Ride with Raja Sarangi in Caymanas Park feature

first_imgIn the absence of a trophy race at Caymanas Park today, the $550,000-$500,000 claiming race over 1500 metres is the focus of attention on the nine-race programme. Post time is 1 p.m. With nine fit horses declared, the leading lights are RAJA SARANGI, DANOS LA PAZ, GEISHA’S GLORY, SIR SOUTH and recent winner XQUISITE CHOICE, who has settled down to her racing of late. Although struggling to find his best form in recent weeks, DANOS LA PAZ is apparently fitter for this race and could topple rivals over what is an ideal trip. Trained by Neville Peralto for New Blue Limited, the four-year-old colt by War Marshall out of Lady Rakwalaay was missing from competition during the summer. And when he returned on October 19, was soundly beaten by SPARKLING MICHAELA over a mile, a race in which RAJA SARANGI closed fast into second place, just ahead of GEISHA’S GLORY in third. Having had two more races since, DANOS LA PAZ, with title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen aboard, should be cherry ripe for this race. Still yet, I can’t see him beating old rival RAJA SARANGI, who looks nicely treated with 52.0kg and leading jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Randolph Scott. Although winning only once from 11 starts this season, the bay colt by Adore The Gold out of Ecstatic has run some good races in defeat, despite a tendency to be slowly away at the start. SUPERFECTA Having been kept on the move at exercise and looking well, RAJA SARANGI will not go down easily, providing he does not give it away at the start. His final rattle should prove too strong for GEISHA’S GLORY, under useful 4.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards, DANOS LA PAZ and XQUISITE CHOICE. That’s the superfecta. Other firm fancies on the card are TEISHA’S DREAM with Ellis aboard in the opening race over 1100 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up; down-in-class NUH VEX in the third over the straight course; as well as RALLY BABY in the fourth for maiden two-year-olds; and ANGEL STAR to finally open her account in the sixth for maiden three-year-olds and up over 1100 metres.last_img read more

Schafer, Simpson for Copa Centenario draw

first_imgJamaica’s senior men’s national football team head coach Winfried Schafer and team manager Roy Simpson will attend the official draw and team workshop for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario. The official draw will take place at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA, tomorrow, beginning at 8 p.m. The tournament, which will be the 45th edition of Copa America, since its inception in 1916, will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle and will feature an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The tournament will be held from June 3-26 in the USA. The participating countries will be (CONMEBOL) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela and (CONCACAF) Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the USA. The event will include coaches, managers, media liaison officers and broadcasters, as well as executives from the two confederations. They will also participate in the team workshop tomorrow and Monday. Jamaica qualified by being crowned the 2014 Caribbean Cup Champions.last_img read more

Cunningham hunts one last hurrah

first_imgVeteran athlete Ricardo Cunningham is hoping that his own self-drive and self-belief will help him to make the best of what is left of his time on the track. He has his sights set on a successful year in either the 800 metres or 400m hurdles this year. Thirty-six-year-old Cunningham is hoping that he will be able to make one last hurrah and qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. “I have been encouraged over the years to try the 400m hurdles. My personal best over the 400m is 46.20 seconds, and the 800m has given me a lot of strength, and this event (400m hurdles) is a combination of speed and strength. It’s just for me to work on putting both speed and strength together in order to improve over the hurdles,” he told The Gleaner. The former Racers Track Club athlete, now at Cameron Blazers, finished top of the field at the recent MVP Track and Field Classic. It was his second competitive 400m hurdles, and the many-time national 800m champion clocked 50.28 seconds, the third-fastest time of the night. Ansert Whyte (49.39) of Racers Track Club and his teammate, Javarn Gallimore (50.09), finished ahead of Cunningham. Cunningham explained that the aim is to “do whatever it takes to get in the top three at trials”. Despite being in what many would consider the twilight of an athlete’s career, Cunningham is aiming to outperform his younger rivals at the National Senior Championships in June. No doubt, it will be a much sterner test than his 800m pet event where he has a personal best of 1:47.14 minutes. “It’s a new event; it’s going OK. It requires a lot of technique, but I am enjoying it thus far. The focus hasn’t been shifted from the 800m as I am still preparing for both events. They go hand in hand.”last_img read more

Maliksi understands Gilas cut: ‘Maybe next time I’ll get in’

first_imgNCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 3 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Let’s say that coach Chot wanted me to be in the team, but it really can’t happen because there will only be 12 slots, 11 if there’s an import,” said Maliksi. “Maybe next time I’ll get in.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ View commentscenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I respect coach Chot’s decision because I saw that Matthew Wright and Roger Pogoy played well [during the Seaba Championship]. There will always be someone who will have to sacrifice and will not make the team.”READ: Reyes says he was ‘asked’ to leave Maliksi out of SEAG rosterFEATURED 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’Maliksi proved his worth as a national player when he suited up for the Philippines in the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers and in the Seaba Championship, extending the floor with his shooting and providing depth in the wing position.Reyes, however, said he was “asked” to leave out Maliksi in favor of Star teammate Jio Jalalon for the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar forward Allein Maliksi said Friday he does not harbor any hard feelings after being left off the Gilas Pilipinas team that is set to see action in the Fiba Asia Cup in August.“I’m okay with it, and I’ll give my support to the team,” said Maliksi in Filipino after his Hotshots brushed off Alaska 101-92 in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanslast_img read more

Irving confirms he did not talk to LeBron about trade request: ‘Why would I have to?’

first_img“And it’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody, I’m not here to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there. It’s nothing about that.”After mostly keeping to himself since the trade went down, Irving further explained his motivations behind leaving Cleveland.“It’s just there comes a time when you mature as an individual. It’s time to make that decision,” he shared.“And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save someone’s feelings, when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. And it wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t anything about that. I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I have in all of this.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Former teammates Kyrie Irving (left) and LeBron James  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOKyrie Irving and LeBron James will share the court on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season next month. But for the first time in a long time, it won’t be as teammates.Irving recently demanded his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers and got his wish when he was traded to the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” the 25-year-old guard confirmed that he did not speak with LeBron about his trade request, nor did he feel obligated to do so.“Did you speak to LeBron James or talk to LeBron James before you and your representatives met with ownership before you let them know you wanted out?” host Stephen A. Smith candidly asked the four-time All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“No. Why would I have to?” Irving responded, prompting Smith to say that LeBron might have taken it personally.Without mentioning his former teammate’s name, Irving calmly explained his side: “I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

NBA: DeMarcus Cousins regrets being loyal to Sacramento Kings

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached00:50Trending Articles02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS02:14Carpio 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 The constant losing only fueled Cousins’ frustration, which eventually led to his inevitable exit.“When you come in, you know it’s a business. How are you going to be loyal to something that hasn’t been loyal to any player that’s ever played this game? I was a fool,” he said.With his return to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento looming, Cousins bared his expectation on facing his former team.“I’m excited to play in front of the fans and see their reaction,” he said.  “But as far as it just being like a revenge game or anything, I’m past it. I’m in a good place, I’m happy where I’m at. We have a chance to win. We’re playing for something. So I’m good.”The now revamped Kings will host the Pelicans on Thursday (Friday in Manila).  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, the three-time NBA All-Star revealed that he should have bolted out of the franchise much sooner than he did.“My biggest regret is, why didn’t I leave when I had the chance,” the mercurial big man told ESPN’s Marc J. Spears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I had the chance, but I fought it. … I wanted to give it a chance. My representatives, they told me I shouldn’t stay. You know, being…I guess you can say stubborn and loyal, I wanted to make things work.”Before teaming up with another generational talent in Anthony Davis, Cousins shouldered much of the load for the lowly Kings, who failed to clinch a playoff spot throughout his tenure. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 3-time major champ Wawrinka needs coach after Norman leaves DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the second half of a game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on February 23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFPDeMarcus Cousins is certainly in the upper echelon of centers in today’s NBA.Although his talent is undeniable, the 27-year-old Kentucky product remains hounded by his fair share of turmoil—particularly during the six and a half seasons he spent with the dysfunctional Sacramento Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Commentary: The last thing this PBA standoff needed was a boycott

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere are so many ways the PBA can heal itself after a major fissure split its Board of Governors into two blocs–purportedly, the drawn lines are the same ones that separate two major conglomerates in the board.Fire Chito Narvasa? That certainly is an option.ADVERTISEMENT Merely replacing the commissioner won’t start the much-needed healing of the PBA. The way things are going, healing can start at one place, no matter how many different paths there are to take: The board has to treat this impasse with a heightened urgency to reassure the fans that they remain the heart of the country’s only professional basketball league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ After friend’s death, Brown fuels Celtics win over Warriors It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Retain him as steward of an iconic institution? Perhaps.Name a caretaker OIC or appoint a new commissioner? Maybe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThere are many immediate solutions that the PBA could apply to make sure that when Dec. 17 rolls around, there will be an opening night for Asia’s first professional basketball league. But that’s exactly what the PBA needs the least right now–immediate solutions. What it needs right now are lasting programs and a major culture change.The problem hounding the PBA is a political one. Only in some short-sighted manner can this mess be blamed on the trade between San Miguel Beer and Kia for the services of Christian Standhardinger. In reality, the trade is just the fruit of it all. The root? It goes way deeper than what has been already discussed numerous times in all forms of media.center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES The moment Standhardinger declared for a draft class where the top pick belonged to Kia, his career direction was clear. He would be a franchise player for a team that belonged to either the MVP or SMC group. This is what Kia’s mission in the PBA looks like, after all: To build powerhouse squads outside of their own franchise.A true and deep-healing solution to the problem means creating an authority infrastructure that shields the commissioner’s office from board influence; it means painting over the gray areas of league rules to make sure lottery teams don’t pawn off their basketball future.You don’t need just a strong commissioner–fans would see him as inept anyway under the same environment. Superman, in his home planet of Krypton, would just be another normal being.You need a strong commissioner’s office.Of the many paths the league can take toward healing itself, however, this isn’t–shouldn’t be–one of them: There is now an apparent boycott of some team governors of the annual planning session where the roadmap of the 2018 season would’ve been drawn up.The absence of four team representatives in Los Angeles–incoming chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX has also skipped the board activity–meant no resolution was forged regarding the status of Narvasa. And it put on hold Season 43’s plans, too. No schedule of games. No import ceiling. No new rules. Nothing. No healing.Maybe it would be to early to assume it is a boycott, even if the absent governors represent teams who belong to the bloc calling for Narvasa’s dismissal. At the very least, it is disheartening to see how these representatives cannot make time for the PBA at a time when the league needs their stewardship the most. The last dispatch we received from LA is that meetings have already been cancelled and the representatives who did make the trip are now reduced to filling those empty hours with sightseeing tours with their families.Sure, maybe the presence of the four would have meant a mere 1 percent chance that the board finally settles the impasse that has stalled league operations. But their absence? It obliterates that chance. It wipes out whatever hope of unifying the board during the planning session.Worse, in the perception play, their absence only reinforced the belief that the league has stopped caring for the heart that beats within it. The fans. The people who shell out hard-earned money for pricey tickets for the chance to see the best basketball in the country being played right before their very eyes.It turned the current standoff from a driving point for a much-needed discussion on how to improve the PBA into a showcase of its officials’ petulance. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ There has been a lot of clamor for the PBA to reexamine its soul. But what it needs in this dire moment of introspection is to look at its heart. And the heart of the league is its fans.One of the perils of political problems lies in perception. And what is the prevailing perception? That of fans being hoodwinked. But to apply surface-only solutions to the problem leaves the league open to confronting the same crisis in the future–and the same result perception-wise.True, we can easily lay the blame on the doorstep of the commissioner’s office. It has been the most convenient scapegoat, after all, instead of asking a group of powerful team governors to shoulder some accountability for the decaying fan trust over the years.But here’s the quick-heal we get by merely replacing the commissioner: In the public’s perception of this ongoing civil war, it becomes a mere transfer of the balance of power. Fans will be wary that the commissioner’s backers will ultimately turn into his sacred cows.How has the perception of the league sharply dropped to this?Look at it this way: How many of you really believe that if the commissioner’s office shot down the San Miguel Beer-Kia trade, Standhardinger would remain a franchise player who would turn the Picanto’s fortunes around and make people believe they actually belong in the PBA? If you raised your hand, you have overdosed on naivete.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Against coaches’ will, Ross plays through injury to give Beermen a boost

first_imgIn a moment of pure tenacity, San Miguel point guard Chris Ross played through pain to deliver the goods for the Beermen in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ross, however, displayed his might in complete disobedience of all his coaches in San Miguel.“All the coaches told me ‘no, no, no we’re not going to use you,’” said Ross after San Miguel’s 102-82 victory Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I said ‘come on coach, I’ll be smart. If I’m not feeling right, I’ll tell you to take me out.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Every time down on defense all the coaches were asking me ‘Chris, are you okay?’ and I will always tell them to just believe in me and I will tell them if I’m not okay.”Ross, who played for less than nine minutes, has a strained right thigh he suffered in the Beermen’s 95-87 Game 3 loss against the Gin Kings Tuesday. Ancajas vs Sultan deferred as Crawford gets injured In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said they already planned to sit out Ross for Game 4, but he had to give in to his player’s requests.Ross, who didn’t play in the second half of Game 3, responded by scoring 11 points, all in the second quarter, on 4-of-4 shooting including 3-of-3 from deep.“Today, Chris was a warrior, and he wants to help the team even though we didn’t want him to play,” said Austria. “Good thing he was able to contribute on offense.”Ross said he couldn’t bear  just watching from the bench and that he had to take action in whatever way he can.“Tonight was kind of one of those days, I just wanted to give them a spark. I think I played less than 10 minutes, that was enough to give my team the energy they needed,” said Ross. “I knew I couldn’t sit out this game, so any kind of spark that I gave, I just tried to do it for my team.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READlast_img read more

Alab bolsters semis bid with 38-point rout of CLS Knights

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Rondina: ‘We know we can beat the strong teams’ The Scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 101 — Raymundo 20, Parks 19, Javelona 18, Balkman 11, Brownlee 11, Domingo 10, Alabanza 6, Hontiveros 2, Maierhofer 2, Sumalinog 2.CLS KNIGHTS 63 — Edwards 21, Williams 17, Enguio 4, Gemilang 4, Lish 4, Nugroho 4, Wisnu 4, Kurniawan 3, Hidayat 2, Ardiansyah 0, Baskoro 0, Utomo 0.Quarters: 28-18, 56-30, 78-53, 101-63.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPao Javelona and Pamboy Raymundo stepped up and San Miguel Alab Pilipinas trounced CLS Knights, 101-63, Sunday to boost their chances for an outright semifinals berth  in the 2018 Asean Basketball League at Sta. Rosa Multi-purpose Complex in Laguna.Javelona was sensational in the game with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds on top of four assists, and two steals, while Raymundo came off the bench and topscored with 20 markers on 3-of-3 sniping from downtown in the wire-to-wire victory.ADVERTISEMENT Bobby Ray Parks added 19 points, six assists, and two boards, while Heritage Imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman chipped in 11 markers each as they took the backseat this time.Alab finished the eliminations tied with Mono Vampire at third place with a 14-6 record but could finish higher in the standings depending on the final game between Hong Kong Eastern and Chong Son Kung Fu on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Philippine side needs the Christian Standhardinger-bannered Hong Kong squad to top Chong Son in the tiff to finish second and advance to the semifinals.Shane Edwards carried CLS with 21 points and seven rebounds, while Brian Williams had 17 markers and 12 boards. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

Racela lauds recovering Tyler’s defensive effort

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:19Robredo refuses ‘unfair’ tag; asks critics to read her drug war report02:14Carpio 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT coach Nash Racela isn’t fretting over his import Jeremy Tyler’s subpar performance in his side’s 96-92 win over Ginebra on Sunday.The soft-spoken mentor came to the reinforcement’s defense, baring that the former New York Knick suffered from gastroenteritis and was only discharged early Sunday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “He wasn’t able to practice with us yesterday (Saturday) because we had to confine him to the hospital. There’s some pain in his stomach and just checked out early this morning,” shared Racela.That’s why he won’t lose sleep even after Tyler only had two points, missing all of his five field goal attempts. He also praised Tyler for getting things done on the defensive end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think the stats would not show much, but we were really conscious about limiting his minutes for his recovery. Today, he didn’t score that much and didn’t get some touches, but defensively, he got the rebounds,” Racela said.Tyler made up for his bad shooting with 15 rebounds and two blocks. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Petron all praise for ‘amazing’ Bell But Tyler wasn’t the only KaTropa who had struggled offensively. Terrence Romeo also fired blanks, winding up with only three points on a paltry 1-of-9 shooting from the field.Luckily for TNT, Racela got big contributions Jayson Castro, who had 27 points, five assists, and three steals and Roger Pogoy, who scored 15.“I think at this point, the nice thing having depth in the guard rotation. When some guys struggle, we could use some of the others,” he said.“Today, Terrence was really struggled, we got good minutes from the others. That’s something that we’re trying to do with this team — guys being ready.”TNT tries to stretch its winning run to three when it takes on Alaska next Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more