Gilas Pilipinas meets with Filipino community in Qatar ahead of crucial game

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos came out and showed their support for Gilas during a meet and greet event Tuesday.And there’s no better way for Gilas to show its appreciation than winning. “They’re very excited especially with the way they’ve been treated by the Filipino community,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said in an interview with ESPN5’s Charmie Lising, who is in Qatar.“Actually, it’s also one of the reasons why we really want to win. Not only that we want to make the people back in the Philippines happy but also make the Filipinos here in Qatar happy,”Guiao added in Filipino.Winning, however, has been a rarity for the Philippine team as of late after dropping three of its last four games.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history But if there’s a perfect time for Gilas to bounce back, it’s against Qatar.Its recent struggles hardly left the Nationals any room for error versus the Qataris with winning the only option if they want to keep their Fiba World Cup bid going.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gilas Pilipinas is in Doha thousands of miles away from home as it prepares for a must-win duel against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.But just like in nearly any part of the globe, Filipino communities abroad make any place feel like home.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 WATCH: Retired Chris Tiu plays piano version of Queen’s ‘Love of my Life’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Filipinos currently working and residing in Qatar are no exception as they reminded members of Gilas Pilipinas that they are certainly not alone in their battle on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Kevin Durant helps lead Warriors past Pacers after friend’s death

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Indiana ended its four-game swing out West by losing an eighth straight road game and missing another chance to clinch a playoff berth following a 115-109 defeat at the Clippers on Tuesday night.The Warriors, whose defense has become a greater focus with the playoffs approaching, have allowed their fewest points in two of the past four games. Oklahoma City scored 88 points Saturday before the two-time defending champions held down Indiana.Klay Thompson began 0 for 7, missing his first five 3-pointers, and wound up with 18 points on 7-for-18 shooting. He scored his first field goal of the night, which he followed with another basket the next possession, at the 7:46 mark of the second quarter and his first 3 came in the final minute of the first half as Golden State built a 53-43 lead at the break.“Well I finally decided to make a shot, so that felt good,” Thompson cracked.Golden State returned from an impressive 3-1 road trip — with wins at Houston, Oklahoma City and Minnesota and a loss at San Antonio — to play its first game at Oracle Arena since a 115-111 flop against lowly Phoenix on March 10.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? TIP-INSPacers: G Darren Collison sat out a second straight game with a bruised right quadriceps muscle. When he missed Tuesday it snapped his streak of 71 straight starts this season. … Indiana is 4-9 on the road vs. the Western Conference, having lost the last five.Warriors: All five Warriors starters scored in double figures for the fourth time, with Golden State winning each of those. … The Warriors won 132-100 at Indiana on Jan. 28, getting 39 assists and shooting 54.1 percent and going 13 of 31 on 3s. … Golden State is 27-4 when notching 30 or more assists (32 on Thursday). … Bogut is three regular-season games shy of 700 in 14 seasons.UP NEXTPacers: Host Nuggets on Sunday.Warriors: Host Mavericks on Saturday night having won 12 straight at home in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Joel Embiid DeMarcus Cousins returned after missing two games with a sore right ankle and had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Andrew Bogut received a warm welcome for his home debut after re-joining the Warriors on the road. The 7-foot big man played on Golden State’s 2015 championship team and the 73-win team the following season that lost in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to LeBron James and the Cavaliers, and he got hurt in Game 5 of the finals and missed the rest of the series.“In my old age you get a bit sentimental,” Bogut said. “It’s funny how life works, right?”Both teams had slow starts: The game was tied at 19 after the first quarter, when the Warriors were 1 of 10 on 3s.“I thought our defensive intensity was good in the first half, and what happens in this league is when you’re not scoring points the flood gates can open,” Pacers assistant Dan Burke said.BOGUT’S RETURNKerr still expects Bogut to make an impact even with Cousins healthy again and despite “an insurance-policy role.”Bogut had seven rebounds and four points — shooting 1 for 8 — in nine minutes.And Bogut was greeted exactly how Kerr figured — with “a raucous reception.”The big man waved and smiled as fans cheered when video highlights were shown on the big screen with “Welcome back Andrew Bogut.”“I think our fans recognize that, in many ways, Andrew represented the shift in the Warriors organization and its emphasis on defense,” Kerr said. “I think that trade was really kind of the first domino to fall in terms of — well Steph’s drafting was the first one, let’s not forget that one — but shortly thereafter Andrew came over in the trade and there was an organizational shift toward a defensive mindset which I think Mark Jackson implemented and the players started to reflect that philosophy.” 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 collegecenter_img Durant led a balanced Warriors attack, playing the same day childhood friend Cliff Dixon was shot to death in Atlanta. Warriors guard Quinn Cook also was close with Dixon as they’re all from the Washington D.C./Maryland area.Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 15 points with four 3-pointers during the Warriors’ 35-point third quarter in which they limited Indiana to 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Tonight I thought our spirit and our energy were fantastic,” coach Steve Kerr said, crediting his group for being “engaged.”Tyreke Evans scored 20 points off the bench and Thaddeus Young added 18 for the Pacers, who were without coach Nate McMillan for family reasons. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, blocks a shot from Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant established Golden State’s defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do.Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and the Warriors ran away from the Indiana Pacers 112-89 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: JOE GILLESPIE WINS THE HARVEY’S POINT SPONSORED STABLEFORD COMPETITION AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Ladies’ CompetitionsThe quarter finals of the Ladies singles matchplay has to be played by the 15th September. Time sheet is open for the Ladies Winter Links @ 0749734054. First outing on Monday 13th October with remaining competitions on the 2nd Monday of the month.Red Hugh Restaurant will sponsor the Singles V Par competition on the 14th and 16th September.Fashion ShowA fashion show will be held in the Golf Club on Friday 26th September at 8pm. The Autumn/Winter collection from Magee of Donegal and Rosewoods will be shown and the acclaimed International Catwalk will be featured during the interval.Tickets can be obtained from any Committee member.Men’s CompetitionsSun7th September– Sponsored by Harvey’s Point HotelJoe Gillespie was the runaway winner of the Harvey’s Point sponsored Stableford competition. In beautiful conditions on Sunday morning, Joe had 42 points, which gave him three shots to spare on second placed Danny McMenamin.Raymond Nolan on 37 points was 3rd with David Childs 4th on 36 points. Oliver Roche was the best Gross.Results:1.Joe Gillespie (15) 42pts 2.Danny McMenamin (8) 38pts3.Raymond Nolan (16) 37pts4.David Childs (14) 36ptsGross. Oliver Roche (6) 30Past CaptainsThe Past Captains Competition takes place next Sunday the 14th of September.Tee reserved from 2pm. A draw for playing partners will take place prior to play.Thursday SpecialsThis week was our last 15 Hole competition for 2014, in keeping with the trend all year once again the weather was perfect for Golf.The winner was Adrian Murray with an excellent score of 35pts.Frank O’Donnell claimed 2nd place with 32pts, Charlie McGinty continued his excellent form of late finishing 3rd with 28pts and Treasurer Brian Boyle was 4th on break of tie also with 31pts. Eugene McRoe claimed his second prize in as many week winning the 1st 9 with 21pts.Once again we had a very hotly contested race for player of the year, with his closest competitors Martin Travers and Conor McNulty failing to improve on their totals.The man who has been leading for most of the year Frank O’Donnell improved his total by 4pts to reach a very impressive Total of 260pts for his best 8 cards and claim the much coveted title for Player of the Year 2014.Congratulation to Frank, the form player of 2014 and a very deserving winner.After an off year last year Jimmy’s winning matches again, 2012 Phoenix Cup winner Jimmy Melly whose form in the Phoenix Cup is mirroring that of the other Jimmy, has beaten all challengers to reach the final of the Phoenix Cup once again.If we are going to see a repeat of the remarkable double achieved in 2012, Jimmy will have to defeat Matt Gallagher who has proven he is just as competitive on the Golf Course as he was on the football field, no doubt Matt will be looking to add the Phoenix Cup to his collection which includes an All Ireland medal from 92.Best of Luck to both Finalists.When we were planning the date for Mixed Greensomes at the start of the Year we were aware of the potential for a fixture clash, if the other Jimmy started winning matches again, we agreed that that this was a problem we would all be happy to have.As Donegal will be playing in the All Ireland final on the 21st the committee has taken the decision to postpone the Annual Mixed Greensomes which was to take place on the 20th September, details of the new arrangements will be provided as soon as it is confirmed.This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 11th\12th October at Slieve Russell Golf Club.Sheet is on the notice board please add your name if you are interested in travelling, the first 30 players with their name on the sheet and the €50 deposit paid will travel.Social MixedThe social mixed on the 5th September was won by newcomer John McCaffrey who played with Bernie Treacy and Gaye McGoldrick.Running draw from 5pm to 5.30pm on Friday 12th September.GOLF NEWS: JOE GILLESPIE WINS THE HARVEY’S POINT SPONSORED STABLEFORD COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more