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Champs Memories!!!

first_imgIt is Champs 1976 and grand showdowns loomed in more ways than one.Everald Samuels’, St Andrew Technical High School’s meteoric rise loomed large.Samuels seemed destined to upstage the reigning 100 metres champion, Balford ‘Bally’ Reid of Kingston College (KC).It was an era when KC harboured the notion that although red, the stadium track was its domain.Samuels and Calabar High had different plans.And so it was also a year when the long reign of KC as Boys’ athletics champions was under severe threat.KC had been victorius for 14 consecutive years, stretching from 1962 to 1975.A year earlier, Bally Reid had set a new mark of 10.4 seconds (hand-timed). But in 1976, Samuels, the high-kneed wonder boy, emerged out of the Bumper Hall-based school hitherto devoid of a reputation in the sprints.On Friday, the first of the two-day event, 40 years ago, both Reid and Samuels cruised through the heats of the 100 metres.Tensions were lifted to fever pitch, however, as the dominant duo drew the same semi-finals race.The stage was set in an arena that was not for the faint of heart.There was silence at the start of the race and noise in between. When it was done, there was a thunderous hush in the section of the bleachers painted ‘purple’.Samuels not only conquered the mighty ‘Bally Reid’, he also equalled the record of 10.4 seconds set by Reid the previous year.A new star was born, underlining the beginning of the end of the long dynasty of the redoubtable KC as Calabar, perennial rivals, rebounded with colour and ferocity for the first time in 15 years to secure the Mortimer Geddes Trophy.Samuels, though, was not done.He was even more dominant in the 200 metres, becoming the first schoolboy athlete to run under 21 seconds (hand-timed).His record 20.9 seconds stood until it was broken by Clarendon College’s Norman Mills in 1979.last_img read more

Ceres-Negros extends winning run at home turf

first_imgCeres-Negros kept its fine form at home as it blanked the Davao Aguilas, 2-0, Saturday night in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Goals from midfielders OJ Porteria and Stephan Schrock kept the Busmen unbeaten at home, while denying the Aguilas a first victory of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Pinoy chessers snatch 3 golds ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Schrock nearly opened the scoring in the 19th minute when his effort rattled the bar.Porteria, who recovered just in time from food poisoning, made no mistake eight minutes later as he fired an unstoppable shot from outside the area to beat Marko Trkulja.Schrock, who was denied by the post late in the second half, finally broke through in the 57th minute after finding space just inside the box.The victory augurs well for the Busmen who now shift their focus on the AFC Cup zonal finals against Singaporean side Home United starting on Aug. 2 at Jalan Besar Stadium. The return leg at Panaad is set Aug. 9.“We were a little bit scared here and there because we have a very important match in the AFC Cup,” said Schrock. “We lacked concentration but like coach said we took it very professional, very disciplined, and were patient enough so a 2-0 result is a good result for us.”ADVERTISEMENT The Busmen needed to overcome the Aguilas’ defensive approach as they patiently and systematically broke down the visiting side with slick passing and quick movement.“It was the hardest game that we had here at home,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “They defended really good [and are] well organized, but my players were persistent for 90 minutes and they had patience.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It’s not easy to play when one team is defending with 10 players in front of the goal, especially when they know how to defend and they defend very good.”The Aguilas paraded new signings Matthew Hartmann, who was acquired from Global Cebu, and Harry Sawyer, a tall Australian striker, but they hardly offered anything going forward as the visiting team was content to soak up the pressure. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

GALLERY: Ginebra retains title, survives Meralco in Game 7

first_imgBarangay Ginebra successfully defended its PBA Governors’ Cup title but not after holding off a resilient Meralco side in Game 7 before a record crowd of 54,086 at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.Veteran point guard LA Tenorio had a team-high 26 points and four assists and was awarded as the Finals MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMeralco swingman Jared Dillinger goes for a reverse layup against Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra forward Japeth Aguilar skies for a layup as Meralco big man Reynel Hugnatan looks on. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco head coach Norman Black reacts to a call. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco import Allen Durham with an emphatic dunk. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra guard Scottie Thompson shoots a jumper over Meralco point guard Baser Amer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra celebrates after beating Meralco in Game 7 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra celebrates after beating Meralco in Game 7 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra celebrates after beating Meralco in Game 7 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra guards LA Tenorio and Jayjay Helterbrand share a moment during the Gin Kings’ celebration. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra guard Mark Caguioa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra head coach Tim Cone gives the injured Sol Mercado a hug. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra guard LA Tenorio receives his Finals MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limbo MOST READ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UP standout Paul Desiderio applies for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

first_imgJust days after wrapping up his collegiate career, the former University of the Philippines captain filed his application for the 2018 Draft on Friday at the PBA Office in Eastwood.Desiderio was the 45th applicant of the 2018 PBA Draft set for Dec. 16 at Robinson’s Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe man who coined the mantra “atin to!” captained the Maroons to their first UAAP finals appearance in 32 years where they lost to 10-time champion Ateneo in a sweep.Although he lost in the UAAP, Desiderio was triumphant in the PBA D-League in the summer after helping Go for Gold to the Foundation Cup title. Desiderio, who was part of the Batang Gilas team that competed in the 2014 U-17 World Cup, averaged 13.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.3 steals in his final year with the Fighting Maroons.The PBA earlier extended the deadline for local players from December 3 to December 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Paul Desiderio’s path to the PBA has officially started.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘Survivor’ Bi Nguyen signs with ONE Championship No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Deportee sets car, house on fire

first_imgTwo persons are now homeless and a third in Police custody after a Corentyne, Berbice man set fire to their car and house.The car and a two storied house were completely destroyed in the Friday afternoon blaze. Reports are the Second Street, Number 59 Village, Corentyne home was set on fire by a 21-year-old man who was recently deported from the United States.The remains of the two story wood and concrete building at Number 59 VillageAccording to reports, Dhanraj Rambally and his deportee son, who is now in custody, were imbibing when an argument ensured. An eyewitness told this publication that Anjanee Rambally, the co-owner of the house and the deportee’s mother, was not at home at the time when the man and his son were involved in the argument.The eyewitness pointed out that following the argument, the young man took a bottle of flammable liquid and threw it on the car, setting it on fire. At the time, the car was parked under the house. The car then exploded causing the blaze to spread to the house.“When the gas tank catch, the car blow up and pitch right up to the flooring… Is then the flooring start to blaze and then the fire spread.”Anjanee Rambally and her husband returned to Guyana in June and had been depending on an income from two cars which are rented.The burnt carChairman of the Community Policing Group (CPG) Dashrat Mahobir stated that when he arrived on the scene, he realised that the fire service was not contacted and he immediately called for help. According to the CPG Chairman, Police from the Number 51 Police Station asked him if there was a suspect and instructed him to arrest the suspect. “I find out and people say that is he burn down the house so I make sure that no body didn’t do him anything and I hand him over to the Police when they come.”Police are investigating the incident.Meanwhile, in 2008, a house situated on the same lot was destroyed by fire when another son committed an act of arson. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm congratulates local lawyer’s ‘Queen’s Counsel’ appointment

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has congratulated Augustine Tae-Hoon Earmme on his Queen’s counsel appointment.Earmme is one of 39 lawyers across British Columbia appointed the title, and is the founder of Fort St. John law firm Earmme & Associates, which provides expertise in corporate and commercial law, real estate, wills and estates, family mediation and personal injury.He is also currently vice chair of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union and volunteers as a solicitor for local Fort St. John non-profit societies.- Advertisement -Pimm says, through mentoring young lawyers and giving his time and expertise to the community, Earmme has generously provided service through his role of lawyer here in our community.last_img read more

Atletico edge Ozil-less Arsenal on penalties

first_img0Shares0000Luciano Vietto of Atletico Madrid attempts to get past Arsenal players during their International Champions Cup football match in Singapore © AFP / ROSLAN RAHMANSINGAPORE, Singapore, Jul 26 – New-look Arsenal left out controversy-hit Mesut Ozil but still impressed before they were edged 3-1 on penalties by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in a friendly on Thursday.Ozil, who caused a furore when he quit German national duty claiming racism, was rested after his World Cup exertions as 17-year-old midfielder Emile Smith Rowe took centre-stage in Singapore. After Luciano Vietto’s opener for Atletico against the run of play, teenager Smith Rowe hit a dazzling equaliser — his first senior goal — in front of new boss Unai Emery as it finished 1-1 after normal time.Under International Champions Cup rules, the game went straight to penalties where substitute Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan starred, saving three before coolly slotting the winner himself.Both sides started with unfamiliar line-ups but Arsenal were the dominant force in the first half before they were hit with a sucker-punch four minutes from the break.In a rare Atletico foray forward, Angel Correa crossed from the byline to his fellow Argentine Vietto, whose header looped past new Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.The German, starting ahead of Petr Cech in goal, otherwise had little to do as Arsenal, employing Emery’s trademark high press, kept Atletico in their own half.French forward Alexandre Lacazette was denied from close range on three occasions, including a full-length save by Atletico’s Jan Oblak after good work from Smith Rowe.But Arsenal struck two minutes into the second half when Smith Rowe curled the equaliser into the top corner from the edge of the box, before being mobbed by his team-mates.Mass substitutions in the last half-hour made for a disjointed finale before the penalty shoot-out.Arsenal, rebuilding under Emery after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign, are hoping for silverware this season and a return to the Champions League, while Atletico finished second in La Liga behind Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BetLion to award lucky winners with AFCON trip

first_imgBetLion, which offers Africa’s biggest jackpot worth Sh350 million announced the lucky fan and a friend will watch AFCON games for 3 days.Speaking during the announcement of the promotion which starts on April 8, the Managing Director of BetLion Kenya, Spencer Okach, said there will be a lot of prizes to be won.“In addition the trip, there will be loads of consolation prizes such as phones, tablets and free bet tokens.“To enter into the promotion, one simply needs to deposit and place a bet with BetLion, every Sh50 is equated to an entry. The promotion runs for 8th April to 31st May.“BetLion has a strong commitment to being a rewarding brand, this promotion just exemplifies this promise,” Okach said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“BetLion has a strong commitment to being a rewarding brand, this promotion just exemplifies this promise,” Okach said.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4 – Betting firm BetLion Kenya has launched a promotion to take one lucky fan and a friend to Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for June.Several Kenyan fans are expected to head to North Africa to support the national football team Harambee Stars, which is returning to the continental finals for the first time in 15 years.last_img read more

Rivals seek to make points

first_imgSOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everything here is different for No. 1-ranked USC today, as landmarks like the Golden Dome and the giant mural Touchdown Jesus impressively greet the Trojans before they take the field. So will rabid fans from about every state in the Midwest, camped out for days in anticipation of this marquee matchup, confident with Notre Dame ranked No. 9 and sporting its pro-style offense under new coach Charlie Weis. But for all the tradition, hype and privilege of playing on a game shown to 100 percent of the country, this game really rests on the same question as every other USC game this season. Can any team outscore the Trojans? “They had their advantage because I was coming into recruiting late,” Weis said. “Well, it’s X’s and O’s time. Let’s see who has the advantage now.” That comment proved popular with Notre Dame fans, but it didn’t even register with Carroll. He claimed to be unaware of the comment this week and when asked for his opinion, said, “I don’t really care.” The true story of USC games this year isn’t the other team: Oregon (for a half), Arizona State and Arizona proved it’s possible to dent the Trojans defense. However, no one kept pace with the offense, which scored at least 38 points in every game. “It’s never been anything other than what our offense does to stop itself, because no one else really has,” center Ryan Kalil said. “It’s been penalties and stuff like that, but not really the other team.” So while the setting is unlike any other in college football, as NBC will constantly remind viewers, Carroll’s only question will be whether Notre Dame can match points with the Trojans. “They do a great variety of things,” Carroll said. “They do something in one game and then you won’t see it again for a couple of weeks.” That’s one reason USC started watching film of Notre Dame before the Arizona game, generally a no-no in football but necessary when studying the new-look Irish, who got an extra week of practice to prepare for the Trojans. “That really makes them dangerous,” Carroll said. “In the NFL, you get so familiar with opponents you can’t do the same thing week in and week out. Well, they have brought the same concept.” USC’s concept changes less and less. White and Reggie Bush are attempting to become the first backs in school history to gain more than 100 yards in four consecutive games. Bush’s sore knee remains a question although he practiced most of the week. But he remembered two years ago making a national impression with a 58-yard cutback run for a touchdown and a memorable 38-yard reception. “I guess that was seen as my coming out party and I got a lot of recognition,” Bush said. “I’m a lot more experienced now. I’ve just learned a lot more. I’m bigger and stronger. And this type of game brings out the best in people.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That will be Weis’ daunting task, even with a Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback (Brady Quinn) and a more sophisticated playbook than anything seen under Lou Holtz, Bob Davie or Tyrone Willingham. Forget about Touchdown Jesus, the Irish fans will be thinking more about Touchdown USC. “We never think a team will outscore us,” USC offensive lineman Winston Justice said. “We should always score,” tailback LenDale White added. It’s ironic that most of the media focused on Weis this week, with his 15-year NFL career a perfect foil for USC coach Pete Carroll. Of course, Weis planted that seed back in February, shortly after Notre Dame hired him. last_img read more

Cameroon to host CHAN 2020 after Ethiopia is stripped off rights

first_imgMorocco are the defending champions of the competition (Agency Photo)The Confederation of African Football has announced that Cameroon will host the 2020 African Nations Championship.This comes after primary hosts, Ethiopia were deemed not ready, to host the tournament.Ethiopia becomes the second CECAFA nation to fail to host the tournament after Kenya did likewise last year.For Cameroon, they will become only the second West African nation to host it, after Ivory Coast in 2009.This will be the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organized by CAF exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships.It will be hosted between January and February 2020.The qualifiers for this edition will start in July with Uganda taking on South Sudan in a doubleheader.The winner between the two will go on to take on the winner between Rwanda and Somalia for a place in the finals.Morocco are the defending champions of the competitions, winning it last year on home soil when they defeated Nigeria 4-0 in the finals.What you need to know about CHAN:The creation of the African Nations Championship was a response to the desire to revive or strengthen national competitions regularly weakened by a mass exodus of top players who leave their home countries to play for foreign teams which will pay more and get them more media coverage. Starting from the 2014 edition onwards, all of the matches are recognized by FIFA as first-team matches.The first tournament was held in 2009 and was hosted by Ivory Coast, won by DR Congo.The competition was expanded to 16 teams for the second tournament, held in Sudan in 2011. The tournament was won by Tunisia.The tournament is held every even years, alternating with the Africa Cup of Nations.Comments Tags: CafCameroonCHAN 2020Ethiopiatoplast_img read more