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More than just a game

What a game. For nearly half my life — 1996-2001 with the Gokongwei family and 2001-2020 with the Inquirer Group of Companies — I had been with Bandera as sports editor and, for the last five years, associate editor of this popular daily tabloid. Right from the tip-off mark on September 10, 1990, Bandera positioned […] The post More than just a game appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News7 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

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.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

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Insular Life’s Prime Care, a yearly renewable term life insurance for critical illness, is now available online via the InLife Store......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance13 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

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  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD   *   A DISTRAUGHT man approaches a priest-friend and asks: “Please bless me, Father, because my son is a drug addict, my daughter an unwed mother, and my wife a gambler. The priest already tired of listening, says: Brother, isn’t there anything positive in your life? […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: News15 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

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My mind is filled with images of Hyun Bin. Hyun Bin to the right of me, Hyun Bin to the left of me. That is the effect of this Korean actor on fans after watching his K-dramas, the most recent of which is Crash Landing On You......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News19 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

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.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports20 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

Kris: Nag-mature na ako, very obedient…basta ako super quiet

SA punto ng kanyang buhay ngayon, 49 year-old Kris Aquino considers keeping her mouth shut as a sign of maturity. Naglipana na kasi sa social media ang anunsyo welcoming her back on TV via “Love Life With Kris” to premiere on TV5 on July 25 at 5 p.m.. Ito ‘yung pagbabagong-bihis ng istasyon naming itself […] The post Kris: Nag-mature na ako, very obedient…basta ako super quiet appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJul 4th, 2020Related News

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Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading everyday app celebrated its 8th anniversary in June by giving back and helping fulfill the requests of Filipinos to help them adapt to the new normal......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechJul 3rd, 2020Related News

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A typical classroom scenario is led by a teacher imparting knowledge to the students. But because of the life-changing effect of the pandemic, the once filled classrooms are now empty and even teachers are becoming learners themselves as they seek innovative solutions to make education truly accessible and inclusive......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechJul 3rd, 2020Related News

Phil and James Younghusband discuss their retirement and future with Philippine football

In a span of just months, Filipino-British football stars Phil and James Younghusband both announced their retirement from the sport, thus ending the Younghusband era in Philippine football.  Phil and James were crucial parts of the Philippine Azkals’ biggest moments, including the Miracle in Hanoi during the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, as well as their recent milestones with the AFC Asian Cup berth.  In November of 2019, Phil, the Philippine Azkals’ leading goalscorer announced that he was calling it a career, and in June of 2020, his older brother James followed suit. As it turns out, that wasn’t the original plan for James, who initially wanted hang his spikes up at the end of the year. Speaking to Cedelf Tupas on the Crossover Podcast, James shared that he actually wanted to play out the whole 2020 Philippines Football League season, but the COVID-19 pandemic axed those plans.  “Originally, my plan was to finish off the year with Ceres with the whole 2020 season but of course, with the pandemic and the situation and football put on hold especially now here with it still on break, I just felt it was time to announce, I’ve decided to end it a bit earlier,” James said.  Ceres-Negros was the final stop on James’ long and decorated professional Philippine club football career, which began in 2011.  While 2019 was indeed an eventful year for James on the pitch, he admits he would have wanted a proper end to his career.  “Winning the double last year, getting the chance to play in AFC in the Champions League and with AFC Cup, it was a nice way to end it, but of course, would have been nice to finish the year.” With the uncertainty of things given the COVID-19 pandemic however, James felt that the time was right to put a bow on what has been a great career.  “Just felt with the momentum of being on break, I had to announce it now, and seeing around, waiting around, wondering when the league would restart but I felt yeah, it was time to announce it and I’m just thankful to everyone for the great messages and the great articles…itreally feels great to see that appreciation.” James admitted that seeing his younger brother retire first did play a part in influencing his decision as well.  “Yeah, I think as well. During this time, you’re sitting at home, a lot of time to think and evaluate yourself and your life, and as well, my brother he’s starting a family, me as well I felt there’s other things in life I want to experience as well and a new chapter to begin.” “It played a part as well, we had a great run as well, great memories as well and I just felt the time was right during this pandemic to announce it,” James added.  As for Phil, he explained that his decision to retire last year came after a series of setbacks coupled with him getting ready to start a family.  “I mean there’s a lot of ups and downs and the downs can really bring you down and it came to a point that I had successive blows with the folding of Davao, with not being able to start in games in the Asian Cup, it was very disappointing and my morale was very low and I was getting married at the time, losing my job when I knew I had to fund a wedding,” Phil admitted.  “I just knew my priorities when my wife, we were starting a family and I just felt very unmotivated with football so those successive blows really took its toll on me and I knew I didn’t wanna feel that again and I want security and start a family, your priority is family you gonna want to support them and make sure they never in a vulnerable position so I decided I want to be in a position where I can support them and give them security,” Phil continued.  Unfortunately, unlike in most other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines is still struggling to keep a local club football league afloat, which can largely be attributed to the clubs themselves struggling to get financial support.  “Playing in Philippine football is not gonna give me that because there’s been numerous times clubs folded and look what’s going on now, it’s really tough,” Phil said. “I was in the same position of a lot of players are going through now in Philippine football where clubs are going to find financial support and it’s very difficult. I empathize with anyone in that position.”  While the Younghusband era in Philippine football may be over in terms of them being players, there remains a large possibility that the two remain involved in a different capacity, whether it be coaching or otherwise. “I think it’s now time where I wanna start pursuing a possibility in coaching and learning more about coaching,” he shared. “I would actually like to travel as well to different countries and learn about different cultures about football also, and different philosophies,” said James.  “I wanna travel to different countries and learn different ways of styles of football, coaching football. My goal was always to help develop Philippine football and to go abroad, learn, and come and share that to the Philippines,” he continued.  “James and I have always said a lot of our knowledge and experience were gained at Chelsea Football Club. We were able to watch the best players in the world every day, the best facilities, being under the best coaches in the world and most of our knowledge and experience has come from that but we feel if we want to grow in the sport and we want to help develop football even more in the Philippines, we need to go abroad and gain more knowledge, more experience and be able to bring it back again to the Philippines,” Phil added.  “I think we still have a lot to offer Philippine football, whether that’s next year or the year after. We don’t know but we still have something to offer,” he continued......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2020Related News

In Focus: JC De Vera Enjoying The Lockdown Now As A Stay-At-Home Dad

'The General's Daughter' gets candid with wife Rikkah on parenting life!.....»»

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

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Rescue teams have said there are no signs of life in the area where a fishing vessel sank after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered ship on the night of June 27 in waters off Mamburao in Occidental Mindoro......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

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FWD Life Insurance Corporation continued its higher-than-industry growth momentum in 2019 as it reported a total premium income of P9.55 billion for the year, a 25 percent increase from its total premium income of P7.65 billion in 2018......»»

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

S. Korean triathlete kills self after coaching abuse

A South Korean triathlete took her own life after enduring years of physical and verbal abuse from coaching staff and having her complaints to sporting authorities allegedly ignored, according to reports. Choi Suk-hyeon, 22, who bagged bronze in the junior women’s event at the 2015 Asian triathlon championships in Taipei, reportedly died at her team […] The post S. Korean triathlete kills self after coaching abuse appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

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Ben Canlas would’ve turned 19 yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

VLOG WATCH: From Bashing to Blessings: Kim Chiu’s ‘Bawal Lumabas’ Journey

FROM BASHING to Blessings. ‘Yan ang plot twist ng ‘Bawal Lumabas’ journey ng Kapamilya actress na si Kim Chiu. Ito ang perfect example ng katagang ‘When life throws you lemons, make a lemonade!’. Nag-umpisa ang pambabash ng mga netizens kay Kim Chiu nang magsalita ito sa Laban Kapamilya livestream na dinaluhan ng iba’t ibang Kapamilya […] The post VLOG WATCH: From Bashing to Blessings: Kim Chiu’s ‘Bawal Lumabas’ Journey appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

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As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cripple the economy and every Cebuano’s daily life, the government continuously pleads for all to strictly follow social distancing protocols to help contain the said disease. Some officials of Barangay Basak San Nicolas however, will be issued a show-cause order by the Department of the Interior […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News