Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “That’s our problem, our complacency,” he said.“We started flat and that’s the reason why we struggled. Luckily, we were able to focus in the end game.”Kris Porter posted 21 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point area for the Heavy Bombers, who absorbed their sixth straight defeat and dropped to 1-6.Paolo Pontejos added 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while Ervin Grospe had 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Settling NSA disputes among Vargas’ top priorities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rod Ebondo saved the day anew for Centro Escolar University in a 77-75 thriller over Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Ebondo poured in 33 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.1 seconds left, and had 15 rebounds on top of three assists, two steals and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “We’re just lucky that Rodrigue’s shot went down,” said coach Yong Garcia.Ebondo also came up with a huge defensive play, blocking Jeckster Apinan’s attempt in the final 15 seconds before hitting the go-ahead basket as the league-leading Scorpions improved to 5-1.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 folkJoseph Manlangit chipped in 15 markers, while Art Aquino had eight, none bigger than his undergoal stab to knot the score at 75 with 20.6 seconds left.Despite the victory that kept the Scorpions on top of the leaderboard, Garcia rued his team’s tendency to play complacent against a lower-rung team like JRU. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments
Savoy also hit a pair of free throws with 21.6 seconds left putting Florida State up 73-70. Kerem Kanter shot an air ball from beyond the arc at the top of the key with 7 seconds to go for Xavier, and CJ Walker added a pair of free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining.Terance Mann picked off a long pass by Paul Scruggs off Xavier’s inbound pass before running in front of Seminoles’ fans to start the party. After jumping around on the court and hugging, the jubilant Seminoles ran over to their fans in the stands and slapped high-fives.This was sweet payback for Florida State after then-No. 11 seed Xavier routed the Seminoles 91-66 a year ago in the very same round in the same region. Hamilton lost his top three scorers — two to the NBA Draft — from that team.“Definitely … ,” Cofer said. “I don’t think anybody gets a chance to play them again two times in a year.”The Musketeers didn’t get the chance to run away this time around after they took a 12-point lead. They led 56-44 with 10:42 left. But Xavier didn’t score a field goal after Kanter’s jumper with 3:56 left for a 68-66 lead. Mfiondu Kabengele scored his second straight bucket tying it up at 68 with 2:32 to go.Scruggs hit two free throws with 1:49 left, and that was the last points for Xavier. The Musketeers turned it over three times after that, twice by star Trevon Bluiett.Braian Angola led five Seminoles in double figures with 16 points. Trent Forrest added 13, Savoy finished with 11, and Cofer and Mann each had 10.Macura led Xavier with 17 points, Kerem Kanter had 15 and Scruggs had 11.BIG PICTUREFlorida State: This will be just the fifth Sweet 16 appearance for the Seminoles and second under Hamilton. … The Seminoles had lost their first two games against No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, losing to Kentucky in 1980 and 1993. They also beat Xavier for the first time in three tries. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Florida State guards PJ Savoy (5) and Terance Mann (14) are congratulated by fans after defeating Xavier in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, March 18, 2018. Florida State defeated Xavier 75-70. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Florida State senior Phil Cofer knows the biggest key to making any comeback, especially in the NCAA Tournament.Don’t get rattled.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Player of the Week: No stopping Fajardo Xavier: The Musketeers had been 23-1 when allowing less than 80 points. … Macura fouled out with 2:06 to go, and Bluiett finished with just eight points and five turnovers. It was just his third game all season in single digits.UP NEXTFlorida State: Gonzaga in Los Angeles.Xavier: Mack will have to replace Bluiett, Macura and Kanter. But Mack noted Xavier has graduated 105 seniors dating back to 1985-86 and will be back. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments “We were much better than Xavier in the last two and a half minutes of the game,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “Sometimes when the games are close, that’s all that’s important.”They made Xavier the second No. 1 seed ousted in tournament’s first weekend, sending the Musketeers (29-6) out along with Virginia. It’s a painful ending for a team that returned four starters from a team that lost in the Elite Eight last year — to Gonzaga, the team Florida State (22-11) will play Thursday night in Los Angeles.“Obviously, tough loss for our group,” Xavier coach Chris Mack said . “Pretty emotional ending, the finality of what I think is the greatest sporting event in our country.”Senior guard J.P. Macura said he felt this was the best team he’s played on.“For us to lose this early, it just, it feels terrible,” a quiet Macura said in the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Now the Florida State Seminoles are on their way to the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 for the first time since 2011 after upsetting top-seeded Xavier with a furious rally.PJ Savoy made a 3- pointer with 1:08 left to give Florida State its first lead of the second half, and the Seminoles rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat the Musketeers 75-70 on Sunday night in the second round of the West Region.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 folk“Everybody kept their composure, and that’s what you got to do in March Madness,” Cofer said. “And I think we did it.”The Seminoles did just that when trailing by 12 with 10:42 left and outscored Xavier 31-14 down the stretch, including the final seven points of the game. 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8 in custody after sweep on gang LOS ANGELES – Eight people were in custody Friday on firearms, narcotics, probation and parole violations after federal agents and police from Los Angeles, Baldwin Park and Montebello executed a dozen search warrants on members of the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips gang. The search warrants and arrests followed an 18-month investigation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the gang’s violations of state firearms and narcotics laws. Four firearms and a small quantity of marijuana were taken into custody. Assisting ATF with the search warrants were the Los Angeles Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Baldwin Park Police Department and the Montebello Police Department. Teen shot while riding bicycle VALINDA – A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded early Friday morning while riding his bicycle, sheriff’s officials said. The shooting occurred just after 3 a.m. in the 17800 Block of Galleano Street in an unincorporated county area of East Valinda. Industry sheriff’s Lt. Tim Murakami said the victim was approached by two males and shot once in the stomach. The boy was taken to County-USC Medical Center. Murakami said no further information was immediately available. Play spotlights immigrant stories NORWALK – Cerritos College’s theatre department will wrap up its final presentations this weekend of “Getting Here,” an original, ensemble-piece play based on true immigrant stories shared by the campus community and friends of the college. “Getting Here” was written and created through a collaboration between playwright Forrest Hartl, director Robin Huber and the cast. The performances are at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burnight Center Theater, 11110 Alondra Blvd. General admission is $12; students and senior citizens with ID will be admitted for $10. A map of the campus is available at www.cerritos.edu/guide. For more information, call (562) 860-5451, Ext. 5058. Or visit www.cerritos.edu/theatre. Author to kick off baseball exhibit WHITTIER – Dr. Joseph Price, professor of religious studies at Whittier College, will discuss his new book, “Rounding the Bases: Baseball and Religion in America,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. His talk will launch the Whittier Historical Society Museum’s newest exhibit, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” The program will be held in the King-Owens Galley in the museum, 6755 Newlin Ave. Price will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. The museum’s baseball exhibit, which features pro players who lived or live in Whittier, runs through May 27. For more information, call (562) 945-3871. Islam scholar to speak at event WHITTIER – Noted speaker and scholar Maher Hathout will discuss Islam and Muslim-American identity at a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St., in Hoover 100. The retired physician, author and international speaker, is a senior advisor on the Muslim Public Affairs Council. His appearance is part of the college’s Diversity Identities Week celebrating various cultures. For more information, call (562) 907-4912. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa struggles to get some control over the Los Angeles Unified School District — the courts have struck down his takeover legislation, and next month’s school board races promise to be close. So City Councilman Richard Alarc?n has come up with a promising alternative: Let the city start up its own district. Well, not exactly, but close enough. Alarc?n is proposing that City Hall open an Office of Education, which would be empowered to create and run charter schools. Assuming the office could run its schools better than the district does, which shouldn’t be hard, students would start streaming in, and what we could then call the Antonio Villaraigosa Unified School District — or AVUSD — would thrive. Although this proposal is no substitute for reform at the LAUSD — or for electing reformers in next month’s school board election — it could help. Given the district’s hostility to charters, it would be useful to have another local entity empowered to create them. Somehow, we need to bring change and a sense of urgency to the LAUSD. If the “AVUSD” is the answer, so be it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ• Dec. 17: 6 to 7 p.m., Vincent Bell Memorial Park, 14708 Halldale Ave.; 7 to 8 p.m., Amestoy Elementary School, 1048 W. 149th St. • Dec. 18: 6 to 7 p.m., Recreation Park, 15802 Brighton Ave.; 7 to 7:30 p.m., northeast parking lot, Gardena Boulevard and Berendo Avenue; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., South Gardena Park, 1200 W. 170th St. • Dec. 19: 6 to 6:30 p.m., Sam’s Club, 1399 W. Artesia Blvd.; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 170th Street and Denker Avenue; 7:30 to 8 p.m., 179th Place and Denker Avenue; 8 to 8:30 p.m., 182nd Street and Vermont Avenue. • Dec. 20: 6 to 7 p.m. Specialty stops and convalescent homes. Full Santa route schedules for other South Bay cities are available on the Daily Breeze Web site at www.dailybreeze.com. Santa Claus — with the help of the Gardena Police Department, the Gardena Police Officers Association and community members — will visit the city’s neighborhoods, parks and other locations starting Tuesday through Dec. 20. Children can visit Santa at the following locations: • Wednesday: 6 to 7 p.m., 12901 Vermont Ave.; 7 to 8 p.m., 14000 block of Budlong Avenue. • Thursday: 6 to 7 p.m., Thornburg Park, 2320 W. 149th St.; 7 to 8 p.m., Freeman Park, 2100 W. 154th Place; 8 to 8:30 p.m., 154th Street and Casimir Avenue. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The first set of Donegal medals at the annual Swim Ulster Schools were won by Ellie Martin, Riann Sheridan, Aoibheann Sheridan, Ayesha Tshimbuda and Niamh Wilkin, pictured above with Swilly Seals coach Shirley Barrett.A big congratulations also to Luke Mc Guinness also of the Gaelscoil who made the finals of the 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle.A lot more Letterkenny swimmers will make the trip to Bangor over the weekend in the hope of taking home medals. Gaelscoil Adhmhnain Girls shine at Swim Ulster School’s Competition was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaelscoil AdhmhnainSwilly Sealsswim ulster schoolsSWIMMING
Story Links Husker Invitational Results 4×400-Meter Relay1. Okoye, Coombe, Giuliano, Griesbaum, 3:54.80 Weight Throw30. Michael Dolan, 47-5.25 3,000 Meters15. Joshua Yeager, 8:28.15 Frank Sevigne Husker InvitationalFeb. 3-4, 2016 – Lincoln, Neb. 4×400-Meter Relay21. Lombardi, Metivier, Priebe, Lechleitner, 3:20.52 The Bulldogs’ performances on Saturday concluded two strong days at the Husker Invite as the Bulldogs competed against a 35-team field that included No. 11 Kansas, No. 13 Stanford and No. 16 Texas on the men’s side and No. 6 Texas, No. 8 Kentucky and No. 18 Kansas State in the women’s field. 600 Meters15. Danielle Griesbaum, 1:37.08 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)7. Mary Young, 8.4818. Victoria Coombe, 8.94 Triple Jump7. Johnathan Osifuye, 47-5.75 200 Meters27. Demetrius Shelton, 22.1029. Caulin Graves, 22.32 Long Jump23. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-7.25 Mile 20. Morgan Garcia, 5:12.37 The rest of the team competed at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., where 11 of the 21 Bulldogs that competed set personal bests in their respective events. The school record came via Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) turning in a time of 8:04.98 in the 3,000 meters to finish fourth at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind. In addition to shattering the Drake school record in the event, his time ranks as the second fastest in the Missouri Valley Conference this season and one of the top 30 times in the nation. The previous record was set in 2000 by Matt Gabrielson with a time of 8:06.44. Saturday’s field competitors included Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) finishing seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 47-5.57 while Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) was 10 in the women’s triple jump at 39-9.75. 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)8. Mary Young, 8.43 800 Meters19. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:56.4620. George Webb, 1:56.55 5,000 Meters10. Kyle Brandt, 15:04.0315. Kyle Cass, 15:22.81 600 Meters16. Cory Erickson, 1:23.4918. Matt Cozine, 1:23.9520. Alec Bognar, 1:26.57 High Jump16. Tamar Mosby, 5-0.5 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)27. Mariah Crawford, 7.8628. Mary Young, 7.8936. Ebele Okoye, 7.95 Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)21. Demetrius Shelton, 6.9825. Caulin Graves, 7.03 Shot Put24. Ryan Lemke, 43-8 The men’s team got a near half minute personal best from Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) in the 3,000 meters at the Husker Invitational with a 15th-place time of 8:28.15. Freshman Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) also clocked a personal best in finishing 19th in the 800 meters. Drake returns to action next weekend at the ISU Classic, February 10-11, in Ames, Iowa. Just a day after lowering her career best in the 60-meter hurdles preliminary heats, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) lowered it again by turning in a time of 8.43 in the finals of the event to finish eighth behind hurdlers from Texas, Kentucky and UNLV. Her time now ranks as the third-fastest in the MVC this season and the fourth-fastest in Drake history. 200 Meters22. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.0430. Mariah Crawford, 25.3440. Ebele Okoye, 25.90 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)17. Dominic Lombardi, 8.3519. Hudson Priebe, 8.38 In addition to a school record, 12 members of the Drake University track and field teams also set personal bests in competition Saturday, Feb. 4. 400 Meters7. Bas Van Leersum, 48.1544. Malik Metiver, 50.53 Also on the track, Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) lowered her personal best in the indoor 200 meters with a 22nd place time of 25.04 while Mykaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) finished 14th in the 3,000 meters with the fastest time of her career in 10:26.42. Meyo Invitational Results 800 Meters11. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.1713. Kayla Giuliano, 2:16.31 Triple Jump10. Taryn Rolle, 39-9.75 Print Friendly Version
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2018 will give Hardin County farmer Paul Ralston some of the best corn yields he has ever seen and the soybeans aren’t to shabby either. Brought to you by Fennig Equipment, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins jumps in for a corn harvest Cab Cam.
Your brain will answer any question you ask of it, which is why your mindset is critical to your success. When you ask your mind to provide you with a list of reasons you can’t do something, very much like a computer, it will generate an answer. The way you ask the question will provide you with a list you can use to absolve yourself of whatever outcome you are struggling to produce—or whatever work it is you hope to avoid.If you look for reasons you can’t do something, you will no doubt find them—and in more than adequate numbers.How to Fail Before You Even TryHave you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t I book meetings with my dream clients?” If you have asked yourself this question, without giving it any thought or taking any time, your brain responded with a long list of reasons. Here are a few that your mind will provide within seconds:No one answers their phone anymore (This, when no one is ever more than 12 inches from their phone).Millennials are different and don’t have phones (Not so different that they sit and stare at a ringing telephone without answering).Cold calling no longer works (Your cold calling may not work, but mine works perfectly).Buyers are buying the things they need without salespeople now (Maybe you aren’t paying attention to what’s going on all around you).The only thing that works is inbound marketing (Why isn’t your phone ringing, and why is there not an angry mob outside your door demanding you sell them something).Marketing should be generating leads and interest (there are many ways to grow old without reaching your potential, and this is undoubtedly one of them).The fact that none of these things are true doesn’t matter. The preponderance of the evidence is that millions of salespeople call and schedule meetings with their dream clients, many of them finding it easier now that so many of their peers and competitors have asked the very same question in this hypothetical and were returned a list very much like the one above.The very nature of the question you ask reveals your intentions. When you ask why you cannot do something, you intend to absolve yourself of responsibility. Your brain’s confirmation bias will allow it to seek information that confirms what you already believe. Had your intentions been different, you would have asked the question another way.Asking How Can I?Your brain is just as willing to answer the question as to how you might do something as it is the question as to why you can’t. It will seek answers that are more empowering when you ask how, making it a better question by the widest of wide margins. You might just easily ask the question, “How can I book more meeting with my dream clients?”You can increase the value you trade for your dream client’s time by creating value outside of your product or solution—even if they don’t ever buy from you. (If you want more meetings, you need to sell the meeting)You can improve the language you use when you call your dream clients (Some language choices are more powerful and more effective, and it never hurts to study the masters).You can increase the time you spend making calls and increase the number of calls you make (Sometimes the reason you struggle to produce a specific result is that you are not paying the price to have it).You can use a prospecting sequence that improves your dream client’s awareness of who you are and allows you to persist professionally. (One single call each quarter does not effective prospecting make).You could use additional methods, like asking for a referral or an introduction (It’s never a good idea not to try different ways of getting a meeting, as they all work).If something is possible for others, it is also possible for you. It can sometimes be challenging to overcome learned helplessness, a sense of powerless, and a lack of agency. One way to empower yourself is to ask yourself how you can do something instead of asking why you can’t. In either case, you will get an answer that will be true for you—even if it isn’t true for those who believe differently. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MERALCO 84 — Lanete 19, Caram 16, Hugnatan 12, Newsome 12, Ballesteros 7, Salva 5, Amer 4, Bono 4, Canaleta 3, Faundo 2, Sedurifa 0, Tolomia 0.GINEBRA 82 — J. Aguilar 20, Thompson 17, Slaughter 12, Mercado 10, Caguioa 6, Cruz 5, Tenorio 5, Devance 4, Mariano 3, Ferrer 0, Manuel 0.Quarters: 15-20, 45-38, 67-64, 84-82. AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Padda says Adamson ‘scared on defense’ vs Rondina, UST Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “It’s just a huge win for us and gave us another chance going to our last game against Magnolia,” said Black, who now shifts his focus on the Bolts’ last outing versus the Magnolia Hotshots in Cagayan de Oro. “It’s nice to be alive. We look forward to Saturday.”Garvo Lanete shot 3-of-8 from three to top Meralco in scoring with 19 markers while Anjo Caram had a career-best 16 points. Hugnatan and Newsome both wound up with 12.Aguilar paced Ginebra with 20 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Thompson flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, 13 boards, and five assists.The Gin Kings fell to an even 5-5 record after they squandered a 77-69 lead midway in the payoff period. Meralco staged a 12-3 run to grab an 81-80 lead at the 1:17 mark.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — Undermanned and all, Meralco leaned on an unlikely hero in Jason Ballesteros to come away with a 84-82 squeaker over Barangay Ginebra and stay in playoff contention in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Philippine Arena here.“Wow,” exclaimed Meralco coach Norman Black after his team created a three-way logjam at ninth with TNT and Blackwater at 4-6. “It’s just great effort from the guys just knowing the circumstances that had we lost today, we’re out of the tournament. The guys just came out there and played to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ballesteros faced the Gin King giants and made a good account of himself, hauling down a career-best 17 rebounds while also scoring the final three points for the Bolts in the final minute.The unheralded big man secured the offensive rebound after misses by Reynel Hugnatan and Chris Newsome before banking the go-ahead bucket, 83-82, with 36.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutScottie Thompson missed a floater on the other end, before Ballesteros once again grabbed another board before splitting his foul shots with 17.3 seconds to go.The Gin Kings muffed another opportunity after Japeth Aguilar misfired on his potential game-tying triple as the Bolts escaped with the win.