Blake to retain JAAA presidency without challenge

first_img “Under Blake’s presidency Jamaica has had its best performances on the world stage in track and field as at the Beijing Olympics in 2012 the country was second overall of 212 Federations while at the recent Rio Olympic Games we stood tall. We have also had outstanding results at the World Youth and World Junior Champion-ships, and we continue to dominate at the Carifta Games and those are indications that our president is doing an excellent job,” Gayle reasoned. There could, however, be some changes on the new executive body with Gayle, without revealing the identities of the non-returning members confirmed the developments. “All I can say at this moment is that a press release will soon be out and the public will know who the members are who will make up the new executive,” said Gayle. BEST PERFORMANCES Dr Warren Blake will be returned unopposed as president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) at next Tuesday’s Annual General Meeting set for the Medallion Hall Hotel. Blake, who ascended to the post following the death of then President Howard Aris in November 2011, was earlier this year expected to face a challenge, but will now be ushered into another four-year term along with his executive, following the closing of nominations on Saturday. The incumbent has no company for the presidential post with JAAA general secretary Garth Gayle confirming this in a recent chat with The Gleaner. “At closing time of nomination on Saturday, November 19 only one group had been nominated where the election will only be contested by the 17 members from the group and the only thing left to be done is for these 17 members to be ratified by the members of the committee,” said Gayle, who has held his position in the association since 2000. Earlier in the year there were news swirling in the public that Blake would have been strongly challenged with a member of his own executive, Dave Myrie, the first vice-president heavily tipped to go against Blake. However, in an interview several weeks ago, Myrie hinted that he was not contesting the election. Giving his opinion on the reasons behind the lack of challenge, Gayle backed Blake’s stewardship of the organisation over the past five years. “I cannot speak why others have changed their mind, and I can only talk for mypresident. I think people have seen where he has done a great job and realised that it will be of no use in challenging him,” Gayle said.last_img read more

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800m outlook not bright

first_imgIn the last three years, Calabar High School, Kingston College (KC), and St Jago high school have all run promising times in the 4×800 metre relay. In the same period, Calabar, St Elizabeth Technical and St Jago have won the eight-lap event at the Penn Relays with the 2014 win by Calabar ending a five year Jamaican drought. However, Calabar’s head coach Michael Clarke doesn’t believe those results will automatically lead to Jamaicans advancing in the individual 800 metres.Asked recently about Jamaica’s 800-metre prospects, Clarke said he didn’t think success would come easily even though Calabar, KC and St Jago have run 7 minutes 33.39 seconds, 7.33.87 and 7.33.71 for the 4×800 relay in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.”Coming from our legacies and our culture, we are sprint fed, sprint nurtured on sprinting cuisine that it’s going to be difficult to be surpassed by any other event, well certainly not in our generation,” Clarke assessed.”I don’t know what the future holds but not in our generation,” underlined Clarke, who has helped Jamaican athletes at the World Championships and the Olympics in addition to winning high school championships at Calabar, Jamaica College and St Jago.Some of the statistics confirm this viewpoint.ONLY JAMAICANKenia Sinclair, in 2008, became the only Jamaican to reach an Olympic 800m final since George Kerr crossed the line in fourth at the 1964 Games in Tokyo. While Sinclair’s national record of 1 minute 57.88 seconds was set as recently as 2006, the men’s mark was established in 1977 by Seymour Newman at 1 minute 45.21 seconds.At the junior level, things are a little better as St Jago’s Leon Clarke reached the World Youth Championships final last year and lowered his personal best to 1 minute 50.49 seconds. Before that, the last Jamaican boy to reach a World Youth or World Junior final was Aldwyn Sappleton in 2000.Carlene Robinson won a bronze medal for Jamaica in the girls’ World Youth event in 2001.Clarke’s observation comes not long after Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association announced that hopes of a coaching exchange with distance power Kenya was once again on the discussion table.last_img read more

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“Sub Zero” Lewis fights in Barbados tonight

first_imgRamel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis will be making an effort to end 2016 on a positive note tonight when he clashes with Barbadian Christopher ‘Shaka’ Henry in an eight-round junior middleweight main bout on a Pro-Am Dinner-Boxing show at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in St Michael, Barbados. Also on the card will be amateur bantamweight boxer Felice Groves.Lewis and Henry know each other as they have been together in the Wray and Nephew Contender series, but they never met before. Henry last fought here in 2015 when he lost by retirement in the fourth round in a bout against Tsetsi Davis.Lewis fought in the Contender series this year, and after defeating Fred Muhammad by technical knockout in his first fight, he lost to Michael Gardener on points. He has always been a Contender favourite because of his aggressive style of boxing and reached the finals in 2012, where he lost on points to Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell over 10 rounds.Before leaving Jamaica on Wednesday, Lewis said he was confident of victory.”I have been training hard for this fight, and I will be going in with one goal, and that is to win. Shaka is a good fighter, but I am going to pressure him all the way,” Lewis said.A close, hard-fought contest is expected.last_img read more

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Tony Becca | How long shall we wait?

first_img To be fair, however, the selectors have no Christopher Gayle, no Marlon Samuels, and no Darren Bravo, and they are not blessed with a team of Roy Fredericks, Garry Sobers, Rohan Kanhai, Seymour Nurse, Lawrence Rowe, Alvin Kallicharran or Clive Lloyd, so that they could bring in a young Rowe and a young Kallicharran, a young Greenidge and a young Richards, a young Richie Richardson, and a young Brian Lara without the pressure to perform immediately. It will take a long, long time to produce a West Indies team with senior players of that calibre so that the young players who come into the team will have the kind of “presence” that the senior players provide, so that they can relax and develop their skills to its fullest, but the move must be made now. The coaches owe it to West Indies cricket to work hard on the present youngsters, to speak to them whenever they see these mistakes, and not to allow them to continue in the same vein while the coaches grumble under their breaths about the players’ attitude. The young cricketers in the region also owe it to the fans to listen to the coaches, to dedicate themselves to success, and not be satisfied to just play for the West Indies. West Indies cricket is now paying its coaches and players, and they must earn their money. The board, or territorial boards, musts see to it that they are not only professionals by getting paid, but that they are professionals in their attitude to playing the game. That attitude must include the level of work they put in an effort to become good and better players. I am tired, for instance, to see an opening batsman getting out caught in the slips and to hear the excuse that he got out because the ball swung through the air as if he, a Test match batsman, did not expect that the bowler, a Test match bowler, could or would swing the ball through the air. A professional is expected to perform beyond the ordinary. The psyche in West Indies cricket must change if the results are to change. Although they are privileged to represent the West Indies, these West Indies cricketers do not deserve to behave like stars, or to be treated as such, especially looking at their returns in the past 20 years or so. Losing is not a disgrace, but playing badly, and for so long, is embarrassing. It is a long time to be losing, however, and to be classed in the same argument, with not only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, but also with Ireland and Afghanistan, is a bit frustrating. The second Test starts today at Kensington Oval and the hope is that this one will provide some sunshine, even a little bit, for the fans. Senior players When I was a boy, I remember reciting, time and time again, something that went like this, “Riddle me this, riddle me that, guess me this riddle or perhaps not.” Although I found out later that “riddle” means something wrapped in a mystery, I never did find out the true meaning of the verse, but, last week, especially last Tuesday, I found myself repeating the words time and time again. This was during and at the end of the first Test match between the West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park, during the “celebration” before a handful of fans at the 50th Test match played at Sabina Park without a Jamaican in the team, and during the match which Pakistan won by a whopping seven wickets with over half a day to spare, and after rain interfered with the game at various times. It was also during the Test in which captain Misbah-ul-Haq, age 43 or thereabout, who had hit 99 not out in the first innings, strolled to the wicket, immediately smashed two sixes off successive deliveries, one over long-off and one midwicket, and walked off the field. Once again, for the umpteenth time and for a long, long time, myself and a few other embarrassed and disappointed fans struggled to deal with the West Indies’ failure, for so long, to remove themselves, not only from the foot of the ladder in terms of ratings, or rankings, but that they have remained static as far as development is concerned. For some 20 years now, it has been the same thing day after day, Test match after Test match. As the West Indies prod along changing managers, coaches, captains, and players at a rate of almost every Test match, the coaches, the captains, and even young inexperienced players, like Jomel Warrican and Alzarri Joseph, talk about how good the team is and if only the players had batted well, had bowled well, and had fielded properly, things may have been different. They all end up with a belief, or so they say, that things will be better tomorrow. Tomorrow, however, has never come. Tomorrow, except for a very, very few occasions, has always been like the day before, or worse. Facts of life These players are not as good as the players earlier times, they are nowhere close to the players of yesterday. The players of today are too easily forgiven for their failures, at least, it appears so, and, on top of that, the players apparently believe that they are as good as those who played earlier Someone had better let them know the facts of life, and the facts of life include the following: the harder you work, the better you become, and the more you will be respected, and all that adds up to more money and to more honours. The great, immortal George Headley once said that everybody makes mistakes, but that the good ones, the good players, make them only twice. The West Indies batsmen, for example, make mistakes all the time. They get out doing the same things over and over again. What hurts more is that sometimes, whenever you see a West Indian batting in a regional game, or in a Test match, or even in the nets, and they bat for a few minutes, or play one or two delightful strokes, one would bet his last dollar that he can bat and is destined for the big time. Most times, if not all the time, one is left embarrassed by the very thought that he can bat whenever he comes to bat in a Test match, or against one or two good bowlers, and the faults, the chinks, become exposed. It is hard to blame the selectors for selecting them to represent the West Indies. Most times, it is “six a one, half a dozen of the other”, or it is simply a case of anyone will do. Right now, the selectors may feel, as many of us do, that the best thing to do is to put the names of the top-40 players or so in a bag and ask someone to draw the names of the 11 players from it.last_img read more

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Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG

first_imgMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A familiar face, though, could stand in her way once again with Cambodian Sorn Seavmey also in the competition and Alora is looking to turn in a different result if they meet.“Of course it still hurts,” said Alora in a round table discussion at College of St. Benilde on Thursday. “But I need to move on and keep fighting because I might face her once more.”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“Right now, I want to beat her but the Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games and I want to get a podium finish.”Seavmey beat Elora 13-6 in the final of the women’s kyorugi -73 kilogram event marking the fourth straight time the Filipina lost to her Cambodian opponent. 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 legend Winning startcenter_img Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaFilipino jin Kirstie Alora said she still feels the pain of losing in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games two games ago.But with new challenge coming up in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from September 17-27, Alora is determined to leave her Malaysia frustrations behind.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled UAAP Season 80 Preview: New look, same goals for FEU Tamaraws Alora, who will stay in her weight division, said her disappointment in the SEA Games will be her motivation come the Aimag.“The Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games, and the loss was a learning experience for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Federer advances to Australian Open semifinal against Chung

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 36-year-old Swiss star overcame a shaky start, dropping his opening service game and uncharacteristically challenging the chair umpire because of a technological fault, before winning 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night.“I had to get a bit lucky. A bit angry. A bit frustrating maybe at the umpire,” Federer said. “Anyway, glad to get out of that first set. It was key to the match.”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 folkChung became the first Korean to make a Grand Slam tennis semifinal when he beat No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the afternoon match on Rod Laver Arena.The 21-year-old Chung hadn’t let up when upsetting No. 4 Alexander Zverev or six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic en route to the quarterfinals, but he let his guard down in the last game and needed six match points and to fend off two break points to hold off Sandgren. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Switzerland’s Roger Federer reaches for a backhand return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer beat long-time rival Tomas Berdych to set up an Australian Open semifinal against Hyeon Chung, a champion of the so-called Next Generation.Defending champion Federer extended his winning streak to 14 in Australian Open quarterfinals and to nine in a personal duel with Berdych that dates to the 2004 Olympics. The 19-time major winner wins that head-to-head contest 20-6, including all five meetings at Melbourne Park.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Back to dominant ways as Zark’s-Lyceum sticks to system “In last game, I think at 40-love … if I win one more point, I make history in Korea. I have to think about the ceremony, something,” he said, explaining how he got slightly ahead of himself. “After deuce, break point. I was like, no, nothing to do with ceremony. But just keep playing — keep focused.”Then he fully embraced the moment, joking in an on-court TV interview, introducing the audience to his parents and his coach, and taking the microphone to speak in Korean to millions of new tennis fans back home.“I think all the people is watching Australian Open now because we make history in Korea,” he said.The No. 58-ranked Chung is the lowest-ranked man to reach the Australian Open semifinals since Marat Safin in 2004. He’s also the youngest to reach the last four at a major since Marin Cilic did it here in 2010.With Chung already through, and Kyle Edmund playing No. 6 Cilic in the other half of the draw, it’s the first time since 1999 that multiple unseeded players have reached the Australian Open semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Two women who’ve been to this stage at a Grand Slam before will meet in the last four. One has two major titles, the other still seeks a breakthrough. Top-ranked Simona Halep recovered from an early break to win nine straight games in a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 6 Karolina Pliskova and set up a semifinal match against 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, who routed U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2.Kerber has been the only Grand Slam singles champion in the women’s draw since her third-round win over Maria Sharapova. Two-time French Open finalist Halep has had a tougher road — having to save match points in a third-round win over Lauren Davis that finished 15-13 in the third — to reach the semifinals at Melbourne Park for the first time.Not that Chung’s run has been routine. His big wins of Zverev and Djokovic have drawn extra attention to a player who last November won the inaugural Next Generation title.He was too consistent for Sandgren, a 26-year-old American who had never won a match at a Grand Slam tournament or beaten a top 10 player until last week.Sandgren’s unexpected surge to the quarterfinals — he beat 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka and No. 5 Dominic Thiem en route to the quarterfinals — was overshadowed by heavy scrutiny of his Twitter account and his follows and retweets of far-right activists.Kerber has had no serious distractions on a 14-match winning streak, and is hoping to emulate her breakout year in 2016.She won the Australian and U.S. Open titles two years ago and reached the No. 1 ranking, but slipped into the 20s last year. She didn’t win a title between the 2016 U.S. Open and the Sydney International earlier this month.Seeded 21st, her first three wins were in straight sets but a fourth-round struggle against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei had commentators wondering if Kerber was in 2016, or 2017 form.She responded with six service breaks against the No. 17-seeded Keys, finishing off the match in 51 minutes and improving her record to seven wins in eight matches against the American.“I am just trying to find the feeling back that I had, like 2016, and just enjoying my time,” Kerber said. 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PCCL Elite Eight begins

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Defending champion San Beda is seeking a third straight crown after winning the title in 2015, the last staging of the event where the Red Lions were hailed as co-champions together with Far Eastern University.“The objective of the PCCL is to provide incentives and recognition to school teams in the provinces and giving opportunities to local talents to be exposed on the national stage,” said PCCL chairman Rey Gamboa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe tourney will see the participating teams divided into two groups, playing a single round robin format with the top two teams advancing in the crossover semifinals.UAAP champion Ateneo banners Group A together with NCAA bridesmaid Lyceum, Cesafi titlist University of Visayas, and Southern Luzon champion Naga College Foundation. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track San Beda, meanwhile, will take on UAAP runner-up La Salle, Mindanao champion Holy Trinity College, and NCR qualifier San Sebastian.Winners of the crossover semifinals will proceed to the one-game knockout championship duel slated on February 15 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The retoooled La Salle and Holy Trinity open festivities at 1 p.m., followed by the tiff between NCAA rivals San Beda and San Sebastian at 3 p.m., before ending the day with the clash between Ateneo and Naga College Foundation at 5 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Ancajas back in Manila after his stunning title defense in US Eight teams vie for the honor of being called as the best collegiate squad in the country as the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Elite Eight commences on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

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Surprising Dyip hope to continue smooth ride, shoot for another upset

first_imgThey set out for another upset on Friday and test their new-found confidence against a truly formidable side in the Alaska Aces at 4:30 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I have been talking to the guys to guard themselves from slipping back to the team’s old attitude,” said Dandan, who took over from Chris Gavina last season and had a 1-1 record in the Philippine Cup.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 crownOut to foil the Dyip are the Aces, who are also in the process of fine-tuning their tendencies after nearly imploding the last time out.Ahead by 30 against Blackwater over the weekend, the Aces let their guards down and saw the enemy come within seven, needing a big finishing kick to foil the Elite and notch a first win in two games. “When you get a lead like that, the tendency is to be complacent,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton. “I need us stay focused throughout against Columbian. They’re a tough team to beat.”The winless Road Warriors aim to get the job done this time against the Meralco Bolts in the second game at 7 p.m.After an impressive showing in the Philippine Cup where the problem in chemistry seems to have already been addressed, the Road Warriors have opened up 0-2 and will be coming into the game still licking the wounds of a 98-97 defeat at the hands of Rain or Shine.As for the Bolts (1-1), they are raring to bounce back from a narrow defeat inflicted by GlobalPort and ride with the early leaders.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf there’s one thing Columbian coach Ricky Dandan has been successful in doing in his short tenure of being in charge of the Dyip, it is instilling a winning attitude.“It’s not the change in personnel, it’s the change in attitude,” said Dandan after Columbian’s recent conquest of the NLEX Road Warriors that put the Dyip on high gear in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres-Negros trips Davao, clinches 5th straight win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Filoil: Benilde beats depleted Lyceum for second straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The Blazers pounded on the undermanned Pirates side, who played without big man Mike Nzeusseu, twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino and head coach Topex Robinson, for their second win in as many games in group B.Head coach  TY Tang said he wanted his team to be in attack mode and exploit every opportunity to run the open floor.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 crown“We want to be a fast-paced team and also a structured team,” said Tang. “But if we can make a shot within three seconds, why not?”Benilde, which stayed at second place in its group behind Far Eastern U, used this up-tempo offense effectively in the middle quarters outscoring the Pirates 51-31. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Blazers also ran Lyceum aground in the third, scoring 15 fastbreak points to head to the fourth quarter with a 68-42 margin.Clement Leutcheu had 19 points and 15 boards to lead the Blazers while Yanie Haruna added 14 points.Jesper Ayaay led the Pirates, who have been utilizing their team B players in the summer league, with 14 points while Ralph Tansingco added 12 points and six rebounds.They dropped to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Red Bull keeping close leash on its drivers after Baku crash Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award College of St. Benilde pulled off a 92-68 stunner over NCAA runner-up Lyceum in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

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Japan boxing boss throws in towel after mobster scandal

first_imgJapan Amateur Boxing Federation President Akira Yamane (R) bows at a press conference to announce his resignation in Osaka on August 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUTThe long-ruling supremo of amateur boxing in Japan announced his resignation Wednesday, throwing in the towel after weeks of media frenzy over a range of scandals including bout-rigging, ties to a mobster and misusing grants.Bowing deeply at a news conference carried live on national TV, Akira Yamane apologized to Japanese boxers whose hopes of participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics might have been dealt a knock-out blow by his admitted ties with an underworld figure.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He has openly admitted pressuring one boxer into sharing a public grant with two others who did not win it.And he has acknowledged on live television his decades of friendship with the retired head of an organized crime group, asserting that they have not done anything bad together.That argument, however, did not fly well with authorities, including Japan Sports Agency commissioner Daichi Suzuki who on Tuesday called for Yamane’s resignation.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I resign today,” said Yamane, dubbed the “don” of Japan’s amateur boxing world since he took over the federation in 2011, sporting his trademark sunglasses.“To athletes, I apologize as the president of this body for this problem. Please, if in the future, you become unable to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, there will be the next Olympics. Please work toward that,” said the 78-year-old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In addition to the alleged misconduct, Yamane has come under intense public scrutiny for his gruff manner and snappy dress sense.Other boxing officials have accused him of pressuring judges to favor fighters from Nara in western Japan, where he is from — a charge Yamane denies. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View comments Facial ID system for Tokyo Olympics unveiled Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

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