first_imgNine players from the Premier County feature in the hurling squad – James Barry, Michael Breen, Seamus Callanan, Darren Gleeson, Brendan Maher (who’ll captain the team), Padraic Maher, Dan McCormack, Noel McGrath and John O’Dwyer.Former Tipp star Tommy Dunne is also part of the management set-up led by Anthony Daly.The semi-finals – including Munster’s clash with Ulster – will be played in Nenagh on Saturday with the final due to take place this day week at Semple Stadium. Tipp’s impressive displays in this year’s football championship have also been recognised by the provincial selectors, of whom Declan Browne is one.Alan Campbell, Evan Comerford, Brian Fox, Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney are all in the Munster panel for the game on Saturday with Ulster at Parnell Park in Dublin and, they’ll hope, the following day’s final.last_img read more

first_img FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 08:09 IST Jonathan Schoop, Spencer Turnbull Lead Tigers Past Cubs 7-1 The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games WATCH US LIVE First Published: 26th August, 2020 08:09 IST LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night.The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games.Spencer Turnbull (3-2) picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out five.Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood (2-2) struggled in his return from the injured list, allowing eight baserunners while getting just four outs.Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers the lead with a first-inning RBI single. Jeimer Candelario doubled and Niko Goodrum walked to load the bases with one out and JaCoby Jones made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly.Chatwood walked the bases loaded again with one out in the second, ending his game. Underwood came out of the bullpen to strike out Candelario and Goodrum.Turnbull walked the leadoff hitter in the sixth but retired the next two before he was replaced by Bryan Garcia.The Tigers put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cameron Maybin made it 3-0 with an RBI double off Jose Quintana and Schoop hit his fourth career grand slam off Casey Sadler.Willson Contreras led off the ninth with a homer off Buck Farmer.TRAINER’S ROOMCubs: Chicago activated Chatwood (back strain) and Quintana (thumb) from the 10-day injured list and optioned (RHP Jason Adam and OF Ian Miller to the team’s alternate training site.Tigers: Jones left the game with tightness in his right calf. No announcement was made about his status going forward.UP NEXTThe teams conclude their three-game series on Wednesday evening, with Chicago’s Jon Lester (2-1, 5.06) against Michael Fulmer (0-0, 9.53).Image credits: AP last_img read more

first_imgFormula One star Lewis Hamilton took to Snapchat to declare his intentions to go vegan after watching a television documentary ‘What the Health’ which inspired him to improve his health and avoid harming the planet.“I’m on a mission to go vegan, people. Animal cruelty, global warming and our personal health is at stake.” Hamilton posted.The Mercedes driver revealed in an interview ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix that he had gradually moved to veganism over the past two years.“It is something I have been going towards anyway. I stopped eating red meat two years ago,”“This year I stopped eating chicken and then kind of went back to it and now I’ve stopped again. So I have generally been pescatarian for the majority of the year and then I’ve cut fish. Take it for what you want to take it for but as the human race what we are doing to the world, there is obviously the pollution that is coming just from the amount of cows that are being produced is incredible,” he said.“They say it is more than what we produce with our flights and our cars, which is kind of crazy to think. The cruelty is horrible and I don’t necessarily want to support that and I want to be healthy. I want to live a healthier life.”Hamilton also considered his family medical history in making the decision.“I don’t want in 10 or 20 years to have diabetes or catch any of that stuff,” He stated.“I can continue to decide to eat that stuff and take that risk, but when you get [a disease or illness like that], you want to make change, so I am trying to pre-empt that. I think it’s the right direction and by letting people who are following me know, maybe that will encourage a couple of people to do the same thing.”In Singapore, Hamilton is catered for by chefs and has been eating only plant-based food. RelatedHamilton Pays Tribute To WengerApril 27, 2018In “England”The 2017 Formula 1 British Grand Prix PreviewJuly 15, 2017In “Sports”Lewis Hamilton Secures Sixth F1 Title At US Grand PrixNovember 3, 2019In “Formula 1”last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Since Monday, talk in the NBA has revolved around the three-times-in-four-years champion Warriors and the rift between one of their superstars and the guy whom Coach Steve Kerr described as the team’s “heartbeat” before Monday’s game. A late-game dispute between the two reportedly spurred a locker room confrontation that led to Green’s one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. PLAYA VISTA — The balance of the NBA just might have shifted during the Clippers’ overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday.If so, the Clippers had both everything to with it – it was, after all, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s poke at the ball that led to Draymond Green’s turnover that upset Kevin Durant – and nothing at all to do with it, because they didn’t even notice it happening.“No, I didn’t see any of it,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. “I wish I had, but I didn’t see any of that stuff.”Ditto, said Danilo Gallinari: “No, I didn’t see.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “That makes him questionable, probably not probable, but questionable for tomorrow, which is good,” said Rivers, who has, with Bradley sidelined, inserted rookie Gilgeous-Alexander in the starting lineup, where he’s played well, averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the Clippers have won three of four to improve to 8-5.Rivers declined to specify Wednesday what the Clippers’ lineup – of which there have been four variations of starters so far – will look like when Bradley does return: “We’ll see. We’re a team that can change, so we’ll just see how that goes.”Forward Luc Mbah a Moute remains questionable with a sore left knee. Speaking from experience, Rivers suggested smoothing things over in the Warriors’ camp could be complicated – or not.“There is no manual,” the 20th-year coach said. “It depends on each individual situation and what’s said and how personal it becomes. There’s so many variables that go into it, and I’ve seen them all.“I literally have seen every possible situation. Sometimes it doesn’t have any effect and you think personally it’s pretty ugly what he said to the other guy. Sometimes it can be minuscule, but that guy took it like it was pretty ugly to him and it’s affected him.”Rivers also suggested a player would have to cross a pretty bright line to earn a suspension for something he said.“Usually if a guy’s suspended, it’s usually something you guys (the public) don’t know and it’s usually something they said. … I don’t think it was just the locker room, by the way.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Before Clippers’ practice Wednesday, Rivers appeared on the “Dan Patrick Show,” where the coaching stories he told included some dealing with recent Clippers history, including instances when players didn’t get along.Dan Patrick asked why the Lob City-era Clippers – with their talent-rich lineup featuring Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan – failed to win an NBA title.Rivers’ answer was direct: “Chemistry, honestly. And I don’t know if we were good enough. … The three main guys, there was chemistry issues. There were times when they got along, and there were times when they didn’t. I’ve always felt if you can’t get through that, whatever it is, it comes back in times when you don’t need it, in tough times, when your teams don’t need it, when you’re going through pressure points of the playoffs.“For me,” he concluded, “that was a failure. You wanted it, figure it out.”BRADLEY’S STATUSAfter missing the last four games with a left ankle sprain, guard Avery Bradley remains questionable for Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs (7-5), although he was expected to practice Wednesday, Rivers said.Related Articleslast_img read more

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers After their sixth consecutive season out of the playoffs, expect the Lakers to begin training camp this weekend by talking about fresh starts and clean slates. The upcoming season might be new, but it’s not fresh or clean – the Lakers are still trying to learn from the last one.Take Tuesday night’s appearance of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, Quinn Cook and Talen-Horton Tucker at a WNBA playoff game in Las Vegas. There’s subtext: The players were among the Lakers invited to Vegas by James, who is trying to do more to create team chemistry this year after the franchise strained at the seams while stumbling to a 37-45 record in his first season in L.A.It’s a new group with the same measuring stick: A veteran-laden roster that is expected to be more competitive than last season and perhaps even bring the Lakers back to their longtime place as a title contender.With Lakers media day scheduled for Friday morning in El Segundo, here are the top stories to follow between now and the Oct. 22 regular-season opener against the Clippers: 2. What is Frank Vogel’s stamp on the team?The month-long process that finally led the Lakers to two-time NBA head coach Frank Vogel was a tortured one. His own introduction was overshadowed by the specter of Magic Johnson. But the 46-year-old New Jersey native has handled the awkward circumstances of his hiring as well as anyone could, outlining a bright vision for the coming season. He’s also no stranger to competing at a high level, as his best Indiana Pacers teams can attest.The circumstances around Vogel, however, would be tricky for any coach to thread. From the politics of having two superstars, to working with an assembly of coaches who some observers have colored as possible successors, he’ll have plenty of challenges coming to L.A.Vogel’s calling card in the past has been rugged and accountable defenses that have done just enough on offense. He’s said he’s eager to show how he’s evolved since a truncated stint in Orlando and a year-long sabbatical from coaching. But time is of the essence for Vogel to show how he can assert himself in a position that’s experienced a lot of recent turnover.3. Who is the starting point guard?Anyone who has watched James in the past two decades understands he will assume most of the playmaking duties. The question is who is the additional guard who starts alongside Danny Green.There are several candidates on roughly the same footing: Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso. There have been few signs so far of how the Lakers plan to divine a starting guard from the mix, particularly given that there are so many different strengths on the table without a clear-cut, No. 1 option on the depth chart.There’s a good chance that the early part of the season will see a fair amount of juggling between those options to see how they fit alongside Davis, James and everyone else.4. What does Dwight Howard bring to the table?No one ever argued Dwight Howard can’t make a good first impression. In a preseason conference call with reporters, the eight-time All-Star’s words rang of humility.“My goal is just to win, there’s nothing else that matters,” he said. “Whatever I have to do to be a great teammate, whatever I have to do on the court, it’s all about winning.”The problem is Howard is well-versed in finding the right opening lines, but he hasn’t found a way to follow through on them. Including his previous Lakers tenure, he’s been an ill fit with nearly every roster he’s been a part of, despite repeated preseason oaths that he’s changed.The compelling part of Howard is his talent. In Charlotte for his last healthy season, he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds. The Lakers could benefit from solid and steady production in the post, as long as Howard is ready to get with the program.There’s no problem for the team if it goes south: Howard’s reported contract details have him on a short leash. But if the Lakers can squeeze value from him, that could add a good deal of upside to their potential.5. Can the Lakers finally get some luck with player health?Even the summer is not kind. DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL in August and is likely out for the year. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Kyle Kuzma, another key component for the team, might miss part of training camp with the left foot injury that kept him out of the FIBA World Cup for Team USA.Related Articles The Lakers are already walking a perilously thin rope, even before you consider that James, 34, is coming off a season when he played the fewest games of his career, and the offseason roster moves have resulted in a significantly older squad. The practice of load management is currently en vogue after Kawhi Leonard sat out nearly a quarter of the regular season then led Toronto to the 2019 NBA title, so it’s certainly possible the Lakers could look to lessen the regular-season burden on their stars.That could help down the road, but they have to get to the postseason first. The Lakers have to win enough games in a deep Western Conference to earn a playoff spot. Having to play any significant length of time without any of their stars could prove damning to that effort. Even though the Lakers have added a second superstar, that also means losing one of their best players would create a void that is even more difficult to replace. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers1. What is the balance of power between Anthony Davis and LeBron James?James has so far insisted that Davis will be the focal point, something Davis reiterated to Yahoo Sports in an interview earlier this month: “To have a guy like LeBron, someone of his caliber, go tell management and ownership and the coaches that he wants me to be the focal point is an honor. I know what comes with that, and that’s a lot of heavy lifting. I want to be able to do that.”Davis has been the focal point of every team he’s ever played for, but he’s yet to win big in the postseason. James has also been the focal point of every team he’s ever played for, and while signs of physical decline might be more evident in his 17th NBA season, the four-time league MVP is still going to be the one running most of the team’s plays.There’s a natural fit to Davis’ and James’ games, particularly as pick-and-roll threats. That partnership also extends off the court, where the two men have appeared together at a variety of offseason events and share the same agent (and are slotted for starring roles in a “Space Jam” movie). But when push comes to shove, who takes the last shot? Who takes the lead in dictating habits in practice and the locker room?There’s the matter of Davis’ leverage: He’s got just one year left on his deal, and his agent Rich Paul has promised that he will enter free agency next summer (even though the Lakers are the presumptive favorite to re-sign him). That will weigh on the minds of the team’s lead decision-makers, who must find ways to make Davis feel comfortable within the franchise. But it’s also up to James, as a co-star, to make sure the relationship remains as close as it’s appeared so far. 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first_imgWe’re going to Disney World?It’s a possibility — for the NBA. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Association could look to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as a potential playing site once the league and its players believe it’s safe to resume games Our Insider @ShamsCharania reports on the NBA considering Disney World Resort as a potential return playing site and the latest discussions around coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/BUNNSFdKmA— Stadium (@Stadium) April 29, 2020MORE: LeBron James to host TV graduation special for class of 2020Charania notes that a league doctor shared positive information with the league’s GMs regarding vaccine trials and medicines that could help alleviate the novel coronavirus, which is positive news for the league and sports fans who are waiting for sports to return.Disney World itself is a viable option, should the league go that route. It has a few athletic centers capable of housing NBA games, and to sweeten the deal, Disney has already offered its grounds to the NBA as an option, according to Charania’s report. Las Vegas had been the other location bandied about in regards to a hoops return.With the sports world rocked by COVID-19, the NBA was the first American pro sports league to suspended its season. Since then, commissioner Adam Silver has kept the league in suspended animation while waiting for the pandemic to subside. Utah’s Rudy Gobert had tested positive for the virus, the first known case in the NBA. The league suspended activities swiftly after that revelation in March.Recently, the NBA announced that players would be allowed to return to team facilities on May 1, dependent on the local coronavirus restrictions to those facilities.To lighten the mood, let’s rename some Disney rides with NBA themes:— It’s Just Small Ball After All— Spacing Mountain— Splash Bros. Mountain — Twilight Zone Defense: Tower of Terror— OKC Thunder Mountain RailroadPlease come back, basketball.last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — The 12th-ranked NIACC men’s basketball team opens up Region XI tournament play tonight hosting the same team they faced at home back on Saturday, Southwestern. NIACC beat Southwestern 94-76 back on Saturday, and also beat them in Creston back on December 4th, 98-68. You can hear the NIACC-Southwestern game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:45 with the tipoff at 7 o’clock. DES MOINES — Osage makes their fourth appearance in girls state tournament history as they face West Branch in a Class 2A state quarterfinal later tonight. The Green Devils are the fourth seed in the 2A tournament, coming in with a 22-2 record. Three Osage players come into the game scoring in double figures, with senior Sidney Brandau scoring 17.7 points per game, junior Dani Johnson at 14.5, and junior Ellie Bobinet at 10.3. West Branch is the fifth seed, coming in at 21-3, and are led by junior Sasha Koenig, who averages 15.7 points per contest. You can hear the Osage-West Branch game starting at 8:15 with the pre-game show and the tipoff scheduled for 8:30 on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, with coverage also on AM-1300 KGLO joining in progress after NIACC men’s Region XI tournament basketball. The other 2A quarterfinal to be played tonight has top-seed Cascade facing eighth-seed Denver. === Monday’s other 3A quarterfinalsDike-New Hartford 56, Jesup 43North Polk 68, Red Oak 40 == 4A quarterfinals today11:45 — North Scott (23-0) vs. Clear Creek-Amana (19-4)1:30 — Center Point-Urbana (21-2) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (20-2)3:15 — Glenwood (24-0) vs. Gilbert (19-3)5:00 — Ballard (22-1) vs. Lewis Central (19-5) IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery believes junior center Luka Garza is the national player of the year in college basketball. Garza is averaging more than 23 and a half points and nearly 10 rebounds per game for an Iowa team that is 20-9 and ranked 18th in the A-P Poll despite losing two starters to season ending injuries.Garza broke a 49-year-old Iowa record by scoring 20 or more points in 14 straight Big Ten games.Iowa returns to action Tuesday night at home against Purdue. The Boilers hammered the Hawkeyes by 36 points in their first meeting back on February fifth. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Region XI quarterfinals — NIACC men vs. Southwestern — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 2A girls state quarterfinal — Osage vs. West Branch — pre-game 8:15, tipoff 8:30 (broadcast on KRIB in its entirety, KGLO joins in progress after NIACC basketball)center_img === other Region XI quarterfinals (listed by seed)#8 Little Priest at #1 Kirkwood#6 Ellsworth at #3 Iowa Lakes#7 Iowa Central at #2 DMACC DES MOINES — Clear Lake won their first-ever girls state tournament basketball game last night, utilizing a 16-1 run over the last five minutes of the third quarter to beat Assumption of Davenport 60-46 in a Class 3A state quarterfinal, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. The Lions led at the half 24-19, but Assumption took the lead 27-25 with 5:06 to go in the third quarter. The Knights took a time out, but the Lions were able to go on what turned out to be the game-deciding run over the final five minutes of the quarter. Sara Faber scored 19 of her 27 points in the second half to lead Clear Lake. She says the players talked all week last week about getting the program’s first win down at the state tournament.Clear Lake shot 20% in the first quarter but shot 50% for the final three quarters. Darby Dodd, who had 10 points and eight rebounds , says the team knew if they kept shooting their shots would eventually fall.Clear Lake coach Bart Smith says his bench played a key role in the victory.Clear Lake improves to 23-2 on the season and advance to Thursday afternoon’s semifinal round where they’ll face the winner of this morning’s final Class 3A quarterfinal round game between Bishop Heelan of Sioux City and Des Moines Christian. Thursday’s game tips off at 3:15, with the pre-game starting at 2:45 on KRIB. DES MOINES — The Lake Mills and West Fork boys basketball teams learned their state quarterfinal opponents after Monday’s seeding meeting by the coaches. Lake Mills will be the top seed of the Class 1A tournament and will face Wapsie Valley at 11:15 next Monday morning. West Fork will be the sixth seed and will face third-seed St. Mary’s of Remsen at 2:45 next Monday afternoon. Both those games can be heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com === 5A quarterfinals MondayIowa City High 59, Cedar Rapids Prairie 40Johnston 75, Southeast Polk 71Waukee 76, Sioux City East 36Waterloo West 51, Cedar Falls 49last_img read more

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 8, 2020 The Espanyol can allow this disbursement for summer sales revenues, those coming from the Europa League and because, as a result, LaLiga extended the salary limit by 12 million of the club, from 68 to 80 million. And in this case, only compute for the parakeet club the tab that De Tomás will charge these months and the amortization part of his purchase that corresponds to this season (around four millions having signed for six and a half years). Reach the salvation, which stands at four points with the entire second round ahead, is the objective of this incorporation, in a Espanyol who has only scored 14 goals in 19 games, and with a Tomás that last year he scored only another 14 with Rayo Vallecano (and 24 more the previous season), precisely familiar with the challenge of preserving the category. Benfica will recover the 20 million paid to Real Madrid in summer, and will take other 2.5 by variables affordable: one million more if he plays ten games, another in case of salvation and 500,000 euros if he scores five goals. To all this it is possible to add the 20 percent of surplus value of a future transfer. It has taken weeks and weeks of negotiations, with Benfica and with the interested party, who chooses to go to the LaLiga colista before more attractive alternatives. But Raúl de Tomás is officially an Espanyol footballer. And not given, as intended in the beginning, but in property. That’s him bombing of the operation, which is settled between 20 and 22.5 million, which makes him the highest signing in parakeet history. The occasion requires it. Sign, in addition, a long contract: until 2026. Already has passed the medical review, so you will sign and this Thursday afternoon will be presented, at 16:30, at the RCDE Stadium. Regardless of the impending challenge of permanence, The great value of this signing is that it guarantees Espanyol to have a first level striker for next season, given that both Facundo Ferreyra and Jonathan Calleri are acting as loans, the first curiously also by Benfica, and with purchase options that are not very consistent with their performance.Despite the expense, Espanyol does not close its winter market, but rather keep on searching for reinforcements that satisfy Abelardo Fernández and that support the template, and that they should be customized in the central and extreme demarcationspreferablylast_img read more

first_imgWith next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships overlapping with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), general secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, admits there are challenges, but is confident of putting together a strong team of athletes and officials in particular.The JAAA’s selection committee will meet shortly to select a team to represent Jamaica at the March 17-19 event, which takes place in Portland, USA, but with the interest-hogging ‘Champs’ taking place inside the National Stadium from March 15-19, filling the coaching and management positions on the delegation might provide some headaches for the administration.COACH AVAILABILITYGayle noted that most of the island’s top coaches and management representatives are deeply involved with high-school teams, which will be competing at Champs and are unlikely to be available for the World Indoor Championships.”Naturally, for sure, it (Jamaica’s World Indoor Championships selections) will be affected. Management personnel, for instance, is the first thing that comes to mind,” Gayle told The Gleaner yesterday.”Most of our renowned coaches are also very instrumental and involved with their alma mater, and you look at the press focus on Boys and Girls’ Champs, which is a major event on our calendar.”We have already started some work in looking at what could be a likely combination and try and get the best fit for the national team. Champs does come in at a crucial point, and I would use the world carefully, but it does clash with the World Indoors and provides some challenges,” Gayle admitted.He is, however, confident that the JAAA will be able to put together a strong support staff for the athletes travelling to represent the country in Portland.”We are confident that our discussions with local and international coaches will be positive, and we will be able to send a competent and experienced team of management to accompany the athletes,” said Gayle.Meanwhile, Gayle is expecting that the selection process will be completed well ahead of the February 29 deadline set by the IAAF, and shared that a number of athletes have already indicated their availability.DEADLINE”It seems close, given that the deadline is just a couple of weeks away, but it is not unusual for many of our elite athletes and their coaches to still be deciding whether or not they will be participating at the World Indoors at this point,” Gayle said. “What we know for sure is that we will have the best available team to go out and compete and represent Jamaica at the World Indoor Championships.”We have received indications from a number of athletes, but we can’t give any names at this moment; just to say that it’s not unusual that some of our most elite athletes and their coaches will be weighing the pros and cons, even at this point, especially in an Olympic year,” he added.Jamaica won five medals – one gold, two silver and two bronze – at the last IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot in 2014.last_img read more

first_imgAdamson University head coach Air Padda could only shake her head and admit defeat when Cherry Rondina singlehandedly carried University of Santo Tomas over the Lady Falcons in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Ravena vows no letup for playoff-bound NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rondina was an unstoppable force leading the Golden Tigresses in a three-set win, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Padda said Adamson had futile resistance to at least slow down Rondina, who unleashed 22 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 folk“We didn’t fight against her, my players totally bowed down,” said Padda as Adamson (2-2) slipped into a tie with UST, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University for the third seed in the tournament.“They were scared on defense, we couldn’t stop Rondina at the net, we made way too many errors and it just caused not to play like we normally do.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The closest a Lady Falcon got to the production of Rondina was captain Jema Galanza who only had 10 points but that out was still three points less than what UST’s second-highest scorer Dimdim Pacres had.Adamson’s 25 errors were the same as UST but the number that truly defined the match were the Golden Tigresses’ advantage in spikes, 39-21, and service aces, 12-3.And the Lady Falcons’ 21 scoring spikes were just four more than what Rondina had for herself alone in the match.“Cherry is capable of taking a whole set, I was looking if her teammates would step up and they did,” said Padda. “The girls were intimidated, this is probably the biggest crowd we’ve played in and UST brings a lot of fans.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more