James Yap hits 10,000 career points

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Maliksi understands Gilas cut: ‘Maybe next time I’ll get in’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap was left wide open from the left corner and the rest was history.Yap put his name in the record books on Saturday, cementing his status as one of the PBA’s best scorers after being just the 14th local player in league history to reach 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT The 35-year-old Yap is the first player to achieve the feat since Jerry Codiñera back in 2001.“I never really imagined myself getting all these awards,” said the Rain or Shine swingman, whose historic night was ruined after Meralco came away with an 89-73 win at Ynares Center here, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The charismatic Yap, who owns one of the prettiest shooting forms the league has ever seen, made his monumental shot with 49.3 seconds left in the third quarter.James Yap 10,000 career points. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/YeEB7dwfH1— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 29, 2017He was awarded with the game ball by commissioner Chito Narvasa at center court before the start of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “I just want to thank everyone who supported me especially to my fans,” he said. “It’s been 16 years since this happened. I was still in college then and I feel so blessed right now.”Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 12 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, joined an elite company led by the likes of legends Robert Jaworski, Philip Cezar, Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Atoy Co and Bogs Adornado.Greats Francis Arnaiz, Allan Caidic, Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa and Nelson Asaytono are also part of the club.Co was the first player to amass 10,000 while Alvin Patrimonio was the fastest player to do it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View commentslast_img read more

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DELIGHT FOR SUPER McLAUGHLIN AS LORETO CROWNED FAI SENIOR SOCCER CHAMPS

first_imgSUPER STRIKER Geraldine McLaughlin scored both goals for Loreto Secondary School on Tuesday as the Letterkenny side overcame Eureka Secondary School from Kells in the Umbro FAIS Senior Girls Final at Tolka Park.The playmaker, one of Donegal’s key GAA Ladies’ team players, was Loreto’s hat-trick heroine from their 3-2 semi-final victory over Ursuline from Sligo a fortnight ago and repeated the match-winning display in the final.All the goals arrived in the first half. Áine Bennett, Eureka’s goalscorer in their semi-final victory, fired them into a twelfth minute lead. She controlled a Shianne Swarres pass, cut back in from the right and drilled a low shot into the bottom left corner from an acute angle. McLaughlin began to assert her dominance in the middle and equalised nine minutes later.She put the finishing touch to a flowing move that involved Amy Thompson and Ciara Grant exchanging passes before finding McLaughlin who rattled the net with a rising shot from the edge of the penalty area.The midfielder inflicted more damage on the Meath school by netting the winner on 33 minutes. Her free-kick from just inside the Eureka half carried the required power to beat goalkeeper Jennifer Newman.Loreto thought they had extended their advantage five minutes from full-time when substitute Alice Diver smashed the ball home from twenty yards but the effort was disallowed for offside. LORETO SS: Mary B O’Donnell; Emer Gallagher, Maria Carr, Kaneshia McKinney, Nadine Crawford; Amy Thompson, Lauren Harper (Rose Boyle 75 mins), Ciara Grant, Natalie Sweeney (Alice Diver 52 mins); Marian Doherty, Geraldine McLaughlin.EUREKA SS: Jennifer Newman; Niamh O’Keefe, Rebecca Goodwin (Fagan h/t – Edwina Olwill 64 mins), Orlaith Duff, Roisin McFadden; Kellie Allen, Joanna Byrne, Jackie Kavanagh, Shianne Swarres; Leah Newman, Áine Bennett.REFEREE: Marie Ward (Dublin).DELIGHT FOR SUPER McLAUGHLIN AS LORETO CROWNED FAI SENIOR SOCCER CHAMPS was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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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