Hit somebody remark gets Chot Reyes suspended, fined

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes did not go scot-free from the hammer dropped by FIBA on the Philippines and Australia following their infamous brawl during a World Cup qualifying game last July 2.  Despite not joining the full-blown melee, Reyes will serve a one-game suspension and ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 19th, 2018

SBP withdraws from Asian Games, cancelling ROS reunion

In a sudden turn of events, the Philippines will not send a basketball team to the 2018 Asian Games. In a statement late Thursday night, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has decided to withraw from the Asiad in order "to allow our National Team and our organization to regroup." Excatly one week ago, FIBA handed out its sanctions to the Philippines following the brawl against Australia in the World Cup qualifiers. 10 players were suspended. Head coach Chot Reyes was suspended as well. In light of that, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, with Yeng Guiao coaching, were supposed to take over the TNT KaTropa as Philippine representatives in the Asian Games slated next month. The PBA Board even had a meeting early Thursday to discuss the country's participation. But in a surprise move, the SBP is withdrawing from the competition just a few hours later. Read the full statement below: SBP Statement on Philippine Participation in the 2018 Asian Games — SBP (@officialSBPinc) July 26, 2018     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Picking up the pieces

The quest to begin repairing the damage wrought by the brawl between the Philippines and Australia during their World Cup qualifying match on July 2 began almost immediately after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas held a press conference Thursday to announce the fines and sanctions slapped by the international basketball federation (Fiba) on both countries. With coach Chot Reyes and naturalized center Andray Blatche out of the roster for a varying number of games and several key players also suspended, Gilas Pilipinas will be hard-pressed to come up with a competitive squad when it faces Qatar at the start of the second round of qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup. "Obviously, ...Keep on reading: Picking up the pieces.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

PBA affirms support for Gilas Pilipinas following Fiba ban

The PBA is giving its full support to Gilas Pilipinas after 10 of its players have been suspended for the upcoming games in 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. With top players out for Gilas' second-round campaign starting September, the national team will need to add more players to the poolwhich will likely come from the PBA. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said that head coach Chot Reyes, who is also suspended for one game, can have his pick of qualified players from all the 12 teams. "Chot Reyes' pool is the 12 teams in the PBA," Marcial told in Filipino in a phone interview. "Whoever he picks, we will give to him as long as the player wants to play." Calvi...Keep on reading: PBA affirms support for Gilas Pilipinas following Fiba ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

PBA: Alaska suspends Abueva for going AWOL

Calvin Abueva is suspended. Alaska has suspended its star forward for missing team activities for more than a week. In a statement by owner Wilfred Uytengsu, the Aces is putting the Beast on the shelf for the meantime. The suspension is indefinite and effective immediately. Read the full statement below:   "The Alaska Aces have placed Calvin Abueva on indefinite suspension following his more than one week absence from practice and failing to advise the coaching staff and management of his whereabouts. While we understand Calvin may be going through some troubling personal issues, it does not obviate his responsibility to his team. The suspension is effective immediately. Alaska, however, will allow Abueva to play for Gilas if Coach Chot Reyes chooses to use him in the line up. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu"   After the PBA All-Star break, Abueva never reported to Alaska and missed the Aces' win last week over Blackwater. At the time, head coach Alex Compton said that Abueva was dealing with "personal issues." Calvin also missed time in the Philippine Cup due to similar reasons. Alaska is currently doing well in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, sporting a 5-1 record just behind Rain or Shine (7-1) and TNT (6-1). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

FIBA Asia Cup a huge challenge for Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines – There was a remark by Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes to this writer hours before the team left for Beirut, Lebanon, to participa.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2017

Chinese parents fined, driving license suspended for letting 6-year-old steer car stock photo A couple from China were reprimanded and fined by the police after a video of them letting their 6-year-old daughter drive the car emerged in social media. In the video, th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

SBP seeks 3-point clarification with FIBA on brawl

SBP president Al Panlilio has said a letter has been sent to FIBA seeking clarification on three points in relation to the suspension of 10 players, head coach Chot Reyes and assistant coach Jong Uichico with the appurtenant fines but clarified no appeal was made on the sanctions issued in the wake of the recent brawl between the Philippines and Australia in the third window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup qualifiers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Jets Darnold ends holdout, inks 4-year, $30.25 million deal

By Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is signed, sealed and back under center. The New York Jets inked the rookie quarterback to a fully guaranteed four-year, $30.25 million deal Monday, ending the contract holdout of the NFL's No. 3 overall draft pick. Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details. There wouldn't be a fourth straight absence. "What's up Jets fans?" Darnold said in a video posted by the team . "Man, it's a pleasure to be signed now. I'm very excited. Very special moment. Let's do it. Jet up!" Just a few minutes after the Jets announced the signing — which includes a bonus of about $20 million — on social media, Darnold made his way out to the practice field with his teammates greeting him with a "Rudy"-like slow-clap . "We were just messing around with him," defensive end Leonard Williams said with a smile. "We gave him a little slow-clap and I think it was just more of a welcoming him back and also just a thing the guys do. We mess around with each other a lot. "We were like, 'Oh, he finally made it." Darnold spoke briefly to coach Todd Bowles as he joined the team. "I told him he was late," Bowles said, keeping a straight face. A grinning Darnold made his way to the warmup line and got a pat on the shoulder from Josh McCown. "Anybody that comes in late and holds out as a draft pick and makes a bunch of money is going to catch ribbing from the team," Bowles said. "And this is only the start of it. But Sam has a good spirit and he'll take it kindheartedly." Darnold then jumped right into position drills, handing off to running backs and throwing a few short passes before participating in team drills. After a shaky start that included a handoff, an incompletion and an intercepted pass by Doug Middleton, Darnold bounced back in red-zone drills with short touchdown tosses to fellow rookie Chris Herndon and later to wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. The 21-year-old quarterback — who was not made available to the media after practice — is expected to compete with McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the Jets' starting job. But he fell behind slightly with each passing day, and it began to look uncertain as to when an agreement between the sides would come together. "The competition has been underway," Bowles said. "It just didn't start today. It started (last) Thursday when we reported for camp. He's got some work to catch up and do." While the amount of Darnold's contract was already clear under the NFL's wage slotting system, the hang-up appeared to be over contract language. One issue was offsets, which if included could provide a team with a measure of financial protection if it cuts a player during his rookie contract. The Jets have historically included offset language in their contracts. Not having offset language, a condition that Darnold's representatives apparently sought, allows a player to receive his remaining salary from the team that cut him, as well as get paid by another team that signs him. According to published reports, another issue was default language related to the guaranteed money. Some teams include stipulations that could void guarantees if a player is fined and/or suspended by the NFL for disciplinary reasons. The Jets do not make details of contracts available. Pro Football Talk reported that Darnold's contract includes offset language on future guarantees — if he gets cut during this deal — but the Jets also agreed to pay the quarterback's full $20 million signing bonus within the next 15 days and removed language in the deal voiding guarantees based on fines by the NFL. "Obviously, we're very happy," general manager Mike Maccagnan said. "We were very happy we were able to draft Sam and, you know, it's taken a little while to get the contract done but we feel very good about it. And we're glad to have him in here." The 39-year-old McCown is the incumbent and currently the favorite to be under center for New York at Detroit on Sept. 10 in the regular-season opener. He and Bridgewater took increased snaps in practices in Darnold's absence, and coach Todd Bowles acknowledged that the Jets might need to bring in another passer to ease the workload on the veterans. No need now. Darnold will be able to do some catching up on the field and in the classroom, and Bowles thinks he'll probably be ready to play in New York's preseason opener against Atlanta on Aug. 10. "First day of camp for him," Bowles said. "It looked like the first day of camp. He'll get some studying in and he'll catch up. You understand the ramifications of missing three practices, but he can catch up and he's got time to catch up. But he's got to put his head down, because everybody has a head start.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Reyes respects Fiba sanction, but denies inciting unsportsmanlike behavior

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes insisted that he did not give out instructions that 'incited unsportsmanlike behavior' resulting to the brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Gilas-Qatar Game to Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Gilas will have to host a game with Qatar sans spectators. Aside from the suspensions slapped on 10 Gilas players and Coaches Chot Reyes and Jong Uichico, FIBA also ruled that the Philippines’ next home game, the Sept. 17 showdown against Qatar, will be held behind closed doors. “Philippines’ national federation, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Death squads, Gilas suspension, Tropical Storm Inday | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Bishop slams ' death squads ' in 2 overnight Caloocan murders. Duterte won't have any hand in bid to scrap 2019 polls – Roque. VIRAL: UST student tweets how she was physically abused. 10 Gilas players suspended , SBP fined for FIBA brawl. More rain seen as Tropical Storm Inday ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Chot Reyes denies fanning unsportsmanlike actions

  MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has denied inciting 'unsportsmanlike behavior' during the Philippines-Australia match that resulted to a full-blown brawl even as FIBA slapped him a one-game suspension and a disciplinary fine of 10,000 Swiss francs (approx. P535,000). Reyes said he stands by the Samahang Basketbol ng ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018


TEN Gilas Pilipinas and three Australian players were suspended and fined in the aftermath of one of the worst brawls in modern basketball history that marred the two nations’ game in the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifier last July 2 at the Philippine Arena. Not only that, the world’s….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Australia Philippines Brawl

  International governing body FIBA says 13 players and two coaches have been suspended and fined and sanctions imposed on the national federations of the Philippines and Australia after a brawl during an Asian qualifier for next year’s basketball World Cup. Video of the brawl was widely played around the world on various websites, with […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

UPDATE: PH, Australia fined and 15 suspended for ‘basketbrawl’

THE International Basketball Federation (FIBA) suspended and fined 13 players from the Philippines and Australia and two coaches for their involvement in a brawl during the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asian Qualifiers last July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz and Jio Jalalon were each suspended for five [...] The post UPDATE: PH, Australia fined and 15 suspended for ‘basketbrawl’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Reyes lauds Aussies’ defense

Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said he was impressed by Australia’s defense and admitted the Philippines couldn’t execute like it did in demolishing Chinese-Taipei because the Boomers disrupted the flow of the hometown team’s offense at the Philippine Arena last Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

FIBA: Guiao blames Kickert for starting Gilas-Boomers brawl

MANILA, Philippines --- Former national team head coach Yeng Guiao is not convinced that the unfortunate Gilas-Boomers brawl is entirely the fault of the Pinoys. The Australians had a hand in it too, and they should apologize as well, particularly Daniel Kickert. Guiao believes Kickert triggered the whole thing, which is what Gilas head coach Chot Reyes is saying. "What the Gilas players did was, to me, a natural human instinct in that situation. So, actually ako, I think it’s the Australians who need to apologize, not the Gilas team because it’s Kickert’s action that started the whole thing," Guiao said Wednesday after a PBA game featuring his NLEX team and Magnolia. "I do not believe in Luc Longley saying it’s Chot Reyes. Wala namang ginawa si Chot eh. Yung sinabi niya, well. .. That’s again, maybe, that’s debatable. But what Kickert did was the trigger of everything," he added. Kickert hit RR Pogoy with an elbow to the face after Pogoy shoved Chris Goulding to the floor following an offensive foul. But Guiao says Kickert never should have reacted in the first place and the Boomers are just looking for someone to blame after the fracas. "Yung nangyari kay Pogoy, yung banggaan nila ni Goulding, basketball play pa iyon eh. that was still a basketball play and the refs blew their whistle," Guiao said.  "So I think the Australians are just looking for somebody to blame when the ang dapat iblame ang the Australians, who I think are looking for trouble when they came here. The tone was set the day before when they were ripping the decals without any permission. If I coached the national team I would never do that coming into any venue and you have to respect the property of other people whatever they say kahit ano pa man yung dahilan," he added. In the end, Guiao is firm in his belief that Kickert pretty much started the brawl. And Guiao can't figure out why Kickert has never apologized for his own actions in the incident. "Kickert I think started it all, and he didn't even apologize. All he said was it's regrettable. And all he said was it's unfortunate. But he almost killed somebody and he did not apologize," Guiao said. "So sa akin pag hindi ka nagalit dun, hindi ka normal. Some people are taking the high ground but ako nagpapakatotoo lang ako. I dont think it's Chot Reyes's fault, it's Kickert's fault. He started it. And the bad thing about ths is our Gilas players are profusely apologizing for what happened, the guy who started it never apologized," he added. In the end though, Guiao acknowledges that the player's actions were wrong. However, he can understand the way they reacted. It was human nature and it was a lose-lose situation for our players. Watch their teammate get bullied and they'll hear something negative. Stand up and defend their teammate and well. they'll hearing negative things now. "To me, what is more embarrassing, if Kickert did that in front of our countrymen with us hosting, and he did not suffer any consequences after doing that..To me, sa akin yun ang nakakahiya.. na nandito ka sa Pilipinas, binagsakan ka ng siko ng napalaking tao. Kung yun ay naging kapatid mo, naging tatay mo, naging anak mo, kahit nga yung aso ko ginanun nya, makakatikim sa akin yun eh. So, it’s really to be, para magpakatotoo ka. Natural reaction talaga yun. Sabi ko nga, kung hindi nag-react ng ganun baka mas nakakahiya pa. Bakit mo pinabayaan yung kakampi nyo?" Guiao said. "I will not justify that. Mali talaga yun. I agree na mali talaga yun. Siguro nung burst of emotion, after that dapat naawat na, dapat naano na. Yun hindi ko majujustify yun. But in that instant, that split second when there's a burst of emotion, galit na ganun reaction mo, kung tao ka, flesh and blood ka and nakita mo yun, magre-react ka talaga. Kaya nga to me it's just being human," Guiao added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Mayors seek dialogue with PRRD, Boracay, Kris defends Gilas | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine mayors seek a 'dialogue' with President Rodrigo Duterte following the back-to-back assassinations of General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote, and Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Basketball legend and Australia assistant coach Luc Longley blames Philippine coach Chot Reyes. After just over two months of rehabilitation, Environment Secretary Roy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence

In this July 4, 2018, photo, Australia assistant coach and former NBA star Luc Longley speaks to the media as he arrives at Brisbane airport, after the violence that marred a World Cup qualifying m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Longley blames Philippines coach for World Cup violence

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Australia assistant coach and former NBA star Luc Longley has accused Philippines coach Chot Reyes of inciting the violence that marred a World Cup qualifying match betw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018