Simmons fails as Heat lose in Big Bash

first_imgPERTH, Australia (CMC):West Indies limited overs opener Lendl Simmons scored a first ball ‘duck’ as his Brisbane Heat went down to Perth Scorchers by nine wickets in the Big Bash League on Boxing Day.In a low-scoring encounter at the West Australia Cricket Association ground, Heat could only muster 117 for seven off their 20 overs, with the 30-year-old right-handed Simmons dismissed off the second ball of the game.He was caught behind off left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff with just two runs on the board.Captain Chris Lynn lifted the innings with an unbeaten 75 off 58 balls, with three fours and four sixes, and was just one of two players in double figures and the only one to pass ten.In reply, Scorchers raced to their target with nearly five overs to spare and captain Michael Klinger stoking an unbeaten 53 off 42 deliveries.He put on 46 for the first wicket with Marcus Harris (36) and a further 70 in an unbroken second-wicket partnership with Ashton Agar, who was unbeaten on 24 at the end.Simmons’ West Indies teammate and fellow Trinidadian, Samuel Badree, went wicket-less from four overs of leg-spin, which cost 26 runs.last_img read more

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JC sprinters targeted sub 39

first_imgFollowing Jamaica College’s scintillating 40.01 clocking to capture the Class One Boys’ 4x100m at the Gibson McCook Relays last Saturday, Devaughn Baker believes his school’s sprint cadre will be the ones to watch at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships next month.”It was a fine run. We knew that we were going to come out here and win this quite easily. We wanted to break Calabar’s 39.30 seconds, but we are still happy with the win,” Baker said.Baker is a former Class Two record holder in the 400m, winning the finals in 46.64 in 2013. He was a beaten World Junior Championships semi-finalist that same year but had seen a dip in form since due to injuries.This year, however, he believes he will be big for himself and his Old Hope Road institution, hoping to medal at Champs and help them to victory.”I am a person always in the mix, so I will medal,” he added, while dismissing the assertion that JC is just about field events, jumps, and so on.He explained that JC’s class one is not to be taken lightly.”We were going for sub-39, so we will see how that goes,” he said. “Yes, we are going to cause upsets, and the next two weeks, we will prove a point. We have a point to prove.”JC were the second winners of the championships in 1911 and have been among the top five finishers since then, winning the trophy for schoolboy athletics supremacy an overall 21 times, the last in 2011.”Every year, we go in as underdogs, and even seeing that we came out here and produced, they are still going to have us as underdogs. But we are going to prove them wrong,” warned Baker.last_img read more

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Organisers pleased with participation in Kingston City Run

first_imgKINGSTON:THE speed is not quite like that taking place at the annual ‘Champs’ now taking place at the National Stadium.However, the competition was just as intense at the Kingston City Run, where thousands of patrons turned out for the fourth staging on Sunday, with runners and walkers participating in the 10K, 5K, and half marathon through the streets of the Capital city. Plus, there was ideal weather.”I was encouraged by the number of entries,” said Nicola Madden-Greig, president, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, conceptualisers of the event that attracted close to 4,000 participants. “In fact, we almost reached the limit that we could accommodate.”Troy Pennington made the most of the lovely early-morning conditions and won the men’s title in the 10K, in 36 minutes, 48 seconds.On the female side, Heather Facey shone brightest, landing the 10K in 47 minutes and 55 seconds.Olivia McKoy, the former Olympian, showed that she’s still on top of her game in winning the women’s 5K, in 23 minutes and 26 seconds; while Shawn Pitter, who has had a number of successes on the circuit, took the men’s 5K in 16 minutes and 41 seconds.Pauline Murphy was the leading female in the half marathon, clocking one hour, 37 minutes and 49 seconds to claim the top female spot; while in the men’s equivalent, Kemar Leslie reigned supreme with victory in one hour, 16 minutes and 49 seconds.Many of the competitors spoke highly of the organisation, marshalling, and convivial atmosphere, which helped to make the event enjoyable for all ages. The morning inspiration was brought by both Edna Manley dancers and drummers and members of the Campion College drum core.Most entrants were local, but some participants came from overseas, including a group of friends from Belgium, who started planning a two-week vacation to Jamaica, then heard about the Kingston City Run and in a moment decided to extend their vacation by another week.”We kept hearing about Kingston City Run. It was a chance to experience the beauty of Jamaica and also see some of the historical sites,” said Sam Clusters, theatre manager for Kinepolis.”After being here for two weeks, partying in Montego Bay and Port Antonio, we knew it would be really nice to see Kingston in a different way. We have been here a couple of days and we really love the vibes in Kingston,” admitted Clusters.Madden-Greig said: “Whatever your nationality, age or ability, the Kingston City Run is about getting everyone active while having fun and raising as much money for charity and the local community as possible. Everyone, whether here in Jamaica or overseas, looks forward to experiencing Kingston in a way that has been described as eye-opening and beautiful by our participants.”last_img read more

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Horse Racing Tips

first_imgHorse Racing TipsCAYMANAS TRACK LIMITED TIPSTERS’ COMPETITION Racedate : 24/04/2016CABLE SPORT NETWORK TRACK & POOLS RJR DAILY GLEANER1. WINESHA CLEARLY OURS WINESHA WINESHA2. SINK THE BISMARCK BARS OF GOLD BARS OF GOLD BARS OF GOLD3. BONGO KING BIG GEORGE BIG GEORGE BONGO KING4. #RACKAM’S MISTRESS RED PARROT ACAPULCO RED PARROT5. TARANTINO SIR BIGGS #SNEAK PEEK #SIR BIGGS6. FRANKENSTORM FRANKENSTORM #FRANKENSTORM FRANKENSTORM7. NO MONEY FRIEND #CHIEF PROSPECT CHIEF PROSPECT #CHIEF PROSPECT8. #COUNTER ATTACK DR. TRAIN MY WAY MY WAY9. MEGAHERTZ #SMART TRAIN GIRSHOM UNCLE CHUBBYNEWS TALK 93 WESTERN MIRROR STAR KLAS1. #PRINCE OSHAUN #WINESHA PRINCE OSHAUN WINESHA2. #BARS OF GOLD #FABULOUSCONNECTION SINK THE BISMARCK BARS OF GOLD3. BIG GEORGE LEGAL ACCOUNT BONGO KING BONGO KING4. RACKAM’S MISTRESS ACAPULCO RACKAM’S MISTRESS ACAPULCO5. DREAM ADMIRAL SNEAK PEEK #SIR BIGGS #SIR BIGGS6. DIFERENTGENERATION AUNT HILDA FRANKENSTORM DIFERENTGENERATION7. NO MONEY FRIEND SURE MAN SURE MAN #ONE GREAT TRAIN8. MY WAY MY WAY #THE PROMISE LAND MR. DOITBETTA9. GIRSHOM COOL U BOOTS GIRSHOM COOL U BOOTSCVM TV TVJ IRIE FM POWER 1061. WINESHA CLEARLY OURS WINESHA CLEARLY OURS2. FABULOUSCONNECTION #FABULOUSCONNECTION SINK THE BISMARCK FABULOUSCONNECTION3. BONGO KING BONGO KING BRAVE PROSPECT ZACKONTHEATTACK4. #RACKAM’S MISTRESS ACAPULCO ACAPULCO RED PARROT5. SIR BIGGS SIR BIGGS SIR BIGGS SIR BIGGS6. #AUNT HILDA DIFERENTGENERATION #FRANKENSTORM DIFERENTGENERATION7. CHIEF PROSPECT #ONE GREAT TRAIN #CHIEF PROSPECT SURE MAN8. MY WAY COUNTER ATTACK DR. TRAIN #ANOTHER FURY9. EAZY STEPPING MEGAHERTZ UNCLE CHUBBY #TWILIGHT ROCKETJAMAICA OBSERVER SPORTS GLOBE1. #WINESHA WINESHA2. BARS OF GOLD BARS OF GOLD3. ZACKONTHEATTACK BIG GEORGE4. RACKAM’S MISTRESS #ACAPULCO5. SIR BIGGS SIR BIGGS6. #FRANKENSTORM FRANKENSTORM7. SURE MAN CHIEF PROSPECT8. MY WAY #COUNTER ATTACK9. SMART TRAIN GIRSHOMlast_img read more

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Teenager frustrates Windies

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (MC):Teenager Jake Carder stroked a half-century on first-class debut as Cricket Australia XI put West Indies under pressure on the second day of their four-day match here yesterday.The 19-year-old left-hander struck a top score of 58 to lead four top-order batsmen with scores over 40 as the hosts finished on 245 for four at Allan Border Field – a lead of two runsNick Stevens, in his sixth first-class match, hit a polished 46; debutant 20-year-old Josh Inglis chipped in with 44; while captain Jimmy Peirson, also on debut, finished on 42 not out.West Indies bowlers struggled to make headway, and captain Jason Holder was the best of the attack with two for 41.Earlier, left-hander Darren Bravo scored 51, Carlos Brathwaite got 47, while tail-ender Kemar Roach chimed in with a crucial 28 as West Indies, resuming on 154 for six, were dismissed for 243.Pacer Simon Milenko led Cricket Australia XI with five for 76 while seamer James Bazley, one of six Australian players on debut, picked up two for 37, and leg-spinner Cameron Boyce, two for 56.last_img read more

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All set for JII 2016

first_img PEFORMANCES EXPECTED Meet director and athlete liaison Donald Quarrie, in giving an overview at the JII launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday, said he is expecting high-level performances at this year’s meet. “We are not going anywhere. We will continue to be a power house meet. We have a few (athletes) who have dropped out, but we are looking forward to some great performances,” Quarrie said. Chairman of the organising committee and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake said the one-day event has grown to world championship status. “The event started in 2004 and has grown to be one of the better rated one-day events in the world,” Blake announced. “We have more than half the athletes taking part coming from overseas. This year, we look to the Olympics, so we expect some good performances from the athletes,” he added. Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange said the event is a well-established brand locally. “With the Rio Olympic Games this year, the event is of great interest. We must ensure that our guests leave our shores pleased,” Grange said, “I’m excited by the galaxy of stars who will be performing on Saturday. The Government fully supports this world-class meet,” she added. POWERFULcenter_img Jamaica’s Olympic 100-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, her training partner and World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson, and outstanding American Tyson Gay are three of the global stars who will be on show at tomorrow’s 13th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational meet (JII) at the National Stadium. Gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m., with the first event, the men’s javelin, set to start at 4:15. Also down to compete tomorrow are Shaunae Miller, who set a Bahamian 200m record of 22.14 seconds in winning the event last year ahead of Fraser-Pryce; Jamaica’s World Championships 4x400m gold medallists Stephenie Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills, Shericka Jackson, and Christine Day; and American 400m specialist Francena McCorory. Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter are two of the top men for the sprints. However, World bronze medallist AndrÈ De Grasse of Canada, American hurdler Jasmin Stowers, and Jamaica-born 400m runner Sanya Richards-Ross have pulled out of the IAAF World Challenge meet. Richards-Ross opted out because she is not physically ready, while De Grasse and Stowers are injured.last_img read more

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Jamalco sitting pretty

first_img CRUCIAL WIN Minutes later, Jamalco broke and Issacs beat the offside trap and crossed to Elliott, who sent a glancing header over Damian Campbell in goal. The hosts then went all out for an equaliser and came close through Locksley Thompson in the 87th minute, but Jamalco held out for another crucial win. Maverley’s assistant coach Hugh ‘Bingy’ Blair says injuries continue to hamper them, but he believes they had enough chances to come away with something from the match. “Things are bad for us right now because Brazil are a good team and they are playing well, so to go there and beat them will be a hard task, but we can rebound. We just need to come back with a winning frame of mind,” he said. Jamalco Football Club moved a step closer to qualifying for the Red Stripe Premier League for the first time when they clipped Maverley-Hughenden 1-0 at the Maverley complex yesterday. Renoir Elliott netted the game’s only goal nine minutes from time to push the Rayon Johnson-coached team to maximum nine points from three games. The Clarendon team is now five points clear of Maverley and Brazil FC, who defeated Granville 2-1 in the other game Johnson says this win has placed them in a great position to claim one of the two available spots. “We are really happy about the three points here. It’s really a plus. To get nine points in the first three games makes us really proud. Now, we have a good chance (to qualify), but we are not there as yet. We have to try and get maximum points on Wednesday,” he said. The visitors started as the better team, and Andrew Isaacs wasted a glorious opportunity in the opening seconds. They had the better of the home team for the best part of the first half-hour but without any other real chances. Maverley came into the own in the last 15 minutes and only goalkeeper Sheldon Mills denied them a go-ahead goal from Everald Peddie’s five volley. They should have definitely taken the lead in the 76th minute, but Rohan Williams shot against the bar from six yards with the goal at his mercy.last_img read more

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Gasol agrees to three-year deal with Spurs—report

first_imgGasol, who won NBA titles in 2009 and 2010 with the Los Angeles Lakers, spent seven seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to the Lakers in 2008. He signed as a free agent with Chicago in 2014 and San Antonio last July.In 64 games for the Spurs last season, Gasol averaged 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocked shots as San Antonio went 61-21, the NBA’s second-best record behind eventual playoff champion Golden State.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’Gasol has career NBA averages of 17.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 blocked shots over 1,119 games.By declining his $16.2 million contract option for next season, Gasol allowed the Spurs salary cap room to sign fellow free agents Rudy Gay, Brandon Paul and Joffrey Lauvergne and are in talks to bring back Argentine star reserve guard Manu Ginobili for a 16th season in San Antonio. Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests trade LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this May 3, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) dunks the ball in front of Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela, right, during the second half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Gasol has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Spurs. The 7-foot Spaniard and the team came to agreement on Friday, July 21, 2017, on a deal that is partially guaranteed for the third season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)NEW YORK—Spanish 37-year-old free agent center Pau Gasol, a six-time NBA All-Star, has agreed to a three-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, ESPN reported Friday.The contract, according to unnamed sources in the ESPN website report, will include a partial guarantee in the final season for the Barcelona-born star, who is set to start his 17th NBA campaign later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Antetokounmpo arrives in Manila for charity stint

first_imgBlack Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ The “Greek Freak” faced the media Thursday afternoon at Fairmont Hotel in Makati before he plays exhibition drills with national team members Ranidel De Ocampo and Gabe Norwood at Glorietta Activity Center.Antetokounmpo will also host the final match of the 3-on-3 tournament featuring students from MakSci.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 one-time All Star will leave the country on Monday.INQUIRER is the official media partner of  “The Greek Freak Invades Manila.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Theus says ‘no way to say who’s the best’ coach in NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo as he faced the media at Ascott Hotel in Makati Sunday.Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo arrived in Manila on Sunday for a charity event.King Bally Entertainment Group brought the reigning Most Improved Player to the country with the proceeds of  “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” going to Makati Science High School.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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Perasol wants Fighting Maroons to be accountable after latest loss

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ UP head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines head coach Bo Perasol is fed up with his team’s struggles. The Fighting Maroons have been on a free-fall since their 3-1 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament losing five of their last six matches to drop to 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15 MOST READ “It’s really tiring when you lose and you don’t see any accountability from your players,” said Perasol Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre after losing to University of the East, 73-64.With the loss, the Fighting Maroons fell out of the top four and are now a full game behind the Tamaraws in the standings.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“I wanted them to feel that when you lose a game you have to be accountable, you have to own up to the chances given to you. That’s the point of character building I wanted to share with my players because it’s now always about the wins and the losses.”UP’s game plan focused on slowing down UE’s Alvin Pasaol who has been on a tear the past four games averaging 33 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. And that was the one thing the Fighting Maroons failed to do.Pasaol punished UP with 32 points, outscoring the whole UP starting five who scored a measly 17 points, on top of 13 rebounds.“Actually, he was our emphasis the past few games, we got lapses in the beginning on what we wanted to do and in fact he was the emphasis of our defense,” said Perasol in Filipino. “But he made those three-point shots so he really had a boost of confidence.” Pasaol made five 3-pointers against UP, and none bigger than the one he drilled that gave UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 View commentslast_img read more

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