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Cruz continues to show his worth for Gilas

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Carl Bryan Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOutshining his famed teammates, Carl Bryan Cruz continued to show why he’s part of Gilas Pilipinas as he delivered the biggest shots in the clutch on Friday.The former FEU banger drilled three crucial treys in the final five minutes to help the Nationals down Blackwater, 105-101, in a tune-up at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cruz, though, just wants to show his worth for the national team every practice and every game.“I want to prove to them that I’m deserving of my spot here and I want to show it that I’m putting in the effort,” he said.And so far, Cruz’ efforts are showing as Gilas Pilipinas prepares for the numerous international wars starting in the 2017 Jones Cup.“We’re improving individually and we’re also doing that on defense. I feel we, as a team, are progressing every game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jalalon tweaks ankle in Gilas tune-up a week before Jones Cup Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena But the hardworking forward said the credit for his 22-point outing goes to team’s system and it just so happened that he made the shots the defense was giving him.“I was playing with the flow of our offense. I’m in the right spot in the right time and I’m lucky that all of those went in,” he said in Filipino. “That’s the beauty of the dribble-drive, we’re always getting open.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCoach Chot Reyes agreed with Cruz’ assessment, nothing that the Alaska rookie’s role is similar to those of Ranidel de Ocampo in the past.“Carl plays the role of Ranidel de Ocampo in this team and he knows what’s expected of him. The key now for Carl is to be able to do that on a consistent basis. We also have to be able to rebound when he’s in because he’s not the tallest of the fours and he’s an undersized big man,” he said. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Shooters aim at boosting India’s medals tally further

first_imgThe Dr Karni Singh shooting range, India’s best medal hunting ground in the Commonwealth Games, is set to provide more successes for the host nation on the fifth day of competitions on Thursday.After having scooped up a bagful of medals, including several gold, the Indian shooters are all set to boost the country’s medals kitty further.Gurpreet Singh and Omkar Singh (10m air pistol-men), Lajjakumari Gauswami and world champion Tejaswini Sawant (50m Singles Rifle 3 Position-women), Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh (25m Rapid Fire Pistol-men) and Asher Noria and Ronjan Sondhi (Singles Double Trap-men) would be seen in action.India are looking up to star boxers Akhil Kumar (56kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg), for further medals, along with Amandeep Singh (46-49kg).The weightlifting arena, also among the most fruitful ones for the country, will see Sudhir Kumar (77kg) flexing his muscles.A lot of Indians are in fray in athletics that commenced yesterday with hopes resting on high jumper Hari Sankar Roy, new national sprint record setter Md Abdul Najeeb Qureshi (men’s 100m), seasoned Mandeep and Manjeet Kaur (women’s 400m).At the archery range the Indian compound men’s and women’s teams would also be trying to attain podium finish after qualifying for the semi finals.Women’s wrestling makes its debut today with events in 48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg and 72 kg freestyle and Greco-Roman styles.Competitions continue in tennis, table tennis, squash and badminton where a lot of Indian interest remains.- With PTI inputslast_img read more