Curro Sánchez: “We must go with a positive mentality”

first_imgHe was the protagonist of the match that played the CD Numancia against Las Palmas. Curro Sánchez was returning after completing his sanction match and just when the public and the rivals thought that the Soria team would lose the clash, He arrived to achieve the goal of the tie. The Huelva is one of the props of the Carrión team. It reaches ten goals and is next to Higinio the maximum rojillo gunner.In relation to last Saturday’s draw, Curro, clarified how the play developed: “He went to despair, we tried to put many centers and it was Sola, I think, who put the center, the defense of Las Palmas is wrong to comb back, I am alive and the ball falls to my left and I can cross it to the goalkeeper. “Since the referee kicked Numancia curdled good football minutes but, unfortunately for their interests, intensity and momentum were diluted like a lump of sugar: “Maybe it was a good first half for 30 minutes but we must be stronger mentally, if the chances do not go on, do not fall apart. “ The mental attitude of the players is somewhat complicated to manage and above all to improve since it depends on each of the costumes of the wardrobe: “It is something that is not trained and it is based on how the matches occur, we have been playing 20 minutes doing good minutes like in Zaragoza, Malaga …you do not go with the result in favor after the effort and I suppose that it can be noticed but each one must know internally what he wants and is in each player, not to fall apart and try “ Curro Sánchez said.The Sorianos face the next two days with games away from Los Pajaritos. Before Albacete and Elche, the Numancia, must solve the problems and above all punctuate since, since the beginning of this 2020, it has only achieved six points of twenty one disputed. That is why Curro Sánchez knows about the potential of the next rivals but also knows that any team can win at the other’s house: “We have two difficult games out, anyone outside the home is, Albacete and Elche are great rivals, we do not have to collapse because of the draw at home that, because of the game, getting a point does not give such bad feelings, we must go with a positive mentality as we did in Zaragoza “ the player assured. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 17, 2020last_img read more

Pogba: “I don’t want Liverpool to win the Premier”

first_imgPaul Pogba has broken his silence after a turbulent market, but he has not referred to his possible departure from Manchester United with Real Madrid as a candidate to be his next team. The French midfielder has granted an interview to ESPN to discuss the situation of Liverpool, which is leading the Premier clearly and has the title on track, and the death of Kobe Bryant, which “left me in shock.” Liverpool: “As a Manchester United player and with the rivalry between us, we don’t want them to win the title. We don’t want anyone else to win apart from us to lift the trophy. But as a football lover and respectful player with the rival team, I have to say that they deserve to be where they are today. They have not yet lost a single match this season in the league and already have a hand in the Premier trophy. They are even better than last season and that they won the Champions League. “ Kobe Bryant’s death: “It was a shock for me, for the world, for everyone … For all athletes and non-athletes, seeing what happened to a legend like him, a father, a human being, gave us all a blow in the “He was an icon. His words, his advice and his determination were inspiring for me. He was a hard worker and influenced me and the world. He influenced everyone to work hard and believe in their dreams. He showed you can achieve your dreams.” He showed that you can leave this world at any time. It can happen to any of us, whether you’re a superstar or working in the market. It’s a reminder for everyone to enjoy life as much as possible. “last_img read more

Bild: Achraf and Real Madrid have not spoken since 2018

first_imgWhat is clear is that Achraf’s loan expires on July 1, at which point he will once again be part of the white team. This is dictated by the contractual framework. Of course, in the west of Germany they are still hoping to retain the Real Madrid gem, which, always according to Bild, he would not have signed any renewal at the Santiago Bernabéu to date. “Spanish media assured that the lateral he had renewed his contract with Real until 2023. According to information from Bild, that is not true“the newspaper points out. From Germany they continue to take for granted that the continuity of Achraf Hakimi in Dortmund it is more than a simple possibility. What’s more, as the newspaper publishes Bild, the Moroccan side he has not known anything about Real Madrid for nearly two years about your future. “In the summer of 2018, just before his transfer to BVB, he signed with the Whites until 2022. Since then, club and player have not spoken. Doubts arise about how things will continue between them, “assumes the German media. The reason Achraf’s future in black yellow is more than likely would be the coronavirus. “The crisis is affecting the Spanish giants much more aggressively than Dortmund. Their league was stopped sine die; there is also no closed-door plan like the one managed by the Bundesliga, which makes squad planning unthinkable now “, Add Bild, who also dares to point to Zinedine Zidane as an impediment when he comes back: “He is not a big fan of Hakimi. He prefers Carvajal”, concludes the newspaper.last_img read more

The eSports pandemic

first_imgIt does not escape anyone that entertainment consumption habits have been changing in recent years. Netflix eats ground for cinema and e-books for traditional books. It already affects all age ranges, but the ones that see it most naturally are the new generations. “Companies are seeing that young people have stopped using television to watch YouTube, that they are stopping watching and playing soccer to be ‘owners’ of a team at the controls of a console”, explained Pablo Canosa, sponsorship director of Team Heretics, in a previous report on this medium in relation to the advertising market. Canosa is precisely one of the professionals who have changed the conventional sport for eSports, just as Alejo García Naveira, a sports psychologist, has already done. Both left Atlético de Madrid.The relationship, due to the similarity of both worlds, between eSports and professional sports is inevitable. Ronaldo bought the Brazilian club CNB, André Gomes invested in G2 Esports, Reguilón is very committed to the aforementioned Heretics or Morata, Parejo and Abrines have Ramboot. A business opportunity that both brands and individual investors of any kind see.The work dynamics are not very different from that of a professional club in any sport. These aforementioned patrons pay them a salary and cover all the needs of their players to represent them in tournaments. Being a sector still under construction, there is no closed structure and the constant creation of new clubs or the existence of countless professional tournaments throughout the year is common. Although eSports are still undiscovered for a large part of the population, they are undoubtedly the main beneficiaries of this quarantine. In the absence of competition on grass, parquet or clay, professionals are taking advantage of social networks to interact with their fans through video games. In these two months, Virtually all sports have had their own online competition. In Spain the tournament that had the most impact was organized by Ibai Llanos, presenter and narrator of eSports, who He brought together a player from each LaLiga Santander team to raise nearly € 180,000 to fight the coronavirus. The Milan-San Remo also had its own online race, Devin Booker won the # NBA2KTourney and the Mutua Madrid Open will be played by Nadal, Murray or Zverev with command of the console. One of the most recent was the one organized by Dybala this past weekend, which managed to raise € 250,000 for the Red Cross and ended up taking James Rodríguez to Agüero, Thiem or Campazzo.The advertising of these faces so well known worldwide is priceless for a market that has not stopped growing. Although the figures are difficult to calculate and each makes their own estimate, In 2018, the investment bank Goldman Sachs estimated at 3,000 million dollars the income that could be achieved. Finishing to take advantage of all its potential will go through universalizing its content to the entire population, and not to the marked target of a man under 35 years of age.According to a report by Limelight, Young people between 18 and 25 years old spend more hours a week watching people play video games than traditional sports (5.14 vs. 4.82). It does not occur in other age ranges, although the difference between the population between 26 and 35 years old is very tight (4.05 vs. 4.59). Further, men spend 3.48 hours a week watching video games, while women only 2.43. The data of players and spectators revolves around 35% and 30% according to data from Interpret.Azpilicueta, last to joinThe Chelsea defender was the last professional to join eSports and has done so by creating a new team the Falcons. He is accompanied by youtubers Cacho01 and Delantero09 (1.5 and 2.9 million subscribers respectively). Its staff will be led by Javier Romero ‘JRA’, David ‘MáximoCuevas’ and Sandra Martínez ‘Sankhs’, three regular FIFA20 players.last_img read more

Hazard amazed by his physique

first_imgSome of the shocked by the Belgian’s situation was Zinedine Zidane himself, who was each in his situation and in his evolution. If this continues, the French coach may rely on the Belgian for the ultimate stretch of the season, though in principle it might be out there for the final days of the championship. The Belgian would nonetheless have about a few weeks to be out there.The opposite focus was on soccer followers. Hazard, who arrived in Valdebebas carrying a really summery outfit, offered a completely seasonal bodily situation. The Belgian who acknowledged having gained weight (about 5 kilos extra) final preseason, is at his perfect weight. The Belgian, who additionally drew consideration when he acknowledged in an interview on RTBF that he was making an attempt “to not go to the pantry for buns a lot, however it isn’t straightforward”, follows a weight-reduction plan plan and one other with a bodily therapist, to get well sensations. With the latter he has labored bodily and likewise by means of telecommuting: He fell ailing and stopped going to Hazard’s home to keep away from potential infections. However Hazard has complied. And to spare … The primary day after the stoppage because of the coronavirus pandemic introduced excellent news to Valdebebas. One among them was the presence of Hazard. Higher: the bodily state with which the Belgian appeared on the sports activities amenities of Actual Madrid. Eden, who continues to be recovering from the operation (from a fissure in the fitting distal fibula) to which he underwent final March 5 in Dallas, you might be in a second section of your restoration by which the motion of the leg takes priority with light workouts, with out forcing an excessive amount of to keep away from relapse.His associate Courtois already warned him within the interview he gave to public tv in Belgium and which was broadcast final Monday: “Hazard is doing properly. I don’t suppose Madrid needs to say something about their present scenario, however I feel they’re coaching so much to have the ability to return to the workforce.. For us, this quarantine is a present to have time to get well gamers. Now we have to watch out to make it 100% earlier than it returns, which in fact we don’t know when it would occur. ”last_img read more

Local sporting bodies latch-on to JAMAICA Sport

first_imgCash-strapped local sporting associations have seized advantage of funding available through Jamaica Sport, accessing sponsorship valued at more than US$260,000 for 13 events since the initiative was launched in October 2014.Ten sporting bodies have accessed funds so far.Among the events staged were the recent Jamaica Volleyball Association Beach Olympic Qualifiers in Ocho Rios, as well as the Caribbean Volleyball Championships in 2015; the 2014 and 2015 Reggae Marathon; the Jamaica International Invitational; the UANA Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships; the West Indies Test series against England and Australia and Caribbean Premier League; the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships; and the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup Qualifiers.The Jamaica Taekwondo Association was the first body to access funds to host the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup in August 2014.The Jamaica Badminton Association, Netball Jamaica, and the Jamaica Surfing Association also benefited from Jamaica Sport, which receives funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund.MORE BOOKINGSDeputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Jason Hall told The Gleaner that 20,000 hotel-room nights, with an additional 4,000 tourists, have helped generate an economic impact of US$6 million to date.”Back in 2014, all the associations were contacted to notify them of the existence of Jamaica Sport, and our strategy, and what we were trying to achieve. We also held a number of information sessions that speak specifically to sport tourism economic-assessment model,” Hall said.The ITF World Cup, he said, had generated US$2.6 million from 15,000 guest nights.The figures were arrived at using the Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM).”A measurement tool, where you input the data from the event and even factors non-foreign visitors,” said Hall.He also noted that the International Tennis Federation Senior Championships, which featured French tennis star Marion Bartoli, was televised on four different networks, with 840 guest nights being used.”Staging a major event requires major sponsorship, and the sponsorship from Corporate Jamaica is limited. We are looking at a broader gamut,” he said.BETTER QUALITY EVENTS”We are looking to increase the quality and quantity of events with sporting potential. We are targeting specific events for development,” he added.Hall noted that for interested parties to access funds, their event must have tourism potential and must be sanctioned by the sport’s local governing body. Tourism potential would be evidenced by a marketing plan.Criteria for approval for funding would include giving Jamaica a competitive advantage through hosting, a high multiplier effect, and lower operating costs.Hall said that the events of interest include golf; masters’ events; beach events such as beach volleyball, beach tennis, beach rugby, and beach football; endurance events; high school and youth competitions; training camps; sports conferences; motocross; and surfing.He added that discussions were now in progress to stage a cycling tour of Jamaica in the vein of the Tour de France.Jamaica Sport is chaired by Chris Dehring and includes Howard McIntosh, Caribbean Premier League director of operations; Michael Hall, head of communications at the West Indies Cricket Board; Carole Beckford; and general manager of Independence Park Limited, Major Desmon Brown.last_img read more

Williams wins third straight MoBay City Run title

first_imgRonique Williams underlined his utter dominance by winning a third MoBay City Run overall title yesterday. It was brilliant run from the defending two-time winner, who used his experience to win the 10 kilometre road race. Williams’ time of 36 minutes 10 seconds was too great a mountain for the other competitors with none able to break the 40-minute barrier. Andrew Gayle ran 41:01 for second, while Carlyle Russell crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 41:20. A jubilant Williams said the win was the most challenging of his three titles, mainly because he was tired from running another event the day before. “This was the most difficult one of the three years that I have won; but I was strong enough and quick enough to still post a good time and win a third MoBay City Run title,” he said. The female 10K title went to Chris-Ann Lewis, who stopped the clock at 45 minutes and 11 seconds for first place, while Karlene Blagrove ran second in 47: 09 seconds. Third went to Pauline Murphy in a time of 48: 17 seconds. Juliett Dinnal took the female top position in the 5K run, while Horace Burey stayed true to form in landing the men’s equivalent. The event which attracted close to 4,000 participants in the 5K Run/Walk and 10K run races, also saw perennial senior female champion 76-year-old Gerline Nelson once again making her mark in the 5K run. It was Williams’ day however and he defended his title with guts and class before promising to return next year to do it all over again. “I love this event; I look forward to participating in the MoBay City Run because of this road race stands for,” said Williams. “It is a very important event and it puts me in the spotlight, which encourages me to keep doing what I do. I will be back next year,” he added. MoBay City Run is a charity road race from which funds will go to needy students attending the three tertiary institutions, UWI-Western Campus, University of Technology (Western Campus) and the Montego Bay Community College.last_img read more

Windies beaten easily in second ODI

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies’ disappointing tour of Sri Lanka continued here yesterday, when they plunged to an eight-wicket loss in the second one-day international (ODI) to tamely concede the three-match series.In another rain-affected encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium which was reduced to 38 overs per side, West Indies rallied to 214 all out off their allotted overs and watched helplessly as the hosts raced to their adjusted target of 225, with nine balls remaining.Opener Kusal Perera put the tourists to the sword before falling agonisingly for 99, while Lahiru Thirimanne saw Sri Lanka over the line with an unbeaten 81.The pair put on 156 in a busy second-wicket stand which killed off West Indies’ hopes of levelling the series, after they had claimed dangerous opener Tillakaratne Dilshan cheaply for 17 with the score on 40 in the fifth over.West Indies had been earlier bailed out by half-centuries from opener Johnson Charles and stand-in captain Marlon Samuels, after enduring another poor start.Charles blasted 83 off 70 deliveries, while Samuels controlled the innings with 63 off 61 balls, with left-hander Darren Bravo chipping in with 21.Off-spinner Milinda Siriwardana was the best bowler with two for 27, while speedster Lasith Malinga snared two for 43.West Indies lost Andre Fletcher to the second ball of the innings without scoring, edging a defensive push at Malinga behind with a single run on the board.Jermaine Blackwood then failed to make any impression on his ODI debut, spending 15 balls over his nine before attempting to go over the top with off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake and being held by Siriwardana running backward at mid-on.Tottering at 29 for two in the fifth over, the Windies were rescued by Charles, who put on 70 for the third wicket with Bravo, and then another 40 runs for the fourth wicket with Samuels.The right-hander struck seven fours and four sixes, playing with ease against both pace and spin. He cleared long on with Senanayake in the seventh over for his first six and raised West Indies’ 50 in the following over by pulling pacer Suranga Lakmal to fine leg for four.Charles brought up his fourth ODI half-century in style in the 12th over, sweeping spinner Ajantha Mendis fine for four to move to 46 before lifting the next delivery over long on for six.Bravo had struck a single boundary off 33 deliveries when he picked out Dilshan at mid-wicket off Siriwardana at 99 for three in the 16th over, and Charles was in sight of his third ODI century when he missed a sweep at the same bowler and perished lbw in the 24th over.West Indies were then held up by a three-hour rain break at 149 for four in the 27th over and when play resumed, they had all of 11 overs to give Sri Lanka a competitive total to chase.They quickly lost Jonathan Carter for five and Jason Mohammed, in his first ODI in four years, fell for four, as the Windies stumbled to 169 for six in the 32nd.Carlos Brathwaite blasted a four and a six in 17 off 13 balls but, importantly, added 42 for the seventh wicket with Samuels, who managed to reach his first half-century of the tour and the 26th of his ODI career.Once Samuels was run out in a mix-up with Brathwaite at 211 for seven in the 37th over, the Windies wilted with the last four wickets going down for just three runs.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES (38 overs)J Charles lbw b Siriwardana 83+A Fletcher c wkp Perera b Malinga 0J Blackwood c Siriwardana b Senanayake 9DM Bravo c Dilshan b Siriwardana 21*M Samuels run out 63J Carter b Lakmal 5J Mohammed c Chandimal b Malinga 4C Brathwaite run out 17J Taylor run out 1S Narine run out 0R Rampaul not out 1Extras (lb6, w3, nb1) 10TOTAL (all out, 37.4 overs) 214Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Fletcher, 0.2 overs), 2-29 (Blackwood, 4.1), 3-99 (Bravo, 15.5), 4-139 (Charles, 23.2), 5-152 (Carter, 28.2), 6-169 (Mohammed, 31.2), 7-211 (Samuels, 36.5), 8-212 (Taylor, 37.1), 9-213 (Brathwaite, 37.3), 10-214 (Narine, 37.4)Bowling: Malinga 7.4-0-43-2, Lakmal 7-0-51-1 (w2), Senanayake 6-0-25-1, Mendis 7-0-44-0 (w1, nb1), Jayasuriya 2-0-11-0, Siriwardana 7-1-27-2, Dilshan 1-0-7-0.SRI LANKA (target: 225 off 38 overs)+K Perera c Brathwaite b Rampaul 99T Dilshan b Narine 17L Thirimanne not out 81D Chandimal not out 15Extras (lb6, w6, nb1) 13TOTAL (2 wkts, 36.3 overs) 225Did not bat: *A Mathews, M Siriwardana, S Jayasuriya, S Senanayake, A Mendis, L Malinga, S LakmalFall of wickets: 1-40 (Dilshan, 4.1 overs), 2-196 (Perera, 30.2)Bowling: Rampaul 6-0-39-1, Taylor 5-0-47-0 (w1), Narine 8-0-27-1, Samuels 5.3-0-34-0, Mohammed 6-0-25-0, Brathwaite 4-0-35-0 (w1, nb1), Carter 2-0-12-0 (w3).Result: Sri Lanka won by eight wickets.Series: Sri Lanka lead three-match series 2-0.Man of the Match: Kusal Perera.Toss: West Indies.Umpires: R Martinesz, R Tucker; TV – M Gough.last_img read more

Sojourner Truth provides Beckford with first winner

first_imgONeil Beckford, one of 17 apprentice riders who graduated from the Jockeys’ School in September of last year, rode his first winner when 4-1 chance SOJOURNER TRUTH romped the eighth race for $180,000 conditional claimers over the straight five course at Caymanas Park yesterday. A past student of Tacius Golding High in St Catherine, Beckford, 26, could not hide his glee when he passed the post first aboard his 58th ride, standing tall in the saddle with his whip hand raised high in celebration. Having secured three rides on the 10-race programme, Beckford said that he was looking forward to his first winner in SOJOURNER TRUTH, especially when it was learnt that the hot ante-post favourite, BARS OF GOLD, was a late non-starter. “She had shown improved form in her last two races, and with Bars of Gold out, I knew this was a golden opportunity for me to finally win a race. SOJOURNERTRUTH usually runs her best races over the straight when fully fit, and she delivered today by three lengths,” he explained. SOJOURNER TRUTH is owned by All-Stars Pro and trained by Paul Hylton. The 8-y-o bay mare by Skipping out of Augus Mawnin was winning her first race in well over a year. Beckford, who is apprenticed to veteran trainer Vin Edwards, thus became the 12th graduate from the last batch to ride a winner. Looking ahead, the young rider said he would work even harder to maintain his weight (51.0kg) and establish himself as a go to claiming apprentice. Meanwhile, BRAVE PROSPECT, running as the 2-1 second favourite, ran on strongly to beat long-time leader and 3-2 favourite FRANKENSTORM by three lengths in the Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature over 1100 metres. The 4-y-o colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect, was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson for in-form trainer Neive Graham and leading owner O’Shaun Connection. Eleven ran. – O.C.last_img read more

Rockets beat Jazz for 14th straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Rozier’s dunk caps Celtics’ rally past Pacers OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Rodney Hood had 26 points off the bench for the Jazz, who have lost six of their last seven games. Without Dante Exum all season as he recovers from left shoulder surgery, the Jazz were also missing Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto to various injuries on Monday night.“We didn’t have enough at the end,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “We couldn’t get stops in the fourth quarter and that can happen. We can say we ran out of gas, but they just continued to put pressure on us.”Utah led by five points entering the fourth quarter and had extended the lead to eight with about 10 minutes remaining. Houston then scored the next 15 points, powered by three straight 3-pointers by Gordon, to make it 98-91 with about 7 1/2 minutes left.Gordon made the first two before the Jazz called a timeout, but that didn’t cool him off as he hit another on Houston’s first possession after the timeout. Capela added a three-point play after that before Trevor Ariza added a 3-pointer to bring the crowd to its feet and spur Snyder to call another timeout.The Rockets were up by one at halftime. Utah scored the last five points of the third with a 3-pointer from Hood to take an 84-79 lead into the fourth quarter.TIP-INSJazz: Favors missed his second straight game with an eye laceration. … Gobert sat out for the second game in a row with a left knee sprain and bone bruise. … Neto sat out for the fourth straight game after sustaining a concussion. …Rockets: Nene (rest) did not play. … Capela returned after missing Saturday’s game with a bruised left heel. … Harden tied Moses Malone’s single-season franchise record of 29 straight games with 20 points or more.STICKING TO FOOTBALLAndre Ware, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1989 at Houston, participated in the Rockets’ First Shot promotion on Monday night where celebrities can win a $5,000 donation from owner Tilman Fertitta if they make a free throw. It didn’t appear that the 49-year-old’s athletic prowess translated to the basketball court as he air-balled the shot . Ware laughed and shook his head as the ball fell short of the basket. He wasn’t too upset though as he still earned $1,000 for charity by participating in the event. “You’re looking for it every time down the court,” he said. “I think guys were looking for me and it was just a fun game in that fourth quarter.”Harden added 26 points, Clint Capela had 24 points and 20 rebounds and Gordon finished with a season-high seven 3-pointers.The Rockets struggled from long range for most of the night, making just nine of 31 3-pointers in the first three quarters. The found their groove in the final period, when they made eight of 12 with five from Gordon to pull away for their 20th win in 21 games.Coach Mike D’Antoni was certainly happy Houston got the victory, but could have done without the Rockets waiting until the fourth quarter to pull away.“We’re getting away from getting out there and getting after them right at the beginning and blowing them out,” D’Antoni said. “Now we’re waiting until the end. We’re going against that and we’ll try to do a better job.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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But (in the fourth) we got stops and knock down 3s — game’s over.”UP NEXTJazz: Visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Rockets: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, falls down shooting as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — With the amount of offensive weapons Houston has, teams have to choose who they’re going to try and stop.That often leaves other players with great opportunities to score, as was the case on Monday night when Utah keyed in on slowing down James Harden and Chris Paul to pave the way for Eric Gordon’s big night.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Gordon scored 17 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter to power a huge run that put the Rockets on top, and they cruised to their 14th straight win, 120-99.“All it takes is one of us to get hot and (Monday) it was EG,” Paul said. “And that was crazy.”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 folkHouston used a 15-0 run early in the fourth to take the lead and was up by four midway through the quarter after a layup by Joe Ingles. The Rockets then scored 11 points in a row, capped by two 3-pointers from Gordon to make it 111-96 with about three minutes to go.Gordon said that was the hottest quarter he’s ever had and when he got rolling he hoped his teammates would continue to find him.last_img read more