first_imgThe Philippines overcame a tough Romania side, 21-15, but bowed to host France, 11-21, at the start of its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Nantes, France.Seeded 18th, the Filipinos rallied past Romania in the last two minutes with a 9-2 finish behind Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ravena, the two-time UAAP MVP out of Ateneo, put the Philippines on top, 15-13, before pushing the lead to four, 17-13, with 1:06 left.The 6-foot-6 Paras sealed the victory, scoring the last four points of the match, including two free throws with 29 seconds to spare.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundJR Quiñahan and Jeron Teng had their moments early in the game, before Paras and Ravena used their quickness and athleticism to counter Romania’s size advantage.The Filipinos, though, fell short hours later as French big man Charles Bronchard and speedy guard Dominique Gentil powered France to an early edge, 16-8, before Charly Pontens sealed the dominant win. France leads Pool B with a 2-0 record.Paras later earned Player of the Day honors. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NET China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Tennis team makes KL list LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’center_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig inlast_img read more

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