Rivoli’s Burke on MBU’s radar

first_imgMontego Bay United (MBU) could bid for Rivoli United’s ace marksman, Cory Burke, in the Red Stripe Premier League’s January transfer window.Club director Lincoln Whyte said yesterday that Burke, who has scored 12 goals this season, is on their radar.Montego Bay United already have leading scorer Dino Williams (13 goals) and Owayne Gordon (8) on their books, but are looking for reinforcement as they could lose players early in 2016.”We have an interest (in Burke). He is a top striker, and we would love to have him. We expect that come January, a few of our players might leave, so we have to do some forward thinking,” Whyte said.He added that Montego Bay United wanted to replace any outgoing talent with the best local players available.”In January, people (clubs) will be looking at our players. We will also be looking at players from other clubs, but we have not tried to pressure Cory (Burke) to come,” he said at yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League press conference at Spanish Town Road.He explained that Montego Bay United’s president, Orville Powell, had a business-like vision for the club as it relates to coaching, recruiting, buying and selling players locally and overseas.”Our last coach is like a scout for us. He is looking to get our players into clubs overseas. We, therefore, expect some of our players to move overseas,” Whyte reasoned.Montego Bay United lead the standings in the Red Stripe Premier League with 33 points, two more than Portmore United.last_img read more

WI searching for perfect game for Twenty20 World Cup – Sammy

first_imgCRICKET: Twenty20 World CupMUMBAI, India (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy says West Indies are still to put together the “complete game” despite beating Australia by three wickets in their final official warm-up of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.The Windies chased down 162 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, recovering from a perilous position of 27 for four in the eighth over to get home with a ball to spare.”So far we have not played a complete game. If the top bats well, we have not batted well at the end and if we start off well with the ball, we have not managed to finish well,” Sammy pointed out.”It’s about putting all the pieces together the powerplay, the middle overs and the death overs as well and each player being responsible for the section of the game which they are called upon to play.”The victory came on the back of a brilliant lower order effort led by Sammy, who blasted an unbeaten 50 off 28 balls. He put on a hasty 53 for the seventh wicket with Carlos Brathwaite, who belted 33 from 14 balls, to haul West Indies back into the game.Another all-rounder, Andre Russell, chipped in with a cameo 29 off 15 deliveries, as West Indies scored at over 10 an over the last nine overs of the game.Sammy said the Caribbean side was always confident in their ability to score quickly despite the loss of early wickets.”Those last four overs, with the power we have myself, Carlos and even Ashley (Nurse), we back ourselves to chase 10 to 15 runs an over so it was about staying calm and making sure I got the job done for the team and at the end, any win against Australia is always great,” Sammy said.He also praised the bowling unit for restricting Australia in the late stages of their innings, especially after opener Shane Watson’s 60 off 39 balls had got them away quickly.”They started off with a flyer, but as soon as the ball got a little older, it was more difficult to hit the ball,” Sammy noted.”That was a brilliant comeback from the bowlers and the way the second half of the order chased down that total was really good.”West Indies arrived here yesterday to begin final preparations for their opening group game against England at the Wankhede Stadium tomorrow.last_img read more

Reggae Boy Morgan hits new heights

first_imgLONDON (CMC): Jamaica international Wes Morgan was one of four Leicester City players named in the Professional Football Association’s team of the year in London, England, yesterday. The 32-year-old England-born Morgan has been one of the linchpins of Leicester’s defence this season, as the minnows have stunned the Premier League with their astonishing title bid. Leicester are closing in on their first-ever title, leading the standings with 73 points – five clear of North London side Tottenham Hotspurs – with four games left in the season. Morgan, who skippers the Foxes, has featured in all 34 Premiership games for them this season, scoring a single goal. That strike proved massive, as it lifted the leaders to a crucial 1-0 win over Southampton earlier this month. He spent most of his career at Nottingham Forest where he became their longest-serving player, before moving to Leicester in January, 2012. Morgan helped Leicester win the Championship in 2014 and then scored two goals as they managed to finish 14th in the Premiership. He has been a regular for Jamaica and was a key part of the side that reached the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year, and is currently involved in the country’s sputtering World Cup qualifying campaign. As expected, Morgan’s teammates Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, have all been included in the PFA team. Vardy’s 22 goals have been the catalyst for Leicester’s extraordinary campaign while midfielders Kante and Mahrez have been revelations.last_img read more

GC Foster to open research centre

first_img The centre will be outfitted with medical testing equipment such as a body fat analyser, a skin fold calliper, a polar heart rate monitor and other devices, which are not yet in the island. The funding for these equipment was provided by a university in China with which the school had partnered. Principal Dr Joyce Graham-Royal said that the centre will allow the students to more easily go on to do more science based courses at university. “When our students graduate from here, having completed a degree in physical education and sport, and they are to go and do a Master’s (degree) in a science area, the universities complain that they don’t have any lab experience, so this new research centre is our answer to that challenge,” she said. Graham-Royal said that an upgrade of the institution is crucial, especially if Jamaica is to grow economically. Her aim is to have the school produce more than just coaches and athletes of good standard, but also persons who can contribute to sport in other areas such as business, law and science. She added that another idea being considered by the school is educating students in the field of sport manufacturing, with the goal of giving students the know-how to manufacture locally made sporting goods and equipment. Graham-Royal said that talks are also under way with a lecturer from Namibia to teach sport manufacturing. She said that this would allow G.C. Foster to produce items such as balls for various sports and jerseys for various teams. “What could bring money into the country’s economy like sports?” Graham-Royal asks. “Music is not as hot on the agenda right now. Sports is in.” For this reason, she said that not only is Jamaica in need for a sport university college, but also the entire Caribbean. She said the school is the best option for this, as it is the only one of its kind which exists in the entire region. There is the belief that G.C. Foster, which has a population of just under 400 students, is ideal for expansion and is looking to invite more students from not only across the Caribbean, but also North and Central America. TESTING EQUIPMENT The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport has started work on a new research facility as the school aims to gain University College status. The work started on Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium and is expected to be completed in under two months. Vice-principal Alf Remekie told The Gleaner that the intention of the centre is to allow the college to put into place modern structures to improve how sport is administered in Jamaica. “This will concern fitness conditions, techniques, and anything to do with that,” he said. “In different areas of sport, we want to test to be able to advise coaches how to be able to treat their athletes. It was long in our development plan to do more research because very little research is done in Jamaica. We want to really capitalise on it now since this is the place where coaches (in Jamaica) come from.”last_img read more

‘He made me into an MVP’: Bolick repays Fernandez’ trust with NCAA crown

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson With San Beda holding an 86-82 lead with a minute remaining, Bolick took his spot at the top of the key and launched a triple in the face of Mike Nzeusseu that gave the Red Lions an 89-82 lead with 50.9 seconds left.San Beda eventually won 92-82 to clinch its 21st NCAA seniors basketball title and that championship trophy was Bolick’s payment for the confidence Fernandez had given him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I want to thank coach Boyet, because he was the one who helped me grow as a basketball player,” said Bolick in Filipino Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “He made me into an MVP, although I didn’t win the award because I was thrown out.”“When we lost twice in the eliminations, we had a team-building exercise and I told him to trust us because I think the only way to repay coach Boyet for what he has given us is to win a championship.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img And Bolick’s bone-crushing triple late in the game was the manifestation of the trust Fernandez gave him.“Coach Boyet always told me ‘I got your back’ so at the start of the fourth quarter that’s the moment you won’t be able to get back to,” said Bolick. “And I kept telling myself that this is the time to step up.” 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 View comments Robinson’s relationship with Perez ‘goes beyond’ NCAA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez putimmense trust on Robert Bolick in leading the Red Lions, and when it mattered the most the mustachioed guard delivered and repaid his mentor with the championship.Bolick finished with 18 points, five rebounds, six assists, and a dagger that embedded itself to the collective heart of Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

LOOK: Local basketball courts get makeover for ‘Hyper Court’ experience

first_imgBallers in Metro Manila can now easily access training drills to to raise their game to new heights with the Hyper court, a virtual basketball training tool.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Hyper Court app, which is powered by Google, features exclusive basketball content without the use of data. Through the app, Filipino hoopers instantly get their hands on videos of training routines.Nike on Friday also officially unveiled the five new-look basketball courts where players can get free content via Hyper Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneREAD: LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in TaguigEach court features image of basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving in stunning color. Lastly, Irving, the dazzling Boston Celtics guard, can be found over at the YCL Covered Court in Quezon City. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arturo Torres, a Dallas-based illustrator, created the artworks that can be found across four cities in Metro Manila.The Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig now shows a mural of James doing his signature dunk.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0105.JPGAt the nearby Ususan  Court also in Taguig is where Torres’ masterpiece of Bryant is laid out.In Makati at Comembo Covered Court lies an artwork of Durant while the design featuring his former teammate and reigning NBA MVP Westbrook brings the Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Parañaque to life.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Ramil de Jesus is new PH women’s volleyball team coach

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Ramil de Jesus is the new PH volleyball head coach. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMulti-titled mentor Ramil de Jesus is back in charge as the new head coach of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team.Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) officials led by vice president Peter Cayco made everything official on Friday afternoon before the national team tryouts at Arellano Gym.ADVERTISEMENT De Jesus is also keeping his fingers crossed that this will be the first step for the long-desired harmony in Philippine volleyball, saying: “Ano na lang ang mangyayari kung di tayo magkakaisa?”The national team is preparing for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia in August and the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Cup in Thailand in September.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Time for Blackwater to play to its potential, says Erram Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil De Jesus, who has been a winner in every level he’s been in, last handled the national team back in 2005, when he steered the Philippines to a bronze medal in the Southeast Asian Games.He was set to handle the squad in 2015 before Philippine volleyball underwent a change in leadership.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 crownDe Jesus welcomed the turnout for the tryouts, with 16 of the 34 invitees showing up for the session. However, he remains hopeful that more invitees will be able to show up the next time around.“Alanganin yung time ng tryout. Hopefully next time, makarating yung iba,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Neymar back in training with Brazil ahead of World Cup

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Paris Saint-Germain striker was joined by Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Danilo as he took part in drills, using his recovering foot to dribble cones and shoot from long and close range.Neymar was cleared to take part in training after undergoing a medical exams earlier Tuesday.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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial French Open ’18: From Serena and Rafa to rain, what to know 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Brazil’s Neymar, left, runs with the ball during a practice session of the Brazil national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)TERESOPOLIS, Brazil — Neymar was back in training on Tuesday to give Brazil a big boost ahead of the World Cup.Neymar has been sidelined since February after having surgery on his right foot but spent an hour training on the main pitch at Brazil’s Granja Comary training ground in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Beermen off to finals

first_imgFajardo finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, 14 of his output coming in the third, even as Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot hit the telling shots in the stretch to cushion a whirlwind Alaska finish that made the score close.Should the Kings defeat the Painters in Game 4, the best-of-seven title series will start Wednesday.San Miguel picked up the pace at the right time in the conference after a slow start, signing the Renaldo Balkman midstream to qualify sixth for the playoffs and eventually maintain its mastery of Alaska.Balkman finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, Cabagnot made 18 that went with nine assists and Ross had 17 points.Winning formulaADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach Tim Cone knows what it will take for his Gin Kings to close out the Painters.“We need more poise and little bit more fight in us,” Cone said after Saturday’s 75-72 Game 3 win which saw his wards almost lose a 23-point halftime as they were held to just 39 points in the last two periods.The Elasto Painters emerged from the halftime break tough-as-nails on both ends and almost completed a magnificent rally—exactly what coach Caloy Garcia wants in order to force a Game 5.Ateneo 4th in Jones CupIn the 2018 William Jones Cup at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan, Iran relegated Philippine representative Ateneo to fourth place with a 70-63 victory on Sunday.Coming off a 77-76 win over Chinese Taipei-A the day before when Matt Nieto sank a triple in the final 3.1 seconds, the Blue Eagles took a 39-31 lead at halftime.But the Iranians, led by Vahid Dalirzahan and Rasoul Mozafarivanani, outscored the Filipinos in the third quarter, 23-11, and never looked back.The Blue Eagles ended the tournament at 5-3, winning four of their last five games.Iran and 3D Global Sports of Canada tied at 7-1 but 3D took the title because of a better quotient. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ San Miguel will meet either sister team Barangay Ginebra or Rain Shine as it eyes a repeat and the second jewel of a possible Grand Slam.June Mar Fajardo struck hardest in the third period where the Beermen took control before their frontcourt delivered at the crunch to close out the best-of-five series, 3-1.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’“We didn’t want a Game 5,” Fajardo said, admitting that they would have been the more fatigued team had the series dragged on to a winner-take-all match.Instead, the Beermen will have at least three days of rest as the Gin Kings try to wrap up their semifinals against the Elasto Painters on Monday at 7 p.m., also at the Big Dome. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img From a 0-3 start to barely making it to the playoffs, San Miguel Beer is back in a place most everyone expected it to be at.Keeping their composure all night, the Beermen withstood the Alaska Aces, 104-99, on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum to close out their Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Eala seizes CPSP-Philta boys’ plum MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Manila grabs North solo lead

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UP survives ferocious FEU, bags crown via Finals sweep Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aris Dionisio came away with a double-double performance while two other players finished in double figures as the Manila Stars-Robust Energy Capsule walloped the Caloocan Supremos-Longrich, 95-68, Tuesday to grab the solo lead of the Northern Division of the  MPBL Datu Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Dionisio, the versatile forward and long-time player of PBA legend Philip Cezar, ended up with 24 points and 10 rebounds while two other teammates finished in double figures for the Stars, who now improved to 7-1 win-loss record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Dionisio also got plenty of support from his teammates, particularly Chris Bitoon and ex-pro Riel Cervantes, who contributed when it mattered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more