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January 18, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Dutch hit eight two-point shots against the Filipinos, who also struggled to cope with the physicality of the 3×3 game, committing seven fouls.“Experience-wise, we lack that poise,” said Aquino. “When the opponent’s shots are going in, sometimes, you lose focus. You lose momentum and everything. So I hope we change those things and get back on Monday.”The race for quarterfinal spots in Pool D remained wide open, however, with Spain leading the way with a 2-0 card, while Hungary, Germany and Netherlands are all tied with 1-1 records.The men’s team gets going on Saturday and coach Ronnie Magsanoc has assembled a squad that has quickness, shooting, strength and versatility as it battles the world’s best in the 20-nation tournament.Cleared to play after the swelling on his left knee subsided, Christian Standhardinger leads a squad armed with a fleet-footed guard in Stanley Pringle, an ace sniper in Roger Pogoy and a lanky and athletic big man in Troy Rosario.ADVERTISEMENT National U star Afril Bernardino kept the PH side within striking distance with an array of drives and short jumpers against the 11th seed Germans, before Gemma Miranda put the home team to within a single point, 11-10, with under two minutes remaining.But Miranda’s bank shot turned out to be the final basket for the Filipinos in a wild finish that saw them miss four two-point attempts, three of which came from Janine Pontejos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPontejos, a standout from Centro Escolar University, made six two-pointers in a 21-11 loss to fourth seed The Netherlands in the ladies’ World Cup debut.“Maybe this was first-time jitters for everybody,” said PH coach Patrick Aquino. “Having a tournament like this, sometimes you get jittery, sometimes you can’t do the things you set out to do.” Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:40Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Netherlands’ Jacobine Klerx splits the Filipinos’ triple team. —Sherwin VardeleonBOCAUE, Bulacan—The Philippines flirted with a massive upset, but ended up firing blanks in a frenetic endgame, yielding to Germany, 12-10, Friday night in the women’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup at Philippine Arena here.It was the second straight defeat for the Filipino women in the tournament, putting their hopes of reaching the knockout round in their maiden appearance in the world stage in peril.ADVERTISEMENT Back on top “We’re out here to compete,” said Magsanoc on the eve of their debut against Brazil (3:10 p.m.) and Mongolia (6:40 p.m.) in Pool C.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img



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