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Swimming president looks to ease burden

first_imgPresident of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Handel Lamey, said his administration is trying to alleviate some of the financial burdens parents have to bare for their children who represent the country at the annual Carifta Swimming Championships.In March, news broke that the ASAJ required each parent of the 25-member squad to pay US$3,183.73 or J$388,415 to attend the champion-ships in Martinique. Four swimmers subsequently withdrew from the squad.Speaking at the launch of the Mayberry Schools Championship recently, Lamey just stopped short of making any commitment, as he says his association has been taking steps, including partnering with the Government, to reduce the financial strain that were placed on the parents this year.”We cant’ make any promises, but we will look at how the costing is done for Carifta. In the past, we have had a structure and it is stipulated in our by-laws of how we fund different level meets. Carifta was initially viewed as a development meet, but what we have found competition-wise is that it has grown to be the most competitive meet in the entire region.”So CARIFTA has a higher ratings than a lot of the competitions that were once rated higher, so we will have to look at the funding structure going forward,” he explained.NEXT GAMES”The next Carifta [Games] will be in The Bahamas, and I think we will have a lower cost because we will not have the airline fare that it takes to go to Martinique, and the 2018 Carifta will be in Jamaica, and the cost then will be much lower, because we won’t have to leave Jamaica,” he said.He says with the help and support of corporate Jamaica and the Government, the financial burden can be eased for the parents, who want to see their kids participate in the region’s premier age-group swimming competition.”We have received some sponsor-ship from the Government, and if there is any rebate that can be had, we will be assisting those parents because we know how costly it was to fund that trip to Martinique.”We are seeking funding and trying to partner with corporate Jamaica for the support in the aquatics discipline. We know we have the potential, as we have produced World champions and Olympians, so we see no reason why swimming cannot be at the level where track and field is and it’s our objective to take swimming to that level,” Lamey added.last_img read more

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Schafer exit near, Brown tipped to take over

first_img BRIGHT MOMENTS Schafer’s tenure on Jamaica’s bench did have a few bright moments – particularly the team’s capture of the Caribbean Cup in 2014 and its run to the final of the Gold Cup in 2015, where they lost 3-1 to Mexico. Schafer, who has also coached African powerhouse Cameroon, took over from Theodore Whitmore in the middle of 2013 towards the back end of a failed 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign. Meanwhile, Brown, who is said to be considering the prospect, is no stranger to the Jamaican head coaching job having led the national senior programme in three separate stints from 1990-1994, 2001-2004 and in 2006. With veteran Jamaican coach Carl Brown in the wings, under-fire Winfried Schaafer seems closer to the door, with general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Raymond Grant confirming to The Gleaner that discussions around a separation are currently underway with the German and his legal representative. Schafer is being represented by Queen’s Counsel K.D. Knight, and though no information was provided regarding the value of the customary severance package, it is widely believed that Schafer’s contract with the JFF saw him taking home US$5,000 on a monthly basis. “What I can confirm is that the Jamaica Football Federation is in discussion with Mr Schafer and his legal representative, QC K.D. Knight, as it relates to a separation,” Grant told The Gleaner yesterday. Grant pointed to the failed World Cup qualifying campaign, which saw the Reggae Boyz finishing last in their four-team group at the semi-final stage, in an embarrassing show that saw the team winning just once, while scoring the least (two goals) and conceding the most (10) in their six games. “After a failed campaign or programme, it is the responsibility of the JFF to review everything and see where we fell short, where we could have been better, what we need to do going forward, and things of this nature,” added Grant. “The board of directors met yesterday (Wednesday) and discussed the situation and determined that it was best to move in another direction,” said Grant. The administrator added that he does not expect the negotiations with Schafer to drag on for much longer. “The spirit of the discussions have been good. There has been a clear understanding between both sides and based on this, we expect that the finalisation of the agreement should be near,” said Grant.last_img read more

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Silence can repeat in Race 1

first_imgSILENCE showed admirable improvement to score a runaway win – going 1820 metres – on April 26 and ought to be followed when he tackles the higher class, over the same distance, in tomorrow’s opening event. It’s the first race in the Sunrise-6, and the three-year-old gelding is down to face five opponents, including age-group rivals NIGHT LIGHT and EL GATO. The Gary Griffiths-trained colt stayed with the field until two furlongs before exploding late to post a seven-length victory in a race that was completed in a fairly good 1:58.1 with splits of 50.2×1:15.1×1:143.2. Cheek pieces appear to have done the trick for the colt, and he should show further improvement and make it two in a row tomorrow. In Race Two, CLEARLY OURS has come down from $250,000 claiming to face a mainly out-of-form field and will win quite easily. The last time CLEARLY OURS ran in this class, she was beaten by three lengths by Quick Chic, but this is a much weaker field. SUPERIOR SPEED SIIMPLY THE BEST should use her superior speed to put away rivals in the third race. The four-year-old filly was slowly into stride and could not land a blow against Wayne DaCosta’s crack trio of Mr Universe, Loose Cannon, and Armagedon on April 22. These are more manageable, and she could turn this into a procession. Delroy Wisdom’s E.J. MAKIT has competed just twice, but it appears that he is now ready to beat a group which has been marking time in maiden company. One of these, SUBBIE, finished just a length ahead of the selection behind Henry The Second on April 22. Lasix has now been administered and the tongue tie fitted and E.J. MAKIT will be coming to run his best race to date. SURE STEP and GOLD MEMBER are the ones best equipped to take the fifth and sixth races, respectively. Both events are over 1000 metres straight. The former is not the best drawn but has shown a distinct likeness for the course, while GOLD MEMBER ran against a good field on March 25 and can always be relied on for a good run after a rest. 1. SILENCE 2. CLEARLY OURS 3. SIMPLY THE BEST 4. E.J MAKIT 5. SURE STEP 6. GOLD MEMBER SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONSlast_img read more

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‘Dehydrated’ Almazan taken to hospital after helping ROS win

first_imgBishop 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 Raymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing.Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 points and 14 rebounds in the victory as his presence more than made up for the absence of Beau Belga, who served a one-game suspension.“Raymond was sick, but since Beau wasn’t here, he forced himself to play,” shared ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Surprisingly, even when he’s down with a sickness, his rebounding really helped us in today’s game.”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’Unfortunately for Almazan, playing through it took its toll as he be stretchered out of the dugout.Team officials disclosed that the former Letran big man suffered from dehydration and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titlescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Almazan, though, alleviated concerns regarding his health by giving a thumbs up on his way out.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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‘It’s so fake’: Track legend Lydia de Vega dispels death hoax

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Lydia De Vega, once dubbed as the fastest woman in Asia, dispelled rumors circulating on social media that she has passed away.In a conversation with INQUIRER.net Wednesday night, De Vega said she was surprised about her fictional death and that she actually felt sorry for whoever wrote the malicious article.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:40Filipinos 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “I don’t even know why someone would write such thing,” said De Vega in Filipino. “This kind of joke is not funny. I hope this serves as a lesson that he won’t do this kind of thing again.”A fake news website under the URL houstonchronicle-tv.com broke the so-called story about De Vega’s death, saying that the former Asian sprint queen supposedly succumbed to illness.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’The two-time Asian Games gold medalist scoffed at the hoax, which she found out when her children called her Wednesday morning to check up on her.“I read the article, and it’s so fake because it said that I was rushed to V Luna (the avenue where the AFP Medical Center is located), but I’m not even in the Philippines,” said De Vega. Visits from legends Ray Allen, Robert Jaworksi ‘uplifting’ for Lyceum Pirates De Vega is now based in Singapore as an athletics coach for students.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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Varsity-based teams banner PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup field

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours This early, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is emerging as the favorite for the crown with coach Topex Robinson and NCAA MVP CJ Perez in tow.Not to be outdone is Foundation Cup runner-up Centro Escolar University which will bring back a virtually same core bannered by Congolese big man Rod Ebondo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAlso seeing action this year will be returning school-based teams AMA Online Education, Jose Rizal University, and Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, as well as newcomers Perpetual and Powerball-St. Benilde.Last season’s semifinalists Tanduay and Marinerong Pilipino are also hoping for another run to the finals. Champions League, Premier League, La Liga to air live on free TV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSchool-based teams take center stage when the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup tips off in January.Seven of the 12-team field will be trotting out players from their respective varsity squads, mostly from the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Completing the field are last year’s cellar-dwellers Wangs Basketball and Gamboa Coffee Mix, and neophyte Mila’s Lechon.Curiously, defending champion Cignal HD, powerhouse Flying V, and perennial contender Racal Motors have all opted to forego participation in the first conference.Three of the 12 teams have also secured a tie-up with PBA teams namely JRU with Ginebra, CEU with Rain or Shine, and Powerball with Blackwater.Interested teams have until Monday, November 27, to submit their letter of intent and pay their entry fees to be eligible for the upcoming conference.Rookies aching to make the roster will also get their chance as the 2017 PBA D-League Draft is set on December 12 at the PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT AMA, Wangs, and Batangas are all slated to make the first three selections.The PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opens festivities on January 18, 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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

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Football’s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

first_imgWhen the tournament reaches its climax in Moscow on July 14, the biggest global television audience of the year is likely to see the World Cup handed over.Will Germany be the first team to retain the title since Brazil in 1962? Can Neymar inspire Brazil to a record-extending sixth success? Will the players who have shared major individual honors for a decade — Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Argentina) — finally become world champions?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 folkBut it became clearer in 2017 that appearing at the World Cup is no longer the only vehicle — or preferred means — for countries to validate their status and strength in the world’s biggest sport.That isn’t much of a reassurance, though, for Italy, the Netherlands and the United States who failed to qualify for Russia. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 Short-handed Pistons shut down Spurs LATEST STORIES Madrid and Barcelona remain in the control of their fans, a structure able to resist foreign ownership, although both teams have accepted injections of cash through UAE or Qatar sponsorships.The future spending capabilities of the nascent forces at PSG and City will be determined in the coming months. However wealthy their ownership, unfettered spending remains subject to curbs in an often forlorn attempt to maintain a competitive balance in competitions and prevent them stockpiling players.The ultimate threat hanging over PSG is exclusion from the Champions League unless it balances the books by cashing in on stars in the January transfer window. PSG’s legal team is already preparing to take the fight to UEFA over its implementation of Financial Fair Play rules, having faced an earlier round of punishments — along with City — in 2014 that led to limits on the squad size and financial penalties.UEFA has also served notice on AC Milan that sanctions could be looming after around $250 million was spent in the summer by new private Chinese investors. Milan is an illustration of why authorities don’t want clubs risking their financial health in the pursuit of success. Despite the investment, Milan is closer to the relegation zone than the top four Champions League qualification places halfway through the Serie A season.City is in a more advantageous position than either PSG or Milan due to its cut from domestic television rights. The Premier League is banking 8.3 billion pounds ($11 billion) from broadcasters under the current three-year deals, far eclipsing European counterparts.One of the early defining moments of 2018 in soccer won’t happen on the field but in the Premier League’s negotiations over the 2019-2022 rights. The winning outlets will provide an indicator of the vitality of traditional networks in an era of fragmented viewing habits where streaming platforms are luring viewers. The value of the deals will also influence the spending power of clubs in the coming years and the destination of the players.The flow of cash from Abu Dhabi since 2008 has already produced the dominant City team imagined by Sheikh Mansour. At the start of the second half of the season, Pep Guardiola’s side enjoys a commanding lead over the previously pre-eminent Manchester United.How rapidly fortunes change in soccer.Guardiola, a serial title winner at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, was facing doubts over his managerial prowess as he opened his City reign with his first trophyless season. He remains on course for a quadruple at the second attempt.Across Manchester, it was Jose Mourinho buoyant in the first half of 2017 after collecting the Europa League and League Cup to offset a sixth-place domestic finish. But Mourinho enters 2018 in sullen mood, seething with envy about the lavish investment from Abu Dhabi that enabled Guardiola to remodel his squad. It’s another indicator that with all the cash pumped into soccer by Gulf ruling families, the World Cup can no longer be relied on to determine the true kings of soccer in 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img FILE – A Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 file photo showing PSG’s Neymar, right, challenging for the ball with Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai, left, and Marseille’s Florian Thauvin, during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille. The biggest statement came from PSG which more than doubled the previous transfer record by splurging 222 million euros on Neymar _ an unexpected windfall for Barcelona but a deal that solidified the power shifts. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)Footballing supremacy between nations will be determined in 2018, just maybe not in the way expected.The World Cup remains the ultimate prize in sport, and a Russia buffeted by doping scandals and geopolitical rifts will open up like never before to welcome thousands of fans.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The international soccer landscape is being reshaped by the Gulf state-funded clubs, and their clout reached new heights in the last year.Just as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates became ensnared in a diplomatic standoff, the jewels in their soccer crowns slugged it out in the transfer market pursuing the top talent.Around $300 million was spent in the summer transfer window alone by both Manchester City, which is owned by the UAE’s Abu Dhabi, and Paris Saint-Germain, which is funded by 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar.The biggest statement came from PSG which more than doubled the previous transfer record by splurging 222 million euros on Neymar — an unexpected windfall for Barcelona but a deal that solidified the power shifts.Both PSG and City have already obliterated the field in their French and English leagues respectively and are racing toward regaining their domestic titles. The true test of power in this intriguing rivalry between energy-rich Gulf powers should be determined in the Champions League. The competition has been won in three of the last four years by Real Madrid, and the holders now stand in the way of PSG reaching the quarterfinals in March.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Arocha admits Arellano ‘relaxed’ in near meltdown

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prior to meeting in the finals, the two teams played just three sets in the elimination round with the Lady Chiefs winning convincingly.So when the Lady Red Spikers pushed the defending champions to five sets in the first game of the championship round, the Lady Chiefs were put in an unfamiliar predicament.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 folkLuckily for them, their championship pedigree shone through as they held fort in the fifth set.“We kept telling each other that this game is ours, if we want to win we should really have that desire to come out on top,” said Regine Arocha in Filipino Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “No one let go of this game, we played with all our heart, and we trusted each other. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kia simply ‘gave up’ against Blackwater, says Dandan GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings The Lady Chiefs came out firing at the start of the match and won the first two sets but the Lady Red Spikers managed to fight back in the ensuing sets to force a decider.And after a 6-6 stalemate at the start of the fifth, Arellano ran amuck and went on a 9-0 run to take the match, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6.“We relaxed, and that’s why San Beda was able to catch up,” said Arocha who had 14 points. “For the next game, we just have to be confident and we shouldn’t relax.”Arellano now leads 1-0 in the best-of-three series and a win on Monday will give the Lady Chiefs their second straight title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano University’s history this NCAA Season 93 with San Beda isn’t that memorable at all.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Book it: Devin Booker hits 28 to win 3-point contest

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Did he ever. He was sensational in the final round on Saturday, when he missed only five of 25 shots.Each player shot five five-ball racks with a one-minute time limit. The final ball of each one was a “money ball” worth two points, and one of the racks, usually the last one, was all money balls. Booker made the money ball shot on his first four racks, and then made four of the five balls on the money ball rack.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 folkHarris, Booker and Thompson advanced from the eight-man field to the finals. Harris scored 17 points before Booker scorched the nets for 28 points. Thompson followed and scored 25 points.The previous record was 27 points, set by Stephen Curry in 2015 and matched by Thompson the following year. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Devin Booker accepts the trophy for the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPDevin Booker of the Phoenix Suns won the 3-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. He beat 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.“It feels really good,” Booker said. “I wanted to go out there and make a name for myself.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Booker, the 21-year-old sharpshooter in his third season with Phoenix, is averaging 24.2 points per game this season as the NBA’s 12th-leading scorer. Eleven months after the shooting guard dropped 70 points against Boston to become the youngest player in NBA history to score even 60 in a game, Booker added another accolade to his promising career with the 3-Point title.Thompson beat the buzzer with his final shot of the first round to reach the finals with 19 points. Booker also scored 19 and Harris had 18.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Nets’ Dinwiddie wins skills challenge Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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NBA G League player dies after collapsing during game

first_imgVenus Williams ousts defending champ to reach quarters Upshaw’s mother, Jewel Upshaw, released a statement thanking the team and fans. Team owner Steve Jbara says the Grand Rapids area was fortunate to enjoy Upshaw’s commitment to the community, especially children.Malcolm Turner, the G League’s president, said the league is devastated by Upshaw’s death and extended the league’s condolences to Upshaw’s family and friends.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“Zeke was an outstanding young man whose powerful belief in himself and uncommon perseverance led to a successful professional basketball career. A beloved member of the Grand Rapids Drive, Zeke’s continuous improvement and tireless work ethic were hallmarks of his career,” he said in a news release.Upshaw had scored 11 points to help the Drive earn a playoff spot with the 101-99 victory Saturday. View comments FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2013, file photo, Creighton’s Doug McDermott (3) looks for room to shoot past Illinois State’s Zeke Upshaw (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill. Upshaw, the Detroit Pistons developmental player who collapsed on the court during a NBA G League game in Michigan has died. The Grand Rapids Drive says 26-year-old Upshaw died at a hospital Monday, March 26, 2018. No cause was disclosed. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons’ G League affiliate who collapsed on the court during a game over the weekend, died Monday.Upshaw, 26, died at a hospital, the Grand Rapids Drive said. No cause was disclosed. He collapsed Saturday night near the end of a game against the Long Island Nets.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback He was in his second season with the Drive. The 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Chicago played three seasons at Illinois State University and finished his college career at Hofstra.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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