NLEX hikes win run to 3

first_imgYeng Guiao admitted to having this weird feeling, but it was just the kind of feeling that validates how he has turned NLEX around.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Read Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend POC insists on hosting 2019 SEA Games, will appeal to Duterte ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “This is a testament to the progress we have made,” Guiao said as the Road Warriors’ winning streak is now actually five games dating back to their final two games in the Commissioner’s Cup where the team made changes by trading for several players.Alas almost threw the game away by fouling Chris Tiu in a jump ball that resulted in two free throws for the Rain or Shine guard for a 110-108 lead with 6.3 seconds left.After Guiao called him out during the timeout for that “stupid” foul, Alas connected on a floating layup off Beau Belga to forge the second extension. He finished with a career-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds.In the second game, GlobalPort survived a strong challenge from Phoenix in the stretch to hammer out a 100-91 victory and barge into the win column.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The Road Warriors stayed unbeaten in the PBA Governors’ Cup after outlasting Guiao’s former team, Rain or Shine, 122-114, in double overtime as Kevin Alas redeemed himself from a “stupid mistake” that almost cost NLEX the game in the first extension at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.Alas hit the go-ahead layup with 2:51 left for 113-112, and then fed Larry Fonacier for the triple that wrapped it all up with 58.9 remaining as NLEX won a third straight game and grabbed the solo lead momentarily.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’“It’s an awkward feeling, beating that team,” Guiao said. “Sometimes, I still feel I’m the coach of that team. I haven’t gotten over that 100 percent. I still feel that’s my team and they’re my boys. But I have to get used to that,” Guiao said.Perhaps the feeling wouldn’t go away because Guiao left a winning program in Rain or Shine and is now beginning to develop a winning culture with NLEX. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Minding the store

first_img– Ned Roberts Granada Hills Where is Mexico? Re “Mexican president protests crackdown on U.S. border” (Sept. 3): Why doesn’t Mexican President Felipe Calderon straighten up his own house before criticizing the United States? I hope he hasn’t deluded himself to believe that he is the president of the U.S. He should expend his energy making a better life for his citizens and not look for someone else to do it for him. How dare he make the remark, “Wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.” This is the United States, not Mexico. – Luella Noonan Burbank Reagan’s amnesty Re “Economics force more immigration” (Their Opinions, Aug. 30): The writer of this piece seems to think that NAFTA is the cause of people entering our country illegally. I think the great (sh)amnesty of ’86 did more damage than anything else. Thanks to the American populace that called their congressmen and senators, we did not have another. But our “leaders” will try again. – Thomas Nave Tarzana Coming soon A Sept. 3 political cartoon has a George W. Bush caricature saying that we attacked Iraq because that’s where al-Qaida is and that’s why we are going to attack Iran. When a reporter says, “There is no al-Qaida in Iran,” the caricature replies, “yet.” What he should have replied was, “There will be, after we attack it.” – Leonard McGinnis Granada Hills Bush, Vietnam I keep seeing political cartoons on your editorial page like the “Cut and Run”), Sept. 3, that refer to President Bush as a draft dodger. This is really a joke, considering he served in the National Guard as a fighter pilot. Many men served in this way and were subject to being called up, just as they are today. Compared to what President Clinton did (going to Russia), I think these cartoons are misleading and totally out of line. – Linda Redondo North Hills Wildlife Waystation Re “Brink of extinction” (Aug. 30): It has been said that if you want to judge a society, just see how it treats its animals. Where are all our movie stars with their crazy paydays of $10 million to $20 million for several weeks of hard work? And how about our sports figures who get millions and millions to play a game? I ask them or plead with them: Would your life be any different if you wrote a check to keep the Wildlife Waystation alive? I am pleading with all you rappers, ballplayers, movie stars, corporation heads and the like. You could make a difference. I wish I could fix this problem, but I’m doing what I can do. You got your dreams to be rich and all these creatures of God want is to stay alive. – Ron Sellz Chatsworth Children’s Museum What is with this Children’s Museum? Kids don’t need a Taj Mahal building to let out steam. Just like when I would take my grandkids to the museum, when it was in L.A., it was an enjoyable day with hands-on activities. What was wrong with the L.A. building? -Joe DiFatta Chatsworth160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Canoga Park People, not fish Re “Court could devastate water supply” (Aug. 31): First I read that there might not be enough electricity to run my air conditioner. Next, I read that some ignorant judge is going to take away half of our water to save some stupid fish. People are more important than any animal. I just received a $780 bill from the Department of Water and Power. It is time the DWP started doing its job supplying enough power and water for all of us. I resent paying just so some stupid fish doesn’t get ground up in a pump. I’m on a fixed income. Re “For the kids” (Our Opinions, Aug. 31): Once again, City Controller Laura Chick reports on the “many ways that city and civic leadership have let down the project,” in this case the Children’s Museum. We constantly read about the overruns that have plagued Los Angeles for countless years. At the risk of repeating myself, we should draft Laura for mayor instead of always electing people who want to throw taxpayers’ dollars around like chicken feed. Not only does Chick find out what’s wrong, she offers a solution – that’s the kind of leadership we need, the kind we have needed for a long, long time. By the way, this isn’t a “put up” job, as once was speculated. I’m just smart enough to recognize good leadership qualities when I see them! – Dolores Lefevre-Darnell last_img read more