Marcus Rashford: All the talk at Man United

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): The player who is all the talk at Manchester United right now isn’t listed on the 31-man squad on the back of the team’s match-day program. There’s even a section currently up on United’s website, posing the question many are wondering: Who is Marcus Rashford? Well, he is the 18-year-old rookie striker who has saved under-pressure United coach Louis van Gaal from even deeper scrutiny and who could be a potential star of the future at Old Trafford. Playing in his first match for United’s senior team as a late injury replacement, Rashford scored twice against FC Midtjylland to lead United’s recovery in a 5-1 win that qualified the team for the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday. With an injury crisis coursing through Van Gaal’s squad, Rashford is likely to be starting up front against Arsenal in a globally anticipated English Premier League game in front of nearly 80,000 spectators on Sunday. It’s something of a whirlwind for a player who, before Thursday, had never started a game above under-19 level and signed a professional contract at United only in 2014. Now he is the club’s youngest ever scorer in European soccer. Van Gaal is clearly excited about Rashford’s potential, but is being cautious. “It is fantastic (for him), but you have to be consistent and we are looking for consistent strikers,” Van Gaal said after the Midtjylland game, slightly puncturing the jubilant mood. “There are not so many on this earth.” Of course, these are early days for Rashford and there are plenty of examples of where great starts to careers at United didn’t come to fruition. For every Wayne Rooney, who memorably scored a hat-trick in the Champions League on his United debut, there is Federico Macheda — the Italian who scored on his first-team debut in April 2009, but has been on an unsuccessful tour of the English lower leagues ever since. Rashford looks to have the composure and technique to go places, though. Born and raised in Manchester, he comes from the same junior club — Fletcher Moss — that spawned former United players Wes Brown, Danny Welbeck and Ravel Morrison. He has captained United’s Under-19 team and was the top scorer for the Under-18s last season. Against Midtjylland, he liked to get involved in play rather than just prey on the shoulder of the last defender. But his predatory close-range finishes for his second-half double showed a goalscorer’s instinct. “In the first half he ran too much out wide,” Van Gaal said, “and I said he needs to be in front of goal to score.” Rashford is arguably United’s sixth-choice striker — behind Rooney, Anthony Martial, James Wilson, Will Keane and emergency targetman Marouane Fellaini. Those five are either injured or on loan (Wilson) so Rashford is likely to start against Arsenal, a game United needs to win to keep in touch with the top four. “I watched him last night and he was quite impressive,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “I know all of their players — Rashford I didn’t know.” He’ll know more about the kid come Sunday evening.last_img read more

Miller ‘happy’ as effort secures win for Jamaica

first_imgSpinner Nikita Miller has labelled his Man of the Match effort as decent after piloting Jamaica Scorpions to a 30-run win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in WICB First-Class Championship action at Sabina Park on Sunday.Miller claimed an impressive five for 46 for an overall match haul of nine for 113, as the Windwards, set 176 to win, were bowled out for 145.”It was a decent effort,” he said after the pulsating contest, which ended late on the third day and saw the Windwards capitulate from the position of strength at 126 for four.”I was asked to do a job by my skipper, which was to maintain discipline, slow down the run rate and pick up wickets.”That, I was able to do, and for that I am really happy, as we were on the back foot for the most,” he noted.Jamaica, who made 259 in their first innings, found themselves having to play catch-up after being dismissed for 128 in their second innings. That position could have easily been worse had they not recovered from a disastrous state of 25 for seven.Having fought their way back into the contest, the Windwards, who were dismissed for 212 in their first innings, found Miller hard to handle once again. Bowling his trademark nagging off-stump line with several variations in flight and pace on a wearing pitch, the 33-year-old was able to induce several false shots, which led to the demise of the visitors.He was also aided by some spectacular catches, one of which came from fast bowler Jason Dawes. Running around from wide long-off, Dawes leapt high to take a one-handed catch, which caused the dismissal of the dangerous Sunil Ambris next to the boundary rope.The dislodgement was crucial, as it broke a threatening third-wicket stand of 63 between Ambris, who hit 40, their second-highest score, and opener Devon Smith, who went on to make an innings-high 50.Miller, with 13 wickets from two matches, four behind leader Shane Shillingford of the Windwards, said he was looking to finish high up on the bowling list.”I always look to get most wickets in whatever tournament I’m playing,” he said. “However, first of all, my focus is to get wickets for the team and help us win. If I am at the top of the bowling charts after that, then that is also great.”The Scorpions, who were recording their first win from two matches, are scheduled to depart the country tomorrow for Trinidad and Tobago, against whom they will play their third game in the 10-match round-robin tournament.last_img read more

LEICESTER VS CHELSEA

first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-2)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, MORGAN, HUTH, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,ULLOA, VARDYCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COSTA,PEDRO, OSCAR, WILLIAN,MATIC, FABREGAS,BABA, TERRY, CAHILL, IVANOVIC,COURTOISChelsea, after such a poor league season, confirmed their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Portuguese club Porto on Wednesday. It should give them a boost ahead of a difficult game on Monday.Remarkably, Leicester City face reigning champions Chelsea at the top of the table. The Foxes have 32 points – 17 more than the Blues, who are languishing in 14th place and just two points clear of the relegation zone.And at this stage of last season Chelsea were top – and Leicester were bottom. After 15 games of the 2014-15 campaign the Blues had 36 points, 21 more than they have now. By contrast, Leicester had 10 points, 22 fewer than they have now.Leicester are finding the net with ease; they have now scored three goals in each of their last three away games.Their latest success came at Swansea City last weekend when, for once, Jamie Vardy failed to score. He remains the Premier League’s leading scorer, with 14. But teammate Riyad Mahrez took over the limelight with a hat-trick in Wales.That was the ninth hat-trick of the season, just one short of last season’s total over the season.last_img read more

Hewitt bows out

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of “C’MON!” Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on centre court and said farewell.After a career spent trying to win the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Hewitt had said that this year’s tournament – his 20th attempt – would be his last.”Lleyton’s Last Stand”, as some Australian media have billed it, came yesterday in the second round, where Hewitt lost to David Ferrer, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, in a gritty contest that the numbers alone don’t do justice. It included some dramatic tennis, a few expletives – including a verbal volley Hewitt had with the chair umpire – and was capped off by an emotional send-off in the Rod Laver Arena.When the No. 8-ranked Ferrer returned to the court for the winner’s customary post-match interview, he redirected the spotlight to Hewitt.Ferrer, who at 33 is just a year younger than Hewitt and has a similar relentless, chase-every-ball style, told the crowd that he once had Hewitt sign a T-shirt for him that now hangs with other tennis memorabilia in his home. “I never had idols, but Lleyton is an idol for me.”last_img read more

In your neighbourhood

first_img Waterhouse United are still leaders of the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League with 49 points. They were pushed to the limit in their last encounter but held on for a close 300-296 win over 10th-place Naggo Head (27 points). Caribbean Classic, who are also credited with the same points tally, easily defeated eighth-place Giants (34 points) 300-273. In other games, third-place Spit Fyah (46 points) whipped Jade Strikers 300-247; fourth-place Right Stuff (39 points) beat sixth-place Braeton All Stars (37 points) 300-291 in a countdown; fifth-place Exceptional (38 points) downed Mechanical Strikers 300-271; seventh-place Bull Bay United (36 points) defeated Small Axe 300-282; Soursop Tree got the better of Memory Lane 300-247; International turned back Vintage Pub 300-264. The competition continues tomorrow. Domino Council Association’s Premier League round-up Waterford United shock Ken’s Wildflower INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League Waterford Primary took the fourth and last semi-final spot in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League following their resounding 4-1 win over Ascot Primary at the Waterford Primary playing field last Thursday. Jahmari Nolan and Demario Knight both struck double strikes in the defending champions’ emphatic win. Waterford topped Zone One with 11 points, while Bridgeport (10 points) were the other qualifier from the Zone. In Zone Two, Portsmouth ended the preliminaries with a perfect 12 points, after they blanked Kensington 6-0 while Naggo Head (7 points) took the other semi-final spot after they drew 1-1 with Greater Portmore. The semi-final matchup will see Waterford against Naggo Head at 10a.m., while the feature match at 11:30 a.m. will pit Portsmouth against Bridgeport. Both games will take place at the Portsmouth Primary playing field on Thursday, November 24.center_img Waterford take last semi-final spot Ascot Primary lost ground on the lead group after they were humbled 21-4 by a rampant Naggo Head team as action continued in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Monday. In other games, two-time defending champions Portsmouth outclassed Waterford 15-2, Gregory Park ran away 19-2 winners over Bridgeport and Kensington beat neighbours Greater Portmore 7-2. Waterford United moved to 22 points and closed in on a semi-final berth as they surprised third-place Ken’s Wildflower (27 points) 250-244 in a thrilling countdown in the latest round of the MP Colin Fagan South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament last Sunday. In the other game, Cumberland brushed aside Garveymeade 250-223. Leaders Passagefort United had a walk-over against Westmeade Rising Star, who failed to show. Matches on for tomorrow: (Home teams named first) Rising Sun vs Garveymeade at Independence City Plaza; Passagefort vs Waterford at Old Passagefort, Myrtle Way; and Ken’s Wildflower host Westmeade Rising Star on Port Henderson Road, Portmore Plaza.last_img read more

Rain or Shine banks on Cruz, deals Star its 1st loss

first_imgFilipinos 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 Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Martinez bags silver, Perticheto wins bronze in figure skating J’Nathan Bullock also poured 18 markers, 11 boards, five assists, and two blocks as his side remained unbeaten since his entry for first-choice import JD Weatherspoon.Fresh from their stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, Norwood contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds, and four dimes, while Raymond Almazan had 13 markers and 14 boards in the victory.“Finally, we were able to beat Star this season. I thought we’ll never win against them (this season),” said coach Caloy Garcia, as his side rose to a 4-2 record. “It’s all defense. It started in the first half, the energy was there, the effort was there. I just told the players that when they’re inside the game, what I look is more efficiency than you being tired. Everybody who played today came out strong.”From a 28-all deadlock, Rain or Shine unfurled a 24-4 tear abridging the second and third quarters to erect a 52-32 edge at the 7:31 mark of the third period.However, the trio of Hill, Paul Lee, and Ian Sangalang brought the team back to as close as three, 75-72 with 5:23 remaining before Cruz went on a tear of his own for the Elasto Painters late.ADVERTISEMENT Cruz came off the bench and fired 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the win.Rain or Shine, though, had to gut it out in the end as the pesky Star refused to die late, trimming what was once an 11-point lead, 88-77, in the final 1:29, to as low as five, 92-87, after an Allein Maliksi floater with nine seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cruz had a chance to seal the game shut in the end, but uncharacteristically muffed both freebies and even fouled Malcolm Hill with four ticks remaining.Luckily for the Elasto Painters, Hill could only muster a split as Gabe Norwood secured the rebound to end the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve been playing a lot better,” noted Garcia. “I told the players since we made the trades that we became the number one defensive team based on the stats. I think it’s about defense, the effort is there. When we play good defense, our offense comes. But we still have lapses during the game.Hill topped Star with 26 points, 20 rebounds, and three assists, while Lee got 17 markers, seven boards, and three dimes.The Hotshots saw their four-game winning run halted as they drop to a 4-1 slate.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 92 – Bullock 18, Cruz 18, Norwood 15, Almazan 13, Ahanmisi 10, Matias 5, Borboran 5, Daquioag 5, Tiu 3, Ponferrada 0, Yap 0, Maiquez 0, Trollano 0.STAR 88 – Hill 26, Lee 17, Sangalang 11, Maliksi 10, Jalalon 8, Barroca 4, Ramos 4, Simon 3, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Pingris 0, Dela Rosa 0.Quarters: 15-15, 41-30, 68-56, 92-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz took charge late for Rain or Shine as it dealt Star its first loss with a 92-88 squeaker in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The energetic guard fired 10 of the Elasto Painters’ final 17 points as they doused the Hotshots’ rally in the fourth quarter and stretch their winning run to three.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kiefer Ravena attributes impressive PBA debut to NLEX coach Yeng Guiao

first_img“The pressure’s there, but even though coach Yeng was praising me like that come practice there will be none of that,” said Ravena. “There’s nothing special about it. Whatever he said today will be water under the bridge.”Although Ravena scored all 18 of his points in the first three quarters, going 7-of-11 from the field, he chose to facilitate in the final period dishing his last four assists to help the Road Warriors throw off the Picanto.Ravena said he didn’t need to score in the fourth quarter and he even admitted that it was easier to have his teammates score than take over offensively.“I didn’t score in the fourth quarter, but the beauty of the PBA is that other guys can step up any time,” said Ravena. “Your role then adjusts, if someone’s hot you just give him the ball, we can find ways to contribute and assert yourself in the little things.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Kiefer Ravena is undoubtedly one of the greatest collegiate players of his generation and his transition to the professional game has been nothing short of seamless.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The two-time UAAP MVP put on a master class against Kia in his first game in the PBA Philippine Cup with an 18-point, 12-assist, and seven-rebound line and it was thanks in large part to NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao’s guidance.“Coach Yeng he really brings out the best in youn even if you’re just a rookie,” said Ravena in Filpino after their 119-115 victory Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The most important thing is that you always follow his system, you trust everybody in the team, and eventually your game will just come out.”Ravena’s impressive debut even earned him high praise from Guiao, who compared the highly-touted rookie to Paul Lee and Willie Miller. Camson’s big game vs former team NLEX not enough to carry Kia OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Bulls hope to set return date for LaVine early next week

first_imgRockets win without Harden, rout Magic Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LaVine averaged 18.9 points in 47 games for Minnesota last season before tearing the ACL in his left knee. The Bulls acquired him along with Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.Hoiberg spoke before Wednesday’s matchup with Toronto. The Bulls’ first home game after the upcoming trip is against Houston on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Zach LaVine #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to the loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 2, 2016 in New York City.The New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls hope to decide on a return date for guard Zach LaVine early next week.LaVine will travel with the team to games at Dallas and Indiana on Friday and Saturday. Coach Fred Hoiberg says the two-time slam dunk champion will meet with doctors, trainers, management and coaches after the Bulls return home.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more

Long break helped GlobalPort correct ‘bad habits,’ says Jarencio

first_imgFILE – GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio sees his team’s two-week break as a blessing in disguise.Jarencio said the Batang Pier were able to address some of their concerns during the break.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 The outspoken mentor is also optimistic that his role players will step up for the tiff and help Stanley Pringle, who posted 33 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the loss.“I have already addressed that to the team and it’s definite to them that what we want is to see more aggressiveness and energy,” he said, as he hopes his players will deliver and make up for the absence of the still injured Terrence Romeo.Sean Anthony and Jonathan Grey had good showings, but Jarencio needs more from his crew, especially from guys like veterans Bradwyn Guinto and Ryan Araña.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “We prepared hard. We corrected our bad habits and fixed our offense and defense. I think we can really see the progress of this team this time,” he said.GlobalPort is coming off a 104-115 defeat to NLEX in its season opener on Christmas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJarencio, however, charged the defeat to “first game jitters” as he expects his wards to fare better come Sunday when they face Ginebra at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We seemed like we were in shock. But I believe that we’re better prepared for the big game on Sunday against Ginebra, especially with them coming from a win and playing well. So we’ll just do our best,” he said. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hall of Famer Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving falls ill at 76ers game Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

NU, Filam Sports set for titanic clash in NBTC Elite Eight

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jalen Green once again impressed for the Fil-Ams, dropping 21 in Filam Sports’ 102-68 decimation of four-seed University of Visayas, but it was Brandon Wilson who hogged the spotlight with his 31 markers and 10 rebounds.Six other teams moved forward in the Elite Eight of the Division 1 tournament.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 folkUAAP champion Ateneo took down AusPinoy, 74-55, with SJ Belangel dropping 15 points.The Blue Eaglets will meet Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, who earlier knocked off Hope Christian, 70-63. Travis Mantua led the Magis Eagles with 20 points. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims NCAA kings La Salle Greenhills also edged Lyceum-Cavite, 84-77, with Joshua Marcos captaining the Greenies with 24 markers.San Beda downed San Sebastian, 74-72, after Jade Talampas registered 21 points and eight rebounds for the Red Cubs.Mapua beat Durham Crossover Canada, 78-70, with Dan Archers uncorking 21 points to set up a date against Chiang Kai Shek, which edged Letran, 78-72.The 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Elite Eight continues on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEarly favorites National University and Filam Sports are set for a collision course after dispatching their foes in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The fifth-ranked Bullpups clobbered Adamson, 98-74 behind Gerry Abadiano’s 13 points and Cyril Gonzales’ 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback PSL: F2 Logistics makes quick work of Generika-Ayalalast_img read more