MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 stars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo reeled off cameos but failed to prevent Melbourne Renegades from slumping to a three-wicket defeat to Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League yesterday.Playing at Docklands Stadium, the hosts piled up 172 for four off their 20 overs, but Sixers chased down the target with seven balls to spare, to condemn Renegades to their first loss of the campaign.Sent in, Renegades were powered by a top score of 46 from Gayle and an equally thrilling unbeaten 45 from Bravo, with Tom Beaton chipping in with a breezy 41 not out at the death.Renegades lost captain Aaron Finch for 13 with the score on 18 for one at the end of the third over, but Gayle combined with Cameron White (15) in a second wicket stand of 56 to inspire the innings. The left-handed Gayle faced 33 deliveries and smashed three fours and three sixes.White fell in the 10th over at 74 for two and Gayle followed in the next over from South African off-spinner Johan Botha, holing out to deep midwicket.When Matthew Wade fell for four at 94 for four in the 14th over, Renegades were fading quickly, but Bravo arrived to lift the innings with a superb knock.The right-hander counted three fours and two sixes off a mere 29 balls, adding 78 in an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Beaton, who thumped two fours and two sixes off 23 deliveries.In reply, opener Michael Lumb hammered 63 off 35 balls with four fours and five sixes, while Moises Henriques struck 62 off 38 balls to propel Sixers.Bravo proved economical with only 22 runs coming from his three overs and five balls, while Gayle’s one over cost 14 runs. Both bowlers went wicketless.In Hobart on Tuesday, Darren Sammy’s Hobart Hurricanes scored a 20-run win over Brisbane Heat, featuring Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons.In a contest at Bellerive Oval, Hurricanes piled up 184 for three off their 20 overs with opener Tim Paine hitting an unbeaten 87. Leg-spinner Badree went wicketless in four overs that cost 37 runs.In reply, Heat were limited to 164 for eight, with Simmons striking a four and a six in scoring 16 from 17 deliveries at the top of the order. Sammy’s one over cost 10 runs.
Jamaica were whipped 9-3 by Guadeloupe in their opening match of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Futsal championship at the Sala Polivalente Kid Chocolate Complex in Cuba on Friday evening.The eight-team tourney will see the top three teams advancing to the CONCACAF championship scheduled for March 8-15 in Costa Rica.Jamaica were scheduled to close the preliminary stage against hosts Cuba last night. The Jamaica team is under the guidance of former Reggae Boy and national senior coach Theodore Whitmore.Other results from Friday: Trinidad and Tobago 7 Antigua and Barbuda 1; Curacao 5 Guyana 2; Cuba 5 St Maarten 0.
St Jago High School’s coach Glen Laing is looking to pair all-out attack and sound defending as he looks to lead his charges a step closer to a trophy this season.With only the 2003 Walker Cup title in their trophy cabinet,St Jago will line up against many-time daCosta Cup championsSt Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in ISSA/Flow Super Cup quarter-final action at 4 p.m. inside the National Stadium today, looking to underline their title credentials.The last team standing, Laing contends, will be his.”It’s all-out attack for us. We play direct football, and the one thing about schoolboy football over the years that is not going to change is that once you score goals and defend well, you will win,” said Laing, adding that his team is balanced in attack and defence.”We notice they have a lot of goals scored against them; they have scored a lot also, so I am just trying to get my defence right for the game,” he added.St Jago is coming off a three-game winning run, while STETHS seem to be peaking just at the right time, with three wins in the daCosta Cup inter-zone round, and a win in their first quarter-final and the ISSA/Flow Super Cup Round of 16, respectively.SHUTTING THEM DOWN”We have not conceded a lot. We watched their games on YouTube. I watched them against Munro College and others, so it’s possible to defeat them. Their strength is really scoring. We are planning to deny them scoring opportunities,” stressed Laing.He described the Super Cup as a motivation for his team.”This Flow Super Cup carries a certain prestige to it, so my guys are up and running, motivated and lifting their game match by match to win. STETHS is always a tough opposition. They are coming into Kingston and trying to deny us a victory, but we are motivated to win,” he said.”The Super Cup is like an international tournament, with exposure and incentive for the guys, so my players will play to enjoy the game, enjoy themselves, and represent their school well,” he added.
LONDON (AP):Chelsea will make the short journey across London to the Emirates Stadium to face an Arsenal side looking to end their 12-year wait for the league title.While the defending champions have endured a disastrous season culminating in Jose Mourinho’s dismissal, the Gunners are level at the top of the standings.In the most unpredictable of seasons, Leicester, a side that was bottom of the table in April, share the lead with the Gunners while Manchester City are a point adrift in third.The onus is on Arsenal to win the title, with several rivals struggling for form. And with Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola available at the end of the season, manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping his side capitalises on its chance or face the insurmountable criticism and calls for his departure that will likely ensue.NO MORE MOURINHOFixtures between Arsenal and Chelsea have been notorious for the regularity with which Mourinho would taunt Wenger.The Portuguese coach would often remind his counterpart of his trophy drought and branded Wenger a “specialist in failure” back in February 2014.It will undoubtedly come as a relief to the Frenchman to see a different man standing alongside him on the touchline on Sunday, given his atrocious record against Mourinho.Just one win in 15 attempts against the former Blues boss, a narrow 1-0 win in the Community Shield, highlighted the superiority Mourinho had in matches that ultimately mattered.Indeed, a 2-0 home win at Stamford Bridge, while Mourinho was still in charge, saw the visitors finish the game with nine men after Gabriel and Santi Cazorla were dismissed.Guus Hiddink, who is back at Chelsea for the second time in his managerial career, has been tasked with salvaging its miserable campaign.However, so far he has guided the Blues to four draws and one win in his first five league games. The squad is largely void of the confidence that it exuded last season as it won the title at a canter.Last season’s player of the year Eden Hazard has yet to score and misses out through injury, and while striker Diego Costa has struggled for consistency this season, three goals in his last four appearances will be of some concern to the Gunners defense.TOTTENHAM’S TITLE TILTA win for Tottenham away to Crystal Palace tomorrow could provisionally lift Mauricio Pochettino’s side to within two points of the summit.Spurs responded to losing at home to Leicester with a 4-1 thrashing of relegation-threatened Sunderland before exacting some revenge over the Foxes by beating Claudio Ranieri’s side 2-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday.Another London derby pits the North Londoners against Alan Pardew’s side, without a win in five league matches.Three consecutive defeats has seen Palace slip to eighth in the table, and barring favourable results the Eagles could find themselves in the bottom half at the end of play on Sunday.Sergio Aguero scored twice for Manchester City at home to Crystal Palace last Saturday as they closed the gap at the top of the table.Despite the striker having suffered with injuries this term, his double against Palace took him onto 10 goals in just 15 appearances this term.
Director of Sports at the University of Technology (UTech), Anthony Davis, said he wanted to use the UTech Track and Field Classic to change the culture of track and field fandom in Jamaica.Davis was speaking at yesterday’s launch of the ninth staging of the event on the campus.He said that this culture change will be achieved by showcasing the talent of Jamaica’s student athletes and the generation of funds for the university’s sports growth.”It’s an ongoing thing,” Davis said, “raising funds is not something you do for a couple years and stop, because there is the need to expand your programme.”We have approximately 320 student athletes across all sports and so what we need to do is get enough money to fund their scholarships. We have different level scholarships.”We are nine years old. We are growing and the collegiate market is a little different because, as you know, Jamaica is a high-school society. So when people will go to Champs in their numbers, they won’t necessarily support their colleges. If you come on campus now, you’ll see several persons in a Calabar shirt or a Wolmer’s shirt or a KC shirt, but you’re not going to see somebody in a UTech or UWI or a Mico shirt. We are trying to change that and that’s part of the revolution we are working on.”41 EVENTSThe meet takes place on April 15 at the National Stadium between 4 and 8 p.m. and will feature 41 events, 17 of which are individual events, some of which will see Paralympics athletes competing. – R.P.
‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers GREGORY SHAMUS/Getty Images/AFPNews of Kyrie Irving wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization has certainly caught NBA fans off guard over the weekend.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT Despite recently falling short against the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, the 25-year-old Duke product was seemingly in good terms with the team and its management, particularly with superstar LeBron James.However, ESPN recently reported several reasons why Irving reportedly wanted to be shipped out of the franchise he has called his home for the past six seasons.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’High on the list was his supposed inclusion in potential trade talks involving this season’s prized free agents Jimmy Butler and Paul George.“What followed was a whirlwind, with the Cavs putting forth a series of trade packages looking to acquire either Butler or George,” the sports news outlet said. “Some of these talks included Irving, which upset him even more when he found out about it, sources said. Previously, [former Cleveland GM David] Griffin had worked to keep lines of communication with Irving open, but now Irving was in the dark.” Tanduay keeps outright semis hopes alive, routs AMA for 4th straight 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Butler, of course, went on to join his former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota, while Hayward elected to sign with Boston Celtics.ESPN’s trio of journalists—Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst—also suggested that Irving was fed up with playing second fiddle to the league’s premier superstar, James.They cited James’ tendency to play point guard and dominate the ball, leaving Irving’s ball handling and play-making skills underutilized.Despite his supposed unhappiness with his role, Irving averaged a career best of 25.9 points this season and led his team in total shot attempts. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
After struggling with injuries last season, Austrian League veteran Stephan Palla is also set to return to the Azkals along with Simone Rota of Davao, who has recovered from a knee injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But three starters from the win against Tajikistan will miss the clash against Yemen, including Javier Patino who is out due to a long term knee injury.Top defender Amani Aguinaldo is also sidelined by injury, while leftback Daisuke Sato is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the first two games of the qualifying round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Other players like Stephan Schrock and Jeffrey Christiaens announced their retirement from the national team the past week.Dooley has turned to United States-raised wingback Matas, who has played a key role in Meralco’s rise in the Philippines Football League. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees FILE — Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netWith key players out due to injuries and suspension, Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is pinning his hopes on a slew of newcomers as well as returning veterans when they face Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Dooley has called up Southeast Asian Games veterans Dylan De Bruycker and Josh Grommen to join the 23-man side which also includes other newcomers Tyler Matas of FC Meralco Manila and Harry Foll who plays club football for Hansa Rostock in Germany.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Kings, Texters triumph Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children01:40Filipinos 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
Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments NBA: Sidelined Chris Bosh wants to ‘keep options open as a player’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half and James added 21 as the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to nine.READ: Love scores 38, LeBron ejected as Cavs beat Heat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith the Cavs leading by 23, James, who had attempted just one free throw at that point, drove the length of the floor and drew contact from Miami’s James Johnson and Dion Waiters. When he didn’t hear a whistle, James screamed and gestured toward referee Kane Fitzgerald, who quickly called a technical and pointed for the three-time champion to leave the floor.It was the first time James had been thrown out in 1,082 career NBA games, and he said it was a first since he started playing basketball as a boy in Akron. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James leaves the court after being ejected for a double technical in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 108-97. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James lost his cool. Kevin Love and Cavaliers stayed just as hot.Incensed at not getting a foul called on a drive to the basket, James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night, tossed in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 108-97 win over the Miami Heat.ADVERTISEMENT “On that particular play I got fouled all the way up the court, from the time that I stripped him (Johnson) all the way until I got to the rim, and so that’s what it’s about,” James said. “I said what I had to say and I moved on, but he (Fitzgerald) thought that I should get two of them, so it is … we got the win and that’s most important.”James has long complained about not getting calls near the basket, and hinted that his eruption may have been caused by pent-up frustration.“I’m one of the league leaders in points in the paint,” he said. “I drive just as much as anybody. At this point, it’s almost like they’re trying to turn me into a jump shooter. I can’t be a jump shooter. I’m not a jump shooter. I watch games every single night and I see jump shooters going to the line multiple, double-digit times every night.“I’m not a jump shooter and I get fouled just as much as everybody else, so it’s going to the line one time, three times or four times, that’s not what it’s about.”Fitzgerald said he couldn’t let James’ actions go unpunished.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “It was a culmination of a couple different acts,” he told a pool reporter. “Immediately after the no-call, he turned and threw an air punch directly at me and then he aggressively charged at me and then he used vulgarity in my ear a few times.”Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime.Dwyane Wade added 17 points for Cleveland, which has shaken off a slow start and is again playing like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.Wade said he has seen James that mad before.“I just ain’t never seen him get ejected,” Wade said. “But I’ve definitely seen him that mad before. He only got one ejection — 15 years, that’s pretty good.”Waiters scored 21 and Bam Adebayo had 19 for the Heat, who had won three in a row. Goran Dragic finished with just seven points — 12 below his team-leading scoring average.The Heat closed to 93-76 early in the fourth, but Wade scored six straight points and fed Kyle Korver for a 3-pointer to give Cleveland a 102-79 lead.“Felt that I needed to do something to help this team keep our lead,” Wade said. “Just got in an aggressive mindset, got a couple shots to fall and had a nice assist to Kyle for a long three-ball.”TIP-INSSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala vowed to bounce back after his poor performance in a 76-70 loss to Ateneo in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals.And Mbala stayed true to his word and played like how a two-time MVP should in the Green Archers’ 92-83 comeback win on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ “I say we just stick together. We saw some of our players down but we didn’t give up,” Mbala said after La Salle forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Sunday.“We just kept believing because we’ve been here before. We just really stick together and did what coach told us to do which is to play defense,” he added.READ: Rivero fights off tears to spark La Salle comeback The only thing that slowed Mbala down was a case of cramps and fortunately for him and the Archers, he went down just as the final buzzer sounded.“In the fourth, I was already cramping up. I just wanted to be there for the team and luckily, I was able to finish the game,” said Mbala, who logged a game-high 34 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 UFC president remains doubtful whether McGregor will ever fight again The 6-foot-7 Cameroonian finished with 20 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and four blocks four days after he was held to career-lows eight points and seven field goal attempts.READ: La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title deciderFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMbala was part of the La Salle five on the floor that sparked the team’s fightback from 21 points down in the second quarter, and it all started with a vicious dunk.His throwdown triggered a 10-0 La Salle run that helped chop Ateneo’s lead down to single-digits, 51-42, at the half. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments
Paolo Cannavaro, the younger brother at 36, says his job “will be that of assisting Fabio 360 degrees as technical collaborator. I can coach the reserves, those who play a bit less during the season.”He adds: “Chinese will be difficult to learn, we’ll settle for English.” “A new year, a new life … it will be an odd feeling. I won’t miss the field because it’s a decision I’ve made, but I will miss being around my teammates,” he said.Cannavaro progressed through the youth team at Napoli and in 1999 joined his older brother Fabio at Parma, where he spent six years. The defender then spent a season at Hellas Verona before rejoining Napoli and making more than 200 appearances in eight years at his hometown club.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 folkCannavaro moved to Sassuolo in 2014.Fabio Cannavaro, who won the World Cup with Italy as a player in 2006, was announced as Guangzhou Evergrande coach last month. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sassuolo’s defender from Italy Paolo Cannavaro celebrates after scoring during the italian Serie A football match Sassulo vs Roma at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emlia on October 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTESASSUOLO, Italy— Paolo Cannavaro will quit football after this weekend and join his brother on the technical staff at Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.Cannavaro announced on Thursday that Sassuolo’s Serie A match at Roma will be his last.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Magic trip Pistons to snap nine-game losing streak Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments