Guiao focused on Iran, names final roster

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Manila grabs North solo lead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe suddenly vacant Gilas Pilipinas head coaching position has thrust Yeng Guiao into even more spotlight, as coach Chot Reyes’ decision to step down from his post lined up the fiery NLEX mentor in the PBA as the natural successor to the position.But Guiao was not ready to tackle the issue just yet, not with a more important job at hand.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t have thoughts about it right now,” Guiao told the Inquirer via a text message from Tehran, where the national men’s team will face Iran in a Fiba World Cup qualifying match on Thursday. “I’m focusing on our game vs Iran … [and] I will also have to prepare the team further for our game against Qatar on Monday.”So it was business as usual for Guiao Wednesday, who announced the 12 players that will face the Asian heavyweights, who may miss star center Hamed Haddadi, who is reportedly suffering from a groin injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe final 12 who will battle Iran at 8 p.m. Thursday are: Raymond Almazan, Beau Belga, Alex Cabagnot, Paul Lee, JP Erram, Marcio Lassiter, Allein Malicsi, Gabe Norwood, Ian Sangalang, Christian Standhardinger, Asi Taulava and Scottie Thompson.Almazan, Belga, Lee, Erram, Norwood and Standhardinger were teammates in the Asian Games, where the Philippines finished at fifth spot. Lassiter, the San Miguel Beer gunslinger, will be making a comeback to the national team while playmakers Cabagnot and Thompson will be making their debuts with the Gilas program. Haddadi has been a target of injury speculations, with some media outlets hitting at the secrecy that the Iran basketball federation is wrapping his status in.The former Phoenix Sun in the NBA reportedly sustained his injury in the Asian Games, where the Iranians finished with a silver behind champion China.Another key player, Arsalan Kazemi, is reportedly also injured and sources have said that both might play sparingly.Reyes stepped down as national coach Tuesday night, saying  he will focus on building the team for the 2023 World Cup that the country is hosting.“Now that the PBA has opened its doors fully to the SBP and the national team, it is time for me to step aside and contribute in a different capacity, focusing on the 2023 program,” Reyes posted on his Twitter account (@coachot).ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more


first_imgIt was another busy week for the Lifford Ac athletes as they travelled to Derry for the Annual Paula’s 5k Run in Gransha. The club had a total of ten runners on duty on what turned out to be another great weekend for the club.The first runner over the line was Daniel Hannigan in a impressive time of 16.39. National medalist from Athlone Ann Marie McGlynn was next home from the club in a seasons best of 16.52, and also the winning senior lady. Paul Kelly was next in 17.12pb. Sean Dudgeon and Bill Duncan built on their 2nd and 3rd from last weeks 10k on Bundoran with a personal best of 17.28 and 17.34 respectively. Paul “Gadget” Kelly and Eddie Kelly also had a super runs in a time of 17.36 and 17.45. Paul knocking 32 secs off his pb. Next over the line was Claire McGuigan, in a pb of 18.30 which is 22secs off her previous pb. Next to cross the line was assistant coach Maurice Sharkey in 18.50pb, with the ever improving Kevin McMenamin next in 19.08. On Sunday in the Annual Letterkenny St Patrick’s Day 5k Lifford also had a few runner braving the tough route. Alan McGinley was the first home in an impressive time of 20.30, next home was Michael Murphy in 21.22, Martin Devenney 21.30 and Conor McGinley in 23.22. ATHLETICS – LIFFORD AC CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 17th, 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:Lifford AC noteslast_img read more