Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT vet Carli Lloyd hints at retirement after winning 2nd title

first_imgLloyd, 36, was also part of the 2015 winning team.While her presence may have been muted Sunday against the Netherlands, she goes down as one of the most accomplished players in history. In the 2015 final, Lloyd became the first player ever to score three goals in such a game and just the second soccer player ever to score a hat-trick in either the men’s or women’s final, joining England’s men’s national team player Geoff Hurst.Her other accomplishments include two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), two FIFA Player of the Year awards (2015, 2016) and three Olympic appearances (2008, 2012, 2016). She has flourished in her role to close out games and hinted she will be around for the next Olympic games in 2020 — after enduring a tough campaign in the national team’s early exit at the last games. But the next World Cup is a long way away. “Like I said, it’s been a really tough couple of years,” she added. “It’s not based on my ability. And for whatever reasons, coaches made the decision. I tried to put up a good case.“So I’m going to go home, I’m going to kind of let the emotions die down a little bit, speak to my husband and we’ll go from there.”Lloyd has had a whopping 281 caps and 113 goals, which puts her fourth on the U,S.’s career list behind legendary players Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly. Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 reasons why USWNT won fourth title Women’s World Cup 2019: 10 crazy facts from USWNT’s big final win over Netherlands As sweet as Carli Lloyd’s second World Cup win was, she quickly admitted the wear playing at soccer’s highest level has had on her body.Lloyd, who often subs in whenever the United States women’s national team is in a bind or just needs some added experience, played in all seven games at this year’s tournament. She was one of just three U.S. players to do so.“The goal was winning. It’s been a really tough couple of years for me — I’ve been open and honest about it,” Lloyd told media after the match. “First and foremost, I’m really proud of this team and proud to be on this roster of 23 players to win another World Cup.” Related News Women’s World Cup: Timeline of every USWNT titlelast_img read more

9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access

first_imgTORONTO (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids.Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn’t buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren’t available on the Under Armour website. They were only marketed to boys.She wrote “I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5′s too.”The two-time MVP and five-time All-Star replied with an apology , saying in a hand-written response he’s been working with Under Armour to remedy the situation. Curry promised to send Morrison two pairs of shoes, including the new Curry 6 model.He also invited her to the Warriors home game on March 8, International Women’s Day.“That’s the beauty of Steph,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before Thursday’s game at Toronto. “He understands his power. He understands the impact he can make on people’s lives. And I’m just incredibly proud of him.”He missed his 11th straight game Thursday because of a strained left groin and didn’t speak to reporters. Curry is expected to return Saturday at Detroit. Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, greets basketball camp participants after taking a group photo at Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. For the first time, Curry hosted only girls for a free, Warriors-run camp Monday and Tuesday at Walnut Creek’s Ultimate Fieldhouse. Last week at the same facility that he has also chosen in recent years, the Golden State star held his Under Armour “Stephen Curry Select Camp” with two of the nation’s top high school girls playing mixed right in with the best boys. The two-time MVP and father of two young daughters has made it his mission to better support the girls’ game. He asked longtime Warriors camp director Jeff Addiego to plan an all-girls session this summer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)last_img read more

Put up your Dukes! And the Grammy Awards rocked! (Feb. 13)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier :10—And that’s what Duquesne University did a short time ago when they hosted a reunion with their all-time greatest players. Headed up by the one-time Duquesne scoring machine, AKA Baron “BB” Flenory, the once-nationally recognized basketball program called home their favorite sons to reunite on the court once again. As I previously stated in an earlier article, as we celebrate the remembrance of the Pitt basketball program…and understandably so, there was a time if you didn’t have a ticket to a Duquesne hoop game you were left on the outside looking in.Featured here at halftime of a recent Duke game at the Palumbo Center are the legends of the game. Most notable in center front “Stormin Normin” Nixon—2-time NBA world champion with the L.A. Lakers, next to him Tommy Pipkins, to the left of center in the white cap BB Flenory—Europe’s national champion and Boston Celtic draft selection, representing his dad, Chuck Cooper III—the son of the legendary Chuck Cooper, the first Black man to play in the NBA, along the line Andy Sisinni, Jeff Baldwin, Barnett Harris, Fred Moon, the legendary (Bear wrestling) Nelson twins, Garry and Barry, Bruce Atkins—NBA draft selection, John Moore and Aliquippa’s finest Jarrett “The Jewel” Durham—NBA draft selection by the Detroit Pistons and player with the New York Nets of the ABA. “Shoo Shoo – Rah Rah!!”:09—Speaking of Duquesne University…and I was…please be reminded that a move is underway to induct the legendary Chuck Cooper into the NBA Hall of Fame. Hard to imagine that the “Jackie Robinson” of the NBA is not already in. Know what you can…do what you can!?!?:08—Stay with me now! To that point, Duquesne University has not missed a beat doing the right thing. After various ceremonies for Mr. Cooper on and around campus including the naming of a building, the university and the athletic department will once again host the Chuck Cooper Classic Game on Saturday, Feb. 16 at noon at the A.J. Palumbo Center as they take on George Washington to maintain status in the A-10 conference.:07—As you know, I’ve been known to drift a bit. So this just in—the Grammy’s rocked…Alicia Keys is fine!…Jennifer Lopez is super-fine!!…Diana Ross and Smokey were fantastic and the show’s opening was…well…Ooh Na-Na, Havana! (Camila Cabello – she’s fine, too!):06—Staying with the entertainment info I know you love and want. Here’s your movie update. “The Upside” (3 basketballs), “What Men Want” (3 1/2 basketballs), “Green Book” (4 1/2 basketballs, almost five), “Cold Pursuit” (1 basketball only because I am a nice guy). The only thing worse than what Liam Neeson said about killing Black people, is his movie. The movie should be “Taken!”:05—The great Lindsay Vonn finished her historic career as the best female skier of all time with a Bronze Medal in the World Championship Downhill competition.:04—OK, OK, my Lakers got smashed by the 76ers 143-120 on Sunday, Feb. 10. But remember, LeBron is not back to full strength yet. Rondo is still out. Don’t forget it’s not how you START, IT’S HOW YOU FINISH!:03—In case you missed it, the Alliance of American Football League kicked off this weekend to warm reviews. A throwback to hard-hitting football with an open door on quarterbacks may catch on. Heck, there’s room for everyone.:02—“Champions Live” Sports Talk Show is back. Catch the show on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Savoy Restaurant at 6 p.m. Free parking, free admission, food and drinks and a lot of sports talk.Feb. 14—The Year in Review show starring Brian Cook, Kevin Cameron, Jim Frazier, Aubrey Bruce, Ken Ogilvie, Keith Davis, Bill Neal and special guest Chris Moore.Thursday, Feb. 21—a salute to the Penn Hills Football Team – State ChampionsThursday, Feb. 28—a salute to the Aliquippa Football Team – State Champions(Every Thursday– 6 to 8 p.m.–Family residents all are welcome–call 412-628-4856 for information):01—Start your revolution to get Trump out of office…NOW! And remember the revolution will not be televised.:00—GAME OVER!last_img read more

Two Holmdel Residents Arrested, Face Heroin Charges

first_imgTwo Holmdel residents are facing heroin drug charges after police executed a search warrant at a house on Telegraph Hill Road, near Bethany Road, and found 50 packets of heroin, hypodermic syringes and a knife, according to authorities.The house was the site of an emergency in January, when a man was found laying on the front yard, suffering from a heroin overdose, police said.Christopher J. Dios, 27, of Telegraph Hill Road and Alyssa D. Morkevich, 23, of Durant Avenue were arrested on Feb. 18 by detectives from the Bayshore Narcotics Task Force of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Holmdel Police Department. Their arrest was announced by a press release from Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni on March 23. They are currently lodged at the county jail.Dios is being held on $100,000 bail and facing a dozen charges related to heroin distribution, possession, possession of weapon and hypodermic needles. Morkevich is being held on $60,000 bail and and is charged with eight counts related to heroin distribution, possession and possession of hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia.Bail was set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Francis J. Vernoia, P.J.Cr.The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Costanzo, of the Office’s Narcotics and Criminal Enterprises Section.Community members who wish to give information about the illegal distribution of drugs in the Bayshore region can call Det. Lt. Jay Clark, at 732-431-7160 extension 7119; or to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers at 800-671-4400.last_img read more

After Nine Years, A Determined Brookdale Student Earns Her Degree

first_imgLINCROFT – “Did you ever think this day would come? I certainly had my doubts and I’m sure the doctor who diagnosed me never dreamed I would ever be capable of earning an associate’s degree, let alone have the ability to speak before you today.”These are the words of Emily Brush, a Brookdale Community College graduate with cerebral palsy from Freehold, whose journey to her associate degree in arts and liberal education began in 2006.Nine years later, Brush saw her dream of graduating college come to life at Brookdale’s 45th annual commencement ceremony at the Lincroft campus on Friday, May 15 where she gave a moving commencement speech to families, faculty and her fellow graduates. Her 10-minute speech was delivered by a computerized voice.Due to her disability, Brush was only able to handle one course per semester, but she did not let that stop her from achieving her goal of earning an associate degree from Brookdale and becoming a part-time teacher’s assistant, she said.“Despite my predicament, my parents, teachers and therapists never allowed me to adopt a ‘no can do’ attitude,” said Brush. When she was inducted into the National Honor Society as a junior in Colts Neck High School, her parents insisted she earn the honor with 30 hours of community service each year, just like everyone else. “I was not allowed to use my disability as an excuse for not trying or doing something.”Her community service project was to use software to create language boards, to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. Her coursework at Brookdale, especially in digital media and writing, have helped her pursue this skill as a career path. She works as a part-time job as a teacher’s assistant at Hawkswood School for multiply handicapped children in Eatontown.Brush was only one of a number of graduate speakers at the commencement ceremony where the school celebrated the Class of 2015.Over 2,000 students graduated with associate degrees in arts and science, among other subjects.“I cannot tell you how much we value your hard work and all of your achievements as Brookdale students,” Brookdale President Maureen Murphy said as she addressed the graduates. “As you move on to the next phase of your journey, please stay in touch. We want to know what you are doing and we want to celebrate your continued success.”Also honored at the ceremony were commencement speakers David Prown, who spoke about youth programs, and David Goldman, who founded a parental child abduction foundation.Prown, of Red Bank, has developed a number of local mentorship programs and advocated for the graduates to give back to their communities in similar ways.“During your journey to get here today, you have had many supporters,” Prown said. “Now it’s time for you to repay that support, with your support of others.”Goldman, of Holmdel, is the cofounder and director of the Bring Sean Home Foundation, which grew out of his struggle to bring home his son Sean, after they boy was abducted by his mother and taken to Brazil in 2004.Since Sean was reunited with his father on Christmas Eve 2009, Goldman and the foundation have become advocates for victims of parental child abduction.Brookdale also presented Distinguished Alumni awards to New Jersey Supreme Court Judge Teresa Kondrup Coyle and Brookdale women’s soccer coach Katelyn Miller.Graduates Nicholas Antonucci of Jackson, Amber Mallm of Freehold, Alexander McKenzie of Freehold, Patricia Prioli of Howell, Nicholas Sakowski of Aberdeen and Adam Winkler of Manasquan were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements during the ceremony.–By Joey Dominguezlast_img read more

Arsenal sent packing in FA Cup

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Arsenal’s bid to capture a third straight FA Cup title ended with a 2-1 loss to Watford in the quarter-finals yesterday, while Anthony Martial’s late goal earned Manchester United a replay against West Ham. In the Premier League, Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat last-place Aston Villa 2-0 to trim the gap to Leicester to two points ahead of the surprise leader’s match against Newcastle today. Odion Ighalo and Adlene Guedioura with a fiercely struck shot from the edge of the area scored second-half goals for Watford, which joined Crystal Palace and Everton in an unlikely line-up for the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium. It ended Arsenal’s best chance of silverware this season and was the worst possible start to a make-or-break week for Arsene Wenger’s team, which is likely to be eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona on Wednesday before a crucial match against Everton next weekend in their fading Premier League title challenge. “Our fantastic run has come to an end on a day where we felt that our performance deserved a win,” Wenger said. United were held 1-1 by West Ham, which went ahead through Dimitri Payet’s sublime 30-metre free kick before Martial equalised in the 83rd at Old Trafford. Payet possibly shouldn’t have been on the field to score, having escaped a second yellow card for diving minutes earlier, while United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could have been penalised for obstructing West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph for Martial’s goal. It means the Boleyn Ground will host one more FA Cup match before West Ham leaves for the Olympic Stadium next season. Kane moved level with Leicester striker Jamie Vardy as the league’s top scorer with 19 goals after scoring in the 45th and 48th minutes against Villa, which slipped even closer to relegation. Dele Alli, Kane’s England teammate, set up both goals at Villa Park. Given the struggles of Arsenal and Manchester City in third and fourth, it is looking increasingly like a two-team race for the title between Leicester and Spurs a highly unlikely scenario at the start of the season. Arsenal played a full-strength line-up an indication of Wenger’s priorities ahead of the second leg against Barcelona, who are 2-0 ahead. But an attack featuring Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud struggled to cause Watford’s defence many problems before a late flurry of chances, including Danny Welbeck’s 88th-minute goal and Alex Iwobi’s shot against the post. Arsenal have now won just one game in their last seven in a familiar early-spring collapse, with the pressure starting to grow on Wenger. Arsenal had been looking to become the first team in 130 years to win the FA Cup for three straight years. Ighalo opened the scoring in the 50th when he received a flick-on from strike partner Troy Deeney, evaded marker Gabriel and tucked a finish from eight metres into to the bottom corner. Guedioura made it 2-0 by smashing an angled drive into the roof of net, inside David Ospina’s near post, from Ighalo’s lay-off. Watford reached the semi-finals of the world’s oldest knockout competition for the sixth time in their history, in their first season under coach Quique Sanchez Flores. “I have memories on television of the old Wembley and watching in Spain and seeing the finals of this competition,” Flores said. “Now it is a new Wembley, I’ve just arrived in England and to get there is exciting.”last_img read more

15-year-old nabbed with 1445 grams ganja

first_imgA 15-year-old student attached to a secondary school in Georgetown was on Sunday taken into custody after he was found to be in possession of more than three pounds of cannabis.Based on reports received, the young man was observed by police ranks in Albouystown, Georgetown, acting in a suspicious matter.The policemen, who were on patrol, reportedly went in pursuit of the young man who ran into a house as they approached him. He was eventually nabbed and during a search in the green haversack he was carrying, three transparent plastic bags were unearthed with the illegal plant.He was taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where the illegal plant was weighed and amounted to 1445 grams. An investigation is underway.last_img

NZ beat Boks, win Rugby Championship

first_imgA willingness to run the ballSurprisingly, in the early going, both teams showed a willingness to run the ball. It was an approach that did not waver throughout the contest. After winning a South African throw-in and making effective use of an overlap, they set Read free to run in a try down the left that took the Kiwis nine points clear. Barritt added two more with the conversion to put New Zealand 38-27 ahead. The crowd lost some of its volume. 5 October 2013 New Zealand replyWith 25 minutes on the clock, New Zealand crossed the South African try line for a second time. After keeping the ball alive down the left flank when their attack looked like it had run out of steam, Sam Whitelock made ground deep into the Springboks’ 22 before Liam Messam crashed over from close range, with Read helping to drive him over. Cruden’s conversion brought the Kiwis to within a point of the Springboks. South Africa were a little stronger in the set scrums, but not enough to make a discernible difference to the match, while the Kiwis fared surprisingly well at lineout time, turning over some South African throw-ins and effectively stopping a number of Springbok drives at their try line. The All Blacks hit back quickly after Andrew Hore released Kieran Read on the right before Ben Smith, with a sharp sidestep inside, beat the South African defence and crossed for a superb try. Aaron Cruden added the extras to make it South Africa 3, New Zealand 7. “When you play the Springboks, you have to give everything to try and win the game and we had to dig pretty deep,” All Black skipper Richie McCaw said after his 120th test. With only a quarter of the game gone, the Springboks had half the tries they needed for a bonus point. Sadly, the two-try hero, Habana, had to leave the field only minutes later after tweaking a hamstring, with Jan Serfontein coming on in his place. New Zealand had never won by more than three points at Ellis Park. This time they won by 11 to record only their fourth win in 12 tests at the ground and victory in the 2013 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The Kiwis nearly paid for some sloppy play as they attacked. when Bryan Habana latched onto a poor pass from Israel Dagg. The speedy winger hacked the ball through to almost on the All Blacks’ 22, but was then beaten by the bounce, which allowed Ben Smith to recover possession. Eben Etzebeth next brought the crowd to their feet with a galloping run down the left hand touchline. However, he gave away the ball when he tried to find support. Conrad Smith kicked ahead, forcing South Africa back into their 22. The Springboks then moved the ball to the right and Willie le Roux almost went over for his second and South Africa’s fourth try, but knocked on in a tackle by two defenders. Record-equalling tryUndaunted, the Springboks brought the massive crowd to life when Bryan Habana scored his 16th try of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship to equal the record of Christian Cullen. The All Blacks stood firm, but the home side moved the ball first right and then left. When Liam Messam gave away a penalty by preventing the ball being released, he was yellow carded. Willie le Roux wasn’t done, though, and he set De Villiers off on an impressive run into the New Zealand 22. De Villiers spilled the ball in a tackle, however, and the All Blacks countered effectively through Ben Smith, taking play into South African territory. Captain Jean de Villiers said at the post-match presentation: “Rugby is about attack and defence and unfortunately our defence wasn’t up to it tonight.” Eighthman Duane Vermeulen set up Habana by busting through the New Zealand defensive line before skipping Jean de Villiers with his pass to find Habana on the overlap. South Africa’s record try scorer went over under the uprights and Steyn converted to make it South Africa 10, New Zealand 7. Then, controversy. One of the assistant referees reported to referee Nigel Owens that Dane Coles, who had taken over from Andrew Hore, was not on the team sheet. A New Zealand official said it was a typing error, but Keven Mealamu, it should be pointed out, does not look much Dane Coles when written down. After some consultation, the match continued. Excellent footworkThe potential kick at goal was from right in front and only five metres out, but the Boks ran it and Willie le Roux showed excellent footworkto pry open a gap and go over for a try. Steyn converted to edge South Africa one point in front. Coach Heynecke Meyer’s charges looked confident and were making plenty of running after coming through the early pressure put on by the All Blacks. From the set piece, South Africa put New Zealand under pressure and referee Nigel Owens, after no advantage had been won by the Springboks, awarded the home team a penalty for the 2011 World Cup winners going offside. Flyhalf Morne Steyn kicked the easy penalty to put the Boks 3-0 in front.center_img With the ball directly in front of the uprights, only five metres out, Beauden Barritt, on for Cruden, knocked over the kick to make the score South Africa 22, New Zealand 24. With half-time closing in, the Springboks lost flanker Willem Alberts to an injury. He was carted off the field and replaced by Siya Kolisi. Using the width of the field well, Francois Louw beat Read and forced Ben Smith to move inwards to help the eighthman tackle Louw. The Springbok fetcher put Habana into the clear with a beautiful pass and Habana then beat the last man in defence, Ben Smith, with a kick and chase to take South Africa’s tally to 15. Steyn was unsuccessful in his attempt to convert the five-pointer. With only four minutes remaining, Le Roux intercepted a pass by substitute Steven Luatua. He sprinted towards the try line and looked for all money to be in for the try. Barritt, though, put in a fine try-saving tackle, forcing Le Roux’s right foot onto the touchline only five metres out. The Springboks remained out of bonus point winning position. There was bright start to the game from the All Blacks, who won back the kick off and forced the Springboks deep into their 22 metre area. The most anticipated rugby test of the year was played in ideal conditions and both teams responded by playing positive, running rugby that produced nine tries, five of them to the All Blacks. Sucker punchShortly after that, New Zealand lost prop Ben Franks for 10 minutes for a swinging arm to the head of Coenie Oosthuizen. With 14 men on the field, though, they hit the Springboks with a sucker punch. Early in the second half, South Africa were awarded a kickable penalty after scrumhalf Fourie du Preez was tackled without the ball. Instead of having a shot at goal, though, Morne Steyn kicked for the corner. This time the Boks created some momentum as they drove forward from the lineout. The hooter sounded, but the All Blacks turned over possession and chose to counter-attack and not kick the ball out. Steve Hansen’s charges took the ball wide down the left and when Hore found Messam wide on the touchline the flanker broke back inside to beat the cover defence and score New Zealand’s third try. Cruden added the conversion, making it South Africa 15, New Zealand 21 at the break. Captain’s tryThe All Blacks then breathed a sigh of relief after captain Jean de Villliers charged a clearance kick down deep in New Zealand territory. Etzebeth, though, turned over possession from the resulting lineout and captain De Villiers bowled over Barritt to score a bonus-point try out on the right. Steyn was unsuccessful with his conversion, leaving South Africa three points ahead. Time upStill, both team chased more, with both threatening to add further tries, but time had run out. Barritt, however, quickly made up for his missed tackle by slipping three tackles and going over for the bonus point try that clinched the Rugby Championship for New Zealand. When he converted his own try, the men from the Land of the Long White Cloud led by four points, 31-27. A sweeping move down the right flank opened up some space for Willie le Roux, who chipped the fullback, but Aaron Smith, on cover defence for New Zealand, prevented the immediate danger by gathering the ball and conceding a five metre scrum after dotting down behind his own try line. New Zealand clinched the 2013 Castle Lager Rugby Championship title at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening after an exhilarating and somewhat controversial 38-27 victory over South Africa in front of a passionate crowd of 63 888. Fielding kicksTheir other problem area occurred in the fielding of kicks, both from hand and at kick off time. The All Blacks came away with the ball more often than the Boks when the ball had been in the air, and were more effective at the restarts. The Springboks showed they could crack open the usually sound New Zealand defence, but their defence was found wanting on the day and was one of two disappointing features of their performance. Not long after the kick off, the Springboks and Habana had their second try and the star winger a Championship record. Ma’a Nonu then twisted his way over the South African try line after the home team’s defence had been broken out wide, but the decision on the grounding of the ball had to be taken by the television match official. The replay revealed an outstanding try-saving tackle by Kolisi. New Zealand, though, had won a penalty for the Springboks being offside.last_img read more

PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showing

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next “I think in running I really pulled away,” said the 25-year-old Mangrobang, a former fashion design student who is now full-time triathlete.She clocked 2:11:14, while Adorna, the 2015 champion, finished in 2:18:58. Adorna is reportedly nursing a injury but her time was enough to beat out Irene Chong of Malaysia who timed 2:25:44. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT Huelgas, the 2015 edition champion, trailed for a few seconds Clement Cheng Ren of Singapore who was first out of water. Chicano was full minute behind them.But by the cycling and running phase, the two Filipino male runners were all by themselves around Water Sports Center in Presint 6 in Putrajaya.READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonHuelgas finished in one hour, 59 minutes and two seconds, while Chicano turned in a time of 2:01:27. Ren checked in one full minute after Chicano did.The same story in women’s when Mangrobang even overlapped the fourth placer in the running phase which went through four loops.ADVERTISEMENT It was dominating performance by the Philippine team, surpassing its showing Singapore two years ago when Huelgas and Adorna won the gold and Mangrobang silver.READ: Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We came here confident that we can win, because all of this is part of our long-term program that will culminate in the Tokyo 2020,” said Triathlon Association of the Philippines secretary general Tom Carrasco.“If you look at the split times, you will see that they beat the third places by a big margin,” he added. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Nikko Huelgas and John Chicano. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ overwhelming, propulsive force toward triathlon glory came from a long, painstaking program.Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang copped the golds in Southeast Asian Games men’s and women’s event Monday while teammates John Leerams Chicano and Ma. Claire Adorna took the silver medals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more