Chot Reyes likes Gilas’ chances in 2019 World Cup: ‘We have proven we can compete’

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Former national team coach Chot Reyes feels confident about the Philippines’ chances to at least make the second round of the 2019 Fiba World Cup.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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes is well-acquainted with the World Cup competition having steered the country to its first win in the tournament in 40 years after Gilas Pilipinas edged Senegal in overtime five years ago in Spain.“I’m very optimistic about our chances,” Reyes said on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“First of all, all the teams are tough. But at least there’s only one top 10 team in the world in our group unlike in 2014 when there were three top 10 teams in our group and we went side by side with them so that’s one,” he added.READ: Yeng Guiao: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdog’ in Group D Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chinese basketball probes ‘racial abuse’ of former NBA player Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying The Philippines is in Group D with Italy, Angola, and Serbia. Reyes was referring to Serbia, which is ranked No. 4 in the world.The Serbians also finished second in the 2014 World Cup after losing to the US in the gold medal match.In 2014, Gilas was joined by world powers Greece, Croatia, and Argentina as well as a dangerous squad in Puerto Rico and Senegal in the same group.Despite the overwhelming odds, Gilas nearly pulled off major upsets against Argentina and Croatia.READ: Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Reyes believes the Philippines can get it done this time.“Angola, although, they’re a very strong team, is beatable the way we were able to beat Senegal before,” he said. “And Italy will be tough, but I don’t think they’re as strong as Argentina or Greece. I think we have a chance against Italy.”“Serbia, admittedly, will be very, very tough. They’re like Croatia before during our time but then we took Croatia to overtime so you can’t really tell.”Reyes is convinced Gilas can win two games in the first round and advance to the next.“We have proven before that we can compete and with this team now, with the players that we have, with coach Yeng’s system, and with Andray Blatche in shape, there’s no reason for us not to improve on that previous one win in 2014 and I think if we get to two wins, that might be enough to get us to the next round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

Win tickets to Big Valley Jamboree

first_imgHow would you like to sell all your stuff and have a chance to win weekend passes to Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose?From now until July 15th, 2010, everyone who posts a classified ad on, will have their name entered to win two weekend passes including camping to Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose.- Advertisement -BVJ is the biggest country music festival in Western Canada and will feature, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Kevin Costner, Miranda Lambert, Ronnie Milsap and more. It all happens July 29th to August already has over 3,000 visitors a day and that numbers keeps growing. People who post on sell their items quickly and get great response. Its time for you to take advantage of this new place for FREE classifieds in the Peace Region.All you have to do is post an ad and your name will be put in the draw. Good luck and happy selling from all of us at and PeaceCountryClassifieds.calast_img read more

Kings feed on Predators, 4-1

first_imgWillsie struck less than a minute later by poking the puck between the post and Vokoun from the face-off circle at 1:03. Kopitar made it 3-0 at 11:55 of the second period when he skated with the puck behind the net and fired a wrist shot past Vokoun from the side of the net. Cammalleri pushed the lead to four goals in the third period with a one-timer from high in the slot on a 5-on-3 power play that beat Vokoun to his stick side at 6:29. The Predators avoided the shutout at 10:14 when Hamhuis scored. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anze Kopitar scored twice and Brian Willsie and Michael Cammalleri had goals for the Kings. Sean Burke made 21 saves. “It was a classic total team effort for us,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “We knew we had to keep our composure. That’s always the way you have to play against teams that have as much talent as the Predators have.” NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Kings are a team going nowhere this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun along the way. The Kings, with the worst record in the Western Conference, beat the Nashville Predators, the best team in the West, 4-1 on Saturday. The Kings, who own the NHL’s worst road record (8-18-2), are 2-0-3 in their past five games. center_img Dan Hamhuis scored for Nashville, which had an eight-game winning streak at home snapped. “It’s no secret that Los Angeles has been playing well,” coach Barry Trotz said. “Sean Burke is playing really strong lately for them. They have a real solid defense that has been a staple all year. They just hadn’t been in sync as a team, but lately they have been.” Kopitar gave the Kings a 1-0 lead 29 seconds into the middle period. His shot from low inside the face-off circle bounced off the glove of goalie Tomas Vokoun and came to Lubomir Visnovsky, who fired the rebound back from the side. His attempt caromed off Vokoun to Kopitar, who put the puck in off Vokoun, who fell backward in the crease. Kopitar said the Kings were motivated by their last visit to Nashville, a 7-0 loss on Dec. 23. “We knew we had to come out strong, and we did,” he said. “Our last game here we got beat pretty bad. We paid attention to details. We executed and that brought the success in this game.” last_img read more

Hype builds for All-Stars in Vegas

first_imgThe first half of a season that began with the controversial switch to the new ball ended with the anti-gay remarks by former player Tim Hardaway, who was here representing the league in various functions. But the league sent Hardaway home after he said he hated gay people, a week after John Amaechi became the first former NBA player to say he was gay. Gavin Maloof, whose family owns the Sacramento Kings, said he wouldn’t allow a player on his team who shared Hardaway’s views. “What he said was wrong,” Maloof said. “I’m sure he’s apologized but the damage has been done and he never should have said it.” Maloof’s presence showed just how different this weekend is. His family also owns the Palms, the casino where the players are staying. He and his brother, Joe, helped make this event happen by acting as the go-betweens between the NBA and Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, and their casino also held Friday’s player interviews and the announcement of the Hall of Fame finalists. Stranger still was the proclamation from Pippen, who was on hand to participate in one of the Saturday night events. The 41-year-old former all-star has been out of the NBA since playing 23 games in 2004 for Chicago, where he helped Michael Jordan lead the Bulls to six NBA championships. Now apparently Pippen is giving new meaning to “Be like Mike” – he wants do as Jordan did and come out of retirement to play again. “I know that I have the skills, it’s just about me going about polishing them,” Pippen said. “I think it’s sort of been on my mind the last couple of months.” Pippen said he’s been working out in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and would only consider coming back for a short stint with a contending team, preferably in a warm city. That sounds like Miami, and Wade, who grew up a Bulls fan in Chicago, said it would be a “dream” to have Pippen on a team. “He’s a guy who can play the 1 to the 4,” Wade said. Also Friday, Phoenix coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed that Dirk Nowitzki would replace the injured Yao Ming in the starting lineup for the Western Conference. Nowitzki or Steve Nash of the Suns were the likely choices, but Nash had to pull out of the event because of a shoulder injury. D’Antoni said he had been leaning toward Nowitzki, anyway. That was about it for the basketball talk. Players were asked if they thought Las Vegas should have a team, which is naturally the biggest topic of discussion here. The city desperately wants a pro franchise, but Stern had previously said he would never put a team here as long as there is betting on the league in the casinos. But there now seems like room for compromise, with Stern agreeing to allow Goodman to submit a proposal to the owners on how Las Vegas would handle betting on an NBA team. The players are aware of the betting issue. “Our rules are you can’t gamble on the game, you can’t bet on games and you can’t bet against certain players,” Shaquille O’Neal said. “But roulette and blackjack, I play that all the time.” The events started Friday with the rookie challenge and continued with All-Star Saturday Night. But none of those are what made this All-Star Weekend stand out. “You get the opportunity to gamble a little bit, have a little fun,” said LeBron James, the MVP of last year’s game. “The lights are always on here. You never know what time it is until you go outside.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was a strange start to the most unusual All-Star Weekend in NBA history, where the best kind of veteran knowledge was how to handle one of the many temptations this gambling mecca has to offer. “I just know, don’t hit on 17,” Lakers star Kobe Bryant said. LAS VEGAS – There was all the usual Las Vegas talk Friday about gambling and sex. As far as the basketball, the best of that came from Scottie Pippen, who let it be known he’s looking for a job in the NBA – as a player. center_img Some locals are calling Sunday’s All-Star Game the biggest event ever to hit Las Vegas, and the players realize they are only a small part of that. “I think this weekend is bringing the excitement back and Las Vegas is the reason,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. The casinos were packed, traffic on the Strip slowed and brokers were asking thousands of dollars in anticipation of the first All-Star Game held outside an NBA city. “I think it’s a good match,” Bryant said. “Basketball is the greatest show in the world. Everybody loves watching, and what better place to have a great show than Las Vegas?” Still, the NBA still couldn’t escape all its problems. last_img read more


first_imgConsultas is a Letterkenny based financial services company that specialises in Debt Management. The economic collapse put unbridled strain on both homeowners and businesses who ultimately over borrowed during the boom times, more commonly referred to as the Celtic Tiger.Whether it be negotiating restructures or settlements from Banks, CONSULTAS can assist businesses and individuals who over borrowed during the boom times. Now that the economy is taking off again and showing signs of recovery CONSULTAS can help companies or sole traders arrange new finance from Banks to help them develop their existing or start up business.The company is owned and operated by Niall Kavanagh & Tom McDonagh both of whom have many years’ experience working in the banking/finance industry.Consultas is currently the only company authorised by The Central Bank to carry out Debt Management Services in Co Donegal.Both Niall & Tom are Qualified Financial Advisors and their company now offers the full range of financial services including Debt Management and as agents for various life assurance companies in the provision of all your Protection, Investment and Retirement Planning needs. SMEsIf your business is carrying too much debt, probably because you invested in property at the wrong time then we can help you to negotiate restructure arrangements with your bankers with a view to safeguarding the long term future of your business.Alternatively if you are expanding or developing your business and need help in arranging new finance please contact us.PersonalYou may have borrowed to invest in one or more properties during the boom times and now find that you are under pressure to keep your repayments up to date on properties that are probably valued at much less than the original cost. We may be able to help you to come to an agreement with your bankers to resolve your present difficulties.Mortgages – If you are trying to buy a house and need help to arrange a Mortgage we may be able to assist you.Life Assurance & Protection /Funds to invest.If you have a need to arrange new life cover be it to protect you or your family or indeed if you have surplus funds to invest and are not happy with the low interest rates being offered on traditional deposit accounts please give us a call. Consultas Financial Services Ltd are based in Letterkenny.Contact Details : Niall 083 4274881. Email niall@consultas.ieTom 087 2834207. Email tom@consultas.ieCARRYING TOO MUCH DEBT? SET UP A MEETING TODAY WITH FINANCIAL EXPERTS AT CONSULTAS was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessConsultasFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgThree Letterkenny RFC players started for the Ulster u18 team and played Connaught in their opening intro provincial match at Rainey RFC in Magherafelt yesterday. Joseph Dunleavy started at blindside wing forward, Daniel Faulkner lined out at inside centre and Peter Scott was entrusted with the full back duties. Eunan Henry is also on the u18 development panel but was unlucky not to make the match day 23.“This is a great achievement for these young players and is just reward for their dedication and hard work over the last two years” according to Gordon Curley, club u18 coach. However they suffered a home defeat to Connact on a 15 to 8 scoreline. The home team went in at half time leading 8 – 5 after playing their way back into the game with a very well taken try by Peter Scott. This was a try made in Letterkenny when Joe Dunleavy sent a ball off the top from a line out with Daniel Faulkner beating the western defence with a great outside break. With the line at his mercy he unselfishly off loaded to Scott who made no mistake from 5 meters out.The second half was a forward battle where the Ulster pack seemed determined not to use their strong back line. Connact were more committed at the breakdown and made fewer mistakes which yielded them two unanswered tries. This was a game that the home team should have won but the Connact team deserve credit for absorbing all that Ulster could throw at them in the final 10 minutes. Next week Ulster play Leinster and a big improvement by the pack and at the breakdown will be required to get a result against the strongest u18 province.The Letterkenny Rugby Club would like to thank their main sponsor Brendan Kelly from Kelly’s Toyota for giving these young lads the opportunity to develop their skills to this level.Well done lads from everyone at Letterkenny Rugby Club. RUGBY: LETTERKENNY LADS SHINE FOR ULSTER U18s was last modified: September 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBU18sUlsterlast_img read more


first_imgWork started last week to double the size of Letterkenny’s CoLab building.Donegal TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has hailed the confirmation of a 20,000 sq ft extension to the CoLab business incubation and development centre at Letterkenny Inistitute of Technology (LYIT) as “a ray of hope” to Donegal’s “battered economy”.The extension is part of an All Ireland/ Cross Border partnership with the North West Regional Cross Border Group and Northern Ireland Science Park with the other new development at the Fort George site in Derry City.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I commend the leadership of Paul Hannigan, Patsy Donaghy and all the team at LYIT and CoLab on this tremendous achievement that is a ray of hope to Donegal’s battered economy. “It demonstrates clearly to investors the potential of our county and the potential of this North West cross border economy. This project is about the strengths of the region and the vital importance of working together on an All Ireland basis to promote the region.”He said his colleague, Martina Anderson, Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties deserves great praise too for her passionate support for this project at European level.“I have visited CoLab on many occasions along with my party colleagues to meet the businesses that are based there. It is a superb facility and an immense resource for job creation in Donegal. I have no doubt that this extension will be equally successful.“I hope that the IDA can now build on this positive development and start to bring new jobs to this county. Their track record over recent years has been abysmal in Letterkenny and Donegal. This CoLab extension proves that with vision and determination, Donegal can market itself as a place to do business and create employment.”  COLAB EXTENSION IS ‘RAY OF HOPE’ FOR DONEGAL – TD was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CoLabextensionPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

Calls for seven-day respite service in north west

first_imgFianna Fáil TD, Eamon Scanlon, says a seven-day respite service is needed in Donegal and Sligo-Leitrim.Deputy Scanlon raised the need for a seven-day respite service with the Taoiseach in the Dáil.At present only a five-day respite service is available to clients. He commented: “Parents and carers across the north-west require a full-time respite service. At present in South Donegal and Sligo-Leitrim we only have a five-day respite service.“It is invaluable in providing a well-needed break for families whose full-time role is caring for their loved ones.“However, caring does not stop beyond Monday to Friday. I believe respite services shouldn’t either.“This week I attended a public meeting in Donegal in which over 100 parents gave personal accounts as to why a seven-day respite service is required. The government should not ignore these dedicated carers. “I will continue to engage with the Taoiseach and the Minister to ensure this matter is considered,” concluded Deputy Scanlon.Calls for seven-day respite service in north west was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hughes ‘could drop Barton’

first_imgA number of today’s papers suggest Mark Hughes has indicated that he may drop Joey Barton from the QPR starting line-up.Hughes faces a big decision.Barton was booed off by fans while being substituted against Liverpool in midweek and Rangers’ subsequent fightback from two-down to win 3-2 leaves manager Hughes with a decision to make.The Sun, Daily Mirror and Daily Star quote Hughes as saying: “Will the decision to drop Barton be more difficult because he is captain? Not really.“I pick what I feel will win Premier League matches. I don’t base my selections on individual personalities.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Crabs prepare for team’s first road trip

first_imgAfter wining their second straight series over the weekend, the Humboldt Crabs will take to the road this week for a two-game midweek series.The Crabs, who are off to an impressive start, will play the Colt 45’s in Redding on Wednesday and Thursday.A quick turnaround will see the Crabs return home for a weekend series against the Seattle Studs at the Arcata Ball Park, beginning Friday night.The Crabs have displayed plenty of offense so far this season, scoring 41 runs in a four-game spell …last_img read more