first_imgLATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Nambatac pleads for help from bench as Knights’ woes continue The 35-year-old Yap was three points away from becoming the first player since Jerry Codiñera in 2001 to reach 10,000 points with still 7:32 remaining in regulation, but he never scored again.He finished with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field in a little over 30 minutes of play.Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 13 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, hopes to pull off the feat on Saturday against Meralco in Antipolo.“Maybe at Ynares but I will try not to think about it. I only need three points but I could end up not making a shot,” he said laughing. “When you’re close to something, that’s when it gets hard. The more you think about it, the more you don’t get it.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE PHOTO/Tristan TamayoIt would’ve been a double celebration for James Yap on Wednesday night.Not only did Yap have a golden opportunity to win the game for Rain or Shine against NLEX at the buzzer in the first overtime, his 3-pointer that nearly went it would’ve also given him 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Instead, the Elasto Painters dropped a 122-114 decision in two overtimes and Yap, who was unaware of how near he was to reaching the milestone, was left to rue his potential game-winning triple.READ: NLEX stays hot, fends off Rain or Shine in 2OT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I did not know that I was that close,” Yap said in Filipino as he clicked his tongue. “I could only wish that I made it in overtime and we would’ve won and I would’ve been shocked.”“But it didn’t happen. I wasn’t thinking about getting to 10,000 points either, I just kept playing.” View commentslast_img read more

first_img RANKED tense Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest De Bruyne was forced off against Fulham and has been ruled out for six weeks revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF Most Read In Football Team newsThe hosts have recalled Ilkay Gundogan, the midfielder, but not defender Nicolas Otamendi for Wednesday’s clash having recovered from injuries. Kevin De Bruyne is back on the sidelines with a knee injury.Taison misses out for Shakhtar, who could also be without Taras Stepanenko, Marlos and Fernando. 2 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Confirmed line-upsMan City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva (C), Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, JesusSubs: Muric, Danilo, Gundogan, Aguero, Delph, Sane, OtamendiShakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Ismaily, Rakitskyy, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Stepanenko, Maycon, Taison, Kovalenko, Bolbat, Junior Moraes.Subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Khocholava, Kayode, Dentinho, Patrick, Nem. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The Etihad hosts Wednesday’s clash Manchester City will book their place in the Champions League round-of-16 if they beat Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday evening.City also need Lyon to beat Hoffenheim in Group F’s other match if they are to make it to the knockout stage on matchday four of their European Cup campaign. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY gameday cracker Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? LATEST whoops Pep Guardiola’s side secured a 3-0 defeat of their Ukrainian opponents two weeks ago, with Shakhtar currently rooted at the foot of the table with just two points to their name.What the managers are sayingPep Guardiola (Man City): “The next game is always the most important and my main concern at the moment is to reach the knockout stage in good condition. If we can win the next two home matches in the Champions League we will be there.”Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar Donetsk): “When they have the ball, they keep it exceptionally well. And they have so much quality. If you press them high, they have the quality at the back – including the goalkeeper – to simply pass the ball through your press. Or they can also go long, and in players like [Leroy] Sane and [Raheem] Sterling, they have very fast players. So you have to find another way to defend.” scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more