Nikola Jokic on Serbia’s preliminary roster for Paris Olympics

FILE–Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) in the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 29, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) BELGRADE, Serbia — Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic was included on Serbia’s 16-man preliminary roster for the upcoming Paris Olympics on Monday, ending doubts he would…

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Pido reboots UST comeback with roster that’s truly his

UST Growling Tigers during the final game of their campaign in the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net In his first season back with University of Santo Tomas (UST), coach Pido Jarencio vowed something along the lines of a comeback and ended up taking the blame for a sorry finish. But the mercurial mentor…

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PNVF looks to keep Alas Pilipinas roster with NU stars, Dongallo

Alas Pilipinas players celebrate after beating Australia again to claim the bronze medal in the AVC Challenge Cup 2024. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) plans to keep the Alas Pilipinas bronze medal team including pool members who didn’t play in the AVC Challenge Cup for the long haul. The federation…

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Caitlin Clark named to Team USA training roster

Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) reacts during the third quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers of the NCAA second round game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo USA Basketball announced the 14 players invited to training camp for the women’s national team on Thursday and it included one college player…

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Alinsunurin returns to national squad; Retamar eyes roster spot

Former national team setter Joshua Retamar hopes to be setting plays for the men’s squad in the World Championships. —UAAP MEDIA The road to Philippine volleyball’s future began with patching up the cracks of the past. Coach Dante Alinsunurin has returned to the national team’s coaching staff and Joshua Retamar, the player who once alleged…

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Hoping to go all the way, Magnolia nurses deep roster for deep playoff run

Tyler Bey (No. 0) may be taking down defenses, but contributions up and down the roster is what’s fueling Magnolia’s current run. —PBA IMAGES Chito Victolero has been modest in his postgame interviews throughout Magnolia’s first six games in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup. But on Sunday night, shortly after taking down a…

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Coach hopes Gerflor new owner keeps team but bolsters roster with key players

Gerflor Defenders wrap up their PVL All-Filipino campaign. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Gerflor ended its Premier Volleyball League (PVL) journey with a winless record in 11 games before a new owner takes charge next season. Despite a winless record with 16 straight losses including the team’s stint in the Invitational Conference, the Defenders coach…

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After releasing Azkals roster, Weiss asks for crowd support

Azkals coach Michael Weiss. –THE AZKALS PHOTO Coach Michael Weiss expressed confidence that the Philippine Azkals can put up a competitive showing against two Southeast Asian powerhouses to begin their campaign in the second round of the World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers. “It’s a good mixture of experienced mainstays for a long time and young, well-developing…

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Neil Etheridge leads Azkals roster for next World Cup qualifying games

Neil Etheridge (right, crouching) wants the Azkals to sustain a “winning mentality.” —PFF PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Neil Etheridge headlined the 26-man lineup the Philippine Azkals will have for their first two matches in the second round of the World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers this month. Etheridge will be joined by players who have been regular fixtures since…

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NBA: James Harden determined to fit in on Clippers’ loaded roster

James Harden responds to a reporter’s question as he is introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Clippers at a news conference at the NBA baketball team’s training facility Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) LOS ANGELES — Even more than his stints in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, James Harden…

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