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Texas school district apologizes for slurs during broadcast

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The game was broadcast by an online site that covers Cleburne High School contests but isn’t affiliated with the school district, school officials said.Cleburne officials told Arlington administrators that the broadcaster will no longer call games, Johnston said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We support that decision,” Johnston said in an email, adding that the schools believe “this is not a time for divisiveness, and we appreciate CISD taking steps to promote unity and good sportsmanship.”The broadcaster referred to the Seguin players as the “cougroes,” an apparent conflation of the school mascot Cougar and the word “Negro.” Porzingis scores 30, Knicks beat Nets for 1st win MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than a third of the Seguin student body is African-American, while about 3 percent of students at Cleburne High School are black, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.The same broadcaster also invoked a weight-loss program in joking about a Seguin cheerleader, saying at one point: “Jenny Craig has … a lot of work to do with her.”Johnston said in an earlier statement that, “We do not condone such boorish behavior.”A spokeswoman for Cleburne schools, Lisa Magers, said the district began investigating shortly after the game.“Cleburne ISD does not condone unacceptable, unprofessional, unethical comments,” she said.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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team.The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington, while the other school is in Cleburne, a city just south of Fort Worth.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Magers noted the site isn’t affiliated with the school district and said its operators have apologized.Johnston and Magers identified the broadcaster as Mark Banton. He acknowledged to the Star-Telegram that he was one of the broadcasters who covered the football game, but he said he had “nothing to say” about the comments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’

first_img“I don’t see anything wrong with what Gretchel did. In fact she should be commended for helping in this fund-raising event by her participation,” said Ricky Palou, president of Sports Vision, which organizes the PVL.“The suspension and hefty fine on Soltones by the PSL officials is absurd and totally uncalled for,” Palou said in a statement. “In the first place, Soltones has no contract with the PSL. She is only on loan to the team of Iriga as her mother league is the PVL.”Palou added that the PVL All Star was scheduled at the start of the 2017 season, before Soltones agreed to play on loan for Team Iriga.Team Iriga could not vote during the deliberation.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Philippine Superliga team owners unanimously voted to deny the appeal by Team Iriga to reconsider Grethcel Soltones’ one-year ban and P50,000 fine as penalties for playing in an unsanctioned match outside of the league.The decision was branded “absurd” by the Premier Volleyball League, where Soltones plays, saying the power-hitting star merely did her part to raise funds for a foundation established to raise scholarship funds for children of soldiers who gave up their lives in the line of duty.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ PSL representatives voted 7-0, upholding the league’s decision to ban and fine Soltones.Team Iriga, however, does not have a contract yet with Soltones, to the dismay of league officials who have imposed a rule on all teams to sign their players to a minimum of one year with a one-league rider in the contract, meaning players are not allowed to play outside of the PSL while they are under contract with their respective teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMinus the contract, it isn’t clear if Soltones herself would pay the fine or how the PSL plans to extract the sanction from the San Sebastian star.Soltones saw action in a one-game affair dubbed the PVL All-Star Game. The charity match was held to raise funds for the benefit of HERO Foundation. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nguyen ready for jeers as he fights hometown hero Folayang MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? At 32, James is once again left to shoulder the load for his hometown squad, particularly the massive void in terms of play making.“It’s been a while since I’ve had that clear-cut guy who can get guys involved but also score at the same time,” the three-time NBA champion told Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. “But it’s fine. It’s something that our team will make an adjustment to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAfter seven straight NBA Finals appearances, James continues to dominate with his beastly numbers this season, with averages of 28.1 points and 7.6 rebounds.The absence of another dependable facilitator also has him averaging career highs in assists, at 8.8 per game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) slaps hands with forward Jae Crowder (99) and guard JR Smith (5) after he was fouled during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Washington. The Cavaliers won 130-122.  AP/Nick WassAlthough LeBron James will not admit it outright, it certainly seems like he misses playing alongside Kyrie Irving.With several key players out nursing injuries, the Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled right out of the gate, currently sitting at 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-7 record.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson De la Hoya: I’d take McGregor in two MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers take NYC subwaySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Newly acquired guards Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade could have filled the gaps, but it seems like age and injuries have caught up with them.The team is also missing the services of proven scorer and playmaker Isaiah Thomas, who continues to be out with a hip injury. The diminutive point guard is expected to return to action in the coming months.Despite the early struggles, James assures the Cavs’ return to form as the season progresses.“I’m in win mode still,” he said.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Wright catches fire as Phoenix deals NLEX its 1st loss

first_imgThe Road Warriors clawed their way back from the 17-point hole, cutting the deficit down to four, 88-92, after a pair of Larry Fonacier freebies with 6:05 to play, but Wright, Jazul, and Perkins connected on their jumpers to put the game away for good.Fonacier paced NLEX with 22 points and four rebounds, while Juami Tiongson chipped in 12 markers, seven boards, and four dimes in the defeat as the Road Warriors suffered their first loss of the new season and dropped to 2-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “We’re happy that we were able to contain [NLEX],”said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “All of the coaches know that the strength of NLEX is their perimeter, and you can’t stop that. You can try to limit them and I guess we’re able to do that.”Phoenix did a good job containing NLEX’s sharpshooters, forcing the Road Warriors to shoot a measly 26 percent from downtown.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 folkJeff Chan also joined in the scoring party as he finished with 18 markers on a 2-of-3 clip from beyond-the-arc, to go with six boards, while RJ Jazul also went 2-of-3 from threes to nab 15 points and three rebounds.Rookie Jason Perkins also chimed in 14 markers and eight rebounds for Phoenix, which rose to 2-1 after starting the season with a loss. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Matthew Wright helped Phoenix welcome the new year on a good note after fending off NLEX, 102-95, Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fil-Canadian sniper went 4-of-8 from downtown, three of which coming in the third quarter pullaway. He wound up with 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and two steals as his explosion allowed the Fuel Masters to grab a 90-73 lead early in the fourth quarter and never look back.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Arellano wins two straight, Perpetual starts off strong Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Mixed feelings for Kevin after losing to dad Louie in PBA

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and the NLEX Road Warriors had just dropped their first game in the PBA Philippine Cup, but for the young guard losing against Phoenix hits quite closer to home—literally.Serving as head coach of the Fuel Masters is Kevin’s father Louie and the younger Alas knows he won’t hear the end of it.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 View comments Louie said he’s quite relieved that he finally won against Kevin after NLEX always managed to get the upper hand whenever the Road Warriors and the Aces faced.“I didn’t win against him when I was with Alaska, well this is a good thing,” said Louie. “This is my first time winning against him, at least I finally got one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LA Tenorio moves to 15th in PBA all-time assist list Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img LATEST STORIES “I’m happy for him with what he’s doing with Phoenix, but for me personally I’m down because we lost and at the same time I had horrible game,” said Kevin in Filipino after the 102-95 loss Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m sad but when he teases me I can’t do anything, I can’t lose my temper.”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 folkKevin finished with just six points, on 2-of-7 shooting, while adding two rebounds and six assists to his line.This is the first time that Kevin faced a team that his father head coached, although the two met each other several times but Louie was still an assistant coach with Alaska back then. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

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Slaughter doubtful for semis opener as Ginebra faces ‘monster’ SMB

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Warriors get newfound joy under Roque View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Kings took down the Beermen in the 2017 Governors’ Cup Finals, but Cone said it’s an entirely different story in the all-Filipino conference.“They’re actually a different in all-Filipino. I think they’re better all-Filipino than they are with imports. So there’s the difference.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRelief hit Tim Cone just moments after Barangay Ginebra went through the wringer in sweeping Rain or Shine in their best-of-three quarterfinals series on Wednesday.But hitting a certain level of comfort won’t last long for Cone and the rest of the Gin Kings, who now face an uphill climb against defending champion San Miguel Beer in a best-of-seven semifinals showdown.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The top-seeded Beermen entered the semifinals after dumping the KaTropa, 106-93, on Tuesday with Fajardo posting 35 points on 15-of-19 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds and two blocks.Making it doubly hard for the Gin Kings is that Greg Slaughter, their best defender against Fajardo, could still be out early in the series due to an ankle injury.“Our big question mark obviously is whether Greg is gonna play. I would say, if we’re gonna play a day after tomorrow, he won’t play. But if given another day or two, he may play. But we do expect him back some time in the series,” Cone said.“We just hope we don’t fall too far behind without him, whether he can make an impact. That’s the big thing for us, whether Greg can play. That would really help us equalize San Miguel. He’d be the great equalizer.”The semifinals could start as early as Friday and Saturday at the latest depending on the result of the quarterfinals matchup between NLEX and Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT “Wow what a relief. It’s always a big relief to get through the quarters. To me, it’s the hardest series to win, the quarter series,” Cone said after the Gin Kings held on for a 99-91 win over the Elasto Painters.“Now we face the monster. That’s San Miguel. You can refer that to San Miguel or you can refer that to June Mar,” Cone went on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEither way, it’s an apt description for the Beermen, who have won the last three all-Filipino conferences and June Mar Fajardo, who is the reigning four-time MVP.“Again, San Miguel, what can you say? They won three championships in a row in this conference for a reason,” Cone said. “You watched San Miguel-Talk ’N Text and Talk ’N Text was really playing good basketball up until that game. They were really turning a hole or a big corner and still, San Miguel, outsteadied them all the way through the game. June Mar came up with 30 plus points.” 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 awardlast_img read more

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Serena Williams withdraws from Madrid Open

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, returned to the tour in Indian Wells this year after a 14-month absence because of the birth of her daughter.She won in Madrid in 2012 and 2013.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 crownWilliams was also scheduled to take part in a charity event in advance of the main tournament. Her place in the charity exhibition was taken by fellow American Coco Vandeweghe. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img View comments MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ FILE – Serena Williams celebrates her victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during the BNP Paribas Open on March 10, 2018 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPMADRID — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Madrid Open, saying she wasn’t ready to compete.Tournament organizers say Williams withdrew because she needs more time to train before returning to action.ADVERTISEMENT Late Rolando winner sends Marseille to Europa League final Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

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YKK Asia, Real Madrid Foundation hold football clinic in Manila

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “The clinic complements the grassroots program of Philippine Football Federation as there are certain areas that our regional football associations cannot reach that the YKK can,” PFF General Secretary Edwin Gastanes said in a press conference at Shangri-La at the Fort Friday.The children are aged eight to 15 as YKK and RMF want to discover “future stars” in football.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 crownMeanwhile, 30 local coaches selected by the PFF will get tips from the esteemed mentors on June 22.“We (PFF) have been increasing our coaches for the past six years, we now want to enhance quality and getting in touch with the Real Madrid Foundation is a good opportunity for us,” Gastanes said. “We will have quality players if we have quality coaches.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gastanes also revealed that Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund also expressed their interest in holding a clinic in the country.The three NGOs from which the participants came from are Punta Fuego Village Foundation, ChildHope Asia Philippines, and Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.“We (YKK) chose football because it is the highest sport globally and it is the common language of the world,” YKK Philippines AVP for Marketing Augustin Villarama said. Justin Robert ValenciaADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nets go abroad, grab Musa and Kurucs in NBA draft MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew YKK Philippines, Real Madrid Foundation, and Philippine Football Federation exchange tokens of appreciation. Photo by Justin Valencia, PDI traineeCoaches from Real Madrid Foundation will train 300 Filipino children in a three-day football clinic brought to the country by the YKK Asia Group.Kids from three non-government organizations will undergo training under RMF coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin, and Hector Vicente from June 23 to 24 at McKinley Hill Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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Jordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games

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’ LATEST STORIES It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games The NBA on Wednesday morning released a statement giving Clarkson and China’s Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks “one time” clearance to suit up for their respective countries in the continental meet.The Philippine men’s basketball team opens its campaign against Kazakhstan on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Jordan Clarkson attends Gilas Pilipinas training. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJordan Clarkson went from not being allowed to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games to being the country’s flag-bearer.The Philippine Sports Commission on Wednesday announced that Clarkson will be front and center when the Philippine delegation marches during the opening ceremony on Saturday at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Originally, the designation belonged to BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who was the only Filipino gold medalist four years ago in previous Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.READ: Caluag named PH’s flag-bearer for Asian GamesFEATURED 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’Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard, was initially disallowed by the NBA to participate in the Asiad.The league, however, made a U-turn and gave Clarkson the thumbs up following an appeal made by Philippine sports officials. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Jordan Rules

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA—Both the NBA and national coach Yeng Guiao have but one rule when it comes to Jordan Clarkson.Clarkson will get to play only in one tournament for Gilas Pilipinas this year and Guiao hopes to make it count with plans to unleash the Cleveland Cavaliers standout “like an import” in the Asian Games men’s basketball competitions here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins And it looks like the country will get a lot of looks at Clarkson in a Philippines kit.“I will play him like an import,” Guiao told the Inquirer after practice Wednesday as the Filipinos prepare for their all-important clash with rugged Kazakhstan in Group D play that will more or less determine whether or not Gilas advances to the KO stages.“We won’t ask him to score 50 points and get 20 rebounds, but his intelligence would make me want to have him on the floor for the most part,” Guiao said.“Basically, he will be resting just a couple of minutes a quarter,” he said. “We will be a better team with him around and at the same time, with Jordan coming over, we can now hold our own in the guard positions against any country in this tournament.”The NLEX coach in the PBA, though, was quick to temper fan expectations.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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Jordan coming in is not an instant solution to our deficiencies,” he said. “But he is certainly going to be a big help.”Clarkson, according to Guiao, also upgraded the Philippines’ status against powerhouse China.“From total underdogs in the China game, we are now just the slight underdogs,” Guiao said. “What we know is that they (Chinese) have three 7-footers, but with Clarkson around, who knows, we might get lucky.”China also got the same deal as the Philippines in getting clearance for two of its players signed to NBA contracts.Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks will also not be able to suit up for the qualifying windows as a result of the clearance they got to suit up for the Asiad, which is one of the tournaments that the NBA releases players to.But the rule hit the Philippines harder than China, which really doesn’t need to win games in the Fiba windows since the Chinese are already seeded to the 2019 World Cup being the hosts.Tatum’s helpPanlilio also bared that the NBA’s Mark Tatum played a key role in Clarkson and the two Chinese, getting the green light from the league to play in the Asiad. The SBP got the written consent at 9 Wednesday morning.“Basically, the NBA doesn’t want to gamble on the health of their players by having them play in the Asian Games and then in the (Fiba) windows,” Panlilio told the Inquirer. “The NBA feels that having them play both events, and with training camp to follow the week after, would be too much for their bodies to take.”The affected games that Clarkson will miss are the away game against Iran and the home match against Qatar, which will be played behind closed doors as a result of the July 2 brawl between the Philippines and Australia in their World Cup qualifying showdown. Also as a result of that brawl, 10 Gilas standouts were suspended in varying number of games, thoroughly depleting the country’s national pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Move to make Brownlee Filipino gains momentum with bill DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The Inquirer learned Wednesday night that the NBA made the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas choose between the Asiad and the Fiba World Cup Qualifying windows, saying it won’t allow Clarkson to suit up for both because of health concerns.“It was a no-brainer that we chose the Asian Games, because this is the Olympics of the region and we want to go there with the best chance that we have (at winning),” said Al Panlilio, the SBP president who, together with chair and basketball backer Manny V. Pangilinan, lobbied long and hard to get the clearance from the NBA.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’Long wait“The Filipino people have waited so long to see Jordan play for the country,” Panlilio said. “And we are also excited.” View commentslast_img read more

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