Walcott tightens grip on Northlands title

first_imgWINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):Four-time defending champion Rico Walcott further strengthened his hold on a fifth Northlands Park title when he rode a triple at the western Canada racetrack here Saturday.The Barbadian reinsman won race two with favourite Secret Way, race five with another favourite, Eight Ender, before wrapping up the eight-race card with a handsome victory aboard 4-1 chance Skimmer Jim.Walcott, the brother of former Northlands champion Ricky Walcott, now leads the standings with 93 wins – almost double the tally of the second-placed Scott Williams, who has 48.He opened his account on Saturday over 5-1/2 furlongs when he made all the running with two-year-old bay gelding Secret Way, to beat the two-year-olds by seven lengths.Walcott then returned in race five with a carbon-copy ride, to carry Eight Ender to a resounding 12-1/4 length gate-to-wire win over the three-year-olds, who have never won two races.Going six furlongs, Walcott was through the quarter with the gelding in a time of 23.12 and was three lengths clear at the half run in 47.06.They then drew off in the stretch to reach the wire unchallenged.Walcott returned to the winners’ enclosure in the day’s final race when he guided the five-year-old bay gelding, Skimmer Jim, to the wire by a length.Going a mile for three-year-olds yet to win three races, Skimmer Jim lacked early speed, but Walcott got the best out of him in the stretch run, and he hauled in favourite and pace-setter Lucky Ed to take the win.The Northlands title wraps up October 24.last_img read more

Reno start with win, MBU lose to Portmore at first hurdle

first_imgWestern Bureau:FC Reno, boasting some new faces and a new coach in charge, defeated Humble Lion 1-0 at the Frome Sports Complex to begin the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League season in fine style. The win came thanks to an 81st-minute headed goal from Kevar Walker.However, it was the other way around for Montego Bay United (MBU), who suffered a 2-0 loss to the returning Portmore United.MBU were undone by their former attacking midfielder, Ricardo Morris, who fired the visiting Portmore ahead in the 63rd minute before putting the icing on the cake with a sublime effort that took Jacomino Barrett in the MBU goal by surprise.That goal came in the 77th, and it left their coach, Tim Hankinson, an angry man, as it was their third-straight loss spanning the Scotia Bank CONCACAF Champions League, and now the first match of the Red Stripe Premier League season.MBU has so far given up eight goals, scoring none; cause for major concern, according to Hankinson.poor performance”Our performance is not good enough at this level. We lack quality out there, and it’s something we will have to fix in training before our next game on Sunday,” he said.”I am angry that we are just not doing well, and it’s frustrating because we have a couple of national players here, and still we look shabby all over the field,” Hankinson said.But it was joy for coach Junior Francis after the full-time whistle at Frome, as Reno began their campaign with a bang in a game which had its first half spoilt by rain. Francis underlined that he is, however, already looking forward to Sunday’s clash with former team Waterhouse FC.”I spent three seasons there (Waterhouse), so I am expecting a real tough match. But we have players at Reno who are coachable, and that is good. The win gives us a good vibe, and we hope to carry through from here,” he said.last_img read more

Pioneering Grandmaster looking to bring tae kwon do unity

first_img HAN’S RETURN Now a travelling statesman in tae kwon do, Han returned from a 10-year hiatus after Choi’s death to join forces with the general’s son’s ITF as an advisor. However, he said he is open to “help any member of ITF”. “I will go anywhere to help tae kwon do,” he said. Han is also an advisor to the 36-member council Global Taekwon-Do Federation International (GTFI), headquartered in Malaysia. Its members are from 20 countries including USA, Spain, Armenia, Russia, Canada, Malaysia and others. GTFI is a professional tae kwon do body formed to bring all tae kwon do groups together without politics or other restrictions, which, its website said, “has destroyed many tae kwon do organisations. “We are waiting to make one banner, have one big world championships,” Han said, with, at last, a glimmer of hope in his eyes. FORMER STUDENTS Grandmaster Han Sam Soo, one of the pioneers of Tae kwon do, who had introduced the martial art to Jamaica in 1974, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which recognises the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), should once and for all “reach a compromise” to accept the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) into its fold. Han, 71, was recently honoured by ITF-affiliated Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association at a ceremony in Mandeville, Manchester. Now retired and living in Canada for the last 26 years, Han was sent to Jamaica four decades ago by the founder of tae kwon do, the late General Choi Hong Hi, who was born in Korea before the North-South divide. Han, also a Korean, spent three years in Jamaica establishing tae kwon do, training early pioneers, now masters, Claude Chin and Peter Lue, but left in 1977 due to what he described as a “civil war”. “Otherwise, I would have stayed. I like Jamaica. During this visit, I see Jamaica has not changed, very happy and relaxed,” he said. He was elated to see his former students upholding the principles of ‘tae kwon’, “foot and hand technique to defend yourself and others”, and , ‘do’, “the way of life based on the tenets of tae kwon do – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit”. However, Han was visibly sad that the martial arts General Choi founded in 1955, split into three different ITFs plus the WTF. “The WTF was started in 1973 in South Korea after General Choi left the country for political reasons. General Choi was born in Korea when it was one Korea, but went to Japan to study. He joined the Japanese army then the South Korean army,” Han explained. “When General Choi moved from South Korea to Canada with the ITF, South Korea decided to call themselves World Taekwondo Federation, just to kill the general’s organisation,” he pointed out. WTF-style tae kwon do debuted as a demonstration sport at the Seoul 1982 Olympics in South Korea, embraced by the IOC, and has remained an Olympic event since, closing the door on the origins of the sport, ITF-style tae kwon do. “WTF should have used a different name. It’s like calling a beer a whiskey, saying it’s the same alcohol. The IOC knows ITF is the original tae kwon do but are holding hands for profit. We have to make a compromise and change the rules. All they are doing is slowly copying the ITF style,” he pointed out. “However, money and politics talk. The WTF is controlled by South Korea. General Choi and myself had met a few times with Juan Samaranch. He knew but didn’t want to recognise ITF because of money and politics,” Han added. The late Samaranch served as the seventh president of the IOC from 1980 to 2001. Meanwhile, General Choi’s ITF splintered into three groups shortly before and after his 2002 death. One is located in North Korea, where he had gone in 1980 and had started teaching the art in 1981. This was much to the displeasure of his son, Choi Jung Hwa, who, after his father’s death, started his own ITF, now headquartered in the United Kingdom. The third piece of the ITF puzzle, based in Alicante, Spain, to which the Jamaica Taekwon-do Association is affiliated, was explained by Han as General Choi’s then vice-president, Pablo Trajtenberg, being elevated to president, “western people who wanted to stay out of the politics”, he added.last_img read more

RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2015 nominees

first_imgFedrick Dacres – AthleticsFor his achievement in winning the gold medal in the discus throw at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Dacres hurled the discus 64.80 metres to win the event over Ronald Juliao of Brazil by .15 metres. The 21-year-old Dacres also finished seventh in the final of the discus at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, with a throw of 64.22 metres, well below the 65.77 metres he threw to qualify for the final round. His earlier throw would have earned him the bronze medal had he made it in the final round of competition.Veronica Campbell-Brown – AthleticsFor her achievement in earning the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a season best run of 21.97 seconds, the third-fastest time of the year. Campbell-Brown also ran the lead leg for the gold medal-winning women’s 4×100 metres relay team at the Championships. Earlier in the year, VCB was a member of two medal-winning teams at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas; the silver medal 4×200 metres relay team and the gold medal-winning 4×100 metres relay team. Campbell-Brown was also fourth in the 100 metres final at the World Championships.Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the 100 metres title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a brilliant run of 10.76 seconds. This was her third World 100m title, after previous triumphs in 2009 and 2013 and it was her fifth title in the last six major championships (including the last two Olympic Games). The ‘Pocket Rocket’ also anchored the women’s 4×100 metres relay team to victory in a championship record 41.07 seconds. Fraser-Pryce was the only Diamond race winner for Jamaica in the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, winning the diamond for the 100 metres with a perfect four wins from four starts. She ran a world-leading 10.74 seconds in Paris in the Diamond League and led the 4×100 metres relay team to victory at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas. Fraser-Pryce registered the three fastest 100 metres times for the year.last_img read more

Jamaica Scorpions facing defeat against T&T Red Force

first_imgAnother day of woeful batting by the Jamaica Scorpions yesterday have them staring defeat in the face against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in the WICB First-Class League action at Sabina Park.Resuming the day on 13 without loss in their second innings – an overall lead of 22 runs – the Scorpions lost their way in the morning and early post-lunch sessions and were bowled out for 155 in their second innings.This resulted in the Red Force, which made 206 in their first innings in response to 225 made by the Scorpions, being set a comfortable victory target of 175.At the close of the third day, they were 113 for three – 62 runs adrift.”Advantage Trinidad; needing 60-odd runs and we need to get nine wickets to win,” said new Jamaica captain, Campbell, who in addition to eight made in the first innings, scored 23 in the second.”Having said that, (however), their batting order has been struggling, (especially) their middle order and if we come tomorrow morning and get two quick wickets, I think we could make a match of it.”Starting out with openers John Campbell, on eight, and Shacaya Thomas, five, the Scorpions capitulated on the back of some fine offspin from new sensation Jon-Russ Jagessar. Playing in his second first-class match, he finished with eight for 58, his maiden five-wicket haul.The diminutive Jagessar, a revelation for Trinidad on their way to capturing the regional one-day title last month, utilised variations of pace and spin to add to his first innings collection of three for 53, to also claim his first 10-wicket haul.In the end, none of the top six Jamaica batsmen were able to pass 25. Thomas made 19, Kirk Edwards 16, Jermaine Blackwood five, and Devon Thomas eight.LAST-WICKET STANDIt took a defiant 47 last-wicket stand between spinner Nikita Miller, who was last man out for 28, and fast bowler Marquino Mindley, 23 not out, to bring some level of respectability to their score.However, thanks to enterprising batting from fast-rising opener, Evin Lewis, who closed on 66 not out, the Red Force went on to take control of the match.The 24-year-old, who recently returned from the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 and who scored an attractive 87 in the first innings, also expressed pleasure with his team’s showing.”We have only lost one wicket and we are on top,” he said. “It’s (now) important that we come out tomorrow, keep going as a team and get the remaining runs.”The left-hander, who looked at consummate ease while batting in each innings, also gave credit to Jagessar, who was recently selected in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 draft.”It was an excellent bowling performance by Jon-Russ,” he said. “We had a plan to bowl to the right handers and he went out there and did it and we are happy for it.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS 1st Innings 225RED FORCE 1st Innings 206SCORPIONS 2nd Innings(overnight 13 without loss)S Thomas lbw b Jagessar 19*J Campbell st Katwaroo b Jagessar 23K Edwards c Lewis b Jagessar 10A McCarthy c Lewis b Jagessar 16J Blackwood lbw b Jagessar 5D Thomas b Jagessar 8+C Walton c Richards b Jagessar 4N Miller c Mohammed b Khan 28D Jacobs c Cariah b Jagessar 1S Cottrell lbw b Jagessar 8M Mindley not out 23Extras (b8, lb2) 10TOTAL (all out, 48.2 overs) 155Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-58, 3-61, 4-79, 5-79, 6-91, 7-92, 8-96, 9-108, 10-155.Bowling: Emrit 9-4-11-0, Richards 13-4-35-1, Jagessar 24-4-58-8, Mohammed 3-1-6-0, Imran Khan 16.2-2-31-1, Ottley 3-1-4-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 175 runs)E Lewis not out 66J Solozano c Miller b Campbell 19K Hope not out 14Extras ((lb11, w1, nb2) 14TOTAL (1 wkt, 38 overs) 113Fall of wicket: 1-66.Bowling: Cottrell 5-0-19-0 (nb1), Mindley 3-0-15-0 (w2), Miller 15-4-32-0, Campbell 8-3-26-1, Jacobs 7-3-10-0.Position: Red Force require a further 62 runs for victory with nine wickets intact.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: V Smith, L Reifer.last_img read more

Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party

first_img Britain’s athletes wore shoes with soles that lit up in changing colours of red, white and blue, while Tongan taekwondo athlete Pita Taufatofua danced onstage in a grass skirt as a DJ performed, reprising a moment that captured attention when he carried the flag for his country during the opening ceremony. The show widened its lens to greater Brazil, a massive country with a land mass slightly larger than the continental United States. There was a tribute to cave paintings of some of the first inhabitants of the Americas, in Serra da Capivara, in northeastern Brazil, today one of the nation’s poorest regions. Spectators watched performers shake it to frevo, a frenetic dance that – if it’s even possible – makes high-octane samba seem like a staid ballroom affair. Holding small umbrellas, dancers jumped and marched while performing acrobatics. They shook it to “Vassourinhas”, which means “small brooms”, a popular song that was also the name of a famous club in the northeastern city of Recife. The show also built performances around “saudade”, which means anything from longing for someone to sadness to remembering good times. It is one of the most important words in Brazilian Portuguese. Lights flashed translations for the word in many languages and a group of women sang “Mulher Rendeira”, or “Lace-making Woman”, a nod to the country’s African heritage. Brazil was the last country in the Americas to outlaw slavery, in 1888. The Games had many memorable moments, both for Brazilian competitors at home and athletes from around the world. Soccer-crazed Brazil got partial payback against Germany, winning gold two years after a 7-1 World Cup semi-final shellacking that left Brazilians fuming. American gymnast Simone Biles asserted her dominance with four golds, swimmer Michael Phelps added five more to up his staggering total to 23 and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, put on his usual show with three golds just days before turning 30 years old. But there were also ugly episodes, like American swimmer Ryan Lochte’s fabricated story about a harrowing robbery that was actually an intoxicated-fuelled vandalism of a gas station bathroom, and bizarre issues like Olympic diving pools going from crystal blue to gunky, algae green – at a time when Rio’s water quality in open waters is one of the biggest local environmental issues. With the Games over, Brazilians now return to problems that have long consumed the country of 200 million people. The economy is mired in its worst recession in decades and later this week the Senate is expected to begin the trial on whether to permanently remove suspended President Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached in May for breaking fiscal rules in her managing of the federal budget. There’s widespread expectation that the Games in Tokyo, one of the world’s richest, most recognisable, cosmopolitan cities, will run more smoothly than they have in Rio. But there’s also worry in Japan over whether the Olympics will eventually further drag down an economy that has been struggling for decades. The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, accepted the flag from Bach and Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, signalling the transition. Many people, from Brazilians to IOC members, will analyse how things went for the Rio Games in the months ahead. But on Sunday, one strong sentiment was relief – that despite some problems, overall the Games went well. That wasn’t a given going in. The Zika virus scared away some competitors and tourists, rampant street crime in Rio and recent extremist attacks around the world raised fears about safety and Brazil’s political crisis and the economic angst behind it, threatened to cast a pall over the competitions. “We are very resilient, we didn’t leave anything important unaddressed,” said Augusta Porto, 36, a translator and Rio resident. “We can welcome people despite the serious problems that we have faced in the recent past.” RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief. The closing ceremony Sunday celebrated the 16-day spectacle that was the Rio Games, which combined numerous highlights with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed competition. Cariocas – as Rio’s residents are known – weren’t swayed by the issues that led up to these Olympics and braved rain and strong winds on the final night to cap their moment in the worldwide spotlight. While South America’s first Olympics are over, safely and with a grandiose finale, many problems remain. Still, Brazil showed Sunday it still definitely knows how to party. “These were marvellous Olympic Games in the ‘marve’lous city’,” said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, playing off the “cidade maravilhosa” nickname of Brazil’s postcard city of inviting coastlines, year-round sun and lush tropical vegetation. While the stadium erupted in applause at that declaration, a few minutes later there were boos of sadness when Bach announced: “I declare the Games of the XXXI Olympiad closed.” The closing ceremony in iconic Maracana Stadium was also meant to take care of some business – formally signalling the transition to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. But Sunday’s party was all about Brazil, designed to be more low-key than the opening, which focused heavily on Rio. The ceremony featured original footage of Alberto Santos Dumont, the man that Brazilians recognise as the inventor of the airplane. The theme, “Brazilians can do with their bare hands”, was a nod to the emerging economy of the world’s fifth most populous nation. Dressed in colourful feathers, dozens of dancers formed in the shape of the arches of Lapa, a popular area of Rio akin to Roman ruins, then morphed to make the shape of iconic Sugarloaf before quickly changing again, this time to the official 2016 symbol. Samba legend Martinho da Vila, whose tunes make their way into many popular telenovelas, sang “Carinhoso”, or “Affectionate”. Olympians poured in under light rain, waving their flags while many shook their bodies to samba-infused pop that made the stadium feel like a carnival parade. UGLY EPISODES MASSIVE COUNTRYlast_img read more

Cebu Ironman: Amelia Watkinson redeems self after subpar stint last year

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “You always take something from the bad races, so it’s not a hindrance to come back and try to be better than last year,” she said.It was quite an impressive showing for Watkinson, who clocked in almost six full minutes ahead of her closest competitor Jacqueline Thistleton.“You always strive for the podium, definitely. I’ve had a bit of a slow start to the year so I wasn’t quite sure if my fitness can hold it up,” she said. “But as I’ve said, I was pretty upset about my sixth place finish and I try to learn from it and this year, I’m always motivated to win. Winning is pretty special because not everybody gets to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate “Last year was a bit of an A-race. It wasn’t really my day. I struggled little bit, a little bit sick, and nervous,” she reflected.Fortunately for Watkinson, her third time in the country was indeed a charm as she made up for that forgettable performance and more.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 26-year-old came out hot off the gates as she established an early lead against her fellow female pros in the swim course before further extending the gap in the bike and run tracks to win at Shangri-La Mactan here.Topping the list in her category, it’s just the comeuppance Watkinson was looking for as she finally won her first race this year. 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rain or Shine set to trade Jeff Chan to Phoenix View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Amelia Watkinson didn’t deny that her below par showing last year haunted her going to the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.After finishing sixth in a tough field last year, the Kiwi triathlete bid her time to atone for her poor performance as she sought to have a better outing this time out.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangaslast_img read more

Bolts claim top spot, rally past Beermen

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tempers flare in SMB-Meralco duel The loss put the Beermen in a tough situation as they will have to beat Barangay Ginebra twice in the quarters.The scores:MERALCO 104 – Durham 35, Dillinger 16, Newsome 14, Amer 13, Hodge 8, Tolomia 8, De Ocampo 6, Nabong 2, Hugnatan 2, Lanete 0.SAN MIGUEL 101 – Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Watson 18, Cabagnot 16, Ross 10, Santos 6, Rosser 4, Espinas 3, Heruela 0.Quarters: 19-32, 39-51, 69-81, 104-101.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 “It’s a big win for the Meralco program. I think it’s probably the first time we finished number one at the end of the elimination round, and now it’s on to the playoffs where things are a little more difficult,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.The Bolts, who wound up with a 9-2 card, will face the No. 8 Blackwater Elite. as his side now braces for eighth seed Blackwater in the quarterfinals armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJared Dillinger chipped in 16 markers, five coming in the fourth quarter that triggered the endgame uprising as Meralco fought back from a 96-87 deficit with 3:19 remaining.Chris Newsome added 14 points, six assists, and four boards, while Baser Amer had 13, none bigger than his game-tying three that knotted the score at 98 with 1:28 left. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Bolts stared at a 32-19 deficit in the first quarter that ballooned to 18, 71-53, midway in the third quarter.“That was just a great second half for our team. We tried to make some adjustments at halftime and we tried to implement adjustments that the players went out and executed,” Black said.“It was still very difficult and it took us a long time to really get our bearings and get on a run, get some momentum, but towards the end of the game, the lineup we had on the floor really worked out for us. We played better defense, and of course, AD picked it up offensively which helped us a lot,” added Black as Meralco beat San Miguel for the first time in six conferences.June Mar Fajardo led San Miguel with 26 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks, but his floater in the final 10 seconds could not find its mark.Terrence Watson added 18 markers and 10 boards, while Marcio Lassiter also got 18.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees PBA IMAGESAllen Durham scored the go-ahead basket and Meralco clinched the top spot with a 104-101 comeback win over San Miguel Beer Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham made the game-winning shot with 27.1 seconds left that capped off Meralco’s 16-5 finishing kick. He finished with 35 points and 13 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Undermanned Lady Stags clobber Lady Generals in NCAA opener

first_imgCan Lady Chiefs score title repeat? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Dangie Encarnacion scored on back-to-back check balls that sent San Sebastian to the 24-16 match point before Daurene Santos finished it all off with an ace.San Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb emphasized that they should rely on their own in the absence of Soltones.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 folk“I always tell them that with Grethcel gone they should be able to stand on their own feet,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.“When Grethcel was still here the offense went through her for like 70 percent of the time so the players would tend to sit back instead of stepping up. Now that Grethcel’s gone maybe they will start performing better.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES MOST READ San Sebastian had its relentless attack going on as it bombarded EAC with 44 scoring spikes and 12 service aces.That constant attack, however, also had a downside as the Lady Stags gave away 25 free points to the Generals due to errors.Captain Joyce Sta. Rita, Encarnacion, Nikka Dalisay, and Santos all had 13 points for San Sebastian.Jaylene Lumbo and Ladeisheen Magbanua each had six points to lead the Generals.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Sebastian started off its campaign in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament with a strong sweep of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Stags, who began their new life without three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones, played just seven of their eight total players but showed resiliency down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “The MRI (scan) showed a grade one injury of his illiopsoas on his right leg,” his management said in a statement.“He will be resting over the next days once back in Spain and will start with anti-inflammatory physiotherapy.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 folk“He will start his rehabilitation and pre-adaptation process to the tennis court in two weeks, starting progressively his training and practice.”The Nadal team said the Spanish star was expected to be fully recovered in three weeks and could resume playing in Acapulco late next month. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It was the second time Nadal had been forced to pull out with injury in Melbourne after calling it quits in the third set of his 2010 quarter-final against Andy Murray with a knee problem.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 “Three weeks is the normal time to totally recover and he will resume his tennis schedule as planned, playing Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami,” the statement said.The Spaniard was forced to withdraw when trailing Marin Cilic 0-2 in the fifth set and called on tour organisers to do more to halt injuries to top players.His comments followed the withdrawals of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori before the tournament started and Novak Djokovic struggling ahead of his exit on Monday.“Somebody who is running the tour should think a little bit about what’s going on. Too many people are getting injured,” Nadal said.“I don’t know if they think a little bit about the health of the players. I don’t know if we keep playing on these very hard surfaces what’s going to happen in the future with our lives.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments WWE star Enzo Amore fired after rape allegation Spain’s Rafael Nadal receives treatment from a trainer during his quarterfinal against Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.The 16-time Grand Slam champion had a scan in a Melbourne hospital after he retired early in the fifth set of his match with Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more