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Myca Aribado boosts Asiad bid

World No. 85 Myca Aribado took out hometowner Emma Millar, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10 in the final to capture the women’s singles gold medal at the Squash Gym International Classic in Palmerston North, New Zealand, last Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

‘Siklab’ to reward Asiad medalists

WIN a gold and get P1-million reward. This was the assurance made by Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation, headed by chairman Dennis Uy, to all the Filipino athletes competing in the 2018 Asian Games starting Aug. 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. “We want to help fuel the country’s dream….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

PHL takes on Kazakhstan in Asiad hoops bid opener

THE Philippine Basketball Association-powered national team competing at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia gets its campaign going, taking on Kazakhstan in a preliminary game in Group D set for 11 a.m. (Manila time) at the Gelora Bung Karno Basketball Hall in Jakarta. The post PHL takes on Kazakhstan in Asiad hoops bid opener appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News4 hr. 40 min. ago

Cagers set in motion Team Philippines Asiad campaign

The Philippine quintet starts the campaign of the 272-strong Philippine team in the 18th Asian Games as the Nationals take on Team Kazakhstan in the opener of Group D play in men’s basketball competition.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 14 min. ago

Siklab Atleta sweetens Asiad medal pot

Siklab Atleta Sports Foundation announced it will add P1 million to an already rich bounty for a gold medal in the Asian Games set August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games

Getting the final confirmation from the NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson is headed to the Asian Games to play for the Philippines. In a post on Twitter, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio confirmed that the Fil-American player has been officially been cleared by the NBA to suit up in the continental meet. The NBA also released a statement Wednesday morning saying Clarkson along with Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks, who both play for China, have been given "special exception" to play in the basketball event of the Asiad. The league cleared that while NBA contracts stipulate that its players can only pl...Keep on reading: It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 14 min. ago

Jordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games

Jordan Clarkson went from not being allowed to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games to being the country's flag-bearer. The Philippine Sports Commission on Wednesday announced that Clarkson will be front and center when the Philippine delegation marches during the opening ceremony on Saturday atGelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard, was initially disallowed by the NBA to participate in the Asiad. The league, however, made a U-turn and gave Clarkson the thumbs up following an appeal made by Philippine sports officials. The NBA on Wednesday morning released a statement giving Clarkson and China's Zhou Qi of the Houston R...Keep on reading: Jordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 14 min. ago

Energy unit boosts Lopez Holdings’ second-quarter earnings

LOPEZ Holdings Corp. reported a net income of P1.03 billion in the second quarter, higher by 43% compared with year ago’s P721-million profit attributable to the equity holders of the parent firm, with the stable showing of its energy unit boosting the quarterly results. The post Energy unit boosts Lopez Holdings’ second-quarter earnings appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

Clarkson gets NBA clearance to play in Asian Games

In another turn, Jordan Clarkson is cleared to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2018 Asian Games. According to Chef de Mission Richard Gomez, the NBA has given Clarkson to go signal to play for the national team, which makes its Asiad debut against Kazakhstan on Thursday, August 16. Jordan Clarkson, binigyan na ng go signal ng NBA na makalaro sa Asian Games, ayon kay Philippine Delegation to Asian Games Chef de Mission Richard Gomez pic.twitter.com/sP1HCK7Yqh — DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) August 14, 2018 Last Sunday, August 12, the NBA denied Clarkson clearance to see action in the Asian Games. [Related: Jordan Clarkson not allowed to represent PH in Asiad, says NBA] Two days before that, the Cleveland Cavalier was included in the Finals 12 of the Gilas lineup just in case he gets the necessary go signals. [Related: Clarkson makes Gilas final 12 for Asian Games] However, there's still one hurdle to Clarkson's national team debut and that is the Asian Games itself. Philippine officials will have to talk with the Asian Games organizing committee once again to re-allow Clarkson to play. [Related: ASIAN GAMES: Disappointed Clarkson still wants that Gilas dream] After Jordan was initially denied clearance, Gilas re-promoted Don Trollano to the Final 12. JUST IN. Jordan Clarkson, pinayagan na ng NBA na makalaro sa Asian Games, ayon kay Philippine Delegation to Asian Games Richard Gomez. pic.twitter.com/ayparBkfli — DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) August 14, 2018 6:28 p.m. UPDATE: In a report by PBA Press Corps President Gerry Ramos of Spin.ph from Indonesia, the INASGOC [Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee] and the OCA [Olympic Council of Asia] have cleared Clarkson again, making the Cleveland Cavalier ready to go for Gilas Pilipinas. Now, it's just a matter of getting the Fil-Am combo guard to Jakarta to suit up for the Philippines-Kazakhstan match to start the country's basketball campaign in the Asian Games. This will mark the first time Jordan Clarkson will play for the Philippine national team since he first burst into the scene as a second round pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2014 NBA Draft before being traded to the LA Lakers. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 14 min. ago

Clarkson is flag-bearer for Team Philippines in the Asian Games

Jordan Clarkson will have himself quite a debut for Team Philippines. Aside from finally playing for Gilas Pilipinas, the Fil-Am combo guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers will serve as the country's flag-bearer for the 2018 Asian Games opening ceremony set for August 18 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The development was confirmed Chef de Mission Richard Gomez via Dyan Casillejo of ABS-CBN News. On Tuesday, Clarkson finally got full clearance to compete for Gilas in the Asian Games, two days after he was initially denied by the NBA. [Related: Clarkson gets NBA clearance to play in Asian Games] Clarkson is set to make his first game for Team Philippines on August 16 when Gilas Pilipinas takes on Kazakhstan in a virtual knockout game to start the Asiad.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 14 min. ago

Why Richard Gomez is calling for a boycott of the NBA

Actor turned-Asian Games mission chief Richard Gomez has vowed to refrain from following the National Basketball Association’s games after the world’s biggest basketball league barred one of its players, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, from playing for the Philippines in the upcoming Asiad. Boycott? The NBA’s decision disallowing Clarkson from playing in the Asian Games […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Trollano replaces Clarkson in final lineup for 2018 Asian Games

MANILA, Philippines – After all the ruckus, Don Trollano is keeping his spot in the Philippine men's basketball team for the 2018 Asian Games.  The Nationals will have a complete 12-man lineup as Asiad organizers allowed Trollano to replace Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson, who failed to get the green light from the NBA to participate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Duterte to Asiad bets: Do your best

President Duterte called on the 2018 Indonesia Asian Games-bound athletes to put their best feet forward and exude the true qualities of sportsmanship and fair play during a sendoff ceremony at Malacanang. Duterte to Asiad bets: Do your best President Duterte (seated, center) poses with athletes and officials of the Philippine team seeing action in… link: Duterte to Asiad bets: Do your best.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

China has 2 NBA players – why?

SBP to NBA: How come China is allowed two NBA players in its Asiad lineup?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Trollano replaces Clarkson in final Asian Games lineup

Don Trollano will be playing in the 2018 Asian Games after all. Trollano, who gave way to Jordan Clarkson, was inserted back into the final 12-man lineup after the NBA did not allow Clarkson to suit up for the Philippine men's basketball team in the Asiad. "He (Trollano) is in the final lineup," national team head coach Yeng Guiao told INQUIRER.net Monday night. The 26-year-old Trollano, who joined the team's flight to Indonesia on Sunday night, said he stayed prepared knowing he's on standby. "I'm ready. Coach told me to be ready in case Clarkson won't be playing," Trollano said in Filipino on Saturday after the Nationals edged TNT in a tuneup game at Moro Lorenzo Sports Center. ...Keep on reading: Trollano replaces Clarkson in final Asian Games lineup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Gilas 3.0 gives hope to a strong 'Gilastopainters' run in Asian Games

The Philippines is no stranger to sending a ragtag team to major international competitions. The last time we did it was three years ago and that team almost won a gold medal. That fact gives the "Gilastopainters" hope for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this week. While Gilas 3.0 was amazing in its own right, the truth of the matter is that the Philippines could have certainly done better. But still, the Tab Baldwin-coached national team came one win short of the 2016 Olympics after it won silver in the 2015 FIBA-Asia Championships, eventually losing to host China in the Final. Center Asia Taulava, who was part of the 2015 squad and is again part of the 2018 Asian Games team, points to their run three years ago as something that this current group can replicate in Indonesia for the Asiad. "I know people don’t expect much from us cause the team’s been formed eight days before the tournament, but we’re gonna go out and compete," Taulava said. "We’ve been in this situation in 2015, when nobody expected us to get a silver medal with coach Tab. And you know, having Gabe, having some of the veterans mixed in with the young guys, it’s gonna be great. We just gotta go out there and work," he added. The general consensus when it comes to the goals and expectations for the 2018 Asian Games team is rather simple: finish better than 7th place. A loaded Gilas Pilipinas crashed and burned four years ago in South Korea and placed 7th. In 2018, anything better than that seems like a win but for the Gilastopainters, they're not just fighting to win 6th place or better. Obiously, they want something more. "Everybody’s saying 7th place. We’re not even thinking about that, we want a medal. Only reason why we all say yes to playing for the national team, it’s not just trying to be better 7th place. Nobody wants that. You know, our ultimate goal is always gold medal, we’re not settling for 7th place," Asi said. "We gotta remember we’re representing the country. We’re not just going there to represent ourselves. We’re asking our fans to please support us throughout this journey that we’re gonna be on. It’s gonna be tough, but it’s very doable," Taulava added. Gilas will make its debut in the Asian Games on Thursday, August 16, against Kazakhstan.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Mika Reyes: Volleybelles trying best to catch up with Asiad preparation

For Mika Reyes, the country still has a lot of catching ups to do before matching the volleyball prowess of Asian powerhouse China, Japan and South Korea......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Clarkson terribly disappointed over missing Asiad stint

A “disappointed” Jordan Clarkson took to social media Monday to express his sadness over the National Basketball Association’s decision not to clear the Cleveland Cavaliers guard for the Asian Games as a member of the Philippine national basketball team......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Play and fight with dignity, Romero tells PH Asiad bets

Partylist Rep. Mikee Romero (1 Pacman) yesterday called on all athletes going to Indonesia for the 18th Asian Games to create their own mantra and cultivate a winning attitude in their quest for sporting excellence. “Don’t be discouraged with what’s happening around and stay focused. If you failed the last… Source link link: Play and fight with dignity, Romero tells PH Asiad bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Tim Cone: Yeng Guiao is the right guy for Asiad

Tim Cone called the shots the last time the Philippines earned a podium finish in the Asian Games. It was in 1998 and they went home with a bronze medal. Now with an outsider perspective, the winningest coach in the PBA validates Yeng Guiao as the 'right guy' to coach the 2018 Asian Games Philippine team. "It seems to me that they're doing all the right things. Coach Yeng, to me, is a really good coach to do this kind of thing where it's quick, and his system is simple in its beauty. And so he can teach it quickly, and I think guys can get into it." Pushing through with a Philippine bid this year went through a lot of ups and downs. From initially sending the Talk N' Text core, to replacing it with the Rain or Shine instead, to withdrawing the whole bid altogether, to taking it all back, to fighting for Jordan Clarkson's clearance, Cone sees all these detours as extra motivation for the Philippine team to press on. "I think it would actually be a positive one, because I think they'll feel that they have something to prove, you know?" His number one tip to make it back to the podium? Make sure to get the first game. "They must beat Kazakhstan in their first game. They can still beat China. But you don't want to rely on beating China. You need to beat Kazakhstan, just to get out of their group. They get out of their group, I think they'll medal. He mentioned guards Stanley Pringle and Paul Lee, plus big man Raymond Almazan when asked who he thinks will make it big in the quadrennial showpiece. "I don't think anybody is going to be able to handle Stanley Pringle. I think that he will shock everybody. I think that eventually they'll scheme him, China is very good at scheming and they'll scheme him. Maybe not in the first game but if they play in the medal round, they'll definitely scheme him," Cone said. "Paul Lee, they know Paul Lee a little bit, but Paul Lee is gonna be fantastic there. And I wouldn't be surprised if [Raymond] Almazan plays very well." Talking about the Asiad, Cone waxed poetic reminiscing about his 1998 experience. The Centennial Team was a highly competitive team that Cone felt disheartened going home with just bronze. However, the experience he gained there was something he will never forget. "Nothing is nicer than walking around that Athletes' Village, and seeing all the athletes and going to visit some of the events. I mean, it's a tremendous, tremendous experience, one that I'll never forget, one that I've never been able to repeat. And I've had the good fortune." Now, it's the 2018 team's turn to experience all that and more......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Clarkson out of Asiad: Show must go on

In the end, the Philippine quintet will have to make do with its original roster minus Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson as the National Basketball Association disapproved the Cleveland Cavaliers guard’s participation in the Asian Games men’s basketball competition, which fires off tomorrow in Jakarta, Indonesia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018