Slaughter likely to return on Friday, says Cone

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela lauds recovering Tyler’s defensive effort In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “There’s a possibility he might play Friday,” shared Ginebra coach Tim Cone as he looks forward to Ginebra’s game against Blackwater.Slaughter has been out since February with a strained hamstring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHis imminent arrival will be a big boost for the Gin Kings, who lost to TNT, 92-96, on Sunday.Cone, though, said that he’ll be treating Slaughter with caution as he rejoins team practices this week.center_img Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGood news have been few and far in between for Ginebra this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.But after dropping to 0-2 in the team standings, the Gin Kings might be getting the break they badly need with the possible return of Greg Slaughter.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “He still has to get through a few days of practice and see how he is. Obviously  if he plays, he’ll be in minutes restriction. We won’t play him full minutes, probably play him 20-24 minutes if he plays the first game and try to work with him. Needless to say, we need to be very careful with him,” he said.“We don’t want him to go down again, but we’ll see how he does this week and maybe, he’ll play Friday. Right now, I’d say that’s probably little less than 50-50,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Rohit leads MI to six-wicket win over KKR

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL IPL 2016 × Published on Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during the IPL cricket match at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Wednesday. – Photo: K.R. Deepak Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with a sparkling 84 as an inspired Mumbai Indians cruised to a six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders to open their account in the ninth season of Indian Premier League here today.Chasing a challenging target of 188 in the T20 match, Jos Buttler made the chase look easier, smashing his way to 41 off mere 22 balls and helped Mumbai Indians chase down the target with five balls to spare at the Eden Gardens.Having stayed till the end, Sharma got his runs off just 54 balls, hitting 10 fours and two sixes in the process.At a venue where he has scored centuries in the all three formats beside his epic ODI world record 264, Sharma did not put a wrong foot and looked in imperious form since kick-starting with a third ball six against Andre Russell.Gambhir struggled to contain Sharma as he dissected the field with ease while the likes of Buttler (3×4, 3×6) and Mitchell McClenaghan (20 from eight balls; 3×6) put on useful partnerships.There was a time when Mumbai Indians were in a spot with 101 required from 59 balls as KKR kept on attacking with their spin strategy.In a tactical masterstroke, MI’s think-tank promoted the left-handed New Zealand all-rounder McClenaghan who turned it around with two successive sixes against Chawla and followed that up with another slog over midwicket against rookie Kuldeep Yadav.The cameo brought the required run-rate down and calmed Sharma’s nerves and he also found fine support from Englishman Buttler who hit Russell for two sixes and one four in a 18-run 16th over to inch closer to the target.After Buttler’s departure in the third ball of the penultimate over, Sharma hit Russell for three boundaries in succession to make it one from the last over, a formality Kieron Pollard completed to bring the defending champions’ campaign back on track.With six away games awaiting them, it’s a disappointing loss for Kolkata Knight Riders, who surprised by preferring young Indian chinaman Kuldeep Yadav over ace spinner Sunil Narine, who joined the squad yesterday and was rested.Earlier, half centuries from skipper Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey lifted Kolkata Knight Riders to 187 for five.Gambhir led by example with 64 from 52 balls (4×4, 1×6) and the skipper got fine support from talented youngster Pandey, who scored a rollicking 52 from 29 balls, to get the momentum going with a 100-run partnership from just 60 balls. SHAREcenter_img COMMENT sport April 14, 2016 Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during the IPL cricket match at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Wednesday. – Photo: K.R. Deepak COMMENTSlast_img read more