Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDays before the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Paul Lee had questions about Magnolia’s ability to topple the mighty San Miguel.But after the Hotshots’ amazing comeback from 20-points down and pull off the 105-103 Game 1 win on Friday, that doubts are slowly fading away.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The fact still isn’t lost on Lee that though the Hotshots took Game 1, they are still the underdogs in this series and they need to be in a position to compete every game.“We know that we’re the underdogs, so we just play through it,” he said. “We just need to give ourselves a chance to win. We tried to do this in this game, and in the end, we got the breaks. That’s huge for us moving forward.”Game 2 of the Magnolia-San Miguel series continues on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “It’s a big confidence boost that we won against them,” said Lee, who poured four points, eight rebounds, five assists in the victory.The Star guard, though, said that Magnolia shouldn’t feel complacent despite proving that it can win against the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“You can’t feel complacent against San Miguel. Whatever you say, they’re three-peat champions in the all-Filipino Cup and they know how to bounce back,” said Lee, who is well aware of San Miguel’s capability to crawl from big deficits.“They have proven that they can fight back from a 0-3 deficit. What more for just a 1-0 lead? So we just have to keep on pounding every game. If there’s a chance, why not?,” he said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Turnover-prone Fajardo takes blame for SMB’s Game 1 loss
As the Green Machine prepare to depart Guyana for the Americas Rugby Challenge Series 2018, the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has revealed a 26-member contingent that will represent the nation in Colombia.“Green Machine” members during a practice session at the Parade GroundThe competition, which will pit Guyana against the likes of Mexico, Paraguay and Colombia, is expected to get underway on August 26 with Guyana’s first match-up against the powerhouse hosts.Noting that the players have worked tirelessly during the selection process, Manager Earle Edghill said they have selected the best team possible.“We had over 40 young men who were working hard to be selected. The team was shortlisted four or five times trying to get the best persons to get the job done. In the end, we decided to go with 26 players who we feel have what it takes to bring home the gold,” Edghill disclosed.Highlighting the fact that much of the practice was hindered by inclement weather, Coach Grant Stuarte noted that nonetheless the team have been able to get some key practice sessions done.“In terms of team preparation, it was very tough in the early stages due to the fact that we didn’t have proper playing field due to the rain and the weather pattern that kept coming and going. But to the latter end, we were able to move around and get some reasonable playing grounds to exercise our practices,” he said.The Coach went on to state that with only a few days remaining before the departure from Guyana, the team would be looking to iron out their plays and the executives would be looking to identify the final team. Other than that, the team are said to be in great shape with all the prospective players in great playing condition.The Green Machine are expected to depart Guyana on August 22 for their international engagement. Guyana will be going into the competition with a lot of optimism, having beaten the best team Columbia at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games 14-12.Each team will play three games in the round-robin segment on Sunday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 29, with the final round set for Saturday, September 1. The winner will be the team with the most tournament points.