The Scot, who came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute, was quick to rally his deflated teammates and beckoned them over to the away end to thank the travelling Arsenal support.Captain for the night Hector Bellerin had his back to Ceballos and Guendouzi when they walked off, but joined Tierney in calling them back once he spotted them storming off.Tierney, as the final penalty went in, grabbed all the players and told them to go thank the away fans. Well done, lad.— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) October 30, 2019 The relationship between Arsenal’s fans and players is particularly fragile at present, with supporters at the Emirates having booed skipper Granit Xhaka in the weekend’s Premier League draw with Crystal Palace.The Swiss midfielder responded by cupping his ear to the crowd and swearing at them and it remains to be seen if he will return to the line-up on Saturday against Wolves after being rested at Anfield.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Oct 2019 9:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Advertisement Kieran Tierney stops Arsenal players from walking straight down tunnel after Liverpool defeat Advertisement The summer signing called back his frustrated teammates as they made a quick exit (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans have praised Kieran Tierney for his classy reaction to Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool, rounding up his teammates to thank the travelling support.The Gunners were involved in a thrilling tie at Anfield, fighting back from a goal down to take a two-goal lead only to be pegged back by two stunning strikes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi in the second half.Joe Willock thought he had won the contest with an outrageous long-range goal of his own, but Origi’s acrobatic effort in stoppage time sent the match to penalties.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBoth sides were flawless from the spot until Dani Ceballos stepped up, with his effort saved by Caoimhin Kelleher, and that allowed youngster Curtis Jones to seal the win.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAs soon as his effort snuck in off the post, several of Arsenal’s devastated players – who had been shoulder-to-shoulder on the halfway line – made a beeline for the tunnel.Ceballos looked keen to make a quick getaway after his decisive miss while Matteo Guendouzi followed suit, but Tierney called both players back.Tierney is pure class here – he gets it already 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/0TFnk7shW5— Johno ✖️ (@Talkinoutmyarse) October 30, 2019 Comment
Philippe Coutinho has ruled out an emotional return to Liverpool in the future, insisting he is now on ‘another journey’ after quitting Anfield two years ago. Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… It was reported on Tuesday that Jurgen Klopp looked into the possibility of re-signing Coutinho before he joined Bayern Munich in a £19million loan move last summer. But despite enduring a frustrating 18 months at Barcelona prior to his switch to Germany, Coutinho claims he has no intention of going back to Merseyside.He told Sports Illustrated: ‘I don’t look back. I took another path, and now I am on another journey, much like everyone else.‘I’m focused entirely – just like them – on reaching my dreams. I’m happy with what I did in the past, and now I can only look forward.’Barca paid Liverpool an eye-watering £145million for Coutinho in January 2018, but he failed to settled at the Nou Camp and was soon shipped out.He was also forced to watch his old side, who are on course to win their first Premier League title, knock Barca out of the Champions League on their way to winning the competition last season.Philippe Coutinho rules out sensational return to Liverpool https://t.co/DP9GUZi1en pic.twitter.com/8V9p4oDsy7— Gossipieh (@gossipieh) February 12, 2020Read Also: Liverpool join race to sign quickly-improving €30m starHowever, the former Inter Milan star insists that he has nothing but positive feelings towards his old club as they chase domestic and European glory.‘Liverpool is flying, and it doesn’t surprise me,’ he added. ‘We’ve seen it already last year when they won the Champions League, but I’m also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager.‘I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former team-mates –so I’m just so happy for them. But that’s all.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
The Supreme Court turned down an appeal Monday by the University of South Carolina to register an interlocking “SC” logo as its trademark.The University of South Carolina contested a ruling made in January, which said the university could not use the “SC” logo for sports and apparel merchandise. The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.Michelle Hanabusa | Daily TrojanFederal trademark law does not allow registrations that are likely to cause confusion. The University of South Carolina argued that its logo was distinct enough to be registered.According to the University of South Carolina, its logo would use curved letters, instead of the blocked “SC” that the University of Southern California uses.The University of South Carolina first attempted to trademark an “SC” logo in 1997, but the University of Southern California contested it.A special Trademark Trial and Appeal Board was formed and concluded that, though “real fans” would know the difference between the two logos, it would be confusing to casual fans.The Supreme Court decision yesterday to throw out the case means that the University of South Carolina cannot try the case again.Lawyers for the University of Southern California argued that “SC” had been used as a University of Southern California logo for decades, while the University of South Carolina had used “Carolina” or “USC” instead.
Over the past decade, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program has been among the NCAA’s most consistent. Wisconsin has appeared in the NCAA Tournament nine times in the past 10 years, including two trips to the Final Four. Also, the Badgers are tied for the seventh most NCAA Tournament wins (18) and have made six trips to the Sweet 16. Though Wisconsin has been a model of consistency, they still aren’t regarded as one of college basketball’s “blue bloods.” The question is, why? The Badger Herald listed five reasons why the Badgers still aren’t considered in the same breadth as the nation’s elite. They still haven’t won the big oneWhile Wisconsin has been tremendously successful, particularly over the 21st century, they still haven’t been able to win a national championship. The Badgers’ haven’t won a national championship since 1941. It seemed that Wisconsin was going to end its 79-year-drought during the 2014-2015 season. Two days after knocking off undefeated Kentucky, the Badgers squared off in the national championship against Duke. Though Wisconsin controlled most of the game, they ultimately fell short 68–63 after squandering a nine-point lead with just over 13 minutes left in the second half. Though Wisconsin constantly competes for a national championship year in and year out, it’s hard to consider the program a “blue-blood” until they win the big game.Men’s Basketball: Way too early Big Ten rankings for 2020-2021 basketball seasonThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team finished the season scorching hot, winning eight conference straight games that gave the Read…A regional pipeline of recruiting Don’t get me wrong, Wisconsin does a great job in the off-season of finding players that fit their system, but to play devil’s advocate, they struggle securing commitments from blue-chip prospects. According to 247 Sports, Wisconsin’s last five-star commitment was Sam Dekker. Also, UW currently only has two players on their roster that were ranked in 247’s top 100 recruiting rankings per class — Ben Carlson and Nate Reuvers. Historic programs like Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky seem to reload with talent each year, as the Wildcats have commitments from six players ranked in the top 100 in their 2020 class. Though Wisconsin stockpiles talent, it’s difficult to consider them a blue-blood when they struggle to grab the “can’t miss” prospect.A smaller pool of NBA playersFormer Badger great and 2014-2015 National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky is currently the only Badger playing in the NBA today. Kaminsky and his counterpart Dekker were the last two players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in 2015. There hasn’t been a Badger selected in the draft since Dekker and Kaminsky. Contrarily, blue-blood programs seem to reload each year with NBA talent. While Wisconsin’s team normally consists of upperclassmen, blue-blood programs tend to heap their rosters with one-and-done McDonald’s All-Americans. Wisconsin’s struggle to produce NBA talent makes it difficult to mention the program in the same breath as blue-bloods who consistently produce franchise-altering players.Men’s Basketball: Constructing Wisconsin’s team for 21st centuryWhile the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was robbed of a potential deep NCAA Tournament run in the 2019-2020 Read…Lack of prime time games To be a blue-blood, a team has to always be in the spotlight. Yes, Wisconsin does play in the Big Ten and is regarded as one of the best conferences in the country, but they aren’t scheduled in as many prime time slots as the other elite basketball programs. For example, ESPN’s “College Gameday” is a program that travels to venues across the country previewing the week’s top game. In the show’s 15-year history, the Badgers have only been featured twice, while Duke and North Carolina have appeared a record 24 times. The lack of prime time exposure makes it difficult for Wisconsin to showcase their tremendous campus and fanbase, things that they could pitch to recruits. Being away from the spotlight also makes it difficult to associate Wisconsin as a top-tier program. Their program tradition isn’t on the same levelLooking at iconic programs like Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas, all programs have sustained decades of success. Up until the 21st century, Wisconsin struggled. From 1980-2000, the Badgers only appeared in four NCAA Tournaments and only reached one Final Four. Over that time, Wisconsin also endured a 13-year drought without participating in March Madness. To be considered one of the nation’s elite, a program must sustain success for a long time. Though the Badgers have had a great run during the 21st century, they need to continue to build off their recent success to be considered a blue-blood. If Wisconsin continues to win pivotal games, they can continue to build up their program’s tradition. Men’s Basketball: Could Badgers really have captured 2020 national title?In a strange, unofficial end to the 2020 Wisconsin men’s basketball season, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index christened the Badgers as Read…During the 21st century, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team has been one of the nation’s most consistent. Though the Badgers have consistently competed for conference and national championships, the program still has a way to go to be considered a “blue-blood” program.
Group B runners-up DR Congo this week became only the third country after Guinea (2015) and Mali (1972) to reach the knockout stage without winning any of their three group games.90’+1 The game is over. It is a goal glut. But DR Congo are in the semi-finals after a long absence at that stage!!!!!! Coach Florent Ibenge has won against Claude Le Roy’s men!!!!Claude Le Roy’s men, Congo Brazaville are out of the 2015 AFCON89′ Goal!!!!! Dieumerci Mbokani muscles himself along side a defender to pass the ball into the net after his initial attempt rebounded against the keeper85′ Bolassie fails to kill the game after running on the left into a one-on- one with the keeper. He kciks the ball right into the keeper’s arms. Poor shot, poor preference when two defenders were in arces of space waiting for a pass into the center. Will it be punished? 82′ DR Congo have taken the lead for the first time as Joël Kimwaki heads a freekick from the left side. He planted the header into the bottom corner74′ DR Congo are back in it!!!! Bokila makes up for his earlier miss after a thunder of a shot inside the box. Mafoumbi could do nothing about the blasted shot.73′ Substitution, Congo. Dominique Malonga replaces Ferebory Dore because of an injury.67′ Awful miss by Jeremy Bokila. The same pattern Bolassie used to set up the chance has been used again. But Bokila fires low across the face of goal. The game has been very fluid all of a sudden. But it is poor defending more than superior attacking that is doing the trick.66′ DR Congo Dieumerci Mbokani has scored. Bolasie did all the work runing into the box on the right and cutting back a pass to find Mbokani whose low shot finds the net. Two defenders were in the post but were rooted to the spot. 65′ Substitution, Congo DR. Neeskens Kebano replaces Cedrick.62′ A poor DR Congo pass in their own area has been punished. Thievy Bifouma has fired Congo into the quarterfinals, you would think!!!52′ Ferebory Dore (Congo) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Delvin N’Dinga with a cross following a set piece situation.50′ Jeremy Bokila (Congo DR) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box after getting some assisted from a headed pass by Dieumerci Mbokani.45′ DR Congo player exagerates his fall inside the penalty box. HT: DR Congo has had a dominant spell but Congo responded halfway through the game. But both teams have been less than impressive in attack, leaving the game goaless at half time44′ Game stopped after DR Congo’s Gabriel Zakuani looks to be in pain after a challenge on him. It is his ankle. Limps off with the injury. Is his game over?41′ Congo get a freekick from some 30 yards.Similar to what DR Congo got minutes ago. And similar show of inferiority. Congo’s Ferebory Dore show they cannot be outdone in taking poor shots with set pieces. Very disappointing.37′ Congo DR Jean Kasusula’s left-footed freekick is an embarrassment. Does he train to take them?33′ Attempt saved. Jeremy Bokila (Congo DR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cedrick with a cross. 30′ Congo’s attempt forward is undone after a player, Francis Litsingi, clips the heel of DR Congo midfielder.28′ Congo now warming themselves into the game. They are keeping the ball on the ground. Trying some passes. But a little more composure and confidence around the last third is lacking. There will be no coin toss here to determine the winner after a draw. They should know20′ DR Congo showing more conviction. They have had 5 shots already and 3 corners. But no extra points for conviction. They have not made those chances count yet.15′ DR Congo have their tails up. Two good chances gone. Cedrick down the right surges, cuts back a pass. The ball falls delighfully for Jeremy Bokila but the fairly weak shot to the near post and into the welcoming arms of the goal keeper12′ A Dieumerci Mbokani header goes wide after a nice cross meets the shiny head of DR Congo player to bounce off and over the cross bar. No direction BBC Match PreviewThe two countries divided by one river will compete in the first quarter-final clash at AFCON 2015. It is DR Congo versus neighbours CongoDR Congo will be without injured skipper Youssouf Mulumbu, who also missed the final group game against Tunisia with a hamstring injury.They qualified with three draws and know they must be more clinical to progress further in the competition.Congo hope coach Claude LeRoy’s two stints as DR Congo coach will give them some inside knowledge and an advantage. LeRoy is in confident mood: “Our potential, talent, vigour make us a good bet for the semi-finals.”It will be the first meeting between the two neighbours in 41 years when Congo beat DR Congo (then Zaire) 2-1 in Alexandria, Egypt.And historically there has been a frosty relationship between the two countries. There are many families separated on either side of the border and there are political difficulties.Congo01 Mafoumbi05 Bouka Moutou06 Bissiki18 Baudry04 Moubhibo08 N’Dinga07 Oniangué21 Babélé10 Dore13 Bifouma Koulossa12 LitsingiCongo DR 01 Muteba14 Zakuani22 Mbemba Mangulu17 Mongongu02 Issama Mpeko03 Kasusula06 Makiadi19 Bokila18 Cedrick09 Mbokani Bezua11 Bolasie
Soccer fans react in Pittsburgh after watching the United States score in the opening minute of play against Ghana in a World Cup soccer match in Brazil. during a viewing party at a restaurant in Pittsburgh, Monday, June 16, 2014. Clint Dempsey scored the fastest goal by an American in World Cup history, putting the United States ahead after 32 seconds of its opener against Ghana. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)USA vs. Belgium game will be broadcast live on big screenThe City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host a World Cup Watch Party in Market Square on Tuesday, July 1. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. prior to the 4:00 p.m. kickoff between the United States and Belgium.In partnership with 96.1 KISS, Mikey and Big Bob of the KISS Morning Freak Show will co-host the event.The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of Team USA. Alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted. Rain or shine.United States goalkeeper Tim Howard talks to reporters before a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) lists numerous reports of Bigfoot (Sasquatch) sightings in Washington State. Join BFRO field investigators Scott Taylor and John Callender for a discussion of Bigfoot at the Yelm Timberland Library on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Taylor and Callender will cover sightings, report investigation, evidence and behaviors. They will also share the history of the BFRO and explore the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film of an unidentified subject that the film makers believed to be a Bigfoot. In addition, Taylor and Callender will answer questions such as: “Are these creatures dangerous? What do you do when you encounter one?”Founded in 1995, the BFRO states that it is “the only scientific research organization exploring the bigfoot/sasquatch mystery.” The organization’s website is www.bfro.net.The Yelm Timberland Library is located at 210 Prairie Park Street. For more information, contact the library at (360) 458-3374 or visit www.TRL.org.
Civoniceva, who captained the Bati at the 2013 World Cup, believes his three-year campaign for a Fiji team in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW will finally come to fruition in 2019 after the FNRL wrote to the NSWRL to advise they had formally endorsed the bid at a recent board meeting.”The endorsement of the FNRL was the missing piece in the jigsaw so now that we have got that it allows us to start to set up for 2019,” Civoniceva told NRL.com.”We are obviously now going to make a major announcement and will then get on our way towards meeting all the criteria set by the NSWRL to have a team ready for the 2019 season.”The backing of the FNRL was the final hurdle for Civoniceva to secure support and funding from the government and sponsors in Fiji for the team.The former Brisbane Broncos prop has been in discussions with sponsors to help provide the $1.5 million needed to cover operating costs, including flights and accommodation for visiting NSW Cup clubs in Fiji.”To have the endorsement of the FNRL, there is obviously benefits for companies that sponsor the bid in Fiji and that is why it was important,” he said.”Now we have that it allows us to go to the sponsors we have been speaking to for some time to let them know we have ticked every box in terms of getting those endorsements in place.”A team in the NSW Cup would be a massive boost to the game in Fiji, which has qualified for the semi-finals of the past three World Cups in 2008, 2013 and 2017.With more than 25 Fijian players in the NRL last season there is no shortage of talent in the island nation and the Bati scored the country’s greatest rugby league victory when they defeated New Zealand 4-2 in November’s World Cup quarter final at Wellington.The success of the PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup has provided a blue-print for the Fiji bid and the NSWRL is keen to replicate that model in 2019 provided Civoniceva can satisfy conditions about finances, organisational structure and the quality of their playing and training facilities.”There are obviously financial matters that need to be adhered to and we have to have those ticked off by the NSWRL, and then once we do that we can get underway,” he said.”Providing we can prove ourselves financially viable and sustainable we will be ready to go in 2019.”
In Rio de Janeiro, in addition to Andújar in the second spherical, he beat Bolivian Hugo Dellien (78 ATP) in the primary spherical by 3-6, 6-2 and 7-5 in a recreation of two hours and 35 minutes. Andújar, who was a semifinalist on the 2014 Rio Open, has performed this yr in the Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro openings and, after saying goodbye to everybody in the primary or second spherical, acknowledges that he’s nonetheless behind higher bodily situations.The tennis participant from Cuenca received his compatriot Fernando Verdasco (49 ATP) in the primary spherical in Rio by 6-3 and 6-Three by profiting from the issues in his left knee that pressured the 36-year-old from Madrid to request medical consideration and cancel his participation in the doubles event of this Brazilian metropolis. The Rio Open has been performed on the clay courts of the Brazilian Jockey Membership of Rio de Janeiro since 2014 and this yr affords prizes for $ 1.9 million, of which $ 355,530 to the winner together with the 500 factors in the standings ATP.The primary tennis participant to conquer the title in Rio was the Spaniard Rafale Nadal (2014) and his successors had been additionally the Spanish David Ferrer (2015), the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (2016), the Austrian Dominic Thiem (2017), the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (2018) and the Serbian Laslo Djere (2019). The highest favourite to win this yr in the ATP 500 of Rio is Dominic Thiem, quantity 4 in the world, which This month he reached the ultimate of the Australian Open and he conquered the title in this Brazilian metropolis in 2017. Martinez, 22 and 133 in the ATP classification, took benefit of his greatest bodily situation and resistance to troublesome climate situations of this Brazilian metropolis to beat Andújar (59 ATP), 34, in a match of 1 hour and 26 minutes by the spherical of 16 of the one ATP 500 event in South America.Each gamers, however extra Andújar, suffered with the sturdy warmth of this Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro and a thermal sensation shut to 50 levels Celsius Due to the excessive humidity. The Valencian tennis participant solely wanted 34 minutes to prevail for an incontestable 6-1 in the primary spherical, in which he solely allowed one in every of his companies to be confirmed to Andújar, proprietor of 4 ATP titles and that he already reached the 32nd place of the rating.The one from Cuenca began the second set higher and confirmed his first service, however Martinez remained unbeatable, broke Andújar’s second service and rapidly opened a 3-1 lead. The veteran confirmed his subsequent three companies, however it was too late to return and he ended up shedding 6-4. Along with his victory at present, Martínez takes a step ahead in his present season, in which he hopes to emerge in the ATP, as he advances to the quarterfinals of a event for the primary time. The tennis participant from the town of Alcira had to undergo the qualifiers and made it to the second spherical this yr on the Australian, Cordoba and Buenos Aires open. Spanish tennis participant Pedro Martínez received his compatriot Pablo Andújar Thursday 6-1 and 6-4, and superior to the quarterfinals of the Rio de Janeiro Open, an occasion in which it is going to be measured with the Hungarian Attila Balazs, who received in three units the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (1-6, 6-1 and 6-4).
End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 84 – Romeo 17, Standhardinger 16, Cruz 11, Pogoy 9, Norwood 8, Wright 8, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 4, Abueva 3, Almazan 2, Castro William 1.IRAQ 68 – Galloway 23, Hamzah 12, Al-Khafaji 8, Ismael 6, Hamad 5, Hameed 5, Abdullah 3, Dhafer 2, Talib 2, Algburi 2, Aljuboori 0, Alazawi 0.Quarters: 17-19, 32-31, 60-40, 84-68.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comChristian Standhardinger sparked the decisive third quarter blast as Gilas Pilipinas blew out Iraq, 84-68, to stay unbeaten in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Friday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.The Fil-German big man dropped 12 of his 16 points in the third frame, on top of his seven rebounds, to help the Philippines break away from a tight 32-31 lead at halftime to a commanding 60-39 spread late in the period.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights LATEST STORIES View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos 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 Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaTerrence Romeo, who starred in Gilas’ 96-87 win over China, also fired 17 markers, 11 coming in the third frame where Gilas outscored the Iraqis, 28-9. He also had four assists and two boards.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’Carl Bryan Cruz also went on a perfect 3-of-3 clip from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points and two rebounds, Roger Pogoy added nine markers and two boards, and Gabe Norwood had eight points and seven rebounds in the decisive victory.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her At 2-0, Gilas has now earned the top seed in Group B and can formalize its automatic quarterfinals berth with a win against Qatar on Sunday.The Philippines bucked a poor start, where Iraq imposed its size advantage to gain control of the first half, before solving the puzzle after the break and pulling away to a lead as high as 23, 64-41, courtesy of a Raymond Almazan dunk with 8:35 remaining.READ: PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 For the second straight game, Gilas also continued to catch fire from beyond the arc, shooting 12-of-29 from three to negate the Iraqis’ presence down low.Naturalized import Kevin Galloway was stifled in the second half as he topped Iraq with 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT