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first_imgMarcio Lassiter fired 23 and Alex Cabagnot 19 for San Miguel, which got all of Chris Ross’ 11 points in the breakaway second period.“Of course we will go for it (series-clinching win in Game 5), because we would need to get all the rest we can (for the Finals),” Austria said.Japeth Aguilar scored 31 and LA Tenorio 20 for the Gin Kings.In the other Final Four series set 7 p.m. on Friday also at MoA Arena, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero sees Game 4 of their duel against NLEX as a do-or-die match for the Road Warriors.“For sure, they (Road Warriors) will come out hard, so we should be ready,” said Victolero, whose team has won the last two games of the series but will continue to Marc Pingris—out for the rest of the season because of an ACL tear.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES “We must sustain our intensity and aggressiveness,” said Victolero, also aiming for a first-ever title series appearance as a coach.SAN MIGUEL 102—Lassiter 23, Cabagnot 19, Santos 16, Fajardo 14, Ganuelas-Rosser 12, Ross 11, Espinas 4, Pessumal 3, Lanete 0, De Ocampo 0, Heruela 0, Agovida 0, Vigil 0, Mamaril 0.GINEBRA 81—J. Aguilar 31, Tenorio 20, Cruz 9, Mercado 5, Caguioa 3, Caperal 3, Ferrer 3, Mariano 2, Manuel 2, Devance 2, Thompson 1, R. Aguilar 0.Quarters: 32-22, 58-41, 84-58, 102-81Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas and the POC Executive Board Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LA Tenorio of Ginebra beats the defense of San Miguel Beer’s Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos for a layup. San Miguel won to lead the series, 3-1. —Sherwin VardeleonThe game wasn’t even close and suddenly, the best-of-seven Final Four pairing, too, in the PBA Philippine Cup.Embarrassed the last time out, San Miguel Beer on Thursday night ran roughshod over Barangay Ginebra with a 102-81 mangling of the Gin Kings at Mall of Asia Arena, giving the history-seeking Beermen triple match point for a title series berth in the season’s most prestigious conference.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Six players scored in twin digits and so in control was San Miguel that reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo didn’t need to score in the final two periods to go 3-1 up and earn a shot at an unprecedented fourth straight title starting with Game 5 this Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.“Anything is still possible. We cannot relax,” said coach Leo Austria, who celebrated his 60th birthday in style, when asked if the series is already in the bag.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“We lost a 3-1 lead to Ginebra while I was still a player at (defunct) Shell.”Though only four out of 51 teams which have trailed by such a margin have gone on to reverse the series, one of those teams that bungled a 3-1 lead was a San Miguel franchise—then carrying the name Petron—in the 2012 Philippine Cup semifinals opposite Talk ‘N Text. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 awardlast_img read more


first_imgThe first Rundonegal Women’s 5k takes place in the stunning surroundings of Glenveagh this Sunday.The event will take place around the Castle and the adjoining National Park with an 11 am start. The new running/walking initiative is the first of what is hoped will be an annual affair.It is being organised with the backing of Donegal County Council and supported by the goodwill of the local residents in the Glenveagh area. The idea for the women’s event came from the current Council Mayor Cora Harvey.She hopes that in the years ahead each new Mayor will make the Rundonegal Women’s 5k an annual event for selected charities.This year, Mayor Harvey has chosen the Diabetes Federation and the local Strengthening Families programme as the benefitting charities.The entry fee is €10 and the run and walk will be under the direction of a very experienced organising group including Grace Boyle, Bridgeen Doherty, Neil Martin, Danny McDaid and Patsy McGonagle. Behind them is another very strong support group many of whom were involved in the North West 10k which was such a success.In the past fortnight between the 10k and the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge, over 3200 people have taken part in these recent runs and walks. Entrants have done the events not only for their own benefit but for a range of very worthwhile causes.Never was there more awareness and participation in healthy outdoor exercise. That is clearly demonstrated on a daily basis by the huge volumes of people out walking and jogging along with those engaged in the more competitive running sector.The Rundonegal 5k organisers are inviting all women regardless of age to come along and enjoy a fun event while supporting Mayor Harvey’s two nominated charities.Runners and walkers can register next Sunday morning from 9 am in the Visitors Centre. And bring along an extra couple of euro….the buns at the Castle cafe are particularly delicious!The weather forecast for Sunday morning is looking good too; so get along and enjoy!EndsHUNDREDS GET READY FOR GREAT GLENVEAGH RUN (AND TREAT YOURSELF TO CREAM BUNS AFTERWARDS!) was last modified: May 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amid Ginebra’s injury woes, Cone expects more from Ferrer, Mariano

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Geje Eustaquio exacts revenge, wins ONE interim flyweight title Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Barangay Ginebra has not been the picture of excellence with its current situation in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “We wanted them to step up but they just haven’t been capable of playing in the level we want them to yet.”Ginebra faced Phoenix without 7-foot center Greg Slaughter, who is recovering from a strained hamstring he suffered in practice, and forward Joe Devance, who is still recuperating from a foot surgery.What’s left of the team is a bench that has yet to fill in the gap of the two big men.“We’re grasping at straws and see who steps up and plays well but we’re not finding any straws,” said Cone whose team mustered to outscore Phoenix 29-12 in the fourth but still came up short.“It’s been a tough stretch, you don’t want to play this badly when you got a couple of guys go down. You still want to come out.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Gin Kings just lost in disappointing fashion to Phoenix, 87-82, in the PBA Philippine Cup and that blow saw them slip to their third straight loss for a 2-3 record.And as Ginebra continues to struggle with injuries, head coach Tim Cone said his remaining players isn’t hauling the weight he expected them to do.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We haven’t played well. We haven’t responded well to being undermanned. We expected guys to step up specifically Aljon [Mariano] and Kevin [Ferrer],” said Cone Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Phoenix holds on as Ginebra comeback fizzles  NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Krish Patel bags National sub-junior under-16 title, Gargi bosses Vipasha in girls’ final

first_imgKrish Patel confirmed his supremacy in the National sub-junior Championship here on Saturday with a marauding 6-0, 6-1 victory over Denim Yadav in the boys’ under-16 final.Not dropping a single set throughout the tournament, Krish was a heavy favourite for the marquee clash but a fight was expected from a gifted stroke-maker Denim, who took down seed two Sushant Dabbas in the quarter-final.However, the sixth seed was on a different level altogether in the final match where his strong ferocious forehands, coupled with ease at finding winners, gave no chance to his rival on the day.Denim looked confident when he entered the court for the opening set but was handed an early setback as Krish broke his first serve.The confidence in Krish’s game was apparent as he played an aggressive game from the word go. Hitting volleys on appropriate occasions to charging Denim’s weak second serve from inside the baseline, gave no breathing room to the 15-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh.The only gleam of a hope came for Denim after dropping 10 games on the trot which included conceding the first set 6-0 — when he secured his first point from his serve to make it 4-1.It turned out to be just an anomaly in the match as the Ahmedabad boy clinched the match by breaking Denim’s serve 6-1.”I always knew that if I beat Divesh (Gahlot who was seeded 1) in semi-finals, winning the final won’t be much of a tough ask. My strategy was to play an aggressive game and everything went accordingly to plan,” Krish told Mail Today.advertisementIn the girls’ under-16 final, Vipasha Mehra’s dream run in the competition finally came to a halt after she lost to Gargi Pawar 6-4, 6-3 in a lopsided encounter.The result came as a surprise given Vipasha’s glaring form in the tournament that included triumphing higher-ranked opponents such as Bhakti Parwani (first seed) and junior Grand Slam player Sanjana Sirimalla.Gargi played a top-notch game where she engaged in long-rally game with Vipasha who looked a pale shadow of a player that played a flawless game in the earlier rounds. The Tamil Nadu girl played some fine winners but was also flummoxed by the strong forehand returns and topspin strokes by Gargi leading to numerous unforced errors.After winning the first set 6-4, the Pune girl was cruising home for a win with a massive lead of 4-1.However, Viapsha sparked a comeback by breaking Gargi’s serve and then clinching another point to make it 4-3. But she failed to sustain the momentum as her 15-year-old compatriot continued to play a big forehand to perfection to win the set and the match.The victory would mean a lot to Gargi as her tennis career remains in dark due to family’s financial crisis after she lost her father in an accident a year and a half ago.The under-16 champions old still desires to achieve her dream of being a professional tennis player.”I always want to be a professional tennis player and that feeling got stronger after this title. Last year my form wasn’t good; now I win under-16 in my first year in the category. Couldn’t ask for more,” Gargi said.Under-14 finals too saw one-sided encounter as talented Udit Gogoi cruised past a clueless Aman Dahiya 6-1, 6-4 While, seed two Renne Singh trumped Vaishnavi Adkar 7-5, 6-2.last_img read more