Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSurprisingly ranking just third among locals in rebounding with 7.8 boards per game, June Mar Fajardo shared that he doesn’t really mind his standing in the statistics.“It’s OK,” he said with a grin after San Miguel’s 112-101 victory over GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The three-time PBA Most Valuable Player has every reason to be satisfied, with the rest of the Beermen picking up the slack when it comes to the boards.Fajardo said that San Miguel has put on extra work on its team rebounding, thus the explanation for the rise of boards for its backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundTo wit, in the Beermen’s victory over the Batang Pier, Alex Cabagnot hauled down 10 rebounds, Chris Ross got six boards, and Marcio Lassiter had four.“We really worked out on that, that the rebounding won’t be the responsibility of the big men alone,” the 6-foot-10 giant said in Filipino. “I’m boxing out the opponent’s imports and their big men, so we really have to rebound as a team.” For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle San Miguel is sixth in the league when it comes to the boards, collecting 52.2 rebounds per game.Despite the slight dip in his numbers, Fajardo’s presence is still felt in the team, even if he fought through a stiff neck on Friday.The Cebuano behemoth finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the win, which helped the Beermen grab a top two seat going to the playoffs.Still, Fajardo said that work is just getting started as San Miguel braces for tougher competition in the quarterfinals.“We need to prepare ourselves because we’re facing stronger teams,” he said. “Intensity is bound to get a notch higher in the playoffs, so we have to program ourselves to be prepared.”ADVERTISEMENT Roach says Golovkin will KO Canelo Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
At a press briefing on Tuesday, candidates shifted their campaign to also focus on increasing revenue for the unions’ development plans. “What the game of rugby needs is to modernize the way the game is run to include sourcing for more revenue for instance, through merchandising and TV rights,” said acting secretary general, Paul Nyamondi, who is keen on clinching the post.Jack Okoth and Willy Ombisi are also in contention for the secretary’s seat alongside Nyamondi. Given the popularity of the sport that has risen steadily in the recent past, the exposure of the game was another driving point of the campaign with contestants promising to land broadcast rights to the game.“At the moment we are too dependent on sponsorship. The Kenya Premier League is earning close to Sh20m a year on TV rights, why not rugby?” quipped Sadik Makii who is eying the post of vice-chairman against Sasha Mutai and Fred Odhiambo.Sadik believes that with modern facilities the union can successfully host an IRB event in the next for four years since the union has the personnel, administration manpower and knowledge in making such a huge tournament a reality.Incumbent Henry Embuye and Gabriel Ouko will be seeking the Treasurer position.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya March 27- Contestants in Thursday’s Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) elections have entered into a pact to incorporate clubs in the running of the sport once voted into office.The posts of vice-chairman, secretary general and treasurer will be filled during the polls at the Union headquarters in Nairobi with the incumbent chair, Mwangi Muthee having his mandate facing the electorate next year.