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This is an evolving and unique scenario in Jamaica, especially in our sprinting where our supply is simply overwhelming the demands of our system and, as it is with the export of any indigenous product, we should be allowed to export our sprinters. When a Jamaican athlete, like any other Jamaican in any other sphere of life, comes to the conclusion that opportunities are limited in Jamaica and they wish to migrate to another jurisdiction with their skills and expertise, they should have the right so to do. The JAAA should wise up, be reasonable and let the athletes go if they want. Restriction of trade What the JAAA is proposing borders on restriction of trade, which is effectively stopping Jamaican athlete from maximising their full earning potential. Even with consideration given for the JAAA’S obligation to protect the nation’s legacy and ensure the continuation of our dominance in world sprinting, it is still overreaching and over reacting to have a blanket, non-discretionary policy as it relates to this issue. Natural justice suggests at least some athletes should be allowed to go if they want to go. The fact of the matter is that the JAAA and/or the Government of Jamaica have not invested in any major way in the development of these athletes. For the most part, it has been the private track and field clubs and the individual sacrifice of the athletes that got them into the position they are in today. These athletes really owe no real obligation to Jamaica, but more so are beholden to themselves and to their families, who quite often depend on them for a better life. The threat by the JAAA to enforce the three-year waiting period on all athletes seeking to make the switch, instead of exercising the option of sending them on their way within a year, is a scare tactic and smacks of an unreasonable use of power. Even the president of the IAAF, Lord Sebastian Coe, has weighed in on this now worldwide trend, citing disagreement with the frequency of athletes switching allegiance. He, too, is being selfish and unreasonable. Unique scenario The issue of the switching allegiance by Jamaican athletes is back on the front burner and will remain there for as long as Jamaica continues to produce so many world-class athletes on a consistent and continuous basis. A simple balancing of the equation will aptly demonstrate the reasoning of more and more ambitious, young, Jamaican sprinters seeking to switch their allegiance to another country. In men’s 100 metres sprinting presently, there at least 10 Jamaicans who have gone below 10 seconds and are still competing. At least another 10 are at the 10.00, 10.10 seconds level. So conservatively, we are looking at 20 Jamaican sprinters in the 100-metre pool competing for three automatic spots and six relay spots on Jamaica’s Olympic team. Continuing to do the math, approximately 14 high-quality 100-metre sprinters will certainly not make the Jamaican Olympic team. These are sprinters who, if they represented another country, could possibly go as far as the Olympic semi-final and possibly the final, and would conceivably benefit from all the spin-off effects commensurate with that level of international achievement. In that context, the new hard-line stance being adopted by the local athletics governing body, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative (JAAA), is most unreasonable, to say the least. Every man or woman should have the right to exploit their God-given talent and hard work to garner the best possible remuneration the open market has to offer.
With their place in the CONCACAF final round secured, Jamaica’s Under-17 footballers will now focus their attention on winning the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) championship now under way in Trinidad and Tobago.The young Reggae Boyz finished second in Group A on goal difference behind Haiti after two wins and a draw, to take one of the five available CONCACAF final-round spots for CFU teams after advancing to the semi-finals on Wednesday.However, the Andrew Edwards-coached team will have it all to do against Cuba, who were three wins from as many matches in Group B.”We are very happy, elated,” Edwards told The Gleaner. “Our dream of playing in the World Cup is still alive. We have given ourselves the most important chance because we have now qualified for the CONCACAF stage, where the qualifiers will be decided to go to India. Now we have the opportunity to do that, and we have to use the time between now and then to prepare,” he said.Edwards says their two remaining games will be used to continue their preparation for the CONCACAF round, but he remains confident of getting a win against the high-riding Cubans and close out the championship with the title.”We have two more games, and those two games will form our preparation for the CONCACAF stage. We want to win the tournament,” he insisted. “We want to win thesemi-finals and go on and win the final to continue our growth and development as a team. So we are still very motivated and still very confident of getting something much more out of the tournament now that we have qualified for the CONCACAF stage,” he said.
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (CMC): Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall snatched a five-wicket haul and Test opener Rajendra Chandrika and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton lashed their second half-centuries of the game, as West Indies A produced a telling performance to put Sri Lanka A on the ropes on the penultimate day of the second four-day ‘Test’ here yesterday. At the close, Sri Lanka A were struggling on 36 for two in pursuit of 481 for victory at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium – still requiring an improbable 445 runs on today’s final day to win the contest. Earlier, resuming on 128 for four, they were bundled out for 245 in their first innings as Cornwall ripped through the innings to finish with six for 91. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella top-scored with 88, captain Dimuth Karunaratne got 68, while Asela Gunaratne chipped in with a vital 46; but the hosts lost their last five wickets for just 25 runs in a swift collapse, about 25 minutes after lunch. WINDIES ATTACK Yet again, Cornwall spearheaded the Windies attack, taking four of the last five wickets to collect his second five-wicket haul following on from his eight-wicket innings haul in the opening ‘Test’ in Colombo. With a healthy first-innings lead of 264, West Indies A then raced to 216 for three declared, with Chandrika stroking 68 and Hamilton a whirlwind, unbeaten 56 off just 30 deliveries. Captain Shamarh Brooks also gathered an uptempo, unbeaten 53 off 63 balls, while Shimron Hetmyer chipped in with 28. Left-hander Kieran Powell fell cheaply for two with the score on four in the fourth over of the innings, but three successive half-century partnerships put the visitors in command. The right-handed Chandrika put on 65 for the second wicket with Hetmyer, who carved out five fours in a busy 37-ball knock before falling on the stroke of tea, lbw to leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay. After the break, Chandrika added a further 67 for the third wicket with Brooks, as West Indies A controlled the final session. All told, Chandrika struck five fours and a six off 110 deliveries, while Brooks hammered three fours and two sixes in an enterprising knock.
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Mavericks guard Curry out with left leg injury In his remarks, Lualhati thanked the sponsors and the PBC and the associations for supporting this year’s premier event of Sletba. He also presented and cited the exploits of the Philippine bowling paralympic team which bagged seven medals in the recently held bowling paralympic games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Lualhati, in turn, received a plaque of appreciation from paralympic team coach Benshir Layoso for his support for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPlayers from the national team and from various associations are expected to join the annual tournament and vie for cash prizes worth over P400,000 spread over three groups.Qualifying games started right after the opening rites Saturday and will be held daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Oct. 14. Sletba officials led by its president Engr. Mar Lualhati (2nd from left) and secretary Atty. Boy de Leon (right) prepare to roll the ceremonial ball to start the 21st Sletba Open at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta. With them are (from left) Benny Dytoc of PTBA, Benshir Layoso, national team member and coach of the national paralympic team, Gerry Mallilin, president of Philippine Bowling Congress, and Lilian Teano, president of the Tiger City (Mandaluyong) Bowling Association.The 21st Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association-Rizal (Sletba) Open Championships rolled off Saturday at the Sta. Lucia Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Engr. Mar Lualhati, president of Sletba, led the simple opening rites graced by the presence of officials of the Philippine Bowling Congress and other associations based in Metro Manila and in the provinces.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sletba president Engr. Mar Lualhati (right) with members of the Philippine bowling paralympic team which won 7 medals in the recently held tenpin bowling paralympic games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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
“Good thing we shot the ball in the first quarter and that gave us the cushion that we needed in the fourth.”Ateneo had a 59-48 lead late in the third quarter but the Green Archers managed to cut it to one, 63-62, heading into the fourth after mounting a 14-4 run.Nieto had a team-high 16 points to go along with two steals for the Blue Eagles while Anton Asistio added 14 points, 12 of which came from beyond the arc.Ricci Rivero led the Green Archers with 19 points while Mbala had an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo pulled off a first round sweep after taking down defending champion La Salle, 76-75, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles exacted revenge from last season’s championship round to finish the first half of the tournament with a 7-0 record while the Green Archers slipped to 5-2.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Matt Nieto came through in the clutch for Ateneo tapping away Kib Montalbo’s inbound pass before hitting two free throws to win the game with 3.9 seconds leftMontalbo threw a last-second heave that was way off.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAteneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said his team was fortunate enough that they had a good start. The Eagles led, 28-16, after the first period before the Archers attempted several rallies and almost took the victory.“There were times that La Salle looked like they wanted it more, especialy in the second and third quarters and it became a grind in the fourth,” said Arespacochaga. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ UP suffers big blow with injury to Manzo in loss to NU Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Ancajas, who hails from Panabo, Davao del Norte, but now resides in Kawit, Cavite, hinted of things to come when he brought Conlan to his knees on a delayed reaction after a body shot two minutes into the fight.Conlan’s predicament grew when he sustained a cut above the left eye following a collision of heads in the second round.It was another Ancajas show in the third, when he rocked Conlan with a solid hook followed by more body shots that put him down anew.Just when the bell sounded, Conlan was seen gasping for air, an effect of an accumulation of body blows.The fourth round was no different as Ancajas caught the Belfast native with a flurry of body blows against the ropes.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set His concentration to the midsection cost Ancajas a point in the fifth round after being warned and slapped with a low blow violation by Gray.Ordered by trainer-manager Joven Jimenez to shift his attack to the head, Ancajas responded with that fight-ending shot.Ancajas received a career-high $80,000 (about P4 million) for agreeing to dangle the title he took from McJoe Arroyo in 2016 on hostile territory.Unification fightNext up for Ancajas, according to reports, is a unification championship bout in the 115-pound division with Japanese Naoya Inoue, the World Boxing Organization titlist, as leading candidate. Fighting under the banner of Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, Ancajas is likely to bring his act to the US. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jerwin Ancajas battered Jamie Conlan with body shots, then finished off the Irish with a head punch to retain his International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown at SSE Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).The Filipino southpaw proved too skillful and powerful for the challenger, scoring knockdowns in the first, third and fourth rounds before forcing stoppage with a right cross and another knockdown in the sixth round.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Though Conlan was able to beat the count again, referee Steve Gray waved off the lopsided fight with 52 seconds left to save him from further punishment.With his third successful title defense, the 25-year-old Ancajas raised his record to 28-win, 1-loss, 1-draw with 19 knockouts, further enhancing his reputation as a wily, explosive fighter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe 31-year-old Conlan suffered his first loss after 19 wins and 11 knockouts.Delayed reaction Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In-form Blatche finally shows up for training Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 TIP-INSBucks: Former Rockets PG Jason Terry missed his sixth straight game with a left calf strain but was on the Milwaukee bench for the game. … Reserve rookie guard Sterling Brown frustrated Paul early with physical defense, picking up four quick fouls in just six minutes in the first half.Rockets: With a steal in the second quarter, Paul passed Kobe Bryant for 14th on the NBA’s steals list with 1,945 steals. Paul, who had seven steals Friday night and one Saturday night, is 12 shy of Derek Harper’s 1,957 steals for 13th place.UP NEXTBucks: Host Cleveland on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host Utah on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Both Harden (sore knee) and Clint Capela (left heel contusion) were game-time decisions after suffering injuries on different collision plays in Friday night’s win over San Antonio. Capela sat out the game, and P.J. Tucker started in his place, getting 10 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes.Behind Tucker, Nene scored a season-high 16 points, largely on thunderous one-handed dunks. The Rockets were outscored by the Bucks 44-40 in the paint and outrebounded 40-38.Milwaukee and Houston traded blows in the first half, with the Rockets leading by three at the end of the first quarter. They were tied at 55 at the half. The Rockets haven’t trailed at the half since Nov. 25 in a 117-102 win over the Knicks.The Rockets took an 84-79 lead into the fourth quarter.At 24-4, the Rockets are tied for their best 28-game start in franchise history, matching the 1993-94 season when they won their first championship.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shakes hands with Chris Paul after a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 31 points, Chris Paul had 25 and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-111 on Saturday night for their 13th straight victory.The winning streak is the Rockets’ longest streak since a franchise-best 22 straight in 2007-08.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Holiday shopping at Fenway Park, for fans and team alike Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Harden hit a step-back 3-pointer over Malcolm Brogdon and was fouled, giving Houston an 11-point lead with less than six minutes remaining. In the last two minutes, Paul hit back-to-back mid-range jumpers on consecutive possessions to put the game out of reach.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton had 23 points, and Brogdon added 20. Milwaukee has lost three straight.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 folkThe Rockets grinded through frustrations, 15 turnovers and a below-average shooting night. Paul had a technical foul, Harden had a delay of game warning, and the Rockets faced serious adversity for the first time in weeks. Entering Saturday, Houston had dominated teams in its streak, winning all but two games by double figures with an average margin of victory of 16.9 points.Harden scored 20 points or more for the 29th straight game, matching Houston’s franchise record set by Moses Malone. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo has always lived by the “we not me” mantra in basketball and even with the hype surrounding a four-peat, the gentle giant shrugged off the notion.“We’re not thinking about it, we’re just focusing for one game at a time,” said Fajardo in Filipino after San Miguel’s 104-95 opening day win over Phoenix Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Right now, all I’m thinking of is we just need to increase our intensity and we have to execute our plays.”Fajardo finished with a game-high 23 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES The 6-foot-10 center added that, despite his dominating numbers, the other teams won’t be easily beaten and he knows San Miguel will go through 11 squads in its difficult road for yet another Philippine Cup title.“Nothing’s easy, that will be difficult for us because other teams have prepared for us,” said Fajardo. “They also improved, they became better in the offseason so we can’t relax. We have to practice harder and better so we can follow our system better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ever the humble winner, reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo said it’s too early to talk about a potential fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup title for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Stalzer plans to return to Petron View comments