Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely After a painful end to its bid to host the coming Fiba World Cup, the Philippines wants to stage the 2023 edition, but this time in partnership with Indonesia, the Inquirer learned Wednesday night.In a text message, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio confirmed that the Philippines and Indonesia had filed for a joint hosting of the sports biggest event in 2023, with the SBP believing that they have a better chance this time.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ PBA: TNT snaps losing skid, halts Mahindra Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 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 DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal “This planned partnership between the Philippines and Indonesia, with a total population base of about 360 million, can be regarded as a significant development for Asean basketball and in the global initiatives of the Fiba to popularize the sport in different parts of the world,” Panlilio said in his text.The Philippines lost the bid to host the 2019 edition to China two years ago in one of the closest deliberations in history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnChina got the nod after it dangled eight of its highly-developed cities and its highly-advanced infrastructure and transportation system. Of course, having more than a billion people as its market base for the event served the Chinese well during the voting.“The SBP/Philippines is very excited to be the lead country in this bid,” Panlilio also said. Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ View comments
View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Samonte, in place of Maraguinot, finished with 10 points, giving credence to Valdez’ belief that the system will always carry Ateneo.“Ateneo is really adapting very well to the system coach Tai made,” said Valdez. “The success revolves on not only one player, but around all the players.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government FILE —Alyssa Valdez was one of the hosts of the 2016 UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Photo by Mark GiongcoAteneo’s performance in Season 79 didn’t anymore suprise Alyssa Valdez, who always believed the Lady Eagles would remain a force to be reckoned with in the UAAP volleyball scene even after her departure.Their fate this season had been the subject of speculation after Valdez’ graduation with the three-time MVP practically anchoring the Lady Eagles’ success in the past half a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Aces fail to recover from awful start 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 Valdez, however, doesn’t think the Lady Eagles’ mystique does not revolve on her alone and it will always the ones who currently have “Ateneo” on their chests who will carry the team’s legacy.“The system is still there, coach Tai [Bundit] is still there, the other girls are still there and even more talent came in since I left,” said Valdez Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The team’s success doesn’t necessarily get taken away when someone leaves, it’s definitely shouldered on the system and on those still with the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnValdez’ point was on full display when the Lady Eagles crushed defending champions and archrival De La Salle, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, to top the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball table with a 12-2 record.Outside hitter Jhoana Maraguinot was given the day off against the Lady Spikers, but rookie Jules Samonte was on hand to carry the responsibility. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town
MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte 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 Swing Out Sister back to PH this April And the guidance she constantly gets from her older teammates has been paying off.Tiamzon was instrumental in the Spikers’ win as she put up 11 points off the bench to help Perlas improve to 3-2.“My teammates really believe in me, and you will see how much they trust each other,” said Tiamzon. “Everyone trusts each other, and they also put that trust in me and that trust is a big boost to my confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT UP’s Nicole Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERnetFor the better part of her career, Nicole Tiamzon has had the leadership role in whatever team she’s in.She’s captained University of the Philippines for several years and was also considered as one of the leaders in Foton.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seaba: Thailand whips debuting Vietnam for 2nd win For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ In the inaugural season of the Premier Volleyball League, however, Tiamzon is considered as the ‘baby’ in the Perlas roster.“I was used to being the senior in UP then when I got here I’m treated as the baby,” said Tiamzon Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre after helping the Spikers overcome Bali Pure in five sets, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I have to respect the veterans and I have to listen to them because they’re the ones who have the experience and my teammates really help me. I’m sure I will learn a lot from them.”Tiamzon now plays under the tutelage of veterans Sue Roces, Dzi Gervacio and Amanda Villanueva. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak View comments
TAUNTON, England, (CMC): West Indies Women’s misery at the ICC Women’s World Cup continued unabated when they tumbled to a seven-wicket defeat to India Women in their second match here yesterday. Once again, the Caribbean side struggled with both bat and ball to slump to a second loss in four days and extend their losing streak on tour to seven straight including warm-up matches, leaving their campaign at the crossroads. Sent in at County Ground, the Windies rallied to 183 for eight off their 50 overs with Hayley Matthews top-scoring with 43, Afy Fletcher hitting an invaluable unbeaten 36 and Shanel Daley, 33. At one stage, they were slumping at 121 for seven in the 40th before Fletcher at number nine provided late resistance with bold striking. India’s slow bowlers turned the screws on West Indies with off-spinners Deepti Sharma (2-27) and Harmanpreet Kaur (2-42), along with leg-spinner Poonam Yadav (2-19) all finishing with two wickets each. In reply, India stormed to their target courtesy of a superb unbeaten hundred from left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana who ended on 106 not out, while captain Mitahli Raj chipped in with 46. The Windies struck with the fifth ball of the innings when fast bowler Shamilia Connell had Punam Raut caught at the wicket of a top edge without a run on the board. And when off-spinner Stafanie Taylor bowled Sharma for six at 33 for two in the eighth, the game became wide open as a contest. But 20-year-old Mandhana carved out her second one-day hundred, hitting 13 fours and two sixes in a 108-ball knock, as she put on a match-winning 103 for the third wicket with Raj whose innings came from 88 deliveries and included three fours. INDIA WOMEN P. Raut c wkp Aguilleira b Connell 0 S. Mandhana not out 106 D. Sharma b Taylor 6 *M. Raj c Fletcher b Matthews 46 M. Meshram not out 18 Extras (b3, w6, nb1) 10 Total (3 wkts, 42.3 overs) 186 Did not bat: H Kaur, S Pandey, J Goswami, E Bisht, +S Verma, Poonam Yadav Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Raut, 0.5 overs), 2-33 (Sharma, 7.2), 3-141 (Raj, 33.2) Bowling: Connell 4-0-23-1 (w2), Dottin 4-0-25-0 (w1, nb1), Taylor 10-1-24-1 (w1), Daley 5-0-24-0 (w2), Mohammed 6-0-25-0, Fletcher 4-0-18-0, Nation 1-0-9-0, Matthews 8.3-0-35-1. Result: India Women won by seven wickets. Player-of-the-Match: Smriti Mandhana. Toss: India Women. Umpires: S. George C. Polosak. India are now second on four points in the eight-team standings behind defending champions Australia Women who are also on four points, with West Indies languishing sixth without a point along with Sri Lanka Women and Pakistan Women. Hoping to turn the page on a tame batting effort in their opener against Australia last Monday, the Windies managed only more of the same. Rookie Felicia Walters scratched around 27 balls for her nine before nicking a swish at a wide delivery from left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht and going caught behind at 29 for one in the seventh over. Matthews, who looked in fine touch, then dominated a 40-run second wicket stand with captain Taylor who made 16, as West Indies eased to 69 without further loss. The right-handed Matthews struck seven delightful boundaries on both sides of the wicket in an attractive 57-ball innings before perishing in the 19th over to a tame return catch off Sharma. With her gone, West Indies lost their way as five wickets crashed for just 22 runs. Taylor and Deandra Dottin (7), both appearing in their landmark 100th ODI, never looked the part and each soaked up a plethora of deliveries without hitting a single boundary. Taylor faced 42 balls before going run out by Mandhana’s direct hit at the non-striker’s end in the 21st at 70 for three and Dottin laboured for 48 deliveries before picking out long-on with Yadav in the 34th over, with her first shot in anger at 91 for five. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES WOMEN H. Matthews c & b Sharma 43 F. Walters c wkp Verma b Bisht 9 *S. Taylor run out 16 D. Dottin c Rautb Poonam Yadav 7 +M. Aguilleira st Verma b Poonam Yadav 6 K. Knight c Mandhana b Kaur 5 C. Nation st Verma b Kaur 12 S. Daley st Verma b Sharma 33 A. Fletcher not out 36 A. Mohammed not out 11 Extras (b2, w3) 5 Total (8 wkts, 50 overs) 183 Did not bat: S Connell Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Walters, 6.1 overs), 2-69 (Matthews, 19), 3-70 (Taylor, 20.1), 4-80 (Aguilleira, 27.3), 5-91 (Dottin, 33.3), 6-91 (Kyshona A Knight, 34.2), 7-121 (Nation, 40), 8-146 (Daley, 45.1) Bowling: Goswami 6-0-37-0, Pandey 3-0-13-0, Bisht 10-2-23-1, Sharma 10-1-27-2, Meshram 4-0-20-0 (w2), Yadav 10-2-19-2 (w1), Kaur 7-0-42-2. India now second
GUINGAMP, France (AP): World-record signing Neymar scored and set up another goal on an impressive debut for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in a 3-0 win at Guingamp yesterday. Neymar was dangerous throughout the French league match, creating chances at the Roudourou Stadium against a well-organised side that only cracked early in the second half when Jordan Ikoko scored an embarrassing own-goal. PSG was in total control afterwards. Edinson Cavani added PSG’s second goal 10 minutes later on the break after being set up by Neymar, and the Brazil star sealed the win from Cavani’s assist. PSG’s second win in two matches lifted the Paris side level on points with leader Lyon. Neymar, who signed from Barcelona last week for a record €222 million (US$262 million), missed the start of the season at the Parc des Princes against Amiens due to paperwork problems. He was included in coach Unai Emery’s starting line-up yesterday on the left wing of PSG’s attack. Emery opted for a 4-3-3 formation, with Angel Di Maria supporting Cavani on the other wing. Guingamp supporters held up a banner that mocked PSG president Nasser Al-Khalaifi on his purchase and said: “Nasser buy us a round.” Cavani and Neymar combined well with a series of short passes for each other around the penalty area, although they struggled to break through the hosts’ solid defence. Cavani had PSG’s first chance in the 15th but saw his well-taken effort denied by ‘keeper Karl-Johan Johnsson. FIRST SHOT Neymar fired his first shot of the game soon after, driving the ball forward with brutal acceleration to pass a defender, but his strike went well over the bar. Neymar then set up Marquinhos with a precise curled cross on the left side of the box, only for the PSG defender to send his diving header against the bar. Cavani put more pressure on Johansson in the 35th with a dangerous free kick tipped over by the Swedish ‘keeper, but PSG could not break the deadlock before the interval as referee Antony Gautier waved off penalty claims from Neymar and Di Maria. Etienne Didot came close to opening the scoring two minutes into the second half for the hosts with a long-range shot, which narrowly went wide. But the hosts saw all their efforts damaged when Ikoko, who had contained Neymar, beat his own ‘keeper with a clumsy back pass that ended in the back of the net. Guingamp pushed hard for an equaliser but was caught on the break in the 62nd as Cavani, the league’s top scorer last season, connected with a through ball from Neymar and finished off the move with a low shot. Cavani then turned provider to set up Neymar with a generous cut-back that the Brazil captain converted from close range with a poke.
“On Monday, we will use the opportunity to rebrand the programme. We want to educate the players about their behaviour because that is the main reason we are not getting finance for the programme.” According to Walker-Brown, certain lifestyle choices and the behaviour of some females involved in the sport have turned away old sponsors and potential sponsors. “We need to get rid of certain behaviour and deal with the development of female football. They should leave their lifestyle out of the football. It is time for us to take off, but we need the help from others,” she noted, while appealing for more corporate and media support. National Under-17 coach Toni Cowan will assist Andrea Rodebaugh during the one-week course. Another outstanding female coach is Tracey Reid, who guided Granville United to the Western Super League title two seasons ago. Her club failed to qualify for the Red Stripe Premier League in 2016. Chairperson of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women’s programme, Elaine Walker-Brown, said that there is a need for more females to get involved in coaching in order for better development of women’s football locally. The JFF has attracted a record 18 females for the FIFA intermediary coaching course for coaches of female players from next Monday until Friday at the University of the West Indies/ JFF/Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence. The course begins at 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. “FIFA and CONCACAF is going that way. It has changed. That is why this thing (coaching course) that is coming up on Monday is very important,” Walker-Brown told The Gleaner yesterday. “If we are serious about the development of female football, it is necessary to have more female coaches involved. We are so way behind in everything. Last year, when we went to the Under-15 CONCACAF tournament in the USA, we could see the quality of play from the girls, and majority of the coaches were females,” the veteran administrator pointed out. “When you look at it, there are very few male coaches who can connect with the girls and discuss certain issues affecting the females. The female coaches will get them (players) to talk about things as they can relate to the girls in a better way,” Walker-Brown explained. “I want to see better for the women’s football. I am in my last four years that run until 2019. I don’t know if I will reign again after that,” the JFF director disclosed. Meanwhile, Walker-Brown also said the female programme needs support and noted that there won’t be any local competition this year. It will be replaced by a five-a-side competition in November. “Finance is lacking, and we don’t have the sponsorship support to continue the women’s league this year,” said Walker-Brown, who also noted that the course will highlight the importance of proper behavioural patterns among the females, while pointing to some of the issues affecting the fraternity. REBRANDING
Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis expressed his disappointment in the direction of the culture of boxing is in Jamaica and believes he can bring back the glory days of what he described as a well-loved sport to our nation. Last week the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation staged its summer youth boxing camp at the Hopewell High School in Hopewell, Hanover. The seven days camp ran from July 7-14 with just under 100 children participating. “The culture is flat right now. I’m not saying its dead… I’m here to rejuvenate it. It has always been in my mind to do so and now I’m seeing what needs to be done,” said Lewis, who is excited about the second camp in Jamaica of the summer, which will be held August 20-25 at Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. Lewis is confident of having the Orchard Sports Complex that is being constructed in Hopewell, Hanover, which is to have a fully equipped boxing gym finished for summer camp next year. He outlined that it is a part of his vision to give a chance for a professional career to the youngster that come through the camp and want to pursue boxing. “There are a few young fighters in Jamaica that work hard; train harder than a lot of people in other countries, but yet they don’t have the opportunities. Some of them train and I can see they started out wrong and develop bad habits. So part of this camp is to know the right way from the last undisputed champion,” said Lewis, who believes that developing them at a young age is the first step that will help to prepare them for the future. “The course is to have boxing camps then create a Jamaican boxing team because after boxing at amateur for a while, they are going to want to go pro. So I’m going to develop a stage for them to fight called LOC Pro,” said Lewis. “LOC Pro is a promotional and management group that we want to promote and manage. We want to do it the right way. When I was growing up, I saw a lot of kids that did it the wrong way. I was fortunate enough to do it right, which is to have an extensive amateur career, go to the Olympics and then turn Pro,” he added. Creating opportunity
Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite, assistant coach of Jamaica’s national senior team, admitted that the team should have scored more against Cayman Islands in last Sunday’s Concacaf Nations League opener at the National Stadium. Waite, however, said that he was generally pleased with the overall performance of the team, which ran out 4-0 winners over their neighbours, with strikers Darren Mattocks and Cory Burke both getting two goals each. Mattocks converted in the 2nd and 58th minutes, while Burke got his goals in the 35th and 66th minutes. “We scored four chances but created a lot, and the score could have been much higher,” said Waite after the contest. “The fact that we had not played for a while in The Office (might have contributed), but it was a welcome victory,” said Waite. “I don’t think that the opponent had much to offer. The Jamaica team maintained a lot of the ball. We were not in any rush. The team was patient playing against The Cayman Islands,” Waite added. Jamaica had played two games in two days, the first against Ecuador last Friday night, where they went down 2-0 at the Red Bulls Arena in New Jersey. “The most important thing was the recovery. The medical staff worked hard to get the players up although it was two different starting elevens for the games,” Waite explained. “We are pretty much satisfied with the pace that the team played as we also played on Friday night. It has been a long time since the team scored four times in a game,” he also said. Jamaica finished with 10 players as substitute Javon East picked up an injury after all substitutes had been used.
Boxer George ‘Bunny’ Grant, a former Commonwealth lightweight champion, has died. Grant died at his home yesterday after suffering a second stroke last week, his son Junior Grant told The Gleaner. Grant was one of Jamaica’s best boxers in the 1960s and 70s. He won the Jamaican lightweight title, the Central American light welterweight title, the Latin American junior welterweight title and the Commonwealth lightweight title. He competed for the World Boxing Association world welterweight title against Eddie Perkins and also the World Boxing Council light welterweight title. He fought 72 times with 52 wins, 14 of which came in knockouts. “He was ill for some time. He had a stroke a few months ago and then he had a stroke again last week and he died today (yesterday),” Junior Grant said. “He also lost his sight in the last couple of months too.” Junior Grant said he wants his father to be remembered as a person who loved boxing and gave his all to the sport. “He really loved the sport. I remember last year we took him to a gym and he was so excited to teach the young boxers,” Grant said. “I hope they continue to grow the sport locally because he would have loved that.” Stephen Jones, president of the Jamaica Boxing Board, said Bunny Grant did a lot for boxing in Jamaica. ”Bunny Grant not only set the tone for boxing locally, but having competed at the highest level for a WBA world title fight, he set a bar that Jamaican boxers past, present and future have and will continue to aspire to. His passing definitely comes as a blow and our condolences go out to his family,” he said. Minister of Sports, Olivia Grange, said yesterday that Jamaica had lost a ‘great champion’. “We will forever remember his victory over Dave Charnley, the Commonwealth lightweight champion, at the National Stadium on August 4, 1962 – just two days before Jamaica’s Independence Day. The happy impact of that victory on the entire country is a feeling I can never forget,” she said. “Bunny’s passion and humility endeared him to all. We all followed and celebrated with him throughout his 19-year career. Each of his victories was a victory for the Jamaican people,” she added. – Born September 29, 1940 (age 78) – Won Commonwealth light weight title in August 1962 – Held the title until March 1967 – Record: 72 fights, 52 wins 14 KOs
Agent Ray Flynn has confirmed to The Gleaner that Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell is conscious and has been talking. Campbell had been sedated by doctors at the New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Hospital after he collapsed, while competing in the 3000m event at Saturday’s Millrose Games at The Armory in New York. The Olympian had to be treated and revived track side by medical and emergency personal and later rushed to the nearby hospital, where he has since been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit on assisted breathing. Flynn told The Gleaner that as of Tuesday morning, Campbell is in stable condition and encouraged everyone to continue to keep him in their thoughts and prayers. “As of this morning, Kemoy is in stable condition in the ICU at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Hospital. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Kemoy is awake and talking. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” Flynn shared. He noted that the athlete’s family was extremely grateful for the prayers and encouragement received and that they have established a GoFundMe account to help with his mounting medical expenses. “Campbell will continue to be monitored and recover at the hospital for the foreseeable future. In order for Kemoy to continue receiving the best care and to offset mounting medical costs, we are asking for donations to help support him and his family during this challenging time. Any donation made to help Kemoy on his road to recovery is greatly appreciated,” Flynn said. “Kemoy and his family are very grateful for the overwhelming support and outreach. The Campbell family would also like to express their gratitude for the team of doctors at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Hospital and the quick response of The Armory’s on-site medical professionals and doctors who assisted Kemoy and for the outpouring of support from the track and field community,” Fynn continued. Donations can be made at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/67e5h-kemoy-campbell-support-fund?sharetype=tea…