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first_imgRed Lions, Bolick out to thwart title pretenders Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A combination of speed and acumen with a crossover just as lethal, Pringle dazzled at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night to energize GlobalPort to a 133-115 win over Columbian in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.With 50.9 seconds remaining and the Batang Pier already rejoicing, Pringle looked over his shoulder and seeing nobody around, slammed it home with a one-hander that punctuated a career-high 50 points.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 crownThe 6-foot-1 guard then bounced off the court on his way to the bench, exchanging high fives with his teammates following a feat no other local player has done the last 14 seasons.“My three-point shots were off, but I finally made them tonight and that simply opened things up for me,” said Pringle after drilling nine threes and making 18 of 30 shots from the field in almost 41 minutes. “Tonight was Stanley’s show,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio. “It was all about him.”“I played like him in college [at University of Santo Tomas],” added Jarencio, eliciting cheers from sportswriters during the post-game interview.More than his personal accomplishment, Pringle led the Batang Pier in bouncing back from a humiliating 135-108 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Wednesday and posting their fifth triumph in 10 games.But the Batang Pier are not out of the woods yet. They will earn a trouble-free entry to the quarterfinals only when they hurdle the Barangay Ginebra Kings on July 6.The Dyip ended their campaign with a 4-7 mark.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Later, TNT KaTropa ended a two-game slide and sister team Meralco’s four-game winning streak after a 91-85 win.The KaTropa thus tied the Bolts for third place at 7-3, just half a game behind the idle Alaska Aces (7-2).Another win over Rain or Shine on July 7, the last playing day of the elimination round, will give TNT a shot at a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.The PBA will take a break from June 25 to July 3 in support of Gilas Pilipinas’ bid to make it back to the Fiba World Cup.The Philippines will play Chinese-Taipei in Taiwan on June 29 and will host Australia at Philippine Arena in Boacaue, Bulacan, on July 2, the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.Pringle matched the exploits of Asi Taulava, the last local player who reached the 50-point plateau after scoring 51 points for Talk ‘N Text (now TNT KaTropa) in a 131-105 victory over Purefoods during the 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Stanley Pringle can produce startling results once he goes off the leash.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

Pac-10 may be the best around

first_imgSouthern California’s Tim Floyd said he couldn’t imagine a better seventh-place team in the nation than Washington, prompting Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar to say: “I wouldn’t say I disagree. If they had a tournament for all seventh-place teams, hopefully we would hold our own.” The Pac-10 tournament starts today at the Staples Center. Pac-10 TournamentFirst Round Tonight: Staples Center, 6 p.m. FSN And Ben Howland, coach of top-seeded UCLA, expressed the opinion that six Pac-10 teams are a lock to play in the NCAA tournament, no matter what happens in the conference tournament. That’s usually the mantra of the Big East, Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference about now. “I was in the Big East for four years – that’s a point of reference for me,” Howland said. Six Pac-10 teams have played in the NCAA tournament only once before – in 2002. Five were chosen on four occasions, most recently in 2003. Three played in 2004, and four were picked in each of the past two years. Seven of the league’s 10 teams have at least 18 wins, and those seven went a combined 71-12 against non-conference opponents. “Hopefully we’ll be rewarded for being a very, very tough conference,” Kent said. “We’ve kind of beaten up on each other.” Perhaps that explains why only three teams are ranked among the nation’s top 25 this week – No. 4 UCLA, No. 11 Washington State and No. 16 Oregon. Each of the top seven teams were ranked at one time or another this season. Eighth-seeded California (14-16, 6-12 Pac-10) faces ninth-seeded Oregon State (11-20, 3-15) and seventh-seeded Washington (18-12, 8-10) meets 10th-seeded Arizona State (8-21, 2-16) Wednesday night to begin the tournament. Four games will be played Thursday. The semifinals are Friday night and the finals Saturday. “I feel like we should be in the (NCAA) tournament – win or lose,” said Stanford’s Trent Johnson, whose team appears to be the only one of the top six that could be bypassed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The Pac-10 usually finds itself down the list when conferences are being evaluated at this time of year. Not this season. Lute Olson, completing his 24th year at Arizona, called the Pac-10 the toughest its ever been during a conference call Tuesday. Ernie Kent, finishing his 10th season at Oregon, added: “I think it’s the No. 1 conference in the country. If it’s not No. 1, it’s No. 2.” last_img read more

Huddersfield plot move for Algerian forward

first_img Leeds return to top of the Championship, Brentford smash seven past Luton Leeds go top of the Championship, Cardiff win again and Fulham beat Derby Leeds go top of Championship with win over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Now it has been suggested that his parent club OGC Nice are bracing themselves for summer interest with Benrahma’s current deal set to expire in 12 months’ time.And, according to RMC, Huddersfield Town are tracking the forward, who can play as a central striker or on either wing.It has even been suggested that Championship Brentford are also keeping tabs on his progress in France. BRAGGING RIGHTS REVEALED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Meanwhile, Spanish side Leganes are well aware of his potential and believe he could be available for a reasonably modest fee given his contract situation.He has never quite established himself at Nice and has not managed more than nine Ligue 1 outings in a single season for the club. RESULTS FA Cup third round draw: Ball numbers, date and time and where to watch Latest Huddersfield News RESULTS ROUND UP CROCKED center_img Predicted – How the Championship table will finish in 2019/20 *December update* Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won impact How much every Premier League club paid in wages to injured players last season 1 REVEALED ROUND-UP Huddersfield have been linked with a move for Algerian hotshot Said Benrahma.The 22-year-old impressed on loan at Chateauroux last term, scoring nine goals in 31 appearances in the French second flight. Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues The Nice man has been at Chateauroux historic Bristol City beat Fulham, QPR win for first time since October, Leeds go top last_img read more