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Simmons 1 of 9 NBA stars on Australia& rsquo;s Olympic team

Melbourne---Two-time NBA All-Star Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles and San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills were included Wednesday in Australia’s Tokyo Olympic squad as they target an elusive gold medal......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 4th, 2021

Simmons among nine NBA stars on Australia Olympic squad

Two-time NBA All-Star Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles and San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills were included Wednesday in Australia’s Tokyo Olympic squad as they target an elusive gold medal. They are among nine NBA players on the team, although new head coach Brian Goorjian also opted for some young […] The post Simmons among nine NBA stars on Australia Olympic squad appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Australia hands US 2nd straight loss

Los Angeles— The United States men’s team suffered its second straight shocking loss on Monday, losing  91-83 to Australia in a pre-Olympic friendly tournament in Las Vegas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

How Pinoy athletes kept winning during the lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine. 1)  Proudly serving the nation as frontliners Some athletes have taken their in-game dedication off the court, as they proudly serve the country as frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. MPBL players such as Bacoor City's Eric Acuña and Bacolod-Master Sardines' Jopher Custodio are currently heeding the call as frontliners for the Philippine Army, as well as their fellow soldiers UST women’s volleyball coach Kung Fu Reyes and volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga. Pasay Voyager's Dhon Reverente also suited up for the Philippine Navy while his teammate Jesse Bustos is serving in the frontlines in another way, using his camera as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper.  2)  Raising funds and holding donation drives Your beloved players continue to exemplify teamwork in these challenging times as they help the dedicated frontliners and affected households in different parts of the country. UST student-athletes joined former Golden Tigresses star Sisi Rondina in auctioning their jerseys for a cause to donate supplies to the frontliners of Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Meanwhile, volleyball legends Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano led a fundraiser called "Volleyball Community Gives Back PH," which aims to supply frontliners in the country with PPEs and other essentials—with celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach joining their cause. Former DLSU Lady Spikers standout and Creamline utility spiker Michele Gumabao also provided relief packs and gave them personally to the affected communities in Pampanga with the help of the group Your 200 Pesos. 3)  No days off for training and getting the gains Leagues and competitions may have been put on hold, but athletes won't be stopped from keeping themselves in tiptop shape. Observing quarantine, ONE Championship's heavyweight champion Brandon Vera took his workout to the forest, preparing for his upcoming bout against Arjan Bhullar, while Team Lakay fighters, such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio improvised household materials as gym equipment. National athletes, such as karateka Junna Tsukii, wushu artist Agatha Wong, and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did rigorous training sessions at home to keep themselves in form for upcoming tournaments. High-flyer Ricci Rivero also taught his fans some basic dribbling drills to improve basketball handles—as seen in an episode of "Upfront" on LIGA cable sports channel. 4) Unlocking new skills and focusing on fave hobbies Your fave sports idols also overcame boredom by learning new skills and focusing on their favorite hobbies. For instance, DLSU Green Archers guard Aljun Melecio learned to cook scrumptious lechon while taking a time-out from the hardwood. UAAP volleyball champion and national team player Rex Intal also reminded us that he is a dedicated painter with his mixed portrait of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, channeling his passion for sports and art into one. And did you know that top local setter Jia Morado is a talented photographer? Check out her Instagram and be amazed by her works. 5)  Taking their talents to TikTok Athletes joined the trending TikTok craze as a source of entertainment during the lockdown. Former UAAP stars Kim Kianna Dy and Jema Galanza posted their dance covers of Young Thug's "Relationship," and Deanna Wong took on "The Weekend" dance challenge. UST Golden Tigresses' rookie Imee Fernandez also wowed the TikTok crowd with a pre-workout dance video, which garnered over 600,000 views online. For Ateneo Blue Eagles guard SJ Belangel, TikTok has also been his avenue to overcome his shyness, doing hilarious skits online.   6)  Becoming stars online No live sports to entertain the audiences? It's not a problem for these athletes who continue to provide fun content to every sports fan, with the help of ABS-CBN Sports. Catch Shaun Ildefonso as he does an entertaining commentary about everything sports on "SRSLY." Also watch Cherry Nunag’s wacky chikahan with famous athletes in "Kalye Confessions: Stay-at-Home Edition." Lastly, the lockdown won't stop the basketball conversation as Beau Belga chats with your favorite hoop idols online, while still chowing down on their fave treats on "Extra Rice with Beau Belga." Watch all of these on ABS-CBN Sports' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube channel. Also stay tuned for more new offerings from the sports arm of ABS-CBN.  These athletes have proven they are truly winners in and out of the court. While waiting for live sports to return, you can rewatch the best games of these athletes on LIGA (SD channel 86 and HD channel 183 on SKYCable) and game highlights and special features on ABS-CBN Sports' social media pages and official YouTube account. ABS-CBN Sports will continue its commitment to providing a variety of world-class, exciting, and inspiring content to every Pinoy sports fan. Visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Gilas still at No. 31 in FIBA rankings; US remains No. 1

By JONAS TERRADO The Philippines remained at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA following the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. With 322.8 points, Gilas Pilipinas also kept its hold on being the sixth-best team in Asia, behind world No. 3 and Olympic bronze medalist Australia (690.5), No. 22 Iran (43.8.3), No. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Hidilyn& rsquo;s Team HD gets minor revamp

A young and promising weighlifter will most likely join Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first Olympic gold medalist, when she plunges into serious training for the World Championships this November......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Paalam seeks PH& rsquo;s 1st boxing gold in Olympics

Tokyo---Carlo Paalam, the youngest and least-experienced member of the vaunted Philippine boxing team in the Summer Olympic Games, is one win away from the country’s first gold medal in the sport......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Proud Durant leads US to fourth straight Olympic cage gold

SAITAMA (AFP) -- NBA All-Star Kevin Durant hailed his team for overcoming adversity Saturday after pouring in a game-high 29 points to lead the United States past France 87-82 for a “beautiful” fourth straight Olympic men’s basketball gold medal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Diaz remembers journey, hopes to inspire fellow Filipinos

The Philippines’ first gold medal and Olympic record were the product of all the hard work Hidilyn Diaz and ‘Team HD’ put together that past two years before the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Durant guides US to Olympic KO round

Saitama—Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum turned on the style as the US men’s basketball team eventually shook off the Czech Republic to win 119-84 to reach the Olympic knockout phase Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Marcial fulfills lifelong dream of father/coach

Tokyo—Eumir Marcial fulfilled the lifelong dream of his father after scoring the Philippine boxing team’s most impressive win by far in the Summer Olympic Games—a knockout victory that may have easily installed the Filipino middleweight as a favorite for the gold......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Magno& rsquo;s journey not yet finished

Tokyo—Irish Magno may have become the first casualty of the Philippine boxing team after bowing to a crafty Thailand foe in Jutamas Jitpong in the women’s 48-51kg division of the Summer Olympic Games’ boxing competitions at the Kokugikan Arena here on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

New virus scare causes jitters on eve of Tokyo Olympics athletics

Tokyo—Australia’s track and field team was briefly placed in isolation on Thursday as a coronavirus scare caused fresh jitters on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics athletics programme......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Support teams crucial in athletes& rsquo; development

It takes a well-oiled team of experts to deliver a winning performance in international tournaments like the Olympic Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

NBA stars maul Iranians to get bid back on track

SAITAMA—The USA easily beat Iran 120-66 in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday to bounce back from their shock opening defeat—and players and coaches from the geopolitical rivals chatted afterwards......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Local stars celebrate Hidilyn Diaz& rsquo;s Olympic win

Several local celebrities took to social media to congratulate weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for making history after winning the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Beal enters COVID-19 protocols

Los Angeles—A member of the US Olympic men’s basketball team has been placed in Covid-19 health and safety protocols, USA Basketball confirmed on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

Lights, camera, action: Team Lakay stars dabble in acting

There’s something new brewing for die-hard fans of Team Lakay in the Philippines.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Not so “dream team”! The United States has now lost to Australia

France Press agency Angels / 12.07.2021 23:14:17 basketball team United State, full of stars from NBA, lost on Monday to Australia By 91-83 His second.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

USA loses its second Olympic preparatory game to Australia

The NBA’s star-studded United States basketball team lost its second straight game to Australia 91-83 in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The American.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021