MPs reject withdrawal agreement againThis afternoon, MPs in the UK’s lower house of parliament voted against the withdrawal agreement for the third time in as many months. The agreement was rejected by a margin of 58 votes.Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, has called an emergency meeting for 10 April to discuss the implications.In view of the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the House of Commons, I have decided to call a European Council on 10 April. #Brexit— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) March 29, 2019In a statement, the European Commission said the likelihood of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit had increased because of the result in Westminster today.“The EU has been preparing for this since December 2017 and is now fully prepared for a ‘no-deal’ scenario at midnight on 12 April,” the Commission said. “The EU will remain united. The benefits of the withdrawal agreement, including a transition period, will in no circumstances be replicated in a ‘no-deal’ scenario. Sectoral mini-deals are not an option.”The UK had been due to exit the EU today, but the government was twice defeated in its attempts to pass its withdrawal agreement through parliament. The EU extended the Article 50 deadline until 12 April to give the UK government time to explore other options.‘Deeply disappointing’ UK prime minister Theresa May signed the letter triggering Article 50 – and formally beginning the Brexit process – two years agoSeparately, the FCA has “reaffirmed” a commitment with the US regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to “continue close cooperation and information sharing” after Brexit.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was originally signed in 2006 and relates to all elements of financial regulation between the UK and US.Andrew Bailey, the FCA’s chief executive, recently met with SEC chairman Jay Clayton to sign two updated MoUs regarding cross-border and international regulation and information sharing.Bailey said: “As part of our preparations for Brexit we have been working with our partners in the EU and globally to ensure there is minimal disruption. These MoUs will ensure the UK can continue to be a key market for funds and fund managers. Today’s amendments will ensure continuity and stability for consumers and investors in the UK and US.”Clayton added: “The SEC and the FCA have a long history of effective cooperation on supervisory and other matters. The amended MoUs we entered into today reaffirm this commitment and collaboration with respect to the oversight of our respective registrants for the benefit of each of our markets and investors.” Nausicaa Delfas, executive director of international at the FCA, said: “The documents published today are the final stages in our preparations in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an implementation period: they ensure that firms have certainty of the financial regime they will be operating within, and so can plan accordingly to meet the needs of their customers.”The FCA’s policy statement is available here. Chris Cummings, the Investment AssociationChris Cummings, chief executive of the Investment Association, the lobby group for the UK’s £7.7trn (€8.9trn) asset management industry, described the situation as “deeply disappointing”.“The immediate and now urgent priority is to avoid a no-deal cliff edge that would be the worst possible outcome for millions of savers and investors and for the asset management industry,” Cummings said.“It is deeply disappointing that given we are potentially just days away from leaving the EU, we continue to see this political paralysis. Whatever form the next political moves take, the government has to deliver a deal which protects the British economy and does not further damage investors’ confidence in the UK as a place to do business.“It is now urgent that politicians find a way to work together that protects UK savers, our economy and our international competitiveness.”Cummings had already called for asset managers to implement their contingency plans for a no-deal scenario, saying earlier this month that they had “no choice” due to parliament’s “paralysis”.He added today: “The industry also needs certainty about how future regulation will impact us, and our customers. The UK is the largest centre for asset management in Europe and maintaining that position is crucial to the health of the UK economy, so we need the UK to have a strong voice in the rules and regulations that govern us.“It is also vital that the industry can continue to offer products and services across borders. Currently, UK investors can save into more than 10,000 different funds and we need to maintain that access so that they have the widest possible choice to grow their money.” The UK’s financial regulator has finalised its rulebook for asset managers and other market players in the event of the UK leaving the EU without agreeing a withdrawal deal.The announcement comes as UK lawmakers voted against the withdrawal agreement struck between UK and EU negotiators in November – the third time the agreement has been rejected.The measures finalised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today relate to companies in the European Economic Area doing business within the UK, and vice versa. They were mostly unchanged from plans set out a month ago, the FCA said in a statement, and generally allowed for firms to keep operating under existing rules for a limited period of 15 months, despite the potential abrupt end of the UK’s EU membership – now set for 12 April.
In comments reported on Bournemouth’s website, Brendan Rodgers, who presented the award to Howe, said: “He’s done a fine job, a remarkable job, and done it with style and humility.” Bournemouth secured the title on the final day of the season as they beat Charlton 3-0 while Watford were held to a draw by Sheffield Wednesday. Mourinho took the top flight award after a league and Capital One Cup double but did not attend the ceremony in London to collect it as he was at Chelsea’s own club awards event. The Portuguese had already been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season despite not once winning the monthly award throughout the season. Despite the accolades coming his way, Mourinho was still complaining about a perceived lack of recognition for his side in his speech at Chelsea’s event. Mourinho said: “I don’t think my players got the respect that they deserve after what they did from day one until the last day. “And these are words that I really feel, serious words.” The League One award went to Steve Cotterill after Bristol City’s title-winning season. The only divisional award not to go to the boss of the title-winning side was the League Two gong, which went to Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth despite his side losing the play-off final to Southend on penalties. Bradford City’s Phil Parkinson was named FA Cup manager of the year after his side beat Chelsea and Sunderland en route to the quarter-finals of the competition. Press Association Howe, who was also named Championship manager of the year after the Cherries’ title-winning season, is the first manager from outside the top flight to take the overall award since Steve Coppell, then of Reading, won in 2006. The award came as recognition of Howe leading Bournemouth to the title, and promotion to the Premier League, with limited resources compared to many of his club’s rivals. Eddie Howe has been named Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association after guiding Bournemouth to the top flight while Jose Mourinho was named Premier League manager of the year on Tuesday evening.
June 14, 2020 Update on the latest sports The union’s action might lead to a season of about 50 games rather than the 82 initially proposed by MLB. The Major League Baseball Players Association could respond by filing a grievance that would be heard by arbitrator Mark Irvings, arguing players are owed hundreds of millions of dollars in damages due to a shorter season.MLB responded with a statement accusing the union of not negotiating in good faith and cited the March agreement that called for prorated salaries but did not obligate teams to play in empty ballparks. Clubs could file a grievance claiming the union did not meet its “good faith” obligation.Overall, this could spark lengthy litigation and could even prompt some star players to sit out.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— College officials haven’t come up with a consensus opinion on whether to announce how many of their athletes test positive for the coronavirus. Nearly half of the 66 Football Bowl Subdivision members that responded to an Associated Press inquiry said they were still deciding whether to announce the number of athletes with positive tests. Just over half of the schools will not release any numbers to the general public. Schools are trying to balance the public’s right to know during a pandemic against student privacy rights. Briscoe finds a way, wins Xfinity race at HomesteadHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Chase Briscoe lost much of his team and got a win for them. Briscoe survived two late cautions and a frantic overtime finish to prevail in the Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.The result added to a nightmarish weekend for Noah Gragson, who saw a huge lead slip away in the final laps for the second consecutive day. Gragson led late in Saturday’s race, also at Miami, before a caution tightened the field and gave Harrison Burton the chance to grab the win on the final lap.On Sunday, Briscoe was without crew chief Richard Boswell, car chief Nick Hutchins and engineer DJ Vanderley, all of whom began serving four-race suspensions for a safety violation that happened Saturday. So Briscoe — a big Tony Stewart fan growing up — got Stewart-Haas Racing competition director Greg Zipadelli to fill in as his crew chief and prevailed.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-KOERNER HURT UNDATED (AP) — The predominantly white sport of hockey has a checkered history of racism and a culture of not speaking out. The death of George Floyd in Minnesota has changed that.A number of white NHL players have decided to join their black counterparts in discussing the issue. More than 100 players have posted statements on social media.Kim Davis is the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact and the highest-ranked African American in the league. She says she thinks many players are realizing the truth about what she calls “the racial pandemic.” Floyd’s death in police custody has touched off an extraordinary reckoning of race and race relations, and sports have been part of it, from European soccer to the NFL. It has also made ripples in NASCAR, which like the NHL has predominately white athletes and, by most accounts, a largely white fan base.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-XFINITY Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-COLONIALBerger takes ColonialFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour completed a safe and successful return to competition, and so did Daniel Berger. He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole and then won the Charles Schwab Challenge by saving par behind the 17th hole in a playoff. Collin Morikawa, who missed a 6-foot putt in regulation for the win, missed a 3-foot par putt in the playoff.Berger closed with a 4-under 66, his 28th consecutive round at par or better dating to Oct. 11 at the Houston Open.Even over the final hour, a half-dozen players were still in the mix. All that was missing was the sound and energy of a gallery, with the PGA Tour not allowing spectators for the opening five events in its return.Commissioner Jay Monahan called it a phenomenal return because all 487 coronavirus tests at Colonial came back negative.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-SCENE VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBaseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order returnUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball appears headed to its shortest season since the 1870s.Baseball players have told the commissioner’s office that any more talks on starting the season would be pointless, and that owners should order a return to work.Union head Tony Clark said in a statement Saturday that “It’s time to get back to work. Tell us when and where.” Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accidentIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner (KOHR’-ner) has been injured in a jet ski collision on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.According to a police report, Koerner and his passenger, Cole Coffin, were hurt on Friday when their watercraft crashed into the side of a boat. Coffin was taken to a hospital by aircraft. There was no immediate word on his injuries or condition. Koerner was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Associated Press Kamara lauds Wallace’s courage after NASCAR’s trying weekHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A bit of normalcy returned to sports as a small number of fans were welcomed to Homestead-Miami Speedway. About 1,000 people, mostly military members and their families, attended Sunday’s NASCAR race.It was the first time NASCAR raced in front of fans since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports worldwide.Bubba Wallace wore a mask in the colors of the American flag as he stood for the national anthem. Wallace is the only full-time black driver in the Cup Series and had input in NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its events.New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was there to support Wallace. — Louisiana Tech officials say a football player has tested positive for COVID-19 and that he and some of his teammates have been instructed to self-quarantine for two weeks. School officials say contact tracing helped officials identify additional football players who could have been exposed. Louisiana Tech has not released the names of the players being required to quarantine and has not specified how many players were identified for possible exposure. The Bulldogs reported to campus in Ruston, Louisiana, on June 1 for physicals and medical testing. They began on-field conditioning during the past week and are scheduled to begin weight training this week.— An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The teams say the staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well. The team says all other staff members or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL’s testing protocol have tested negative as teams prepare to start voluntary small-group workouts on Monday. NHL mandatory training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement to returning to play later this summer.— The Spanish league says it will file criminal charges against a fan who ran onto the field during Barcelona’s match at Mallorca. Saturday’s match was played without fans but the youngster wearing an Argentina soccer jersey made it past security and took a photo of himself in front of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba. The league said the fan, who was not wearing a mask or gloves when he entered the field early in the second half, disobeyed orders from security personnel and broke health safety laws in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.AMERICA PROTESTS-NHLWhite NHL players find their voice on racism
Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team Captain, Olumide Oyedeji, has pulled out of the 2016 Olympic Games less than three weeks to the commencement of the global event scheduled to hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Oyedeji who made his national team debut for Nigeria during the World University Games in Italy in 1997 and was also part of the team to the African Championship in Senegal same year decided to pull out due to personal reasons. According to D’Tigers’ most capped player, there are more pressing issues from the family that he has to attend to which will not make him to be available with the team at the early stages of the Olympics hence the decision to withdraw so that the team will not be affected.However, the former NBA star will be in Rio as soon as he is through with his family, in the capacity of the International Olympics Committee Career Programme.Oyedeji who was part of the team’s pre-Olympics tournament in China wished the team a successful participation in the competition while urging the players to make Nigeria proud in Rio.Oyedeji, who featured at the London Olympics four years ago, was instrumental to Nigeria securing the Rio Olympics ticket at the Afrobasket Championship D’Tigers won last year.However, there are speculations that Oyedeji’s name was not on the list of first 12 players sent to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).The former NBA player’s name was reportedly placed in the reserves list with one other player, meaning he is not considered good enough for the team except if injury occurs to one of the 12 players already registered for the Games.Meanwhile, D’Tigers who defeated Argentina in a build-up game on Monday will play against same Argentina, Croatia, Spain, Lithuania and host Brazil in the group stage of Rio2016.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The move comes just days after they told England and Scotland they could not wear poppies on their jerseys when they meet on Armstice Day.World football’s governing body prohibits political, religious or commercial messages on shirts.
Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh has made four changes to his starting line-up to face Spain in tonight’s must-win Group A clash.The former Rwanda national team coach has handed starting roles to Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Baba Abdul Rahman who was with the senior national team for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.This means Ebenezer Ofori and striker Ebenezer Assifuah have lost their places in the team which lost 3-1 to France last Friday.Midfielders Siedu Salifu and Clifford Aboagye have replaced Moses Odjer and Michael Anaba.The Black Satelllites need a win to enhance their chances of progressing to the knock-out stage.Spain are favourites after a resounding 4-1 win against USA in the opener on Friday. Ghana squad: Eric Antwi – Richmond Nketiah, Lawrence Lartey, Joseph Attamah, Baba Rahman – Alfred Duncan, Seidu Salifu, Frank Acheampong, Clifford Aboagye, Francis Narh – Richmond Boakye Yiadom
Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/10/32/cristiano-ronaldo-sir-alex-ferguson_11tf7u6p2luog1eshuof39zate.jpg?t=1971911476&w=500&quality=80 “I left the dressing room and went to the other dressing room with him, along with an interpreter. He showed his interest, we talked, and obviously I was very happy. “Knowing that I was a young man and feeling that everyone wanted me on their team, that for me was an emotional moment.””The Making Of” is a docu-series that focuses on the pivotal moments of Ronaldo’s career. The series also includes documentaries on Neymar and Jose Mourinho. You can watch the full series exclusively on DAZN in both the United States and in Canada. DAZN https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/8c/d7/cristiano-ronaldo-the-making-of_6e90ywwdqutv1njzcbjwbuyrr.jpg?t=1968812428&w=500&quality=80 “To score wasn’t important, honestly. If I had scored, maybe there would have been 100 teams after me. Since I didn’t score, there were only 50 teams! I think the most important thing was to play well and help my team win. Even without a goal the interest was very high.”I have to say, and it’s true, Manchester [United] were already interested in me before the game. The game was like the icing on the cake. I played well, I shone in the game and this aroused even more interest. “After the game I felt I had nothing left to prove to anyone. Every club knew after that game that if they bet on me, they would win.”The Juve forward also revealed how Ferguson spoke to him in the United dressing room after the game and how that helped convince the teenager that a switch to Old Trafford was the right move.”It was just after the game,” he revealed. “I remember that the game was over. There was a Sporting director who called me over and said that Ferguson wanted to talk to me. Cristiano Ronaldo has reflected on the famous match in which he starred for Sporting against Manchester United, with his performance in that game ultimately sealing his move to Old Trafford amid interest from numerous other clubs.The 18-year-old had already generated plenty of interest from across Europe when Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils arrived in Portugal for a pre-season friendly in 2003, but it was in that 3-1 home win that he truly demonstrated his potential. “I was motivated, I was happy and I knew that if I played well it would generate even more interest, not only from Manchester [United], but from other clubs as well because I was being watched. “I felt that many teams came to watch me and of course watch Sporting too. The game went really well for me. “I try to take all big challenges as a big test. Not anymore, but when I was younger, it was always a big challenge. Obviously, with maturity, you’re able to control your emotions but I knew it was an important step in my career. “There were a lot of clubs interested in me at the time. I always had my feet on the ground and I knew that my future would be in football, that I would be a professional footballer and my life would be around football. “I was taking it step by step. This time it was about playing, enjoying the game, playing against Manchester [United], a great team, doing my best, trying to play an excellent game and obviously things went well. “The before and after… I didn’t think about it. I was just thinking about the moment and enjoying the game.”Ronaldo, now with Juventus having won numerous titles with both Real Madrid and Manchester United prior to his switch to Serie A, failed to hit the net against the Red Devils that day in 2003 and he suggested 100 teams would have wanted him had he scored.”Obviously, I think you always change,” he said. “I was more of a dribbler back then, I wasn’t as direct as I am now and in recent years. I was a talented dribbler and I used to like assisting. Obviously with time and experience I’ve changed and, I believe, for the better. And Ronaldo has revealed how nervous he was before the game, knowing that he had to make a big impression as he was aware of the interest that was being shown in him from numerous clubs.”It was the first game in the new Sporting stadium. I remember it perfectly, as if it were today,” Ronaldo told DAZN, in its docu-series “The Making Of.” Watch “The Making Of” docu-series on Ronaldo exclusively on DAZN: Stream in the U.S. | In Canada”I was happy. I was going to play against one of the best teams in the world and the game was spectacular.”I mentioned to my friends at the Sporting academy that I would play against Manchester and that I was a bit nervous. Nervousness is a part of being a football player, in big games. “I’m always nervous because I always want to play well and do the best I can for my team and nervousness always plays a part. But when you’re nervous and focused, things usually work out better.
In 2005, Nadal received the third title of his career in Acapulco. It was the first time that he participated in the Mexican Open after reaching the age of majority. He beat Calatrava, Ventura, Cañas, Puerta and Montañés to raise a particular trophy, the Guaje de Plata, fruit of the Central American nation that turns into a jícara to transport water and has a pear form. The Balearic Islands left the reply (solely the authentic is granted to those that earn it 3 times in a row and Muster and Ferrer have it) in a taxi as a result of of the rush, once they arrive at the airport with the proper time. Unbelievable however true. He received it once more in 2013, though this time he didn’t lose it. And 15 years later, this Saturday, Rafa lifted him for the third time after beating Taylor Fritz in the last: 6-Three and 6-2 in 74 minutes. The world quantity two placed on the typical mariachi hat to have a good time per week to body and with little put on, wherein he didn’t yield a single set in 5 video games and solely misplaced 25 video games. Thus he reached a spherical quantity of titles: 85. And he additionally assured one other season, and they’re already 17 consecutive, with a minimum of one cup to add to their showcases, an absolute document in the Open Period (since 1968). The victory doesn’t assist him to lower distances with the primary, Novak Djokovic, who with his victory in the last of Dubai will increase his benefit by 45 factors (10,200 in opposition to 9,850), but it surely fills him with confidence for what’s coming. The next, the Indian Wells Masters 1,000 (March 12-22). The ultimate began with greater than three quarters of an hour late as a result of of the lengthy period of the girls’s crew (2h: 46), with victory of the British Watson in opposition to the Canadian Fernandez. Nadal and Fritz (22 years and 35th of the rating) had not confronted one another earlier than and went on the monitor with kits of the similar model and the similar colours: white pants and pink shirt, with out sleeves that of the Spanish. SThey tried for 3 video games till Rafa attacked, but it surely was not simple for him to break the greatest punch he had confronted in the event. He had two break balls for 3-1 and so they escaped. The American, considerably whining and talkative, didn’t fear about the companies of his rival. And Nadal, who subtracted nearly from Manacor and put the ball with rather a lot of weight and a gradual tempo to exasperate Fritz, did take the third break alternative to put the 5-Three and then shut with a primary partial spherical wherein he solely misplaced three factors with his serve and made 5 unforced errors (he completed the recreation with eight).With out on the lookout for many winners, Rafa discovered a manner to dominate, with laborious hits and good instructions. ANDThe American survived at the begin of the second race as a result of of his firepower at the service. At the time of receiving, little might be performed earlier than the impeccable efficiency of his opponent. And in the fifth recreation, Nadal put a drive that left him sitting, actually. An ethical blow that facilitated the second break of the Spanish and the sentence of a last closed by him with few troubles and far mastery. Champion.
LONDON (AP) – Louis van Gaal delivered Manchester United’s first trophy since Alex Ferguson retired three years ago with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace after the 135th FA Cup final went to extra time yesterday. With Ferguson watching at Wembley Stadium, Jesse Lingard, an academy graduate thrust into the first team by Van Gaal, completed United’s comeback by volleying in the winner in the 110th minute. United’s record-equalling 12th triumph in world football’s oldest cup competition comes at the end of a lacklustre second season under Van Gaal. The manager’s United future has seemed precarious for more than six months, and failure to qualify for the Champions League has only added to the uncertainty. But United showed the fighting spirit often lacking under Van Gaal to provide a winning end to the campaign. “We’ve had a tough end to the season but I thought we worked very hard today — our determination got us through this so I’m delighted,” United captain Wayne Rooney said. “It’s been a (while). It’s not always great of course. “Winning trophies lifts football clubs and lifts supporters. The fans have had a tough few years. Hopefully they enjoy tonight.” Alan Pardew won’t. The Palace manager produced a giddy jig on the touchline after Jason Puncheon put the London club ahead in the 78th minute, but Juan Mata equalised within three minutes to force extra time. Even being reduced to 10 men, when Chris Smalling was sent off in the 105th, did not dampen United’s resolve. Lingard, who replaced Mata at the end of regular time, produced the winner five minutes later to deny Palace a first major trophy. It is the first time United have won the FA Cup since 2004 — one of 38 major trophies Ferguson won as manager from 1986 to 2013. Ferguson’s immediate successor, David Moyes, was fired after less than a year in charge. Van Gaal has managed to end the club’s rare trophy drought, and the Dutchman has titles in four countries in management. “Not many managers can say that,” the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said.
View comments Globalport just notched its first win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, but skipper Stanley Pringle wants to see more effort from his team in the future games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The Batang Pier took the glow out of Rain or Shine with a 78-70 win Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in a game where defense became the all-encompassing theme.In its first two games, Globalport allowed its opponents to score upwards of 100 points and the 70 points the Elasto Painters scored were a testament to the Batang Pier’s improved defense.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 folkPringle, though, wants his team to rebound the ball more despite having a slight 59-56 edge over Rain or Shine in that statistical department.“It was a good win, but we need to rebound and box out better,” said Pringle, who had 29 points and nine rebounds. “We played okay defense today, we kept them under a hundred points, but the rebounding was terrible. We’ll try to bounce back with our rebounding.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globalport allowed Rain or Shine to gobble 24 offensive rebounds that in turn became 20 second chance points for the Elasto Painters.What the Batang Pier had going for them was Rain or Shine’s paltry 25-of-86 shooting and an even worse 10-of-48 clip from deep.Pringle is hoping the team could build on the victory en route to a winning streak.“We can’t be too happy and celebrate too much,” said Pringle, whose team improved to 1-2. “We got another game coming up and we still need to improve. We’re just going to take it game by game, chop up the film, and see what we can improve on.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Garcia laments miserable offensive night in loss to Globalport