Jamaica needs strong MVP

first_imgWest Indies cricket is now more a source of sadness and depression than the vehicle of inspiration and pride it once was for the Caribbean and the Jamaican people. The Sunshine Girls have fallen short of expectations in their most recent outings, which, in itself, is quite disappointing. The unpredictability of the Reggae Boyz make them a risky emotional investment going into the next round of World Cup Qualifying. The only major sport that continues to deliver emphatically and consistently for Jamaica at the highest level is track and field. Beijing 2015 is still fresh in our minds. Jamaica finished an impressive second in the standings with 12 medals, including seven gold, two silver, and three bronze. Of those 12 medals won in Beijing, Maximum Velocity and Speed (MVP) Track Club athletes had a part to play in winning seven, including four gold, one silver, and two bronze. The importance of the Stephen Francis-led MVP to the overall success of the Jamaican track and field programme cannot be overstated. It is, therefore, of national importance that MVP continues to be strong and successful in turning out and maintaining top-class athletes. The recent trend of top athletes leaving the MVP track club is now becoming worrying. Michael Frater, Melaine Walker, Asafa Powell, and Sherone Simpson left previously and are being followed now by Kaliese Spencer, Christine Day, Natasha Morrison, and more. Not only have they all walked away, but they all seem to have come out with the same acrimonious complaints aimed at head coach, Francis. From the outside looking in and simply analysing the complaints of the athletes leaving the club, one common thread seems to be Francis’ dictatorial style, as well as his club regulations. National 400-metre champion Christine Day recently summed it up, saying coach Francis wanted her – after a decade at the club – to revert to being the same person she was at 18 or 19 when she first came into the club. She quite rightly opined that was impossible, because she will never be a teenager again. Francis is a dedicated student of the sport of track and field. He is totally consumed by his craft, which is why he is so good at what he does. Like all of us, coach Francis has weaknesses. I think the weakness relevant to this unfolding situation is his people skills. Coach Francis needs to first realise and then accept that his style and method of dealing with a desperate, hungry, subservient teenager cannot be the same in dealing with an established athlete with an international profile, reputation, and status and some money in the bank. The natural human reaction to the perception of that kind of behaviour is to exercise the choice to walk away. The fact that athletes the calibre of Spencer and Day have now actually walked away, is a function of them now being in a position to walk away. If we extricate the egos from this situation and even assume that Francis and MVP will produce adequate replacements for the athletes who left, that is not necessarily the best possible outcome to this scenario. It would be to the benefit of MVP, the athletes involved, and indeed to Jamaica if these quality athletes were able to remain at MVP and continue their development in addition to, and not at the expense of, the new stars who will emerge. The question is, will these egos ever be extricated? One suggestion I’ve heard is that the other principals of MVP should totally assume the area of communication with the athletes within their ranks, and indeed with the public at large, and that Francis should stick exclusively to coaching. Great theory, but will that ever happen? I would not bet on it.last_img read more

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Workmanlike win for St George’s

first_img Today’s games St Mary’s College vs Norman Manley Ascot vs Denham Town Papine vs Kingston College St Catherine vs Ardenne Haile Selassie vs Jonathan Grant Pembroke Hall vs Meadowbrook Hydel vs St Jago Calabar vs Campion College Bridgeport vs Cumberland (Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.) St George’s College started the new ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football competition with a hard-fought victory against Tivoli Gardens High at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday. The 20-time champions had to work hard for the three points in the Group A clash. Last year’s top goalscorer in the Manning Cup, Alex Marshall, put the Light Blues ahead in the 45th minute and captain Dominic James added the other goal in the 74th minute. Marshall, with his pace and skill, tormented the Tivoli back-line. Tivoli’s goalkeeper, Ricardo Brown, made some fine saves to prevent St George’s from winning by a wider margin. Tivoli had their good moments but failed to trouble St George’s College custodian John Wilson. Marshall, who was away in the summer on trial at St Pauli FC in Germany, says it was a hard game, but the important thing is the three points earned. “I was not at 100 per cent, so I am going back to training to work harder. It is always good to start a competition with a win and we are thankful for the result”, Marshall told The Gleaner. “It’s a team sport, so although I’m targeted, we play to help each other,” the 18 year-old shared. St George’s College assistant coach, Marcel Gayle described the victory as “a workmanlike performance.” “We were pushed to the limit by the Tivoli team today, but it was important to start on a winning note,” Gayle said. On the other hand, Tommy Ricketts, coach of Tivoli High, blamed faulty finishing for his team’s second consecutive defeat from two games.last_img read more

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Phoenix trial begins for NBA players accused of assault

first_imgThe Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015.Hood told Phoenix police that he was repeatedly punched and kicked while sustaining a fractured nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHood is an acquaintance of the Morris brothers and reportedly had a falling-out with them in 2010.The 6-foot-9 Morris twins became teammates in 2013 when Marcus was traded to the Suns. View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Marcus was traded to the Boston Celtics in July 2017, and Markieff is now with the Washington Wizards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Forward Markieff Morris #5 of the Washington Wizards celebrates during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX — A trial will begin for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago.Maricopa County Superior Court officials announced the trial’s upcoming jury selection will start Wednesday morning.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start UAAP: Tamaraws trounce Warriors for first win MOST READlast_img read more

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NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up His choice of new hairstyle caught the ire of retired NBA forward Kenyon Martin who accused the Harvard graduate of “wanting to be black.” MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lin quipped back with a reverent response, claiming he did it out of respect for the black culture and also pointed out Martin’s tattoo bearing Chinese characters.In a video uploaded by TMZ, the 14-year NBA veteran apologized to Lin, but claimed his new hairdo still looked ridiculous.He also explained that his comments were supposed to be light-hearted, but was eventually blown out of proportion by some netizens.“This was never meant to be racial. It was thought of as what would’ve been done in our locker room,” Martin said in a separate report from Sports Illustrated. “It would’ve been jokes. We would’ve been making jokes.”The one-time NBA All-Star added that Lin is a grown man who could style his hair whichever he pleased.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is perhaps best known for two things: his daredevil drives to the hoop and his penchant for rocking multiple hairstyles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 29-year-old Asian-American point guard recently unveiled his boldest choice yet—a set of bushy dreadlocks, which is most often sported by African-American athletes.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img DAY6 is for everybody “He has the right to rock any hairstyle he wants. It got out of control. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than banter,” he explained.“Jeremy is an athlete and I would hope he understood that this was in fun and not to offend and as long as he’s not offended that’s all that matters. I wish him well.”Martin added that he already reached out to Lin personally, but continues to receive negative comments from people online.“People were sending messages to my son. Like, no. Say whatever to me and about me. I have thick skin. I know what my intentions were,” Martin said. “But then those are the things that are coming across. You n**ga this. Your n**ga that.”Aside from his Player’s Tribune piece about cultural appropriation, Lin also detailed the matter further to Brooklyn Nets reporter Anthony Puccio.  Khristian Ibarrola /raJeremy Lin spoke extensively about Kenyon Martin’s comments after the game: pic.twitter.com/JaDH1Du8V0— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) October 6, 2017 View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey says Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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Porzingis hits tiebreaking 3, Knicks beat Hornets

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and New York beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-113 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory.The Eastern Conference player of the week was held below 30 for only the third time in 10 games this season, but he delivered when it mattered, scoring seven points in the final 2:32.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat gave him 300 points through 10 games, two more than Bernard King had to open 1984-85.“The sweetest thing for us, the best thing for us, would be to make the playoffs. This means nothing,” Porzingis said. “If we can keep winning and I’ll keep doing what I have to do, then the real reward will come.” “Too many mistakes down the stretch,” Walker said. “We made some really bad mental mistakes at the end and they capitalized. This is stuff we’ve got to learn from. We’ve got to be better with our execution.”The Hornets were 7 of 9 from 3-point range in the first quarter and led 41-32. They increased the lead to 69-58 at halftime even with the Knicks hitting 61 percent of their shots in the first 24 minutes.TIP-INSHornets: Howard was listed as probable before the game with a sprained right foot, though coach Steve Clifford didn’t seem concerned that Howard would have to sit. … Walker snapped out a shooting slump by going 8 for 16 from the field. He was 8 for 27 during the Hornets’ losses to San Antonio and Minnesota.Knicks: The Knicks (6-4) are over .500 after 10 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title. … Enes Kanter scored 14 points.COMEBACK KIDSThe Knicks have come from at least 15 points down in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 18 and 20 against Utah and Charlotte.STRENGTH OF SCHEDULEThe Hornets have not only had a tough schedule to open the season, but they had to play it short-handed. Nicolas Batum has missed all 11 games with a sprained left elbow, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has missed five. Charlotte has played Houston, Minnesota, San Antonio and Memphis, some of the strongest teams in the Western Conference.“With the schedule that we’ve played, if you would have told me no Nic, really no MKG, missing Cody (Zeller) for a number of games, that we’d be 5-5 with this sked, I’d be fine with it,” Clifford said before the game. “We have a good team. This is by far the most talented team we’ve had since I’ve been there, and you can’t play without two starters. Not at the wing position or anywhere else.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img UP NEXTHornets: Visit Boston on Friday.Knicks: Visit Orlando on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Legendary FEU volleyball coach Kid Santos passes way Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Doug McDermott added a season-high 20 points off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 for the Knicks, who have won six of seven after an 0-3 start. New York shot 60 percent from the field to catch up and eventually pass Charlotte.Asked what has keyed the Knicks’ turnaround, McDermott said: “Just unselfish play and having a guy like KP who is playing the best basketball in the NBA, borderline.”Kemba Walker, Dwight Howard and rookie Malik Monk each had 21 points in the Hornets’ third straight loss.The Knicks, who erased a 19-point deficit against Indiana in their last game, were down 15 in this one before mounting a charge in the fourth quarter with Porzingis on the bench. They cut it to four with about 7 minutes left, but Howard converted a follow shot and Walker banked in a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 109-100 with 5:34 to play.New York answered with four 3-pointers in a 14-2 run, with Porzingis’ clutch shot from straightaway making it 114-111. His drive to the basket with 11 seconds remaining made it 116-113, and Monk missed a 3-pointer before Walker lost the ball out of bounds on the sideline.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks hangs on the rim after dunking the ball in the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. ages/AFPNEW YORK — No Knicks player has ever started a season like Kristaps Porzingis.He won’t celebrate now, since he only cares about the finish.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Alapag takes notice of Bolick, Perez: ‘A lot of talent, athleticism’

first_imgView comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s an exciting time for Philippine basketball. Like what coach Chot said earlier, this program has gone so far since 2007 in Tokushima,” he said.“We still see guys like Jayson (Castro), Japeth (Aguilar), June Mar (Fajardo), and Gabe (Norwood) who played in Spain and are still here to help the next generation. Then you have Bolick and CJ Perez who are going to be the future of the Gilas program, so it’s good to see everybody here and now the work begins.”The 2023 Fiba World Cup is still five years away, but Alapag knows the importance of letting the young guns learn as early as now.“You can never start too early. The dribble drive system allows us Filipino players to take advantage of our strengths our speed, quickness, ability to shoot from the perimeter and our creativity. Filipino players are very creative in how we handle the ball and how we can get to the rim and finish,” he said.“So I think for them, being a part of the program is something that they will remember for the rest of their careers. For these younger guys to compete against the veterans this early, it’s only going to help them improve. It’s that youthful energy mixing with great mentors in the veterans who have already experienced so much. I think these young guys will be able to learn a lot from them.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo will still ‘definitely’ be part of Gilas in 2023, says Austria Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “Bolick and CJ, having watched them in the last NCAA Finals, there’s a lot of talent, a lot of young energy, a lot of athleticism out here. I’m excited for them,” the former Gilas captain said.Standout performances from Bolick and Perez shouldn’t come as a surprise given their accomplishments in the collegiate and amateur levels.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBolick led San Beda to back-to-back NCAA titles and took Cignal HD to the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup crown where was even named MVP while Perez was the anchor of Lyceum’s impressive run in the NCAA Season 93 where the Pirates pulled off an 18-0 elimination round sweep.But Alapag wasn’t just fixated on the pair as he also expressed his excitement upon seeing the influx of young talent in the national team pool. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick and CJ Perez had memorable duels this past NCAA season for their respective schools San Beda and Lyceum, but as members of coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” list, their impressive work on Monday’s evening practices at Meralco Gym caught the eye of one national team deputy.The two got the attention of Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag, who observed the short practice session where Bolick, Perez and the rest of the young bloods worked out with the veteran national team members.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Belangel stars as Ateneo completes UAAP juniors sweep

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas stayed in the semifinals hunt after taking down defending champion and third-running Far Eastern University-Diliman, 64-62, while Adamson beat La Salle-Zobel, 75-51.Finishing the elimination round with similar 7-7 slates, UST and Adamson will dispute the last Final Four spot.MVP frontrunner CJ Cansino didn’t want his final year to end in a whimper, collecting 26 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.University of the East also stunned UP Integrated School, 94-85 to cap off its campaign with a victory.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSJ Belangel took charge when it mattered the most to lift Ateneo over Nazareth School of National University, 78-68, for a perfect 14-0 sweep in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.The 19-year-old point guard fired 12 points in the last three minutes as the Blue Eagles held off a late fightback by the Bullpups.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year He finished with 31 points, seven rebounds, and three steals to carry Ateneo to an outright Finals berth.Dave Ildefonso chipped in 16 markers and six boards, while Kai Sotto posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds on top of three blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMiguel Oczon led NU with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Rhayyan Amsali added 13 points and nine boards in the defeat.The Bullpups remain in second place with an 11-3 record as they will have a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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LeBron says he ‘will definitely not shut up and dribble’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James #23 of Team LeBron is introduced for for the upcoming 2018 NBA All-Star game during practice at the Verizon Up Arena at LACC on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty ImagesLOS ANGELES — LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation’s political climate Saturday during his media availability for the NBA All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT James referenced Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and Jackie Robinson as athletes who previously spoke up for equality and change without concerns about the consequences or any rewards.“We know it’s bigger than us,” James said. “It’s not about us. I’m going to continue to do what I have to do to play this game that I love to play, but this is bigger than me playing the game of basketball.”James was backed at media day by several All-Stars including Stephen Curry, Paul George, Draymond Green and Durant. They all believe athletes have an important opportunity to advocate for positive social change.“We’re a part of what’s going on this world, what’s going on in this society, just as much as anybody else,” said George, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward from nearby Palmdale, California. “We’re fathers. We’re sons. We’re brothers. We’ve got family to look after. We’re connected as deeply in this as anybody else is. For someone to go out and say, ‘Stick to dribbling a basketball,’ that’s pretty ignorant. That just goes to show you where we are as a country right now.”Curry called the Fox News host’s comments and dismissive tone “aggressive and just out of line … but not surprising, because I’ve heard that plenty of times before.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Resurgence Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo02:31Palace ‘not bothered’ by Trump OK on US ban vs De Lima jailers02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I will not just shut up and dribble,” James said. “I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important.”James spoke publicly afer Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized the three-time NBA champion for his recent comments about social issues. James previously responded with an Instagram post containing similar sentiments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” James said. “I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society. I mean too much to the youth. I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”James made the initial public comments in question during a recent video segment on Uninterrupted, a platform co-founded by James. He was joined by Kevin Durant, and both superstars were sharply critical of President Donald Trump and the nation’s racial climate. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “That’s the tone that people (utilize to) try to put athletes and black athletes in a box, to say, ’Basketball is the only thing that you can provide in this world,’” Curry said. “It’s really, obviously, very upsetting. I think the way that we handle the response is to highlight all the good that we’re doing … Every single NBA athlete here that plays this game, that’s not what we’re about. That’s not all that we contribute to this world.“Guys are going out, putting resources and funds, and raising awareness in the community and trying to make the world a better place through what we do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

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Archers rip Generals by 32; Blazers also win big

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Still, Benilde coach Ty Tang praised his boys for a job well done.“It isn’t about who we play but how we play. And how we can become consistent,” Tang said as he continued to whip his crew into fine shape for the coming NCAA where he could expect to play a Lyceum side that would be armed to the teeth all the time.Clement Leutcheu led Benilde with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Yankee Haruna added 14. Carlo Young chipped in 11 points.Lyceum was led by Jesper Ayaay’s 14 points with Ralph Tansingco adding 12.ADVERTISEMENT De La Salle University’s new recruits delivered and the Archers’ defense was unrelenting on Friday in an 83-51 creaming of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chua top Pinoy qualifier in PH bowling Open Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ It was the fourth straight win for La Salle, which claimed a tie for the early lead with bitter rival Ateneo in Group A.Also winning big was College of St. Benilde, which demolished Lyceum, 92-68, in an earlier game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSave for Lyceum scoring the game’s first basket, the Blazers were in the lead all afternoon at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan as Benilde remained one of a handful of unbeaten sides.Lyceum took a third loss in four matches as the Pirates continued to play without some of their stalwarts that helped them win the PBA D-League championship a few weeks back. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Stakes raised in semis clash

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Coach’s trust proves vital for Pirates Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Would it be sweet beating them (Beermen)? Yes, simply because they’re the best team in the league. And for us, that’s enough motivation,” he said.Alaska has never gone this far in a tournament since that debacle, and this has been a sweet campaign for the Aces considering all the adversity they have gone through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It also is a validation that this team is not Calvin Abueva’s alone, with Alaska finishing the elimination round as the No. 2 seed even with their superstar power forward on indefinite suspension by management.“Nothing has changed,” Compton replied when asked if there’s a chance Abueva suits up in these playoffs. “I will let you know once something is up. But as of now, nothing has changed.” Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s a lot at stake for both San Miguel Beer and Alaska when they start their best-of-five Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday night, with the Beermen having a dynasty to protect and the Aces needing to bury a haunted past.“I wouldn’t say that it’s a motivation, but it’s in there,” Alaska coach Alex Compton told the Inquirer recently when asked if that fateful 2016 Philippine Cup title series, where the Aces blew a 3-0 lead to lose in the best-of-seven playoffs, is still in their minds.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 6-foot-10 cornerstone is a matchup problem for any team with his agility, size and intellect. Alaska has no one to stop Fajardo one-on-one and this will make import Diamon Simpson’s job all the more difficult with Fajardo and Renaldo Balkman posing a two-pronged threat.And while there’s no doubt that San Miguel has the edge in manpower in every position, Austria still believes that the things that have given the Beermen this much success of late are the intangibles.“The composure, the experience and the willingness to win,” he said. “Pride will prevail in this series.”Compton didn’t give his charges any time to catch their breath even after wrapping up their quarterfinal clash with the Magnolia Hotshots after just one game.“Diamon has been with us for just over 10 days, and he needs to learn the system more,” Compton said.The winner of this series will advance to the Finals opposite the survivor of the Barangay Ginebra-Rain or Shine playoffs that start on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Beermen, meanwhile, shoots for a chance to defend its title and get another crack at completing an elusive second Grand Slam.Ever since June Mar Fajardo came of age, no team has been rated higher in any tournament than San Miguel.And because of that, coach Leo Austria knows that he and his boys come to every game with the proverbial bull’s-eye on their backs, which doubles the pressure in every outing but makes every conquest all the more fulfilling in the end.“For sure, they will come out hard,” Austria said a couple of days back after sweeping TNT KaTropa in their best-of-three quarterfinals and sealing this clash with the Aces. “Everybody wants to beat San Miguel and I am sure that (the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals) is still in their minds.”Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, will continue to be a worry of the Alaska defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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