Australia’s Shane Watson retires from Test cricket after latest injury


first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Australian all-rounder Shane Watson yesterday announced his retirement from Test cricket effective immediately after another injury setback cut short his one-day international tour of Britain.Watson sustained a series-ending calf injury in Saturday’s 64-run win in the second ODI over England at Lord’s.A disappointing performance in his now-final Test against England in Cardiff in July saw him dropped from the Australian side. He said yesterday he won’t attempt to regain a Test spot.”I’ve been through a lot of different waves of emotion about what is right for myself, my family, and most importantly the team as well,” Watson said in a Cricket Australia statement.”Over the last couple of days there was a lot of clarity (for me) of what the right decision was. I just know that I’ve given everything I possibly can to get the best out of myself.”Watson said he felt now was the best time to retire from the five-day format.”I just know it’s the right time to move on,” Watson said. “I don’t have that real fight in me, especially for Test cricket, knowing the lengths physically that I’d have to go through, mentally and technically as well, to be at my best in Test cricket, so I just know it’s the right time.”OUTSTANDINGCONTRIBUTORAustralia coach Darren Lehmann said Watson “has been an outstanding contributor to the team on and off the field and a great thinker on the game as well as a hugely talented cricketer”.Australia captain Steve Smith said Watson “has been a huge influence on my career and the team as a whole. Fifty-nine Test matches for Australia is an incredible achievement and he can be extremely proud of everything he has done in the game in the longest format,” Smith said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to play alongside him in one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals.”Watson made his Test debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2005 against Pakistan. He scored 3,731 runs at an average of 35.19, including four centuries and 24 half-centuries.He also took 75 wickets at 33.68 and held 45 catches.last_img read more


Past the finishing post


first_imgWeather: Bleak; Track: MuddyRace 1 1200 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO-NW31. FRANKENSTORM OFoster 54.02. SHADE OF BEAUTY DaneNelson 55.0 5L3. CHANGE HIM NAME OnBeckford4 54.0 3 1/2L4. AWESOME CODE JErwin 54.0 1 1/4LFinal Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,WIN: $612.00PLACE: $181.00, $123.00, $97.00Winner : 5yo b horse – OUTRIGGER – SEEKING LILTrainer : WILFRED CHIN Owner : RAM A TBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $1,357.00 Ex: $3,980.00Trifecta: $3,201.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. ZUGULU SEllis 53.02. LIKE A LADY WHenry 50.0 4L3. OCEAN SEEKER DDawkins4 50.0 2 1/4L4. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 52.5 1 1/4LFinal Time : 1:07.3 Splits : 23.1, 47.2,WIN: $78.00PLACE: $81.00, $129.00, $230.00Winner : 2yo colt – HOLD ME BACK – CANDY GIRLTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : HAM STABLES LIMITED (COMPANY)Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $233.00 Ex: $494.00D/E: $2,047.00Superfecta: $3,263.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. WESTERN FAITH RWilson 55.02. QUEEN OF THE TOWN AndreePowell4 47.0 3/4L3. TIZ A CAT JErwin 55.0 Head4. BOOK OF RULES OWhite 52.0 4 1/4LFinal Time : 1:13.3 Splits : 24.4, 50.3WIN: $96.00PLACE: $64.00, $65.00, $77.00Winner : 5yo b mare – WESTERN CLASSIC – FAITH AGAINTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : KIBBEISHA S LITTLEMS.Bred by LEROY AKINSNOTE: HORSE #6 TIZ A CAT PASSED THE POST FIRST BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED THIRD.Qu: $280.00 Ex: $524.00D/E: $208.00Superfecta: $1,516.00Rolling Triple: $4,703.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)*1. GOLD MEMBER RLahoe 53.02. WALTZING MATILDA RLunan 54.0 10L3. DEMOLITION BOY SEllis 54.0 Sh.Head4. ANGEL STAR AGray4 50.0 2 1/4L5. GANJA MAN AndrePowell4 55.0 1 1/4LFinal Time : 0:59.3 Splits : 22.3, 46.0WIN: $137.00PLACE: $76.00, $71.00, $106.00Winner : 3yo ch colt – ADORE THE GOLD – LADY CHACHITrainer: GRESFORD SMITH Owner: NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $252.00 Ex: $595.00D/E: $453.00Trifecta: $578.00Hi-5: $2,898.00Rolling Triple: $628.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. STAN ROY SEllis 55.02. TRACKING DANIEL RHalledeen 56.0 1L3. LITTLE TUFF MAN SMuir 54.0 3 1/4L4. GOOD LIFE HPottinger4 50.0 2 1/4LFinal Time : 1:30.1 Splits : 24.2, 48.0, 1:15.1WIN: $74.00PLACE: $62.00, $103.00, $101.00Winner : 4yo b colt – REGION OF MERIT – TOUCH THE LIGHTTrainer: SPENCER CHUNG Owner : FREDERICK FOOTE & KENT LYNBred by DR. FREDERICK FOOTE & KENT LYNQu: $277.00 Ex: $245.00D/E: $232.00Superfecta: $2,658.00Rolling Triple: $706.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)*1. JESSE’S FAVORITE ISpence 54.02. DOOLAHIN SEllis 54.0 4 1/4L3. KING WITHIN OWalker 55.0 1 1/2L4. ABOGADO JErwin 53.0 1 1/2L5. MEET JUSTIN SMuir 53.0 4 1/2L6. RISING POWER AntThomas4 50.0 1 1/4LFinal Time : 0:59.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.2WIN: $61.00PLACE: $55.00, $60.00, $66.00Winner : 3yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – ANGELA’S FAVORITETrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $104.00 Ex: $133.00D/E: $76.00Trifecta : $67.00Hit-6: $835.00Rolling Triple: $257.00Super-6: $9,147.80MONICA TODD MEMORIAL CUPRace 7 2000 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO-NW31. *THE REAL RHYTHM OWalker 53.02. COSEQUIN OnBeckford4 53.0 1 3/4L3. YES WE WILL JErwin 53.0 7/2 2 1/2L4. MR. THEOPHILUS JPatterson4 49.0 1 1/2LDNF SPORTING CLAY MWard4 53.0Late scratch : #6 SERIOUS BUSINESSFinal Time : 2:17.4 Splits : 26.0, 52.3, 1:18.2, 1:46.2WIN: $111.00PLACE: $59.00, $101.00, $75.00Winner : 6yo b mare – HE’STHEREALTHING – LATIN RHYTHMTrainer: ANTHONY FERGUSON Owner: ANTHONY FERGUSONBred by DR. PATRICK GRAHAMQu: $1,057.00 Exacta : (1-9) $1,579.00D/E : (11-1) $97.00 (11-6) $53.00Superfecta : (1-9-7-5) $10,292.00Rolling Triple : (4-11-1) $201.00Pick-4 : (7-4-11-1) $620.00Race 8 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 5-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $110,0 SINCE JUNE 21. GRANDE MARQUE OEdwards4 49.0*2. PERFECT FLYER LSteadman4 52.03. JUST LIKE EMMA WHenry 57.0 1L4. DOCONTRACK KParchment4 50.5 3L5. DEVIL’S CHILD PWilliams 52.0 1 1/4 LLate scratch : #3 FASTANDFLASHYFinal Time : 0:46.4 Splits : 23.2WIN: $310.00PLACE: $113.00, $99.00, $169.00Winner : 7yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE – GRAND CAFETrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner : 3D’SBred by CARL ANDERSONQu: $629.00 Ex: $1,115.00D/E: $1,366.00 (1-3) $103.00Trifecta: $1,104.00Hi-5: $35,808.00Rolling Triple: $1,545.00Race 9 1800 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. KIRI OWhite 51.0 11/1*2. REGALLY BOLD WHenry 54.0 Neck3. BONGO KING SMuir 53.0 8 1/2L4. SONG BIRD JErwin 52.5 5L5. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 53.0 NeckFinal Time : 1:53.2 Splits : 23.3, 46.4, 1:12.0, 1:38.2WIN: $614.00PLACE: $128.00, $68.00, $111.00Winner : 3yo b filly – BIRDSTONE – BOOTLESSTrainer: HARRY PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by IAN PARSARDQu: $590.00 Ex: $2,372.00D/E: $7,685.00Trifecta: $3,409.00Hi-5: $15,541.00Rolling Triple: $5,305.00CECIL C. CHARLTONMEMORIAL TROPHYRace 10 1300 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO-NW4*1. BORDER LINE BebHarvey4 51.52. SPARKLING MICHAELA SMuir 54.0 34/1 6L3. DIFERENTGENERATION OnBeckford4 50.0 Neck4. BAD BOY JUSTIN LSteadman4 52.0 Neck5. OFFICIAL REPORT RLahoe 54.0 1 3/4LLate scratch : #3 FORCE DE JOUR, #12 HOLOGRAM SHADOWFinal Time : 1:19.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:11.4,WIN: $86.00PLACE: $63.00, $189.00, $96.00Winner : 5yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – CONSTANT GIRLTrainer: RICHARD AZAN Owner : ELITE BLOODSTOCK LIMITEDBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $1,292.00 Ex: $1,426.00D/E: $2,420.00 (1-3) $1,733.00Trifecta: $2,050.00Hi-5: $35,314.00Rolling Triple: $10,243.00FONTAINBLEU TROPHYRace 11 1500 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE1. UNCLE TAF JInnis4 47.5* 2. ALI BABA RHalledeen 52.5 Head3. FRANFIELD SEllis 54.0 4 1/4L4. SUPERLUMINAL PFrancis 52.0 3 1/4L5. TIMEFORARMS OWalker 56.0 1 1/4L6. TRADITIONAL PRINCE SMuir 56.0 1 1/4LFinal Time : 1:30.3 Splits : 23.2, 46.0, 1:10.1,WIN: $514.00PLACE: $152.00, $81.00, $116.00Winner : 5yo ch horse – TRADITIONAL – ZAZATrainer : SOLOMON SHARPE Owner: OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPEBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPEQu: $962.00 Ex: $2,354.00D/E: $1,533.00Trifecta: $4,462.00Hi-5: $86,937.00Rolling Triple: $27,011.00Pick-4: $528,076.00Super-6: $203,927.00Pick-9: $5,667.50, $61.50Carry-over : $1,075,019.40last_img read more


Munro seek win to strengthen chances in ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup


first_imgFOOTBALL: ISSA/FLOW daCosta CupWESTERN BUREAU:The 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition continues today with 17 matches, including a Zone E fixture between Munro College and Maggotty High at the Appleton Sports Complex.Munro (four points), fresh off their 1-0 victory over the previously unbeaten Lacovia High on Saturday, will be hunting a second straight win to move further up the standings, with champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) idle.The zone is led by STETHS (nine), following their 1-0 win on Saturday over Maggotty. Lacovia econd in the zone with six points, but they will be overtaken by a Munro team which appears to have found a sense of renewed confidence.Maggotty have been struggling so far, after failing to secure a single point in two matches. They are desperately in need of something to spark their campaign, which blossomed greatly last year.However, they are unable to reproduce the kind of results that would have no doubt kept them relevant and in line for a place in the next round.Meanwhile, Petersfield (six), third in Zone D behind Godfrey Stewart (nine) and Little London High (eight), could go joint first with a win over Grange Hill at Frome sports ground.”We are still in a position to push forward in the zone, which is proving somewhat more competitive than others thought,” said Petersfield High’s coach, Godfrey Drummond.”Third in the zone is not where we want to be so a victory is what we are going after and we hope that we can do that against Grange Hill,” added Drummond.Little London, oddly enough is the only team in that zone yet to lose a match, but they are looking to be the spoilers in that zone this year under coach Jeffery Reece’s tutelage.Today’s matchesMaggotty vs MunroAnchovy vs MaldonKnockalva vs Green IslandPetersfield vs Grange HillNewell vs Black RiverPetersfield vs Grange HillCross Keys vs Mile GullyBelair vs DeCarteretBB Coke vs ManchesterYork Castle vs Marcus GarveyOcho Rios vs Brown’s TownA Gallimore vs Steer TownHorace Clarke vs St Mary HighSt Mary Tech vs BrimmervaleFoga Road vs Winston JonesPorus vs DenbighSeaforth vs St Thomas TechTacky vs Iona High9Home teams named first, all matches start bat 3 p.m.)last_img read more


Former Boyz Opposed On FIFA Plans


first_imgThe Reggae Boyz’ 1998 World Cup goalkeepers, captain Warren Barrett and his number two, Aaron ‘Wildboy’ Lawrence, have contrasting views on the proposal by FIFA to expand the tournament from 32 to 48 teams.Barrett says that many would welcome the change, but he does not see the reason to increase the numbers: “I think that is watering it down a bit. For the World Cup, the most prestigious tournament in the world, teams need to work hard to get there. It should not be watered down to accommodate or commercialise the sport. I would rather it stayed at 32,” he said.”If they are increasing it and the format remains the same, maybe I would support it. If you are going to have that knockout stage, I won’t agree with that. If teams are going to play one game and get knocked out and go home, it makes no sense. For the group stage, you have at least three games, so you get a chance to make it to the knockout round. I would stick with that format,” he added.Barrett’s number two during the ’98 campaign, Lawrence, holds a contrasting opinion as he believes that it would be good for developing football countries and aspiring players from these countries.”I would be for it. I don’t think it will water it down because you would give more countries a chance to showcase themselves. You have countries with good talent and ability, and they never got a chance based on how difficult it is in their region. So you will see more football, and more countries will get an opportunity to show their skills on the big stage,” he said.However, both agree that merging the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL confederations’ World Cup qualifiers would be detrimental to Caribbean teams.”It will be more challenging for the Caribbean teams. Teams like Costa Rica, Mexico, and the US might not mind, but for smaller nations like us, Trinidad, Haiti, Cuba, and the top teams in the Caribbean, will find it a lot more difficult to qualify. I certainly wouldn’t welcome that change,” he said.While Lawrence stated: “I am not for that (merging the qualifiers), the (present) play-offs where we are at we will have more chances of going through, and they (CONMEBOL) will probably have more teams from that side than our side, so I am not supporting that one.” livingston.scott@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more


Sanchez sends Gunners to FA Cup final


first_imgLONDON (AP):Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal’s stormy season will end with an FA Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at The Wembley Stadium yesterday.The Chilean striker struck in the 101st minute to secure an all-London May 27 final against Chelsea. Arsenal are chasing a third title in four seasons in the competition that has provided a comfort blanket for Arsene Wenger during a 13-year Premier League trophy drought.But with Arsenal languishing in seventh place in the Premier League, and set to miss out on the Champions League, the heat remains on the manager, whose contract expires at the end of the season.”People can question my decisions but not loyalty and commitment to this club,” Wenger said coyly about his managerial future after goals from defender Nacho Monreal and Sanchez gave him a shot at a seventh FA Cup triumph next month.But Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge of City will end without silverware and he even faces a fight for a Champions League spot. That’s not what City were expecting when they hired the serial winner who had won titles in every campaign with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.But Guardiola was outwitted by Wenger, who has adopted the three-man defence that has served the Premier League’s top two teams, Chelsea and Tottenham, so well this season.”Maybe we found in a period we needed a bit more security … a bit more defensive stability,” Wenger said.Uncharacteristically, Arsenal’s defence was holding up strongly, denying City space to threaten Petr Cech’s goal; for an hour at least, until the Gunners were caught out by a ruthless counter-attack.Aaron Ramsey conceded possession on the edge of the City penalty area as he dithered on the ball. Yaya TourÈ intercepted and quickly chipped the ball over the Arsenal defence to Sergio Ag¸ero. The Argentine raced past Rob Holding and Cech, who had been too slow off his line, watched helplessly as the ball was chipped over him into the net in the 62nd minute.It was the striker’s 14th goal in 15 FA Cup games, and a painful sight for Ramsey, who covered his face with his jersey as the City fans celebrated.EQUALISING GOALThis wasn’t one of those days Arsenal capitulated, instead drawing level in the 71st minute from an unlikely source. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed to the far post and Monreal demonstrated his ability by volleying past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo with his weaker right foot.Monreal’s third goal in four years at Arsenal came close to being wiped out. Only the woodwork spared Arsenal, with TourÈ’s shot beating a diving Cech before hitting the post and Fernandinho heading onto the crossbar.Having forced extra time, Arsenal displayed the resolve lacking so often this year to turn the semi-final around.Sanchez came through for Arsenal in extra time, just as he did for the joint-record 12-time FA Cup winners in the 2015 semi-final, producing a winner in the 101st minute. Mesut ÷zil’s free kick was headed down by Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck missed his attempt but Sanchez demonstrated his poacher’s instinct to nudge the ball over the line.”Our league form has not been good enough and, obviously, we are disappointed with how that’s gone,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “This was something we could hold on to for the fans. It was important we got to the final.”last_img read more


Jordan ranks Kobe ahead of LeBron: ‘Five rings beat three’


first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Former NBA star Michael Jordan. AP FILE PHOTOMichael Jordan finally weighed in on the longstanding Kobe Bryant and LeBron James debate.During his Flight Camp in California, Jordan did not hesitate in replying “No” when asked if he would rank James over Bryant in the greatest basketball players of all time list.ADVERTISEMENT Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jordan, who is widely-considered as the best player in the history of hoops, offered a simple explanation to his answer.“Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No,” Jordan told campers as captured by Bay Area Sports HQ.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’“There’s something about 5 that beats 3,” he said. “Now [LeBron] may be mad at me now, but Kobe won five championships. LeBron won three.”The 32-year-old James, arguably, has been the best player for nearly the past decade. View comments 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 So far, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has three NBA titles, three Finals MVP awards, four regular season MVPs among his growing list of accomplishments.Bryant, who retired after his 20th season all with the Los Angeles Lakers, has embraced heir apparent tag to Jordan. He finished third in the NBA all-time scoring list with 33,643 points and was also known for being one of the most clutch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more


More choices for national volley squad


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start So nears last 16 MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Philippine volleyball will reboot its program by getting six more players to bolster its pool to a 20-woman squad.Soon after the Philippine Superliga All-Star team arrives from a competition in Thailand, the coaching staff will meet to discuss the expansion of the squad which will eventually eye the gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “By next week we will sit down and make selection although I have something in mind already,” acting Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Pete Cayco told the Inquirer.“We will have 20 players in the pool, so we will make additions and I would like to get more players from the PVL (Premier Volleyball League) like Myla Pablo.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCayco had already talked with PVL officials regarding schedules and he said they appeared amenable to accommodate the national team calendar.At present, the Philippine team has a 14-woman pool that includes just one PVL player, superstar Alyssa Valdez. Break new groundlast_img read more


Dela Hoya says looming Pacquiao-Matthyse bout ‘fight of year candidate’


first_imgThis after Pacquiao (59-7-2) said that he would challenge Matthyse (39-4) for the Argentinian’s WBA World welterweight title in Malaysia and is scheduled tentatively in June.And Golden Boy is someone who knows both Pacquiao and Matthyse well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPacquiao signed with Golden Boy Promotions in 2006 and he was the one who forced De La Hoya into retirement when the Filipino bludgeoned the former Olympic gold medallist for eight rounds in 2008.Matthyse, meanwhile, is under De La Hoya’s company and is one of Golden Boy Promotions’ seven World champions. MOST READ If Oscar De La Hoya is to be believed, the upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthyse could be one of the best boxing matches of 2018.De La Hoya, the founder of Golden Boy Promotions, tweeted Saturday that “Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthyse would be a fight of the year candidate.”ADVERTISEMENT UAAP Volleyball: UP outlasts Adamson in thriller to start 2nd round push Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao’s tenure under Golden Boy Promotions, however, ended after less than two years as he signed with Bob Arum’s Top Rank in 2008.De La Hoya’s remark would mean Pacquiao’s fight would compete with another one of Golden Boy’s major projects this 2018.Saul Alvarez (49-1-2), the Ring Magazine and lineal world middleweight champion, is De La Hoya’s biggest fighter and Canelo is scheduled for a rematch against Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1) on May 5.Alvarez will look to snap Golovkin’s unbeaten streak and will challenge for the IBO, IBF, WBA, and WBC World middleweight titles after the two first fought in a draw in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more


Federer moves on, Stephens loses again at Indian Wells


first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Industry: $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 LATEST STORIES Roger Federer returns a shot to Filip Krajinovic during the third round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal Chatham)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer rolled past No. 25 seed Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-1 in pursuit of a record sixth BNP Paribas Open title on Monday, while Sloane Stephens remained mired in her post-U.S. Open slump.Federer improved to 65-5 since returning from a left knee injury last year with his third-round victory in a rare day match. The Swiss star’s young son, Lenny, watched from a box wearing a Superman cap.ADVERTISEMENT What he saw was his 36-year-old father overcome a shaky first set in which there were four breaks of serve. Federer hit a running forehand passing shot to break at love and take the set 6-2. Federer cruised to a 3-0 lead in the second and closed out the win in 58 minutes.“I was playing aggressive and feeling like he was not loving my slice,” said Federer, who owns the No. 1 ranking. “I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSerena and Venus Williams were to resume their rivalry in a third-round night match, the sisters’ earliest meeting since Venus won in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open. Serena owns a 17-11 advantage overall and has won eight of their last nine matches.Stephens lost to Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3, and fell to 2-4 in matches this year. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I mean, not going to be too down about it,” Stephens said. “There’s always next week and the week after.”Kasatkina has beaten all four of the current Grand Slam champions in the last year: French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki, Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza and now Stephens.Stephens, who won her first major at Flushing Meadows last fall, lost in the first rounds at the Australian Open and in Sydney before reaching the quarterfinals at Acapulco.Wozniacki outlasted Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 for her 31st career match win at Indian Wells, where she has played 12 straight years. She won in the desert in 2011 and has been runner-up twice.In other third-round matches, No. 7 Carolina Garcia of France beat 26th-seeded Daria Gavrilova of Australia 7-5, 6-4; No. 10 Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated No. 24 Elena Vesnina of Russia 7-5, 6-2; and American Danielle Collins continued her run with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow wild card Sofya Zhuk of Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It definitely feels like a big deal because I have never gone this far in a tournament,” Collins said.On the men’s side, Borna Coric of Croatia upset No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-1, 6-3; Jeremy Chardy beat No. 20 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 in an all-French matchup; and No. 11 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-1, 7-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more


Evans, Texas Tech to Sweet 16 after win over Florida


first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Once you get to this point, it’s just like, man, I’m not ready for it to end,” Evans said. “And here we are getting another week to prepare and play the game we love.”Evans scored 22 points, making the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 ½ minutes before his alley-oop pass on the punctuating dunk, as third-seeded Texas Tech beat Florida 69-66 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Red Raiders, in their second year with head coach Chris Beard, are going into the second weekend of the tournament for the first time since 2005.“It’s amazing. I feel like words can’t really describe this journey with these guys,” Evans said. “Coach Beard came in and said he was going to win. And after last season, it was a disappointment, he told us we were going to get to this tournament next year. We were going to make a run. And he kept his word.” Chiozza was limited to 27 minutes in his 139th and final game for the Gators because of foul trouble. He made his first three shots, and had three assists, in his first 10 minutes. He then missed eight straight shots until the final basket, and didn’t have another assist. He leaves Florida as the school career leader with 364 assists. He had 14 in two NCAA tourney games in Dallas.UP NEXTJust weeks before returning to Lubbock, after briefly holding the UNLV job, Beard’s Arkansas-Little Rock team upset Purdue in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament as part of 30 wins in his only season there.The Boilermakers, who play Sunday night for a chance to get to the Sweet 16, surely remember that. MOST READ Prayer answered again: Loyola tops Tennessee on late jumper View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Florida (21-13) fell short of the Sweet 16 — and the Elite Eight — for the first time in their last six NCAA Tournament appearances. The last time they didn’t make it to the Sweet 16 was in 2010, when the SEC team lost a first-round game to BYU.Texas Tech quickly erased a five-point deficit midway through the second half with nine straight points. Evans scored seven of those, and Smith — wo had a 360-spin alley-oop dunk from Evans in the tourney opener Thursday — delivered a follow-up slam.Evans drove the baseline for a reverse layup put the Red Raiders up 51-50. After Smith’s slam, Evans had a nifty spin move for a jumper and then added a three-point play after that.“We didn’t load to Keenan Evans a couple times when we needed that, at least a couple times. He got to the rim too much,” Florida coach Mike White said. “It’s very difficult to contain him. He’s big. He’s strong. He’s physical. And he’s got a really explosive first step.”Jarrett Culver, the hometown freshman for Texas Tech, had 11 points and nine rebounds.Texas Tech hasn’t been to the Sweet 16 since Beard was an assistant coach for Bobby Knight. But this is only the third NCAA appearance since for the Red Raiders.After his time coaching on Knight’s staff, and then for Pat Knight, Beard left Tech for more than a decade before coming back two years ago when Tubby Smith left for Memphis.“A lot of work went into this, but we’re just getting started,” Beard said. “I told the guys before this ever started … after the selection show, I was like, look, there’s 68 teams in the tournament. A lot of the teams will just show up to be a part of it, and it’ll overwhelm them.”Not these Red Raiders.LAST ASSISTS Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism While the next loss will end All-Big 12 guard Evans’ career, high-flying freshman Zhaire Smith is just getting started.Smith had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and was on the receiving end of an alley-oop pass with 29 seconds left that punched the ticket for the Red Raiders (26-9) to go to Boston to play Purdue or Butler next Friday night in the East Region.“He has no ceiling,” Evans said of Smith.Chris Chiozza did go the length of the court for a Florida layup with 25 seconds left before Evans lost the ball when trying to fight through a double-team after the inbound pass.The Gators gathered the ball after a wild scramble. Egor Koulechov and KeVaughn Allen both had 3-point attempts in the final 10 seconds that came up short.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Texas Tech’s Zach Smith (11), Zhaire Smith (2) and Keenan Evans (12), celebrate in the closing seconds of the second half of a second-round game against Florida at the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Dallas, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Texas Tech won 69-66. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Keenan Evans treats every game like senior night and is doing all he can to keep playing for Texas Tech.Next stop: Sweet 16.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more