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Robertson s NBA title ring, other items being auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Robertson's 1971 NBA championship ring is among the basketball Hall of Famer's items being auctioned. Robertson's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring and induction trophy, 11 of his NBA All-Star rings and his game-worn jerseys from the Milwaukee Bucks and University of Cincinnati are also included in the Lelands.com 2018 Invitational Auction. An announcement Sunday (Monday, PHL time) says each item in the 51-item lot, including Robertson's 1956 Indiana high school basketball championship ring and his 1958-59 college player of the year award, will include letter of authenticity signed by Robertson, who was honored last month with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award. The auction runs through Aug. 17 and information is available at www.Lelands.com......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Jabari Parker leaves Bucks, signs with hometown Chicago Bulls

  CHICAGO, United States – The Chicago Bulls on Saturday, July 14, confirmed the signing of Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker in a deal worth a reported $40 million over two seasons. "Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Reports: Jabari Parker on the verge of offer sheet from Bulls

NBA.com staff report The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of signing Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Jabari Parker, according to several reports. Restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions over a number to topics still ongoing. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018 Can confirm Bulls are on verge of signing Jabari Parker. As of now, Bulls don't know if Bucks are renouncing him or they'll need to sign him to offer sheet. Either way, it's close. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 13, 2018 Parker, who was drafted No. 2 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, could switch teams if he signs an offer sheet by another team. The Bucks would then have 48 hours to match the deal. Parker, a native of Chicago, averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Bucks this past season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Comm. Silver, NBPA say competitive imbalance not a problem

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com LAS VEGAS -- First came the backlash. Next, backlash to the backlash. By Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), much of the whipsawing over competitive balance -- or more accurately, imbalance -- as an NBA problem rising to the level of crisis had calmed down. Yet powerful voices from the league’s summer nerve center could not dismiss it entirely as an issue meriting closer inspection. “I'm not here to say we have a problem,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday after the Board of Governors meeting. “And I love where the league is right now. [But] I think we can create a better system.” Neither Silver nor Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, sounded an alarm in their separate news conferences about what many see as a widening gap between the league’s haves and have-nots. Roberts, in fact, seemed to feel that all is well and that talent inequality is in the eye of the beholder. “Competitive balance, it almost depends on what your favorite team is,” said Roberts, who was rehired as head of the players union in another four-year contract announced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “I don’t hear anybody in the Bay Area worrying about competitive balance. I also don’t hear the people in Philadelphia worrying about competitive balance, or Houston. “We’ve got great teams. And it’s never been the case, as far as I’m concerned, where I was not able most of the time to predict what teams were going to be in the Finals.” The topic came up in precisely that context before the Finals last month when Silver was asked about Golden State and Cleveland meeting in the championship series for the fourth consecutive year, a first in any of the major professional sports leagues. It reared its head again this month soon after free agency opened on July 1, with events conspiring to make insiders wonder about a growing disparity among teams. LeBron James’ signing with the Los Angeles Lakers was the biggest move in what appeared to be a continuing shift of strength into the league’s Western Conference. That was followed by the news that DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans’ All-Star center, had joined the champion Warriors. That signing sparked the initial backlash, a rich-getting-richer cry that pointed not to Cousins’ one-year deal for $5.3 million in 2018-19 salary but the fact that the Warriors will spend in excess of $20 million for it when luxury taxes are counted. Golden State had the NBA’s fattest payroll in 2017-18 of $137.5 million, despite a $99 million salary cap, thanks to various exceptions in the prevailing “soft cap” system. “I don't necessarily think it's per se bad that the Warriors are so dominant,” Silver told reporters, not long after discussing the “competitive landscape” with the owners. “As I've said before, we're not trying to create some sort of forced parity. What we really focus on is parity of opportunity. And a fair point could be made in the tax system, when certain teams are spending significantly more than others, that that's not parity of opportunity.” The counter-backlash came from folks who rushed to the Warriors’ and Cousins’ defense, correctly noting that neither did anything wrong, conducting their business within the rules as specified by the collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players. That CBA is the object of endless study and imagined revision, with amendments possible if negotiated prior to the end of the current deal after the 2023-24 season. Shooting for a “hard cap” likely would be a tough sell to players accustomed to the freedom of movement they currently enjoy. “It's not necessarily [Roberts’] issue,” Silver said in response to the union director’s characterization. “I think it's on me and our Labor Relations Committee, ultimately, to sit with the players and their committee and convince them that there may be a better way of doing things.” Silver mentioned Charlotte owner and legendary NBA superstar Michael Jordan, chairman of that Labor Relations Committee, as a valuable resource in addressing owners’ and players’ competition concerns. Both sides have valid arguments. Interest in the NBA never has been higher by almost any metric chosen, from selected TV ratings and licensing revenues to the game’s growth globally. Attendance at the MGM Resorts Las Vegas Summer League keeps pushing higher, with fans eager to see top rookies, second-year players and relative free-agent unknowns chasing their pro hoops’ dreams. The valuations of the 30 NBA franchises, of course, all have soared beyond $1 billion, according to Forbes.com, with the Knicks, the Lakers and the Warriors all estimated to be worth more than $3 billion. Longtime NBA observers such as TNT’s David Aldridge wrote a column this week that argued on behalf of dominant teams, anyway, saying that they actually drive rather than depress fan interest. As for any inability to win games or titles, he laid the blame for that on poor franchise management. The Knicks and the Clippers have all sorts of big-market advantages but haven’t won any championships lately (or at all in the Clippers' case). For Roberts, whose players reap 51 percent of NBA basketball-related income that tops $7 billion annually, business is good, period. “I’m excited about this new season,” she said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “This free agency, there’s been a lot to write about so we’re all, I think, looking forward to what’s going to happen come October. “To the extent that people are predicting the end of the game, I just don’t think so. I would be surprised if Adam called me to say, ‘What the hell are we going to do?’ I think he’s as happy as I am. ... I think we’re in good shape.” Critics note Golden State’s on-court dominance in winning the last two championships. It only took nine NBA Finals games --one over the minimum -- while facing arguably the league’s best player in LeBron James. But those same critics seem to foget that the Warriors were pushed to the full seven games in the conference finals, and actually faced elimination twice before beating the Rockets. “I recognize what Michele's saying,” Silver said. “But at the same time, if you talk to players in the league, and I've talked to plenty of individual players as well, they want to be in the most competitive league possible too.” For every player on the Warriors' roster -- or the Rockets, the Thunder, the Celtics or the Sixers -- there are five or six on teams that realistically have no chance of chasing a ring or the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Cleveland went to four straight Finals thanks to James; no one envisions the Cavaliers getting back any time soon. “Maybe there are some players who think they’re on a second-class team,” said Sacramento wing Garrett Temple, one of the NBPA vice presidents. “But most players I’ve played with or been around, their thought process is, ‘We’re gonna get our team to become one of those first-class teams.’ It’s more of a challenge. More so than, ‘We need them to disband so we can make everybody equal.’ Because we’re competitors.” That really is the crux of the issue. Silver and some franchises want most of the competition to come on the floor, in games, in full view of fans who believe their teams can sufficiently compete. The league’s current title contenders are fine with a system that allows them to compete all the way to the top, with an owner stroking gargantuan checks to crowd out rivals. “Let me make clear that under the current system we want teams to compete like crazy,” Silver said. “So I think the Warriors within the framework of this deal should be doing everything they can to increase their dominance. That's what you want to see in a league. “You want teams to compete in every way they can within the rules.” Silver addressed a variety of topics that were came from the BOG agenda, including: -- Change is coming on multiple fronts, most notably in the league’s age limit. That seems likely to be re-set back to 18 years old from 19, permitting players to enter the league from high school. It’s a move that the NBA should be better equipped to handle with a near 30-for-30 farm-system affiliation with its G League. It also fits with the findings of an NCAA task force that cites dissatisfaction with “one-and-done” college players. Said Silver: “My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change.” -- The start of free agency, annually triggered at midnight ET on July 1 (12:00pm, July 1, PHL time), will be moved to a daytime or prime time opening bell. It’s one of those traditions that no one thought to change, Silver said. -- The league’s investigation into the Dallas Mavericks’ sexual harassment issues should be completed by the end of the month. 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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

PSEi bucks regional downturn, posts 1.39% gain

The local stock barometer climbed back to the 7,300 level yesterday, bucking the downturn across regional markets albeit in thin trading volume. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) racked up 100.44 points, or 1.39 percent, to close at 7,333.73 as all sectors gained. With a lack of clear positive catalysts locally, Papa Securities said some positivity from the global front had trickled to the local market, citing the strong performance of the US market overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 143.07 points, or 0.58 percent, to close at 24,919.66 on Wednesday night. The S&P index likewise closed at its highest since Feb. 1 this year. Papa Securities said PS...Keep on reading: PSEi bucks regional downturn, posts 1.39% gain.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 11th, 2018Related News

Cavs coach Lue to talk LeBron James with Lakers Walton

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gives instructions from the sideline during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, Ma.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

SolGen bucks Comelec norm, vetoes Leni& apos;s stand on shading threshold - Inquirer.net

SolGen bucks Comelec norm, vetoes Leni's stand on shading threshold - Inquirer.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

BLOGTABLE: Best player (and team) in the Eastern Conference?

NBA.com blogtable With LeBron James reportedly moving West, who is the best player in the Eastern Conference right now? And who’s the best team? * * * Steve Aschburner: Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the best player in the East -- and if he develops a reliable perimeter shot, he soon could restore some balance as the best player in the NBA. With Mike Budenholzer taking over for drama king Jason Kidd (and interim man Joe Prunty) as the Milwaukee Bucks' coach, hopefully we'll see the "Greek Freak’s" talents blossom in all their glory and be put to proper team use. The best team figures to be the Boston Celtics, presumably with Kyrie Irving back at point guard, Gordon Hayward feeling like a brand-new free agent signee all over again and coach Brad Stevens and basketball boss Danny Ainge sorting out the rotation and depth chart. Now, if Philadelphia manages to acquire Kawhi Leonard without stripping away too many helpful role players, the Sixers might push up hard from their No. 2 status as “best team” even as Joel Embiid challenges Giannis for “best player.” Shaun Powell: Best player is Giannis Antetokounmpo by a whisker over Joel Embiid, only because Giannis can play multiple positions. He'll need to prove he can take the Bucks a bit deeper in the playoffs. A healthy Boston Celtics squad qualifies as the best team, although if the "star-hunting" Sixers are successful this summer, that could change. John Schuhmann: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid have the most talent, but in the playoffs, they both got outplayed by the same guy: Al Horford. He doesn't have the numbers that stand out, but he is the fulcrum on both ends of the floor for what is now the best team in the East. And even with the returns of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, he will be the Celtics' most important player next season, because his skill set remains unique on their roster. Maybe Antetokounmpo and/or Embiid surpass him in the next year, but for now, I'll go with the guy who just had one heck of a postseason run. Sekou Smith: It's a two-man battle between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid with the "Greek Freak" sitting just a notch above "The Process" on my list, due to the limited sample size we have from Embiid. Antetokounmpo has such a high ceiling (as his outside shot continues to improve and his handle evolves) that he could challenge for the title of NBA's best overall player in the coming years. Embiid could do the same if what we saw from him this season is an indication of what's to come. As for the best team, I'm going with the Boston Celtics. From coach Brad Stevens to the quality and depth of that roster, they have to be No. 1. They've made back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference finals without anything close to their full complement of (healthy) stars. They sit atop the pile in the East until further notice......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 5th, 2018Related News

Think tank lauds Train 1, bucks Package 2

THE Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) lauded the passage of Republic Act 10963, or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Act, saying it increased government revenues and enhanced investors’ confidence in its fiscal stability and capacity to finance its “Build Build Build” infrastructure program. “Train will enable the government to invest in health, [...] The post Think tank lauds Train 1, bucks Package 2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Lakers rivalries with Celtics, Warriors renewed after LeBron move

MANILA, Philippines – The basketball world was shook to its core after Ohio’s favorite son LeBron James agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. In a blink of an eye, the rebuilding franchise got a massive shot in the arm and is now poised to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

PSE index bucks region s decline, closes higher at 7,227.96

The local stock barometer started the week on a hopeful note, albeit in thin trade, bucking mostly sluggish regional markets on the back of domestic buying. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

Thon Maker takes responsibility for participation in Gilas-Australia fight

MANILA, Philippines – NBA player Thon Maker said he only wanted to "protect my teammates and myself" after being embroiled in the brawl that tainted the Philippines-Australia match at the Philippine Arena on Monday, July 2.  Maker, a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, was one of the 13 players ejected from ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

LOOK: Thon Maker breaks silence on Philippine Arena brawl

Australian center Thon Maker has taken full responsibility for his actions in the bench-clearing brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia at the Philippine Arena. The 7-1 Maker was among the primary protagonists in the brawl which saw nine players from the Philippine side get thrown out and four from the Australian side ejected, including the 21-year old center who also plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. Much like Terrence Romeo, Maker, who was born in Sudan, defended his actions in the game, which saw him soar to the center of the action with a flying knee and even chased the newly-acquired TNT point guard with a lunge after Romeo hit him with a cheap shot. pic.twitter.com/QMX3J5u6fT — Thon Maker ™ (@ThonMaker14) July 3, 2018 "I am deeply disappointed in the actions displayed during yesterday's game against the Philippines," Maker said on his Twitter account. "Being from a war-torn country, basketball for me has always ben a means to bring people together. I feel a great responsibility as an NBA players to carry myself in a way that promotes peace and unity." He also stressed the need for better security measures in these kinds of games, which saw some spectators join the free-for-all, wherein a padded chair was thrown at a player, another one was ganged up, among others. "I take responsibilty for my actions knowing that they were a result of MY DESIRE to protect my teammates and myself. It is a tremendous honor to represent Australia, Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA and my goal is to reflect that in my conduct and play," the statement concludes. FIBA has announced that has opened up its investigation on the incident, which is one of the biggest on-court incidents in recent basketball memory. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

All-Star guard Rondo joins LeBron’s revamped Lakers

LOS ANGELES: Rajon Rondo, who helped the Boston Celtics win an NBA title in 2008, reportedly joined LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday as a revamped lineup begins to take shape. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million Sunday with the Lakers, just hours after [...] The post All-Star guard Rondo joins LeBron’s revamped Lakers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 3rd, 2018Related News

Fiba opens disciplinary hearings after Gilas-Australia melee

Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday. The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline and video showed a chair being thrown at the back of an Australia player either by a fan or member of the Philippines team staff. Former NBA player Andray Blatche, now playing for the Philippines, appeared to throw multiple punches, while Maker came at a Philippines player with legs flying high as it continued. READ:Brawl breaks out in Gilas-Australia game A total of 13 players were ...Keep on reading: Fiba opens disciplinary hearings after Gilas-Australia melee.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 2nd, 2018Related News

All-Star guard Rondo joins LeBron’s revamped Lakers

Rajon Rondo, who helped the Boston Celtics win an NBA title in 2008, reportedly joined LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday as a revamped lineup begins to take shape. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million Sunday with the Lakers, just hours after the NBA free agency period began. Four-time All-Star Rondo, a 32-year-old point guard, who has made stops in Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago, averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds a game last season for New Orleans. READ:LABron: James agrees to 4-year deal with Lakers ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune report...Keep on reading: All-Star guard Rondo joins LeBron’s revamped Lakers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 2nd, 2018Related News

Players react to Gilas vs. Australia brawl

What was supposed to be a non-bearing FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers meeting between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia ended in infamy, as a massive brawl ultimately put a stop to the game, Monday evening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.  With Australia up 31 midway through the third quarter, things got physical between Gilas player RR Pogoy and Australian players Chris Goulding and Daniel Kickert, eventually erupting to a bench-clearing brawl that saw punches, kicks, water bottles, and even chairs get thrown.  Bench-clearing brawl between Gilas and Australia. pic.twitter.com/RotOFNiMgl — Camille B. Naredo (@camillenaredo) July 2, 2018 The incident, of course, became viral almost instantly.  Andrew Bogut, and Australian former NBA player and national team member obviously wasn't pleased with the events that took place.  MAN WTF!!! Disgusting — Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 2, 2018 Cameras caught a number of Gilas players, led by Marc Pingris, taking a selfie as the officials sorted things out. This didn't sit well with Bogut either.  Blokes taking a team selfie after all that. Down 31. Yep. They really just took a team selfie. — Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 2, 2018  Being the hosts, it certainly wasn't a good look on the Philippines' part, and a number of former Gilas players and current PBA players expressed their dismay as well.  Embarassing… — Jimmy Alapag (@JAlapag3) July 2, 2018 Roommate!! 😩🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ — L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) July 2, 2018 Can’t believe some people are proud of this.... 🤦🏽‍♂️ wrong sport! — Solomon Mercado (@M3rcMyWords) July 2, 2018 Junemar tho... what a beast! And didn’t feel the need to throw one punch or throw any chairs to show his pride. #4timeMVP — Solomon Mercado (@M3rcMyWords) July 2, 2018 Embarrassing!!! — Chris Ross (@cmross6) July 2, 2018 This is unfortunate. — joe devance (@jdv_38) July 2, 2018 Aleast we won the rumble not sure about the game!! — marcus douthit (@DouthitMarcus) July 2, 2018 As a player, what would u do if u are hit or u see ur teammate get hit on the face? U cant just back down. Goes for both 🇵🇭 and 🇦🇺 players. Im not saying that the fight is a good thing. Tough situation really. #GilasPilipinas — Jai Reyes (@jaireyes5) July 2, 2018 This is embarrassing — alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) July 2, 2018 Congrats .. yall just made shaqtin a fool — alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) July 2, 2018 Wow man....😔 — Kel Williams (@KelWilliams21) July 2, 2018 Christian Standhardinger, a former Gilas player himself, took to Twitter to stand up for his basketball brothers.  If you attack one of us, you attack all of us! THAT WAS A CHEAP SHOT AGAINST POGOY. I hope nobody got seriously injured. — Chris Standhardinger (@cstandhardinger) July 2, 2018 Wag nalang tayo magmalinis lahat.. kung ikaw yung nasa court at nakita mo yung teammate mo na sadyang sinaktan matutuwa ka?? Isip tayo!! Wag tayo puro embarrasing!! Oo panget tignan masisira name ng bansa pero wag paagarabyado lalo na sarili natin bansa to!! — Ronald Tubid (@ront71) July 2, 2018 Other members of the Philippine basketball community also took to Twitter to share their two cents.  This is not gonna be good for our country in the long run 😕 — Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) July 2, 2018 😳 — Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) July 2, 2018   It's just so difficult to keep your cool in a crazy situation like that (I probably couldn't) I've always had the highest regard for JMF and Gabe pero lalo pang tumaas ngayon. (And Baser too) — Jason Webb (@Jason_Webb_Phil) July 2, 2018 Even NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up Donovan Mitchell, who was in Manila just a few weeks ago, caught wind of the fiasco. Yo @ThonMaker14 out here tryin hit dudes wit the flying knee😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 — Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 2, 2018 Thon Maker, a player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Australian National Team, was seen on camera attempting a flying kick on Gilas guard Terrence Romeo.  Speaking of Romeo, the fan-favorite was unapologetic as he stood up for his Gilas teammates as well.  Dun sa mga kapwa namin players na nag sasabing embarassing kami wala kaming paki alam sa inyo . Kami mag kaka teammate sa loob kailangan namin mag tulungan. Hindi namin pwede pabayaan yung isat isa. Kung embarassing kami sa mata niyo bat di kayo mag convert ng australian. — Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) July 2, 2018 Kahit anong sabihin niyo nag lalaro kami para sa isat isa para sa kapwa natin pilipino higit sa lahat para sa bayan. Hindi niyo alam ang sacrifice namin Kung para sainyo mali tulungan namin yung kakampi namin sinasaktan problema niyo na yun basta kami walang iwanan tapos!!! — Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) July 2, 2018 In the end, 13 players were ejected, with nine of them coming from Gilas Pilipinas.  The game continued, with Baser Amer, Gabe Norwood, and June Mar Fajardo being the lone Gilas players not to be ejected.  The game waa called eventually, with Australia winning 89-53.  According to FIBA, disciplinary proceedings will be opened and decisions, and most likely sanctions will be handed out in the coming days.  Following the incident that occured in the third quarter of the Philippines-Australia game on Monday in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers, FIBA will now open disciplinary proceedings against both teams. The decision(s) will be communicated in the coming days. — FIBA media (@FIBA_media) July 2, 2018.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2018Related News

DeAndre Jordan agrees to deal with Mavericks

FILE - LA Clippers' DeAndre Jordan dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Two people w.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Gilas out for revenge against tough Boomers

Thanks to recent developments, the Philippines-Australia rematch in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers just got more interesting. The Monday clash, set to tip off at 7:30 p.m. from the Philippine Arena, will be for first place in Group B. Gilas Pilipinas will enter with a strong 4-1 record, with the only blemish being a beating at tha hands of the Australians in Melbourne. The Boomers will also enter with a 4-1 mark, suffering a monumental upset against the Japanese last week in Tokyo. Australia should be eager to bounce back from that defeat and the team's lineup still does feature actual NBA talent in Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, Gilas Pilipinas will have old reliables Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Terrence Romeo on deck.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 1st, 2018Related News

Delly expects hostile crowd in Philippine Arena

For Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, playing before a hostile crowd that could go up to 50,000 fans is a challenge he’s looking forward to when Australia battles Gilas in the third window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup at the Philippine Arena tonight......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 1st, 2018Related News