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 2 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba is keen on a shock return to Juventus, according to Tuttosport.It’s claimed the France World Cup winner is now desperate to rejoin the Italian champions and link up with Cristiano Ronaldo. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News Manchester United star Paul Pogba celebrates scoring in the World Cup final. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets TOP WORK LATEST Pogba left the Italian giants in August 2016 to re-join Man United for a then world-record fee of £89million.The 25-year-old has had a tumultuous two seasons at Old Trafford since returning and he has only shown his exceptional qualities in patches.And now there are reports the midfielder could leave the Red Devils for Juve, while previously he has been linked with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED center_img Paul Pogba looks overawed with the World Cup. RANKED Juventus, though, are the club that Pogba wants to join if he gets the choice.The newspaper claim the Frenchman is hungry to return to Italy and he believes the club has what it takes to win the Champions League. targets three-way race LIVING THE DREAM 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on IN DEMAND last_img read more