The victory by the young West Indians in last week’s Under-19 World Cup is brilliant news. It offers hope that the West Indies has the gumption to organise to win important tournaments in world cricket. It could be a launching pad to a new era of success. However you view the stumping controversy that arose early in the tournament, it must have loaded pressure on the West Indies team and its management. It’s even more reason to tap them all on the back. With Shivnarine Chanderpaul gone and the likelihood of other veterans going in the next few years, the young West Indies could be playing senior international cricket in the near future. Their watchwords must be patience and practise. Both will be needed to hurdle the challenges ahead. The sobering truth is that some young prospects never blossom. In 1995, Obea Moore ran 45.14 seconds for 400 metres to win the Pan-Am Junior title. His form then, at age 16, boosted his Muir High School team to a Penn Relays 4x400m record and vaulted him into the imagination of American track fans. A decade earlier, Richard Bucknor of Calabar held off another US sensation, William Reed of Central High, to secure 4x400m honours at the 1986 Penn Relays. Reed had already run the 400 metres in 45.17 seconds though just 15. Bucknor went on to a noteworthy career as a 110-metre hurdler for Texas A&M University and reached the semi-finals at the 1988 Olympics. By contrast, Reed and Moore faded as they grew older. Neither ever qualified for the US Olympic team. The young West Indians need to work diligently to avoid a similar fate. More than that, those who helped to mastermind their wonderful victory must keep working to groom them. With the cricket classroom of English county cricket long gone, the development of alternative methods of nurturing the region’s young crickets must continue. In this age when the Internet has brought copious knowledge to our fingertips, while also shortening attention spans, this effort must be extended. With a smaller talent pool than Australia, England, India and South Africa, success depends on keeping the champion team and other young West Indies prospects in the game. Late bloomers can jump into the pool of possible selection when the time is right. When the celebrations end, and no one should begrudge the team if it carries them on a bit, we can look to the future with optimism. All stakeholders will have to rally around the West Indies with the needed goodwill, ingenuity, and resources to make Test cricket success a reality again. If the story of these world champion West Indians is to have a happy ending, it’s the only way. – Hubert Lawrence has watched Champs, international cricket, and schoolboy football at Sabina Park.
WESTERN BUREAU: Orville Powell, president of newly crowned Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions, Montego Bay United (MBU) , said he has been stung by the callous way in which ‘The Establishment’ treated his club in the build-up to Sunday’s final against Portmore United, which precipitated what is now regarded as the ‘Respect Protest’. Powell told The Gleaner that the decision taken by MBU was to bring attention and awareness to the careless attitude of some people involved in administering football locally and that of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA). “Our protest was justified and justifiable,” stated Powell. “We thought at the time the best way to bring to the people’s attention what was really going on was to use the biggest stage for local football – the Premier League final – as a staging ground of this protest,” he said. “Now that it was a success based on what people are now saying, I would think we achieved our goal, which was simply to highlight how badly run certain aspects of our football product is,” Powell noted. In protest, MBU turned up for Sunday’s final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex five minutes before the scheduled 4 p.m. kick-off clad in black with white letters on the back of shirts worn by the players spelling ‘RESPECT’, the word spelt with one letter each on the back of the shirts of seven players – when they turned their back to the crowd – who stood in the front line. Then there was another part to the message: ‘IF YOU WANT TO GET IT, YOU MUST GIVE IT.’ For Powell, there could be no bigger stage than the live televised final of the nation’s top league, beamed to some 24 countries. “All my players agreed that that was the way to go. We are all a family at MBU, and we felt more than disrespected by the PLCA among others about how they went about business leading up the final,” stated Powell. He said not being invited to a meeting with the PLCA, at which the date and time of the game was changed necessitated the club taking a stand. “Lest the public forgets, we at MBU started this very same protest two years ago, when we stated the PLCA – and football in general – needed to be managed with transparency. That was only the beginning. “Now, on top of the lack of transparency, among other issues, this club has clearly been to some degree insulted. Matters leading up the final against Portmore only made it worse, so we took the stand we did, and as I said, we are willing to face the consequences of our actions because in all fairness, our actions are about doing the right thing,” Powell said. MBU went on to defeat Portmore 2-1 to claim a second Premier League title in three years, and while delighted with the game’s eventual outcome, Powell declared that the protests will continue until change is made to how football is governed locally. PROTEST NOT NEW
WEATHER: FINE TRACK: GoodLOTTO CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHYRace 1 1300 M (Purse $600,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE JANUARY 281. CLEARLY OURS AChatrie 53.52. REIGN OVER ALL RWilson 55.0 3/4L3. VALLEY OF QUEENS JPatterson3 50.0 1 3/4L4. BURNING MEDIC OWalker 56.0 3/4LDNF PRINCE OSHAUN JErwin 57.0WIN: $201.00PLACE: $119.00, $92.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:22.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.4, 1:14.0,Winner : 6yo b mare – STORM CRAFT out of HEAR ME CLEARLY by REPRICEDTrainer : MATHIE,ROWAN R Owner : DSTL & ASSOCIATESBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQuinella : (3,8) $395.00 Exacta : (8-3) $1,031.00Superfecta : (8-3-5-4) $5,426.00LOTTO ‘MULTIPLIER’ TROPHYRace 2 1820 M (Purse $580,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. ABOVE THE RADAR AChatrie 54.02. MR. ROMANTIC DDawkins3 51.0 2 3/4L3. *BATIDOR DE MUNDO RHalledeen 54.0 3/4L4. PLAY STATION RStewart 52.0 6LLate Scratch CHEERS BebHarvey3 54.0WIN: 199.00Final Time : 2:01.0 Splits : 28.1, 53.1, 1:18.1, 1:46.3Winner : 7yo ch horse – TRACKING out of SUZIE’S GIFT by THE MEDICTrainer : WILLIAMS,VICTOR G Owner : SYLVESTER SUBERANBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (1,4) $417.00 Exacta : (4-1) $1,095.00D/E : (8-4) $488.00Trifecta : (4-1-5) $325.00LOTTO JUVENILE STAKESRace 3 600 M (S) (Purse $1,000,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. *VERY CLASSIC SEllis 53.52. LADY FAYE AChatrie 52.5 1 1/4L3. PRINCESS BRIANNA LMiller 52.5 6 1/2L4. EL GATO CBudhai 54.0 1 3/4LWIN: $67.00Final Time : 0:35.3 Splits : 23.1, , ,Winner : 2yo gr filly – WESTERN CLASSIC out of VERITY by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : CAYMANAS ESTATES LTD.Bred by CAYMANAS ESTATES LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $76.00 Exacta : (2-3) $103.00D/E : (4-2) $300.00Trifecta : (2-3-1) $29.00Rolling Triple : (8-4-2) $990.00LOTTO ‘DASH’ TROPHYRace 4 1400 M (Purse $610,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. *OUR CREATION OEdwards3 53.02. FLYING MIRACLE BebHarvey3 52.0 1/2L3. JESSIE JAMES LSteadman2 53.5 3 3/4L4. JUNIOR DON AChatrie 54.0 3 3/4LWIN: $127.00PLACE: $76.00, $77.00, $153.00Final Time : 1:28.1 Splits : 24.3, 47.0, 1:12.3,Winner : 7yo gr horse – HE’STHEREALTHING out of IBELIEVEITSOURS by OUR EMBLEMTrainer : GRAHAM,NEIVE E Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by TREVOR BROWNQuinella : (5,7) $203.00 Exacta : (7-5) $345.00D/E : (2-7) $204.00Superfecta : (7-5-2-10) $6,763.00Rolling Triple : (4-2-7) $1,229.00LOTTO ‘MILLIONAIRE’ TROPHYRace 5 1200 M (Purse $580,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LAGUNA POINT OWalker 53.02. GOLD SCREW WHenry 56.0 1/2L3. MR. MARLEY RLunan 53.0 1 1/4L4. ARIZONA GOLD BebHarvey3 51.5 Neck5. ANGEL STAR AndrePowell4 51.5 NeckLate scratch : #9 KIMBERLY GOLDWIN: $708.00PLACE: $177.00, $90.00, $138.00Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 4yo dk b/br filly – STORM CRAFT out of YAHABIBI by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : PIERRE,CHRISTOPHER C Owner : DEE GEE RACINGBred by DAVID LEE SINQuinella : (1,6) $571.00 Exacta : (6-1) $2,096.00D/E : (7-6) $1,539.00Trifecta : (6-1-5) $4,836.00Hi-5 : (6-1-5-12-2) $151,880.50Rolling Triple : (2-7-6) $4,038.00LOTTO ‘CHALLENGE’ TROPHYRace 6 1700 M (Purse $818,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)1. WONDER GIRL RHalledeen 54.02. LUCKY NINE OEdwards3 53.0 3 1/2L3. *RUBY ROSE SEllis 54.0 7L4. MAJOR FORCE RMcNaughton 52.5 2L5. GUAVA GROUND AChatrie 55.0 HeadWIN: $143.00PLACE: $63.00, $99.00, $60.00Final Time : 1:47.4 Splits : 24.0, 47.1, 1:12.4, 1:40.0Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT out of KAREN’S SUPER STAR by MONTBROOKTrainer : PARSARD,HARRY Owner : P. J. K TEAMBred by PARSARD, KAREN ALICIAQuinella : (8,10) $735.00 Exacta : (10-8) $1,002.00D/E : (6-10) $2,756.00Trifecta : (10-8-4) $394.00Hi-5 : (10-8-4-5-6) $3,351.50Rolling Triple : (7-6-10) $15,255.00Super-6 : (8-4-2-7-6-10) $74,772.30LOTTO SPRINT TROPHYRace 7 1100 M (Purse $1,500,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. *POKER STAR OWalker 57.02. CAMPESINO OMullings 52.0 1 1/4L3. DWAYNE STAR WHenry 50.5 3/4L4. FRANFIELD BebHarvey3 52.0 5LWIN: $73.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:04.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.1, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – LIQUIDITY out of BUYABOOK by TAKE ME OUTTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ALEXANDER HABERBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (4,5) $95.00 Exacta : (4-5) $155.00D/E : (10-4) $225.00Trifecta : (4-5-6) $64.00Rolling Triple : (6-10-4) $4,304.00LOTTO ‘CHALLENGE’ TROPHYRace 8 1700 M (Purse $818,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)1. RED PARROT AndrePowell4 52.02. BOUNCE JErwin 53.0 3/4L3. RAJPUT RAJA LSteadman2 53.5 1/2L4. MR. LYNDHURST RWilson 55.0 2 1/2L5. *PIANO MAN ISpence 53.0 4L6. VERA CRUZ SEllis 53.5 3 1/2LLate scratch : #11 LEEKOUTWIN: $178.00PLACE: $70.00, $240.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:48.3 Splits : 24.2, 48.1, 1:14.0, 1:41.0Winner : 3yo colt – MIRACLE MAN out of LADY NOORIE byTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by JAGHAI O.D., J.P., HENRY WILLIAMQuinella : (4,10) $2,486.00 Exacta : (10-4) $5,488.00D/E : (4-10) $207.00Trifecta : (10-4-2) $3,399.00Hit-6 : (10-4-2-12-8-) $77,217.00Rolling Triple : (10-4-10) $779.00Pick-4 : (6-10-4-10) $11,480.00LOTTO ‘RUSH’ TROPHYRace 9 1300 M (Purse $868,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. *SORRENTINO’S STAR OMullings 50.02. PINELOPE SEllis 53.5 3 1/4L3. BIRD CATCHER OEdwards3 50.0 5L4. MISTER BONES RWilson 53.0 2 1/2L5. IAN LINKS JPatterson3 48.5 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #1 MEGATRONWIN: $102.00PLACE: $71.00, $99.00, $91.00Final Time : 1:19.0 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:11.3,Winner : 3yo b filly – SORRENTINO out of SANTA BABY by TOUCH GOLDTrainer : FEANNY,PHILIP M Owner : PARKLAND STABLESBred by ROBERT S. DABDOUBQuinella : (2,9) $466.00 Exacta : (2-9) $1,039.00D/E : (10-2) $257.00 (10-1) $87.00Trifecta : (2-9-6) $408.00Hi-5 : (2-9-6-7-3) $3,972.00Rolling Triple : (4-10-2) $495.00PlacePot 8 : (1,4-2,3-5,7-1,6-8,10-4,5) $3,676.00LOTTO ‘DREAM’ TROPHYRace 10 1400 M (Purse $610,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. *STORMING WHenry 53.02. PROLIFIC PRINCESS OWalker 53.5 5 1/2L3. SUPERTRONICS OScott4 52.0 3/4L4. WELL BLESSED JErwin 54.0 5L5. COMPUTERIZE BebHarvey3 53.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $159.00PLACE: $93.00, $95.00, $229.00Final Time : 1:26.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.4, 1:12.2,Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT out of PSYCHE by SCHISMTrainer : GRAHAM,NEIVE E Owner : MODERN CONNECTIONBred by ASTON MARSH (DR.)Quinella : (6,8) $198.00 Exacta : (6-8) $718.00D/E : (2-6) $316.00Trifecta : (6-8-3) $1,619.00Hi-5 : (6-8-3-10-1) $8,749.00Rolling Triple : (10-2-6) $968.00LOTTO CLASSICRace 11 2000 M (Purse $3,000,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY(FOR THE GOVERNOR’S CUP)1. BIGDADDYKOOL LSteadman2 53.52. JAMAI RAJA RHalledeen 53.0 3/4L3. *ORPHEUS SEllis 56.0 3/4L4. WILL IN CHARGE WHenry 53.0 8L5. MR. DOITBETTA HPottinger3 53.0 3/4LDNF CHACE THE GREAT JErwin 57.0WIN: $276.00PLACE: $77.00, $140.00, $71.00Final Time : 2:07.2 Splits : 24.3, 50.2, 1:14.3, 1:39.4Winner : 3yo b colt – SORRENTINO out of BEWARE BABY by FRIENDLY LOVERTrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (4,11) $1,529.00 Exacta : (11-4) $2,674.00D/E : (6-11) $2,341.00Trifecta : (11-4-12) $1,657.00Hi-5 : (11-4-12-3-8) $29,766.00Rolling Triple : (2-6-11) $3,665.00LOTTO ‘ENCOUNTER’ TROPHYRace 12 1400 M (Purse $830,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. HOUDINI’S MAGIC SEllis 53.02. GOLDEN BULLET HPottinger3 49.0 21/2L3. ANOTHER BULLET RMcNaughton 51.5 Neck4. BRAWN AChatrie 57.0 Head5. BERRANCA WHenry 50.0 13/4LDNF ALL CORRECT BebHarvey3 52.0UNPL DRIPPING IN GOLD JInnis3 49.0WIN: $239.00PLACE: $111.00, $403.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:25.2 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:11.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – PERFORMING MAGIC out of MILESTONE by VANADIUMTrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : DERRICK H BRANDTBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Quinella : (10,12) $10,524.00 Exacta : (12-10) $13,894.00D/E : (11-12) $1,824.00Trifecta : (12-10-14) $24,450.00Hi-5 carry-over : $81,298.75Rolling Triple : (6-11-12) $10,002.00Pick-4 : (1,2-6-11-12) $11,160.00Super-6 : (4-10-1,2-6-11-12) $11,796.10Pick-9 : (7-6-10-4-10-1,2-6-11-12) $9,882.50 (7-6-10-4-10-1,2-6-11-12) $233.00 Carry-over : $1,219,588.20.
Ask anybody, anyone in their senior years, when were the golden days of table tennis in Jamaica, and without batting an eyelid, he or she will answer, the 1950s through to the 1980s. Those were the days of clubs like Cambridge, YMCA, Rainbow, Silver Slipper, Atomic Aces, Wilfost Aces, T’View, Hylton’s, JCYA, and Oliver’s Decorating. They were also the days of the many small clubs and church halls like Lyndhurst Methodist Church and St Matthews Anglican Church, and the York Park Fire Station, where the game used to be played regularly and religiously. Those were the days when players like Willie Estwick, Bunny McLean and Danny O’Connor, Fuarnado Roberts, Glen Mitchell, Leo Davis, Jeff Lewis, Jasper Adams, Cupidon Murray, Sammy Wright, Maurice Foster, Dave Foster, Joy Foster, Monica DeSouza, Ronnie Wills, Orville Haslam, Anita Belnavis, Ingrid Mangatal, Sandra Riettie, Roberto Byles, Stephen Hylton, Richard Stephenson and Michael Tenn used to wield their racquets. Those were the days when boys used to walk around with racquets in the back pockets and when it was five points to a set of serves, 21 points for a game, and three or five games for a match, and during those games, whenever the score reached anywhere from 15-15, or 16-16, or 17-17, or 18-18, or 19-19, it was time for “war”. In Jamaica, and in the Caribbean also, players like Roberts, Davis, Mitchell, Maurice Foster, Dave Foster, Haslam, Hylton, Joy Foster, DeSouza, and Belnavis were kings and queens, and in the Caribbean, Jamaica was tops for many, many years; many times in long, unbroken sequences. And, especially in the men’s section, Jamaica’s dominance was usually comfortable, as easy as, in those days of Swaything Cup, of 9-0 scorelines for almost all contenders. Those were the days also when Roberts once defeated former world champion Richard Bergman in a one-game ‘friendly’, and later on, those were the days of a trip by the national team to China, those were the days of a visit of a team from faraway China, of the Lovebird Table Tennis Tournament, which, year after year, brought many international stars, including a world champion like Stellan Bengtsson, to play here, and those were the days when the “nationals” were played year after year at the National Arena for four days each time, and before good crowds. Those were also the days of monthly tournaments; tournaments like the Keith Alberga Tournament and the Memorial tournament for seniors, the Scotiabank and the Jamaica National tournaments for juniors of three age groups, club tournaments for divisions one, two, and three, and, for a short time, a women’s league, and also including, for a time, the Super League Tournament, which was designed for men, women, and boys. There was also a business house tournament, for men and women played once per week, on every Thursday evening. Those were the days when DeSouza lost to the world champion Hu Yu Lan in the Round of 16 at the Asian African Latin American Friendship Tournament in China in 1973, and when Haslam defeated Trevor Taylor, the Commonwealth champion from England, during the ‘Lovebird’ of 1975. Table tennis was marked by four healthy periods in those days – the days of Roberts, the Fosters and company; Haslam, DeSouza and company, Stephenson, Tenn, Belnavis and company; and the days of Byles, Coin McNeish, Hylton, David Marshalleck, Managtal, Riettie and company. There were also the days of the promising juniors like Terrence Matthews, Ludlow Bailey, Michael Hyatt, Julie Armstrong, Sharon Becca, and Sophia Virgo. Those were the days up to the late 1980s, however. Since then, since the 1990s or so, table tennis, but for one or two occasions, and but for the one or two players like national champions Simon Tomlinson and Yvonne Foster, table tennis in Jamaica has returned almost to the days of “ping pong”. Fortunately, however, there is now a flicker of hope of a national resurrection. Once again, Jamaica has been playing the game around the country. It has procured the services of a qualified coach from a recognised table tennis country, and a country with a rich history. The hope is that Satoshi Takashima, the recently arrived Japanese coach and former Japanese national player, will contribute to Jamaica’s new approach towards building a love for the game and its climb, not only back to the days of old, but beyond, probably way beyond its previous accomplishments. Table tennis was once a big sport in this country, and it can be big again, if not as big, despite its disadvantage in the money stakes. President Godfrey Lothian is obviously not a very popular man in the fraternity, but he is attempting to spread the sport all over the country once again. He has got a coach who is now in place, he is moving the sport, and whether any one likes him, whether he played the game, he is now running the sport, and from most accounts, he is now doing well. Table tennis needed a breath of fresh air. It needed a man like Baz Freckleton despite his few weaknesses, other men like Keith Alberga, Roy Hylton, and Ken McLachlan, men who devoted their time to it, and it needed it a long time ago. It has now got some of what it wanted, it has now got a working president instead of a playing president and it has now got what it needed, a Japanese who is supposed to know the game inside and outside and one who can guide the development of Jamaica’s players. Jamaica may not, for now, produce world champions like Japan’s Ogimura, Tanaka, Hasegawa, and Itoh, Matsuzaki, Fukatsu, Morisawa, and Kowada, or rise to be world champions, but with a little luck, Jamaica may once again produce some players like Haslam and Roberts, Joy Foster and DeSouza, or even better, and rise to the top of Caribbean table tennis. MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS
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We’ve got to realize that we’re a targeted team.”The Suns closed their deficit to 12 by the end of the second quarter, cut it to five early in the third, surged ahead during a 21-10 run that stretched into the fourth, and then rode Warren in the final stages.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Simmons, Embiid dominate in 76ers’ win over Hawks Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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He followed with baseline 3 made to make it a four-point game and a jumper to make it 116-110 with 1:29 left.“It was me just cutting the basket and getting open layups.” said Warren. “Just me being T.J.”COULD’VE FOOLED USTriano suggested it’s been a steep curve to re-learn the NBA head coaching role. He also took the helm of the Toronto Raptors from 2008-2011.“It’s a little hectic, a little bit different,” Triano said before the game. “I like basketball. I don’t like doing this (interviewing) stuff, the meetings with GMs, and agents and players. I love the Xs and Os.”ACTIVE, BUT NOTThe Wizards activated Morris (sports hernia) for the first time this season in order to serve a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during a scuffle Friday night. He is expected to make his season debut against Cleveland on Friday night.TIP-INSSuns: C Alex Len received a flagrant 1 for his foul on Jason Smith during the second quarter. He fouled out with 2:58 to play. … Despite playing on the road, Phoenix led 38-30 in free throw opportunities.Wizards: With Porter out, F Jason Smith made his second start for Washington. … Wall received his first technical foul of the season for his reaction following a made layup in the second quarter. He was tied for second in the NBA last season with 15. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren (12) blocks Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13). APWASHINGTON — There’s a renewed belief around the Phoenix Suns. It’s no wonder why, the way T.J. Warren is playing.Warren scored 28 of his career-high 40 points in the second half to continue a strong road trip, and the Suns overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 122-116 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States’ Aly Raisman rests between apparatus’ during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.ADVERTISEMENT ‘He took advantage of so many people’s trust’The 23-year-old Raisman has been highly critical of USA Gymnastics in recent months, calling for leadership change at the top of the organization while advocating for athlete’s rights.Nassar began working with USA Gymnastics as an athletic trainer in 1986 and became the national team doctor in 1996. He stepped down in 2014 but remained on staff before being fired in 2015.“These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying ‘I need help, I want therapy. I need this,’” Raisman said in an interview with The Associated Press and USA Today in August during the 2017 national championships.Raisman declined to get into specifics at that time about whether she was abused by Nassar but painted a vivid picture of how Nassar’s behavior went unchecked.ADVERTISEMENT USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday it hired Kerry Perry as the organization’s new president and CEO. Perry starts Dec. 1. NVGRELATED STORIES:US gymnastics gold medalist reveals abuse by team doctorUS Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child porn chargesSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “I think that, you just want, you want to trust people and that he was just a disgusting person, he took advantage of so many people’s trust,” Raisman said. “And I think, it just disgusts me he was a doctor. It’s crazy. Because when a doctor says something you want to believe him and it’s just awful.”Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, filed a lawsuit against Nassar in California in September 2016. She says Nassar touched her inappropriately while disguising the abuse as treatment. Dantzscher initially filed as “Jane Doe” but came forward publicly to “60 Minutes” in February.USA Gymnastics adopts SafeSport PolicyUSA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar and reporting by the Indianapolis Star in August 2016 that highlighted chronic mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.In June, the gymnastics board adopted the new USA Gymnastics SafeSport Policy that replaced the previous policy. Key updates include mandatory reporting, defining six types of misconduct, setting standards to prohibit grooming behavior, preventing inappropriate interaction and establishing accountability.In July, the organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted several recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review. USA Gymnastics now has the power to withhold membership from clubs that decline to report claims of abuse.Clubs are now “required to report child abuse or neglect, including sexual misconduct, to proper authorities, including the U.S. Center for SafeSport and law enforcement authorities.”The organization has taken some steps to provide more oversight and safety to its national team gymnasts.Team members who fly into Houston for training camps must be escorted to the camp with at least two other people to avoid any one-on-one interaction. Underage female gymnasts with male coaches who are picked to compete internationally must now travel with a credentialed female chaperone. One-on-one visits by medical staff are prohibited at cabins the athletes use during overnight stays at the national training center. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning teams, details the abuse in her book “Fierce,” which will be released on Tuesday. Raisman’s interview with “60 Minutes” will air Sunday night.Raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was sexually abused by Nassar. McKayla Maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 Games as Raisman’s teammate, said last month she was molested for years by Nassar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNassar also is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging sexual abuse. Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation.USA Gymnastics said in a statement Friday that Raisman sharing her personal experience took “great courage” and it is “appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused.” LATEST STORIES Krizziah Tabora wins 53rd Bowling World Cup championships Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale day after benching Gasol Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leonard missed all preseason with a thigh injury that Popovich said was similar to Parker’s.Popovich was not as definitive about when Leonard would return, joking that he would confer with team doctors rather than “Dr. Parker.”“He’s getting very close,” Popovich said. “Making progress. He’s having contact now. Hopefully we’ll get him back shortly.”The Spurs have the third best record in the West (12-7) despite being without Leonard and Parker.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives past Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker is back for the San Antonio Spurs, and the veteran guard expects teammate Kawhi Leonard to return in “two or three weeks” from a quadriceps injury that’s kept him out all season.Leonard has been practicing with Parker and retired San Antonio forwards Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner as part of his rehabilitation from right quadriceps tendinopathy.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I still think he’s a couple of weeks away,” Parker said of Leonard. “He was looking good the last two or three practices he practiced with me.”Parker will start at point guard in his season debut Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured quadriceps tendon. He will play limited minutes, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, but there was no exact figure.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneLeonard worked out Monday after the team’s morning shootaround, a rare public sighting of him on the court.The two-time Defensive Player of the Year missed the last three games of last season’s Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors after re-aggravating a sprained left ankle, but said he recovered from the injury shortly after San Antonio’s season ended. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
RELATED STORIES:Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty pleaRooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s win over Swansea Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Read Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours On Sept. 1, the former Manchester United captain was caught drinking and driving in Cheshire when police stopped him after noticing a rear light wasn’t on.His roadside breath test at a police station showed that he had 104 micrograms per 100 milliliters of breath. In England and Wales, the legal limit is 35 micrograms.He was driving 29-year-old Laura Simpson’s car after they left a bar together. The two had left in a taxi and Rooney then drove Simpson’s VW Beetle after.Simpson said Rooney’s wife, Coleen, confronted her over the phone about the incident.“She seemed unhappy with the fact that we had left a nightclub in a cab together to go to my car. She did say both of us were at fault for getting in the taxi and that we shouldn’t have done that,” she told The Sun on Sunday. Niña V. Guno /raADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Image: Facebook/EvertonWayne Rooney is halfway through serving 100 hours of unpaid work after being caught driving three times above the speed limit in September, reports BBC.Apart from community service, The Everton F.C. striker’s penalty includes a driving ban for two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina He is performing unpaid work at a garden center for adults with learning difficulties.Rooney said of the experience, “Honestly, I’m really enjoying it, working with these people, and I think it’s a place now where I’ll certainly keep in touch with when obviously my hours are over.”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 folkHe said the staff made him “feel really welcome.”“We actually don’t even talk about football in there. It’s a refreshing place to go and it’s relaxing,” he shared. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Guiao wary of ‘dangerous’ Kia LATEST STORIES
LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UAAP volleyball: FEU holds off UP, joins Ateneo at fourth Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rommel Abella emerged a winner in his head coaching debut in the Philippine Superliga, but the multi-titled mentor was not overly satisfied with how his new team Foton performed to open the 2018 season.The Tornadoes turned back the Generika-Ayala Life Savers, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, but Abella wants to more from his team in the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT “If I’m going to rate our performance earlier, we’re just 60 to 70 percent. Like I said, hopefully, we improve on our mistakes,” he said on Saturday at the start of the Grand Prix tournament at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Tornadoes leaned on their hard-hitting trio of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, who combined for 46 points.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 folkKranda, a former Michigan State University star in the US NCAA, scored a game-high 21 points in her professional debut while Manabat and Canadian import Wendel had 14 and 11 points, respectively.Abella is pleased to see Manabat back in action after suffering an ACL injury last conference, but expects more from his imports particularly on the offensive end in the coming games. MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments “Actually, we’re expecting a little more. But since it’s only their first game here in the Philippines, their performance is acceptable, but hopefully, they can provide us with more offensive power in our next game.” UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings