BEIJING, China:American Justin Gatlin said he ‘gave the race away’ after losing to Usain Bolt in the final of the men’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday.Gatlin has gone the better part of two years unbeaten, and was considered by many to be the favourite for the title 100m title.However, the American had to settle for silver after Bolt chased him down, caught him and then beat him to the line in a time of 9.79 seconds, with Gatlin clocking 9.80. Trayvon Bromell and Andre De Grasse shared third place after both were timed at 9.92.”At the end of the day, I guess I can say I gave the race away at the last five metres. The momentum, I was leaning forward and I stumbled going across the finish line, but I’m happy to be in the race, happy it came so close, and happy to represent my country,” said Gatlin, who remains the fastest man in the world this year, with a time of 9.74.Gatlin, who lost his form towards the back end of the race as Bolt caught up to him, dismissed suggestions that this was due to the pressure being applied by Bolt, pressure he has barely seen during his spell of dominance.”Pressure? No. I have had pressure since 2011, so it’s not the pressure. It’s just to come and run, and the last five metres; it wasn’t my day today,” he said.”He’s a gamer. He’s a showman, and everyone who steps on the line has to go against him with their A-game.”I love to run. I love to compete. Win or lose, it was a great race against a great guy, and that’s all that matters at the end of the day running against great opponents and representing my country,” added Gatlin.
MAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, SAGNA, KOMPANY, MANGALA, KOLAROV, NAVAS, FERNANDINHO, TOURE, STERLING, SILVA, AGUEROWATFORD (4-2-3-1)DEENEY, JURADO, IGHALO, ANYA,BEHRAMI, CAPOUE,HOLEBAS, CATHCART, PRODL, NYOM, GOMESManchester City are bidding to set a new club record 10th win in a row against Watford after securing a third straight victory of the season at Everton last Sunday.That was the club’s ninth successive three points following on from their six wins at the end of last season, equalling a record of top-flight wins set in 1912.City last lost on April 12, at Manchester United, and were last beaten at the Etihad Stadium on January 18, by Arsenal.Watford, by contrast, are also unbeaten but are the only team in the Premier League to have drawn all three games. In Sunday’s goalless draw with Southampton, they failed to have a shot on target, with 13 attempts either blocked or off target.They have visited Manchester City just six times previously in the league, drawing one and winning two, most recently in April 1987. In their only previous Premier League visit, in December 2006, they drew 0-0.Since then, Watford have returned twice in the FA Cup, losing both and conceding seven goals.City will miss Pablo Zabaleta for up to a month with a serious knee injury while Watford are without Lloyd Doyley and Joel Ekstrand.
NECK INJURY Former champions Charlie Smith High will be on the hunt for goals when they face lowly Mona High in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup Group D football match at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town today, starting at 3:30 p.m. Charlie Smith have nine points, the same as Waterford High and Holy Trinity High in the group. However, Waterford enjoy a better goal difference ahead of Holy Trinity and Charlie Smith. Mona and Clan Carthy High are in fourth and fifth place, respectively, on one point apiece. With the return games in the preliminary stage set to begin today, Jerome Waite, head coach of Charlie Smith, says the group is competitive for the top spot, so winning the game against Mona by a wide margin is important. “First and foremost, the players have to dig themselves out of the situation. Waterford and Holy Trinity are good teams and that makes the group competitive,” Waite told The Gleaner yesterday. “I’m expecting the team to score (many) goals tomorrow (today) as we are currently in third position on goal difference,” he explained. “The Mona team is out of contention, but we can’t take them lightly. We have to go out there in a positive mindset,” Waite added. Charlie Smith will be without first-choice goalkeeper Shamarlee Clayton, who is out for about three weeks because of a neck injury sustained in the team’s 2-0 loss to Holy Trinity last Tuesday. In that game, Clayton was knocked down by a Holy Trinity player. Also, Kemar James was injured in the same game. “It will be a loss as the goalie (Clayton) is very competent. He will be replaced by DeAndre Hutchinson. It is a touch-and-go situation with Kemar James. I’m not sure if he will play,” Waite disclosed. McCauley McIntosh, Mona’s sportsmaster, says the spirit in the team is not high, following three losses and a draw in the first round. “Some of the players (have) lost the spirit of winning, especially the senior ones. The team is in turmoil,” McIntosh disclosed ahead of today’s match. “However, the team gave Charlie a good fight in the first game and promised to also give it their all against them again. I’m expecting another tough game,” he added. In the other Group E game of high interest, joint leaders Waterford and Holy Trinity are engaged in a crucial clash. Waterford edged Holy Trinity 1-0 in the first game two weeks ago. In a Group A encounter, Excelsior High are expected to again get the better of Tarrant High. In the first game, Excelsior drubbed Tarrant 4-0 at Excelsior two weeks ago. Today’s games Tarrant High vs Excelsior High Greater Portmore High vs Tivoli Gardens High Eltham High vs STATHS Holy Trinity vs Waterford Charlie Smith High vs Mona High (Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.)
MANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and was fortunate to avoid a red card in an incident-filled 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth yesterday, the latest English Premier League setback at Old Trafford for JosÈ Mourinho’s team.A week after winning the League Cup for United with a double against Southampton at Wembley Stadium, Ibrahimovic endured a frustrating return to league action by seeing his 72nd-minute penalty clawed away by Artur Boruc.Ibrahimovic was involved in many of the flashpoints in a thrilling game, notably when he elbowed Tyrone Mings in the head moments after the defender appeared to tread on the face of Ibrahimovic late in the first half. The referee missed both incidents and the players could face retrospective action by the English Football Association.”I jump up and jump high and he jumps into my elbow,” Ibrahimovic said of the incident with Mings, who denied he intended to hurt Ibrahimovic with his apparent stamp.As part of the same incident, Andrew Surman was sent off for collecting a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic in an angry reaction to the striker’s challenge on Mings.ROJO’S FIRST GOALEarlier, Marcos Rojo’s first league goal was cancelled out by former United player Josh King’s penalty after Phil Jones fouled Marc Pugh. That was Bournemouth’s only shot on target.It was a 10th league draw of the season for United, who were seeking a victory to climb from sixth place – the position where Mourinho’s team has been for the past few months as it recovers from a poor start to the campaign.”What happened was that we played phenomenal in the first half and should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0, then it ended up 1-1,” Mourinho said.Other results: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1; Leicester 3 Hull City 1; Stoke City 2 Middlesbrough 0; Swansea 3 Burnley 2; Watford 3 Southampton 4; West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2.
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): West Indies selectors have kept faith with the same squad of 13 for the decisive third and final Test of the current series against Pakistan, starting on Wednesday at Windsor Park here. Buoyed by the side’s stunning 107-run victory in the second Test which ended last Thursday at Kensington Oval in Barbados, the selection panel will choose from the same group of players that have served throughout the three-Test series, which is currently level at 1-1. Courtney Browne and his fellow selectors will, however, face some key decisions ahead of the crucial match that West Indies will be aiming to win to claim their first Test series victory in four years and over a side ranked higher for the first time in eight years. GREATER STABILITY They will have to decide if to offer a reprieve to the inexperienced, left-handed Guyanese middle-order duo of Shimron Hetmyer and Vishaul Singh, instead of going for greater stability in the more experienced Jamaican, Jermaine Blackwood. Though they have promised much, Hetmyer has had scores of 11, 20, 1 and 22, and Singh, 9, 9, 3 and 32, hardly reassuring figures, but they have given brief glimpses of what they may be able to accomplish given more opportunities. The 25-year-old Blackwood has played 22 Tests, gathering 1,128 runs at an average of 31.33, not overpowering stats, but in a side light on experience, he could offer a bit more of a competitive edge. The selectors will also have to consider if the current bowling combination will be effective enough, especially if the Windsor Park pitch is typically unyielding. Though they bowled the team to victory in Bridgetown, skipper Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Devendra Bishoo would crave a little more help from Miguel Cummins, particularly if the local ground staff fails again to cooperate. This, too, may impact on the batting of the side, meaning leaving out one of the batsmen to play five bowlers and asking Holder to shoulder more responsibility with the willow. Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Vishaul Singh
Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains on cloud nine after demolishing Conor McGregor last month and walking away from boxing undefeated in 50 fights.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson EAC sends Mapua reeling to 11th loss End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Break new ground The ever-brash defensive tactician recently was part of one of the most bizarre interviews ever, talking to a mustachioed puppet for YouTube’s “Awkward Puppets” segment.Speaking to “Diego” just outside his personally owned strip club Girl Collection, Mayweather bared how he enjoys the company of multiple women in his life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“How many women I have? Probably about seven deep. Lucky seven,” he boasted. “We go out to eat, some of us travel together. Having one is too close to having none.”“Money” also candidly revealed his disdain for monogamy, when the puppet asked him for marriage advise. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ LATEST STORIES Winning start “Get f**kin’ divorced! You get f**kin’ divorced. You bring your wife here,” the 40-year-old retired fighter said, referring to the strip club. “And you tell her it’s your favorite place to come.”Aside from publicly admitting his philandering ways, Mayweather once again reminded everyone how wealthy he is, claiming to have around $200-300 million in his bank accounts.He even casually handed $100 dollars to the puppet, reimbursing him for the Conor McGregor fight.Check out the full interview above. /raADVERTISEMENT View comments
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA stars Beau Belga and Rodney Brondial made surprise visits to three barangays around Metro Manila as part of the league’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Even without Williams, Aussie Open women’s field still tough Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Marcial said the PBA visits, dubbed “PBA Homecourt,” will be held every other Thursday or on Saturdays when there is no scheduled out of town game and it will all be unannounced.“It’s better when you surprise the fans,” Marcial said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Belga, Brondial and PBA legend Benjie Paras, who volunteered for the event, made rounds in basketball courts at Barangay Marilag, Project 4, in Quezon City and Barangays Jesus dela Peña and Tañong in Marikina with the help of league officials and staff led by Officer-In-Charge Willie Marcial.Under Marcial’s initiative, players can pay off minor fines with community work.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 folk“It’s a great feeling making the fans, especially the kids, happy,” said Belga, who was game in taking selfies and signing autographs.Belga, the Rain or Shine veteran, and Brondial, the Magnolia big man, were fined by the Commissioner’s Office for their various infractions before the holiday break. 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson That was part of 10 straight points for Irving before finding Brown for a layup that made it 105-103 with 2:32 left in overtime.Brown stretched the lead to five when he hit a contested baseline 3-pointer less than a minute later, and the Wizards missed their last five shots.TIP-INSCeltics: Signed and activated free agent C Greg Monroe, but did not make a trade at the NBA trade deadline. … Coach Brad Stevens wasn’t surprised. “It was probably the least amount of time that I was paying attention to it or on the phone over these days in five years,” he said. … Monroe was one of three Celtics players to receive a technical foul in separate incidents, along with F Marcus Morris and G Terry RozierWizards: Traded G/F Sheldon Mac to the Atlanta Hawks for a 2019 second-round pick in a move coach Scott Brooks said gave Washington the flexibility to sign one or two players. “We’re definitely looking,” Brooks said. … Mac (torn Achilles), who was then waived by Atlanta, has not played this season. … F Kelly Oubre received a technical foul in the fourth quarter.NOT TAKING THE BAITAlthough the Wizards won their first five games after losing G John Wall to knee surgery, Brooks denied the notion his absence has been a positive.“He knows how I feel about him,” Brooks said. “He knows how the organization, his teammates feel about him. And for anyone to think that we’re not better with John, that’s for clickbait.”ALMOST LOUISIANA’S MONROEAfter reaching a buyout agreement with Phoenix, Louisiana native Monroe said he also considered signing with the New Orleans Pelicans after they lost C DeMarcus Cousins to a torn Achilles in January. “They obviously had a need there at my position,” Monroe said. “It’s home for me. So it was definitely a tough decision. But it was hard to resist here.”UP NEXTCeltics: Play Indiana on Friday night in the first of three at home.Wizards: Begin a three-game road stint Saturday night at Chicago. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “Every game for us is a learning experience, and it’s almost like a ‘must-win,” Irving said after his second game back from a thigh injury. “Just based on the amount of expectations and what we put on ourselves and one another on a game-to-game basis.”Jaylen Brown added five of his 18 points in overtime for Boston. The Celtics have won five of six, and remained a game ahead of Toronto in the race for the East’s top playoff seed after the Raptors’ win over New York earlier Thursday. The Raptors beat the Celtics 111-91 in Toronto on Tuesday.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 folkOtto Porter had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, and Bradley Beal had 18 points and matched his career high with nine assists.But as John Wall remains sidelined following knee surgery, the Wizards committed 22 turnovers and shot just 2 for 12 in the overtime period, dropping their second straight game after winning five straight. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives around Washington Wizards forward Tomas Satoransky (31), from the Czech Republic, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON — Two days after Boston lost to the team chasing the Celtics atop the Eastern Conference standings, guard Kyrie Irving wasn’t about to let his team suffer another defeat.Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the East lead with a 110-104 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Beal, who shot just 7 of 27 and took only one foul shot, suggested officiating played a role.“It’s crazy,” he said of his lack of free throws. “Because I feel like I’m being just as aggressive as everybody else out there. My teammates are doing the same. Sometimes we don’t get rewarded.”Meanwhile, Irving went 9 of 10 from the foul line. And after Boston allowed Washington to come back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, he tied it from the line with 9.8 seconds remaining in regulation on three made foul shots after luring Markieff Morris into a foul on a 3-point attempt.“Nowhere near a foul,” Morris said. “(The referee) was behind me. I don’t know how could see me swiping down on the ball and me hitting his arm. If I hit his arm, there’s no way he would get the shot up.”Said Irving: “I just don’t want to get into the whole ‘whether it was a foul or not.’ I don’t want to get fined.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ
Garvo Lanete. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDesperate times call for desperate measures.And for undermanned Meralco, it found a hero in Garvo Lanete, who kept the Bolts’ flickering playoff hopes alive in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Abueva grateful for second chance at Gilas Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With a two-game winning run, the Bolts moved into a tie with TNT and Blackwater in ninth place.The Bolts wrap up their elimination round against Magnolia on Saturday in what could very well determine their fate in the all-Filipino conference.Lanete edged Magnolia forward Rome dela Rosa, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross and Arwind Santos, and NLEX guard Kevin Alas for the weekly plum for the period of February 12 to 18.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Dead in the water a week ago, the Bolts somehow, remained in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth thanks in large part to Lanete, who has been leading his team in scoring the past couple of games.The former San Beda star, who has hit seven 3-pointers combined the last two games, averaged 21.5 points in victories over Phoenix and Barangay Ginebra to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors.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 folkLanete poured in 24 points on 4-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc in a 92-90 win over the Fuel Masters on Valentine’s Day.He sustained that form on Sunday night at Philippine Arena where Meralco gained a measure of retribution against fierce rival Ginebra as he went for 19 points that went with two rebounds, and three steals in an 84-82 victory. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings After disposing of a Rain or Shine team that dragged his team into three tough battles in five days, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone is now bracing for what he calls the “monsters” of the Philippine Basketball Association.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Alido, Nakajima joint leaders Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen did not need their twice-to-beat advantage to advance to the semifinals as they bundled out the Texters, 106-93, with Fajardo banging in 35 points.The other semifinal series will feature Magnolia vs NLEX after the Road Warriors also swept Alaska after an 87-83 victory in the other game.This marks NLEX’s first semifinal stint in franchise history.Nonetheless, Cone was relieved to overcome Rain or Shine, which forced them into a triple overtime battle last Friday and put up a brave stand in the quarterfinals, particularly in Game 2 when they came within 92-89 on Beau Belga’s layup with under two minutes remaining.Joe Devance and Japeth Aguilar made back-to-back baskets to push the lead back to seven before LA Tenorio hit three free throws to seal the victory for the Gin Kings, who lost to the Beermen in the finals of last year’s All Filipino tournament.ADVERTISEMENT The league’s winningest coach was referring to three-time Philippine Cup defending champion San Miguel Beermen and their prized big man June Mar Fajardo, the four-time Most Valuable Player.Either way, Cone knows there will be little room for error against a team that packs so much depth and firepower.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re hoping for one heck of a series,” said Cone, after the Gin Kings hammered out a 99-91 victory over the Elasto Painters to complete a sweep of their best-of-three quarterfinal series Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“San Miguel has won the last three championships of this conference for a reason. They’re playing great basketball and they have June Mar (Fajardo). TNT was playing well and they still couldn’t beat San Miguel.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “It’s a huge relief to get through (Rain or Shine) and now we face the monsters that’s San Miguel and June Mar,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments