Aguilar, Ginebra escape Star despite costly foul and poor FT shooting

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu 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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: ‘I feel like a rookie again’ Also, had the Kings lost the game, they would have likely blamed it to their horrible 12-of-30 free throw shooting.“Because of our missed free throws we kept them in the game. We just have to make our free throws and lessen our turnovers,” Aguilar said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “What I was trying for is to go over him. But he stopped, pulled back, and went for a pump-fake. He was able to foul bait me,” recalled the athletic forward.With Ginebra leading by three, 95-92, Aguilar fouled Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot with 0.6 tenths of a second left. 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’Hill cooly made his free throws to send the game into overtime.Fortunately for Aguilar, he was able to atone for his mistake with a follow-up dunk in OT that sealed Ginebra’s sixth straight win. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Japeth Aguilar. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJapeth Aguilar could only heave that sigh of relief after Barangay Ginebra eked out a heart-stopping win over Star Sunday night.And he had every reason to feel relieved after almost costing the Gin Kings the game with a careless foul on Malcolm Hill at the last-second of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I’m proud of my teammates. As the match escalated, we picked each other up and helped each other. It was really a test of character for us,” he said after finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes of play.“We really got tested in this game. They really came out with ferocity. They played with fire and intensity.”Ginebra coach Tim Cone explained that there’s no reason for him to dwell on Aguilar’s play with the game still on the line.“It just happened. We were trying to switch out and we had Japeth out there specifically because he has the ability to switch out on smaller guys. So his instinct on a pump-fake is to jump for the shot, and he just went to his instincts,” Cone said.“Obviously, it wasn’t a good instinct and it wasn’t the right thing to do, but he just went to his instincts, and in those situations, you just gotta try to stay disciplined,” he added. “But it’s the last play of the game. There’s 15,000 people in the stadium and they’re screaming, and it’s Manila Clasico, so you just gotta move on from it. It’s not that big of a deal, but you just gotta move on.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Officers’ names to stay secret

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday to confirm its closed-door decision to withhold the names of officers who use serious force against the public, drawing the condemnation of civil libertarians. With little discussion, the panel unanimously underscored a directive approved in December after the police union threatened to sue to keep officers’ names secret. Civil libertarians, lawyers and the media have used the reports, with their context and thorough accounts of incidents, to track misconduct and hold the LAPD accountable. Commission President John Mack denied that the decision was at odds with a pledge to be more open and accountable, saying the public is better served by the anonymous case summaries the panel has begun posting online. “We’re adding information,” he said. “We feel equally strongly about protecting and respecting the due-process rights of police officers.” “We still are of the opinion that the entire chief’s report is confidential and should not be released,” he said. State law gives much deference to peace officers when it comes to their personnel information, but there are three cases before the state Supreme Court that could set important precedents, said Terry Francke of the open government group Californians Aware. The high court is considering a San Diego case regarding the release of officer information in the disciplinary process; an Oakland case about the release of officers’ names and salaries; and a statewide case on whether third parties such as the state Peace Officer Standards and Training agency can release information. Meanwhile, California has a patchwork of policies that vary from city to city. “I don’t think there’s a practice that most departments follow. It’s an individual decision by each agency how they handle it,” said Steve Krull, president of the California Police Chiefs Association. “There are some things that are governed by state law, but this isn’t one of them.” Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card But Catherine Lhamon, racial-justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, called the change “a serious step backwards” and cast doubt on the city’s legal rationale. “The public needs to be able to have confidence in their police department, and sunlight on the activities of the police is an important component of that,” she said. “The decision to withhold the name of an officer who wears his name on his badge is preposterous.” Neither the commissioners nor the City Attorney’s Office would elaborate on the legal reasons behind the change. Like most other law enforcement agencies, the Los Angeles Police Department will continue to release officers’ names in the immediate aftermath of shootings. The change relates to the reports the chief prepares for the commission at the conclusion of use-of-force investigations. The Police Protective League plans to keep pressing the panel to withhold the entire chief’s report because it is based on officers’ compelled statements and includes analysis of their actions, said Hank Hernandez, general counsel for the union. last_img read more