West Indies, Zimbabwe tie ODI

first_img Off the last ball of the contest, Holder missed a waft at a widish full-length delivery and scampered off for a bye, but wicketkeeper Peter Moor threw down the stumps to foil Carter’s dash to safety at the striker’s end, leaving Zimbabwe to celebrate a share of the points. All told, the Windies lost their last six wickets for 37 runs in the space of 32 balls in a stunning collapse. They continued at the top of the standings on seven points, two clear of Sri Lanka, while Zimbabwe picked up their first points of the campaign to remain bottom on two points. Scores: Zimbabwe 257 off 50 overs (Craig Ervine 92, Sikandar Raza 77, Chamu Chibhabha 25; Carlos Brathwaite 4-48, Shannon Gabriel 2-45, Jason Holder 2-47). West Indies 257 for eight off 50 overs (Shai Hope 101, Kraigg Brathwaite 78; Donald Tiripano 2-26, Sean Williams 2-52). – CMC Shai Hope’s maiden one-day hundred (101) proved in vain as West Indies amazingly squandered an ideal opportunity for a second straight win in the Tri-Nations Series by playing to a nerve-jangling tie with Zimbabwe here yesterday. Requiring a mere four runs from the last over in pursuit of 258 for victory at Queens Sports Club, the Caribbean side dramatically lost three wickets while scoring just three runs. The task appeared a simple one when captain Jason Holder (4 not out) took a single to cover off the first ball of the over from seamer Donald Tiripano (2-26), but Carlos Brathwaite then lost the plot off the second delivery and was caught at long on for nine. Off the very next delivery, Ashley Nurse was run out at the non-striker’s end without facing a ball after Holder struck a first drive back to Tiripano, who unintentionally parried the ball on to the stumps, with Nurse short of his ground. With victory now becoming increasingly complicated, Holder scrambled a leg bye off the fourth delivery, and left-hander Jonathan Carter (1) swung the penultimate delivery of the game to square leg for a single to bring the scores level. SHARE OF THE POINTSlast_img read more

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Day of upsets at Caymanas Park … Nelson, Henry among double winners

first_imgYesterday’s mid-week programme at Caymanas Park was dominated by outsiders, so much so that there were carry-overs in all the exotic bets.The first Super-6 had no takers, resulting in a $1.2 million carry-over to Saturday’s Front Runner-sponsored meet, while the twilight Super-6 also eluded punters, offering a $2.4 million carry-over to Saturday as well.If that wasn’t enough, the Pick-9 proved elusive, with only one person good enough to spot seven of nine winners to win a $137,000 consolation prize, leaving a million-dollar carry-over, while the same were true of the Pick-4, Place Pot 8 and Hi-Five embracing the closing race.With no trophy race at stake on the nine-race programme, four jockeys shared the honours with two winners each.They were former champions Wesley Henry (Dragline, Silver Slippers) and Dane Nelson (Meet Justin, Conclusion), as well as Ameth Robles (Dutchrow, Malachi) and the 3.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell (Traditional Storm, Turbo Machine).MANY FAVOURITES FELLThe Enos Brown-trained SILVER SLIPPERS at 1-4 in the fourth race over 1100 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up was the only favourite to oblige, as other top heavy favourites such as BRAVE PROSPECT, FIVE STAR, FIERY PATH, DUSSELDORF and MANDEYA fell like nine pins on the afternoon.Upsets were provided by MEET JUSTIN at 17-1, TURBO CHARGE at 11-1, MALACHI at 9-1, CONCLUSION at 7-1, MARKOFAPRINCE at 6-1 and the improving TRADITIONAL STORM at 5-1, the latter making most in the fourth race over 1400 to make it two in a row.Saturday’s programme will feature phase two of the Front Runner Racing Series (sponsored by Newport Mills) for three-years olds in two races – the Hot Line Stakes for native bred fillies over 1200 metres and the Sir Howard Stakes, again over 1200 metres for colts and geldings.The annual renewal of the valuable Kings’ Plate over 1400 metres for open allowance horses will also be run.last_img read more

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Guiao sees ‘game-changer’ SC ruling on PSC share of Pagcor profits

first_imgNLEX coach Yeng Guiao. (File photo by TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.net)NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said he is optimistic that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of a petition he filed that seeks to compel the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) to remit to the Philippine Sports Commission its full share of the gaming agency’s earnings.Guiao said a favorable ruling by the Supreme Court could be a “game changer” for Philippine sports.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Last year, for example, Pagcor grossed P55.06 billion in revenues—a record for the agency.But the PSC’s share from that pie amounted to P1.26 billion. While that was an increase of P235 million remitted to the PSC in 2015, it was still way off the approximately P2.8 billion that the sports-funding agency should have gotten.Guiao said the money deficit his resolution would cover will provide the PSC with additional funding, not only for the training of elite athletes from targeted sports and the building of a wide grassroots base but also give sports officials the chance to put up a sports training facility outside Metro Manila.“We can, for example, seriously study building a training center in Clark,” said Guiao.Triathlon star Nikko Huelgas, the Southeast Asian Games gold medalist who was with Guiao on the show, admitted that training outside of Metro Manila was a huge factor in his successful bid to rule the biennial meet in back-to-back editions.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao City 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 “The training environment is better, there’s less distractions and you can really focus on your preparation,” said Huelgas.The national sports program has long been hampered by a lack of solid funding and sports officials have always pointed to that as the reason for every debacle Team Philippines sufferes in the SEA Games, Asian Games or the Olympics.And Guiao hopes a favorable Supreme Court ruling can remedy that situation.“There’s no other way to interpret the [PSC] law,” said Guiao. “The wording is very specific when it comes to the PSC’s share of Pagcor’s revenues.”“I’m hoping we can get a ruling this year,” Guiao added. “At the latest, we’re looking at early next year. Our lawyers are constantly working on it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES “It is a big boost to the perennial problem of having too little funds for our sports programs,” said Guiao Thursday, behind the scenes of his guesting on Sports IQ, the Inquirer’s multi-platform live sports talk show.“If the Supreme Court rules in our favor, and I’m optimistic it will, that will be a game changer,” he added.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’Section 26 of Republic Act 6847, the law that created the PSC, clearly states that “5 percent of Pagcor’s gross income shall be automatically remitted directly to the PSC.”“All the PSC is getting right now is less than 2.5 percent of Pagcor’s earnings,” Guiao later explained during the show. “That means the PSC is getting below half of what it is lawfully theirs.” Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaylast_img read more

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JRU humiliates Perpetual with 33-point rout, holds on to 3rd place

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Despite the win, Meneses said that the Heavy Bombers should not be complacent going into the last four games of the eliminations.“We have to stay focused. We’re not yet in. Anything can happen and every game counts,” he said. “We can’t be complacent. We should be worried about our team, and all we have to do is do our jobs.”Prince Eze was the lone bright spot for the Altas with 23 points, 20 rebounds, and three blocks, as he failed to get enough support from his locals.The Scores:JRU 85 – Dela Virgen 18, Poutouochi 16, Mendoza 12, Grospe 8, David 8, Teodoro 8, Lasquety 6, Abdul Razak 5, Bordon 2, Mariano 2, Mate 0, Pontejos 0, Sibangan 0, Sawat 0. ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University made quick work of Perpetual with an 85-52 blowout to reinforce its hold of the third spot in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers held the Altas to just five points in the first quarter as they jumped to a 39-15 halftime advantage and extended the lead to as much 35, 83-48, off a MJ Dela Virgen trey late in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “It was our defense which was our main weapon earlier. It was our good defense which translated to good offense for us,” said coach Vergel Meneses.Dela Virgen ignited the rout scoring six in the first period to finish the game with 18 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from three along with eight assists and three rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAbdel Poutouochi added 16 markers and seven boards, while Jed Mendoza had 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists in the win.JRU remained ahead of pack at solo third place with its 8-6 card, while Perpetual continued to drop in the standings with its third straight defeat for a 4-9 record. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PERPETUAL 52 – Eze 23, Pido 8, Sadiwa 8, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 3, Hao 3, Coronel 2, Ylagan 2, Dagangon 0, Casas 0, Clemente 0, Singontiko 0, Yuhico 0, Lucente 0.Quarters: 17-5, 39-15, 64-39, 85-52. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA: Cavs’ Smith doesn’t mind coming off the bench after Wade’s arrival DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

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Fajardo hopes Beermen will win more titles with Standhardinger

first_imgTeammates in a few minutes? @TheSMBeermen #PBADraft2017 pic.twitter.com/HyTRoJmJX2— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) October 29, 2017Fajardo knows the acquisition of Standhardinger makes San Miguel a much more dangerous team but he doesn’t want to get too far ahead of himself and the Beermen have not done anything yet at this point.“It’s not that easy to win. You have to take it one game at a time, one conference at a time. I hope he could really help us win not only games, but also championships,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re glad that we got him. I believe that he could be a huge contributor for us to help us win games and hopefully the championships,” he said.READ: Standhardinger ‘very excited’ to play with Fajardo at SMBFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFajardo, though, admitted that the only concern is how Standhardinger would fit in with the Beermen’s system considering that won’t suit up until midway through the conference due to his commitments with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League.“Of course, it’s important to him to adapt to coach’s system. We already have something set with our team and he has to find a way to fit right in,” he said. June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo may have only played a couple of minutes together with No. 1 overall pick Christian Standhardinger in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, but he’s convinced that his fellow Gilas Pilipinas mainstay will help San Miguel Beer in a lot of ways.“He’ll bring the hustle and energy. He can really help us because you already know what he’s capable of, which is high on rebounding,” Fajardo said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA: 76ers rookie Fultz out indefinitely LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Adamson head coach Air Padda admitted she experienced difficulty in handling the team after their two straight losses, saying that the players lost their focus after their loss to University of Santo Tomas.The win over La Salle, Padda said, was the biggest sigh of relief for her after their struggles the past week.“We haven’t been focused, it’s hard coaching them this week, and for them to come out here, man, today I’m really proud of them,” said Padda. “The only goal I set for them was to make the school proud, it wasn’t even beating La Salle.”“It’s not about the name on your back, it’s about this, the name on the front.”Soyud finished with 18 points to lead Adamson while Mylene Paat and Dacoron had 15 points apiece with Galanza pitching in 10 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Mary Joy Baron led La Salle with 13 points while Cheng added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Lady Falcons snapped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 and take possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Spikers slipped to 4-2.Former Lady Spiker Eli Soyud proved to be the thorn on the side of La Salle when she capped off Adamson’s 12-5 run in the fourth with two straight kills that gave the Lady Falcons a 17-10 lead.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 folkMary Joy Dacoron put Adamson at match point, 24-19, when she broke through the double block of Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya.Then, captain Jema Galanza, who ended La Salle for the Lady Falcons’ final point. SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events PLAY LIST 01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far after toppling defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coachlast_img read more

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Ceres-Negros aims to keep unbeaten run

first_imgMOST READ Boeung Ket has won just one out of its four matches, its only victory coming against Singapore’s Home United, 3-2, at home on March 6.The Busmen can clinch top spot in the group with a win coupled by a loss or a draw for Singapore’s Home United against Shan United of Myanmar.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 crown Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC PHNOM PENH—Reigning Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros aims to continue its unbeaten streak in the AFC Cup as it clashes with a Boeung Ket squad looking to avenge a heavy defeat at Olympic Stadium here on Wednesday night.The Busmen, on top of Group F with 10 points from four matches, can move a step closer of sealing a place in the zonal semifinals with another victory in the 6:30 p.m. match (7:30 p.m. in Manila) against the Cambodians, whom they drubbed, 9-0, at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod in February.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Chinese clobber Malditas LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

first_imgHe just couldn’t hold off Antetokounmpo on the other end for the decisive tip-in.The disappointing end for the Celtics overshadowed their spirited rally from a 65-45 deficit. Play got chippy and the Celtics limited the Bucks’ transition game.They came up one basket short at the end.Antetokounmpo “made a great tip-in and he was battling for the ball. That’s what great players do,” coach Brad Stevens said.Both teams traded clutch buckets down the stretch.After Tatum’s long jumper, Brogdon hit a transition 3 from the corner for a 102-100 lead with 33 seconds left. Al Horford followed with two foul shots to tie the game at 102 with 29 seconds remaining.They couldn’t send the game into overtime. Morris bent over in frustration near the Boston bench after his fadeaway hit the rim.“We got the look we wanted … It’s a shot that (Morris) can make 10 out of 10 times,” Brown said. “It didn’t go in tonight. So Game 5, keep moving forward.”TIP INSCeltics: Stevens kept his starting five intact after the team never recovered from a disastrous first quarter in Game 3. Stevens said he would likely only make a switch for matchup purposes. … Boston ended with a 43-36 edge on the boards. … Morris finished with 13 points and shot 4 of 14. 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Romeo on dribbling violations: Ref officiated from another planet before Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Bucks held on for a 104-102 win to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.Boston’s Marcus Morris missed a 14-footer at the buzzer with Khris Middleton’s hand in his face to seal a nail-biting win for the Bucks.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 crownSeconds earlier, the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo jumped and reached up with his left arm around Boston’s Jayson Tatum to put back Malcolm Brogdon’s missed layup for the game-winner.“It’s a heck of play,” coach Joe Prunty said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTGame 5 is Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bucks: Starting C John Henson missed a second straight game with a sore back. … The Bucks went with the same starting five as Game 3, with Zeller replacing Henson and Brogdon starting for Tony Snell. … Jabari Parker led a vigorous effort off the bench with 16 points and seven rebounds. Backup C Thon Maker blocked five shots and played most of the fourth quarter.OFF THE BENCHThe Bucks’ reinvigorated bench outscored the Celtics’ reserves 31-15. Parker, in particular, gave the team a lift in the first half with perhaps his best defensive play of the year after forcing turnovers on two straight Boston possessions at one point.QUOTABLE“We played great in the second half. We played great in the first six minutes of the game. The 18 minutes that ended the first half were not good. They had a lot to do with that.” — Stevens.BLOCK PARTYThe Bucks set a franchise playoff high with 14 blocks, eclipsing the previous high of 13 set in Game 3. The 7-foot-1 Maker has turned into disruptive presence after playing sparingly in the first two games. He’s getting extended minutes because Henson’s injury.“Thon is playing extremely assertive. The blocked shots are going to stand out because that’s something somebody can see on the stat sheet,” Prunty said.STAT LINESBrown picked up the second 30-point game of the postseason after scoring just one 30-point game in the regular season. He was 13 of 24 from the field but 2 of 10 from the 3-point arc. … The Bucks shot at least 52 percent from the field for the third straight game. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — After losing a 20-point lead to the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks were determined not to lose another playoff game.Leave it to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to come up with a big play in the final seconds on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Boston.Antetokounmpo added seven rebounds and five assists, while Middleton scored 23 points. The Bucks’ two best players were clutch in the closing seconds of a tense victory, another sign of maturity for the one of the league’s up-and-coming teams.“One of the most important things that we can carry from this game moving forward is that we stayed disciplined and we trusted one another,” Antetokounmpo said.It could just as easily have fallen apart for Milwaukee after losing a 20-point lead with 7:37 left in the third quarter.Jaylen Brown had 34 points for the Celtics, while Tatum added 21. Tatum’s 18-footer with 52 seconds left gave the Celtics a brief 100-99 lead.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Batang Gilas struggles in 2nd half, loses big to France

first_imgAfter settling for a slim 38-32 halftime lead, France came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Philippines, 35-13.The fancied French, led by European sensation Killian Hayes, remained relentless in the final frame, where they limited the Filipinos to just nine points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFrance had five players scoring in double figures. Malcolm Cazalan had 18 points, Matthieu Gauzin added 16 while Hayes and Theo Maledon tallied 14 each. Timothe Crusol chipped in 11.Carl Tamayo was the lone bright spot for the Philippines, notching a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But even Tamayo wasn’t exempted from Batang Gilas’ offensive woes as the forward went 5-of-18 from the field.The Philippines shot 32 percent from the field and had 21 turnovers.Taking care of the ball has been one of Batang Gilas’ early problems in the tournament. The team turned the ball over 28 times in a 97-75 loss to Croatia on Sunday.Kai Sotto, who posted 23 points and 12 rebounds against Croatia, was limited to just seven points and six rebounds.Sotto and company hope to bounce back and get their first win on Wednesday against host Argentina.ADVERTISEMENT LABron: James agrees to 4-year deal with Lakers 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 MOST READ Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas took another crushing loss, this time at the hands of European champion France, 95-54, in the Fiba U17 World Cup early Monday morning in Argentina.The Filipinos stayed within reach in the first two quarters but it was an entirely different story in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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Cold-shooting Philippines turns to defense in win over Qatar

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 “Mentally, everybody was just pushing hard on defense and everybody felt that. Anybody who comes off the bench and will not not put out that same effort would feel ashamed of himself because he sees that all of his teammates were pushing hard,” Guiao said.“So that’s the mental perspective of everybody that if I have to play for my teammate and I have to play for my country, I cannot put out 99 percent, I have to put out more than 100 percent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Philippines’ Gabe Norwood, right, gives Qatar’s Momar Talla Gueye little room to operate. Photo from Fiba.comAfter another rough shooting night, the Philippines found that its best offensive weapon was its defense.The Filipinos’ offensive struggles continued on Monday, four nights after firing blanks in a loss to Iran.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Only this time, they pulled out the stops to complete a big turnaround and beat Qatar despite making only three out of their 32 tries beyond-the-arc.“The big difference was these guys really wanted to win and they showed that by the kind of defense that they played. It’s really a commitment to defend,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said after a 92-81 win played closed-door at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Philippines bounces back, pulls way in 4th to beat Qatar“It is almost impossible to sustain a 54-percent three-point shooting percentage if you play good defense,” Guiao, whose squad trailed by as much as 17, added.  Philippines bounces back, pulls away in 4th to beat Qatar Guiao was on point.With the Nationals applying a smothering pressure defense from 94 feet in the second half, the Qataris ended up missing all of their nine attempts from the three-point area after going 7-of-13 in the first two quarters.The Philippines’ unrelenting defense in the last two quarters also forced Qatar to commit nine turnovers, eight of which off steals.“We really committed ourselves to playing defense in the third quarter. We had a couple steals leading to easy baskets that gave us confidence,” said big man Beau Belga, who did a little bit of everything collecting 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and three blocks, in Filipino.Guiao felt his players’ mindset changed at halftime where Qatar took a 52-39 lead.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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