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Indiscretions West Indies cricket has always been, or mostly been, controlled by the territories who have the big boys on the team. It has oftentimes been a case where the respective politician moves to the music of the big boys, and it has always been a case where the big boys get away with almost anything, and whatever they want. Remember when a West Indies captain did not take his place in the field one morning during the Test match against England in Antigua, remember the time, late in the evening, when a West Indies captain ran down the pitch and bellowed an appeal for a leg before wicket decision in a Test match against England at Kensington Oval? Remember when Courtney Walsh, captain of Jamaica and the West Indies, refused to spin the toss at Chedwin Park with another territory’s player who was the captain of his team and wanted the captaincy of the West Indies team, and do you remember the final of the regional four-day competition, when a Jamaican player did not play the match between Jamaica and Guyana at Kensington Oval because he played a benefit match in Antigua? Remember also the time when the West Indies team went to South Africa, went back to London, and called the president to a meeting over fees? There were many other times when West Indies cricketers played the wrong stroke without correcting it, and got away with it. There was also the time during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, on a morning flight from Kimberley to Johannesburg, with the Kenya and West Indies teams on board, and a West Indian player opened up, loud and clear for all to hear, against the West Indies manager. It was nasty. I was sitting beside the manager. Respective politician Not expected For years now, some other journalists and I have been talking about grooming potential territorial and West Indies cricketers, talking to them about things they are likely to expect on and off the field, and how to deal with them. From my experience, some West Indies players have always behaved like they are better than the people who pay to watch them play and their attitude has been way below expectations, some West Indies players’ behaviour, their language, in public places like airports, have been embarrassing, their appearance, their dress, in restaurants at home and abroad, have been disgraceful, and their general behaviour, their attitude, towards women, have sometimes been deplorable. West Indies players, some of them, have always behaved like they should dress how they want to dress, speak how they want to speak, go where they want to go, and do whatever they want to do whenever they want to. My experience Gayle’s behaviour on Australian television was outrageous and appalling, but I dare say, not criminal, not by any means whatsoever. It was simply the sort of behaviour not expected from any well-thinking young man, and certainly not one coming from a co-educational school as Gayle does, certainly not one coming from a family, including a mother and a sister, and not coming from a sportsman and from one who has been so good and so great that he has travelled the world, or a great part of it, many, many times. Gayle’s problem, it seems, is that, as a cricketer, he is great, he is famous and popular, he is rich and attractive, and he knows it. More than that, however, he probably feels that he has a right, or the right, because of who he is, to behave like he is better than other ordinary mortals. Probably, when all is said done, Gayle believes, based on my experience with many cricket stars, that cricket is so important to the West Indian people and to the world that, because of their prowess in the game, because of their contribution to victories from time to time, they are not only sports stars of the people, but heroes of the people. Sometimes this leads to obnoxious behaviour by those who are treated in this way because they know no better, or simply because they feel they have a right to act that way. Maybe both reasons apply to Gayle, maybe sports stars move to a different beat. While Gayle is guilty of conduct contrary to good behaviour, however, or to accepted good behaviour, and must pay the price, he is not alone in soiling his name, his family’s name, his school’s name, and his country’s name. Cricket West Indies should share some of the fallout of the Gayle issue. There are two kinds of people in this world: there are those who think of others in whatever they are doing, and there are those who simply do not. Recently, Chris Gayle got himself in hot water way Down Under, in far-away Australia, when, during an interview with a beautiful television reporter, he misread the situation, the time and the place, spoke too openly, too flirtingly, and too invitingly to her, and got scalded for doing so. Almost every woman, every man, and every child took on Gayle for his lack of respect to the woman, a professional woman; and he did so while she was doing her job, and on the air, and in public at that. Gayle’s timing was impeccable, as usual, on that day, and he got what he deserved for his atrocious behaviour. What is a joke to one man is something else to another man. On another day, and in another setting, it may also have been complimentary. On that day, however, it was totally disrespectful, regardless of Gayle’s popularity, or of his own inflated ego, and whether he realised it or not. It was not funny at all. For whatever it was worth, and whether he meant it or not, Gayle apologised for his flirtation with Mel McLaughlin. Following reports of previous transgressions, or like transgressions, however, some people followed up the so-called apology and a fine of US$10,000 with calls for him to be fired from his job as a member of the Melbourne Renegades Big Bash T20 cricket team. As a man, a son of a woman, a brother of sisters, a husband, and a father of daughters, I do not and cannot condone Gayle’s behaviour. I, however, would not go as far as to try and interfere with his employment as Ian Chappell has done, not for this blunder. West Indies Board members and others knew about these and other things that were done by West Indies players, but nothing was ever done or said about them, not to anyone’s knowledge. They happened and they were brushed aside without even a word of caution, or remorse. Gayle’s action was poor, to say the least, but had some attention been paid to similar or other indiscretions in the past, it may not have happened this time around. Ian Chappell, the legendary Ian Chappell, has called for a ban on Gayle, and he may be right in doing so, but he is the last one who should make such a call. Ian Chappell was the Australian captain who hit Guyanese Vic Insanally on the steps of the members pavilion at Bourda one early morning during the Super Test in 1979. Ian Chappell even appeared before the court to answer charges for assault. I was there, and I reported on it. I was one of the few people who saw it.
LONDON (CMC):Jamaica international Garath McCleary has apologised for his red card, which left Reading to defend stoutly in order to come away with a 2-1 victory against Barnsley in the English Championship on Saturday.Playing away at Oakwell, McCleary scored in the ninth minute to hand the visitors the lead, before John Swift doubled the lead in the 27th minute.However, McCleary turned villain when he given marching orders in the 34th minute after reacting to a tackle on Danny Williams by pushing Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane to the ground.”I apologise profusely,” McCleary said via online social networking service, Twitter.”I was defending DW (and) had head loss which played into their hands. The boys done excellent for the remaining 60 mins …”Reading manager, Jaap Stam, was sympathetic to McCleary’s misdemeanour, but said the player needed to better handle such situations.”He was obviously disappointed with what happened. He reacted to the tackle on Danny,” the former Manchester United defender said.”Of course he needs to be more clever in that situation. But I think it’s the reaction of their player as well. It was not like he hit him, he pushed him away.”McCleary had opened the scoring when he tucked home a rebound after his initial penalty shot was saved and then watched as Swift produced a super finish, to put Reading in full control.However, once he was sent off, it left Reading to defending for an hour and the development changed the entire complexion of the game.”Of course when Garath got the red card it was a totally different game,” Stam said. “We had to defend and work very hard for each other and we did that.”Adam Armstrong finally breached the Reading defence nine minutes from time, but Barsley were unable to find the equaliser to claim a share of the points.Barnsley are fourth on 15 points, with Reading one point behind in eighth.
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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 John Paul Bejar of the Philippines competes against Iwan Bidu Sirait of Indonesia in the finals of men’s -55kg kumite in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competition Wednesday at the KLCC Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. Bejar lost to settle for the silver medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLKUALA LUMPUR—An aggressive John Paul Bejar stormed to a 3-1 lead over his Indonesian foe but faded when it mattered to settle for the silver medal Wednesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competitions here.Bejar, who joined the Philippine team in training in Germany, took the action right to Iwan Bidu Sirait, who got the nod of the judges on many close calls to take a 10-4 victory in the -55 kilogram kumite.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite Game 1 beating, CEU Scorpions ‘won’t quit’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ What’s in store for your animal sign this year Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal His silver is the best finish so far in karate, although the Filipinos are confident of grabbing a gold when the competitions end Thursday.Earlier, Mae Soriano snagged a bronze in women’s -55kg kumite. Junna Tsukii also took bronze this time in -50kg in the sport played at KLCC Halls right under the Petronas Twin Towers.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’Bejar’s march to the finals was marred with controversy as the PH team filed a protest over his semifinals loss to a Malaysian.The protest was upheld, allowing the 23-year-old Bejar to fight for the gold medal. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reggie Johnson actually saved the night for the Elasto Painters by splitting his freethrows that pegged the final count.“We got a monster of an import. He gave us confidence and he’s the anchor of our team,’’ said Washington after unbeaten Rain Or Shine took the solo lead after winning three in a row.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 crownNLEX guard Juami Tiongson lost the leather in the dying seconds, blowing the chance of the Road Warriors to reverse the outcome.The Road Warriors lost for the second straight time despite bringing in a new import in Arnett Moultrie. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ LATEST STORIES Rondina proud to represent PH in FIVB Beach Volleyball World tour Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jay Washington sat on the bench for three quarters when coach Caloy Garcia decided to gamble on him.The gambit paid off as Washington made huge shots late in the game to carry Rain Or Shine to a scrambling 98-97 win over NLEX in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
“What he does is as good or better than anybody in the league without a doubt,” coach Mike D’Antoni said.Capela leads the NBA this postseason in blocks (2.8 a game) and offensive rebounds (4.1 per contest). He’s fourth with 12.2 rebounds a game overall and his 14.4 point average in the playoffs ranks third on the Rockets behind James Harden and Chris Paul. This came after a regular season where the fourth-year player posted career highs in virtually every statistical category. He averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in helping the Rockets to 65 wins and their first No. 1 seed in franchise history.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“What he does has been unbelievable,” D’Antoni said. “And he’ll be overlooked. They’ll say he’s a role player and it’s not true.”The Rockets insist that their high-powered, three-point centered offense wouldn’t work the way it does without the 6-foot-10 Capela. His work as the finisher in Houston’s pick and roll has proven valuable in the playoffs so far. His prowess in that area was on full display in Houston’s Game 5 win that eliminated the Timberwolves in the first round. He shot 12 of 14 and finished with a game-high 26 points to help Houston to the 122-104 victory. “Just having fun and also sending a message that it’s still my paint,” Capela said with a laugh.Capela has had at least one block in each of Houston’s playoff games this season and tied a career-best with six in Game 4 against the Jazz. Most impressive about that performance is that five of those blocks came in the last three minutes to help Houston secure the road victory.He said that shot-blocking barrage was the product of his getting upset after receiving a rare technical earlier in the fourth quarter when he got tangled up with Donovan Mitchell and the two did a little jawing at each other.“Whenever I got a little into it with this guy from the other team, it fired me up a little bit and I just decided that they wouldn’t score anymore, not in my paint,” he said. “So this is what happened.”Capela is happy with his improvement this season, but far from satisfied with his play. He knows he’ll have to keep getting better if the Rockets hope to reach the NBA finals.“I’m just trying to be more consistent every game,” he said. “I think during the playoffs I’ve gotten better with my intensity and by doing that I thought that our team got better too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this May 4, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends against Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Salt Lake City. The league is taking notice that Capela is one of the pivotal pieces to Houston’s success as the team prepares for its showdown with Golden State in the Western Conference finals starting Monday. “What he does is as good or better than anybody in the league without a doubt,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)HOUSTON — Houston’s Clint Capela certainly isn’t a household name, and doesn’t get nearly the attention other centers like Ruby Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns receive.But after he outshined those stars the first two rounds of the playoffs, the league is taking notice that Capela is one of the pivotal pieces to Houston’s success as the team prepares for its showdown with Golden State in the Western Conference finals starting Monday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film BanKo stuns Creamline for season opening win Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Harden has often said this season that Capela is the player that makes everything else work for the Rockets, and said Friday that he’s undoubtedly developed into one of the league’s best centers.“For sure,” Harden said. “He’s done it for the last few years and he’s definitely showing it now in the postseason. You’ve got guys that just are comfortable with being in the NBA and you’ve got guys that actually want to have a legacy and Clint’s one of those guys.”To that end Capela is constantly trying to learn and add new wrinkles to his game. He was always picking the brain of eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard when he backed him up in his first two NBA seasons and he’s developed a close relationship with former Rockets star and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. Capela can often be seen working with and talking to Olajuwon at practice and Capela said Olajuwon has been impressed with the 23-year-old’s progress.“He just said I was great and playing with confidence and energy and to keep it up,” Capela said.While the Capela sees Olajuwon as one of his top mentors, he also appreciates a particular skill of another former Rocket. There are times after Capela blocks a shot that he wags one of his long fingers in the air as Dikembe Mutombo often did during his more than decade-long career in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 View comments
‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The reigning league MVP unleashed a career-best 31 points that went with six rebounds, six assists and five steals to help keep the Pirates recover from a poor start and improved to 4-0.Last year’s finalists were down as much as 16 in the first quarter where the Chiefs ran rampant with 33 points but slowly wrested the lead in the ensuing period and never turned back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Arellano is really a dangerous team. We have to respect them. They really played well as a team,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson.Mike Nzeussue added 15 and 11 rebounds for Lyceum, while MJ Ayaay had 13. Jordan Clarkson being tapped for Gilas squad for Asian Games 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’ LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The Chiefs, meanwhile, dropped to 1-1, failing to follow up their opening-game win against Emilio Aguinaldo.Michael Canete finished with 12 points in a losing effort for Arellano. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names CJ Perez carried Lyceum to an 82-65 comeback victory over Arellano in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lyceum’s second loss in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament came in the unlikeliest of ways when a review decided the outcome of its 80-79 loss to Letran Friday.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Robinson added that his team is also okay with what transpired at the end of the game.“Winning is not the end goal, it’s making sure the players will grow and what better way to grow than with this experience. We will be defined by how we’ll finish this season and the season after that and the season after that.” View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ 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 The Pirates could’ve gotten into overtime had Jaycee Marcelino’s late three not been ruled a two-pointer after the referees converged at the end of regulation.Pirates head coach Topex Robinson, though, immediately shrugged off the loss and instead focused on the future of his team, which is already nearing the Final Four bonus.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“At the end of the day, there’s so much basketball to be played and this kind of experience will just keep binding us together as a team,” said Robinson after his team fell to a 12-2 card for the no.2 spot in the standings.“This experience will make us sharper as a team because they know that what doesn’t kill them will make them stronger.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Letran and Lyceum were embroiled in a dramatic fourth quarter that saw the two teams slug it out for almost seven minutes.The scores were knotted up at 75-75 before Bong Quinto went to work scoring five points for the Knights for the 80-77 lead.Marcelino, however, would initially tie it with 40.8 seconds left but the referees downgraded it to a two-pointer after they reviewed the field goal at the end of the game.Robinson said he accepts the decision of the referees to review the shot at the end of the game, despite having several dead ball situations between Marcelino’s shot and the final buzzer.“That was the decision of the referees and they won’t do something they’re not sure of,” said Robinson. “They’re all human, they make mistakes and that makes them human.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Ateneo defense forced a season-high 28 turnovers on La Salle, which made a measly three assists the entire game.The Tigers, on the other hand, finally succeeded in trying to prove it was great at one thing the past five games: Shoot.All those attempts from beyond the arc finally found their mark as UST made 16 triples in an 80-66 conquest of University of the East in the other match.After bricking triple attempts in a three-game slide, the Tigers watched their run-and-gun style bear fruit for their second win in six outings. And all it took, apparently, was a break from basketball.“In the two days before our game I told them that we’re going to have a break and forget about basketball,” said coach Aldin Ayo, who used the birthday celebration of one of the team’s managers, Chuck Dumlao, as an excuse to send the Tigers on a spa and buffet break.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Alaska adds to SMB’s troubles “We just focused on what we had to do and we did it well,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.And what the Eagles do particularly well is play defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLike it did to UST in a 32-point rout earlier in its schedule, Ateneo held La Salle to just 18 made field goals the entire game en route to putting pressure on undefeated leader Adamson (5-1).“We had a strategy on playing defense and that was the big emphasis coming into this game,” added Arespacochaga. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We played well and the kids played relaxed because they weren’t pressured that much,” said Ayo in Filipino.In the first meeting this season of Philippine basketball’s marquee active rivalry, Ateneo weathered a strong start by its foe and outscored La Salle, 16-8, in the second quarter to take a 28-21 lead heading into the break.That seven-point lead eventually ballooned in the third quarter when Tyler Tio scored on a three-pointer with seven seconds left in the period for the Blue Eagles’ 50-33 buffer.Angelo Kouame put up 20 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks for Ateneo while Anton Asistio added 12 points. Thirdy Ravena became Ateneo’s de facto playmaker with nine points and six assists.Aljun Melecio carried La Salle’s offense with 21 points on 5-of-18 shooting. He also had seven rebounds.UST had a 23-17 lead after the first quarter and pounded UE with a 16-6 run to take control of the game.The Growling Tigers led by as many as 21 in the third quarter, 44-23, on Renzo Subido’s three-pointer.The Warriors rallied to within seven but UST countered with an 11-1 run capped by a three from CJ Cansino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe basketball gods were in no mood for surprises Saturday afternoon, as a defensively stingy Ateneo and a relaxed University of Santo Tomas subdued separate foes in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.Unnerved by a solid start from its archrival, Ateneo flashed a mean defensive game to dump La Salle, 71-55, and notch its fifth win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil