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Duterte bucks full reopening

‘We are poor and cannot gamble. We must do it slowly or be in big trouble.’.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2020Related News

NBA Restart Team Overview: Washington Wizards

RECORD: 24-40, ninth-place, 5 1/2 games behind eighth-place Orlando and six games behind seventh-place Brooklyn OVERVIEW: The Wizards were playing their best basketball of 2019-20 when the season was suspended, posting a 14-16 record in their last 30 games. Rui Hachimura of Japan is the fifth-leading scorer (13.4 ppg) and top rebounder (6.0 rpg) among qualifying NBA rookies. NUMBER TO KNOW: Bradley Beal ranks second in the NBA in points per game at 30.5. KEY ABSENCES: Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans, John Wall (out for season) KEY ADDITIONS: Jerian Grant SEEDING GAMES: vs Phoenix Suns (8/1) vs Brooklyn Nets (8/3) vs Indiana Pacers (8/4) vs Philadelphia 76ers (8/6) vs New Orleans Pelicans (8/8) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (8/10) vs Milwaukee Bucks (8/12) vs Boston Celtics (8/14) .....»»

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

Bucks close practice facilities over virus concerns

Los Angeles---The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have become the league’s latest team to close their practice facility in the wake of coronavirus testing, ESPN reported on Sunday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 6th, 2020Related News

 Bucks reportedly close practice facilities over virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have become the league’s latest team to close their practice facility in the wake of coronavirus testing, ESPN reported on Sunday. The US sports network reported the Bucks closed the facility after receiving results from COVID-19 tests conducted on Friday, although it wasn’t clear how many may […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2020Related News

Centennial team bronze remains as coach Tim s 'lowest point'

Very few will question Tim Cone's status as the greatest coach in PBA history. With 22 championships and two Grand Slam wins, coach Tim has nothing left to prove in the PBA. Cone's place in the history of Philippine basketball is sealed, but did coach Tim ever consider venturing out and winning outside the country as well? "No. Actually never. I never really thought about it, I never applied anywhere else. I never looked to coach anywhere else. I love the PBA," Cone said. Coach Tim made the revelation on the fourth episode of Coaches Unfiltered. "If Phil Jackon would call me and say, 'come coach the Knicks. Come be an assistant to the Knicks.' It's something that from a personal stand or personal growth stand for I'd have to think about," he added. Cone is pretty fine with his PBA career, and no international teams have come calling anyway, so there was no reason for him to try and go anywhere else. Coach Tim's international experience includes him handling the national team twice in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and in the 1998 Asian Games. Cone says coaching the Centennial Team, which finished with a bronze medal over two decades ago, gave him his "lowest point." "No one's ever called me so there's no reason for me to go anywhere. I enjoyed coaching the national teams. The Asian Games were really hard on me and that's the lowest point of my career in terms of emotion," coach Tim said. "It was losing in the Asian Games, I thook that harder that any championship in the PBA, losing to Korea and China. But no, I haven't really thought of coaching internationally. Never really had the opportunity to coach international. So either way, no," Cone added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust, be healthy for playoffs

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust, be healthy for playoffs.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 4th, 2020Related News

Giannis says NBA will be & lsquo;toughest& rsquo; ever

Los Angeles, United States---Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo believes winning this season’s NBA crown will be harder than ever, dismissing suggestions a championship victory will be diminished by the coronavirus shutdown......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

LeBron James group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day. The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons an “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.” Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals. The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin. The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures. Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters. A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee that some advocates had forecast. Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said. Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long — just as with normal polling locations — as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries. Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities. James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016. In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

ECOP bucks bill cutting work week to 35 hours

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines expressed its opposition to House Bill No. 309 or the 35-hour workweek bill that calls for a shorter working week to promote productivity, ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, and strengthen the Philippine economy. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceJun 15th, 2020Related News

Giannis, other Bucks players join Milwaukee protest

Several Bucks players, led by reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, spoke and marched on Saturday in Milwaukee at a protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Among the other Bucks players present were his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo, as well as Brook Lopez, Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, Frank Mason and Cam Reynolds. All wore shirts reading […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2020Related News

Bucks lead thousands in public protest

The Milwaukee Bucks led thousands of fans on what the team described as a public protest march through downtown Milwaukee in support of social justice. Bucks officials estimated that 7,500 people participated. Before the march, Bucks guard Sterling Brown led the crowd in 9 seconds of silence to honor George Floyd. Brown has a pending lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee, saying that police used excessive force and targeted him because he is black when they used a stun gun on him on Jan. 26, 2018. “It’s great to see everybody out here standing as one, standing for equality, standing for George Floyd and his family and everybody who’s been a victim to police brutality,” Brown told the crowd before the march. Brown was at the front row with many of his Bucks teammates and led the crowd in various chants that included “black lives matter,” “no justice, no peace” and “We will be seen, we will be heard.” Several of the Bucks players also had participated in a local march against police brutality on Saturday night. “We’re here as one,” Brown told the crowd beforehand. “We’re making something great happen. We’re making something positive happen, something that’s heard around the world.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 8th, 2020Related News

How Hackett and Harris went beyond 100 points

(This story was originally published on June 30, 2016) One-hundred-point explosions are a rarity in professional basketball. Even in the NBA, no one has ever eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in his game with the Philadelphia Warriors in trouncing the New York Knicks, 169-147, on March 2, 1962. So when you learn that two men, Americans playing as imports in the Philippine Basketball Association, had scored more than Wilt, you’d certainly be awed and astonished that such incredible feats in the history of the sport had actually occurred in our shores. Legends These legends, Michael Hackett, the man-mountain who leisurely takes care of business in the paint while reinforcing Ginebra San Miguel, and Tony Harris, the “Hurricane” who brings down opponents with his devastating scoring sprees through quick, shifty on court moves while playing for Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs, definitely left an indelible mark in PBA annals with those historic barrages that surely left everyone, foe or fan, stupefied and dazzled. Hackett, the hulking yet amiable giant, achieved the first-ever milestone on November 21, 1985 as Ginebra faced Great Taste in a battle for third place in the PBA Reinforced Conference.  His burly 6’5” frame would always have its way in the shaded lane, barreling his way through thick defensive walls and converting—all in bewildering succession. He pumped in 48 points at halftime, before scoring another 33 in the third quarter, and swishing 22 in the final period—for an eye-popping record-setting total of 103 points in one game. Breaching the Chamberlain record, Hackett had been praised as pro ball’s greatest scorer ever, even if he had not made the cut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup during the Showtime era after being the 22nd pick in the 3rd round of the 1982 NBA Draft. During that conference, Hackett averaged 50 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists in 24 games that made him a hands-down choice for Best Import. With this lofty achievement, who would even think, much less imagine that this record would be broken seven years later. Best scorer Perhaps the all-time best performing scorer in the PBA’s history walked into a packed town gym in Iloilo City on October 10, 1992 in the elimination round of the PBA Third Conference to show Robert Jaworski and his Ginebra squad what he’s got. And, it was simply merciless. Scoring relentlessly from the field through lane incursions, midrange jumpers, slam dunks off the fastbreak and baskets from beyond the arc, the Hurricane already reached the highest score anyone could produce at halftime, 59 points. Harris continued his romp in the last two quarters, just leaving the never-say-die squad in the dust with another 46 points, leading Swift to a 151-147 victory and achieving a record-breaking single-game individual score of 105, surpassing Hackett’s record by two points. This scoring record remains to this day. Indeed, a double heartbreak for the country’s most popular team and a historic achievement by the flamboyant and perplexing import. Tough fouls But what was really exceptional was that he accomplished this feat despite Ginebra players fouling him a record 52 times, which he claimed in an NBA Philippines interview two years ago as “tough fouls” with “knees purposely extended to hit my groin, or the spitting on my face.” He was unfazed and this motivated the Monroe, Louisiana native even more by converting most of his points in his amazing 105-point game from the free throw area, where he made 45 out of 53 attempts. But what’s even more mind-blowing about Harris is that this was no single-game fluke or a stroke of luck. He scored 98 points only seven days after his 105-point game to lead Swift to a 157-147 victory over Presto Ice Cream.  Harris also scored 82 points in Swift’s conquest of Purefoods in Davao City a day before that record-breaking feat.  Before all of these scoring exploits, he actually “introduced” himself to the league with an 87-point performance in his debut in routing the San Miguel Beermen, 134-106. He also had 69, 57, and 54-point games throughout the season, ending up with a record 60.4 scoring average. Best achievement The best achievement of them all was that he steered the Mighty Meaties to the RFM franchise’s first-ever PBA championship by sweeping the 7-Up Uncolas in the Finals, 4-0. It was the current Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao’s first title. After his high-flying PBA stint, Harris tried his luck in the NBA via short 10-day deals with the Boston Celtics, but fell short with a mere 5-point clip in 14 games—a far cry from the fearsome offensive form he displayed in the PBA. He has since distanced himself from professional play, and now heads a sports apparel, supplies and equipment company in Los Angeles. Hackett, on the other hand, also did not engage in competitive basketball after his spectacular PBA run from 1985 to 1988, although he had once served as an assistant coach for a school in his native Jacksonville, Florida, and is now a sales consultant for a wine and beverage firm. But even if Harris or Hackett’s storied scoring feats and iconic stints did not replicate on their real home courts and since hung their jerseys for other careers, their astounding on-court achievements in the PBA remain an inspiration for greatness in this basketball-crazy nation......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Ewing out of hospital

NBA great Patrick Ewing has left the hospital and is recovering at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his son said on Monday. The 57-year-old Hall-of-Famer was hospitalized last week after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus. However the former New York Knicks star and current Georgetown University coach is now on the […] The post Ewing out of hospital appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Ex-Knicks star Ewing says he has coronavirus

Ewing tweeted the news on his official Twitter account, along with a statement from Georgetown University where he coaches the men's basketball team......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

House panel bucks Cha-Cha push: Not at this time

The chairman of the House committee on constitutional amendments on Thursday said the leadership might put to the back burner proposals to amend the Constitution as Charter change advocates push for Cha-cha amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2020Related News

Giannis Antetokounmpo s younger brother wants to play in Europe

The younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to skip US college and play pro ball in Europe because he sees it as a faster route to the NBA......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 11th, 2020Related News

Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo hacked on social media

On his Twitter, the alleged hacker posted uncharacteristic, disturbing and racist tweets......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2020Related News

Study: Knicks, Lakers arenas most popular for fans

Gathering data on 29 different arenas used by the 30 NBA teams — both the Lakers and the Clippers use the Staples Center — the study crunched the numbers on the most frequented arenas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 30th, 2020Related News

Bucks arena to serve as distribution site for over 2 million face masks

The Milwaukee Bucks arena will serve as a distribution site for 2½ million non-surgical face masks. The Bucks opened Fiserv Forum to speed up the delivery of masks to the community. The distribution is part of MaskUpMKE, a local initiative. Healthy individuals are invited to sign up for a volunteer shift and pick up a box of face-covering kits at the Fiserv Forum’s loading dock, starting Saturday. Kits contain instructions and materials to quickly make 700 face masks. Volunteers then can return the boxes to Fiserv Forum. Volunteers will answer questions to ensure they’re not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms. After a 72-hour quarantine period, the face coverings will be distributed under the guidance of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity also will assist in the distribution of the masks to those most at risk of contacting the coronavirus. Rebel Converting, which manufactures hospital-grade disinfectant wipes, is making and donating the masks......»»

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo teases new signature shoe

Low-res photos of the Milwaukee Bucks star's new shoes circulated as early as late March but now, detailed images of a "Black/White" colorway have surfaced on Instagram with Antetokounmpo confirming the authenticity with a comment......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 24th, 2020Related News