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Cramming Gilas out to ‘shock the world,’ says Reyes

first_imgConspicuously absent for the first four sessions, the energetic Abueva, who was reportedly dealing with some “personal issues,” finally showed up on Monday evening at Meralco Gym.BACKSTORY: Reyes issues ultimatum on absent AbuevaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Still, the team’s completion is just half of the battle as Reyes seeks to form a cohesive unit before Gilas flies for Beirut, Lebanon on August 6.“I really like what I’m seeing, but the problem is we don’t have that much time. We’re like cramming for the exams. We are trying to put everything in just one or two days and we all know on Wednesday and on Friday, there will be PBA games. So we are just taking advantage of what we have,” he said. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 respite The 2017 Fiba Asia Cup is slated on August 8 to 20 in Lebanon, with the Philippines gunning to finally nab the gold after bagging the silver medals in the past two offings of the tourney. IDLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Reyes is well aware of the deficiencies the national team is facing, from the absence of naturalized big man Andray Blatche, the team’s limited preparation time for the international tourneys, to the fluctuating attendance for his sessions.READ: Blatche says there are numerous reasons why he can’t join GilasBut despite all of those, Reyes is keeping his positivity on a high as he hopes that this chip on the team’s shoulder could motivate the squad to aspire for greatness and overachieve against fellow Asian contenders.“There’s a lot of people who are saying that we won’t go very far, especially with Andray Blatche not here. Everyone knows that Andray won’t be here. Everyone knows that we are not getting enough practices. All the other teams like China and Australia are playing tuneup games against each other. Qatar and Iraq are getting a lot of practice and tuneup games. We are not getting even enough practice and we have already accepted the fact that we will not get enough practices but that has always been the case,” he said.“So, we have to have the mentality of being brash and aggressive and the belief that we will shock the world. We are not going to enter the tournament as favorites, but we want to be able to shock them.”ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Three NBA teams to host clubs from Australia’s NBL in preseason  View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFinally getting a complete team on Monday, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes could only express glee seeing his 12-man roster for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup all on the court at the same time.“Of course, I’m very happy. It’s not just Calvin (Abueva), but everyone came here for the first time and it’s the first time we got all 12 guys for the Fiba Asia team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE! Kevin De Bruyne’s agent confirms contact from Manchester City

first_imgManchester City have made an approach for Kevin De Bruyne, but will face competition from Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for the Wolfsburg playmaker.De Bruyne has been in outstanding form in Germany since his move from Chelsea in 2014, netting ten goals and claiming 19 assists this season to help the Bundesliga side clinch a Champions League spot.He has been heavily linked with a move to City in recent months, with the club looking to make radical changes to the squad in the summer after a season without any silverware.The 23-year-old’s agent, Patrick De Koster, has now exclusively confirmed to talkSPORT that City have registered their interest in his client.But he insists De Bruyne has yet to make a decision over his future, and claims the £35million-rated Belgian ace also being chased by Bayern Munich and PSG.De Koster said: “I have a meeting with Klaus Allofs [Wolfsburg’s sporting director] next week to find out what they want to do. I will know if they want to offer a Kevin a new deal or allow him to move.“Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have made informal contact with me, but there have been no official offers.“The situation has now changed with Wolfsburg qualifying for the Champions League next season, so wherever he plays next season it will be in the Champions League.“If Wolfsburg decide to sell Kevin, then he will have a choice of clubs who can win their domestic league and challenge for the Champions League as well. The choice is his.” Kevin de Bruyne 1last_img read more


January 3, 2020 0

LOTTO WINNER FLEES TO DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOME TO ESCAPE LIMELIGHT

first_imgIreland’s newest Euromillions winner has fled to Donegal to escape the limelight.Belfast man Joe Clarke scooped a stunning €12.5 million in the New Year’s eve draw.The garage owner, 60, called in to his local Spar shop last Thursday and learned he was a multi-millionaire. The well-known former internee, who spent days hooded when lifted by the British Security Forces in 1971, left Belfast on Friday to spend some time in Donegal.A pal said “Joe has a place in Donegal and he loves to get away from it all by traveling down there.“He packed up his family and headed down there. He loves the peace and quiet of it all there.“He can buy half the place there now if he wants.”    LOTTO WINNER FLEES TO DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOME TO ESCAPE LIMELIGHT was last modified: January 6th, 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:euromillionsholiday homeJoe Clarkelast_img read more


December 29, 2019 0

DELIGHT AS CLEARY CENTRE GETS A NEW BUILDING IN DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgHSE Donegal Community Services have announced that HSE National Estates office have given approval to lease the ‘Victor building’ Donegal Town as alternative accommodation for the service users of the Cleary Centre. The fire certification application by the landlord has been approved by Donegal County Council.The landlord will now proceed with the renovations to the Victor Building which will take a number of months to complete. The HSE will then be able to transition services to the Victor building.The HSE will continue to engage with the Parents/Guardians regarding the Victor building and the long term plans for the Cleary Centre Site.DELIGHT AS CLEARY CENTRE GETS A NEW BUILDING IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: February 4th, 2016 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:CLEARY CENTREdonegalHSElast_img read more


December 28, 2019 0

JUDGE ISSUES WARRANT FOR ARREST OF HUSBAND WHO HASN’T PAID MAINTENANCE

first_imgA JUDGE has ordered the arrest of man who hasn’t made payments towards his ex-partner and their children.The woman in the case told Judge Paul Kelly that arrears of €16,800 was now outstanding.Despite numerous legal letters to the man, he has failed to appear before Carndonagh District Court. Judge Paul Kelly asked if the man was in court, but he wasn’t.The judge then told the woman that all he could do at this stage was to order his arrest; and he issued a bench warrant for the man’s arrest.JUDGE ISSUES WARRANT FOR ARREST OF HUSBAND WHO HASN’T PAID MAINTENANCE was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:arrestCarndonaghGavelmaintenancelast_img read more


December 28, 2019 0

Gareth Southgate optimistic about England’s progress despite Belgium defeat

first_img Southgate made eight changes for England’s final group game 3 Januzaj’s moment of brilliance inflicted defeat on the Three Lions “In terms of the game I think it was pretty even. I think Belgium had better controlled possession at times.“Their system was a problem for us, ours was a problem for them but Belgium kept the ball a bit better than us.“In terms of attacks and chances I think we had just as much as they did. I think everyone could see what we were trying to do. We were trying to get a result from the game.“I think we’ve known we’re a work-in progress all along. There is no doubt about that and it’s good for us to have a reminder of that. 3 England’s best chance of the game came when Rashford put wide an effort when clean through on goal center_img Marcus Rashford missed a huge chance to level the game up on 66 minutes but the Three Lions were forced to settle with finishing second in Group G.Defeat means England will play Group H winners Colombia in the last 16 at the Spartak Stadium on Tuesday night, while Belgium will face Japan on Monday night.And Southgate was relishing the prospect of a World Cup tie against the South American side.Speaking to talkSPORT after the game, the England boss said: “It’s a fantastic game for everyone to look forward to. Tonight was always going to be a little bit strange but our support was brilliant as always and we really appreciate all the support from back home as well. 3 “We don’t like losing but there will be a lot of things we can take from this game that we’ll be better for.”England 0-1 Belgium: Three Lions rated and slatedSouthgate chose to leave out England captain Harry Kane on the bench despite the fact the striker is currently top of the World Cup goal scoring charts with five strikes from two games.The Tottenham man bagged a brace in England’s 2-1 victory over Tunisia before scoring a hat-trick in the Three Lions’ second game against Panama.But Southgate was full of praise for Kane, who reportedly took the news that he wouldn’t be starting the Belgium game “brilliantly.”When asked about whether it was tough to leave out Kane, Southgate said: “Yes it was because we want him [Kane] to have that individual success of being the leading goal scorer.“He didn’t even think twice when I had the conversation with him, his reaction was brilliant as I expected of him. It shows what an outstanding captain he’s becoming.“It was hugely important that players who hadn’t played had minutes behind them for the next round and that we’ve protected the players we’ve played up until now.“The next round is the most important game.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Gareth Southgate claimed England will take a lot from their final World Cup group game despite losing 1-0 to Belgium in a fairly uneventful contest at the Kaliningrad Stadium.A beautiful curling shot by Adnan Januzaj proved to be the winner as both Southgate and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez fielded weakened teams knowing they were already through.last_img read more


December 26, 2019 0

Paul Pogba’s penalty run-up v Usain Bolt’s quickest 100m sprint

first_imgAnd his latest one attracted a great deal of criticism on social media, with one fan posting a video on Twitter that proves Pogba’s run-up was actually SLOWER than Usain Bolt’s 100m world-record (9.58secs) at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009.Below you can see the video that shows the eight-time Olympic gold medallist is quicker over 100m than Pogba is over approximately 5m. Bolt is quicker over 100m than Pogba is over 5m… Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News 2 It took an age for Pogba to actually take his penalty against the Toffees Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY REVEALED RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED 2 It just wouldn’t be a Manchester United game if Paul Pogba wasn’t a talking point.This time it’s the way he approaches penalty kicks. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Usain bolt 100m sprint vs Pogba penalty run up pic.twitter.com/e5xdRRof5y— Fẹ́mi (@FemiYB) October 29, 2018 no dice The Frenchman opened the scoring during the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday with an effort on the rebound after Jordan Pickford kept out his penalty.However, the way Pogba takes his spot-kicks has divided opinion as the midfielder likes to do an extended run-up to increase the tension, as he revealed after the game.They look great when they fly in, but if you miss then you are left with egg on your face.This is not the first time he’s missed a penalty either. Pogba had his effort saved by Joe Hart during United’s 2-0 triumph at Burnley in September. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more


December 26, 2019 0

RECESSION GETS WORSE AS EVEN PEACE CENTRE GOES BUST

first_imgIT offered hope and a place of solace during the dark days of the Troubles, but today it was announced that An Teach Ban peace centre in Downings has had to call a creditors meeting.Operating since 1985, An Teach Ban (The White House) has been a residential centre which provided a place of refuge, a safe haven for people in need of peace and quiet, away from the conflict in the North. “The approach of the work that goes on at An Teach Ban is based on telling and sharing stories in a safe, confidential, sympathetic environment,” said one director two years ago.“People have the opportunity to meet for the first time and, in the process, often discover common ground and recognise that there is always someone whose situation is worse than their own.”The creditors meeting is scheduled for the Clanree Hotel, Derry Road, Letterkenny on Wednesday June 8th at 11:30am.RECESSION GETS WORSE AS EVEN PEACE CENTRE GOES BUST was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:an teach bancreditors meetingDowningslast_img read more


December 26, 2019 0

ANGER AS COUNCIL WARNS OF COUNTY-WIDE SMOKY COAL BAN

first_imgHARD-pressed families are furious after two ‘country’ shops were banned from selling smoky coal – amid warnings that the fuel will be banned county-wide from next year.Families in the Illistrin and Glenswilly areas are up in arms after their local shops were included in the Letterkenny town area ban brought in earlier this year.Keys of Newmills and Kelly’s of Illistrin are now being forced to sell more expensive smokeless coal – costing €2 per bag more than regular coal. Eugene Kelly from the popular Illistrin shop says customers are angry, because most of them are from the area outside the town or from the Termon and Kilmacrennan areas.But he says he was told there would be “no point” in arguing about the ban – as it would be introduced throughout County Donegal next year.“I was told the town boundary was 100 yards down the road,” said Mr Kelly today.“It is totally ridiculous for people who know where we are and the customers we have. We do of course have many customers from Letterkenny but the majority are from the countryside and villages around here. “Two council officials came along and warned us to stop selling regular coal and we had no choice but to withdraw it from sale.“This is a blow for families around here. When I raised the issue I was told there was no point complaining because there would probably be a ban on smoky coal throughout Donegal from next year; that’s what Phil Hogan wants.” ANGER AS COUNCIL WARNS OF COUNTY-WIDE SMOKY COAL BAN was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:IllistrinKellys of IllistrinKeysNEWMILLSlast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

‘A new, young Chelsea’ planned

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas will be given the green light to clear out Chelsea’s ‘old guard’ in the summer, according to another report.The Daily Mail suggested on Friday that a number of high-profile players could be shown the door if the manager wins his apparent battle with some of his squad.Lampard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea.And Saturday’s Daily Telegraph also reports that the likes of Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda may move on.The paper quote a souce as saying that Villas-Boas will be able to build “a new, young team” – if he can last for the rest of the season.The source also indicates that club owner Roman Abramovich holds the players responsible for Chelsea’s poor results.“He’s not happy with any coach who has lost games,” the source said.“But he is not happy with the players either. Some players are supporting him [Villas-Boas] but the old boys are on their way out.”Both the Daily Mirror and Daily Express say Chelsea’s senior players have reminded Villas-Boas of the importance of the FA Cup ahead of the fifth-round tie against Birmingham.The Express quote a Stamford Bridge source as saying: “Foreign managers often underrate the Cup, because it is not as important in countries like Spain, Italy or Portugal.“Players were worried that Andre would treat it lightly and put out weakened sides, but they have persuaded him not to do that.”The Sun claim the game against Birmingham is Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ last chance to rediscover his scoring touch.Meanwhile, the Mirror say former QPR boss Neil Warnock is at the centre of a tug-of-war between Yorkshire neighbours Leeds and Huddersfield, who both want to install him as manager.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


December 21, 2019 0