‘Not about numbers’: Slaughter looking to help Ginebra in any way he can

first_imgView comments NCAA: Peaking Arellano secures 4th place playoff “It was just how the game went tonight, but I was still able to contribute on the defensive end,” said Slaughter, who also hauled down six rebounds and three blocks in his 33 minutes of action. “It’s not about any numbers, it’s just about getting the win for the team.”Slaughter knew that after his stellar play in Game 1 in Lucena, it was expected that the Bolts would be putting more attention on him, but he is more than willing to be the decoy and let his teammates pick up the slack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“When you’re on the court, no matter what the stats are, you just got to find a way to make a contribution to the team,” said Slaughter.The 6-foot-11 center, who received the  Best Player of the Conference award prior to the game, hopes that his succesful comeback from a devastating injury can serve as inspiration to others. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I just hope it’s inspiring to people who got major injuries like that. When I first got that injury, it was kind of disappointing for me because it’s my first game back. It took a long time and I was separated from the team for a while, but I hope it just shows that you can always come back stronger from a setback,” he said.But Slaughter is not content with just bagging the BPC plum as he looks forward on winning his first PBA title with the Gin Kings holding a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Individual award or not, we want to win the championship. That’s just been our goal since the beginning of the conference. We’re up 2-0 so we’ll look to get one more on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ New 3-digit US suicide hotline number PLAY LIST 01:18New 3-digit US suicide hotline number00:50Trending Articles03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDon’t tell Greg Slaughter that he had a bad game because all that matters for him is the victory.Despite shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with only three points in Game 2, the Cebuano giant had no regrets over his performance in Ginebra’s 86-76 win over Meralco on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘#ParadeKlay:’ Inside Klay Thompson’s championship parade celebration

first_img‘THREE!’ chronicles the Warriors run to the 2018 NBA Championship.Order the book today!OAKLAND – Sometimes, Klay Thompson walked with a limp. Other times, he walked while slightly hopping on only his right leg. Other times, Thompson walked and accepted the pain.“I can’t feel my ankle,” Thompson said.Thompson kept walking anyway. He has nursed a left leg contusion ever since Cleveland guard J.R. Smith crashed into him in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and yet Thompson kept playing in that game …last_img

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Raiders’ valiant comeback falls short in 40-33 loss to Chiefs

first_imgYet after rookie Marcell Atman’s first … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Late into the fourth quarter, the biggest upset of this NFL season remained a possibility.Kareem Hunt or not, the Chiefs far outmatch the Raiders on paper. Even with a leaky pass defense that allowed more yards in the air than any other team entering Week 13, the Chiefs’ offense seemed far too powerful for the Raiders to even contend with.last_img

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Proteas, Springboks do it for Mandela

first_img23 July 2014The Proteas were busy doing battle with Sri Lanka in the first cricket test on Nelson Mandela Day, but they took time out of their busy schedule on Tuesday to contribute to a worthy cause by hosting a coaching clinic for visually impaired cricketers in Colombo.The clinic is part of the “Seeing is Believing” campaign, which aims to raise funds for Sri Lanka’s visually impaired cricket team, which will be contesting the World Cup in South Africa in November.‘Our way of giving our 67 minutes’“Mandela Day took place while the first test match was on in Galle, so we sort of see this coaching clinic as our way of giving our 67 minutes for Mandela,” Kyle Abbott said in a statement.“The “See is Believing’ campaign is doing wonders for the visually impaired cricketers in this country and we are humbled to have played a part in raising funds for the initiative.”Fund-raising activitiesThe Proteas and Sri Lankan cricketers have been involved in various fund-raising activities this week, and have managed to raise nearly one million rupees for the charity so far.“We take so much for granted on a day-to-day basis. These players are enjoying themselves in a sport that we enjoy as much, but with disadvantages,” Abbott added.“It was incredibly touching to see the players and youngsters enjoying their cricket so much. We hope our contribution can help their cause and hopefully give them a good chance of excelling in a sport they love.”Cricket South Africa contributed to Nelson Mandela Day in South Africa by building a mobile library for the SOS Children’s Village in Mamelodi.South African rugbySouth African rugby, led by Springbok wing Bryan Habana, played their part in the Nelson Mandela Day celebrations by helping uplift the community in Nyanga, east of Cape Town, on Friday.Habana was accompanied by staff members of the South African Rugby Union (Saru) as they gave 67 minutes of community service at Monwabisi Old Age Home and the Nyanga Stadium, the home of the Lagunya Rugby Club, in Nyanga.Activities included cleaning at the old age home and taking part in a TAG Rugby clinic where Habana tested his skills against the children.Habana also read to the children of the community in Nyanga, promoting reading as part of Saru’s Boks for Books campaign.‘It’s a privilege to give back’“Former President Nelson Mandela played such a massive role in our wonderful country and it’s a privilege to be able to give back in his honour,” said Habana.“The objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. By getting involved in Nyanga today, we’re doing our small part in helping to empower the community.“We’re very fortunate that we are able to give back to the people and to serve fellow South Africans, no matter where they are from.“I’ve experienced first-hand how rugby can play a role in uplifting our fellow South Africans and it’s something that is very dear to me,” he concluded.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Proteas women raring to go, says coach

first_img16 February 2015The 15-woman Momentum Proteas squad that will tour against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in March was annouced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday.The side will travel to the United Arab Emirates from 10-23 March for a three-match, One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20) series. It will be their first tour since their tour to India in November 2014.The tour sees the return of Masabata Klaas to international cricket after she took an extended break from the game for personal reasons. The 24-year old right-hand seamer is excited to be given the opportunity to don the green and gold again.Opportunity“There was a time when I thought I would never be able to come back to the team again,” she commented. “I am so happy and grateful to be given another opportunity. This is every cricketer’s dream come true and I can’t wait to represent my country again.”South Africa emerged victorious in their previous ODI triangular series involving Pakistan and Ireland in the UAE in January 2014 and went on to beat them again in the ICC Women’s World T20 a few months later.Coach Hilton Moreeng says he is satisfied with the selected squad. “It’s good to be back in action after the long break. The team are raring to go and are looking forward to another successful series against Pakistan.“It’s good to have Masabata [Klaas] back in the team. We have been looking at her progress for a while and we are satisfied that she is ready to take on international cricket once more.”The team is due to head off to Dubai on 9 March.Momentum Proteas ODI squad to Abu Dhabi:Mignon du Preez (capt, Northerns), Trisha Chetty (vice capt, KZN Coastal), Lizelle Lee (North West), Nadine Moodley (KZN Coastal), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Dane van Niekerk (Eastern Province), Shabnim Ismail (Western Province), Sune Luus (Northerns), Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo (Northerns), Ayabonga Kakha (Border), Yolanie Fourie (Gauteng), Moseline Daniels (Western Province), Masabata Klaas (Free State), Bernadine Bezuidenhoudt (Western Province).Source: CricketSAlast_img read more

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Power tariff hike for farms goes

first_imgRattled by the intensifying agitation of farmers, the BJP government in Rajasthan on Saturday rolled back the increase in power tariff for agricultural consumers and announced that it would increase subsidy on connections to fill the gap, which will cost the exchequer ₹500 crore.The decision, announced by Minister of State for Energy Pushpendra Singh at a press conference here, will benefit about 11.50 lakh farmers, who were being mobilised by the Opposition Congress and CPI(M)-backed All India Kisan Sabha in different parts of the State.After a huge Kisan Sammelan organised at the Krishi Upaj Mandi in Sikar on February 2, the Kisan Sabha had announced a march to Jaipur during the state Assembly’s upcoming Budget session.last_img

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