Haunted by last year’s botched shot vs Ateneo, Arvin Tolentino makes up for it big time

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I remembered what happened last year, and last year we had a chance to go to the finals,” said Tolentino in Filipino. “That wasted opportunity, that last shot, it still haunts me and that’s what I was thinking about earlier and I told myself ‘never again.’”And Tolentino made good on his promise when his soul-crushing three-pointer with 3.1 seconds left was like a blazing spear that struck the collective hearts of the Green Archers.What made the blow even harder for De La Salle was FEU were able to go on a 7-2 run that started with just 1:28 to play.Whether it was fate or just sheer coincidence, Tolentino found himself with a crazy amount of daylight after La Salle’s defense collapsed to the paint in an attempt to trap Barkley Eboña, who rolled to the basket after giving a pick for Jasper Parker to go through.Justine Baltazar tried to scramble and challenge Tolentino’s shot but the distance between the two big men was just too much and FEU’s star forward was able to knock down, arguably, the biggest shot of his collegiate career.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last year, Tolentino botched what could’ve been the game-winner in the Tamaraws’ do-or-die match against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Final Four. The Blue Eagles, who went on to win the title, won 88-84 in overtime.That haunting memory lingered in Tolentino’s mind but the sweet-shooting forward was able to exorcize his demons with his team back on the brink of elimination.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: FEU crashes UAAP Final Four party, eliminates De La Salle for no. 4Tolentino nailed the game-winning three-pointer to send Tamaraws to the Final Four after with a 71-70 win over De La Salle in the fourth place playoff Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LATEST STORIES It was exactly 364 days ago when Arvin Tolentino missed his chance to become one of the many heroes who has worn Far Eastern University’s colors.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments PH Azkals near Suzuki Cup semis after holding Thailand to 1-1 stalemate Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I just want to give everything to FEU and this could’ve been our last game and I was just thinking that I won’t waste this opportunity and I won’t waste the sacrifices of my teammates,” said Tolentino who finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

‘Huge offer’ made, solid CB found and more Man United rumours

first_img 7 Pedro: Barcelona and Spain forward on brink of Old Trafford move – click the yellow arrow, above, right, to see more Man United transfer news – The Sun also report that Pedro is on the verge of joining United in a £20m deal and the recent friendly against Roma was his chance to say goodbye to Barca’s fans. Guillem Balague appeared to confirm this when he told talkSPORT: “Barcelona are very, very, very clear: ‘Give us €30m and you can take him.’” Harry Kane: Striker could be lining up AGAINST Tottenham on 8 August! Click the yellow arrow, above, right, to see more Man United transfer news – During Spurs’ 2-0 pre-season friendly win against Milan, the commentator claimed Kane was not in the squad due to a “huge offer” from Man United. Hmmm, we shall see! There may still be some new arrivals at Old Trafford.And here, talkSPORT looks at the possible players who could join manager Louis van Gaal’s new look Man United side.Angel Di Maria has finally sealed his move away to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, with more exits a possibility, too.DI MARIA TRANSLATOR: ‘PSG ARE A BIGGER CLUB THAN UNITEDClick the yellow arrow, above, right, to see the latest Man United transfer news and rumours. 7 Nicolas Gaitan: Creative chief on his way? Click the yellow arrow, above, right, to see more Man United transfer news – According to Portuguese publication, Record, Gaitan, a long time Man United target, is finally on his way to the club. The creative attacker has played for Benfica since 2010, but after the upcoming Portuguese Super Cup clash against rivals Sporting, the 27-year-old Argentine could be on his way. 7 Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper waiting to take De Gea’s place – click the yellow arrow, above, right, to see more Man United transfer news – If David De Gea does eventually join Real Madrid, L’Equipe say Man United will make a move for France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Tottenham, however, will not sell him cheaply given the 28-year-old only signed a five-year contract last summer. 7 7 7 7 Javier Hernandez: Striker to score goals elsewhere – click the yellow arrow, above, right, to see more Man United transfer news – The Times have reported that West Ham want striker Javier Hernandez. However, the player is said to want the £12m asking price lowered, with Tottenham circling, according to the Star. Meanwhile, Adnan Januzaj is wanted on loan by Sunderland. Gareth Bale: Real Madrid not moving even for £100m – click the yellow arrow, above, right, to see more Man United transfer news – In the Sun recently it was claimed that United had submitted two bids worth around £100m for Bale, however, speaking to talkSPORT, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague said there is no way Bale will move. “It’s not going to happen,” he said. “He will play more centrally, next to Ronaldo, to see how that works.” Pepe: Real Madrid defender to continue stellar career away from Bernabeu – A solid centre-back is what Man United fans have been calling out for and they don’t come much harder than Real Madrid stopper, Pepe. Some feel his approach is on the dirty side, but he has been a stalwart of the Spanish side since 2007 and the 32-year-old has a wealth of experience. Pepe has apparently fallen behind Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane under manager Rafael Benitez and a move away could tempt him, say the Mirror.last_img read more