first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet But the Chiefs drew strength from Kent Salado as they came to within 50-52 with a little over four minutes left.Calisaan and RK Ilagan joined forces to close out the game with a 13-6 burst, while Arellano’s Salado and Archie Concepcion lost their cool and were slapped with unsportsmanlike fouls.Marwin Taywan was also ejected for hitting Allyn Bulanadi’s head.Arellano, which overpowered Mapua, 91-82, also on Saturday, dropped to 1-1.Meanwhile, Perpetual Help would challenge the decision of the NCAA, which forfeited the Altas’ 69-65 win over St. Benilde on Tuesday for wearing the wrong uniform color.ADVERTISEMENT Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUnfazed by the home crowd, San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan stood tallest as the Stags overcame the Arellano Chiefs, 65-56, in a bruising encounter for their first victory in the 93rd NCAA basketball tournament at Arellano Gym in Manila.Hardly intimidated playing in hostile territory, Calisaan dished out a double double with 12 points and 13 rebounds apart from anchoring the Stags’ airtight defense that shut down the Chiefs down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The Las Piñas-based school is seeking to uphold the Altas’ victory over the Blazers because they were penalized twice— first with a technical free throw and later, a forfeiture order.“We’re still deliberating on it today (yesterday),” said NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glynn Ortega, O.A.R., of host San Sebastian.In a statement, Perpetual said it was surprised why commissioner Arturo “Bai” Cristobal and the Mancom allowed the game to push through.Even St. Benilde coach TY Tang agreed that “the game should have been over before it started.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I’m used to it,” said Calisaan, referring to the scenario of playing against the home crowd. “I grew up playing in inter-barangay and inter-town leagues which usually means playing against the crowd. But coach told us to continue playing aggressive, despite the foul trouble.”The Stags evened their card at 1-1, bouncing back from a 67-76 loss to the San Beda Red Lions in Saturday’s opener.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’“We knew we needed to really stepped up on our defense in the fourth quarter,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.Determined to take the crowd out of the game, the Stags got off to a rousing start by outscoring Arellano, 24-8, in the opening period of the first “NCAA on Tour” match this season. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

first_imgDonegal stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher have confirmed they are to open a sports shop in Letterkenny this Friday.It comes just a couple of weeks before the two men from Glenswilly take on Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.But the pair say that while their venture into the business world is exciting, all their efforts will first be put into overthrowing the Dubs at GAA headquarters. Donegal captain Murphy, 25, said he simply couldn’t allow the opportunity of opening up his own sports shop to pass him by.“Running a sports shop is something that I always had in the back of my mind, so when this opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t let it pass.“I asked Neil Gallagher to come on board as a director of the company, as I’ve known him for many years and he’s the first person I thought of when the opportunity arose.“While it’s good to be up and running, our primary focus for the moment is the All Ireland Semi Final, so we’re concentrating all of our energy and attention on that.’ And Michael’s close friend and club-mate, Neil Gallagher says the pair have already spent so much time in sports-shops buying sportgear that it’s a natural move to have one of their own!“It’s a natural fit for us and we’ve created the kind of sports’ store that we would love to shop in ourselves, focusing on excellent products, quality service and expert advice.“We’ve been planning this project for a while and have a great team in place, which means we’re free to concentrate on our training and preparation for the next game. That’s the most important thing for us at the minute.”The state-of-the-art store offers a wide range of leading brands across almost 7,000 sq feet of retail space. The shop will open its doors for the first time on Friday, 15th August at 10.00am. Customers can also shop online at www.michaelmurphysports.ieDedicated zones within the store ensure an easy to navigate, customer-centric environment. A custom-built golf section includes the northwest’s only golf simulator, giving customers access to cutting-edge technology to help improve their game. This is the perfect setting to book a golf lesson with the in-house professional.The footwear section includes a gait analysis machine to ensure each customer gets a perfectly tailored fit. The team room upstairs is a dedicated space for sporting clubs and associations to select the best gear for their needs.All the leading sports brands will be available in-store including O’Neills, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Puma, Mizuno and Canterbury together with the northwest’s only comprehensive stock of golfing brands. The golf offering includes Callaway, Ping, Taylormade, Titleist, Under Armour, Cobra, Footjoy, Clevland and Srixon.The Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure team offers specialist advice across a complete range of sporting disciplines. The shop caters for everybody, from professionals to amateurs, first timers, students, and those who simply want to be more active by getting outdoors. All sportswear can be personalised in-store while you wait. Along with the specialist advice required to get exactly the right product for their needs, customers can expect quality, convenience and value for money.The shop also features the largest trophy centre in the northwest with an extensive trophy and medal selection and an engraving service for schools, clubs and all sporting organisations. The new store will stock everything required for the upcoming big match, including jerseys, hats, flags and scarves.Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will open this Friday at Station Roundabout, Letterkenny.DONEGAL DUO SAY DUBS WILL COME BEFORE SELLING JERSEYS! was last modified: August 12th, 2014 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)Tags:donegalletterkennyMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghersports shoplast_img read more