On cusp of PBA title, Ginebra stresses need to close out San Miguel in ‘do-or-die’ Game 6

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “You got to take the momentum, it’s always momentum when you win you know and I guess you’re doing things right because you’re not losing,” said Brownlee, who finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and four blocks.“You can’t be satisfied, though, so you have to come out knowing that we got to play better if we want to beat this team. Game 7s can go either way, you can play bad or you can play great. We don’t want to gamble with that.”Ginebra head coach Tim Cone summed it up perfectly.“We don’t want to go to a Game 7 with San Miguel. That team’s just too good and too explosive, and can put up 140 points in any given night,” said Cone, who is eyeing his 21st title.ADVERTISEMENT Ildefonso’s hot start helps Batang Gilas torch Lebanon in Fiba U18 Asian Championship ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 “We have a do-or-die game again on Wednesday, and that’s what our mindset should be against San Miguel, we can’t give them the chance of a Game 7,” said Tenorio in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“San Miguel is a difficult opponent to have so if we have a chance to finish everything on Wednesday then we have to do it,” added Tenorio, who had 15 points and five assists in Game 5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Two straight wins aren’t that much to count but in a series that could go either way, back-to-back wins are a difference-maker especially for a team, who dropped two consecutive games earlier in the title duel.Brownlee said they have to “embrace the momentum” they’re in and do everything they can to prevent a winner-take-all Game 7. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGame 5 finally saw the end of a strange trend that had the first four games of the finals series decided by 25 points or more.The pivotal Game 5 also marked Barangay Ginebra’s second straight win in the series for a 3-2 lead against San Miguel Beer, and LA Tenorio and Justin Brownlee have nothing else in mind but to finish the series in six.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

Jury finds massacre convict “Smallie”; “Catty” not guilty

first_imgMango man robbery-murderAfter more than a month of trial amid multiple adjournments, notorious gang member Mark Royden “Smallie” Williams and Sherwin Nero called “Catty” were both found not guilty of the 2007 murder of Kumar Singh called “Mango Man” who was shot dead after gunmen robbed his Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home. The jury’s decision was returned after several hours of deliberation at the High Court on Wednesday.Deceased: Kumar “Mango Man” SinghThe matter was presided over by Justice James Bovell-Drakes and Attorney Nigel Hughes defended the accused. Though they were absolved of this crime, the two are still returning to jail since “Smallie” was committed to death by hanging for the February 2008 Bartica massacre while Nero was remanded pending other matters before the court.They were implicated in the murder of “Mango Man” whilst executing a robbery on August 30, 2007, when the man’s relatives were visiting from neighbouring Suriname. During the trial, the jury had been told that an ex-police rank transported the duo from Kumar Singh’s home via horse cart which the defence argued was implausible. Singh was killed after gunmen stormed his premises and allegedly made off with cash and jewellery.When “Smallie” had taken the stand, he implicated Inspector Suraj Singh and other ranks of torturing him. His account to the jury was that upon his 2008 arrest, he was handcuffed, beaten and shocked into signing the police caution statement which he claimed was not freely given. Prosecutors Tameika Clarke and Tiffini Lyken led the State’s case.Mark Royden “Smallie” Williams and Sherwin Nero called “Catty” being escorted from courtThis long-delayed trial concerning “Mango Man’s” death was one of much contention and constitutional challenges that disallowed the case from moving forward on multiple occasions when called up at various Assizes. One such halt came in November 2017 when the duo made a second appearance before Justice Brassington Reynolds but the State was at that time prevented from laying the murder indictment against the duo. This was owing to a then pending matter that was before acting Chief Justice Roxane George, which was brought on by Defence Counsel Nigel Hughes on behalf of Nero. It had been contended that waiting nine years for a trial violates Article 144 of Guyana’s Constitution. Section 1 of the Article states: “If any person is charged with a criminal offence, then, unless the charge is withdrawn, the case shall be afforded a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial court established by law”.However, the “Mango Man” murder case did come up for High Court trial in June 2014 before another judge but was prevented from continuing owing to an objection by one of the accused. It was in July 2008 that the two suspects were initially charged for the capital offence but Williams’ brushes with the law extended beyond his February 2017 death sentence.In July 2017, he along with others staged a daring escape from the Camp Street Prison which housed death row inmates. During this ordeal which gripped the nation, Prison Officer Odinga Wickham was killed, and the Camp Street Prison was reduced to ashes. Williams was recaptured on October 9, 2017, on his way to Suriname. He was a passenger in a minibus which was intercepted at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice, by investigators.During the Bartica Massacre trial that predated his escape, Williams was identified as the one who handed a gun to gang leader Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins to shoot five persons at the Bartica Ferry Stelling, at close range. These five were among 12 persons who had been slaughtered whilst watching a game of 20/20 cricket. Among the dead were three policemen after the Bartica Police Station was shot at and invaded.last_img read more