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Longtime NBA scout in intensive care due to coronavirus

Maury Hanks, 62, is currently employed by the Detroit Pistons but has worked in the NBA and college circles for decades......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 29th, 2020Related News

WATCH: CJ McCollum jokes about Jamal Murray after IG scandal

MANILA, Philippines – What was supposed to be a wholesome live session turned NSFW as Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum joked about Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray following his alleged sex scandal. Speaking to Blazers teammate Damian Lillard live on the official NBA account on Instagram, McCollum reacted to a comment ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 28th, 2020Related News

Pistons& rsquo; Wood cleared from coronavirus

Washington--Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has become the first publicly known NBA player to be cleared after testing positive for coronavirus, according to multiple media reports Thursday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 27th, 2020Related News

NBA Pistons forward Wood cleared from coronavirus

Washington--Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has become the first publicly known NBA player to be cleared after testing positive for coronavirus, according to multiple media reports Thursday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 27th, 2020Related News

Christian Wood ng Detroit Piston, nagpositibo rin sa COVID-19

Ni: MELROSE MANUEL NAGPOSITIBO sa Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ang manlalaro ng Detroit Pistons na si Christian Wood. Ayon ito mismo kay Shams Chrania ng The Athletic at dagdag pa nito ay hindi nakitaan ng kahit na anong sintomas si Wood. Si Wood na ang ikatlong NBA player na nagpositibo sa nasabing virus at ito ang una na […] The post Christian Wood ng Detroit Piston, nagpositibo rin sa COVID-19 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsMar 25th, 2020Related News

PBA All-Interview Team: The Best of Vic Manuel

Much like on-court performances, some PBA personalities aer just better than others when it comes to how they address and carry themselves with the media. Each year, the PBA Press Corps fills out the All-Interview Team, PBA personalities who consistently give out quotable quotes. More than the soundbytes however, winners of the All-Interview team are five players and a head coach that always take time out of their busy schedule to make themselves available for the Press Corps. Vic Manuel is the second member of the 2019 PBA All-Interview team. Here are some of the Muscle Man's best from last season.   “Jokic grabe naman yun, chubby yun eh." [Related: Muscle Man has jokes on Rajko’s Jokic comparison: “Chubby yun eh”] Coach Tim Cone said that Vic Manuel would be a weapoin in the ASEAN level, and he was right. The Muscle Man led Gilas Pilipinas in scoring for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Former Gilas coach and current Indonesia mentor Rajko Toroman pretty much agreed with Cone, going so far as comparing Manuel to a certian Denver Nuggets center. Once Manuel found out about the comparison, he burst into laughter and jokingly dismissed it as he delivered his golden line.   “Sayang naman, libre." [Related: PBA: Manuel on new golden boy style: “Libre eh”] Late in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup, Manuel suddenly showed up for one of Alaska's games with a new golden hairdo. The new golden boy's reason for a new hairstyle was simply both funny and just plain impulsive. Basically, Vic had a friend who opened a milk tea shop. A milk tea shop that also happened to have a parlor. "Na-tripan ko lang. Sayang naman, libre. Nagpa-kulay na rin ako." Way to go, Vic.   "Sumobra ata minutes ko ngayon...para daw akong hingal kabayo." [Related: PBA: Muscle Man Manuel happy to be back and contributing for Aces] Manuel spent most of the 2019 season trying to get back to his former self after dealing with injuries and long recovery times. When he first truly came back for the Aces, he was on minutes restriction. But during one game where Alaska picked up a nice win, Manuel showed glimpses of the old Muscle Man and his production looked great. However, that also meant he ended up playing far longer than he's supposed to. It the end though, it was all good. Manuel was just happy to be back on the court again and the victory made it all the more worth it too.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 25th, 2020Related News

NBA Nuggets announce coronavirus positive in ‘organization’

New York (AFP) – A member of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday, the club announced in a statement. The club did not specify whether the individual was a player or member of the organization’s staff. “A member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for COVID-19,” the team statement […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMar 19th, 2020Related News

More players infected

  THE American professional league National Basketball Association (NBA) has been without game action since March 12 (March 13, Manila time) due to the global coronavirus pandemic that has so far infected seven players – namely, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons, and Kevin Durant and […] The post More players infected appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2020Related News

Christian Wood ng Detroit Pistons, nagpositibo rin sa COVID-19

DETROIT Pistons  Christian Wood   MELROSE MANUEL   NAGPOSITIBO sa Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ang manlalaro ng Detroit Pistons na si Christian Wood. Ayon ito mismo kay Shams Chrania ng The Athletic at dagdag pa nito ay hindi nakitaan ng kahit na anong sintomas si Wood. Si Wood na ang ikatlong NBA player na nagpositibo sa nasabing virus […] The post Christian Wood ng Detroit Pistons, nagpositibo rin sa COVID-19 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsMar 16th, 2020Related News

Pistons’ Wood tests positive for coronavirus

Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the third NBA player to contract COVID-19. The Pistons, without identifying Wood, issued a statement on Saturday saying that one of their players had tested positive. Woods’ agent Adam Pensack told the Detroit News on Saturday that his client is the one, adding […] The post Pistons’ Wood tests positive for coronavirus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2020Related News

Report: Pistons Wood is third NBA player to contract coronavirus

Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood, who played against NBA patient zero Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz last Sunday, is reportedly asymptomatic and "doing well"......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2020Related News

Pistons Christian Wood tests positive for coronavirus

Pistons Christian Wood tests positive for coronavirus.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 15th, 2020Related News

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an usher, he interacts with fans in a role he calls a staple of his life. But there are no Nuggets games for at least a month. No Rapids games, either. And Edelman has no idea what he’ll do now. “This is what I do for a living,” Edelman said earlier this week, as the realization hit that sports were going on hiatus because of the coronavirus. “This is my income.” Thousands of workers would have staffed the 450 NBA and NHL games that will not be played over the next month in response to the pandemic. And then there are the more than 300 spring training and regular-season baseball games, 130 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tournament games, 50 or so Major League Soccer matches, all international golf and tennis tournaments, and who-knows-how-many high school, small college and other entertainment events canceled or postponed because of the global health crisis. The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the pandemic — assuming only a month shutdown — is impossible to calculate but will reach the billions, easily. Tickets aren’t being sold, so teams and leagues and organizing bodies lose money. Fans aren’t going to events that aren’t happening, so taxi drivers and ride-share operators have no one to ferry to and from those places. Hotel rooms will be empty. Beers and hot dogs aren’t being sold, so concessionaires and vendors lose money. Wait staff and bartenders aren’t getting tips. Without those tips, their babysitters aren’t getting paid. The trickle-down effect sprawls in countless directions. Some teams are trying to help. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, within minutes of the NBA shutdown announcement, said he wanted to find a way to help workers who will lose money because games won’t be played. By Friday, he had his plan: “We will pay them as if the games happened,” he told The Associated Press in an email. Other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, have made similar commitments to workers at not just NBA events but also the building’s minor-league hockey games. The Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks were among the earliest NBA franchises to reveal they’re working on how they’ll take care of arena staffs. So have the NHL’s Washington Capitals, among others, and the ownership group for Detroit's Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers on Friday said they were setting up a $1 million fund “to cover one month's wages for our part-time staff for games, concerts and events that they would have otherwise worked." “Our teams, our cities and the leagues in which we operate are a family, and we are committed to looking out for one another,” New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris said. There were many more significant gifts revealed later Friday. Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans said he would “cover the salaries” for workers at the team’s arena for the next 30 days. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons pledged $100,000 for workers there, the San Jose Sharks said part-time arena workers would get paid for all games not played and Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky said he was giving $100,000 to workers in that club’s arena -- a donation matched by his teammates and followed by another pledge from the team’s ownership group. “This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis,” Williamson wrote on Instagram. At Chicago Blackhawks hockey games alone, about 1,500 workers are in or outside the building on event nights: guest services, concessions, parking, security, box office and so on. “The per game payroll is more than $250,000,” said Courtney Greve Hack, a spokeswoman for the United Center. If that’s the NHL norm — no official numbers are available — then workers around the league would stand to lose more than $60 million if hockey does not return this season. “I get it,” said Chris Lee, who owns a coffee and smoothies franchise in Arizona that draws 70% of its annual revenue sales at spring training and Arizona Coyotes hockey games. “But this is going to be really tough.” Lee was packing up cups that won’t be used when baseball announced Thursday that spring training was ending about two weeks early. He and his staff — one full-timer, 14 part-time employees — aren’t sure what comes next. The enormity of the numbers stacks up quickly. The group that owns the Raptors and other pro sports clubs in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, says it's trying to help 4,000 workers in that city. Extrapolate that across other Canadian and U.S. pro sports cities, and those teams could be looking at 100,000 workers feeling some sort of pinch — not counting the impact at college and other levels. Cavaliers star Kevin Love pledged $100,000 to help the workers in Cleveland address what he described as their “sudden life shift.” On Friday, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks made a $100,000 pledge on behalf of his family “It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier," Antetokounmpo wrote on Twitter. The NCAA men’s Division I tournament generates about $900 million annually through television and marketing rights alone. In Albany, New York, which was scheduled to host men’s tournament games for the first time in 17 years, organizers estimated the economic loss from the three-day event to be about $3 million. Bars and restaurants bought tons of additional stock and perishables to prep for crowds that won't arrive. It’ll probably take a few years before the NCAA can bring the tournament back to many of the cities slated to host games next week. “It’s incredibly disheartening. There’s no question about that,” said Mark Bardack, president of public relations and management firm Ed Lewi and Associates, which had worked for more than a year on the planning of the tournament in Albany. “To have it all disappear, though obviously no one’s fault.” Some arena workers, many not wanting to be identified because of workplace policies about speaking to reporters, said they are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They’re not alone, of course: A study last fall by the American Payroll Association said 74% of workers in the U.S. would “experience financial difficulty” if their usual payday was delayed by as little as one week. In Philadelphia, Rodney Thompson works on commission selling popcorn and beer at 76ers basketball games, Flyers hockey games and Phillies baseball games. They’re all on hold. "The more I sell, the more I make,” the 56-year-old said. “The less I sell, the less I make. It would hurt me, financially. I would have no income coming in. ... I make pretty good money. But if there's no fans, there's no work.” ___ AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington, AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland, David Brandt in Scottsdale, Arizona, Josh Dubow in San Francisco, Stephen Hawkins in Dallas and Dan Gelston in Philadelphia, and Associated Press Writers Matthew Carlson and Tim Cronin in Chicago contributed to this report. ___ The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 14th, 2020Related News

Giannis, Khris and AD

PLAYING without their top six scorers, including reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokuonmpo, who was out with a knee injury for a second straight game, the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks (53-12) dropped a 109-95 road decision to the Denver Nuggets and suffered their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Los Angeles Lakers, who beat the […] The post Giannis, Khris and AD appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 11th, 2020Related News

Nuggets hand Bucks& rsquo; 3rd straight loss

Los Angeles--Jamal Murray scored 21 points as the Denver Nuggets sent the Milwaukee Bucks tumbling to a third straight defeat with a 109-95 victory on Monday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 10th, 2020Related News

NBA: Nuggets send Bucks to 3rd straight loss, 109-95

NBA: Nuggets send Bucks to 3rd straight loss, 109-95.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMar 10th, 2020Related News

Bucks absorb 3rd straight loss as Nuggets win

LOS ANGELES, USA – Jamal Murray scored 21 points as the Denver Nuggets sent the Milwaukee Bucks tumbling to a third straight defeat with a 109-95 victory on Monday, March 9.  Murray took advantage of the injury absence of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the scoring for Denver, who improved ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 10th, 2020Related News

Cavite, Nueva Ecija march forward into NBL Season 3 q finals

Cavite and Nueva Ecija advanced into the quarterfinals of the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup after beating separate foes over the weekend. Riordan Jacob Galicia had 27 points, 17 rebounds, and two assists, while Hubert Cani converted 20 points as the Cavite Ballers beat the Laguna Pistons, 102-92, last Sunday at the General Trias Sports Center. Edgie Jejillos had 22 points, and Juancho Tolentino tallied 16 to lift the Nueva Ecija Besprens to an 82-81 win over the Quezon City Defenders last Saturday at the San Leonardo Gym. The Ballers will next phase Group B top-seed La Union Paower, while the Besprens will collide with Group A number one ranked Camsur Express in the quarterfinals slated after two weeks. La Union and Camsur own a twice-to-beat advantage in their series. Meanwhile, the Marikina Best Shoemakers and the Pasig El Pirata won in their knockout matches to advance into the playoffs. Ronald Roy had 23 points and 10 rebounds to give the Best Shoemakers their first win of the season after a 101-97 victory over the Lifenet Corp. Caloocan Executives, as Jaddie Antonio contributed 20 points and the El Pirata won over the Zamboanga Valientes, 86-77. Marikina will go up against the Parañaque Aces, while Pasig will clash with the Muntinlupa Emeralds for a spot in the quarterfinals. The Aces and the Emeralds will have a twice-to-beat advantage......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 9th, 2020Related News

Thunder blow lead, but outlast Pistons 114-107

Thunder blow lead, but outlast Pistons 114-107.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 5th, 2020Related News

George, Leonard lead LA Clippers 132-103 rout of Nuggets

George, Leonard lead LA Clippers 132-103 rout of Nuggets.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 29th, 2020Related News