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Samuels scores half-century in vain

first_imgCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC):A Marlon Samuels half-century was not enough to save Comilla Victorians from their fifth straight defeat as they plunged to a nine-wicket loss to Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday.The stylish West Indies right-hander hammered an attractive 52 from 46 balls but Victorians could only muster 122 for five off their 20 overs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.He struck three fours and two sixes and put on 64 for the third wicket with Pakistani Ahmed Shehzad also scored 52 from 45 balls with four fours and a six.Rubel Hossain was the best bowler with two for 27.In reply, Riders cruised to their target with three overs to spare, on the backs of opener Mohammad Shahzad’s unbeaten 51 and Mohammad Mithun’s 45 not out, in an unbroken 97-run, second wicket stand.In-form Samuels has now scored 153 runs from four innings in the tournament.In the first game at the venue, former Barbados and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith stroked 34 to help set the tone for Chittagong Vikings’ 19-run victory over the Darren Sammy-led Rajshahi Kings.MULTIPLE BOUNDARIESSent in, Vikings were propelled to a challenging 190 for five off 20 overs by Mohammad Nabi’s 87 not out from 37 deliveries, which included six fours and six sixes.Anamul Haque struck 50 from 40 deliveries while Smith hit six fours and a six in a breezy 19-ball cameo at the top of the order.Sammy, who went wicket-less from his three overs, then also failed with the bat as Kings came up short at 171 for nine off their 20 overs.Sabbir Rahman top-scored with 46 from 30 deliveries while Sammy, batting at number six, belted two sixes in a seven-ball 14 before falling in the 17th over.The victory was just the second for Vikings and they lie third from bottom on four points while Kings have won just one in five and are one from bottom.last_img read more


January 20, 2020 0

Foster’s Fairplay | The magic of Champs

first_imgISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships 2017 is now history. Those who had the good fortune to follow it through the various media were fed a diet of bright prospects whose brilliance, brought about by some breath-taking performances, will continue to boggle the mind for some time to come. Foster’s Fairplay will focus on that which brought most pleasure to this columnist. In order to place the matter of the Champs phenomenon in true perspective, it is essential that it be accurately defined. In that regard, a few questions must be asked. What exactly is this thing called Champs, that, every year, causes in excess of 30,000 spectators to swarm a stadium hopelessly unable to accommodate them come that special Saturday? What is this thing called Champs that inspires men, well advanced in years, to forget their regular attire and don their school colours just to identify with an institution of learning where their teenage days were spent? What is this thing called Champs, that motivates schoolgirls to ignore their own schools and throw their stentorian support behind a Kingston College, a Calabar, or a Jamaica College? What is this thing called Champs that can have so many of its perennial committed supporters, still floundering for entry tickets days after the event had started? Foster’s Fairplay dares to hazard a guess as to what brings about this frenzy just to be in the arena of excitement and quality. The magic of Champs which endears it to the Jamaican people, is no longer a mystery. It has taken the image of the spectacle to a different level. A clear understanding of and appreciation for what goes on out there on the track only add to the appeal of the final product. Two examples of the contributory factors to the Champs’ ability to attract are given. At the turn of the century, the Holmwood Technical child prodigy Anneisha McLaughlin was part of a set of supremely talented female athletes who set the stage for a nine-year ascendancy at Girls’ Champs for the Christiana-based school. She registered a time of 23.11 seconds in winning the 200m event in Class Three. As a testimony to its quality, the record stood unmolested for 16 years. However, here comes a 14-year old miss, Kevona Davis, out of Edwin Allen High, who takes it to 23.07. This time qualifies her to be entered in the event at the World Championships in London this year. If anticipation of such an outstanding performance by young Davis is not enough, take a look at the boys Class Two 1500m final. It was the first appearance of the much-talked about Ugandan, Ari Rodgers, representing Kingston College in a round from which points were to be scored. The route taken by Rodgers to access the five-day event was enough to allow him the favourite label. Hot rivals, Calabar, prepared by the coaching guru at schoolboy level, Michael Clarke, had two athletes, Kevroy Venson and Kimar Farquharson, in the race. The manner in which Clarke had obviously planned his execution strategy to out-general his Kingston College counterpart was worth more than the cost of the entry ticket. The two Calabar athletes stalked Rodgers throughout the race, enough to neutralise his expected last-lap sprint, with Venson eventually taking the win. It provided stark evidence as to what Champs is all about: brilliance in the moment. Despite the accustomed inability by some supporters to get tickets, Champs 2017 was a spectacular affair. There was no less quality on account of the format changes aimed at restricting athletes’ workload. A word must be said to the Kingston College management. After his victory in the 5000m Open, Rodgers produced a Ugandan flag. The size and length of time that it was paraded suggested two things. First, there must have been prior knowledge of Rodgers’ intentions and also, there should have been a visible attempt to abort the ill-timed action. It has been cited elsewhere as an act similar to Michael O’Hara’s ambush marketing deed two Champs prior. Foster’s Fairplay will not take it to that level. However, it did not fit the true spirit of the occasion. Otherwise, another good job, ISSA. – For Feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more


January 20, 2020 0

Tambeling regains confidence, hot hand to lead Tanduay

first_imgMOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade English football club Lewes FC commits to pay male, female players equally End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “That was my thinking when I got here, that I’m with a lot of scorers. (Lester) Alvarez, (James) Martinez, (Jerwin) Gaco, every one can score here,” he said. “But coach told me that we can’t score if we can’t execute on defense, and once we show that effort, that’s the time when we can finally score.”Luckily for Tambeling, Chongson has been generous in boosting his confidence as he finds his niche in the team’s flow.“In our past games, I was struggling because I still didn’t have the confidence. But right now, I think that I’m getting in the same groove of my teammates and I can feel their trust on me,” he said.Tambeling, though, acknowledged that he still has a lot to work on before he makes the jump to the pros, giving himself at least one more year in the amateur ranks as he expects to figure on a go-to guy role in PCU this coming NAASCU season and a vital cog for Tanduay in the future.“I think I still need time. I feel I still lack parts on my game and I need to work on those. I still need to be confident and be consistent with my game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Von Tambeling. PBA IMAGESIt has been four years since Von Tambeling last made waves in the amateur ranks.Once an upstart guard for Letran under coach Caloy Garcia, Tambeling slowly faded into the shadows as he left the hollowed walls of Muralla and transferred to Philippine Christian University.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16SEA Games: Didal, Means assure PH of 1-2 finish in Game of Skate01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH01:40Filipinos 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer But slowly, the 6-foot guard has rebuilt his confidence, rekindling fire in him with his new school before getting his feet wet anew in the PBA D-League with Tanduay.And on Thursday, Tambeling felt like a rock star once again, leading the Rhum Masters’ smashing 111-86 victory over Batangas to help his side inch closer to a playoffs spot in the 2017 Foundation Cup.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’“I just focused on what coach has been telling me. He said he got me for my scoring and for my effort, so I had to do my part,” the 25-year-old said in Filipino, just minutes after pouring 28 points, five rebounds, and three steals in his best game to date with Tanduay.Tambeling admitted that he couldn’t help but feel shy seeing the caliber of his teammates in the Rhum Masters camp. But all he needed was to heed coach Lawrence Chongson’s words and do his part in the team’s system. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Durham tells Meralco teammates: Remember the pain of losing to Ginebra

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments Before he left the Bolts in the previous Governors Cup, Durham told his teammates not to forget that miserable feeling of losing their Game 6 defeat at the hands of the Kings.They won the opener of that best-of-seven series and even went up, 2-1, but collapsed in the last three games, fueling the fire in Durham to redeem the Bolts this time around.“We were hungry back then and I hope we still feel the same way in this tournament,” said Durham.The Elite will bank heavily on Trevis Simpson in the conference that set a height limit of 6-foot-5 for imports.Simpson, untouched in the 2013 NBA Draft, is an athletic wingman who played pro ball in Greece before Blackwater tapped his services.ADVERTISEMENT The reigning best import of the season-ending conference is raring to complete the task of winning it all as the Bolts begin their campaign against the Blackwater Elite on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We came up short last time and we will make the most out of this opportunity to contend again for the title,” said Durham, who led Meralco to its first-ever Finals last year before losing to crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra.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’GlobalPort is also looking to go deep into the playoffs of the import-flavored tournament as the Batang Pier parade former Georgetown Hoya Jabril Trawick opposite the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters in the 7 p.m. match.Challenging Trawick at the low blocks is JD Weatherspoon, who will suit up for the Elasto Painters after previous stints in Scandinavia, particularly in Norway and Finland. Kaya grabs lead after rout of Ilocos FC Just like Elite, the Elasto Painters and the Batang Pier all bowed out early last year and didn’t make it to the playoffs.Arnold Van Opstal will debut with the Batang Pier in the lane after San Miguel traded the Filipino-German to the Batang Pier for shooting guard Von Pessumal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham feels there’s unfinished business the Meralco Bolts have to settle in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Cramming Gilas out to ‘shock the world,’ says Reyes

first_imgConspicuously absent for the first four sessions, the energetic Abueva, who was reportedly dealing with some “personal issues,” finally showed up on Monday evening at Meralco Gym.BACKSTORY: Reyes issues ultimatum on absent AbuevaFEATURED 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’Still, the team’s completion is just half of the battle as Reyes seeks to form a cohesive unit before Gilas flies for Beirut, Lebanon on August 6.“I really like what I’m seeing, but the problem is we don’t have that much time. We’re like cramming for the exams. We are trying to put everything in just one or two days and we all know on Wednesday and on Friday, there will be PBA games. So we are just taking advantage of what we have,” he said. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 The 2017 Fiba Asia Cup is slated on August 8 to 20 in Lebanon, with the Philippines gunning to finally nab the gold after bagging the silver medals in the past two offings of the tourney. IDLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Reyes is well aware of the deficiencies the national team is facing, from the absence of naturalized big man Andray Blatche, the team’s limited preparation time for the international tourneys, to the fluctuating attendance for his sessions.READ: Blatche says there are numerous reasons why he can’t join GilasBut despite all of those, Reyes is keeping his positivity on a high as he hopes that this chip on the team’s shoulder could motivate the squad to aspire for greatness and overachieve against fellow Asian contenders.“There’s a lot of people who are saying that we won’t go very far, especially with Andray Blatche not here. Everyone knows that Andray won’t be here. Everyone knows that we are not getting enough practices. All the other teams like China and Australia are playing tuneup games against each other. Qatar and Iraq are getting a lot of practice and tuneup games. We are not getting even enough practice and we have already accepted the fact that we will not get enough practices but that has always been the case,” he said.“So, we have to have the mentality of being brash and aggressive and the belief that we will shock the world. We are not going to enter the tournament as favorites, but we want to be able to shock them.”ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Three NBA teams to host clubs from Australia’s NBL in preseason  View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFinally getting a complete team on Monday, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes could only express glee seeing his 12-man roster for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup all on the court at the same time.“Of course, I’m very happy. It’s not just Calvin (Abueva), but everyone came here for the first time and it’s the first time we got all 12 guys for the Fiba Asia team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

PBA tweaks schedule to give way to 2017 Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgView comments PBA takes another breather on the following Wednesday, August 16, before going back to its normal programming on Friday, August 18.The PBA-backed Gilas Pilipinas squad will fly to Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday for the Asian championship where it will compete from August 8 to 20.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’Through the course of the continental meet, unbeaten Meralco and cellar-dweller Kia will play thrice, NLEX, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, GlobalPort, and Blackwater to see action twice, and TNT once.From the Fiba Asia-bound squad, Terrence Romeo, Gabe Norwood, Raymond Almazan, and Matthew Wright will miss two games for their respective teams, while Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy will be inactive for the KaTropa’s August 20 game against Rain or Shine. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano NCAA: Lyceum cruises to sixth straight win SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ With the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup coming up, the PBA has made slight tweaks to its schedule as it is set to take a week-long break in the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.After Sunday, August 6, the league will not hold games on Wednesday (August 9) and Friday (August 11) before returning to action the following Sunday, August 13.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubecenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ “You have to understand also that it’s a big sacrifice also for the PBA. We have to play when your superstars are not there, and that affects also the attendance and the interest in the PBA,” said PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa.“But as what is said by the teams and the owners themselves, that’s a sacrifice they asked us to make, and that’s a sacrifice we’re willing to give for the success of this program.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Ravena anchors 1-1 start for Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide But Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas failed to sustain the momentum of that win, falling to Sareyyet Ramallah of Palestine, 89-82, Saturday.Palestine’s Jamal Abu-Shamalah and imports Todd O’Brien and Anthony Weeden combined for 63 points to spearhead the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRavena had 24 points in that defeat, keeping the Filipinos in the game in the fourth quarter before Palestine cooled the Filipinos’ fight-back with back-to-back triples. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NET Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 awardcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Medina makes it 20 golds for Team Philippines in KL Para Games How to help the Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from Fiba.comKiefer Ravena has come up with a pair of strong scoring performances as Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas split its first two outings in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.Ravena led a scintillating rally by the Filipinos late Friday night (Manila time), scoring 22 points to anchor a 73-65 victory over BC Astana of Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Mercedes’ Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes off his glove during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas.ADVERTISEMENT Vettel was happy to be on the front row after starting the Malaysia GP from the back of the grid and working his way up to a fourth-place finish.“The car is quick and, as last weekend shows, if you start out of position you can still get back,” Vettel said.Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest — and now starts third — just 0.026 clear of teammate Max Verstappen, who won last week’s Malaysia GP.Kimi Raikkonen was sixth but, like Bottas, will also drop five places on the grid after requiring a new gearbox.Esteban Ocon edged Force India teammate Sergio Perez to finish seventh, while Williams driver Felipe Massa and McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso rounded out the top 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:36Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’00:50Trending 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES Hamilton’s title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second afterBottas’s penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh.Hamilton struggled for pace in the previous race in Malaysia but that wasn’t the case in Saturday’squalifying.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“It’s been a really great day, every lap was fantastic, I never really got a great balance in the past so never did a great qualifying here,” Hamilton said.Hamilton smashed Michael Schumacher’s qualifying lap record, set during Q2 in 2006, by 1.365 seconds to take his 71st F1 pole and first in 10 attempts at this circuit. “It has been a great car in qualifying this year, and qualifying for me is the most enjoyable part of the weekend,” said Hamilton, who had previously secured pole at every current F1 circuit except Suzuka.“It’s incredible for me, 10 years or whatever it is and my first pole at Suzuka,” Hamilton said.With five races remaining, Hamilton leads Vettel by 34 points in the drivers’ championship.Hamilton has won twice before here at Suzuka, in 2014 and 2015, and was runner-up to former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in last year’s race. Hamilton also won the Japanese GP with McLaren in 2007 when it was held at the Fuji Speedway.A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Porzingis has 37, leads Knicks over Suns

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)NEW YORK — After racing back for an emphatic block on one end and streaking downcourt to get the ball back and slam it down while being fouled on the other, Kristaps Porzingis had one thing left to finish off his highlight-reel, end-to-end possession .“I had to calm myself down to knock down the free throw,” Porzingis said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ He did, his final point in a 37-point performance that carried the New York Knicks to a 120-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns 120-107 on Friday night, giving Jeff Hornacek his first win over his former team and making a believer out of his opponent.“Porzingis is special. He has a chance to be the best player in this league,” said Suns center Tyson Chandler, the former Defensive Player of the Year. “Watching him tonight and seeing what he’s done so far this season, he has a real shot of being the best player in this league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPorzingis fell just shy of the career-best 38 points he scored Monday against Denver, unable to score again after rejecting rookie Josh Jackson and delivering his powerful dunk on the other end to trigger loud “MVP! MVP!” chants.“I loved that play,” Porzingis said. “Just the energy that was in the Garden at the moment, it was unbelievable.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Knicks led 32-19 after one quarter, then ran off the first eight of the second for a 40-19 advantage. Phoenix cut it to 72-66 early in the third but the Knicks pulled away again, pushing the lead back to 16 by the end of the period.TIP-INSSuns: Warren was hurt in the first quarter when he crashed into Kanter, remaining on the court for a few minutes before returning to the locker room. The Suns said he had a headache and wouldn’t play in the second half. … F Marquese Chriss fouled out with more than 10 minutes remaining, finishing with five points and nine rebounds in about 16 minutes.Knicks: Porzingis was listed as questionable to play after not practicing Thursday because of a stomach illness. He went to the Knicks’ training facility and sat in on their film session, but was then sent home. … Kanter was cut under his chin in the collision with Warren but was able to return without stitches.COMMENTS CONTROVERSYPorzingis downplayed comments made in a Latvian magazine by his brother Janis, an agent in the firm that represents him, that surfaced a day earlier. Janis Porzingis referenced his brother’s dissatisfaction with the Knicks last season, when he skipped his exit interview, and noted that Kristaps would need to be happy to re-sign with the team in the future, even if leaving meant taking less money. But Kristaps said much of the comments were taken out of context and that fans shouldn’t be concerned. “I think the fans know I’m here in New York, I love New York and I see myself as a Knick for a long, long time, and I don’t think they should be worried about it,” Porzingis said.END OF THE ROADThe Suns were denied their first three-game road winning streak since winning five in a row under Hornacek in December 2014.SERIES STATSThe Knicks went back ahead 63-62 in the series. The Suns still haven’t led since winning Oct. 24, 1968, in their first meeting. View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Knicks. They bounced back from a loss to Houston on Wednesday to win for the fourth time in five games after a 0-3 start.The Suns swept the two-game series last season, Hornacek’s first coaching the Knicks. He spent 2 1/2 seasons coaching the Suns from 2013-16.Devin Booker scored 34 points for the Suns, who had won two straight and four of five after they also started 0-3. Phoenix lost forward T.J. Warren to a head injury in the first half, a game after he scored a career-best 40 points.Porzingis was 13 for 22 from the field in his sixth 30-point performance in eight games this season.“When you see a 7-3 guy backing up the court, doing between the legs, playing 1-on-1, that’s special,” Kanter said. “I mean, he’s been doing an unbelievable job.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Harden, Rockets scorch Hawks in first half of 119-104 win UP NEXTSuns: Visit San Antonio on Sunday night.Knicks: Host Indiana on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more


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Serbian lifts Iriga past UST

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jordan Clarkson not with Gilas–here’s why “We don’t want to face the first placers (in the quarterfinals),” said Kmezic, who unloaded 20 points as the Oragons scored their second win in six match and handed the Tigresses their sixth defeat in as many games.Shyrra Cabriana opened the scoring lanes for the former CVB Barca spiker who admitted she “had an easy time because I didn’t have tall blockers.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneKmezic indeed had a field day firing from the left flank against the shorter Tigresses. Her powerful smashes, coming from Cabriana’s back set, made it 18-all in the third frame.Victoria Sports-UST, coming here short on manpower and in need of exposure, made one last stand in the third set when it raced from 6-all to 12-7 on Carla Sandoval’s scoring spree. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UST’s Shannen Palec twists for a shot off Iriga City’s Saam Miagawa. —AUGUST DELA CRUZIriga City made sure it makes the next round Thursday night, but Serbian import Tamara Kmezic said they won’t settle just to qualify.“We are talking that we don’t want to be last placed in the quarterfinals,” said Kmezic, the 6-foot-6 opposite spiker who sowed terror on Victoria Sports-UST, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We don’t know what happened in the third set, but somehow we were able to do what we’ve been doing in the first two sets,” ” said Kmezic.From 16-18 deficit, Kmezic sparked a 5-0 run that caused the Tigresses to commit a string of errors.“We are very motivated and focused on the court,” said Cabriana, the Cebuana setter who accounted for four points and 13 excellent sets.ADVERTISEMENT View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


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