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Kings escape

first_img“That’s what teams coming from championships do,” he said. “They sleepwalk for three-and-a-half quarters and try to win the game down the stretch. After [winning the Governors’ Cup], they feel like they can just show up [on the floor] and win.”“I am very disturbed by that,” he went on after Ginebra trailed more than three-fourths of the way against a Batang Pier crew that was without its leading scorer, Terrence Romeo.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 folkGlobalPort was ahead for the last time at 96-95 after a Stanley Pringle triple heading into the final three minutes before a Japeth Aguilar three-point play touched off a 9-1 closing spurt by the Gin Kings.But Cone wasn’t impressed at all even if Ginebra tied four-peat-seeking San Miguel Beer on top at 2-0 and the Batang Pier slumped to a second straight loss. PHOENIX 102—Wright 19, Chan 18, Jazul 15, Perkins 14, Chua 12, Kramer 10, Revilla 6, Wilson 2, Intal 2, Dehesa 2, Eriobu 2, Alolino 0.NLEX 95—Fonacier 22, Tiongson 12, Miranda 10, Quinahan 10, Al-Hussaini 8, Ravena 8, Taulava 6, Alas 6, Baguio 4, Gotladera 3, Ighalo 3, Buenafe 3.Quarters: 19-25, 54-53, 88-73, 102-95Second GameGINEBRA 104—Aguilar 21, Slaughter 18, Tenorio 17, Mariano 11, Cruz 10, Thompson 9, Ferrer 8, Caguioa 7, Taha 3.GLOBALPORT 97—Anthony 29, Pringle 23, Nabong 12, Sargent 12, Grey 9, Guinto 7, Arana 5, Taha 0, Elorde 0, Flores 0, Gabayni 0.Quarters: 19-23, 46-48, 68-77, 104-97Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alab sustains fiery ABL run MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Earlier, Phoenix Petroleum notched a second straight win but the man responsible for its new look still thinks the Fuel Masters are still far from contending with the elite teams.“It’s too early to tell,” Louie Alas, who assumed head coaching chores this season, said after a 102-95 win over NLEX. “We are still 2 to 3 players away before we can contend with the elite.”Phoenix tied NLEX at 2-1.The scores:First GameADVERTISEMENT Dragged into a seesaw battle by a severely undermanned enemy on Sunday night, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone actually wished he saw a different outcome, which could serve his team better in the longer term.“We were better off losing this game,” Cone said after his Gin Kings rallied in the waning minutes before pulling off a 104-97 decision of GlobalPort at Smart Araneta Coliseum for their second straight PBA Philippine Cup win and a share of the early lead.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Condemned with Drug Addicted Parents

first_imgSavior, a ten-year-old boy who’s been taking care of his younger siblings and himself for the past five years feels he’s now on the verge of depression and wants help.Dressed in an over sized t-shirt stained with specs of blood from a recent circumcision cut, Savior is filthy, unclean and a pitiful sight to see.“Aunty, let whoever wants me take me,” he offered.Saviors mother, who says she has serious problems of her own, including a drug addiction, has asked the media to find an alternative living location for her six children, including Princes who we featured in a recent article ‘Breaking away from a place called home’Savior, who fidgeted near his mother who was too busy to notice because she was cutting marijuana that she had just purchased, described to this paper what his little life has been like.“A lot of people feel sorry for me because of the way my mother takes care of me. Recently she beat me and placed very bad marks all over my body and kept me hungry for a couple of days. On a daily bases I have to go around and beg, some people in our community ban me from their yard because they say I can steal,” He saidWhile describing his surprising life, Savior lifted his shirt to reveal beating marks similar to that of slaves from the 1800’s.“My ma beats me a lot and because of the marks on my skin people say that I look like a criminal,” he shared.Saviors mother, Mommy, says she has her hands filled with so many children and cannot take care of them all. Most recently she had her seventh child, a baby boy.‘Savior is hard head and where I am right now, I’m not able these children. If you can find someone to take him I will be too happy,” she mumbled while inhaling the smoke from her cigaretteMeanwhile, the past history of Savior is a long one. According to the family, five years ago a bishop from the Catholic Church in Taylor Miller compound took Savior in. Because of the Pastor’s sympathy, Savior spent a year in school, had a regular allowance that included food, school supplies, clothing and a place to stay, complimentary of the Pastor and his church.“No child should be condemned to the life of misery because a hopeless drug addict brought it into the world. It’s almost unthinkable that this level of neglect is part of the story of life in pockets of our country these days. These mothers have these children while taking drugs and on drugs,” stated a member of the Catholic Church who asked not to be named.“I helped take care of that boy when he was here with us, very smart child. But, his mother had the problem and that’s why we had to give him back to her just as hastily as we did when we took him in,” they added.Meanwhile, Savior is a smart kid who shows the enthusiasm to learn and have better life. I learned a lot about his dreams during our time together and also saw the hope in his eyes when he described his dream life.“I can imagine myself living in a house that doesn’t have smoke and bad people in it. I can see myself going back to school because I miss it so much. I wish I had someone to love me, that’s all,” he wished.Anyone wishing to help this family should contact our office at 0777472772.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Western Stima promoted back to KPL

first_imgMukisa struck a brilliant free-kick beating the Coast Stima keeper to finally break the defensive block that had been set up by the visitors.With two matches left before the season ends, the powermen have moved to 76 points meaning they have gathered an unassailable lead from second spot.There is now only one automatic promotion slot left for the NSL sides to clash for with KCB and Nairobi Stima the only teams who can take the slot.Ushuru’s 1-1 draw with St. Joseph Youth earlier on Friday afternoon meant the best they can get is the third place position which will require them to take part in a play-off against the 16th placed team from the KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima players line up before their match against Coast Stima at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 28, 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – Western Stima have been promoted back to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) after beating Coast Stima 1-0 in a National Super League match played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Friday evening.Their junior Stima brothers had come in and shown no mercy for their elders pressing and frustrating them, but the home side who have lost only once this season at their backyard ensured they won at the death, Junior Mukisa scoring in the 88th minute.last_img read more

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DEIGNAN FLIES FLAG FOR DONEGAL ON DAY TWO OF GIRO D’ITALIA

first_imgLETTERKENNY cyclist Philip Deignan is flying the flag in more ways than one for his native county this weekend.His Team Sky lies in fifth place heading into Day Two of the Giro d’Italia – just over half a minute behind the leaders.And as leader of his team, no-one could stop him showing off the Donegal colours aboard the team bus! “It’s amazing, I’ve been racing all over the world as a pro, but I never thought I’d be racing a Grand Tour in my home country,” said Philip.“As a team we’ll be aggressive, stage-hunting throughout the three weeks. Me, personally, I’m going to try and win some of the stages later in the race, some of the hillier stages that suit me.“So yes, we’re going to be aggressive throughout the three weeks.”  DEIGNAN FLIES FLAG FOR DONEGAL ON DAY TWO OF GIRO D’ITALIA was last modified: May 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyPhilip Deignanlast_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC LOSE TO ATHLETICO MADRID

first_imgCeltic’s abysmal away record in Europe – one win in 31 games – continued tonight in the Europa League group campaign, going down 2-0 to Athletico Madrid.Falcao took advantage of some terrible marking to head the home side ahead from a third-minute corner.A good sliding challenge from Charlie Mulgrew gave away a corner and the €40m Colombian striker Falcao – the club’s most expensive player ever –  ran between two defenders to powerfully head Diego’s delivery home from 10 yards. Gary Hooper had an early effort blocked and, early in the second half, Ki Sung-yueng’s powerful drive had to be tipped over the bar by Thibaut Courtois.Atletico put the game beyond Celtic when Diego ran on to Arda Turan’s cut-back to shoot home.Turan skipped away from Mark Wilson and got to the bye-line before pulling the ball back for Diego to find the bottom corner of the net with a well-placed first-time strike.Celtic responded with strikes from Joe Ledley and Kayal, both rising too high to trouble Courtois. Former Arsenal man Jose Antonio Reyes almost set up a late goal for the home side after a burst into the penalty box but Forster got a hand to Turan’s shot and Kelvin Wilson was on hand to hack the ball clear as it rolled towards the goal.Despite the result Celtic can take some pride in matching the big-spending Spanish club for long periods.Next stop: Ibrox…Sunday, 12.30pm.Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Miranda, Antonio Lopez, Turan, Mario Suarez, Diego (Tiago 84), Gabi (Adrian 70), Koke (Reyes 56), Falcao. Subs Not Used: Sergio Asenjo, Salvio, Pizzi, Dominguez.Goals: Falcao 3, Diego 68. Booked: Gabi, Mario Suarez. Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson (Matthews 80), Kelvin Wilson, Loovens, Mulgrew, Kayal, Ki, Ledley (Bangura 78), Hooper, Forrest (Commons 83), Samaras. Subs Not Used: Zaluska, George, Filip Twardzik, Wanyama.Booked: Kayal, Loovens.Att: 25,000Ref: Peter Rasmussen (Denmark). THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC LOSE TO ATHLETICO MADRID was last modified: September 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Athletico MadridCelticceltic fclast_img read more

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Justice served

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Some might claim that it’s not fair for a person to face a civil trial after being acquitted of criminal charges. Others think the system allows some measure of justice. Was justice served in these two cases? Probably not, since both men are widely believed to have committed terrible crimes, have been held liable for people’s deaths and are still walking the streets and going about their lives more or less normally while the families of the victims carry the burden of their loss. The broader concern is the appearance that jurors are so moved by celebrity and wealth that they applied a different standard in these cases than they would if the defendants were ordinary people. “Just like O.J.” read the headline of Saturday’s Daily News article about the outcome of the civil lawsuit against actor Robert Blake brought by the family of his slain wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. Indeed, the criminal and civil trials of Blake are eerily similar to those of O.J. Simpson, who was tried a decade earlier on charges of killing his wife Nicole and her acquaintance Ronald Goldman. Both Blake and Simpson were acquitted by juries that found that prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they committed murder. But then other juries operating on the lower standard of proof of civil trials found them responsible for the deaths. In other words, they killed the people they were acquitted of murdering. Both were celebrities with strong legal representation. Both will probably never pay more than a fraction of the multimillions ($30 million in Blake’s case; $33.5 million for Simpson) awarded by a civil jury to pay to the families of the people they weren’t convicted of killing. Why? Because both claim to be broke. last_img read more

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Young South Africans: This is how we do it

first_imgMany young South Africans begin their day answering a simple question. Whether its Twitter’s “What’s happening?” or Facebook’s “What’s on your mind?”, the way they respond can be the beginning of a digital conversation.In celebration of Youth Month, several professionals give insight into how they use social media.Siyabonga Sesant – journalistSesant, currently working as radio journalist at Eyewitness News in Cape Town, has more than a decade of experience in print, television and radio. “It has by no means been an easy journey, and I really had to fight to where I am now.”Siyabonga Sesant says despite the fact that he had to face challenges, his drive has brought success and made it possible to support his family. (Image: Siyabonga Sesant, Twitter)Sesant was raised by his single mother in an impoverished Port Elizabeth community. “I’ve always had the drive to look out for my mother and my family.”He was attracted to journalism because it allowed him to give a voice to people who were not heard. “My focus of late is to tell Eastern Cape stories which I feel have not gotten the national scope they deserve.”And he is making an impact in the media industry and the country. In 2014, Sesant won the regional features category at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award and in 2015 he was the competition’s winner of the regional news category.His work, he believes, has, “made a difference. National government has [now] taken much more of an interest in the Eastern Cape”.Sesant added: “Twitter is great for [spreading the news]. Because for me, as reporter, I tweet on stories like real-time to keep them updated.”Nompumelelo Nobiva – motivational speaker and graduate from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for GirlsNobiva was one of the first young women to graduate from the Oprah Academy in 2012. Nobiva, better known as Mpumi, is currently a Master’s scholarship student in strategic communications at High Point University in the US.On 14 June, Nobiva, who grew up in an impoverished community, told her story at the first United State of Women Summit. Nobiva refers to this White House hosted event as an extraordinary experience. “It’s really cool that a young woman of my age could represent South Africa and to a large extent be the voice of Africa on a huge international platform.” Nompumelelo “Mpumi” Nobiva says hard work and commitment can make your dreams come true, especially if you are humble and you find a way to be of service. “You need to be driven,” she urges. Here she is with Oprah Winfrey. (Image: High Point University, Twitter)Nobiva’s mother died when she was nine-years-old and she was raised by her domestic worker grandmother. She learnt from her grandmother the value of hard work. “My grandmother would wake up at 05:00am, clean three houses – two of which had two storeys – and she would sweep the streets in front of those houses. And she would never give any sort of excuse.”Nobiva uses her life story to inspire young people, especially on social media. “I tweet every day about my life. Firstly it has been a tremendous journey, growing up in poverty and being an Aids orphan. I found a narrative, not to break people nor to discourage them, but to empower people.”She says she also uses social media to share literature, quotes and broadcast the views of people that inspire her. “I share every bit of my experience in the US [on social media] so that young people and people who are struggling, particularly those who are where I was, can know that anything is possible, provided that you work hard and you do the right thing to the best of your abilities.”Sipho Xungu – junior mechanical engineerTwenty-seven-year-old Sipho Xungu works in the material science and manufacturing unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).He says he loves being around young people. “They are the future leaders and engineers of this country. I enjoy sharing information about my career as much as I can. I do not wait for a special event to tell young people about my profession!” Sipho Xungu enjoys sharing information about his career as a mechanical engineer. Here he is with learners at a Career Day held in Pretoria. (Image: Supplied)Xungu says he uses social media not only to socialise, but to exchange information and mentor young people. “I use WhatsApp as a tool to educate and guide individuals especially those who are in high school and tertiary institutions. I also share opportunities that are available on Facebook and WhatsApp.“I have an account on LinkedIn where I can always interact with other professionals in my industry. This helps me deepen my own level of knowledge in my field.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Security Cluster Outraged Over Verulam Mosque Attack

first_imgThe Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) is outraged and concerned over the attack on worshipers at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam in the KwaZulu-Natal Province yesterday.  What is particularly disturbing about this dastardly attack is that is happened at a place of worship that is supposed to be a sanctuary where all people feel safe.The JCPS Cluster sends condolences to the family and friends of Mr Abbas Mohamedelo Essop who passed away as well as wishing a speedy recovery to the two people who were injured in the attack. The Chairperson of the Security Cluster, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula has instructed the National Joint Intelligence and Security Structure (NATJOINTS) to handle the investigation of the attack with the utmost priority. Whilst all information currently at our disposal indicates that this is an isolated incident, the country’s law enforcement agencies are handling it with the seriousness it deserves.“We plead with South Africans to remain calm and allow law enforcement agencies to investigate this crime. They should refrain from spreading unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours that the attacks might spread throughout the country. Such rumours only serve to create unnecessary fear that only plays into the hands of the perpetrators of this cowardly attack,” said Mapisa Nqakula.   The spreading of baseless rumours only serves the agenda of provocateurs who may wish to destabilise the country by creating panic and anxiety among South Africans. “The Security Cluster urges the Verulam community as well as people across South Africa to not let fear overwhelm them. South Africans are a resilient people. While we should exercise vigilance, we should not allow this brutal act to prevent us from resuming our normal daily lives,” said Mapisa Nqakula. The security cluster urges members of the public with information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects to come forward and report to the police.  Enquiries:  Mr Siphiwe DlaminiJCPS Cluster SpokespersonCell: 083 645 4294 Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the JCPS Cluster11 May 2018last_img read more

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Fans ready for cricketing extravaganza

first_imgWith just 16 days to go for the World Cup opening ceremony in Dhaka, the fever is rising fast in India.India will fight it out for the coveted World Cup with 13 other teams.While fans are making sure that they don’t miss out on the tickets for key matches, members of the Indian team are utilising their rare off days to complete shooting for advertisements.Soon the same players will turn serious as they get into a preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and then in Chennai.India begin their campaign against Bangladesh in Dhaka on February 19.For a tournament of this magnitude, a lot of background work is required – from fool-proof security to logistics to ensuring good pitch and ground conditions for a healthy contest between bat and ball. Both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and tournament co-host Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all 49 matches are staged without hassles.India is crazy about cricket and the madness is expected to reach an unprecedented height during the 45-day competition.An Australian team in transition will attempt to register its fourth straight title triumph while the likes of India, England and South Africa will try to stop Ricky Ponting’s side from running away with the trophy on April 2, when the final is played at a completely renovated Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.The World Cup has grown over the years, since the first edition was played in 1975 in England. From eight teams 36 years ago to 14 now, the tournament has expanded in every sense of the term. Besides the honour of becoming the world’s number one team, there’s a lot more at stake. A total prize money of $ 10 million, of which $30,00,000 will go to the winners, would ensure that players give their best performance.advertisementThis is the third occasion that the World Cup is coming to the Indian subcontinent, the earlier occasions being 1987 when it was hosted for the first time outside England – and 1996. This year, south Asia could have made a record with four countries jointly hosting the World Cup, but security concerns meant that Pakistan was chucked out, leaving only India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to stage the tournament at 13 venues.India has eight venues, Sri Lanka three and Bangladesh two. The semi-finals will be played in Colombo and Mohali while the final at a stadium about 16 kilometres from Sachin Tendulkar’s home in Mumbai.Unlike for the 1987 World Cup, when India and Pakistan cricket boards joined hands to successfully win the bid to host the tournament, it was much easy to beat the only contenders, Australia-New Zealand, for the 2011 edition. The south Asian nations won 10- 3 on April 30, 2006, after the ICC relaxed the rules to allow them to submit their main bid after its expiry date. It was not surprising, since an estimated 70- 80 per cent of ICC’s revenue comes from Indian companies or the MNCs based in the country.last_img read more

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Staying perfect

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Phoenix notched its fifth straight win in as many games after holding off stubborn NLEX, 83-82, at Mall of Asia Arena.Matthew Wright provided the cushion for the Fuel Masters, ushering the team to a six-point lead going into the homestretch, 83-77, before Calvin Abueva came up with a game-saving block on NLEX wing Bong Galanza with a second left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I knew going into this game that it will be a tough match because they have four reliable big men,” said Alas. “We’re at the phase that we’re going to begin to face the league’s elite teams,” Alas said. “We’ll begin with Rain or Shine this Sunday. Good thing, they’re going to play back-to-back games. They’re the hottest team after us.”Rain or Shine stayed a game behind Phoenix, after James Yap and Norbert Torres combined for nine of 15 shooting from beyond the arc to rally past NorthPort, 107-100, in the second game. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Calvin Abueva’s crucial block saves Phoenix. PBA IMAGESPhoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas could only chuckle at the piece of trivia presented to him Friday night.“Oh my God,” he said, when told that the last team to start 5-0 in the PBA Philippine Cup went on to win the crown. That team, of course, is reigning champion San Miguel Beer and the Fuel Masters, most especially their coach, are under no impression that they are at that same dominating level.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Loreno makes his mark with 7 gold medals SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES View comments Wright finished the game with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Phoenix. Jason Perkins chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds while Abueva contributed 13 and 11—and a piece of his mind on Phoenix’s hot start.“It’s not about going 5-0,” Abueva said in Filipino. “We’ve only faced teams close to our level. We’ve yet to face San Miguel or teams like Ginebra, Magnolia—the top teams. Those are games we need to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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