Cargo Movers, Blaze Spikers open PSL Invitational title series

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith F2 Logistics having all hands on deck this time, including its head coach, the Cargo Movers on Thursday open their best-of-three series with Petron for the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference title as the slight favorites.The Blaze Spikers will come into the 7 p.m. game at Filoil Flying V Centre with top hitter Frances Molina still hurting, which could greatly tilt the balance of power especially with Ramil de Jesus back coaching the Cargo Movers.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 De Jesus took a leave from the team in the Grand Prix earlier this year because of duties with La Salle in the UAAP.“The team had its shortcomings in the last Grand Prix,” said De Jesus, who acted as consultant to head coach Arnold Laniog in that conference.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’“[And] if they (Cargo Movers) will not give their full effort and play well, we will get the same result like we had in the Grand Prix,” De Jesus, who has the core of his La Salle team forming the F2 nucleus, went on.“If they are thirsty for this title, the players have to show it inside the court.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Clarkson, Standhardinger in Asiad lineup unlikely Shaq Delos Santos, meanwhile, believes that the mere presence of Molina alone can inspire the rest of the team. He also said that Molina, who has an injured shin, will be ready when called upon.“It all boils down to the heart of the players because both teams are good skillwise and the coaches have their respective game plans,” said Delos Santos, who has a 2-1 edge in title series wins over De Jesus.“Ces (Molina) is hurt, but she’s ready to go,” said Delos Santos, who will be squaring off with F2 for the fourth straight conference.Meanwhile, Smart-Army and Cignal collide at 4:15 p.m. for the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more