All heart: Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title with 2OT win

first_imgThe Beermen came back from 23 points down in regulation and outlasted Magnolia, 108-99, in a grueling double overtime duel to seal their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.That’s it!!! San Miguel gets its fourth straight Philippine Cup! 108-99. #PBA2018 STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) April 6, 2018 LATEST STORIES MOST READ When backed into a corner, San Miguel showed exactly why it’s the most dominant team in the league today.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Batang Gilas faces China for Fiba Asia U16 finals berth Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia PLAY LIST 02:34Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia01:202015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 4 Postgame01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:14Carpio 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Marcio Lassiter and  Ross chipped in 16 points and 13 points, respectively, while both playing for more than 50 minutes while Alex Cabagnot, whose steal and layup with 52 ticks left in 2OT proved to be the dagger, had seven points.The Beermen nabbed their 25th overall title and remained undefeated under Austria, who has steered the Beermen to the championship in all his six tries.Paul Lee had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hotshots while Rome dela Rosa had 19 points and seven rebounds.Despite their disadvantage in personnel, the Hotshots never backed down, managing to figure out how to slow down the Beermen in the last two games.Neither team gave an inch in the first overtime, with Magnolia even holding the lead in the last 1:37 minutes after Rome Dela Rosa’s three-pointer.But Magnolia simply lost steam after Fajardo tied the match at 94 and extended the game anew as Magnolia only scored five points in the last five minutes, all courtesy of Aldrech Ramos, who added eight points in 10 minutes of action.RELATED VIDEO In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims June Mar Fajardo and Chris Ross gave San Miguel a 99-94 start in the second OT and that was all San Miguel needed to finally break away en route to their sixth title in four years under coach Leo Austria.Fajardo, who was named the Best Player of the Conference and the Finals MVP, showed tremendous heart in the clincher, finishing with a monstrous line of 42 points and 20 rebounds in 54 minutes of action.Arwind Santos added 23 points, none bigger than his triple with 16 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime, and hauled down 11 boards.“The players didn’t give up and when we caught up the players realized that this is possible,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria who is undefeated in his six finals appearances. “This one is for us.”“I told them that this built their character, the winning attitude, and now they have the heart of a champion that they won’t lose that easily,” added Austria in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

A week after the Anchorage earthquake city continues to find damaged homes

first_imgJessica Fox stands outside her home, which was badly damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. Fox said her porch was level before the earthquake hit. (Photo: Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)On a quiet side street in Anchorage’s Sand Lake neighborhood, a yellow sign appeared Wednesday on resident Chris George’s front door.“RESTRICTED USE,” it states in bold, capital letters, with a handwritten note beneath: “Not recommended to occupy until engineer evaluation of foundation and soils.”George is still living there, though, with his son and mother.“Nowhere else to go,” George said.The sign was placed there by the city. It’s the beginning of an inspection process that could take weeks, showing how Anchorage is still coming to grips with the extent of the damage to buildings and homes following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the region on Nov. 30.As of Dec. 6, the municipality had declared 33 buildings and homes unsafe to occupy, most in Eagle River, one of the hardest-hit areas. Another 149 are labeled with yellow “restricted use” signs.As the municipality continues inspecting neighborhoods and homes, those numbers are expected to climb.Anchorage resident Chris George stands next to the sign the city posted on his door following the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo: Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)An inspector told George the earthquake caused his house to sink about six inches. The damage to his home isn’t immediately noticeable driving by, but a closer inspection reveals that things are slightly askew. The deck is tilted, and there’s a crack between the roof of his carport and the wall.About a half-dozen other homes have yellow signs on George’s street. They indicate the homes are damaged and need inspection and repairs.That’s better than a red sign, which means a home is unfit to occupy.George said he is still figuring out next steps. He doesn’t have earthquake insurance and at this point, he has no idea how much fixing his home will cost.But, he said, “I’m pretty lucky because a lot of other people got it a lot worse…I’m not complaining, really.”George’s next-door neighbor, Jessica Fox, also got a yellow sign. She described the damage from the couch in her living room, beneath a line of wind chimes that started ringing when the ground shook a week ago.“The morning of, we realized that our house sank and actually split in half,” Fox said.The split wasn’t immediately visible from the living room, but one of the side rooms angles away from the rest of the house. Fox had been told it’s not safe to go inside. Her front porch slopes down towards her house at a more extreme angle. And Fox has a series of photos on her computer documenting even more extensive damage beneath her home, showing twisted beams and a crack in the foundation running the full length of the house.Fox said she’s looking into what it would take to make repairs, but after a conversation with a contractor, she wasn’t feeling hopeful.“Because of how the house was built and how it sank, it’s probably going to be deemed a total loss,” Fox said.Fox does have earthquake insurance. But that doesn’t mean the process is going to easy. She said she’s lived in this home for 15 years.“It was the first house that my husband and I got together,” Fox said. “Our kids have grown up here.”The municipality doesn’t yet have a good sense of how many other Anchorage homeowners are dealing with similar problems. After checking commercial buildings, hospitals and schools, the city’s building inspectors have had just a few days to look at homes, according to Don Hickel, lead structural inspector with the municipality of Anchorage.Hickel said many homes still need to be inspected and they can only work in daylight hours. Still, they are trying to at least lay eyes on every neighborhood in Anchorage.“It’s going to take some time,” Hickel said.That means in the coming days and weeks, more red, yellow and green signs will start to pop up around the Anchorage area.According Ross Noffsinger with the municipality’s Development Services Department, the signs don’t trigger anything related to insurance or government assistance. They’re posted simply for safety purposes.Still, as far as the city’s concerned, most Anchorage buildings performed well in the earthquake. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said it’s not surprising the city is continuing to find homes with damage.“The level of damage is something you can anticipate from an earthquake of this magnitude,” Berkowitz said. “We need to remember how fortunate we are that nobody was killed, there were very few injuries, and that whatever is a material thing that was broken can be replaced.”To request an inspection from the city, Anchorage-area homeowners can go to the website More resources are available at the website Residents can also call the State Individual Disaster Assistance Hotline at 1-855-445-7131.last_img read more