Aces fail to recover from awful start

first_imgAlaska Aces. PBA IMAGESAlaska import Cory Jefferson said the Aces didn’t show up the way it should have in a loss to the Meralco Bolts Saturday night.Alaska shot itself in the foot after coming out lackadaisically, resulting to Meralco building a 50-35 lead by halftime.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 He also said Alaska had lapses on the defensive end that translated to a ton of open looks for Meralco.“Coach prepared us well. We were ready for everything that they did. We just had some breakdowns on defense and they were hitting a lot of good shots.”Jefferson teamed up with Simon Enciso and Tony dela Cruz to pull Alaska within single digits but the Aces put themselves in too deep of a hole to recover from in limited time as they reeled to their first loss in five outings.“Coach said it the right way, we dug ourselves in the hole in the first half. We can’t expect to win doing that. I think the biggest key for us moving forward is we can’t start out that flat. It’s a tough one for us to swallow,” said Enciso, who scored eight of his 14 points in the final five minutes.“But like I said, it’s not the last two minutes where our will got ourselves to win. I think it was just we dug ourselves in such a big hole. We couldn’t get back. Gotta give our hand to Meralco.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Errors hurt La Salle in another loss to rival, says former star On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIES Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos And it only got worse from that point on as the Aces trailed by as much as 25 points before a late rally in the final five minutes made it appear like a closely-contested game.“It was definitely a poor start for anybody. It was a bad start, a bad half really for us,” said Jefferson after a 99-91 loss. “As a team we knew we could do better. We know what we did wrong, we know what we can do to fix it. We go back and watch film and reflect on the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We weren’t ready at the beginning of the game. We came out flat, but at the same time, that’s basketball. Teams lose, teams win still plenty of games left so we will bounce back.”Jefferson led the Aces with a game-high 32 points that went with 13 rebounds and three blocks. View commentslast_img read more

Francisco gives UST big lift in crucial win over NU

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. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Francisco then got entrenched into the defensive schemes of NU that she was eventually used as bait in Rondina’s combination plays.“Coach told us that we should always be aggressive because every point matters so I told myself that I should kill every set I get,” said Francisco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTin Francisco has never been the premier scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, but the Golden Tigresses were sure glad the sophomore hitter came up big in their final match of the elimination round.Francisco finished with 11 points, behind EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina, who had 22 points apiece, to help UST take the match in five sets against National University, 20-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertecenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Cormier retains light heavyweight belt, retires Johnson Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “Of course I was surprised with my role today because I never expected to play the full game,” said Francisco. “I expected that I would just come in whenever the starters are thrown off their game.”“But I never expected that I will play the whole game against NU.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFrancisco came off the bench in the opening set and started the second until the fifth sets.She also made her mark in the closing moments for the Golden Tigresses when she gave UST a 9-7 lead in the fifth set. MOST READ On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Real Madrid snap up ‘next Neymar’

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Warriors owner on potential Cavs rematch: ‘We got unfinished business’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “Real Madrid and Flamengo have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of… Vinicius Junior from July 2018,” the La Liga club said in a statement.“The player will remain at his current club until July 2019, although he will be able to play for Real Madrid before then if both clubs agree to it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundReal gave no details of the transfer fee, but reports in the Spanish press claim the deal could be worth up to 40 million euros ($45 million). MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 respitecenter_img China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Brazil´s Vinicius Junior poses with the best player trophy in the South American U-17 football tournament in Rancagua, some 90 km south of Santiago de Chile on March 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTIReal Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to 40 million euros to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.The 16-year-old forward has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprillast_img read more

Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr

first_imgSHEFFIELD, England — Kell Brook lost his IBF welterweight belt when American challenger Errol Spence Jr. stopped him in the 11th round on Saturday.Backed by most of the 27,000 spectators at Bramall Lane in his Sheffield hometown, Brook met Spence on even terms in the first eight rounds.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img But Brook’s left eye began to swell, and he was knocked down in the 10th round. With his left eye almost closed, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster agreed to end the contest.Spence, who owns a 22-0 record with 19 knockouts, relieved Brook of the welterweight title in his fourth defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBrook, at 36-2, lost for a second straight time after an ill-fated attempt to move up two divisions to middleweight and take on Gennady Golovkin eight months ago. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions 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 For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more

LA mayor ponders 2028 Games in exchange for youth funding

first_imgView comments Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle UEFA will ‘fight’ for Europe’s right to host 2030 World Cup 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprilcenter_img Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ In this file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Los Angeles leaders this week are trying to sell their plan to host the Olympic Games to visiting members of the International Olympic Committee. APLOS ANGELES — The mayor of Los Angeles is talking to Olympic leaders about having his city wait until 2028 to host the Summer Games in exchange for funding for youth sports programs.At a news conference this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and Olympic leaders have discussed “what it would take for us to consider one of us going first and the other going second” — a reference to the contest between Paris and Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach wants to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games, and while each city has repeatedly stressed its bid is only for 2024, Garcetti is now acknowledging discussions with the IOC about 2028.“My dream is not so much just to bring the Olympics here, but is to bring youth sports for free to every zip code,” Garcetti said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe IOC meets next week to discuss the possibility of awarding both Olympics later this year. Bach wants to avoid another bidding debacle the likes of which he’s seen this year, with Hamburg, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; and Rome all dropping out. Los Angeles, meanwhile, was the U.S. Olympic Committee’s second choice, after Boston initially got the nod but then saw that bid flounder because of lack of public support.Officials from the LA 2024 bid did not have comment on the Garcetti news conference.last_img read more

Fulham secure return to English Premier League

first_img RICHEST SINGLE GAME LONDON (AP): Fulham secured a return to the Premier League after four years away and a windfall of at least US$210 million by beating Aston Villa 1-0 in the second-tier English playoff final yesterday. Tom Cairney netted probably the most lucrative goal he’ll ever score by calmly sidefooting home a finish in the 23rd minute at Wembley Stadium, ensuring that Fulham joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff in getting promoted from the League Championship. Villa, captained by former Chelsea defender John Terry and seeking to get back in the top flight after a two-year absence, dominated the second half and Fulham’s players’ bid to defend their lead was made even harder when defender Denis Odoi was sent off in the 70th minute for a second yellow card. They succeeded and will play in the Premier League for the first time since relegation in 2014 ended 13 straight seasons in the world’s wealthiest and most-watched division. By winning the sport’s richest single game, Fulham guaranteed future additional revenue of at least US$210 million from prize money and broadcast deals, according to the sports business group of accountancy firm Deloitte. Fulham finished third in the regular season, making them the highest placed of the four teams that entered the playoffs. Many pundits felt that Slavisa Jokanovic’s side played the best football in the second tier. “After we missed out on promotion, a lot of people wrote us off,” Cairney said. “We got a lot of stick, but football won today. Football won.” Fulham is owned by Shahid Khan, who recently placed an offer to buy Wembley for about 600 million pounds ($840 million). He also owns Jacksonville Jaguars and wants an NFL presence in London.last_img read more

SBC steps up basketball promotion in communities

first_img Promotions in gear Following a drop in the number of entrants for this season Southern Conference Basketball (SBC) Howard McCathy Community Basketball League, SBC president, Calvin Martin, says that his organisation will try a number of promotional activities to revive some former teams and encourage youth participation and development. According to the former Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) interim president, the SBC has mandated that all participating teams should have an under-13 group and will also host a test tournament during the course of the season, which tips off at Pembroke Hall Courts next Saturday at 3:00 p.m. They will host a number of basketball activities in participating communities and the communities of former clubs to help rejuvenate some dormant teams. “We have less teams this year, we only have 20 this year and we had 25 last season. There have been a lot of reasons (for teams dropping out), there’s financial, some teams don’t want to go to certain places, while some teams no longer exist. “So we are seeking to do some promotional things in the communities of teams that don’t exist again and bring back some of the old teams like Rollington Town, Franklyn Town, Seaview, Bull Bay, Olympic Way, and Liguanea Lions. “We are planning to do some work during this league. We will do some 3-on-3 tournaments. We will also start a community under-13, as we are trying to get all the teams to have an under-13 group,” he said. “Most have their under-13 team as they have been mandated to. The only club that may not have an under-13 team is Police. We are looking to have that in tournament format.The tournament will be done in three parts. There will be the preliminaries on the first two days, and on the final day, there will be a playoffs with the top four teams,” he explained. However, he noted that there may be an issue with adequate venues but believes, there are enough playing courts to accommodate the tournament. “We will be using our regular courts. The opening will be at Pembroke Hall, but there will not many games there apart from the opening because Pembroke Hall is not playing. “The others (courts) are Edgewater, Majesty Gardens, Payne Land, Arnett Gardens, and Harbour View. We are hoping Rae Town can host some games and we were thinking of going to Spanish Town, but with the state of emergency, we decided not to go, although (Spanish Town) Spartans has a brand-new court,” he said.last_img read more

Front Runner Horse Seminar hailed a success

first_img REWARDING EXPERIENCE In a move to bring fresh ideas to the racing fraternity and to reinforce practices that were already known, Supreme Ventures Limited and Newport Mills, manufacturer of the Front Runner feed for horses, recently hosted a two-day seminar which targeted Trainers and Grooms. The seminar took place at Caymanas Track Limited and was presented by Dr Randel Raub, Vice President of Kentucky Equine Research, an international equine nutrition, research, and consultation company that serves horse owners and the feed industry globally. Among the areas that the presentation focused on were the proper handling and safety around the horse; working more efficiently in the stables, and to increase safety for groom and horse; Improvement of the welfare of the horse; nutrition and feeding for speed; procedures to minimise disease spread in a barn or on a farm; breathing problems in race and performance of horses; minimising accidental drug positives. The cleaning and care of equipment, avoiding of the mucking of stalls, the wearing of dust masks, the use of safety equipment and being aware, were also highlighted during the presentation. For Raub, it was his first time in Jamaica and he found the experience a rewarding one. “I think the participants grasped a lot. There were some good questions and some very good discussions. I am happy that we had a full turnout,” he said. “We targeted the Trainers and Grooms because even if you’re doing this for years and years, sometimes you get a little complacent about what you know and what you think you know. It is good to be reaffirmed and reminded, because going to these types of presentations presents a real value. If you think you know all that there is to know, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t know all that there is to know. Winston Thomas, Technical Sales Manager, Newport Mills said that the brand’s involvement is important, because of the opportunity to see more holistic approaches to nutrition for the horse. He said that the aim is to now make the clinic an annual one. Trainer Anthony Nunes, had praises for the seminar. “I think the seminar is a fantastic move, not only by Newport Mills, but also Supreme Ventures. We need more of this, because when I started out in 1994, we use to have them more often. I think it is also beneficial to the grooms. I have 26 grooms and they were invited to attend the seminar’, Nunes said. “As far as Trainers go, the presentation about nutrition is a little more important to us, but overall, all of this has been beneficial.”last_img read more

‘Shaw the perfect role model’

first_img In a release, Grange expressed similar views. “Khadija has been a great role model not just on the football field but also with her league team, the Lady Volunteers, and her national team, the Reggae Girlz. She has demonstrated the ability to rise above personal tragedy by keeping her eye on the ball. “It must have been very difficult to have lost four brothers and still find the fortitude to pursue her dreams. It gives me even greater pleasure in congratulating her knowing that she is from Spanish Town. I want young ladies across the country to look at her and the other Reggae Girlz and see what is possible in life,” her statement said. Grange is the member of Parliament for St Catherine Central, which also includes Spanish Town. Grange added that the award was even more significant since Shaw was the first female winner. “The world is taking notice of Jamaica’s women’s football and this is further encouragement to players at all levels that despite their circumstances, with the right attitude, approach, and support, they can make it on the international stage,” Grange said. Menzies also said that Shaw deserved the award. “As was explained in the (Guardian) article, Khadija has been through a lot of adversity, but she has set goals and wants to achieve them … and she is on target.” he said. “It (award) will create a lot of respect for her from her teammates, the media, and people who are just getting to know who she really is,” he added. Similar views National senior women’s coach Hue Menzies and Minister of Sport Olivia Grange have described 21-year-old football star Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw as an exceptional role model for the nation’s young females. Both Menzies and Grange said Shaw is a shining example for young ladies faced with adversity after she became the third recipient of the United Kingdom’s The Guardian newspaper’s Footballer of the Year award yesterday. Shaw, Jamaica’s leading player in the historic qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year, joins other world superstars such as Italian Fabio Piscane in 2016 and Spain’s and Manchester United’s, Juan Mata in 2017, as winners of the award. The award was conceptualised three years ago and is bestowed on a player who has done something remarkable, whether by overcoming adversity, helping others, or setting a sporting example by acting with exceptional honesty, and Shaw was the person the Guardian thought best matched these criteria in 2018. “Most young ladies who live in poor communities that are struggling should look up to Khadija,” Menzies told The Gleaner. “She is a perfect role model. She has created history for her country, family, and her community. You can’t have a better person for those young girls to look up to.”last_img read more

International Food Festival for June 10

first_imgThe Indian Commemoration Trust (ICT) will be holding its annual International Food Festival and Drinks Tasting on Saturday at the Indian Monument Gardens, Camp and Church Streets, Georgetown.The garden experience of cuisines from around the globe includes dances, music and videos highlighting performing arts from the different cultures being showcased. The Festival is expected to showcase cuisine from Mexican, Indian, Chilean, Chinese, Brazilian, Surinamese, South African, Trinidadian and Guyanese among several others.The event is entitled “Swadish” and will commence at 17:00h.A chit system is in place where a ticket is purchased for $1500 and the ticket holder receives $500 in chits. Food purchases are made with chits that can be purchased at the gate.last_img read more