Every week, Inquirer Sports will feature a sneaker of the week as worn by your favorite basketball, volleyball or football star during games. Did a pair of sneakers catch your eye? Drop a line on Twitter, @INQUIRERSports and use the hashtag #kicksstalker.Jayjay Helterbrand’s Crazy Explosive LowTHE SHOE: Crazy Explosive LowWHO ROCKED IT: Barangay Ginebra guard Jayjay HelterbrandTHE TAKE: I’ve been wanting these for a while and we were lucky that people were gracious enough to sponsor us. I always look good in white and when you look good, you play good.ADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Naxional trips Tondo, books trip to Brazil for Neymar Jr’s Five Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident
Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Ross wants to end career with Beermen MOST READ Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas veteran Pam Lastimosa just had her best game in her first season back with the Golden Tigresses in the UAAP, scoring 10 points in their three-set win over University of the East.Lastimosa, though, said she hasn’t returned to peak form after an ACL tear prevented her from playing in Season 78.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “I think this is not my best form, and I always say to myself I still haven’t reached my peak,” said Lastimosa Saturday after leading the Golden Tigresses 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, over the University of the East at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With Lastimosa’s help, UST improved to 5-3 and tied National University in third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLastimosa added the Golden Tigresses have finally found their confidence after starting the season at 1-3.“The confidence is there,” said Lastimosa as they notched their fourth straight win. “When we started communicating that’s when we started to win games and we’re enjoying out there on the court.” LATEST STORIES
More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions “We want 15-0. That’s what we want,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday, his version of taking one win at a time.“We literally have never once mentioned 16-0. To me it’s a miracle that it’s even a possibility. It’s so hard to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe difference between making history and taking the title was put in clear perspective last year when the Warriors won an NBA record 73 regular-season games but lost the finals to Cleveland, squandering a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series and falling to the greatest comeback in finals history.“We’re more focused on what happened last year in terms of we were up 2-0 and we came here and the series shifted,” Kerr said. “That’s the important lesson, not any historical benchmarks or anything like that. It’s definitely not something we’re focused on.” The Warriors, who won 113-91 and 132-113 at home over the Cavaliers, swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio to reach the finals.They surpassed the 13-win streaks of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and the 2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers to set the record, although “Showtime” Lakers star Magic Johnson claimed Monday his squad would have swept the Warriors in a series.Hearing that, Warriors forward Draymond Green began a long period of laughter before saying, “That’s my thoughts.”The best record for any champion in NBA playoff history belongs to the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1 to claim the crown, their only loss in the opening game of the finals.‘A huge hurdle’ADVERTISEMENT 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filoil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The Warriors know history can be bittersweet. There are four championship banners in the team’s practice facility and a much smaller one to commemorate 73 wins.“We have a huge hurdle to get over tomorrow,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “To give ourselves a chance at even coming close to thinking about (16-0), we need to really just lock in on how hard this 48 minutes is going to be to really seize control of this series.“We talked about it before — 16-0 doesn’t matter in any stretch of the imagination unless that’s a closeout game. And that’s the opportunity in front of us, because all it is is just winning a championship and doing what you need to do to get that done.“Tomorrow is another step in that direction that we need to be ready for.”Complacency will not be setting in for the Warriors, Green vowed.“There’s no feeling of we’re almost there. You’ve got to play every game like you’re down. If you can keep that mindset you’ll eventually reach the goal,” Green said. “But to say we’re up 2-0, we’re good, we still got two more games to win and those two will be way harder than the first two.”Green had said that the effort to win 73 games might have taken focus on the title quest last year, but Curry said he had no regrets about how Golden State handled the situation.“That was a decision that we had talked about and we had discussed as a group,” Curry said. “I don’t know if there may be have been a little bit of a mental fatigue when it comes to just how much it took to get that 73 done and then having to restart and go to the playoffs. “But honestly I wouldn’t regret those decisions at all. We were one game away from winning a championship, so I don’t think you can second guess that that much.“This situation, it’s nice to be able to just turn the page and focus on winning the championship and in its purest form and that’s what we’re about right now.” For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPA year after making history but falling one game short of an NBA title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run.The Warriors remained perfect in the 2017 post-season by sweeping the first two games of the NBA Finals at home and enter game three Wednesday at Cleveland on a record 14-0 playoff win streak — two wins shy of the first undefeated run to a championship.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis “We haven’t won a gold in [dragon boat] in the Asian Games,” said Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragon Boat Federation president Jonne Go on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at Golden Phoenix Hotel.READ: PH paddlers reset world markFEATURED 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 success of our campaign in Taiwan is the first step toward achieving that goal,” added Go, also the auditor of the Philippine Olympic Committee.Host Indonesia has included the men’s and women’s 200 meter and 500m for 10 and 20 seaters in the Palembang Games slated Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 next year. Flying V nabs first playoffs spot, tops CEU “We haven’t reached our full potential. If we can accomplish our objectives in training, it won’t be hard for us to win,’’ said Go.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “We might as well take advantage of this rare opportunity to target the gold,’’ said Go, who brought along paddlers Daniel Ortega, Alex Generalo, Roger Masbate, Reymart Nevado, Ojay Fuentes and drummer Patricia Ann Bustamante during the weekly forum.The Filipino paddlers won the men’s 200m 20-seater in record-breaking fashion and ruled the 200m 10-seater, 500m 10 and 20 seaters as well.READ: PH Dragon Boat Team overcomes favorites, tops Russia tilt They clocked 40.16 seconds during the semifinals of the 200m 20-seater for the gold to reset their previous world record of 41 seconds in the 2014 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships in Poznan, Poland.According to Go, the team hasn’t reached its peak yet and capable of erasing its own world standard from now until the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy LATEST STORIES View comments Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt PH Dragon Boat team. Photo by June NavarroA gold medal in next year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.The Philippine dragon boat team has set this goal for the 2018 Asiad after winning four gold medals in the Taiwan International Dragon Boat Championships in Changhua, Taiwan over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop
Outclassed 2. LITTLE BIG HORN 3. SUPER GLITTERMAN 4. BELTANE 5. DANOS LA PAZ 6. ZI BEAST 7. BIGDADDYKOOL. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS Tomorrow is the big Boom Jamaica Derby Day at Caymanas Park, with 12 races down to be contested. Post time for the first race is set for 11:20 a.m. Jamaica Oaks heroine FAYROUZ and 2000 Guineas winner COMMANDER TWO are the ante-post favourites in the full field of 16 for the Derby. As usual, we look at the Sunrise-6, which again begins at Race Two. Nine horses will face the starter in the $180,000 claiming event over 1300 metres and the down-in-class LITTLE BIG HORN is expected to go to post a very warm favourite. Only the horse’s connections can fully explain the reasons for the five-year-old’s sudden drop, in one week, from $800,000 to one of the lowest claiming levels at the racecourse. He finished lame, just over two lengths behind winner Loose Cannon in 1:01.0 for 1000 metres round, but even at 80 per cent, should be able to take care of this field easily. The sparingly raced SUPER GLITTERMAN will provide all the answers in Race Three over 1000 metres straight for non-winners of two. Both the selection and FOOT SOLDIER were outclassed by Khaleesi’s Revenge on February 24 over tomorrow’s distance. SUPER GLITTERMAN had, however, just won a maiden event and took on non-winners of two, too high in the handicaps. He is back for the first time since that run, and if he produces anything close to his maiden win on January 13, he should be able to top this field. | The fourth race is division two of the third event. BELTANE, SILVER ROCKET, and PAPER CHASER all have strong chances, based on their efforts behind Amar on May 23. PAPER CHASER was closest to the winner at the end of the race, but BELTANE showed very good early speed and is the choice to win tomorrow as he comes back the best off at the handicaps. Race Five is a very knotty $450,000 claiming race event over 1500 metres. BRAVE PROSPECT led for a long way in a 1600 metres race at this level on June 9 but finished second, nine lengths behind winner Golden Bullet. Earlier, BRAVE PROSPECT was fifth by just over eight lengths to Queen Of Baghdad in a 1400-metre race, where a very light DANOS LA PAZ placed fourth by seven lengths. The handicaps appear to favour BRAVE PROSPECT, but DANOS LA PAZ is showing his best form in many months and can get his fifth win. Last time out, the Anthony Nunes-trained seven-year-old closed fast to take fifth (three lengths behind winner Secret Traveller) in $550,000 claiming and is now ready to be unsaddled inside the winners’ enclosure on Derby day. Take ZI BEAST (training well) to win the sixth and BIGDADDYKOOL in the seventh, where trainer Nunes has a very strong hand, despite the presence of last year’s Triple Crown winner SHE’S A MANEATER and the very fit WILL IN CHARGE.
In contrast, Walker had to turn up the firepower to stop the indefatigable, Alexander Cheeks of Guyana. The reigning All Jamaica Under-19 boys’ champion took the first game relatively easy, but then Cheeks roared back to give him a run for his money. However, with the home crowd cheering him on, Walker prevailed 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 and will now play for the title. The Thomson siblings will now contest the finals in their respective age groups, which are scheduled for today at Liguanea Club. Lukas will face rising star, Jaydon Williams of the OECS, while Savannah will be up against Sigourney Williams of Trinidad and Tobago. Tournament Chairman Gill Binnie said: “We are really pleased to have three Jamaican players in the finals, and they each stand a very strong chance of taking their first regional titles, so we’ll be coming out in a show of force to cheer them on.” Siblings Savannah and Lukas Thomson and rising star Jonathan Walker stormed into the finals of the 2018 JN General Insurance Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships after semi-final wins yesterday. Playing in his first regional championship, young Lukas Thomson breezed through his Under-11 semi-final match, beating Jayden George of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) 11-4, 11-3, 11-0. With the win, the feisty youngster has moved on to the finals of the competition without dropping a game. In the same vein, Lukas’ older sister, All Jamaica Under-13 girls’ champion, Savannah, convincingly defeated Rebekah Nichols of Barbados 11-8, 11-4, 11-1 in the semi-finals. Thomson, who is also contesting her first Caribbean championship, has had an easy run so far, posting straight game wins. UPPING THE FIREPOWER
The Jamaica Football Federation has submitted its 20-member team for the CONCACAF Women’s Championships, which takes place across three US cities from October 4 – 17. The squad features all the top names including attackers Trudi Carter and Khadija Shaw as well as other standouts such as Lauren Silver, Allyson Swaby, Ashleigh Shim among others. CONCACAF announced that all eight competing teams have submitted their final squads ahead of the tournament, which will be used to determine the confederation’s representatives at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The 2018 edition of the women’s championship will be disputed in two rounds. After round-robin play in Cary, NC and Edinburg, TX, the two group winners, plus the two second-place finishers will advance to the knockout round. The semi-finals, third place match and final will take place at the Toyota Stadium, in Frisco, TX. The tournament will qualify the top three finishers to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and a fourth team to an intercontinental playoff versus Argentina. Fans will be able to follow the tournament through Concacaf GO and the Confederations rights partner networks, including Univision and Fox Sports in the United States and Fox Sports Latin America in Mexico. Jamaica has been drawn in Group B alongside Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. Group A features the USA, Panama, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. Full Jamaican Squad: Allyson Swaby, Ashleigh Shim, Chantelle Swaby, Chinyelu Asher, Christina Chang, Deneisha Blackwood, Dominique Bond, Giselle Washington, Jadyn Matthews, Jody Brown, Khadija Shaw, Konya Plummer, Lauren Silver, Marlo Sweatman, Nicole McLure, Sashana Campbell, Shanise Foster, Sydney Schneider, Toriana Patterson, Trudi Carter.
TRAINER Enos Brown’s debutant, BRAETON GIGOLO, won yesterday’s Abbie Grannum Memorial at 9-1 odds in the stewards’ room, denying champion trainer Wayne DaCosta a vital victory with RIDDIM UP in his battle to stave off arch-rival Anthony Nunes, who posted a two-timer on the 10-race card. Partnered by last Saturday’s Superstakes-winning, six-time champion jockey Omar Walker RIDDIM UP , progressed from the rear of the 10-horse field of two-year-old maidens, going seven furlongs, but cut across BRAETON GIGOLO when shifting towards the rail two and a half furlongs out. BRAETON GIGOLO, who also had a troubled trip in the stretch run, when attempting to challenge between RIDDIM UP and EMERALD STAR, stayed on strongly for second, after which jockey Ruja Lahoe lodged a jockeys’ objection against Walker, amid a stewards enquiry into the incident. The stewards ruled in Lahoe’s favour, sentencing DaCosta to a nil on the 10-race card, including a stinging eighth-race loss to Nunes, whose 10-1 outsider, DADDY’S DILEMMA, outbattled RICKY RICARDO by a neck at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Perfect closing Nunes brought down the curtains with 5-1 chance FASHIONISTA, who returned off a 10-month lay-up to make all at 1,000 metres straight, narrowly winning in still wind, clocking 58.4. Though Nunes had the upper hand in their stakes war, earning $982,800, DaCosta’s two second-place finishes brought in $327,600, keeping him approximately $3.5m ahead of his rival in a bid to win an 18th trainers’ title. Meanwhile, it was as-you-were in between leading rider Anthony Thomas and Dick Cardenas with nine winners separating them as they each rode a winner. Thomas opened his account aboard the favourite, COHETE DEL EXITO in the second race at a mile before losing to Cardenas-ridden DADDY’S DILEMMA in a driving finish while aboard DaCosta’s 3-2 chance, RICKY RICARDO.
Come Saturday, November 19, twelve deejays from around Guyana will battle for supremacy and a title as the Best Deejay on the West Side at the parking lot of the Leonora Stadium. The event is called the Westside 45 DJ Kick Out Deejay competition. Those competing for the grand prize are Deejays Spotlight, Links, Smallzz, Jahalla, Selector Keston, Turf, D Dangles, D Boss, Kevin, Sixx, Unruly and Famous. The winner will walk away with one Apple laptop computer, one Beats headphone, $200,000 in cash and the champion’s trophy.Prizes will also be given to the best dressed deejay, most hyped deejay, and most popular deejay.The competition is made up of five rounds, with the first being the “God bless round”. In the second round, the deejays can only play Guyanese music which is referred to as the “Guyanese music round”. Round three is referred to as the “Party round”, while round four is titled “I am a special DJ” – in this round, the contestants cannot play reggae, dancehall, rap, hip hop or R&B. Any other genre of music can be played.Meanwhile, round five will be the last man standing round where the last three deejays in the competition will go at each other “tune for tune” with three songs each. As round five intensifies, one deejay will be eliminated.The remaining two standing deejays will have to impress their fans in another “tune for tune” with five songs apiece. The crowd will be the judge and will select the winner of the competition.The competition starts at 20:00h sharp and admission costs only $1000. Tickets will be available at the venue. The event is sponsored by Two Brothers Pure Ice; Gulf Motor Oil and Mackenson.
“De Olive” – Poet and model at KAST Talent ManagementNineteen-year-old Grace Allia Hutson, also known as “de Olive”, stands at five feet, four inches tall and is a former student of Queen’s College. Currently, she is a student at the University of Guyana, where she is pursuing a degree in International Relations.Having been a former actress and singer, she is now a member of the KAST Talent Management as a poet and model. Her goal in life is to achieve as many things as possible while she still has life in her.She aspires to be a family lawyer and a psychologist – these desires are deeply rooted in her belief in the institution of family. “I believe that the family is the cornerstone of society and if it can erase many social issues if it is strong. For example the high rise in teenage suicide,” she told Guyana Times Entertainment.Her hobbies are reading and babysitting.