IAAF snub a threat to Blake rule?

first_imgBEIJING, China:Dr Warren Blake’s handle on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) leadership may have loosened a bit after he failed in his bid to secure a spot on the IAAF Council during yesterday’s Congress in Beijing ahead of the 15th instalment of the IAAF World Championships.JAAA general secretary, Garth Gayle, who was the only member from the association, who was successful in gaining a foothold in track and field’s corridor of power after being elected to the Technical Committee, has distanced himself from any future attempt at the JAAA throne, but there will be many suitors come next year, when elections are due.”I am very comfortable with the president that we now have, but as you know, I am a school principal. But I am very comfortable with the contribution I am making to date. These two additions, while it won’t take away too much from my day-to-day duties, I would not want to go any further at this moment,” declared Gayle, who was also recently elected to Council of the North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Association.Blake, who tallied 51 votes from a possible 209 in the second round of voting, fell just short of the ninth and final available spot by four votes.Though admitting disappointment, Blake congratulated Gayle on his achievement and insisted that Jamaica remains influential in the global athletics arena, despite the fact that only one of the four members up for election yesterday was given the nod by the community.”We did well to get one on because quite a number of countries have not been represented at all at the international level. I was definitely expected to get on because of the promises that had been made and the alliances, but it did not turn out that way,” said Blake afterwards. “We had 39 members vying for nine positions, so it was going to be a difficult position from the beginning.”Blake, who earlier this year declared Jamaica’s support for Sebastian Coe, who replaced the outgoing Lamine Diack in the presidential race over Sergey Bubka, said: “I think Jamaica’s position still remains strong because we were able to get the president elected, and that was the first order of business. Get a president elected that is favourable to you and you can get things going from there.”Coe, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner at the Olympic Games, became the IAAF president after securing a 115-92 majority win over Bubka (187), with the Ukrainian then being joined by Dahlan Al Ahmad (Qatar 159), Cameroon’s Hamas Kalkara Malbout (115) and Cuba’s Alberto Juantorena (111) rounding off the four vice-president spots.Deon Hemmings-McCatty and Alan Beckford also failed to get the requisite votes for spots on the women’s and cross county committees.”We have been pushing for his (Gayle’s) representation internationally, and Garth is a highly recognised technical officer, so it’s really good that he got on to the technical committee and I am really happy for that. At least we will be well represented where making rules and regulations are concerned going forward,” added Blake.Gayle, who himself picked up 73 of 208 votes to secure one of 12 spots on the Technical Committee, was also thankful and says he is ready to hit the ground running.”I am elated and happy that the members of the IAAF family could find it fit to give me their vote of confidence. It’s now for me to do Jamaica proud, NACAC as well, and also the 216 members (federations),” said Gayle.He becomes the first Jamaican to hold a position on the IAAF since the late Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, who died while serving as NACAC president and IAAF Council member in 2013.There have been whispers inside the JAAA that a challenge to Blake’s leadership will be coming at the next opportunity, with the administrator who replaced Howard Aris – who died in the post in 2011 as JAAA president – said to be under threat.It is believed that a spot on the IAAF Council would have further strengthened his position, but it’s now left to be seen whether or not a challenge will take shape in the coming months.last_img read more

Experienced Saints retain 50-Overs title

first_imgCaptain of St Catherine CC Danza Hyatt has pin-pointed experience as the main reason why they were able to beat the University of The West Indies (UWI) in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Overs Championship at Sabina Park on Monday. The final, which represented the first time a competitive day-night national fixture was being played at the venue, saw St Catherine coming away victors by 28 runs. St Catherine, after winning the toss and electing to take first strike, posted a challenging 261 for seven off their allotted overs, before restricting UWI to 233 with 13 balls remaining. The Garwaine Johnson-coached St Catherine were claiming the title for the second time in consecutive years, and third overall. “It was a really good effort by UWI. However, I believe, in the end, the experience of our players pulled us through,” remarked Hyatt. “We lost early wickets when we batted. However, the experience of Gavin (Wallace) and Wayne (Morgan) and later Darnell McCallum gave us very a good total.” Electing to bat on a good track, St Catherine lost their first two wickets with only 15 runs on the board. The wickets were of their two West Indies batsmen, Hyatt and Barbadian Kirk Edwards. Opener Hyatt was dismissed caught without scoring by fast bowler Christopher Powell, while Edwards was adjudged leg before wicket for four, also off Powell. However, through opener Shacaya Thomas and Lambert, who put on 45 for for the third wicket before being dislodged for 27 and 25, respectively, the ‘Saints’ staged a comeback, which was later completed by Wallace, Morgan and McCallum. Wallace stroked an attractive 41; all-rounder Morgan scored 52; while wicketkeeper McCallum, with a few lofty blows towards the death, ended unbeaten on 53. Powell finished with two for two for 55. UWI, in their response, also started shakily, losing the wicket of their influential captain, Paul Palmer Jr, leg before wicket without scoring off the bowling of Brian Buchanan in the third over. However, thanks to Nicholas Walters (49), Jonathan Solomon (38), Chrishna Graham (31), and Rovman Powell (27), they were able to get themselves within striking distance. Brown was involved in two controversial incidents on his follow-through and entangling with the batsmen. The last appeared deliberate. It drew the ire of the crowd after it resulted in Omar Samuels (nine) being run out, with 30 runs needed off 17 balls, and the UWI tail gathering momentum. Brown ended with three for 42 off 8.5 overs, with off-spinner Pete Salmon, two for 41, and pacer Morgan, two for 42, providing good support. “Congrats to St Catherine; they played a very good game,” conceded Palmer Jr. “We kept on fighting when it mattered. This, however, was our second season; and for us to make the final is a good feat.” SAINTS’ COMEBACKlast_img read more

Humble Lion climb to fourth in RSPL

first_img – Harbour View 3 Arnett Gardens 0 – Boys’ Town 0 Tivoli Gardens 3 – Humble Lion 2 Cavalier 0 – Portmore United 1 UWI FC 1 – Waterhouse 3 FC Reno 2 – Rivoli United 4 Montego Bay United 2 Yesterday’s results Humble Lion tagged Cavalier 2-0 at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon yesterday and moved into fourth spot in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Kevon Reid netted a brace in the 37th and 56th minutes to lift Humble Lion to 47 points, just one ahead of new boys, the UWI FC, as the teams battle for the fourth and final play-off spot in the semi-finals. Portmore United and UWI FC battled to a 1-1 draw at Juici Park in Clarendon. The Portmore team secured the $1 million incentive for the team that ends the preliminary stage on most points. With one set of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Portmore have an unassailable 61 points, ahead of Arnett Gardens (57) and Montego Bay United (56). All three are already assured of play-off spots. At the other end of the table, Waterhouse stayed alive after a 3-2 win against Reno at Waterhouse Stadium. Waterhouse earned three valuable points courtesy of goals by Kemar ‘Bushy’ Beckford in the 26th minute, Deandre Brown (37th) and Kenroy Howell (66th). Renario Downswell scored both goals for the losers in the 40th and 82nd minutes. Waterhouse remained at the bottom of the 12-team league on 31 points, behind Cavalier (33), Rivoli United (33), and Reno (34). The two teams finishing in 11th and 12th positions will be relegated after next Sunday’s final round in the preliminary stage.last_img read more

City remain on top

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Pep Guardiola is already making history at Manchester City.By beating Bournemouth 4-0 in the English Premier League yesterday, City opened a season with eight straight wins for the first time in the club’s 136-year existence. Five of those have come in the league and the other three in the Champions League.City are averaging more than three goals a game under Guardiola, who has turned the team into an irresistible attacking unit.And surely title favourites.It was a stroll against Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium, with Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring in the first half before Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan added goals in the second. There were audible gasps from City fans relishing the silky passing and build-up play of what’s shaping to be the most entertaining team in the club’s history.first chanceThere’s also intelligence behind the excellence. Iheanacho said City noticed in its research for the game that Bournemouth’s players jump in the wall at free kicks on the edge of the area. So when De Bruyne got his first chance, he rolled his effort underneath the line of jumping visiting players and into the net.That got City rolling in the 15th minute – and De Bruyne played a part in the other three goals, too. The Belgium midfielder split Bournemouth’s defence with through-balls in the build-up to the goals of Iheanacho and Sterling before saving his best pass until last.The timing and weight of his angled pass to the onrushing Gundogan was perfect, and the Germany midfielder marked his Premier League debut by slotting his finish into the corner.Guardiola said De Bruyne was one of the best players he has managed, adding: “(Lionel) Messi is on a table on his own. Kevin is there with the rest.”City were one of three teams to score four goals as Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion also enjoyed big wins on a high-scoring day of 22 goals in five games in the league.HULL 1 ARSENAL 4It’s been a good week for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.The Chile international scored a goal in each half to inspire Arsenal’s third straight league win, four days after grabbing a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Having a penalty saved blotted Sanchez’s performance against Hull and manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering why Sanchez took the kick ahead of the usual penalty-taker Santi Cazorla. Arsenal have had four penalties this season, scoring two and missing two.Theo Walcott and Granit Xhaka scored Arsenal’s other goals, with Robert Snodgrass replying for Hull with a penalty that made it 2-1 in the 79th. Hull played more than half the game with 10 men after Jake Livermore was sent off for two bookings, the second for a handball in the area that earned Arsenal a penalty.LEICESTER 3 BURNLEY 0It was some Premier League debut for Islam Slimani.The Algeria striker scored twice as Leicester eased past Burnley with a second straight 3-0 win, having beaten Club Brugge by that score in the Champions League on Wednesday.Slimani is Leicester’s record signing after joining from Sporting Lisbon in August for $33.5 million and looks to have established himself as the first-choice partner for Jamie Vardy.Ben Mee’s own goal rounded off a second league win of the season for the champions.Other results: Everton 3 Middlesbrough 1; West Brom 4 West Ham 2.last_img read more

Past The Finishing Post

first_imgTrack: Good Weather: FineCASH POT “RAKE” TROPHYRace 1 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #2 FIERY PATH BebHarvey2 54.02. #7 FREE RANGE RLahoe 53.0 1-3/4L3. #5 LEILANI JInnis3 48.0 5-1/2L4. #4 HOMECOMING AChatrie 54.0 2LLate scratch : #1 LITTLE PRINCEWIN: $72.00Final Time : 1:29.0 Splits : 24.1, 48.1, 1:14.1,Winner : 4yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL – MINERVATrainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner : DONOVAN PLUMMERBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $152.00 Ex: $191.00Trifecta: $230.00CASH POT “BONANZA” TROPHYRace 2 1300 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP – NW31. #1 FIX IT UP VNajair 52.02. #4 STORMONTHESEA RHalledeen 57.0 Head*3. #2 LEIGHTON REID DDawkins2 55.0 4-1/2L4. #9 SONGS OF FREEDOM RMcNaughton 53.5 8LWIN: $239.00PLACE: $129.00, $97.00, $69.00Final Time : 1:23.0 Splits : 23.4, 47.4, 1:14.2,Winner : 4yo filly – URBAN KING – LA CHAISETrainer : PHILLIP LEE Owner : JANET NAJAIRBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $912.00 Ex: $2,096.00D/E: $501.00Superfecta: $8,738.00CASH POT “LIVE IT” TROPHYRace 3 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. #8 DYSFUNCTIONAL OWalker 53.02. #4 DUSSELDORF RMcNaughton 51.5 2L3. #2 BLUE PEPSI LINKS HPottinger2 50.0 2-1/24. #9 SUNDANCE RHalledeen 54.0 4LWIN: $141.00PLACE: $85.00, $282.00, $111.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 27.1, 52.0, 1:15.3, 1:42.2Winner : 3yo b colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – LUSCIOUSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : BITTER SWEETBred by JEFFREY MORDECAIQu: $832.00 Ex: $1,051.00D/E: $1,094.00Superfecta: $6,383.00Rolling Triple: $2,265.00CASH POT “PLAY IT” TROPHYRace 4 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #6 PRINCE KAMALI BebHarvey2 53.02. #2 PHOTOGENIC PFrancis 52.0 1/2L3. #7 BIG AL DDawkins2 52.0 2-3/4L4. #4 PERFECT ASSET JInnis3 49.0 2-1/4L5. #9 CODED CITIZEN HPottinger2 51.0 8L6. #8 DONOFTHETOWN RPaige 54.0 1/2LWIN: $100.00PLACE: $55.00, $56.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.3, 47.1Winner : 3yo gr/rn colt – RISING MOON – BRIGHT CHAPELTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : I & R RACINGBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $204.00 Ex: $362.00D/E: $262.00Trifecta: $98.00Hit-6: $2,172.00Rolling Triple: $3,732.00CASH POT “SPRINT” TROPHYRace 5 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #5 FORT KNOX ISpence 53.02. #2 AKASH SEllis 54.0 2-1/2L3. #6 FIRST SELECTION BebHarvey2 53.0 7-1/2L4. #7 FLOWERS THIRTY AndreePowell4 51.5 1LDNF #9 SECRET STAR RPaige 52.5 99/1WIN: $67.00PLACE: $57.00, $66.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.1Winner : 2yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – PUREJOYTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : CLOVIS METCALFEBred by CLOVIS METCALFEQu: $202.00 Ex: $238.00D/E: $175.00Superfecta: $663.00Rolling Triple: $538.00CASH POT “WIN IT” TROPHYRace 6 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #13 MAJOR FORCE AndreePowell4 51.0 8/1 465.00 185.002. #9 RUNNING STAR AChatrie 53.0 7/2 4 119.003. #6 TWILIGHT CAT LSteadman2 53.5 61/1 2 708.004. #12 LEEKOUT SEllis 56.0 *4/5 31/25. #5 DAN DAN JInnis3 52.0 6/1 NeckWIN: $465.00PLACE: $185.00, $119.00, $708.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 24.1, 47.2, 1:13.1Winner : 3yo gr colt – NASHEET – GALLANT GIRLTrainer : ANTHONY FERGUSON Owner : ANTHONY FERGUSONBred by ANTHONY FERGUSONQu: $906.00 Ex: $2,123.00D/E: $528.00Trifecta: $21,459.00Hi-5 carry-over : $76,579.75Rolling Triple: $2,267.00Super-6: $21,755.30CASH POT “CANTER” TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO – NW31. #2 FIFTYONESTORM JPatterson2 50.02. #6 SHADE OF BEAUTY RLahoe 52.5 2-1/4L*3. #9 ARGUMENT DONE AGray4 52.0 4-1/2L4. #7 FRANKENSTORM SEllis 54.0 Sh.HeadDNF #8 BIG GEORGE AChatrie 54.0 5/2WIN: $247.00PLACE: $64.00, $81.00, $63.00Final Time : 0:59.4 Splits : 22.3, 45.4Winner : 5yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – SHE’S A GEMTrainer : ROBERT DARBY (SR) Owner : CLIFTON MCLISHBred by ALLAN FLOWERSQu: $769.00 Ex: $1,200.00D/E: $1,749.00Superfecta: $4,741.00Rolling Triple: $3,814.00Pick-4: $16,148.00CASH POT “KENT” TROPHYRace 8 1600 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-NW2 & 6YO&UP-NW41. #3 MARIA’S GLORY BebHarvey2 53.02. #8 CHIEF PROSPECT DDawkins2 54.0 7L3. #6 ABOVE THE RADAR AChatrie 54.0 1-1/24. #9 SPEEDY PROCESS SBlake 52.0 Neck5. #2 QUEEN OF THE TOWN AndreePowell4 52.0 NeckWIN: $240.00PLACE: $108.00, $72.00, $75.00Final Time : 1:42.3 Splits : 25.0, 48.3, 1:15.2,Winner : 5yo b filly – KERRYGOLD – LA CERENTOLATrainer : ERROL POTTINGER Owner : HUNTLEY BECKFORDBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $1,184.00 Ex: $2,333.00D/E: $4,682.00Trifecta: $3,877.00Hi-5: $29,430.00Rolling Triple: $44,493.00CASH POT “SUPER DASH” TROPHYRace 9 1300 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #5 KABRINA RHalledeen 52.02. #1 RAY RAY DAThomas 52.0 3-3/4L3. #12 TRACKING DANIEL AndreePowell4 54.0 Sh.Head4. #3 MEDICAL INSTINCT JPatterson2 52.0 2-1/4L5. #11 EAZY STEPPING PParchment 52.0 1-1/4LWIN: $280.00PLACE: $169.00, $124.00, $268.00Final Time : 1:23.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.4, 1:15.0,Winner : 5yo ch filly – FILM DIRECTOR – MISS POLLYTrainer : DALE MURPHY Owner : PROMETHEUS GROUPBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $473.00 Ex: $975.00D/E: $4,210.00Trifecta: $3,974.00Hi-5: $60,242.00Rolling Triple: $20,722.00PlacePot 8: $14,827.00CASH POT “ONLY ONE FOR ME” TROPHYRace 10 1200 M (Purse $2,950,000) NB2-Y-O GRADED STAKES*1. #4 SHE’S A MANEATER OWalker 52.52. #3 MONEY MAGNET BebHarvey2 54.5 6L3. #2 ARMAGEDDON ARobles 54.0 Neck4. #7 LADY FAYE AChatrie 52.5 3-3/4LLate scratch : #5 EL GATOWIN: $67.00PLACE: $50.00, $52.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:11.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, ,Winner : 2yo b filly – NATURAL SELECTION – AHWHOFAHTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : WINSTON KONGBred by WINSTON KONGQu: $116.00 Ex: $148.00D/E: $335.00 (5-5) $106.00Superfecta: $549.00Rolling Triple: $3,575.00CASH POT “XTRA” TROPHYRace 11 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #5 I’MNOTFINE HPottinger2 51.02. #13 VENUSINBLUEJEANS LSteadman2 53.5 4L3. #2 JAGRETEE ARobles 53.0 1/2L4. #16 RUDE AWAKENING JErwin 55.0 1-1/4L5. #11 DEPUTY HEADGIRL JJackson 53.0 1-1/4LDNF #6 CRUISIN DANIELLE SEllis 53.5Late scratch : #14 GOFORHOME, #15 BLACK HAWKWIN: $152.00PLACE: $83.00, $153.00, $243.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.3Winner : 4yo b filly – DAYTON FLYER – INOPINETrainer : LINCOLN LUNGS Owner : LINCOLN LUNGSBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $679.00 Ex: $1,042.00D/E: $231.00 (4-14) $50.00Trifecta:) $2,289.00Hi-5 carry-over : $20,696.00Rolling Triple: $729.00Pick-4 : (3-5-4-5) $7,668.00Super-6: $924,562.20Pick-9: $7,947.00; $138.00Pick-9: Carry-over : $1,866,528.30last_img read more

Hamstring injury threatens Russell’s Big Bash campaign

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia, (CMC): All-rounder AndrÈ Russell’s participation in the Big Bash was left in doubt after he suffered a hamstring injury in Sydney Thunder’s six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars yesterday. The 29-year-old chased a ball to third man during the Stars’ innings, but pulled up metres before the boundary ropes, dropping to the ground and clutching his left hamstring. He was stretchered from the field and the Thunder franchise confirmed afterwards that the player had suffered a hamstring injury and would undergo scans to determine the extent of the damage. Russell was already set to undergo scans following the game to deal with a troublesome knee injury which has plagued him in recent games. He is the third West Indies star to be struck down by injury during the tournament. Last week, women’s all-rounder Deandra Dottin suffered multiple fractures of her cheekbone in an on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris and was forced to undergo surgery. A few days later, Dwayne Bravo sustained a serious hamstring injury while playing for Melbourne Renegades, attempting to pull off a save on the boundary. Jamaican Russell is the Thunder’s marquee player, but he is yet to produce a meaningful performance in the tournament as the reigning champions have struggled. In fact, yesterday’s win was Thunder’s first of the new tournament, breaking a four-game losing streak. Russell was restricted to a single over, which cost 10 runs, as Stars reached 166 for eight off 20 overs, with Englishman Kevin Pietersen top-scoring with 60 from 37 balls. England star Eoin Morgan then slammed an unbeaten 71 off 50 balls to propel Thunder to victory off the last ball of the innings. Requiring 15 runs off the final over, Morgan carted the final delivery down the ground for six, with four needed for victory.last_img read more

Jelling as a team biggest challenge for PH volleybelles, says Reyes

first_imgNational team skipper Mika Reyes. Photo by Bong Lozada/iNQUIRERThe biggest challenge for national team skipper Mika Reyes is not managing egos. Instead, it’s bringing together a group of players who came from different teams gathered for one common goal.“Actually, I think my work as a captain isn’t that hard because we’re not kids anymore,” said Reyes in Filipino during the team’s media day Friday at Arellano School of Law. “You won’t have to always tell them what to do.”ADVERTISEMENT “The challenge here is how we’ll bond together as one group, skills-wise, attitude-wise, and character-wise because we didn’t come from one team, we were selected from different teams and this was the only time we were together.”The national squad is composed of players selected from several teams in the Philippine Super Liga with Alyssa Valdez the only one coming from the Premier Volleyball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Reyes added their upcoming training camp in Japan is the prime opportunity for them to bond further as a team following episodes where they had to cancel practices due to absent players.The team is set to leave for Japan late July to prepare for the upcoming 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. MOST READ Gilas battles title favorite Canada in Jones Cup opener OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This will be a new opportunity for us, yes everyone is good individually, but the challenge is how we’ll jell as one team because it’s not just one or two players who plays in a team,” said Reyes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim

first_imgMOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.KUALA LUMPUR—The country’s bets in the men’s open water swimming happen to be water polo players, too.Teodoro Roy Canete and Mico Anota will comprise the men’s team to the 10-kilometer competition to be held Friday morning at Water Sports Complex in Presint 6, Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Swimming in Philippine women’s side in the competition to be held in the famed river are Melissa Gray Courtney and Erica Kristy Lukang.Canete and Anota are top scorers for the water polo team which will have a break from competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Gilas Pilipinas motivated amid pressure to deliver SEA Games gold LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingscenter_img View comments Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Cone braces for tough Meralco in Game 3: ‘They have a lot of punches left’

first_imgHow Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We didn’t shoot the ball particularly well tonight, but we played the game in other areas and made it up there,” said coach Tim Cone.The Gin Kings anticipated a huge fightback from the Bolts as they saw themselves down early, 8-17 to start the game. But they put themselves within striking distance as they waited for the right time to strike.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith Meralco holding a 75-69 edge in the final 5:56, that was when Ginebra made its rally, with Japeth Aguilar’s thunderous dunk igniting what would be a deciding 17-1 finishing kick as the Kings came away with the 86-76 Game 2 win.“We took a big punch from them early in the game. We kind of survived that and we were able to kind of make it into a possession-by-possession game. No one really got up in front, then we had a real good closing kick,” Cone said. LATEST STORIES Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? MOST READ Pacquiao, manager fuel speculations of potential McGregor fight “Our energy went up in the last three minutes of the game when we tied the basketball game and we just kind of fed off that energy the rest of the way, emotionally. Seeing that the opportunity was there for us to win that game.”The triumph gave the Gin Kings to a 2-0 series lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, two wins away from retaining their title in the season-ending conference.It was an uplifting win given the situation both teams had to go through stemming from Game 1 in Lucena, but Cone knows the Gin Kings have their work cut out for them with a desperate Meralco side fighting for its life on Wednesday.“I think they have a lot of punches left to throw us. This is a real trying game because of the out-of-town experience that we had 48 hours ago. We didn’t get back to Manila until 3 o’ clock in the morning and guys weren’t asleep until 3:30 or 4 a.m,” Cone said.“So it was a real trying weekend for us and for them as well. It just looked like at the end, we just had a little more than they did. Now they got two days to refresh, and I think that extra day in a series is really valuable to the teams,” he added. “They’re gonna come out with full punches in Game 3.“ADVERTISEMENT Mbala locks down Desiderio in DLSU rout of UP 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 Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra’s character was tested on Sunday when a motivated Meralco crew threw everything it had to equalize the series on Sunday.“It was a struggle. [Meralco is] mentally very tough and they’re hard to crack. But I’m just truly happy with our guys, just hanging in there, battling and finding a way,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 3 alleged bet collectors of ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Suspected drug pusher falls in Quezon sting View commentslast_img read more

Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Rockets: At Kings on Wednesday night in Sacramento’s season opener.Warriors: At New Orleans on Friday to start a three-game road trip.___More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Cavaliers hold off Celtics in NBA opener LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Houston Rockets’ James Harden, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant’s baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 Tuesday on the night the Warriors received their championship rings.The Warriors had one last chance with 10.6 seconds left and Durant came up with the ball after Stephen Curry had missed. Durant and the Warriors thought they’d won and confetti began to fall when the two remaining officials — the third got hurt in the fourth quarter — reviewed the play and said Durant’s shot was after the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 “Basketball accomplishments to me now are just what they are,” Durant said after morning shootaround. “I can kind of separate the two now. I feel like it’s more so just cool as hell more than anything. It’s like getting a prize possession that you’re just really excited about versus getting something that’s going to change your life. … I’ll be more so just really giddy and happy more so than emotional. I won’t be a mess.”Pachulia had a new one to share his title with — 5-week-old daughter, Nutsa joined her mom and three older siblings, two brothers and a sister.“I’ve heard some actors, actresses, when they get some kind of award, say without the family. I always think, ‘What exactly my family is doing?’ I feel it now, all the support and help.”Kerr took part in the 2015 ring ceremony, but didn’t coach as he was sidelined the initial 43 games following complications from back surgery.BEAT-UP DUBSKey backup and 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala missed the game with a back strain, while Omri Casspi — who had been questionable with a mild right ankle sprain — appeared in his 500th career game making his debut with the Warriors. He then tweaked the ankle again.Draymond Green exited in the second half with a strained left knee.Iguodala is expected to return for the upcoming road trip.INJURED OFFICIALOfficial Tre Maddox, accompanied by medical personnel, left midway through the fourth quarter after a collision with David West and hard hit to the chest area. That left two officials the rest of the way.UP NEXT MOST READ Trevor Ariza’s 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining pulled Houston within 119-118 then Patrick McCaw hit a baseline jumper immediately after Golden State’s timeout. James Harden made a layup and PJ Tucker hit two free throws with 44.1 to make it 122-121.Nick Young came off the bench to hit six 3-pointers and score 23 points in a brilliant Warriors debut, Curry scored 22 points and Durant had 20 after a slow start. Klay Thompson added 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogChris Paul had four points on 2-for-9 shooting in his Rockets debut, while Harden scored 27 points and Eric Gordon 24 for the Rockets. Houston opened the fourth with a 9-0 run to get back in it.The Warriors found their rhythm early but couldn’t close it out after an abbreviated preseason in terms of practice time given their recent trip to China for a pair of games against Minnesota. Still, this opener was a far cry for the forgettable 129-100 defeat at home to San Antonio in Durant’s Warriors debut a year ago when Golden State came off a record 73-win season and runner-up finish to Cleveland in the 2016 Finals.“I just remember the last game of the season we played,” Durant said of the Game 5 Finals clincher in June.Young found his stroke right away, hitting his first four 3s and five shots overall. It’s exactly what the Warriors want him to do: shoot every time he has a good look. His six 3-pointers set a franchise record for anyone in their Warriors debut and also in a season opener.Durant had one spectacular sequence in the third when he blocked Anderson’s shot on one end then converted a three-point play moments later on the other, slapping hands with a lucky boy fan on the baseline.Houston acquired Paul from the Clippers to give them a 1-2 backcourt punch to try to gain ground on GoldenState in the Western Conference.RING CEREMONYCoach Steve Kerr planned to pay extra attention as veterans Durant, Zaza Pachulia and David West each received a championship ring for the first time in their careers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more