Victolero: Magnolia ‘surrendered’ in endgame vs Phoenix

first_img“Our loss didn’t start there. We were outrebounded and lost the battle with the second chance points,” he said, zooming in on Phoenix’s 25 offensive rebounds that led to 24 second chance points.“It’s all on me,” he said, taking responsibility for the defeat. “We’ll just prepare for our next game and let’s move on. Those things happen. We just need to bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMagnolia coach Chito Victolero rued the endgame blunders that led to the Hotshots’ 87-89 demise at the hands of the Phoenix Fuel Masters that spoiled their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut.“It’s our fault. We controlled the game, but we gave Phoenix a chance to come back,” Victolero said, as the Hotshots lost a 16-point third quarter lead, 62-46.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We controlled the game up to the 46th minute and then, in the two minutes, we surrendered.”Matthew Wright drained the go-ahead triple with 3.2 ticks left to give the Fuel Masters the 88-87 lead before Victolero inadvertently called a timeout he did not have, leading to a technical foul being charged to the Hotshots.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 crown“During the huddle, I know there’s no more timeout but maybe, there was just a miscommunication between me and the committee table. Maybe it’s my mannerism so I think it’s my fault,” he said.More than the gaffes late in the game, Victolero said that the game should serve as a lesson for Magnolia to perform better in the coming games, starting against GlobalPort next Saturday. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Wright channels ‘inner Mamba’ with game-winner LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Leeds United’s executive director denies reports of legal action against Football League

first_img1 Leeds are not taking legal action against the Football League, according to executive director Paul Bell.Reports on Sunday said United were taking action in a bid to dismantle the collective selling of television rights and instead sell their own games.It was also reported that Monday’s clash with Middlesbrough is only going ahead after the League was forced to take out a legal injunction against Leeds to ensure they honoured the fixture.The club, and in particular owner Massimo Cellino, have been at loggerheads with the League and Sky Sports all season as a consequence of the amount of times they have been shown live on the network.The Boro game will be Leeds’ 12th live game of the season – the last time the cameras turned up at Elland Road for a game against Derby on December 29 they were locked out by Cellino.On that occasion he relented just five hours before kick-off and Sunday’s reports suggested a new rift had developed.But in a statement on Sunday night, Bell said: “Last Thursday I attended a meeting organised by the Football League on behalf of all its member clubs.“The meeting was organised, like all previous Football League club meetings, so that clubs could discuss matters together, privately and confidentially.“It is therefore disappointing to read inaccurate press reports this morning quoting ‘sources’ from within the meeting.“Given the nature of the article, I feel that it is important and necessary to set the record straight.“I would like to make it clear that Leeds United is not seeking, or taken legal action, to dismantle the collective selling of TV rights as has been suggested.“The club has, however, made it clear to both Sky and the League that it opposes the degree of control exercised by Sky over the league fixture list, and seeks transparency as to how these rights have been sold.“Today’s article seeks to position Leeds United as a lone, isolated voice. However, this is far from the truth and there is a growing number of clubs who now understand and share our desire for transparency.”Bell’s statement is unlikely to ease fan dissent against Cellino, though.The Italian – currently appealing a League disqualification for tax evasion – activated his legal team last week when unhappy fans paid for an advert to be put up outside Elland Road calling for him to sell the club.A large number of United supporters are unhappy at the 59-year-old’s running of the club and it is understood further demonstrations will take place ahead of and during the Middlesbrough game.Donations from supporters have tallied up at over £4,000, all of which has been spent on funding the latest protests, although Cellino is likely to be in Italy come kick-off.There has been no comment from the Football League. Elland Road Stadium last_img read more

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