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

The ghost of the AFC

first_imgDear Editor,The Alliance for Change (AFC) has now invented an innovative and creative campaign strategy, which reproduces the inherent lies and deceit, but in another form.It was claimed by Mr Khemraj Ramjattan, on the Alliance on the Move programme, that PPP supporters are intimidating people from putting their names on the AFC candidates’ list. He further said the Guyana Police Force will be called in to deal with these PPP supporters. This is hard to believe, since no one can stop anyone from backing any candidate, that being an entirely private matter; unless these would-be AFC backers made a public proclamation to the effect.However, this is just a prefabricated excuse, or more like a good defence when the AFC fails at the LGE polls, which they are bound to!It must be recalled that, not so long ago, Mr Ramjattan lambasted and insulted the residents of the Upper Corentyne, accusing them of sitting down and drinking rum, and only waiting for the ‘lawyer boy’ to come and buy rum for them. Now he wants them to vote for him! He should apologise, and then ask for their support. Mr Ramjattan has always opined that Berbicians are illiterate and stupid, but he needs to understand that they have excellent long-term memories, and can recall insults verbatim.Moreover, the AFC is now promising roads, land, street lights, gun licences, and other favours once residents support them by signing on the LGE backers form. This is not only deceitful, but illegal. No political party can promise state resources in return for support and votes.Another ploy is their going into NDC areas where work was done by the Regional Democratic Council and taking credit for the work. This was done in the Kilcoy/Hampshire NDC, where I am the Chairman. This was raised at the last RDC statutory meeting.Furthermore, someone (named) told the viewers on the Alliance on the Move programme that only if the residents put their names on the AFC’s List can they gain access to the AFC Ministers, such as Mr Ramjattan and Mr Patterson, to ventilate their issues. This is a new form of corruption, holding the people at ransom to vote for the AFC. This is what should be investigated by SOCU and the GPF, not legal Cabinet decisions!Never in the history of this country has a political party been so barefaced and corrupted. Our State resources are being used to openly bargain for votes.Let the people beware of these illegal and nasty manoeuvrings of the AFC! The AFC’s ghost is now on the haunting!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

Fellaini hints at Manchester United exit

first_img0Shares0000Belgium manager Roberto Martinez selected Jose Fellaini, pictured here, for the game in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United star suffered strained knee ligaments inside half-an-hourMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Marouane Fellaini is mulling over his future at Manchester United but believes Jose Mourinho will respect his decision if he decides to leave.The 30-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the campaign and agreeing a new deal appears to be proving difficult. Asked whether he will still be at Old Trafford in a few months’ time, Fellaini told Belgian website HUMO: “Honestly, I do not know.“I have something in my head but I cannot tell you. This is my tenth season in England. Except for the very first at Manchester, I only knew good times.“I’m still here. If Manchester did not want me anymore, they would have said that for a long time. They made a proposal, probably one will follow.“Whether I will accept it I do not know. You cannot arrange something like that in a jiffy.”Fellaini can begin talks with other clubs when the January transfer window opens in January and he could leave for nothing when his current contract expires in May.The Belgian international has discussed the situation with Jose Mourinho and he does not expect the lack of clarity over his future to affect his relationship with the Manchester United manager.He went on: “We talked about it. The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players.”Fellaini has played nine league games this season and has scored three goals but he has been struggling with a knee injury he picked up playing for Belgium in a World Cup Qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina three months ago.He added: “The inner ligaments were hit. A month later I played against Chelsea and three weeks after that, against Brighton, I felt pain again. I decided not to take risks.“It is not an easy period, but good. That’s how it goes in football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more