GEELONG, Australia (CMC):Rain marred West Indies’ final match practice for the critical Melbourne Test, starting Boxing Day, when it allowed only 58 overs on the final day of their two-day tour match against a Victoria XI here yesterday.The tourists declared their first innings at their overnight 303 for eight, but hopes of giving their fast bowlers an extended work out were scuppered by the adverse weather.Victoria XI ended on 169 for three with Jake Hancock unbeaten on 80. Tom Donnell made 34 and captain Ian Holland, 29.There was time enough, however, for Devendra Bishoo to pick up two for 60, to be the Windies’ best bowler.West Indies started brightly when fast bowler Kemar Roach claimed Travis Dean for three to a catch by Jermaine Blackwood at point, fending off a short ball with the score on 13.STUBBORN PARTNERSHIPThe Caribbean side was then held up by two stubborn partnerships. Opener Hancock, without a first-class game to his name, then added 73 for the second wicket with Donnell and a further 46 for the third wicket with Holland.Hancock, who faced 173 balls and struck seven fours and three sixes, was missed at 22 when Jerome Taylor missed a catch at fine leg.West Indies clash with Australia in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in six days, hoping to atone for their miserable outing in the first Test at Hobart which they lost by an innings and 212 runs inside three days.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES 1st Innings 303-8 decl.VICTORIA XI 1st InningsT Dean c Blackwood b Roach 3J Hancock not out 80T Donnell lbw b Bishoo 34*I Holland st Hope b Bishoo 29A Ayre not out 17Extras (lb3, w1, nb2) 6TOTAL (3 wkts, 58 overs) 169Did not bat: M Doric, S Grimwade, J Coleman, J Hart, +D Kight, J Koop, B ThomsonFall of wickets: 1-13, 2-86, 3-132.Bowling: Taylor 9-4-14-0, Roach 7-1-21-1, Holder 5-1-19-0 (w1, nb2), Brathwaite 8-1-35-0, Bishoo 18-3-60-2, Warrican 11-5-7-0.Result: Match drawn.Toss: Victoria XI.Umpires: S Brne, D Shepard
Davies is among dozens of PNP supporters so far, who have filed into the party’s Old Hope Road offices, anxiously awaiting the results of the elections. “It would seem to me that there is a strange disjuncture between the level of expenditure (on campaigning), and the ability to invite participation,” Davies said. The voter turnout in today’s election is expected to be lower than the previous lowest of 53 per cent recorded in the last election. Davies said the media should share the blame for the low voter turnout, arguing that too much focus is given to persons, who do not participate in the electoral process. The PNP won the last general election, 42 seats to the JLP’s 21 in the 63-seat House of Representatives. “I am quite confident that we will retain office,” Davies said. Dr Omar Davies, the People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for South St Andrew, has expressed concerns about the low turnout for the general election. “That is something that we have to deal with. It is not the PNP’s problem, it is a national problem,” Davies said.
President of the St Ann Football Association Danny Beckford was expected to formulate a letter last night to appeal a six-month suspension, which was yesterday slapped on him by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).”I received an official letter from the JFF’s general secretary Raymond Grant that I am suspended (as a member of the JFF board of directors) for six months effective last Monday morning,” Beckford told The Gleaner last night.”Now, I will formulate a letter of appeal and send it out. I will do it tonight (last night) as I have 48 hours on receipt of the letter to do so,” Beckford added.The suspension, which started as of Monday at midnight as stated by the JFF’s document, was issued because Beckford sent a letter to JFF president Captain Horace Burrell, asking him to step down from the post.Beckford was given 24 hours to apologise to the JFF boss for the contents of his letter following a board meeting on Sunday at the JFF’s offices in New Kingston.PUNISHMENTHowever, after failing to do so, the JFF handed down the punishment that will see Beckford being barred from all football activities until May 2017.In his letter addressed to Burrell and copied to the entire JFF Board, Beckford demanded: “Having been asked what is the opinion on the way forward for our football, the first move is for you as the president and the general secretary to leave the football administration ASAP so that the proper way for administering our football can now properly move apace.”In his letter, Beckford blamed Burrell for what he described as a regression in the state of affairs in local football, while also criticising his leadership style.
BRISBANE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Women batting star Deandra Dottin has quipped that she looks as if she has fought legendary boxer Mike Tyson after undergoing a successful facial surgery to rectify injuries sustained in an ugly on-field collision during the Women’s Big Bash earlier this week.The 25-year-old suffered multiple fractures to her cheekbones after colliding with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris as both attempted to field a delivery on the boundary at Allan Border Field last Tuesday.”[The operation was] a great success I have been told. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Wesley Private Hospital in Brisbane,” the Barbadian all-rounder said on her Facebook page.”Face looks like I have gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson, but I feel really good. Thanks to all the well wishers once more.”Dottin underwent surgery here Friday and has been ruled out of action for an undetermined period.She was expected to be a key member of the Heat campaign this season and had already weighed in prominently with bat and ball.
Past The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I)1. #3 PRINCESS BRIANNA DaneNelson 53.52. #1 ROSES IN BLOOM RWilson 55.0 30-1/4L3. #5 KILLER BEE OMullings 53.0 Neck4. #10 JAMAICAN PHAROAH AntThomas3 6-1/2LDNF #2 PRINCESS ZKAIRA SMuir 53.0 87/1WIN: $1492.00PLACE: $338.00, $517.00, $541.00Final Time : 1:13.4 Splits : 23.0, 46.3Winner : 3yo b filly – DAYTON FLYER – MISS CRYSTALTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner : LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $18,119.00 Ex: $32,181.00Superfecta: $165,147.45Race 2 1300 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #8 ASKABOUTME AndreePowell3 52.0 6/1 371.00 181.002. #7 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS JInnis2 54.0 8/1 1/2 101.003. #4 CONNOR SEllis 55.0 6/1 6 149.004. #1 BREEZY OWalker 53.0 7/2 15. #10 MOUNT ZION KING OEdwards2 55.0 14/1 31/4Final Time : 1:23.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.2, 1:15.3,Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRACKING – PRINCESS ZANAITrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : BERESFORD C BROADBELLBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQu: $1,963.00 Ex: $3,186.00D/E: $69,018.00Trifecta: $3,180.00Hi-5: $78,300.50Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #5 LITTLE BIG HORN OWalker 52.52. #3 PRINCESS EMANUELLE NBerger4 48.0 Neck3. #6 ZUGULU OFoster 54.0 1-1/4L*4. #7 ZEPHYR JInnis2 52.0 1/2LWIN: $183.00PLACE: $67.00, $109.00, $190.00Final Time : 0:59.2 Splits : 22.3, 45.4Winner : 4yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL – LITTLE WASPTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA, WINSTON KONG & RAYMOND ROUSSEAUBred by E. DACOSTA, G. DULAL-WHITEWAY, W. KONG & RAYMOND ROUSSEQu: $634.00 Ex: $1,668.00D/E: $2,841.00Superfecta: $12,783.00Rolling Triple: $157,979.00Race 4 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #4 HEY CHAMP LSteadman2 53.02. #1 WARTIME JInnis2 51.0 1/2L*3. #2 BOUNCE RWilson 56.0 2-3/4L4. #11 BIG BLACK NATION AntThomas3 53.0 1-1/4L5. #9 MAJOR FORCE OMullings 55.0 HeadWIN: $338.00PLACE: $105.00, $$68.00, $67.00Final Time : 1:41.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.2, 1:11.4,Winner : 4yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY – PRETTY HILLYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : OAKRIDGE FARMSBred by DONALD G. WEHBYQu: $919.00 Ex: $1,655.00D/E: $1,606.00Trifecta: $912.00Hi-5: $5,549.50Rolling Triple: $8,317.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. #11 PAPER CHASER JErwin 53.52. #4 FEAR DE BREEZE DaneNelson 53.5 1-1/4L3. #1 VICE ROYALTY HPottinger2 52.0 4L4. #8 NUCLEAR TRAIN RLahoe 53.5 1/2L5. #9 PEYTON’S DELIGHT OMullings 53.0 5-1/2LLate scratch : #3 SHE’S A LEGACYWIN: $257.00PLACE: $88.00, $66.00, $133.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.1, 47.0Winner : 3yo ch filly – FEARLESS VISION – MONEY SPINNERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $541.00 Ex: $1,303.00D/E: $9,934.00Trifecta: $1,338.00Hi-5: $53,743.50Rolling Triple: $17,111.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. #1 FIFTYONESTORM RWilson 53.52. #10 GAGA LADY RLahoe 53.0 Neck*3. #9 RALLY BABY BebHarvey2 53.0 Sh.Head4. #7 SAMORA OWalker 56.0 3L5. #11 MONEY MOVE DDawkins2 49.0 NeckWIN: $268.00PLACE: $67.00, $66.00, $59.00Final Time : 0:59.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.1Winner : 6yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – SHE’S A GEMTrainer : ONEIL MARKLAND Owner: MICHAEL HOWARDBred by ALLAN L. FLOWERSQu: $792.00 Ex: $1,551.00D/E: $4,327.00Trifecta: $818.00Hi-5 : (1-10-9-7-11) $110,828.50Rolling Triple : (4-11-1) $36,713.00Super-6: $37,994.70Race 7 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #7 BRUCE WAYNE LSteadman2 54.52. #6 SUBBIE BebHarvey2 54.0 1-1/4L*3. #8 DEAL MARKER WHenry 53.0 5L4. #1 MAKHI SMuir 55.0 4LWIN: $352.00PLACE: $110.00, $59.00, $73.00Final Time : 1:58.1 Splits : 27.0, 52.0, 1:16.2, 1:43.2Winner : 3yo b colt – NUCLEAR WAYNE – XPRESS CARDTrainer : NIGEL BURKE Owner : NIGEL BURKEBred by GORDON LEWISQu: $532.00 Ex: $1,343.00D/E: $3,840.00Superfecta: $5,801.00Rolling Triple: $39,699.00Pick-4: $294,032.00THE 26TH RUNNING OF THE THORNBIRD STAKES(GR.IIR)Race 8 1400 M (Purse $1,300,000) NB3-Y-O GRADED STAKES -FILLIES(Sponsored by )*1. #6 SHE’S A MANEATER OWalker 57.02. #1 MONEY MAGNET BebHarvey2 54.0 3/4L3. #8 BILINGUAL LSteadman2 55.0 1-1/2L4. #3 MARLENE MY LOVE DaneNelson 53.5 5-1/2LWIN: $88.00PLACE: $59.00, $194.00, $132.00Final Time : 1:25.1 Splits : 24.1, 46.4, 1:11.3,Winner : 3yo b filly – NATURAL SELECTION – AHWHOFAHTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : WINSTON KONGBred by WINSTON KONGQu: $889.00 Ex: $982.00D/E: $1,453.00Superfecta: $3,033.00Rolling Triple: $7,266.00Race 9 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #13 ANOTHER BULLET OWhite 50.52. #4 CLASSY AVIATOR AndreePowell3 47.0 11L*3. #9 IAN LINKS OWalker 53.0 Neck4. #2 ANOTHER FURY WHenry 50.5 1-1/2L5. #1 UNCLE TAF SEllis 54.0 2-1/4LWIN: $348.00PLACE: $119.00, $165.00, $64.00Final Time : 1:37.0 Splits : 23.3, 45.4, 1:10.3,Winner : 5yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTEDTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : TAINIYA KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $3,167.00 Ex: $6,655.00D/E: $679.00Trifecta: $3,844.00Hi-5: $21,536.00Rolling Triple: $39,389.00PlacePot 8: $137,968.00THE 26TH RUNNING OF THE PRINCE CONSORT STAKESRace 10 1400 M (Purse $1,300,000) NB3-Y-O GRADED STAKES -COLTS & GELDINGS(Sponsored by )*1. #6 FEARLESS SAMURAI OWalker 57.02. #9 WESTERN WARRIOR WHenry 52.0 3L3. #4 DON CHASSIS SEllis 54.0 Sh.Head4. #2 DONTAE RHalledeen 54.0 3/4LWIN: $93.00PLACE: $59.00, $89.00, $61.00Final Time : 1:26.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.2, 1:12.0,Winner : 3yo ch colt – FEARLESS VISION – SAYURITrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $519.00 Ex: $822.00D/E: $1,398.00Superfecta: $989.00Rolling Triple: $4,216.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st or 2nd SINCE 18/11/20161. #11 SHELLIAN GREY AChatrie 51.0*2. #13 SPEEDY PROCESS JErwin 52.5 Head3. #14 POCKET MONEY DAThomas 54.0 5L4. #5 AWESOME CAT RWilson 57.0 2-1/2L5. #4 MR. THEOPHILUS LSteadman2 56.0 6LDNF #9 MIRACLE TRAIN AntThomas3 52.0 45/1Late scratch : #12 POWERFUL RED, #16 UNCLE CHUBBYWIN: $165.00PLACE: $78.00, $62.00, $161.00Final Time : 1:30.1 Splits : 25.1, 49.4, 1:15.4,Winner : 6yo rn filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – PRINCESS LUETrainer : BARRINGTON RAMBALLY Owner: STANLEY LINDSAYBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $174.00 Ex: $565.00D/E: $499.00 (6-12) $95.00Trifecta: $1,356.00Hi-5: $166,791.50Rolling Triple: $4,273.00Pick-4: $11,952.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $170,345.00 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $38,948.00 (7 OF 9) ; $293.50 (6 OF 9).
Ford Forza’s Matteo Guidicelli. Photo by Mark GiongcoMatteo Guidicelli, actor and triathlete, believes Filipinos still have a lot of catching up to do and be on the class of foreign competitors in triathlon.But at the same time, Guidicelli thinks Filipinos are constantly improving and will eventually close in on the gap over time.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Filipinos are slowly climbing up at par with the foreigners. We have to understand that foreign countries, they’ve been doing triathlons 10-20 years ahead, so they’re already advanced,” Guidicelli said during the Ford Forza Triathlon Team press conference at Ascott Makati on Friday.Currently, the top three elite men triathletes in the world are all from Spain while two Americans and one Australian compose the top three in the elite women.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’Ford Forza team will be bannered by Joseph Miller and Elmo Clarabal in the elite men of Ironman 70.3 Cebu on August 6.The event is one of the biggest in Asia with 2,500 athletes set to participate from 51 countries. View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Last year, Miller, who hails from Cebu, finished fifth.“I’m still aiming for a top three finish,” Miller said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Irving trade demand surprises former Cavs teammate Dellavedova
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 Cavs coach Tyronn Lue missed the game with an undisclosed illness. Assistant coach Larry Drew filled in for Lue, who conducted his usual media session about 90 minutes before tip-off and was in Cleveland’s locker room before the team announced he was sick.That wasn’t the only news during a hectic pregame for the Cavs as starting guard J.R. Smith was a late scratch with a sore left knee and Thomas took the floor dressed in his uniform and participated in pregame warmups with his teammates for the first time since arriving in Cleveland.Earlier in the day, Thomas was assigned to the Cavs’ Canton G-League affiliate so he could practice and take part in a full-court scrimmage. There’s still no definitive date for Thomas to make his debut with Cleveland, but he’s closer than ever.Lue did rule Thomas out of Monday’s Christmas Day marquee matchup with Golden State, but it’s possible the 28-year-old All-Star, who was acquired this summer in a blockbuster trade with Boston, could play next week when the team plays at Sacramento and Utah.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone With Cleveland’s Jae Crowder guarding him closely, Chicago’s Denzel Valentine was short with a tying 3-pointer in the final second.Dwyane Wade had three steals and two blocks in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which improved to 3-0 against the Bulls this season.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 folkRookie Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points, Valentine had 18 and Nikola Mirotic 15 for the Bulls, who lost for the first time since Dec. 6. Chicago’s win streak followed a 10-game losing skid.The Bulls battled back from a 10-point deficit early in the fourth and were within four at 111-107 when James, who has been so clutch in the fourth quarter all season, sank a fadeaway baseline jumper. Chicago pulled to 113-112 on Valentine’s layup before James made his two free throws and Cleveland got the key defensive stop to end it. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen (24), from Finland, durign the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points, Kevin Love added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their 12th straight home game, 115-112 over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night as injured point guard Isaiah Thomas moved even closer to his return.James had 11 points in the fourth quarter and dropped a pair of free throws with 11.1 seconds left as the Cavs won for the 19th time in 21 games and ended Chicago’s seven-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bulls: Bulls: G Zach LaVine (left knee) and G Cameron Payne (right foot) have yet to play this season and remain out. … Dropped to 3-13 on the road. … Valentine, who has stepped up his game lately, made three consecutive 3-pointers early in the third. … Chicago attempted just one free throw in the first half.Cavaliers: Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in a franchise-record 22 straight games. … James became the first player to appear in 800 games for Cleveland. … Smith’s knee flared up following the morning shootaround and he was kept out as a precaution. … G Derrick Rose still isn’t ready to return to the floor after being sidelined with an ankle injury that had him evaluating his future. Lue said Rose is doing some light workouts, but “nothing too fast right now as far as on the court. But his spirits are great, great having him back. Just the most important part, just getting him back healthy.”UP NEXTBulls: Continue three-game trip at Boston on Saturday. Chicago beat the Celtics 108-85 at home on Dec. 11.Cavaliers: Visit Golden State on Christmas in a holiday rematch of the last three NBA Finals. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to G-League team to practice
Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESIt has been five years since Vernon Macklin played in the Philippines, and for him, a lot has changed.“I would say that the locals developed pretty well. It’s more spread out now,” he said, observing that the level of play in the league has gone up.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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez, Tacloban quickly put PVL debut loss behind Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Despite the disappointing loss, Macklin remains optimistic.“I’m very upbeat. These guys went straight to the Finals and this is our first game. We just gave up a lot of rebounds and second chance points. But we’re still upbeat and we will only get better. We got to watch film and pick each other up,” he said.Magnolia tries to bounce back on Saturday against GlobalPort in Angeles City.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s a lot of good players in each team. The effort is still the same, they play all-out. I could say that the locals are more advanced skills-wise.”With that being said, Macklin challenges himself to be better after Magnolia’s tough 87-89 defeat to Phoenix in its 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think I need to get into better shape,” he said. “Playing in the KBL, I played a certain amount of minutes. Going here, [imports] play 48 minutes, so I gotta get back in shape to help my team down the stretch.”The 31-year-old collected his usual statline of 25 points and 17 rebounds, but the Hotshots still lost after Matthew Wright won it for the Fuel Masters in the waning seconds. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Belingon wants shot at Bibiano’s ONE title Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? WWE doctor Christopher Amann had sued Brooks over comments that he made in a podcast in 2014 in which he criticized WWE doctors for failing to diagnose a lump that was a staph infection. Fellow wrestler Colt Cabana hosted the podcast and also was cleared.Amann claimed he’d never been shown the lump.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBrooks’ lawyer said her client did not lie.Brooks is now an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, and the 39-year-old has a mixed martial arts bout Saturday against Mike Jackson. 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – CM Punk reacts to his loss to Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — Jurors have cleared former World Wrestling Entertainment champ CM Punk of defamation and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit brought by a wrestling doctor.Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, hugged his wife, former WWE star A.J. Lee., as the panel in Chicago delivered its verdict on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Draws that help both teams may become more common 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 Under the ministry’s timetable, the standardized maps will be used at Tokyo Station and seven other main stations in the capital in fiscal 2018, followed by other stations near Olympic venues from fiscal 2019.Station maps indicate the location of ticket counters, elevators, toilets for wheelchair users and other facilities. As well as being installed at stations, maps can also usually be found on the websites of rail and subway operators.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHowever, the designs of the maps differ among operators, which can make it difficult for train users to find their way between a station and adjacent buildings, among other problems.Therefore, the ministry has decided to standardize the maps following the format the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan uses for indoor facility maps, adding information from operators indicating the locations and sizes of elevators, toilets and other station facilities. TOKYO — The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is planning to standardize station maps at train and subway stations in Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The designs of such maps currently vary among railway and subway operators. The ministry intends to make them easier to understand and use for everyone, including tourists from overseas and wheelchair users.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The eight stations that will get the new maps in fiscal 2018 include Tokyo, Otemachi, Ginza and Shinjuku stations. East Japan Railway Co., Tokyo Metro Co., Toei Transportation and other railway and subway operators plan to cooperate.The ministry is considering including expenses for the project in the budgetary request for its fiscal 2019 budget so that maps at stations, especially ones near the Olympic and Paralympic venues, can be replaced ahead of the Games.The ministry will provide smartphone application developers and others with the new maps, which will be treated as open data that can be used for free, in a bid to encourage them to create useful apps that combine the map data with other information, such as service delays, congestion and weather forecasts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments