With the $4 million Pick-9 having been caught by a lucky punter at Caymanas Park last Saturday, it starts anew with a guaranteed minimum of $1 million.Both Super-6s offer guaranteed minimums of $750,000, the first embracing races one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11.We look at the first Super-6 on the O&S Tack Room-sponsored programme, the opening race confined to $180,000 claimers over 1820 metres. ABOVE THE RADAR, with Rayan Wilson aboard, steps down two classes after his disappointing performance behind BATIDOR D’MUNDO over the distance last Saturday, but is expected to rebound among these lesser lights.He finished a floundering last over what is considered his pet trip. But now back among his peers and only CUTTER and POCKET MONEY capable of testing him in an eight-horse field, ABOVE THE RADAR, now taking orders from trainer Lawrence Freemantle, should score easily.TARANIS, who was a beaten favourite behind ROAD WI SEH in the August 8 TOBA Trophy over 1400 metres, is tipped to recoup losses with Shane Ellis aboard in the second race for three-year-olds over a mile.fast-run raceTARANIS hurt his chances by rearing at the start in the TOBA Trophy and finished 10 lengths fourth in what was a fast-run race. He continues to look sharp at exercise under the watchful eye of trainer Richard Azan, however, and only needs a clean break to upstage the unbeaten course winner ANOTHER BULLET (Paul Francis up) and WAHEED NAJMAH (Shamaree Muir) in a field of 10.NEW KINGSTON, having won two of his last four races and finishing a good third to CLASSY PROSPECT in the Emancipation Trophy over 1300 metres on August 1, steps down to $450,000-$400,000 claiming for the third race and should have little difficulty in winning over a mile. The evergreen nine-year-old gelding from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta is clearly a cut above his nine opponents and with former champion Omar Walker taking the ride should lead home the recent winner OUR CREATION.PRINCESS SHEMIKA, with Walker up, only needs a clean break to topple rivals in the fourth race over 1300 metres to be contested by 10 starters. She has secured a good draw on the outside of the field and with third generation trainer Steven Todd enjoying good form, having posted a double last Saturday, PRINCESS SHEMIKA gets the nod over GREAT BROWN and GENUINE FRIEND.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by ROUGH PATRICK under former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry and FLASHY MAMA MIA with apprentice Marc Griffiths aboard. Their respective dangers are COURT CALL and GOLD CHARM.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) ABOVE THE RADAR/CUTTER(2) TARANIS/ANOTHERBULLET(3) NEW KINGSTON(4) PRINCESS SHEMIKA/GREAT BROWN(5) ROUGH PATRICK/COURTCALL(6) FLASHY MAMA MIA/GOLD CHARM
‘Russia Wi Seh’ The public is being reminded that tickets for Jamaica’s start in the 2018 World Cup Journey, ‘RUSSIA WI SEH’, are now on sale at outlets right across the island. Ticket prices are Grandstand 1, $5,500; Grandstand 2, $6,500 and Bleachers $1,200 per person. Of special note is the Early Boyz, Bleachers Special price, which is $1,000 up to midnight today, or until stocks last within the period. The Jamaica Football Federation is encouraging patrons to buy tickets very early and attend the match early on Friday, September 4. Match time is 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Overseas-based members of the Reggae Boyz squad began arriving in the island on Sunday, with Darren Mattocks, Je-Vaughn Watson and Demar Phillips. The Nicaraguan team arrived yesterday evening. Tickets outlets are as follows: Petcom (Portmore), Western Sports (Twin Gates and MoBay), York Pharmacy, Total petrol station (Stanton Terrace, Liguanea, Dunrobin), Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Captain’s Bakery (all locations), Richie B’s Liquor Centre (Mary Brown’s Corner). JustBet plugs into World Championships sales With Jamaica finishing second after accumulating 12 medals – 7 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze – JustBet bettors are not the only ones to win in sports betting. Since the release of top betting odds in the market for the IAAF World Championships, JustBet terminal operators have been turning up sales. Additionally, bettors have been rolling in to place their wagers on The Barclays English Premier League, La Liga, and other sporting events, as JustBet continues to offer the most competitive odds. There are more than 200 JustBet agents islandwide, all increasing their sales targets and far exceeding earnings from the previous year. For their exemplary efforts, Supreme Ventures Limited, through its JustBet sports betting brand, is rewarding the terminal operators with various prizes. Operators are being given the opportunity to win attractive cash prizes, back-to-school vouchers, utility vouchers, grocery vouchers, mobile credit vouchers, etc. There are also two top monthly rewards that will be given to the JustBet operators who have shown the most significant increases in sales. “We have always encouraged our agents to adopt marketing strategies that will allow them to earn more revenue and ensure the success of their business,” said Karetha Wilson, customer relations manager, JustBet. She added: “The agents and terminal operators who continue to excel at growing their business are rewarded for their efforts. We want our agents to know that it pays to play with JustBet, so get on board with us. JustBet continues to guarantee the fastest payout of winnings to its players and offers very competitive odds on a wide range of sporting events.” National Self-Serve top Clarendon Business House football KINGSTON: National Self-Serve Wholesale defeated Island Farm Supplies 3-1 in the final of the Clarendon Football Association/Tait’s Pharmacy/Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Six-A-Side Football competition at Bushy Park on Sunday. A double strike from Tevin Dias and one goal from Lloyd Salmon earned the champions a come-from-behind victory, after Tevin Powell’s headed goal gave Island Farm a deserved half-time lead In the curtain-raiser, National Water Commission beat Young’s Limited 4-2 in the play-off for third. Dias was selected Most Valuable Player of the 10-team competition, while Young’s Limited were rewarded for being the most disciplined team. Michael McLaren, head of Tait’s Pharmacy, said it was important to revitalise the competition, which was dormant for the last two years. After receiving a special award for more than 30 years of service to business house football in the parish, McLaren said the programme forms part of the company’s corporate responsibility to the communities in Clarendon. McLaren was also lauded by Michael Ricketts, president of the Clarendon FA and Andrew Hancel, who is the media relations officer at the government-run INSPORTS. Everton’s Gibson in drunk-driving crash MANCHESTER, England (AP): A Premier League footballer must serve a 12-month community order and has been banned from driving for 20 months after driving into three cyclists when over the legal alcohol limit and failing to report the crash. Darron Gibson, the former Manchester United midfielder who now plays for Everton, pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to driving with excess alcohol, driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident had occurred on August 16. The 27-year-old Gibson’s car mounted a pavement and struck three men who had stopped at the roadside to fix a broken bicycle chain. Gibson drove off and then pulled into a gas station where he collided with a petrol pump. Gibson must pay a total of about £6,000 ($9,200) in damages, compensation and costs.
New Reggae Boy Clayton Donaldson believes his stint with the Jamaica national team in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers will prove fruitful. Donaldson, who currently plays for Birmingham in the English Championship, has a reputation for scoring goals and has been prolific for his last three clubs. And the player, who has two caps for England’s C team, is also respected for his all-round play and wants to carry his good form into Jamaica’s national set-up. “I have been chosen to try to improve the (Jamaica) team and try to give my best and score goals. I have scored goals in England at all levels, so I am here and I will try to give my best and get goals for Jamaica as well,” he told reporters following a press conference at the Pineapple Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. “The aim is to help the team try and achieve their goals and reach the World Cup. I am a striker and I try to get goals, and if my goals can help Jamaica reach the World Cup, then so be it,” he added. His ancestral homeland Donaldson, now 31 years, admits he had aspirations of playing for England, but has long followed Jamaica’s football, and the opportunity to play for his ancestral homeland just came. “I watched some of the players in England, so I knew a lot of players. I grew up with Theodore Whitmore and Ian Goodison when they played at Hull City. I was a youngster coming through so I used to watch them all the time. So as time went by I knew for a fact that I wanted to play for the Reggae Boyz. “I was playing League One before, so internationally you miss games. When you play in the Championship you can get international breaks where you can go and play for your country and not miss games for your club, and that was a major factor. So the opportunity came along this year,” he explained. “Also, my family from the past is Jamaican and it was easy for me to represent that. It was one of the main reasons, and once I got the opportunity I wanted to come and help Jamaica reach the World Cup,” he added. Donaldson says he knows the public will be very demanding when they face Panama in the first semi-final-round game at the National Stadium on Friday, beginning at 9 p.m., but he has no doubt he can get the job done. “It will be a test, but I believe in my ability and that I can achieve something with Jamaica, and I have every confidence in my ability to come here and do well for Jamaica,” he said.
DOHA, Qatar: Hansle Parchment believes the track and field world could be in for something special at Jamaica’s Olympics trials next month, as he expects fierce competition in the men’s 110m hurdles. The 24-year-old, who won bronze in the event at the 2012 Olympics followed by silver at the World Championships last year, is expecting fierce competition from the likes of Omar McLeod and Andrew Riley. McLeod burst on to the scene last year with some impressive times, before finishing sixth at the World Championships. The 21-year-old McLeod has gotten off to an even faster start this year, winning the World Indoor title followed by a new personal best clocking of 9.99 in the 100m. Fans will not have to wait long to see McLeod and Parchment match strides, as both men are scheduled to face the starter in tomorrow’s opening meet of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League series in Doha, Qatar. But it is next month’s clash that Parchment is really looking forward to, that’s the one which really matters. “Trials coming up is a stepping stone going forward into the Olympics and I am definitely looking forward to the competition,” Parchment said. “As we know we have some good guys coming up; Omar (McLeod) is there and (Andrew) Riley, just to name a few. “So it should be very interesting competition in Jamaica. I hope that we can turn a few heads when we compete at the trials.” Parchment is hoping with the emergence of such top level competition in Jamaica, hurdles will captivate the attention of local track and field fans and get the respect it deserves. “I have always said that hurdling is one of the better events, but just like some of the field events there is not so much attention given to it,” Parchment said. “People don’t really know who is hurdling, who is throwing or who is jumping most of the times, so we want to compete in such a way that people can see what’s happening in the hurdles. We want to raise the level of competition, so that people start talking about hurdling as one of the events to see.” With competition increasing in the event yearly, Parchment anticipates that youngsters will also start gravitating to the discipline more. As it relates to his chances at this year’s Olympics, Parchment is optimistic that once he stays healthy and focus he will do very well. “There has been one small setback, but other than that it has been a good season so far, especially in background training. I have done a lot more than I usually do, so I think I am on a good path,” Parchment said. “So once I keep working and keep the focus I know I will be good for the rest of the season.”[email protected]
Teen gunned down in Masbate Teng, the leading contender for the Conference MVP award, rued what could have been a dream run for Flying V as it already reached great heights after being only the fourth team to sweep the eliminations.“It’s unfortunate. We knew we could’ve achieved more. But we just don’t know what happened. But that’s basketball and those things happen and we just have to learn from it,” he said.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 failed championship campaign, though, does not diminish what Teng has achieved with the Thunder.Averaging a league-best 22.15 points, 6.85 rebounds, and 5.77 assists, Teng had a blast in one conference stay with Flying, recording the most triple-doubles in league history with three. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ But more than the numbers, what the 23-year-old cherishes the most were the learnings he had from coach Eric Altamirano.“I’ve really learned a lot from this Flying V team. I’m very thankful for the management, to our bosses, and to coach Eric — especially coach Eric because I learned a lot from his system. He really helped me a lot to be prepared for the PBA,” he said.As he braces for bigger challenges ahead, Teng shared that he’s taking this time to hone his craft as he raises the possibility of making the leap and joining the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“The time I have right now, I’ll work with my individual skills. I consistently work on my outside shooting and continue improving my basic skills. I need to do that so that I’ll be more prepared when I come to the PBA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28 View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESIt may have been a tough pill to swallow, but Jeron Teng acknowledged Centro Escolar University came out the better team against Flying V in their semifinals series.“I think they hit big shots in the late game. We also had open shots, but we just didn’t make it. It happens,” he said after the Thunder’s stunning exit in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 72-67 Game 3 defeat to the Scorpions on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The shoe features a navy blue Nike Flyknit upper with minute streaks of wine red resembling the Cavaliers’ new jersey. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES LeBron James’ 15th shoe has yet to hit store shelves but the King has already strutted a few colorways.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDuring the Cleveland’s Media Day on Monday, James debuted the “Cavs” colorway.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ UAAP: FEU claims solo fourth, thwarts NU Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide The shoes of LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers as he poses during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe wine red also appears on the Air bubble with a gold pop appearing on the tongue and heel tab.James’ 15th signature shoe is set to release on October 28.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRanidel de Ocampo went down with a calf injury in the first four minutes of Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals and did not return.But with the way backup forward Reynel Hugnatan filled in the gap, it was as if de Ocampo never left.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Black fears de Ocampo out of finals with calf injury Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Reynel is basically subbing in for AD so his playing time has been limited, not just in this series but also in the series before this. But with Ranidel going out, obviously he has to step up and take that position,” Black said.“He’s been doing that for me for the last three years so he’s been accustomed to doing that already.”Hugnatan is no stranger to showing up in big games, but his latest performance still managed to surprise him.“Of course I was surprised. And I thank coach Norman for giving me playing time. I know Ranidel is out so I just stepped up and luckily, my shooting was there,” said Hugnatan, who only scored two points combined in the first two games and was 0-of-2 from the three-point area heading into the game.Black said de Ocampo could miss the rest of the series, giving Hugnatan another opportunity to shine again starting in Game 4 two nights from now.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hugnatan exploded for 22 points, hitting seven triples in close to 39 minutes of play—numbers that de Ocampo is capable of putting up.“The game becomes a lot easier when you can make shots. Today we did a much better job at making our perimeter shots and a lot of credit goes to Reynel Hugnatan, who stepped up and made a lot of threes for us today,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 38-year-old Hugnatan hadn’t been playing as much since the arrival of de Ocampo following a three-team trade this conference.In fact, he was only averaging 6.5 minutes in Games 1 and 2 of the finals. But with de Ocampo out, Hugnatan had to play extended minutes and he made the most out of it. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “We’ll see on Friday,” Hugnatan said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Last December in Philadelphia, Sevyn Streeter performed the anthem wearing a “We Matter” jersey before the 76ers’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers.The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing earlier before the 76ers’ home opener, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a “We Matter” T-shirt. Following backlash from players and other members of the organization, the 76ers apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set FILE – Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, links arms with his teammates during the playing of the National Anthem before an NBA pre-season game between the Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 3. APNEW YORK — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took a knee at the end of her performance.Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch suspended game for shoving official Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Skye, who is black, is a recording artist from Brooklyn for Roc Nation. Rapper Jay-Z, the agency’s founder, was a part-owner of the Nets when they moved to Brooklyn five years agoPlayers from both teams stood along the foul lines during her performance, as NBA players have continued to do. Unlike the NFL, where some players have followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead and taken a knee during the anthem, the NBA has a rule requiring players to stand.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“We recognize that tonight’s national anthem singer kneeled briefly at the end of her performance and we were not aware that she was going to do so,” a Nets spokeswoman said.Skye isn’t the first anthem singer to make a statement during a performance. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Russian banned from Olympics wins Euro speed skating gold Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals FILE – Spain’s David Ferrer returns the ball to France’s Adrian Mannarino during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on October 31, 2017 in Paris. AFP PHOTOAUCKLAND, New Zealand — Four-time champion David Ferrer had to call on all of his experience to beat Chinese teenager Wu Yibing 7-6 (7), 6-4 Monday in the first round of the ASB Classic in New Zealand.The 35-year-old Spaniard, ranked 37th in the world and seeded seventh for the ATP Tour event, overcame difficulties in both sets before beating the 18-year-old Wu, ranked 314, in just under two hours.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Ferrer broke Wu to lead 4-2 in the second set but Wu broke back at 5-4 then slipped up in the 10th game, going down break point and then double faulting to concede defeat.“He was very tough,” Ferrer said. “The juniors are coming and it was not easy.“It was my first match this year which is never easy and the most important thing is I can win the match and I hope I will play better next round.”Ferrer’s second round opponent will be last year’s beaten finalist Joao Soa of Portugal who beat American Donald Young 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2.Sousa was strong on serve, sending down nine aces and winning 92 percent of points when he put his first serve in play. Young struggled in contrast, offering 14 break points and saving 10.ADVERTISEMENT “I think experience was the key,” a relieved Ferrer said after the see-sawing match on center court. “I have 18 years on him so I tried to play with all my experience in important moments.”Wu, the U.S. Open junior champion and the world’s top ranked junior, made a nervous start and dropped serve in the opening game. But he broke Ferrer in a marathon sixth game which extended to five deuces and in which he held four break points.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 folkThere was almost nothing between the players and rallies regularly ran to more than 20 shots.The first set went to a tiebreak in which Ferrer took an early 4-0 lead. But Wu stormed back and had two set points at 6-4 before Ferrer eventually prevailed to win the set after 73 minutes. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
Current NBA players and a panel of basketball media make up the rest of the ballot, each accounting for 25 percent of the voting, which concludes on Monday.In the second wave of fan returns, James polled 1,622,838 votes to edge ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (1,480,954) in the Eastern Conference and overall. 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 folkJames and Antetokounmpo are followed in the East frontcourt by the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (784,287) and the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (640,928). The Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is third in the conference and overall with 1,370,643 votes.In the Western Conference, Curry has amassed 1,369,658 votes, taking him clear of teammate Kevin Durant with 1,326,059. The Houston Rockets’ James Harden has 978,540 votes and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook 791,332. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Under a revamped All-Star Game format, the two captains this year will choose their rosters from the pool of players voted in as starters and reserves.The players polling the most outright votes in each conference will be selected as captains.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Celtics overcome 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers pause on the court during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOCleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors playmaker Stephen Curry are on course to be chosen as conference captains for next month’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles, voting results showed Thursday.James and Curry lead the latest fan voting which accounts for 50 percent of the ballot to determine the 10 starters for the All-Star Game on February 18 at the Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone