RK Ilagan struggles in return from ban as Stags’ woes continue

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chinese football club sorry for foul-mouthed jibe at rival on Weibo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img RK Ilagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian guard RK Ilagan returned from suspension on Tuesday, but his first game back didn’t turn out the way he wanted it to be.Ilagan, who was suspended by the Stags after he was found playing in other leagues which is a violation of NCAA rules, struggled mightily in his return.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum He finished with 13 points but went just 3-of-11 from the field and was a game-worst minus-33 as the Stags’ woes continued at the start of the second round.“Nung pagpasok ko medyo naninibago pa ako. Masaya naman ako na nakabalik na ako pero kaya lang kinulang kami,” Ilagan said.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’(When I entered the game I was still trying to get my rhythm back. I’m happy to be back but we fell short.)Ilagan was suspended for the remainder of the first round, missing two games for San Sebastian while two of the Stags’ three wins where he appeared in were forfeited due to the incident. 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 The 21-year-old Ilagan said he immediately apologized to his coaches and teammates. He also used his suspension to be with his family before joining San Sebastian’s B-team to keep himself in shape.“Kinausap ko sila at humingi ako ng pasensya. Sinabi ko rin na magtulungan na lang kami every game,” he said.(I spoke to them and asked for their forgiveness. I also told them that we just need to help each other every game.) ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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AITA drops Bhupathi-Bopanna from Davis Cup squad, fields youngsters vs NZ

first_imgSending out a strong message that indiscipline will not be tolerated, the AITA on Saturday dropped Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from the the Davis Cup team for the upcoming tie against New Zealand and blooded youngsters to prepare the side for the future.Veteran Leander Paes and singles exponent Somdev Devvarman were not considered after they made themselves unavailable for the tie, scheduled for September 14-16 in Chandigarh.It will be a new-look Indian team with Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan, Saketh Myneni, Divij Sharan, Sanam Singh and Sri Ram Balaji chosen in the squad.While Paes wants to play in the World Team Tennis competition in US, Somdev is still not fit enough for the Davis Cup tie.The national body left out veteran Bhupathi and big serving Bopanna from the squad to send out a message that any kind of indiscipline will not be tolerated.Bhupathi and Bopanna had created a big drama ahead of the London Games when they refused to play with Paes and insisted on being paired together for the men’s doubles event.Their challenge fell in the quarterfinals as none of the Indian pair returned with a medal from the Games.The AITA had to agree to their demands but had indicated that the matter was not close and wielded the axe today.India would strive to stay in Asia/Oceania Group I when they play the Kiwis in Chandigarh. The loser of the play-off tie will be relgated to Group II.The last tie India played New Zealand was in 2004 when it had triumphed in the away tie 3-2.The head-to-head record is tied 3-3 for the two teams.advertisementlast_img read more

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