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Australia beats Gilas in Asian World Cup Qualifiers

Mitchell Creek had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Australia in an 84-68 victory over Philippines in the World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Thursday.

Creek’s defense and strength inside the rim paid dividence for Australia as it prevailed against the high-octane performances of Gilas Pilipinas. With a tight start, the Australians started to pull away in the last three minutes of the second quarter as they ended up having a 37-32 lead.

Cameron Richard Gliddon scored 16 points and he also shot 4 of 6 from outside the arc while Kevin Lisch added also 16 points.

The Philippine team started it right as the competively traded baskets through leadership of June Mar Fajardo who scored 15 points. Matthew Wright scored nine points to help Gilas Pilipinas in a losing cause.

Gilas Pilipinas couldn’t sustain their aggressiveness in the second half as the Austalians tighten the defense. Andrew Blatche scored only eight points for the Philippines. Blatche also grabbed seven rebounds but his performance was not enough for Gilas to beat Australia.

Gilas now has a 2-1 record in Group B while Australia stood as the only undefeated team with a 3-0 card.

“All we wanted to do is to compete. And I felt we were able to do that, we competed, we competed hard. But it’s hard coming to the ball game when you’re also thinking of the next game,” said Gilas head coach Chot Reyes of their upcoming battle against Japan.

Watch Now! Trump vs Clinton debate live stream: start time, tv channel schedule

With polls and points favouring Hillary Clinton, it could be a tough night for Donald Trump when facing Clinton for the second presidential debate starting Sunday 9th October 2016 at 9 PM Eastern, at the venue Washington University St. Louis Missouri.

People can catch second presidential debate on all major channels CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN and to watch online check out NBC News’ YouTube page and on Twitter. Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV will have free Live-streaming.

More than 84 Million watched first presidential debate but the second one is expected to reach Superbowl numbers (110 Million). The no break 90-minute debate will be hosted by ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and both candidate are responsible to answer questions coming from audience.

The first half of the questions in second presidential debate will be asked by citizen participants said bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. The Second half of the debate will be “based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources.”

Both candidates will be given two minutes to respond on the questions asked and host will take it to a deeper discussion for one more minute. The committee is selecting non-biased voters to take part in the town hall discussion.

If we consider the poll average, the first presidential debate shows Clinton ahead by 5.1 % nationwide. While, earlier this week, the polling averages revealed by commission from five polls for second debate got Clinton at 44.8% and Trump at 40.8%. First debate clearly got Clinton winning, so we can expect Trump to be more sophisticated handling the second debate. Trump should also be looking to regain on some of the ground he lost after that highly vulgar image-damaging tape from 2005 released on Friday.

Donald Trump issued another video on Saturday on apologizing for what said earlier, but also said his conduct towards women was not as miserable as it was of Bill Clinton. The tape also caused several Republican lawmakers and Mike Pence to call for Trump to quite the election race, but a recent tweet from Trump stated – “I will never drop out of the race, will never let my supporters down!”