Chargers hand coach first win in D-League John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Neophyte iWalk unleashed a strong finishing kick to repel Hazchem, 90-76, and hand ex-pro-turned-mentor Jonas Villanueva his first coaching career win in the PBA Developmental League Foundation Cup yesterday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Four players scored in double digits for the Chargers led by big man Wowie Escosio, who pumped in 22 points and six rebounds in just 24 minutes of action. Former FEU guard Jasper Parker (12), Bernie Bregondo (10) and John Michael Cruz (10) also added double figures, ex-pro Jeric Canada with nine while JP Belencion and skipper Allan Mangahas chipped in eight apiece for a collective effort to finally give their mentor Villanueva a first victory in his coaching career. “It’s satisfying to finally get my first win. It’s a sigh of … [Read more...] about Chargers hand coach first win in D-League
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Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — GAB chairman Abraham Mitra has reached out to MPBL founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao and MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes on the possibility of turning the amateur nationwide league into a professional circuit under the supervision of the government agency. The MPBL is now on its third season and has grown from 10 franchises in its initial campaign to 26 in the second and now, to 31. Each team is required to enlist at least three homegrown players and may recruit up to two Fil-foreigners with one to play at a time and a limit of five ex-pros from the PBA or any other professional league. Former PBA players who move to the MPBL may return to the PBA only once and within the year of departure. PBA coaches may take on jobs with MPBL teams without curtailment. Rain or Shine assistant coach Chris Gavina, for instance, is head coach of the MPBL’s Bacoor Strikers. … [Read more...] about Will MPBL go pro?
UNITED NATIONS: The world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday (Jun 13), as the Security Council prepared to meet to discuss suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic sea lane.The latest incident, the second in the Gulf of Oman in a month, came amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington, which has pointed the finger at Iran over earlier tanker attacks in May."I strongly condemn any attack against civilian vessels," the UN secretary general told a Security Council meeting on UN cooperation with the Arab League."Facts must be established and responsibilities clarified," he said. "If there is something the world cannot afford, it is a major confrontation in the Gulf region."At the request of the United States, the Security Council was to meet behind closed doors later Thursday to discuss the situation in the Gulf.Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit warned both the targeting of oil tankers and … [Read more...] about World cannot afford major confrontation in the Gulf: UN chief
ROME: Matteo Salvini's anti-migrant League party won the most votes in Sunday's (May 26) European elections in Italy with 27-31 per cent, marking a historic success for the far-right, exit polls showed.The result will strengthen Interior Minister Salvini's grip on government, after coalition partner the Five Star Movement (M5S) was beaten by a resurgent centre-left Democratic Party (PD) which came second with 21-25 per cent.Salvini tweeted a photo of himself grinning and holding a sign saying "top party in Italy" while standing in front of a bookshelf featuring, among other things, a religious icon and a Make America Great Again baseball cap.Luigi Di Maio's anti-establishment M5S garnered between 18.5-22.5 per cent of votes, while tycoon and former premier Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia scored eight-12 per cent."The League has probably become the top party in Italy," the head of the party's Senate grouping Riccardo Molinari said after the exit polls were released.The result for the … [Read more...] about Italy’s far-right League leads in EU vote: Exit polls
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday (May 18).The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent "aggressions and their consequences" in the region.Tensions have soared in the Gulf, with the United States deploying an aircraft carrier and bombers there over alleged threats from Iran.Saudi foreign affairs minister Adel al-Jubeir said his country does not want to go to war with Iran, but was ready to defend its interests.Riyadh "does not want a war, is not looking for it and will do everything to prevent it".The United Arab Emirates "welcomed" Saudi Arabia's invitation.Four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, were damaged in mysterious sabotage attacks last Sunday off the UAE's Fujairah, located at the crucial … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings