Tough love from mom lights fire under Mike DiGregorio

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESPractices haven’t been  fun for Blackwater through the course of its four-game losing slide, admitted Mike DiGregorio.What made things tougher for DiGregorio was the frustrations reaching home, with his mom always at his ears amid their slump.ADVERTISEMENT Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “She’s a big basketball junkie and my harshest critic. She calls me after every game and she really let me have it,” he said.Things didn’t get better after DiGregorio’s two-point outing in the Elite’s 72-78 defeat to Magnolia last Friday, with the matriarch making sure that Mike knows what he did terribly.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“She told me I wasn’t playing aggressive enough and I didn’t look like myself in the last game. She really let me have it. She’s really blunt and straightforward,” he said.Knowing that there’s another tongue-lashing from his along the way if he didn’t get his act straight, DiGregorio made sure to make his momma proud, lighting up for 26 points on a red-hot 5-of-9 shooting from three to anchor Blackwater to a confidence-boosting 106-96 upset win over San Miguel on Friday. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “This one is for her. I appreciate her a lot because I came in today with the right mindset,” he said, thanking his mom for lighting a fire under him.“I really wanted to prove to everybody and remind everybody, more importantly myself of what kind of player I am.”DiGregorio, however, knows better not to be too satisfied with this one-game explosion as he acknowledges the load of work Blackwater needs to make a belated run in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We got to be consistent. It feels good to win, obviously, because we really needed this one. But we really need to have a sense of urgency going to our games against Kia, Phoenix, and NLEX,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Joey Barton ‘nervous’ as he says Liverpool could go ‘really close’ in title race

first_img SORRY Everton fan Joey Barton has admitted it’s ‘nervous times’ for the club’s supporters as he backs Liverpool to go close in the Premier League title race.The Reds have been on a summer spending spree, splurging £175million on four superstars to bolster their squad. gameday cracker BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most Popular Premier League News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 1 Liverpool players celebrate scoring on their pre-season tour of the United States. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update predicted Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT smart causal latest silverware Boss Jurgen Klopp has added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson, and Xherdan Shaqiri to his group, which is already chock full of talent.And Barton, now manager of Fleetwood Town, a life-long Toffees fan believes their Merseyside rivals could be on the cusp of something very special at Anfield.He told talkSPORT: “When we look across Stanley Park, no matter what any of us say, and see the big German [Jurgen Klopp], the style they’re playing, and the way they have invested again – it’s nervous times for Evertonians.“I honestly think they could get really close to their first title in 20-odds years. It will be really close.” ALTERED The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

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