Badminton boss confident ahead of international tournament

first_img While admitting there is a shortage of female representation locally, the JBA boss believes that the Jamaicans will have a very good chance to show their quality against their foreign counterparts. “I am expecting a good showing from the team. It should be exciting, and we are looking to get some of the youngsters from Mandeville, Montego Bay, and St Ann to compete, where we have shuttle time programmes developing the sport in those areas,” continued Henry. Henry noted that it was not an Olympic year, so more international players, who would usually seek qualification points would not be competing. The tournament is sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), where it is considered a Level Four International Series tournament on the BWF calendar, and within the Pan Am Badminton Confederation. ANTICIPATING COMPETITION Competition will be expected in the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles categories. All Jamaica single and doubles, men’s and women’s champion Dennis Coke and Kathryn Wynter are expected to headline a talented local charge. Mikaylia Haldane and Katherine Wynter are seeded at the number two position in the women’s doubles competition. Many-time national champion Gareth Henry will also bring experience to the team and is expected to feature in the mixed doubles, singles, and men’s doubles categories. GOOD CHANCE FOR JA Courtney Henry, Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president, is expecting local players to give good accounts of themselves, while challenging for the overall US$10,000 (J$1.2 million) prize money at next month’s third annual Jamaica International Badminton Championships. The March 2-5 tournament will take place at the National Indoor Sport Centre. Nine countries will be represented namely, Jamaica, Australia, Slovakia, Barbados, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Denmark, and Panama. “The enthusiasm is very high among the Jamaican players. They are looking forward to it because it is a chance for them to play against top competitors from abroad,” Henry told The Gleaner.last_img read more

Taylor clocks 20.98 over 200m at Anthrick meet

first_imgClass One 800m1. Kellyann Downer (St And) 2:17.79 (R)2. Tamia McLean (XLCR) 2:20.60100m Class Two1. Lyanna Jackson (XLCR) 12.622. Shanelle Walace (Immac) 12.78100m Class One1. Richann Archer (Alpha) 12.552. Leanna Daley (XLCR) 12.62200m Class One1. Renee Shaw (XLCR) 24.592. Tatyana McKenzie (Queens) 24.64200m Class Two1. Lyanna Jackson (XLCR) 25.202. Shanele Wallace (Immac) 25.32Class One Discus1. Tavia Ranger (XLCR) 44.90m2. Kisean Palmer (XLCR) 37.20mClass Two discus1. Kimberly Lugg (XLCR) 37.49m2. SeanaKaye Weright (XLCR) 36.05MClass One High Jump1. Rushelle Jones (XLCR) 1.75m (R)2. Lorean Murray (St And) 1.70mFinal points standingsGIRLS1. Excelsior 390.52. Camperdown 2603. The queens 257.54. Immaculate 188.55. St Andrew High 147.5BOYS1. Kingston College 3512. Calabar 2913. Jamaica College 2024. Wolmer’s Boys’ 152.55. Excelsior 149.5 CALABAR High’s star athlete, Christopher Taylor, made his season debut in grand style at Thursday’s Digicel Anthrick Corporate Development meet at the UWI Usain Bolt Stadium.Taylor, who competed in the 200 metres, showed no signs of rust from a long lay off as he clocked an impressive 20.98 seconds to win the Class One boys 200 metres.Coming into the meet, there were several question marks over Taylor, but his time showed he is close to his best form. He has now qualified for next Saturday’s Digicel Grand Prix finals at National Stadium. Joining him in the final is Excelsior High’s Andel Miller was second in 21.21.More than 20 records were broken at the meet with several coming in the Grand Prix events.Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson sent a strong message to his rivals after smashing the Class Two 800 metres mark. Running on his won for most of the way, Farquharson set a new record of 1:52.92 clipping almost five seconds off the old mark of 1:57.49 which was set last year. Kingston College’s (KC) Aryamanya Rodgers also advanced to the finals of the event. He won his heat in a moderate 1:58.07 to be second overall.Calabar’s other qualifiers on the track in Grand Prix events were Shemar Chambers (48.61) and Anthony Carpenter (48.92) first and second respectively in the Class One boys 400m. Nicquaine Henry (49.26) was first in the Class Two 400m, ahead of KC’s Shantamoi Brown (50.69).Michael Stevens (10.78) was runner-up to Excelsior High’s Malique Scott who clocked the same time in the 100m.KC, who retained the Corporate Area title, also had several qualifiers especially in field events. The field qualifiers were led by Carey McLeod who broke the Class One long jump record with a new mark of 7.29 metres. He is joined in the finals by St George’s College’s Alexander Thompson with 6.99m for second.KC were first and second in Class Two long jump. Shaquille Lowe won with a new record of 7.04m to edge out teammate, Wayne Pinnock (7.03m).Mitchell Bailey (KC) took the Class One high jump with 1.90m ahead of Calabar’s Richard Campbell, second with 1.85m. Zico Campbell took the discus Class One with a throw of 52.58m ahead of Excelsior High’s Phillip Bennett (50.75m). Kemoy Cockett (KC) was second in the Class Two event with 43.82m, behind winner, Shadane Adamson of Calabar with 43.95 metres.Excelsior High were dominant in the girls’ Grand Prix events. The following are the Grand Prix events in which they finished among the top two.SELECTED RESULTSlast_img read more

English football club Lewes FC commits to pay male, female players equally

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission The club launched a campaign, Equality FC, with a video stating, “How do you tell your daughter that even if she shows the same skills, the same commitment, trains just as hard and cares just as much, she’s always going to be valued less than her little brother?”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’According to The Guardian, the club’s director Jacquie Agnew said, “By committing to paying our women’s and men’s teams equally, and providing equal resource for coaching, training and facilities, we hope to spark a change across the U.K. that will help put an end to the excuses for why such a deep pay disparity has persisted in our sport.”“Together with our owners, donors and sponsors, Lewes FC can show that equal pay can be implemented to the benefit of both women and men in sport and beyond,” she said in the report. #KicksStalker: Lonzo Ball swaps his ZO2s for a pair of Kobes Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Image: Facebook/@LewesFCLewes FC, a semi-professional football club based in England, announced that it would pay both its men’s and women’s teams equally.The East Sussex club hopes to bridge the disparity that women face in sports by providing the same budget, equipment and facilities to both sides.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Women’s first-team manager John Donoghue said, “This sends a powerful signal to not only our players and our club, but to the whole U.K. football community that women’s football deserves an equal voice and support to men’s.”Lewes FC’s women’s team plays in the third level of the Football Association, the Premier League Southern Division.In the men’s English football league, the men’s team plays in the eighth level, the Isthmian League Division One South. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Women accuse US soccer federation of wage discriminationADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer PH women’s football team qualifies for Asian CupIncome inequality between Filipino women and men remains—WB studySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano There were mixed reports that came out months leading to the prestigious event that Gilas would also be playing its Cadet team in Beirut, since the event does not fall into the hectic Qualifying process of the World Cup 2019 in China.Chito Narvasa, the PBA commissioner, confirmed this development in a teleconference on Tuesday morning, saying that it is “the board’s priority to be involved and to be able to help the Gilas program.”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 PBA, its coaches in particular, were just informed of the schedule (of the Gilas events), which is important to all of them,” said Narvasa.The PBA had also moved the opening of its next season to December this year to be able to accommodate the National Five in the WC Qualifying that starts in November. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas will have the team it wants for the Fiba Asia Championship next month, this, after the PBA’s board of governors agreed to lend its top players to the national team.This means that the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are now available for inclusion to the squad that will try to regain Asian supremacy in the August 8-20 event in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Top talents now available for Gilas as PBA opens next season in December Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Also because of this development, the PBA will make last-minute adjustments in the Governors’ Cup schedule. The season-ending conference opens Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 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 respitelast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Jordan 11 ‘Concord’ set for 2018 return

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano And in 2018, a piece of history is set to return of the same sneaker that Jordan wore in 1995-1996 regular season.As per SoleCollector.com, the “Concord” 11s will hit shelves in November of 2018 with a rumored change in the heel with the no.45 getting featured instead of the no.23 that was found in the last retro release.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe “Concord” 11s first released in 1995, in Jordan’s first full season after he played baseball, and were given retro release in 2000 and 2011.A similar colorway was released in 2006 but had a gold Jumpman instead of a black one and was part of the Defining Moments Pack that came together with a pair of black-gold Air Jordan 7s.center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mayweather says he ‘carried’ McGregor through 10 rounds, rips De La Hoya in new rant Terry Keigher (L) and Steve Ryan look at autographed shoes worn by Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan in the 1996 playoffs at an auction of Bulls memorabilia 12 April at the Solheim Center in Chicago. Each pair of the size 13s sold for $6,500, with the proceeds benefitting Charitabulls, the team’s charity wing. AFP PHOTO/Tim ZIELENBACH AFP / AFP PHOTO / TIM ZIELENBACHIt’s been more than 20 years since Michael Jordan made his return to basketball, and yet the shockwaves still permeate two decades in.Be it in his mere image alone, the video highlights, or the shoes, the legacy of his Airness lives on.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao’s next bout: Where, when, vs who, how?

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Austria excited for Standhardinger arrival, but focused on PH Cup bid for now LATEST STORIES Veteran promoter Bob Arum said he would seek to match Horn against the sensational Terence Crawford of Omaha, possibly next April. Arum said Pacquiao could be pitted against the winner between Horn and Crawford.It’s however unclear if Pacquiao is still under contract with Arum.As one pundit noted, the only sure thing about Pacquiao is that he will turn 39 on Sunday.Happy Birthday, and the best of luck Senator Pacquiao, sir!(SURE HIT: There’s a big art affair tomorrow that promises to be a sure hit. The coffee table book “SARI-SARI: The Art of ANTONIO AUSTRIA,” will be launched at the Finale Art File, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound , 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati. The classy colorful volume comes with a foreword by Dr. Jaime C. Laya. Doors open at 6 p.m.)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A Pacquiao fight in Mexico would be a ready sell-out, said Beltran. He said Mexican fans have all these years been craving to watch Pacquiao live.Pacquiao has clashed with a slew of Mexican ring greats, namely Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Antonio Margarito. He had a four-fight series with Marquez, who punctuated the colorful rivalry with a cold stoppage of Pacquiao in December 2012. Beltran said that if Pacquiao ever sees action in Mexico, it should be next April.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 folkNothing really clear there, although Pacquiao has earlier announced his plan to make a comeback in April.Truth is there has been nothing certain about the boxing plans of Sen. Pacquiao since his controversial exit as WBO welterweight champion in Brisbane last July. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Manny Pacquiao AFP FILE PHOTOSeñor Fernando Beltran, amiable top international boxing promoter, has announced his plan to bring Manny Pacquiao to his hometown Mexico.“Mexico deserves to see him, nothing clear but we’re making the attempt,” Beltran explained, adding there has been initial negotiation.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He pulled out of a transacted rematch with his conqueror Jeff Horn, thereby leaving everybody wondering what he’s up to, or where he would be fighting next.Before the Mexican announcement, Pacquiao floated the idea of clashing with mixed martial arts standout Conor McGregor. Pacquiao called out McGregor by sending a Thanksgiving greeting for the Irish star to “keep fit my friend.”In a recent trip to mainland China, Pacquiao’s announcement that he could be fighting in Beijing was received with thundering applause.Didn’t he also try to bring his aborted rematch with Horn to Manila, after allegedly being promised support by famous friends that included President Duterte?Meanwhile, Horn has made a successful defense of his WBO welterweight crown in Brisbane by scoring an 11th round stoppage of Englishman Gary Corcoran on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

Kudarat teen leads Pacman Cup q’fiers

first_imgGENERAL SANTOS CITY—Reymar Brillo of Sultan Kudarat made sure Zaldy Ricopuerto of Malungon, Sarangani, was gone in 14 seconds during the Mindanao leg of the Philippine Sports Commission-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at Robinsons Place here.Brillo, 18, viciously pummeled his 56-kg opponent with solid combinations to the head right from the opening bell,forcing the referee to stop the carnage after Ricopuerto dropped to the canvas.ADVERTISEMENT “My coach told me to knock him out immediately if I can,’’ said Brillo, who had already fought close to a hundred bouts.Fighting in the ring since he was 9, Brillo has received offers to turn professional.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“I’ll think about it,’’ said Brillo. “My focus now is to train hard.”He will move to the Mindanao quarterfinals with eight others in Kidapawan City in February next year. MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jimmy Cubay, Brillo’s coach, said his protege could fight in international meets.One of Cubay’s wards, Carolyn Calungsod, is already with the women’s national squad.“Reymar is brave and has the strength,” said Cubay.The Philippine Sports Institute and Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines also backed the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Read Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers over Nets 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Demchenko won silver in men’s luge and as part of the team relay. Also banned was Tatiana Ivanova, who was also part of the team relay.They were among the last 11 rulings on the 46 current doping cases reviewed by the IOC. Lugers from Italy, Germany, Latvia and Canada are set to be upgraded in the medals.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 folkThe International Luge Federation had no immediate comment about the IOC decisions. FIL President Josef Fendt said in recent weeks that he believes the Russians sliding now are clean — a comment that was appreciated by Demchenko, who is now a coach within the Russian federation.“On one page, it makes you question everything that their entire program has done,” said 2014 Olympic women’s bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of the U.S., whose medal placing will not be affected by Friday’s decisions. “At the same time, I beat a lot of them. So you know what? It didn’t work. And in that sense it’s extra-satisfying. But questions it all, not just the Olympics, and that stinks.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bolts turn back Elite In this file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. APLAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping, and luge has now been touched by the scandal for the first time.Albert Demchenko, a luger who won two silver medals at the Sochi Games, was among 11 athletes disqualified by the International Olympic Committee on Friday (Saturday Manila time) and banned from the games for life.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Luge officials have maintained that their sport is clean, even while bobsled and skeleton — the other Olympic sliding sports — have been dealing with the aftereffects of the state-sponsored Sochi doping program for some time. Russia has lost two bobsled gold medals from Sochi in the IOC decisions on doping, a gold medal in skeleton, a bronze in women’s skeleton and now two silvers from luge.“We’ve heard for so long that luge doesn’t have a problem and everything’s fine and blah blah blah,” Hamlin said. “And now everything’s going to be questioned.”Two cross-country skiers disqualified Friday, Nikita Kryukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, already lost team event medals in recent weeks when other Russians were disqualified.Of the 46 hearings, three athletes were cleared.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Career night by Rivers leads Clippers over Rockets

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This game lacked much of the intrigue it could have had with Chris Paul sitting out in the first meeting with his former team because of a groin injury. The nine-time All-Star spent the last six seasons with the Clippers before a blockbuster trade brought him to the Rockets this summer. Patrick Beverley, who was the highest-profile Rocket involved in the trade, also missed the game while recovering from knee surgery.The Rockets were without two starters, with center Clint Capela missing a second straight game because of a bruised left heel. The Clippers have been dealing with injuries all season after losing Beverley for the season in November and playing without All-Star Blake Griffin for the last 12 games because of a knee injury.The Clippers, who trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, were up by nine after a dunk by Sam Dekker with about seven minutes remaining. Harden led Houston with five points during a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 108-106 with about 4 1/2 minutes left.Los Angeles led by two entering the fourth quarter, and Lou Williams made three 3-pointers in just over a minute to power a 9-2 run that 101-93 with about eight minutes left.Houston led by 12 early in the third quarter before the Clippers used a 10-2 run, with the last five points from Rivers, to cut the lead to 71-67 with 8 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Eric Gordon made a 3-pointer after that before Los Angeles made the next seven points. Rivers led the team in that span, too, scoring the last five points to tie it at 74 with about five minutes left in the third.Houston had the next six points before the Clippers used a 10-2 spurt, capped by consecutive 3s from Williams to take their first lead of the game, 84-82.Harden made all of his free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer to put Houston back out front, but C.J. Williams added a 3 for the Clippers at the buzzer to leave them up 87-85 entering the fourth quarter.Houston led 65-52 at halftime after Harden made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan dunks against the Houston Rockets in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APHOUSTON — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 36 points with six 3-pointers, and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers withstood James Harden’s second straight 51-point performance to beat the Houston Rockets 128-118 on Friday (Saturday Manila time).The Rockets, who had a 14-game winning streak snapped by the Lakers on Wednesday, lost consecutive games for just the second time this season and the first since Oct. 28 and 30.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ellington ties career-best with 28 as Heat top Mavs Rivers made a 3-pointer with just under three minutes to play that pushed the lead to 117-111. Ryan Anderson made two free throws for Houston before C.J. Williams added a layup for the Clippers.Former Rocket Lou Williams, who had 32 points off the bench, then made his fourth 3-pointer of the quarter after that to make it 122-113 before a turnover by Harden spurred coach Mike D’Antoni to call a timeout.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 folkRivers made another 3-pointer after the timeout and Harden made a layup before fouling out a few seconds later. He received a technical for arguing about the call and was ejected from the game.It was Harden’s third 50-point game this season. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Church wedding serves as an inspiration for Barroca

first_imgLATEST STORIES For the past five games, Marc Barroca was quite passive in the offensive end for Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “I think that was one of my motivation because I’ve been waiting for so long for a church wedding,” said Barroca, who is set have a church wedding on February 12. in Filipino at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “So I really offered this game and the Best Player award for our wedding.”Barroca, technically, is already married to his wife Ruselle but the two are yet to exchange vows in front of a minister.The point guard said he and Ruselle have been together for six years already and he took the time to prepare for their church ceremony, which would be a celebration of their anniversary.He added that it was better to have the wedding two days before Valentine’s Day because “no one might attend the ceremony.”ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Racela admits TNT failed to prepare for Barroca, Melton OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson His only double-digit scoring game came against Phoenix in the Hotshots’ 97-91 victory and, prior to meeting TNT Saturday, was averaging a dismal 5.17 points a game.Barroca, though, stepped it up against the KaTropa, scoring a conference-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting as he led the Hotshots to a 91-83 win.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 wasn’t just the need to fill in for the injured Paul Lee, who suffered a left ankle sprain in the third quarter, that lit a fire under him.What made a difference is an upcoming life-changing event in his life. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more