Only 1 of 32 coaches at World Cup is black

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse attends a training session, on June 18, 2018 in Moscow, on the eve of the team’s opening match as part of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOVMOSCOW — The only black coach at this year’s World Cup says there is a need for more in the sport.Senegal’s Aliou Cisse says “in European countries, in major clubs, you see lots of African players. Now we need African coaches for our continent to go ahead.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 View comments Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The percentage of black players at this year’s tournament is far higher.FIFA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.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 crownCisse spoke Monday, a day ahead of Senegal’s World Cup opener against Poland. He was captain of Senegal’s team when it reached the 2002 quarterfinals in the nation’s only previous World Cup appearance. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

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Jones Cup: Ateneo comeback falls short vs Canada

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Led by guard Matt Nieto and Thirdy Ravena, Ateneo pulled to within six twice in the final one minute and 15 seconds.The Eagles, however, just didn’t have enough time left complete their comeback as the Canadians improved to 4-0 in the nine-team tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Nieto scored a game-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field while Ravena added 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks.Ateneo suffered its second straight loss after opening its campaign with a stunning win over Chinese Taipei-White, 87-64, on Sunday. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo gave undefeated 3D Global Sports of Canada a scare before falling, 86-78, in the 2018 William Jones Cup at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan.The Blue Eagles just came up short in their comeback bid where they rallied from 27 points down in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Canada had five players in double figures led by Shaquille Keith’s 18 points on top of seven rebounds and five assists.Ateneo plays Japan next on Wednesday then, Indonesia on Thursday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Orange troops’ to keep Jakarta clean during Asian Gameslast_img read more

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June Mar Fajardo out for 2 months with shin fracture

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH bet Meggie Ochoa bags bronze in Asian Games jiujitsu Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal June Mar Fajardo is set to miss two months of action with a fracture on his right shin, which initially went undetected.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES A source close to the situation said the injury was just diagnosed on Monday after a medical check-up.The fracture, the source said, wasn’t detected earlier since the symptoms manifested just recently.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’Fajardo’s absence will surely impact the Philippines in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier, where Gilas will face the Iranian national team in Tehran and Qatar in a closed-door game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The affable bigman is one of the few players spared of the suspension in the aftermath of the brawl between the Philippines and Australia last month. The injury could also jeopardize Fajardo’s bid for a fifth straight MVP as the league requires a player to have played in 70 percent of his team’s games during the whole season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

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Top contenders F2 Logistics, Foton cruise past Superliga foes

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal F2 Logistics and Foton, two of the teams tipped to contend for the title, clobbered their respective foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The two squads also clinched their second straight victory, with the Cargo Movers crushing Sta. Lucia, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18, and the Tornadoes whipping Cignal, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra routs NLEX, sets up semis duel vs Magnolia Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Majoy Baron led the Cargo Movers with 14 points.Meanwhile, CJ Rosario delivered 13 kills, two blocks and two aces to finish with 17 points while Mina Aganon tallied 14 hits for Foton, which hardly missed the presence of towering frontliners Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat.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 ChrissSantiago and Manabat opted to sit out the season-ending conference to see action in the prestigious V. Premier League of Japan. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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Travis posts triple-double, Hotshots eliminate Elite to enter semis

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Hotshots, the first team in the semis, face the winner of the quarterfinals matchup between No. 1 Barangay Ginebra and No. 8 NLEX.Ian Sangalang added 18 points, capped by a big basket that gave the Hotshots the lead for good, 97-96, with 2:12 remaining. 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 ChrissSangalang, who shot 7-of-11 from the field, also grabbed eight rebounds and had four blocks in 24 minutes off the bench.JP Erram shone with 15 points and 19 rebounds while Henry Walker had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists but still not enough to keep the Elite’s dream conference going. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Red Lions blast Perez-less Pirates in NCAA Finals opener 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blackwater ended the elimination round as the fifth seed with a 7-4 record. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? PBA IMAGESRomeo Travis notched a triple-double to push Magnolia past Blackwater, 103-99, on Tuesday to enter the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Travis posted 18 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists while Paul Lee led all scorers with 22 points, including a pair of game-sealing free throws with five seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Sports Briefs: Nov. 16, 2018

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Race heats up for PVL semifinal berthsThe chase for the last semifinal berth winds down to three teams entering the final week of the double-round elimination of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference. PetroGazz, Pocari-Air Force and Tacloban all have shots at a Final Four berth and are expected to give their all to keep their title hopes alive. Though the Angels have the inside track owing to their 6-5 slate, the Lady Warriors and the Fighting Warays, who are tied at 5-7, are within mathematical distance and will gun for a sweep of their remaining games to keep in contention. PetroGazz, meanwhile, has three games left in its schedule, two against semifinalists Ateneo and Creamline and the other versus Adamson-Akari. All the Angels need to do is win one of those three to put a foot inside the semifinals. The Angels, who will be bannered by Steph Mercado, are expected to find the going tough against Ateneo and Creamline, who have been streaking of late.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Celebs add luster to BGC bike raceJake Cuenca, a regular triathlon campaigner, and fellow artists Enchong Dee and Iñigo Pascual take time out from their hectic schedules to lead the Sun Life Cycle PH at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on Saturday. SunPiology founder Piolo Pascual and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli, along with Yong Muhajil, Janus del Prado, Sarah Carlos, Kisses Delavin, Ysabel Ortega and Tommy Esguerra are also seeing action in the noncompetitive event put up by Sunrise Events, Inc. to promote a healthy lifestyle through cycling. The 40-kilometer ride has lured over 600 riders while the 20km and kids categories have drawn 392 and 100 participants, respectively. Gun start for the 40km ride is at 6 a.m. to be followed by the 20km ride at 6:20 a.m. and the kids ride at 8:30 a.m.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 Chriss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mixed emotions as Mario Bonleon bids UST farewellcenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

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Sporting greats De Vega, Nepomuceno, Coo inducted to PH Sports Hall of Fame

first_imgPosthumously enshrined were Filomeno Codinera (baseball/softball), Josephine dela Vina (athletics), Loreto Carbonell (basketball), Benjamin Arda (golf), Lita dela Rosa (bowling) and Sen. Ambrosio Padilla (basketball).Philippine Sports Commission chair William Ramirez congratulated all the awardees and extolled the virtues of hard work and dedication in his speech emphasizing, “it is love for sport and country that makes someone a legend.”The Philippine Sports Hall of Fame was created by virtue of Republic Act 8757, with representatives from the Philippine Olympic Committee, Games and Amusements Board, national sports associations and two other private groups.Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, GAB chairman Baham Mitra, Philippine Olympians Association president Akiko Thomson-Guevara were also present during the event.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Diego Costa in scoring slump before Atletico hosts Barcelona Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “It’s not easy to be an athlete and it’s not easy to win. It is difficult to do all the things that can make one achieve a very rewarding award like this,’’ said De Vega-Mercado, who came home from her coaching duties in Singapore.“I’m thankful that you have chosen me to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. This is one of the best awards that I received as a former athlete,’’ added the fastest woman in the continent during the 80s.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 ChrissCoo thanked her family who introduced her to the sport during the “trying times of her life.’’ while Nepomuceno, a recipient of countless local and international accolades felt proud by saying that “it is an honor to be recognized in your own country by your own people.”The three sports heroes joined the elite group of Hall of famers, which now has 37 inducted awardees since it was first held in 2010. Also present and inducted were boxing champ Erbito Salavarria, who held both the WBC and WBA flyweight belts during his prime. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Asia’s former sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado and bowling icons Paeng Nepomuceno and Bong Coo led the 10 awardees enshrined to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the PICC.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 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

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Bucks roll in Mike Budenholzer’s 1st game vs Hawks

first_imgCarpio 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Karl-Anthony Towns help Wolves recover in 120-103 win over Magic MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists in just 19 minutes, and the Bucks starters got plenty of rest in a 144-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.Khris Middleton scored 19 points while hitting all four of his 3-point attempts. Malcolm Brogdon also scored 19 and point guard Eric Bledsoe added 14 points and eight assists for the Bucks, who led 43-14 after 12 minutes.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 Chriss“Obviously, the first quarter (we) threw a big punch on both ends of the court,” Budenholzer said. “I thought the effort by Eric Bledsoe was great. To have that kind of lead and set the tone, the starters were phenomenal.”Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Milwaukee starters did not play in the fourth quarter. “It was huge,” Middleton said. “We get off to a great start, set the tone early and keep it going the whole game. Hopefully it can prepare us for tomorrow.”Milwaukee (27-10) improved its NBA-best record as it won its fifth straight and for the ninth time in 10 games. The Bucks tied a season high for points in a game, equaling their total against Sacramento on Nov. 4, and scored more than 140 for a league-best third time.“They’re the No. 1 team in the league right now,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. “They’re playing with an edge and we saw that tonight.“We just didn’t have it. That’s part of our growing pains and part of our growth, to understand that you have to go through these things.”Toronto (28-12) is coming off a road loss to San Antonio and already has lost the first two games against Milwaukee this season. The Bucks could capture the season tiebreaker with another win Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Hawks: Host Miami on Sunday.Bucks: Host Toronto on Saturday. Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives between Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins and DeAndre’ Bembry during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — The last thing the Milwaukee Bucks wanted on Friday was a grind-it-out game, with Eastern Conference rival Toronto coming to town the next night to complete a back-to-back set.No need to worry in Mike Budenholzer’s first game against his former team.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s neck-and-neck right now,” Middleton said. “But we try to keep the focus on us. It’s a long season. We’re not complacent with where we’re at right now. We still can be better in some areas so we’re going to stay hungry.”Budenholzer led the Hawks to the playoffs in four of his five seasons with the team and his 2014-15 squad won 60 games and reached the Eastern Conference finals.The rebuilding Hawks (11-27) were no match for the Bucks, who led by as many as 38 points in the first half. Milwaukee took a 76-43 halftime lead, tying the second-largest halftime lead in franchise history and the largest since 1978.Milwaukee extended the lead to as many as 46 points in the fourth quarter.DeAndre Bembry led Atlanta with 19 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 14 while hitting 4 of 9 3-pointers.The Bucks had 12 players score eight or more points — the most by any team in a game since the 1976-77 season.TIP-INSHawks: Atlanta has two rookies making major contributions: fifth overall pick Trae Young, acquired in a draft-night deal with Dallas; and 19th overall pick Kevin Huerter. Young, the former Oklahoma star and 6-foot-2 guard, entered Friday averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 assists. He had only two points in the first three quarters but finished with 13 points in 31 minutes. Huerter, who played at Maryland, scored a personal-best 22 points at Indiana on Dec. 31 and had 12 points in 44 minutes against Washington on Wednesday. “We played him 40 minutes in Indiana and he gets a career high,” Pierce said. “It was kind of a lesson to me. Play him more. Get him more shots and his shot attempts have gone up in every month, so we’re finding more productivity with more opportunity. So, it’s my job to get him more opportunity.” Huerter scored 10 points Friday. … Former Bucks forward Miles Plumlee (left knee pain) was unavailable for the Hawks after being ruled out following the team’s morning shootaround.Bucks: Veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova returned to the lineup for the first time since breaking his nose in practice on Dec. 16. Second-year forward D.J. Wilson has played well in Ilyasova’s absence, and Budenholzer said he wasn’t sure how he would distribute playing time. “It’s the hard part about our league,” Budenholzer said. “When you have a roster with a lot of depth and a lot of good players, sometimes you have to make hard decisions. Sometimes you play a little bigger rotation. But we’ve certainly been happy with D.J., happy with Thon (Maker). Ersan is a veteran guy and we’re happy to have him back. This league is amazing how opportunity is always right around the corner if someone isn’t playing.” Ilyasova drew a charge — his specialty — just 13 seconds after entering the game in the first quarter. He finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes.UP NEXT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer on opposite sides of Australian Open draw

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic (L) and Switzerland’s Roger Federer shake hands at the end of their men’s singles semi-final tennis match on day six of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)MELBOURNE, Australia— Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are aiming for the same record from opposite sides of the draw, leaving open the prospect of them playing in the final for a seventh Australian Open title.Top-ranked Djokovic and defending champion Federer enter the season-opening major equal with Roy Emerson, who won his six Australian singles championships between 1961-67, before the Open era.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Serena Williams already has won seven Australian Open singles titles, and is a strong contender to add another after skipping last year’s tournament while on leave after having a baby.Now seeded 16th, Williams was drawn into the same section Thursday as No. 1-ranked Simona Halep, the runner-up last year. The pair could meet in the fourth round.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 ChrissDjokovic starts at the top of the draw and will open against a qualifier. Things could get much tougher quickly, with a potential second-round meeting against wild-card entry Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who he beat in the 2008 Australian final, and with Denis Shapovalov in the same section. Eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, who opened the season with a title in Brisbane, is a potential quarterfinal rival and No. 4 Alexander Zverev looms as a semifinal opponent if both players advance that far.Federer, who has won the last two at Melbourne Park in a career resurgence, is in the bottom half of the draw with second-ranked Rafael Nadal, who is returning from an injury layoff. One of the most intriguing men’s first-round matches features 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic against mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios, who is unseeded after his ranking slid from 13 into the 50s, but has tour-level wins over Federer, Nadal and Djokovic to his credit.Williams will face Tatjana Maria in the first round, and could meet either Genie Bouchard or Peng Shaui in the second. Halep has drawn another first-round against Kaia Kanepi, who beat her at the same stage at last year’s U.S. Open, and a possible third rounder against unseeded Venus Williams.Caroline Wozniacki, who won her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne last year after a tough final against Halep, is in the same section as Maria Sharapova and has Petra Kvitova at the top of her quarter.“The first time I came back here and hit on the courts, I thought, ‘OK, I’m home,’” the third-seeded Wozniacki said of her return to Melbourne Park. “I feel like these courts are suited for me, so it’s incredible to be back. I’m just enjoying every minute of it.”Second-seeded Angelique Kerber, who won the Australian and U.S. Opens in 2016 and added the Wimbledon title last year, is in the same half as Wozniacki and has 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in her quarter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil These athletes also joined 2019 Traslacion of Black Nazarene Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Aiming for a 21st Grand Slam trophy and a 100th career singles title, Federer will open against Denis Istomin. And with No. 6 Marin Cilic in the same quarter, there’s potential for a rematch of the 2018 final a few rounds early.“I’m so close, I’ll give it a go,” Federer said. “If I made 100 at the Australian I’d take it, I’d gladly accept it — and I’ll give it all I have.”But, he noted before heading out to practice after attending the tournament draw with his trophy, “the moment you find out the draw, that’s when you shift your focus to the first round and only the first round.”Cilic was drawn into the same section as five-time finalist Andy Murray, who is coming back from a long-term hip injury and is set to open against No. 22-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut.Murray won only two games in an incomplete practice match with Djokovic at Melbourne Park, showing signs he’s still not fully fit after spending most of the last 18 months off the tour. Murray played at the season-opening Brisbane International last week, where he won his first-round match against James Duckworth but lost in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev in the second, limping between points and admitting he’s still dealing with his troublesome right hip.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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Canelo Alvarez to fight Danny Jacobs on May 4

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES “This is the opportunity I have been waiting for, the opportunity to achieve greatness inside the ring,” Jacobs said. “I have always believed I can beat Canelo, and on May 4 live on DAZN, I will get my chance to play it out. It’s been nearly four years since Canelo has faced an American challenger. It’s going to be a huge event where I believe I will cement myself as the best middleweight in the division.”The fight will be streamed on DAZN, which has a long-term contract with Alvarez.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York. Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4, 2019, to fight Danny Jacobs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)LOS ANGELES— Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs.Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport’s top performers. No venue has been announced for the bout on the eve of Cinco de Mayo.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mexico’s Alvarez (50-1-2, 35 knockouts) became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown in December. He now goes back to middleweight, where he owns a draw and a victory over Gennady Golovkin that lifted him to the top of a loaded division.“I’m happy to announce my next fight during the festive weekend of Cinco de Mayo,” the 28-year-old Alvarez said. “I will unify my middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs on one of the two most important dates that belong to me. I have no doubt that I will be victorious and that I’ll be one step away from becoming the undisputed middleweight world champion.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJacobs, a 31-year-old New Yorker who overcame bone cancer to become a champion, is 35-2 with 29 KOs.Despite losing a close bout to Golovkin in 2017, Jacobs remained a force. He hasn’t lost since and took the IBF belt by defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenkoto. Patriotrs, team America loves to hate, headed to Super Bowl 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 commentslast_img read more

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