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first_imgThe Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) named eight athletes who are involved in a camp in preparation for participation at the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia, Samoa from September 5-11. The announcement was made by Alan Beckford, JOA director and chef de mission of the team, at a press conference held at the JOA offices yesterday. Joan Rattray will double as assistant chef de mission and medical officer. The athletes are all national junior champions at the recently held National Championships and also World Youth Games representatives. The list include: (Females) – Junelle Bromfield (400m hurdles), Satanya Wright (400m). Males – Michael Bentley (200m, 4x400m relay), Lushane Wilson (800m, 4x400m), Jauavney James (400m, 4x400m), Leonardo Ledgister (300m hurdles, 3x400m), Leon Clarke (800m, 4x400m) and Kevin Nedrick (discus, shot put). The coach is Michael McIntosh. Track and field athletes apart, swimming will be represented by Annabella Lyn and Joseph Black. The coach is Wendy Lee. Natalie Neita-Headley, minister with responsibility for sports, urged the athletes to give of their best. “We have grown accustomed as a country to doing well in everything that we do as we only want the best. While we have great expectations as a people, we want you to do your best as that will be good enough,” the minister encouraged. “You give of your best and if you remain disciplined, if you remain dope-free, we are happy to have you represent Jamaica, so as you go off, remember this. Congrats to the JOA for creating the opportunity for you. Take this journey seriously for your life depends on it, your future depends on it,” she added. Michael Fennell, JOA president, spoke a bit of the history of the Commonwealth Youth Games, that started 15 years ago in Scotland. “The Commonwealth Youth Games has attracted seven sports, but has been growing steadily. It is not at the level of the Youth World Games or Youth Olympics,” Fennell shared. “UNICEF will once again partner with the Commonwealth and will conduct a number of workshops during the Games in Samoa for the young people. In addition to the sports, the focus will be on the athletes’ personal development. This we are very happy for.” The team will leave on August 31 and is slated to arrive in Samoa on September 2.last_img read more

first_imgTwenty local coaches started the fourth Netball Jamaica (NJ)/University of Technology (UTech) Level 1 coaching course at the weekend.Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica, said her organisation was pleased to be staging another course. She said that the impact on the sport has been tremendous to date, and mentioned that the new head coach of the Under-21 squad, Christopher Smart, is a graduate of the course.President of the International Netball Federation Molly Rhone lauded the participants for taking the step to invest in themselves. She said netball could only get better with better-trained coaches right across the board.Smart, who graduated from the course in 2012, endorsed it while saying that it had made him a better coach. Since then, he has won two competitions and is a force to be reckoned with in the Berger Elite League as coach of the St. Catherine Racers. He was recently appointed head coach of the Under-21 training squad that is in preparation for the 2017 World Youth Netball Championships in Botswana.high hopesOne of the participants, Delroy Johnson, coach of Holy Childhood High School, said that he expected to become a better coach at the end of the course based on the scientific methods to be taught. He added that he hopes the course will help him to achieve his school’s dream of winning the national championship this year.Dr. Kamilah Hylton, acting dean of the Faculty of Science and Sport at UTech, said that she was ecstatic to be hosting the course another time.”We believe that the two (science and sport) are married, so for it to be held here, we are absolutely delighted to be a part of such an event.”The course will run for six weeks, all day Saturday and Sunday. Some of the topics to be taught include nutrition, anatomy, sport psychology, fundamentals of netball skills, sport management, among others. The participants will sit a theory and a practical examination at the end of the six weeks.Kim Mair, chief executive officer of the Joan Duncan Foundation/JMMB Group (new sponsor), said that her organisation was on board to support the development of the sport of netball. The other sponsors are the International Netball Federation, Netball Jamaica Foundation, Supreme Ventures, and Jamaica National.last_img read more

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Jamie Vardy became the first player to score in 11 straight English Premier League (EPL) games in helping Leicester draw 1-1 with Manchester United, capping a frenzied day of goals and drama that ended with Manchester City back in first place.Vardy beat former United star Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record – held since 2003 – for netting in consecutive games by scoring in the 24th minute at King Power Stadium yesterday, continuing a stunning run that began in late August.”It’s unbelievable,” said Vardy, who was playing non-league football four seasons ago and wasn’t even a regular starter for Leicester last season.Leicester began the day in first place, scarcely believable given the team narrowly fought off relegation only last season, but slipped to second after conceding an equaliser to Bastian Schweinsteiger in first-half injury time.Man City reclaimed top spot after grabbing three of the 25 goals scored across six matches – an unprecedented total in the Premier League for that number of games.City beat Southampton 3-1 at home to end a sobering week on a high, following losses to Liverpool in the Premier League and Juventus in the Champions League.DE BRUYNE NETS OPENING GOALRecord signing Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal for City, with the playmaker setting up the others for Fabian Delph and Aleksandar Kolarov.The most dramatic game was at Dean Court, where Junior Stanislas scored Bournemouth’s last-gasp equaliser in a wild 3-3 draw against Everton. Four of the game’s goals went in from the 80th, with Ross Barkley scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage time to restore the lead for Everton.Newcastle dropped into the bottom three after losing 5-1 at Crystal Palace. Sunderland capitalised on the sending-off of Ryan Shawcross soon after half-time to beat Stoke 2-0 through goals in the final eight minutes by Patrick van Aanholt and Duncan Watmore.Aston Villa are five points adrift in last place after matching the club’s longest run without a victory – 13 games – by losing 3-2 to Watford.Vardy’s record-breaking goal was typical for a player who has become one of the hottest properties in English football. Racing onto a through-ball behind the defence and one-on-one with the goalkeeper David de Gea, Vardy took a touch, composed himself, and shot powerfully into the bottom corner.He wheeled away in celebration, pointing repeatedly to his chest, shouting out loudly and taking in the adulation of the crowd before getting mobbed by teammates.”I’ve just been keeping my head down this week, not letting it sink in my head and just concentrate,” Vardy said. “It was just another game we tried to get three points from.”last_img read more

first_imgRaymond GrahamGleaner WriterToday’s MVP Track and Field meet will take focus inside the National Stadium this evening, with the promise of top quality athletics, given the early form shown so far this season.Following last Saturday’s outstanding performances from several of the country’s top senior athletes including an world leading equalling 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m from Elaine Thompson, fans are in store for three hours of top class performances once again with the main event expected to start at 3:00pm because of the overwhelming support of entries.Meet organiser Paul Francis is excited about the meet and the support it has received.”We have received over 400 entries and because of this we will have to start a bit earlier, running several heats but the main event with the top seeded athletes will commence at 5:00pm,” said Francis.With this being the last chance for athletes to sharpen up ahead of the Penn Relays it should be great competition for both high school athletes as well as those from clubs and colleges.The Penn Relays will take place in Philadelphia, USA between April 28 – 30.Besides the 4x100m and 4x400m there will be action also in the 4x800m relays with 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles along with 400m hurdles also facing the starter.An exciting battle is expected in the men’s 100m as former world champion Yohan Blake of Racers Track Club will lead a high quality field with the likes of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer, MVP’s Andrew Fisher and World Championships 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes all posing a threat.World Championships bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson is also expected to feature in the women’s 400m event.Following her defeat to GC Foster College’s Rhonda Whyte in the women’s 400m hurdles, Edwin Allen High schoolgirl Shannon Kallawan, will be hoping to avenge that defeat when both clash once again in an event, which also includes some of the country’s top athletes who will be bidding for spots on Jamaica’s team to the Rio Olympic Games.These include the likes of Sprintec’s Ristananna Tracey, MVP’s Nikita Tracy and the University of West Indies’ Rushell Clayton, who will be defending her collegiate title at the Penn Relays.Today’s meet will also be a good opportunity for high school teams in the relays. Following two sub-40 seconds clocking so far this season, Kingston College led by Jhevaughn Matherson and Akeem Bloomfield will be hoping for another big performance but with defending Penn Relays champion Calabar expected to insert outstanding Class II athlete Christopher Taylor in their line-up, this could make it more difficult for the North Street – based team.Both teams will be pitted against Racers and MVP units, which will also be interesting to see how the schoolboys do against their seniors.Among the girls Penn Relays favourite St. Jago is expected to parade their strong 4x100m team, which is expected to include the likes of Kimone Shaw, Shaniel English and Shanice Reid.However, defending Penn Relays champion Edwin Allen with the likes of Patrice Moodie and Shellece Clarke along Holmwood Technical with Ashley Williams and company could make it difficult for the St. Jago quartet.TODAY’S ORDER OF EVENT5:00 P.M: 4X100M FEMALE5:00 P.M: LONG JUMP MEN5:10 P.M: 4x100M MALEDISCUS FEMALE5:20 P.M: 800M FEMALE5:25 P.M; 800M MALE5:35 P.M: 400M HURDLES FEMALE5:40 P.M 400M HURDLES MALE5:50 P.M : 4X800M FEMALE6:00 P.M: 4X800M MALE6:10 P.M: 400M M FEMALEDISCUS MALE6:20 P.M: 400M MALE6:30 P.M LONG JUMP6:45 P.M: 200M FEMALE6:55 P.M: 200M MALE7:10 P.M: 100M H FEMALE7:15 P.M; 110M H MALE7:55 P.M: 4X400M FEMALE8:00 P.M: 4X400M MALElast_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 115-111. APRussell Westbrook played the best basketball of his life for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, winning the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player award in the process.His efforts on the court have been rewarded, as the spitfire guard will reportedly sign an approximately $200 million 10-year extension with the Jordan Brand.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start Rain or Shine fends off Wright, Phoenixcenter_img The deal, as per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes.The 28-year-old UCLA product is coming off a five-year deal with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s signature brand, which he signed in 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith his stock getting higher after winning the league’s biggest individual award, the Jordan Brand took the opportunity to lock up one of the most sought-after stars in today’s game.Although details of the deal remain scarce, DePaula said Westbrook’s first ever signature line of shoes is also expected to be released. MOST READ Given the enigmatic superstar’s flair for the dramatic—both inside the court and when it comes to fashion—the shoe will be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before.”Furthermore, the Jordan Brand also pledged to support Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation and sweetened the deal with an “ambassador clause,” which would keep him with the company after even after his retirement.  Khristian Ibarrol /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing PLAY LIST 01:55Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Simmons’ triple-double helps 76ers top Bulls Mavericks: Portland at home on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Clint Capela had 16 points and 13 rebounds. That included an alley-oop dunk on a pass from near midcourt by Harden in the fourth quarter, when the Rockets took their biggest lead at 20 after a 15-point edge in the first 6 minutes was cut to six at halftime.NO CP3Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni wasn’t thrilled that Paul was left off the All-Star team. The nine-time All-Star missed 14 games with a left knee injury and another three with a left abductor strain. But the Rockets are 24-5 in games he has played, and won his first 15 starts. He entered the Dallas game averaging 19.1 points, 8.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. “People that should be watching games don’t watch the games and see how important a guy is,” D’Antoni said. “It’s perplexing.”TIP-INSRockets: Capela extended a career best with his 11th straight double-digit scoring game, and the Rockets improved to 16-2 when he scores at least 15. … Houston was just 11 of 23 on free throws, in part because Harden, an 87 percent free-throw shooter, matched his season low with two attempts.Mavericks: Rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr. was chosen for the Rising Stars game, and coach Rick Carlisle has been campaigning for him to be in the dunk contest during All-Star weekend. Smith is among rookie leaders in points, assists and steals. … G Kyle Collinsworth was signed to a second 10-day contract. … G Devin Harris, who has been in the concussion protocol, missed his second straight game and will be out at least two more, coach Rick Carlisle said. … Dirk Nowitzki scored seven points in a season-low 15 minutes.UP NEXTRockets: At New Orleans on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Eric Gordon scored 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range. Southwest Division-leading Houston was up and down from beyond the arc, going 10 of 14 in the first quarter and 2 of 15 in the second.The Rockets finished two shy of their season high in 3s, going 21 of 51. Harden shot 6 of 10 and Ariza was 5 of 14. Chris Paul went 3 of 8 and had 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.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 folkWesley Matthews matched his season high with 29 points for the Mavericks, who lost for the seventh time in 10 games since a season-best four-game winning streak that helped lift them out of last place in the West. Yogi Ferrell scored 19, going 4 of 5 from long range.Ariza, who combined with Harden and Chris Paul to go 9 of 10 from 3-point range in the first quarter, was suspended two games for entering the Clippers’ locker room after a feisty game in Paul’s first game against his former team since the offseason trade that sent him to Houston. 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 Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates sinking a three-point basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — James Harden scored 25 points after getting named to his sixth straight Western Conference All-Star team and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Wednesday night.Trevor Ariza had 23 points as the Rockets beat their Texas rivals for the sixth straight time, a streak that started with a four-game sweep last season. Houston won its fourth straight game and seventh in the past nine.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgDeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Smoothie King Center on December 13, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, set for a starting appearance in the NBA All-Star Game next month, will instead miss the remainder of the season, the club announced Saturday.Cousins will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon suffered when he was going for a rebound late in the Pelicans’ 115-113 victory over Houston on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jaja makes her final stand OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson An MRI exam confirmed the extent of the injury and the need for surgery for the 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist.Paired with fellow big man Anthony Davis, Cousins had helped push the Pelicans toward their first playoff appearance since 2015 and what would have been the first post-season trip of his eight-season NBA career, six of those campaigns with Sacramento.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 folkCousins is averaging 25.2 points and 1.6 blocked shots a game as well as career highs of 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game.He ranked third in the league in rebounds and eighth in scoring. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Also announcing a season-ending surgery on Saturday were the Memphis Grizzlies, who declared the campaign over for guard Mike Conley.Conley, who had been sidelined since November, will undergo surgery to smooth a small bone protrusion in his left heel that continues to cause pain. He is expected to recover in time for the 20-18-19 season.The 30-year-old son of 1992 Olympic triple jump champion Mike Conley Snr has played 11 NBA seasons, all for the Grizzlies.In 12 games this season, Conley averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds a game. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes is sticking with the team’s decision to have Andray Blatche as the country’s only naturalized player.Under the new rules for the Fiba Olympic Qualifiers, any team can bring in a new naturalized for every game but Reyes said Sunday that Gilas will standy Blatche no matter what.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Blatche took flak for his subpar performance against Australia when he had just eight points and seven rebounds on 3-of-11 shooting in the Philippines’ 84-68 loss, the team’s only setback in the group stage so far.Despite the criticisms, Blatche bounced back in the 89-84 victory over Japan with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists.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“As for Andray, his value has always been beyond numbers and I know he got a lot of flak for the last game but his job was to guard [Daniel] Kickert, Australia’s best player,” said Reyes at Mall of Asia Arena.Kickert, prior to the Boomers’ game against Gilas, averaged 15 points a game but was limited to just five when he had Blatche guarding him.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “So those of you who understand basketball, you will see that it’s not just the points,” said Reyes. “There’s a lot of value into it.Although Reyes stood by Blatche, he got a side casualty in the form of four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo’s defensive assignment against Australia was Angus Brandt, who before the Gilas game, averaged eight points.Brandt finished with 13 points to Fajardo’s 15 points but Reyes managed to use the statistic to give a negative connotation to his center’s effort.Reyes, however, got his numbers mixed up when he cited the efforts of Fajardo and Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Castro takes charge in final seconds to save Gilas “Andray’s got eight points but his man had five, so that’s a plus three,” said Reyes. “If you go to June Mar as against Brandt who had 17 or 16, that’s negative, if basketball is a linear game, but it’s not.” Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDallas also intends to decline the $5 million club option on Dirk Nowitzki’s contract and re-sign him once its salary structure is more settled, the person told the AP on condition of anonymity because the sides are not publicly commenting on moves ahead of free agency opening Sunday.The move on Nowitzki is designed to create more room under the salary cap, as were the decisions to rescind qualifying offers to shooting guard Doug McDermott and center Salah Mejri, making both unrestricted free agents.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJordan was set to make $24.1 million under the four-year, $87.6 million contract he signed to stay with the team that drafted him in 2008. Seven years later, the Mavericks made a strong play for Jordan, who agreed to sign with them as a free agent.The Houston native changed his mind, and the saga played out on social media the day before Jordan could sign. Former teammate Blake Griffin and coach Doc Rivers were part of a contingent that went to his house and stayed with him until the deal was official. LATEST STORIES The reversal was a stunning setback for Dallas, which made the playoffs without Jordan the following year but lost in the first round and now is coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years.Circumstances are much different now, with the former All-Stars who helped persuade Jordan to stay no longer around. Chris Paul engineered a trade to Houston last summer, and the Clippers shipped Griffin to Detroit in January in a sign that rebuilding years could be ahead.The Mavericks are two years into their own reconstruction, with 2017 first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr. joined by another player who will begin his NBA career as a teenager in European standout Luka Doncic.Dallas moved up two spots in the draft last week to get the Slovenian guard, who was taken third overall by Atlanta while the Mavericks selected former Oklahoma scoring sensation Trae Young for the Hawks.Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refused to accept an apology from Jordan after the reversal, but later said he was moving on and never ruled out acquiring a player despite what was seen as a betrayal. Now the billionaire wants to get the Mavericks back to winning as soon as possible.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LeBron declines option, becomes prize free agent In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, reaches for a rebound along with Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.A person with knowledge of the situation says the Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay with the Clippers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan, three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers.Jordan has opted out of the final year of that contract he signed with LA in 2015, and the Mavericks intend to pursue him as an unrestricted free agent, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Cuban was fined $600,000 last season for public comments admitting the club tanked for better draft picks, but his point was that he was telling his players he wanted to get away from that strategy. A long-term deal for Jordan, who turns 30 in July, would be a strong sign of that.Jordan, who was second in the NBA at 15.2 rebounds per game last season, shores up an area that has long been a weakness for a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff series since winning its first NBA title in 2011. He averaged 12 points per game last season.His arrival would be an odd twist for Dallas fans, who booed him steadfastly in each of his five trips to Dallas after that summertime saga. Jordan’s presence also could mean Nowitzki comes off the bench in what is expected to be his record 21st season with the same franchise.Since the change of heart by Jordan, the most productive center for the Mavericks was their immediate replacement — Zaza Pachulia in 2015-16. Dallas hoped Nerlens Noel could become a significant piece after trading for him at the deadline in 2017. But the sixth overall pick by Philadelphia in 2013 never blossomed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Tolentino added 24 points.BanKo-Perlas showed no signs of slowing down, beating Adamson-Akari, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, to stretch its win run to three, three days after taking the bronze in the Vinh Long Cup in Vietnam.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sletba Open Championships rolls off 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. FILE– Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo forced a deciding set and Kat Tolentino took it from there, leading the Lady Eagles  to a 25-21, 17-25, 19-25, 25-14, 15-7 victory over the PetroGazz Angels for their second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan Saturday.Coming off a long break, Ateneo rallied from eight points down to clinch the opening frame before losing the next two sets.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But the Lady Eagles refocused, clobbering the Angels in the fourth behind Maddie Madayag and rookie Vanessa Gandler before Tolentino stepped up to anchor the team’s four straight hits in the fifth that gave them a 6-2 upperhand.Another Tolentino hit kept the Lady Eagles on top in the changeover, 8-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMadayag wound up with 13 attack points for 16 hits while scoring 13 kills blocks.“I guess we fought really hard. We trusted each other and followed coach (Oliver Almadro),” said Madayag. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more