Ashley Williams is fast and confident. By the time the five-day ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships end on March 19, her name could be on everybody’s lips.Recently, the outgoing Holmwood Technical High School senior won a fine Class One 200-400 metres double at Central Championships, with the promise of more to come.At Central Champs, she first won the 400m in 52.72 seconds. That time would have won the Class One gold medal at Champs last year. She returned to win the 200m in 23.80 seconds.Third in the 2015 Girls’ Champs 400m, she revealed her confidence in a trackside interview. “Ashley Williams right now is not in full shape,” she said pointedly. “This is just a piece of Ashley,” the petite Holmwood student-athlete explained.”Come Champs this year, you’ll see the whole Ashley,” she asserted.Asked what she was working to improve on, she said: “Improving my 400m, because I want to run 51 at Champs.”Sonita Sutherland, Shericka Jackson and Chris-Ann Gordon are the only girls ever to have produced 51-second times over the one-lap distance at Champs. If she achieves her goal, she will extend her school’s tradition in the 400m, as two-time World Junior silver medal winner Sutherland and Gordon both attended Holmwood.CO-FAVOURITEAshley will enter the championships as co-favourite for the 400m if Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) elects to contest the event. The talented STETHS girl is most pundits’ top pick for the Class One 800m and the open 400m hurdles. At the recent Western Championships, Bromfield ran solo to a 400m victory in 52.43.They met on the anchor leg of the 4x400m at the Gibson-McCook Relays. Williams’ Holmwood team triumphed over the previously undefeated STETHS team anchored by Bromfield.Williams finished third in the Champs Class One 400 last year, but those ahead of her Dawnlee Loney and Tiffany James are no longer eligible for Champs.
NACAC Senior Championship 400-metre bronze medallist, Ricardo Chambers, the newly-certified United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Level One coach, says he is happy volunteering at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, but coaching professionally at the Olympics and World Championships remains his ultimate goal. “I feel good as a budding coach. I think with the Level One and with my experience as an Olympian I could get into a big University with Level One, but I want to go as far as possible with having the most knowledge as possible,” he said. “It’s a big achievement for me (USATF Level One) because I am trying to get into coaching after I finish competing. I am preparing myself for the future,” continued Chambers. The 400m athlete said he is happy to volunteer and hone his skills with the Leon High School 400m programme, where they “love and respect me as a Jamaican athlete. “I am not gonna say I have all the knowledge in the required areas. I feel like I am learning and learning fast and spending a lot of time doing research,” he said. “My ultimate goal is to coach professionally, so I start at the high school level and I’m doing volunteer work with some kids and after that I hope to volunteer at some University. But coaching professionally is my ultimate goal,” Chambers outlined in an interview yesterday. Scholarship Recipient Thirty-one-year-old Chambers hails from Trelawny and moved to the United States on a track scholarship at Florida State University (FSU), where he represented the Seminoles, winning a silver medal over 400m at the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships. He also broke the FSU record with 44.71 seconds and is looking to start his coaching exploits as an athlete/coach, while volunteering at Leon High, which is located in the same state. Earlier this year, Chambers, was part of Jamaica’s 4×400 men’s team which missed out on a bronze medal, after clocking 2:58.51 minutes for a disappointing fourth at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The Jamaican is eyeing a successful 2016, however, with the World Indoors and 2016 Rio Olympics, for which he maintains “training is going ahead of the programme”.
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LONDON (AP):There’s an upside to missing out on the Champions League for Liverpool and Chelsea. They have surged into the Premier League’s top-two places while England’s participants in Europe’s elite competition failed to win on their return to domestic duties.With no gruelling midweek European games, Chelsea and Liverpool conserved their energy to produce emphatic domestic victories. A day after Chelsea routed Everton 5-0, Liverpool overwhelmed Watford 6-1 yesterday to move a point ahead of their London title rivals.Manchester City lost top spot after being held by Middlesbrough on Saturday, dropping to third. Arsenal and Tottenham drew 1-1 in the north London derby yesterday before champions Leicester were beaten 2-1 by West Bromwich Albion.”It’s a little physical advantage for sure,” Arsenal manager ArsÈne Wenger said about not playing in the Champions League, which boosts the profits and prestige of participants.Manchester United followed up their 2-1 loss at Fenerbahce in the Europa League by winning 3-1 at Swansea to halt a four-match win-less run in the Premier League.Liverpool occupy top spot for the first time since May 2014 when the team came close to winning the title for the first time since 1990 before a late collapse.Sadio ManÈ, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can scored in the space of 16 first-half minutes to put Watford out of sight. Roberto Firmino, ManÈ and Georginio Wijnaldum added further goals in the second half.Liverpool, which have now scored four or more goals in five league matches this season, is a point in front of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal.PRETTY GOOD TEAM”When I came here (in October 2015), I asked for time and patience and belief,” Liverpool manager J¸ergen Klopp said. “And after 11 match days, everyone’s asking for guarantees and they are not there. The only thing we have is a pretty good football team.”JosÈ Mourinho was forced to watch from the stands as he served a touchline ban, but he will have liked what he saw in south Wales.There was a landmark goal for one of the brashest of players. The first of Zlatan Ibrahimovic¥’s two goals was the 25,000th in the Premier League since the competition’s inception in 1992.Paul Pogba also unleashed a 20-yard volley for his second league goal since joining United in August from Juventus for a world-record fee of €105 million.
Cumberland win 3-2 in five-goal thriller Wolmer’s Boys’ School were crowned the Under-19 high school water polo champions in a thrilling encounter with Campion College on Thursday night. It was a rematch of last year’s final when Campion College came out the winners, but this year the boys from Heroes Circle, led by their captain Orane Garrick, came out with a purpose and remained focused in securing an 8-7 victory. Both schools will renew their rivalry in the Under-16 final next week. Portmore Business House football at semi-final stage Passagefort, Garveymeade clash Wolmer’s are Under-19 water polo champions Defending champions Portsmouth Primary and arch-rivals Naggo Head booked their spots in the semi-finals of the INSPORTS Primary Netball League after commanding wins last Wednesday. Naggo Head trounced Bridgeport 23-3 and Portsmouth clobbered Ascot 21-6. In other games, Belmont Park defeated Greater Portmore 12-6. The other semi-finalists will be known after the playing of a fresh round of matches next week. the semi-finals will be on Friday, December 2, at a venue to be announced. The organisers of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League have postponed the semi-finals which were scheduled for Thursday, November 24, due to the inclement weather. The semi-finals will now be played next Tuesday, November 29. The matchup will see defending champions Waterford against Naggo Head at 10 a.m. while the feature match at 11:30 a.m. will pit Portsmouth against Bridgeport. Both games will be played at the Portsmouth Primary playing field. Waterhouse United remained on top in the Jamaica Domino Council Association’s Premier League after last Sunday’s round of matches. Waterhouse United dismantled Mechanical Strikers 300-251 and surged to the top on 53 points, four points clear of second-place Caribbean Classic (49 points). Third-place Spit Fyah (46 points) failed to show for a game against International and they lost ground on the lead group. In other games, fourth-place Right Stuff (42 points) beat Small Axe 300-264; fifth-place Braeton All Stars (41 points) schooled Memory Lane 300-257; Bull Bay United outclassed Naggo Head 300-296; Jade Strikers defeated 300 Exceptional 300-282; Vintage Pub cut down Soursop tree 300-282. INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football semis postponed Portsmouth, Naggo Head advance to last four Waterhouse on top The INSPORTS/Charles Chocolates-sponsored 5-a-side Portmore Business House Football League has reached its semi-final stage. On December 2, Konnexx will take on Portmore Gas at 7:30 p.m. and Tyre Warehouse tackle Lasco at 8:30 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine. In a game Wednesday night, Wisynco outscored Network Plus 4-2. Calberth Coke scored a double while Norman Bailey and Romario Mitchell notched a goal each for the victors. Kirk Edwards and Everton Thomas were on target for Network Plus. Cumberland scored a 3-2 win over arch-rivals Braeton United in the opening round of the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday. In another game, Westchester clipped Caymanas Gardens 2-1. The league has attracted 10 teams, with the top four advancing to the semi-finals. Tomorrow’s matches: 1 p.m: Southboro vs Waterford – Racing field. 3 p.m: Racing United vs Edgewater at Ascot High. 3 p.m: Daytona vs Three West. Passagefort United and Garveymeade square off in the final preliminary-round game of the MP Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament at the Garveymeade Sports Club in Portmore, St Catherine, tomorrow. Match time 1:30 p.m. The game’s only significance is for ranking for the semi-finals as both teams have already qualified. In last week’s games, Passagefort United jumped to 35 points from 11 matches after they defeated Waterford 250-232; fourth-place Garveymeade (31 points) humbled Rising Sun 250-200: second-place Ken’s Wildflower (35 points) beat Westmeade Rising Star 250-230. The fourth and final semi-finalists, Cumberland (34 points), were idle this round. The semi-finals will be played on Sunday, December 4 and the final Sunday, December 11 at venues to be announced.
TAIPEI – With its outside guns jamming at the wrong time, in the wrong game, Gilas Pilipinas on Wednesday night couldn’t climb out of a deep hole it dug itself in and all but bowed out of the title chase in the Jones Cup Invitational.A night after their championship aspirations got a much-needed shot-in-the-arm from a bitter rival, the Filipinos fired duds practically all night against South Korea and went down, 83-72 that left the Koreans tied for the lead at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“That would have been enough (for us to win),” he went on as Korea nonetheless improved to 4-1 and tied Canada at the top. “We just couldn’t make our shots.”The exact shooting clip that Reyes was looking for was 1-for-26, with only Jio Jalalon making the longPhilippine triple. “Had we made just four, we could have won that game.” Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES The Koreans and the Canadian slug it out in the 1 p.m. contest, with the Philippines taking the floor at 5 p.m. against Iraq.A win by the Koreans would basically leave Chinese Taipei A as the last stumbling block to the championship, with that match to happen on the final day on Sunday.Tournament format calls for the team with the best record to win the title after one round, and the Philippines got the boost it needed on Tuesday night after the Taiwanese clipped the Canadians, 89-86.Hope of winning the title via the backdoor – since the Filipinos got a sound drubbing from the Canadians in the inaugural – was short-lived because of the loss.The scores:SOUTH KOREA 83 – Oh 14, Lee J. 14, Choi 11, Heo 11, Kim SH 8, Lim 6, Lee SH 6, Heo 6, Lee JH 5, Jeon 0, Kim 0.GILAS PILIPINAS 72 – Jalalon 18, Myers 18, Standhardinger 16, Ravena 8, Parks 4, Wright 4, Cruz 2, Pogoy 2, Belo 0, Tomonia 0, Ferrer 0, Jose 0.Quarters: 20-16, 42-37, 66-51, 83-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Jalalon finished with 18 points in just over 13 minutes of work, while Mike Myers had 18 and 17 rebounds despite going 8-for-15 from the free throw line.Next up for the Filipinos is Iraq, and though the title could be well out of reach, Gilas is not expected to slow down one bit with the core of this team being whipped into fierce shape by Reyes for the Southeast Asian Games late next month.Matthew Wright, after shooting at least 14 points in each of the last three victories for the Filipinos, went 0-fot-7 from beyond the arc after making nine in the last two games. He finished with just four points, far from breaching twin digits.The Filipinos trailed big at the start of the second half before making a game out of it, 69-73, heading into the final two minutes after a Myers slam.But Oh Se-keun, a long time member of the Korean national team, hit two straight short stabs that put it out of reach as Korea gathered the momentum it needs going into its critical battle with Canada 150 also on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 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 IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation PBA: Phelps tows Phoenix past Kia LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments “We shot, what, 1-for-65 from three-point range? You can’t beat a quality team like Korea by shooting that way,” coach Chot Reyes said, though there was very little trace of bitterness on his part after the Filipinos lost for the first time in the last four nights for 3-2 overall.“I thought we played a terrific game. The effort that the players gave out was incredible,” he said. “And we held that (Korean) team to 83, a lot of them off free throws at garbage time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend GALLERY: ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I didn’t come from a rich family. We had no money.“And now living in all these lavish houses and property around the world, it’s my choice. It’s something that I’ve worked for.”Tomic was axed by his racquet sponsor just hours after his Wimbledon fine, deeming his behavior unacceptable.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Australia’s Bernard Tomic. AFP FILE PHOTOAustralian star Bernard Tomic admits he is playing tennis just for the money and says he has no love for a game that has earned him millions.In a frank Australian television interview, the 24-year-old told his fans to stay at home rather than paying to watch him play if they were opposed to his polarising on-court antics.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “Don’t come,” Tomic said late Sunday. “Just watch on TV, you don’t have to pay anything.”Tomic, who was slugged with a US$15,000 fine after he claimed he was “bored” during his lacklustre first round defeat at Wimbledon last month, said he oscillates between full commitment and apathy on court.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’“Throughout my career I’ve given 100 percent. I’ve given also 30 percent. But if you balance it out, I think all my career’s been around 50 percent,” Tomic, who has slid down the rankings to 73 from a career-high 17, said in the interview.“I haven’t really tried, and (still) achieved all this. So it’s just amazing what I’ve done.” MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Asked to provide advice to aspiring tennis players he was blunt.“Don’t play tennis. Do something you love and enjoy, because it’s a grind, and it’s a tough, tough, tough life. My position, I’m trapped. I have to do it,” he said.“Tennis chose me. It’s something I never fell in love with. You know, I like it.”Tomic also stood by his inflammatory comments after being controversially eliminated at Wimbledon by German Mischa Zverev.“I don’t regret what I said. That’s why I said it — to piss a few people off,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University used a strong finishing kick to down Racal Motors, 88-77, and advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Racal closing in, 70-68 with seven minutes to play, the Scorpions staged a killer 18-4 blast powered by Rod Ebondo, JK Casiño, and Orlan Wamar to pull away and take the decisive 88-72 lead with 1:29 remaining to book their sixth win and clinch a spot in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 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 Rian Ayonayon wrapped up the disappointing campaign for Racal (3-7) with 12 points and six rebounds, while Allan Mangahas got 10 markers and three assists in the loss.The Scores:CEU 88 – Ebondo 22, Aquino 12, Wamar 12, Casiño 11, Guinitaran 9, Jeruta 8, Uri 6, Cruz 4, Arim 2, Manlangit 2, Baconcon 0, Intic 0.RACAL MOTORS 77 – Ayonayon 12, Mangahas 10, Apreku 9, Cabrera 9, Cortes 9, Ortuoste 8, Pontejos 6, Tallo 5, Capacio 4, Lozada 3, Faundo 2, Gomez 0, Grimaldo 0.Quarters: 21-23, 41-44, 63-58, 88-77.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Nambatac shines late as Letran topples Arellano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I’m very thankful for my players that they followed our game plan. I just told them to take this as their chance to experience the pressure of being in the playoffs,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU can still rise up to as high as the fourth-seed and enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals if Batangas loses to league leading Flying V, which is still being played as of posting time.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 Congolese Ebondo poured 22 points and 19 rebounds, Wamar added 12 markers, five of which coming in the payoff period, while Casiño got 11 points and two boards.Art Aquino also chimed in 12 markers and three rebounds to close the Scorpions’ elimination campaign with a 6-4 record. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
“The emotions were high when it was 5-2,” she said. “I wanted to close it so much.”‘Unbelievable’ for StephensSpanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta advanced to his second Grand Slam quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Shapovalov.The Canadian would have been the youngest Slam quarter-finalist since Michael Chang at the 1990 French Open, youngest US Open quarter-finalist since Andre Agassi in 1988 and first US Open qualifier in the last eight since Gilles Muller in 2008.“The biggest lesson is that I’m able to compete with these guys,” Shapovalov said. “I still think I have a lot of work to do.”Stephens, who was a 2013 Australian Open semi-finalist, missed 11 months with a foot injury that required surgery in January and returned only at Wimbledon, but has won 12 of her past 14 matches for her deepest US Open run in six tries.“I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better comeback,” Stephens said. “Making it to the quarter-finals here is unbelievable.”Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams, the US ninth seed seeking her eighth Grand Slam title and third US Open crown, was to meet Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a quarter-final spot.Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, the third seed from Spain and leader in a fight for world number one, also was to face Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova later.‘I just play perfect’Carreno Busta, the first player in Grand Slam history to face four qualifiers, has not dropped a set at the tournament.In a draw half assured of producing a first-time Slam finalist, he has a Tuesday quarter-final against either French 16th seed Lucas Pouille or Argentine 29th seed Diego Schwartzman. LATEST STORIES Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include the 2006 US Open, made 51 unforced errors to only 14 by Sevastova, whose 21 winners were half the 30-year-old Russian star’s total at Arthur Ashe Stadium.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running for every ball,” Sevastova said. “The third set could have gone either way.”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’Sevastova matched her best Slam run from last year’s US Open while 146th-ranked Sharapova served notice her game remains formidable, having defeated second-ranked Simona Halep in her dramatic opener on the New York hardcourts.Sharapova tested positive for the banned blood booster meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and only returned from her suspension in April. 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AFPNEW YORK, United States — Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam comeback after a 15-month doping ban ended in defeat Sunday at the US Open, as did the dream run of Canadian 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov.Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallied to eliminate former world number one Sharapova 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and book a quarter-final berth against American Sloane Stephens, who ousted Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carreno Busta won his third career ATP title in May on Estoril clay then reached his first Slam quarter-final at the French Open, where he retired against Rafael Nadal with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Wimbledon.Shapovalov’s bid collapsed thanks to going 3-of-13 on break points and making 55 unforced errors against 54 winners, Carreno Busta with 25 winners against 29 unforced errors.“At the beginning I was a little bit discouraged, maybe nervous,” Carreno Busta said. “In the tie-breaks I just played perfect. It was an amazing victory for me.”Later men’s matches pitted South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson against Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi and German 23rd seed Mischa Zverev against US 17th seed Sam Querrey. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu She was snubbed for a French Open wildcard, missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury but received a wildcard for the US Open despite only one hardcourt tuneup match due to a left forearm injury.Sharapova blasted a backhand down-the-line winner to break for a 3-1 edge. Sevastova broke back in the seventh game but Sharapova broke again in the last, taking the first set after 27 minutes with a forehand crosscourt winner.But Sharapova hit a forehand wide to surrender a break to put the Latvian ahead 2-1 in the second set and Sevastova held from there, aided by Sharapova’s 16-2 edge in unforced errors in the set.Sharapova double faulted to hand Sevastova a break to open the final set and the Latvian broke again at love for a 3-0 lead.Sharapova then had a blistered right middle finger taped by a trainer and immediately broke back and held. But Sevastova held at love, broke again and took the match on a service winner.ADVERTISEMENT 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
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We’re moving heaven and earth to secure their visas,” said coach Chot Reyes. “That’s the reason we have 12 players and two alternates.”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 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChooks-to-Go Pilipinas is doing everything to secure visas for American import Isaiah Austin and Congolese standout Rod Ebondo so they can suit up for the country in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup starting Friday in Chenzhou, China.On the eve of the team’s departure, Austin, a 7-foot-1 star from Baylor, and Ebondo, the wiry forward of CEU, are still unsure if they can play in the event.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Adelaide Byrd must’ve judged a footrace View comments