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Mike Budenholzer named 2019 NBA Coach of Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career at the NBA Awards. The @Bucks' Mike Budenholzer accepts the 2018-19 Coach of the Year trophy! ???? pic.twitter.com/0f4hcaJKy8 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 25, 2019 He guided the Bucks to a 60-22 record in the regular season in his first year with the franchise, leading them to the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to eventual NBA champion Toronto. He got choked up while thanking his wife and kids Monday night. Budenholzer also coached Team Giannis in the All-Star Game last season He earned his first Coach of the Year trophy with Atlanta in 2015. Budenholzer beat out Denver's Mike Malone and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo named 2019 NBA MVP

By Beth Harris, Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors and Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) in Santa Monica. Antetokounmpo, a 24-year-old forward from Greece, beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and James Harden of Houston, who won last year. Antetokounmpo was a resounding winner. He received 941 points and 78 first-place votes in the balloting — 165 points more than Harden. Harden finished second with 776 points and 23 first-place votes. "MVP is not about stats and numbers, and obviously James Harden had unbelievable numbers and Paul George also, but obviously it's about winning," Antetokounmpo said backstage. "We created great habits throughout the season and were able to stick by them, and that's why we were able to have a chance in every single game we played and were able to win 60 games." The show had an international flair, with three international players besides Antetokounmpo winning. Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds while earning All-NBA first-team honors this season, his sixth with the Bucks. He led the franchise to the best record in the regular season and the Bucks reached the Eastern Conference finals. Tears rolled down his cheeks as Antetokounmpo thanked his mother Veronica and brothers in the audience at Barker Hanger. He credited his late father for pushing him toward his goals and his teammates and coaching staff for their help. "We started from nothing as a family," he said, "and we are going to be in every stage that we can be as a family." Antetokounmpo said backstage that he had vowed to his family he wasn't going to cry. "When you hear your name up there on the stage and then you realize these years of hard work, what you did in the past, then you start getting emotional," he said. Budenholzer also got choked up while thanking his family after his second coaching honor. He earned the trophy for the first time with Atlanta in 2015. He guided the Bucks to a 60-22 record in the regular season in his first year with the franchise, leading them to the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to eventual NBA champion Toronto. "What they did on the court this year, including the playoffs, was special," Budenholzer said backstage. "We weren't good enough in the end, but we certainly feel like we have enough talent, we have enough character to be a team that's playing in the finals and winning a championship." Budenholzer also coached Team Giannis in the All-Star Game last season. He beat out Denver's Mike Malone and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers. Horst was honored in voting by his fellow NBA executives, while the six biggest awards were determined in voting by a global media panel. Lou Williams was voted the Sixth Man of the Year for the second season in a row and third time in his career, tying former Los Angeles Clipper guard Jamal Crawford. The guard won for the first time in 2015 with Toronto. Williams beat out teammate Montrezl Harrell, with whom he formed the highest-scoring bench duo in NBA history last season, and Domantas Sabonis of Indiana. Williams became the career leader in points off the bench during the season. "This one was different because I kind of went into the season wanting this one. In years past I always just played and lived with whatever happened," he said. "I felt like this one was going to be a legacy piece." Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Antetokounmpo and George. "I never thought I would be able to do that when I started basketball playing in France," Gobert said backstage. "I didn't know an NBA player, I didn't know nothing about basketball. I was just having fun." Pascal Siakam of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors earned Most Improved Player. The 25-year-old from Cameroon averaged 16.9 points and started 79 of 80 regular-season games for the Raptors in his third year with the team. Siakam had 26 20-point outings after scoring 20 points in a game only once in his first two seasons. He then scored 32 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Siakam beat out De'Aaron Fox of Sacramento and D'Angelo Russell of Brooklyn. Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks easily won Rookie of the Year. The 20-year-old small forward from Slovenia accepted his trophy from RJ Barrett, who went to the New York Knicks as the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft last week. Doncic was the No. 3 pick last year. The other finalists were Deandre Ayton of Phoenix and Trae Young of Atlanta. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson shared the Lifetime Achievement Award. The former rivals took turns holding their trophies while each other spoke. Bird said the NBA is in good hands with today's talented athletes and he urged them to keep the game the same so it continues on for future generations. Johnson starred for the Los Angeles Lakers and Bird with the Boston Celtics. Mike Conley Jr., newly traded to the Utah Jazz, claimed trophies for Teammate and Sportsmanship of the Year. Conley earned the awards for his 12-year tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies. Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards received the NBA Cares Community Assist honor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Kiefer Ravena looking forward to Governor s Cup as he re-joins NLEX in practice

Just hours after his first practice back with the National Team, Kiefer Ravena also re-joined his mother team, the NLEX Road Warriors, for practice, Tuesday morning at the FCL Center in Katipunan.  The 25-year old Ravena, the number two overall draft pick in the 2017 PBA, had his stellar rookie campaign cut short after being handed a suspension by FIBA for failing a random drug test in 2018.  The suspension encompassed not only Ravena's international play, but also his professional play here at home.  Now, with just two months left before his suspension is up and three months to go before he can return to the court with NLEX, Ravena is treating his first practice back like it was his first ever practice with the team.  "I treated it as a normal practice, just like my first day last year," Ravena shared with the media during a post-practice scrum. "I want to make it routine as possible, to hasten the process, to get back to my rhythm, especially, ibang team ‘to eh, NLEX ‘to eh, so every time na nandito ako, yung priority ko is to really think about what’s happening now first, and then pag nasa Gilas, sa hapon, yun naman ng pino-proseso ko." Apart from being able to return to basketball activities, Ravena said that he can also finally watch games as well, and he will be in the house on Friday when his Road Warriors take on Rain or Shine this Friday at the Araneta Coliseum.  "It was a good practice, we have a game on Friday against Rain or Shine. I’m excited to watch, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a basketball game. I’ll be there to watch and support the team." More than just finally being able to run with his squad, Ravena said he just missed simply being around his NLEX family.  "Yung trabaho mismo, yung pupunta ka dito, yung pupunta ka talaga dito mismo to practice, talk to your teammates, do something that I love doing, which is play basketball, just being around my teammates, yun yung pinaka-namiss ko." With the Road Warriors sitting at the bottom of the standings with a 1-7 slate and just three games left in the ongoing 2019 PBA Governor's Cup, it's highly unlikely that NLEX makes a playoff push. As early as now however, Ravena and the team are already getting ready for the third conference, the Governor's Cup.  "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin." By the time the Governor's Cup rolls in, Ravena hopes to have with him a fully healthy NLEX squad. Right now, the team has been ravaged by injuries, with their other key playmaker Kevin Alas being sidelined with another ACL injury and veterans in Larry Fonacier, JR Quinahan and RJ Jazul still working their way back.  Ravena is also excited to finally share the court with new faces in Jericho Cruz and Poy Erram. Import Olu Ashaolu is also back with the Road Warriors and is expected to debut on Friday as part of their preparation for the third conference.  "With Jericho coming it, healthy si Poy, healthy is JR, with Olu, me and Kevin, si Jazul, he’s healthy, si Larry pa nandiyan, I think we’re ready to take steps back," said Ravena. "Our goal is to really win it all in the third conference, but we have to take it a day at a time." With three months to go before he makes his long-awaited NLEX return, Ravena is making sure that the team gets into a groove before the start of the Governor's Cup. Being away from the team and not being able to contribute was a difficult experience, Ravena said. Now, he's happy to be able to help the team out, even if it's just in practice for now.  "Siyempre, medyo mahirap, kasi parang medyo helpless ka, nanonood ka lang sa TV, wala kang magawa para makatulong, kahit gustong-gusto mo maka-tulong." Soon enough, 'The Phenom' will be back on the floor, and that can only mean good things for the Road Warriors.  "Pero at the end of the day, tapos na ‘yon, ilang buwan na lang aantayin ko, at least ngayon, eto, makakatulong na ako sa practice. Ito na yung quote-unquote ambag ko sa kanila to make us better for the next three games." "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin," he added. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Eddie Garcia binigyan ng 21-gun salute

BINIGYAN ng full military honors ng Philippine Army ang award-winning veteran actor na si Eddie Garcia sa huling lamay nito sa The Heritage Memorial Park, Taguig City nitong Linggo ng gabi. Bukod sa longtime partner ni Manoy Eddie na si Lilibeth Romero, nasaksihan din ng mga kamag-anak at malalapit na kaibigan ng beteranong aktor at […] The post Eddie Garcia binigyan ng 21-gun salute appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Air Force takes flight as champions of PBL Open

Philippine Air Force has been racking up the honors in previous leagues and tournaments - and in their first foray in the Philippine Baseball League, the Lawin took flight and soared. Air Force mounted a huge seven-run lead after the third inning to completely take the fight out of the Thunderz All Star squad and take the 2019 PBL Open title, 7-4, last Sunday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium. Veteran national team pitcher Romeo Jasmin was virtually unbreachable throughout the match. Despite allowing nine hits in the seven innings played, the former Adamson University standout anchored his defense in stranding eight men at the bases. After a scoreless first frame, the white-shirts broke through Aids Bernardo with consecutive hits before Junmar Diarao punched in a two-RBI single to take a 2-0 lead. Jonjon Robles then drove in another hit to send Diarao home to end the frame at 3-0. In the third inning, PAF pulled away after scoring four more runs capitalizing on the errors of the Thunderz shortstops. Robles got his second hit of the day as he put the game out of reach at 7-0. National team pitchers, playing outfield this match, paced the orange-shirts' offense as Vlads Eguia ended at 2-on-3 hitting and Jerome Yenson had a hit and two runs. In the bronze medal match, the Adamson Soaring Falcons consolidated their Group B win over groupmates and UAAP rivals National University Bulldogs, 4-2. Right fielder Patrick Espinosa had a perfect 3-of-3 batting as Lexter Carandang finished with 2-of-3 hitting and scoring two of these four runs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Full military honors given to legendary Eddie Garcia

SHORTLY after sunset on Sunday, veteran actor Eddie Garcia was honored with a 21-gun salute by the Phillipine Army. It was the final night of his wake at the Heritage…READ The post Full military honors given to legendary Eddie Garcia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Dam Easy way to protect from floods

'Dam Easy' way to protect from floods The Manila Times Since it was launched by All Weather Industries (AWI) in Ireland in September 2017, Dam Easy Flood Barriers quickly took the country by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Right time to invest in Metro Manila property?

A part from being an economist and columnist for this paper, I am also a business owner of a medium-sized food group and a country head of an American multi-national firm. Like many involved in the food business and investments, 2017 and 2018 were good years for us. The favorable business conditions in our industries is something we are grateful for and do not take for granted......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Cebu bet wins second runner up in Ambassador of the World-PH competition

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hari sa Sugbo 2017 Elcid Magne Camacho has finished second runner-up during the Ambassador of the World – Philippines 2019 held last June 22 in Makati City.  In a message sent to CDN Digital, he is happy with his 2nd runner up win in the competition. “I am thankful because I […] The post Cebu bet wins second runner up in Ambassador of the World-PH competition appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

About face: US routs Trinidad 6-0 in Gold Cup

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The only embarrassment and shame was felt on the other side. Two years later, the U.S. soccer team turned the tables on Trinidad and Tobago. Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span, Christian Pulisic added one during a five-goal barrage in the second half and the Americans unloaded on their nemesis in a 6-0 blowout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night, earning a small dose of revenge over the team that handed them a nightmarish loss in 2017. Aaron Long scored his first two international goals — one with his head, the other off his chest — and Paul Arriola scored as the U.S. tallied five times in 25 minutes while cruising to its second shutout this week and advancing to the quarterfinals in Philadelphia on June 30. It was the first matchup between the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago since Oct. 10, 2017, when the Americans, needing only a tie to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, lost 2-1 to the Soca Warriors. The embarrassing defeat snapped a streak of seven straight World Cup appearances by the Americans and triggered a top-to-bottom overhaul of the men's program, which has operated in the imposing shadow of the powerful U.S. women, seeking their fourth world title in France. There would be no repeat performance by this revamped U.S. team, which is determined to win back global respect. "Every time we step on the field we want to make a statement," said Zardes, who just missed getting a third goal. "We're trying to change the way the world views American soccer." The Americans posted their most lopsided win since beating Honduras 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on March 24, 2017, when Pulisic, who took over this game in the second half, also scored and had a pair of assists. But while much of the pre-game talk centered on the U.S. getting payback, the Americans insist they've put the past behind them. "For us, we advance to the next round," coach Gregg Berhalter said. "That's important. Our focus was to prepare for this game knowing that if we'd be able to go to the next round. That was the focus of the group. Trinidad was in our way." Not anymore. With the U.S. leading 1-0 on Long's goal in the 41st minute, Zardes scored from right in front shortly after U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen made a diving save to stop Trinidad from tying a match the Americans dominated. Michael Bradley chipped the ball from the left side to a charging Nick Lima, who headed the ball to Zardes in front. The American striker only had to guide it by Trinidad keeper Marvin Phillip in the 65th minute. Two minutes later, Zardes buried a hard shot from the left side for his 10th international goal and second two-goal game for the Americans. Zardes nearly completed a hat trick, but his low shot from up top in the 70th minute hit the left upright. Next up for the Americans is a matchup with Panama on Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas. The Panamanians improved to 2-0 in Group D of the 16-team tournament with a 4-2 win over Guyana, also clinching a quarterfinal berth. On a picture-perfect night along the shores of Lake Erie, the American team controlled possession and tempo while thoroughly outplaying T&T, which was blanked 2-0 by Panama in its opening match and was eliminated. The Soca Warriors were content to sit back and let the U.S. attack, hoping to spring counters. They nearly connected in the 61st minute as Cordell Cato eluded three defenders on the right side and hit teammate Levi Garcia in stride. But Garcia's shot was high and wide, a close call that prompted a collective gasp from the U.S. faithful. "Big moment," Trinidad coach Dennis Lawrence said. "When you get in that position, you have to put that away." Lawrence was upset with how his team collapsed following the U.S. team's second goal. "How can you play so good for 65 minutes and then so awful for the last 25?" he said, repeating his postgame message to his players. "We have to learn to stand up and fight. We lost focus and we paid the price." Berhalter stuck with the same starting lineup he used in the opener over Guyana but gave the captain's arm band to Steffen for the first time. Bradley captained the Americans in the opening 4-0 win over Guyana. Long, who plays in the MLS for the New York Red Bulls, put the U.S. ahead off a beautiful feed from the left side by Pulisic. Shortly after the U.S. was awarded a free kick, the Americans kept pressing and maintained possession in Trinidad's half before Pulisic spotted Long inside the 6-yard-box and delivered an arching pass to the forward, who left his feet, connected and drove the ball past a sprawling Phillip. The score touched off a flag-waving celebration behind the goal by red-white-and blue clad U.S. fans, who have been anxiously awaiting their team's chance at some redemption. After a 20-month wait, they got a little......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Oops! Duterte can t reach Singapore PM in ASEAN handshake

MANILA, Philippines – Remember that  awkward moment with US President Donald Trump when leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their dialogue partners did their traditional handshake in 2017?  Something similar happened to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when ASEAN did its traditional ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

FAST FACTS: NBA Awards 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – The NBA honors its top performers of the season on Monday, June 24 (Tuesday, June 25, Philippine time) with Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Oklahoma City's Paul George leading the pack.  The star trio vie for the Most Valuable Player award as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Biology major from Ilocos Sur is UP Baguio s second summa cum laude grad

Five other students will graduate as magna cum laude on Monday at Camp John Hay while 54 other students will also graduate with honors......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

CA clears Cagayan de Oro City mayor

The Court of Appeals has reversed the 2017 ruling of the Ombudsman that ordered the dismissal from the service of Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno and his perpetual disqualification to hold public office. With the ruling, the CA removed the legal impediment to Moreno’s assumption as re-elected mayor of Cagayan de Oro City.  He […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Apple recalls 15-inch Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.” The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017, the company said, adding it would replace batteries free of charge. A number of countries are covered […] The post Apple recalls 15-inch Macbook Pros over battery fire risk appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Bullpups claim yet another title in 2019 after clean sweep of Filoil Preseason

Even without its "Big Three," Nazareth School of National University still had more than enough to add yet another championship to its mantle, taming San Beda High School, 76-69, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Harold Alarcon waxed hot with 17 points to go along with three assists, two steals, and two rebounds while Tournament MVP Kevin Quiambao wound up with a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double. Those two were the engine and the fuel that allowed the Bullpups to overcome the absence of Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo who are now in Qatar for a tour of duty with Gilas Youth. Nat Tulabut, a transferee from Lyceum of the Philippines University, also added 14 points while second-generation ballers Echo Laure and Kenji Duremdes chimed in four points and two steals, respectively. This is just latest championship for NU which had already won titles in the UAAP Juniors, NBTC Nationals, and Palarong Pambansa in the earlier part of the year. For the Red Cubs, Troy Valencia and Justine Sanchez showed the way as the former finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three steals while the latter ended with 12 markers, 15 boards, and two pilfers. They were without versatile forward Rhayyan Amsali who also is with Gilas Youth. Meanwhile, LPU sailed to the bronze medal after dispatching University of Perpetual Help, 79-78. This is the Junior Pirates' best finish yet and adds to the honors their top guns received as John Barba and Mac Guadana were named to the Mythical Team alongside NU's Quiambao and Tamayo and San Beda's Sanchez. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

RPOC 7 Honors Davide for Dedication, Leadership as Council Head

Outgoing Governor and Vice Governor-elect Hilario P. Davide III was recognized by officers and members of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) 7 during their second quarter meeting held at the Capitol Social Hall on Tuesday, June 18. Police Regional Office 7 Director Debold Sinas, RPOC vice chairperson, represented by Pcol. Ildebrandi N. Usana, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Chem firms see slim prospects due to strict rules in Europe

Local chemical firms expect their exports to grow by only five percent this year given strict requirements being imposed in Europe, the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Manila Water officer recognized outstanding worker of the Republic

Manila Water officer recognized outstanding worker of the Republic.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

La Trinidad LGU recognizes outstanding citizens

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 21 (PIA) -- The municipal government recognized the town's outstanding citizens and groups led by two police officers during the 69th Foundation Day celebration with the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019