San Miguel, Kia change imports

first_imgWendell McKines. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAmid a subpar PBA Governors’ Cup showing so far, grand Slam-seeking San Miguel has changed its import, flying in Terik Bridgeman for Wendell McKines.The 6-foot-5 Bridgeman is a product of William Paterson University who went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel wasn’t the lone team who has made moves midway this season-ending conference, with winless Kia also replacing Markeith Cummings with Geron Johnson.The 25-year-old Johnson is fresh from his stint in Lebanon with Louaize, where he averaged 24.19 points, 8.65 rebounds, 6.19 assists, 2.85 steals, and 1.04 blocks.The Picanto have yet to taste a victory in the season-ending conference despite Cummings’ best efforts, netting 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in the seven games he played.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies PH needs to ‘continue to get better’ as rest of Southeast Asia catches up He recently wrapped up his stint with BC Cactus Tbilisi in Georgia, where he averaged 11.89 points, 8.46 rebounds, 1.36 assists, 1.39 blocks, and 1.32 steals.Bridgeman will take over for McKines, who had a decent showing for the Beermen but could not help the team from losing two of their last three games, including 100-103 defeat to NLEX last Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We decided to take a different direction in consideration of our current team composition and health status. We welcome Mr. Bridgeman and hope that he could provide the things we need in order for us to be successful in this conference,” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla in a text message to INQUIRER.net.McKines averaged 26.2 markers, 14.2 boards, 4.4 dimes, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in his five games for the Beermen. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Uhuru flags off H.Stars ahead of AFCON

first_imgWhile handing the national flag to the team, President Kenyatta told the players and the technical team to be good ambassadors for the country even if they do not win the trophy.“It is not about winning but giving your best. That is the most important thing. You are out there flying the Kenyan flag,” said the President.Kenya’s qualification and participation in AFCON is a major milestone for the country whose sports profile is on the rise. Photo/PSCUThe team which leaves the country Friday morning, will be based at Marcoussis, south of Paris where they will pitch their training camp.During their stay in France, Harambee Stars will play two friendly matches against Madagascar and DR Congo before heading out to Cairo for the games.It is the first time in 15 years that Harambee Stars is participating in the biannual event. The team was last at the championship in 2004.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne thanked President Kenyatta for ensuring that the team received full support through the National Sports Fund.“We endeavour to represent the country well. Thank you for your support,” said the coach who leads a 27-member team for the tournament in Egypt.President Kenyatta signing the ball with Harambee Stars players ahed of AFCONThe President assured the team of continued support saying Kenya’s comeback to the continental tournament marks an important milestone for the country.“A journey begins with a single step. The sports fund is the first step in ensuring that all our national teams are properly funded and supported,” said the President.Kenya will open its campaign against Algeria on June 23 before facing neighbours Taifa Stars of Tanzania on June 27 followed by Senegal on July 1.Harambee Stars team posing for a photo with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House. PHOTO/PSCUBefore qualifying for the championship, Harambee Stars played return matches against Ghana, Ethiopia and one leg away to banned Sierra Leon  finishing second in qualification group C.Sports , Culture and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed who accompanied the team to State House said her ministry had disbursed over Ksh244 million to Football Kenya Federation to facilitate AFCON preparations.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars winger Paul Were with President Uhuru KenyattaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday challenged Harambee Stars to represent the country well as they prepare to take on African giants in the 2019 continental showpiece slatted for Egypt in June.The President spoke when he flagged off the team at State House, Nairobi ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations which will to be held between June 21 to July 19.last_img read more