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Ginebra sweeps Meralco, advances to PBA semis

first_imgRELATED VIDEO Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Coach of England wins nation’s heart by being a nice guy In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “We were throwing different guys at him, and that’s what you got to do with big guys, you got to wear them down otherwise if they can dominate for 40, 42, 44 minutes you really don’t have a chance.”Ginebra continued its attack into the early part of the fourth and built and 18-point lead, 85-67,  but the Bolts mounted a quick 14-2 run to trim the deficit to six, 87-81, after Chris Newsome hit a three with 4:54 left in the game.LA Tenorio, though, responded with a three just seconds later and then dished to the trailing Justin Brownlee for the one-handed dunk for the 92-81 lead to push the distance again.Brownlee finished the game with 36 points, six rebounds, and nine assists to lead Ginebra, Slaughter had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double  effort while Tenorio had 11 points and five assists.Onuaku led the Bolts with 21 points and 13 rebounds while Newsome and Baser Amer had 17 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Taking advantage of a gassed out Arinze Onuaku, Ginebra showed no remorse and continually attacked Meralco’s defense in the third quarter.The Gin Kings opened up the third period on a 15-5 run that Jeff Chan capped off with a transition layup off of LA Tenorio’s steal for the 71-56 lead at the 6:26 mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Onuaku had 16 points while playing for more than 19 minutes in the first half but that early offense took out much of his energy leaving him a husk of himself in the third quarter.“We just kept trying to rotate different guys on him Joe [Devance] had a fantastic job on him, Greg [Slaughter] did a great job, Japeth [Aguilar], they were all giving him different looks,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra is off to the semifinals after completing a sweep of Meralco with the 104-90 Game 2 win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings will face the winner of the series between Globalport and Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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‘A stupid practical joke!’ De Bruyne’s agent furious following Wolfsburg declaration

first_imgThe agent of Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne has categorically denied suggestions the player has committed his future to Wolfsburg, telling talkSPORT he was the victim of ‘a stupid practical joke’.Social media was awash with reports on Monday evening in which De Bruyne appeared to claim he was staying at the German club.Premier League giants City have chased the Belgian playmaker all summer, after he finished last season with a record number of assists for the German Cup winners and Bundesliga runners-up.Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs recently admitted the club is expecting a ‘crazy’ offer for the 24-year-old, with the Blues reportedly readying a £49million bid which will see the former Chelsea man earn around £230,000 a week.But the ongoing saga took another unexpected turn on Monday, with the German Player of the Year telling press at the Sport Bild award ceremony: “I will stay at Wolfsburg this season.”However, in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, agent Patrick De Koster fumed that his client had been duped into making the statement.“When we came into the awards ceremony there was an agreement that we were not going to talk about the situation before a live audience,” he told talkSPORT“And, I don’t know why, but at a certain moment the moderator asked Kevin, ‘could you affirm that you will play against Bayern in October’? to which Kevin jokingly replied, ‘yeah, yeah’.“At that stage he then told Kevin, ‘repeat after me, I Kevin (I Kevin) declare I will stay (declare I will stay) in Wolfsburg in October (…in Wolfsburg in October).’“So it was a practical joke, but we were not amused with it.“Why? Because a few minutes later the whole internet and social media was full of this declaration, but for sure it wasn’t a declaration. It was just a practical joke, a stupid practical joke!“And Kevin, before a live audience, what can he do? German is not his mother language!”De Koster added that, despite the stunt, the clubs are still locked in talks over the midfielder’s future and a decision is apparently imminent.“We were really furious about it because he [Kevin] has not made his choice,” he added. “I know negotiations between the clubs are still ongoing.“Can we find the solution? We will see in the next few hours or days what is going to happen.“But what happened yesterday evening was not professional.”last_img read more

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