JADCO looks to extend Russell’s ban

first_img Russell, a popular figure on the international cricket circuit, particularly in the Twenty20 format of the game, had committed an anti-doping whereabouts violation after missing three drugs tests in a 12-month period an offence that equates to a failed drug test under global anti-doping laws. His suspension was slated to end on January 30 2018, however if found guilty, Russell would not be eligible to play competitive cricket again until January 30 2019. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), led by lead counsel Langston Robinson has launched an appeal to increase the one year ban imposed on West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell, and is seeking the maximum two years penalty for the Jamaican cricketer. The dates for the appeal hearing was set for May 8 and May 9 at a preliminary hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday. The hearing will take place at the same venue. The appeal will be heard by a five-man local panel, which will be chaired by Justice Karl Harris. The other members of the panel are Justice Marva McIntosh, Dr Audley Betton, Dr Kurdell Espinosa and Dr Maria Smith, with Harris noting that he expects a prompt procedure. Russell’s lawyer, Patrick Foster, who also led his defence in the original hearing, couldn’t say much after yesterday’s preliminary procedure, but noted that situation while underlining their determination to oppose the appeal. “The chairman looks as if he is sensitive about misrepresentation, so I want to stick to the facts. But JADCO are saying that the one year penalty imposed is too low and that it should be a maximum of two years, and we will naturally be opposing it, although I don’t want to go into two much details,” Foster told The Gleaner. The Jamaican all-rounder was slapped with a 12-months’ ban by a three member tribunal of chairman Hugh Faulkner, Dr Majorie Vassell and Dixeth Palmer, on January 31, the day the ban started. Popular figurelast_img read more

Under Armour sends two UC players to Stephen Curry Asia Tour

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:13Almost 90 rogue cops dismissed under Gamboa’s watch01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return SPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ Under Armour also treated the media with a unique basketball experience as they played 3×3 basketball, competed in a three-point shootout, and taught new drills to improve on their basketball skills and physical condition.Get a chance to win an authographed gear from the Steph Curry by checking out IG underarmouph page. advt.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Cuyos and Orquez gained a chance to see 2x MVP, Under Armour ambassador in person after winning Under Armour 3×3 Under-18 Philippines title recently. The two were members of the victorious UC squad that captured the Under Armour 3×3 Southeast Asia Cebu crown and the Under Armour 3×3 Southeast Asia Philippines title in Manila.The two ballers from Cebu traveled on Wednesday to see Curry in the flesh at the event held at the Jungchang Gymnasium in Seoul Korea. They got a chance to interact with the NBA champion and learned new drills and tricks from the Golden State Warriors star during the all-expense paid trip by Under Armour Southeast Asia. They also received limited edition gears from Under Armour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Cuyos, 17, holds an impressive resume that includes being a two-time Cesafi All-Star, a two-time Cesafi runner-up, and a two-time runner-up in the Cebu City Olympics. He is also a Mandaue City Olympics Cebu Inter-High School, Cordua 1st Mayors’ Cup, and WJC 1st Cup champion.Orquez, 18, was a former member of the Holy Trinity High School in Alberta, Canada where he was an Edmonton Journal All-Star. In the Philippines, he helped UC win the Mandaue City Olympics Cebu Inter-High School champion.UC defeated University of Visayas, 15-14, in the thrilling final in the Cebu tournament before flying in to Manila to also make a big impression as the Webmasters beat Bounty A also in pulsating fashion, 21-20, in the championship match.Curry’s visit in Asia came following the launch of Curry3ZERO, the latest Under Armour shoeline for the NBA superstar. The Curry3ZERO made its formal launch in the Philippines a few weeks ago with Alaska Aces point guard Chris Banchero, Barangay Ginebra foward Jervy Cruz, San Beda standout Robert Bolick, actor JC De Verea, Letran star Rey Nambatac, Ms. Earth 2015 Angelica Gabrena Ong, coach Christian Luanzon, and UA’s newest ambassador Kali Huff attending the ceremony at The City Club Alphaland Makati Place.ADVERTISEMENT With its mission to empower athletes and making athletes better, Under Armour gave two lucky ballers a chance of a lifetime when University of Cebu’s John Bryl Cuyos and Virlou Orquez traveled to Seoul to witness Stephen Curry in his Asia Tour.ADVERTISEMENT Cuyos and Orquez also showed they have what it takes to be among the best players in the country as the UC squad overcame tough odds against teams from various parts of the Philippines to capture the two titles that will not be possible without the support of coach Joever Samonte and Atty. Estenso. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments Gallinari out of EuroBasket after breaking bone in hand 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubelast_img read more

Chaos ensues as McIntyre wins NXT title in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments In the night’s other matches, Asuka continued her 504-day NXT Women’s Championship reign as she survived a game challenge from Ember Moon, working on her challenger’s left arm all match long before submitting her with the Asuka Lock.Aleister Black also topped Hideo Itami in a highly physical matchup, which ended after the Dutch star nailed his Japanese foe with the Black Mass.Andrade “Cien” Almas won in the night’s opener after his valet Zelina Vega threw a #DIY shirt on Johnny Gargano, providing the distraction which led to the Mexican star hitting La Sombra on his opponent.ADVERTISEMENT PH finishes 4th in men’s water polo 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ It was supposed to be a crowning moment for the returning McIntyre, who made his comeback to the WWE umbrella after getting released in 2014. He survived a pair of Glorious DDTs from Roode and reversed the third before hitting the Claymore for the three-count.Unfortunately, his triumphant celebration was ruined after the Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish crashed the party and asserted themselves as the new force to be reckoned with in NXT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’O’Reilly and Fish earlier made their presence felt as they made a post-match attack after SAnitY dethroned the Authors of Pain to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe have just dethroned the defending champions after they hit a tandem neckbreaker on Rezar, before the indy duo left all of the competitors in a pile of heap. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her (From left to right) Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, and Kyle O’Reilly made immediate impact at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, attacking newly crowned NXT Champion Drew McIntyre. Photo by WWE.comDrew McIntyre finally realized his potential after winning the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Sunday (Manila time), but that may have come with a price.The Scottish star emerged as the biggest target in the locker room, which led to former Ring of Honor champion Adam Cole making immediate impact as he, alongside fellow independent standouts Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, attacked the newly crowned champion after his grueling match against Bobby Roode.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biado beat Vietnamese Duong Quoc Hoang, 9-5,in the championship round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Carlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLThe Philippines pocketed another gold medal in pool after Carlo Biado ruled the men’s 9-ball event in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This is the Philippines’ second gold medal in billiards after Chezka Centeno triumphed over Rubilen Amit in women’s 9-ball. ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Thrilling win for Centeno: ‘I thought I lost the gold’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View commentslast_img read more

PBA Finals heads to Philippine Arena for Game 5; Free rides provided

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 JAM Liner terminals in Buendia and Cubao have been designated as the pick-up and drop-off points.Departures for the Philippine Arena are as follows: Buendia terminal (1:40 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m) and Cubao Terminal ( 2:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra will also play its third game in the court, where it currently holds a 2-0 record.The Gin Kings topped TNT in the season opener in 2014, where the PBA, which was celebrating its 40th season, drew a record crowd of 52,612.Ginebra also beat fierce rival Star in the Manila Clasico duel on Christmas Day last year.Meanwhile, Meralco will have its first crack of the Bocaue court on Sunday.The PBA Commissioner’s Office also announced that free rides will be provided to the fans who will be coming from Metro Manila. Rides will be on a first come-first serve basis.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA game day at Philippine Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTo the Philippine Arena we go.Tickets for the much anticipated Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup between Ginebra and Meralco on Sunday are now available at Ticketnet and SM outlets.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum outlasts San Beda in 2OT, seals 18-0 sweep of NCAA elims It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? This will be the third time the league will hold games in the world’s biggest indoor arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, but it will mark the first time a Finals game will be held here.If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will also be played at the Philippine Arena.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 Gin Kings are leading the series, 2-1, but the Bolts have the momentum after their 94-81 Game 3 win on Wednesday.The two previous playdates held at Philippine Arena attracted massive crowds as the league set gate attendance records whenever it took the action up north. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Michele Gumabao confirms Binibining Pilipinas stint

first_imgThe news first circulated when Powerhouseph, a page dedicated to beauty pageants, posted last Jan. 6 a photo of Bb. Pilipinas’ candidates including Michele Gumabao.Gumabao was a key player of the De La Salle volleyball team. Currently, she is with Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League. /cbbMichele Gumabao applies for Bb. Pilipinas 2018, says report Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children PLAY LIST 01:16Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 award Volleybelle Michele Gumabao has confirmed that she will be competing in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant.Gumabao shared a photo on her Instagram account before dawn Tuesday with the caption “It’s official!! Feeling so blessed and excite to begin another journey!”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES As of this writing, the post of the 5-foot-10 stunner had more than 3,600 likes. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Michele’s stister, Kat, also confirmed the news on her own Instagram account by posting a photo of Michele wearing a modern baro’t saya.Kat said: “IT’S OFFICIAL! @gumabaomichele is a @bbpilipinasofficial 2018 candidate ️ I’m so proud of you Belles ”“Let your heart shine through and allow God to move and be seen in everything you do,” she added in her postADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kiefer’s a gem View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

KO duel

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESTNT KaTropa puts its string of quarterfinal appearances on the line against an equally determined Phoenix Petroleum squad on Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Texters haven’t missed the quarterfinals of the All-Filipino tournament since the 2007-2008 season, but the streak is under threat against the Fuel Masters, who are coming off a morale-boosting 104-100 victory over GlobalPort last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Petron clubs Finals tormentor MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario will team up for TNT against fellow Gilas Pilipinas mainstay and Phoenix star Matthew Wright, who had 32 points against GlobalPort.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Fuel Masters stunned the Texters, 74-72, in their lone meeting of the tournament, with Doug Kramer hitting the game-winning shot with eight seconds remaining on Feb. 8. Both teams finished with identical 5-6 records.The winner gets to advance to the playoff but books a clash against powerhouse defending champion San Miguel Beer, which owns a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Texters kept their bid alive for a playoff berth with a 101-75 conquest of NLEX Road Warriors on Wednesday with new acquisition Jericho Cruz sparkling with 17 points.“We’ve been struggling offensively and that’s no secret,” said TNT coach Nash Racela. “Our team has no depth and the addition of Jericho gives us that extra guy who could give major minutes.” UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Baptism of fire

first_imgView comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast While it seems to be a pressure-packed situation for Standhardinger, considering the controversy that arose with the trade that allowed him to go to the Beermen, the high-motor big man has done a good job mentally dialing down expectations.“I’m in a very nice position that for the first time in my career, I can really just focus on winning. I don’t have to focus on anything else,” he said, saying life with the Beermen is far different from the cut-throat nature of professional basketball in Europe.“Sometimes, when you have a one-year contract with a team, you have to focus on your stats because that’s how you’ll get another job. So you have to focus on winning and your stats,” Standhardinger added.“Here, all that matters is winning.”And don’t expect him to stray from that focus. After all, he isn’t new to the game.“I’m not a rookie,” Standhardinger said. “I’m talking facts here. You can’t call a 28-year-old who’s played five-year professional basketball in Europe and in Hong Kong as a rookie. I know that I’m not a rookie and I know my teammates know that, too.”The rest of the PBA is about to find out the same thing. —WITH A REPORT FROM RANDOLPH B. LEONGSONSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC He could be, they said, a defensive foil to the San Miguel Beer big man. And his offense could force the 6-10 Fajardo to spend more energy on the other end.Instead, the Beermen made him the top pick in this season’s rookie draft and the story has changed drastically: There is a palpable excitement over the kind of juggernaut the new Twin Towers could produce.The fact that San Miguel will be parading 6-9 import Troy Gillenwater makes the team’s frontline a sight to behold. Throw in veteran Arwind Santos, gunner Marcio Lassiter and guards Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross and it’s easy to expect the Beermen to pick up the second gem of a potential Grand Slam season.“I’m really more concerned on doing whatever I can to help San Miguel become successful,” said Standhardinger, who missed the Beermen’s championship run in the Philippine Cup due to his ABL stint.Game time is at 7 p.m., right after the 4:30 p.m. opener between leader Rain Or Shine (3-0) and Columbian (2-2).ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 UST01:55Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace02:14Carpio 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 Genuine Pinoy ‘basketbol’ hot on its way back MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Standhardinger has tried to calm expectations of his teamup with the Beermen.“They (Beermen) have a very great team already,” he said. “So my job is not to get in here and try to be a key piece or try to make something happen. My job is to really see what I can do and what I can personally do to make this great team a little bit better.”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 crownIt’s a tough story line to sell.When fans and experts first caught glimpse of the 6-foot-8 Filipino-German in a Gilas Pilipinas jersey, he was touted to be the big man that could give the Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo, owner of the last four MVP trophies, some competition. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAll the hype, all the talk, all the controversy stirred by Christian Standhardinger’s entry to the PBA via powerhouse San Miguel Beer shifts to a new narrative on Wednesday. In front of a curious crowd that will include practically every scout in the league, the celebrated No. 1 pick debuts with the team that has been No. 1 for the past few seasons.It’s almost like Meralco, the team that drew the—unfortunate?—card of testing Standhardinger’s debut with the Beermen in the Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia, is a mere footnote to this moment: A perfect situation for an underdog squad to think upset.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Duke’s Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

first_imgMOST READ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Allen put off turning pro after his sophomore and junior years because he enjoyed college and wanted to make another run at the Final Four. He averaged 14.1 points in his career and joined Grant Hill, Jon Scheyer, Danny Ferry, and Johnny Dawkins as the only Duke players with at least 1,900 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists.Allen’s leadership and ability to blend with four freshmen in the lineup last season, particularly after a switch to a zone defense in February, were crucial for the Blue Devils. Duke just missed another trip to the Final Four with an overtime loss to Kansas, after his bank shot over two defenders at the end of regulation hit the rim, bounced off the backboard and hit the rim again before rolling off.Now, Allen hopes to show teams these next few weeks that he is not only an intelligent player but the type of person NBA executives want in their locker room.“I just want to answer any questions they have,” he said. “Just kind of show my personality, just let these teams get to know me, get to know me outside of what they see on the court, not just what kind of player I’ll be on the floor but what kind of person they’ll have in the locker room as well.” Grayson Allen, from Duke, listens to a question as he speaks with reporters at the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — The way Grayson Allen sees it, he might as well attack this full-court press head-on.The guard from Duke understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons with the Blue Devils during which he attracted about as much attention for play that crossed the line as he did for his accomplishments on the court.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement callcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 He is projected as a late first-round or early second-round pick after helping Duke win a championship and at times attracting attention for the wrong reasons.The Atlantic Coast Conference reprimanded Allen for appearing to trip two players on purpose in 2016. He served a one-game suspension by coach Mike Krzyzewski and got stripped of his captain’s title in the 2016-17 season after he got caught tripping an opponent. Though he basically stayed out of trouble this past season, Allen hip-checked North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks in the ACC Tournament.And when it comes to the NBA, Allen no doubt has some explaining to do. With the draft on June 21, the next few weeks are his chance to ease any concerns league executives have, to show his emotions are under control.“I think the NBA, they like competitive guys,” he said.An overlooked member of a heralded recruiting class, Allen grabbed the spotlight as a freshman at the 2015 Final Four. He wound up providing a huge lift off the bench, scoring 16 points in the championship game victory over Wisconsin that gave Duke its fifth title.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “You have to address it, for sure,” he said Thursday at the league’s draft combine. “It’s something that comes from my competitiveness. Competitiveness that I’ve had as a player, competitiveness that was pointed in the wrong direction and went over the line. It’s obviously something that I needed to work on and address.”Allen said he’s gotten “a lot better” controlling his competitiveness, without losing it.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 crown“It’s something you don’t want to put away,” he said. “You don’t want to put competitiveness and emotion away, so you learn to play with it. You learn to use it for your team. That’s what I’ve been saying.”The question is whether Allen can channel that emotion in a positive direction. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Football Federation Australia unhappy at FIFA-backed report

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The current FFA congress is seen as one of the smallest in world football and lacking significant female representation.The CRWG report, which was completed to meet FIFA’s Tuesday deadline, has not been publicly released and its recommendations can only be revealed at FIFA’s discretion. FIFA commissioned the report to pressure the FFA to comply with statutes around the structure of national governing bodies after trying for several years to force change.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’FIFA is reported to be ready to approve the report’s recommendations and to demand they be adopted at an FFA special general meeting on Sept. 7. But that seems unlikely after FFA chairman Steven Lowy released a statement on Tuesday expressing opposition to aspects of the report.“There are many elements of the report which are positive steps and wholly supported by the FFA board,” Lowy said. “However, there are also some crucial aspects of the report which the FFA board does not believe are in the best interests of the game and are inconsistent with its guiding principles.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ SYDNEY — Football Federation Australia appears on course for a confrontation with FIFA after rejecting “some crucial aspects” of a review backed by the world body into the structure of football’s governing congress in the country.The congress review working group (CRWG) has made recommendations to FIFA for the expansion of the Australia congress after seven weeks of consultation with key stakeholders in Australian football.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Director plans Tokyo 2020 ceremonies ‘rich in Japanese spirit’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The FFA is thought to have enough support from state federations to vote down the changes. If the CRWG proposals are not passed, FIFA has the power to dismiss the FFA board and replace it with a committee which would run football in Australia.The FFA’s objection is reportedly to the balance of votes which would exist on an enlarged congress. The CRWG recommendations would see considerably more voting power handed to owners of teams in Australia’s professional A-League.State federations, who are supported by the FFA, fear that structure would diminish the power of grassroots or non-professional football. At the same time, the FFA’s recommendations for reform have been rejected by FIFA.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 awardlast_img read more