MOST READ “I couldn’t have asked for more as far as our offense is concerned, especially when it came to the balance on our offense—the way the players moved and shared the basketball,” he said, as his squad moved up to 3-1.Later, Magnolia kept Alaska at bay for a 95-90 victory—its third in four games—as Ian Sangalang scored nine of his total 19 points in the final frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Meralco’s starters all finished in double-digits, with Allen Durham and Baser Amer leading with 27 and 26.Chris Newsome tossed in 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the stand that Black felt was true to his team’s identity. “We just wanted to continue to stay in character and be a good defensive team but at the same time, we know that there are certain teams that you have to score against,” said Black, who pushed the Fuel Masters to a 1-4 rut.Black even went on to suggest that they could’ve been unbeaten had they figured out a way to neutralize the deep shooting of NLEX, dealer of Meralco’s lone loss thus far.The Road Warriors, for their part, also made a good account of themselves following a cardiac 113-111 overtime victory over Barangay Ginebra in Dubai early Saturday morning.“From the first half, I think we were behind by 28 points. Then losing our import before overtime? It’s one of those games you’ll remember for a long time,” coach Yeng Guiao said.Kiefer Ravena turned in an equally unforgettable performance, finishing with 13 points and 17 assists against just one turnover.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Getting their groove going early on, Meralco hammered out a 111-94 decision over Phoenix Pulse in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts put on the heat halfway through the opening period, dealing damage from inside and out en route to an impressive victory, that elated coach Norman Black.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MPBL can take over erring franchises, says commish SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’
Scotland have been knocked out of the Rugby World Cup after losing their Pool A decider 28-21 to hosts Japan.The match was given the go ahead after being under threat of cancellation when Typhoon Hagibis swept through Yokohama. After being given the green light, Scotland’s players knew they needed a strong performance to reach the quarter-finals.Finn Russell gave his side a dream start with an early try but the hosts hit back with Kotaro Matsushima, Keita Inagaki and Kenki Fukuoka all scoring tries to build a formidable 21-7 half-time lead.After the restart Fukuako ran in again to extent Japan’s lead and put them closer to the knockout stages. Scotland responded again with props WP Nel and Zander Fagerson both scoring to narrow the gap to 28-21.Scotland needed two tries to stay in the competition but Japan saw out the time and march on to face South Africa as Gregor Townsend and his players fly home.Watch all the action from Rugby World Cup 2019 on the STV Player including live games, catch-up, highlights, full fixtures and behind the scenes extras.