Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen

first_imgDawn of a new era: Vargas unseats Cojuangco in POC elections reboot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I just tried to stay at the moment during the game-tying three and the last shot,” said Lassiter who finished with 22 points. “Just being in the moment and just being ready if the ball comes to me, just being ready to shoot and that’s what happened.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCount on San Miguel to draw up one final intoxicating play.With the Beermen pressed for time in finishing off bottom-dwelling Kia, the reigning Philippine Cup champions turned to the crafty partnership of Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel (8-2) and the Picanto (1-10) were tied at 106 with 1.8 seconds remaining and Ross was given the task to inbound the ball.Ross, listed at a generous 6-foot-2, had the 6-foot-6 Jon Gabriel in front of him in the sideline when he whizzed past a pinpoint bounce pass to Lassiter who banked the ball off the glass for San Miguel’s game-winner in the 108-106 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLassiter said the play was never practiced and it was his chemistry with Ross, his teammate for almost five years, that allowed for the play to be completed.“We don’t practice that, good thing we have chemistry,” said Lassiter Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I’m just glad that he was able to make the pass and I was able to convert it.” Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Marcio and I talked about it before he went out, he said that he was going to push his man up some more,” said Ross. “Usually, when Marcio and I run some of our sets, he’ll put a guy on his back and I’ll just throw it to him.”Before Ross bounced the ball under Gabriel’s right arm, Lassiter first muscled his way against Jan Jamon in the lane to get a good position under the basket.And just like clockwork, Lassiter turned the play into an alley-oop that kissed the glass with the softest of touches.“I had the ball over my head, I couldn’t throw a chest pass, I had to put enough power on it to get it there and luckily it bounced right to him,” said Ross, who had nine points and 10 assists.Before Lassiter made the game-winner, though, he first made a three-pointer from the corner with 47.5 seconds left that tied the game.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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‘Practice game’

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Terrence Romeo of TNT drives past Rain or Shine star James Yap. —AUGUST DELA CRUZThere was not much at stake for either TNT KaTropa or Rain or Shine as they crossed paths Saturday night in the final elimination round playdate of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters had already sewn up the top seed and the first twice-to-beat advantage while the KaTropa, even with a victory, were going to lose to Alaska in the tiebreak for the No. 2 seed and the second playoff bonus.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But TNT coach Nash Racela had some use for the match.“It’s almost like our practice session as a complete crew. It’s not perfect of course, but I hope it prepares us [for] the next round,” said Racela, moments after the KaTropa hurdled the Elasto Painters, 100-85.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And what a next round it will be for TNT.Magnolia turned back San Miguel Beer, 101-97, in the later game, sending the defending champion Beermen to what could be the most intriguing, drama-filled quarterfinal matchup: No. 3 TNT against No. 6 San Miguel in a showdown between the flagship franchises of the league’s two rival conglomerates. The two teams tee off the quarterfinal round with Game 1 of their best-of-three series on Monday at The Big Dome.Despite the seeding, though, Racela doesn’t expect to have the edge against the Beermen.“We’re always the underdogs. It doesn’t matter now if you’re third, fourth, fifth or sixth, at least we’re not seventh or eighth,” said Racela.But his wards showed what they are capable of by subduing the Painters despite playing without starting playmaker Jayson Castro, who took a break after the tumultuous Gilas Pilipinas-Australia game in the Fiba World Cup qualifier last week.Castro, once acclaimed as Asia’s top point guard, hit Daniel Kickert with a “Superman punch” to the face during that turbulent evening at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nationals whip Cocolife Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “Jayson needed time to recover [from that incident],” said Racela.The other quarterfinal pairings will have No. 1 Rain or Shine battling No. 8 GlobalPort. No. 2 Alaska faces off against No. 7 Magnolia while No. 4 Meralco renews its rivalry with No. 5 Brgy. Ginebra in a best-of-three series that starts on Monday.Rain or Shine and Alaska need to win just once to make the semifinals while their opponents need to win back-to-back to advance.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

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Despite short preparation, PH’s iECO hopes to pull off surprises in Asia League

first_imgNCAA: Mapua posts 2nd straight win, stuns CSB MACAU—The lack of preparation is not stopping Blackwater Dioceldo Sy from having high hopes on his iECO Green Warriors in the Asia League The Terrific 12.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption PBA D-League talents from Foundations Cup champion Go for Gold make up iECO while the Elite loaned out PBA players Mark Cruz and James Sena to reinforce the team.Former TNT import Richard Howell and sizeable forward Sam Logwood are also in the Green Warriors’ lineup.“I think we have a good chance, we’re hoping for the best and hopefully we win tonight,” said Sy as his team takes on four-time bj League, the precursor to Japan’s B.League, champion Ryuku.iECO will then take on Chinese giants Xinjiang Flying Tigers, a one-time CBA champion, which has Chinese national team forward Abudushalamu Abudurexiti and former NBA center Al Jefferson.“Let’s hope for the best and hope the guys play their hearts out.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments iECO, the Elite’s affiliate, is set to take on Asian heavyweights in the pocket tournament at Studio City Event Center here in Macau, and Sy believes the new team can pull off surprises.Sy even likened the new team to the Philippine national men’s national basketball team, which was formed a mere month before the Asian Games and the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.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 Chriss“The problem is like Team Pilipinas—we have just formed the team and the other teams and they’re just starting to build their chemistry after two weeks,” said Sy Tuesday at Studio City.“The other teams are seasoned and have played together for a long time but I think our advantage is that they’re just starting to train for their respective tournaments.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Police investigating assault on man

first_imgThe local RCMP released details today, of an alleged assault, that reportedly sent one man to Fort St. John hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and then released.The police report says two suspects allegedly picked up the victim, at an undisclosed location in the city, at about two o’clock on Wednesday morning.However, police did not receive a report on the incident until yesterday, and they’re looking for public assistance in their search for the two suspects.- Advertisement -The driver of the vehicle involved,a white four door car, is described as caucasian, about 5 feet eight inches tall, with a medium build.There is no description of the suspect passenger.Police are taking public information assistance calls: at 250-787-8140…and: 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Big Brothers Big Sisters recruiting volunteers to join board of directors

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John & Area is looking for residents to join the board of directors.Board members are involved in the governance and oversight of the agency in the community, plus their ideas and vision help guide the organization to make an exciting impact in the local community.“We’re looking for strong members of the community to step forward and bring fresh ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to our agency,” says Executive Director, Danielle Armstrong.- Advertisement -“During a year of economic uncertainty, it is more crucial than ever to have a strong team in place to support our agency and guide us into the future.”Board members typically commit three to five hours per month, and attend monthly board meetings. Their duties include governance and oversight of the agency, and community advocacy. They also regularly participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters events and services, such as the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Rooftop Challenge, and Holiday Hamper program.Those interested in volunteering to join the board of directors are encouraged to attend the next board meeting on April 12 at 6:30 p.m.Advertisement Any questions about volunteering as a board member or mentor can be directed to 250-787-9674 or fsjbbbs@telus.net.last_img read more

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Pacers snap James’ playoff streak, Harden powers Rockets

first_img0Shares0000Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers (L) celebrates with Lance Stephenson © GETTY/AFP / Gregory ShamusNEW YORK, United States, Apr 15 – Forget LeBron James making his eighth consecutive trip to the NBA finals — the Cleveland Cavaliers star might have trouble just getting out of the opening round of the playoffs.Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 32 points to power the Indiana Pacers over the host Cavaliers 98-80 on Sunday in the opening game of their first-round NBA playoff series. “Stay calm, stay composed, play the game I have all year long,” Oladipo said of the key to his overwhelming day. “This was a great team win.”James had won 21 first-round playoff games in a row until the rout, having never before lost the opener in a first-round NBA post-season series.James, seeking his ninth career trip to the NBA finals and fourth league title, had not dropped a first-round playoff game since the New York Knicks beat Miami in the fourth game of the 2012 opening round, a minor setback on the Heat’s title run, a career first for James.James said falling behind in a series just motivates him to step up his game.“I’m down 0-1 in the first round. I was down 3-1 in the finals. So I’m the last guy to ask about what I’m gonna be like the next couple days,” James said.In the late game, league MVP candidate James Harden exploded for 44 points as the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101.The Pacers jumped ahead 33-14 after the first quarter and led by as much as 23 in holding off the Cavs, who came no closer than seven points the rest of the way.“You can’t ease into the playoffs,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. “I thought (Indiana) came in and they attacked us.”James had a triple double in a losing cause with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. The rest of Cleveland’s starters only managed 25 points, Kevin Love with 17 rebounds but only nine points.J.R. Smith had 15 points off the Cavaliers’ bench while Myles Turner had 16 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 15 for Indiana.The Cavaliers had their lowest-scoring first period of the season and only five baskets with six turnovers in the opening quarter, drawing boos as they walked off at half-time trailing 59-38.Giannis Antetokounmpo (L) of the Milwaukee Bucks defends Al Horford of the Boston Celtics on April 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts © GETTY/AFP / Maddie Meyer– Celtics edge Bucks in OT –The Boston Celtics nearly fell victim to another Eastern Conference opening upset bid before edging visiting Milwaukee 113-107 in overtime.Al Horford scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Boston and Terry Rozier, starting in place of injured Kyrie Irving, added 23 points.Marcus Morris scored 21 off the bench while Jaylen Brown netted 20 and Jayson Tatum contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.“We’ve been down a lot, a lot of injuries, and we’ve always found a way,” Horford said. “Morris made some big shots, Tatum down the stretch, Terry — that’s what we’re all about. We just find a way.”Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 35 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and gave the Celtics headaches until fouling out in overtime.Khris Middleton added 31 points, hitting five-of-seven three-pointers, with eight rebounds and six assists in a losing cause.In Houston, Harden led a big fourth-quarter run as the top-seeded Rockets held off the Timberwolves in game one.Harden made seven-of-12 three pointers but the Rockets had their hands full with the eighth seeded Timberwolves.Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns failed to get untracked Sunday, scoring just eight points, well below his season average of 21.3 points.Andrew Wiggins had 18 points for Minnesota, who are making their first playoff appearance since 2004.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DDTV: WATCH CAPTAIN MURPHY’S PENALTY AGAINST DERRY

first_imgIt WAS a penalty – and Michael Murphy shows here how to take one.Re-live the moment – over and over and over again. Click to playDDTV: WATCH CAPTAIN MURPHY’S PENALTY AGAINST DERRY was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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) Tags:DONEGAL PENALTY AGAINST DERRYMichael Murphylast_img read more

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CRUISING ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY….CHECK OUT OUR PICS!!

first_imgHundreds of people turned out for a cruise held at the Karting Track on the outskirts of Letterkenny.Photographer Clive Wasson caught up with all the action for Donegaldaily.com! CRUISING ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY….CHECK OUT OUR PICS!! was last modified: June 20th, 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

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GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ROAD CRASH

first_imgGardai in Donegal are investigating a non-fatal single road traffic accident at Cloughfinn,outside Ballybofey. The collision occurred overnight.It’s understood ambulances attended the scene. The road remains closed for a Forensic Collision Examination and diversions are in place. GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ROAD CRASH was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:cloughfinncrashlast_img read more

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JRU repulses St. Benilde, tightens grip on 3rd spot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Jed Mendoza topscored for the Heavy Bombers with 19 points, powered by his 4-of-6 three-point shooting clip, along with four boards and three dimes.Ervin Grospe had 14 points and six assists, while Abdulwahab Abdulrazak chimed in a double-double of 12 markers and 10 rebounds in the victory.“This win helps us in terms of us now seeing a glimpse of our chance making it to the Final Four,” said coach Vergel Meneses, as JRU tightened its hold on the third spot with a 9-6 card.But the PBA legend refused to step on the brakes ahead of Heavy Bombers’ duel against San Sebastian on Friday.“We’re hoping to still win against San Sebastian to better our chances,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES Bolick: ‘I love playing against Perpetual’ MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary JRU enjoyed an 18-point lead, 53-35, in the third quarter before St. Benilde made a furious rally to slice the lead down to six, 67-61, early in the fourth period.But Teodoro was there to douse the uprising, triggering the 17-7 killer run to push the Heavy Bombers’ lead to 84-68 with 3:42 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeneses called out his players for once again falling to the trap of complacency after taking that big lead.“They tend to relax when it comes to our defense. That can’t happen in the NCAA because any team can come back from any deficit,” he said.center_img Clement Leutcheu paced the skidding St. Benilde (3-12) with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Dino San Juan had 14 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:JRU 90 – Mendoza 19, Teodoro 16, Grospe 14, Abdulrazak 12, Dela Virgen 9, David 8, Sawat 5, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 3, Castor 0, Mariano 0, Mate 0.ST. BENILDE 77 – Leutcheu 25, San Juan 14, Domingo 10, Dixon 9, Belgica 7, Naboa 6, Johnson 3, Suarez 2, Castor 1, Pili 0, Sta. Maria 0, Velasco 0, Mercado 0.Quarters: 21-20, 51-35, 67-59, 90-77. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University shrugged off the late surge from St. Benilde to take the 90-77 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Tey Teodoro fired nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as he shot 2-of-5 from downtown, on top of two rebounds and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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