Clarkson ‘terribly disappointed,’ vows to support PH in ‘heart and spirit’

first_imgOn Sunday, the NBA released a statement that it did not allow the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to play for the Philippines in the Asiad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The possibility of Clarkson playing for the Philippine team came up in August 2015 when the Cleveland Cavaliers guard even joined Gilas Pilipinas in practice before the team flew to Taiwan for the 2015 William Jones Cup.Three years later, it remains to be just an idea as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas tried but have come up short in tapping the services of Clarkson for several times after either failing to meet the requirements set by Fiba or get clearance from the NBA. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson reaffirmed his commitment to represent the Philippines after failing to get the green light to wear the country’s colors in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a Facebook post on Monday, Clarkson vowed to show his support for the Philippine team and stressed his intentions to suit up for the national team in the future.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clarkson was part of the final 12-man lineup but is expected to be replaced by TNT swingman Don Trollano, who joined the national team’s flight to Indonesia Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Golf News:Wednesday 3rd June Open competition was sponsored by Mc Donald’s Restaurant, Letterkenny and taking top spot was single figure handicapper Kevin Hannigan [7] who, taking the turn on 19pts. Showed his winning mentality with birdies at 10th and 12th, finishing the inward nine with a one under par score of 35 shots gross 22pts and an overall 41pts to beat runner-up Paul Doherty [21] by just one point. Once again, Paul’s steady “handicap” golf giving him 22pts on front nine for a great stepping stone to the top rung but double bogeys at 10th and 12th saw him losing out. In third place was Robert Brown [14] having a great start with a birdie at first and, with back to back double bogey and birdie at 15th and16th, just lost out this time.  Gross prize went to the ever present juvenile Jack Patton [4] with 32 gross points.Friday 5th saw the highly anticipated and very well supported Charity Golf Classic in aid of the Raphoe Comm. Playgroup and Dromore nat. School organized by Pauline Curran. Following a great day [and evening] by all, the following results: Longest drive, Joan Murphy &Kevin Rafferty; Nearest pin, [ladies] 8th: Joan Murphy; 16th: Marian O Sullivan; [men] 5th: James Grant, 8th: Paul Campbell; 13th: Shane Blake; 16th: Eugene O Donnell;  Best Ladies team: Marian O Sullivan, Marian Keating, Eileen Williamson, Joan Murphy. Best Mixed team: Roy McCrory, Michael Costelloe, Gerry O Sullivan, Celine Bradley. Yellow Ball: V.Blair, Ivor Stewart, Drew Corry, James Wray. 2nd overall winners: M.A.Gallagher, Joe Terry, Graham Donaghy, Gerard Harkin. Overall winning team:Eamonn McDermott, Eamonn Stevenson, Diarmuid Coll, Peter Muldoon.Sunday 7th June was the J.J. Reid Motors sponsored Open and for the second time this season Gerard Harkin [16] was in the frame and this time, indeed, on top rung  taking the winner’s prize with 41pts. Gerard’s birdie at 3rd was a great lift and building on that, he returned a prizewinning 22pts on back nine to pip single handicapper Joe Coyle [6] whose impressive golf at the moment had him returning a one over gross 37 on front nine and, with the help of a birdie at 18th, returnedan overall 74 gross 40pt finish. In third place was the form player at the moment, juvenile member Jack Patton [4]  who, following an untypical double bogey at the par five second, recorded birdies at 8th, 11th and 17th for a one over par gross on back nine and an overall 37pt finish. Gross prize on the day was won by Jamie Foley [5] with 31 gross pts.Have you booked your golfing week’s holiday yet?  Letterkenny Golf Club Open Week will tee-off on Friday 12th June. [See advert for details] Club Captain Mr. Gerard Duffy invites everyone to compete throughout the week and hopes that all will enjoy their day out at the parkland course. Remember that Browns on the Green are open for restaurant and bar food all day, every day.Members are reminded that those who have not yet paid subs or agreed DD or have spoken to subs convenor Dermot Condon, will forfeit any winning prizes. All members are also reminded that personal insurance is now available through the golf club for the meagre sum of only €20! Anyone interested in taking  out insurance should apply their name on the sheet provided in the locker room or contact club Captain, Gerard Duffy. GOLF NEWS: KEVIN HANNIGAN IN SENSATIONAL FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: June 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more