WESTERN BUREAU:A cursory look through all eight groups of the of the 2015 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup will reveal one glaring difference, in that all except in Zone Two are clearly defined, as to what teams will move on to the FLOW Super Cup and the Ben Francis KO.The eight winners of the respective zones will automatically advance to the quarter-finals of the daCosta Cup.Here is where things become really interesting. Of the four schools in Zone Two, three in Petersfield High (four points), Cornwall College (four) and Rusea’s High (two) will rely on today’s results to know who will move on and who may fall by the wayside.Petersfield will tackle Cornwall College at Frome Sports Complex, while Rusea’s will be playing with added pressure, knowing that only a victory over Herbert Morrison can save their campaign.They will be hoping for a nil-all draw in the game between Petersfield and their top rivals, Cornwall, while they themselves must win by at least three clear goals to advance ahead of those two. Herbert Morrison are already eliminated after two defeats in the round.”It’s still all to play for,” Aaron Lawrence, coach of Rusea’s, told The Gleaner.”Our aim remains to qualify to the next round, and that means whether or not we win the zone. But we are very confident and optimistic about our chances,” he said.The ‘Russians’ were left ruing after squandering a plethora of chances against Cornwall College in their big derby match on Saturday.Meanwhile, Frome Technical (four) will have a chance to advance to the Flow Super Cup if they manage to win against leaders St James High (six) in one of three scheduled matches at Jarrett Park. The other matches are Spot Valley versus Mannings and Rusea’s versus Herbert Morrison.Today’s matches2 p.m. Spot Valley vs Mannings at Jarrett Park4 p.m. Rusea’s vs Herbert Morrison at Jarrett Park6 p.m. St James vs Frome at Jarrett Park3 p.m. Petersfield vs Cornwall at Frome3 p.m. STETHS vs DeCarteret at STETHS1 p.m. Manchester vs Spalding at Kirkvine3 p.m. Alston vs Lennon at Kirkvine3 p.m. Clarendon College vs Munro at Juici Beef Field3 p.m. Marcus Garvey vs. Lacovia at Drax Hall3 p.m. Annotto Bay vs Fair Prospect at St Mary Banana Estates3 p.m. Port Antonio vs Browns Town at Carder Park1 p.m. Bog Walk vs Kemps Hill at Dinthill Tech3 p.m. Dinthill vs Islington at Dinthill Tech1 p.m. Vere vs Ewarton at Middlesex Int’l College3 p.m. Glenmuir vs Seaforth at Middlesex College3 p.m. Paul Bogle vs Denbigh at York Oval
Western Bureau:Owayne Gordon scored after a brilliant solo run to give ten-man Montego Bay United (MBU) a 1-0 victory over Boys’ Town at Wespow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.Gordon was scoring his eighth goal of the season, and it allowed MBU to maintain second place in the standings on 29 points.Defender Dwayne Holmes saw straight red from referee Danion Parchment in the 23rd minute for hitting out at his opponent, but Boys’ Town never made use of their advantage.But while Gordon’s strike was crucial to them winning at home, goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett also made crucial stops.Barrett was at his best in the 85th minute, producing a terrific double save to deny Boys’ Town the equaliser as the visitors pressed for parity.Boys’ Town allowed MBU too much space to launch attacks, and it was from one of their blisteringly quick counter attacks that Gordon netted. He picked up possession just inside his own half, turned his marker and outran another defender before slotting past Boys’ Town’s goalkeeper, Kirk Porter, in the 61st minute.”It wasn’t a good first half for the team, but we started moving the ball better in the second half, and we got the goal we needed. We can build on the good things,” said MBU coach Leonardo Leiva.
Shayne Fairman Gleaner Writer Former Holy Trinity High School footballer, Jordan Foote, lost his battle with bone cancer this morning. Foote who had his leg amputated last December died at 10 o’clock in the University Hospital of the West Indies. His mother, Nadine Sutherland, said the 18 year-old died with members of his family by his side. “His last moment was peaceful as he saw everybody he wanted to see,” she explained. Foote passed away in the company of his mother, brothers, cousins and his former coach Devon Anderson.
Running on, strongly leaving the furlong pole, PROLIFIC PRINCESS scored a 10-1 upset in the inaugural running of the Ahwhofah Sprint over 1200 metres for overnight allowance horses at Caymanas Park yesterday.Ridden by Paul ‘Country’ Francis for trainer Neive Graham and popular owner O’Shaun Connection, the 4-y-o chestnut filly won by 11/4 lengths from long-time leader DREAMLINER under leading jockey Omar Walker with a similar margin to highly fancied ROYAL ASSAULT (5-2) in third. Fourteen ran.As expected, TALENTED TONY K (5-1) led in the early stages before giving way to DREAMLINER and ROYAL ASSAULT, leaving the half mile as the 2-1 favourite BERRANCA raced off the early pace in fifth.In the straight, PROLIFIC PRINCESS showed how much she had improved. She stormed through on the outside, passing the battling leaders DREAMLINER and ROYAL ASSAULT on the rails at a crucial stage for a decisive win, her fifth from 15 starts this season.SECOND WINNERGraham and O’Shaun Connetion teamed up for a second winner on the card in 2-1 chance JUNIOR DON, ridden from off the pace by Walker in the fifth race over 1400 metres.Also notching two winners was trainer Paul ‘Sleeper’ Charlton in the divided straight five race with 7-2 chance AFRICA and 6-5 favourite BOLD SYMPHONY, both easy winners, as well as top apprentice Bebeto Harvey, who booted home DEMOLITION BOY (2-1) and 6-5 favourite RUNNING STAR.Shocker of the day came in the third race for maiden two-year-olds in which the howling 1-9 favourite PONTIUS PILATE, racing for the first time since fetching the record price of $5 million in last year’s TOBA yearling sale, could only manage third to 44-1 outsider THUNDEREBLE with Ricardo Duhaney riding for trainer Gary Subratie.Ridden by outgoing champion Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony Nunes, PONTIUS PILATE, by Forest Danger out of Sea Treaty, was outpaced in fourth in the backstretch as SHE’S A LEGACY and THUNDEREBLE disputed the lead to the last furlong and, although staying on, never looked like catching the leaders and finished two lengths third.
Captain Ricardo Phipps’ vital hat-trick kept Haile Selassie High in the hunt for a Group K semi-final spot in the ISSA-Flow Manning Cup, after they condemned lowly St Catherine High to a comprehensive 5-0 loss at the Constant Spring Complex yesterday.It was a rescheduled fixture that had been rained out last week.Phipps, who was front and centre in most of his team’s attacking plays, opened the scoring inside eight minutes, doubled in the 30th, and finished his first hat-trick of the season in the 51st minute, pushing his tally to eight goals this season.Haile Selassie was rebounding from a 2-1 defeat to St George’s College in their opening second-round game.”I think we performed excellent and worked for it. We wanted six goals and our only disappointment was not getting it,” Phipps told The Gleaner.”We want to go all out to beat Wolmer’s and advance to the semi-finals so we will try and put in hard work, and just have to be focused,” he continued.The other scorers were Theon Palmer in the 28th and Marvin Emmanuel (45th).Haile Selassie, who needed to beat St Catherine, did so easily against an inexperienced team, that did not hold up defensively or pose much of an attacking threat.The winners will next line up against group leaders Wolmer’s Boys this Thursday at the same venue starting at 3 p.m. Only a win will do for Haile Selassie, who have a better goal difference compared to Thursday’s opponents, while Wolmer’s simply need to avoid defeat to advance.Wolmer’s, firm favourites to qualify, are yet to concede a goal, and have six points from their two games played.Interim Haile Selassie coach Judith Wynter, who admitted to journalists the team will be looking a new coach next year, said she was impressed with the “disciplined performance of her team..”We always want to try and win a trophy, and we intend to go through to the final. There is no pressure, and I think we can beat Wolmer’s if we play discipline d(football),” she said.
Challenge But his chip was excellent from the sand, landing him two feet from the flag and from there, he could not miss, with Gillis, the American who chased him all the way on the final day, just a stroke behind. Eales, who carded rounds of 68, 72 and 75 for a 215 total, managed to stave off the challenge laid down by Gillis, who also had a par on the last hole for a 72 (216 for the tournament). Delighted with the win, Eales said that his shot from the sand bunker gave him the match. “I was having a hard time of it really with the wind and the greens so hard to read, but that shot at the 18th got me the win,” said Eales. “I was the one of only two players today to break par, so it goes to show again how challenging a course this is and I think all of Jamaica should be proud of it,” Eales, the 2016 Jamaica Open champion, said. Jamaica’s John Bloomfield had a torrid time all day. Bloomfield played alongside Thomas Hurst and James Hazen. The three were expected to mount a challenge to Eales, but they faltered badly from the start. Bloomfield finished a disappointing 12th with a final-day score of nine over par 81 and 225 for the championship. Two other Jamaicans finished in the top 20. Orville Christie was tied for 14th with 230, Michael Rowe was joint 16th on 231, while Wesley Brown ended tied for 18th on 232. Owen Samuda had his worst scoring day of the championship with an eight over par 80, but it was good enough to land him the amateur title, ahead of compatriots Ricardo Perry and Zandre Roye, 11 over par 83, tied for second place. Wayne Chai Chong’s 14 over par for 86 was good enough for fourth in the amateur ranks. Final day Western Bureau: Englishman Paul Eales struggled on yesterday’s final day, but held on to save par in dramatic fashion to eke out a one-stroke victory in the 2016 Jamaica Open Golf championship at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay. Eales won the US$17,000 tournament under extreme pressure from American Tom Gillis, who tied the scores at the ninth hole, but had a few disastrous shots on the back nine to cede the lead once again to Eales. Paired with Gillis and Kenny Goodykoontz, Eales needed to hold par at one under to secure the title and when his approach shot sailed into the bunker to the right of the green, those watching were worried that he may not have made it.
THE LEAD USA took a 2-1 lead in the next event, the Women’s Sprint Medley, as their Red team won in 1:35.59, as Jamaica was second in 1:36.67, and the USA Blue third in 1:37.22. Members of the Jamaica team were Audra Segree, Natasha Morrison, Anastasia Leroy and Verone Chambers. The United States Red team extended their lead to 3-1 after winning the men’s Sprint Medley in 3:11.45. The United States Blue were second in 3:13.12 and Nigeria third in 3:16.27. However, Jamaica captured the next two events, the Women’s and Men’s 4x400m relays to draw even. A gallant anchor leg from Olympian Fitzroy Dunkley which saw him making up a 10m gap to overtake the United States’ Calvin Smith, inches from the finishing line, gave Jamaican their first win in this event since 2005, in 3:03.14. The United States was second in 3:03.25 with third going to the Bahamas in 3:06.20. Other members of the winning team were Martin Manley, Leford Green and Jermaine Gayle. Jamaica closed off with a good win in the Women’s event as the team included Olympians Shericka Jackson, Janieve Russell and Stephenie Ann McPherson and rookie Dawnalee Loney, as they won in 3:28.32 ahead of the United States second in 3:29.30, as both Bahamas and Nigeria failed to finish. JAMAICA shared the spotlight with their United States counterparts at Saturday’s USA vs the World Relays segment of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, winning three relays.Victories for Jamaica came in the Women’s 4x100m and the Men’s and Women’s 4x400m relays. It was the quartet of Christania Williams, Kerron Stewart, Gayon Evans and Elaine Thompson who drew first blood. Despite the United States’ Morolake Akinosun having a slight lead on anchor, she could not hold on as Olympic champion Elaine Thompson brought loud cheers from the Jamaican fans by overtaking her opponent very early to give Jamaica a win in 42.25 seconds as USA finished second in 42.42 seconds with USA Blue taking third on 42.90 secomds. Thompson was happy for her team winning the event. “Going to the World Relays in the Bahamas last weekend was a good motivation for me as that gave me a big boost for the season and knowing that I came here to anchor for Jamaica I was ready to do well,” said Thompson, who stated that she is looking forward to the Doha leg of the IAAF Diamond League meet next weekend. The United States drew level in the next race as their men’s Red team won the 4x100m in 38.87 seconds with Jamaica finishing second in 39.01 seconds with the Dominican Republic getting third in 40.32 seconds. Members of the Jamaica team were Kevaun Rattray, Oshane Bailey, Kavean Smith and Jevaughn Minzie.
End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 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 Gilas Pilipinas team arrives Friday afternoon in Taiwan for the Jones Cup Invitational. Photo by Musong CastilloTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas arrived in this progressive island confident of making heads turn in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational as a team of young talents carry the fight in this tournament the country shoots to win for the sixth time.Using the core of the Cadet program, three amateurs and a Filipino-German the country knows practically nothing of, Gilas plunges into action against what many feel is the team to beat in the 10-team, nine-nation meet as the Filipinos clash against Canada 150 at Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Canada 150 is a selection of players coming from that country’s pro league, the National Basketball League of Canada, and it will be handled by its reigning coach of the year, Kyle Julius.Dallin Bachynski, a 7-footer, Dwayne Smith and gunslinger Deigo Kapelan, according to Gilas’ scouting reports, are the players the Philippine defense need to shut down.The Philippines is actually the defending champion here, having swept the tournament last year with a Mighty Sports team loaded with imports that counted former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.This year, Gilas has tapped the services of Mike Myers as its only import. He is expected to just be a role player, the same way he is being utilised in practice.Gilas is shooting to win for the second time, the first since that epic 2013 triumph, with this crew all playing in the Jones Cup for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “I really wish we drew them as our last game,” assistant coach Josh Reyes said just after touching down together with the rest of the team. “We could have had a chance to see them play first, like we did in 2013 (when the Filipinos beat the United States) when our strongest opponent was our last game.”Tip off time is at 3 p.m. with the Filipinos, despite checking in at the Howard Hotel at Da’an District well over 5 p.m., still able to turn in an hour’s practice at the brand new venue.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’Team Philippines plays nine games in as many days with its final assignment being Iran, the champion here in five of the last eight years. But the Iranian national side will be without its resident stars Hamed Haddadi and Nikha Bahrami, who have opted to stay home and rest for the Fiba Asia Championship in August.And that now makes Canada the team to beat. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Jimmy Alapag, now an assistant coach, is confident that this batch of Filipinos is ready to contend.“With the talent that this team has, I’m confident that we can contend,” Alapag said. “Our guys can definitely play and we will make a lot of heads turn. We might not have come here with the (Jason) Castros, the (Ranidel) De Ocampos, the (Terrence) Romeos, and they will see a new breed of heroes for us.”Keifer Ravena, Kobe Paras, Bobby Ray Parks and Christian Standhardinger make their international men’s debuts here and from among the members of coach Chot Reyes’ squad, they are the ones who are least scouted as they are all still not in the PBA.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyceum backs up hype, slays San Beda for 2-0 start View comments
Mike Tyson AFP FILE PHOTORetired boxing great Mike Tyson and returning fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. aren’t exactly fond of each other and probably won’t be anytime soon.Still, “Iron Mike” sided with the undefeated pound-for-pound boxer ahead of his mega-bout against the UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Appearing on ESPN’s “Pardon My Take,” the legendary heavyweight slugger didn’t mince words and bared his bold prediction of the upcoming August fight.“McGregor is going to get killed in boxing,” the 51-year-old boxing Hall of Famer proclaimed. “I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?”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’The 40-year-old Mayweather, who’s coming out of retirement for this bout, is still considered by many as one of, if not the greatest defensive boxer of all time.Although lauded by many for his striking arsenal in the UFC, McGregor remains a novice in the boxing world—which Tyson believes would be his biggest downfall. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 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 Pirates rampage Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “McConor put his dumb as* in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby,” he said.“McConor can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance,” Tyson added, referring to the different rules in mixed martial arts.“McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing,” he further said.Mayweather and McGregor will finally lock horns in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Unfortunately, they got injured in our practice. Wala na nga akong players, nai-injure pa (I no longer have any players, and even the ones I have still get injured),” the PBA legend rued as his rotation dwindled down to just eight men.Estrella has been the Cardinals’ leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, while Gabo, who was still able to play minimal minutes in the game, has been netting 10.8 markers, 3.2 boards, and 3.4 dimes.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’Still in disbelief with the turn of events, Co shared that it was disastrous practice session on Thursday for his Mapua squad.“Gabo got (his ankle) sprained when he landed in our scrimmage. Andoy inadvertently pushed one of his teammates and (Almel) Orquina landed on his knee. He didn’t hear any pop, but after that, he had a hard time walking,” he said. Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Mapua’s roster couldn’t get any more depleted, coach Atoy Co had to face another wave of bad news as top guys Andoy Estrella and Leo Gabo fell to injuries prior to the Cardinals’ game against San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss Mapua takes a 12-day breather before facing JRU on August 22. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Co suspected that Estrella suffered an MCL injury, as he kept his team’s leading scorer off of Mapua’s game on Friday. Gabo, meanwhile, fought through the pain but could only muster two points in the four minutes he played in the game.Their absence were truly felt in the Cardinals’ 66-55 loss to the Red Lions, which sent them to their fifth straight defeat and further down the cellar at 1-6.Though Co got a huge boost in the emergence of Christian Bunag, who racked an eye-popping 20 points and 18 rebounds, the mentor knows that won’t be enough as he hopes to get more surprises from his line-up.“From the start of the season, all I wanted is to have a good showing, not necessarily winning. Winning is a bonus. But I always tell them that we will play good basketball,” he said.“We have to play good basketball, disciplined basketball, take the open shot and not the hurried shot. There are losses that are still good shows. It’s basketball, there will be winners and there will be losers. It’s just that we lack the manpower.”ADVERTISEMENT 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