A way out of a tight fix

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 “It’s still a long road, but at least we have a chance,” Black said at the press room of Ynares Center here after their first winning streak of the tournament upped their record to 3-6 (win-loss). They still need to sweep their remaining two games and hope that some of the other teams lose to stay alive.“We still have to win our last two games to get a tie but this will definitely help our confidence,” added Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissInterestingly, the Bolts carved out the win in one of Allen Durham’s low-scoring games as the reigning Best Import scored 20 points but got solid backing with four locals shooting twin digits.Next up for the Bolts will be Rain or Shine, whose playoff chances took a big hit earlier in the night after absorbing a 100-84 loss at the hands of cellar-dwelling Columbian Dyip. Ateneo, Adamson try to create buffer as UAAP’s top four teams collide Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That game is slated Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum even as powerhouses San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa clash in a Petron Saturday Special game at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan, looking for wins that would enhance their chances of gaining a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.Tip-off is at 5 p.m. with the Beermen looking for a second straight win and the Texters trying to climb above .500.The Dyip earned a small measure of pride and dealt Rain or Shine a huge hit in its playoff bid in the PBA Governors’ Cup. At the same time, Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel got the validation he badly needed.“I felt like giving up already,” Cardel said after leading the Dyip to their first win in the season-closing conference. “I already talked to my boss and I told him that if we don’t win [a game], we can shuffle [the coaching personnel].“I was ready to accept that,” he said of his talk with board member Bobby Rosales. “I told him that maybe I’m not ready to coach [in the PBA] yet.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The way he handled the Dyip in a game that was for nothing but respect was remarkable, as Cardel pushed all the right buttons right from the start and in the fourth quarter where they scuttled the Elasto Painters and made the perennial title contenders look like a silly bunch.It was the first win after nine straight losses for the Dyip, who actually scored a season sweep of the Painters by owning wins over Rain or Shine in each of the three conferences of the season. The win also snapped a 25-game losing streak in this conference.“I don’t know why that has happened,” Cardel said of the team’s mastery of the formidable Painters for the season. “Suki lang siguro talaga. Ganun lang siguro.”The loss dropped Rain or Shine to 2-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ANTIPOLO—Holding it together against a league heavyweight for the first time this conference, Meralco kept its playoff bid alive in the PBA Governors’ Cup by clipping Magnolia, 94-88, on Friday with coach Norman Black admitting that his Bolts still have a lot of work to do to get out of the jam they’re in.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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