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‘Rally, rally round the West Indies now and forever.’ Those are the first words of the chorus of the official West Indies cricket anthem written and performed by Trinidadian calypso singer David Rudder. Supporting and rallying round our team seem the noble and patriotic things to do, after all it is our team, and the only international cricket team we will ever have. However, context and perspective are everything. Coming from a lofty position of marauding dominance, the regional team is now ranked 10th out of 12 in Test Cricket, ninth out of 12 in one-day internationals, and as their rankings suggest, they are the woeful, shameless, and routine “beating sticks” for almost all of the rest of the world in the traditional formats of the game. total turn-off My personal challenge is in reconciling my support of an institution I grew loving, respecting, and revering, and continuously getting nothing in return. The West Indies players of today have either lost track or are totally ignorant of the social and political responsibility attached to representing the Caribbean region and the Caribbean people on the cricket grounds of the world. Having gone the full gambit of emotions from love, reverence, respect, disappointment, anger, and now total turn-off and disdain, the current West Indies cricket team is not very ‘supporter friendly’. When the conscience and heart are gone from the players, they inevitably go from the team. I find it impossible to give unconditional support to such a team. When things get to the point where the West Indies in their lone warm-up game before the start of the first Test match on their current tour of Australia were thrashed by 10 wickets early on the fourth morning of their four-day game by an Australian board eleven made up mostly of amateur teenagers who are yet to break into first class cricket, how can I “rally round” that kind of wimpish ineptitude. I have unapologetically made the conscious decision not to subject myself anymore to the predictable trauma of investing my emotions in the fortunes of this team. Sport is supposed to be uplifting and entertaining and not a permanent agent of depression and despondency. routine battering It is not anymore even about diagnosing the myriad problems that have killed our cricket. That enquiry has been going on for two decades and nothing has changed. It is not even about pin pointing the individuals or the systems and structures that have failed our cricket. It is now for me more a resignation that as a fan of West Indies cricket, understanding that it was great while it lasted, but I have played my last innings. I wish to do this no more. Residual curiosity will no doubt see me asking the scores along the way, or even watching the odd hour or two, knowing fully well the risks involved that sooner rather than later, I will witness the now inevitable and routine battering that will ensue. The sad reality is that West Indies cricket has become a joke. But no one is laughing. I wonder if even Mr David Rudder, who wrote and sang those platitudinous words, still believes in them. Rally, rally round the West Indies now and forever more. Rally round the West Indies, never say never. I DON’T!
Youre Lawrence is one of the many reasons why seven-time champions Naggo Head Primary were so dominant at this year’s Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) National Primary Schools Athletic Championships, which ended on Saturday at the National Stadium. Naggo Head, which is located in Portmore, amassed a whopping 228 points, way ahead of their Portmore rivals Southborough (117), third-place Rousseau (103), St Richard’s (88 points) and Black River (84), which rounded out the top five. The grade-five student led from the front as he took the sprint double in fine style. He went into the 100m final under intense pressure as he faced Kensington Primary’s Dominique Brown, who is the record holder with 12.53 seconds, after lowering the old standard of 12.72 seconds, which was set by Roje Francis, running for St Francis Primary, in 2009. Lawrence went into the final with the second-fastest time, 12.71 seconds, which he did in the semi-finals. However, in the final, he flew out of the blocks like a man possessed, and with a sea of orange and green-clad athletes, parents and supporters cheering wildly, Lawrence stayed in front to deliver the win in 12.62 seconds. Dominique Brown took silver in 12.83, while Samuel Brown of Harbour View placed third in 13.18. Lawrence’s run in the 200m was also impressive. Having broken the record (25.32 seconds) in the semi-finals, he came off the curve with his signature long strides and by then it was all over by the shouting. He won in 26.08 seconds, with Spanish Town’s Milton Luckain second in 27.59 and third place going to George Headley’s Jevon Nelson, 27.61. DEDICATED to training “I have worked really hard for this all season and I wish to thank my parents, Judith Clarke and Everton Clarke, for their support and all the coaches, including Mr Floyd Coke,” said Lawrence. “He is dedicated to his training and it has paid off for him; and I love how he balanced his training with schoolwork. He is averaging over 90 percent in school and I think that’s great,” his stepfather, Everton Clarke, said. Mrs Clarke revealed that athleticism “runs in his blood”. “I was a former athlete at St Annes High and his brother was also an athlete. Youre is not only a good athlete, he is a team player and a sportsman. When his main competitor, Kensington Primary’s Dominique (Brown), went out injured in the 200m final, he went to him to find out if he was okay,” she said. Lawrence, who plans to be a professional athlete in the near future, is inspired by Kingston College’s ace sprinter, Jhevaughn Matherson, and Racers Track Club and Jamaica’s World 100m gold medallist, Yohan Blake.
VETERAN outstanding Jamaican female athletes Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart are among 14 athletes named to the 2017 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women’s Legends Class. This announcement was made recently by the conference office. The SEC Women’s Legends class highlights accomplished former student athletes, coaches and administrators from the 14 members institutions. Campbell-Brown, formerly of Vere Technical, attended the University of Arkansas, while Stewart, formerly of St Jago, attended the University of Auburn. Campbell-Brown, who attended Arkansas in 2004 after transferring from Barton County Community Junior College, has had a distinguished career for the Razorbacks. During her first season there, she received three first team All-America honours at the indoor national meet. She is a two-time individual Olympic gold medallist for Jamaica and also won two individual World Championships gold medals. At last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she captured her eighth Olympic medal as a member of Jamaica’s silver-winning 4×100 metres relay team. Stewart, a two-time Olympic individual medallist with silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 200 metres at Beijing 2008 also won silver in the 100 metres in Berlin at the 2009 World Championships to go along with excellent results for the Auburn Tigers. She was named 2007 SEC Runner of the Year and USTFCCA National Runner of the Year after capturing the SEC and NCAA Championships in the 60 metres and the 200 metres. She was named All-American seven times and is one of the best athletes in the school’s history. They were both recognised along with several other athletes at the SEC basketball tournament held between March 1-5, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. Each legend will be honoured during half-time of their team’s first home game of the tournament.
POOR STATE OF CRICKET As was revealed through a press release, former West Indies captain and doughty middle-order batsman Jimmy Adams has taken over as the director of cricket at Cricket West Indies (CWI). Adams, at age 49, has taken the post after Australian Richard Pybus elected to blow the whistle on his contract, ending it without exercising an option to renew. It has been reported that following the demise of the sacked coach, Phil Simmons, the former Jamaica College scholar had sought that vacancy, having had a similar role at the Kent County Cricket Club in England. However, the story is told that a piece of advice came from way up – and there is emphasis on the high level from which it came – to change course. Once Adams’ sights were set on a higher plane, and the call came, it was only left for the terms to be successfully negotiated. The news of the appointment was accompanied by a statement from Adams which said, “I am very excited to be directly involved in Caribbean cricket once again, and I look forward to working with all those committed to moving the game forward in the West Indies.” Foster’s Fairplay is drawn to his words “those committed.” The question to be asked here is, how much recognition there is of the level of that commodity which will be involved. Many will argue that a pair of back-to-back T20 global trophies tastes good to the buds that govern that sensation, but it is not the lingering effect of the sumptuous gourmet meal that skipper Lloyd, ‘Sir Viv’ Richards, Greenidge, Haynes and four ferocious fast bowlers of that era served up. It is the abysmal state of Test cricket that, most urgently, needs to be tackled frontally. The current bottom-of-the-barrel situation is quite debilitating, made more so by the team being well off the pace for an agonisingly extended period. The actual date of the announcement was January 10, just over a month ago. One would have thought that the new director would, by now, have been brought to the public to announce sections of a battle plan that is mandatory to what must be an ambitious recovery programme. Foster’s Fairplay sees the absence of such a positive move as a platform to question the level of commitment that is available to assist Adams on his declared mission. CWI President Dave Cameron and his Dominican pal Emmanuel Nanthan are set to return to the helm unopposed come March 24. Thankfully, on a more parochial note, the boss finally garnered (no pun intended) the support from his homeboys. It could have been unsettling not to enjoy that extra energy going forward. All this speaks to there being no necessity for what could be the distraction of an active campaign for leadership. Leaders in this position are not unknown to claim that there is unfinished business to be tackled in the third term. They tend to see it as a major plank in their thrust for re-election. One hopes that with that anxiety out of the way, the efforts to get Adams and, by extension, upward movement in the game on a fresh path, are absolutely crucial. If there is one factor to be held responsible for the perilous and pitiful state of West Indies cricket, it must be the introduction of the limited-overs version. Admittedly, in times past, the great ones would have acquired the skills to do well in all formats. But the cricketers of today seem unable to develop the technique and discipline inherent in the longer game in order to establish command there as well. With that in mind, why should they, when four lofted hits in the deep can earn a tail-end batsman a hefty contract to play Twenty20 cricket in one of the private leagues? This is what Adams will be up against. How will he rekindle the interest, let alone the zeal that will get the youngsters to make the West Indies great again. Who knows? It might very well be that the Jamaica College old boy holds the trump card. The region will soon see. Email: [email protected]
LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Nambatac pleads for help from bench as Knights’ woes continue The 35-year-old Yap was three points away from becoming the first player since Jerry Codiñera in 2001 to reach 10,000 points with still 7:32 remaining in regulation, but he never scored again.He finished with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field in a little over 30 minutes of play.Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 13 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, hopes to pull off the feat on Saturday against Meralco in Antipolo.“Maybe at Ynares but I will try not to think about it. I only need three points but I could end up not making a shot,” he said laughing. “When you’re close to something, that’s when it gets hard. The more you think about it, the more you don’t get it.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE PHOTO/Tristan TamayoIt would’ve been a double celebration for James Yap on Wednesday night.Not only did Yap have a golden opportunity to win the game for Rain or Shine against NLEX at the buzzer in the first overtime, his 3-pointer that nearly went it would’ve also given him 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Instead, the Elasto Painters dropped a 122-114 decision in two overtimes and Yap, who was unaware of how near he was to reaching the milestone, was left to rue his potential game-winning triple.READ: NLEX stays hot, fends off Rain or Shine in 2OT 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’“I did not know that I was that close,” Yap said in Filipino as he clicked his tongue. “I could only wish that I made it in overtime and we would’ve won and I would’ve been shocked.”“But it didn’t happen. I wasn’t thinking about getting to 10,000 points either, I just kept playing.” View comments
Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ “I tuned it out (the boos) through the rounds and stayed the course,” said Gatlin.“I did what I had to do. The people who love me are here cheering for me and cheering at home.“It is Bolt’s last race. I have had many victories and many defeats down the years. It is an amazing occasion. We are rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we joke and have a good time.”The jeering did indeed continue unabated after it became clear Gatlin, a sprinter whose past divides track and field, had gatecrashed Bolt’s party.Gatlin initially put his finger to his pursed lips as if to hush the crowd, before dropping to his knees to bow down to Bolt.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Left to right, first placer US athlete Justin Gatlin, second placer US athlete Christian Coleman and third placer Jamaica’s Usain Bolt compete in the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017. AFPLONDON, United Kingdom — American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday and rain on the Jamaican’s farewell race in the blue riband event.Gatlin, who has served two doping bans and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec.ADVERTISEMENT 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Stripped to a vest and tight shorts in the black, green and yellow of Jamaica, chants of “Usain Bolt” rang around in a surprisingly tense atmosphere.Gatlin, on the other hand, was emotionless as loud jeers welcomed him.Starting in lane four, Bolt was incredibly slow to react out of the blocks, the 100 and 200m world record holder behind Coleman in the lane outside from the off.The crowd, on their feet, roared, and so Bolt responded as he has so many times before.After 50 meters, he moved into his famed “drive phase”, head coming slowly up as part of the process that unleashes the full power from his long legs. But it was not quite enough.Teeth gritted and eyes glued on the big screen of the Trevor Brooking Stand, Bolt streaked through the finish line but any fairytale individual finish to a startling career was dashed by Gatlin and young pretender Coleman.For the IAAF, could there have been a worse outcome?Russia remains banned from international competition over doping and now their prized athlete, destined for some kind of future ambassadorial role within the body, bows out beaten by a two-time, largely unrepentant drugs cheat. CBB Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said Bolt, who embraced Gatlin after they streaked through the line with no clear victor immediately apparent.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’“It’s been a wonderful experience as always.”Gatlin was afforded the same rough reception as he had in the heats and semi-finals, loud boos and jeering ringing around the same stadium where in 2012 his rivalry with Bolt was presented as ‘good against evil’, given the American’s doping-tainted past. “The first thing he did was congratulate me and say that I didn’t deserve the boos. He is an inspiration,” Gatlin said of Bolt.Coleman added: “It was an historic moment for me to beat Bolt who has taken this sport to another level and who I watched as I grew up. A humbling experience.“I’m delighted for Justin as we have bonded and become close. I was impressed by the way he handled the pressure and the crowd.”Gatlin has form as the last man to beat Bolt over 100m — by a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 — and at the age of 35, can still produce the goods, something he has in the past ironically credited with his four years of forced exile from the track.The evening was all supposed to be about the 30-year-old Bolt claiming a remarkable 12th world gold to add to his eight Olympic golds in what has been a glittering career.And what a gaping hole his absence will leave, no matter how brave a face track and field’s governing body the IAAF try to put on it.Of his 19 global golds, 13 have come in individual events and allied with a charismatic personality, it has guaranteed Bolt recognition as one of the world’s most successful sportsmen.Kingston in Stratford“It feels like most of Kingston is in Stratford tonight,” the stadium announcer said of the welcome afforded Bolt in the eastern London stadium now home to West Ham United in the English Premier League.In temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius (68F), Bolt the showman demonstrated exactly what athletics will miss when he bows out.The sell-out 60,000 crowd roared as he entered the stadium to do his final warm-up on the track.
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. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “The [expletive] will be called out the next practice, there’s going to be some changes.”The final score, though, was a mere fraction of Gavina’s frustrations as the Picanto trailed 70-31 by halftime and even looked at an 86-37 mountain in the third period.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’Blackwater was also relentless on the three-point arc hitting 19 against the sorry defense of the Picanto, who managed to sink just eight threes.“These guys are putting other people’s livelihoods on the line, including mine and I do not like being embarrassed,” said Gavina. “It was just ridiculous how much these guys are taking for granted the amount of trust I’m putting in.” Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments “There’d be no more Mr. Nice Guy. If I have to hold practice with eight or nine guys so be it, everyone else who doesn’t want to be there can stay the hell home because that’s the message that will be sent. I’m tired of this [expletive].”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Kia head coach Chris Gavina did not hold back when expressing his grievances over how his players conducted themselves in their 118-97 loss to Blackwater in the PBA Governor’s Cup.“I told the management that I think I’ve been as nice as I could possibly could to handle what’s going on,” said Gavina Friday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo. “I’m tired of seeing the body language these players have coming into practices and games, you can see guys have checked out and I’m tired of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kia import Johnson goes back to drawing board after subpar debut Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “My first overall thought — personal satisfaction, the hours you put in, training, so many things like that. Those type of results make it.”Anderson is one of the biggest servers on the ATP Tour and cranked up a total of 35 aces with a 67 percent first serve, yet Edmund broke him four times. “Kevin just serves himself out of trouble so much. Very difficult to read it,’ Edmund said.“So when you get a racquet on the ball, it really has to go in the court. I thought I did a pretty good job.”It is only the second time he has reached the second round in Melbourne, while South African Anderson, who lost the 2017 Flushing Meadows final to Rafael Nadal, had made the round of 16 in Australia three times.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Britain’s Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point against Russia’ Evgeny Donskoy during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indoor tennis tournament on October 31, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONBritain’s Kyle Edmund eliminated US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in his biggest win at a Grand Slam at the Australian Open on Monday.The 49th-ranked Edmund, the only British man in the main draw after five-times finalist Andy Murray’s injury withdrawal, toughed out a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in almost four hours. ADVERTISEMENT It reversed his loss to the 11th seeded Anderson over five sets in the third round at last year’s French Open.Edmund’s previous best result at a Slam was his defeat of No.15 Richard Gasquet in the first round at the 2016 US Open. 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“Really good result for me. It was great to win at the end like that,” he said.“So many positive reasons. Just getting through a tough match like that. Also a quality player. Had a good year last year, started the year this year really well. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The victory set Edmund up with an encounter with Uzbek journeyman Denis Istomin.“You know what you’re going to get with him. He’s going to bring out a level that’s going to be tough to beat because he’s that solid player,” Edmund said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ateneo’s Kai Sotto top high school player in week 1 of NBTC 24 View comments
San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured a semifinals berth after beating a gutsy San Sebastian side, 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Raqraquin unleashed a game-high 20 points, including a kill off a bad reception by Nikka Dalisay to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track The Lady Red Spikers booked a ticket to the Final Four for the second straight year.But unlike last year, when it finished fourth, San Beda is on track to earn a twice-to-beat advantage as one of the top two teams.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“It will be a big benefit for us and we really worked hard for that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino.The Lady Red Spikers are currently in second place with a 7-1 record behind defending champion Arellano University (7-1), which has superior quotient. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 The Lady Stags (5-3), on the other hand, were with a major blow to their semis bid.Joyce Sta. Rita had 16 points while Daurene Santos tallied 15 for San Sebastian, which committed four errors that contributed to San Beda’s 7-0 run to end the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES