Robinson on late foul: Refs make mistakes too

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations almost didn’t become a reality after referee Edmar Avis’ call late in the first overtime.After CJ Perez gave the Pirates a 97-96 lead with a gutsy drive with 3.4 seconds to spare, Robert Bolick desperately tried to fish for foul in the last 1.5 ticks, something that the official numbered 16 willingly gave as he whistled Jaycee Marcelino for a foul.ADVERTISEMENT “Mistakes will always be there. But what I can say is the referees really tried their best. If I will rate it, you already saw it and you can base it on what you saw, I’m happy with the way they called it,” Cristobal said.“I will not entertain that anymore. As far as the referees are concerned, we’ll always go on different ways. They will judge it according to what they saw and they will always call for what is good and right for the game.”Lyceum coach Topex Robinson also didn’t let the errant call affect his team’s psyche late in the game.“I trust coach Bai a lot. They’re also people who make mistakes. I told my players to just keep on playing. They don’t want to be in that situation also, and we honor them also. We know that they’re gonna make mistakes and it’s not a fault of their own. I told them that instead of making the referees as an excuse, we have to find a way. We have to find a way and we have to really, really grind it with them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA Finals trip dream come true for Marcelino twins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ That led to a lot of fans scratching their heads after Lyceum seemed to have lost the shot at history.Fortunately for Pirates, Bolick botched his first attempt and could only muster for a split to tie the game at 97 and send the game to a second overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Pirates would then take the 107-105 win over the Red Lions in double overtime to complete the unprecedented streak.NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal was quick to leap on the defense of the referees, charging the bad and missed calls made to experience. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Thirdy grateful for shot to play for PH with bro Kiefer

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena is making up for lost time as he gets another chance to team up with his brother Kiefer, this time, as part the national team pool.“At least, we’re given another shot to play with each other again,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Heeding Kiefer’s words, Thirdy is well aware that nothing comes easy.“It’s something I should work hard for. It’s also added inspiration, added motivation, to represent the country at the highest level of basketball because not everybody is given this chance,” he said. “I’m lucky and it’s an honor that the coaches and management picked me to be a part of this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Ravenas were side-by-side in training once again on Monday as Reyes combined both squads at the resumption of the national team practices at Meralco Gym.And for Thirdy, he couldn’t be happier to share the court with his older brother. The two last played together in UAAP Season 77 for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.“I missed my last chance in Ateneo,” he said.The 21-year-old forward lost his opportunity to play alongside Kiefer two years ago after being deemed ineligible due to academic deficiencies in UAAP Season 78 which was Kiefer’s final playing year for the Blue Eagles.“I see it more as a bonus for me that I have a teammate who is my brother who can guide me more than what we practice and someone who can give me tips. It’s really a blessing that we’re both part of the pool,” said the UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense READ: Kiefer looks forward to possibility of playing with Thirdy at GilasKiefer is a part of the seniors team which is preparing for the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers which begins against reigning Asian champion Australia on February 22 before hosting Japan back home on February 25.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThirdy, meanwhile, has been included in coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet pool as his prospects for the formation of the Philippine team for the 2023 Fiba World Cup here.READ: Kiefer ‘not surprised’ Thirdy made 23-for-23 list UP’s Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to make most of chance to play for Gilas MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Streaking Gamboa-St. Clare thumps JRU

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Paolo Pontejos led JRU (1-2) with 16 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from threes, while MJ Dela Virgen had 14.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 93 — Jackson 25, Bitoon 18, Pare 17, Dionisio 9, Ambuludto 6, Hallare 6, Rebugio 5, Rubio 4, Acuno 3, Alcober 0, Catura 0, Decano 0, Fontanilla 0, Jumaquio 0.JRU 76 — Pontejos 16, Dela Virgen 14, Apinan 10, Mendoza 10, Esguerra 7, Tayongtong 7, Tobiano 6, Yu 4, Padua 2, Bordon 0, Perez 0, Silvarez 0.Quarters: 16-17, 34-33, 72-54, 93-76.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:13Almost 90 rogue cops dismissed under Gamboa’s watch01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener02:14Carpio 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 Blatche joins Gilas Pilipinas practice Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare used a strong third quarter assault to send Jose Rizal University to its second straight loss, 93-76, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson dazzled his way to 25 points and accounted for 10 of the Coffee Lovers’ 38 third quarter markers to grab the commanding 72-54 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Chris Bitoon added 18 markers, eight coming in that telling third period, on top of four rebounds and three assists, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare wound up with a double-double of 17 points and 12 boards.Collecting back-to-back victories to improve its standing at 2-1, Gamboa-St. Clare coach Jinino Manansala believes that it further helps his side gain respect from its favored foes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We just wanted to give a statement so that we can gain respect from teams in the other leagues,” he said.The Coffee Lovers refused to step on the brakes, running the Heavy Bombers to the ground, 28-7, and capitalized on JRU’s 23 turnovers which they turned to 23 turnover points.last_img read more

Killer form returning

first_imgDesiree Cheng puts some “fangs” in this kill as she rises to score past UP’s Maristela Layug (left) and Rose Cailing. —SHERWIN VARDELEONLa Salle’s killer instinct is slowly getting into deadly sharpness, mercilessly striking down a fumbling University of the Philippines, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19, Wednesday to claim the solo lead in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre.The win was the Lady Spikers’ third straight dominating victory—with top rival Ateneo and heavyweight National University among those strewn in its wake—as they inched closer to the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We still have a lot to fix, and our lapses today we will try to correct in training,” said Pons in Filipino, after helping FEU score its sixth win in nine games.The Tigresses suffered their third straight loss for a 2-7 card.La Salle pounded UP with 15 aces that didn’t only translate into points but also effectively destroyed the scoring platform for the Lady Maroons, who failed to get decent first balls from gunners Diana Carlos and Isa Molde.Still, Carlos was able to collect 16 points, and Molde 10 for UP, which slumped to 3-6.“The coaches told us that here we need to develop the confidence we would need going into the coming game,” said Cheng. “Everything is about how we were motivated by the coaches and teammates and hard work in training.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle’s Desiree Cheng typified that take-no-prisoner assault with 14 points, including four aces.“That (killer instinct) is a big part of the game plan for us. Kelangan namin ng pangil sa palo (we need to have fangs in our spikes),” said Cheng, who also got ample help from Kim Kiana Dy (12 points).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFar Eastern University leaned on Bernadeth Pons to blast University of Santo Tomas in the second match, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23.Pons scored 15 points for the Lady Tamaraws, who hammered out a bounce-back win from a loss to Ateneo to bolster their morale and confidence in time for their looming match against La Salle. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Senate Defenders rule UNTV Cup LATEST STORIEScenter_img The Lady Maroons grabbed a 9-5 lead in the third set but their momentum fizzled out as they fell into a rash of errors, committing a total of 21 (against La Salle’s 17). MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more