10 02 20

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica:As if having all their favourite football action on one exciting app was not enough, telecommunications firm FLOW will be giving Jamaican fans an opportunity to see a UK Premiere League match of their choice.Any subscriber who downloads the FLOW Football App is eligible to win a complete prize package, which includes two tickets to a Premier League match of choice, return airline tickets to the UK, three-night hotel accommodation, as well as US$500 spending money. The competition runs from now through to February 29, 2016.In announcing the competition, John Reid, president of C&W’s consumer group, who has been leading the brand transformation across the Caribbean, had this to say, “I can’t think of a more opportune time to be a FLOW consumer as we continuously roll out innovative products and services all focused on providing a unique and unparalleled experience for our customers.”Over the past year, the company has unveiled an exciting and unrivaled suite of customer-centric products catering to sports enthusiasts, the binge-watching TV viewers, ‘app-loving techies’, and even special education apps. As such, customers now have access to an array of applications, including the FLOW Football App; FLOW To Go, where customers can access content to smart devices and phones; the Wikipedia app, which gives access to the popular search engine free of cost, and the Start Screen App to help mobile users make the most of their hand-held devices.Reid explained that the latest move is designed to reward loyal customers, while recognising that in a digital age, customers are increasingly accessing content on multiple devices.He added, “In 2015, when we were awarded the exclusive audio distribution rights for the Barclays Premier League across the Caribbean, we were able to give our customers access to the latest sports news, transfer activity and live streaming of every BPL match. Based on the number of downloads to date, it is obvious that customers love this service and we want to recognise that passion with an unforgettable experience for the lucky winner.”For this latest move, customers have to simply download the FLOW Football App, click on the advertising banner promoting the competition, enter name and contact details as requested, and then confirmation will be provided.Announcement of the winners will take place on March 1, 2016. The prize must be claimed before April 1, 2016. The prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Winners must have valid travel documents, i.e., passport, visa (where applicable) for entry to the UK.The competition is open to Flow mobile customers only.last_img read more

10 02 20

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for April 23, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES* 1. *BERRANCA LSteadman2 54.02. ZUGULU AChatrie 50.5 2 3/4L3. SMOKIN SPECIAL RMcNaughton 53.0 54. CRUISING MOTION JPatterson3 49.0 4WIN: $69.00PLACE: $58.00, $90.00, $151.00Final Time : 1:19.3 Splits : 23.3, 46.1, 1:12.0,Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of CHARITY DANCE by GILDED TIMETrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 POLLY B CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Quinella : (4,7) $244.00 Exacta : (7-4) $252.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,190.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE1. HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.52. PARTY CITY JInnis3 50.0 2 1/2L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 1/2L4. *SONADOR EXPRESS AndrePowell4 51.0 4 1/2LWIN: $796.00PLACE: $214.00, $170.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:45.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:14.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL out of MONEY DANCER by SWORD DANCETrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (6,10) $1,522.00 Exacta : (6-10) $3,840.00D/E : (7-6) $1,029.00Superfecta : (6-10-4-1) $8,434.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. ZEUS HPottinger3 53.02. *AGAKHAN BebHarvey3 52.0 1 3/4L3. GAGA LADY AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/4L4. JOYFUL RAKOTA JJackson 53.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #3 PIZARROWIN: $543.00Final Time : 1:09.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of ROYAL OCCASION by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : ATKINSON (SR),CLIFFORD C Owner : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Bred by CLIFFORD C. ATKINSONQuinella : (1,2) $346.00 Exacta : (1-2) $1,724.00D/E : (6-1) $4,537.00Trifecta : (1-2-5) $1,082.00Rolling Triple : (7-6-1) $44,076.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)HEADLEY SCOTT (1959)1. 1 TRADITIONAL STORM JPatterson3 53.02. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 51.0 2 1/2L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 54.0 Neck4. *LEGAL ARENA SEllis 53.5 1/2LWIN: $268.00PLACE: $104.00, $160.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of BRAINSTORMING by STAR ATTITUDETrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (1,2) $393.00 Exacta : (1-2) $842.00D/E : (1-1) $4,239.00 Superfecta : (1-2-3-8) $1,456.00Rolling Triple : (6-1-1) $73,294.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)LENFORD WALKER (1962)1. DINNER BY SEVEN JErwin 54.02. WELL BLESSED HPottinger3 51.0 2 1/4L3. STIR IT UP RMcNaughton 52.5 1 1/4L4. RAISING THE BAR RHalledeen 53.0 1/2LWIN: $273.00PLACE: $163.00, $188.00, $177.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – LIQUIDITY out of COLONY BELLE by COLONY LIGHTTrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by LOUIS N. PLAMERQuinella : (7,8) $1,734.00 Exacta : (7-8) $2,991.00D/E : (1-7) $2,264.00Superfecta : (7-8-9-6) $12,624.00Rolling Triple : (1-1-7) $80,412.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)EVERALD WHITE (1962)* 1. *KING D WHenry 56.02. URBAN PRINCIPAL SEllis 56.0 11L3. KANALOA LSteadman2 54.0 Sh.Head4. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 53.0 Neck6. REASSURANCE AChatrie 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $77.00PLACE: $53.00, $57.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of FIGHT FOR PLEASURE by FIGHT OVERTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,9) $189.00 Exacta : (9-1) $273.00D/E : (7-9) $547.00Trifecta : (9-1-12) $119.00Hit-6 : (9-1-12-6-2-) $741.00Rolling Triple : (1-7-9) $2,410.00Super-6 : (7-6-1-1-7-9) $1,775,488.00GROOMS’ ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. ELVIRA DDawkins3 49.02. DI COBRE JInnis3 52.0 Sh.Head3. FIFTYONESTORM RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. *STAR OF DAVID AndrePowell4 51.5 NeckWIN: $412.00PLACE: $171.00, $150.00, $84.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO out of DIABLO FOREVER by DIABLOTrainer : SMITH,PAUL N Owner : DONOVAN M RUSSELLBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $1,950.00 Exacta : (5-1) $3,420.00D/E : (9-5) $1,060.00Superfecta : (5-1-8-7) $6,571.00Rolling Triple : (7-9-5) $6,474.00Pick-4 : (1-7-9-5) $33,484.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)FITZROY TULLOCH (1963)1. *SUPER COP OWalker 53.02. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 50.0 3/4L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2 1/2L4. SUPREME MAGIC JJackson 54.0 3L5. SEEKING THE DAWN SEllis 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $64.00, $99.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of AHWHOFAH by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON A. KONGQuinella : (1,3) $492.00 Exacta : (1-3) $785.00D/E : (5-1) $602.00Trifecta : (1-3-2) $1,121.00Hi-5 : (1-3-2-4-10) $40,024.50Rolling Triple : (9-5-1) $1,623.00Race 9 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCEROY HAMILTON (1968)* 1. *PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.02. ANOTHER BULLET DDawkins3 49.0 8L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 50.5 1 3/4L4. ELLE’S PEGASUS OMullings 50.5 1/2L5. GOLDEN BULLET JInnis3 48.0 3/4LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $55.00, $130.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:38.2 Splits : 24.1, 46.1, 1:10.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of SHAHAR by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : RICHARD N AZANBred by RICHARD N. AZANQuinella : (9,12) $1,582.00 Exacta : (12-9) $1,792.00D/E : (1-12) $155.00Trifecta : (12-9-6) $933.00Hi-5 : (12-9-6-13-1) $119,584.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-12) $2,676.00PlacePot 8 : (6,10-1,2-1,2-7,8-1,9-1,5-1,3-9,12) $29,868.00LEGAL LIGHT TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKESPos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place* 1. *SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.02. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 50.5 5L3. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 51.5 1 1/2L4. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 56.0 1 1/4LWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:55.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.3, 1:16.0, 1:41.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $142.00 Exacta : (1-4) $326.00D/E : (12-1) $217.00Trifecta : (1-4-3) $1,020.00Rolling Triple : (1-12-1) $263.00Race 11 1600 M (Purse $550,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE DEC.22/NB5YO&UP(MDN)THE WIN DEM WHEELZ GROOMS APPRECIATION TROPHY1. GRAN CORAZON RLahoe 54.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis3 50.0 3 1/2L3. STORMONTHESEA OnBeckford4 52.0 7 1/2L4. MARIA’S GLORY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2L5. SIRMANDI LSteadman2 54.5 8LTNP #4 TECHNOCAT JErwin 57.0 4/1DNF #14 PERFECT FLYER BebHarvey3 53.0 *2/1Late scratch : #6 GIRL ON FIREWIN: $3930.00PLACE: $494.00, $133.00, $589.00Final Time : 1:43.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.4, 1:14.4,Winner : 6yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY out of SOUFFLER by OUR EMBLEMTrainer : FEARON,LEROY A Owner : MR. JUDGEMENTBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (2,15) $14,913.00 Exacta : (2-15) $56,087.00D/E : (1-2) $8,002.00 (1-6) $86.00Trifecta : (2-15-5) $229,759.00last_img read more

20 01 20

first_imgHow realistic are the chances of the six Jamaica representatives participating in non-traditional events medalling at the World Championships?Men’s discus throwers Jason Morgan, Federick Dacres, and Chad Wright make up half the list, while respective men’s and women’s shot putters O’Dayne Richards and Danniel Thomas, along with female decathlete Salcia Slack, complete the roster.The best medal prospect is O’Dayne Richards in the men’s shot put. He is definitely the country’s best-ever athlete in the event as he has three major titles in his career – World University, Commonwealth, and Senior Pan Am Games champion.At the recent Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada, he had a career-best and national record 21.69 metres to win the gold medal. This mark by Richards has him at number three on the World list, with the United States’ Joe Kovacs being world leader with 22.56m and two-time World and defending champion David Storl of Germany second with 22.20m.Four years ago in Daegu, Dylan Armstrong of Canada threw 21.64m for silver, while two years ago in Moscow, Ron Whiting of the United States heaved the ball for 21.57m to mine silver.Assessing these results, Richards would be motivated as anything close to his personal best could lead to his greatest achievement ever in the event.Hoping to medalLooking at the leading performers in the men’s discus, Morgan, who ranks number two with 68.19m, just behind world leader Piotr Malachowski of Poland, with 68.29m, could also medal.However, as he has done over the past few years, after making a big throw before a major Championships, Morgan has failed to replicate. In fact, since making that throw, he has been to several meets and is yet to go close to his top throw.Dacres, who has shown in the past that when it comes to major championships he can compete with the best as he was World Youth and World Junior champion in 2011 and 2012, will be hoping to rise to the challenge. He is ranked at 11, with 66.30m.For the others, it will take a miracle for them to be on the podium as Wright, with 65.03m, is at number 24 in the men’s discus; Thomas is ranked 38th with 17.76m; while Slack, with 6141 points, is rated number 27 in the women’s heptathlon.last_img read more

20 01 20

first_imgASIA’S DREAM ITALIANO ITALIANO ITALIANOALL FOR THE GLORY EAST SIDE GIRL ALL FOR THE GLORY HE’S A DIAMONDPIANO MAN PIANO MAN PIANO MAN PIANO MANRISING POWER RISING POWER #I HAVE A DREAM #KINGS OF JORDAN#GEORGIAMYLOVE GEORGIAMYLOVE GEORGIAMYLOVE GOOD LIFEABOGADO ABOGADO ABOGADO #ABOGADOUNBREAKABLE MERU MERU MERUMR. LUVAL #MR. LUVAL MR. LUVAL MR. LUVALJESSE’S FAVORITE JESSE’S FAVORITE FEARLESS FURY JESSE’S FAVORITE#CAMOUFLAGE #CAMOUFLAGE #CAMOUFLAGE GREATER GLORYISRAELITE ITALIANO ITALIANO ITALIANOALL FOR THE GLORY ALL FOR THE GLORY #IDON’TKNOW #IDON’TKNOW#PIANO MAN PIANO MAN #PIANO MAN #PIANO MANRISING POWER PRINCESS STATISTIC CHEXIMAKIT CHEXIMAKITGEORGIAMYLOVE GEORGIAMYLOVE AWESOME CAT AWESOME CATABOGADO ABOGADO ABOGADO ABOGADOMERU MERU DOC HOLIDAY DOC HOLIDAYMR. LUVAL MR. LUVAL MR. LUVAL MR. LUVALFEARLESS FURY #YOGA FEARLESS FURY FEARLESS FURY#CAMOUFLAGE #CAMOUFLAGE CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAMEITALIANO ITALIANO ITALIANO ITALIANOHE’S A DIAMOND #IDON’TKNOW ALL FOR THE GLORY ALL FOR THE GLORYPIANO MAN PIANO MAN PIANO MAN PIANO MANRISING POWER RISING POWER RISING POWER RISING POWERGIRSHOM AWESOME CAT #GEORGIAMYLOVE #GEORGIAMYLOVE#CONNOR ABOGADO ABOGADO ABOGADOMERU #MERU MERU MERUMR. LUVAL STORMONTHESEA STORMONTHESEA STORMONTHESEAJESSE’S FAVORITE FEARLESS FURY LOVE TRAIN LOVE TRAIN#CAMOUFLAGE CAMOUFLAGE #CAMOUFLAGE #CAMOUFLAGEITALIANO ITALIANOALL FOR THE GLORY #ALL FOR THEGLORYPIANO MAN ANOTHER FURY#PRINCESS STATISTIC RISING POWER#AWESOME CAT WHO’S BOSSYABOGADO ABOGADOMERU #DOC HOLIDAYMR. LUVAL FABULOUSCONNECTIONFEARLESS FURY FEARLESS FURYCAMOUFLAGE DI COBRElast_img read more

20 01 20

first_imgA leader by nature, national senior team goalkeeper Andre Blake, who was appointed captain for Jamaica’s crucial Caribbean Cup qualifying match against Suriname at the National Stadium tomorrow at 6 p.m., says he is not the least bit fazed by the role. Blake will lead the team in the absence of the injured Je-Vaughn Watson, and the former Glenmuir High and Sporting Central ‘shot stopper’ says his intention is to always give his best effort for his country and help the team play with one aim. “Every time I represent the country I always give a hundred per cent on the pitch. That’s my objective. So it is an honour as a lot of people want to be in my position, and a lot of people think that they should be in my position, so when I get my chance I have to go out and prove that my selection is justified.” But despite the good feedback he has been getting from local football fans over the last year, Blake insists he is still a work in progress. “It’s great (being the number one goalkeeper) but it’s still work in progress, I am still a growing goalkeeper. Getting a lot of games has helped me to grow a lot and, hopefully, I can continue playing and develop into a goalkeeper that Jamaica can rely on for the next 10 years,” he continued. Pressure However, Blake has been in the role of captain before and knows how to handle this pressure, and he says it will be business as usual for him. “I have been captain before but this is my first role as captain at the national level. It’s a privilege, it’s an honour, so my job now is to try and get the players on the same page so we can go out and do what we have to do. For me it’s no added pressure. I think I’m a leader, I don’t need to go out and do anything out of the norm to put additional pressure, I will just be me, as I have been a leader all my life. “They (Suriname) are a good team and we will have to respect that. We cannot take them lightly, because if we take them lightly it could cost us because. ‘”These days, anybody can beat anybody on any given day. But that is one of my responsibilities, to let the players know that this is a war, we are the champions of the Caribbean, and everyone wants to beat us, so it’s about being focused and going out and giving our best. Hopefully, we can correct that and start better.”last_img read more

20 01 20

first_img POSITION MAINTAINED “First of all, the team maintained its position from the last World Relays by coming second behind the United States of America. Based on the fact that this year, we were without a lot of our more seasoned athletes, I think the team did extremely well because the team was selected on the athletes who made themselves available,” said Wilson. “Most of these athletes are on a second or third tier ranking in terms of positioning … .” Thirty-three of Jamaica’s 77 Olympic medals were mined at the last three instalments which took place in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016) with another 33 of the country’s 110 World Championships medals coming since the 2009 event in Berlin. Additionally, 15 of the country’s 22 Olympic gold medals came since the 2008 Games, while 24 of the 31 World Championships gold medals won by Jamaica were secured since 2009. Meanwhile, Wilson expressed disappointment and surprise at Blake’s criticism after the sprinter suggested that the technical team had to take some blame for the team selection after a blunder on the second exchange between second leg runner Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jevaughn Minzie resulted in a disqualification in the men’s 4x100m heats. The coach, however, explained that athlete selections were made based on availability, but also agreed that there is a need for more practice sessions ahead of relay events. “I felt that he (Blake) was extremely frustrated because this would have been the first time that I can recall clearly for a very long time in his career that he would have been on a team that is not in the final of a major championships, so I can understand his frustration, but I was a little surprised and disappointed by the utterances because we have such a good relationship as a team,” Wilson said. “We are not playing any blame game, but if the baton falls, we go back and try to correct the issues, but they are professionals and need to accept responsibility when there is an error. I don’t understand how you could blame the dropping of a baton on the selecting of a team, especially when the options were limited,” he added. “As far as I was told by the head coach (Michael Clarke), he wanted an experienced athlete to run the third leg, but could not get the cooperation from the person who he had in mind to run the third leg, so he had no choice but to run the team based on who he had,” Wilson further explained. The other member of the team was lead leg runner Everton Clarke, who was making his first appearance at the senior world level. Jamaica ended with 39 points to finish behind the Americans (60 points) after a first-place finish in the women’s 4x200m, second in the women’s 4x100m and third in the women’s 4x400m, men’s 4x200m, mixed 4x400m and men’s 4x400m. Australia finished third on 24 points, with Poland fourth on 23. Maurice Wilson, who served as technical director for Jamaica’s team to the recently concluded World Relays in The Bahamas, says he is satisfied with the team’s performance in the archipelago, but is warning Jamaican fans to brace for less international success in the coming years. Jamaica’s performance was seen as lukewarm in some quarters, and Wilson had to respond to criticism from male team captain Yohan Blake after a baton mishap in the men’s 4x100m heats, but the respected coach maintains that the team’s efforts should be applauded given its composition and the quality competition they faced in Nassau. Furthermore, Wilson believes that it is unrealistic to expect Jamaica’s golden period of athletics success, which began at the 2008 Olympic Games to continue for much longer. “It is a good time for us to get back down to earth. From 2008, we have been having some glory years, and at some point in time, there has to be some transition. I said before the team left Jamaica (for the World Relays) that once the other countries were to bring most of their seasoned athletes, then it would not be an easy run for us,” said Wilson. “It was clear that Canada, America and Germany had some of their seasoned campaigners who brought a lot of stability to the performance of their team, so taking all of that into consideration, I think we did very well,” he added.last_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgFilipinos 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’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass the ball as he drives against Dennis Smith Jr. #1 of the Dallas Mavericks during a semifinal game of the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed.Yes, it’s only summer league, but Los Angeles is mired in a playoff drought and in much need of some excitement. Enter the No. 2 pick in the draft.ADVERTISEMENT The circus atmosphere off the court somewhat overshadows what Ball has done on the court.Ball has been impressive with is play-making skills.It all makes the 6-foot-6 Ball seem like an ideal for La La Land.He grew up in the suburb of Chino Hills and the City of Angels is used to big point guards with next level passing ability. Fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma has averaged 20.5 points per game in large part due to Ball’s pinpoint passes.Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, immediately laid out his expectations after drafting Ball — for the rookie’s number to hang from the Staples Center rafters. And the former UCLA star is making the architect of Showtime and owner of five championship rings look like a soothsayer.“Passing translates, I don’t care what level you’re on,” Johnson told Lakers.com. “Lakers fans are thirsty. … This team will be exciting and it starts with that point guard position. ”Lakers fans in Vegas are all on board for the Ball era.“I like the idea the Balls are taking control of their own lives and trying to start their own brand and do things their way,” said Mark Appelbaum, 51, who sat courtside in a Kobe Bryant high school jersey. “It’s brought life and excitement back to the Lakers because Lonzo brings life and excitement with the way he plays.“I don’t look at it as being brash I look at it as being confident. … I think it’s funny that people are making a big deal about it, he’s just doing what he wants.” Ball has created a buzz around the Los Angeles franchise — on and off the court.He has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds in six summer league games in Las Vegas. The California native with Showtime-like flair has two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games while leading the team to Monday night’s championship game. He will miss the final contest with a mild calf strain.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 absence Monday is almost throwaway line in the final chapter of Ball’s summer league story.The 19-year-old Ball made more headlines wearing different brands of sneakers each game. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “All press is good press, technically,” Finish Line content manager and creative strategist Brandon Edler said. “Just the fact that we continue to talk about their every single move is amazing for their brand. … Maybe his dad is just on a completely different level and he’s sitting there thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t a great way to sell the shoe, but we’ve got everybody talking about us and every time somebody’s talking about us, that’s great for Big Baller Brand.’”Ball and his boisterous father, LaVar, just might be marketing geniuses with how they’ve kept his sneaker choice as headline news despite turning down lucrative offers from the major brands.The sneaker rotation is clearly a deliberate plan and LaVar continues to tell people he’s asking for a huge deal with one of the major companies.Many have criticized the hype machine and multiple summer league players have said they wouldn’t wear the brand. But those same players were supportive, even envious, of the concept of having their own independent fashion and sneaker line.The Ball method is certainly unconventional. Rarely does someone promote their own brand by featuring products from other companies. But Lonzo said that’s part of the Big Baller Brand — having the independence to do what one wants.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Uichico, Gilas confident as PH shoots for 18th basketball gold Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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)center_img Nicole Marie Tagle. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission Facebook pageArcher Nicole Marie Tagle settled for silver in the individual women’s recurve, bowing to Diananda Choirunisa of Indonesia in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.Engaged in a tight battle, the final went down to the fifth set before the 15-year-old Dumaguete native yielded to the top-seeded Choirunisa, 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Tagle earlier beat Myanmar’s Thida New in the semifinals, 6-2, to assure herself of the podium finish.It was still a triumphant campaign for Tagle, who gave the Philippines its second silver medal in the biennial meet.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’Male standouts Luis Gabriel Moreno and Florante Matan missed out on advancing to the semifinals of the individual men’s recurve.Rogelio Miguel Tremedal, Mark Javier, Pia Elizabeth Biduare, Kareel Meer Hongitan, and Mary Queen Ybañez all failed to progress to the quarterfinals. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

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first_imgWushu bet Balangui trips US foe, assures Team PH of Universiade medal LATEST STORIES Greg Slaughter is slowly but surely getting back to peak form, and Japeth Aguilar has improved tremendously ever since Tim Cone took over as they form, hands-down, the most athletic, tallest frontline in the conference.Tip-off time is at 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Fuel Masters hope to author an upset and arrest a six-game losing streak to get back in the playoff hunt.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 other Ginebra weapons that complement its twin towers are import Justin Brownlee and a guard rotation—veteran LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson—which could stand out as the most efficient in the league.Thompson is an all-around talent who, whatever is needed, gets things done. In a 94-80 ripping of luckless Alaska on Saturday in Cebu City, the 6-foot-1 former Perpetual Help ace in the NCAA missed a triple double by two points after getting 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matthew Wright, Jeff Chan and import Brandon Brown will be leading the Fuel Masters.Meanwhile, Blackwater, another team that has a hot streak going—actually its franchise-best run—will shoot for a fourth straight victory when it clashes with TNT KaTropa in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Henry Walker arrived and rejuvenated the Elite, who will be seeking to claim another big fish in the Texters and step up their drive for the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESWith a four-game winning streak and looking more fearsome, Barangay Ginebra slugs it out with slumping Phoenix Petroleum to try to inch closer to a quarterfinal berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Playing like a well-oiled machine and with plenty of time to get even better in their bid for a repeat, the Gin Kings are one of only a handful of sides given a chance of thwarting sister team San Miguel Beer’s Grand Slam bid.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 respitelast_img read more

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first_imgThe usually reserved Irving also issued a challenge to his doubters to conduct their own studies and not rely on the information made by experts.“The whole intent was for people to open up and do their own research,” he said. “It wasn’t to say, ‘OK, let me figure out and go against science. Let me go against what I’ve been told is right, and all this stuff.’ It was just literally with the intent of, ‘Just to wake up and do your own research for once, instead of just assuming everything that’s told to you.’”Meanwhile, Irving joins a long list of celebrity “flat-earthers” including B.O.B and Tila Tequila.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Rapper B.O.B raising money for own satellite to prove Earth is flatADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Despite the backlash from netizens, the 25-year-old former Duke product has no intention of retracting his sentiments, as he stands by his bold claim.In an appearance on the “Holding Court” podcast of 11-time NCAA Women’s Champion coach Geno Auriemma, Irving expounded the thought process behind going against the assumptions made by scientists and experts.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“The whole intent behind it, Coach, it wasn’t to bash science,” he said, as relayed by Bleacher Report. “It wasn’t to have the intent of starting a rage and be seen as this insane individual. When I started seeing comments and things about universal truths that I had known, I had questions.”He added: “I won’t sit here and say that I know, but when I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, there’s not one picture of Earth – and we haven’t been back to the Moon since 1961 or 1969 – and it becomes like conspiracy, too, like, ‘OK, let me question this.’” 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 Dodgers’ title drought reaches 30 years with Series loss LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden on October 18, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBoston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving made headlines outside of basketball last February, when he made public his belief that the world is flat.READ: Kyrie Irving: Reaction to world is flat comment ‘hilarious’ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more