John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career PLAY LIST 01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Though he’s bidding his professional career goodbye, Helterbrand said that he’s hoping to be one of coach Tim Cone’s assistants in the Ginebra coaching staff soon.“Hopefully, I’ll still be around and I can have a spot as an assistant coach or something,” he also said.But not right now, as Helterbrand is planning on taking some well-needed vacation before plotting his way back to basketball.“I think as far as it goes, I’m gonna take a rest from basketball for a little while, kind of miss basketball and come back later on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “This is one of the most special ones for me because it will probably my last as a player,” he said on Monday as he and backcourt partner Mark Caguioa made a guesting on the show after Ginebra’s back-to-back title conquest in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand also confirmed his decision when to INQUIRER.net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSince coming to the league as a direct hire in 2000, Helterbrand had made a name for himself as he forged a partnership with Caguioa which was christened as “The Fast and The Furious.”He went on to win six titles with the franchise, one of which he was named as the Finals MVP. He was also hailed as the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player, won two Best Player of the Conference awards, and named to seven All-Star Games, two of which he was cited as the All-Star Game MVP. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LA Tenorio hugs Jayjay Helterbrand after Ginebra won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter 17 seasons, Jayjay Helterbrand is finally hanging up his sneakers for good.The Ginebra playmaker announced his retirement in an interview with CNN Philippines, ending his legendary run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Honda MobilioHonda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is weighing its options to come out with a Sport Utility Vehicle, which is a ‘growing and potential’ segment, a top company official said here today.”Yes, we are studying it, as SUV is a potential and growing segment,” Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, HCIL, told reporters in reply to a question on plans to launch a compact SUV in the Indian market.Sen, who was here to attend a felicitation ceremony to deliver the 500th car at Manchester Honda, said the company was also working on launching the new generation Jazz next year.However, he refused to give a time-frame for the launch and said the company has already started working on that.Asked about plans to launch sub Rs 4 lakh car, he said there were no plans as such to produce smaller size or lesser priced car than the Brio.On the recently launched Mobilio, Sen said there has been an excellent response for the seven-seater launched just two months ago, with 20,000 bookings.The company witnessed 88 per cent growth last year, he said, adding that in the first five months of this fiscal, the growth stood at 49 per cent and expected to sustain it.To another question on the impact of deregulation of diesel prices, Sen said the demand for 80 per cent for diesel variants for cars has now come down to 50 per cent. However, there would not be much impact, as diesel variants give more mileage.”We will adopt the strategy, considering the market requirements,” Sen said.advertisement
TFA are pleased to announce that people can now purchase copies of the 2006 NTL Open Finals package that was shown on Fox Sports, including the commentary and skills sections.With commentary from Australian Mens Open Coach Tony Trad and also Fox Sports commentator Steve Hart and then 3 fantastic finals, the DVD is a must-have!Credit must be given to each of the players involved in the matches, who all displayed excellent skill, agility, speed, teamwork and sportsmanship to help produce an extremely successful package.This DVD is available for just $20 (inc GST), with postage another $5.In addition, TFA are selling a DVD which contains the raw footage of each of the 3 Open Finals in full. This DVD does not contain any replays, close-ups, interviews or commentary…it is simply the raw footage taken from the tower camera during each of the 3 Open Finals, with the referees microphone in the background.While this DVD may not be professionally packaged, it will no doubt be an extremely useful resource for coaches, referees and players involved with the sport. It is also extremely good value, with all 3 finals on the one DVD!This DVD is available for $30 (inc GST), with postage another $5. To purchase either the package that appeared on Fox Sports or the raw footage package, contact Rachel at TFA on (02) 6285 2703 or [email protected]
Berg insists Solskjaer can handle Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHenning Berg insists former Manchester United teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can handle the job.Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning after meeting with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.And Solskjaer, who flopped at Cardiff City, is set to leave Molde to take charge of United to the end of the season.“It was a completely different type of job. This will be one similar to training Molde. It’s a team to win,” Berg said.“It’s great for Norwegian football, but first and foremost it’s great for Ole himself.”United’s next game is away to Cardiff this Saturday.“He has a very big status in the club and trained the reserve team with great success,” Berg added.“He has good contacts in the club so it seems logical as a transition solution, and maybe it’ll go so well he’ll carry on.“It’s rare that there’s smoke without fire. He has the profile, the experience and status that makes him fit to lead the team until the end of the season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Neville tells Man Utd to sign five playersby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Gary Neville believes the club has to sign FIVE players if they want to compete at the top end.United have endured a difficult start to the new season, with their latest setback being a 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Sunday.It leaves the Red Devils trailing in the pursuit of a top four finish. Now they face off against Arsenal at home in their next Premier League game.And Neville believes they will not be good enough unless they make significant investments in the transfer market.The ex-England defender said: “Ole will realise that that’s a really poor performance and that he has a lot of work to do.”This team is not ready. There will be lots of pain and it was painful today.”They were lethargic. When you let games drift and pass by, other teams gain confidence.”I’m not panicking but they need to really quickly and efficiently identify five or players to go alongside [David] De Gea, [Harry] Maguire.”They need a couple of midfielders, a striker to carry the frontline, a wide player and a left back.”
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel cannot stay out of the headlines. Friday night, according to TMZ, Manziel was involved in a fight at Jewel Nightclub in Las Vegas just before a Drake performance was scheduled. Manziel was later kicked out of the club for the incident.Here’s more, via TMZ.Witnesses inside Jewel Nightclub at the Aria tell TMZ Johnny was in a VIP booth near the stage Friday night. Drake showed up for a surprise performance and club goers started to push and shove to get up front. Our sources say Johnny got pushed and turned and slugged the club goer.TMZ also obtained video of a small portion of the incident.Manziel appears to be struggling big time right now. Let’s hope he straightens his life out sooner rather than later.
Stuart Scott, the ESPN host who is battling a rare form of cancer, posted on Twitter that rumors that he has been placed in hospice are false.His tweet read: “Rumor bout me in hospice. Not True. Airball. Swing & a miss. I continue treatment for C & missed some work but Hospice? No. Fighting? YES!”This summer, Scott—known for coining phrases like “Cool as the other side of the pillow”—gave a heart-wrenching speech at the ESPY Awards when he accepted the Jimmy V Award.Scott, 49, has been battling cancer in his stomach for seven years. He had his appendix removed and endured chemotherapy and radiation, and yet the cancer continues to return.Last month, Scott was greeted to an enormous ovation at the North Carolina Tar Heels’ Midnight Madness to kick off the basketball season. Scott attended UNC.“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott said then. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”He said he is encouraged to battle against the disease primarily because of his two daughters.During Scott’s acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, he said:“I listened to what Jim Valvano said 21 years ago, the most poignant seven words ever uttered in any speech anywhere: ‘Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.’ Those great people didn’t. Coach Valvano didn’t. So to be honored with this, I now have a responsibility to also not ever give up. I’m not special. I just listened to what the man said.”His strength in the face of the disease has been admirable. He has missed chunks of time from work as he deals with treatment.
For the second straight year, Serena Williams’s bid to make history at the U.S. Open was derailed in a semifinal upset. Last year, Williams was seeking to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988 and to tie Graf’s Open-era record of 22 career major titles when she was defeated by No. 43 Roberta Vinci. On Thursday night, Williams was two match wins from passing Graf in career major titles, but, hampered by an injury to her left knee, she lost to No. 11 Karolina Pliskova.Williams was ranked No. 1 heading into both matches. And according to win probabilities based on our tennis Elo ratings, both results were big surprises: She had a 97 percent chance of beating Vinci and an 87 percent chance against Pliskova.1In this article, our estimates of win probability heading into matches at this year’s U.S. Open use a blend of players’ overall Elo ratings and Elo ratings based only on hard-court matches, according to the methods described in our article about our tournament forecast. For earlier matches, we’re using probabilities based on overall Elo ratings for both players. That’s not unusual for Williams, who has left majors in two ways over the past five years, each one happening about as often as the other: Either as the champion (9 of 20) or as the loser of a big upset (11 of 20). She has had at least an 85 percent chance of winning all 11 of the matches she has lost at majors since 2012 (her first year playing the majors in her 30s). Those 11 losses are among the 14 most surprising of her career at majors: In other words, her 14 Slam losses for which she entered the matches with the highest Elo-based win probabilities.The series of surprise losses is the result of two factors:1) Williams is losing more matches she should win, perhaps a reflection of increased susceptibility in her 30s to injury or wear during a tournament. She has won 89 percent of Slam matches since 2012 in which she had an 85 percent chance or better, compared with a 96 percent win percentage in the same type of matches before 2012.2In both time periods, the average of her win probability in these matches was 95 percent.2) Against a field with fewer all time-greats than she faced earlier in her career, Williams is playing a lot more matches as a big favorite, giving her more opportunities to be upset: She has had at least an 85 percent chance of winning in 88 percent of her major matches since the start of 2012, compared with 64 percent earlier.
Butler head coach Chris Holtmann directs his team during the first half against Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Virginia advanced, 77-69. Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State announced it has hired Butler head coach Chris Holtmann to replace Thad Matta, who was fired Monday. Holtmann, the 14th head coach in OSU history, has agreed to an eight-year contract worth about $3 million annually, according to the press release.The initial report of Holtmann’s hire was first reported by Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch.“Chris is focused on academics, is a high-integrity person, a relentless recruiter with Midwestern ties and a proven winner,” said Athletics Director Gene Smith in the press release. Smith spoke about the importance of recruiting the Midwest at Monday’s press conference announcing Matta’s firing.Holtmann, who agreed to an extension with Butler through the 2024-25 season, spent the past three seasons at the helm of Butler. Last season, the Bulldogs finished 25-9 – Butler’s best record since 2012-13 – and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010-11 season, losing to eventual-national champion North Carolina.Butler finished with over 20 wins and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament in Holtmann’s first and second years as head coach.He was originally hired by the Bulldogs as an assistant coach in 2013, and spent a season in the position. In October 2014, he was named interim head coach when Brandon Miller took a medical leave of absence. Butler went 10-4 before the interim tag was removed on Jan. 2, 2015.The 45-year-old began his head coaching career at Gardner-Webb in 2010. His first two years in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, his team finished 11-21 and 12-20. But in his third and final year, the Runnin’ Bulldogs improved, achieving a 21-13 record and earning Holtmann a job offer as an assistant coach from Butler.Prior to being a head coach at Gardner-Webb, Holtmann spent 12 years as an assistant coach at Geneva (1998-1999), Taylor (1999-2003), Gardner-Webb (2003-2008) and Ohio (2008-2010). He was an assistant under former OSU assistant John Groce at Ohio.He has experience recruiting in the Buckeye State, as Butler reeled in commitments from Ohioans in each of its past three recruiting classes. His 2017 recruiting class is the No. 34 ranked class in the nation, according to 247Sports, and features 6-foot-6 small forward Kyle Young, a four-star prospect from Massillon, Ohio.In six years as a head coach, Holtmann owns an overall record of 114-85 and has reached the NCAA Tournament appearances on three occasions.Matta, who also coached at Butler, won 337 games at OSU, the most in program history. He presided over a program that reached the Final Four twice and reached the NCAA Tournament on nine occasions. Matta’s OSU teams won five Big Ten championships and won the conference tournament four times in his 13 seasons.