‘No pressure’ says Fraser – Pryce

first_imgSTOCKHOLM, Sweden:If Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is feeling the pressure of defending her world crown, it was not evident as she cruised to victory at the BAHAUS Athletics Diamond League meeting yesterday.She clocked 10.93 seconds (-0.2) in front of a Stockholm crowd that clearly idolises the sprint legend.With the World Championships less than a month away, Fraser-Pryce told The Gleaner: “There’s always pressure going into any meet. I’m defending champion and everybody’s coming, but that’s not something I worry about.”I’m not worried about anything actually! I’m just focused on executing the race and enjoying the championships.”Beijing holds fond memories for the Jamaican. It was in 2008 that a young Fraser-Pryce announced herself to the world by claiming the 100m gold at the Beijing Olympics.LOOKFORWARDTOBEIJING”I’m looking forward to going back to Beijing. In 2008, I had no idea that I would win a medal. Rather, I was going there for the sheer excitement of making an Olympic team.”I was looking forward to seeing all the athletes, and if anything, I was star struck when I got there.”And here I am, years later, going back as the defending world champion.”There is something about the Jamaican, which makes her turn up for the big races. She is a genuine championship performer. Just what is her secret?”I have no idea how I perform so well in major championships,” she said.”When I get to major championships, I’m just very focused and ready to run.”It’s weird, but I think my body has a memory, which remembers when I’m in a big race. So far, I’ve only lost one championship, which was in 2011.”I rely on past experiences and victories. I just seem to get it right at the right time.”The 28-year-old has illuminated the sport over the years with her demeanour and famous smile. Her calm start-line antics go against some of the more serious traits of her competitors, who can barely raise a smile while in the zone.Fraser-Pryce said: “I’ve no pre-race antics. I’m not focused on what anybody else does.”Fraser-Pryce’s compatriot Natasha Morrison, came home third in the 100m in Stockholm. She, too, was happy enough before Beijing.”It was very chilly, and I’m looking forward to Beijing,” said a contented Morrison, who registered 11.22. American Tori Bowie was second in 11.05.In the triple jump, Kimberly Williams took third place behind Caterine Ibarguen, 14.69m, and Olga Rypakova, 14.30m. After an opening effort of 13.89m, she improved to 14.21m with her second leap. Her fifth jump of 14.22m was her best effort.There was no joy either for 800m runner Simoya Campbell.Campbell came home sixth (2:01:57) but is of the view that she can produce in Beijing.”I feel very confident before going to Beijing and feel comfortable in myself. I have been putting in all the work needed.”The event was won by Renelle Lamote (France) in 1:59.91.Rusheen McDonald (45.55) and Edino Steele (46.17) came home sixth and eighth, respectively in the 400m, which was won by Machel Cedenio (Trinidad and Tobago), 44.97.Peter Matthews, 45.79 was content with his second-place finish in the 400m B race.last_img read more

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Bonner credits bowlers for St Catherine derby success

first_imgOut-of-favour West Indies batsman Nkrumah Bonner has pinpointed pressured bowling as the reason behind St Catherine CA’s narrow nine-wicket win over St Catherine CC in their recent Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Overs Championship clash. The Zone B contest, which gives the winning team bragging rights, saw St Catherine CA coming out on top courtesy of a brilliant all-round performance from the 26-year-old Bonner, who also bowls part-time leg spin. Bonner, who recently signed to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes for the upcoming four-day WICB Professional League, slammed a top score of 66 in St Catherine CA’s competitive total of 224 off 47.3 overs. This was in addition to supplemental scores of 40 and 31 not out, respectively, from national trials invitee, wicketkeeper Kemar Marshall and veteran Erron Downer. The experienced Tamar Lam-bert, with five for 22, led the way for St Catherine CC’s bowlers. Bonner then returned in late afternoon to cop two for 31, as St Catherine CC, who were penalised 18 runs when they were in the field for slow over rate, were dismissed for 233 with two balls to spare. St Catherine CC, the defending champions, based on the penalty runs conceded, needed to score 242 for victory. Left-arm spinner Coi Thompson, another Jamaica four-day trials invitee, led the way for St Catherine CA’s bowling with three for 17. Off-spin all-rounder Pete Salmon, 62, and national batsman Shacaya Thomas, 52, contributed most runs for the losers. “It was a good game by us, and for the spectators,” said Bonner, captain of St Catherine CA. “We fell short, I believe, by about 40 runs, but our bowlers, really put the pressure on them,” he declared. Meanwhile, Garwaine Johnson, coach of St Catherine CC, while applauding Bonner, said mistakes led to the undoing of his team. “It’s a hard one to take, but credit to Bonner, he played well, and they were able to pull it off,” Johnson said. “We played hard, but made some mistakes, which cost us. But we are St Catherine CC, and have a good team, and will bounce back and qualify for the quarter-finals.” The victory pushed St Catherine CA to three wins from as many outings, while the loss was St Catherine CC’s first in three games. The winners and runners-up from each of the tournament’s four zones will progress to the quarter-finals. penalisedlast_img read more

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Black armbands, moments of silence to mark Ramsay’s passing

first_imgWestern Bureau:Though hard hit by the untimely death of 17-year-old Spot Valley High School shooting guard Saymar Ramsay, the ISSA-run Western Conference High School Basketball Championship will go on, said Deon Williams, vice-president of the Western Basketball Association.However, teams will observe a minute of silence before the start of each day’s play with players and officials to wear black armbands in a show of respect, stated Williams, who is also part of the Western Basketball Referee’s Group.”The suspension of the league was brought up during talks since Saymar’s unfortunate passing, however, we think it’s fitting and right that we honour his memory by completing the season,” said Williams.SOLIDARITY”With that said, we will be mandating that a minute of silence be observed before tip-off at each match for the rest of the season. In addition, players and officials will be wearing black armbands, as we show solidarity with his school and his family,” he noted.Ramsay’s family, the basketball fraternity and the Spot Valley High School were plunged into mourning when he died at hospital of a suspected heartattack on Friday, a mere hour after contesting an Under-19 basketball game against Cornwall College.On Monday, he was remembered as an outstanding student whose willingness to help others was one of his best attribute.It was the second death of a student athlete in just about a month. In October, St George’s College Manning Cup team captain Dominic James also died at hospital after collapsing on the field.Their deaths have prompted the powerful Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) to announce mandatory medical screening for student athletes, beginning next year.A pair of rescheduled matches are set for Thursday, with home team Herbert Morrison Technical taking on Holland High in the U-16 category, before Muschett High battle Herbert Morrison in the U-19 contest.last_img read more

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Red Force in command after round one

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force have taken a narrow lead over defending champions Guyana Jaguars after the opening round of the 2016-17 Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament.Red Force have edged ahead on 18 points compared to Jaguars 17.8 after both outfits posted opening wins, while a third fixture between Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Barbados Pride ended in a draw.Jaguars earned their points from a 181 run win over Jamaica at the National Stadium, in Guyana while Red Force blew away Windward Islands Volcanoes by nine wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.Hurricanes are on 8.8 points, Pride on 6, Scorpions 4.8 and Volcanoes 4.Teams earn 12 points for an outright victory while extra points for batting, bowling and pace bowling are also up for grabs.The 2016-17 Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament enters itssecond round this weekend with Scorpions taking on Volcanoes at Sabina Park, Red Force playing Pride at Queen’s Park Oval and Hurricanes doing battle with Jaguars at Warner Park.last_img read more

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Singapore final for CPL?

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC):Singapore has emerged as an option to host this year’s Caribbean Premier League finals if no viable alternatives are forthcoming from the region, organisers have revealed.To date, the finals of the Twenty20 tournament have never been staged outside of the Caribbean but CPL chief executive officer, Damien O’Donohue, said the government of the glitzy Asian city-state had put forward a bid to host the play-off matches.”We have an approach from the government of Singapore to look at possibly hosting the finals there. It will be a huge step and one that I would only want to look at as a last resort,” the Irishman told the Nation newspaper here.”They have a new cricket facility that is absolutely world class and they saw that we took the game successfully to the US, and made an approach to see if we could consider taking the games, especially the finals to Singapore.”That’s the thing about these franchise leagues. You can take the games and move them around.”The CPL is in its fifth year following its debut season in 2013, and has morphed into one of the most exciting T20 tournaments on the global calendar.So far, it has managed to attract superstars like South Africans AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn, along with Sri Lankans Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.However, O’Donohue said the tournament was yet to turn a real profit, and staging the finals in Singapore could be a huge step towards monetising the entity.hugely important”For us, the Indian market is hugely important . for Singapore, it would open us up to the Indian market,” O’Donohue explained.”Taking the finals there would be a big step and negative step for CPL because it is a Caribbean tournament and it is the Caribbean that makes it so special.”He continued: “At the end of the day, we have invested a massive amount of money into the CPL. It continues to require more investment. We thought we’d break even last year. We haven’t done so yet.”We need to look at other options if Caribbean countries cannot come up with the deals that are required to hold some of these games.”The CPL is set to be staged from August 1 to September 9 and will once again feature six franchises – Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinbago Knight Riders, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks.For the first time last year, matches were staged outside of the Caribbean when Central Broward Regional Park in Florida, United States was used as a venue for some preliminary games.last_img read more

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Magical Messi mesmerises in El Clasico

first_img LEADING SCORER MADRID (AP): Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid in the last minute of the ‘Clasico’ yesterday, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open. Messi netted his milestone goal – his second of the night – with a low left-footed shot from inside the area after a cross by Jordi Alba two minutes into stoppage time. That goal left the two rivals level at the top on 75 points. Barcelona lead on the head-to-head tiebreaker, but Madrid have six games left – one more than Barcelona. It was the second consecutive win by Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, coming after a 4-0 rout last season that put Madrid in crisis and eventually led to the replacement of coach Rafa Benitez by Zinedine Zidane. This year’s victory could keep Madrid from winning the league title for the first time since 2012 and give the Catalan club their third straight La Liga trophy. “We can’t be happy,” Zidane said. “When you don’t put the game away, things like this can happen. We are disappointed because we didn’t deserve to lose.” It was another outstanding performance by Messi, who played part of the game with a bloodied mouth after being hit by an elbow by Madrid left back Marcelo. “He is the best player in history,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said of Messi. “He makes the difference.” Messi’s winner at the Bernabeu came after Sergi Roberto made a great run from Barcelona’s defence, leading to Alba’s low pass across the area as Messi came charging to one-touch the ball into the corner past the diving Keylor Navas. Messi’s first goal came after he got past Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal with a run inside the area after picking up a pass by Ivan Rakitic outside the box in the 33rd. Messi is the all-time leading scorer in the Clasico with 23 goals. He has scored 14 goals in his last 10 league matches and is the competition’s leading scorer with 31 goals, seven more than teammate Luis Suarez. The Argentine playmaker has 47 goals with Barcelona in 46 games this season. It was a thrilling match at the Bernabeu, with the teams attacking from the start and giving both goalkeepers plenty of work. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead from close range after Sergio Ramos struck the post in the 28th. After equalising five minutes later, Messi also helped set up Barcelona’s go-ahead goal by Rakitic in the 73rd, a powerful left-footed shot from outside the area. Ramos was sent off with a straight red card in the 77th after a foul on Messi to stop the playmaker from a one-on-one situation in a breakaway. Despite that, Madrid still found the strength to equalise in the 85th with substitute James Rodriguez. He redirected a cross by Marcelo only three minutes after he had entered the match to replace Karim Benzema. Cristiano Ronaldo had a few good chances but was not able to capitalise on them.last_img read more

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Bromfield targets overseas success

first_imgHaving secured this year’s 14th straight Jakes Off-Road Triathlon title, Jassette Bromfield now has his sights set on excelling in his next overseas challenge, the Sea to Sea Half Marathon slated for Tobago on May 20. The St Elizabeth native is a farmer from Treasure Beach and has been making the most of his knowledge of course in his hometown event. Ahead of his departure for Tobago yesterday where he is also expected to feature in the Rainbow Cup triathlon in June, Bromfield, who finished fifth overall last year, with a less capable road bike, said he is hopeful for improvements this time around. “I have much more races under my belt this year and have been training much harder, and I have a better road bike than last year so I want to perform better and improve,” outlined Bromfield. “I believe I am much more than a local Jakes Triathlon performer, I had a top five finish in Tobago last year, which I am working hard to improve this year,” he continued. Locally, he holds the national triathlon title from December last year in Port Royal. At Jakes, Bromfield has three years success as a relay team member and 14 consecutive individual titles. “Within the next two years I hope to make a breakthrough on the international scene, mainly in the half iron man which is a longer distance,” he told The Gleaner. “I would love to have it (triathlon) as a career, but currently, it’s struggling, and hard to pursue. I try my best and keep on pushing, hoping with some positive results I could attract some sponsorship,” he added. The 33-year-old Bromfield, who won his first Jakes Triathlon as a teen in 1999, says he wants to push for an international break, but is financially challenged to do so. Meanwhile, the annual Jakes Off-Road Triathlon is one of the Caribbean’s first and largest annual events. It was recently held in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth and sponsored by Wisynco, Tru-Juice and Malta. The event attracts participants from the Caribbean and other parts of the world.last_img read more

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Cardona takes another step in rebuilding his life as he returns to basketball

first_imgMac Cardona. PBA IMAGESFor Mac Cardona, his return to the hardcourt is not just a shot at a career revival, but also a new lease on life after he fell on hard times last year.“I really lost my love for the game before. I lost my passion,” he shared on Tuesday after his first game with Zark’s Burgers in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup. “I really want to fix myself again. I want to go back to basketball so that I can bring my life back the way it was.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Next challenge for OKC is ‘getting on same page,’ says Adams End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission It wasn’t the come back game the former La Salle star was hoping for as the Jawbreakers got blasted by Marinerong Pilipino, 119-74, in his D-League debut.But it hardly mattered as the 35-year-old said that he really felt rejuvenated as he opened the newest chapter in his life with Zark’s Burgers.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’“It was my first practice yesterday and I felt young again because I’m playing against younger players. I can feel that they respect me and as an elder, they don’t go that hard on me. I’m happy with my first game,” Cardona, who finised the game with 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes of action, said.Cardona’s decent showing was enough to convince himself that he still has a lot of gas left in his tank as he seeks to return to the PBA and extend his 11-year career in the pro league. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I sought help to boss Danny (Espiritu) and told him I want to play in the D-League. Maybe they thought that I’m not serious because they say that the salary is small, but I told them that I’m willing to play for free. I just want to get my timing back. I feel that I can still hang with them, but I know that I need to work on my conditioning,” he said.Though Cardona only has one game left with the Jawbreakers this conference to show that he still has what it takes to make it back to the PBA, he’s embracing this opportunity wholeheartedly as he hopes to make up for the lost time.“I did lots of wrong things in my life. I made a lot of mistakes. But it’s not too late. God gave me a second life to correct myself and make up for all the sins I’ve done,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View commentslast_img read more

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McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “It’s like a tennis player trying to play badminton,” Khan said.“(McGregor) needs to think about himself in this fight, because if he gets seriously injured, he might not ever be the same fighter or he might not even fight again.” Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu What’s in store for your animal sign this year But while McGregor, a long-odds underdog, has attracted most wagers, the majority of the money is on Mayweather.William Hill US reported that several large bets had been placed on Mayweather for what is expected to be a straightforward assignment.One punter placed a $1.2 million cash bet on Mayweather, which will earn around $240,000.Yet the mere fact that McGregor will carry at least a puncher’s chance into the contest has been enough to sustain the excitement.Stephen Espinoza, the head of cable network Showtime Sports which is selling the fight on pay-per-view in the US, said surveys had shown that fans were not deterred by predictions of a mismatch.“The casual fans were absolutely adamant,” Espinoza said.“Their response almost universally was ‘We don’t care if it’s a mismatch … if there’s a .01 chance that something incredible could happen, we need to watch it.’“And that’s why they’re going to watch it.”Others however have sounded a note of caution, citing potential safety risks to McGregor given the chasm of experience between the Irishman and Mayweather.British former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan expressed fears Friday McGregor could be seriously injured. “Weight doesn’t win fights, fighting wins fights,” Mayweather said. “It won’t go the distance. Mark my words — I’m not worried about the scales.”McGregor meanwhile basked in the adulation of his Irish fans who have poured into the Nevada desert gambling capital this week.“You can’t beat us — we’ve already taken over,” McGregor bellowed. “Las Vegas is Ireland now.”An army of Irish fans poured out onto the Las Vegas strip following the weigh-in, dancing and singing in blazing hot sunshine.Saturday’s bout has appalled boxing traditionalists, who have rubbished the event as a meaningless, money-grabbing, mismatch which owes more to the pantomime traditions of WWE wrestling than the noble art.Boxing pundits, coaches and fighters have lined up to dismiss McGregor’s hopes of succeeding where 49 others in Mayweather’s 21-year career have failed.“Would a ping-pong player have a chance of scoring a point against Roger Federer?” was the withering verdict of veteran trainer Teddy Atlas. “It’s going to be like walking through a really bad neighborhood late at night. McGregor’s going to get mugged.”Safety fearsThe hard-nosed heavy-hitters of the gambling world agree.Saturday’s fight is set to smash records as the most bet-upon bout in Las Vegas history. With waves of green-shirted fans in a crowd of around 6,000 roaring their support for the Irish superstar, McGregor tipped the scales at 153 pounds, well inside the 154-pound limit.Former welterweight champion Mayweather, 40, who has emerged from a two-year retirement to take on MMA star McGregor, weighed in at 149.5 pounds.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 naturally bigger McGregor — who screamed into Mayweather’s face as the two men went nose-to-nose — said he expects to enter the ring at closer to 170 pounds.Saturday’s one-off bout is projected to be the richest fight in history, with Mayweather poised to earn as much as $200 million and McGregor potentially pocketing around $100 million. 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 Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor, who has never fought in a professional boxing contest, is a massive underdog for a fight, which is expected to beamed live to around 200 countries and territories across the globe.But the former apprentice plumber from Dublin, who was unemployed four years ago, defiantly predicted he was ready to spring a monumental upset on the skillful Mayweather, one of the finest boxers in history who boasts a perfect 49-0 record.“That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him,” McGregor said of Mayweather. “I’m going to breeze through him, trust me on that.”‘Fighting wins fights’A nonplussed Mayweather shrugged off his weight disadvantage and once again vowed to stop McGregor inside the distance.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor vowed to knock out boxer Floyd Mayweather on Friday as a horde of Irish fans descended on Las Vegas for the trash-talking rivals’ cross-combat super-fight.McGregor, 29, will carry a substantial weight advantage into Saturday’s 12-round boxing contest at the T-Mobile Arena after a raucous weigh-in that saw him face-off with Mayweather for the final time before fight-night.ADVERTISEMENT Griffin grabs bronze for PH in wakeboardinglast_img read more

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Working overtime

first_imgMOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES Break new ground Playing like their campaigns were on the line, Arellano and Perpetual Help hacked out thrilling overtime victories over higher-ranked foes last Thursday to muddle up the Final Four race of NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Getting a timely explosion from Gab Dagangon, the Altas turned back the Letran Knights, 88-82, in overtime to move within a game off the Top Four.Not to be outdone, the Chiefs also played with a sense of urgency to overcome the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers, 115-109, in double overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogZach Nicholls nailed a desperation trey to send the game into a second overtime before Allen Enriquez, Kraniel Victoria and Archie Concepcion finished off the fading Bombers, who remained in third spot despite falling to 6-4.“I guess it was the stops that made it,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “Other than that prayer shot of Zach, we were really down. But we were able to regroup and we got energy from our bench.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Nicholls finished with only five points but his triple could just be the shot that might save the Chiefs’ season after they improved their record to 4-6 in a tie for seventh spot with the Altas.“It’s a special skill, making that shot,” Codiñera said of Nicholls.Kent Salado also made an impact with 17 points, seven assists and three rebounds for Arellano, which put to waste JRU gunner Tey Teodoro’s 30-point explosion.The Altas looked like a rejuvenated crew as they rolled past the Knights in the extra period. Quiet for majority of the first round, Dagangon came alive with 21 points to match teammate Prince Eze’s output. Eze, the MVP race leader, also grabbed 19 rebounds.Perpetual also got solid games from GJ Ylagan, AJ Coronel and Kieth Pido, who combined for 37 points. But it was Dagangon who made the biggest shots, hitting two straight baskets for an 82-77 advantage.Coronel and Eze sealed the win with free throws after the Knights came within 82-85 with 25 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “The team just showed a lot of heart,” said Perpetual coach Jimwell Gican. “We knew we still have a chance of making the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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