Fiba Asia Cup loss of ‘Gilas kuyas’ spurs SEAG-bound PH team on

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate NCAA Season 93: San Beda ekes out win over Perpetual 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Amer wasn’t only one who went to bed in a gloomy mood as thousands of Filipinos stayed up late only to witness the national team fail to advance past the quarterfinals.What made the defeat tougher to swallow was it came at the hands of its fierce rival Koreans, who continued to own the Philippines’ number in continental tournaments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Philippines has a chance to avenge that failed bid in Fiba Asia with a strong showing in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, which will be represented by the younger members of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.And that’s actually one of the the motivations for the SEA Games-bound Gilas crew. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Mark GiongcoBaser Amer said he had a hard time sleeping after Gilas Pilipinas bowed out of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in a humiliating 118-86 defeat to Korea early Thursday morning.“When they got blown out, I struggled to get some sleep,” he shared in Filipino. “I took it really hard because us Filipinos doesn’t want to lose.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments “We need to rebound for our kuyas (older brothers),” said Kiefer Ravena on Thursday in the Chooks-to-Go-hosted sendoff at Edsa Shangri-la. “It’s a motivation for us to want (the gold) even more and be hungrier.”Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag praised these group for feeling that way, noting that it’s just natural for this team to seek redemption to make up for the loss incurred by their Fiba Asia counterparts.“Of course, if you see your brother and see him fall short of a goal, as the younger brother, I think you wanna go out there and make everyone here at home forget about the loss from last night. The only way you do that and go to the SEA Games and put another great effort and do our best to win a gold medal,” he said.With the Philippines relegated to the classification phase for fifth to eighth place in the Asian championship, the SEA Games roster knows that the pressure is now on them as they eye to win the gold medal for the 18th time.“It’s our turn for redemption,” said Amer. “We have to defend our kuyas. We know the weight they are carrying because all of us are watching them. So with the SEA Games, we know all eyes will now be on us. We just want to help them and protect our fort. All we want when we come home here is that we’re all going to be happy.”ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

Kicking myself over a missed chance to help

first_imgTwo things a little after the fact. First leads to second. Terry is in Georgia for Thanksgiving. I’m figuring on my typical Thanksgiving. This is simple business. Pro football, a nice variety of ingredients for sandwiches, plus all the accessories: chips, drinks and bakery cookies to wrap it up. Of course, the best laid plans and all that. Yep … Nancy calls. This Nancy is one of the three ladies who have taken to picking up trash as they walk. Had Sally of West Jordan, Utah, or Peggy of Asheville, N.C., called, I guess I would have accepted their invitations also. Hard to resist a walker who picks up trash. Yes … I’m a walker who picks up trash. Two miles a day, seven days a week. Actually, it’s wonderful fun. Plus, at times, fascinating. The four of us exchange nails, screws and any sharp object that could flatten a tire. Very nice knowing that someone won’t have the inconvenience and cost of a flat. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBread in the freezer (it’s wrapped in twos and fours). Meat and cheese wrapped tightly. Pickles will be fine. Onion, lettuce … both can be adjusted into future meals. Some imagination, a few people invited … all should turn out swell. OK … off to Jack and Nancy’s. Beautiful day. Cool with blue skies. Music on. Day is moving by, full of pleasant thoughts. A smile over hostess gift. Small shopping bag is a great wrapper. Autumn-leaf design. Inside rests a jar of chow-chow. For the uninitiated, chow-chow is pickled onions with a nice splash of spices. In stews or soups, or on a sandwich, it will send your taste buds looking for more. Jack and Nancy’s home is of the style where entering from front or back are both options. My choice is always the back, because passing tomato plants can reap a person a marvelous prize. They are Jack’s tomatoes, and he encourages sharing. Inside, it’s introductions to new faces. Handshakes and hugs. Drink is poured. Aromas are wafting. Turkey, dressing and gravy are all in the air, plus one that won’t trigger: visual reveals it’s Brussels sprouts. Not traditional, but they look wonderful. Six around the table. Food and drink dominate for a while. Conversation takes over as the bounty decreases in size. Talk is politics, religion, money … the big three. We move on to stories. It’s a terrific afternoon in many ways. Goodbyes all around. New friends, old friends, hugs and handshakes. Jack walks me out. A nice civility in walking a guest to the car. The day is late, yet hasn’t given up a thing. Sun is now low in the west. Air is cooler. My car is in my driveway. Two containers of leftovers in hand. I’m feet from front door when a car stops. I turn; she rolls down the window. A couple in their mid-40s. The question is, do I know of an open restaurant? Not being sure, I give information that might help. They say thank you and drive off. I’m just about to yell something, when another car crosses their path. Yelling might distract, and then it’s too late. I’m standing there with these thoughts. Terry’s in Georgia; the house is empty. Between thumb and four fingers are turkey, dressing and gravy. And in my fridge are all the makings of a great salad. Add to this that I do all the cooking. Talk about feeling the dunce. Thanksgiving is a time of sharing. Indians, pilgrims, etc. And two people, late in the afternoon, looking for a place to eat, while I stand fully armed with all the ingredients, giving vague directions. As is said, one loses chances, but maybe gains knowledge. Hopefully, another time, the situation will arise, and the brain will kick in. I’ll see the blue car, the couple, and I’ll remember a chance lost, with an opportunity to be quicker to recognize an opportunity. Retired longshoreman and San Pedro native Tank Nelson writes a biweekly column for More San Pedro. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more