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Martin tops opening night Sprint Nationals qualifier

Martin tops opening night Sprint Nationals qualifier

first_imgJason Martin was the Friday qualifying feature winner at Eagle Raceway, on opening night of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals. (Photo by Joe Orth)By Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 1) – Jason Martin continued his Eagle Raceway tear on opening night of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals.The winner of the last two regular season features at Eagle, Martin topped the Friday qualifying feature, earning $700 and the pole position in Sunday’s $2,500 to win main event.“I think our chances Sunday are as good as any. You’ve got to lose it a few times in order to win it, I guess, so I think we’re as good as we can be right now,” said Martin, who ran third in last year’s Sprint Nationals main after winning the Jake Ita Memorial feature.Chasing Martin across the stripe and lining up behind him on the inside row Sunday were 2015 champion John Carney II, two-time and defending champion Jack Dover, Toby Chapman, Matt Richards, Mike Bos­ton, Tyler Drueke, Stu Snyder and Kevin Ramey qualified for the big dance.Martin was the leader after a lap one restart and stayed in front as challengers shuffled behind him. The final caution of the contest waved with eight laps to go; Dover and Carney swapped second when Dover snagged the spot with five to go, only to see Carney retake the position on the next lap. The final change in the top four came on the last circuit as Chapman got past Richards for fourth.One hundred and eleven Sprint teams saw action in Friday’s rain-delayed show. Qualifying for Saturday’s $1,000 Jake Ita Memorial event were Drueke, Dover, Doug Lovegrove, Jason Howell, Ramey, Luke Cranston, Ken Duke Jr., John Ricketts, Martin, Andy Shouse, Claud Estes, Kaleb Johnston, Carney, Chap­man, Jake Bubak, Dusty Ballenger, Justin Fifield, Ethan Barrow, Adam Gullion and Clint Benson.Dillon Richards was the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature winner.Saturday’s Sprint Nationals program kicks off with 5 p.m. hot laps and racing at 6 p.m. Sprints will be try­ing to lock into one of the nine spots on the outside of Sunday’s main event grid. Also on the card will be Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.There will be a pit party following the last race with entertainment by V-Twin Band. Eagle Raceway’s Melon Bar will be open until at least 1 a.m. and replays of the evening’s program will be shown on at the tailgate trailer.Front gates open at 4:30. Adult grandstand admission is $15, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free. Pits open at 3 p.m. with pit passes priced at $25.Sprint Nationals is broadcast by IMCATV.Feature ResultsSprint Cars – 1. Jason Martin, Lincoln; 2. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas; 3. Jack Dover, Springfield; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln; 7. Tyler Drueke, Eagle; 8. Stu Snyder, Waverly; 9. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; 10. Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas; 11. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; 12. Chase Weiler, Lincoln; 13. Jeff Day Jr., Greenville, Texas; 14. Koby Wal­ters, Liberal, Kan.; 15. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas; 16. Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla.; 17. Jason Danley, Lincoln; 18. Ken Duke Jr., Selinsgrove, Pa.; 19. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas; 20. Shon Pointer, Grand Island.Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice; 2. Bryan Vannausdle, Nebraska City; 3. Shawn Hein, Beatrice; 4. Tim Horsham, Raymond; 5. Steven Rol, Hastings; 6. Jared Jackson, Crete; 7. R.J. Maas, Wil­ber; 8. Steffen Oaks, Lincoln; 9. Justin Callender, Lincoln; 10. Tommy Etherton, Lincoln; 11. Josh Young, Beatrice; 12. Kyle Owen, Nebraska City; 13. Tyler Masek, Raymond; 14. Kyle Grobeck, Omaha; 15.Drew Grobeck, Omaha; 16. Kasha Hall, Lincoln; 17. Joe Baker; 18. Danny Morris, Bellevue; 19. Brian Haller, Lincoln; 20. Lance Rains, Omaha.last_img read more

Leaders come unstuck on Tyneside

Leaders come unstuck on Tyneside

first_img Press Association Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse came off the bench to condemn Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to a first defeat of the season. The Senegal international struck with his sixth goal of the season four minutes after replacing Remy Cabella, and then added a second 12 minutes from time. Magpies defender Steven Taylor was dismissed for a second bookable offence and substitute Didier Drogba headed Jose Mourinho’s men back into the game with seven minutes remaining to spark a desperate, but ultimately fruitless, late flurry. It was Chelsea’s third successive league defeat on Tyneside and left Mourinho still awaiting his first win in the competition at St James’ Park. Even the returning Diego Costa could not prevent a Newcastle victory as rookie goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, who had replaced the injured Rob Elliot at the break, denied he and then defender Felipe Luis at the end in front of a crowd of 52,019. Chelsea arrived on Tyneside defending a 21-game unbeaten run since the start of the season and t hey began in ominous fashion with Newcastle’s policy of allowing opponents possession in front of them and attempting to hit them on the break resulting in one-way traffic for much of the opening half-hour. With Costa restored to the side after suspension and Oscar, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas buzzing about behind him, they were utterly dominant in the early stages. After Willian had twice shot wide, Fabregas saw a 23rd-minute effort deflected past the post after Taylor had blocked Hazard’s initial attempt, and Elliot had to save from Costa after Magpies midfielder Cheick Tiote had given the ball to Oscar. But Newcastle finally found their feet and might have been ahead with 32 minutes gone when Thibaut Courtois blocked Jack Colback’s shot with a foot. As Moussa Sissoko started to drive the home side forward, the game opened up and Colback had to make a last-ditch challenge on Costa on halfway to deny the Spaniard a run on goal. However, the visitors continued to threaten and Costa went just wide with an acrobatic overhead kick on the stroke of half-time. Pardew was forced to make a change at the break when Elliot, deputising for the injured Tim Krul, failed to reappear and was replaced by 21-year-old Alnwick, making his senior debut for the club. The newcomer’s goal came under immediate threat with Paul Dummett and Taylor clearing low, driven Hazard crosses and Alnwick punching clear a Fabregas free-kick, flooring Costa in the process. Pardew replaced midfielder Remy Cabella with Cisse eight minutes into the second half and the Magpies responded, although they were fortunate that John Obi Mikel powered a header wide from a Fabregas free-kick when he might have done better. Newcastle took full advantage with 57 minutes gone when Gary Cahill failed to cut out Ameobi’s left-wing cross and Cisse slid home from close range, his second goal in five days. Sissoko could have doubled his side’s advantage on the hour, but looped a header over after a Colback corner had been helped on at the near post. Alnwick saved from substitute Andre Schurrle in the 62nd minute, before Mourinho sent on Luis and Drogba for Cesar Azpilicueta and Willian in a bid to inject fresh impetus into his team. Chelsea hammered away at the Newcastle rearguard as it dropped ever deeper and Alnwick was grateful for the assistance of his left post to keep out Hazard’s steered effort with 12 minutes remaining. But their hopes of a comeback were dashed within seconds when the home side broke at pace for Sissoko to set up Cisse, who made no mistake. Chelsea were given fresh hope with nine minutes remaining when Taylor, who had earlier been booked for a foul on Willian, lunged at Schurrle and was cautioned for a second time, and Drogba glanced the resulting free-kick past Alnwick to reduce the deficit. But even with six minutes of stoppage time in which to find an equaliser, they were unable to deny the 10 men victory. last_img read more

Edu becomes a Union man

Edu becomes a Union man

first_imgMaurice Edu has completed a permanent move from Stoke to Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union. The 28-year-old United States international midfielder spent the recent MLS season on loan to Philadelphia, making 31 appearances. With the guarantee of regular football, Edu has wasted no time in signing a full-time contract with Union. Press Associationcenter_img It brings to an end his nightmare time with Stoke with whom he made a single substitute appearance lasting nine minutes following a move from Rangers in August 2012. last_img read more

Lambert’s goal ends Lambert’s hopes

Lambert’s goal ends Lambert’s hopes

first_img Press Association Sterling should have made it 2-0 eight minutes before the break but blew a golden chance when Lucas’ header put him clean through and he could only chip weakly at Guzan. Villa offered little going forward although the previously anonymous Tom Cleverley fired over after Ashley Westwood’s pass. It was a rare chance and the hosts were fortunate not to be further behind five minutes into the second half. They relied on Guzan as the keeper turned Skrtel’s header onto the post before he parried Henderson’s fierce drive. Carles Gil was handed his debut after signing from Valencia on the hour with Villa struggling for ideas and they almost levelled a minute later when Mignolet parried Benteke’s 10-yard volley. Borini blasted over two minutes later but Liverpool were being pinned back by a revitalised Villa as Baker headed over and then produced an air shot from just six yards. But the hosts were left to rue the misses when Rickie Lambert sealed Liverpool’s victory with 11 minutes left. Sterling received the ball on the edge of the box and he found his team-mate, whose fine touch took him away from Carlos Sanchez before he drilled into the corner. Paul Lambert’s side have won just twice in their last 18 league games and are just three points above the drop zone, while Liverpool sit seventh. Steven Gerrard failed to recover from a hamstring injury with Raheem Sterling back after his planned winter break in Jamaica. Fabian Delph made an immediate return for Villa after suspension, replacing Joe Cole, and Nathan Baker came in for the suspended Ciaran Clark. Any planned protest from Villa fans – boycotting the first eight minutes to signify eight years under chairman Randy Lerner – flopped with few taking part. They missed little, though, aside from Alan Hutton’s fine tackle to thwart the lurking Borini and Benteke heading at Simon Mignolet. Alberto Moreno did beat Brad Guzan – with a fine low shot in the 17th minute – but his celebrations were pulled back after he was correctly ruled offside. Liverpool were comfortable, patient and probing as they waited for a chance – and their persistence was rewarded on 24 minutes when Borini netted his first goal for the club since April 2013. Jordan Henderson was allowed time to cross and, after pulling away from Jores Okore, Borini volleyed in at the far post. Fabio Borini scored his first Liverpool goal in almost two years as they comfortably despatched Aston Villa 2-0 in the Barclays Premier League. Rickie Lambert clinched victory as the Reds extended their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions. Martin Skrtel also hit the post while Christian Benteke and Nathan Baker missed decent chances for the powderpuff hosts. Villa’s goal misery continued and they have now gone eight hours and 42 minutes without scoring. last_img read more

Let’s Bet Sports rolls out ‘Fantasy Football league’

Let’s Bet Sports rolls out ‘Fantasy Football league’

first_imgLET’S Bet Sports, the sports betting brand of the Guyana Lottery Company, yesterday launched their ‘Fantasy Football League’, catering to fans of the English Premier League. At a simple ceremony held at the company’s Robb Street location, Regional Office, General Manager Tracey Lewis, after exchanging pleasantries with the media and other officials from Let’s Bet Sports, stated that her entity is more than pleased to be once again rolling out an initiative that caters specifically to fans of the sport and more so the premier league, and more so she’s was happy that they are able to ‘give back’ to their supporters since the brand came into the market six months ago.“Fantasy football is a game in which participants assemble an imaginary team of real life footballers and score points based on those players’ actual statistical performance or their perceived contribution on the field of play,” explained Let’s Bet Sports Brand Ambassador Rawle Toney, who was tasked with detailing what exactly is ‘Fantasy Football’ and how football-loving fans can get involved.“Fantasy football has evolved in recent years, from a simple recreational activity into a significant business due to exposure via the internet, and this is where Let’s Bet Sports comes into play,” Toney said, with the initiative “offering our clients something that they can benefit, outside of their customary wagers on various sports”.In explaining the game, Toney added, “The task is simple, or at least it should be. Participants are asked to select 11 players within a price budget; in this case with the Premier League, it’s £100. There is a restriction on three players per club; a typical selection would be to select 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 4 or 3 midfielders and 2 or 3 forwards.”Points are then gained or deducted depending on players’ performances. Points systems vary between games but typically, points are awarded for: Scoring a goal, Making an assist, Keeping a clean sheet, Saving a penalty. Goalkeeper saves three shots or more and if a team wins.Points can be deducted for conceding a goal (goalkeepers and defenders only), Receiving a yellow or red card; Missing a penalty kick; Scoring an own goal; Getting substituted and if your team loses.According to Toney, after you finish signing up on fantasy.premierleague.com, you will have to enter the code: HEA31M to join the Let’s Bet Sports League.The Rules of the league state that participants are only allowed one entry into the League and must be 18 years or older to play.The player with the most points at the end of the match week will win an authentic fan jersey of their favourite Premier League team.The player with the second-most points will win a $500 voucher to either play online, or at any of our lottery/Let’s Bet Sports agents’ countrywide.“Remember, with Let’s Bet Sports, every ticket you purchase goes back into the development of Guyana. At Let’s Bet Sports, since its inception seven months ago, we’ve been supportive of sports in Guyana, doing so through our kind contributions to several associations and teams and with the sponsorship of various events, and now, with this promotion, we’re giving back to the football-loving fans,” Toney stated.last_img read more

Manchester Derby in Houston Live on StarTimes

Manchester Derby in Houston Live on StarTimes

first_imgThe last meeting between the two Manchester teams was on April 27, 2017. It ended goalless. Both teams have met 174 times, with United running away winners 72 times. City triumphed on 50 occasions, while they settled for draws 52 times.The match is a good ground for both Mourinho and his City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, to test how their teams are getting ready for the new Premiership season starting in August. It is also an excellent opportunity to test new players.Speaking on the Manchester derby, Sports Director of the StarTimes Media Division, Cole He Xin, said that he was pleased that StarTimes is going to broadcast the match to Nigerians.“City against United is one of the must-see derbies of world football and I am pleased that we can bring it to football fans throughout the world,” stressed Hin yesterday.The Manchester United vs Manchester City derby will be broadcast live and exclusive on the StarTimes World Football and Sports Premium channels at 04:05 CAT.Another Premiership giant, Arsenal yesterday defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 on penalties after regular time ended 1-1 with Nigeria youngster, Alex Iwobi getting the equalizer for the Gunners. The game was live on StarTimes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In continuation of their pre-season training, Manchester United will on Thursday (early hours of Friday in Nigeria) take on their city rival, Manchester City in the International Champions Cup (ICC) at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.Pay TV channel, StarTimes, has promised to beam the match live to its subscribers in Nigeria.After United defeated LA Galaxy 5-2 in their first game, Jose Mourinho and his wards will be looking to win this match with City.This is the first Manchester derby outside England since November 12, 1881. Manchester United won the first encounter 3-0.last_img read more

Do Liverpool have squad depth to compete on two fronts?

Do Liverpool have squad depth to compete on two fronts?

first_imgOf the seven players brought into the starting line-up by Klopp at Burnley, Keita made the strongest case to retain his place at Bournemouth, where there will have to be at least one change, with defender Joe Gomez sidelined for up to six weeks after fracturing his leg.At Turf Moor, Keita showed he was willing to fight for the ball but also provided forward impetus once he got it, almost scoring with a shot that Joe Hart saved brilliantly.“He started the season brilliantly and obviously then getting an injury set him back a little bit. But you can see how good a player he is,” said captain Jordan Henderson.“That shot with the left foot and the save from Hart was fantastic. In his overall play he is comfortable on the ball and he helps build up play from the back. He drives the ball forward, which is big for us. I thought he was outstanding.”As a whole, though, Liverpool lack the strength in depth of Manchester City, the team they will have to surpass in order to become champions of England for the first time since 1990.City had a rather more comfortable night at Watford on Tuesday, despite only winning 2-1, as Pep Guardiola rotated his squad.It raises the question as to whether Liverpool can afford to go full out for both the Champions League and Premier League. Fail to get the right result against Napoli in their final European group-stage game next Tuesday, and the decision will be made for them.Henderson, though, is remaining positive.“The games are coming thick and fast, a lot of games in a short space of time but we showed we can use the squad and still perform to the level we know we are capable of and win games — and that’s a big plus for us,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp Bournemouth, United Kingdom | AFP | Naby Keita has started to show he can add creativity to Liverpool’s midfield but Jurgen Klopp may question his squad’s strength in depth despite securing two Premier League wins in four days.Klopp is likely to revert to his tried-and-trusted first choices at Bournemouth on Saturday, having been a little lucky on Wednesday to emerge with a 3-1 win at Burnley after making seven changes to his line-up.There were good reasons for so many changes — the match came hot on the heels of Sunday’s dramatic late derby victory over Everton, at the start of a frantic month that features home games against Napoli, Manchester United and Arsenal.In addition, full-back Andy Robertson and forward Sadio Mane were injured, and so Klopp would have had to shuffle his players around even if rotation had not been on his mind.Yet Liverpool were second-best for the opening hour at Turf Moor against opponents without a victory since September 30, and only turned the match around in the final 30 minutes, when Klopp brought on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.It was evidence of just how important Salah, Firmino and Sane are to the Liverpool cause, even if they have not necessarily been at their best this season.During Liverpool’s struggles on Wednesday, though, the performance of Keita did give Klopp reason to be positive.The Guinea midfielder’s impact has been restricted by injury problems since his arrival from RB Leipzig in July but he is starting to look at home in the English game.His creativity is likely to be crucial, given that Liverpool have been short of such a player following the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January and because of the long-term knee injury suffered by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in April.– Keita makes his case –last_img read more

Washington PTAC to Host First Local Procurement Forum June 6

Washington PTAC to Host First Local Procurement Forum June 6

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council | Center for Business & InnovationWashington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has been one of the Center for Business & Innovation’s most successful programs in supporting businesses. PTAC helps businesses find, bid and win government contracts with the federal, state and local governments. Counselors in 9 locations around the state work with businesses one-on-one or through workshops on all aspects of doing business with the government. Each year, Washington PTAC assists an average of 1400 businesses throughout the state in pursuit of both local and federal government contracts. In the last two years. Those firms won nearly half a billion dollars in government contracts and subcontracts.Just in Thurston County last year, 194 businesses were served and won $24 million in government contracts and subcontracts.The success of the Thurston County PTAC office leads clients to create jobs and increase the tax revenues for the community that we serve.PTAC also partners with other Center for Business & Innovation programs such as the Washington Center for Women in Business to give clients EXACTLY what they are looking for. Off Planet Research, a new research consortium here in Lacey has gain international success with NASA thanks to the assistance from PTAC and the WCWB.On June 6, Washington PTAC is hosting its first Local Procurement Forum to encourage local small businesses to engage with government. This free event will feature a networking breakfast, panel discussion, and information tables from local government agencies.The event will take place at the Thurston EDC Center for Business Innovation which is home to the Washington PTAC program. Washington PTAC will be bringing the purchasing representatives from the Thurston County area to one place to connect with local firms. Government agencies at this event include:City of TumwaterCity of OlympiaCity of LaceyThurston CountyOlympia Public SchoolsPort of OlympiaSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeThe Washington PTAC business counselors will be there as well to answer small business owners questions, including how to register, where to find solicitations, and how to get certified.“We are delighted to offer an event that helps connect local government agencies to qualified firms from our region.  It’ll be a great opportunity for everyone to learn from each other.”  Commented Tiffany Scroggs, Washington PTAC Program ManagerWashington PTAC offers no-cost assistance to businesses throughout the state.  Last year, businesses who worked with Washington PTAC won $300 million in government contracts and subcontracts.For more information, visit the Washington PTAC website.Featured photo credit: Martin Leonlast_img read more

Rosberg edges Hamilton as Mercedes dominates in Bahrain

Rosberg edges Hamilton as Mercedes dominates in Bahrain

first_imgSAKHIR, Bahrain (AP):Nico Rosberg kept the upper hand on his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by setting the fastest time in yesterday’s practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as Formula One’s top team dominated again.Rosberg, who won the season-opening race in Australia and the final three races of last season, set a best time of 1 minute, 31.001 seconds at the Sakhir circuit, a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton.”We were very quick on one lap and also on the longer runs, so I’m really looking forward to qualifying and the race,” Rosberg said.Mercedes was in a league of its own, with third-place Jenson Button of McLaren 1.3 seconds off Rosberg’s time. That was an encouraging performance for McLaren, which has been on a slow development path with engine partner Honda since last season.Ferrari, which appears to be Mercedes’ main challenger this season, was further off the pace. Kimi Raikkonen was fifth, followed in sixth by Sebastian Vettel, who was forced to park the car trackside due to a loose nut on his left rear wheel late in the evening session.Ferrari believes it has better pace over longer runs than the brief bursts in practice and qualifying, and also demonstrated much better acceleration from the standing start than Mercedes in the season opener, yet Vettel recognised his rival’s strength.THE BENCHMARK”Mercedes are the benchmark. They have looked really competitive this afternoon and this evening, but hopefully, we can be a bit closer,” Vettel said. “The car feels all right. There’s bits and bobs we can improve.”Max Verstappen was fourth fastest for Toro Rosso, the Red Bull pair Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo was seventh and ninth, respectively, and Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa eight and 10th. Williams is set to use a redesigned front wing today.The heavily criticised rolling elimination format for qualifying will be used again today. The format resulted in an embarrassing anticlimax in the final Q3 session in Melbourne as teams sought to preserve tires rather than attempt to improve times. The teams met on race day in Australia and resolved to revert to last year’s qualifying system but could not unanimously agree at the F1 Commission on how to alter it, so rolling elimination remains.Renault driver Kevin Magnussen is facing a grid penalty after failing to stop and have his car weighed when directed to do so during yesterday’s evening practice session.last_img read more

Expansion clubs Davao, Zamboanga triumph

Expansion clubs Davao, Zamboanga triumph

first_imgView comments 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 award Who, dear brothers, needs a Crawford-Horn rematch? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Juntilla, who briefly played for Barako Bull in the PBA, fired 12 points of his output in the final quarter, combining with Jonathan Parreno to stun the Heroes, who drew 26 points from veteran Denok Miranda.Earlier, the Tigers of Davao Occidental leaned on Billy Robles, Leo Najorda and Mark Yee, to turn back Imus Bandera GLC Truck and Equipment, 75-71.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPicked up from Rain or Shine in the PBA, Robles, known in the south as the “Ilonggo Superman,” finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Yee and Najorda combined for 25 points.But it wasn’t just the Tigers offense which proved to be decisive in the win over the Bandera. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newcomers Davao Occidental and Zamboanga got their Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup campaigns off to a positive start after hacking out impressive victories Thursday night at Alonte Sports Complex in Biñan, Laguna.Reed Juntilla summoned his old, fiery form, exploding for 30 points as the Valientes spoiled the home debut of the Laguna Krah Heroes, 86-80.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Davao Occidental’s defense on Imus top gun Ian Melencio was a key to the Tigers’ win. The Bandera also didn’t get anything productive from new recruit Andre Paras, who was held scoreless in 12 minutes of action.“I just thought we could have played better,” said Davao head coach Don Dulay. Good thing I have some veterans, who could pull out a game for me. But like I’ve said, we’ve got a lot to work on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more