SMB muscles past NLEX

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter some kicking, roughhousing, an alleged racial slur and a lot of things that were truly uncalled for, San Miguel Beer on Friday night did what it was supposed to in the endgame and showed—that despite all the distractions—its focus is fixed on a fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup title.“Our team just refused to lose,” coach Leo Austria said after a really physical 109-98 victory over NLEX that kept the Beermen the only unbeaten team in the season-opening conference at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. “What prevailed tonight was the experience of our players.”ADVERTISEMENT There were some instances when play became dirty—or bordered on it—and second motions were made with the intent to hurt, but the Beermen played through all of that to rally from a nine-point first half deficit and win with plenty to spare.Arwind Santos scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds and June Mar Fajardo finished with 25 and 16 in a double-edged attack that the Road Warriors had no answer to.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 folkSan Miguel rose to 4-0 and dealt the Road Warriors a third straight loss in a 2-3 card.The game was tainted with the ejection of San Miguel’s Chris Ross with 1:46 left and outcome all but decided, as he got into an altercation with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao that resulted in a second technical foul. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Racraquin rolls SBC to 4th victory Austria later said that, according to Ross, his point guard flipped his top after Guiao called him the “N” word.“That’s the word they don’t want to hear, and I can’t blame him,” Austria said.Kiefer Ravena, the NLEX super rookie, felt the brunt of the San Miguel defense, with Von Pessumal flooring him with a cheap shot at one point.Settling into a groove even without its biggest star, GlobalPort dealt Blackwater a 101-76 beating in the earlier game to join a bevy of teams crammed in the middle of the pack.It was the second straight victory for the Batang Pier, who rose to 2-2, managing to claim the scalp of another formidable enemy even with Terrence Romeo still absent.ADVERTISEMENT GlobalPort sent the Elite to their second straight loss in a 2-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada’s Strictly Come Dancing was a huge success and great praise must go to all the dancers who gave a terrific display in the Milford Inn on Friday night. Congratulations to the five couples who went through to the Grand Final in Downings, Margaret Herron & Colin Mc Ateer , Patricia Blaney & Declan Dorrian , Rachel Mc Ateer & Patrick Mc Conigley, Teresa Coll & Daniel Hall and the outright winners on the night Grace Friel & Seamus Mc Elwaine.Thanks to all who helped out on the night , the Milford Inn for all their help and the use of the premises, to MC Martin Friel, Lee Gooch on sound and lighting, Anthony Mc Cahill video and DJ Paul Mc Devitt. Special thanks to Anne Biddie who performed during the interval and Michelle Pearson, dance instructor and choreographer who guided 11 couples to an extraordinary performance on the night.The Grand Final takes place in the Downings Bay Hotel on Friday 12th of August and with very limited tickets available anyone wanting to attend should contact the dancers as soon as possible. Tickets for the final are €10. And a limited number of tickets at €5 are available for the Empire Disco where the performances will be shown on big screens. U8 training goes ahead on Friday evening at 6.30 in Páirc Uí Shiadhial. New players always welcome.Lotto: No jackpot winner this week . numbers drawn were: 2,3,5,6,8 bonus 4. €100 winner was Lauren Mc Bride, Clontallagh, Downings and €50 winner was James Mc Ateer, Ballinacrick. Next draw for jackpot of €2250 takes place in Mc Brides this weekend.Comhghairdeas ó achan duine sa pharóiste d’fhoireann Dhún na nGall a bhain cluiche iontach in éadan Chill Dara i bPáirc an Chrocaigh ar Dé Sathairn seo chaite, le dul fríd chuig cluiche Leath Ceannais na hÉireann. Tá an bród ar ais sa chondae!GAA: GAEIL FHANADA’S GAA NOTES was last modified: August 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAEIL FHANADA GAA NOTESlast_img read more