Month: January 2020

Contrasting results for Simmons, Sammy

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Lendl Simmons turned around his indifferent form with a half-century to help power Brisbane Heat to victory, but Darren Sammy’s late cameo was not enough to get Hobart Hurricanes over the line in the Big Bash League here yesterday.At the Sydney Cricket Ground, Heat rattled up 162 for eight off their 20 overs and then restricted Sydney Sixers to 156 for eight to come away with a narrow six-run win.The right-handed Simmons was at the heart of Heat’s enterprise, carving out 54 from 30 deliveries, with nine fours and a six, to help pull his side around from 34 for two in the fifth over.With three noughts in his last four outings, Simmons put his head down to post 73 for the third wicket with Joe Burns, who top-scored with 60 off 50 balls with three fours and three sixes.Simmons was eventually out in the 13th over with the score on 107 for three, picking out Doug Bollinger at long off with off-spinner Johan Botha.In reply, Sixers failed to reach their target, despite a knock of 47 from opener Michael Lumb and 42 from wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.TENSE AFFAIRIn Hobart, Sammy very nearly snatched a dramatic win for Hurricanes before Perth Scorchers held their nerve in a tense affair at the Bellerive Oval.Chasing 174 to win, Hurricanes ended on 172 for six off their 20 overs, with Sammy belting 28 not out off a mere 12 deliveries.They were seemingly out of it at 132 for five in the 18th over until Sammy arrived to lash two fours and two sixes in a 36-run stand off 15 balls for the sixth wicket with Jonathan Wells, who made 20 from 10 balls.Requiring 16 from the final over bowled by pacer AndrÈ Tye, Sammy gathered four runs from the first two balls, before smashing the third ball over cover from six.Needing a six off the final delivery, Sammy struck Tye straight for four as Hurricanes missed out. Captain and opener Tim Paine top-scored with 57 off 47 balls.Scorchers had earlier reached 173 for five off their 20 overs, with English left-hander Michael Carberry getting 62 from 35 deliveries.last_img read more

Carter awaits his fate

first_imgA three-man International Olympic Committee (IOC) disciplinary panel is deliberating the fate of Jamaica sprinter Nesta Carter after a hearing for the re-testing of an adverse analytical finding from the 2008 Beijing Olympics was held at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday. The hearing, which is also in accordance with the eight years storage provision in the participation rules of the 2008 Beijing Games, saw Carter being represented by Kate Gallafint of London-based legal firm Blackstone Chambers. She was instructed by Kendrah Potts of the law firm Mishon de Reya, which has offices in London and New York. The IOC was represented by legal officer Jean-Pierre Morand and Dr Richard Budgett, medical and scientific director. Both parties presented their cases to the three-man panel consisting of Denis Oswald (chairman), Gunillia Lindberg, and Urgur Erdner. In a release yesterday, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) said president Mike Fennell was also in attendance. Carter and his local attorney, Stuart Stimpson, participated via video link. In June, Carter failed an anti-doping test for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine when traces of the drug were found in his A and B samples. This after frozen blood and urine samples from the 2008 Summer Olympics were retested by the IOC. Carter and the Jamaica 4×100 metres team, which included Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Michael Frater, stand to lose their relay gold medal if Carter is found guilty. Bolt completed a historic triple at the recent Rio de Janeiro Olympic to end his Olympic career with nine gold medals. The sprint idol could now have his legacy dented if he has to give up one of his gold medals. FAILED TESTlast_img read more

Patrick has big plans for Maverley-Hughenden

first_imgCoach of Maverley-Hughenden FC men’s senior team Anthony Patrick is not afraid to give young talent the chance to shine. He did it during stints at Waterhouse. And after three weeks in charge at neighbouring Maverley, he is looking to add a number of youth players to the roster during the January transfer market.”Definitely, I will be bringing in youth players. This is me. I won’t change. I always try to put schoolboys in the Maverley system once they have the quality. It is not about age. I have played a few 16-year-olds in the league,” Patrick told The Gleaner yesterday.Patrick has a good track record in schoolboy football. He guided Bridgeport High to Manning Cup titles in 2001 and 2006, the Walker Cup KO title in 2001, and shared the Olivier Shield with Glenmuir High in 2006.He went to Waterhouse and took with him several Bridgeport High stars such as Darren Mattocks, Kenardo Forbes, AndrÈ Clennon, and Theo Brown. They have all gone on to represent Jamaica at youth and senior levels.Mattocks currently represents Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer in the United States.When Patrick was hired by his new club on December 6, they had played 14 games in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) and were on 13 points. Now, three games later, the promoted team has moved from tenth position to seventh with 20 points, just two off sixth-place Arnett Gardens in the race for a top-six finish.”It’s a possibility that we can get there. Anything can happen,” Patrick said about the team’s chance of lifting the title.”We have some teams to play twice, and some teams at the top will drop points. The teams in the top four can be vulnerable at this time. We are here to compete, not just participate,” he added.”With five games remaining in the second round, our goal is to get at least nine more points. That would put us in a good position entering the third and final preliminary round,” Patrick calculated.MANAGEMENT IN SUPPORTPatrick has had a good look at the squad he inherited from the club’s former coach, Lijyasu Simms, and will be looking to bolster it with as many as 10 players when the window reopens next week.”We are looking at bringing in about six senior players, plus four quality schoolboys, to fill positions when the window opens in January,” he disclosed. Patrick declined to identify any of his targets but revealed that the aim is to expose young talent so that the club would be able to benefit financially.With players coming in, some contracts of the current squad will be terminated to make way for the new arrivals.”The club’s management is in full support of my plans, so they are working on getting the new players in,” he disclosed.Maverley-Hughenden will next play second-place Tivoli Gardens when the Red Stripe Premier League resumes after a two-week break on Sunday, January 8.last_img read more

Orchids were determined to win – Guy

first_imgJanet Guy, coach of newly crowned Berger Elite League champions, the St Ann Orchids, said it took a lot of hard work and determination from her team to win this year’s title. Orchids recorded a 49-37 victory over the Kingston Hummingbirds in the deciding game of the best-of-three finals to win the series 2-1 at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology on Saturday. It was the Orchids’ first hold on the island’s premier netball trophy. However, they had to do it the hard way after coming from behind to win the series. The Orchids lost the opening game, 57-43, before returning to level the series with a 58-39 victory in Game Two. “It was a good team effort and I think everybody on the team understood what it takes to be a champion,” said Guy. “They train really hard when they do train and they listen and follow instructions and I really think they played hard for the entire season and so they deserved to win here,” said Guy. “We really bounced back well in the second game to force a game three, which was very good for netball, because a lot of people came out to support, and that was very good and I hope that this will continue into the club leagues,” Guy said. Sabrina Spence, who is the competition’s leading scorer, netted 39 goals from 44 attempts as the Orchids jumped out to a 26-15 lead at half-time. Former national captain Simone Forbes was also brilliant for the Orchids as she had her way with national defenders Shareema Sterling and Stacian Facey in scoring 10 goals from 12 attempts. National player Adean Thomas and former national representative Althea Byfield also turned in a good shift in defence for the Orchid as they outmuscled the Hummingbirds shooters, Thristina Hardwood and Kera Christie, throughout the match. BRILLIANT DEFENCE In fact, Thomas and Byfield were especially brilliant in the second quarter, where they limited the Hummingbirds to just seven goals. Harwood was the leading scorer for the Hummingbirds with 31 goals from 41 attempts, while Christie chipped in with five goals from ten tries. Kerry Brown, captain of the Hummingbirds, said they tried their best, but were very disappointed with the result. “I think we did fight because the scoreline was not that bad, but we played in patches and that was what really cost us the game,” said Brown. “We are very disappointed because after winning in the first game, we didn’t play (as well) in the other games, hence we lost the series.”last_img read more

South Africa and NZ in tense finale

first_imgDUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP):Opener Dean Elgar produced an immense effort of concentration to make 89 as South Africa, reaching 224-6, built a 191-run lead after the fourth day of the first cricket test, which New Zealand made tense with three late wickets.After achieving his highest test score of 140 in just less than seven hours in South Africa’s first innings of 308 – later surpassed by New Zealand’s 341 – Elgar batted six hours in cold, dark and difficult conditions to thwart the home side.Over those two innings, Elgar occupied the University Oval crease for 13 hours, coping with a pitch which was slow and low on the first day and which had become worn and treacherous when he batted through most of the fourth day before falling close to stumps.The left-hander seemed set to become the seventh South African to score centuries in both innings of a test before making an uncharacteristic error inside the last hour, scooping a catch from the bowling of off-spinner Jeetan Patel to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.Patel featured in New Zealand’s late rally, dismissing Elgar, then bowling Quinton de Kock (4) while fellow spinner Mitchell Santner bowled Temba Bavuma (6) to keep the match closely poised.Captain Faf du Plessis achieved his 11th test half-century and ended the day 56 not out, while Vernon Philander nervously made his way to 1 from 12 balls by stumps.Trailing on the first innings by 33 runs, South Africa began the fourth day at 38-1, with a lead of only five runs. Hashim Amla fell during the morning session for 24, leaving the Proteas 39-2, effectively 6-2 in their second innings and in danger of starting this three-match series with defeat.EVENTFUL PARTNERSHIPIt was then that Elgar’s iron will was most clearly on display. He added 74 in an eventful partnership with J.P. Duminy, then 80 for the fourth wicket with du Plessis, who was still at the crease when bad light ended play at 6.30 p.m..The elongated and disrupted day tested both teams. Play began 30 minutes late because of morning showers and players had been on the field only 20 minutes when forced off through bad light. They were absent only 10 minutes before the light improved and for the remainder of the day, the battle was more against the bitter cold than light or rain.South African-born seamer Neil Wagner shouldered a heavy burden for New Zealand, bowling 27 overs and taking 2-57 while 36-year-old off-spinner Jeetan Patel bowled 36 overs and took 2-72.Elgar took 228 minutes and 144 balls to reach his sixth test half-century, after completing his seventh century on Thursday.CHANCES SQUANDEREDDuminy’s innings of 39 highlighted the many chances New Zealand squandered yesterday. He was spared on 2 when New Zealand wastefully challenged a caught-behind refusal off Trent Boult’s bowling. On 20, New Zealand opted against a review, though replays showed Duminy would have been out lbw to Patel. He was then hit on the pads and New Zealand did review, unaware the ball had taken a thick edge.Duminy’s luck finally ran out on 39 when Wagner hit his pads, he was given out, and his own call for a review was unsuccessful.”We’re in with a chance if we can do something similar tomorrow morning, try to eke out a few wickets then chase a score,” Santer said. “The key thing is we didn’t let them get away, and that’s what we’ve got to do as well.”last_img read more

Miller faces stiff Contender challenge from Canada’s Cotroni

first_imgJamaican Gregory Miller, faces an uphill battle tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, when he tackles Canadian Francesco Cotroni over five rounds, in the preliminaries of the Wray & Nephew 2017 junior middleweight Contender boxing series. Miller, who has had only one professional fight, is going up against a seasoned fighter, whose record is 11 wins, eight losses and a draw. The Jamaican made his debut as a professional in the Contender series on March 25, 2015, against Barbadian Deryck Richmond. He was totally defensive in that bout, and lost by unanimous decision. Since then, he has migrated to Canada and has been training there. He told The Gleaner yesterday that he has had great coaching from trainers there, and said that he is ready to give a great performance. Miller has been in hard training in Jamaica for the past few months, for this return to the series, and one can only wait to see whether this has prepared him well enough, for what will undoubtedly a stern test tonight. Cotroni, who is from Montreal, was bubbling with excitement yesterday, and is entering the contest with the hope of taking the next step towards the title. “I can’t wait to get into the ring. Jamaica is nice and hot, unlike Montreal, where it is now 10 degrees. I am anxious to get into the ring and win this my first fight in the series. I plan to win this competition, so I have to beat anyone who comes into the ring to challenge me,” Cotroni said in the build up to the fight. AGGRESSIVE CONTENDER Cotrini, who is seeded at No. 4 on the Canadian team, has a reputation of being an aggressive competitor, and has been a pro since 2011. He has won five of his fights inside the distance and has himself been stopped four times. His last fight was on October 22, last year, when he lost to Paul Bzdel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, by unanimous decision over 10 rounds. This is the fifth week of the Contender series, and so far Jamaicans have won three times and Canada once. The winner of the series will receive $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth $200,000.last_img read more

Tatum, Celtics 3-0; Summer League set for tournament stage

first_imgJayson Tatum #11 of the Boston Celtics stands on the court during a 2017 Summer League game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston won 70-64. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPJayson Tatum might not need long to win his first championship with the Boston Celtics.The Celtics improved to 3-0 in the NBA Summer League on Tuesday with an 88-83 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Tatum, the No. 3 pick in the draft, had 15 points and six rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Boston, winner of a record 17 NBA championships, is one of six undefeated teams after the preliminary stage on the campus of UNLV.The Memphis Grizzlies also are 3-0 after overcoming 37 points from Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell in an 84-81 overtime victory. Mitchell, the No. 13 pick from Louisville, added eight steals.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’Toronto is the No. 1 seed, followed by Cleveland, Dallas, Memphis, the Clippers and Boston, as the tournament stage begins. The top eight seeds have byes until Thursday’s second round, while Nos. 9-24 are scheduled to play Wednesday.A look at the six games played Tuesday, including one that went to sudden death: BULLS 82, WIZARDS 73Lauri Markkanen bounced back from a poor performance with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulls over the winless Wizards.Markkanen, the No. 7 pick from Arizona, missed all 10 3-point attempts and went 1 for 13 overall in a loss a night earlier.Antonio Blakeney led Chicago (1-2) with 23 points while Denzel Valentine, who also struggled Monday, contributed 15 points and six rebounds.Sheldon McClellan scored 20 points for Washington (0-3).MAVERICKS 78, HEAT 73Yogi Ferrell, a second-team All-Rookie selection, scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks in the battle of unbeatens.No. 9 pick Dennis Smith Jr. added 16 points and five assists as Dallas improved to 3-0.Okaro White had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while rookie big man Bam Adebayo had 13 points and nine boards for Miami (2-1). Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ Dillon Brooks came off the Memphis bench for 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a 3-pointer with a minute left in OT. The former Oregon star finished the game by blocking Mitchell’s tying 3-point attempt with 0.2 seconds to play.Wayne Selden added 17 points and Wade Baldwin IV had 15.Mitchell scored 14 points in the fourth quarter before Travis Leslie tied it with a jumper with 2.6 seconds to go in regulation. Utah fell to 0-3.TIMBERWOLVES 78, WARRIORS 76, 2 OTC.J. Williams made a floater in the lane in the sudden-death second overtime to give Minnesota its second straight victory.Matt Costello had 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Williams also scored 14 points for the Timberwolves (2-1). Perry Ellis and Marcus Paige each had 13.Patrick McCaw scored 20 points and Bryce Alford had 16 for the Warriors (0-3), while Jordan Bell provided the defense. The second-rounder from Oregon finished with 11 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and five steals.SPURS 99, TRAIL BLAZERS 85Bryn Forbes scored 35 points, making six 3-pointers, as the Spurs improved to 2-1.Caleb Swanigan, the No. 26 pick out of Purdue, led Portland (1-2) with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES 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 CELTICS 88, 76ERS 83Jabari Bird also had 15 points for the Celtics, going 7 of 10 from the field. Demetrius Jackson scored all of his 14 in the fourth quarter, while Ante Zizic had 12 points and 13 rebounds.Jaylen Brown played just 13 minutes, scoring seven points before leaving with a bruised thigh.Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 16 points for the 76ers (1-2).GRIZZLIES 84, JAZZ 81, OTADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers sign Caldwell-Pope for 1 year, $18 millionlast_img read more

SEA Games: Archery instructor collects bronze in men’s compound

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paul Marton De La Cruz bags the bronze medal in men’s individual compound archery in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — Under gathering darkness, Paul Marton Dela Cruz came away with a bronze medal for Philippines in archery Wednesday.The 30-year-old Dela Cruz, a full-time archery and instructor, said he didn’t expect to make it to the bronze medal match because of his dismal performance in the first two ends.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PH absorbs first loss in men’s water polo View comments MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “I just told myself not to give up and continue to fight,” said Dela Cruz as he tried to calm his nerves for his first individual medal in the Southeast Asian Games in this verdant, humid city.He matched up with top-ranked Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki of Malaysia in the semifinals, lost and fell in the bronze medal match against yet another strong hometown bet Ruslan ZulfadhliFEATURED 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’“He showed determination and I was happy that on Day 1 we were able to medal,” said head coach Clint Sayo. “It was a good fight in the bronze medal round.”Indeed, Dela Cruz finished at the same score as Zulfadhli (144-144), forcing a nerve-wracking shootout for the medal at the Synthetic Turf Field inside National Sports Council KL Sports City. “It was overwhelming. I was very nervous,” said Dela Cruz, who fired a 10 while the hugely favorite Malaysian had a nine.Dela Cruz started in recurve — the Olympic archery event — in 2003 but shifted to compound. He is an instructor at FR Sevilla Archery Range, home of the Philippine Team.The Philippines will have more chances of nailing a gold in the next few days in compound event with team competitions for men’s and women’s on tap.The rest of the individual compound archers, including former champion Amaya Paz-Cojuangco, faltered in the round robin matches.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there

first_imgWard released a statement on his website titled “Mission Accomplished ” thanking those who helped him throughout his career and explaining his reasons for his retirement.“I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” he wrote. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWard is currently rated the best “pound for pound” boxer by Ring Magazine. But in an interview with ESPN’s First Take, he said he no longer wants to do the work leading to his bouts.“People see what I do fight night, they see under the lights, but they don’t see the toil, they don’t seethe grind, they don’t see just the pain, the physical pain that you go through, not just in the fights, but to prepare and to get ready for those battles,” he said. View comments LATEST STORIES “I don’t think about him at all because I’m looking forward (to reaching) my goals,” he said, adding that his last two fights are “history” and “I forgot it already.”He said he would have been happy to get a third fight, but not if he had to wait and take lesser bouts in the interim. Kovalev does wonder if Ward and his handlers are playing psychological games.“They did before second rematch,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t care at all.”HBO said Ward will work as an analyst on its boxing broadcasts.“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top,” HBO executive vice president Peter Nelson said. “To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I felt the physicality of the sport, not just in the ring stuff, but the training and the preparation, start to take its toll on me for the last two or three years and I bit down and continued to push through and at this point, it’s time and I know it’s time.”Ward declined other interview requests through his publicist, saying he wanted to celebrate his retirement with family and friends.Ward has won all 32 of his fights, with 16 knockouts. He won the Olympic gold medal as a light heavyweight in 2004. Ward won the WBA super middleweight title in 2009 when he defeated Mikkel Kessler and unified that title in 2011 when he beat Carl Froch in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.Ward then battled shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring and later went 19 months without a fight because of a protracted legal dispute with his former promoter, the late Dan Goosen.Ward got back in the ring in June 2015. He won the light heavyweight title in a disputed, unanimousdecision against Sergey Kovalev in November 2016, taking all three belts in the process. Ward then beat Kovalev more decidedly in a rematch in June that was stopped in the eighth round.Kovalev said Ward’s retirement will be good for boxing because it will allow “good and strong” fighters to compete for the vacated titles. He also said through his Main Events promoter that he doesn’t concern himself with the possibility that Ward’s retirement won’t stick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight, according to a statement on his website Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Ward decided to end his career on top.Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, leaving the sport at age 33 with an undefeated record and the light heavyweight championship.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

Amer time

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Fields drove the Dyip to a 104-96 victory over the erstwhile unbeaten Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters in the earlier game.“That 31-point loss was embarrassing. Everybody in the locker room was so embarrassed, so we have to rectify it with a W,” said Fields after another monster game of 34 points on 13 of 17 shooting, 11 rebounds and five assists.Unlike in that humbling Alaska blowout, Fields got complementary scoring from the local crew this time as guards Rashawn McCarthy and Jeremy King found their range.McCarthy hit six triples for 23 points while King, who drew defenders that left Fields with more room to operate, had 13 points in a contest that the Dyip controlled most of the way.They doubled on Reggie Johnson down low in the closing minutes, frustrating the bulky 6-foot-9 big man en route to the first defeat of the Elasto Painters in four games this conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Amer finished with 28 points—including 13 in the last six minutes of the game—and Newsome added 23 as the duo ruined Standhardinger’s debut with their game-long brilliance.“They’re already the best team in the league and we’re glad we caught them in their first game while they’re struggling with their rotation,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFive Beermen punched in double figures, led by Troy Gillenwater’s 19 points, but Standhardinger, the No. 1 pick in this season’s rookie draft, managed just four points as he struggled to find his spot in the Beermen’s system.Meanwhile, coach Ricky Dandan’s high regard for John Fields despite the humiliating loss by Columbian Dyip last time out must have been amplified by now. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.netThe night was supposed to be all about Christian Standhardinger’s debut with the San Miguel Beermen. Baser Amer made it all about him.The gutsy guard hit the big shots of the game and teamed up with Chris Newsome to give the Beermen’s backcourt the fits as Meralco pulled off a 93-85 stunner Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Comebacking Leon roars to 2nd spot “Beating an undefeated team feels great. As an import, my job is to set the tone and I told my teammates that I’m serious about winning,” said Fields.Johnson still came up with 30 points and 17 rebounds before the Columbian defensive blanket threw him out of rhythm.Raymond Almazan was effective in the paint, finishing with 16 points and 14 rebounds, eight of them offensive boards, but the aggressiveness of the Dyip practically negated Rain or Shine’s size advantage.Hailed by Dandan as a perfect fit for the Dyip, Fields said their team chemistry is still a work in progress.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more