Letran s Fran Yu used namamasada meme as motivation

Yu started out playing for the UE Red Warriors in the UAAP, where he drew criticisms for the way he looked......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News6 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Paul Lee sees himself in fellow Manileno Fran Yu

Fran Yu was born and bred in Manila and played for University of the East. His journey has parallels to Paul Lee who is also proudly from the country's capital and suited up for the Red Warriors. Of course, while Lee starred for most of his time in red and white, Yu moved on from Recto and ultimately took his talents to Colegio de San Juan de Letran where he finally broke out. Still, a common thread ties the two together. Lee said so himself. "Nung unang nakita kita sa UE, para talagang naalala ko yung sarili ko sayo. Alam mo yung sobrang payat, parang butiki sa eskwelahan, parang pinagtatawanan sa court," he said in The Prospects Pod last Friday. He then continued, "Pero talagang tinrabaho mo then kitang-kita naman sa nangyari ngayon, nag-Finals MVP ka, nag-champion ka." Yu was reed-thin coming out of Chiang Kai Shek College. Famously, one comment from the internet even questioned where he came from - and, essentially, just who he was. In Lee's eyes, however, all that only became additional fuel to the now-Knight's already burning fire. And the "Angas ng Tondo" reminded Yu to keep doing just that. As he put it, "Kailangan, yung fire mo na yun, hindi mawawala sayo kasi yun yung pinakaimportante. Gawin mong motivation lagi yung mga nanlalait sayo before." He then continued, "Kasi yun yung pinakamasarap kapag, kunwari, nakarating ka na kung nasaan man ako ngayon. Lagat ng nanlalait sayo dati, mahal na mahal ka na ngayon." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports22 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Taulava will coach after PBA playing career

NLEX Road Warriors veteran big man Asi Taulava says he will turn to a coaching career once his playing days in the Philippine Basketball Association are over. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJun 28th, 2020Related News

Lakers-Clippers, Jazz-Pelicans to usher in resumed NBA season

On hiatus since early March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the premier basketball league is returning with 22 of its squads to compete in 88 seeding games before going into the playoffs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 27th, 2020Related News

Athletes provide face shields for front liners

Athletes from the Ateneo Blue Eagles, TNT Ka Tropa, the Meralco Bolts, NLEX Road Warriors, PLDT Home FIBR Hitters, the Woodrose Football Team, and Smash Pilipinas took their time to distribute over 3,000 face shields provided by Smart Sports to front liners spread across various medical facilities in the National Capital Region......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 21st, 2020Related News

Michelle Wie West gives birth to a daughter

By The Associated Press Michelle Wie West now has a little one of her own. The former U.S. Women's Open champion announced on Instagram that she and her husband, Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West, are parents of a daughter born Friday. “Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you,” Wie, the former U.S. Women's Open champion, wrote on Instagram. They named her Makenna Kamalei Yoona West. The 30-year-old Wie was born and raised in Honolulu. Kamalei is a Hawaiian for “beloved child.” Wie and West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, were married in August. They announced her pregnancy in January. Wie shot the lowest score ever by a woman competing on the PGA Tour with a 68 at Sony Open when she was 14. She won five times on the LPGA Tour, the biggest at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open......»»

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

From Iceland s capital, 11-year-old plays in Warriors camp

From Iceland s capital, 11-year-old plays in Warriors camp.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2020Related News

All 123 COVID-19 patients discharged from Ninoy Aquino Stadium, says PSC

From serving as home to triumphant Filipino athletes, the Ninoy Aquino Stadium (NAS) also became a sanctuary of COVID-19 warriors after sending home a hundred of survivors as a temporary “We Heal as One Centers”......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 9th, 2020Related News

Thompson s status unclear until Warriors are back together

Thompson s status unclear until Warriors are back together.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 9th, 2020Related News

PBA: Road Warriors test negative for COVID-19

After San Miguel Beer, Ginebra, and Magnolia, NLEX becomes the fourth PBA team to get their results from COVID-19 testing. The Road Warriors all tested negative. Players, coaches, and officials of the Road Warriors took their rapid COVID-19 tests Thursday at the NLEX Balintawak compound. PBA Press Corps President Gerry Ramos of was first to report that team members tested negative. "All NLEX Road Warriors players, coaches, and staff, including utilities and ballboys tested negative for the virus," the team said in a statement. [Related: PBA: Beermen, Gin Kings, and Hotshots test negative for COVID-19] Aside from NLEX, Meralco also had took their COVID-19 tests earlier this week while the TNT KaTropa will have their turn next week. The PBA earlier said that testing will be a must as the league prepares for a possible comeback. [Related: "No test, no practice" for PBA teams] Following a PBA Board meeting Wednesday, the league will implement a "no test, no practice" scheme to all 12 teams. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 5th, 2020Related News

Steph, Klay sawsaw rin sa ‘Floyd protest’

NAKISALI na rin ang mga superstar ng Golden State Warriors na sina Stephen Curry at Klay Thompson sa protesta kaugnay sa pagkamatay ng black man na si George Floyd......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2020Related News

'No test, no practice' for PBA teams

The PBA will be in communication with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases for a possible return later this year. Following a Board meeting Wednesday, the league is writing a letter to the IATF to streamline steps as the PBA hopes to continue its season following the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 PBA Philippine Cup has been suspended since March 11 after playing only one game. “We’re reaching out to them (IATF), and we’re also having a dialogue with representatives from the teams – most probably two players each,” Commissioner Willie Marcial said. As a first step, the PBA will seek clearance to have teams start working out again. Even as Metro Manila is under a relaxed general community quarantine, which has allowed the PBA to resume limited office activities, sports gatherings are still not allowed. “Wala naman scrimmage. It’s a process, dahan-dahan lang. Wala munang games. The proposal is just return to practice, conditioning,” PBA Board vice chairman Bobby Rosales said. With the hopes of restarting team activities, the PBA will implement strict health protocols. Most of them will fall under the order of "no test, no practice." “Checking of temperature; all health essentials, including alcohol; social distancing; apat (players) per session guided by a safety officer and a trainer; pagkatapos ng session alis agad, walang shower. Then the next batch of six individuals hanggang matapos ang buong teams,” Commissioner Marcial said. “Idi-disinfect ang practice venue by hospital standard. Pagdating sa venue, kailangan naka-practice uniform na ang players. After practice, may proper disposal ng uniform. Five minutes lang, alis na sa venue,” Marcial added. [Related: PBA: Beermen, Gin Kings, and Hotshots test negative for COVID-19] The San Miguel Beermen, Barangay Ginebra, and Magnolia Hotshots have taken their respective COVID-19 tests and results were negative. Meanwhile, TNT KaTropa, Meralco Bolts, and the NLEX Road Warriors are set to be tested completely by next week.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

WHAT IF… National U failed in must-win run to historic title

History lesson: From 1954 to now, National University only has two titles to show in UAAP Men's Basketball. The Bulldogs won it all in 1954 before going through a six-decade wait for another championship. The wait was finally over when the blue and gold side coached by Eric Altamirano and led by Gelo Alolino, Glenn Khobuntin, and Troy Rosario took home the trophy to Sampaloc. Without a doubt, it was a happy ending to a colorful story, but it was, also without a doubt, a shock to just about everybody. Sans back-to-back MVP Ray Parks Jr., National U wound up with a 9-5 standing at the end of the elimination round. That was pretty good, relative to the long-suffering squad, but that also meant they stood on level ground with University of the East. And if they were to get the better of the Red Warriors for the fourth-seed, they would then be matched up opposite top-seed Ateneo de Manila University and eventual MVP Kiefer Ravena and eventual Mythical selection Chris Newsome. The other bracket wasn't a slouch either as it featured a Far Eastern University with Mac Belo or a De La Salle University with Jeron Teng. Against all odds, though, the Bulldogs did it - coming out on top of UE, coming through against Blue Eagles twice, and claiming the crown in three games at the expense of the Tamaraws. At long last, Jhocson Street was to be the venue of a championship celebration anew. To do so, thought, they had to walk the knife's edge as, aside from the Finals, their first three games after the elims were all must-win. What if they failed there? What if, even in just one of those three tries, the odds proved to be insurmountable? While the Red Warriors, despite the presence of Roi Sumang and Charles Mammie, would remain to be a tall task, there's still a better than good chance that they still fall to Khobuntin, Rosario, and company. And so, we have the blue and gold moving on to a duel with Ateneo. On a high from staying alive, the Bulldogs have a good chance at still stealing the playoff game behind J-Jay Alejandro's breakout game. Game 2, however, should have been where, ultimately, their dreams were dashed. In the real world, National U eked out a two-point triumph over the Blue Eagles on the back of Alfred Aroga's 14-point, 12-rebound double-double. In the what if world, Ateneo shows them the door once and for all in the do-or-die game as Ravena comes out way more determined than his five-point, 2-of-10 effort in the first half. In the Finals, though, FEU gets the better of the Blue Eagles and wins the first of its back-to-back championships. Newsome still fails to graduate on the highest of highs, but at least, he gets to go out in the championship round. Ravena and Von Pessumal return for their fifth and final seasons hungrier than ever, but also fall short of going out on top. For National U, the waiting game continues - and with Khobuntin and Rosario graduating, making the Final Four in Season 78 wouldn't even be a certainty. They still do so, but will also still be booted out by Finals-bound University of Sto. Tomas. Just like the real world, the what if world will then see the exit of Coach Eric and the Bulldogs will be searching for a brand new mentor. It could have still been one-time NCAA champion coach Jamike Jarin, but it could also have been Jeff Napa who gets promoted after winning three titles in UAAP Jrs. What's certain is the National U Bulldogs would still be longing for its first championship since Ramon Magsaysay was President of the Philippines. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

PBA: MVP teams to undergo COVID-19 tests as well

Following San Miguel, Ginebra, and Magnolia, all three PBA teams under the MVP group will also now undergo COVID-19 tests. Players, coaches, and officials from the flagship TNT KaTropa, Meralco, and NLEX will take the test in order to ensure safety from the coronavirus as the PBA hopes for an eventual return this year following an extended absence. The Bolts were reportedly first to have their COVID-19 tests, taking the procedure Monday during the first day of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila. Up next later this week are the Road Warriors followed by the KaTropa next week. Rivals from the SMC group were already tested for COVID-19 last week, and their results came out negative. [Related: PBA: Beermen, Gin Kings, and Hotshots test negative for COVID-19] Also taking the COVID-19 test but pending official results are all 41 regular PBA employees including Commissioner Willie Marcial.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Jordan breaks silence on George Floyd s death, Clarkson joins protests

Jordan Clarkson is not taking the latest act of racism and police brutality in the US sitting down. The Fil-Am combo guard of the Utah Jazz joined a protest in Los Angeles for the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was an unarmed African-American killed at the hands of Minneapolis police. His death has once again sparked the issue of racism and police brutality in the United States, causing protests all over the country. Clarkson was part of what he said was a peaceful protest in his area. "The time for change has been passed due. Don't forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in," he wrote on his Twitter account. i witnessed a peaceful protest, alot of emotion and unity, the time for change has been passed due..dont forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in!! — Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) May 31, 2020 Clarkson is just one of many NBA players voicing their disapproval of the injustice happening in the US. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead another protest. “Remember why we’re here!” Protest turns into March lead by @FCHWPO who drove 15 hours from Boston just to be here for a peaceful protest in his hometown #11Alive #bostonceltics — Hope Ford (@hope_iam) May 30, 2020 Several NBA stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry are also using their respective platforms heard. Even Michael Jordan has finally broken his silence on the matter. "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough," Jordan said in a statetment.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 1st, 2020Related News

Clarkson, Smith nagalit sa pagpatay kay Floyd

UNITED STATES – Lumahok sa protesta ang ilang National Basketball Associations (NBA) players upang ihayag ang galit sa umano’y pagpatay ng mga pulis kay George Floyd at iba pang mga negro sa United States. Kasama sa nagprotesta si Fil-American at Utah Jazz star Jordan Clarkson  at dating NBA player JR Smith sa Los Angeles. Sumiklab […] The post Clarkson, Smith nagalit sa pagpatay kay Floyd appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Jordan Clarkson marches for George Floyd in LA

The Utah Jazz guard is only one of a number of NBA players who have joined the protests in the fight against racism......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 31st, 2020Related News

Samsung TV and all that jazz

Apple Music brings access to over 60 million songs ad-free, thousands of curated playlists, music videos, live Radio and more. The post Samsung TV and all that jazz appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2020Related News

How Hackett and Harris went beyond 100 points

(This story was originally published on June 30, 2016) One-hundred-point explosions are a rarity in professional basketball. Even in the NBA, no one has ever eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in his game with the Philadelphia Warriors in trouncing the New York Knicks, 169-147, on March 2, 1962. So when you learn that two men, Americans playing as imports in the Philippine Basketball Association, had scored more than Wilt, you’d certainly be awed and astonished that such incredible feats in the history of the sport had actually occurred in our shores. Legends These legends, Michael Hackett, the man-mountain who leisurely takes care of business in the paint while reinforcing Ginebra San Miguel, and Tony Harris, the “Hurricane” who brings down opponents with his devastating scoring sprees through quick, shifty on court moves while playing for Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs, definitely left an indelible mark in PBA annals with those historic barrages that surely left everyone, foe or fan, stupefied and dazzled. Hackett, the hulking yet amiable giant, achieved the first-ever milestone on November 21, 1985 as Ginebra faced Great Taste in a battle for third place in the PBA Reinforced Conference.  His burly 6’5” frame would always have its way in the shaded lane, barreling his way through thick defensive walls and converting—all in bewildering succession. He pumped in 48 points at halftime, before scoring another 33 in the third quarter, and swishing 22 in the final period—for an eye-popping record-setting total of 103 points in one game. Breaching the Chamberlain record, Hackett had been praised as pro ball’s greatest scorer ever, even if he had not made the cut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup during the Showtime era after being the 22nd pick in the 3rd round of the 1982 NBA Draft. During that conference, Hackett averaged 50 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists in 24 games that made him a hands-down choice for Best Import. With this lofty achievement, who would even think, much less imagine that this record would be broken seven years later. Best scorer Perhaps the all-time best performing scorer in the PBA’s history walked into a packed town gym in Iloilo City on October 10, 1992 in the elimination round of the PBA Third Conference to show Robert Jaworski and his Ginebra squad what he’s got. And, it was simply merciless. Scoring relentlessly from the field through lane incursions, midrange jumpers, slam dunks off the fastbreak and baskets from beyond the arc, the Hurricane already reached the highest score anyone could produce at halftime, 59 points. Harris continued his romp in the last two quarters, just leaving the never-say-die squad in the dust with another 46 points, leading Swift to a 151-147 victory and achieving a record-breaking single-game individual score of 105, surpassing Hackett’s record by two points. This scoring record remains to this day. Indeed, a double heartbreak for the country’s most popular team and a historic achievement by the flamboyant and perplexing import. Tough fouls But what was really exceptional was that he accomplished this feat despite Ginebra players fouling him a record 52 times, which he claimed in an NBA Philippines interview two years ago as “tough fouls” with “knees purposely extended to hit my groin, or the spitting on my face.” He was unfazed and this motivated the Monroe, Louisiana native even more by converting most of his points in his amazing 105-point game from the free throw area, where he made 45 out of 53 attempts. But what’s even more mind-blowing about Harris is that this was no single-game fluke or a stroke of luck. He scored 98 points only seven days after his 105-point game to lead Swift to a 157-147 victory over Presto Ice Cream.  Harris also scored 82 points in Swift’s conquest of Purefoods in Davao City a day before that record-breaking feat.  Before all of these scoring exploits, he actually “introduced” himself to the league with an 87-point performance in his debut in routing the San Miguel Beermen, 134-106. He also had 69, 57, and 54-point games throughout the season, ending up with a record 60.4 scoring average. Best achievement The best achievement of them all was that he steered the Mighty Meaties to the RFM franchise’s first-ever PBA championship by sweeping the 7-Up Uncolas in the Finals, 4-0. It was the current Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao’s first title. After his high-flying PBA stint, Harris tried his luck in the NBA via short 10-day deals with the Boston Celtics, but fell short with a mere 5-point clip in 14 games—a far cry from the fearsome offensive form he displayed in the PBA. He has since distanced himself from professional play, and now heads a sports apparel, supplies and equipment company in Los Angeles. Hackett, on the other hand, also did not engage in competitive basketball after his spectacular PBA run from 1985 to 1988, although he had once served as an assistant coach for a school in his native Jacksonville, Florida, and is now a sales consultant for a wine and beverage firm. But even if Harris or Hackett’s storied scoring feats and iconic stints did not replicate on their real home courts and since hung their jerseys for other careers, their astounding on-court achievements in the PBA remain an inspiration for greatness in this basketball-crazy nation......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez take on volleyball-basketball crossover challenge

Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez celebrated their ‘monthsary’ by flexing their mad hops. The Phenoms took on a ‘quarantine challenge’ with their volleyball-basketball crossover video. Ravena on his Instagram account on Tuesday a video of him dunking off a set from his Creamline Cool Smashers star girlfriend.         View this post on Instagram                   We tried our own thing ???? #QuarantineChallenge #YouCantStopUs . . . . . Advance Monthsary post ???? I love you @alyssa_valdez2 A post shared by Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena15) on May 26, 2020 at 2:07am PDT Not to be outdone, Valdez tweeted a video of her stuffing an alley-oop jam off a lob from her NLEX Road Warriors beau. EZ ???????? — Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) May 26, 2020 The couple just celebrated their fourth anniversary last month......»»

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