Cignal HD rolled to a fifth victory in the PBA D-League, but it wasn’t the kind of win coach Boyet Fernandez wanted.Nearly blowing early 20-point leads, the Hawkeyes held off Racal Motor’s late run for a 93-75 victory in the Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT “I expected to get the ball in the end,” said John Ambuludto, who sank the game-winner. “I thought if I did, I would shoot it anyway.”Gamboa Coffee’s Mike Parala tied the game at 86 with 8.6 ticks remaining before Ambuludto dropped a floater with two seconds left to win the game for the Couriers.Robert Herndon led the Couriers with 27 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.Gamboa playing coach Leo Avenido nearly finished with a double-double with a day-high 38 points and nine boards. —CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELLADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working View comments 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m happy we won [but] still, I really hate the way we played in the third quarter,” said Fernandez. “It seemed like we didn’t know how to play basketball. We gave up so many points, we gave up so many turnovers.”Davon Potts unloaded 15 points for the Hawkeyes, who staged an 11-0 blitz with 2:38 left to regain control, 88-69, against Racal.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 groundJason Perkins and Alfred Ryan Batino also teamed up for 26 points as the Hawkeyes improved to 5-2.Earlier, Wangs Basketball snapped a two-game skid with a nail-biting 88-86 escape over Gamboa Coffee Mix. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Pacquiao punishes spar mates Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’
VALENCIA – USA Hockey’s newly implemented officiating rules, which emphasize changes designed to reduce physical contact and encourage skill, are expected to dramatically change the future course of the sport. But the changes will likely take some getting used to, and if last weekend’s Ice Station Valencia Labor Day tournament is any indication, that could take time. The most immediate impact of the rule changes is a dramatic increase in penalties, mostly for hooking and interference. At the Labor Day tournament, games averaged between 30 and 40 penalties, nearly twice as many as in typical games, Ice Station director of hockey operations Larry Bruyere said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“It was tough on the eyes,” Bruyere said. “There were a lot of stoppages, and a lot of the games ran long.” The rules changes are outlined in an instructional video USA Hockey released titled “Points of Emphasis,” which highlights the new standards of play and rule enforcement guidelines. In the video, USA Hockey President Ron DeGregorio said the changes reflect enforcement of existing rules designed to reduce illegal impediments to skill and speed that officials have in past years had a relaxed attitude toward. DeGregorio said hard checking remains legal, but only when a player is properly positioned to issue such contact. “A greater emphasis will be placed on skating, puck possession and proper use of the body to establish proper position and a competitive advantage,” DeGregorio said in the video. Bruyere said officials at the tournament were quick to whistle players for illegal use of their sticks to impede a player’s progress, penalties that were simply not called in previous years. The new rules emphasis has coaches throughout the country scrambling to adjust. Bruyere, who coaches the Valencia Vipers Junior B 20-and-under amateur hockey team, said he’s spending extra time in practices working on killing and executing power plays in anticipation of penalty box overcrowding. “It’s a culture change,” Bruyere said. “It’s happening all over the country.” The USA Hockey video can be viewed online by searching “USA Hockey Points of Emphasis” at video.google.com. Champions: The Valencia Express Mites (8-and-under) B-team was among four Ice Station-based Labor Day tournament champions. Tournament MVP Garrett Foster scored the game-winning goal for the Express in a 3-2 victory over Aliso Viejo at the KHS tourney in Anaheim. Other Express standouts included defenseman Otto Endrezs and goalie Brandon McDonald. The Lady Vipers 14-and-under team, the Squirt (10-and-under) B team and the Midget (16-and-under) A team won their respective divisions at the Valencia tournament. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Arsenal made it two wins from two on their pre-season tour of the United States as Eddie Nketiah grabbed a late winner during a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.After a goalless first half, Unai Emery’s side took the lead four minutes after the restart when Louis Poznanski turned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross into his own net before Robert Lewandowski equalised with a superb header. Arsenal were donning their new away kit for the first time Mesut Ozil, donning a new blonde hairstyle, forced Manuel Neuer into a good stop at the other end as the first half produced few clearcut chances.The Gunners took the lead through Poznanski’s own goal but needed a hand from the onrushing Leno to deny former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry in his first match against the Gunners since leaving the north London club in 2016. JIBE The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets boost deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea TROPHY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The Gunners continued their impressive start to pre-season 2 2 LATEST Getty – Contributor REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:12Loaded: 98.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Wilfried Zaha always wanted to join Arsenal and has supported the club from a young age The match looked to be heading for a draw but young forward Tyreece John-Jules worked his way down the left side of the Bayern penalty box to cut the ball back for Nketiah to tap home two minutes from time.The German outfit had the first chance at the Dignity Health Sports Park but Thomas Muller could not convert David Alaba’s cross thanks to a superb save from Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. AFP or licensors New job Gnabry did have a hand in the leveller, curling a fine cross for Lewandowski to head into the top corner before Nketiah sealed victory as the Premier League side fielded a youthful team to finish the match