Kerr ‘not well enough’ to coach yet for Finals Game 1

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemia Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, Calif. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals.OAKLAND, California — Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach the Golden State Warriors at all in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he is not yet ready but hasn’t ruled himself out for Game 1.“As of right now I would not coach Thursday night. It’s still up in the air. Still waiting for ‘Ahhhhhh!’” Kerr said, reaching his hands to the sky as if to receive some miracle healing. “It’s coming, it’s coming. … I think once we get to Game 1, that might be a good time to make a decision one way or the other.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Golden State, unbeaten this postseason at 12-0 with sweeps of Houston, Utah and San Antonio, hosts the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in Games 1 and 2 on Thursday and Sunday.The reigning NBA Coach of the Year is still not feeling well after a May 5 procedure at Duke University to repair a spinal fluid leak stemming from back surgery complications nearly two years ago. He filled in addressing the media Monday when acting coach Mike Brown was out with the flu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies,” Kerr joked.Brown has been coaching the Warriors since Game 3 of the first-round playoff series at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games. Brown was expected back Tuesday. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Mike’s been amazing. It’s an awkward situation, again this is so unique,” Kerr said. “I’m not sure it’s ever happened. … It’s just weird because on the one hand Mike has to coach the team as he sees fit. I’m taking part in practices, helping with the messaging, taking part in coaching meetings, but I’m not on the sidelines during games. And so he has to make those decisions as if it’s his team, but he’s also taking my advice and counsel behind the scenes. So it’s not easy, but he’s obviously doing a good job. There seems to be a theme when I’m out, I think the team is like 108-2.”Brown is set to go up against LeBron James and a Cleveland team he coached in two separate stints.Brown wasn’t around during the past two Finals when the Warriors faced the Cavaliers, so he has watched some of last year’s Finals. Kerr recently reviewed all seven games from 2016, when Golden State squandered a 3-1 lead and missed a repeat championship.Everything he can do to help Golden State get prepared, Kerr is doing — until he feels he might be fine to return to the bench.“I’m not well enough to coach a game and I know that (because) I coached all 82 games and I did OK. I was uncomfortable and in a lot of pain but I did fine, I could make it through,” he said. “The first two games of the Portland series, whatever happened, things got worse. You saw me in the fourth quarter of Game 2, I could not sit still in my chair, it was that much pain. I would say I’ve gotten a little bit better, that’s why I’m here talking to you right now, but you can probably tell I’m not sitting here happy-go-lucky.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Andre Paras delivers solid numbers in debut, admits still finding his way

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On brink of elimination, Ginebra’s mettle gets tested anew Paras also bared that he’s putting his showbiz career on the back burner for the meantime as he focuses on his budding basketball career.“As of now, I’m not doing anything big with work. The network is also lenient and supportive with me because I do love doing both (basketball and showbiz). There’s no conflict and we’re flexible,” he said.So, will the PBA be the next stop for the young Paras? He said that he’s keeping his fingers crossed but maintains that he’s open for anything that may come along the way.“Right now, what I’m really chasing more is I want to help the team win. (Going to the PBA) is my dream and I would love to go in the PBA, but we’ll see. No one’s here to just play around,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage “I really relied to help my team on defense because I believe defense wins games. I just let the game come to me and if open, take the shot,” he said.Unfortunately, those efforts went to waste as Cignal HD dealt AMA an 86-76 drubbing, sending the latter to a 0-2 hole.Still, there’s reason for optimism in the Titans camp with the 21-year-old Paras’ standout showing.But the former La Salle Greenhills standout knows that a one-game sample size is not enough reason to draw any conclusions, believing he has a lot to work on to get to the level he aspires for.“Honestly, I’m aware that my size is average here so I can’t rely on that. Age is also a big matter here, so we really have to be physically prepared. I know I have to work on my outside game more, because at this moment, you can’t really go out against stronger and bigger guys. I’m still finding my way. But least now, I know what I have to work on but also what we need to work on as a team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Andre Paras. PBA IMAGESPressure was Andre Paras’ foe on Tuesday when he made his debut for AMA Online Education in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Playing in a competitive setting for the first time since treading the waters of San Beda’s Team B, the second-generation baller’s nerves were rattled with dad Benjie and brother Kobe in attendance at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Their presence, though, also gave him a boost.“I was surprised that they were there,” he said. “They’re my idols. When I see those guys, I get inspired because they’re the ones who inspired me to play.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough playing undersized at just 6-foot-3, Paras made a good account of himself finishing with five points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, and three assists in 34 minutes in his first game with the Titans.Those contributions were largely felt on the defensive end as he showed shades of how his father did back in his hey-day. View commentslast_img read more

39 assists proof of Ginebra’s ‘unselfish mentality’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio made a beeline drive to the basket then set up Greg Slaughter for the uncontested dunk at the 5:24 mark of the third quarter.A little over a minute later, Scottie Thompson penetrated the lane before dropping a dime to Slaughter for another throwdown.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ginebra’s assist total was the most in 14 years, as per league head statistician Fidel Mangonon.The Kings made basketball simple by moving the ball and finding the open man, assisting on 39 out of their 44 made field goals.And with Ginebra playing unselfish and getting contributions from almost everyone, Kia, which trailed by as much as 34 points, was just lost defensively.“We change good shots into great shots with our ball movement,” Cone said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PSC halts sale of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Those couple of plays made for two of the Gin Kings’ whopping 39 assists in their wire-to-wire win over the Kia Picanto on Wednesday.“I’m really proud of that. I’m proud of the way we’ve been assisting the ball. It just shows the unselfish mentality everybody has,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team’s 120-99 victory.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 stars“LA is the leader in that but I think the key guy is Scottie. He’s so infectious with his passing and everybody wants to do it. Joe also loves to pass and Justin also loves to pass. It becomes infectious after a while and guys really look to move the ball,” Cone added.Thompson dished out a game-high 10 assists while Brownlee and Tenorio finished with seven and five, respectively.center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 Gameslast_img read more

Myla Pablo earns PVL MVP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Pocari’s defensive anchors Jeanette Panaga and Melissa Gohing took the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker and Best Libero awards.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanaga led the league with 0.65 kill blocks a set while Gohing had the best digging rate of 5.15 per set.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 starsCreamline’s Jia Morado was named as the conference’s Best Setter after averaging 13 excellent sets per period.Bali Pure’s duo of Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato won the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker while Philippine Air Force’s Iari Yongco was named as the Best Opposite Spiker. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMyla Pablo has once again reached the pinnacle of individual performances in the Premier Volleyball League after earning the Most Valuable Player plum of the Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari Sweat’s marksman won her second MVP trophy and the 1st Best Outside Spiker after leading the Lady Warriors to a 5-2 record in the elimination round with a total of 143 points, the highest in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

TNT taps Glen Rice Jr. as new import

first_imgGlen Rice Jr. AP FILE PHOTOMotivated to bounce back from its runner-up finish last conference, TNT has brought on former Washington Wizard Glen Rice Jr. as its new import for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The 6-foot-4 forward is set to beef up a depleted KaTropa crew with key players suiting up for Gilas Pilipinas in various international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Letran withstands San Sebastian in OT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rice, 26, is the son of NBA legend Glen Rice and last played in the NBA D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the 2014-15 season, where he averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.8 steals in 23 games.The former Georgia Institute of Technology standout will replace Michael Craig, after the burly import suited up for three games with TNT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCraig averaged 21.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists in his time with the team.Rice will suit up for TNT on Sunday when it faces Rain or Shine. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT

first_imgMOST READ Belga explained that hitting the showers early last game against the Picanto made him reassess his part in the current situation the Elasto Painters are in.“Coach Caloy (Garcia) told me that a leader should always be present on the court. Gabe (Norwood), Jireh (Ibañes), and Raymond (Almazan) are not here, so I have to help our teammates, especially that a lot of them are shy. So I barked instructions on defense and the things we need to do, and I’m happy that we got a win so that we’ll have a bit of a momentum,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith Belga taking the leadership mantle, Rain or Shine didn’t have a hard time running away from TNT as it strung its first winning streak of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Sorsogon native is hopeful that the Elasto Painters can sustain whatever positives they got from the win against the KaTropa as he is finally set to serve his one-game suspension in the team’s next assignment against Star on Sunday. Lesnar survives to retain Universal title at SummerSlam Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beau Belga. PBA IMAGESBeau Belga seemed to have taken a 180-degree turn after his ejection last week, exuding poise in Rain or Shine’s 105-73 rout of TNT on Sunday.Keeping his temper in check, the burly big man had the most impact for his team in his time on the floor, garnering a team-best plus-28 as he racked five points, 10 rebounds, and three assists in the blowout.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I can’t help them much in the next game, so I showed them that someone has to step up when it comes to leadership. Good thing is that Gabe and Raymond will already be here,” he said.With Belga relegated to the sidelines, he is taking the suspension as an eye-opener for him to control his emotions in the following games.“It’s too bad that I can’t join them in next game, but it is what it is and it’s a lesson for me to control my emotions. I need to be there for my teammates because the coaches consider me as one of the veterans, so I need to be a role model,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Tendulkar is by far the best batsman of his era: Lara

first_imgSachin Tendulkar is by far the best batsman of his era, according to West Indies’ batting legend Brian Lara who said it was an “honour” to rub shoulders with the champion Indian batsman during his playing days.Sachin Tendulkar”Tendulkar is the best batsman of the world,” Lara said on the sidelines of a cricket clinic at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Tuesday.Asked if it was Tendulkar or Don Bradman, Lara added, “Respect his average (of 99.96) but haven’t seen the Don batting. And making comparison is very difficult for all of us.””It’s an honour to be talked about in the same breath, and to have rubbed shoulders with him during my playing days,” There is no superlative for Sachin,” Lara said.For over a decade, the world watched in awe as Tendulkar and Lara rewrote records after records.Asked if an Indian victory in the upcoming World Cup would make Tendulkar bigger than him, Lara said, “It doesn’t really matter. The records he has set, I don’t think they are going to be surpassed.”Lara also believed that Tendulkar could one day surpass the West Indian’s world record Test score of 400 not out. “It will soon be broken. I think Sachin is there, and there is Sehwag, Gayle; they may have the opportunities and they are all very attacking players. The top three in the batting order have the best chance,” Lara said.With cricket becoming more and more competitive, Lara said that the era of invincibility doesn’t exist anymore. “You can’t really tell who is number one now,” he said.advertisement”Ashes shows every country will have their time. It’s going to be very competitive. Sports is a cycle. West Indies had their team, we were an invincible team once. Then Australia dominated for a long while. Now, the time of invincibility has gone,” the stylish left-hander said.Lara was full of praise for the current Indian team, ranked number one in Tests and two in ODIs.”Indians are producing results we were not accustomed to. They have been on the top of their game, they will be a very tough team to beat (in the World Cup). They have a well-balanced team that can compete with anyone in the world,” he said.Talking about India’s tradition of producing quality batsmen, Lara said, “India batting has always been very good.The likes of (Mohammad) Azharuddin, Ravi Shastri, Navjot Singh (Siddhu), (Sanjay) Manjrekar, there were also world class batsmen, and Sachin was also there.”- With PTI inputslast_img read more