Puddy Pooh for Cliggott Memorial race

first_imgThe talented 4-y-o filly, PUDDY POOH, should upstage her six opponents and win the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature over the straight-five course at Caymanas Park today.When last raced on February 20, the Richard Azan-trained PUDDY POOH, who won the 1000 Guineas as a 3-y-o last season, found the champion sprinter POKER STAR too hot to handle in the season’s first grade-one race, the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres. But in all fairness, she was not disgraced in finishing 6 1/2 lengths fifth after missing the break.Before that on December 5, PUDDY POOH romped the Betting and Gaming Stakes Trophy over 1400 metres, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:23.4 behind fast splits of 22.0 and 45.0 for the half-mile.Having worked well in preparation for today’s encounter and dropping down in class as well, PUDDY POOH will prove hard to beat with a mere 50.0kg, inclusive of apprentice Odean Edwards’ 3.0kg claiming allowance.The bay filly by Adore The Gold out of Shahar can expect worthwhile competition from the speedy four-year-old colts, ROYAL ASSAULT and SMOKEY TOPAZ, but she apparently has a bit more class than either and should rebound with a win under these favourable conditions.Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, champion trainer Wayne DaCosta holds the key to the opening race (non-winners of three) over the straight with the consistent SILVER CLOUD and speedy DRIPPING IN GOLD.While the latter is expected to lead the seven-horse field, his recent form is not as appealing as the grey SILVER CLOUD, who gets the nod under four-time champion Omar Walker.I also like MACALLAN to win the second race over 1100 metres for maiden three-year-olds, BIG DATA to do likewise in division two, as well as QUEEN OF THE TOWN in the fifth, GIRSHOM in the seventh and the fleet-footed FIRE ALARM under leading jockey Dane Nelson in the eighth race over the straight.last_img read more

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Battle for RSPL fourth spot resumes

first_imgWith the top three of Portmore United, Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens securing their semi-final round qualification for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the battle will resume for the other spot.In contention for that spot are the promoted UWI FC (42 points, who are sitting in pole position as they currently occupy fourth, a position they earned last week with a comfortable win over the defending champions Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl. Humble Lion (41), the team which occupied that spot for most of the season, will be looking to get an away win over the inconsistent Boys’ Town (38) at Barbican.stop RenoFormer champions Harbour View (39) are still in the running, but they let themselves down badly last week with a loss to Boys’ Town. To get back in the picture, they will have to stop Reno, something that is not beyond them.Humble Lion are just a point behind UWI FC and will be hoping for a slip by the college boys and that they get the better of Boys’ Town to put themselves in the driver’s seat.UWI FC cannot be faulted for the confidence flowing through their ranks ahead of their game against Cavalier, especially after the results of last week. A win over the defending champions is nothing to sniff at and with today’s opponents being put to the sword last week by the relegation-battling Rivoli, they are well within their right to think that these are three points they can take, especially at home.Goalscoring is something that UWI FC can confidently say they have addressed with Girvon Brown finding his scoring boots and using them with regularity and he has been getting good support from Anthony Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Cavalier, for their part, will be happy that their top player Chevone Marsh has caught the eye of the national selectors, but will not be so happy that that good fortune has denied them of his services for today’s match.In Marsh’s absence, Cleon Pryce and Sulae McCalla will have to shoulder more of the attacking responsibility for Cavalier.Today’s Games:• 3:30 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex• 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion – Barbican Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Reno – Harbour View Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Juici Park, Clarendon• 3:30 p.m: Rivoli United vs Tivoli Gardens – Spanish Town Prison Oval• 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

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Calabar rally twice to deny JC in ISSA/Flow Manning Cup opener

first_imgWestern Bureau:Corey Edmond scored twice as ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions, Jamaica College (JC), got their title defence under way with a 2-2 draw against Calabar High in their Group A season-opening match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.The champions led twice, but allowed Calabar back into the contest each time to leave their head coach Miguel Coley seething.The champions, featuring some new faces, grabbed the lead in the 28th minute as Edmond, playing in the central striker role, benefited from some excellent flank play to tap home from close range.Rasping shotHe scored his second in the 56th minute with a rasping shot that left Calabar custodian Jahson Nash beaten.Calabar struck their first goal through Scott Moodie in the 47th minute, when they had equalised for the first time.The Red Hills Road-based Calabar found a second equaliser through Romain Rallyns. His fortuitous shot barely crossed the goal line, but the referee signalled that the ball had gone into the goal.Calabar came within whiskers of grabbing all three points with virtually the last kick of the game, a free kick by Herbert Redman, but the shot rebounded off the crossbar and back into play.Coley, the JC head coach, was clearly disappointed with the outcome. He told The Sunday Gleaner that he will be working overtime on getting his players into the right mindset.He said Calabar were allowed back into the contest because of the lack of concentration.”It was a poor game from us really, but given a draw … I am happy for the point,” said Coley.”We have a good bunch of players, that I know, but we never had the kind of mindset that is needed in a game such as this. I will be working on that aspect of our game and, for sure, we will get better as the competition moves forward,” predicted Coley.His counterpart, Bradley Stewart, said he was feeling confident of a victory. He said his players looked better than JC throughout the match and his team should have won.”We created some good chances. We had to come back twice against a good JC team, but it shows that we have quality players who are able to put the ball on the ground and play really good,” noted Stewart.Looked good in attackCalabar, although outplayed early in the first-half, never allowed JC much space to play their attacking game and looked good themselves in attack through Rallyns, Herbert Redman, and Kareem Harris in midfield.On the 90th minute, they struck the crossbar with JC goalie Jahmarli Waite flagging at air in an attempt to save his team suffering an opening-day loss.Both coaches said they are looking forward to their next assignment to settle their players.last_img read more

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MAN CITY VS SWANSEA CITY

first_imgMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART,SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, KOLAROV,FERNANDINHO,FERNANDO,DE BRUYNE, SILVA, STERLING,BONYSWANSEA (4-2-3-1)GOMIS,ROUTLEDGE, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,BRITTON, KI,TAYLOR, BARTLEY, WILLIAMS, NAUGHTON,FABIANSKIOn Tuesday, Manchester City beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2, thanks to three goals in the final 11 minutes, enabling them to finish top of their Champions League group.City, though, were knocked off the top of the Barclays Premier League last weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City, enabling Leicester City to take the leadership.Interestingly, City have failed to come back and win after being two goals or more behind in their last 59 attempts in the Premier League.That loss at Stoke means that City have won only once in their last four league games, dropping eight points from a possible 12.City have won six of their eight home games and scored 23 goals – the most in the Premier League.Swansea arrive on the back of a poor run, having taken just one point from their last five games and a possible 15. That sequence of four defeats from five league games has ended with the sacking of manager Garry Monk, with former boss Brendan Rodgers, recently sacked by Liverpool, being tipped with a shock return to the Liberty Stadium.last_img read more

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MBU happy for ‘three vital points’ against Reno in RSPL

first_img Williams scored penalty Williams was on target from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. The referee deemed that a defender had handled the ball inside the area. His second goal was even more crucial as it put the game squarely out of Reno’s reach. The striker was on the end of a lightning MBU counter-attack that began when Reno forward Roshane Sharpe lost the angle on a nice move forward and the ball fell for the speedy winger, Owayne Gordon. His pass picked out Williams, who made no mistake from just inside the area in the 55th minute, beating the advancing FC Reno goalkeeper, Devaughn Hawthorn, to make the game safe. It was his 13th goal of the season, but the striker could have had another if his 76th-minute strike was hit cleanly. Instead, the mis-hit ball crashed against the upright. “Congratulations to the players who gave it all against Reno. Williams again was at the peak of his performance and with that we are very happy,” said Thelwell. Rivoli United’s ace striker, Corey Burke, is Williams’ nearest rival for the title of leading scorer. Burke has hit the target 12 times. WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay United FC striker Dino Williams reclaimed the lead in the race for the Golden Boot, after scoring twice in his team’s 2-0 win over western rivals Reno FC in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football match at Montego Bay Sports Complex. MoBay’s assistant coach Dillon Thelwell was thankful for the win. “It was a very good game and three vital points for us, which takes us back in front,” he noted. The win also catapulted the former champions back to the top of the league, on 33 points, two ahead of Portmore United (31), with defending champions Arnett Gardens FC (29) and Humble Lion (28) completing the top four. FC Reno ended the match with 10 players after their captain, Rondell Morris, was sent off for butting Williams, as he retaliated to being bumped in the chest by the striker, in the 49th minute. It was the second loss for the men from Westmoreland in days. The previous Thursday, Arnett Gardens recovered from a goal down and went on to win their match 2-1. They remain sixth on 22 points and must now begin to log wins in order to stay clear of the relegation zone.last_img read more

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Tony Becca | ‘It was wasted on you’

first_img It was downright reckless and careless, and unworthy of a man representing a team, much less his country. New Zealand, with Williamson, Taylor, and Tom Latham, Southee, Boult, and Neil Wagner, were too good for lowly Bangladesh. Their deeds, especially in the first Test, and particularly after facing a huge first-innings score, were awesome, despite the opposition. The two-match series reminded me of the day when a club cricketer, a batsman, and one who thought that he was as good as any batsman from anywhere and made no bones about his feeling, met upon an average first-class fast bowler. The story is that after the bowler had beat the batsman with a number of deliveries, he bowled a straight one, a delivery which, in the words of the batsman, moved about a few times either way through the air before hitting the pitch, moved in another direction, and crashed into his stumps. The frightened batsman, sheepishly turned to the bowler and said, almost under his breath before slowly strolling away: “That’s a beauty. That’s a really, really good delivery.” The bowler quietly and quickly replied: “Too bad it was wasted on you.” Faced with some poor bowling, however, mostly short and wide deliveries by both pace and spin bowling to defensively set fields with no chance of getting the batsmen out, New Zealand hopped to victory in 39.4 overs, with Williamson hitting 104 not out off 90 deliveries and Taylor, 60, off 90 deliveries. In the end, however, it was a Test match for the record books. It was the highest first-innings total ever to lose a Test match, bettering Australia’s 586 way back in 1894-95 at Sydney when they enforced the follow-on and lost to England by 10 runs and also Bangladesh, 556, in Mirpur as late as 2012-13, when they lost to the West Indies. Williamson’s century was the fourth fastest in chasing victory. It followed Gilbert Jessop’s century off 76 deliveries for England against Australia at The Oval in 1902, Shahid Afridi’s century off 78 deliveries against the West Indies at Kensington Oval, 2004-5, and Matthew Hayden’s century against Zimbabwe at Sydney, 2003-4. New Zealand’s victory chase of a target of over 200 was also second fastest only to England’s 205 in 5.77 overs against South Africa at The Oval in 2004, and the partnership of 163 off 25.2 overs by Williamson and Taylor was the quickest over 150 in the fourth innings of a Test match. For its technical efficiency, however, the second and final Test match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch was even worse, especially as far as Bangladesh were concerned. New Zealand won the toss again, sent Bangladesh to bat, and after fighting for a first-innings total of 289 and holding New Zealand to 354 in their first innings, and losing an entire day’s play, Bangladesh lost the match in four days by nine wickets with a day to spare. It was once again a second innings of mediocre, careless, and downright bad batting by the entire team, but again, especially by Shakib. The bowling in the second innings was also atrocious. Going to bat, 65 runs behind on the fourth day with the scoreboard reading 56 for two, Shakib was dropped twice in the slips on zero before being caught at gully for eight off Southee, playing recklessly at a short, wide, and high delivery. DOWNRIGHT RECKLESS POOR BOWLING There are two kinds of cricket teams in the world: there is the strong and there is the weak, and whenever the weak takes on the strong, it is called, at least in Jamaica, a ‘sin side’. And this is exactly what took place two weeks ago in New Zealand. It was the first Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, and before the Test match started, New Zealand, with their growing reputation in cricket, with two “big” batsmen, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, and the two top bowlers, Tim Southee and Ian Boult, were expected to roll over Bangladesh. That was not to be, at least not at the start, and not for the first four days. The Basin Reserve in Wellington turned up with a “green” pitch, New Zealand won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first, and to New Zealand’s surprise, with Shakib al Hasan hitting 217 and captain Mustifiqur Rahim 159, Bangladesh raced to 595 for eight declared batting into the third day after rain had interrupted play. New Zealand then batted well into the fourth day to reach 539 with Tom Latham stroking 177, and with Bangladesh reaching 66 for three, including the loss of a night-watchman, at the end of the day’s play, and with only one day remaining, everybody figured it would end not only a draw, but also in a stalemate. New Zealand, however, had other ideas. They had hopes of a victory, hopes which were fuelled early in the proceedings by Bangladesh’s poor batting, and especially that of Shakib. Probably believing that 600 runs less five was good enough, or that the pitch was so good that so many wickets could not fall in the time left in the match and so they could not lose, Bangladesh slit their own throats with some of the poorest cricket and some of the worst shots ever seen in a Test arena. Shakib’s early swipe, at the fourth delivery of the day and without any addition to the score, was totally uncalled for, and thereafter, some of the shots were outrageous until they were dismissed for 160, leaving New Zealand with 217 to win the match in 57 overs. Shakib’s stroke, or attempted stroke, coming from a senior batsman, and an experienced batsman, and in a Test match, was uncalled for, to put it nicely. In a Test match, however, with no limit on the number of overs per bowler, hardly any restrictions on field placings, and more freedom for the bowlers as far as wides were concerned, that was not an easy target.last_img read more

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Crocs comfortable ahead of Rugby 7s

first_img HIGHLY MOTIVATED National rugby union coach Clarence Brown says that the men’s and women’s teams are currently settling in and adapting well to conditions in Hong Kong ahead of their Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament, which starts this week. The Crocs and the Lady Crocs, which include local-based players as well as those originating from Canada and the United Kingdom, will be making their debut in the competition, and Brown said that team morale is where it needs to be right now. “The players have settled in well, training hard, bonding as a unit, and the door is open for us to move up, therefore, we’re the only ones that can beat ourselves,” he said. “The integration with the Canadian and Jamaican girls is great, however, the gelling among the UK and local-based players is supergreat.” Ladies captain Lisa Frazer agrees with him. “It is a very exciting feeling, and we are highly motivated to do our best at the Hong Kong tournament,” she said. “The bond is getting stronger among the players. We are working on the technical aspect of the game because the tournament is quick, with each game played for 14 minutes.” Recently, it was alleged that a number of Jamaican athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympics had their urine samples retested. The tests found the banned substance clenbuterol in them. China has a reputation for using clenbuterol in livestock farming to increase animals’ muscle mass, and it was also claimed that these athletes had the substance in their bodies from consuming the meat of these livestock. Brown said that the team is mindful of this but she is not too concerned as it was said that the traces of clenbuterol were too minute to be branded as cheating. However, the players will be careful about the meals they consume. “If this is true, then it would be of great concern to us, of course,” he said. “But WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) has their office set up at the match venue, ready to go.” The Lady Crocs open their campaign against Japan today while their male counterparts get started against Germany tomorrow.last_img read more

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Iñigo, Marata catch fire as Marinerong Pilipino stuns Racal

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Quarters: 18-19, 38-36, 53-56, 72-71.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gwynne Capacio topped Racal (3-4) with 13 points and two rebounds, while Marlon Gomez and Janus Lozada combined for 20 in the loss.Racal has now lost four of its last five games and fell in danger of missing the quarterfinals.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 72 – Iñigo 14, Isip 12, Marata 10, Sargent 10, Javillonar 7, Lopez 6, Javelona 5, Alabanza 4, Moralde 4, Gumaru 0, Publico 0.RACAL MOTORS 71 – Capacio 13, Gomez 10, Lozada 10, Apreku 9, Ortuoste 7, Tallo 7, Ayonayon 5, Pontejos 4, Cortes 3, Mangahas 2, Faundo 1, Dela Cruz 0, Grimaldo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission NCAA: San Sebastian humbles Arellano in home turf Joseph Marata. PBA IMAGESAchie Iñigo and Joseph Marata caught fire late as Marinerong Pilipino pulled the rug from under Racal Motors, 72-71, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The two conspired in the final three minutes as the Skippers swam their way out of a 10-point hole, 71-61, with an 11-0 finishing kick capped by Iñigo’s game-winning bank layup with 44.2 seconds to spare to snap their three-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “It boils down to one stop,” said coach Koy Banal. “I never doubted our chances because these players work so much in practice. I told them we won’t let go and we’ll keep on fighting and I’m glad that we got the win.”Iñigo poured 10 of his 14 points in the payoff period, to go with seven assists and five rebounds, while Marata went on a perfect 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc to wound up with 10 markers, six of which coming in that telling run.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’Mark Isip added 12 points and two boards, while Julian Sargent had 10 markers and four rebounds in the come-from-behind win.“It was so hard to pull off a win,” quipped Banal. “But being at 1-4 humbled us and made us realize that before pride, it’s humility first. That’s what triggered everybody to be excited coming to practice, to prepare, and to work hard, and their willingness to win showed today.” IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more

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Dellavedova surprised with PBA’s physicality

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I think it’s a lot more physical here than the NBA,” said Dellavedova.“I think I play hard but sometimes the NBA is not into the physical side compared to the international game where you have to fight through screens.”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’PBA’s physicality was such a surprise for Dellavedova that what he saw during the games between NLEX and Kia, and Phoenix and Alaska made him reminisce his formative years in Australia.“Growing up in Australia it was always physical and that’s how I play,” said Dellavedova. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMilwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova knows a thing or two about being a physical player.Other NBA players and coaches once voted the 6-foot-4 point guard as the league’s dirtiest player, but it seems the gritty point guard found an even filthier style of play when he watched a couple of PBA games Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2center_img 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 ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

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San Beda clinches Final 4 berth, edges JRU

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Heavy Bombers, though, suffered their third loss in four games and fadl to 7-6.The Scores:SAN BEDA 65 – Mocon 19, Tankoua 14, Potts 14, Abuda 4, Bolick 3, Soberano 3, Doliguez 2, Bahio 2, Cabanag 2, Oftana 2, Presbitero 0, Adamos 0, Carino 0, Tongco 0, Noah 0.JRU 60 – Mendoza 16, Abdul Razak 11, Bordon 9, David 7, Grospe 6, Teodoro 6, Poutouochi 5, Lasquety 0, Dela Virgen 0, Sawat 0.Quarters: 17-10, 31-19, 45-46, 65-60. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cameroonian big man Donald Tankoua also registered a double-double of 14 markers and 13 boards to keep his side rolling at 12-1 on an 11-game winning streak.Davon Potts also went 4-of-8 from three to wound up with 14 points, eight of which coming in the payoff period, including the back-to-back triples to put San Beda ahead 62-57 with 3:14 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut coach Boyet Fernandez said that there’s still a lot left to be desired with the way the Red Lions played this game.“It’s really our defense that really helped us win this game,” he said, after San Beda lost hold of its early 18-point lead, 28-10 in the second quarter. “The worst thing that could happen is we gave up 27 points in the third quarter, which is not our usual self. We also turned the ball over 25 times, we’re consistent at that. So we have to learn how to take good care of the basketball for us to be consistent in our ballgames.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Fernandez, though, took responsibility for the Red Lions’ lackluster play in the second half.“Frankly, if we lost this game, the blame is on me. Credit to coach Vergel Meneses and JRU for playing a good game. But luckily, we played good defense that resulted to clutch shots for Javee and Davon.”San Beda’s win also handed league leader Lyceum a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.The Heavy Bombers still had a chance to close in, trailing by only four, 64-60, after an Ervin Grospe jumper in the final minute, but Aaron Bordon turned the ball over as he was passing to Abdulwahab Abdulrazak which led to a split from the stripe from Tankoua to ice the game in the last 11.6 seconds.Jed Mendoza paced JRU with 16 points and three rebounds, while Abdulrazak had 11 markers and nine boards.ADVERTISEMENT Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davon Potts. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda officially clinched a seat in the Final Four after outlasting Jose Rizal University, 65-60, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Javee Mocon unfurled 19 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists to help the Red Lions make it to the postseason for the 12th straight year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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