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Is Misagh Bahadoran in love again?

Is Misagh Bahadoran in love again?.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardOct 10th, 2018

Azkals blow past Laos in Bangabandhu Gold Cup opener

Three different players scored as the Philippine Azkals blasted past Laos, 3-1, Wednesday evening at the Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh.  Jovin Bedic opened the scoring in the 44th minute after sending in a penalty attempt following a foul inside the box. Early in the second half, Jarvey Gayoso scored his first goal as a Philippine Azkal with a 53rd minute header to double the Filipino side's lead. Azkals Veteran Misagh Bahadoran put the match on ice with another penalty in the 82nd minute to make it a three-goal advantage.  Laos managed to pull one back with a penalty kick of their own in the last minute.  With the win, the Azkals earn three points and clich a semifinals berth.  The Azkals and host nation Bangladesh close out the group stage on Friday, October 5th with the top spot in Group B at on the line. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Rejuvenated Bahadoran back with ph Azkals

Veteran Misagh Bahadoran, the Philippines' top scorer in 2018 World Cup qualifying, makes his return to the Azkals as he leads the national team that opens its campaign against Laos in the 201.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

UAAP MVPs Gayoso, Clarino among Azkals call-ups for Bangabandhu Cup

Former UAAP Men's Football champions and MVPs Jarvey Gayoso of Ateneo de Manila and Ian Clariño of the Davao Aguilas headline a young batch of Philippine Azkals call-ups for the upcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Bangladesh.  Thankful for another opportunity to represent the country! #Azkals 🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/sTaav46muo — Jarvey Gayoso (@JarveyGayoso) September 26, 2018 Gayoso, an incoming fourth-year striker for the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles will be making his second appearance for the Azkals after getting called up for an international tournament back in 2017.  The 21-year old Gayoso was the UAAP's MVP back in Season 79 after leading the Blue Eagles to their first men's football title in Since UAAP Season 75.  Clarino on the other hand, will be making his first Azkals stint after helping the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons to a second UAAP men's football crown in the last three seasons.  Clarino capped off his graduating year with an MVP plum and a UAAP championship.  Joining Gayoso and Clarino are regular Azkals call-ups such as Amani Aguinaldo, Misagh Bahadoran, Kenshiro Daniels, Fitch Johnson Arboleda, and Paolo Salenga to name a few.            View this post on Instagram                   Here are the call-ups for the 2018 Bangabandhu Gold Cup! 👊🏼 — #OneBlood #OneDesire ⚽️🇵🇭🐺 A post shared by The Philippine Azkals (@theazkals) on Sep 30, 2018 at 9:38pm PDT The Bangabandhu Gold Cup is an international tournament organized by the Bangladesh Football Federation which will feature six nations including Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Palestine, Tajikistan, and the Philippines.  The Azkals will be grouped with Laos and Bangladesh in Group B. Their first assignment will be against Laos on Wednesday, October 3rd.  The tournament, which runs from October 1-12, will help serve as preparation for the Azkals' upcoming major tournaments, namely the AFF Suzuki Cup from November to December and the AFC Asian Cup on January. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Nearing 50 international goals, Phil Younghusband more focused on getting the W against Tajikistan

During the first half the Philippine Azkals’ International Friendly Match against Fiji, Misagh Bahadoran was fouled inside the box, setting team captain Phil Younghusband up for a penalty attempt that ultimately gave him is 49th international goal. Already the nation’s leading goal scorer, the Fil-Brit striker is closing in on another career milestone: 50 international goals, and the historic could very well come against Tajikistan in arguably the Philippines’ biggest football game in history as the Azkals try to break into the AFC Asian Cup tournament for the first time ever. “I’m very thankful to my teammates for getting me the penalty. The first goal is always important because it breaks the deadlock and it means that the opposition has to come out and score a goal.” Younghusband said about the 29th minute penalty against Fiji, Thursday night. While Younghusband isn’t hiding the fact that he’s out for number fifty, the Azkals skipper isn’t taking his eyes off the bigger prize on the table, and that’s a ticket to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. “Obviously a goal of mine is to get to 50, but the most important thing is the team wins, and if that happens in the next game or in ten games’ time, then as long as we’re in the Asian Cup, then I’ll be happy.” Currently at the top of Group F in the Group Stage of the qualifiers with nine points off two wins and three draws, the Azkals are in a good position to seal the deal, and a draw on Tuesday night would do the trick. Of course, the Azkals aren’t leaving anything to chance, and getting the maximum three points against Tajikistan is the top priority. The best case scenario: Phil hits 50 and the Azkals get the win. “Yeah, I hope I score in the next game. As I said, whether it comes in the next game or in ten games’ time, as long as we’re in the Asian Cup, for me that’s the big goal, for the team and for Philippine football.” Getting to 50 international conversions puts Younghusband up there with the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and more. He’ll also be the first Filipino to do so. “Whatever happens, as long as we’re in the Asian Cup, whether our goal keeper scores the goal or whether I score the goal, it doesn’t matter as long as we’re in the Asian Cup.”   Catch the Azkals as they take on Tajikistan in their final 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers match on Tuesday, March 27th, LIVE on LIGA channel 86 and LIGA HD channel 183. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Nearing 50 international goals, Phil Younghusband more focused on getting the W against Tajikistan

During the first half the Philippine Azkals’ International Friendly Match against Fiji, Misagh Bahadoran was fouled inside the box, setting team captain Phil Younghusband up for a penalty attempt that ultimately gave him is 49th international goal. Already the nation’s leading goal scorer, the Fil-Brit striker is closing in on another career milestone: 50 international goals, and the historic could very well come against Tajikistan in arguably the Philippines’ biggest football game in history as the Azkals try to break into the AFC Asian Cup tournament for the first time ever. “I’m very thankful to my teammates for getting me the penalty. The first goal is always important because it breaks the deadlock and it means that the opposition has to come out and score a goal.” Younghusband said about the 29th minute penalty against Fiji, Thursday night. While Younghusband isn’t hiding the fact that he’s out for number fifty, the Azkals skipper isn’t taking his eyes off the bigger prize on the table, and that’s a ticket to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. “Obviously a goal of mine is to get to 50, but the most important thing is the team wins, and if that happens in the next game or in ten games’ time, then as long as we’re in the Asian Cup, then I’ll be happy.” Currently at the top of Group F in the Group Stage of the qualifiers with nine points off two wins and three draws, the Azkals are in a good position to seal the deal, and a draw on Tuesday night would do the trick. Of course, the Azkals aren’t leaving anything to chance, and getting the maximum three points against Tajikistan is the top priority. The best case scenario: Phil hits 50 and the Azkals get the win. “Yeah, I hope I score in the next game. As I said, whether it comes in the next game or in ten games’ time, as long as we’re in the Asian Cup, for me that’s the big goal, for the team and for Philippine football.” Getting to 50 international conversions puts Younghusband up there with the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and more. He’ll also be the first Filipino to do so. “Whatever happens, as long as we’re in the Asian Cup, whether our goal keeper scores the goal or whether I score the goal, it doesn’t matter as long as we’re in the Asian Cup.”   Catch the Azkals as they take on Tajikistan in their final 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers match on Tuesday, March 27th, LIVE on LIGA channel 86 and LIGA HD channel 183. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Azkals survive late scare, escape Fiji in friendly

Philippine Azkals topped Fiji, 3-2, in their international friendly Thursday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium, but not without a late scare as errors nearly proved costly for the home team. Phil Younghusband converted a penalty at the 29th minute to break the ice and set the tone for the home squad as they were the clear aggressors from the get-go. The Azkals were awarded the penalty after Kolinio Vakauravanua Sivoki bumped Misagh Bahadoran inside the box to give the Philippines the chance. Younghusband would then seize the opportunity, nabbing his 49th international goal and further establishing himself as the nation's best goal scorer. Pika Minegishi doubled the Philippines'...Keep on reading: Azkals survive late scare, escape Fiji in friendly.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Off the football field, Misagh Bahadoran only has his eyes on Sam Pinto

Popular as “the number 9 with the head band”, Misagh Bahadoran has been one of the most remarkable fixtures in the Philippine Azkals and the Cebu-based club Global FC as a powerful and unpredictable winger for both clubs. Since starting his career as a professional football player in 2006 under the Philippine national futsal team, he has greatly contributed to his teams and even became the main person to score the highly aspired goals. However, it took many years, hardships, and frustrations before he was able to don a national team jersey. He scored his first international goal in a 2-1 win for the Azkals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification second round against Bahrain on June 11, 2015 and provided the Philippines’ first goal in a 2-0 victory against Yemen. The Fil-Iranian football player has done quite a lot to earn recognition in his football career, from his stints with the national team and club team Global Cebu FC.  However, behind Misagh’s ferocity and brilliance while on the football pitch hides a sweet boyfriend to actress-model Sam Pinto. Chatting with ABS-CBN Sports during the recent USANA Celavive press launch at the RCBC Plaza Hexagon Lounge, in which he’s one of the ambassadors of the skin care line, the 30-year-old Azkal related what keeps him occupied when he’s not playing. And it seems it’s only Sam on his mind. “Actually, I’m very busy everyday. I have training everyday. I’m travelling in different cities in different countries for the competition. But when I’m free, I try to hang out and spend time with Sam and watch a movie together and eat our lunch [or] dinner together as much as possible,” he beamingly shared. Fresh from a big tournament and looking forward to three more games with his teammates from Global FC Cebu and the Philippine Azkals, he also imparted that he could hardly find the chance to be in Manila and the country so much due to the series of competitions. Thus, he really tries his best to adjust his spare time with Sam and his family. During their days off, they often unwind at Sam’s boutique resort, L’Sirene, in Baler, Aurora and going on extreme adventures hand-in-hand. (Photo from Instagram.com/misagh_9) Anyone who would check out their respective Instagram accounts will either feel delighted or jealous for they can’t hide their affection towards each other. They are often spotted attending various posh events hand in hand, going fit together through yoga and surfing, or simply cuddling. Misagh even got his future planned out with his similarly entrepreneurial girlfriend. A dentistry graduate from Centro Escolar University, Misagh is running a dental clinic in Makati City that would assure him another career when he eventually decides to hang up his jersey. Indeed, everything looks bright, certain, and endearing for this paperback couple. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Former UAAP star Paolo Salenga gets first National Team call up; Azkals lineup against Nepal revealed

The quest for a Philippines slot in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 continues. The Philippine Men’s National Team face Nepal in Match Day 5 of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on November 14th at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu, Nepal. The match is crucial since a win over Nepal will ensure the Philippines’ qualification to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 final round for the very first time and with a game to spare. The Philippines sits on top of Group F with eight (8) points while Nepal is in last place with one (1) point. The Azkals began their Asian Cup campaign with a convincing 4-1 win against Nepal last 28 March 2017 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Phil Younghusband scored twice in the match while Iain Ramsay and Javier Patiño scored a goal each. 23 players have been called up for the Nepal match. Former Philippine Under-22 player and Global Cebu forward Paolo Salenga and Ceres Negros forward Joshua Dutosme earned their first call up to the team. Kaya FC Makati midfielder Marwin Angeles is back with the national team after a stint in 2014. Misagh Bahadoran returns to the squad after missing out in the draw against Yemen last 10 October. Patiño, Amani Aguinaldo, Manny Ott, and Luke Woodland are still out of the squad due to injuries.   Philippine Azkals Lineup vs. Nepal Marwin ANGELES – Kaya FC Makati Fitch ARBOLEDA – Stallion Laguna FC Misagh BAHADORAN – Global Cebu FC Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC Carlos DE MURGA – Ceres Negros FC Patrick DEYTO – Global Cebu FC Curt DIZON – FC Meralco Manila Joshua DUTOSME – Ceres Negros FC Neil ETHERIDGE – Cardiff City FC Kevin INGRESO – Ceres Negros FC Sean Patrick KANE – JPV Marikina FC Hikaru MINEGISHI – Global Cebu FC Paul MULDERS – Global Cebu FC Jim Junior MUÑOZ – Ceres Negros FC Nicholas O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC Mike OTT – Angthong United Iain RAMSAY – Ceres Negros FC Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC Paolo SALENGA – Global Cebu FC Daisuke SATO – AC Horsens Dennis VILLANUEVA – Global Cebu FC James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC Head coach Thomas Dooley will be assisted by Stefano Marsella......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Unbeaten Azkals take on Yemen anew as AFC Asian Cup qualifiers roll on

Following a 2-2 draw in Bacolod, the Philippine Azkals enter foreign ground as they gear up to take on Yemen once again to kick off the second round of their 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers campaign.  The two teams will go head to head at the Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium in Doha, Qatar.  The Azkals and Yemen first crossed paths just over a month ago at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod, with the home side equalizing twice to escape with a draw, the first 'blemish' of sorts on their third round record.  Brothers Phil and James Younghusband were responsible for the heroics in Bacolod, as the Azkals improved to seven points in three matches played.  Currently, the Pinoy side holds the lead in Group F with seven points on two wins and a draw, while Yemen stands close behind, with five points on one win and two draws. A top-two seed finish will mean a historic Asian Cup qualification for the Philippines, who has never qualified for the tournament.  The Azkals will be playing without a handful of key players however, as Manny Ott, Misagh Bahadoran, Amani Aguinaldo, Luke Woodland, and Javier Patiño are expected to miss the rematch against Yemen.    Kickoff time will be at 11:00 PM, Manila Time.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

Philippine Azkals head to Qatar for rematch with Yemen

The Philippine Men’s National Team return to action when they face Yemen in the fourth match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on Tuesday, October 10th at the Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium in Doha, Qatar. br /> It will be the second meeting between the two sides in the Qualifiers. The two teams figured in a 2-2 draw last September 5 at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Phil and James Younghusband scored in the draw to keep the Philippines unbeaten with two wins and a draw. br /> 23 players have been called up for the match. Stallion Laguna forward Jesus Melliza and JPV Marikina defender Sean Patrick Kane earned their first call up to the National Team. FC Meralco Manila’s Curt Dizon makes a return to the squad after a brief stint in 2014. br /> Defender Daisuke Sato is back in the squad after serving his suspension in the draw against Yemen. Javier Patiño, Amani Aguinaldo, Luke Woodland, and Misagh Bahadoran are out of the squad due to injuries. br /> Players: Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC br /> Carlos DE MURGA – Ceres Negros FC br /> Dominic DEL ROSARIO – Global Cebu FC br /> Patrick DEYTO – Global Cebu FC br /> Curt DIZON – FC Meralco Manila br /> Neil ETHERIDGE – Cardiff City FC br /> Harry FÖLL – FC Hansa Rostock br /> Kevin INGRESO – Ceres Negros FC br /> Sean Patrick KANE – JPV Marikina FC br /> Jesus Joaquin MELLIZA – Stallion Laguna FC br /> Hikaru MINEGISHI – Global Cebu FC br /> Paul MULDERS – Global Cebu FC br /> Jim Junior MUÑOZ – Ceres Negros FC br /> Nicholas O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC br /> Manuel OTT – Ceres Negros FC br /> Mike Rigoberto OTT – Angthong United br /> Stephan PALLA – Wolfsberger AC br /> Iain RAMSAY – Ceres Negros FC br /> Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC br /> Daisuke SATO – AC Horsens br /> Dennis VILLANUEVA – Global Cebu FC br /> James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC br /> Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC br /> Head coach Thomas Dooley will be assisted by coach Kurt Kowarz.  br />  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

PSA to honor top Phl golfer, jin, booter in PSA Awards rites

MANILA, Philippines - Miguel Tabuena, Jeordan Dominguez and Misagh Bahadoran share center stage next week as recipients of major awards during the Philippine.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2017

Tabuena, Bahadoran to be feted in PSA Awards 2017

MIGUEL Tabuena, Misagh Bahadoran and Jeordan Dominguez are among the top athletes to be recognized by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its Annual Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the Le Pavillon in Pasay City.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2017

First Love review: Never lasts

Clearly, Paul Soriano’s First Love is a pretty film. If there really is a star in the film, it is cinematographer Shayne Sarte and her ability to take advantage of the already very picturesque city of Vancouver to house what essentially is a standard-issue romance that veils ........»»

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FAN MEETING MANILA 2019 | LOVE BY CHANCE | IG : m34nismind ( MEAN ) – Manila Video

FAN MEETING MANILA 2019 | LOVE BY CHANCE | IG : m34nismind ( MEAN ) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

Philippines a great place for expats to find love, raise kids; but not the best to live, work

The Philippines is becoming a more popular expat destination in Southeast Asia, especially for those seeking a partner and finding a place to raise their children. Source link link: Philippines a great place for expats to find love, raise kids; but not the best to live, work.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

Philippines a great place for expats to find love, raise kids; but not the best to live, work

The Philippines is becoming a more popular expat destination in Southeast Asia, especially for those seeking a partner and finding a place to raise their children......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 17 min. ago

Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco: ‘Bring back the spirit of play—put our gadgets down’

Music was a constant presence in Bambi Maosa-Tanjutco's childhood. Stored in her memory was her father, the renowned architect Francisco Maosa's love of music and song. Music filled their waking hours. It didn't matter where it came from---a radio, a cassette recorder---it was wonderful. Rarely did people witness Bambi's father's childlike and playful side, and as she reminisced about growing up with a father who made toys, loved music and clowning around for kids, and a mother who always gave back to others. We see how much laughter and mirth enriched her life. "My dad was the production manager of all our birthday parties," said Bambi. "He dressed up as a clown on my first...Keep on reading: Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco: ‘Bring back the spirit of play—put our gadgets down’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago

& lsquo;Called to serve with selfless love& rsquo;

& lsquo;Called to serve with selfless love& rsquo;.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

How Derrick and Sanya ‘hurdled’ their intimate scenes

She has done her homework," said Derrick Monasterio of Sanya Lopez, who despite having had no experience with romantic love, "performed well" in their intimate scenes in Connie Macatuno's erotic film, "Wild and Free." "When I first talked to Sanya about those scenes, I asked her, 'Are you ready for them?' She challenged me by saying, 'Are you ready for it?' That's when I realized that she's game," Derrick told the Inquirer. "I liked it that I was able to guide her throughout the shoot. In real life, I like to be the one who initiates for things to happen. I want to be the aggressive one." When the director says 'Cut!' while shooting a love scene, how does he manage to snap out ...Keep on reading: How Derrick and Sanya ‘hurdled’ their intimate scenes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told NBA.com. “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018