netball play-offsThe organisers of the South East St Catherine Netball League shared that most things are in place for a successful staging of the three-day play-offs slated for next week.Four teams, Pro Santos A, Express All Star, Progressive Strikers and Passagefort Strikers will play off for the fourth and final semi spot. The play-offs start on Saturday, January 9, and is over three days. Based on form, Pro Santos A and Express All Star should be the two teams that will fight for that one spot.Cross-zone phase begins in Manchester major leagueThe Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League will resume today following the Christmas break with the start of the cross-zone phase. One match will be played today and five tomorrow.When the first phase comprising round-robin zone games ended, Mile Gully and Ricam were the respective zone leaders.Today’s lone match will see Georges Valley hosting Land Settlement at the deCarteret College playfield.Tomorrow’s schedule features a double-header at the Downs’ community centre. In the first game at 1:30 p.m., Alligator Pond will host Hillstars, while around 3:30, the home side, Downs, will take on Comfort.The rest of games see Porus hosting Greenvale, Old England vs Villa, and in the most anticipated match-up, the respective zone leaders will meet at Mile Gully.Mile Gully have mined 13 points from five games, the same as Ricam.Ricam are Manchester in KO clashDefending champions Rivoli United tackle Portmore United in an all-Premier feature semi-final match-up in the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine FA Happy Sutherland Knockout Competition at the Spanish Town Prison Oval scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2016.Bodles will take on Royal Lakes in the opening semi-final game at the venue.Rivoli boot Old Harbour Bay United 2-0 in quarter-final action recently, and Bodles eliminated Frazsiers Whip 2-0. In other quarter-final games, Portmore United defeated Marcus Garvey 2-0 and Royal Lakes clipped Dunbeholden 2-1.All in place for ready for BraetonCedar Grove Estate FC go into their York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two midseason final match against Braeton United bubbling with confidence.”We are well prepared for this encounter, mentally and physically,” said Bryan Cunningham, the president of Cedar Grove Estate FC. The match will take place on Sunday, January 10, 2016, instead of the previously announced Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the Cedar Grove playfield starting at 3 p.m.Despite the delay, Cunningham, believes that won’t bother his team, which include the strike force of Stephen Squire, who has scored three times thus far. He insists that this year, they will go to the next phase, which is the St Catherine FA Division One. Last season, they lost to Hellshire 1-0 in the league final.Portmore, Rivoli KO championsRicam Academy won their first major senior Manchester Football Association title when they defeated Hillstars on penalties to take the Brumalia Hardware-sponsored Knockout Cup.The final, which was contested at Brooks Park earlier this week, saw a 1-1 draw following regulation and extratime.Ricam were deserving winners, having been the most assertive team throughout the match. They, in fact, rocked Hillstars early when Kemar Ricketts scored in the 26th minute.They looked like sealing the title as, in time added on, Hillstars added life to the game and ensured extra time, when their best player, Jermaine Green scored in second-half added time.MRPC says thanksThe management of Mandeville’s professional shooting range facility, the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC), has said thanks to its club members and patrons throughout the year.They also state that they will continue to promote the benefits of professional shooting.In a new year’s release signed by club president Orville Henriques, the MRPC recognises that shooting is still an emerging sport but an important component of raising the awareness of safety in today’s Jamaica.”Our club continues to attract licensed firearm holders, but realises it has a central role in providing a top-class facility for the development of professional shooting,” read the release. “Professional shooting is important in fostering a stable culture of firearm acquisition and mastery and controlled use.”The facility, which is approved by the Firearm Licensing Authority of Jamaica and which also works closely with Central Dealers, the only approved facility for firearm purchases in central Jamaica, is opened to the public seven days a week. It hosts competitive matches each Sunday and competitive practice shoots on Wednesdays. The club also hosts a monthly match, which is open to all professional shooters and which adheres to international rules and organisation. Cedar Grove
KINGSTON: Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a meeting will be convened with members of the organising committee – headed by Jason McKay (at the earliest possible date) – with a view to seeing how best the Government of Jamaica can assist in successfully hosting the 2018 International Sport Kickboxing Association World Championships (ISKA). “I am very delighted and excited by the fact that we have won the rights to host the 2018 International Sport Kickboxing Association World Championships,” said Grange. “It is an indication that the world of karate and kickboxing believes that our people have the ability and capacity to execute at a very high level.” Since the announcement, Grange has alerted technocrats within the ministry to the endless possibilities of hosting the championships, all in an effort to ensure that the sport and the country is positioned to maximise on the gains to be derived. “This is a massive boost to Brand Jamaica and is a challenge all of us must embrace. It is another opportunity to promote and raise awareness about our rich cultural heritage and generate revenue to the economy,” she said. “Coupled with our world-class hospitality industry, I am confident that many of our guests who will attend this event in 2018 will happily return to our shores thereafter.” Jamaica was announced as the chosen destination for the 2018 edition of the championships during the just-concluded ISKA World Championships in Germany, which was held from May 18-22. “Special commendations to the martial arts community and all other stakeholders for the role they have played so far, but rest assured that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is committed to ensuring that the 2018 ISKA World Championships will be a huge success in all areas,” she added. The sports minister also commended the entire combined martial arts team that went to the World Championships in Germany.
Past The Finishing PostTrack:Good Weather :FineORVILLE CLARKE TROPHYRace 1 1700 M (Purse $580,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #4 BRIDLED PRINCESS SMuir 53.52. #9 MINY LEE SEllis 54.0 3/4L*3. #1 VESPERS JPatterson2 51.0 3-3/4L4. #6 BURLIN NBerger4 49.0 1-3/4LWIN: $455.00PLACE: $113.00, $69.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:50.2 Splits : 25.0, 49.4, 1:15.4, 1:43.2Winner : 4yo b filly – BRIDLED QUEST – KAM TO THE WORLDTrainer : CLIFTON MCLISH Owner : CLIFTON MCLISHBred by TREVOR R. JAMESQu: $868.00 Ex: $1,295.00Superfecta: $22,102.00BRIAN RICKMAN TROPHYRace 2 1100 M (Purse $850,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. #8 MARKET FORCE BebHarvey2 54.02. #9 GREAT FAITH PFrancis 52.5 1/2L*3. #6 AKASH SEllis 53.0 1/2L4. #11 WONG DON RHalledeen 54.0 2LWIN: $128.00PLACE: $53.00, $59.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:07.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.3Winner : 2yo b colt – ADORE THE GOLD – YOU CAN’T HIDETrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : HAM STABLES LIMITED (COMPANY)Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $289.00 Ex: $510.00D/E: $724.00Superfecta: $900.00(JR. WHOPPER) 2-Y-O JUVENILE SPRINTRace 3 1300 M (Purse $1,000,000) NB2-Y-O GRADED STAKES1. #6 MR. UNIVERSE JInnis3 54.0*2. #5 ARMAGEDDON OWalker 54.0 8L3. #2 VERY CLASSIC SEllis 54.5 3-1/4L4. #3 LADY FAYE AChatrie 52.5 4-1/2LWIN: $126.00Final Time : 1:18.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, 1:11.0,Winner : 2yo ch colt – REGION OF MERIT – RAGING FURYTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : CARLTON WATSONBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $98.00 Ex: $259.00D/E: $276.00Trifecta: $121.00Rolling Triple: $2,903.00BK BEST BREAKFASTRace 4 1200 M (Purse $550,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE JULY 12(DIV.I)1. #1 POCKET MONEY ARobles 52.02. #9 LEGAL ACCOUNT HPottinger2 51.0 Neck3. #3 MAGIC CITY OEdwards3 50.0 3-1/2L4. #12 EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS VNajair 51.0 Neck*5. #6 DUTCHESS URIEL PFrancis 50.5 4LWIN: $2701.00PLACE: $677.00, $94.00, $257.00Final Time : 1:17.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 9yo ch horse – TRADITIONAL – TROPICAL WAVETrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner : JOHNNY WILMOTBred by STEPHEN & W.P. VALENTINE CHUNGQu: $2,463.00 Ex: $11,029.00D/E: $3,205.00Trifecta: $7,645.00Hi-5 carry-over: $113,340.50Rolling Triple: $13,350.00Pick-4: $50,000.00INVITATIONAL MILERace 5 1600 M (Purse $1,350,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES (INV/H – CAP)*1. #6 BRAWN AChatrie 57.02. #7 HOUDINI’S MAGIC SEllis 54.5 1L3. #4 HOVER CRAFT OWalker 53.0 Neck4. #2 A THOUSAND STARS JInnis3 47.0 1/2LWIN: $136.00PLACE: $58.00, $55.00, $69.00Final Time : 1:37.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.1, 1:10.4Winner : 4yo colt – SARAVA – LA FAYETrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : MICHROSBred by SCF, INC DBA SOUTHERN CROSS FARMQuinella : (6,7) $153.00 Exacta : (6-7) $395.00D/E : (1-6) $5,322.00Superfecta : (6-7-4-2) $515.00Rolling Triple : (6-1-6) $17,727.00BK BEST BREAKFASTRace 6 1200 M (Purse $550,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE JULY 12(DIV.II)1. #5 EXPRESS TRUCK JJackson 55.02. #7 WAR CHIP AndreePowell4 46.0 5-1/2L3. #11 TO THE WORLD RHalledeen 53.5 2-3/4L4. #2 SOJOURNER TRUTH OSimpson 51.0 1L5. #9 VERONICA B DAThomas 50.0 2-1/2LWIN: $241.00PLACE: $97.00, $314.00, $201.00Final Time : 1:16.0 Splits : 23.3, 48.1Winner : 7yo ch horse – REGION OF MERIT – PITTER PATTERTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner : GARTH SAMUELSBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $827.00 Ex: $2,018.00D/E: $882.00Trifecta: $3,087.00Hi-5: $321,145.50Rolling Triple: $73,161.00Super-6: $327,534.00CARIBBEAN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPRace 7 1200 M (Purse $1,750,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES (GR.I – INV)1. #1 CAMPESINO RHalledeen 57.0*2. #5 BUZZ NIGHTMARE ISpence 57.0 1-1/4L3. #4 CHACE THE GREAT OWalker 55.0 2-1/4L4. #2 ROYAL ASSAULT LSteadman2 57.0 1-1/4LWIN: $363.00PLACE: $97.00, $63.00, $98.00Final Time : 1:10.4 Splits : 22.3, 45.3Winner : 6yo b horse – COMPADRE – YAELLATrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $169.00 Ex: $975.00D/E: $3,773.00Superfecta: $5,990.00Rolling Triple: $11,714.00DR. PAUL WRIGHT TROPHYRace 8 1300 M (Purse $818,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*JOCKEYS VS APPRENTICES DUEL*1. #2 MEMORY OF TS DDawkins2 53.0*2. #13 BIG AL SEllis 55.0 1-1/2L3. #3 NINELIFECAT RLahoe 55.0 3-1/2L4. #4 WHITE RUSSIAN AChatrie 53.0 3/4L5. #10 BUCKALUCK JErwin 53.0 NeckWIN: $174.00PLACE: $73.00, $67.00, $218.00Final Time : 1:21.4 Splits : 24.2, 48.2, 1:14.1,Winner : 3yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – SAFE LANDINGTrainer: ANTHONY NUNES Owner : CUDSBred by COURTNEY WALSHQuinella : (2,13) $197.00 Exacta : (2-13) $432.00D/E : (1-2) $2,055.00Trifecta : (2-13-3) $2,926.00Hi-5 : (2-13-3-4-10) $27,269.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-2) $13,372.00Pick-4 : (6-5-1-2) $37,840.00I LOVE MY WHOPPERRace 9 1820 M (Purse $580,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. #8 SPORTING CLAY AndrePowell3 52.02. #1 STORMONTHESEA AntThomas4 50.0 1-3/4L3. #9 EAZY STEPPING SMuir 53.5 5L4. #7 MR. ROMANTIC HPottinger2 52.0 1-1/2LDNF #4 SHELLIAN GREY SEllis 53.5 12/1Late scratch : #11 PLAY STATIONWIN: $354.00PLACE: $204.00, $221.00, $569.00Final Time : 2:00.1 Splits : 27.1, 52.1, 1:18.4, 1:45.1Winner : 5yo b gelding – URBAN KING – DANCIN ROSETrainer : ERROL POTTINGER Owner : V. & O. RACING STABLESBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,544.00 Ex: $2,145.00D/E: $1,400.00Superfecta: $107,348.00Rolling Triple: $14,810.00Pick-8: $1,942.00LINDY DELAPENHA TROPHYRace 10 1300 M (Purse $818,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO(NW3)-REST. STAKES*1. #9 CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 54.02. #1 SOY EL SENOR DDawkins2 49.0 14-1/2L3. #5 MISTER BONES AndreePowell4 48.0 3-3/4L4. #4 AFRICA JPatterson2 48.0 Head5. #7 QUEEN OF BAGDAD JErwin 53.0 NoseLate scratch : #11 DR. TRAINWIN: $119.00PLACE: $76.00, $143.00, $112.00Final Time : 1:17.1 Splits : 23.3, 45.4, 1:10.1,Winner : 3yo b filly – COWTOWN CAT – CHOOBLOOTrainer : PETER MCMASTER Owner : MISS SUCKIEQu: $1,630.00 Ex: $1,733.00D/E: $637.00Trifecta: $1,544.00Hi-5: $112,037.50Rolling Triple: $3,321.00BURGER KING SUPERSTAKESRace 11 2000 M (Purse $4,500,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES (GR. I – INV)1. #8 BIGDADDYKOOL LSteadman2 54.02. #1 FRANFIELD BebHarvey2 57.0 Neck*3. #5 SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 4L4. #9 PERFECT NEIGHBOUR OFoster 57.0 2LLate scratch : #7 PHINEASWIN: $157.00PLACE: $65.00, $75.00, $61.00Final Time : 2:06.2 Splits : 24.1, 49.0, 1:13.1, 1:38.3Winner : 3yo b colt – SORRENTINO – BEWARE BABYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $391.00 Ex: $840.00D/E: $597.00Superfecta: $912.00Rolling Triple: $4,039.00KARL ANGELL TROPHYRace 12 1400 M (Purse $818,000) NB3-Y-O RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II(NW2)*1. #8 SUNDANCE DDawkins2 54.02. #10 DREAMING THE CODE AndreePowell4 49.0 Nose3. #2 BLUE PEPSI LINKS BebHarvey2 53.0 4-1/2L4. #3 OLD BRAETON RLahoe 54.0 2-1/4L5. #1 DUSSELDORF LSteadman2 54.0 1-1/2LWIN: $150.00PLACE: $75.00, $85.00, $108.00Final Time : 1:26.1 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:12.1Winner : 3yo colt – COWBOY CAL – POWER TO PLEASETrainer : IAN PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by IAN PARSARDQu: $528.00 Ex: $1,014.00D/E: $686.00Trifecta: $945.00Hi-5: $87,899.50Rolling Triple: $2,324.00Pick-4: $12,084.00Super-6: $119,386.10Pick-9: $5,704.00 (7 of 9) $136.50 ( six of nine) Carry-over : $1,408,673.70
The West Indies’ visually impaired cricket team’s Jamaican players have received a sponsorship of just under $3 million to compete in the 2017 T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind in India at the end of the month.The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) has contributed $2.2 million of this, with another $750,000 coming from the Jamaica Cricket Association.Sports Minister Olivia Grange said that the team still needs all the support it can get, especially financially, and has urged corporate Jamaica to get on board to help to cover other expenses the team still has.”There is still a shortfall and I will continue to lobby on behalf our visually challenged cricketers. They deserve this opportunity to compete against the best players in the world. They have always represented their country and the region with distinction and I know they will do so again. I appeal to corporate Jamaica to get behind our visually impaired cricketers and help them to get to the World Cup,” the sports minister said.The donation was made to the team on behalf of the Jamaica Visually Impaired Cricket Association as the West Indies Cricket Council for the Blind had requested that each player gets funding from the respective territories. This meant a higher figure was needed for the Jamaicans as eight of them make up the 11-member squad.Minister Grange and SDF general manager Denzil Wilks both assured the team that the donation would not affect funds to be given to the Jamaicans at a later date as they look to defend their regional title.SENSE OF OPTIMISMThe team had faced the threat of withdrawing from the competition because of a lack of funds, but as they now look towards their opening game against the hosts on January 31, squad member Jason Ricketts said that there is a renewed sense of optimism in the camp.”We’re confident,” he says. “I’m not gonna say that we’re gonna win (the entire competition), but we’re in a better position now and actually feeling better than a week ago.”His teammate Mark Sweeney said that the donation has him motivated even more to make the region proud.”I must say that I am feeling a sense of relief,” Sweeney said. “I really want to go and represent my country and the region. We’re going out there to give it our best, nothing but the best.”Ricketts said that the uncertainty over participation has affected the team’s training, but they will make the most of the remaining time.”It’s (preparations) not as smooth as we’d want it to be, but we just have to work with the limited time and resources that we have and try and make it work when we get down to India.”The 2017 T20 World Cup for the Blind will run from January 28 to February 12.
RUBBING SHOULDERS PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago captain, Carlos Edwards, has hailed the appointment of former national teammate Dennis Lawrence as men’s senior team head coach. The 42-year-old Lawrence was announced by the T&T Football Association on Saturday to fill the post left vacant by the resignation of Belgian Tom Saintfiet. “I think it’s a really good decision. His passion and commitment to the game is second to none. From the time he started accumulating his coaching badges, he dedicated everything to himself and his development in order to fulfil his ambitions,” said Edwards, who along with Lawrence were members of the T&T side which made history by qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. “I think this opportunity now is the best thing for Dennis and the country on a whole. “He will always be the man who played a critical role in taking us to the 2006 World Cup with his efforts throughout the campaign and the goal against Bahrain and now with his experience and being in the Premiership has made him into a better coach, rubbing shoulders with the best coaches and players in the world.” Lawrence played 89 times for T&T and is best remembered for the goal against Bahrain in a two-legged qualifier which saw the country clinch their spot at the World Cup for the first time. He spent several seasons at Welsh side Wrexham where he played alongside Edwards, and also turned out for Swansea City and Crewe Alexandra. Edwards, who also played with Lawrence at local side Defence Force, said his former teammate possessed the qualities needed to be successful in his new post. “He has the sixth sense about the game and his leadership will be valuable. Obviously he will have his own methods of coaching and dealing with the players. “From his days at Defence Force where we played together, you could see something special in him and his desire to coach at the highest level and he has maintained that passion past his playing days.”
National team head coach Francis Vicente. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Philippine head coach Francis Vicente had a high vantage point as he watched his defensive ace Dawn Macandili claim the second Best Libero award in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship.And as the national mentor looked on, he immediately knew a perpetual volleyball program for the country can produce more players like Dawn Macandili.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipino fans make Korea star Kim Yeon-koung feel at home View comments Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 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 LATEST STORIES “This is why we need to just trust on a continuous program for a national team,” said Vicente Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena.CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines team for the AVC and the upcoming Southeast Asian Games was formed just few months before the grueling August stretch.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’Vicente added that other positions could also win individual awards in international tournaments and not just the Best Libero plum.“Let’s be patient, let’s support the national team,” said Vicente. “For me we should all be united and stop the crab mentality that we drag other players down.” Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
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 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESMeralco strengthened its bid for a top two finish in the PBA Governors’ Cup, bombarding Globalport to submission, 100-93, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Bolts tied Ginebra at the top of the ladder with 8-2 records while the Batang Pier, who are already out of the playoffs, saw their conference end at 3-8.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LOOK: LeBron practices with new-look Cavs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Curry was the first NBA player to sign a super-max contract in July following a restructuring of the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Perhaps that’s why he was named an example for individual wage income.“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system,” the tax proposal stated.“Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCurry learned about his place in the plan Thursday and had a question.“I wonder if Steve’s Bike Shop is hiring.,” Curry tweeted. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resign LATEST STORIES Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:14Carpio 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 Curry has been singled out by Washington Republicans before. The top one, in fact.In September, President Donald Trump criticized the Warriors for saying they may not visit the White House. Championship teams have traditionally visited the president, but the Warriors were wavering because of their disapproval of Trump.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has roundly criticized Trump, as has Curry. But it was the two-time NBA MVP that drew Trump’s ire.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”House Republicans did not explain why Curry was the only person named in the tax proposal.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green during their NBA game at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPSAN ANTONIO — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry doesn’t know how he became the only person named in the 429-page tax plan unveiled Thursday by House Republicans.“It was weird, that’s about it,” Curry said following Golden State’s 112-92 win over San Antonio. “There’s a lot of people wondering why I was called out, whatever the case may be, but mama, I made it.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ View comments
Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE—It may not have been the title match she had initially prepared for, but Mei Yamaguchi’s upcoming bout against Filipino fighter Gina Iniong was something she had hoped to happen again a long time.The last time these two fighters met in 2014, Yagamuchi went home with the seventh loss—a split decision—of her career.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Now the Japanese martial artist gets a shot at revenge when they clash in ONE: Immortal Pursuit on Friday at Singapore Indoor stadium here.“I was glad that Gina answered ‘yes’ to the match on the Singapore card with me,” said Yamaguchi. “I have always looked for a chance for revenge. It is the perfect moment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneYamaguchi was supposed to challenge ONE Atomweight Champion Angela Lee for the belt, but the Singaporean star met a car accident two weeks before their scheduled title fight.Iniong, a native of Baguio City, was tapped a replacement just 14 days after her last bout in Manila, but she is ready as ever to try to repeat over one of the top Atomweight fighters in the continent. “My image of the last match was Gina getting some points with her boxing, and me with my ground game,” she stated “It was back and forth, but all of my team thought I won.”Both fighters have vastly improved since their last match and Yamaguchi is well aware of Iniong’s power.“Gina has a really good right hand she throws, and she is strong and physical. I am better with the ground game and improved more in my boxing skills compared to our previous match,” she said.Yamaguchi is confident enough to guarantee that this time, she will get her hands raised in victory.“It is going to end early. It will be a clear finish by me. It is going to be a knockout,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments
Murray was seeded No. 2 in Brisbane, where he’d been expecting to play his first competitive match since July. He joined top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who pulled out last week in a bid to continue his recovery from injury, as notable withdrawals from the season-opening event in Brisbane.Murray had planned to use the Brisbane event as his main warmup for the Australian Open starting Jan. 15 in Melbourne. Murray has been a five-time finalist at the Australian 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 folkInjured Murray withdraws from Brisbane International S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Great Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after he lost a match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)BRISBANE, Australia — Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of an ongoing problem with his right hip.The former No. 1-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play his first match on Thursday, but notified organizers he was pulling out after failing to practice on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next