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NU s Clarin shares Mamba mentality to young female ballers

Clarin, a UAAP champion, shared a personal message to Gracie Reyes, 14, and Alyssa Talao, 20, on her Instagram account, to inspire them to continue to be better every day in everything they do, down to the last detail – true to Bryant's work ethic......»»

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

Joe Judge, old-fashioned at 38, wants blue-collar Giants

By Tom Canavan, Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge has every intention of bringing old-fashioned blue-collar football back to the struggling New York Giants. Roughly three minutes after being introduced as the head coach of the Giants, the relative unknown 38-year-old disciple of two of football's coaching greats set out to answer the question of who is this young man taking over a franchise that has made the playoffs once since the 2011 season. “What I am about is an old-school physical mentality,” Judge said Thursday. “We are going to put a product on the field that this city and region are proud of because this team will represent this area. We will play fast. We will play downhill. We will be aggressive. We will punch you in the nose for 60 minutes and we will play every play with a relentless, competitive attitude.” The team did not release terms of Judge's contract, but it certainly was not close to the seven-year, $62 million deal the Carolina Panthers gave Matt Rhule on Tuesday. The former Giants assistant had been considered a front-runner for the Giants' job. Judge refused to answer a question about being the Giants' second choice, insisting his sole focus is taking advantage of the opportunity he has been given. He said his team will be fundamentally sound and prepared. He said he will take care of his players and asked them to give everything they have. If that sounds like things that Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Alabama coach Nick Saban would say, it's not surprising. Judge worked for both men, winning two national titles with Saban and the Crimson Tide and three with Belichick and the Pats. Judge said Saban taught him to address everyone on not only what they had to do, but how it should look, what they are going to do to get there and why it is important. Belichick made him understand the need to be flexible with his personnel and to make sure they were playing to their strengths. Judge talked for roughly 20 minutes in setting out his goals for a team that has won 12 games over the past three seasons, including nine under Pat Shurmur over the past two. Shurmur was fired a week ago Monday. They Giants needed eight days and five interviews to find a successor. Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, who have lost credibility with their recent hires of Ben McAdoo and Shurmur, described Judge as detailed-orientated, passionate, disciplined, someone with a voracious appetite to learn, a great communicator, a student and a teacher. Judge plans to take his time assembling a staff, saying he wants teachers. He wants his players to have a team-first approach. Mara said he went into the interview with Judge on Monday not expecting that much since he did not know much about him. Halfway through the meeting, he felt strongly the Giants had their next coach. The Giants had an interview scheduled with Rhule on Tuesday. The team planned to keep the appointment but Rhule's agent telephoned to say his client had a deal with the Panthers. The Giants felt the length of the deal was too long and Mara said they were excited about Judge. “There are always risks when you hire a coach who has never been a head coach. I am just excited about what he brings to the table. He has a certain poise and presence.'' Tisch spoke with Judge on Tuesday, a day after his initial meeting with Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams. “We got the right guy at the right time on the right time,” Tisch said. Judge refused to discuss his plans for either the offense or defense. He also didn't want to talk about his players until he studied them. “We will do whatever fits our personnel against a specific opponent, 3-4, 4-3, man, zone," Judge said. “We are going to look at the best path and that could change week by week. We want to build in versatility with our players and multiples on all sides of the ball.'' Gettleman said Judge is excellent evaluating college talent, someone who can get players functioning quickly in making the jump to the NFL. While the Giants have two budding stars in quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley, they need help at several positions, particularly linebacker, on the offensive line and a pass rushing lineman......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 10th, 2020Related News

AP source: Giants nearing deal with Pats Judge to be coach

By Tom Canavan, Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants and New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge are working on a deal for him to become the team's head coach, a surprising move for the four-time Super Bowl-winning franchise that tumbled to the bottom of the NFL in recent years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal is not done. Mentored by Bill Belichick and Nick Saban in a 15-year career, Judge would become a head coach for the first time. At 38, he would be one of the youngest NFL coaches. Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams currently is the youngest at 33. Judge has won three Super Bowls with New England in eight years as an assistant on Belichick's staff. He was the fifth candidate the Giants interviewed since firing Pat Shurmur on Dec. 30. Among those, Mike McCarthy agreed Monday to become the Dallas Cowboys' new coach. Another candidate, Matt Rhule, who was supposed to interview with New York on Tuesday, is instead headed to the Carolina Panthers, according to people familiar with those situations. The third new coach tabbed for the NFC East in a week — Ron Rivera was hired by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday — Judge would take over a team that went 4-12 and 5-11 in Shurmur's two seasons and has been to the playoffs just once since winning the Super Bowl after the 2011 season. He would be the Giants' fourth head coach since Tom Coughlin was let go after the 2015 season. Ben McAdoo, hired in 2016, didn't last two seasons. Steve Spagnuolo, currently Kansas City's defensive coordinator, served as interim coach after McAdoo was fired in '17. Judge, the Patriots' special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach, would inherit a team with a talented young quarterback in Daniel Jones and former rookie of the year running back Saquon Barkley. The Giants have the fourth pick in this year's draft and approximately $85 million in salary-cap money to spend. The Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in the wild-card round. Judge joined the Patriots as a special teams assistant in 2012 and helped guide them to Super Bowls titles in the 2014, ’16 and ’18 seasons. Before joining New England, he spent three years in the same role under Saban at Alabama. He won titles with the Crimson Tide in 2009 and '11. He also coached at Mississippi State and Birmingham-Southern. With Judge as special teams coordinator since 2015, New England consistently ranked as one of the NFL's top units. He added receivers to his responsibilities in 2019. He coached kicker Stephen Gostkowski to the All-Pro team in 2015 and special teams captain Matt Slater to the same honors in 2016 and this season. Belichick called Judge "an excellent coach" and said he excelled in his added duties this season. "Joe’s done a great job. He’s done a great job with the kicking game," Belichick said. “He’s expanded the role a little bit and that’s kind of had a little bit of a ripple effect in the way we’ve organized the kicking game, but that’s all worked out pretty efficiently. Joe’s done a good job of organizing that, as well as taking care on some other things with the offense and particularly receivers.” Judge met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and vice president of football operations Kevin Abrams at the team's New Jersey headquarters on Monday. The Giants had been expected to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels this week along with Baylor's Rhule. But Rhule did not interview with them, the person said. New York also had been given permission by Dallas to speak with former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett about the head coaching job. An interview was planned later this week, the person said. Garrett's contract with the Cowboys does not expire until next week. There have been reports the Giants are considering Garrett for a job as a coordinator or quarterbacks coach, but the person said the new coach will determine his staff. Others interviewed were Kris Richard, the Dallas defensive assistant coach and former Seattle defensive coordinator; Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy; and Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale. ___ AP Sports Writers Schuyler Dixon in Frisco, Texas; Steve Reed in Charlotte, N.C.; and Kyle Hightower in Foxborough, Mass., contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 7th, 2020Related News

New York Giants interview former Packers coach Mike McCarthy

By Tom Canavan, Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and led them to nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, has interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants. The 56-year-old McCarthy met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and vice president of football operations Kevin Abrams on Friday. The search committee had met with Kris Richard, the Dallas’ Cowboys’ defensive passing game coordinator and secondary coach, on Thursday. The Giants are expected to meet with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale on Saturday as they move to find a successor to Pat Shurmur, who was fired on Monday after winning nine games in two seasons. McCarthy has also met with the Cleveland Browns about their coaching vacancy. McCarthy coached the Packers for 12-plus seasons (2006-2018). He posted a 135-85-2 mark, with the win total being the second highest in the franchise's history. The team made the playoffs in eight straight seasons (2009-16), which is tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history. McCarthy is one of just four coaches to lead a single franchise to eight or more consecutive postseason appearances, joining New England's Bill Belichick and Pro Football Hall of Famers Tom Landry and Chuck Noll. Green Bay won the Super Bowl in 2010 as the No. 6 seed in the NFC. The Packers haven't been to the Super Bowl since, and McCarthy was criticized during his Green Bay tenure for not getting more out of a team led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and for an offense that grew stale. The Giants handed McCarthy one of his toughest losses, beating the Packers in a divisional-round game after the team went 15-1 in the regular season. McCarthy has a proven record with quarterbacks, having worked with Brett Favre and Rodgers. The Giants need someone to develop Daniel Jones in his second season. The Giants went 4-12 this past season. When McCarthy took over the Packers in 2006, they were coming off a 4-12 season. They improved to 8-8 in his first season and 13-3 the following year, when he won the first of six division titles. McCarthy entered the NFL in 1993 as the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive assistant/quality control coach and held that same position in New Orleans from 2000-04. Two years later, he started four-season stint as the Chiefs’ quarterbacks coach. McCarthy moved to Green Bay as the quarterbacks coach in 1999. He was the offensive coordinator for the Saints from 2000-04 and the San Francisco 49ers in 2005......»»

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

The side dishes are a Filipino treat at Gracies Cuisine

The side dishes are a Filipino treat at Gracie's Cuisine The Daily Herald.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2019Related News

Taiwan s request for U.S. tanks and missiles sparks China anger

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan on Thursday, June 6, confirmed it is hoping to buy state-of-the-art tanks and portable missiles from the United States in a proposed deal that drew an angry rebuke from China . Taipei's defense ministry has formally asked for 108 M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, more than 1,500 Javelin and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 6th, 2019Related News

Orioles draft Oregon State catcher Rutschman with No. 1 pick

By Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles selected Oregon State switch-hitting catcher Adley Rutschman with the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. The announcement at MLB Network studios marked the second time the Orioles led off the draft — they took LSU pitcher Ben McDonald in 1989. "It's everything I've always dreamed of," Rutschman said in an interview on MLB Network. "This is an unbelievable feeling and I couldn't have asked for anything more." With the No. 2 choice, the Kansas City Royals grabbed Texas high school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., the son of former big league pitcher Bobby Witt. The younger Witt has draft-day bragging rights on his father, who won 142 games over 16 seasons after being selected No. 3 overall in 1985. "Now I've got him beat," Bobby Witt Jr. said. The Witts became the highest-drafted father-son duo, topping Tom Grieve (No. 6, 1966) and Ben Grieve (No. 2, 1994). They are the seventh father-son combination of first-rounders, and first since Delino DeShields (1987) and Delino DeShields Jr. (2010). "The dreams are kind of turning into reality," the younger Witt said. The 21-year-old Rutschman had been the favorite to go first overall since he led Oregon State to the College World Series championship last year and was selected the most outstanding player. He followed that up with a dominant junior season at the plate — and behind it. He hit .411 with a career-best 17 homers to go with 58 RBIs and a school-record 76 walks, and threw out 13 of 27 runners attempting to steal. Rutschman, a native of Sherwood, Oregon, is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award given to the country's top college player. He was also the Pac-12 player of the year for the Beavers and the conference's co-defensive player of year. His selection marks the seventh time a player drafted as a catcher was taken with the top pick, and first since Minnesota tabbed Joe Mauer in 2001. The 6-foot, 180-pound Witt Jr., considered a five-tool prospect, turns 19 next Friday. The Colleyville Heritage High School star has impressive power while making consistent contact with a smooth right-handed swing. University of California slugging first baseman Andrew Vaughn went to the Chicago White Sox with the third pick. Vaughn batted .381 this season with 15 homers, 50 RBIs and a .544 on-base percentage that ranks among the national leaders. He also showed a terrific eye at the plate and struck out just 74 times in three college seasons. The 6-foot, 214-pound Vaughn is also looking to become the first repeat winner of the Golden Spikes Award after earning the honor as a sophomore last year. The Miami Marlins drafted Vanderbilt outfielder JJ Bleday at No. 4, adding the Southeastern Conference player of the year who has a quick, left-handed swing and leads Division I players in home runs with a school-record 26. A finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bleday is hitting .351 and brings a 42-game on-base streak into next weekend's super regionals round of the NCAA Tournament. With the fifth pick, the Detroit Tigers took Florida high school outfielder Riley Greene. Gatorade's Florida state player of year hit .422 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 38 runs as arguably the country's top prep outfielder. He has a smooth left-handed swing that produces consistent line drives. More draft history was made when the San Diego Padres selected speedy Georgia high school shortstop CJ Abrams at No. 6, marking the first time no pitchers were taken within the first six picks. The lefty-hitting Abrams was considered by many to be the fastest player in the draft. The Blessed Trinity Catholic High School star batted .418 with eight home runs and 100 RBIs in his high school career. TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo ended the run on position players, going seventh overall to the Cincinnati Reds. Generally regarded as the top pitching prospect in this year's class, Lodolo went 6-6 with a 2.36 ERA and struck out 131 while walking just 25 in 103 innings for the Horned Frogs. He was the 41st overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016 — the highest selection to go unsigned that year. Lodolo also became TCU's highest-drafted player, topping Lance Broadway (No. 15 by White Sox in 2005)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 4th, 2019Related News

‘Star Trek Beyond’ gets new director in Justin Lin

“Working on Star Trek was one of the luckiest experiences of my life,” says producer J.J. Abrams, the man responsible for bringing new life to the beloved science fiction franchise, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. “Gene Roddenberry .....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2016Related News