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first_imgWith female apprentice Andree Powell having scored a stunning upset aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA in the seventh race at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, both the pick-9 and twilight Super-6 offer carryovers. The first Super-6 from race two to seven looks tailored for the down-in-class UNBREAKABLE, who failed in his bid to win his fourth consecutive race recently on a $550,000 claiming tag. Reporting under new management, having been claimed by trainer Neive Graham for top owner O’Shaun Connection recently, UNBREAKABLE, with in-form claiming apprentice Linton Steadman aboard, is confidently expected to resume winning ways ahead of recent winner FLYING MIRACLE. DWAYNE STAR, who just failed to catch SHINING LIGHT in the recent Easter Sprint Cup over 1100 metres, should again have the measure of the speedy ACTION MAN, who was third in that race, over the straight five course, to be contested by eight overnight allowance horses. Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson will now ride DWAYNE STAR for in-form trainer Patrick Lynch. WARTIME, the mount of the improving apprentice Jerome Innis, caught the eye in running last time out and should win the fourth race over 14000 metres for maiden three-year-olds, this for female trainer Margaret Parchment. Briefly, the next three races should be won by PRINCESS STATISTIC (Steadman up); DIYFUNCTTIONAL (Omar Walker up); and GENUINE ARTICLE (Wesley Henry) in the seventh. (2) UNBREAKABLE (3) DWAYNE STAR/ ACTION MAN (4) WARTIME/RUBY ROSE (5) PRINCESS STATISTICS/LEILANI (6) DYSFUNCTIONAL/ SEEKING THE DAWN (7) UNGENUINE ARTICLE/QUEEN OF THE TOWN FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

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first_img KC Graham: Based on her flat 400m speed so far this season, where she has recorded a personal best (PB)of 51.17 so early in the season, she looks set to do something special in the 400m hurdles, and today could be the start of great things from her. Lowe: Her inexperience on the circuit has showed in the past. She has finished seventh in her last three Diamond League appearances, but would have gained valuable experience from those plus her fifth-placed World Champs run. KC Graham: I think her biggest danger in this race will be Kemi Adekoya from Bahrain, whose season best is 54.87 seconds. Once Russell runs a more controlled race, instead of saving for the final stages, she should do well here. Lowe: Adekoya ran that PB in what is her only outdoor race so far this year, and remember that she won the World Indoor 400m title earlier this year in a fast 51.45 seconds. She’s having the best season of her young career, but we cannot overlook the South African Wenda Theron Nel, who had also gone below 55 seconds already. KC Graham: Oh, I forgot about her! The South African is very dangerous. If Russell passes this test and wins, then this could be the platform for her for the rest of the season, including Rio. A win here will be a big confidence booster for her. Lowe: Sounds like you’re shying away from calling a winner. Listen, I think it’s going to be very close between these three. Russell is the fastest, and I think her early season speed work will pay off here. It will be even for 300m, but I expect her to pull away for her first Diamond League win. KC Graham: I am not. Sentiments-wise, I like Russell, but experience-wise, both Theron and Adekoya are extremely good and it should be very close, but I think Adekoya should win in a close finish, but Russell should lower her PB. KC Graham: Janieve Russell has been Jamaica’s best female 400 metres hurdler so far this season and will get her sternest test today. Lowe: 54.61 already this year makes her the second fastest on the planet in the event, but you are right. This is going to be a hot one in the Moroccan desert, with a couple of good girls also lined up in this event. KC Graham: She is yet to score a major win on the circuit in her short career, but I think things will change as she is full of confidence this season. Lowe: I’m really encouraged by her start to the season, especially considering that she had surgery at the end of last year and also had other issues dealing with. She seems, however, to have zoned in and must be feeling good about her chances after that run at the Jamaica Invitational. We don’t know what her workout was like last week, but she has not competed since then, so should be itching to be unleashed. Inexperiencelast_img read more

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first_imgThe victory of Calabar over Kingston College (KC) in the recently concluded ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium reminds me of a quote I read years ago: “An army of deer led by a lion will defeat an army of lions led by a deer”. Let me state also that I mean no disrespect to the many boys who represented their schools so admirably during the five days of competition, but Jamaica (and the world) MUST recognise the absolute genius that coach Michael Clarke is. The pundits (me included) had predicted a KC victory by at least 30 points, but at the close of competition on Friday, the deficit (Calabar to KC) was only a paltry seven points. With Calabar seemingly having a larger number of competitors on “finals Saturday”, their fans and supporters left the stadium that evening very confident of victory on Friday and Saturday night. The expected ‘Fortis’ fighting spirit of KC became evident as the final evening progressed, and it was left to the 4x400m relay to decide the Championships. The big question at that time was, Could KC overcome a major injury setback to finish close enough to the favourites, Calabar, to grab victory from the very jaws of defeat? History will record that they could not, but this championship battle will be remembered for years to come. I have long postulated that these championships are usually won by the team that has the fewer injuries to major stars and the dreaded disqualifications for lane violations, false starts, and dropped batons in the relays. And so it did. Disqualifications did help KC earn (and lose) points, and the management of the injured KC captain (was it a cramp or a tear?) was the difference between winning and losing. However, the tactics employed by Calabar in blunting the threat of KC earning maximum points, in races where they had two finalists, was a master class in the art of assessing rivals and working out a plan to maximise their own point potential. Michael Clarke’s journey from St Jago to Jamaica College to Calabar MUST be a chapter (or two) of any book or university course in “how to win at Champs”. Well done! Working out a way to deny a child from earning a maximum 18 points must have been more rewarding than threatening court action to deny him competing in what is truly the greatest athletics competition for children in the world. Depth and quality On the girls side, the expected one-sided victory of Edwin Allen did materialise, although at one stage, the girls from St Jago did look menacing. However, the depth and quality of the Edwin Allen team prevailed. Coach Dyke, too, deserves praise, but until he is challenged by other schools like Calabar was, and prevails, then what he has done (and is doing) at Edwin Allen, while worthy of special mention, pales in significance to the consistent feats of Michael Clarke. Did someone say national honours? The information coming out of Germany that “many” Jamaicans whose samples were retested after the Beijing Olympics showed traces of the banned substance Clenbuterol, a proven performance enhancer, should bring home quite forcibly to our standard-bearers in international competition the fact that there are very few non-Jamaicans who believe that our stars are drug free. The authorities have already quite correctly pooh-poohed this revelation as the quantity of the drug detected coincides with the possibility of consuming meat in China containing the substance! No sanction was ever contemplated, but this information is not carried in the bulk of the “news flash” that regales international stories. Our athletes who are in the JADCO testing pool MUST educate themselves and be aware of the rules and regulations regarding whereabouts and testing, particularly at home. It must be made mandatory for ALL members of JADCO’s testing pool to attend at least two or three JADCO-led workshops in any 18-month period to be eligible to compete for this nation. Just too much is at stake for the now trite comment “I never knew” to be accepted as an excuse for breaching the WADA code for drug use in sport. He who hath ears to hear, let them hear.last_img read more

January 19, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning a point against Taro Daniel, of Japan, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK — A bad back prevented Roger Federer from getting ready for the U.S. Open the way he prefers to prepare for a Grand Slam tournament. And it’s showed so far.Federer blamed a lack of proper practice after making an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and being forced to go five sets again before coming back to edge a cramping Mikhail Youzhny 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s also a real man who plays tennis,” Youzhny noted. “He’s not a god.”Well, OK, that’s true. But remember: Federer did not drop a single set en route to his record eighth Wimbledon championship in July. And that he is 37-3 with five titles, including two at majors to raise his record total to 19.Second on that list, with 15, is No. 1-seeded Rafael Nadal, who trailed by a set and a break before figuring things out and beating 121st-ranked Taro Daniel of Japan 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in Ashe at night. That followed 20th-seeded American CoCo Vandeweghe’s 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory over Ons Jabeur of Tunisia under the lights.What already was a wide-open women’s bracket became more so when 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset by 116th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova’s exit means five of the top eight women are already gone.Two other seeded women lost to Americans in the afternoon: Shelby Rogers edged No. 25 Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (5) in a tournament-record 3 hours, 33 minutes, and Jennifer Brady eliminated No. 23 Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A couple of seeded men departed, too: No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 15 Tomas Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up.The No. 3-seeded Federer won five consecutive U.S. Open championships from 2004-08 and also was the runner-up twice, including two years ago. But he missed last year’s tournament while taking off the second half of the season to let his back and surgically repaired left knee fully heal.That back, an off-and-on issue for years, flared up again while Federer was losing in the final of the Montreal Masters in August. He didn’t get to fully work on returns or serves, in particular, as the U.S. Open approached. That lack of training and the resulting lack of timing — rather than pain from his back — is what Federer said caused him problems Tuesday night in the first round against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe and again against Youzhny, a former top-10 player who reached the 2006 and 2010 U.S. Open semifinals but is now ranked 101st.“I’m pretty confident that I’m only going to get better from here. That’s a good thing,” Federer said. “Because I’ve played a lot, I definitely found some rhythm now.”He did falter repeatedly Thursday, though.Federer let a lead slip away in the second set and got broken while serving for it at 5-4.“He helped me to come back,” Youzhny said.Federer stumbled again while serving for the fourth set at 5-3, but responded to a break there by breaking right back.Still, Federer’s unforced errors continued to mount in the fifth set — 11 in the first four games alone, including a badly shanked forehand on his first break point at 2-1, a netted backhand on his second, and a long forehand to let Youzhny hold there. Eventually, Federer nosed ahead, aided by the considerable dip in the 35-year-old Youzhny’s level of play.While Federer played his first-round match Tuesday under the roof in Ashe, Youzhny’s opener was postponed until Wednesday because of rain, and he blamed that for his fatigue. His legs started cramping late in the third set Thursday and then reached other parts of his body, even his fingers, by the end. That made it hard to move forward or to jump normally while serving. It is the first time the 36-year-old Federer has played five-setters in both the first and second rounds at a major tournament.“I knew I was going to maybe struggle early on. Maybe I struggled more than I would have liked to. But I’m still in the draw, which gives me a chance. I still believe I’m going to pick up my game and become just more consistent because I’m not playing all that bad,” Federer said. “It’s just that I’m going a bit up and down in waves throughout the match.”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’Given that Federer entered the day with a 16-0 career record against Youzhny and a 16-0 mark in the U.S. Open’s second round, one might have thought that their match would be a mismatch.Think again.center_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies At 1-all in the deciding set, Youzhny collapsed to the court, grabbing at his right leg after whiffing on an attempted swat at Federer’s lob. Youzhny stayed down for a few moments, then grimaced and limped around for the rest of that game.Afterward, Youzhny chuckled at the mention of having lost all 17 matches against Federer, even leaning back in his chair and joking about how he would have completed the upset if Grand Slam rules were different: “I beat him in three sets now — but we played five sets. But come on, if we played three sets, I already beat him!”Federer, naturally, preferred to look at matters from a different perspective.“I find my way,” he said. “I don’t panic.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Promoters: Pacquiao-Horn rematch won’t happen this year 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 National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees GALLERY: NCAA Season 93 All-Star Skills Challenge National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Anthony finished with 21 points and six rebounds for the Batang Pier.Glen Rice Jr. led TNT with a game-high 39 points to go along 13 rebounds but he turned the ball over 11 times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Globalport pulled off a 119-112 upset over TNT to get a crack at a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Batang Pier relied on dead-eye shooting late in the game and improved to 3-3 for ninth place while the KaTropa slipped to 4-3 after seeing their streak snapped.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles This is the first time in five games that TNT dropped a game against the Batang Pier whose losing streak dates back to last season’s Governors’ Cup.Globalport was rampant with its shooting in the final frame as Sean Anthony and Mike Cortez solely scored on the Batang Pier’s 13-4 run in the fourth to give their team a 104-92 lead at the 5:56 mark.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’“It’s a morale-boosting win for us,” said Batang Pier head coach Franz Pumaren. “Each game is very important and I think until the very end, every game will have a bearing because it’s all locked up in the middle of the standings.”Stanley Pringle lit up the boards with a game-high 30 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, eight rebounds, and four assists while Murphey Holloway added 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists for Globalport. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics talks with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 135-102 in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Boston Celtics 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the 2017 NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Isaiah Thomas’ two sons had different reactions to his trade from the Celtics to the Cavaliers.His older son, James, is excited that his dad will get to play alongside LeBron James. Thomas’ younger son, Jaiden, had fallen in love with Boston and was afraid that Cleveland won’t have any skate parks.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ “Everything about that trade, everything that I was feeling in my heart in those moments — they got it down to the only two things that mattered,” Thomas said in a 3,500-word post on The Players Tribune about the deal that sent him to the Cavaliers for fellow All-Star Kyrie Irving.“And so when I say this hurts, man — just know that it isn’t because of anything anyone else did. It’s only because of something I did,” he said. “I fell in love with Boston.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendA 5-foot-8 point guard who was the final pick in the 2011 draft, Thomas was a role player for three teams before he came to Boston at the 2015 trade deadline.He developed into a two-time All-Star and a fan favorite with the Celtics, leading them to the No. 1 seed in the East and an Eastern Conference finals matchup with Cleveland in last season’s playoffs. 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 Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This was the first place, the first organization, the first group of fans in the league that didn’t take one look at me, take one look at my size, and put me into the same role as always,” Thomas wrote. “The Boston Celtics let me have a chance to be great. And I’ll never forget that.”But an expiring contract — coupled with a desire for a new, maximum deal — and a hip injury that itself almost derailed the trade led Celtics boss Danny Ainge to trade Thomas to Cleveland along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft pick. Irving had asked for a trade to a team where he wouldn’t have second-billing.Thomas said he is excited about playing with James, a four-time MVP, and Kevin Love, a former AAU teammate .“I’mma just say this here, point-blank, to get it over with — and then you can go ahead and post it on whatever bulletin boards you want to: You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year,” he said.“Me on the Cavs is a match made in heaven. If you’ve watched any Celtics games last year, then you know how many times I would have to go through double and even triple teams, just to get my shot off. … But this year . man, it’s not even going to be a thing. You really going to throw three guys on me, when I’m sharing a court with the best basketball player on the planet? Nah, I don’t think so.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend After moving from the Celtics to their top rival in the East, Thomas said his job is now to destroy the team he helped build.“It’s sad, man. It’s just sad,” he said. “But I didn’t come to Cleveland to lose.”Among the messages Thomas received after the trade was one from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wishing him luck and telling him “You’re gonna do great.” That was bittersweet, Thomas said: He had hoped to build a Brady-like career as an unheralded draft pick who went on to become an all-time Boston great.“In my mind, I wanted to be the Celtics version of Brady and (Red Sox slugger David) Ortiz,” he wrote. “So when I got that text from Tom, you know, there was part of me that felt a little down.“But then I thought about the text some more,” he wrote. “Tom Brady isn’t sending a text like that to guys who played in Boston for only two and a half years — unless they did something very special. So maybe, I don’t know … maybe that’s something to be proud of. And maybe, my time here . even if, in the end, I guess it wasn’t quite what I’d dreamed it would be — maybe it still meant something to some people.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

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first_img“I’ve seen a lot of his games and I know his style of play. He’s a very crafty player, a very good post player. Whenever I can, I study film of a lot of players and I can definitely learn a lot of things from watching him play,” he said.Austin will be tasked to steer Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 10-team tournament in Chenzhou, China from September 22 to 30. /idl 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 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide But that doesn’t mean that the import, who is also a prospective naturalization candidate for the Philippines, will back down against the seasoned Blatche.“I’m excited,” said the 23-year-old. “It’s always exciting to be able to go against great competition, but as a basketball player, I was thought to never back down from anybody. When it comes time for us to match up, I’m gonna play hard, that’s all I can do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThere’s a high chance that Blatche’s Xinjiang Flying Tigers will meet Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup if the two teams make it past the group stages.Austin, however, said that Chooks should have no fear in the continental club tourney if it finds itself in a collision course against Blatche. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours NBA: Ex-teammate Kanter on Durant’s Twitter comments: ‘It’s just really sad’ How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Chot Reyes is well aware of how good Andray Blatche is, being Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player for the better half of the past three years.One player in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas who hasn’t seen the 31-year-old in action first hand, though, is Isaiah Austin.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Bisciotti said he “100 percent” supports his players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem. At least seven of them did, joined by more than a dozen Jacksonville Jaguars, before the teams played at Wembley Stadium in London.Other players linked arms – and Jaguars owner Shad Khan joined them, standing between tight end Marcedes Lewis and linebacker Telvin Smith. He called it a privilege to do so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogKraft, who has been a strong backer of the president, expressed “deep disappointment” with Trump and said politicians could learn much from the unifying spirit of a competitive, team-oriented enterprise like football.“Our players are intelligent, thoughtful, and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful,” Kraft said in a statement. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired’,” he said to loud applause.Again in a Sunday morning tweet, Trump urged his supporters to take action: “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin followed up Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” defending Trump, saying the NFL has many rules governing what players can and cannot do.“I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem,” Mnuchin said. “They can do free speech on their own time.”Trump’s remarks provoked team owners and the NFL to stridently defend the sport and its players. Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has taken heat for Kaepernick’s struggle to find a team, quickly condemned Trump’s comments.“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month,” Goodell said. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”At least seven team owners donated $1 million each to Trump’s inaugural committee. But Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos , Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank , New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, Tennessee Titans’ controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York were among the league power brokers who issued condemning statements through their clubs.“The callous and offensive comments made by the president are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” York said. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world.”Added Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy: “We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely.”This weekend’s games were sure to bring more protests, with Tampa Bay receiver Desean Jackson promising to make “a statement.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Baltimore Ravens players kneel down during the playing of the US national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo by MATT DUNHAM / AP)The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.The statements, including those from Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, contrasted a morning tweet from Trump and further escalated the political drama of the league’s game day, which was expected to be one of the most-watched for non-sporting reasons in years.ADVERTISEMENT “I know our players who kneeled for the anthem, and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone,” Ross said. “They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:31Palace ‘not bothered’ by Trump OK on US ban vs De Lima jailers02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio 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 Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam wrote that they didn’t want to let “misguided, uninformed and divisive comments from the President or anyone else deter us from our efforts to unify,” and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team wouldn’t be on the field when the anthem plays before the Steelers game in Chicago.He doesn’t want his players to be divided between those who kneel and those who stand, he said.“We’re not going to be divided by anything said by anyone,” Tomlin said. “We’re not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda.”Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the kneeling movement last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, refusing to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest the treatment of black people by police. Kaepernick became a free agent and has not been signed by a new team for this season.Without identifying Kaepernick, Trump aimed a Friday talk at a Huntsville, Alabama, rally at those players who have knelt for the anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Wozniacki beats Pavlyuchenkova to retain Pan Pacific title Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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first_imgEarlier, he had suggested that a fourth world title would not usher him towards retirement and hinted that he is likely to remain in the sport for the next few years.“I can easily imagine myself without Formula One, but it is not about that right now,” he told reporters. 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“There are some really cool things coming along that are going to complement where I am in Formula One.”He declined to elaborate on his plans, but conceded that he had been in Los Angeles earlier in the week to discuss “creations” he was working on. “I definitely won’t be here at 40,” he said. “I don’t think that is going to happen, but it changes all the time.“There have been times when I thought I am happy to move on, but you can’t come back.“I can’t tell you how long I will be here for, but eventually I will figure it out and know when the time comes. I anticipate a couple more years at least.”Hamilton said also that he would not consider winning a fourth title elevated him beyond his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, who had won three championships before his death in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.“Ayrton’s life was cut short and I think, had he the opportunity to continue and race in safe conditions, he would have continued to win more championships.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “I don’t look upon him and think that I am better because I have more wins and championships and poles, but I feel very proud for my name to be mentioned alongside his name — and that’s all.”Looking back on his early years in F1 with McLaren and his first championship win, he added: “In 2008 I was a kid. I had all the natural talent I have today, but I didn’t have the knowledge or experience.“I’m much better equipped now than I was in 2008. It’s actually been more enjoyable this year being in the position I am. I’m a lot more comfortable in my own skin so that’s really helped me.”Looking ahead to Sunday’s race and his chance to secure another title, he added: “I’m now fighting a championship-winning team in Ferrari and a champion driver, but I’m much better equipped. It’s actually been more enjoyable this year being in the position I am.“When you are 18, you think you know everything, but you don’t know anything.”On Friday, Hamilton wound up second in both sessions, having also been outpaced by Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the morning.“It’s been a good day,” said Hamilton. “It didn’t really start out great, particularly in the second session with the big spin on my first lap that really threw me off the session and made it a little bit tricky to get the run on the super-soft tyres.“I had put myself on the back foot, but the single lap and then the long run on the ultra-soft was probably one of the best I’ve ever done.“I don’t think I’ve ever done 26 laps that consistent, apart from in a race maybe.“We got lots of information, the track was feeling better in the second session once the temperature came up -– so, overall, it was a good day.” 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. 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Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Aldridge’s 21 leads short-handed Spurs by Bulls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pelicans: Guard/forward Tony Allen did not play, leaving the Pelicans without the services of six players. Gentry said Allen was pulled for rest. … Though he leads the league in charges taken with five, Cousins had two offensive fouls in the first quarter. … Forward Cheick Diallo, who has shuffled between the Pelicans and the G-League since being drafted last season, looked sharp off the bench with nine points and six rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next By and large, the Pelicans succeeded.The game would likely have been a blowout were it not for the Pelicans turnovers, which kept the Clippers within striking distance until the final minutes.“What’s that stuff? Stickum,” said Cousins when asked what he wanted to do to curb his turnovers. “”I am the main culprit of the turnovers right now. I had eight of them. I have to do a better job of taking care of the ball, make better decisions. Luckily the turnovers didn’t affect us tonight because we got the win. It shows what kind of team we can be if we would take care of the ball”Cousins and Davis were too much for the Clippers, particularly an artful fadeaway jumper by Cousins from 15 feet with 8 minutes left that put the Pelicans up by 10. Almost 2 minutes later, Cousins ripped down a rebound and launched a coast-to-coast pass to Davis for a dunk.“We the amigos,” cracked Cousins after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) tries to get past New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23). APNEW ORLEANS — Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers summed up DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis before the New Orleans big men overpowered his Clippers.“Their versatility, their size, their skill level. Two bigs that are that skilled, who can handle the ball, shoot the ball, pass the ball, dribble the ball, you know, block shots,” Rivers before the game. “Other than that, there’s not much that’s impressive.”ADVERTISEMENT And impressive they were. Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds and Davis added 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the Pelicans beat the Clippers 111-103 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Jrue Holiday had eight assists for New Orleans, half of the total assists generated by the entire Clippers team. The Pelicans also overcame 23 turnovers. Cousins lost the ball eight times — two on offensive fouls — and Holiday had seven turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBlake Griffin led the Clippers with 27 points, but it came on 9-of-27 shooting. DeAndre Jordan has 12 points and 14 rebounds. The Clippers were held to 41 percent from the floor, while the Pelicans shot 54 percent.“We tried to keep DeAndre off the board and keep Blake Griffin off the paint,” Davis. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Austin Rivers managed to keep the Clippers in the game with 11 fourth-quarter points.“It was in reach. We didn’t execute down the stretch,” Doc Rivers said. “We came out of a timeout and had horrible execution.”RONDO’S RETURNPoint guard Rajon Rondo, the Pelicans’ major offseason free-agent acquisition, is a week to 10 days from making his regular season debut.“He’s close to doing it and everything seems to be going along fine,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “We’re not trying to push the issue at all.”DOC’S DIAGNOSISClippers coach Doc Rivers said his view that too many fouls are being called this year is, in essence, a structural issue with the league.“This day and time, they look at each other wrong, it’s a foul. I don’t know how they even play against each other anymore. It’s so difficult,” he said. “I don’t even blame the officials. There’s so much to call.”TIP-INSClippers: Griffin had his 2,000th career assist with a pass to Sindarious Thrornwell early in the first quarter. … Guard Patrick Beverley missed his second game in a row due to a sore right knee. … Rivers and assistant coach Sam Cassell were hit with technical fouls in the fourth. View comments read more