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Phoenix five shoots for quarterfinal slot

Phoenix five shoots for quarterfinal slot.....»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 12th, 2018

Gin Kings brace for ‘big game’ vs Bolts

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is keeping its eyes on the twice-to-beat bonus heading into the playoff round while Blackwater shoots for a quarterfinal slot, when they collide against separate foes tonight in Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. The Gin Kings will be gunning for their [...] The post Gin Kings brace for ‘big game’ vs Bolts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Batang Gilas seeks World Cup slot vs Bahrain

After toppling mighty China to close out its impressive elims campaign, Batang Gilas shoots for no less than an outright World Cup berth against either Chinese Taipei or Bahrain in today’s quarterfinal round of the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Dennis Uy, China firm may bag major oil contract

MANILA, Philippines – After bagging the 3rd major telecommunications player slot , Davao City-based businessman Dennis Uy may secure another major contract, this time a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal . Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos said on Thursday, November 22, that the evaluation for the application of Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Sotto welcomes physicality, ready to fight for slot

Kai Sotto may be the youngest among the 20-man Team Pilipinas pool but the Ateneo de Manila University high school center knows that his ‘kuyas’ won’t go easy on him. The towering 16-year old cager boldly said that he welcomes the challenge of going up against experienced pros. Even if it means absorbing the physical nature of their game. “Sana ibigay nila ang lahat nila,” said the lanky 7-foot-1 Sotto. “Dahil siyempre kaya naman ako nandito para maramdaman ‘yung mga bagay na yun. Para ma-experience din kung paano talaga maglaro ‘yung players sa ganitong klaseng level.”      Sotto was one of the 12 players who attended the first practice session of Team Pilipinas, which is preparing for the two home games against Kazakhstan and Iran in the fifth window of the 2019 World Cup Asia Qualifiers. “Sobrang happy and sobrang excited ko na mag-practice rito and makilala yung mga teammates ko rito and looking forward na maraming matutunan sa kanila,” said Sotto, who already donned the national colors under the Batang Gilas banner. Sotto was joined another young player in University of the Philippines Ricci Rivero. Also in attendance were Talk ‘N Text’s Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos, Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and Blackwater’s Poy Erram. Included in the pool are Barangay Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson and Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee. The six though skipped practice with their teams clashing in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Game 2.    SMB’s Christian Standhardinger and NorthPort’s Stanley Pringle have yet to arrive for practice as of posting time. Head coach Yeng Guiao said that Sotto and Rivero have the same equal chance as the pros to secure a spot in the final 12-man lineup. “Meron, meron (chance). Actually, the reason they’re here is they’re one of the guys with the opportunity to fight for a slot in the 12-man lineup,” said Guiao. “So kahit na sabihin natin na ang basic purpose natin is for their development, who knows?” “Hindi natin alam baka magpakita sila,” he added. “So I’m not discounting that possibility. It might be a little bit remote but it’s still a possibility.” For Sotto, getting a call up for the pool is already an honor. Whatever the decision of Guiao come the final cut, the experience will definitely improve Sotto’s game for the future.   “Dream ko na makasama sa talagang team and itong pagsama sa pool. Pero kahit ano man ang kalabasan positive lang ako dahil kahit papaano 16 pa lang naman ako,” said Sotto. “Kahit anong mangyari dito alam ko naman na magandang bagay yun para sa akin. Mag-pray lang ako na kahit anong mangyari magiging successful itong Team Pilipinas.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Rise of the Bolts

From way down, in the depths of the No. 7 seed, Meralco completed its rise to reach the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals.   The Bolts scored the first eight points of overtime and then weathered a strong Phoenix fight-back to forge a pulsating 108-103 quarterfinal victory Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.   The Bolts burned through the Fuel Masters' twice-to-beat edge to set a date with Alaska in their half of the semifinal bracket. The two teams kick off their duel on Sunday.   "What a hill we had to climb to get to this point," said coach Norman Black. "There was really not much room for error."   Allen Durham, twice recognized as best...Keep on reading: Rise of the Bolts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Meralco sets sudden death

  From winning just one game in their first seven outings, the Meralco Bolts are now within one win of making the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals, skating on the wheels of a five-game winning streak. The Bolts lived another day, coming out strong in the second half to turn back quarterfinal foe Phoenix Petroleum, 90-74, Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome. But coach Norman Black put the win in perspective, reminding everyone that all they did was force the Fuel Masters to cash in on their twice-to-beat edge. "It's just one game," said Black. "We need to win two. That's why [Phoenix] worked hard to get that twice-to-beat advantage; we need to win one more to advance to ...Keep on reading: Meralco sets sudden death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Meralco overpowers Phoenix, forces do-or-die for semis slot

MANILA, Philippines – Meralco shot the lights out in the second half as the Bolts turned back the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 90-74, to force a winner-take-all for a semis berth in the PBA Governors' Cup on Wednesday, November 7, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.  Allen Durham fueled the Bolts' ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Bolts force a rubber match

THE resurgence of the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup continued on Wednesday with a 90-74 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in their quarterfinal face-off......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

NLEX trounces Alaska in OT, keeps quarters’ bid alive

NORTHERN Luzon Expressway (NLEX) beat Alaska in overtime, 116-110, to stay in contention for a quarterfinal slot in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Sports...READ MORE The post NLEX trounces Alaska in OT, keeps quarters’ bid alive appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Magnolia tries to firm up bid for playoff bonus vs desperate Meralco

Doing everything right the past three weeks, Magnolia shoots for a quarterfinal bonus in the playoffs on Friday night against a Meralco side that is battling for dear life in the PBA Governors'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Phoenix, Phelps gift coach Alas on birthday with win over Alaska

PHOENIX and import Eugene Phelps gave head coach Louie Alas a fitting birthday present. Riding on the 51 points and 20-rebound performance of Phelps, the Fuel Masters gave Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to a 123-97 beating on Wednesday for a spot in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at [...] The post Phoenix, Phelps gift coach Alas on birthday with win over Alaska appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth  

NARDS Pinto and import Henry Walker joined forces down the stretch as Blackwater held off Rain or Shine, 99-93, on Sunday to secure a slot in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Despite being shackled by Rain or Shine’s defense particularly… link: Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth  

NARDS Pinto and import Henry Walker joined forces down the stretch as Blackwater held off Rain or Shine, 99-93, on Sunday to secure a slot in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Despite being shackled by Rain or Shine’s defense particularly [...] The post Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth   appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Men s soft tennis team advances to quarters

PALEMBANG — The Philippines swept its first two matches against Laos, 2-1,  and Pakistan, 2-1, to assure itself of a quarterfinal slot in the men’s team event of the 18th Asian Games soft tennis competition at the Jakabaring Sports City Courts on Friday. Relying on the troika Joseph Arcilla, younger brother of  former national player Johnny Arcilla, and Mark Anthony Alcoseba and Noel Damian Jr., the Filipinos outclassed the Laotians and Pakistanis in Group A. They played the Koreans later on Friday and a victory would send the Nationals to the semifinals, while a loss would pit them against the Taiwanese in the round-of-eight on Saturday. The women’s squad, meanwhile, bowed out of the team event after absorbing  identical 0-3 losses to China and Chinese-Taipei, respectively, in its group. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

PBA: Abueva to debut with Phoenix against Dyip

Calvin Abueva's fresh start will be on Wednesday at the Big Dome. The Beast will debut for Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, taking on Columbian Dyip in the first game of a double-header. Abueva was traded by Alaska to Phoenix for Karl Dehesa and a first-round pick. The Aces cited that both camps needed a fresh start after Calvin went AWOL for the second time this season early in the Commissioner's Cup. Calvin will joine Matthew Wright with the Fuel Masters, making Phoenix a dark horse pick in the season-ending joust. Tip off will be at 4:30 p.m. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., NLEX shoots for a third win in a row against Magnolia.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Quickness, outside shooting PH’s weapon vs China

With the needed victory already secured to virtually seal its place in the quarterfinal round, the Philippine basketball team will be facing powerhouse China on Tuesday seeking another win in the hope of an easy sailing on the way to earning, too, a slot in the Final Four. “China, as always, will be a tough [...] The post Quickness, outside shooting PH’s weapon vs China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Aces flog F-Masters

WHO can stop Alaska from clinching the second twice-to-beat berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup?Certainly not the Phoenix Fuel Masters. The Aces leaned on a strong start as they routed the Fuel Masters, 114-91, avoiding complications in their bid for the quarterfinal incentive on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome. The….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Critical stretch

  Phoenix coach Louie Alas understands the importance of getting fully recharged prior to a crucial match. And coming off a 16-day respite, the Phoenix Fuel Masters will face the Alaska Aces on Wednesday replete with energy and vigor in a game that could determine their fate in PBA Commissioner's Cup. "This is our last game, so getting a lot of rest [was] very important for us to attain peak performance," said Alas. The Fuel Masters (4-6) are still in the running for a quarterfinal spot depending on the outcome of the remaining games involving San Miguel Beer (5-4), GlobalPort (5-5), Barangay Ginebra (5-5) and Magnolia (4-6). They remain in the hunt after fixing t...Keep on reading: Critical stretch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Solo leader RoS targets No. 1 quarters berth

Solo leader Rain or Shine eyes the No. 1 quarterfinal slot and an outright twice-to-beat bonus when it battles Meralco while Barangay Ginebra San Miguel aims to stretch its winning run to four, today, in Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters (8-1 win-loss record) face the Bolts [...] The post Solo leader RoS targets No. 1 quarters berth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

All-Time NBA Draft: The best pick from every slot

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press There’s a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft. But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases. Here’s a look at The Best of The Best — the top all-time NBA picks in each of the top 30 draft spots. The best No. 1 overall pick, the best No. 2 overall pick ... and so on. One note: This doesn’t include the territorial selections that were used through 1965, which ruled out Wilt Chamberlain. The list of top picks in each of the 30 draft slots: 1. KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR Arguments for the best-ever overall pick could and should be made for LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson, among others. When in doubt, give it to the man who has more points than anyone who ever played the game and who mastered perhaps the most difficult shot to guard in NBA history. 2. BILL RUSSELL You didn’t know Bill Russell was a No. 2 overall pick? Jerry West was too, and he’s The Logo for goodness sake, but the 11 rings make Russell the call here. Also, it’s time to lay off Portland. Sam Bowie wasn’t the biggest “oops” pick of all time. Si Green was picked before Russell in 1956. 3. MICHAEL JORDAN The easiest pick of them all. Except for Portland in 1984, when the Trail Blazers took Bowie No. 2 ahead of MJ. OK, now it’s really time to lay off Portland. 4. CHRIS PAUL Dikembe Mutombo, Chris Bosh and Russell Westbrook were all No. 4s as well, but Paul’s body of work over 13 seasons and counting can’t be overlooked. 5. DWYANE WADE Charles Barkley will think this pick is terrible. So will fellow No. 5s Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Scottie Pippen and Vince Carter. Wade’s scoring wins out. 6. LARRY BIRD Second-easiest pick of this process. Only Adrian Dantley comes close, and he absolutely doesn’t come close. 7. STEPHEN CURRY He will be the leader in 3-pointers, by a ton, when his career is over. Fellow No. 7s John Havlicek and Chris Mullin merit consideration, but why wait? 8. ROBERT PARISH As time goes on, people might forget how vital The Chief was to those Celtics teams of the 1980s. That shouldn’t happen. 9. DIRK NOWITZKI Jordan was the only true candidate at No. 3, Bird was the same at No. 6, and Nowitzki stands alone at No. 9 as well. 10. PAUL PIERCE Pierce and Nowitzki have haunted those who made the decisions at the top of the 1998 draft — where Michael Olowokandi, Mike Bibby and Raef LaFrentz went 1-2-3 — for 20 years and counting. 11. REGGIE MILLER Kiki VanDeWeghe was a No. 11 pick and so was Klay Thompson, but Miller is the deserving call here. His shot was art. 12. JULIUS ERVING Drafted in 1972 and didn’t come to the NBA until 1976, Doctor J ekes out the pick here over Chet Walker — a seven-time All-Star. 13. KOBE BRYANT This could easily have been Karl Malone. But Kobe has five rings and an Oscar. 14. CLYDE DREXLER The Glide was automatic for 20 points a night for basically his entire career. Apologies to Tim Hardaway. 15. STEVE NASH Someday, this spot might go to Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kawhi Leonard. But Steve Nash going this low in 1996 should remind everyone how good that draft was. 16. JOHN STOCKTON This is yet another reminder that Sam Bowie wasn’t the only mistake made in 1984. 17. DON NELSON This was a difficult group, and Shawn Kemp was probably the better player. Nellie gets the call on total body of NBA work. 18. JOE DUMARS There are some really good players at No. 18, including Calvin Murphy and the vastly underrated Ricky Pierce. Dumars’ role on the Bad Boys was invaluable. 19. TINY ARCHIBALD When looking at No. 19 picks, two things stand out: Rod Strickland should have been an All-Star, and that Tiny was better than many remember. 20. LARRY NANCE So consistent for so long, and now with his son in the league that means more people will get educated about Sr.’s game. 21. RAJON RONDO Michael Finley and Ricky Davis also went this far down in the draft. Rondo was an absolute steal in 2006 — except he wasn’t a steal for Phoenix, which drafted him and then traded him to Boston for cash. 22. REGGIE LEWIS Still sad. Still missed. 23. ALEX ENGLISH Tayshaun Prince was so good and World B. Free was as much fun as anyone, but English had about a 10-year run where he hardly ever missed a game and dropped about 25 every time he was out there. 24. ARVYDAS SABONIS Officially, the hardest of all 30 picks. Don’t just look at his NBA numbers. Look at his whole career. He did things no big man was doing 20 years ago. Terry Porter, Andrei Kirilenko, Kyle Lowry, Sam Cassell, Derek Fisher, Latrell Sprewell all went No. 24 as well ... good luck to whoever is No. 24 is this year. There’s a legacy to follow. 25. MARK PRICE Jeff Ruland was known as “McFilthy” and became a good college coach, Tony Allen was a true defensive star, but Price’s game is too solid to miss here. 26. VLADE DIVAC Now running the Sacramento Kings, Divac gets to pick No. 2 in this year’s draft. The guy he takes there would be well-served to learn from Vlade. 27. DENNIS RODMAN Before he became a political operative, Rodman was as good at rebounding and defense as anyone in the game. 28. TONY PARKER If he had grown up in the U.S. and played college basketball, there was no chance he would have gone this low in 2001. 29. DENNIS JOHNSON Hall of Famer, five-time All-Star and someone who was as good as there was in the NBA down the stretch of big games. 30. SPENCER HAYWOOD Another Hall of Famer, and every underclassman who gets drafted this year needs to thank Haywood. His suit vs. the NBA paved the way for them. ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds@ap.org.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018