Keane hits out at Ferguson

first_img Ferguson revealed on Tuesday that Keane “slaughtered” several of his team-mates in an interview for United’s in-house channel MUTV. The interview came following United’s 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in October 2005. He was released by the club the following month and joined Celtic. Ferguson reveals that Keane invited the United players to watch the interview, which has never been broadcast. The decision backfired as several senior players, including Edwin van der Sar and Ruud van Nistelrooy rounded on the Red Devils captain. Keane then accused Ferguson of bringing his own dispute with shareholder John Magnier over the Rock of Gibraltar racehorse into the club. That proved to be the last straw for the fiery midfielder. “Given the nature of the man you can expect a response. That is the type of personality Roy is,” the former United boss said in a press conference to publicise the book, which is out on Thursday. “We had to react to the situation so quickly because his actions were so quick. For one reason or another he decides to go and criticise his team-mates. “Most of you won’t have seen the video but you couldn’t release it. You just couldn’t. “It ended up with two of our young players being booed before a Champions League match in Paris because of it. “We decided we had to do something. The meeting in the room was horrendous. I just couldn’t lose my control in this situation. “If I had let it pass and allowed it to happen the players would have viewed me differently. Much more differently to how I would have liked to have been judged. “Throughout my career I have been strong enough to deal with important issues like that. Roy overstepped his mark. There was no other thing we could do.” Ferguson made Keane captain not long after his British record move from Nottingham Forest in 1993, and by the time the MUTV interview had taken place, the Irishman had already caused controversy with a brutal tackle on Manchester City’s Alf-Inge Haaland. Ferguson reveals in his book that he had doubts about the player in the summer of 2005. Then, Keane complained vociferously about the standards at the club’s base for their pre-season training camp in Portugal. Despite criticising the player in his book, Ferguson will never forget the midfielder’s efforts on the pitch for United, with whom he won seven league titles. “We did well by him,” Ferguson added in his press conference. “We paid up his whole contract. We gave him a testimonial the following season and there were 75,000 there. We did everything we could to honour the fact he was a great player for us.” Press Association “I do remember having conversations with the manager when I was at the club about loyalty and, in my opinion, I don’t think he knows the meaning of the word,” he told ITV1. “It doesn’t bother me too much what he has to say about me but to constantly criticise other players at the club who brought him a lot of success, I find very very strange. “But I won’t be losing any sleep over it.” He added: “I just don’t think the manager needs to do it. “I don’t know how many books he’s written now but he has to draw the line eventually to say ‘listen these players have been all top servants to Man Utd’. “And a lot of these players helped the manager win lots of trophies so imagine if we’d never won a trophy what he would have said. “We brought success to the club, we gave it everything we had when we were there. “But, as I said, it’s just part of modern life now, people like to do books and criticise their ex-players.” Roy Keane has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of disloyalty, claiming that his former Manchester United manager ‘does not know the meaning of the word’. Ferguson has lifted the lid on his feud with Keane in his soon-to-be-published book ‘My Autobiography’, with the Scot claiming his authority at Old Trafford would have been undermined had he not sold the increasingly volatile player in 2005. But the Scot has also turned fire on more of his former players, with David Beckham among those to come in for criticism, and Keane believes his former boss is out of order. last_img read more

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Hurricanes boosted by three senior players to face rampant Jaguars

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Leeward Islands Hurricanes have been boosted by the return of three senior players, as they prepare for their key battle against leaders Guyana Jaguars in the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship which bowls off today.Off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, along with wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton and opener Montcin Hodge, all missed the first two rounds of the competition through West Indies-A duty against Sri Lanka-A in Jamaica.They return in time, however, for the top-of-the-table clash which sees the second-placed Hurricanes host the rampant Jaguars at Warner Park in St Kitts.Without the trio, Hurricanes have made a bold start to the new season, drawing their first match with Windward Islands Hurricanes before stunning a weakened Barbados Pride by an innings inside two days at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown last weekend.Jaguars, meanwhile, welcome back prolific veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, fresh from a successful season of run-scoring for English county Lancashire.The 43-year-old will be a welcome addition to the Jaguars side especially with all-rounder Raymon Reifer and batsman Shimron Hetmyer still missing because of senior West Indies commitments.At Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will fancy their chances of picking up their first win after missing out in their first two matches, when they take on bottom-of-the-table Volcanoes.They too will be stronger for the encounter as West Indies batsman Kyle Hope returns to the ranks after missing the first two rounds through senior team duties in Zimbabwe.Jason Mohammed, the Windies one-day batsman and vice-captain, also suits up for the first time.Volcanoes will also be enhanced as they welcome back West Indies-A all-rounder Kyle Mayers.At Sabina Park in Kingston, Pride will hope for a better showing when they take on hosts Jamaica Scorpions in a day/night affair starting at 14:00hrs.The visitors have struggled in their opening games but should be stabilised somewhat as West Indies-A four-day captain Shamarh Brooks returns to the line-up.Scorpions, unchanged for the fixture, are one from bottom in fifth and searching for their first win.last_img read more

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Alexander catching on

first_imgNormally, when an interim coach is brought into a team, it takes a while for him to establish credibility and earn the trust of his players. When DelVaughn Alexander was brought in on a six-month contract to temporarily replace UW wide receivers coach Henry Mason — who will miss the season as he recovers from spinal chord injuries — he brought to the position a history of success that is hard to ignore and a deep understanding of the offense he now is a part of. Those two things instantly eased the transition process.”I think it’s been handled very well, not only by Coach Alexander, Coach Chryst and all the offensive coaches, but our players,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “I sit back and watch and see those kids go to him … on the same account, he coaches with a different personality and a different way of going about things than Henry, but the kids have been very, very good so far.”Alexander earned two letters in football while playing at USC in the early ’90s, playing a reserve role behind standout receivers Johnnie Morton, Curtis Conway and NFL first-overall pick Keyshawn Johnson.The experience of being around such talent gave Alexander an opportunity to see how top-tier athletes went about their business and found success.”Keyshawn was the No. 1 overall pick, which is a difficult thing to do, and the work ethic that he had and the detail he put into preparing … it will last a lifetime,” he said. After his playing days were over at USC, he returned to begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant. He coached there for three years. Since leaving USC in ’98, Alexander has made coaching stops with the San Diego Chargers, the University of San Diego, Oregon State and UNLV, using a hands-on approach to coach first-team all conference selections at each stop.”I can talk until I’m blue in the face, but if they don’t get it, then I’m wasting my time,” Alexander said. “So if I can move around or use my hands to show the detail of what it is we’re teaching, I feel great about what we’re learning.”During fall camp, that approach was evident, as Alexander would help young receivers by making presnap adjustments and shifts with them and run routes alongside his players as well. “I’m a perfectionist, and I nitpick,” Alexander added. “It will be a little irritating to them maybe at first if it’s not what they’re used to, but it’s the little things that get you beat. It’s also the little things that can make you great.”One of the major differences between Mason and Alexander is those “little things,” or more specifically, little strides. According to senior wide receiver Paul Hubbard, a major focus for Mason was for his receivers to make the most of their body by taking long strides while running routes. Alexander, however, is a proponent of using smaller strides, allowing players to get in and out of their cuts quicker. Aside from the technical changes introduced by Alexander, the transition has been quite easy. While at Oregon State, Alexander coached under UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, who at the time held the same position with the Beavers. Moreover, Alexander played in the same offensive system at USC. Though he has been away from the offense in recent years, it never really left him.”I’ve been away from this offense two years, I’ve been in the offense probably five years before that … I played in this offense under (USC coach) Mike Riley, so I know this offense pretty good,” Alexander said.”Being a details coach, I can teach them some of the ins and outs from a player’s point of view.”So far, Alexander likes what he has seen from his receiving corps. “[Their effort] has been great,” he said. “They’ve done exactly what we’ve talked about as far as my philosophy; they’ve given everything they’ve got.”last_img read more

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Nhyira FM Corporate Olympics ends in huge success in Kumasi

first_imgIt was fun galore amid competition at the Wesley College of Education Park in Kumasi, venue for the 5th edition of Nhyira FM’s mini sports festival dubbed ‘Corporate Olympics’.Sixteen public and private institutions met on a single platform last Saturday to vie for honours in football, table tennis and playing cards, among others.Soccer, as usual, provided the highest excitement, with participating teams exhibiting group and individual brilliance match after match.The multi sporting events was purposefully hinged on two ideas; thus to keep members of different corporative firms active and also to pave way for organizational firms to establish a transaction business partnership among themselves.The success of the event was beyond description as hundreds of fans thronged at the playing field to catch glimpse of the much talked about multi sporting events.Rox Energy Drink emerged ultimate winners, beating Red Cross 1-0 to lift the giant trophy at stake. It was a pulsating game which looked like coasting into a penalty shoot-out until the dying embers of the match when the ‘Energy Boys’ broke the deadlock with a free-kick which zoomed straight into the net to the disappointment of ‘First Aid’ guys.Rox received a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a Multi TV kit and assorted drinks, in addition while Red Cross also went home with Multi TV kit and some drinks.Muftawu Yussif of Red Cross was adjudged the overall best player for which he received a Multi TV digibox and a trophy.In the table tennis competition, Richie K Gas Oven proved superior by silencing all opposition to annex the prestigious prize of a Multi TV digibox.Other competing teams included Zoomlion, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, Prisons Service and Komfo Anokye Hospital. The highest point of the tournament, perhaps, is the high level of sportsmanship exhibited by the participating teams and players who used the stage to keep fit, win trophies as well as establish and reactivate business partnership. Some could not help it but ask for more…So the next time you hear of Nhyira FM Corporate Olympics, make sure you get your company on board the train, it’s an experience of a lifetime!The event was sponsored by Aspee Pharmaceuticals, Passion Natural Health Home, College of Integrated Healthcare, Jackson Educational Complex and Tetewobika Herbal Centre.last_img read more

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Campus Sports: University of Ghana’s Vandals and Vikings battle for qualification

first_imgGroup B: Legon hall in a comfortable lead   Runners up of last year league Legon hall is cruising comfortably to the Top four having picked 12 points in their opening four fixtures with a goal difference of 23. Any mishap to derail their qualification will be their own complacency though they have their last games to play against bottom place Bani with zero point and second placed African Union with 9 points. It’s been amazing five weeks of scintillating football, the goals, the assists, the tackles, flicks and goal bound misses of the league have contributed to the beauty of the 2016/2017 University of Ghana Football League (UGFL). The teams in the four groups prepare to enter the final week of matches as they are anxious to qualify for the Top four competition. Below is how each group is shaping up.Group A: Akuafo vs Sey to determine winner of the groupOne of the minnows in this year’s league Elizabeth Sey Hall (2nd in the group) have proven everybody wrong by giving defending Champions Akuafo in first position a stern fight for the top position. Both teams will square off in the last match in what promises to be the duel in Group A. Elizabeth Sey needs the maximum 3 points and a goal margin of 5 to qualify. The other fixture between City Campus and Distance Education will not have any bearing on who qualifies. Group C: Vikings hoping for a Limann slip upTwo time champions Mensah Sarbah hall (Vikings) are determined to win against Jean Nelson hall and hope a slip up for Hilla Limann against United Nations hall will give them the qualification even before they face Limann in their last group fixture. The Vikings failed to qualify for the last edition of the Top Four with Limann wanting to have a second bite of the Top Four cherry.center_img Group D: Valco and J.T.N Yankah to determine fate of who qualifies. Commonwealth Hall (Vandals) and A.A. Kwapong are in a fierce battle to qualify. Once again the mathematics has already started with both teams locked on the same points and goal difference. A.A. Kwapong faces bottom team Valco who have nothing to play for except for pride while Commonwealth faces a decent opposition in J.T.N Yankah hall who are 3rd in the group. Should both teams win, the determining factor will be who has been more prolific upfront.About League The soccer league involves the male soccer teams of the various Halls of residence. With a current number of 16 participating halls, they are divided into four groups. The best team in each group, after matches played across both semesters will then play The Special Top Four to determine the league winners.last_img read more

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Doha 2019: Uganda’s Nakaayi upsets the field to win women’s 800m

first_imgUgandan Halimah Nakaayi pulled off an upset to win the women’s 800 metres world title on Monday while favourite Ajee Wilson was left with third.Wilson, hoping to become the first American to win the world title over the distance, led for most of the race but was overtaken by Nakaayi with around 100 metres left. Raevyn Rogers, another American, also sped past Wilson to take silver.Caster Semenya, the titleholder and three-times champion, did not take part after challenging the IAAF’s recently-introduced testosterone regulations.The South African lost her appeal at the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) against the rules that mean middle distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone must take medication to reduce it and has now taken her case to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is growing up — on and off the field

first_imgHome plate was a mighty big thing to Yasiel Puig when he first stepped into a major-league batter’s box one year ago today. From the inside black to the outside, the world was his oyster. Puig swung and swung and swung some more, and the approach appeared to work wonders. He was batting .443 a month into his career.These days, Puig’s name has disappeared from the list of baseball’s freest swingers. He’s even managed to stay out of the police blotter. But if the first year of Puig’s career has taught us anything, it’s that a free-spirited approach to baseball — and life — can blend beautifully with a dash of discipline.On May 20, the Dodgers were in New York to play the Mets. Puig went 3 for 4 with a walk and scored twice in a 9-4 win. Back at the team hotel that night, he had an idea. On the way to the lobby, he spotted a SportsNet LA cameraman and invited him to head out, camera in hand.“And he goes to explore the Empire State Building because he’d never seen it,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers’ chief marketing officer. “Then he goes to explore Times Square.” Puig shared his first impressions of the bright lights and tall buildings with the camera. He snapped pictures with fans and police officers who recognized him on the street. During a different road trip last month to Washington, D.C., Puig visited the White House. Some team officials didn’t find out until pictures of Puig’s tour appeared on his Instagram account. It seems the world away from baseball is Puig’s oyster now, too. While his world expands, home plate is shrinking. Puig’s swing rate is down, from 58.2 percent in June 2013 to 42.3 percent last month. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that’s the biggest difference from when Puig debuted a year ago.“This year he’s shown that he’s not going to chase,” Mattingly said. “I think his game has matured from the standpoint of still with all the energy but less out of control, where he’s throwing the ball to the right place most of the time, still being aggressive on the bases but not running into outs.”Statistically speaking, May was the best calendar month of his career since his torrid debut last June: a .398 batting average, .492 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 28 games. For the season, he trails only Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in batting average, .347 to .350 entering play Monday. Different approaches, similar results. It didn’t happen overnight. When Puig invited teammates in March to offer constructive criticism, one point of emphasis were Puig’s repeated mistakes — namely, missing cutoff men and running into outs on the bases. They were lessons Puig should have learned the hard way.This year, he’s mostly learned the easy way: By listening to teammates and to hitting coach Mark McGwire, by making a friendly wager with teammate Adrian Gonzalez before each series to see who draws more walks.“I think as a young player there’s all kinds of things you continue to grow with,” Mattingly said. “Going through a lot of experiences I think are good for him. That meeting’s probably good for him. Adrian, that little game they play, is probably good for him. I think him struggling with his throws in the playoffs, him kind of gaining some criticism there through that is, in the end, good for him because he matures through that. “Your experiences as a young player, if you learn your lessons, they’re all good for you at the end of the day.”The same is true off the field. The day after he visited Times Square, Puig wasn’t done exploring. He skipped the team bus and went out on his own again, this time with no cameramen. “I happened to go by the Twin Towers and I actually had never heard the story before about the tragedy that happened there,” Puig said through an interpreter. “I was just going around, and the firefighters there (at the Ten House station, closest to Ground Zero) invited me to come in. “So I went in and they told me their story about how they were the first responders for that tragedy. We became friends. It was really great to hear the story first-hand from them. I was really touched. I came back, became friends with them and as a thank-you sent them a couple gifts — a baseball and bats for their station — because I was so touched they knew who I was. I’m just happy they’re my fans all the way out there.”Puig managed to make it to the game on time. That keeps his superiors happy.Rosen said that Puig has resumed driving on a limited basis for the first time since his speeding incident last December in Florida. He hasn’t been late since the Dodgers’ home opener. Puig was benched for that game but wasn’t disciplined further; club officials believe that Puig genuinely forgot the game began three hours earlier than usual.It was unbecoming of a superstar of Puig’s magnitude. So was the speeding ticket and the concurrent arrest in December. The overthrows aren’t what you would expect from a player Mattingly and Davey Lopes called the best defensive right fielder in the game, either.“I’ve talked about this with a guy like Rickey Henderson — a guy who can do so many things, it’s almost a curse sometimes because we always ask for more,” Mattingly said. “Yasiel hits .350, now we want him to be a perfect base stealer. He does that, we want him to do this. With all that talent, I think you’re always asking. I think there’s still more there. At times we ask a lot.”Puig gives a lot, too. Rosen said that a charity drive Sunday outside Dodger Stadium was Puig’s idea. It was also Puig’s idea to have his mother throw out the ceremonial first pitch to her son prior to a game last month and for them to announce “it’s time for Dodger baseball” together over the stadium PA.Thanks to off-season lessons in Florida, Puig’s English is improving. He’s up to Spanglish — that might be the best description of a language he conducted an interview in Monday — but Rosen believes that Puig will be fluent before long.There might just be a well-groomed superstar behind Puig’s intrigue. One year into his career, he seems to have found just the right mix of reckless abandon and discipline.“He emerged on this city and this country very quickly,” Rosen said. “He went from an unknown to really very well-known very quickly. There’s really no way to prepare for that. I don’t know anybody that can step right out and do it perfectly. As we all know, he’s a bit of a work in progress and he wants to learn.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Lilly King claims fourth gold, more records tumble as World Championships ends

first_img“I was very scared [of being caught],” said Seto, who also took 200m individual medley gold at the meet. “But I want to win — I want to be Olympic champion next year. The 400 is my main event. I enjoy it, but [it’s] very hard.”You can always rely on the “Iron Lady”, Katinka Hosszu, to deliver, and the Hungarian did it again in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley, taking her fifth World Championship gold medal in this discipline. Amazing!  #FINAGwangju2019 #Swimming pic.twitter.com/4DAhlw22tp— FINA (@fina1908) July 28, 2019Katinka Hosszu maintained her dominance in the 400m individual medley, becoming a five-time world champion of that race, while two-time 1500m freestyle winner Gregorio Paltrinieri was beaten by Germany’s Florian Wellbrock.Zane Waddell was a surprise gold medal winner in the 50m backstroke as world record holder Kliment Kolesnikov could only take bronze behind fellow Russian Evgeny Rylov. Lilly King collected her third and fourth gold medals of the 2019 World Championships, the swimmer also helping the United States set a relay world record.King had suffered disqualification in the 200 meter breaststroke but somewhat made amends by defending her 50m world title on the final day of competition on Sunday. The American held off a strong challenge from Benedetta Pilato — the 14-year-old Italian prodigy taking silver — to become only the second woman to win the event at successive world championships.”I was planning to be racing every day this week so it kinda changed up training plans and things like that,” King said of her 200m DQ. “But other than that I was just trying to move on and refocus my energy on the 50.”King then played a key role as Team USA claimed glory in the 4x100m medley relay, 200m champion Regan Smith getting them off to a flyer with her world-record split allowing Simone Manuel to ease home and knock a second off the race’s world record. Double World Record ALERT!! Regan Smith smashed the 100m Backstroke in the first leg (time of 57.57) and the TEAM @USASwimming wins the race touching home in 3:50.40!! CONGRATS ladies!! @DolphinsAUS @SwimmingCanada #FINAGwangju2019 #FINAworlds pic.twitter.com/PnWDQRhwmc— FINA (@fina1908) July 28, 2019Manuel also added 50m free gold to the 100m title she claimed earlier, beating defending champion Sarah Sjostrom into second with the bronze medal going to Cate Campbell.Sjostrom was named the best female swimmer of the meet regardless with the male award going to Caeleb Dressel, whose USA team were beaten in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.Gold in that event went to Great Britain, for whom Duncan Scott and Adam Peaty starred with their rapid legs helping to set a new European record.Daiya Seto became the 400m individual medley world champion with the Japanese now out to impress at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.last_img read more

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Edwards to undergo surgery

first_imgLONDON (CMC):Ex-West Indies speedster, Fidel Edwards, will undergo surgery today to deal with a broken ankle sustained here last week during a freak accident.The right-armer, who was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which bowled off earlier this month, broke his ankle while playing football in warm-ups ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday.He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.”Unfortunately Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket said.”It’s a real shame for him, he has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.Hampshire on Monday announced that Edwards’ former Windies teammate, Tino Best, would be brought in as cover.last_img read more

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Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel

first_imgNLEX 103 – Fuller 26, Quiñahan 17, Fonacier 16, Mallari 10, Tiongson 8, Alas 7, Soyud 7, Baguio 5, J. Villanueva 3, Lastimosa 2, Al-Hussaini 2, Taulava 0.SAN MIGUEL 100 – McKines 28, Lassiter 19, Santos 19, Cabagnot 19, Fajardo 6, Ross 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Espinas 2, Heruela 1, Tubid 0.Quarters: 25-24, 48-39, 68-70, 103-100.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Facing a four-point lead in the final minute, Alex Cabagnot didn’t want the game to slip away from San Miguel, banging a corner three in the last five seconds of the game.The window remained open for the Beermen after Alex Mallari muffed his freebies, but Fonacier and Fuller stifled Cabagnot’s last-second jumper to preserve the victory.Wendell McKines topped San Miguel with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists, while Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Arwind Santos all had 19 markers apiece in the loss.NLEX broke the game open early, 25-10, but San Miguel kept coming back before the Road Warriors finally took the driver’s seat late in the third quarter, 70-68, setting up the nip-and-tuck battle to the finish.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles04:31Suu Kyi appeals to ICJ not to impose int’l justice01:40Filipinos 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 Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Yap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Larry Fonacier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLarry Fonacier drilled the two clutch 3-pointers in the last two minutes to help NLEX escape Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, 103-100, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The veteran marksman drained the go-ahead triple with 1:46 to play and followed it up with another three from the top of the key to put the Road Warriors up, 101-97, with 23.9 left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Larry is vintage from eight years ago. He’s playing well for us, not only the leadership but also the scoring,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.Fonacier unleashed eight of his 16 points in the fourth period as he went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, on top of four rebounds and three assists.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’Aaron Fuller led NLEX with 26 markers, 22 boards, two steals, and two blocks, while JR Quiñahan got 17 points, 10 rebounds, and one assist — that being the tip that led to Fonacier’s backbreaking three-pointer.“It’s so hard to believe that we beat San Miguel in a tight game. We are developing some maturity and composure in the end game and it’s a good sign for us,” he said. “The more important thing is we got our sixth win which, in our calculation, makes us clinch a spot the quarterfinals.” Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

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