The Wright View | The JAAA’s vote and our Sunshine Girls

first_img Vote white At the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) special Congress, attended by Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake and secretary Garth Gayle, president Sebastian Coe asked the invitees to vote on a proposal to reform the IAAF, an organisation that has been under fire recently amid charges of corruption, which included an investigation by the police into activities of its previous president: Lamine Diack. As I understand it, there were three proposals to consider. The first was to make sure that more women were involved in the high echelons of the IAAF. Second, there would be term limits on the president and council members, and third, there will be an integrity unit to handle doping cases of international athletes, which would also see the speeding up of the disciplinary process. One hundred and ninety two delegates voted. This voting process for the very first time was not secret! The process had delegate votes recorded. Those voting to agree to the reform proposals recorded as “green”. Those against the proposal were recorded as “pink” and those with no opinion being recorded as “white”. One hundred and eighty two delegates supported the reform proposals. Ten delegates didn’t. There is information being circulated that Jamaica’s vote was recorded as ‘white’. Could this be true? Why would Jamaica not support these reform proposals? What objection could there possibly be against, more women in positions of authority in the IAAF? What objection could there be to term limits for the president and council members, and what objection could there be to having an integrity unit to handle cases of doping cases of International athletes and to oversee the speeding up of the disciplinary process? I do believe that if the Jamaican delegation did indeed vote ‘white’, then the public of this country deserves an explanation. We are well aware of the extraordinarily long time that it takes disciplinary processes against our international stars who are accused of running afoul of doping regulations to come to a conclusion. This creates unusual and unfortunate pressure on the athlete involved, who if innocent must be very interested in clearing his/her name in the shortest possible time. I am confident that there must be a very good reason why Jamaica’s vote was recorded as ‘white’ and not ‘green’. I am requesting ‘transparency’ as outlined by the IAAF president, who defended the decision to publicise the voting preference of delegates as the new transparency in the running of the organisation. Hopefully similar sentiments exist in the recently re-elected hierarchy of the JAAA. After the defeat of Jamaica by Malawi in a recent International netball, competition and a public spat between the president of netball Jamaica and one of its star players, there has been talk, of the “demise” of local netball since the retirement of long-time president Marva Bernard. This column has also been critical of coaching decisions that seem bereft of ideas when the game plan going into a game does not appear to be working. Well, Jamaica sent a relatively young team to England; (ranked third in the world) to play three Tests. After an opening win of 66-49, our Sunshine Girls succumbed in the second match to lose 63-50. England made the necessary adjustments and won the match decisively. However, in the final and deciding game of the series (attended by over 4000 fans) Jamaica, after leading 29-23 at half time overcame a late rally from England in the third quarter to win the match 64-57. Jamaica’s coaching staff and players made the necessary adjustments to their game to defeat a strong England team. Congratulations are definitely in order. Could this be the “turning of the corner” when Jamaica ceases to be sometimes third most times fourth, or was this just an aberration? Only time will tell. Let us support this new “vibe” in the camp, and urge our Sunshine Girls to “move on up”!last_img read more

Tough cross-examination – Spencer now awaits fate; Panel to announce decision on June 15; Athlete’s attorney confident

first_img While giving her account of what transpired on the day in question – April 27, 2016, Spencer argued that she was never approached by JADCO testers, who had turned up at her then training base at Stadium East. She insisted that the group, led by Sample Collection and Testing manager Tajae Smith, had all opportunity to notify her of their intention to take a urine sample from her for testing purposes. Spencer further noted that she was later informed by her manager, Marvin Anderson, that the JADCO officials wanted a sample from her, while she was driving home from training, close to two hours after the JADCO team had arrived at Stadium East. The athlete continued by telling the panel that upon hearing from Anderson, she then started to make her way back to Stadium East before receiving another call from Anderson, where she was instructed to meet at the JADCO office in Half-Way Tree instead. There, she met executive director of the anti-doping watchdogs, Carey Brown, along with her then coach Bert Cameron and fellow teammate Riker Hylton, who is also facing similar charges. Close friend and training partner Christine Day was also with her at the time. Robinson, however, sought to establish that Spencer’s witness statement, and particularly her argument that she was never notified by the JADCO officials that she was needed for testing, while at Stadium East, was not truthful, raising and pointing to several conflictions between her original statement and her account before the panel. In her defence, Spencer pointed out that she simply did not remember some of the details of the day given that the incident occurred a year ago. Greene, who also called to the stand Spencer’s friend for over a decade and training partner Christine Day, Jonique Day, as well as the athlete’s former coach Bert Cameron, who JADCO sought to argue had told Spencer that she was to be tested – a point which was denied by the coach, underscored his assessment of the hearing. “All of them (JADCO officials) admitted under oath – Mr Carey Brown, Tajae Smith and Wilmot Rowe – all admitted that she was never notified under the WADA international standards under Article 5. Notification is when the period begins when the athlete is required to remain for testing. They all admitted that she was never notified by anyone from JADCO and that was clear in their testimony,” Greene said. “We are hopeful; you always have to be hopeful. Certainly, the panel is a world-class panel, and we are happy with the way things went, and we appreciate the opportunity to be heard so quickly. The hearing is over and will be done on a timetable that will allow Ms Spencer to come back and compete at nationals and have a chance to go to Worlds. Assuming we win and even if we don’t prevail, we will have an opportunity to go to CAS and seek a stay which would allow her to compete at nationals, also so we are thankful for that timetable,” added Greene. The other members of the panel are Herron Dale and Dr Donovan Calder. Brown, Smith and Rowe, along with Spencer, were all heard on Monday’s opening day of the hearing. NEVER APPROACHED Jamaica’s Olympic 400-metre hurdler Kaliese Spencer will know her fate in just about a month’s time after her anti-doping rules violation hearing was wrapped up at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday, where the athlete faced a testing 90-minute cross-examination. Four witnesses were called before the Kent Gammon-chaired Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, which will present its decision on June 15, 2017 following the second day of proceedings into the matter. Written submissions are scheduled to be presented on June 2, 2017. Spencer is facing a four-year ban. Spencer, who is alleged to have violated article 2.3 of the JADCO Anti-doping Rules 2015, which speaks to “evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection”, was placed under the microscope by Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) attorney Lackston Robinson, who sought to point out several discrepancies in the athlete’s witness statement, while seemingly bringing her credibility into question. However, Spencer’s attorney Paul Greene was quick to underline after the hearing that JADCO failed to establish that Spencer was properly notified that she was required for testing, adding that he was happy with the timelines established going forward, which he notes will give the athlete a chance to compete at the National Championships with an eye on a World Championships spot.last_img read more

Macaraya on loss to Lyceum: We gave them everything we got

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya doesn’t regret anything after the Golden Stags’ disappointing 78-73 loss to Lyceum in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.“That was everything that we could’ve given, and that was the gameplan,” said Macaraya in Filipino. “We let them shoot from outside but they made those shots.”ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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 ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIES Munsayac unsure of severity of ankle sprain Despite the loss, Macaraya was still proud of his team’s effort and for sticking to the gameplan he prepared against the Pirates.“I’m very proud of my team because they didn’t give up, they fought until the very end,” said Macaraya whose team slipped to a 1-2 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I really can’t say anything bad against my team because they played good defense.”San Sebastian’s scheme worked for the most part as the Pirates attempted just 14 shots at the basket with seven going in.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’Lyceum’s offense came mostly from jumpers with the Pirates converting 19 of their 45 attempts, but the final jump shot was the one that took out the Golden Stags.Jesper Ayaay caught a pass from Reymar Caduyac and hit a gut-wrenching triple from the left corner with 26 seconds left that gave Lyceum a 77-70 lead. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Metta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for Gilas

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The former Lakers star, who is in town thanks to the efforts of SnippetMedia, shared that his son is working on his game in hopes of one day getting a nod to join Gilas Pilipinas, even going to as far as applying for a Philippine passport before he turned 16.READ: Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food cravingFEATURED 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’“My son has been coming over to the Philippines and he’s very motivated. He’s working very hard. He’s going to be a senior next year. He’s very good academically and he got an offer from Yale and a lot of Ivy League schools. He can also play in Division I college also so he’s a very smart kid,” the NBA legend said.The younger Artest, who is a 6-foot-1 guard, is currently studying at Beverly Hills High School in California and is about to graduate in 2018. 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 gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos 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 AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated READ: Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact But World Peace knows that his son’s path to the national team—or any team for that matter—won’t be easy just because he’s the son of the former Ron Artest.“I told him it doesn’t mean that you’re my son is that you can play basketball in America, or you can play anywhere in the world and you’ll get to the team. You have to earn it,” he said. “And he’s working really hard. I’m so proud of him and I hope it all works out. He definitely wants to be on the team.”RELATED VIDEO Teen gunned down in Masbate ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as hercenter_img Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFor Metta World Peace, having his Fil-American son Jeron Artest don the Philippine colors will be one of his biggest achievements considering that he has never been called up for national team duty.“I was never invited to play to the Olympics. They said that they don’t need a player like myself for the team. That was tough for me because I wanted to play in the Olympics. So anytime your kid gets a chance to play for the national team, I do feel like it’s special. To play for the national team is really something different,” he said on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Philippines scores gold in lawn bowls men’s fours

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The PH athletics team had a late gold-medal spurt Wednesday to save the Philippines’ campaign from a goldless day. The team composed of Emmanuel Portacio, Curte Robert Guarin, Leoncio Carreon Jr., and Ronald Lising bested host Malaysia 16-14 in the championship round. 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’Thailand, meanwhile, took home the bronze in the men’s fours. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READcenter_img Unlike its fate on Wednesday, the Philippines pinned down a gold medal early on Thursday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. The Filipinos struck gold in the men’s fours event of the lawn bowls tournament in Kuala Lumpur for the country’s 11th medal so far. ADVERTISEMENT McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Mayweather? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s in store for your animal sign this year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) What’s in store for your animal sign this year Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Cavs ‘re-evaluating’ Irving-Thomas swap following post-trade physical—report View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Vietnam ruled the event with 8.43, while Thailand was second with 8.37.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former world champion Rani Ortega hugged the three jins, whom she had mentored after the scores were flashed on the screen of the KLCC Hall 1.It was a big relief for the Philippine taekwondo team here as Malaysian competitors were getting scores deemed too high for their performances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We didn’t play like we are the defending champion. We still worked on it like this was our first time,” said Dustin.Dustin and Raphael won the same event in 2013 with a different teammate, and the 2015 edition with Reyes in tow. MOST READ The Philippine poomsae team of (L to R) Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Enrico Mella performs its routine in the finals of men’s poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines scored a gold medal in taekwondo men’s team poomsae via defending champion Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. Saturday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday.Completing a routine with grace and snap, the Philippines accumulated 8.40 points to overcome title favorite Malaysia (8.34).ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “I said to myself I will avenge my defeat,” said a teary-eyed Reyes after it was clear that they won the gold. Malaysia was second and Indonesia was third (8.04).Reyes, earlier, vied for gold but ended up with bronze in the men’s individual event which the Malaysian took.The trio won bronze in the World Championships in 2014 before bagging the 2015 SEA Games gold in Singapore.“We are very happy because we worked very hard for it,” said Dustin who along with the team also won bronze in the 2016 World Championships in Peru and this year’s Korea Open.The women’s team of Jocel Lyn Ninobla, Rinna Babanto and Juvenille Faye Crisostomo in poomsae won bronze in the event with a score of 8.27.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Fatigue not a concern for Brownlee after playing extended minutes

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Game 5 at PH Arena sets attendance record in PBA Finals game Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Brownlee didn’t mind having to play longer minutes.“We did great as a team so I didn’t have to exert a lot of energy. As a collective group, we did a great job,” said Brownlee, after logging 46 minutes.Brownlee also said that at this stage, fatigue is the least of his concerns.“I’m ready to play whatever [minutes I need] to win a championship. It doesn’t matter at this point,” he said.“One more to go. The job is not done. The only thing we’ve done is win three games. We haven’t won a championship. I’m sure we’re going to be fired up Wednesday and we’ll be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And on Sunday, Cone did just that by extending the minutes of his import Justin Brownlee and chief playmaker LA Tenorio.“We had to extend those guys,” Cone said. “What are we saving them for? We got Monday and Tuesday to rest before we play on Wednesday. I told Justin during one of the timeouts, ‘Justin, you ain’t gonna sit down here in the second half.’”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“We didn’t think (Allen) Durham was gonna sit down, so Justin wasn’t gonna sit down, so might as well not save yourself.”The move paid dividends for Cone as Brownlee dropped 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block, while Tenorio delivered 17 markers, six boards, and four dimes in Ginebra’s 85-74 victory over Meralco to move a win away from retaining its title. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Sol Mercado’s injury has truly thrown a wrench into Barangay Ginebra’s rotation for the rest of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.Without the speedy guard, Ginebra coach Tim Cone knew he needed to improvise.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Tennell completes near-perfect skate to win national title

first_imgBradie Tennell, foreground, poses after winning the women’s free skate event with second place finisher Mirai Nagasu, left, third place finisher Karen Chen, second from right, and fourth place finisher Ashley Wagner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rising star Bradie Tennell’s near-perfect free skate Friday night earned her a national title and almost certainly a spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics.Tennell was spotless in the short program two days ago, then as the final skater in the long program she didn’t miss a trick under tremendous pressure. Her top competitors, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, already had put down superb routines.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lyle scores career-high 26 as Nuggets beat Jazz 99-91 “I just had to keep calm and focus on what I knew I could do,” Tennell said. “There’s the initial butterflies, but I kind of start to lose myself and keep going.“It’s indescribable to me.”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 folkNagasu, U.S. champ 10 years ago, capped a sensationally sweet comeback with a flowing performance to finish second, virtually assuring a spot in next month’s Olympics — a berth she was denied four years ago by the selection committee. That position for Sochi was given to Ashley Wagner, who had finished fourth, one spot behind Nagasu, but had a better overall record.Chen, the defending champion, was third and Wagner was fourth. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The three women headed to the Pyeongchang Games will be announced Saturday.After overpowering the entry and two-footing the triple axel that no other American woman tries, Nagasu hit six triple jumps, including a loop in the final seconds of a stirring program. She was so moved by her performance that she broke out in tears and covered her face, trying to gain control of the emotions that often had betrayed her in critical moments.She was still crying in, appropriately, the kiss and cry area when the marks showed Nagasu she had shattered her personal best by nearly 20 points with a 213.84.Chen’s big season last year had not translated into achievement this campaign. She put those struggles to an icy death with a superb showing that had one flaw toward the end. She, too, was overcome by tears for a 198.59 score.Tennell made it a trio of tears with her career best of 219.51.  A long shot heading into the season, Tennell announced herself as an Olympic team threat with a third place at Skate America. Hardly ice shattering, but she ratcheted up everything for nationals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 award Wagner had the crowd going for most of her energetic routine, but a flawed lutz as her final jump was costly. She responded to the fans with a deep bow when she finished, yet was shaking her head “no” when her marks were posted.Earlier, favorites Maia and Alex Shibutani outdistanced their top competition in the short dance. The free dance is Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

PBA now ‘letting players play’

first_imgUnification bout: Joshua won’t take Parker’s drug-cheat bait 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 “Now, we’re letting the players play, provided they play within the rules,” said technical director Eric Castro.READ: Mamaril says ‘physicality’ in Aces-B.Pier series an ‘acting job’Castro cleared the PBA is not going back to the days when they it incorporated the no-harm, no-foul rule.“We’re not going back to that. We’re just trying to incorporate everything that works,” said Castro. “Like I told the players, we’re going to let you play because that’s what the fans want, but we’re not going to allow you to hurt each other.”“Basketball is a physical game and players will bang bodies but what we don’t want is for them to hurt one another.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “One of the things we told the referees is to be firm when they make calls especially when they’re sure of it to keep them from reviewing plays too often,” Marcial said in Filipino during the PSA Forum Wednesday at Tapa King Farmers Market at Araneta Center in Cubao.READ: ‘Marcial law’: Belga, Brondial first to swap fines for community serviceFEATURED 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 folkAmong the ways to keep the games going are resumptions after a dead ball are quicker and so are player substitutions.As far as the officiating goes, the players are given more room to operate. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPBA Officer-In-Charge Willie Marcial said the league has now become lenient when it comes to the physicality during games.Apart from that, Marcial said games are also played at a faster rate since he filled in as interim commissioner following the resignation of Chito Narvasa last month.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Wright delivers as Phoenix clips TNT

first_imgMOST 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track As deadline nears, can Cavaliers find deal to make a difference? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESMatthew Wright made big plays down the stretch to lift Phoenix over TNT, 74-72, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Wright hit the game-tying 3-pointer, 72-all, with 44.1 seconds left before setting up Doug Kramer for the game-winning basket with 3.0 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Anthony Semerad led TNT in scoring with 12 points while Roger Pogoy had 10.It was bad offensive night for both teams, who shot only 37% from the field.The KaTropa suffered a double whammy after losing forward Troy Rosario early in the fourth quarter after a bad fall.Rosario had to be stretchered off and was taken to the Makati Medical Center for treatment.Phoenix point guard LA Revilla also hurt himself in the first quarter after injuring his right hand. He did not return. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Interestingly, Phoenix head coach Louie Alas revealed Wright’s clutch triple and Kramer’s go-ahead bucket were off a similar play.“Originally, it’s the same play as the previous play where Matt made the three points,” said Alas, whose squad overcame a double-digit lead in the second half. “But I told Matt that they will stay home on you so you have to read the defense they’re going to give you. It was a pick-and-pop and Wright made the good play.”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“It was his decision. He was the first option but I told Matt look for Doug if he gets doubled because Doug is going to be open.”The sharpshooting Fil-Canadian, who is celebrating his 26th birthday, finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals as the Fuel Masters notched their fourth win in eight outings to tie the KaTropa in fifth place. Kramer wound up with eight points and seven rebounds. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more