January 20

Familiar foes, same venue – STETHS, Lennon clash again

first_img FIFTH FINAL A win today for STETHS would land them in a fifth successive daCosta Cup final, but it would mean much more if they stop Lennon of all the other teams from advancing. “We have the players to do the job. We lost the knockout title to them, but we will not surrender the daCosta Cup. We gave ourselves a target, a mission, which is to defend our crown. We are just two games away from doing so,” added Wedderburn. Without top scorer Jovoney Brown (foot injury), it will be up to the likes of Glendo Gopaul, Alex Thompson, Demar James and Chris-Andrew Dixon to deliver. Meanwhile, for Lennon, it’s a simple equation. Keep James, Thompson and Dixon quiet, play hard and compact in defence, and take their chances. Last year, Lennon fell at this stage, but buoyed by their recent success, it is expected they will be up for this semi-final. “We are hoping to defeat STETHS again and take our place in the final. I believe we can do it for our school and the community,” said captain Fitzroy Cummings. Lennon’s head coach Merron Gordon is confident his team can deliver another stinging loss on STETHS, but warned his players about being complacent. “We have STETHS to deal with for a place in the final. I can tell you, we are prepared for it. Lifting the KO trophy was a great taste of victory. Now we want the big one,” Gordon reasoned. The reliable Cummings, Kwesi Watts, Tavis Grant and the brilliant goalkeeping of Tyrone Mullings make this Lennon team formidable opponents. WESTERN BUREAU: Losing the Ben Francis Knockout (KO) title stung hard, but the sting may just be what defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) needed to keep their minds firmly focused on holding on to the prized ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup. However, Lennon, still high after stopping the STETHS knockout juggernaut reaching a record seven-straight, will, no doubt, have something to say about it when the two meet in what is expected to be another tense affair in this afternoon’s 2016 daCosta Cup schoolboy football semi-final. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. at Manchester High School. This is a competition that the STETHS players and, indeed, their coach Omar Wedderburn will admit, is the big one, and they will be ready and waiting to deny Lennon any chance of denying them a return to championship game. “All my players are up and ready. This is why we play the game of football. I made no bones about how significantly important this daCosta Cup title is to us. We are going out there to win and move into the final,” said Wedderburn in his characteristically confident tone.last_img read more

January 20

The Wright View | Well done to JADCO and ISSA

first_img After missing the third test, Russell was charged, tried and sanctioned. It is now obvious that JADCO views a 12-month ban as inadequate, and, apparently feels that since another Jamaican cricketer, Odean Brown, received a 15-month ban in May of 2016, a more lenient sanction has the distinct possibility of cricketers and athletes in the JADCO testing pool believing that missing three tests in any 12-month period, can be “explained” and leniency applied. Missing three drug tests in a 12-month period, when the athlete has an opportunity to change the predetermined venue and time of the test if he/she finds physical reasons why the date and time submitted three months previously no longer applies, suggests either blatant disrespect for anti-doping rules or a deliberate missing of the tests because of nefarious reasons. The appeal, therefore, seems to be justified, and JADCO should be commended for its efforts to ensure that the use of drugs by Jamaican athletes will never be tolerated or excused and that the internationally agreed anti-doping rules are scrupulously maintained by Jamaicans and Jamaican authorities. It should never matter who the athlete is. If the rules are broken, and a hearing before an independent panel finds the athlete guilty, then the sanction must never ever be determined by the popularity of the athlete. Two sporting organisations have come in for recent criticism that may have been unfortunate, in my estimation. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has been receiving flak in some sections of the media because of its decision to appeal the one-year ban imposed on cricketer Andre Russell, after an independent tribunal found him guilty of missing three drug tests in a 12-month period. First of all, JADCO can appeal any doping, related sanction that it finds too lenient or incorrect. Also, this is not the first time that JADCO has appealed a doping-related sanction. Having noted all of the above statements, it is therefore mandatory that a careful review of the transcript(s) of the hearing brought by JADCO to the disciplinary panel be done. Then and only then could the researcher(s) decide if the appeal by JADCO bears any merit. The facts, as determined by the panel, were that Russell was not present at a prearranged address when the anti-doping team from JADCO arrived to conduct a test. The date and time of the test were selected by Russell, as per a form submitted by the athlete online every three months, outlining a one-hour window where he would be available for testing. If, prior to the date of the test, Russell finds himself unable (for whatever reason) to be present at the designated address in the one-hour time slot he previously indicated, he can change the time and place where he will be available. Having missed the first test, Russell was informed and the seriousness of the ‘error’ explained. When another test is missed in the 12-month period, another warning was issued to Russell. Broken rules 12-month ban The group of headmasters of our secondary educational institutions in charge of sports, ISSA, have decided that an Ugandan athlete, who, through a concerned Kingston College alumnus, gets a scholarship to continue his education in Jamaica, has been given permission to represent his school in the upcoming Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships later on this month. This has resulted in an uproar from coaches, who believe that ‘rules’ were broken by the school/athlete and that ISSA’s approval records a grave inconsistency in the attitude of that body when ‘rules’ are broken. As I understand it, the athlete in question was registered as a student at the school prior to his arrival in Jamaica from Uganda. He left Uganda two days before the deadline for arrival in Jamaica having understood that his trip to Jamaica requires him to be in transit in Germany in order to connect with another carrier on his trip here. Information from German authorities indicated that he did not need a visa, if he was in transit. However, on his arrival at an African airport, the airline carrying him to Germany insisted on him having a visa and refused to carry the young man to Germany. He therefore had to return to Uganda and begin either to get a visa (apply) or find another route to Jamaica that would not include landing in Germany. This took some days, therefore he arrived in Jamaica after the deadline imposed by ISSA for students, transferring from other schools to be eligible to represent their ‘new’ school in ISSA-controlled sports. ISSA listened to the reasons for his late arrival and apparently concluded that his late entry to school was plausible, and his participation in Champs approved. The fact that this Ugandan child is not only a straight-A student, but also an exceptionally gifted middle-distance runner and can potentially win 18 points for his school at Champs, seems to be the real reason for the objection, mainly from rival schools. Once again, ISSA has ruled in the interest of the child, and not in the interest of the competing schools. Bully for them!last_img read more

January 20

All set for INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Champs

first_imgThe 39th staging of the INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Athletics Championships was launched at the National Stadium’s hospitality room on April 20, 2017 with several noted highlights.Sixteen schools are registered to compete in the three-day event, which starts April 26 at the National Stadium East. This is a reduction from the 24 schools that took part last year, won by Windward Road Primary and Junior High.The event this year will be free to the public, with action beginning 9 a.m. each day. However, spectators are being urged to abide by the strict guidelines of the organisers and Independence Park Limited (IPL) – operators of the National Stadium complex.Over the years, the number of participating schools has been dwindling due to the fact that all-age and junior high schools are being phased out by the Government under a policy initiative.Still, there are over 80 such institutions across the island, noted Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who announced a $500,000 allocation to be shared among the competing teams.In her presentation as the guest speaker, the minister urged the Institute of Sports to do more to attract more schools to the championships.SCHOOL PARTICIPATION”My understanding is there are some 84 all-age/junior high institutions across the island, and INSPORTS must do everything in its powers, getting as many of these schools participating. So, next year, we must see the majority of these schools competing,” said the minister.Meantime, administrative director (ad interim), Mr Renardo Smith, says the agency is undergoing a transformation and will improve its outlook going forward.Speaking publicly for the first time as the administrative director, Smith said: “Though the challenge may be difficult, it is not insurmountable, but will require the full cooperation from all stakeholders involve in the transformation process, which has started.”Fourth vice-president of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA), Vilma Charlton, cautioned coaches against overworking athletes.”We applaud the schools that now employ qualified coaches and physical education teachers, as only they understand the level of training that children at this age ought to be undergoing. Therefore, teachers and coaches, please be reminded that the children are still growing and that you can inflict unnecessary damage or injury, which, most times, they never get over,” said Charlton, who is an Olympian.Education officer for physical education, Elton Johnson, highlighted the importance of physical education and human development in creating well-rounded student athletes.last_img read more

January 19

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies 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 Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.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’As for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taallast_img read more

January 19

Gareth Barry: Record-breaker, great Premier League survivor

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It was May 2, 1998, and in a fairly non-descript occasion at Hillsborough, Gareth Barry—a 17-year-old defender with floppy dark hair and already a cultured left foot—came on as a 49th-minute substitute for Aston Villa in its 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.A remarkable, if understated, career was born.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMore than 19 years later, Barry is still playing in England’s top division and, on Monday, will break the Premier League’s appearance record if selected by West Bromwich Albion for its away match at Arsenal.It will be Barry’s 633rd appearance in the most-watched league in the world, surpassing the record he held jointly with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs. Of his current tally of 632, he has started 600 of them. It is a testament to Barry’s longevity, adaptability and quality that he has lasted so long in the fast-paced, blood-and-thunder world of English soccer. That’s still not the case for Barry. Only last year, he was being hailed as “one of the best English players ever” by his then-coach at Everton, Roberto Martinez, who is admittedly prone to hyperbole, after a man-of-the-match performance against Man City in the League Cup semifinals.He was a much-cherished member of City’s Premier League title-winning team in 2011-12, shoring up the midfield to allow Yaya Toure to rampage forward. He had turned down a move to Liverpool to join City.Barry has slotted seamlessly into his new surroundings at West Brom, where he has replaced another veteran midfielder in Darren Fletcher.“They’re bastions of this sport,” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. “The young players at our football club, I hope they realize how lucky they are to see someone of that quality and that ilk.”Barry has worn the captain’s armband for England on several occasions among his 53 caps for his country. Globally, however, the most vivid image of Barry in an England jersey was in 2010 when he trailed in the wake of Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Germany’s final goal in its 4-1 win in the round of 16 at the World Cup.Outside of the Premier League era that started in 1992, goalkeeper Peter Shilton holds the appearance record for England’s top flight with 849 games. Former Chelsea defender/midfielder John Hollins has made more outfield appearances in the top flight than any other player, with 714.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chooks’ Austin won’t back down in possible clash vs Blatche in Champions Cup In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 photo, West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth Barry gestures, during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United, at The Hawthorns, in West Bromwich. Barry will make a record 633rd Premier League appearance if he is selected by West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Barry is currently level with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs on 632 appearances. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)Arsene Wenger was days away from winning the Premier League for the first time as Arsenal manager. Michael Owen was English soccer’s latest player of the season.The original Ronaldo had a couple of months left as the world’s most expensive player.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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “It’s a huge number when you think about it,” Barry said ahead of his potentially record-breaking game. “It’s gone so quickly.”Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 league games for Manchester City, 131 league games for Everton and has featured in four league games for West Brom.Having started out as a center back equally comfortable at left back, he is now an out-and-out holding midfielder—perhaps the best position on a soccer field for someone his age, as it involves a player using his head as much as his legs.Barry credits his longevity to avoiding serious injury and to support from some now-retired former teammates.“No one has said, ‘What are you doing still playing?’” the 36-year-old Barry said. “Everyone said, ‘Play as long as possible.’ You stop when you stop enjoying it and I’ll know when I’ve had enough and can’t keep up with the boys.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

January 19

Lynx capture 4th WNBA title, overcome Sparks in 5 games

first_imgCarpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cavs, 76ers get to see their tantalizing guard combinations Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coach Cheryl Reeve has always regretted not getting Fowles more involved late in Game 5 a year ago, andthey made sure to force-feed their MVP this time around to close the door. After Parker’s 3 cut Minnesota’s lead to 68-64, Fowles corralled a loose ball and finger-rolled it in just ahead of the shot clock buzzer for a 70-64 lead.The Lynx looked to have things in control when Augustus’s jumper gave them a 79-67 lead that lasted until Jantel Lavender’s layup with 90 seconds to go. But Riquna Williams hit two free throws and Sims had two steals for layups, one of which she converted for a three-point play to pull Los Angeles within 79-76 with 35 seconds to go.But Moore responded with a tough pull-up in the lane and Fowles hit a couple of foul shots to ice it.“We’re not a team and I’m not a person to make excuses,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “We just didn’t do what we needed to do to …”A rivalry this tight just had to come down to a Game 5, and Minnesota forced it with an 80-69 victory Sunday in Los Angeles. The Sparks and Lynx went five games last year before Los Angeles won on a last-second put-back from Ogwumike. The previous 12 meetings between these two teams, starting with Game 1 of last year’s finals, had a cumulative score of 908-908.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Odyssey Sims of the Los Angeles Sparks and Lindsay Whalen #13 of the Minnesota Lynx go after a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game Five of the WNBA Finals on October 4, 2017 at Williams in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lynx defeated the Sparks 85-76 to win the championship. 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. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday.Maya Moore had 18 points and 10 rebounds and hit a huge runner with 26 seconds to play, Lindsay Whalen had 17 points and eight assists and Seimone Augustus added 14 points to help the Lynx move level with the Houston Comets for most titles in league history.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “I think every time you do this, it gets a little more special because it gets a little harder,” Whalen said. “And more meaningful because you know it’s not easy. It’s not something we try to take for granted ever.”Candace Parker had 19 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Sparks, who were looking to become the first repeat champions in 15 years. Chelsea Gray had 15 points and eight assists, but Nneka Ogwumike fouled out with 5:29 to play and finished with 11 points. Los Angeles turned it over 17 times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith a team that had the makings of a new dynasty bearing down on it, the Lynx responded to reassert their own. They have been in the finals in six of the last seven years and now find themselves in the company of Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and the Comets that dominated the league’s early days.“They wanted to take their place next to the Houston Comets,” coach Cheryl Reeve said. “So they did it.”The game the Lynx rule now is bigger, faster and deeper and the proud core of Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, Augustus and Whalen have had to earn everything they’ve accomplished. They led by 12 in the third quarter, but Los Angeles pushed right back, trimming the deficit to four at the start of the fourth. MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up A capacity crowd packed Williams Arena, turning one of the oldest basketball arenas in the country into a rollicking women’s hoops mecca, reminiscent of Whalen’s days here as a star for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The old “Barn” is filled with obstructed views — seats behind support posts and under awnings that make seeing the court difficult.They were all filled on Wednesday night, and even if they had to crane their necks for the right view, they saw a game as long on turnovers as it was tension. The Lynx turned it over 18 times, but were able to overcome that with 22 points off of the Sparks’ mistakes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

January 19

WATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena in 7 questions

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Argentina heads for World Cup, but hurdles still lie ahead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Thirdy Ravena needs no introduction.ADVERTISEMENT But there are some things about the Ateneo Blue Eagle that some casual fans don’t know like what is his favorite thing to do aside from bouncing a rubber ball, or what’s the one food he can’t live without.Find out more about Ravena in this fun edition of INQUIRER 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog View commentslast_img read more

January 19

Foton downs Iriga, extends win run to 4

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sara Klisura of Serbia and skipper Jaja Santiago powered Foton to its fourth straight win in as many outings as Iriga solely missed the services of star player Gretchel Soltones, who was slapped a one-year ban by the league.Klisura paced the assault with 10 kills, a block and an ace for a total of 12 points while Santiago contributed 11 points.“The league and the team owners do not want this to happen to Soltones, but we have to honor and follow league rules,” PSLPresident Ramon ’Tats’ Suzara said. “All the PSL players are under contract with their respective squads and they follow our rules. No player is exempt from them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFoton head coach Moro Branislav admitted that the Tornadoes relaxed a bit in the second set before they went for the kill in the deciding set.“We were a little easy in the second set. We relaxed which is very difficult. It was good thing the local and foreign players jelled in the deciding set to win the match,” Branislav said. Branislav added he was impressed with the performance of local players Maika Ortiz and Ivy Perez, who delivered down the stretch.Serbian import Tamara Kmezic fired 17 points off 15 kills and a pair of service aces while Japanese Saam Miyagawa had 11 points for the Lady Oragons, who fell to 1-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Reigning champion Foton expectedly trounced Iriga City, 25-10, 25-23, 25-19, Tuesday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

January 19

San Beda sweeps NCAA beach volleyball elims

first_imgView comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Beda completed an elimination sweep in the sands after trouncing San Sebastian 21-14, 21-16, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament at Boardwalk, Subic Bay Friday.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray overpowered Alyssa Eroa and Daurene Santos for 9-0 sweep, which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four against College of St. Benilde’s Jan Daguil and Melanie Torres.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Daguil and Torres used the tiebreak to beat San Sebastian and Jose Rizal University’s duo of Dolly Verzosa and Shola Alvarez to advance to the Final Four.All three teams had 5-4 records but the fourth seeded Lady Blazers had 1.227 quotient points to the Lady Stags’ 0.990 and the Lady Heavy Bombers’ 0.817.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEmilio Aguinaldo College’s Jaylene Lumbo and Glyka Mariz head to the semifinals as the no.2 team after finishing the eliminations with an 8-1 card and will have a twice-to-beat edge over no.3 University of Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli who finished the preliminaries with a 6-3 record.Medalla and Tripoli dropped Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Miracle Mendoza and Marie Simborio, 21-15, 21-8, in their final game of the eliminations. Ateneo rules UAAP Jrs basketball, beats NU in thriller MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The NCAA has done away with giving a perfect team an automatic bye to the one-game finals in beach volleyball.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

January 19

National team coach says PH an emerging powerhouse in jiujitsu

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines has enjoyed a history of fighters, who have done the country proud.From the legend Gabriel “Flash” Elorde who became the WBA and WBC World super featherweight champion in the 1960s to the iconic Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division World champion.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Allergies force Cabagnot to leave San Miguel practice “The Philippines is being recognized as a force to be reckoned with,” said Sulit, who is a 1st Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a 5th Dan Judo Black Belt. “I think the Filipinos will do well in the Asian Games and in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.”It was also in that same press conference that the Philippines’ national sports association that handles jiu-jitsu unveiled its initial lineup for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.Gian Dee, Marc Lim, Gilbert Ombao, Rian Seranilla, Kaila Napolis, Annie Ramirez, Mara Rafael, Sarah Tagle, Eros Baluyot, Natasha Rodriguez, Luigi Ladera, and Romeo Arellano are all part of the team with Meggie Ochoa, who won the gold in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Jiu-Jitsu Tour in London, being the lone absentee in the media event.Ramirez and Napolis are also medalists in the London meet winning silver and bronze, respectively.“For the past years we have proven that Filipinos can excel in this specific sport and now we have multiple world champions who were trained here,” said Sulit. “Nasa dugo natin ang pagiging mandirigma (we have that warrior blood within us).”ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ There’s also Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, who was once the ONE world lightweight champion.All of them are master strikers, but the grapplers are also looking to write their own names.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 crownIn a press conference Wednesday at Hai Chix and Steaks in Home Depot Ortigas, the country’s top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artists declared boldly that Filipinos could not only excel, but also dominate in the grappling art.Ali Sulit, one of the national head coaches of Jiu-Jitsu Federation of the Philippines (JJFP), said the Philippines is already establishing a reputation as one of the best countries that harbor homegrown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artists. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The aforementioned artists have been included in the lineup after they were selected in the JJFP National Selection Championships that were held on Feb. 25, 2018.Hansel Co, one of the head coaches of the federation, is hopeful that the current team can reap success in the international competitions.“We have the potential to do great things, moving forward we can take Jiu-Jitsu to the next level, not only here in our country, but to the Asian level, and even world-wide,” said Co, who holds a black belt in the sport.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more