Madrid negotiates two options for lowering wages, according to SER

first_imgLast Friday, LaLiga announced that it urged the clubs to start ERTE by reducing the workday to face the crisis generated in Spanish football by the coronavirus. In the first moment, Real Madrid did not have in its script to undertake this measure, trusting in the robustness of their accounts. But after the LaLiga meeting with the clubs, he began to assume that the new scenario could push him to make this decision and, According to Cadena SER, he is already negotiating salary reductions with his players.This information ensures that two options have been put on the table: a 12% pay cut in the event that competitions are resumed after the crisis and a 20% drop if they are canceled early. According to SER, the basketball team has already given the green light to the proposal and the club is waiting for what the soccer team says. At the moment, one of its components, Toni Kroos, he has spoken publicly on Tuesday about a possible drop in salary and was not very supportive of the measure: “A drop in salary is like a donation in vain or for the club. I am in favor of the full salary being paid and everyone doing sensible things with it. Everyone is asked to help where necessary, and there are many places where it is necessary. ”In Madrid it has already become aware that we are in the worst case scenario since even in the club they are not considering a return date. They are waiting for what the institutions decide. The financial buffer of the entity, which it has 156 million in cash (cash, ready to face any contingency) and a net profit accumulated in the last decade of 350 million euros, it cushions the first shots but there is concern because it is horizon about when you can play soccer is an unknown factor.last_img read more

Ecuador’s technical staff reduces salary by 70%

first_imgHe coaching staff of the Ecuadorian national coach, Jordi Cruyff, accepted a 70 percent reduction of his salary due to the crisis the country is experiencing due to the coronavirussaid today the president of the Ecuadorian Football Federation, Francisco Egas.“The salary cut that the national team will have is close to 70 percent. I am calm commitment of the technical staff. They are at the top of the project, a lot of work has been done, “said the manager to a local station.This is an adjustment that the local newspaper Express encrypted in absolute terms at about $ 105,000, that is to say, that it will receive 45,000 dollars instead of the 150,000 agreed. “We approach positions so that there can be considerable relief in terms of payments in the next three or four months “, Egas explained who stressed that the measure was taken by Spanish-Dutch coach initiative and its collaborators. The cutout is part of a 20 point emergency plan approved by the FEF in the face of the health emergency and it will be in force, according to this medium, until national and international football reactivate normally.Despite that sharp cut, some critical members of the Egas strategy Within the highest directory they had asked for more extreme measures, such as the suspension of contracts. Carlos Galarza, one of the most critical of Egas, confirmed to Efe that in a virtual meeting of the Board in which they were approved All the sizesHe had proposed “the temporary termination by mutual agreement of the contracts” in the face of sports inactivity.He Ecuadorian football and the international tournaments for which it was going to prepare since last March the Ecuador national team, such as the South American qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup and this year’s Copa América, jointly between Argentina and Colombia, they were suspended after the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

“I have a dream of taking Igor Gomes to Real Madrid”

first_imgOn March 29, AS reported that Real Madrid has 21-year-old São Paulo attacking midfielder Igor Gomes on his radar. The Brazilian, who is already nicknamed as the new Kaká for his resemblance to the ex-madridista, is another one of those values ​​that stand out on the other side of the pond and that has not gone unnoticed by Juni Calafat, the white headhunter. Real Madrid has him on his agenda although there are teams that have already shown a formal interest in him, such as Barça, Sevilla or Ajax. However, Wagner Ribeiro, his agent, dreams of dressing him in white. “I have been working with Igor since he was 12 years old, he is on the radar of all the great clubs in Europe. He was a starter in São Paulo, yes, he is a different player, he has the performance that Europeans like: brand, weapon played, goals scored, assists… He is a complete player. There was talk that Madrid loved him and I said that it was not the time to speak. I have a dream to take him one day to Real Madrid. I like Real. If there was an opportunity, I would do it with pleasure, ”declared FOX Ribeiro, responsible for bringing players like Kaká, Neymar or Robinho to Europe. Wagner Ribeiro maintains a fluid relationship with Florentino Pérez, President of Real Madrid. When he travels to Madrid it is not strange that both close a meeting. Last year, for example, the representative made public his meeting with Florentino at ACS headquarters. “My admiration for this man, my idol, my friend, my PRESI “, He then wrote on his social networks. At that meeting, they discussed Neymar and the options of seeing him one day in white. This was confessed by Ribeiro, ex-agent of the PSG player, this week on ESPN. “I went to Madrid several times because Florentino had the dream of taking Neymar. Last year I was with him, in May, in his office, and he even told me that he maintains the dream of signing Neymar“, said. Igor Gomes has a contract with Sao Paulo until 2023 and a clause of 50 million euros, but in the Tricolor club they know perfectly well that they will not be able to retain for long what is their most brilliant promise right now. Fernando Diniz, his coach, stated this on Radio Transamérica: “I think it is difficult for him to stay for a long time due to his age and quality. Sao Paulo does not escape this and almost no Brazilian club. Clubs must sell to meet financial commitments. At a certain point, the club is almost forced to sell. “Madrid has not yet made any official offer, although it does not lose sight of it and has already begun to probe its surroundings. An environment of which Wagner Ribeiro is a part, which does not hide that he would love to continue doing business with the white club …last_img read more

West Indies show more fight but Aussies triumph

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Allrounder Mitchell Marsh claimed four wickets as Australia broke up a defiant West Indies second innings to claim a 177-run win yesterday in the second Test to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. Captain Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin both scored half centuries and shared an aggressive 100-run partnership to highlight a gritty batting performance for the West Indies after Australia declared on their overnight score of 179-3. Chasing the unlikely target of 460, the West Indies batted patiently in the early stages and went to tea on 146-4. The Test seemed destined for a fifth day, but Marsh (4-61) sparked a collapse midway through the evening session when he had Ramdin caught behind for 59. “I was really happy with the way Mitchell Marsh bowled. He was pretty impressive today, bowling consistently over 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph) and guess really helped out the team in the end,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. Offspinner Nathan Lyon took a wicket in each session to finish with figures of 3-85 as the West Indies were bowled out for 282. “I was glad with the way we finished off,” Smith said. “(Lyons) did what he’s done so well this summer. He got crucial wickets for us at crucial times and he’s bowled beautifully.” After Kraigg Brathwaite (31) provided the only wicket of the morning session, the Australian bowlers took three hard-fought wickets in the afternoon session against a West Indies top order that showed far greater determination than in the first innings, when the visitors collapsed to 91-6. “I was proud of the way the guys showed some fight and skill,” captain Jason Holder said. “I’m disappointed we didn’t put up a better fight. But still credit to the way the guys played.” West Indies 2nd innings K. Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon 31 R. Chandrika lbw b Pattinson 37 D.M. Bravo c Nevill b Siddle 21 M. Samuels c Nevill b Marsh 19 J. Blackwood lbw b Lyon 20 D. Ramdin c Nevill b Marsh 59 J. Holder c Hazlewood b Marsh 68 C. Brathwaite b Lyon 2 K. Roach c Warner b Pattinson 11 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh 0 J. Warrican not out 4 Extras (lb7, w1, nb2) 10 Total (all out, 88.3 overs) 282 Fall of wickets:1-35 (Brathwaite) ,2-83 (Bravo), 3-91( Chandrika), 4-118 (Samuels), 5-150 (Blackwood), 6-250 (Ramdin),7-253(C Brathwaite), 8-274 (Holder), 9-278 (Roach), 10-282 (Taylor). Bowling: Hazlewood 20-6-40-0 (1nb,1w),Pattinson 17-4-49-2,Lyon 23-7-85-3,Siddle 9-2-35-1,March 17.3-2-61-4 (1nb), Smith 2-1-5-0. Position: Australia won by 177 runs. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: M Erasmus, C Gaffaney; TV – I Gould. Dismissal Peter Siddle had Darren Bravo caught behind for 21 with a fullish outswinging delivery and Rajendra Chandrika opened up and played his shots before falling leg before wicket to James Pattinson for a Test career-best 37. Marlon Samuels, who took 16 balls to get off the mark, was caught behind for 19 off Marsh. Lyon claimed his second dismissal in the second over after tea when he trapped Jermaine Blackwood lbw for 20, before Ramdin and Holder combined to frustrate the Australian attack. Marsh finally broke through with the wicket of Ramdin (59) who smashed nine boundaries from his 90 balls. Lyon struck again to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite for two when his in-swinging delivery brushed the top of off-stump to dislodge the bail and Holder ended his gutsy innings at 68 when he spooned a Marsh ball to Josh Hazlewood at mid-off. Kemar Roach was out three balls later for 11, caught at third slip by David Warner off Pattinson. Holder encapsulated the West Indies’ defiance and even raised hopes of an unlikely victory push, hitting seven boundaries and punishing two loose Lyon deliveries for six, the first hoisted over mid-wicket deep into the stands. “Our guys need to cherish these moments and come up trumps in these kinds of games,” Holder said. “These are obviously big games and big occasions, and these are things our players can really strive to do.” Australia won the opening Test in Hobart by an innings and 212 runs. The third and final Test begins Sunday in Sydney. “The West Indies were up for the fight this game,” Smith said. “They improved quite a lot from the last match and hopefully they can continue to show that fight in Sydney.” Australia’s hopes of a quick victory were hit by another instance of sloppy bowling when Bravo edged a ball to slip just before lunch only for replays to show Hazelwood overstepped. It was the third time in the match the West Indies had benefited from a similar no ball. James Pattinson squandered two dismissals of Carlos Brathwaite due to no balls Monday to significantly prolong the West Indies innings and deny Australia a possible three-day victory. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

Campbell-Brown eyes big 2016

first_imgQUEEN’S, New York: LIKE fine wine, Jamaican female sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown feels like she’ll get better with age. As a consequence, Campbell-Brown – one of the greatest female sprinters of all time with 17 Olympic and World Championships medals – aims to run her best yet in the upcoming year. Campbell-Brown’s personal bests are 10.76 seconds for the 100 metres when winning World Championships gold in 2011; and 21.74 for the 200m when winning gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. “Right now, I’m having fun and ensuring that I maximise my potential because I still feel like I can run faster. I really feel like I’ve not run my fastest yet, so I’m holding on to the hope that I will run faster, and I’m feeling that my ending will be better than my beginning,” Campbell-Brown told The Sunday Gleaner in an interview in New York. The 33-year-old flew up to the Big Apple, where she was presented with the Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Humanitarian Award at its yearly function last night at the JFK Hilton Hotel in Queen’s. The former Vere Technical standout finished this season on a high by winning the 200m bronze plus a sprint relay gold medal at the IAAF World Championships last summer. For improvements, she says that health is a prerequisite. “With training, my objective is to stay healthy and hit all my workloads properly.” She has won all but one of the Olympic and World Championships 100-200 medals – the elusive Olympic 100m gold. “That 100 metres, right,” she answered with a broad smile when asked how much that medal was fuelling her desire. “I try not to focus on one event. I just focus on me. I feel like if I can get everything right, make sure I get my body to respond when I want it to, then anything is possible,” said Campbell-Brown. “If I’m able to win gold in the 100 metres, then that would be great. If I don’t by the time I retire, then I don’t think it’s my destiny. So I just have to focus on training, on preparation, on execution and just see what happens. “I think it would be the icing on the cake. I’m very satisfied with all that I’ve achieved, but that does not mean that I’m not willing to earn more. I still want to achieve everything that God has for me, but so far, I think I’ve been blessed.” With the Olympics next year in Rio, Brazil, she noted her ambitions for a prized finish and clocking. “I normally tend to think big, especially where track and field is concerned. So I try not to underestimate myself. My PR is 10.7. Sometimes I tend to believe I can go 10.6, you never know, sometimes 10.5. It’s just a matter of getting everything together. “If I should look back at my 100 metres, I don’t think I’ve ever run one 100 metres and can say everything was fine. I still have not hit that near-perfect 100 metres,” she observed. “I don’t think us human beings can be perfect. We can work for perfection, but it’s hard to achieve. But I feel like I’ve a lot of room to improve.” She added: “For the 200 metres, I feel like I can go 21.6. You never know. The sky’s the limit. “I’ve to think further than I really want or I may never achieve it.” STAYING HEALTHY PRIZED FINISHlast_img read more

DaCosta equals Feanny’s all-time wins record

first_imgFifteen-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled his 1,950th career winner in 3-5 favourite DYSFUNCTIONAL at Caymanas Park yesterday, to equal the all-time record of 14-champion Philip Feanny, both of whom have been training since the mid ’70s.DaCosta’s attempt to be sole owner of the record fell short in the eighth race over the round-five course in which his highly fancied runner, LITTLE BIG HORN, suffered grave interference in the early stages of what was a very eventful race, so much so that both the winner, GARY GLITTER (8-1), and the third horse, POISON GAS, were both disqualified after two horses lost their riders in the backstretch.DaCosta said he was happy to equal Feanny’s long-standing record.”Records are made to be broken in any sport, but when this is achieved, it’s a great feeling and I’m looking forward to becoming the sole holder. Feanny, however, is still very active, having saddled Campesino to victory on Wednesday in the open allowance sprint, and even if I go ahead of him, there is the possibility that he can regain the lead even for a short time,” said the 60-year-old trainer, himself a Hall of Fame inductee and, like Feanny, holds the national honour, the Order of Distinction for his contribution to racing.EARLYLEADRidden by four-time champion Omar Walker, DYSFUNCTIONAL was early in the lead in the maiden condition race over 1500 metres for native bred three-year-olds. The lightly raced colt turned for home with a commanding lead and cruised home by 51/2 lengths from 6-1 chance AIR COMMANDER in a field of 13.Significantly, DaCosta surpassed Feanny last season as the leading all-time champion trainer, with 15 titles.The man, who is popularly called ‘Pardie’, started out as Feanny’s assistant some 40 years ago and was also an owner in the stable as well. But he soon went on his own, saddling his first winner, ADORABLE (ridden by Winston Griffiths, groomed by Patrick Fong), months later and has never looked back, winning his first title in 1984 due to the exploits of the brilliant three-year-old filly, THORNBIRD.Meanwhile, three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson rode two winners on the nine-race programme, including 3-5 favourite DWAYNE STAR, who led home old rival ACTION MAN by 31/2 lengths in the overnight allowance feature over the straight.Nelson will leave the island on Thursday, April 21, to ride for an extended period in Canada for the second consecutive year. He is the leading rider so far this season with 26 winners.last_img read more

Big guns line up for Corporate Area meet

first_imgWith Calabar expected to finally roll out their big guns this season, action will be at fever-pitch levels for the third meet in the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships, the Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet. The track and field classic takes place at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track tomorrow, beginning at 9 a.m. “It promises to be a cracker,” said Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Martin, chairman of the organising committee for the Anthrick meet, which essentially previews the top boys’ teams for Champs. Calabar High, which has won Boys’ Champs for the past five years, has not been parading its big stars this season in numbers, but Martin says the attractive prizes on offer in the cash-rich 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships are proving insatiable. “What I’ve heard from the camps within the Corporate Area – KC, JC, Calabar, Wolmer’s, Excelsior, and on the girls side – Immaculate, Queen’s, Excelsior High and Camperdown – they’re fielding their best teams,” he informed. “It’s going to be a cracker. I’ve seen Calabar’s entries and all the big names are there.” That includes Christopher Taylor, the World Youth 400m champion who has been missing in action all season, along with Dejour Russell, last season’s Champion Boy, plus many others. They are expected to compete in any of three Grand Prix events, from 100m to 400m, which will also include their big rival Kingston College’s biggest star, 100m and 200m sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson. The full slate of Grand Prix Championship events are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x400m, long, jump, high jump and discus for Classes One and Two athletes. The top two from each Grand Prix Championship event will qualify for the finals, the G.C. Foster Classics, that will take place at the National Stadium on March 11. However, each athlete can run only one individual event at the finals. Kingston College has been throwing in some strong performances all round and other big clashes between the schools should come in the Class Two 800m, where KC’s Ugandan import, Arymanya Rogers, is expected to be tested by Calabar’s Kevroy Venson and Kimar Farquharson, the only man to beat him this season. Martin, a long-time track and field official, expects a changing of the guard in the girls’ competition “On the girls’ side, we’ll see a new champion. Wolmer’s won for the past three years and Excelsior, they’re doing very, very well. David Riley (Excelsior’s head coach) and his charges, they are doing very well also. Immaculate, with Mr Forde (Franz), is one to watch,” he observed. UPCOMING CLASSICSlast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 9

first_img18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 stealsLast Week: N/ACJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERBreaking the norm this season, we finally got a player to top this list twice.Against cellar-dwelling foes, CJ Perez’s steady play lifted Lyceum to stretch its unbeaten run to 11 as the Pirates continued to show their dominance.But tougher foes are still out to put the first dent in the Pirates’ armor, with games against Arellano and Perpetual slated in the next two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson We’re finally in the second round and it seems like Lyceum and San Beda are just cruising to get the top two spots in the Final Four.But the sense of urgency is palpable for the middle teams, with teams refusing to back down which led to two games this week going to overtime. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAs always, games are won by the heroes and this are this week’s top performers.(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground MOST READ GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’center_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend (2) Gab Dagangon – F, Perpetual Altas21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AGab Dagangon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERPlaying like a team with a purpose, Perpetual Help finally gutted out a 88-82 overtime win over Letran.And the one to anchor the Altas was Gab Dagangon.The senior forward drilled huge buckets in the extra period as Perpetual Help got themselves back into the hunt for a Final Four slot.(3) Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1 assist, 1.5 blocksLast Week: 1Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERConsistency is key for Javee Mocon. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Last Week: N/ATey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro did all he could to salvage Jose Rizal University in its classic duel, drilling clutch triples just to keep his team in contention.However, his disqualification in second overtime after picking up his fifth foul took the air out of the Heavy Bombers. He was the fourth player to foul out in the game, as JRU saw they four-game winning streak come to a screeching halt. Winning start Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall it a redemption game.Thrown out in San Sebastian’s first round meeting against EAC, Michael Calisaan came back with a vengeance as his superb efforts gave the Golden Stags another victory.More importantly, Calisaan’s performance leveled San Sebastian’s record to 5-5 as it gears up against contenders Perpetual and San Beda.(6) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs17 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assistsLast Week: 5Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERKent Salado chose the perfect time to be at his best as he delivered the dagger buckets in Arellano’s double overtime win over Jose Rizal University on Thursday.The fearless guard almost single-handedly put the game away and diffused the explosive Heavy Bombers.(7) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers30 points (6-17 3PT FG), 6 rebounds, 1 assist With Robert Bolick serving his one-game suspension on Friday, the forward kept San Beda afloat in its 88-70 win against Mapua.Continuously churning out double-doubles through the course of the season, it should be no surprise that Mocon is in the discussion for this season’s MVP race. (4) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas21 points, 19 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/APrince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLeading the MVP race to end the first round, Prince Eze picked up where he left off and unleashed another dominant showing against Letran.The Nigerian imposed his will in the paint against the depleted Knights frontline on Thursday.(5) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 stealLast Week: N/A View commentslast_img read more

Slaughter wins 1st BPC; Durham is back-to-back Best Import

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Slaughter received 975 votes to win the award after getting 393 statistical points, 412 media votes, 20 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office.He became only the sixth Ginebra player to win the highest individual plum in a conference, joinig the likes of Marlou Aquino, Eric Menk, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, and LA Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSlaughter edged Meralco swingman Chris Newsome for the award after the sophomore got 707 votes, as well as San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo (617 votes), TNT slasher Jayson Castro (440 votes), and San Miguel forward Arwind Santos (371 votes).PBA IMAGESMeanwhile, Allen Durham was once again hailed as the Bobby Parks Best Import for the season-ending conference. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter proved that he’s no longer feeling the lingering effects of his ACL injury as his dominant showing in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup was enough for him to take home his first Best Player of the Conference award.The 6-foot-11 center averaged 14.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks as he helped the Gin Kings earn a return trip to the finals and defend their throne.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The 29-year-old slotman averaged 25.4 points, 20.1 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks to stamp his class among this conference’s reinforcements.Durham gathered 1,219 votes, powered by 592 statistical points, 421 media votes, 57 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA as he was the unanimous choice as this conference’s top import.He also became the first reinforcement to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Gabe Freeman in the 2009 and 2010 Fiesta Conferences, as well as becoming the ninth reinforcement to bag the Best Import award multiple times, following the footsteps of seven-time winner Bobby Parks, as well as two-time victors Norman Black, Billy Ray Bates, Ken Redfield, Derrick Brown, Jerald Honeycutt, Freeman, and Arizona Reid.Durham bested Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (834 votes), TNT’s Glen Rice Jr. (574 votes), and San Miguel’s Terrence Watson (482 votes) for the plum.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green Archers get back at Fighting Maroons It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

‘Superteams’ rise to challenge Warriors for crown

first_imgCarpio 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 NBA 2017 Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook welcomed Carmelo Anthony and Paul George to Oklahoma City while Houston added Chris Paul and tough defenders toNBA assists leader and number two scorer James Harden with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward joining Al Horford in Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd the Cavaliers, with four-time MVP LeBron James bidding for an eighth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, added his pal Dwyane Wade, oft-injured Derrick Rose plus Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas in the deal that sent Irving to Boston.In all, eight players with a total of 45 All-Star Game appearances switched teams. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Just because you compile a team of superstars don’t mean it’s going to work, because it’s a lot of ego,” Green told GQ magazine.”And we just happen to have a perfect group to where it works.”Las Vegas oddsmakers agree. The Warriors are a runaway favorite to repeat as champion at about 2-1 with Cleveland next at 4-1 ahead of Boston at 10-1 with Houston and San Antonio at 15-1 just ahead of Oklahoma City at 16-1. ‘They don’t stand a chance’ It’s the NBA version of a nuclear arms race, complete with a fistful of teams stockpiling top talent and legend Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with Chicago who owns the Charlotte Hornets, warning of mutually assured destruction.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State Warriors’s NBA player Kevin Durant (R) vies during the NBA Basketball Game between Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves in Shanghai on October 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNAWashington, United States — Kevin Durant barely had a chance to grip his first NBA championship trophy in Golden State’s victory celebration last June before rival clubs were moving to challenge the Warriors “superteam” for supremacy.Now the NBA’s 72nd season opens Tuesday with a fistful of clubs having assembled three or more stars, uniting to stop Durant, 3-point sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green from bringing Golden State a third title in four campaigns.ADVERTISEMENT Gins finish strong, soar 2-0 vs Bolts The superteams will be tested on opening night with Boston visiting Cleveland and Houston at Golden State. Oklahoma City will open Thursday at home against New York, Anthony’s former club.’James says that despite potential issues with 2011 MVP Rose, 2006 MVP Wade, himself, Love, Crowder and teammates relegated to reserve duties, the Cavaliers will come together and again be a championship threat.“At the end of the day when guys sign here and wanted to come here, we all know what we’re here for,” James said. “So there’s no ego. The only ego is bring your game, which these guys know how to do. We all have a common goal, so none of that other stuff matters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told Cigar Aficionado magazine.“You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”In the wake of a heartbreaking seventh-game loss to Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals after a record 73-9 season, the Warriors recruited Durant, the former MVP who opted out of Oklahoma City. They rolled through the playoffs with a 16-1 record.It’s a follow-on to the escalation James helped spark in 2010 when he left Cleveland for Miami to join Wade and Chris Bosh in a “Big Three” that reached four NBA Finals in a row, winning in 2012 and 2013.When he returned to the Cavaliers in 2014, he matched up with Irving and added Kevin Love for a new “Big Three” and now such trios abound.“It’s pretty… sick to see how everybody is just in a … panic about what to do,” Green told GQ. “That’s the fun part about it — they know they don’t stand a chance.”Green said the Warriors were inspired by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s comments after last June’s NBA Finals, when he said the Warriors “are not unbeatable. There have been bigger upsets in sports history. We are going to keep improving our roster. We’re used to long odds. If Golden State makes the odds longer, we might up our risk profile and get even more aggressive. We have something up our sleeves.”That proved to be pairing Paul and Harden, two of the NBA’s best, in the Houston backcourt.“They are really trying to rethink their whole strategy,” Green told GQ. ‘Only ego is bring your game’  Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more