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Category: newsSource: davaotoday davaotodayNov 1st, 2016

NCAA: Baste forfeits 2 wins, falls to bottom of standings

San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ struggles in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament have just gotten worse. The Golden Stags have been forced to forfeit two of their wins as the league has decided with finality in favor of disciplinary action for RK Ilagan on Thursday. “For playing in an unauthorized basketball game, (RK Ilagan) was meted with (a) three-game suspension. In addition, the team was also penalized by ordering the forfeiture of all games where the erring playing played,” NCAA management committee chairman Frank Gusti said in statement. Ilagan, one of Baste’s top guns, was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league in Quezon City in late June. As per NCAA rules, a player is not allowed to see action in any other league during the season without the permission of his school. The third-year guard averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in San Sebastian’s first five games – two ending up in wins. With the league’s decision, however, those two wins will have to be overturned. As such, the Golden Stags’ record is now 1-8. Head coach Egay Macaraya said that they are only hoping for this to be fuel for their fire. “Ang focus lang namin ngayon is to win more games. Hopefully, ma-motivate nito ang mga bata na at least matuto na manalo,” he said. Conversely, the two teams Baste beat in those two games will gain a win. That gives College of St. Benilde a win to put it over .500 at 4-3 and Jose Rizal University its first win in seven games. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 40 min. ago

P5.7 million worth of dried seahorses seized in Zambo

The Coast Guard intercepted and seized an estimated P5.7 million worth of dried seahorses Wednesday afternoon inside the wharf in this city, according to official......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News5 hr. 53 min. ago

Some fans still think Jordan Clarkson ‘replacement’ Trollano should play

Jordan Clarkson has finally been allowed to play for the Philippines after a tense negotiation between the Philippines and the National Basketball Association. But some fans are curious about the fate of Clarkson’s supposed replacement, The TNTt Ka Tropa’s Don Trollano. ‘Let Don Play’ The NBA announced that it was allowing the 6’5 guard of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

UPDATE: PH blasts Kazakhstan in Asiad men’s basketball for opening win 

THE Philippine team on Thursday opened its men’s basketball campaign at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia with a bang by routing Kazakhstan, 96-59, behind Stanley Pringle’s scoring prowess. Pringle, the combo guard of GlobalPort (now Northport), tallied 18 points and four rebounds in the game at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.  JOSEF [...] The post UPDATE: PH blasts Kazakhstan in Asiad men’s basketball for opening win  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News8 hr. 40 min. ago

NBA 2K League announces four new teams for 2018 season

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today that affiliates of four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the league for its second season, bringing the total number of NBA 2K League teams from 17 to 21. “Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league.” The league’s inaugural season tipped off in May 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world competing on 17 teams. The 17-week season includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments and will culminate with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which begin this Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 pm ET (Saturday, August 18, PHL time). The first NBA 2K League Finals will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 pm ET (Sunday, August 26, PHL time). All competition is streamed live on Twitch and takes place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 53 min. ago

Dwyane Wade set to retire next season

      MANILA, Philippines – The sheriff of Wade County will soon ride off into the sunset. Miami heat legend Dwyane Wade is coming back to South Beach for a one-year deal before retiring at season’s end, per Adam Spolane of SportsRadio. This announcement came after earlier reports stated that the 36-year-old combo guard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

LOOK: Joint statement by SBP and NBA on Jordan Clarkson

NBA and SBP press release MANILA – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) jointly issued the following statement regarding the participation of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson in the 2018 Asian Games: “After continued communication between the SBP and the NBA over the past few days, we were able to come together to pave the way for Jordan Clarkson to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games.  The SBP and the NBA have a longstanding relationship of working together to grow the game of basketball in the Philippines, and we share in the excitement of fans across the country and wish Gilas Pilipinas the very best in Indonesia.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Asia, prepare for the Pringle-Lee-Clarkson backcourt

A backcourt of Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, and Jordan Clarkson? Enough to be the best in Asia, if you ask former Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin. With the entry of the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to the physical and explosive backcourt of Team Philippiines, the current Ateneo Blue Eagles head coach says that Gilas' opponents would have their hands full in guarding them. "So, you know, this is an exceptionally strong back court. I don't think Asia's seen anything like it, to be honest," Baldwin said in an interview at the ABS-CBN Integrated Sports Office. Even before the inclusion of Clarkson in the 12-man lineup in the quadrennial affair, Baldwin already noted the greatness of the backcourt, which includes the Globalport star, which he calls as 'one of the best point guards in Asia.' "Adding Jordan (Clarkson) will help a lot because it puts a guy in the lineup that can do some hard work in and around the basket. He's a good rebounder, he's got good size, strength and experience. But man, what a back court they have now produced." Asia better be ready for an 'exceptionally strong back court' of Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, and of course, Jordan Clarkson, says coach Tab. "I don't think Asia's seen anything like it, to be honest."'#AsianGames | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/aIB0qjgrD5 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) August 15, 2018 In addition to calling Pringle, who was a former top pick in the PBA Rookie Draft, as the best in the continent, Baldwin added that the Lee is not too far behind. The American-Kiwi coach cited the intangibles those two possess since they create opportunities not just for themselves, but for the whole team's offense. "So it gives Yeng [Guiao] the luxury of running a pretty basic offensive action, which with the limited time they have to prepare, you're gonna love that. He's gonna love that." Even though Asia is not necessarily known for tough and physical play, having a backcourt like Pringle, Lee, and Clarkson will work wonders for the Guiao-mentored squad, and have a chance to create mismatches for the Philippine side. With that said, in order to win it all, which is not a far possibility Baldwin says, the loaded backcourt needs to be supported by a 'little bit small and thin' front court, with the tallest player being 45-year old 6 foot 9 Asi Taulava with 6 foot 8 Christian Standhardinger, 6 foot 8 Raymond Almazan and 6 foot 8 Poy Erram not too far behind. "I hope and pray that Christian and Beau and Poy and Asi, that these guys will do a good job on the board for us. If they do that, I think they'll be in good shape."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Vagrant shot in ankle by MRT3 guard

MANILA, Philippines – A Metro Rail Transit Line 3 security guard on Wednesday, August 15, shot a vagrant in the ankle after he got on the railway tracks and reportedly threw rocks at MRT3 personnel and cars. According to initial reports, the unidentified man, who was completely naked, trespassed on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

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 NewsAug 15th, 2018

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 NewsAug 15th, 2018

NCAA: JJ Domingo s breakout performance gives CSB sigh of relief

"Ooh! Sa wakas, nabuhay ka rin!" That's how CSB Blazers coach TY Tang opened the post-game press conference as his longest-tenured player JJ Domingo finally showed up for the first time this season. Domingo, who is playing in his fourth season with the squad, had himself a breakout game of 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal, which helped steer CSB to their third win of the season. For Tang, it's been a long time coming for his most veteran player, who is averaging 2.2 markers in 23.5 minutes for the season. "JJ finally is back. We've been patient, even for this day to come. We know what JJ can do. It's just a matter of getting his confidence back and being able to contribute in a way we know he can," the second-year coach said.  The coach also added that he hopes that the game will a sign of greater things to come. As for the guard, his coaches' incessant desire to keep him going was the key for the breakout, and thanks them for their efforts. "Marami akong games na wala ako masiyadong na-cocontribute. Tapos, yun lang talaga, si coach nag-chchallenge sa akin everyday. Pag wala yung laro ko, masama, walang nangyayari. Tuloy-tuloy na yun. So, ang gusto lang nila coach sa akin, yung decision-making ko maging tama." Another inspiration for the senior is his infant son, who watched the game along with his girlfriend. Domingo kissed his son after the game, a reminder to keep his game going. "Kailangan sa bawat laro ko may parang mapatunayan ko sa anak ko na, kaya ko rin maglaro, ganoon. Sila inspirasyon ko paggising ko, ganoon. Naging emotional talaga ako pag nakikita ko yung baby ko ganoon. So parang nachchallenge ako, every game." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

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 NewsAug 14th, 2018

NCAA: Jielo Razon rescues Perps from upset-conscious JRU

University of Perpetual Help has been the most surprising squad in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and much of it is because of its backcourt. Jielo Razon and Edgar Charcos yet again showed their worth on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, getting together in the endgame to shoot the Altas over Jose Rizal University, 78-72. Razon dropped back-to-back bombs set up by Charcos that proved to be the game-winning baskets in their second consecutive victory and fourth overall in six games. “Wala pa kaming easy win, but a win is a win,” head coach Frankie Lim said post-game. Indeed, the rookie guard showed no fear in taking and making two triples inside the last two minutes. Still, it was AJ Coronel who hit his own trey that tied the tally again for Perps after they were at the receiving end of a rally from their opponents. Down by double-digits early in the final frame, Jed Mendoza carried the Heavy Bombers back into the game. In fact, he scored the first seven points in the 9-0 run that snatched away the advantage in favor of his squad, 72-69. Off a timeout, though, Coronel rose and launched a three that found the bottom of the net and knotted the score at 72-all. From there, the Perpetual defense stood strong and allowed no more makes just as Razon and Charcos got together. Razon finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Charcos ended with 25 markers, nine boards, and five dimes for the Altas who now have a share of third place. On the other hand, JRU remained winless in seven games despite the best efforts of Mendoza who wound up with 21 points. BOX SCORES PERPETUAL 78 – Charcos 25, Razon 18, Coronel 16, Eze 7, Aurin 5, Peralta 5, Mangalino 2, Pasia 0, Cuevas 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0 JRU 72 – Mendoza 21, Bordon 10, Silvarez 9, Estrella 8, Padua 6, Mallari 5, Dela Virgen 5, Esguerra 4, Santos 2, Aguilar 0, Miranda 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 34-30, 55-46, 78-72 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

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 NewsAug 14th, 2018

Clarkson reinstated to play for Gilas

A last-minute request by the POC was granted yesterday by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to reinstate Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson in the Philippines’ 12-man basketball lineup for the Asian Games but final clearance from the NBA remained pending at presstime to clear the way for his Gilas debut......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Clutch rookie Jielo Razon earns Frankie Lim s approval

MANILA, Philippines – The Perpetual Altas are now tied for 3rd place in the NCAA Season 94 standings after a thrilling 78-72 victory against the JRU Heavy Bombers. However, had it not been for the Altas' guard Jielo Razon, Perpetual could have earned the dubious distinction of being JRU's first victim ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

NBA spurns Philippines bid to tap Cavs player

A Philippines bid to have Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Jordan Clarkson play for their Asian Games team has been dashed after the National Basketball Association refused to release him.Clarkso.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

‘Fortnite’ gaming star defends not playing with women

“Fortnite” star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins on Monday defended not streaming video game play with women, saying it was to guard against marriage-wrecking rumors. Blevins took to Twitter to address a furor that erupted online after his reasoning for not streaming live play with women was shared at gaming website Polygon. “While I understand some people… link: ‘Fortnite’ gaming star defends not playing with women.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Clarkson can play

Jordan Clarkson is playing for the Philippine team to the Asian Games, after all.Team Philippines Chief of Mission Richard Gomez, in a radio interview, said the NBA has allowed the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to suit up for the PH five after the NBA earlier banned him from competing.“Oo, pwede na….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018