NON-NATIONAL EVENTS As of next year, some members of Jamaica’s contingent to the Caribbean Classic Champion-ships event will have to contribute to the cost of their travel as the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) looks to refocus its funds on the development of the sport. Earlier this month, the JGA sent out an email to its members advising them that the cost of sending teams to the various events around the region was placing a “tremendous strain” on the association. “Of all the revenues collected, over 90 per cent is spent on sending teams to compete in various championships. This leaves little, or nothing, for development of the sport, which is a major priority. “The executive has made a decision that members of the teams selected to participate in the Caribbean Classic Championships will have to contribute to the cost of playing in these championships,” the email said. JGA Honorary Secretary Fred Sutherland told The Gleaner that the men who compete in the Hoerman Cup and women who qualify for the ladies team will not have to pay their own way. This amounts to approximately six men and four women. He said the email was directed to participants who may wish to travel for non-national team events such as seniors and super senior categories. “The people who represent their country in the Hoerman Cup, there wasn’t a question of them funding themselves in the national teams,” he said. In the past, the JGA covered the expenses for all or most of the travelling team members. “The JGA pays, but people in those categories – seniors and super seniors – may be requested to part-fund themselves. When you add all the other groups, it is quite a large group,” he added. “The association stands ready to assist with any fundraising activity undertaken by participants,” Sutherland also noted.
MELBOURNE, Australia, (CMC):Kieron Pollard failed to make an impact and Adelaide Strikers suffered their fourth loss of the Big Bash League (BBL) season, when Melbourne Stars edged to a two-wicket victory yesterday.Pollard conceded 17 runs in two wicketless overs, as the Stars successfully chased 153 for victory in the 22nd match of the tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Discarded Australia fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus notched the Stars over the finish line when he chipped a delivery from medium-fast bowler Michael Neser through square leg for a single with three deliveries remaining.Earlier, Pollard struck a couple of boundaries in 16 from 13 balls before Hilfenhaus had him caught at mid-on in the penultimate over from a miscued pull, as the Strikers reached 152 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs after they were put in to bat.The result meant that the Stars now have six points – the same number of points as Perth Scorchers – but they are third in the standings due to a superior net run rate.The Strikers, whose squad also includes the Barbados-born England all-rounder Christopher Jordan, are one of four teams with four points. They are, however, sixth in the standings due to net run rate.Brisbane Heat, whose squad includes West Indies Twenty20 star leg-spinner Samuel Badree, and Sydney Sixers are the current front runners with eight points each – but the Heat have the superior net run rate.The BBL continues on Wednesday, when Badree and the Heat face the Scorchers at the Gabba, while Pollard and the Strikers have to wait until next Monday to see further action when they host the Melbourne Renegades, whose line-up includes star West Indies spinner Sunil Narine at the Adelaide Oval.
Electricity cut at Maracana stadium over unpaid bills RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Rio de Janeiro’s famed Maracana stadium is without power after a dispute over unpaid electricity bills. Electric utility company Light says in a statement that power was cut yesterday at the stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup final and the Rio Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies last year. The company says it’s owed US$940,000 with US$410,000 of that owed by a consortium managing the stadium, led by construction company Odebrecht. The rest it says is owed by the Olympic organisers. The stadium has fallen into disrepair in recent weeks and Odebrecht has asked the state of Rio de Janeiro to take over management. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue upset by distractions CLEVELAND (AP): Cavs coach Tyronn Lue is tired of the drama surrounding the NBA champions. Asked following yesterday’s practice if the distractions make it more difficult to coach, Lue said, “I hate it.” The Cavaliers have lost six of eight games, and there has been some turmoil around the team in the past few days after LeBron James questioned whether the front office was satisfied with winning one title. James has been pushing for an additional playmaker all season and he unloaded on the team following a loss at New Orleans on Monday night. Despite their issues, Lue noted the team still has the fourth-best record in the league. The Cavs missed 17 free throws in Wednesday’s home loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, who overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Lue says the Cavs simply need to “get back to playing championship basketball.” Belarus weightlifter banned for urine swap BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP): Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich has been banned for four years for trying use substitute urine in a pre-Olympic doping test. Chadovich had been entered into the 62kg category at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games and was considered a medal contender before he was withdrawn from competition with no explanation. The International Weightlifting Federation said Chadovich was found guilty of trying to tamper with a doping test sample in an out-of-competition check, but did not specify how the subterfuge was detected. Previous cases have typically involved athletes using hidden tubes to fill their sample with clean urine. Using another person’s urine can be detected with a DNA test of the sample. The four-year suspension for Chadovich, a former European championship silver medalist, is backdated to July 29, shortly before the Olympics began.
Vere Technical will be hoping to add another title to their cupboard here as they are one of the most successful girls’ teams at this meet and are anxious for another title since their last win in 2013. Defending champions Edwin Allen will be hoping to make it four wins in a row in the event. Last year, they were considered underdogs, but showed in 2016 that they enjoy competing at the Penn Relays. They have not been competitive this season, but with two members from the past two winning teams – Patrice Moodie and Janiel Moore – still at school, they could use their experience here to surprise their more fancied rivals. A close one is expected here with St Jago, who will parade young Reid, Kimora Francis and Alysha Kelly getting the slight edge to top their rivals. SUCCESSFUL GIRLS’ TEAM The girls’ high school 4×400 metres will attract a lot of attention at this weekend’s Penn Relays in Philadelphia as the event could prove to be very competitive with Hydel High, St Jago High, Holmwood Technical, Vere Technical and Edwin Allen High expected to have a close battle. The Corey Bennett-coached Hydel, led by Roneisha McGregor and Shian Salmon, will be hoping for their first success in a Championships Relay as they have been the form team this season. The school clocked 3:35.15 at the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships last month and will have the top time going into the meet. In that event, they turned back St Jago (3:36.47) and Holmwood (3:36.60). Coach Keilando Goburn, after seeing his girls doing so well in the 400 metres at Champs, will be very motivated as one of his top 400m runners, Class Three champion Joanne Reid, was not a part of his 4x400m team and with her now coming in the squad for Penns, the lanky runner could make a big difference. St Jago will be hoping to end their long drought here with their last victory coming in 2000. Holmwood challenged Edwin Allen strongly last year, but anchor-leg runner Ashley Williams fell, and they will be hoping to recoup losses. They won at the Gibson McCook Relays and could make it their first win since 2011 at the Penn Relays.
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Christian Standhardinger – F/C, PhilippinesLargely a mystery man a few months back, Standhardinger has undoubtedly shot up the ranks thanks to his solid play with the national team.The Fil-German has provided the national team a viable option in the paint, as evidenced by his performances in the 2017 Jones Cup and the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.However, one thing going against Standhardinger will be his tiring schedule as he and Carl Bryan Cruz are set to fly to Malaysia for the SEA Games after the tournament in Beirut.It’s a mystery how coach Jong Uichico will utilize the 28-year-old given this exhausting challenge, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Standhardinger imposes his will down low and help the Philippines shun the opposition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Chess god’ Kasparov returns to compete 12 years later Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The Philippines against Indonesia during the 28th SEA Games Men’s Basketball final game held at the OCBC Arena Hall 1, Singapore Sports Hub. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMADespite tougher competition in the region, the Philippines remains the team-to-beat for the gold in the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.And deservedly so, as the cadet-laden Gilas Pilipinas is bringing in a young but feisty squad aching to claim the country’s 18th pole finish in the meet.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Photo from Asean Basketball League websiteOne of the fastest rising stars for his country, the 20-year-old Kwek has proven that he’s a solid commodity for the Singaporean national team.However, the 6-foot-2 forward couldn’t sustain his good showing from his time with the Singapore Slingers in the ABL as he only posted pedestrian numbers in the 2017 Seaba Championship with his 9.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steals.One thing going his way, though, has been his efficiency as his presence has been a stabilizing force for a largely disappointing outing.Kwek would love to bounce back from that experience, and he has to, especially with the tough field awaiting for Singapore in the SEA Games.6. Kuek Tian Yuan, F, MalaysiaKuek Tian Yuan. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueHosting the SEA Games also means bringing in the big guns for Malaysia.And with the hosts hell-bent to upend the Philippines from its throne, the Malaysians welcome back majority of their star players from the Westports Malaysia Dragons in the ABL and Kuek Tian Yuan is one of those.The 26-year-old, who has been the team’s top performer when they were welcomed as a guest squad in the PBA D-League last season, returns to national team duty ready to slug it out for national pride.Tasked to hold the paint for Malaysia, Kuek will have his hands full against the bevy of guards aching to challenge his length.And if he passes the test? It’s not far-flung that a podium finish is on the horizon for the hosts. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Expect more from the Thai-American in this tourney as he will fortify an already dangerous Thailand crew bannered by scorer Chitchai Ananti.3. Tam Dinh – G, VietnamPhoto from Vietnamese Basketball AssocationVietnam is leaving no stones unturned as it parade possibly its strongest squad headed by Tam Dinh for the regional tilt.The Vietnamese-American guard was the leading scorer in the inaugural Vietnamese Basketball Association season last year, where he averaged 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.8 steals for the Can Tho Catfish.Dinh’s inclusion, together with the additions of Horace Nguyen and Stefan Nguyen, could only mean positivesfor Vietnam as it aspires to contend in this upcoming SEA Games, this time under coach Todd Purves.4. Sandy Kurniawan, G/F – IndonesiaSandy Febrianysah Kurniawan of Indonesia (R) attempts to block against Kiefer Ravena of the Philippines (L) during the men’s basketball gold medal match at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROL / AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLKurniawan didn’t shy away from the spotlight when Indonesia competed in the 2017 Seaba Championship, proving that he can hang with the best in the region.The 31-year-old swingman showed that he’s a reliable three-and-D guy for his side, averaging 11.5 points on a 47-percent shooting from threes on top of 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.8 steals.Spotlight may be on his heralded teammates like Mario Wuysang, Arki Wisnu, and Biboy Enguio, but don’t sleep on Kurniawan making his impact in Kuala Lumpur.5. Leon Kwek – F, Singapore 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Though one of the youngest in the crew, the 23-year-old guard is one of the veterans in this level of competition in another go-round in the SEA Games.As the vocal leader for this PH squad, Ravena is expected to play a key role in another attempt for Philippines to stay at the top.2. Tyler Lamb – G/F, ThailandTyler Lamb. Photo from Asean Basketball League websiteThe reigning ABL Heritage MVP takes his act to the SEA Games as he finally makes his debut for the Thai national team.Averaging 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.8 steals this past ABL season with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, Lamb has been a household name in the region thanks to his outstanding play that almost earned him a spot in GlobalPort as the team’s Asian reinforcement last season.ADVERTISEMENT However, it doesn’t mean that the other countries will just roll over and hand the country the gold as they themselves want to show that true to the critics’ observations, the rest of region has indeed closed in on the Philippines.With the task laid out, INQUIRER listed seven players who we feel the fans should keep tabs on this August.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’1. Kiefer Ravena – G, PhilippinesPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArguably one of the best amateur players in the Philippines right now, Ravena is gunning for a record-setting fourth gold medal in the biennial meet. MOST READ
Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aside from the probability of receiving a high kick, Kimmel also asked the 40-year-old boxing icon about the possibility of a second fight, this time inside the Octagon under MMA rules.“As of right now, we gotta get past August 26,” Mayweather said. “Once we get past August 26, then we can talk about other things.”A clip of Mayweather’s full interview is available below. /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregorSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mayweather was asked what would happen if his opponent decides to throw a kick or any other MMA technique during their 12-round boxing showdown on Aug. 26.“That’s a fine, that’s a huge fine,” he told host Jimmy Kimmel.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’“I don’t think he’d want to lose, probably 90 percent of his money or even more. I don’t know what it’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be a heavy fine,” he added.Although it remains highly unlikely that McGregor would throw such a blatant illegal strike, the brash Irishman is known to be as unpredictable as it comes. MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ It’s just over a week away from one of the most anticipated bouts in boxing, as undefeated fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. returns to the ring to face off UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.The former is known to be the ultimate boxing tactician, while the latter is a complete mixed martial artist, adept in using both his arms and legs in combat.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregor End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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
Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Revilla hurt his right hand in the first quarter and did not return. 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 folk “I think I put weight on it in the first quarter. It was either I leaned on it on the floor or I hit someone’s shoe or something like that,” Revilla recalled after the game. Despite his absence, the Fuel Masters still managed to gut out a 74-72 squeaker behind the late-game heroics of birthday boy Matthew Wright. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I’m going to undergo x-ray today. There’s some swelling at the top area. I couldn’t even grip when I tried and it already felt numb earlier and now I can’t even move it anymore,” he said. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phoenix coach Louie Alas is hoping for the best and at the same time bracing for the worst, fearing that Revilla may have fractured his right hand. LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Phoenix picked up a big win over TNT on Wednesday but it came at the expense of losing its chief playmaker LA Revilla. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wright hit the game-tying triple with 44.1 seconds remaining before setting up Doug Kramer for the game-winner with 3.0 ticks left as Phoenix notched its fourth win in eight outings.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina asserts authority in UST’s closeout of UE Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES He is one of several key sidelined players for Boston, which is at Portland on Friday. He joins Jaylen Brown (concussion protocol), Marcus Smart (thumb surgery), Daniel Theis (knee surgery, out for season) and Gordon Hayward (ankle surgery rehab).Stevens said the team will focus on its strengths in light on the injuries.“Do what you do best. That’s it,” he said. “Everybody’s got something they do well otherwise they wouldn’t be in the NBA. Don’t try to be something you’re not, don’t try to make up for Kyrie’s absence, or Smart’s absence, or Tyson’s absence by trying to do what they do. Just do you and just be good at it, be reliable at it. That’s all we’re going to ask.”Stevens said he had not had a lot of discussion with the front office about adding another player.“I think that there is the possibility of applying for an exception again because of all the knee injuries and the length of injuries. I don’t know where we are with that, and I haven’t talked to them about any particulars.ADVERTISEMENT Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, sit with teammates Jaylen Brown, center, and Marcus Smart during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Boston, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All three starters are sidelined with injuries. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)PORTLAND, Ore. — The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee.Irving has been out since March 11, missing the last four games. There is no timetable for his return from the “minimally invasive” procedure.ADVERTISEMENT Major upset Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He said if the Celtics added anyone it would be to give the team perimeter depth.The Celtics are currently in second place in the Eastern Conference, below the first-place Toronto Raptors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked before Boston’s game in Portland on Friday night the ramifications of Irving’s surgery.“I don’t know yet,” Stevens said. “He’s going to have it tomorrow and we’ll know more about timelines after that.”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 folkThe knee is the same one that Irving injured in the 2015 NBA finals that required surgery.Irving is averaging 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. Friday was his 26th birthday. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism
Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alab Pilipinas cool off Saigon Heat, make ABL semis Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo averaged 24.4 points, 16.2 rebounds, two assists, and three blocks, capping off his performance with a preposterous 42-point, 20-rebound Game 5 en route to a Finals MVP trophy.Sangalang believes his finals duel against Fajardo is just the beginning of their future battles.“There will be future conferences and I know there will be many games that I will be matching up against him,” said Sangalang of Fajardo. “Maybe I’ll put in more effort, especially on the defensive end, so I can challenge and stop June Mar.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETIn the five games that San Miguel and Magnolia played in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, there was one player for the Hotshots who had left an indelible imprint in the minds of the basketball-watching community.And that player was veteran center Ian Sangalang.ADVERTISEMENT Throughout the series, Sangalang matched up with the bigger June Mar Fajardo and although the Hotshots ultimately lost the title in a 108-99 double overtime thriller in Game 5, it fittingly became the stage that the former San Sebastian Stag used on his way to mainstream consciousness.Sangalang averaged 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds in the title series including a career performance of 29 points and nine boards in the opener won by Magnoloa, 105-103.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This series really brought out the best in me because my matchup was June Mar,” said Sangalang in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “He’s so difficult to guard, but I know I gave my best and my whole effort throughout the series.”Listed at 6-foot-7 and 216 pounds, Sangalang is three inches shorter and 54 lbs lighter than Fajardo and the disparity showed. View comments
Ravena stays focused, vows to keep in shape during 18-month ban In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “No, [but] I was aware we were down by 12. I wasn’t really aware of the individual feat like that until coach Dayong told me after the game so it feels good,” he said. “I think all the top 10 members are Hall of Famers so just being mentioned in their class is a blessing and just happy right now.”Cabagnot said he has a ton of unforgettable assists throughout his PBA career and one of which led to a game-winning 3-pointer by longtime teammate Arwind Santos in Game 7 of the 2015 Philippine Cup Finals against Alaska.“One comes into mind was I passed it to Arwind, I think [during] a best-of-7 [finals]. He hit a shot I think that was when Ronald Tubid called a timeout against Alaska and we needed a 3-pointer and that was one of my many memorable assists,” he recalled.“I just thank all my teammates. It’s an assist, they made the basket and I just pass it to them.”ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Alex Cabagnot reaches career milestone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the shot clock winding down, San Miguel Beer guard Alex Cabagnot faked a step back 3-pointer before setting up Christian Standhardinger for the short baseline jumper.It was a simple basketball play that turned out to be special.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His pass that resulted to Standhardinger’s basket at the 9:49 mark of the fourth quarter was his seventh assist of the game and 2,939th of his career, passing PBA legend Francis Arnaiz for 10th place in the all-time list, as per league head statistician Fidel Mangonon.READ: San Miguel ends 3-game slump, defeats PhoenixFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I wish my mom, my brother and my family could’ve witnessed it. I’m glad we won and it’s such a big accomplishment being in my 13th year in the league. To God be the glory,” said Cabagnot, who also had 13 points and six rebounds to help the Beermen post their first win at the expense of the Phoenix Fuel Masters.The 35-year-old Cabagnot said he had no idea that he was close to chalking up a career milestone and had actually reached it until one of San Miguel’s assistants told him about it after the game. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations