Parks and Buso swapped penalties before a 71st-minute penalty from Gonzalo Garcia had the Italians within touching distance of their first victory. However, despite being below par, Connacht showed their resilience as Parks’ right boot ensured they finished on top at the end of a competitive encounter. Press Association Dan Parks kicked a late drop goal and penalty to guide Connacht to a battling 23-19 RaboDirect PRO12 win over Zebre at the Sportsground. Eoin McKeon’s first try for the province had Connacht ahead within two minutes, and Gavin Duffy also touched down for a 14-3 lead. But only a point separated the sides at the break, with Paolo Buso kicking his second penalty and converting Leonardo Sarto’s 31st-minute try.
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We notice that we were playing way too slow,” said BanKo veteran middle hitter Sue Roces in Filipino. “That’s not how we play. And that’s why we couldn’t pull away in the match.”Iriga-Navy, fresh from scoring its first win in the conference at the expense of winless Akari-Adamson, managed to keep the sets close but just could not wrap things up despite the efforts of veterans Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“So in the third set I told the team, ‘Hey let’s play quick,’ and that’s where we were able to control the third set,” added Roces. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Didal gets house, lot from NHA through PSC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo Perlas demolished Iriga-Navy, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, Wednesday at the start of the second round of eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The Perlas Spikers, using speed as their weapon of choice, thus halted their two-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments