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Birthday boy Riley wins in Berlin

first_img Germany’s Katrin Klaas took advantage of world record holder Anita Wlodarczyk’s late withdrawal to win the women’s hammer with a throw of 72.09. Amber Campbell of the US was second with 70.94. Tom Walsh of New Zealand beat David Storl of Germany to win the men’s shot put with a throw of 20.71, and Poland’s Piotr Lisek won an exciting pole vault by soaring 5.74 metres. World record holder Renaud Lavillenie failed to make a height, failing twice at 5.54 and once at 5.64. World champion Piotr Malachowski won the discus ahead of Germany’s Christoph Harting and Polish compatriot Robert Urbanek, while Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic won the women’s long jump. BERLIN (AP): Andrew Riley of Jamaica celebrated his 27th birthday by winning the 110m hurdles in 13.40 seconds at the ISTAF athletics meet yesterday. Riley won ahead of Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite, 13.42, and Baji Balasz of Hungary, who clocked 13.55. Dawn Harper-Nelson led an American one-two in the women’s 100-metre hurdles, and compatriot Candyce McGrone claimed victory in the 100m sprint. Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic champion, was keen to bounce back after clattering into a hurdle and falling in her semi-final at the World Championships in Beijing. She clocked 12.82 to edge Sharika Nelvis by two hundredths of a second. European champion Tiffany Porter of Britain was third at the IAAF Word Challenge meet. “It was very difficult for me to recover after Beijing and my fall. I felt physically OK, but mentally it was tough,” Harper-Nelson said. “I prayed a lot, and it seemed to help. You know, I love hurdles and always want to show the best of me.” McGrone won the sprint in 11.11, beating Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast by one-tenth of a second and fellow American Barbara Pierre by two tenths. “It’s my first victory this season, very precious,” said McGrone, who hoped it would give her a “positive kick” for “the upcoming season when I want to fight for the spot in the Olympic team”. Jeneba Tarmoh of the United States was fourth, while Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago hobbled over the line after pulling up with an injury. Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis won the men’s 100 in 10.13, edging American Isiah Young by four hundredths of a second. CONFIDENCE BOOSTER “I really needed this to boost my self-confidence after what happened in China,” said Collins, the 2003 World champion, who failed to emerge from his heat at the Worlds. “My body and soul needed to recover from it.” Nijel Amos of Botswana defeated World silver medallist Adam Kszczot of Poland in the men’s 800m, and Paul Kipsiele Koech of Kenya edged Americans Hassan Mead and Bernard Lagat to win the men’s 5,000m. Virginia Nyambura Nganga of Kenya ran a world-leading 6:02.16 in the women’s 2,000m steeplechase, ahead of compatriot Beatrice Chepkoech, while Gesa Felicitas Krause delighted the home fans with a German record of 6:04.20. Lynsey Sharp of Britain ran a personal best of 1:57.71 to beat German champion Fabienne Kohlmann and world champion Marina Arzamasova in the women’s 800. “I train in such weather, so I liked it,” Sharp said of the cold and rainy conditions. Israel’s Marharyta Dorozhon beat German World champion Katharina Molitor to win the women’s javelin, but there were no issues for Christina Schwanitz in the shot put. The German World champion threw 19.66 metres to beat Americans Michelle Carter and Tia Brooks, who threw 19.19 and 18.31, respectively. WOMEN’S HAMMERlast_img read more

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CHELSEA VS ARSENAL

first_imgCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COURTOIS, IVANOVIC, ZOUMA, CAHILL, AZPILICUETA,FABREGAS, MATIC,PEDRO, WILLIAN, HAZARD, COSTAARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, SANCHEZ, OZIL, RAMSEY, CAZORLA, COQUELIN,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER, BELLERIN, CECHReigning champions Chelsea are suffering their worst-ever start to a Barclays Premier League campaign after losing three of their last four league games – equal to the number of games they lost throughout the whole of last season.Indeed, their four points from five games, which leaves them in 17th place in the table, represents the club’s worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1986, when they drew three and lost two of their first five.It is only the third time that Chelsea boss JosÈ Mourinho has lost successive games and the first since May 2006 when the Blues had already confirmed the title before losing 1-0 in their final two games.But if they failed to find the target against Arsenal – and former goalkeeper Petr Cech – it will be the first time Mourinho has ever seen his Chelsea side fail to score in three league games in a row.It will be an emotional return to Stamford Bridge for Cech, who won 13 major trophies – including four Premier League titles – during his 11 years at Chelsea.Arsenal should face a former favourite themselves, with Cesc Fabregas featuring in Chelsea’s midfielder having returned to the Premier League from Barcelona last summer.Arsenal, having started the season with a home defeat to West Ham, are improving and sit in third place after beating Stoke 2-0 last Saturday.last_img read more

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Follow the Trace: All’s well that ends well

first_img Time for the final The admission by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) that they did consult with Portmore United and not Montego Bay United re the changes to the scheduling and the time for the final is one count. Count number two is the blatant double standard, in that Montego Bay United actually requested for a rescheduling of the final in previous seasons on the grounds that the MoBay fans had to travel to and from Kingston on a Monday night and his request was unequivocally denied. To have this year’s final shifted to Montego Bay and the start time adjusted that is a valid case of what being good for the goose not being good for the gander, which is most unjust.  Word from the Montego Bay United camp is that these specific cases are mere symptoms of wider issues the western club has been having overtime with the football authorities. One could argue that it is of their own doing, with Mr Powell’s eccentricity and his outspoken traits which make him not the easiest person to work with.  The principle, however, supersedes the individual and the communication amongst the stakeholders and the public was poor from the start. It was only last Friday, two days before the final and more than a week into the spiralling controversy,  that it was made public that the title sponsors had plans to broadcast the final to 24 countries around the world,  which understandably could have  had a major influence on the  date and time set for the final. Why then were these dynamics not communicated to ALL the stakeholders, including Montego Bay United, in a timely manner? All is well that ends well though. Montego Bay United weathered the swirling, emotional storm surrounding this game and fully deserve to be champions. Invaluable Controversy The publicity and hype created by the controversy were invaluable. It was perhaps not the best kind of publicity from a corporate perspective, but it was a great sell for the game itself, which attracted a large crowd. There has not been a Premier League final in recent history that generated this amount of drama, spectacle and interest leading into the game itself. As to whether or not we have all been befuddled by a brilliant stroke of marketing genius – ignited by these two weeks of uncut controversy – or there are genuine issues that need to be addressed, we might never know. But for sure, it worked out quite fine in the end. We look forward to next season and hope that it will, at least, be equally competitive, that will culminate in another dramatic and spectacular high profile climax. The league needs it,  football needs it. So after all, we did have an exciting final game and we do have a 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League champion.  Congratulations are in order to Montego Bay United, who duly and spectacularly crowned themselves champions of local football amidst all the preceding controversy. The actual football action on the pitch will still have to compete with the theatrics of the two weeks leading into the final.  Montego Bay United president, Mr Orville Powell, voluntarily played the part of the maligned messenger, but amidst the quagmire of contentious and vitriolic outbursts he did deliver some poignant and relevant messages. It is quite clear that Mr Powell and Montego Bay United were indeed disrespected and treated unfairly.last_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_imgShamsi in, Dale Steyn left out JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa called up uncapped left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for next month’s triangular limited-overs series in the Caribbean and rested fast bowler Dale Steyn amid concerns over his workload. Shamsi was the only new player in the one-day international squad announced yesterday, although pace-bowling all-rounder Wayne Parnell was recalled for the first time in more than a year. Head selector Linda Zondi said Steyn was rested for the triangular series against West Indies and Australia to keep him fresh for the test season. South Africa, who lost their No. 1 ranking in Tests with a home loss to England in January, have series against New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka this year. Batsman Faf du Plessis was in the ODI squad for the Caribbean despite sustaining a broken finger in the IPL. Du Plessis had surgery on the broken left ring finger this week and should be ready for South Africa’s second game of the triangular series against Australia on June 7, team manager Mohammed Moosajee said. Pakistan pick Arthur ISLAMABAD (AP): Mickey Arthur replaced Waqar Younis as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team yesterday. The Pakistan Cricket Board said the 47-year-old Arthur, a South African who has previously coached his country’s national team and Australia, will take up his new assignment at the end of the month. Younis stepped down last month after Pakistan won only one of its four group matches at the World Twenty20 in India. Arthur was among four foreign coaches shortlisted by a panel including former captains Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja. He will be the fourth foreigner to coach Pakistan after Richard Pybus, Goeff Lawson and the late Bob Woolmer. Arthur played 110 first-class matches for South Africa before coaching his national team in between 2005-10. Footballer dies after collapse at match BUCHAREST, Romania (AP): Dinamo Bucharest player Patrick Ekeng died after he collapsed during a match in the Romanian capital yesterday, doctors said. He was 26. Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for the Floreasca Emeregency Hospital, said doctors tried for an hour to resuscitate the Cameroon midfielder but failed. He said the cause of death was not known. The home match between Dinamo and Viitorul Constanta was at 3-3 and being broadcast live when midfielder Ekeng fell to the ground in the 69th minute, seven minutes after he went on as a substitute. Local media said he had a heart attack. Ekeng was immediately taken to the hospital, where dozens of fans gathered outside. Players and staff could be seen crying as events unfolded. Some went with him to the hospital. He has played for Spanish club Cordoba CF, Swiss club Lausanne, and French club Le Mans. He moved to Dinamo in 2015. Ekeng is survived by a wife and daughter who are in Paris. Prosport.ro, an online sports publication reported he was due to fly to Paris after the Romanian Cup final on Tuesday between Dinamo and CFR Cluj.last_img read more

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Celebrating with Ceres

first_imgFilipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University athletes begin medal quest; Jins among PH’s top hopes End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “We had set goals at the start of the season, but it’s still difficult to react when you’re in the moment,” says Yanson. “All we know is that everyone involved in the club worked so hard to reach our goals and give honor to the province and to the country.”The run to the Asean zonal championship wasn’t just historic, but also impressive for the Busmen, who scored 23 goals from 10 matches.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’In clinching the Asean title on aggregate, 3-2, the Busmen whitewashed Home United, 2-0, in the second leg at Panaad to nullify the Singaporeans’ 2-1 win in the first leg in the Lion City.Yanson shuns the spotlight and rarely takes credit. But it was difficult to overlook his influence as the Busmen took the competition by storm. Ceres methodically broke down and outworked the visitors in the first half, before standing its ground to preserve the clean sheet in the final 45 minutes. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES More than the resources he has poured into the club, Yanson kept the door open for Stephan Schrock to return to Ceres after a loan spell last season. Schrock repaid his faith with a performance for the ages in the second leg of the finals.The Filipino international’s work rate and vision sparked the Busmen to life, while goals from OJ Porteria and Manny Ott ensured they got the result. Porteria endured a difficult start to his career at Ceres, before the club owner went out of his way to advise him not to do “too much.” That talk allowed Porteria to settle nicely into the club, and the Busmen are slowly reaping the benefits of his rejuvenated play.The tactical acumen of Serbian coach Risto Vidakovic was also evident in the zonal finals as he deployed Schrock in midfield in lieu of the hobbling Bienve Marañon. Schrock wreaked havoc and the Busmen could have won convincingly if not for a slew of missed chances in the first half.Captains Martin Steuble and Carlie de Murga have been critical to the club’s success the past few years. And so is Ott, whose delightful free kick left Home goalkeeper Hassan Sunny no chance.“The players gave everything,” says Vidakovic. “It wasn’t easy when you miss so many chances because when that happens, you usually lose. But whoever came on gave their all for the club.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ceres Negros players and officials savor the moment after besting Home United, 3-2, on aggregate and clinching the AFC Asean Zone club title at Panaad Stadium.The man wearing the black sport shirt with the club’s yellow crest patched on his chest sat at the edge of the media tribune looking stoic as the seconds of second-half injury time ticked away.As the crowd at the jampacked Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City prepared to celebrate Ceres Negros’ historic AFC Cup Asean zone finals victory over Singapore’s Home United, club owner Leorey Yanson hardly showed any emotion. He tried to let the moment sink in, wrapping his head around the idea that the club he built five years ago was on the cusp of becoming the best team in the Southeast Asian region in the AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT The Panaad crowd has served as a sanctuary for the Busmen in the continental competition. They remain unbeaten in the AFC Cup at home. “We knew that our strength is at home,” says Ott. “Everybody had a clear focus for the game. Everybody still believed and the team showed strong character.”Schrock says he can’t help but be overwhelmed by the support that the club gets at home. “When you see the crowd here, you just want to give everything because you know how much this means to them,” says the former Bundesliga player who rejoined the team last April.Schrock recalls teammates breaking down in tears at the final whistle. “After the match, players were crying on the pitch because we left it all out there, the heart and the sweat. We put in the performance of our life in this final,” he says. “We have very good support here and we’re very proud to represent this city.”It’s still a long road ahead for Ceres Negros in the AFC Cup with Istiklol standing in its way in the interzone semifinals and North Korean club 4.25 and Bengaluru of India also in the hunt. The West Asia winner, which gets an outright finals spot, is also yet to be known.With performances like this against Home United, it was difficult to bet against the Busmen in their chase for continental glory. Perhaps only then can Yanson truly celebrate the greatness of his own creation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlon

first_imgMOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbate Huelgas, who along with Chicano has been training around the region for the last two months, clocked one hour, 59 minutes and 30 seconds to win his second straight SEA Games gold medal.READ: Favorites to win, PH triathletes reminded not to be complacentFEATURED 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’Chicaco checked in four minutes later to make it a 1-2 finish for the Filipinos. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ravena lauds Standhardinger’s efforts in Gilas cadets’ opener win National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taalcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PH bags 2nd Gold as triathletes Nikko Huelgas (right) and John Chicano (left finish at 1-2 at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. – marianne bermudezKUALA LUMPUR — Nikko Huelgas and John Chicano dominated the men’s triathlon here in the Southeast Asian Games Monday as the Philippines picked up its second gold of at Putrajaya Water Sports Complex here.READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangaslast_img read more

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San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game run

first_imgBreak new ground PBA IMAGESSan Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.ADVERTISEMENT Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.Arwind Santos also continued his stellar showing, pouring in 23 markers built on three 3-pointers off the bench while Chris Ross got 20 points, five assists, four boards, and four steals while also defending Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut it was Alex Cabagnot, who came to the rescue for San Miguel (5-3), drilling the killer jumper with 54.1 seconds to spare and the final free throws to put the Gin Kings away. He finished with 16 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“Before this game, I was really worried because Ginebra has been playing well. But my players really showed what they got and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Leo Austria. MOST READ Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled June Mar Fajardo posted 10 points and 15 rebounds as he, Watson, and Ross triggered the Beermen’s early assault that had them leading, 30-16, in the first quarter before extending it to as high as 26, 59-33 early in the third quarter.Japeth Aguilar paced Ginebra (7-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds, LA Tenorio flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, seven boards, and six dimes, and Greg Slaughter had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.The San Miguel defense, anchored by Ross, kept Brownlee in check as he was held to only 14 markers on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, to go with 12 boards and seven assists.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 107 – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Rosser 3, Heruela 0, De Ocampo 0.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ GINEBRA 103 – J. Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 30-16, 56-33, 87-65, 107-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments He has already tweaked his training for his second bout this year, anticipating Nguyen’s quick attacks and counters.Nguyen, meanwhile, said that weight doesn’t pose any problems for him knowing he has bigger things worry about against Folayang.“Surprisingly, I’m still the weight I usually compete during fight camp. I don’t have problems when it comes to that,” said Nguyen.“I know Eduard is going to be strong. I still have my speed. But I know it’s going to be a chess game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Ev Ting is a natural lightweight. Mark is a natural featherweight. So I expect that he will be faster and quicker than Ev Ting. It will be a good match up,” said Folayang on Tuesday during their face off in Makati.The Baguio native said he was impressed with how Nguyen took down Marat Gafurov to earn his world title in Macao just last August months after he defeated Ting in a dominant performance via unanimous decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAgainst his upcoming Vietnamese-Australian foe, who is moving up weight for their cross-divisional fight, Folayang wants to prove that the lightweight is his territory.“I want to teach him that the lightweight division,” said Folayang, who was a high school teacher in Mountain Province before joining Team Lakay. “As a champion, I want my division to be respected so I will do my best to defend the title.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Makati skyline provides the perfect backdrop for Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen’s first face off. Photo by Celest Flores-ColinaFilipino ONE champion Eduard Folayang knows the caliber of opponent he’s up against.Folayang is anticipating a speedier fighter in Martin Nguyen, also the ONE featherweight champion, in his second title defense of his lightweight title on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lyceum one win away from elims sweep, annihilates JRU MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 The 17-0 Pirates scored their most points this season when it tallied a 100-63 win over Jose Rizal University and it was all because of “playing the right kind of basketball.”“You always want to be at your best,” said coach Topex Robinson Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We discussed coming into the game that we will be true to ourselves and we will give our best. Whether we’re up by 20 or down by 20, we will play the same.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLyceum’s offense wasn’t the only impressive feat as the Pirates gobbled up season-high 67 rebounds, 22 of which were from the offensive glass.The Pirates also ran to 29 fastbreak points, another top mark for them this season. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Robinson added that being the best team in the league starts from a humility that he instilled upon himself.“It always starts with me,” said Robinson who took over Lyceum in Season 91. “I ground myself, I humble myself because if I teach them something that I myself don’t what does that make of me?” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum just had its best game in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Numbers-wise, at least.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brownlee fires 32 as Ginebra draws first blood in PBA Finals Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

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Eric Menk wants PBA Draft abolished: ‘System is broke’

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set SCREENGRAB from Eric Menk/ YouTubeAmid all the brouhaha surrounding the reported trade between Kia and San Miguel involving the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, a PBA legend had an interesting idea as he gave his two cents worth on the issue.Former league MVP Eric Menk said that the league should scrap the annual rookie selection proceedings and allow the teams to sign the neophytes free market style.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The ones who agree with him think that the abolition of the draft could allow the rookies, as well as expiring veterans, to have the luxury of picking their own teams, an event which is unheard of in the league.@EMenk30 is correct pba is fooling us with this kind of trades. Maybe if direct hire other teams have chance to get quality player— June Handig (@june_handig) October 21, 2017 View comments Bad idea… How about teams that dont have the money to even sign a named/famous player…— Calvin de Leon (林文中) (@deleon_94) October 24, 2017The trade between Kia and San Miguel are still pending the approval of the PBA Commissioner’s Office, and with the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft fast approaching, commissioner Chito Narvasa has to decide whether he’ll approve the deal or not before draft day comes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Abolish draft. Take out cap on players. Strictly enforce team cap (assuming teams follow). Players deserve be paid as much as they can make— Virgilio Paolo Layug (@vplayug) October 21, 2017But some believe that it furthers the gap between the richer and poorer teams, allowing championship-chasing squads to offer boatload of money to bluechip players while leaving the rest fighting for scraps.Bad idea. You should know that would benefit the rich companies & the fair teams won’t get sh*t. Come on Eric don’t be naive— 🅱⚡⚡ (@SwaggyPilipinas) October 21, 2017 “Can we please stop this charade every year called the PBA Draft? Instead of playing make believe, just let guys sign where they want,” he wrote on his Twitter account @EMenk30.I’m all for 1) Eliminating the Draft (system is broke) 2) Eliminating the salary cap. 3) True free agency in the PBA #doubledown #freedomFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog— Eric Menk (@EMenk30) October 24, 2017 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The former Ginebra bruiser even went to as far as suggesting eliminating the salary cap to allow the players enter a “true free agency in the PBA,” further elaborating his ideas on his podcast Staying Major.Can we PLEASE stop this charade every year called the PBA Draft? Instead of playing make believe, just let guys sign where they want…. https://t.co/36HSwv8DMY— Eric Menk (@EMenk30) October 21, 2017Menk’s ideas drew mixed reaction from the public.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:47Gatchalian seeks probe on Kuwait’s fake autopsy report on Villavende’s death02:14Carpio 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 Taal Four countries place on the first day of the Youth Championships It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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