Szczesny in dig at Spurs

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first_img Press Association He added: “I only found out after the game that they had won 1-0, but I don’t think it matters really. “If we win our next two games it will be enough because either Chelsea or Spurs will drop points because they play each other. If you look at Chelsea’s fixtures, they have Tottenham and Everton left and they won’t be easy games. And Tottenham do not have enough quality, so there you go…” Anyone who watched the first 85 minutes of Tottenham’s game against relegation-threatened Southampton would be inclined to agree with Szczesny’s assessment. Villas-Boas’ side lacked creativity in midfield and looked toothless up front until Bale’s late 25-yard drive clinched a dramatic win. But then again, Arsenal were hardly vintage in their win over a QPR side who had not won their previous six games. Arsenal were notorious for grinding out 1-0 victories during their heyday, though, and Szczesny hopes the team’s current form – they are unbeaten in nine – will be the start of something special for the club, who last won a trophy eight years ago. “I would settle for another two 1-0 wins in the rest of the season and a place in the top three,” Szczesny said. “Even if we have games like the QPR one, it might have been boring at times, but we couldn’t care less at this time. We just got the three points. “Hopefully it will be back to the old days and hopefully we will get back to winning trophies as well.” Arsenal appeared to try to dampen the furore created by Szczesny’s comments by cutting the Pole’s answer on Spurs from their interview with him on the subscription-only video player section of their website. The final question and answer from the interview, conducted by Arsenal’s in-house TV operation, was deleted, shortening the video package by roughly 10 seconds. Wojciech Szczesny has reignited his war of words with Tottenham by claiming that Arsenal’s north London rivals do not have enough quality to finish inside the top four this season.center_img Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham remain locked in a tight battle for the final two Champions League places after they all achieved 1-0 victories over the weekend. Of the three, Spurs appear the most likely to fail. Andre Villas-Boas’ men warmed up for their huge game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night by limping to a narrow win over Southampton. As fans from both Spurs and Arsenal will be aware, Szczesny last year repeatedly declared his dislike for the “the other north London club” – a club he conceded on one occasion that he “hates”. And after the win over QPR took them two points above Spurs, Szczesny told Arsenal Player: “I was convinced that Tottenham had drawn 0-0 against Southampton.” last_img read more

Walsh in wars at Roscommon

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first_img Press Association Ruby Walsh was stood down at Roscommon on Tuesday evening after he suffered a soft-tissue injury to an arm in the second race on the card. Walsh’s mount, the Tony Martin-trained Gardelito, came to grief at the final flight in the Family Day August 19th Maiden Hurdle, which was won by Davy Condon on Thomond. Weighing-room colleague Robbie Power also missed most of the fixture after sustaining a foot injury when he fell from Jessie Harrington’s Sin Miedo at the second in the opening Railway Bar 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle, which went to Mick Darcy on Seeyouallincoppers. last_img read more

The Latest: IPL cricket could be staged without fans

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first_imgIndian sports minister Kiren Rijuju told all national sports federations to ban spectators at all events, but events can go on if they “can’t be avoided.”The decision impacts the hugely popular IPL, due to start on March 29 and last seven weeks.It’s not yet been determined how it will affect the one-day international series between India and South Africa which began on Thursday in Dharamsala. The second ODI is in Lucknow on Sunday, and the third ODI in Kolkata next Wednesday.Foreign players are expected to face difficulties in traveling to India as the government on Wednesday suspended all visas, barring categories such as diplomatic and employment-related, until April 15 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Unless the government makes an exception, foreign cricketers will not be given business visas with which they travel to play the IPL. March 12, 2020 Qualifying was scheduled to start Friday.___11:15 a.m.Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus.The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team. The league was scheduled to hold regular-season games in Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid and Tel Aviv on Thursday.___10:30 a.m.The International Basketball Federation says it is suspending all competitions indefinitely from Friday.FIBA says the decision was made “in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):11:40 a.m.The Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament could be staged without spectators after a government decree related to the coronavirus outbreak. The Swiss hockey league has ended the season in the top two divisions before the playoffs because of the spreading coronavirus.The league’s decision comes less than two months before Switzerland is due to host the world championships in Zurich and Lausanne.The league says decisions on awarding titles, and promotion and relegation places, will be decided at a special meeting on Friday.The Swiss soccer leagues have been suspended through March, and Basel is unable to host a Europa League game next week against Eintracht Frankfurt.___ ___10 a.m.The Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian. The Swedish Bandy Association says the tournament, scheduled to be played from March 29-April 5 in Irkutsk, has been postponed until October.International Bandy Association president Boris Skrynnik says “we know that there are concerns in other countries when it comes to travel and spending time with larger groups.”The under-15 world championships in Arkhangelsk, Russia, at the end of the month will also be played at a later date.___10:15 a.m. Associated Press The KBO had already canceled its preseason.___10:55 a.m.The Euroleague says it is suspending all games indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Europe’s main club basketball competition says it made the decision because of “the increased risks for participants in games, the vast amount of traveling disruptions causing the impossibility to reach certain destinations, and the different recommendations by the health authorities.” Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy.The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins.A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.center_img The suspension includes games in the Basketball Champions League, which is a rival competition to the better known Euroleague, and the second-tier FIBA Europe Cup. The Champions League is part-way through its playoffs.Men’s qualification for the Tokyo Olympics is expected to resume in June with a series of qualifying tournaments overseen by FIBA. Women’s qualifying has already concluded.___10:25 a.m.The hockey-like game of bandy has postponed its world championships in Russia because of the spreading coronavirus. Denmark’s top soccer leagues are shutting down for at least two weeks because of the spreading coronavirus.The Danish league made the move a day after the national government announced a lockdown. The small Scandinavian country has 514 cases of people testing positive.“We will look at exactly what this will mean for the running of the tournaments for the weeks to come,” said Danish league director Claus Thomsen, adding more information on what will happen with the postponed matches and the rest of the season will be announced later.___10:10 a.m. The Latest: IPL cricket could be staged without fans There will be a similar procedure for some second-division games.___11 a.m.South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will postpone the start of its season to mid-April because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Korea Baseball Organization says it still hopes to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but will consider banning spectators from some games when risks of infections are high. ___11:30 a.m.McLaren says it has withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus.The British-based team says the person was self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and “will now enter a period of quarantine.”Team officials have taken the decision to pull out of Sunday’s race “based on a duty of care” for McLaren employees and the wider Formula One family. ___11:05 a.m.German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a free channel after spectators were barred from the stadiums.Sky will show four league games simultaneously on Saturday on its non-subscription news channel in a “conference” format, with the broadcast switching between each game to show the key action.That includes Borussia Dortmund’s game against Schalke, which is one of Germany’s most heated rivalries. 10:05 a.m.After the NBA suspended its season, the Euroleague is considering doing the same.The league says it is consulting with clubs about a suspension, something which its players are demanding.“Euroleague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk,” the Euroleague Players Association said.The players’ union asked for the season to be suspended “until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.” “You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus.___9:55 a.m.The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title. Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550.Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead.Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Terrence Alli National Open boxing punches off tonight

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first_imgTHE Terrence Alli National Open boxing tournament will punch off at the National Gymnasium this evening with the potential of being the best slug-fest seen in Guyana for some time.The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) organised event is scheduled to showcase some of the best fighters in the Caribbean including 2017 Junior Sports Man of the Year Keevin Allicock, Caribbean Middleweight champion `Dynamite’ Desmond Amsterdam, Jamal Eastman and Colin `Superman’ Lewis.Returning to the ring for the first time in over 18 months is policeman Dennis `Menace’ ThomasThe 2015 Caribbean Development Tournament silver medalist is making a comeback sporting some light heavyweight pounds after moving up from middleweight. Thomas’ return could spell trouble for reigning National and Caribbean light heavyweight champion Markember ‘Violence’ Pieirre of the Guyana Defence Force.When the two last met Thomas came out ahead on points. The classy Thomas is being trained by AIBA Three Star coach Sebert Blake of the Forgotten Youth Foundation gym. A Best Boxer at the 2014 Caribbean Goodwill Tournament held here, the six- footer has represented Guyana at several major international events and remains one of the most experienced local pugilists.Apart from Allicock, Thomas is the only current fighter to have participated at a World Championships. In 2013 he and Imran Khan travelled to Kazakhstan to represent Guyana at the Championships.His return adds spice to National Open as Thomas will have his eyes set on being a part of the National team to the Caribbean Championships.Also gunning for a place on the National team are super heavyweight Steven Chan and bantamweight Asheer Al Azeem both from the USA. GBA president Steve Ninvalle claimed that it would be the first time in over five years that the tournament will carry a “foreign flavour”.The National Open is the last statutory event on the GBA 2019 calendar of events and entry fee is $500 for stands and $1000 for ringside. The first fight is set to commence at 19.00hrs.last_img

NBA wrap: Nets secure vital win for playoff position over Giannis Antetokounmpo-less Bucks

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first_imgRobin Lopez with the ball-fake!#BullsNation 20#HereTheyCome 24📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/dEJLQEgckc— NBA (@NBA) April 7, 2019Khris Middleton connected with D.J. Wilson on a behind-the-back pass on the break for a slam.Middleton behind-the-back ➡️ D.J. Wilson slam!#FearTheDeer x #WeGoHard📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/K8BLgVtfXk— NBA (@NBA) April 6, 2019What’s Next?Heat (38-41) at Raptors (56-24) 12 p.m. ET — Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference standings. It could position itself to break into the postseason, but will likely have to win out in its remaining games to do so. The Raptors have clinched the second seed, so they could ease up over the next week to preserve their team’s health. D’Angelo Russell led the way with 25 points and 10 assists, but one of the year’s best stories Caris LeVert added 24 off the bench. He got the team off to a good start on the season before suffering a scary injury. He was able to recover though and is back for what could be a postseason push.Russell though was the man to close it out with a drive to the bucket with less than a minute to play. Related News Iced it. ❄️@Dloading | #WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/bLO4HWtHP8— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 6, 2019The Nets are now tied with the Magic for sixth in the East and have a half-game lead over the Pistons which sit in eighth.There are only two games remaining in the regular season for Brooklyn, and it is just 1 1/2 games ahead of ninth-seeded Miami.Brooklyn and Miami face off in the final game of the year as well so the last day of the season could have a lot of drama on the Heat’s home floor.Studs of the NightEric Bledsoe recorded a game-high 33 points and 11 assists for the Bucks.JaKarr Sampson exploded for a surprising 29 points and eight rebounds in Chicago’s 116-96 loss to Philadelphia.JJ Redick scored a team-high 23 points in the 76ers’ win.Dud of the NightDeMarre Carroll scored four points on 2-of-8 shooting for the Nets.HighlightsRobin Lopez showcased a crafty ball fake to create space for a finish under the rim. Kenny Atkinson nearing contract extension with Nets, report says Brooklyn moved up to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings with a 133-128 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday.Milwaukee took Saturday’s game as an opportunity to give Giannis Antetokounmpo some rest as he is recovering from a calf injury and the Nets took full advantage.last_img read more

How healthy is Todd Gurley? Falcons OC Dirk Koetter spills that they have no idea, either

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first_imgWhen the Falcons signed Todd Gurley soon after he was released by the Rams in March, they also acquired the mystery of his knee injury history.Nearly two months after his team added the two-time All-Pro running back, Atlanta’s offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, admitted in a video call with local reporters that there are concerns about whether Gurley will be healthy enough to contribute in 2020. Here it is in video form: “The main question, that no one seems to know, is what is his health status?” pic.twitter.com/ItSGnsTl8h— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 14, 2020MORE: NFL uniform rankings for 2020What Koetter says is fair, given that Gurley hasn’t had a chance to both get and pass a physical since the signing. But being too brutally honest with the situation wasn’t the best idea, given that the Falcons’ front office expressed great confidence in Gurley’s future health status when giving him a one-year, $5 million deal to replace the released Devonta Freeman.The Falcons were expected to select a running back at some point during the 2020 NFL Draft for further insurance regardless, but they instead rested on the three backs they took on Day 3 in the past three drafts — in order: Ito Smith, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison. Gurley’s age (26 in August) might suggest he can still handle a feature role, but the reality is, his heavy Rams mileage and the wear and tear that came with it say he’s better off with a more managed workload.The Falcons’ recent best backfield history has been a committee of Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Last season, with Freeman hurt often and Coleman gone in free agency, the rushing attack in Koetter’s return ranked No. 30 in the NFL.During Koetter’s previous stint as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014, he also employed committees that included Michael Turner, Steven Jackson and Freeman in the early-down power roles and Jacquizz Rodgers as the change of pace receiving back. Based on his comments and play-calling past, overextending Gurley doesn’t seem to be in Atlanta’s plans.MORE: Joe Buck says NFL broadcasts could use fake crowd noise Gurley, in his best years, has been a prolific, explosive between-the-tackles runner all the way through the red zone. With Sean McVay’s offense in Los Angeles, he also became a top-flight busy receiver, leading the NFL with 2,093 yards from scrimmage.Because of that skill set, Koetter did add that he thinks Gurley is “a heck of a player.” The Falcons desperately need a 15-to-20 touch Gurley to improve an anemic running game and support a strong passing game, given that Smith, Hill and Ollison, for one reason or another, weren’t effective filling in for Freeman last season.With the current uncertainty about Gurley’s health expressed by Koetter, there’s now a lot more uncertainty about how much the Falcons can and will use Gurley in 2020.last_img read more

Palm Beach County schools to hold virtual graduations

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first_imgThe coronavirus caused schools to cancel classes and force online education. Now, “virtual graduation ceremonies” are being put together by some schools.On Wednesday, the Palm Beach County School District announced that they will hold “virtual graduation ceremonies” starting in late May.People will be able to watch the ceremonies on television or they can stream them online. The ceremonies will even include speeches from principals and students.Superintendent of Schools Donald Fennoy sent out a letter to the Class of 2020 informing them that this was the best way to recognize them.Read the full letter to the Class of 2020 below: April 15, 2020To the Distinguished Class of 2020,I hope you are settling into your Google Classrooms and getting the most out of distance learning during this last stretch of your K-12 career.As I promised you in my letter on April 7, the District has been exploring other commencement celebration options following the cancellation of graduation ceremonies at the South Florida Fairgrounds.Many of you have called and emailed. I thank you for your input and ideas which were certainly taken into consideration.I agree with the most prevalent collective opinion that a traditional graduation ceremony is the preferred way to honor your academic achievements; however, state and local guidelines regarding social distancing prevent the District from allowing mass gatherings at this time.As you are aware, neither state or federal officials are able to provide a clear timeline for when large gatherings will again be safe. However, please know that the District is monitoring the situation closely, hoping that there may be a possibility that schools can coordinate recognition events in late summer.In the meantime, I want you to be recognized in a way that I know is 100 percent possible now.The District will hold virtual graduation ceremonies, beginning in late May, which will follow the format of traditional graduations. Your name will be called and your picture will be displayed to mark this milestone in your academic career. You’ll hear from speakers including your principal and your classmates. I would be honored to help you mark this important occasion by saying a few words about your achievements and resilience, not only during this unprecedented time, but throughout your academic career.Your virtual graduation will air on Comcast 234, AT&T U-verse 99, and will be streamed on the District’s website: palmbeachschools.org. Perhaps you can host a virtual watch party where you invite friends and family to enjoy the celebration with you. The schedule of virtual graduations will be shared with you when it is finalized.As I mentioned previously, your hard-earned high school diploma is a testament to your great success and determination.On behalf of the entire School District of Palm Beach County, please accept our sincere appreciation of your understanding during this time of uncertainty.Respectfully,Donald E. Fennoy II, Ed.D.Superintendent, School District of Palm Beach Countylast_img read more

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo expresses desire to have dinner with eternal rival Lional Messi

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first_imgAdvertisement 7st0sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs917Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehi8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) odfdWould you ever consider trying this?😱cq2mkCan your students do this? 🌚y3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two greatest athletes of this generation share a mutual respect among each other; having spent the last decade-and-a-half fighting one against another to establish the footballing supremacy. The duo chatted for a while and was interviewed together in Monaco on Thursday night during the UEFA Champions League draw. Both Ronaldo and Messi were nominated for UEFA Player of the Year, although they went home empty-handed after Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk won the prize.Advertisement The Portuguese superstar has expressed his desire to invite his opponent for dinner, saying:Advertisement “We have not had dinner together yet, but I hope so in the future. It’s great to be a part of the history of football. I am there, and of course, he is as well.“We share the stage for 15 years, me and him. I don’t know if that’s ever happened in football; the same two guys on the same stage all the time. It’s not easy, as you know. And, of course, we have a good relationship. We’ve not had a dinner together yet, but I hope in the future [we will].”Advertisement “Of course, I miss playing in Spain,” Ronaldo added. “We’ve had that battle for the last 15 years, which is good – he pushed me and I pushed him as well. So, it’s good to be part of the history of football. I’m there and, of course, he is there as well.”Watch the Greatest Players of All Time enjoy rivalry:The pair regularly smashed records playing for Spain’s two giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, before Ronaldo left La Liga to join Italian giants Juventus last season after his nine years spell at the Spanish capital. Both of them netted over 300 goals for their respective club during that time, winning almost every accolades and honours in the past 10 years.[Video YT/DAZN Canada] Advertisementlast_img read more

PBA Season 43 Preview: Pressure to dominate still fuels San Miguel

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first_imgHead Coach: Leo AustriaKey Players: June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Marcio LassiterKey Additions: Christian Standhardinger, Chico Lanete, Billy Mamaril, Louie VigilKey Losses: Ronald Tubid, JayR ReyesADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ With no size to match Fajardo, Slaughter, TNT banks on quickness OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He ended: “We can’t think about the championship because it’s still too far ahead, especially this conference when every team is preparing for us like we’re the barometer. But it’s good for us because this is a challenge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victors of three straight all-Filipino titles, San Miguel is undoubtedly the hands down favorite to win the crown for the fourth straight time.Coach Leo Austria  has been listening to all the chatter surrounding their bid history and he wants to use that to fuel his players to keep on aspiring for greatness.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re gunning for a fourth all-Filipino championship, but I constantly tell the guys that we have to live up to the expectations for us to improve,” said. “The pressure is always there and I tell them that it should force them to play at their best, to keep working hard, and keep learning.”With a potent five led by four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, and Marcio Lassiter, San Miguel has established a dynasty over the past three years and even went on to win two of the three titles last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone But despite all the accolades, Austria assured his squad is still as hungry as ever.“It will be a disappointment for us if we don’t win the championship,” the affable mentor admitted. “We won five championships over these past years and everybody expects us to be there (in the Finals) always. But we have to work hard. We should be able to show what is expected of us.”So powerful is this San Miguel side that even though 2017 top overall rookie pick Christian Standhardinger is still months away from suiting up for the squad, it is still the consensus benchmark for all the teams.But Austria knows that the rest of the league is plotting myriad of ways to dethrone the kings from their throne — something which should keep his men on their toes.“This season is a different season because every team improved. I’m sure that by this time, our opponents are finding formulas to limit June Mar. This is going to be a tough season for us because everyone is out to get us,” said the three-time Coach of the Year. “So we need to do what we’ve been doing in the past and more. The hunger should still be there. We know that the talent we have is superb, but it would not prevail if we don’t mix it up with hardwork and teamwork. Extra effort is what we need.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Jarin says current NU team could go down as ‘one of strongest teams’ he’s coached

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first_imgJamike Jarin has had many talented players go under his wing during his tenures with San Beda in the NCAA and National University in the UAAP.Red Lions like Baser Amer, Art Dela Cruz, Ola Adeogun all played under Jarin albeit for just one year, ending in a runner-up finish against Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA 2015 title.ADVERTISEMENT All those names etched their marks in collegiate basketball lore but Jarin said his current crop of Bulldogs could very well surpass what his former Red Lions have done.Jarin said that the Sane Beda teams he handled in 2015 and 2016 are still his best squads in the collegiate level but the likes of Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente could ultimately catch up with his Red Lions.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 Chriss“That San Beda team is full of talent and most of them are in the PBA,” said Jarin of Amer and Dela Cruz Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after NU’s 79-74 loss to Far Eastern University.“Come back in four years and I might say this is one of the strongest or the best teams, but you’re looking ahead.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ FEU gains share of 4th, clips NU Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jarin’s current Bulldogs do have a dismal 3-10 record in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament while his San Beda teams reached the finals twice and won the title once.It was with Robert Bolick, Arnaud Noah, Javee Mocon, and Davon Potts that Jarin got his only NCAA title.Jarin added that Clemente and Ildefonso are only at the start of their rise and he’s sure that the two rookies would end up as the future leaders of the NU basketball program.“We’re excited not just for these players but also for the entire program,” said Jarin, whose team still has to play one more game this season against University of the East. “Dave and JLC, they’re just part of the NU program.”“And yes the foundation is set with the help of a lot of people.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more