Final destination – Windies U-19s stun home team Bangladesh

first_img CRUISING West Indies, who were cruising at 147 for three, had lost two quick wickets, including Pope, who laid the foundation by putting on 44 runs for the first wicket with Tevin Imlach. Hetmyer arrived to lead the recovery of an innings which appeared to be wobbling and compiled a 64-run stand with Keacy Carty. Heymyer’s score of 60, his second straight half century, included 7 fours and a six, while Carty picked up two boundaries in his contribution of 22. Hetmyer’s departure threatened to tilt the game towards Bangladesh but when Jyd Goolie joined Springer, the two gathered 30 runs for the fifth wicket to take the score past 175. The run chase was disrupted again when left-arm spinner Saleh Ahmed Shawon, Bangladesh’s chief wicket taker with three for 37, struck twice in four balls to remove Goolie for nine and Paul for four. But Springer weathered the threat by teaming up with Michael Frew to steal singles and twos in a patient stand of 36. Springer, dropped on 15, was unbeaten on 62 with five fours and a six, and scored the winning runs for West Indies when he smashed Mohammad Saifuddin through the covers for four. Earlier, captain Mehedi was forced to rescue his side with a top score of 60 after they had slumped to 88 for four. Mehedi stitched together an 85-run partnership with Mohammed Saifuddin for the sixth wicket, which lifted the homeboys from 113 for five to almost 200. Paul broke the partnership, capturing the wicket of Mehedi and added two lower-order wickets to finish with impressive figures of three for 20 from three overs. DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the semi-final at Shere Bangla National Stadium yesterday. West Indies, inspired by an all-round performance from man of the match Shamar Springer, silenced more than 10,000 fans at the stadium with a gutsy run chase to overhaul the 227 runs set by Bangladesh who won the toss and elected to field. Keemo Paul destroyed the Bangladesh lower order, grabbing three for 20, including the important scalp of captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who led the innings with a half century. Half centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Springer, under pressure, complemented a positive innings from opener Gidron Pope as the visitors negotiated some anxious moments before romping to victory with eight balls remaining. They will now contest the showpiece championship match against India in Mirpur on Sunday. Pope, who was dropped on 23, started the chase in aggressive fashion, clobbering 14 runs in the first over on his way to 38.last_img read more

KSAFA and Delgado Medical strike deal

first_img Shaw says this will save the teams a lot of expenses. “I know when a player gets injured, coaches, managers and sometimes players have to go into their pockets, so this is going to save a lot of money and the clubs can now channel their money, in other areas,” he said. Ryhon Brooks, manager of Delgado Health Services, said that former Meadhaven and Calabar coach David ‘Wagga’ Hunt was his inspiration and he just wanted to give something back to football in honour of the outstanding local youth coach. “Mr Hunt is someone I respect and looked up to, and I wanted to do something to honour him, I couldn’t help him when he was with Meadhaven, but I thought, how could we honour a great man like that, and we thought how best to aid football in Jamaica than to ensure that we give young men a chance to move through the levels. “We don’t want another report of a youngster dying on a football field, so we thought, let’s give them this sponsorship,” he said. The deal with also be extended to KSAFA’s Red Stripe Premier League clubs. A historic partnership was forged at the Delgado Health Centre yesterday, with the signing of a three-year agreement worth $21.6 million ($7.2 million per season), between the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) and Delgado Health Services. The sponsorship will last until August 2020, and youth players will be entitled to a free electrocardiogram (ECG – a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart) at the start of the season. Any player who is injured during a KSAFA event will receive free medical care. The services include physiotherapy, orthopaedic consultation, and general family consultation. KSAFA president, Wayne Shaw, said that the deal is the first of its kind locally, and that it will not only aid young players’ development, but also their clubs. The health care will be available for all leagues from quarter-finals through to the finals and will be provided for teams during Friday night football, which begins in March. Also, senior players, KSAFA referees and council members will be offered ECG tests at a cost of $500, physiotherapy at $1500, and general family consultation at $1000. CUTTING BACK ON EXPENSESlast_img read more

No so fast, says Holmwood’s Anderson

first_imgEdwin Allen High are many people’s hot favourites for the girls’ title at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships but Holmwood Technical’s head coach, Dave Anderson, is surely not ready to crown them as yet.TOP HONOURSAnderson is very confident that Holmwood Technical can challenge Edwin Allen for top honours at the this year’s meet.”The girls are in excellent shape as they have performed well at the various development meets and they are ready to deliver,” he said.Many see Holmwood in a tight battle with former champions St Jago for third and fourth but Anderson disagrees.”I strongly believe my team can win and the media can say what they want but I have seen in the past where Holmwood won one year by more than 100 points but lost the following year. This is a championships … when teams do not get points they are predicted to get there can be some panic in the camp and this has happened on more than one occasion so I am not writing off my team,” he said.last_img read more

Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

first_imgKasey Kahne (5) kisses the yard of bricks on the start/finish line after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS — Kasey Kahne needed a break Sunday — and got it.The 37-year-old driver barely reached the overtime line before the last caution flag came out in a crash-marred Brickyard 400, allowing Kahne to complete a six-hour marathon and snap a long winless streak.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Next Sunday, the series moves to Pocono, Pennsylvania, where Chris Buescher is the defending champion.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Jamaica stuns Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final 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 The wacky race had a little of everything — 14 cautions and 55 caution laps, both race records, three red flags and a 1-hour, 47-minute rain delay. Nineteen cars did not finish. It lasted so long, drivers were racing against the impending darkness as much as they were themselves.For Kahne, his 18th career win might have been the sweetest of all.He had only three top-10 finishes in the first 19 races. His future with Hendrick Motorsports was in question, and after going almost three full years and more than 100 races without a win, he was finally back in victory lane.“It puts him in the chase,” team owner Rick Hendrick said after his 10th Brickyard victory. “It puts him in the playoff. We’re excited about that.”Kahne’s last win came in Atlanta in August 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return He crossed the yard of bricks under caution with daylight fading and his muscles cramping, just ahead of Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman.“I had a great car out front. I had a pretty good car all day long. I was really happy,” Kahne said. “Unbelievable to win in Indianapolis. Unbelievable to win a Cup race — it’s been a while. I know it’s great for my team.”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 even before kissing the bricks and posing for photos, Kahne’s long-awaited victory celebration was put on hold as he dropped to the ground and his crew members tried to rub out the cramps he fought through late in the race.Afterward, Kahne went to the speedway’s infield medical center where he received intravenous fluids. Other drivers said temperatures inside the cockpits topped 130 degrees. 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 “As much as I didn’t need him winning I’m happy for @kaseykahne,” Clint Bowyer wrote on Twitter. “People have written him off lately. HUGE win under extreme pressure.”YOUNG GUNSThe next generation of Cup drivers struggled Sunday.Larson, who was a big mover early in the race, finished 28th. Chase Elliott was knocked out after 43 laps because of an engine failure and wound up 39th.Ryan Blaney also was knocked out in one of the late crashes and finished 23rd.EARNHARDT & DANICA RESULTSDale Earnhardt Jr. also had a tough day in his final Brickyard start. The 42-year-old driver damaged his radiator when he hit the back of Bayne’s car on Lap 77 and wound up pulling off the track and stopping underneath the Gasoline Alley sign. When he climbed out, Earnhardt received a loud roar.“There was just a bunch of cars slowing down, starting a chain reaction. We got into the back of (Bayne),” he said. “It just knocked the radiator out of us. We had a great car. We had a top-10 car. I thought we could finish there.”Former IndyCar favorite Danica Patrick received a penalty for a pit violation early in the race and finished 11th.UP NEXT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. By any measure, it was a wacky day.The two fastest cars on Indy’s 2.5-mile oval — Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. — went out in a crash with 49 laps to go. Truex’s car slid up the track going through the first turn and the Toyota teammates both wound in the wall. Busch led the first 71 laps, 87 of the first 110 and swept the first two stages ahead of Truex.“That’s the way it goes,” Busch said. “Just chalk it up to another one we found a way to lose.”The finish was even wilder.Over the last 16 laps, there were five crashes and two red flags.The craziness began when Kurt Busch, Erik Jones and Clint Bowyer got together coming out of the fourth turn. On the ensuing restart, Kyle Larson hit the wall on the front straightaway to bring out another caution.Things again went awry when Jimmie Johnson, Keselowski and Kahne went three-wide through the third turn on what was supposed to be the second-to-last lap. But Johnson’s smoking car started spinning and hit the wall to force overtime.“I wouldn’t call it an absurdity, I just think it was a crazy race,” Keselowski said. “There was some crazy strategy.”Trevor Bayne got into the mix with two laps in the first overtime when his car was bumped from behind, sending it sideways through the field. Six cars got collected in the crash, bringing out yet another red flag and adding more laps to the race.Kahne finally ended it by reaching the line just ahead of Keselowski as another multi-car crash occurred behind him.last_img read more

Kyrie Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics

first_imgView comments How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Thomas is out, shipped to Cleveland in a package that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston and completed — for now, at least — a near-total makeover of the team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference last year.But that doesn’t mean Hayward is disappointed that the team he is going to play with looks much different from the one he thought he had joined.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You’re talking about two superstar players, two incredible offensively talented players,” Hayward said Monday at the Celtics media day.“It would have been amazing to have the opportunity to play with I.T. I was looking forward to that; that was something that was enticing and exciting about the Boston Celtics. On the other hand, I get to play with another superstar.” LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody The Celtics already had had quite the summer after they signed Hayward to a four-year deal worth about $128 million and traded Avery Bradley to clear cap space for him. When Irving asked for a trade, general manager Danny Ainge pounced, shipping out Thomas — a fan favorite and the team’s biggest star — along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round draft pick.Irving would not say whether he plans to talk to Cavaliers superstar LeBron James about his trade demand, telling reporters: “It’s not anybody else’s business.”“It’s just really between two men,” he said. “If it happens or not, I’m pretty sure you guys won’t know about it.”For now, he is worried about his new team.“There’s just a lot of newness I have to get used to, which I’m excited about,” he said Monday. “It’s going to come in waves, man, these ups and downs we’re about to face as a team. … It will really echo in terms of our identity and how we’re going to respond.”ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward (20), Al Horford (42), and Kyrie Irving (11) walk together during a photo shoot at NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Canton, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CANTON, Mass. — Gordon Hayward was looking forward to playing with Isaiah Thomas, one of the Celtics players who recruited him to Boston during his whirlwind free agency.By the time Hayward steps on the parquet floor, though, there will be another All-Star point guard dishing out the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ In all, just four players return from last year’s conference finalists: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier and Al Horford.They’re all new to Irving, a four-time All-Star who averaged 21.6 points and 5.5 assists in his six-year career, all of it for the Cavaliers.Ainge said it wasn’t his goal to shake up the conference finalists.“Those guys were terrific players for us, and some of my favorite players that I’ve watched and been around during my time here. But we had a chance to get some players, too,” Ainge said. “It wasn’t because we were unhappy with our roster.”Ainge would like to see how it all works out.“We don’t plan on doing the same thing next summer,” he said. “I plan on getting down to about a 1 handicap next summer.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Hayward, in blog post, expresses thanks for support

first_img“He knows better than anyone, maybe, exactly what it is I’m going through, and will be going through,” Hayward wrote. “I’m thankful that he reached out right away, and that’s he’s someone I can continue to talk to.”As for Obama, who is a huge basketball fan?“That was a pretty big deal,” Hayward said.Hayward said it was difficult at first to watch Celtics games, knowing he couldn’t play. But he’s started watching, and hopes to have some sort of role the rest of the season.“I know I can’t help them physically on the court, but I am going to do everything in my power to support my teammates and coaches in every way imaginable,” Hayward wrote. “Whether it’s breaking down film or just providing leadership and guidance, I can’t wait to give back. I’ve already received so much.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I honestly can’t say enough about everyone’s kindness,” Hayward wrote.Hayward is expected to hold a news conference at the Celtics’ facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Thursday. He also has taped an interview that will appear Thursday on NBC’s “Today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHayward was injured about 5 minutes into the opener at Cleveland, a shocking end to a season of great expectations. Hayward was one of the marquee prizes of free agency this past summer, leaving Utah and signing with Boston to chase an NBA title and reunite with Stevens, his college coach at Butler.“I keep imagining what it’s going to be like to step onto the floor at the Garden, and make my regular season debut as a Celtic,” Hayward wrote. “It’s going to be a little delayed. But with each day of my rehab, I’ll be that much closer to making it happen. I’m already dreaming about sharing that moment with everyone here in Boston.” PBA board opts not to renew Narvasa’s term as commissioner Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Hayward said when he saw his foot pointing the wrong way after his awkward landing, the pain was not initially very intense. It was, however, when doctors tending to him on the floor tried to re-set his ankle.“The moment they did it, there was just a massive shot of pain, probably the most pain I’ve ever felt in my life,” Hayward wrote.The Celtics lost in Cleveland that night, and Hayward was with the team for the flight home. The Celtics played their home opener the next night, while Hayward was in surgery.“On the flight back, my teammates all came by to encourage me,” Hayward wrote. “It was very emotional for me to see how all of these new teammates of mine, guys who I had only spent a few weeks with at that point, were so sincere about their concern for me. Their support has at times overwhelmed me and it will not be forgotten.”Hayward said he’s heard from plenty of stars from the NBA and other sports, like NFL stars Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt, retired Lakers great Kobe Bryant — and Oklahoma City’s Paul George, who also had a horrible fracture while playing for USA Basketball in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT AP FILE PHOTOBOSTON — Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics says he knows he will not play again this season, after needing surgery to repair a grotesque leg injury on opening night last month.The announcement, on Hayward’s Facebook page, came as little surprise given the severity of the injury. Hayward wrote about several previously unrevealed aspects of the injury and the aftermath, including how four people — including Celtics coach Brad Stevens — were needed to carry him onto the plane that night in Cleveland, and how even former President Barack Obama has been among those sending well-wishes for his recovery.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She has said she intends to return to the tennis tour for that same event next January.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 awardcenter_img FILE – In this Monday, May 1, 2017 file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The game is love for tennis star Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue’s website on Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photosposted on Vogue’s website on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Devin Booker’s 33 points power Suns past Lakers Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday’s ceremony included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West.The 36-year-old Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for the professional era.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneShe and Ohanian were engaged in December. Williams gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1.Williams hasn’t competed since winning the Australian Open last January — while pregnant. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Abueva on much-improved Aces: ‘We buried our losing streak in 2017’

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Turning over a new leaf in 2018, Calvin Abueva believes that Alaska’s disastrous run last year is already a thing of the past.“We already buried our losing streak in 2017,” Abueva said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Abueva, though, said that the Aces can’t get too ahead of themselves as they seek to keep their roll going.“We’re just thinking of sustaining this and prepare for Blackwater. I hope we can continue this and extend our winning streak,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This 2018, it’s a new goal that we’re building this year,” said Abueva.The Aces are currently on a three-game winning run after a 97-83 victory over Ginebra on Sunday in a game where they surged ahead in the second half after trailing by nine in the first two quarters.“We lost our focus on our execution and on our defense in the first half. But in the second half, the coaches allowed us to settle down and think of the things we felt we needed to do with our defense and that’s how we got the victory,” said Abueva in Filipino.Abueva finished with nine points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks to back up Vic Manuel, who had 18 points, five boards, and two assists.“I’m just doing my role as a veteran of this team. I’m just trying to show what I can do and double my efforts,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Key players’ absence, Tenorio’s struggles too much for Ginebra to hurdle OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Regular fixtures in the playoffs, the Aces plummeted in the standings in the 2016-17 season.Alaska suffered an early exit in the quarterfinals courtesy of eventual runner-up Ginebra in its bid for a third straight finals appearance in the Philippine Cup last year.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 folkThings didn’t get better from there as the Aces figured in the bottom half of the standings in the import-laden conferences where they suffered a 13-game slide.But that was then, and after two losses to start the new season, 2018 was nothing but great for Alaska. MOST READlast_img read more

PSC chief Ramirez still holding out hope for basketball team in Asian Games

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Barrios says SBP will appeal Fiba sanctions 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Philippine Sports Commission Chair Butch Ramirez said on Friday that the agency is joining the snowballing clamor for the Samahang Basketball sa Pilipinas to reconsider its withdrawal from the Asian Games.Even with the Philippine Olympic Committee already forwarding to the Olympic Council of Asia the SBP’s withdrawal decision, Ramirez said the OCA will “welcome the Philippines joining back in the Asian Games” if the country reconsiders.ADVERTISEMENT “The Philippines as a basketball country will be happy,” if the SBP decides to send a delegation to the Games, slated Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.He added: “The PBA could easily help form a team for the country and flag. Especially that [the country] is qualified and has a slot in the Asian Basketball Competition. I received a lot of feedbacks to request SBP to reconsider their decision para sa bayan. And we are here to support the delegation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippines is seeded seventh among 15 teams in the Asian Games.SBP withdrew the national team from the Asiad, saying there was no time to send a competitive squad. The national federation also said it was focusing its energies and efforts on the Fiba World Cup qualifying windows. This was after 10 players and two coaches were suspended after a brawl between the Philippines and Australia at Philippine Arena last July 2, during both teams’ qualifying matchup.last_img read more

Pumaren to turn up the heat on Falcons ahead of last elims game vs Tamaraws

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UE’s high-scoring forward Pasaol on verge of UAAP history Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. As for the players who will experience Pumaren’s coaching wrath, all Sean Manganti did was look at his coach while Jerrick Ahanmisi mustered a few words that built a fear-laden statement.“All I can say it’s going to be a hard practice,” said Ahanmisi, who 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting against the Red Warriors.Pumaren, a five-time UAAP champion with De La Salle, joked that caffeine would slowly power him for the following few days and that he would go on a diet so he could turn up his crankiness to the maximum level.“Let’s put it this way, it’s like seeing me with six glasses of espresso during practice so you should imagine it’s going to be a hell week for them,” said Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES That loss certainly was a thorn on the Soaring Falcons’ side and Pumaren said he’ll make sure his team would carry that vendetta until their fateful meeting on Nov. 18.“They (Tamaraws) are the only team that we haven’t beaten this year, hopefully we can even things,” said Pumaren after their 85-72 win over University of the East Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThere’s also another reason that Pumaren is eager to put his players through a weeklong rigor and that was allowing the bottom-dwelling Red Warriors, who own a league-worst 1-12 card, take a 20-3 lead at the start of their game.“I guess, probably on the back of their minds, that’s why they played hard already because our next game will be on Sunday and so for sure it’s going to be a hell week for them,” said Pumaren, whose team owns the No.2 seed with a 10-3 card. “That’s why they started picking up the pieces and started playing the Adamson way of basketball.” MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament is nearing its final week and Adamson University head coach Franz Pumaren vowed that he would put his team through “hell” as they prepare for their final game of the elimination round.Adamson has beaten all other seven schools in the league but there’s one that escaped its talons and that’s Far Eastern University, which beat the Soaring Falcons 88-85 in overtime in early October.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more