ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday urged top regional players to make themselves available for upcoming domestic tournaments, even as several of them prepared to turn out in Australia’s Big Bash League which runs alongside next month’s NAGICO Super50.Chief executive Michael Muirhead said the Super50 – the region’s premier one-day tournament – had been scheduled during a period to allow for maximum participation for the Caribbean’s leading players, and said their presence would be a fillip especially for West Indian fans.”There is an opportunity to have the best players compete for regional supremacy in the upcoming events,” Muirhead said.”The Board has looked at its tournament schedule and has placed each tournament at a time that allows our international players to participate in other competitions overseas.”We, however, value our competitions and we think the fans would want to see our best players compete against each other.”The Super50 bowls off from January 7-24 in Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts, and features eight teams spread across two groups doing battle in a preliminary phase before climaxing with semi-finals and a grand Final.However, the Big Bash which started on Thursday, runs through to the New Year and is set to also wind up on January 24.Several West Indies players will be campaigning in the Big Bash with the likes of marquee opener Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo, Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons all signed to various franchises.Players who fail to make themselves available for the Super50, will be ineligible for the Tri-Nations Series involving Australia and South Africa from June 6-26.Muirhead said with the packed schedule ahead next year, all players would also have the opportunity to develop further.”In the upcoming year, there are a number of tours in and out of the region and with that amount of cricket added, along with the phased roll out of the high performance program, the players will have a chance at better preparing themselves for producing at the highest level.”Following the Super50, the Regional First Class Championship will resume with the remaining five rounds on February 11.
Jamaica Scorpions coach Junior Bennett, has said that while he is concerned about the fortunes of the team in recent years, he is not too perturbed at the notion of losing his job. The former regional four-day and one-day championship-winning coach has for the past three years been prevailing over squads that have produced substandard outcomes. This lack of results has been evident in the regional first-class championship, where two years ago, the team finished fourth, and last year, fifth. The one-day team has not been firing on all cylinders either, with the team over the past three seasons having a record of two semi-final appearances, and a first-round exit. “If you are the coach of the side and they are not playing well, then you have to take responsibility for it,” Bennett told The Gleaner following the team’s eight-wicket defeat to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the WICB First-Class Championship at Sabina Park earlier this week. “But, in life, just you just have to do what you have to do. That’s the way I see it. That’s the way I work. You are going to have good times and bad times.” The defeat by Jamaica was their fourth of the season in seven outings, with the others being victories. It followed a surprising 82-run defeat away to Leewards Hurricanes the previous week. This has placed them in third position on 60 points and with only a mathematical chance of surpassing leaders and defending champions Guyana Jaguars, who has 107. B’DOS IN SECOND PLACE The Barbados Pride, 90, are in second position with Red Force fourth on 56, Windwards Volcanoes fifth on 41 and the Leewards rounding off the standings with 36. “No, I am not worried,” Bennett said when asked if he was worried that the team’s lack of results could cost him his job. “Anytime you play cricket and dominate for a period of time, you are going to have a time when you just have to rebuild,” Bennett added. The Scorpions, who changed captain from Paul Palmer Jr to John Campbell last weekend in a bid to try and arrest their flagging fortunes, are scheduled to face the Pride at Sabina Park this weekend in the eighth round of the 10-round championship.
With three gold medals and one bronze, Jamaica currently sit ninth of 56 countries competing at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games inside the Apia Sports Complex, located on the Pacific island of Samoa.Kevin Nedrick, who represented Jamaica at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Chile earlier this year, struck gold in the boys’ discus.He threw a personal best 20.12 metres and bettered his previous 19.00m standard.South Africans Werner Jakobus Visser and Burger Lambrechts finished second and third, respectively, with 19.78 and 19.31 metres.Prior to Nedrick’s shot put gold, Junelle Bromfield struck gold with an inspirational run in the girls 400 metres.She won in a time of 53.09 seconds, beating Jisna Mathew of India, 53.14, and Idamadudu Praise Oghenef of Nigeria, who clocked 53.20 for third.In a race where the lead dramatically changed three times in the last 80 metres, Bromfield made the decisive surge in her last few strides to win gold.Speaking at a press conference prior to the start of the Games, Bromfield said she would “be inspired by the recent successes of her senior athletes in Beijing in striving for a medal”.The Commonwealth Youth Games will end on Friday.- Shayne Fairman
ST JULIAN’S, Malta (AP):The hair is greyer, and the frame bulkier than in his footballing prime. But the player with the ball at his feet, standing in the late afternoon sun on a field near the Mediterranean Sea, hardly required ‘Platini’ emblazoned across his back for the selected onlookers at the private game to know it was the former France great in his comfort zone.In his third term as UEFA president, Michel Platini still seems to prefer to do much of his talking on the pitch, despite being the most powerful figure in European football and the favourite to be installed as Sepp Blatter’s FIFA successor in February.As FIFA was dragged further into the moral mire with the suspension of secretary general Jerome Valcke on Thursday, Platini maintained months of silence on the tumult as UEFA’s week-long gathering in Malta drew to a close yesterday. His renowned Gallic shrug met most questions about football politics when he emerged from the closed-door meetings.As Platini sat yesterday in a T-shirt and shorts sipping coffee with UEFA colleagues, shaded from the late summer heat near the hotel swimming pool, general secretary Gianni Infantino was left – once again – to be peppered with questions about beleaguered FIFA.”We played a football match here in Malta between the presidents and the secretary generals,” Infantino said at the media conference to close a week of meetings. “We agreed the one who loses the match should do the press conference.”For all the attempted quips, the Italian administrator did address the departure of his opposite number at FIFA.”We feel, of course, all very sad about the news coming on, almost on a daily basis (from FIFA),” Infantino said.The latest damaging episode unfolded Thursday after ticket sales agent Benny Alon, who has told journalists he had been a regular golf partner of Platini, alleged that Valcke had been prepared to profit personally from a deal for the black market trading of tickets to 2014 World Cup matches. Valcke denies having a deal or being offered money.
QUEENS, New York: ONE of the world’s leading athletes, Veronica Campbell-Brown, says based on her own experience, she distrusts the way anti-doping measures are effected. At the National Championships in 2013, Campbell-Brown returned a positive test for diuretics (lasix) and was provisionally suspended. She denied knowingly taking banned substances and was later cleared (October 2, 2013) by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and issued a public warning. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the sport’s world governing body, appealed the decision, but the Court of Arbitration for sport (CAS) cleared Campbell-Brown of all doping charges, citing the JAAA’s testing procedures for not being complicit with international standards. As a consequence of that experience, she has no faith in the system and is urging fellow athletes to be honest and arm themselves with enough information to avoid making incorrect decisions pertaining to doping. Seventeen-time Olympic and World Championships medallist Campbell-Brown was in New York at the weekend where she was a guest of honour at the 21st Children of Jamaica Outreach yearly function and presented with its Humanitarian Award for her work as a philanthropist. While here to collect her award, she was asked about a couple of current drug-related happenings in her sport, one relating to the Russian Federation – and, by extension, its athletes – being banned from competition after a systematic doping programme was uncovered; and corruption allegations against former IAAF president, Senegal’s Lamine Diack. “I tend not to judge people,” she said, when asked if the IAAF’s first-time decision to ban an entire country’s athletes from competition was unfair. “You never know what’s going on, and based on my experiences, which I really don’t want to go into, I really do not trust the system, and I won’t ever trust the system and that’s the most I want to say,” Campbell-Brown stated firmly. “But I do believe that God has blessed a lot of people and there are a lot of talented people out there, and the great talent that we have makes for great competition, but that’s all I’m going to say about that. “The federation made their ruling and I don’t know all the information they have to make that ruling,” she added. Diack is alleged to have taken bribes totalling more than US$1 million as part of a cover-up for Russia’s doping issues. “I do not know the president personally, so there’s nothing I can say on that matter,” was the Jamaican sprinter’s offering on that topic. She said the bad news isn’t good for track and field. “I do not follow the negative part of my sport too much, because it is not good for us, it’s not good for the upliftment of the sport,” the 33-year-old pointed out. “Track and field needs more support, we need more sponsors, and with the negative publicity that we’re getting, it’s not helping us, so I tend to just stay focused on me and I just pray that people will be honest in what they’re doing .”
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Backed by a trio of stars, the Cavaliers matched their longest winning streak since the 2014-15 season. They dropped a tight game at Houston on Nov. 9 and haven’t lost since. The streak started with wins at Dallas, New York and Charlotte.“I’m not Nostradamus so I did not see the streak,” James said. “But in the Houston game, I’d seen the way we played in that game. And I’d seen that if we could build off that game, then we can kind of turn the things around. That was a great road trip for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWade made 9 of 13 shots in his first game in Chicago since agreeing to a buyout with his hometown team in late September. Love grabbed 13 rebounds and made 8 of 13 from the field. James finished 9 of 15 with seven rebounds and six assists. The Cavaliers shot just under 52 percent.Kris Dunn led Chicago with 15 points. Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday scored 14 apiece as the Bulls fell to 3-19 with their ninth straight loss.“When the lights turn on, for whatever reason, when things get tough, we stop doing the things that make us a solid team, that make us a team that gets a good shot,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We stop running the offense and go back and try to get it all on our own. We can’t do that. We have to keep playing together on both sides of the ball. … Everybody has to be on the same page out there and we had too many breakdowns again.” 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 ROSE’S RETURNDerrick Rose ended his self-imposed separation from the Cavaliers. The point guard, who has been dealing with a sprained left ankle for much of his first season with Cleveland, returned to the Cavs on Monday to resume rehab and treatment. A frustrated Rose had left the team on Nov. 22 to contemplate his future.MIROTIC UPDATECoach Fred Hoiberg said the Bulls will decide after Tuesday’s practice if forward Nikola Mirotic will travel with the team to Indiana. Even if Mirotic goes, Hoiberg said it “might be a stretch” for him to make his season debut against the Pacers on Wednesday. The Bulls play at Charlotte on Friday and host New York on Saturday. Mirotic has been sidelined since Oct. 17, when he suffered two facial fractures and a concussion in an altercation at practice with forward Bobby Portis.QUOTABLE“This is a good one to come here for me and play well, but our team is the most important thing. So, no statements. No story lines.” — Wade on returning to Chicago.TIP-INSCavaliers: With Wade leading the way, Cleveland’s reserves outscored Chicago’s 49-28. … Love, Jae Crowder (nine points) and James combined to make 8 of 17 3-pointers. The rest of the team was 5 of 19. … The Cavaliers also beat the Bulls on Oct. 24. … Love has 16 double-doubles.Bulls: Bulls opponents have scored 100 or more 16 times. … Portis had 10 points and nine rebounds after missing a game because of a bruised right arm. … Holiday hit three 3-pointers and has made at least two in 20 of the 21 games he has played.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Sacramento on Wednesday night.Bulls: Visit Indiana on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IOC weighs Russian Olympic ban, risks provoking Putin STRONG STARTThe matchup between the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions and the team with the NBA’s worst record went as expected.Third in the league in scoring coming into the game, the Cavaliers grabbed a 61-45 halftime lead.James scored 15 in the half, driving hard and hitting from the perimeter while Wade chipped in with 12 points.James’ jumper from up top in the closing seconds of the first quarter sparked a 13-0 run that broke open a five-point game. Wade scored six points during that stretch, helping Cleveland bump its lead to 40-22.Love had 10 of his team’s first 13 points in the third as Cleveland increased it to 74-50. And theCavaliers remained in control the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, looks to pass the ball to Jose Calderon during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Chicago. The Cavaliers won 113-91. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — LeBron James could sense the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to click the last time they lost. But a streak like this? He wasn’t about to say he saw that coming.Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love each scored 24 points, James had 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 113-91 Monday night for their 12th straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
LATEST STORIES Despite serving as one of the KaTropa’s elder statesmen, Williams is hell-bent on representing the league’s seniors as he seeks to contribute alongside these fresh bloods.“I hope to see more from myself and I expect more from myself. We’ll see,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He’ll gladly take this one, though, as he looks to follow up a strong showing last season that saw him win his second Bogs Adornado Comeback Player of the Year award and a spot in the Mythical Second Team.“My body feels good. I think it’s more so on my mind that’s getting healthier. I’m just trying to keep myself healthier, eat right. I’m thankful that people notice the difference,” he said, owing his resurgence to his improved conditioning.“When you get older, you got to pay more attention to your body, listen to it and take care of it, eat right, get rest, and workout. That’s what I’m trying to do,” he said.Also playing a factor for Williams’ vintage form is TNT’s youth revolution, with the Fil-Am forward admitting that he feels rejuvenated playing with young guns like Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario.“The PBA has always been a young man’s league. I knew that early on when I came in. And I know you just got to prepare for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency PLAY LIST 03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s an extra oomph in Kelly Williams’ game on Friday.Seemingly turning back the hands of time, the 35-year-old was all over the court when TNT opened its campaign in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup against Rain or Shine, with him skying for rebounds, hustling for loose balls, and even delivering rim-rattling dunks.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Spurs bounce back behind Aldridge, clobber Kings Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Williams wound up with 11 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes on the floor as he was one of the few positives coach Nash Racela can look at for the KaTropa.“Kelly showed it last season. The expectation this conference, this season was to continue what he was doing previously,” Racela said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 2008 PBA Most Valuable Player, however, feels that he’s still far from his peak form.“I still don’t feel as conditioned as I was before at this point.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
PBA IMAGESSeeking to improve its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, AMA Online Education signed up veteran big man Jay-R Taganas and hardworking forward Michael Cañete.The two, together with former Centro Escolar University big man Joseph Celso, will all be making their season debuts for the Titans against Marinerong Pilipino on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Returning to AMA this conference, the 41-year-old Taganas is hoping to recapture his thunder after emerging as a solid double-double machine in the developmental ranks and setting the league record for most rebounds at 29 back in 2015.He last suited up for Tanduay in the 2017 Foundation Cup and is currently playing for Bulacan Kuyas in the MPBL.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCañete, meanwhile, has been recalled to the team after missing its last two games. He averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds in the Titans’ first two games this conference.Their arrival is just the latest in coach Mark Herrera’s big roster moves after he signed up collegiate studs Robbie Manalang, Arvin Tolentino, and Kyles Lao this past week. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 AMA is currently among the bottom teams this conference with a 1-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo is slowly building up its credentials for another Final Four run and the Lady Eagles had one thing in their agenda when they took on National University in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Eagles were on the losing side of the spectrum when they faced the Lady Bulldogs, 25-19, 25-19 20-25, 12-25, 15-7, in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De Leon, who had five of total points coming off blocks, denied Santiago in the net to give Ateneo a 21-17 lead and she blocked Audrey Paran two times to seal the Lady Eagles’ victory.Kat Tolentino, Madayag’s co-captain, said Ateneo learned to compose itself throughout the season after losing its first two games.“The mentality on the second round is that we’re a lot more comfortable, because the first two games we’re really new and we’re still adjusting with each other,” said Tolentino who had eight points in the win. “Now we’re really gelling here in the second round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carlos says UP coach Okumu didn’t speak Lady Maroons after loss to UST 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback That setback infuriated the team’s seniors and Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, and Maddie Madayag all wanted to get one back from NU.And that’s what they eventually did when they walloped the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This was a really huge boost for our confidence because we knew we could get back at the teams who beat us before,” said De Leon whose team climbed to the second seed, from fourth, with a 6-3 record.“This was big because not only did we get even with NU but we also bounced in the standings,” added De Leon who had nine points in the win. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Captain Madayag said the team had adjusted from the lessons they learned in their previous game against NU, and that was going back up immediately after a mistake.“Everybody adjusted well because we all played really well today, and if someone made an error they immediately corrected it the next play,” said Madayag who led the team in scoring with 13 points.And the mistake the Lady Eagles corrected was letting Jaja Santiago have her way against them.Santiago had 26 points in their first match but was limited to just 16 in the second meeting.And a big part of that was De Leon’s relentless defense.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Alvin Pasaol added 12 markers and nine rebounds, while Rian Ayonayon got 11 points, five boards, and two assists.Vince Tolentino also contributed 11 markers, two rebounds, and two dimes for Marinerong Pilipino, which forced a three-way logjam for the pole position at 7-2 with CEU and Akari-Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re on a roll and we want to keep on rolling going to the playoffs,” said coach Koy Banal. “Hopefully, we can bring this winning attitude going to the playoffs.”The Skippers jumped on the Coffee Lovers early, establishing a 31-16 lead late in the first quarter after a Kyle Toth triple which set the tone for the remainder of the game. View comments MARINERONG PILIPINO 99 — Robles 19, Pasaol 12, Ayonayon 11, Tolentino 11, Banal 9, Babilonia 6, Eboña 6, Iñigo 5, Terso 5, Lopez 4, Subido 4, Tratter 4, Toth 3, Brill 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 83 — Dionisio 17, Bitoon 13, Jackson 13, Pare 13, Fontanilla 7, Hallare 6, Rubio 6, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Alcober 0.Quarters: 31-18, 56-32, 80-55, 99-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Crabbe, LeVert star as Nets nip Grizzlies In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Marinerong Pilipino shot 50-percent from the field and even took a 30-point lead, 66-36, with a Robles triple at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter.It was a dominating display of basketball from the Skippers as all but one of the 14 players Banal inserted got a field goal.Aris Dionisio paced Gamboa-St. Clare with 17 points and 10 rebounds, as Chris Bitoon, Trevis Jackson, and Mohammed Pare all had 13 markers apiece.The Coffee Lovers remained at sixth place carrying their 5-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino booked its ticket to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs after steamrolling Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 99-83, Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Billy Robles anchored the charge as he fired 13 of his 19 points in the first half to help the Skippers coast to their sixth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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