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Lord of the Rings, hidden Mickeys? 2019 Southeast Asian Games logo has us going in circles

Filipinos poked fun at the recently unveiled 2019 Southeast Asian Games logo for looking like rubber bands, aquatic rings and a famous Disney character among other things. Not too warm reception Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano presented the Philippines’ chosen logo for the coming sports meet, which will be hosted in Clark, Pampanga. The […].....»»

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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. 24 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 ........»»

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NAIA, PGH on Tulfo incident, Asian Games | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Senate committee on public services will conduct a probe into the temporary closure of NAIA runway. The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) demands a public apology from broadcaster Ramon Tulfo. The Philippine Taekwondo Poomsae teams bag the country's first medals in the Asian Games. {module 3998}      .....»»

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Jordan Clarkson likens being PH flagbearer to being in NBA finals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9fYjPtE74 Jakarta, Indonesia --- Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a "great experience." Being the flagbearer at the opening of the Asian Games may have matched it. "It was probably one of the happiest days I've had in my career, in my life," Clarkson said Sunday, a day after the opening ceremony in the Indonesian capital. "Just seeing everybody's face, how happy everybody was." Clarkson has an American father, and a mother with Filipino roots, which qualifies him to play for the Philippines at the Asian Games. The team takes on tournament favorite China on Tuesday. Clarkson lo...Keep on reading: Jordan Clarkson likens being PH flagbearer to being in NBA finals.....»»

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Asian Games: Philippines’ ‘inexperience’ showed in loss to Thailand, says Valdez

JAKARTA---The Philippine women's volleyball team marked its return to Asian Games actionon Sundayafternoon by getting a clinical dismantling from regional power Thailand. The straight sets loss certainly leaves a bad taste in the mouth, considering that people back home are expecting more from this glamorous all-star team to do better, never mind if it hasn't played at this level in the last 36 years. It should, at the very least, dampen the spirits of the members of the team. But not Alyssa Valdez. "The talent is there, you all saw that we can play with them," Valdez told the InquirerSundaynight, referring to a close first set shave the had the Filipinos blowing a 9-2 lead before ...Keep on reading: Asian Games: Philippines’ ‘inexperience’ showed in loss to Thailand, says Valdez.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 5 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Sun Yang thought he'd seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday's opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games. In an embarrassing technical blunder for games organizers, the flag hoist collapsed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem as Sun stood atop the podium after winning the 200-meter freestyle final. Officials picked the flags up off the pool deck and hastily reattached them to the broken metal hoist but were unable to raise them again while the anthem was played for a second time, to the bemusement of Sun and spectators watching in the stands. Diplomatically, Sun played down the incident when quizzed...Keep on reading: Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals.....»»

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Big Asian Games test for national basketball squad

Philippines' Stanley Pringle, left, passes the ball during their game against Kazakhstan at the men's basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug. 16,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News5 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Results wanted, not excuses

You couldn't help but reflect what kind of infrastructure the Philippines will need as it continues to host such events like the 2019 SEA Games and the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The traditional Fil.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News5 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Good things come in 3s

Still, it was a good start for the Philippine contingent, which missed some athletes in the opening ceremonies after they opted to rest to prepare for crucial games the following day.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News5 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Is Duterte playing language-games?

What makes President Duterte an interesting speaker is that, whatever the occasion, the audience never quite knows what to expect. His habit of discarding prepared speeches has become emblematic of Source link link: Is Duterte playing language-games?.....»»

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Clarkson calls on NBA to free players for global tournaments – Manila Video

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson has called on the NBA to let players compete in more global tournaments to boost the sport’s popularity worldwide, ahead of his first appearance for the Philippines at the Asian Games source link: Clarkson calls on NBA to free players for global tournaments – Manila Video.....»»

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Is Duterte playing language-games?

What makes President Duterte an interesting speaker is that, whatever the occasion, the audience never quite knows what to expect. His habit of discarding prepared speeches has become emblematic of.....»»

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Worth it

We’re not competing here to shoot for the moon and stars. We’re taking this competition one game at a time JAKARTA, Indonesia — After spending almost two weeks in Japan and a night in Manila, we’re finally here in Jakarta to play in the 18th Asian Games. The experience is quite amazing. All of the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News9 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Gain some, lose some

PH BELLES BOW TO THAIS By Julius Manicad The Philippine team is good, but it will improve in the next few games of the Asian Games JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Philippines returned to the Asian Games after a 36-year absence but was clobbered by an old, familiar foe in Thailand, surrendering a relatively close 25-22, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News9 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Titans, Eagles lead NFL with most lowering-head penalties

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL tapped Titans coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new rule on lowering the head to initiate contact, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. Now Vrabel's own Titans (0-2) find themselves tied with defending champion Philadelphia for the most lowering-the-head penalties through two preseason games with five apiece. Tennessee was flagged three times for the new rule in an opening loss in Green Bay , and the Titans added two more in Saturday night's 30-14 loss to Tampa Bay . Getting it right matters because any player initiating contact with his helmet could be ejected after an in-game video review decided in New York. So far this preseason, blame either the player making contact, the speed of the game or everyone still getting used to the new rule. "Pretty much all those are going to fall into one of those categories," Vrabel said Sunday. Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro drew one penalty for running across the field to tackle Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans at the end of a 38-yard reception on the sideline. Wide receiver Nick Williams was flagged late in the third quarter while on punt coverage, costing the Titans 15 yards. Vrabel said Vaccaro has to do a better job avoiding contact with the crown of his helmet while trying to break up the pass. The coach wasn't sure if Williams made contact, but noted the receiver's head was in the linear position the NFL is trying to eliminate from the game. The Titans will turn those plays into the league for an explanation. The coach said he already showed his team an eight-minute video from the NFL of penalties in the first week of the preseason. "We'll keep doing that and we'll keep coaching it and we'll keep stressing it, and hopefully it doesn't, one, lead to injuries, or two, cost us yards," Vrabel said. Even though the rule is new, six NFL teams that have played two preseason games have not been flagged even once for lowering the head to initiate contact. Indianapolis, who plays Baltimore on Monday night, was not flagged in its preseason opener. Behind the Titans and Eagles, five teams have been penalized under the rule three times apiece: Arizona, Atlanta, Carolina, the Rams and San Francisco. Chicago has three such penalties through three exhibitions. The Titans have been penalized 25 times for 258 yards through two games. Asked if officials might be a bit overzealous enforcing the rule during the preseason before hopefully scaling back in the regular season, Vrabel said he wasn't really sure. "I try to do my job. They ask me to provide a video, a voiceover video , on what I thought was the right way to play outside linebacker or inside linebacker taking these blocks on, tackling. I thought I tried to go through and provide examples of what was good and what was probably needed to be fixed and changed in some of the style of play," Vrabel said. "But they don't tell me, 'Hey, coach, this is going to get scaled back in the regular season.' I think these guys are doing what their boss, and the league, is just telling them to do. So if they see that position and they see contact, they're calling it." That leaves Vrabel and his assistants coaching the Titans better to adjust how they play......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Gordon back with Browns, watches teammates practice

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was back at practice on Sunday — as a spectator. Gordon visited with teammates and Hall of Famer Jim Brown a day after ending his three-week absence from training camp and missing the first two exhibition games to work on his mental health and sobriety. The former Pro Bowler appeared to be in a good mood — and in excellent shape — as he stayed to the side and worked with trainers on his conditioning. Gordon, who has missed most of the past four seasons because of violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, has not been cleared to practice. He may attend meetings and practices but is prohibited from being on the field. No timetable has been set for Gordon's return, but coach Hue Jackson said Saturday it's possible he could play in the Sept. 9 season opener against Pittsburgh. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry feels the same. "Yeah, I mean, why not?" Landry said. "He's been training this whole time, so we expect him to be ready. I'm sure he will be, but at the end of the day, we're just happy to have him back." The 27-year-old Gordon excused himself from the team just before training camp opened last month. Gordon, who has not yet spoken to the media, said in a statement that he's humbled at being back with the Browns and "I realize in order for me to reach my full potential my primary focus must remain on my sobriety and mental well-being." Gordon led the league with 1,646 yards receiving in 2013, when he burst onto the scene and became one of the league's most dynamic players. Landry was a junior at LSU and remembers it well. "When you have a year, especially the one that Josh had, it brings eyes to that, it brings everybody's to it," Landry said. "He's an extremely great talent in this league and he's physically gifted and it shows. And that's what you want to see." Landry feels that with Gordon on the field, defenses will have a hard time focusing on any one Cleveland receiver. "He's a playmaker, he's a guy that's going to give us the ability to do a lot of things," Landry said. "I'm excited to play with him. I'm excited to work with him, compete with him, and that's what's going to help us get to the level that we need to be at to win games.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

LPU s Ayaay announces his presence with Player of the Week plum

Lyceum has not lost in its last 25 elimination round games - and the rest of the NCAA knew it. That’s why after hulking Letran took defending champion San Beda to the distance in their overtime loss a week ago, the Knights knew they had a shot at beating the Pirates in their next game. Come last Friday, though, MJ Ayaay just shot that hope down. With Lyceum down 65-76 in the final 6:06 of their contest, the graduating forward steered the Pirates’ ship away from a wreck by scoring six of his season-high 20 points in that same frame. Along with top star CJ Perez, Ayaay led the Season 93 finalists in turning an 11-point hole into an 85-81 win that clinched for them their 26th straight in the elimination round and eighth in a row for Season 94.  The Lyceum captain also added four rebounds and two steals off the bench en route to being named the Chooks-to-Go NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week. Prior to this eruption, he was just averaging 7.7 points a game on a 32 percent clip. And so, he and his team went back to the basics. “Ramdam na ramdam namin yung mga ibang team na gusto kaming talunin,” Ayaay shared. “Sabi ko lang sa kanila, enjoy lang. The past few games kami hindi na kami nag-iismile. Feeling namin palagi pagod kami at nakokontento kami. Kailangan lang namin i-enjoy yung laro.” The Pirate senior bested Perpetual’s Kim Aurin, San Beda’s Javee Mocon, JRU’s Jed Mendoza, and St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang for the weekly award......»»

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Pinoy ONE Championship stars send out support to Philippine Wushu team in Asian Games

Pinoy ONE Championship stars send out support to Philippine Wushu team in Asian Games.....»»

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2 poomsae bronzes kick off Team Philippines bid

The Philippine taekwondo jins brandished the very form that have made them touted bets in poomsae event in regional and world levels, striking a pair of bronze medals as action in the 18th Asian Games kicked into high gear in various venues here and in the city of Palembang in South Sumatra province yesterday......»»

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