SBP starts forming best PH team for 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “It’s very heartwarming because without naming names, we’re getting a lot of volunteers from the PBA, especially from those who have already played 3×3 here and abroad. We at SBP pride ourselves that everyone who played 3×3 have improved when they returned to their mother teams,” he said.While this year’s World Cup is not a qualifier for any major tournaments, it is a good test for Filipinos ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where 3×3 basketballl will be played for the first time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Officials from the SBP and Fiba launch the logo for the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonThe Philippines is looking to make waves by parading the best team possible when it hosts the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup on June 8 to 12 at Philippine Arena.With still a few months to go before tournament, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is already in the process of coming up with a competitive roster.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We’re looking at being able to field the best team we can field. The 3×3 game is very different from the 5-on-5, so we expect to do well in this coming tournament,” said SBP executive director Sonny Barrios in the event launch Thursday at Bonifacio High Street.“We still don’t have a team. We will have to sit down. We have been talking about this for the past week also. Coach Eric Altamirano has been the one in charge of the 3×3 program of our national team. But coach Chot Reyes, as the overall national team head coaches’ leader, will be part of the discussion,” he said.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 folkLast year, the Philippines finished 11th in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France with the team represented by Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng, JR Quiñahan, and Jeron Teng.Barrios said that this early, players have already expressed their intentions to be part of the 3×3 team. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ngannou could go from homeless to UFC heavyweight champ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I think it’s just gonna be a really tough series and usually, really tough series’ end up being a long series,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We’ll prepare for seven and with that in mind, we’re gonna go out and try to play each game at a time.”READ: Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA FinalsFEATURED 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’There are many reasons to believe why the Beermen and the Gin Kings could likely go the full distance.Roster wise, the two teams are not only loaded in talent, they boast two of the biggest lineups in the league as well. Their respective imports in Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and San Miguel’s Renaldo Balkman are also do-it-all forwards. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The two teams also took similar roads to the finals. Both squads surprisingly opened the conference at the bottom of the standings before finding their groove late in the elimination round just in time to make the playoffs and hit their stride in the semifinals, ousting their higher-ranked foes in four games.READ: Fajardo says Slaughter ‘got stronger’ since return from injury“Ginebra is the hottest team in the league right now. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 games,” said SMB coach Leo Austria, wary of the kind of challenge Ginebra presents.Austria is six-for-six in the finals and is aiming to steer San Miguel to its seventh crown in 11 conferences, but he swears this championship clash with Ginebra is different from the rest.“It’s nice to be back here again and again and again,” he said. “This series is very interesting. It’s very different right now because we’re up against a very strong team.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between San Miguel Beermen and Ginebra Gin Kings. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA Finals is still three days away from tipoff but in a title series featuring two seemingly evenly-matched teams in San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra, a Game 7 is expected.“I won’t be surprised if this goes to a Game 7,” said San Miguel Beer governor Robert Non during the pre-finals press conference on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT NBA 3X PH returns for 8th straight year Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READlast_img read more

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Caricom silent on situation that is strangling Guyana’s democracy

first_imgDear Editor,Caricom should ensure that Governments have abiding respect for human rights, the rule and law, and take action to ensure social and economic justice, should also provide proactive, visionary leadership for promoting and reinforcing the spirit and commitment to regional integration, emphasizing transparency, accountability and operational excellence within all organs and institutions of Caricom countries.Caricom rests on four main pillars: economic integration; foreign policy coordination; human and social development; and security. “However I was shocked when Mr Pat Robinson was trying to protect Caricom for their silence and reluctance to speak out on the present political situation in Guyana.The Caribbean Court of Justice is a creation of Caricom, despite which countries may use it as their final Court, as such Caricom must ensure that the CCJ is not being made ineffective, as such must ensure that judgement issued must be honoured and respected by all stakeholders.The claims of Mr Pat Robinson that Caricom will continue to remain silent because they are not political is “total garbage ” since Caricom was one of the first organisations that spoken out on political situations in Guyana after the 15th December 1997 elections. In fact the then PPP/C Government has committed itself in facilitating every effort by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to have a successful intervention of a top-level CARICOM Goodwill Mission to Georgetown, to diffuse three weeks of tension that gripped the city after the PNC rejected the poll results. The Mission, comprising eminent Barbadian Sir Henry Forde, Guyanese Sir Shridath Ramphal, and Grenadian Sir Alister McIntyre, succeeded in getting minority leader Desmond Hoyte to agree to a poll audit, among other things, to agree with President Janet Jagan.In a press release on the 1st June 1998, (Ref#:43/1998/868), Caricom committed in playing a major role in the implementation of the Herdmanston Accord it brokered with Guyana’s political parties post 1997 elections unrest.So the question is why Caricom suddenly became dumb, deaf and blind on the present situation that is strangling Guyana’s democracy, but reacted in three weeks during the post elections unrest in 1997.Caricom silence may remain because the PPP/C is not destructive enough to get the attention of Caricom.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Bent and Hutton have been superb, claims Aston Villa boss Lambert

first_imgAston Villa manager Paul Lambert claims he’s delighted with how Darren Bent and Alan Hutton are performing this season.The pair spent last season away from Villa Park, at Fulham and Bolton respectively, but have been called upon this campaign by the Villans chief.And, with the club sat third in the Premier League, the Scotsman admits he’s pleased with the duo.“Alan Hutton’s been excellent,” Lambert told Call Collymore, following his side’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Hull City. “He’s been a credit to himself in the way he’s conducted himself over the last few years. He’s done everything professionally.“His performances, including the pre-season matches, have been outstanding.”When asked about Bent, Lambert continued: “Darren just needs a goal at the moment. He’s getting chances. That will come though because he’s a natural finisher.”last_img read more

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Sub Shikangwa hands Starlets CECAFA crown

first_imgThe 17-year old sealed and delivered the CECAFA crown three minutes from time with a thunderbolt on her favorite left foot to take the title comfortably into Kenyan territory.It was sweet revenge for Kenya who lost the 2016 final to the Tanzanians 1-0 in Jinja Uganda.Shikangwa finished off as the tournament’s top scorer, having scored in every match to finish with 10 and play a crucial role in handing the Starlets their first ever regional crown.She scored Kenya’s first and her ninth of the tournament in the 70th minute when she slotted home from the penalty spot after Donisia Minja’s handball in the box. Her second was off her trademark left foot as David Ouma’s side finally savored a trophy.Harambee Starlets midfielder Sheryl Angachi slides in to vie for the ball against Tanzania’s Mwanahamisi Omary during the CECAFA Women’s Championship final at the Chamazi Complex in Dar es Salaam on November 25, 2019. PHOTO/TFF/TwitterIt was a great ending to the year for Starlets who went all the way to the top four in the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, narrowly bowing out to Zambia after a 3-2 aggregate loss.The victory came just a day after the Starlets were nominated for the ‘Women’s team of the year’ category while head coach Ouma was shortlisted for the ‘Women’s coach of the year’ at next year’s CAF awards.Stars have made more history by winning the tournament without conceding a single goal and scoring a whooping 24 goals.Here are Starlets’ results at the tournamentGroup Stage: Ethiopia 0–2 Kenya; (Jentrix Shikangwa 79′(p), Cynthia Shilwatso 80′)Kenya 12–0 Djibouti; (Vivian Nasaka 13′, Jentrix Shikangwa 14′ 15′(p) 61′ 86′(p), Mwanahalima Adam 35′ 87′ 90′, Janet Bundi 45’+1, Mercy Airo 54′(p) 56′ 65′(p)Kenya 3–0 Uganda; (Mercy Airo 9′, Mwanahalima Adam 19′, Jentrix Shikangwa 90+2′)Semi-finals:Kenya 5–0 Burundi; (Dorcas Shikobe 14′, Jentrix Shikangwa 54′ 72′, Mwanahalima Adam 67′, Vivian Corazone 78′)Final:Kenya 2 – 0 Tanzania; (Gentrix Shikangwa 70’(p), 87’)0Shares0000(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before their CECAFA Women’s Championship Final against Tanzania at the Chamazi Complex in Dar Es Salaam on November 25, 2019. PHOTO/TFF/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Cool as ice, Gentrix Shikangwa stepped off the bench to net twice as Kenya’s Harambee Starlets clinched their maiden CECAFA Women’s Championship crown with a 2-0 victory over hosts Tanzania at the Chamazi Complex in Dar es Salaam on Monday evening.Shikangwa who had scored eight goals in the tournament before the final came on for the injured Janet Bundi early in the second half and proved to be the super sub, breaking the deadlock off the penalty spot in the 70th minute.last_img read more

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INISHOWEN MOTORS EXPRESS DELIGHT AS KIA WINS TOP PRIZE FOR RELIABILITY

first_imgMOTORING: Seamus Mclaughlin of Inishowen Motors has expressed his delight that Kia Motors has won a top prize for being the most reliable car brand, as buyers report the the least amount of problems out of all cars.McLaughlin, owner of the hugely popular car dealership Inishowen Motors told Donegal Daily, “If you’re looking for a good reliable car, you know Inishowen Motors should be your next stop this July. “Coupled with a 7 year warranty and low lifetime cost of ownership, it’s no surprise that Kia has won this award and their customers are happy with their purchase.”Kia Motors was ranked number one in the U.S. auto industry for quality by J.D. Power, a prestigious award in the car industry.Kia owners report fewer issues with their vehicles than all other car and truck brands in the U.S.Sportage (Small SUV) and Soul (Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle) recognized as best-in-segment; three additional models ranked among the top three in their respective categories (SEOUL) June 23, 2016 – Having transformed into an industry leader in design, quality and technology, Kia Motors reached historic new heights today when J.D. Power recognized the brand as the highest scoring nameplate in its 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) out of all 33 makes in the U.S.Kia’s rise to the top was driven by segment-leading performances from the Sportage and Soul, while Rio, Forte and Sorento all ranked in the top three of their respective categories.“Ranking number one in the entire industry for initial quality is the result of Kia’s decade-long focus on craftsmanship and continuous improvement, and reflects the voice of our customers, which is the ultimate affirmation,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, Kia Motors America. “As the highest ranked brand in the industry, there is no doubt Kia is a world-class automaker.”As Kia’s U.S. sales have consistently grown over the last four years to surpass the 600,000 annual unit mark, so too has the brand’s performance in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study.Now in its 30th year, the annual J.D. Power IQS analyses responses from vehicle owners in 26 segments.  IQS is determined by vehicle owners evaluating the driving experience, engine and transmission performance, and a broad range of quality-related problems.INISHOWEN MOTORS EXPRESS DELIGHT AS KIA WINS TOP PRIZE FOR RELIABILITY was last modified: June 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesInishowen MotorsKiamotoringnewslast_img read more

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TEENAGER AWARDED €10,000 IN DAMAGES AFTER CAR ACCIDENT

first_imgA sixteen year-old boy has been awarded €10,000 in compensation following injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident three years ago.Letterkenny Court.On the 21st of September 2012, the teenager was a front seat passenger in a vehicle which was struck from the side. He did not require or receive any medical attention at the time of the accident.However, the following day he complained of neck, shoulder and back complaints and visited his local GP.On September 26th, he was sent for an X-Ray, but the examination didn’t disclose any significant injuries to the affected areas.Solicitor for the claimant Ciaran Doherty told the court, “On further examination the GP discovered that he did sustain some minor soft tissue damage in his neck, arm and back.“It’s almost three years since the accident occurred and the claimant still suffers pain in the shoulder from time to time.“I spoke to him and his mother earlier and he told me he still gets discomfort in his shoulder when he does certain  things.“For example when he goes to the gym it can trigger off the pain in his shoulder.”Judge Paul Kelly awarded the claimant with €10,000 plus costs for the injuries he sustained in the car accident.TEENAGER AWARDED €10,000 IN DAMAGES AFTER CAR ACCIDENT was last modified: July 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:compensationdonegalteenagerlast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MEET AND GREET WITH THE DONEGAL TEAM

first_imgMeet and Greet the Donegal Senior County Team Squad.The Donegal G.A.A. County Board in conjunction with the Donegal Players Training Fund are holding a meet and greet session on Saturday next 8th September 2012 in Mac Cumhaill Park.You can watch the team train from 10.15am onwards and then the meet and gret will take place at 11.30am. Clubs, Schools and individuals from throughout the county are invited to come along and view a team training session and later met and greet members of the county squad.There will also be an opportunity to have jersey’s, autographs, programmes etc signed.Voluntary contributions towards the Team Training Fund will be accepted on the day and numerous County GAA Jersey’s will also be raffled.Come along and enjoy the buzz and build up to the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on the 23rd September 2012. Further information and details are available from Kathleen Campbell on 087 2905381. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MEET AND GREET WITH THE DONEGAL TEAM was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MEET AND GREET WITH THE DONEGAL TEAMlast_img read more

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Ibarhaim Kirya; We won but did not play well

first_imgWakiso Giants defeated UPDF 1-0 yesterday (photos by Wakiso media)BUGEMBE – Wakiso Giants climbed top of the standings in the FUFA Big League Elgon group thanks to a 1-0 victory over UPDF at Bugembe Stadium on Thursday.The only goal of the game was scored by Ernest ‘Duff’ Lubobi in the first half to ensure that the Money Bags remain unbeaten since the league start.However, head coach Ibrahim Kirya was left unimpressed with the performance of his side.“We have won today’s (Thursday) game but the team has not played well, said Kirya after the game.“I think it is down to fatigue because we had little recovery time.“All in all we won and it is a great result for our campaign.“Our focus now shifts to the next game.Kirya was not impressed with the performance despite victory on ThursdayWakiso played two games in a space of four days. Drawing 1-1 with Kyetume on Sunday before the win yesterday.They have been impressive this season, winning three and drawing as many in their first six encounters.They currently top the Elgon Group with 12 points, one ahead of second placed Light SS who lost 2-1 to Bukedea yesterday.The other Big League results on Thursday:-Proline FC 2-1 Water FC-Dove FC 1-0 Kira United FC-Kitara FC 1-0 Kansai Plascon-Ntinda United 0-2 Kiboga Young-Kireka United 1-0 Bumate United-JMC Hippos 1-1 Entebbe FC-Bukedea TC 2-1 Light SSComments Tags: Ernest LuboobiFUFA Big League 2018/19Ibrahim KiryaKyetume FCupdf fcWakiso Giantslast_img read more

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