Gilas Cadets applying finishing touches to SEA Games title defense bid

first_img“We won’t have that inside presence, but we will have Christian (Standhardinger),” said Uichico. “So we’ll see.”The 6-foot-8 big man from Munich, who was born to a Filipina mother, will fly straight to Kuala Lumpur from Beirut where he is playing with the senior Gilas squad in the Fiba Asia Cup.Uichico said they will play Far Eastern University, National University and Adamson as they rev up for their SEA Games defense. ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Nepomuceno admits gold hunt will be tough in Kuala Lumpur Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netA convincing victory wasn’t enough to make Gilas coach Jong Uichico confident about his team’s chances in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games.The Gilas Cadets trimmed Ateneo, 86-79, Tuesday at Moro Lorenzo Gym and Uichico used the match as a chance to measure the team’s preparedness for a tournament the country has dominated for decades.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I like it so far; I like what I was seeing,” Uichico told the Inquirer. “But we have many things to work on that I can tell based on how we played.”“I was experimenting out there and Ateneo was using all its players,” the nine-time PBA champion coach said. He did not go into details of the preparation, however.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 starsBannered by Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks, the national team will fly to Kuala Lumpur with the main bulk of Team Philippines on Aug. 18.Uichico won’t have naturalized player Marcus Douthit in the team this time. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

After loss to Creamline in finals, Motolite-Ateneo focuses on UAAP

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion There was something that helped pull Motolite-Ateneo out of its funk after losing the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference championship series to powerhouse Creamline.The Lady Eagles had already achieved what they had set out to do in the first place.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Motolite-Ateneo was using the tournament as preparation for the UAAP women’s volleyball wars and coach Oliver Almadro kept remindinghis players that it wasn’t the results that mattered, but the learning they drew from playing against tough club teams.And one of those lessons was to keep fighting regardless of the hurdles facing the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I told the players, ‘Let’s not give up even if the odds are against us. We should never give up,’” said Almadro.That philosophy guided Motolite-Ateneo to several huge wins in the tournament, including in the semifinals where the Lady Eagles thwarted a more experienced BanKo-Perlas. LATEST STORIES Sotto’s absence shines light on FEU’s Abarrientos But the Lady Eagles simply ran out of ammunition against the Cool Smashers, who were led by the ultra-talented Alyssa Valdez.Almadro and the Lady Eagles are now setting their sights on the UAAP, where they should be among the favorites after their stint in the PVL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Two students open fire at Colorado school killing one wounding seven

first_imgA parent reacts near the STEM School during a shooting incident in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, U.S. in this May 7, 2019 image obtained via social media. STEFFAN TUBBS/VIA REUTERSA parent reacts near the STEM School during a shooting incident in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, U.S. in this May 7, 2019 image obtained via social media. STEFFAN TUBBS/VIA REUTERS Two male students armed with handguns burst into a Denver-area science and technology school and opened fire on Tuesday, killing one classmate and wounding seven others before being taken into custody, law enforcement officials said.Several of the surviving victims of the attack at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch, a Denver suburb, were initially listed in critical condition at local hospitals and in surgery, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said at a briefing.An 18-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene, Spurlock said a short time later.“Two individuals walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school, and engaged students in two separate locations,” Spurlock said.He told Reuters in a brief interview that the suspects, each armed with a handgun, opened fire in two separate classrooms. They were identified only as two male students of the school, one an adult and the other under age 18. The school serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade.Television images showed police vehicles gathered outside a suburban house about 2 miles from the school, where one of the suspect was believed to live.Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the school, located about 25 miles (40 km) south of Denver, within two minutes of the first reports, Spurlock said, and “engaged the suspects.”Law enforcement officials declined to comment on a possible motive for the rampage, saying it was too early in the course of the investigation, which was being assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The White House said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the shooting.The shooting occurred less than a month after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in nearby Littleton, about five miles (8 km) from the Highlands Ranch school. In 1999, two Columbine students killed 13 people there before committing suicide in what remains one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.SON SHOT THREE TIMESA man who identified himself as Fernando Montoya said his 17-year-old son, a junior at STEM, was shot three times, and that one of his friends was also wounded.Montoya said his son told him that one shooter walked into his classroom and opened fire with a gun. One shooter was already in the classroom, the son told his father.“He said a guy pulled a pistol out of a guitar case and started to shoot,” Montoya told ABC affiliate Denver 7.As the incident unfolded, medical helicopters landed and took off outside the school, while snipers took up position on nearby roofs. SWAT team officers with rifles secured the area as ambulances and police officers arrived.Stunned kindergartners and weeping high school students could be seen walking down the steps of a building designated as a “reunification centre.” Most were holding their parents’ handsColorado Governor Jared Polis said he was sending additional state law enforcement officials to the scene.“We are making all of our public safety resources available to assist the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department in their effort to secure the site and evacuate the students,” Polis wrote on Twitter. The White House offered a message of condolence. “Our prayers are with the victims, family members, and all those affected by today’s shooting,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said. “The White House has been in communication with state and local officials, and the President has been briefed and continues to monitor the ongoing situation.”Some of the worst mass shootings in the United States have occurred in Colorado. In addition to Columbine, a man opened fire at a movie theatre in Aurora, another Denver suburb, in 2012, killing 12 people and injuring scores more.Tuesday’s bloodshed in Colorado came one week to the day after a gunman opened fire on the Charlotte campus of the University of North Carolina, killing two people and wounding four others. A 22-year-old former student of the university has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the case. WhatsApp SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more