Hotshots heed coach’s call, overcome Beermen rally in Game 5

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia coach Chito Victolero had a simple marching order for his charges against San Miguel Beer in Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Finals: Weather the storm.The Hotshots did that and more on Friday night at the Big Dome, with its veteran guard Mark Barroca leading the way.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES Steph Curry, shorthanded Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6 Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ “We were talking during that final timeout. We just want a chance at a last shot, and we were bent on getting it,” the veteran guard said in Filipino.Quite fittingly, it was all Magnolia needed. It was, after all, their mantra all conference long.“There’s nobody believing in us. Just us,” he added. “Going into this conference, we’ve been underdogs. Quarterfinals, semifinals.”“But whenever we believe, good things happen. That’s why our battle cry is ‘Believe.’”Magnolia had faith that it would survive San Miguel’s spirited comeback attempts and win Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT The Hotshots hope that belief will be stronger than ever come Sunday night when they shoot for the title in Game 6.But as far as closeout games go, both Victolero and Barroca know it’s not going to be easy.“We know [the Beermen] are not going down easily,” the mentor said. “We just have to [do it again].”“To keep it close and give us a fighting chance,” Victolero added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Barroca hit a midrange jumper at the buzzer to move the Hotshots on the cusp of the crown and push the reigning four-time conference champions to the brink of elimination.“At halftime, I told them that there will be a moment in the second half that San Miguel mounts a run,” Victolero said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTrue enough, the Beermen rallied from 13 points down to put the Hotshots within striking range. A brief exchange of buckets ensued with Terrence Romeo knotting the affair at 86.Then Barroca’s moment came. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting View commentslast_img read more

Spurs players filmed singing Wonderwall in dressing room after stunning Ajax win

first_img tense LATEST talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… deals REVEALED no dice Tottenham’s locker room after their 3-2 victory over ajax via Erik Lamela’s instagram live pic.twitter.com/aHWoimexqo— anna ४ (@annathomsenn) May 8, 2019The Spurs players could also been seen on the video singing Oasis hit Wonderwall throughout the revelry – though don’t listen to this if you’d prefer to have the song NOT slaughtered. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham Hotspur are in a @ChampionsLeague final.Anyway, here’s Wonderwall… pic.twitter.com/OEEpAEktB7— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) May 8, 2019 LIVE ON talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 1 shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Valencia vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNewport vs Mansfield (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Forest Green (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Everton (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City gameday cracker huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Tottenham booked their place in the Champions League final with a sensational defeat of Ajax… and their post-match celebrations were documented on social media.While fans were off revelling in Amsterdam after the final whistle blew on Spurs’ 3-2 win, the players were going crazy in the dressing room to enjoy perhaps the biggest moment in the north London club’s history.Lucas Moura was at the centre of the celebrations after his hat-trick, which was completed in the dying seconds, secured Mauricio Pochettino’s side an aggregate win on away goals that books Spurs a final date with Liverpool.The Reds overcame Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate the prior day in another stunning European comeback. “The second half was amazing. This type of emotion is impossible without football.“It is an amazing moment and it is difficult to explain in words.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card As the partying went on and on in the Tottenham dressing room, Erik Lamela took to social media to show just what was happening during the celebrations.His Instagram story showed off a quite crazy atmosphere, with the players and staff dancing around and shouting to enjoy their win. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “It is difficult to talk,” Pochettino told BT Sport. “I am so emotional. Thank you football. My players are heroes. Pochettino could not contain his emotion during his interview Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama trying to sing Wonderwall is better viewing than the game itself pic.twitter.com/F5FOAR90E5— Zach Campbell 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@zjlcampbell) May 8, 2019Pochettino, the Spurs manager, is not involved in the above videos, as he had post-match duties to attend to, including a press conference and television interviews.And he broke down in tears on live TV, having also been crying on the pitch immediately after the full-time whistle. REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more