Brittney Sykes on Syracuse hosting NCAA tournament games: ‘I’m at a loss for words right now’

first_imgSykes, a junior who redshirted last season, was a part of the No. 6 recruiting class in the country four years back. Now, that class will go down as SU’s first to make four consecutive NCAA tournaments.Upon finding out Syracuse would host, there was a pause. ESPN revealed the Florida-Albany matchup would be played in the Carrier Dome. Some in the crowd cheered while others sat still and took the time to prepare for one of the biggest announcements the program has had.“It was amazing,” Sykes said. “I was kind of excited because I was able to get my Snapchat ready so I could get the live footage.”In past years, Syracuse ended up in the last region revealed, Sykes said. On Monday, SU was in the second-to-last. It wasn’t a question of whether the Orange would make it in, but still provided a little extra comfort.“You almost don’t want to get caught up in it too much and make sure you handle your business at home, win those first two games,” Sykes said, “and then after you win those first two, go on to the next two.”If SU does advance to the Sweet 16, which would be another program first, and the rest of the bracket plays out as it’s supposed to, SU would play No. 1 seed South Carolina. The Gamecocks knocked Syracuse out last season and the game would be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota — a city Sykes couldn’t match with a state.When head coach Quentin Hillsman was asked about Sioux Falls, Hillsman said “nothing.”“But I tell you what, I’m looking forward to going there,” Hillsman said. “I’m looking forward to finding out a lot about it. … We’re going to go all the way to the big one.”The road to “the big one,” the final four in Indianapolis, starts on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Syracuse won’t have to go anywhere to get there. Comments Brittney Sykes walked through a doorway and shuffled in front of a backdrop for a press conference with a handful of cameras and media members.“Whoah,” Sykes let out as she saw the swarm waiting for her. “Wow, that light is really bright.”Instead of watching the show in a crammed room nestled in the back of the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, Syracuse watched the show in the more spacious football auditorium. Instead of just having members of the team and coaches, season ticket holders were also in attendance. And instead of going on the road for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, SU play in the Carrier Dome.The selection show on Monday night was different than ones in the past.For the first time in program history, Syracuse will host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. The Orange (27-5, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) earned a No. 4 seed, also the highest in program history, and will face No. 13 seed Army (29-2, 17-1 Patriot) on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome in the Round of 64. The winner of that matchup will take on the winner of No. 5 seed Florida and No. 12 seed Albany on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Uh, uh, uh, I don’t know,” were the first words Sykes said after being asked the first question. “I’m at a loss for words right now. I’m so excited. It’s a long time coming.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 14, 2016 at 10:11 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

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El Clasico Live on GOtv Max on Saturday

first_imgSpanish aristocrats, Real Madrid, will on Saturday host their eternal rivals, Barcelona, at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 178th El Clasico. The famous rivalry between the two teams, which takes centre stage in Round 26 of the 2018/19 La Liga season, will be broadcast live and exclusive to GOtv MAX subscribers on SuperSport Select 4 (channel 34) at 8:45 pm.This would be the second LaLiga clash between the two rivals this season following the 5-1 win for Barcelona in October.Barcelona, the defending champions and current league leaders, will be buoyed by their 4-2 victory away at Sevilla last week. The Los Blaugrana, who are seeking their 18th win of the season, will be led into battle by captain Lionel Messi, who currently tops the LaLiga goal chart with 25 goals. But Real Madrid cannot be dismissed as no-hopers despite their patchy form this season. The Los Blancos, currently third on the log, trail Barcelona by a massive 12 points. Santiago Solari’s men will be encouraged by their hard-fought 2-1 win against Levante last Sunday and will need no other motivation to halt, even temporarily, their rival’s progress.They will rely on their talented strike force of Karim Benzema, Vinícius Jnr. and the resurgent Gareth Bale to deliver the much-needed goals. Form, however, rarely matters in the El Clasico, as it is a game traditionally runs on passion and near-tribal rivalry.Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, explained that the broadcast of the high-profile match to GOtv MAX subscribers is a way of giving football fans access to the best Spanish football live.“Real Madrid and Barcelona are the most famous teams in Spain and have huge following in Nigeria. Being the home of La Liga, we are delighted to bring to our subscribers the El Clasico on GOtv MAX,” he said.Mabutho urged GOtv subscribers, especially those on GOtv Plus, Value and Lite packages, to take advantage of the “Top Up” campaign and upgrade to GOtv MAX by paying a reduced fee of N2, 500 in order to have access to the game and other exciting programmes.This weekend’s LaLiga matches will kick off with the clash between Rayo Vallecano and Girona on Friday at 9 pm. The match will air live on SuperSport Select 4.Saturday’s games include: Espanyol versus Valladolid (showing at 1 pm on SuperSport Select 2 and 4); Villarreal versus Alaves (showing at 4:15 pm on SuperSport Select 4); Huesca versus Sevilla (showing at 6:30 pm on SuperSport Select 4).Games to be broadcast on Sunday are Eibar versus Celta Vigo (showing at 12 noon on SuperSport Select 2 and 4); Real Betis versus Getafe (showing at 4:15 pm on SuperSport Select 4); Real Sociedad versus Atletico Madrid (showing at 6:30 pm on SuperSport Select 4); and Valencia versus Athletic Bilbao (showing at 8:45 pm on SuperSport Select 4)Week 26 matches will be rounded off on Monday when Leganes take on Levante (showing at 9 pm on SuperSport Select 4).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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GPL: Kotoko to play Aduana in Sunyani

first_imgThe Premier League Board has confirmed the Coronation Park in Sunyani as the venue for Asante Kotoko’s home game against Aduana Stars on Sunday.The league organisers announced the change of venue Wednesday.“Following the temporary ban of Asante Kotoko from using the Baba Yara Stadium as its home ground, the Premier League Board has decided that the 27th Week league match between Asante Kotoko SC and Aduana F/C on Sunday 19th May, 2013 should be played at the Sunyani Sports stadium,” a PLB statement read.last_img

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In return from Tommy John surgery, Nick Tropeano pitches sizzling Angels to another victory

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone – The last time the 27-year-old Tropeano was in the Angels’ rotation, he seemed to be just finding his way in the majors, to the tune of a 3.56 ERA in 13 starts in 2016.Because of the time he’d missed, though, he began this season seventh or eighth on the rotation depth chart. Despite pitching well in the spring, he started the season in Triple-A. Injuries to JC Ramírez and Matt Shoemaker, though, gave him the opportunity, and he made the most of it.Tropeano worked around a couple jams, getting out of the first with a ground ball double play and the fourth with a line drive double play. He struck out six and walked two, throwing 88 pitches.“He pitched a great game,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He pitched with his back against the wall for most of the night, in a tight ballgame. He did a great job of making pitches and getting outs. It gives us a big boost.”For most of the night, he was clinging to the 1-0 lead supplied by Kinsler’s 47th career leadoff homer – good for fourth all time.The Angels broke the game open in the seventh.Kole Calhoun provided a two-out, two-run single. After an Andrelton Simmons walk and a Luis Valbuena infield hit, Ohtani lined his first career triple into right-center field. “All I wanted to do was get out there and compete,” he said. “For a year and a half, watching your buddies play, and all you want to do is compete. I just wanted to leave it all out on the field.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “Extremely gratifying,” Skaggs said. “You work so hard. You have setbacks. You think about that moment in time when you’re cruising, dominating, back to being a big league pitcher.”Tropeano’s performance was the latest positive in this joyride of a start the Angels are enjoying. Ian Kinsler and Mike Trout hit homers, and phenom Shohei Ohtani contributed a three-run triple, helping the Angels to their fifth victory in a row.At 11-3, the Angels equaled the 1979 team for the franchise’s most victories in the first 14 games of a season.For as much fun as the Angels had on Thursday, probably none of them will remember this game as much as Tropeano will. It had been 633 days since he last pitched in the majors.Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Ohtani, who also drew the first intentional walk of his career, is now 9 for 26 (.346) with three homers and 11 RBIs in his first seven games as a major league hitter, including just six starts.After his triple put the Angels up 6-0, Trout blasted a homer, his third hit of the game, to pad the lead. Trout has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats, with three homers.The Angels have scored a major league-leading 93 runs, including 52 in their last seven games.“We’re playing really well,” Kinsler said. “We seem to be meshing really well as a team, getting big hits, coming from behind. Anytime you are playing baseball that way, it’s exciting. Of course you don’t want to get too high, be walking around cocky, but you are going to enjoy the times you are playing really well and try to minimize the adversity during the season.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousKANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani slides past Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas after hitting a three-run triple during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game in Kansas City, Mo. The Angels won 7-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases after hitting a leadoff home run during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels slides safely into second for a double during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the dugout after striking out during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals’ Lucas Duda beats the throw to Los Angeles Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) as he advances on a single by Abraham Almonte during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy winds up during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost hands the ball to relief pitcher Brandon Maurer (37) during a pitching change in the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his three-run triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hits during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases as he hits a triple during the 7th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) celebrates with third base coach Dino Ebel (21) after hitting a three-run triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after hitting a triple during the 7th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels connects on a fielder’s choice during the 9th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) and Mike Trout (27) celebrate after the team’s 7-1 win in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Angels celebrate after a 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani slides past Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas after hitting a three-run triple during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game in Kansas City, Mo. The Angels won 7-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NextShow Caption1 of 24The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani slides past Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas after hitting a three-run triple during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game in Kansas City, Mo. The Angels won 7-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)ExpandKANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Nick Tropeano worked his way through Thursday night’s game, Tyler Skaggs sat in the Angels’ dugout and lived every pitch right along with him.A couple years ago, on this very same field, Skaggs had experienced what Tropeano was going through, making his long-awaited return to the mound from Tommy John surgery.Just like Skaggs, Tropeano got through his outing without allowing a run, in a comfortable Angels win. After Tropeano pitched 6-2/3 innings of the Angels’ 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals, Skaggs could not have been more proud of his teammate.Not just for one game. But for the entire journey back.last_img read more

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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler places third in NL Rookie of the Year voting

first_imgDodgers pitcher Walker Buehler placed third in National League Rookie of the Year voting. The final tally was announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.Buehler received one first-place vote, one second-place vote, and 20 third-place votes. Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. won the award and Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto finished second.Buehler, 24, went 8-5 with a 2.62 earned-run average in 24 games in his first full major league season – 8-4 with a 2.31 ERA as a starter. On the final day of the regular season, Buehler pitched 6-2/3 shutout innings against the Colorado Rockies to lift the Dodgers to their sixth consecutive National League West title.Votes were tallied after the final regular-season game. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Buehler also made a pair of memorable postseason starts for the Dodgers. In Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, the right-hander allowed one run in 4-2/3 innings in Milwaukee in an eventual 5-1 victory over the Brewers. Buehler shut out the Boston Red Sox for seven innings in Game 3 of the World Series – the Dodgers’ only win in the five-game series.The Dodgers had claimed the previous two Rookie of the Year award winners: Cody Bellinger in 2017 and Corey Seager in 2016. Buehler’s lone first-place vote came from Mikako Niwa of Sankei Sports.Related Articleslast_img read more

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Russians hold off Team Canada comeback to advance to gold medal final

first_imgCanada could not duplicate what the Russians did to them a year ago.Despite outscoring the Russians 4-1 in the third period, Team Canada’s comeback fell just short as the defending gold medalists held on for a 6-5 victory Monday at the World Junior Championships at the Saddledome in Calgary.Russia now advances to take on Sweden in the Gold medal game, while Canada will take on Finland for bronze.Leading 6-1 in the third, Canada scored four unanswered goals but couldn’t net the equalizer despite steady pressure late in the game — and a few goal posts and goalmouth scrambles to boot.Dougie Hamilton, Jaden Schwartz, Brendan Gallagher, and Brandon Gormley all scored for Canada in the third. Brett Connolly netted Canada’s first of the game in the second period.Yevgeni Kuznetsov led Russia’s charge offensively with a hat trick. Nikita Nesterov, Alexander Khokhlachev, and Nikita Kucherov have also scored for Russia.Canada outshot the Russians 54-26 in the game.Scott Wedgewood started the game for Canada but left the game with an injury and was replaced by Mark Visentin.Canada entered the game undefeated after preliminary round play and a bye to the semi final.However, mistakes early allowed the Russians to lead 2-0 after one period and 5-1 following the second intermission.Russian advances to its fifth gold medal game in the past eight years.Canada had appeared in 10 straight gold medal games before 2012 but have won a medal at the World Juniors 13 straight years.Team Canada is going to 14 Thursday in the bronze medal final against the Finns.last_img read more

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Dr Paul Wright: IAAF needs fresh start

first_imgThe second aspect of the WADA-commissioned report on corruption in the sport of athletics was published last week. In summary, it stated that not only did the IAAF ‘s president and a powerful rogue group extort athletes and allow doping athletes to continue competing, but more damningly, the report stated that “far more members of the IAAF staff knew about the problems than has currently been acknowledged”. The present president of the IAAF, Lord Sebastian Coe, was a vice-president and an acknowledged “disciple” of the previous president, Lamine Diack, for eight years and yet swears that he knew nothing, he saw nothing, and heard nothing that could have aroused his interest or suspicion while the acts of corruption and bribery contained in the report were committed. Astonishingly, Lord Coe remains unfazed by these reports and continues as the leader of an international organisation that has lost all its credibility and the trust of athletes and fans worldwide. The leaders of football (FIFA), athletics (IAAF), and cricket (WICB) have been exposed by whistle-blowers (insiders and previous board members) and yet continue to insist that ‘everything criss’ until the police became involved. The world owes whistle-blowers a debt of gratitude that only time will be able to quantify. NINE-DAY WONDER The sport of athletics needs a complete overhaul. The idea of men of ‘integrity’ volunteering to ‘serve the sport’ without any monetary reward has now been officially debunked. The findings of the Diack Pound-led WADA probe must never be allowed to be a nine-day wonder. The officials who have been indicted and suspended are but the tip of a very large iceberg. There many associates of the sleaze previously known as the IAAF that have to be exposed and removed from office. The call by British Athletics to expunge all the previous world records and to start anew may be extreme, but it is an idea that needs to be contemplated. This column has long reminded readers that there were leaders of athletics in many of the countries who were of the opinion that the ‘stars’ of the sport should be mollycoddled and supported no matter what and that any positive drug test by a ‘star’ must be (a) vehemently denied, and (b) if the tests are conclusive, blame the test, blame the tester, blame the procedure, but under no circumstances blame the athlete. We now know that many of the world’s top athletes have been able to be one step ahead of the tests and testers, and it is now conformed that some among the complicity of doctors, laboratories, and dope-control officers have been corrupt and complicit in allowing cheaters and downright crooks to continue to ‘trick us’. The Pound-led probe has exposed the dark underbelly of a corrupt organisation that can only begin to restore trust if ALL the principals of the organisation are removed. There can be no sacred cows. A fresh start is mandatory.last_img read more

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#JaVotes2016: ‘I am not afraid’ – 53 year-old vendor

first_img The 53 year-old braved the anticipated tension to sell ripe bananas, biscuit and other items. “I’ve been out here from 6 o’clock this morning. I am not afraid,” she said, while standing beside her stall in the community of South Side. “I want Andrew fi win cause he’s better for the young people and better for me,” she added. At the corner of Law Street and High Holborn Street in Kingston Central,  Irele Bromfield, caters to early bird Election Day workers at her stall.last_img

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Guevarra, Yap reclaim PBA side event titles

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Guevarra, the Phoenix high-flyer, pulled out an off-the-bounce windmill for a perfect 40 in his dunkoff with little-known Renz Palma to rule the event for the fourth time in the last five years.That was enough to outlast Palma, whose 360-degree dunk from near the foul line only got 39 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This is the hardest (Slam Dunk) contest I’ve ever been in,” Guevarra said. “Everybody knew what dunks I could do, so I was really forced to show off some new slams.”Rey Guevarra captures his fourth Slam Dunk title.Guevarra jumped over a motorcycle and teammate JC Intal in one of his finals dunks to delight the Batangas City Coliseum crowd here. Adamson survives challenge of gritty Arellano The two finalists ended up tied with 75 points each after two dunks.“I was really challenged by him. Because of him, I had to raise the bar so that I could edge him,” he said.Another victory in this event would allow Guevarra to tie KG Canaleta for most dunk titles won.“In God’s time, let’s see if I could still do it. If I get the chance, I will really try to get that fifth championship,” he said.Yap, the former two-time MVP, tallied 24 points to nip Stanley Pringle and triumph for the first time since 2009.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial James Yap on deck for the three-point shootout. PBA IMAGESBATANGAS—Showing off a new dunk, Rey Guevarra ruled the Slam Dunk event of the PBA All Star festivities Friday and put himself in position to go for the all-time record.James Yap, on the other hand, won the Three-Point Shootout for the first time in nine years and earned validation for himself that he’s still as deadly as he’s ever been.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I can still do it,” Yap, who won nine years ago while still playing for Purefoods, sighed after capturing the crown.Making the most of the money balls, Yap drained the first nine out of the available 10 colored balls that ultimately spelled the difference. Pringle totaled 21 with Terrence Romeo, another former winner in the field, shooting 16.“I just put it in my mind that those (money balls) were the most important in the rack, and every time they went in, it only added to my confidence,” he said.Blackwater’s Allein Maliksi, who won the event last year, could only score 11 points, the lowest in the first round.Also participating in the event were Ronald Tubid, Matthew Wright, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Marcio Lassiter, Canaleta, JVee Casio, and Larry Fonacier.“I’m just happy to win after nine years,” said Yap. “I’ve been doing some extra shooting in practice and I’m glad I was able to bring it in the competition. I just felt really good today.”Beau Belga won the day’s other side event—the Obstacle Challenge—where, in a new twist this season, big men took part in.Belga had no hitches in his run in the championship round, finishing the track in 21.7 seconds.“I was just challenged because it was my teammate (point guard Maverick Ahanmisi) who is the defending champion,” he said.JP Erram finished second at 29.6 seconds, while Gabby Espinas clocked in 30.5 seconds. Justin Chua, Kelly Nabong, and Yousef Taha all made it to the semifinals, while Russel Escoto, Sonny Thoss, Aldrech Ramos, Ken Bono, Asi Taulava and Raymond Aguilar all bowed out in the first round.Yap hopes his victory, along with that of Belga, would mean something for their team.“We hope its a start of something good for Rain or Shine again,” said Yap.The champions of the side events won P30,000 each. —WITH A REPORT FROM CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Policeman injured on duty receives reconstructive surgery

first_imgAssistant Commissioner of Operations (ACO), Christopher Griffith, accompanied by Staff Officer of Administrations, Maxine Graham and Welfare Officer, Deputy Superintendent Lorraine Saul, on Tuesday paid a visit to recovering Police Officer Victor Faucet who was shot to his head while on duty.Faucet, who was shot in June of last year at a Police outpost in Wisroc, Linden, has since been a patient at various hospitals but is presently at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital.He underwent several successful surgeries to have the bullet, which was lodged in his head, removed. Those surgeries were performed by Dr Edris Dookie.However, as a result of this, Faucet had to have reconstructive surgery performed on his skull; this was successfully completed last Saturday.The visit by the members of the Police Force was facilitated after this surgery. Since the shooting, the Police Force has been lending its full support to Faucet to facilitate a speedy recovery. Speaking to Guyana Times after the visit, Faucet said that he was currently recovering and was in a good position.He admitted that the entire ordeal has been a painful one.Faucet expressed his gratitude for the support from the Guyana Police Force, noting that the visit was “appreciated”.The brave man said when he was fully recovered, he expected to resume his duties at the GPF.last_img read more

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