Volcanoes trail Red Force At Beausejour Cricket Stadium: Windward Islands Volcanoes, trailing Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 76 on first innings, were two without loss at the close on the penultimate day of their fifth-round game yesterday. Scores: Volcanoes 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51) & two without loss. RED FORCE 382 (Yannick Ottley 99 not out, Yannic Cariah 70, Narsingh Deonarine 60, Marlon Richards 60; Kevin McClean 4-66, Shane Shillingford (3-109). The Jamaica Scorpions are staring at defeat against Guyana Jaguars heading into the final day of their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park. Set a challenging 326 to win heading into the final session yesterday, Jamaica were 83 for three when stumps were drawn, 244 runs shy of their target. At the crease are new number-three batsman Devon Thomas, not out on 20, and former captain Tamar Lambert, who is yet to get off the mark. Towering Guyana off-spinner Steven Jacobs has taken two for 13. Starting the day on 133 for three, an overall lead of 176, Guyana went on to press home their advantage by posting 282 in their second innings, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul leading the way with a well-compiled 82. The 19-year-old, who was not out on 39 overnight, went on to make his maiden first-class half-century before falling short of what would have been a deserved century, on the stroke of lunch. Chanderpaul hit three sixes and four fours in just over five hours, before he was the third man dismissed in the morning session. His overnight partner, Raymon Reifer, who started the day on 12, went on to score 24, while the innings was propped up with a plucky 35 off 75 balls from wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble. Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, with four for 78, was the Scorpions’ best bowler, while there were two wickets apiece for his spin compatriot, Nikita Miller, and young fast bowler Marquino Mindley. Needing to make what would be their highest score of the season thus far, Jamaica started cautiously, with the opening pair of John Campbell and Paul Palmer Jr putting on 35 for the first wicket. However, playing leisurely at an outswinger from fast bowler Keon Joseph, Palmer was to depart for 13 off 62 balls; and 13 runs later, Campbell went for 26, leg before wicket to Jacobs. Thomas and AndrÈ McCarthy, with a 32-run third-wicket stand, then attempted to see out the rest of the day. However, with less than three overs remaining, McCarthy misread an arm ball from Jacobs and was stumped by Bramble. Play is scheduled for a 10 a.m. resumption. Barbados Pride win At Kensington Oval: Defiant half-centuries from Orlando Peters and Jacques Taylor were not enough as Leeward Islands Hurricanes plunged to their fifth straight loss of the Regional First Class Championship yesterday. Following on by 198 runs at the start of the penultimate day of the fifth-round match at Kensington Oval, Hurricanes were bundled out for 198, about 25 minutes after tea, to leave Barbados Pride with a single run for victory. Seamer Gavin Tonge’s no-ball was then enough to secure Pride the result, which gave them 19 points and left Hurricanes with three. Fast bowler Tino Best (2-17) knocked over both openers, Chesney Hughes (0) and Shane Jeffers (1), before left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn sliced through the middle order to finish with four for 50. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse chipped in with three for 67. Barbados Pride had scored 368, to which the Hurricanes had replied with 170 in their first innings.
West Indies batsmen Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard both failed as reigning champions Mumbai Indians slumped to a heavy nine-wicket defeat to new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants in the opening game of the new Indian Premier League season yesterday.Opting to bat first, Mumbai showed plenty rust in stumbling to 121 for eight off their 20 overs at the Wankhede Stadium, but Supergiants experienced no such glitches, racing to their target in the 15th over.Opener Ajinkya Rahane top-scored with an unbeaten 66 off 42 deliveries and put on 78 for the first wicket with South African Faf du Plessis, who made 34 from 33 balls.Englishman Kevin Pietersen chipped in with an unbeaten 21 off 14 balls.Earlier, Simmons managed just eight at the top of the order, while Pollard scored just one at number six, as Mumbai’s batting collapsed.Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh top-scored with an unbeaten 45 off 30 balls batting at number eight, while middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu chipped in with 22.Simmons, a member of the West Indies T20 World Cup winning squad last week, looked to be finding his touch when he clobbered pacer RP Singh for a straight six in the third over.
Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer The official signing regarding the Government’s divestment of Caymanas Park, between Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and new owners Supreme Ventures Limited was concluded at the offices of the Ministry of Finance at Heroes Circle, on Friday afternoon in the presence of Finance Minister Audley Shaw, who described it as an “historic occasion”. With the process now complete, Shaw described the development as a “win-win” for the racing industry, while speaking to the large gathering, which included representatives of the new company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, the government’s negotiating team, CTL board members, technocrats and various stakeholders. Paul Hoo, chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, signed on behalf of his company, while CTL’s Danville Walker did likewise. Noting that since 1987, there have been five attempts to divest Caymanas Park, Shaw highlighted that the Government of Jamaica having recognised the importance of the racing industry in the scheme of things, was pleased that this was now a reality. Shaw spoke of numerous advantages not only to the wider industry but to the Jamaica Racing Commission and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission, among other entities. The handing over of the racetrack to Supreme Ventures will take place on Tuesday, March 7 and a $200 million redundancy package has been set aside for the CTL workers, most of whom will be re-employed by Supreme Ventures.
Huge price The doubts about Nesta Carter’s eligibility to run now is confusing. Had it been announced in 2008 that he had an adverse analytical finding in a doping test at the Olympics that year, he’d have been back on track by the outdoor season of 2009. So there really should be no problem about him running in 2017. Typically, the punishment for use of illegal stimulants by first-time offenders is six months and sometimes less. In the 2009 case of five Jamaicans who got tripped up by misleading advertising and labelling of a food supplement, the ban was just three months. Treated retroactively in keeping with the current case, there should be no question about Carter’s freedom to run in Montego Bay at the Western Relays today. Had he tested positive in 2008 for something more sinister like steroids or human growth hormones, the maximum sentence would be two years for a first offence. He’d still be back on track in time for the 2011 season and a World Championships, where he helped Jamaica to sprint relay gold and a world record of 37.04 seconds in Deagu, South Korea. It’s hard to see how his current eligibility is affected by the sad events of 2008. In fact, there shouldn’t be any doubt that he is free to run now. If Nesta Carter’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration fails, all he should suffer is a three-to-six months erasure of his performances from the Beijing Olympics onward to the end of the period he would have been banned for if the test had be discovered as positive at that time. The loss of an Olympic gold medal is a huge price to pay, but had his sample tested positive in 2008, any punishment and any ban levied would be over long ago. Until, and if any more positive tests are put on the table, Carter should really be free to go about his athletic business. The confusing part about this whole thing is that he has run at the indoor and outdoor World Championships, the 2012 Olympics, and at meets at home and abroad since then. In addition to being tested in those Championships, he has almost certainly been subject to out of competition tests by local and international agencies. There has never been a blot on his record until this retroactive test of his 2008 Olympic sample.There is nothing on that post 2008 rÈsumÈ that should stop him from running now. Neither should any sanctions he may or not receive after his appeal hearing. Those sanctions should only apply to the period from his original test date in 2008 to the end of a ban that would likely not last more than six months. Time will test us all whether Carter can prove his innocence at the final hurdle. By contrast, there shouldn’t be any question about him running now. That would punish him twice, and that’s one penalty too many.
Holmwood Technical narrowed the lead Edwin Allen held to four points after victory in the Girls Javelin Throw Open event, which Georgette Samuels won with a distance of 46.64m on Friday at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. Last year’s winner Sah-jay Stevens of St Jago could only muster second despite a much better distance than she did last year with 46.05m. In 2016 she threw 43.60m to win. Third place went to Kimoy Phillips of Petersfield with a distance of 43.08m. After seven finals the points standings were Edwin Allen 40 points, Holmwood Technical 36 points, Hydel 35 points, St Jago 34 points, and Excelsior 33 points.
McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend NLEX can’t seem to do anything wrong these days, and coach Yeng Guiao is asking himself the same question the rest of the PBA is asking: “Is this for real?”ADVERTISEMENT View comments With Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari taking turns in hitting the big shots in the stretch on Sunday night, the Road Warriors won a fourth straight game in the Governors’ Cup, a 95-91 decision of Phoenix Petroleum at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.And while he appreciates the newfound character of his boys by pulling this close one out of the fire, Guiao also can’t wait to play the elite teams in the coming days so he can see for himself what the Road Warriors are now made of.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’“We’ll see if we’re for real or just pretenders,” Guiao said after rising to 4-0 and breaking out of a tie for the lead with idle Meralco again.“The elite teams are coming up and we’ll see how we fare against them,” Guiao said, referring to Barangay Ginebra, GlobalPort and then San Miguel as his next three foes. “Against Ginebra, we will get a good measure of what kind of a team we really are.” LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Import Eugene Phelps had 23 points after three periods but was held to the very minimum in the first 10 minutes of the fourth. His final four points came after that Mallari triple and really didn’t matter anymore.Matthew Wright was the only local in twin digits for Phoenix with 17, even as Aaron Fuller fired 18 points and had 24 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who, this early, could be looking at winning at least three more games for safe passage into the playoffs.NLEX had missed making it past the eliminations in two conferences this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano NLEX has beaten classy teams in this run as the Road Warriors own victories over Alaska and Rain or Shine. It looked, for most of the game against the Fuel Masters, that Phoenix was ready to snap what now stands as a six-game winning streak dating back to the latter part of the Commissioner’s Cup eliminations.That was until Lastimosa and Mallari bailed them out.Lastimosa fired 11 of his 14 points in the fourth and Mallari eight, counting a triple that beat the 24-second shot clock with nine ticks remaining and put the game to bed, 93-87.“This is a really nice win for us, because we’re starting to look as a team,” Guiao said. “Winning games in the endgame, being able to hold our own and pull through in crisis situations, those are good signs for a team trying to put it together.”Phoenix played with control almost 90 percent of the way only for the Fuel Masters to sputter at crunchtime.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cool Smashers secure No. 1
Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone In response to an inquiry about the alleged incident involving Sterling, Greater Manchester Police said Monday in a statement it has been “made aware that a 23-year-old man had been subject to a racially aggravated assault.”The police force said no official report has been made but that officers were treating the incident as a hate crime.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 Rooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s win over Swansea MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling attempts a shot at goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium, in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Police are investigating the alleged assault of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling at the club’s training ground.The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday that Sterling was kicked and racially abused as he arrived at City’s Etihad Campus on Saturday, hours before scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the amateur scene, welterweight Eumir Marcial and light heavyweight John Marvin showed Malaysia in the Southeast Asian Games what Filipinos can do with a couple of hands covered in leather.Marcial won the gold after bludgeoning Thailand’s Pathomsak Kuttiya to earn a 5-0 unanimous decision while teammate Marvin took a wild approach for his gold.Marvin needed just 21 seconds to capture his prize after he annihilated Malaysian Adli Hafidz B. Mohd Pauzi.Meanwhile, a trio went a collective 6-0 in the pro stage in 2017 with IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas collecting three wins in the year.Milan Melindo defended his IBF World light flyweight belt twice but lost in the unification of the WBA strap against Japan’s Ryoichi Taguchi.And although Donnie Nietes fought just once this year that resulted a unanimous decision win over Komgrich Nantapech, the IBF World flyweight champion once held the WBO World light flyweight belt for almost five years only vacating it to move up in weight.3. Breaking the iceThe members of the Philippine men’s ice hockey team celebrate their gold-medal victory in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Thursday night at the Empire City Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ SEA GAMES POOLThe Filipinos’ triumph in the ice hockey tournament in the 2017 SEA Games may never be comparable to the Miracle on Ice, but what they did is still nothing short of spectacular.The Mighty Ducks walked into the final round as virtual underdogs as they faced off against a powerful Thailand team that hasn’t lost in four years.That unbeaten streak finally ended as the Filipinos put five past Thailand’s goal line to take the gold medal after a 5-3 victory. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With his impressive victory over Garcia, Biado joins Efren “Bata” Reyes, Ronato Alcano, Alex Pagulayan, and Bustamante as the Filipinos who won the competition.6. Tabal powers throughMary Joy Tabal wins the first gold medal for the Philippines when she ruled the women’s marathon at the 2017 SEA Games in Putrajaya, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZMary Joy Tabal not only ruled the SEA Games women’s marathon event by a literal mile, she also waylaid a controversy that almost prevented her from competing.The owner of the country’s first gold medal in Malaysia, Tabal was initially cut from the team after conflict with the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association.After all that, though, Tabal was still reinstated into the team and the Rio Olympian is of a different pedigree than her Southeast Asian opponents.7. Folayang goes full landslideFILE – ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen Eduard Folayang defeated the legendary Shinya Aoki in 2016 for the ONE Championship World lightweight title, the first thing he sought to do was prove that he really is a force to be reckoned with.Folayang’s time came on April 21 when he defended the strap against New Zealand’s Ev Ting at Mall of Asia Arena.And in front of his countrymen, Landslide delivered as he controlled Ting for five rounds with methodical strikes to earn him the unanimous decision win. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 4. A double-double for triathletesWomen’s triathlon gold medalist Kim Mangrobang. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLSimply put, the Philippines flat out dominated the competition in the triathlon of the 2017 SEA Games.The podium was practically draped in the Philippine tricolor as both the men’s and women’s teams capture the gold and silver medals in the competition.Nikko Huelgas broke the two-hour barrier for the gold in the men’s division after he clocked in 1:59:2 while teammate Leerams Chicano was at 2:01:27.Kim Mangrobang and Ma. Claire Adorna then doubled up on what their compatriots did.Gold medalist Mangrobang finished the race in 2:11:14 while Adorna was at 2:18:58.5. A double in the billiards world stageFilipinos are back in the throne room of the billiards castle after a seven-year absence.Carlo Biado outsmarted compatriot Roland Garcia, 13-5, to become the Philippines’ first World 9-Ball Champion after Django Bustamante did the feat in 2010. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The Philippines, after Tabora’s triumph, now have eight World Cups in both the men and women’s division making it the third winningest country in the competition behind United States (19) and Canada (9).Tabora denied favorite Siti Sayifah of Malaysia 236-191 in the final.2. Leather can turn to goldEumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Philippines has always had a glorious boxing history stemming from Gabriel Flash Elorde up until the greatest Filipino slugger in Manny Pacquiao.And in 2017 a troop of Filipinos earned their Masters and Doctors degrees in the Sweet Science.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 Melindo falls to Taguchi in unification bout 1. Krizziah Tabora ruled the worldFEATURED 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 folkWorld Cup champion: Krizziah Lyn Tabora. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDEThe name Krizziah Tabora would probably just go over the heads of the casual sporting spectator, but the bespectacled athlete is the current queen of the bowling world.Tabora’s triumph in the 53rd QubicaAMF World Cup in Mexico ended the absence of a Filipino woman atop the women’s division throne since Lita dela Rosa and Bong Coo won in 1978 and 1979. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Before the fireworks go off and the clock hits midnight, allow Inquirer to set you up for some reminiscing in the world of sports.Basketball and volleyball moments had been taken care of, so it’s time for the Filipinos who garnered international recognition to be given the mazel tov.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Upon further review, the PBA found no sufficient evidence of Ross’ allegation, but Marcial clarified that such remarks will not be tolerated.READ: Austria says ‘racial slur’ provoked Ross; Guiao denies using N-word“Let me reiterate that racism has no place in the PBA. It is totally unacceptable in our society and in sports in general. The PBA will not hesitate to act if the evidence so warrants,” he said in a release.“The PBA, its players and its officials are called upon to uphold the highest standard of respect that our youth can look upon as an example. Rest assured that any act that is racially derogatory and pejorative in nature will be dealt with sternly by the league.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao and San Miguel guard Chris Ross were penalized for their verbal altercation in the fourth quarter of the Beermen’s 109-98 win over the Road Warriors on Friday.PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial released the sanctions on Monday after meeting with the two parties over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Guiao has been meted with a P11,000 fine for his obscene gesture, use of profane language, and engaging in verbal exchange, while Ross was penalized P2,600 for incurring two technical fouls, both for verbal altercation in the game.Tensions got heated at the 1:46 mark of the fourth quarter when Guiao and Ross got into a commotion.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 folkRoss claimed Guiao hurled a racial slur at him, which was later denied by the fiery mentor.READ: Ross: Racism is never justifiable Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Go for Gold rallies to beat Gamboa Coffee for breakthrough win in PBA D-League Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Ancajas destroys foe 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 LATEST STORIES Manuel finished with a game-high 21 points to go along with five rebounds coming off the bench.Guards JV Casio and Chris Banchero scored 16 apiece, with Casio making 5-of-10 attempts from beyond the arc.Calvin Abueva completed a double-double with 12 points and the same number of boards as the former Rookie of the Year celebrated his 30th birthday in style.“We’re so fortunate to come away with this,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton as Alaska battled back from 62-75 in the third period. “Hats off to the players. They didn’t give up.”The Aces stormed back in the payoff period, capped by an Abueva pass to Kevin Racal for an undergoal stab that made it 92-91 with 61 seconds to go.—WITH REPORTS FROM RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESPlaying steadier when the game was truly on the line, San Miguel Beer bounced back from its first loss of the season to reclaim the solo lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.Chico Lanete hit the triple that climaxed what was a game-long fightback by the Beermen with 1:29 left as San Miguel scored a 77-76 nipping of Magnolia on Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson June Mar Fajardo hit three free throws inside the final 56.3 seconds and the Beermen pounced on numerous misses by the Hotshots to improve to 6-1 and put behind a bitter 100-96 loss to Barangay Ginebra last Sunday.It was the first loss in five games and the second in eight overall for the Hotshots, who fell into a second-place tie with Alaska, which gutted out a 105-98 win over GlobalPort in the first game.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 folkThe Aces rallied from 13 points down in the third quarter to force extension before Vic Manuel scored seven of Alaska’s last nine points that keyed their sixth straight win.Alaska rose to 6-2 overall and dealt the Batang Pier their fourth loss in seven games as the Aces remained in pursuit of the leaders with jockeying for the top two spots in the playoffs still a wide open affair. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments