Brownlee to Philippine team is ‘one option,’ says Guiao

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “One option is Brownlee. His papers [for naturalization] are already in Congress and that’s an option that we can consider,” Guiao said.The Philippines won’t play until February 21 next year in an away game against Qatar before wrapping up its campaign in the qualifiers when it visits Kazakhstan three days later. Both games are must win for Gilas if it is to book a ticket to China for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.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 ChrissGuiao said Brownlee could make it by then if Congress will expedite the papers.“If they will push for it then, maybe he can make it on time and we can use him,” he said. “The other thing is we naturalize just one player or naturalize two like what we did with Stanley and Christian. We can choose depending on needs and situations. Those are the options.” “Not that serious but like I said, knowing what we know now. We’re waiting, expanding our options and that is an immediate option we can exercise,” he added.In the event that Brownlee is made available creates a good problem for Guiao with the longtime Ginebra import joining the likes of Christian Standhardinger, Stanley Pringle and Andray Blatche as Gilas’ naturalized players.Guiao managed to get the best out of Pringle and Standhardinger in the games against Kazakhstan and Iran, respectively.Pringle delivered 29 points for Gilas against the Kazakhs while Standhardinger posted 17 points and eight rebounds against the Iranians.Blatche was left out of the 20-man pool for the fifth window but Guiao cleared the former NBA veteran “can always be considered.”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 ‘Dejected’ Gilas has ‘no one to blame but ourselves,’ says Norwood Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team head coach Yeng Guiao is open to tapping the services of Justin Brownlee as Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player in the future.Guiao bared the intriguing recourse Monday night following the Philippines’ gut-wrenching loss to Iran in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers that sent the Filipinos staggering to fourth place in Group F.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

Virat Kohli creates World Cup history for India

first_imgIndia defeated West Indies by 125 runs to register their fifth win in six games at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. The win also saw Kohli become the first Indian captain to remain unbeaten in his first five matches in the World Cup.Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami led another sterling bowling effort as India inch one step closer to the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India now have 11 points while West Indies with 3 points from 7 matches are out of the semi-finals race.INDIA vs WEST INDIES: Highlights | ReportBefore this win, India had won four of their 1st five matches in the World Cup. Indian Cricket Team had defeated South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan whereas their match against New Zealand was washed out.Team India had started their campaign with a thumping win over South Africa at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 5, after a six-day wait. Rohit Sharma steered India to a 6-wicket victory after Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah restricted South Africa to 227 for 9.In their second match of World Cup 2019, India brushed aside defending champions Australia by 37 runs at The Oval to make it two wins in a row on June 9. India’s next encounter against New Zealand was called off without a ball being bowled due to relentless rain in Nottingham on June 13.After the washout against New Zealand, India headed to Manchester to face arch-rivals Pakistan in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019. Rohit Sharma hit 140, Virat Kohli smashed 77, KL Rahul made 57, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar picked crucial wickets as India crushed Pakistan by 89 runs(DLS) on June 16 at the Old Trafford to extend their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cup history.advertisementIndia managed to scrape through in their next group clash Afghanistan. Considered the favourites to win the tie, India were in a spot of bother after Afghan spinners restricted them to 224/8 in their 50 overs. But an impressive showing by the bowlers, including a hat-trick by Mohammed Shami helped India to win by a narrow margin of 11 runs.Also Read | India vs West Indies: When MS Dhoni has an off day, everyone starts talking, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Virat Kohli 1st Indian captain to score four successive fifties in World CupsAlso See:last_img read more

Guess who just turned 30?

first_imgThe first Annual General Meeting was held at Maroubra Seals Club, NSW on September 23, 1979.Attending:Ray Vawdon – President Australian Touch Football AssociationPhil Smith – Secretary Australian Touch Football AssociationBob Dyke – Treasurer Australian Touch Football Association & New South Wales Touch Football Association DelegatePaul Eggers – Queensland Touch Football Association DelegateBob Allen – Australian Capital Territory Touch Football Association DelegateGordon Abbercrombie – Victoria Touch Football Association DelegateTony Sheahan – South Australia Touch Football Association DelegateRon Ellis – Tasmania Touch Football Association DelegateGuests Included:John McAlister – North Queensland Touch Football AssociationBill Pearse – North Queensland Touch Football AssociationHugh Grant – Central Queensland Touch Football AssociationBill Carney – Tasmania Touch Football AssociationPeter Rooney – New South Wales Touch Football AssociationWhat was discussed:Reports were presented from all states and North Queensland on what was occurring. A letter from the City of Gold Coast was presented inviting the Australian Touch Football Association to hold the first Australian National Championships on the Gold Coast.Resolved from the meeting was the decision that the first Australian National Championships would be held on the Gold Coast on 6th & 7th December 1980.A special 30 Year National Championships Celebration breakfast will be held on Sunday 14th March 2010 after the National Touch League.More information will be provided shortly the regarding the 30 Year Celebration.last_img read more

Scooter Gennett Is Somehow Not The Most Random Player To Hit Four

2012Josh HamiltonRangersCF3151.246135+132.0 CAREER STATS THROUGH SEASON By practically all measures, Whiten, the former St. Louis Cardinal, had the most unimpressive track record of any player at the time of his four-homer game. But Gennett isn’t too far off — he has the second-fewest batting runs above average, the second-lowest isolated power and second-worst wRC+. By contrast, most of the four-HR club’s members were either superstars squarely in their primes (Gehrig, Mays), up-and-comers who already had great rate stats (Mike Schmidt, Rocky Colavito) or at least solid veterans (Carlos Delgado, Chuck Klein).Gennett is the baseball equivalent of Devin Booker scoring 70 points in an NBA game, or Nick Foles tossing seven touchdown passes in the NFL. Part of why we watch sports is that in any given game there’s the chance that a mediocre middle infielder might explode for one of the best offensive performances ever.And in a 2017 season that’s tracking for the most home runs ever, perhaps more of these types of games are to come. 2017Scooter GennettReds2B1759.15099-1.5 1993Mark WhitenCardinalsRF1756.13996-8.9 1961Willie MaysGiantsCF5957.269155+407.9 1976Mike SchmidtPhillies3B2548.248139+113.5 2002Shawn GreenDodgersRF4866.236124+154.3 1986Bob HornerBraves1B3966.229128+123.9 Includes career stats through the end of the season (or, for 2017, through June 6) in which the player hit 4 home runs in a game.Source: FanGraphs 1954Joe AdcockBraves1B2426.166106+18.2 1936Chuck KleinPhilliesOF5333.252147+328.4 2002Mike CameronMarinersCF3497.185105+20.6 1948Pat SeereyWhite SoxOF2087.188108+20.4 Before this week, Ryan “Scooter” Gennett was best known for being the first MLB player nicknamed after a “Muppet Babies” character. But that all changed Tuesday night, when the Cincinnati second baseman became just the 17th player in MLB history (and the 15th of the modern era) to crush four home runs in a game. If you were to draw up a list of players most likely to hit four homers last night, Gennett would have been near the bottom — probably somewhere between Cameron Rupp and Cory Spangenberg.Before his huge game, Gennett’s career was pretty nondescript. The second baseman had 38 career home runs to his name, and his lifetime weighted runs created plus (wRC+ estimates how many runs a player generates per plate appearance compared with the league average) is still just 99, slightly below league average.1wRC+ is scaled so that 100 is average each season. There was little to suggest he was about to become the first player in MLB history to record 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.Remarkably, Scooter is not the first lightweight to slug four homers in a game. Although the four-homer club contains such all-time greats as Willie Mays and Lou Gehrig, it also includes the likes of Mark Whiten and Pat Seerey. So where does Scooter rank among the club’s most unexpected members? Here are some pertinent career stats for each player through the end of the season that contained their big game: Scooter joins (mostly) elite company 1959Rocky ColavitoIndiansRF2175.262143+111.1 2003Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays1B5467.275140+283.7 1950Gil HodgesDodgers1B1944.172106+15.7 1932Lou GehrigYankees1B5470.297176+568.4 YEARPLAYERTEAMPOSPAISOWRC+BATTING RUNS read more

Ohio State mens volleyball aims for redemption against No 12 Ball State

Redshirt-sophomore outside hitter T.J. Read hits the ball during a game against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0. Credit: Jonathan McAllister / Lantern photographerFor the Ohio State men’s volleyball team, the stakes are high this weekend.The team is hoping to get out of its four-match slump as it seeks revenge against No. 12 Ball State, which defeated the Buckeyes earlier this season.The Buckeyes are set to travel to Muncie, Ind., to take on the Cardinals for the second time this season, this Sunday at 4 p.m.The last meeting for the Buckeyes and the Cardinals ended in a 3-1 loss for OSU at St. John Arena in February. Coach Pete Hanson said the team is preparing for an even harder match against Ball State this weekend.“Ball State is on a roll right now. They are in their home court and they beat us the last match, so this is going to be another tough match for us,” he said.Ball State is currently 15-5 for the season, and just won its eighth consecutive match against Harvard on Sunday.“It is going to be an uphill battle,” Hanson said.The Buckeyes fell to Harvard Tuesday, making that their fourth consecutive loss of the season and putting their record at 8-12.Redshirt-freshman outside hitter Alex Judkins said the most important thing the team is working on in preparation for Ball State is its offense.“We will be doing a lot of serving and passing during practice, after what we saw in our match against Harvard,” he said.Freshman setter Christy Blough said the main thing the Buckeyes have to work on is teamwork, which has been their focus during practice over the past weeks.“We need to play more as a team for our match against Ball State. We played individually in the beginning during the Harvard match and I think that is what really hurt us,” he said.Hanson said although the team is starting to improve in certain areas, there are still many aspects of the game that need to become better.“We are continuing to work on the same things, which is serve/receive, being strong with our attacking and trying to get better with our block and defense. All phases of the game need to become better. It’s not one big thing that has to improve; it is a little bit of everything,” he said. read more

Former football coach convicted of sex attacks against young players

first_imgA former football coach George Ormond, who assisted in setting up the youth side of Newcastle United’s youth has been found guilty and convicted of sexually abusing young players for almost 25 years.Ormond was found guilty of 35 charges of indecent assault and one of indecency but was only cleared of one charge relating to an older Newcastle United player, according to Sky Sports.Ormond was remanded in custody and will be sentenced later this week since hasn’t given any visible reaction for his actions.“For over two decades, George Ormond abused young men and boys while working in the youth football scene in the North East of England,” Gary Buckley from the CPS said.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“To many of his victims he was a figure of authority, trust and influence.“Instead of nurturing and supporting them, he exploited his role to subject them to sexual abuse.”last_img read more

Rooney left England too soon Hodgson

first_imgRoy Hodgson is of the opinion that Wayne Rooney left England too soon, and believes that he still has much to offer.The 32-year-old has always been outstanding with his talent. He stood out as an excellent striker while in England and still excels since leaving Goodison Park for DC United and Major League Soccer during the summer.Rooney’s absence is strongly felt, as Everton continue to lack a consistent, goal scoring striker.‘He is doing fantastically well. At DC they were well down in the league when he got there, although they hadn’t played too many games, but since he’s arrived he has been fantastic, not just scoring goals, but decisive goals, like the one we saw in midweek. Hodgson says via Dailymail.‘There is no doubt the talent he has, showing he could still play top level English football.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.‘But it was his decision and after Manchester United and Everton, where he had a tremendous affinity, deep roots, maybe he would not have been that interested in playing for another English club outside those two.‘It was a conscious decision to play abroad. I have a great deal of respect for Wayne, and I think he does for me.‘I would have loved him here at Palace, but he thought long and hard about his decision, and without a shadow of doubt would have talked it over with his family.‘I am delighted to see what success he is having. I guess he is doing what DC United were really hoping for when they signed him. They just didn’t want a figurehead but also a player who can win them matches, and he has done that.’last_img read more

Sue Hendee Receives WOWs 2019 School Staff Recognition Award

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from We’re One Wilmington:Congratulations to Sue Hendee, Shawsheen School Physical Education Teacher, for being selected as the 2019 WOW School Staff Recognition Award recipient. Winners are selected annually from nominations submitted by school staff and WOW members. Winners demonstrate a commitment to community service by going above and beyond the expectations of their job to incorporate the concept of community service into their classrooms or the Wilmington school system.Sue organizes the Wilmington Kids Pan Mass Challenge, which is a huge undertaking. This year alone roughly $20,000 was raised to fight cancer. This is in addition to riding the adult Pan Mass Challenge herself – a rigorous 2-day bike-a-thon.Sue is also well-known as the WHS Varsity Girls soccer coach. In addition to her coaching role, she spearheads a collaborative fundraising effort with Stoneham High School (boys and girls soccer teams from both schools participate), which raises money for Breast Cancer Research.These are just two of many examples of why Sue is so deserving of this award.Thank you to Sue for the countless hours of time spent – above and beyond what would ever be expected – to spread the spirit of community service throughout our school system!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School Wins Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Program Of Excellence AwardIn “Sports”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: District Honors WHS Girls Soccer Coach Sue HendeeIn “Education”Wilmington High’s Diana Hill & Mary Lou McDonough Receive WOW’s School Staff Recognition AwardIn “Education”last_img read more

Wests Wild words Stir Again Kanye Calls Slavery A Choice

first_img Share flickrKanye WestBefore the last one had a chance to simmer down, Kanye West caused another stir, calling American slavery a “choice” in an interview Tuesday.“When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice,” West said on “TMZ Live” after questions on his pro-President Donald Trump posts and pictures that caused a dust-up last week. “You was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all?”“Do you feel like I’m thinking free and feeling free?” West asked the TMZ employees in the room.“I actually don’t think you’re thinking anything,” TMZ’s Van Lathan quickly cracked back at West, as many would in the ensuing hours.Lathan said while West gets to live the elite artist’s life, “the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats in our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was our choice.”Symone D. Sanders, political commentator and CNN contributor, led the anti-West chorus on Twitter.“Kanye is a dangerous caricature of a ‘free-thinking’ black person in America,” Sanders tweeted. “Frankly, I am disgusted and I’m over it. Also (I can’t believe I have to say this): Slavery was far from a choice.”Others put it more briefly.“Slavery wasn’t a choice,” Russ Bengtson tweeted, “but listening to Kanye is.”West also told TMZ that he became addicted to opioids that doctors prescribed after he had liposuction surgery in 2016. He was hospitalized for a week and had to cut short his “Pablo” tour. West said the painkillers drove him to a “breakdown,” which became a “breakthrough” when he found himself again.West also doubled down on his love of the president, which Trump has been returning in tweets.“I just love Trump,” West said, adding that most in hip-hop agreed with him before Trump became president. “Trump is one of rap’s favorite people.”last_img read more