Syracuse sizzles offensively in 2nd half after struggling in 1st

first_img Published on February 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ As miserably as Pittsburgh struggled to convert a basket in the first half, it wasn’t much prettier on Syracuse’s end of the court.The inconsistency that has head coach Quentin Hillsman feeling uncomfortable about SU’s chances of making the NCAA tournament allowed the Panthers to stay in the game for far too long.But after halftime, something clicked. Syracuse started hitting its shots.“Our team loves it when our shooters shoot,” sophomore Brittney Sykes said. “That’s what they do, and when they’re making shots it’s even better because now they’re opening the floor.”Syracuse tied a season-low with 26 first-half points and kept Pittsburgh — and its one basket — within 15 points at halftime Sunday. But the Syracuse (20-8, 9-6 Atlantic Coast) offense found a rhythm in the second frame behind Brianna Butler’s 11 points in the frame and sailed to a 67-36 victory over Pittsburgh (11-17, 3-11) on Senior Day in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe win clinched a first-round bye for SU in the ACC tournament, but Hillsman has his doubts about whether the Orange’s season will extend past that tournament. With one regular-season game remaining before the conference tournament, he’ll need his shooters to perform less like the 10th-ranked 3-point shooting team in the ACC and more like the unit that buried Pittsburgh on Sunday.“Shooters have to make shots,” Hillsman said. “And they did. As long as we make seven, eight 3s a game, I think that we’ll be OK.”Aside from a Sykes layup to end the stand-and-clap 1:13 in, the Orange blew layups, mid-range jumpers and 3s for a 1-for-9 record at the 13:53 point. Eleven offensive rebounds in the half offered Syracuse plenty of second chances, but more often than not the tip-ins and putback attempts were awry.Finally, Taylor Ford made a pair of layups within a minute of each other and added a free throw to break the low-scoring tie. La’Shay Taft and Butler drained back-to-back 3s 28 seconds apart for a 10-point lead nine minutes into the game.Briana Day’s two layups four minutes later spread the gap to 19 points, but from there just a Sykes transition layup fell through the hoop out of SU’s next nine shots the rest of the half. The Orange finished the frame converting just 30 percent from the floor and made 2-of-11 from deep for an 18.2-percent clip.“It was kind of one of those sloppy halves where obviously we didn’t shoot the ball very well,” Hillsman said, “and Pittsburgh wasn’t scoring also.”The second half was a different story — for Syracuse, at least. What was a 15-point game soon became a 30-point blowout.Out of the high post, Shakeya Leary hit Butler on the wing for a 3. Freshman Isabella Slim, a shooter Hillsman has maintained confidence in throughout her slumps, canned her first 3-pointer since Jan. 19.When Leary’s aggressive post moves forced the Panthers to offer help inside, the outside opened back up. Crisp ball movement around the perimeter led to senior Rachel Coffey’s 3 to put SU up 30.Butler, an up-and-down shooter SU might live and die by come playoff time, connected on the open looks she had missed prior in the game. A mid-range jumper and her third and fourth 3-pointers of the game wrapped up her game-high, 16-point day.“My teammates have set me up really well to knock down the open shot,” Butler said. “In the first half, I wasn’t shooting in rhythm. Second half, I came out knowing I needed to knock down shots.”Even Sykes, a slasher who attacks the rim much more frequently than she spots up, drained a 3 from the wing in the final minutes. When it was all said and done, Syracuse shot 55.6 percent from the floor and 58 percent from 3 in the second half.That’s the kind of shooting that just might be enough to give SU a shot at the NCAA tournament.“Once we see ‘Shay hitting a couple, Bri hitting a couple, we kind of feel bad for the other team,” Sykes said, “because now they’re on and we just keep giving them the ball knowing that they’re going to knock down shots.” Commentslast_img read more

#Donkomi: Everton ready to offer £60m for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha

first_imgMerseyside club, Everton are readying a bid of up to £60m for Crystal Palace’s wantaway winger Wilfried Zaha.Wilfried Zaha has informed Crystal Palace of his desire to leave the club this summer amid growing interest from Arsenal.Zaha has already been the subject of a bid of £40m from the Gunners this summer.The bid was however rejected by Crystal Palace who value Zaha closer to £80m having sold defender, Aaron Wan Bissaka to Man Utd for about £50m.Everton are believed to be prepared to offer about £60m for Zaha and are also willing to offer a player as part of the deal.Zaha was in Ivory Coast’s squad at the African Cup of Nations where he scored two goals and assisted one more as they made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by Algeria on penalties.Zaha apparently has no issues with the club or manager Roy Hogdson but would like another chance to prove himself at a bigger club.He left Palace for Manchester United in 2013 but returned to Selhurst Park two years later after a disappointing spell.The player believes that he has matured since then and would like to be the main player of another big club.Arsenal are being reported to be his preferred club but the player would take any move to a big club if a move to North London does not materialise.Arsenal are desperate to make a marquee signing this summer to rejuvenate a side that failed to make it into the Champions League and have already reached an agreement in principle with Saint Etienne for defender William Saliba.Everton would also like to secure a star name to bolster a squad that has already acquired the services of Fabian Delph from Man City and would like to challenge for titles and a European place next season.last_img read more

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Conversating’ with our athletes

first_imgCall me a snob – an intellectual snob, if you please- but there’s nothing I enjoy better than hearing a young person, be it student, athlete, or otherwise speaking in what in my day was called “The Queen’s English.” I had the pleasure of speaking in an interview to national 400m champion Javon Francis recently, and while there were phrases in which he used the vernacular, for the most part, he spoke in complete sentences, using the English language. It was evident that this was a young man who wished to represent himself well, and the way to do that, for him, was to speak in standard English. Admittedly there are some things that are just easier to say in patois, and I use it often. However, it is grating to the ears to listen to some of our young students speak, and it is clear that they speak that way, not because they find it easier to express themselves in patois, but because they can do no better. And I’m not talking about speaking with a faux-accent either. Children as young as three and four, at a time when language is just being formed and it is imperative to speak to them in grammatical sentences, churning out words which I don’t even use in my living room. Is it then any wonder that when we hear them as 14, 15, or 16-year-olds doing interviews with the media that they can barely conduct themselves? The formative years when they should have been getting the practice needed by holding developmentally-appropriate conversations with their parents and other caregivers, their speech was being totally neglected. I have had this discussion many times with friends of mine. It’s just not something you would hear from say an American athlete at the same age. I spoke with World Youth 100m and 200m champion, Candace Hill, in Cali, Colombia last year, and although she was only 17, the young lady was able to express herself perfectly. She was leaps and bounds ahead of many of her Jamaican counterparts. I know many of us came from a  generation when “children should be seen and not heard”, and self-expression is a practical skill. It is through the holding of conversations that one learns to converse. Some would say reading is important because it helps also to build a vocabulary, but I’ve heard many an adult use words which it was clear they had only ever encountered on a page.last_img read more

Andre Iguodala talks about his new role with NBPA

first_imgOAKLAND – In light of the uncertainty of Kevin Durant’s future in Golden State and star player movement throughout the NBA, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala says he supports players taking control of their free agency destiny.“It’s really hard to disagree with it,” Iguodala said Wednesday afternoon. “If a guy says ‘this is what I want to do with my career’ then what’s stopping him from doing that. This is the only type of freedom you get.”It’s one of the many questions Iguodala, who recently …last_img read more

Showcasing South African design

first_img17 February 2005The Design Indaba Expo, following on the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, will be a gallery, a marketplace, a school and a theatre of the finest original South African design, covering everything from homeware and jewellery to architecture, fashion, film, multimedia and graphic design.Design Indaba ConferenceThe Design Indaba Conference, running at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 23 to 25 February, is regarded as one of the premier design events in the world.The conference brings some of world’s greatest design minds to Cape Town, exposing delegates to cutting-edge design trends, opinions and techniques, and providing a platform for skills sharing between global players and local creatives. The conference has hosted, among others, Sir Terence Conran, Oliviero Toscani, Vince Frost, Ozwald Boateng, Lucille Tenazas, Peter Saville, Ilse Crawford, Tyler Brule and Karim Rashid.This year’s extensive line-up of speakers include internationally acclaimed designers and creatives Fernando and Humberto Campana, Massimo Morozzi, Alison Jackson, Issay Kitagawa, Li Edelkoort and Daljit Singh, to name a few.Design Indaba 8 will also focus on architecture, fashion and jewellery design with the addition of three specialist indabas running alongside the main conference.Design Indaba ExpoThe Design Indaba Expo follows the conference for the second year, operating under the same ideology – to improve the South African economy through quality design. The expo is both a consumer and business event that will showcase only the very best of South Africa “design for sale” to the local and international market.The expo will be a gallery, a marketplace, a school and a theatre of the finest original SA design, covering everything from homeware and jewellery to architecture, fashion, film, multimedia and graphic design.While the expo will provide designers with the opportunity to market their work, it is not a trade show. Exhibitors are selected by a curator panel which considers only the most distinctive, innovative and internationally competitive work for display.The success of the first event, held a year ago, encouraged the organisers to offer an expanded expo this year.There’s an emphasis on entertainment, with a bigger, more visible fashion area featuring collections from a different designer every half an hour, a film studio showcasing the best of the SA film and TV industry, and the Creatathon, a chance to witness live the creation of an advertising campaign.Among the highlights of the expo will be exhibitions of the top jewellery collections from both the AngloGold Ashanti Riches of Africa design awards and the DTC Shining Light diamond jewellery awards.Many of last year’s exhibitors were taken by surprise by local demand for their work, and this year designers will be encouraged to sell more from their stands. The public will be able to buy jewellery, bags, homeware, linen, craft, fashion, music and much more – all original, uniquely South African, and of international quality.Last year’s expo attracted buyers and media representatives from around the world, including design diva Nicole Farhi, sourcing original work for her chain of exclusive homeware boutiques, French Connection.This year, the international complement will be boosted considerably with the Department of Trade and Industry facilitating the invitation of buyers from cities in Europe, America, the Middle East and the Far East.Among exhibitors confirmed for this year’s expo are: Stoned Cherrie, Sun Goddess, Hip Hop and Craig Native (fashion); Aninka Harms, Beverley Price and Philippa Green (jewellery); Heath Nash, iNini Glass, Bat Shop, Mila Company and Helen Melon (decor); Ob Art Mosaics, Monkeybiz, Designology and Reinette Katzoff (craft); and VISI Magazine, Bell-Roberts, and House and Leisure (publishing).The Design Indaba Expo is open from 25 to 27 February between 10am and 6pm at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Entrance is R30 for adults and R20 for pensioners, students and children.For more information, phone (021) 418-6666, e-mail [email protected], or visit the Design Indaba website.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

SA in extraordinary test win over Aussies

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Together, Amla and Smith had put on a South African record partnership for the second wicket against Australia of 195. Batting again, Australia stumbled out of the gate, losing Watson LBW to Steyn for four, Ricky Ponting LBW to Philander for a duck, Phil Hughes caught by Rudolph off Morkel for nine, and Mike Hussey first ball, caught by Ashwell Prince off Morkel. That meant there was plenty of time for South Africa to take to the crease again. Incredibly, it also meant that both Michael Clarke and South African opener Jacques Rudolph would bat twice on the same day in a test match! “Disgusting,” said Aussie skipper Clarke of his team’s batting effort. Then, South Africa came in to bat. They made a solid enough start, reaching 49 for 1 before one of the most dramatic days ever of test cricket fired into life. With the total on 49, the Proteas lost two star batsmen for ducks, with Jacques Kallis following Hashim Amla back to the hut after facing only four balls. A miserly 96 With victory almost sealed, a four by the captain took the scores level and Smith to 100. A couple of balls later he claimed the single that took the Proteas to a head-shaking eight-wicket victory in one of the most bizarre test matches of all time. It soon became 83 for 9 as Shane Watson tore the home side’s innings apart with his five-for coming in only 21 deliveries. 11 November 2011 It looked like pretty standard fare on the opening day, which ended with the match tilted in the Proteas’ favour, with Australia on 214 for 8. Captain Michael Clarke was still in the middle, unbeaten on 107, but he’d received little support from the rest of the Aussie batsmen. Day two started calmly enough. Clarke, with decent support from Peter Siddle, helped the Australians to a total of 284 before he was the last man out, bowled by Morne Morkel for a splendid 151. Wickets dried up To put it into perspective, ESPN Cricinfo featured a wonderful quote from former Australian captain Mark Taylor, who said: “I thought I’d missed a whole day of my life” after he went to bed with the South African total on 49 for 1 and awoke with Australia on the unbelievable second innings total of 21 for 9. Thanks to number 11, Nathan Lyon, they avoided that ignominious achievement. He top scored with 14 before becoming the last man out, with Peter Siddle undefeated on 12. Australia had fallen for a ridiculous 47 all out. It was the fourth lowest innings total in their history. Suddenly Clarke, whose brilliant 151 had ended not that long ago, after South Africa batted for only 24.3 overs, was out in the middle once more, and Australia’s innings had not yet reached double-digits for overs. Kallis came in with only 15 runs required, but Smith was in sight of only his second century against Australia. The question was whether or not he would make it. He did. Philander matched Watson with a five-for, with the South African’s five victims falling in the space of just 20 balls. Morkel knocked over 3 for 9, and Steyn snared 2 for 23. The lowest ever totalcenter_img Five-for South Africa had lost their last seven wickets for only 23 runs but, somehow, Australia had then lost their first nine sticks for 21. On day three, Amla was put down early by Watson at first slip, again off of the unlucky Harris, but after that the contest reverted to a more familiar test scene, with Smith and Amla settling down and taking charge. DamageAfter a poor start, Morkel finished with figures of 3 for 82, but it was the opening partnership of Dale Steyn and debutant Vernon Philander who did most of the damage. Steyn, the number one ranked bowler in test cricket, lived up to his billing with a haul of 4 for 55, while Philander weighed in with 3 for 63. Three more runs were added, taking Australia’s total to 21 in the 11th over, but three more wickets then fell without a run being added. Harris departed for three, Johnson for three, and Shaun Marsh for a second ball duck, leaving the tourists on 21 for 9 and in danger of “bettering” the lowest ever test total of 26, scored by New Zealand against England in 1955. He didn’t last long and was the fifth man out, trapped in front by Philander, with the Aussie total on 15. Haddin departed for a duck three runs later, caught behind by Mark Boucher after a stunningly loose T20-type swing at a delivery from Philander. Two stars out for ducks Partnership record Last man in Imran Tahir managed to add 13 runs with Dale Steyn before he, too, fell, a victim of Ryan Harris, who finished with the impressive figures of 4 for 33. Watson ended with an even better 5 for 17. Captain Graeme Smith dug in and made it to 37, the innings’ highest score, before he was bowled by Shane Watson for 37, with the total on 73. That made the score 73 for 4. South Africa won an extraordinary test match against Australia inside three days, chasing down a victory target of 236 runs at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday. The contest was turned on its head on a remarkable second day as numerous records were established. South Africa were all out for a miserly 96 and staring down the barrel, facing a seemingly insurmountable first innings deficit of 188 runs, if the weather played along. Cricket, though, is a funny game and that opinion of the state of affairs was quickly changed in remarkable fashion. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves … Suddenly, though, the wickets dried up. Smith and Amla took the Proteas to 81 for 1 by stumps, although Hussey grassed a catch off the last ball of the day, which would have seen Amla out. The pitch seemed to offer a reasonable contest between bat and ball, which left one scratching one’s head, wondering where in the world South Africa’s 96 all out and Australia’s 47 all out had come from. Rudolph, back in the South African test team after a five-year break, made 14 before he was caught by wicketkeeper Haddin off the bowling of Siddle. Three superb centuries were scored in the match, but the man of the match award went to the debutant Vernon Philander, who finished with match figures of 8 for 78, after capturing 3 for 63 and 5 for 15. With both batsmen in the 80s, Amla let loose, smashing a number of boundaries to take him to a century. He went on to 112 before falling to Mitchell Johnson, caught in the gulley by Clarke. His innings had included 21 fours.last_img read more

Minister Jeff Radebe shares details of 30 day payment plan

first_imgSmall business is big business, minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday, 6 September, at an imbizo held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.“A total of 47% of our country’s people are employed by the small business sector. That is 7,3-million people,” said Radebe.As Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, he is tasked with giving life to the vision of the National Development Plan’s (NDP) Vision 2030 which includes the creation of 11-million jobs by 2030. “This cannot be possible if we don’t support the small business sector. The government is aware of this.”A major focus of the imbizo was the challenge small businesses faced when it came to payment for services delivered to government. The minister promised a 30 day payment intervention to fast-track the payment of suppliers. The 30 day payment intervention is created in line with the NDP’s priorities to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality.Radebe said the government is aware of the frustrations entrepreneurs have, especially relating to red-tape and policies. “Small businesses remain vulnerable… We [the government] shall continue to put measures in your sector to thrive.”The 30 day payment-programmePart of the intervention is to roll out supported programmes, said Radebe. “This includes visits and inspections being done [at departments] to address the issues relating to non-payment. “We will assist government departments to put measures in place to make sure payments are done.”A study will be conducted on why payments are not done accordingly. Additionally, Radebe said his department will work together with the Department of Treasury to attend to queries. “There will be a walk-in office at the department of treasury.”He urged the public, especially suppliers, to also play a role and added that corruption,no matter how small, should be reported.Livelihood affectedIn one instance, an entrepreneur [a supplier] from KwaZulu-Natal told Radebe and the panel that he lost his house and cars because of late payments. Another entrepreneur has been waiting for payment for two years.Radebe said it is not right that suppliers are paid long after 30 days, because their livelihoods are affected. “The 30 day payment has to be adhered to. People [in government] need to be charged for financial misconduct if they don’t adhere to the 30 day payment period. Small business [suppliers] should be paid within 14 days.”Radebe said the problem of small business owners receiving late payments is not unique to the government. Private sector is just as guilty.Mzwandile Masina, executive mayor of Ekurhuleni Municipality, appealed to entrepreneurs to make sure that they deliver quality services. “Work with us to provide quality services. If you build a house, do it the best you can. Someone is going to live in that house.”In a speech about his 10 year plan, Masina said one of his plans is to help people in townships to realise their dreams. He said there will also be a policy implemented to encourage people to buy local products or services.Any queries relating to the 30 day intervention can be sent to the email address [email protected] you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Big corn yields and narrow trading ranges

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn harvest this month had many Ohio producers scrambling for completion. The huge amount of corn and soybean acres replanted earlier this spring pushed maturity several weeks behind normal. The time change the first weekend of November brought the stark reality that harvest conditions had dramatically changed. Gone were the long harvest hours seen during the last half of October when the weather provided nearly two weeks of excellent harvest conditions. The 70-degree or higher daily temperatures evaporated along with the many hours of sunny weather. Those days were often replaced with daily highs struggling to reach even 50 degrees. The first 10 days of November brought rain nearly every day to much of Ohio. Those rains were particularly troublesome for those struggling to finish harvesting soybeans.Producers and grain elevators alike have been working diligently to make room for the long harvest period seen in October and November. On farm storage is being used to the maximum as producers scramble to find room for all of the corn flowing out of combines this fall. Rain delays not only yielded time for equipment repairs, but allowed producers the opportunity to put even more corn in places which had not been used with regularity in past years. Producers continue to be flabbergasted with the corn yields this fall. Across Ohio, corn yields are setting new records for numerous producers. The huge amount of replanted acres pushed maturity later than desired. November brought less than desired harvest opportunities as farm dryers struggled to keep up with the huge amount of corn that needed to be dried. The rains of early November even pushed one central Ohio commercial grain facility to switch their dryer to soybeans, away from corn, in order to condition incoming grain to desired levels. That strategy was no doubt seen across the state.The November USDA Supply and Demand Report estimated U.S. corn production at 14.578 billion bushels. The U.S. corn yield was estimated at 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from October. In addition, 2017 marked the second consecutive year of a record U.S. corn yield. Last year the corn yield was 174.6 bushels per acre as it eclipsed the previous record of 171 bushels per acre in 2014. To summarize, corn has seen record setting years in three of the last four years. It certainly brings to light the tremendous genetics now being bred into each bag of seed corn. It also reminds us that corn likes wet, cool conditions, hating drought conditions. Ohio and the Midwest certainly saw those ideal growing conditions this summer.Corn ending stocks were estimated at 2.487 billion bushels, just shy of 2.5 billion bushels. That mark is an overwhelming number, which brings joy to the bears while bringing fear to those holding a huge amount of corn on the farm. Looking further at the November corn table, domestic usage of corn was increased 75 million bushels along with corn exports increasing the same 75 million bushels. Some analysts suggest that Brazil and Ukraine could see less corn production than previously estimated, had them in agreement with USDA that U.S. corn exports could easily be increasing the second half of the September to August marketing year. Others point out that corn used for ethanol could also be increasing in coming months from the current USDA estimate of 5.475 billion bushels.Corn and soybeans for much of October and early November had narrow trading ranges. Soybeans often had a daily range of seven cents or less while corn had a daily range of two cents or less. Overnight trading volumes were often very light for both corn and soybeans. This combination meant that grains were just not attractive for many traders. Option volatility was less than normal, meaning buyers of options had the opportunity to participate in the markets at less cost than seen in recent years. Some are suggesting that the nearby CBOT corn contract could reach $3.30. Soybeans during harvest spent some time above $10 but were unable to sustain those levels. Some speculators were exiting long soybean positions when the November report failed to reduce the U.S. soybean yield.last_img read more

NCAA Finals rematch set as San Beda faces Lyceum for PCCL title

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Quarters: 12-9, 27-20, 37-37, 57-52. Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Red Lions swept the Pirates in the NCAA Season 93 Finals three months ago.Ateneo banked on the leadership of Ravena, who had 11 points and eight rebounds.The Scores:SAN BEDA 57 — Mocon 21, Tankoua 15, Soberano 6, Cabanag 4, Penuela 4, Abuda 3, Doliguez 2, Ejercito 2, Bahio 0, Ndzana 0, Oftana 0, Presbitero 0, Tongco 0.ATENEO 52 — Ravena 11, Verano 8, Maagdenberg 7, Ma. Nieto 7, Asistio 3, Tio 3, White 3, Go 2, Mallillin 2, Mamuyac 2, Mendoza 2, Mi. Nieto 2, Andrade 0.ADVERTISEMENT Marcelino stars as Lyceum advances to PCCL Finals LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mocon led the way with 21 points and four rebounds to make up for the absence of Bolick, who sat out due to minor knee issues.“I really commend my players for stepping up in the absence of Robert,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, who will face the Pirates in the finals. “It’s really a big shoes to fill for us with Robert out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDonald Tankoua scored eight of his 15 markers, including the go-ahead three-point play with 51.0 seconds remaining to give San Beda a 55-52 lead. The Nigerian also got 13 rebounds and a huge block on Thirdy Ravena in the waning seconds.San Beda will renew its rivalry against Lyceum, which knocked off San Sebastian in the other semifinals duel, on Thursday, still at the Arena in San Juan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt will be San Beda and Lyceum for all the marbles once again.Sans Robert Bolick, the Red Lions leaned on Javee Mocon to escape Ateneo, 57-52, and advance to the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoMan City ace Gabriel Jesus: I’m learning a lot from Aguero

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City ace Gabriel Jesus: I’m learning a lot from Agueroby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City ace Gabriel Jesus admits he’s enjoying working alongside Sergio Aguero.The Brazilian’s lack of goals was partly down to limited game-time caused by the impressive form of his fellow South American Aguero.City’s all-time leading goalscorer recently missed three games with a groin injury, but City will expect to benefit from having both forwards healthy and in form.”Sergio is a good guy,” Gabriel said.”I like him. I like his football. He is a legend for City and I’m learning a lot from him.” last_img read more