Olympians Kaliese Spencer and Christine Day have made their first public comments since news broke last week that they were leaving the Stephen Francis-led MVP Track Club. The athletes who have since joined Bert Cameron’s ‘Cameron Blazers’ have thanked Francis for his decade-long guidance, but say they were not getting the desired attention at the University of Technology-based MVP Track Club. “I felt like an outcast,” said Spencer 400m hurdles gold medal winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and one of the most successful athletes in the history of the IAAF Diamond League. Day, the national 400m champion and World Championships finalist, said she too felt uncomfortable remaining at MVP. “I know I will improve,” she said, adding that she is satisfied with the attention that Cameron gives his athletes. “I am looking forward to the future,” she said. In the meantime, the athletes say the way in which they separated from MVP was regrettable. According to Day, following two meetings with Francis, he informed her via a text message that he would not continue to train her. She said during the meeting, Francis asked her to prove that she could repeat her performance on joining the club 10 years ago and said he would give her time to think about it. But she said before she could respond, Francis sent her the text message advising that the relationship had ended. Meanwhile, Spencer said two days after deciding she would not return to MVP, Francis appeared on television announcing that their relationship had ended. But Spencer said she had no discussions whatsoever with Francis. “I thought that he was going to have a meeting with me, I heard he was going to, but nobody from the MVP management team got back to me, I just saw him on the television talking to me,” Spencer said. Kaliese Spencer and Christine Day speaking Andre Lowe
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (WICB):Andre McCarthy of Jamaica Scorpions topped the batting table, while his teammate, Damion Jacobs, and Delorn Johnson of Windward Islands Volcanoes were the leading bowlers at the end of the group stage of the NAGICO Super50 Tournament.The 28-year-old McCarthy, playing his fourth season at the senior regional level, scored 251 runs in six innings at an average of 41.83 in Group ‘A’ in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). His best score was a match-winning 118 against ICC Americas – his maiden century.Close behind him is Assad Fudadin of Guyana Jaguars. He has scored 250 runs at an impressive average of 62.50 runs an innings. The left-hander’s best knock was a match-winning 103 not out against Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners in the sixth match at Warner Park, which helped his side secure their semi-final spot.Johnson, the tall left-arm pacer from St Vincent, took 14 wickets in just 41.5 overs in five group matches at a cost of 15.21 as the Volcanoes topped Group ‘B’ in St Kitts. He had career-best figures of 6-37 against Marooners.Jacobs, the attacking leg-spinner, took his 14 wickets in six matches in T&T. He was consistent throughout and had best figures for 5-22 against the ICC Americas.As the tournament heads into the final phase from Wednesday, Jonathan Carter of Barbados Pride and John Campbell of Scorpions lead the chase for Best All-rounder.Carter, who bats left-handed, has so far made 156 runs and captured seven wickets with his right-arm medium-pace in six matches. His economy rate of 3.16 runs per over is one of the best in the tournament.Campbell, who is also ambidextrous, has made 169 runs at the top of the order as a left-handed opener and captured six wickets with his off-spin.TOP STATSBatting:AndrÈ McCarthy (JAM) – 251 runsAssad Fudadin (GUY) – 250 runsNkrumah Bonner (LWD) – 223 runsBowling:Delorn Johnson (WWD) – 14 wicketsDamion Jacobs (JAM) – 14 wicketsMervin Mathew (WWD) – 12 wicketsAllrounders:Jonathan Carter (BAR) – 159 runs, 7 wicketsJohn Campbell (JAM) – 169 runs, 6 wicketsAndrÈ McCarthy (JAM) – 251 runs, 4 wickets
Kingston College’s ace sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson highlighted yesterday’s opening day of the 2016 Carifta Trials with a National Youth record of 10.25 seconds to capture the Under-18 100 metres.Matherson, who had only competed in one 100m race before yesterday, crossed the finish line ahead of Calabar High’s Dejour Russell, who raced to a personal best 10.39, with Greater Portmore’s Odaine McPherson placing third in 10.64.Matherson’s winning time erased the 10.27 mark which was held jointly by Jahzeel Murphy and Raheem Chambers.St Elizabeth Technical’s Nigel Ellis captured the Under-20 100m in 10.26, defeating St Jago High’s Raheem Chambers. Chambers (10.32) led for 90 metres before Ellis rallied for the win. Calabar’s Xavier Angus was third in 10.51.DOMINANCEHelped by a 2.5 metres per second wind, St Jago’s Kimone Shaw continued her dominance at this level. She won the Under-17 100m in 11.51 ahead of Michae Harriott of Holmwood Technical, 11.93, and Mount Alvernia High’s Kemba Nelson, 11.94.Patrice Moodie of Edwin Allen High powered to an impressive 11.56 victory in the girls’ Under-20 100 metres final. St Jago’s Shanice Reid (11.79) was second and Camperdown’s Ruchelle Burton third in 11.80.There were also outstanding performances in the 400 metres hurdles, led by Edwin Allen High’s Shannon Kallawan in the Under-20 girls’ event. Kallawan romped to an impressive personal best 56.80 seconds, getting the better of Holmwood’s Nicolee Foster, who clocked a personal best 58.40.In the Under-18 hurdles, Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker won in a personal best 58.68. Hydel High’s Shian Salmon was second in 59.37.Jauvaney James of St Elizabeth Technical took the boys’ Under-20 400m hurdles in 51.67, edging out St Jago’s Timor Barrett (51.68). Kingston College’s Sherwayne Allen took third in a personal best 52.56.In the Under-18 400m hurdles, St Elizabeth athletes were first and second. Leonardo Ledgister, 53.26, won ahead of Dashinelle Dyer, 54.30.Other resultsBOYSUnder-18 shot put: 1. Rasheeda Downer (KC) 18.81m, 2. Zico Campbell 17.60m, 3. Danree Delancy (Munro) 17.71m.Under-18 high jump: 1. Jon Marc (KC) 2.03m, 2. Kobe Jordan (Cornwall) 2.03m, 3. Andrew Betton (Calabar) 1.95m.GIRLSUnder-20 triple jump: 1. Tisanne Hickling (St Jago) 12.82, 2. Danielle Spence (Wolmer’s) 12.24m, 3. Britny Kerr (Hydel) 12.15m.Under-18 triple jump: 1. Myesha Nott (Rusea’s) 11.89m, 2. Lotavia Brown (Edwin Allen) 11.75m.Under-20 javelin: 1. Sahjay Stevens (STETHS) 44.18m, 2. Tyfah Saunders (Immaculate) 41.53m, 3. Georgette Samuels (STETHS) 38.75m.Under-18 javelin: 1. Aiko Jones (Wolmer’s) 40.58m, 2. Zinedine Russell (Alpha) 31.00m.Action on today’s second and final day will begin at 10.30 a.m.
Past The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #1 VIJEETA HPottinger2 50.52. #3 JESSE’S FAVORITE DDawkins2 52.0 4L3. #2 RAISING THE BAR JPatterson3 50.0 7L4. #5 SIR LEYLAND HALL RNelson 54.0 1-3/4Late scratch : #6 TASHIE BABYWIN: $108.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:06.4 Splits : 23.2, 47.2Winner : 4yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – WINNING SPIRITTrainer : O’NEIL MARKLAND Owner : O’NEIL MARKLANDBred by DR. PAUL R. WRIGHTQu: $103.00 Ex: $242.00Superfecta: $293.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #6 KING WITHIN OnBeckford4 52.02. #2 MAMETA OFoster 53.5 Neck*3. #7 MAN IN BLUE SEllis 55.0 Neck4. #4 VALLEY OF QUEENS OMullings 52.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #5 VESPERSWIN: $309.00PLACE: $65.00, $70.00, $66.00Final Time : 1:08.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.3Winner : 4yo b colt – URBAN KING – STORM WITHINTrainer : CASHBERT KHWALSINGH Owner : GILBERT KHWALSINGHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $524.00 Ex: $1,375.00D/E: $1,128.00 (1-5) $163.00Superfecta: $2,050.00Race 3 1820 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. #8 CHIEF PROSPECT DDawkins2 52.02. #2 MR. ROMANTIC DBadaloo 55.0 3/43. #1 COLORS OF WAR WHenry 52.0 6L4. #4 RICHIE’S PIK JInnis3 53.0 NeckWIN: $138.00PLACE: $156.00, $312.00, $153.00Final Time : 2:01.0 Splits : 27.4, 53.2, 1:18.3, 1:45.4Winner : 5yo colt – WAR MARSHALL – PRINCESS SHEILATrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner : VINCENT MAINEBred by ORETT WELLINGTONQu: $2,901.00 Ex: $2,976.00D/E: $976.00Superfecta: $12,571.00Rolling Triple: $5,209.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE MAY 24(DIV.I)*1. #5 SUPREME MAGIC PFrancis 50.02. #2 MA. GRANDE OEdwards3 50.5 3L3. #11 DAN DAN JInnis3 49.0 2-1/24. #6 SURE STEP JPatterson3 59.0 5/1 11/25. #13 LEIGHTON REID SEllis 53.5 5/1 6WIN: $115.00PLACE: $79.00, $179.00, $211.00Final Time : 1:28.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.4, 1:13.2,Winner : 3yo b filly – PERFORMING MAGIC – RHOSA KLEBBTrainer : RENEX BURRELL Owner : RENEX L BURRELLBred by RUTH HUSSEYQu: $397.00 Ex: $849.00D/E : (8-5) $504.00Trifecta: $4,174.00Hi-5: $51,537.00Rolling Triple: $3,695.00Race 5 1800 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. #5 MONTEGONIAN CBudhai 53.52. #4 COUNTER ATTACK DDawkins2 50.0 2L3. #9 RAJPUT RAJA SEllis 53.5 4-1/2L4. #3 ACAPULCO ARobles 51.0 2-1/2WIN: $895.00PLACE: $150.00, $112.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:53.0 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:11.0, 1:38.1Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – SWAPPING SECRETSTrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner: ANTHONY HARTBred by TONY HARTQu: $1,057.00 Exacta: $2,562.00D/E: $2,672.00Superfecta: $73,050.00Rolling Triple: $12,323.00Race 6 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE MAY 24(DIV.II)1. #3 OLD BRAETON RLahoe 52.0*2. #7 LEEKOUT SEllis 53.5 Neck3. #6 MAJOR POINT AntThomas4 50.0 3-1/4L4. #14 SHARP SKIRT HPottinger2 50.5 1-1/2L5. #8 A VESSEL OF LOVE AChatrie 51.5 2L6. #5 TWILIGHT CAT PParchment 52.5 3-1/2LWIN: $177.00PLACE: $97.00, $65.00, $179.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.4, 1:12.4Winner : 3yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – DIGITALTrainer : ENOS BROWN Owner : DERRICK A MARTINBred by DERRICK MARTINQu: $155.00 Ex: $464.00D/E: $2,642.00Trifecta : $1,299.00Hit-6 carry-over: $32,077.50Rolling Triple: $17,497.00Super-6: $147,133.50FRONT RUNNER SPRINTRace 7 1100 M (Purse $1,000,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT(Sponsored by Newport Mills Ltd.)*1. #4 SHE’S A MANEATER OWalker 52.52. #1 CHRISANLI JErwin 54.0 5/1 13-1/2L3. #5 TERRI’S PRINCESS AGray4 52.5 6-1/24. #3 SILVER ROCKET WHenry 54.0 1-1/2LWIN: $54.00PLACE: $50.00, $56.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:05.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.0Winner : 2yo b filly – NATURAL SELECTION – AHWHOFAHTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON KONGQu: $146.00 Ex: $143.00D/E: $187.00Superfecta: $1,855.00Rolling Triple: $3,327.00Pick-4: $11,492.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)*1. #11 ETERNAL JOY SEllis 52.02. #6 MY COMPANION BebHarvey2 52.0 2-3/4L3. #9 SHADE OF BEAUTY RHalledeen 53.0 5-1/2L4. #4 BIG GEORGE HPottinger2 52.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 EL CLIENTEWIN: $119.00PLACE: $80.00, $109.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 5yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL – MAYKEN JOYTrainer : LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE Owner : THE REAL LUCKY STARBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYQu: $414.00 Ex: $695.00D/E: $126.00Superfecta: $1,951.00Rolling Triple: $517.00Race 9 1300 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #14 RED EAGLE RMcNaughton 54.02. #10 DEMOLITION BOY AntThomas4 50.5 8L3. #12 GOFORHOME HPottinger2 52.0 3L4. #7 DEPUTY HEADGIRL RPaige 53.0 2-1/2L5. #4 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS RLunan 54.0 1-3/4LWIN: $111.00PLACE: $78.00, $86.00, $102.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:14.2Winner : 4yo ch colt – BURNING MARQUE – JAMAICAN DREAMTrainer : MORRIS POWELL Owner : TWEETBred by PETER ASHER, RICHARD AZAN & IAN PARSARDQu: $407.00 Ex: $502.00D/E: $263.00Trifecta: $542.00Hi-5: $67,919.50Rolling Triple: $292.00PlacePot 8: $2,296.00Race 10 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&M*1. #1 ICE ICE BABY JPatterson3 51.02. #2 HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.0 5L3. #11 FREE RANGE ARobles 52.0 8/1 2-3/4L4. #12 UNRULY TEXAS PFrancis 51.0 1-1/4L5. #6 SONADOR EXPRESS SEllis 53.5 HeadWIN: $107.00PLACE: $87.00, $128.00, $140.00Final Time : 1:29.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:13.4,Winner : 4yo gr filly – IMAGE MAKER – PURE SILKTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner: IAN ROBERTSBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $847.00 Exacta: $1,104.00D/E: $337.00Trifecta: $2,338.00Hi-5: $60,654.00Rolling Triple: $481.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-3rd SINCE MAY 241. #2 OH MY GRAND PA JPatterson3 49.52. #12 MR. THEOPHILUS LSteadman2 55.0 5-1/23. #10 PREMATUREE AGray4 51.5 3-1/24. #3 WAR CHIP AndreePowell4 48.0 2-1/2*5. #4 PRINCESS SHEMIKA JJackson 55.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #9 ELDORADOWIN: $163.00PLACE: $90.00, $78.00, $498.00Final Time : 1:30.2 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:16.0,Winner : 6yo b horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – TORONTO STARTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner : PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ALLAN MADOOQu: $303.00 Ex: $549.00D/E: $465.00Trifecta: $15,020.00Hi-5 carry-over : $49,884.25Rolling Triple: $1,699.00Pick-4: $3,844.00Super-6: $6,833.70Pick-9: $1,226,140.50
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP): Novak Djokovic says Grand Slam trophies and the No. 1 ranking are no longer his priorities. The top-ranked Serb, who has won 12 major titles, said, after a light training session in Belgrade yesterday, that he felt emotionally drained after winning the French Open in June for his first Grand Slam on clay. He became only the third man to win all four major tournaments in a row, something last done almost 50 years ago. “I psychologically felt huge pressure, and now I’m no longer thinking about the number of titles. If they come, super! I will accept them,” Djokovic said. “After all, tennis is not the only thing in the world.” He had a poor midseason, losing early at Wimbledon and the Olympics, and was undone in the US Open final. He has reportedly had physical and personal issues, which reflected on his recent results. Djokovic said he will “sit and talk” with his coach, Boris Becker, about their future cooperation. The German has helped Djokovic win seven Grand Slam titles. “I’m happy with the cooperation … . He helped me a lot,” Djokovic said. He withdrew from the China Open next week because of an elbow injury. He said he expects to play at the Shanghai Masters from October 10. Djokovic said the “micro injury” hampered his serve during the US Open, where he was stopped in the final by Stanislas Wawrinka.
TAKING THE LEAD Entering the contest with two defeats in three outings, Scorpions wobbled up front as they slipped to 53 for three in the 15th over. However, McCarthy and Devon Thomas, who made 28, started the revival by posting 69 for the fourth wicket before Campbell and the enterprising Powell added 101 in an unbroken sixth wicket stand. McCarthy hit five hours in a steady 86-ball knock, while Thomas notched a four and a six off 47 deliveries. Both fell in the space of 24 balls paving the way for Campbell and Powell to re-energise the innings in a partnership which required just 61 deliveries. Left-hander Campbell faced just 64 balls and struck five fours and three sixes while Powell hit one four and four sixes in an up tempo 38-ball innings. ICC Americas then prospered principally because of three partnerships which revolved around left-hander Leverock who faced 83 balls and counted seven fours and two sixes. He put on 35 off 38 balls for the first wicket with Fahad Babar (5), 48 for the third wicket with Srimantha Wijeyeratne (19) and a further 33 for the fourth wicket with Amsterdam. CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC): Jamaica Scorpions hauled themselves back into contention for a semi-final spot in the Regional Super50 after whipping winless ICC Americas by 67 runs, in a rain-hit contest here yesterday. In a game reduced to 46 overs per side because of rain, the Scorpions overcame a shaky start to rally to 251 for five at 3Ws Oval with John Campbell (66), Andre McCarthy (63) and Rovman Powell (52) all hitting half-centuries. Left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar was the best bowler with two for 35. Set a revised target of 254, Bermudian opener Kamau Leverock struck a breezy top score of 75 but ICC Americas slumped from 130 for three in the 27th over, to 187 all out off 44.3 overs. Alex Amsterdam (20) was the only other batsman to show any resistance as the development side lost their last seven wickets for 57 runs in quick time. The main architect of their demise was leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who snatched five for 24 – his second five-wicket haul in 50-overs cricket.
Canadian Phil Rose, who beat Jamaican Ricardo Planter by a split decision in the Wray and Nephew Contender Junior Middleweight Boxing Series on Wednesday night, believes he can build on the performance and go all the way in the competition. Judges Linden Allen scored the close bout 48-47, Jeremy Hayes, 47-48, and Ransford Burton, 49-46. Rose said he dominated the bout and did what he had to do. However, he said Planter’s style confused him during the contest held at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road. “Every time I approached him, he put his head down and he was into me so I couldn’t fire off like I wanted to,” Rose said. He said he knows that to win the competition, he will be facing tougher opponents than Planter and he told The Gleaner what he needs to do in order to ensure he goes all the way in the tournament. “Hard training, back to the gym, and just keep working hard. It took a lot to get used to this heat, so the more I come back, the better I’ll be,” he said.
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP): Chelsea clinched the English Premier League at the first opportunity on Friday, beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 through Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd-minute goal to take an unassailable 10-point lead. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte jumped into the arms of his fellow coaches near the dugout after Batshuayi — just on as a substitute — poked home a close-range finish from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cutback. It is a second top-flight league title in three seasons and sixth in total for Chelsea, which have led the standings since early November. Conte became the fourth manager to win the Premier League in his first season in English football and he was thrown in the air by his celebrating players in joyous scenes. The Italian has had the golden touch, and it extended to the title-clinching game. Chelsea were being frustrated by a stubborn West Brom defending deep and in numbers, so Conte decided to take off Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez and bring on Batshuayi — surprisingly — and Willian. Six minutes later, the Belgium striker was scoring the biggest goal of his career and being mobbed by teammates in front of Chelsea’s jubilant visiting fans. It was only Batshuayi’s second league goal, and first since August. “The beauty of football,” Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas said, “a player who didn’t play a lot scores the winning goal for the championship.” It marked the end of a title race that has been dominated by Chelsea, with only Tottenham giving chase. Spurs lost at West Ham 1-0 last week to give Chelsea three opportunities to clinch the league. They needed only one. Chelsea have won 28 of their 36 games, including nine of their last 11 matches. It’s a remarkable turnaround for a club that finished 10th in the league last season in the worst-ever Premier League title defense. “Consistently we have been the best team in the league,” Chelsea defender Gary Cahill said. “There is no better feeling in football. People have written us off as a team and individually and this has shut them up.” Conte’s team has also reached the final of the FA Cup, where they will play Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 27.
DAY6 is for everybody 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 Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FC Meralco Manila gave Phil and James Younghusband a rude homecoming last Saturday at Rizal Memorial Coliseum, posting a 2-0 victory over the Davao Aguilas that extended the Sparks’ lead at the top of the Philippines Football League to six points.Goals from Tahj Minniecon and Jake Morallo lifted the Sparks to 44 points for the season, while leaving the Aguilas winless in 17 matches, despite a massive roster buildup during the transfer window that saw them acquire the Younghusband brothers, who faced their former team for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Minniecon struck from close range in the 53rd minute, scoring from the edge of the area after skipping past a couple of challenges, before Morallo sealed the win with a firm header past Marko Trkulja six minutes from time.Kaya moved to within six points off the Sparks after a 4-0 spanking of Stallion Laguna at University of Makati Stadium.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 Fernando, Paz seize underbone, scooter top spots Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
View comments Guiao also had nothing but praise for the 23-year-old Ravena, who won two UAAP titles and a couple of UAAP MVPs with Ateneo“Kiefer, on the other hand, we all know that he can be a go-to guy, he can also create for his teammates, he has leadership. He’s not afraid to take over a game. He’s a very intelligent, high-IQ player, so those are the things that a team like ours could really need.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Guiao both described Standhardinger and Ravena as “immediate impact players.”He likes the fact that Standhardinger is a seasoned player having played in Basketball Bundesliga, a top tier professional club league in Germany.“Standhardinger is coming into the draft at 28 years old, he’s mature. He’s got experience, so you don’t need to put him through a learning process,” said Guiao.“He understands the game from what we’ve seen. He’s a hard worker, he can fit right into any team’s system.”The 6-foot-7 Fil-German introduced himself to Philippine basketball when he was tapped to play for the national team in the Jones Cup before suiting up as Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup as a replacement for Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide But the likes of Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng and other big names could also follow suit.Most coaches keep their cards close to their chest but Guiao didn’t beat around the bush when asked who intends to select.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“Nothing but the obvious so if Standhardinger is No. 1, maybe we’ll go with Kiefer. If it’s Kiefer’s No. 1 then we’ll go with Standhardinger because most likely we’ll be No. 2, so it’s really that obvious, I guess,” said Guiao.“We have another draft very early in the second round so we’ll see who are the best available talent in the second round.” 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 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comNLEX will most likely pick second overall in the 2017 PBA Draft that has head coach Yeng Guiao licking his chops given the potential of talents that would be available.So far, only Christian Standhardinger has officially applied for the draft among the highly-touted prospects eyeing to make the jump to the pros this year.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ China Kashgar ousts Chooks-to-Go from title contention with 16-point beatdown Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene