Hope propels Red Force to handsome win

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Opener Kyle Hope stroked his second half-century of the game to fire Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a convincing nine-wicket victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes inside three days, in their opening round of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday night.Set a mere 155 for victory, Red Force sped to their target just after the final drinks break of the night at Queen’s Park Oval, with the right-handed Hope finishing unbeaten on 79 to follow up his first innings 56.He dominated a 61-run opening stand with Jeremy Solozano who made 19, and added a further 96 for the second wicket with Yannic Cariah who was unbeaten on 52 at the end.The victory gave Red Force 18 points, while Volcanoes took four from the heavy defeat.Earlier, the visitors had fallen for 254 in their second innings, after resuming the penultimate day on 135 for four.Tail-ender Shane Shillingford whacked an attacking top score of 65 off 99 deliveries, while Sunil Ambris, unbeaten on 16 overnight, made 43.Volcanoes’ start was a good one as Ambris and Kavem Hodge (16) extended their fifth wicket stand to 53 before being separated.The right-handed Ambris faced 72 balls and struck four fours and a six before he was one of two wickets to fall in the space of three deliveries from leg-spinner Imran Khan.He went caught at the wicket by Steven Katwaroo, and captain Liam Sebastien followed two deliveries later in identical manner, without scoring.VOLCANOES’ DISMISSALShillingford, who belted three fours and five sixes, then rallied the innings by adding 21 with Hodge for the seventh wicket and 49 for the eighth with Mervin Matthew (10), before Volcanoes were dismissed in the third over after lunch.Imran Khan was the best bowler with five for 81.Barbadian Hope then took centre stage in an innings laced with eight fours and a six, which came from 122 balls in a shade over 2-3/4 hours.When the left-handed Solozano was lbw to Shillingford, Cariah arrived to further the stand by striking five fours in a 102-ball knock.Red Force host long-time rivals Barbados Pride in the second round of the Regional Four-Day Championship starting Friday.last_img read more

Jackson keeping a level head

first_imgIn 1988, Grace Jackson became the first Jamaican woman to run 400 metres in a time faster than 50 seconds.These days, some believe that Shericka Jackson, the youngest Jamaican to go sub 50, could be the first from this track-mad nation to break 49 seconds. Despite the speculation and her bronze-medal runs at last year’s World Championships in Beijing and this year’s Olympic Games, the younger Jackson is keeping a level head.”Nothing is impossible, but sometimes it takes patience,” postulated Jackson, who turned 22 mere weeks before taking third at the Olympics. The University of Technology student was just 21 when she zoomed around the track in 49.99 seconds to secure third place in Beijing. “If I do break 49 seconds, that would be a bonus,” she admitted, “but for now, I am just focused on getting things right in training.”In Rio de Janeiro, she bashed a chunk off that 49.99 personal best and took it down to 49.83 in the 400 metres semi-finals. Her third sub-50 came in the final at 49.85.The former Vere Technical star isn’t putting the cart carrying fast time and more medals before the horse.ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”You can’t be thinking about it (fast times) when you are not putting in the work,” she resolved, “but anything is possible.”Reluctant at Vere to run the one-lap sprint, Jackson is cautiously optimistic about the event these days and joyful about her two bronze medals.”I think I’ve kind of grown to love the 400 a bit more,” she conceded in a November 30 interview, “and being the youngest from Jamaica to win a medal, it’s a great feeling.”Previously, the youngest black-green-and-gold standard bearer to win a global 400 metre medal was Shericka Williams, with her silver at the 2008 Olympics. Williams was 23 and took another silver the following year at the Worlds. Jackson has the same coach Williams did, MVP-UTech supremo Stephen Francis, and she believes in him.”I am there for the third year now,” she related. “He’s a patient person and I think he understands his athletes and he helps to develop athletes to perform at their best, especially at championships.”So his guidance is like 100 per cent good,” she professed.The level-headed St Ann native revealed that she still has a special love for the 200 metres in which once she won a World Youth Championship bronze medal. She also pinpointed World and Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Sanya Richards-Ross as athletes she looks up to. She admires Fraser Pryce’s ‘warrior spirit’ and described Richards-Ross as a performer and ‘a person who knows how to handle pressure’.last_img read more

Samuels maintains good form

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Marlon Samuels helped propel Comilla Victorians to their fourth straight win of the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday as they beat Rangpur Riders by eight runs in their final preliminary-round game.Already out of the running for one of the four playoff spots despite their unbeaten run over the last week, Victorians rattled up 170 for six off their 20 overs and then limited Riders to 162 for eight in reply.Victorians finished fifth in the six-team tables on 10 points while Riders ended on 12 to narrowly miss out on the next round.Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings managed to squeeze into the final four as a result of Riders’ demise.Sent in at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Victorians got their impetus from Imrul Kayes, who stroked a top score of 54 from 35 deliveries, while fellow opener Khalid Latif made 43 from 36 balls.The pair added 88 from 62 deliveries before Samuels arrived at number three to hit 30 from 24 deliveries with two fours and a six to further the innings.Samuels ended the campaign with 334 runs at an average of 66.8.Riders, in reply, got a brisk 45 from opener Mohammad Shahzad and 38 apiece from Ziaur Rahman and Shahid Afridi, but the 24 runs required from the last over proved out of their reach.In the second game of the evening, second-placed Khulna Titans beat leaders Dhaka Dynamites by six wickets, with both teams having already qualified.Dynamites tallied 158 for seven, with Kumar Sangakkara getting 59 and Titans reaching their target with two overs to spare.West Indies T20 star Andre Fletcher failed with nine while Nicholas Pooran finished unbeaten on one.Guyanese fast bowler Ronsford Beaton went wicket-less in four overs, which cost 35 runs.last_img read more

Thompson to defend 60m title at Queen’s meet

first_img Meet director Olive McNaughton expects another excellent meet. “I am very pleased with the support so far as some 147 teams comprising over 2,000 athletes are down to compete and I expect more as last night was the deadline for entries,” said McNaughton. The men’s and women’s Invitational 60m will highlight the meet. On the men’s side, Julian Forte, Andrew Fisher and defending champion Oshane Bailey are expected to fight out the finish. A week ago at the Central Hurdles and Relays meet at G.C. Foster College, Fisher showed great form when he won the event in 6.53 to equal Kim Collins’ one year old record. HIGH EXPECTATIONS Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will start her 2017 campaign tomorrow at the National Stadium when she competes in the Women’s Invitational 60 metres at the 16th staging of the Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet. Thompson, the defending champion for the event, won last year in 7.18 seconds. She will be among more than 2,000 athletes that will be in action where the first event, the boys’ Class Three 400 metres will get under way at 8:30 a.m. World Under-20 400 metres champion Tiffany James of Mico University College will open her account in the women’s open 800 metres.last_img read more

Creamline on top as Alyssa leaves

first_imgAlyssa Valdez made sure she leaves Creamline on a winning note.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Off to join the Philippine team’s training in Japan, Valdez unloaded 30 points to lead Creamline past defending champion Pocari Sweat, 25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre on Saturday.The win gave the Cool Smashers their fourth straight win and solo leadership. They also inflicted the Lady Warriors’ first defeat in the conference.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’But they will miss the services of Valdez in the next three matches as she is scheduled to return Aug. 2.“Pocari gave us a good fight,” said Valdez who will join the Nationals on Monday when they start a multicity training camp in preparation for the Asian championship and Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games next month. MOST READ LATEST STORIES By the time Valdez returns, Creamline would either be in the playoffs or already assured of a semifinal berth.Jia Morado said Creamline will surely feel Valdez’s absence but is confident that “my teammates will step up.”“We are not relying only on Alyssa, we’re relying on everyone,” said Morado.It was a virtual spiking derby between Valdez and Pocari gunner Myla Pablo, who accounted for 25 points.The two main draws of the league fueled their respective teams, keeping the match tight until the Lady Warriors, champions of the past three conferences, lost their momentum late in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari was within 19-21 but committed successive errors, including a Pablo attacking miss. Pau Soriano ended it with a block off an exhausted Pablo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles01:56Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses01:40Filipinos 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deliver when called Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationlast_img read more

Perpetual holds off San Sebastian for back-to-back wins

first_imgPERPETUAL 68 – Ylagan 15, Eze 12, Coronel 10, Yuhico 9, Pido 6, Dagangon 6, Singontiko 5, Sadiwa 3, Lucente 2, Tamayo 0, Mangalino 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 65 – Calisaan 14, Costelo 13, Bulanadi 12, Ilagan 8, Gayosa 7, David 7, Mercado 3, Navarro 1, Baetiong 0, Baytan 0, Valdez 0, Are 0, Calma 0, Quipse 0.Quarters: 13-14, 30-22, 49-44, 68-65. Perpetual almost lost grip of the game, squandering an eight-point lead, 57-49, midway in the payoff period as Michael Calisaan towed San Sebastian back in the game.The Golden Stags kept on fighting, with the lead being trimmed down to one, 66-65, with a Bulanadi three with 8.8 ticks remaining, before Ylagan canned the insurance freebies to ice the victory.Calisaan carried the load for San Sebastian (1-3) with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Ryan Costelo had 13 markers, four assists, and three boards.Bulanadi wound up with 12 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Stags absorbed their third straight defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ 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 Strong final surge carries CEU to D-League quarters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I knew I needed to make it because if I miss, we might still lose the game. And I didn’t want to lose,” the senior forward said in Filipino.But Ylagan’s biggest moment came with time winding down as he blocked Allyn Bulanadi’s potential game-tying trey, preserving the Altas’ second straight conquest to level their record to 2-2.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’Prince Eze notched a double-double with his 12 markers and 13 boards, while AJ Coronel got 10 points and four assists in the win.“It feels great because it’s so hard to win. We worked hard for this,” said Ylagan. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur GJ Ylagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPerpetual pulled off a great escape, fending off San Sebastian’s late rally to come away with a tight 68-65 victory on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.GJ Ylagan drained four pressure-packed free throws in the last 14.6 to finish with a team-best 15 points, alongside three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ginebra nears title repeat, shuts down Meralco in Game 5

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – Barangay Ginebra clamped down on defense late and slammed Meralco, 85-74, to move on the cusp of winning the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday at Philippine Arena here.Leading 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, the Gin Kings shoot for their second straight title with a victory on Wednesday, with Game 6 slated still at the world’s largest indoor arena.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In front of 36,445 fans in attendance, Ginebra held Meralco to only one field goal in the final six and a half minutes of the game and went on an 11-2 blast to extend a four-point lead to 13, 85-72, with 1:15 to go.Justin Brownlee unfurled 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block to lead the charge for the Gin Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut it was Greg Slaughter, who imposed his presence down low as the Best Player of the Conference tallied a double-double of 17 markers and 16 boards on top of six rejections.LA Tenorio scattered 17 points, six rebounds, and four dimes, while Joe Devance got 12 markers and seven boards. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “It’s been that kind of day,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “Meralco has done a really good job of grinding out wins against us and that’s really what we’ve always tried to be about — a grind out, defensive type team and so we talked about getting back to our identity and really going out there and getting at people defensively.”The game wasn’t a pretty sight to see on the offensive end with both teams making it tough for the other to score. The lack of familiarity playing in the massive venue also played its part.But the Gin Kings just had enough to win it with its defense forcing Meralco to 20 turnovers that led to 23 turnover points.“We kind of took advantage of that fact that we didn’t shoot the ball all that well either. Again, it was just a grind it out battle. I thought tonight we took away some of their strengths and we were able to get to some of ours as opposed to the last couple of games where they really made us play to our weaknesses,” said Cone.“We just didn’t battle, we went to war today. We knew how important this game is. It didn’t win us anything but in a best of three series, it’s always important to win the first game,” Cone, the two-time Grand Slam winner, said.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES View comments SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham once again gave his all and finished with 27 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks.Garvo Lanete had 11 markers and three assists, Anjo Caram got seven, but the locals had little to show in supporting Durham. The Scores:GINEBRA 85 – Brownlee 20, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 17, Devance 12, Aguilar 8, Thompson 5, Caguioa 4, Ferrer 2. MERALCO 74 – Durham 27, Lanete 11, Hugnatan 8, Caram 7, Hodge 6, Dillinger 6, Newsome 5, Amer 4, Tolomia 0, Faundo 0. Quarters: 21-15, 42-35, 66-62, 85-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ After coaching first game, Ildefonso says he has no plans of becoming head coachlast_img read more

Pelicans’ Davis fined for outburst that triggered ejection

first_imgMOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins (0) and teammates try to calm down Anthony Davis (23) as he is ejected for his second technical foul during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Sophia Germer/The Advocate via AP)NEW ORLEANS — The NBA says New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been fined $25,000 in connection with his ejection from a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe, who made the announcement about Davis’ punishment on Friday, says the Pelicans star forward is being fined for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA: Cavs’ Iman Shumpert has knee injury Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davis received his second technical foul of the game and was subsequently ejected with 4:11 remaining in the second quarter of the Pelicans’ 120-102 loss to Minnesota in New Orleans.Davis, a four-time All-Star now in his sixth NBA season, had never been ejected from a game previously.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

Not quite there yet

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone In fact, according to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the only nonstarting Knick to have ever scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.“Coming off the bench, starting, whatever the team needs I’m going to do,” Beasley said. “If the team needs me to sit on the end of the bench and be a cheerleader then give me my pompoms.”It was perfect timing, too. Porzingis struggled in his return, missing all 11 shots from the field.“Michael Beasley had my back tonight,” Porzingis said.“Thanks to me the game was closer and I kept it close,” joked the Latvian superstar. “Kobe [Bryant] says you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Today I missed all hundred.”There was laughter. It was a good night. There was one more match to deal with before their Christmas Day game—their 52nd in NBA history, a league record.But just as it looked like the Knicks would ride into that match on a one-horse open sleigh, they got Grinched on Friday night, losing to the Detroit Pistons, 104-101. Ironically, Porzingis had 29 points in that game, although he missed a desperation three that could have saved New York.Just the Knicks being the Knicks. Maybe a little Christmas spirit can help them get going. And going, a little bit more consistently. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley (8) celebrates after scoring a three point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK—The Knicks are headed into the Christmas Day game in the manner that best describes their season so far: On the verge of something positive but also on the edge of failure. The ambivalence can be seen in their record. At 17-15, they look like a team that could make a playoff run but still fall into losses that lead critics to say they should tank the season.They have won five of their last seven matches, but the last two matches show just how much the Knicks lack the kind of consistency to be legitimate playoff contenders—but then can be fun to watch when they hit their stride.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Against the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics last Thursday, Michael Beasley came up with a huge game—32 points and 12 rebounds—that had the Madison Square Garden crowd serenading the well-traveled former No. 2 pick with “MVP!” chants. Beasley dismissed the cheers, saying they were most likely for star Kristaps Porzingis, who was returning from an injury-forced break.“It’s nice to hear but I am pretty sure it’s for KP,” said Beasley. “I’m just here for the team. Whatever they need, whenever they need. Scoring, rebounding, defense. I just try my best.”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 folkBut it’s not like Beasley did not revel in being the man of the moment.Pressed by reporters, he said he knew he had a hot hand way before his third quarter breakout that rescued the Knicks. In fact, he knew he was going to have a good scoring night 28 years ago. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PH seeks revenge against powered-up SEA squad “January 9, 1989,” said Beasley, referring to his birth date, as if to remind everyone that he always had faith in his scoring abilities long before he helped New York to a 102-93 victory over Boston.Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek did not need the reminder.“Mike, he can do a lot of things with the ball. He was the second pick in the draft 10 years ago, after all. He’s talented and you all saw that tonight,” he said.“If KP’s out he obviously gets the bigger minutes. I thought he played great in filling in for him. He really helped us get some points on the board. Defensively, I liked what he was doing. He’s definitely a rotation guy for us. We have still Tim (Hardaway Jr.) out. That enables us to put Lance (Thomas) in there a little bit more so Mike’s still going to get that rotation,” added Hornacek.Beasley, who struggled with substance abuse in his early days in Miami, bounced around the league and became an MVP in China before joining the Knicks. He has settled well into his role as a reliable sub after getting a few starts early in the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Slaughter’s hot start earns him player of the week nod

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off in the 2017 Governors’ Cup, Greg Slaughter has been stellar in Barangay Ginebra’s first two games of the season.Slaughter led the Gin Kings to a 2-0 start after posting 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in an 89-78 win over the Magnolia Hotshots on Christmas Day before dominating on both ends anew on Sunday with 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks against the GlobalPort Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT The 7-foot center, who is averaging 21 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game, couldn’t be stopped on his way to his PBA Player of the Week citation.Slaughter edged his teammate LA Tenorio, TNT’s Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Mo Tautuaa, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright, Jason Perkins and Doug Kramer, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot and Blackwater’s Mac Belo and Mike DiGregorio for the recognition.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 folk Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Fil-Am Williams fires up Vietnam in OT win over Standhardinger, Hong Kong MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more