Gilas with two injured big men as next Fiba window nears

first_imgMOST READ “I was told that Andray will be ready by February 1, so we’ll see if he can make it,” said Guiao. “That’s going to give us around three weeks to prepare with him but if he’s in shape when he gets here that’s going to be a big help.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ONE: Robin Catalan dominates Indonesian bet for unanimous decision win Almazan is nursing a sprained left ankle while Rosario suffered a broken nose during a tune-up game with NLEX right before the New Year.Rain or Shine’s center expressed his regret that he’s on the sideline with an injury instead of being in top shape for Gilas.“It’s disappointing because I was given a new chance to represent the Philippines and now I’m injured,” said Almazan. “I just hope I make it back in time.”Almazan stepped on Norbert Torres’ foot in practice and that fall aggravated his previous injuries on the same ankle.Guiao added that he can still change the pool of players for the next Fiba window especially now that he has the option of taking Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Big men Raymond Almazan and Troy Rosario are both sidelined due to injuries without concrete timetable for return, putting their participation in the national team’s crucial game against Qatar in Doha in peril.National team head coach Yeng Guiao knows they have to settle things quickly since their next game on Feb. 21 could very well determine if Gilas, who holds a 5-5 record and are in the fourth seed of Group F, advances to the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“There’s some things we need to settle, first is the injury to Raymond and we have to know exactly what his medical situation is including Troy,” said Guiao after his club team NLEX lost to Rain or Shine, 96-87, in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.“We have to determine if they can make it because if no, we have to think of replacements.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Ahead of a crucial stretch in the Fiba Basketball World Cup qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas is looking at a few bumps in its preparation.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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‘NOW WE’RE SUCKING DIESEL’!! DONEGAL MOTORISTS FILL UP AGAIN AFTER RATION SCARE

first_imgMOTORISTS were again allowed to fill up their tanks with petrol and diesel in West Donegal this afternoon after some garages had been forced to introduce rationing.Garages in West Donegal, especially in Gweedore and Gortahork, had been forced to limit customers to just €20 of fuel each.Many garages had run very low on fuel after treacherous roads prevented delivery trucks from Derry from making the journey. Eugene Gallagher from Gallagher’s Filling Station in Derrybeg had been hoping a tanker would arrive last Friday or Saturday and was forced to ration fuel until a delivery lorry arrived yesterday morning.“We were getting very low and we had to ration fuel. They were supposed to come out on Friday and Saturday but couldn’t make it because of the roads.“They eventually arrived earlier today but it took them five hours coming from Derry which would normally take them little more than an hour and a half,” he said.Another local garage owner Jimmy Sharkey from the Top Filling Station in Dungloe refused to ration his petrol saying he would rather run out than do that to his customers. “We were running very low but I just didn’t want to ration petrol when people took the time to come out and give us the business.“Thankfully the lads from Top Oil managed to get from Derry this afternoon and fill us up again,” he said.However Mr Sharkey warned that petrol and diesel could reach a record high for two years in the coming weeks.“The problem is that the Government are putting so many taxes on fuel that we are being forced to pass it onto the customer.“We don’t want to be doing this but we have been left with no choice,” he said. Fine Gael Deputy Dinny McGinley warned that more rationing is inevitable if the roads in West Donegal and the rest of the county are not treated properly.“We have been warning about this for the last number of days and now rationing has already hit. Thankfully the tankers managed to get here.“But the bottom line is that this should never have been allowed to happen if the roads of Donegal were treated with salt as they have been in many other parts of the country.“We need to take a drastic look at this situation and make sure it does not happen again. The winter is far from over,” he warned. Meanwhile Donegal County Council is due to receive a large supply of salt tomorrow (WED) or Thursday as a new shipment comes in from Tunisia.Ends‘NOW WE’RE SUCKING DIESEL’!! DONEGAL MOTORISTS FILL UP AGAIN AFTER RATION SCARE was last modified: December 21st, 2010 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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