Anfield, almost the only light in a year with many red-white shades

first_imgAtlético was sixth when the break came because of the COVID-19 or what is the same: outside the positions that give access to the next Champions for the first time since Simeone came to the Atletico bench with eleven days left in the league. In fact, the FEF proposal weeks ago, with the proposal to leave Atlético out of the Champions League, received a harsh reply from Gil Marín, the Rojiblanco CEO: “Decisions like this only serve to confront”. Failure to qualify for the Champions League as soon as the competition can resume could have immediate consequences: Atlético has those 77 million that the Champions League has reported so far this season so as not to lose their status and, to achieve them, could be forced to sell flagship players at the moment like Thomas himself or Saúl, both wanted by greats from Europe. Goal problemBefore last summer ended Simeone’s voice already repeated that phrase like a mantra. “I need a goal, I need a goal.” Morata and Costa were the only 9 cigars. The club tested the market but the operation that was sought, Rodrigo del Valencia, required the departure of Correa to Milan that did not occur (and thank goodness that many can think over the months; the Argentine is another of the few lights of Cholo this season). As soon as the season began, it was proven that Cholo was right. On the 16th day of the League his loss of aim was already a fact: 16 goals, the worst scoring record in his history. InjuriesAlthough the team has not suffered the plague of muscle injuries from the previous season, almost 50, during the months of December and January Simeone looked behind him at games and his bench was Adam and kidsThe injuries were tightening the knot on his tie again. Costa operated on for a cervical disc herniation, João Félix a month out, Cholo without strikers. Curiously, when the Argentine coach had recovered all his players, the break came in competitions due to the coronavirus crisis. Only Morata, injured at Anfield, needed these days to recover from his injury. The rest no longer. They already were. The signingsWhile for months the most regularity of João Felix was in the preseason, his performance more sparks than something continuous, Lemar kept writing his obituary in Atlético match by match. Of undeniable class, the shirt weighs, nothing comes out and, for the fans, the second most expensive signing in Atlético’s history (70 million) was an absolute disaster. Before the summer diaspora, Atlético practically replaced player by player, betting on youth. At the moment between the signings, a great light: Felipe’s … Until Marcos Llorente lit his. The Anfield LightAnd so Anfield came to scare away any doubt, any shadow. Atlético honored their anthem and intimidated Liverpool in the first leg of the Wanda Metropolitano. That Liverpool who traveled to Madrid having lost only two games in the entire season. Beaten and beaten, there was still the second part of this tie: Anfield. Klopp’s team managed to turn the tie around while Oblak resisted under the bombardment until the appearance of Marcos Llorente. Two goals in overtime put Atlético back on track. In rooms. Now it remains to be seen whether the Champions League will finally resume in the crisis due to the coronavirus. Anfield, that light to hold on to under that motto: “Never stop believing.” While Thomas continues to defoliate the daisy, now I am going – now I am staying, the FA accuses Trippier of having violated the betting rule requesting a sanction and the disqualification of the rojiblanco right side. Last notch of a season that is being complicated for the rojiblancos in many aspects, being the victory at Anfield against Liverpool, until now the European champion, in the knockout stages of the Champions League, the light that illuminates this season, these difficult days in which the Atletico club has had to face several hard losses, those of Peiró Capón and Jones due to coronavirus, the boy Christian Minchola and an icon like Radomir Antic due to pancreatitis. The fight for the Championslast_img read more

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Santana would have celebrated his 82nd birthday in the Mutua final: “Thank you very much”

first_imgManolo Santana, pioneer and legend of Spanish tennis, turns 82 this Sunday. Born on Could 10, 1938 in Madrid, he celebrates it at his residence in Marbella as an alternative of earlier than the males’s closing of the Mutua Madrid Open, the place he would have been honored if the Masters 1,000 ATP and Premier Necessary WTA in the capital had been held this week at the Caja Mágica.This is not going to be the case resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the two-time winner of Roland Garros (1961 and 1964) and one in every of the US Open (1965) and Wimbledon (1966) handed away at dwelling. with his spouse, Claudia, who’s the one who solutions the telephone, a way by which congratulations have poured in, additionally on social networks, from establishments, personalities, colleagues, pals and admirers, who quantity in the hundreds. If the Mutua Open had not been postponed (may nonetheless be performed in 2020), it would not have been missed by the match’s honorary president, who gave up his place as director final yr to Feliciano López. Santana, an icon in Spain throughout the 1960s and past, chatted briefly with AS, with that attribute mushy and whispering voice that has left him the passage of time and the bustle of many journeys: “Right here I’m, in jail till the 18th,” he stated with good humor. “Absolutely I would have been in Madrid, however you have to adapt to the present state of affairs and resist all the things they throw at me,” he stated. “All the tennis folks have referred to as and texted me,” he defined, earlier than sending a message of affection to AS readers: “I like and admire them simply as they love me. Thank you very a lot.” Not way back, again in February, Santana took the racket to ramble for some time at the membership that bears his title. “I play each time I can, additionally at dwelling,” he confesses.Teledeporte dedicates this Sunday a particular (18:15) earlier than the reissue of the closing of the Madrid Open 2019 between Djokovic and Tsitsipas, which the Serbian received. Just a few days in the past, he made a short look on the public sports activities chain on the event of the re-broadcast of one other closing of the Spanish match, that of Nalbandián in opposition to Federer in 2007, with the Argentine’s victory. On the attainable celebration of the 2020 version, he’s not very optimistic: “I see it very troublesome.” Phrase of a genius. Completely satisfied birthday, Manolo! 🥳🎁We’d be celebrating at present 🎂 in the Magic Field earlier than the males’s closing, however we nonetheless hope you spend a day 🔝! For a lot of extra! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/enGlOTYzil– #MMOPEN (@MutuaMadridOpen) Could 10, 2020last_img read more

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Leaders must be held accountable

first_img Horrific slaughter To my utter amazement and disgust, in full view of the public, one of the horses was euthanised and removed from the racetrack by a front-end loader, with the now deceased horse’s head and neck hanging from the bucket of the vehicle. The author of this unconscionable act obviously has no regard to the sensitivity of any ‘horse lover’ at the Park. I suppose that “oops” will be the answer if any animal rights organisations protest this action. That was not all. The next race, the fifth race, was scheduled to start at 2:35 p.m., but got off to its customary late start. At the end of the race, a now seemingly mandatory ‘stewards enquiry’ sign was placed on the tote board, as the stewards reviewed the race. After a lengthy deliberation, one of three grey horses in the race was disqualified for ‘interference” during the race. Frantic stakeholders (two trainers and an announcer) immediately went to the room where the gentlemen were to have dialogue with the stewards, to inform them that the wrong grey horse had been disqualified! The number seven horse, No Money Friend, was not the culprit, but horse number four, Touch the Road, was to blame. Upon further review, the now embarrassed stewards reportedly said “oops”, corrected themselves and dividends to be paid to successful punters recalculated and paid. This caused considerable delay to the running of the next race as reluctant race-day managers, faced with the prospect of running the next race on time, ran the risk of running the last race in darkness so that punters at the track and 60-odd off-track betting stations could bet on the race. As usual, no one will be held accountable for yet another instance of incompetence, as “oops” seems to be the acceptable response. We cannot go on like this. People must be held accountable for their actions and sanctioned after independent review. There is no other way. A new administrator of a world sporting body (Sebastian Coe) is quoted as saying: “It is our responsibility to make sure right systems are in place and the right people to uphold these systems.” Here at home in Jamaica, that responsibility seems more and more to be in our hands. We can get results when we collectively demand it. Let us no longer be afraid. As the world reels from disclosure after disclosure that the men who ‘volunteer’ for service as sport administrators have personal aggrandisement as the real reason for their service, the call for term limits to their reign becomes even more moot. The Dick Pound-authored revelations about the shenanigans in WADA and the IAAF regarding doping in sport – which was published yesterday – should alert us here in Jamaica to the relevance of whistle-blowers who come forward with information that is factual, but are vilified and ostracised by those (with authority) who are fingered. We must begin to look deeply into the administration of sporting bodies that continually fail to succeed, yet whose leaders glibly request ‘reform’, but hang on for dear life when requested to submit to ‘reform’. The sport of horse racing continues to lose money, monthly, despite every study and review pointing out that Government has no business promoting the sport. We hear, year after year, that “the promoting company (Caymanas Track Limited) will be divested soon”, while the investors and stakeholders soldier on in hope. Recently, there has been a welcome rush of sponsorship of the sport. Supreme Ventures Limited, Burger King and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) have put their resources and cash on the line in showing a sceptical public that this sport of horse racing can be a welcome source of fun and entertainment every week. However, administrators do things that frustrate punters and nauseate visitors. Following the fourth race at Caymanas Park last Saturday, two horses were unable to finish the race through injury. They had their jockeys dismount inside the final furlong of an 1,820 metres race.last_img read more

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Scorpions score massive win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in WICB Four-Day Championship

first_imgCRICKET:KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Man-of-the-Match John Campbell snatched a five-wicket haul and then smashed a cameo, unbeaten half-century as Jamaica Scorpions broke their four-game losing slump in the Regional four-day championship with a convincing nine-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday.Playing on the final day of the ninth round contest at the Arnos Vale Stadium, the 22-year-old claimed five for 106 with his part-time off-spin to send the hosts tumbling for 350 in their second innings.They resumed on 245 for four, but lost their last six wickets for 105 runs, with Campbell picking up four of the wickets to fall. Veteran left-arm spinner Nikita Miller provided support, taking four for 90.Devon Thomas (126), captain Liam Sebastien (52) and Kavem Hodge (45) led the Volcanoes’ scoring.Set 139 for victory, Scorpions raced to their target off 34.4 overs, with the left-handed Campbell pummelling a stroke-filled 83 and fellow opener Shacaya Thomas scoring 52.Campbell faced just 97 deliveries and belted six fours and four sixes, putting on 133 with the right-handed Thomas, who counted four boundaries in a 107-ball knock.He raised his half-century off just 52 deliveries, with four fours and two sixes, while Thomas was far more sedate, requiring 105 balls in nearly two hours.The victory, which brought Scorpions 19 points, was their first since the first week of December last year when they beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Pride winAT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE IN TRINIDAD: Barbados Pride defeated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by seven wickets on the final day of their ninth round clash here yesterday.Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66) and 74 for three (Shai Hope 36, Kraigg Brathwaite 31). RED FORCE 226 (Kyle Hope 77, Yannick Ottley 37; Kemar Roach 4-45, Jomel Warrican 3-44) and 240 (Kyle Hope 76, Imran Khan 39, Marlon Richards 39; Jomel Warrican 5-54, Kevin Stoute 4-50).AT SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS CRICKET GROUND IN ANTIGUA: Leeward Islands Hurricanes drew with Guyana Jaguars on the final day here yesterday.Scores: HURRICANES 430 (Montcin Hodge 149 not out, Gavin Tonge 59, Kieran Powell 55, Daron Cruickshank 43, Keacy Carty 33, Orlando Peters 29; Chris Barnwell 2-68, Veerasammy Permaul 2-77). JAGUARS 190 (Shiv Chanderpaul 48, Rayon Reifer 45, Vishaul Singh 25; Gavin Tonge 4-37, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-59, Alzarri Joseph 2-34) and 222 for eight (Leon Johnson 79, Vishaul Singh 32, Shiv Chanderpaul 25 not out; Alzarri Joseph 4-71, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-34).last_img read more

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Jennifer Ellison Brown: Trends and social issues in sport

first_img WOMEN UNDER-REPRESENTED Women have traditionally been associated with the arts in general and dance in particular, but many sporting and adventurous activities have traditionally been seen as male pursuits. This is a part of the traditional view of the women in society as housewives. Their lack of financial independence, the lack of childcare facilities and their supposed unsuitability for certain types of competitive sport have all worked together to restrict participation. These cultural barriers are deeply rooted and also affect the coverage of females in sports by the media, potential commercial sponsorship opportunities and opportunities for female participation and progression. Even though unmarried women had their separate Olympic Games in ancient Greece, the modern Games were based on male competition, with Pierre de Coubertin stating that the role of women should be restricted to that of an admiring spectator. Therefore, they were not allowed to participate in the 1896 Games and were only allowed to participate in golf and tennis at the Games in 1900s. Gradually, the number of events in which they could participate increased. They were allowed in swimming in 1912, athletics in 1928, marathon in 1984, 10,000 metres in 1988, and judo events in 1992. At the 1968 Games in Mexico, a woman, Enriquetta Basilio, lit the Olympic flame, a first for a woman at the Games. Today, it is possible for women to take part in almost any sport. Social changes have gradually given women more opportunities to control their own lives. The gender stereotyping, is gradually being broken down, and female participation has increased in all areas of sport. This could be as a result of the following: n The recognition that exercise is good for health • Greater economic freedom • Efforts by governments and sport authorities to promote sports for everyone • An increase in the number of activities which appeal to women. • More role models for women • Increased media coverage • More childcare facilities at leisure centres Although the gap is closing, some people still believe that some sport is a man’s world, and being competitive and muscular is not appropriate for women. Media still gives more coverage to male than female sport, it is much harder to attract sponsors for female sport, there is still inequality of opportunity and the gap in prize money can be very wide. Women are under-represented in management and coaching and most sport administrators are still men. In male sports, very few women take part in these roles, but even in women’s sport men often get these positions. An example is netball, which is dominated by male coaches and umpires. Men are in control of most sports at every level. Women are given opportunities as coaches, organisers, umpires and referees. However, fewer women are seen in management and administrative roles. Violence is quite common in some sports, team sports in particular. It is often the strong desire to win that leads to violence. If the opposition’s best player is injured, they can no longer play a full role in the game. Violence can also be caused by pent-up frustration. When the match is not going their way, players may get angry and vent their aggression at opponents or officials. These same pressures and frustrations can affect spectators as well. Spectators are very passionate, and fans often experience extreme emotions when supporting their team especially at key matches. Football is a typical example of sport that attracts the biggest crowd and gives rise to problems of verbal and racial abuse directed at players and officials. The problem of football hooliganism has received a lot of attention. It became a major problem in the 1960s and developed into the 1970s, resulting in disastrous events at the Heysel stadium in Belgium and the Hillsborough stadium in the 1980s, which resulted in commissioned investigations into spectator behaviour and the safety aspects of football grounds leading to the implementation of safety measures resulting from the findings of the ‘ Taylor Report’. Violence in the form of terrorism also affects sports. Terrorists occasionally target sporting events to publicise their cause. They usually target high profile games for such attacks, for example the Munich Olympics in 1972; Sri Lankan cricketers in 2009, and the Boston marathon in 2013. The events usually continue despite the grief and devastation, sending a message that sport will not be beaten. Security checks on fans, video surveillance and the use of intelligence information are used to ensure safety. NEXT WEEK: Drugs in sportlast_img read more

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She’s A Maneater to devour rivals

first_imgRound two of the Newport Mills-sponsored Front Runner Sprint 2-y-o maiden special over 1100 metres takes the spotlight at Caymanas Park today, with eight vying for the major share of the million-dollar purse. Since coming on stream in August, the race has been eventful to a large extent, the inaugural running on August 13 having to be postponed due to strike action by the engineering staff of Caymanas Track Limited; and when the race was rescheduled on September 3, the howling favourite, BALAZO, threw his rider Shane Ellis and bolted off the track in the closing stages after looking all over the winner. BALAZO has not returned for this race, but if exercise reports are anything to go by, then the well-bred filly SHE’S A MANEATER, who has been working exceptionally well, should make hacks of her seven opponents. Trained by 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta for owner Winston Kong, the bay filly by Natural Selection out of the 2009 ‘Horse of the Year’, Ahwhofah, looked razor sharp at exercise on September 10, galloping 51/2 furlongs in a fast 1:06.0 by 59.3, turning heads in the process. By virtue of her glowing exercise reports and fine pedigree, SHE’S A MANEATER, who is a half-sister to last year’s 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA, cannot be opposed, with leading jockey Omar Walker aboard. She should be racing the clock from some way out. Other firm fancies on the card are ABOVE THE RADAR in the third race over his pet distance of 1820 metres, DUSSELDORF in the fifth, LEEKOUT in the sixth and RED EAGLE in the ninth. RAZOR SHARPlast_img read more

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Bridgeport Manning Cup contenders

first_imgTen years ago, Bridgeport High School won the Manning Cup with a team captained by Kenardo Forbes and including Theo Brown. Now a stalwart at Waterhouse Football Club, Brown feels his old school has a chance to win the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup this year. Speaking from experience, he says victory for Bridgeport would be well received by the community. According to Brown, the 2016 team has to believe in itself. “They have to believe in their goal, if they want to achieve it and their first goal was to be in the Super Cup,” he asserted. “They achieved that, so basically their next goal is to achieve the Super Cup and to win the Manning Cup,” he said. He recalls how good he felt when Bridgeport beat Excelsior High 3-1 to win the Manning Cup in 2006. “It was a nice bunch of guys,” he reminisced on a unit including Forbes, Theophilus Samuels, Ricardo Martin, Andre Clennon and a young Darren Mattocks. “It was a family, not just a team, so it was easy for us to achieve that goal,” he noted. Anthony Patrick was the coach when Brown and his Bridgeport teammates lifted the Manning Cup in 2006 and Brown credits Patrick for ushering in an era of fine football at the school. Patrick is now coaching St Catherine High School, another team in the second round of the Manning Cup. “He’s a great youth coach,” Brown praised. “You have to look out for him,” he offered as an estimation of how good St Catherine could be. Though Bridgeport lost 0-1 to a prolific Kingston College team in the Walker Cup semi-final earlier this week, Brown thinks the boys following his footsteps at Bridgeport could succeed. He hopes they start well in the second round. “You have to try to win your first two games and make yourself sure of the semi-final,” he instructed. “Bridgeport will meet KC again as the schools are both part of the same second round group. St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) and Charlie Smith High School are also in that group. This season, coached by Garnet Lawrence, Bridgeport have impressed by winning an ultra competitive Manning Cup preliminary round group G. Lawrence’s players amassed 23 points to finish four clear of Hydel High, who edged St Jago High for second on goal difference. The coordinated team play earned high commendation from Hydel High’s coach, Donovan Duckie. He said: “There’s a quality team, hands down.” To advance to the Walker Cup semi-final, Bridgeport outplayed Denham Town High School 2-0. Brown would be overjoyed if the 2016 Bridgeport squad could win the Manning Cup. “They’re not just playing for themselves,” he explained. “They’re playing for the whole Bridgeport, the whole community. It would be a great achievement, not for me alone, but for a lot of past students.”last_img read more

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Local colleges give respectable Penns showings

first_imgWHILE most attention from a local standpoint was on the high school teams at the Penn Relays which ended on Saturday in Philadelphia, it was also on outstanding performances from local college teams in both individual and relay events.Over the past few years, the University of Technology took the fight to their American counterparts, winning several championship events, but this time around, pride of place went to the St Catherine based GC FOSTER College, that had their best ever result at the Carnival. The Maurice Wilson coached team walked away with two Championship of America titles, winning the Sprint Medley and the 4x 100m relays.Despite not even being placed among the seeded teams in the Men’s Sprint Medley finals on Friday, GC won their Heat in 3:16.15 to have the fastest time overall. There was drama, as Penn State, who won the sedeed heat, saw their members celebrating and were ready to go to the podium to collect their plaque and watches but had to retreat after finding out that their winning time of 3:17.40 was much slower than GC Foster’s.GC Foster had their biggest moment on Saturday’s final day as their male quartet of Colin King, Everton Clarke, Romario Williams and Chaddick Hinds sped to victory in the Men’s 4x 100m in 38.94 seconds, taking some big scalps, as Oregon was second in 39.10 seconds and Auburn third in 39.12 seconds.They also had a second place finish in the Men’s 4x 200m in 1:21.55, as Houston won in 1:21.17.There was another top three finish in the championships for another Jamaican team in the male division, as Mico University College, appearing on this big stage for the first time, left the meet in fine style. Competing in the final event on Saturday night, the team from Marescaux Road, which got a lot of support from the Jamaican fans inside the Franklin Field Stadium, ran their hearts out, finishing a close third in the 4x 400m in 3:05.76, behind winners Auburn 3:05.19 and Penn State 3:05.69. Auburn was pushed to victory by 2015 Issa Boy’s Class one 400m champion Akeem Bloomfield, formerly of Kingston College, who ran a relay split of 44.85 seconds, and Nathan Allen, the silver medallist then at St Jago, who ran the anchor leg for Auburn. The members of the history making Mico team, were Javere Bell, Marco Doodnauthsing, Omar Thompson and Jamari Rose.The University of Technology (Utech) had the best showing in the Relays among females locally, as they finished third in the 4x 400m in 3:32.6, behind winners Oregon 3:24.72, and Oklahoma second in 3:31.90.BEST SHOWINGThe University of West Indies’ male team also had a consolation victory ,winning the College 4x100m in 39.96 seconds.Utech’s Ronald Levy had the best individual showing, as he continued his fine form this season in the 110m hurdles. He showed that his win in the event over Olympian Hansle Parchment two weeks ago was no fluke, as he captured the College Championships of America event in 13.33 seconds.Levy’s teammate Michael Campbell was second in the men’s College Championships 100m in a wind aided 10.09 seconds while GC Foster College’s, Marzel Miller had a third place in the 400m hurdles in 51.32 seconds.The University of the West Indies’s Carlington Moulton was victorious in the consolation high jump finals for College Men, after clearing the bar at 2.12m.-R.G.last_img read more

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PH Volcanoes lose steam, bow out of gold medal hunt

first_imgBut Sunday was cruel for the Volcanoes, who suffered a 21-7 shocker at the hands of Singapore, before finishing the round robin with a 31-14 defeat at the hands of Thailand.The Philippines were holding a 14-7 lead over Thailand in a match that the Thais needed to win to make the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But the Volcanoes soon lost grip of the match, allowing Thailand to run away with the win which wasn’t enough for it make the gold medal match.Malaysia and Singapore were fighting for the gold at press time. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings FILE – Philippines Men’s Rugby 7s players during the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur at MBPJ Stadium on 19 Aug 2017. Photo by Faiz Azizan/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines lost one of its expected gold medals after its rugby7 men’s team dropped three successive games in the round robin match at Majlis Perbandara in Kelana Jaya.The country, which handily won the gold medal when the sports debuted two years ago, got a strong start Saturday, scoring wins over Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Lacuna, PH swimmers hope to get out of SEA Games slump View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

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Myrtle Sarrosa fulfills childhood dream of representing Ginebra

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For Myrtle Sarrosa, being named as the muse of Barangay Ginebra for the start of the 43rd season of the PBA was just one part of her night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ricky Vargas is new PBA chairman Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Donning a flowy red dress, the statuesque Sarrosa was a stunning rose in front of the Gin Kings and was a touch of welcome elegance at Smart Araneta Coliseum.A smile flashed across Sarrosa’s face, knowing full well she achieved something she had always dreamed of since she was a child back in Iloilo.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“Actually, my family and I are huge Ginebra fans so when I knew that I would be the team’s muse they were in full support,” said Sarrosa in Filipino Sunday. “I’m glad that the first time I became a muse it was for the team I really liked.”“When I was a kid, we really liked to watch PBA games so I’m truly grateful that I was Ginebra’s muse.” Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And welcoming Sarrosa to her first dance as one of the ladies of the PBA opening ceremonies was an old friend of hers.Scottie Thompson and Sarrosa first became acquainted with each other when the two met in the NCAA during the former’s playing years for University of Perpetual Help.“I’m so proud of Scottie and I told him that the last time we saw each other was when he was playing in the NCAA and I was the courtside reporter for Perps, and now we’re reunited at Ginebra,” said Sarrosa who stood with a princess-like poise while wearing four-inch heels.“And I’m really happy because back then I just wore sneakers on the court and now I’m walking out there with the players especially with Scottie.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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