Still no shot at Asiad cage gold

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning the last basketball gold in 1962, it took the first all-pro national squad coached by Robert Jaworski to give the country a silver in 1990 behind host China. The Filipinos salvaged their last cage medal, a bronze in 1998. Then the plunge to mediocrity started as teams from the Middle East boosted the Asiad cage roster.Gilas Pilipinas actually has a strong shot at the gold if the country decides to take the Asiad basketball campaign seriously. With the national team standouts keeping themselves fit due to the ongoing World Cup qualifying, Reyes won’t have conditioning problems if his boys are also tapped for the Indonesia cagefest.And if Andray Blatche becomes eligible, unlike in Incheon when he was replaced by Douthit, he would certainly be an Asiad asset for Gilas. Another possible Gilas reinforcement is Fil-German Christian Stanhardinger, who is joining San Miguel Beer in the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup.After the second World Cup qualifying game with Australia, Reyes will also have the Jones Cup set in mid-July to test the Asiad bets.So, how about it Chot?ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes, who had naturalized players Marcus Douthit and current Gilas mainstays June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro and Gabe Norwood in the 2014 squad that finished with just three wins against four losses overall, is currently preoccupied with the Gilas campaign in the qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.The Nationals, with a 2-1 win-loss record, are running second behind Australia in Group B after two windows of the qualifier. They play Chinese Taipei in Taiwan on June 29 then play host to Australia at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue on July 2 to cap their first round qualifying schedule. The Asiad is set in August.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 crownWhile we acknowledge the national obsession to do well in the World Cup, we would like to remind the country’s basketball leaders that success in the Asian Games is the more honorable thing to do.Regaining the continental cage championship, which is achievable, certainly is more prestigious than qualifying in the World Cup where the opposition will be just too awesome for the Filipinos. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Seventh place in men’s basketball in 2014 is the low mark for the country in the Asian Games after dominating the sport Filipinos love most in the first four stagings of the continental meet that started in 1951.The next Asiad which Indonesia will stage in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang is four months away and national coach Chot Reyes remains mum on what he plans to do to redeem himself from the worst ever beating the Nationals suffered in Incheon, South Korea, four years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Suba brothers fastest in Carmona View commentslast_img read more

PBA legends set to return to hardcourt for a cause

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Those who are expected to see action are legends like Ramon Fernandez, Ato Agustin, Hector Calma, Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Jeffrey Cariaso, Jerry Codinera, Chito Loyzaga, Vince Hizon, Marlou Aquino, Noli Locsin, and Bal David.“We’ll be inviting all former PBA players to be there,” said Co.This won’t be the first time the legends will have a reunion game of sorts, with players from Crispa and Toyota playing back in 2003, as well as an exhibition among the league’s 25 greatest players.ADVERTISEMENT The proceeds of the project spearheaded by Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas will go to a trust fund to support former PBA players who have fallen on hard times.“We sought the PBA’s support and they gave us a warm reception especially because this in an event for a cause,” said former Crispa superstar Atoy Co, who is the founding president of the association.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 crownFormer Crispa teammate Philip Cezar serves as the group’s vice president, former Toyota player Ed Cordero is the secretary, Allan Caidic is the treasurer, and Alvin Patrimonio, Kenneth Duremdes, Jojo Lastimosa, Pido Jarencio and Art dela Cruz are part of the Board.“They put up a foundation that will be ready to help their peers. We’re cooperating with them and we’re giving them all-out support,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial. “We’ll help their foundation. Once it blooms, they will really help a lot of our former players here.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames PBA legends visit the commissioner Willie Marcial at the PBA office. Photo from PBAThe PBA is turning back the hands of time and bringing the legends back to the hard court in a classic showcase for a good cause set this September.The league’s greats will make a comeback as San Miguel Beer and Alaska and Ginebra and Purefoods renew their rivalries in a double-header at Smart Araneta Coliseum on either September 9 or 16.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH Malditas bow to South Korea, end World Cup hopes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

Dandan makes a choice: Maroons over Dyip

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ricky Dandan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Ricky Dandan has taken his coaching skills to the biggest stage in local basketball, but there’s always an itch to go back to his roots.On Tuesday, Dandan announced his decision to step down as head coach of the Columbian Dyip after they missed the trip to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Filoil q’final round on LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “I had to make a decision and sacrifice because the third conference will coincide with the UAAP,” said Dandan, who took over Chris Gavina early in the Philippine Cup. “It was a dilemma for me and I chose to help out full time in UP.”Dandan will have a challenging role in helping out the UP Fighting Maroons, where he played for in 1981-85.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 crownThis forthcoming UAAP Season 81, he will focus as one of the assistants of head coach Bo Perasol.Hopes are high that the Fighting Maroons can steal a spot in the Final Four this year with new acquisitions Nigerian Bright Akhuetie, Juan Gerardo Gomez de Liano and Will Gozum complementing veterans Paul Desiderio, Diego Dario and Felix Jaboneta. Things are also rosy for State U next year when former La Salle star Ricci Paolo Rivero suits up for the Maroons after serving his one-year residency.“We are still in the process of evaluation,” said Dandan. “We will play in the Filoil (Preseason Cup) playoffs on Thursday and we also have a pocket tournament in Iloilo.”The Fighting Maroons will also have an overseas training camp in July before the coaching staff forms the final lineup.UP first won a UAAP men’s basketball title as UP Manila in 1939-40. In 1986, a team led by Benjie Paras and Ronnie Magsanoc ruled the 49th season.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Davis optimistic despite debut loss with TNT

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 23-year-old forward out of Pepperdine, to his credit, arrived on Thursday morning forcing him to complete all the requirements for an import to play in the PBA.Davis, who arrived in the Philippines at around 6 am, raced to TNT’s practice in Ateneo and had to squeeze in a medical exam and get his measurements at the PBA office all in one day.“I’m just trying to get used to how the guys play here, but personally I feel good, I feel fine, a little banged up here and there, but nothing I can’t get over.”Davis hopes to get his first win in the PBA on Sunday when TNT takes on Alaska at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES 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 award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ex-NBA Warriors guard Young arrested in Hollywood – reports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davis, however, still kept a positive outlook for things to come.“I think that we did a good job playing as a team especially with me only having one practice,” said Davis, who replaced the beleaguered Mike Glover after just one game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think this is something we can build off of. I think if that was the start that we had, losing a close game like that, that‘s a positive thing to look at as you brought in a new member.”Davis finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds but struggled mightily with his shooting, converting on a 9-of-26 clip from the field. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A loss greeted Stacy Davis in his first appearance in the PBA after TNT fell to Blackwater Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NSAs take heed: How did golf do it? Eliminate politics, lobbying, says golf chief Lorenzo

first_imgJAKARTA—National Golf Association of the Philippines president Martin Lorenzo, a long-time, low-key sports patron, loves to cook. And as a brilliant businessman, he made billions off his delectable dishes.ADVERTISEMENT Those twin gold medals are worth a staggering P12 million, with Saso to get P8 million—P6 million for the individual and another P2 million for her share in the team incentive.“Money is a double-edged sword,” Lorenzo said. “On one hand, it can be used for education, advanced training and establishing a support team that can take your golf game to the next level,” he said. “This is what I would advise Yuka to do with her prize money.”“On the other hand, money can also bring all sorts of dubious characters out of the woodwork to try and get a piece of the prize,” he added. “Yuka and her family should be very wary of these sycophants, who will be nothing but distractions in her career.”Saso should listen. Lorenzo has been as scrutinizing at the helm of the NGAP, and look where the sport is now.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re running close to P3 million in expenses just for the preparation for this tournament alone,” NGAP secretary general Bones Floro, a trusted Lorenzo lieutenant who was also the non-playing skipper for both squads, told the Inquirer.“Whatever the players want, we got for them—equipment, tournament exposure, plane fares, everything,” Floro said.“It is said that great talent needs great management to be successful,” Lorenzo said.Yuka Saso won the individual gold and with Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go, won the team championship, a first for the country in Asiad golf achieved by a prodigious trio with an average age of 18.“These young ladies have yet to enter their peak athletic years, and as they grow in maturity and experience, their potential to excel in the international arena—in the LPGA and even the Olympics (in 2020 in Tokyo)—is enormous,” Lorenzo said.ADVERTISEMENT Clutch putt helps Ababa steady roller-coaster round for Cebu Invitational crown MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ As a chef handling the golf body for just less than a year now, he removed the ingredients that spoiled the NGAP dish and gave the country it’s biggest surprise in the 18th Asian Games here with a golden double courtesy of three young lasses that thrived under the new national program.“One of the priorities of the current NGAP leadership is to minimize—if not totally eliminate—all forms of politics, lobbying and extraneous agendas within the organization,” Lorenzo said in a text message to the Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“With these out of the way, it allowed our national golfers to focus all their attention and efforts on improving their skills and sharpening their games,” said Lorenzo, who sold the Pancake House franchise several years back reportedly for a couple of billion pesos before buying a chunk of the Hacienda Luisita sugar business and its picturesque golf course.Lorenzo backed his words with cash and made sure that the men’s and women’s teams that flew over here were prepared as best as they could be and equipped with the latest technology that money could buy. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

NBA veteran Dwyane Wade, actress Gabrielle Union welcome baby daughter

first_imgView comments At that time he and Union hadn’t revealed publicly that they were expecting their first child together.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, announced the arrival of their daughter Thursday, a day after she was born via a surrogate. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” Wade posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. “Welcome to the party sweet girl.”The baby is Wade’s fourth child and Union’s first. The three-time NBA champion had missed the Heat’s victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night for unspecified personal reasons.His status for Friday’s home game against the Indiana Pacers is unknown.The 36-year-old is averaging 14.3 points on 45 percent shooting, four rebounds and 2.9 assists in nine games this season, which he has said will be his last.In September he discussed his decision to return to the Heat in a video, saying family concerns were a big consideration.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal More woes for Cavs as Hill to miss 2 weeks with shoulder sprain Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Justin Brownlee joins fiesta celebration

first_imgMichael Jordan returns home to North Carolina, meets with hurricane victims Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud PLAY LIST 01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud00:50Trending Articles03:55BJMP chief visits QC jail ahead of New Year’s eve celebration02:14Carpio 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 Filipinos love Justin Brownlee and the feeling has been mutual with the prolific forward calling the Philippines as his second home.Brownlee is in the process to become a naturalized Filipino but since he arrived in the country and led Barangay Ginebra to a dramatic championship run in the PBA in 2016, he has already embraced how to be one of the locals. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The 30-year-old Brownlee showed he is every bit a Filipino when he celebrated with residents of Barangay Ugong in Pasig in their fiesta celebration on Sunday.In a video posted by Ronald Celestra on Facebook, Brownlee was all smiles as he participated in a popular parlor game with the residents in the area.He was game despite fresh off a semifinals exit where Ginebra fell to the Magnolia Hotshots in a best-of-five series that ended the Gin Kings two-year reign in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter join NLEX practice amid impending trade to Blackwater

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tratter, who was picked seventh, also felt comfortable practicing with the Road Warriors.The ex-La Salle big man added he’s also determined to make a name for himself in the professional ranks.“I feel like I fit in but it’s not my decision, so I’m controlling what I can. Coach Yeng said he’s confident in our talent no matter what, so coming in today, I’m just excited to start my career. I’m gonna live like I was picked number one.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The former UAAP stars still joined the Road Warriors in practice amid a trade proposal that would ship them to the Elite in exchange for national team mainstay Poy Erram.“It was a fun first day. I felt comfortable because there are many Visayans here like JR Quiñahan and Mac Tallo,” Desiderio said in Filipino as posted by the NLEX Road Warriors on their official Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDesiderio, who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP Finals appearance in 32 years, said he is also not affected by the trade.“I have no problem with the trade because I’ll be happy with whichever team I end up playing. But today I was really excited to play with Larry Fonacier,” said the gutsy guard, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2018 PBA Draft on Sunday. 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 Photo taken from the NLEX Road Warriors’ Twitter accountIt seems to be only a matter of time until NLEX’s first round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter are officially traded to the Blackwater Elite.But that didn’t keep Desiderio and Tratter from participating in their first practice as PBA rookies on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sue Bird enjoying time in Denver Nuggets role, still wants to play Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins set for NBA return as Warriors face Clippers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018 DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors poses for a picture during the Golden State Warriors media day in Oakland, California. – Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins, targeting a January 18 NBA season debut after nearly a year sidelined by injury, will start immediately upon his return, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said January 10, 2019. “Yeah I’ll start him,” Kerr told reporters at a Warriors practice. “After that, everything’s on the table. We have to figure out what the rotations will look like, how many minutes he can play. (Photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn’t played in nearly a year, remains on track for a Friday return when the reigning NBA champions visit the Los Angeles Clippers.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday before Golden State faced Denver in a showdown of Western Conference leaders that steady progress has continued for Cousins, who was sidelined after surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “It’s a relief. It’s been a long year for me, a lot of ups and downs,” Cousins said last week. “But the finish line is ahead and I’m extremely excited to be back on the floor.”Cousins will make his debut for Golden State after being signed to a one-year free agent deal last July. He spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans after seven campaigns with the Sacramento Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFour-time NBA All-Star Cousins joining a team that has already reached the past four NBA Finals and won three of them raised talk of the Warriors ruining the league, their domination set to be complete with a potential starting lineup of All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Cousins.The Warriors have worked with Cousins on how he might blend with the current Golden State lineup, giving the reigning champions even more versatility and talent in matchups with foes. Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s a relief. It’s been a long year for me, a lot of ups and downs,” Cousins said last week. “But the finish line is ahead and I’m extremely excited to be back on the floor.”Cousins was injured on January 26 of last year, four days after he became the first NBA player in 46 years with 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game. The injury came in the final seconds of a 115-113 Pelicans victory over Houston in which Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.The 28-year-old American says he has not changed the way he plays the game despite sitting out almost a year.“Same person. I play with a chip on my shoulder,” Cousins said. “I use different things as fuel to keep me moving forward. I’m looking forward to proving myself on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Weekend Editorial: What Took Her So Long?

first_imgIt happened ever since September 12, 2013 when Police Inspector General Chris Massaquoi deployed   over 200 police on the grounds ofvthe Capitol Building while the Liberian Senate was deliberating in formal session. The very next day, September 13, the Senate wrote to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a letter calling on her “to deal with said mutiny by the LNP, against a democratically elected Legislature.” The  Senate asked that Director Massaquoi be immediately disrobed and forwarded to the Ministry of Justice.”The Senate’s swift reaction and communication with to  President underscored the seriousness with which the Senators took Commissioner Massaquoi’s act, which  was clearly in violation of the constitutional separation of powers enshrined in the  Liberian Constitution.We are not privy to any communication, whether written or verbal, between the  President and the Liberian Senate in the intervening weeks since its  September 13, 2013 letter.Now, as she is about to appear before the joint Session of the Legislature on Monday, January 27 to deliver her ninth Annual Message, the President has written a letter to that august body dated January 20, 2014 indicating that she had “reprimanded” her Police Commisioner and suspended him for two days and ordered him “to write a letter of apology for personal presentation at a plenary sitting of the Senate.”It is hard to understand why the President took the matter so lightly and took several weeks, on the eve of her Annual Message, to respond and to act.Her letter immediately sent the Senate into what our Senate Correspondent, Burgess Carter called “one of their longest executive sessions.”We trust that by now Commissioner Massaquoi has apologized to the Senate, even in this belated hour.This newspaper wrote an editorial immediately following the incident warning the Police Commissioner of the unconstitutional nature of his action. It is difficult to understand why he had to wait until the President asked him several weeks later to do what he knew he had to do.The President’s lieutenants must realize that they are not above the law. We in this country need to take the Americans seriously when they refer to the USA as “a country of laws, not of men.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more