‘We will retain our title’ – Naggo Head coach confident of Primary Champs three-peat

first_imgDefending champions Naggo Head Primary are on course to defend their INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships going into today’s final day of competition at the National Stadium. The Floyd Coke-coached Naggo Head Primary, who are seeking their third straight hold on the title, lead the standings with 63 points. They are followed by St John’s (30 points), Harbour View, Greater Portmore and Spanish Town on 29 points each, Portsmouth (28), Lyssons and Belmont Park (27 each), Excelsior (26) and St Patrick’s (20). Coke said he very optimistic that they are going to retain their title today. “We are confident that we will retain our title,” said Coke. “Things have gone well so far for us, but in every championship, you are going to have mishaps, and we have had our fair share, but we are very strong on the track, and we will feature in most, if not all the finals tomorrow (today),” Coke said. Christopher Scott of Old Harbour won the boys’ Class One 200m in 24.42 seconds ahead of Yourie Lawrence of Naggo Head, 25.30 and Akeem Weir of Belmont Park, 25.36. St John’s Asanneya Tomlin captured the Class Two girls’ equivalent in 25.96 seconds to finish in front of Domoya Compass of Greater Portmore, 26.37 and Naggo Head’s Quaycian Davis, 26.81. CLASS TWO Marvin Patterson of Portsmouth captured the boys Class Two 200m in 26.06 ahead of Belmont Park’s Ra-John Gray, 26.07 and Oshane Tucker from Sargeantville, 26.60, while Lyssons’ Quana Walker sped away to win the gold Class Two equivalent in 27.10. St Richard’s Chennel Thompson was second in 27.71 ahead of Jadeann Dawkins of Ewarton, 27.71. Darnell Edwards from Harbour View won the boys’ Class One 800m in 2:19.50. Shamari Jennings from St Jude’s was second in 2:22.88, while third went to Excelsior’s Jhahiem Henry 2:25.49. Buff Bay’s Shanta Jones won the girls equivalent in 2:33.27 in front of Naggo Head’s Rusheen Morgan, 2:35.26, while third went to Greater Portmore’s Kelise Gooden (2:36.52). Excelsior’s Omarian Constable won the girls’ long jump open with a leap of 4.77m ahead of St John’s Abby-Gayle Williams (4.70m) and Keneika Brown of Portsmouth (4.67m). Anthony Willis from St Patrick won the boys’ high jump with a leap of 1.55m. Adrian Rumble from Rousseau was second with a mark of 1.54m, while Excelsior’s Nicholas Williams finished third with a leap of 1.40m.last_img read more

Japanese squads lined up for friendlies vs national team

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs Kia 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PHILIPPINE team hits the ground running #LabanPilipinas #volleyball #Japan pic.twitter.com/QH0V4iwONr— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) July 18, 2017Several Japanese university teams will test the mettle of the Philippine team which is now on a two-week training camp in Okayama.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’While training for six hours a day with Japan V-League champion Okayama Seagulls, the Nationals will also battle other noted clubs in order to fine tune their game for two major international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Ryokoku University, Osaka Superiors, Osaka University of HSS and Kobe Shinwa University are scheduled to face the Nationals in friendlies over the course of their training camp. The Philippines is hoping to at least land a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur and make the quarterfinals of the Asian Women’s Senior Championships in Laguna.The Philippines is also hoping to learn the Japanese brand of play, which is anchored on speed and defense.“Our main objective is to polish our floor defense and blocking as well as our mental preparation,” said Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) marketing and development chair Ramon Suzara.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Pistorius under observation in hospital—official

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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. MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after a judge passed a new sentence of six years imprisonment after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. South African media reports say he was complaining of chest pains. AP POOL FILEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital Thursday for overnight observation, an official said, as local media reported he was suffering chest pains.Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 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 respitecenter_img The year before he killed Steenkamp, Pistorius became the first double-amputee to race at Olympic level when he appeared at the London 2012 games.While on parole he gave a television interview saying that an “instant fear” drove him to open fire.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The “Blade Runner”, as he was known, has always maintained that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four high-caliber bullets through a locked toilet cubicle.“This morning he went for a medical examination and he was scheduled to return back (to jail), but he will now be kept overnight for observation,” Logan Maistry, spokesman for the department of correctional services, told Agence France-Presse.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’Maistry added that the department would not release details on Pistorius’s medical condition.The News24 website said Pistorius was taken from Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria to hospital in an ambulance after complaining of chest pains. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Neymar completes world record PSG move McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

China stops skid, Korea stays spotless in AVC

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer by winning SEAG gold Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’center_img Chinese-Taipei will be locked in a bottom-four seed come the quarters as it slipped to 0-3.Wu Wei-Hua led Chinese-Taipei with a game-high 25 points.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’In the second game, Korea remained undefeated after dealing Kazakhstan a quick defeat, 25-21, 26-24, 25-10, to improve to 3-0.Kim Yeon-koung had her highest-scoring game of the tournament with 18 points while Hwang Minkyoung added 12. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Korea, though, lost Yang Hyojin after the 27-year-old injured her back during the game.Yekaterina Zhdanova had 12 points to lead the Kazakhs (2-1).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China has stopped its downward spiral in the qualifying stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after squeaking past Chinese-Taipei in five sets, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11, Monday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Captain Liu Meng Ya had 22 points to lead the Chinese as they improved to 1-2 while Jin Ye added 19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

San Sebastian moves up the stepladder, sets date vs San Beda

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Quarters: 12-15, 41-34, 71-45, 85-73. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jed Mendoza fired 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter with the game already out of reach for JRU, as well as garnering five assists and three rebounds.Tey Teodoro had 12 markers, five dimes, and two assists, while MJ dela Virgen and Ervin Grospe both got 11 in the losing effort.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 85 – Ilagan 21, Calisaan 13, Bulanadi 13, David 10, Calma 9, Gayosa 7, Costelo 5, Navarro 3, Baetiong 2, Mercado 2, Capobres 0, Valdez 0.JRU 73 – Mendoza 20, Teodoro 12, Dela Virgen 11, Grospe 11, Poutouochi 8, Abdul Razak 6, Sawat 3, Lasquety 2, Bordon 0.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian went on a killer third quarter blaze and drubbed Jose Rizal University, 85-73, to continue moving forward in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament stepladder semifinals Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Engaged in a tight 43-41 affair with 7:16 remaining in the third quarter, the Golden Stags suddenly couldn’t miss from the field as they staged a decisive 28-4 run for a 71-45 lead at the end of the period to diffuse the Heavy Bombers.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “The energy and effort of the guys were really great today, and that was our gameplan because we know that we’re the smaller team. We used our agility, effort, and hustle and that’s what happened in the third quarter. It was all heart and hard work,” said coach Egay Macaraya.RK Ilagan was on fire once again, going 5-of-7 from downtown to lead his side with 21 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while Michael Calisaan poured nine of his 13 markers in that killer third frame, on top of his eight boards and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAllyn Bulanadi also added 13 points and six rebounds, while Jason David had 10 markers, seven boards, and three assists in the win.San Sebastian now proceeds to the last stage of the stepladder semis, where it takes on two-seed San Beda in a knockout affair on November 7 for the right to face unbeaten Lyceum in the best-of-three Finals. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Pistorius case returns as prosecutors seek longer sentence

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Prosecutors had two arguments to make to the court. First, they needed to apply for permission to appeal Pistorius’ sentence. They were asked by the judges to also present their arguments for why, if their appeal is allowed, his sentence should be increased.This is the second time prosecutors have gone to the Supreme Court in the central city of Bloemfontein to challenge a decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over Pistorius’ trial.In 2015, prosecutors successfully appealed against Masipa’s judgment that Pistorius was not guilty of murder. The court overturned Masipa’s verdict of culpable homicide — or manslaughter — and convicted Pistorius of murder.Legal analysts say, however, it is more difficult to get the court to change a sentence.After the manslaughter conviction was overturned, Masipa sentenced Pistorius to six years in prison for murder, a term just one year longer than her original sentence for manslaughter. Prosecutors called that sentence “shockingly” light.ADVERTISEMENT Judges can deviate from prescribed minimum sentences if there are compelling circumstances. The prosecution says there were no compelling reasons.“What we are saying is the court exercised its discretion inappropriately,” prosecutor Johnson said, calling the six-year sentence “unjust.”She said Pistorius still had not shown “genuine remorse” for killing Steenkamp and that Masipa put the athlete’s personal circumstances and his disability ahead of the need for “retribution” when she sentenced him.Pistorius claimed he mistook Steenkamp for a dangerous intruder hiding in his bathroom in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine’s Day 2013 when, without his prosthetic legs on, standing on his stumps and feeling vulnerable, he shot four times through the cubicle door.Masipa’s initial sentence was appropriate in the circumstances, Pistorius’ defense lawyers said, and his disability was not exaggerated. Pistorius had both his legs amputated below the knee when he was a baby because of a congenital condition.“Of course his disability is mentioned, but it can’t not be mentioned,” defense lawyer Kelly Phelps said. “It is one of the factors of this case. We can’t magic away his disability.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redick’s 3s, Simmons’ triple-double lift 76ers over Pacers Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny FILE – In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after his sentencing proceedings. The Pistorius case is back in court, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, with prosecutors seeking a longer jail sentence for the double-amputee athlete after he was found guilty of murder for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)SOMERSET WEST, South Africa — A judge “overemphasized” Oscar Pistorius’ disability and was far too lenient on the double-amputee athlete, prosecutors said Friday as they tried to convince a South African court to more than double his prison sentence from six to 15 years for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.“Murder is murder,” chief prosecutor Andrea Johnson told a five-judge panel at the Supreme Court of Appeal. She asked them to overturn Pistorius’ initial sentence and give him the prescribed minimum of 15 years. There is no death penalty in South Africa.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson If the court agrees with prosecutors that he deserves a harsher sentence, Pistorius, now 30, could remain in prison until after he turns 40.The judges did not deliver a decision on Friday. Typically, Supreme Court judges take a couple of weeks before the senior judge returns to read out the decision, which is made through a simple majority.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNearly five years after the once-admired Olympic runner first appeared in court for shooting Steenkamp multiple times through a closed toilet door at his home, Pistorius’ fate is still not certain.He was not present at Friday’s hearing as he serves his sentence at a prison near the capital, Pretoria. He has served more than a year of his six-year term. Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, did attend. Speaking outside the courthouse, her lawyer said the Steenkamp family supported prosecutors’ attempt to get a longer sentence. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Back to drawing board for Team Lakay after 2017 letdown

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But it’s not the first time that Team Lakay has experienced a skid like this, and coach Mark Sangiao is more than confident that his Igorot warriors will bounce back in 2018.“We’ve been here before, so we’ll go back to basics and study where we lacked,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseSangiao cited the disastrous 2015 campaign for Team Lakay, which prompted his fighters to focus on their weaknesses that led to their glory run in 2016.“We’ll do individual assessments on what we need to work on,” he said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Top lightweight contenders Folayang and Honorio Banario, flyweights Danny Kingad and Geje Eustaquio, bantamweight Kevin Belingon, and strawweights Joshua Pacio, April Osenio, and Gina Iniong are all looking to recover from the funk and put themselves in a position to challenge the champions in their respective weight divisions next year.However, the first step in getting back on the saddle is pinpointing the problem, and Sangiao admitted that his fighters fell to the trap of complacency.“I think we relaxed a bit, that’s why you can’t deny those results. We need to focus more on our training and the skills we need to develop on our fighters,” said Sangiao.ADVERTISEMENT Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netBANGKOK —It hasn’t been the best year for Team Lakay.With a string of losses to end the year, none more painful than Eduard Folayang losing his ONE Lightweight Championship last November, it’s easy to assume that Benguet-based stable has lost its winning touch.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke MOST READ Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Brazil great Kaka retiring from soccer at age 35

first_imgFILE-In this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Brazil’s Kaka waves as he arrives for a training session ahead of a friendly match against Argentina at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China. Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35, it was reported on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35.Kaka, who played for Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid, told Brazil’s Globo TV on Sunday that “my last word is that the cycle of my career as a player ends here.”ADVERTISEMENT “I needed time to think and take a decision calmly,” Kaka said. “I have arrived to the conclusion that now is the moment to finish my career as a professional player.”A graceful midfielder, Kaka won 92 caps for Brazil, scoring 29 goals and featuring at three World Cups. He was part of the Brazil squad that lifted the global trophy in 2002.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 Kaka said that he would like to remain linked professionally to soccer, perhaps as a manager or sports director of a team.Kaka was 21 when Milan brought him to Italy from Sao Paulo. The dangerous playmaker won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA’s World Player award in 2007. He was part of the Milan team that won the 2007 Champions League final against Liverpool, and scored 95 goals across all competitions for the Rossoneri. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Miguel clobbers Phoenix 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kaka joined Real Madrid in 2009 for 67 million euros ($78.7 million) but had an up-and-down stint due to a series of injuries. He returned to Milan on a free transfer ahead of the 2013-14 season. A brief spell back with Sao Paulo preceded three MLS campaigns with Orlando, for whom he enjoyed individual success despite limited results for the Florida franchise.Kaka was a free agent after leaving Orlando in October.Kaka tweeted Sunday that “I’m now ready for the next journey.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Vettel fastest in Ferrari on cold 2nd day of F1 testing

first_imgFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MONTMELO, Spain — Sebastian Vettel was faster than rival Valtteri Bottas on the second session of Formula One testing on Tuesday, as bad weather continued to complicate preparations for the upcoming season.Vettel set the pace with a lap of 1 minute, 19.673 seconds in the German’s first drive of the new Ferrari.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Even with temperatures at their highest, both Vettel and Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc spun off the track and into the gravel.Kevin Magnussen had the biggest scare of the day. The Haas driver was about to crash when he managed to regain control and skirt just alongside the barrier until returning to the track.Vandoorne’s third-best time, however, came on a faster set of tires than Verstappen. Much more worrying was that his session was cut short by a problem with the car’s exhaust that the team said it was investigating.McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso had a wheel pop off on Monday, limiting his driving time as well.The hiccups don’t bode well for a team trying to rebound after three disappointing years with Honda by changing to Renault engines.Red Bull’s fortunes turned after Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time and clocked the most laps on Monday.Verstappen had trouble getting his car out of the garage early because of a problem identified by the team as a “minor fuel leak.”Defending champion Lewis Hamilton was scheduled to relieve Bottas at midday. But Mercedes announced after the lunch break was cancelled that Bottas would continue behind the wheel “to maximize our mileage after the poor track conditions limited running this morning.”That means Hamilton has made 25 laps in the Mercedes so far.Vettel recorded the most laps for the session with 98, four more than Bottas. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel said that it was too early to size up Mercedes or the rest of the potential contenders.“For sure you look at the others and compare, but it’s very difficult. So I think we should not get into details too much because it is a bit pointless,” Vettel said. “First we try to understand the car. A lot of mileage, that is the key right now, and then later we focus on performance.”Robert Kubica, who hasn’t raced in F1 since 2010 after being badly injured in a rally crash, served as Williams’ reserve driver in the afternoon. He completed 48 laps and the seventh fastest time.Testing near Barcelona runs until Thursday. A second four-day session will be held from March 6-9.The season-opening Australian GP is on March 25.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Bottas was next at 0.303 seconds slower in his Mercedes.They were followed by McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne, who just edged Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for the third fastest time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“In terms of general operation everything is really smooth. So it is good to come here and switch on the car and be able to run,” Vettel said. “Obviously the limiting factor was the weather. I think the next two days won’t be much better but I hope next week will be.”Cold and wet conditions, which reduce the tire’s grip on the tarmac, limited driving for a second straight day with only six more test days left before the season starts in Melbourne. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer A track temperature of 4 degrees (39 F) when the session started kept most drivers in the garages until things warmed up by noon.To make up some of the lost time, officials granted the teams’ request to cancel the one-hour lunch break.But light snow fell on the track as temperatures fell again with an hour remaining for the session.“It was very cold on track today. I don’t think I’ve ever driven in such cold conditions before in Formula One,” Bottas said. “The tires are just not made for these conditions. But we made the most out of the day.”More snow is forecast for Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cavaliers ban fan who aimed racial taunts at Spurs’ Mills Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

SMB wins 3rd straight

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Alex Cabagnot came through with a triple-double while reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo added a monster double-double as the Beermen won their third straight game after a three-game slide to even their record to 3-3.“I wasn’t really keeping count but I’m just glad we won,” Cabagnot said after compiling 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFajardo netted 37 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, flashing an aggressive game right at the get-go because “we really needed to win this one.”Almost a nonfactor in offense for most of the game, Henry Walker saved the best shot of the night for last in the earlier game. Walker zipped through an opening in the middle of the lane and went straight for an emphatic slam in the dying seconds as Blackwater finally chalked up its first win of the tournament at the expense of Magnolia, 86-84.The Elite bench jumped for joy after that jam with 3.4 seconds remaining and Blackwater coach Bong Ramos punched the air with both fists as they celebrated the breakthrough triumph after losing their first seven games.“We are improving little by little every game. At least, there’s something positive happening in this team,” said Ramos, who replaced Leo Isaac prior to the start of the conference to turn Blackwater’s ordeal around.Walker, still visibly off peak form in just his second game for the Elite, was four of 16 from the field and finished with 11 points and eight rebounds in a no-relief performance.But none of his 12 misses from the field mattered in the end after he eluded Curtis Kelly off the dribble, drove down the middle in the dying seconds and soared above Rafi Reavis for the rim-rattler.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In star-studded Creamline, Galanza finds space to score, set–and shine Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel Beer continued its rise out of a poor start to the tournament, getting huge contributions from two of its stars to forge a 129-117 victory over Columbian on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more