NORWICH CITY VS MAN CITY,

first_imgNORWICH (4-1-4-1)RUDDY,PINTO, KLOSE,MARTIN, BRADY,O’NEIL,REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, HOWSON, NAISMITH,JEROMEAGUERO, BONY,SILVA, TOURE,FERNANDINHO, NAVAS,CLICHY, OTAMENDI, KOMPANY, SAGNA,HARTMANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)Manchester City are 10 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City and, with Tottenham Hotspur without a game and Arsenal in FA Cup quarter-final action, at home to Watford, City can move into third spot with a win at Carrow Road.After this game, City entertain Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League then have another home game, against rivals and neighbours Manchester United in the Premier League.However, City’s 15 league wins include 10 at home and only five away while they have just 13 goals on the road; their previous fewest goals on the road is 17, in 2005-06 and 2007-08. In each of the last two season’s City have scored 39 away goals.When the teams met in October, City needed a late Yaya Toure penalty to beat Norwich and stay top of the Premier League. Nicolas Otamendi’s header put the hosts in front, before Joe Hart inexplicably dropped the ball at the feet of Cameron Jerome for a Canaries equaliser.A frantic finale followed, as Toure scored from the spot after Russell Martin’s red card for handball. And before the end Aleksandar Kolarov missed a penalty.And in January City won 3-0 in the FA Cup at Carrow Road. Sergio Aguero scored in that tie to maintain his record of always scoring when he starts against Norwich. So far the Argentine has played five full games against the Canaries, scoring a total of six goals.Norwich test Sebastien Bassong, Robbie Brady, Andre Wisdom and Steven Naismith but Alex Tettey is out for the season. City, meanwhile, are still missing Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Australia’s Zampa set to make his mark

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC :Exciting leg-spin prospect Adam Zampa says he is keen on making his mark in the upcoming Tri-Nation Series against hosts West Indies and South Africa, which bowls off in Guyana on Friday.With just two one-day internationals to his name, the 24-year-old from New South Wales said one of his major objectives for the Caribbean tour was making himself a fixture in the squad.”The conditions are going to suit spin bowling, that’s for sure, and I see it as another opportunity to try and cement my spot,” he said as the squad assembled here Sunday en route to the Caribbean.”I know there’s a lot of one-day cricket coming up in the next 12 months, so I’ll be trying to cement that spot. It’s going to be tough, obviously. There are some tough opponents coming up but I’m looking forward to bowling to some good players. Zampa has undergone a steep learning curve in the last few months. He made his international debut during the one-day series against New Zealand away and followed up with positive performances in the Twenty20 World Cup in India.EVENTUAL CHAMPIONHe then turned out for Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League, taking 12 wickets in five games, including a haul of six for 19 against eventual champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam.More important, he said playing alongside the experienced former India Test and ODI captain, MS Dhoni, and national skipper Steve Smith, was a boost for his cricket.”It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for sure, particularly with the IPL. Not too many overseas spinners get that opportunity, so for me to have that opportunity straight off the back of the World Cup has been amazing,” said Zampa.”I think Melbourne Stars was good for me, playing under [David] Hussey in particular as a captain. I got to work with Trent Woodhill, my mentor, so ever since I made that decision, it’s kind of turned me around a little bit.”Australia open their campaign against West Indies at the National Stadium at Providence next Sunday.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Miller’s eyeing lots of good things in 2016

first_imgA gifted and highly successful athlete at the age group level, hotshot Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller really graduated to the senior ranks last season, winning silver at the World Championships in the 400 metres a result that she says has increased her confidence and improved her approach.The sprinter only failed to win two of her nine races last year with two second place finishes including her personal best run at Beijing, the only blemishes on what would have been a perfect season for her.She would, however, tell you that it was a perfect season, because it showed her just exactly what can be accomplished and has served as a motivating factor in her campaign this season.Miller continued where she left off, with an unbeaten start to the 2016 season, which was extended yesterday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon with a 50.15 seconds win over Americans Francena McCorory, 50.23 and Natasha Hastings, 50.86.Jamaican pair Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 51.07 and Shericka Jackson, 51.34, finished fourth and fifth respectively.The 22 year-old says she is approaching this season with more positivity and confidence as she hopes for an upgrade on last year’s medal at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The sprinter, who is set to compete in the 200m at the Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix on June 11 inside the National Stadium, said she is happy with her season so far and how well she has been reacting in training.POSITIVE MINDSET”Things have been going extremely well for us in training,” Miller told The Gleaner. “Since last year we came out with a more positive mindset for this year and we are expecting the best for this season. Training has been going really well and we are also expecting a lot of good things this year.”Miller has already grazed her personal best, clocking 49.69 in her 400m season opener at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational in April, which was just outside the 49.67 she ran at the World Championships in Beijing last year.”I’m really thankful for the victory. The race didn’t go as well as I had hoped but I guess I’ll have to go back to training and look at a few things but it felt OK. We had a good field as always so I’m happy for the competition and happy to get the win,” said Miller. “I know the hard work that I put in and the good thing about me is I love a good competition so when I feel someone pulling up beside me it always gives me an extra push.”Miller added that she is looking forward to competing in Jamaica.”I am really looking forward to that, I am expecting a good race so I’m really excited for that event,” said Miller.last_img read more

Continue reading »

UWI look to rebound against Portmore United

first_img RSPL standings Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Humble Lion 10 6 2 2 13 6 7 20 UWI FC 10 6 2 2 13 8 5 20 Portmore 10 5 3 2 10 8 2 18 MBU 9 5 1 3 10 7 3 16 Arnett 9 4 3 2 12 7 5 15 Tivoli 10 4 2 4 12 9 3 14 FC Reno 10 3 4 3 9 9 0 13 Jamalco 10 3 1 6 12 15 -3 10 Mav-Hugh. 10 1 7 2 11 14 -3 10 Waterhouse 10 3 1 6 9 12 -3 10 Harbour View 10 2 3 5 8 12 -4 9 Boys’ Town 10 2 1 7 9 21 -12 7 The University of the West Indies (UWI) will look to rebound when they host Portmore United in a top-of-the-table clash in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) today at the UWI Bowl, Mona. Match time is 3:00p.m. The game is one of six scheduled to end Round One of the nation’s elite competition. UWI was pulled down from their position as sole leaders after a 1-0 loss against reigning champions Montego Bay United on November 6. They are now joined by Humble Lion at the top on 20 points; however, the Clarendon-based team has control of the 12-team standings by virtue of a better goal difference. UWI, who are in their second season in the RSPL went on an unbeaten seven game run that started on September 18 and will look to get back on track against third placed Portmore United in today’s big clash. The Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle coached team will look to the likes of skipper Rochane Smith, who is the competition’s joint leading top goal scorer on six goals, the same as Boys’ Town’s Shamar Nicholson. Smith is expected to get support from Dawyne Smith, Andrae Bernal, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Flemmings. Portmore started the season a bit slowly but has picked up momentum and should give UWI a stern test. Portmore’s top players include captain Ewan ‘Butter’ Grandison, Stephen Williams, Kambuji McCalla and Damion Binns. In another game of high interest, Humble Lion are given the nod against the inconsistent Tivoli Gardens. Today’s games 3 p.m. – UWI FC vs Portmore United FC at UWI Bowl, Mona 3 p.m. – Tivoli Gardens FC vs Humble Lion FC at Edward Seaga Sports Complex 3 p.m. – Jamalco FC vs Montego Bay United FC at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Clarendon 3 p.m. – Boys’ Town FC vs Arnett Gardens FC at Barbican Complex 3 p.m. – Waterhouse FC vs FC Reno at Drewsland Stadium 3 p.m. – Maverley-Hughenden FC vs Harbour View FC at Constant Spring Complexlast_img read more

Continue reading »

MBU hunt $4 million to host CFU Club Championship

first_imgReigning local national football champions Montego Bay United (MBU) are on the hunt for an additional J$4 million in order to host Group C of the fast approaching Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship.The CFU had approved MBU’s request to host their group from February 20-27 at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, St James, but the club from the second city is a little short on arriving at their budget.The organisers granted US$104,000 ($13 million) to last season’s Red Stripe Premier League winners; however, they will need approximately J$4 million more to properly stage the leg in the regional club tournament.”We had the option to host the group, and did that. The CFU granted us, and now it is in process. We received US$104,000, but it will cost a total of J$17 million,” Orville Powell, chairman of MBU told The Gleaner yesterday, following the CFU’s announcement earlier this week.Powell believes by hosting the group, the country stands to benefit through sports tourism as Montego Bay is a tourist destination.”This is what the club is about, so just like last year, we are hosts again. It will also help in the development of football here,” he also added.MBU will clash with Elite Sports Club out of the Cayman Islands Grenades FC from Antigua and Barbuda; and Club Barcelona Atletico from the Dominican Republic.Meanwhile, RSPL 2015-16 runners-up Portmore United are drawn in Group D alongside champions Central of Trinidad and Tobago, Scholars International of the Cayman Islands, and SV Transvaal from Suriname.That group is set to be hosted at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from March 6-13.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Boyz Depart For USA Friendly

first_imgJamaica’s senior men’s football team will start preparations for its 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, when it faces the United States of America (USA) in a friendly international on Friday at the Finley Stadium in Tennessee at 7:30p.m. (Jamaica time). The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) released a 20-man squad last weekend following three weeks of training camps with local-based players. Ewan Grandison of Portmore United, Michael Binns (Portmore), Kevon Lambert (Montego Bay United (MBU)), Dwayne Ambusley (MBU), Jourdaine Fletcher (MBU), Shamar Nicholson (Boys’ Town), Owayne Gordon (MBU), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View) and Ladale Ritchie (MBU) are the local players who leave the island today. They will be joined by Romario Williams (Atlanta United FC), Cory Burke (Bethlehem Steele FC), Omar Holness (Real Salt Lake), Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Sergio Campbell (Unattached), Damion Lowe (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Oneil Fisher (Seattle Sounders), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Ryan Thompson (Saint Louis FC) and Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers), all based in the USA. After playing the Americans, Jamaica will turn its attention to Honduras in another friendly in the United States on February 16. Reggae Boyz manager Roy Simpson says the majority of the players selected are for the future. “The composition of the squad is the players who have the life to take us to the 2022 World Cup,” Simpson told The Gleaner. “Although you might see a few ageing players, the majority are young talent,” he added. With regards to the overseas players, Simpson said that it is not a FIFA date, so the players selected are those available. “Based on the goodwill of the clubs, we have some professional players in the team. They will get to Tennessee tomorrow,” Simpson said. Striker Jourdaine Fletcher is heavily tipped for a first cap in the senior team. He gained selection after scoring 34 goals in all competitions as a schoolboy playing for daCosta Cup champions Cornwall College last season. Fletcher was the leading scorer for Faulkland in the 2016 Western League. He transferred to reigning Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United and scored on his league debut against Waterhouse this month. The game will be the first time the teams meet in a friendly since their 1-1 draw in 2006. Further, this is the first time both are meeting since the semi-finals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where Jamaica beat the United States for the first time on US soil. The US will be using the match to prepare for its upcoming 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, respectively. Jamaica, on the other hand, will be using this game to prepare for the defence of its Caribbean Cup title and also this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Calabar and Edwin again

first_img DOUBLE WINNER Meanwhile, Cemore Donald was a double winner, adding the Class Two girls 800m title to the 1,500m title she won on Friday. The Edwin Allen athlete posted 2:08.01 to win ahead of Petersfield’s Shaquena Foote, 2:09.39, and Hydel’s Charokee Young, 2:17.28. Earlier, Excelsior High School’s Ackera Nugent’s frustration was palpable as she was beaten in the Class Three girls 80m hurdles by a fast-finishing Crystal Morrison of St Jago. Rayon Butler pulled off a coup on his St Elizabeth Technical High School teammate, Jauavney James, in a tight finish to win the Class One boys 800m final. The highly favoured James showed it was all love, hugging his teammate after the race, which Butler won in 1:50.24 to James’ 1:50.27. Leon Clarke of St Jago was third in 1:51.11. Chrissani May of Holmwood stamped her class on the girls Class One 800m with a 2:11.17 win ahead of Edwin Allen’s Asshani Robb in 2:11.26. Edwin Allen’s Gabrielle McDonald shattered her Class One 100m hurdles record on her way to winning the final in 13.12. McDonald, a former Holmwood student, erased her mark of 13.52, which she set in the heats. Wolmer’s Janeek Brown was second in 13.16 ahead of Nicolee Foster, who finished third in 13.40. Calabar’s De’Jour Russell turned in a scintillating performance to win the Class One boys 110m hurdles in a new meet record of 13.21. Russell, who was suffering from a hamstring injury entering the championships, eclipsed the previous mark of 13.24, which was held by KC’s Omar McLeod. Russell’s teammate, Orlando Bennett, was second in 13.52, while third went to JC’s Oquendo Bernard in 13.53. St Jago’s Jahvel Granville won the boys Class Three 100m hurldles in a new meet record 12.90. Granville’s time erased the previous mark of 13.10, which was set by Kamali Simpson. KC’s pair of Timothy Lee (13.17) and Tajae Francis (13.33) was second and third, respectively. St Jago’s Kimara Francis delivered an upset to defending champion Sanique Walker of Vere Technical, coming from behind to win the Class Two girls 400m. Francis posed 54.11 to Walker’s 54.19 with St Catherine’s Anna-Kay Allen in third in 55.06. Petersfield’s Kevin Nedrick won the Class One shot put in a new meet record of 20.65m. Nedrick’s throw erases the previous mark of 19.52m, which was held by Demar Gayle of Edwin Allen. Calabar’s Kyle Mitchell was second in the event with a throw of 17.64m, while KC’s Zico Campbell was third with a mark of 17.52m. Calabar High defied the pre-meet odds last night while Edwin Allen High’s girls posted an expected victory as an exciting and sometimes tension-filled ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships ended inside the National Stadium. Edwin Allen clinched the girls’ title in late afternoon, but the boys’ race went down to the final event. Going into the 4×400 metres, Kingston College, the pre-meet favourites, led by four points – 309-305. Calabar, as expected, swept to victory with ace 400 metres sprinter Christopher Taylor on anchor. KC needed to be in at least third to win the title. They ended in fifth. The National Stadium was turned into a sea of green and black as Calabar finished on 317 points, three ahead of KC, to cop their sixth straight title and 27th title overall. It also extended what was already their longest streak in control of the Mortimer Geddes crown. The top two were followed by Jamaica College (203), St Jago (157), St Elizabeth Technical (114.50) and Wolmer’s (82). Edwin Allen retained their girls’ title after comfortably scoring 304.5 points. Hydel finished second with 255, followed by St Jago (246), Holmwood (238), Vere (117.5), Excelsior (113), Wolmer’s (54) and Immaculate (40). Calabar’s Christopher Taylor was one of the star performers of the meet as he captured the boys Class One 200m, 400m, as well as helping his team to gold in the 4x100m and 4x400m relay events. Taylor ran his heart out to win the Class One boys 400m as he beat teammate Anthony Carpenter in 46.45 seconds. Carpenter, who was fifth in the event last year, clocked 46.53, while Kingston College’s Dawshawn Morris was third in 47.18. The 17-year-old Taylor then returned to capture the Class One 200m in a respectable 20.70. Excelsior’s Andel Miller was second in 20.90, while Taylor’s teammate, Tyreke Wilson, was third in 21.03. Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson added the Class Two boys 800m title to his 1,500m bronze after a stunning final 100m to edge Kingston College’s Tarees Rhoden on the line in a time of 1:52.49. Rhoden posted 1:52.53, while Munro’s Rushane Fullerton was third in 1:53.31. KC’s Ugandan athlete Aryamanya Rodgers won the 5000m Open in 15:07.58. Rodgers’ teammate, Shane Buchanan, the steeplechase champion, was second in 15:20.94, while third went to St Elizabeth Technical’s Shemar Salmon in 15:21.56.last_img read more

Continue reading »

‘My Pinoy grandpa inspired me to play’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger has been dribbling a ball ever since he was a small boy. In his early years, like most boys growing up in Germany, he did it with his feet in an open grass field.“I’m a late bloomer (in basketball),” Standhardinger told the Inquirer after Gilas Pilipinas finished fourth in the Jones Cup in Taipei, where he made his international debut for the country. “I have my grandfather to thank for that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES The 6-foot-8 forward from Munich took to basketball when he was 12, encouraged by Pablo Hermoso, the father of his mom, the former Elizabeth Santos Hermoso. It started his love affair with the sport.“My grandfather took me to parks whenever he played,” he said of Pablo Hermoso, who saw action for Shell in the CYMCA league in the 1950s. “He was the one who influenced me to [play] basketball. I played whenever he played.”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’Standhardinger never forgot his heritage—especially the basketball part of it—that he finally considered a two-year-old offer by Gilas coach Chot Reyes to play for the national team.“I don’t know what the future brings, but right now, my heart is with my national team,” Standhardinger said.Volleyball-playing sistersIndeed, basketball has become a career for Christian, the eldest in a brood of three of Guenther Standhardinger and Elizabeth. His sisters, twins Kathrin and Kristin, are a year younger at 27 and play competitive volleyball. View comments “Christian plays hard all the way,” Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag says. “He’s exactly the kind of player this team needs, the type of player that fits the Gilas character.”Standhardinger played his guts out in the Jones Cup, holding his own in a tough international field that saw the Philippines play against a European power in Lithuania, traditional Asian contenders like Iran, South Korea and Chinese Taipei and the experienced Canada 150 side that eventually won the championship.It’s evident in Taipei that Standhardinger is all heart on the court. In several interviews with the international media, he proudly yelled “Puso!”, the battlecry of the Gilas Nationals.Standhardinger will suit up in the Fiba Asia tournament in Beirut, Lebanon, replacing Andray Blatche—the country’s naturalized player since the 2014 World Cup in Spain—who refused to go with the team for the Aug. 8 to 20 showcase.After that, the pony-tailed National will head straight to Kuala Lumpur for the Southeast Asian Games, where the Philippines will try to win its 19th basketball gold and keep its supremacy in the region.Naturalized playerStandhardinger will play as a naturalized player in the Asian championship and as a Filipino in the SEA Games. His failure to get a Philippine passport before he turned 16 is the thing that’s keeping him from playing as a Filipino in tournaments supervised by the Fiba.But with dual citizenship, he is eligible to play in the PBA as a local. And that is certainly enticing news for any ball club rebuilding for the next season. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos 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 respitecenter_img LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Like Christian, who went to University of Nebraska and then University of Hawaii, the sisters took their volleyball acts to the United States before returning to Germany after graduation to play in the regional leagues.Standhardinger applied for the 2014 NBA Rookie Draft but was not selected. (Like him, Jared Dillinger also played for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors).The Filipino-German became available for the Gilas squad after his contract with SC Rasta Vechta in Germany’s ProA league expired. He was the league MVP last season.His trump card has always been his work ethic and how he plays the game.Gilas characterADVERTISEMENT Fernando, Mauricio split bikes race honors Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Continue reading »

CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees “I think we overachieved,” he said, after the Hawkeyes dealt the Scorpions a 79-69 Game 2 defeat.“I’m so proud of my players because they always gave their best and that’s the reason why we made it in this stage.”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’With the decks stacked against them, CEU shocked top-seed Flying V in the semifinals to arrange the date against Cignal behind the heroics of Rod Ebondo and the troika of guards in JK Casiño, Aaron Jeruta, and Orlan Wamar.Unfortunately, that dream run didn’t get a happy ending as the Hawkeyes swept CEU in the best-of-three championship series, 2-0. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though Garcia rued the missed chance, the youthful mentor shared that he’s hopeful that the Scorpions picked up valuable lessons through the course of the campaign.“I just told them that every time we’re given these kinds of opportunities, we have to grab it. We can’t be content and we have to continue giving our best to make it to the next level,” he said.Garcia will now prepare CEU for its title retention bid in the UCBL.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay 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 JK Casiño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Centro Escolar University coach Yong Garcia, there’s no shame in losing to Cignal HD in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.After all, even he did not expect his side to make it this far in his first conference at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games: Centeno, Amit on course for 9-ball gold medal battlelast_img read more

Continue reading »

NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees PH top badminton bet looks to improve after first SEA Games stint Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “That trade from the Lakers basically ended my career and purpose,” he told The Vertical. “I was never really myself ever again. Being in L.A., the structure, the people I knew, it hurt leaving.”Now completely sober, Odom is weighing in his options, revisiting an offer from the Lakers brass to serve as a player development coach, or suite up for Ice Cube’s upstart BIG3 league next year.“It would give me something to do,” Odom said on the possibility of joining the 3-on-3 tourney.  “That league is going to last. It’s not going anywhere, and more dudes will get down with it.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:40Filipinos 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 Lamar Odom  AP FILE PHOTOBoston Celtics legend Paul Pierce recently signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics and will have his jersey retired with the team at some point next season.READ: Celtics ink Paul Pierce to one-day contractADVERTISEMENT Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom seeks to do the same and retire as a member of the team he considered home the most.Far removed from his playing days, the 37-year-old sixth NBA Man of the Year winner expressed his desire to sign a one-day ceremonial contract so he could officially retire as a member of the storied franchise.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 lanky lefty played seven seasons with the Lakers from 2004 to 2011 and was an instrumental piece in the team’s back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.Odom, who faced several drug-related issues since his exit from the league, also said his departure from LA caused his downward spiral. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Continue reading »