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

Court rejects rapist’s Death Row appeal

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to overturn the conviction of a Death Row inmate who killed a University of Southern California student librarian in 1978 and kidnapped and raped three other woman. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the argument that a juror in Stevie Lamar Fields’ 1979 trial was biased. Fields claimed the juror should have been disqualified because the juror’s wife was the victim of crimes similar to those Fields was charged with committing. Fields also argued that his attorney should have objected to having the man on the jury and failed to interview some members of Fields’ family before the penalty phase of the trial. Fields was convicted of a Los Angeles crime spree that included the fatal shooting of Rosemary Cobbs, an acquaintance and student librarian at USC, as well as the kidnapping and sexual assault of three other women. The shooting occurred shortly after he was paroled in 1978 after serving time for manslaughter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In its 3-0 ruling, the appeals court said it believed the juror was honest when he told attorneys during jury selection that he wouldn’t be biased against Fields even though his wife had been assaulted and robbed. The juror’s wife was driven to a secluded area and raped – a detail that the juror had failed to mention during jury selection. The ruling said the juror did not intend to hide the fact that his wife had been raped or kidnapped. Circuit Judge Pamela Ann Rymer wrote in the opinion that being the spouse of a rape victim “is not, in and of itself, such an ‘extreme’ or ‘extraordinary’ situation that it should automatically disqualify one from serving on a jury in a case that involves rape.” The panel also determined that there wasn’t any reasonable likelihood that any of the evidence Fields thought should have been admitted during the trial’s penalty phase would have outweighed the evidence that persuaded the jury Fields deserved to be executed. Fields’ prior appeals were turned down by state courts in California. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more