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Hylton’s suspension fundamentally repugnant – Crowne

first_img NATURAL JUSTICE Crowne said that the provisional suspension not only violates WADA’s code, but also the code of the Anti-Doping Act as he questioned JADCO’s authority to issue such a suspension when it is the same entity bringing the case against his client. “That process is completely at odds with – forget even sports law, basic natural justice principles,” Crowne said. “There’s no way that survives. It’s exactly like if a police officer arrests you and says ‘for your bail hearing, you’re going to appear before the Commissioner of Police.’ People would laugh at that process. “This is how JADCO has been doing it since 2008 and there are dozens of athletes who have been affected by this. They’ve either given up or just said ‘let’s just get to the main hearing.’ JADCO has no ability to conduct its own hearing. That is fundamentally repugnant.” Crowne said he is pushing this matter, not only for Hylton but also for future athletes who may find themselves in a similar situation. He describes it as being of “great national importance” that JADCO acts within the rules of the Anti-Doping Act. JADCO’s attorney Lackston Robinson argued against Crowne’s suspension appeal, saying that it will raise what he described as jurisdictional issues, as he claimed the independent panel overseeing the case has no authority to make a decision on the matter. The day’s proceedings took longer than expected as it lasted just under two and a half hours. This was also because the two sides in the matter had a lengthy debate on the deadline for submitting documents to be presented as evidence in the trial. The date of the official hearing was set for May 30 and 31 at 10 a.m. each day, however the preliminary hearing will continue at 2:30 this afternoon at the same venue. The independent panel overseeing the hearing consists of Chairperson Georgia Gibson-Henlin QC, Japheth Ford, the medical representative and Denise Forrest, the sports representative. Riker Hylton’s attorney, Dr. Emir Crowne, said he had a busier day than he had expected in the preliminary anti-doping hearing of the 400 metres sprinter at the Jamaica Conference Centre, in Kingston yesterday. Crowne set out to prove that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) had “fundamentally violated” World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules by provisionally suspending the national athlete while he faces trial. In doing this, he also requested that the suspension be lifted, much like 400m sprint hurdler Kaliese Spencer’s attorney Paul Greene did in her case on Wednesday. Spencer and Hylton, although involved in separate cases, are both alleged to have failed to submit or evaded a sample request by a collection officer, under Article 2.3 of JADCO’s rules. However, both athletes deny these allegations.last_img read more

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Windies take on Pakistan, SA in official warm-ups

first_imgLONDON, (CMC):West Indies will play official warm-up matches against Pakistan and South Africa ahead of their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup starting this June in England.The Caribbean side face the Pakistanis in Leicestershire on June 20 before clashing with the South Africans two days later in Oakham.West Indies then play their first game of the tournament on June 26 when they take on reigning champions Australia at the County Ground in Taunton.Captain Stafanie Taylor said the two official warm-up game will be crucial in her side’s preparation.”We are waiting eagerly for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and these practice matches will be just the kind of preparation we need ahead of it,” the Jamaican batting star said.”We know this is going to be a tough tournament, but we have the confidence of the ICC World Twenty20 victory behind us and go into the World Cup with confidence.”West Indies were good enough to reach the final of the last tournament four years ago in India before going down to the Aussies by 114 runs.ONE OF THE FAVOURITESThe reigning Twenty20 World champions, West Indies, will enter the tournament as one of the favourites, especially having matured as a 50-overs side in recent years.Each side will play each other once in the round-robin preliminary phase with the top four advancing to the semi-finals.The tournament runs from June 24 to July 23 and will see 31 matches played across five venues.West Indies, along with Australia, England and New Zealand qualified automatically for the tournament based on their top-four ranking in the ICC Women’s Championship, while India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Pakistan came through a qualifier staged in Sri Lanka in February.last_img read more

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Terrifying Thompson in Doha Diamond hunt

first_img There will also be much interest in the men’s 100m, where Asafa Powell will be chasing his 98th sub-10 seconds 100m race and a shot at old foe Justin Gatlin, who returns to the scene of his 9.74 season opener from two seasons ago. The two veterans are, however, in for a tough day with youngsters AndrÈ De Grasse and Akani Simbine looking to further lift their reputations. Powell clocked 10.18 at the Grenada Invitational, while Gatlin and De Grasse will be taking their first trip in the 100m this season. It will be interesting to see the interaction between Gatlin and the fearless De Grasse, who made a mockery of the American at the World Relays, looking across at him before passing him on the anchor leg of the 4x100m heat. South African champion and record holder Akani Simbine is easily in the best shape among the top boys in this one with the South African season already well and truly under way. The Olympic finalist has already ran under 10 seconds on five occasions – three of those coming at altitude. This has been the toughest start to a season since 2014 for Olympic finalist Annsert White, who will be looking to improve on his 50.38 and 51.71 times done at the UTech Classic and Drake Relays, when he lines up in the 400m hurdles, where American Kerron Clement and the world-leading hometown talent Abderrahaman Samba (48.31) are expected to do most of the running. National champion Megan Simmonds has already registered a 12.83 clocking this year, which doesn’t fall too far from her 12.79 personal best. She could be pushed to a fast time with the knowledge that world record holder Kendra Harrison will line up with her in the 100m hurdles. Olympians Natoya Goule in the 800m and Aisha Praught in the 3000m steeplechase will complete the Jamaican line-up in Qatar. The 2017 Diamond League has been restructured and will feature a structure which will see athletes earn points at the first 12 meetings to qualify for the two finals. The winners of each discipline in the finals will be crowned as IAAF Diamond League champions, and will earn US$50,000 plus the Diamond Trophy. The top-eight athletes will now be awarded points as opposed to the top-six under the previous structure. It’s only early May, but Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson is already looking extremely scary – for her rivals at least – ahead of what’s sure to be another medal-mining assault at this Summer’s World Championships in London. The double Olympic champion will shift her campaign into another gear when she lines up in the 200m at the circuit-opening Doha Diamond League meet at the Qatar Sports Club today after teasing track and field fans with impressive runs in the 60m, 100m, 4x100m, and 4x200m this year. Interestingly, the 24-year-old and her coach, Stephen Francis, seem to be turning the knob on her endurance conditioning with the sprinter adding the 400m to her build-up this season. Thompson dropped a wind-aided 10.75 seconds mark in her lone 100m, this after her blistering 6.98 indoor 60m run in February. She took that form to the World Relays, where she led Jamaica to first place in the 4x200m and walked by her American counterpart in the Penn Relays 4x100m; dropping jaws and raising eyebrows in what has been a promising start to her 2017 season. And now, the ‘Elaine Thompson Show’ will make a stop in the West Asian state She’ll have company in Simone Facey and Veronica Campbell-Brown, but the real show will come in the form of her clash with world champion Dafne Schippers, in what will be the latest chapter of one of the sport’s most exciting rivalries. Schippers has also looked good this season, with her 22.29 done in the middle of last month logged as the second-fastest time this year behind Tori Bowie’s 22.09. SCHEDULE – 10:15: Pole Vault Women – 10:45: High Jump Men – 11:03: 400m Men – 11:05: Javelin Throw Men – Goule) – 11:35: 200m Women (Elaine Thompson, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Simone Facey) – 11:45: Triple Jump Men – 11:50: 100m Hurdles Women (Megan Simmonds) – 12:05: 3000m Steeplechase Women (Aisha Praught) – 12:25: 100m Men (Asafa Powell) – 12:35: 400m Hurdles Men (Annsert White) – 12:45: 3000m Men EYES ON MEN’S 100Mlast_img read more

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Real Madrid in final again

first_imgMADRID (AP): Defending champion Real Madrid withstood an early onslaught by Atletico Madrid to reach a third Champions League final in four years despite a 2-1 loss to their city rivals yesterday. Atletico, who trailed 3-0 after the first leg, scored twice in the first 16 minutes at the Vicente Calderon Stadium to move within a goal of sending the semi-final, second-leg into extra time. But Francisco “Isco” Alarcon netted a crucial away goal for Real Madrid before halftime to secure a 4-2 victory on aggregate and a spot in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff. Madrid will try to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the competition’s new format was created in 1992. Madrid will be the first team to have a chance to defend their title since Manchester United made it to consecutive finals in 2008-09. Atletico end their Champions League campaign without a shot at the title and with their fourth straight elimination by their powerful Spanish rivals. Madrid defeated Atletico in the final last year and in 2014, and also eliminated the crosstown opponents in the quarterfinals in 2015. Atletico kept their hopes alive yesterday by scoring two early goals to ignite the crowd at the packed Calderon. Saul Niguez netted the first goal with a header off a corner in the 12th minute, and Antoine Griezmann added to the lead four minutes later by converting a penalty after Fernando Torres was tripped by defender Raphael Varane.last_img read more

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UP ‘still adjusting’ to departure of Gaiser, Tiamzon, Bersola

first_img“They really helped the team a lot during their stay and they were the ones who we played with last season,” said Molde at Filoil Flying V Centre. “And we’re still trying to fix our middle blocker position.”UP started the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on a three-game losing streak.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’Molde added that it’s up to her and the other older players to try to patch up the hole the three graduates left in the team.“It’s up to us older players to improve and help the team because we’re now the seniors here,” said Molde who came into the UP program with fellow open hitter Diana Carlos, and skipper Ayel Estrañero MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Parks added to Gilas’ Jones Cup roster 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 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 respitecenter_img “This is a new team, and some of the players here right now did not play last season and of course we’re still adjusting.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jocemer Tapic of Air Force unleashes a power hit as she defies UP’s triple-team defense made up of Rose Mary Cailing, Jessma Ramos and Isa Molde. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUniversity of the Philippines spiker Isa Molde said Wednesday the Lady Maroons are still adjusting to their life without the triumvirate of leaders who left the team right after Season 79 of the UAAP.Opposite hitter Nicole Tiamzon, middle blocker Kathy Bersola, and libero Pia Gaiser all left the UP program at the same time and Molde, who’s entering her third year, said they’re still trying to fill the void the three left in their team.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

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Quiel replaces injured Dolor in PH men’s volleyball team

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 ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Acaylar’s team lost in four sets against Hwasung City, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 25-14, at Songsan High School volleyball gym and that was where Quiel impressed Acaylar and his crew.Quiel said he is motivated by his inclusion as a member of the lineup for the Southeast Asian Games.“This will be a challenge for me considering I’ve replaced Dolor,” said Quiel in Filipino. “I’ll do my best to help my team and to serve my country.”Only the Final 12 will fly to Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games and will look to take a podium spot for the first time since Acaylar steered the country to a bronze medal finish in 1991.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We have two reserves, Peter Quiel and John Carascal, we coaches voted for Peter Quiel,” said Acaylar. “After our tuneup game against a club team, us coaches voted for Peter.” MOST READ Tanduay stretches win streak to five, dispatches Racal LATEST STORIES OUCH! Philippine team top spiker Greg Dolor suffered dislocated finger during a blocking drill in Korea training camp pic.twitter.com/sJ4J0xLJ8J— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) July 26, 2017Reserve hitter Peter John Quiel has replaced Greg Dolor in the the men’s national volleyball team line up after the coaches’ deliberation Thursday in Suwon City, South Korea.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’Head coach Sammy Acaylar and his assistants voted unanimously to slate in Quiel after Dolor injured his pinky finger on a blocking drill Wednesday at Sungkyunkwan University.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

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The longer Brownlee stays in PH, the more he feels at home

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter leading Barangay Ginebra to another title, Justin Brownlee would be the first to admit that he feels right at home here in the Philippines.“I feel more like a Filipino the longer I stay here. I love it here,” Brownlee said.ADVERTISEMENT Inspired Parker delivers for FEU with his family in attendance 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES And even after all the celebrations he’s been in with Ginebra winning back-to-back Governors’ Cup titles, the 29-year-old couldn’t stay away from the game he loves.He even follows UAAP games featuring the Adamson Soaring Falcons and his friend Papi Sarr, who, like Brownlee, is also handled by the same agent in Sheryl Reyes.“I like the team and I like (Sarr) as a player. I think he’s an incredible rebounder and when he gets the ball around the basket, you might as well say it’s two points,” he said. “It’s a lot similar. The college atmosphere, for me, has a lot of excitement especially with the band playing and the fans they get really into it. They get emotional. It’s really exciting.”Leaving the country on Tuesday, Brownlee couldn’t help but feel emotional as he leaves what he felt his second home once again.But the 6-foot-7 forward is keeping his fingers crossed that the Gin Kings will give him a call to return to the Philippines anew next season.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully, I could return pretty soon. I definitely would love to play the second and third conferences. I don’t think (Ginebra) has decided yet, but hopefully, I’ll be back, for sure,” he said. “I’m just trying to relax right now, reflect a little bit, and take it from there. But Ginebra will always be my priority.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That feeling shouldn’t come as a surprise given how warm the legions of Ginebra fans have welcomed Brownlee with open arms in the two years he’ve spent in the country.So inculcated is the soft-spoken reinforcement that he already has his go-to food whenever he goes out.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“I love the chicken adobo here,” he said.But it’s not just the food, as Brownlee said that what makes him love the country more is the people’s passion for the sport of basketball — the same reason why the former St. John’s standout found himself here, roughly 9,000 miles away from his hometown of Tifton, Georgia. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Booed by PH crowd, Standhardinger delivers for Hong Kong

first_imgStandhardinger hopes to hear cheers from the Filipino crowd next time he plays in the country.“I hope someday I can hear the cheers again. But today, it’s all good. It’s all love. I was so excited because the gym is full. What a great atmosphere,” he said. “This is what I love about the Philippines. They’re a great basketball country. We have a great basketball country. That’s why I love coming back here.“Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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. LATEST STORIES CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith Christian Standhardinger playing for the enemy on Sunday, there was a handful of fans who booed the Fil-German big man inside Mall of Asia Arena.But that was the least of Standhardinger’s concerns.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set His focus was to lead Hong Kong to victory and he delivered at the expense of Tanduay Alab Pilipinas to open their campaign in the 2018 Asean Basketball League.“I didn’t hear the booing. I think I just love the Filipino fans so if they cheer for me or boo me, it’s okay,” He said after the Eastern Long Lions’ 92-89 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneMaking his Philippine debut on Sunday, Standhardinger made his ABL debut in front of Filipino fans and passed his first test with flying colors with 26 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.His presence in the endgame was also crucial in Hong Kong holding off the home team with two crucial buckets in the final 20 seconds. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Survivor Series: Brand supremacy goes to Raw MOST READ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Standhardinger said that he likes what he sees with his new team, which is aiming back-to-back titles.“It’s good. We’re a great team and you see them fighting hard. They’re good guys and we just have to improve even more and work hard. I hope we come out of this season with more victories,” he said.Standhardinger also commended Alab and his former Gilas Pilipinas teammate Bobby Ray Parks, who led the late game rally and almost stole the win.“They really got everything in us. And Ray was a killer,” he said.“Luckily, we just stuck together because it was really hard. You can lose your focus, you can lose in your emotions. We got frustrated, but we kept going. We kept working hard and in the end, we came out with a victory as good as they are. I was just happy it was us who got the win.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Recruitment biggest challenge for Frankie Lim at Perpetual

first_img“We have a lot of work to do,” said Lim in a text message to INQUIRER on Friday.READ: Perpetual hires Frankie Lim as team consultantFEATURED 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 four-time NCAA champion coach said was personally approached by University of Perpetual Help System Dalta team owner and chairman Antonio L. Tamayo to join the basketball team as a consultant.“Chairman Tamayo took me in. I started last November 24,” he said. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lim has been working diligently with the Altas since his entry, preparing the team with Prince Eze and Keith Pido as the team’s leaders.But the 57-year-old mentor knows that Perpetual needs more pieces to bolster the team going forward.“I know that recruitment will be a challenge for me here,” he said.As for now, Lim is buckling down to work as he will have the Altas compete in the upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, set to open in January.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Frankie Lim. PBA IMAGESFrankie Lim wouldn’t deny that his new job as the team consultant for Perpetual Altas is going to be a huge challenge.Returning to the collegiate scene after leaving the confines of San Beda in 2011, Lim brings in a fresh eyes for the Altas, who  missed the Final Four last year with a 4-14 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Isaac Go on SportsIQ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

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Jaycee Marcelino savors championship feeling with PCCL crown

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments It’s been more than two months since Lyceum lost to San Beda in the championship series of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 And he also dabbled in the clutch for the Pirates when he put the Red Lions effectively at bay with less than a minute remaining.Lyceum held a 66-58 lead midway the fourth but the Red Lions managed to cut the deficit to four, 66-62, after Clint Doliguez finished the 6-0 run on a three-point play with 2:26 left.After the scoreboard stayed stagnant for more than a minute, Marcelino broke the silence and gave the Pirates a 68-62 lead with an elbow jumper 44.9 seconds left in the game.“I’m really that we became the champions for the first time and it was against San Beda,” said Marcelino. “I really wanted to get one against San Beda, and of course I also want to win in the NCAA.”“This is an experience for us and now we know what we have to do when we want to win another title.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings During that gap, Jaycee Marcelino never stopped working to stay on track.And on Thursday, Marcelino’s grind paid off as he led the Pirates to the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League against none other than the Red Lions.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 folk“My goal was to really become a champion,” said Marcelino in Filipino after the  70-66 clincher. “I want to experience that championship feeling that’s why every practice, every game I really give it my all and put in extra effort.”Marcelino poured in 19 points while grabbing nine rebounds and tallying three steals to pace the Pirates to be named  the Finals MVP of the tournament. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Martinez kicks off Winter Games stintlast_img read more

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