Home fans spur Bataan to first win

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ex-pros Robby Celiz and Gary David added 11 points apiece for Bataan, which turned a close game into a rout in the fourth quarter after putting the clamps on Batangas’ shooters.“It was a big factor that the crowd was behind us and the guys were really inspired tonight,” said Bataan coach Jojo Lastimosa, whose team closed out the game on an 11-0 run. “Everybody just stepped up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Risers also got solid efforts from former University of Santo Tomas center Jeepy Faundo and Pamboy Raymundo in the second half, even as the Athletics ran out of steam after a strong start.It was the first loss of Batangas in the tournament and just third overall since the Rajah Cup, where the Athletics went 16-2 en route to the crown. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bataan Risers’ Pamboy Raymundo. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueBALANGA CITY, Bataan— Feeding off the energy of a boisterous home crowd, Bataan used a strong finishing kick to stun inaugural champion Batangas City-Tanduay, 81-67, Wednesday night for its first victory in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at Bataan People’s Center.Former Ateneo stalwart Vince Tolentino fired 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on top of five assists as the Risers, who went winless in two home games last season, delivered a memorable home debut to atone for their opening-game setback to Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lions, Tams reach semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Earlier, Navotas hammered out a second straight victory following a 59-55 triumph at the expense of Caloocan Supremos-Longrich.Levi Hernandez and Kyle Neypes combined for 27 points, but it was the Clutch’s airtight defense down the stretch that ensured coach Ritchie Ticzon’s charges stayed unbeaten despite committing 28 turnovers.“We turned the ball over so many times and that is something we need to address,” Ticzon said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

After Liverpool gazumped by China money, Arsene Wenger says Premier League should be worried

first_img1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned the Premier League about the spending power of Chinese football.The past few weeks has seen clubs in the Far East splash the cash on a host of top players.Chelsea midfielder Ramires and Liverpool target Alex Teixeira have joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning for a combined £63miillion, while  Guangzhou Evergrande have snapped up Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez for £31m.And in the wake of that spending Wenger has told Premier League clubs they should be worried about the growing power of Chinese football.“Yes, of course [the Premier League should be worried],” said Wenger.“Because China looks to have the financial power to move a whole league of Europe to China.“We are long enough in this job to know that it’s just a consequence of economic power and they have that.“Will they sustain their desire to do it? Let’s remember, a few years ago, Japan started to do it and slowed down after.“I don’t know how deep the desire in China is, but if there’s a very strong political desire, we should worry.” Arsène Wenger last_img read more

‘We haven’t got many wingers’ – Klopp hints at Liverpool future for Markovic

first_imgJurgen Klopp has hinted that out-of-favour winger Lazar Markovic could still have a future at Liverpool.Markovic is currently on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce after former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers deemed him surplus to requirements at Anfield, although there was no buyout option included in the deal.And Klopp insists he is open to giving the Serbian a chance to prove himself next season.“We have to decide early and at the right moment on transfers,” said Klopp.“But it is about a squad where you can play different systems and react to different situations.“We have enough strikers – five with Roberto [Firmino] – but not too many wingers, just a few young ones with great potential.” 1 Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic last_img read more