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Racela stays positive despite TNT exit: ‘We got a fair chance’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “Every time they call it that way I think we have a chance, all we ask for really is a fair chance. Today we got that so it’s easier to accept defeat. We got a fair chance, we did our part, they did their part and in the end it was just them executing better in the end.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That, however, proved to be the KaTropa’s last stand in the quarterfinals as the Beermen iced the game from the free throw line and advance to the semifinals.What Racela liked, though, was the free throw disparity wasn’t as glaring.Game 1 saw San Miguel take 40 free throws and make 31 while TNT only had 18 chances at the stripe and converted eight.The second game saw a closer, and fairer as Racela described, margin with San Miguel’s 30 free throw attempts just nine more than what TNT had.“It’s nice that today they allowed us to play, actually for the first time the free throws were surprising, I think 30-21 but we fouled in the end so it’s probably 26-21,” said Racela who almost put Game 1 in protest.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The KaTropa squandered a 23-point lead in Game 1 to lose 121-110 and botched comeback in Game 2 as the Beermen completed the sweep with a 106-102 win.With another lost opportunity for a title, Nash Racela still can’t help but look at the silver lining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I like how we lost today, I really felt the team did their part effort-wise and they were just following the plan,” said Racela Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.TNT came back from an eight-point deficit, 94-86, in the fourth quarter with Jayson Castro’s three-pointer tying the game at 98-98 with 2:06 left. 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Marcial reminds Romeo: Be careful in public Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT’s quarterfinals series loss to San Miguel in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup wasn’t the easiest pill to swallow.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Ginebra acquires dela Cruz from Blackwater‬

first_imgPhilippine military’s joint forces train to retake island PLAY LIST 01:57Philippine military’s joint forces train to retake island02:11Lacson, Dela Rosa likely to support ‘once in a lifetime’ divorce01:44Lorenzana wants to send new Navy warship to Palawan, Sulu Sea02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Both Ginebra team manager Reyboy Rodriguez and Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines confirmed the trade.Dela Cruz has averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in his second year in the league, but missed the import-laden conferences due to his ruptured Achilles injury after being selected to be a part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHis entry to Ginebra will be a shot in the arm for the squad, which is betting on its youth with Scottie Thompson, Kevin Ferrer, and Aljon Mariano in tow. Blackwater, meanwhile, will receive serviceable forward Marcelo and the high-flying Ellis, who is looking to get the biggest break of his career with his new team. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ellis has been averaging 3.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 13.12 minutes this conference for Ginebra.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Malaysia dismiss judging concerns as SEA Games close Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PBA IMAGESThe rich get richer as Ginebra acquired the services of hardworking sophomore Art dela Cruz from Blackwater.‬The deal, which is set to be approved this Thursday afternoon, will send dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar to the Elite in exchange for ‬Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo from the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Kagiso Rabada stars as Delhi Capitals stun SRH to move to No.2

first_imgKeemo Paul, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada bowled Delhi Capitals to a 39-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Delhi Capitals moved up to No.2 after winning their 5th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League.Delhi Capitals have now won 3 successive matches in the 2019 IPL while SRH have lost 3 successive matches. The stunning win was shaped by Paul who whose 3 wickets included the key wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson and Kagiso Rabada who dismissed David Warner and Vijay Shankar off successive deliveries.Sunrisers Hyderabad had got off to a strong start to their chase of 156. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow added 72 for the opening wicket before Bairstow fell to Keemo Paul. Two overs later, Kane Williamson was spectacularly caught by Rabada off Paul.David Warner was still at the crease but after the top-3, Sunrisers Hyderabad have a fair few young batsmen. Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan were left out and it was the perfect opportunity for Ricky Bhui to make an impact. However, he only managed 7 off 12 balls and became Keemo Paul’s third victim.Keemo Paul was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi Capitals with figures of 3 for 17 off 4 overs.David Warner hit his 4th fifty of the 2019 IPL but he was done in by Kagiso Rabada for a 47-ball 51. At 106 for 4, the SRH chase had been well and truly rocked. Rabada removed Vijay Shankar off the very next ball of the 17th over.In the 18th over, Chris Morris removed Deepak Hooda and Rashid Khan off successive deliveries as Delhi Capitals edged closer to victory.advertisementIt was a sensational win for Delhi Capitals who had struggled all of last season. This win over Sunrisers Hyderabad now takes DC to 2nd in the points tally.We’re all @PrithviShaw right now #SRHvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/Cog5tjThPP Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 14, 2019Earlier in the evening, Sunrisers Hyderabad did well to restrict a power-packed Delhi Capitals batting unit to 155 for 7. Kane Williamson returned to lead SRH and his tactical acumen was on display immediately.Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan fell to Khaleel Ahmed inside the first 4 overs before Colin Munro and DC skipper Shreyas Iyer (45) staged a recovery with a 49-run stand for the 3rd wicket.Colin Munro was looking dangerous but he fell to Abhishek Sharma for a 24-ball 40 in the 8th over before he could do more damage. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, two naturally aggressive batsmen, were unable to score freely in the middle overs.Iyer fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 16th over and Rishabh Pant became Khaleel Ahmed’s third victim in the next over.Also Read | SRH vs DC Live Score, IPL 2019: Paul gets Bairstow to break 72-run opening standAlso Read | Imran Tahir proves age is just a number with 4-wicket haul vs KKRAlso Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir star as CSK smash KKR at Eden GardensAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre Russellast_img read more

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Joe Wickline and Oklahoma State Reach Settlement (For Real This Time)

first_imgThis is probably about the 14th post I’ve written on how much money Joe Wickline owes Oklahoma State (#blessed). Hopefully it is the last.Wickline and Oklahoma State have apparently settled for $250,000 over whether Wikline made a lateral move to UT a few years ago. Here’s the Associated Press.Oklahoma State sued Wickline — who was fired by Texas on Dec. 12 — in 2014 for nearly $600,000, arguing he made a lateral move to Texas and didn’t take a promotion with “play-calling duties” as stated in his previous contract. The lawsuit was settled for $250,000, Oklahoma State spokesman Gary Shutt said.“We are glad to reach a settlement and wish Coach Wickline the best,” Shutt said.Previously the suit was thought to have been for $300,000. Texas seems glad it’s over as well.“The university was not a party to the lawsuit and does not have details regarding settlement terms,” Texas spokesman Gary Susswein said. “UT welcomes the news that the parties have reached an agreement.”This is all fun and games for Texas and Oklahoma State until Bob Stoops scoops Wickline up in January and Perine and Mixon rush for 9,000 yards next season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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