first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “It’s going to be a tall order because we’re going up against a team that swept the second round. But we’ll see,” he added. “The staff will prepare tonight. It’s a tough match-up. We’ll see.”The Tamaraws and the Eagles tangle on Nov. 24.It was a matchup that hung in the balance in the stretch as La Salle looked poised to forge a semifinal duel that would have sent cash registers ringing.The Green Archers, leaning on Aljun Melecio and Santi Santillan, pushed the Tamaraws to a 64-68 corner. Melecio later buried audacious, off-balanced scoop to keep that four-point buffer for La Salle.But Tuffin’s jumper cut the deficit to 68-70 and a La Salle miss gave FEU roughly 20 seconds—without a timeout—to craft a final play on the fly, resulting in Tolentino’s three.“It was all them,” Racela said. “Those shots didn’t come off timeouts.”Still, Santillan had a chance to steal the game on a perfect play off a La Salle timeout, but flubbed a short stab underneath the basket.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Azkals near semis berth LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’ve been working for this for nine, 10 months. We didn’t want this [year] to go to waste,” added Tuffin, who chimed in with 11 points to go with Tolentino’s 15.And FEU coach Olsen Racela, meanwhile, tempered the celebration with a sobering reality.“[This] is just one phase of our goal. We’re onto the next phase,” said Racela, an Ateneo legend.A familiar foe awaits the Tams in the next phase. FEU pushed Ateneo to within a defensive stop of a huge Final Four upset until a clutch trey by Isaac Go rescued the Blue Eagles.And if the Tamaraws had a hard time then, Racela expects an even more difficult time now.ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern University beat La Salle’s Final Four hopes black and a little shade of blue.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Led by a coach who still proudly traces his roots to Ateneo and on the heroics of a former Katipunan cager, the Tamaraws sealed a semifinal duel with the No. 1 Blue Eagles by ousting the defending champions’ fierce rivals.Arvin Tolentino nailed a three-pointer in the final three seconds to cap a breathless sequence in the stretch and give FEU a 71-70 victory over La Salle Wednesday in the knockout game for the last UAAP men’s basketball Final Four berth at Araneta Coliseum.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 ChrissTolentino, though, passed off credit to his teammates, particularly Kenneth Tuffin, who set up the endgame drama with a bold step-back jumper.“My shot is just as big as Kenneth (Tuffin’s),” said Tolentino who stuck the three-point dagger with 3.1 left. “It’s as big as any basket we made in this game.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img

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