Sunil Joshi in line to take over as chairman of selectors

first_imgFORMER India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi will take over as the chairman of the men’s selection committee, which will have a second new face in former India fast bowler Harvinder Singh.Joshi and Harvinder will join the trio of Sarandeep Singh, Devang Gandhi and Jatin Paranjape in the new panel, whose first job will be to pick the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series at home against South Africa, to be played between March 12 and 18.Joshi and Harvinder will fill the vacant slots on the selection panel created after the tenures of former India wicketkeeper MSK Prasad and former Rajasthan batsman Gagan Khoda had ended.Joshi and Harvinder’s appointment was done by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik today.On Tuesday, the CAC had shortlisted five candidates from a broader pool of 40 applications forwarded by the BCCI. Along with Joshi and Harvinder, former India leg-spinner L Sivaramakrishnan, former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad, and former India off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan were part of that shortlist.As per the BCCI constitution, the most senior member on the selection panel, based on the number of Test caps, will become the chairman. Joshi is the senior-most member, having played 15 Tests, and hence the CAC recommended to BCCI that he become the new chairman of selectors.Lal said that all five candidates were “very impressive” during their interviews and the CAC had picked the “best” for the two vacant positions. Asked on what basis the five candidates were shortlisted, Lal said that the CAC was clear that it would pick one candidate each from the South and Central Zones respectively.That meant the CAC had revived the zonal policy the BCCI had said it had discarded in 2016, when the three members (Sarandeep, Gandhi and Paranjape) had been appointed through an interview process. Incidentally, although those three candidates did take interviews, all five members of that selection panel, led by Prasad, represented the five different zones.“One selector had to come from South and one from Central, ” Lal said at a media briefing in Mumbai yesterday. “Our zonal system is one of the best. Keeping that in mind we have picked the best (candidates). We have picked those guys who were the best in those (two) zones.”According to Lal, both Joshi and Harvinder were “very clear” in their “thought process”. Asked to provide an example, Lal said: “We asked them some pretty tough questions, but they were very, very clear and very, very straightforward. We asked them about their communication skills and how they would handle (communication) with the team management. Keeping all this mind I feel the interviews we conducted were the best.”Some of the applicants in the broader pool are likely to be disappointed with the process, considering that there was no mention in the BCCI advertisement that shortlisted candidates were going to be filtered through the zonal policy. Among those who had originally applied were former India wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia along with former India fast bowlers Chetan Sharma, Ajit Agarkar and Abey Kuruvilla.Asked whether the playing experience of someone like Agarkar – he had featured in all three formats for India – was considered, both Lal and RP Singh said it was naturally used as a yardstick, but in the end the choices were based on the zone.Lal said those who missed out should not be disappointed considering three new vacancies would open up later this year when the tenures of Sarandeep, Gandhi and Paranjape come to an end. Lal was clear that the zonal policy would also be in play when the new selectors get picked.“Regarding Ajit, see our zonal system is very good,” Lal said. “This tenure is for one year. Once the tenure of other selectors is over, the CAC will sit again and to pick the new selectors in their place and we will review the performance of the selectors that we have picked.”THE KOHLI QUESTIONThere was a perception about the previous selection panel, led by Prasad, that it was being overpowered by India captain Virat Kohli, who is a participant in the selection meetings.After the 2019 World Cup, where India were knocked out in the semi-finals, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar had questioned why the selectors had not reviewed the position of Kohli, whose tenure was only till the end of the global tournament. Gavaskar described the selectors as “lame ducks” then.Yesterday, the CAC was asked how the new selectors, including Joshi, would deal with Kohli. Lal pointed out that the communication with the India captain and coach would form key part of any selector’s job and that point was stressed by the CAC during the interview process.“Our captain (Kohli) is very big, his performances have been many and huge,” Lal said. “We have paid attention to that point that the selectors can communicate with the captain because in the end the team needs to be run by the captain. Captain matters a lot to the team. We did raise this point during the interviews and we focussed on the best answers on this topic.”According to Lal, the communication channels between the selectors and the team management, especially the captain and the head coach, need to be transparent at all times. Asked if the CAC had sought the views of the Indian team management, Lal said: “I’ll put it in a different way. We have a team and unless you come on the same page, you cannot communicate among yourselves. “It is all about Indian cricket and not about A, B or C. That is the important part of it. So that is what we thought about. So we asked them questions on which these two were brilliant.” (ESPN Cricinfo.)last_img read more

Time Machine: Syracuse falls to Duke in first-ever meeting 21-0 at Archbold Stadium

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 7, 2014 at 12:03 am Editor’s note: The following is a republished Daily Orange coverage of Syracuse’s 21-0 loss to Duke — the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The game was on Nov. 12, 1938 and the story was published on Nov. 15 of the same year.Teams may come and teams may goLike a cigaret’s feeble spark,They take the field, display their showWith casual talk their mark.But some teams dazzle, striking somehowAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMinus flaw or flukeTo such teams one must surely bowSaturday it was Duke.Perhaps the best way to sum up the Duke meeting, or the story of the one-sided handshake in four chapters, would be to open discussion on Columbia as defeats usually come under the heading of the less said, the better.But you can’t evade or dispense with the Blue Devils that way. When there is a loss, which is questionable or which shows gross error on the part of the losers, the forgetful attitude may be apropos but when the defeat is 100 percent genuine, you have to clap the winners.Duke was a victor Saturday all the way, in every sense of the game. The southerners not only had superior material in every position but in addition had football finesse.They had a polished repertoire of grid knicknacks, that collectively were significant to the point of paying off. Ability to sense plays when on defense, a lax, loose stroll coming out of the huddle followed by sudden explosion of the play, machinelike conversions from a crouch after touchdowns – that’s what the Durham dynamo showed you Saturday.The triumph was the seventh straight set of perfect play by the Dukes. And those seven wins have included an opposition whitewash in each. Duke is grid aristocracy not only in the name but in everything the word implies.The invaders schedule could well be called the Dance of the Blue Devil, with a dizzier cycle of pigskin pirouettes each succeeding Saturday. And Duke is determined that the dance won’t reach its apex until the Rose Bowl whistle is blown.Two encounters remain to bar the path, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh. North Carolina should fall away but if Pitt overpowers Duke, the Panthers should get an all time sports scepter for being the greatest football greats. Commentslast_img read more

Injured swimmer in recovery after accident

first_imgDillon Connolly, who was captain of the men’s swimming team in 2011 and set school records in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke during his time at USC, is on the road to recovery after suffering injuries to his spinal cord in a diving accident in Newport Beach on Sept. 13.Fighting on · Former USC swim captain Dillon Connolly, pictured, sustained injuries after a diving accident in Newport Beach, California. – Photo courtesy of James KashyapConnolly was swimming in Newport Beach and dove into what he thought was open water, but was actually a sandbar. The shallow dive caused Connolly to injure his neck and spine.After the accident, friends and family raised more than $50,000 for his recovery. Connolly, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in industrial and systems engineering, has made progress from initial full body paralysis.Connolly entered USC as the top recruited swimmer for the USC men’s swimming team. Before coming to USC, Connolly became an Olympic Trials qualifier in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke.“Dillon was always willing to put in the extra bit as captain,” said Patrick White, Connolly’s teammate and USC alumnus. “He never asked anyone to work harder than he did because no one worked harder than he did.”White said Connolly went above and beyond in his dedication to the swim team.“After we’d get out of four hours of practice and everyone was getting up from the pool deck, Dillon would be over on the other side of the pool doing ab workouts with the Olympians while we were all just dragging ourselves off the pool,” White said.On Sept. 13, Connolly was pulled out of the water in Newport Beach and taken to the hospital for spinal cord injuries. White said that injury was severe from the beginning.“One of the Newport Beach life [life]guards, who is my friend, said that they pulled a guy out of the water and that he didn’t have any mobility from his neck down,” said White. “Then an hour later I found out it was Dillon, my friend.”Connolly went into surgery following the injury. White said that Connolly was diagnosed as an A on the American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale, which ranks injuries from most severe to least severe by assigning letters A-E. Connolly’s injuries were classified as most severe, indicating no movement from the nipple line down and no motor or sensory functions. The surgery led to improved motor functions.“At that point there were questions of whether he would survive or not,” White said.Julia Connolly, Dillon’s mother, maintains a blog chronicling her son’s progress since the accident. She explained Dillon’s recovery in an Oct. 23 post.“In addition to his incredible attitude, Dillon continues to make remarkable improvements. He astonished us a couple of nights ago by raising his forearm off of the bed to show me where to massage the knot out of his shoulder,” Julia Connolly wrote in a CaringBridge.org post. “Dillon also graduated from driving his chair with a ‘sip and puff’ straw to using a goal-post style hand drive and he drove his chair all the way down to the radiology department.”Since then, Connolly has undergone several other procedures, and his family is hoping he will soon be able to begin the rehabilitation process once he is healed from the surgeries. The family, who lives in Georgia, hopes to relocate to California, where Dillon currently lives.Connolly has had a network of support through social media. Connolly’s former housemate, James Kashyap, and teammates created a fundraiser on the free crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com to help the Connolly family pay for Dillon’s medical expenses.“When James [Kashyap] first started that campaign he didn’t expect to get that much,” White said. “His first goal was $5,000 and now it is up to $53,000 dollars and this will start to be what his family will need in the long run.”So far, 370 donations to the GoFundMe.com page have resulted in a total of $54,215 in funds raised. White said the fundraising is about helping the family avoid incurring such high costs to take care of Connolly.“We are hoping to prevent the family from having to sell any of their own assets and make sure he has the best care he can possibly get,” White said.White said that Connolly’s family has played a key role in his optimism.“He got his positivity from his parents,” White said. “The last time I was in there, he was telling us about the engineering projects he had been working on and asking all of us about our work too. It was really nice to have conversations like that again.”last_img read more

Dublin are bidding to reach a 10th Leinster final in 11 years

first_imgThrow-in in Croke Park is at 4pm, with the same counties meeting in the minors from noon. In between the Dublin – Kildare double-header is the other Leinster Senior Football Championship semi-final as Meath take on WestmeathWestmeath have never beaten Meath in Championship football, but Cian Ward reckons Lake County’s turbulent league experiences in recent could prove fruitful for them this afternoon.It’s a 2pm start in that one The last time the sides met in the Championship was at the same stage two years ago when the Dubs had 16 points to spare.2013 player of the year, Michael Darragh MacAuley says that alertness is key for Dublin this summer after defeat to Donegal last year.center_img There’s one more round 1B qualifier match to play today, too, with Tyrone welcoming Limerick to Omagh.Throw-in in Healy Park is at 4.last_img read more

No place for Kolo Toure in Champions League squad

first_imgKolo Toure was left in Champions League limbo today after being left out of Manchester City’s squad for the group stage of the competition.The defender also failed to complete a move to Galatasaray in time to be named among their 25-man submission to UEFA.Toure has reportedly been in talks with the Turkish giants about a move ahead of their country’s transfer deadline tomorrow night.But the 31-year-old, who has just a year left on his City contract, could now see his value fall due to being ineligible for Europe’s elite club competition.Meanwhile, City captain Vincent Kompany is convinced the Premier League champions will be ready for the tough Champions League assignment awaiting them.Roberto Mancini’s men have been drawn alongside Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund, the champions of Spain, Holland and Germany respectively, in the group stages. City failed to progress beyond the first round last season after coming up against Bayern Munich, Napoli and Villarreal and the task could be even harder this time.But Kompany said: “That is why you are in the Champions League. I thought it couldn’t get much more difficult than last season but here you go. It is a great challenge.“I do think we are the kind of team that gets better as the challenges are greater. That is perfect for us. There won’t be any moments where we will be surprised.“The motivation will always be sky-high. The atmosphere will be great in each of the six games we have in the group. I couldn’t think of a better way to play the Champions League.”last_img read more

Raptors roll through Lakers in romp at Staples Center without Kawhi Leonard

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers In five previous losses, the Lakers had kept games competitive until the final minutes. There was no such pretense on Sunday night as the Raptors lead 41-10 in the first quarter, riding the hot hand of Serge Ibaka (34 points, 9 rebounds) who made his first 14 shots of the game.The Lakers’ own effort was deflated by comparison — the high-tempo team was consistently beat down the floor by Toronto’s transition attack, then spliced apart by perimeter shooting.  The Lakers made just four of their first 17 shots of the night, and James’ 3-pointer with 4:22 left in the third quarter was the team’s first of the entire game.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Strangely, the game seemed almost in reach late as the Lakers opted to play young in the fourth quarter. The Lakers got as close as 10 points in the final two minutes, but several Raptors starters subbed back in to punch out the win for good.James said assistant coach Brian Shaw approached him with roughly five minutes left in the game and asked if he wanted to check back in. By that point, James had sat for the whole fourth quarter, and the Raptors still led by double digits.“I had been sitting so long, so I was OK with the unit that was playing well at that point in time,” he said. “Let them keep going.”A win is welcome any night, but there were several good reasons victory would’ve been particularly rewarded on Sunday evening. The game came as the Lakers were starting to smooth out tensions over a meeting between coach Luke Walton and team president Magic Johnson, with the latter expressing his support pregame for the coach to the media. It would’ve been reassuring to beat what’s seen as one of the NBA’s stronger teams with Leonard resting — especially since the Lakers could be one of the teams attempting to woo Leonard next summer in free agency.It was also a particularly star-studded evening at Staples Center, with Denzel Washington, Canelo Alvarez, Kristen Bell and Odell Beckham among the many fans packed in for another sellout, waiting to see the new-look Lakers starring LeBron James, steering the franchise back to relevance.But that team they were waiting for — it didn’t show up.center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Walton said he warned his team of being too complacent with Leonard sidelined. In his experience, he said, he’s seen teams play with “a sense of freedom and joy” when a star takes a night off when the pressure eases. It was an ear-catching observation on a night when the Lakers seemed to cave with their own star on the floor.“We tried to explain that this is how this works,” Walton said. “But it didn’t seem we took that to heart.”The Lakers were whacked out of gate, struggling to keep up with a small Toronto lineup with Ibaka as its center. JaVale McGee, who entered the game as the league’s leading shot-blocker, looked flat-footed trying to guard Ibaka, who deftly maneuvered his way through the post or pulling out from beyond McGee’s reach. The Lakers tried to respond by going small. Ibaka ripped through those defenses as well. In the first half alone, the 29-year-old forward was 11 for 11 for 26 points. Walton described him as a “recipient” of team breakdowns, when McGee had to help cover on other ends of the court, Ibaka was able to pounce.Kyle Lowry was an additional nuisance, dishing out nine of his 15 assists in the first quarter alone.James finished the night with 18 points and 6 assists, going 6 for 12 in the three quarters he played. Kyle Kuzma had a team-best 24 points.The Lakers have two days off before playing next at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, center, is defended by Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, and OG Anunoby during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, center, is defended by Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) and Pascal Siakam, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles next to Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) collides with fans during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James kneels after a foul is called against the Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas (17) reacts after getting fouled against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, right, celebrates after dunking next to Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, left, drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas (17) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas (17) dunks past Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dribbles between Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, and Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, is defended by Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket between Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) and Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, right, drives past Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, left, is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse gestures from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Toronto Raptors’ OG Anunoby, left, has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, center, is defended by Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, and OG Anunoby during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, center, is defended by Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) and Pascal Siakam, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, center, is defended by Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) and Pascal Siakam, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES – The Toronto Raptors gave its star the night off. LeBron James just got a quarter to sit on the bench.After three ruthless periods of the Lakers getting pummeled, by that point, there was no sensible reason to keep him on the floor.It took 10 games, but the Lakers (4-6) finally got rocked. The 121-107 loss was to a Raptors (9-1) team that many see as one of the best in the league. But it happened on their home floor, and it happened against a team that James in particular enjoyed a psychic hold over year after year in the Eastern Conference playoff bracket. And he didn’t even have to deal Kawhi Leonard, one of the few NBA luminaries seen as one of James’ true rivals.“They just came out and hit us right in the mouth,” James said. “It’s very, very hard to win a game like that when you’re trying to expend so much energy getting back into it.”last_img read more

Governor Getting Lots Of Input On Sports Betting Bill

first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds isn’t giving any indication on what she will do with several high-profile bills that passed the recent legislative session. She does say that there has been a lot of input on whether she should sign or veto the sports gambling bill.“I’m hearing on both sides, I’ve had a lot of people reach out,” Reynolds says. The bill approved by lawmakers would let the state’s casinos take bets on professional and college sports — either at the casinos or elsewhere via a smart-phone app. Reynolds says many people don’t want to see her sign the bill into law.“They’re concerned about addiction to gambling and the impact that this may have,”according to Reynolds. Others say the state needs to take control.“I had a lot of other people who have indicated it is happening, it is going to continue to happen — and they think it is very important that we have some kind of oversight,” Reynolds says. Reynolds says both sides have made their feelings known.“You know it’s pretty equal right now, but I am hearing a lot from both,” she says. The governor says she is treating the gambling bill like all the others and will go over it with her team and make a decision on whether to sign it into law.last_img read more

Atlético’s ERTE approved

first_imgThe General Directorate of Labor of the Community of Madrid, through the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness, has approved the ERTE that Atlético decided to carry out on 453 workers due to the crisis derived from COVID-19. Atlético decided to carry out the ERTE to safeguard the economic viability of the club, as Miguel Ángel Gil, CEO of Atlético later issued in a public note.In the letter from the General Directorate of Labor, this body states that “the existence of force majeure causes by the company CLUB ATLETICO DE MADRID SAD corresponding to this, in accordance with the provisions of article 33.3 of Royal Decree 1483/2012, of October 29, the decision on the suspension of the contracts of 453 workers listed in the annex to the file, during the requested period that in no case should exceed the duration of the period of validity of the measures derived from the declaration of the state of alarm, in which it is justified. “ Atlético decided to carry out an ERTE on the workers who at this time of the state of alarm cannot perform their functions: store workers that the club It has both in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium and in different areas of Madrid and also the employees of The academy, technicians and assistants who work in Atlético’s base football and who are currently unemployed.The General Directorate of Labor says that Atlético “You must notify the resolution to the workers’ representative or, failing that, to the affected workerss, which may challenge it before the Social Jurisdiction. “Click here to see the resolution of the ERTE of Atlético de Madrid by the General Directorate of Labor of the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness.last_img read more

Blazing Teodoro carries JRU past San Sebastian

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro caught fire as Jose Rizal University silenced the home crowd in San Sebastian with a 73-62 victory Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at San Sebastian Gym in Recto.The veteran gunslinger drilled back-to-back deep treys in the final five minutes to restore order for the Heavy Bombers, 64-58, with 3:34 remaining as they held off a gutsy rally from the host school.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu JRU 73 – Teodoro 19, Abdul Razak 13, Grospe 10, Mendoza 9, Bordon 7, Poutouochi 5, Lasquety 4, Sawat 4, Dela Virgen 2, Mate 0, David 0, Mariano 0, Castor 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 62 – David 18, Bulanadi 14, Navarro 13, Gayosa 6, Ilagan 3, Baytan 3, Baetiong 2, Capobres 2, Are 1, Calma 0, Mercado 0, Costelo 0, Valdez 0, Quipse 0.Quarters: 12-17, 30-25, 52-42, 73-62. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Coach clamps down on volleyball team’s celebrity status Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ But it was all downhill from there for the Golden Stags as Teodoro went off for the Heavy Bombers, followed by an undergoal stab from Grospe, a corner triple from Mendoza, and a thunderous slam from Abdulrazak with 21.0 ticks remaining.San Sebastian sorely missed the presence of leading scorer Michael Calisaan, who is serving his one-game suspension following his ejection from the team’s last game against EAC on Friday.Jayson David stepped up for the Golden Stags with 18 points on a 5-of-8 sniping from three, on top of six rebounds, while Bulanadi had 14 markers and seven boards,San Sebastian, though, wrapped up its first round with a 4-5 slate.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teodoro went 4-of-13 from three to lead JRU with 19 points and three rebounds, while Abdulwahab Abdulrazak tallied a season-best 13 markers and seven boards.Ervin Grospe also added 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists, while Jed Mendoza had nine markers, seven boards, and two steals.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 Heavy Bombers are now on a three-game winning streak at 5-3, and can close out the first round with another victory against Mapua on Tuesday.JRU lost hold of a 10-point lead, 52-42, entering the fourth period as San Sebastian tied the game at 58 with a bucket from Allyn Bulanadi with 5:01 to play.last_img read more

After failed playoff bid, Phoenix looking to play better, disciplined basketball in 2019

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix’s first playoff stint has left the team with invaluable lessons.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After finishing at no. 2 heading into the playoffs of the PBA Governors’ Cup, the Fuel Masters plummeted once the big lights shone bright and lost their twice-to-beat edge to seventh seed Meralco.With three shots to make it to the quarterfinals again in PBA Season 44, star guard Matthew Wright and the Fuel Masters know exactly what they need to work on to make a deeper playoff run.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 Chriss“It’s the same team, the same feeling, the same games, it’s just more games in a shorter amount of time and we just have to play better,” said Wright during Phoenix’s practice before the New Year.“I guess there’s a little bit of playoff atmosphere but whatever that is we can’t let it bother us or change the way we play because at the end of the day we’re playing the same games.” Pelicans hope Elfrid Payton’s presence reinvigorates playoff hopes Phoenix had a lackluster performance in the first two conferences failing to enter the playoffs on both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups but things changed when the team acquired the mercurial Calvin Abueva in a trade with Alaska right before the Governors’ Cup.Abueva averaged 15.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.3 blocks during the eliminations for the Fuel Masters but the whole team hit a snag against the Bolts in the playoffs.The loss is what Wright and his team are looking to avenge in their quest to become a better team in 2019.“We still haven’t won our first playoff game as a franchise so we’ll start there,” said Wright. “We lost twice to Meralco and that’s something we want to avenge but we have a long way to go to think about the finals. We’re going to take it one game at a time.”“We have to be a lot more disciplined come playoff time.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIESlast_img read more