DAY 1 5:30 a.m. W Shot Put Heptathlon 5:35 a.m. M 400 Metres Hurdles Heats 5:40 a.m. M Pole Vault Qualification 6:10 a.m. W Triple Jump Qualification 6:20 a.m. M 100 Metres Heats 7:05 a.m. W Shot Put Final 7:15 a.m. W 200 Metres Heptathlon 7:50 a.m. M 10,000 Metres Final MORNING SESSION 6:35 p.m. (AUG 21) M Marathon Final 8:00 p.m. (AUG 21) W 100 Metres Hurdles Heptathlon 8:30 p.m. (AUG 21) M Hammer Throw Qualification Group A 9:10 p.m. (AUG 21) W Shot Put Qualification 9:20 p.m. (AUG 21) W High Jump Heptathlon 9:25 p.m. (AUG 21) M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats 9:55 p.m. (AUG 21) M Hammer Throw Qualification Group B 10:15 p.m. (AUG 21) W 1500 Metres Heats 10:50 p.m. (AUG 21) M 800 Metres Heats 11:40 p.m. (AUG 21) M 100 Metres Preliminary Round AFTERNOON SESSION
P W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 3 3 0 0 8 0 8 92. Leicester City 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 73. Liverpool 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 74. Man United 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 75. Crystal Palace 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 66. Swansea City 3 1 2 0 5 3 2 57. Everton 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 48. Norwich City 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 49. Arsenal 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 410. Chelsea 3 1 1 1 5 7 -2 411. West Ham 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 312. Watford 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 313. Bournemouth 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 314. Aston Villa 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 315. Tottenham 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 216. Stoke City 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 217. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 218. Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 219. Sunderland 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 120. West Brom 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
Past the finishing postWeather: Fine Track: GoodRace 1 1600 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)* 1. SIR SOUTH AndrePowell4 50.52. UNBREAKABLE OWalker 54.0 3 1/2L3. ALEXANDER VNajair 53.0 9L4. STEPPING RAZOR WHenry 52.0 1/2LWIN: $105.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.0, 1:12.0,Winner: 7yo b horse – STORM CRAFT out of LADY LYDIA by PRIVATE INTERVIEWTrainer: ATKINSON (JR),CLIFFORD C Owner: CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (JR)Quinella: (3,6) $394.00 Exacta: (6-3) $642.00Trifecta: (6-3-5) $1,233.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. SOUND OF MIRACLE RHalledeen 53.02. EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS JInnis4 49.0 6L3. ROYAL GIRL WHenry 52.0 Head4. ROVING STAR AGray4 50.5 NeckWIN: $592.00PLACE: $217.00, $106.00, $166.00Final Time: 1:01.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner: 4yo gr filly – MIRACLE MAN out of FIORD by EXOTIC TRAVELERTrainer: TODD,STEVEN M Owner : STEVEN M TODDQuinella: (2,8) $705.00 Exacta : (8-2) $2,216.00D/E: (6-8) $1,216.00Superfecta: (8-2-4-6) $26,397.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT* 1. MY COMPANION SEllis 53.0 61.002. GIRLY GIRLY LINKS SMuir 52.5 3L3. MR. DOITBETTA OWalker 54.0 3 1/2L4. MASTER ADAM AndrePowell4 53.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #7 CASPERWIN: $61.00Final Time: 1:00.3 Splits: 22.4, 46.0, ,Winner: 2yo b gelding – MARKET RALLY out of GETYOURGUNSANNIE by DEMALOOT DEMASHOOTTrainer: AZAN,RICHARD NOwner: MILADE AZAN & RICHARD AZAN & WILBERT BAGWANDEEN & GRAHAM BROWNQuinella: (3,6) $92.00 Exacta: (3-6) $135.00D/E: (8-3) $745.00Trifecta: (3-6-4) $78.00Rolling Triple: (6-8-3) $1,882.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)* 1. BATTLE SONG WHenry 53.02. LITTLE TUFF MAN JErwin 55.0 1 1/4L3. GRAND TRAIN LSteadman4 52.0 5 1/2L4. RUNNER RUNNER SEllis 53.0 3/4LLate scratch: #7 CIGARETTEINTHERAINWIN: $101.00PLACE: $65.00, $83.00, $98.00Final Time: 1:01.1 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner: 4yo b filly – OUTRIGGER out of SAILING by SAILOR’S WARNINGTrainer: WILLIAMS,VICTOR G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSQuinella: (2,5) $462.00 Exacta : (5-2) $450.00D/E: (3-5) $147.00Superfecta: (5-2-3-1) $1,524.00Rolling Triple: (8-3-5) $2,225.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO & UP(NW4)1. LOVETTA JONES SEllis 53.0 256.00 179.002. EL NUMERO UNO OMullings 54.0 1 1/2L 397.003. TIMEFORACAT OWalker 53.0 1 3/4L 335.004. ROCKETEER LSteadman4 52.0 1/2LWIN: $256.00PLACE: $179.00, $397.00, $335.00Final Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.1, 47.3, ,Winner: 7yo b mare – OUTRIGGER out of PRINCESS GOODHEART by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer: JAGHAI,HOWARD K Owner: HARRY A JAGHAIQuinella: (1,3) $3,159.00 Exacta: (3-1) $7,936.00D/E : (5-3) $1,815.00Trifecta : (3-1-7) $16,270.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. FIERY PATH DBadaloo 54.02. ALYCINTH RLunan 53.0 2 1/4L* 3. QUEENOFSAINTROSE SMuir 52.5 8L4. PRINCESS STATISTIC DAThomas 52.0 7 1/2L5. ROSY PARKS OWhite 52.0 1 1/2L6. JET LEE AndreePowell4 50.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #1 STERRI’S CHOICEWIN: $159.00PLACE: $54.00, $57.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:21.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.1, 1:14.0,Winner : 3yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL out of MINERVA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : SOMORA CLARKEQuinella : (2,9) $346.00 Exacta : (2-9) $759.00D/E : (3-2) $1,979.00Trifecta : (2-9-6) $246.00Hit-6 : (2-9-6-7-10-) $18,551.00Rolling Triple : (5-3-2) $6,192.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO-REST.STAKESTHE NASATOL TROPHY1. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 53.0* 2. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 54.0 1 1/2L3. BRAWN OWalker 56.0 1 3/4L4. DWAYNE STAR PFrancis 51.0 1/2L5. STORMING MWard4 47.0 1 1/2LWIN: $130.00PLACE: $62.00, $66.00, $118.00Final Time: 0:57.4 Splits: 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner: 3yo filly – FLOWER ALLEY out of CUZ YOU NEVER KNOW byTrainer: PARSARD,HARRY Owner: HARRY PARSARDQuinella: (1,11) $141.00 Exacta: (11-1) $324.00D/E: (2-11) $437.00Trifecta: (11-1-8) $529.00Hi-5: (11-1-8-7-9) $17,006.50Rolling Triple: (3-2-11) $7,596.00Super-6: (8-3-5-3-2-11) $55,428.40Race 8 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. MIRACLE STAR WHenry 51.0* 2. ROYAL VIBES RHalledeen 53.0 Neck3. BLACK THORN BBell 51.0 4 1/2L4. RAGING PROSPECT OEdwards4 50.0 2LWIN: $168.00PLACE: $64.00, $93.00, $232.00Final Time: 1:39.4 Splits : 24.1, 46.4, 1:12.1,Winner: 6yo ch horse – MIRACLE MAN out of IRISH STAR by IRISH QUESTTrainer: CHANG,PATRICK A Owner : JOSEPH & PETER-JOHN RHODENQuinella: (1,2) $208.00 Exacta: (1-2) $496.00D/E: (11-1) $519.00Trifecta: (1-2-4) $2,102.00Rolling Triple: (2-11-1) $5,344.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $500,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW31. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.02. POCKET MONEY OWalker 55.0 1 1/2L3. VERONICA B SEllis 52.0 3 1/2L4. AWESOME MARQUE JErwin 56.0 1/2L5. SMART BIDDER LSteadman4 51.5 Sh.HeadLate scratch: #9 SINK THE BISMARCKWIN: $213.00PLACE: $102.00, $232.00, $155.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner: 6yo ch mare – DEPUTY’S REPORT out of EXCHANGE ONLY by MAVERICKTrainer: WILLIAMS,VICTOR G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSQuinella: (4,6) $1,013.00 Exacta: (6-4) $2,945.00D/E: (1-6) $1,037.00Trifecta: (6-4-10) $3,300.00Hi-5: (6-4-10-5-2) $49,271.00Rolling Triple: (11-1-6) $2,674.00Pick-4: (2-11-1-6) $12,916.00Super-6: (5-3-2-11-1-6) $157,765.80Pick-9: (6-8-3-5-3-2) $12,659.50 (6-8-3-5-3-2-11-1-6) $314.00 Carry-over: $1,606,718.40
WESTERN BUREAU: Known for producing prodigious talent in football, netball, cricket, and track and field, Jamaica could one day become a world beater in baseball. Yes, that great American pastime could take root in the land of wood and water if former San Francisco Giants baseball player Andrew Dixon has anything to do with it. Dixon recently told The Gleaner of his intention to kickstart a national youth baseball league in Jamaica. With plans well advanced, Dixon has earmarked the league to commence by the end of January 2016. Games will be played in Kingston and Portmore, as well as in the western end of the island. When contacted, the Jamaica-born outfielder said that the league, the first of its kind, is being organised in partnership with the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA). He explained that the groundwork is currently being done, with some 12 teams already signed up to participate. “It’s looking good because in December I brought some uniforms down,” said Dixon, adding that he is back home in the USA gathering some equipment to send to Jamaica in time to start the league. “In June, I want to bring down some teams from the US, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. By then, our youths would be playing the sport so we can pick an all-star team for Jamaica and let them play against the foreigners,” he further outlined. Dixon has also accepted a coaching position to teach the game for a few months at G.C. Foster College. MORE EXPOSURE He noted that he will be organising a number of baseball clinics at Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Montego Bay, and in other parts of the island as his dream is to see baseball become a major sport in Jamaica. “Right now, western Jamaica has some of the best baseball guys, but they are not getting the exposure. The attention is in the Kingston and Portmore areas,” the 51-year-old remarked. “If we can open up and bring baseball throughout the island, then kids out here will get more exposure and develop a new career path,” added Dixon. Apart from working with the Jamaica Baseball Association, Dixon stated that he has several partners in Westmoreland, who are excited and willing to ensure the promotion of the sport in western Jamaica. He is also calling on corporate Jamaica to get on board and make the dream happen. Dixon, who has been running a number of low-key baseball clinics and camps in some western-based communities in recent years, namely, Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Darliston and Little London in Westmorland, has also tried launching the sport in Kingston. Dixon left the San Francisco Giants in 1991, then had a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played professional baseball in Mexico and Venezuela.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Under-fire West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron has pushed back on recent widespread criticism of his leadership and says he has always acted in the best interest of West Indies cricket.Cameron, who was elected to the top post three years ago, and who successfully gained re-election last year, said much of the criticism he had received was “absurd” and argued that he would be eventually vindicated by history.The Jamaican has been fending off criticism ever since captain Darren Sammy, during a post-match interview, blasted the WICB for “disrespecting” the players after West Indies won the Twenty20 World Cup in India last Sunday.”I am not here to destroy the game. We just won three World titles and the feeling is I want to mash it up,” Cameron told the Nation newspaper here.”I can’t believe some of the criticism I am receiving. It is absurd. My heart is with the Caribbean 100 per cent. I am a Caribbean man. I am for the good of West Indies cricket.”Cameron’s tenure has been embroiled in controversy ever since the West Indies one-day side controversially walked off the tour of India over a pay dispute with the board and players union, WIPA.INSUFFICIENT ACTIONCameron copped blame for not doing enough to solve the dispute, and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) subsequently said it held the WICB responsible.St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said Cameron had “embarrassed us before the world” and called on him to step down.Cameron also came in for criticism for his controversial tweet regarding superstar opener Chris Gayle’s form during last year’s World Cup and again found himself in trouble on the online social network, Twitter, last week when he appeared to lash out at Sammy for his post-match criticism of the board.Cameron argued that his most recent tweet had been misunderstood.”I have had a lot of criticism about a tweet that has gone on my timeline. Go to my timeline and look,” he said.”There are motivational tweets on my timeline every day. Why could someone not have used that tweet to say I was saying to Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels, ‘Do not let the critics get to you’.”I have also tweeted to Darren Sammy and Stafanie Taylor, wishing them luck. History will be kind to me. I will be vindicated.”
Two years ago, Jamalco FC narrowly missed out on a historic berth in the Red Stripe Premier League football competition. Now, two years later, the Clarendon-based team is back and firmly on course for a spot this time around. Back then, Jamalco ended the play-offs on 10 points but were edged on goal difference by Reno FC. They currently have maximum six points from two games in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Charley’s JB Rum Red Stripe Premier League play-offs series. However, head coach Rayon Johnson, who guided the club in 2014 is fully aware that his team needs another four points from four games in order to make the step up to the nation’s highest league. “What we looked at is how we had approached the 2014 play-offs series. We didn’t win any game on the road and that was our downfall,” Johnson reflected. “This season, the plan is to win at least two games on the road in addition to wins in the home games. And, that would see us through to the 2016-17 Premier League,” he told The Gleaner yesterday. After winning on the road against Brazil FC, 1-0, on Sunday, the Jamalco team followed through with a similar score line against Granville United FC at home at the Wembley Centre of Excellence field in Clarendon on Wednesday. “The players are putting in the work. However, we need to convert the chances as we have not conceded any goal,” Johnson informed. Looking ahead, he said: “If we win the three games in the first round, we would need at least another point to be safe.” Jamalco provides funding for the team and the coach says that they are doing a wonderful job. “The bauxite company is fully involved. They really want the team to step up to the Premier League,” he disclosed. The team’s involved in the play-offs are South Central Confederation Super League champions, Jamalco; the Eastern Confederation winners, Brazil FC; the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Super League champions, Maverley/Hughenden FC and the Western Confederation winners, Granville United FC. At the completion of the home and away series, the top two teams on points will qualify for the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League. Jamalco lead on six points, ahead of Maverley/Hughenden (4), Brazil (1) and Granville, who are rooted at the bottom without a point. The series continues next Sunday with Maverley.Hughenden hosting Jamalco at Maverley Complex and Granville against Brazil at Granville Community Centre in St James.
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Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Tamaraws, who forged a rubber match with an 80-67 win on Sunday, looked poised to pull off a stunning upset when Jasper Parker gave FEU a 75-72 lead late in regulation, before Isaac Go’s triple sent the game to overtime and Matt Nieto helped get the job done for the Eagles.“I have to give credit to FEU,” said Go. “It was a 7-7 team but played better than its record.”“What we really wanted them to do in the last three games was to know how it is to play possession by possession,” said Racela. “That’s how you win games.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From almost missing out on the Final Four to being one defensive stop away from making the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Serbian lifts Iriga past UST That’s the path Far Eastern U took the past couple of weeks, which was enough for rookie coach Olsen Racela to get excited heading to next season.Ron Dennison, Jojo Trinidad and Prince Orizu won’t be around by then as they are set to graduate by the end of the school year, but Racela feels his team has grown so rapidly the past two games that they’ll still contend next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“We were one stop away from making it to the Finals but the loss doesn’t define us,” said Racela after the Tamaraws dropped an 84-88 overtime decision to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their do-or-die clash on Wednesday.“I’m just proud the way we grew this season and I am really looking forward next year,” added Racela, who replaced younger brother, Nash, at the helm late last year. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kia may not have the most star-studded of lineups in the PBA, but the Picanto have a sheer force of will to rely on.“We’re realistic in knowing that we may not have top tier guys but what we have are the hardest workers in this league and I can attest to that hard work,” said Gavina. “We’re envisioning our team to be highly-disciplined and to be defensive-minded.”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 folkGavina hopes that their sheer level of hard work would be able to make up for their lack of talent.“We cannot be normal, our effort and activity level has to be in an extraordinary pace in order to overcome the discrepancy in the level of talent with other teams.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Season 43 Preview: Pressure to dominate still fuels San Miguel LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Head Coach: Chris GavinaKey Players: Reden Celda, Glenn Khobuntin, Jackson CorpuzKey Additions: Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Jon GabrielKey Losses: LA Revilla, Jason BallesterosADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And supplementing that pure will to win, and unadulterated potential hustle, is the influx of a championship mentality from former San Miguel Beermen JayR Reyes and Ronald Tubid.The two, together with Rashawn McCarthy, were acquired days before the 2017 Draft wherein the Picanto gave up the no.1 pick that turned out to be ABL standout Christian Standhardinger.Gavina hopes the former Beermen’s presence alone would be an enough influence to uplift the team’s mentality after suffering in the scourge of last year’s Philippine Cup when Kia, then known as Mahindra Enforcer, finished 3-8.“The San Miguel guys that came over brought tremendous character and that championship experience is invaluable to our younger guys,” said Gavina.“They can teach them how to get to that championship level, the ability to relay that championship focus and effort in practice will be of great help to us.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina