Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brutal Game 1 loss ‘lit a fire’ in Beermen to even finals series, says Lassiter Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel’s blowout win over Barangay Ginebra wasn’t the only thing noteworthy in Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.Things got heated between the players on the court in a time when the Beermen already had the game in the bag.ADVERTISEMENT Santos wasn’t the only Beerman to get thrown out as it only took 13 seconds for Chris Ross to join him inside the San Miguel dugout.Ross was called for a technical foul for continuous complaining while Thompson was shooting his free throws and he got his second one when he got into a verbal tussle with Joe Devance.“I don’t think I deserve them but the referees called the technical so I’ll live with it,” said Ross, who finished with game with five assists and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 With the Beermen leading, 119-95, midway through the fourth, Arwind Santos hit Scottie Thompson’s gut at the 5:18 mark of the quarter.Santos’ hit earned him a trip to the locker room but the 2013 MVP decried the flagrant foul penalty 2 that was given to him.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’“The rules say that if you hit someone above shoulder, or when you have a closed fist, then, that’s when you will be given a flagrant 2,” said Santos in Filipino Sunday shortly after his ejection.“You guys can see what I did, and I’ve been playing this game for so long to know the difference,” added Santos, who left the game with 14 points, four assists, and two steals. “I was just trying to give a screen but what I got was an F2.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?
Dixon knows there is a lot of racing left, but said he is ready for the stretch run. “I’m going to go to Dallas and try and do well,” said Dixon, a Van Nuys High graduate and two-time Top Fuel champion for Don Prudhomme Racing. “It’s the same as what we’ve been doing for the last 20 races. You try to qualify and try to win rounds on race day, and if we do all of that then that puts us in position to be able to win another event. It’s pretty basic.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 With 38 career wins in the Top Fuel class, Dixon is tops among active drivers. Another win would put him in a tie for second all-time with Kenny Bernstein. But he is coming off a first-round elimination at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. “We didn’t have the result that we wanted at Joliet, but our car is going down the track on a consistent basis,” Dixon said. “It’s a predictable car. This car has been good since we brought it out going into Brainerd (Minn.) in August. I think I’ve got the best team behind me that I could ask for. My job is to get in the car and drive and try and bring back a win.” The races at Texas Motorplex originally were scheduled for Sept. 23-25, but were postponed because of Hurricane Rita. The season ends Nov. 3-6 at Pomona Raceway. Staff Writer Tim Haddock covers auto racing for the Daily News. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] With three races to go in the NHRA Top Fuel season, Larry Dixon is in the hunt for his third championship. He comes into this weekend’s races at Texas Motorplex near Dallas second in points, 205 behind Tony Schumacher. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!