Superb Roach sends message to Windies selectors

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test pacer Kemar Roach sent a strong signal to regional selectors ahead of the Pakistan series as his four-wicket haul trumped Devon Smith’s 28th first class hundred on the opening day of their seventh round clash in the Regional four-day championship here yesterday.Choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, Volcanoes were lifted to 283 all out by Smith’s enterprising 103, with Keddy Lesporis getting 59 and Tyrone Theophile, 44.The visitors had cruised to 116 without loss at lunch and then 200 for two in the second session but the innings fell away badly thereafter as they lost their last eight wickets for 93 runs.Roach, who has not played for West Indies in 14 months, led the rout with a brilliant spell of four for 22 from 15 overs, a performance unlikely to go unnoticed with Pakistan arriving in the Caribbean shortly.He was supported by Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican with four for 69 while off-spinner Ashley Nurse picked up two for 71.At the close, Pride were 22 without loss, still 271 runs behind their target.FULL CONTROLVolcanoes appeared in full control during the first session, thanks mainly to Smith who combined with Theophile to put on 121 for the first wicket.The left-handed Smith struck 16 fours in an innings spanning 196 balls and just under 4-1/2 hours while Theophile’s knock comprised eight fours off 108 deliveries in 2-1/2 hours.Roach stuck a double blow after lunch, trapping Theophile leg before wicket in the fourth over before removing Taryck Gabriel for a first ball ‘duck’ to a catch at the wicket off the very next delivery.The 35-year-old Smith repaired the innings, however, in a solid 78-run third wicket stand with Lesporis whose eighth first class half-century was an attacking one, including eight fours and two sixes and coming from a mere 62 deliveries.last_img read more

Ateneo’s Team Azul 14-U bags Milcu championship

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters (Sitting from L-R) Juancho Villaflor, Jan Cataluna, Jyoji Itabashi, Luis Basilio, Eiller Cervo, Gian Hombre, Oliver Amazona, Joaqui Riego de Dios. (Standing L-R) Head Coach Patrick Borjal, Jake Madamba, Earl Tanedo, Enzo Buenaseda, Organizer, Ian Espinosa, Deangelo Astorga, Mickey Pile, Seigel Nunez, Adam de Guzman, Miguel Casais, Coach Ron Camara, Sean CorralThe Ateneo Team Azul bagged the championship in the recently concluded Milcu Sports Basketball presented by Gotskills Premier league 14-Under division.The fourth seeded Ateneo defeated the top seed Adamson University last Saturday to set up a match-up against La Salle Antipolo in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Members of the team are Ian Espinosa, Sean Corral,Mickey Pile Jyoji Itabashi, Enzo Buenaseda along with Eiller Cervo, Jan Michael Cataluña, Earl Tañedo, Luis Basilio, Seigel Nuñez, Joaquin Riego De Dios, Miguel Casais, Adam De Guzman, Jake Madamba, Oliver Amazona, Deangelo Astorga, Juancho Villaflor, and Coach Ron Camara.“It was a total team effort. The boys refused to lose, even we’re down by five with 30 seconds left on the clock. I give all the credit to these boys, who fought until the very end,” Ateneo Team Azul head coach Pat Borjal said.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 crown In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lim powers UE to crown LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Fiba ban chance for other players to step up for Gilas, says Alapag

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Super 8: Seoul trumps Guangzhou, eliminates Blackwater in process View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Whoever Gilas decides to field in, it has to decide quickly with its next game against Iran coming up on September 13.“It will be a challenge,” said Alapag, who won the silver with Gilas in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship. “Missing some of the top guys, but again, it’s a great opportunity for the guys who have been part of the pool that may not have necessarily played a tournament as of yet.”Players like Raymond Almazan, Kevin Ferrer, and Mac Belo are part of the Gilas program but haven’t represented the country in Fiba tournaments.“There’s nothing like a chance to play for the country, especially in a Fiba event,” said Alapag. “At the end of the day, you don’t want to see anything like that happen for us and Australia because we’re pros, we’re national athletes.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueMACAU—Gilas Pilipinas suffered a massive hit when Fiba suspended 10 of its players following the ugly brawl that transpired in the 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifier against Australia.That leaves the national team basically without its core for the second round of the qualifiers, but Jimmy Alapag, one of the program’s most prominent figures, believes Gilas can still bounce back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Alapag, who was a mainstay in the national team for much of his playing career, said there’s still a ton of talent in Philippine basketball who can take the place of those who were suspended.“I think one of the advantages of the Gilas pool is that even despite the situation, hopefully, there are still guys who will be available to play in the next Fiba window,” said Alapag, who is present at Asia League Super 8 being played at Macau East Asian Games Dome here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s unfortunate with the suspensions, but hopefully it’s something we can learn and grow from, and we’ll still be able to put up a competitive team. Obviously, there’s still a lot of great talent that we have in our country.”Of the 12 Gilas players who suited up for the game against the Boomers, only captain Gabe Norwood, Baser Amer, Allein Maliksi, and June Mar Fajardo were spared from the suspensions. Jio Jalalon, who wasn’t part of the final 12, got a three-game ban after he joined the brawl and was seen throwing punches. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more