Struggling Yap credits Simon’s defense in first game vs Star

first_imgSmart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND But now, he embarks to the newest chapter of his career with the Elasto Painters, saying, “I’m sure marami namang nasiyahan sa game. Ito rin naman ‘yung game na hinihintay ng lahat. Kaya sa lahat ng fans, sa Star, sa Rain or Shine, I hope na nag-enjoy sila. Ganoon talaga ang laro.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Aces win 3rd straight, rout Gin Kingscenter_img We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Unfortunately for Yap, the Elasto Painters ended up on the losing end as the Hotshots escaped with a 99-91 win.“Excited ako for this game kaso talo kami. Pero ganoon talaga ang laro, may mananalo, may matatalo. Bawi na lang next game,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThough never failing to show his desire to get the win, Yap struggled on the field, missing point blank attempts as he went 3-of-10 from the field to finish with nine points, five rebounds, and two assists.Not helping was Peter June Simon shadowing him on defense, as his longtime teammate got the better of him. Yap lauds Simon for the tremendous job he did on defense, saying, “PJ is PJ. Magaling talaga sya. Nagdo-double team sila for me kaya yung mga tinira ko, kaunti lang. Naka-focus rin yung defense nila sa akin. Once na nakaposte ako, dino-double nila ako kaya pinapasa ko yung bola ko sa mga big men namin. In short, gusto nilang alisin yung bola sa akin. Maganda yung gameplan nila.”Yap also was man enough to say that his former team was the better squad on Sunday, with the Star shooters making life difficult for Rain or Shine.“Maganda lang yung laro nila talaga. Kumbaga, they moved the ball very well kaya nahirapan din kami depensahan. Marami rin silang shooters at yun ang nag-dictate dun sa laro.”With the game already over and done with, Yap could only smile as the Star fans cheered him with “Thank You, James” chants.“Thank you rin sa kanila. Naging mabait naman tayo sa kanila. Wala naman silang masasabi sa akin. Very accommodating naman ako sa kanila, from picture taking to fan signs kaya siguro hanggang ngayon mahal nila ako,” he said, as he didn’t fail to express his gratitude for all the years he has spent with the Purefoods franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap admitted he felt awkward playing against his former team Star for the first time on Sunday.“Nakakapanibago, pero ganoon talaga,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Beckham backs United 2026

first_imgWorld Cup Beckham backs combined USA, Canada and Mexico World Cup bid Alex Fisher 22:53 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) davidbeckham - cropped Getty Images World Cup United States Canada Mexico The United 2026 World Cup bid has received support from the former England captain as they look to edge out Morocco in FIFA’s vote David Beckham has thrown his support behind the combined United States, Canada and Mexico bid to host the 2026 World Cup.The three North American countries are competing with Morocco to host world football’s showpiece event, with a decision to be made on June 13.Last week, FIFA confirmed the joint bid had scored four out of five in its evaluation report, receiving a better score than their African opponents, who managed just 2.7. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter publicly backed Morocco’s proposal, but the United bid has its own high-profile supporter in Beckham.”A competition like the World Cup deserves to be in great places and if the US, Canada and Mexico get that it will be very special,” said the former England captain, who finished his career with LA Galaxy and is launching his own MLS franchise in 2020.”I’ve been able to play in one of these countries and I’ve been to the other two as well and also played in Canada for the Galaxy. But I know the passion that runs through in all three of those countries.”To have played in LA for six years in the US, and when we travelled to Canada, some of the teams we played there … I’ve seen that passion. And don’t get me started on the passion that runs through Mexico. I’ve played against them as a nation before and there’s not many nations as passionate as them.”As the World Cup vote draws near, two of North America’s brightest stars unite for @United2026. But come this fall…— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) May 24, 2018Beckham added: “I remember the last time the US hosted the World Cup [in 1994] and I actually went to a couple of games and it was incredible.”So now the infrastructure is more there, the excitement is more there and there’s more people throughout the US that are really starting to understand the game, get excited about the game and that’s not just people inside the US getting excited about European football, they’re getting excited about the MLS and what’s happening in the MLS. “I’ve see how much the game has grown over the last 10 years and it’s incredible for it to have happened so fast and change in so many different ways.”It’s great to see and it’s great to be part of and I’m excited about 2026.”last_img read more