Good year for Jamaica’s juniors

first_img When he won in Poland, it was no surprise, as for the past two years, he has been unbeaten among his peers in the event. The outstanding Hyde, who finished second at the National Senior Championships, added more glory as he went on to represent the country at the Olympic Games, where he advanced to the second round of the event. While James and Hyde were head and shoulders above their peers, there were several others who made their marks – especially in Poland. This includes Shannon Kalawan, Rushelle Burton and Junelle Bromfield, among the females, and Nigel Ellis among the males. Burton and Kalawan won silver in the 100 and 400 metres hurdles, while Bromfield won bronze in the 400 metres with Ellis taking the bronze in the 200 metres. UNBEATEN It was another good year for the country’s junior athletes, who once again made their marks on the international scene. The IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland provided the stage for the country’s juniors, who picked up eight medals – two gold, three silver and three bronze; to finish fifth overall. It was also fifth for them on the placing table with 71 points. Tiffany James and Jaheel Hyde, who both captured gold medals in their respective events, were the island’s standout performers of the championships. James, who now attends The Mico University College, showed tremendous improvement over the past year to create history by becoming the first Jamaican female to capture a global gold medal in the one-lap event. This is a great achievement for her, considering the quality quarter-milers that Jamaica has produced over the years. After winning the bronze medal at the Carifta Games in Grenada in 52.70 seconds a few months earlier, James continued her improvement and surprised Junelle Bromfield at the National Junior Championships, to win the event in a then personal best of 52.06 seconds. In Poland, she was on fire as she made her intentions clear from the first time she graced the track, winning her heat in 52.98 seconds to be the fastest qualifier. In the semi-finals, she remained unbeaten after winning in a new personal best of 51.77 seconds, before improving with a lifetime best of 51.32 seconds in the final. She did this with a gritty performance to hold off the United States’ Lynna Irby, who also went sub-52 seconds, finishing second, also in a personal best 51.39 seconds. Hyde was a cut above his peers and after his success two years ago in the 400 metres hurdles at the World Juniors in Eugene, Oregon, he had little difficulty in creating history by becoming the first male athlete to win back-to-back titles, when he easily won the event in Poland in 49.03 seconds. Now in his second year at the University of the West Indies, Hyde is not new to success on the international stage. In 2013 in Donetsk, Ukraine, he won the World Youth 110 metres hurdles title and also won the event at the World Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China the following year.last_img read more

Tony Becca | The black power in sport

first_img THE ‘BROWN BOMBER’ Made for black people Williams sisters in tennis Once upon a time, when the masters of the world were lily white, and when, if you were black, you were told to get in the back, or something like that, the men who played sports and who were crowned champions in sports and celebrated as the greatest were also all white. Those who were not white men – like Jack Johnson, the black man who was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the early 1900s, and Jim Thorpe, the American Indian who was hailed as the greatest athlete the world had ever seen and who won the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games before he was stripped of the medals – were few and quite far between and were treated with scant respect bordering on ridicule. It was such that during my time as a little boy, when men like Wally Hammond and Don Bradman in cricket, Stan Matthews and Ferenc Puskas in football, Jack Nicholas and Arnold Palmer in golf, Jack Dempsey and Rocky Marciano in boxing, Rod Laver and John Newcombe in tennis, Lindy Remigino, Bobby Morrow, and company in track and field, ruled the roost. I almost believed not only that sport was the white man’s playground, but that black men could not play sport. The problem was that when I was a child, I thought as a child. When I became a teenager, however, I thought as a teenager, and when I heard about black men like George Headley and Learie Constantine challenging white men like Bradman and Hammond, when I read where Herb McKenley, Arthur Wint, George Rhoden, and Les Laing beat the world, I began to think differently. And when I became a man and saw people like Sonny Ramadhin and Alfred Valentine, Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, and Clyde Walcott, Vijay Manjrekar, Polly Umrigar, and Subhash Gupte on the cricket field, I realised that black men could play sport, and given the opportunity, or taking the opportunity, they could play as well or better than white men, as is the case today. Joe Louis, the ‘Brown Bomber’ who destroyed Max Schmeling and flattened Billy Conn, Ezzard Charles, and Jersey Joe Walcott of boxing fame, started the charge, and so did men like Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron of baseball fame; Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe of tennis; Jesse Owens, Willye White, and Wilma Rudolph of Olympic fame; the West Indies cricketers, who surprised England and the world in 1950; and the Indian cricketers. In contrast to when I was a child and all the stars were white, and all the records, or world records, were held by whites, today, almost all the stars are black men and women and the records, or almost all of them, in most sports, are held by blacks. In fact, today, from around 1950 or so, blacks are now seated in the front row of sports achievements. Starting with Ramadhin and Valentine, Worrell, Weekes, and Walcott, and others such as Allan Rae and Gerry Gomez of cricket, black men have been going from strength to strength. The champions and top performers in almost every sport, in the four corners of the Earth, are black men. In football, there are men like PelÈ and Garrincha; Maradona and Eusebio; John Barnes; and others like Roger Milla, Samuel Eto’o, Jay-Jay Okocha – The African Maradona; Asamoah Gyan, Didier Drogba; and a host of others from Africa. In tennis, there are the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena; in golf, there are Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods; in basketball, there are Michael Johnson, Ervin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and LeBron James, Cheryll Miller and Lisa Leslie and a whole lot of others; in baseball, there are men like Reggie Jackson, Ernie Banks, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and David ‘Big Papa’ Ortiz and many others; and in boxing, there are such greats as Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Fraser, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns. Marvin Hagler, and Jamaica’s Michael McCallum. In cricket, there are men like Garry Sobers, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan; and in track and field you have men and women like Jim Hines, John Carlos, Don Quarrie, Hasely Crawford, Asafa Powell, Mo Farah, and Usain Bolt; Jackie Jonyer-Kersee, Cathy Freeman, Gail Devers, Merlene Ottey, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and now, Elaine Thompson. Blacks are now visible in sports like motor-racing, with Lewis Hamilton, showjumping, ice-skating and bobsleigh, and gymnastics, but it is in sports like basketball, football, and track and field that they are most dominant. In many ways, it is like these sports were made for black people. An Olympics 100 metre race, men or women, or a 10,000 metre race, men or women, would leave one to wonder what has happened to men like Remigino and Morrow, or men like Emile Zatopek, LasseViren, or Vladimir Kuts, and also to women like Fanny Blankers-Koen. Times have changed. Time was when Robinson and his kind were barred from participating in baseball because of the colour of their skin, and when one like Tidye Pickett was barred from the 1930 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, also because of her colour. Today, as we remember those times with the celebration of Black History Month, it can be said, boldly and without fear, that black sportsmen and sportswomen now rule the world in many sports and that in Jamaica, there are quite a few of them, including Elaine Thompson, the fastest woman in the world, and Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet and of all time.last_img read more

In the know: Kobe Paras

first_imgEnd 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’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES MOST READ He was part of the country’s champion teams in the 2013 Seaba Under-16 and 2013 Fiba Asia Under-18 3×3 tournaments.The teenager attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and played for the Bruins but later withdrew on June 30, 2016 after failing to meet academic requirements.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’On July 18, 2016, Kobe suited up for the Creighton University Blue Jays. But after finishing his freshman season and failing to secure a regular playing role, he withdrew on April 29, 2017.On May 9, 2017, Kobe announced that he would attend Cal State Northridge and play for the Matadors. View comments Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 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 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. —CARLO ANOLIN, CONTRIBUTORSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Froome takes back Tour de France yellow jersey from Aru Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe is the second son of PBA legend Benjie Paras and former actress Jackie Forster. His older brother, Andre, is an actor and also plays for AMA Online Education Titans in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Kobe won two gold medals in the slam dunk contest of the Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Championship in Jakarta in 2013 and Debrecen, Hungary, in 2015.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PRUride PH cycling event unfolds in January

first_imgAs much as 36 racing activities are scheduled for the event, with seasoned cyclists Marella Salamat and George Oconer expected to figure at the PRUride Professional Road Race, a 160-kilometer course which will end at the historic Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan.The event will also see a Philippine version of the Brompton Challenge, where pedal-pushers will be racing at their formal tops, this time in barong tagalog or Filipiniana attires.A cash prize of P50,000 awaits the winners of all Elite professional categories for both male and female participants, while six all-expense paid trips to London are expected to be given off. Two will be given to the winners of the Professional Road Race in Subic, another pair to the victors of the Elite Criterium in McKinley West, and the last two being raffled off during the Bike Community Days.ADVERTISEMENT “We were inspired by the positive turnout in London and we are making it bigger and grander than 2016,” said Allan Tumbaga, Pru Like UK senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “More than a gathering of the country’s most passionate cyclists, PRUride PH 2018 continues our company’s commitment to promote responsible and safe cycling.”PRUride PH 2018 will run from January 11 to 14 next year at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and on January 21 at McKinley West in Taguig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt’s a Union Cycliste International (UCI)-accredited class B event sanctioned by the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (PhilCycling).The first leg will see the participants traverse the picturesque landscapes of Central Luzon starting from Subic and ending in Bataan. Meanwhile, the second leg will be a repeat of the 2016 Criterium races in Taguig. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Matt ‘super proud’ of twin bro Mike as Nietos win 1st men’s title It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Officials from Pru Life UK and PhilCycling team up for PRUride PH 2018. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netReeling off from the success of its cycling event in England, British life insurer Pru Life UK is seeking to replicate that success here in the Philippines as it is set to stage one of the biggest cycling events in the country to open the new year.PRUride PH 2018 gathers some of the best cyclists from the nation and across Southeast Asia as it targets 5,000 participants, both professional and amateurs, in its two competition legs.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Chinese marathon champion banned for eight years over doping

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The CAA also fined Wang 40,000 yuan ($6,000) and banned her coach Lyu Qiang for life.Wang — who came 57th in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics — was banned for two years in 2013 for a previous violation, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.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 folkSeparately, China’s Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) said it uncovered 77 violations last year, calling it proof that the country is stamping down on drugs cheats ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.China this week banned speed skater Shi Xiaoxuan for two years for failing a drugs test, the second such case to hit the national team in quick succession. CHINADA said it conducted a record 17,000 tests last year and vowed to root out drug cheats.“In the past year we improved a lot, including testing methods, test plans and management,” Chen Zhiyu, CHINADA deputy head, was quoted by Xinhua as saying.“As the workload continues to grow, we have maintained a high level of accuracy in lab tests and better planning led to more effective control, so we found many more positive cases last year.”Last year’s testing returned 132 positive results, but in 55 cases the athletes were not punished because CHINADA ruled that they had tested positive for clenbuterol due to food contaminated with the banned performance-enhancer, Xinhua said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Eustaquio faces Akhmetov for interim ONE flyweight belt in Manila OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ This photo taken on April 29, 2017 shows Wang Jiali looking on after winning the women’s marathon athletics event at the 13th Chinese National Games in Tianjin, China.National marathon champion and Olympian Wang Jiali was banned for eight years after failing a drugs test for a second time, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) said on January 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OSPORTS / – / China OUTChina’s national marathon champion and Olympian Wang Jiali has been banned for eight years after failing a drugs test, her second violation, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) said on Wednesday.The 31-year-old, who won gold at the 2017 National Games, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO during out-of-competition testing in August and her career now appears over.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Raymar Jose filled with mixed emotions as he faces old coach

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLike a son taking on his beloved father in an unwanted fight, Raymar Jose expressed uneasiness when asked about Blackwater’s upcoming game against TNT on Wednesday.“I don’t know what to feel,” he said in Filipino as he struggled to put into words his emotions as ahead of his game against his former coach Nash Racela and longtime teammate Roger Pogoy.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Pogoy, Racela wary of dangerous Blackwater led by former Tams Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder PLAY LIST 05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder01:33Eleazar has mixed emotions on promotion, last day as NCRPO chief00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Coach Nash knows our games so well. We’ve been together for so long and it will be a big advantage for TNT,” said the 25-year-old.It may be an emotional game by all indications, Jose knows that it’s all business inside the court as he looks forward in this surefire competitive duel between the Elite and the KaTropa.“I feel shy and excited at the same time facing off against them. But we’ll be ready,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The three, together with Blackwater teammate Mac Belo, Rain or Shine guard Mike Tolomia, and Kia forward Russel Escoto, enjoyed success in the amateur ranks with the highlight being the UAAP Season 78 championship in FEU.Being on the opposing sides with Racela and Pogoy is undoubtedly a foreign feeling for Jose, but the third overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft has no other option but to do what Racela has always taught him: to play at his best.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 folkAnd if Jose’s past games are any indication, he will have no problems contributing for the Elite as the Pontevedra, Negros Occidental native averages 12.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assist through his first three professional games.However, the soft-spoken forward remains wary, knowing that someone who knows the strengths and weaknesses of him and Belo is going to be on the opposite side. View commentslast_img read more

NU recovers, beats Adamson in season opener

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 National University brushed off an earlier mistake and fended off Adamson University in four sets, 25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13, in the opening game of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Bulldogs momentarily lost track of its goal and stumbled in the third set, but the ladies in navy-and-gold ultimately recovered in the fourth frame.ADVERTISEMENT Santiago topped all scorers with 16 points while Aiko Urdas and Audrey Paran had nine points apiece.Permentilla had 12 points to lead the Lady Falcons while the returning Mylene Paat added 11.Although the two teams didn’t show that much disparity in their offensive games, Adamson held a 39-37 advantage in spikes, it was in the defensive aspect that NU differentiated itself with the Lady Bulldogs gaining a 12-6 difference in blocks.The Lady Bulldogs also enjoyed 35 free points due to the Lady Falcons’ errors.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Super sub: Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jaja Santiago gave NU a 14-6 lead in the fourth set as the Lady Bulldogs’ cruised to victory from that point on.“The first game is always exciting and I told my team to always remember to enjoy themselves because they also worked really hard for this,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino.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 think what happened in the third set was they seemed to lack the energy and their movements slowed down. That’s our struggle for now but we’ll of course look into it.”Setter Jasmine Nabor then, made a crucial block on Adamson’s Chiara Permentilla to put NU at the 24-13 match point.last_img read more

NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated

first_imgThe Lady Spikers’ momentum in the final set, however, was halted when NU was allowed to rotate and trim the deficit to 12-9 prompting Santiago to get back on the floor.And Santiago went to work in the wee moments of the set when she first put NU in match point, 14-13, with a brutal quick kill from the middle.May Luna was able to tie the set at 14-14 but Santiago once again proved her worth for NU when she powered home Nabor’s pass for the 15-14 lead before Aiko Urdas iced the match with a service ace.Santiago’s offensive production wouldn’t be that potent if not for the harmonic playmaking of Nabor who had all 53 of NU’s excellent sets, 20 more than what La Salle had as a team.Risa Sato had 15 points to help NU while Urdas and Audrey Paran had 10 points apiece.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 MOST READ View comments Reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron had 14 points to lead La Salle while Luna and Kianna Dy had 12 and 11 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was business as usual for Jaja Santiago, who dominated anew with 27 points for NU.“These players delivered,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino as he pointed to Santiago and setter Jasmine Nabor. “Actually the only thing I did was remind them on what they had to do.”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“And Jasmine really had control of the team, whatever she said the team followed.”La Salle was able to keep NU at bay momentarily at bay in the fifth set when it took a 12-8 lead after Desiree Cheng weaved the ball through Joni Anne Chavez’ reception. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a showdown between unbeaten teams, National University walked away with a perfect record after outlasting defending champion De La Salle, 26-24, 19-24, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs now own sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the standings with a 4-0 record, the best start in recent memory, while the Lady Spikers slipped to second at 3-1.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Asa Miller finishes in top 70 of men’s giant slalom Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Fajardo pushes past fatigue to deliver masterful performance

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism South Korean baseball league postpones games over pollution Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And the four-time MVP showed once more that he fully deserves to be called a monster among mortals.Fajardo became an unstoppable force for  the last 22 playing minutes of San Miguel’s title-clinching Game 5 win in the PBA Philippine Cup against Magnolia at Mall of Asia Arena Friday.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 crownThe eventual Finals MVP finished with a ridiculous 42-point, 20-rebound double-double to lead the Beermen to a 108-99 double overtime victory.READ: June Mar Fajardo: Best Player of Conference and Finals MVP Fajardo’s late-game dominance, however, wouldn’t have happened if not for Arwind Santos’ game-tying triple in regulation that send the game into overtime  with the score knotted at 86-86.“Arwind played a hell of a game,” said Fajardo of Santos who had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks. “If he hadn’t made that shot, we would’ve lost. That was, as he said, the hand of God.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina And in that big of an occasion, Fajardo made sure his performance would be bigger.“I never thought I would dominate in the fourth quarter or in the overtime because I was so tired and I was cramping up,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “But my teammates kept finding me, and I had to produce, thankfully my shots went in.”Fajardo was every bit dominant in the fourth quarter and in the two extra period when he scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds.READ: All heart: Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title in 2OTIn the second overtime alone, the six-time Best Player of the Conference had eight points to help the Beermen finally breakaway as the Hotshots ducked for cover.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo isn’t called “The Kraken” just because of his enormous 6-foot-10, 270-lb frame, he’s got that nickname through sheer force of basketball greatness.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ The NBA and Major League Baseball have argued in recent months for a 1 percent cut of proceeds if legalized sports betting expands across the country, saying part of that money would be needed for additional compliance and enforcement efforts within the game.“As each state considers whether to allow sports betting, we will continue to seek the proper protections for our sport, in partnership with other professional sports,” Major League Baseball said in a statement.Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, believes any governmental body and sports league that receives a direct percentage or portion of sports betting revenue must also dedicate funds to prevent and treat gambling problems.“Some of that 1 percent of betting fees is going to come from people with uncontrollable gambling problems,” Whyte said. “We believe by taking a cut of this money, (the leagues would) put themselves in the position of having to do something to reduce those costs. Great profits come with great responsibility.”MLB said it would “continue to support legislation that creates air-tight coordination and partnerships between the state, the casino operators and the governing bodies in sports” toward protecting the integrity of the game. Major League Soccer issued a statement seeking similar cooperation.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The NHL noted that “today paves the way to an entirely different landscape — one in which we have not previously operated.”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 crownNBA Commissioner Adam Silver, a supporter of legalizing sports gambling, said his league would “remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures” about expanding wagering options.Silver also said the league would like to see a federal framework instead of a state-by-state system. The NBA once opposed expanded sports betting but has long said it supports robust regulation. “Although Major League Soccer is supportive of today’s Supreme Court decision, we also believe that it is critical that state legislatures and other regulatory bodies work closely with the professional sports leagues in the United States to develop a regulatory framework to protect the integrity of each of our respective sports,” the MLS said in its statement. “We look forward to being a part of that process.”Plenty of leagues already have taken steps to make sure its players are educated on the issue.For example, last year the PGA Tour hired Genesis Sports to help with its new “Integrity Program” that began at the start of the year. The program requires players on all six circuits the PGA Tour manages to take part in an online tutorial that, among other things, illustrates some of the far-reaching effects of gambling.“We believe that regulation is the most effective way of ensuring integrity in competition, protecting consumers, engaging fans and generating revenue for government, operators and leagues,” the PGA Tour said in a statement.The Supreme Court ruling will impact college sports as well as the pro leagues. Donald Remy, the NCAA’s chief legal officer, said the organization is reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision and that “we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction from the court.”The NCAA currently doesn’t hold NCAA Tournament games or any other NCAA-run events in Nevada because of its legal gambling. Las Vegas is home to the annual Las Vegas Bowl as well as the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament and other tournaments, which aren’t run by the NCAA itself.The NCAA said 24 percent of NCAA male student-athletes and about 5 percent of female student-athletes in 2016 reported they had wagered on sports for money within the previous year , which would violate NCAA bylaws. Just below 2 percent of the men participating in the 2016 survey met what the NCAA termed as standard diagnostic criteria for problem gambling.Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling across the sports world weren’t limited to the league offices. The athletes themselves also were wondering about the possible implications of increased legal sports gambling.NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski tweeted he was “torn” on the Supreme Court’s decision. Keselowski said it “should be great for our sport, but I’ve also seen gambling ruin lives.”“If you choose to gamble on me or anyone else, please be responsible, and if you need help, get help,” Keselowski added.center_img LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, NFL footballs sit on the field during warm ups before an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh. The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow gambling. All the major leagues responded to a ruling that figures to have far-reaching implications throughout the sports world. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow sports gambling.Supreme Court justices voted 6-3 on Monday to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling. Before the Supreme Court ruling, Nevada was the only state that allowed people to bet on the results of a single game.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more