Hetmyer, Jaguars flourish against Jamaica Scorpions

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):West Indies Under-19 skipper Shimron Hetmyer struck his maiden first-class hundred yesterday as Guyana Jaguars took a huge step towards retaining their Regional four-day title.Playing on the opening day of the final-round encounter at the National Stadium, the 19-year-old Hetmyer carved out an attractive 107 – an innings that propelled the leaders and defending champions to 297 for four at the close against Jamaica Scorpions.Test opener Rajindra Chandrika weighed in with 76 to break out of his slump, while captain Leon Johnson extended his excellent form with an unbeaten 58.Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs was the best Scorpions bowler, with two for 63.Entering the final round seven points ahead of second-place Barbados Pride, Jaguars batted in partnerships to ensure that there were no hiccups that would injure their title hopes.Pride in chargeAT WARNER PARK: Barbados Pride, replying to Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ first innings of 119 all out, reached 145 for four at the close on the opening day of their final-round game here Friday.Scores: HURRICANES 119 all out (Jahmar Hamilton 42, Kieran Powell 33; Jomel Warrican 3-33, Kemar Roach 2-21, Miguel Cummins 2-30). PRIDE 145 for four (Omar Phillips 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 31, Shai Hope 27, Roston Chase 22 not out; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-50).Red Force make 211AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE: Windward Islands Volcanoes, replying to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s 211, were 33 without loss at the close on the opening day of their final-round game here yesterday.Scores: RED FORCE 211 (Narsingh Deonarine 91 not out, Imran Khan 39, Kyle Hope 28). VOLCANOES 33 without loss (Tyrone Theophile 20 not out).last_img read more

Forget the Derby! Classic Empire healthy for Preakness run

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP):Classic Empire has recovered nicely from his distressing race at the Kentucky Derby – and so have his handlers.After being bumped and jostled early at Churchill Downs, Classic Empire finished a disappointing fourth. If that wasn’t bad enough, the bay colt emerged from the race with an inflamed right eye.Now healthy and charging through his workouts, Classic Empire appears poised for a bounce-back performance Saturday in the Preakness.”Everything about him is perfect. Truthfully, I think he’s doing better than ever,” said Norman Casse, son and chief assistant to trainer Mark Casse. “All signs show that he’s going to run a really good race.”Classic Empire ran a heck of race in the Derby, but the poor start provided him with too much of a deficit to make up against Always Dreaming, who sloshed through the mud to victory.Starting in the No. 14 post, Classic Empire was a victim of a chain-reaction collision that began when Irish War Cry veered left into McCraken. Five horses were involved, none of which finished in the money.Casse watched on TV in the paddock as the horrific event unfolded.”In a race like the Derby, it’s so paramount to have a good position going into the first turn,” Casse said. “If you don’t, you do things you don’t want to do.”With no other options, jockey Julien Leparoux took Classic Empire wide on the second turn in an effort to get back in the race. The horse rallied from 13th place to sixth in the stretch but couldn’t complete the comeback.”He ran a great race to finish fourth and never quit on me,” Leparoux said. “Hopefully we get a cleaner trip at Pimlico.”Speaking yesterday outside the Pimlico Stakes Barn, Casse insisted the team has moved on.”The Derby is a race we always want to win. It’s No. 1 on our bucket list,” Casse said. “But we haven’t really dwelled on it. We know our horse ran well and that there were other big races that go after, and this was the first one on the list, obviously. That’s all it’s been about.”EARNINGS SET TO INCREASEClassic Empire was an early favourite at the Derby, coming in with five wins in seven career races. He has more than US$2.2 million in career earnings, and Casse expects to significantly increase that total this weekend.For one thing, it won’t be as crowded in the starting gate.”It’s always a fairer race. You don’t have 20 horses, you don’t have a bunch of horses that don’t belong in the race,” Casse said. “Things get sorted out a little bit more here at the Preakness.”At the Derby, Todd Pletcher, trainer of Always Dreaming, conceded that “the start of the race compromised a number of horses”.In the Preakness, Casse envisions a duel worthy of a Triple Crown event.”What we’re hoping for,” he said, “is that they both get fair trips, they both are eyeing each other at the quarter-pole and they can sort it out down the lane.”last_img read more

TNT takes 3rd win, sends Phoenix crashing to 6th straight loss

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT bounced back and humbled Phoenix, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The KaTropa got out of the .500 plateau and improved to 3-2 and redeemed themselves after their humiliating 104-73 loss to Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Pogoy gave TNT a late buffer after his inside bank shot put the KaTropa up 107-101 with 1:46 left in before import Glen Rice Jr. secured the victory after picking off Brandon Brown’s pass with 40 ticks to go.Rice not only willed TNT to victory with his 38-point, 9-rebound, 5-assist line, he also bounced back from his subpar PBA debut.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’“We went to this game with the hope of Glen playing a lot better than he played the last game, and today he did,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela.Rice struggled mightily in his debut against the Elasto Painters chucking up numerous shots and finishing on a disastrous 6-of-22 clip for 19 points. Kelly Williams finished with 18 points to complement Rice’s scoring while Ranidel de Ocampo added 14.Pogoy and Jayson Castro also finished in double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively for TNT.Brown lit up the Fuel Masters, who lost their sixth straight for a 2-6 record, with 49 points and 19 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s in store for your animal sign this year Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Valdez: Vietnam really prepared for us Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Padda shows love for Lady Falcons’ veterans on Valentine’s Day

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Races too close to call at NBA All-Star break Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak In the day dedicated to love and smooches, Adamson University head coach Air Padda showed affection for her three veterans—skipper Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat, and Fhen Emnas.The three have experienced Adamson’s lowest point in years past especially Galanza who served as the captain in Season 79 when the Lady Falcons won just one game in 14 outings.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 now that the Lady Falcons managed to go to 2-1 in Season 80, doubling their win total from a year ago, Padda couldn’t help but give love to her leaders.“I love these girls,” said Padda after their 25-9, 27-25, 25-20 win over University of the Philippines Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “I’ve said this before, Jema carried our team and she was playing in the most difficult of times. With Mylene and Fhen coming back, they came back with a purpose to accomplish something.”Galanza, who had 14 points against UP, said she can finally see the fruits of their hard labor come to bloom.“I feel that all our hard work is producing results,” said Galanza in Filipino. “We can see the results and I’m really happy for the team.”Paat and Emnas sat out Season 79 but came back for Season 80 to help Adamson get back on track.And help the Lady Falcons they did.ADVERTISEMENT Paat put up 15 points, eight of which were aces, while Emnas had eight points and 34 excellent sets.“When I was scoring those aces I kept telling myself ‘I can do all things through Christ,’” said Paat in Filipino and quoting Philippians 4:13. “I actually didn’t feel that I was scoring that many aces.”“Right now I’m happy for the team because it’s not just one person,” said Emnas in Filipino. “All of us, even the bench players, know what they’re supposed to do. We all know that we can rely on each other.”Padda said they have to trust on each other and not just rely on one person to do the heavy lifting, which was what they did back in Season 79 when all Adamson had was Galanza carrying the Lady Falcons the whole tournament.“I told the guys that they had to make a pact, they can’t do this alone,” said Padda. “Mylene can’t do it by herself, Jema can’t do it by herself and I think it’s really starting. You’re able to see it on the court, I know it’s only our third game but something is happening here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Who says Valentine’s Day is just for the loving couples?ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Jarin finally beats Ayo in UAAP but coaches downplay rivalry

first_imgCarpio 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 SPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It never occurred to me and you know he’s [Ayo] a very good coach and I don’t see this is as a rivalry,” said Jarin. “We just played in the NCAA and now we’re in the UAAP and he’s a very good coach.”Ayo, who moved to the UAAP’s senior division a year earlier than Jarin, had the same respect for his bespectacled opponent. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NU Coach Jamike Jarin. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonUAAP head coaches Aldin Ayo and Jamike Jarin has quite an interesting relationship that stretches back to their days in the NCAA.The two coaches have been deemed rivals ever since they went toe to toe in the NCAA Season 91 when Ayo and Colegio de San Juan de Letran trumped Jarin and San Beda in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Coach Jamike is a good coach, he’s been tested and well that’s just how things go and that you cannot win it all,” said Ayo who started his UAAP tenure with De La Salle during the 2016-2017 academic year.And as this quirky rivalry progresses, Jarin wished good fortune to Ayo.“It’s good to know [that I had my first UAAP win against him] and good luck to coach Aldin,” said Jarin who won his only NCAA title a year after Ayo’s triumph. “Good luck, also, to the Tigers and all the other teams here in the UAAP.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Silva rues UE’s second half collapse in loss to UP Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Three years later, their tug-of-war has moved to the UAAP and Jarin finally gained his first win when National University edged Ayo’s University of Santo Tomas, 76-70, in the Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.That put their league head-to-head to 2-1 with the advantage still belonging to the Growling Tigers’ muscular head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Ride for the Disabled showcasing skills with horse show

first_imgThe non-profit organization offers equine opportunities for Fort St. John youth and adults with a variety of mental and physical disabilities.Riders, who meet every Wednesday throughout the year, can benefit from increased mobility and different sensory experiences, while also working on core muscle control which has a positive effects on balance.The horse show will display all the horsemanship skills the members of the Ride for the Disabled have learned throughout the year.- Advertisement -Festivities begin at 1 p.m.last_img

GP Man arrested following month long investigation

first_imgA 19 year old man is facing a long list of charges, following a residential drug bust in Grande Prairie. After a month long investigation, the RCMP used a warrant, to enter a home Wednesday night. Once inside police sezied 119 grams of cocaine, 68 grams of marijuana, 8 grams of magic mushrooms, 13 thousand dollars cash and, brass knuckles. Daylon Walker is scheduled to make his first court appearance, next Wednesday, facing charges that include,trafficking in cocaine and marijuana and possession of the proceeds of crime.- Advertisement –last_img

Ronaldo to make Serie A debut for champions Juventus at Chievo

first_img0Shares0000Star man: Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP/File / WANG ZHAOROME, Italy, Jul 26 – Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of August 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title.The fixture list for the 2018-19 season of the Italian championship was announced on Thursday with all eyes on where the superstar attacker, signed for 100 million euros from European champions Real Madrid earlier this month, would begin what he called “a new adventure”. Juventus are strong favourites to further cement their domestic dominance following the Portuguese international’s arrival, with the league’s other big hitters in a transition period.Napoli, who finished four points behind Juve last year, will be a different prospect from the free-flowing purists of recent years after replacing new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri with Carlo Ancelotti, a double winner with the Premier League club in 2010.Ancelotti begins his new job with a tough away trip to Lazio, who were top scorers last season with 89 goals and only missed out on Champions League football on the final day after a dramatic defeat by Inter Milan.Three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti follows that up with the visit of AC Milan, themselves hoping to rebuild after being taken over by American hedge fund Elliott Management earlier this month.Juventus will host Lazio in the second week of the season on August 26, the first proper test for the reigning champions and 33-year-old Ronaldo in what should be his home debut.Roma, who begin at Torino, have already brought in 11 new players after finishing third and reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season, but doubts remain after they sold fan favourite Radja Nainggolan to Inter and goalkeeper Alisson to Liverpool for a record-busting 72.5 million euros ($84.4 million).Boosted by their qualification for Europe’s top competition and the signing of Nainggolan, Inter are nonetheless not expected to trouble all-conquering Juve’s charge for the title.However Massimiliano Allegri’s side are unlikely to have it all their own way, after a draw that gives them trips to both Luciano Spalletti’s Inter and Roma in the final five weeks of the season.Juve’s opening-day opponents Chievo were let off from being deducted points from last season and relegated after a legal technicality meant charges that they deliberately inflated the figures of transfer dealings with now-bankrupt Serie B club Cesena were thrown out.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs aim to gun down new-look Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the team’s fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 3, 2018 © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 9 – Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley this weekend aiming to crush the optimism created by the Gunners’ new-look forward line while the absent Riyad Mahrez will be missed by both teams at the Etihad.Elsewhere, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcome West Brom with the Italian manager’s job looking precarious following embarrassing back-to-back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford. Leaders Manchester City host Leicester, who will again be without Mahrez after he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders, while Manchester United travel to Newcastle and Southampton welcome back Virgil van Dijk in a Liverpool shirt.AFP Sport picks out three major Premier League talking points this weekend.Spurs to smother high-octane Arsenal?Excitement coursed around the Emirates last weekend as Arsenal’s club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut and Henrikh Mkhitaryan conjured three assists in a 5-1 demolition of Everton.A tougher task awaits at Wembley on Saturday against a high-flying Tottenham side, who have not lost in 11 games.Spurs are currently in fifth but would climb into third — at least temporarily — with victory and move seven points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal.Mauricio Pochettino’s squad looks in fine shape to handle the demands of three competitions in the coming months with the return of Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks and Serge Aurier from injury to complement the arrival of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain.“Now we are 24 players and it will be tough to find a place in the starting XI for everyone — 24 players that fight to be on the starting XI every single game,” said the upbeat Spurs boss.Mahrez missed by both City sidesRiyad Mahrez could have been lining up for Manchester City this weekend and he should certainly be playing for Leicester.Saturday’s match at the Etihad will be the third consecutive league game the winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.Mahrez, 26, has not even trained with the mid-table Foxes since his dream move to the Premier League leaders collapsed.“Riyad is not available for Saturday’s game,” said Leicester boss Claude Puel, adding that he hoped the player could “get his head right” and return to the fold.Guardiola’s men could also do with extra numbers in attack as they prepare for a run of four games in four different competitions before the end of the month.Guardiola named just six substitutes for last weekend’s draw at Burnley, protesting that he did not have the numbers due to an injury crisis, particularly in attacking areas, with the club forced to deal with lengthy layoffs for Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus.Conte’s last stand?Antonio Conte said he would not lose sleep over the possibility of losing his job following a 4-1 defeat at Watford and he has a great chance to turn the corner with a match against bottom club West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Monday.With a series of ominous-looking ties looming, failure to win could see a new boss put in charge for the business end of the season at a club used to dispensing with their managers just months after winning silverware.Chelsea face Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on February 20 before visiting both Manchester United and Manchester City in the league and then making the return trip to the Camp Nou on March 14.Rafael Benitez, Avram Grant, Roberto di Matteo and Guus Hiddink (twice) have been drafted in to tide Chelsea over during the Roman Abramovich era.Di Matteo won the club’s only Champions League title in 2012, Benitez bagged the Europa League in 2013, Hiddink claimed the 2009 FA Cup and Grant was a penalty shootout away from winning the Champions League in 2008.Fixtures (6pm unless stated)SaturdayTottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (3:30pm), Everton v Crystal Palace, Stoke v Brighton, Swansea v Burnley, West Ham v Watford, Manchester City v Leicester City (8:30pm)SundayHuddersfield Town v Bournemouth (3pm), Newcastle United v Manchester United (5:15pm), Southampton v Liverpool (7:30pm)MondayChelsea v West Brom (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Brom news: Craig Dawson signs new deal to stay at Hawthorns until 2018

first_img Craig Dawson in action for West Brom Craig Dawson has signed a contract extension with West Brom.The defender’s deal at the Hawthorns was due to expire in 2017 but he has agreed an extra 12 months with improved terms.The 25-year-old, who joined Albion from Rochdale in 2011, has made 31 appearances this term to become Tony Pulis’ first-choice right back.“I was really pleased to be able to extend my contract here, and that will take it until the summer of 2018,” he told the club’s official site.“I’m really enjoying my football, especially over the last year and a half when I’ve been a regular in the first team.“I feel like I’ve developed as a player over that period and I just want to continue on with that.“I’ve been down here a few years now, the family is settled in this area, so it was a very easy decision to extend my contract.“It means I can just concentrate on playing and doing everything I can to stay in the team and carry on contributing to things.”Former England Under-21 man Dawson has made 97 appearances for the Baggies, scoring four times. 1last_img read more