Lyceum stays unbeaten, St. Benilde beats last year’s win total

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lyceum’s Mike Nzeusseu rises for a slam against a hapless Larry Muyang of Letran. —Sherwin VardeleonEight games into this NCAA men’s basketball tournament season, Lyceum remains unbeaten and St. Benilde has already surpassed its win total from all of last year. And the Blazers did not even need their marquee big man to do so.The Pirates used a strong fourth quarter to trip the Letran Knights, 87-82, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre, setting up a mouthwatering showdown between undefeated clubs with defending champion San Beda on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View comments The Pirates dropped a 17-4 run in the final five minutes to bust out of an eight-point cage and register their eighth straight victory.Drawing firepower from several sources, St. Benilde turned back Arellano University, 70-62, to boost its bid for a slot in the top four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Rookie Justin Gutang led the team with 15 points and seven rebounds while Yankie Haruna had nine rebounds to go with his nine points as the pair helped the Blazers to their fifth win in eight outings.Last season, St. Benilde’s first under coach TY Tang, the Blazers compiled a 4-14 (win-loss) card. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ UST, Adamson battle for top spot; UP takes on FEU Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Six other players contributed at least five points for St. Benilde, which strung up two straight wins for the first time under Tang.“The team played well, we held our own in defense even without Clement,” said Tang.The production of the entire squad made up for the absence of Leutcheu, who served his one-game suspension for the two technical fouls he incurred in a win over the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals Tuesday.The Cameroonian is the team’s second leading scorer (11.9 points) and leading rebounder (9.6) and shot blocker (1.0).In another game, Jose Rizal pulled off a shock 57-55 win over Emilio Aguinaldo.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

For a player who in his last full season led the

first_imgFor a player who, in his last full season, led the country with 163 tackles and notched 29 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and six forced fumbles en route to winning the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as well as the Rotary Lombardi and Bhuck Bednarik Awards, using one of those choices on Wright may have seemed like robbery.The Cardinals did not choose Wright, though a report came out saying the linebacker was set to join the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent until the Browns got involved.Taking some time to promote the 2nd annual Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser at Steak 44 in Phoenix Monday, Arians confirmed they were this close to landing Wright while offering thoughts as to why he lasted so long.“A couple announcers kept talking about Mike linebackers and nose guards having lost their (value),” he said. “Five, six years ago they would have been first-round picks. The nose tackle from Baylor (Andrew Billings), great nose guard.“The running game isn’t as important as the passing game, and if you’re not a three-down player — Scooby’s a great blitzer and I actually had Scooby on the phone, begging him to come with us as a free agent because I think he has something special about him, and the Browns drafted him.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III (33) closes on Washington State running back Jamal Morrow (25) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare, File) The Cardinals ended up agreeing to contracts with 16 undrafted rookie free agents, with probably the biggest name of the bunch being Alabama QB Jake Coker. But had Arians and the Cardinals had their way, Wright’s name would have been on the list.“Oh yeah,” he said. “I had just gotten off the phone and I looked up, the Browns picked Scooby Wright.”Arians chuckled while saying that, which is probably all he can do now. Wright may go on to have a great career, at which point the Cardinals would not be the only team regretting not spending an earlier pick on him. It’s also possible Wright will not be able to have the same kind of success he had in the pros as he did in college, in which case his actual draft standing is about right.Only time will tell.In any event, Arians and the Cardinals may feel good about the linebacker’s chances, just not good enough to spend one of their six draft picks on him. They gambled they could get him as a free agent, and they lost.Such is the way of the NFL draft. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Top Stories PHOENIX — Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was a lot like most people who were watching the NFL Draft unfold without Scooby Wright’s name being called.Arguably the best collegiate linebacker in the country in 2014, he was projected to go anywhere between the third and fifth rounds, yet remained on the board until the Cleveland Browns chose him in the seventh round with the 250th overall selection.Now, unlike most of the people who were watching the draft on TV, Arians could have in theory actually done something to stop Wright’s slide, especially given that the Cardinals had a pair of draft picks in the fifth round and then another one in the sixth. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more