Yeng Guiao to use NLEX’s early exit to prepare for elections

first_imgComelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Guiao, however, thought that NLEX could’ve cracked the playoffs with how his team showed positivity during their practices.That positivity, however, didn’t translate to wins leaving the Road Warriors to regroup and wait for star sophomore Kiefer Ravena to return from his Fiba-imposed 18-month suspension that started in May 2018.There’s also the absence of Ravena’s backcourt partner Kevin Alas, who’s recovering from a knee injury.“I was feeling that we’ll make the next round, I saw the mood in practice, and I can see it in my players that they have this high morale, they’ve been working hard but they weren’t able to translate it into the game,” said Guiao in Filipino.“I think we sorely missed Keving and Kiefer at the point guard position, we need steady point guard work which I felt was lacking with our point guards.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Guiao said he’s adjusted well juggling his three commitments and that scheduling hasn’t been a problem even though it’s the campaign period for the 2019 midterm elections.“Usually, campaign is from early afternoon to night and I can balance things so far,” said Guiao Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNLEX, however, lost its do-or-die game against Alaska, 88-80, for the final playoff spot in the PBA Philippine Cup but it was a blessing in disguise for Guiao in terms of his preparations for the elections.“I’ll make good use of this break and right now there are no activities for the national team,” said Guiao. “This will give me a little bit more time because what I do before is go to practice in the morning, then go back to Pampanga around lunch time.” 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao is arguably the busiest head coach in the PBA with coaching duties getting divided to his commitments with NLEX and the Philippine national team.He’s also a career politician who’s seeking to return to the House of Representatives as the congressman for the First District of Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ La Salle trounces Adamson, closes in on Final 4 spot Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Minor injury rules Adam Lallana out of Liverpool’s FA Cup tie against West Brom

first_img The England international missed the first four months of the campaign with a thigh strain 1 Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has suffered an injury setback which rules him out of the FA Cup fourth round tie at home to West Brom.The England international missed almost four months at the start of the campaign with a thigh strain sustained in a pre-season friendly but after just seven appearances he has been sidelined again by a minor muscle tear.“Adam Lallana has a little issue which I think, pretty sure, keeps him out for the next game,” said manager Jurgen Klopp.“It is not a big one but it is how it is when you have a long injury.“Adam had a long injury and then there comes a few things because he needs time again to adapt to the intensity of a Premier League game. We tried to be careful with that but obviously so far it didn’t work very well.”Lallana has managed just one start since returning at the end of November and played a total of 221 minutes.His absence this weekend restricts Klopp’s options in midfield as James Milner has a dead leg.Captain Jordan Henderson looks set to return after a month out with a hamstring injury and it could also present a chance to 18-year-old Ben Woodburn, who has played just 45 minutes of senior football this season in September’s Carabao Cup defeat at Leicester.Woodburn had initially been lined up for a loan move in January but the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, coupled with the likelihood Klopp will not replace him in this window, may present an opportunity for the Wales international.Defender Ragnar Klavan is set to miss the tie with a muscle injury but the return of Dejan Lovren from illness should offset that.Striker Danny Ings could be in line for his first start since October 4, 2015 – the 1-1 Merseyside derby in which he scored which proved to be Brendan Rodgers’ final game in charge.Ings sustained the first of two serious knee injuries in Klopp’s first training session at the club and has made just seven substitute appearances since.And although Klopp confirmed Daniel Sturridge, who is the subject of a loan bid from Inter Milan, is available for selection, Ings now appears to be above him in the pecking order and will not be leaving on loan this month.“He is doing really well and the fact we don’t give him on loan shows already how our plans are with him,” added Klopp.“It was a very difficult time for Danny as when I came in he got injured and since then it was ups and downs. But physically he is completely there – I can’t remember the last session when he was not involved.“If Danny could go somewhere where he could play the next 20 games, would it be perfect for him? I am not sure, but it would not be too bad – but I cannot forget our needs.“We have a lot of games to come. I don’t think a lot of things (in the transfer window) will happen in the next few days.”Klopp will restore Simon Mignolet, who lost his place as first choice goalkeeper to Loris Karius, for the cup tie.“Simon Mignolet will play,” said Klopp. “I don’t want to make it more confusing for other people – when you need to change you can only do that when you have quality goalkeepers.“In my opinion we can do it so that is why we do it.”last_img read more

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