Taggart, Belasco draw fines for scuffle

first_imgRain or Shine import Shawn Taggart and Phoenix Petroleum assistant coach Nic Belasco have been fined by the Office of the PBA Commissioner for the scuffle they were involved in before the Holy Week break in a game won in come-from-behind style by the Elasto Painters.The exact amount of fines will be revealed on Tuesday morning, when the Commissioner’s Office makes its decision public, though, according to a source, it would not be that staggering.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jeff Chan was the hero of that game, where the Painters clawed back from deficits of as large as 17 points to snap a two-game losing streak. The southpaw gunner was named as the Player of the Week by the Press Corps.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manio rules Diesel race; Ararao tops Quick 8 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 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 SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoscenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Both personalities will also escape suspensions, even if Taggart swung at Belasco and tagged the Phoenix deputy coach in the head after their game last Wednesday.Rain or Shine pounded out a 96-94 decision of the Fuel Masters in an ending so tense that Belasco and Taggart got into a trash-talking match and later on decided to settle the issue right at midcourt after the final buzzer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCommissioner Chito Narvasa did not divulge the amount of the fines with the source saying that: “There will definitely be no suspensions.”Belasco, a former hard-nosed defender with several teams, had apologized to Narvasa immediately after the game after the commissioner had called him for a meeting at the league’s Smart Araneta Coliseum office. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img