Month: January 2020

  • Super Final! … Champs JC and STGC meet in title decider

    first_imgIt’s as if they were made for each other. Jamaica College and St George’s College have formed a powerful duopoly of local schoolboy football over the last decade in particular and will, for the first time this season, come face-to-face with the ISSA/Flow Super Cup title on the line. The National Stadium will form the stage for the 6:00 p.m. start with Wolmer’s and St Jago providing the opening act with a 4 p.m. third place play-off. The pair have equally shared the last eight Manning Cup and Olivier Shield titles and four of the last six Walker Cup crowns. Today, Super Cup champions Jamaica College – missing the gloss of seasons gone by, but a well-oiled championship machine nonetheless, sharpen their swords and raise their shields in defence against a mighty foe in St George’s College – an aesthetical, easy scoring unit. St George’s College have bulged the net on 11 occasions in this competition after dumping Petersfield 5-0 in the first round, before edging Glenmuir 3-2 and bettering St Jago 3-1 in last week’s semi-final. They have shown at times that they aren’t necessarily the best defensive team though, with suspect goalkeeping and less than convincing aerial defending evident on some occasions. Still, the three goals that they have conceded won’t ring any alarm bells and with six goals to their credit, Jamaica College isn’t exactly a goal scoring menace per se. But they should prove difficult to break down for the ‘Georgians’ with only their first round opponent Vere Technical, who they defeated 2-1 beating their goalkeeper to date. Jamaica College’s journey also took them to 2-0 wins over Excelsior and Wolmer’s, and despite the comparative hush around their credentials, no one can question their mettle and experience at this level. St George’s will rely on Alex Marshall and Gregory Messam Jr, with influential skipper Shevon Stewart likely to miss the contest, while the defending champions will look to their entire unit, which has been ably anchored by captain Allando Brown. They might however, be without coach Miguel Coley on the bench given his duties with the Reggae Boyz, who are preparing to face Haiti on Wednesday in their second CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup qualifier. Manager Ian Forbes isn’t expecting this to be too much of a bother for his team and believes his charges will be more than ready for the light blue wave today. A shiny new Flow Super Cup trophy and an accumulated $1 million awaits the winner, with the first major title in the schoolboy football season set to be decided.last_img read more

  • WICB retains lawyer as advisor on CARICOM proposals

    first_imgCASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC):In the clearest sign yet it intends to resist the recommendations of CARICOM’s Governance Review Panel, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says it has retained the services of Dominican lawyer Anthony Astaphan.During its regular quarterly directors’ meeting in Rodney Bay Saturday, the WICB announced that Astaphan would serve as an “adviser to look at the recommendations for the CARICOM final report on governance of cricket”.Astaphan, a senior counsel and former president of the Bar Association of Dominica, delivered a presentation to directors during the morning session of the meeting on Saturday.A WICB release quoted Astaphan as saying that the way forward “will look at how both organisations can work together for the benefit of the improvement of cricket on and off the field”.”A full paper will be prepared and will be available for presentation to the prime ministers’ committee,” the WICB said.The move is a significant development, especially following on the heels of a meeting between CARICOM and the WICB in Grenada recently – the first between the two bodies following the release of the controversial Governance Report which has recommended the “immediate dissolution” of the WICB.The report also calls for “the appointment of an interim board whose structure and composition would be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”.Chairman of CARICOM’s Cricket Governance Committee, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, said last month he was confident the WICB would get on board with the recommendations.”Since they (WICB) were part of the process that agreed to set up this committee and to accept its recommendations and to implement it, I don’t see how they can afford to do otherwise,” Mitchell said at a press conference in St George’s to announce the recommendations of the report.WICB President Dave Cameron has since expressed concerns about the involvement of governments in the affairs of the regional cricket body, stressing that it was important for sporting bodies to remain autonomous.”We’re not saying we don’t want the governments to participate. We’re saying that the decisions of the organisations must not be influenced by governments,” the Jamaican said last month.The Governance Report Panel was chaired by University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill campus principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau, and also comprised Sir Dennis Byron, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice; West Indies cricket legend Deryck Murray; Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank, and Dwain Gill, president of the Grenada Cricket Association.last_img read more

  • Carifta trials set to excite

    first_imgTHE country’s top junior athletes will be in action today and tomorrow inside the National Stadium as they seek places on the country’s team to the Carifta Games, which is scheduled to take place in George Town, Grenada between March 26-28.Fans are in for a treat as with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships just a few days away, top performances are expected in both the Under 18 and Under 20 categories.Today’s opening day will see the finals of the 100m in the Under 20 section with St Elizabeth Technical’s Nigel Ellis commanding most attention here. He is expected to compete in both the Under 20 100m and 200m events.While Ellis will start favourite the likes St. Jago’s Raheem Chambers, Waseem Williams of Jamaica College along with the Calabar duo of Xavier Angus and Fabian Hewitt will be hoping for a major upset.After dominating the sprints all season, Calabar’s young sprinters including Dejour Russell, Michael Stevens and Tyreke Wilson, will get their first big test this season when they face Kingston College’s outstanding sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson in the boys Under 18 100m.KC’ 400 metres standout Akeem Bloomfield will finally make his first appearance on the track this season.Bloomfield, the Carifta Under 20 champion has been absent all season but looks set to control the event here as there has not been any special performance so far in the event this season.An exciting battle looms in the Boy’s Under 20 400m hurdles as the likes of St. Jago’s, Tmor Barrett and KC’s Sherwayne Allen, who both have gone sub 53 seconds so far this season are expected to have their hands full as Calabar’s Akyeme Francis and the talented Jauvaney James of St. Elizabeth Technical should make it an interesting affair.Calabar’s Christopher Taylor should continue his great form this season and score an easy win in the Boy’s Under 18 400m.Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on the Girls Under 20 400m as Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical will square off with Tiffany James of the Mico University College and Shannon Kallawan of Edwin Allen.In the Under 18 Girl’s 100m, Kimone Shaw of St Jago and Shellece Clarke of Edwin Allen will renew their rivalry when they clash in the event. At Central Championships, it was Shaw who drew first blood after defeating Clarke in a close finish and Clarke will be hoping to avenge that defeat.last_img read more

  • St James keep pace in Zone A

    first_img Their budding rivalry never sparked as Green Pond never looked much like they were interested in the game and suffered their second defeat in four matches, to remain on four points, after winning one and drawing the other. However, for Whitmore, St James is on a roll and they are now eyeing zone leaders (on goal difference) Cornwall College, who they next meet on Saturday. “It’s a game-by-game situation with this team. As you can see these players are young, but while I think we are not playing very well, we still get the right result, and that, I believe that is a good thing,” he said. “Four matches played, with four victories. I can’t complain. Where we may end up is not clear, but I am sure the players are delighted with the results so far. We can only get better from here,” Whitmore told The Gleaner. None of the Zone E matches were played due to heavy rain and lightning, including the crucial match-up between champions STETHS and Lacovia. All the matches will be played today, beginning at 1 p.m. Today’s matches Black River vs Munro Lacovia vs STETHS Maggotty vs Newell Tacky High vs St Mary Tech Lennon vs Edwin Allen Claude McKay vs Knox (Home teams named first) SECOND DEFEAT WESTERN BUREAU: St James High School’s head coach, Theodore Whitmore, is delighted with his young team’s effort after watching them edge Green Pond 1-0 in yesterday’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Zone A daCosta Cup football clash. Forward Tyreke Clarke scored the game’s only goal in the 68th minute to keep St James in the hunt for zone honours, with maximum 12 points from four matches. Meanwhile, in Zone K, Dinthill continued their free scoring ways, hammering four past McGrath to remain in front. At Green Pond, Clarke’s effort was a brilliant solo run from the right flank. He then cut inside and fired low and hard. Green Pond first-year goalkeeper was unlucky as he slipped and the ball slid under his body and into the goal.last_img read more

  • MMAJ Seeking Local Recognition

    first_imgMixed Martial Arts Jamaica (MMAJ) C.E.O. Daniel Chacko-Wilmot said that the association’s recognition by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) will help the island to produce more amateur fighters of what he describes as a high standard.The MMAJ was officially recognised in December by the IMMAF, which is seeking to create regulations to monitor the sport globally. This will ensure that young fighters will get proper training and protection from serious injuries while competing.Chacko-Wilmot said that international recognition will aid the local body in becoming licensed by the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport.”They always say to get recognised in Jamaica, you have to actually get recognition from an international federation before you get local recognition,” he said. “It’s a very important step, because, not only will it help us to get more support nationally from within the sports ministry, but it also opens us up to a lot of experience and knowledge we can gain from the various representatives of the IMMAF. It’s gonna open up more doors for our fighters and more opportunities as well.”Chacko-Wilmot, who credits multiple Olympic gold-medal-winning sprinter Usain Bolt for the recognition he has brought to Jamaican athletes in various sporting disciplines worldwide, said it is unfortunate that in Jamaica, especially at the ministerial level, persons are not familiar enough with mixed martial arts, although they know of the sport’s most recognisable promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC).”It all depends, I guess, on how our athletes do abroad as well as when we have local competitions,” Chacko-Wilmot said. “I think our success would be what would drive the support from them. Once you’re successful in any particular sport, you’ll get more attention, so it’s really on our athletes to do their best and to perform very well so that they will attract the attention.”INCREASED PARTICIPATIONIn recent times, there have been more mixed martial artists competing in regional and international competitions as fighters such as Robert ‘Danger’ McCarthy, Kyle Chin, and Jovan Gayle are regulars to the Caribbean Ultimate Fist Fighting Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, while Matthew Colquhoun, Cleon Bardowell, Kaffain Williams, Kasrie Cassells, Uriah Hall and Randy ‘Rude Bwoy’ Brown all compete in international competitions – Hall and Brown in televised UFC bouts.However, Chacko-Wilmot said that he wants more events on local shores and as a result, he is looking to create a cage in Jamaica, in order to stage local competitions. He said that doing this will influence local gyms to build their own as doing so is more feasible than shipping one in from overseas. He adds that this will also attract IMMAF officials to the island to train referees and judges, which will increase the number of personnel needed to oversee these competitions he wants to start.last_img read more

  • Jamaica Invitational promises showcase of stars

    first_imgOrganisers of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet are hoping to showcase the right blend of international and local stars, after yesterday confirming 11 of a possible 30 world-class athletes set to compete at this year’s 14th staging of the event set for the National Stadium. The meet, which originally took place on the first Saturday in May, has been shifted to May 20, this year, with the organisers noting that they did not wish to go head-to-head with the IAAF Diamond League meet in Doha, which locks up the first Saturday in the month. Meet director and athlete liaison, Donald Quarrie, was quick to confirm the event is important not just to Jamaica, but as an IAAF World Challenge meet at yesterday’s press launch, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. “It’s an IAAF World Challenge meet which takes priority over any other meet that’s being held here in Jamaica. We are confident that we will always have elite athletes competing here,” Quarrie told The Gleaner. As far as confirmations are concerned, he noted there are about 20 more athletes who are being sought for the event. “I have mentioned before, until the agreements and everything are complete, I do not mention an athlete’s name,” Quarrie maintained. Jamaican sprinting star Asafa Powell, Americans; Mike Rodgers and Lashawn Merrit, who will line up in the 200m against Canadian 200m Olympic silver medallist Andre De Grasse and Olympic mile relay silver medallist, Javon Francis and Nathan Allen are among the male athletes that have already been confirmed. On the female side; double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, Rio Olympics 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson 400m – an Olympic relay silver medallist and Christania Williams as well as American 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison are all booked to compete. Quarrie also noted that the organisers are hoping to have more high school athletes competing this year. Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, who is also chairman of the organising committee, says this year’s staging could cost an estimated US$2 million ($256 million) to host this year’s event. “Our meet has hosted a galaxy of Olympic and World Championship stars, who have gone on to win World Championships and Olympic medals, and we have hosted quite a galaxy of stars in our 14 years on the circuit, and this year would be no different,” he reasoned. The meet’s main sponsors are Petrojam, the Social Development Commission (SDC), Wisynco, Airports Authority of Jamaica and the RJRGleaner Communications Group. Gary Allen, chief executive officer of the RJRGleaner Communications Group, said the organisation was happy to be again be involved with the meet. TOP ATHLETESlast_img read more

  • Quinto saves Letran late, outwits Perpetual for 3rd straight win

    first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments 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 Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBong Quinto drilled the go-ahead layup in the waning seconds to lift Letran to a thrilling 63-61 win over Perpetual Friday for the Knights’ third straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year forward shrugged off an inadvertent elbow from Prince Eze and scored off an assist from Rey Nambatac to push the Knights up, 63-61, with 12.6 seconds to spare.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate “The tempo of the game wasn’t favoring us, but luckily, the boys didn’t give up even though Perpetual was making a rally. Credit to them because they really worked hard to get the win,” said coach Jeff Napa. “They didn’t give up and they showed the character of the team, especially our veterans. They really stood up and led our team.”Jerrick Balanza chimed in 12 points and two rebounds, as JP Calvo got 11 markers, with his biggest bucket coming in the final 1:33 as he drained the game-tying corner three to knot the score at 61 and set up the tight finish.Eze led the skidding Perpetual with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks, while Dagangon got 10 markers and four boards.The Altas have now lost back-to-back games, sending them sprawling to a 2-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LETRAN 63 – Quinto 14, Nambatac 12, Balanza 12, Calvo 11, Pascual 5, Vacaro 4, Ambohot 2, Balagasay 2, Caralipio 1, Taladua 0, Bernabe 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Eze 18, Dagangon 10, Ylagan 7, Yuhico 5, Sadiwa 5, Tamayo 5, Coronel 4, Hao 3, Pido 2, Mangalino 2, Singontiko 0, Lucente 0.Quarters: 14-7, 24-19, 39-36, 63-61. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Eze muffed a hook shot in the ensuing possession, but King Caralipio dove for the leather and forced a jumpball, with the possession arrow awarding the ball to Letran.Quinto, though, committed a huge miscue as he inbounded the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 ticks left which kept the window wide open for the Altas.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’Unfortunately, Gab Dagangon could not gather the ball from GJ Ylagan’s inbound pass as Letran kept its winning streak.Quinto paced the Knights with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, while Nambatac got a huge double-double of 12 markers, 15 boards, and three dimes in the win to pull their side up to 4-3. AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

  • NBA: Embiid seals reported $148 million 76ers deal

    first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Embiid scored 20 or more points in 19 of 31 games last season before suffering a knee injury in January that required surgery.“I’m so thrilled to be in this position,” Embiid said in a statement.“I want to thank ownership, management, the coaches and most of all the fans, for supporting me throughout this whole process. I love this city and I’m so, so, so, so excited to be spending my next five years here and hopefully the rest of my career, God willing. Trust ‘The Process.’” /cbbADVERTISEMENT If confirmed, that would mean Embiid, 23, is being paid the maximum allowed under the rookie wage scale, having played only 31 games over three seasons.Embiid missed the first two seasons after being drafted in 2014 and suffered a knee injury last season which meant he only played 31 games.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“Joel Embiid is a transformative young talent that you rarely come across in our game,” 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement.“Joel is only scratching the surface, but he has all the potential and promise to go down as one of the all-time greats to wear a Sixers jersey. Ownership’s willingness to extend this contract reflects our collective belief in Joel Embiid and a reinforced commitment to building a championship-level basketball program.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the Philadelphia 76ers Media Day on September 25, 2017, at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sealed a five-year contract extension on Tuesday, with the injury-plagued Cameroon-born star saying he hoped to finish his career with the team.The 76ers did not confirm the financial terms of the deal but several US media outlets reported that Embiid stands to earn $148 million (125.3 million euros) over the course of the extension.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Bolts bolster roster for Finals rematchlast_img read more

  • Bucks’ G-League affiliate picks up Brandon Jennings

    first_imgCarpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Brandon Jennings of the Washington Wizards looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Verizon Center on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPOSHKOSH, Wis. — The developmental league affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks has acquired former Bucks first-round draft pick Brandon Jennings off waivers.The Wisconsin Herd announced that it had picked up Jennings on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jennings was the 10th overall pick by the Bucks in the 2009 NBA draft, averaging 17.0 points over four seasons in Milwaukee. He was traded to Detroit in July 2013 in a deal that sent Khris Middleton to the Bucks.The 28-year old Jennings played two-plus seasons in Detroit before making stops with the Magic, Knicks and Wizards. He most recently played professionally in China.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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Neymar not unsettled by Real speculation Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

  • La Salle-Lipa reclaims NBTC Division 2 crown

    first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Palami hopes near meltdown vs Fiji spurs Azkals Matthew Virtucio proved to be the hero for the Batangueños, dropping 15 points, none bigger than his back-to-back three-pointers in the final five minutes which allowed La Salle-Lipa to overturn a one-point deficit to a 44-40 lead.“They boys really gave it their all. In the end, because of experience, we were able to deliver,” said coach J. Rex Atienza.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSquire Isaiah De Leon answered with a three to pull his side within one, but Dale Lupac was there for the retort as he strung four straight markers to erect the 48-43 lead with 52.2 seconds left and seal the deal.Lupac contributed 10 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Division 2 Most Outstanding Player Ian Abila corralled nine markers, 18 boards, and three steals. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netOnce again, La Salle-Lipa ruled the Division 2 of the National Basketball Training Center.The Chevrons bagged their second title in three years after knocking off Letran-Bataan in the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Division 2 championship game, 49-44, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Quarters: 13-14, 18-25, 31-33, 49-44. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “At the end of the day, it’s just God-given. Our motivation is that we have 10 players graduating and it’s our last time to get it done,” said Atienza.Kevin Raymundo, the son of PBA great Kerby, paced Letran-Bataan with 13 points, while De Leon had 11 markers, six rebounds, and two assists.The Scores:LA SALLE-LIPA 49 — Virtucio 15, Lupac 10, Abila 9, Javier 7, Platon 5, Dimayuga 2, Larosa 1, Aranda 0, Virrey 0, Cutanda 0, Natio 0, Baldovino 0LETRAN-BATAAN 44 — Raymundo 13, De Leon 11, Tolentino 7, Llamzon 6, Santos 4, Garcia 3, Handugan 0, Navarro 0.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more