Advertisements


We are sorry, the requested page does not exist




NBA heads to London, Mexico City

em>By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has never gone global quite like this. The league will play somewhat of a unique doubleheader Thursday (Friday, PHL time) with games in London and Mexico City, the first time it will stage multiple international games in different countries on the same day in the regular season. Indiana and Denver are the new teams getting to take what's become an annual trip to Britain, while the Phoenix Suns will be hosting the first of a two-game trip south of the border. The NBA has played 165 international games dating to 1978 and during the preseason has had multiple games on the same day from different countries. But this is the first time doing it when the games count. 'We thought having two regular-season global games on the same day for the first time was another great way to celebrate the popularity of our game with fans around the world,' Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum said. Tatum said the league likes to return to cities that are passionate about basketball and that their players and teams want to visit, and both of Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) cities have become regular stops. The game at the O2 Arena is the seventh in the regular season dating to 2011, when the NBA wanted to increase its popularity in Britain ahead of the 2012 Olympics. All have been sold out. The previous games have all featured an Eastern team with a shorter trip across the Atlantic. This time it gives the Pacers, who have played exhibition games in China, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany and Spain, their first chance to play overseas in the regular season. 'I think it's a great opportunity to go over and represent the Pacers organization and the NBA and play a regular-season game,' said Indiana coach Nate McMillan, a U.S. men's basketball assistant when it won Olympic gold in London. 'Both teams will be playing their guys. It's not like a preseason game.' Mexico also was a preseason-only stop when the NBA first visited there 25 years ago. Now it not only gets official games but this year two of them, as the Suns will host Dallas on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and San Antonio on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). 'A new experience, a different culture, different fans, especially all three teams that are going are on the border,' the Suns' P.J. Tucker said. 'So I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of fans down there for each team. Just for us, as a team to go down to another country during the season is pretty cool.' The London game will be played at 3 p.m. EST (4am, PHL time) and the Mexico City contest at 10 p.m. (11am, PHL time) em>AP Sports Writer Bob Baum in Phoenix contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Argentine soccer star Carlos Tevez signs $40M deal in China

NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press br /> BEIJING (AP) — Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has signed to play for Shanghai Shenhua, becoming the latest in a procession of star players to join the Chinese Super League. Shanghai She.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

NLEX mulls trading unhappy Taulava

MANILA, Philippines – The NLEX team management will evaluate things and see if they can work on a deal to grant Asi Taulava his wish to be traded on the heel.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Duterte offers China deal

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to share oil resources with Beijing after pronouncing that the country could set aside a UN tribunal ruling in Manila’s favor, given the Philippines’ inability to protect its territory from Chinese .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Duterte says he ll accept China arms offer

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that he has decided to accept an arms deal being offered by China under concessional terms, in th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

AIIB entry boosts Phl econ agenda

MANILA, Philippines - The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will help in the fulfillment of President Duterte’s 10-point socio-economic a.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

China considers 'wholesale' deal granting Philippines access to disputed shoal: adviser - InterAksyon

China considers 'wholesale' deal granting Philippines access to disputed shoal: adviser - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016

Finance: Sun Life plans second infrastructure investment

LIFE INSURER Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. (Sun Life) is eyeing to make its second infrastructure investment via a placement in another power plant, with hopes of closing the deal as early as the first quarter of next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016

China considers 'wholesale' deal granting Philippines access to disputed shoal: adviser

China considers 'wholesale' deal granting Philippines access to disputed shoal: adviser.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Philippines, China to Move Forward on Investment Commitments

Philippines, China to Move Forward on Investment Commitments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

BOI expects boost from new China pledges

MANILA, Philippines – The Board of Investments (BOI) expects its approved investment pledges to swell next year on the entry of more Chinese investors to the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

Economy: China infra pledges first in line for implementation

INVESTMENT pledges the Philippines secured from China during President Rodrigo R. Duterte's state visit to Beijing last month may soon be implemented after government officials met with Chinese authorities last week......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

NEDA-ICC to act as clearing house for China investments

MANILA, Philippines - The Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will be the designated clearing h.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2016

After high-profile backlash, the Philippines' president is softening his stance on a landmark climate deal - South Chin

After high-profile backlash, the Philippines' president is softening his stance on a landmark climate deal - South China Morning Post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2016

China-led Asia Pacific trade deal nears completion

MANILA, Philippines – A China-led trade deal in Asia-Pacific said to rival the US-chaired Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is nearing completion and is target.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2016

Philippines' deal with China pokes a hole in US strategy - Manila Bulletin

Philippines' deal with China pokes a hole in US strategy - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 5th, 2016

Philippines' Deal With China Pokes a Hole in US Strategy - New York Times

Philippines' Deal With China Pokes a Hole in US Strategy - New York Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

Malaysia PM signs defense deal in tilt toward China

Malaysia PM signs defense deal in tilt toward China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

Economy: FDI due for post-election rebound amid China shift

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) to the Philippines is expected to keep growing despite unsettling rhetoric from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, but will likely see a shift in the sources of capital to reflect the trade pivot to Asian economies, a public fin.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

PH to China: let’s level up trade and investments

BEIJING—The Philippines, through Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, recently (20 October) encouraged China to level up trade and investments for both sides, during the Philippines-China Trade and Investment Forum at the G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016