Sir Biggs to go one better

first_imgWITH the Pick-9 and Super-6s having been caught on Wednesday, both start anew on tomorrow’s mammoth 13-race programme, which commences as early as 11.15 a.m. The Pick-9 will embrace races five to 13, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from eight to 13. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a $550,000-$500,000 claiming race to be contested by seven starters over 1400 metres, including the recent winner, FORCE DE JOUR, with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for veteran trainer Robert Darby Sr. FORCE DE JOUR beat RED FLAG and EDISON over 1100 metres on January 31 in a highly competitive overnight allowance race, and now edging down to high claiming company, should tick off his eighth win from his last 11 races. ACTION MAN, who won recently, and the consistent GOLDEN BULLET, should ensure that FORCE DE JOUR is extended. RICHIE’S PIK, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Collin Blair, looks best of a moderate lot in the second race again over 1400 for maiden four-year-olds and up. The four-year-old son of War Marshall was a fast-finishing second to LAGUNA POINT over the straight course on January 1 and followed up with a fair effort behind MINY LEE on January 9. On both occasions, he was ridden by the sparingly-used jockey Phillip Parchment. Ellis could make all the difference tomorrow. LEGAL ARENA looks the obvious danger in a field of 10. SIR BIGGS, who has been knocking at the door lately, gets the nod over old rival SCAR in the third race over a mile to be contested by nine starters. SIR BIGGS, who will now be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Donovan Plummer, went under in a close finish to TURBO MACHINE CAT over 1400 metres on January 31, a race in which SCAR was just behind in third and is a danger to SIR BIGGS as a result of that performance. The last three races in the first Super-6 should be won by GOLD MINER (Omar Walker up), down in class DA JACKAL (Aaron Chatrie), and ALEXANDER with Dane Nelson aboard. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) FORCE DE HOUR/GOLDEN BULLET (2) RICHIE’S PIK/LEGAL ARENA (3) SIR BIGGS (4) GOLD MINER/ZANDRINA (5) DA JACKAL/CHEERS (6) ALEXANDER/EXPRESS TRUCKlast_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgPCB wants security guarantee ISLAMABAD (AP) : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants the Indian government to publicly guarantee security for the Pakistan team during the World Twenty20 in India. The board reacted yesterday to reported comments this week by the head of Himachal Pradesh state that he could not provide security for the Pakistan team and that its WT20 match with India should be shifted to another state. “These latest threats need to be taken seriously,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore. “Political parties (in India) like Shiv Sena, and now even the Congress, have said they will not let us play, and they are the ones creating agitation.” Khan said that he has asked the International Cricket Council to tell the Indian government it needed to issue a public statement welcoming Pakistan’s team in India. India beat UAE by nine wickets DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP): India enjoyed a romp before the Asia Cup final in accounting for the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets yesterday. The bowlers paved the way to the easy victory, restricting UAE to 81-9 in 20 overs. India took 10.1 overs to win with 82-1, and seal their fourth straight victory in the tournament. The Indians meet hosts Bangladesh in the final on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma hit 39 while Yuvraj Singh was 25 not out and hit the winning boundary. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the way for India with two for eight. Shaiman Anwar scored 43 after UAE captain Amjad Javed elected to bat first. Court dismisses Pistorius appeal JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s highest court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius’ appeal of his murder conviction, a lawyer said yesterday signalling that the former track star’s long legal battle since he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp may be drawing to a close. The ruling by the Constitutional Court clears the way for a judge to sentence the double-amputee runner for murder at a hearing scheduled for April 18. “We’ll proceed to the sentencing,” defence lawyer Andrew Fawcett said.last_img read more

Past the finishing post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results forMarch 12, 2016Track Condition: GoodWeather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. SIMPLY THE BEST PFrancis 50.02. PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 52.5 10L3. MEGATRON SEllis 53.0 1/2L4. GLYDER CBudhai 51.0 2 1/2LWIN: $94.00Final Time : 1:06.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.2,Winner : 3yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD – SUPA LEITrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : DONALD WEHBY & CLOVIS METCALFEBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $699.00 Ex: $1,267.00Trifecta: $494.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE*1. FREE RANGE DDawkins3 50.02. BIG BUCK JInnis4 51.0 3L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 3/4L4. CONNOR JPatterson4 51.0 6 1/2LWIN: $89.00PLACE: $75.00, $271.00, $135.00Final Time: 1:17.1 Splits : 23.2, 48.0Winner: 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO – PERFECT STORMTrainer: PATRICK LYNCH Owner: MICHAEL MARLOWEBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $776.00 Ex: $1,067.00D/E: $156.00Superfecta: $5,995.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $768,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 53.02. RUNNING STAR DDawkins3 50.0 9L3. FLYING MACHINE SMuir 53.0 3/4L4. MEMORY OF TS RHalledeen 55.0 2 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – CLASSY CHANELTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TEST PILOTSBred by REEVES, EVERDEEN MAXWELLQu: $123.00 Ex: $186.0D/E: $142.00Superfecta: $485.00Rolling Triple: $326.00Race 4 1820 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. GO GO TRAIN JInnis4 47.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO BebHarvey3 52.5 Neck3. TROPICALDEPRESSION JPatterson4 49.0 4 1/2L4. PAPER N LACE OnBeckford4 50.5 1 1/2LWIN: $368.00PLACE: $101.00, $66.00, $109.00Final Time: 2:01.1 Splits : 27.2, 52.4, 1:18.0, 1:45.3Winner : 6yo b mare – WESTERN CLASSIC – SHANEISHATrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner: RAYMOND TOWNSENDBred by HARRY PARSARDQu: $455.00 Ex: $1,471.00D/E: $709.00Superfecta: $25,236.00Rolling Triple: $2,018.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. MIND SET OWalker 55.02. BALLON D’OR LSteadman3 53.0 1 3/4L3. SHINE RMairs 54.0 3/4L4. STORMING DDawkins3 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $56.00Final Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.1, 1:12.3Winner : 4yo colt – BURNING MARQUE – PROUD AGAINTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Qu: $97.00 Ex: $203.00D/E: $1,122.00Superfecta: $473.00Rolling Triple: $1,656.00Race 6 2000 M (Purse $530,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE ZMeikle 54.0*2. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 *1/1 1/2L3. BRIDLED PRINCESS JPatterson4 48.5 3/4L4. SNEAK PEEK DaneNelson 52.5 2L5. MINY LEE HLewis 53.0 3 1/2L6. MEET JUSTIN HPottinger4 50.5 1/2LWIN: $1,133.00PLACE: $190.00, $67.00, $260.00Final Time : 2:15.0 Splits : 25.4, 52.4, 1:17.3, 1:44.1Winner : 4yo colt – BRIDLED QUEST – LADY BALARITrainer : LANCE P. RICHARDS Owner : MICHAEL E KENNEDYBred by GRANVILLE BYLESQu: $1,972.00 Exacta: $5,697.00D/E: $3,322.00Trifecta: $9,175.00Hit-6 carry-over : $81,047.20Rolling Triple: $56,182.00Super-6: $84,913.80Race 7 1100 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. FORCE DE JOUR JPatterson4 56.02. DREAMCOMETRUE DaneNelson 54.0 3L3. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 1 1/2L4. UNBREAKABLE BebHarvey3 52.0 3 1/2LWIN: $222.00PLACE: $232.00, $78.00, $165.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 5yo colt – SHARP HUMOR – SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner: VINCENT MAINEBred by DOUG BRANHAMQu: $476.00 Ex: $910.00D/E: $6,401.00Trifecta: $11,990.00Rolling Triple: $45,583.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 53.02. LIKE A LADY CChow 53.0 9/23. PATCH RWilson 53.5 7/2 Nose*4. HELLO LADY SEllis 53.0 2 1/2L5. IGNITION OMullings 53.0 1LLate scratch : #5 EXECUTIVE CHARMWIN: $141.00PLACE: $77.00, $142.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – THE GOLDEN ONETrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : NICHOLAS WEHBYBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $443.00 Ex: $642.00D/E: $574.00Trifecta: $4,450.00Hi-5: $1,216.00Rolling Triple : (7-4-4) $27,455.00Pick-4 : $708,800.00RODERICK “PILOT” FRANCIS MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $650,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE NOV.12(Sponsored by B & D TRAWLING LTD).1. EL CLIENTE LSteadman3 54.02. EUSEBIA BebHarvey3 51.0 6L3. BURNING MEDIC AndrePowell4 52.0 2L4. REIGN OVER ALL RHalledeen 54.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $182.00PLACE: $105.00, $69.00, $138.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.4Winner : 6yo b horse – SEEKING THE GLORY – RHYTHMICAL RAINTrainer: ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MERCURIALBred by CARL CHANG & PETER CHUCKQu: $323.00 Exacta: $513.00D/E: $415.00Superfecta: $4,549.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. BIG MISTAKE AndrePowell4 51.02. DUTCHESS URIEL LSteadman3 53.5 11 1/2L3. GUAVA GROUND RWilson 54.0 1 1/4L4. URBAN PRINCIPAL OBennett 56.0 1 1/4L5. ZOOMIN RLahoe 52.5 1 1/4LDNF: #7 ZANDRINA AMartin 54.0 2/1Late scratch : #2 DANCEHALL SWEET, #13 TAMARAQWIN: $139.00PLACE: $81.00, $69.00, $473.00Final Time: 0:59.3 Splits: 22.4, 46.2Winner : 3yo b colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – PECCADILLOTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $394.00 Ex: $641.00D/E: $988.00 (3-2) $166.00Trifecta: $368,520.00Hi-5 carry-over : $62,630.75Rolling Triple: $1,528.00PlacePot 8: $1,623.00CHAIRMAN’S TROPHYRace 11 1500 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. FRANFIELD DaneNelson 52.5*2. SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 1 1/4L3. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 57.0 4 1/2L4. CAMPESINO PFrancis 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $252.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 23.2, 45.0Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – SUPA LEITrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner: ELITE BLOODSTOCK LIMITEDBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $251.00 Ex: $978.00D/E: $1,244.00Trifecta: $3,080.00Rolling Triple: $6,526.00Race 12 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. ZEEVA AChatrie 52.5*2. AGAKHAN RHalledeen 54.0 1L3. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 1/2L4. ROCKETEER JInnis4 48.0 1/2L5. JUNIOR DON RLahoe 54.0 1 1/2LWIN: $571.00PLACE: $232.00, $90.00, $538.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 45.4Winner : 5yo b filly – SHUFFLING MADDNES – LADY SARKATrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : MR.PHWBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,351.00 Ex: $2,476.00D/E: $4,479.00Trifecta: $117,350.00Hi-5 carry-over : $213,378.75Rolling Triple: $25,181.00Pick-4: $95,464.00Super-6: $526,663.90Pick-9: $53,992.00; $616.50Carry-over: $3,653,250.30last_img read more

Beijing Blast II

first_imgStates. However, it was Shubenkov’s event to win as the Russian was flawless en route to victory.Omar McLeod, who wound up sixth in 13.18, is a promising prospect in the hurdles and should take heart that he would have learnt some significant lessons in Beijing, which should bode well for the future.Janieve Russell is another promising prospect for Jamaica. The quarter-mile hurdler entered the final with the more accomplished Kaliese Spencer expected to challenge for the title. This was not to be, but Russell, running blindly from the outside, delivered brilliantly to finish just outside the medals for a fourth place with a big PB of 54.64.Kimberley Williams (season’s best) 14.55-metre and Fredrick Dacres – 64.22m represented well in the triple jump for women and the discus throw for men, respectively. Their efforts placed them at fifth and seventh in the world; no mean feat!Kudos to O’Dayne Richards for delivering bronze in the men’s shot put. It is projected that his trophy cupboard will fill up pretty quickly and that 22 metres will come by next season. Anticipate great things come Rio 2016.FastestRusheen McDonald became the fastest Jamaican of all time in the 400m. He started things off by going sub-44 seconds in the heats on the second morning of competition, leading off the greatest first round in the history of men’s one-lap racing, in a new national record of 43.93.While Peter Matthews, McDonald and Javon Francis did not advance beyond the semi-final round, the male quarter-milers showed that they are on the upsurge. But once again, in the closing event of the IAAF World Championships, the men’s 4x400m relay, Javon ‘Donkeyman’ Francis was called to produce a heroic performance.He duly obliged for his country and did not disappoint spectators, as this time around he produced the performance of the final day in a battle that kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very last fractions of the race.With the USA’s LaShawn Merritt and Trinidad and Tobago’s World Junior champion, Machel Cedenio, combating for the lead, Francis, who received the baton in fifth place, overtook the more fancied athletes and kept going. Victory would give Jamaica a clean sweep of the relays, a feat which the nation has never achieved in spite of its illustrious track and field heritage.While the mission was not fully accomplished, Francis, who became known as a national “brave man” in Moscow two years ago when still a teenager, he split 44.00 as an anchor to bring his country the silver medal. This time, he couldn’t maintain his surge and as the leading sprinters entered the home stretch he started to fade.Francis, whose 43.52 split was the fastest of the championships, fought like no other Jamaican, and won the hearts of the Chinese spectators, only to be edged for the bronze by Great Britain’s team captain Martyn Rooney.The Jamaican and the Briton simultaneously leaned for the line, both teams given the time of 2:58.51, but Rooney was adjudged to be just ahead on the photo finish, winning the bronze by four-thousandth of a second.last_img read more

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgSATURDAY, OCTOBER 3AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1WATFORD 1GOALS:-BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 28. WATFORD: IGHALO 45.Glenn Murray scored his first goal for Bournemouth and wasted the chance to secure a victory for the Cherries. Murray headed in from a Matt Ritchie cross, but an error by Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc gifted an equaliser for Odion Ighalo. Etienne Capoue’s foul on Adam Smith offered Murray another chance but his spot-kick was pushed away by Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes.ASTON VILLA 0 STOKE CITY 1GOAL: STOKE: 55.Aston Villa dropped into the relegation zone after extending a poor run that has produced just one point from a possible 21. Their sixth loss in that spell was delivered by Marko Arnautovic, who also had an effort ruled out for offside. The Stoke midfielder exploited a huge gap in the Villa defence to claim the winner early in the second half.CHELSEA 1 SOUTHAMPTON 3GOALS: CHELSEA: WILLIAN 10. SOUTHAMPTON: DAVIS 43;MANE 60; PELLE 72.The crisis at Stamford Bridge continues after Southampton came from behind to win there for the first time since 2002. The Premier League champions took an early lead through Willian’s free-kick – his fourth in four games. But Steven Davis equalised before Sadio Mane added a second. Graziano PellÈ’s angled finish sealed victory for Southampton.CRYSTAL PALACE 2 WESTBROMWICH ALBION 0GOALS: PALACE: BOLASIE 68; CABAYE PEN 89.Crystal Palace continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable victory over West Bromwich Albion. Yannick Bolasie opened the scoring midway through the second half when he headed home Yohan Cabaye’s inviting curling cross. Cabaye added the second from the spot after Wilfried Zaha, a constant menace on the right wing for Alan Pardew’s side, was tripped by Chris Brunt.MANCHESTER CITY 6NEWCASTLE UNITED 1GOALS: CITY: AGUERO 42, 49, 50, 60, 62; DE BRUYNE 53.NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 18.Sergio Ag¸ero scored five goals in the space of 20 minutes as Manchester City demolished Newcastle. Newcastle were ahead through Aleksandar Mitrovic but Ag¸ero’s brilliant burst of goals began when he headed City level. It continued after the break when his deflected shot made it 2-1 and he ran through soon after for his hat-trick. Kevin de Bruyne’s volley made it 4-1 before Aguero struck again with a curling shot and close-range finish.NORWICH CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS: NORWICH: MBOKANI 68. LEICESTER: VARDY PEN 28; SCHLUPP 47.Leicester moved up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich had most of the possession in the first half, but Leicester went ahead through striker Jamie Vardy’s penalty. Jeffrey Schlupp put the Foxes in control by slotting in a second before Norwich’s Dieumerci Mbokani scored. Nathan Redmond struck the post with a rising, angled drive in the closing minutes, but Leicester held on.SUNDERLAND 2 WESTHAM UNITED 2GOALS: SUNDERLAND: FLETCHER 10; LENS 22. WEST HAM: JENKINSON 45; PAYET 60.Sunderland are yet to win in the Premier League this season after blowing a 2-0 lead to draw against West Ham at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats raced 2-0 ahead, Steven Fletcher firing home from Yann M’Vila’s free-kick before Jeremain Lens’s sublime chip doubled the advantage. Carl Jenkinson led the fight back after Victor Moses’ cutback before Lens was sent off for a second yellow card.A mistake by Costel Pantilimon allowed Dimitri Payet to equalise.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4ARSENAL 3 MANCHESTERUNITED 0GOALS: SANCHEZ 6, 19; OZIL 7.Arsenal leap-frogged Manchester United to move into second place in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a remarkable start in which the Gunners scored three goals in the opening 19 minutes. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored twice in 74 seconds before the former added a third from the edge of the penalty area to beat United for just the second time in 14 league meetings. Arsenal were denied a fourth when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the crossbar late on.EVERTON 1 LIVERPOOL 1GOALS: EVERTON: LUKAKU 45. LIVERPOOL: INGS 41.Everton’s run without a win against Liverpool was extended to 10 games as the Merseyside rivals fought out a derby draw at Goodison Park as Romelu Lukaku equalised Danny Ings’ opener for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Ingsheaded James Milner’s corner pass Tim Howard, but Lukaku pounced on Emre Can’s poor clearance to level just before half-time.SWANSEA CITY 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2GOALS: SWANSEA: AYEW 16; KANE OG 31. SPURS: ERIKSEN 27, 65.Tottenham came from behind twice with a brace from Christian Eriksen at the Liberty Stadium. AndrÈ Ayew’s header gave the Swans the lead before Eriksen levelled with his first set-piece finish from 25 yards. Tottenham’s Harry Kane sliced the ball into his own net, but Eriksen came to the rescue again by finding the top corner from range to make it seven games unbeaten for Spurs.last_img read more

Sri Lanka’s Silva hospitalised after blow to the head

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka’s Test opener Kaushal Silva was taken to hospital yesterday after being hit on the head by a cricket ball while fielding in a domestic match. Sri Lanka Cricket said that Silva was struck during a match in Pallekele. His scans were clear, but he was flown to a hospital in the capital Colombo for further tests and observation, the cricket body added. Silva has played 24 Test matches for Sri Lanka and scored 1,404 runs at an average of 31. “Kaushal was fielding at short leg when he got hit,” espncricinfo.com quoted national team manager Charith Senanayake as saying. According to Senanayake, Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal “swept right on to the back of Kaushal’s head. He did take evasive action, but still the ball hit him”. The website said Silva was wearing a helmet with additional padding, a design introduced for player safety after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes after being struck by a ball on the head in November 2014. Yesterday’s match was part of Sri Lanka’s preparations for its tour of England next month, with the first of three Tests starting at Headingley on May 19.last_img read more

Former coach slams T&T’s football programme

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Recently sacked Trinidad and Tobago head coach, Stephen Hart, says the national programme is badly in need of an administrative upgrade and believes any success the national side achieves will be as a result of “luck”. In his parting shots after being fired last week, the 56-year-old pointed to several areas in the programme which he said needed a more professional approach. “I think Trinidad football needs to become way more professional in everything that surrounds the team – from a scientific point of view, from a travel point of view, from a logistics point of view, and just basic planning and funding,” Hart told C Sports Live. Hart led T&T for 31/2 years, but his tenure ended after the side lost both their opening games of the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup earlier this month. They opened their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium here before losing 3-1 to Honduras at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula a few days later on November 15. The results left them one from bottom of the six-team group but Hart said he had been confident T&T could turn around their form. “They (football association) were not happy with the two World Cup results, and even though I had confidence that the players on this team, and with the injection of maybe a few new players, … had the capability to turn it around, the association did not see it that way.” Hart enjoyed several high points during his time in charge of T&T. He twice led them to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and also guided them into the final of the 2014 Caribbean Cup before losing to Jamaica. Under Hart, T&T enjoyed a good run in the recent semi-finals of the World Cup qualifiers when they lost just once in finishing second in Group C to United States, in progressing to the final round.last_img read more

Beermen off to fiery start

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Showing no signs of a championship hangover, San Miguel Beer put its Grand Slam bid into high gear right in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup by routing Blackwater, 118-93, on Saturday at Ynares Center.The result made coach Leo Austria say something he had never said before.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Meanwhile, the Road Warriors collide with Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX is coming off a win over the Elasto Painters, who are now at 1-2. Yeng Guiao and his rejuvenated Road Warriors are shooting to extend a five-game winning streak dating back to their last two games in the Commissioner’s Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 PH riders join London cycling fest “I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” a satisfied Austria said after his Beermen held the short-handed Elite to 36 first-half points. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”Wendell McKines scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and five assists while four locals also finished in twin digits. McKines, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo combined for 32 points in the first half and almost outscored Blackwater, which fell to its third straight loss.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’Overshadowed by the Beermen’s explosive debut was Meralco’s 89-73 ripping of Rain or Shine in the second game that gave the Bolts a piece of the early lead with NLEX.Allen Durham scattered 23 points, had as many rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists. Jared Dillinger backed him up with 19 points built around four triples. View commentscenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Spurs re-sign Aussie guard Mills

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, TX – MAY 20: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks with Patty Mills #8. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed Patty Mills, a back-up guard from Australia who connected on 41 percent of his three-point shots last season.Mills appeared in 80 games for the Spurs last season, averaging 9.5 points, a career-best 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in a career-high 21.9 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT His 147 for 355 from three-point range ranked him 11th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and he made 82 percent of his free throws.The 28-year-old Canberra native had agreed to terms with the Spurs at the start of free agency on July 1, but the team didn’t announce the signing until Friday.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 Spurs did not release terms of the contract, but the San Antonio Express-News reported it was worth approximately $50 million over four years.Mills, entering his ninth NBA season and his seventh with the Spurs, was a key member of an outstanding San Antonio bench. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Clippers coach Rivers stripped of executive duties McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Re-signing him took on added importance in light of the ruptured quadriceps tendon suffered by starting point guard Tony Parker in May.The French veteran is expected to be sidelined until at least January.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View commentslast_img read more