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Richmond has kept its hopes of another flag alive with a stunning comeback win over the Brisbane Lions.

After trailing by as many as 42 points in the second quarter, and by 36 at the main break, the Tigers stormed home to secure a 15.14 (104) to 14.13 (97) win.

It was Brisbane’s 11th consecutive loss at the MCG, a troubling statistic which could hurt the Lions during the finals series, and maybe even on grand final day.

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A blistering third quarter saw Richmond whittle the lead down to within two goals, before Daniel Rioli’s 50-metre effort put the Tigers in front for the first time, as the clock ticked down into the final 10 minutes.

The teams exchanged behinds after a Lions goal was disallowed, before Tom Lynch’s fourth major of the afternoon sealed the deal.

Noah Cumberland had five majors, a fitting redemption arc for the forward after his blunder on the siren last week resulted in Richmond’s game against Fremantle ending in a draw.

The win puts Richmond in ninth place, just half a win behind St Kilda for the last finals spot, and the Tigers will face Port Adelaide, Hawthorn and Essendon in their final three games – all of whom are out of finals contention.

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Brisbane had a chance to go as high as second on the ladder with a win, but remains in fifth spot by virtue of an inferior percentage to the Swans, with both teams on 13 wins.

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Exclusive: PVL: Alyssa Valdez set for tests after hurting right knee in Creamline’s bronze win – TalkOfNews.com

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MANILA, Philippines — Creamline is holding its breath as Alyssa Valdez is set to undergo an MRI right after the team copped the bronze medal in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Tuesday at Philsports Arena.

Tournament Director Tonyboy Liao bared to the reporters that Valdez went to Makati Medical Center after she hurt her right knee in Creamline’s 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21 victory over Chery Tiggo to complete a sweep of the bronze medal series.

The three-time PVL MVP’s right knee hit the floor hard while going for a dig when Creamline was leading 6-3 in the third. She was carried off the court by her teammates and coaching staff and was ruled out of the match with 10 points. Rose Vargas was fielded for Valdez.

Valdez was offered to go the hospital right away but opted to stay and support her teammates from the bench while her knee was wrapped in ice. She was able to walk with a knee immobilizer after the game.

Coach Sherwin Meneses said they’re hoping for the best as they will get the results of her MRI either Tuesday evening or Wednesday.

“Hindi ko pa alam e. Nakita ko siya nakakalakad naman pero ‘di ko rin masasagot pa e, siguro later or tomorrow malalaman na yun. Nakakalakad naman so hopefully walang serious injury,” said Meneses after the game.

(We don’t know yet. We can’t answer that right now. Maybe we’ll learn it later or tomorrow. But I saw her walking after the game. Hopefully, it’s not a serious injury.)

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Tots Carlos admitted they missed the presence of their team captain inside the court but everyone from their team  was ready to step up. The two-time MVP led the all-Filipino Creamline with Yeliz Basa sitting out due to a nagging injury as she erupted for 19 points to give her team a bronze medal after a shattered Grand Slam bid.

“Alyssa has a huge impact on us even when it comes to cheering us, in terms of setting the mood and lifting up our morale. But like what coach said, whoever enters the court should be ready because we go through the same training, same drills, and same system. When we lose a player, another one will step up,” said Carlos in Filipino.

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TOKYO —Japan supporters lamented the team’s 3-1 penalty shootout loss to Croatia at the World Cup in Qatar, crushing their nation’s dream of advancing to the quarter-finals.

Some Samurai Blue fans watched the match in a Tokyo sports bar, undeterred by the rain and a midnight start. They booked their seats at the bar in hopes of witnessing Japan reach the last eight for the first time, but were sorely disappointed.

“My mind went blank … I had no emotion whatsoever,” 21-year-old university student Shun Hasegawa said on Tuesday with tears welling up in his eyes as he described the moment Japan lost the shootout.

“The match was decided by a penalty kick, so it was a 50-50 chance for Japan to win or lose. I think penalty shootouts are a bit like a random draw … it’s just so frustrating to think that there was a 50% chance that Japan could have won,” he added.

Fans in turn clutched at their hair and whelped with joy as they watched Japan open the scoring through Daizen Maeda in the 43rd minute, before an equalizer by Croatia’s Ivan Perisic left the two teams deadlocked at 1-1 until the penalty shootout.

Spot kicks by Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and Maya Yoshida were all kept out by Croatia’s Dominik Livakovic. Ultimately, a stunned silence fell when the Croatians secured the win as Mario Pasalic sent Japan keeper Shuichi Gonda the wrong way.

“It was so fun to watch from start to finish, and it really left an impression on me,” said 35-year-old Ryosuke Kabe.

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“Every single player put everything they had on the line. It was moving to watch them all fight with everything they had.”

The Samurai Blue had staged a stunning turnaround against Spain to reach the knockout rounds for the fourth time by topping their group after they started the tournament with a comeback win over Germany before losing to Costa Rica.

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