New recruits deliver for Cavalier

first_img Cavalier’s captain, Chevone Marsh, praised the newcomers to the team. “It was a wonderful performance from the lads, especially Cleon Pryce and Aldaine Grant. Both came in and delivered two good goals,” Marsh said. “We have been poor in front of goal in our first 17 games, with only seven goals, but in the last two games, we have scored seven to double the tally. With the new attackers in the team, I am expecting better things to come,” he added. The captain is looking forward to the team moving up the table, and also said that the aim is to make the last four and take it from there. Meanwhile, coach of Boys’ Town Andrew Price said his team appeared to still be in the holiday mood. “We look very disinterested today. We played lethargic. A lot of players played without energy. We seemed to be still at New Year’s ball, and as a result, I didn’t really see any effort from the team today. For the first 20 minutes, we bossed the game, but after, that we did not give much effort,” Price said. Praises Cavalier’s early shopping in the transfer window paid dividends as two of the new recruits netted in their 3-0 win against Boys’ Town in the Red Stripe Premier League at Stadium East yesterday. Cleon Pryce and substitute Aldaine Grant, who moved from Portmore United, were on the score sheet in their first game for Cavalier. Pryce, who started the game, scored in the 80th minute, and Grant, who came off the bench in the 67th minute, scored 14 minutes later. Before that, Jason ‘Nesta’ Watson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 21st minute. Cavalier started slowly but came into their own and dominated the game courtesy of captain Chevonne ‘Messi’ Marsh, Dawyne Smith, Pryce, Jeffrey Henry, and Jason Watson, who all looked impressive in attack. On the other hand, Boys’ Town started well, but a penalty awarded to Cavalier seemed to break the spirit of the team. The home side pushed to 21 points, while Boys’ Town remained on 25 points in the 12-team league standings. Pryce, who had an outstanding game as he troubled the Boys’ Town’s backline with pace and dribbling skill, was elated that he helped his new club with a well-deserved victory. “Well, I am happy to score and pleased with the team’s performance today (yesterday),” Pryce told The Gleaner after the game. “I think it was a good move for me to move from Portmore to Cavalier. I just feel like to make a change in order to get more playing time,” he said about his move to Cavalier.last_img read more

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Diver Knight-Wisdom hopes Olympic berth will inspire Jamaicans

first_img GAINING EXPERIENCE “From that point, we set the goal of using various competitions to gain experience, so I would be in a realistic position to qualify a spot for the 2016 Olympic Games,” he shared. Qualify he did. As the youngster pointed out, it did not come without its fair share of challenges and sacrifices. “This process, especially in the last four years, has required much sacrifice, particularly of my socialising time, lots of commitment and discipline,” Knight-Wisdom said. One of his biggest challenges have been to balance his Olympic dream with his studies at Leeds Beckett University from where he is expected to graduate this summer. Knight-Wisdom said he is looking forward to continuing his preparation ahead of the Games, where he will be going headfirst towards his ambitions to represent the country to the best of his ability. “I aim to enjoy the experience as much as possible because it’s not often you get to go to an Olympic Games. But in the competition, just giving 100 per cent diving, to the best of my ability, and representing Jamaica as well as I can over my six dives,” he said. Diving events at the 2016 Olympic Games will take place August 7-19 at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre. After raising his head above water following his final dive on Sunday at the biennial Diving World Cup – an Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro – the next few seconds seemed like an eternity for Jamaica’s three-metre springboard representative, Yona Knight-Wisdom. The electronic scoreboard flickered to life and his tally for six dives was scored at 397.90 points. That wasn’t only enough to get him the 17th-place spot in the standings, but also one of 18 semi-final spots – a guarantee of a place on the platform at this year’s Olympic Games. The usually reserved diver burst into tears as confirmation came that he would be heading back to Brazil this summer to represent Jamaica in the three-metre springboard diving competition, at the same facility that he competed last weekend. It’s an accomplishment that the 20-year-old, who will become the island’s first Olympic diver, hopes will inspire the nation as he looks forward to the August 5-21 Games. “I think that it should inspire people to try new things. Don’t be limited to what is normal and what is safe. Don’t be afraid to go against the odds. I am a 190-cm tall, 90-kg heavy, black diver. Watch a diving event and that is not something you will see very often. I’ve gone against the odds, with the faith and support of my family, coaches and teammates, and I’ve succeeded,” he told The Gleaner in an interview shortly after his qualification. “I think the history of it will really sink in during the Games. Right now, I’m concentrating on today’s (yesterday’s) semi-final and still worrying about the dissertation I have to write and hand in on the 27th of April. All the messages of congratulations and support have made it feel incredible,” he added. Born in England, Knight-Wisdom began diving in 2004 after being spotted through a talent-identification programme. “I remember watching the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, just after I got involved in the sport, and saw Leon Taylor and Peter Waterfield win a silver medal for Great Britain in the 10-metre synchro. From that point, it was always my dream to compete in an Olympic Games,” he noted. After struggling to break into the British team, Knight-Wisdom took the advice of his coach to represent one of his parents’ countries of birth. He decided to don the colours of his father’s country, and first represented Jamaica in 2012.last_img read more

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JC, Wolmer’s score wins

first_img Fouled after the break Defending champion Jamaica College (JC) and Wolmer’s both stayed in contention for a place in the semi-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup following wins over Vauxhall and Holy Trinity, respectively, in Group H at the Constant Spring field yesterday. Delano Smith’s added-time goal helped Wolmer’s survive an early scare to come from behind to beat Holy Trinity 2-1. Kashaun Smith (33rd) equalised for Wolmer’s, after Phillip Graves gave Holy Trinity the lead on 31 minutes. In the other game, 10-man Jamaica College, on the back of Donovan Dawkins’ late double (62 & 88), saw off Vauxhall 3-0. The champions were reduced to 10 players when Ajanica Talbott was red-carded in the 43rd minute after denying Tyane Wilson a clear goal-scoring opportunity. But Ronaldo Brown gave JC the lead when he converted from the penalty spot after Khori Edmond was fouled in the area minutes after the break. The results leave Wolmer’s atop the group with maximum six points with one round of games to go. They are followed by Jamaica College on four points. Holy Trinity have one point and Vauxhall none. Wolmer’s and Jamaica College will meet in the final group game on Monday at the same venue to decide who gets the top spot from the group. Although Jamaica College only got their goals after going a man down, coach Miguel Coley thought they were better throughout the contest and deserved the victory. “It wasn’t a matter of getting better, it was about the fact that we started scoring. We had 11 chances in the first half, and in the second-half also we hit the bar twice before we scored. “So we are playing good football and creating the most chances in the Manning Cup, but we are not converting them,” he said. Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds said he anticipated that they would have a very tough day. “It was a crucial win although we left it late. We started poorly and let in an early goal, but we got back the equaliser in short order. It was a risky game, but we created enough chances to put away the game,” he insisted. – Click the link below for more Schoolboy Football photos. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/myreport/schoolboy#mid=&offset=&page=&s=last_img read more

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Oral Tracey: Bad home results could be fatal

first_imgThree games played, two defeats and one draw. Three goals for and six against. One point from a possible nine. That is the shambolic home record of the Reggae Boyz so far in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign. As it is right now, head coach Winfried Sch‰fer and the Boyz have one home game remaining in this semi-final round against Haiti and will therefore have to do what they have never done before: win in either Costa Rica and or Panama to advance to the final round. That is the depth of the hole that the Boyz have dug for themselves, and having attended the post game press conference after the disappointing home result against Costa Rica on Friday, I found the n‰ivety of coach Sch‰fer and senior player Jobi McAnuff startling. The first thing the coach said was the one-all result was OK. I asked the coach OK for who, for Costa Rica, not for Jamaica? The German muffled an inaudible response. HOME GAMES I then posited to the coach and the player that the problem of the team was not fundamentally their inability to convert more of their chances as they were both saying, but more in the fact that in three home games for the Russia 2018 campaign, Jamaica conceded an average of two goals per game, while scoring an average of one goal per game, and that kind of home form will not qualify us for the World Cup. Again, their responses were unclear. They then both went on to point out that Costa Rica is a quality team and it was a tough game, but they are confident of going to Costa Rica and getting a win. The mindset of the coach and the player, as exhibited at that press conference, points to a dangerous nonchalance as it relates to the importance of maximising home advantage, while conversely thinking that they can always get positive results on the road. One got the distinct impression in that post-match exchange from the tone and body language of coach Sch‰fer and McAnuff that they much prefer playing away from Jamaica and could not wait to leave. Under the circumstances, it would be tempting to empathise with their n‰ivety at trying to redefine not just football logic, but general and universal sport logic of always seeking to maximise home advantage. After all, they do have a 100 per cent away record, with two wins from two games and maximum six points to start the campaign. This team has conspicuously played all its warm-up games and tournaments outside of their home stadium. For the past two years, the Reggae Boyz have played only three games inside the national stadium, and those are the three World Cup qualifiers. So in a sense, it could be argued that this team is prepared as an ‘away team’. COMPETITION INTENSIFIES That is absolutely risky business. Beating Haiti and Nicaragua on the road is one thing, but as the competition intensifies, this strategy will backfire and could prove fatal for the campaign. The excuse put forward by the Jamaica Football Federation that playing friendly games at home is not financially viable, thus the option to prepare the team as a road team is as myopic as it gets. This method of preparation was a foolhardy mistake that will come back to haunt us. Those five of a possible six points dropped at home in this semi-final round will more than likely prove to be our undoing in this ‘Group of Death’. It is such a startling contrast, what is happening now, and the only successful senior men’s World Cup campaign in our football history, 1998, when the then RenÈ Simoes-coached Boyz not only never lost a single game at home for the entire campaign, but they never conceded a single goal in what was then dubbed ‘The Office’. Let us say the Boyz escape and get to the final round in this campaign, which will obviously be more competitive, would they still pursue this unorthodox strategy of being an away team? My genuine fear at this point is that we will never know the answer to that question because we might not make it to that final round because of this facile and shortsighted strategy.last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Belair top Howie MP Colin Fagan Domino League semis on tomorrow and Furious’ Ricam, Hillstars in Manchester KO final Bridgeport and Naggo Head overcame tough semi-final games to book their spots in the final of the INSPORT Portmore Primary Football League scheduled for Tuesday, December 6. Both games went into extra time. In the first game, Naggo Head knocked off defending champions Waterford 2-1 in extra time after both teams were locked 1-1 after full time. Denardo Golding scored a penalty and Jamarli Brivette got the other goal to seal Naggo Head’s win. Bridgeport beat Portsmouth 4-2 on penalties to seal their place after a 2-2 scoreline after regulation and extra time. Jahlani Williams and Omario Thompson scored in regulation time for Bridgeport, while Jahiem Wray, Shakeem Wilson, Jahiem Mclean and Jordanne McDowell netted Bridgeport kicks in the penalty shoot-out. The final will be played at the Portsmouth playing field. New champions were crowned in both the male and female divisions of the Brumalia House-sponsored Howie Chin/MFA Prep School League. In the female category, Belair turned the tables on defending champions Mount Saint Joseph, with a single goal from the boots of Anniyah Fullerton in the 21st minute of play. The male category also crowned new champions when Mount Saint Joseph defeated Belair 3-1. Brian Barnes scored twice for the new champions in the 17th and 35th minutes. Tarique Whitely had earlier scored in the 22nd minute for a 2-0 half-time lead. Belair’s consolation goal was scored by Domonic Murray in the 38th minute, which cut the deficit to 2-1. Naggo Head final in Street Gun Championship Mt St Joseph, Defending champions Passagefort United will start favourites to beat Garveymeade in one of two semi-final games tomorrow in the MP Colin Fagan South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament at Gems Bar, Waterford. Top seeds Passagefort have a psychological edge as they beat Garveymeade 250-234 in the last preliminary-round game. In the other semi-final, Cumberland take on Ken’s Wildflower at Garveymeade Sports Club ground. Defending champions Ricam Academy and Hillstars earned the right to contest the 2016 final of the Brumalia House/MFA knockout competition, following similar wins in the semi-finals at Kirkvine Sports Complex earlier this week. Ricam Academy were 2-1 winners over Mile Gully FC while Hillstars defeated Downs by the identical score. Ricam’s win was set up by Romario Rochester’s brace in the third and 94th minutes. The lone scorer for Mile Gully FC was Alex Cummings in the 13th minute. The final will be contested next weekend. Holmwood lead Manchester’s charge in ISSA Netball Bridgeport, Chin Prep leagues St Catherinecenter_img Manchester-based teams had mixed results on the final day of competition in the ISSA netball competition on Thursday at G.C. Foster College. Holmwood salvaged the only title, gaining the Junior competition 28-18 over Denbigh. Manchester, who upstaged Holmwood in the semi-finals of the senior competition earlier in the week, lost 37-35 to new champions Denbigh High in the rural final. However, both Holmwood and Manchester won the third places in the respective play-offs against Knox and St Thomas. The City of Kingston (COK) Cooperative Credit Union has been confirmed as part sponsors of the upcoming Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/ St Catherine Domino League. Registration for the competition will close on Monday, December 12, and the league will be launched on Sunday, December 18 at Garveymeade Sports Club. Registration is $6,500 per team and $350 per player. Domino League The semi-finals of the Peter Bunting Football league will be hosted tomorrow at the Hanbury Community Field, which is situated along Winston Jones Highway. In the first set of quarter-finals played at the Blue Mountain community centre, Georges Valley defeated Royal Flat 2-1 while Hanbury blew out neighbours Kendal 3-0. In the second set of quarterfinals hosted at Hanbury, Inverness outscored Blue Mountain 3-2 on penalties after both had finished 0-0 after regulation and extra time. The final game saw Porus edging Old England 1-0. Tomorrow’s semi-finals begin at 12:30 with Georges Valley facing Porus. The second game is scheduled for 2:30 featuring the hosts against Inverness. semi-finals Richards shines Waterford Primary squeeze into Manchester shooters dominate ‘Fast Shooters from the Mandeville-based Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club dominated last weekend’s Woodleigh Range Fast and Furious match in Clarendon. The Manchester shooters secured five places in the top 10. In the absence of Jamaica’s top local-based shooter Ronald Brown Jr, Orville ‘Reds’ Henriques shot his way to the top spot in the marquee Standard Division ahead of Greg Henry and David Lazarus. Henriques’ teammate at the MRPC, Owen Campbell, was a creditable fourth place ahead of internationally ranked Master Class shooter Patrick Evelyn. Mandeville-based shooters then claimed spots six to eight. Ellsworth Dixon was sixth, Thomas Jones (seventh) and Evan Grant eighth. Fast and Furious tournament is held annually at Woodleigh and is the premier local competition where speed takes the spotlight. COK sponsors Portmore/ Waterford Primary squeezed out a 9-8 win over Gregory Park in the final preliminary-round games to clinch the fourth and final semi-final spot for the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Friday. Waterford will, however, face an uphill task as they face two-time defending champions Portsmouth in the feature semi-final game at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5. Portsmouth warmed up for their semi-final game by whipping Belmont Park Primary 22-4. Naggo Head will face Ascot Primary in the opening semi-final match at 10 a.m. Both games will be played at Waterford Primary School. Peter Bunting Football semis tomorrow The previously unranked Darren Richards produced the most surprising result, finishing an amazing second at the third and final leg of the National Street Gun Championship at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s Lincoln Range last weekend. Club president and its highest ranked shooter, Orville Henriques predictably won the tournament, making a complete sweep of the series which began in April. Richards shot 81 per cent, three better than female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who secured third place. Evan Grant continued his good showing at Street Gun matches, copping fourth at 68 per cent, a performance which relegated more established teammates like Thomas Jones, Ellsworth Dixon and Owen Campbell. 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Young boyz clip Cuba

first_imgKaheem Parris’ 80th- minute strike gave Jamaica’s under-17s a 1-0 win over Cuba in the second game of their two-match friendly series at the Jamaica Football Federation Technical Centre yesterday.The young Reggae Boyz were again the better of the two teams and created better chances in what was a deserved win.Jamaica’s coach, Andrew Edwards, was pleased with what he saw, but insisted that there is still a lot of work to be done.”I am very pleased with what we got, but we still have areas we have to work on. Despite not creating as many chances as we did Sunday, but it’s a work in progress and we will continue to strive for better,” Edwards said.Both teams started slowly and took a while to get into stride, with not much openings created in the first half. The first real chance went to Cuba’s Jan Maro Rodriquez, whose shot just missed the upright. Trayvvone Reid had a great chance moments later but steered his effort wide of the mark.After the break, the young boyz were more purposeful and had good chances through Blake White (twice) and Parris. But the best chance fell to Sunday’s hero Ricardo McIntosh, who turned Nique Daley’s low cross wide from six yards.But Parris, the creative force in midfield, ensured the boyz got the morale boosting victory when he slotted past the Cuban custodian from outside the area, with the aid of an unpredictable bounce.MASSIVE IMPROVEMENTS”We put in a way better performance that we did against USA and Canada, and physically, we were much better, so those are areas we showed massive improvements and will continue to improve and get stronger. But winning was important. It will give us confidence … although everybody believe we are in a zone of death, we believe we are in a zone of opportunity and we are going to go to Panama and fight tooth and nail for every second and hopefully the results will fall our way,” Edwards added.Cuba’s coach, Rufina Sotolongo, was not too disappointed with the defeat and said all objectives were met.”We came here to see some of the players and we saw the players and their ability to manage the game over the two games. I am not dissatisfied, we really did what we came to do,” he said.last_img read more

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Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In this picture taken on October 21, 2017, tourists visit a promenade in front of the city skyline in Hong Kong. / AFP PHOTO / DALE DE LA REYHong Kong will become the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 with rights campaigners celebrating the winning bid for a city often criticized for lagging on LGBT rights.Hong Kong beat Mexico’s Guadalajara and Washington DC to host the 11th edition of the event, with the jubilant bid team saying it would attract 15,000 participants and bring HK$1 billion into the local economy.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Organized by the LGBT community, the Gay Games features a range of sports and is open to all participants, “without regard to sexual orientation, and there are no qualifying standards,” the Hong Kong bid team said in a statement.Competitors come from many countries, including those where homosexuality remains illegal, it added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Gay Games was founded by former Olympic decathlete Tom Waddell and first held in San Francisco in 1982. The next edition will be held in Paris in August next year, featuring 36 sports, from mountain biking to fencing and athletics.Hong Kong’s Pink Alliance, which promotes equal rights for the LGBT community, said the games would “help to bring a wider understanding and acceptance of our community,” not only in the southern Chinese city but throughout the region. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Hong Kong’s Gay Games bid chair Dennis Philipse said there was a “spirit and passion for increased inclusion and diversity” in Hong Kong.However, the campaign for LGBT rights continues to elicit fury from anti-gay campaigners.Last year, banking giant HSBC placed a pair of rainbow-painted lions in front of its landmark building in the heart of the city to promote support of gay rights, a move slammed as “disgusting” by opponents who rallied in protest.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? When the constitutional court in neighboring Taiwan ruled in favor of allowing gay marriage in May, campaigners in socially conservative Hong Kong highlighted the city’s lack of progress on equality issues.READ: Paris to host 2018 Gay GamesHong Kong does not recognize gay marriage and only decriminalized homosexuality in 1991.But a landmark court decision in September that granted a British lesbian in Hong Kong — known as “QT” — the right to live and work in the city as a dependent of her long-term partner was hailed as a decision that could reduce more hurdles for same-sex couples.QT had previously been denied a dependent visa by immigration authorities, forcing her instead to stay in Hong Kong on a visitor visa, which did not allow her to work.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Here come the Lions

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny With his team’s run of finals appearances on the line, Mocon pumped in 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds as the Red Lions turned back the San Sebastian Stags, 76-71, Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena to forge a championship duel with Lyceum in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament.The Lions came out strong even after a 19-day break as Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua also dished out solid games to keep San Beda’s bid alive for a 10th title in 12 seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut it was Mocon’s workmanlike performance in the physical and bruising duel with the Stags that stood out in a game where the Lions led by as many as 18 points before holding off San Sebastian’s late surge.“It’s a do-or-die game,” said Mocon, who had 14 points in the second half. “That was enough motivation for me.” The Lions stormed out of the gates hard as Bolick fired nine of his 21 points and Tankoua scored seven of his 13 points in the opening period, where San Beda raced to a15-point advantage.Although the Stags came within four points in the fourth period thanks to Michael Calisaan and Jayson David, the Lions kept their poise with Mocon’s baskets finishing off San Sebastian, which only shot six free throws, 30 less than the total of San Beda.“I just wanted to win and play against Lyceum again,” said Mocon.Bolick also had a lot of motivation playing against San Sebastian, which has earned a reputation as a tough and physical team.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Azkals off to Kathmandu Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The magnitude of the occasion was more than enough to draw out a career game from San Beda star Javee Mocon.ADVERTISEMENT “I am inspired when I play against San Sebastian,” said Bolick. “They give everything. They don’t give up and that’s the beauty of San Sebastian. That’s how they play, and I love how they play. Who doesn’t get motivated when you play against a team like that? We have to appreciate that kind of team.”For San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, it was all about trusting his team again after the setback to Lyceum.“I gave them my trust, and they gave me this day,” said Fernandez. “Again, 19 days off, it’s really tough. But I give credit to Baste (San Sebastian), I will give full credit to my players. They sacrificed a lot in preparation for this game. We lost against Lyceum and I know people have been doubting us. But the players believe in themselves.”A date with the unbeaten Pirates awaits the Lions in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals this Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.San Beda lost both games against Lyceum in the elimination round including a 105-102 overtime loss on Oct. 19.“We came out with a win today, and yes we’re happy, but we still have a job to do on Friday, which is against Lyceum,” said Fernandez.“I know we were beaten by Lyceum fair and square, we lost those two games but I still trust my players and I know they’ll come up big for Friday’s game.”Despite its championship tradition, the multititled Fernandez admitted his team will be going into the finals as the underdog.“Lyceum is the best teamright now because they beat us twice. So we’re underdogs, but again, we’ll find a way to win. Allow us to enjoy tonight, and let’s see each other on Friday.”Earlier, pint-sized guard Joel Cagulangan shot 29 points in 52 minutes on the floor as La Salle Green Hills outlasted San Beda, 110-108, in triple overtime to set up a championship tiff with Mapua in the juniors division. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Austria makes history

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Austria, who saw action in the PBA from 1985 to 1993, steered the Beermen to the Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup championships.He came a title short of completing a rare Grand Slam as sister team Ginebra retained the season-ending Governors’ Cup crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneSMC president and chief executive officer Ramon S. Ang will also have the spotlight on as the recipient of the Executive of the Year award conferred in honor of the late Crispa team owner Danny Floro. 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 San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria etched his name in history by becoming the first coach to keep the perpetual Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan trophy—an honor that goes to any mentor who wins the PBA Press Corps’ coach of the year award for three straight years.Austria, 59, bested Barangay Ginebra’s Tim Cone, TNT KaTropa’s Nash Racela and Magnolia (formerly Star) Hotshots’ Chito Victolero for the highest award to be given during the formal event presented by Cignal TV.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Good fight, but where’s the killer punch?last_img read more

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Raptors suspend Ibaka after incident with team staff member

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