Gilas Pilipinas eyes beating Taipei anew

first_imgGilas Pilipinas 3×3 team’s Roger Pogoy tries to score over a taller Canadian defender. SPIN.PH MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas hopes to make a repeat victory over Chinese Taipei in the third window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers at 7 p.m. Friday at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taiwan.Gilas head coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes said his players should be at their utmost best as Chinese Taipei is expected to give its all to stay in contention for the next round.“This is their qualification game. If they beat us, they get into the next round, so we know that Chinese Taipei is going to throw everything at us. It’s incumbent upon us to be just as ready and sharp,” Reyes told ESPN5.He told his players to – as much as possible – focus on Chinese Taipei first and not look forward too much to their match with Australia on July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. “We’re not even thinking about Australia at all. This is the one we need – we have to get Taipei first,” said Reyes. “This game (against Chinese Taipei) we need to be at our best for.”Expected to lead the way for Gilas are June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Calvin Abueva, Jeth Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Gabe Norwood, and Andray Blatche.During their first encounter, the national men’s basketball defeated Chinese Taipei 90-83 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum with locals Castro, Fajardo and Pogoy carrying the load offensively.Gilas currently has a 3-1 win-loss record in Group B and is already assured of passage to the second round of the Asian Qualifiers. Chinese Taipei is on third place in the group with a 1-3 card./PNlast_img read more

FIDE Online Nations Cup: China pads lead after Round 4

first_imgchess.com (3.2) 2020 chess.com (3.1) 2020 ******* WHITE TO MOVE, Ding, L (2791)-Nepomniachtchi, I (2784) [D85] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 e5 4.Nf3 exd4 5.Bxc4 Nc6 6.0-0 Be6 7.Bb5 Bc5 8.b4 Bb6 9.a4 a6 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.a5 Ba7 12.Bb2 Nf6 13.Nbd2 0-0 14.Qc2 Re8 15.Rad1 Rb8 16.Ne5 Bd7 17.Ndc4 Rxb4 18.Qd2 c5 19.Bxd4 Rxc4 20.Ba1 Rd4 21.Bxd4 cxd4 22.Qf4 Bb5 23.Rfe1 Qd6 24.Nd3 Qxf4 25.Nxf4 Rxe4 26.Rxe4 Nxe4 27.Nd5 d3 28.Nxc7 Bxf2+ 29.Kh1 Bc4 0-1 Artemiev, V (2716)-Wei, Y (2732) [A10] MATE IN TWO. The key to our last problem is 1.Bc7!. Black’s futile options are: 1…e5 2.Sd6#; 1…Be5 2.Sg3#; 1…Sxd3 2.f3#./PN chess.com (4.2) 2020 The standings after Round 4 (preliminary board points): 1. China, 10½; 2-3. USA, Europe, 8½; 4. Russia, 8; 5. India, 6½ 6. Rest of the World, 6. Aronian, L (2773)-Vidit, SG (2726) [A06] chess.com (4.3) 2020 Nepomniachtchi, I (2784)-Radjabov, T (2765) [D37] chess.com (4.1) 2020 PUZZLERS Karjakin, S (2752)-Cori, J (2652) [B47] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Qd3 Nf6 9.Qg3 Qxg3 10.hxg3 d5 11.g4 Bb4 12.Bd2 d4 13.e5 Nd7 14.Ne4 Bxd2+ 15.Nxd2 c5 16.Nc4 Ke7 17.Bf3 Rb8 18.0-0-0 Nb6 19.Na5 Bd7 20.g5 Na4 21.Bb7 Kd8 22.Rd3 Kc7 23.Rf3 Be8 24.Rb3 c4 25.Rb4 Nc5 26.Rxc4 Kb6 27.Bc6 Bxc6 28.Nxc6 Kxc6 29.b4 Rb5 30.Rh4 Rhb8 31.Rhxd4 a5 32.a3 axb4 33.axb4 Kc7 34.Rxc5+ Rxc5 35.bxc5 Kc6 36.Rd6+ Kxc5 37.Rd7 h6 38.gxh6 1-0 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 c5 3.c4 d4 4.exd4 cxd4 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.Bc2 Bg4 8.Ba4 Nd7 9.h3 Bh5 10.d3 e5 11.Re1 Be7 12.Nbd2 0-0 13.Ne4 Qc7 14.a3 a5 15.Ng3 Bg6 16.Bxc6 bxc6 17.Nxd4 exd4 18.Rxe7 Qd6 19.Re2 Nc5 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.dxe4 Rfe8 22.f3 a4 23.c5 Qxc5 24.Bf4 Qb6 25.Rc1 c5 26.Rc4 f6 27.Qc1 Ra5 28.Rec2 f5 29.Rxc5 Rxc5 30.Rxc5 fxe4 31.fxe4 d3 32.Be3 Qe6 33.Rc7 Qxe4 34.Bd2 h6 35.Qc5 Bf7 36.Bc3 Qg6 37.Re7 Rxe7 38.Qxe7 Kh7 39.Qe5 Be8 40.Kf2 Bf7 41.g4 Bb3 42.Ke3 Bc2 43.Kd2 Bb3 44.Ke3 Bc2 45.Kd2 Bb3 46.Qe7 Bc2 47.b4 axb3 48.Bb2 h5 49.g5 h4 50.a4 Kg8 51.a5 Kh7 52.a6 Bd1 53.Kxd1 d2 54.Qxg7+ Qxg7 55.Bxg7 Kxg7 56.Kxd2 1-0 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Be3 c5 8.Rc1 Qa5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.Nf3 Bg4 11.d5 b5 12.Bxc5 Rc8 13.Bd4 Bxf3 14.Bxg7 Bxe4 15.Bh6 Qb6 16.f3 Bf5 17.g4 Bd7 18.h4 Be8 19.h5 f6 20.hxg6 Bxg6 21.Be3 Qd6 22.Bxb5 Nd7 23.Kf2 Rab8 24.Be2 Qa3 25.Bd4 Rb2 26.Qe3 Ne5 27.Bxe5 fxe5 28.Qxe5 Qd6 29.Qxd6 exd6 30.Rhe1 Re8 31.Rcd1 Rc8 32.Kg3 Rxc3 33.a4 a5 34.Bf1 Rb4 35.Re6 Rxa4 36.Rxd6 Raa3 37.Rf6 Kg7 38.d6 Rc8 39.d7 Rd8 40.Re6 Rb3 41.Re5 Rb7 42.Bb5 Bc2 43.Rd2 Bg6 44.Re8 Rbb8 45.Rde2 1-0 Vidit, SG (2726)-Wang, H (2763) [D20] China increased its lead in the ongoing FIDE Online Nations Cup which is being played online on the chess.com server after winning its Rounds 3 and 4 assignments on May 6. The Cup is playing the preliminary phase two rounds a day, and China defeated India, 2½-1½, in Round 4 after drawing with Russia, 2-2, in Round 3.Team USA, on the other hand, lost to Europe 1-3 in Round 4 after beating the Rest of the World (ROW), 2½-1½, in Round 3.The results enabled Europe to share the 2nd and 3rd places with the Americans, while Russia kept the 4th slot by beating ROW in Round 4. The top two finishers in the preliminary round will advance to dispute the overall championship. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 Nbd7 7.c5 Nh5 8.Bd3 Nxf4 9.exf4 b6 10.b4 a5 11.a3 c6 12.0-0 Ba6 13.Bxa6 Rxa6 14.Qe2 Qa8 15.b5 cxb5 16.Qxb5 Ra7 17.Ne5 Nxe5 18.cxb6 Nc4 19.bxa7 Qxa7 20.Ne2 Rb8 21.Qa4 g6 22.Ra2 Qb6 23.g3 Kg7 24.Rc1 Bf6 25.Qd1 Nb2 26.Qc2 Nc4 27.a4 Qb3 28.Qxb3 Rxb3 29.Rd1 h5 30.h4 Nd6 31.Rc1 Nc4 32.Kg2 Rb4 33.Rd1 Nd6 34.Rdd2 Nc4 35.Rd1 Nd6 36.Kf1 Nc4 37.Rc1 Rb3 38.Ke1 Rb4 39.Raa1 Nd6 40.Rcb1 Rc4 41.Ra2 Nf5 42.Rb5 Bd8 43.Rb7 Nxd4 44.Nxd4 Rxd4 45.Rc2 Kf6 46.Ke2 Rxa4 47.Rc8 1-0 By A.E. Boy Espejo Jr. chess.com (3.2) 2020 1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Nf3 c5 6.0-0 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 e6 9.d3 Nc6 10.Qb5 Qb6 11.Qc4 Qb4 12.Ne4 Qxc4 13.dxc4 Nb6 14.Rb1 Nxc4 15.b3 N4e5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Bh6 Rd8 18.Rfd1 Rb8 19.Nxc5 Bc7 20.Bg5 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Kg7 22.Ne4 Be5 23.Nd6 h6 24.Be3 Nb4 25.Bxh6+ 1-0last_img read more

Mat Insiders: WWE Releases Adam Rose From Contract

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsAdam RoseLeo Kruger In a move that really doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the WWE announced today that they have released Adam Rose (a/k/a Ray Leppan) from his contract.The release comes less than two weeks after he was arrested for domestic violence. That incident took place while he was suspended sixty days from the WWE for violating the Wellness Policy.Rose as a performer never really got over after changing his character from Leo Kruger down in NXT. center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Kitasan Black breaks Deep Impact’s record time at Tenno-sho

first_img KEYWORDS The 5-year-old Kitasan Black won his second Grade 1 title of the season following the Osaka-hai on April 3, the newest G1 race on the Japan Racing Association calendar.Sunday’s victory was Kitasan Black’s fifth G1 win. Jockey Yutaka Take, who steered Deep Impact to the old record in 2006, won the spring Tenno-sho for a phenomenal eighth time.“I didn’t slow the pace because I thought if any horse could withstand it, it was him,” Take said. “I was confident he could hold on. It was a tough race for everyone.“I never thought it’d be broken,” Take said of Deep Impact’s record. “(Kitasan Black) broke it by a lot; it’s an outstanding time. He’s stronger than he was last season.”Taking second was fourth-pick Cheval Grand, 1¼ lengths out. Second favorite Satono Diamond, who beat Kitasan Black in last year’s Arima Kinen, was third.Yamakatsu Raiden set a blistering pace for most of the two laps before Kitasan Black took over going into the final bend and never looked back. Kitasan Black, by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, took his earnings to more than ¥1.34 billion and will now eye the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the fall.“I’m glad I was able to come through,” Take said. “We got off to a good start. I was prepared to take the lead if I had to. I didn’t want to wait too long to make my move. He was maxed out in the end and I could feel the others gaining so it was tough.“This horse has an obligation to his fans to win. The Arima Kinen was frustrating so I’m glad we were able to win today. The owner said we’re going to have to think about our plans in the fall. I hope everyone will be excited.” RELATED PHOTOS KYOTO – Kitasan Black became just the fourth horse to defend the spring Tenno-sho title, while breaking Deep Impact’s 11-year record time to win the Emperor’s Cup on Sunday.First choice Kitasan Black showed his class as reigning horse of the year on a sunny afternoon at Kyoto Racecourse, tearing through the 3,200 meters in 3 minutes, 12.5 seconds to shave 0.9 seconds off the previous record held by the legendary Deep Impact. Yutaka Take, Tenno-sho, Kitasan Black center_img Kitasan Black leads the way during the spring Tenno-sho on Sunday in Kyoto. Kitasan Black won the race. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

MSU competing for its postseason life at Tennessee

first_img STARKVILLE – John Cohen listed the 20 most important aspects within a baseball game during a Mississippi State team meeting on Monday. The seventh-year coach told his team it accomplished 19 of the 20 last Saturday against Ole Miss.Though, the one flaw was also the biggest.“The other 19 things, we did a phenomenal job on. But they don’t matter if you can’t do No. 1,” Cohen said. “No. 1 is the first commandment of baseball, you have to throw it in the strike zone.”Mississippi State walked three and hit another in a ninth-inning meltdown against Ole Miss last weekend. The Rebels’ five-run ninth and one-run 10th handed the Bulldogs its 15th loss in 18 games. It also placed MSU on the outside of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.Mississippi State can still qualify but it needs to win two more games than Georgia this weekend.“Basically we have to take it one game at a time,” senior Trevor Fitts said. “If we take care of business (Thursday) night, it will all fall into place.”MSU ends the season with a three-game series against Tennessee. The Bulldogs have won one of nine SEC series this season. Their only series victory was also the last time they won consecutive games: April 2 and 3. Since that time three wins have separated three three-game losing streaks and another six game losing streak.Since MSU’s 13-0 start, its ERA has hovered around 6.00. The staff’s WHIP or baserunner’s per inning climbed to above 1.5.To make a final run a postseason play, those numbers need to drop at Tennessee.“I still am excited about some of the things our kids are doing,” Cohen said. “In fact, this team does several things better than our 2013 team that almost won a national championship.”Cohen pointed to the team’s practices and the performance of senior Wes Rea as a couple of aspects that have improved from the run to Omaha two years ago.An SEC Tournament that doesn’t include Mississippi State would be the first since 2010. It would also be the first time in five years that MSU didn’t compete in an NCAA Regional.“Early in my career there were a lot of ups. We won the SEC Tournament. Then went to Omaha,” Fitts said. “Last year, we’re one win away from tying for the (best record in the) west. Now, I’m just trying make sure I’m not going to experience not making the SEC Tournament.”Fitts, who couldn’t pitch against Ole Miss due to shoulder soreness, vowed to throw against the Volunteers. Reid Humphreys, who left Saturday’s game with a quad injury, is questionable. They are two more important names added to an injury list containing Matthew Britton (knee), Gavin Collins (hand) and Luke Reynolds (ankle).If they don’t play this weekend though, they may have to wait until 2016.“You have to focus in on what’s important which is throwing strikes, us continuing to play really good defense, and progressing offensively,” Cohen said. “Those are the things that have to happen because we can’t control anything else.”Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

Hisiu hoping for some luck

first_imgNetball BY KILA NAO Hisiu women’s A-grade side got away with some luck from the rest of the Motu and Koita teams currently participating in the Hiri Netball Festival at Rita Flynn Complex. The girls from Kairuku were in aggressive form winning all the pool A matches including a draw (16-all) against tournament favourites Porebada. It was Hisiu’s Olive Jonah (WA) that paved the way and created gaps for Avia Roi (GS) and Helen Veata (GA) to pot goals while Philomena Naime (GD) stood tall at the within the shooting circles. Porebada’s Maggie Baru (GS) and Naomi Lanchan (GA) kept the pressure gauge on high speed but lacked backing from time to time. Both teams were tied on 12 points each until Porebada fell prey going down to Barakau by a point. The defeat to Barakau has opened up the gap for Hisiu who have an outstanding match against Tubusereia. Hisiu face a must-win to top their pool that should see Porebada in second spot. Hisiu should maintain their winning run against Roku while Porebada will play Gaire, with both winners from pool B heading to the semi finals. The two from this match will advance to the grand final later in the day. In the B grade, Gaire made sure nothing slipped out of their grasp to top pool A and Barakau settle for second placing. The pool B clash has cleared Porebada at the top and Hisiu clinching second spot. Gaire will take on Hisiu and Barakau will play against Porebada to determine who will advance and play in the grand final. The Masters battle has added extra flavour with mothers displaying their hey-day skills. Boera showed much class after coming out on top in pool A and Roku taking second placing while Barakau finished first and Porebada second respectively in pool B. The outcome has Boera taking on Porebada and Roku facing Barakau. The two winners move on to the grand final. The presentation of the trophies and shields in the juniors, seniors and masters’ division will be followed after the grand final this afternoon.last_img read more

Twins Hire Hunter, Cuddyer and Hawkins

first_imgThe Twins have hired former Twins Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer and Latroy Hawkins as special assistants in the baseball operations department.The 3 will be responsible for overseeing player needs and concerns, will help with spring training instruction and will visit all levels of the Twins minor league organization.last_img

“Sure” – Everton scout says Napoli player ‘on the board’ and…

first_imgFrance Football claimed Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré was one of them, but the Hornets’ €50m demands for their midfield star were a tad too high, meaning other players will be supervised.Among those, according to Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi, is Napoli’s Amadou Diawara, who has barely played under Carlo Ancelotti this season (12 appearances in all competitions, totalling 645 minutes of football).However, there’s a big difference between keeping an eye on and actually making a move for a player, as he explained to Radio Kiss Kiss, relayed by CalcioNapoli24.Embed from Getty ImagesHe said: “Is there interest? Sure, we have a similar player in Gueye. Swapping clubs midway through the season doesn’t make sense. He’s playing Champions League, we are not, so it’s not something concrete.“He’s definitely an interesting player, which is why we’ve put him in our notebooks and on the board so one day we can say ‘we recommended him’.”However, Jacomuzzi also made it clear that Premier League clubs, including Everton, were not currently working on deals for next summer in January.That’s just not how things work, as clubs ‘don’t think about the long run’ and just come, spend and buy all in one swoop instead.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo With reports on Tuesday claiming Idrissa Gueye was growing confident his move from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain would go through, it’s normal to see the Toffees linked with a number of alternatives.last_img read more

Dhoni from Jharkhand once led Bihar to the final NSMadhavan…

first_imgAThis is something that happens spontaneously; Some artists and athletes grow beyond the area in which they deal; Be a part of public culture. MG Ramachandran in film, Humphrey Bogart in singers, KL Saigal in singers, The Beatles, David Beckham in football, George Best, Ayrton Senna in car racing, Don Bradman in cricket, Sachin Tendulkar …All of them have achieved legends beyond the stage and playgrounds. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the latest link in this rare phenomenon.Born in BiharBuy the new issue of Sports MagazineDhoni, who has now become the passion of the people of Jharkhand, started from Bihar. Bihar is home to a vast history that spans two millennia from antiquity to the freedom struggle. But all the news coming out of Bihar since the 1970s was bad. Only stories of successive corruptions, coups and massacres. Biharis, who were inherently self-righteous, were demoralized. When asked where they came from, they began to remain silent. From the Buddha and Guru Gobind Singh to Jayaprakash Narayan, the people of the historical tradition have no hero even by name. All in all, Shatrughan Sinha is the only Bollywood actor to make a name for himself as a villain. Another was Saba Karim, who made a great promise as a wicket-keeper in cricket and later went unnoticed.Thus, at a time when the heroes were experiencing a severe drought, the story of Deval Babu (Deval Sinha), an 18 – year – old cricket fan from Ranchi, who occasionally found himself in the evening discussions of sports fans in Bihar, began to come up. Dewal Sinha brought Dhoni to the team of Central Coalfields Limited at its headquarters in Ranchi. When Dhoni was 19, Jharkhand, where Ranchi was located, became a separate state from Bihar. However, in 2004 Jharkhand was given a special cricket association by the BCCI. Allowed. So Dhoni started playing Ranji Trophy for Bihar in 1999-2000. Dhoni’s presence helped Bihar reach the 2000 Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final. In the final, Bihar lost to Punjab. A Punjabi boy scored 358 runs in the match: Yuvraj Singh ….From the article written by NS Madhavan in the September issue of Mathrubhumi Sports Magazine ….Read More Get Sports Magazine Soon …Content Highlights: N.S Madhavan writes about Mahendra Singh Dhoni for Mathrubhumi Sports Magazinelast_img read more

ON THIS DAY – March 27th 2014 – Irish Sport Horse Bay My Hero wins Kentucky Three Day Event

first_img 27 March 2020, 10:40 ON THIS DAY – March 27th 2014 – Irish Sport Horse Bay My Hero wins Kentucky Three Day Event Home  »  General  »  ON THIS DAY – March 27th 2014 – Irish Sport Horse Bay My Hero wins Kentucky Three Day Event Six years ago today the Irish Sport Horse, Bay My Hero claimed a superb victory in the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in the United States.Bay My HeroRidden by Britain’s William Fox Pitt, the Bryan Maguire-bred Cult Hero gelding moved up to first place after the cross country phase and had to jump clear in show jumping to ensure victory.Speaking at the time, breeder Bryan Maguire said:“I’m as proud as punch. I sold Bay My Hero, who is fully Irish, when he was a four-year-old after he came second at Tattersalls. His owner Catherine Witt has brought him along slowly and carefully without any pressure, and I believe that’s the way to produce winners. The proof was seen today. Catherine and William have been a great team, and Catherine keeps me in touch with every step of his progress. I’m delighted for them.”Third place went to the USA’s Buck Davidson Jr and the Ramiro B bay gelding Ballynoe Castle RM, bred in Ireland by Sylvester Cullen, while in eighth was Trading Aces, sired by Coevers Diamond Boy, bred by Ireland’s Patrick Minogue, and ridden by the USA’s Phillip Dutton. Tags:last_img read more