C’down to honour 1982 Manning Cup champions

first_img “Although this year’s team has better facilities and support, including a nutrition programme, the 1982 team was much more talented and had players who were more loyal, committed, and proud to wear the Camperdown jersey. Those days, it was difficult to make the team. if you did, it was a cause to celebrate. Today, things are different. these players are not as loyal like back then,” said Bender, whose team has struggled this season. Bender said his team, which was beaten by the defending champions Jamaica College in the semi-finals last year, has been suffering from serious injuries and indiscipline but should have a better second round. “Since the season commenced, we are yet to start our strongest team. At one stage, some of the players got suspended, while others were injured. All this has been sorted out now, and the team is ready. We are looking forward to making it to the semi-finals and going one better,” said Bender. committed and proud Camperdown High School will honour the heroes of their star-studded 1982 Manning Cup team tomorrow night. The team, led by former Reggae Boyz the late Peter ‘Jair’ Cargill, took three titles that year. All the surviving members of the team are expected to be at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, where they will be inducted into the school’s hall of fame by the Camperdown alumni. Four members of the all-conquering team – Claude Palmer, reserve goalkeeper; Carl Richards, forward; Barrington ‘Cobra’ Gaynor, defender; and mid-fielder Cargill – will be recognised posthumously, along with the then principal, James Fitz-Henry Brown, under whose leadership the east Kingston-based school won the Manning Cup, Walker Cup, and Olivier Shield titles that year. Christopher Bender, who was one of four mid-fielders used by coach Patrick ‘Jackie’ Walters in the 4-4-2 formation has described the success of the 1982 schoolboy season as the greatest achievement in his career as a player. Thirty-three years later, Bender is now head coach of his alma mater.last_img read more

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 1WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: RITCHIE 82nd. WBA: RONDON 16thSubstitute Matt Ritchie struck late to earn Bournemouth a share of the points after West Bromwich Albion took an early lead at the Vitality Stadium. A mistake by Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc was punished when Salomon Rondon headed home. But Boruc saved Craig Gardner’s penalty before half-time and Ritchie drew the hosts level with a close-range header.ASTON VILLA 0NEWCASTLE UNITED 0Newcastle United dropped into the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three as relegated Aston Villa ended a run of 11 defeats with a goalless draw at Villa Park. Aleksandar Mitrovic headed wide two good second-half chances for Newcastle. Now their fate is out of their hands and Newcastle will be relegated if Sunderland, who beat Chelsea, beat Everton on Wednesday.CRYSTAL PALACE 2 STOKE CITY 1GOALS:-PALACE: GAYLE 47th, 68th. STOKE: ADAM 26th.Crystal Palace came from behind to secure a morale-boosting victory ahead of the FA Cup final later this month against Manchester United. Stoke took the lead through Charlie Adam. But Dwight Gayle equalised for the home side, before adding a second with a 25-yard free kick and earning the points that confirmed Palace’s status as a Barclays Premier League club for another season.LEICESTER CITY 3 EVERTON 1GOALS:- LEICESTER: VARDY 5th, 65th PEN; KING 33rd. EVERTON: MIRALLAS 88th.Champions Leicester put their celebrations on hold to comfortably beat Everton, before being presented with the Barclays Premier League trophy. Jamie Vardy scored twice, but missed out on a hat-trick by sending a second penalty over the bar. Andy King was also on the scoresheet, with Kevin Mirallas netting Everton’s consolation.NORWICH CITY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:-UNITED: MATA 72nd.Norwich City’s chances of avoiding relegation seem increasingly dismal after a home defeat by Champions League-chasing Manchester United. Cameron Jerome had Norwich’s best chance, only for David de Gea to save his header. A mistake by Sebastien Bassong allowed Wayne Rooney to race clear and find the supporting Juan Mata, who slotted in. Norwich could be relegated on Wednesday if Sunderland beat Everton.SUNDERLAND 3 CHELSEA 2GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: KHAZRI 41st; BORINI 67th; DEFOE 70th. CHELSEA: COSTA 14th; MATIC 45th.Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three after two goals in three second-half minutes saw them fight back for a dramatic win over Chelsea. Diego Costa gave the Blues the lead, but Wahbi Khazri levelled. Nemanja Matic restored Chelsea’s lead. Fabio Borini replied, before Jermain Defoe scored a vital winner. Chelsea captain John Terry was sent off for a second booking before the final whistle and has probably played his last game for the club.WEST HAM UNITED 1 SWANSEA CITY 4GOALS:- WEST HAM: SAKHO 68th. SWANSEA: ROUTLEDGE 25th; AYEW 31st; KI 51st; GOMIS 90th.West Ham’s hopes of Champions League football took a severe knock as Swansea put four past them in the Boleyn Ground’s final Saturday game. Wayne Routledge poked home to give the visitors the lead. Andre Ayew doubled the lead and Ki Sung-yueng put the result beyond doubt. Diafra Sakho netted a consolation, before substitute Bafetimbi Gomis added Swansea’s fourth.last_img read more

Tough TG – Edwards confident in Tivoli Gardens role

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC coach, Omar Edwards, knows all too well that his West Kingston-based team is one of the toughest to lead, but considers himself a disciplined tactician, taking on a job to lead the former champions to a respectable Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaign. Prior to Edwards, three coaches came and went for different reasons in a short space of time at the club. “When I talk to the players, they don’t back answer or give strong opposition, and that is really a plus to coach at a team like Tivoli Gardens. So far, they are responding positively, and I must say kudos to my players for doing that,” Edwards said at the Red Stripe Premier League Press Conference, yesterday. Edwards, who is assistant coach of the national Under-17 team, as well as head coach of Denham Town High school’s Manning Cup team, says despite losing two home games and winning two on the road, his charges’ performances have been encouraging. “We are playing some good football; we created several opportunities, but we are failing to capitalise on our opportunities at home. Some persons might say it is pressure playing at home, but we are really playing some good football,” he reasoned. “I was called to coach the team, and part of that is building, and I am going to do it to the best of my ability. Many have gone before me, and I know that Tivoli is a difficult place to coach. I have also spent over a decade coaching at Boys’ Town at the highest level,” he stressed. Ahead of a visit to league leaders Jamalco FC in Clarendon tomorrow, Edwards is eyeing a win. Tivoli Gardens are in eighth place on six points. “Jamalco has started the season pretty well. They have players on their team, [one] is the leading goal scorer, so in my opinion, they are doing something pretty good, but going to Jamalco, we are going for maximum points,” the coach noted He also noted that players at his high-school team, Denham Town, could find their way in the Tivoli Gardens team if they show enough ability. “If I believe we have players there (Denham Town High) who can matriculate into the Tivoli Gardens team, and they want to go there then certainly,” he outlined.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | Slow trip down memory lane

first_img HISTORY IS INSTRUCTIVE Add to that the resistance of our 400m men to moving up when their prime one-lap days are over, and Newman could be national record holder for years to come. History is instructive. Wint, Kerr and Newman were dynamite over 400m, with Sir Arthur winning gold in the 400m at the 1948 Olympics and Kerr taking the Pan-American Games title in 1959. Terrelonge, Mario Vernon-Watson, Alex Morgan, who are also in the top 10, and Myton all were solid 4×400 men. Our coaches are brilliant and, if any group can help Jamaica spread its forces into ‘new’ athletic disciplines, they can. My guess is that they will soon start to usher some of the 400-metre men out to the two-lapper. To my eye, there are two tall men whose spindly frames and long strides suggest they could travel well over 800m. They are 2015 intercollegiate 400m champion Jonia McDonald and former JC high jumper Fitzroy Dunkley. Let me be clear. McDonald and Dunkley both have more to give at 400m. Dunkley, now just out of collegiate eligibility at Louisiana State University, is a recent convert to sprinting and has only been running the 400m for three seasons. McDonald could be one of those gems MVP genius Stephen Francis unearths and moves from zero to hero. Even so, I hope they keep their options open and at some point, carry their speed to an event that could fit them perfectly. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. Recent news of an honour for venerable Excelsior High School and San Jose State University superhero Neville Myton will send veteran observers on a slow trip down memory lane. Fifty-four years ago, Myton cemented his claim for a spot on the 1964 Olympic team with a nippy world junior record run of 1 minutes 47.2 seconds for 880 yards. Fast-forward to 2016. Converted to a metric equivalent of 1 minute 46.5 seconds, that mark has Myton, once labelled ‘the indomitable running man’, still on the all-time Jamaican 800m top 10 performance list all these years later. It’s remarkable that, in those days before synthetic tracks, a schoolboy could run that fast. Myton was remarkable. He dominated the 880 and the mile at Boys’ Championships and is still the only Jamaican to win the Penn Relays high-school mile. His perch, by my count, as the 10th-fastest Jamaican 800m man of all time isn’t in danger. No Jamaican has broken 1 minute and 47 seconds since Aldwyn Sappleton did in 2009. Jowayne Hibbert and Ricardo Cunningham have come reasonably close in recent seasons and Hibbert, a 1.47.12 man, has the potential to go even faster. Still, Myton’s time is looking to have secure tenancy in the top 10 for a while to come. Seymour Newman’s national record of 1 minute 45.21 seconds is looking as safe as houses. Talk of overseas coaching consultancies has faded, but my guess is that coaching isn’t the core problem. I reckon our love of sprinting has drawn coaching and athletic talent away from the 800m, where Arthur Wint and George Kerr, between them, won three Olympic medals. Our best man in the event since those days was 1995 world indoor champion Clive Terrelonge. He stands behind Newman and 1968 and 1969 NCAA champion Byron Dyce on the all-time list at 1 minute 45.47 seconds. The success of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, et al, has made the 100m so attractive that it has become hard to resist. Anyone with any basic speed dreams of 9.58.last_img read more

Learn from Alia – Lamey

first_imgHandel Lamey, president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), wants upcoming local swimmers to learn as much as possible from the global swim star Alia Atkinson before she retires.”From here, she has a lot of experience out there in the international events, it’s just for her to be able to share with our younger swimmers, who are coming up, and she was able to do that in Windsor, Canada recently. We had a young team with her,” he told The Gleaner.Lamey continued that the budding athletes were able to learn from Atkinson and see competition at that level, noting it will help position them to learn from her before she transitions out of the sport.”She (Atkinson) has tremendous motivation and focus, and I think that is something that augers well for her, and also for the swimmers that are coming up, we are hoping they can learn from her to really emulate her,” Lamey pointed out.Atkinson recently won three medals at the Short Course (SC) World Championships and broke the 50m breaststroke SC world record, despite failing to pick up her long sought Olympic medal.”After the Olympics, that was really disappointing for her. I know that she was expecting to do very well there because she was coming off a period that she equalled the world record at the time and then she broke it, so she was expecting big things and it just didn’t work that way,” Lamey underlinedHe remarked with pleasure that the 28-year-old was able to bounce back after her Olympics disappointments, while describing the publicity she has given the local swim fraternity as “immense”.”She gives us tremendous publicity, not only here in Jamaica, but overseas. Once we are on tours with the senior team and once we call her name, we here in Jamaica get the publicity because she is born and bred, and we automatically get that level of exposure because when you look out there in the swimming environment, there are not many black swimmers,” added the local swim boss.Lamey stressed that the upcoming youngsters will be able to learn from some of the challenges Atkinson has faced over the years, which she was able to overcome.Atkinson is a nominee for the RJR Sports Foundational 2016 National Sportswoman of the Year award.She previously won the award in 2014.last_img read more

Hurdlers in great form at Queen’s meet

first_imgSprint Hurdlers were in great form yesterday at the Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet inside the National Stadium.Four records were broken. Excelsior High’s Ackera Nugent sped to a new mark of 11.69 seconds to win the Class Three Girls’ 80 metres hurdles, breaking the old mark of 11.82 set by St Jago’s Kimone McLeod last year. Holmwood Technical’s Dyandra Gray (11.74) and Shamel Robinson (11.84) were second and third, respectively.Holmwood’s Shanette Wilson topped Class Two, winning the 100m hurdles in 13.40 to erase the 14.69 set by Hydel High’s Jada Thomas last year. Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson was second overall in 13.48, with third going to Danielle Dawkins of Queen’s in 14.39.Vere’s Amoi Brown captured the Class One 100m hurdles in 13.75 ahead of Renee Shaw of Excelsior (14.06) and Patrice Watson of Queen’s, 14.57.Competing for his new school, Wolmer’s Boys’, former Calabar High hurdler Alex Robinson smashed the Class One 110m hurdles record. He clocked 13.88, beating the 14.40 set by Calabar’s Sean Selvie last year. Calabar’s pair of Orlando Bennett (13.96) and Lafranz Campbell (14.07) were the next best.Kingston College’s (KC) Timothy Lee was the fourth record breaker in the hurdles. He romped the Class Three 100m event in 13.95 seconds to erase the old mark of 14.28 set by Shaven Carr of Calabar last year. Calabar’s Jerome Campbell was second in 13.98, the same time done by third-place finisher Javelin Granville of St Jago High.KC took the first two places in the Class Two 110m hurdles. Wayne Pinnock and teammate Davion Williams both clocked 14.15. Calabar’s Shaven Carr was third with 14.55.SELECTED RESULTSBOYSClass 1 400m1. Jhevaughn Matherson, KC, 48.562. Dashawn Morrison, KC, 48.683. Travis Jackson, G’Maceo 48.89Class 2 400m1. Shemar Davis, St Jago, 50.252. Jamone Allison, XLCR, 50.773. Nicquaine Henry, C’Bar, 50.87Triple Jump Class 11. Carey McLeod, KC, 15.69m2. Paketo Sudley, JC, 14.29m3. Tevin Dunn, Munro, 14.14mGIRLSClass 3 400m1. Dorlan Nelson, XLCR, 57.02. Jodiann Dixon, Clar, 57.23. Ashley Johnson, St Jago, 58.6Class 2 400m1. Sanique Walker, Vere, 55.522. Michaela Lewis, Queen’s, 56.713. Kimarley Francis, St Jago, 56.91Class 1 400m1. Aleisha Kelly, St Jago, 54.602. Nicolee Foster, Holm, 54.923. Osheen Kerr, Holm, 56.04Triple Jump Under 201. Tissanna Hickling, St Jago, 12.90m2. Kemeva Headley, Holm, 12.30m3. Danielle Spence, St Jago, J 11.69mlast_img read more

Grange outlines plans to upgrade facilities

first_imgMinister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange said upgrading work on three of the island’s sporting facilities is set to begin later this year. Grange, who did not disclose the names of the stadiums which are set to benefit from the upgrading exercise, said that the refurbishing of these venues forms part of her legacy programmes, which she launched in 2011 during her administration’s previous term in office. “We are looking at three facilities across the island where we will be assisting with upgrading and in some instances, existing facility will be upgraded to a mini stadium status and in one instance, we may be building something from the ground up,” informed Grange. “This is a vision that I have always had, and the last time I was minister, that was part of my Jamaica50 Legacy Programme,” Grange added. Grange noted that the change of government at the time resulted in a number of the legacy projects not being taken forward by the previous administration. “I am back as minister; I (will) ensure that this infrastructure development programme which (will create) three mini-stadiums across the island will be done, and there are a number of other initiatives that we will be announcing as legacy programmes coming off the 55th anniversary of Independence,” shared Grange. The minister noted that full details of the programme would be announced during this year’s media launch of the Jamaica 55 celebrations in March.last_img read more

Federer calls medical timeout ‘precaution’; del Potro next

first_imgIn the quarterfinals, he’ll face someone who turns 29 this month and whose presence does not conjure good memories for Federer at the U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro.Federer is a combined 44-0 against the first four men he’s played, and he is 16-5 against del Potro. But one of those defeats came in five sets in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, when del Potro won his only Grand Slam title and ended Federer’s streak of five consecutive championships in New York.“Probably feels like one of those matches I would like to play over again. Feel like I would probably win it somehow,” Federer said.“I just had all these chances in multiple moments. The only time when he was really better, in my opinion, was the fifth set,” he added. “Obviously that was good enough to beat me that day. It was a good match. A lot of back and forth. Crowd was really into it. Started in the day, finished in the night.”Del Potro has gone through plenty of health problems since then, including three operations on his left wrist that forced him to miss two years’ worth of Grand Slam tournaments until Wimbledon in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next That has had an effect on his two-handed backhand, to be sure, but the righty swing that produces massive forehands and serves is still intact — as Federer himself noted at his news conference and on Twitter.That was clear as del Potro shook off the effects of a fever and erased two set points while coming back from a big deficit to eliminated No. 6 Dominic Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.When a reporter relayed to del Potro that Federer had spoken glowingly about him, del Potro responded: “Well, of course, I admire him, too. Everybody loves him.” Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — The only bit of trouble for Roger Federer in his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open was when he felt the tightening of a muscle at the back of the top of his left leg.Federer asked for a medical timeout after the second set against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, briefly let the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to get a quick massage from a trainer, and soon was right back at it, finishing off his 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “It was more precaution. It’s all good. No problems there,” said Federer, who did not face a break point. “I’m not worried about it.”The state of the 36-year-old Federer’s physical condition has been a talking point throughout the tournament, because he tweaked his back during a match in August, interrupting his preparation for Flushing Meadows. Federer said he was worried about his movement in his first-round match against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, then had timing issues in his second-rounder against 35-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny — and both of those contests went five sets.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 the bright side, the 19-time major champion also spent some time drawing a crowd by hitting in Central Park and has put together two straight-set wins in a row against opponents in their 30s.“I went from Tiafoe, then to the oldies, so that was good,” Federer joked. “Yeah, back to the ’80s.” Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay San Miguel to play Bridgeman vs Rain or Shine, still awaiting arrival of Terrence Watson Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View commentslast_img read more

Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work

first_imgLATEST STORIES In this photo taken by LAUREL Photo Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (David Aliaga/LAUREL Photo Services via AP)ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan.With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer games — known as esports — at the 2024 Games in Paris, a pan-Asian competition in the ex-Soviet state offers a possible vision of the future.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors lose preseason opener to Nuggets Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Deciding which games to pick is fraught, too. The IOC has a sponsorship deal with Chinese company Alibaba, which has major esports interests, but rival firms have their own popular brands.The IOC also fears violent games would hurt the Olympics’ image.IOC president Thomas Bach told the South China Morning Post, an Alibaba-owned newspaper, earlier this month that he’d prefer sports simulations.“We want to promote non-discrimination, non-violence, and peace among people. This doesn’t match with video games, which are about violence, explosions and killing. And there we have to draw a clear line,” he said.All four of the games on the program this week in Turkmenistan featured some form of combat, though in fantasy settings with cartoon-style animation techniques. There weren’t any realistic military-themed shooting games on the program.Bach also said esports needs a firmer structure. The IOC is used to dealing with a single governing body for each sport, like FIFA for soccer or the International Gymnastics Federation. Esports has its own international federation, but with limited influence over a web of private interests including games publishers, competition organizers and players’ teams.The event in Turkmenistan showed how that system doesn’t yet fit smoothly with the Olympic movement.IOC sponsor Alibaba’s Alisports division was in charge of the event, and used an open online qualifying system. That prompted federations from Australia and South Korea to boycott, saying athletes should have been picked by their national Olympic committees in the manner of a traditional sport.If esports make it to the Olympics, other potential problems for the IOC include criticism it’s moving away from promoting a healthy lifestyle, and that it’s ignoring poorer countries where fast computers and brand-new games are unaffordable.Esports would also mean the IOC allowing private companies to set the rules of its competitions. 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Not so for games publishers, who routinely mix things up to attract new players and keep things fresh.Adding just one new character can reshape the whole “meta” — the game’s constantly evolving web of tactics and counter-tactics.Senior figures in the IOC and the esports world have publicly doubted esports will be ready for an Olympic debut in seven years’ time.“We are still some way away from our vision and we need to start on the right foot,” Asian Esports Federation president Kenneth Fok said last week. “For esports to develop in a positive banner, we need the full support of each and every NOC, their government, and more importantly the general public to have a positive perception of electronic sports.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Esports aren’t a natural fit for Turkmenistan, one of the poorer ex-Soviet nations, though one where internet access is growing rapidly.The rules weren’t explained in the local language, but that didn’t turn off the crowd of up to 200 in the windowless basement of a sports arena from cheering and whooping at a particularly spectacular kill or skillful strategy.Still, the attendance was tiny compared to big pro esports events, which can pack thousands into traditional sports arenas, and it didn’t make much of a splash online. Fewer than 50 viewers at a time watched some opening-round matches Monday on Twitch, a leading game streaming service that regularly attracts tens of thousands of concurrent viewers to its more popular streams.If esports make it to the Paris Olympics, it would redefine what Olympic sport is meant to be.The International Olympic Committee has previously resisted calls to add “mind sports” like chess that don’t involve physical exertion, or events where machines are key, like auto racing.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Including esports could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial.The Olympic Council of Asia included esports as an official demonstration event at its Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this week, with teams from China and nine other nations battling in four games ranging from space combat in “StarCraft II” to card-game strategy in “Hearthstone.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSupporters of esports in the Olympics say their event is a real sporting contest, one which prizes strategy and lightning reactions over physical agility.“It needs different skillsets from different people,” competitor Jess Joaustine Tamboboy from the Philippines told The Associated Press. “It doesn’t really have a physical requirement because you can see around us the players are short and tall, maybe a little bit thin, maybe a little bit fat. But all they have in order to qualify to play for these types of titles are just their cognitive or mind skills.”last_img read more

Durant leads Warriors past Lakers for 11th straight win

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rockets GM says team is ‘obsessed’ with dethroning Warriors Kyle Kuzma scored 27 points and fellow rookie Lonzo Ball had 24 points with five 3-pointers in his first visit to Oracle Arena. Julius Randle added 21 points off the bench for Los Angeles, which snapped the Rockets’ 14-game winning streak Wednesday night in Houston.Durant shot 9 for 20 in the Warriors’ 10th win in a row at home against the Lakers and sixth overall after Golden State outlasted the Lakers in overtime Monday night in Los Angeles.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 folkWarriors coach Steve Kerr and Lakers coach and former top Golden State assistant Luke Walton had a nice chat near the Warriors bench after the final buzzer.Still without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, Golden State got some much-needed reinforcements. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Green returned after missing five of six games with soreness in his right shoulder, while Andre Iguodala also was back after sitting out Wednesday night’s win against Memphis with flu-like symptoms.The Lakers, who trailed by as many as 23 in the third quarter before getting within 84-72 going into the final 12 minutes, briefly took their first lead of the night at 89-88 on Randle’s 3-pointer with 7:43 remaining.Los Angeles cut the lead to 86-81 on a steal by Josh Hart and Kuzma’s layup with 9:39 left, then 88-86 when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer at the 8:09 mark.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0), Larry Nance Jr. (7) and Brandon Ingram, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant had 33 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four blocks, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 113-106 on Friday (Saturday Manila time) for their 11th straight victory.Rookie Jordan Bell recorded his first career double-double with season bests of 20 points and 10 rebounds, making a key layup with 2:45 to go and dunking a minute later. Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Draymond Green added 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as he came back from a shoulder injury for the defending champs.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more