WON’T FEEL OUT OF PLACE THE Mico University College has strengthened its netball programme for the upcoming season. One of the country’s most talented netballers, national goal shooter Jhanielle Fowler-Reid, has enrolled at that institution for the upcoming academic year. Fowler-Reid who returned to the island recently from the Netball World Cup in Australia will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in guidance and counselling. Fowler-Reid will team up with two members of the team who were in Australia – goal defence Vangelee Williams and centre Nicole Dixon. Assistant coach of the Sunshine Girls, Annette Daley, is the head coach of the Mico University team. Fowler-Reid who plays for Southern Steel in the ANZ Netball Championships in Australia will add vast experience to a Mico team which has been very consistent in intercollegiate netball for the past six years. Fowler-Reid was delighted about the chance to pursue her degree and playing netball at the Mico. “I am more than overjoyed to know that I will be attending this beautiful and great institution to do my degree in guidance and counselling and also knowing that the Mico family has embraced me,” she said. “The Mico institution itself will not be strange to me as I have had several training sessions there and a few of my teammates at the national level are on the Mico team and I won’t feel out of place,” she added. Fowler-Reid will still turn out for the Southern Steel in the ANZ Netball Championship while enrolled at Mico. “When I am overseas I will be able to study online and there are persons both here and overseas who will be willing to help me,” said Fowler-Reid when asked how her overseas engagements will affect her studies at Mico.
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (CMC): Captain Darren Sammy says West Indies were always confident they could defend 162 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, especially drawing on the experience from the final of the Twenty20 World Cup staged at the venue three years ago. The Caribbean side beat Sri Lanka for the first time on the current tour on Wednesday when they pulled off a 23-run victory in the second and final Twenty20 International here. Sammy said the Windies were cognisant of the fact that they beat Sri Lanka here in the T20 World Cup final defending an even smaller total. “The par score [here is] 150, and I think 170 has only ever been chased once,” Sammy told a media conference. “When we played the finals here, we scored 130-something and defended it, so that was a reminder for the guys going on to the field in the second half of the game.” He added: “Like I said, we had a good start [and] we controlled the power-play. They didn’t get off to a flyer. “They didn’t get used to one particular bowler. If you notice, the plan was to give one-over spells for the bowlers, and it worked, and we kept on taking wickets every time they looked like getting a partnership. So that was the key for us.” The victory for West Indies gave them a share of the series after they lost the opening T20 in Kandy by 30 runs on Monday. More important, it was their first win over Sri Lanka on tour and would have served as a boost for flagging morale, especially after having lost every game in the Test and one-day series. “It was good to end the series on a winning note. I think you could see the difference today after playing the first game, which we still thought we could have won, but we were coming from a long break from international cricket, but it shows how quickly we could learn and you could see it was a much more professional effort,” Sammy said. Charles and Fletcher put on 62 for the first wicket, and following a middle order slump, Ramdin struck an unbeaten 34 in a 41-run, fifth-wicket stand with Bravo, who stroked a run-a-ball 31. West Indies failed to find acceleration at the death and finished on 162 for six off their 20 overs, but Sammy said Sri Lanka’s seamers had to be commended for their excellent bowling later on. “They bowled really, really well at the end of the innings, but the work done by Charles and Fletcher at the top gave us that cushion, even if they bowled some good overs. “The key was to bat around Bravo, and I thought he and Ramdin stepped up the pace a little bit, and at the end of the day, 160 was enough to get the job done.”
Managing one of the country’s most successful schoolboy football teams might seem easy but Jamaica College’s (JC) team manager, Ian Forbes, says their past achievements mean nothing coming in to today’s ISSA-FLOW Olivier Shield play-off final against St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS).The ‘dark blues’ of Old Hope Road will be seeking a third Olivier Shield title in the past three years, but Forbes still expects a close battle today.”What has happened before is history; we are dealing with the here and now. We are pretty much fully prepared, just a couple niggling injuries, but we will not get complacent or take STETHS for granted,” Forbes told The Gleaner.Though Forbes’ JC are unbeaten since 2012 in the Olivier Shield, he says there will be no overconfidence or underestimating his rural-based opponents who won the daCosta Cup in 2010, 2013 and this year while dominating the rural area Ben Francis KO competition for six seasons in a row, from 2010 to this year.”I think we can win once we go out and have a good match … we are ready,” Forbes said. “We have been preparing well and we are confident of a win even though they (STETHS) are a good team,” he stressed ahead of today’s rural versus urban match at the Stadium East Field. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m.Wedderburn, STETHS focus on triple … B2
1:15 p.m. W 60m hurdles Pentathlon 1:45 p.m. M 400m heats 2:15 p.m. W high jump pentathlon 2:25 p.m. W 400m heats 3:05 p.m. M 3000m heats 4:20 p.m. M 60m heats 4:25 p.m. W shot put pentathlon 7:15 p.m. W long jump pentathlon 7:35 p.m. W 60m hurdles heats 8 p.m. M 60m semi-final 9:25 p.m. W 400m semi-final 9:45 p.m. M 400m semi-final 10:10 p.m. W 800m pentathlon 10:30 p.m. W 60m hurdles final 10:40 p.m. M 60m final PORTLAND, USA: Outdoor sprint hurdles champion Danielle Williams and former world record holder Asafa Powell – the headliners on this team – will also headline Jamaica’s start of competition at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre today. Powell, the former 100m world record holder, will compete in the men’s 60m at 4:40 p.m. Jamaica time, while Williams lines up in the 60m hurdles a little over an hour later. The men’s 60m also features Kevaughn Rattray and Odean Skeen, while Williams will be the lone flag bearer in the hurdles. New Mexico Highlands University student Salcia Slack opens up competition for the Jamaicans at 1:15 p.m. in the 60m hurdles pentathlon, where she will face competition from the reigning World silver medallist Brianne Thiesen-Eaton of Canada. Slack is recovering from a bout of pneumonia, which she was only diagnosed with a week ago, but said she doesn’t have a physical injury. “I have no major injuries. I heard a lot of things going around that I have different things. There is nothing like that,” she told The Gleaner. Slack will compete in all five events – 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, and 800m – today. The 400m for both male and female will be the next event for local athletes. Ricardo Chambers and Fitzroy Dunkley will compete in the men’s event at 1:45 p.m., while Chris-Ann Gordon, Patricia Hall-Pritchett, and Stephenie-Ann McPherson will be in action in the women’s equivalent immediately after. University of Arkansas student Kemoy Campbell lines up in the men’s 3000m at 3:05 p.m. Team coach Maurice Westney had a few ideas on athletes he thought may medal this weekend. “I am not a great predictor, but it looks as if we will get a few medals; our relay teams, Asafa (Powell), Omar (McLeod) and Kemoy Campbell. I don’t know how he will fit in, but I am looking for something from him,” he told The Gleaner. Technical leader Fitz Coleman was more reserved in his predictions. “I think it puts a bit of price on our heads when we talk about expectations. What we want to know is that they’re physically and mentally ready to compete, and they are,” he said. He added: “The athletes were in pretty good stead. They’re looking forward for competition and were just hoping for competition to start to put our Jamaican stamp on it.” Schedule (Jamaicans)
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round. This was not the close-to-invincible Djokovic that fans were used to seeing at the Australian Open, where he has won a record-equalling six titles, including five in the previous six years. In his earliest loss at a Grand Slam tournament since 2008, Djokovic lost 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 yesterday to No. 117-ranked Denis Istomin, a 30-year-old wild-card entry from Uzbekistan.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Already a star, Neymar went supernova. Displaying his unique creative talent, speed and audacity, Camp Nou witnessed the blossoming of a true team leader on Wednesday. “The best match of my career,” said Neymar, who scored two goals and set up two more as Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the second leg to become the first team to overhaul a 4-0 loss in the Champions League. “If we believe, if we play our way, it is difficult to stop Barca,” the 25-year-old Brazil striker said. “This can happen only once in a lifetime.” Neymar set the tone, simply willing Barcelona to victory when elimination seemed inevitable. Needing three goals to reach the quarter-finals and with the clock ticking toward the 88th minute, Neymar sparked an incredible late surge by scoring from a free kick and a penalty. He then made the pass that Sergi Roberto tapped in for the dramatic winner in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time. JAW DROPPING It was one of the most jaw-dropping sequences ever seen at Camp Nou – or any other ground. “Nobody believed that we could score six goals, and there they are,” Neymar said. “This victory is like winning a final.” Since his transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013, Neymar has helped Barcelona win the Champions League, a pair of Spanish league and Copa del Rey titles, and the Club World Cup. But those achievements came with Neymar acting as a support player to the one-and-only Lionel Messi. That underscores a key detail of Wednesday’s match that is easily overlooked amid the celebrations: Barcelona pulled off this feat without Messi being the best player on the field. Lightning-fast feet Right from kickoff, Neymar bedeviled PSG’s defence with his lightning-fast feet on the left flank. His run into the area resulted in Barcelona’s third goal, converted by Messi from the penalty spot in the 50th after Thomas Meunier stumbled and thrust his shoulder into Neymar as he streaked past. PSG forward Edinson Cavani appeared to snuff out the fight back with his goal a few minutes later. But instead of Messi, it fell to Neymar to conjure up the three goals now needed. And he was up to the task. Neymar’s free kick curled inside the near post of Kevin Trapp’s goal, rekindling the comeback attempt. And when everyone expected Messi to step back up to the penalty spot after Luis Suarez was brought down by Marquinhos, there was Neymar seizing the moment with a second goal. He then delivered the critical pass, a floating forward lob to meet Roberto’s charge into the box. It was Goal No. 6. “No child or adult here at Camp Nou,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said, “will forget this night.”
Vere Technical High’s middle-distance star, Britnie Dixon, will be hoping to add another double to an outstanding Champs career when she competes at next week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.After winning the 800-1500 metres double a year ago in Class Two, Dixon will be competing for the first time in Class One when competition gets under way next Tuesday at the National Stadium.Unlike last season, however, Dixon will be hunting a 1500m-3000m double.Over the years, she has had some keen and close battles with Holmwood Technical’s Chrisanni May, who she defeated twice last year. Dixon stated in a recent interview that despite doing well over the 800 metres, she does not like the event.”I do not like the 800 metres as I lack speed and I am better at the longer races,” she said.NOT MUCH TO RIVALRYDixon downplayed the rivalry between herself and May. The two will only compete against each other in the 1500 metres.”My focus is just to go to the championships and be among the medals and get points for my team,” she said.Dixon also competed in the 3000 metres Open last year and lost to Hydel High’s Monifa Green. The two will meet again in the event this year, and Dixon believes that she will again be one of her top rivals.”In the 1500m, I see Ashani Robb and Kara Grant of Edwin Allen as my main rivals, while in the 3000m, it’s Kayon Green of Edwin Allen and Hydel’s Monifa Green, ” she said.Dixon, who won both the Under-20 1500m and 3000m at the recent Carifta Trials, paid tribute to her parents.”My parents are my biggest motivators as I always want to make them feel proud. I also owe a lot to my coaches and teammates,” she added.
IT’s not often that trainers at Caymanas Park agree on much. However, injured SHE’S A MANEATER’s absence has had Oaks rivals Dwight Chen and Richard Azan singing the same tune 24 hours ahead of the $3m race for fillies only.”It’s an open race. SHE’S A MANEATER is not in the race, so jockeyship will decide. The three horses are on par,” said Chen, whose MARLENE MY LOVE finished fourth three weeks ago in the 1000 Guineas behind SHE’S A MANEATER, BILINGUAL and Richard Azan’s MONEY MAGNET.”I have no idea what I am doing right now,” Chen said when pressed as to which tactic will be employed by jockey Jevvanne Erwin after Dane Nelson rode contrasting races in the Thornbird Stakes and 1000 Guineas – attempting to make all in the first instance then from off the pace next time out, both resulting in fourth-place finishes.Azan, who will not be at the track to saddle MONEY MAGNET, spoke from Florida but appeared to be sharing a hymnal with Chen.”I think everything will depend on how the jockey rides her. Any good horse running in their age group can get the distance,” Azan said of bred-to-sprint MONEY MAGNET’s chances in the 10-furlong race.”The outcome will depend on how the jockeys ride. For example, I haven’t given Shane (Ellis) any instructions. He will ride the horse the way he believes she should ride her,” Azan added.The third horse in the Oaks picture is Anthony Nunes’ BILINGUAL, who loomed large on SHE’S A MANEATER inside the final furlong of the 1000 Guineas but was left standing when the Wayne DaCosta-trained star changed gears and went on to win by four lengths. Of the star trio left in the race, Nunes’ BILINGUAL appears the best stayer, even though MARLENE MY LOVE is a half-sister to MARK MY WORD, one of the greatest distance horses to have graced Caymanas Park.However, similar to Chen, Azan believes SHE’S A MANEATER’s absence has thrown the race open.”The fillies section always had SHE’S A MANEATER as the superior horse. It was never a level playing field,” Azan said of the super filly’s domination of the Thornbird Stakes and 1000 Guineas.-A.W.
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Robbie Herndon. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino lived to fight another day with a gutsy 74-72 victory over Tanduay Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to extend their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals series to a winner-take-all Game 2.With the two teams trading miscues in the final minute, it was the Skippers’ final defensive stand with 5.3 seconds remaining on an inbounding Paul Varilla that made the difference as they forced the former UE guard to turn the ball over.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we believe in, that miracles still happen. Our goal is just to make it to the semis and we’ll figure it out when we get there. The boys just gave it all,” said Banal.Game 2 is on Tuesday, 4 p.m., still at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, with the winner taking on second-seed Cignal HD in the best-of-three semifinals.Jerwin Gaco topped Tanduay with 14 points, five rebounds, and two assists, James Martinez added 13 markers, and Lester Alvarez got 12 points, four boards, and two dimes in the defeat.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 74 – Herndon 16, Alabanza 13, Lopez 8, Iñigo 7, Subido 7, Isip 6, Sargent 6, Gabriel 4, Javelona 4, Marata 3, Javillonar 0.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Knights defend home floor, trump Blazers as Nambatac scores 31 LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Renzo Subido muffed two freebies on the ensuing possession, but Achie Iñigo was there to recover the offensive board, securing the team’s survival for another game.“We knew we’ve been in this situation before. There were three games that we’ve won on the defensive end, and they were able to believe it and we were able to make a stop,” said coach Koy Banal.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’New acquisition Robbie Herndon fired 16 points and 10 rebounds for Marinerong Pilipino, while JR Alabanza got 13 markers and eight boards.John Lopez chipped in eight points and five rebounds, but his biggest contribution came in the last 8.3 seconds when he rejected Varilla’s potential go-ahead drive. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:40Filipinos 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 TANDUAY 72 – Gaco 14, Martinez 13, Alvarez 12, Palma 7, Eguilos 5, Sollano 5, Varilla 5, Santos 4, Tambeling 3, Taganas 2, Villamor 2, Vigil 0.Quarters: 15-19, 34-36, 56-55, 74-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments
View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases PBA IMAGESUntil now, Gio Lasquety still can’t believe that he’s at the helm for Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“It still feels awkward,” he admitted as he became the youngest coach in the developmental league’s eight-year history on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT This D-League stint, however, isn’t limited to just him as Lasquety reiterated that the reason why JRU is here is to begin its buildup for NCAA Season 94.“We’re here in the D-League to gain experience which can help us in the NCAA. We have to learn things in every game we play in,” he said. Teammates with some of these players months back, the 24-year-old was entrusted by coach Vergel Meneses to lead the preparations for the Heavy Bombers in the offseason starting with this stint in the PBA D-League, a unique move given the slim age gap between him and the players.Some, like veterans Paolo Pontejos and Ervin Grospe, are even older than Lasquety, making his job tougher as he tries to gain the respect of the squad as a bench tactician.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 folkBut after calling the shots for JRU for the first time, steering his team to a 96-67 victory over Mila’s Lechon, there’s no question that Lasquety fits right at home.“It feels good to win. It feels better than playing because I’m the one who is guiding them. I’m the one doing the game plan and fielding the players,” he said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It was a convincing win but Lasquety knows that he still has a lot of things to improve on before he can get at the level of some of the game’s elite minds.But that won’t stop him from adding some of his personal spin on this opportunity.“I think I still need to be a little strict so that I can gain their respect more. Of course, there will be time for joking, but when it’s time to work, we have to work,” he said. “We set aside that we’re friends, that we’re teammates before, and focus on our job at hand.”Luckily for Lasquety, he still enjoys some mentorship from Meneses and lead assistant Cholo Villanueva.“Coach Vergel told me to apply whatever I learned from his system. If I see things that I feel can help the team win, I shouldn’t hesitate from doing it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak