Jamaica swim aficionado, Jackie Walter, says Jamaican Alia Atkinson is on track to challenge for a gold at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Atkinson won her second medal at the FINA World Championships, when she placed second in the women’s 50-metre breaststroke final yesterday. She became the first Jamaican to medal at the World long-course event, after placing third in the 100-metre breaststroke on Tuesday to claim bronze. Walter, the former long-time national coach, pointed out that the optimism she feels for Atkinson stems from her bronze-medal placing. “She has never medalled at a long-course event. So the bronze was more important, because in the Olympics there is no sprint, only a 50-metre freestyle, so this is a good sign (for her to medal at Olympics),” the coach observed. “She also went through the rounds, and she will have to go through that at the Olympics, so this (World Championship performance) definitely puts her in good stead to medal,” she reasoned. For the long-serving swim coach, a gold medal is now within Atkinson’s reach for the Olympics. “I definitely think so (can win gold). She is definitely on a high, and she will now go back into some hard training with a positive outlook. So there will be no doubt in her mind whether she can do this or not,” Walter continued. “Technically, she has made a few adjustments, which I think are very positive. I know (coach) Chris Anderson has some adjustments he wants to make, and I’m sure that in the next few months in her preparation for next year (Olympics), that those things will be worked on. “Her mother told me she was so calm, and that is confidence … and what I see from her at the championship, it will give her confidence,” Walter told The Gleaner. LONG-COURSE EVENT
St Jago High blanked Kingston College 2-0 in the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup football competition at Constant Spring Complex yesterday. Shaqon Bryan ,in the seventh minute, and Ryan Smart, from the penalty spot in the 68th, were the scorers for the 2003 champions. It was KC’s first loss of the season. St Jago will meet St George’s College in one semi-final next Wednesday at the same venue. St Jago dominated yesterday’s encounter and could have won by a wider margin but were wasteful in front of goal. On the other hand, KC had some good chances through Rashawn Mackison and Richard Byfield. Coach of St Jago, Glen ‘Bobby Reds’ Laing, was delighted with the performance of his team. “We came into the game with a plan to attack early. We got the early goal and dictated play but missed several chances,” Laing said. Meanwhile, Ludlow Bernard, coach of KC, conceded that St Jago were better on the day. “We lacked adequate prepa-ration due to rain, but St Jago are a good team,” Bernard said.
It was a boost coming off a troubled end to 2015, when Raonic missed the last three weeks with a back problem, having missed the French Open earlier in the season with a foot injury, parted company with Ljubicic and finished out of the top 10. “It does great things – it signifies within the team how concrete and good the work we’re doing is,” Raonic said of his win. “At the same time, with the difficulties I’ve had last year, it’s maybe a good way for me to show the other guys I will face going in Melbourne, you know, I’ve got my stuff back together and I can play some good tennis again.” Raonic attacked top-seeded Federer with his booming serve and forehand, as expected, but also went to the net 13 times in the first set and won 10 of those points to put him on course for the win. Federer, who went 6-5 in finals in 2015 – with all five losses coming to top-ranked Novak Djokovic – struggled earlier in the week with lingering flu-like symptoms, but improved with four matches in four days, including wins over Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals and Dominic Thiem in the semis. Raonic “did well. It was a tough match – (my) legs were a little bit wobbly,” Federer said. “Still, considering the week I’ve had, I’m actually quite happy. That’s why I’m not down or anything or disappointed. “If I would’ve known I would’ve made the finals five days ago I would’ve been unbelievably happy.” BIG BOOST BRISBANE, Australia (AP): Milos Raonic got one back on Roger Federer to start the new season. After losing coach Ivan Ljubicic to the Federer camp leading into 2016, Raonic achieved something nobody else born in the 1990s has managed to do against the 17-time major winner – beat him twice. The 25-year-old Canadian broke Federer’s serve once in each set of a 6-4, 6-4 win yesterday in the Brisbane International decider, reversing the outcome of their meeting in last year’s final at the Australian Open warm-up tournament. Ljubicic was in Federer’s corner for the final. Carlos Moya, who will join Raonic’s coaching crew, doesn’t arrive in Australia until next week. He’s got a good base to work off, starting with Raonic’s eighth career title and only his second win in 11 matches against Federer.
Akan’s Track Club’s Javon Francis was fastest in the men’s 400 metres, winning his heat in 46.39. Jonia McDonald of MVP was second in 46.48, with UTech’s Twayne Crooks third in 46. 52. Michael Frater clocked 10.60 seconds in 2.4 metres per second wind in the men’s 100 metres. However, Julian Forte stole the spotlight. Running in -1.6 mps wind, he clocked 10.28. Sprint Tech’s Rasheed Dwyer was second overall in 10.43, while MVP’s Andrew Fisher was third with 10.50. Former World Youth 400m hurdles champion Marvin Williams of UTech had a top time of 51.88 seconds. Second overall was Dwayne Extol of Eagles Track Club, in 52.27, with Andre Peart of MVP third in 52.41. St Jago High’s Keenan Lawrence took the men’s Open 800m 1:52.66, defeating UTech’s Trey Graham (1:53.99). Edwin Allen and Jamaica College (JC) captured the high school sprint relays. Edwin Allen won the girls’ event in 45.05 seconds ahead of Excelsior High (45.78), while JC clocked 40.59 seconds in winning the boys’ event ahead of Excelsior (41.50). UTech’s Orlando Thomas won the men’s javelin with 16.56m; UTech’s Tajay Gayle won the men’s long jump with 7.25m; while Geneva Greaves took the women’s shot put with 14.37m. WORLD 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson produced a world-leading 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100 metres at the Senior Link-Up track and field meet at Stadium East yesterday morning. Thompson joined the United States Morolake Akinosun atop the world list after her win a week ago in Texas. Thompson sprinted away from a competitive line-up to post her impressive time as Anneisha McLaughlin Whilby was some way off in second spot in 11.41 seconds, with her training partner at Sprint Tech, Audra Segree, third in 11.45. Ronda Whyte returned to competition in style, scoring an impressive win in the women’s 400 metres hurdles. Whyte stopped the clock at 56.1 seconds, defeating Shannon Kallawan (56.3) and overseas-based Sparkle McKnight (56.6), who is a part of the MVP Track Club. Nikita Tracey, who also competes for MVP, was fourth in 57.3. Janieve Russell clocked 51.79 seconds in to win the women’s 400m ahead of Namibia’s Tjipekapora Herunga (52.03), representing MVP Track Club, and her training partner, Jody Muir (53.00). World 400 metres finalist, Stephenie McPherson, was too good for teammates Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in the 200m. McPherson won in 23.12 seconds ahead of Jackson (23.21), while Fraser-Pryce was third in 23.24. JAVON FRANCIS WIN
Performance peak KINGSTON: Top ranked Jamaican squash player, Chris Binnie, has set a tough new target for himself. Now well on the way to be among the top 50 players in the world, Binnie is setting his sights on being among the top ten. The new challenge is based on his agenda to achieve his first target within six months, after becoming No. 77 in the global standings for July, climbing from 93 last November; and 131 in October of 2013. “It has been a good year for me,” he said. “And, I am expecting my global ranking to continue improving.” The Professional Squash Association (PSA) ranks the world’s best players, and the top 50 players form an elite group, who travel the world competing in the major events. Within that group, the top ten form an inner core, with participants who play at the very highest levels. “My goal is to get into the 60’s by the end of this year, and into the 50’s in the world rankings by January,” he said. “Beyond that, I am working to get to the top.” The highest PSA ranked player in the Caribbean Region, Binnie won a record-breaking seventh Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Senior Men’s Championship title in Trinidad and Tobago on August 10. However, his global ranking is actually based on international competitions, such as the Tour De Las Americas in June, where he defeated Stuart Hadden in Paraguay; and the Torneo Internacional in Guatemala in May, when he beat Olli Tuominen. During the off-season period June and August, Binnie’s main focus has been on training. His coach, Rod Martin, formerly ranked number two in the world, has been guiding him through the process; along with a strength trainer and physiotherapist. “It is a heavy load,” Binnie pointed out. “Apart from the strength training, I am doing a lot of running, and trying to improve my fitness.” And at the age 27, Binnie is just entering the period when his performance is expected to peak in the sport. “The training is difficult and I am trying to maintain a balance in developing my conditioning,” he said, before adding that, “I am enjoying it. I love squash.” Sponsorship support has been vital to his success; and he singled out JN Fund Managers (JNFM), which provided the assistance to enable him to boost his training regime. The arrangement, which came into force in March, also helped him participate in more global competitions, further contributing to the improvement in his PSA ranking. “The support from JN Fund Managers helped me climb to my present level,” Binnie said. “Without their assistance, I would not be able to aim even higher.” Brando Hayden, general manager of JNFM, said: “I congratulate Chris on his rise in the world rankings. It is nothing short of impressive. “We are not surprised that he has advanced, because Chris puts a lot of work into what he does,” the JNFM general manager stated. “He flies the Jamaican flag high, and we are happy to partner with him on his journey.”
WENT DOWN FIGHTING FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES Preference, however, is for AKASH, who went down fighting last Saturday when finishing a length third to MARKET FORCE and GREAT FAITH in the Brian Rickman Trophy over 1100 metres. The chestnut colt by Western Classic out of Gaza Sheree will report even better for this race, and with former champion apprentice Shamaree Muir aboard, gets the nod over Chatrie’s mount, PROUD OF NUCLEAR. The third race over 1200 metres for the Frank Parham Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres should be won by MR. AMBASSADOR, with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta. MR AMBASSADOR (working well) was narrowly beaten by stable-companion SUPER-TRONICS over a mile on October 17 and coming back over this shorter trip, should make all at the expense of ARIZONA GOLD and WELL BLESSED. SHADE OF BEAUTY, now back to winning form, is tipped to repeat against several of her old rivals in the fourth race over 1200 metres for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers. The six-year-old mare from the stables of Michael McIntosh will again be ridden by the competent claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas from the convenient mark of 50.0kg and should repeat at the expense of old rival DIFERENTGENERATION in a field of 11. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by WICKED TUFF (Chatrie up) and recent course winner STAR OF DAVID with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard. Their respective dangers are ALL FOR THE GLORY and LORD STORM. TOMORROW’S 10-race programme at Caymanas Park offers carryovers in the Pick-9 and late Super-6 from race five to 10. The Pick-9, with $1.8 million in the kitty, will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six. We look at the first Super-6 on the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association programme, which commences with the ‘Lawrence Freemantle’ $250,000 – $210,000 claiming race over 1100 metres to be contested by seven starters, including DA JACKAL, who was highly fancied to win on Wednesday over this trip on a $350,000 tag but could only manage seventh to FIFTYONESTORM. The five-year-old horse ran better than his final placing indicated, racing close up into the straight before fading in the latter stages. Now dropped in class and that much fitter, DA JACKAL, to be ridden by Aaron Chatrie for trainer Andrew McDonald, gets the nod over the free-running ABOGADO and recent winner FIX IT UP. The second race over the round-five course, this for the Royal Lancaster Trophy for maiden two-year-olds, also has seven starters, among them three first-time runners, two of whom – PROUD OF NUCLEAR and NUCLEAR COMMANDER – both trained by Gary Subratie, are fairly forward in condition and either could win. (1) DA JACKAL/ ABOGADO (2) AKASH (3) MR. AMBASSADOR/ ARIZONA GOLD (4) SHADE OF BEAUTY (5) WICKED TUFF/ ALL FOR THE GLORY (6) STAR OF DAVID/ LORD STORM
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class D (60 to 65 kilograms)Ortega, Rick-Rod – tanding class C (55 to 60 kilograms)Abad, Jaciren – tanding class B (50 to 55 kilograms)Dumaan, Dines – tanding class A (45 to 50 kilograms)Women’sRegalado, Cherry – seni tunggalEnopia, Princesslyn – tanding class A (45 to 50 kilograms)Asmad, Mutmainna – tanding class B (50 to 55 kilograms) Men’s TeamImperial, Benjamin JorgeMontano, Carl MichaelPastrana, Daniel F.Gautier, Francois EmmanuelCadiz, Javier AlfonsoIseppi, GianpietroRegencia, Jan AroFuglister, John StevenOrda, GeorginoCrisostomo, JorellCadiz, Jose Inigo AntonCarino, JoshuaSantiago, Julius FrederickLancero, Lenard Rigel IIRelampagos, Miguel AlfonsoSerrano, MiguelSpafford, PaoloSyquiatco, Patrick RussellSanchez, Paul GabrelTenedoro, Carlo Martin Sison Men’s TeamHitch, ChristopherCoveney, Justin ThomasRamsden, Andrew DavidHarrison, Philip BlakeYoung, Vincent FrancisLynch, Jason RitchieMorris, HarryHernandez, Edlen Gil RobertHolgate, Gareth LeslieMadrona, JonelAragon, Joshua 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individual / compound team / compound mixed teamTagle, Nicole Marie – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamChan, Jennifer – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamConcepcion, Kim – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamHongitan, Kareel Meer – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamTindugan, Abbigail – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamYbañez, Mary Queen – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed team Men’sCaluag, Christopher John – BMXCorpuz, Mervin Barnachea – track (scratch race / ominum)Caluag, Daniel Patrick – BMXPerez, Dominic – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Oconer, George – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Aquino, Jerry Jr. – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Mier, John Renee – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Felipe, Marcelo – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Galedo, Mark John Lexer – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Oranza, Ronald Nozuelo – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Lim, Rustom – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Boots, Ryan Cayubit – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Women’sSalamat, Marella Vania – road (individual mass start / criterium)Fines, Sienna Elaine – BMXEQUESTRIAN Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Men’sSyquia, Colin John Collins – show jumping individual / show jumping teamWomen’sChiara, Sophia Amor – show jumping individual / show jumping teamArroyo, Joker – show jumping individual / show jumping teamAyala, Maria Angelica – dressage individualLeviste, Marie Antonette – show jumping individual / show jumping team Men’s Cayanan, Carlos Antonie – doublesMorada, Alvin – doubles / mixMagnaye, Peter Gabriel – doublesEscueta, Philip Joper – doublesWomen’sLeonardo, Alyssa Ysable – doubles / mixBarredo, Sarah Joy – singles / doubles Gregorio, Jay Harold – 67 to 71 kilogramsPolosan, Jonathan – 63.5 to 67 kilogramsMarques, Khen Johnson – 51 to 54 kilogramsDelarmino, Phillip – 54 to 57 kilogramsJakiri, Ryan – 60 to 71 kilograms Men’sPelino, David William – doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesYam, Juan Rafael – doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesBegornia, Reymark – singles / doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesGarcia, Robert Andrew – singles / doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesWomen’sGotuaco, Isabelle – singles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesAribado, Jemyca – singles / doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesArebado, Joan – teamDalida, Yvonne Alyssa – doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doubles Men’s Agravente, Jeson Oyco – track (marathon)Lopena, Anfernee – track (100 meters / 4 x 100 meter relay)Toledo, Aries – track (4 x 400 relay) / decathlonFerrera, Arniel – field (hammer throw)Bagsit, Archand Christian Dimaano – track (200 meter / 4 x 100 meter relay /4 x 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(200 meters / 400 meters / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Women’sRichardson, Kayla Anise Maico – track (100 meters / 200 meters / 400 meters / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Luzon, Eloiza – track (4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Obiena, Emily Jean – field (pole vault)Palabrica, Evalyn – field (javelin throw)Santos, Katherin Khay – track (4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay) / field (long jump)Sunang, Marestella – field (long jump)Atienza, Narcisa – track (heptathlon)Buenaventura, Riezel – track (4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Villarito, Rosie – field (pole vault)Sumalpong, Reah Joy Pitogo – field (javelin throw)Tabal, Mary Joy Reyes – field (discuss throw)Nelson, Zion Rose – track (100 meters / 200 meters / 400 meters / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay) LATEST STORIES Men’sParantac, Daniel – compulsory 3rd taijiquan / optional taijijianCatolico, Norlence Ardee – optional changquan / optional dao shu + gun shunSayan, Thornton, 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Men’s TeamLapas, ChristianGadia, Daniel BernanLimbo, Dimitri LionelDe Bruycker, Dylan Alain LucienneCheng, Jaime VicenzoJarvis, Jordan BlairGayoso, Javier AugustineRocha, Jeremiah Raphael,Clarino, Julian MarianoBautista, Junell MarkBelgira, Kou IchiVillanueva, Nathaniel AceBalabat, NimrodJoyel, Ray JosephDe La Torre, Rey Franco MiguelCubon, ReymartCorsame, Roberto Jr.Talaroc, Richard Jr.Calvo, ValentinoKoizumi, YoshiharuWomen’s TeamBernal, Mea DemataoCastañeda, Anicka Chabeli ArrietaCastañeda, Sara Isobel ArrietaCollatos, Maeva Bella AbaoDel Campo, Alisha Claire MendozaDimaandal, Kyrhen Angela BretañaDolino, Alesa NazarenoImpelido, Patrice Mae San PedroInquig, Kayla Jan AragonesLong, Hali Moriah CandidoMadarang, Eva SilvaMahoney, Isabela Francesca MedallonMetillo, RegineNavaja, Irish OliverosPalacios, Inna Kristianne BezaRodriguez, Kathleen Camille MuldongRuetas, Faith SeanShugg, Jesse AnneSudaria, Jovelle CorderoTomanon, Patricia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Men’sAlcantara, Arven – kyorugi (under 68 kilograms)Mella, Dustin Jacob – poomsae (team)Agojo, Francis Aaron – kyorugi (under 58 kilograms)Morrison, Samuel Thomas – kyorugi (under 74 kilograms)Mella, Raphael Enrico – poomsae (team)Reyes, Rodolfo Jr. – poomsae (individual / team)Women’sAragon, Rhezie Canama – kyorugi (under 53 kilograms)Ninobla, Jocel Lyn – poomsae (team)Crisostomo, Juvenille Faye – poomsae (team)Alora, Kirstie Elaine – kyorugi (under 73 kilograms)Lopez, Pauline Louise – kyorugi (under 62 kilograms)Babanto, Rinna – poomsae (team) Men’sAlcazaren, Anton Jose – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesChuna, Kenneth – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesCu, Kevin oliver – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesJumapao, Jo-Mar Roland – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesMacatula, John Paule – singles / doubles / trios / team five / mastersTan, Mervin Matheiu – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesWomen’sArles, Maria Lourdes – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesCoronacion, Dyan Arcel – singles / doubles / trios / team five / mastersDel Rosario, Maria Liza – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesPosadas, Marian Lara – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesSy, Marie Alexis – singles / doubles / trios / team five / mastersTabora, Krizziah Lyn – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doubles MOST READ Paalam, Carlo – 49 kilogramsSuarez, Charly – 64 kilogramsMarcial, Eumir Felix – 75 kilogramsBautista, Ian Clark – 52 kilogramsFernandez, Mario – 56 kilogramsTupas, Marvin John Nobel – 81 kilograms View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Alyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Alyssa Valdez wants a united Philippine volleyball.“I hope we add more players and we become open [minded]. I hope we become united,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is the start of good relations in Philippine volleyball.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds The Nationals, she said, were just on the receiving end of beating from tough teams like Vietnam and Thailand.“We’re are just taking it all in,” said Valdez. “Hopefully, we gain from this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Without pointing that out, she’s referring to the protracted cold war between the top commercial leagues in the country, the well established Premier Volleyball League and the more dynamic Philippine Superliga.“As a team we need to train together. Play together in different places in the country or abroad,” said Valdez. “Other teams spent years to win medals here.”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’She added she wants to “move forward” to the next Southeast Asian Games.The highly popular spiker, who made 17 points as the Philippines lost bronze medal to Vietnam, said she’s committed to play for the national team in more competitions in the future. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES READ: Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match“It’s not an issue. Every athlete when given the opportunity to play for the country will do so all with her heart,” said Valdez.She is batting for a Philippine team with new additions and longer preparation.In the 2019 SEA Games, to be hosted by the country, Valdez said: “There won’t be any excuses anymore. We’re playing in the home soil. We will give our 110 percent.”The Philippine team was formed just three months ago and trained in Japan before playing, and placing eighth, in the Asian Championships days before the SEA Games began.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu
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 “I’m happy I’m still around. Rafa fought well through again today. I’m happy for him, too. We’ll see if it gets done or not. I’m curious to see myself.”Federer is having a banner season after some suspected he might never lift another Grand Slam trophy, taking the Wimbledon and Australian Open crowns.Nadal has done the same at age 31, winning his 15th Slam title by capturing his record 10th French Open crown.But the long-time rivals will team up on September 22-24 for the Laver Cup in Prague, a new three-day team event pitting Bjorn Borg’s European squad against a World lineup guided by John McEnroe.Federer and Nadal will work together alongside Austria’s Dominic Thiem, Czech Tomas Berdych, Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Croatia’s Marin Cilic.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Good for a change, yes, after all these years,” Federer said. “If I can help him, great. If he can help me, even better.”Federer rolled into the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday, extending his bid for a 20th career Grand Slam title by downing Spanish 31st seed Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.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 36-year-old Swiss third seed, seeking a record sixth title on New York hardcourts, could meet world number one Nadal in a Friday semi-final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the one Slam where they have never played.“For many years Rafa and me, we’ve tried to play against each other here, and it just didn’t work out,” Federer said. “Now this week, I don’t feel necessarily the pressure’s there. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Rafa, he has been such a wonderful champion and a good friend of mine on the tour, one of my big rivals for life, that it’s just nice to be able to spend some time with him and support him,” Federer said.Federer, who would be the oldest US Open champion in the Open Era (since 1967), was also excited about the chance to spend time with 61-year-old Swedish legend Borg, an 11-time Grand Slam champion who captain’s the European side.“For me to spend time with Bjorn, it’s quite rare,” Federer said. “He doesn’t spend so much time on the tour. When he shows up, it’s short. I feel every minute you get with him is a privilege.“Here we are, he’s going to be stuck with us. So it’s going, I think, to be very special for all of us, particularly me. I mean, I have incredible respect for him.”Federer said if he could turn back the clock and face one all-time icon from another era, it would be Borg in his prime, when he was winning six French Open and five Wimbledon crowns from 1974 to 1981.“If I could play one player ever going back, I feel like it would be Bjorn,” Federer said. “I feel he’s that incredibly good, for what he did for the game. If I look how he played, what he brought to it, it’s crazy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Ex-NBA star Stoudemire won’t play for Jerusalem next season National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees KEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Roger Federer of Switzerland (left) and Rafael Nadal of Spain (right) shake hands after Federer defeated Nadal in the men’s final match on day 14 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFPRoger Federer is as curious as tennis fans around the world to see if he will finally play against Rafael Nadal for the first time at the US Open.But even if not, the two career leaders in men’s Grand Slam titles will have the chance to bond as teammates and possibly even doubles partners later this month in a new Europe versus The World team event.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Bryant sends out powerful message to Hayward about resilience Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 80 – Ilagan 23, Calisaan 21, Bulanadi 9, Calma 6, Costelo 6, Capobres 5, David 4, Navarro 2, Mercado 2, Gayosa 2, Baetiong 0, Valdez 0.PERPETUAL 60 – Ylagan 16, Eze 12, Sadiwa 11, Coronel 10, Pido 8, Dagangon 3, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0, Mangalino 0, Clemente 0, Casas 0.Quarters: 22-14, 40-28, 58-42, 80-60. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian fought for its life and forced a three-way tie for fourth place with an 80-60 victory over Perpetual in the final elimination game of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Stags closed their schedule with back-to-back wins as they evened their standing at 9-9 to end their assignment on level with Letran and Arellano.ADVERTISEMENT They will get a bye in the fourth place-playoff as they await the victor of the knockout game between the Knights and the Chiefs on Friday.“I think this is the fruit of the boys’ labor. At least, we made it here,” quipped coach Egay Macaraya.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRK Ilagan went 5-of-9 from threes to lead San Sebastian with 23 points and five rebounds, while Michael Calisaan churned out a double-double with his 21 markers and 10 boards.Allyn Bulanadi also fired nine points for the Golden Stags. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Macaraya expressed his optimism with San Sebastian’s chances in the stepladder semis.“The pressure is there, but I guess it’s a good learning experience for the players. Hopefully, we can overcome all concerns and play well in the playoffs.”The Golden Stags started hot off the gates as they established an early 22-18 first quarter advantage and kept Perpetual in check all game long, taking a lead as high as 25 points, 80-55, late in the game.GJ Ylagan fired 16 points in his swansong for Perpetual, as it finished the season on an eight-game losing streak to fall to ninth at 4-14.Prince Eze also had 12 markers and 10 rebounds, while graduating guard Flash Sadiwa had 11 in the defeat. ADVERTISEMENT View comments