FIDE Candidate Master Malaku Lorne defeated FIDE Master (FM) Warren Elliott in a two-game blitz chess play-off match – 1.5-05 – to win the Millionaire Chess Qualifier on Sunday at the Jamaica Olympic Association head office.Lorne went into the final round as the sole leader with 4.5 points from five games, only a half-point ahead of tournament favourite and current national champion Elliott.In the final round, Elliott faced veteran Eton Chin, who he dispatched fairly easily to end on five points. Lorne, however, had to endure a close battle with another veteran, National Master Geoffrey Byfield, before earning a draw.Lorne and Elliott, therefore, ended regulation play tied on five points each and had to contend a two-game play-off to determine the winner of the tournament.RELATIVELYEASYVICTORYIn the end, Lorne registered a relatively easy 1.5-0.5 victory to win the play-off match and qualifier, plus free entry worth US$1,500 to the Millionaire Chess Open, scheduled to take place from October 8-11, 2015, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.Lorne’s airfare and accommodation in Las Vegas will also be covered as part of his prize for winning the Qualifier.The Qualifier was sponsored by the Millionaire Chess Open, the Kasparov Chess Foundation, the Jamaica Olympic Association and Chrystar Villas hotel.
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St ElizabethSt Bess capped a fairy-tale season when they defeated defending champions Black Star 2-1 to win the Magnum/St Elizabeth FA Major League title.In the final hosted at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) last weekend, St Bess rocked the champions early when Cleon Barrett score in fifth minute. They were, however, brought down to earth when Kareem Lewis scored four minutes later to equalise at 1-1.The score remained 1-1 until the half-time break to keep the sides’ fans on the edge.However, eight minutes after the resumption, Kirk Wanliss scored to give the St Bess team a 2-1 lead. It would remain that way as new champions were created.The occasion was historic as St Bess were competing in the Major League for the first season.On the other hand, it was a major disappointment for Black Star who had won the midseason title over Real Treasure Beach FC and also led on points for the duration of the preliminary round.Both teams will, however, represent the parish in the upcoming South Central Confed play-offs. Holland Police Youth Club secured third after a play-off with fellow beaten semi-finalist Real Treasure Beach FC. Both teams played to a 2-2 draw after regulation and extra time, but Holland prevailed 9-8 on penalties.Star Zone shine British-USA Invitational outclass Stone LoveStone Love International were no match for the British-USA Invitational football team as the former were trounced 4-0 in an exhibition game during the Jus Kool Promotions’ British Champions League one-day tournament at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium recently.Kevin Clarke scored a double strike, while Ben Bryan and Oliver Turbul completed the scoring for British-USA Invitational.In the opening game Duhaney Park Masters beat Waterhouse Masters 3-1.Meanwhile, Donovan ‘Chunky’ Hylton of Jus Kool Promotions said that he felt it necessary to rekindle people’s love for this football tournament in this community with its return after 10 years in the wilderness. He was pleased that Exclusiv Vodka, represented by brand executive Marlon Thompson, was on board. The event also featured music by the world-renowned Stone Love Movements, a fish fry and a fun day for the children.Dunbeholden, Bodles rule St CatherineDunbeholden and Bodles FC were both crowned champions of the St Catherine Football Association’s Major and Division One Leagues, respectively, at the Spanish Town Prison Oval last Sunday.Dunbeholden defeated Tru Juice 1-0 in a hard-fought final, as a first-half goal by Lorenzo Dubidad gave them the Major League title in the feature encounter of a double-header. In the opening game, captain Andre Dyce (10th minute penalty) and Donovan Wolfe’s 70th minute strike secured a 2-0 win for Bodles over Watson Grove.Jamaica Lacrosse seek help from overseasCalbert Hutchinson, president of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association, spent some time in Toronto, Canada, last week in strategic planning and idea sharing sessions with one of the all-time greats from the sport, John Tavares, a 19-time all-pro selection. Tavares, who played for the Buffalo Bandits, is the leading scorer in National Lacrosse League history.PFM International wins big in cricketThe spirit of defending champions Power of Faith Ministries International (PFM Int’l) were lifted after they shrugged off last week’s shock loss to Power of Faith Development (PFM Dev.) team, as they won by 135 runs over Faith Temple New Testament in their cricket match. Scores: PFM Int’l. 193-5; Peter Harrison 89 (nine 4s, six 6s), 45 deliveries; Junior Stewart 43. Anthony Richards 2-31. Faith Temple 58 all-out in 9.2 overs; Anthony Richards 23, Mario Walters 3-11. Marlon Hoilette 2-0 from 0.2 overs and Aston Canegan 2-21.In the opening game, Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) defeated PFM Dev. by 22 runs. Scores: PGA 130-5 – Damion Bryce 51 and Ralston Nelson 31. Jerome Herion 2-22 and Duvanne Mighty 2-23. In response, PFM were restricted to 108-5. Shannon King 24 and Dwight Burrell 26. Kimani Morgan 2-10.All four teams are on five points each. Game on this morning: PFM Int’l vs PGA at 10 a.m.St Bess FC rule in Manchester Division One finalStar Zone prevailed 2-0 over Technical Strikers 2-0 to lift the 2016 Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One football title.In the final at Brooks Park, Star Zone secured promotion to next season’s Major League through goals from Geo Givans (14th minute) and Jermaine Robinson (90th).Both teams are relatively new to competition at the parish level. Remarkably, it was Star Zone’s debut season, while Technical Strikers were competing for the second year.Both teams can be promoted, but the Manchester FA reserves the right to make a final assessment re management structure and readiness.
Past The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1400 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO – NW41. #1 LEGENDARY PLEASURE LSteadman2 53.02. #2 CONCUR AndrePowell3 54.03. #7 JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey2 52.04. #6 JUNIOR DON JPatterson2 52.0WIN: $195.00PLACE: $76.00, $151.00, $108.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:13.3Winner : 6yo ch horse – WAR MARSHALL – FIGHT FOR PLEASURETrainer: PATRICK FONG Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $1,693.00 Ex: $1,919.00Trifecta: $1,550.00Race 2 1400 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #6 PARTY CUP JPatterson2 51.02. #2 GOFORHOME LSteadman2 54.0 16-3/4L3. #5 WAITING FOR ONE JInnis3 54.0 Head4. #3 GOODOL’UNCLECLINK GaryWilliams 57.0 6LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $74.00, $71.00, $129.00Final Time : 1:28.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.4, 1:14.1Winner : 4yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – SMARTY MARTYTrainer: JOSEPH THOMAS Owner : BORRIS MCINTOSHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $241.00 Ex: $393.00D/E: $596.00Superfecta: $2,958.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-NW2 & 6YO&UP-NW41. #1 TWILIGHT CITIZEN SEllis 54.0*2. #7 ROYAL GIRL OWalker 53.0 2L3. #9 BORDER LINE AntThomas4 50.0 1-1/4L4. #4 PLAY STATION DDawkins2 50.0 4LWIN: $463.00PLACE: $83.00, $70.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.0Winner : 4yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – GOOD CITIZENTrainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner: GERAINT PARCHMENTBred by CARL ANDERSONQu: $1,041.00 Ex: $2,722.00D/E: $1,784.00Superfecta: $10,299.00Rolling Triple: $6,976.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE – FILLIES (DIV.I)1. #7 REJECTED SLEW JPatterson2 51.02. #8 PHOTOGENIC BebHarvey2 52.0 1-3/4L3. #6 SILVER SLIPPERS RLahoe 52.0 1/2L4. #5 CRAFTY STAR AGray4 52.0 1-1/2L*5. #9 MEMORY OF TS LSteadman2 53.0 NeckFELL #1 BELLA SONRISA SBlake 51.0 99/1WIN: $173.00PLACE: $73.00, $77.00, $89.00Final Time : 0:58.4 Splits : 22.4, 45.4Winner : 3yo b filly – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – STONE HARBOR SLEWTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : DWIGHT CHENBred by CLAYON ROWEQu: $424.00 Ex: $627.00D/E: $2,362.00Trifecta: $490.00Hi-5: $5,155.00Rolling Triple: $7,242.00ABBIE GRANNUM MEMORIAL CUPRace 5 1400 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. #5 SOTOMAYOR LSteadman2 53.0*2. #1 HENRY THE SECOND RHalledeen 53.0 1/2L3. #4 NIGHT LIGHT JErwin 52.5 25/1 10-1/2L4. #8 WESTERN WARRIOR SEllis 53.0 2LWIN: $345.00PLACE: $58.00, $51.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:27.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.1, 1:13.2,Winner : 2yo gr colt – TRADITIONAL – RUNAWAY JULIETrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner: DAVID G. MILLER & STEPHAN A. NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $96.00 Ex: $601.00D/E: $2,259.00Superfecta: $1,901.00Rolling Triple: $23,827.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP – NW31. #7 SOUND OF MIRACLE BebHarvey2 53.0*2. #2 ETERNAL JOY SEllis 55.0 2-1/4L3. #1 FIX IT UP RWilson 54.0 2L4. #5 REIGN OVER ALL LSteadman2 55.0 1-1/2L5. #3 HE’S A MACHINE OWalker 57.0 3-1/2LWIN: $478.00PLACE: $57.00, $53.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:08.0 Splits : 23.4, 47.1Winner : 5yo gr filly – MIRACLE MAN – FIORDTrainer : GREGORY FORSYTH Owner : MICHAEL FRANCISBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.,Qu: $109.00 Ex: $1,132.00D/E: $4,481.00Trifecta: $1,211.00Hi-5: $8,514.00Rolling Triple: $19,943.00Super-6: $689,465.40Race 7 1500 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #2 RASHAIDA LAllen 52.02. #7 CAPTAIN DJ JInnis3 54.0 1-1/4L3. #4 TRACKING DANIEL AndreePowell4 55.0 1/2L4. #6 EAZY STEPPING PParchment 52.0 2-1/2LWIN: $789.00PLACE: $224.00, $142.00, $105.00Final Time : 1:36.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, 1:15.3,Winner : 5yo ch filly – DODGEM – AKELATrainer : FITZGERALD RICHARDS Owner : COLLABred by DAVID COLEQu: $7,557.00 Ex: $6,559.00D/E: $7,002.00Superfecta: $174,821.00Rolling Triple: $80,824.00Pick-4: $87,192.00Race 8 1820 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP – NW31. #6 MONEYNEVERSLEEP PFrancis 52.02. #2 STORMONTHESEA BebHarvey2 57.0 1-1/2L*3. #7 COLORS OF WAR RLahoe 52.0 Nose4. #5 YES SHE WILL AndreePowell4 52.0 5-1/2LWIN: $209.00PLACE: $69.00, $70.00, $68.00Final Time : 2:00.4 Splits : 26.2, 51.4, 1:19.0, 1:46.1Winner : 8yo b mare – REGION OF MERIT – SEATTLE PRINCESSTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : MODERN CONNECTIONBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $342.00 Ex: $456.00D/E: $4,789.00Superfecta: $2,746.00Rolling Triple: $42,213.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE – FILLIES (DIV.II)1. #10 CLASSY BUTCHER WHenry 53.0*2. #7 SHEZA SPY BebHarvey2 53.0 2-1/4L3. #8 BUCKALUCK CBrown 52.0 2L4. #12 STRAIGHTFROMUHEART HPottinger2 53.0 Nose5. #9 BOFFO KRobinson 55.0 1-1/4LWIN: $371.00PLACE: $78.00, $69.00, $105.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 3yo ch filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – BUTCHER GALTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : JELF GRAYBred by JELF GRAYQu: $687.00 Ex: $2,140.00D/E: $2,047.00Trifecta: $2,936.00Hi-5: $9,839.00Rolling Triple: $55,814.00PlacePot 8: $5,215.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO – REST. STAKES1. #11 DANCING QUEEN OMullings 50.02. #6 PURE AMAZEMENT DDawkins2 54.0 3L3. #12 MISTER BONES RWilson 53.0 1/2L*4. #3 CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 54.0 1/2L5. #8 FEDORA OEdwards3 50.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #9 MR. DOITBETTAWIN: $277.00PLACE: $146.00, $87.00, $222.00Final Time : 0:57.0 Splits : 22.2, 44.2Winner : 3yo b filly – SORRENTINO – HONEYMOON BAYTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : BALKRISHEN SAGAN-MARAJBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $712.00 Ex:: $1,311.00D/E : (10-11) $4,788.00Trifecta : (11-6-12) $2,326.00Hi-5 : (11-6-12-3-8) $41,725.50Rolling Triple : (6-10-11) $20,344.00MIRACLE CURE SPRINTRace 11 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II(NW2) – F&M*1. #6 LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 52.52. #9 LUNAR ROCKET DDawkins2 53.0 1/2L3. #10 BLUE MOON JErwin 52.5 2-1/2L4. #5 GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 54.0 4L5. #14 OCEAN SEEKER LSteadman2 53.0 1/2LWIN: $133.00PLACE: $90.00, $155.00, $313.00Final Time : 1:05.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.1Winner : 3yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY out of JUST A FLUTTER byTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by BRUCE D LEVYQu: $511.00 Ex: $792.00D/E: $945.00Trifecta: $3,765.00Hi-5: $16,736.50Rolling Triple: $16,434.00Pick-4: $67,468.00Super-6: $1,693,952.00Pick-9: $52,120.00; $566.50Carry-over : $1,009,411.20
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sevilla recovered from Liverpool’s blitz start by salvaging a 3-3 draw with an injury-time equalizer in theChampions League on Tuesday.Roberto Firmino scored twice and set up Sadio Mane’s goal in the first half-hour. But the hosts rallied with a pair of goals by Wissam Ben Yedder in the second half. Guido Pizarro’s late equalizer came from inside the area after Liverpool’s defense failed to fully clear a corner kick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Since I was a kid I’ve always dreamed of playing in an important match which was that dramatic and whichended so well,” Pizarro said.Liverpool could have secured its return to the knockout stage after an eight-year absence, but it heads home for the final round needing not to lose to Spartak Moscow, which was just three points behind. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Spartak, held by last-place Maribor to 1-1 in Russia, remains with a chance of advancing.Sevilla plays its final Group E game at already eliminated Maribor on Dec. 6, when Liverpool hosts Spartak.“The first half scoreline was down to individual errors,” Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo said. “What we had to do was react and rely on our personal pride to turn things around. In the second half Liverpool barely crossed the halfway line.”A home win on Tuesday would have been enough for Sevilla to advance from the group stage for the second consecutive season, but Liverpool shot out of the gate.Only two minutes in, Philippe Coutinho made a corner cross into the near post, Georginio Wijnaldum deflected the ball toward the far post, and Firmino ran behind defenders to drive his shot home.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Madrid thrashes APOEL 6-0 to make Champions League last 16 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES The second goal came after Firmino redirected another Coutinho corner from the right side, and Mane made it to the far post to score with a diving header past Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico.Firmino scored his second on a breakaway spearheaded by Mane down the left side. Mane’s shot from inside the area was stopped by Rico but Firmino was in position to easily tap in the rebound.“We played a very good first half and we stopped playing football in the second half,” Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said. “We didn’t play until we conceded the second goal. After that we improved and had a couple of chances, but they got the equalizer. You have to stay in the game and close the game out. That was our main mistake, we didn’t play football.”Yedder got on the board with a header in the 51st and a penalty kick in the 60th. His first attempt went in but the referee called it back because players entered the penalty area.Liverpool had its chances to put the game away as Sevilla pressed.“It’s really disappointing, but it’s still in our hands so we need to focus on the positives,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said.Liverpool is trying to return to the last 16 for the first time since 2008-09, when its run to the quarterfinals was stopped by Chelsea.The latest result extended Sevilla’s unbeaten streak at home to 26 matches in all competitions, with 17 wins and eight draws.Sevilla hasn’t lost at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in almost a year. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren reacts at the end of a Champions League group E soccer match between Sevilla and Liverpool, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Sevilla tied the game 3-3 in the last minute. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)SEVILLE, Spain — With their team down 3-0 after only 30 minutes, some Sevilla fans started heading out of Sanchez Pizjuan-Stadium.They left too soon.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo from Fiba.comChot Reyes makes the final three cuts in his 15-man pool Thursday on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ first round clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Team Philippines has been in the Japanese capital since Tuesday as Reyes and his staff continue to figure out which best 12-man team can compete with the hosts that will be bannered by naturalized player Ira Brown and talented center Joji Takeuchi.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva will lead Reyes’ frontline against Japan, which is also tall and agile because of Takeuchi and Brown.Reyes would have to decide on whether or not to include Kevin Alas on the roster since the other guard he has in the pool, Kiefer Ravena, seems to be a shoo-in owing to very impressive showings ever since making the Gilas team in the Jones Cup last July.Jayson Castro, twice voted as Asia’s best point guard, could slide into the No. 2 spot, which also gives Reyes the option to include Alas in the team as a back-up to Ravena.After the Friday game, Team PH returns home the following day and will play Chinese-Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Philippines is shooting for no less than a sweep of its first two games for the momentum heading into a clash with world power Australia in February.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ GALLERY: Askren, Aoki face off for ONE: Immortal Pursuit The match against the Japanese is set at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila), and the Philippines will be playing that game without its leading scorer in the last Fiba Asia Cup, Terrence Romeo.Romeo did not make the trip because of a nagging leg injury, and Reyes would have to find the right combination that would come up with the 17.8-point average that the 5-foot-10 point guard churned out in Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Not yet, we’re still deciding,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer Wednesday afternoon, one day ahead of the Fiba deadline.The team managers’ meeting, slated Thursday afternoon, is the final day for both teams to decide as Japan will also trim down a 14-man pool. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES That game will be played Down Under, and so will the return match against the Taiwanese also in February.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Winner team from Russia Angelina Golikova, Olga Fatkulina, Elizaveta Kazelina pose with their medals after the women’s team sprint during the European Speed Skating Championship in Kolomna, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)KOLOMNA, Russia — A Russian speed skater banned from the Olympics for doping won gold Sunday at the European Championships.Olga Fatkulina took Russia to the women’s team sprint title in 1 minute, 26.71 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Norway. Another skater banned from the Olympics, Alexander Rumyantsev, won silver for Russia on Sunday in the men’s team pursuit. Rumyantsev also won silver in Saturday’s 5,000 meters.ADVERTISEMENT Both have been sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee as part of its investigation into a Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, their bans don’t apply in non-Olympic events, because the International Skating Union has yet to follow up with any suspensions of its own.Russia finished second only to the Netherlands in the overall European championship standings on home ice with five gold medals, despite the turmoil around its participation in the Olympics.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 folkRussians will compete in Pyeongchang next month under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” That’s part of the country’s punishment after the IOC ruled Russian athletes were systematically doped at the 2014 Games.The Netherlands won the men’s and women’s team pursuits Sunday, and added another gold when Dutch skater Jan Blokhuijsen won the men’s mass start in 8:23.19. That meant the Netherlands finished with six gold medals from the championships. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Andrea Giovannini was second for Italy, with Ruslan Zakharov of Russia third.Italy took gold and silver in the women’s mass start, with Francesca Lollobrigida beating Francesca Bettrone over the line in 8:38.69. The bronze went to Austrian Vanessa Herzog, collecting her third medal of the championships after gold in the women’s 500 meters and silver in the 1,000.Russia won the men’s team sprint.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES NBTC to release weekly rankings of 24 best high school players in PH Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals
LATEST STORIES But if there’s one thing he knew donning that national tri-colors, it’s that he can always trust the ones on the floor.Romeo never doubted his teammates as the Philippines went on to claim the 89-84 victory over the Akatsuki Five to move to the second round of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“My trust in the team is always there. I know that they won’t give up that easily. All of them already has the experience,” he said.Romeo’s belief never waned even after Japan made a belated run that cut what was once a 15-point lead down to just two, 86-84, with 31.5 seconds to play — especially when he saw who had the rock. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Abueva proves worth with solid outings vs Australia, Japan View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I saw that kuya Jayson (Castro) had the ball. I wasn’t nervous when I saw he had the ball in that last possession,” he said as he even called Castro as the country’s savior.Castro sank the game-clinching floater over Makoto Hiejima with 10.6 seconds remaining before Andray Blatche hit a free throw to put the game away.“They really made me proud,” related the GlobalPort dribbler as Gilas Pilipinas qualified to the second round of the Asian qualifiers. “They delivered at a time where we really need them the most.”The victory makes Romeo all the more excited to make his national team comeback as he seeks to be in tip-top shape for the third window, slated in June.“I promise that I’ll be ready by that time,” he vowed as he continues his recovery from his knee contusion injury. “I can’t say that my return will be a big factor for the team, but all I want is to help the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. .@tbvromeo promises that he’ll be ready for Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/nSnFTGHYWG— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) February 25, 2018The Philippines takes on Chinese Taipei on June 29 in Taipei, before flying back home to try and avenge its loss against Australia on July 2 at Philippine Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMissing Gilas Pilipinas’ duty anew in its game against Japan on Sunday, Terrence Romeo admitted that the itch to play for the national team never wavers, especially after the home squad fell behind 4-20 early.“I always feel that [I want to play], especially when I watch the games. I always want to help the team,” he admitted in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “If you’re going to spend an off-day doing something, other than relaxing, I think the White House is a pretty good gig,” Keuchel said.Keuchel wasn’t the only Astro scrambling to complete his White House wardrobe.“I didn’t bring any ties with me out here, so I’ve got to go buy a tie,” reliever Will Harris said.Last year, the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs actually visited the White House twice, the first time meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama, then a few months later with Trump.Making a special trip during spring training is rare for a World Series champion.ADVERTISEMENT “I know we’ve got an off-day, but I’ll probably come in and just get some work in. Just trying to still get my timing together,” Maybin said. “For me, the mission was accomplished.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Dallas Keuchel. APWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Dallas Keuchel’s new suit arrived not a moment too soon.Now the ace pitcher has the proper attire to wear when visiting the most famous residence in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Raptors roll to 8th straight win, rout Knicks Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Keuchel and his World Series champion Houston teammates will leave their spring training home Monday morning to visit the White House.“I’m looking forward to it,” Keuchel said. “I got a new suit. Also gained some pounds, so my old suits didn’t fit.”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 folkIt’s customary for the president of the United States to invite champions from many sports to visit the White House. Houston is taking advantage of an off-day in its Grapefruit League schedule to accept the invitation from President Donald Trump.The tentative schedule has the Astros leaving West Palm Beach early in the morning, arriving at the White House around noon and returning to South Florida later that evening. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Teams often elect to visit the White House in conjunction with a scheduled series at either the Washington Nationals or Baltimore Orioles. The Astros don’t visit Washington this season and the Astros’ trip to Baltimore doesn’t happen until the final weekend of the season.“That would have been odd for us to wait all the way until that time to celebrate a team that’s another year older,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “I’ll take this day over the other options.”Hinch said he doesn’t mind turning what could have been a restful off day into what will likely be a somewhat hectic travel day.“I like it better as a day off in spring than I do a day off in the season,” Hinch said. “Those are valuable. We’re already on the east coast so that makes it convenient enough.”Houston officials said they anticipate all holdovers from last year’s team will make the trip.The Astros also invited players who left the team during the offseason to accompany the excursion. St. Louis closer Luke Gregerson and Pittsburgh pitcher Joe Musgrove are expected to join their former teammates.“It will be cool to see some of the guys that were with the team last year that aren’t with us anymore,” Harris said. “Looking forward to having a plane ride with those guys, catching up and kind of reminiscing on what we accomplished last year for a few hours. It will be a good time.”Carlos Beltran, who won a World Series ring with the Astros in his final season, said last month that he wouldn’t attend the ceremony for family reasons. He said his decision wasn’t a political statement, and added he wasn’t happy with the federal government’s response to the devastation Hurricane Maria caused in his native Puerto Rico.Outfielder Cameron Maybin played 21 games with Houston after being claimed off waivers late in the season.He signed with the Miami Marlins after 2018 camp opened and declined the invitation to travel to the White House. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZIt’s been more than a decade since the Philippines placed in the volleyball podium of the Southeast Asian Games, but with the country hosting the 2019 edition Ramon Suzara has high hopes for the sport he helped flourish.Suzara, who is the president of the Philippine Superliga, said both the men’s and women’s volleyball events will be played at Smart Araneta Coliseum in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games thus putting the sport under the limelight of the nation’s capital region.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m happy that volleyball will be at Smart Araneta Coliseum because it’s a big venue and it’s very close to the general public for easier transportation,” said Suzara Thursday at Shangri-La Bonifacio Global City after the SEA Games Federation meeting.“That has been the initial agreement and nothing’s final but the initial agreement is that we will put both popular sports [volleyball and basketball] in a big venue.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBasketball, often regarded as the main sport of the Philippines, will be played at Mall of Asia Arena with volleyball, the second-most popular sport, getting Smart Araneta Coliseum.The 2019 SEA Games will be played in three key areas in Clark Green City, Subic, and Metro Manila. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Philippine Arena chosen for 2019 SEA Games opening Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Suzara, who oversaw the Philippines’ last volleyball medal haul in 2005 when the country won bronze in both the men’s and women’s categories, expects the host team to go the distance in the event.“The SEA Games is very important in our hearts so we should play in the finals,” said Suzara. “I’m always positive that our women’s volleyball team should play in the finals.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
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 Pringle also set a league’s season-high and all-time best for GlobalPort, according to PBA statistician Fidel Mangonon. He nailed nine three-pointers in the thrilling performance that went with five rebounds, six assists and three steals.“Tonight was Stanley’s show. I played like him college,” said head coach Pido Jarencio, one of the deadliest shooters in league history, in jest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe last player to have reached the 50-point mark was Asi Taulava, who poured 51 points for Talk N’ Text in the 2004 Fiesta Conference.Pringle’s heroics couldn’t have come at a better time with Batang Pier looking to boost their chances to make the playoffs amid a close race. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Stanley Pringle exploded for a career-best 50 points as GlobalPort dumped Columbian, 133-115, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina They bounced back from their embarrassing 108-135 loss to Phoenix last Wednesday and improved to solo sixth with a 5-5 card.“Overall, the team really wanted to win. In our last game, it was like we just played scrimmage with Phoenix,” said Jarencio. We couldn’t lose today, if we want to make it to the playoffs.”Import Malcom White chipped in 28 points and 14 boards, Jonathan Grey had 16 points while Sean Anthony registered a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds.The Dyip, meanwhile, are out of the quarterfinals contention with a 4-7 record.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next