Month: January 2020

Solar power for Indoor Sports Centre

first_imgMinister with responsibility for sports, Natalie Neita-Headley, revealed yesterday, that the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) is one step closer to becoming a fully operational solar-powered facility.The NISC complex is located next to the National Stadium and was built in 2003 to stage the World Netball Championships.Neita-Headley said that the intention was to have the facility fitted with a more modern, cost-effective, efficient and environmentally friendly source of energy capable of hosting from small to world-class sporting events.Solar-generated power at the multi-purpose facility would drastically reduce the venue’s electricity costs. It would essentially lower the cost sportspersons, organisations and associations pay to rent the venue during their hosting of night competitions also.”I am just coming from the Indoor Sports Centre where we have just launched a pilot project where the Indoor Sports Centre will be having solarised power,” said Neita-Headley.She was speaking at a press conference held at the Jamaica Olympic Association office on Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 6, yesterday.The project is described as a first coming out of a new legislation programme on national energy solutions.”More persons, more organisations, more associations will be able to utilise the venue without having to reach all the costs of energy,” she stressed, while adding that those paying to rent the NISC will soon be able to see a reduction in the cost for renting the hosting facility.last_img read more

10-man ‘Charlie’ ease past St Mary’s College

first_imgSecond-half goals from substitutes Kemar James (56th, 88th minutes) and Ashawn Ricketts (73rd) lifted 10-man Charlie Smith High to a 3-0 win over St Mary’s College in Group D of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup at the Anthony Spaulding Complex yesterday. In a lacklustre first half, the home team failed to register a shot on target but had the better possession, while the visitors came closer to scoring with a two long-range efforts. However, the introduction of James and Ricketts at the interval paid dividends almost immediately with James racing on to a pass over the defence to put a delicate lob over the St Mary’s College custodian 11 minutes into the second half. Charlie Smith looked much more positive after going in front, but they suffered a set-back when Zamario Sinclair was shown a straight red for an off-the-ball incident on 72 minutes. EXTENDED LEAD The Jerome Waite-coached team, however, extended their lead a minute later, thanks to Ricketts’ solo effort. The midfielder cut inside from the right, leaving two defenders in his wake before beating the goalkeeper with a looping shot, albeit with the aid of a deflection. After squandering a number of easy scoring chances, Charlie Smith sealed the win two minutes from time when James redirected a low cross from six yards. Waite said that it’s the dream of every coach when they make substitutions that it bears fruit and he was pleased to see his two early changes got the job done. “It is always good when youngsters can analyse the game from the bench that when they go into the game they can make a difference,” he said. But although satisfied with three points, he admitted it wasn’t their best display and believes his young team has to improve. “It was a spirited performance although we started a bit tentative, but as the game progressed, they came into their own. There is room for improvement in all departments as we made some silly mistakes,” Waite concluded.last_img read more

Seeking My Dream headlines trophy run

first_imgThe top distance horses in training will face the starter at Caymanas Park today in the grade one feature for the Legal Light Trophy over 1820 metres on the Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme.Although the race has attracted a small field of six, it is embedded with quality. Present are the 2015 ‘Horse of the Year’, SEEKING MY DREAM, with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle; last year’s Superstakes winner, FRANFIELD, under champion jockey Shane Ellis; as well as the island’s top stayer, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR; and the progressive American filly, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, who bids for a hat-trick of wins.The class of the principals is unquestionable, yet I believe victory will go to the Wayne DaCosta trained SEEKING MY DREAM, who shoulders topweight of 57.0kg and will be allowing weight all around.BEST HORSE IN THE COUNTRYBy virtue of his impressive win in the inaugural running of the $13.5 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile on December 5 last year, the 4-y-o chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’, Alsafra, has established himself as the best horse in the country and despite his narrow loss to FRANFIELD in the recent Chairman’s Trophy over 1500 metres, he can definitely rebound with a win.With little early pace in the race, SEEKING MY DREAM (working well) represents the controlling speed and coming from the number one post position on the rails, should have enough in the last furlong to stave off stable companion PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD.Other firm fancies on the card are STAR OF DAVID in the Grooms’ Association of Jamaica Trophy over the straight five course; PERFECT FLYER to capture the closing Win Dem Wheels Trophy race ahead of MISS DOROTHY; as well as AGAKHAN IN the third and the front running PUDDY POOH in the overnight allowance race for the Roy Hamilton Trophy, this in recognition of one of the five veteran grooms to be honoured by the Azar Group on the day.last_img read more

Lue refutes Smith in Russell’s case against JADCO

first_img SYSTEM UPDATES He admitted seeing the notification to respond to JADCO’s letter and update whereabouts, however, he thought Quinn was dealing with the situation properly. Meanwhile, Smith admitted assisting Lue with the ADAMAS system updates for Russell, but stated that he never knew she was updating at the time. Lue, however, insisted that he (Smith) knew she was updating and assisted her step by step all the way. “I knew nothing of the system, so I called and spoke with Smith and he told me I needed a password and user name. I contacted Andre, who gave me the user name and password, and I called back Tajae, who told me where to go and walked me through the process,” she said. “I said I was putting in the info, when I put in the info the page would change colour, so he would say do this … and he said all was fine after we ended,” she stated. The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 17. The files and exchange of written submissions will be due on November 7 at 4 p.m., while the transcript from the typist is due on October 24. JADCO’s lawyer Lackston Robinson spent the majority of yesterday’s cross-examination of West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell trying to prove that the 28-year-old was tardy in submitting whereabouts information to the national anti-doping body. However, the cricketer said although he asked Judith Lue and then Wil Quinn to oversee his whereabout updates, he still tried to meet JADCO’s whereabout requirements, but communique from JADCO left him baffled and confused as he felt his whereabouts was being updated by a third party, as his very busy schedule and not knowing how to update information on JADCO’s ADAMAS website made it very difficult to make updates himself. Russell also argued that JADCO never extended an invitation to him for any of their educational sessions, despite his many visits to the agency. “Whether or not you had difficulty manoeuvring the ADAMAS system, did you go to JADCO to seek assistance to manoeuvre ADAMAS,” Robinson asked. Russell replied: “I’ve been a professional cricketer for seven to eight years and I have been involved in the system for four to five years, and they have never mentioned about an educational session. I always try my best to reach out to JADCO, but there was no support,” he said. “I’ve never tried to abandon the system, and that’s why I got my agent involved, but being all over playing cricket it is rough,” he stated. Russell explained that he was extremely confused about the third filing failure, as Quinn was overseeing the situation and his schedule was very hectic during that period. “I thought we were getting somewhere with JADCO. But I was surprised when I was training at Sabina that I heard some females talking about my whereabouts not being updated. So I went there (JADCO) same time and got it updated, but in the evening when I reached home I got a filing failure package at my gate,” he explained.last_img read more

Taylor struggles,Thunder lose again

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia, (CMC):There was little joy for West Indies star Stafanie Taylor or her Sydney Thunder side as they slumped to their second loss in three outings in the Women’s Big Bash here yesterday.Playing at Blacktown International Sportspark, Thunder were restricted to a meagre 115 for eight off their 20 overs and Brisbane Heat – without Taylor’s injured Windies teammate Deandra Dottin – cruised to their target with seven balls remaining, to pull off a comfortable nine-wicket victory.Despite the loss, the reigning champions remained second in the standings on nine points, just one point adrift of leaders and city rivals, Sydney Sixers.REAL ENTERPRISEHeat, meanwhile, moved into fifth spot on eight points in a tightly bunched top six separated by a mere two points.Opting to bat first, Thunder struggled from the outset and only captain Alex Blackwell with 43 from 49 balls displayed any real enterprise.Taylor, without a half-century in the tournament, struck two fours in nine before becoming the first wicket to fall in the third over.Blackwell helped put on 32 for the fourth wicket with Nicola Carey (16) to leave Thunder on 80 for three in the 15th over but five wickets tumbled for 31 runs at the end as their challenge fizzled.In reply, opener Beth Mooney struck an unbeaten 75 from 66 deliveries to energise the Heat run chase.She put on 63 for the first wicket with Kirby Short (13) and a further 54 in an unbroken second wicket partnership with Jess Jonassen (20 not out).last_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino sails to D-League quarters, drubs AMA

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Daniel Salonga paced his side with 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the swan song for AMA Online Education (1-9), while Junjun Alas got 13 markers in the defeat.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 125 – Sargent 20, Gumaru 18, Isip 15, Publico 13, Subido 10, Alabanza 8, Javelona 8, Javillonar 7, Marata 7, Iñigo 6, Lopez 5, Moralde 4, Gavieres 2, Salcedo 2.AMA 71 – Salonga 14, Alas 13, Bonleon 12, Paras 9, Carpio 6, Macaranas 5, Celso 4, Tobias 4, Jordan 3, Calma 1, Magpantay 0, Malones 0.Quarters: 33-26, 64-39, 94-51, 125-71.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Mark Isip fired 11 of his 15 points in the second quarter pullaway as Marinerong Pilipino escaped the clutches of the Titans after a close first quarter, 33-26, for a decisive 64-39 halftime lead. The veteran forward also added three rebounds and three assists, all coming in the first half.Julian Sargent also made his imprint, dropping 10 of his 20 markers in the third quarter, alongside his seven boards, five dimes, and four steals, as the Skippers widened the lead to as high as 56, 121-65, late in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Donald Gumaru took advantage of the extended garbage time to rack 18 points and three assists, Rey Publico got 13 markers and five rebounds, and Renzo Subido fired 10 points, two boards, and two assists against his former team.“This is a good win for us going to the playoffs, but I always remind the players that the playoffs is a different animal and it’s a good thing that we have veterans who’ve been there before,” said coach Koy Banal. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Mark Isip. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino completed its dream voyage to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup playoffs with an emphatic 125-71 sinking of AMA Online Education Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Not even the torrential rains could derail the Skippers from cruising to their fifth straight win as they ended their maiden eliminations campaign with a 6-4 record.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bolt wants to go out ‘unbeatable’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2013, file photo, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt competes to win the men’s 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships, in Moscow, Russia. The man who reshaped the record book and saved his sport along the way is saying goodbye. His runs through the 100 meters and Jamaica’s 4×100 relay at next week’s world championships are expected to produce golds yet again, along with leaving people to wonder who could possibly take his place. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)Usain Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships.In eight individual finals at the past four worlds as well as in four 4x100m relay finals, Bolt has only suffered one hiccup: when he false started in the 100m final in Daegu in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “My coach (Glen Mills) is confident and I’m ready to go. I’m fully confident, 100 percent.”While labelling himself “for some reason, the underdog”, Bolt fired out a warning shot at potential rivals by saying he wanted to bring the curtain down on his individual exploits as a sprinter who was “unbeatable, unstoppable”.Bolt suffered a rare defeat in the 100m by two-time doping cheat Justin Gatlin at the Rome Diamond League meet in 2013, losing out by a hundredth of a second.And the multi-medalled American, now 35, will be in the field in the British capital and a nailed-down contender for a podium place.Bolt Gatlin’s nemesisADVERTISEMENT TNT needs to ‘learn to adjust’ after another foul-laden game, says Racela Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Eleven world titles to go along with eight Olympic golds: Bolt has the experience of dealing with multi-round big-event racing.It would be a brave person to bet against the 30-year-old Jamaican, no matter how sluggish, relatively speaking, his season has been so far.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’He has had only three outings, all over 100m, and only once dipped under the 10-second barrier, in Monaco last month (9.95sec).“If I show up at a championships I’m fully confident,” Bolt maintained. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100m gold medallist and 2005 world champion before serving a ban between 2006-10, won silvers behind Bolt in Beijing in 2015 and Moscow two years previously, and last year became the oldest man to win a 100m Olympic medal when he took silver in Rio, also behind his Jamaican nemesis.Bolt’s teammate Yohan Blake, world 100m champion in 2011 after the false start, and Gatlin’s compatriot Christian Coleman, who has the season’s fastest time of 9.82sec, should be in the running.And Canadian Andre de Grasse, South African Akani Simbine and Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut all have a realistic chance of bagging a medal should they safely negotiate heats and keep enough in reserve from Friday’s heats for Saturday’s semi-final and final.“I love competition, I thrive on competition and I want people to run fast to push me,” warned Bolt, who set the current world record of 9.58sec when he won world gold in Berlin in 2009, his winning times in the last two championships being 9.79 and 9.77 respectively.“I’m the underdog, for some reason,” Bolt said. “That’s what I keep reading. That’s what my team keeps telling me… I’ve got to prove myself once more.“My last race was 9.95, which shows I’m going in the right direction. The two rounds (of heats and semi-finals) always help me. I’m always going forward.“At a championships it’s about who keeps their nerve. I’ve been here before. It’s time to go. It’s ‘go’ time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Move over Neymar: how rugby players hope to change Brazil

first_imgBrazilian teenagers take a rugby class in a soccer field in the Morro do Castro shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 1, 2017. Brazilian-British Oxford University graduate Robert Malengreau, founder of the NGO UmRio, teaches rugby to young people from the Morro do Castro favela or shantytown in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, supporting young people in communities affected by crime and violence to provide them with an enabling environment where they can access new opportunities. AFPThe boys and girls running on the dusty football pitch in a Rio favela could be kids anywhere in Brazil if not for one detail: the oddly shaped ball they’re chasing.Soccer may be king across the land of Pele, but in Morro do Castro, a favela in the hills above Rio suburb Niteroi, rugby and the oval ball rule.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Tackling lifeThe man who brought rugby to this poor, sleepy and occasionally perilous tropical corner is Robert Malengreau.Half-British, half-Brazilian, Malengreau, 28, played at high amateur levels in England, and is an Oxford University graduate.He always loved the game, but the tragedy of Brazil’s favelas, which are often under control of drug traffickers and shunned by the rest of society, made him want to try something more ambitious than just coaching.So four years ago he launched an NGO called UmRio, or One Rio, with the idea that introducing something as foreign as rugby might also shake things up beyond the field. Rugby, he says, “is an entry point.”To test his theory, Malengreau partnered with the school in Morro do Castro, a community he describes as “abandoned” by the government, and began teaching sport — and a new way of living.Players from around the world, including from Oxford and Cambridge universities, help with the actual rugby coaching.But just as importantly, local dentists and doctors volunteer for clinics, boosting healthcare in a community of about 6,000 with only one permanent dentist.English language courses and mentoring by Brazilian and foreign teachers mean that students get as much help with schoolwork as on tackling technique.A key symbolic point is backing from Oxford and Cambridge rugby clubs, which have donated their famous dark and light blue shirts, and the less tangible gift of encouraging favela kids to aspire. LATEST STORIES Sure, it’s not Twickenham or Eden Park. The pitch in Morro do Castro isn’t even close to the facilities you’d find at schools in Australia, Britain or other traditional rugby playing countries.Players wear a mishmash of shirts, some are barefoot. There are no rugby posts, the grass is patchy and when the ball’s kicked too far, it falls into an open sewer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogShould drug traffickers or police start shooting in the favela — a real hazard — kids are trained to take cover under a concrete wall behind the goalposts.But the rugby is serious. 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How to help the Taal evacuees “It’s Oxford and Cambridge saying ‘the doors are open for you,’” Malengreau said.About 400 children have participated so far and the message is getting through.As a black boy from a favela, Franklin Cruz, a small, nippy 14 year old, has grown used to people expecting him to wind up a drug trafficker or, at best, a low paid construction worker.The rugby adventure, he says, has emboldened him.“Why not become an architect or a doctor or lawyer?” he asks.Beach rugby champsMalengreau says there was a “bit of a shock” when he first showed up in the favela with five enormous Oxford University players and a bag of rugby balls.“I’d never heard of rugby in my life,” Chagas says, remembering how his football-obsessed friends were astonished to be told, “‘No, you’re not meant to kick!’”The learning curve was only starting.Rugby is more of a team sport than football, less prone to relying on individual stars, Malengreau says. There’s also none of football’s culture of yelling back at referees. Two dozen young players sprint over the threadbare turf, spinning the ball between hands in swift, well coordinated drills. And when they perform the haka, New Zealand’s famous Maori war dance, their passion is unmistakable, even if there’s a bit of a samba vibe, with plenty of dabbing for good measure.By the end of training, Lucas Aquino Chagas, a dreadlocked 17-year-old who captains one of the touch rugby teams, sports a big smile.Brazil, with a population of 208 million, only has about 16,000 registered rugby players, compared to the millions in football. It’s fair to say that most teenage boys probably dream of pulling on the national team’s yellow shirt or emulating Neymar’s riches.But Chagas’ dream?“To play for the All Blacks,” he says without hesitation.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Going against the grain of macho Brazilian society, girls play touch rugby on equal terms with boys.And Malengreau pushes them all out of their comfort zone by encouraging use of English phrases during training, like: “Ready, ready up!” before defending a line.At a recent touch rugby tournament, the favela kids descended in two teams to Niteroi’s wealthy beach area to play other schools on the sand.One of Morro do Castro’s teams, resplendent in striped Cambridge University shirts, was crowned champion, prompting whooping and more dabbing.Janaina Trancoso, mother of a girl in the program, said a bigger victory looms for these children who otherwise might never have imagined escaping the favela’s isolation.“I think a door has opened for them,” Trancoso, 40, said.“With time they will manage to see that the world is big and that there are other possibilities.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Black vows to sort out Alapag-Nabong issue View commentslast_img read more

Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run

first_img“We played a perfect match,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Deportivo, in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave Madrid an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.Nacho and Bale helped Madrid rally before halftime, and each scored again in the second half along with Modric. Bale’s first goal came from a neat left-footed shot that was curled into the top corner by the far post.Ronaldo, who hadn’t found the net in three games and had been among those criticized by fans, scored with a shot from close range just a few minutes before getting injured. He did not celebrate.___BIGGER LEADBarcelona scored five second-half goals against midtable Real Betis after an even first half at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, then Messi and Suarez took over and added to their scoring runs.Messi is the league’s scoring leader with 19 goals, and Suarez has 15.Messi’s second goal late in the game was one to admire, with the Argentine entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net. “The players needed a game like this, a victory with a lot of goals,” Zidane said. “It’s always good to score seven times at home. It’s not something that happens very often so we are happy about it. We have to keep this momentum going.”Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez also scored twice, and Luka Modric added another goal for Madrid as it regained fourth place in the standings. Madrid remains 19 points behind leader Barcelona, which later routed Real Betis 5-0 in Seville with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scoring a pair of goals.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 folkAt the start of the league’s second half, Barcelona is 11 points in front of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 14 points ahead of Valencia. Atletico lost ground after a 1-1 home draw against Girona on Saturday, while Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas.Madrid is five points behind Valencia but has a game in hand. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Ronaldo had to leave with about five minutes remaining after being hit by defender Fabian Schar’s boot while scoring the team’s sixth goal with a header. He was attended on the field for a while and could not continue as blood spilled over his face.While walking off the field, with his face still stained by the blood, Ronaldo asked for the doctor’s cell phone to take a look at the injury.Zidane said the Portugal forward needed “two or three stitches but was fine.”Madrid had already made three substitutions, but the much-needed victory was already secured by then.The fans who had loudly jeered the team in recent matches were cheering on their feet after the final whistle at the Bernabeu. The easy win followed a series of poor results that all but ended Madrid’s title chances.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases ___CELTA WINSMaxi Gomez scored a second-half winner as Celta Vigo rallied to defeat struggling Real Sociedad 2-1 and move closer to the Champions League spots.Striker Willian Jose put the hosts ahead early in the first half — but later missed a penalty kick — as forward Iago Aspas equalized for Celta.It was the second consecutive win for Celta, which is now seventh in the standings.Real Sociedad, in 15th place, has lost three in a row.___LATE EQUALIZERJoseba Zaldua scored in the 90th as Leganes salvaged a 2-2 draw at Alaves after trailing by two goals for much of the second half.Munir El Haddadi and Alfonso Pedraza put the hosts ahead with quick goals after halftime, and Gabriel Pires pulled Leganes closer in the 75th. 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NCAA volleyball: Shock loss to Arellano fire up San Beda

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netComing off a deflating loss in a showdown with Arellano University four days ago, San Beda redeemed itself with a big win over Final Four contender San Sebastian on Tuesday.Last Friday’s duel between San Beda and Arellano was one of the few matches in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament that had some kind of anticipation to it with both teams staking an undefeated record in a potential finals matchup.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Out of February window for Gilas, Abueva vows to make up for lost time Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Also back to her old self was San Beda’s star spiker Cesca Raqraquin, who pumped in a game-high 20 points, including three of her team’s points during a 7-0 run that ended the match.Raqraquin’s performance atoned for her subpar play against the Lady Chiefs, who held her to measly six points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But it didn’t even come close to living up to the hype with the Lady Red Spikers failing to put up a fight as the Lady Chiefs cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-17, win.READ: NCAA volleyball: Arellano shuts down San Beda to earn semis berthFEATURED 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 folkBut the loss, though, painful, was put to good use in another crucial tiff.“[The loss] served as our motivation because we needed to bounce back from that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino after his team’s 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18 victory over the Lady Stags. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “[The win] boosted our morale,” he said.In stark contrast to the Arellano game, where San Beda was a step slow to the defending champion, the Lady Red Spikers, this time, played sharp.And it was one of the things Gavino noticed.READ: NCAA volleyball: Arellano thinks fatigue big factor in San Beda’s downfall“The girls moved really quick unlike against Arellano when they were sluggish and soft. I also saw their willingness to win today.”ADVERTISEMENT 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