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Simmons rejoins 76ers in NBA restart

Washington, United States—Philadelphia’s All-Star guard Ben Simmons says he’s at full strength heading into the NBA restart, having used the coronavirus shutdown to recover from injury......»»

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Team Pilipinas needs continuity

After coaching the national team to podium finishes twice, coach Tim Cone feels that there is a need for continuity in handling Team Pilipinas......»»

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PBA Philippine Cup can resume September or October

It is possible for the Philippine Basketball Association to resume the 2020 Philippine Cup by September......»»

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Continuity lacking in Gilas program, says Tim Cone

Cone explained that the absence of a long-term program and frequently changing coaches stymied development of a team and affected changes that should be made to create a better squad......»»

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GAB: Semi-pro leagues need backing of a government agency for practice resumption

For “semi-pro” leagues like Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga to be allowed to resume practices, it must have a government agency to vouch for them just like what the Games and Amusement Board did for pro basketball, football and boxing......»»

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Quadruple tower shapes up for Gilas Pilipinas in 2023 World Cup

The 7-foot-2 Sotto, 6-10 Edu and 6-10 Fajardo are virtual shoo-ins, while the 7-foot Tolentino is a prime prospect for Gilas Pilipinas......»»

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PBA: Nambatac recalls first practice with Yap: 'Nabulol ako'

From what it looks like, the keys to the Rain or Shine franchise have been handed to Rey Nambatac. The former Letran star truly blossomed in the last PBA season, giving the Elasto Painters some great playoff wins by way of his clutch performances. [Related: PBA: Nambatac continues to prove status as ROS’ top gun] The former first-round pick is getting all the opportunities to accelerate his development, getting the much-needed playing time all while playing with championship-winning veterans. Championship-winning veterans like James Yap. "Nabulol ako, hindi ako nakapag-salita ng maayos," Nambatac said on the PBA's Kamustahan as he recalled the moment he practiced with Yap for the first time. "Si Manong [James] kasi idol ko talaga since elementary pa ko. First day of practice ko, kinausap niya agad ako. Sa isip ko, 'panaginip lang yata to,'" he added. In his rookie season, Nambatac didn't see much playing time behind Rain or Shine's crew of veteran guards. But as he made his transition from college to pros, Yap's early piece of advice to Nambatac sure came in handy as Rey finally got his chance in his sophomore year. "Sinabi niya sakin na pagbutihin ko raw at hindi naman daw ganoon kahirap practice namin kasi professional na nga raw kami," Nambatac said. "At huli niyang sinabi sakin, i-guide niya raw ako para madali akong makapag-adjust," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Fire and desire define Manileno ballers, says Angas ng Tondo

The love for the game is, of course, the common denominator among basketball players. Nobody does it better, however, than those born and bred in Manila - if Paul Lee is to be believed. "Grabe talaga yung passion tsaka yung competitiveness namin," he said in a surprise appearance in The Prospects Pod last Friday. "Kahit ice-tubig lang yung pustahan, talagang bugbugan na e. Kapag umasenso ka, Pop Cola o Coke para lang mas ganahan maglaro lahat." Lee, also known as the "Angas ng Tondo," balled out in the country's capital before showcasing his skills in San Sebastian College-Recoletos, University of the East, Rain or Shine, Magnolia, and Gilas Pilipinas. From then to now, he is nothing but proud of his roots. For "The Lethal Weapon," growing up in the challenging country's capital made him the man he is today. "Ang mga laro kasi sa amin, gagawan talaga ng paraan para makalamang ka, makapanalo ka. Kaya kapag nanalo ka, sobrang sarap sa feeling kasi lahat na ng pandaraya, ginawa ng kalaban, pero panalo pa rin," he said. He then continued, "Kaya ganun din siguro yung passion tsaka competitive sa lugar namin sa Tondo." Fellow Manilenos RK Ilagan of San Sebastian and Fran Yu of Colegio de San Juan de Letran could only agree. "Ganun nga po talaga rito," Ilagan said. "Mapapaaway ka po talaga paminsan." Yu shared the same sentiment. As he put it, "Sa amin, magbabarkada lang, kami-kami lang, naglalabasan pa ng itak." Indeed, all that just proves that fire and desire define Manileno ballers. And Lee himself is going out of his way to make sure that lives on. "Sobrang happy ako kapag merong katulad nila RK at Fran kasi taga-Manila ako, taga-Tondo ako, siyempre ayokong sa akin lang matatapos. Kumbaga, nandito ako at willing akong i-share yung mga pinagdaanan ko," he said. He then continued, "Dapat hindi maputol yung chain - sa akin tapos mapasa ko sa kanila then pag may dumating na iba pang player, sana mapasa rin nila. Continue lang." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Agent: Cambage expected out; severe risk if she gets virus

Agent: Cambage expected out; severe risk if she gets virus.....»»

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Paul Lee reminds fellow Tondo pride RK Ilagan to prioritize Baste

RK Ilagan is the deadliest gunner in all of college today. The pint-sized point guard is a threat from anywhere and everywhere and can put all of San Sebastian College-Recoletos on his shoulders. Now heading into his fifth and final year however, one dark cloud still hangs over his head. "One week before ng NCAA, naglaro ako ng ligang-labas, pero 'di ko po alam nun na kapag napasa na yung requirements, bawal na po pala yun," he said in The Prospects Pod last Friday. "Nakakaapanghinayang po talaga yung time na yun kasi magpapa-draft na dapat si Michael Calisaan nun tapos, kumbaga, nasama ko po siya sa ilalim." In NCAA 93, Ilagan was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league and was ultimately suspended for three games. As per league rules, a player is not allowed to see action in any other league during the season without the permission of his school. At the same time, the Golden Stags were forced to forfeit the two wins he had seen action in. When the elimination round ended, Baste found itself on the outside looking into the playoff picture - and that's how Calisaan's collegiate career came to a close. That cannot happen again - and it should not have even happened in the first place. "Bawas-bawasan mo muna yung pagliligang-labas mo," Paul Lee told Ilagan later in the episode. "I mean, hindi naman masama kasi nanggaling din ako dun, pero nung last year ko sa UAAP, I stopped playing sa ligang labas so mas na-priority ko yung UE." The two are both proud products of Tondo. As such, Lee knows Ilagan full well - just as much as he knows ligang-labas full well. And the former said that all that extra action makes it hard for a player to be at full strength. "Sobrang importante ng pahinga sa katawan. Kasi isipin mo, kunwari may laro ka ng umaga sa (PBA) D-League tapos may ligang-labas ka sa gabi," he shared. He then continued, "For sure, alam mo naman anong oras natatapos yun so wala kang pahinga para kinabukasan." As Ilagan enters his last year in college, though, the "Angas ng Tondo" reminded him to put his full focus on San Sebastian. As he put it, "Kung gusto mo talagang makamit yung dream mong maging player sa PBA, alamin mo yung priorities mo. Practice sa umaga, pahinga sa gabi, tapos marami pa rin namang pwedeng gawin like extra work." He then continued, "Priorities lang. Yung ligang-labas, hindi mawawala yan. Minsan nga, kapag dumating ka na sa posisyon ko, sa posisyon ni Kiefer [Ravena], mag-jumpball ka lang, babayaran ka na e." Sooner than later, Tondo may very send yet another great guard to the PBA - and Paul Lee is making sure that happens. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Brownlee-Chambers are coach Tim Cone s top-2 imports

In over three decades as a head coach, Tim Cone has built quite the career in the PBA. Coach Tim is widely considered as the greatest, with a record 22 PBA titles and two Grand Slam wins. 18 of Cone's championships came in tournaments with reinforcements, so naturally, he's coached a lot imports during his career. Coach Tim estimates about at least 100, he's not quite sure. However, Cone is pretty sure about his top-2 imports ever. "The top-2 are pretty obvious, and I think they rank in the top list of all-time PBA imports and that's Sean Chambers and Justin Brownlee. They are the top-2," Cone said. Coach Tim made the reveal on the most recent episode of Coaches Unfiltered. "It's interesting because their approach in the game is very similar but their personalities are polar opposites. As you know, Justin is extremely quiet, he's a giggler. He likes to laugh and he likes to hangout with his teammates but he likes to laugh with them but he doesn't lead conversations at all. Justin is like so comfortable to be around," Cone said of Brownlee, his Ginebra star. "On the other hand, Sean is like me, he's a gabber. He talks, talks, talks and he's always creating the jokes and then laughing at his own jokes and people laugh with them. Sean is like the life-of-party type," coach Tim said of Chambers, the foundation of his Alaska Grand Slam. Sean Chambers was Cone's resident import for the Aces in the 1990s, with the crowning achievement being the sweep of the 1996 season. Justin Brownlee is coach Tim's current resident import for Barangay Ginebra. The Gin Kings are a perfect 4-for-4 in the PBA Finals with JB. Both Chambers and Brownlee are successful in the PBA, but their similarities in the league don't stop there. As everyone knows, Brownlee was a replacement for Ginebra in the 2016 Governors' Cup, taking the spot of the injured Paul Harris. [Related: Temp to Champ: Justin Brownlee's Magical PBA journey with Ginebra] Brownlee got cramps in his very first game, a Ginebra loss. Still, he ended the tournament with "The Shot" and a PBA title. Chambers was actually a replacement import for Alaska decades ago. "I didn't recruit Sean, he came in as a replacement just like Justin. He came in as a replacement I think the fourth or fifth game," coach Tim said. "I never recruited him but he grew from 1989 to that Grand Slam team. We were going through 12 Finals appearances in 13 conferences or whatever. He was, he's still the winningest import of all time," he added. Being big on continuity, Cone has been practicing what he preaches since a decade ago with having imports come back multiple times. [Related: No continuity holding Gilas Pilipinas back says coach Tim Cone] Coach Tim first realized his lesson with Chambers and then re-applied in to Brownlee. In between, Cone actually did it with Marqus Blakely too and they won a Grand Slam with San Mig Coffee. "I think one of the things I learned early in my career through having Sean Chambers was that once you get a good import, you stick to him," Cone said. "Don't lose in a semifinals and say, 'oh okay we didn't win the championship, let's get another one.' It's like changing your team game-to-game, you can't do that. You can't have any continuity. The continuity we had with Sean taught me a lot," coach Tim added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Josh Taylor would love to fight ‘hero’ Manny Pacquiao

Add undefeated Scottish junior welterweight Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor to the growing list of people who want to step in the ring with eight-division boxing world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.  The 29-year old Taylor (16-0, 12 KO) is coming off a majority decision victory over American Regis Prograis to retain the IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion and caputure the WBA (Super) Junior Welterweight World Championship in the World Boxing Super Series Junior Welterweight Finals.  Now, Taylor is looking up to a different weight class and targeting one of it’s biggest names in Pacquiao, who’s currently the reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion.  Taylor had nothing but praise for the 41-year old Pinoy icon, and even referred to Pacquiao as his hero.  “Manny Pacquiao is my hero,” Taylor said in an interview with BT Sport. “To share the ring with my hero would be brilliant. It would be amazing. That would be a dream come true in itself sharing the ring with Manny Pacquiao.” While the respect is indeed there, Taylor kept it real and said that if he did get the opportunity to share the ring with a legend like Pacquiao, he wouldn’t be putting it to waste.  “Obviously once you get in there you, go in there to take his head off. I would love to fight my hero it would be brilliant,” Taylor continued.  Taylor is just the latest to pinpoint Pacquiao as a coveted opponent, with other top-tier welterweights like Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., Mikey Garcia, and Keith Thurman all expressing their desire to face off against Pacquiao.  Taylor is confident that he can hold his own and do well against some of the world’s best 147-pounders.  “I’m pretty big for one 140. I can afford to go on and put one a bit of muscle and a bit of strength,” Taylor explained. “I think it works in my advantage with the speed coming up from the slightly lower weight with Spence killing himself to make 147, me coming up with the speed and the natural weight would work in my advantage.”.....»»

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Mga pamamaraan ng distance learning dapat pag-aralan ng bawat LGU

Sa pagpapatupad ng Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), hinihimok natin ang iba’t ibang local government units (LGUs) na tulungan ang Department of Education o DepEd na gawin ito nang naaayon sa sitwasyon o kapasidad ng bawat lungsod, munisipalidad o probinsya. Ito ay para matiyak na magiging mabisa ang mga paraan ng pagtuturo sa mga estudyante, guro at mga magulang at siguradong magagamit nila kapag nagbukas na ang klase......»»

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Magnus in charge

Magnus Carlsen held off a resurgent Anish Giri, 3.5-2.5, to open up a one-set lead in the $150,000 Chessable Masters online best-of-three finals......»»

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Light at end of tunnel

PBA coaches are gearing up for the new normal when it comes to preparing their respective teams leading to the eventual resumption of play......»»

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Jones Cup cancelled

Putting premium on everyone’s safety, Taiwan has decided to call off this year’s William Jones Cup despite the country’s winning position against COVID-19......»»

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Helmets for Ben’s cause

The Benjamin Canlas Courage To Be Kind Foundation got a big boost the other day when former Gilas team manager Aboy Castro offered to donate helmets to every winner in the Ben’s Grant A Wish contest awarding 19 mountain bikes to “everyday heroes.”.....»»

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Keon pins hopes on Yulo in Tokyo

For former Project: Gintong Alay chief Mike Keon, Tokyo-bound gymnast Caloy Yulo has the best chance to deliver the country its first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo next year......»»

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Volleyball knocking on IATF door

Volleyball hopes to be the next sport to get the nod of the Inter-Agency Task Force in resuming its training following the green light given to professional basketball and football the other day......»»

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Coronavirus behind him, Utah s Rudy Gobert looking forward

Coronavirus behind him, Utah s Rudy Gobert looking forward.....»»

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