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PBA Finals: Arwind fined P200k for racist gesture on Jones

Arwind Santos has finally apologized to Terrence Jones for the monkey gesture he did during Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, but the San Miguel Beer forward has been dealt a heavy fine by the league. For his monkey gesture aimed towards Jones late in the first half of Game 5, Arwind has been fined a total of P200,000 by the PBA. Santos is also ordered to 100 hours of community service as well as undergo seminar and counseling. Unapologetic at first, Santos has backtracked and issued a video apology to Jones Thursday. “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in in his message to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial was quick to address the issue, summoning Arwind Thursday and issueing the sanctions a couple of hours later. “Walang lugar ang racial discrimination sa basketball at sports in general at sa PBA in particular. Hindi pinahihintulutan ng liga yung mga ganung aksyon, at kung maulit pa, mas mabigat na sanction ang ipapataw natin,” said Marcial.   “Bilang Commissioner, humihingi ako ng pasensya at pang-unawa kay Mr. Terrence Jones at sa kanyang pamilya. Ang PBA at tahanan para sa lahat, bukas para sa lahat at walang kinikilalang kulay, lahi o paniniwala,” Commissioner Willie added. Arwind wasn’t suspended and should be available for the Beermen in Game 6 Friday. San Miguel leads the Commissioner’s Cup Finals over TNT, 3-2.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 15th, 2019

Arwind Santos apologizes for racist gesture; PBA metes out P200k fine

Arwind Santos of San Miguel Beer has apologized for making a racist gesture toward TNT import Terrence Jones in Game Five of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind finally says sorry for racist gesture towards TNT’s Jones

Less than 24 hours after his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones, San Miguel’s Arwind Santos has backtracked. On Thursday, Santos has issued an apology to TNT’s Terrence Jones. [Related: PBA Finals: Jones says racism has no place in sports in response to Arwind’s monkey gesture] “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in a video addressed to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. pic.twitter.com/Nwchkf7853 — arwind santos (@arwindsotnas) August 15, 2019 Arwind was unapologetic on his gesture right after San Miguel Beer won Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday over the KaTropa. [Related: PBA Finals: No apology from Arwind after monkey gesture aimed at Jones] But it seems like Santos has come to his senses now. “Gusto ko rin humingi ng tawad sa fans ng Talk ‘N Text, San Miguel, at ng PBA,” Arwind said. “Wala po akong masamang intensiyon. Inaamin ko po mali po ako.Sana mapa-tawad niyo po ako, tao lang po ako nagkakamali din,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Santos won’t apologize for ‘monkey’ gesture

SAN MIGUEL Beer’s Arwind Santos refused to apologize for making a monkey gesture directed apparently at TNT KaTropa import Terrence Jones during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals ON Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Santos drew flak from fans watching the game at the Big Dome and on television when he gestured at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

PBA Finals: No apology from Arwind after monkey gesture aimed at Jones

For the most part, Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between TNT and San Miguel Beer went normal. No shenanigans or anything like that. No more physical mind games. And then there’s Arwind. Santos was caught on camera doing a monkey gesture late in the first half after TNT’s Best Import Terrence Jones was called for a foul, resulting in a change in possession. Without a shadow of a doubt, that counts as racism especially on the part of Jones, who is African-American. Unfortunately and quite disappointingly, Arwind doesn’t see it that way. In fact, he’s unapologetic about it. “Sorry ako? Hindi. Depende yun sa kanya. Kung mapipikon siya, totoong monkey siya. Kung di ka mapipikon, di ka monkey. Kami nanga-asar lang. Kami nga magka-kapatid naga-asaran din kami. Di ko naman siya kaano-ano,” Santos said. “Gusto lang namin manalo. Kung mapikon siya, hindi ko na kasalanan yun,” Arwind added. Jones didn’t see the gesture and so it was a non-issue. However, fans have started to call out Arwind on social media, even San Miguel supporters. It’s 2019, those things have no place in this world, especially a Finals that has been beautifully-played by both teams. Looks like Arwind didn’t get the memo. “Dati naman di ba, pwede mo isigaw yan. Kami nung nasa Air 21 pa ako, time nila Dorian [Pena] tinatawag din namin na ganun, gorilla,” he said. “Pero wala yun pang-asar lang yun, sinusubukan mo lang mang-asar. Kasi magaling eh,” Santos added. After the gesture, Arwind did admit that he got a warning from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and from his own coaches, after all, he did the gesture while on the bench. “Sinabi ko nga di ba, mind games yun, Pero sinabihan naman ako kanina, kaya di ko na ginawa yun. Dati ginagawa ko yan, wala naman warning so okay lang. Kanina na-warning ako ni Commissioner tsaka ng mga coaches ko, kaya di ko na ginawa,” Santos said. “Basketball, mind games di ba? Malay mo makita niya at mapikon siya pag tinatawag siya na ganun. Eh pabor samin. Na-warning naman kami, sinabihan kami. Nakaka-intindi naman kami,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Santos draws P.2M fine for racial taunt

The PBA slapped San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos with a hefty P200,000 fine for his “monkey gesture” directed at TNT import Terrence Jones in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Santos: Jones is too good and smart

SAN MIGUEL Beer forward Arwind Santos couldn’t help but put humor to his verbal exchange with TNT KaTropa import Terrence Jones during Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Jones figured in another heated exchange Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this time against Santos. Jones, who had word of war with Chris Ross in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind on Jones incident: “Sigawan lang, amoy burger”

Game 4 of the TNT-SMB series was tame compared to the standards set so far in 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. There was still some drama still and if you’re guessing Terrence Jones vs. a member of the Beermen then you are so right on the money. During a dead ball, Jones approached Arwind Santos and gave him a nice scream to the face. Arwind flinched but made sure to give somewhat of an answer to the TNT import. Jones smiled as he turned away. Both were give technical fouls for their respective shenanigans. “Ayun, nag-sigawan lang. Pina-amoy lang niya yung hininga niya sa akin,” Arwind said of the whole incident with Jones. “Amoy Amerikano, amoy burger. Sanay na ako doon. Ganun talaga kapag minsan nagkaka-initan. Gulatan lang naman king sino ang masisindak. Part lang ng game yun eh. Kaya lang mas malakas siyang bumuga kaysa sa akin, in fairness,” he added. Santos and the Beermen certainly didn’t back down from Jones and TNT especially in Game 4. San Miguel had tied the PBA Finals at two games each with a crucial 106-101 victory and that’s the more important thing, even if Arwind feels that the Beermen still have no momentum just yet. The focus now is to not back down until this series is done and won. “Hindi ko pa nafe-feel yung momentum namin kasi sobrang di mo masasabi eh. Kahit sabihin mong lamang ka ng six points with one minute to go or 30 seconds, ang Talk ’N Text kayang makabalik,” Santos said. “Kaya kailangan talaga wag kang kukurap hanggang matapos hanggang may oras,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Comic relief after Arwind-Jones shouting match: Amoy burger

MANILA, Philippines – Even in the most heated moments, Arwind Santos is able to provide comic relief. The San Miguel veteran downplayed his shouting match with TNT import Terrence Jones in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals, saying that it happens in any highly charged atmosphere.  Fouled hard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

PBA Finals By the Numbers: Who can stop Terrence Jones?

Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals went the way of TNT. It wasn’t even close. The top-ranked KaTropa demolished San Miguel Beer Sunday at the Big Dome, taking an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 titular showdown. As per customary in the PBA Finals, By the Numbers is back. Let’s break this one down.   7 Total number of triples connected by TNT in the opening quarter of these Finals. The KaTropa hot right from the start, using a barrage from rainbow country to create early separation from the Beermen. TNT ended up with 13 triples in Game 1, definitely slowing down after a hot first quarter. But the work was doen and the KaTropa have a 1-0 lead for it.   16 Total points for Terrence Jones in the first quarter. The leading Best Import candidate wasted little time announcing his presence in these Finals, dominating in the first 12 minutes to help TNT score a Game 1 knockout. Jones finished with 41 points in the win on top of 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks.   4 At least four individual defenders from the Beermen took on Jones one-on-one in an effort to slow the TNT import down. San Miguel started with Christian Standhardinger on Jones, then Arwind Santos took on the assignment. The first quarter wasn’t even done when Kelly Nabong tried to give it a go before Chris Ross took it upon himself to guard Jones. Safe to say, at least for Game 1, San Miguel defenders got waxed by Jones in a sensational performance. How can the Beermen adjust for Game 2? That we’ll find out.   20 Total unanswered points for TNT in the first to second quarters of Game 1 that completely turned the tide in their favor. Down 17-19, the KaTropa unloaded 18 straight points to end the opening period to take a 35-19 lead. They then scored the first basket of the second quarter to complete their run and they never looked back, cruising for a 13-point victory.   9 Total turnovers for San Miguel import Chris McCullough. The Beermen had a lot of problems in Game 1, including lack of local support aside from June Mar Fajardo. But if San Miguel will be forced to rely on McCullough, who is still scoring almost at will in these playoffs, the least that could happen if for him to limit his turnovers and not disrupt his own team’s momentum. The Beermen had 18 turnovers in Game 1, half from their import. Game 2 is on Wednesday at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

PBA Finals: Jones says TNT was “locked in” during masterful Game 1 win

In Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Terrence Jones made sure to stamp his class all over the competition. In the series opener against San Miguel, Jones went off for 41 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks, leading the top-ranked KaTropa to a convincing win and an early lead in the title race. Jones scored 16 in the opening period alone, sparking a 20-0 run that bridged into the second period that turned the game in favor of TNT for good. “Everybody was locked in, and we knew how important Game 1 was, and we just you know, are consistently saying, 'Take it one game at a time.' We're focused on each quarter, and just trying to win the quarter,” Jones said. “I think you know, us breaking it down like that, and trying to just win the game within the game makes it a lot easier for us,” he added. It was a rousing Game 1 victory for the KaTropa, stopping the Beermen playoff juggernaut in the process. TNT locked up most of San Miguel’s shooters as the Beermen got pretty much no significant contributions from Terrence Romeo, Chris Ross, Arwind Santos, and Alex Cabagnot. That was the plan according to Jones. “I think we came in with a great game plan to try to you know, defensively not let any of their shooters get any open opportunities, and our guys stayed home,” Jones said. “And I think that that helped us out, getting defensive stops. I just wanted to be a big help, defensively, for my guys when guys like Chris or any of their guards penetrated, I just wanted to be there to help, and make things difficult. I think that helped us get deflections and get steals, which led to us getting easier buckets in transitions and finding guys,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

PBA Finals: Jones says TNT was “locked in” during masterful Game 1 win

In Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Terrence Jones made sure to stamp his class all over the competition. In the series opener against San Miguel, Jones went off for 41 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks, leading the top-ranked KaTropa to a convincing win and an early lead in the title race. Jones scored 16 in the opening period alone, sparking a 20-0 run that bridged into the second period that turned the game in favor of TNT for good. “Everybody was locked in, and we knew how important Game 1 was, and we just you know, are consistently saying, 'Take it one game at a time.' We're focused on each quarter, and just trying to win the quarter,” Jones said. “I think you know, us breaking it down like that, and trying to just win the game within the game makes it a lot easier for us,” he added. It was a rousing Game 1 victory for the KaTropa, stopping the Beermen playoff juggernaut in the process. TNT locked up most of San Miguel’s shooters as the Beermen got pretty much no significant contributions from Terrence Romeo, Chris Ross, Arwind Santos, and Alex Cabagnot. That was the plan according to Jones. “I think we came in with a great game plan to try to you know, defensively not let any of their shooters get any open opportunities, and our guys stayed home,” Jones said. “And I think that that helped us out, getting defensive stops. I just wanted to be a big help, defensively, for my guys when guys like Chris or any of their guards penetrated, I just wanted to be there to help, and make things difficult. I think that helped us get deflections and get steals, which led to us getting easier buckets in transitions and finding guys,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019

PBA Finals: Emotional Jones tries to keep it cool vs. SMB

The constant theme for TNT opponents for the entire 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup has been simple: try to get into the head of Terrence Jones. That way, maybe one can slow the super import down. For Game 1 of the Finals, San Miguel Beer tried to do just that however, it wasn’t as effective as the Beermen would have hoped. Starting off the game with Christian Standhardinger marking him, then Arwind Santos, then Kelly Nabong, and finally Chris Ross, Jones still managed to shoot 61 percent from the field for 41 points to go along with 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks. TNT got the Game 1 win. With all those defenders, Jones had minor incidents with almost all of them but easily was the most heated was the one against Chris Ross after Terrence hit him with an elbow resulting in an offensive foul. Ross didn’t appreciate it of course. “I don't know, I mean they called an offensive foul, and I guess he felt I was on him or something,” Jones said of Ross. “I tried to help him up to let him know that that wasn't intentional, but he didn't want my help. It's the playoffs, I don't really care,” he added. As opponents continue to try to get into his head, Jones says he’s trying his best to keep his calm. The KaTropa certainly need him on the floor in order to win this championship and it’s not like all the antics are new to Jones. It’s just a matter of him being calm and collected when the antics come. “I'm used to it, but you know, this is the championship, so I'm definitely emotional as well. I love to play the game, I want to win, so I'm here to not let anybody punk me, but I'm definitely, you know, trying to stay calm and stay poised to make sure I stay in the game for my team,” Jones said. “That's pretty much the only thing that, you know, teams try to do to make me not be as aggressive on offense. So you know, it comes within the game, and I'm ready for it,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019

TERRIFIC 12: Loaded Liaoning is TNT’s first test in Macau

MACAU — If TNT is to break its title drought here for the East Asia Super League’s the Terrific 12 tournament, the KaTropa will have to earn it. The deck has been suddenly stacked for the KaTropa as their first opponent has added major pieces ahead of Group D play. China’s Liaoning Flying Leopards have acquired the services of Lance Stephenson and Salah Mejri to complement a loaded local team led by national team star Guo Ailun. Stephenson played with LeBron James for the Lakers last season and Mejri was last seen by Filipino fans in China, leading African champion Tunisia to a sound beatdown of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The KaTropa are on a collission course against the Flying Leopards Tuesday, with their 9:00 p.m. showdown serving as the main event of a loaded Day 1 slate in The Terrific 12 at the Tap Seac Multi-sport Pavilion. TNT is fresh from a Finals stint in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the team’s first in two years. However, the KaTropa lost that series in six games and their title drought is now at four years and counting. In Macau, TNT can play for a title if it maintains its high-quality of play that ran amok in the PBA but the KaTropa no longer have Best Import Terrence Jones in the fold. They do have the next best thing in KJ McDaniels, who will also suit up for the team in the Governors’ Cup. TNT also has McKenzie Moore for added import firepower. The KaTropa also sill have their local Big 3 of Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, and RR Pogoy to count on scoring.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2019

Hall of Fame: Jack Sikma s reverse pivot clears lane to induction

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- When Jack Sikma officially enters the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), one of his presenters will be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Which is a terrific example of game recognizing game. Or in this case, move recognizing move. Just as Abdul-Jabbar ranks as the NBA’s most prolific scorer and arguably its greatest player ever, so does his signature sky hook loom as the league’s most famous individual move. Most unstoppable, too, and for defenders, most deflating. Well, Sikma had a signature move of his own, one that helped elevate him from an NAIA program at Illinois Wesleyan to seven NBA All-Star appearances, a championship with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979 and now to the brink of his craft’s highest honor. It was the reverse pivot or inside pivot, which were its names when it was an arcane maneuver used by a small number of big men, taught mostly at the sport’s lower levels. Once Sikma learned it in 1974, brought it with him to the NBA in 1977 and helped the Sonics reach The Finals as a rookie and win the championship a year later, though, it swiftly became known as his: The Sikma move. “It was just an experiment after my freshmen season,” Sikma said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at the Hall, after being introduced at a news conference as one of the Class of 2019’s 12 honorees. Others being inducted this weekend: coach Bill Fitch; NBA stars Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief and Paul Westphal; as well as WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon. Longtime Warriors player, coach and executive Al Attles was elected as a contributor. NBA center and current Sacramento GM Vlade Divac was chosen by the international committee. Being honored posthumously are: guard Carl Braun, a star in the 1950s; and Chuck Cooper, the first black player drafted by an NBA team (Boston, 1950). Finally, there are two college team entries: the Wayland Baptist women’s teams from 1948-82 and the Tennessee A&I teams from 1957-59. Divergent paths, compelling stories all. Including the one about the slender, blond kid from Kankakee, Illinois, whose offensive game needed a makeover. “My college coach [Dennie Bridges] and I sat down and he said, ‘Jack, you’ve just got to be more effective in the post if you want to take the next step.’ I was a good shooter – I’d learned the game as a wing and grew late, so I was comfortable facing the basket. “He had a friend who suggested, ‘Hey, down in southern Illinois there are some coaches who do an inside pivot with their guys to face the hoop. It might create a little space for Jack.’ I was really thin – I just wanted to get dislodged from the defender.” Basically, Sikma choreographically held a mirror to the post-up moves of traditional centers of the time. Holding the ball with his back to the basket, rather than turning on his pivot foot to the outside and attacking over his shoulder, he would spin to the inside. That motion would set up him a few feet back, facing the hoop, allowing for a simple hop and shot. And then there's this priceless Hubie Brown interview, in which Sikma teaches the move:  “A lot of coaches would pooh-pooh it because you’re catching the ball in one spot and then you’re stepping three feet farther away from the basket,” Sikma said. “That’s not the concept of big-men play, right? But I’ve got to hand it to Coach. He said, ‘Jack, I think this is it.’ And I said, ‘I’m not uncomfortable with the pivot.’” Sikma went from averaging 15.4 points as a freshman to 20.3 as a sophomore, with his shots increasing from 14.5 per game to 17.9. By his senior season, he averaged 27.0 points. As Sikma honed it in the NBA, at 6-foot-11, he would hold the ball above his head with a high release point that gave him the option of flipping up his shot or faking, then powering inside. In 14 seasons, by Sikma’s count, he played against 15 Hall of Fame centers, including Abdul-Jabbar. So he wanted every edge he could get. “You didn’t know which way he was going to go with it,” said fellow inductee Bobby Jones, a Sikma contemporary known for his defensive prowess. “Most of the time he would go back and shoot that shot, but sometimes he would go forward and draw the contact. I was just sitting there thinking, with all the other [inductees], if I ever blocked his shot. And I don’t think I ever did.” Jones, at 6-foot-9, matched up with him early in Sikma’s career (when Sikma was cast as a power forward for Seattle). Later, Jones had to decide how much help to give the teammate guarding Sikma. “The only thing I could ever have done was maybe come from behind and get him,” Jones said. “But he was a pretty good passer too. To ever leave your man that much, there’s a danger there.” Opponents weren’t the only ones made uncomfortable by Sikma’s unusual tactic. “I know I surprised some of the officials because I got called for traveling a few times,” Sikma said. “And I said, ‘Nope, I’m not traveling. I’ve got my foot up in the air, I plant it and then I pivot on it. By stepping out, that creates the space.’ “So even though it was a long time ago, they had film. They checked it out and they realized it wasn’t a walk. But I got called two or three times doing it.” Sikma laughed, recalling chatty Sonics teammate Fred Brown pleading his case for him to some of the referees. “I’d get called and Fred was in the ref’s face, ‘That’s his move! That’s his move! It’s not a travel,” Sikma said. “Fred had seen it enough in practice and figured it out.” Sikma had another facet to his game with which current NBA fans might be more familiar: he was a protypical “stretch 5.” Said Sidney Moncrief, another 2019 Hall newcomer who played for Milwaukee before and after Sikma was traded there for his final five seasons: “People don’t remember this about Jack Sikma, but Don Nelson was the first coach who started emphasizing 3-point shots for big men. He put Jack on the perimeter to take the big men out of the lane so we could make plays.” Not unlike current Bucks center Brook Lopez, Sikma underwent a late-career transformation as a deep threat. In his first 11 seasons, Sikma took 68 3-pointers and made seven (10.3 percent). During his final three seasons – from age 33 to 35 – Sikma shot 550 times from behind the arc and made 196 (35.6 percent). Still, it’s the quick inside step about 10 feet from the hoop that puts Sikma in a select subset of Hall of Famers already enshrined and those who will be. Call it the Alcove of Famous Moves. Hakeem Olajuwon’s “Dream Shake,” Kevin McHale’s up-and-under, George Gervin’s finger roll, Dominique Wilkins’ double-pump reverse, Allen Iverson’s crossover, Dirk Nowitzki’s one-legged fadeaway and Abdul-Jabbar’s sky hook will be joined, in time, by James Harden’s step-back 3-pointer, Manu Ginobili’s Euro-step, LeBron James’ chase-down block and Steph Curry’s long range pull-up 3. Each became or has become a signature move. But that only matters if the idea works. “They made it look good, so it was effective,” Sikma said. “If I tried to do the sky hook, if I tried to do the up-and-under, you’d probably think, ‘Meh, that’s not such a good move.’ A lot of it has to do with how effective a person is doing it.” The 2019 Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield’s Symphony Hall will air on NBA TV Friday (Saturday, PHL time) beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. 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 NewsSep 6th, 2019

Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for gun gesture at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK, USA – American doubles player Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 by the US Open on Sunday, September 1 (Monday, September 2, Philippine time) for using his racket to make a shooting gesture at a line judge. Bryan, playing alongside twin brother Bob, held his racket upside down and pointed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2019

LOOK: TNT KaTropa lineup for East Asia Super League Terrific 12 tournament

After coming short in its attempt to win the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, TNT will try to win a championship abroad. The KaTropa are set to see action in the East Asia Super League’s Terrific 12 tournament set for Sept. 17-22 in Macau. TNT, the no. 1 team in the Commissioner’s Cup, ended up taking a six-game loss in the Finals at the hands of San Miguel Beer. In Macau, the KaTropa will bring back their local core led by The Blur Jayson Castro as well as RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: Castro all set to meet old rival in Macau as TNT grouped with Liaoning] However, absent for TNT in the Terrific 12 is PBA Best Import Terrence Jones. Instead, the KaTropa will have Jones’ former Houston teammate KJ McDaniels serving as reinforcement. McDaniels will play for TNT in the season-ending Governors’ Cup in the PBA. TNT will also have another import for the Terrific 12 in McKenzie Moore. Moore is a journeyman with experience playing in Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand where he was NBL MVP. Most recently, he saw action for Mighty Sports Philippines and won the 2019 Jones Cup. TNT will face China’s Liaoning with Lance Stephenson and Guo Ailun to start Terrific 12 play. The KaTropa will then have a showdown with Japan’s Niigata Albirex to finish group play.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Strong no to racism

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial took a firm position in sanctioning San Miguel Beer’s Arwind Santos for his sideline monkey taunt aimed at clouding TNT import Terrence Jones’ focus in Game 5 of the recently-concluded Commissioner’s Cup finals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2019

PBA: TNT taps Jones teammate KJ McDaniels as Governors’ Cup import

After a failed attempt to win the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with NBA-level talent, TNT will try again in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. With NBA-level talent as import of course. Replacing Best Import Terrence Jones, the KaTropa will bring in KJ McDaniels as reinforcement in the season-ending joust. The development was confirmed by the team Saturday. McDaniels played with Jones with the Houston Rockets and was NBA Summer League MVP last year with the Portland Trail Blazers. With McDaniels, TNT is looking to replicate the success it had with Jones. TJ led the KaTropa to the no. 1 seed in the Commissioner’s Cup with a 10-1 record and had San Miguel Beer on the ropes in the Finals with a 2-1 lead before losing in six. “Definitely I do,” active consultant Mark Dickel said after the Finals loss when asked if they can replicate their Commissioner’s Cup success with a new import. “We just have to play a little different, obviously, go back offensively and do some different stuff, and just build on our defensive platform that we've got. He [McDaniels] already comes in on the 24th. As soon as we get him acclimated, it goes again,” he added. McDaniels was the 32nd pick in the 2014 Draft and has NBA career averages of 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game on 14.1 minutes per outing. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2019

Terrence Jones accepts Arwind Santos personal apology

After the game, the 27-year-old Kentucky native said he accepted the Filipino's apology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2019

PBA Finals By the Numbers: One more to go

San Miguel Beer is pretty much inevitable, right? After Game 5, the Beermen are all of a sudden on the brink of yet another PBA title and they now lead the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against TNT, 3-2. TNT will now need some Tony Stark level of switcheroo to pull this one off or the Beermen will continue to pad their lead against all PBA teams with an incredible 27 championships. But before that, one last By the Numbers look for San Miguel’s amazing Game 5 win.   19 Total points for San Miguel import Chris McCullough in that incredible fourth-quarter run. C-Mac outscored TNT by himself in the last 12 minutes, 19-14, as he willed the Beermen to victory in the final quarter. His basket over the defense of Terrence Jones late finally pushed San Miguel ahead, 95-94, which would later turn into a 99-94 win.   16 Largest lead of the night for the KaTropa. After scoring the first five points in the fourth quarter, TNT was up by 16, 85-69. It went downhill after that. Chris McCullough scored 19 points and the Beermen went on a 30-9 run to end the game for the win.   96 Combined minutes for imports Terrence Jones and Chris McCullough. The two imports did not rest in the pivotal Game 5 for TNT and San Miguel respectively however, the younger McCullough got the upper hand late as he just had the extra bounce in his step during crunch time. They both scored 35 points each in Game 5.   22 Total points for Terrence Romeo. Bro fired 15 points in the opening period as he kept San Miguel within striking distance of TNT. If the Beermen are to win this championship, Romeo is a darkhorse candidate for Finals MVP, he’s been that impactful off the bench for San Miguel Beer.   14 Total three-pointers for TNT. Despite the monumental collapse, the KaTropa were still on target from deep, connecting 14 treys on 34 percent shooting.  Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy had four triples each while Terrence Jones was good for another three. TNT is still playing well in these Finals, they just have to finish. Game 6 is Friday at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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