Gilas five needs pluck

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate “You all know that had we played Korea or Japan tonight, we would be headed home,” Reyes told his players after they blew a 17-point lead and had to withstand a furious finish by the Qataris behind guard Mansour Elhadary.“No way we’ll win like that,” Reyes was quoted in a story sent by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, which is providing details of Gilas games as no Philippine-based publication managed to beat Lebanon’s visa deadline on time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gilas didn’t shoot that bad against Qatar, but it had 17 turnovers and couldn’t play solid-enough defense as Elhadary got away with 23 points and almost won it by himself for his team in the endgame.PBA DraftMeanwhile, the Philippine Basketball Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rookie Draft, slated Oct. 29 at Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita.The Commissioner’s Office set the deadline for submission of applications and requirements for half-Filipino players on Sept. 1.Local-born aspirants have until Oct. 12 to apply.After a preliminary list of rookie hopefuls with foreign blood is released, there will be a month-long period to contest an applicant’s eligibility.Rickie Santos, deputy commissioner for basketball operations, said the Draft Combine— which serves as a test to determine the skill set and physical and abilities of the players— will be scheduled on Oct. 23 to 26, with the venues still to be finalized.The final list of candidates for the Rookie Draft will be known Oct. 27.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments Standhardinger is expected to play despite an aching shoulder on Wednesday, when the Filipinos battle the winner of the Korea-Japan match, which was being played at press time on Monday, according to a report by TV5’s Jutt Sulit.“No matter what, pain or no pain, I will play on Wednesday when it really counts,” said the 6-foot-8 Filipino-German, who sat out his first game in two tournaments with Gilas because of a severe stiff neck and sore shoulder.Standhardinger, who is averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, said that the injury occurred after a rugged win over Iraq, when “somebody hit me in the back and I heard it pop.”The Koreans have a history of inflicting heart-rending defeats on the Filipinos and actually own a win the last time the two countries met, in the Jones Cup in Taipei, recently.In that game, the Philippines made just 1-of-26 from three-point distance in an 83-72 defeat that took the Filipinos out of the title hunt.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Gilas Pilipinas players and coach Chot Reyes (right) pose for photographs on a makeshift stage outside Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. Behind them are Filipino supporters as they celebrate their victory over Qatar, 80-74, in the Fiba Asia Cup on Sunday. Photo from Fiba.comA huge number of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) celebrated with Gilas Pilipinas on Sunday night after the Filipinos topped Group B in the Fiba Asia Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals outright.But coach Chot Reyes was quick to remind his gung-ho wards that the way they played in a narrow 80-74 win over rugged Qatar won’t be enough to get the job done when they clash with either Japan or South Korea in the win-or-go home stage on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Flying V, Cignal eye PBA D-League title slots MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Naille Club NotesSlotto: There was no winner of this week’s jackpot. Numbers drawn where: 6 3 2 5 1 4 7. The consolation prize of €80 went to Bridie Kelly, Garage, Mountcharles. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1140. Anyone who is interested in having a direct debit for the slotto can contact Cieran on 087 2450505. There is also a new prepay option where you can pick your numbers and prepay for 1 line for 6 months is €50 or €100 for 12 months, for 3 lines is €120 for 6 months and €240 for 12 months.Slotto Rota: The rota for this week is Edward Kane & Cathal Lowther – Mountcharles & O Neills, Fiachra McGinley & Barry Rose – Inver & Frosses. The draw will take place in the Milltown Bar. Donegal v Tyrone: All orders for tickets for Donegal v Tyrone game to be made through club mobile no. 0877034777. All orders to be made before or on May 16th. No orders will be taken after this date. Only one ticket per member can be ordered, and as there is a limited supply we cannot guarantee each member a ticket. Only members of Naomh Naille GAA club may apply.Courses: There will be an Umpires course in Ballybofey on Tuesday the 14th of May at 8pm.The club has purchased a heart defibrillator which will be place in the club house. It is therefore compulsory for all managers & coaches, who have not yet done a defibrillator course, to complete this course. The course will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 18th May at 9am and will last approximately to 3pm. Please contact Frankie for any further details.Games: The Seniors have made it 5 out of 5 wins now in the league winning away to Naomh Padraig on Saturday evening, leaving them sitting on top of the table with 10 points, well done men. The score was 2-5 to 0-8 and the St. Nauls scorers where Barry Griffin (0-1), Pauric Coyle (0-1), Paul Mc Groarty (0-2), Cathal Lowther (1-0), James Flynn (0-1) and there was also an own goal. The reserves were narrowly bet by 1 point. The Senior Ladies played Naomh Columba away in Glen last Sunday and lost out by 1 goal on a score line of 2-7 to 3-7. The girls didn’t use the first half wind to the best of their advantage going in at half time just ahead by 3 points, 0-2 to 0-5. In the second half the wind picked up proving very difficult for the girls to get the ball up the field and the Glen girls pulled ahead by 2 goals and a point but the St. Nauls ladies fought back with a goal and a point in the last 5 minutes showing a great battling spirit.Both the Ladies and the Men are in Glen this weekend for the County Gaeltacht Finals. The Ladies are out first on Sunday morning at 11am against Termon B and this will be followed by the senior men at 12.30 against Cloughaneely. Ádh mór ort to all teams over the weekend and we encourage the parish to come out and support as much as they can.The U10’s had a great evening at a blitz in Ardara last Thursday evening. Their home blitz will take place on Thursday 9th of May at 6.30 and Ardara and Glenties will come and take part. Any help available on this evening will be greatly appreciated.  GAA NEWS – ST.NAUL’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Naille club noteslast_img read more

Klopp had to ‘fight’ Liverpool star to make him take time off after World Cup

first_img“It was a hard fight to convince him that he needed a holiday,” the Reds boss said of his conversation with Henderson.“I knew it would happen.“On the phone I said ‘crazy’. Jordan needs a holiday so that means August 5 he will be back.“Dejan had a party in Croatia and played a day later, so he will be back on August 6.“That would mean five days training after three weeks’ holiday. I hope we are in a situation where we don’t need to think about using these two.”Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold could be involved against the Hammers, though, with the 19-year-old appearing in only one of England’s games at the World Cup. 3 3 Jordan Henderson was a key part of England’s historic run in Russia Jurgen Klopp with his Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he had to persuade club captain Jordan Henderson to take time off after the World Cup, as he was so keen to start pre-season with the Reds. 3 GETTY Henderson returned home from Russia with the rest of the England squad on Sunday after the Three Lions’ run to the semi-finals and fourth-placed finish.With the new Premier League season kicking off in a little over three weeks – August 10 – the midfielder was apparently ready to get cracking with the club’s pre-season preparation.But, after racking up a total of 53 appearances for club and country last term, Klopp said he had to ‘fight’ his skipper over the phone to ensure he got some well-earned rest.It means Henderson, along with Croatia defender and World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren, is likely to sit out of Liverpool’s opener against West Ham at Anfield on August 12. Trent Alexander-Arnold made one appearance for England at the World Cup – against Belgium in the group stages “With Trent I have a special agreement,” said Klopp.“He wanted to be in earlier as well. As he’s very young I said ‘OK, have two weeks’ holiday and then we’ll speak and see’.“If you asked Trent he would be good to join us in Evian (for their training camp). But I’m not sure I will do that. I want to have them desperately but the season is really long.”last_img read more