Undersized TNT makes most of it has vs Ginebra giants in loss

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ TNT KaTropa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—TNT team consultant Mark Dickel has drawn up a system suitable for his undersized lineup, but he still rued the glaring size difference between his team and Barangay Ginebra was still a tough bind.The KaTropa lost to the Gin Kings 90-79 in the PBA season opener in Dickel’s first game running the offense.ADVERTISEMENT NBA champions Metta World Peace, Bill Wennington visit Manny Pacquiao Dickel didn’t have his normal power forward in 6-foot-7 Troy Rosario, who’s nursing a deformed nose after his face got hit with an inadvertent elbow from JR Quiñahan in tune-up game against NLEX before the New Year.TNT, though, had a mobile offense that made use of its guards and forwards but the only problem for the KaTropa was their shots just wouldn’t fall.The KaTropa shot the ball 41 times from beyond the arc but they converted only nine of those attempts.“Ultimately, in that game we had to make some more shots if we wanted to have a chance to really trouble them,” said Dickel.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Although the team had some semblance of success going up against the big guys of Ginebra in 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar, there was still the factor of getting banged up throughout 48 minutes.“We’re king of out of position, no matter who we put in now,” said Dickel Sunday at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDon Trollano, who stands at 6-foot-3 and mainly plays out in the wings, was tasked to play power forward for TNT and help the 6-foot-6 Michael Miranda patrol the paint.“I thought Don was really good, I just thought he got worn down a little bit just having to guard bigger players the whole game,” said Dickel. “Hopefully, over the next months we can play a little bit better and get him more comfortable, and then our offense will look a bit smoother.” LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Laffor’s Sundowns Win CAF Champions League

first_imgSouth Africa based Anthony Laffor has become the first Liberian player to win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.After playing a key role for his side, Mamelodi Sundowns, the 31 year old becomes the first Liberian to appear in the final and win a trophy.Laffor, who was taken as a ‘joker’ by his coach, got the opener in the semi-final 2nd leg after Sundowns defeated Zambian side ZESCO 3-2 on aggregate.Laffor also got the opener and provided an assist in the first leg of the CAF Champions League when Sundowns defeated Zamalek 3-0, which gave them an advantage to move on to the 2nd leg of the final.“Once a dream, it’s now a reality! Thanks to God the Almighty for this great achievement. Thanks to my teammates and officials for the hard work and determination. Thanks to you my fans, supporters and well-wishers for the prayers and faith in me,” Anthony Laffor posted on his Facebook page.Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday won the league, which is its first continental title, after defeating Zamalek of Egypt 3-1 on aggregate.The Pretoria-based side will also now represent Africa at December’s Fifa Club World Cup in Japan and has in addition won $1.5m for claiming the trophy.In another development, CAF double nominee William Jebor scored a goal for his club Wydad Athletic Club in their 5-0 win during the weekend.William Jebor now has 4 goals out of four appearances for his side. Wydad has won all of its first four league matches since the start of the season.Liberians are waiting to see if Jebor will win in any of the category during the CAF award gala slated for January 7, 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more