Well played Shiv!

first_img STEADY BATTING He scored 30 Test centuries in his international career. Statistically, his highest test score, 203, also tells a tale of steady batting. For him to score 11,867 runs without a triple century or any totals over 250 is remarkable. The corresponding measure is that he passed the 50 run mark 66 times in his career. You can’t avoid thinking that this former West Indies captain, who has a Test average of 51.37 runs, would have found 86 runs had he been selected more in these last few years. Besides that, his experience might have aided young debutant captain Jason Holder as the tall Barbadian seeks to find his feet in a challenging arena. That’s all moot now. At 41, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has taken the step all sportsmen face at some point. Perhaps, when the tales of West Indies cricket are told, the storytellers and coaches will pass on the lessons of batsmanship to be learnt from the Headley, Three Ws, Sobers, Greenidge and Haynes, Viv, Lara and Gayle. Hopefully, those tales will include a chapter on Chanderpaul as well. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. When Shivnarine Chanderpaul announced his retirement from international cricket recently, it just confirmed what everyone already knew – he would never play cricket for the West Indies again. The selectors had forced his hand by making it clear that they wouldn’t pick the little man again. It’s a pity because ‘Shiv’ has been obliged to walk away from the Test arena just 86 runs short of the all-time Test record held by Brian Lara. The position is that ‘Shiv’ couldn’t be picked just to chase a personal milestone. Underlying that position, one supposes, is a belief that he was long past his best. For those who treasure statistics, Shiv ends his Test career so near and yet so far. As a batsman who has scored almost 12,000 Test runs and nearly 9,000 runs in One Day Internationals, he surely would have gotten past the record had selection not been denied to him. In an era when fans of West Indian cricket have little to cheer about, Shiv’s approach to the record would have given them something to talk about. Interestingly, it is Lara who has said Shiv’s departure from the realm of international cricket has not been well handled. Shiv’s steady and productive presence in the maroon cap may yet be celebrated with pomp and ceremony, but so far, it has dropped as loudly as a feather floating down to a surface covered in carpet. The little Guyanese wasn’t perfect for all situations. Safe to a fault, there were times when the team needed him to press on and to accelerate his rate of scoring. That’s one thing he seems unable, or some say, unwilling to do. Of all the statistics his career heralded, his 49 not outs is probably the one that will bear the most analysis. To say he valued his wicket greatly is an understatement.last_img read more

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Leicester celebrations delayed in 1-1 draw at ‘theatre of dreams’

first_imgMANCHESTER (AP): Leicester missed its first opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United yesterday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English football in a generation. Second-place Tottenham, which are eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away today to keep alive the title race. Leicester fought back at Old Trafford after going behind to Anthony Martial’s eighth-minute goal, with captain Wes Morgan heading in a free kick to equalise in the 17th. Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater was sent off in the 86th for a second yellow card. A win would have sealed the title for Leicester, a modest team from central England that narrowly escaped relegation last season and entered bankruptcy protection only seven years ago while in the third tier. Leicester’s remaining games are against Everton at home next weekend and Chelsea away on the final day of the season, but it might not go that far. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri was flying to his native Italy later Sunday to visit his 96-year-old mother. He will return today, during the Chelsea-Spurs match. United’s failure to win kept the team fifth and dented its ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League. But this game was all about Leicester, and whether Ranieri’s team a 5,000-1 long-shot for the title with British bookmakers before the season could achieve the seemingly impossible feat that would rank among the biggest underdog stories in sports.last_img read more

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22 In Beijing For Richards?

first_img Those firsts don’t occupy his mind too much. “It does feel good but I’m not too concerned about the history,” he explained. “I believe that other people will come up and do great,” he predicted. He eased off the gas at the Pan-Am Games after the big throw. “I’d thrown 21,” he stated. “So the rest of the throws were safe throws to try and keep healthy,” he said. The St George’s College and University of Technology graduate is looking forward to meeting world leader Joe Kovacs of the USA and reigning champion David Storl of Germany and the rest of the world’s best in Beijing. “I expect them to come and do well, and I’d like to be one of those persons who compete well against them and possibly beat them,” he hoped. The 25-year-old had appeared to struggle early in the season but he and coach Linval Swaby were working on building strength. “After we achieved what we set out in the strength area,” explained Swaby, “we started focusing back on throwing and he has been responding.” SAFE THROWS O’Dayne Richards is already the finest shot-putter in Jamaica’s history. Richards, however, isn’t resting on his hard-won laurels. He has his eye on Beijing, the upcoming World Championships and the 22-metre line. The stocky MVP putter produced a second-round national record throw of 21.69 metres to win Jamaica’s first gold medal at the recent Pan American Games. That mirrored his win last year at the Commonwealth Games, where he took charge of the national record with a distance of 21.62. Even though no Jamaican had ever won shot put gold in either the Pan-Am or Commonwealth Games before, Richards has his aim on Beijing. “The goal is to throw 22 in the final in the World Championships in Beijing,” he asserted calmly. ELITE GROUP Kovacs, 22.56, and Storl, 22.20, are the only men with marks past 22 metres, but Richards is number three this season with his national record. Even so, he expects the American pair of former World Champions Christian Cantwell and Reese Hoffa to return to 22-metre territory in Beijing. “I’d just like to join that elite group of throwers who have gone over 22,” he said quietly. “That’s my goal,” he concluded, “and I believe it is possible to throw far enough to medal.”last_img read more

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Warriors contributed to U-19s success, says Khan

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): A leading Guyana Amazon Warriors official believes the franchise contributed to the success of the country’s Under-19 team’s recent success in the West Indies Cricket Board tournament staged in Jamaica. Omar Khan, the team operations manager, said four members of the title-winning squad had been a part of the Amazon Warriors set up during the recent Caribbean Premier League, and had benefited from important training and other vital career-enhancing information. “It is indeed very heartening to us in the Guyana Amazon Warriors team to follow the success and development of the Under-19 players who were part of the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad for the CPL 2015,” the Guyana Times quoted Khan as saying. “It must be noted that Shimron Hetmyer was selected as a full member of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team for the CPL and Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford and Akshaya Persaud were all part of the training camp held prior to the CPL. The Under-19 players were given every opportunity to participate in all the activities of the Guyana Amazon Warriors camp and coach Carl Hooper himself spent a lot of time advising the Under-19 players on their respective game development,” Khan said. In last Sunday’s final, they beat Jamaica by four wickets to crown themselves champions for the second straight year.last_img read more

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‘My Dream’ is theme song for Costa Rica World Cup qualifier

first_imgCurrently living his career dream, My Dream hit maker Nesbeth continues to see his stocks soaring, with his song selected as the current theme song for the upcoming Jamaica vs Costa Rica World Cup qualifier. The Reggae Boyz vs Costa Rica CONCACAF World Cup qualifier will get under way on Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. inside the National Stadium It will be the third match in the semi-final round of qualifiers for the Jamaicans and the first of back-to-back matches against the South Americans. With the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) looking for maximum attendance at the National Stadium, Nesbeth’s highly revered hit single has been chosen to rally crowd support. “For this game, we are pretty happy that the rising popular artiste Nesbeth is partnering with the federation, with his latest song My Dream, which represents the nation’s dream,” said Janice Rose-Brown, director of operations, PR and events, Jamaica Football Federation, at an InStat software technology media briefing held at the JFF secretariat. “We all know that the theme for the World Cup campaign is, ‘Russia wi seh’, and in that light we know that it is the goal and the dream of the entire nation. Therefore, we are very, very pleased that for this game, because although the overall theme for the campaign is ‘Russia wi seh’, for each particular game, we have specific objectives reflected in whatever themes we choose,” she continued.last_img read more

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Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postCaymanas Park Results forApril 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACESARDINE SWEEPSTAKE1. PARTY CITY SEllis 55.02. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 1 1/4:L3. DEMOLITION BOY ARobles 54.0 1/2L*4. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST BebHarvey3 52.0 HeadWIN: $405.00PLACE: $109.00, $104.00, $87.00Final Time : 1:02.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner : PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $801.00 Ex: $1,285.00Superfecta : $4,604.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)MACKEREL1. PERSIAN BELLE SEllis 55.0*2. LEGENDARY PLEASURE LSteadman2 55.0 1/2L3. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9L4. ABOVE THE RADAR HPottinger3 51.0 3 1/4LDNF #6 WATER WAVE DDawkins3 49.0 8/1WIN: $114.00PLACE: $51.00, $51.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:13.2,Winner : 6yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – EMERALD BELLETrainer : ANDERSON,MARLON C Owner : DIAMONDSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $183.00 Exacta: $510.00D/E: $577.00Trifecta: $129.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCEJUS QUENCH FLAVORED WATER1. DWAYNE STAR WHenry 50.5 5/1 318.002. CAMPESINO BebHarvey3 54.0 *1/5 2 3/43. SHINING LIGHT JInnis3 47.5 5/1 3/44. BRAWN RMcNaughton 51.5 4/1 3 1/4Final Time : 1:26.0 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:11.4,Winner : 4yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – AKIODATrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $167.00 Ex: $627.00D/E: $1,500.00Trifecta: $4,600.00Rolling Triple: $6,701.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)CORNED BEEF1. SHINE HPottinger3 53.02. COMPUTERIZE OWalker 54.0 Neck3. STORMING WHenry 52.0 1 1/2L4. SIR BUDGET RLahoe 53.0 4 1/2LWIN: $258.00PLACE: $84.00, $133.00, $129.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:13.0,Winner : 4yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SHE’S SO LOVELYTrainer : GRESFORD SMITH Owner : MICHAEL HUE & LOUIS CHIN & FITZGERALD ROBERTSBred by BRIAN,KIRK & LOUIS CHINQu: $1,864.00 Ex: $4,008.00D/E: $2,500.00Superfecta: $14,139.00Rolling Triple: $11,376.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)-FILLIES & MARESVIENNA1. WINESHA BebHarvey3 52.0 5/1*2. SOUND OF MIRACLE JErwin 55.0 3 1/2L3. TIMEFORACAT JPatterson3 48.5 6 1/2L4. VERONICA B DRobinson 53.5 3 1/2L5. LARUSA KParchment4 53.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #10 MONEYNEVERSLEEPWIN: $345.00PLACE: $202.00, $70.00, $130.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBESTrainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : NADONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $507.00 Ex: $969.00D/E: $2,900.00Trifecta: $1,862.00Hi-5 : $25,404.00Rolling Triple: $86,784.00RICOCHET CUPRace 6 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. ZEPHYR JInnis3 50.02. VELOCIDAD LSteadman2 54.0 1 3/4L3. OCEAN SEEKER AGray4 51.5 2 1/2L4. CROWN PRINCESS JErwin 55.0 2L5. FORMAL JUSTICE AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L6. ASHLEY CALL NBerger4 49.0 4LLate scratch : #5 RUNAWAY GALWIN: $132.00PLACE: $64.00, $87.00, $64.00Final Time: 1:02.0 Splits: 23.3, 47.3Winner : 3yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : V.M.W.Bred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $600.00 Exacta: $740.00D/E: $1,162.00Trifecta: $829.00Hit-6: $50,827.00Rolling Triple: $13,350.00Super-6: $849,426.50Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&MKETCHUP*1. PROLIFIC PRINCESS OWalker 53.02. SWEET DIMENSION RLahoe 52.0 4L3. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 2 1/4L4. ANGEL STAR AndrePowell4 51.5 3 1/2LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $59.00, $64.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits: 23.1, 47.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS – NUTTIN BUT REDTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQu: $163.00 Ex: $221.00D/E: $224.00Superfecta : $876.00Rolling Triple: $2,409.00Race 8 1500 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)WESTERN UNION*1. ITALIANO OWalker 57.02. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 57.0 3L3. FLYING MIRACLE DDawkins3 51.0 1/2L4. STAR NEW VISTA AndrePowell4 51.0 1LWIN: $110.00PLACE: $77.00, $159.00, $166.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.2,Winner : 7yo horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – PIK A TRIXTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPENOTE: HORSE #10 MIND SET CAME 5TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8TH.Qu: $829.00 Ex: $896.00D/E: $98.00Superfecta: $9,684.00Rolling Triple: $398.00Pick-4: $3,280.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.IITHE J.V.M. ASSOCIATION WORLD VET DAY 2016 TROPHY*1. LORD EQUUS OMullings 51.52. BLUE MOON JInnis3 47.5 Nose3. POISON GAS HPottinger3 51.0 1 3/4L4. CLASSY AVIATOR WHenry 50.5 2 1/4L5. MISS MYRTLE NBerger4 46.0 NoseWIN: $76.00PLACE: $68.00, $133.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 22.4, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – DANCINWITHTHESTARSTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : SUPERKIDS RACING STABLESBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,301.00 Ex: $1,446.00D/E: $195.00Trifecta: $5,317.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $125,759.40Rolling Triple: $216.00PlacePot 8: $5,609.00RICOCHET CUPRace 10 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.II)*1. LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.0 1/1 107.00 66.002. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 53.0 2/1 1 1/2 73.003. DUTCHESS URIEL SEllis 53.0 5/1 Neck 113.004. PATCH RWilson 53.0 4/1 3 1/45. FRANCIA’S PRIDE RHalledeen 53.0 8/1 1 3/4WIN: $107.00PLACE: $66.00, $73.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by PETER STEWARTQuinella : (2,9) $110.00 Exacta : (9-2) $291.00D/E : (5-9) $169.00Trifecta : (9-2-3) $325.00Hi-5 : (9-2-3-4-13) $2,039.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-9) $474.00THE 77TH RUNNING OF THE JAMAICA OAKS (GR.IR)Race 11 2000 M (Purse $3,000,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY-FILLIES(FOR THE HILMA M. VEIRA TROPHY)1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 57.0*2. NUCLEAR AFFAIR SEllis 57.0 Neck3. GLYDER CBudhai 57.0 55/1 1 3/4L4. SORRENTINO’S STAR DGordon 57.0 NeckWIN: $281.00PLACE: $65.00, $54.00, $147.00Final Time : 2:12.0 Splits : 24.4, 51.0, 1:16.0, 1:42.3Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $161.00 Ex: $1,592.00D/E: $1,734.00Superfecta: $11,996.00Rolling Triple: $2,821.00Race 12 1200 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCELISHOUS SUPER STAKE1. DREAMCOMETRUE OEdwards3 50.02. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson3 48.5 Neck3. MISS JUANITA DDawkins3 48.0 60/1 1 3/4L4. GOLDEN BULLET OWhite 50.0 1 1/4L5. KOBALT WHenry 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $298.00PLACE: 152.00, $264.00, $729.00Final Time : 1:13.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS SPACEDOUTTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $3,837.00 Exacta: $7,250.00D/E : $4,501.00Trifecta: $33,853.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $143,585.00Rolling Triple: $14,942.00Pick-4: $27,980.00Super-6: $113,695.80Pick-9: $6,510,579.50last_img read more

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Sammy’s Kings cruise into final

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings booked their spot in tomorrow’s final of the Bangladesh Premier League when they produced a clinical performance to beat Khulna Titans by seven wickets in the semi-final here yesterday.In a lopsided affair at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Kings easily chased down a modest target of 126 to win their second game in two days, following their emphatic three-wicket win over Chris Gayle’s Chittagong Vikings on Tuesday at the same venue.Tomorrow’s championship game will see Kings take on heavy favourites Dhaka Dynamites, who feature West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell.FIRST AT BATOpting to bat first, Titans struggled from the outset and needed an unbeaten 32 from Ariful Haque in order to reach 125 for nine.West Indies Twenty20 batsman Nicholas Pooran hammered a breezy 10-ball 22, which included two fours and two sixes. He put on 37 for the fourth wicket with captain Mahmudullah, who made 22.Trinidadian all-rounder Kevon Cooper failed with four down the order.Vincentian seamer Kesrick Williams, who has played a single T20 International for West Indies, was once again excellent in his four overs, taking one for 18, while medium-pacer Sammy claimed one for eight from two overs.In reply, Kings were guided by Sabbir Rahman’s 43 not out and an unbeaten 30 from New Zealander James Franklin as they reached their target with four balls to spare.The pair put on a match-winning 62 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand, which lifted the Kings from 67 for three in the 12th over.Seamer Cooper finished with one for 32 from his four overs.last_img read more

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Pacio’s road back to title shot starts vs compatriot Doliguez

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Pacio also looks to erase his painful loss to Hayato Suzuki back in August at Cotai Arena in Macau.“That’s the hard part of losing because I have to start over again. A win over Hayato Suzuki could have given me a rematch for the belt, but it is what it is. I just have to move on and work my way up the rankings once more,” said Pacio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 35-year-old Doliguez amassed an 18-19-9 record during his days as a professional boxer and is 7-4 in his MMA career.“Obviously, Roy Doliguez has a ton of experience in the ring and cage,” said Pacio (9-2). “He is strong and very fierce. I will do my best and really show what I have.”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 will put my best foot forward because I have trained very hard for this fight.”Pacio will take on Doliguez in the ONE: Legends of the World card on Friday Nov. 11 at Mall of Asia Arena.center_img Irving’s big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo from ONE ChampionshipJoshua Pacio was just 20-years-old when he faced Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE world strawweight title, and even though he lost the bout the diminutive striker remains hell-bent on securing another shot at the gold.Standing in his way though is the battle-hardened Roy Doliguez.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Goffin beats Federer at ATP Finals, faces Dimitrov in final

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. David Goffin of Belgium celebrates winning match point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals semifinal tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — A set up against a man he’d never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas.The Belgian rallied in the semifinals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and stun the favorite 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ However, neither the loss to Goffin nor the fact he finishes the year second, behind Nadal in the rankings, will prevent him from being favorite for the Australian Open in January.“It’s been an amazing year for me,” Federer said. “Been so happy that I was playing at this level from the beginning till basically the end, till today.”The match was typical of Goffin’s inconsistent week on his full debut at the tournament, after he played one match as an alternate a year ago.After defeating a wounded Rafael Nadal in his opening match, he was thrashed in just 74 minutes by Dimitrov, and qualified for the semis with a comfortable win over Dominic Thiem.“Both are really special,” said Goffin, after becoming only the sixth man to defeat Nadal and Federer in the same tournament. “It was the first time against Rafa. Then the semifinal for the first time for me here, and to beat Roger for the first time here in such a big event, big tournament, it was the perfect moment.”Dimitrov ensured he’ll end the year at a career-high No. 3 after coming from behind to defeat Sock.Having won his previous two matches for the loss of just four games, Dimitrov’s title credentials were given a far more rigorous examination by the American.Dimitrov is the first debutant to reach the final since David Ferrer in 2007.Goffin will be the underdog again after winning just two games against Dimitrov on Wednesday.“It will be something different hopefully,” said Goffin, who can move to a career-high No. 5 if he claims the title. “I hope to play the tennis I played today. I’ll try to be more aggressive, also go for the shot, and yeah, go for the trophy.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES 3-time Olympic champion ‘Pocket Hercules’ dies at 50 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img “It is the best win of my career, for sure,” said Goffin, who lost all six of his previous encounters against Federer.“I started to feel the ball better at the end of the first set, so I wanted to be more aggressive. It paid off. I started to serve well. My forehand was going much better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHis opponent on Sunday in the final will be Grigor Dimitrov after the Bulgarian defeated Jack Sock 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.With Federer having lost just four times during a season that saw him claim his 18th and 19th Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, it looked ominous for Goffin when the six-time champion broke twice on his way to winning the first set. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ However, Federer wasted two game points in the second game of the second set. Goffin produced a forehand passing shot to take his first break point of the match.“It was a tough game to get broken at 1-0,” Federer said. “I had I think multiple game chances to get out of the game and go 1-1, keep the pressure up. Things really turned around for him at that moment.”The winners flowed from Goffin’s racket, unsettling Federer, who coughed up uncharacteristic errors.Goffin needed just the one break in both the second and third sets and displayed a previously unseen grit to deny Federer his lone break point opportunities in either set.It was testament to the remarkable season Federer has put together that his loss came as such a major surprise.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 View commentslast_img read more

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LA Tenorio moves to 15th in PBA all-time assist list

first_img“I’m thankful and very honored to be part of the top 15. To be a member of that group, it’s really an honor to be there,” he said.Despite the achievement, Tenorio wants the honor to be set aside as he focuses on his bigger goal with the Gin Kings.However, he’s discounting the possibility of climbing up the ladder as his career goes on that could get him to the top 10.“We’ll see. We’ll be able to achieve that if we just continue playing every game. We just have to pray that there won’t be injuries, but we’ll make it as long as we’re playing,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCracking the top 15 of the PBA’s career assists ladder, LA Tenorio couldn’t help but accept the realities that come with the every milestone.“That means I’m getting old,” Tenorio said with a chuckle after dishing out seven dimes in Ginebra’s 104-97 victory over GlobalPort on Sunday to pad his career assist total to 2,464, good for 15th all-time.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Jarencio laments late-game meltdown in loss to Ginebra Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tenorio’s assist to Kevin Ferrer’s trey in the third quarter moved him past Gerry Esplana as he now looks forward to overtaking another legend in Ricardo Brown at 14th with 2,480 dimes.But for the 12-year-veteran, he admits that milestones like this means more the longer you stay in the league.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“These milestones come unexpected and I’m very honored for this. It’s a blessing for me, an achievement that makes you want to show the people more of what you can do — especially as a point guard where we’re gauged by the assists, on how we can deliver to our teammates and make them look good every game,” he said.It also humbles Tenorio knowing that he’s in the same conversation as the likes of legends in Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Ronnie Magsanoc, and Johnny Abarrientos, former foes like Jimmy Alapag and Alex Cabagnot, and even Ginebra assistant coach Olsen Racela.last_img read more

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