Stunning victory! – Dottin fires as Windies Women take six wickets for three runs

first_img Dottin then produced the lethal burst which stunned England Women. The right-arm seamer removed Katherine Brunt (1), Laura Marsh (0) and Sophie Ecclestone (0) in the space of six deliveries in the 40th over to dramatically shift the balance of the contest. Brunt was lbw playing across to the first ball of the over, Marsh was yorked by the fifth delivery and Ecclestone was caught at the wicket, driving at the last ball. England Women survived the next six deliveries from Fletcher, but Dottin struck with the fourth ball of her next over, trapping Amy Jones lbw for one as she played back and across, to steal a sensational victory for West Indies Women and help them tie the five-match series 1-1. Earlier, captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 56 off 87 deliveries and Dottin, 21 off 47 deliveries, but West Indies Women suffered yet another batting collapse after choosing to bat first. Openers Matthews and Shaquana Quintyne both fell cheaply for 15 to leave the hosts on 35 for two in the 14th over and it was left to Taylor and Dottin to repair the innings in a 47-run, third wicket stand. Taylor struck six fours and Dottin, one, as they lifted the hosts to 75 for two at the halfway stage. However, Dottin perished soon afterwards, lbw to left-arm spinner Alex Hartley – who finished with four for 31 – and her dismissal saw three wickets tumble for the addition of just eight runs to leave the Windies Women wobbling on 90 for five in the 32nd over. Taylor partnered with Stacy-Ann King, who made 14, to put on 34 for the sixth wicket and push their side past the 100-run mark and lay the foundation for a final assault in the last 10 overs. But King fell to Brunt (2-30) off the second ball of the 41st over, sparking a slide which saw the last five wickets tumble for 24 runs. Taylor, who reached her 24th ODI half-century off 78 balls in the 39th over, eventually perished at 127 for seven in the 43rd over when she was caught at mid-on off a miscued pull at Brunt. LETHAL BURST FALMOUTH (CMC): Player of the Match, Deandra Dottin, snatched three wickets in one over as England Women dramatically lost their last six wickets for just three runs in the space of 29 deliveries, to hand West Indies Women an astonishing 38-run victory in the second one-day international here yesterday. Seemingly headed for their second straight loss with England Women cruising 107 for four in the 37th over in pursuit of a meagre 149 for victory at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Complex, the Windies Women rebounded spectacularly through Dottin, to bundle the visitors out for 110 in the 42nd over. Leg-spinner Afy Fletcher started the comeback when she plucked out top-scorer Natalie Sciver for 27 in the 37th over, caught by Hayley Matthews at cover. A when she trapped Danielle Wyatt lbw for seven in her next over, England Women were sliding at 108 for six in the 39th over.last_img read more

Jamaicans put in strong showing

first_img The Jamaicans lost momentum, surrendering 21-4 in the second set. The experienced men’s doubles pair of Gareth Henry and Garron Palmer overcame a 21-16 first set loss to Craig Allison and Dwayne Watson, to triumph 21-13 and 21-17. In the morning session, Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich of Canada beat Garron Palmer and Christine Leyow 21-9 and 21-11 in mixed doubles action. Siblings Gareth and Geordine Henry eased past Anthony Mcnee and Mikaylia Haldane 21-16 and 21-14, while Craig Allison and Alana Bailey beat compatriots Che Beckford and Tahlia Richardson 21-10, 21-16. All Jamaica men’s champion, Dennis Coke teamed up with Katherine Wynter to get the better of Kemar Valentine and Tania Dailey 21-13 and 21-13 in their contest. Top ranked player Gareth Henry was slated to play the Czech Republic’s Jan Frohlich, who is seeded at number two late yesterday. National Coach Neil Lewis told The Gleaner yesterday that he was proud of his charges’ performances, noting they showed good tactics and technique, but suffered some unforced errors. “The overseas opponents are ranked up to top 70 in the world, and some of our guys are not ranked yet,” Lewis stressed, while tipping six national players to make it to the respective finals. TRIUMPH Hosts Jamaica remain poised to have strong representation in today’s semi-final round of the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tournament, currently underway, at the National Indoor Sports Centre. The Jamaicans put in a strong showing in front of a small, but vocal home crowd, yesterday. Semi-final action will continue today in all categories. In yesterday’s afternoon session, the women’s doubles team of Alana Bailey and Geordine Henry dispatched Christine Leyow and Esther Reynolds 21-12 and 21-17 in one all-Jamaica quarter-final match-up. In a similar contest, top ranked national women’s player, Katherine Wynter and Mikaylia Haldane stormed to a 21-8 and 21-10 win.over Stefani Brown and Tahlia Richardson. Taina Daley and Shezelle McTyson stopped local rivals Shawnett Davis and Christina Petri 21-15 and 21-10. In men’s action, Jamaica’s Kenneth Anglin and Matthew Lee took on Slovakia’s Milan Dratva and Matej Hlinican, who are seeded number one, in a closely fought first set 21-19.last_img read more

Samuels wants to end regional season on a high

first_imgHead coach Robert Samuels is hopeful that the Jamaica Scorpions can defeat title contenders Barbados Pride and end the Digicel-WICB Regional Four-day Tournament on a high. The match will be played at Kensington Oval in Barbados and will be one of three in the 10th and final round. The Nikita Miller-captained Scorpions will be looking to come out on top in a bid to clinch at least second spot in the six-team championship. Currently, the Scorpions are in third position on 98.6 points, 6.6 points behind second place Barbados, and 12.2 points behind leaders and two-time defending champions the Guyana Jaguars, who also have a game in hand. “To end the season on a high is important to us,” said Samuels. “We made some errors at the start of the second half of the tournament, and that seriously affected our chances of winning the tournament. “But to better our position from last season when we came third, is important for me as a coach and that is what we will be aiming for.” Jamaica who led the first half of the tournament after rounds of matches, were upstaged by the Windward Islands Volcanoes by eight wickets in their last encounter in St Vincent. The loss, which came inside three days, represented the Scorpions’ third defeat in four matches since the start of the return leg of fixtures. Heading into the Pride contest the Jamaicans will be hoping to recover from their record-equalling lowest ever total of 56 against the Windwards. To remedy this, they will be hoping that the opening pair John Campbell and Trevon Griffith can improve on their last showings, as well as top and middle-order batsmen Jermaine Blackwood, Paul Palmer Jr and Devon Thomas. Wicketkeeper and batsman Chadwick Walton, who missed the Volcanoes match-up due to West Indies duties, is also expected to add strength to the batting. “The team has a number of young players due to varying reasons, and the challenge is always for them to stamp their class. That has not been happening with alacrity in recent times, but I am confident that over time they will deliver,” Samuels said. Jamaica Scorpions (from) – Nikita Miller (captain), John Campbell, Paul Palmer Jr, Jermaine Blackwood, Fabian Allen, Oraine Williams, Pete Salmon, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Dennis Bulli, Jerome Taylor, Derval Green, Trevon Griffith.last_img read more

Five newcomers named to Sunshine Girls squad

first_imgRobert Bailey, Staff Reporter Five new comers have been named in the Sunshine Girls’ 15-member squad to take on Barbados in a tri-Test netball series, which takes place this weekend at the National Arena from Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22. They are, Caralee Tinglin, Zonasha Hinds, Rebecca Robinson, Melissa Hinds and Jodiann Ward. The Jamaica team has been preparing for nearly three weeks under the guidance of new coach, Jermaine Allison-McCracken. They will play the opening game of the series on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m.; then the second Test on Sunday, starting at 6 p.m.; and close out on Monday, starting at 7 p.m. The full squad: Thristina Harwood, Rebecca Robinson, Shimona Nelson, Hasana Williams, Carlalee Tinglin, Adean Thomas, Kerry-Ann Brown, Melissa Wright, Antoinette Stone, Zonasha Hinds, Shamera Sterling, Stacian Facey, Tashike Salmon, Jodiann Ward, Latanya Wilson.last_img read more

Vicente sets ‘humble’ goals for women’s volleyball team in SEA Games

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend To prepare his team for the SEA Games and the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will take place in the Philippines in August, Vicente and crew will travel to Japan to hold a training camp.The team will leave in late July for Japan and return to the country in August, and Vicente said they hope to improve their speed while abroad.“They have to gain the speed, because it’s ideal for the team to be fast-paced while on the court,” said Vicente. “We have the height, we have the skills, but we need to boost our speed.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Mayweather, McGregor smack tour only free thing for fans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just being humble, I don’t want to say we’ll win gold, silver, or bronze, I’m just being conservative.”The Philippines is grouped with hosts Malaysia and 2015 silver medalists Vietnam.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’Vicente added they have the tools to matchup against the host team, they just have to avoid being overconfident.“This team can win against Malaysia, as long as they don’t get too confident against the Malaysians,” said Vicente. “We just need the killer instinct.” IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments 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) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH Women’s National Volleyball team. Photo by Bong LozadaNational team head coach Francis Vicente is refusing to set lofty expectations for his squad for the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“We have a chance; I’m not saying what place, but we have a chance,” said Vicente in Filipino during the team’s media day at Arellano School of Law on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

2 PH kids earn slots to Bayern Munich training camp

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Toni Leviste wins Grand Prix; Pacquiao rematch talks on ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ “I’m very, very, very much looking forward to my Germany trip,” said Mitra, who first played futsal at age eight “just for fun.”Tenollar, 14 years old like Mitra, kicks plastic bottles on his way to Baguio City High School—a playful act that led him to football.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’“This is really a surprise,” said Tenollar, who is excited to meet FC Bayern’s Arjen Robben. “I’ll have a video chat with my mother to tell her the good news.”“At the end of the day, we did not look for the next Leo Messi,” said former FC Bayern striker and camp special instructor Giovane Elber through an interpreter, referring to the Argentine superstar of FC Barcelona. View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES “We instilled in them will power, how much they wanted to win, to not be afraid of committing mistakes but instead embrace those mistakes and learn from them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JM Mitra and Aeron Tenollar (first and fourth from left) are among the 15 chosen to attend the FC Bayern Munich junior camp later this month. Also in photo are Konrad Sollorin, Jasper Beruan, Jeofrey Fresado and Bayern mascot Berni. —ROMINA S. AUSTRIABALI, INDONESIA—Jan Meir Mitra, who studies at La Salle Zobel, and Aeron Tenollar, son of a watch repair man from Baguio City, were among the 15 out of 49 participants in the 2017 Allianz Junior Football Camp picked to attend training camp with FC Bayern Munich in Germany from Aug. 17 to 22.After the awarding of certificates and medals at Finns Recreation Club here, a sobbing Mitra ran toward his parents, Jerome and Mylene.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

first_imgFILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Irving gets his new address and Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron. They both can say they won in this Celtics-Cavs blockbuster deal. But the sum of the parts says Cleveland got the better of Boston in this swap of All-Star point guards. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)CLEVELAND — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break.For a minute.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas’ injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated another draft pick from Boston to compete the mega-deal that stalled, the teams announced in a joint statement early Thursday.The teams modified the original deal and Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2020 from the Celtics, a pick it acquired from Miami.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’“The trade is now complete,” the teams said in their statement.After days of uncertainty, both sides can move forward toward a 2017 season that will start with the Cavs hosting the Celtics on Oct. 17. SEA Games conclusion sees early start to celebrations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After the teams finalize the deal with the league, the Cavs are expected to formally announce a trade that officially ends Irving’s star-crossed tenure in Cleveland.The former No. 1 overall pick grew into one of the NBA’s biggest stars with the Cavs, and he’ll always be remembered for making the go-ahead 3-pointer over Golden State’s Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland won the title — the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964.But while he was adored by Cleveland fans, Irving struggled playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and shortly after the Cavs were beaten in this year’s Finals by the Warriors, a disgruntled Irving demanded a trade.He’s joining a Boston team that has been chasing Cleveland in recent years, and he’ll play alongside Gordon Hayward, signed as a free agent by the Celtics this summer.Thomas’ future is not as certain. The 5-foot-8 playmaker was beloved in Boston, but he’ll have to share the stage in Cleveland in a supporting role to James. Thomas is in the final year of his contract and could end up sharing playing time with newly signed Cavs guard Derrick Rose.And, of course, there’s always drama surrounding James, who will try to make his eighth straight Finals before possibly opting out of his contract next summer and hitting the free-agent market again.If he leaves, the Cavs have the first-round pick — maybe even the top pick overall — they got from Boston to help them rebuild.But that’s next summer. For the moment, this chaotic one has finally calmed down. LATEST STORIES The teams had a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday to agree on the trade, which was prompted by Irving demanded to be dealt in July. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team’s second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year.The Cavs had balked at pushing the Aug. 22 trade through last week after Thomas underwent a physical. He tore a labrum last season in the playoffs against Cleveland, and it’s possible he might not be ready for the start of the season.On Tuesday, Thomas told ESPN he is “not damaged” and believes he will return to All-Star form.“There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas said. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs zoom to 3rd straight win

first_imgNational University recovered from a dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 10-11, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead, with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.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 folkNU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Last-ditch stand by PBA underdogs Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Lady Eagles tied the Tigresses at 1-2.UST suffered a double whammy when it lost libero Rica Rivera to a right knee injury in the first set. Assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was a torn meniscus. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago.When NU committed four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six in the fourth set, 23-17, it was Santiago who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs on match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.In the other match, Ateneo notched its first win after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Parker stands as big obstacle in Joshua’s path to greatness

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina After two surgeries late last year, he is fully fit and likely to be a different fighter to the one Joshua will have seen in video clips.And there’s his heritage. A New Zealander of Samoan descent, Parker first began thumping a punch bag aged 4 under the gaze of father Dempsey — named after Jack Dempsey, the American heavyweight champion from 1919-26 — and emerged from an impressive amateur career with fast hands, a warrior spirit and, now, the WBO belt.Joshua — the WBA and IBF titleholder with a 20-0 record (20 KOs) — has been the epitome of cool, to the point of arrogance, some say, over the last few weeks but he knows he is in for a real fight.So does his promoter, who has one eye on an even bigger bout — against American Deontay Wilder — later this year.“That’s the biggest fight in world boxing,” Eddie Hearn said of Joshua-Wilder. “But I honestly see this fight a tougher fight than Wilder. Not necessarily more dangerous but just a tougher all-round fight, technically. I’m nervous for the fight and I know AJ’s mind is completely on Joseph Parker.”ADVERTISEMENT 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. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Britain’s World Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, left, and New Zealand’s World Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, face off during a press conference in London Tuesday March 27, 2018. Joshua and Parker will meet in a title in Cardiff on Saturday (Nick Potts/PA via AP)The closer Anthony Joshua gets to boxing greatness, the more the sport’s new superstar is driven by a fear of failure.“I just know how quickly the tables can turn,” the 28-year-old Englishman said in one of the more candid moments of his build-up to Saturday’s heavyweight unification fight against Joseph Parker in Cardiff.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims The defining fight for Joshua so far was the epic victory over former champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium in April last year.He was already a huge name at home but that win grabbed the attention of the world — and ended Klitschko’s career.Having successfully defended his belts with a 10th-round stoppage of Carlos Takam in front of 77,000 in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October, Joshua has been taking advice from Klitschko’s trainer ahead of his return to the Welsh capital.“I’m finding ways to improve and new ways to get better,” Joshua said. “I chat to Johnathon Banks a lot, a friendship which developed from when I trained with Klitschko as a sparring partner. I use the conversations as a way to speak to Klitschko.“‘How did he forever want to improve?’ — I ask these questions. He told me they worked a lot on his jab and his movement before the fight with me. It’s humbling to know that he got beat a few times and managed to come back.”Again, there was Joshua raising the prospect of losing.The two fighters met for their final head-to-head news conference on Tuesday, Joshua looking athletic in his tracksuit and T-shirt while Parker turned up in a sharp suit, tie and glasses. He looked more a professor than a boxer.“He was brought up to dress the best and wear himself well, be clean-cut,” Parker’s mother, Sala, told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “That’s how he was growing up.“He cannot trash-talk because he was never like that. It’s hard for him to change his person. We’ve tried to retain his values as a good person.”Sala and Dempsey will be there in Cardiff, as will Wilder, for a fight that could turn Parker into a household name or leave him as another boxer Joshua tramples over on the path to becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “One minute you’re the man, and the next you’re not.”Parker represents a big threat to Joshua’s seemingly unstoppable rise to the status of undisputed champion of boxing’s most glamorous division.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 crownThe 26-year-old New Zealander has never been knocked to the canvas in a 24-fight professional career and, like his opponent, is unbeaten.Then there’s the revelation, made last week, that Parker has been fighting for the past two years with a debilitating elbow injury that prevented him from executing his jab in three title fights. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “He’s someone who will add something to my life journey,” Joshua said.The Englishman’s power is undisputed — Parker’s less so, particularly in light of his elbow issues — and Joshua is learning to control fights behind his jab and reach, which will be 4 inches longer than his opponent’s.Joshua is also now a bona fide “stadium fighter,” so much more used to the big occasion than Parker, and a near-80,000 crowd is expected under the roof of Wales’ national stadium.“He’s a phenomenon,” Hearn said. “It’s not like we can rock up and do Wembley next week with another fighter: That’s just with Anthony Joshua. We are lucky to have him in our sport.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Determined to keep momentum, Lady Eagles skip Holy Week break Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

Padda apologetic after much-improved Adamson misses Final Four

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This speaks volumes that there are pro teams that are actually calling us about trying to field their teams with our players and that wasn’t happening last year,” said Padda.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ “I know I didn’t live up to their expectations, I know I didn’t meet their expectations this year and I have apologized to the team for that too,” said Padda at Blue Eagle Gym.Padda, however, believes she’s done her job of elevating the team that won just three games in the season prior to her arrival.“I know we just came under making the Final Four but if you look at the improvement of the program overall, I think they’re much better than they were before I got here.”Padda cites the demand the club teams have displayed for her players as a sign of progress for the Lady Falcons.Mylene Paat is signed with Cignal, Jema Galanza is at Creamline, and Mary Joy Dacoron is poised for a stint in one of the two major commercial leagues.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Adamson University’s valiant stand in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament has come to an end on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Despite having a promising campaign that ended with a 25-6, 25-23, 25-23 win over University of Santo Tomas, the Lady Falcons won’t be attending the big dance as they settled for fifth of the tournament after the eliminations.The Lady Falcons finished the season with a 6-8 record, a vast improvement from their 1-13 finish in Season 79, but expectations hounded them even before the start of the tournament.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 crownAir Padda was aware that school management wanted more from her team the moment they went on a stellar campaign in Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference where they went undefeated in the group stage.And those expectations have chipped away at her anxiety as she now faces uncertainty ahead of Season 81. 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident UST goes for ‘total revamp’ in buildup for Season 81 View commentslast_img read more