FEU going all out as UAAP Final Four ‘anybody’s game’

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Lady Tamaraws sealed their place in the Final Four picture after an emphatic showing against University of the Philippines, 25-16, 25-16, 27-25, to finish the elimination round with an 8-6 card.As of posting, FEU holds the fourth seed behind third placed University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe game against Lady Maroons could’ve been skipper Remy Palma final game, but with a do-or-die mindset fueling her she knew she can carry what she did against UP to the semifinals.“It’s all or nothing,” said Palma who finished with 10 points against UP. “I always think that this could be my last game so I give it everything I got.” SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University is back in the Final Four and the Lady Tamaraws are hell-bent on causing a stampede in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball semifinals.“We’ll be all out because this will be anybody’s game,” said FEU head coach Shaq Delos Santos Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Whoever works harder, whoever puts everything on the line will win.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Global stuns JDT, regains top spot in AFC Cup Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 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 Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View commentslast_img read more

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Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Super stats give way to tremendous teams in the playoffs, and the Warriors look the part after going 67-15 in their first season with Durant, now healthy after a late-season injury.The question mark is the Cavaliers, the defending champions who were just 10-14 after February, yielding the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference to Boston while James sat out the final two games during their late-season slide.The Warriors and Cavs were overwhelming favorites to meet again after splitting the last two NBA Finals, though Cleveland’s struggles have thrown that into doubt — outside of Cleveland, anyway.“I’m not going into the playoffs thinking that,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “I’m going into it thinking we can win.”The answers start arriving Saturday, when the two-month chase for 16 wins begins.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 In this Dec. 9, 2016, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) on a drive to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City. The playoffs start Saturday, with a series matching MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden the highlight of the first round. AP FILE PHOTORussell Westbrook against James Harden is a sensational start to the NBA postseason.Golden State against Cleveland no longer looks like the certain finish.ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely The playoffs open this weekend, highlighted by a must-see matchup in the first round between record-setting guards who are former teammates and now leading MVP candidates.They swapped spectacular highlights during the regular season: Westbrook averaging a triple-double in carrying Oklahoma City after Kevin Durant’s departure; Harden leading the league in assists for a high-octane Houston offense that shattered the NBA record for 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“As great of a season as LeBron (James) and Kawhi (Leonard) have had, the two main guys on the card, the main draw, have been James Harden and Russell Westbrook,” Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Reggie Miller said. “And to have both of those guys go at one another in the first round — former teammates, great friends, the two leading scorers in the Association — from our side … this is a dream matchup to sit and have a chance to watch.”Now one of them will be gone by May. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Raymundo, Fernandez forge fruitful partnershipcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Cavaliers open against No. 7 Indiana, while No. 3 Toronto hosts No. 6 Milwaukee. In the West, it’s seventh-seeded Memphis at No. 2 San Antonio, and the No. 4 Clippers against the No. 5 Utah Jazz.On Sunday, the Warriors open against Portland, before the third-seeded Rockets and No. 6 Thunder play the other Game 1 in the West. The East openers are Boston against Chicago, and No. 4 Washington against fifth-seeded Atlanta.Just five years ago, Westbrook, Harden and Durant were young guns on an Oklahoma City team that lost to Miami in the NBA Finals. All three may have been worthy MVP winners this season had Durant not hurt his knee in late February.He’s back now, with perhaps his best chance yet to win something better than a second MVP award: a first championship.“Playing against the best players in the world, at the biggest stage, that’s the goal for every player,” Durant said.RELATED STORIESRobertson endorses Westbrook for MVPNBA: Curry picks Harden over Westbrook for MVP LATEST STORIES Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

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Warriors coach Brown stopped by traffic cops

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick Brown said he was rapidly surrounded by multiple police officers.“So then I got scared. I’m like, I’ve got five cops around me, so I just stopped,” Brown said. “I said, ‘I’m trying to get to the game.’”Brown then revealed that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich phoned him from the team bus to poke fun.“So I answer the phone, and Pop is dying. He goes, ‘Mike, I didn’t know that was you… When I saw it was you, I died laughing,’” Brown revealed.Popovich later joked about the incident before the game.ADVERTISEMENT Brown told reporters he was pulled over after ignoring a request to stop at a red light as the Spurs coach rolled towards the Oakland Arena.“I’m like, ‘This is great, I didn’t have to stop for any of these red lights,’” Brown said. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“So I literally start to go, and I’m going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, ‘Hey, you, stop!’” he said.“So I’m, like, feeling myself a little bit. I’m like, ‘Hey, I’m being bullied by Oakland PD or San Francisco PD in my own building, my own parking lot.’ So I start to go a little bit, and another one pulls up: ‘Hey, you! You heard him! Stop!’” View comments Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in OAKLAND, CA – MAY 14: Acting head coach Mike Brown of the Golden State Warriors looks on during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors acting coach Mike Brown had the last laugh on Tuesday after a pre-game confrontation with traffic police who failed to recognize him as they escorted the San Antonio Spurs to Game 2.Brown, who saw the Warriors run out 136-100 winners to take a 2-0 lead, was a late arrival for the game after being stopped by traffic police as he attempted to join the Spurs motorcade.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte “Somebody’s got to teach him if the California Highway Patrol tells you to move, you move over,” Popovich said. “He didn’t do that. But it was funny.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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Lassiter heats up as San Miguel cruises to PBA semis

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMarcio Lassiter had the hot hand early as San Miguel zoomed to the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals with a 115-96 drubbing of Phoenix in their quarterfinal duel Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second-seed Beermen hardly needed their twice-to-beat edge as the Fil-Am sharpshooter fired 13 of his 26 points in the first half and shot 5-of-10 from three and also registered four rebounds and three assists to push his side to the Final Four.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 Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Chris Ross also missed out on a triple-double with 11 markers, 10 assists, and seven boards, to go with three steals for the Beermen.San Miguel now awaits the winner of the Star-Rain or Shine series for its date in the best-of-five semifinals.McKay closed his campaign for Phoenix with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists, while RJ Jazul had 14 markers in the losing effort. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Diminutive De Joya plays bigger than his size Lassiter’s scintillating shooting helped San Miguel establish a 28-point edge early, 51-23, before the Fuel Masters made a belated run behind Jameel McKay and cut the lead down to just 14, 88-74, with 10:55 left to play in the fourth frame.Alex Cabagnot would have none of that, though, as the surprise Best Player of the Conference pacesetter drilled nine of his 20 markers to quash Phoenix’s rally. He also added eight boards, and six assists in for the Beermen who advanced to their sixth straight semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We’re so happy with this win because we were able to meet the expectations of so many people and our management. They expected us to be in the semifinals and I have to commend all the players because they know what’s at stake in this game and they really wanted to make it to the semifinals right away,” said coach Leo Austria.Import Charles Rhodes poured 14 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks, while three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo racked a double-double to tune of 15 markers, eight boards, and two blocks, punctuating the win with a slam dunk with three minutes left in the already-won game. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig inlast_img read more

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Racela looking for consistency as FEU grabs share of Group B top spot

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Despite the win, FEU head coach Olsen Racela demanded more consistency from his players who weren’t able to build large enough leads against the Generals.“We were passive this game, although we still got the victory,” said Racela. “Every game for me is a learning experience. This is a good experience for me because I’m able to determine who are the players that I give minutes to that will kill themselves every possession.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAn area of concern for Racela was his team allowing the Generals to grab 21 offensive rebounds that led to 11 second-chance points.Brandley Biernes had 10 points for FEU while RJ Ramirez and Arvin Tolentino had nine apiece. Lassiter hoping Beermen can build on success as playoff road gets tougher Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Sydney Onwubere led EAC with 11 points. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University took a share of the top spot in its group in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after taking down Emilio Aguinaldo College, 68-61, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Tamaraws improved to 6-1 to tie San Sebastian atop Group B while the Generals slipped to 2-5.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

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Gonzaga leads HD Spikers’ sweep of group A

first_imgOrcollo, Biado banner star-studded PH billiards team Cignal after winning crucial set. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJovelyn Gonzaga uncorked 18 points to lead Cignal to a 27-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-19 victory over F2 Logistics and sweep Pool A Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The lefty opposite hitter, one of the top bets for a slot in the national team, made 17 attack points for the HD Spikers, who won all three preliminary matches.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Rachel Anne Daquis and Honey Royse Tubino, who joined the franchise along with Gonzaga in the off-season, added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for Cignal.“It’s good that we can now see the chemistry among our players,” said Cignal coach George Pascua. “Our team building [in Japan] is paying off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAll told, the HD Spikers tried to mow down the Cargo Movers through a relentless assault that yielded 59 attack points as against 42 by F2 Logistics.In the second game, Petron posted its second win in three starts after a 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Sta. Lucia. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 respitecenter_img Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyerlast_img read more

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More sports in brief

first_imgNeuer misses Bayern Munich’s Asian tour to speed recovery MUNICH (AP): Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the club’s summer tour to China and Singapore as he continues his recovery from a broken metatarsal. Neuer says, “Everything’s going to plan. I’m aiming to be fit for the first game of the season against Bayer Leverkusen. I’m going to work hard every day to achieve that.” Neuer injured his foot in April and was on crutches until this week. Bayern starts the new Bundesliga season against Leverkusen on August 18. Bayern is playing four exhibition matches in Asia from July 16 to 28. Confederations Cup participants Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Suele, Arturo Vidal and Under-21 European Championship winner Serge Gnabry will also miss the tour. Mertesacker to manage Arsenal’s academy team from 2018-19 LONDON (AP): Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will play one last season at the Premier League club before retiring to become its academy manager. The 32-year-old center back joined Arsenal in 2011. He quit international football after winning the World Cup with Germany in 2014. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday that Mertesacker “is a great example for young players … a deep thinker about the game” and “will be an inspirational figure for everyone connected with the academy.” Footballer rescued from Lake Tahoe likely suffered shock AP: Authorities say the professional footballer who went into a coma after nearly drowning in Lake Tahoe, in the United States, likely suffered from cold-water shock. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Eric Guevin said that San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Matheus Silva was swimming with teammates about 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, about 20 yards from the shore of the public beach near the Zephyr Cove Resort, when he cried out for help and then went underwater. By the time emergency crews reached him, his teammates and another bystander on a paddle board had rescued him and started CPR efforts. The Earthquakes said that Silva emerged from the coma Thursday morning. The Brazilian defender was responsive and able to speak but will undergo additional testing. The 20-year-old was playing this season on loan for Reno 1868 FC, which is part of the United Soccer League in America.last_img read more

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Daniel Azar heads Ja team for COTECC

first_imgJamaica’s number one ranked Under-12 and Under-14 tennis player, Daniel Azar, has his sights set on leading a three-member team to success at the Confederation de Tenis de Centroamerica Caribe (COTECC) 12 and Under championships in Dominican Republic starting tomorrow. The team, which is under the guidance of coach Matthew Rodriquez, left the island yesterday. Azar apart, the other members of Jamaica team are Delano Reeves and Matthew James. The other countries competing in the Caribbean championships include hosts Dominican Republic, Cuba, Antigua, Bahamas, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Curacao. Azar, who has been creating waves by winning local and overseas singles titles, said that he is aware of the pressure on him. Pressure to deliver “There is pressure on me to deliver. It’s been tough. I am training hard with coach Matthew Rodriquez and also working with Damion Johnson. I am off to the COTECC team championships and hoping to reap success for Jamaica,” Azar told The Gleaner on Wednesday during the Touch Tuina Blue Mountain Caribbean Championship at the Liguanea Club. Azar topped his age group All Jamaica tournament last Sunday at the Eric Bell Centre and is looking forward to continue winning tournaments and improving on his way to realising his dream of playing professionally. “The year has been good so far as I won the Under-12 tournament in Antigua last May, and looking for more success,” Azar who has completed his first year at Campion College said. His coach, Rodriquez, said that the young player has a bright future. “Daniel will be leaving in the summer for a tennis camp in Florida. It is one of the best tennis camps. It will give us a chance to evaluate and see where he is really at. He can go on to the pro circuit if he takes the sport seriously,” Rodriquez shared.last_img read more

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London 2017 | Blake defends JAAA decision to support Russia

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake has defended the body’s decision to support Russia at yesterday’s IAAF Congress in London, where Jamaica was among 21 countries which voted in support of Russia’s athletics ban being lifted. This comes eight months after the JAAA abstained from a vote on a number of reform issues which included several anti-doping elements geared at lifting athletics from a series of major corruption and credibility scandals, which deeply involved evidence of State-sponsored doping by Russian athletes. Despite the fact that Russia’s athletics bosses failed to meet six established criteria targets, Blake believes that the Russian authority has shown significant improvements in their anti-doping efforts and that their athletes deserve a chance to represent their country in international competition. Several Russian athletes have cleared to compete as neutrals by the IAAF. “You look at the number of Russian athletes that are competing; albeit they are not competing under Russia, and there is a significant body of opinion that the athletes should be able to compete for their country,” Blake said following yesterday’s vote. “So you tell me why they could not let back Russia in and let their athletes be subjected to the same strictures in order to compete; that they would have to certify them clean before they can compete?” he added. “They (Russia) have gone a significant way down the road on all the criteria targets. They have gone a significant way in meeting all the criteria targets,” Blake said. The JAAA president also stated that he is not expecting any backlash because of the decision but believes the IAAF’s open voting system might have affected the results. “We don’t expect any backlash, we are a federation where everyone can express their views and vote how their conscience tells them to,” Blake said. “This open voting; a lot of persons could not vote with their conscience because of open voting,” said Blake. “Congress has never voted on the issue of whether or not ballots should be open votes or not. That was one of the issues that was before Congress today and it was taken off the ballot paper to be determined at a future date.” As many as 188 countries voted to keep Russia’s Drug ban in place, leaving the European powerhouse well short of the two-thirds majority they required to be re-admitted. The Russian ban has been in place since November 2015 following a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency which found evidence of state-supported doping. Among the other countries who voted to lift the ban were Bangladesh, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Jordan, Lebanon, Macau, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nauru, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Romania, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Vietnam and Yemen. – A.L. CLEARED TO COMPETElast_img read more

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Forbes hails her ‘big’ win at WUG

first_imgG.C. Foster College’s Shashalee Forbes is still celebrating her gold medal in the women’s 100 metres at the 29th World University Games (WUG) in Chinese Taipei on Thursday. Forbes, an IAAF World Championships relay bronze medallist, won the event easily in 11.18 seconds from Irene Siragusa of Italy (11.31) and Switzerland’s Salome Kora (11.33). “My race was something else. I see this as a big championship win for me as I have been training very hard all season, and to come here and win the 100m is actually a great moment,” she told The Gleaner from the Games Village. She was quick to heap praise on her management staff for her success. “I know I have great coaching and masseuse staff, who always believed in me, so I am happy I came and dominated and won. This sport has young athletes who also have talent and can do well,” she added. Forbes stated that it was tough for the sprinters as there was not enough time between the semi-finals and final. “After my semi-final, we didn’t get enough time to recover well as they called us 20 minutes later to the call room, which was very difficult for us, but thank God, I came out and delivered,” she said. Her coach, Maurice Wilson, was very pleased with his charge’s success. “I am extremely happy for Shashalee. The win came at a good time to show Jamaicans that there is no need to panic. Our athletes will always rise to the occasion and we just need to support them. Thanks to the G.C. Foster College fraternity, especially Lamar Richards and Marlon Broadbent, who have assisted her on a personal level,” said Wilson. In the men’s 100m final, Tyquendo Tracy finished fourth in 10.28 as Chinese Taipei’s Han Chun Yang won in 10.22. Thando Roti of South Africa was second in 10.24, while American Cameron Burrell was third in 10.27. Jamaica’s other competitor in track and field, Dawnalee Loney, failed to advance to the women’s 400m final after finishing fourth in her semi-final in 54.99 seconds. COACH PLEASEDlast_img read more

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