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Athens gold was for Ottey – Bailey

first_imgOlympic relay gold medallist Aleen Bailey says that the 4x100m victory in 2004 was all for Merlene Ottey. Bailey, who is currently nursing a hip injury, says the team of Tayna Lawrence, Sherone Simpson, herself, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Beverly McDonald were inseparable and thinks team unity was a big factor in their success. “For me, I think for all of us, it was for her (Ottey) because she was there with us at the time,” Bailey said. The relay came after a fine showing by Jamaica in the individual sprints as Campbell-Brown, Bailey and Simpson were third, fifth and sixth all in the 100m final and then Campbell-Brown beat Allyson Felix of the United States in the 200m, with Bailey finishing fourth. Speaking about the relay won by Jamaica with a national record of 41.74 seconds, Aleen said: “We were just inseparable and we moved with each other. “We were a unit, and I think once you have that level of support and unity, everything flows.” Describing the victory as ‘an amazing moment’, she recalled: “You’ve had teams that could have won the Olympics and we were the youngest and we gelled together, and Merlene and Beverly being there and encouraging us and giving us the extra push that we needed to go out there and win, and then the bathing suit, we can’t go out there in that and lose.” That was a reference to a memorable running outfit worn by the winning Jamaican team. She was grateful to Ottey, who was in Athens representing Slovenia. “Throughout the whole time, she (Ottey) would come by and visit and hang out with us and talk with us and that got us levelled and calm,” Bailey shared. BRILLIANT VICTORY “For me, it was more than just going out there and just winning for her because she was on those teams before and there was the whole thing about her and Jamaica being mad at her for switching to a different country,” Bailey added. While Ottey had anchored Jamaica to a brilliant victory at the 1991 World Championships, the Athens triumph ended a long run of Olympic disappointments. With Ottey ever present, baton drops stopped the bid for gold in 1984 and 1992. Injury prevented the Jamaican team from taking its place in the 1988 final and slowed third-leg runner Nikole Mitchell in the 1996 final, forcing Ottey into high gear to win the bronze. In 2000, team discord limited baton passing practice and left Lawrence, then schoolgirl Campbell, McDonald and Ottey behind The Bahamas.last_img read more

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Solid World Relays showing by Jamaica

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas: No gold medals, but it was still a solid day for the Jamaican contingent as the curtains came down on the third IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas last night. Jamaica’s men 4x200m and women’s 4x400m teams had to settle for bronze medals in their respective finals at the early season championships inside the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, while it was silver in the women’s 4x100m final. With the Americans running into early trouble, the Jamaican team of Simone Facey, Natasha Morrison, Gayon Evans and Sashalee Forbes became favourites for the gold, but that went to the German team that clocked 42.84 with the Jamaicans running second in 42.95 with China, 43.11, taking bronze. The team of Nickel Ashmeade, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer and captain Yohan Blake finished a disappointed and distant third 1:21.09 seconds behind an impressive Canada team which took the event in 1:19.42 with second place going to the United States in 1:19.88. Blake, who failed to reel in the athletes ahead of him, believes the team did a decent job even if he wanted to get the baton a little closer to the action for a better chance at a top podium spot. NOT A BAD PERFORMANCE “It wasn’t a bad performance, but I wanted to get the baton a bit closer and then it would have been a different race,” Blake said. “I am feeling excellent. I am coming on really well and so I have to give God thanks, no one got injured.” In the women’s 4x400m final, Jamaica again had to settle for third place with the team of Janieve Russell, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Verone Chambers and Stephenie-Ann McPherson finishing in a time of 3:28.49 behind the United States, 3:24.36 and Poland, 3:28.28. The Jamaicans were comfortably in second on the last leg before McPherson was overtaken a few steps from the finish line by Poland’s Justyna Swiety with the Jamaican later admitting that they expected a different colour medal while expressing gratitude nonetheless. “I am feeling great. It is not what we wanted, but a medal is a medal,” said McPherson. Russell was thankful for what was her maiden medal at these championships. “I feel very blessed and thankful because it is my first World Relays and to get a bronze medal, I am thankful and happy,” noted Russell before Chambers expressed her delight at competing at the event. “I feel really blessed to be a part of the team because I always watched World Relays for the past two years and I always wished that I could be a part of the team. But now I am not just a part of the team, but to run in the final is an awesome feeling,” Chambers said. Jamaica (39 points) again finished second behind USA (60 points) with Australia third on 24.last_img read more

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PVL: 3 squads continue hunt for first win

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments The Jet Spikers are coming off a defeat at the hands of unbeaten Creamline last Sunday.They are expected to bounce back against the young and inexperienced Lady Maroons who, despite dropping their first two games, have shown a big fighting heart.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’The Lady Falcons have also proved their worth after causing trouble against Perlas-BanKo in their previous contest. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teams in the lower rung mix it up for all-important wins Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Of the four teams seeing action, only Air Force has a win to show and it hopes to add to that number as it takes on University of the Philippines at 4 p.m. Power Smashers and Adamson-Akari both hunt for a first win when they collide at 6 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission ‘Solid’ PH boxing team capable of taking home golds in SEAG End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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‘Third is better than nothing:’ Creamline salvages bronze in PVL

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Cool Smashers may not have made the championship round after getting eliminated by BaliPure in the semifinals, but assistant coach Oliver Almadro said the team is still pleased with how its campaign turned out.“As I’ve said before, I guess it’s not our time to be in the Finals but I’m happy that we ended it in winning fashion,” said Almadro.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’“Third is better than nothing. We’re happy with this.”Creamline drew a throwback performance from Jing Balse, who delivered with 10 points, half of which came off blocks. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener01:40Filipinos 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 Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline settled for third place after beating Air Force, 18-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Francesca Raqraquin showed the way for the Cool Smashers with 18 points while Rizza Mandapat and Rosemarie Vargas added 11 points each.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “She really played. For me, what we’re getting from Jing is not the power, the strength, but the intensity, the leadership,” Almadro praised.The Cool Smashers didn’t have their superstar Alyssa Valdez, who missed the team’s last eight games due to her commitments with the national team.“Bottom line here is Creamline is really a promising team. We miss Alyssa a lot, but we are cheering for her, for national team.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ PH football squads send strong message to SEA Games foes Teen gunned down in Masbate View commentslast_img read more

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Beermen outlast Kings

first_imgPBA IMAGESBased on what he saw Sunday night, Leo Austria feels that San Miguel Beer’s chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup—and the Beermen’s historic Grand Slam bid—are in good hands with import Terrence Watson.Suiting up a third import in just over three weeks, the Beermen broke away early from Barangay Ginebra to snap the Gin Kings’ seven-game winning streak, 107-103, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar had 18 points and LA Tenorio 16 for the Kings.Earlier, Alaska nipped also-ran KIA Picanto, 102-94, for its third straight win that kept the Aces in the running for a playoff berth.Knowing it has no form of luxury to spare with its bid in hanging by a thread, the Aces survived a great test of character to live another day.“Boy, they gave us more than what we wanted,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said. “We were struggling for a while.”Calvin Abueva scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Aces.Compton knows the Aces need all the character they can muster as they close out their elimination round stint against Meralco on Friday and against Rain or Shine next week.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled 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 Jota draws, keeps share of top spot with Pascua, Garma Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ JVee Casio hit 12 of his 20 points in the fourth period, and LaDontae Henton had a clutch triple with under a minute left that broke the game’s last tie at 94 and sent the Aces to a 3-6 record.The bottom four teams after the eliminations will get the boot, and the Picanto continue to bring up the rear with their ninth straight defeat.Geron Johnson had 39 points, including a three-pointer before the Henton conversion that kept the Picanto in the game. KIA led for majority of the contest, only to be held to just 17 points in the fourth period.ALASKA 102 – KIA 94ALASKA 102—Abueva 26, Henton 20, Casio 20, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Baclao 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Magat 0, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Enciso 0.KIA 94—Johnson 39, Paniamogan 12, Elorde 11, Yee 11, Khobuntin 10, Ballesteros 4, Celda 3, Jaime 2, Corpuz 2, Revilla 0, Camson 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 23-27, 46-51, 67-77, 102-94Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The win also put San Miguel back in top four contention in the season-closing conference.“There are still a lot of [import] options for us,” Austria said of Watson. “But after tonight, considering that this was just his first game and after having just two practices with us, he’s OK.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWatson scored 28 points and had 17 rebounds and four locals tossed in twin digits as the Beermen rose to 5-3 and tied TNT KaTropa for fourth spot.It was Ginebra’s second loss in nine games and the Gin Kings, who trailed by as many as 26 points, dropped into a tie for the lead with NLEX. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Azkals resume Asian Cup bid

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With Tajikistan hosting Nepal in Dushanbe in the other Group F encounter, the Azkals are hard-pressed to gain maximum points against the Yemenis, who held the Filipinos to a 2-2 draw in Bacolod last Sept. 5.Strife-torn Yemen, two points behind the Philippines, plays its home matches in Doha due to security concerns.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“If we tie, we still have two chances to qualify,” said Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Great push for Philippine boxing 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Philippines tries to inch closer to an AFC Asian Cup berth when it clashes with Yemen on Tuesday in Qatar.Currently on top of Group F with seven points, the Azkals are gunning for their third victory in the qualifying round that will give them the inside track in the race for the two Asian Cup spots at stake in the group.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Gins finish strong, soar 2-0 vs Bolts

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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We beat them two-in-a-row and they (Bolts) can certainly beat us two-in-a-row,” Cone said, showing a lot of respect on the team that topped the elimination round. “We’re certainly happy being 2-0 up, but you couldn’t be pleased with yourself. It doesn’t guarantee us anything.”Justin Brownlee scored 19 points and was the other big offensive weapon for Cone in the fourth with eight of his total.Earlier, Greg Slaughter was adjudged Best Player of the conference while Meralco’s Allen Durham won the Best Import award for the second straight season.GINEBRA 86 – MERALCO 76GINEBRA 86—Brownlee 19, Aguilar 16, Tenorio 14, Devance 10, Thompson 9, Mercado 6, Caguioa 6, Ferrer 3, Slaughter 3.MERALCO 76—Durham 25, Amer 10, De Ocampo 10, Hodge 9, Newsome 8, Lanete 6, Dillinger 5, Tolomia 3, Caram 0, Hugnatan 0.Quarters: 18-24, 40-37, 57-62, 86-76ADVERTISEMENT Archers slay Maroons Unlike in the series opener where there was practically no endgame to speak of after the Kings played with command right from the start, Ginebra needed to step up big this time and closed out with a 19-1 bomb to gather all the momentum it needs going into the critical third game this Wednesday.“We took a big punch from them early in the game and survived that,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We managed to make it a possession-by-possession game [in the closing minutes] and had a good closing kick.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLA Tenorio scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, seven of them inside the final 2:44, as the Kings erased a 75-69 deficit heading into the final 5:56.Of the 36 teams that took 2-0 leads in a title series in the Philippine Basketball Association’s history, 30 teams went on to win the title.It is a piece of history that Cone would not want his players to think of at the moment. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven title series took on an entirely different complexion, and Barangay Ginebra frolicked in the moment to deal Meralco another loss that will definitely sting more.Dragged into a defense oriented contest, the Gin Kings tightened the noose on the enemy in the stretch and completed a come-from-behind 86-76 decision of the Bolts for a 2-0 lead before more than 16,000 screaming fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1

first_imgHouston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the 11th inning of Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES, California—George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in postseason history?ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “All of a sudden, two runs seemed like it was the Grand Canyon,” he said. “I was just trying to remind these guys two runs is nothing.”Bregman’s RBI single in the third gave Houston its first lead of the Series, a hit that might have turned into a three-run, inside-the-park homer had the ball not caromed off the bill of Taylor’s cap directly to left fielder Joc Pederson.Los Angeles had just two hits through seven innings but led 3-1 behind Pederson’s fifth-inning solo homer and Seager’s tiebreaking, two-run drive in the sixth against Verlander. It was Pederson’s first home run since July 26.Jansen entered with a 3-1 lead trying for his first six-out save in a year after Bregman doubled leading off the eighth against Brandon Morrow, a ball that ticked off the glove of a diving Puig in the right-field corner. Furious that he didn’t make what would have been a sensational catch, Puig slammed his mitt to the ground.Correa’s RBI single off Jansen ended a record 28-inning postseason scoreless streak by the Dodgers’ bullpen.Gonzalez, choking up on the bat, seemed an unlikely candidate for a tying homer. He had not driven in a run in his 45 plate appearances since Houston’s playoff opener, and the blown save was just the second for Jansen this year. The Dodgers had been 98-0 in 2017 when leading after eight innings, including the postseason.“I didn’t make my pitch,” Jansen said. “You can’t beat yourself up about that.”As the slanting sun illuminated the green hills of Elysian Park behind center field and the ochre-tinted San Gabriel Mountains beyond, retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch . The 89-year-old, who left the booth in 2016 after his 67th season, charmed the crowd when he began “somewhere up in heaven, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges are laughing their heads off” at his presence on the mound. He feigned an arm injury and turned the ritual over to Fernando Valenzuela, who helped the Dodgers win their 1981 title.The game-time temperature was 93 degrees—down 10 degrees from the opener. Celebrities in the sellout crowd of 54,293 included golfers Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.Houston improved to 10-0 in nine starts and one relief appearance by Verlander, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner obtained in a trade from Detroit at the Aug. 31 deadline to be eligible for the Astros’ postseason roster. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit consecutive home runsagainst Josh Fields in the 10th to build a 5-3 Astros lead, with Correa flipping his bat to celebrate.But there was more. Much, much more.“This is an instant classic and to be part of it is pretty special,” Astros starter Justin Verlander said.Puig homered off Ken Giles starting the bottom of the 10th and Enrique Hernandez knotted the score 5-5 with a two-out RBI single .Devenski entered and, with Hernandez at second, made a wild pickoff throw that appeared headed toward left-center field before it struck second base umpire Laz Diaz. An incredulous Hernandez put both hands on his helmet, unable to advance, and was stranded when Chris Taylor flied out.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We were pretty unlucky at the beginning of the game when Taylor dove in center field and (the ball) hit him in the face or head,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “I felt like the baseball gods were returning the favor, by having an umpire standing in the way there.”Cameron Maybin, who had entered in the 10th, singled leading off the 11th against losing pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a surprise addition to the Dodgers’ World Series roster who was pitching for the first time since Oct. 1. Maybin stole second and Springer hit a drive to right-center for a 7-5 lead, just the third 11th-inning home run in the Series after shots by Kirby Puckett in 1991 and David Freese in 2011.Springer, an All-Star leadoff man, broke out of his slump with three hits and a walk after going 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in the Series opener Tuesday. His decisive drive made the Astros the first team to hit three extra-inning home runs in a postseason game.Devenski retired Corey Seager and Justin Turner on lineouts in the bottom half. Puig checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch — the Astros jumped when first base umpire Gerry Davis signaled no swing—and Puig fouled off two more. Devenski threw his fifth straight changeup, and Puig swung over it as the Astros ran onto the field to celebrate after finally closing out a back-and-forth game that lasted 4 hours, 19 minutes.“It was an emotional roller coaster,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who removed starter Rich Hill after he threw only 60 pitches in four solid innings and struck out seven.After another steamy night in a Santa Ana heat wave, the series shifts to Texas and resumes Friday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, where the retractable roof has not been open for a game since June 9. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for the Astros and Yu Darvish for the Dodgers, who acquired him from Texas at the July 31 trade deadline.Houston is 2-5 on the road in the postseason but 6-0 at home, where the Astros have outscored the Red Sox and Yankees by a combined 31-7.“We didn’t expect these guys to lay down. It’s a very good ballclub over there,” Roberts said. “We’ll be ready to go.”Before Gonzalez’s home run, the Dodgers had an 85 percent chance of winning, according to Fangraphs. After Correa’s long ball, the Astros were a 93 percent favorite.Verlander, wearing an undershirt, entered the dugout at one point and screamed at his teammates that the game was not over. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Afterward, players were exhausted.“When that last out is made, you finally breathe,” Springer said. “That’s an emotional high—emotional high to low to high again. But that’s why we play the game. And that’s the craziest game that I’ve ever played in. And it’s only Game 2.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tensions creeping in at PSG as questions asked of two stars Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Yes, it was—barely—and the Houston Astros won a World Series game for the first time in their 56 seasons.Charlie Culberson hit a two-out homer in the bottom half off Chris Devenski, who then struck out Yasiel Puig in a tense, nine-pitch at-bat for the win. The Astros outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a Hollywood thriller Wednesday to tie the Series at one game apiece.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“Wasn’t that the best game ever!?” Alex Bregman proclaimed to no one in particular in the Astros clubhouse.On a night of dramatic swings and a World Series-record eight home runs, Marwin Gonzalez stunned the Dodger Stadium crowd with a solo shot off dominant Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen on an 0-2 pitch in the ninth that made it 3-all. View commentslast_img read more

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Injured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew

first_imgBritish boxers David Haye (R) and Tony Bellew attend a press conference in London on October 4, 2017, to promote their upcoming heavyweight rematch, due to take place on December 17. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMENLONDON — David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury.Haye said he tore a bicep muscle in a “freak accident” during a conditioning session.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gilas arrives in Japan ahead of Fiba World Cup qualifier Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Haye said the fight, which was scheduled for Dec. 17, will now take place on March 24 or May 5.Bellew stepped up a weight in March to beat Haye, a world heavyweight champion from 2009-11, in a fight that ended in the 11th round. Haye fought the last five rounds with a ruptured Achilles tendon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHaye said he has undergone a procedure and will be “back in the gym to start my arm rehabilitation in two weeks.” View commentslast_img read more

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#KicksStalker: Westbrook’s signature shoe hits Philippine shelves

first_imgPhoto from NikeIt took almost a fortnight for Russell Westbrook’s first performance signature shoe to drop, but the wait is certainly overThe Why Not Zer0.1 “Mirror Image,” Westbrook’s first performance sneaker with Jordan Brand, will drop on Monday online and in-store at Titan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Alaska demolishes Kia for 2nd straight win LATEST STORIES View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As per Jordan Brand, Westbrook’s poster-plastered bedroom walls inspired the “Mirror Image” colorway and the shoe features images of Michael Jordan on both the shoes.There is also a large photo of Westbrook on the right shoe and a red Jumpman logo on the left.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 Why Not Zer0.1 will be sold with a P6,595 price tag at Titan’s online store at Titan22.com and branches at Bonifacio Global City, Vertis and Conrad. MOST READlast_img read more

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