Month: November 2019

Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Old habits die hard and Caron Butler knows that well.One year removed from the NBA, but he still can’t shake off his straw-chewing routine.ADVERTISEMENT Role players save Arellano in 2OT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Butler, a journeyman who played for nine NBA teams in his 14-year career, has also become a willing mentor for the up-and-comers.“I’m working while also staying connected to the game of basketball, talking and educating while also seeing some of my young guys that still need that guidance that even when I’m not in the locker room, I could come from a different objective and different place where I could give valuable pieces of information to them,” he said.Butler is encouraging players to be more vocal about their advocacies and take the opportunity that basketball provides to be a positive influence to their thousands of fans, especially in the age where it’s easy to connect to everyone through social media.“I think it’s great when you see athletes outside of what they’re considered to be. Whenever you have a talent, you want them to stay in that bubble as that talent. All you want to see them do is play basketball or play football. People are human beings, they have feelings. It’s good to see athletes use their platform and following to educate to the best of their knowledge and talk about things that is a problem. I want to see more of it,” he said.“The only thing I say is you’re an athlete and you do that, educate yourself on what you’re talking about. If you want to go out there and be vocal, be sure that you’re educated enough to talk about these things and answer the questions.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten my hand on some straw since I landed. But I’m gonna drop at the nearest McDonald’s and get some straw, the red, yellow, and white one. You’ll see that in my mouth,” Butler playfully shared on Thursday as he met the press at NBA Store in Trinoma.But don’t get distracted with what he’s chewing, but rather focus on what he’s saying as the 37-year-oldpost-basketball career as an ambassador for the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m doing a lot of things, which is coming out and using my platform to inspire and tell the story of the game of basketball from my eyes and what I’ve seen. I’ve also been staying busy doing case studies and enrolling in the University of Harvard while being a father of four girls. That keeps me busy,” he said.Being a basketball ambassador has also allowed Butler to venture into new things that are still close to the game like doing color commentary for the league’s broadcast. MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Caron Butler remains close to the game a year out of the NBA57 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View commentslast_img read more

Just over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES TOKYO — Tokyo’s main Olympic stadium is starting to take shape as structures of what will become spectator stands are being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.ADVERTISEMENT With its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki, during a visit to the site Tuesday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. He said all possible technology must be mobilized to finish by the November 2019 deadline. Suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSuzuki cited the suicide earlier this year of a worker linked to overwork, or “karoshi,” and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project.The stadium delay was part of Japan’s troubled Olympics preparations, underscoring a widespread lack of cost-control. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

UAAP women’s hoops: UST claims solo 2nd, La Salle stops skid

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas took sole possession of the second seed early in the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament after stopping Far Eastern University, 73-67, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Jem Angeles put up 21 points to pace the Golden Tigresses who improved to 3-1, half-a-game behind leader National U that holds a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ WWE legend Rick Flair vows to ‘never drink again’ after near-death experience LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Anjel Aries was a reliable second option for UST as she finished with 18 points while Sai Larosa did the dirty work with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.Valerie Mamaril had 21 points to lead the 2-2 Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other game, De La Salle snapped its three-game losing streak after taking down University of the Philippines 76-64.Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan combined for 33 points to lead the Lady Archers against the 0-4 Lady Maroons. View commentslast_img read more

Perez grateful for immense trust from ‘hero’ Robinson

first_imgRobinson on late foul: Refs make mistakes too View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThroughout his collegiate career, which has seen him make stops at three schools, CJ Perez had one person he could always lean on: coach Topex Robinson.That’s why the leading Most Valuable Player candidate finds no shame in calling the youthful Lyceum mentor his hero.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Coach always tells us to think about who our hero is. Actually, he’s the one I look up to, and I look at him as my hero,” said Perez on the heels of Lyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations on Thursday.Buying into Robinson’s system has allowed not only Perez, but the rest of the Pirates to flourish this season leading to an outright Finals berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlaying inspired through the course of the year, the Pirates have awed the crowd as they established themselves as one of the best collegiate teams in the country — all while wearing smiles on their faces.For Perez, Lyceum will not be where it is right now if not for its head coach, who have always defrayed the credit to his players. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “He gets mad at me, but he’s really the one I see as my hero. He gives me so much trust. When I was struggling, he was always there helping me and pushing me on what to do. He never stops motivating me,” the energetic forward said.This dynamic between the player and the coach has also bore fruits for the 23-year-old, as he emerged as a clear frontrunner for this season’s MVP award.But winning the plum is the least of Perez’ concerns.“All we’re thinking of right now is inspiring people, especially the ones who watch us. Now, we have the chance to show our talents and we’d like nothing more but to inspire everyone who sees us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion UP NEXT76ers: Host the Hawks on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit the Knicks on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Harden scored 29 points and Gordon had 25.Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points and entered the fourth quarter up 92-80. Houston’s reserves rallied without Harden to cut the lead to five early in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEmbiid, who played through a right hand contusion, gave Houston’s defense fits when he got the ball and was disruptive in the paint on the defensive end. Backup point guard T.J. McConnell frequently pressured Harden defensively for Philadelphia, adding 11 points and five assists off the bench.Philadelphia controlled the first quarter by putting up a season-high for points in a quarter, leading Houston 37-27 entering the second. The Rockets closed the gap in the second quarter, capped off by a fast-break dunk from Gordon following a steal off a bad pass from Simmons that cut Philadelphia’s lead to two points. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON—-Ben Simmons had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Joel Embiid added 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.After losing 105-104 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Eric Gordon in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, the 76ers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Rockets, winning in Houston for the first time since Feb. 16, 2011.The Rockets missed nine of their last 10 shots, scoring just four points in the final 3:28 and dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 76ers led 58-56 at halftime.The Rockets were able to overcome an off shooting night by overwhelming Philadelphia at the free-throw line where they made 28 of 38 attempts, compared to just 17 of 24 for the 76ers.Former Rockets forward Robert Covington had four steals for the 76ers, adding five points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.TIP-INS76ers: SG JJ Redick missed his third straight game with lower back tightness. … PG Markelle Fultz (shoulder) missed his fourth straight game. Fultz is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in three weeks, the 76ers said Sunday.Rockets: Nene entered the game questionable with left Achilles soreness but played 10 minutes in the game, getting seven points, three rebounds and a block off the bench. . After shooting 17-for-35 (48.5 percent) in a three-game road trip, PF Ryan Anderson shot 2-for-9 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Tiger Woods to return in the Bahamas Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Belingon eyes huge win in Manila, ONE title shot

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Belingon (16-5) failed in his first attempt to dislodge reigning ONE Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandez from his throne in their clash in January last year.But since that setback, the 30-year-old has made tremendous strides, racking up thrilling victories against Muin Gafurov, Toni Tauru, and finally, Reece McLaren last August.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena, Belingon is seeking to add Chung (5-0) to his growing list of victims as he eyes another crack at the title.“My mindset remains to showcase my skills and remain focused on executing the game plan. My team and I have devised a tremendous strategy in dealing with my next opponent. Even though I have scored some recent knockouts, I am not going in there recklessly,” he said. “If at any point, I sense that my opponent is ready to go, and the knockout presents itself, I’m like a shark in a fish tank. There is no doubt I will go for the finish, and I will end matters quickly. I will strike my opponent until the referee pulls me off him.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Belingon is well aware of the caliber of the American Chung and the Baguio native made it clear that he’s not taking his upcoming match for granted.“My opponent is not easy, and I am not taking him for granted, which is why I am completely focused on my upcoming bout this November 10. This is a dangerous game we play, and we cannot underestimate anybody. I need to be at my absolute best so I can turn in another great performance for the fans. Competing in front of my hometown crowd, the pressure is on to score another huge victory,” he said.But Belingon is looking at this as a stepping stone in getting one more shot again at Fernandes as he looks forward on showcasing how capable he is joining the ranks as ONE’s world champions.“I want to show everybody that I am the real title challenger-in-waiting. I have realized my mistakes in my first encounter with Bibiano, and I have worked hard to erase those flaws. He is a great world champion, but I feel things will go differently if we ever meet again. The time will come when I will be able to showcase my improvements,” he said.“I know I will meet Bibiano again in that cage, and when that day comes, I need to be prepared. There is not a day that has passed that I have not thought about that first bout. But for now, my objective is to win against Kevin Chung on November 10.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img View comments Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’03:491.8M visitors expected at Manila North Cemetery for ‘Undas’ 201901:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Dame time: Lillard’s 3 gives Trail Blazers 113-110 win over Lakers ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinner of three straight bouts, Kevin Belingon believes that scoring a decisive win against Kevin Chung at ONE: Legends of the World will be the bout to put him in the conversation for the promotion’s bantamweight title once again.“Make no mistake about it: my performances in the cage as of late are a message to the organization and to the reigning ONE Bantamweight Champion. I am coming for that belt, and no one can stop me. Whoever they put in front of me, I will be looking to destroy. I am a man on a mission,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LeBron’s late defense helps Cavs edge Heat without Love Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Canaan injures his foot, landing awkwardly, after being fouled by the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — Suns guard Isaiah Canaan broke his left ankle Wednesday night in a gruesome injury against the Dallas Mavericks.The backup point guard was fouled as he drove to the basket in the final seconds of the first quarter. His ankle gave way on a hard, awkward landing, and his left foot was pointing in the wrong direction as his body tumbled to the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img As trainers rushed to Canaan, the crowd groaned and some of his shocked teammates covered their eyes or looked away. Phoenix guard Devin Booker pulled his jersey over his face.Team doctor Tom Carter twisted the foot and ankle back into their proper positions and said afterward that Canaan never uttered a word of pain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was loaded onto a stretcher and wheeled off the court.“It’s hard for fans and everyone sitting right there, and teammates especially, a guy they battle with every day. It’s their friend on and off the court,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. “I used the timeout to let us say a quick prayer and get us refocused again to keep playing. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “Not much can we do. He was in the hands of our medical staff and we trust they do their job and we had to keep doing ours.”Phoenix won 102-88 to halt a five-game losing streak.Triano said Canaan would undergo surgery on Thursday.In his fifth NBA season, Canaan was signed by the Suns on Dec. 13 after being waived by Houston on Oct. 28. He began the night averaging 9.4 points and 4.2 assists in 18 games with Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Rhodes overwhelmed with first career Finals, but knows he has more to do

first_imgMOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I got emotional, I almost cried on the court, and [Chris] Ross just told me ‘we got more to do, and we gonna get ready for it.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “It’s overwhelming, I just want to thank God for blessing me to get that, this is my first Finals I’ve ever been in my whole career,” said Rhodes after their 109-102 Game 4 win over the Hotshots Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This really means a lot to me,” added Rhodes, who played in Spain, Turkey, and Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNot even during his time at Mississippi State saw him reach the promised land, and now that San Miguel has given him the opportunity to claim his first title, Rhodes could not help but feel like a wide-eyed high schooler.“Words can’t really describe the feeling, but I will go home and celebrate,” said Rhodes, who finished with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double. “I will celebrate like I’m in high school.” WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel import Charles Rhodes has played professional basketball for close to a decade now and for a man who’s journeyed so much in his career it’s surprising he’s never experienced a championship series.That drought, though, has ended as the Beermen clinched the first spot in the Finals in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after eliminating Star in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ratliffe says Fajardo ‘best Asian player’ he’s ever faced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

SMB guards Cabagnot, Ross lead BPC stats race

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Completing the top 10 are Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar (32.400 SPs), Meralco’s Baser Amer (30.714 SPs), San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter (30.188 SPs), GlobalPort’s Terrence Romeo (29.667 SPs), and Ginebra’s LA Tenorio (29.563 SPs).Meanwhile, Star reinforcement Ricardo Ratliffe continues to top the imports after helping the Hotshots advance to the semifinals.The returning import netted 61.556 SPs after averaging a league-best 32.22 points, 20.78 rebounds, 2.89 assists, and 2.33 blocks in his nine games this conference.At distant second is Greg Smith, who gathered 52.909 SPs for Blackwater.Rounding out the top five are Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (52.500 SPs), Alaska’s Cory Jefferson (47.417 SPs), and Phoenix’s Jameel McKay (46.455 SPs).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Cabagnot continued his stellar play as he averaged 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.2 steals in the semifinals to help the Beermen advance to the championship round.Ross, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, meanwhile, normed 13.2 markers, 5.2 boards, as well as racking a league-best 8.1 assists and 2.9 steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDefending three-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo is in third place with 33.067 SPs to complete the San Miguel trio leading the pack for the individual plum.GlobalPort slasher Stanley Pringle dropped to fourth place with his 32.538 SPs, while TNT star Jayson Castro moved into fifth place with 32.467 SPs. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer’s star backcourt of Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross suddenly find themselves tied for the top spot in the Best Player of the Conference statistical race through the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.The tabulation released early Monday saw pacesetter Cabagnot now at joint first place with Ross, who jumped from eighth place after the eliminations, with identical 34.125 statistical points (SPs).ADVERTISEMENT Host France whips Philippines in Fiba 3×3 World Cup 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

Standhardinger says relationship with Chot now at a higher level

first_imgTAIPEI – It may have been “no big deal” to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes, but that incident in the game against Iraq on Thursday night in the Jones Cup Invitational is something that Christian Standhardinger values a lot.“I have much respect for coach,” Standhardinger said while seated beside Reyes when someone pointed out that he was able to move on after being sent back to the locker room by the firebrand Gilas coach with 4:55left in that game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Standhardinger proves he is worthy of Fiba Asia spot“It (incident) took our relationship to the next level,” the 6-foot-7 Filipino-German said. “I hope we will be successful throughout the years.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThat scene in the Iraq game was a cause for concern as far as Filipino fans here were concerned, as Reyes had his hardworking center troop back to the dugout by himself while the game was going on.READ: Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’ Lyceum stays unbeaten at 3-0, holds down San Sebastian FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Reyes didn’t approve of a cheap shot Standhardinger gave on an Iraqi player, an act that got him thrown out of the game for a second deliberate foul.Standhardinger scored nine points, had two rebounds and two steals in a 91-80 loss to Lithuania on Friday.“I don’t think it was a solid game,” he said after playing almost 21 minutes. “I can do much better.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor PLAY LIST 02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more