Bolts keep hopes alive

first_imgPhoenix’s Jeff Chan drives for a layup against Meralco’s Jason Ballesteros (left) and KG Canaleta. —SHERWIN VARDELEONMeralco coach Norman Black wanted his Bolts to treat the clash against the Phoenix Fuel Masters as a championship game. He was glad his players responded to the challenge.With the threat of another early exit hanging over their heads, the Bolts slipped past the Fuel Masters, 92-90, last Tuesday night to stay alive in the playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Garvo Lanete fired 24 points built on four triples, while Cliff Hodge had 17 points before leaving the game due to a knee injury as the Bolts survived a late onslaught by the Fuel Masters, who almost snatched the win at the buzzer only for Jeff Chan to miss on his three-point attempt.“For us, it was a championship game,” said Black, whose team improved to 3-6. “That was a really hard fought game. I’m just happy that the guys stayed in the game and kept fighting up until the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts stopped their losing streak at three games, while keeping the playoff race interesting with eight teams still in the hunt for the remaining five playoff spots.Later, GlobalPort leaned on a stellar game from Nico Elorde to repulse a listless TNT, 99-84, and boost its own playoff hopes, while pushing Ka Tropa out of the quarterfinal picture. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding On record-setting night, Ceres highlights big leap MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Playing his finest game yet, Elorde tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Batang Pier, who climbed up to seventh with a 4-4 record.It was Ka Tropa’s third straight loss in a week that also saw them suffer a double-digit defeat to Barangay Ginebra. Ka Tropa fell to ninth at 4-6.“We started aggressively because our mind-set was TNT has already played three games in a week so we wanted to take advantage and push the tempo,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.Phoenix came roaring back from a 16-point deficit early and nearly erased an 87-92 lead in the final 1:23 of the match. Jaypee Mendoza’s hustle play gave the Fuel Masters one final crack to steal the win, but Chris Newsome bothered Chan as he shot the potential game-winning triple.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Vanguardia owns up to Phoenix failed quarterfinals bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES “This is all part of the journey and we are really humbled by this experience,” said Vanguardia after Phoenix lost to San Miguel 109-107 at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.“I take full responsibility. We will learn from this and we’ll move on to become a better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPhoenix was able to enter the playoffs in the first two conferences of the season finishing as the sixth seed in both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups, but it was in the Governors’ Cup that Vanguardia’s team took a dip.And with the 2016-2017 season over for Phoenix, Vanguardia now looks at the future with a eye on the upcoming draft. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix, potentially, has the fourth pick in the draft and Vanguardia says they’re looking to add Filipino-German big man Christian Standhardinger.The 6-foot-8 bruiser, however, won’t play in the PBA in the first six months of the season as he is under contract with the Hong Kong Eastern Lions in the Asean Basketball League.“The first three teams may not like him [Standhardinger], because he’s not going to play for the first six months,” said Vanguardia. “We’re willing to wait.”Vanguardia also looks at NCAA standouts Rey Nambatac of Colegio de San Juan de Letran and San Beda’s Robert Bolick and Davon Potts to fill up their backcourt spots.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix had a decent start in the PBA Governors’ Cup winning its first two games, but everything went downhill when the Fuel Masters strung together nine straight losses, effectively dashing any hope for a spot in the quarterfinals.The team’s 11th-place finish was the worst since head coach Ariel Vanguardia took over, and he knows there’s no one to blame for their dismal finish but himself.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges #KicksStalker: Adidas tries to woo Antetokounmpo with a van of sneakerscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

MS Dhoni surpasses Allan Border, becomes second most successful skipper in ODI history

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday recorded his 108th victory as India skipper to go past former Australia captain Allan Border’s tally of 107 wins in the list of most victories by an ODI captain in the history of the game. The six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first of the five ODIs in Dharamsala has put Dhoni second in the list headed by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who won a massive 165 games in 230 matches. (Also read: 1st ODI: Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya heroics hand India 6-wicket win over New Zealand) The victory was also special as it came in India’s 900th ODI. The 35-year-old has captained India in 195 matches with a win percent of 59.78. He is the only Indian to have won more than 100 ODIs – only three captains in the history of the sport have breached the three-figure mark. Mohammad Azharuddin had won 90 matches while Sourav Ganguly recorded wins in 76 games. Dhoni took over as ODI captain from Rahul Dravid in September 2007 when Australia toured India for a seven-match series. However, it was not the kind of start that Dhoni had hoped for as India went down 2-4 in the series. However, Dhoni has gone on to become one of the most successful captains of India and also holds a number of records. (Also read: Hardik’s performance is important for us, says skipper MS Dhoni) RECORDS AND HONOURS – In 2007, Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win the ICC World Twenty20. It was also ICC’s inaugural T20 mega tournament. – In the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni clobbered a winning six to guide India to their second 50-overs World Cup triumph. He was also named the Man of the Match in the final for scoring 91 not out off 78 balls vs Sri Lanka. India had won their first in 1983 under Kapil Dev’s leadership. – In 2013, he became the first skipper to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies when India lifted the Champions Trophy in England. – Under Dhoni, India became world No.1 in Test cricket for the first in 2009. – Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014 to prolong his limited-overs career. – India reached the semi-finals of 2015 World Cup and 2016 World Twenty20. – Dhoni has also won two Indian Premier League titles and two Champions League T20 crowns with Chennai Super Kings. – In 2009, he became the first player to win ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice. He had also won it in 2008. – Dhoni is also recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri in 2009. – He also holds an honourary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.advertisementlast_img read more

Professor Tom Rockwell discusses CA earthquakes after Gov Newsom activates state emergency

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Professor Tom Rockwell, an earthquake geologist at San Diego State University, talked to KUSI about the Ridgecrest earthquakes. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:29 PM Posted: July 6, 2019 July 6, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Professor Tom Rockwell discusses CA earthquakes after Gov. Newsom activates state emergency services Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Police appeal for witnesses after Staffordshire trainspotters cause major disruption to rail

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman The Flying Scotsman (Image: David Parker) Chief Inspector Gareth Davies from British Transport Police, said: “It is extremely disappointing that a small minority of rail enthusiasts put their lives in grave danger in an attempt to take photos of the Flying Scotsman. Quite frankly, they should know better and we are today sending a strong message that this will not be tolerated.    “We’re making a number of urgent enquiries to identify those who trespassed on the tracks, I would therefore ask anyone with information to get in touch.    Read MoreTake YOUR water bottle to these Stoke-on-Trent venues and they’ll top it up for free (and here’s where) “The railway is an extremely hazardous environment, trespassing could result in serious injury or even death. In order to prevent further incidents, we’re stepping up our patrols when the Flying Scotsman is out on the rail network – those caught trespassing or obstructing trains can expect to be prosecuted.”    As part of enquiries into incidents on Sunday, May 5 officers have released a picture of two people they want to speak with in connection to a trespass incident near Elford, Lichfield. Anyone who recognises this man and woman is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40   If anyone witnesses a trespass incident, they are advised to call the police immediately on 999. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice have made an appeal for witnesses after trainspotters in Staffordshire caused major disruption to rail services. The incident happened on Sunday (May 5) when enthusiastic rail enthusiasts illegally accessed the tracks in Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth in a bid to see the iconic Flying Scotsman which was travelling through the Midlands. Nearly 60 train services were disrupted causing 1,000 minutes of delays. British Transport Police say in one instance, two enthusiasts stood ‘incredibly close’ to the tracks, with a line speed of 125mph.   last_img read more