Hotshots sink Kings deeper

first_imgChito Victolero and the Magnolia Hotshots remember things perfectly well, bitter memories against Barangay Ginebra driving their upset machine in their PBA Governors’ Cup’s Final Four clash.With a defensive game that refuses to budge an inch and an efficient offense that has befuddled the Gin Kings, the Hotshots took a 2-0 lead over the defending champions with a 101-97 victory on Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Justin Brownlee scored 31 points but the Hotshots defense limited Ginebra twin towers Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar to a combined 29 points.In the other series, Alaska will try to bounce back from a 92-97 Game 1 loss to prevent Meralco from reaching the Finals for the third straight season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “My players still remember that, we were 2-0 in the Philippine Cup (semifinals last year),” Victolero said. “That is our inspiration—to get that third win. We experienced that before. And we don’t want that happening again.”Ginebra rallied in that series to win it in seven games, but this being a shorter series, the Hotshots have three chances to make a title playoff appearance for the second time this year against either Meralco or Alaska.The Bolts lead the series, 1-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Being 2-0 up in a best-of-five series is nothing until you win the third game,” Victolero said after getting 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists from import Romeo Travis and 17 points from Ian Sangalang.“We need three wins to make the Finals and we will prepare harder for Game 3.”The potential series-clinching match is slated Wednesday also at the Big Dome. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Meralco still alive and kicking MOST READlast_img read more

Major Brexit conference takes place in Letterkenny today

first_imgThe Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh. TD, is this morning, as part of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit, hosting a meeting of local stakeholders in Letterkenny.Minister McHugh has convened the meeting to hear, as the Brexit negotiations draw nearer, the views of those living and working in the North West and wider border region on how best to protect the progress that has been made in the area in recent years and how to maximise the regional potential in the North West and wider border region.The event has been organised in partnership with Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council. Speaking at this morning’s event Minister McHugh said he is delighted to be hosting this important discussion here in Donegal in partnership with the two Councils.“It has been recognised across the European Union and by the EU Brexit Negotiating Team that the border areas on this island are the areas that will feel the impact of Brexit most significantly.Delegates at this morning’s conference.“This gathering of interested parties provides business and community leaders in the North West region with an opportunity to feed their views into the Government’s planning.“Initiatives like the North West Strategic Growth Partnership have helped to deliver growth and prosperity over the past few years. The Partnership offers a regional-focussed forum and a lens through which the very significant challenges arising from Brexit may be addressed on the ground. “Today’s All-Island Sectoral Dialogue will allow me to hear a wide range of voices from the North West and wider border areas and to build on the spirit of cooperation and collaboration which exists in these areas as we work together to protect the gains of the Peace Process. ”Major Brexit conference takes place in Letterkenny today was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brexitconferenceletterkennylast_img read more