Uichico working on ‘maximizing strengths’ as Gilas struggles without big man

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He’ll join us at a later date so that means we are practicing without him,” Uichico said. “We can’t do anything about it. We just have to work hard. We’re small so we have to box out and rebound. If we’re quicker, we run.”Former national team coach Tab Baldwin, who calls the shots for the Blue Eagles, pointed out possible concerns for the Cadets heading into the SEA Games including the lack of size upfront and chemistry.“I think the obvious that jumps out is they don’t have a center. They lack a big man in the middle and we’re (Ateneo) not really the type of team who can exploit that because that’s not our stength either,” said Baldwin, who led the national team to a gold medal in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.“They got good guards, they have good leadership, but I think they need more time together. They need time to settle down and become a team.”Baldwin said Standhardinger addresses the Cadets’ frontline issues but it will depend on how he would fare playing back-to-back tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Players’ shaved heads symbol of ‘unity,’ says Tang, as Blazers snap skid Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “We lack big men. It’s hard to play without a big man, but these are the players that will play in the Southeast Asian Games, so we will just try to maximize our strengths and see how we can make up for our deficiencies,” said Jong Uichico, who will coach the Gilas cadets in the SEA Games after escaping Ateneo, 86-79.Christian Standhardinger, the Cadets’ lone center, won’t be with the team until he finishes his commitments in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Without the rugged 6-foot-8 Fil-German, the Cadets will have to play with either Troy Rosario, who is a forward, or Raymar Jose at center.Due to a scheduling conflict with the SEA Games and Fiba Asia Cup, Standhardinger could miss the Cadets’ opening game against one of its toughest challengers in Thailand. MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “I think he’s (Standhardinger) gonna do double duty so he’s gotta stay healthy. Obviously, playing two tournaments back-to-back isn’t easy either. I don’t know what else they can do, but they really need some help in the middle.”The Cadets play three more exhibition games against Adamson, Far Eastern University and National U.The team opens its SEA Games campaign against a tough Thailand side.Baldwin doesn’t exactly know the kind of competition the Cadets are going to face in Malaysia, but he’s certain that the national team will fight.“I like these players a lot. I’ve coached a lot of those players. There’s some talented players there, others are very competitive guys. This team is not gonna back down from anybody but I don’t really know what they’re gonna face,” he said.“Thailand’s gonna be tough, Indonesia”s gonna be tough. Who knows, who else? The zone is changing, the zone is maturing. I know that we would like to send our best players, but we always have to battle the political landscape here, and that’s what Gilas will continue to do. These guys will go in there and will play compete hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Cadets in a huddle during their tune up against Ateneo on Tuesday. Photo by Mark GiongcoGilas cadets’ lack of big men and preparation showed in their first tuneup game against the Ateneo Blue Eagles on Tuesday.The Philippine team is building up for the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and so far, there’s still a lot of work to be done.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Umali tops Youth division in 22nd Sletba Open; Alvarez, Tagulinao score

first_imgKenzo Umali after posting a perfect score Saturday nightNational Youth pool member Kenzo Umali put on an amazing display of power bowling Saturday night to capture the Youth Masters division of the 22nd Sletba Open at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Umali, 18, of TBAM-Prima, capped a brilliant performance with a perfect game in the sixth of the 8-game series, which pulled him away from the pack of 18 other finalists. He ended up the show with a total of 1930, or an average of 241.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Down, not out MOST READ LATEST STORIES Four other players from TBAM-Prima made up the top five, namely Art Barrientos with 1705, Bill Yambao with 1688, Merwin Tan with 1678, and Danielle Evangelista with 1673.Umali’s perfect game was his fifth in his young career. He achieved the feat on lanes 19-20 using a 15-pound Black Hammer urethane ball.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 ChrissEarlier on Saturday, Arnold Alvarez of Sletba topped the Classified Masters field with a total of 1764 pitfalls in eight games, followed by Mark Legurpa of PTBA with 1714, Zal Barrientos and Annie Estrada, both of Sletba, with 1667 and 1661, respectively, and Ted Convocar of PTBA with 1651.Arnold AlvarezIn the Senior Masters category finals held Friday night, Ricky Tagulinao of PBA kept his composure to clinch the title. Four Sletba players trailed him, namely Pabs Penalba with 1746, Abel Ulanday with 1739, Pet Agluba with 1730, and Peter Plaza with 1713. View commentscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ricky TagulinaoThe Ladies and the 15 & Under divisions are being played Sunday morning, to be followed in the afternoon by the Open Masters class.The 22nd Sletba Open is sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Eleven plead not guilty as steroid investigation expands

first_img The first boxer in Nevada history to test positive for methamphetamine after a fight was suspended for nine months and fined $18,750 by regulators. The ruling means Omar Nino-Romero won’t be able to fight in the United States during the term of the suspension. GOLF: Mark Wilson made birdie on the third playoff hole to beat Jose Coceres to win the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., marking Wilson’s first PGA Tour win in 111 starts. Wilson, who earned $990,000, has gone to the Tour’s qualifying school in each of the past 10years, but is now exempt through the 2009 season. JURISPRUDENCE: Illinois football players Jody Ellis and Derrick McPhearson – accused of stealing wallets, cell phones and laptop computers – were kicked off the team just hours after pleading not guilty to felony burglary and theft charges. The growing case has linked the online drug network to doctors and health care centers in at least three states. The four are charged with 20 counts each of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions, criminal sale of a controlled substance and insurance fraud. Eleven people connected to a Florida pharmacy at the center of a nationwide investigation into the illegal sale of steroids pleaded not guilty Monday. Robert Stanley Loomis and wife, Naomi, the owners of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, Fla., were arrested last Tuesday during a raid in which police confiscated truck loads of drugs and other evidence. Both are registered pharmacists in Florida. Robert Loomis’ brother, pharmacist Kenneth Michael Loomis, and Kirk Calvert, Signature’s marketing director, also were charged. center_img South Carolina quarterback recruit Stephen Garcia admitted keying a professor’s car and asked the victim and football coach Steve Spurrier to forgive him. Garcia, a highly touted recruit who enrolled early, has been arrested twice since arriving at South Carolina in January. A restraining order against former University of California football star Marshawn Lynch was revoked after the running back proved he was never notified of the court hearing. MOTOR SPORTS: An appeals committee upheld penalties levied against Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne after NASCAR caught their teams cheating at the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing appealed the severity of the fine against Robbie Reiser and the deduction of points from Kenseth, while Evernham Motorsports appealed only the docking of points from Kahne. 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

‘Piers Morgan for Arsenal boss has shorter odds – Leicester’s win is a MIRACLE!’

first_imgA good day for Leicester fans, a bad one for bookmakers.Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds and give a bookmakers’ reaction to Leicester’s shock Premier League title victory.The 5000/1 Foxes wrapped up the title with two games still to play as rivals Tottenham could only draw at Chelsea on Monday night.And Stevens has told talkSPORT that bookmakers have paid out an estimated £20million to punters who put their money on Claudio Ranieri’s side.“We’ve got 114 customers with odds between 3000/1 – 1000/1, and plenty more at lesser odds, so there are a lot of punters celebrating,” Coral’s PR manager said on Tuesday’s Coral Daily Download.“In betting terms it’s the biggest sporting upset EVER!“We don’t offer many bets at 5000/1, and those that we do just don’t win.“To put in context, Northern Ireland to win the World Cup is 5000/1. Elvis being confirmed alive is 5000/1. Jeremy Clarkson becoming the next Prime Minister is 5000/1.“Arsenal sacking Arsene Wenger and appointing Piers Morgan their next manager is only 2500/1!“What Leicester have achieved is nothing short of a miracle.”Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Delight as Donegal business secures multi-million euro deal

first_imgBUSINESS: A family run Donegal business have announced that they’ve secured a huge multi-million euro contract to export their products. Gallagher’s Bakery, located in the beautiful village of Ardara – have announced the massive deal which will see them export their gluten free breads to over 10,000 outlets in the USA and Canada.Gallagher’s now employ over 300 employees, and there will be an additional 70 jobs created with the €2.5million expansion at a site in Cashel next year. Gallagher’s also confirmed that the multi-million euro contract agreed with the businesses in the USA and Canada is a ‘long-term exclusive contract.’They already supply their gluten free bread to over 1,000 stores in Australia.Gallagher’s also have a big presence in the bread industry in the UK, last year, they started to supply multinational retailers M&S and Sainsbury’s.Delight as Donegal business secures multi-million euro deal was last modified: September 30th, 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:BusinessdealdonegaleuroGallagher’s BakeryMulti-Millionnewslast_img read more

GARDAI BELIEVE FIVE MASKED RAIDERS ROBBED MANOR GARAGE

first_imgGardai have warned car-buyers across Donegal to check chassis numbers and get registration books if buying a vehicle.The warning comes following a daring raid on a garage in Manorcunningham at the weekend in which three expensive cars were stolen.Gardai have now released more details of the raid in which €93,000 worth of cars and jeeps were stolen. They revealed that five raiders took part in the robbery and all were wearing balaclavas to avoid CCTV footage.The raiders spent two hours at Colm Dillon Cars in Manorcunningham in which they took two Audis and a Toyota Land Cruiser jeep.The robbers broke into a steel cupboard which held the keys for the cars and then cut a hole in a wire fence before driving the cars across fields in the direction of Northern Ireland.Gardai say the vehicles, a red Audi A4 worth €27,000, a 2008 red Audi A5 worth €26,000 and a grey Toyota Land cruiser worth €40,000, were low in fuel and have appealed for any garage owners who may have been used to fill up to come forward. Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien said they believe raid took place around 1am.He said the Gardaí are working “very closely” with the PSNI and have “made significant progress” in their investigation.Supt Garda O’Brien added “It would appear that garages are being targeted to steal cars to order. This is the second raid of this type on Dillon’s. In May, a 2009 Toyota Corolla was stolen and this vehicle was later recovered, on June 23, in Ballyshannon. The car had been prepared for sale and had false number plates fitted.“We would advise anyone intending to purchase a car off a website or from a magazine to be wary, especially if the seller gives a mobile number instead of a landline for a business or wants to meet in a car park. Check the chassis number and always get Registration Book or Certificate.”Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074 9167100. EndsGARDAI BELIEVE FIVE MASKED RAIDERS ROBBED MANOR GARAGE was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 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:Colm Dillon Carsraidtree cars stolenlast_img read more

UP TO 25CMs OF SNOW FOR DONEGAL – FORECASTERS SAY

first_imgDONEGAL WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: THE good news is that it won’t be anything like the Big Freeze of 2010/11 – according to the forecasters at least.But Donegal will get a dusting of snow overnight with more being predicted tomorrow and on Sunday – and one forecaster saying our hills could get 25cms at the weekend, with up to 10cms on lower ground.Both Met Eireann and the UK Met Office also say a storm is on its way on Friday. “Temperatures will drop and it is going to be a bitterly cold weekend,” said a Met Eireann spokesman.He added: “There is a high risk of a very cold week ahead with some severe frosts. Some falls of snow possible also especially early in the week.”Peter O’Donnell from The Meteo Times, in a winter weather update earlier this evening, warned of big snow falls for the North West.“Put into forecasting terms, this looks like being a gradual north to south replacement of mild Atlantic air now present by snow-chilled air masses seeping into the increasingly easterly circulation from a much colder Britain,” said Peter. “The process starts late Friday night when tonight’s frontal system stalls and gets pulled back into low pressure near Donegal/Derry. That should place most of Ulster in the colder variety of air masses near -1 C with sleet changing to snow, and there could be heavy falls on higher terrain. Expect 5-10 cm in places but 15-25 cm on some hills in the north by late Saturday.”He added: “The most likely places to see heavy snow would be hills in south Donegal and about halfway up the eastern slopes in Wicklow and south Dublin (around 350m might see the heaviest accumulations).” UP TO 25CMs OF SNOW FOR DONEGAL – FORECASTERS SAY was last modified: January 17th, 2013 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:donegal weatherDONEGAL WINTER WEATHER UPDATEUP TO 25CMs OF SNOW FOR DONEGAL – FORECASTERS SAYlast_img read more

Foes focus on Wie

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Remember Tiger Woods? “I hadn’t done anything on the PGA Tour … and I got big contracts,’ Woods said last week, recalling the resentment he felt when he turned pro in 1996. Woods had the best amateur career this side of Bobby Jones. He missed the cut the first seven times he played on the PGA Tour, but he shot 66 in the ’96 British Open and tied for 22nd in his last major as an amateur. Nike thought so much of his potential that they awarded him a five-year contract worth $40 million. The money was outrageous at the time, and so was the reaction on tour. “Some guys gave me the cold shoulder,’ Woods said. “Some guys wouldn’t talk to me at all.’ PALM DESERT — Michelle Wie has loads of money in the bank, all because she turned pro and signed her name at the bottom of two endorsement contracts. Making friends might be a little tougher. Wie turned 16 on Tuesday, finally old enough to drive. And while she is blazing her own trails in golf, Wie should expect to hit a few bumps along the road in the form of jealously and resentment. She certainly won’t be the first young prodigy to encounter those. center_img That didn’t last long, as Woods won twice in seven starts to not only secure his PGA Tour card, but to finish in the top 30 on the money list and qualify for the Tour Championship. Then there was Kelli Kuehne. She turned pro at the end of 1996 and brought similar credentials two straight U.S. Women’s Amateurs and the Women’s British Amateur during her All-American years at Texas. Her endorsement deal with Nike sent shock waves throughout the LPGA Tour, where women battle for a fraction of the money paid to the men. Worse yet, Nike had just cut loose one-third of its LPGA staff including Juli Inkster and Beth Daniel saying it wanted to go with youth. A year later, the swoosh signed up Kuehne for about $1.25 million a year, enormous money for the LPGA Tour, astounding considering Kuehne didn’t turn pro until Q- school was over. She had no card, and no place to play. The reaction was so severe that Sports Illustrated estimated 140 out of 150 players refused to wear anything Nike. “Women are very competitive, in case you haven’t noticed,’ Kuehne said. “And women tend to hold grudges not just on our tour, but women in general. Once I started playing well, it wasn’t an issue any more. I don’t think anyone wanted me to fail, but I remember some girls resented me. It’s all part of being a rookie.’ Wie at least has experience on her side. She has been dealing with resentment ever since she started getting a full slate of sponsor’s exemptions at age 13. “When you have talent like that,’ Cristie Kerr said, “you’re always going to have a little controversy around it.’ Some players were indignant when she received an exemption last year to the U.S. Women’s Open, especially when it was announced as the Curtis Cup team was preparing for a weekend of practice and bonding. All of Wie’s teammates had to go through qualifying for the Open. Wie again got preferential treatment this year when the LPGA Championship changed its criteria to award an exemption to a top amateur guess who? making her the first amateur to ever play in that major. Now comes the money, contracts from Nike and Sony worth as much as $10 million a year. That’s about $3 million more than what Annika Sorenstam pulls in, even though the Swede has won nine majors and the career Grand Slam. “She’s going to make something like $10 million? For what? For winning one tournament?’ sniffed 17- year-old Morgan Pressel in the latest issue of Fortune magazine that features Wie on its cover. The reference was to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links that Wie won at age 13, which first cranked up the hype over this Hawaii sensation. Wie hasn’t won another tournament since, although no one denies her talent. She has three runner-up finishes on the LPGA Tour this year, including the LPGA Championship. She tied for third at the Women’s British Open. And in just seven starts, she would have earned $640,870, enough to put her 13th on the LPGA Tour money list. That’s why Woods thinks she might have an easier time than he did. “She’s been out there,’ he said. “She has played in so many tournaments out there. I only played in the majors that I qualified for through (winning) the Amateur, then maybe one other. I didn’t really do much. Plus, I didn’t have success at the tour level, where she has. And that’s the difference.’ Is she worth what Nike and Sony are paying? No matter what she does, Wie brings attention wherever she goes. TV ratings were up 54 percent when she played in the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour, the tournament’s gross receipts were up 40 percent. “Do I think Michelle will get animosity? A little bit,’ Kuehne said. “But she’s proven that she’s certainly capable of earning a damn good living on our tour.’ LPGA Tour commission Carolyn Bivens met with players last week when Wie announced she was turning pro. They know what’s coming, because they have seen it before. The commissioner’s plea was to look at the big picture. “Carolyn told us we can all form whatever opinion you want for the moment,’ Meg Mallon said. “But this girl is going to be good for you.’ 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

Explosives stockpile in N.M. goes missing

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – About 150 pounds of plastic explosives has disappeared from a private storage site, along with 2,500 blasting caps and 20,000 feet of explosive detonation cord, authorities said Monday. “In the hands of the wrong person, this material can be very, very destructive,” Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said at a news conference. Wayne Dixie, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said the missing material was enough to level a building. Two containers, both stored inside two bunkers southwest of Albuquerque, were burglarized sometime between Dec. 13 and Sunday, authorities said. Dixie cautioned there was no evidence to suggest a link to terrorism but said investigators had no leads or suspects. Authorities offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information that helps them recover the goods. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The materials were reported missing by the owner of Cherry Engineering Inc. Dixie said the company performs “research for the law enforcement community” but declined to elaborate. “Our cause for concern is that these materials are highly energetic, military-style explosives that are not commonly used in commercial industry,” said ATF spokesman Tom Mangan. Cherry Engineering was federally certified as an explosives storage facility and was in compliance with ATF regulations, Dixie said. The site was inspected weekly. Company officials were cooperating with investigators. Mangan said the owner has had no violations since acquiring a license to store explosives in 1990. The missing explosives are roughly big enough to fit into a truck, van or SUV, police spokesman John Walsh said. “It looks like plumber’s putty rolled up in wax paper,” he said. last_img read more