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Storm begin title bid with win over Aces; Parker shines in Sky debut

Despite an overhauled roster, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd propelled the Storm past the Aces with 50 combined points in a rematch of last year's WNBA Finals in the bubble......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2021Related News

They detect a radio signal on Venus, so you listen

The Parker probe instrument, which detected the natural radio signal, is called FIELDS. During its third voyage over Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Find a.....»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2021Related News

Olympic aspirant Knott cops silver in Austin track fest

The 25-year-old Southeast Asian Games double gold medalist clocked 11.54 seconds to finish behind eventual winner Kiara Parker, who timed in 11.20......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 28th, 2021Related News

The Wanted singer Tom Parker upbeat despite stage 4 brain tumor

To be diagnosed with a brain tumor is depressing enough, what more if it’s terminal? But Tom Parker of the British-Irish pop group The Wanted, said he’s “going to fight” the disease, which he described in an interview with OK Magazine as “stage four glioblastoma tumor.” In an Instagram post on 12 October, the 32-year […] The post The Wanted singer Tom Parker upbeat despite stage 4 brain tumor appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2020Related News

Ex-NBA star Tony Parker named ambassador for Rainbow Six World Cup

Interviewed by gaming company Ubisoft at the launch of the world cup during it's digital conference, Parker became invovled with the event as he has been involved with eSports for the past few years......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2020Related News

Is there an NBA threshold?

There are at least 54 NBA players who’ve tested positive for COVID-19, including two who reported for work at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex and left to isolate outside the bubble campus in Orlando, Florida. Malcolm Brogdon, Jabari Parker, Alex Len, Russell Westbrook, Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Christian Wood and even Kevin Durant are in the list of those infected......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2020Related News

Sparks Candace Parker, daughter a package deal in Florida

Sparks Candace Parker, daughter a package deal in Florida.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 14th, 2020Related News

Kings Parker cleared to end self-isolation after positive test

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says forward Jabari Parker has been cleared to end his self-isolation following a positive test for the coronavirus. Walton also spoke to Parker about handling himself in public after photos surfaced last week of the forward playing tennis without a mask following his positive test. Center Alex Len and guard Buddy Hield also announced they contracted the coronavirus, and Walton says all three are “doing much better” while being tested every other day. No players have told Walton they don’t want to take part as the Kings (28-36) prepare to play their final eight games in Orlando beginning at the end of this month. “This is a grown men’s league,” Walton said on a call Wednesday. “We talk to our guys but you can’t make them do anything. All we can do is encourage them to follow the guidelines that we’ve all been given: Do your best to social distance, wear a face mask when you’re out, wash your hands as often as possible, stay away from shaking hands, those type of things.” One of Walton’s top priorities now is “making sure everyone’s comfortable” — which will mean players bringing their own workout gear and leaving an extra pair of shoes that stay at the practice facility or arena......»»

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

With great power comes great…

Yes, you guessed it right. This idea was derived from Toby Maguire’s Spider Man and that Peter Parker’s uncle really had something “great” to say. In fact, there is a great lesson to be learned from this renowned Marvel hero movie line that we can all apply in everyday life. Take driving (or even riding) […] The post With great power comes great… appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 29th, 2020Related News

16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for coronavirus

By The Associated Press The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, next month. The player names were not disclosed; some, such as Malcolm Brogdon of Indiana and Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len have publicly acknowledged they have recently positive. That was a 5.3% rate of positive tests leaguewide. The league did not announce results of testing on staffers and other members of team travel parties, all of whom are also part of the mandatory testing program. The league and the union say that “any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.”  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 26th, 2020Related News

Kings Alex Len positive with coronavirus

Sacramento Kings big man Alex Len became the third player from the franchise to contract the virus. His teammates Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker also tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 26th, 2020Related News

Brogdon, Parker positive for virus but vow to play in NBA restart

Indiana Pacers playmaker Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker say they've tested positive for COVID-19, but expect to join their teammates when the NBA resumes play in Florida in July......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2020Related News

More NBA players positive for coronavirus as return looms

Per Shams Charania of the Stadium and Athletic, Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and Kings forward Jabari Parker have both tested positive for COVID-19 but will still join their teams in Orlando......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2020Related News

Pacers Brogdon, Kings Parker reveal they have virus

Pacers Brogdon, Kings Parker reveal they have virus.....»»

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BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 4

In case you missed it: BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 1 BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 2 BEST-OF-5 SERIES: The Pingoy Rules Part 3 --- Pingoy Rule: Never back down. --- Jerie Pingoy enjoyed his time in Ateneo de Manila University. Actually, perhaps, he enjoyed too much. After a so-so rookie year as a Blue Eagle, the 5-foot-11 point guard then struggled with his grades. That put him - along with John Apacible, Hubert Cani, Kemark Carino, Clint Doliguez, CJ Perez, and Arvin Tolentino - in danger of being sidelined for UAAP 79 as the Katipunan-based school is, famously, strict with its academic requirements for student-athletes. Years later, Pingoy made it clear, though, that he just barely missed out on the cut. "'Di ako bagsak. Probi (probationary) lang ako kasi nagkulang lang ako ng 0.1 na QPI (Quality Point Index)," he recalled, through chuckles, in a phone interview. Indeed, Spin's Reuben Terrado reported then that "Perez and Pingoy could take summer classes in order to meet Ateneo's QPI and become eligible to play." Whatever it was, the now-25-year-old had another problem on his hands - not that long after finally putting behind him the complications his college commitment brought about. Talking about the two-year residency put on the shoulders of Pingoy, then-Ateneo head coach Bo Perasol said, "The time he needed to mature and adjust also affected his studies." The situation he found himself in may have been remedied, but the fact of the matter is that he didn't do enough to go over the academic bar the Blue Eagles have set. "Simply put, he didn't meet the required QPI, or grade requirements, for that year," Epok Quimpo, team manager from then to now, said. NEW NAME And it's not as if what was happening on-court was that much better. After a standout stint in high school, Pingoy averaged 3.5 points and 2.8 assists in his first - and ultimately, last - year in Ateneo. Not only that, he found himself, more often than not, the one chasing the tail of fellow point guard Matt Nieto. Pingoy was actually the starter in his first game, officially, as a Blue Eagle in UAAP 78. As the season rolled along, however, the blue and white grew to have more trust in Nieto, who would come to be known as "Matty Ice," or, when push came to shove, just put Kiefer Ravena at point. Make no mistake, though, Pingoy was never a bad teammate. "'Di ko iniisip na kakompetensya ko sina Cani o Matt. Iniisip namin talaga na one as a team kami," he said. He then continued, "Kung sino nandun sa court, we support. Lagi nga naming sinasabi ni Cani, kung si Matt nasa loob, cheer lang kami." In the end, the Cebuano failed to fulfill for Ateneo the promise he once had as a one-time champion and back-to-back MVP in the UAAP Jrs. "Sayang lang na we weren't given an opportunity to prove ourselves na kaya naming makipagsabayan. Kulang kami sa playing time, sa totoo lang, but still, it was a good run for me, yung sa Ateneo," he said. And so, sooner than later, the on-court struggles came to a head with the off-court struggles. In 2016, Pingoy decided to leave the school he decided to leave Far Eastern University-Diliman for. "Nagsisialisan na mga kasama ko so naisip ko, wala na akong kasama," he said, referring to the transfers of Cani and Tolentino to FEU, Carino and Doliguez to San Beda University, and Perez to Lyceum of the Philippines University. He then continued, "Eh that time, tinatawagan na rin ako ng Adamson. Sabi ko, what if dito ko makuha yung chance na ma-prove ulit na ito na ako?" NEW NEST Pingoy got to try and answer that question as he transferred to Adamson University. "I needed a change. Gusto kong mag-iba ako. Nag-decide akong ibang Jerie Pingoy naman," he said. "Siyempre, Franz Pumaren din yun. Alam kong nakakapagod yung practice, pero sabi ko kakayanin ko 'to." Of course, with his transfer, Pingoy had to undergo another year of residency - this, adding to the two he had to serve out of high school. Once he was finally eligible for the Soaring Falcons, though, Pingoy wasted no time giving glimpses of the player many believed he was or was going to be. In UAAP 80, he posted per game counts of 7.1 points, 5.1 assists, 2.6 steals, and 2.5 rebounds and was a key cog as Adamson yet again made it to the Final Four. Finally, he was having fun and playing fun. "Adamson, it's a nice school. Yung Falcons, we had a good team. Naging masaya ako sa Adamson," he said. As it turned out, however, another storm was on the horizon. NEW NIGHTMARE In the final frame of the last game of the UAAP 80 elimination round, Pingoy landed on the foot of FEU's Jasper Parker and had to be helped off the floor. Initial diagnosis had him with a sprained left foot. It was much more than that, apparently, as the sprain only opened the floodgates on the bone spurs that had long been building up inside his left foot. And so, right after Adamson bowed out of contention, he decided to have surgery to take care of all the bone spurs. "Inoperahan ako nung December 2017 sa Pampanga and pagkatapos, I was thinking na all good na siya. Kaya lang, the following months, nung January or February 2018, nafi-feel kong 'di pala siya okay," he shared and added that he went outside Manila because the operation would be cheaper there. He then continued, "Ang sakit pa rin ng paa ko. 'Di ako maka-practice o makalaro nang todo kasi tumatakbo akong parang naka-tiptoe yung kaliwa ko." Pingoy went on to practice and play through the pain all the way to UAAP 81 where it became clear that he wasn't the player he was just a year ago and only normed 3.3 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.9 rebounds. "Sobrang frustrating kasi yung last year ko sa Adamson, 'di talaga ako fit nun. Yung laro ko, medyo bitin," he said. He then continued, "'Di naman ganun laro ko. Ang laking factor na naoperahan akong hindi successful." Yes, ultimately, it was concluded that the surgery he had was a failure. After that season, Pingoy had his left foot checked on by famed sports doctor Raul Canlas and what the latter told the former was nothing but a punch to the gut. "Sabi niya, bakit daw hindi inoperahan yung mismong may bone spurs," he said. Canlas was only willing to make it right, but of course, there was the matter of payment and, unfortunately, Pingoy was forced to pay out of his pocket as, by then, he had already decided to forgo his fifth and final playing year with Adamson. "Pagtapos ng season, sabi ko na sa kanilang 'di na ako tutuloy kasi nahihirapan ako sa paa ko. Baka ano pang mangyari sa akin kung pinilit ko," he said. Once a highly recruited player, Pingoy, right then and there, had no one to turn to but himself. NEXT ON BEST-OF-5 SERIES: THE PINGOY RULES: "Sila yung nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa akin. Iniisip ko, para sa mga anak ko 'to, para sa kinabukasan nila." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 11th, 2020Related News

Prince Charles ng Britanya, may COVID-19

Ni: SAM GUTTIEREZ NAGPOSITIBO sa coronavirus si Prince Charles, dating asawa ni Princess Diana at kasalukuyang nagpapakita ng mild symptoms ang prinsipe, ayon sa tagapagsalita ng Clarence House. Bunsod dito, sumailalim na rin sa coronavirus testing si Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker ngunit negatibo ang resulta nito. Batay sa ulat, wala sa London si Queen […] The post Prince Charles ng Britanya, may COVID-19 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsMar 27th, 2020Related News

MPBL: Bulanadi saves the day as Basilan reaches semis

BASILAN -- Basilan-Jumbo Plastic turned to Allyn Bulanadi in the clutch to outlast Iloilo-United, 70-63, to advance to the 2020 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan South semifinals, Monday at the Lamitan Gymnasium here. Down by three points with under two minutes left in the fourth frame, Iloilo's Al Tamsi fired a huge three-pointer to shackle the scores at 63-all. However, after botching a three-point attempt, Allyn Bulanadi atoned for his mistake and attacked the basket to give Basilan a two-point edge, 65-63, with 1:27 left. The 22-year-old Gilas cadet then buried a trey with 48.9 ticks remaining to push the Steel's lead to five, 68-63. Jay Collado iced the game after converting two from the line with 21.2 left to play. "Nag-double effort sila sa ensayo nila e kasi tinalo namin sila nung Game One so nakapag-adjust talaga sila. Nahirapan kami pero buti na lang nanalo," said Collado following the victory. Collado finished the game with a double-double performance of 18 points and 10 rebounds on top of three assists and two blocks. Jhaps Bautista chimed in 12 points and three dimes while Bulanadi, who scored five of Basilan's last seven points, ended up with 11 markers and five boards. On the other hand, Tamsi paced the Royals with 16 points founded on four three-pointers. Iloilo had to finish the game without lead gunner Russel Escoto who suffered a right ankle sprain with 32.9 left in the third period after landing on Bobby Balucanag's foot off a three-point attempt. Balucanag was assessed with a disqualifying foul. Escoto had 13 points, eight boards, two assists, along with five turnovers. Basilan will battle Bacoor City in the semifinals of the South Division. The Scores: Basilan-Jumbo Plastic (70) -- Collado 18, Bautista 12, Bulanadi 11, Balucanag 7, Daa 5, Dagangon 4, Dumapig 3, Uyloan 3, Lunor 2, Manalang 2, Palencia 0 Iloilo-United (63) -- Tamsi 16, Escoto 13, Publico 7, Jeruta 7, Parker 6, Prado 6, Golla 2, Javelosa 2, Arambulo 2, Gumaru 1, Sierra 0 Quarterscores: 24-18, 36-35, 54-50, 70-63.....»»

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

Middleton, Bledsoe help Bucks beat Kings minus Antetokounmpo?

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points apiece to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the Sacramento Kings 123-111 on Monday night, as the Bucks won without new father Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo, the reigning MVP, missed the game after he and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, a son whose birth he announced earlier Monday on his Twitter account. Milwaukee trailed 90-88 after three quarters, but opened the final period with 13 consecutive points as Sacramento missed its first five shots. Bledsoe capped the run with back-to-back 3 pointers to put the Bucks up 101-90. Bogdan Bogdanovic hit two free throws to pull the Kings within 103-97 with 5:58 remaining, but the Bucks pushed the lead back to 111-100 on a 3-pointer by Donte DiVincenzo. Harrison Barnes had 23 points and De’Aaron Fox added 17 for the Kings, who had won four of their previous five. Brook Lopez added 20 points for the Bucks, who improved their NBA-best record to 46-7. Milwaukee is 4-6 when trailing after three quarters. Sacramento, which trailed 38-24 after one quarter, took its first lead at 57-56 on Nemanja Bjelica's layup with 37 seconds left in the half. After making 16 of 31 shots in the first quarter, including 5 of 12 from beyond the arc, the Bucks were just 6 of 21 in their 19-point second quarter. TIP-INS Kings: Forward Jabari Parker, acquired at the trade deadline from Atlanta – where he missed 20 of his last 21 games with a right shoulder impingement – was inactive Monday for the third consecutive game with Sacramento. Coach Luke Walton said there is a chance Parker could play Wednesday at Dallas. Bucks: Milwaukee signed veteran forward Marvin Williams on Monday and waived forward Dragan Bender. Williams, in his 15th season, averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 41 games with Charlotte this season. The 6-foot-8 Williams, the second overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Atlanta Hawks, has averaged 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds over his career. Bender averaged 3.7 points in seven games with the Bucks and also played in 13 games for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. UP NEXT Kings are at Dallas on Wednesday. Bucks are at Indianapolis on Wednesday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 11th, 2020Related News

Jan Parker Cookery- A Taste for Sharing Great Filipino Cuisine - SouthSoundTalk

Jan Parker Cookery: A Taste for Sharing Great Filipino Cuisine southsoundtalk.com.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2020Related News

Spurs season-best 3-point shooting does in Bucks, 126-104

By Raul Dominguez, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 19 3-pointers to beat Milwaukee 126-104 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time), snapping the Bucks' five-game winning streak. Patty Mills added 21 points, including 6 for 10 on 3-pointers, for San Antonio (15-20). LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay added 18 points each. The Spurs finished 19 for 35 on 3-pointers and shot 51 percent overall. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee and Donte DiVincenzo added 16 points. The Bucks, whose last loss was Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time) at Philadelphia, maintain the league’s best record at 32-6. Milwaukee defeated San Antonio 127-118 on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) at home but could not maintain its early momentum in a rare home-and-home, back-to-back games. Milwaukee opened the game with three straight 3-pointers but San Antonio went on a 13-4 run in taking its first lead at 15-13. DeRozan blocked Antetokounmpo layup during the run, tying up the 6-foot-11 forward as he drove through the lane and forcing a jump ball. Seven players would score in the first quarter for San Antonio, including nine by DeRozan. The Spurs followed that up with 38 points in the second quarter, their highest total in that quarter all season and third-highest in any quarter. San Antonio was 12 for 20 on 3-pointers in the first half in building an 18-point lead and tying a franchise record for the most 3s in any half. Mills continued the dominance in the third quarter, forcing a defensive switch on Robin Lopez by driving the lane, sprinting to the 3-point line, faking a drive and then hitting a step-back 3 over the 7-footer to give San Antonio a 91-79 lead with 22.5 seconds remaining. TIP-INS Bucks: Milwaukee G Pat Connaughton missed the game with a bruised right thigh. Connaughton had five points and four rebounds in 18 minutes Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) against the Spurs. … DiVincenzo reached double figures for the 16th time this season but first since scoring 10 against Atlanta on Dec. 27 (Dec. 28, PHL time) … The Bucks trail their all-time series with the Spurs, 41-50, but had won five of the previous six meetings after losing nine straight to San Antonio. Spurs: Aldridge has 7,781 career field goals, surpassing former Spurs teammate Tony Parker for 43rd in league history … Murray joined Alvin Roberts and Willie Anderson as the only players in franchise history with 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 400 assists in their first 150 career games. … San Antonio also made 12 3-pointers in the first half at Charlotte on Dec. 8, 2012. UP NEXT Bucks: At Golden State on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Spurs: At Boston on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

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