Simoya Campbell, that young female half-miler out of an almost unknown programme at Spalding High, is on a collision course with destiny. At 9:25 p.m. on the Jamaica clock today, the former coach Meghan Wilson-Copeland-prepared two-time sub-two-minute campaigner will face the starters. It is the first round of the Beijing World Champs women’s 800m event. This serves as a crucial encounter with her economic future. Success here will carve a niche in the annals of an event where Jamaica has never received a medal at this level from her gender. How much is she alert to the implications for her advance in the event? Her articulate and well-mannered demeanour surfaced when Foster’s Fairplay quizzed her. It was shortly after her second time under the magic barrier with her silver medal at the World University Games – a repeat performance in time (1:59+) and place as at the National Championships about two weeks prior. Addressing the Kingston achievement, she explained: “That moment I crossed the line and looked at the electronic clock and saw 1:59.92, jubilation and elation are words that I would use to describe (it).” How did she actually get there? “The journey here was not easy. However, the fact that I stayed focused and worked hard, it was really motivating that the result was a positive one.” The University of Technology (UTech) student-athlete had some traumatic experiences at the junior level. The experience would have tested every sinew of her character and inner strength. However, she conquered, to be on the doorsteps of one of the biggest sporting showcases known to man. “My faith in God and support of my loved ones and even the small pocket of fans that always believed in me allowed me to overcome the numerous obstacles that presented themselves.” She further explained the sacrifices. “In my final year at high school, I reflected on what I had accomplished so far in all aspects of my life and I wasn’t satisfied, so I decided to make some serious changes, some of which caused me to lose a lot of friends. However, I knew these changes were imminent and vital to achieving my goals, so I stuck to the process and today I am so pleased with my overall development, both on and off the track.” The Stephen Francis-coached athlete, like track and field pundits, realised that the Beijing qualifying time stood in her path to glory. This was coupled with the at times frightening two-minute obstacle. They had to be tackled and overcome to receive that ticket to the World Championships. Her event requires a little more than self-generated speed and endurance to make the cut. This is no 100m dash – “move with the gun, power the drive phase, acceleration zone, then best of form and maintain to the line.” To achieve in the way required takes some pace-making by an athlete who would be compromising her own chances. They pay well on the professional circuit for this “rabbit”. The determined Campbell needed her predecessor at the event in high school, Natoya Goule, now on the US collegiate circuit, to pull her to the most important milestone. She welcomed it. “Natoya played a vital role in (my) accomplishing that feat. Her approach to the 800m is one I always admire – she doesn’t wait for you to take the race to her, she just goes out and commands from the beginning, so upon instructions from my coach, I just stayed as close as I could with her and allowed her to pull me to sub-two-minute clocking and a PB.” Asked what her goal would be in Beijing, came the immediate response. “I always set myself realistic, but ambitious expectations. I am going in with one intention, that is to leave with a medal. I know it will be hard and the odds will stack up against me, however, all my life I’ve defied the odds. I am more confident now that I can achieve at this level after my experience at the World University Games.” How much more confidence can this blossoming star have? Foster’s Fairplay asks all Jamaica to wish her the very best. – For feedback, email [email protected] path to glory
historically lucrative However, the Barbados Test, which ended in three days, gained only 21 per cent. The England tour, historically, has been the most lucrative home series for the region, with large numbers of visitors, mostly from the United Kingdom, making the trek to the Caribbean. Again this year, all three Tests were well subscribed as West Indies managed to pull off a creditable 1-1 draw in the series. They drew the first Test in Antigua, lost the second in Grenada by nine wickets before rebounding to win the final game at Kensington Oval in Barbados by five wickets. ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): England’s Test tour of the Caribbean earlier this year proved a financial success, grossing US$73.2 million across the region, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. In a release, the WICB said the result of an Economic Impact Assessment had shown that the three Tests, which were played between April 13 and May 3, had realised a real “economic impact” of US$59.8 million. “The key outcomes of the Economic Impact Assessment, which was conducted during the England Tour of the Caribbean earlier this year revealed that the region, as a whole, largely benefited from hosting the three Tests,” the WICB said. “The study revealed that generated gross expenditure related to the tour was approximately US$73.2 million, of which the economic impact was US$59.8 million or 82 per cent of the generated gross expenditure. The lion’s share of this impact was driven by the spectators’ spend, i.e. US$50.1 million.” According to the report, the tour also pulled in 15,660 unique visitors, including 3,150, who used tour packages. In an analysis of the West Indies as an advertising brand, the report showed that there were “1,477 verbal mentions of West Indies as a ‘brand’ counted, generating a media value of US$1.1 million”. The report also showed that of the host venues for the Tests, Antigua received the largest amount of brand exposure with 40 per cent, while Grenada gained 39 per cent.
Arsenal to play MLS All-Stars NEW YORK (AP): Arsenal will play Major League Soccer’s All-Stars on July 28 at San Jose, California. The Gunners also said yesterday they will play Mexico’s Chivas of Guadalajara three days later at Carson, California, as part of the two-game US tour. Previous clubs to play the MLS All-Stars include Chelsea (2006 and ’12), Everton (2009), Manchester United (2010 and ’11), Roma (2013), Bayern Munich (2014) and Tottenham (2015). Arsenal visited the New York Red Bulls in the summer of 2014. Manager Arsene Wenger said in a statement his team enjoys “tremendous support across America” and looks forward to “giving our US. fans the chance to see the team play live”. San Jose also hosted the MLS All-Star Game in 2001. Sunderland fire Adam Johnson SUNDERLAND, England (AP): Sunderland have fired winger Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl at the start of his trial. Johnson, who has played 12 times for England, continues to deny two further counts of sexual activity with a child. Sunderland dismissed Johnson ahead of his trial, resuming today at Bradford Crown Court. In a statement, Sunderland announced yesterday that “in light of Adam Johnson’s guilty pleas, the club has today terminated his contract with immediate effect.” The former Manchester City player joined Sunderland in 2012 for US$14.5 million. Payet signs new West Ham contract LONDON (AP): West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet has agreed a contract which will keep him at the club until 2021. The Premier League club announced the deal yesterday which comes eight months after the Frenchman moved to England from French side Marseille. He has scored six goals in 18 Premier League games with West Ham in sixth place. Payet has played 15 times for France and could be in contention for the national squad at this year’s European Championship, which is being held in his native country.
ATLANTA (AP): The New England Patriots have the Super Bowl history and experience going for them tomorrow, but they can’t compete with the Atlanta Falcons when it comes to an entourage of celebrity fans. The Falcons have been known for having fickle fans who abandon the team when it struggles, but this season, the sidelines have been overflowing with rappers, actors and athletes from other sports . Rapper T.I. says he’s no bandwagon jumper. The lifelong Falcons fan says he remembers when Deion Sanders high-stepped into end zones, Michael Vick dashed by defenders and the “Dirty Birds” danced to the Super Bowl in 1999. Those were some of the most memorable moments in Falcons history, but there were many more forgettable years. No matter the outcome, T.I. remained faithful. “We’re always down for the home team,” T.I. said. “We’ve had our highs and lows. But this team is different. We are rooting for them.” Usher, Future, Jeezy and Bow Wow have been spotted cheering from the sidelines during Falcons home games this season . Rapper Gucci Mane was shown giving fans high-fives from at a playoff game in the Georgia Dome. Ludacris performed at halftime in the Falcons’ NFC divisional round win against the Seattle Seahawks then returned the following week to deliver another show in the team’s final home game at the Georgia Dome in a victory against the Green Bay Packers. The rapper recently narrated a short video clipped called “A City Waits” in honour of the Falcons. One of the most notable Falcons supporters is actor Samuel L. Jackson, who created a commercial in 2014 for the team. He recently appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” about his Super Bowl-bound squad and discussed how he tried to forewarn his team about an Aaron Rodgers trick play in warm-ups before the NFC Championship game.
ALMOST A DAD Olympic Games (representing Great Britain) – Silver: 2008 – Beijing World Junior Championships (representing Jamaica) – Silver: 2000 – Santiago – Bronze: 2002 – Kingston World Indoor Championships – Bronze: 2004 – Budapest Pan American Games – Gold: 2003 – Santo Domingo Mason, who was due to become a father for a second time in a few months, holds both the national junior and senior records in the high jump event, winning medals at the Carifta, CAC Junior Championships, Pan American Games, World Junior Championships and World Indoor Championships for Jamaica before mining Olympic silver for Great Britain – the nation of his father’s birth in 2008. The impact of his death was also quite evident at the MVP Track Club’s training session at Stadium East yesterday morning, where old friend Brigitte Foster-Hylton and former coach Stephen Francis were seen taking their charges through their paces despite the obvious hurt. “I’m never sure what to say in times like these, but God knows best. I cannot see any explanation why he would take Germaine from us … but we all have to be strong,” said a tearful Foster-Hylton, who, along with Mason, were the first top-level athletes at the club. “We have been together since the inception of my professional career. He is like my brother.” Francis, who had known Mason for more than 20 years – first as a schoolboy at Wolmer’s Boys’ School before coaching him to Olympic success, was also visibly shaken up by the incident. “I am, of course, quite sad about what happened. I have known Germaine since he was 13 years old and I coached him up to the point when his injuries were too much for him to continue. We went through a lot together,” Francis said, head in hand. “It is quite sad that he came back to Jamaica to have fun and the fun ended up costing him his life,” added Francis. Meanwhile, technical director of Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, Maurice Wilson, said the team’s management will be looking to provide counselling and support to members of the team, some of whom arrived at the site of the accident on their way to the Norman Manley International Airport, while Mason’s body was still on the scene. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, British High Commissioner to Jamaica David Fitton, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Dr Warren Blake and scores of current and former local and international track and field figures are among those who have expressed condolences and spoken to the athlete’s death. Germaine Mason’s fatal early-morning bike crash yesterday sent ripples across the globe as the local and international athletics community mourned the loss of a man who not only distinguished himself in the sport, but was also a friend to some of the island’s most recognisable sporting figures. Mason, who arrived in the island earlier this week to attend carnival, left a downtown Kingston soca party alone aboard a Honda CBR motorcycle around 4 a.m. He was earlier seen partying with close friends, including Usain Bolt and Ricardo Gardner. The 34-year-old Mason would breathe his last breath less than 30 minutes later some five miles east of the party venue, with Bolt and other close friends learning of the tragedy while on their way home. Visibly devastated, Bolt who has been extremely close to Mason for a number of years and former Reggae Boyz and Bolton Wanderers star Ricardo Gardner, who essentially grew up with the high jumper, were among those who arrived early on the scene where they were seen weeping uncontrollably. Recording artiste Chris Martin, former Jamaica defender Ian Goodison, as well as sprinter Michael Frater were also at the crash site. For Mason, the mangled wreckage provided a haunting parallel of a dreadful end to a life that mirrored his career, which in itself delivered so much, but was also interrupted before time due to stubborn injuries. Mason’s major medals
Weather: Good Track: DirtRace 1 1820 M (Purse $930,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&3YO-REST.STAKES*1. #6 MARVELLOUS MARVA OMullings 52.0 $83.002. #3 SILENCE AntThomas3 50.0 1-1/4L3. #1 FRANCIA’S PRIDE SBlake 52.0 8L4. #4 CONCLUSION AndrePowell3 53.0 2-1/4LLate scratch : #5 EL GATOFinal Time : 2:00.1 Splits : 29.3, 56.2, 1:20.4, 1:46.2Winner : 4yo gr filly – ADORE THE GOLD – RUNAWAY JULIETrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $92.00 Ex: $147.00Trifecta: $48.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $600,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NW SINCE 06/01/2017-FILLIES & MARES*1. #4 CLEARLY OURS BebHarvey2 53.0 $86.00 $60.002. #2 YOUR EMISSARY JInnis2 48.0 8L $158.003. #7 MAGIC CITY MWard3 52.0 3/4L $119.004. #6 SOJOURNER TRUTH SBlake 55.0 6LFinal Time : 1:02.4 Splits : 24.0, 49.1Winner : 7yo b mare – STORM CRAFT – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : MARLON ANDERSON Owner : RAMPAGEBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $306.00 Ex: $656.00D/E: $157.00Superfecta: $1,990.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $680,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)1. #6 ZEPHYR PWilliams 52.5 $149.00 $99.002. #3 LITTLE BIG HORN OWalker 53.0 3-1/4L $112.003. #1 MISTER BONES AndreePowell3 48.0 2L $226.004. #4 NUCLEAR WARNING OEdwards2 51.0 1-1/2LFinal Time : 1:06.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $325.00 Ex: $738.00D/E: $534.00Trifecta: $872.00Rolling Triple: $630.00Race 4 1800 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #7 SUBBIE BebHarvey2 54.0 $77.00 $50.002. #3 E.J. MAKIT OMullings 55.0 3-3/4L $50.003. #1 MUSKETOON LSteadman* 56.0 5-1/2L $50.004. #2 BLOOD SONG AChatrie 54.0 7-1/2Final Time : 1:56.2 Splits : 24.1, 49.2, 1:14.2, 1:41.2Winner : 3yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – ANNATrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner: S.A.S. SYNDICATEBred by STAFFORD A. SUBRATIEQu: $216.00 Ex: $358.00D/E: $428.00Superfecta: $241.00Rolling Triple: $1,164.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $600,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #4 STORMING FLYER OWalker 54.0 $66.00 $58.001. #9 PATCH CBudhai 55.0 $66.00 $53.00 Dead Heat3. #2 SURE STEP AntThomas3 54.0 1-3/4L $58.004. #5 CATCH THE FLIGHT OMullings 55.0 9LFinal Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.0Winner : 4yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – LADY LYDIATrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner: GORDON LEWISBred by HENRY MILLERQu: $89.00 Ex: $119.00 (9-4) $88.00D/E: $178.00 (7-9) $56.00Superfecta: $247.00 (9-4-2-5) $132.00Rolling Triple: $533.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. #6 CRUISING MOTION AChatrie 52.0 25/1 $1311.00 $237.002. #2 SIEMPRE BUENO AGray4 52.0 3/4L $274.00*3. #10 FIFTYONESTORM OWalker 53.0 2-3/4L $63.004. #4 GOLD MEMBER DDawkins2 51.0 Neck5. #5 SCOOP JORDYNE JErwin 54.0 1-3/4LFinal Time : 0:59.2 Splits : 22.3, 46.0, ,Winner : 4yo colt – WEEKEND CRUISE – TOTAL MOTIONTrainer : RAY PHILLIPS Owner : PAUL WILLIAMSBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $8,486.00 Ex: $28,564.00D/E: $1,312.00 (9-6) $1,690.00Trifecta: $10,048.00Hi-5: $363,412.00Rolling Triple: $4,062.00Pick-4: $18,420.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $13,556.10 (6 OF 6)Race 7 1200 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)*1. #7 MEMORY OF TS AChatrie 52.0 $132.00 $58.002. #2 LIGHT BRIGADE RHalledeen 57.0 3/4L $64.003. #6 ARGUMENT DONE OFoster 55.0 1-1/4L $72.004. #8 SIR LEYLAND HALL SEllis 54.0 3LFinal Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 4yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – SAFE LANDINGTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : CUDSBred by COURTNEY WALSHQu: $191.00 Ex: $386.00D/E: $2,871.00Superfecta: $390.00Rolling Triple: $7,648.00Race 8 1600 M (Purse $620,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #3 CUP O TEA DDawkins2 54.0 $231.00 $65.00*2. #1 BIG BLACK NATION SEllis 56.0 1L $59.003. #5 ZEEGAR AChatrie 56.0 3-3/4L $329.004. #12 TOP EAGLE RHalledeen 53.0 Nose5. #2 PIANO MAN LSteadman* 53.0 2LFinal Time : 1:42.4 Splits : 24.2, 48.0, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – TAQARUB – EXCHANGE ONLYTrainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by LAURENCE HEFFESQu: $308.00 Ex: $793.00D/E: $452.00Trifecta: $3,439.00Hi-5 carry-over : $146,159.00Rolling Triple: $22,724.00PlacePot 8: $3,537.00 (8 OF 8)G.A. “SARGE” BUCKNOR MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #12 ROYAL ASSAULT LSteadman* 56.0 $141.00 $62.00*2. #10 DANCING QUEEN PWilliams 51.5 2-1/2L $62.003. #6 ACTION MAN WHenry 51.0 1/2L $166.004. #7 FORCE DE JOUR RMcNaughton 55.0 Nose5. #9 VISION JInnis2 50.0 1-1/4LFinal Time : 0:58.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.0Winner : 5yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – MAYKEN JOYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner: DEBORAH NUNES-BOORMAN & TARA NUNES & S.NARINESINGH & E. HALOUTEBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYQu: $148.00 Ex: $305.00D/E: $630.00Trifecta: $659.00Hi-5: $10,090.50Rolling Triple: $1,665.00Race 10 1600 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #10 SHELLIAN GREY AChatrie 54.0 $1442.00 $196.00*2. #12 MEET JUSTIN SEllis 57.0 5L $67.003. #3 MONEYNEVERSLEEP RWilson 55.0 1/2L $59.004. #8 CHIEF SECRETARIAT JErwin 55.0 7-1/2L5. #11 MR. THEOPHILUS DDawkins2 52.0 1-3/4LJF #6 TROPICALDEPRESSION LSteadman* 57.0Final Time : 1:44.0 Splits : 25.0, 49.0, 1:15.2Winner : 6yo rn filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – PRINCESS LUETrainer : CLIFTON MCLISH Owner : STANLEY LINDSAYBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNNOTE: HORSE #7 JUNIOR DON PASSED THE POST IN 13TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED OUT OF THE RACE.Qu: $1,648.00 Ex: $6,288.00D/E: $2,634.00Trifecta: $4,479.00Hi-5 Carry-over: $202,554.95Rolling Triple: $31,435.00Pick-4: $45,872.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $398,326.50 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $12,267.50 (8 OF 9); $156.00 (7 OF 9)Carry-over : $1,299,114.60
Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Figure skater Samantha Mary Lynn Cabiles begged off from her national team duties and track cyclist Kristian Emmanuel Reyes got injured in a crash, reducing the Philippine delegation to the 29th Southeast Asian Games to 493 athletes in 37 sports.Citing health reasons, Cabiles has decided to skip the women’s individual figure ice skating event while Reyes won’t be suiting up either after getting hurt in a spill while training in South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Alternate gymnasts Rachele Arellano (women’s artistic) and Adrian Mirasol Apuyan (men’s artistic) were earlier pulled out from the delegation by Carrion, also president of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines.Sailor Ridgely Balladares, who won a gold in the men’s keelboat match racing in 2015 Singapore, was also entered as an alternate to Lester Troy Tayong and Emerson Villena in the international 470 event and was scratched from the lineup.Carrion is expecting a turnout of at least 50 gold medals for the Philippines to improve on its previous finish of sixth place among 11 countries. “I hope there will be no more injuries. Let’s pray for the safety of our athletes,” said Carrion, a board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.The POC originally submitted a total of 498 Filipino athletes to KL organizers.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Thailand ready to step in for Philippines as 2019 SEA Games host “Well, our skater is a potential gold medalist, so we’re minus one possible gold without her,” said Philippine chief of mission Cynthia Carrion, referring to Cabiles.Based in Michigan, the 20-year-old Cabiles placed 14th in the short program during the 2017 Asian Winter Games, 16th in the free skate and 15th overall.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’According to Philippine Cycling Federation deputy secretary general Camille Sumagui, Reyes was brought to a hospital in Seoul to determine the extent of the injury, striking the Filipino cyclist out of next week’s Kuala Lumpur Games for good.Reyes and Mervin Barnachea Corpuz are the only Filipino entries in cycling track, which offers 12 gold medals. National coach Carlo Jazul said they signed up for the track scratch/track omnium event. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Arellano was supposed to compete in the floor, vault, uneven bar and balance beam while Apuyan will be tested in the high bar, parallel bars, vault, ring, floor and pommel horse.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The Philippines thrashed Indonesia, 12-0, kicking off its gold medal bid in dominating fashion Monday at Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.READ: Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockeyFEATURED 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’Ice hockey is being staged in the regional meet for the first time.The Filipinos take on Singapore next before wrapping up their stint against Malaysia and Thailand. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia./ AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEThe Philippine ice hockey team showed why it’s among the favorites to win the gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA GamesADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games: Suarez, two Filipino pugs enter semis; Paalam out View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Creighton eventually recruited Paras, who did not flourish with the Bluejays and later transferred to Cal State Northridge where he is now on redshirt status, an academic sophomore on his first year of athletic eligibility.Paras said Sotto, given his height, would have “endless opportunities” in the United States.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe Paras encouraged high school sensation Kai Sotto to continue playing basketball in the United States while also taking a swipe at the current hoops scene in the Philippines.In a Twitter post, Paras made use of the new 280-character limit saying Sotto moving to the US will be the right decision instead of playing in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida home Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 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 “I was 15-years-old when I moved out here in LA,” said Paras, who is now a member of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.“Hopefully one day Kai may make a mature decision to continue his basketball career in the States so that he won’t get rotten and brain washed in Manila.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneSotto is still in high school playing for Ateneo and his 7-foot-1 frame puts him a literal head above his opponents.Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netParas, for his part, moved from La Salle Greenhills to Cathedral in Los Angeles where he made a name for himself as an athletic forward. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments
Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cone couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with the love the fans have showered him and the whole Ginebra squad through this endeavor, which culminated in back-to-back championship in the season-ending conference.“The fact that we played in front of 54,000 people in Game 7, I’m so proud of being a part of that and proud to be a part of these guys,” said the Granslam mentor, who to win not just two titles for the crowd favorites.“I’m just so proud to be a part of the Ginebra family and I’m so proud that we were able to win two championships for you,” Cone said. “We hope to win many, many more.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Tim Cone couldn’t help but liken his job at the helm for Ginebra to being the coach of Gilas Pilipinas.“It’s almost like coaching the national team. Everywhere I go, there are Ginebra fans and I just love that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 And Friday’s fans day proved just that with legions of the ka-barangays trooping to Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan to celebrate Ginebra’s 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup for one last time.Some of the fans even spent the night waiting for the arena to open, hoping to be part of the first 2,500 fans to take home giveaways from the event.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 folkThe victory party also served as the final sendoff for the retiring Jayjay Helterbrand, who is officialy closing this chapter of his career.“All these people here, the supporters are the best thing of my career,” said Helterbrand. “Each and every game, they really made it worthwhile for us to play our best and they really give us the inspiration to go out there and give our all. You guys are the reason why we are here. We wouldn’t be here without you guys.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather ‘adopts’ panda, names it after himself