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Guiao s Gilas tenure extended to FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Initially the national coach for a few hours, Yeng Guiao did become the bench chieftain of the Philippine national quintet in the 18th Asian Games. And his tenure has just been extended with the Asiad still in progress......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports1 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Guiao replaces Chot as Gilas coach in World Cup qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines – It won't be the last time Yeng Guiao will call the shots for the Philippine men's basketball team. Guiao – who's mentoring the retooled national squad in the 2018 Asian Games – will take over the coaching reins for Gilas Pilipinas in the second round of the Asian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News4 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Steely Filipino furniture

WHILE INDUSTRIA Edition Creative Director and Chief Designer Jude Tiotuico has imported furniture from around Europe, Australia, and the United States for two decades, the brand comes home to the Philippines with a collection called Editions which harnesses the power of Filipino designers. The post Steely Filipino furniture appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Gilas seen to perform beyond expectations

Four days with Jordan Clarkson in training, coach Yeng Guiao and the rest of the members of the Philippine quintet are all in high spirits, seeing signs of performing beyond expectations in the 18th Asian Games here......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports14 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Powerhouse China quiet on hoops front

While media has been in a frenzy over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson’s arrival to play for the Philippines, there is no hype surrounding China’s preparations for its basketball debut against Gilas tomorrow at the Indonesia Asian Games......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports14 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Warriors blast Batang Pier, notch 2nd straight win

NLEX picked up a second straight win with an ailing import last night by crushing NorthPort, 123-107, in the PBA Governors Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City......»»

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PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson

JAKARTA---For someone whom Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao described as one that "could break down any defense at will," Jordan Clarkson looked so passive offensively in practiceSundayafternoon he bordered on being boring. Guiao, though, in the very short time that he has handled the Cleveland star in the NBA, knows exactly what Clarkson is up to. "It seems as if he's trying to gauge his teammates," Guiao told Filipino scribes who were in Day 4 of the Clarkson watch, as Gilas practiced for two solid hours in preparation for a mammoth contest with tournament favorite China happeningTuesdayafternoon. "You can see him passing more often than taking a shot because he's trying to find o...Keep on reading: PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Taulava, PH out to conquer the Great Wall

JAKARTA---Asi Taulava calls himself the "old man" of Gilas Pilipinas. But he still has a very sharp memory. And that keeps the 45-year-old very motivated. "Oh, they're going to get it," Taulava told the Inquirer after practiceon Sundayafternoon, referring to China which he remembers vividly well of trying every trick in the book to slow down a 2015 version of Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, a progressive town in Hunan province. "They did everything---tear down the goal when we were going to do our shoot-around, making our bus come in late for our trip to the gym. They did everything," Taulava said, referring to the host nation that year that eventually won...Keep on reading: Taulava, PH out to conquer the Great Wall.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Shorthanded NorthPort loses more players to injuries

ANTIPOLO---NorthPort's start in the PBA Governors' Cup is headed for a rough patch. Not only did the Batang Pier, who once held the franchise name GlobalPort, lost to NLEX, 123-107, they're also bound to lose some of their players on top of those who were already absent in their opening game. Head coach Pido Jarencio said he's looking to put guards Jeric Teng and Nico Elorde in the injury list. Teng and Elorde, Jarencio said, are sure to be out of the squad who already lost forward Sean Anthony to injury and star point guard Stanley Pringle who's representing the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games. "First of all, we sorely miss the two guys Stanley and Sean, I think by S...Keep on reading: Shorthanded NorthPort loses more players to injuries.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

BATANG MINDANAW: Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) — I’ve been living in Davao City since I was 12 years old, but I’ve never experienced Kadayawan. Being an introvert discourages me from going out and participating in activities which involvebackslash a lot of people crowding together in an area. Even if I’ve never actually seen it, I […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News18 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Road Warriors rout Batang Pier for second straight win

Games Wednesday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Col. Dyip 7 p.m. – NLEX vs. Magnolia OLU Ashaolu scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as NLEX routed NorthPort, 123-107, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News19 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

PBA: Coach Yeng on NLEX s 2-0 start: 'Hanap na ako work dito sa Jakarta'

ANTIPOLO CITY --- NLEX is having a dream start in the 2018 Governors' Cup. Without Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas, Asi Taulava, and head coach Yeng Guiao, the Road Warriors have two impressive wins in three days to start the season-ending joust, taking over first place with a 2-0 record. The team is doing well without several key pieces, with assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa doing a great job filling in for coach Yeng. After NLEX beat Northport Sunday, 123-107, Coach Jolas read a message from coach Yeng post-game and Guiao is now considering taking job offers in Indonesia. Guiao is currently in Jakarta leading Gilas Pilipinas' campaign in the 2018 Asian Games. The whole thing is a joke of course. "Congrats coach, nice job. Hanap na ako work dito sa Jakarta mukhang di ako kailangan diyan," coach Jolas said as he read coach Yeng's message on his phone. Despite the stellar start with him in charge, Lastimosa is quick to give credit to the entire NLEX coaching staff, adding that it's a complete team effort to keep the team afloat with Guiao out. "This is not my sole responsibility," he said. "I'm just here facing you guys but the other guys have been doing the heavy lifting. I'm just doing the subs and I have to aske them if it's okay if they say don't, then I won't put the guys in. A lot of preparation happens in practice and the other coaches are really, really working," Lastimosa added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 19th, 2018Related News

PBA: Injury bug and Asian Games duty hamper NorthPort

ANTIPOLO CITY --  The rebranded Batang Pier is not off to a promising start as they are plagued with a spate of injuries and national team duties. Mikee Romero's franchise, now named NorthPort, debuted their new red-orange color scheme and veered away from the neon green overalls, which they have been using since 2013. Furthermore, they started their duties as the NorthPort Batang Pier with a 123-107 loss against streaking NLEX, also a team without their backcourt, a player, and even their head coach. The Batang Pier are without star guard Stanley Pringle, who is in Indonesia to defend flag and country, while Sean Anthony is nursing a calf injury.  "Wala talaga e. Kahit anong gawin ko, unang una, namiss namin yung dalawa e si Stanley and Sean. For sure, baka mga September okay na yung dalawa. Mga September 1," Batang Pier head coach Pido Jarencio said. Things took a cruel turn as Jeric Teng also tweaked his calf in the second quarter and Nico Elorde seemed to have hurt his back badly after suffering a bad fall. "Kala namin okay lang, pero ngayon di makatayo," the mentor said on Elorde. The fiery coach was certainly unfiltered when he made his remarks on the game. "NLEX played very well, [expletive] they’re making their shots wala na kaming magagawa e. Everybody’s making their shots. Kami naman, di makadepensa. Alam mo naman pag di ka makadepensa, di ka makashoot, frustrations come in. Lahat e. Parang yung mundo ang bigat na." More problems may arise for the Batang Pier as they will face a new-look Phoenix squad next Sunday that will feature temperamental forward Calvin Abueva and sharpshooter Matthew Wright. Jarencio also added that reinforcement Rashad Woods was frustrated with the loss, which was basically a close game until it blew wide-open for the Road Warriors midway through the third quarter. "Nung dumating [si Woods], andun si Sean and Stanley in practice. We played against Magnolia naglaro si Stanley with Rashad kaya nakita niya na, positive siya maganda ang takbo." "Alam mo naman yung dalawa, si Stanley nagpapagaling ng kasama e. Nadadala niya. Yung defense nacocollapse sa kanya. For now, siyempre, wala e. Kailangan magstep up talaga yung players e." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 19th, 2018Related News

Strong earthquake hits off Fiji, no tsunami threat

SYDNEY, Australia – A strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji on Sunday, August 19, the United States (US) Geological Survey said. But it was too deep to generate a tsunami and there were no reports of damage. The tremor hit at 12:19 pm local time 361 kilometers east of the Pacific nation's capital ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2018Related News

Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds

BELFAST, Northern Ireland --- Belfast's Carl Frampton stopped Luke Jackson in nine rounds to secure another shot at the world featherweight title on Saturday. Having successfully defended the interim WBO title, Frampton will be confirmed as mandatory challenger to full champion Oscar Valdez but will next fight IBF titlist Josh Warrington, who travelled to Windsor Park to be ringside. Against Australia's Jackson, the 31-year-old Frampton had long been a significant favorite in a fight that essentially served as a celebration of his popularity in his home city, where he may have fought for the final time. With Jackson increasingly struggling to defend himself and remain on his feet ha...Keep on reading: Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 19th, 2018Related News

TV only thing missing in Asiad Athletes Village

JAKARTA---The Athletes Village, which is close to one hour away from the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, will be home to close to 11,000 athletes for the duration of the Asian Games, and just like how the organizers have handled the media, they seem to have done a good job at it. Unless, of course, if you're an oversized basketball player. "It's good, comfortable," Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao told the Inquirer. "For me, I'm a normal sized guy. But for our other players, and most especially the other countries like China and Iran, their players will find it hard to fit in the beds." Other than that, some of the Filipino athletes the Inquirer was able to talk to are fine with it. "Th...Keep on reading: TV only thing missing in Asiad Athletes Village.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 18th, 2018Related News

R-Warriors, Bolts eye second wins

NLEX and Meralco try to keep their share of early lead as they play separate rivals in the resumption of the PBA Governors’ Cup today at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The Road Warriors battle North Port Batang Pier in the first tussle at 4:30 p.m. while the Bolts….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

ASIAN GAMES: Pinoy gymnasts hold chances high

JAKARTA -- Asian Games rookies Carlos Edriel Yulo and Reyland Capellan expressed optimism on their chances for a podium finish when they plunge into action in men’s artistic competition of the gymnastics event that kicks off Monday at the Jakarta International Expo Kanayoran Hall D. The 18-year-old Yulo, the prince of the Palarong Pambansa back home, said he wanted to give back to what the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP) and his country had given him in his preparation for the Games. “I am ready this time at gusto ko pong maipakita ang  buong makakaya ko para makapagwagi ng medalya para sa bansa,” said Yulo, who clinched a silver in floor exercise in the 2018 Doha World Cup in Qatar and a bronze in vault in Melbourne World Cup Gymnastics 2018 in Australia. He also bagged a silver in vault in the Baku World Cup 2018 in Azerbaijan last March 18. Yulo will compete in the individual all-around, horizontal bar, pommel horse, parallel bars, vault, rings and his favorite floor exercise. Capellan, who won gold in floor exercise and bronze in vault in last year’ Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games, also wants to show that he deserves the slot in the national team. “Handa na po akong makipagsabayan sa kanila,” said Capellan, who like Yulo, are on their first tour of duty in Asian Games. Unlike Yulo who will have seven chances to win a gold medal, Capellan will only compete in vault and floor exercise. Jan Gwynn Timbang, the other men’s artistic bet, will take his chances in vault, rings, horizontal bar, pommel horse, parallel bars and floor exercise, Competing in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics are Ma. Cristina Onofre (balance beam, floor exercise, vault and uneven bars), Carinne Leanne Bunagan (balance beam, floor exercise, vault and uneven bars) and Shieldannah Sabio and Marian Nicole Medina (individual all-around)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Breaking Down Gilas vs Kazakhstan

From the get-go, it was obvious that this iteration of Gilas Pilipinas would be a bit different. Coach Yeng Guiao, who could have opted on a more offensively potent starting unit, decided to go with familiarity and defense, starting three players from the Rain or Shine core in Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Beau Belga, and inserting JP Erram at center and Stanley Pringle at the point guard spot. The effect was immediately evident, as the corner triple from Norwood off a Pringle assist in the first play of the game set the tone. The trio of Norwood-Ahanmisi-Pringle showed why they are probably one of the strongest, more athletic, quick, and defensive-minded perimeter trios that Gilas has fielded in recent years. Practically switching everything on the outside, they did not allow Kazakhstan any room to operate, nor to get any rhythm from the field while forcing multiple turnovers, with Ahanmisi getting two steals that led to transition layups early. It was a 12-2 start for the Philippines before Kazakhstan could blink. The only thing going for the opposing team was their offensive rebounding, albeit these only prevented further transition baskets from the Philippines, as the Kazakhs couldn’t convert on the put backs. One thing Gilas has to adjust to however, is the way the international referees call the game, as their bigs – Almazan and Belga – got into foul trouble early, and penalty situation allowed Kazakhstan to make some headway from the line despite shooting just 1/13 from the field in the first. It was a low scoring first quarter, with Gilas held scoreless for the last 4 minutes and Kazakhstan unable to capitalize on the penalty situation, missing multiple charities. The quarter ended 16-9, Philippines. The second quarter started with Kazakhstan giving up their 7th turnover, which would be a recurring theme throughout the game thanks to Gilas’ defensive pressure. With 6 steals through the first 15 minutes of the game, Gilas prevented their opponents from getting any rhythm offensively, despite Rustam Yergali coming out more aggressive on the offensive end.  James Yap came off the bench and poured in 7 points in the first half, hitting 1 of Gilas’ 6 first half triples. They were 6/19 from deep while holding Kazakhstan, who is known for their outside shooting, to 1/12 at the half. Defense was once again the key in the 2nd quarter, as Gilas allowed just 11 Kazakhstan points, with themselves scoring 25. They forced 15 turnovers with 11 steals total in the first half, scoring 18 turnover points as a result; while they themselves committed just 5 turnovers, yielding 0 turnover points for the Kazakhs. The only downside was they gave up 18 freethrows to Kazakhstan, who luckily only converted on 11 of them. The half ended with the Philippines holding a commanding 21-pt lead, 41-20. Stanley Pringle was impressive to say the least, running the offense and controlling the pace of the game, living up to the all the accolades thrown his way prior to the Asiad. Kazakhstan came out of the halftime huddle with a lot more urgency, employing full court pressure all throughout the 3rd quarter, and outscoring Gilas 9-5 in the first 2 1/2 minutes. They also continued to hold the rebounding edge, especially on the offensive glass. While the Philippines continued to pressure defensively, doubling the ballscreens, Kazakhstan was able to adjust, hitting the rolling big man on multiple occasions for easy undergoal baskets. It was here that Fil-German Standhardinger went to work, getting offensive rebounds and scoring on back-to-back baskets midway through the 3rd, despite picking up his fourth personal with still 4 minutes left in the quarter. This turned out to be Kazakhstan’s best quarter, and the only one where the breached the 20-pt mark, outscoring Gilas 23-20. Whether it was the adrenaline rush with the arrival of Jordan Clarkson in the venue or an earful from Coach Yeng at the end of the third, Gilas started out much better in the fourth, with Pringle once again leading the charge. He hit back-to-back baskets to get to his game high 18pts to start the fourth period; while Almazan – who had multiple skirmishes throughout the game – also hit back-to-back baskets. By the time Paul Lee hit his 3rd consecutive triple midway through the fourth – his only field goals of the game – the game had been blown wide open on a Gilas 20-9 fourth quarter run, 81-52. At that point everyone started getting into the scoring picture while they kept the defensive intensity and held Kazakhstan to just 16 points in the fourth for an emphatic 96-59 opening day win. It was an impressive start to the tournament for Gilas, despite the absence of Kazakhstan’s best player due to injury, and more so with all that had happened prior to arriving in Indonesia. They now have four days to prepare for a key matchup with powerhouse China. With Clarkson, they get not just another elite athlete on the perimeter, but a legitimate NBA talent in his prime. It will take a lot more than that however, as the game against Kazakhstan showed. There will be no room for error against the huge and athletic Chinese frontline, and their younger guards. Defensively they’ll have to communicate as well, if not better; and our bigs will have to work extra hard to box out their Chinese counterparts. We can’t give up too many fouls, as the Chinese are tremendously better free throw shooters, and putting our already thin frontline in foul trouble will further limit their ability to implement Coach Yeng’s defensive gameplan. Offensively, I’m confident we have the talent to compete or even surpass China in the perimeter, and everyone knows Coach Yeng is a master at bringing out the best in his players. If our guards can wreak havoc and break China’s perimeter defense, and we’ll be able to get open looks both inside and out. If our bigs, Belga, Erram, Standhardinger, Almazan, and Taulava can limit China’s 2nd chance opportunities and give us a decent amount of 2nd looks, then we definitely have a shot. This Gilas squad definitely looks promising. I’m sure glad we decided to send one.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Usain Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

    SYDNEY, Australia – Usain Bolt says he's dead serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday, August 18, for a trial stint with an A-League club. The superstar athlete has been given the chance to prove his ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News