Double down on D

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Erram and Standhardinger were teammates in the national team which placed fifth in the recent 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.The Elite could also lean on Allein Maliksi, Nards Pinto, Mac Belo and Michael DiGregorio in matching up with the Beermen’s elite core of Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross.Also returning from his Asian Games tour of duty is Stanley Pringle, who will suit up with Sean Anthony to check NorthPort’s 0-3 slide against Barangay Ginebra in the other game.“With Pringle and Anthony back in the fold, NorthPort is a completely different team than what we’ve seen so far this conference,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “With those guys, they are true contenders. It’s our third game in six days so energy will be a concern for us. We know we have a battle in our hands.”The Kings, aiming to rule the season-ending conference for the third consecutive time, won their first two games on the heroics of super import Justin Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT It might sound trite and ordinary, but playing effective defense will be the weapon of choice by Blackwater for a chance to topple San Miguel Beer on Wednesday in the PBA Governors’ Cup.“We really have to work double time on the defensive end,” said Blackwater coach Bong Ramos prior to their 4:30 p.m. faceoff with the Beermen at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Defense is the key.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Kinder diagnosis from Indonesian Asiad Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen will be without prized center June Mar Fajardo, who will sit out for seven weeks due to a stress fracture on his right shin.But even without the four-time MVP, San Miguel Beer still came out lethal in a 125-112 walloping of the NLEX Road Warriors in its conference debut last Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“If we don’t focus on playing defense, we will definitely face a big problem against SMB,” said Ramos, whose Elite surprised contender TNT in overtime, 104-98, over a week ago.While Blackwater’s Henry Walker and San Miguel’s AZ Reid can cancel each other out, the return of Poy Erram can certainly help Blackwater’s cause in the paint, where Christian Standhardinger has effectively covered for Fajardo. View commentslast_img read more

Flyers’ first win could come at Teddy Bear Toss

first_imgWith the loss, the Flyers now sit with a 0-3-1-0 record.Luckily, the Fort St. John Senior men’s team won’t have to dwell on the loss for too long, as they will hit the ice this Saturday, Dec.10, when they welcome long time-rivals, the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, to the North Peace Arena.The Canucks will enter Saturday’s game with a record of 4-2-0-1.- Advertisement -Saturday’s game is also the annual Flyers Teddy Bear Toss, where fans will have the opportunity to purchase a stuffed bear, which fans can throw onto the ice upon the Flyers’ first goal scored.If purchasing a bear, please make sure to wrap it in a plastic bag before chucking it onto the ice. This will prevent damage to the stuffed animal, as well as to the ice surface.All the funds raised through the event will be donated to the Salvation Army for their Christmas Campaign.Advertisementlast_img read more

Higuain apologises for his San Siro meltdown during 2-0 defeat to Juventus

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has taken to social media to issue a emotional apology after enduring a torrid night for AC Milan in which he missed a penalty and was then sent off against Juventus.Trailing 1-0 to a Mario Mandzukic header, Higuain had the chance to draw Milan level from the spot just before the break, but was denied by former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny who pushed his effort onto the post. 2 “It was a yellow card, the decision was made, I apologise for the reaction and I take responsibility for it.“When you play against your old club, obviously it feels different. I take responsibility, I know it mustn’t happen again, but at that moment we were losing and we are not robots. We are human beings, we have emotions.“I got it wrong, I apologise and I hope it won’t happen again. I am a very emotional person and player, so at times it is difficult to control my sentiments. You can tell just by looking at me what mood I am in,” saying it’s not a reaction he wants to set for children and acknowledged he gets wound up too easily sometimes.The 30-year-old then posted a similar apology to his three million Instagram followers.“I want to apologise to everyone for the behaviour of yesterday’s expulsion, the team, society, fans who despite yesterday showed me their love all the time,” he said.“We are people too and we have feelings but I am responsible and I hope it does not happen again.“Some will understand it, others will not. I also apologise to all. Have a nice life.” huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Higuain had to be restrained by his own team-mates as well as those of Juve, who tried and failed to calm him down MONEY ADVICE However, the situation got worse for the Argentina international, as his side went further behind through a Cristiano Ronaldo strike, before Higuain was booked twice in a matter of seconds for a rash challenge and then shouting at referee Paolo Mazonelli.Incensed by the decision, Higuain shoved former Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo as he tried to defuse the situation and eventually left the San Siro pitch in tears.In an attempt to redeem his actions, Higuain, who was sent on loan to Milan from Juventus to accommodate Ronaldo’s £99m transfer, apologised.“I have to apologise to my team-mates, the Coach, the fans and the referee, who knows what I said to him. At the same time, referees should understand the emotions of the moment,” Higuain told Sky Sport Italia after the defeat, adding that he should not have reacted in such a way. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gonzalo Higuain leaves the field in tears Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardcenter_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED no dice last_img read more