Excitement galore in boys’ 4x800m

first_imgCourtesy of a fast and determined anchor leg by Javauney James, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the most exciting race in a rainy 40th staging of the Gibson McCook Relays.James rallied to pull STETHS ahead of St Jago High School in the boys’ 4×800 metres, to stop the clock in 7:35.08 seconds. His brilliance help his school to record the fourth fastest time in the 40-year history of the relays.St Jago slipped away when Paul Tate, STETHS’ reigning Boys’ Championships Class One 800m champion, struggled on the third leg. Tate laboured through his leg in one minute 56 seconds, a far cry from his seasonal best 1.54.94 seconds and his lifetime best of 1.52.94.To make thing worse for James, St Jago’s Class Two star Keenan Lawrence smoothly ran a 1.53.5 leg to stretch the lead over STETHS to 3.4 seconds. Then 2015 World Youth 800-metre finalist Leon Clarke looked to have an unassailable lead.LAST-MINUTE WINRemarkably, James caught him and outraced him in the last 100 metres.James finished the STETHS triumph with a storming 1.50.6 anchor. That was much faster than his personal best in the individual event of 1.53.27. The performance marked him as the favourite to add gold in Class One to the Boys’ Championship wins to those he secured in Class Two and Class Three in 2014 and 2013.He lost his Class Two crown last year to Clarke. The tall St Jago boy has seasonal and lifetime bests of 1.52.45 and 1.50.49. His Gibson McCook anchor was timed in 1.54.5.Only Kingston College, holders of the meet record at seven minutes 33.87 seconds, and STETHS have ever ran the 4x800m faster at the Gibson-McCook Relays.When KC set the record last year, STETHS were second in 7.34.78, with both teams under the old standard, set at 7.34.96 by STETHS in 1994.last_img read more

Take Will In Charge

first_imgThe United Racehorse Trainers’ Association stages its annual raceday at Caymanas Park today, the 10-race programme featuring the URTA Trophy Restricted Stakes over 1820 metres.Seven three-year-olds will face the starter, including top contenders WILL IN CHARGE and the imported filly AWESOME DESTINY, both of whom finished heads on behind JAMAI RAJA over this trip on October 22.On that occasion, the Gary Subratie-trained AWESOME DESTINY held off WILL IN CHARGE by a neck for second, and with none of the others having the class to separate them, they should have the finish to themselves.Although AWESOME DESTINY is a bit more pacey than WILL IN CHARGE, preference is for the latter, who is set to receive 1.5kg.Trainer Robert Pearson has WILL IN CHARGE in good nick for this race, the son of Adore The Gold – Gem Lea galloping 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:09.3 easily at exercise recently.SUFFERING INTERFACEIt should be recalled that WILL IN CHARGE finished second to BIGDADDYKOOOL in the St Leger back in July and fourth to the disqualified FUTURE KING in the Derby after suffering some interference leaving the half mile.He also finished 4 1/2 lengths second to JAMAI RAJA in a fast-run 1500-metre race some months ago, and, all in all, has been pretty consistent. This gives him a distinctive edge over AWESOME DESTINY today, especially if the apprentice Hakeem Pottinger rides a patient race for the number one post position.Also on the programme is the annual renewal of the Royal Lancaster Trophy for maiden two years-olds over the round-five course, which looks tailored for AKASH, and the Frank Parham Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres.The nine-horse field for the Frank Parham Memorial includes the hot ante-post favourite MR AMBASSADOR, with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and ARIZONA GOLD under outgoing champion jockey Shane Ellis.MR AMBASSADOR looks the speediest in the line-up and is tipped to go wire to wire. I also like SHADE OF BEAUTY to repeat in the fourth race, STAR OF DAVID to do likewise in the sixth, and consistent WARTIME in the 10th and final.last_img read more

Pollard’s Adelaide Strikers continue poor form

first_imgHOBART, Australia, (CMC): Kieron Pollard and Chris Jordan both failed as Adelaide Strikers slumped to their third loss of the Big Bash League with an eight-wicket defeat to Hobart Hurricanes yesterday. Sent in at Bellerive Oval, Strikers were dismissed for 143 off their 20 overs and Hurricanes wasted little time in overhauling the target with 14 deliveries remaining in the innings. The result left Strikers one from bottom of the eight-team standings on two points from their lone win in four outings. Only reigning champions Sydney Thunder – who boasts West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell in their ranks – have a worse record, as they are winless in four games. Yesterday, captain Brad Hodge top-scored with 55 from 45 deliveries to give Strikers a lift while opener Ben Dunk hit 31. Pollard, batting at number six, scored a run-a-ball 11 to continue his struggles in the competition. He has managed a mere 45 runs from four innings. He was fifth out in the 18th over, bowled by left-arm spinner Clive Rose after missing a big off-side shot. Jordan, the Barbados-born England-all-rounder, lasted two balls for his one before holing out to long on off England teammate Stuart Broad. In reply, Hurricanes were propelled by opener D’Arcy Short’s 60 off 39 balls and captain Tim Paine’s 41. The pair put on 105 for the first wicket which put the result beyond doubt. Jordan’s three overs leaked 30 runs while Pollard’s solitary over cost seven runs.last_img read more

Christania Williams, FLOW give back to Edwin Allen High

first_imgOlympian Christania Williams is among a select group of senior athletes who have been making visits to their alma mater to encourage students as they prepare for the upcoming ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.Williams, along with representatives from telecommunications firm FLOW, visited the Clarendon home of the 2016 Girls Champions Edwin Allen High School on March 10 to for the second instalment of the company’s ‘Journey to Champs’ school tour.During the high energy visit, FLOW also made a donation of $100,000, along with a hydration kit that is expected to boost the comfort of the team as they participate in this year’s event.The ladies of the Clarendon-based institution are seeking to retain their title and a fourth consecutive win as coach Michael Dyke reasserts his confidence in the team.”We have an experienced team and we’re very confident that we will do well this year, as such, the girls will maintain their supremacy in defending their title,” he said.MONETARY CONSTRAINTSHe, however, stated that the only weakness which the team faces is monetary constraints as the team strives to be mentally and physically prepared.”Finding adequate funds always proves challenging,” Dyke pointed out.”We are very elated about the sponsorship from FLOW because we are always in need and with them (FLOW) coming on board to provide some assistance, we are very grateful and we must assure them that we will put it to good use in helping our team in preparing for the championships,” he shared.Williams also commended FLOW for the initiative.”It’s always good to see Corporate Jamaica reaching out to schools in need, and Edwin Allen are certainly deserving of any assistance they can get. I have always wanted to come back to talk to the girls and to contribute in any way I can to the school which was pivotal in my development as an athlete” she explained.Khamoy Farquharson, captain of the team, also shared her enthusiasm going into the championships and positively declared regaining their title. She further noted that the sponsorship is one that will undoubtedly benefit the team and thanked the telecoms firm for their continuous efforts.”Over the years, FLOW has been with us and I must commend them for the sponsorship. We are really grateful for this contribution and we will put it to good use.”‘Journey to Champs’ is a yearly activation led by FLOW in top performing rural and corporate area schools preparing for the ISSA/Grace Boys & Girls’ Championships.last_img read more

ROS, SMBeer turn back foes

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours How to help the Taal evacuees Big Ben fuels La Salle win PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz may have wanted to leave the game on the saddle of victory. But Rain or Shine had business to attend to.The Elasto Painters ripped Alaska, 112-82, Wednesday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Sports Center here, strengthening their bid for a top four finish going into the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody “I just told the players that we will go up against Alaska and that they should play like they want to win,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia.While it wasn’t the best way for them to exit the game, Hontiveros and Dela Cruz will always look back at the fond memories they created in the PBA.“I learned so many things; coach Alex [Compton] told us in the locker room that even if we leave the relationship is still there,” said Hontiveros, who had three titles overall in his 17-year career in the PBA.“Obviously I didn’t have the accolades, the trophies, the championships I wish I had but I got to meet some really great people, played against awesome opponents, imports, and played for great coaches in the best league in Asia,” said Dela Cruz, who also won three titles, all with the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Rain or Shine improved to 6-4 and stayed in the hunt for a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals while the Aces bid farewell to two of their stalwarts—and their season—with a 3-8 card.San Miguel Beer held off Phoenix, 109-107, to also bolster its top-four drive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Beermen found themselves in a dogfight in the stretch with the already-out Fuel Masters but held on for their seventh win in 10 outings.Rain or Shine broke the game wide open with a big second-quarter run before stretching the lead to 98-61 after opening the fourth with a 15-0 run. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guards at Star

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Herndon is also raring to prove himself to the Hotshots faithful as he seeks to find his niche behind lead guards Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, and Peter June Simon.“It’s a huge motivation when you know that you can play with the top players and you feel like you belong with them at the top. It’s a motivation for me to use to keep working hard and I wanted to prove that I can play among the best,” the 6-foot-3 scorer said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Robbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFrom the get-go, Robbie Herndon knew which team he wanted to go to.Though GlobalPort drafted him sixth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, it didn’t take long before the Fil-Am swingman’s wish came true when he was shipped by the Batang Pier, together with fourth rounder Gian Abrigo, to the Hotshots for ninth overall pick Lervin Flores, and second rounders Joseph Gabayni and Julian Sargent.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Louie Alas: Wherever Kevin wants to be, we’ll support him Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This is a team I wanted to go to. My heart wanted me to end up in Purefoods and God-willing, it ended up happening. I’m excited and I’m super grateful,” he said.Known as an ace gunner, Herndon will be forced to explore another facet of his game as he joins a Star squad where coach Chito Victolero has put a premium on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd this early, the 24-year-old is welcoming the task at hand.“The coach wants his team to play defense, so that’s what I’ll focus on,” he said. “I’ll focus on learning the system, jelling with the players, and learn from everybody from the team.  I’m an offensive player, but I can also play on the other side of the court. I guess it’s time to up my defense a little bit and focus on that.”last_img read more

Does Manny agree with Freddie Roach?

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Freddie Roach, the famous American trainer who pushed Manny Paquiao all the way to full superstardom, says he wants the legendary Filipino warrior to do a rematch with WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn—then hang up his gloves.Nothing new there. It was not the first time Roach had voiced that wish for Pacquiao, the only eight-division world title winner in boxing.There was more urgency in what Roach told ESPN Deportes over the weekend: “I hope he (Pacquiao) goes forward with that fight, and after that, he retires.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Lady Realtors notch 1st wincenter_img MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson First things first: Does Pacquiao honestly want to fight on?Next: Would Pacquiao, who claimed he had been set up in that losing stand against Horn, still care to return to Australia?It would help if they could get Pacquiao’s side on the Roach proposal.So far, there has been no reported conversation or dialogue between Roach and Pacquiao after the fighting Filipino senator lost his WBO crown to Horn in Brisbane last July.Based on a postchampionship dugout report, Pacquiao and Roach failed to talk to each other. The beaten Filipino superhero stood before the mirror attending to his hairdo, while Roach stayed at a distance and cooled his heels inside the dressing room.Anyway, it was reported later that Pacquiao had agreed to do a rematch (last Sept. 12) in Brisbane.However, Top Rank big boss Bob Arum would next report that Pacquiao had suddenly pulled out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThere are two sides to the proposed rematch.One side says Horn urgently needs the fight in order to culminate his championship victory, which continued to be questioned by various sectors.Pardon this, but there are also experts who felt Roach needed the rematch in order to clear the landscape. These experts felt that the Pacquiao-Horn fight could’ve gone either way; unfortunately Roach, who insisted on a KO finish, was clearly outplotted and outclassed by Glenn Rushton, the millionaire trainer who molded obscure Horn, a former schoolteacher, into a world-class boxer.(AMAZED: US President Donald Trump stood and applauded the splendid presentation by select Filipino artists during the Asean Summit gala dinner at MOA in Pasay City on Sunday. Among the performers was the multiawarded Mandaluyong Children’s Choir of City Mayor Menchie Abalos. Mabuhay!) 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

LOOK: La Salle campus shines in blue after loss to Ateneo

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ INSTAGRAM: The facade of the St. La Salle Building lights up in blue after the ADMU Blue Eagles dethroned the DLSU Green Archers in Game 3 of the UAAP Basketball Finals earlier today. | via https://t.co/n572C8nFV5 pic.twitter.com/BSiYHlz6tR— The LaSallian (@TheLaSallian) December 3, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img De La Salle showed on Sunday that it can show grace even in the face of a bitter defeat.After Ateneo won the Season 80 seniors basketball title, the facade of La Salle’s campus along Taft lit up in blue as a sign of respect and congratulations to its archrival.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Ateneo wins UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball crown The Blue Eagles beat the Green Archers, 88-86, in the thrilling Game 3 of the Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson #KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Almazan and Camson got tangled near basket while fighting for positioning during a rebound play. Camson appeared to hit first with an elbow that triggered the scuffle. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WARNING: This video contains strong language.Heated hallway exchange between Almazan, Camson after getting ejected. #PBA2018 | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/O3DARcXY6b— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 20, 2018FEATURED 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 folkThe game between Rain or Shine and Kia turned ugly after Elasto Painters center Raymond Almazan and Picanto big man Eric Camson traded blows late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan retaliated, gracing Camson with an elbow to the face then punches were thrown before players Ronald Tubid, Don Trollano and the referees helped pacify the situation.Both were ejected after getting slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2.The two met while being escorted by security on their way to their dugouts on opposite ends of the Cuneta Astrosome hallway and got into a heated verbal exchange.Rain or Shine leads, 44-40, at the half as of posting.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

FEU posts 2nd straight win at expense of UE

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lakers rout Mavericks in Lonzo Ball’s return MOST READ Pascua, however, wanted more aggressiveness from his players after they dropped the third set.“They’re too kind to their opponents, so I hope that the they can unleash the Tamaraw spirit,” said Pascua. “They just have to charge because sometimes they stop attacking, but when they get it going it’s a quick victory for us.”Bernadeth Pons led the Tamaraws with 21 points while Domingo added 19 points.Heather Guino-o and Toni Rose Basas also topped the 10-point mark with 12 points apiece.Mendrez had a season-high 21 points to lead the Lady Warriors with Shaya Adorador adding 18.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Celine Domingo, who is a former Lady Warrior, got going in the clutch for FEU when she first gave the Lady Tamaraws a 23-19 lead after a block on Mary Ann Mendrez.She then followed it up with an off-balanced kill that gave the Lady Tamaraws their first match point at 24-21.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 folkFEU head coach George Pascua was satisfied with how his team strung together two consecutive victories, essentially recovering from their back-to-back losses.“It’s a good comeback because we lost two straight before this one, so hopefully we can sustain this the whole season,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Our goal every game is to win, be it in five sets or three.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University earned its first string of back-to-back games after brushing off winless University of the East, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws improved to 3-2 and took a share of third place with Ateneo while the Lady Warriors, who played their first match without beleaguered former head coach Francis Vicente, dropped to 0-6.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more