TNT outlasts Mahindra for fourth straight win

first_imgJayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT notched its fourth straight victory but not after surviving Mahindra, 86-84, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Donte Greene carried the KaTropa with 24 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks, while Troy Rosario got 11 markers and four boards.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Lausa loses to Bibulatov in UFC 210 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Roger Pogoy kept the door open with a split from the free throw line with 12.0 ticks left, but Alex Mallari failed to acknowledge the situation and badly missed the layup late, paving the way for Greene to seal the victory.Keith Wright topped the Floodbuster with 26 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while LA Revilla had 20.Unfortunately for the Floodbuster, their efforts still weren’t enough as they dropped their third straight game and fell to 1-5.The scores:TNT 86 – Greene 24, Rosario 11, Castro 10, Tautuaa 9, Rosales 8, Pogoy 6, Fonacier 5, De Ocampo 5, Williams 4, Reyes 3, Carey 1, Tamsi 0.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoscenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Greene and Rosario came up big but n the end, it was still Jayson Castro, who orchestrated the escape act, tallying 10 points, seven assists, and five rebounds as TNT improved to a 4-1 slate.TNT head coach Nash Racela looked at the game against the Floodbuster as a chance for his team to correct its miscues. But with a few sloppy plays, TNT found itself in another dogfight to the finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We were leading all the way and during the half, I was telling the team that this is the time to build and develop good habits during the game. Obviously today, we weren’t able to do that and we still had a lot of mistakes. It’s just good that we’re getting wins despite playing that way,” he said.With TNT holding a slim 83-81 lead, Mahindra still had a chance to pull ahead, but Jason Deutchmann muffed his trey with 31 seconds left. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MAHINDRA 84 – Wright 26, Revilla 20, Mallari 17, Elorde 6, Salva 5, Paniamogan 4, Deutchman 3, Caperal 2, Yee 1, Ballesteros 0, Corpuz 0, Celda 0, Guevarra 0, Galanza 0.Quarters: 18-17, 47-38, 65-62, 86-84. 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View commentslast_img read more

U.S. hangs on in World Cup

first_img For a few brief seconds, it appeared the United States had gone ahead in the 70th minute, when second-half sub DaMarcus Beasley slotted the ball in off goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. But with U.S. coach Bruce Arena pumping an arm on the sideline, the whistle blew for an offside call on McBride. U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller then made the save of the night, jumping to his right to punch away a short shot by a wide-open Alessandro Del Piero, who had gotten a flick from Pirlo. Keller made another outstanding stop on Del Piero in the 79th.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Alberto Gilardino put Italy, a three-time champion, ahead in the 22nd minute. But the Americans tied the score in the 27th when a U.S. free kick was knocked into the Italian net by defender Cristian Zaccardo, who was trying to clear the ball before it reached Brian McBride. The departures began a minute later. Italy’s Daniele De Rossi received a red card from Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda for elbowing McBride in the face, a vicious foul that left McBride bloody. But the sides evened out in the 45th when American midfielder Pablo Mastroeni was ejected for a sliding takedown against Andrea Pirlo, cleating the midfielder’s ankle. U.S. defender Eddie Pope was the next to go. He received a yellow card in the 11th minute for a foul on Gilardino, then was ejected in the second minute of the second half for sliding into Gilardino. While he touched the ball first, he crashing into the forward’s leg and Larrionda didn’t hesitate to show the yellow, then the red card. KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Bloodied but not beaten, the United States bounced back to hold Italy to a 1-1 tie Saturday in an ugly World Cup game with three ejections. The Americans hung on while playing most of the second half at a man disadvantage for their first point in a European World Cup. The United States, seemingly down and out after a deflating 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic, now finds itself with a chance to advance to the second round if it beats Ghana on Thursday in its final first-round game. For the United States to reach the round of 16, it must win, coupled with an Italian victory over the Czechs, or there would have to be an Italy-Czech tie coupled with a U.S. victory by several goals.last_img read more