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first_imgWeather: FineTrack: GoodRace 1 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #1 *PROLIFIC PRINCESS SEllis 53.52. #3 VESPERS JErwin 54.0 10 1/2L3. #5 TASHIE BABY SMuir 52.5 2L4. #6 FIX IT UP RMcNaughton 52.5 2LWIN: $50.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS out of NUTTIN BUT RED by THIRTY SIX REDTrainer : NEIVE E. GRAHAM,Owner: O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQuinella: (1,3) $118.00 Exacta : (1-3) $139.00Superfecta : (1-3-5-6) $323.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)(DIV.I)*1. #4 FRANKENSTORM SEllis 57.02. #8 NEVER GIVE UP PFrancis 54.0 3L3. #7 HERECOMESTROUBLE VNajair 52.0 1 1/4L4. #2 PRINCESS NIYAH RWilson 52.5 2 1/4LDNF #1 MUSIC DIRECTOR SBlake 3 52.0Late scratch : #3 PRIMEROWIN: $57.00PLACE: $50.00, $61.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner: 5yo b horse – OUTRIGGER out of SEEKING LIL by LIL’S LADTrainer: NEIVE E. GRAHAMOwner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella: (4,8) $293.00 Exacta : (4-8) $356.00D/E: (1-4) $63.00Superfecta: (4-8-7-2) $2,409.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)*1. #5 *HOLOGRAM SHADOW SEllis 56.02. #3 GREATER GLORY AChatrie 52.5 2 3/4L3. #7 LORD STORM SMuir 56.0 5L4. #2 ST. BERNARD WHenry 52.0 1 3/4LLate scratch : #6 EL CLIENTEWIN: $60.00Final Time : 1:07.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – DISTORTED out of UNREAL FANTASY by UNREAL ZEALTrainer : NEIVE E. GRAHAMOwner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (3,5) $416.00 Exacta : (5-3) $667.00D/E : (4-5) $93.00Trifecta : (5-3-7) $760.00Rolling Triple : (1-4-5) $69.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)(DIV.II)*1. #1 *CLASSICAL TRAIN RMairs 55.02. #3 BURNING MEDIC OSewell3 54.0 8 1/2L3. #10 EUSEBIA OWalker 55.0 2 1/2L4. #4 SANKOFA SBlake3 50.0 1/2LLate scratch : #5 BIG BAD LINKS, #7 VERY CRAFTY, #8 REAL VIBES MACHINEWIN: $102.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, ,Winner : 4yo ch filly – WESTERN CLASSIC out of REALITY TIME by REALITY ROADTrainer : HARRY PARSARDOwner : HARRY PARSARDBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,3) $341.00 Exacta : (1-3) $457.00D/E : (5-1) $234.00 (5-5) $86.00Superfecta : (1-3-10-4) $869.00Rolling Triple : (4-5-1) $209.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV (NW3)1. #10 SHE’S PLUMMY PFrancis 53.02. #5 *NATASHADONTPLAY OWalker 54.0 5L3. #4 NO MONEY FRIEND AMartin 54.0 4L4. #3 HOLIDAY WEEKEND WHenry 56.0 Head5. #8 ZEUS OSewell3 51.0 NeckLate scratch : #7 LORD CHEPSOWIN: $157.00PLACE: $55.00, $65.00, $67.00Final Time : 1:33.4 Splits : 24.3, 47.4, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – HE’STHEREALTHING out of PLEASANT COMPANY by REPRIEVETrainer : SPENCER,DELROY Owner : DELROY SPENCERBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Quinella: (5,10) $231.00 Exacta : (10-5) $463.00D/E : (1-10) $582.00Trifecta : (10-5-4) $634.00Hi-5 : (10-5-4-3-8) $6,997.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-10) $1,150.00Race 6 1400 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #7 *DARLIN RHalledeen 53.02. #11 WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 55.0 1 3/4L3. #9 MY FAVORITE DANCER WHenry 54.0 5 1/2L4. #5 NO PAIN NO GAIN RWilson 53.0 Neck5. #15 SMART TRAIN OSimpson3 50.0 2L6. #4 TWILIGHT ROCKET SEllis 57.0 1/2LDNF #2 CRUCIAL ATTACK CBudhai 53.0 61/1WIN: $175.00PLACE: $105.00, $131.00, $142.00Final Time : 1:30.3 Splits : 24.4, 49.1, 1:15.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – DISTORTED out of YANKEE PRINCESS by AMERICA’S PALTrainer : OWEN E. SHARPEOwner : OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPEBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPEQuinella : (7,11) $418.00 Exacta : (7-11) $733.00D/E : (10-7) $678.00Trifecta : (7-11-9) $884.00Hit-6 carry-over : $29,545.75Rolling Triple : (1-10-7) $2,576.00Race 7 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $100,0 SINCE APRIL 241. #7 COLORS OF WAR AChatrie 51.52. #8 DREAM ADMIRAL WHenry 56.0 3 1/4L3. #5 HOMECOMING KRobinson 52.0 7L4. #3 MR. GRAND NATIONAL RNelson4 49.5 1 1/2L*5. #10 *KINGS OF JORDAN SMuir 53.0 2L6. #6 TRADITIONAL STORM RMcNaughton 52.5 1 1/2LWIN: $293.00PLACE: $194.00, $178.00, $196.00Final Time : 1:37.2 Splits : 24.2, 48.2, 1:15.1,Winner : 3yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL out of COLOUROFMONEY by DEFRERETrainer : PATRICK A. FONGOwner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by LAURENCE HEFFESQuinella : (7,8) $850.00 Exacta : (7-8) $1,874.00D/E : (7-7) $1,624.00Trifecta : (7-8-5) $33,540.00Hi-5 carry-over : $68,659.50Rolling Triple : (10-7-7) $9,149.00Super-6 : (4-5-1-10-7-7 ) $8,351.50Race 8 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #5 ROYAL GIRL WHenry 51.02. #6 TRACKING DANIEL RHalledeen 53.0 4 1/2L3. #7 MISTY RMcNaughton 52.0 1L4. #3 LITTLE RHEA KRobinson 54.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $80.00PLACE: $66.00, $133.00, $489.00Final Time : 1:23.1 Splits : 24.1, 48.1, 1:14.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – MARKET RALLY out of ROYAL EMPRESS by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer: PATRICK A. CHANGOwner : PATRICK A CHANGBred by DAMIAN CHIN-YOU & LAURENCE HEFFESQuinella : (5,6) $996.00 Exacta : (5-6) $1,049.00D/E : (7-5) $858.00Superfecta : (5-6-7-3) $29,023.00Rolling Triple : (7-7-5) $8,017.00Race 9 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $110,0 SINCE APRIL 241. #5 ALPHALETTA WHenry 52.02. #6 SMART BIDDER JErwin 57.0 5L3. #3 JOHN D LINJAH RNelson4 52.5 1/2L4. #1 EARLY EDITION HLewis 50.0 2 1/4L5. #9 PAPER N LACE MGriffiths3 49.0 1 1/4L6. #16 WINIT KRobinson 52.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #4 TOKICOWIN: $155.00PLACE: $92.00, $120.00, $227.00Final Time : 1:38.0 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:15.4,Winner : 6yo mare – ALPHABET SOUP out of LADY LIVERMORE byTrainer: ANDREW A. MCDONALDOwner: BIG BUSINESSBred by ROBBINS, GENEQuinella : (5,6) $391.00 Exacta : (5-6) $621.00D/E : (5-5) $233.00Trifecta : (5-6-3) $6,460.00Hi-5 : (5-6-3-1-9) $102,836.50Rolling Triple : (7-5-5) $3,355.00Pick-4 : (7-7-5-5-) $108,040.00Super-6 : (1-10-7-7-5-5) $48,121.50Pick-9 : (1-4-5-1-10-7-7-5-5) $47,476.00last_img read more

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first_imgNEWCASTLE, England (AP): Georginio Wijnaldum scored four goals as Newcastle recorded their first win of the Premier League season in style yesterday crushing Norwich 6-2 at St James’ Park. The Dutch international scored twice, and Ayoze Perez added a third, as Newcastle led 3-2 at the end of an action-packed first half, with Dieumerci Mbokani and Nathan Redmond replying for the visitors. Wijnaldum followed up by scoring two more after the break, along with a 64th minute strike by Aleksandar Mitrovic. Steve McClaren’s Newcastle remains in the relegation zone, but moves from last place to 18th in the standings – two points behind promoted Bournemouth. The win also sets them up perfectly for next weekend’s derby trip to fellow strugglers Sunderland. Newcastle took a 14th-minute lead when, after a one-two between Moussa Sissoko and Mitrovic had not come off, the France international calmly shifted the ball before sliding it into the path of Wijnaldum, who finished efficiently. The lead lasted just six minutes when Sissoko’s absence allowed Robbie Brady, who had earlier rattled a post from distance, to find Martin Olsson down the left and his inviting cross was touched home by Mbokani. However, Wijnaldum struck once again to head Sissoko’s 26th-minute cross past goalkeeper John Ruddy, and when Perez beat Ruddy from close range after Olsson had blocked his initial effort, the Magpies looked to be well on their way with 12 minutes of the first half remaining. But Norwich grabbed a second lifeline within seconds. Olsson was allowed time and space on the left to cross, and Redmond was similarly unchallenged as he volleyed home from beyond the far post. As the former England coach talked to his players at the break, McClaren’s emotions will have been decidedly mixed after 45 minutes which had seen them play some wonderful, incisive football and also twice gift Norwich a way back into the game. Norwich laid siege to the Newcastle goal during the opening stages of the second half, but the task became more difficult with 64 minutes gone. Sissoko floated the ball into Mitrovic’s run and the Serbia international controlled with his chest before smashing a left-foot volley past the helpless Ruddy, whose afternoon took a further turn for the worse two minutes later. Sissoko and Wijnaldum combined to allow Daryl Janmaat to cross and Wijnaldum timed his run to perfection to complete his hat-trick with a close-range header. Although Redmond later struck the upright at the other end, the Dutch international’s 85th-minute shot was deflected into the top corner to round off a vital win for his team.last_img read more

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first_imgHOBAR, Australia (CMC):Darren Bravo is on the verge of a century, leading a courageous fight-back against Australia, who inflicted more misery on West Indies on the second day of their first Test here yesterday.Bravo played with class to be undefeated on 94 as West Indies stumbled to 207 for six after Australia declared their first innings on 583 for four at Bellerive Oval.After another dreadful performance in the field, the visitors put on a woeful batting display, capitulating to 89 for five before a sixth- wicket stand between Bravo and captain Jason Holder carried them past 100.At the close, Kemar Roach on 31 with three fours was providing solid support to Bravo and their stubborn seventh-wicket stand is nine runs shy of a century.Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh put on 449, the highest fourth-wicket stand in Test history after Australia resumed from their overnight score of 438 for three.Voges, who resumed on 174, finished unbeaten on 269 after Steven Smith declared the innings closed during the lunch break.He scored 33 fours, no sixes, and ended the day with a Test batting average of 76.83, second only to Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman.Jomel Warrican broke thestand by removing Marsh to finish with three wickets for 158runs.Marsh, 139 overnight, was caught by Bravo for 182 after sweeping to deep midwicket.West Indies endured a disastrous start to their first innings, losing four wickets in their first session after Josh Hazlewood trapped Kraigg Brathwaite, who scored 2 from 26 deliveries.Nathan Lyon claimed three for 43, including six maidens, with his spin attack to undermine the West Indies middle order, while Hazlewood picked up two for 43.SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1st inningsA. Voges not out 269S. Marsh c Bravo b Warrican 182M. Marsh not out 1Extras (b4, lb3, w3, nb14) 24Total (4 wkts, 114 overs) 538Did not bat: +P Nevill, P Siddle, J Pattinson, J Hazlewood, N Lyon.Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Burns), 2-104 (Smith), 3-121 (Warner), 4-570 (S March)Bowling: Taylor 17-0-108-0 (w1, nb2), Roach 16-1-99-0 (w1, nb4), Gabriel 10-1-59-1 (nb4), Holder 24-3-75-0 (1w, nb4), Warrican 28-1-158-3, Brathwaite 13-0-52-0, Blackwood 6-0-25-0.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite lbw Hazlewood 2R. Chandrika c Smith b Lyon 25D.M. Bravo not out 94M. Samuels c&b Lyon 9J. Blackwood c Burns b Lyon 0D. Ramdin b Hazlewood 8J. Holder lbw b Siddle 15K. Roach not out 31Extras: (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23Total: (6 wickets; 65 overs) 207To Bat: J Taylor, J Warrican, S GabrielFall of wickets: 1-17(Brathwaite),2-58(Chandrika),3-78(Samuels),4-78 (Blackwood), 5-89 (Ramdin), 6-116 (Holder)Bowling: Hazlewood 16-4-43-2,Pattinson 15-0-68-0, Siddle 12-5-22-1,Lyon 19-6-43-3, Marsh 3-1-14-0.Toss: Australia.last_img read more

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first_imgChristmas this year promises to be brighter for hundreds of children in the inner-city community of Waterhouse as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s annual Christmas treat promises to be bigger and better than in previous years. The treat, set for Boxing Day, will have all the usual fun rides and giveaways, but according to the multiple World and Olympic champion, there will be a lot more toys for the kids this time around. “For them, as long as you have sugar, lime and water and a little music, they’re good with that,” she joked, “but I think they are more excited about the toys and gifts. SPONSORS AND DONATIONS “This year, Nike, my sponsor, donated a lot of stuff, including bags and T-shirts with my name on them, bottles, stuff for them to go back to school, but Tank-Weld donated over 500 gifts.” What this means for the 2015 World champion is that she will be able to provide most, if not all the children who turn up, with a gift this Christmas. “Each year, I say 300 kids. but it’s closer to 600 because all different areas within the community. And this year, I think I will be able to facilitate all of them, so I am really excited that Tank-Weld provided a lot of additional toys. Her other sponsors, Digicel and GraceKennedy, she said, are also on board. “Amazingly, this is our eighth year, and I’m really excited that our sponsors are able to share Christmas with the kids in the community,” she said. She added that to be able to do this for the community where she was raised means a lot to her. “Growing up in the community for me was okay, but I am glad that I now have the opportunity to give them a good Christmas,” she said. “For me, it’s just the joy to see the smile on their faces, just to see them enjoying it; that’s the purest form of joy we can see.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League returns from the Christmas break with a full slate of matches down to be contested. The schedule includes a tough matchup between Group One leaders Salt Marsh United and Savannah SC. Match time is 3 p.m. at the Frome Sports Complex.Salt Marsh will put their perfect start to the season on the line against one of the brand-name teams in the competition, having already logged six points from two matches before the one-week break.They will be keen on making it three in a row and condemn one of the big-name teams to another loss.The other matches in the group are Granville (third in Group One) up against Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club (MBBGC) at the Granville Community Centre.Petersfield FC, second in the group on three points, host Lucea FC at the Petersfield Sports Ground.GROUPTWOMeanwhile, in Group Two, top club Beaches Negril (four points), after two matches, travel to tackle Sandals Whitehouse.The Aaron Lawrence-coached Sandals Whitehouse team are off to a slow start by their standards and will be in for all three points against their cousin team from Negril.Sandals are yet to win a match so far this season after two tries and will need a strong defensive display to keep Beaches at bay.Also featuring today is Reggae Youths versus Clarks Town at the UDC field in Montego Bay, while two former winners, Wadadah and Village United, meet at the Elleston Wakeland Centre.Village are in dire need of a victory, though that will be tough against this strong Wadadah team, who are currently second in the group with three points.All matches start at 3 p.m.last_img read more

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first_imgPreviously heralded Papine High copped their first major sports title when they defeated St George’s College by 89 runs in the final of the urban area ISSA Grace Shield Under-19 competition at Melbourne Oval yesterday. The St Andrew-based institution, coached by Shane Brooks, recorded the victory over their Glendon Coke and John Gordon-coached opponents on day two of the scheduled three-day encounter. Resuming the day on 241 for five for an overall lead of 63 runs after bowling out St George’s for 168 in their first innings, Papine, who finished the season unbeaten, went on to post an impressive 384 for nine declared in their first innings. Sporting a 216 runs lead Papine then returned to bowl out St George’s for 127 in their second innings. St George’s in losing were denied their first hold on the coveted crown in 22 years. Spearheading the batting effort of Papine was captain and national Under-19 representative, Andre Bailey, who carried on from his overnight 42 to post 104. Kishawn Graham with 34 supported Bailey. Openers Raymond Hall 57 and Orande Pearson 46 made most runs for the victors on day one. Opener and national youth player, Kirk McKenzie, bowling part-time off-spin, claimed three for 106 for the losers. Batting a second time, St George’s were dismissed courtesy of off-spinner Pearson, who claimed six for 46 and Rahawn Riley three for 28. Papine will now play the winner of the rural area Grace Headley Cup for the all-island Grace Spalding Cup crown.last_img read more

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first_img VICTORY AND A DRAW After some intense and exciting contests, the Taylor Hall team from Roosters Block defeated Hardball 1-0 to earn the right to play the all-stars. However, the students were no match for the former international stars and they spent most of the game defending, although they defended gallantly, and earned themselves a 0-0 draw which resulted in a penalty shoot out which the all-stars won. For their efforts, each member of the Roosters team was invited to participate in an exclusive workshop with Ruud van Nistelrooy. Suwannee Stewart, Heineken brand manager, believes it was a fun-filled day and positive start to the tour. “They (students) may have lost the game on penalties, but we are rewarding them with an exclusive experience with one of the world’s greatest goal scorers,” she added Local fans will have a chance to meet Van Nistelrooy during the Heineken trophy stops at Margaritaville Ocho Rios and Pier 1 in Montego Bay. – L.S. After winning a $50,000 donation following his participation in the Heineken Power Scrimmage match at the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, Arnett Gardens captain, Oneil Bigga’ Thompson, decided that he wants the benefits to be given to a school close to home. The Heineken Power Scrimmage match is a part of the build up to the arrival of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) trophy to the island from March 20 to 23 and Thompson is pleased the arrival of the illustrious trophy could have such a positive impact on normal young Jamaicans. “I talked to them (Heineken) this morning and told them I will give it (donation) to Boys’ Town Basic School, or something like that and this definitely makes me feel better, to know I can help a needy institution in my community. But it is always a good feeling helping somebody and you are helping kids that need it,” he said. Thompson, who had questioned the purpose of the trophy coming to Jamaica, is now convinced it will have a positive impact. “People start to understand the purpose of the visit. It needed to make an impact, it can’t be a case that it is just coming here,” he said. Other not-for-profit organisations that benefited are Catherine Hall Primary, Multi-Care Foundation, Saint’s Basic School and St Marks Methodist Basic School. Meanwhile, six university teams battled for the chance to face the star-studded Heineken All-stars team, which comprised former national players such as Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, Thompson, Rafe Wolfe and Clyde Jureidini.last_img read more

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first_img CHALLENGING PERCEIVED FINDINGS Public perception that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is on a witch-hunt for West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and local sportsmen played a big role in the board of the commission stepping to rule that Executive Director Carey Brown withdraw the appeal against the Jamaican cricketer. Russell was banned from cricket in January, for a year, after being found guilty of three successive whereabouts rule violations. However, a couple months after the hearing, JADCO legal representative Lackston Robinson contested the result by launching an appeal, seeking further retribution for Russell, who, at the same time, submitted a cross-appeal aimed at throwing out JADCO’s appeal as well as the original verdict. Yesterday’s development laid the case to rest, but board chairman Alexander Williams admitted that public interest prompted them to step in and stop the appeal before the hearing started yesterday. SOUGHT LEGAL ADVICE “You don’t have to ask me if it painted JADCO in negative light. We observe the public sphere, and there were a lot of concerns about the appeal. I felt it necessary to seek other legal advice, so I thought it appropriate to get the opinion of the attorney general, and as a consequence of that and other considerations, we withdrew the appeal,” he stated. Vice-president of the board, Zachary Harding, also weighed in, and insisted JADCO is on no witch-hunt, but is, instead, trying to protect compliant athletes and the nation’s image. “All board members are supportive of Brand Jamaica and our image and perception on a global stage. There’s nothing we will ever do to tarnish that. Sometimes people take a view that there is a witch-hunt and JADCO is out to get an athlete; the board would never do that. Everything we do is to protect and support compliant athletes and protect Brand Jamaica,” he said. However, Williams insisted that everything is done within the World Anti-Doping Agency’s guidelines. “This case is of public importance and we want to get this correct, so it was by consultation with the attorney general,” he noted. “It (the appeal) was not necessarily to increase the sanction imposed on Mr Russell, but to challenge the panel’s perceived findings,” he said. He admitted that there were sufficient reasons to file an appeal, although the panel did not state their reason for imposing the year ban, but the board felt the panel considered Russell’s conduct when making the decision. Meanwhile, Russell’s legal representative, Patrick Foster, QC, said he was instructed to withdraw the cross-appeal after JADCO withdrew their appeal. “My client wishes this episode of his life to end. He instructed me not to proceed with the cross-appeal. He has about eight months left to serve and he can start practising with his team two months before he is cleared, so he is just gearing up to perform with the team and move forward,” he stated.last_img read more

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first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rizal complex saved 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Defense jump-started the Philippine offense, especially in the stretch with Japeth Aguilar challenging every shot inside en route to a total of five blocks and Gabe Norwood harassing China’s best perimeter men to no end.Christian Standhardinger also made his tournament debut in a huge way, holding his own inside despite being terribly undersized. He answered the team’s call at the last moment as its naturalized player after Andray Blatche refused to make the trip for security reasons.It was a tense match, to say the least, with tempers flaring on multiple occasions and the Filipinos refusing to back down despite the size advantage the Chinese have on them on all positions.Guo Ailun rallied the Chinese from deficits of as large as 17 in the first half with a virtuoso performance in the third period, only to foul out with 4:40 left in the game.Gilas next faces Iraq at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Down to 10 men going into the last 32:27, the Filipinos built a commanding lead early and then bounced back from a momentary loss of focus by riding Terrence Romeo on offense and shutting down the Chinese in the final 4:20 for the first upset of the tournament.The win, carved out even with Calvin Abueva leaving with 2:27 left in the first period after head-butting Li Gen, put the Filipinos in a position to top Group B and advance to the next round outright.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’Romeo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth period, eight of them coming in a string that had the Philippines roaring back from an 84-87 deficit to a 92-87 lead going into the final 2:02.It was a whirlwind offensive show by the 5-foot-10 Romeo, who played behind the shadow of Jayson Castro the last time this tournament was played in Changsha, where the Chinese scored a 78-67 decision to win the championship. A Gilas Pilipinas side that didn’t back down at all on Wednesday night just tilted the balance of power in the Fiba Asia Cup by bringing down defending champion China, 96-87, that put an automatic quarterfinal berth well within reach at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWendell McKines aired his grievances on his Twitter account after San Miguel decided to go the other way and replace him as its import in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.McKines also expressed his regret not being able to play more games alongside June Mar Fajardo and not finishing his job with the team.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES I wish I would have played more than 1 full game with Junemar. I wish the players the best and hope they go get that grand slam.— Wendell Mckines (@Mr_WensdayFC) September 2, 2017FEATURED 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’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ The Beermen replaced McKines with Terik Bridgeman, who underwhelmed in his debut on Saturday, netting only two points on 1-of-4 shooting with six turnovers in the Beermen’s 90-79 defeat to Alaska.The loss sent San Miguel to only its second back-to-back losses this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies US Open glance: Muguruza vs. Kvitova highlights 4th round OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The 29-year-old forward averaged 26.2 points, 14.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in five games this conference but San Miguel went just 3-2 during that stretch. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View commentslast_img read more