Short-handed Bolts rally to thwart Fuel Masters

first_imgPhilippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The next Meralco game will be on Sept. 6 against sister team TNT KaTropa, and that game would mean a seat in the playoffs should the Bolts escape with a win.“Good thing is that all three of them will be back for our next game,” Black said as Allen Durham chipped in his share with 33 points 16 rebounds and seven assists. Chris Newsome and Reynel Hugnatan also finished in twin digits with a combined 33.Phoenix paraded a new import in Brandon Brown and almost hammered out a victory.But the Fuel Masters, who broke in Jeff Chan after acquiring the left-handed gunslinger from Rain or Shine just over a week ago, couldn’t hold on to a 77-62 lead late in the third quarter and went down for the fourth straight game after a 2-0 start.Brown, playing in lieu of the injured Eugene Phelps, finished with 38 points, while Chan wound up with 27 in his biggest offensive game of the season.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESShort on personnel but long in determination, Meralco rebounded from its first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday night by pulling off what coach Norman Black feels is as the Bolts’ most satisfying win yet.“It was just an incredible effort from my guys tonight,” Black said after the Bolts—with three aces out of the roster—carved out a come-from-behind 107-104 win over Phoenix Petroleum to creep closer to a playoff berth at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT “We had to deal with a lot of adversities in this game and we really needed to get a win, especially after coming off a loss,” added the multi-titled coach, who didn’t mind playing his remaining players extended minutes with an 18-day break coming their way.Garvo Lanete fired 14 points in the third period and finished with 27, effectively plugging the holes created by the absence of Baser Amer and Mike Tolomia as the Bolts completed a rally from as big as 15 points down to rise to 5-1.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’Amer, a prime candidate for the Most Improved Player of the year award who has stepped up to become the team’s best point guard, and Tolomia, whom Black described as his second best point guard, are both in Kuala Lumpur playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the Southeast Asian Games.Aside from his two guards, Black also missed his best defender in Cliff Hodge, which meant that the Bolts were “not strong defensively,” allowing Phoenix to nearly get away with a victory. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano SEA Game: Active PH Volcanoes ready to erupt End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Brown, though, missed the potential game-tying basket as time expired.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Linden man slapped with wounding charge

first_imgA 32-year-old man, who allegedly wounded another during an argument over missing belongings, was granted bail at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday.Dillon LesterDillon Lester, of Lot 279 Half Mile, Linden Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), denied the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It is alleged that on June 5, 2019 at Granny Backdam, Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni), he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Michael Miller.The prosecution’s case stated that the Virtual Complainant (VC) went into the backdam to look for workmen. According to the Prosecutor’s case, on June 4, 2019, the VC left his haversack and went to work; however, upon returning, he discovered that items were missing. He then proceeded to inquire about the missing items from others, and based on the information he received, he went to confront the defendant.It was during that confrontation, which ensued a heated argument, that the defendant allegedly pulled out a knife and dealt the VC several stabs resulting in injuries.The man was rushed to the Linden Hospital where he received treatment. The matter was then reported and the defendant was arrested. Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail; however, he asked that special conditions be applied if the defendant is released. He was released on $70,000 bail. The case will continue on June 16 at the Linden Magistrates’ Courts.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer news: Reds face defender blow as Juventus swoop

first_img Liverpool target Martin Montoya Juventus have moved into pole position to sign Liverpool-linked Barcelona defender Martin Montoya.The 24-year-old right-back is deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp following Dani Alves’ two-year contract renewal and Aleix Vidal’s arrival at the treble winners.The Catalan star, who is contracted to Luis Enrique’s side until 2018, was tracked by Brendan Rodgers throughout last season but wants to play Champions League football next term, something which Liverpool cannot offer.It is a blow to the Premier League side as they try to find a quick replacement for the out of contract Glen Johnson and continue their pursuit for Southampton star Nathaniel Clyne.And the Old Lady are likely to beat the Merseysiders and Serie A rivals Inter Milan to Montoya’s signature this week, according to Turin-based outlet Tuttosport.Montoya made only 12 appearances in all competitions last season. 1last_img read more