Pangai pushing to make lasting impact

first_imgFrustrated at the lack of NRL opportunities in Canberra, Pangai picked up the phone to ask Bennett some advice and in a matter of weeks had signed to play under the master coach in Brisbane.The pair discussed the 2016 season being one of development for the enormously gifted back-rower but in Round 12 he was elevated to the 17 in the absence of Brisbane’s Origin stars and played 33 minutes for 114 metres and two offloads.The 20-year-old played a further 13 top grade games in 2016 but only once for longer than he did in his debut (37 minutes against the Bulldogs in Round 16), averaging a tick under 23 minutes from his 14 NRL games to date.Under the watchful eye of Bennett, assistant coach Jason Demetriou and head of high performance Jeremy Hickmans Pangai is spending pre-season trying to build a motor that not only roars at full pace but can run for much longer without the need for a pit stop.”I don’t want to be coming on and playing five or 10 minutes. I want to be coming on and playing a good solid 20 each way,” said Pangai, who has been joined at the Broncos this year by his older brother Moses.”That’s what we’re working on this pre-season, getting fit so I can build a motor that can allow that.”I don’t want to lose too much weight because I want to keep that big body in the team so hopefully I can keep that big body but keep fit at the same time.”I was probably the last picked on the bench [in 2016] so hopefully I can come on first off the bench or second. Hopefully not playing the last 20 minutes, hopefully playing 20 each way in the middle, that’s where I want to be.”Last year was more of a development year for me. I spoke to Wayne about that and hopefully this year I can have a bigger role in the team.”A major focus for Pangai is his defensive reads and workload when under fatigue and he has some voices in his head pushing him to be in position when his team needs him to be there.Now that veteran Corey Parker is no longer at the club Maroons and Kangaroos representative Josh McGuire has taken an active interest in young forwards such as Pangai, Herman Ese’ese, Salesi Funaki and teenager Payne Haas.Along with Bennett, McGuire is the man whom Pangai is listening out for when pre-season training is at its most demanding.”When I’m under fatigue Wayne’s just trying to talk to me a lot,” Pangai said.”Wayne won’t be out there when I’m on the field so I need to learn how to talk to myself or get someone in the team like Josh McGuire to just keep talking to me.”I wouldn’t say he’s more mature [this year] but he’s grown a lot. He’s helping a lot of the younger boys and taking us out and doing extra wrestling and extra defence.”That’s awesome to have a guy like him when I’m coming up.”As for any dietary adjustments in order to enhance his fitness, Pangai concedes that it’s big brother who is dominating the kitchen at home.”He’s a better cook, he’s always on the ‘barbie’,” Pangai explained. “I try and make a salad but it’s mainly just meat.”We’re living together at the moment but he’s going to find his own house soon.”He’s settling in well but we don’t really do extras, the club doesn’t allow us to.”We just try and enjoy each other’s company in our downtime.”last_img read more

Cross Country Prepared To Race At NCAA Midwest Regional

first_img Midwest Regional Central The Midwest Regionals, along with other regional championships conducted throughout the country, will determine which teams athletes will qualify to compete in the NCAA Championships set to take place in Terre Haute, Ind., next weekend. The top two teams from each region and top four individuals not on qualifying teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships.The women’s 6k is set to begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s 10k race following at noon as the Ashton Cross Country Course. The race will be the first 10k of the season for the Drake men’s team. With nine states making up the Midwest Region, Drake will see plenty of competition and a deep field vying for a potential spot in the NCAA field.  The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to appear at the annual NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 11 in Iowa City, Iowa. Story Links Junior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) leads Drake’s woman’s team in the Regional meet. Cofer recently finished 28th at the MVC Championship in the 5-kilometer course. For the bulk of the women’s team, this will be their first NCAA Regional competition as Cofer has helped lead a roster that features seven underclassmen. Last year at the NCAA Regionals, Cofer was the fifth Bulldog across the finish line on a veteran-laden team.  Drake senior, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has led the men’s team this season and recently won the 2016 MVC Championships. With the conference title, Fischer became the 13th Bulldog to become an MVC Cross Country Champion and earned the MVC Elite 18 award. Last year, Fischer finished 20th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals in the men’s 10-kilometer event with a time of 24:31.8.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tim Cone to decide on SEA Games coaching after Ginebra debut in Govs’ Cup

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Cone, in a statement, said he has heard out SBP president Al Panlilio reveal that the SBP is also in talks with San Miguel Corp sports director Alfrancis Chua regarding the position.READ: Tim Cone on top of SBP wish list for SEA Games coachFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“At this time, however, my total focus is on our Ginebra game vs Alaska [on Sunday] to open the Governors’ Cup,” Cone said.“On Monday, and after talking to my family, Mr. Panlilio and I will continue our conversation regarding the appointment, at which time we will come to a resolution. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva tests positive for doping View comments On Thursday, SBP chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan said that Cone headed the shortlist of names the national basketball federation wanted to head the SEA Games campaign.READ: Tab Baldwin out as next Gilas head coach, eyed as program director for national teamCone has already served as national coach during the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, where he steered the Philippine five, then known as the Centennial Team, to the bronze medal.After the clinching bronze medal, Cone held an emotional post-game chat with Filipino journalists, where he said, among others, “I’d like to have a shot. I really love that and I love coaching the international game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Coach Tim Cone thanks the fans. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has offered Barangay Ginebra tactician Tim Cone the head coaching position of the national team that will shoot for the gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games that the country will host.And although Cone, the two-time Grand Slam coach and owner of the most titles in the PBA, hasn’t made any commitment yet, he isn’t turning down the job and will continue talks with the SBP after Ginebra’s debut in the ongoing Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetanolast_img read more

Suzuka on typhoon lockdown as F1 bosses hope Japan Grand Prix can go ahead

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Should Sunday’s rescheduled qualifying session not be possible then Valtteri Bottas will be on pole position by virtue of being was quickest in Friday practice, a whisker ahead of teammate and world championship leader Lewis Hamilton.The Mercedes pair, benefiting from an aerodynamic upgrade, was followed on the timesheets by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, with the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel fourth and fifth.Qualifying has been rescheduled to 10am Sunday, with the race at 2:10pm , providing the weather improves in time. Mercedes sitting pretty As it stands Mercedes are sitting pretty as they look to secure the one-two finish they need to clinch a record sixth successive constructors championship.ADVERTISEMENT Thousands of sandbags were deployed to protect pit lane garages from flooding, electronic timing gear was moved inside and even the victory podium signage dismantled and packed away.Formula One sporting director Steve Nielson said the aim of the massive lockdown was to ensure that “when we come in on Sunday morning, the timing, the start lights, the GPS, the light panels around the circuit are in an environment where they have a chance of surviving the storm.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manHe told Formula1.com on Friday that the sport’s technical staff faced an unprecedented logistical task to keep at bay one of the biggest typhoons to hit Japan in decades and would work throughout Saturday night “connecting everything back up again and systems-checking” once the worst of the storm had passedThe 10 Formula One teams also went into survival mode with mechanics and support staff working furiously to raise sensitive equipment off pit lane floors in case of flooding and protecting garages with sandbags and plastic sheeting. Olympic gold medalist retires after receiving 20-month ban Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan PLAY LIST 03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan00:50Trending Articles04:47DOST-PAGASA 4 P.M. weather update, October 12, 201902:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Becoming his own mancenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect A win for Hamilton on Sunday would leave only Bottas, who lies 73 points behind, able to catch him in the drivers’ standings with just four races to come after Japan.It would also put the Englishman in line to wrap up a sixth drivers’ title, a feat only previously managed by Michael Schumacher, and third world title in a row at Mexico later this month.The typhoon is already wreaking havoc across Japan and has forced the cancellation of two matches at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.Rated “large and very strong”, the storm was forecast to crash into land in central or eastern Japan early Saturday evening, packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles per hour) Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Japanese Grand Prix organizers were hoping that Sunday’s race would be able to go ahead as Typhoon Hagibis began to lash a deserted Suzuka Circuit with wind and heavy rain on Saturday.A huge ground operation to protect the track and infrastructure was launched as soon as Friday practice ended and lasted late into the night after Saturday’s entire program was canceled on safety grounds.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more