You have to take a look at the past to try to understand the present and in Girona they have bad memories of what happened just a year ago. The rojiblanco team managed to walk for the First for 71 days with a firm step (his first full season in the gold category of Spanish football and 33 matches of his second), but On April 23, 2019, the beginning of the end arrived. On matchday 34 last year, after falling in Valladolid (1-0) and Levante defeating Betis (4-0), the team led by then Eusebio Sacristán stepped on the relegation positions. It was the first time since the 2016-17 campaign was promoted. The problem, that he did not know how to take off and the end was inevitable: return to Second A.Girona seemed to have found its place in the First Division, but in the confirmation campaign, the second, it collapsed. The pressure, the poor results in the second lap, not being used to dealing with the descent and an eternal confidence in Eusebio Sacristán weighed heavily. On April 23, 2019, on day 34, it was the first time that Girona stepped on the posts that led to Second and in the end it was not known to redirect the situation. And that a day later, in the 35, the rojiblancos achieved a great victory against Sevilla that allowed them to take some oxygen and put two points away from the last three classified. But it was a mirage. The last three league games were insufferable and garnered three defeats that were incompatible with saving the category. The direct rivals managed to add and the Gerundians first fell in Getafe and then against Levante in Montilivi. This left them virtually in Second and The decline was mathematical in the last league match against Alavés at home (2-1). In Girona they still cannot explain exactly what happened, but it is that the team collapsed. It was an announced death and the first time they dealt with relegation in Primera was just a year ago. Incredible but Girona lost the category and now it is their turn to fight in the Second after having only been four days downhill in the two seasons they were in the First. Of course, all of them in their second campaign and at the end of the League. And this was damning.
Defending champions Calabar High and Camperdown High square off today in the decisive game of the ISSA Southern Conference Under-19 best-of-three schools basketball final series at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Tip-off time is 6 p.m.Calabar levelled the series last Friday after they initially won Game One, which was ruled null and void after both teams had problems with their identification cards.Camperdown returned to win the replay and the lead in the series, however, the champions tied the series 1-1, and following that win, coach Ludlow Barker believes his charges are now mentally ready for the challenge.”We had a rough week, but we came back, fought hard, and I am really proud of them … Camperdown did a lot of things right the first game and we did a lot of things wrong. They were better, and we had to really dig deep and come up good Game Two,” he said.He anticipates and an even more testing match from the Oneil Brown-coached Camperdown today.”I expect them to come even harder, but we’ll be ready. We’ll be prepared as the players are more mentally ready to get the job done,” he added..Brown is of the view that Calabar’s talisman Maliek McCarthy was the difference in Game Two and he credited the Calabar star for his “composure and decision making under pressure”. However, he said that his team is fired up for today’s match.”I am 100 per cent confident that we are going to take Game Three. We have everything in place and we have something new to the table as we will be bringing in a new player. He has not played all season long and he should make a big difference to the guard position. So we are very confident we are going to take Game Three,” he said.
“We are improving little by little,” Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said. “Possibly, this was one of the best matches we’ve played in a very long time.” Koke opened the scoring with a strike from near the penalty spot in the 35th minute; Gabi added to the lead with a shot that deflected off the back of a defender in the 78th; and Martinez came off the bench to seal the win with a well-placed left-footed shot from the top of the area in the 85th. It was the first Spanish league goal for the Colombian forward, who transferred from FC Porto. “We are thrilled to win in such a difficult environment,” Koke said. “Sevilla is one of our main rivals.” MADRID (AP): Jorge “Koke” Resurrecciun, Gabi Fernandez and substitute forward Jackson Martinez scored a goal each as Atletico Madrid defeated Sevilla 3-0 yesterday to win their second game in a row and keep pace with Barcelona atop the Spanish league. Atletico and Barcelona are among the only four teams to have won both matches to start the season, along with Celta Vigo and surprising Basque club Eibar. Celta and Eibar finished the second round atop the standings with six points and the same goal difference. Each team scored five goals and conceded one. Celta defeated Rayo Vallecano 3-0 on Saturday, while Eibar beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in their home opener yesterday. Real Madrid rebounded from a scoreless draw against newly promoted Sporting Gijon with a 5-0 rout of Real Betis in their first match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, while Barcelona edged Malaga 1-0 at the Camp Nou yesterday. After struggling in their opener at home, Atletico picked up a convincing win at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla, showing that they have the strength to be considered an early contender for the title. Little improvement
The latest problem surrounds the colour of sightscreens used by some teams in the limited over matches and particularly the use of blue sightscreens, instead of black sightscreens, as called for by the conditions of play. Melbourne used a blue sightscreen at Melbourne Oval in the match against St Thomas some weeks ago and won the match comfortably. Then, St Thomas protested the match. They claimed they lost the match because of the colour of the sightscreen and claimed they had complained about it to the umpires. Melbourne said that the sightscreen had nothing to do with the result, that they had used it before, including last season, and no other team had complained. The disciplinary committee of the JCA threw out the protest. St Thomas, however, appealed the decision and the committee ruled that the match must be replayed. Apart from saying that it was difficult to get the black cloth to make the sightscreen, Melbourne also claimed that other clubs had used a blue sightscreen this season, had used a blue sightscreen last season and there was no complaint on any occasion that the blue sightscreen was used when it should not have been used. They also argued that St Thomas’ protest came after the match had started. According to reports, Melbourne argued also that the fact that a blue sightscreen was used by them during last season, that it was used by other clubs during last season and again this season, and that the JCA, who knew about it but did nothing about it, had by their silence agreed with its use. On top of that, Melbourne argued that in playing with the blue sightscreen during the match, they and the two umpires, like all the other umpires in all the other matches in which the blue sightscreens were used, believed that the blue sightscreen was quite in order. If the blue sightscreen, however, was not in order and if Melbourne were found guilty of using it despite the JCA’s lack of action, then St Thomas should have been awarded the match. The question, however, is this: did Melbourne deserve to be penalised for using a blue sightscreen instead of a black sightscreen? In the circumstances, the answer is ‘no’ and it is no for the following reasons: although Melbourne at the time had been working on installing a sightscreen, which can be easily switched from white to black and vice versa, and had acquired a black sightscreen after the St Thomas protest, because of its silence on the use of the blue sightscreen during last season and again this season, the JCA had set a precedence. On top of that, the umpires, in that match or in other matches, had no objection to the use of the blue sightscreen, and the blue sightscreen had no effect whatsoever on the outcome of the match. The appeals committee has said that it dealt with the Melbourne case because it was reported to them and also that they could not have dealt with others simply because no one else reported the matter to them. That, to me, should not be the case. The JCA knew about the use of blue sightscreens and as a national association, as the body running the competition, they had a right to deal with the entire issue. They had a responsibility to rule on the matter when it first surfaced and by not doing so they reneged on their responsibility. The replay of the match, however, was scheduled for last Saturday. It was changed on Thursday to the Sunday and Melbourne protested. What unfolded was bad for the game, no doubt about that. The situation at Melbourne Oval was that Melbourne prepared the ground, prepared lunch and turned up on Saturday for the match; and St Thomas and the umpires turned up on Sunday for the match. The JCA has since ruled against Melbourne for their behaviour. colour of sightscreens Once upon a time, and not too long ago, cricket was known as a gentleman’s game, so much so that whenever anyone did something wrong he was told loud and clear for all to hear “that’s not cricket”. While the game remains a good game to many, however, cricket has changed, probably for the worse, especially in Jamaica and because of a weak governing body. Cricket, national and international cricket, has rules, but in Jamaica they seldom mean anything to anyone any more. They are, most times, meaningless to administrators, players, or spectators, excepting those times whenever something is at stake. In Jamaica, anything and everything goes. Administrators, and members of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) are mostly selfish people; they are concerned only about themselves and their own clubs or parishes. Everything, important or not, urgent or not, is done at their own pace and mostly at a slow pace, unless things are really urgent. The JCA does not operate with the seriousness of a national association, but rather, as Jamaicans tend to say, like a ‘fry fish shop’. The JCA usually turns a blind eye to most things until those things become a problem for everybody. Melbourne will not be in action in today’s quarter-finals and they have been summoned to a meeting by the JCA. As far as Melbourne’s part in the competition is concerned, therefore, it is over. The association, however, needs to answer some questions. What would have happened had the teams who lost matches while playing before a blue sightscreen protested and is it that Melbourne will be the only team to suffer when other teams committed the same breach in the same competition run by the same JCA? St Thomas were within their right to protest, no doubt about that. Melbourne, however, were harshly treated by the JCA in the first instance. A replay should not have been ordered. The blame rested entirely with the JCA for sitting by and twiddling their thumbs. They should have found a way to appease St Thomas. The whole affair is simply not cricket. Melbourne summoned
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Exciting West Indies Twenty20 batsman Nicholas Pooran has been slapped with a suspension by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), after snubbing his Leeward Islands Hurricanes contract for the upcoming Professional Cricket League.The 21-year-old, who made his international in the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, opted out of his PCL contract in order to represent the Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League (PCL).However, WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said Pooran’s decision would result in a suspension from WICB-sponsored tournaments for an unspecified period.”Nicholas Pooran has decided not to play for the franchise that he was selected for. All persons who are entering the [PCL] draft sign that they will make themselves available and commit themselves to playing for whoever they are drafted by,” Muirhead was quoted as saying.CONSEQUENCES”If you fail to honour that, then there are consequences. The consequence, actually, is that he won’t be able, for a specific period, play for WICB sponsored tournaments.”Pooran was selected for West Indies duty for the three T20s against Pakistan after impressing for Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League Last Summer.However, the aggressiveleft-hander has not played a first class game in two years and a regional 50-over game in three years.He was kept out of the game for a year back in 2015 when he suffered injuries in a vehicular accident and only returned to action earlier this year.Muirhead said while Pooran’s suspension would not make him ineligible for selection to the regional side, it would certainly hurt the player’s chances.”It does not mean he cannot play in a West Indies team if he is selected, but it might lessen his chances of selection by not playing in our tournaments, but it still means that he could be selected if the selectors see it fit to choose him,” the Jamaican noted.The regional first-class season bowls off next weekend with Hurricanes hosting Barbados Pride at Warner Park in St Kitts.
Today’s games Tivoli Gardens will look to maintain pole position when they face the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in a top clash in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex today at 3 p.m. The match is crucial for both teams. Tivoli are on top on 42 points, the same as Montego Bay United. However, Tivoli enjoys a better goal difference, while UWI are in third position on 39. UWI’s coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle says although playing away, his team will be going to Tivoli’s home ground for a positive result. “It will be the last game in the second round of the preliminary stage, and a win could move us on the same points as Tivoli. We are going there for a positive result,” Gayle said on Friday. UWI will be missing midfielder Ramoun Reid, who is serving a one-match suspension after a red card picked up in his team’s last game against Humble Lion two weeks ago. “He will be missed, but it is also an opportunity for another player in the squad,” the coach said. UWI will welcome back striker Girvon Brown, who ended a one-year deal at CD Dragon in El Salvador. “Girvon Brown will be in the squad for tomorrow’s game. He is back and the international clearance was done, so he could be involved in the game,” Gayle informed. UWI will rely on players such as captain Rochane Smith, Keammar ‘Dada’ Daley, Kemar Flemmings, Patrick Brown and Jamie Robinson. Coach of Tivoli Omar Edwards says his team is intent on keeping UWI behind them. “We understand that UWI are improving. They beat us in the first round, so we are going out to turn that around. UWI are three points behind us, so we just have to prepare for that contest,” Edwards said. Tivoli will come for another home win courtesy of veteran Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, Elton Thompson, captain Romaine Breakenridge and Tevin Shaw. – 3 p.m: Reno vs Montego Bay United at STETHS Complex – 3 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Jamalco at Anthony Spaulding Complex – 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Boys’ Town at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon – 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs UWI at Edward Seaga Sports Complex – 5 p.m: Maverley-Hughenden vs Waterhouse at Drewsland Stadium – 7 p.m: Harbour View vs Portmore United at Harbour View Stadium
Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)Some colleagues of Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao expressed their dismay at the results of the recent scoring review conducted by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) that declared Australian Jeff Horn as the clear winner.“Yun ang tingin nila eh, ang tingin ng karamihan hindi,” Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said in an ambush interview on Tuesday. “Karamihan ng mga komentarista, boxing aficionados, hindi eh. I don’t know what their gauge was.”ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments The senators all agreed, however, that Pacquiao’s retirement would be entirely up to him.Sotto encouraged Pacquiao to challenge Horn to a rematch, especially since Pacquiao, Sotto jokingly added, would earn “billion dollars per fight.”Angara, for his part, said that he would “respect” whatever Pacquiao’s decision would be.“Iba yung kondisyon ni Manny. Manny is not an ordinary 39-year-old. Yung katawan niya pang-trenta lang,” Angara said. “Kung feeling niya kaya niya, rerespetuhin ko yun dahil siya lang nakakaalam talaga kung kaya niya.”(“Manny’s physical condition is different. Manny is not an ordinary 39-year-old. His body is that of a 30-year-old. If he feels that he can still do it, I will respect that because he alone knows if he can still do it.”)Trillanes affirmed that he remained a “boxing fan of Manny” and recalled the time when he was in detention the latter’s fights brought him “joy and pride every time.”“Si Senator Pacquiao lang ang makakasagot niyan – kung kaya niya o hindi na niya kaya. Ako, I believe, kung kaya pa niya, sige lang lumaban pa siya kasi he should continue to make our countrymen proud,” Trillanes said.(“Only Senator Pacquiao can answer that – whether he could still do it or not. For me, I believe that if he could still do it, he should keep fighting because he should continue to make our countrymen proud.”)Gatchalian advised Pacquiao to “really analyze” if he could manage two big responsibilities – being a boxer and being a senator.“As a friend, I would really advise Senator Manny to think about itong dalawang mabigat na trabaho,” Gatchalian said. “Senate is not an easy task. Napakabigat nung pressure. And he has to really analyze kung kaya ba talagang i-manage yung dalawang napakalaking responsibility.” Former Sen. Rene Saguisag recently criticized Pacquiao, saying that the boxer-turned-politician continued with his training despite reports that the Maute terrorist group had slipped into Sarangani, Pacquiao’s home province.READ: Ex-Senator Saguisag slams lawmakers for lame stance on martial lawBut Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV believes that Pacquiao succeeded in juggling his duties at the Senate and his boxing career.“Siguro nung congressman siya. Pero ngayon, as a Senator, hindi naman siya naga-absent at present naman siya sa mga investigations. Nagspo-sponsor siya. Nagi-interpellate siya,” Trillanes said in an interview.(“Maybe it was different when he was a congressman. But now, as a senator, he is rarely absent and he is present during investigations. He sponsors, he interpellates.)“He is active, kumpara nga dun sa iba na wala namang second profession, pero hindi niyo naman maririnig yung boses. I believe, ginagampanan niya yung kanyang trabaho,” he added.(“He is active, compared to others who do not have a second profession but you barely hear their voices. I believe that he is able to do his job”.)Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian also expressed his support towards Pacquiao.“I was rooting for Senator Manny,” Gatchalian said.“Nakita ko yung dedication niya sa trabaho niya and he really tried to manage his time in both the boxing profession and here in the Senate (I saw his dedication in his work),” he added.The topic of the boxer-turned-politician’s retirement from his sports career drew mixed reactions from the senators. 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IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation (“As a friend, I would really advise Senator Manny to think about these two difficult jobs. Senate is not an easy task. The pressure is too great. And he has to really analyze if he could manage these two big responsibilities.”)“So, it’s really up to him now to assess his time and his capability and also the efforts he is putting in these two big responsibilities,” he added. “But it’s really time to assess. Ganitong disruptions sa buhay mag-assess talaga tayo kung ano yung landas na gusto nating puntahan (With disruptions in life like this one we really need to assess what path we would like to follow).” –Airei Kim Guanga, INQUIRER.net intern /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer (“That’s what they think, but majority of the people disagree with them. Most of the commentators and boxing aficionados disagree with them.”)The WBO re-examined the fight after Pacquiao and Games and Amusement Board, the Philippine government’s sports regulatory body, blasted the referees and the judges and demanded a review after the senator lost in Brisbane on July 2.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’Pacquiao said the WBO’s decision no longer surprised him.READ: WBO review rules Horn beat PacquiaoFor his part, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said that the WBO had to uphold its decision because it credibility was at stake. “Siyempre kailangan nila panindigan yung pagkakamali nila,” Angara said. “Once binawi nila yun, magkaka-issue. Yung credibilidad nila apektado.”(“Of course, they have to stand by their mistake. If they retract that decision, there will be issues and their credibility will be affected.”)“Nakakita ka na ba ng WBO na nagsabi na ang dapat nanalo ay yung kabila? I’m not aware of any case or any fight na sinabi nila nagkamali yung mga judges nila,” he added.(“Have you witnessed the WBO say that the winner is the other party? I’m not aware of any case or any fight where they said that their judges were wrong.”)Some senators came to their colleague’s defense when asked to comment regarding the criticisms being thrown at the neophyte senator.ADVERTISEMENT
787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez, currently training with the national squad in Japan, has asked permission to play for Creamline upon the team’s arrival on Wednesday.National team coach Francis Vicente has yet to decide whether she will be allowed to play because officials have planned for them to be quartered all the way to the Asian Seniors Volleyball Championships set Aug. 9.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Huelgas asserts Superiority over SEA rivals Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Valdez missed three games with the Cool Smashers after joining the 17-day training camp. And during a bull session with the national team Sunday, she expressed intention to play as soon as possible.At any rate, there appeared to be no immediate need for the superstar spiker to suit up for Creamline which swept the eliminations with a victory over Perlas-BanKo Sunday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.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’The 21-25, 25-22, 26-24, 28-26 victory was the seventh—and fourth without Valdez—in as many matches and assured the Cool Smashers the No. 1 spot in the semifinals.Cheska Racraquin scored a career-high 23 points, including four of her team’s last six points, for Creamline which will face the No. 4 ranked team in the semifinals. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Perlas Spikers dropped to 3-4, their fate hanging in the balance as a win by Pocari Sweat over BaliPure late Sunday would force a playoff for the last semis slot on Wednesday. If it wins, BaliPure will complete the semifinals cast.“This win gave us the confidence going into the semifinals and proved that we can beat them,” said Racraquin, the 20-year-old open spiker from San Beda.The Cool Smashers worked very hard to take the win, climbing from big deficits in sets 2 and 4 before hacking it out.In the fourth frame alone, the Cool Smashers stared at a 17-8 deficit.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
At this stage in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and after all the heartaches NLEX endured in the first two conferences of the season, coach Yeng Guiao wants his Road Warriors to keep working doubly hard despite their magnificent turnaround so far.“We don’t want a tie,” Guiao said after a 109-99 victory over GlobalPort on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum that practically gave the Road Warriors a tie for a top four spot. “We want to be sure, because if you go to the quotient system, you can never tell.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Del Rosario rules Taiwan Royal Open, banks P2M Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NLEX 109 – GLOBALPORT 99NLEX 109—Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99—Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Aaron Fuller scored 33 points and had 20 rebounds and Juami Tiongson tossed in 14 of his career-high 21 in the fourth to power the Road Warriors to their seventh win in nine games.In the nightcap, Barangay Ginebra needed an extra five minutes to repulse Star, 105-101, for its sixth straight win.Import Justin Brownlee unloaded 33 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to pace the Gin Kings, who grabbed the solo lead at 6-1 and likewise inched closer to the next round.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’Guiao believes they are just one more triumph away from a twice-to-beat edge in the first round of the playoffs.“Being 7-2 is a good place to be at,” said Guiao. “But we need eight [wins] to make the top four and we don’t want to take chances with the quotient system.” “We have two games left against tough teams in TNT (KaTropa) and Star, and if we get lucky enough in one of those games, I think it’s safe to say that we will be in the top four.”Guiao admitted he did not expect this team to get to where it is at this point, especially after tweaking the local roster in the off-season.“They (players) just jelled well,” he said. “We made a lot of hard decisions [in trading away some veterans] and we were really preparing for next year. The chemistry has been great.”Murphey Holloway led the Batang Pier with 29 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, but GlobalPort sorely missed the 20.8-point and 6.5-rebound averages of Stanley Pringle, the other half of the team’s dreaded prolific backcourt.Pringle had to rush home to the US to attend to an emergency family matter.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu
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We used to get down on each other, start arguing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson’s basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth. 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At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.”Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.“I thought Warren really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn’t keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.”After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker’s failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender’s 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.MEMORIAL MOMENTA moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickuptruck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.LATE ARRIVALThe Suns’ bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. … Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. … Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. … Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip. Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) who loses control of the ball while shooting for two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. The Suns defeated the Nets 122-114. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.This time, the Suns remained steady.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls,as Brooklyn’s defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.“We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,” Triano said. “When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.”The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who’ve lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.ADVERTISEMENT View comments