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Gasol claims rare NBA-World Cup double as Spain crushes Argentina

BEIJING, China – Marc Gasol became only the second man to win an NBA crown and a FIBA World Cup title in the same year after Spain brushed aside Argentina , 95-75, on Sunday, September 15.  Spain, which survived in double overtime against Australia to reach the final, led throughout to seize the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2019Related News

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 15th, 2019Related News

Marquez seeks revenge in Rossi’s backyard

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy: World champion Marc Marquez will be out for revenge after being pipped to victory in the last two races this season, as he looks to match Italian…READ.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2019Related News

Spain’s Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double

BEIJING: Spain’s Marc Gasol is one victory away from a rare feat — winning an NBA crown and a Basketball World Cup in the same year. Only Lamar Odom, a…READ.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2019Related News

Gasol vs Scola sa World Cup Final

KASADO na ang finale ng 2019 FIBA World Cup sa pagitan ng Spain at Argentina......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2019Related News

Spain, Argentina dispute World Cup

NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain on Friday as it beat Australia after a thrilling double overtime and will play Argentina in the Basketball World Cup final. An enthralling semifinal between Australia and Spain was 71-71 at the end of regulation time and the two sides could not be separated at the end of a […] The post Spain, Argentina dispute World Cup appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2019Related News

Argentina ousts France, plays Spain in Fiba World Cup final

Argentina is one win away from its first Basketball World Cup title since 1950 after it brushed aside France 80-66 on Friday to set up a final with Spain. Earlier, NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain as they battled back to see off Australia 95-88 after a second overtime period to reach the decider on […] The post Argentina ousts France, plays Spain in Fiba World Cup final appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2019Related News

Spain boots out Australia in 2OT to reach FIBA World Cup finals

       BEIJING, China – Spain displayed nerves of steel and eked out a 95-88 double-overtime win over Australia to reach the finals of the FIBA World Cup at the Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China on Friday, September 13.  Marc Gasol churned out 33 points on top of 6 rebounds, 4 assists, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2019Related News

Gasol fuels Spain into World Cup final

BEIJING, China (AFP) – NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain on Friday as they battled back to beat Australia, 95-88, after a second overtime period and reach the Basketball World Cup final.  They will face either France – quarterfinal winners over reigning two-time champions the United States – or Argentina in Sunday’s decider in Beijing. The thrilling semi-final was […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2019Related News

Brothers propel Spain at World Cup – but it s not the Gasols

    SHANGHAI, China –Two brothers played a major part in propelling Spain to the FIBA World Cup semifinals in China – but it wasn't NBA All-Stars Marc and Pau Gasol. Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez drilled 18 points and brother Juancho, the Denver Nuggets forward, scored 14 in a 90-78 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2019Related News

NBA star Gasol slams Mediterranean migrant inaction

Rome, Italy — Spanish NBA star and former Mediterranean rescue volunteer Marc Gasol called Tuesday for action to help migrants making the “almost suicidal” journey from Africa to Europe. A year ago Gasol volunteered aboard charity Open Arms’ ship Astral where he “learnt that human life is fragile, that sea waves are as hard as […] The post NBA star Gasol slams Mediterranean migrant inaction appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2019Related News

Rookie Survey: Film study revealing much to this year s class

By John Schuhmann. NBA.com The incoming rookie class may be done with college, but study time is never over. Preparing for the NBA is about more than just the work on the floor and in the weight room. At the annual Rookie Photo Shoot in early August, NBA.com asked several rookies about watching film, whether their coaches [or trainers] want them focusing on certain players or certain aspects of the NBA game. A lot of names came up more than once, but the young guys aren't just watching current stars. In fact, you may be surprised by some of the vets that they're studying. Here's what the rookies had to say ... * * * Zion Williamson | New Orleans Pelicans | No. 1 overall pick "They just want me to be myself and play ... [Watches his own film] to see what kind of mistakes I made, where I could have made a better read." R.J. Barrett | New York Knicks | No. 3 overall pick "I like to watch LeBron [James], James Harden and Michael Jordan, because Michael Jordan is just the greatest, and I love the way that LeBron and James Harden play. They can score and pass." De'Andre Hunter | Atlanta Hawks | No. 4 overall pick "One of my coaches told me to watch Kawhi Leonard and focus on how he beats his defender and how he finishes at the rim ... He's really strong with the ball. He doesn't do a lot of moves to get past his defender. He just does what he needs to do and once he gets to the rim, there's no games either. It's a dunk or a strong finish." Darius Garland | Cleveland Cavaliers | No. 5 overall pick Have the coaches asked?: "Not yet." Who do you like to watch?: "D'Angelo Russell, Kyrie [Irving], [Dame] Lillard ... Just to see how they play pick-and-rolls, their reads ... Coming off the pick-and-roll coming toward the middle, you always have the back-side corner, because they always sink in to help the roller ... Opposite corner's always open, especially if you're going downhill like Russell Westbrook." Jarrett Culver | Minnesota Timberwolves | No. 6 overall pick "They talked about Scottie Pippen, players like that ... He can bring the ball up, he defends well ... Versatile for sure ... I go back and watch the games. I'm a big Jordan fan, so I watch Scottie Pippen all the time." Coby White | Chicago Bulls | No. 7 overall pick "They want me studying a little bit of everybody, a little bit of Dame... The way he moves without the ball whenever C.J. [McCollum] has it ... We watch Chris Paul pick-and-rolls, little things." Cam Reddish | Atlanta Hawks | No. 10 overall pick "Not anybody specific, but they want me watching film, definitely ... Players at my position ... So I watch Kevin Huerter, because he was at my position last year ... Just catching up on the [Hawks'] plays." P.J. Washington | Charlotte Hornets | No. 12 overall pick "I'm looking at guys like Draymond Green. I feel like me and him have similar body types, similar games as well. He's been really successful, so that's one of the guys that the coaches want me to embody ... Both [offense and defense] ... The way he pushes the break, gets everything set up at his position is crazy. He pushes the ball and gets everybody involved." Tyler Herro | Miami Heat | No. 13 overall pick "They want me watching Klay Thompson, J.J. Redick, guys that run off screens ... Just the footwork they have, how they run at one level coming off a screen, how quick they get off their shot, and really just how they move without the ball." Romeo Langford | Boston Celtics | No. 14 overall pick "Paul George and Devin Booker ... How they use their bodies to create contact and create shots." Nickeil Alexander-Walker | New Orleans Pelicans | No. 17 overall pick "We watch a lot of Wes Matthews, mainly for defensive purposes, how he guards ball screens ... The valuable things like guarding the ball Wes does really well ... Being a great teammate, things that you can't really teach he wants us to look at." On guarding screens: "It's positioning, knowing who you're going up against, knowing the scouting report, knowing the plays and when the play might happen, and what's going to happen after a pass is made, after a cut is made, stuff like that." Goga Bitadze | Indiana Pacers | No. 18 overall pick "I watch the bigs like Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, most of the European bigs and try to get something ... Playmaking, reading situations and making plays." Matisse Thybulle | Philadelphia 76ers | No. 20 overall pick "My trainers will tell me to watch [Andre] Iguodala on defense and Manu Ginobili off the ball on offense." Brandon Clarke | Memphis Grizzlies | No. 21 overall pick [The coaches haven't asked] "as of right now ... I like to watch some old players, just to see the moves that they used, guys like Kevin Garnett, Shawn Marion, Michael Jordan, all of those dudes ... [Watching Garnett] I'm watching his heart, really, how hard he's playing, how much fun he's having, stuff that I would like to mimic." Grant Williams | Boston Celtics | No. 22 overall pick "I love watching guys like Draymond and Kawhi Leonard, how they play on both ends of the court, whether it's Draymond's passing and versatility on the offensive end, and Kawhi playing the mid-range." Ty Jerome | Phoenix Suns | No. 24 overall pick "I asked [about film] and there response was just to be my best self, as far as being focused on really trying to improve my game and master our offense and our principles." "So he sent me clips of Philly [where Suns coach Monty Williams was an assistant last season] ... I'll probably be playing a lot on the ball ... It's about how they move, the different reads off it, and where you can be." Nassir Little | Portland Trail Blazers | No. 25 overall pick "They haven't asked me that yet, but it's probably going to come up soon ... I watch Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, guys like that ... I'm looking at where they get to, where they get their shots off, their different spots." Admiral Schofield | Washington Wizards | No. 42 overall pick "P.J. Tucker, Tony Allen, Shane Battier, Stanley Johnson, Marcus Smart, Kawhi Leonard ... Just how they're able to switch on different guys, be physical, play smart and not foul ... Just their motor on defense, and what they do on the offensive end as well, keeping it simple, especially my first couple of years." John Schuhmann is a senior stats analyst for NBA.com. 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: SportsAug 20th, 2019Related News

Report: Bagley withdraws from Team USA

NBA.com staff report Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III has withdrawn from Team USA's training camp to prepare for the upcoming NBA season, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Sacramento's Marvin Bagley III, who played well enough in training camp last week to earn a promotion to the @usabasketball senior national team roster, has withdrawn from team activities to focus on the upcoming season, league sources say — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 11, 2019 Bagley III had played his way into contention for a frontcourt spot on the final 12-man roster that Team USA will field for the @FIBAWC in China but elected to step aside before the team reconvenes Tuesday in Los Angeles to keep the focus on next season with the Kings — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 11, 2019 Bagley, who averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds last seasons as a rookie, is the latest dropout in what has been a chaotic lead up to the FIBA World Cup for Team USA, winners of the past two competitions. Only five veterans remain from the 35-player pool that participated in Team USA's mini camp in 2018. The World Cup begins Aug. 31 in China and concludes on Sept. 15, just five weeks before the start of the NBA regular season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 12th, 2019Related News

‘EU group’ experiences Bohol, people, on bikes

A lean delegation of dignitaries from the European Union led by European Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen, joins local bikers for three days of environment rides in Bohol, while promoting friendships, international relations and culture. A mangrove planting, to be led by the ambassador, along with Asian Development Bank official, Marc Rooijackers and the […].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: NewsJul 30th, 2019Related News

 5th straight win ng Hotshots

PINALAKI na ng Magnolia Hotshots sa lima ang kanilang sunod-sunod na panalo makaraang matalo ang Meralco Bolts (99-88) sa 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup na ginanap sa MVA City Coliseum sa Zamboanga City kamakailan. Nanguna sa Hotshots si Marc Barroca na kumubra ng team-high na 21 points at 7 assists, samantalang nakakuha naman ng 4 na […] The post  5th straight win ng Hotshots appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsJul 8th, 2019Related News

Leonard-George tandem turns Clippers into legit contender

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com At the moment of truth, Kawhi Leonard went against his persona and caused a shakeup that wasn’t so quiet after all. Quite stunning, actually, was the Friday (Saturday, PHL time) series of events that directly affected four teams, caused a major trade of unprecedented details, and influenced the NBA Finals MVP to sign a free agent contract with the Clippers and instantly turning a franchise without a banner into a hardcore contender. Get your first look at the NBA’s top Rookies during NBA Summer League LIVE on NBA League Pass! Leonard is now joined by Paul George, who finished third in the 2018-19 MVP balloting and who requested a trade from Oklahoma City at the 11th hour to essentially swap Russell Westbrook for Leonard. The Clippers are now bringing a pair of swingman who excel on both ends of the floor, giving them the sort of dynamic tandem that’s almost required to win a title these days. The price for George was steep — basically, the Clippers surrendered more for George than the Lakers did for Anthony Davis. They handed over a chunk of their future, with three unprotected first-round picks (2022, 2024 and 2026) belonging to the Clippers, a pair of coveted Heat first rounders (2021 unprotected and 2023 protected 1-14) that were owned by LA, and the option to swap first-rounders with the Clippers in 2023 and 2025. OKC also gets 20-year-old point guard Shai-Gilgeous Alexander and veteran shooter Danilo Gallinari. And so the Clippers drastically changed their personality in the span of a few years, replacing the “Lob City” era of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan with a feisty defensive club led by Kawhi, George, Pat Beverley and Montrezl Harrell. It’s also a team with three reputable scorers as well: Kawhi, George and Lou Williams. Imagine: The Clippers just upstaged the Lakers in an offseason where the Lakers added Davis to join LeBron James. Adding to the intrigue is the presence of Jerry West, the Laker Hall of Famer whose reign as general manager helped raise multiple banners, but whose touch as a consultant with the Clippers in this process is undeniable. Two summers ago when he joined the Clippers after serving the same role with the Warriors, it was West who persuaded the Clippers to trade Griffin, whom they just gave a maximum contract, to the Pistons. West believed Griffin’s best years were behind him and thought the Clippers would be better as a team with more salary cap flexibility going forward. Plus, West and GM Lawrence Frank traded Tobias Harris, the team’s leading scorer, to Philly at the February deadline rather than re-sign Harris this summer in free agency. All of this was done with the idea of signing an impact player in mind, and Leonard was that player and the Clippers’ top target over the last year. Leonard’s appeal to the Clippers was evident and easy to understand. He’s a player who can score 25 points and grab 7-8 rebounds and lock down his man on the other end of the floor. And of course, he just led the Raptors to a championship without being generously helped by a fellow superstar. Interestingly, Leonard had the option of having not just one, but two fellow superstars this summer had he chosen the Lakers. LeBron and Davis and Leonard would make for a championship favorite, especially when you add Kyle Kuzma to the mix. In the end, Leonard wanted to beat the Lakers, not join them. The Lakers still bring those three players, though, and will now garnish the team with minimum-waged players to fill out the roster. Already, Danny Green announced he’ll sign a two-year, $15 million deal with the Lakers, and Rajon Rondo is perhaps not far behind. Both the Lakers and Clippers could compete in the coming days for DeMarcus Cousins as well. The team harmed the most, at least in the immediate sense, is OKC. With the amount of top competitors in the West — Clippers, Lakers, Rockets, Nuggets, Jazz and Blazers among others — the Thunder likely will take a step back and could enter a semi-rebounding phase without George. Also: Could OKC be forced to part ways with Westbrook? The former MVP struggled at times last season and especially in the playoffs, and turns 31 in November, and is on a max contract. It’s not the type of atmosphere that fits Westbrook, who’ll soon enter his twilight. Thunder GM Sam Presti, if nothing else, has shown a willingness to do whatever it takes if it works for OKC. Lastly, there’s the Raptors, who must now go forward without their lone superstar. There are no other players on the level of Leonard that Toronto can chase this offseason. In addition, the core of their rotation is on expiring contracts — Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka. The Raptors will surely groom Pascal Siakam to take a lead role with Leonard gone, yet will face major decisions next summer as they attempt to reshape the team. All of this is because Leonard caused a domino effect that ultimately moved mountains. Something of this nature and this magnitude doesn’t happen often in the NBA and is never done virtually overnight, given the amount of pieces involved and teams who put their existence on hold while Leonard stretched his decision nearly a week since free agency began. Evidently there was a reason for that. He wanted the Clippers but only if they could add another major piece. When other options dried up — Jimmy Butler unexpectedly signing with Miami and Kevin Durant with Brooklyn, for instance — the Clippers had to go the trade route. And George had to be convinced by Kawhi to force a trade. And OKC had to agree to that, rather than risk going through a season with an unhappy player. When the Clippers coughed up a bevy for draft picks, that put the entire process in motion. And in the end, basketball in LA became the big winner. It would not be unusual or unexpected if the road to the next conference championship goes through Staples Center and gets decided by one of its two home teams. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. 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 6th, 2019Related News

Reports: Jimmy Butler to Heat in sign-and-trade deal

NBA.com staff report After arriving in a November trade that capped one of the 2018 calendar year's longest-running sagas, Jimmy Butler proved crucial to the Philadelphia 76ers' ascension toward the top of the Eastern Conference, hitting clutch shots and keeping the offense humming while providing shutdown defense. And he'll apparently be doing that for an upstart rival next season, as multiple reports indicate that the Heat will acquire Butler in a sign-and-trade deal that sends Josh Richardson to the 76ers. Miami offered a four-year, maximum contract. Per reports, swingman Jimmy Butler will be joining the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade deal on a four-year, maximum contract. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal, with confirmations and additional detail quickly following from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Marc Stein of The New York Times. Miami is finalizing a sign-and-trade with Philadelphia to acquire Jimmy Butler, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019 Sources: Philadelphia has signed-and-traded Jimmy Butler to Miami, with Heat sending Josh Richardson to the 76ers. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019 Jimmy Butler got the full four-year max from the Heat, league sources said — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 1, 2019 To complete the deal, Goran Dragic is reportedly headed to the Dallas Mavericks, per Ira Winderman of the Miami Herald. As speculated here earlier today, Goran Dragic to Mavs as part of making cap space work on Butler deal. The Butler deal will leave the Heat hard-capped for 2019-20. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 1, 2019.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 1st, 2019Related News

Pinoy pair in world pool semis

The Philippine duo trailed 4-1 but won the next seven racks on its way to arranging a semifinal duel with Niels Feijen and Marc Bijsterbosch of The Netherlands at presstime......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 30th, 2019Related News

Haiti beats Canada, reaches Gold Cup semifinals

HOUSTON (AP) — Haiti reached the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday night. The 101st-ranked Haitians will play Mexico on Tuesday night in Glendale, Arizona. Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 in a shootout after they tied 1-1 in the second game of the doubleheader. "All it takes is one goal and we can create history after that," Andrew Jean-Baptiste told his Haiti teammates at halftime. "Miraculously, that's exactly what happened. ... I pointed out that this may be a few guys' last Gold Cup and I said, 'I'm going to go out there and give every single thing that I can possibly give and I want my brothers to follow with me." Jonathan David scored on a free kick in the 18th minute, his tournament-high sixth goal, and No. 78 Canada doubled its lead when Lucas Cavallini beat goalkeeper Jhony Placide in the 28th minute for his fifth goal. Duckens Nazon cut Haiti's deficit in the 50th and Herve Bazile tied the score in the 70th with a penalty kick after he was taken down by Marcus Godinho. Wilde-donald Guerrier scored the go-ahead goal in the 76th. "The players all have certain qualities and they know that, as long as the match is going on, before the final whistle they have to fight on the field, not only for themselves but also the team," Haiti coach Marc Collat said. "We just looked at the fact that we had goals that could have been avoided and, despite the fact that Canada was dominating, we had opportunities we had created. If during the second half we were more serious, we could be more difficult for them and I think that's what happened and we came back and that's when Canada started to doubt.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 30th, 2019Related News

Report: Rockets arrange meeting with Warriors Looney

NBA.com staff report In a move that could portend more to come, the Houston Rockets have set up a meeting with Warriors restricted free agent center Kevon Looney according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. The 23-year-old big man is coming off a career year in which he averaged 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds on 62.5 percent shooting. The Rockets have a free-agent recruitment session arranged for Sunday with Warriors center Kevon Looney, league sources say — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 29, 2019 The Warriors' No. 1 free agent concern is obviously convincing Kevin Durant to re-sign amid heavy interest from the Knicks, Clippers and Nets ... but you'll recall Coach Steve Kerr referred to Looney as a "foundational piece" during the playoffs — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 29, 2019 The news comes hours after word of Houston's intended meeting with Philadelphia guard Jimmy Butler. To acquire either player, the Rockets would likely need to complete sign-and-trade deals or dump salary via separate trades......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 30th, 2019Related News