Kia pleads for understanding: ‘Give us a chance to prove our philosophy’

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It’s a normal reaction when you disturb the status quo, but give us a chance to prove our philosophy,” he said on Friday in a small chat with reporters at Azure Residences in Bicutan.“We already espoused this kind of philosophy when we started the team three years ago, but it takes time to embrace that philosophy. We understand the public’s outcry, but we appeal to give us a chance to contribute something different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSince joining the PBA in 2014, the Kia franchise—which was initially called the Kia Sorento, before getting its name changed to Mahindra Enforcer, among others—has never gone beyond the quarterfinals. The team’s best finish was fifth place in the 2016 Governor’s Cup.But after that, Kia lost key guys likes like Aldrech Ramos, Niño Canaleta and Paolo Taha through either trade or free agency and has never won more than three games per conference this 2106-2017 season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kia is reportedly sending the number one pick in this year’s draft proceedings, which is projected to be Christian Standhardinger, to San Miguel for a  combination of Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Rashawn McCarthy, and Keith Agovida, along with the Beermen’s 2019 first rounder and cash considerations.Rosales said that the 0-11 finish in the 2017 season-ending Governors’ Cup factored into the decision of the revamp.“Partly. We’re never at the cellar, the last team. In the previous seasons, were never the last team. So yes, it was a factor.”Among the changes is the appointment of Joe Lipa as the new team manager, together with his group of Bong Nave, Raymond Gabriel, and Dr. Iby Bautista. Chris Gavina has also been officially appointed as the squad’s head coach.“We’d like to play the kind of basketball that is not confined to the books. We’d like to veer away from the orthodox and shift to something unconventional. The idea that we’re trying to develop has been proven before, but we know that it takes years and a lot of dedication on the part of the players and the coaching staff. We’d like to pay our dues,” said Lipa.ADVERTISEMENT Cousins has 41 and 23 in Sacramento return, Pelicans rally Kia’s new management vowed that the team it will trot out this season will be ready to prove the doubters wrong.“We’ll put up a fighting team. We may not become champions immediately, but we’ll put up a fighting team,” Rosales ended.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? New Kia team manager Joe Lipa and team governor Bobby Rosales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netGoing on a road less travelled, Kia is hoping for the public’s understanding as it embarks on a new journey this upcoming PBA season.Team governor Bobby Rosales understands the outcry following the Picanto’s decision to trade the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft to San Miguel, but said that his team is embracing an “unconventional philosophy” in forming their squad.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Valencia’s rivalry with Notre Dame continues to grow

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “That loss didn’t sit very well with us,” May said. “It was a pretty big loss.” Both teams have big-name standouts – Valencia quarterback Michael Herrick, running back Shane Vereen and cornerback/punter Michael Robotham; Notre Dame quarterback/safety Garrett Green, running back Rodney Glass and kicker Kai Forbath – and the forecast is a potential classic. “We have to got to play a lot better than last year,” said first-year Valencia coach Larry Muir, the Vikings’ offensive coordinator last season. “Notre Dame is a quality team and a quality program. But last year was last year. This year is completely different.” Herrick, who is closing in on the state career passing-yardage record, is off to a torrid start. The Mississippi-bound senior has thrown for 1,260 yards – with three 300-yard performances in four games – and has accounted for nine touchdowns. Vereen has rushed for 519 yards, caught 19 passes and has scored 10 TDs. Glass has rushed for 608 yards, caught six passes and scored 11 TDs. Green has completed just five passes because of a thumb injury but has remained a defensive starter. His replacement at quarterback, sophomore Dayne Crist, has passed for 362 yards and two TDs. VALENCIA – High school football games don’t get much better than this. Valencia visits Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks tonight in a showdown of two of the Southland’s elite programs. The Daily News has Notre Dame ranked No. 1 and Valencia No. 2. In Southern Section rankings, Notre Dame is No. 1 in Div. III, and Valencia is No. 2 (behind national power Mission Viejo) in Div. II. Notre Dame is third and Valencia seventh in Cal-Hi Sports’ state rankings. “We’re looking forward to this game quite a bit, because Notre Dame is a pretty good team,” Vikings defensive lineman T.J. May said. “We think it’s going to be a pretty good matchup. We’ve just got to go out and prove ourselves and just play our best.” There’s plenty of history between the teams. Valencia knocked Notre Dame out of the playoffs in 1999, and the Knights followed with victories in 2003 and 2004. Valencia’s 33-3 loss last year was particularly disappointing – the game was televised and Valencia had entered averaging 41.8 points per game. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 NO. 1 vs. NO. 2 No. 2 Valencia is 1-2 all-time against top-ranked Notre Dame. Previous matchups: 2004 Notre Dame 33, Valencia 3: In a televised matchup, Valencia’s Michael Herrick passed for just 188 yards with two interceptions, and Valencia failed to score a touchdown after entering averaging 41.7 points per game. Notre Dame scored on its first seven possessions, and Kai Forbath kicked four field goals, one a 52-yarder. 2003 Notre Dame 24, Valencia 23: Herrick scored on a 1-yard run with three seconds remaining, but his ensuing two-point conversion pass sailed over the head of Chris Wright at Notre Dame. Valencia was hoping for its fourth fourth-quarter comeback of the young season. “We had it in the bag,” Herrick said. “I let the team down. We should have done it again.” 1999 Valencia 26, Notre Dame 21: Kyle Bauer passed for 237 yards and four touchdowns – with three second-half TDs to Stephen Stokes – to carry Valencia in a Southern Section Div. III quarterfinal at Canyon High. Valencia’s Manuel White rushed for 57 yards to push his career total to 6,374, surpassing former Notre Dame standout Justin Fargas as the area’s all-time leading rusher. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more