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Horn draws up Pacquiao return bout

MANILA, Philippines -  This early, WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn has the pertinent details regarding his anticipated rematch with Manny Pacquiao all dr.....»»

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NCAA Juniors: San Beda Cubs smother Squires; Mapua, Lyceum prevail

This time around, the San Beda Red Cubs got big help underneath from alternate big man Josh Tagala.   Tagala, a 12th grade student, had only eight points, but his 12-rebound output helped the Red Cubs control the boards, and allowed them to coast to a 91-45 smothering of the Letran Squires at the Arena in San Juan.   He and slotman Sam Abu Hijle, who also had eight points, combined for 19 rebounds, and their efforts helped power the Red Cubs to their fourth win in five games in the 93rdNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) junior basketball tournament.   “Natutuwa ako. Everyone was sharp.  Pinaghandaan namin itong game,” said Red Cubs coach JB Sison.           The win put the Red Cubs in third spot behind the defending champion Mapua Red Robins and the La Salle Greenhills Junior Blazers.   “For the past three games, di maganda ang rebounding ko. Ito ang focus ko ngayon. Para more possessions for the team,” said Tagala.   Evan Nelle top-scored for a game-high 24 points, probably one of his best performances for the season, while Luke Sese added 15.   The Red Cubs quickly took control of the game with 17-8 advantage even as they took a lot of pain in shutting down one of the Squires prolific players, Enoch Valdez.   With Valdez was held to only three after being scoreless in the first two quarters with Abu Hijle and Germy Mahinay keeping an eye on him.   Nelle hit 11 points in the third period, and with his shots finding their mark for a 53 percent field goal percentage, the Red Cubs went on to enjoy a 60-30 spread at the end of the third.    Mapua-Malayan Science High School 99, EAC 60 Will Gozum led six teammates who scored in double digits as the defending champions Mapua-Malayan High School of Science Red Robins stamped their class on the Emilio Aguinaldo College Brigadiers, 99-60.   Gozum, a transferee from University of the Philippines Integrated School two years ago, made 15 points for the Red Robins, who led by as much as 52 points.   The Red Robins, who had a 55.26 percent shooting clip, went on to pick up win no. 4 and stayed in the solo lead.   Teammates Mike Enriquez, and Jeff Sapinit contributed 14 points while Gerard Sarmiento and team skipper Warren Bonifacio had 12 and 11 points.   “Tulong-tulong lang kaming lahat,” stated Bonifacio.   Bonifacio, Gozum and Sapinit had eight points each in the first period as the Red Robins went on to post a 30-17 edge when the second canto came.    Lyceum Junior Pirates 95, Arellano 85   Vincent Cunanan struck with a career-high 29 points as the Lyceum of the Philippines University fought their way out of a 13-point deficit midway in the game and upset the Arellano Braves 95-85.   John Barba had 16 points, including 10 in the third period.   Marj de Leon scored all of his 10 points in the third as he and Barba stepped in and helped the Junior Pirates turn the tables on the Braves with a 71-67 edge at the end of the third.   Cunanan led a  7-2 run that gave the Pirate an 87-76.   Kobe Camacho showed the way for the Braves with 27 points......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 26th, 2017Related News

NCAA Juniors: Cubs smother Squires; Mapua, Lyceum prevail

This time around, the San Beda Red Cubs got big help underneath from alternate big man Josh Tagala.   Tagala, a 12th grade student, had only eight points, but his 12-rebound output helped the Red Cubs control the boards, and allowed them to coast to a 91-45 smothering of the Letran Squires at the Arena in San Juan.   He and slotman Sam Abu Hijle, who also had eight points, combined for 19 rebounds, and their efforts helped power the Red Cubs to their fourth win in five games in the 93rdNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) junior basketball tournament.   “Natutuwa ako. Everyone was sharp.  Pinaghandaan namin itong game,” said Red Cubs coach JB Sison.           The win put the Red Cubs in third spot behind the defending champion Mapua Red Robins and the La Salle Greenhills Junior Blazers.   “For the past three games, di maganda ang rebounding ko. Ito ang focus ko ngayon. Para more possessions for the team,” said Tagala.   Evan Nelle top-scored for a game-high 24 points, probably one of his best performances for the season, while Luke Sese added 15.   The Red Cubs quickly took control of the game with 17-8 advantage even as they took a lot of pain in shutting down one of the Squires prolific players, Enoch Valdez.   With Valdez was held to only three after being scoreless in the first two quarters with Abu Hijle and Germy Mahinay keeping an eye on him.   Nelle hit 11 points in the third period, and with his shots finding their mark for a 53 percent field goal percentage, the Red Cubs went on to enjoy a 60-30 spread at the end of the third.    Mapua-Malayan Science High School 99, EAC 60 Will Gozum led six teammates who scored in double digits as the defending champions Mapua-Malayan High School of Science Red Robins stamped their class on the Emilio Aguinaldo College Brigadiers, 99-60.   Gozum, a transferee from University of the Philippines Integrated School two years ago, made 15 points for the Red Robins, who led by as much as 52 points.   The Red Robins, who had a 55.26 percent shooting clip, went on to pick up win no. 4 and stayed in the solo lead.   Teammates Mike Enriquez, and Jeff Sapinit contributed 14 points while Gerard Sarmiento and team skipper Warren Bonifacio had 12 and 11 points.   “Tulong-tulong lang kaming lahat,” stated Bonifacio.   Bonifacio, Gozum and Sapinit had eight points each in the first period as the Red Robins went on to post a 30-17 edge when the second canto came.    Lyceum Junior Pirates 95, Arellano 85   Vincent Cunanan struck with a career-high 29 points as the Lyceum of the Philippines University fought their way out of a 13-point deficit midway in the game and upset the Arellano Braves 95-85.   John Barba had 16 points, including 10 in the third period.   Marj de Leon scored all of his 10 points in the third as he and Barba stepped in and helped the Junior Pirates turn the tables on the Braves with a 71-67 edge at the end of the third.   Cunanan led a  7-2 run that gave the Pirate an 87-76.   Kobe Camacho showed the way for the Braves with 27 points......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 26th, 2017Related News

AP Source: Cavs to promote Koby Altman to full-time GM

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> CLEVELAND (AP) — Koby Altman’s next move with the Cavaliers will be personal. Altman, who has been serving as Cleveland’s interim general manager during a strange summer of activity, will be named the team’s full-time GM, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). The deal is being finalized and Altman’s promotion is expected to be announced in “the next several days,” said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. Altman has been with the Cavs since 2012 and had worked as David Griffin’s assistant since after the 2016 NBA championship season. Griffin left the club last month after he couldn’t work out a contract extension with owner Dan Gilbert, who has a track record for discarding GMs. Altman will be his fifth since 2005 and the 34-year-old impressed his boss by navigating the Cavs through some rough waters this offseason. With little flexibility to sign players because the Cavs are so far over the salary cap, Altman re-signed sharpshooter Kyle Korver and secured deals for free agent forward Jeff Green and Jose Calderon. Altman also signed Turkish forward Cedi Osman, who was drafted by the Cavs in 2015. The Cavs are also in contract talks with former MVP Derrick Rose, who played for the New York Knicks last season and is looking for another fresh start. Gilbert, who tried unsuccessfully to add former NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups to his front office after Griffin left, has been impressed with the job Altman and others have done to keep the Cavs competitive. Altman now has to deal with a surprising issue, as All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has asked the club to trade him, a person familiar with the request told the AP. Irving informed Gilbert last week that he wants to play elsewhere and his demand has put Altman in an interesting spot early in his tenure. There will surely be strong interest in Irving, one of the league’s premier point guards. But because he’s under contract for two more seasons, the Cavs don’t have to rush into any deals and Irving may not be going anywhere soon. Also, LeBron James can opt out of his contract next summer and the potential of him leaving will impact everything Altman does going forward. .....»»

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US survives biting incident, beats El Salvador 2-0, advances

em>By Ronaldo Blum, Associated Press /em> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal during which defender Henry Romero appeared to first bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and then pull the American forward's nipple. Canadian referee Drew Fischer, a Major League Soccer regular, did not penalize the incident, which occurred during a skirmish on the goal line in the 57th minute ahead of a U.S. corner kick. A furious Altidore shoved down Romero after the apparent bite in his left shoulder area, then grimaced and fell to the ground after having his nipple twisted, but remained in the game. Romero still could face discipline later, CONCACAF said. The Americans, who started five veterans added for the tournament's knockout phase, overcame shaky defensive play and poor passing, advancing to a semifinal against Costa Rica on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Bruce Arena changed all 11 starters for the second straight game and at 7-0-5 set a record for longest unbeaten streak at the start of a U.S. coaching tenure, topping Bob Bradley's 10-0-1 in 2007. The U.S. improved to 6-0 against El Salvador in the Gold Cup, also winning quarterfinals 4-0 in 2002 and 5-1 in 2013. The Americans are 17-1-5 overall against the Salvadorians, the only loss an exhibition at San Salvador in 1992. Altidore, forward Clint Dempsey, midfielders Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe, and goalkeeper Tim Howard were all added to the lineup. A crowd of 31,615 at half-filled Lincoln Financial Field was evenly split with supporters of both teams. Howard was called on to save the U.S. in the third minute. Rodolfo Zelaya ran onto a terrible, lightly struck backpass by Lichaj and instead of striking the ball with his first touch appeared to want to round Howard. The goalkeeper sprinted out, slid and batted away the ball with his left hand. Zardes was fed by Dempsey, broke in alone in the 17th and put the ball in the net, but he was ruled offside by linesman Ainsley Rochard of Trinidad and Tobago — replays showed Zardes was even with the last defender when Dempsey made the pass. Nagbe, moved from a flank to a central midfield role on his 27th birthday, started to stabilize the match for the U.S. with possession and passes, but the Americans did not break through until late in the first half. Bradley took a free kick on a flank from about 35 yards and sent it on a low liner into the middle of the penalty area. The 6-foot-5 defender outjumped Darwin Cerin about 8 yards from the goal and directed the ball with a glance of his head through the upstretched arms of goalkeeper Derby Carrillo. After scoring once in his first 40 international appearances, Gonzalez has two goals in his last three. Lichaj, trying to play his way into the top part of the U.S. depth chart, was played in by Dempsey and beat sliding defender Ivan Mancia to score on an angled shot from 6 yards. Mistakes nearly got the U.S. in trouble early in the second half. Pineda took advantage of Nagbe's giveaway and got around Lichaj for an open shot from just outside the penalty area but slid the ball wide. Dempsey made his 135th appearance, moving past Jeff Agoos into sole possession of third on the U.S. list, trailing only Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157). Dempsey needs one goal to equal Landon Donovan's American record of 57 national team goals. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2017Related News

Big3 officials hopeful Iverson can return to court this week

em>By Joe Reedy, Associated Press /em> Even though their marquee name has played sparingly, the founders of the Big3 are happy that the quality of play is getting better as the league reaches the midpoint of its season. The 3-on-3 league featuring former NBA players, which was founded by rapper/actor Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, heads to Chicago on Sunday after drawing 12,435 fans in Philadelphia last weekend. “We always said if this became a league about nostalgia, then it would be a flash in the pan. If it became a league about credible and competitive sports, it would stand the test of time and only get better,” Kwatinetz said Wednesday during a conference call. “You are seeing a huge emphasis on defense. These teams are not letting people walk to the hoop and score.” While all four games in Philadelphia were decided by seven points or fewer, the first time that has happened this season, Allen Iverson’s decision not to play remained one of the focal points. The onetime Sixers great said a few hours before the game that his doctor advised him not to play for unspecified reasons. Most of the fans did not know about Iverson’s decision until they got to the Wells Fargo Center. Cube, who said he is hopeful that Iverson can play this week, said the league hoped to do another event in Philadelphia in the future where Iverson can play. The former NBA MVP has been more coach than player for 3′s Company the first four weeks. In the first three games, the 42-year-old had six points on 3-for-13 shooting from the field. “I don’t think our league hinges on Allen Iverson as people see,” Cube said. “We think it is better for the fans and league if he does play, but if he doesn’t, we’re still going to have great basketball that people want to see.” Trilogy, which is coached by Rick Mahorn, remains the league’s only unbeaten team (4-0). Captain Kenyon Martin, who has missed three games because of a hamstring injury, is set to return this week. This week will also see the debut of Joe Smith, the first overall pick in the 1995 draft. Cube said it might take a couple weeks for Smith, who will play for the Ghost Ballers, to get a feel for the league’s style. “A lot of people think they can just walk out there and get on the court with these dudes, I don’t know about that,” Cube said. “Week 1 maybe, but by now guys are into what they are doing.” The eight-team league’s season culminates with the Aug. 26 championship in Las Vegas. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2017Related News

Roach: Horn rematch will be Manny’s last

MANILA, Philippines - Freddie Roach is giving Manny Pacquiao one more fight – the chance to avenge his loss to Jeff Horn......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 18th, 2017Related News

Former Pirate Taladua now making waves with Letran

Defeated in heartbreaking fashion the last time around, Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s poor play continued in the first quarter on Tuesday. The Knights stumbled out the gates and found themselves by 10, 3-13, after four minutes and still by 17, 9-26, late in the first quarter. “Bad start talaga,” head coach Jeff Napa expressed afterward. That was until Jeremiah Taladua came out of nowhere to start the fightback that eventually ended as an 83-80 win. In the end, the transferee from Lyceum of the Philippines University scored all of his 12 points in the second quarter surge that brought his team back. While he had a scoring outburst, Taladua said it was still defense that caused the big boost he gave Letran. “First quarter kasi, medyo malamya kami sa defense kaya yung first group namin, ‘di rin nakakagawa sa offense. Kaya nung pinasok ako ni coach, inisip ko lang, depensa talaga,” he said. He then continued, “Yung mindset ko, depensa lang talaga para ma-stop namin yung kalaban.” That, the Knights did as they outscored their opponents, 46-26, in the middle periods. “Ganun naman talaga yung sistema namin e. Tiyatiyagain lang namin talaga lahat,” he expressed. Sparingly used when he was with the Pirates two years ago, the musclebound swingman has found his role and is fulfilling it to the best of his abilities for another Intramuros-based squad. “Binigyan ako nila coach Jeff [Napa] ng confidence kaya gagawin ko lahat para makatulong sa team,” he said. And now he is a true-blue Knight, Taladua had one guarantee: “Malaking bagay para sa akin na makalaro para sa Letran kasi kilalang-kilala na yan. Kaya kahit anong mangyari, lalaban at lalaban ako para sa Letran.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 18th, 2017Related News

Horn rematch will be Pacquiao s last fight, Roach insists

MANILA, Philippines – Freddie Roach is giving Manny Pacquiao one more fight—the chance to avenge his loss to Jeff Horn......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 18th, 2017Related News

New Knicks regime open to moving on with or without Carmelo

em>By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press /em> GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks’ new regime is ready to move on with or without Carmelo Anthony. New president Steve Mills said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) the Knicks have been talking to teams about a trade and will continue looking for a deal that works for the organization and its All-Star forward. “But we also feel that Carmelo could easily be a part of our team next year, and we have to understand how we’re going to play and what the expectations of how we’re going to play, and we’re going to move forward,” Mills said. “So maybe with Carmelo or maybe without Carmelo.” Mills also ruled out a buyout of Anthony’s contract, which has two years and about $54 million remaining and might be an easier route to a breakup than a trade. Phil Jackson had been eager to deal Anthony before he and the Knicks parted ways last month. Mills was promoted to president and the Knicks hired Scott Perry as general manager. They said the Knicks will focus on youth and athleticism, which doesn’t seem to leave room for the 33-year-old Anthony. But they added that veterans will still have a place in mentoring the young talent. Anthony has a no-trade clause and has told the Knicks he would agree to a deal with Cleveland or Houston. But the Knicks don’t want to take back long-term contracts, which makes finding a deal difficult. Now Mills has Perry to help him find one. “From our vantage point, we made a decision as we were getting closer to hiring Scott that I felt it was important for us to slow down, regroup as it related to the trade scenarios of Carmelo,” Mills said. Perry has served in the front offices of Sacramento, Orlando, Seattle and Detroit, where he was part of the Pistons’ run of six straight trips to the Eastern Conference finals and an NBA championship. It was there where he said he learned the lessons about culture that the Knicks sorely need as they try to dig their way out of the dismal Jackson era. “In terms of Detroit, people talk about culture all the time, about winning cultures,” Perry said. “I think the biggest thing I learned there, you can have a lot of signs and printouts that have a lot of fancy statements, but at the end of the day you’ve got to live culture every day.” Mills, Perry and coach Jeff Hornacek detailed the vision they have for a franchise that emphasizes pride, work ethic and accountability. It sounds like another rebuilding stage, as Mills singled out the team’s young core and noted that the Knicks have all their first-round picks going forward. But he believes New York fans are open to a rebuild if players are committed and play with passion. The Knicks barely did that in three years under Jackson, going 31-51 last season in Hornacek’s first year. That was overshadowed off the court by the Anthony saga and on it by the Knicks’ difficulty in grasping and sticking to an offense. Hornacek was supposed to open things up, but Jackson decided midway through the season he wanted a renewed focus on the triangle that he ran as a coach. “I don’t think we were restricted,” Hornacek said. “We were trying to meld some different ways you play basketball. We just weren’t able to do it the way we wanted to, but we’re moving forward.” They didn’t talk much about what went wrong under Jackson, preferring to focus on the future during their news conference at the team’s training center. Mills and Perry said they have a strong relationship, with Mills saying the first-time GM would be given room to make decisions and recommendations pertaining to the coaching and scouting staff. And with the Knicks insisting they would be accountable — as did Jackson, though he never talked to the local media during his final season — Perry said he would be straightforward and available as much as possible. “I see myself as a bridge builder, not a bridge destroyer, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” he said. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 18th, 2017Related News

Ex-Manny foe awaits Jeff Horn rematch

MANILA, Philippines - Nedal Hussein, the Australian who nearly knocked out Manny Pacquiao in 2000, said the other day there will be a rematch with Jeff Horn.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 17th, 2017Related News

Orlando Magic sign free agent Jonathon Simmons

em>Orlando Magic press release /em> ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Jonathon Simmons, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Simmons (6’6”, 195, 9/14/89) played in 78 regular season games (eight starts) last season with San Antonio, averaging 6.2 ppg., 2.1 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 17.9 minpg. He scored in double figures 16 times last season, including a career-high 20 points on Oct. 25 @ Golden State. Simmons also recorded a career-high three steals four times, the last time on Mar. 9 @ Oklahoma City. He was selected by assistant coaches to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge during 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, where he tallied 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes. Simmons also appeared in 15 playoff outings (four starts), averaging 10.5 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 20.4 minpg. and helped the Spurs reach the Western Conference Finals. As a starter during the postseason, he averaged 16.8 ppg., 4.0 apg. and 2.3 rpg. in 29.0 minpg. “Jonathon [Simmons] is an elite wing defender that will provide toughness and athleticism to our team,” said Weltman. “His tremendous work ethic has helped him continually grow as a player and we are very excited to add him to the Magic.” Undrafted by an NBA franchise, Simmons has appeared in 133 career NBA regular season games (ten starts) during the last two seasons, all with San Antonio, averaging 6.1 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 16.6 minpg. He has also played in 18 career postseason contests, averaging 9.4 ppg., 1.8 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 18.4 minpg. After two years in junior college, Simmons spent his junior season (2011-12) at the University of Houston. He played in all 30 games, averaging 14.7 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.2 apg., while shooting .512 (154-301) from the floor, leading the Cougars in scoring. Simmons played in 94 games during two seasons (2013-15) with the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League, averaging 12.7 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 2.6 apg., while shooting .505 (446-883). He made the team after attending an open tryout in 2013. Simmons was named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Third Team in 2014-15. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 16th, 2017Related News

Steve Mills named president, Perry named GM of NY Knicks

em>New York Knicks press release /em> NEW YORK – James L. Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, announced today that Steve Mills has been named president of the New York Knickerbockers. Mr. Mills announced that Scott Perry has been named the team’s general manager. “Today marks a culture change for our organization where we reestablish the pride, work ethic and responsibility that comes with playing for the Knicks and representing New York,” Mr. Dolan said. “I’m confident that Steve is the right person to take on this role, and ensure that we return to one of the elite teams of the NBA. He’s got an ambitious plan that centers on building a young team focused on player development, communication and teamwork. “His decision to bring Scott on as general manager is a critical first step in transforming this franchise. Scott brings tremendous skill and experience in helping to build winning basketball teams. He’ll immediately get to work adjusting our basketball operations department to make sure we have one of the most effective front office staffs in the NBA,” Dolan added. “As Steve and Scott move forward, I will continue to not be involved in the operations of the team.” Mills, Perry and Head Coach Jeff Hornacek will be available to discuss the team’s strategy moving forward on Monday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center. At Princeton University, Mills helped lead the Tigers to two Ivy League first-place finishes, including the league title and an NCAA berth in 1981 playing for Hall of Fame Head Coach Pete Carril. He then went onto a 30-plus year career in professional basketball, including 16 years at the NBA, where he rose to become senior vice president of basketball and player development. Originally joining MSG in 1999 as executive vice president of franchise operations, Mills was elevated to the position of president of MSG Sports in 2001. He had a wide range of responsibilities over his 10 years with The Madison Square Garden Company, including oversight of all basketball and business operations for the Knicks and WNBA’s Liberty, as well as all other sports-related activities at The Garden. The Long Island-native returned to the Knicks as president and general manager at the start of the 2013-14 season, and has served as general manager for the past three and a half seasons. “I want to thank Jim for having the confidence in me to lead this team at such a critical time. I want to welcome Scott to the Knicks, and I know his skills and experience will help guide our team to future success,” Mills said. “Today is a new day for this franchise. Scott will immediately begin to put together a basketball operations department that is among the best in the league. We will all be united in implementing our strategy, which is to build our team by developing young players, emphasizing athleticism, length and defense. We have several rising young stars in the organization and we expect to add more young talent to this core. Our message to our fans is clear: we will be disciplined in sticking to this strategy, hold our players and staff accountable to the high standards that we have set for ourselves, and deliver results.” Perry has been with NBA teams for the past 17 seasons, most recently as the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Sacramento Kings. Prior to the Kings, Perry was the Orlando Magic’s vice president & assistant general manager, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the basketball operations department, player personnel matters and roster management and development. He spent parts of 12 seasons with the Detroit Pistons as vice president of basketball operations, director of player personnel and a collegiate scout. During his tenure, the Pistons reached the Eastern Conference Finals six straight times, made consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals and won the NBA Title in 2004. He also served as the Seattle SuperSonics assistant general manager in the 2007-08 season, during which the franchise drafted Kevin Durant. Perry spent three seasons as head basketball coach at Eastern Kentucky University and nine years as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan, UC Berkeley and Detroit Mercy. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and was a member of the Warriors’ basketball team for two seasons after transferring from the University of Oregon. “It is an honor to be joining Steve, Jeff and the New York Knicks as we begin a new chapter for this beloved franchise. I am excited for the opportunity and the responsibility bestowed upon me,” Perry said. “As general manager, I will work tirelessly to develop a culture that demands results, commitment and pride from everyone fortunate enough to be associated with our team - from our staff to our players. Nothing comes close to Madison Square Garden for basketball and it is our right and responsibility to showcase that tradition of excellence, day and night. I can’t wait to get started.” .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2017Related News

Pacquiao-Horn rematch Aussies shopping for new venue

MANILA, Philippines - This early, the Australians are quite ecstatic over the prospects of a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and their WBO welterweight champi.....»»

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Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to erase any doubts

Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to erase any doubts.....»»

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WBO mum on referee

The WBO dispelled doubts on the competence of the three judges who scored the recent Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight in Brisbane after three of five neutral r.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2017Related News

Rematch makes Horn a millionaire

MANILA, Philippines - Australian champion Jeff Horn felt relieved with the results of the WBO review but is now sounding like he’s the one dying for a rematc.....»»

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Reigning champ says return bout to settle row

LOS ANGELES – Australian Jeff Horn has no doubt that he was a deserving conqueror of Manny Pacquiao but believes only a rematch with the Filipino star will s.....»»

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Pacquiao to ‘continue to fight’ as Horn seeks rematch

Pacquiao to ‘continue to fight’ as Horn seeks rematch.....»»

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