Parting gift

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Ryan Reyes hit all of his 18 points from the three-point range, and Terrence Romeo and Jayson Castro drove the lanes with impunity as the Texters broke away in the second half to improve to 4-1 and reclaim a piece of the early lead with idle Rain or Shine.It was exactly the kind of performance TNT management asked from its locals before the game, when they decided to send home the ineffective Jeremy Tyler and took a chance playing the Elite without an import.“It was nice that the locals were really up to the challenge,” said coach Nash Racela, who thanked board member Ricky Vargas for a pep talk he gave the team before tip-off.“He basically told them (TNT locals) that ‘all of you are imports,’” Racela quoted Vargas. “And everyone was ready to contribute.”Man-mountain Josh Smith agreed to another tour of duty with the Texters and will be available when TNT returns to action after the All-Star break on June 1 against Columbian.ADVERTISEMENT Playing his last game here before flying to China for a more lucrative deal, Macklin helped Magnolia hammer out a dramatic 81-79 victory over Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night.Macklin’s two free throws with three seconds remaining provided the marginal points that gave the Hotshots the thrilling victory, which stole the spotlight from a huge TNT KaTropa victory earlier in the day.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 crownMacklin also chipped in 21 points and 15 rebounds as Meralco missed a chance to send the game into overtime when Chris Newsome flubbed a perfectly-designed play when he missed what looked like a gimme alley-oop.An all-Filipino TNT KaTropa dismantled Blackwater after getting seven players in double figures for a 120-101 victory in the first game of the doubleheader at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The loss was the sixth straight for the Elite, who dropped their first three games under original coach Leo Isaac.Bong Ramos has so far failed to get anything going for Blackwater despite his celebrated appointment, with import Jarrid Famous good for only 11 points. Center Poy Erram led the Elite with 16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Vernon Macklin is the one who’s leaving. But he’s the one handing out the going-away present.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments No stone unturned In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img

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