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

Support dwindles for French transit strike

first_imgThe reform is one piece of Sarkozy’s broader plans to change the way the French work, and one that enjoys support from most voters. Others, such as changes to hospital staffing and public sector job cuts, are more sensitive. “The government’s strategy is both firm about the goal of reforming special regimes, and open – with a hand extended – to dialogue with electricians, gas industry workers, railway workers and public transport workers,” Sarkozy said. “I’m committed to this reform, and we’ll do it,” he told reporters in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of a two-day European Union summit. For strike opponents, those pension protections are outdated in a world of globalized competition. Advocates say the strike is a crucial message to defend public services from Sarkozy’s planned cost-cutting. Commuters got around in Paris by the city’s new rent-a-bike system, roller-blades, motorcycle taxis or by borrowing their children’s scooters. Those who gambled on the threadbare public transport grumbled about missing appointments.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.More trains, buses and subways were running Friday than on the first strike day, and polls indicated only limited public support for the strikes. The country’s biggest strikes in 12 years have sent their message – that President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt to trim coveted worker protections in France’s economy will not be easy. But unity among organized labor’s ranks splintered, with several unions putting off a decision about whether to press on with wide-scale walkouts until next week. Authorities said Paris bus service and train traffic across France would be virtually back to normal today. The labor dispute centers on Sarkozy’s plans to scrap retirement privileges for workers in physically demanding jobs, such as miners and train drivers, but also for workers at the state bank and national opera house. They are able to retire earlier – and on more generous terms – than the vast majority of France’s working population. The government says the privileges cost too much and are unfair; workers fearing unemployment lines resist any erosion of the labor protections that have long underpinned France’s economy. PARIS: Labor dispute centers on President Sarkozy’s plan to dump retirement for bus, train workers. By Jamey Keaten THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS – Support for striking transport workers faltered Friday, with some unions returning to work on the second day of a protest against government plans to scrap some retirement benefits and commuters grumbling about delays and crowded platforms. last_img read more