GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Test spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo bowled Guyana Jaguars to an emphatic innings and 54-run win over Jamaica Scorpions and to their second Headley-Weekes Trophy in as many seasons here yesterday. Starting the penultimate day well poised for victory with Scorpions on 171 for five in their first innings, Jaguars bowled the visitors out for 231, then bundled them out again for a paltry 134 in their second innings after enforcing the follow-on, to pull off a resounding victory at the National Stadium. Left-arm spinner Permaul claimed five for 36 and leg-spinner Bishoo, three for 43, as they combined to wreck the Scorpions second innings. Andre McCarthy, with 21, was the only player to make it past 20 in a miserable batting effort. Jaguars, who entered the final round seven points ahead of main challengers Barbados Pride, ended the season on 149 points while Pride, who also won by an innings over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Basseterre, finished on 142 points. The title conquest was a historic one as it marked the first time Guyana had ever won back-to-back four-day titles and captain Leon Johnson said Jaguars were thrilled. “We’re very proud. We’re very happy about it,” Johnson said afterwards. “We put in a lot of hard work, not just this season but last season and it has paid off.” He added: “I think this year we played better than we did last year. We managed to be unbeaten (while) last year we lost a game and drew one so I think we learnt a lot from that and brought it into this year’s competition and you can see the rewards of that.” Jaguars were clinical in the morning session, removing the last five Scorpions wickets for 60 runs to end the innings on the stroke of lunch. Meanwhile, Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican proved his worth with a six-wicket second innings haul as Barbados Pride pulled off an emphatic innings and 93-run victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes. Warrican claimed six for 102 to finish as Hurricanes, resuming the day at Warner Park on 18 for one, were dismissed for 224 on the stroke of the scheduled tea interval. He finished with match figures of nine for 135. Captain Orlando Peters top-scored with 60, Jahmar Hamilton got 33 and Jeremiah Louis 26, but Hurricanes failed to recover significantly after plunging to 82 for five just before lunch. AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE IN COUVA, Trinidad: Windward Islands Volcanoes, set 166 for victory, reached eight without loss against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force yesterday. Scores: RED FORCE 211 (Narsingh Deonarine 91 not out, Imran Khan 39, Kyle Hope 28; Larry Edwards 4-77, Kyle Mayers 3-37) and 243 (Kyle Hope 57, Yannick Ottley 55, Imran Khan 46; Liam Sebastien 5-63, Tyrone Theophile 2-26). VOLCANOES 289 (Devon Smith 127, Tyrone Theophile 75, Kyle Mayers 37; Imran Khan 4-93, Rayad Emrit 3-59, Jon-Russ Jagessar 3-74) and eight without loss.
The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times. They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland. Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches. The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival. The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals. They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers: Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders: Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters: Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them. Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket. They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.
BLOOD IN MY EYES Standings “It was at the back of my mind that they beat us last year in the final. In that final I had a kind of injury so I came back with blood in my eyes for them today,” explained Foster, who was scoring his first goal of the season. Having scored his first goal and contributing to his team’s victory, Foster is hoping for even bigger things this season. “I did not perform to the best of my ability, but I feel great knowing that I scored the winning goal. With that out of the way, my aim right now is to finish the season with more than 10 goals and to win the league,” added the player who is aiming for national selection. Portmore United teenager, Malique Foster, knew that Sunday’s matchup with defending champions Montego Bay United was a big one and one that he had to be prepared for. The last time they met was in the final of the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final and his team came out losers Foster decided that there was going to be no repeat. “I was really focused today. Last night I went to my bed really early, very focused, I swear,” the 19-year-old attacker told The Gleaner at the end of the game, which his team won 1-0 over Montego Bay United. “I was not really surprised when I scored that goal and I can tell you it is a great feeling,” added the man who won one Manning Cup title with Jamaica College. The loss in last year’s final was a bitter pill for Foster to swallow and something that has been gnawing at him. Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts UWI FC 9 6 2 1 13 7 6 20 Humble Lion 9 5 2 2 10 6 4 17 Portmore 9 4 3 2 9 8 1 15 Arnett 8 4 2 2 12 7 5 14 Tivoli 8 4 1 3 11 6 5 13 MoBay United 8 4 1 3 9 7 2 13 Jamalco 9 3 1 5 12 12 0 10 Maverly-Hughenden 9 1 7 1 11 11 0 10 Waterhouse 9 3 1 5 9 11 -2 10 Reno 9 2 4 3 5 9 -4 10 Harbour View 9 1 3 5 5 12 -7 6 Boys’ Town 8 1 1 6 6 16 -10 4
Outgoing president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Ambassador A.B. ‘Stewart’ Stephenson is backing general secretary Wayne Shaw to become the next head of the Corporate Area football body. Stephenson, who announced yesterday that he was stepping down from the post to concentrate on building his law practice, said Shaw is the right man to lead the organisation at this time. “Wayne (Shaw) has had eight years to develop and formulate a commitment to KSAFA, and when we came back into office in 2014, I told him that I will not take up the leadership in KSAFA unless he was beside me as general secretary. I trust him absolutely and he has a good head for the game,” said Stephenson. “It is my confident expectation that after his nomination, he will receive the support of the clubs and I really hope that will happen because I think he will do an excellent job as KSAFA president,” Stephenson said during a press briefing at the Barbican Business Centre. He added that his move to step down from the leadership of KSAFA has taken many by surprise, but he insisted that now is the right time to hand over the baton. According to Stephenson, sports administration is often completely voluntary. “People and their families have to make sacrifices, and I think every good administrator must realise when they have done enough and when it is time to pass the mantle of leadership. “As a lawyer, I have to be very careful in looking forward because you still have to expect long life, and if you have the energy and vitality to continue to earn, then I have to give myself the opportunity to develop my practice,” he added. Meanwhile, Shaw, who is the president of the Santos Football Club, feels ‘very honoured’ to have the support of Stephenson. “I know that it is a lot of work, but with this team, I don’t think I will have a problem carrying out my duties,” Shaw said as he looked forward to the election for a new president. A two-time president of KSAFA, Stephenson first held the post in 1996 and served for 11 years. He was then succeeded by Rudolph . He returned to replace Speid in 2014 and was in his second term. Nominations for the post of president of KSAFA will open today and close on January 20. The special general meeting to elect the new president will be on that date. Speid has stated that he plans to seek another term as KSAFA boss. SHAW FEELS HONOURED
Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72.Taylor, who won admiration by leading Aston Villa and Watford into the top-flight in the 1980s, died early Thursday of a suspected heart attack, his family said.”The family are devastated by this sudden and totally unexpected loss,” a family statement said.Taylor is one of only four managers to have taken the same team from the fourth to the top division in English football, and he achieved it within five years at Watford.Elton John, who owned Watford during Taylor’s two stints in charge, said it was a “sad and dark day” for the club.”He was like a brother to me,” John wrote on an Instagram post. “We shared an unbreakable bond since we first met. We went on an incredible journey together and it will stay with me forever.”He took my beloved Watford from the depths of the lower leagues to uncharted territory and into Europe. We have become a leading English club because of his managerial wisdom and genius.”Taylor reached the pinnacle of English management when he was hired by the national team in 1990, inheriting a side that reached the World Cup semi-finals.”His enthusiasm for life and football was incredible,” former England player Paul Gascoigne said.Taylor guided England to the 1992 European Championship, but the team was eliminated at the first stage, setting the tone for the rest of his time with the national team.After England lost 2-1 to Sweden in their final game at Euro 92, The Sun tabloid trashed Taylor with the headline: “Swedes 2 Turnips 1.”Taylor’s head was superimposed on a turnip, a caricature that led to the manager becoming known harshly as “Turnip Taylor.””It hurts and that’s what really, really annoys me,” Taylor recalled in a 2012 BBC documentary. “They have no recognition about how much it hurts you. They think you don’t care.
JN Bank confirmed that they will continue as title sponsors of the JN Racers Grand Prix over the next two instalments in a move that Carlene Edwards, the institution’s sales, promotions and events manager said was an indication of its commitment to athletics and sports development in general.The June 10 event is set to unfold at the National Stadium with the likes of Usain Bolt, David Rudisha, Mo Farah and Wayde Van Niekerk expected to pull massive crowds.Edwards, who was speaking at yesterday’s launch event ahead of the second instalment of the Glen Mills-inspired meet, noted that her company was determined to play its role in pushing the growth of the sport in the island, and bringing world-class level athletics to the Jamaican track and field supporter.”The important thing for us is to ensure that we have the opportunity to bring the biggest international stars of the sport here, and paired with our own icons and standouts, we are certain that the JN Racers Grand Prix product will continue to push the sport forward,” Edwards told The Gleaner.”We are tremendously excited, JN Group has been sponsoring sports and athletics and so it was an easy decision for us to again come on board with this event knowing the track record of Glen Mills and the Racers Track Club, so it was really a no-brainer for us,” Edwards added.She added that JN Bank will be engaging those in attendance at the meet in various activities involving JN Group products.PROMOTION COMING SOONEdwards noted that JN Bank will be launching a promotion in early April for JN Bank Visa Credit Card customers, who will have a chance to win tickets to the JN Racers Grand Prix and all-expense paid trips to the IAAF World Championships in London this summer.”We will be activating our JN Bank Visa card, we will be using social media to give persons the chance to win tickets to JN Racers Grand Prix, with what we are calling the JN Bank Visa Credit Card VIP experience, where they will be treated like stars in the stadium,” said Edwards.”In early April, we will launch our JN Bank Visa credit card promotion and for persons with the Classic card, all they have to do is spend at $10,000 per month within the promotional period and persons with the Gold card; we are asking them to spend at least 15,000 to get an entry into the grand prize draw for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to the World Championships,” Edwards concluded.
Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Cignal closes in on PVL men’s crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Photo by by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCignal HD may be the second seed, but in the eyes of coach Boyet Fernandez, his Hawkeyes are the underdogs against Marinerong Pilipino coming into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals.“We lost to Marinero twice already, in our practice game as well as in our game in the eliminations, so they are in the advantage, and we’re the underdog,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Hawkeyes lost to Skippers 66-65 on June 8. Since then, Marinerong Pilipino has beefed up its roster with Robbie Herndon, Renzo Subido, and Jun Gabriel en route to becoming the hottest team right now.“They are coming off seven straight wins. I give credit to Marinero because they really stepped up their game before the end of the eliminations. Their confidence is really high,” the seasoned mentor noted. “They hired Herndon who has been playing well. Subido brings energy to them and he really stepped up his game. It will be a different team that we’re facing in the semifinals so it will be a tough match-up for us.”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’Fernandez is looking at this best-of-three series as his players’ chance to show their championship swagger starting on Thursday for Game 1. “If you look at it, we’re the underdog. But it’s no excuse. We just have to face Marinero and hopefully we’ll make it through,” he said. “We’ll find a way to win and it will be a very exciting game. We’ll just have to enjoy that.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Fernandez looks to parade Raymar Jose for the last time before the hardworking bruiser leaves with Gilas Pilipinas for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Anything that Raymar can give us on Thursday, we’ll really appreciate it,” he said.Jose will carry the mantle for Cignal together with fellow leaders Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo.ADVERTISEMENT
2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipinos drop to battle for 7th 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas has taken the Fiba Asia Cup by storm in Beirut and one man who helped put away all pre-tournament talk on how mighty China is has been heaping praises from international media there.Terrence Romeo, who exploded for 26 points in a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese last week, is being described as possibly “the best scorer” in the tournament after being the only player in the Top 7 to come off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT An article at Fiba.com on Wednesday was dedicated to the 5-foot-10 Romeo, who is averaging 17.7 points in the Filipinos’ first three games. He is also averaging the least minutes among the top scorers.Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib is shooting an average of 24.3 points in 30 minutes to be at No. 1, with former PBA import Michael Madanly tossing in a shade over 20 points in 29 minutes, counting a 35-point explosion versus China.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’But Romeo has been hailed as this tournament’s biggest star and labeled by the article as the Philippines’ new face in international basketball because of his “overflowing swagger, slick ball-handling and streaky shooting,” according to the article.It also narrates how Romeo and the rest of the team sulked in the locker room after losing to the Chinese in the finals in Changsha in 2015, and how Romeo vowed that no one from the Chinese national team would be able to touch him when a return bout happens. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
LATEST STORIES NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Not only did National University sweep Far Eastern University to win the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title, the Lady Bulldogs also completed a perfect run.NU disposed of FEU in four sets, 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, in Game 2 on Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jaja Santiago, who was officially named conference MVP, led the Lady Bulldogs with 22 points while Jasmine Nabor controlled the game and tempo with 45 excellent sets.Nabor wound up winning the Finals MVP award.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing PLAY LIST 01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments
Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Adamson U dealt UST an 11th straight loss, 75-70, later in the day, pumping the volume up on calls from students and alumni for the resignation of head coach Boy Sablan.The Falcons tightened their grip on the third seed with their seventh win in 11 matches while the Tigers somehow continue justifying an angry mob’s call for a coaching change.La Salle has little to worry about any coaching change—at least for now—especially after mounting a 22-6 run that gave the Green Archers a 40-24 lead in the first half.The lead then ballooned to 27 points with 2:25 left in the third on a Justine Baltazar triple that put La Salle up, 74-47.And with the Archers’ remaining games looking more like mere formalities, Ricci Rivero said they should remain focused on the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT “We shouldn’t think ahead, and we should focus on just one game at a time,” said Rivero in Filipino after filling in for coach Aldin Ayo in the postgame press conference.Ayo, who this season has dealt with rumors about his shaky hold of his post at La Salle, snubbed the media for the sixth time.“Actually our team is a strong unit as long as we follow our system, and we should move as one,” added Rivero.Reigning MVP Ben Mbala led all scorers with 25 points to go along 14 rebounds to lead La Salle while SantiSantillan added 14 point and 11 rebounds.Alvin Pasaol, who put up a career-high 49 points in the first round against La Salle, managed 23 points and nine boards this time to lead UE.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny UE’s Alvin Pasaol (right) didn’t have the same explosion he had against La Salle the first time both schools played.—AUGUST DELA CRUZIn some corner of the UAAP, a storied school is dealing with all the noise from disgruntled students and alumni calling for the resignation of a head coach.Far from all that controversy, La Salle made its presence felt in a more positive way.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The defending champion Archers formalized their entry to the Final Four after brushing off University of the East, 99-78, in Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.La Salle streaked to its fourth straight win to improve to 9-2 while the Red Warriors slipped to 3-8—still mathematically in contention for a semifinals spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUniversity of Santo Tomas was never in the hunt for a Final Four spot at any point in the tournament—even preseason polls had the Tigers finishing last.But the school that has long been a league heavyweight—the Tigers have collected 18 UAAP crowns, including a rare “four-peat”—seems dead set on getting there drenched in historic ignominy. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Taguinod, 11, captures 3 gold medals in swimming