NLEX pips Kia for 2-0 start

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kia forced the issue and cut the deficit to five, 98-93, with Markeith Cummings converting on a three-point play with less than 20 seconds left in the game but Kevin Alas iced the game from the free throw line for NLEX’s final two points.“We relaxed too early and our execution was bad in the last quarter,” said Guiao. “We lost focus.’Aaron Fuller led NLEX with 24 points and 19 boards while Kevin Alas and Carlo Lastimosa added 13 points apiece.Cummings had a game-high 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a nice feeling to put together a winning streak, the confidence level is getting better,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. “We were really excited before this game because there is something good that is happening within the team.”“We are getting good and balanced effort from everybody, and aside from the balance we have an import that is giving us the scoring consistently.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Road Warriors, though, didn’t cruise to the victory as their 27-point lead, 78-51, at the start of the third quarter slowly dissipated until the final minute of the game. As, his team struggled to maintain its lead in the final period Guiao was called with two technical fouls in a span of 54 seconds and he walked off the playing floor with 4:19 left in the game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX stopped Kia in its tracks and chalked up its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup, 100-93, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Road Warriors improved to 2-0 while the Picanto fell to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT After hot game, Pessumal guarantees SEAG gold for Gilas in KL LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View commentslast_img read more

Nicolas Otamendi to sign for Man United? Latest reports

first_img1 After seven years of managers neglecting Manchester United’s ailing central midfield, Louis van Gaal has finally addressed the issue with the arrivals of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.However, attentions now turn to the problems in central defence and with overtures for Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels seemingly falling on deaf ears, it looks like Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi is next on the list of targets.The Daily Star reported on July 12 that the Argentine’s agent Eugenio Lopez brought in super-agent Jorge Mendes to help broker a deal to the Premier League with United identified as Otamendi’s favoured destination.As Sergio Ramos was still a very realistic possibility at the time, United were preoccupied and the move cooled.But, with Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez publically stating Ramos was not going anywhere, the Otamendi move looks very much back on and the Independent revealed the defender was willing to go on strike to force the move.They suggested that if Manchester United met Valencia’s £35m asking price then the he could be a posing with a red shirt in front of a black background littered with sponsors’ logos by July 27.But with United bidding less than that for Ramos, it is unlikely the move will be particularly straightforward.However, things have accelerated over the last 24 hours with Spanish newspaper MARCA reporting that Otamendi had been left out of the club’s official kit launch despite being one of the club’s biggest stars, hinting that the 27-year-old was on his way out of the Mestalla.Valencia report back for pre-season training on July 26 and it is understood all parties want an outcome, one way or another, by that date.Van Gaal revealed to MUTV this week that he expected to make more signings this summer and had identified two positions that definitely need strengthening – believed to be central defence and striker.The club are keen to get all their business done early this summer and allow the new recruits to settle so expect further developments on this story to come thick and fast.last_img read more