Cruz, who got the last laugh after his team won, said what happened was just “tough love” between them, although he was disappointed that they were called with the technical foul.“It was just tough love between the two of us and we’re just very competitive people,” said Cruz in Filipino. “Outside the court we’re really buddies. It’s just disappointing that we were called with the technical foul.”Belo, who got called with his first technical foul, couldn’t help but poke fun at the situation posting on his Facebook account that Cruz should pay for the fine.“First tech ko sa PBA yun Carl Bryan Cruz, bayaran mo yun (That was my first technical in the PBA, pay for it Carl Bryan Cruz),” Belo posted on his Facebook account.ADVERTISEMENT And during the scrum, the two former Tamaraws were both called with technical fouls.After Alaska won the game 88-84, the two knew they would just share a laugh if ever it gets brought up between them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s nothing, that’s just how we express our love for each other, of course we both want to win and I think we got overboard with out aggressiveness,” said Belo in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I just wanted to get the ball and I was surprised that there was a technical foul. There’s nothing personal on that play, we’ll just laugh at it.” Mac Belo goes up for a shot. PBA IMAGESCarl Bryan Cruz and Mac Belo go way back, and even a heated scuffle during the match between Alaska and Blackwater won’t dampen that friendship between the former Far Eastern University teammates.The two got entangled with 5:18 left in the game and Alaska nursing a 74-72 lead, after Belo tried to snatch the ball away from Cruz who rebounded the former’s miss.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Banchero, Aces step up in Abueva’s absence Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments
De Leon wound up with nine points and nine rebounds, while Alfred Batino got 10 markers and six boards in the victory.The Revellers missed the services of lead forward Michael Calisaan, who is nursing a fractured left elbow after their last game against Zark’s Burger-Lyceum last week.“We talked about in practice that anybody can step up for us. Che’Lu isn’t just Michael Calisaan, but it’s the team,” said Tiu.Jackson caught fire late for the Coffee Lovers, unfurling 11 of his 19 points in the final frame, alongside five rebounds and three assists.Dionisio chipped in 14 markers and 12 boards, while Junjie Hallare had 16 points and six rebounds in the defeat for Gamboa-St. Clare (3-3).ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games PBA IMAGESChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian survived a late rally from Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare to take the 79-73 victory and stretch its winning run to four in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.RK Ilagan scattered 17 points, five assists, and three rebounds to lead the Revellers, while Jeepy Faundo added a double-double of 11 markers and 11 boards in the win.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 79 — Ilagan 17, Faundo 11, Batino 10, De Leon 9, Bulanadi 7, Collado 6, Jeruta 5, Siruma 5, Santos 4, Capobres 3, Costelo 2, David 0, Lao 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 73 — Jackson 19, Hallare 16m Dionisio 14, Pare 8, Ambuludto 4, Rubio 4, Bitoon 3, Rebugio 3, Fontanilla 2, Acuno 0, Alcober 0.Quarters: 18-16, 31-31, 55-46, 79-73. MOST READ Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 5 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Thank God, we were able to survive again,” quipped coach Stevenson Tiu as his side rose to 6-3. “These games are crucial if we want to get a good placing in the playoffs.”Che’Lu-San Sebastian built a 11-point lead, 55-44, late in the third quarter and seemed poised to cruise to an easy victory after leading, 71-57 with 3:30 to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Trevis Jackson and Aris Dionisio teamed up for Gamboa-St. Clare’s huge 16-4 blast to get within two, 75-73, in the last 23.4 seconds.Samboy De Leon blew his chances to ice the game after missing a pair of freebies with 17.1 ticks left, but quickly atoned for his miscue as he grabbed the offensive board and canned his foul shots in his second go-round, 77-73, with 15.2 seconds left. Read Next
LATEST STORIES Blackwater, which needs to win this one to stay in the hunt, will continue to miss the services of sophomore Art dela Cruz and rookie Mac Belo.Victories by the Beermen and Gin Kings in their last three games and a win by Star over Alaska next week would put the three teams under the San Miguel umbrella in a logjam at the top, necessitating the quotient system, which the Hotshots would lose.Losses in one game for all three SMC teams would, incidentally, allow the Bolts and the Texters back in the hunt for a top two finish, granting that Meralco and TNT hurdle their respective final assignments.And while the race for top honors has been a frenetic one, staying out of the dreaded seventh and eighth spots has also been heated, with defending champion Rain or Shine clashing with GlobalPort in the 4:15 p.m. contest and seeking a win that would seal a middle-of-the-pack finish.Alaska, which is on a five-game losing streak, is occupying seventh spot right now, but the Aces have two chances to better their position. They could also help determine the top-two chase as they end their elimination round schedule with matches against the Beermen and the Hotshots this Saturday and Wednesday, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lessons learned as Hisamitsu cruises past Rebisco-PSL spikers Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Phoenix Petroleum holds the eighth spot, with the Fuel Masters closing out against rejuvenated NLEX on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ As things stand, Star put a hand on a top two spot Wednesday night after a 108-90 destruction of Meralco, and the only teams that can topple the Hotshots out of that are sister teams San Miguel and Ginebra, which both beat Star in the eliminations.“We have a good shot at it,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said after that win over the Beermen, referring to a top two finish that seemed out of the picture just a few days back, after an unexpected loss to Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We bounced back from that,” he said. “We felt that it was a very winnable game. But the important thing is that we persevered this time [against San Miguel]. We were pretty motivated [to bounce back from that].”Justin Brownlee will be ranged against beefy and agile Greg Smith, but the Kings are listed as the favorites because of a local roster that has been performing so well of late. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Biñan, Laguna—Barangay Ginebra tries to stay in the frenzied race for a top two berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup when, five days removed from bringing down the most feared side of all, the Gin Kings slug it out with sputtering Blackwater at Alonte Sports Center here.Taking the momentum of a 107-99 decision of San Miguel Beer last Sunday, the Gin Kings are the solid picks in their 7 p.m. clash with the Elite as they try to keep two other teams—Meralco and TNT KaTropa—out of the twice-to-beat race.ADVERTISEMENT
Cindy Resultay of Perlas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas needed only the first few minutes of the game to put Myanmar away en route to a 123-33 win in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament Tuesday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos, who raced to a 33-8 lead at the end of the opening period, had six players in double-digit scoring with Clare Castro leading the way.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The 6-foot-4 Castro out of Far Eastern University posted a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds with four blocks to boot.Cindy Resultay and Raiza Palmera-Dy added 16 points each for the Philippines, which got back on track after bowing to Indonesia, 78-68, Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPerlas padded on to its lead as the game progressed as it widened the gap to 50, 64-14, by halftime.The Philippines, which is eyeing its first-ever gold medal in women’s hoops after finishing fourth in the 2015 SEA Games, improved to 2-1. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
View comments Orquina shakes off flu, sizzles en route to Three-Point crown Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said in an email to The Associated Press that she could not speak specifically about LaMelo Ball but that his eligibility could be at risk if he directly profits from shoe sales.“Generally speaking, a college athlete or prospect paid for use of their athletics reputation or ability risks their future eligibility in that sport,” James said. “This includes profiting from the sale of items bearing the young person’s name. NCAA rules, however, do allow prospects to promote commercial products prior to enrollment provided it is not for pay.”LaVar Ball told ESPN on Thursday that his son’s amateur status is not a concern at the moment.“Who cares? If he can’t play, then he can’t play. It doesn’t mean he’ll stop working out and getting better,” he said. “Maybe in two years they’ll change the rule and he’ll be able to the NBA straight out of high school.”LaMelo Ball, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 26.7 points and 10 assists as a sophomore last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LaMelo Ball, who plays for Chino Hills High School, would still be eligible under California Interscholastic Federation rules as long as he’s not wearing his team’s uniform or logo while appearing in any advertisements or promotions for the shoe.The bigger concern is with the NCAA. LaMelo Ball has committed to UCLA, where he would start playing in 2019.Melo Ball 1, youngest in the game.👉🏽 https://t.co/yLY01fNsBB 👈🏽 pic.twitter.com/LsxJgbSEDU— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) August 31, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The MB1, which costs $395, is available for pre-order and will ship in December. In May, Big Baller introduced its first signature shoe for Lonzo Ball, the former UCLA star was drafted second overall by the Lakers. Those go for $495. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Today, LaMelo Ball becomes the 1st high school player ever to have his own signature shoe. The “Melo Ball 1” pic.twitter.com/3EpJuBA1EF— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) August 31, 2017LOS ANGELES — Two of LaVar Ball’s sons now have their own signature shoe. The latest one has led to plenty of questions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBig Baller Brand shoes announced Thursday that it is coming out with a shoe for LaMelo Ball, who is a junior in high school. It is the first signature shoe for a player still in high school.ADVERTISEMENT
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for Subramaniam Badrinath for his superb unbeaten 52 which set up his side’s victory over Central Districts in Champions League Twenty20 match here tonight.”We lost early wickets and that put us under pressure.But Badrinath and Anirudha batted really well. These are the conditions where technique does matter. If those who have good technique perform up the order it is easier for those who have lesser technique to slog later,” Dhoni said.”Badri has a good technique and so good to see him perform,” said Dhoni after CSK’s 57-run win over Central Districts.Dhoni also have words of praise for the bowlers. “All the bowlers bowled well. Balaji bowled well to pick up three wickets. The two spinners were superb as conditions here were not that well assisting them,” he said.”Muttiah Muralitharan is a great bowler and it is great to have him in the team. He just varied his deliveries and the same was in case of R Ashwin also,” he added.He said CSK will have to win two more matches out of remaining three to make sure they qualify for the semifinals.”Well of course it is really good to start such a tournament with a big win. It is important to get momentum when you start off with a win. We want to win all the remaining three matches but at least we have to win two,” he added.Central Districts captain Jamie How rued his side’s batting failure.advertisement”To restrict Chennai to 150, I thought the boys bowled really well. The bowling and fielding were the positives, but we didn’t really turn up with the bat. We will be looking to bounce back against Victoria,” How said.Man of the Match Badrinath, whose counterattacking 52 from 42 balls was mainly responsible for taking CSK to 151 for four after being 48 for three at halfway mark, was happy that he could come out good in difficult condition.”I am really happy with the innings. To be able to see the team through to the end. It wasn’t easy to start off with, but once I got in I made sure I made it count. Totally different conditions to what we get in India, so really happy that I could do well here.
At first glance, you may be forgiven for thinking he is too young to be a shooter. But 18-year-old Asher Noria certainly knows how to handle a shotgun, for he is the world champion and joint world record- holder in junior double trap. Having arrived in the Capital to train with teammate and mentor Ronjan Singh Sodhi ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Noria knows this will be one of the biggest chances he will have at stardom, and is ready for it.”After winning at the Commonwealth Youth Games, it was always a dream to come and shoot in the main competition. I knew I had to shoot very high scores to get here but I managed to win most of the competitions I took part in. It wasn’t easy, but I earned my spot in the team. I’m here to make my country proud again,” Noria told MAIL TODAY after practice at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.The Hyderabad lad credits Sodhi as being one of the major reasons behind his success and, like his senior colleague, believes the mental aspects of the sport are the most important to success.”In a competition, each bird matters because one bird can mean the difference between victory and defeat. I’m working with our coach, Marcello Dradi, on fine-tuning my game and neither he nor I want to make any major changes in the time we have till the competition. A coach always helps you strengthen your mind.In that sense, it is great to have a man who has spent years coaching some of the biggest names in the game,” Noria said.advertisement”In 10 days, nothing can happen – it is what you have been doing for the last few years that will be useful in a competition of this magnitude. I’ve built up this mental strength, built up experience over the last eight years that I’ve been shooting and that’s what will help me.” According to Noria, winning the world championship by equalling the junior world record of 146 was the biggest moment of his life.Understandably, he took a break after the success and is now getting back into the groove.”My scores are picking up again and, in any case, I’ve been in good form this season – what with the world championship and the world record to my name. I just want to give my best and probably better my score here,” he said.This is Noria’s second time at the range since it was reconstructed – the previous occasion being the selection trials last month – and he is happy with the way it has shaped up.”During the camp, first of all, the temperature was 46 degrees Celsius, so it’s much more manageable now.”Secondly, the construction work was in full swing and everything was in shambles. But now it has improved tremendously and everything has been finetuned and polished. I’ve shot on the Delhi range a lot of times but I’m still getting used to it since the reconstruction. Another week of practice and I can safely call it my home range,” he joked.”I’ve been shooting in international competitions for a few years now and have travelled to many ranges and shot in many different conditions, so one learns to get used to the visibility for our outdoor event very quickly. Currently, the light is just perfect, but even if it rains or the sky gets dark, it won’t be too difficult to deal with it.”Noria knows that he is stepping into the giant shoes left behind by Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, but has taught himself to handle the pressure that comes with it.”Pressure’s always there but sometimes it pushes you to do even better. I’m learning to handle it better. When I’m on the station, all that is on my mind is the two birds. Outside the range, yes there is pressure, but once I’m inside, I shut it out,” he said.Noria expects to move into the Games Village with the rest of the shotgun team in a couple of days, but an advance visit to the facility got rid of his apprehensions. “I just felt after seeing the Village that somehow we always manage to do something at the last minute and make things work. I believe while these Games may not be as successful as Games elsewhere, I’m confident we’ll be able to do it and not bring a bad name to ourselves.”