‘It’s Bigdaddy’s title’

first_imgBIGDADDYKOOL cemented his claim for ‘Horse-of-the-Year’ honours with an effortless victory in the 54th running of the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup feature 2400 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday to bring down the curtain on a fascinating season of racing at Caymanas Park.Ridden by big-race apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes and Trinidadian owner Stephan Narinesingh, the classy 3-y-o gelding, by Sorrentino out of Beware Baby, ticked off his fifth win from 11 starts to emerge as the season’s leading stakes winner with just over $11 million and favourite for the Horse of the Year award.remarkable season’BIGDADDY’ capped a remarkable season by winning the Harry Jackson by 61/2 lengths from BRAWN but also captured St. Leger and Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup as well, not to mention the Burger King Superstakes on November 12 following the disqualification of first-past-the-post FRANFIELD. BIGDADDYKOOL also finished second in the Cal’s Jamaica Derby and second to SEEKING MY DREAM in the ultra-rich Diamond Mile on December 10.”He’s a ready-made favourite to win the award by virtue of the calibre of races he won,” said an elated Narinesingh, who became champion owner for the first time on the back of BIGDADDY’s performances.Nunes echoed the sentiments of the owner: “Having closed out the season with a win, he deserves the Horse of the Year award, even though some would say SEEKING MY DREAM, who also won five races, has a good case,” said the trainer who has won virtually everything but the trainers’ championship in 2016.long-time leaderNarinesingh added: “My objective at the start of 2016 was to become champion owner and this was achieved with some $22 million in stakes. This win in the Harry Jackson also enabled me to squeeze past long-time leader O’Shaun Connection with 21 wins, the most by any owner as well.”Thanks mainly to BIGDADDYKOOL. This was a great season for me. My only regret was that Nunes, having accomplished so much in the major races, failed to surpass Wayne DaCosta in the trainers’ championship. I will do everything in my power in 2017 to try and correct that,” he said in reference to Nunes, who has finished second to DaCosta nine times now.The 11-race programme saw three riders sharing the honours with two winners each – Steadman, fellow apprentice Javaneil Patterson and former champion Wesley Henry.The 2-y-o debutant, SECRET TRAVELLER (5-2, Paul Francis), outfinished the 1-2 favourite WONG DON in the round-five Stewards’ Cup, while the Nunes-trained BILINGUAL, with Steadman up, romped the 24th running of the Sweet Ruckus Trophy over 1400 metres for two-year-olds, as the 4-5 favourite.last_img read more

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Champs Watch 17 | Who Will The Changes Hurt?

first_img HEPTATHLETES LIMITED After the initial fuss, arguments have stopped over new restrictions on the number of events individual athletes can do at Boys and Girls’ Championships. The protests seemed more concerned with the speed with which the changes have been implemented than with the objective of safeguarding the student athletes from burnout. Just about everyone agrees with that. The changes have made some event combinations disappear like magic. In 2015, Calabar’s Michael O’Hara carried his team to victory with a determined Class One 100m/200m/110m hurdles triple with a scorching 4x100m relay second leg as the cream topping on a captain’s innings. Last year, Junelle Bromfield scored 27 points for St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) by winning the Class One 400, 800 and 1500 metres. Bromfield ended the day with a powerful anchor on the winning STETHS 4x400m team. A triple like that hadn’t been seen at Girls Champs since Tanya Jarrett won the Class Three 400, 800 and 1500m in 1993 but Britnie Dixon did haul in 25 points for Vere Technical High School in Class Two with a commonly done trio of events, the 800 and 1500 which she won and the 3000m in which she placed second. None of those triples are allowed anymore as no athlete can do more than two individual running events. This distance treble has been done by many in Girls Champs history including Natoya Goule and Evette Turner. The latter set records in the Class Three 800m and 1500m and Open 3000m in 1992. Big high-quality teams won’t suffer too much. De’Jour Russell did a Class Two 100m/200m/110m hurdles triple for Calabar last year, but can’t do that this time around. He doesn’t need to. The superlative Calabar Class One sprint team has outgoing senior Xavior Angus and Russell’s first year Class One colleagues Michael Stevens, a happily fit again Tyreke Wilson and former Corporate Area Class Two 100 metre champion Daniel Bogle to choose from. The added option at 200 metres is Class Two record holder Christopher Taylor. Vere are not so lucky. In addition to the restrictions faced by Dixon, the school’s top Class Two athlete – Britany Anderson is constrained. Last year, she won the Class Three 80m hurdles and long jump with a bronze medal run in the 200m added for good measure. Already this season, she has run the 100m hurdles in 13.18 seconds. That’s two-tenths of a second faster than the Champs record set by Peta-Gaye Williams when she was at Camperdown. Anderson could probably challenge in the 100m and is also known to be a fine high jumper. The new rules carefully restrict the number of events Class Three athletes can do. For example, not one of them can run the 4x400m. That might touch St Jago’s reigning Class Three 400m champion Joanne Reid. The early season favourites to challenge Reid, Daniella Deer of Holmwood and Hydel’s Garriel Whyte, will watch the 4x400m from afar as well Previous holders of that crown, like 2016 Olympic 4x400m silver medal winner Anneisha McLaughlin, were able to run the long relay for their schools as the corresponding stage. QUALITY TEAMS UNPHASED Heptathletes can no longer do additional events. That will corner Trishuana Hemmings of Hydel High School. She was Class Two runner-up for Glengoffe High in 2015 in the long jump and the 100 metre hurdles. If she does the heptathlon for Hydel, she will only be able to watch the other events. She was third in the 7-in-1 two-day event last year and those above her, Janelle Fullerton and Zinedeine Russell, are off in the USA on scholarship. The best guess is that schools with big squads will pull away from contenders with smaller teams. Why? The larger teams will more readily be able to deploy quality athletes to address the new landscape. The contenders will have no choice but to build bigger squads if they hope to catch up. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

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George Headley takes spotlight in Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket

first_imgThe young cricketers of George Headley Primary School welcomed David Bernard Jr, Chirpy – the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket mascot, and Hope McMillan-Caanan – public and corporate affairs manager at Scotiabank, on Wednesday. According to McMillan-Caanan, Scotiabank decided to visit the school ahead of yesterday’s Kiddy Cricket Festival at Sabina Park, considering the significance of George Headley – the man – to cricket in Jamaica. National player Bernard Jr was on hand to show the children some of his techniques as a professional cricketer who played for the West Indies in three Test matches and 14 one-day matches. He is also a certified coach. Bernard Jr said that he was happy to share his knowledge and skills with the young cricketers. According to coach Davion Ferguson, George Headley has not distinguished itself in the past two years, having not come out of the preliminary round, only winning one of three matches played. He, however, is looking to better days as he plans to have a longer preparation period next year as well as the fact that some of the team members will still be available. Ferguson’s aim is to get the school to do better next year and even qualify for the festival. He wants the school to do justice to the person that the school is named after. All of the children named Chris Gayle as their number one player. They also mentioned Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor. The schools play intra-parish then inter-parish matches, after which the top eight face off at the cricket festival. Scotiabank Kiddy cricket competition is a modified version of the game where each team plays 10 overs on a smaller field and shorter pitch (18 yards). During the game, every player bowls, fields and bats. The fielders are rotated after each over. All teams must include at least four girls. The batsmen bat in pairs and face two overs then a new pair comes to the crease. Two hundred and forty-two schools participated with 16 per parish. Each parish has a designated Kiddy Cricket coach under the guidance of Philip Service – the West Indies territorial development officer for Jamaica. The objective of Kiddy Cricket is to increase the number of youngsters in Jamaica and across the region who are exposed to the sport, and ultimately increase the interest in the game. Do justicelast_img read more

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Norwood excited to ‘have the flag back on my chest’

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Gabe Norwood. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGabe Norwood couldn’t help but smile as he made his return to Gilas Pilipinas, this time as the team’s eldest statesman.“(Assistant coach) Jimmy (Alapag) even asked me if was the oldest one and I said, ‘Yeah, I guess I am.’ You know it’s weird, but it’s exciting,” said the 32-year-old swingman on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Norwood is also ecstatic to hit the floor with this new batch of youthful Gilas players.“We have a lot of talent. I’ve been watching a lot of college basketball for awhile, both the UAAP and the NCAA, and these are guys I’ve followed since I’ve been here. Beyond the court, seeing their instinct is impressive, it’s a good sign for the future,” he said.But overall, Norwood is just honored to have another opportunity to represent the country in what could be his final dance with the Philippine national team.“It was fun to get back into the system and meet the guys, new faces and some old faces, the coaching staff, and even the utility,” he said. “It’s good to have the flag back on my chest.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “In a country that loves basketball so much, just knowing the type of passion all these guys have, everyone’s going to ask, who will be the next RDO? Who will be the next (Marc) Pingris? Who will be the next LA (Tenorio)? The list goes on and I’m excited.”Known as one of the country’s fiercest on-ball defenders, Norwood is tasked to do more than what his job was when he last donned the national colors after being named as the team’s captain.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’But he is more than up for the task to lead a young squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“I felt that I was always vocal. It used to be Jimmy for us, then I tried to be that guy a little bit more. I took it upon myself if they needed someone to speak if we needed to,” he said. 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 MOST READ ‘Very low’ morale as Gilas prepares for Fiba Asia sans Blatche Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 legendlast_img read more

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Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

first_imgFilipinos 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 Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “So I’m going to work hard to show myself why I’m there. I’m going to try my best to play at the highest level possible in New York.”Nadal plans to rest through the weekend, then resume workouts for the final week before the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins.“I think I am practicing well. I’m going to give my best during this week of practice,” Nadal said. “I hope to be ready for New York.“I believe that I did things well enough during the whole year to be ready to compete at the highest level of New York, so I’m looking forward to it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ AUGUST 18: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during Day 7 of the Western and Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.AFP/GETTY IMAGESCINCINNATI—Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains “destroyed” by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.Nadal was upset by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a Friday quarter-final at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters, the last major tune-up for the US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short View comments He wore black ribbons during an earlier match in tribute to the victims of twin vehicle ramming attacks in Spain that left 14 dead. A driver plowed his van through crowds on Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, and early Friday a car struck pedestrians in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils.“What happened is terrible. Everybody is destroyed in Spain, including, of course, me,” Nadal said Friday. “Yeah, it’s a tragedy, the feeling that you are not safe in nowhere. That’s terrible. So just very sad.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’“I’m very, very sorry about what happened to all the victims, all the families, friends. Yeah, all my support. It’s the moment to be together like a country and all the being together, we go for these kind of things.”READ: Terror hits Spain; 14 dead 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Spanish rival Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Wimbledon women’s champion Garbine Muguruza also wore black ribbons.“All my support to Barcelona and especially to the people that are suffering a lot, for all the families of the victims,” Nadal said. “Just keep going and sorry for everything.”Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, won his 10th French Open title in June and enters the year’s final Grand Slam event, which starts August 28 in New York, thrilled at being back atop the rankings after knee injuries and setbacks since he was last number one back in July 2014.“Amazing, positive news,” Nadal said. “Being number one after all the things I’ve been going through the last couple of years is something unbelievable, so for me it’s an amazing achievement to be back to that position.“I’m very happy for that and in the last most important event of the season, I need to show why I am in that position now.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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TNT snaps Blackwater’s three-win run

first_imgMOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”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’The KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Mayweather-McGregor is a pay-per-view smash

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES “It’s a little soon to be predicting a record,” said Espinoza, who heads sports for Showtime. “But the record is definitely within reach.”Estimates vary, but if an average of 10 people watched each pay-per-view the total audience for Saturday’s fight in the US could reach 50 million people, or nearly one in six Americans.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’“I’d absolutely call this a complete success,” Espinoza said. “This was a fight that had massive expectations in both the fight itself and the business results. It lived up to those expectations in every respect.”At $99.95 a buy, the pay-per-view generated at least $450 million in revenue on domestic television alone, money from which each fighter gets an undisclosed percentage. Mayweather estimated after the fight he would make $300-350 million, while McGregor said his take would be around $100 million. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The pay-per-view numbers include streaming on the Showtime and UFC apps as well as cable and satellite television buys. The fight was held up briefly because of some streaming issues, but Espinoza said reports of widespread problems with the online feed were overblown.“We were particularly pleased with the digital streaming aspect,” he said. “It was our first venture going direct to consumers on Showtime and we were thrilled. We generated over four times the buys we had expected online.”There were also reports of several million illegal streams of the fight and Espinoza said Showtime’s anti-piracy technicians saw more illegal streams than any previous fight. But he said the nature of the fight meant groups of people gathered to watch it, and that most bought it legitimately to be guaranteed the best possible feed.“We knew we had a massive event with huge interest,” he said. “And we knew a huge amount of people were going to be watching, including some who watched illegally.”Mayweather improved to 50-0 in what he said was his last fight, while McGregor is expected to return to UFC following his only pro fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Though the fight suffered some at the box office because of extremely high ticket prices, it hit the kind of numbers on pay-per-view that promoters were hoping for. When added all together the fight could generate some $600 million in total revenue, which would be along the lines of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round, the first time he has had a real stoppage in nearly a decade. But McGregor’s performance also won some applause, as he boxed better in his first boxing match as a pro than many thought he would.Assuming the preliminary estimates hold up, Mayweather will have participated in the top four pay-per-view events of all time. His fight with Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 sold 2.4 million pay-per-views, and his 2014 fight with Canelo Alvarez sold 2.2 million.Espinoza said he should know by next week whether the fight will end up No. 1 or No. 2 on the all-time list. But he said the early estimates were lower than what the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight ended up to be, and that this would likely go higher, too.“There could be a good amount of growth between the initial numbers and where we eventually end up,” Espinoza said.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight 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 Barcelona closes transfer market with whimper Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a hit at the box office and could end up the biggest pay-per-view ever, with an estimated 50 million people watching in the United States alone.Preliminary figures released by Showtime PPV on Friday showed the fight was tracking in the “mid to high” 4 million range, threatening the 4.6 million record set by Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza said the number will likely rise some as more firm figures come in.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Rift threatens to affect opening

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LOS ANGELES—With the rift between two factions in the Philippine Basketball Association’s board of governors far from over, several team representatives admitted on Saturday that the issue could drag on and ultimately affect the opening of the 43rd season.“We’re bracing for the worst,” one board member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said after both parties agreed to a ceasefire last week.ADVERTISEMENT Shin wins Masters; Tabuena lands 3rd Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The seven-team side had appointed an officer-in-charge in long time PBA operations manager Rickie Santos, supposedly to assure that the league would run even without a commissioner.Three teams—TNT KaTropa, Phoenix Petroleum and Rain or Shine—don’t have representatives here, showing how divided this board has become on the issue.A fourth squad, NLEX, whose representative is the incoming chair, has also been rumored to be skipping the trip.Ramoncito Fernandez, the NLEX board member, is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 14.Even if the league opens at a later date, the format for the next season remains, with the Philippine Cup to be the first of three conferences.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 The first of what was supposed to be four days of planning sessions has turned into a vacation here.“I’m sure the others (fellow board members know that), but we are fighting for our principles here,” the Inquirer source went on.“We also know that the sooner this issue is resolved, the better for the league. But how do we resolve it?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTwo weeks ago, a seven-team group has called for the resignation of Chito Narvasa as commissioner, while a five-team side threw its full support behind Narvasa, creating a standstill with the next season slated to open on Dec. 17.The board member further said that his team will change its decision on whose side it will be on. But because of the ceasefire, the board member also requested not to print which side his team is on. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Jack hits tiebreaking free throws as Knicks beat Pelicans

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Salah double inspires Liverpool to 2-1 win over Leicester Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Frank Ntilikina started an 8-2 run that got the Knicks within 88-87 midway through the fourth.“We missed a lot of open shots in the beginning of the fourth quarter, must have had five or six in a row we couldn’t make and at the end we got down by eight,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “The team kept their poise and they made the plays. They didn’t try to do anything they were incapable of doing.”The Knicks led by 11 at halftime, but Davis led a surge in the third quarter. He scored 14 points, including seven straight, as New Orleans got within 75-71. Holiday’s 3-pointer helped the Pelicans get within 79-78 after three quarters.The New York bench outscored the New Orleans reserves 23-8 in the second quarter, and the Knicks led 56-45 at halftime.TIP-INSKnicks: New York entered the game having lost a season-worst four games in a row. … Beasley scored 15 points to lead the way as New York’s bench outscored New Orleans’ backups, 42-10.Pelicans: After playing three home games in four nights, New Orleans plays six of its next eight games on the road. … Cousins has had three games with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds this season, making him the first player to do that since Kevin Love in 2010-11.UP NEXTKnicks: Host San Antonio on Tuesday night.Pelicans: At Utah on Wednesday night. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack reacts after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. The Knicks won 105-103. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)NEW ORLEANS — Jarrett Jack figured the Pelicans’ defense was more concerned with Kristaps Porzingis than with him.Porzingis had just scored seven consecutive points to help the New York Knicks forge a tie with New Orleans in the final minute. With the Knicks looking to take the lead, Jack knew what to do.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 The Pelicans had a chance to tie or win at the end, but Davis, who had 31 points and nine rebounds, missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.“That was one of the options,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of the final play. “We know we didn’t need a three, but if the three was available to us, we were going to shoot it. It was a great shot. We just didn’t knock it in, but I’ll take that shot any time of the day.”Cousins had 29 points and 19 rebounds, Holiday scored 13 and E’Twaun Moore had 12.“You have to close out a game like that,” Gentry said. “We had every opportunity to do it, and they did it. We didn’t and they did. They came back and made some shots.”Holiday began the fourth-quarter scoring with a three-point play that started an 8-0 New Orleans run, giving the Pelicans an 86-79 lead.ADVERTISEMENT He found an opening between Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, drew a foul from Jrue Holiday and made two free throws with 9 seconds left to lead New York past New Orleans 105-103 on Saturday night.“KP had just hit a couple of shots, so I knew they weren’t leaving him,” said Jack, a former Pelican. “That left me with a nice lane to drive toward the basket. I made an aggressive play, got fouled and did my job by knocking down two free throws.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJack’s play completed a comeback from an eight-point deficit in the final 3 minutes. He finished with 15 points, scoring 13 in 17 minutes of second-half action after scoring two in the first half.“That’s why they have two halves in this game,” Jarrett said.last_img read more

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Gamboa-St. Clare comes back to stun Perpetual Help

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rey Anthony Peralta carried the Altas with 17 points and four rebounds, while John Rey Villanueva had 13 markers and three boards in the loss.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 78 — Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0.PERPETUAL 73 — Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES “We adjusted on defense. We played our matchups and adjusted on the pick-and-rolls and that’s the reason why we got so many steals,” said coach Jinino Manansala, as Gamboa-St. Clare had 13 steals off of Perpetual’s 28 turnovers.Aris Dionisio poured in 21 points, 11 coming in the fourth quarter fightback, and had eight rebounds, six blocks, and four steals for the Coffee Lovers, who have now won three of their last four games and went up to 3-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMalian big man Mohammed Pare added a double-double of 16 markers and 10 boards, while guards Trevis Jackson and Chris Bitoon combined for 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six dimes.Perpetual’s roller-coaster conference continued as it dropped to 2-3. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments PBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare clawed its way back from a 12-point hole in the fourth quarter and shocked Perpetual, 78-73, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym.The Coffee Lovers fought back from a 61-49 deficit early in the payoff period after staging a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead before silencing the Altas in the clutch.ADVERTISEMENT Japan’s Ira Brown recalls good memories as PBA import in return to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

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