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NHL teams tentatively set to open training camps July 10

New York, United States—National Hockey League training camps for the 24 teams remaining in the Stanley Cup chase will begin July 10, provided a deal is struck with players on resuming the season......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJun 14th, 2020Related News

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho dies aged 98

Stanley Ho, the Hong Kong-born tycoon who made billions transforming neighbouring Macau from a sleepy Portuguese outpost into the world's biggest gambling hub, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family said......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho dies aged 98

Stanley Ho, the Hong Kong-born tycoon who made billions transforming neighbouring Macau from a sleepy Portuguese outpost into the world’s biggest gambling hub, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family said. Known as the “godfather” of Macau’s casinos, Ho was instrumental in turning the semi-autonomous city on China’s southern coastline into a […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

PB(A)BL: Asi Taulava was 'The Rock' again with San Miguel Beer

Not all players take the same route going to the PBA, each player will have his own story to tell. This series will be about those who chose a different path, those who had to hustle overseas at one point in their careers before eventually landing in the PBA. Here, we take a look at current big-name PBA players who spent some time in the other major basketball league with Philippine teams in the region: the Asean Basketball League. They don’t have to play for a Filipino team, after all, the ABL is a great place where Filipino talents can shine even while playing for other countries. [Related: PB(A)BL: Stanley Pringle's Warrior Ways] Today, we continue with Asi Taulava and his detour to the ABL version of the San Miguel Beermen.   Rock On At the peak of his powers, Asi Taulava was one of the most dominant forces the PBA has ever seen. His crowning achievement came in 2003, when Asi was the PBA’s Most Valuable Player and led Talk ‘N Text to the All-Filipino title. Of course, Taulava was Finals MVP and the Best Player of the Conference as well. With big numbers and an even bigger personality, Asi was poised to keep dominating. Unfortunately, issues regarding his eligibility would haunt the Fil-Tongan and he would eventually overstay his welcome with Talk ‘N Text. In 2007, the Phone Pals engaged the Coca-Cola Tigers in a blockbuster trade, shipping Taulava for Ali Peek and a pick that would later turned out to be Jared Dillinger. Asi was refreshed as a Tiger, in his first conference with the team eliminating Talk ‘N Text from the playoffs. After about three seasons however, a slower Asi would be traded to a new team in Meralco. A stint with the Bolts wouldn’t necessarily energize Asi, and his two seasons with the team saw him post career-low numbers. After declining a max extension with Meralco, Taulava’s true career boost would come away from the PBA. Signing with the San Miguel Beermen in the ABL in 2013, Asi would rock on. Taulava averaged a solid 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in his debut ABL season and in a close vote, he beat teammate Chris Banchero, Thailand’s Froilan Baguion, Saigon’s Jai Reyes, and Indonesia’s Mario Wuysang to win MVP, 10 years after winning the same award in the PBA. Just like a decade prior, Taulava would pick up a title, as San Miguel Beer swept the Indonesia Warriors in the best-of-5 Finals. San Miguel Beer in the ABL and Talk ‘N Text in the PBA remain as Asi’s only two titles in his career as of this writing. “The best thing about my stint in the ABL was that I got my confidence back,” Taulava told the league website about his stint with San Miguel Beer. “Winning that ABL championship meant a lot to me. It’s something I’ll always look back to,” he added.   ABL back to the PBA Following his ABL championship, a 40-year-old Asi would make his comeback in the PBA, signing with Air21 for the 2013 Governors’ Cup. However, he only played three games to end the season. Boosted by his ABL performance, Taulava would regain some of his lost touch in the PBA in his first full season with Air21. Asi and the Express would eliminate second-ranked San Miguel Beer in the quarterfinals of the Commissioner’s Cup before pushing eventual Grand Slam champions San Mig Coffee to a do-or-die in the semifinals. Averaging close to 15 points a game and 12 rebounds, Taulava battled for the MVP award of the 2014 season, eventually losing to June Mar Fajardo. Asi however, would win Comeback Player of the Year instead. As Air21 was eventually acquired by NLEX, Taulava would continue his strong run even as a Road Warrior, even making the All-PBA 2nd team in 2016. Age has slowed Asi tremendously since but in 2020, he continues to make history. When he plays his first game with NLEX in the new PBA season, 47-year-old Taulava officially becomes the first PBA player to play in the league in four separate decades.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 23rd, 2020Related News

LA Tenorio auctions off custom Iron Man sneakers through Off-Court Action

A little over a week after putting his jersey up for auction, Ginebra guard LA Tenorio is upping the ante by auctioning off a pair of customized sneakers through Off-Court Action: Auction For A Cause.  Off-Court Action is a jersey auction drive initiated by PBA star Paul Lee and talent manager Stanley Santos with the aim of raising funds to help indigent families and frontliners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that's gripping the Philippines and the whole world  The veteran PBA guard, whose game-worn Ginebra jersey went for PHP 4,500, is offering up his customized Iron Man Nike Air Force 1s with a starting bid of PHP 10,000.  The customized sneakers are likely a tribute to Tenorio's standing as the PBA's very own Iron Man, holding the record for most consecutive games played in the league after beating Alvin Patrimonio's record back in March of 2019. Now, you have a chance to own a piece of history.  Bidding for Tenorio's Iron Man Air Force 1s begins on Tuesday, April 21st and ends on April 28th.   For more information about Off-Court Action and auction mechanics, visit them on Facebook and on Instagram......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 21st, 2020Related News

Sports leagues seek return to play but with no guarantees

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. Virtually all leagues talk publicly about their desire to return before summer. But behind closed doors, they are hatching different potential plans: all 30 baseball teams playing in Arizona; home run contests to decide tie games; the Stanley Cup being hoisted in an empty arena that neither team calls home; end-of-season soccer standings decided by vote; college football games in spring. Over the past week, The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen policymakers, coaches and players across the globe to get their candid assessments of plans to return from the stoppages caused by the coronavirus. The conclusion: While it’s critical to put optimistic restart scenarios in place, there is no certainty any of these plans will work without buy-in from politicians and an OK from players and medical experts. Underpinning it all would have to be a drastic ramp-up in testing, a vaccine or treatment breakthrough, or some other solution. In short, the return of any sports, no matter how innovative the plan, will be risky and uncertain for the rest of this year and into 2021. “It’s not about 22 players walking onto a pitch and throwing a ball out,” said FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani, whose concerns about restarting soccer mirror those of all sports worldwide. The organizers of the Olympics were among the last to postpone their event, then among the first to set a new date – exactly 52 weeks after the original July 24 cauldron lighting had been scheduled. The decision to reschedule for a date 15 months down the road came just before an unexpected spike in cases hit Japan. The worry that followed underscored the many open questions about the arc of the outbreak. “I think everyone’s probably working on multiple options. It’s ’If this, then what?'” said Tim Hinchey, the CEO of USA Swimming, the sport's governing body in the United States. Virtually all the big-time team sports are coming up with scenarios to play games with no fans in the stands. The Washington Post reported that while the NFL is publicly committed to its usual kickoff date in September, it is looking into contingencies that include shortening the season or playing in front of half-full or empty stadiums. College athletic directors have come up with a half-dozen or more scenarios for football season, including, according to Oklahoma's Joe Castiglione, a scenario in which part of the season would be played in spring. One theme gaining wide acceptance: If it's not safe enough for students to return to school or attend games, then athletes shouldn't be asked to return either. Without the millions from football, all college sports are in peril. NASCAR, which has been holding virtual races, has given teams a tentative schedule under which the season would resume May 24 without fans. The NHL has drawn up plans that include resuming the season this summer, going directly to the playoffs and/or playing games in empty arenas in neutral-site cities. The PGA Tour announced a mid-June restart and meshed its schedule with the already reworked majors calendar. In a nod to the precariousness of it all, Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief officer of tournaments and competition, said if events cannot be held in compliance with health regulations, then “we will not do anything.” That's also where the NBA appears to be for now. The league that got in front of the coronavirus pandemic first, calling off games on March 11, is in a holding pattern. Most of the league’s conversations center on how to resume the season, not whether to cancel it. In Australia, ambitious plans to resume play in the National Rugby League by the end of May got shot down by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. England’s Premier League also says it wants to finish its season but would only do so “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.” Meanwhile, in Scotland, a wild round of voting has already taken place to decide whether to lock in standings for leagues there and get ready for next season. Major League Baseball in the U.S. is talking about bringing all 30 teams to Maricopa County, Arizona, for a regular season at spring training sites. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who has been calling for restraint in resuming any normal activities, offered a glimmer of hope when he suggested sports could conceivably return. He suggested no fans in arenas and constant testing for the players, who would likely need to be quarantined in hotels for weeks or months. Not all the players are on board. “I’m going to go four or five months without seeing my kid when it’s born? I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen,” Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals wrote in a diary for AP. Zimmerman’s third child is due in June. Whether Zimmerman shows or not, baseball could be a vastly different game if it returns in 2020. Some other ideas floated include wrapping up the season in December, scheduling a multitude of doubleheaders with seven-inning games and quickly deciding ties with home run derbies. Yet for all those scenarios, nobody's quite sure what will happen if, despite all the precautions, an outbreak hits a team. Could one positive test eviscerate an entire season? Before setting anything in motion, all the leagues are waiting for a consensus to emerge from government and health experts, to say nothing of players and owners. Right now, Montagliani said, "the paramount skill set required from us is risk management and nothing else.” ___ Reporting by AP Sports Writers Doug Ferguson, Jenna Fryer, Rob Harris, Stephen Wade, Ron Blum, Steve Douglas, Ben Walker, Dennis Passa, Stephen Whyno, Tim Reynolds, Brian Mahoney, Howard Fendrich, Ben Walker, Rob Maaddi, Ralph Russo, Larry Lage......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 19th, 2020Related News

What s in a Name? Northport Batang Pier

Name changes happen a lot in the PBA, especially with the league’s company based-teams. It’s equal parts marketing and prestige when it comes to the naming of PBA teams. There are no cities represented here and no need for sponsorships.  Out of the 12 active teams in the PBA, even the pioneers like San Miguel Beer have gone through some name changes over the years, while teams like Columbian juggle through monikers like crazy. However, there are also teams like Alaska that have stayed solid through its brand all along. This series is not about those teams though. This series is about the franchises that have taken advantage of the PBA’s somewhat unique naming convention as we shuffle through their history of changes. What’s in a name, Northport Batang Pier?   Pre-History: Coca-Cola Tigers Northport directly took over the spot of the old Coca-Cola franchise in the PBA, after the sale was approved in 2012. The Coke franchise, which for a time was under San Miguel Corp., won two PBA titles when the Tigers beat Alaska and San Miguel for the 2002 Philippine Cup and 2003 Reinforced Conference, respectively. The 2012 Powerade Tigers, the Cinderella team that became the third no. 8 seed to make the semifinals in the PBA, and later the Philippine Cup Finals, was still under the old franchise and not technically connected to the new Northport Batang Pier.   PBL days: Harbour Centre The past link for the current Northport team might as well be the old Harbour Centre in the PBL, since it was the team owned by Mikee Romeo. The Batang Pier were a powerhouse in the PBL, at one point winning seven straight championships. When Romero’s Sultan 900, Inc. bought the Powerade franchise in 2012, the Batang Pier name finally made it to the PBA, with the 2013 Philippine Cup becoming the team’s first official conference.   Globalport Batang Pier 1.0 (2012-2013 season) The Batang Pier’s naming history in the PBA is not as rich, but their official colors are. Globalport’s first season carried mostly a lineup of Powerade carry-overs, and the team’s first official colors were a mix of black, yellow, red, and white. Easily the most iconic players for the team at the time were Gary David and Willie Miller. This era of the Batang Pier was also known pit stops for Sol Mercado and Japeth Aguilar, thus forming the team’s short-lived MMDA core.   Globalport Batang Pier 2.0 (2013-2014 season until 2018) Now sporting a new look with main colors of neon green, black, and white, Globalport drafted star guards Terrence Romeo (5th) and Stanley Pringle (1st) in consecutive drafts. Easily the peak of Globalport’s Neon Nation era was getting a breakthrough semifinals stint in the 2016 Philippine Cup, albeit losing to Alaska in five games. The Batang Pier never duplicated that feat but still remained mostly competitive with playoff appearances as Romeo emerged as a many-time PBA Scoring champion and Pringle evolving into an MVP candidate. However, both star guards will be nagged by injuries and be traded away. Romeo was the first one out, getting shipped to TNT just before the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup while Pringle was by the following year.   Northport Batang Pier (2018 Governors’ Cup – present) Choosing a different neon color in orange in tandem with the color red, Northport had perhaps its most stable season in terms of performance as a franchise in 2019. Despite trading Pringle to Ginebra for a haul of role players headlined by Kevin Ferrer, the Batang Pier took over as the no. 2 seed in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup. In the next conference, the team traded Mo Tautuaa, the key piece they received from the previous Terrence Romeo deal, to San Miguel Beer for Christian Standhardinger, leading to the franchise’s second semifinals appearance. The Batang Pier of the 2019 Governors’ Cup became the fourth team in league history to make the semis as a no. 8 seed, right after the 2012 Powerade Tigers. Northport also had two players in the Mythical 1st team for the 2019 season in Standhardinger and Sean Anthony. Star guard Robert Bolick is also on the mend after a knee injury.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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

PBA: Japeth Aguilar is Brgy. Ginebra s new 'Batman'

2020 is poised to be the year of Japeth Aguilar, that is, when the PBA resumes play following the COVID-19 outbreak. Aguilar is flying high at the end of his 2019 season, winning a SEA Games gold medal in the SEA Games and taking his first Finals MVP award after another Ginebra championships. Recent developments, mainly the injury to six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and the sabbatical of teammate Greg Slaughter, further open the opportunity for Japeth to fly even higher. Ginebra coach Tim Cone feels like his top big man is ready for primetime. "Not having to split time with Greg, he’s going to be able to spread his wings and really say, ‘This is my team,’" Cone said of Japeth. "It’s usually, between the two of them, one’s the Batman, one’s the Robin. It’s kind of like game to game, we don’t know who’s the Batman and who’s the Robin. But now, Japeth is going to be Batman," the multi-titled mentor added. Over the course of his career, Japeth has had his faults. But following a strong end to his 2019 season, Aguilar appears to be at the peak of his powers and is just ready to dominate, at least that's the hope. "He’s in a really good place mentally and physically at this point in his career. I think he’s really going to take off," Cone said of Japeth. "We’re going to live with him as our star. He’s going to have Stanley there, he’s going to have LA there and others, but I think Japeth will be the key guy for us," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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

PBA: Pringle says he owes Coach Tim a lot for first title with Ginebra

For head coach Tim Cone, Stanley Pringle was the difference in Ginebra's title run in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Coming over to the Gin Kings via trade, Stanley added an explosive dimension to an already-loaded team. [Related: PBA Finals: Stanley Pringle the "difference" in latest Ginebra title] But for Pringle, it's really Coach Tim who put it all together. He can only do so much on his own. "Playing under Coach Tim, [with] his guidance and his knowledge for the game, it's deep. He's been around so long and he's the winningest coach," Pringle told ABS-CBN Sports. "I owe him a lot of credit just for the fact that I came here and was able to adapt to their system. I really just came here, opened my ears, and executed," he added. Finally winning his first championship, Pringle said it was all worth the wait. But even when team success was hard to come by for him, Stanley said keeping his focus on improving was key so he could be ready when his chance comes. The chance came and he got himself a title with the barangay. "Everybody's in a different situation. For me, my main focus was just trying to improve as a player and doing the things I think would help my team to win," Pringle said. "Look here, I got me a chip. Even though it took me what, four and a half years, it was well worth the wait. I think that's the way to go, just focus on your work ethic and being the best player you can be," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2020Related News

Quiet Thompson key to Ginebra s title run, says Cone

"I could go down the list of our guys, of who played well... as big as the numbers Justin made and Stanley made, I thought Scottie's quiet numbers were really the key to us winning," Cone said in the post-game press conference on Friday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2020Related News

First-time champ Pringle the difference for Ginebra, says Cone

MANILA, Philippines – It had been a long time coming for Stanley Pringle. Pringle can now call himself a PBA champion after Barangay Ginebra disposed of Meralco in 5 games to clinch the Governors' Cup crown with an emphatic 105-93 win on Friday, January 17.  The shifty guard churned out ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2020Related News

PBA: Japeth Aguilar towers above all to win Finals MVP

Barangay Ginebra is on top of the PBA mountain once again after shutting down Meralco in five games to capture the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. [Related: PBA Finals: Ginebra beats Meralco again to regain Governors' Cup title] Justin Brownlee was awesome per usual and Stanley Pringle balled out in his first-ever Finals. But the Honda-PBA Press Corps Finals MVP is Japeth Aguilar, who was key on both ends in the Gin Kings' latest tile conquest. Aguilar, who won his first Finals MVP award, averaged 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks in the series. He saved his best performance for last in Game 5, leading the Gin Kings in scoring with 25 points on top of eight rebounds, and four blocks. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Game 4 PBA Finals: Brownlee makes statement in Ginebra’s convincing Game 4 win

Barangay Ginebra is closing in on another PBA title at the expense of Meralco. Justin Brownlee went full beast mode in Game 4 Wednesday at the Big Dome, leading the Gin Kings’ charge in Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals and taking a convincing 94-72 win over the Bolts. After seeing rival Allen Durham win a record third Best Import award, it was Brownlee who played like the league’s top reinforcement, dominating for 27 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and four blocks. With a 3-1 series lead, Ginebra is one win away from a third Governors’ Cup title against the Bolts in four seasons. The Gin Kings can close it out Friday at the MOA Arena. Game 4 started as a defensive slugfest with the opening period ending with an unsightly score of 14-all. But as Brownlee's offense picked up, he scored 15 points in the second, so did Ginebra's. The Gin Kings poured it on the rest of the way, leading by as many as 27 points, as the Bolts' offense never got it going. After Brownlee, Stanley Pringle continued to make his case as a possible Finals MVP with 21 points and seven rebounds in a starting role. Scottie Thompson likewise had a good game, dropping 16 points in the victory. Meralco's shooting has abandoned the team with the Bolts shooting just 37 percent from the field, including 3/26 from deep. Allen Durham was the high man with 21 points and 27 rebounds while Chris Newsome added 12. Raymond Almazan, suffering from a lateral meniscus tear on his left knee, started for the Bolts and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes.   The Scores: Ginebra 94 - Brownlee 27, Pringle 21, Thompson 16, Tenorio 8, Dillinger 7, Aguilar 5, Caguioa 5, Mariano 3, Slaughter 2, Caperal 0, Chan 0, Dela Cruz 0. Meralco 72 - Durham 21, Newsome 12, Almazan 12, Quinto 7, Salva 6, Maliksi 6, Caram 4, Amer 2, Hodge 2, Faundo 0, Jackson 0, Pinto 0. Quarterscores: 14-14, 42-31, 70-55, 94-72. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

LIVE UPDATES - PBA Governors Cup 2019 Finals: Ginebra vs. Meralco Game 4

For the third time in four seasons powerhouse franchises Barangay Ginebra and Meralco square off in the finals of the PBA's season-ending conference, the 2019 Governors' Cup.  Led by super-import Justin Brownlee and local stars such as LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Stanley Pringle, and Japeth Aguilar, the fan-favorite fourth-seeded Gin Kings bested sister-team San Miguel and NorthPort en route to another Governors' Cup Finals berth.  The second-seeded Bolts, powered by two-time Best Import Allen Durham and the likes of Baser Amer, Raymond Almazan, Chris Newsome and rookie sensation Bong Quinto, took down Alaska and Talk N' Text on their way to another Governors' Cup Finals matchup against Ginebra. Ginebra has had Meralco's number in the last two Finals pairings, with the Gin Kings winning 4-2 back in the 2015-2016 season and 4-3 the following year.  The Gin Kings drew first blood with a 91 - 87 victory in Game 1, but the Bolts leveled the series following a 103 - 101 victory in Game 2 last Friday in Quezon province.   Ginebra went up 2 - 1 following a 92 - 84 victory in Game 3 last January 12. Game 4 tips off on Sunday, January 15th at 7 PM, LIVE from the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.  Join us as we bring you live updates here! .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

PBA Finals By the Numbers: Halfway there for Ginebra

Things are heating up in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between Ginebra and Meralco. The back-and-forth continues with the barangay regaining series lead with Sunday’s Game 3 win. While it was a strong performance for the Gin Kings, it wasn’t all smooth sailing in the end. Before Game 4 comes around, a quick By the Numbers look in Game 3 of “The Trilogy.”   17 Total points for Stanley Pringle in the third quarter. Now we see why the Gin Kings added a super weapon in Pringle. To start the second half of Game 3, Stanley outscored the Bolts by himself, 17-16, as Ginebra took control of the game and the series. Ginebra’s 35-16 third quarter pretty much carried the team to a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7.   7 Total blocks for Japeth Aguilar in Game 3, second-most in his PBA career. Japeth’s defense has been crucial for Ginebra in this series. His game-saving block in Game 1 got the Gin Kings a win and his seven blocks in Game 3 also got his team a victory.   9 Total assists for Justin Brownlee. After having just one assist for the first two games of the Finals, Brownlee was dropping dimes all over in Game 3 as he once again flirted with another triple-double. Two of his assists were crucial, with the Bolts in the middle of a comeback, JB found LA Tenorio for a booming three that gave Ginebra a 90-82 lead. In the final 30 seconds, Brownlee also found Japeth Aguilar off a pick-and-roll for the game’s final score.   6 Total points from Meralco’s three key additions in the Finals against Ginebra. Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, and Bong Quinto all scored two points each in Game 3, which is obviously not enough for the Bolts. Quinto and Maliksi are struggling putting the ball through the hoop while Almazan, a big contributor in the first two games, left Game 3 early with a knee injury. Meralco is having surprise spot productions from guys like John Pinto, Nico Salva, Brian Faundo, and Trevis Jackson but getting buckets from guys playing actual heavy minutes would be nice.   23 Largest lead for Ginebra in Game 3, which is largest in this series so far as well. The Gin Kings’ offense was cooking in the third quarter of Game 3, turning a one-point defensive slugfest into a blowout. Ginebra slowed down in the fourth as Meralco’s defense kicked in but the Gin Kings’ explosion is still proof that great offense can and will get buckets on a great defense.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2020Related News

Stanley Pringle nakalahok sa PBA finals sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon

  Ni: Jonnalyn Cortez   Makakalahok sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon si Stanley Pringle sa PBA finals matapos ang limang taon mula nang makapasok ito sa liga. Susubukan sungkitin ng kaniyang koponan na Barangay Ginebra ang 2019 Governor’s Cup laban sa Meralco. Nagsimula ang game 1 ng best-of-7 finals sa Araneta Coliseum sa Martes, Enero 7. “It’s […] The post Stanley Pringle nakalahok sa PBA finals sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2020Related News

Ginebra takes 2-1 lead over Meralco in PBA Governors’ Cup Finals

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra slipped past Meralco, 92-84, for a 2-1 series lead in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Stanley Pringle emptied 17 of his 21 points in the third period that greased the Gin Kings’ pull away. Japeth Aguilar again delivered in the clutch, hitting […] The post Ginebra takes 2-1 lead over Meralco in PBA Governors’ Cup Finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2020Related News

Ginebra holds off Meralco to take 2-1 lead

With a huge third quarter outing led by Stanley Pringle, the Gin Kings were able to hold off the Bolts to take a 2-1 series upperhand......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2020Related News

PBA Finals: Ginebra’s second-half surge enough for 2-1 lead over Meralco

Advantage to the barangay. Ginebra unloaded a huge third-quarter run to shut down Meralco, 92-84, Sunday in Game 3 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday at the Big Dome. The Gin Kings outscored Meralco by 19 in the third and once again got some clutch hits from LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar in the fourth quarter to hold off the Bolts and gain a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-7 titular showdown. Up by only five, Tenorio hit a booming three for a 90-82 lead before Japeth Aguilar connected off a pick-and-roll with Justin Brownlee for the game’s final score with 30 seconds to go. Ginebra had three 20-points scorers led by Justin Brownlee, who finished with 24. JB also had nine rebounds and nine assists. Japeth added 23 points and seven blocks while Stanley Pringle was good for 23 points in the win. Chris Newsome scored 20 points in the first half and ended with 24 for the Bolts. Meralco got 23 points and 13 rebounds from import Allen Durham. Game 4 is Wednesday still at the Big Dome.   The Scores: Ginebra 92 - Brownlee 24, Aguilar 23, Pringle 21, Tenorio 11, Slaughter 6, Thompson 5, Devance 2, Mariano 0, Dillinger 0. Meralco 84 - Newsome 24, Durham 23, Faundo 10, Jackson 8, Amer 6, Pinto 3, Quinto 2, Hodge 2, Almazan 2, Caram 2, Maliksi 2, Hugnatan 0. Quarterscores: 24-21, 43-42, 78-58, 92-84   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

PBA Finals: We got our game going tonight -- Cone

Barangay Ginebra came out of the locker room after the halftime break on a tear as the Gin Kings caught Meralco flat-footed to take a 2-1 series lead in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals on Sunday at the Big Dome. The Gin Kings pounced on the Bolts, who lost big man Raymond Almazan to a knee injury early in the opening period, with a third quarter eruption to carve out a 92-84 victory to get back on the winning track. “For the most part, we were able to get our game going tonight,” said Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, relieved that his squad was quick to bounce back from a sorry loss in Game 2 in Lucena City in Quezon last Friday. Taking advantage of Meralco missing a vital cog in the paint, the Gin Kings blasted 35 points in the third quarter while limiting the Bolts to only 16 for a 78-58 cushion heading into the payoff period. The Gin Kings held a 43-42 lead after the first two quarters. Ginebra was lights out on offense in that period as it hit 14 of its 23 attempts in the field including four triples. The Gin Kings forced Meralco to commit eight turnovers that they converted to 14 points while taking care of their possession as Ginebra cruised in the third without an error. “That's the way we play. We got some stops and got on the open court,” Cone said.  Stanley Pringle anchored the Gin Kings explosion in the third with 17 points off 7-of-9 shooting clip from the field including three treys. He closed his night with 21 points behind Justin Brownlee’s 24 and Japeth Aguilar’s 23 markers. “Stanley had a bunch of spectacular plays that really revved up the crowd,” Cone said. “And I thought just defensively, we did a much better job tonight in terms of controlling some of the guys we wanted to control.”  Ginebra’s third quarter spurt was enough insurance to stave off Meralco’s desparate push late in the fourth canto as LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar put the finishing touches to preserve the victory.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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