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Sixers Simmons recovering from injury

NBA All-Star guard Ben Simmons is recovering well from a back injury and likely will be prepared to play for the Philadelphia 76ers if the 2019-20 NBA season resumes......»»

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

Nuggets ownership donates half a million dollars for employees relief fund

Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment established a COVID-19 relief fund for its employees and donated $500,000. The organization hopes the fund will soon top $1 million. KSE formed a committee to review the requests to offer financial assistance. The organization said last month it would pay part-time and hourly employees through the end of the regular season after leagues announced the suspension of their seasons. “We could not be prouder of how our company and employees have come together to provide relief and support to the many in need,” chairman Stan Kroenke and vice-chairman Josh Kroenke said in a joint statement Friday. The Kroenkes thanked their full-time staff for “continuing to adapt” through this tumultuous time. They added that “while tough decisions lie ahead for all businesses worldwide, we will continue to do everything in our power to support the well-being of our entire staff.”.....»»

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

Devin Booker wins NBA 2K20 Players in all-Phoenix Suns final

Devin Booker won the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Saturday night (Sunday morning in the Philippines), sweeping Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final. “I played a lot growing up,” Booker said. “It's all about timing and eye coordination.” ESPN broadcast the three-day, 16-player Xbox One competition. The last NBA games were played March 11, the day Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Booker’s Houston Rockets topped Ayton’s Los Angeles Lakers 72-62 in Game 1 and the star guard directed the Denver Nuggets to a 74-62 victory over thee Milwaukee Bucks in the second. “Anyone who thinks they can play 2K, let's get it,” Booker said. Booker earned a $100,000 donation to a coronavirus-related relief effort of his choice. Seeded fifth, he beat Denver's Michael Porter Jr., Washington's Rui Hachimura and the Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell to reach the final — also sweeping those matchups. Ayton topped Chicago's Zach LaVine, Atlanta's Trae Young and the Clippers' Patrick Beverley, using his own Suns to top Beverley in the semifinals. “I said in the beginning that it was going to be Deandre and I in the championship — and that's the way it ended up,” Booker said. The players were seeded by their NBA 2K player ratings......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 12th, 2020Related News

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets Karnisovas to lead operations

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets Karnisovas to lead operations.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialApr 10th, 2020Related News

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets Karnisovas to lead operations

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets Karnisovas to lead operations.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialApr 10th, 2020Related News

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets Karnisovas to lead operations

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets Karnisovas to lead operations.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialApr 10th, 2020Related News

WATCH: CJ McCollum jokes about Jamal Murray after IG scandal

MANILA, Philippines – What was supposed to be a wholesome live session turned NSFW as Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum joked about Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray following his alleged sex scandal. Speaking to Blazers teammate Damian Lillard live on the official NBA account on Instagram, McCollum reacted to a comment ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 28th, 2020Related News

PBA All-Interview Team: The Best of Vic Manuel

Much like on-court performances, some PBA personalities aer just better than others when it comes to how they address and carry themselves with the media. Each year, the PBA Press Corps fills out the All-Interview Team, PBA personalities who consistently give out quotable quotes. More than the soundbytes however, winners of the All-Interview team are five players and a head coach that always take time out of their busy schedule to make themselves available for the Press Corps. Vic Manuel is the second member of the 2019 PBA All-Interview team. Here are some of the Muscle Man's best from last season.   “Jokic grabe naman yun, chubby yun eh." [Related: Muscle Man has jokes on Rajko’s Jokic comparison: “Chubby yun eh”] Coach Tim Cone said that Vic Manuel would be a weapoin in the ASEAN level, and he was right. The Muscle Man led Gilas Pilipinas in scoring for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Former Gilas coach and current Indonesia mentor Rajko Toroman pretty much agreed with Cone, going so far as comparing Manuel to a certian Denver Nuggets center. Once Manuel found out about the comparison, he burst into laughter and jokingly dismissed it as he delivered his golden line.   “Sayang naman, libre." [Related: PBA: Manuel on new golden boy style: “Libre eh”] Late in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup, Manuel suddenly showed up for one of Alaska's games with a new golden hairdo. The new golden boy's reason for a new hairstyle was simply both funny and just plain impulsive. Basically, Vic had a friend who opened a milk tea shop. A milk tea shop that also happened to have a parlor. "Na-tripan ko lang. Sayang naman, libre. Nagpa-kulay na rin ako." Way to go, Vic.   "Sumobra ata minutes ko ngayon...para daw akong hingal kabayo." [Related: PBA: Muscle Man Manuel happy to be back and contributing for Aces] Manuel spent most of the 2019 season trying to get back to his former self after dealing with injuries and long recovery times. When he first truly came back for the Aces, he was on minutes restriction. But during one game where Alaska picked up a nice win, Manuel showed glimpses of the old Muscle Man and his production looked great. However, that also meant he ended up playing far longer than he's supposed to. It the end though, it was all good. Manuel was just happy to be back on the court again and the victory made it all the more worth it too.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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

2 Lakers, one Sixer positive for coronavirus

New York--Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease......»»

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

‘Super Spreader’ NBA players test positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK: Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Philadelphia 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease. The Lakers said they tested their players because on March 10 they played the Brooklyn Nets, who had four […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2020Related News

NBA Nuggets announce coronavirus positive in ‘organization’

New York (AFP) – A member of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday, the club announced in a statement. The club did not specify whether the individual was a player or member of the organization’s staff. “A member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for COVID-19,” the team statement […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMar 19th, 2020Related News

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an usher, he interacts with fans in a role he calls a staple of his life. But there are no Nuggets games for at least a month. No Rapids games, either. And Edelman has no idea what he’ll do now. “This is what I do for a living,” Edelman said earlier this week, as the realization hit that sports were going on hiatus because of the coronavirus. “This is my income.” Thousands of workers would have staffed the 450 NBA and NHL games that will not be played over the next month in response to the pandemic. And then there are the more than 300 spring training and regular-season baseball games, 130 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tournament games, 50 or so Major League Soccer matches, all international golf and tennis tournaments, and who-knows-how-many high school, small college and other entertainment events canceled or postponed because of the global health crisis. The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the pandemic — assuming only a month shutdown — is impossible to calculate but will reach the billions, easily. Tickets aren’t being sold, so teams and leagues and organizing bodies lose money. Fans aren’t going to events that aren’t happening, so taxi drivers and ride-share operators have no one to ferry to and from those places. Hotel rooms will be empty. Beers and hot dogs aren’t being sold, so concessionaires and vendors lose money. Wait staff and bartenders aren’t getting tips. Without those tips, their babysitters aren’t getting paid. The trickle-down effect sprawls in countless directions. Some teams are trying to help. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, within minutes of the NBA shutdown announcement, said he wanted to find a way to help workers who will lose money because games won’t be played. By Friday, he had his plan: “We will pay them as if the games happened,” he told The Associated Press in an email. Other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, have made similar commitments to workers at not just NBA events but also the building’s minor-league hockey games. The Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks were among the earliest NBA franchises to reveal they’re working on how they’ll take care of arena staffs. So have the NHL’s Washington Capitals, among others, and the ownership group for Detroit's Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers on Friday said they were setting up a $1 million fund “to cover one month's wages for our part-time staff for games, concerts and events that they would have otherwise worked." “Our teams, our cities and the leagues in which we operate are a family, and we are committed to looking out for one another,” New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris said. There were many more significant gifts revealed later Friday. Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans said he would “cover the salaries” for workers at the team’s arena for the next 30 days. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons pledged $100,000 for workers there, the San Jose Sharks said part-time arena workers would get paid for all games not played and Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky said he was giving $100,000 to workers in that club’s arena -- a donation matched by his teammates and followed by another pledge from the team’s ownership group. “This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis,” Williamson wrote on Instagram. At Chicago Blackhawks hockey games alone, about 1,500 workers are in or outside the building on event nights: guest services, concessions, parking, security, box office and so on. “The per game payroll is more than $250,000,” said Courtney Greve Hack, a spokeswoman for the United Center. If that’s the NHL norm — no official numbers are available — then workers around the league would stand to lose more than $60 million if hockey does not return this season. “I get it,” said Chris Lee, who owns a coffee and smoothies franchise in Arizona that draws 70% of its annual revenue sales at spring training and Arizona Coyotes hockey games. “But this is going to be really tough.” Lee was packing up cups that won’t be used when baseball announced Thursday that spring training was ending about two weeks early. He and his staff — one full-timer, 14 part-time employees — aren’t sure what comes next. The enormity of the numbers stacks up quickly. The group that owns the Raptors and other pro sports clubs in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, says it's trying to help 4,000 workers in that city. Extrapolate that across other Canadian and U.S. pro sports cities, and those teams could be looking at 100,000 workers feeling some sort of pinch — not counting the impact at college and other levels. Cavaliers star Kevin Love pledged $100,000 to help the workers in Cleveland address what he described as their “sudden life shift.” On Friday, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks made a $100,000 pledge on behalf of his family “It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier," Antetokounmpo wrote on Twitter. The NCAA men’s Division I tournament generates about $900 million annually through television and marketing rights alone. In Albany, New York, which was scheduled to host men’s tournament games for the first time in 17 years, organizers estimated the economic loss from the three-day event to be about $3 million. Bars and restaurants bought tons of additional stock and perishables to prep for crowds that won't arrive. It’ll probably take a few years before the NCAA can bring the tournament back to many of the cities slated to host games next week. “It’s incredibly disheartening. There’s no question about that,” said Mark Bardack, president of public relations and management firm Ed Lewi and Associates, which had worked for more than a year on the planning of the tournament in Albany. “To have it all disappear, though obviously no one’s fault.” Some arena workers, many not wanting to be identified because of workplace policies about speaking to reporters, said they are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They’re not alone, of course: A study last fall by the American Payroll Association said 74% of workers in the U.S. would “experience financial difficulty” if their usual payday was delayed by as little as one week. In Philadelphia, Rodney Thompson works on commission selling popcorn and beer at 76ers basketball games, Flyers hockey games and Phillies baseball games. They’re all on hold. "The more I sell, the more I make,” the 56-year-old said. “The less I sell, the less I make. It would hurt me, financially. I would have no income coming in. ... I make pretty good money. But if there's no fans, there's no work.” ___ AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington, AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland, David Brandt in Scottsdale, Arizona, Josh Dubow in San Francisco, Stephen Hawkins in Dallas and Dan Gelston in Philadelphia, and Associated Press Writers Matthew Carlson and Tim Cronin in Chicago contributed to this report. ___ The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content......»»

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

Giannis, Khris and AD

PLAYING without their top six scorers, including reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokuonmpo, who was out with a knee injury for a second straight game, the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks (53-12) dropped a 109-95 road decision to the Denver Nuggets and suffered their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Los Angeles Lakers, who beat the […] The post Giannis, Khris and AD appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 11th, 2020Related News

Nuggets hand Bucks& rsquo; 3rd straight loss

Los Angeles--Jamal Murray scored 21 points as the Denver Nuggets sent the Milwaukee Bucks tumbling to a third straight defeat with a 109-95 victory on Monday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 10th, 2020Related News

NBA: Nuggets send Bucks to 3rd straight loss, 109-95

NBA: Nuggets send Bucks to 3rd straight loss, 109-95.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMar 10th, 2020Related News

Bucks absorb 3rd straight loss as Nuggets win

LOS ANGELES, USA – Jamal Murray scored 21 points as the Denver Nuggets sent the Milwaukee Bucks tumbling to a third straight defeat with a 109-95 victory on Monday, March 9.  Murray took advantage of the injury absence of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the scoring for Denver, who improved ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 10th, 2020Related News

Curry sidelined again, but Warriors beat 76ers

LOS ANGELES, USA – Steph Curry returned to the sidelines but his Golden State Warriors pulled through without him in a gritty 118-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, March 7 (Sunday, March 8, Manila time).  Eric Paschall capped a 23-point performance with a pair of go-ahead free throws ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 8th, 2020Related News

Curry-less Warriors rally to beat 76ers 118-114

Curry-less Warriors rally to beat 76ers 118-114.....»»

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

Davis sparks Lakers over Sixers; Nets stun Celtics

Los Angeles--Anthony Davis produced a devastating burst of scoring as the Los Angeles Lakers came from behind to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 120-107 on Tuesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMar 5th, 2020Related News

76ers guard Ben Simmons, liliban muna ng paglalaro sa NBA

JAMES LUIS   HINDI na muna makatatapak ng hardcourt ng NBA sa susunod na dalawang linggo ang Philadelphia 76ers guard na si Ben Simmons. Ito ay dahil sa iniinda nitong back injury. Ayon sa pamunuan ng 76ers ay sasailalim sa daily treatment ang player para sa kaniyang nerve impingement at i-evaluate matapos ang dalawang linggo. Matatandaang, nito […] The post 76ers guard Ben Simmons, liliban muna ng paglalaro sa NBA appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsMar 2nd, 2020Related News