Phoenix slips past Alaska on buzzer beater from Phelps

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets NLEX pips Kia for 2-0 start SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:40Filipinos 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans The Aces, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2 and extended their losing skid to 10 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup.READ: Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs KiaFEATURED 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’“Our veterans delivered today, they showed heart and made the crucial plays down the stretch,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia in Filipino. “It was like a playoff game but credit to Alaska for giving us a hell of a game.”LaDontae Henton gave Alaska the 91-90 lead with 41.1 seconds left after tipping in Calvin Abueva’s miss but former Ace RJ Jazul responded with a three-pointer to swing the lead back to Phoenix, 93-91, with 29.2 remaining. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Henton carried the Alaska offense with 30 points to go along 10 rebounds.center_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Chris Banchero would give the Aces another lease on life when he converted on a gorgeous tip-in with 21.1 seconds left to tie the game at 93-93.Vanguardia said he faced uncertainty from his assistant coaches when the teams exchanged baskets in the final minute but he knew his veterans would deliver under pressure.“My assistant coaches were the ones who felt nervous, they told me to put in defenders but I told them that the players on the floor are veterans and they know how to win games,” said Vanguardia. “I know they can win games and I have full trust in them.”Phelps led the Fuel Masters with 29 points and 14 rebounds while Jazul lit up the rainbow territory with 15 points and going 4-of-5 from deep.Joseph Eriobu also did the dirty work for Phoenix finishing with 14 points, and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix got a share of the top spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup after fending off Alaska, 95-93, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Eugene Phelps bailed out the Fuel Masters with a layup at the buzzer as they improved to 2-0 and tied with NLEX at the top spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘Hardest worker’ Mariano steps up big time for shorthanded Ginebra

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 6-foot-3 forward said he knew stepping up is a must with him playing a bigger role in the absence of his teammates.“We’re really undermanned. If you saw our practice last week, there were only seven or eight of us practicing, but we came into this game and really played with our hearts,” Mariano told reporters after Ginebra took down San Miguel Beer, 110-102, for its fourth win in five stints. “My job is to really try and stop the import and the points just come as an extra for me.”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 ChrissThe 26-year-old Mariano, who was an early second round pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, also played an instrumental role on the defensive end as the primary stopper to SMB import Arizona Reid.On top of his career offensive game, Mariano also collected seven rebounds, two steals and a block while locking down Reid, who only scored 13 points on 6-of-21 from the field. It was the second straight time that Mariano showed what he’s capable of after scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds in a 124-118 loss to Blackwater on Friday.“I’m starting to get my rhythm and my teammates are just looking for me so I’m able to get easy shots,” Mariano said.Mariano hopes to sustain his form with Ginebra not expecting to get its injured players back anytime soon.The Gin Kings will have their work cut out for them again when they take on the surging Phoenix Fuel Masters and their prolific import Eugene Phelps on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES His stellar play certainly didn’t go unnoticed.“Aljon stepped up big time. He was huge. Defending, rebounding, running the break, finishing on the fastbreak, he really played really, really well. We see him do that in practice everyday and I’m glad the fans are finally getting the chance to see it,” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone praised.Joe Devance, who was also equally commendable, after playing through an injury, feels all the injuries are also a “blessing in disguise” with Mariano and other role players like Kevin Ferrer and Prince Caperal gaining confidence with extended playing time.“It’s AJ’s time right now. I’m so proud of him. He balled out and he’s the hardest worker on the team,” Devance, who finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists, said.“With the injuries, it’s like the blessing in disguise for AJ, Prince and for all the guys who haven’t been playing that much. It’s just gives them confidence and really helping us get deeper.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ryukyu downs Guangzhou for Terrific 12 title PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra forward Aljon Mariano had his best game in the PBA on Sunday night and it couldn’t have come at a better time.Mariano tied his career-high with 20 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting from the field to provide a much-needed lift for the depleted Gin Kings, who were missing six of their players including key cogs Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Sol Mercado and Jervy Cruz.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Olympic Torch visits Fort St. John

first_imgElm is touring to several RBC branches throughout the province, and signing autographs for his devoted fans. He says he just got back from training in the States, and he’s looking forward to training in Richmond, starting next week.Elm also says the Vancouver games will be his last competition. [asset|aid=1444|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e274a721240a03e6f35dcbf2766cbba1-Elm 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Photo: Mom Rhonda Dickson and son Gabriel Dickson hold the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch at the local RBC Bank – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe Olympic Torch made a guest appearance in Fort St. John on Monday. – Advertisement -While it wasn’t lit up, members of the community got to hold the torch and take pictures with it. They were also treated to autographs from Canadian Speed skater Steven Elm. Elm won a Silver medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics, on the Pursuit team that included Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison. Elm says it’s important for Canadians to see the torch. [asset|aid=1443|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e274a721240a03e6f35dcbf2766cbba1-Elm 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The Olympic Torch will return to the City on January 31st next year, during its relay through Canada. This time, the torch will be lit. By the end of the 106-day cross-Canada relay, the torch will have travelled 45,000 kilometers by land, sea and air, and come within an hour’s drive of 90 per cent of the Canadian population.Photo: Canadian Speed Skater Steven Elm signs autographs, as people pose with the Olympic Torch – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

Eight soul-crushing Arsenal defeats

first_img Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal – March 22, 2014 – Arsene Wenger’s 1,000 match as Arsenal manager should have been a special occasion but in the end it turned out to be one he’ll want to forget as his side were trounced by their London rivals. Early strikes from Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle had the Gunners on the back foot before a controversial Kieran Gibbs red card and subsequent Eden Hazard penalty made it 3-0 after 17 minutes, while an Oscar double and Mohamed Salah rounded off the scoring. Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal – August 28, 2011 – Click the right arrow above for more soul-crushing Gunners defeats… – Swansea wrecked Arsenal’s chances of closing the gap at the top of the Premier League when they beat the Gunners 2-1 and here, talkSPORT looks at more of the Gunners’ soul destroying defeats beginning with this one at Old Trafford. It was hardly the most frightening Man United team ever – the midfield contained Nani, Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young – but somehow the Gunners capitulated and were hammered ruthlessly. 9 9 Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos – September 29, 2015 – In a relatively easy Champions League group this season, the Gunners almost contrived to cock things up by losing to Dinamo Zagreb and then Olympiakos in their first two matches. At no point were Arsenal ahead in the clash and it was even more of a shock given their opponents had lost their last 12 away games against English sides – including David Moyes’ Manchester United team. 9 9 9 9 Arsenal’s Premier League title bid was further dented on Wednesday as they lost 2-1 to Swansea City at the Emirates.The Gunners had seen Leicester City draw with West Brom the previous night so knew a win would put them to within two points of the table-toppers, while it turned out rivals Tottenham and Manchester City lost too.All things considered, it was a devastating defeat and leaves them six points adrift of the Foxes and just four points clear of fifth place Manchester United, with supporters jeering as their side left the field.But it isn’t the first time Arsene Wenger’s side have suffered such a morale-sapping loss.Click the right arrow above to see eight soul-crushing Arsenal defeats… Bolton 2-1 Arsenal – April 24, 2011 – Still in the hunt for the Premier League title, despite a morale-crushing League Cup final defeat to Birmingham City, the Gunners fluffed their lines against the Trotters. Robin van Persie had levelled after Daniel Sturridge put the hosts ahead and Kevin Davies had missed a penalty, but an under-par Arsenal side were defeated when Tamir Cohen headed home a Chung-Yong Lee corner after 90 minutes. 9 BONUS: Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal – the draw that felt like a defeat – February 5, 2011 – The Gunners were 4-0 up after 26 minutes at St James’ Park as they looked to be cruising to victory and another three points to boost their title bid. In the end Arsenal capitulated following an Abou Diaby red card after 50 minutes and following two Joey Barton penalties and Leon Best goal, Cheick Tiote volleyed home a stunning equaliser three minutes from time. Arsenal 1-3 Monaco – February 23, 2015 – It had looked like the Gunners had been handed a winnable tie in the Champions League round of 16 but when it came to the crunch a full strength Arsenal side were downed by the French outfit. At the Emirates Geoffrey Kondogbia, Dimitar Berbatov and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco scored for the visitors, while a youngster named Anthony Martial also lined up against Arsenal that day. 9 AC Milan 4-0 Arsenal – February 15, 2012 – Hopes were high for the Gunners as they travelled to the San Siro, but in the end they were given a hiding and suffered their heaviest ever defeat in Europe. Kevin-Prince Boateng and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were amongst the goals, while Premier League flop Robinho bagged a brace. Even introducing on-loan Thierry Henry at half-time couldn’t save Arsenal from an embarrassing loss. Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal – February 8, 2014 – An astonishing 20-minute blitz at Anfield saw Arsenal, the Premier League leaders, 4-0 down in the first half as title-chasing Liverpool ramped up their bid to lift the trophy. Martin Skrtel and Raheem Sterling hit doubles for the hosts, while Daniel Sturridge added the other. A Mikel Arteta penalty was Arsenal’s only response. Wenger’s men would only win two of their next eight matches and, despite five wins in a row at the end of the campaign, finished fourth. 9 Birmingham City 2-1 Arsenal – February 27, 2011 – Having beaten Tottenham, Newcastle, Wigan and Ipswich on the way to the final, most Gunners thought it was finally the time to end what was then a six-year wait for a trophy. Instead, goals from Nikola Zigic and Obafemi Martins downed Wenger’s men at Wembley as they sandwiched a Robin van Persie volley. last_img read more