Avenido’s years in ABL recognized with Lifetime Achievement award

first_imgDillinger fighting, but struggling against ‘big boys’ at Ginebra LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Leo Avenido accepts his recognition from the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from Cedelf P. TupasIt’s only fitting that Leo Avenido, one of the longest tenured players in the Asean Basketball League, has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award.Avenido has more than five ABL seasons under his belt, including 2012 where he won a title as part of San Miguel and became the first Filipino to become MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila01:22Children deny Sanchez was able to leave prison at will01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  In fact, he bared that the CLS Knights of Indonesia, one of three new teams making their debuts in the coming season, is looking at the possibility of tapping him.“I’m still going to talk with the boss of the Indonesian team. They’ve seen me play and they were a bit impressed,” said Avenido, who was the 10th overall pick by the Coca-Cola Tigers in the 2002 PBA Draft.“They’re concerned about my age and my conditioning or if I am still fit to play heavy minutes, but if you ask me, I’m ready.”ADVERTISEMENT “Honestly, it’s not something I expected,” Avenido told INQUIRER.net in Filipino during a press conference Tuesday. “I just got a call from boss Jericho (Ilagan) inviting me to attend the press conference then he told me about the Lifetime Achievement award that I’m going to be awarded due to my contributions to the league for about six to seven seasons that I played.”The 38-year-old Avenido made his first appearance in the ABL as one of the key players of the defunct Brunei Barracudas team in 2009 before suiting up for Singapore, Philippines, Saigon and Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAvenido last saw action in the ABL for the Mono Vampire in 2016. He served as playing-coach for Gamboa Coffee in the PBA D-League early this year.The former PBA veteran has won it all in the ABL but he’s still keen on playing.last_img read more

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Olympic marathon champion Sumgong banned 4 years for EPO

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The panel ruling on her case said the 32-year-old Sumgong’s hospital story was “inconsistent at best.”“We might go so far as to state that the athlete’s attempt to explain how the substance entered her bodybordered on an attempt to deceive the panel,” the ruling said.Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games. She failed an out-of-competition test on Feb. 28 and was banned for four years fromApril 3, the date her provisional suspension was announced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt makes her ineligible for the 2019 world championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Sumgong is the highest-profile athlete on a long list of Kenyans to be banned for doping in recent years.Her case follows that of Rita Jeptoo, who was the top women’s marathon runner in the world when she also tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test in Kenya in 2014. Jeptoo also received a four-year ban. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sumgong waived her right to have her backup “B” sample tested and said she had taken EPO unintentionally after visiting Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi six days before her doping test to be treated for an ectopic pregnancy. She claimed she was suffering from severe abdominal pain and was given a blood transfusion and unidentified medication by an unnamed doctor.The Olympic champion couldn’t provide the name of the doctor who supposedly treated her or reliable documents showing she was admitted to the hospital, the tribunal said. It said documents she provided were denounced as fake by the hospital.The hospital visit was not disclosed by Sumgong at the time of the doping test. She said that was because of the “taboo” surrounding ectopic pregnancies and she wanted to hide it from her husband, who is also her manager.The only record the hospital had of a visit by Sumgong was in April, when she inquired about treatment for ectopic pregnancies.The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya said it believed Sumgong was taking EPO ahead of the defense of her London Marathon title in April.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games FILE – This is a Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 file photo of Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong as she celebrates winning the women’s marathon during the Summer Olympics athletics event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya on Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017 was banned four years for using the banned blood-booster EPO. Sumgong’s ban was announced by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya. The agency ruled her ineligible from April 3 this year. The gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games failed an out-of-competition doping test on Feb. 28. (Johannes Eisele/Pool Photo via AP)Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong was banned for four years after a doping tribunal rejected her explanation that blood-boosting hormone EPO was in her system from being treated at a hospital in Kenya days before her failed test.The tribunal found no legitimate record of the hospital visit and treatment for an ectopic pregnancy claimed by Sumgong, it said Tuesday in a decision released by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Here come the Lions Sumgong has also won the Rotterdam and Las Vegas Marathons and finished runner-up in the Boston, Chicago and New York races. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Love, Korver lead Cavaliers past Mavericks

first_imgMOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Durant returns to court after missing a game, leads Warriors Read Next Cleveland used an 18-2 run in the first quarter to wipe out an early 10-point deficit and neither team lead by more than six points for the rest of the half. Dallas took a 52-49 lead into the break with Barnes scoring seven of his team’s final 11 points.TIP-INSCavaliers: Starting point guard Derrick Rose missed his second consecutive game with a left ankle sprain. Iman Shumpert started in Rose’s place. The team set no timetable for Rose’s return. … Tristan Thompson missed his fifth straight game with a left calf strain. The Cavs have averaged seven fewer rebounds per game with Thompson out of the lineup.Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle talked about the desire to have two point guards on the floor at the start and for long stretches of the game: “It’s really become a league of playmaking in the last several years, and if you don’t have a couple of those guys in there, you’re going against the grain a little bit and making it tougher to get good shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) drives past Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50). APDALLAS — Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The Mavericks were down by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to one on two occasions but could never take the lead.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort With the American Airlines Center crowd standing for most of the game’s final four minutes, Harrison Barnes missed a 3-pointer that would have put Dallas up by one. Korver was fouled on the rebound and made both free throws to put the Cavs up 106-102, and Cleveland clinched the game with free throws.Barnes finished with a team-leading 23 points and Dennis Smith, Jr. had 21 for Dallas, which is tied with Atlanta for the NBA’s worst record at 2-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James, averaging 36 points in November, had just 19, but two came on an emphatic dunk with 1:08 to play that put Cleveland up 104-100.The Cavaliers outscored the Mavericks 34-22 in the third quarter to erase a three-point halftime deficit. Love scored 13 points in the first 5:38 of the quarter, and Smith’s long 3-pointer keyed a 15-2 run and forced a Dallas timeout. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Ratliffe on guarding Stepheson: I wanted to tire him out

first_imgPBA IMAGESsStar import Ricardo Ratliffe employed one simple tactic in stopping Meralco’s hulking import Alexander Stepheson in their matchup in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Ravena gets Paras on board for 3×3 South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “I just tried to wear him down a little, I ran the floor and just tried to make him tired,” said Ratliffe who finished with a game-high 32 points to go along 13 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.Ratliffe’s ploy worked perfectly as he helped Star to a 108-90 shellacking of Meralco as hhe limited Stepheson to a subpar line of nine points, on 4-of-7 shooting, and nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingStepheson, who stands two inches taller than the 6-foot-8 Ratliffe, has been averaging 18.88 points, 24 rebounds, and 15 shot attempts per game before he ran into Star’s defense.“He’s big, well I’m big too, but he’s huge so I know I can beat him up and down the floor and get him tired and I figured once he’s tired he’ll start to foul a bit,” said Ratliffe who forced Stepheson to six personal fouls. View comments MOST READ Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Stepheson was pedestrian at best for Meralco as he turned the ball over six times, the last one happening before his sixth personal foul at the 6:15 mark of the fourth quarter.Ratliffe said it was his constant pestering of Stepheson that caused the former University of Southern California Trojan to go awry on defense.“When you get fatigued, it’s kind of hard to play defense so I guess my strategy worked,” said Ratliffe. “He’s still a big presence inside but the game plan worked and coach [Chito Victolero] prepared us very well.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in pololast_img read more

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Durant congratulates Westbrook for MVP award, compares him to video game character

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ His ex-teammate Kevin Durant, a former MVP himself, took to his official YouTube page to congratulate the enigmatic superstar.“Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, F**kin balled out,” he wrote. “Gotta respect it!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe pair’s now-rocky relationship was one of the biggest story lines this season, after Durant decided to leave Oklahoma for the Golden State Warriors.The two also figured in a brief but heated exchange during their match-up last January, but shared quite the moment during the All Star game the following month, connecting on an alley-oop just like the old times. Pacquiao team says Horn fight will be ‘short and sweet’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant, right, celebrates in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, California.  AP FILE PHOTOFor his stellar play all through the season, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook bagged the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year Award on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).READ: Westbrook wins MVP award after historic seasonADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Westbrook, Durant provide All-Star highlightAside from extending well wishes to Westbrook, Durant also congratulated all the major award winners this year.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READlast_img read more

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NLEX pips Kia for 2-0 start

first_imgView comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant After hot game, Pessumal guarantees SEAG gold for Gilas in KL “It’s a nice feeling to put together a winning streak, the confidence level is getting better,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. “We were really excited before this game because there is something good that is happening within the team.”“We are getting good and balanced effort from everybody, and aside from the balance we have an import that is giving us the scoring consistently.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Road Warriors, though, didn’t cruise to the victory as their 27-point lead, 78-51, at the start of the third quarter slowly dissipated until the final minute of the game. As, his team struggled to maintain its lead in the final period Guiao was called with two technical fouls in a span of 54 seconds and he walked off the playing floor with 4:19 left in the game. Kia forced the issue and cut the deficit to five, 98-93, with Markeith Cummings converting on a three-point play with less than 20 seconds left in the game but Kevin Alas iced the game from the free throw line for NLEX’s final two points.“We relaxed too early and our execution was bad in the last quarter,” said Guiao. “We lost focus.’Aaron Fuller led NLEX with 24 points and 19 boards while Kevin Alas and Carlo Lastimosa added 13 points apiece.Cummings had a game-high 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX stopped Kia in its tracks and chalked up its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup, 100-93, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Road Warriors improved to 2-0 while the Picanto fell to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Mike Tyson on McGregor’s chances against Mayweather: ‘He’s going to get killed’

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pirates rampage FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Mike Tyson  AFP FILE PHOTORetired boxing great Mike Tyson and returning fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. aren’t exactly fond of each other and probably won’t be anytime soon.Still, “Iron Mike” sided with the undefeated pound-for-pound boxer ahead of his mega-bout against the UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img LATEST STORIES Appearing on ESPN’s “Pardon My Take,” the legendary heavyweight slugger didn’t mince words and bared his bold prediction of the upcoming August fight.“McGregor is going to get killed in boxing,” the 51-year-old boxing Hall of Famer proclaimed. “I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 40-year-old Mayweather, who’s coming out of retirement for this bout, is still considered by many as one of, if not the greatest defensive boxer of all time.Although lauded by many for his striking arsenal in the UFC, McGregor remains a novice in the boxing world—which Tyson believes would be his biggest downfall. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments “McConor put his dumb as* in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby,” he said.“McConor can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance,” Tyson added, referring to the different rules in mixed martial arts.“McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing,” he further said.Mayweather and McGregor will finally lock horns in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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Alapag confident of Gilas’ chances in another PH-Korea duel

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Alapag had his last joust with Korea in the 2015 Jones Cup, where the Nationals bowed, 82-70.READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreThe 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player expects a lot of emotion to come up in the game, saying the Philippines is going to be in an uphill battle in the quarterfinals.“It’s gonna be a big game. If you look at the quarterfinals in Lebanon, each quarterfinal game is a tough game,” said the Gilas assistant coach.But Alapag is confident that the Philippines can pull the win off against the Koreans, especially with the way the team has been playing in the group stages.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino, punches D-League Finals ticket Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo READ: Great Fiba Asia start for long shot Gilas“I’m confident with the guys. We’ve all seen their performance so far. The guys have been playing great,” he said. “I think if they can continue with the way they’ve been playing, we’ll have a good chance to advance to the semifinals, but we all know Korea. The important thing is we come out and play well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “When you think of Korea, it’s their perimeter shooting. So it’s gonna be important for us to try to limit their perimeter game because all of them can shoot from outside,” he said. “At the same time, we have to be solid defensively and we’re gonna have to make our shots as well because in the past, Korea loves playing zone, and the only way to get them out of the zone is to make shots,” said former Gilas veteran Jimmy Alapag.READ: Gilas five needs pluckFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlapag has had his fair share of wars with the Koreans as a former member of the national team since 2002, suffering a number of heartbreaks at the hands of the Philippines’ fierce rivals.His dagger three from way downtown punctured the bottom of the net to lift Gilas past Korea in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship here and, in the process, book a ticket to the 2014 Fiba World Cup. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas set to face Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup on Wednesday, Filipinos are immediately reminded of bitter memories against their fierce rival.But after countless battles in the Asian stage, the Filipinos are already familiar with the Korea’s deadly style of play and it’s just a matter of sticking to the system if they want to advance further in the continental tilt.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Records from 1975 World Cup

first_imgRecords from 1975 World CupGary Gilmour of Australia was the highest wicket-taker in 1975, taking 11 wickets in two games.Vivian Richards, who started his ODI career during this World Cup accounted for two run outs in the final. They were Greg Chappell and his brother Ian Chappell.England’s Dennis Amiss scored the first century of the World Cup when he hit 137 against India in 1975. He has the distinction of scoring the first ever ODI century (103 in the second ever ODI in 1972).last_img

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