Malaga clings to its fortress in La Rosaleda

first_imgDespite these numbers, the good performance of Malaga as a local comes from further back. The blue and whites add eight straight games without knowing defeat at home, in which he has won four wins and four draws. 16 points of 24.The last time Málaga lost at home was on October 26, three and a half months ago. And he did it before Cádiz (1-2). Since then La Rosaleda has been impregnable. And to that strength as a local Malaga is seized to progress in the classification. The blue and white team was penultimate after the visit of Cadiz to Martiricos on day 11 and currently occupies the seventeenth position. This progression also has protagonists at the individual level. The level of players like Antoñín or Sadiku in these months has been decisive. EI Málaga has recovered the smile. And he has done it in the heat of La Rosaleda. The situation remains delicate, but under Sergio Pellicer’s tutelage the team has added eight points out of 15 possible and maintains a two-point mattress on the relegation points, one more than when the club dismissed Víctor Sánchez del Amo. Of those eight points, seven have arrived in La Rosaleda. Two victories and a draw against Mirandés in a match that Málaga had to win make up the blue and white balance at home with Pellicer in command. The team has added 12 points as a visitorThe life of Malaga at home is another story. Málaga won in Santander on the first day of the League. But then he has only added nine points as a visitor. Their numbers far from La Rosaleda are quite discreet, having garnered a total of 12 points in 13 home matches. In his 12 starts he has achieved two victories (against Racing de Santander and Deportivo), six draws (Mirandés, Zaragoza, Numancia, Extremadura, Oviedo and Fuenlabrada) and also six defeats (Girona, Albacete, Huesca, Ponferradina, Alcorcón and Elche). Despite these records, there are up to five Second Division teams that have added fewer points than Malaga as visitors at this point. Pellicer and his soccer players are very clear that a very important percentage of the permanence happens to conserve their power in the matches that are played in La Rosaleda.Cádiz gives 400 tickets for Sunday’s derbyMalaga will not be alone on Sunday at Ramón de Carranza (4:00 pm). The yellow club has given a consignment of 400 tickets at a price of 15 euros. From them, Malaga will today sell 140 for its subscribers that can be purchased at the ticket office from 10:00. Each subscriber can buy a maximum of two locations. The rest have been allocated to trips organized by the clubs. The Bokerón Front, Malaka Hinchas, the Malaguista Peña de Benamiel, the Peña University and the Malaguista Peña del Guadalhorce Juanmi have already confirmed their presence in Carranza. The derby between both Andalusian teams has been declared high risk.last_img read more

Alarm: Hazard, injured in the ankle for which he was discharged

first_imgIn the next few hours you will be tested for the extent of the injury and know if you can be available to Zidane for this decisive week. However, the Belgian pain gestures do not allow to be very optimistic. Misfortune is reprimanded with Hazard on that ankle. The Belgian played in the Ciutat de Valencia his second consecutive game after recovering from the perimaleolar microfissure he had suffered on November 27 before the PSG and for which he was three months off. 7 Hazard has blown the alarms at Real Madrid. The Belgian midfielder left the pitch limping in the 67th minute of the match against Levante. As soon as he reached the bench, ice was applied to his right ankle. The preoccupation in Madrid is maximum, as Zidane demonstrated when addressing the Belgian to be interested in his physical state, since Within four days Manchester City visits Santiago Bernabéu and in a week will receive the leader of LaLiga, Barcelona. The coach himself was clear at the end of the match: “It doesn’t look good about Eden. It’s more than a blow, and also where he has his injury.”last_img read more

What became of Maniche?

first_imgTo remember Maniche solely for his time at Atlético de Madrid would be an understatement. Portuguese dressed the red and white jersey for two and a half seasons, with half an intermediate course at Inter Milan after a great confrontation with Javier Aguirre, by then mattress technician and left the team separated by indiscipline. The irregularity marked Maniche’s stage in Spain, leaving droppers samples of a quality that in 2004 had served him to become one of the best midfielders in the world.Because such praise is not an exaggeration. Portuguese was a key piece for Porto to become champion of the Champions by Mourinho and for your selection to reach the final of the Eurocup where she started as an amphitheater. A wayward footballer, who needed an environment and a tailor-made coach to perform, but when he got his best version he was a fantastic player. With ability to command in the middle, distribution of the game, covering a lot of field, working in the recovery, managing the game long and with a fantastic arrival in the rival area. Currently, he has not separated from football, as he is the ambassador of FIFA and UEFA and is a television commentator.FRANCK FIFE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Maniche celebrates a goal in the Champions League with Porto.FRANCK FIFE (AFP) Beginnings and turbulent exit of BenficaNuno Ricardo de Oliveira Ribeiro (November 11, 1977), his real name, began his sports career at Benfica at age nine, the great team from his native Lisbon alongside Sporting, where he would retire. The footballer collected the nickname of Maniche from his physical resemblance, with long hair included, which evoked the figure of Michael Manniche, a Danish center forward who played for Benfica between 1983 and 1987 and who won two leagues and three cups in the Lisbon team. Maniche, who had been rising step by step since childhood, debuted with the Eagles’ first team in UEFA on September 12, 1995 at the age of 17.His precocity led him to look for a club where he could accumulate experience. The humble Alverca, a Benfica satellite, took over his services for three seasons, beginning to demonstrate his abilities to channel the team’s game and his arrival from the second line. His good level led Benfica to recover the player in the 1999-00 season, where he scored 12 goals among all competitions, coming to play second striker. Powerful long shot, ability to step on the area where the defense did not expect and a lot of intelligence in the auction. His good level led him in the following season to ask for a raise. In the push and pull with Benfica, His rival for the title, Porto, appeared to reach an agreement with the player. An operation that the lisboetas took to the courts and that in their maximum anger caused Maniche to go to Benfica B until he decided to renew, which did not happen.Explosion in PortoOn his arrival at the dragons, without any payment for the transfer, he coincided with José Mourinho, the coach who marked his career. “Maniche only plays well with me because I know how to understand him” the technician declared. After a first season in which he scored nine goals in 44 games, his great year came, the academic year 2003-04. Porto began the Champions League with the intention of playing a good role after win the league, the portuguese cup and UEFA (beating Celtic in overtime) in a fantastic year, but nobody expected it to go beyond eighths, where it crossed Manchester United. However, the 2-1 victory at Porto was followed by a draw to one at Old Trafford that served the Portuguese team into the quarters. A team that sent for its strength in midfield with Maniche together with Deco generating game and contributing a lot of goal and with Costinha from behind acting as a stopper.JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Maniche kisses the Champions after defeating Monaco.JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO (REUTERS) In quarters, Porto passed over the Olympique Lyon (overall 4-2) and Deportivo was measured in the semifinals. A zero draw in Portugal and the Portuguese victory in Coruña by 0-1 led Porto to the final and ended the great dream of the Galician team, who experienced a surreal expulsion to Jorge Andrade in the first leg. In the final it was Monaco, the executioner of Madrid, who suffered the power of Mourinho’s team. A spectacular 3-0 that gave the Champions to the dragons, again champions in league.Not content with that, in the summer of 2004 Maniche became a benchmark in the Portuguese team. A team that it had Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Carvalho… for the Eurocopa that played at home and where Maniche was apparently going to be a second sword. But he became indisputable in the middle and beyond the goal against Russia in groups, qualified Portugal for the final with an extraordinary goal in the semifinals against the Netherlands that slipped through the entire squad after a short corner kick. Finally, Greece took the title and left Portugal with honey on her lips. FRANCOIS GUILLOT & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Portugal bested the Netherlands in the Euro Cup semifinals with a goal by Maniche’s squad.FRANCOIS GUILLOT (AFP) Departure from PortoAfter a last season in Porto without Mourinho on the bench, Dynamo Moscow paid 16 million for its services. In Russia he played only half a season before Mourinho claimed his services to Chelsea on loan. In the Premier League he crossed out his First major league on the map and lifted the Premier League title. Although it had been almost two years at a lower level than the Euro Cup, in the World Cup in Germany a great version of Maniche appeared again. Again it was the executioner of Holland, in this case in eighths, getting the only goal of the match. Holder throughout the tournament, Portugal fell in the semifinals against France with a solitary goal from Zidane’s penalty.Land at AtléticoHis great tournament led Atlético to take over his services for 9 million. The rojiblanco team had been interested in Maniche for several summers, but it wasn’t until 2006 that they got it. As the rojiblanco, the dominant midfielder of years ago could not be seen and interspersed pills of his troubled talent for his strong character, in addition to a fame that accompanied him for being too nocturnal. Although he was not the best Maniche, he consolidated himself as a starter in the same course where they had landed on the banks of the Manzanares also his ex-partners Costinha and Seitaridis, without meeting any of them expectations.PHILIPPE DESMAZES & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Maniche, during a match with Atlético.PHILIPPE DESMAZES (AFP)center_img Maniche today.@maniche_official In his first season he did four goals in 30 games. However, in his second year, still being an important piece in the eleven, he had a direct confrontation with coach Javier Aguirre who It led him to leave on loan to Inter Milan after seeing six consecutive games from the stands by decision of the Mexican. Thus, Maniche played in England, Spain and Italy in just three seasons. On his return from Inter, where he won Serie A, the midfielder was again important in an Atlético that with Forlán and Agüero returned to the Champions League. In their first match in the top European competition after so many years absent, the Atletico team won 0-3 on their visit to PSV with a goal by Maniche himself in addition to Kun’s double.But since March he did not have a participation with the team again, showing his bad relationship with Abel Resino, who he called the worst coach of his career and in April he was fined 50,000 euros and removed from the team with Seitaridis for not attending Atlético-Sporting, something mandatory for all players despite not being called. He did not put on the Atlético shirt again before set course for the colony and he stayed 16 games away from having a plate in the Wanda Metropolitano.Withdrawal in PortugalManiche played 30 games and scored two goals for the German team before returning to Portugal for a final year of his career at Sporting, Benfica’s greatest rival. At the end of that 2010-11 season (27 games and four goals), the midfielder hung up his boots. In his trunk of memories was a historic Champions League with Porto, where the best Maniche was seen, the participation in the three great teams of Portugal, his name in the Russian, English, Spanish, Italian and German league, and the league titles in Porto, Chelsea and Inter, a baggage that few players can boast. Currently Maniche, who was physically compared to actor Jim Carrey, He is an ambassador for FIFA, UEFA and is a television commentator in Portugal. In addition, he has published a book with his memories as an elite athlete, ‘Maniche 18’, the number that accompanied him for much of his career. A book that reviews his career and where several of the great players with whom he shared costumes participate: Deco, Cristiano, Figo, Casillas, Torres or the technicians Mourinho, Scolari and Villas Boas. A player who confronted his talent and character and who left almost the same great football moments with anecdotes and confrontations against technicians who tried to tame him without success. If at Atlético his role as Mr. Hyde was seen more, at Porto, Dr. Jekyll left his name etched in the history of the club.last_img read more

Gayà has myth numbers

first_imgMiguel Tendillo, who was Gayà’s coach in lower categories at Valencia, points out that the winger “he plays from the age of 10 with the same race as nowHis competitiveness is one of his greatest strengths. “Tendillo left Valencia at the age of 25 (Murcia, Real Madrid, Burgos), leaving his official number of games at 260.” “Everything went well for me at the team level and also of selection “, remembers Tendillo. “Gayà has been playing with the same race since he was 10 years old, his competitiveness is one of the keys that he has already played so much” “At 21 I already had 25 internationals and 3 titles at Valencia, all of that gave me a lot of confidence,” he added. “The key for Gayà to have played so many games while still so young is his consistency and having made a hole in the eleven from the start”Tendillo comments. Gayà, although he debuted with 17 years (Tendillo and Fernando with 18), made a place for himself in the first team with 19. One of the merits of his merits, having earned the trust of Nuno, Neville, Ayestarán, Prandelli, Voro, Marcelino and Celades. “Gayà’s performance is so absolute that he doesn’t even have a clear substitute” The Valencia shirt has been defended in official matches 672 footballers in 101 years of history. Among all of them, only two youth squads, Miguel Tendillo and Fernando Gómez Colomer, they had played at the age of José Luis Gayà (24 years and 338 days) more games than the side has.center_img Gayà played against Atalanta -the last date before confinement- his match 223 with Valencia. Tendillo, one month after turning 25, carried on his legs 243; for the 237 Fernando, the footballer who has played the most games in history with Valencia (551). Behind Gayà: Arroyo (216), Angulo (204), Claramunt (192), Arias (190) and Mendieta (189). Miguel Tendillo Gayà, who overcame the pressure of being the successor of Jordi Alba and Bernat without sequels, lives his sixth season with the first team (in the previous two he has already played 5 games). In the historical ranking of footballers with the most matches, Gayà is ranked 56, but in the 11 games that remain in the league, he is in the Top-50.“Gayà has played so much because his performance since his first year is absolute; That performance has meant that he does not even have a clear substitute, because that position does not require it today, “ emphasizes Fernando. Gayà, who has been telling his agents for six summers not to listen to any offer, has a contract until 2023. Valencia has already communicated his will to expand it. With Gayà, Fernando’s record has an aspirant.Documentation: Cyberchelast_img read more

Russell a ‘priority’ for Thunder

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Sydney Thunder are desperate to tie West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell to a new contract before the Big Bash season ends, after the player’s massive impact with the franchise during the current campaign.The 27-year-old, a lively seamer and a devastating lower order batsman, has been one of Thunder’s best players and has also found himself immensely popular with franchise fans. Such has been Russell’s impact that the Thunder’s general manager, Nick Cummins, said they planned to make his contract renewal “priority” as they begin to plan for next season.”Of the guys that are off contract he’s “our priority. We’re already in discussions and we’re hoping to have something done before the season ends,” Cummins said. “He’s definitely a priority, we couldn’t have asked anything more from him.”Russell has delivered for Sydney in style this season. He has a league-leading 13 wickets and had produced a couple of cameos at a strike rate of 181. The Jamaican is also a brilliant fielder, taking three catches.His interaction with Sydney fans has been fantastic and Cummins said the franchise wanted to move quickly to ward off any other attempts by rivals to secure Russell’s services next season.”I’d imagine there’s other teams wanting to recruit Andre. He can do everything with bat, ball and in the field,” Cummins noted.”At the same time he was available to be signed last year and Thunder was the team that saw that and hopefully he sees we were the ones who backed him . . . who stood behind him.”He is one of those players who plays the way we’d all love to and I think the way he goes about his cricket is why he’s so popular. He’s explosive, dynamic and spectacular.”Russell has morphed into a T20 specialist in recent years, campaigning in all the major leagues across the globe.Last year, he played in the Indian Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League, the South African Ram Slam and the Bangladesh Premier League.He is set to play in the inaugural Pakistan Super League next month.last_img read more

JAAA president weighs in on athlete transfers

first_img no objection Gayle told The Gleaner that himself and Blake had lengthy discussions with the three athletes and were convinced that they were not being coerced into making the move. It is expected that the trio, who are members of the Stephen Francis-led MVP Track Club will continue to train in Jamaica. Under the IAAF rule 5.4, athletes are allowed to compete for another country after sitting out a period of 12 months once there is no objection from their original federation. If there is an objection, the athletes would then need to wait for three years before representing their new country. Williams, who is approaching her 30th birthday, won silver medals in the 400m at the 2008 Olympic Games as well as the 2009 World Championships. She last represented Jamaica in the IAAF World Relays earlier this year. Brown, who on Monday celebrated his 23rd birthday, has a 100m personal best of 9.93 seconds finishing second in the 100m at the World University Games earlier this month. Fisher, also 23, recently joined the sub-10 seconds club running 9.94 seconds in Madrid. All three should be eligible to represent Bahrain at next Summer’s Olympic Games. Bahrain, like Qatar, has been involved in recruiting athletes over the years – particularly Kenyan distance runners. At least 40 athletes have switched allegiances, encouraged by lucrative deals from the oil rich Gulf States. There have been reported cases where athletes, who have switched to these countries have received, in some instances up to US$5,000 a month for life and additional bonuses for records. The ‘transfer’ of Jamaican athletes Shericka Williams, Kemarley Brown and Andrew Fisher to Bahrain is still being processed, but while he isn’t too concerned, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) boss Dr Warren Blake admits that a trend seems to be developing. He was also quick to point out that the JAAA does not stand to benefit financially from any athlete switching allegiance to another country, as this is prohibited under IAAF regulations. Blake the JAAA president along with general secretary Garth Gayle have both confirmed that the athletes’ requests are being processed after the trio had written to the organisation expressing their desire to represent the Middle East archipelago over a month ago. If confirmed, this will not represent the first time that a Jamaican athlete has renounced their citizenship to represent another country with well known names such as Merlene Ottey (Slovenia) and the US-born quarter-miler Brandon Simpson, who went on to compete for Bahrain as well as Jacques Harvey, who recently committed to Turkey all coming to mind. This will, however, represent the first time that multiple athletes have made a request at once and Blake, while admitting that Jamaica has also benefited from athletes switching allegiance, it could be a developing trend that Jamaican athletes are now considering more seriously to benefit from the financial aspects of transferring allegiances. “Without any evidence to suggest (trend); it’s more of a developing trend as opposed to being a trend,” Blake told The Gleaner. “Athletes have always been switching allegiances and we have also benefited from it up to recently with steeplechaser Aisha Praught, who was born in the US and has decided to represent Jamaica.” It should be noted, however, that Praught was born to a Jamaican father.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_img NZ beat Pakistan by 10 wickets HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP): Martin Guptill made 87 and Kane Williamson 72 in an unbroken record partnership of 171 that steered New Zealand to a 10-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 cricket international yesterday, levelling the three match series at 1-1. New Zealand took four leg byes from the fourth ball of the 18th over to win the match with eight balls to spare. In doing so, Guptill and Williamson passed the Twenty20 record partnership for all wickets against all nations that had been held for South Africa by Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman at 170. Pakistan seemed to have posted a sufficient total when they came in after batting on winning the toss with 168-7, just short of their winning tally in the opening match. Coe: IAAF will probe bribery claims against Qatar LONDON (AP): IAAF President Sebastian Coe says claims of bribery by Qatar in the bidding process for the 2017 World Athletics Championship are being investigated. Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, said yesterday his bid team was told “brown envelopes” were being handed to members of the IAAF Council the night before the vote in 2011 between London and Qatari capital Doha, which London won. Warner also said his team agreed to spend $7.2 million to cover prize money, having been warned they were unlikely to succeed if they did not. Speaking on BBC Radio alongside Warner, Coe said he was unaware of the claims and promised to look into them. Qatar has denied any wrongdoing in its bids for either the 2017 championship or the 2019 championship, which it will host. Sinclair fifth in Bermuda 10K HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): Jamaican Kenia Sinclair followed up her runner’s-up spot in Friday night’s elite women’s mile race with a creditable fifth-place finish in the women’s division of Saturday’s Bermuda Marathon Weekend 10-kilometre event held in wet and windy conditions. Sinclair, 35, was 14th overall in a time of 37 minutes and 42 seconds – around two minutes behind the British female winner, Faye Fullerton. The 31-year-old Fullerton was clocked in 35:48, ahead of compatriot Charlotte Arter in 35:48. Finishing third in 36:22 was Heather Kampf of the United States, who beat Sinclair into second place in the mile race. The overall 10K winner was Zambia’s Jordan Chipangama, who stormed to an emphatic victory over the undulating course – his fourth in Bermuda. Chipangama won the 10K event in 2014 and back-to-back half-marathon titles in 2013 and 2014. He also holds the half-marathon race record, which stands at one hour, 4:21 minutes, which he achieved in 2014.center_img Maxwell’s 96 guides Australia to series win MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Glenn Maxwell scored 96 runs from 83 balls to guide Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over India yesterday in the third of five limited-overs internationals. Maxwell hit a six and a boundary at the start of the 49th over to tie the scores, but was out trying to hit a six to raise triple figures, leaving James Faulkner (20 not out) to hit the winning single with seven balls to spare. The win gave Australia a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series following an opening five-wicket win in Perth and a seven-wicket in Brisbane. India, batting first for the third game in a row, posted 295-6, with Virat Kohli scoring 117 – his 24th ODI century – and sharing partnerships of 119 for the second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68) and 109 with Ajinkya Rahane (50). John Hastings led the Australian attack with 4-58 from 10 overs. Australia chased down 300-plus targets in Perth and Brisbane and were in a comfortable position chasing 296, with opener Shaun Marsh scoring 62 in partnerships of 48 with Aaron Finch (21) and 64 with Steve Smith (41) for the first two wickets.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence assesses ‘The Felix Double’

first_imgThe mission Allyson Felix has chosen to accept is still difficult. When the superb American ran the 200-400m double at the 2011 World Championships, the schedule was perfect.Now, even though the overlap between the 200m and 400m has been eased for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Felix still has a tough road to travel.In 2011, in Daegu, South Korea, the 400 metres and the 200m were separated by a day of rest. At the 2012 Olympics, the 200m started the day after the 400 metres ended but with the 200m heats and semis on the same day.Overlap between the two sprints appeared at the 2013 World Championships, and even though the gap between the 200m heats and the 400m final has been extended from 75 minutes to 13 hours at this year’s Olympic Games, they are still on the same day.WAY TO GOLDIt would be far better for the 30-year-old American if the Daegu schedule was reintroduced. In fact, when US superstar Michael Johnson fought to do the same double in the 1996Olympics, he insisted on a day to rest in between the 400m and the 200m. Not only is that rest day absent for Felix, but the elegant American still has to run a 200m and a 400m on the same day.In other words, if she does qualify for both events at the US Olympic Trials, she will have to run once on day two and three; twice on day four at 9.30 a.m. local time in her 200m heat and in the 400m final at 10.45 p.m. local time; and then once on both days five and six.As good as the four-time individual World Champion is, she obviously doesn’t have the clout Johnson had in 1996 when he was the undisputed king of athletics. If she got her way, it would be a good guess that others might try the double.Bahamian Shaunae Miller, second to Felix in the 400m last year at the Worlds, is nippy over 200 metres. If the overlap remains, Miller might be best advised to skip it to save all her energy for the 400 metres.That event could have the last two Olympic winners, American Sanya Richards-Ross and Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain and a likely Jamaican trio from the quartet of World bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, Christine Day, Stephenie McPherson, and Novlene Williams-Mills in Felix’s way to gold.In the meantime, Daphne Schippers of Holland and the Jamaican pair of Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown, who went 1-2-3 at last year’s World Championships, and the rest of the world’s best 200-metre runners, are probably breathing a sigh of relief. Instead of facing the reigning Olympic 200m champion when she is relatively fresh, they will face Felix in the final of the curved sprint on her sixth consecutive day of action.Add 2012 Olympic runner-up Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and young British star Dina Asher-Smith to the mix and the task for Felix gets tougher.Given that they will all have rested after the 100m ends on day two of the Olympics athletics programme and before the 200m starts on day four, they still hold the advantage.n Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

Strong first run for Thompson

first_imgWORLD Championships 200 metres silver medallist, Elaine Thompson, expressed delight with her final 20 metres after she sped to victory in her heat of the women’s Invitational 60 metres in 7.17 seconds at yesterday’s Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium. “Today I just came out  to execute as my coach instructed me to do. I was pleased with my final 20 metres. as I got out a bit slow. I am really happy to be competing before my fans again and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season,” the MVP Track Club athlete said after her first competitive run this season. Sprint Tech Track Club’s Gayon Evans was second in the heat. In the men’s event former national senior 100 metres champion, Oshane Bailey, who now competes for Sprint Tech won in a tight finish in 6.60 edging out  MVP’s Ronald Levy (6.61) with another MVP athlete, Julian Forte, third in 6.63. Sharing the spotlight was national senior representative, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby who was making a return to the track after a one year absence. Competing for Sprint Tech McLaughlin-Whilby clocked 52.87 seconds to post the fastest time of the day in the women’s open 400 metres. G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte was second overall in 53.07 with third going to Sprint Tech Verone Chambers, 53.28. McLaughlin-Whilby was also happy with her performance. “I was very anxious before the event but  felt good after the race as I  executed  the way my coach wanted me to do and my body felt good,” she said. St Jago High’s Alesha Kelly was also  in good form in the one lap event. Competing in Class One Kelly topped the field in 53.94 to  finish ahead of  Holmwood Technical’s Ashley Williams (54.96) and  St Jago’s Shanice Reid, 55.16. Edino Steele, 46.39, was best among the males in the men’s 400m. Nasieve Powell of G.C. Foster College was second in 46.91 and Racers’  Zharnell Hughes, third in 47.12. Calabar dominated the sprint hurdles winning in all three classes. Shavon Carr won Class Three in 14.28 seconds, ahead of  teammate Oratio Craig,  14.51. In Class Two Dejour Russell  captured the 110m hurdles in 13.38 seconds, ahead of teammates Orlando Bennett, 4,28,  and Michael Stevens, 14.38. Seanie Selvie took Class One in 14.40 from Jamaica College’s Odario Phillips (14,46).last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 5

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 5. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions 11 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdmittedly inconsistent through the first six games, Donald Tankoua has finally had his best game to date for San Beda as he took a page out of his old self in the team’s 66-55 win over Mapua.With only Christian Bunag challenging him on the inside, the Nigerian center may have just gotten the shot of confidence he needs as the Red Lions gear for the tougher wars ahead.Couple that with the good showing of young prospects like Clint Doliguez and San Beda may just very well be building up a solid team ready to defend its throne.6. Juju Bautista – F, EAC Generals 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSidney Onwubere starred in EAC’s 85-79 win over Arellano, but largely was absent in its home game on Thursday.Francis Munsayac, meanwhile, corralled a career-best 26 points, but committed the heartbreaking turnover which took the fight out of the Generals in their 97-93 loss to Lyceum.Despite the up-and-down week, the lone consistent force for coach Ariel Sison has been Juju Bautista, who refused to let his team down in those two close games.The Fil-Samoan’s role, though, is expected to get bigger with Hamadou Laminou being ruled out of the season after tearing his ACL in his right knee.7. Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: 5 As promising as this stretch is, the road is about to get bumpier for the Knights, with San Sebastian and Lyceum next in their schedule.3. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assistsLast Week: 2A staple of this list from the start, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that CJ Perez is still flying high in these rankings.Just as the past weeks, the energetic forward has embraced the team concept coach Topex Robinson has been preaching and seven games in and Lyceum has still yet to fall.The test, however, will be in this coming week as the Pirates’ discipline will be put to the test with Robinson serving his one-game suspension following his ejection in the EAC win.4. Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights12 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assistsLast Week: 1FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s top performer took a bit of a bump down the rankings, but that shouldn’t take away his contributions for Letran in its game against Perpetual.Rey Nambatac did all he could to tow the Knights to the victory, even if that meant crashing the boards against the towering Prince Eze, as he became the engine that made the team work.Showing the leadership qualities Letran has been looking for since last season, Nambatac has indeed established himself as one of the best young prospects in the amateur ranks today.But just like Quinto, he and the rest of the Knights will be put into the test this coming week with a tough two-game grind coming up. 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From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the past week.ADVERTISEMENT Oh, how fast time flies.We’re past the halfway point of the first round and it seems that Lyceum and San Beda have pulled away from the field.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 beyond them is where the action is, with only a win separating the third and the ninth seeds, showing how important every game is for every team aspiring to be in the Final Four.But those wins wouldn’t come to be if not for the players themselves, and this is our list of this week’s top performers.1. Jaycee Marcelino – G, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 blockLast Week: 7 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHas San Sebastian finally figured things out after a shocking slump early in the season?It’s still too early to tell, but for Michael Calisaan, this past week’s dominating 101-71 victory over lowly St. Benilde should be a good indication on how far the team can go.Known as a heady defensive crew, the Golden Stags put their offensive prowess in full display, with Calisaan dominating a stretch in the fourth quarter and racking 12 straight points.If San Sebastian keeps this up, there shouldn’t be any hitches for it to realize the preseason predictions placed on its head. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAdamson’s loss is Lyceum’s gain. And Jaycee Marcelino has no qualms on making that fact known.With the past week his coming out party, the offensive-minded half of the Marcelino twins is proving that he might just be the next great NCAA playmaker, coming out of nowhere to follow the footsteps of stars like Scottie Thompson and Jio Jalalon.This week, Marcelino hushed the boisterous crowd in EAC with his stupendous showing including the game-sealing steal on Francis Munsayac as the Pirates bucked the absence of coach Topex Robinson to stay unscathed at 7-0.2. Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKnown as a gunner throughout his career, Bong Quinto shared that it took time for him giving the steering wheel to Rey Nambatac.But with this selfless act, the 20-year-old seems to be thriving, as the duos’ trust with each other have helped Letran nab three straight wins to pull it out of the muck and grab solo third place.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more