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Chooks-to-Go opens Champions Cup against BC Astana

Wildcard Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas will open the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Friday against Kazakhstan. The Philippine team, reinforced by former Baylor star Isaiah Austin, takes on BC Astana to start Group A play at the Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China. Tip off will be at 9:45 p.m. (PHL time). Chooks-to-Go had to step up in the premier Asian club tournament after Japan's representative had to withdraw citing conflict in schedule. Gilas Pilipinas' main backer then hastily assembled a team featuring Austin and top cadet Kiefer Ravena. Jeron Teng, Almond Vosotros, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Norbert Torres, Raymar Jose, Jett Manuel, Jeric Teng, Alfrancis Tamsi complete the team. Rod Ebondo is Chooks-to-Go's other reinforcement although according to the latest developments per head coach Chot Reyes, the CEU standout is yet to secure his visa. Gab Banal and Andre Paras are the reserves.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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Watt dealing with broken finger as Texans prepare for Pats

em>By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press /em> HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt brushed off the fact that he'll be playing against the New England Patriots on Sunday with a broken left ring finger. 'It's not going to bother me too much. It's broken but not bad,' he said wiggling the bandaged digit. 'It's just a finger, if it was anything else it would be a problem.' Some might cringe at the thought of playing football with a broken finger, but after missing 13 games last season following his second back surgery, this injury doesn't seem as if it's a big deal to Houston's star defensive end. He noted that the break hasn't really made that much of a difference because he already had a problem with that finger before he broke it in Houston's season-opening loss to Jacksonville. '(It) actually doesn't bother me a whole lot because I haven't had use of that finger for a long time because I tore a tendon on it a few years back on it,' he said. 'So it wasn't very useful anyway. I don't really need it that much so it doesn't bother me.' Watt and the Texans (1-1) are looking to end a six-game skid against the Patriots and get their first win against New England since 2010 on Sunday. The Patriots beat Houston twice last season with a 27-0 win in the regular season and a 34-16 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs. The regular-season game against the Patriots in 2016 was Watt's last before landing on injured reserve for the first time in his career. He said returning to Gillette Stadium won't mean anything extra even though it was where his season ended last year. 'Until you guys just brought it up I honestly hadn't thought about it ... I'm so far beyond all that stuff,' he said. 'I'm so far beyond the injury and comeback and all of that stuff. I'm just playing football. I'm just enjoying it and loving it and having fun. I just enjoy being an athlete again, not having to worry about any of that.' Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, said his first game this season was a bit of a struggle, but that he felt more like himself in a win over the Bengals on Thursday night. 'I settled in more,' he said. 'In that first game there were a lot of emotions and trying to do so much and trying to win the game on every, single play instead of just settling down and doing my job and executing the way I know how to execute. So I think that's what it was. Like: 'OK take a deep breath, you know how to play this game.'' New England coach Bill Belichick raved about Watt and knows his team will have its hands full dealing with him on Sunday. 'Just a tremendous player,' he said. 'There's a reason why he's been the player of the year in this league multiple times and very deserving of it. He's a force out there. He's one of the best players in the league, one of the best players I've ever coached against.' Watt looks to be returning to form as the Texans prepare for their third game, and coach Bill O'Brien and his teammates have been complimentary of his play. However, there has been something missing for the man who led the NFL in sacks in 2012 and 2015 and has 76 in his career. Watt has seven tackles and two quarterback hits, but has yet to record a sack in 2017. 'It's more important for me to feel like myself than it is to get stats,' he said. 'As long as we win I don't really care. And especially the last game on Thursday night I felt like myself. So as long as I play like that and go out there the sacks will come.' .....»»

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Thousands to join pro, anti-Duterte rallies in Metro Manila on September 21 | SunStar - Sun.Star

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TORONTO – Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tues.....»»

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ANTIPOLO --- San Miguel's playoff drive almost suffered a costly breakdown. The key word here is 'almost.' The Beermen had to scrape their way past Phoenix, 109-107, Wednesday at the Ynares Center here, forcing a three-way tie for third place in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. San Miguel moved to 7-3 after 10 games, joining TNT and NLEX with identical marks in the standings. .....»»

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Mbala lives up to expectations with 32-10 double-double in return

Ben Mbala, the reigning and defending UAAP MVP, is now an even better version of himself after a starmaking stint in the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket. And so, when the Cameroonian powerhouse made his way back to the collegiate ranks, he looked much, much more like a man among boys. He dropped a UAAP-best 32 points on top of 10 rebounds, four blocks, and one steal in his first game since the regional meet. This, coming against an Adamson University frontline that had the likes of Papi Sarr, Kristian Bernardo, and Keith Zaldivar. After the game, Green Archers mentor Aldin Ayo was not at all surprised with the monster numbers by Mbala. “Well, as expected. Us, his coaches and his teammates, we were expecting na ganito ang ilalaro niya,” he said. He then continued, “Kahit naman kayo, alam niyong ganun gagawin ni Ben.” That is especially true as the 22-year-old displayed all of his wares up against the best Africa had to offer and averaged 21.8 points and 9.3 rebounds through his home country’s quarterfinals finish. “We know that when Ben was away, we have gained a lot as a team and Ben also gained a lot as an individual,” Ayo expressed. Indeed, Mbala said he only improved in international play. As he put it, “The guy there are pros, some of them are ex-NBA players. They’re smart, they’re skilled, and their basketball IQ is really high.” He then continued, “You gotta find a way to match up and compete and I’d like to say that I was able to learn a lot from them.” Specifically, the six-foot-seven player pointed to his much-improved shooting stroke. “I also added a lot to my game, not only my inside game, but also my outside game. Actually, I was really working on it even during offseason,” he shared. He then continued, “I just feel like I needed the confidence to be able to take them and make them.” Without a doubt, Mbala now seems to have the confidence as he took four triples against the Soaring Falcons and made two of them. It also didn’t hurt that Ayo prepared his team well for the inevitable return of their main man. “Ako, as much as possible, hindi ko ginalaw yung team noong nawala siya. If you noticed, right away we put him back in the starting five para dire-diretso,” he said. He then continued, “I told the boys to act as if nothing happened, act as if Ben never left, act as if we played with Ben.” And now they’re complete, DLSU is nothing but determined to re-assert their mastery over the rest of the league. “What’s good is that Ben is here and we can start moving forward, we can start working on our team chemistry,” the head coach expressed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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