Currently living his career dream, My Dream hit maker Nesbeth continues to see his stocks soaring, with his song selected as the current theme song for the upcoming Jamaica vs Costa Rica World Cup qualifier. The Reggae Boyz vs Costa Rica CONCACAF World Cup qualifier will get under way on Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. inside the National Stadium It will be the third match in the semi-final round of qualifiers for the Jamaicans and the first of back-to-back matches against the South Americans. With the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) looking for maximum attendance at the National Stadium, Nesbeth’s highly revered hit single has been chosen to rally crowd support. “For this game, we are pretty happy that the rising popular artiste Nesbeth is partnering with the federation, with his latest song My Dream, which represents the nation’s dream,” said Janice Rose-Brown, director of operations, PR and events, Jamaica Football Federation, at an InStat software technology media briefing held at the JFF secretariat. “We all know that the theme for the World Cup campaign is, ‘Russia wi seh’, and in that light we know that it is the goal and the dream of the entire nation. Therefore, we are very, very pleased that for this game, because although the overall theme for the campaign is ‘Russia wi seh’, for each particular game, we have specific objectives reflected in whatever themes we choose,” she continued.
THE scramble for points to qualify for Jamaica’s combined martial arts team’s 2016 squad continues this weekend with former captain Jason McKay heading to the New York circuit in 14th spot, desperately needing to climb four places up the rankings.The veteran fighter will participate in two of New York’s toughest tournaments in a bid to make up lost ground on fighters who have gained points on the local circuit, in addition to the United States Open in July, as well asvarious championships in Portugal, South Africa, Italy and, most recently, Russia.twin towers startMcKay, whose points tally has been affected by him travelling as a coach five times this season, competing only twice, will start his bid at the 24th Twin Towers Classic International Martial Arts Competition, which features karate, tae kwon do and kung fu open at the Resorts World Casino, Queens, New York, on Saturday.On Sunday, he will be in action at the 20th New York Taekwon-Do Tournament, hosted by Queens Taekwon-Do Center at Queens College Fitzgerald Gymnasium.Queens Taekwon-Do Center is operated by eighth-degree Master Ruben Suarez and is the home of the Carlos brothers, Emmanuel and Julio, a two-time International Taekwon-Do Federation world lightweight sparring champion.”I have only competed twice this year. I won at the New York Legacy Cup and took home bronze from the United States Taekwon-Do Federation Nationals in Boston,” McKay told The Gleaner.”Being the founder and former captain of the team does not exclude me from qualifying like everybody else. I have been sharing duties as coach, but those were my decisions, so I have to get down in the tunnels now,” he added.McKay is aiming to make the squad for a 15th consecutive season.- A.W.
Pepsi, Colts finals at C’Spring Kingston College will be seeking a unique schoolboy football double today at Constant Spring Oval as the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) competitions will conclude with the Pepsi Under-14 and ‘Colts’ Under-16 competitions. Kingston College will first play Camperdown High in the Under-14 final at 1:30 p.m., before their Under-16 players take on Bridgeport High at 3:15 p.m. Defending champions in the Pepsi Under-14 competition, Kingston College, will be seeking to make it three titles in a row and will start favourites to do so after another perfect season so far where they scored over 50 goals while conceding none. Former head of Peruvian football arrested LIMA, Peru (AP): The former head of the Peruvian football federation, Manuel Burga, has been arrested in the growing FIFA bribery probe. Local television aired images of Burga’s home surrounded by at least four police cars during his Friday-night arrest. Police spokeswoman Veronica Marquez said Saturday that Burga, who headed the Peruvian federation from 2002-2014, was taken to judicial police headquarters in Lima.
P W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Arsenal 19 12 3 4 33 18 15 392. Leicester City 19 11 6 2 37 25 12 393. Manchester City 19 11 3 5 37 20 17 364. Tottenham 19 9 8 2 33 15 18 355. Crystal Palace 19 9 4 6 23 16 7 316. Man United 19 8 6 5 22 16 6 307. Liverpool 19 8 6 5 22 22 0 308. West Ham 19 7 8 4 28 23 5 299. Watford 19 8 5 6 24 20 4 2910. Stoke City 19 8 5 6 20 19 1 2911. Everton 19 6 8 5 35 28 7 2612. Southampton 19 6 6 7 26 23 3 2413. West Brom 19 6 5 8 18 24 -6 2314. Chelsea 19 5 5 9 23 29 -6 2015. Norwich City 19 5 5 9 22 32 -10 2016. Bournemouth 19 5 5 9 22 34 -12 2017. Swansea City 19 4 7 8 16 24 -8 1918. Newcastle 19 4 5 10 19 34 -15 1719. Sunderland 19 3 3 13 19 38 -19 1220. Aston Villa 19 1 5 13 15 34 -19 8
Schoolboy football is being played this season with an increase in the number of substitutions allowed for each team. Opinions are mixed about the change which permits five substitutes to be used. Veteran coach Bradley Stewart is one expert who is in favour of the change. Speaking earlier this week, coach Stewart indexed the value of the new substitution provision by the number of additional players who get game time. “I’m of the view that schoolboy football is a developmental competition and it would provide more opportunities for more players,” he said. Weighing the pros and cons of the new provision, he said that top teams with. developed players might suffer a bit. However, Stewart thinks it is largely beneficial. “It also gives teams at the lower end of the schedule opportunities to put more players in the game and hopefully develop these players a little faster than with three substitutions per game,” he postulated. Stewart, who has coached at the school, club and national levels, encapsulated the merits of increased the number of substitutions from three to five for the high school footballer, saying: “The view is that if you don’t play, you can’t develop, so if it is that you get playing time, then one expects that you develop that much faster.”
So Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez said the Hawkeyes must adjust quickly without big man Raymar Jose, who left for Kuala Lumpur to play for the national team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Losing Raymar during the Finals is a tough one, but we as a team understand that SEA Games basketball gold is very important to our country,” said Fernandez.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’Cignal collides with CEU, which stunned erstwhile unbeaten Flying V in the semifinals, in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.“No one expected us to reach this far,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “It won’t hurt if we try [winning the title] that’s why I told the players we just have to stay focused and stick to our game plan.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal And that confidence worries Fernandez even if the Hawkeyes still boast a solid lineup led by Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo.“We know that CEU is a very good team which is well-coached, and matching up with them without Raymar is a tough one,” said Fernandez.Garcia said the Scorpions hope to pull off an upset anew behind Cameroonian big man Rod Ebondo and underrated guards Aaron Jeruta, JK Casiño and Orlan Wamar.“We really have to bring our defensive mentality,” said Fernandez. —JASMINE W. PAYOADVERTISEMENT Perlas Pilipinas falls to Indonesia anew as road to gold gets tougher Cignal HD plays minus a key cog as the Hawkeyes clash with surprise finalist Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship starting Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I let the team down in our games against Lyceum. I had a lot of miscues, free throws missed, and a lot of turnovers. So I just told myself I have to find ways to stay motivated. Even though I was already tired, I was just shouting and I gave everything I had for the team,” he said.The Red Lions are now a win away from a successful title defense and Bolick knows that the job still isn’t over, expecting a tougher fight from Lyceum once Game 2 rolls on next Thursday.“LPU is really a great defensive team. When you turn around, they’re always there. They’re really a tough team and they bring out the best in us. I’m pretty sure that in Game 2, they’ll be better, so we should be more composed. We have to double our effort,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Team Lakay bets Pacio, Iniong score KOs LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luckily, his screams were enough to give not only himself but his San Beda teammates the needed lift as the Red Lions scored the 94-87 Game 1 victory over Lyceum on Friday.Bolick seemed to have went on auto-pilot in the final minute and a half as he scored nine of San Beda’s last 11 points, enough to allow the Red Lions to prove that they could topple the erstwhile-undefeated top seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I just had to find motivation to play. That’s how I am. Whenever I shoot, I shout because I want to feel the crowd,” said the 6-foot-1 guard, who finished the game with 24 points, four rebounds, and two assists.It took San Beda three tries to beat Lyceum and Bolick drew motivation from those first two meetings heading into their finals duel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFacing what he regards as the toughest team he has ever faced in his career in the NCAA Season 93 Finals, Robert Bolick could only do one thing to bring out the best in him: scream.“I’m already tired. All I could do is shout because I was trying to find a motivation. I know we can’t let this game go,” he said on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Also in the squad are veterans Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, and Japeth Aguilar, returnees Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, sophomores Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and rookie Kiefer Ravena.Raymond Almazan, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz will sit out the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGilas will take on Japan on Friday night at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo. Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNaturalized center Andray Blatche, four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, and veteran playmaker Jayson Castro will spearhead Gilas Pilipinas it its opening assignment against Japan in the first leg of the Asian qualifiers of the 2019 Fiba World Cup.Coach Chot Reyes bared his 12-man roster on Thursday on the eve of the Philippine team’s clash against the home team.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russia pulls basketball World Cup bid, blames negative image Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Teammate JaVale McGee had tried to block a shot and came down hard, appearing to take Curry’s leg out from under him.Curry frowned as he hobbled to the bench with 3:09 left in the quarter. He sat and put his head down before going to the locker room.“Getting close to post-season, you don’t want to see nothing like that,” teammate Nick Young said. /cbbADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Federer to lose No. 1 ranking after shock loss to Kokkinakis 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 A return in three weeks could see him back in action around the start of the playoffs, when the Warriors will be chasing a fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals.“It is kind of a strange cruel twist of fate,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Curry’s latest injury, which just adds to the woes for the beat-up Warriors.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 crownGolden State were already without Kevin Durant, who suffered a rib-cartilage injury last week. Curry’s backcourt sidekick, Klay Thompson, is rehabilitating a fractured right thumb, and Draymond Green suffered a pelvic contusion in the Warriors’ loss Monday at San Antonio.Curry had scored 29 points when he was hurt in the third quarter of the Warriors’ win over the Atlanta Hawks. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Stephen Curry looks on during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Golden State All-Star guard Stephen Curry has a grade two sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will be sidelined three weeks, the NBA champions said Saturday.Curry sprained his knee on Friday night in his first contest back after a six-game absence with a sprained right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Photo from ONE ChampionshipRiding on four-match win streak, Kevin Belingon’s confidence was sky high heading into his main event clash with Andrew Leone in ONE: Heroes of Honor.The Igorot fighter didn’t waste time stamping his class against his American opponent on Friday, going on a barrage early and never letup.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 That grit fueled Belingon to stay on course before connecting with a spinning side kick that sent Leone flying before firing a barrage of knees and elbows.“When I felt that I can beat him, I didn’t hesitate taking him down. I just threw elbows and knees until the referee stopped the match,” he said in Filipino.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 crownOne could argue that Belingon’s current stretch also coincides with his best form yet as he hasn’t dropped a match since failing to dethrone Bibiano Fernandes as the ONE Bantamweight Champion back in January 2016.But for the Team Lakay stalwart, it’s all in his preparation. Wizards top Raptors behind Beal, Wall P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “I really prepared for this fight so that in every aspect of the game, I could go toe-to-toe with him. I was confident that I could stay on him on the ground,” said the 30-year-old striker.Hiking his record to 18-5, Belingon doesn’t want to get too ahead of himself as he hopes to show his mettle and once again, be deemed worthy of another challenge against Fernandes.“I’m using this as my preparation for another title shot if they give that to me. I’m just waiting for ONE’s decision and I’ll continue training hard,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’