Villanueva starts and ends PBA career with ‘father figure’ Guiao as coach

first_img“He’s created a lot of good memories, especially when we were together in Red Bull,” said Guiao after the Road Warriors’ quarterfinals exit following a loss to the Star Hotshots.“It’s been a privilege coaching him when he started, and when he’s ending.” Guiao, who called the shots for Red Bull from 2000 to 2009,” he added.Guiao coached Villanueva for five seasons before the former national team player was traded to San Miguel Beer.“He’s a very blunt and straightforward coach. He’ll tell you what he wants and will tell you if you’re messing up; and in the most colorful way you can imagine,” Villanueva said. “There’s no superstar and you can’t be soft. You need to be tough otherwise you won’t survive. I can guarantee, though, that you’ll be a better player after.”“More than a coach, he’s also a father figure to us. He cares for his players and this is evident through his relationships with them, including former players. He’s a great family man and a person to emulate.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Sean Anthony of Meralco (dark) vs Enrico Villanueva of NLEX (light).NLEX saw its season come to an end Tuesday night and so did the PBA career of its rugged big man Enrico Villanueva, who quietly called it quits after 15 seasons.Villanueva had his moments as one of the league’s stars and played his best basketball as part of the defunct Red Bull franchise, which selected him as the seventh overall pick in 2003.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Injuries, however, prevented the one-time UAAP MVP out of Ateneo from sustaining his strong showing in the latter part of his career.“The only problem when he was near the end of his career, he couldn’t get back into game shape because his injuries kept coming back so he just really wanted to finish this season, but it would have been [great] if he was able to play and was healthy and that was really his problem during the last few months that maybe his body was giving up on him already so that is the time to call it quits and enjoy the rest of young life,” Guiao said.“But he was able to do what he wanted with the basketball career that’s really more than anyone can ask for.”Guiao believes Villanueva won’t be away from basketball entirely and it won’t take long before he returns to the sidelines.“I think he still wants to able to be involved in basketball in another capacity but we still don’t know that yet,” Guiao said.Villanueva said he has businesses to attend to and he’s not discounting the idea of coaching someday.In fact, he already has a blueprint figured out.“If I’ll be a coach, it’s pretty obvious which coaching style I’ll take.” NBA: Anthony sees no problem playing power forward with Thunder Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “More than competing at the highest level, I’d have to say I’ll miss the people I encounter in the league. I’ll miss the camaraderie and friendships that I’ve built through the years,” Villanueva told INQUIRER.net Wednesday.“Of course, I’ll still see some of them but not being with my team day to day will be something I’ll need to get used to. Those people have been a part of my life one way or another.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 37-year-old Villanueva led Red Bull to a title in the 2005-06 Fiesta Conference where he was named Best Player of the Conference.Villanueva played for six other teams before finishing his career with the NLEX Road Warriors. And interestingly, his first PBA coach in Yeng Guiao was also his last. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games View commentslast_img read more

Ballesteros steps up, Meralco stays alive with upset win over Ginebra

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City MERALCO 84 — Lanete 19, Caram 16, Hugnatan 12, Newsome 12, Ballesteros 7, Salva 5, Amer 4, Bono 4, Canaleta 3, Faundo 2, Sedurifa 0, Tolomia 0.GINEBRA 82 — J. Aguilar 20, Thompson 17, Slaughter 12, Mercado 10, Caguioa 6, Cruz 5, Tenorio 5, Devance 4, Mariano 3, Ferrer 0, Manuel 0.Quarters: 15-20, 45-38, 67-64, 84-82. AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Padda says Adamson ‘scared on defense’ vs Rondina, UST Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “It’s just a huge win for us and gave us another chance going to our last game against Magnolia,” said Black, who now shifts his focus on the Bolts’ last outing versus the Magnolia Hotshots in Cagayan de Oro. “It’s nice to be alive. We look forward to Saturday.”Garvo Lanete shot 3-of-8 from three to top Meralco in scoring with 19 markers while Anjo Caram had a career-best 16 points. Hugnatan and Newsome both wound up with 12.Aguilar paced Ginebra with 20 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Thompson flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, 13 boards, and five assists.The Gin Kings fell to an even 5-5 record after they squandered a 77-69 lead midway in the payoff period. Meralco staged a 12-3 run to grab an 81-80 lead at the 1:17 mark.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — Undermanned and all, Meralco leaned on an unlikely hero in Jason Ballesteros to come away with a 84-82 squeaker over Barangay Ginebra and stay in playoff contention in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Philippine Arena here.“Wow,” exclaimed Meralco coach Norman Black after his team created a three-way logjam at ninth with TNT and Blackwater at 4-6. “It’s just great effort from the guys just knowing the circumstances that had we lost today, we’re out of the tournament. The guys just came out there and played to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ballesteros faced the Gin King giants and made a good account of himself, hauling down a career-best 17 rebounds while also scoring the final three points for the Bolts in the final minute.The unheralded big man secured the offensive rebound after misses by Reynel Hugnatan and Chris Newsome before banking the go-ahead bucket, 83-82, with 36.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutScottie Thompson missed a floater on the other end, before Ballesteros once again grabbed another board before splitting his foul shots with 17.3 seconds to go.The Gin Kings muffed another opportunity after Japeth Aguilar misfired on his potential game-tying triple as the Bolts escaped with the win.last_img read more

Celebrities get slice of action in Ironman Cebu

first_imgRobredo: 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. Ford Forza Triathlon team. Photo by Mark GiongcoStars will be converging in Cebu this weekend, not just to grace the event, but also partake in the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.Celebrity triathletes Matteo Guidicelli, Paul Jake Castillo, Bubbles Paraiso, Dyan Castillejo and Kim Atienza will all be participating in the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Joining the men’s fray are Regent 5150 Subic winner Sam Betten, Tim Van Berkel, David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Brent McMahon of Canada, Kiwis Cameron Brown, Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, Americans Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis, Czech Jakub Langhammer, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Italian Jonathan Ciavatella, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.Meanwhile, the women’s race is emerging to be a crowded one, with Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, New Zealand’s Amelia Watkinson and Filipina bet Kim Kilgroe all out to claim the tiara.The weekend is going to be an action-packed one, with the staging of the IronGirl, a 5km fun run for females 12 years old and above, scheduled on Friday and the Alaska IronKids on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Other stars like Piolo Pascual (bike), Gerald Anderson (bike), Jake Cuenca (bike), Enchong Dee (swim), Gretchen Fullido (swim), and Kim Chiu (run) will be engaging in individual legs as part of their relay teams.The celebrities, who took the time out of their hectic schedules and become ambassadors for healthy lifestyle, are just part of more than 2,600 triathletes from a record 51 countries who applied and will race on Sunday which will start and end at Shangrila-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.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 starsTim Reed and Dimity-Lee Duke, both from Australia, lead the elite pro side which are out for the top purse of $5,000 each in the men’s and women’s divisions.Reed clocked 3:51:46 to win the Cebu tilt last year. Blackwater not in a rush to find new import National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

WATCH: Cavs unveil fresh Nike jerseys for upcoming season

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Chan to Phoenix Screen Grab from Twitter/@cavsComplementing the squad’s revamped logos is Nike’s iconic “Swoosh” emblem on the front left side, while Goodyear’s sponsorship “wing foot” logo is on the right.Screen Grab from Twitter/@cavsEmbodying the team’s emphasis on selflessness and brotherhood, the mantra “All for One. One for All” is stitched both at the bottom of the jersey and under the flaps of the shorts.It’s all about the details.Take a closer look at our new uniforms → https://t.co/TS8i1PaBpz#AllForOne pic.twitter.com/8aQpp4Vtg4— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 7, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Shield.The Swoosh.The Wingfoot.Introducing our new coat of armor → https://t.co/iuYLihcVwT #AllForOne pic.twitter.com/QjqpaYQmxb— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 7, 2017ADVERTISEMENT The Cleveland Cavaliers will be seeking redemption in the upcoming 2017-2018 NBA regular season and it’s only fitting they don “a new coat of armor.”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 starsThe reigning Eastern Conference Champions introduced their new line of updated jerseys through a clip released on the team’s official Twitter page.The Cavs kept its primary wine-and-gold colorway, but Nike’s variation featured a minimalist yet more distinguished design. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img The “Association” white edition—formerly known as the home uniform—is emblazoned with CAVS” on the chest area, while the Icon Version says (Cleveland).The team’s alternative and special-occasion jerseys are expected to come out in the coming days.  Khristian Ibarrola  /raRELATED STORIES:LOOK: Cavs unveil modernized logos for 2017-2018 NBA seasonNike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next seasonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Aus name unchanged squad for 4th Test

first_imgAustralia on Sunday named an unchanged squad for the fourth Ashes Test starting on the Boxing Day in Melbourne.The 12-man squad: Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Clarke, Michael Beer, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Phillip Hughes, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Shane Watson.last_img

Barcelona in 60 million-euro deal for Neymar

first_imgBarcelona have reportedly won the race to sign Brazilian sensation Neymar by securing a 60 million-euro deal for the striker.The Catalan club is hopeful of bringing Neymar to the Camp Nou after the Olympic Games although it is unlikely he will move before the 2013-14 season, reports Xinhua.The 20-year-old is currently contracted with Brazilian club Santos until the 2014 World Cup.Barcelona is understood to have made a down-payment for the star which guarantees his transfer to the reigning FIFA Club World Cup champions.News of the deal follows calls from former Brazil international strikers Ronaldo and Rivaldo for Neymar to join a European club to fulfil his potential.The reported deal ends the hopes of Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid, which have also expressed their interest in the starlet.last_img read more

AITA officials squabble over Davis Cup selection

first_imgThere is no dearth of controversies in the All India Tennis Association (AITA). And the latest one again involves email exchanges, though not between players but squabbling officials.Mail Today has accessed recent emails which clearly show that within the AITA framework, there are wheels within wheels and how the chairman of the selection committee – Anil Dhupar – is at loggerheads with Karti P Chidambaram, chairman of the Davis Cup committee, and member CBN Reddy.After the selection committee decided last week to axe Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for the tie against New Zealand to be held in Chandigarh next month, eyebrows were raised as to how Somdev Devvarman and Leander Paes chose to skip the tie.Somdev had written to the AITA that he is “still not fully fit” and Leander felt that it was more important to play the World Team Tennis event in the United States.An email written jointly by Karti and Reddy to non-playing captain SP Misra expresses their displeasure at the selection committee’s decision to pick youngsters. The mail has also been copied to AITA officials and Anil Dhupar, chairman of the selection committee.”On behalf of the Davis (Cup) Committee, we would like to place our views regarding the team selected for the Chandigarh tie. We are aware that you will be calling all the six players for final selection trials from September 6 at Chandigarh,” the email states.”It would be obvious from their performance in recent tournaments and their rankings that both Yuki (Bhambri) and Vishnu (Vardhan) automatically select themselves. While both of them can play doubles also, it may not be prudent to get them to play on all three days of the Davis Cup tie.advertisement”Divij (Sharan) has been chosen as a specialist doubles player. His ranking of 109 in doubles can be attributed to the fact that he has played more tournaments than others. A ranking of 109 does not make anybody a specialist doubles player. We definitely believe that the choice of Divij as a specialist doubles player would not enhance our chances to win the doubles.”The mail further adds: “It would be relevant to add that Sriram (Balaji), Sanam (Singh) and Saketh (Myneni) are very good doubles players. Saketh has recently won two ITF Futures doubles. Sanam performed very well in the Chennai Open partnering Somdev. Sriram has the highest doubles ranking among the three.”The email makes a case for four singles players to be chosen rather than picking doubles specialists. Ever since Leander and Mahesh became doubles specialists in the Davis Cup squad, it was felt that the load of four singles rubbers was being left to two players. And that’s how Rohan Bopanna was proving his utility in the side when he played both singles and doubles.”For the last two team members, we have to choose between Saketh, Sanam and Sriram,” says the email and enlists the achievements of the three players.Within the AITA itself, there are dissenting voices as to how Dhupar throws so much weight in selection matters as he is not even a former player of any repute.In response to Karti and Reddy’s email, Dhupar has now written to Bharat Oza, secretary, AITA, that the “Davis Cup selection committee is dedicated for selection of players for Davis Cup etc in senior category” and the Davis Cup managing committee is there only to coordinate home ties.”In my humble opinion they (Karti and Reddy) are in no way authorised or empowered to influence the captain as well as the selection committee for suggesting the formation of the team. Any interference in the selection process by any officials of AITA or member of any other committees is unjustified and against the principal setup of selection process of selection committee of AITA,” adds Dhupar.The stronger line in Dhupar’s email is: “I humbly request u ASAP, ensure that nobody associated with AITA in any position in particular Davis Cup managing committee are restrain/stop from making any suggestions/comments in formation of the team in the lager interest of the game (sic).”It is not as if Indian tennis has huge depth and there is plenty of talent to choose from. Right now, the fight among officials is all about egos and the power they can assert. And the loser is the sport itself as the Indian Davis Cup team has hit the nadir.last_img read more

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Chooks tournament to boost PH Olympic hopes

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting A conference will be broken down into six legs, all of which will have a champion. In the final phase, all of the teams will be ranked according to points.The champion will take home a whopping P1 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc The Philippines’ bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ 3×3 event is set to get a major boost as the new year comes off wraps.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 is set to bolster the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ campaign in generating points to qualify for the Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020 by mounting a national tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Read Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ “The biggest points comes from joining the World Tour. That’s our goal. In one year, there are around 40 tours around the world,” said tournament commissioner Eric Altamirano.“Our goal is to join more of [the World Tours] because participating affords us points. But again, before joining the World Tour, you have to have your own league,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefTwelve teams are slated to bill the opening conference of the tournament. Several squads from the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League have signified their intention to join the tournament. Also joining are Zark’s Burger Quezon City, along with clubs from Pasig, Cebu, and Davao Occidental.“Out of this 3×3 league that we are initiating is where we will pick the pro team that will represent the country in the World Tour which starts some time in April,” Altamirano stressed. Unseen best versus a full package LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more