Long-time sponsor blocks Shelly-Ann’s MVP exit

first_img TWO SUGGESTIONS Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s move away from the MVP Track and Field Club has reportedly collapsed after her long-time kit sponsor Nike, according to our sources, threatened to pull the plug on their multimillion-dollar deal. Fraser-Pryce had started her background training with Reynaldo Walcott, who for several years have been a member of MVP’s technical team. Walcott is in the process of establishing his own club, which will be based at St Elizabeth Technical in Santa Cruz, with Nike initially giving their blessing to Fraser-Pryce’s move. However, The Gleaner understands that the American sportswear giant, which also sponsors MVP, changed its position after Stephen Francis, MVP’s head coach and Fraser-Pryce’s long-time conditioner, expressed his preference that she remains with the University of Technology-based outfit. Nike reportedly then suggested that Fraser-Pryce either remain at MVP or join another of their sponsored groups, the Los Angeles-based Bobby Kersee outfit, which includes American star Allyson Felix. Felix is Nike’s highest-paid female athlete at around US$1 million. Fraser-Pryce’s deal, which expires soon, falls below that figure but is expected to be renewed and improved. Fraser-Pryce has established herself as Jamaica’s flag-bearer in international female sprinting over the years, having won six Olympic medals, including two gold, as well as seven World Championships gold and two silver medals. She has spent her entire professional career wearing Nike’s swoosh and has taken every stride under the guidance of Francis, but the two seemed to be heading in separate directions after word broke during the Rio Olympic Games that she had decided to end her association with Francis and MVP. The sprinter has been training with Walcott in St Elizabeth ahead of the coming season, and had, according to our information, already secured a property in the parish. Her move seemed to have triggered a mini-exodus to Santa Cruz, with Kaliese Spencer and Christine Day cutting their ties with Bert Cameron’s Cameron Blazers and also making the move to the South Coast. With other MVP athletes – including one promising male sprinter – also said to be considering a similar move, it is believed that Francis, who earlier seemed resigned to losing his most decorated athlete, expressed a new position on the matter. President of the MVP Track and Field Club Bruce James, when contacted yesterday afternoon, stated that he did not wish to speak on the sprinter’s training arrangements at this point. “I am not commenting on Shelly-Ann’s training arrangements at this time,” said James. Fraser-Pryce ended a troubled 2016 season, where she battled with a serious toe injury and gained a bronze medal in the 100m at the Rio Olympic Games. She also helped Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x100m.last_img read more

Past winners of Walker Cup

first_img1961: St George’s College1962: Kingston Technical1963: Kingston College1964: Kingston College1965: Kingston College1966: No Competition1967: Excelsior High1968: Excelsior High1969: Trench Town High1970: Kingston College1971: Wolmer’s Boys1972-73 No Competition1974: Calabar High1975: Kingston College1976: Wolmer’s Boys1977: Kingston College1978: Tivoli High1979: Excelsior High1980: Excelsior High1981: Kingston Technical1982: Camperdown High1983: St George’s College1984: St George’s College1985: St George’s College1986: Meadowbrook High1987: Kingston College1988: Camperdown High1989: Meadowbrook High1990: Excelsior High1991: St George’s College1992: St George’s College1993: St George’s College1994: Tivoli High1995: Charlie Smith High1996: Tivoli High1997: No Competition1998: Dunoon Technical1999: Jonathan Grant High2000: Kingston College2001: Bridgeport High2002: Charlie Smith High2003: St Jago High2004: Excelsior High2005: Tivoli High2006: Eltham High2007: Calabar High2008: Excelsior High2009: Jamaica College2010: Jamaica College2011: St George’s College2012: Wolmer’s Boys2013: Wolmer’s Boys2014: St George’s College2015: Wolmer’s Boys2016: ?last_img read more

Edwards has Tivoli ticking again

first_imgCoach Omar Edwards has been guiding his charges at Tivoli Gardens FC in the right direction with the team moving up the ladder in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) this season.Tivoli are currently in second position on 29 points, the same as the University of the West Indies. However, Tivoli enjoy a better goal difference behind leaders Montego Bay United on 31 points after 15 games in the preliminary stage.The West Kingston outfit are rolling on a five game win streak after scoring a 1-0 victory against struggling Waterhouse last Sunday.Edwards spent 10 years as assistant coach at Boys’ Town then moved over to neighbouring Tivoli last summer and is doing a great job as the new boss.Tivoli finished in mid-pack in the RSPL last season but are now a different outfit under Edwards’ guidance.”This season is totally different. When I came in the first thing was to get the players to understand and adhere to the rules and regulations of the club,” Edwards told The Gleaner.”We had former national and international player Jermaine Johnson in the squad, and we got him to understand his role and be better disciplined in his approach to the game,” the 32-year-old coach added.”The coaching staff has developed a code on how to play and that has made life easier. We have fixed both aspects of the game in defending and attacking as a team,” Edwards explained about his team’s impressive form in the nation’s elite league.”I am not totally new to the Premier League, but it’s my first time hired as a head coach. My ambition is to go all the way in winning the championship at Tivoli,” he added.With regards to support from the management team, Edwards praised their effort.”The management is totally behind the team. I am extremely pleased with the management team. The players’ salaries are not the best, but they are working on improving that aspect,” Edwards divulged.In 15 RSPL games this season, Tivoli’s record shows nine wins, two draws and four losses. They scored a league high 23 times and conceded 12 goals.Tivoli will next play 10th- place Harbour View on Sunday at the Edwards Seaga Complex in West Kingston.last_img read more

Thompson reigns! Sprinter wins first Sportswoman of the Year award

first_imgAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports Rio 2016 standout Elaine Thompson was confirmed as Jamaica’s best female sports star in the past year after winning her first RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year award at the Jamaica Pegasus. Thompson won gold in the 100m and 200m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games before helping Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x100m relay. She also won the 100m Diamond Race in the IAAF Diamond League series and earlier claimed bronze in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in what was a dominant year on the track. Swimming star Alia Atkinson, who also had a strong year after breaking the 50m short course breaststroke world record after equalling the 100m mark, also won three medals at the World Swimming Championships and was a 100m breaststroke finalist at the Olympic Games. “It is indeed an honour to stand here and accept this award. Last year was amazing, it was a blast to capture the 100m and 200m in Rio Brazil and to be the first woman in 28 years to do so much is overwhelming,” said Thompson.last_img read more

Foster’s Fairplay | Kudos to Carifta coverage

first_imgThe organisers of successive stagings of the Carifta Games have, in recent times, taken a lot of flak for the lack of quality in the broadcast of the annual Easter Weekend event. This column is being written with two of three days completed at the 2017 staging, and a marked difference has been recognised. Foster’s Fairplay, in acknowledgement of the vast improvement in delivery of the action from first-time host, CuraÁao, sincerely congratulates the country for treating the sport with the respect that not only it, but those who participate, deserve. For sure, there is some way to go to achieve perfection, but at least the title sponsors FLOW, can hold its head a little higher as it works at creating a more acceptable viewing and listening model for fans who are not able to make it to the venue. ANSWERS HIGHLIGHTS Having said all that, what were the highlights that this columnist considers to be worthy of mention? Surely, a major plus is the introduction of Caymanian, Kareem Streete-Thompson, himself a Carifta icon, having a record-breaking history in the long jump, while representing his country for six years. He began that campaign in 1987 at age 14 and, during the coverage, brought a level of professionalism and technical competence to his analysis. This was far from being surprising as he is on the panel of the presenters who work for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at their elite global championships. In tandem with Dalton Myers of the region’s Intercollegiate sports executive, he gave the presentation a fresh look. Apart from that positive change, there were revelations elicited in an interview, from the President of the IAAF, Lord Sebastian Coe, that cleared the air on some matters regarding the sport. Sometime last year, the world governing body announced that the 2017 hosting of the World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, would be the final one. This had caused some consternation at all levels as questions were being asked as to the reasons. The Carifta broadcast provided some answers due to some carefully crafted queries by the team of announcers. Lord Coe seized the moment to explain that it was felt by different stakeholders that the existing development format did not adequately address that for which it was created. The IAAF, according to the former Olympic 1500m champion, had happily included coaches and athletes in its deliberations as well as federation heads and officials. What was concluded, is that competition at this age group should be brought closer home, with athletes from the different geographic areas competing at a regional level. The IAAF is expected to give their support in order to establish and sustain the viability of the new exercise. What impressed Foster’s Fairplay is that the consultation process prior to the final verdict, was all-embracing and not confined to a top-level decision handed down as if by decree. “Milud” was also afforded the opportunity to give the IAAF’s view on life after Bolt, now that the sport’s legend, Emperor Usain, will be giving up at the end of the London World Championships, come August. Although there was no elaboration, it was apparent that track and field, globally, will take on some of the characteristics of the Usain-inspired Nitro Series held in Melbourne, Australia, at the start of the year. Lord Coe also thought that the sport, already occupying nine months in the year, needs to be converted to a 12-month slog. Track and field was taking a flogging when the former world record holder took office. His predecessor, Lamine Diack was beleaguered with criminal charges, top IAAF executives were similarly being exposed, all as a result of investigations surrounding Russia’s alleged involvement in and subsequent cover-up of drug violations, leading to several disqualifications from competition and the attendant loss of medals. Lord Coe needed a forum, as provided by the Carifta broadcast team, to convince any doubters of his ability to correct a listing ship, that he was the right nominee for the arduous task. The credibility of track and field was in dire need of restoration. The 2017 Carifta Games broadcast team provided an opportunity and they should be commended. – For feedback email: lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

Daniel Cormier’s rivalry with Jon Jones peaks at UFC 214

first_imgCormier (19-1) realizes he needs a victory over his self-sabotaging archrival to validate his own title reign — and any empathetic thoughts about Jones (22-1) have been drowned out by years of anger and frustration with an enemy who could have been a friend.“I’ve allowed myself to let go of that thought: ‘Why am I so disappointed in him?’” Cormier said during a recent lunch break from his other job as an MMA analyst for Fox. “Why was I so upset when he was throwing everything away? It shouldn’t matter to me. When I was finally able to let that go, it freed me.”The most anticipated MMA matchup of the summer is the headline bout on a stacked card, but Cormier is unable to take much satisfaction in this lucrative pinnacle of his career. The decisive loss to Jones in January 2015 remains the only blemish on Cormier’s record, and he has reigned atop the 205-pound division for two years since Jones’ title was stripped a few months afterward.Jones’ misdeeds are almost too long to list at this point, even when limited just to the trouble since 2014. He had a positive test for cocaine use around the time of their first bout, followed by an embarrassing hit-and-run accident in which a pregnant woman’s arm was broken, followed by another failed drug test revealed shortly before their scheduled rematch at UFC 200 and blamed on an erectile dysfunction medication.Cormier has lampooned and criticized Jones with each mistake, but only because he sees Jones making the mistakes that he has avoided. While Jones lives his madcap life, Cormier is a former Olympic wrestler with a late-blooming MMA career and a stable family existence in the Bay Area.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Morris’ 88th minute goal gives US Gold Cup title If any fighter could teach Jones about the perseverance and steadiness necessary to forge a successful career with something besides spectacular athletic talent, it would be the man standing across from Jones in the UFC 214 cage on Saturday night.“If we weren’t what we are today, there are a lot of things that I could give to him, to help him be a better version of himself,” Cormier said with a rueful laugh.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’Instead, Cormier and Jones are locked in one of the greatest rivalries in MMA history, one featuring street-clothes scuffles, epic trash-talking and a pointed animosity that can only grow out of familiarity.More than 2 1/2 years after Jones beat Cormier to defend the light heavyweight title, Cormier is the champion heading into their rematch at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “I can almost sympathize with Jon more today than I did before,” Cormier said. “Because I see all the traps, the excess — from girls to new friends. There’s just so much available to you that you don’t really want to be involved with. But I got it as a 36-year-old man. He was a 23-year-old kid, and then it just became a part of who he was. You’ve got to avoid those traps. I live in what’s important. My family, my training, my jobs.”When Jones blew his title shot and received a yearlong suspension last year, he also cost Cormier a great deal of money by forcing their bout’s cancellation. Anderson Silva agreed to be a late replacement, and Cormier did the only thing he could against one of his heroes: He pinned the Spider to the mat for most of their three rounds, earning an easy victory and boos from fans who have embraced Jones’ antihero ethos more than Cormier’s good-guy life.“I didn’t get here being stupid,” Cormier said. “There was no way to win in that situation, but I had to take the criticism for it.”Cormier finally has a way to win this Saturday, but he is an underdog. Jones still is widely considered the greatest fighter in the world, and he appears to be focused on regaining his belt.Their animosity hasn’t cooled, either. At their ceremonial faceoff Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles, a shirtless, chiseled Jones glowered at the smaller, suit-wearing champion.“I know what I’ve got to do,” Cormier said. “We finally have to have this moment. It’s time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Daniel Cormier lands a solid right to the face of Jon Jones during their fight at UFC 182 last January. AP FILE PHOTOBURBANK, CALIFORNIA—Daniel Cormier recognizes the cosmic paradox at the bottom of his bitter rivalry with Jon Jones.If anybody in the world could relate to the exact pressures and pitfalls faced by Jones over the past several years as a wildly successful mixed martial artist, Cormier would be that man.ADVERTISEMENT View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READlast_img read more

Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer

first_imgSerbian tennis player Novak Djokovic delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017.Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on July 26. AFPJuly 26, 2016: Roger Federer announces he is shutting down his season to rest a knee injury and will return in January 2017.July 26, 2017: Novak Djokovic announces he is shutting down his season to rest an elbow injury and will return in January 2018.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Commissioner Silver says Seattle a strong candidate for ‘inevitable’ NBA expansion Djokovic, 30, will eventually see his world ranking slip to around the 15 mark — his first trip outside the top 10 since March 2007.Federer, five years his senior, was 17 in the world when he won the Australian Open this year and is now back at three.So there is plenty of encouragement there for Djokovic who will be a dangerous last-16 opponent for one of his top rivals at the 2018 Australian Open where he has won six titles.“My body has its limits, and I have to respect that and be grateful for all that I have achieved so far,” said Djokovic, admitting that his on-court troubles are a brutal legacy of over-playing.When Federer called time on his 2016 campaign, he had played just 28 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Same day of the year, similar injury-connected storyline — but identical outcome?Djokovic, struggling on and off for 18 months with a right elbow injury, and without adding to his 12 majors since completing the career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open, announced Wednesday that he won’t play again in 2017.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’It will rule him out of the US Open where he has twice been champion and made six of the last seven finals as well as Serbia’s Davis Cup semi-final against France.His absence from New York will be the first time he has missed a Slam since 2004, ending a run of 51 successive majors. When Federer skipped the 2016 French Open, it ended his majors streak at 65. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But he doesn’t advocate lengthy breaks for all players.“Some players just need to play. They need to play every other day, otherwise they feel like they completely lose touch with the racquet and the ball, the body goes all funny on them,” said Federer.When Djokovic retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych with the right elbow injury which has now ended his season, it completed a miserable year at the majors for the Serb.He was a second-round loser at the Australian Open and a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros.Former coach Boris Becker told Djokovic at Wimbledon that he needed to step back from the sport.“Federer is playing the best tennis ever at the age of 35 because he has got everything right in the rest of his life too,” said Becker.“Maybe that is a lesson for Andy and Novak to really take care of their bodies — take their time and get healthy, and don’t play when they can’t.”Djokovic has now heeded the German’s advice although he will still have his hands full with wife Jelena soon to give birth to the couple’s second child.“It is important for me to recover, to be able to play injury free for as long as possible, to compete in the sport that has given me so much, the sport I love,” said Djokovic. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ While he rested up, Andy Murray and Djokovic battled over three continents for the world number one spot.British star Murray ended the year having fought through 87 matches while Djokovic played 74 times.In 2017, Federer has featured in just seven tournaments, winning the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami Masters, the Halle grass-court title and his record eighth Wimbledon.Lesson for DjokovicHis win loss-record for the year is currently 31-2.Federer also skipped the 10-week clay-court season which culminated in Rafael Nadal strolling to a 10th Roland Garros title.Murray, whose Wimbledon title defence ended in a quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey, has taken part in 11 events this year with a win-loss ratio of 25-10.The world number one is also carrying a hip injury which could yet see him also sit out the US Open.Djokovic has slugged through 12 tournaments, including two trips to the Davis Cup. He has 32 wins on the season and eight losses.Federer, who may play just one warm-up event before the US Open which he has won five times, believes his 2016 sabbatical has helped extend his career despite his 36th birthday fast approaching on August 8. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? 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Japan, Thailand to dispute AVC title

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Korean superstar Kim Yeon-koung had 21 points but labored for her numbers going 18-of-48 on her spike attempts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the second game, Thailand put a stranglehold on Korea 25-20, 25-20, 25-21 in a matchup of two top 15 teams in the FIVB rankings.Thailand, the reigning Southeast Asian Games gold medalists, are ranked no. 14 in the FIVB while Korea is at no. 10 but the Thais had the Koreans cowering under their relentless offense.The Thais converted on 50-of-119 spikes while neutralizing the Koreans who scored on 35 of their 120 kill attempts.Ajcharaporn Kongyot had 17 points to lead Thailand while 17-year-old phenom added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Japan displayed an offense so potent five of its players put up double digits in the scoring department.Risa Shinnabe and Rika Nomoto had 13 points apiece while captain Nana Iwasaka had a dozen.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’Mami Uchiseto and Mai Okumura then added 11 and 10 points apiece.Jin Ye led world no.1 China with 15 points, though this Chinese team isn’t the country’s main squad. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan and Thailand are set to duke it out for the crown in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after both powerhouses locked up spots in the finals Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena.World no. 6 Japan was the first to advance to the finals after thrashing defending champions China in straight sets, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18, in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Coordination and cohesion: Getting to know chinlone Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Syquia wins PH’s 23rd gold, rules equestrian show jump

first_imgPhoto taken from the official Twitter account of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games @KL2017KUALA LUMPUR — A 46-year-old rider with “rockstar personality” thrilled the Southeast Asian Games equestrian show jump individual competition Monday after capturing the gold medal for Team Philippines in Rawang.John Colin Syquia, riding for the Philippines for the first time, won via jump-off and shocked the field when he upstaged his Malaysian foes, riding four seconds faster than the second placer to rule the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu The horse dealer and professional equestrian rode with his mount Adventure L.He finished tied with five other riders after two rounds and then in the jump-off clocked 37.63 seconds besting local riders Sharimini Cristina Ratnasingham  (41.30) and Dato Seri Mahamad Fathil Qabil Ambak (41.66).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’Ratnasingham on board Arcado, and Ambak on 3Q Qaliya, wound up second and third, respectively.After two rounds, Syquia finished in a bunch of five riders who went to the jump-off along with the Malaysians, Brunei’s Mohd Nasir and Singapore’s Catherine Chew. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Colonia fifth in weightlifting Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “He is a rock star here. We call him our secret weapon,” said team manager Daniella Virata.Virata said Syquia has been competing in the Florida circuit where he is based. He grew up in New York City and began riding in Claremonth Academy.“He is a cool guy. Good personality. He gave us six clear rounds, three in individual and three in team event,” said Virata.Syquia was part of the team that won silver last Saturday along with Chiara Sophia Amor, Joker Arroyo and Marie Antoinette Leviste.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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) LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hill poured in 28 points and had 12 rebounds in a losing effort for Star, which fell to its second straight defeat and stumbled to a 4-2 card.Lee went 5-of-10 from threes to collect 22 points, but missed all of his shots in the overtime period.The scores:GINEBRA 105 – Brownlee 33, Devance 17, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 13, Aguilar 12, Thompson 7, Ferrer 4, Taha 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0.STAR 101 – Hill 28, Lee 22, Barroca 14, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 10, Maliksi 4, Jalalon 2, Melton 0, Simon 0, Pingris 0.Quarters: 21-25, 40-45, 73-70, 95-95, 105-101.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Gin Kings took a  95-92 lead with only 2.5 seconds left, but Aguilar mistimed his contest and fell on Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot. Aguilar was called for the shooting foul and Hill calmly canned three free throws with 0.6 tenths of a second remaining to send the game to overtime.It was again a nip-and-tuck battle in the extra five minutes.Tenorio drilled a stop-and-pop three to put Ginebra in the driver’s seat, 101-99, with 3:08 left while the Hotshots hit bumps down the stretch.Hill fouled out with 54.9 ticks remaining while Aldrech Ramos and Paul Lee botched their treys late in the game.“Our guys are veterans. They overcame that and they put a good overtime together. We gave ourselves a chance, and lo and behold, we pulled it out,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra overcame its poor free throw shooting late and a gallant stand by Star to win, 105-101, in overtime Sunday night in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee collected 33 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Gin Kings, who extended their winning streak to six games.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “That was a tough game,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team gained solo leadership at 6-1.“At the end of the game, our guys were just absolutely exhausted. It wasn’t that of a well-played game. We hung around, I felt we stole it because they outplayed us throughout the game. It was a struggle all the way through.”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’Japeth Aguilar atoned for his ill-advised foul on Star import Malcolm Hill at the end of regulation with a tip dunk off a Brownlee miss in the waning seconds of the game to seal the game and secure a playoff spot for the Kings.Joe Devance poured 17 markers, 11 boards, and eight assists off the bench while Greg Slaughter also had 17 points that went with 10 rebounds and three blocks for Ginebra, which struggled mightily from the free throw line, missing 18 out of its 30 attempts. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View commentslast_img read more