Rookie Nambatac gets major role as Rain or Shine deals with injuries

first_imgRain or Shine rookie Rey Nambatac. Photo from PBA.phRain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia said he is entrusting rookie Rey Nambatac with a major role to start the new PBA season with the Elasto Painters dealing with injuries to several of their key players.Nambatac is among the players Garcia is expecting to fill the void as the likes of Jericho Cruz, Jireh Ibañes, Jay Washington and Raymond Almazan recover from their respective injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “The only new acquisition that we have is Rey Nambatac. The only thing that we’re worried about right now is we still have five to six players recovering from injuries,” Garcia told INQUIRER.net.“We’re depleted right now and he’s going to get his time at the beginning of the season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseNambatac was the seventh pick in the 2017 PBA Draft and one of the reasons why the Painters wanted him was his familiarity with Garcia.“He is quick to adjust because he played for me before,” said Garcia, who coached Nambatac during their time with the Letran Knights for two years. “He knows what kind of coach I am and I know what kind of player he is.” Column: Boxing tries to appeal to the masses once again Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “Basically, he just has to adjust to his teammates and in facing bigger players,” Garcia added.Garcia also knows the caliber of a player the Painters got in Nambatac.“We also know what kind of quality we’re gonna get. He’s a scorer, he’s a good slasher.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Blackwater, Phoenix seek 3rd straight wins, joint 2nd spot

first_imgTip off is at 7 p.m., with the Texters still licking the wounds of a lopsided 88-76 road loss to three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.“But more than beating TNT for the first time and winning three straight, the important thing here is the players know that winning improves our standing,” Isaac said.Isaac is wary of whom he calls “the usual suspects in the TNT team,” as he emphasized the need to play team defense.“We need to stop Jayson (Castro), Troy (Rosario), RR (Pogoy) and (Anthony) Semerad who is playing very well of late,” Isaac said. “If we can do that, we might have a good chance to+otch another upset.”Another team on a two-game run that will take on a traditional power on the fall is Phoenix Petroleum, which slugs it out with Rain or Shine in the 4:30 p.m. opener.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone San Miguel Beer is the only unbeaten team left in the tournament at 3-0.Victories by Blackwater and Phoenix would allow them to keep within striking distance of the leaders, something very important in a conference this long.The Fuel Masters were the first to hand the NLEX Road Warriors a loss, while the Elasto Painters are coming off two straight defeats, counting a 70-78 setback at the hands of undermanned GlobalPort last week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leo Isaac wrapped up practice with his surging Blackwater crew on Tuesday afternoon, convinced that the coaching staff had finally instilled in the Elite what they wanted them to believe right from opening day.“After winning over (Barangay) Ginebra, after viewing the (game) tape the other day and seeing that they beat a team that had (Greg) Slaughter and Japeth (Aguilar), they now know that they can beat any team in this league,” Isaac said of his Elite’s newfound confidence.ADVERTISEMENT Boxing mirror, who’s the dumbest of them all? The Elite will be coming off two straight victories capped by that Friday upset of the Gin Kings, whom they fended off the entire night before pulling away in the closing minutes to win, 94-77.Dealing the Kings their first loss in the tournament made the field take a second look at the Elite, who will return to action Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum looking to beat TNT KaTropa for the first time in their PBA existence and improve their Philippine Cup standings.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 folk“This game got bigger, not just because we have a chance to win three straight (games), but because we haven’t beaten TNT, ever,” Isaac continued over the phone.“But we are still the underdogs here. TNT has an awesome lineup.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Oklahoma City Thunder retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey

first_imgFormer Oklahoma City Thunder player Nick Collison speaks during a ceremony to retire his number, before an NBA basketball game between the Thunder and the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Rob Ferguson)OKLAHOMA CITY — Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey was retired by the Oklahoma City Thunder during a ceremony before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.It’s the first number the Thunder have retired since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. The Seattle SuperSonics drafted Collison out of Kansas in 2003 and he spent his entire 15-year career with the club.ADVERTISEMENT TJ Dillashaw gives up UFC 135-pound title because of drug test Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I used to play with Nick,” Ibaka said. “He was one of the guys who really helped me in my first year in the league, when I was 19. Playing tonight, the same day they’re going to retire his jersey, it’s really special.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Collison averaged only 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for Seattle/Oklahoma City, but played a key role in developing the team’s Oklahoma City culture and became known as “Mr. Thunder.”Mayor David Holt declared Wednesday to be “Nick Collison Day” in Oklahoma City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I could never have expected something like this,” Collison said. “But it’s really a special night for me and my family. It’s been a long run. To be able to have the career I had here and then have a celebration like that, I feel very fortunate. That kind of goes without saying, but it’s amazing for me. It’s a good feeling coming back. I don’t know how to feel for something like this. It’s like nothing can prepare you for it.”Among his former Thunder teammates who attended the ceremony were Kevin Durant of Golden State and Serge Ibaka of the Raptors. Neither were mentioned during Collison’s pregame speech, but current Thunder star Russell Westbrook was. 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Drama on LFA 1st Division League Table

first_imgPlayers from the LFA 1st division leagueFC Fassel and Monrovia Club Breweries lose points for fielding illegal players; Watanga, Jubilee, Barrolle and LISCR benefitDays after it was reported that FC Fassel was just few steps away from clinching their first ever championship, there has been a dramatic shift in the league table after points were deducted from FC Fassel and Monrovia Club Breweries.According to an official communication, 12 points were deducted from FC Fassel after two separate protests were filed by LISCR FC against the Soccer Missionaries and one against Monrovia Club Breweries for fielding illegal players.A complaint was filed by LISCR FC against FC Fassel for fielding player Jeremy G. Saygbe in FC Fassel’s matches against Mighty Barrolle and Jubilee FC on May 31 and June 19 respectively; matches that the player should have missed thus rendering him as an illegal player.According to the finding from the committee, player Saygbe was shown a red card in their match against Watanga FC on April 14, 2017 and missed two games instead of three.“The committee recommends that the result of the match (Barrolle vs. FC Fassel) be reversed as follow: Barrolle 2-0 Fassel; and the result of the match (Jubilee vs. FC Fassel) also be reversed as follow: Jubilee 2-0 Fassel,” the committee’s ruling states.In the second protest, FC Fassel was found guilty after it was established by the committee that midfielder John Jaysay was fielded against Watanga FC both at home and away on March 22 and April 14 respectively.The committee therefore recommended that the results of the two matches also be reversed 2-0 against Fassel for both home and away.Midfielder Jaysay, according to the finding, was shown yellow cards in three matches against MC Breweries, LPRC Oilers, and Nimba United, therefore resulting in a one match ban in keeping with Chapter 20, Article 27, Section 1.0 of the LFA statute.Third place Monrovia Club Breweries was also found guilty of similar offense for featuring player Benjamin Blapoh against LISCR FC on June 26, 2017, having received three yellow cards against Mighty Barrolle, Keitrace and ELWA United.“The committee recommends that Monrovia Club Breweries forfeits the match to LISCR with three points, two goals.”The match between LISCR and Breweries ended 1-1; therefore additional two points have been added to Coach Tapha Manneh’s side, summing it to 40 points out of 20 matches.Due to the ruling of the protest, there have been a change of positions on the league table with LISCR FC on top and needing just two points from their last two matches.Barrack Young Controllers is now seated second on goal difference — leveled on points with MC Breweries — 35 points apiece, while Watanga FC have moved four places from their previous 8th place position.FC Fassel is now 5th on the table-leveled on points with Nimba United-with 31 points, but top on goal difference, while Jubilee moved to 6th place, three points above Keitrace. Mighty Barrolle is now five points above the relegation zone.However, FC Fassel still has a chance to file in an appeal to the grievance and ethics committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fort St. John Boxer wins gold at Canada Winter Games

first_imgRED DEER, A.B. – Fort St. John’s Brayden Sims has won gold at the Canada Winter Games.Sims won boxing gold in the 60-kilogram weight class.  He defeated Manitoba’s Justice Harborne.“Today was a real emotional day. It took a lot of preparing for this fight especially. I’ve been visualizing that gold medal forever,” said Sims. “I am so glad I won. It was a close fight.”GOLD MEDAL ALERT!!! ????Brayden Sims (Fort St. John) defeats Manitoba’s Justice Harborne to win the 60kg gold ???? medal!#WEareBC pic.twitter.com/hyQ1XBYbY4— Team BC (@GoTeamBC) February 21, 2019Advertisement – Advertisement –last_img

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Lakers notes: Break will be used to figure things out

first_imgIn each of the past three games, the Lakers have held the lead with less than five minutes to play, but lost. Transition defense continues to be an issue, as does the ineffectiveness of Lamar Odom. With the Cavaliers, a team that handed the Lakers a nine-point loss just five days ago, in town tonight, the Lakers don’t have much time to correct their disturbing habit of coughing up leads late in games. “I would say it’s just a lack of playing together and finding a way to win,” Jackson said. “Those are the things the team was capable of doing earlier in the year and they’re not now. Sometimes you can throw it out and say it’s bad luck. Sometimes you can say it’s a lack of execution.” In Tuesday’s loss to New York, it was more of the latter. Eddy Curry did the damage in the final minute, but throughout the second half the Lakers were flat-footed on defense while guards Jamal Crawford and Stephon Marbury sliced through the lane for shots or passes back to the perimeter. “We can’t allow so much penetration,” center Andrew Bynum said. “Every time down the court they were penetrating. Then when they kick it out, everybody is scrambling to get out there and cover the shot.” EL SEGUNDO – At least the Lakers won’t lose any games this weekend. Of course, the All-Star Game break begins Friday, so after tonight’s home game against Cleveland, the Lakers will have five days to rest and ponder what has gone wrong during their four-game losing streak. “It won’t hurt, let’s just put it that way,” coach Phil Jackson said after Wednesday’s practice. “I told them that they can’t take it off yet. They still have a game to play.” Jackson cut short practice Wednesday and limited it mostly to film review, and that couldn’t have been a fun exercise. As the Lakers try to head into the break with some momentum, there is plenty to correct. center_img Penetration was also a factor in the fact that New York had 60points in the paint to the Lakers’ 34. Odom’s woes: Twice in Tuesday’s game, as the team huddled during a timeout, Jackson yelled at Odom, once for a quickly taken 3-pointer and once for a defensive lapse. It’s been a tough go for Odom since his return from a knee injury. Odom went scoreless in the first half Tuesday, finished with 12 points and missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer. “I’m sure he’s not happy with his game,” Jackson said. “He can play a lot better than that.” Asked about his physical condition Tuesday, Odom gave a half shrug and said, “I’m playing.” Not much rest: The All-Star break isn’t that much of a break for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant will play in the All-Star Game, Bynum and Jordan Farmar will play in the rookie-sophomore game and the Lakers are scheduled to practice Tuesday in preparation for a game the next night. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez talks

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the seasonMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 19- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed talks are ongoing over a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Arsenal, but says a deal is “not done” yet.Mourinho said he is awaiting news on the transfer but insisted he is “out” of the negotiations. “Clearly everyone knows that we are there and especially when the Arsenal manager speaks so clearly like he did, there is no point in trying to hide or deny,” Mourinho said.“But [it is] not done, not done at all. In this moment Mkhitaryan our player, Sanchez is an Arsenal player. With a match tomorrow, I want to switch off and focus on what is the most important thing.”Mkhitaryan arrived at United’s Carrington training ground as normal on Friday morning but Mourinho confirmed the Armenian will not be involved against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.Mourinho said: “[He is] not selected. But in very good condition, training really well.”Sky Sports News understands an agreement is yet to be reached between all parties in the deal, including some of the representatives attached to it.Arsenal are also discussing a move for another player, believed to be Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Mourinho, though, said his involvement in the transfer ended when he told the club he wanted to sign Sanchez.“Sometimes people think transfers involve the managers a lot in the negotiations,” he said. “I think it depends a lot on the profile of the club, the way we establish our jobs and in my case when it goes to the table of negotiations I like to be out.“I’m out. I will just be calmly waiting for news. No more than that.”Asked what is holding up the deal, Mourinho said: “I don’t know. My involvement in the situation is just to say the reasons why I would like to have the player and no more than that. I’m out.”-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Video: Guess the footballers from their tattoos! Feat. Man United, Barca and PSG legends

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi and David Beckham are just three famous footballers who have had tattoos inked on their bodies.But as this video shows, they have some serious competition when it comes to the most incredible body art belonging to players.Watch the video above and see if you can work out the mystery footballers behind the tattoos.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here.last_img

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League Cup round-up: Watford crash out and nervous nights for Aston Villa, Stoke and Crystal Palace

first_img1 Preston Watford became the first League Cup shock of the season after losing to Championship side Preston North End.The Hornets made 11 changes to their side and were unable to find the net as Marnick Vermijl’s goal proved decisive.Stoke avoided the upset of the round as they were taken all the way to penalties by League Two Luton Town after the game finished 3-3 after extra-time.The first 14 penalties were all converted successfully until Scott Griffiths’ effort smashed into the crossbar, leaving Geoff Cameron to win it 8-7 for the Premier League side.West Bromwich Albion also needed penalties to overcome Port Vale of League One after a 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns.Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick as Aston Villa needed extra time to overcome a defiant Notts County in the League Cup as they won 5-3 at Villa Park.Villa fell behind twice in normal time but clawed it back with the winner coming in the 99th minute of the game.Similarly, Crystal Palace were taken into extra time by League One Shrewsbury Town as the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.Nevertheless, the Eagles netted twice in two minutes to end the game as 4-1 victors to go through to the next round.Sunderland avoided a shock defeat to Exeter City after the League Two twice came from behind to draw level.However, a Jermain Defoe hat-trick and a brace from Jack Rodwell were too much for Exeter as the game ended 6-3.Leicester City maintained their impressive start to the season with a 4-1 victory away to Bury with 20-year-old debutant Joe Dodoo netting a hat-trick.Newcastle beat Northampton 4-1 at St James’ Park after racing to a 2-0 lead within eight minutes as new signing Florian Thauvin scored his first goal for the Magpies.Other results:Birmingham 2-0 GillinghamBurton 1-2 MiddlesbroughDoncaster 1-4 IpswichFulham 3-0 Sheffield UnitedHartlepool 0-4 BournemouthHull 1-0 RochdaleMK Dons 2-1 CardiffPeterborough 1-4 CharltonPortsmouth 1-2 CharltonQPR 1-2 CarlisleRotherham 1-2 NorwichSheffield Wednesday 1-0 Oxford UnitedSwansea 3-0 YorkWalsall 2-1 Brightonlast_img read more

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GIVEN BEATEN FOUR TIMES ON STOKE DEBUT BUT HE COULD NOW MAKE EURO 2016 SQUAD

first_imgSHAY Given turns 40 later this week – but it was a different 4-0 on his mind last night as Spurs put four past him as he made his Stoke City debut.However the Donegal man’s first Premier League start in 12 months could put him back on contention for one of the three available goalkeeping spots in Ireland’s squad for Euro 2016.Darren Randolph is certain to be in France – leaving Given contending with David Forde and Kieron Westwood for the final two places. The Lifford man did make some good stops as Spurs ran riot against Stoke last night.The visitors closed the gap on Leicester to five points with the win.Harry Kane’s sublime curling finish, his 23rd Premier League goal of the season, set them on their way before Christian Eriksen hit the crossbar.Dele Alli doubled the lead before he hit a post when it was easier to score. Kane rolled in the third before Alli’s right-foot volley made it 4-0 to wrap up Spurs’ ninth away win of the season.Leicester’s final four matches are against Swansea (home), Manchester United (away), Everton (home) and Chelsea (away). Tottenham’s remaining fixtures see them face West Brom (home), Chelsea (away), Southampton (home) and Newcastle (away). GIVEN BEATEN FOUR TIMES ON STOKE DEBUT BUT HE COULD NOW MAKE EURO 2016 SQUAD was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by John2Share 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:IrelandShay Givenspursstokelast_img read more

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