Road Warriors hold off Batang Pier, bolster Top Four bid

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJuami Tiongson caught fire late while JR Quiñahan did the dirty work as NLEX repulsed GlobalPort, 109-99, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pint-sized playmaker dropped 14 points in the payoff period, 12 of which coming from beyond-the-arc, as he triggered the Road Warriors’ early fourth quarter blast.ADVERTISEMENT Tiongson wound up with 21 points on 5-of-7 clip from three and four assists.“Juami Tiongson played really good today. That’s the way we want it, we want players stepping up,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “Kevin Alas did not play bad, but Tiongson was just playing so well that I let him finish the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe burly Quiñahan followed suit, scrapping his way down low to rack up 18 markers and off the bench as he helped NLEX grab a 102-91 lead with 4:03 remaining.Aaron Fuller topscored with 33 points that went with 20 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as the Road Warriors moved up to 7-2 in the standings with two games remaining in their schedule. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Guiao felt relieved to have survived the Batang Pier, who missed the services of Stanley Pringle.Pringle left for the United States to be with his ailing father.“We’re lucky that Pringle wasn’t there. I was watching the game against TNT and I was already contemplating on how will we stop this guy. But sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good,” said the veteran mentor.NLEX jumped out of the gates firing, establishing control early, 27-9, with 3:00 left in the first quarter before GlobalPort made a huge run that paved way for a nip-and-tuck battle in the middle quarters.But Tiongson was just stellar, holding off the Batang Pier as the Road Warriors inched closer on nabbing a top four seat that comes with a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight sets Read Next “We need eight wins to make the top four. We have two more games, hard games against TNT and Star, so if we luck on one of those, we’ll get what we’re waiting for,” said Guiao.Murphy Holloway paced GlobalPort (3-4) with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, six steals, and three blocks, while Terrence Romeo came off the bench and fired 24 markers, but went 6-of-13 from threes and committed eight turnovers in the loss.The scores:NLEX 109 – Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99 – Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Cone apologizes to Black for handshake snub

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone apologized for his actions late in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals on Wednesday.The two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor was repentant after he refused to shake Meralco coach Norman Black’s hand on the heels of the Bolts’ 94-81 win to get on the board, 2-1, in the best-of-7 Finals series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole He then said a few words to the Meralco bench on his way out of floor when the buzzer sounded.“Yes, I was upset about the timeout that was called late in the game, but there is no one in the PBA that I respect more than Norman Black. I got caught up in the moment and could have handled it differently. I apologize, and will do so to him personally,” he said.Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between Ginebra and Meralco is slated on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES READ: Black blasts Cone after post-game spat “I regret my actions after Game 3 ended,” he said in a statement sent to reporters on Thursday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCone admitted that he was irked when Black sued for time with 38.1 seconds remaining in Game 3 with the outcome already decided.A visibly irritated Cone stood at the sidelines and refused to convene with his team in the huddle as he waited for the game clock to elapse. Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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Grey steps up anew with career-high for GlobalPort

first_img“I’m just thankful to the coaches and the management for the confidence they’re giving me. I struggled in the beginning, but their trust never waned,” Grey said.Grey continued to repay that faith on Sunday as he fired a career-high 24 points, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the team’s 107-88 decimation of the Bolts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his good games coming at the expense of Meralco, the team that drafted him seventh in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, a few couldn’t help but wonder if the former St. Benilde standout is spurred by revenge against his old crew.Grey, however, said that it’s not the case, noting his stellar showing versus the Bolts is just pure coincidence. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img PBA IMAGESNo Terrence Romeo, no problem for GlobalPort.With the super scorer still injure, the Batang Pier found an able replacement in Jonathan Grey as the sophomore has been having a tear so far in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “Nothing personal. It just so happens that when we face them, I have a good game,” he said.With Romeo yet to suit up for GlobalPort in the foreseeable future due to his knee contusion injury, Grey said that he’s just willing to stay the course and give it his all whenever his number gets called.“Every time I play, I always give my 100-percent to win for the team. That’s all. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. But I always try to give everything for the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Altas recover, down Chiefs to force NCAA Finals decider

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “We need to work harder for us to win the championship,” said Catipay.Ronniel Rosales also shot 13 while Rey Taneo chipped in 11 points for the Altas, who redeemed themselves after a stunning loss in the finals opener on Friday.John Joseph Cabillan scored 12 points for the Chiefs, who nearly stole the first set after climbing back from a 20-11 hole.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help regrouped after a third set meltdown to beat Arellano University, 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Altas extended the championship round to a deciding Game 3 on Thursday but not after recovering from a major collapse in the third set where they blew a 21-12 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual Help head coach Sammy Acaylar said his team’s meltdown was all “psychological” as his players tend to let their guards down when leading.“We relax big time whenever we take a huge lead,” Acaylar told reporters in Filipino. “But that’s not to take anything away from Arellano. Arellano is a very good team. They play with heart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Altas, who weathered the Chiefs’ comeback in the opening set, restored order in the fourth set behind their graduating setter Warren Catipay and hard hitters led by rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel.Catipay dished out 40 excellent sets while Almodiel finished with 13 points. Four others notch double-digit scoring for Perpetual Help with Ridzuan Muhali firing a game-high 15.center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers ‘worst nightmare’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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Vanguardia not blaming Wright amid Phoenix’s struggles

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES “Everybody should be accountable for it. We didn’t have the breaks today. NLEX made shots in the fourth quarter that we couldn’t stop, and their veterans were able to execute, unlike us. So we should learn how to close out games,” he said.Phoenix springs back to action on Sunday, August 6, against Blackwater. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Vanguardia continued: “Our defense didn’t hold up in the fourth quarter, especially on Lastimosa. It’s a wasted chance for us to move up. We know we got outworked especially in the fourth quarter.”The Fuel Masters lost the rebounding battle to the Road Warriors, 65-46, and their bench unit failed to provide the necessary lift as they could only muster 37 points, compared to NLEX’s 53.Wright, who poured 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort, agreed with his mentor, noting that immaturity got the better of the Fuel Masters in the end game.“We had some poor executions down the stretch. That’s why we lost,” he said.Necessitating responsibility from his lineup top-down, Vanguardia said that this defeat to NLEX should be a building block for Phoenix moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Ariel Vanguardia, it’s just pure coincidence that Phoenix’s struggles arose when Matthew Wright came back to the roster.“We’re not blaming anyone. We win as a team, we lose as a team,” he said Sunday after the Fuel Masters absorbed a 95-91 loss to NLEX to suffer their second straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: CEU ‘ready’ for must-win game vs Racal Wright has yet to taste a victory with Phoenix since coming back from his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the 2017 Jones Cup.The Fil-Canadian sniper has been averaging 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in the two games he has played in this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut in Vanguardia’s eyes, the Fuel Masters have a bigger problem as a whole rather than individually.“We couldn’t finish the job,” he quipped, as Phoenix squandered a 10-point lead, 78-68 with 8:58 remaining and allowed NLEX to rampage behind Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari.last_img read more

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PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The Bicolano bet fighting out of Hitman MMA did not have to showcase his improved conditioning as his aggression from the get-go helped him buck Liu’s counters to emerge triumphant in his first match in the flyweight division.Hisyam Samsudin (2-2) of Malaysia silenced the raucous crowd as he pounded Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz (0-2) with repeated elbows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the match at the 2:47 of the first round.After the match, the Malaysian bet couldn’t stop the tears as he dedicated the triumph to his father, who passed away on Friday.“I know you want to support me here in Jakarta, but this is for you, dad!,” a jubilant Samsudin said.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matheis (3-3) survived Cambodian Phat Soda (0-1) early and submitted the visitor with a rear-naked choke at the 3:11 mark of the first round to protect his home floor.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim In the preliminary fights, Thai Rithy (6-2) of Cambodia pummeled Liberian Jerome S. Paye (2-4) to take the knockout victory in their catchweight match 19 seconds into the second round.Indonesian bantamweight bet Riski Umar (1-0) blasted compatriot Adi Nugroho (0-2) with a killer knee strike on the midsection to roar in his ONE debut with a first round knockout 2:00 into the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Roy Doliguez. Photo from ONEJAKARTA — Filipino bets halted their respective losing streaks, prevailing in the undercard of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.Roy Doliguez and Ramon Gonzales both emerged victorious for the first time in the promotion to raise the Philippine flag high and proud here in Indonesia. ADVERTISEMENT Doliguez (7-4) pulled off a huge upset as his left straight landed right in the jaw of Yago Bryan (3-3), to win his match at the 2:58 mark of the third round.The 35-year-old’s will never wavered even if Bryan, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, took control majority of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHaving a sense of desperation in the final round, Doliguez banked on his better striking game as his stringent boxing training paid off, knocking his Brazilian foe with the killer punch to force the referee stoppage in the final round and stop his three-match slide.Meanwhile, Gonzales (2-2) submitted Chinese foe Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu (2-3), locking his opponent in a triangle choke at the 1:52 mark of the second round to end his two-match skid. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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London Olympics: Oh Jin Hyek wins gold in men’s individual archery

first_imgOh Jin Hyek won an Olympics gold for South Korea in the men’s individual archery on Friday, with a dominant victory over his Japanese opponent Takaharu Furukawa in the final. Oh’s victory gives South Korea its first gold in the men’s individual event, where South Korean archers have endured a puzzling lack of success despite winning four golds in the team competition.Oh out-shot Furukawa 7-1, never shooting a score lower than eight and scoring 10 on seven occasions.China’s Dai Xiaoxiang had earlier edged out Rick van der Ven of the Netherlands in a tense shoot-off for the bronze medal.Van der Ven started strongly, winning the first two sets, but allowed Dai back into the match in the third and fourth sets before the fifth set was tied, sending the match to a shoot-off.Dai’s arrow landed almost exactly in the centre of the target, giving him the bronze when van der Ven could not beat the shot.The Dutch archer had earlier produced the shock of the tournament, thrashing world record holder Im Dong-Hyun of South Korea 7-1 in the last 16.last_img read more

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London Olympics 2012: Peralta drives Mexico to beat Brazil for football gold

first_imgA brace from Mexican Oribe Peralta ensured Brazil’s wait for Olympic football gold continued as Mexico won their first gold of the Games at Wembley on Saturday with a 2-1 margin.Mexico took the lead with the fastest goal ever in an Olympic final – it took a mere 29 seconds for Peralta to score after Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva played a poor pass that Javier Aquino knocked up to Peralta for the overage player to score with a precise finish.Peralta grabbed his and Mexico’s second with a bullet header from Marco Fabian’s free kick on 75 minutes as four motionless Brazilian defenders watched the unmarked striker score.Hulk pulled one back for Brazil in second-half stoppage time with clever movement followed by a precise finish, but it proved to be only a consolation as his team mate Oscar headed over from three yards with seconds left.Although their defence seemed nervous after Peralta’s opener, Brazil began to assert their presence in attack and on 20 minutes a pass from Leandro on the left flank found its way to Oscar in the box, but his shot was weak and aimed at Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona.Bringing on Porto striker Hulk for Alexis Sandro on 31 minutes firmed up Brazil with the presence of a respected senior player, and their confidence level crept upwards.On 38 minutes, Hulk tested Corona with a curving and dipping 30-yard shot, forcing him into a diving save, two minutes before Marcelo hammered a shot past Corona’s post from eight yards.advertisementIn the second half, Brazil upped the pressure, creating their best chance of the match so far on 59 minutes, only for Neymar to miscue his shot from eight yards and send the ball over the bar.Fabian almost doubled Mexico’s lead four minutes later, going one-on-one with Gabriel and missing his first effort before responding with a spectacular overhead kick on the rebound that clattered against the bar.Peralta soon put the ball in the back of the net again with a placed finish from a cross, but it was disallowed for a clear offside.On Friday, South Korea won bronze, beating Japan 2-0 for third place.last_img read more

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Pacquiao back in site of biggest victories

first_imgThere’s still hope MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao’s eyes glistened as he disembarked from his shiny black Mercedes Benz van right in front of the MGM Grand lobby.On a cold and rainy Monday evening, Pacquiao stepped right back to the site of some of his spectacular conquests after fighting elsewhere the past two years due to tax problems.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img And no one is more excited than the eight-division champion, whose face once again adorned the gigantic, bright billboards that greeted Team Pacquiao as it descended into The Strip.“I’m very excited,” exclaimed Pacquiao. “It feels good to be back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe will fight Adrien Broner on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) to defend his WBA welterweight crown.The odds continued to favor Pacquiao. The lines didn’t change from when the bout was announced: A $280 bet on Pacquiao wins $100. A $100 wager on the 29-year-old Broner, a four-division champ, will win $230. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion But it’s going to be more than that for Pacquiao, whose career enjoyed a revival since last scoring his first knockout in almost a decade last year.“It’s very important for me (KO win) because I want to prove something, this being my first fight since I turned 40,” said Pacquiao in Filipino.His performance against Broner could also affect the prospects of his rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is partly promoting the 12-round bout.Pacquiao and Broner will meet face-to-face here in Tuesday’s Grand Arrival festivities.“I can’t wait to be on the ring,” said Pacquiao, who is fighting for the first time in the United States since his triumph over Jessie Vargas in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The MGM Grand is especially close to Pacquiao’s heart because it was the venue of his watershed moment in 2001, when he stopped Lehlo Ledwaba and formally announced to the boxing world that he had arrived.It also bore witness to his crushing victories over the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya.The last time Pacquiao fought here was in 2016, when he soundly beat Tim Bradley.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Gutsy victory

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Search for new PH sports star continues Barangay Ginebra snapped out of a two-game losing streak in style, mangling Columbian, 97-85, in the other game.The Gin Kings imposed their will defensively in the middle two quarters, using their superior advantage in size to hold the Dyip to just 35 points in that span and win their third game in five matches.Columbian lost for the second straight game and dropped to 2-3.Greg Slaughter had a heyday underneath, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Gin Kings. Rookie CJ Perez paced the Dyip with 25 points.NLEX raised an alarm of sorts when Kevin Alas, who finished with 12 points, left the game for fears of re-injuring his surgically repaired knee.ADVERTISEMENT New acquisition Poy Erram had 12 and a critical block on a driving Ranidel de Ocampo late in the stretch as the Road Warriors improved to 2-3 while tying their victims for a share of fifth spot along with idle San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa.Erram, who the Road Warriors chased in the off-season and gave up a lot to sign, also finished with eight points and seven assists to earn Player of the Game honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This is a good character-building experience win,” coach Yeng Guiao said. “We are learning how to win games in the endgame. But we were also lucky at some point. That block [by Erram] was really key. It’s as good as a winning shot for us.”“This is a positive sign, the last time we won a game with a comfortable lead,” Guiao went on. “We had some key guys [stepping up] in the end game for us.” MOST READ Read Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ANTIPOLO—JR Quiñahan returned from injury bay to shoot 16 points and three others tossed in 12 or more as NLEX tripped Meralco, 87-83 in a Petron Saturday Special game for a second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT “As big as his heart was, we had to replace him,” Guiao said of Alas. “He will go straight to the hospital after this.”Quiñahan, who twisted an ankle in NLEX’s second game, was 3-for-3 from three-point range and 5-for-10 from the field overall.Meanwhile, action returns to Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday with Governors’ Cup finalists Alaska and Magnolia finally debuting against separate foes.The Aces take the floor first at 4:30 p.m. against Rain or Shine, before the Hotshots battle on-and-off TNT KaTropa in the 6:45 p.m. game.Jeffrey Cariaso will call the shots for the Aces, as head coach Alex Compton just returned from the United States on Saturday after attending to an important family matter. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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