AVK Wild Boys, Salam Brothers, IDB down rivals

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Updated 01 March 2013
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AVK Wild Boys, Salam Brothers, IDB down rivals

AVK Wild Boys of Jolli Tilo defeated Marhaba 65-57 in the JBL tournament at Bin Mafouz basketball court on Tahlia Street, Al Andalus District here.
AVK, using its patented running game, defused Marhaba defense in the final quarter. Boyce top-scored with 20 points for AVK Wild Boys and was adjudged as the Giordano best player of the game while RD Creencia scored 17 points for Marhaba.
This tournament is sponsored by Giordano Fashions (Ahmedullah), ABS-CBN — The Filipino Channel, Saudi Signs (Sam Adora), Al Haddaf Sportswear (Mohamed Bayoumi), Arab News and Arabian Food Supplies Catering Division (Ahmad Miri).
Salam Brothers White of Ali Lumanog beat Taqwa Brothers Green 67-58. Salam Brothers White displayed team work in the whole game as Taqwa Brothers Green missed their jumpers. Dawood Antonio and Mikael scored 21 points apiece for Salam Brothers White and were adjudged as the JBL best players of the game.
Islamic Development Bank of Omar Celis defeated Barangay Fame 63-57. IDB controlled the shading area in the fourth quarter as Barangay Fame committed some crucial turnovers. Erwin Malabed chipped in 21 points for IDB and was adjudged as the Saudi Signs best player of the game while John Ernest Gallano had 19 points for Barangay Fame.
Al Muhaidib of Robert De Guzman beat Al Mostaqbal Hospital 77-61. Al Muhaidib managed to control their offense in the whole game. Pabs Viscayno top-scored with 28 points for Al Muhaidib and was adjudged as the JBL best player of the game.
Thursday, ALJ Central Purchasing of Noel Sun defeated Saudi Diyar 85-62. Saudi Diyar, playing without their main man and scoring machine Gerald De Leon, tried hard to sustain its offense. ALJ Purchasing went to the open man in the final quarter for a higher percentage shots. MJ Dela Cruz top-scored with 16 points for ALJ Central Purchasing and was adjudged as the JBL best player of the game while Pelino had 10 points for Saudi Diyar.
El Khereji of Allan Macalinao beat NCB Quick Pay 94-72. Al Khereji caught NCB Quick Pay in its off night. Eric Zambale had 22 points for El Khereji and was adjudged as the Arab News best player of the game while Ibabao and Aris Aspa each scored 18 points for NCB Quick Pay.
Saudia Aviation of Andrew Masongsong won over SBG Sparks 80-70. SBG Sparks almost won the game but Saudia Aviation wisely played its offense to score its third win in five games.
Toyota Sequoia of Jimmy Abdullah Beltran defeated Awdah 82-68 to remain perfect after three games. Scores kept changing sides up to the third quarter. Toyota Sequoia applied man-to-man defense to halt Awdah offense. EJ Destresa top-scored with 15 points for Toyota Sequoia and was adjudged as the JBL best player of the game while Elmer Sanchez scored 27 big points for Awdah.


Iranian fans attempt to disrupt Portugal’s sleep at hotel

Updated 25 June 2018
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Iranian fans attempt to disrupt Portugal’s sleep at hotel

  • Hundreds of Iranian fans spent several overnight hours surrounding the hotel where Portugal’s national team is based
  • Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by Portuguese TV RTP late at night by the window using gestures to ask the Iranian fans to be silent

SARANSK: Hundreds of Iranian fans spent several overnight hours surrounding the hotel where Portugal’s national team is based, making loud noises in an attempt to disrupt their opponents’ sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday.
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by Portuguese TV RTP late at night by the window using gestures to ask the Iranian fans to be silent, but Monday morning there were still a few dozen of them playing loud music near the hotel in the Saransk city center.
Iran can only advance to the next stage of the World Cup if it beats the European champions. Portugal only needs a draw, but also aims to take the top position in Group B ahead of Spain.
Saransk police said they received their first calls about the noise about 11 p.m. Sunday, when a first wave of Iran fans arrived and started singing outside the hotel. That forced Ronaldo to show up, which convinced supporters to leave.
Then a second wave came and did not stop making noise for several hours. Police then blocked roads nearby, but the main avenue across the hotel was still open, which allowed Iran fans to keep their effort in smaller numbers.
Iran fan and IT consultant Mehdi Fayez arrived Monday morning after reading messages from supporters saying they needed to trouble Portugal to stand a better chance of winning the match.
“I love Ronaldo, I love Portugal, but this is a big game. We have to do all it takes,” a still joyful Fayez said, as he held an Iranian flag on the back of his head.
Montreh Fayoud, one of the several Iranian women that are attending their first World Cup, disagreed.
“We were coming back from dinner and saw all these Iranians here. When I found the reason, I decided to leave,” she said.
At about noon on Monday Portugal players had a quick walk around the hotel, but it is uncertain whether they will walk around the city as they did before other matches in Russia.