Constant Spring Football Complex will be the place to be for football lovers this evening, where the 20th staging of the ‘Bring Back The Love After Labour’ football fiesta is scheduled to take place, starting at 5 p.m. The 2016 edition promises to be another exciting day of football mixed with fun and entertainment for the entire family. This year, an Entertainer Invitational will face off against a Sponsors’ Invitational team. The teams will be selected from players such as Aidonia, Chris Martin, Wayne Marshall, Agent Sasco, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Charley Black, Iba Mahr, Jermaine Mason, Nomadz, Ian Wilkinson, Ian McNaughton, Damion Gordon, Audley Boyd, Rudolph Speid, Hugh ‘Bingy’ Blair and ‘Jah Mikes’, among other former football stars, musicians and celebrities. The Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell-organised event will this year honour two outstanding Jamaicans – music icon Carlene Davis and respected news journalist Earl Moxam. Proceeds from the event will, as usual, be used to assist basic schools with funding and equipment. Admission for the event is $400 for adults. Children will be required to pay $100, while kids under 12 will be allowed free entry.
MADRID (AP): Real Madrid players changed into auto racing suits for a go-kart race yesterday then drove home expensive cars. Captain Sergio Ramos won on the track, and for his ride home, selected an Audi S8 Plus estimated to cost US$177,000. Audi promoted the kart race. Spanish newspaper Marca said Audi made its Q7 model available to all players, but those selecting to keep their cars after the season – at a 30 per cent discount – could pick their own models. Marca said Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane could pick their own cars without having to buy them after the season. Ronaldo, who was among several players who did not participate in the kart race, selected the Audi RS 6 Performance. Zidane picked a similar model. Barcelona players received their cars from Audi in a similar event last week. Kalou stars for Hertha Berlin BERLIN (AP): Borussia Moenchengladbach endured a night to forget in the Bundesliga yesterday, slumping to a 3-0 defeat as Salomon Kalou scored a hat-trick for Hertha Berlin. Gladbach forward Patrick Herrmann suffered what looked like another serious injury between Kalou’s first-half goals for the home side, and there was still time before the break for midfielder Christoph Kramer to be sent off for his second yellow card. Kalou’s first goals of the season fired Hertha to third before the rest of the 10th round, three points behind leaders Bayern Munich, while ‘Gladbach remained in the bottom half of the table after its fifth straight league game without a win. Kalou opened the scoring, sending the ball inside the far post with a diving header to Mitchell Weiser’s perfectly lofted cross. Chinese player banned 8 months for doping KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP): The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) says it banned Shandong Luneng player Jin Jingdao for eight months after he tested positive for clenbuterol ahead of an Asian Champions League match. Jingdao gave a sample in training before Shandong’s 3-1 loss at FC Seoul in the quarter-finals in August. Details of the case will be published at a later date, the AFC said in a statement. It was unclear if the 24-year-old Jin’s case involved eating contaminated meat. Doping cases involving clenbuterol in China are often linked to the anabolic agent being used in livestock farming.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Marquee left-hander Darren Bravo has been left out of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 14-man squad for this month’s Regional Super50 pending the outcome of a meeting with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) pertaining to his disciplinary issues.The 27-year-old was sent home by the WICB ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe over a controversial tweet and has not played competitively since.Suruj Ragoonath, the T&T Cricket Board’s chief executive, said Bravo’s participation in the January 24 to February 18 showpiece hinged on the player’s meeting.”In furtherance to the team for the Super50, do note that Darren Bravo’s availability is dependent on the outcome of his pending meeting with the WICB,” Ragoonath said.Bravo found himself in trouble last November when he labelled WICB president, Dave Cameron, a “big idiot” via online social networking service, Twitter, in response to the administrator’s comments which were critical of his performances.UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIORBravo was then sent home “due to inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour, which is contrary to his contractual obligations to the WICB” and warned that if the offending tweet was not removed, he could “face further disciplinary action, including referral to the WICB disciplinary committee”.Media reports subsequently said Bravo would initiate legal action against the board.Last year, Bravo played a major role in Red Force’s Super50 triumph, scoring 274 runs from three innings including 97 in the final against Barbados Pride.He is one of several key names missing from this year’s squad, with all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Samuel Badree all unavailable.Red Force, the reigning champions, will compete in Group A of the Super50 alongside Leeward Islands Hurricanes, West Indies Under-19s, Windward Islands Volcanoes and English County side, Kent Spitfires.SQUAD: Denesh Ramdin (captain), Kyle Hope, Evin Lewis, Kjorn Ottley, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Alexis, Roshon Primus, Ravi Rampaul, Shannon Gabriel, Khary Pierre, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Imran Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit. Nominee Nugget | Usain Bolt
Past The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1600 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES1. #4 BIRD CATCHER OEdwards2 51.02. #1 QUEEN OF BAGDAD OScott4 50.0 2-1/2L*3. #2 FEARLESS SAMURAI OWalker 53.0 2L4. #6 EL GATO AndreePowell3 49.0 3-1/2LWIN: $168.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:40.3 Splits : 23.2, 46.1, 1:11.2,Winner : 4yo filly – BURNING MARQUE – BYE BYE BIRDIETrainer : FITZROY GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (1,4) $790.00 Exacta : (4-1) $1,583.00Trifecta : (4-1-2) $438.00Race 2 1820 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #4 FRANCIA’S PRIDE AntThomas3 54.02. #5 OLD BRAETON JAnderson 54.0 8-1/2L3. #6 HEY CHAMP DDawkins2 49.0 1/2L4. #2 COUNTER ATTACK LSteadman2 54.0 1-1/2LWIN: $88.00PLACE: $62.00, $77.00, $116.00Final Time : 1:57.3 Splits : 28.0, 53.2, 1:17.4, 1:44.0Winner : 4yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – TIFFINTrainer : FITZROY GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIE, HAYDEN THOMASBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $355.00 Ex: $546.00D/E: (4-4) $343.00Trifecta: $812.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. #1 LIGHT BRIGADE SMuir 54.02. #8 MONEY MOVE MWard3 48.5 5L3. #3 REIGN OVER ALL RMitchell 54.0 2L*4. #6 TWO STEPS UP AndrePowell3 52.0 2LLate scratch : #4 MIRACLE RECOVERYWIN: $302.00PLACE: $158.00, $193.00, $205.00Final Time : 1:07.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.2Winner : 8yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – OCEAN LINERTrainer : DELROY WISDOM Owner : RONALD PARKERBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQu: $2,127.00 Ex: $4,061.00D/E : (4-1) $1,004.00 (4-4) $108.00Superfecta: $7,556.00Rolling Triple: $3,353.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT(DIV.I)1. #10 ICTUS RHalledeen 56.02. #2 ZI BEAST BebHarvey2 53.0 1-3/4L2. #7 BRUCE WAYNE RMitchell 54.5 dead heat4. #1 PLEASANT SECRET ARobles 56.0 2-1/2LWIN: $296.00PLACE: $96.00, $68.00, $73.00Final Time : 1:01.0 Splits : 23.0, 47.3Winner : 3yo b colt – PERFORMING MAGIC – STARSHIPTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : ELIAS HALOUTEBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $242.00 (7,10) $265.00 Ex: $599.00 (10-7) $551.00D/E: $2,627.00Superfecta: (10, 2, 71) $1,573.00 (10-7-2-1) $1,694.00Rolling Triple : (4-1-10) $7,801.00Race 5 1820 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)*1. #2 JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey2 53.02. #5 CAPTAIN GRANVILLE RMitchell 56.0 11L3. #6 TROPICALDEPRESSION JErwin 54.0 Neck4. #7 NATASHADONTPLAY SBlake 54.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #4 ALDEBARANWIN: $92.00Final Time : 2:00.0 Splits : 27.2, 52.1, 1:18.4, 1:45.3Winner : 9yo b horse – STORM CRAFT – JESSICATrainer : GREGORY FORSYTH Owner : DELETA BREWSTERBred by GEORGE MILESQu: $946.00 Ex: $1,621.00D/E: $643.00Trifecta: $1,262.00Rolling Triple: $5,542.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)*1. #6 GOLD MEMBER RLahoe 52.02. #2 BIMINI OEdwards2 52.0 4-1/2L3. #4 LAZZA DaneNelson 54.0 Head4. #5 NOTHINGBUTTHEBEST AntThomas3 49.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #8 MESSITHEGREATWIN: $80.00PLACE: $63.00, $65.00, $74.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.2Winner : 5yo ch colt – ADORE THE GOLD – LADY CHACHITrainer : GRESFORD SMITH Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by JAGHAI O.D., J.P., HENRY WILLIAMQu: $185.00 Ex: $323.00D/E: $244.00 (2-8) $51.00Superfecta: $4,944.00Rolling Triple: $1,110.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT(DIV.II)1. #11 STANISLAUS OMullings 56.0*2. #8 RAMBUNCTIOUS LINKS OWalker 54.0 7L3. #12 TOOT THE BLUES JInnis2 52.0 1L4. #9 LUCKY STROKE BebHarvey2 54.0 Neck5. #1 NUCLEAR COMMANDER AChatrie 54.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #2 PEEPING TOMWIN: $157.00PLACE: $88.00, $63.00, $152.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 46.1,Winner : 3yo colt – TRADITIONAL – ABSOLUTE JUSTICETrainer : SPENCER CHUNG Owner : BROTHER 2 BROTHER SYNDICATEBred by BROTHER 2 BROTHER SYNDICATEQu: $183.00 Ex: $557.00D/E : (6-11) $546.00Trifecta: $2,805.00Hi-5: $22,035.00Rolling Triple: $1,420.00Pick-4: $6,356.00Super-6: $38,881.70Race 8 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #5 SMASH AMUSEMENT DDawkins2 53.0 4/1 261.00 98.002. #10 CRAFTY STAR JasSimpson 54.0 9/2 21/2 134.003. #3 RUBY ROSE DaneNelson 55.0 2/1 33/4 85.004. #12 NINELIFECAT RMitchell 57.0 *9/5 11/45. #6 EXPLOSIVE CHARGE JInnis2 52.0 52/1 1/2WIN: $261.00PLACE: $98.00, $134.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:42.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.0, 1:14.1,Winner : 4yo b filly – WAR MARSHALL – LADY MARAGINTrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner : T.Y.S. RACING STABLESBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $772.00 Exacta: $1,487.00D/E: $2,006.00Trifecta: $590.00Hi-5: $27,567.50Rolling Triple: $4,276.00Race 9 1500 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #1 TIMEFORARMS AntThomas3 51.0*2. #5 IAN LINKS JInnis2 49.0 1-1/2L3. #11 CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 52.0 Sh.Head4. #10 ACTION MAN HPottinger2 51.0 3/4L5. #2 GOLDEN BULLET OMullings 51.5 6LLate scratch : #4 SOTOMAYORWIN: $152.00PLACE: $75.00, $62.00, $92.00Final Time : 1:32.3 Splits : 24.1, 46.4, 1:12.0,Winner : 8yo b horse – TWILIGHT TIME – ARMSOFANANGELTrainer : FITZROY GLISPIE Owner: FITZROY GLISPIE & GARY G. LEE-SINBred by RENTALS & MORE LTD.Qu: $129.00 Ex: $452.00D/E: $673.00Trifecta: $323.00Hi-5: $20,588.00Rolling Triple: $7,587.00EILEEN CLIGGOTT MEMORIALTROPHYRace 10 1300 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES*1. #4 CAMPESINO RHalledeen 57.02. #2 BRAWN AChatrie 54.5 3-3/4L3. #6 FRANFIELD BebHarvey2 53.0 3/4L4. #1 BUBBLING KITTEN JPatterson2 48.5 3/4LLate scratch : #3 JAMAI RAJAWIN: $91.00Final Time : 1:17.3 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:10.3,Winner : 7yo b horse – COMPADRE – YAELLATrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $89.00 Ex: $170.00D/E: $448.00Trifecta: $68.00Rolling Triple: $1,193.00Race 11 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #1 LEIGHTON REID ABudhu 57.02. #2 CAUSE FOR CONCERN RWilson 56.0 1-1/4L*3. #9 CHIEF PROSPECT AndrePowell3 54.0 2-1/4L4. #11 ONE GREAT TRAIN JPatterson2 54.0 3-1/2L5. #12 THEGREATALLIANCE DBadaloo 55.0 3LWIN: $308.00PLACE: $156.00, $149.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:36.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.1, 1:14.2,Winner : 4yo ch colt – REGION OF MERIT – SUPER LASSTrainer : ROHAN GORDON Owner : ROHAN GORDONBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $1,268.00 Ex: $1,786.00D/E: $445.00Trifecta: $3,556.00Hi-5: $148,723.50Rolling Triple: $2,225.00Pick-4: $9,512.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $49,825.10 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $27,992.50 (8 OF 9); $466.50 (7 OF 9) Carry-over : $391,891.50PlacePot 8: $885.00 (8 OF 8)
When I was a boy, I heard of him, the same way that I heard of champions like George Headley, Herb McKenley, Arthur Wint, and Alfred Valentine, and when I became a young man, I finally saw him play, although he had passed his best and retired by then.What I saw, however, convinced me even then of what I had heard and read before from many people. He was the best footballer Jamaica had ever produced; he was an all-round sportsman beyond the ordinary; and he was, without a single doubt, the greatest all-round sportsman Jamaica had ever produced.Lindy Delapenha, schooled at Central Branch Primary and St Aloysius Primary, Wolmer’s Boys and Munro College, was a little man, but a multi-talented and skilful one. In fact, by showing his football prowess by the time he was 12 and representing Wolmer’s in Manning Cup football, in many ways he was a child prodigy.Before he left Wolmer’s for Munro, he had represented the school in football, cricket, track and field, and boxing, and while at Munro, he paraded his skills for all to see, and to enjoy, representing the school and winning ‘colours’ in football, cricket, tennis, boxing, gymnastics, hockey, and track and field.In 1945, in his last year in school, he did the unthinkable, and he did it on two occasions.GREAT FEATSFirst, he led Munro to the Boys’ Championship title, and he did it almost single-handedly.In the two-day event, he ran a total of 16 races, eight heats and eight finals, and finished first in the 880 yards and the mile, second in the 220 and 440 yards, the 120 yards hurdles, the long jump, and the sprint relay, and third in the 100 yards.The second unthinkable thing came in the Olivier Shield final against Calabar. With 10 minutes to go in the match, Calabar were leading 4-1, and with Delapenha on the warpath, it was soon 4-4 before, with one minute to go, Munro won a penalty and sealed the issue from the spot.That remains, to this day, one of the finest climaxes to any football match in this country, or indeed anywhere in the world.Although Delapenha played all-schools football and cricket and will be remembered as the most gifted schoolboy sportsman, even better than Franz Alexander and Micky West from Wolmer’s, his legacy is football, whether it is flying down the wing and ‘centreing’ the ball for hungry strikers or driving through the middle and peppering goalkeepers with stinging shots.His football exploits saw him becoming the first Jamaican and one of the first black men to play professional football in England when he joined Portsmouth in 1948, and later Middlesborough, where he was the leading scorer for a few years, and then Mansfield Town.Before returning home in 1964, he played for Hereford United and Burton Albion.Lindy Delapenha was an avid golfer in his later years, and he also played it well.I will always cherish the days he played for Boys’ Town and for Real Mona United in local football, however, and I will always remember his still twinkling feet and those delicately and accurately placed shots from the penalty spot.It is a pity they never twinkled a lot for Jamaica. He was the best, bar none.
RANKED NUMBER SIX The time by Allen elevated him to number 6 on the all-time Jamaica 400 metre performance list behind Rusheen McDonald, Jermaine Gonzales, Roxbert Martin, Bert Cameron and Francis. As a St Jago High School student-athlete, Allen was runner-up in the Class 1 400 metres at the 2015 staging of Boys and Girls’ Championships. In that race, he logged a personal best of 45.30 seconds in pursuit of Bloomfield, then of Kingston College. Bloomfield broke Francis’ one-year-old Boys’ Championships record of 45.00 with an outstanding time of 44.93 seconds. That was his lifetime best until his fine performance at the South-Eastern Conference meet. Nathon Allen has edged ahead of Davian Clarke as the athlete with the fastest 4×400 metre leg ever by a Jamaican. Running at the South-Eastern Conference Outdoor Championships in Columbia, South Carolina, Allen anchored Auburn University to second in the 4×400 final in 43.5 seconds. That matched past performances by Clarke and Javon Francis and Allen himself. However, Allen was timed electronically in 43.48 seconds. Clarke and Francis ran their 43.5 relay carries in the finals of the 1997 and 2015 World Championships respectively, while Allen produced his first 43.5 in the relay heats at last year’s Olympic Games. Based on electronic timing, Clarke had the edge at 43.51, while Francis and Allen had matching 43.52 second legs. Allen’s fast run came after he and Auburn teammate Akeem Bloomfield set personal bests in the flat 400. Beaten by American Fred Kerley, Allen and Bloomfield nevertheless sprinted to times of 44.52 and 44.81 seconds to take the silver and bronze medals.
In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide #KicksStalker: Terrence Romeo makes history with launch of signature shoe ‘TR7’ The Golden Stags, though, refused to let go, with Allyn Bulanadi cutting the deficit down to one, 74-73, in the final 1:43.Nzeusseu drilled two freebies on the other end to restore the Lyceum lead back up to three, 76-73, but Jayson David and RK Ilagan botched their attempts in the ensuing possession, giving Jaycee Marcelino a chance to score the game-clinching drive.While he is glad to see the character of his players, Robinson warned his Pirates to stick to the right mindset they approach their final elimination games against Letran, Jose Rizal U, and San Beda.“We really have to be mentally tough. What’s more than physical toughness is the mental aspect of that. At the end of the day, it’s the final score that matters,” he said.Bulanadi carried San Sebastian with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Calisaan had 13 markers and 11 boards in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:LYCEUM 78 – Perez 28, Ayaay 11, Marcelino JC 11, Nzeusseu 11, Pretta 6, Marcelino JV 5, Ibanez 3, Srrano 2, Caduyac 1, Cinco 0, Baltazar 0, Tansingco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 73 – Bulanadi 19, Calisaan 13, David 9, Navarro 9, Ilagan 9, Costelo 6, Baetiong 4, Baytan 3, Mercado 1, Calma 0, Are 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 18-7, 33-27, 52-49, 78-73. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez unleashed a career-high 28 points as Lyceum survived its toughest test yet, escaping San Sebastian, 78-73, to go up 15-0 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The energetic forward went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc, on top of 10 rebounds, four steals, an assist, and a block to preserve the Pirates’ unbeaten run.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MJ Ayaay proved to be the perfect partner for Perez, getting the job done on the defensive end while tallying 11 markers, seven boards, an assist, a steal, and a block.Jaycee Marcelino chipped in 11 points, none bigger than his game-sealing lay-up with 19.1 seconds to go, along with six rebounds, while Mike Nzeusseu got a double-double of 11 markers and 11 boards in the win.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“I really don’t know how these guys keep on fighting through the pressure and the adversity. Credit goes to the players because they really are the ones making my job easy,” said coach Topex Robinson, whose wards recorded the second-best start in NCAA history next to San Beda’s 16-0 run in Season 86 back in 2010.But it was an uphill battle for Lyceum from the get-go before Perez gave his side a 70-62 lead with 5:07 remaining. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees
Azkals lose Ott to injury Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody View comments MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, drives between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, top, and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, California, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Less than a week before the highly anticipated opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season, the league’s 30 General Managers have given their predictions for the upcoming tourney.According to NBA.com’s annual GM survey, the defending champions Golden State Warriors are expected to once again hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy—garnering an astonishing 93 percent of total votes from the league executives.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES A four-time winner of the league’s most prestigious individual honor, James is expected to carry a bigger load for the Cavaliers after the departure of fellow superstar Kyrie Irving.Surprisingly, reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook wasn’t even in the top 5 selection for GMs. His exclusion is most likely due to the arrival of two ball dominant stars in Oklahoma City—Carmelo Anthony and Paul George—which could mean less touches and a dip in overall statistical production for the explosive guard.Other categories included “Most likely to have a breakout year” (Karl Anthony Towns), “Best Point Guard in the NBA” (Steph Curry) and “Most Improved Team” (Minnesota Timberwolves), among others.Check out the full list of categories here. /raADVERTISEMENT Coming in at a far second are the team’s bitter rivals, the re-tooled Cleveland Cavaliers, who only managed to score 7 percent from the survey.The result marked the highest margin in the 16-year history of the survey, the report said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLast year, 69 percent of GMs correctly predicted that the Warriors would capture the title, while 53 percent said the Cavs would win it all, a season prior.Meanwhile, the league’s premier superstar, LeBron James, is still pegged by most executives as the front runner for the 2017-2018 NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year Award. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Curry 4 offers more control, via continuity; a seamless feel between the foot and the shoe, and that is evident when putting on the footwear. Immediately, the shoe conforms to your foot, with no break in period, offering more comfort than ever before.Traction is critical to Stephen’s game; the ability to grip the hardwood with no slippage and ensure the quickest, cleanest cuts to offer that extra sliver of space gives Stephen all he needs to unleash the fastest, deadliest release in the league. Concentric circles, inspired by gravitational waves, achieve more traction, beyond any prior Curry footwear iteration.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAdditional tech details driving the Curry 4:Knit internal sleeve creates a structural fit around the collar & forefoot for an amplified performance feelMicrofiber synthetic quarter panel is bonded to the knit material giving the ideal balance of support with reduced weightDynamic seam taping merges the knit sleeve & synthetic quarter panel without adding any stitchingSpeed plate for underfoot structure & performance containment built to handle explosive movementsCross-centric traction pattern is designed to optimize on forefoot-to-heel traction & provide amazing grip on any courtProprietary foam compound for responsiveness under footStephen has helped redefine what success looks like in professional basketball – being quick and light is the name of the game, and Under Armour has applied that approach to the design and functionality of the Curry 4. Don’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 ONE: Aoki ‘really good’ opponent for Askren’s swan song It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson CURRY 4 AVAILABLE IN ALL UA BRAND HOUSES AND SELECTED MULTIBRANDED SPORTS STORES:UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSES;BONIFACIO HIGH STREETMEGAMALLUP TOWN CENTERGREENBELTTRINOMAROBINSONS MAGNOLIAAYALA CENTER CEBUMULTIBRRANDED:SECONDWIND – AYALA 30THLANDMARK MAKATIOLYMPIC VILLAGE- SELECTED STORES ONLYROYAL DUTY FREE SUBICRUNNR ATC AND BGCPLANET SPORTS ROCKWELLTOBYS MOA, AURA AND MEGAMALLRUSTANS ATC AND MAKATISPORTSCENTRAL MOA, BAGUIO AND AURAADVTADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ The Curry 4 is all about more – Stephen’s insatiable desire to win more, to play more and to achieve more. The shoe was designed from the ground up with one thing in mind – to help Stephen get more, from the first ideation conversations, to sketches, to design iterations and beyond.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas PLAY LIST 02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large02:14Carpio 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 View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “Even if we are facing a powerhouse, this is the game where we hope to bounce back,” NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said over the phone after getting his Road Warriors ready for their 7 p.m. clash with the Beermen at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Friday. “We corrected our mistakes in the past practices, and I think my players responded.”The Beermen are the only unbeaten team left in the field, but coach Leo Austria is wary of the enemy’s capabilities in their search for win No. 4.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 folk“We know that NLEX will come out hard, coming off two straight losses,” Austria explained also after practice, where he emphasized the need to stay focused. “We prepare hard for every team, because we know every team out there wants to take us down.”Both coaches agreed on one thing, though: NLEX rookie Kiefer Ravena will come into the contest fresh from upping the yardstick that all tyros will be measured with this season. Guiao, however, is asking something different from his team.“They (Road Warriors) cannot just watch him,” Guiao said after Ravena carried NLEX on his shoulders on the way to 31 points even if Magnolia’s defenses were trained on him all game last week. “The kid’s really good but you don’t want your entire campaign hinging on a rookie.“We simply cannot be over-reliant on Kiefer and cannot depend on one player to carry us through, that’s not our style.”Austria said he was in awe seeing Ravena do damage on the star-studded Hotshots. His entire team also saw all of this, and it brings him some sort of confidence.“They feel challenged,” Austria said, when asked on whom he will throw at Ravena. “They all feel that he is not a rookie. Ravena is playing like a superstar veteran at this point and that has challenged my players.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Guiao, meanwhile, is particularly concerned on stopping one man at San Miguel and correcting a worrying statistic.“We have been outrebounded in our last two games. This game is urgent because of June Mar (Fajardo) and I emphasized that to the team,” Guiao said. “We practiced hard to reestablish our boxing-out instincts, our rebounding instincts. We hope to bring that back.”“Yes, June Mar will be their problem,” Austria conceded, with no one man in the league able to stop his 6-foot-10 cornerstone. “But the entire team is always ready to step up, that’s the beauty of [this] San Miguel [team].”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Ababa, Salvador joint leaders at Eagle Ridge OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiefer Ravena’s current run of superb form is serving as a challenge to San Miguel Beer’s guards. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer is flaunting the kind of game fitting for a pretournament favorite seeking to rewrite PBA history by winning a fourth straight Philippine Cup crown.In contrast, another fancied side, NLEX, is having all sorts of problems—the Road Warriors just don’t have time to dwell on them.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak