Windies fall short in ODI thriller against Sri Lanka

first_img Triumphant end Extras (lb3, w9) 12 TOTAL (8 wkts, 26 overs) 159 Did not bat: J Taylor, S Narine. Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Charles, 1.3 overs), 2-13 (Fletcher, 3.3), 3-24 (Samuels, 7.5), 4-42 (Carter, 15.1), 5-100 (Russell, 21.2), 6-113 (Bravo, 22.4), 7-130 (Brathwaite, 24.1), 8-159 (Holder, 26) Bowling: Malinga 6-1-20-0 (w1), Lakmal 5-0-15-3 (w2), Senanayake 5-0-25-0, Jayasuriya 3-0-15-1, Mendis 4-0-46-2 (w1), Mathews 3-0-35-1 (w1). SRI LANKA (target: 163 runs from 26 overs) +K Perera run out 14 T Dilshan c wkp Ramdin b Brathwaite 59 L Thirimanne c wkp Ramdin b Brathwaite 17 *A Mathews c Carter b Taylor 13 D Gunathilaka b Narine 12 M Siriwardana c Brathwaite b Narine 7 S Jayasuriya b Narine 0 S Senanayake b Carter 7 A Mendis not out 21 L Malinga lbw b Carter 0 S Lakmal not out 1 Extras (lb3, w8, nb2) 13 TOTAL (9 wkts, 24.5 overs) 164 Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Perera, 4.5 overs), 2-89 (Thirimanne, 10.2), 3-104 (Dilshan, 12.5), 4-120 (Mathews, 15.4), 5-132 (Siriwardana, 18.1), 6-132 (Jayasuriya, 18.3), 7- 133 (Gunathilaka, 19), 8-152 (Senanayake, 23.3), 9-152 (Malinga, 23.4). Result: Sri Lanka won by one wicket. Series: Sri Lanka lead three-match series 1-0. Man-of-the-Match: Tillakaratne Dilshan. Toss: Sri Lanka. Umpires: M Gough, R Palliyaguruge; TV – R Tucker. Off the resulting free hit, Mendis ended the game emphatically shortly before to midnight, lifting Charles over the ropes to spare Sri Lanka blushes and hand them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, West Indies recovered from a dire position of 42 for four in the 16th over to rally to 159 for eight, after they were sent in. Russell starred with a shot-filled 41, left-hander Darren Bravo got 38, while Holder gave the innings momentum late on with a cameo 36 off just 13 balls. Following a delayed start because of rain, seamer Lakmal wrecked the Windies top order to give Sri Lanka the early advantage, removing Charles (1), Andre Fletcher (3) and Marlon Samuels (2) in quick succession. Charles was trapped lbw on the crease to the ninth ball of the game, Fletcher steered an innocuous delivery to Dilshan at point in the fourth over before the out-of-form Samuels was also lbw, deceived by one that came back in the eighth over. The rains returned, resulting in a lengthy delay, with West Indies rebuilding at 40 for three after 14.2 overs with Bravo unbeaten on 19 and Carter on eight. On resumption and with the game now reduced to 26 overs, the Windies stepped on the accelerator. Carter went early without adding, but Bravo and Russell added 58 off 37 balls in a frenetic fifth wicket partnership to breathe renewed life into the innings. As he did in Thursday’s warm-up game, Russell struck the ball cleanly to count three fours and three sixes off 24 balls, while Bravo faced 58 deliveries and hit three fours and a six. Both batsmen, along with Carlos Brathwaite (9) fell in the space of 17 balls as West Indies stumbled to 130 for seven in the 25th over. But Holder ended the innings with a flourish, blasting two fours and three sixes in a rollicking knock. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES (26 overs) A Fletcher c Dilshan b Lakmal 3 J Charles lbw b Lakmal 1 DM Bravo b Mendis 38 M Samuels lbw b Lakmal 2 J Carter b Jayasuriya 8 A Russell c Gunathilaka b Mathews 41 C Brathwaite b Mendis 9 *J Holder run out 36 +D Ramdin not out 9 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): Tail-ender Ajantha Mendis swatted part-time medium pacer Johnson Charles over long on for six to break West Indies’ hearts and hand Sri Lanka a dramatic one-wicket victory with seven balls remaining, in the rain-shortened opening one-day international here yesterday. Chasing 163 in a contest reduced to 26 overs per side because of the adverse weather at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka were cruising at 132 for four in the 19th over and seemingly well on their way to an uncomplicated victory. However, off-spinner Sunil Narine turned the game on its head when he snatched three wickets in the 19th over and part-time seamer Jonathan Carter (2-14) followed suit, capturing two wickets in the 24th, as the hosts lost five wickets for 20 runs in the space of 33 balls. With Sri Lanka tottering on 152 for nine, West Indies seemed to have the upper hand, but with seamer Andre Russell earlier restricted to just five balls because of injury, captain Jason Holder was forced to turn to Charles’ unpractised medium pace for the penultimate over and the visitors paid the price. With Sri Lanka needing 11 runs from 12 deliveries, Charles started with a wide, conceded two singles off the next four deliveries before committing the cardinal sin of bowling a front-foot no-ball off the fifth ball, from which Mendis and Suranga Lakmal (one not out) sprinted a couple.last_img read more

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Dunrobin youth hone skills at INSPORTS clinic

first_imgKINGSTON: The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) extended its efforts to improve football in Jamaica through talent-development programmes among youth, with the commencement of a football coaching clinic in Kingston at the Dunrobin playing field on Red Hills Road. The ongoing football coaching clinic targets youngsters in two age groups 8-15 years and 15-20 years. This is one of the many centres being established islandwide by the state agency, which is targeting 5,500 youth participants with a projected 65 per cent increase within a five-month period. The all-island coaching programme focuses on training young talent in the fundamental techniques of the game. A holistic approach is taken with a combination of development in fundamental techniques, tactical skills, and providing players with the proper nutrition needed for the physical exertion associated with the sport. INCREASE PLAYERS’ SKILLS The programme focuses on teaching the game and correct techniques, to increase the level of skill among players while preparing them for advancement to the professional level. At the new clinic’s first training session, the young boys were instructed on how to control with their feet, kick, pass, shoot, and tackle. Team-building exercises were also a prominent feature of the seminar and included an introduction to game tactics. “This is really what is needed to develop football at the community level,” remarked Ian Andrews, INSPORTS’ administrative director. “Training in the fundamentals of the game is vital to developing players who will make an impact on the field. It’s not just about passion and raw talent, but taking an integrated approach to instilling discipline, teamwork, training for endurance, while providing instructions about the technical aspects to the game and from an early stage,” he added. “This is really what will lead to significant improvements in the calibre of Jamaican footballers produced at the professional level.” The state agency’s efforts are geared towards creating coaching clinics for all sporting disciplines, in tandem with Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange’s stated philosophy of developing sports at the grass-roots level.last_img read more

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Samuels headlines Hurricanes Super50 squad

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Test star Marlon Samuels headlines a 14-man Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad announced yesterday for this month’s Regional Super50 in Antigua and Barbados. The veteran right-hander, who has not turned out in the tournament in three seasons, will be joined by the Trinidad and Tobago pair of Kevon Cooper and Akeal Hosein for the January 24 to February 18 campaign. Test fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has also been named in the unit, which will be led by out-of-favour Test left-hander Kieran Powell, with West Indies A all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall as his deputy. The 35-year-old Samuels, meanwhile, will be a huge boost or the Hurricanes, who have been installed in a tough Zone A alongside defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19s and English county side, Kent Spitfires. Jamaican Samuels, a veteran of 71 Tests and 187 One-Day Internationals, is a regular member of the current Windies side in all three formats. Cooper, a steady seamer and effective lower order batsman, is also expected to add depth to the Hurricanes while Hosein’s left-arm spin and left-handed batting will be an asset. Batsman Jermaine Otto is the only debutant included in the squad. Hurricanes will hold their first training session as a unit on Monday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. SQUAD: Kieran Powell (captain), Rahkeem Cornwall, Marlon Samuels, Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Nkrumah Bonner, Jahmar Hamilton, Jermaine Otto, Orlando Peters, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Kevon Cooper.last_img read more

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Unbeaten Pirates go for No. 4; Lions, Knights collide

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mapua and Emilio Aguinaldo College hope to get back on track when they square off in the noontime tip-off.Hailed for putting emphasis on his players’ academics, coach Topex Robinson hopes the Pirates’ early success “will inspire others and give them hope.”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’“Winning is the result of our vision, and we want to make sure we inspire others,” said Robinson.San Beda and Letran ruled the last two seasons of the league, but the Knights are the underdogs heading into the clash as the Red Lions kept their seasoned and talented core from last season. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It will really be a tough matchup,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “Letran is a physical team, that’s their brand of game. We will just have to be ready for the physicality and hopefully the referees will call it right.”Following the 62-65 loss to Jose Rizal U on Friday, Letran coach Jeff Napa shifted his focus to their game with the Lions.“We’re going all out,” said Napa. “We’ll not allow them to just beat us. We will bounce back strong and execute.”Fernandez, whose team’s lone loss came against Lyceum, said starting strong would be the key against the Knights.“We started really flat against EAC and St. Benilde,” said Fernandez. “We will address that because we’re facing a formidable team in Letran.” —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Lyceum, a team that is turning heads for its heady play and the mentality instilled by its coach, shoots for a fourth straight victory, while San Beda rekindles its rivalry with Letran on Wednesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates tangle with the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 2 p.m. before the Red Lions and the Knights collide in their first meeting of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia too much for Perlas Pilipinaslast_img read more

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TNT recovers, thwarts Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ‘Disaster’ marks end of Rain or Shine’s year Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESTNT bounced back after losing its season opener and denied Alaska, 106-98, of its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.The KaTropa are now at 1-1 while the Aces slipped to 0-2ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals TNT used an early surge to gain the upper hand for good, going on a blitzkrieg with a 9-0 run in the final minute of the second quarter.Jayson Castro capped off the scoring spurt after taking the ball away from Calvin Abueva and immediately going to the cup for the layup to give TNT a 58-49 lead.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 folkKaTropa head coach Nash Racela said their victory over Alaska was of utmost importance going into the New Year break as it will help build their confidence before they face off against defending champion San Miguel.“It’s always hard to get the first win especially with our next game coming against San Miguel,” said Racela. “It’s nice to get the win before the year ends because at least we can get some sort of momentum.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Troy Rosario had a team-high 21 points for TNT while also grabbing eight boards.Moala Tautuaa and Jayson Castro each had 18 points to help the KaTropa’s cause.Rookie Jeron Teng led all scorers with 28 points for Alaska while grabbing 10 boards and dishing out five assists.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Collison, Oladipo lead balanced Pacers to rout of Phoenix

first_imgView comments Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) steals the ball on Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — There are some NBA games that are over shortly after they began.The Indiana Pacers’ 120-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night was one of them.ADVERTISEMENT “I thought we did a good job on some of their best players,” Collison said. “Booker is a talented player and we knew if he got it going we were in for a long night. I think we did a good job containing him the best that we can and we just played great team defense. When we play great team defense, we can do what we want at the offensive end.”In an otherwise bad night for Phoenix, 17-year NBA veteran Tyson Chandler grabbed 14 rebounds to become the 40th player in league history to top 10,000 for his career (10,003).“It means a lot,” he said, “because when you come into this league as a young player you’re just trying to survive. Now at the latter part of my career, to start to get some of these milestones, it just reminds you of all the hard work, the sacrifices, the journey you’ve got to make.”Interim coach Jay Triano called the Chandler milestone “’unbelievable.”“Anytime you do something that only 40 people have done in the history of the game,” Triano said, “I think that’s an incredible honor.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Darren Collison had 19 points to lead seven players in double figures and the Pacers jumped on the Suns early and never let up.Victor Oladipo scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half for the Pacers, who were coming off a home victory over Cleveland and have won four of five after a five-game losing streak. Cory Joseph added 16 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 for Indiana.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I thought it was really good. We wanted to start this road trip off right,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought defensively we were focused, making them earn everything they got. Offensively, we had good ball movement. We were pretty consistent with that for 48 minutes.”Rookie Josh Jackson scored a career-best 21 points for Phoenix, which has lost four of five. Devin Booker added 15, but on 5-of-16 shooting, 1 of 6 from 3-point range. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Suns, playing without second-leading scorer T.J. Warren, led only briefly early. Indiana went on a 15-4 run to go up 23-11 and led 30-16 after one quarter.Phoenix never got it to single digits again, trailing by as many as 25 in the second quarter. In the third quarter, the lead reached 92-59 (33 points) on T.J. Leaf’s 3-pointer.Indiana opened the second half with a 16-8 run to lead 46-24 on Al Jefferson’s layup with 7:09 left in the half. Indiana led 64-44 at the break.“I just thought tonight we lacked juice, I don’t know why, at both ends,” Triano said. “Our cuts weren’t’ precise offensively and defensively we were a half-step behind them every time they made a move.”TIP INSPacers: Indiana committed a season-low six turnovers. … Opened a five-game trip through the West. … Indiana shot 54.5 percent to the Suns’ 41.2 percent. …. Indiana still is just 8-16 against Suns since 2005-06.Suns: Warren, averaging 19.7 points per game, was a late scratch with low back soreness. … Marquese Chriss missed his second straight game with a right hip strain. … Suns’ most one-sided loss of season was 142-116 at home against Houston on Nov. 16. … Jackson made 4 of 5 shots in the first quarter, the rest of the Suns 2 of 20. … Phoenix was 2 of 15 on 3s in the first quarter. …. Dragan Bender started and was 0-for-7 shooting, six of them errant 3s, and did not score in 30 minutes. … Phoenix plays the next four and six of the next seven on the road.UP NEXTPacers: at Utah on Monday night.Suns: at Portland on Tuesday night. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bleak day for Americans in Melbourne: Venus, Stephens outlast_img read more

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Batangas-Tanduay zeroes in on inaugural MPBL crown

first_img“These are two good teams battling it out and it’s a matter of who wants it more,” said Tan. “But we can’t just count out Muntinlupa even with a 2-0 lead. They are very strong at home.”The Athletics once again got contributions from almost their entire squad with Val Acuña, Teodoro, Bong Quinto and Mon Rogado pitching in nine points each. The playmaking of Lester Alvarez and Mark Olayon also gave Muntinlupa problems as the Athletics led by as many as 18 in the third period, 58-40.The scores:BATANGAS 78—Eguilos 16, Acuna 9, Teodoro 9, Quinto 9, Rogado 9, Olayon 7, Varilla 6, Grimaldo 4, Santos 4, Alvarez 3, Villamor 2.MUNTINLUPA 74—Jaime 18, Mangahas 15, Moralde 15, Llagas 9, Buenaflor 6, Ylagan 5, Reverente 4, Apreku 2, Vergara 0, Salaveria 0, Stevens 0.ADVERTISEMENT The former Far Eastern U stalwart hit 7-of-8 shots on his way to a game high 16 points as the Athletics showcased their depth and firepower before surviving another late onslaught by the Cagers for a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five title series.Just like in the series opener when the Athletics survived, 70-64, the Cagers nearly erased a double digit lead in the last three minutes as Allan Mangahas caught fire late in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut Eguilos hit a jumper over Chito Jaime while Game 1 hero Tey Teodoro added foul shots to seal the victory.Batangas can wrap up the crown and the P1 million prize with another victory on Tuesday in Game 3 at Muntinlupa Sports Center, but coach Mac Tan said the series is far from over. Ceres-Negros unscathed Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident BATANGAS CITY—A Batangas City-Tanduay team that doesn’t seem to run out of heroes found another one on Saturday night.With big man Jhaymo Eguilos seizing the moment this time, the Athletics turned back the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort, 78-74, anew to close in on the 2018 MPBL Anta-Rajah Cup at a jam-packed Batangas City Coliseum here.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Quarters: 13-14, 38-24, 60-46, 78-74Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

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Underdog mentality fuels Zark’s-Lyceum’s Cinderella run

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We came from the bottom, and that motivated us to fight for the championship. As long as we’re together, we have belief on ourselves,” said Perez, who tallied 26 points, six rebounds, and eight steals in the clincher.With Lyceum figuring in three Finals series and winning two championships, the Conference MVP could only be grateful for all the blessings that have gone Lyceum’s way for the past six months.“We’re just so blessed that in the last six months that we’ve played, we’ve been in three championships,” he said, as the Pirates crew won the 2018 Philippine Collegiate Champions League title, and first conference of the PBA D-League.Perez also hopes that this victory would further build the team’s confidence ahead of their campaign this NCAA Season 94.“All the experience we gained here in the D-League, it’s all positive. We’ll take it all going to our run in the NCAA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith everything going down south, it would have been for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum to quit after falling behind by as much as 14, 49-63, late in the third quarter.But it’s not the character coach Topex Robinson has instilled to these players, and that was exactly what played in CJ Perez’ mind when the Jawbreakers mounted their incredible comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Foton nabs bronze in PSL Grand Prix Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “All we were thinking was that whatever happened in this game, we won’t die tomorrow. So we just gave our best effort and everything we got,” he said.Zark’s-Lyceum went on crippling 21-4 run to take control of the game for good, 85-74, with 4:06 left en route to the 92-82 Game 3 conquest for the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe victory capped off one of the most awe-inspiring runs to the crown in the PBA D-League history as the Jawbreakers became the lowest-seeded team to win the title.But Perez said that underdog mentality fueled Zark’s-Lyceum’s run. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

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Devon Allen wins tight 110 hurdles at USATF outdoor meet

first_imgLATEST STORIES Allen, the former Oregon receiver, crossed in 13.452 seconds — with the up-and-coming Grant Holloway in second at 13.454 — after a weather delay that lasted just under three hours.World record-holder Aries Merritt, who missed the 2016 Olympic team by 0.01 and missed a national title a year ago by 0.07 after a kidney transplant three years ago, was fourth at 13.52.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m not up in the booth, so I don’t make those decisions. I’ll take it,” Allen said. “I think it just comes down to being aggressive and relaxed.”Ameer Webb won the 200 in 20.47, and Jenna Prandini won the women’s 200 in 22.62 after finishing third in the 100 on Friday. Wilson cruised to her third outdoor title, winning in 1:58.18 after a strong final 200 meters. Wilson, who also won the U.S. indoor title earlier this year, had run a 1:56.86 — the second-fastest time in the world in 2018 — in a Diamond League event last month. Raevyn Rogers was second in 1:58.57. I told myself “this is the last (200). You’ve done a bunch of 200s at the end of workouts. It was just one of those,” Wilson said. “I heard the announcer say that Raevyn was making a move. So I was like, ok, I’ve got to make mine.”WOMEN’S 400 HURDLESShamier Little claimed her second title in the event (she also won in 2015) after a spirited duel with Georganne Moline. That ended when Moline landed awkwardly after clearing her final hurdle, allowing Little to cruise to the win in 53.61, the second-fastest time in the world this season.TIDBITSMurphy also won the 800 in 2016 but was a scratch a year ago. … Reggie Jagers (225-1) shattered the stadium record in the discus — a mark he set at the Drake Relays two months ago — by over 13 feet. …Evan Jager won his seventh straight 3,000 steelechase title, matching Henry Marsh (1981-87) for the longest winning streak in the event.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals Shelby Houlihan became just the second runner to win the women’s 1,500 and 5,000 in the same national championship meet, taking the 5,000 in 15:31.03. Rio Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy won the 800 in 1:46.50, and Ajee’ Wilson won the women’s race.Sandi Morris beat 10-time champion Jenn Suhr and others to win the pole vault for the second straight year, clearing 15 feet, 9 inches.WOMEN’S 5,000For the second day in a row, Houlihan moved past a fellow Iowan to grab control of her race. Houlihan, who beat Webster City, Iowa’s Jenny Simpson in the 1,500 on Saturday, hung within a few paces of leader Karissa Schweizer — who went to high school in nearby West Des Moines and was making her pro debut— before making her move with about 250 meters to go. Rachel Schneider moved into second and tried a last-ditch push for first. It didn’t work, and Houlihan then kicked into high gear to win by nearly two seconds. “The focus all along really has been on the 5k. My coach always said that the stronger we are for the (5,000) the better we’ll be for the 1,500. My speed has always been there,” Houlihan said. Regina Jacobs also won the 1,500 and 5,000 in 1999 and 2000.WOMEN’S 800ADVERTISEMENT DES MOINES, IA – JUNE 24: Devon Allen clears a hurdle in the semifinal of the Mens 110 Meter Hurdles during day 4 of the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPDES MOINES, Iowa — Devon Allen is used to winning close races.Allen might never enter another event that’ll be as close as the 110-meter hurdles Sunday at the USATF Outdoor championships.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas sweeps Chinese Taipei in Fiba World qualifiers

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Go, Ateneo lock up Filoil finals berth MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees June Mar Fajardo showed his might and unleashed 22 points in an efficient 9-of-12 shooting to lead Gilas Pilipinas.Andray Blatche was solid this time out, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTop guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo also delivered with 15 and 14 points, respectively.With Japan dealing Australia a 79-78 shocker earlier, Gilas Pilipinas forced a tie at the top of Group B with a 4-1 record. Photo from FIBA.BasketballGilas Pilipinas recovered from a slow start and repeated over the hotshooting Chinese Taipei, 93-71, in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers Friday night in Taiwan.Down by nine in the first quarter, the Filipinos flipped the switch in the second quarter and never looked back to sweep the Taiwanese.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipinos meet the Australians on Monday at Philippine Arena for the lead in their bracket.Chinese Taipei came out of the gates hot, but was unable to stop the onslaught from the Filipinos despite nailing seven triples in the first half.Quincy Davis paced Taiwan, which dropped to 1-4 in Group B, with 17 points and seven rebounds while Cheng-Ju Lu added 13 points on four threes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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