Fitter and Faster – Francis ready for 2016

first_imgJamaica’s 400m champion Javon Francis feels he is at his strongest and fastest this year as he hopes to challenge for a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil this summer.The 21-year-old quarter-miler opened his season on January 23, with a 46.19 run at the inaugural McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic at his alma mater Calabar High School in Kingston, cruising home well ahead of the chasing pack.”It was the first time I had opened up so fast, usually I open at the Camperdown Classic (held in February) so I am very pleased with my time,” said Francis, who believes he is now stronger than he was last season when he ran a personal best 44.50.After winning the national championships later that month in 44.70, expectations were high that Francis would have been among the medal contenders at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. He was, however, eliminated in the semi-finals having run 44.77 to be 12th fastest overall. He qualified for the semi-finals with a creditable run of 44.83.Despite some disappointment from his fans, Francis was quite pleased with his performance.At the national championships Francis suffered a groin injury during the 400m finals, and it prevented him from training for three to four weeks. He managed to get fit in time for Beijing, but he was not back at his best.”I never expected to run very fast because I was coming off an injury, so I was very pleased with my performance although I didn’t get a medal, but I benefited from the experience,” said the runner, who would later lead Jamaica to a fourth-place finish in the mile relay with a blistering 43.5-second anchor leg.”Last year people were saying I could go for the national record, but in my mind I always say records come and records go. Every time I go out to perform I go to win a medal,” Francis said.last_img read more

Dyip eye ride to second win

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phoenix import James White, who played for Kia two seasons ago, was among the first reinforcements to arrive more than a month ago, giving Alas more time to integrate him into the Fuel Masters’ defense-oriented system.“He’s a rim protector,” said Alas of the 6-foot-7 White. “He’s not an explosive scorer but he’s a very solid defender.”The Phoenix coach however is wary of the Elite, whose lopsided loss to Columbian came as a shock as they are tipped to be among the contenders in the conference because of the presence of Jarrid Famous.“I’m very sure they’re eager to bounce back,” said Alas of the Elite.Dandan hopes new import CJ Aiken can stand his ground against the wide-bodied Onuaku, who averaged 18.7 points, 17.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 17 games for the Bolts two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m hoping he becomes more aggressive against the other imports,” said Dandan of Aiken, who had nine points and 22 rebounds against the Elite.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames But coach Ricky Dandan and his charges will have their hands full against the Bolts, who welcome Cliff Hodge and Jared Dillinger from injuries and import Arinze Onuako, the best import in the tournament two years ago.“We’re up against a team that has been able to scout and prepare for us,” said Dandan, whose team’s 28-point win last Sunday set a franchise record for largest winning margin.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 crownThe Dyip’s 22 steals were also one shy of the league record, while King’s career-high 30 points was actually four more than his total output in nine games with Rain or Shine last year.Raring to return to action, the Fuel Masters battle the Elite in the second game at 6:45 p.m. with coach Louie Alas hoping Phoenix’s early preparation will lead to a strong start. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ PBA IMAGESOut to prove that its first victory last Sunday was no fluke, the Columbian Dyip takes on a Meralco squad eager to return to winning ways, while Phoenix makes its 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Unveiling a prized free agent pickup in Jerramy King, the team formerly known as Kia roared to a franchise record 126-98 win over Blackwater for a positive start in the import-spiced conference.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Alab sets sights on 2-0 cushion View commentslast_img read more


first_imgSt. Patrick’s Links Plate:The final alliance competition of 2014 was played for in Rosapenna (Old Tom Morris) GC. on Saturday 29th November and what a day it was for golf with sunshine,very little wind and not a sighting of waterproofs.The conditions were so benign that almost all of the sixty odd competitors had at least 30 points plus each. This competition, the St. Patrick’s Links Plate, is second only to the Captain’s prize in terms of prestige. It commemorates the “Links” which was once owned by the Walsh family of Carrigart and when the Links was sold, the St. Patricks Plate was presented so that the course, which was the last one designed by legendary golf architect Eddie Hackett, would not be forgotten. It was none other than Jack Nicholas the famous golfer who presented the trophy on behalf of the Walsh family to the Alliance for perpetual competition, as they were the last organised group to play over the St.Patricks Links. It has been competed for annually since 2005. The person whose name will be inscribed on the plate this year is Eugene Corry, Newtownstewart Golf Club, and what a popular winner he proved to be with the long time alliance member doing it in style .The land on which St. Patrick’s Links was built is an extension of the land on which the Old Tom Morris course was built with the 14th hole running alongside the boundary line .The significance of this is that Eugene had an exceedingly modest return of 16 points on the front nine but then, when he started on the inward nine, he just blew the opposition away as the ten handicapper proceeded to shoot one under par for his back nine . He had pars all the way with a birdie thrown in for good measure at the 15th. However, if things went well for the winner , then it was the opposite for the runner up Eddie McHugh. Playing off 16, Eddie had 20 points for the first nine but then, as he faced “the Links” which can be seen in outline on the back nine, the golfing gods of fate turned against him and conspired to thwart Eddie as he blanked two holes and only accumulated another 18 points so that he finished two points in arrears of this year’s winner of the Plate. Gross Section:As usual, the race for the gross prizes’ was as keenly as ever fought for. Brian McElhinney, recovering from his bad back injury and making his first appearance of the year in the Alliance, soon settled into his stride and covered the outward nine with seven pars and two birdies. Eddie McCormick was hot in pursuit though and, despite a dropped stroke at the first, he quickly steadied himself and recorded birdies at the par four 5th and par five 8th to leave himself just one shot behind. Brian’s birdies, incidentally, came at the last two holes on front nine. As they turned for home, Eddie dropped strokes at the 10th and 12th whilst Brian, having parred the 10th, dropped a stroke at the 12th also and another shot went at 14th. Eddie had a birdie three at the par four 13th and thus the two of them were now level after fourteen holes. With the tension mounting as they vied with each other for victory, they then both parred 15th, birdied the par five 16th and matched each other with birdies at the par three 17th., Brian eventually came out on top as he birdied the 18th while Eddie had a bogey five. Spare a thought for former Rosapenna GC. member John G. McBride, now playing out of Portsalon GC, who parred every hole home from the 8th but his dropped shots at the 4th and 7th had him finishing in third place with a splendidly crafted 73 gross, which is but two over par.It was great to see Eamonn Davis continuing to recover his good health. Having finished fourth in Ballyliffin, this time the putter did not work as well but he is again in the prizewinners having secured a two .In the Golfer of the Season nett section, the leading positions see little change from the last competition with the Mc Gettigan brothers from Strabane GC. continuing to lead the way and the only movers were Brian McCarroll from North West GC. moving up to third closely followed by Eddie Mc Hugh StrabaneGC. and Padraig Mac Lochlain of North West GC..In the gross section, Finnian O’Doherty, Letterkenny GC., has consolidated his leading place on 28 with Noel Callan, Faughan Valley GC., second on 22 while Seamus McMonagle Dunfanaghy GC. and John G McBride Portsalon GC. are both on 20. This is the most keenly fought gross section for many years.The Alliance captain, Brian Wallace, Dunfanaghy GC., wishes all members of the Alliance and all members of the golf clubs on which the Alliance plays, a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.Full results: Nett:1st Eugene Corry (10) Newtownstewart G.C. 40 Pts2nd Eddie McHugh (16) Strabane GC. 38 Pts3rd Brian McCarroll (5) North West G.C. 37 Pts 4th Gregory McGlinchey (16) Faughan Valley GC. 36 Pts b.o.t.5th Paul Mac Lochlainn (10) Ballyliffin GC. 36 Pts b.o.tGross:1st Brian McElhinney (+2) Foyle Golf Academy 682nd Eddie McCormick (+2) Galway G.C. 703RD John G .McBride (scr) Portsalon G.C. 734th Seamus Mc Monagle (scr) Dunfanaghy G.C. 75 b.o.t5th Keith Lapsley (5)Dunfanaghy G.C. 77 b.o.t.‘2’s’ for the following Eamonn Davis, C.Duffy, J.Hanna, J.PattonThe Alliance now goes into hibernation in anticipation of very inclement and decidedly non- golfing type weather over December and January.Next competition to be played at Portsalon GC. on 7th February 2015.GOLF NEWS: BRIAN MCELHINNEY WINS THE ST PATRICK’S PLATE IN ROSAPENNA was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 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:golfNoticesROSAPENNASportlast_img read more


first_imgLe Cordelia Nic FhearraighCan’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann FhaolaThere will be another National Protest in Galway on Saturday 14th April to coincide with the Labour Party Ard Fheis. Demo will begin at 1pm in Eyre Square and will march to NUI Galway. A bus will be leaving Letterkenny at 8.15am. Contact 087-9774603 if you want to book a seat. On Friday 20th April there will be a Can’t Pay Won’t Pay public meeting held in the Ozanam Centre in Dunfanaghy at 8.15pm sharp. Everyone welcome. Some of the guest speakers will be Thomas Pringle TD, Councillor John Campbell along with speakers from the local and national campaigns. Our protest will have an information stall on Friday 13th April at 12pm at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach. If you have any questions or concerns come and talk to us. Memberships also available. Think Nationally, Act Locally. Everyone is welcome to come and join the weekly protest and stand united together to oppose the unjust household, water and septic tank taxes that the current government is insisting we register for and pay. Bring non-political posters.  Our next organising meeting will take place in Lóistín na Seamróige (The Shamrock) on Thursday 19th April at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Info: 0863122784 or 0876111524. Follow us on FaceBook. National campaign:,    Feachtas ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ Cloch Cheann Fhaola Beidh Léirsiú Náisiúnta eile i nGaillimh ar an Sathairn 14ú Aibreán a bheas ag comhtarlú le Ard Fheis Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre. Léirsiú at toiseacht ar 1in ag An Fhaiche Mhór (Eyre Square) agus ag siúl go hOllscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. Bus ag fágáil Leitir Ceanainn ar 8.15rn. Teagmháil 087-9774603 más mian leat suíochán a chur in áirithe. Ar an Aoine 20ú Aibreán beidh cruinniú poiblí in éadan na dtaillí tí/rialtais ar siúl san Ionad Ozanam i nDún Fionnachaidh ar 8.15in. Fáilte roimh achan duine. Roinnt de na aoichainteoirí a bheas ann ná Thomas Pringle TD, Comhairleoir John Campbell chomh maith le cainteoirí eile ó fheachtais áitiúla agus náisiúnta. Beidh stainnín eolais ag ár n-agóid ar an Aoine 20ú Aibreán ar 12 meán lae ar na Croisbhealaigh. Má bhíonn ceisteanna nó imní ar bith ort tar agus labhair linn. Ballraíocht ar fáil fosta. Fáilte roimh achan duine páirt a ghlacadh san agóid seachtainiúil agus seasamh, aontaithe le chéile, in éadan na gcánacha éagóracha tí, uisce agus umar séarachais atá an rialtas seo ag dearbhú go gcláraíonn muid daofa agus íoc astu. Póstaeirí neampholaitiúil le bhur dtoil. Beidh an chéad chruinniú pleanála eile againn i Lóistín na Seamróige ar an Déardaoin 19ú Aibreán ar 7in. Fáilte roimh achan duine. Eolas: 0863122784 nó 0876111524. Táimid ar FaceBook. Feachtas náisiúnta:, www.wewontpay.ieLOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 9th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgThe crew of the Derry Clipper with Mayor of Derry Brendan Stevenson before setting off from New York.A Donegal man has skippered the Derry “LondonDerry” Doire to an historic victory in the 14th race of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.Provisional results put the Derry Clipper in the lead when racing finished off the Donegl coast at 1.00pm.Skipper Sean McCarter, from Buncrana, and his crew now must wait for the official result which will be declared after each team’s distance to the original finish line off Greencastle has been measured to determine their final positions with the final. Skipper Sean McCarter, from Buncrana.In winning, the Derry Clipper has become the first boat to win a race to its home port.Less than 20 miles separated the top six yachts when racing finished.Sean McCarter, skipper of the Derry Clipper, said the crew were now looking forward to their arrival in Derry tomorrow.And he revealed his relief at clinching the historic win. “Yesterday didn’t begin very well. We thought we had a reasonably good run during the six hours leading up to the 06:00 schedule and were excited to see how we fared against Team Garmin, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics.“The excitement quickly turned to heart-sinking dread when we saw they had all outperformed us yet again in what should have been lighter conditions for them.“We were in second place for the first time in over a week, trailing Team Garmin by a mile or so.“We continued to gain through the day but eventually began to run out of breeze. We gybed north on a wind shift and knew we’d be giving away miles in the short term for a long term gain.”The boats will now “make best speed” to the Foyle with the first yachts expected at Greencastle around 9.00am tomorrow with thousands expected to line the quayside to welcome the Derry Clipper which is expected to arrive at the Foyle Marina at approximately 1.00pm BREAKING NEWS: BUNCRANA MAN SKIPPERS DERRY CLIPPER TO HISTORIC WIN was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:14thclipperDerryhitoricmcarterraceroundseanskipperwinWorldYachtlast_img read more


first_imgA young Co Donegal was killed last night when the car he was working on collapsed on top of him.Gardai in Carrick are investigating the tragic death in Kilcar.The accident happened at Castlecarn, Kilcar between 8pm and 9,30pm.The young man is believed to have died at the scene despite attempts to save him. The man is understood to be 28 years of age and from the local area.His name has not been released until all relatives have been informed of the tragedy.A full investigation is being carried out into the tragedy led by Gardai from Carrick.A spokesman for the Garda Press office confirmed the incident but said they were not releasing any more details of the tragedy at this time.  BREAKING NEWS: YOUNG DONEGAL MAN DIES AS CAR COLLAPSES ON TOP OF HIM was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:accidentCarrickdonegalGardaikilcarman killedlast_img read more

The Changing World of Sales and LinkedIn for Sales Success with Jill Konrath – Episode 9

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:24 — 11.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhen Anthony first entered the sales field one of the most generous and helpful people he met was Jill Konrath. She was incredibly patient as he asked his thousand questions and she responded with very helpful answers. Anthony has invited Jill onto the show to discuss the changing climate in sales, the things that sales leaders today are doing to succeed that are different than what they did years ago, and to take a deep dive into her study on how top sales earners are using LinkedIn to foster relationships and gain real world sales. It’s a great conversation, so be sure to listen.What the top sellers on LinkedIn are doing and how you can apply their practices, on this episodeClick To TweetThe sales climate has changed. What can salespeople do to succeed in this “new world?”Over and over Jill Konrath works alongside sales teams where the training that is being implemented is years behind where the actual consumer attitudes and responses are at. Salespeople today, and especially those experienced pros who are training their teams, are using outdated techniques that simply don’t work. It’s a recipe for sales failure that nobody wants to see happen in their organization. On this episode Jill shares the kinds of things that need to change if sales leaders are going to continue to be leaders in the modern era and gives her advice for how sales teams can work together to reach higher levels of success.How important is social media for today’s salesperson?Many sales pros don’t get social media. They feel that it’s a waste of time to share things on Twitter or Facebook, afterall – who wants to know what they had for lunch? Jill Konrath says that comments like that reveal that these salespeople are missing the point of social media. It’s not about sharing what you had for lunch, it’s letting people get to know you – and in turn, getting to know them on a deeper level. THAT is the stuff successful sales careers are made of and social media makes it easier than ever if you’re willing to take the time to use the tools wisely. Jill shares her insights into social media for sales professionals on this episode.Social is about getting to know people and letting them get to know you ~ Jill KonrathClick To TweetJill Konrath’s deep dive survey of successful LinkedIn sales strategies.One of the most helpful studies to come out in recent years is the study Jill Konrath did where she surveyed sales professionals who have proven to have great success making contacts and closing deals by using LinkedIn. What she’s discovered is so helpful in learning how to think about social platforms and how to use them to find out about potential customers for the sake of building rapport and trust. You can hear some of the most powerful insights from Jill’s survey on this episode and get your own free copy of the report in ebook form, so be sure you listen to this episode.The critical attributes of successful salespeople.When asked what has made her so successful as a leader, trainer, and salesperson, Jill Konrath says it’s her desire to always be better, to always learn and grow and become a better version of herself tomorrow than she is today. She believes that successful salespeople have that same trait – a willingness to stretch outside what is normal, to build a skill set that adapts to the changing climate their clients and customers live and work in. If you want to hear more of what Jill looks for in a successful sales pro, it’s all in this episode of In The Arena.Top sellers are strategic on how they use groups on LinkedIn, on this episode with Jill KonrathClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Why Anthony loves to connect with guests like Jill Konrath. What needs to change for salespeople if they are going to succeed in the changing market. Why sales training these days is not simple or easy. How many sales trainers are teaching their proteges the wrong things. How important is social media for salespeople today? The survey Jill did about LinkedIn and what she discovered. How you can get the ebook on Jill’s website. What are the critical attributes that allow sales professionals to succeed? How does competitiveness figure into sales success?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.JillKonrath.com1591847257 1591844703 1419515624 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeWe are all victims of our own success ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetHow to use LinkedIn to get customer referrals and build new relationships with prospects, this episodeClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Avalanche warning for J&K

first_imgThe Meteorological Department has predicted moderate to heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir during the next couple of days, while a high-danger avalanche warning has been issued for parts of the State.Following the reports, the Jammu & Kashmir government on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to be in a state of readiness to meet the situation.According to an official spokesperson, a high-danger avalanche warning has been issued by Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) for Tangmarg-Gulmarg sector in north Kashmir, medium-danger avalanche warning for Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and a low to medium danger warning for higher reaches of other parts of the State.Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir has asked the divisional and district disaster management authorities to be in a state of readiness in view of the forecast. He directed the divisional commissioners of Jammu and Srinagar to ensure that necessary measures are put in place to ensure minimum disruption of services.Mr. Mir also said based on the avalanche warnings and adverse weather reports, movement of vehicles on vulnerable roads should be restricted.The Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation, asked the public to take adequate precautionary measures in case of heavy snowfall and to drive vehicles with utmost care.He directed the chief engineer of the Mechanical Engineering department to position their snow-clearing machines at strategic locations beforehand.Mr. Mir also directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation commissioner and the Power Development department chief engineer to keep their staff in readiness, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Teng leads Flying V despite playing with flu

first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games 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 “It’s like the flu game?,” he asked jokingly.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeron Teng wasn’t supposed to play, yet on Monday, it was still him who had to carry the biggest weight of the game for Flying V.The La Salle standout took it upon himself to play through his sickness and showed his fortitude as he kept the thunder unbeaten in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a huge 83-78 victory over Marinerong Pilipino.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “He wasn’t feeling well. He didn’t have any time to rest since arriving. And when he came to the venue, he said he really can’t play,” said the mentor.But after seeing his team down by as much as 18 points early, the 6-foot-2 swingman urged his coach to put him in.“Come second quarter, he said, ‘Coach, give me some time to warm up. I’ll play. Let me play and help the team out.’ That fired up the team and gave us a boost,” recounted Altamirano, which he obliged, as Teng spurred an awe-inspiring run to get Flying V back in the game and eventually nab the win.He finished the game with 15 points, six assists, and four rebounds off the bench, including eight of the Thunder’s last nine points, none bigger than his pull-up 15-foot jumper with 41.7 seconds to spare to ice the triumph.Altamirano lauded the leadership qualities Teng has been showing for Flying V this conference, but laughed when asked if this performance was reminiscent to that of Michael Jordan’s in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Tanduay catches fire in the 3rd quarter, racks 3rd straight win WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And for coach Eric Altamirano, he can’t say anything less on the fighting spirit of his star.“I’m just really proud of Jeron on how he took it upon himself that even though he wasn’t feeling well, he forced himself to play because he knew how important this game is,” the soft-spoken Altamirano said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeng arrived on Saturday after his stint with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France and immediately joined the team’s practices for the next two days. He then, fulfilled other obligations through the course of the weekend before joining the Thunder anew for the game.Battling flu on Monday, Teng was already ruled out by Altamirano for the game against the Skippers. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Vanguardia owns up to Phoenix failed quarterfinals bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES “This is all part of the journey and we are really humbled by this experience,” said Vanguardia after Phoenix lost to San Miguel 109-107 at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.“I take full responsibility. We will learn from this and we’ll move on to become a better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPhoenix was able to enter the playoffs in the first two conferences of the season finishing as the sixth seed in both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups, but it was in the Governors’ Cup that Vanguardia’s team took a dip.And with the 2016-2017 season over for Phoenix, Vanguardia now looks at the future with a eye on the upcoming draft. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix, potentially, has the fourth pick in the draft and Vanguardia says they’re looking to add Filipino-German big man Christian Standhardinger.The 6-foot-8 bruiser, however, won’t play in the PBA in the first six months of the season as he is under contract with the Hong Kong Eastern Lions in the Asean Basketball League.“The first three teams may not like him [Standhardinger], because he’s not going to play for the first six months,” said Vanguardia. “We’re willing to wait.”Vanguardia also looks at NCAA standouts Rey Nambatac of Colegio de San Juan de Letran and San Beda’s Robert Bolick and Davon Potts to fill up their backcourt spots.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix had a decent start in the PBA Governors’ Cup winning its first two games, but everything went downhill when the Fuel Masters strung together nine straight losses, effectively dashing any hope for a spot in the quarterfinals.The team’s 11th-place finish was the worst since head coach Ariel Vanguardia took over, and he knows there’s no one to blame for their dismal finish but himself.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges #KicksStalker: Adidas tries to woo Antetokounmpo with a van of sneakerscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more