MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 star Dwayne Bravo could be facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury during his Melbourne Renegades’ dramatic four-wicket defeat to Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League here yesterday.Attempting to stop an off-side stroke by Michael Klinger from going to the boundary, the 33-year-old all-rounder put in a trademark dive to pull off the save but also injured himself in the process.He laid grimacing in pain and clutching his left hamstring.Bravo was subsequently treated and stretchered from the field and is expected to undergo scans today to determine the extent of the injury.His injury comes just a few days after West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin suffered multiple cheek fractures following an on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris during a Women’s Big Bash League game at Allan Border Field.23 FROM 18 BALLSEarlier, the right-handed Bravo struck 23 from 18 balls to help Renegades up to 148 for eight off their 20 overs after they were sent in.Cameron White top-scored with 37 off 29 deliveries while Callum Ferguson stroked 28 from 21 balls.In reply, opener Klinger slammed 72 off 55 balls, and Mitchell Marsh, batting at number four, got 34 from 22 balls as Scorchers got home off the last ball.The visitors needed nine runs off the last over and three off the last ball, and Ashton Agar carted Aaron Finch over mid-wicket for six to seal victory.West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was excellent in taking two for 20 from his four overs, but medium pacer Bravo was limited to a single over, which cost 14 runs.
MOVING FREE DAY With Usain Bolt retiring from the 200 metres one year early, some fans are keen to see super South African Wayde van Niekerk run the curved sprint. One fan, on the well known Caribbean Track and Field Forum website, reckons the Olympic 400-metre champion has world-record potential in the event Bolt has ruled since his sensational 19.30-second run in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games. It’s hard to rule that out completely, since the 24-year-old has run 9.98 seconds at high altitude for 100 metres, 19.94 seconds for 200 metres, 31.04 seconds for 300 metres, and a world-record 43.03 seconds for 400 metres from lane eight. His speed is undeniable, but it’s unlikely that he will run both the 200 metres and 400 metres at the upcoming World Championships in London this August. The schedule is a little too tough. The 400 metre starts first, at 10:45 a.m. local time on August 5, with the semi-final at 7:40 p.m. on the following day. Then things get tricky. On the 8th, after a day’s rest, van Niekerk would do the 200-metre heats at 7:30 p.m. and the 400-metre final at 9:50 p.m. That interval shrinks if van Niekerk or any doubler is in the last 200-metre heat. A look at the schedule of the last World Championships reveals seven 200-metre heats with the last one starting 42 minutes after the first. The 200-metre semi-finals and final are scheduled for 8:55 p.m. on the 9th and 9:50 p.m. on the 10th, respectively. He could petition the IAAF to open the 200/400 schedule out, the way it did for Michael Johnson two decades ago. The American, whose 400-metre record van Niekerk broke at the Olympics last year, was the king of the sport then. Accordingly, the authorities created a schedule that allowed him a day off between the 400 metres, which then – as now – started first, and the 200 metres. Track’s MJ duly did the double first at the 1995 World Championships in Goteborg, Sweden, and then at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. To crown everything, he ran 19.32 seconds in the 200 metre to set a world record that lasted until Bolt snipped two-hundredths of a seconds off it in Beijing. The tall man, of course, blasted that further to 19.19 seconds in 2009. Johnson wasn’t the only doubler to benefit from the relaxed 1996 schedule. France’s Marie-Jose Perec also produced a banner performance by first setting an Olympic record of 48.25 seconds in the 400 metres to take one gold medal and then by edging past Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey in the 200-metre final to take another. Ostensibly, a van Niekerk London double might be doable if the free day was moved from between the 400-metre semis and final to a date that separates the 400 metres and 200 metres completely. There is one other solution for those who really want van Niekerk to satisfy their need for speed. He could, as Jamaica’s 1983 World Champion Bert Cameron has suggested he might, abandon the 400 metres. After all, he was World champion in 2015 and, in one fast swoop, won Olympic gold and broke Johnson’s world record last year. If those achievements fulfill his 400-metre dreams, then a visit to the 200 metres might be on. Will he double with the schedule as it is? Will he petition to have the 400/200 overlap eliminated? Or will he leave the 400 metres for a new love – the 200 metres? And if he takes the last option, could he conceivably approach Bolt’s mind-bending world record? It sounds like a soap opera and I, for one, don’t want to miss an episode. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.
“I am definitely looking forward to getting back into the national team because I have been out of the squad for some time due to school issues,” said Harwood, who is in her final year of her Bachelor of Science degree in general management studies. “My performance in the Elite League has been good because I am really happy with myself, even though I haven’t been doing any intense training,” she said. “My shots are still there, but what I need to work on is speed and movements, but I know that I will improve on that once I get back into the national team,” Harwood said. In fact, Harwood, who the MVP trophy at the 2013 FAST5 Series in New Zealand, said she has lost a few pounds because she has been working very hard to improve her fitness. “I have lost some weight, but I need to lose a lot more so that I can get back in shape, but this will take time,” she said. National shooter Thristina Harwood has set her sights on leading the Kingston Hummingbirds to this year’s Berger Elite League title, while she eyes a return to the Sunshine Girls set up. The Hummingbirds, who last won the title in 2014, is one win away from securing their second hold on the trophy, as they lead the best-of-three finals against the St Ann Orchids 1-0, with Game Two scheduled for Thursday. Harwood, the second leading scorer in this season’s competition, was in superb form in game one, as she netted 38 goals from 48 attempts. The 23-year-old Harwood said that she is confident the Hummingbirds will close out the series on Thursday. “I know that the St Ann Orchids are going to come out very strong for the second game, but come Thursday, I will be ready,” Harwood said. “I know for sure that there won’t be a game three because I am going to play my all out and so Kingston Hummingbirds will come out victorious at the end,” she said. The stoutly regarded player, who last represented Jamaica at the 2015 Fast5 Series in New Zealand, said she is itching to get back in the national set-up. LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURN
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC):Jamaica Scorpions suffered their second loss in three outings after Barbados Pride snatched a dramatic one-wicket win in a compelling low-scoring contest under lights at Kensington Oval here Monday.Erratic Scorpions could only muster a disappointing 190 all out after they opted to bat first and Pride then scraped home with two overs left, to notch their third straight win and continue on top of Group B.The visitors appeared favourites to grab the points when they reduced Pride to 143 for eight in the 38th over, with all the leading batsmen already removed.But the tail wagged with Man-of-the-Match Kemar Roach striking a gutsy 23 off 31 balls in an invaluable 42-run ninth wicket partnership with Ashley Nurse who made an unbeaten 21.Sulieman Benn, who finished unbeaten on two, joined Nurse and together they calmly levelled the scores, before the West Indies left-arm spinner pushed speedster Renard Leveridge down the ground for the winning runs, off the last ball of the 48th over.BATTING BLUSTERShane Dowrich had earlier top-scored with 40 while Roston Chase also chipped in with 23 but Pride’s usual batting bluster deserted them and they never came to grips with the tricky run chase.Once again, former West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor made things difficult by claiming three for 38 from his ten overs while new ball partner, rookie Renard Leveridge, was outstanding with two for 35 from his ten.Campbell supported with two for 33 from six overs.Scorpions had earlier needed Rovman Powell’s aggressive 74 to rebound from the threat of total collapse and get up to their eventual score.Slumping badly at 97 for six in the 28th over, Scorpions were boosted by Powell’s bravado, as the right-hander smashed three fours and six sixes in a stroke-filled 79-ball knock.He helped put on 77 for the seventh wicket with Damion Jacobs, whose 31 came from 47 balls and included four fours.
Creamline gets headway for bronze medal, trumps Air ForceCreamline gets headway for bronze medal, trumps Air Force
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Ateneo’s Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed momentAteneo’s Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed moment
And tick away it did as the Green Archers failed to shot a sensible attempt as a bright red light illuminated the clocks’ borders.Ateneo emerged as the victors and capped off its 7-0 first round with a 76-75 win over the defending champions.And as the tournament heads into its crucial stage, Nieto also looked forward and would treat his heroics as mere memory.“I won’t let it go to my mind, I’m more focused on our next game,” said Nieto, who finished the game with 16 points. “When another opportunity like that comes my way, I will just follow coach Tab [Baldwin] because he knows best.”ADVERTISEMENT What to do post-run to maximize your results OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Matt Nieto took his spot just an inch behind the free throw line with the game clock stopped at 3.9 seconds and the scoreboards at 75-74 in favor of archrivals De La Salle.The blue crowd collectively held its breath while the people in green tried every distraction allowed by Mall of Asia security.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Nieto looked at the rim, dribbled the ball twice, and shot his free throw. Swish. He repeated the same motion one more time and the scoreboards now read 76-75 in favor of the Blue Eagles.“Actually, I was just relaxed, we’re always practicing our free throws each and every day,” said Nieto now in a more somber area inside the venue. “It’s always my routine, it’s the same routine, whether it’s the first free throw in the game or the last.”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 just shot it like it’s my normal routine and luckily my practice paid off.”The game, however, wasn’t finished yet as the 3.9 seconds that got stuck during Nieto’s free throws would now tick away. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 comments
ONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to YamaguchiONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to Yamaguchi
The Japanese fighter is looking to challenge Lee for the belt anew, but told her to “take their time” when it came to her recovery. The hard-fighting Iniong, meanwhile, absorbed her first loss in Asia’s top mixed martial arts promotion, but not before giving Yamaguchi all she could handle in the ring. Iniong managed to stuff some of Yamaguchi’s takedowns attempts but her Japanese foe always found a way to try again. ADVERTISEMENT The 27-year-old Team Lakay bet struggled to land solid blows against Yamaguchi, who controlled the action and showcased her superior grappling skills. It was the vengeance that Yamaguchi was looking for, three years since their last fight that ended in split decision in favor of Iniong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneYamaguchi then called out Angela Lee, who she was supposed to face for the ONE Atomweight belt before the Singaporean met a car accident tow eeeks ago.“I wanna avenge that loss too,” Yamaguchi told Lee, who had emotional entrance before the main card. Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi vs Philippines’ Gina Iniong during their ONE: Immortal Pursuit bout at Singapore Stadium. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—- Gina Iniong put on a tough stand but Mei Yamaguchi just showed why she’s the top fighters in the division. Iniong had her win streak snapped as she bowed to Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Stadium here. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? ONE: PH’s Corminal loses by submission to Lepont Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UE was firmly in control of Adamson in the fifth set breaking off any comeback attempt the Lady Falcons mustered in the deciding period.Mary Ann Mendrez gave UE an 11-6 lead with an off-the-block kill and even though Mary Joy Dacoron cut the deficit to two for Adamson, 13-11, the Lady Warriors were quick to respond.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 folkShaya Adorador, with the help of Seth Rodriguez, denied Mylene Paat at the top for UE’s 14-11 lead.Then, Adorador closed things off with an off speed kill to award the Lady Warriors their first victory in Season 80. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a long time coming but University of the East is finally in the winners’ circle after battling back to stun Adamson University, 25-22, 22-25, 14-24, 25-20, 15-13, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Warriors posted their first win after dropping their first six games while the Lady Falcons, who shocked La Salle in their previous outing, dropped to 3-4.ADVERTISEMENT Mendrez had had 12 points to lead UE while Adorador added 11.Paat led Adamson with 23 points while Soyud and Dacoron had 21 combined points.Despite Adamson winning in kills, 59-36, the Lady Falcons gave away 52 points due to their errors while UE managed to keep its miscues to 31.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Interim head coach Rod Roque, who also serves as the school’s athletic director, said the players’ belief in themselves was what allowed them to win and snap their 13-game losing streak that began midway part of Season 79.“When I watched their games before, I can see that they already have the skills and you just have to tap into them,” said Roque, who replaced Francis Vicente, in Filipino. “So when I took over, I didn’t change anything, I just told them to believe in themselves.”“They followed every bit of instruction I gave them in practice and I told them that if they replicated what they did in practice, we can win the game.”There may have been luck involved, but UE enjoyed Adamson’s disastrous fourth set as the Lady Warriors received 16 free points due to the Lady Falcons’ errors.Adamson head coach Air Padda also experimented with her lineup when she chose to sit out starters Jema Galanza, Chiara Permentilla, and Eli Soyud in the first set.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP softball: UE blanks NU in playoff for No. 3 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano
Read Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina La Salle, UP score View comments Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo, front left, gets a rebound over Washington Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — James Johnson scored 20 points, Wayne Ellington added 17 and the Miami Heat ran away in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 129-102 on Saturday night.Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder and Kelly Olynyk all scored 13 for the Heat, who never trailed and outscored Washington 43-28 in the third. That was Miami’s highest-scoring quarter in a regular-season contest since Oct. 30, 2013 — 394 games ago.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heat forward Justise Winslow walked off the floor and went right to the locker room before the final horn, even though the clock was running and he was still in the game. Winslow was shaken up on a play in the final minute, then came to the scorer’s table and knocked off a phone and some other items in a clear show of frustration.GRINDINGWashington is now eight games through a stretch of 13 consecutive games against teams with winning records — all without All-Star guard John Wall. The Wizards are now 4-4 in those games, and won’t face a sub-.500 team again until hosting New York on March 25.UP NEXTWizards: Host Minnesota on Tuesday.Heat: Visit Portland on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Dwyane Wade got the 8,000th field goal of his career in the first half, but left less than a minute into the fourth quarter with what was diagnosed as a mild left hamstring strain. The Heat have a six-hour flight to Portland on Sunday, in advance of a game there Monday.Jodie Meeks scored 23 for the Wizards, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Bradley Beal scored 14 for Washington, which was outscored 76-42 in the paint — even on a night where Heat center Hassan Whiteside couldn’t play because of hip pain and his replacement, Bam Adebayo, was limited with foul trouble.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 folkWashington was within 46-44 with 3:51 left in the second quarter, and from there it was all Heat. Over the next 16 minutes, Miami outscored the Wizards 71-35.It was Miami’s 11th consecutive game scoring at least 100 points, tying the third-longest such streak in team history. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Miami (36-31) carved out a split of the four-game season series with Washington, plus got within two games of the Wizards (38-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff race. A loss on Saturday and the Heat chances of catching the Wizards would have taken a serious hit — since they would have been four games down and with no hope of winning a tiebreaker.TIP-INSWizards: Washington plays only three games in the next 10 days, and two of those are on a back-to-back. … The Wizards waved the white flag in the third, and both benches were emptied for the fourth. … Washington was bidding for only the fifth winning streak of longer than five games in franchise history. The team mark is eight in a row, set back in 1978.Heat: Richardson now has 890 points this season, which is 10 more than he had in his first two seasons combined. … Miami’s only longer streaks of scoring 100 points were a 14-game run in 1994, and a 12-game streak last season. The Heat also had an 11-game streak in 2016. … The Heat were averaging 100.4 points before Wade returned. In his 12 games back, they’ve averaged 111.5 per game.WINSLOW BOTHEREDADVERTISEMENT
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