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first_imgDuminy tomiss WI gameNAGPUR, India (CMC):West Indies will not have to worry about the threat posed by J.P. Duminy after the left-hander was ruled out of tomorrow’s contest with a left hamstring injury. Duminy, South Africa’s highest run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals and a tidy left-arm spinner, picked up the injury during the 37-run victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai last Sunday.Duminy made an unbeaten 29 as South Africa rattled up 209 for five, but scans following the encounter at the Wankhede revealed the extent of the damage.”The scans, which were done yesterday, confirmed our clinical suspicion of a hamstring strain, which means that he will be ruled out of Friday’s game,” South Africa’s team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said.With Duminy ruled out, South Africa are mulling over the inclusion of Aaron Phangiso to provide the left-arm spin.Former T&T off-spinner Nanan diesPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) captain Rangy Nanan has died, media reports here have said. Nanan passed away at his home here following a period of poor health. He was 62.A virtual fixture in T&T’s side throughout the decade of the 1980s, off-spinner Nanan played 94 first-class matches for the national side, taking 366 wickets at an average of 23. Nanan, no mug with the bat either, gathered one first-class hundred – 125 – against Leeward Islands at Guaracara Park in 1983. He also finished with nine half-centuries.Despite his prowess, Nanan’s international career was limited to one Test, largely because of the West Indies’ heavy dependence on a four-pronged pace attack during the late 1970s and ’80s.Following his playing career, Nanan served as a police officer and was also a liaison officer for the West Indies team.last_img read more

Follow The Trace: Winning supersedes all, writes Oral Tracey

first_imgThere is a very simple personal philosophy that guides my perspective on all sports: ‘winning supersedes all’. After all, sports in general and especially professional and international sports is a results business. The basic principle of all sporting activity is built on teams and individuals competing against each other with the singular objective of winning. There have been lots of reasons to be critical of West Indies cricket in recent years. The administrators and the players have deservedly felt the wrath of despondent Caribbean cricket fans, but things have taken a dramatic twist in a matter of a few weeks. The West Indies have become Under-19 world champions, World T20 men’s champions, World T20 women’s champions. In remaining consistent, we have to now give credit to the same administration and, by and large, the same players, for bringing glory to the region. It would be downright hypocritical to blame the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the players when things go wrong and refuse to heap praises on the same board and the same players when things go right. The fact of the matter is that West Indies cricket has not enjoyed this kind of widespread and consistent success for the past two decades. The interest, enthusiasm, and passion ignited by the recent success of our now three world champion teams have provided a sobering reminder of what West Indies cricket means to the people of the region. This dramatic and sudden change of mood and attitude is down to one thing only success on the on field of play. The feel-good emotions spreading across the region has little to do with likeness for the WICB president, Mr Dave Cameron, or the deficiencies in the governance structure of our cricket. Winning these three titles is what it’s all about. It is much more important that West Indies cricket regain its relevance and its respect, than having a likable and affable board president. If Mr Cameron’s seemingly obnoxious and arrogant style of leadership serves as motivation to the players in helping them focus and perform and win like they have done, maybe we should consider making Mr Cameron president for life. The board president has been the target harsh criticism from many quarters ever since the ill-fated tour of India back in 2013. The US$40 million-plus debt owed to the BCCI as a result of that fiasco is as much about the West Indies players walking off the tour as it was about Mr Cameron’s handling of the incident. In all fairness to Mr Cameron’s, his critics, including some of the very senior players in the team, must now also recognise that it is the same person who is presiding over the affairs of the region’s cricket while we are having all of this international success. Let us not conveniently ignore the fact that the West Indies are on top of the world in the most rapidly growing format of the game. Our weakness in Test cricket is as a result of the natural evolution of the game, which is rendering the longer versions of the game redundant. Neither Mr Cameron nor the International Cricket Council (ICC) can reverse this process of evolution. Indeed, the administration deserves credit for not being left behind, but instead, embracing the new craze as the region continues to churn out the most talented individual players in this format of the game, while boasting the world champions for both men and women, another index of T20 cricket saving our cricket rather than it destroying our cricket. But for the rapid emergence of this format, West Indies cricket would by now be further condemned to the doldrums of irrelevance. I suggest we put on hold this grand ‘get rid of Dave Cameron campaign’, assuming we are all about performance and winning and getting West Indies cricket back on top, which is exactly where it is right now. Again, the West Indies are winners, and after all, WINNING SUPERSEDES ALL.last_img read more

Level pegging in Manning Group J

first_imgThe battle for the Group J semi-final spot in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup second round is going down to the wire following results of matches played yesterday at the Constant Spring Complex in St Andrew. In the first game of the double-header, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) and Bridgeport High battled to a 1-1 draw. Napoleon Rochester sent STATHS ahead in the fifth minute but Kyle Ming equalised for Bridgeport in the 88th minute. In the second game, Kingston College (KC) and Charlie Smith finished 1-1. KC went ahead courtesy of a strike by captain Javain Brown in the 42nd minute. That was cancelled by a header from Charlie Smith’s towering defender Romario Williams in the 49th minute. With both results, all four teams in the group are locked on two points apiece as well as having a similar goal difference. In the group’s first set of games last week Wednesday, KC were held 1-1 by STATHS, and it was the same scoreline in the Bridgeport and Charlie Smith game. CHANCE TO FINISH Now, all four teams have a chance to finish on top in the group’s last set of games to be played next week at the same time at different venues. Coach of Charlie Smith, Jerome Waite, said it was a good game from both teams. He also credited his goalkeeper Shamarley Clayton for keeping them in the game. “It was a good game from the teams. The ‘keeper (Shamarley Clayton) was outstanding. We will take it one step at a time as we look forward to the next game,” Waite told The Gleaner. KC’s coach Ludlow Bernard said that his team created enough chances to win the game. “We got the chances to win the game. Now, it is not totally in our own hands but we have all to play for a win in the next game,” Bernard said. Meanwhile, the first game was also an exciting affair with STATHS taking an early lead and Bridgeport fighting back and earning the equaliser with just two minutes to go in normal time. Yesterday’s results Today’s games STATHS 1 Bridgeport 1 KC 1 Charlie Smith 1 Constant Spring Complex 1 p.m: Jonathan Grant vs Holy Trinity 3 p.m: Camperdown High vs Excelsiorlast_img read more

Cavaliers on a cruise

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP):Kyrie Irving had 31 points and a career-high 13 assists, and LeBron James scored 29 as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their second game in two nights over the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-102 on Wednesday despite being without two starters.The NBA champs were not at full strength as Kevin Love didn’t dress for the second straight game with a bruised left knee, and J.R. Smith sat out after breaking his right thumb on Tuesday at Milwaukee.Smith needs surgery, and the Cavs won’t have a timetable on his return until after the operation.They were barely missed as Cleveland won for the eighth time in nine games. The only loss in that stretch was last week at Memphis when James, Irving and Love stayed home to rest.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points and Jabari Parker, 27, for the Bucks, who took the Cavs to overtime at home, but fell behind by 21 in the fourth quarter this time and couldn’t come back.Tristan Thompson added 15 rebounds for Cleveland.GRIZZLIES 98 PISTONS 86AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP):Marc Gasol matched a career high with 38 points on 14-of-17 shooting, and Memphis beat Detroit in a matchup of slumping teams.The Grizzlies ended their three-game losing streak, while Detroit dropped its fourth straight.Memphis was boosted by the return of Chandler Parsons, who missed the previous 17 games with a bone bruise on his left knee. He had two points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.Jon Leuer and Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 18 points apiece. Andre Drummond had 13 points and 19 rebounds.TIMBERWOLVES 92 HAWKS 84ATLANTA (AP):Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 18 rebounds in Minnesota’s victory over Atlanta.Zach LaVine added 18 points for the Timberwolves, who earned consecutive wins for the first time since April 5-9 last season.Dennis Schroder finished 21 points and Paul Millsap had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which has dropped six of seven at home. The Hawks have lost during that span to four teams with losing records: New Orleans, Detroit, Orlando and Minnesota.Other results: Thunder 121 Pelicans 110; Wizards 107 Bulls 97; Rockets 125 Suns 111; Kings 94 Jazz 93.last_img read more

Kelly wary of ‘legend’ Boku in return fight to ONE

first_imgTara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stint His loss against Jadambaa was his second straight, third overall, and going up against Boku is a task Kelly does not take lightly.“Well I hope I can do my best against Boku, I’ve prepared for him well,” said Kelly who doesn’t train under one stable. “I want to prove that even though there are younger fighters than I am I can still proudly represent the Philippines in MMA.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Eric Kelly talks to the media at his hotel room ahead of his ONE Championship fight against Kotetsu Boku on Saturday at Cotai Arena.MACAU—Eric Kelly has built himself an impressive mixed martial arts resume going 12-3 in his professional career and is often regarded as one of the most experienced Filipino fighters.And yet there is still someone who’s more seasoned than the 35-year-old from Baguio City.ADVERTISEMENT 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Kotetsu Boku is five years Kelly’s senior and has done what the Filipino hasn’tand that is to win the ONE World featherweight title.“Boku’s a legend, he’s a veteran fighter so come Saturday I’ll be wary of him,” said Kelly in Filipino Thursday at his hotel room in Holiday Inn. “Boku is a skillful fighter, but with his age he might tire faster than me.”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’“We all know that when you age, you get winded quicker unlike those younger fighters and I think my training regimen in Baguio will give me the advantage in stamina against Boku.”Kelly, though, has been dormant for the past year after losing Narantungalag Jadambaa and he’s eager to erase his previous disappointments once he takes on Boku (25-11-2). MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Just over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site

first_imgTOKYO — Tokyo’s main Olympic stadium is starting to take shape as structures of what will become spectator stands are being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson With its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki, during a visit to the site Tuesday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. He said all possible technology must be mobilized to finish by the November 2019 deadline. Suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSuzuki cited the suicide earlier this year of a worker linked to overwork, or “karoshi,” and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project.The stadium delay was part of Japan’s troubled Olympics preparations, underscoring a widespread lack of cost-control. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img LATEST STORIES At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View commentslast_img read more

Tyler Tio makes up for lost time, debuts with a splash for Ateneo

first_imgWinning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Tyler Tio had to sit out Season 79 due to his citizenship, and when Season 80 started he had to wait once again as his bum ankle wouldn’t allow him to play.So when he finally got the chance to hit the floor on Wednesday, the Canadian-born guard released his pent-up frustrations.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games medal-winning PH sepak takraw team treated to hearty lunchcenter_img Tio was perfect from the field going 6-for-6 en route to 14 points in just 11 minutes as he helped Ateneo flatten University of the Philippines, 92-71, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I was excited to play but I wasn’t thinking that I had to score this amount of points, I just wanted to make sure that I played correctly,” said Tio, who had 10 points in the fourth quarter alone.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 5-foot-11 guard wasn’t able to play in Season 79 as he couldn’t secure a Philippine passport in time and was considered as a foreigner.Ateneo had Nigerian Chibueze Ikeh in the roster and the UAAP allows just one foreigner per roster. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Tio, despite his hot shooting, said he still needs to adjust to playing in the UAAP and it just so happened he had the stroke against the Fighting Maroons.“I won’t say I already grasp the UAAP but at that moment I was feeling good so I had the confidence to shoot,” said Tio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Azkals lose Ott to injury

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Pacquiao a thundering hit in China 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippines suffered another blow in its bid for 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification after top midfielder Manny Ott was ruled out for the next two games due to a knee injury.Already missing key players, including Misagh Bahadoran, Amani Aguinaldo and Javier Patiño, the Azkals saw the injured list grow on Thursday in training camp in Doha, Qatar, where Ott sustained a medial cruciate ligament injury that will sideline the Ceres-Negros star for six weeks.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES Ott, who suffered the injury after a collision with Harry Foll in training, will miss the crucial match against Yemen on Tuesday and will most likely be unavailable for the duel with Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “It’s unfortunate that I can’t be there for the team,” said Ott. “I have to focus on recovery now as there are still important matches ahead.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Got the news from the doc in Qatar that I’ll be out for 6 weeks with an MCL ⛑ #comebackstronger pic.twitter.com/5LFkgt6HIZ— Manny Ott (@MannyOtt) October 6, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smoglast_img read more

Chua willing to help UST Tigers ‘in any way,’ but not as coach

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “My boss is always willing to help especially if it’s a sport program. He’ll be quick to lend support once he sees the plan.”Chua added that members of UST’s alumni relations talked to him during the UAAP season if he can lend a hand to the Growling Tigers, but no formal negotiations have taken place between Chua and the school.But the UST alum added that he won’t be returning to coaching despite how tumultuous the situation in España.UST still doesn’t have a head coach after Boy Sablan’s exit, but rumors say De La Salle mentor Aldin Ayo will switch from the green-and-white to the black-and-gold.No matter what happens, though, it will never be Chua at helm. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Will I coach again? I haven’t coach for a while and I don’t even have a plan to return here in the PBA,” said Chua who coached Pop Cola, Tanduay, Sta. Lucia, and Ginebra. “Coaching’s hard because there are only two kinds of coaches, the ones who are fired and the ones who will get fired.”“For sure, I won’t coach UST but I’m willing to help in any way. If UST needs our help, why not? That’s where I came from, it hurts that it’s in this situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alfrancis Chua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas may just get a major boost, if former Glowing Goldy Alfrancis Chua gets his way.Chua, the sports director of San Miguel Corporation, said he’s “willing to help” his alma mater rise from the dirge it got itself into in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “I am willing to help, whatever contribution I can give I will give as long as we can hear that ‘Go USTe!’ chant once more,” said Chua in Filipino Wednesday at Okada Manila after the press conference for the 43rd season of the PBA.“Now you won’t even hear the ‘Go USTe!’ chant.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChua said the funding will come from the coffers of San Miguel Corporation with CEO Ramon Ang willing to lend support for the Growling Tigers, a team that finished 1-13 in Season 80.“With my boss RSA, if I talk to him to help my alma mater, he’ll help for sure,” said Chua who handles all three San Miguel teams in the PBA and Petron in the Philippine Super Liga. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments ABL: Alab falters late, falls to HK Eastern anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more