Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But squads which miss out on taking Standhardinger could still get their man as the deadline for local-born aspirants is on October 12.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “If we can get a guy like Standhardinger, with his experience and demeanor on the court and his skillset, he can easily turn this franchise around,” said Kia coach Chris Gavina, whose team owns the number one pick in this year’s draft.The same goes with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, though he’s aware of the Road Warriors’ position at number two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We don’t have any plans yet, but the obvious route for us is if Standhardinger goes number one, maybe we’ll go with Kiefer Ravena,” the fiery mentor said, touching on the possibility of the 23-year-old playmaker declaring for the draft. “If Kiefer is number one, then we’ll go with Standhardinger. That’s really the obvious thing we could come up to right now.”Picking third, Blackwater still hasn’t come up with its wishlist. “We still need to know more about whose in the draft,” said team manager Johnson Martines. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo from Fiba.comDespite the uncertainty surrounding his status, Christian Standhardinger remains a solid prospect for the top teams drafting in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Three of the four teams picking in the upper thirds of the annual rookie selection expressed their desire to sign up the 28-year-old big man even if he had already signed a contract with Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia, meanwhile, is hoping against the odds that somehow, the Fil-German forward would fall through the cracks and drop to four.“I’m hopeful that Standhardinger will be available when our time comes,” said Vanguardia with the Fuel Masters owning two first round selections.Though Standhardinger is locked in a live contract with Hong Kong, his PBA draft application opens the chance for teams to claim his rights even when he’s out of the country until the end of the upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season. He could suit up in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the earliest.The team that does draft Standhardinger can work a buyout deal with the Long Lions, still granting if he could secure a release from his ABL team.Fanfare surrounding the hardworking bruiser shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after his stellar play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, and the 2017 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Sony looks to play in download services

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TOKYO – Sony may soon compete directly with Apple and its popular iPods and iTunes, producing its own movie-download service and products, company officials said Tuesday. “Music and video downloading has been available through networks, and we are looking into the area as a possible business,” said Sony spokesman Shigenori Yoshida. The Japanese pioneer of personal music players fell behind Apple Inc. and its market-leading iPod. It also got a late start on flat-panel TVs, forcing Sony Corp. to cut jobs, shut plants and shed underperforming divisions under the guidance of Chief Executive Howard Stringer, who took over in 2005. Last week, Sony revealed a new Walkman video player that comes with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Media Player 11, capable of managing digital libraries in the U.S. and Europe. The LCD-mounted players, which will also be compatible with MPEG-4 encoded video and AVC, are already available in Japan.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal men are on the move and that’s official!Men on the Move, which is being piloted by Donegal Sports Partnership, and supported by DLDC & the HSE, is an 8 week Physical Activity programme exclusively for Men over the age of 35. The programme was delivered in Letterkenny, Falcarragh, St Johnston & Killybegs, with a total of 72 men recruited.The main aims of the programme are to increase the activity levels of men, increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of physical activity, and introduce a programme of education on topics such as Diet & Mental Health.Under the guidance of a dedicated coordinator in each area, the men were introduced to a range of activities including boxercise, spinning, circuits, walking and jogging, over 16 sessions. Celebration eventOn Saturday 9th November, men from all areas attended a celebration event, hosted by Donegal Sports Partnership, at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar.The event consisted of a 5k challenge, which for the majority, was a first time experience. Some of the guys opted for a game of astro-turf football, followed by a light pool session.The project, which is funded by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd under Goal 2 of the Local and Community Development Programme 2013, has been a great success. Over 90% of men recruited were not currently meeting the recommended levels of Physical Activity, prior to joining the programme.The event was organised as a celebration of the men’s achievements, and also as an opportunity for them to come together and share stories and their experience of the programme.Inviting new membersGiven the success of the programme, Donegal Sports Partnership, along with the support of the community centres of St Johnston & Carrigan’s Family Resource Centre, the Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs & Pobal Le Cheile, Falcarragh have endeavoured to keep the programme going for an extended period of 6 weeks. Therefore, we are inviting new members to join a group in your area- Whether you want to lose weight, get more active or just join up with a group for a bit of fun, this is the programme for YOU! Tailored to your needs, we provide the motivation and support to help you achieve your individual goals.All fitness levels/abilities are welcome. Remember – Whether you exercise or not isn’t important – Men on the Move will help you get started!To join a ‘Men on the Move’ group in your area, or for more information – Contact Karen on 087-7376537 / 074-9116078 or email Karen@activedonegal.comWhere When What time Optimal fitness gym, Mountain Top, LetterkennyTuesdays & ThursdaysBoth evenings – 6.15pmSt Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre Mondays & Thursdays Monday – 6.30pmThursday – 7pmNiall Mor Centre, Killybegs Tuesdays & Thursdays Tuesdays – 6.30pmThursday – 7pmThe YARD Centre, FalcarraghTuesdays & Thursdays Tuesdays – 6.30pmThursday – 6.30pmDONEGAL MEN ARE ON THE MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION was last modified: November 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMen On The Movelast_img read more