Tim Cone says Gilas defense system demands big backcourt

Dwight Ramos has been a perfect fit for Tim Cone’s Gilas Pilipinas system, which requires big guards on defense. —FIBA. BASKETBALL Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone revealed his fondness for size—particularly in the backcourt—stems from his dislike for getting “overwhelmed defensively,” but says he won’t close the door on diminutive guards earning spots on the…

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Chris Eubank Jr signs with BOXXER and targets Canelo Alvarez showdown | ‘We have big plans!’ | Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr has signed a major new partnership deal with promoters BOXXER as he targets mega-fights and vows to silence his domestic rivals ahead of a hotly-anticipated return to action. The Brighton star has forged his own reputation in the sport as well as continuing his family’s historic legacy in a career which has…

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Gagate big help, literally, for ZUS but winning still a process

Thea Gagate, as expected, is taken first overall by the ZUS Coffee Thunderbelles in the inaugural PVL Rookie Draft at Novotel in Quezon City.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net ZUS Coffee, formerly named Strong Group, had a rough debut in the PVL to end up at the bottom of the previous All-Filipino Conference after losing all of its 11…

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Stephen Holt holds big lead in Rookie of Year race

FILE–Terrafirma Dyip and Stephen Holt. –PBA IMAGES Terrafirma’s Stephen Holt is in a position to capture the PBA Rookie of the Year award after leading the statistical points race after the league’s 48th season. The league bared Tuesday that the top overall pick of last year’s draft compiled 34.1 Statistical Points to gain a wide…

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Tim Cone dismisses notion that Gilas not big, fast, strong enough

There will be plenty of questions and realities that Gilas Pilipinas will tackle in the few days left leading up to the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Latvia.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net There will be plenty of questions and realities that Gilas Pilipinas will tackle in the few days left leading up to the Fiba Olympic Qualifying…

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Alex Eala closes in on Wimbledon main draw after big win

FILE– Filipino tennis player Alex Eala in the WTA Veneto Open. -VENETO OPEN/RAFA NADAL ACADEMY Filipino tennis ace Alex Eala just moved a win away from entering the main draw of Wimbledon. Eala beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia, 1-6, 7-6(9), 6-3 in a marathon match in the second round of the Wimbledon qualifiers on Wednesday,…

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From the Ring to the Big Screen: Boxing’s Impact on Pop Culture

Boxing has been a popular sport for centuries, but its influence extends far beyond the ring. Throughout the years, boxing has made a significant impact on pop culture, inspiring movies, television shows, and even fashion trends. From iconic characters like Rocky Balboa to real-life champions like Muhammad Ali, boxing has captured the hearts and imaginations…

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US Open 2024: Bryson DeChambeau takes big lead into final day with Rory McIlroy chasing at Pinehurst No 2 | Golf News

Bryson DeChambeau will take a commanding three-shot lead into the final round of the 124th US Open, with Rory McIlroy part of the chasing pack despite a frustrating finish at Pinehurst No 2. DeChambeau overcame a hip issue and slow start to his third round to card three birdies in a five-hole stretch to pull…

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Erik ten Hag to stay at Man Utd: FA Cup win helps earn INEOS backing but for how long? Big improvement is needed | Football News

When Manchester United were crushed 4-0 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park at the start of May, there had appeared no way back for Erik ten Hag. Even the manager admitted that his team had been “easy to beat” – it felt like the end. United had dropped as low as eighth in the Premier…

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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Big Bee Hive seeks a hat-trick at Southwell | Racing News

Southwell is the venue for Tuesday’s domestic action live on Sky Sports Racing. 2.15 Southwell – Big Bee Hive on hat-trick hunt The Sam England-trained seven-year-old Big Bee Hive appreciated the step up in trip to three miles last time out and could be hard to peg back yet again here. Jonathan England gets the…

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