Bolt rues start, booed Gatlin hails his ‘amazing’ rival

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ “Normally it gets better during the rounds, but it didn’t come together. And that is what killed me. I felt it was there.”Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, shrugged off the boos of the crowd to hail the great Jamaican, even dropping to his knees to bow to his rival.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’Gatlin said Bolt had told him “You don’t deserve all these boos.”“So I think for all that and inspiring throughout my career he’s an amazing man.” Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 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. “Usain has accomplished so much in our sport and inspired others like Coleman to come out and compete in the championships.“Usain said: ‘Congratulations, you deserve it.’ And that’s from the man himself. He knows how hard I work. Tonight was all about the W (win) and I managed to sneak it.”Gatlin played down the jeering, perhaps summing up the difference between him and Bolt perfectly by saying: “It’s not about the crowd: I tuned it out through the rounds and stayed the course. I kept my energy through the semis and came to the final to do what I do.“The people who love me, they’re cheering for me. They’re at home cheering for me and my coaching manager is cheering for me, and that’s what I’ve been focusing on.“I thought of all the things I would do if I won, and I didn’t do any of that. It was almost like 2004 all over again” when he won the Olympic 100m title before going on to claim a world sprint double in 2005 and then falling foul of doping laws. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend US athlete Justin Gatlin kneels in front of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt after Gatlin won 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 — Usain Bolt was left ruing a disastrous start as his failure to fire saw American arch-rival Justin Gatlin poop what was supposed to be a party in his final 100m race at the world championships on Saturday.“My start is killing me,” said Bolt, who battled back up through the field to claim bronze behind Gatlin and silver medalist Christian Coleman.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Bolt had complained about the starting blocks in Friday’s first round, and left himself too much to do after finding himself behind Coleman.“It was rough,” he said. “I was a little bit stressed. But I came out like at any other championships and I did my best. Thanks for the support. I could never expect this from any other crowd. They are what pushed me to do my best.“The atmosphere was wonderful. I knew they would come out. I’m just disappointed I couldn’t do better for them but that’s how it goes sometimes.”Gatlin was loudly jeered by the sell-out 60,000 crowd at the London Stadium, where Bolt’s victory over him at the 2012 Olympics was hailed as triumph of ‘good over evil’ given the American’s doping-tainted past.“It’s just so surreal right now — I jumped in the crowd and went wild,” said the 35-year-old who has served two doping bans, the second between 2006-10, a period of forced exile that he credits has helped his track longevity.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Gatlin gatecrashes Bolt’s 100m farewell party 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Leone ready for Belingon: I’m going to strike with him

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m going to strike with him,” Leone told Filipino reporters Tuesday during a kick-off press conference at City of Dreams Manila. “I’m going to set it (takedown) up but it’s not gonna come down without strikes.”But it’s not going to be easy against Belingon, who has been on a resurgence having won his last four fights, two of which ending in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMany had tested Belingon’s striking and most had failed. Leone hopes to from Belingon’s past opponents and not commit their mistakes.“I’m going to try to learn from their past failures and do my best,” said Leone. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Andrew Leone.American fighter Andrew Leone is wary of Filipino star Kevin Belingon’s striking ability but he’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe when they meet on Friday in the main event of ONE: Heroes of Honor at Mall of Asia Arena.Leone, a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt, plans to take the fight on the ground but says it would only happen if he and Belingon engages in a stand-up battle first.ADVERTISEMENT Leone and Belingon will be fighting inside a five-rope ring instead of the usual MMA cage.The 28-year-old Leone admits Belingon has the edge in fighting inside a ring, though he believes being in a different battleground won’t serve as a determining factor in their bout.“There are positives and negatives. I don’t believe it will affect the outcome,” he said. “This is my fourth fight in the ring. Kevin has more experience inside the ring and it’s a great opportunity for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Belingon sees advantage in ring match instead of cage MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Kenyans call foul after MPs go to World Cup at taxpayers’ expense

first_img“Isn’t that a big bad joke, that leaders can travel all the way to Russia to watch football when we have a lot of problems here?” asked Sylvester Aseka, who sells second-hand computers in Nairobi.“Oh my God, I want to believe that is not true, the pictures some of them are posting,” said Jacinta Mong’ina, 26, a student. “It means they have a lot of time and resources to go to Russia. When will they serve their constituents?”The Star daily newspaper reported that around 20 MPs had travelled to Russia at the beginning of the month and were expected to attend Sunday’s final.The cost of accommodation, per diems and match tickets was being footed by the government, it said.The Star’s estimate of the total cost was around $450,000 (385,000 euros). By comparison, the minimum wage in Kenya is between $120 and $280 per month, depending on the skill.In parliament, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi confirmed the trip but said it was “not a bad thing”.“They must prepare a report when they come back and table it in parliament. That’s the standard procedure,” he said.According to The Star, Senate Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye also defended the trip as “official business”.“It is their responsibility to understand sports, how to host such international tournaments. This is not a holiday and it is too simplistic to look at it as a joyrider mission,” he was cited as saying.Kenya’s Harambee Stars have never reached the World Cup finals, and have not qualified for any major international tournament since the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.Kenya’s lawmakers — among the highest paid in the world — have often rubbed public opinion up the wrong way notably over their salary demands.Last August, before they had even taken up their seats after an election, the new MPs launched a campaign to demand higher wages.Kenya has also previously courted scandal at major sporting events, from doping allegations to the 2016 Olympics where several athletics officials were charged with offences such as stealing team uniforms.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 – Kenyans voiced outrage on Thursday as it emerged that a group of lawmakers had gone to the World Cup at the taxpayers’ expense, even though the country had failed to qualify for the tournament.The scandal erupted after some of the legislators posted selfies on social media of themselves enjoying matches in Russia.last_img read more

Panthers prey on defenseless Bears

first_imgCHICAGO – Over and over, Brian Urlacher used the same word: frustrating. The NFL defensive player of the year was mystified about why – for the first time all season – the Chicago Bears were defenseless. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaThe toughest defense in the league to score on during the regular season, a unit that carried Chicago to its first playoff appearance in four seasons and dominated Jake Delhomme and Carolina two months ago, could do nothing to stop the Panthers. Delhomme completed 24 of 33 passes for 319 yards with three touchdowns and Steve Smith caught 12 passes for a career-high 218 yards. After sacking Delhomme eight times in a 13-3 win in November, the Bears managed just one sack on Sunday and allowed more yards than they had in any game this season. A Chicago team that earned a first-round bye looked rusty from not having played in a few weeks and was fortunate to be trailing just 16-7 at halftime. “Maybe we shouldn’t get a bye week anymore,” Urlacher said. “We didn’t have any three-and-outs, a lot of takeaways, a lot of sacks,” Urlacher said. “That’s what we thrive on.” Instead, the Carolina Panthers thrived, reeling off 434 yards in a 29-21 victory over the Bears on Sunday in the NFC divisional playoffs. center_img In his first playoff appearance, Rex Grossman was 17 of 41 for 192 yards for the Bears. He started the game with five incompletions. “They did a great job of mixing up blitzes and looks,” he said. “It took me awhile to get adjusted to seeing exactly what their plan was.” Brad Maynard had 19- and 13-yard punts in the first half. And cornerback Charles Tillman had a rough game from the start. Tillman fell and watched Smith break for a 58-yard touchdown reception on the game’s second play from scrimmage. It was a bad beginning for a team that was making its first postseason appearance since a 14-point loss at home to Philadelphia after a bye following the 2001 season. And it was a tough end to an unexpected run to the playoffs. After three losing seasons and a 1-3 start, the Bears finished 11-5 during the regular season. “We’re extremely mad and hurt,” Grossman said. “But the only way to look at it is as a learning experience.” Urlacher provided one of the Bears’ few bright spots when he ended a Panthers’ scoring threat with a leaping, one-handed interception at the 7-yard line. Otherwise, the defense provided few highlights. The pressure simply wasn’t there. But it was clear this wasn’t their day, starting with Tillman’s slip. “In a situation like that, I would have never expected him to stumble,” defensive coordinator Ron Rivera said. Tillman’s day didn’t get much better after that slip. With the ball on the 48, Delhomme launched a pass toward the end zone late in the first quarter. Tillman and Smith, like rebounders, went up for the ball. Tillman had it in his hands, but Smith ripped it away on the way down, giving Carolina possession at the 2. The Panthers settled for a field goal, making it 10-0 three seconds into the second quarter. Later, Tillman failed to recover a fumble on a drive that ended with a Carolina field goal. “You’re matched against one of the top players in the league, you’re going to get beat sometimes,” Rivera said. “I thought he did a tremendous job in some situations. On that one, he stumbled and gave up that play.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COMMUNITY NOTICE: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CLASSES STARTING NEXT MONTH AT THE NIALL MOR CENTRE

first_imgCommunity News: Niall Mor Community Centre Phone No: 07497 41863Please put the following information into your local notes: Intermediate Spanish Classes starting March 2015 ring above numberAre you interested in Basic or Intermediate Computer Classes contact the above number.JC Fitness classes on Monday-Saturday contact John on: 087 9617436Citizen Advice Office every Monday from 10am – 1pm A free confidential councelling service is provided by Letterkenny Women’s Centre in Centre on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Contact: 07491 24985Jobs Club starting Tuesday 3rd March 2015 for 18 days at the Centre 10.30am – 1.30pmAntil Natal Classes at the Centre Thursday 5th March contact Aileen Henry 07497 31694Every Monday Weight Watchers Every Tuesday Slimming WorldCOMMUNITY NOTICE: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CLASSES STARTING NEXT MONTH AT THE NIALL MOR CENTRE was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Community NoticesFeaturesNiall Mor Community CentreNoticesSpanish Classeslast_img read more

Eric Dier reveals what Ramos said to him after crunching tackle

first_img Dier flew into the challenge with Ramos 3 3 Dier earned a booking after putting Ramos in the stands “He just congratulated me. I just think the ball was there to be won and I think I won it. I don’t think it was a foul or a yellow card, really,” he explained.“It’s important to respect them, but at the same time, once we start the game, it’s every man for himself and we have to put our foot down, put a marker down and be aggressive.“Still with respect, but we have to be aggressive, be on the front foot and show that nothing is going to intimidate us.” England midfielder Eric Dier has revealed Sergio Ramos congratulated him after his thunderous challenge left the Spain captain in a heap on the floor.And the Tottenham Hotspur man has no regrets, claiming he wanted to prove the Three Lions were not intimidated in Monday night’s game in Seville- despite coming into the game as underdogs. An inexperienced England side were expected to be dismantled against La Roja, who put six past World Cup finalists Croatia earlier in their UEFA Nations League group.However, a brace from Raheem Sterling and a tidy finish from Marcus Rashford put Gareth Southgate’s side on course for an emphatic victory which was not as close as the 3-2 scoreline suggested.After threatening play from the hosts in the early exchanges, Dier’s tremendous tackle left Spain shell-shocked and allowed England to get a foothold in the game.Sam Allardyce told talkSPORT on Tuesday he was so impressed with Dier’s performance, he feels he is on par with Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.Although he picked up a booking, the 24-year-old explained why exactly he felt the need to clatter the Real Madrid captain and just exactly what he said to him after the game. But was left bemused by the decision to award a yellow card 3last_img read more

Volleyball Loses First Contest This Season In a Hard-Fought 3-0 Match Against Iowa

first_imgThe Bulldogs jumped out to a 7-4 lead to begin the second set, but the Hawkeyes bounced back to take their largest lead at 19-15. Drake tied the set at 21, but after both a blocking and attacking error by the Bulldogs, the Hawkeyes took the second set 25-23.  “Overall, I’m pleased with our team this weekend. We knew it would be a challenging tournament,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “This evening was a great test for our team to see where we’re at and how we can match up with a team when we may be outsized and outgunned in some areas. I’m proud of the way we played tonight.” The loss was the first of the Bulldogs’ season as they are 9-1 heading into the last week of non-conference action. Additionally, the Bulldogs have won 27-of-31 sets they have played in this season. Drake closed out the tournament with a 3-1 record to claim the tournament title while Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) was named the tournament MVP. She hit .434 with 28 kills and added 12 blocks for the Bulldogs. Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) and Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) were also named to the all-tournament team for their efforts in leading the Bulldogs. Plock had 39 kills on 92 attempts while Holmes had 30 kills and a team-high 42 digs. Preview The first set went back and forth, and neither team was able to string together a run large enough to pull away. Following a media timeout with UMass Lowell leading 15-13, Drake came out firing to even the score. The River Hawks slowed the Bulldogs’ momentum, but Drake managed to give themselves a 24-21 lead forcing a UMass Lowell timeout. Unphased by the timeout, Drake closed out the set with a 25-22 win. Next Game: In the evening match against in-state foe Iowa (4-3), Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) led the Bulldogs with 11 kills but accounted for nearly a third of the Bulldogs 157 attempts. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) and Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) added nine kills each. Story Links Full Schedule Roster Drake defeated UMass Lowell by set scores of 25-22, 25-13, 25-16 and fell to Iowa, 34-32, 25-23, 25-15. The next home game will mark the opening of Missouri Valley Conference play when the Bulldogs open against in-state rival UNI. That game will be at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center and broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team finished the final day of the Hotel Renovo-Wildwood Lodge Invitational by grabbing a 3-0 victory over UMass Lowell before falling to Iowa in the final match of the tournament, 3-0, at the Knapp Center. vs. Ohio 9/14/2018 – 1:30 p.m. vs. Iowa Box Score (PDF) center_img The Bulldogs never led in the third set as Iowa completed the sweep by cruising to a 25-15 victory over the Bulldogs in the final set as the Bulldogs admittedly ‘ran out of gas’ according to Coach McBroom after playing four matches in two days. “We fought to end, and there was no panic, it was a great test and something we can grow from and move forward from,” McBroom added. Photo Gallery The Bulldogs will hit the road to Columbia, Mo., next to play in the MIzzou Invitational Sept. 14 and 15. There they will take on Ohio, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday and finish with host, Missouri on Saturday. vs. UML Box Score (PDF) Iowa hit .248 in the win, the highest an opponent has hit against the Bulldogs this season. The Bulldogs fell to a 9-4 deficit in the opening set against Iowa but battled back and took their first lead at 12-11. It was point-for-point for the remainder of the set. Strong defense kept the Bulldogs in the set as neither team would fold. A critical serving error by the Hawkeyes tied the Bulldogs at 28, but Iowa quickly recovered to take the 29-28 lead. Two fantastic rallies ended with kills from Gergen and Cheek and the Hawkeyes were forced to take a timeout. Iowa came out swinging and finished the match with a 34-32 victory.  Drake began the day by on a higher note by downing the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 3-0 for the Bulldogs’ ninth-straight win to that point. vs. Iowa Box Score (HTML) Drake came out swinging in set two taking an early 7-1 lead. The Bulldogs continued their run by pulling away to an 18-7 lead and ultimately finished with a convincing 25-13 second set victory with the final two points coming off of back-to-back kills from Cheek. Drake got an early lead in the third set, but the River Hawks kept themselves within reach until calling a timeout with the Bulldogs leading 13-7. Following the timeout, Drake pulled away with a set score of 25-16 to sweep the match. The sweep was the Bulldogs eighth of the season to date. vs. UML Box Score (HTML) Live Statslast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Real Madrid 2

first_imgRamires scored a lovely goal for Chelsea but Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick means they trail in Miami.Real Madrid made a lively start to the Guinness International Champions Cup final and Marcelo put them ahead by firing into the bottom corner on the quarter-hour mark.Chelsea levelled two minutes later when Ramires finished a nice move by cleverly dinking the ball over keeper Iker Casillas.Ronaldo had a chance to restore Real’s lead but volleyed wide from Marcelo’s cross, before Frank Lampard had an effort saved by Casillas.However, Ronaldo did put his side back in front 13 minutes before the interval and Real ended the first half very much on top.Blues boss Jose Mourinho, coming up against the club he left at the end of last season, opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Oscar and Eden Hazard playing wide of Romelu Lukaku in attack.David Luiz was again absent from the Chelsea squad.Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Van Ginkel, Lampard; Oscar, Lukaku, Hazard.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Franklin Barreto reacts to Opening Day demotion as A’s make room for Morales

first_imgOAKLAND — Franklin Barreto sat in the black leather chair at his locker inside the A’s clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum with his feet propped up on two brown boxes.He knew what was coming.When the A’s announced a trade to acquire slugging first baseman Kendrys Morales from the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night, Barreto sensed he would be the player going down to the minors in order make room on the active roster. Sure enough, Barreto was called into the coaches’ room just before Thursday’s …last_img

Curry’s broken hand offers Warriors moonshot at high lottery pick

first_imgSteph Curry’s broken second metacarpal may be a death knell for a Warriors team that already looked mostly listless in four games this year.But it could also be a boon for the Warriors to slingshot into the future.The Warriors will retain their 2020 first-round pick if it falls in the top 20 selections of the draft. That’s looking increasingly likely, as their playoff odds plummeted with Curry’s injury Wednesday night.If they miss the postseason and end up in the lottery, they’ll have …last_img