Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Emotions heightened in the first game with the outcome already decided as Jericho Cruz planted an elbow on the nape of Arwind Santos, who earlier pushed the TNT guard in a fast-break play.Santos was thrown out for getting a second technical while Cruz was sent to the bench for the flagrant foul.In the Final Four, San Miguel will face either Ginebra or Rain or Shine while Magnolia will take on the winner between the NLEX-Alaska setto.Ginebra and NLEX will try to sweep their best-of-three quarterfinal series on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FIRST GAME SCORES:ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Though the Beermen saw spectacular performances from Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter, Fajardo remained as the focal point of San Miguel’s bid to defend its crown.On track to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference award, Fajardo pulled down 11 rebounds and had 35 points on 15 of 19 shooting, including the last two decisive field goals of the Beermen that doused the KaTropa rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn the nightcap, Magnolia had to overhaul a 20-point deficit before joining its sister team in the next round.Mark Barroca not only sizzled from the field but also made life difficult for the high-scoring Terrence Romeo to help lift the Hotshots to a come-from-behind 86-79 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Read Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 June Mar Fajardo has established himself as a certified defensive nightmare for any team.The four-time Most Valuable Player again sowed terror in the paint, carrying the San Miguel Beermen to the semifinals of the Philippine Cup with a forceful 106-93 win over the TNT Ka-Tropa on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cojuangco, Vargas end hostilities SAN MIGUEL 106—Fajardo 35, Lassiter 20, Santos 15, Ross 13, Cabagnot 8, Heruela 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, De Ocampo 3, Pessumal 2, Espinas 1.TNT 93—Castro 19, Rosario 19, Pogoy 17, A. Semerad 16, Williams 15, Cruz 3, Torres 2, Garcia 2, Tautuaa 0, Paredes 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0.Quarters: 31-23, 52-44, 77-72, 106-93 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments
01/19/2020 – 19:39 Image: Reuters The ‘reds’ are sixteen points ahead of the City of Pep Guardiola, second rankedOf 22 matches played in Premier, Liverpool have won 21 and drew one The Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah shredded Manchester United (2-0) to leave the English football classic in Liverpool and touch the first league in thirty years.With 16 points ahead of the second classified, Manchester City, which played against Crystal Palace, Liverpool is closer than ever to the title.Only the stops of the Spanish David De Gea prevented the short triumph, initiated by Van Dijk head, was more bulky, keeping Manchester United alive until the end of the match, at which time Salah sentenced against it.The ‘Red’ machinery was put into operation to deactivate the good start of United, which accumulated people in the middle thanks to the defense of five and tried to face Liverpool 4-3-3 in the absence of a fast point like Marcus Rashford, injured, up.Without finding solutions below, Liverpool resorted to the stopped ball. Alexander-Arnold, with a changed leg, sent a threaded corner to the heart of the area, where Van Dijk, among three United players, one of them Harry Maguire, rose and nodded to De Gea’s nets.United was not bad, but Liverpool, as a team, is light years away. In addition, if it were not for the VAR, the blow to rest would have been much greater. A few minutes later, video arbitration would deactivate Liverpool’s second. Van Dijk beat De Gea with a ball, but it was necessary, but the referee let go. However, the ‘Red Devils’ quickly lost the ball and Firmino curved the ball at an angle. The referee granted the goal, while the United players ate it, and it had to be the VAR who canceled it.Controversy and VAR The controversy did not end there, since the Dutch Wijnaldum, still in the first part, defined in front of De Gea a brilliant triangulation on the left side, but the lineman raised the flag announcing offside.The VAR took a look and confirmed the decision of the lineman. A few centimeters separated Liverpool from the second, just like in the 44th minute when De Gea’s foot prevented Mané from putting the 2-0 in a hand in hand.The Spanish kept United alive. He, the VAR, the stick and an erratic Salah who had the goal as soon as he left the locker room tunnel. He found the ball to pleasure in the small area and saw no door. De Gea responded with a stop at the end of Henderson who came to touch the wood.Without knowing very well how, United remained in the game. And without knowing how, Fred and especially Martial had two chances in front of the Brazilian Alisson Becker to tie.But United has lost that ability to hurt with little and although Liverpool fell in the final minutes, one against time almost completed, with an impeccable quick launch of Allison on Salah, gave the final 2-0.Liverpool has 64 points and has won 21 of the 22 games it has played. He has 16 points ahead of City, with one game less and the Premier is closer every day.For its part, United does not take advantage of Chelsea’s prick and will continue another day to five points of the ‘Blues’ that mark the Champions League positions.– Data sheet:2 – Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Lallana, m.66), Henderson; Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Origi, m.83) and Mané (Fabinho, m.83).0 – Manchester United: De Gea; Shaw (Dalot, m.88), Williams (Greenwood, m.75), Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Matic, Fred, Pereira (Mata, m.74); Martial and James.Goals: 1-0, m.14: Van Dijk. 2-0, m.93: Salah.Referee: Craig Pawson admonished Salah (m.93) by the locals and Matic (m.8), De Gea (m.25) and Shaw (m.72) by the visitors.Incidents: Match corresponding to the twenty-third day of the Premier League played at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool.