19 Jan

Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Giving its shooters a long leash, the Elasto Painters bested the Texters, 106-102, earlier in the day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team PH caps Aimag stint with 2 silvers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Gin Kings debunked that in a big way Wednesday night.Playing strong out of the gates, Ginebra thrashed San Miguel Beer, 104-84, crushing the Beermen’s dreams of scoring another Grand Slam while securing a slot in the Governors Cup semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We kinda hammered it down tonight,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We are great rivals, San Miguel and us.”And as rivals, the Beermen weren’t going to get help from Cone, who has authored two of the five Grand Slam feats in the league—with Alaska in 1996 and San Mig Coffee in 2014. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up There is an age-old, hardly-discussed urban myth going around the PBA that whenever sister teams San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra clash, one would give way to serve the need of the other.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Before a big crowd at Mall of Asia Arena expecting action and drama, Ginebra proved that it would not hold its punches to help San Miguel achieve their own double triple-crown dream.In case anyone forgot, the Kings are the defending champions of the tournament and want to keep their crown.“I’ve said before that you can’t win a championship without facing San Miguel,” said Cone. “And the best way to beat them is when you have a twice to beat advantage.”“You can’t imagine how relieved I am right now,” added the classy, eloquent mentor. “It would be very hard to face San Miguel in a do-or-die playoff.”Ginebra will now await the winner of the Rain or Shine-TNT quarterfinal showdown, which went into sudden death.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

30 Dec

Championship round-up: Brighton remain top despite draw

first_img1 Brighton and Hove Albion remain the early leaders of the Championship, despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers.Although it was a goalless draw, it was still eventful at Molineux with Tomer Hemed missing a first-half penalty for the Seagulls and Wolves seeing Conor Coady dismissed in the second period.This slip allowed Middlesbrough to move second and close the gap on Brighton to three points as they defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 as David Nugent and Daniel Ayala strikes were sandwich by a brilliant Matt Mills effort for the Tricky Trees.Hull City were the team Boro leapfrogged as they could only draw 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers at the KC Stadium.Michael Dawson got their leveller after Charlie Austin had opened the scoring on Humberside.Goals from Nick Blackman and Garath McCleary were enough to give Reading a 2-0 win over Bristol City, with the three points taking them up to sixth spot in the table.Huddersfield grabbed a 4-1 triumph over struggling Bolton Wanderers with Emyr Huws (x2), Mustapha Carayol and Joel Lynch all notching after Liam Feeney had given the Trotters and early lead.Blackburn Rovers also got a much needed win as they beat Charlton 3-0 at Ewood Park, while Brentford claimed a 2-1 victory over Preston North End.Elsewhere, an eventful match at the New York Stadium saw Rotherham beat Cardiff City 2-1.The Welsh side had goalkeeper David Marshall sent off before the two sides traded goals from the penalty spot. And, two minutes into injury time, the game was won by the Millers as Matt Connolly scored an own goal.Leeds United registered three points as they ran out 2-1 winners over Milton Keynes Dons, while Sheffield Wednesday defeated Fulham 3-2 at Hillsborough.last_img read more