WI set to defy soaring temperatures in tour match

first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC):In the wake of heavy losses in their only two fixtures on tour, West Indies will look to defy soaring temperatures and make the most of their two-day match against the Victoria XI as they continue their build-up to the second Test match against Australia starting Boxing Day.Skipper Jason Holder said the match, which bowls off today (last night Jamaica time), would give all the batsmen a chance to get some time in the middle while offering the bowlers an opportunity to get acclimatised to the relative heat of the mainland – significantly warmer than the conditions experienced in the first Test in chilly Tasmania.The weekend forecast in Geelong is for 408C but Holder said his players were prepared for the dry heat at the Simonds Stadium.Officials at the stadium have brought in special cooling fans, as well as scheduled extra drinks breaks.”It’s just a matter of adapting. We played in some cooler conditions (in Hobart) and now we face warmer conditions,” Holder told members of the media here.”Many of us have played in the subcontinent and we all know that it can be quite humid as well, so I don’t think it will be anything we haven’t experienced.GOOD PITCH”It’s two days but we have to make the most of it. It’s what’s on the schedule and what we have to work with. We will get a chance for the batsmen to get in on what appears to be a good pitch. We have to make the most of the opportunity here.”West Indies have made a nightmare start to their tour in Down Under and are under immense pressure to improve ahead of the Melbourne Test starting in just over a week’s time.They lost their opening four-day tour match to a Cricket Australia XI by 10 wickets and then were hammered inside three days by an innings and 212 runs in the opening Test in Hobart.Holder said the two-day match would also be key opportunity for his bowling staff to make the necessary changes ahead of the BoxingDay contest.”On the bowling side, we have done a lot of bowling in the nets, so this will serve as a chance to get a few things right in the middle,” the 24-year-old said. “We will look at the plans we have for the MCG Test, which is what we’re working towards.”last_img read more

Wolmer’s ready to defend corporate area crown

first_imgWolmer’s Girls have been corporate area queens for the past eight years but come March 15-19 at the ISSA Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, the Michael Carr-coached team will be under severe pressure to continue their streak.The girls from Heroes Circle have consistently finished ahead of their corporate area rivals at the marquee event. However, the likes of Convent of Mercy (Alpha), Camperdown and Excelsior are eager to knock them off their perch this year.Coach Carr is wary of the fact that his team will be under tremendous pressure but is bracing for the challenge.”To make it nine in a row, it is going to be very challenging as the team does not really have any flag bearer, so to speak, like we did in the past when we had a Shauna Helps and Jonielle Smith, who were real motivators,” said Carr.Unlike former years, his girls have not been dominant at development meets but Carr is not perturbed.”I used these meets to see what we need to improve on going forward, and I am pleased with the progress, as these meets are very beneficial to the athletes,” he said.Asked about his points projections for Champs, his reply was, “I am not a person who thinks about points as, for me, performance is the key, and once they perform the points will come, and I do not believe in predictions.”Although not having a big squad, Carr singled out one athlete who he expects a lot from.”I am very pleased with the performances of our jumpers, especially Danielle Spence, who has been doing well in the triple jump so far.”Asked which teams he sees has threats to dethrone Wolmer’s as Corporate champions, he was philosophical in his reply.”A number of teams are doing well. Camperdown has done very well in recruiting, while Excelsior and Alpha have been doing well, so far, especially Excelsior, who has some great coaches. But, on the day, every team will start at zero points, and only two competitors can compete in an event and, despite all these teams being major threats, I am confident that my girls can rise to the occasion,” said Carr.Carr also stated that not having a playfield for the first four months of training affected his preparation.last_img read more

PBA: Hotshots pound Elite in fourth quarter for first win

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We just wanted to limit Blackwater to under 90 points. We tightened our defense in the second half,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.“We can always depend on PJ. He stepped up when Blackwater was mounting a rally,” Victolero said in Filipino. “It was big for us when Simpson went out because he was really attacking basket, but it happens and this time, the breaks of the game went to us.”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’The Elite kept the game within reach until Simpson got hurt with still 11:36 left and did not return.Blackwater was within five, 75-70, before Simpson was subbed out. Star went on a 24-9 run capped with Simpson rendered helpless on the bench. A 3-pointer by Allein Maliksi and back-to-back layups by Mark Barroca and Rome dela Rosa made it, 99-79, with 3:28 left.The Hotshots foiled JP Erram’s big night. The former Ateneo slotman shone on both ends and nearly had a triple-double with 11 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks for the Elite, who dropped to 0-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube PBA IMAGESStar capitalized on the absence of opposing import Trevis Simpson in the fourth quarter to beat a hard-fighting Blackwater side, 103-86, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Veteran guard PJ Simon had a throwback performance with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field as he and Ian Sangalang, who collected 14 points and five rebounds, gave the Hotshots a big lift off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘Greek Freak’ working on improving shooting ahead of NBA season Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

PH ‘tired of being at the bottom’ in SEA Games, says PH chef de Mission

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ “We’re up there with Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in terms of GDP,” said Carreon. “So we can do the same in sports, and we should really do that.”Carreon added their target for a gold medal haul is 50, a number that is more than double that of the 29 the Philippines won in Singapore.“I say around 50, but when I talked to all the athletes they promised me 63 but I just want to say 50,” said Carreon. “I feel we’re going to reach the target.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Gilas PH squad underdog no more “I think we’re tired of” said Carreon during the send off ceremonies at Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay Thursday night.Carreon even correlated the gross domestic products of the Philippines’ Southeast Asian neighbors to its sporting success, saying the country should also be performing well in the sporting stage.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’As per the International Monetary Fund, the Philippine is the no. 4 country in the Southeast Asian region in terms of GDP per capita at $2,951.07 in 2016.The Philippines, however, finished sixth in the 2015 SEA Games behind Thailand, host Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia with a 29-36-66 gold, silver, bronze medal haul. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERThe Philippines is tired of being among the last placers in the region.Chef de mission to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Cynthia Carrion said Thursday this year’s Philippine delegation is eager to climb up the ladder in the medal standings.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PH notches win in Tokyo

first_imgCastro, voted best point guard in Asia twice, hit five straight points inside the final 1:50 that extended a 70-66 lead to a safe margin as the Filipinos gathered some momentum heading into their second match in three days.The Filipinos plane back home Saturday and will have very little time to cool their heels as they take on Chinese Taipei Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBlatche epitomized the Filipinos’ offensive struggles but still had the guts to take over at the crunch, hitting a big triple that opened up an eight-point lead halfway through the fourth before issuing two critical feeds the rest of the way.Even with Blatche finishing with just three points after the first two quarters, Team PH still took the half comfortably and looked very fluid until several dry spells in the third allowed Japan to take a 40-37 lead. 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jayson Castro William. Photo from Fiba.comStruggling big time in the second half on Friday night, Gilas Pilipinas went to its two most reliable guns when the chips were down to score a 77-71 decision of Japan in the first window of their Fiba Asia 2019 World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Jayson Castro and naturalized player Andray Blatche stepped up big and averted a collapse by the Filipinos, who bungled first half command with a lethargic third quarter and even trailed the under-rated Japanese twice before pulling this one out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Castro finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists, reprising his role as Gilas’ top go-to-guy, while the 6-foot-11 Blatche, who seemed to limp in the last four minutes, wound up with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.The Philippine defense was also one of the biggest factors for the win, as it held the Japanese to an atrocious 28 percent clip in the first half before bottling up the enemy’s top guns when it needed to in the stretch.Matthew Wright and Gabe Norwood also finished in twin digits for the Philippines with a combined 22, although the Filipinos would want to forget how they shot from afar in this one. Gilas missed its first eight attempts from that distance, before Castro drilled in two straight late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Keys to victory: Ateneo-La Salle Finals series Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

FIFA lifts Kuwait’s 2-year ban from international soccer

first_imgCarpio 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 FIFA says the “Kuwait Parliament has adopted a new sports law” which complies with its statutes.The ban was imposed in October 2015, leaving Kuwait unable to play its World Cup qualifiers. Because the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying program was linked to the World Cup, Kuwait also dropped out of the continental competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseKuwait remains suspended by the International Olympic Committee. Its athletes competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as an independent team. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko (L) dribbles past Kuwait’s Msaed Nada (R) during a friendly ceremonial match between Kuwait all-stars team and Football Champions Tour Legends on December 18, 2015, as part of the inauguration ceremony for the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City. AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP / YASSER AL-ZAYYATA general view shows the Kuwait Football Association headquarters in Kuwait City on December 7, 2016.A lingering sports crisis in Kuwait that triggered international sanctions is seen as part of a power struggle in the Gulf state involving ruling family members and politicians, analysts say. / AFP PHOTO / Yasser Al-Zayyat / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY OMAR HASANZURICH — FIFA says it has lifted Kuwait’s ban from international soccer.FIFA President Gianni Infantino is in Kuwait to confirm the government is no longer interfering in how the soccer federation is being run.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Jordan 11 ‘Concord’ set for 2018 return Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Galanza hopes for Final 4 return in her last year with Adamson

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments The Lady Falcons showed that they have moved on from their disastrous Season 79 campaign by finishing fourth place in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference last year.Adamson pulled off a surprise streak with six straight wins before bowing out in the semifinals to eventual runner-up Far Eastern University.“The team has been performing well in training because I can already see the intensity and the teamwork,” said Galanza. “Basically I can see that there really is a connection between the players. There’s the willingness to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track SBP starts forming best PH team for 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Adamson’s Jema Galanza. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJema Galanza is not one to let past drawbacks get in the way of her dream.After suffering a gruesome right ankle injury in September last year even as Adamson ended Season 79 with a dismal 1-13 record, Galanza immediately set her sights to the big dance of Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Going into her final playing year with the Lady Falcons, Galanza said she wants to end her collegiate career by making it to the Final Four and no less.“I want to get to the Final Four and if the team performs better we want to get to the Finals,” said Galanza in Filipino Thursday during the team’s practice at Adamson. “It’s been so long since I’ve been to the Final Four.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGalanza’s first and only appearance in the semifinals was in her rookie year in Season 76 back when Bang Pineda still ruled the roost for the Lady Falcons.“That’s my goal in my last playing year, to get to the Final Four.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

Former Purefoods point guard Ulysses ‘Buboy’ Tanigue passes away

first_imgUlysses “Buboy” Tanigue. PHOTO FROM TANIGUE’S FACEBOOKCOTABATO CITY — Former Purefoods point guard star Ulysses “Buboy” Tanigue passed away at 43 years old on Sunday around 9 a.m. due to a lingering illness.Efren Piñol, Tanigue’s former coach with the North Cotabato Braves, which played in the Manila Basketball League in 2004, said Tanigue had died after eight years of battling leukemia.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In 2016, he worked at the office of Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñol but had to go on medical leave after his operation for tumor.Tanigue is survived by his wife, Emelyn, and children Anne Margaret, 14; and Pete Maverick 13. His wake was at the Tanigue Residence in Barangay Poblacion in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. /jeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jokic has triple-double as Nuggets beat Mavericks Tanigue started his career with the San Sebastian Stags and was eventually drafted by Purefoods.Tanigue was a three-time Most Valuable Player of the Stags.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe also played with the Chowking team at the Philippine Basketball League.He later quit basketball and worked as sports coordinator of Mlang, North Cotabato. While working in Mlang in 2010, he was diagnosed with chronic leukemia.center_img MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

TY Tang to make comeback with Go For Gold

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Scratchers head coach Charles Tiu confirmed the news on Sunday that the 33-year-old guard will pull a double duty and serve as a playing assistant coach for the squad.“I think it’s awesome for our team. I would say there is no better pure point guard out there who is not playing in the PBA,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTang has enjoyed a seven-year career in the PBA, all with Rain or Shine before his retirement in 2015.He last saw action in 2016 with Mighty Sports, where he joined the team in its forays in the Philippine Commercial Basketball League (PCBL), Jones Cup in Taipei, and Merlion Cup in Singapore. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHelp is on the way for Go For Gold.TY Tang is set to make a comeback to the hardcourt as he will play in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Nabong, Grey lead GlobalPort in win over former team Meralco Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Currently, Tang is the head coach of St. Benilde and went 4-14 in his first season with the team. The core of the Blazers are using this PBA D-League campaign as their preparation for the upcoming NCAA Season 94 later this year.Tang’s activation to the lineup was spurred by the injury incurred by Kent Salado, who tore his right MCL in the third quarter of Go For Gold’s 75-68 conference opener against Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare last Monday.Tiu believes Tang’s entry will fasttrack the learning curve for the young Blazers as they will have a first hand look on how hard their coach plays.“Our players will benefit because I think the bonding has been awesome and they can observe what it means to be a true point guard. Our big men are loving him and they’re all excited to play with him,” he said.Tiu’s quandary, however, will be Tang’s conditioning.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s not easy to get in shape in five days. But I’m just expecting him to provide some stability and leadership for our team,” he said. “There’s no better leader in our team than him. I’m excited, but I have to manage my expectations.”Go For Gold goes for its second win on Tuesday against Jose Rizal University.last_img read more

Magnolia frustrates GlobalPort to halt two-game skid

first_imgPaul Lee also returned for the Hotshots and poured 13 markers, three boards, and three assists after missing his team’s last three games due to an ankle sprain.Mark Barroca also had a hand in the comeback, unleashing eight of his points in the third quarter fightback as he had all of his 12 come in the second half.Victolero was glad with how Magnolia responded after staring at a 13-point deficit, 31-21, in the second frame.“I’m telling my players that this is a playoff game. We need to have that playoff mentality starting with today’s game. I’m very happy because they adjusted in second half,” he said. “I told them this is a grinding game, so we need to dig deep especially in the game’s physicality.”Kelly Nabong got 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead GlobalPort, which dropped to 4-5, now tied with Phoenix and Blackwater for the seventh spot.ADVERTISEMENT “That was the story of the game: our defense,” said coach Chito Victolero. “Every time we limit our opponents to under 88 points, we have a big chance of winning the game.”Magnolia got back to its winning ways and rose to 7-3, putting pressure on fellow league leaders San Miguel and Alaska which will battle each other on Saturday in Batangas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDela Rosa once again notched a career-high 18 points, nine coming in the payoff period, to go with four rebounds as he reached a new career-best in scoring for the third straight game.Justin Melton contributed 14 markers, six boards, and five assists, while Ian Sangalang also got 14 points, six rebounds, and two dimes in the victory. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano PBA IMAGESMagnolia came alive in the second half to snap its two-game losing skid and down GlobalPort, 96-81, Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Getting their act straight after the halftime break, the Hotshots used a huge 16-3 push to turn a seven-point deficit into a 59-53 lead with 3:16 left in the third quarter before Rome dela Rosa took the baton in the fourth and put the game away.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest02:14Carpio 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arocha admits Arellano ‘relaxed’ in near meltdown Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jonathan Grey got 13 markers, Sean Anthony had 12 points, 11 boards, and four assists, and Jeric Teng also got 12 in the defeat.Stanley Pringle was limited to just five points in a frustrating 1-of-12 shooting night from the field.The Scores:MAGNOLIA 96 — Dela Rosa 18, Melton 14, Sangalang 14, Lee 13, Barroca 12, Ramos 11, Pingris 6, Jalalon 5, Simon 2, Reavis 1, Brondial 0, Herndon 0.GLOBALPORT 81 — Nabong 21, Grey 13, Anthony 12, Teng 12, Araña 5, Pringle 5, Gabayni 4, Sargent 3, Elorde 2, Flores 2, Taha 2, Guinto 0, Juico 0.Quarters: 17-22, 34-39, 69-61, 96-81.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more