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Clasico like no other

It won’t be the same Manila Clasico between Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation gym tonight because of the absence of a live audience......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 24th, 2020

Clasico like no other

It won’t be the same Manila Clasico between Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation gym tonight because of the absence of a live audience......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Paul Lee, Rubie Chua mark 4th anniv on ‘Bubble Clasico’

            By CARLO ANOLIN Magnolia star Paul Lee and wife Rubie Chua-Lee have made sure to spend more quality time as a couple and as parents to two-year-old daughter Tokyo during the quarantine. That’s why when the PBA finally announced its continuation last month, Lee, as a doting father, knew […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Cone rewards Japeth with more minutes ‘to get him in shape’

Japeth Aguilar topscored Barangay Ginebra with 20 points against Meralco. (PBA Images) Some were probably wondering why coach Tim Cone kept Japeth Aguilar on the floor even though Barangay Ginebra San Miguel already had the game won against Meralco Sunday night. “I left him out there the whole time, just so to get him in shape,” Cone said after Ginebra’s 105-91 victory at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Aguilar finished with a game-high 20 points, scoring nine during a nine-minute appearance in the fourth quarter, something Cone said is something he rarely does. But Cone explained that having such exposure even in a blowout contest could bode well for Aguilar in the long run since the Finals Most Valuable Player of last season’s Governors’ Cup entered the bubble only days before the restart. And it has resulted in averages of 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in wins over NLEX and Blackwater. “We really don’t have time to get him in shape by working out because the games come so fast,” said Cone.  “Though we have a big margin, I wasn’t taking Japeth out. That’s unusual for me, but I saw it as a purpose and to stay on the floor and keep working. Hopefully that will make him better into our next game.” Ginebra is hoping that would be the case as it enters a stretch of difficult games against tough opponents. The Kings return to action on Wednesday against the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters, who opened the conference with two straight wins. Next is Ginebra’s “Bubble Clasico” showdown with Magnolia on Sunday followed by a clash with another sister team in defending five-time champion San Miguel Beer on Oct. 30......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Barcelona, Real Madrid both lose ahead of Clasico

Real Madrid and Barcelona will each head into the Clasico next weekend on the back of a defeat after La Liga’s two title favorites were punished for slack performances on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at halftime but could not spark a lethargic Madrid into life as his team fell 1-0 at home to […] The post Barcelona, Real Madrid both lose ahead of Clasico appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

PBA: Retiring PJ Simon leaves lasting legacy for bench players to be legends

With recent developments, it appears like PJ Simon's jersey ceremony and retirement will be pushed back a little bit. Nevertheless, Simon is set in his decision to hang up his sneakers after one last run with the Hotshots. Magnolia is set to honor him too, retiring his jersey no. 8. The ceremony was originally set for May 10 during the first Manila Clasico of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup. "Sobrang honored ako na yun yung gagawin sa akin ng Purefoods. Yun yung gesture nila na gagawin nila sa akin parang yung ginawa nila kay Alvin [Patrimonio], ire-retire yung jersey ko during game," Simon said. "Nakaka-touch at the same time parang mixed yung emotions mo. Nakaka-touch pero parang malulungkot ka rin, mami-miss mo rin talaga for sure," he added. Playing 17 years in the PBA, all with the Purefoods franchise, Simon is currently an 8-time champion and one-time Grand Slam winner. Pushing 40 years old, it's just the perfect time to retire he says. "Siguro it’s time na. Para din sa mga next generation na rin, nagawa ko na rin yung part ko," Simon said. "Nakaka-lungkot dahil feeling ko kaya ko pa, but sa tingin ko ito na yung time," he added. Simon paired up with James Yap to form one of the most deadly scoring combos in the PBA during their prime. While he's slowed down in his later years, Simon is happy with the work he did and feels like his legacy is set. Known as the "Scoring Apostle," Simon certainly did well for a former 5th-round pick. "Doon sa mga bench player at yung mga hindi na-draft, huwag lang silang mawalan ng pag-asa kasi yun talaga yung nangyari sa akin. There were times na gusto ko na mag-give up but sige lang," he said. "Yun siguro yung legacy na maiiwan ko. Kaya minsan naisip ko kung bakit ako nag-struggle noong first 2 years ko, 3 years, dahil parang feeling ko yun pala yung maiwan ko, na maging inspiration ako sa mga hindi nakakalaro masyado. Hopefully, doon sa mga hindi na-draft, hindi sila mawalan ng pag-asa. Huwag silang gumive up dahil kung makaya ko, for sure makakaya rin nila," Simon added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

Madrid looks to end poor run at home in clasico vs Barca

Madrid looks to end poor run at home in clasico vs Barca.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

Barca-Real Madrid set for politically charged Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid will travel to the Clasico on Wednesday from the same hotel as part of a large-scale security operation aimed at reducing the impact of Catalan independence protests. The fixture had to be postponed in October due to violent demonstrations and there are renewed fears of unrest breaking out around Camp Nou, […] The post Barca-Real Madrid set for politically charged Clasico appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Barcelona s disputed draw adds fuel to upcoming clasico

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — A disputed decision not to award a late penalty may have cost Barcelona the Spanish league lead entering Wednesday's “clásico” against Real Madrid. Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday, giving Madrid a chance to go into the midweek match at Camp Nou Stadium with a two-point lead if it beats Valencia on Sunday. Barcelona was expected to file a formal complaint to the Spanish soccer federation over the non-call, which came after Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente appeared to pull down Gerard Piqué by his jersey in stoppage time. Neither the referee nor video review thought there was enough to award a penalty. Barcelona was especially upset because Real Sociedad's first goal came on a penalty awarded in a similar situation after Sergio Busquets grabbed Llorente's jersey in the first half. “The one on Gerard was clearer than mine,” Busquets said. “If the referee saw the first one, he had to see that one as well. I think he saw it, but didn't want to make the call.” Spanish powerhouses Madrid and Barcelona will meet for the first time this season in a match postponed from October because of a separatist rally in the Catalan capital. “We don't know whether we will still be leaders or not, that's out of our hands now,” Busquets said. “But we will enter the match with good momentum. We have been improving and we'll be playing at home.” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde didn't rest any of his top players, using Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann in the attack. Messi didn't play in the team's Champions League match at Inter Milan on Tuesday. Barcelona, which had won nine of its last 10 league games, was outplayed during most of the match at Reale Arena. Fifth -place Sociedad creating most of the scoring chances and restrained Barcelona, which was in control for short periods of the game but couldn't capitalize on its chances to seal the victory. “We are upset despite a draw against a team like Barcelona,” Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil said. “We did more than they did, we could have taken the three points.” Mikel Oyarzabal opened the scoring for the hosts by converting a 12th-minute penalty kick after Busquets was caught grabbing Llorente inside the area. Barcelona recovered with two fast breakaways, one late in the first half and another soon after the break. Griezmann equalized in the 38th by flicking the ball past goalkeeper Álex Remiro from inside the area. Griezmann, who played nine seasons with Real Sociedad, didn't celebrate his goal. “I have a lot of respect for those who have given me everything,” said Griezmann, who has scored three goals in his last five matches. Suárez put the visitors ahead in the 49th with a strike into the open net after a short pass by Messi. The hosts equalized in the 62nd with a close-range shot by striker Alexander Isak after Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen couldn't fully clear a cross. Oyarzabal had also scored the last time Real Sociedad beat Barcelona, in a league match back in 2016. Barcelona had won seven straight matches against Real Sociedad in all competitions. Real Sociedad has won only one of its last five league matches. It had lost its last five league games against Barcelona. ATLÉTICO MOVES UP Atlético Madrid beat Osasuna 2-0 at home to end a three-match winless streak in the league. Álvaro Morata and Saúl Ñíguez scored a goal each in the second half to lift Atlético back to fourth place, the last qualification spot for the Champions League. Diego Simeone's team had won only one of its last six league games. Tenth-place Osasuna had lost one of its last seven matches in the league. ATHLETIC STALLS Athletic Bilbao was held by Eibar to a 0-0 home draw in a match between two Basque Country teams. It was the second winless game in a row for sixth-place Athletic, which hadn't been held scoreless in four straight league games. Eibar, sitting in 16th place, had lost four straight league matches. LEVANTE REBOUNDS A late winner by North Macedonia midfielder Enis Bardhi gave Levante a 2-1 win at Granada, ending the team's two-game losing streak. Bardhi scored with a shot from outside the area in the 89th minute. Levante moved to 11th, one point behind Granada......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Barangay Ginebra owns Magnolia in Manila Clasico with 22-point rout

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra turned the highly anticipated Manila Clasico into a blowout after crushing Magnolia, 105-83, in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, October 20.  Justin Brownlee fell just a rebound short of a third straight triple-double with 27 points, 10 assists, 9 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2019

PBA: Gin Kings bury Hotshots in Manila Clasico blowout

That’s back-to-back big wins now for Barangay Ginebra. The Gin Kings dominated Manila Clasico Sunday at the Big Dome, burying defending champion Magnolia, 105-83, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. Thanks to a huge scoring outburst in the second half, Ginebra turned a close game into a blowout, earning consecutive wins in the conference for the first time to improve to 3-2. Magnolia dropped to 3-4 with three straight losses. Justin Brownlee submitted yet another sensational all-around effort, finishing with 27 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals. Local support was great for the Gin Kings again with four other players in double figures led by Japeth Aguilar and Scottie Thompson with 14 points each. Rome Dela Rosa was the high man for Magnolia with 18 points. Import Romeo Travis returned from injury for the Hotshots and added 17 points and 17 rebounds.   The Scores: Ginebra 105 - Brownlee 27, Thompson 14, Aguilar 14, Pringle 11, Dela Cruz 10, Tenorio 9, Chan 9, Slaughter 7, Mariano 4, Sargent 0, Aguilar R. 0, Teodoro 0. Magnolia 83 - Dela Rosa 18, Travis 17, Lee 14, Sangalang 10, Jalalon 6, Barroca 5, Ramos 5, Reavis 2, Pingris 2, Pascual 2, Herndon 2, Melton 0, Abundo 0. Quarters: 24-29, 45-44, 79-65, 105-83.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 2019

PBA: Big Clasico win could be Ginebra’s spark says Brownlee

Not only did Barangay Ginebra won Manila Clasico, they dominated Sunday. The Gin Kings were relentless in the second half, rolling to a 22-point victory. It was Ginebra’s first winning streak in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, right after a huge win over San Miguel last week. Import Justin Brownlee, who barely missed a third straight triple-double, is hoping this is the spark the Gin Kings need to make a run at the top of the standings. “I’m hoping it just gives a lot of confidence. San Miguel is probably one of the greatest teams this league ever has. Just beating them and beating the defending champions in this conference, hope it just gives us a lot of confidence,” Brownlee said. “Losing against NLEX and Phoenix, we definitely went down about that. I think the team showed great courage and bounced back,” he added. While Ginebra is still only at 3-2, the Gin Kings are one of only five remaining teams with two or fewer losses in the team standings. There’s still more than enough time for Ginebra to catch up after a slow start to the Governors’ Cup. “If we could stay in the top-4, it would definitely be a little easier road to try to get what you want to accomplish,” Brownlee said. “We know every game is going to be tough, it’s not going to be easy, so we just try to do whatever we can to get into the top-4,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 2019

PBA: Last Manila Clasico for 2019?

There's still a lot going on in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup but at least for this upcoming week, all eyes will be on defending champion Magnolia and Barangay Ginebra. Oh yes, it's Manila Clasico time. 2019 has spoiled us with Clasico games and this upcoming one might be our last for the year. This might be the best one too. The Hotshots famously ended Ginebra's two-year title reign last year, with Romeo Travis scoring an even 50 in the decisive Game 4 of the semifinals. Safe to say Justin Brownlee and the rest of the Gin Kings still remember that game. Here's the rest of the PBA schedule to look forward to this week:    Oct. 16 @ Ynares Antipolo 4:30 p.m. Columbian vs. NLEX 7: 00 p.m. Blackwater vs. Magnolia Oct. 18 @ Ynares Antipolo 4:30 p.m. Meralco vs. Blackwater 7:00 p.m. TNT vs. Alaska Oct. 20 @ the Big Dome 4:30 p.m. Columbian vs. San Miguel 6:45 p.m. Magnolia vs. Ginebra     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2019

Lakers-Clippers LA Clasico banners NBA Christmas Day skirmishes

Superstar duos LeBron James and Anthony Davis will face off with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on December 25 (December 26 Manila time) at the Staples Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

PBA: Champion Ginebra welcomes challenge of no. 1 TNT

Playoff basketball continues in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The semifinals of the mid-season joust starts Friday with defending champion Brgy. Ginebra welcoming the challenge of no. 1 TNT. After sweeping Magnolia in Manila Clasico quarters, the Gin Kings are back in the semis to continue their quest for back-to-back titles and this time, the team brought star guard Stanley Pringle to the fold. Pringle will definitel be needed as TNT is coming in strong with Jayson Castro leading the local attack. However, the KaTropa’s semis return was made possible by Terrence Jones, arguably the league’s Best Import currently and the former Houtson Rocket will definitely be a handful for the Gin Kings who still do have Justin Brownlee, the PBA’s reigning Best Import. Game 1 of this best-of-5 semis clash will tip off at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

Kings sweep way to Final Four

After two playoff busts against Magnolia, Barangay Ginebra finally hurdled the big road block that was its Manila Clasico rival, scoring a semis-clinching 106-80 blowout last night in Game Two of their quarterfinal series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

PBA: Champion Ginebra moving on after dismantling Magnolia

This edition of Manila Clasico playoffs goes to Brgy. Ginebra. The defending champion Gin Kings blasted Magnolia Tuesday at the Big Dome, scoring a decisive 106-80 win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals. Ginebra dismantled Magnolia in Game 2, a far cry from a very close Game 1 win. The victory allowed the Gin Kings to move on to the next round after taking this series, 2-0. In the semifinals, Ginebra will take on either TNT or Alaska in a best-of-5 series as the Gin Kings’ title defense continues.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2019

PBA: Ginebra beats Magnolia in Game 1 of Manila Clasico quarters

Manila Clasico Game 1 goes to Ginebra. The defending champion Gin Kings managed to hold off Magnolia Saturday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals, taking an 85-79 win at the MOA Arena. Tied at 75 late in the fourth quarter, it was Ginebra that made the shots that count for an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-3 series. The usual suspects were productive for the Gin Kings, including 20 points from import Justin Brownlee and another 18 from Stanley Pringle, who made his playoff debut as a member of the barangay. Game 2 is set Tuesday at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

PBA: Ginebra still has to “outplay” Magnolia to win Manila Clasico

Brgy. Ginebra took a 1-0 lead in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Saturday. Holding on for a close 85-79 victory, the defending champion Gin Kings are one win away from a return trip to the semifinals to continue their quest for back-to-back titles. However, Ginebra feels like it didn’t necessarily give a winning performance in Game 1 against the Hotshots. Head coach Tim Cone certainly thinks so. “As much as we won, it feels like a loss because we weren’t able to play the game we wanted to play at all,” he said. “We got frustrated a lot throughout the game and our guys cannot afford to get frustrated. We got to keep our focus on each possession. We got distracted at times. But, again, credit their defense,” Cone added. In order not to absorb a third straight elimination at the hands of Magnolia, Cone says the Gin Kings need to play a whole lot better starting with Game 2 oon Tuesday. Ginebra certainly can’t afford playing the Hotshots’ slow game. “They had to make it kind of an ugly game. They kind of had to muddy it up and they did. They did muddy it up. Again, it was really great discipline at their part and as I said, it really feels like a loss more than a game,” Cone said. “I thought they outplayed us tonight. We ended up winning the game but they outplayed us. We can’t let them outplay us on Tuesday,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

PBA: Pringle delivers in first playoff game for Ginebra

Brgy. Ginebra’s first win in Manila Clasico quarters of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup meant that Stanley Pringle also got his first playoff win as a member of the barangay. Pringle, acquired by the defending champion Gin Kings in a blockbuster trade earlier this conference, was Ginebra’s top local against Magnolia Saturday. In 41 minutes, Stanley was good for 18 points to go along with four rebounds and a pair of assists. “It feels good,” Pringle said of his first playoff win for Ginebra. “The job’s not done so not really thinking much of it. Just on to the next game,” he added. Now a true member of Ginebra, Pringle finally got to experience what it feels like to be on the barangay’s good side in the playoffs. However, Stanley’s not getting carried away. “It was cool. First game, I’m still locked in and focused on correcting my mistakes, the couple of turnovers I had. I’m not really thinking about anything else. Just worry about Game 2,” he said. “Like I said, touch up on a couple of mistakes we did on defense, fix a couple of ratations. I can’t worry about any calls. I’m just focused on the game and Game 2,” Pringle added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

PBA: Brownlee will take his Jordan comparison and go

Justin Brownlee was so in the zone Sunday for Manila Clasico that head coach Tim Cone went ahead and compared his super import to Michael Jordan himself. Yep, Coach Tim went the GOAT route. Sure enough, Browlee supplied a Jordanesque performance in leading Ginebra to victory, firing a career-high 49 points on 75 percent shooting from the field The league’s reigning Best Import also added 20 rebounds and seven assists just to make sure. “Oh man, that’s a great compliment and comparison,” Brownlee said of Cone’s MJ comment. “I definitely appreciate it but man, that’s a bad man [MJ] to be compared to. I just really appreciate it and take the compliment,” he added. Brownlee certainly wasn’t trying to be like Mike against Magnolia Sunday, he was just trying to be aggressive enough to help his Gin Kings get a crucial win. In doing so he did play much like Jordan for his team and there’s really nothing wrong with that. “I know it's a big game for us, its a great opportunity for us to clinch a spot in the playoffs and just try to defend our crown,” Brownlee said. “So we just wanted to come out and be aggressive and just whatever it takes to win this game,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019