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Done with justifying transfer, Ildefonso eyes bigger year for NU

first_imgGebbie, Rule make case for PH swim team slots Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Even NU coach Jamike Jarin said Ildefonso’s experience in Greece should help the Bulldogs.“It really helps because not everyone gets a chance to play the best players in the world and competing in the Fiba Under-19 World Championships,” said Jarin, whose team opens against Adamson on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Dave Ildefonso spent most of last season justifying his move to National U from Ateneo with stellar performances, none of which resulted in an individual accolade at the end of the season or even a Final Four berth for the Bulldogs.But armed with more experience—including in the world stage—Ildefonso sees a big year ahead for himself and a National U team that hopes to return to the playoffs in UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament kicking off on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption “From my first season, there was a lot of pressure because a lot of people were questioning my move to NU from Ateneo but I thought that was the best move for me,” said Ildefonso. “Coming into Season 2, I’ve faced all the players especially those who are better than me so I know what to expect now.”Ildefonso, the son of PBA great Danny Ildefonso, will remain as the Bulldogs’ main man as they seek to turn things around from a 4-10 finish in Season 81.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But unlike last year, Ildefonso will be equipped with a game sharpened by his stint for the national Under-19 team in the Fiba World Championships in Greece.“I learned so much from Greece and I’m going to take it back here,” he said. View comments LATEST STORIES Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

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Spurs given major injury boost in bid to become European champions

first_img talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORTNewport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT whoops The Evening Standard understands Kane is very confident he will be included in the squad as Spurs bid to win the Champions League for the first time on June 1. LIVE ON talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? MOST READ IN FOOTBALL latest LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Tottenham’s Harry Kane is expected to be passed fit in time to face Liverpool in the Champions League final TROPHY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY 1 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions gameday cracker Kane has not played since suffering a ligament injury to his left ankle against Manchester City in the quarter-final first leg back in April, with Spurs fearing his season was all but over.However, the England striker – who is also expected to feature for the Three Lions in the Nations League finals – has made a quicker than anticipated recovery.The 25-year-old, who has scored 24 goals for Spurs this term, has stepped up his rehabilitation in recent weeks.Barring any late setbacks, Kane will be on the plane to Spain to face Jurgen Klopp’s men. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea It will come as a huge boost for Mauricio Pochettino, although he will still have to decide whether he can play Kane from the start.The England captain will have gone nearly two months without playing in a competitive fixture, so his lack of match sharpness could become a key factor.And in his absence Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura have performed admirably, with the latter notching a hat-trick in their dramatic victory over Ajax to reach the final. getty Tottenham have been given a major boost in their quest to become European champions, with Harry Kane almost certain to be fit to face Liverpool next month in Madrid. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ JIBE The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed last_img read more