Dinthill pay the penalty

first_imgWestern Bureau: Bridgeport High secured a quarter-final spot in the 2016 edition of the FLOW Super Cup, but were made to fight hard to gain a 1-0 victory over Dinthill Technical at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. The lone goal of the game came courtesy of a 20th minute penalty kick from Shakeen Powell. The midfielder fired the spot kick down the middle of goal after the Dinthill goalkeeper Troy Taylor moved to his right. Thereafter, it was practically all Dinthill. Their talisman Kaheem Parris opened up the Bridgeport defence several times in the first half, but they failed to find the back of the net. And in the 32nd minute, his shot was charged down by a defender after dancing by two other Bridgeport players. Coming into the game boasting a 100 per cent win record, Dinthill looked the part, especially in midfield, with a series of slick one-touch passes, but they failed to make it count. On the other hand, Bridgeport were compact in defence as it seemed they were ready from that point to defend their slender but precious one-goal lead. They made few forays the other side, as Dinthill, through Parris, Harvey, Kimani Pryce and Stephen Brown pressed high upfield in search of the equaliser. Bridgeport’s coach Garnett Lawrence was a happy man at the end of the game. “We are just thankful to God that we are in the knockout still, especially after playing an excellent Dinthill team,” Lawrence said. “Sometimes all you need is one goal and a little luck, and tonight, we got that,” he added. On a better day, Dinthill would have scored no less than five goals, but after striking the crossbar three times and hitting the upright twice, as well as having the ball cleared off the line two times in quick succession in the 87th and 90th minutes, respectively, it was clear it was not to be Dinthill’s night. “What can I say?” asked defeated Dinthill coach Kevin Williams. “We did it all today and leave here with nothing. Such is football,” he said. The loss is the first time this season the Linstead-based Dinthill have been beaten, but Williams said he is not fazed. “We are not fazed. Our focus returns to the daCosta Cup and Ben Francis KO, where we hope to push for at least one of those titles,” stated Williams.last_img read more

Harvey at his best in Bonnie Blue Flag

first_imgLast season’s champion apprentice Bebeto Harvey enjoyed his best day in the saddle in 2017, thanks to three winners at Caymanas Park yesterday, including 1-5 favourite FRANFIELD in the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy open allowance feature over 1820 metres.This signalled a welcome return to form for Harvey who finished second to Omar Walker in last year’s jockeys’ championship with 63 winners.His three-timer comprised UNCLE VINNIE at 9-1 for trainer Gary Subratie in the third race over 1500 metres for maiden three-year-olds, FRANFIELD for trainer Richard Azan in the ninth, and FIERY PATH at 10-1 for trainer Donovan Plummer in the closing race over 1400 metres.Prior to yesterday’s meet, Harvey had ridden only three winners since the start of the season. However, he looked his old self in the saddle when bringing UNCLE VINNIE from last position after the lightly-raced colt had missed the break, and was in his element in the ninth when snatching FRANFIELD from the jaws of defeat to win the Bonnie Blue Flag by a short head from 5-2 chance BLUE DIXIE with three-time champion Dane Nelson aboard.FRANFIELD was ridden to chase the outsider PROUD OF NUCLEAR (34-1) for most of the way. He turned for home just ahead of the ever-present BLUE DIXIE who, responding to a bustling ride from Nelson, pointed midway through the last furlong. But Harvey, in a desperate last ditch effort on the outside, got the nose in front on the wire for a thrilling victory.”Franfield has always displayed grit and determination in his races, especially going two turns. Today was no different and we just made it,” said the 2.0kg claiming apprentice who started riding in September, 2015 along with 16 other graduates from the Jockey School.First of many triples”I felt good in the saddle today and this could be the first of many triples in the months ahead,” he added.In the absence of trainer Azan who was out of town, FRANFIELD was saddled by second generation trainer Gary Crawford, son of the late trainer Fitz Crawford. By Traditional out of Supa Lei, 6-y-o FRANFIELD is owned by former champions Elite Bloodstock Limited whose representative, Dr Graham Brown said the 2015 Superstakes winner “will have yet another shot at the Superstakes in November, providing he remains sound … . Remember, he won it again last year, only to be disqualified. Let’s see, for he truly relishes the distance of ten furlongs,” he was quick to add.Champion and leading trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled two winners on the 10-race programme comprising LOOSE CANNON, a 2-5 favourite with Omar Walker up in the opening race for native bred three-year-olds, and 3-5 favourite VISION in the fourth for high claiming horses over the straight.last_img read more

The Wright View | The people v JADCO

first_img Brown, after learning of the suspension, seemed (if the JADCO chairman is quoted correctly) to go off on a frolic of his own and instructed the lawyer of JADCO to file the appeal! Lackston Robinson has been the legal luminary tasked with advising JADCO on legal matters from as far back as I can remember, and has maintained his position at JADCO despite the many changes at board level. Thus, the decision to get “another opinion” appears strange and unusual. The chairman of JADCO intimated in his press conference that public outcry pushed the JADCO board to act in the manner that it did. I have often heard that ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God’ and this saying seems to determine the actions of politicians who recognise very early in their political life that without power, very little can be achieved. However, some 2,000 years ago, public outcry at the conclusion of a hearing into accusations against a local preacher resulted in the preacher being sentenced to be crucified in exchange for the freedom of an accused murderer and rapist. Thus, if public perception is that JADCO is against Jamaican sports stars, the life of the board would go on life support in very short order. So, as the chairman of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel stated two Mondays ago, “In view of the file of notices of withdrawal of the appeals served on the anti-doping secretariat, the matters will not proceed.” This means victory for popular sentiment, and a victory for Russell and his legal team. They no longer have to fret on the possibility of a further suspension, if the attorney general’s opinion is correct – a conventional win-win outcome. But “what about Naomi?” What about the executive director and, for that matter, the lawyer contracted to JADCO? Must every decision that they make in pursuance of the often-stated role of “educate and facilitate compliance with the WADA code and to weed out drug cheats and ultimately Jamaica’s reputation worldwide, by acting in the best interest of the athletes and, ultimately, in the best interest of Jamaica”, be okayed by the board before implementation, in case there is a public outcry? The next question would be: What does WADA and other anti-doping organisations worldwide think of our programme “to facilitate compliance and to weed out drug cheats”? We do live in interesting times. File the appeal In what can be described as a rare press conference, the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) explained the reason behind the withdrawal of an appeal lodged by his commission against the decision by an Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, which ruled, after a lengthy hearing into allegations by JADCO, that popular Jamaican cricketer Andre Russell had breached the WADA-inspired Anti-Doping Code by failing to file his whereabouts on three occasions in a one-year period in 2015. At the conclusion of the hearing, the tribunal decided that Russell had indeed breached the code and banned him from cricket for a period of 12 months. My understanding of the reason for the appeal (after listening to the executive director of JADCO, Carey Brown, speaking on a local radio programme) was that the tribunal failed to lodge written reasons for its decision. This was widely surmised to be an appeal against the leniency of the suspension. This perception resulted in a sustained media led campaign that seemed to suggest that JADCO was on a mission to persecute not only Russell, but Jamaican athletes as well. A cross-appeal filed by the legal team of Russell against the suspension also helped to grab the attention of the chairman of the commission and his board of directors. According to reports, a legal opinion of the appeal and counter-appeal by the legal teams involved in the hearing was sought, and the advice from Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte was that the tribunal could, in fact, increase the ban from one to two years. Could this have been the herald of panic at the board level, wherein the perception that JADCO was, in fact, on a campaign to persecute Russell?last_img read more

Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid

first_imgBut armed with grit and composure amid China’s fierce comeback, Gilas Pilipinas never let its foe pull away and tried to douse every Chinese run early in the fourth.An 8-0 blast from China made it 83-82, but their Ailun Guo fouled out with 4:42 left, leaving the Chinese without their best option down the stretch. Guo wound up with 18 points.Christian Standhardinger added 15 points on an efficient 75% shooting clip while Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright added 13 and 12 points, respectively.Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood also made good on defense with five and three blocks, respectively.The Philippines, who is playing undermanned sans injured June Mar Fajardo, continues its group stage conquest on Friday against Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the rematch of the 2015 finalists, Gilas Pilipinas held the Chinese scoreless in the last four minutes of the game justly shortly after the defending champions took their first lead.Jayson Castro, regarded as the best point guard in Asia, gave the lead back to the Philippines before China scored four straight, 87-84.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’Romeo, who went 5-of-7 from 3, put Gilas Pilipinas ahead for good with six straight points including a huge three with 2:12 left for the 92-87 edge.The Filipinos started out strong, leading by as much as 17 points at the half, before the Chinese came out firing with a 31-point third quarter attack. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash PLAY LIST 01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Teen gunned down in Masbate Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Photo from FibaAsia.comPhilippines pulled off a stunning upset over China, 96-87, to open its campaign in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.Terrence Romeo carried the Filipinos in a mesmerizing showing against their Asian rivals where he finished with 26 points, including eight of the Philippines last 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Philippines whips Hong Kong in AVC openerlast_img read more

San Miguel to play Bridgeman vs Rain or Shine, still awaiting arrival of Terrence Watson

first_imgSan Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu San Miguel Beer, chasing to complete a rare Triple Crown sweep, will most likely play Terik Bridgeman against Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. PBA Governors’ Cup contest on Wednesday as the Beermen await the arrival of new import Terrence Watson.Bridgeman, who came in to replace Wendell McKines, was a huge disappointment in his debut last Saturday, scoring just two points and grabbing six rebounds in a 79-90 loss to Alaska in Angeles City in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Management and coaching staff wasted no time and has shopped around for a replacement, their third import in the season-closing conference, who has turned out to be Watson and is expected to plane in either late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the United States.But a ranking team official told the Inquirer that the Beermen would likely play Bridgeman against the Elasto Painters because coaching staff doesn’t feel that Watson would be able to have at least one practice with the team.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’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

San Beda targets Final 4 bonus

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Defending champion San Beda shoots for the second twice-to-beat bonus when it clashes with Arellano University on Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Cañete exploded for a season-high 27 points to lead the Chiefs past the Generals and Codiñera is hoping for more of the same from the power forward.“He has to be aggressive,” said Codiñera.The Lions are actually gunning for a 12th straight victory that will put them closer to the Pirates. But while the Lions overcame Jose Rizal U, 65-60, last Friday, coach Boyet Fernandez remains concerned over his team’s turnover total in the last two games.“We have to learn to take good care of our basketball so that one way or another we’ll have a good chance to be consistent in our game,” said Fernandez, whose team has committed 50 turnovers in the last two games.Bottom teams St. Benilde and Mapua clash at 2 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Holding a 12-1 record, the Red Lions can become the second team after Lyceum that will be armed with an advantage in the Final Four with a victory in the 4 p.m. clash.After disputing the title last season, both San Beda and Arellano have gone on opposite directions this season with the Chiefs in the lower half of the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith a 5-8 record, the Chiefs are in danger of missing out on the Final Four for the first time in three seasons.But Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera hopes his team was able to gather momentum from the 84-79 conquest of Emilio Aguinaldo College last Friday.last_img read more

Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Quarters: 24-16, 38-36, 54-49, 70-68. #KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheads Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Showing that he’s no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac’s miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play.Levi dela Cruz botched the Chiefs’ inbounds play on the other end as he threw the ball to the side of the board, allowing JP Calvo to split his freebies with 0.2 ticks remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Like what I said, we really needed to play our A-game against Arellano even if they don’t have (Kent) Salado. They really played like a team until the end and that’s why it was a war of attrition until the end,” said coach Jeff Napa, who remained wary of Arellano, which played without Salado, who is nursing an slight MCL tear on his right knee.Nambatac scattered 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three on top of nine rebounds and three assists to keep his collegiate career alive. JP Calvo added 11 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Bong Quinto unloaded nine points despite shooting 4-of-14 from the field.“We need to be disciplined,” said Napa of the impending duel between the Knights and the Golden Stags. “We need to correct a lot in practice because we still had lapses, but we will do our job and the boys will give it their all, their hearts in that game.”Levi dela Cruz paced the Chiefs with 18 points and three assists, while Rence Alcoriza played the game of his life as he poured 13 of his 16 markers, alongside five boards in the losing effort.The Scores:LETRAN 70 – Nambatac 25, Calvo 11, Quinto 9, Balanza 8, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 5, Ambohot 4, Gedaria 2, Taladua 0.ARELLANO 68 – Dela Cruz 18, Alcoriza 16, Canete 12, Flores 7, Enriquez 5, Taywan 4, Nicholls 3, Abanes 3, Concepcion 0, Villoria 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Meca 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano’s four-game winning streak to end the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 awardlast_img read more

UE sacks Derrick Pumaren

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ UE coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDerrick Pumaren has been relieved as the head coach for University of the East.Sources close to the situation bared that the amiable bench tactician has been sacked from his post on Tuesday, ending his four-year tenure at the helm for the Red Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last seatcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It also seemed that Pumaren discovered the fountain of youth as seen in his trendy attires through the course of this last campaign.Another reliable source who refused to be named shared that Pumaren was terminated effective November 20, but the school will still honor his contract until April next year.Pumaren had earlier hinted the possibility of leaving the Red Warriors after their last game against UST.“I don’t know (if I’ll come back), really. I still have to see what’s the direction of the UE management for next season and I have to think about that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Pumaren, who is affectionately called “Manong” by his peers and players alike, amassed a 21-35 record for UE since taking over from Boycie Zamar in UAAP Season 77.In his first year for the Red Warriors, he steered the Roi Sumang-led squad to a 9-5 slate but fell to NU in a fourth place playoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe team has not seen the Final Four in the following seasons, but UE did get a share of the limelight this UAAP Season 80.Despite the team racking up a 3-11 record to once again finish at seventh place, the Red Warriors still made waves largely thanks to the offensive outbursts of Alvin Pasaol, who once posted 49 points in a loss against La Salle in the first round. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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. View commentslast_img read more

Champions League, Premier League, La Liga to air live on free TV

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rivals in the Spanish league, Messi’s FC Barcelona and Ronaldo’s Real Madrid have always delivered thrilling duels whenever their teams cross paths, something Filipino fans should await.Meanwhile, English squads like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal, as well as the best European teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will all hit the field and into the airwaves starting next month.Triple CH chairman Bernard Sumayao expressed his hope that these exciting football matches will entice Filipinos to play “the beautiful game.”“I wanted to give it away for free. We decided to not do this as a pay-for-play thing. If you want to develop a sport, the most important thing is the people’s awareness and their involvement,” he said.Sumayao also hinted that this partnership is just the tip of the iceberg which could lead to more support for Philippine football.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Fajardo vows to do his best for Gilas ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena announced the news in a press conference on Thursday at Restaurant 9501 as a treat to Filipino football aficionados.“I feel that it will give us another shot in the arm as far as football is concerned. We’ve shown football games and the World Cup before on Balls Channel, and with that was our relationship with the national team. Through the years, we’ve felt a certain affinity on the development of football,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBroadcast of the  livegames will start on December 2.“These are all going to be live games. I know a lot of fans follow these leagues and they’ve been available on pay cable, but that’s a very limited space for our fans,” said Laurena. “The time has come to let the excitement and the bigness of football that has taken the world like a giant tsunami to come to the shores of the Philippines.” ABS-CBN Sports officially forge its partnership with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH. Also present is Philippine Azkals team manager Dan Palami. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netIn line with its continued support in helping Philippine football grow, ABS-CBN Sports is taking a extra step in exposing the Filipino audience to the greatness of the sport.Football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be a regular fixture on local free TV after ABS-CBN Sports+Action forged a partnership with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH to air the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier League, and La Liga, three of the best leagues in the world.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It’s a stepping stone for bigger things that we want to do,” he said. “We want to see the level of football in the Philippines to go higher, to make them a powerhouse in football in the future, especially in Southeast Asia.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Despite annihilation of Kia, Banchero says Alaska still has a lot of work to do

first_imgAlaska has now brushed off its 0-2 start in the PBA Philippine Cup and have strung together two straight wins with the most recent one in the form of a 102-65 humiliation of Kia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mixed emotions for Compton after beating former coach Dandan in Alaska win over Kia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With such an impressive showing, it’s safe to assume that the Aces have found their groove in the All-Filipino Conference, but guard Chirs Banchero said there’s still more work to be done.“There’s a lot of room for us to get better,” said Banchero Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We got to do a better job of sharing the ball and growing as a team.”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 folkAnd even though the Aces registered 26 assists against Kia, Banchero said it was the team’s defense that ultimately got them the victory.Alaska pressed the majority of the 48 minutes and got 17 steals in the process, with Banchero taking a team-high of three, while forcing the Picanto to commit 29 turnovers. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This frantic defense allowed Alaska to score 27 fast break points and 32 points off turnovers.“Defense is going to win us the championship, defense is going to give us wins, defense and rebounding the ball,” said Banchero who finished with 11 points and five assists.Alaska’s defensive pressure reached peak form in the third quarter when the Aces outscored the Picanto 36-5 in the third quarter.“I feel the first five to 10 minutes of that second half were the biggest parts of the game,” said Banchero. “It was a great team effort.”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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more