PH cruises to 2nd straight victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Calvin Abueva scored 16 points, with Andray Blatche and Allein Maliksi adding 14 each.Reyes’ only frustration was that the Filipinos allowed the Singaporeans to hit three-point conversions.“That’s a no-no,” he said. “Imagine if we were playing Japan or South Korea. We need to address that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle LATEST STORIES And he was kind enough to explain.“We wanted to beat our hustle numbers from the last game,” Reyes said after the Filipinos steamrolled their way past Singapore, 113-66, for the second of six wins they need to progress to the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying. “We did that in the first half, but we had a very poor second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThere’s no doubt that no team in this tournament would be able to even threaten the Filipinos, and Reyes is using this to find out if his players would be working harder than what is necessary to win these one-sided games.“I understand the point of view of the players that it’s hard to play with sustained effort in games like this,” Reyes said. “That’s why I want to see them come up with the hustle points, points that don’t reflect in the stats sheets but points that will make us win tougher matches.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thai survives poor finish, bags crown With the results of Gilas Pilipinas’ games in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship more or less a foregone conclusion, coach Chot Reyes is keeping a different kind of score.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Reyes was referring to effort—the one that gives Gilas extra possessions when they dive for loose balls, deflect passes or tap at rebounds they cannot pluck down, etc.“That’s an important aspect of the game as far as we are concerned,” he went on before heading to the parking lot while allowing fans to take selfies with him. “Tonight I think we did pretty well in that department. Yes, I’m satisfied.”The Filipinos gave up just 40 points in blowing Burma (Myanmar) off the Big Dome floor by 107 points on Friday night. The Singaporeans, though, reached that mark with still 6:21 left in the third period when Leon Kwek Wei Ming split his charities off June Mar Fajardo for 73-40.Next up for the Filipinos is Malaysia, a side that Reyes admires because of the way it plays defense, which he describes as “spunky and tough.”“We have to be prepared for their style of defending,” Reyes said of their 7 p.m. match Sunday also at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

first_imgWATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Spectators are tended to after a lightning strike on the course left several injured during a weather delay in the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek shelter. The strike hit the top of the tree just off the 16th tee and shattered the bark all the way to the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender LATEST STORIES BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Djokovic not worried about blisters with the US Open afoot Brad Uhl of Atlanta was crammed under a hospitality tent to the right of the 16th hole that was open to the public.“There was just a big explosion and then an aftershock so strong you could feel the wind from it,” Uhl said after the last of the ambulances pulled out of the golf course. “It was just a flash out of the corner of the eye. It was raining and everyone was huddled near the tree.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUhl said the people on the ground were moving around before the ambulances arrived.Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III said five men and one female juvenile had sought shelter beneath the tree that was struck by lightning. He said they were taken to hospitals for further treatment, all of them alert, conscious and breathing. MOST READ Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery The PGA Tour canceled the rest of golf Saturday, with the round to resume at 8 a.m. Sunday, followed by the final round.Russell said signs were posted on scoreboards of severe weather approaching.“When we suspend play, we encourage everybody to leave and take shelter anywhere they can,” Russell said. “We opened up hospitality areas that are grounded, a lot of other places like that. You’ve got a lot of people, and you have to do that quickly, and sometimes people don’t take shelter.”The starting times for the third round were moved back by more than two hours to end at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports. Russell said they were aware of a forecast for storms, but he described them as “pop-up thunderstorms.”“We have a meteorologist on site. We can monitor that,” he said. “And a lot of times, we get lucky and we don’t get hit with thunderstorms, especially when it’s a situation when they’re pop-ups like that.”Last week at the BMW Championship in the Chicago suburbs, Phil Mickelson was delayed getting to the golf course when lightning struck the top of his hotel, causing a precautionary evacuation.PGA Tour-sanctioned events have not had a death from lightning since the summer of 1991. One man was killed and five were injured from lightning at the U.S. Open at Hazeltine outside Minneapolis. Two months later, a man was struck and killed by lightning walking to his car during a storm delay at the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick in Indiana.Retief Goosen was struck by lightning as a teenager in South Africa. He survived and went on to win two U.S. Opens, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in June. Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Ambulances streamed into the private club about 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta, where 30 players are competing for the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. The players already had been taken into the clubhouse before lightning hit, and before long East Lake was hit with a ground-shaking clap of thunder.Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and competitions, said there were dual lightning strikes to the maintenance area and the tree on the 16th hole.Justin Thomas, who had a one-shot lead through five holes when play was halted, said players were eating in the clubhouse when “it felt like the entire clubhouse shook” from the thunder clap.“The first I heard anything was from one of my friends who came out to watch,” Thomas said. “He said, ‘Dude, I think someone got struck by lightning right next to us.’ And then word started spreading.”Thomas said he had left tickets for another friend who was on the opposite side of where the tree was hit.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! 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