T&T’s Bulletproof hunts B’dos Derby

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados will renew their long-running rivalry, when the island’s best native-breds take on Trinidadian contender, Bulletproof, in the 2015 Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby here today.The bay-colt, trained by Harriram ‘Pepsi’ Gobin, arrived in Barbados on Thursday and was taken for a workout yesterday as part of his final preparation for the Derby event which carries a first prize of BDS$64,000 (US$32,000).Horses in Trinidad usually run in an anti-clockwise direction, which is opposite to how races at the Garrison are contested, but the trainer does not anticipate that this would be a major issue for his horse as they had been doing clockwise work-outs over the past 10 days.”We did a lot of work back home in preparation for the Barbados Derby and we are ready. Bulletproof is a turf horse and he is handling the turns and the clockwise running very well,” said Gobin.Gobin said Bulletproof was second in the recent Chief Commander Stakes in Port-of-Spain, which was a turf event.Decision made”After that performance, we had no hesitation in bringing him to the Barbados Derby. It should be a very good contest,” he said.Barbados’ top riders and trainers have declared themselves fit and ready to defend their turf and keep the big Derby purse at home.Winner of the Barbados Guineas, Poetic Licence, and winner of the Mid-Summer Classic, Donicodidit, are the two hot favourites for the Derby race which will be run over 10 furlongs and constitutes the third event in the annual Triple Crown of races.Champion trainer Victor Cheeseman, trainer of Poetic Licence, and Robert Peirce, trainer of Donicodidit, both said their charges were in top shape and rearing to go, in the Grade 1 event that will determine the island’s best native-bred for 2015.Thousands are expected to flock to the Garrison Savannah where full Derby day celebrations for the whole family are being organised by sponsors Massy United Insurance.last_img read more

United suffer ‘big blow’ in English Premier League

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP): Playing with 10 men proved to be no problem for Liverpool in the English Premier League yesterday. The same cannot be said of Manchester United. Liverpool responded to James Milner’s sending-off in the 62nd minute against Crystal Palace by coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1 as Christian Benteke’s penalty clinched victory in the sixth minute of injury time. However, United were made to pay for a 26th-minute red card to Juan Mata also for two bookings at West Bromwich Albion, which won 1-0 thanks to Salomon Rondon’s goal at The Hawthorns. United dropped three points behind fourth-place Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification and are now only three ahead of Liverpool, who have won three straight league games for the first time in a year. City have a game in hand over United too. “It’s a big blow,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. “This kind of match you need to win.” Van Gaal said Mata’s sending-off for two yellow cards in three minutes was to blame for United’s first-ever Premier League loss at West Brom. “We have played 60 minutes with 10 versus 11 and this is the fifth match in 14 days,” the Dutchman said. “It’s very difficult to play against 11 players (in this situation). I think it’s the reason why we lost.” Mata collected his first booking for blocking a quickly taken free kick, a decision Van Gaal described as “stupid”. Initially, United coped well with going a man down, but barely threatened West Brom’s goal and Rondon won a tight game by controlling a left-wing cross and shooting home on the turn in the 66th. West Brom moved to 39 points, which should secure their Premier League status for another season. “Can we reach that magic 50 points that West Brom have never had before?” West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher said. Liverpool played their best football down to 10 men at Selhurst Park, where the team hadn’t won since 1997, although they needed two errors by Palace players to bring about the comeback. Roberto Firmino pounced on a mis-hit clearance from Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, drove forward and slotted a finish past McCarthy in the 72nd to make it 1-1. Then Benteke, on as a late substitute, fell to the ground under the slightest of touches from Palace defender Damien Delaney, who pulled out of an attempted tackle in the fourth minute of stoppage time, but still connected with Benteke’s left ankle. The Belgium striker coolly converted the spot-kick, halting midway through his run-up before slotting it home into the corner. “I feel like we’ve been robbed a little bit,” said Palace manager Alan Pardew, whose side hasn’t won since December 19, “but maybe we shot ourselves in the foot.” Palace led through Joe Ledley in the 48th minute. Liverpool are six points off the Champions League qualification positions and have 10 games remaining, one more than many of their rivals for the top four. “I can’t believe how it feels, really good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “A big moment for us.”last_img read more

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I AM BOLT: Behind-the-scenes view of the superstar

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP):Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he’s an actor.Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one role – that of the world’s fastest man, someone who beat the odds to acquire immense fame and fortune on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars in global sport.As such, it’s not a made-for-Hollywood version of himself that takes centre stage in the documentary I Am Bolt, which is being released on Monday. As the title wants viewers to believe, the Bolt who is in the film is the very same one that his friends, family, and other members of his close-knit inner sanctum have seen for as long as they’ve known him.”I wasn’t an actor,” Bolt said. “I wasn’t trying to push a different person forward.”This is Bolt, a behind-the-scenes view of the superstar, which took about two years to make and has him holding the camera at times. The idea in large part surrounds Bolt’s quest for the so-called triple-triple – three gold medals in three events at three consecutive Olympics, something no sprinter in the history of the sport had ever accomplished.He pulled it off, to little surprise, at the Rio Games.And then he could finally exhale, knowing this film would have the perfect ending.”Oh my God! You have no idea the pressure that I was under,” Bolt said in a recent interview with The Associated Press as the production was winding down. “But I live for these moments. I love the pressure. And I have all the confidence in myself and my coach and the team I have that it would come true for me. The pressure was there, but the confidence was always there which made it much easier.”Bolt agreed to make the film after realising that he would be able to convince both his fans and his detractors that what they see on the track – a free-spirited showman who tries to be stoic and serious only when absolutely necessary – is what they would get if they tagged along with him on a typical day.He shows off some of the spoils of his life, whether it’s the party scene, or travelling, or enjoying luxury. He also shows how all that is possible, with 5:30 a.m. workouts that he groans through and the rigours of what’s needed to keep an elite athlete in top physical condition.”I live a simple life, you know what I mean?” Bolt said. “One of the things that made me really want to do this was people always saying: ‘Aw, this is not really who he is. He’s not always laughing. It’s not always fun for him.’ This is who I am. I really wanted to show people this is who I am. I like to have fun. I like to chill. I like to go out. That’s just a part of me. The part that people don’t see, that’s the part I want to show people behind the scenes, the hard work.”NOTHING TO PROVEThere are also some moments where that megawatt smile isn’t present. Yes, even Usain Bolt can have a tough day.”You have to ask yourself, why am I doing this? I’ve done everything. I’ve done it many times,” Bolt said. “I have nothing else to prove.”Not now, he doesn’t.The triple-triple was the capper to a storied Olympic career. He’s the world-record-holder in the 100- and 200-metre dashes and anchored the fastest 4×100-metres relay in world history as well. But without those three golds from Rio de Janeiro, Bolt would have felt somewhat unfulfilled.”I wanted to be one of the greatest,” Bolt said. “I wanted to be among the greats. Without this Olympics, I would be great, yes. But I don’t think I would be in the bracket of Muhammad Ali, PelÈ and the great footballers. That’s what I want.”Bolt’s plan is for the world championships next year in London to be his final meet.From there, who knows.He’s already well setup as a businessman, with endorsement deals around the globe and other investments such as a restaurant not far from Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston, an eatery where a two-lane track is stencilled on the floor around the bar. He’ll consider dabbling in other sports, and he has a clear desire to play football. He might coach. He will not be a politician.And he’s already been approached about acting. For the record, Bolt says the actor who could play him best is Denzel Washington, and he counts 2 Guns as one of his favourite movies.”People always say it was Training Day,” Bolt said. “But I loved 2 Guns because it was different.”He wanted this movie to be different as well.”I tried to talk about what I’m feeling, what I’m thinking,” Bolt said. “That’s what I really try to portray. I never try to be unoriginal.”last_img read more

Kia import Johnson goes back to drawing board after subpar debut

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “It wasn’t the way I wanted to start, so I’m trying to get the film and I got to go back to the drawing board,” said Johnson at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo. “It’s just showing that I got to come more prepared for Philippine basketball.”Compounding Johnson’s worries was the Picanto’s miserable 0-8 record, a statistic he only knew about when he talked to the reporters after the game.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’Johnson replaced Markeith Cummings who played for Kia for the first seven games of the conference.“It’s my first game so I’d definitely see what I have to do,” said Johnson. “I will come out harder next game.” LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Fernandez enjoys coaching players from other schools in NCAA All-Star MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Kia reinforcement Geron Johnson said he will reevaluate his mistakes after putting up a disappointing performance in their 118-97 loss to Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday.Johnson, who played first game in the PBA, finished with 28 points on 12-of-26 shooting, only had four rebounds and turned the ball over nine times.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

With chance to get another title at 38, Hugnatan turns back clock

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We knew us big guys need to step up because we’re already shallow up front,” he said in Filipino after the 98-91 Game 6 victory over Ginebra.Once again, the 6-foot-4 forward was the unlikely hero for the Bolts as he went bonkers from downtown to keep their title aspirations alive and force game 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6“I’m just glad that I had a good game and a good shooting tonight,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson And with all eyes on the winner-take-all Game 7, Hugnatan said the key for the Bolts will be sustaining this kind of play.“We’ll follow whatever coach’s gameplan is for us. It’s important for us not to collapse on defense because for us, it always starts on defense,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Desperate times call for desperate measures.And for Reynel Hugnatan, that meant dragging his 38-year-old body and stepping up to save Meralco’s campaign yet again.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hugnatan shot 6-of-12 from three to finish with 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists on Wednesday to be the perfect complement to Allen Durham’s superb inside game.He also outplayed Ginebra behemoth Greg Slaughter, with the most glaring moment coming at one point in the second half when Hugnatan drove past the Cebuano slotman and scored on a lay-up.At this point in the series, all the Bacolod native could think about is winning his fifth title for his career and possibly a first for the Meralco franchise.READ: Meralco frustrates Ginebra, forces Game 7“We really want to win this because this will be Meralco’s first. Also, I’m not getting any younger, so we don’t know when we’ll get chances like this. Now that we have a chance to get this, why not right?,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco frustrates Ginebra, forces Game 7 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Arellano storms back, survives Perpetual

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University survived its toughest test yet, climbing back from two sets down to beat University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-5, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs leaned on their trio of Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha, who combined for 50 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases PBA suspends Camson, Almazan, Mirandacenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Maria Tripoli had 20 points while Cindy Imbo added 19 for the Lady Altas, whose lead over fourth-running San Sebastian in the standings is now just half a game after falling to 4-2.Perpetual Help shot itself in the foot with 43 errors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We played so bad in the first two sets so I made adjustments beginning the third set and things started to click,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino after steering his squad to its 18th consecutive win dating back to last season.Prado scored 20 points with four blocks while Marzan and Arocha scored16 and 14 points, respectively.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“I just told them to play with heart,” Prado said in Filipino. “The games become more important as the season goes so we have to treat every game like there’s no tomorrow. It’s now or never.”After a tough first four sets, defending champion Arellano showed its composure and raced to a 10-1 start in the deciding fifth set. View commentslast_img read more

‘Siklab Atleta’ looks to help make Olympic gold dream a reality

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation will fuel the Philippine’s best athletes to make the country’s dream of bagging an Olympic gold a reality,’’ said Phoenix Petroleum president and CEO Dennis Uy, the brains behind the foundation.During its launching at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, Uy led the unveiling of the 29 elite athletes who will receive all-out financial support from the foundation.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 need to provide our athletes the support befitting their stature as our country’s representatives to the world,’’ said Uy, also President Rodrigo Duterte’s Presidential Adviser for Sports.Heading the list of the athletes expected to qualify to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are Rio Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, windsurfing champion Geylord Coveta, triathlete Kim Mangrobang, tracksters Eric Cray and Trenton Beram, taekwondo jins Elaine Alora and Pauline Lopez. Cycling’s Marella Salamat, Sienna Fines and Ariana Dormitrio were also included in the cast along with archer Nicole Tagle, judokas Kiyomi Watanabe, Mariya Takahashi, Shugen Nakano and Kesei Nakano, boxers Eumir Marcial and John Tupas, gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Kaitlin De Guzman.Completing the lineup are canoe-kayak’s Hermie Macaranas and OJ Fuentes, swimmers James Dieparine and Nicole Oliva, pole vaulter EJ Obiena, karateka OJ Delos Santos, surfers Philmar Alipayo and Edito Alcala, weightlifter Kristel Macrohon and windsurfer Yancy Kaibigan.Uy has called on fellow businessmen to help support these athletes in their quest for the gold. Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation executive director Raymond Zorilla said the resources would be pooled through the foundation to provide athletes with training equipment and facilities, coaches services, exposure to international competitions, education, housing and livelihood programs.Also present during the affair were Foreign secretary and Philippine Southeast Asian Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano, POC president Ricky Vargas, Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tenorio ‘blessed’ to have played 57 minutes in Ginebra 3OT win View comments LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Siklab Atleta Launch. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAfter the recent Philippine Olympic Committee elections, private support for Filipino athletes hoping to make it big in the Olympics has started to come in.Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation, Inc. became the first organization outside of the government to formalize its backing on Saturday for the country’s ultimate objective of capturing a first Olympic gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

Comeback for the ages: Nevada tops Cincinnati in NCAA

first_imgOnly a comeback that matched the second-largest in NCAA Tournament history.Nevada rallied from 22 points down in the final 11 minutes Sunday to stun No. 2 seed Cincinnati 75-73 and earn its second Sweet 16 appearance ever. Josh Hall converted an offensive rebound with 9.1 seconds left to make the tiebreaking basket and give Nevada its only lead of the night.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“It’s such an unimaginable feeling,” Caroline said.The seventh-seeded Wolf Pack (28-7) move on to an all-upstart South Region semifinal matchup with 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago (30-5) on Thursday night in Atlanta. Nevada’s only previous regional semifinal appearance came in 2004. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nevada outscored Cincinnati 32-8 the rest of the way.“Especially in March, you know that nobody’s ever out,” Clark said. “I think we’re an example for many young people and many other teams in the tournament, that you can’t let up at all. You’ve got to just figure out a way to get stops and get baskets.”BIG PICTURENevada: Consider the Wolf Pack comeback kings. Nevada has trailed at halftime in five straight games and is still in the Sweet 16. Nevada eventually will have to start producing faster starts in order to keep advancing.Cincinnati: The Bearcats won the American regular-season and tournament titles while tying a school single-season record for wins, but this second-round collapse seriously tarnishes what had been a special year. Jacob Evans II had 19 points and Cumberland had 17, but they combined for just eight in the second half.NOTABLE NUMBERSCincinnati outrebounded Nevada 44-33 and outscored the Wolf Pack 20-9 in second-chance points but couldn’t get that critical rebound with the game tied in the final minute. … Nevada committed only two turnovers against one of the nation’s stingiest defenses.QUOTABLE“We had a big lead,” Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. “They gambled and just started trapping at halfcourt, gave us a lot of wide-open shots that we didn’t make. And it got real, real physical around the rim, and I’ll let you take it from there on that. When we had chances around the rim, it was unbelievable what was happening.”UP NEXT “I’ve probably got a million text messages saying you had a great year and career, but it comes down to that last rebound,” said Clark, who had 11 points and 10 boards. “It could have gotten my team over the hump.”Hall instead got the rebound, made a move in the paint and put up a shot that hit the front rim, softly kissed the glass and went through the net.“I saw an opening and tried to put as much touch on it as possible because of how close I was,” said Hall, who scored 14 points.Cincinnati’s Cane Broome raced up the court, briefly lost control of the ball and then appeared to try putting up a shot that Nevada’s Caleb Martin knocked away. Clark and Caroline then chased after the ball as the final seconds ticked away.Once the final horn sounded, a jubilant Caroline slid toward midcourt while Clark lay on his back under the basket. Television cameras caught Musselman taking off his shirt as he headed into a boisterous locker-room celebration.“It’s crazy,” Caleb Martin said. “Coach works out every morning, so his shirt comes off a lot. So I know he’s definitely going to use this as an excuse to take it off, show a little bit of his muscle.”“Especially in March, you know that nobody’s ever out,” Clark said. “I think we’re an example for many young people and many other teams in the tournament, that you can’t let up at all. You’ve got to just figure out a way to get stops and get baskets.”Cody Martin led Nevada’s furious rally by collecting 25 points, six rebounds and seven assists with no turnovers. His twin brother Caleb tied the game by making a fadeaway 3-pointer from in front of Nevada’s bench with 54 seconds left.Nevada’s rally came two days after the Wolf Pack erased a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat Texas 87-83 in overtime for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007.Cincinnati (31-5) scored the game’s first 10 points and was up 44-32 at halftime, the fifth straight time Nevada has trailed at the intermission. Cincinnati extended its advantage to 65-43 on Jarron Cumberland’s basket with 11:37 left. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nevada guard Hallice Cooke (13) and forward Elijah Foster (12) celebrate at the end end of the second half of a second-round game against Cincinnati, in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, March 18, 2018. Nevada defeated Cincinnati, 75-73. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nevada’s Jordan Caroline sat in the Wolf Pack’s locker room and shouted the three words that were being repeated in households across the country.“What just happened?!?”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aggies stun reigning champs Tar Heels in NCAA 2nd round 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nevada earned its trip to Atlanta because Cody Martin led a comeback for the ages.The only bigger comeback in NCAA history came in 2012, when BYU beat Iona after trailing by 25 points. Nevada’s rally is tied for second place with Duke, which erased a 22-point deficit to beat Maryland in the 2001 Final Four.“That locker room right now, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” Nevada coach Eric Musselman said. “It’s the happiest I’ve ever seen. It’s the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”While Nevada celebrated, Cincinnati’s players stood silently in their locker room wondering how their defense that ranked second among all Division I teams allowed 32 points in the last 11 minutes. The Bearcats also failed to make a single basket in the final 5 minutes, 45 seconds.Cincinnati forward Gary Clark, the American Athletic Conference player of the year, calmly answered questions for several minutes and blamed himself for not beating Hall to the rebound that decided the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nevada is on to Atlanta.Cincinnati has a long offseason ahead as it wonders how it let this game slip away. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Fuentes drills winner as CEU slips past Wangs-Letran

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Adamson blanks UST for 8th straight UAAP softball crown In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The Scorpions averted the huge meltdown after holding a 17-point lead to start the game, 36-19.It also allowed the CEU locals to shine as Rod Ebondo missed the game due to a back injury.“I challenged my players and told them this is your time to step up and your time to shine. I’m happy that they responded,” Garcia said.Jerrick Balanza led Wangs Basketball-Letran with 25 points on a 10-of-14 shooting from the field, while Quinto had 16 markers and 14 boards in the loss.The defeat also complicated the Couriers’ playoff chances as they now sit tied for fifth with Gamboa-St. Clare and Zark’s-Lyceum with their 5-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Bong Quinto had a chance to respond for Wangs-Letran, but he turned the ball over on the inbounds play before Caballero iced the game with a split from the foul line in the final 1.4 ticks.“My instruction to Keanu was to just create. When you drive, look for the open man, and exactly right timing, Judel got open,” said coach Yong Garcia on that game-clinching play.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 folkOrlan Wamar fired 26 points built on eight triples, to go with two steals to lead CEU back on top of the standings at 8-2.Mishaal Veron added 13 markers and eight rebounds, while Oliver Arim also got 13 points, six boards, and two assists in the victory. PBA IMAGESJudel Fuentes drilled the go-ahead triple with 2.9 seconds remaining to lift Centro Escolar University to a thrilling 79-75 victory over Wangs Basketball-Letran Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Keanu Caballero drove to the rack and sucked the Couriers’ defense before dishing the ball out to an open Fuentes on the left corner to break the 75-all deadlock and give the Scorpions a three-point lead in the waning seconds of the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Scores:CEU 79 — Wamar 26, Arim 13, Veron 13, Manlangit 7, Guinitaran 6, Caballero 5, Fuentes 5, Cruz 4, Aquino 0, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0.WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 75 — Balanza 25, Quinto 16, Muyang 13, Calvo 9, Ambohot 4, Fajarito 4, Publico 4, Balagasay 0, Batiller 0, Mandreza 0, Taladua 0, Yu 0.Quarters: 26-12, 45-32, 59-59, 79-75.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more