TUESDAY’S MEETING FIXING PROBLEMS “You have some people in their office pushing to start a (certain) team and asking why is a player playing or not playing. They don’t know if the player attended training or if he was late. I came in a situation where players are not coming to training, players coming to training late, coming to training drunk, players having injuries and not going to the physio, all these things I try to fix. “I tried to teach them how to be a professional as this is the closest some will come to professionalism, and that is what I was trying to bring to Waterhouse. For them to respect the game and treat it as if their lives depends on it,” Young added. He revealed that following the defeat to Tivoli on Sunday, a meeting was arranged between himself and Vidal, who wanted Donovan Duckie to assist him for the remainder of the season. However, he flatly refused the proposal, and following another meeting with other stakeholders, he decided that they should part ways. “Sunday, after the (Tivoli) game, the president called and said he had a proposal for me. So we met at Jojo’s and he told me he had no problem with my coaching and that I knew what I am doing, but noted that we are not getting the results and asked if I could bring in (Donovan) Duckie to be my assistant. “On Monday, I got an email from the treasurer, (Ainsley) Smeikle, saying the warm-up was poor and that too many old players were in the team. That email was accompanied by another from the manager, Conrad Byfield, agreeing with the treasurer and bashing the players, which I resented. After just one win in nine matches, Waterhouse and former national striker-turned coach, Paul Young, parted ways by mutual consent on Wednesday. The former Waterhouse coach, however, defended his time in charge at the Drewsland club and shared that he walked away following a proposal from the club’s president Fitzroy Vidal to take on Donovan Duckie as an assistant for the rest of the season. Young also accused players of not being professional enough and club administrators of trying to influence team selection. He was very disappointed at leaving the club as he believed they were on the right path.. “At the first staff meeting, I told them we needed to be united on and off the field and that was the only way. But we have members trying to influence who play, when they play and why they play. But the only person I listen to when it comes to team selection is my assistant Shavar (Thomas), and they didn’t take lightly to that,” he explained. “Tuesday after training, I saw the president, vice-president, treasurer, manager, gen-sec, and me and my assistant went in a the meeting, which was chaired by the president. He came with the same (Duckie) story and my response was the same. I told him that the reason why we were here is because some people wanted to influence who play, and I don’t go for that,” he revealed. “They knew that I wouldn’t go for it though, so maybe they wanted to fire me, but never knew how,” he added. Although disappointed, Young said he always knew it was going to be a tough job and wished the Drewsland team the best in their fight to avoid the drop.
Top Class A to E juniors/sub juniors, ladies and hunter class shooters will be locked in an exciting battle for honours at the Spectrum Sporting Clays, which takes centre stage at the Knolford Polo Ranch, located in Riversdale in St Catherine, today.The day’s proceedings will commence with an 8:30 to 10 a.m. registration, while the eagerly anticipated shotgun start will happen at 10:30 a.m.The event is named after title sponsors Spectrum Systems Limited, and will see prizes being awarded to the winners in the various categories.The entry fee will be $1,000 for all categories of shooters except ladies and juniors.Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, believes today’s shoot will provide fun and excitement and a family atmosphere for shooters, guests and spectators alike.COMPETITIVE COURSEHe expects to see more than 120 shooters and has predicted that there will be good competition, friendly and intense rivalries on what is a competitive course.Lunch will be on sale at the venue. Today’s event is being sponsored by Spectrum Systems Limited, Rum-Bar Rum, WATA, Kingston Industrial Garage with its brands Subaru, Jeep and Ford.
No other Jamaican qualified, with Peter Matthews finishing eighth in his heat in 45.42, while Javon Francis was fourth in 44.77. It was a result that left McDonald extremely disappointed and puzzled. “I have to go back home and really train hard and think about this semi-final. Jamaica hasn’t had a good quarter-miler in the final for a few years, so I have to go and work on that,” said McDonald. “The plan was to get to the first 300m, but I just couldn’t get there. I’m not sure what’s wrong with my body, I tried to push it,” added McDonald. “It was a poor race for me. There was no energy. “It looks like it (national record) took a lot out of me, especially with the time we had to recover,” he said. “The race could have been better, but I don’t know what I did wrong in the race. I just felt tired. “It was a good competition. Everyone came to do their best, but I’m not pleased with my time. It was a poor performance,” said McDonald. The youngster will now turn his attention to the 4x400m relays, which starts on Saturday. disappointed BEIJING, China: Jamaican quarter-miler, Rusheen McDonald, admitted that his 43.93 national record run in the heats a day earlier may have contributed to his poor showing in the 400m semi-final round, as he failed to advance to the final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. McDonald posted his fifth sub-45 seconds time this year, 44.86, but still only managed a sixth place finish in his semi-final, a day after smashing Jamaica’s national record with a brilliant 43.93 seconds run in his heat. The result meant that the MVP Track Club athlete would not realise his ambitions of becoming the first Jamaican to qualify for a men’s 400m final at the World Championships or Olympics since Jermaine Gonzales finished fourth at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in 2011. The semi-final was won by Isaac Makwala, who clocked 44.11, with Yousef Masrahi, 44.40 and Rabah Yousif, 44.54, finishing second and third, respectively.
When Leicester City won the English Premier League title last season, fans of big-name clubs groaned. Now the groans are louder. Though Leicester are struggling to defend their league title, the team captained by Jamaican Wes Morgan has safely emerged from the first round of the UEFA Champions League. Fans would use the ‘minnows’ label to describe the current champions of England. Morgan’s team barely escaped relegation from the Premiership at the end of the 2014-2015 season. Twelve months later, these new Blues were champions. Now, Morgan and his teammates are writing another brilliant chapter in the club’s history. Early in the Champions League campaign, Leicester City became the only English club to win their first three matches in the flagship of European competition. That’s staggering given the success other English teams have had in Europe in the past. With a 2-1 win over Club Brugge early this week, Leicester City have qualified for the knock-out stage with a game to spare. Discarded by Chelsea in 2004, coach Claudio Ranieri has organised his Leicester City team so well that it has survived a Jamie Vardy scoring drought to advance. Prolific last season with 24 strikes in the league, Vardy returned to the scoresheet with a diving header for England in a 2-2 day against Spain recently. If that breakthrough heralds a new flood of goals for the 29-year-old, Leicester could be headed upward in the Premiership and onward in Europe. That’s an aside. The real story is inspiring for sporting hopefuls everywhere. It’s still remarkable that little Leicester City could outplay big-money outfits like Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United in England. It’s even more remarkable that now football fans have to include Leicester City in their list of teams already through to the Champions League knockout stage. That list includes the star-studded Real Madrid aggregation. That’s no easy achievement. Ask Tottenham Hotspurs. Hamstrung by the injuries suffered by their own prolific scorer Harry Kane, Spurs’ fans have seen their team shuffled out of the Champions League and into the subordinate Europa League. For the record, that’s where Manchester United are also playing. Liverpool, the most successful English club of all time in the Champions League or the European Cup, as it used to be known, didn’t qualify for Europe at all. FANS CAN DREAM No one is proposing that Leicester City will soon overtake Liverpool’s record of five wins in Europe’s top club tournament, but fans of the Blues can dream. Critics will say former European champion Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen, Leicester’s rivals in the first round group G, aren’t big teams. They can say that, but no one thought Morgan and company would even be in the same stadium with them at this time last season. It’s a dream come true. Now, little teams and newcomers have Leicester as a model of hope. Success is possible without super deep pockets. It is possible if shrewd management is matched by on-field desire. It won’t happen everyday. After all, there is something to be said for tradition and financial clout, but Leicester nevertheless overcame all of that to win the league last year and have continued with a fine 2016 European campaign. A year ago, no sports fan outside of that English city would recognise Morgan, Vardy or magical midfielder Riyad Mahrez if they met in the street. Should the good times keep coming for Leicester City on the field of play, some of them may even become household names. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980.
Anderson admits that she was a bit nervous in early season as she saw what her rivals did a year ago and was going up against them for the first time. “Coming into Class Two, I knew it was going to be very difficult because both Freeman and Allison are very good hurdlers, but after beating them both this season, I am now over that, and I am confident knowing that there is no more fear,” she said. Anderson will also start favourite to win the 200 metres. She has registered the fastest time among her peers so far after clocking 24.30 seconds at the Central Championships and is confident that she will win double gold. Freeman is her main rival in both events. “Daszay (Freeman) is a great competitor, and I see her as my main danger. I will be hoping to get a good start to ensure I am successful in both events,” she concluded. – R.G. A BIT NERVOUS A year after her record-breaking performance in the Class Three 80 metres hurdles, Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson will be looking to continue that fine form when she steps up in class at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships next week. Anderson, who also won the long jump last year, has dropped the field event and will instead compete in the 200 metres. The 16-year-old has been in terrific form so far this season, and after losing in her first attempt in the Class Two 100m hurdles at the Wint-McKenley meet, she has been on fire since. Twice this season she has gone under the Class Two Champs record of 13.38 seconds with times of 13.18 and 13.21 at the Youngster Goldsmith meet and at the Carifta Trials, respectively. These are the two fastest times at the World Youth level this year. Anderson has also beaten last year’s Class Two winner, Manchester High’s Daszay Freeman, and the bronze medallist Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical. She expects to go even faster at Champs. “I am very confident of going much faster as I think I am in 13.1 shape, and with the expected competition from my main rivals, I know this will push me for a fast time,” she said.
Raymundo’s addition to coaching staff ‘big boost’ for Letran Ball looked fine Wednesday while playing against a Philadelphia team playing without Markelle Fultz, the player drafted before Ball who is sitting out with an ankle injury.The point guard from UCLA scored 28 points in the second half, but the Lakers couldn’t get him the ball on an inbounds pass trailing by one. Instead, Ivaca Zubac got free and was fouled with 4.6 seconds left, making both free throws to give the No. 15 seeds the lead for good.Furkan Korkmaz scored 19 for the No. 18 76ers (1-3).The tournament began Wednesday with eight games, featuring the Nos. 9-24 seeds. The top eight seeds earned byes into the second round Thursday.In other action:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments The No. 2 overall draft pick came back from a one-game absence — and did so wearing Nike Kobe AD sneakers instead of a pair from the line that his father, LaVar, is marketing for $495 a pair. Then he brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit to claim a spot in the round of 16 on Thursday against No. 2 seed Cleveland.Asked why he changed sneakers, Ball said it was “Mamba mentality,” referring to Kobe Bryant’s nickname.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’“Just thought I’d switch it up,” Ball added. “Wore them tonight. It’s good when you can wear whatever you want.”Ball was having an up-and-down start to his pro career in Las Vegas. He was 2 for 15 from the field in an opening loss, responded with a triple-double in another loss, then sat out the third game with a sore groin as critics said he was avoiding having to face No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox in that game against Sacramento. WARRIORS 77, TIMBERWOLVES 69Patrick McCaw scored 26 points, Jordan Bell had another big defensive effort and the Warriors won their opening game of the tournament stage.After losing all three games of the preliminary round, the 22nd-seeded Warriors avenged a loss to the Timberwolves in the sudden-death second overtime a night earlier and advanced to a second-round game against No. 6 Boston, which is 3-0 in Las Vegas.McCaw, a UNLV product who started for the eventual NBA champions in the first round while Kevin Durant was injured, was 10 for 16 from the field back on his college campus.Bell, a second-round pick from Oregon whose rights were acquired by the Warriors, had six points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots. He had 11 rebounds and six blocks in the final preliminary game.C.J. Williams, who hit the winning basket in that matchup, topped the No. 11 Timberwolves with 19 points.SUNS 97, JAZZ 81No. 4 pick Josh Jackson had 21 points and 15 rebounds to power 13th-seeded Phoenix into a round of 16 matchup with unbeaten Memphis.Dragan Bender and Mike James each added 18 points for the Suns (2-2), who will meet the fourth-seeded Grizzlies on Thursday.Utah rested rookie Donovan Mitchell a night after his 37-point performance and fell to 0-4. Eric Griffin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 20 seed.KINGS 69, BUCKS 65 MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend FILE – In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, July 12 so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Skal Labissiere had 19 points and nine rebounds, Georgios Papagiannis added 17 points and 13 boards, and short-handed Sacramento advanced with its first victory.All-Rookie selection Buddy Hield and No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox sat out, then college player of the year Frank Mason left after 4 minutes with an apparent ankle injury. But rookie Justin Jackson from North Carolina shook off a 2-for-14 night from the field to make two free throws with the game tied at 65 with 13.2 seconds remaining, and the No. 19 Kings (1-3) moved on to a meeting with unbeaten and third-seeded Dallas.Rashad Vaughn and Sterling Brown scored 12 points apiece for the No. 14 Bucks (1-3).PELICANS 105, HAWKS 95Quinn Cook had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds as New Orleans picked up its first victory after three losses.Cheick Diallo and Jalen Jones each added 21 points for the No. 24 seeds, who advance to face No. 8 San Antonio.John Collins had 25 points and nine rebounds for ninth-seeded Atlanta (2-2).NUGGETS 87, ROCKETS 81Torrey Craig had 27 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Denver to its first victory and a spot in the second round.The Nuggets, who had dropped their first three games and are seeded 23rd, will meet the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Troy Williams and Chris Johnson each scored 20 points for the No. 10 Rockets (2-2).HEAT 89, WIZARDS 88Justin Robinson made a go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds remaining to send No. 12 Miami into a second-round matchup with the unbeaten and fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.Robinson scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Miami improved to 3-1. Lamond Murray Jr. added 17 points.Washington, the No. 21 seed, fell to 0-4 despite 18 points from Marcus Keene. Ike Diogu had 15 but his potential winning shot was blocked.TRAIL BLAZERS 88, BULLS 77Jake Layman scored 22 points, Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Portland set up a meeting with top-seeded Toronto.Rookie first-round pick Caleb Swanigan added 13 points and nine rebounds for the No. 16 Trail Blazers (2-2).Antonio Blakeney had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls (1-3), the No. 17 seed.
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 LATEST STORIES Ellis has been averaging 3.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 13.12 minutes this conference for Ginebra. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malaysia dismiss judging concerns as SEA Games close Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Both Ginebra team manager Reyboy Rodriguez and Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines confirmed the trade.Dela Cruz has averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in his second year in the league, but missed the import-laden conferences due to his ruptured Achilles injury after being selected to be a part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.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’His entry to Ginebra will be a shot in the arm for the squad, which is betting on its youth with Scottie Thompson, Kevin Ferrer, and Aljon Mariano in tow. Blackwater, meanwhile, will receive serviceable forward Marcelo and the high-flying Ellis, who is looking to get the biggest break of his career with his new team. PBA IMAGESThe rich get richer as Ginebra acquired the services of hardworking sophomore Art dela Cruz from Blackwater.The deal, which is set to be approved this Thursday afternoon, will send dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar to the Elite in exchange for Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo from the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees PH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Annie Ramirez pocketed a second gold medal for the Philippines in an-all Filipino final in the jiu-jitsu competitions of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at the Martial Arts Arena here.Ramirez ruled the women’s Ne-waza -55kg category at the expense of Jenna Kaila Napolis, 5-0, that pushed the country’s medal production to two gold, three silver and one bronze medals.ADVERTISEMENT Gian Taylor Dee aimed to make it three in a row but Omar Alfadhli of UAE derailed him in the finals of the men’s -56kg and settled for a silver medal following a similar performance of Marc Alexandar Lim (-69kg) earlier.Overall, Filipino jiu-jitsu fighters ended their campaign with two gold and two silver medals, surpassing the Philippine medal tally of one gold and two bronzes in the 2013 Incheon edition of the AIMAG.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 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
PBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo is tipped to have another MVP season after leading the league in statistical points through the end of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round.The San Miguel Beer center is showing no signs of slowing down as he moves toward earning his fourth MVP award to tie legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio with the most number of plums.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The 27-year-old Fajardo, who already holds the league record by being named MVP the past three years, owns an average of 38.4 statistical points in the season with teammate Alex Cabagnot a distant second with 33.5 points.Fajardo is also primed to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference, averaging 18.5 points, 10 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo is in third with 32.0, San Miguel forward Arwind Santos is in fourth (31.5) while TNT guard Jayson Castro completes the top five (31.11).Phoenix sharpshooter Matthew Wright, meanwhile, leads all first-year players in the statistical race with 26.07 SPs average. #KicksStalker: James debuts LeBron 15 ‘Cavs’ on NBA Media Day It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The fight for the Rookie of the Year award, however, is considered a three-man race with Star playmaker Jio Jalalon and TNT swingman Roger Pogoy also strong candidates to win.Not only that Pogoy and Jalalon have the numbers to show with 23.06 and 21.59 points, respectively, just behind Wright, they also played vital roles in helping their teams make deeper runs in the playoffs throughout the season.Phoenix missed out on the Governors’ Cup playoffs while Star entered the semifinals in each of the three conferences this year. TNT, meanwhile, is primed to join the semis cast having secured a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments
The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman (2) game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)HOUSTON — When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.Arm in the air, pure elation all over his face.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “The best game ever, for sure,” Correa said.Wacky and whacky with seven home runs, this perhaps topped Toronto’s 15-14 win over the Phillies in 1993 as the craziest World Series showdown ever.Exhilaration and exhaustion, spread over 5 hours, 17 minutes.“Yeah, five-hour game, but it doesn’t matter. I can play a 10-hour game if we are going to win,” Altuve said.Now, with both bullpens worn down, the teams get a day to recover. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros’ first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save Los Angeles’ season.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With two down in the 10th, Jansen hit McCann on the hand with a pitch and Springer walked.Bregman, who homered off Jansen in Saturday night’s loss, lined the next pitch over shortstop to score pinch-runner Derek Fisher, who slid home ahead of the throw from left fielder Andre Ethier.“We’re up 3-2, baby,” Bregman said.Out of nowhere, the Astros climbed out of a four-run hole against Kershaw and then erased two more deficits later in the game, tying it each time on a homer.Correa leaped and twirled after launching a two-run drive that made it 11-8 in the seventh . Much later, he hurdled the dugout railing the moment Bregman lined his winning single.Bellinger hit a three-run drive in the fifth that made it 7-4 and seemed to swing things back in the Dodgers’ favor. By the end of the mayhem on the mound, it was a mere afterthought.Each team had 14 hits, eight for extra bases, and both used seven pitchers.“Man, I’m mentally exhausted right now,” Bellinger said.Before the game, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush were on the field for the first-pitch ceremony. By the end of the night, most everyone was bushed.The Astros (13) and Dodgers (9) topped the Series mark for homers , set when Barry Bonds and the Giants lost to the Angels in seven games in 2002. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phoenix rookie Perkins thinks he can matchup with PBA giants Fajardo, Slaughter It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 A last indelible image from a World Series classic filled with them.Correa, Jose Altuve and the Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead.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“I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack out there,” Correa said.In a tension-filled game of monster momentum swings at pulsating Minute Maid Park, the last one belonged to Bregman . With the packed crowd still standing well past midnight, the 23-year-old third baseman hit an RBI single with two outs off Kenley Jansen. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Altuve, Correa, Yuli Gurriel, George Springer and Brian McCann homered for Houston , the highest-scoring team in the majors this season.Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig went deep for the Dodgers, who scored three times in the ninth to make it 12-all.“It’s hard to put into words all the twists and turns in that game,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.“These are just two really good teams, just throwing haymakers at each other trying to outlast each other,” he said.Silent when ace Dallas Keuchel got crushed, the orange-clad fans erupted over and over as the Astros sent balls careening all around — and out of — the park.Yet on another night of Home Run Derby in the Year of the Home Run, no lead was safe.Puig lined a two-run shot in the ninth, the record 22nd homer in a single Series, and Chris Taylor’s two-out single off Chris Devenski tied it.“I think this whole series has been an emotional roller coaster,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s the two best teams playing for a championship. And these are two teams that play 27 outs.”More than that, in fact.Houston posted its second extra-inning victory of the Series, adding to its 7-6, 11-inning comeback win in a dramatic Game 2. LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But really, who imagined this?No wonder there’s a bright sign high above the center field wall for a popular taco place in town — it says Torchys and fit perfectly for a game where pitchers got lit up.A day earlier, Kershaw stood alone on the mound after the Dodgers’ dramatic win in Game 4, trying to get a visual for the biggest start of his career.This was definitely not how he pictured it.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner cruised into the fourth with a 4-0 lead before things suddenly fell apart. After Correa hit an RBI double, Gurriel launched a tying, three-run drive.Kershaw whipped his head around to watch Gurriel’s drive sail, his face immediately showing shock, utter disbelief and frustration, all wrapped up in one expression before he bent over, hands on his knees.Yanked in the fifth, Kershaw trudged off with a dubious distinction — he has allowed a postseason-record eight home runs this year.“Just exactly what you expect (when you) come to the park with Keuchel and Kershaw pitching,” Hinch said.Hardly a repeat performance from the opener, when Kershaw dominated while outpitching Keuchel for a 3-1 win.Gurriel’s second homer of the Series also kept open this possibility: Imagine the scene if Major League Baseball presents Gurriel with the MVP trophy, so soon after Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended him for the first five games next year for making a racist gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Keuchel never got into a rhythm during the shortest home start of his All-Star career. His breaking pitches spun without much movement, and he was pulled in the fourth.The Dodgers hadn’t lost a game this year when they led by four runs. But Kershaw’s bedeviling postseason past came back to haunt him at the worst time.Kershaw was pulled after a pair of two-out walks in the bottom of the fifth. And with the crowd sensing something big, the 5-foot-6 Altuve connected off Kenta Maeda for a home run that made it 7-all.“At that point, I talked to him before getting the at-bat: ’This is your moment,’” Correa said. “And he didn’t let me down. He hit a homer and got us going.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments