Day, McLaughlin out of MVP?

first_imgThere are strong indications that World Championships 400m finalist Christine Day is among the athletes who will be leaving the MVP Track Club ahead of coming season.Day, along with her sister, Jonique; struggling quarter-miler Riker Hylton, who only recently left the Racers Track Club; Natasha Morrison; and one-time Holmwood Technical standout Anneisha McLaughlin-Whitby, herself a finalist in the 200m at the 2009 World Championships, are all believed to be on their way out of the Stephen Francis-led programme.When contacted yesterday, President of the MVP Track Club Bruce James could neither confirm nor deny the development, offering instead that several changes will be made at the University of Technology-based outfit, with some athletes leaving, noting that there will also be a few additions to the unit as well.”There are some changes – additions and subtractions – but I can’t say anything else at this point. Not everyone has returned to training yet, but once everything is finalised and we put everything together completely, we will be giving an update as to the athletes in the programme,” said James.Day, who is coming off one of her best seasons as a professional, was one of 15 MVP athletes who represented Jamaica at the recent World Championships in Beijing, China.Personal bestsThe 29-year-old twice got personal-best marks in her 400m pet event – first clocking 50.16 to match her career best en route to winning at the National Senior Championships in June, before stopping the clock at 50.14 to finish fourth in the final in Beijing.She was also a member of Jamaica’s gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team.McLaughlin-Whitby, who decided to take a break from the track last season after nearly two decades of competing, is also believed to be among the athletes who won’t return to train at MVP.McLaughlin has been training out of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, where Maurice Wilson’s SprintTec group, which also includes Sherone Simpson and Rasheed Dwyer, is based. Wilson is, of course, McLaughlin’s former coach at Holmwood Technical.last_img read more

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Djokovic, Serena in Aussie Open finals

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.The defending champions both made their way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic beating Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and Williams defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 yesterday.”I’ve had matches where I’ve played similar tennis,” said Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world. “But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I’ve played against him overall throughout my career.”Hours earlier at Rod Laver Arena, Williams advanced to within one win of another Grand Slam milestone. If the six-time Australian Open champion wins tomorrow’s final against seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber, she will equal Steffi Graf’s 22 major singles titles, a record in the Open era and the second-most in history behind Margaret Court’s 24.”I was able to do everything that I needed to do,” Williams said of yesterday’s match. “I was really hitting just all the right shots, making little to no errors, which is kind of hard to play like that.”Djokovic, a five-time champion at the Australian Open, advanced to his sixth final at Melbourne Park.For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning. Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second. After seven minutes, Federer was trailing 3-0.In the first semi-final match, Kerber ended Sydney-born British player Johanna Konta’s surprising run with a 7-5, 6-2 win to reach her first Grand Slam final. Konta was the first British woman since 1983 to reach the semi-finals at a major tournament.last_img read more

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Taylor leads Windies Women to another win

first_imgVIJAYAWADA India, (CMC):West Indies Women remained true to form when they clinched their three-match Twenty20 International series against India with an uncomplicated 31-run victory in the second game here yesterday.Defending 137 for five at the Mulapadu Cricket Stadium, the Caribbean side knocked over the hosts for 106 off 18.1 overs, to win their second game in three days and make up for the pain of their 3-0 whitewash in the preceding one-day series.Sent in, West Indies Women were again propelled by captain Stafanie Taylor who top-scored with 47, while veteran Deandra Dottin stroked 35 and teenaged opener Hayley Matthews, 27.Seamer Shikha Pandey was the best bowler with two for 29.Matthews gave the innings impetus in a brisk 28-ball knock, which included five fours, but she and Britney Cooper (5) fell in the space of nine deliveries to leave the visitors on 41 for two in the eighth over.Taylor then expertly anchored two key partnership to ensure West Indies built a competitive total. First, she put on 48 for the third wicket with Dottin, who dominated with a 21-ball cameo, which included five boundaries.Secondly, she added a further 48 for the fourth wicket with former captain Merissa Aguilleira, whose 21 came from 17 balls and included two fours.All told, Taylor faced 46 deliveries and counted four fours.India Women then found themselves in early trouble when they lost Smriti Mandhana cheaply for four off the fourth ball of the innings with the score on five, and several attempts to revive the innings failed.BEST STANDSCaptain Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored with a brisk 43 off 37 balls with a four and three sixes, while Deepti Sharma chipped in with 24 from 21 balls, but the hosts struggled to put partnerships together.Deepti Sharma added 24 for the second wicket with Meghna Singh (17) and another 22 for the fourth with Kaur for the best stands of the innings.When Deepti Sharma was caught and bowled by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed in the 11th over, India Women were struggling on 59 for four, and Mohammed and Dottin combined to trigger a collapse which saw the last six wickets go down for 47 runs.Mohammed finished with three for 23 and seamer Dottin picked up three for 24 – including Kaur who was last out.The final game of the series starts tonight at 11:30p.m.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES WOMENH Matthews c Kaur b Pandey 27*S Taylor c Goswami b Bisht 47B Cooper c Meghna Singh b Sharma 5D Dottin c Patil b Pandey 35+M Aguilleira run out 21Kycia Knight not out 0Extras (lb2) 2TOTAL (5 wkts, 20 overs) 137Did not bat: S Quintyne, A Mohammed, S Selman, C Nation, S Connell.Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-41, 3-89, 4-137, 5-137.Bowling: Goswami 4-0-27-0, Patil 3-0-17-0, Bisht 4-0-26-1, Pandey 4-0-29-2, Sharma 4-0-27-1, Bose 1-0-9-0.INDIA WOMENS Mandhana c Cooper b Selman 4Meghna Singh lbw b Matthews 17D Sharma c & b Mohammed 24V Krishnamurthy b Matthews 5*H Kaur c Quintyne b Dottin 43S Pandey c Quintyne b Mohammed 5A Patil lbw b Mohammed 0J Goswami c Connell b Dottin 3E Bisht c Cooper b Dottin 0+N Parween c Mohammed b Quintyne 1Preeti Bose not out 2Extras (w2) 2TOTAL (all out; 18.1 overs) 106Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-29, 3-37, 4-59, 5-73, 6-74, 7-80, 8-80, 9-87, 10-106.Bowling: Selman 3-0-22-1 (w1), Dottin 3.1-0-24-3 (w1), Matthews 4-0-15-2, Mohammed 4-0-23-3, Quintyne 4-0-22-1.Result: West Indies Women won by 31 runs.last_img read more

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Holmwood to take early lead among girls

first_imgLike on the Boys’ side, it will be two finals on day two of competition among the Girls’ at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships on Wednesday, as it will be the discus throw for Class 1 while it will be the shot put for Class 2.Former champions Holmwood Technical should be ahead as they are expected to pick up 15 points after the Girls’ Class Two shot put final which is slated for 5:50 p.m. The impressive Shadae Hudson, with a season best of 13.99m, done when winning at the Digicel Central Athletics Championships, should win here, ahead of Immaculate High’s Shania Sloley, with Hudson’s teammate, Keneisha Thompson, getting the bronze medal.Edwin Allen High’s Fiona Richards should continue her good form at these championships. Double throwing champion for Buff Bay High two years ago in Class 2, Richards, the leader in the shot put, who has gone over 51m twice, should get the better of St Jago High’s Gabrielle Bailey, who has beaten her twice this season. Excelsior High’s Tavia Ranger looks good for bronze here.Predicted points standing after 2 finals1. Holmwood Technical 15 points2. Edwin Allen 123. St Jago High 11- R.G.last_img read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 13

first_imgWith the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Finally, we get some sense of clarity two weeks away from the end of the eliminations.Lyceum and San Beda have already punched their tickets to the playoffs and JRU seems to be following suit after moving a win away from nabbing the third spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThree more teams are duking it out for the last Final Four spot, making every game for Letran, San Sebastian, and Arellano do-or-die duels.Individually, players are also doing last-ditch efforts on not just helping their respective teams progress, but also put themselves in the conversation for the end of season awards. 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For the second straight week, and fourth time overall, the energetic Lyceum forward tops this week’s rankings.Though the Pirates are facing what could be their toughest stretch yet, Perez is still keeping his numbers up as he leads his team’s bid to sweep the elimination round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(2) Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers16.5 points (4/10 3PT), 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assistsLast Week: N/AChurning out consistent numbers in JRU’s Final Four drive, Jed Mendoza takes the cake in the team’s 2-0 week.The playmaker’s poise, coupled with his stupendous sniping from downtown was really a big shot in the arm for the Heavy Bombers as they move a win away from clinching a seat in the Final Four.Mendoza has shown that he can be the perfect compliment to Tey Teodoro all season long, but his biggest test will be in its next two games as JRU seeks to formalize its entry to the postseason.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(3) Andoy Estrella – G, Mapua Cardinals22 points (2-4 3PT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal But as for this past three game days, here are the week’s best performers.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates24 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 stealsLast Week: 1CJ Perez continues to prove that he is one of the best, if not the best collegiate player in the country today.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(5) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs16 points, 11 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 blockLast Week: N/AKent Salado just brought Arellano out of the depths of elimination, doing it all in the team’s 95-65 beatdown of College of St. Benilde.Fighting for survival, the speedy playmaker’s double-double night against the Blazers kept the Chiefs’ flailing hopes alive as they seek to make a late rally to the Final Four.But the job won’t be easy, as Arellano will have no other choice but to win its next games, starting on Tuesday against San Sebastian.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(6) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags15 points, 13 rebounds, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAnother solid showing went down the drain for Michael Calisaan as San Sebastian suffered another loss to drop to 7-8. 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How to help the Taal evacuees Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Last Week: N/AHope may be lost, but that won’t stop Andoy Estrella from giving Mapua its first winning streak of the season.The senior guard was clutch once again as he lifted the Cardinals to a gutsy 76-71 win over Perpetual on Thursday.Mapua may already be out of the running for the Final Four, but that doesn’t mean that Estrella couldn’t get the graceful exit he’s pining for.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(4) AC Soberano – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points (7-12 3PT), 2.5 reboundsLast Week: N/AAnother sharp-shooter enters this week’s list as AC Soberano unfurled a pair of standout outings in a 2-0 week for San Beda.Already considered as one of the deadliest snipers in the amateurs, the stocky guard showed how lethal he could be as he fired 5-of-7 threes to pour in 17 points in the Red Lions’ 88-51 rout of EAC.That’s exactly the performance coach Boyet Fernandez was looking for as San Beda gears towards its final elimination game against league-leader Lyceum. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s not for the lack of effort, though, as the Golden Stags lost a heartbreaking 60-58 thriller to JRU on Friday.With three games left in its schedule, San Sebastian should have the heightened sense of urgency in the coming weeks if they want to advance to the big dance.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(7) Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights12 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAlso on the losing end this week was Rey Nambatac.The senior guard tried his hardest to help Letran dent Lyceum’s armor, but in the end, the Pirates were just too much as the Knights fell, 81-69.Though defeated, Letran’s showing was respectable to say the least, with Nambatac being the engine that keeps the team going.But the 23-year-old vowed to not just churn out solid numbers, but also deliver victories, especially with games against San Beda and St. Benilde next in the Knights’ schedule. 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Fernandez knows ‘underdog’ San Beda will come out big vs Lyceum

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Lyceum is the best team right now. They beat us twice and they beat us fair and square. So there’s no doubt that we’re the underdogs,” he said.Despite the unfamiliar situation, Fernandez believes the Red Lions — who have one of the most successful basketball programs — can pull off the triumph and give the school their 10th title in 12 years.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 know we lost against Lyceum and I know that the people have been doubting us, but the players really believe in themselves,” said Fernandez, citing guys like Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon as the team’s driving force through the course of this year’s journey.“We lost those two games, but I still do trust my players. I know they will come out big and we look forward for Friday’s game.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene ‘We did our best’: Macaraya positive despite Stags’ failed NCAA Finals bid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not often that San Beda finds itself as the underdog when it comes to the championship round.But with Lyceum completing an awe-inspiring 18-game elimination sweep this NCAA Season 93, coach Boyet Fernandez is well aware that the Red Lions have the cards stacked against them once the Finals tip off on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So much is the mentor’s confidence that he likened the Red Lions’ situation to Season 87 in 2011, where the Frankie Lim-mentored squad toppled the San Sebastian crew bannered by the “Pinatubo Trio” of MVP Calvin Abueva, Mythical Team member Ian Sangalang, and sharpshooter Ronald Pascual.“When (San Beda) entered the Finals, they weren’t the favorites. It was Calvin’s San Sebastian and they won the series. So maybe history repeats itself,” he said.Fernandez is not leaving any stones unturned in preparing the Red Lions to the best of his capabilities for what is expected to be another all-out war against the Pirates.“We’ll see what we can do against them. We’re ready,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Bulls beat Jazz for 4th straight victory

first_imgChicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, celebrates with Denzel Valentine after the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 103-100 in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Nikola Mirotic is smiling again. The shots are falling. All the weightlifting work he did in the summer is paying off. The Chicago Bulls are winning.That infamous practice fight is beginning to fade into the background.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Robin Lopez added 16 points for Chicago (7-20), and Dunn finished with 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Portis scored each of his nine points in the fourth after he got off to a slow start.Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 32 points on 15-for-26 shooting, but the Jazz (13-15) dropped their fourth straight game. Rodney Hood scored 15 points after missing the previous seven games with left ankle soreness.“We’ve got to play better on the defensive end,” coach Quin Snyder said. “We’ve been here before, as far as the ball not going in. We have to be more stingy. We didn’t have that tonight.”Dunn was 6 for 18 from the field, but he made a couple of big plays down the stretch. He connected with 1:39 to go to make it 98-94 Bulls. After Mitchell responded with a driving layup, Dunn made a stepback jumper over Alec Burks to restore the Bulls’ four-point advantage.“I believe in my game,” Dunn said. “The coaching staff believes in me, my teammates do. There’s going to be times where there’s going to be bad games, I understand that, but I am going to keep fighting.”ADVERTISEMENT Jazz: Visit Boston on Friday night. The Jazz dropped both of their games against the Celtics last season.Bulls: Visit Milwaukee on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Dunn, David Nwaba and Justin Holiday each missed a foul shot in the final seconds, giving Utah one more chance. But Mitchell missed a running 3-point try as time expired.“I rushed it,” Mitchell said. “I should have shot it with two hands, first of all. I should have shot it like a regular pull-up.”Ricky Rubio added 14 points for Utah, which has dropped the first two on a six-game road trip. Burks finished with 13 points.“We can’t do it in spurts,” Hood said. “If we can’t sustain it over 48 minutes, we’re not going to win.”Utah trailed by as many 12 in the second quarter, but closed the half with a 17-6 run and kept up its solid play at the start of the third. Jonas Jerebko’s reverse layup with 7:06 left gave the Jazz a 63-58 lead, leading to a timeout by the Bulls.TIP-INSJazz: It was Mitchell’s third game of his rookie season with at least 31 points. … G/F Joe Johnson has been sidelined since Oct. 30 because of right wrist tendon instability, but he could return soon. “He can’t have contact in practice, but he’s been doing non-contact stuff in practice,” Snyder said. “It’s a question of sooner rather than later.” … G Raul Neto was held out due to a concussion. Neto left in the first quarter of Saturday night’s 117-100 loss at Milwaukee.Bulls: Holiday finished with 12 points. … Portis was 0 for 5 from the field in 16 minutes heading into the final period. He scored a career-high 23 points in Monday night’s 108-85 victory over Boston. … Each of Chicago’s starters scored in double figures for the fourth time this season.MISSINGChicago played without rookie forward Lauri Markkanen, who missed his second straight game due to back spasms. Markkanen, who is averaging 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds, was originally listed in the starting lineup, but was replaced by Mirotic shortly before the game.UP NEXT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mirotic scored 29 points, Kris Dunn hit a clutch jumper with 22 seconds left and the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 103-100 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.“I think right now, Niko has brought a confidence to this team,” coach Fred Hoiberg said.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 folkMirotic made 11 of 18 shots from the field and grabbed nine rebounds in his best performance since he returned last week after missing the start of the season with facial fractures. The 6-foot-10 forward got hurt in a fight with teammate Bobby Portis, throwing the future of both players in question, but the Bulls are perfect since Mirotic returned to the court.“We are enjoying playing the basketball together,” Mirotic said. “You can see good chemistry. The guys on the bench, they are all yelling, they’ve been happy. So I think after (what) we all get through, this team deserves it.” Irving’s 33 lifts Celtics past Nuggets LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney says settlement covered up sex abuse

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina US Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mckayla Maroney (left) revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, that the team’s former doctor, Larry Nassar (right), molested her from when she was 13 years old until she left the sport in 2016. AFP FILE PHOTOSLOS ANGELES — Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).Maroney, who won a team gold and an individual silver on vault as part of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s team at the 2012 Olympics in London, said Nassar’s abuse started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After suffering sexual abuse and “years of psychological trauma,” Maroney reached a settlement with USA Gymnastics in December 2016, but the terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed in court papers. Her lawsuit seeks to invalidate parts of the settlement, arguing it violated California law and that USA Gymnastics “had a plan to keep the sexual abuse of Nassar quiet.”Maroney, who is now 22 years old, said in a Twitter post in October that the abuse started when she was 13 and attending a U.S. national team training camp in Houston. Nassar told her at the time that she was receiving “medically necessary treatment he had been performing on patients for over 30 years,” she said at the time.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 folkHer attorney, John Manly, said she had been abused between 50 and 100 times by Nassar, including at the Olympics and during the world championships.She has described Nassar giving her a sleeping pill while the team traveled to Japan for the 2011 world championships. Maroney says Nassar later visited her in her hotel room after the team arrived in Tokyo, where he molested her yet again. “First and foremost, she wants this never to happen to another little girl,” Manly said in an interview.The settlement included nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses and Maroney or her parents could be sued for more than $100,000 for violating the agreement. The suit seeks to invalidate those provisions under a California law which prohibits settlements in civil cases that could result in criminal sex offense charges.“It’s despicable and it is wrong,” Manly said of the settlement agreement.Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting female gymnasts, possessing child pornography and molesting girls who sought treatment. He was sentenced earlier this month to serve 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.Maroney’s lawsuit also names the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University, where Nassar had worked for decades.ADVERTISEMENT Isaiah Thomas could be playing for Cavaliers next week The court complaint alleges the university had received complaints from two female athletes who accused the doctor of inappropriately touching them in the late 1990s and that the USOC has had “a culture and atmosphere that conceals known and suspected sexual abusers.”USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Hard to believe, but Pop was once unwanted — by Spurs fans

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian starts life after Soltones era Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Popovich now has 1,176 wins. He’s 34 away from No. 4 Pat Riley, 45 shy of No. 3 Jerry Sloan, and should catch both next season. He would need 156 to catch No. 2 Lenny Wilkens, and 159 to match No. 1 Don Nelson’s record of 1,335.“Doesn’t mean anything, except I’ve had good players and I’ve been coaching for eons,” Popovich said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The San Antonio Express-News took a poll after that season and found that 92 percent of Spurs fans wanted Popovich fired.As Popovich would suggest now (on politics, one of his favorite topics), sometimes voters get it wrong.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 folk“The pressure is always there for any coach,” Popovich said. “You’ve got to get the job done. If you don’t, you’re not there. If you do get it done, you get to stay.”He said those words in 1997. He was right. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Greg Popovich the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs draws up a play while on the bench against the Memphis Grizzlies in game three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 20, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPGregg Popovich was the coach nobody wanted.It’s hard to fathom now, after five NBA championships as coach of the San Antonio Spurs and with him now alone in fifth place on the league’s all-time victory list. But it’s true — Popovich’s decision to fire Bob Hill and make himself coach and general manager in December 1996 was horribly received at first, leaving even some of his own players baffled.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Big seeds tumble out of Qatar Open

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carreno Busta was beaten by Croatia’s Borna Coric, 7-5, 2-6, 6-7 (8/10) in an enthralling match lasting 2 hours 41 minutes.And Berdych went down 4-6, 6-1, 6-7 (4/7) in the match on centre court which followed against his fellow 6ft 5ins opponent, Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.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 folkIt means the tournament has lost two of its top-ranked players after having already being shorn of three major stars — Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga — before it began, as they try to recover from injuries.To complete a bad night for the seeds, number six seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia also lost, in straight sets to Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES The number five seed, Frenchmen Richard Gasquet, was untroubled by the big names falling beforehand, trouncing Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic, 6-0, 6-2.Number one seed, Austria’s Dominic Thiem, is safely through to the second round, winning his first match in straight sets on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the first round of the ATP Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha on January 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARThe Qatar Open second and third seeds — Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic — crashed out of the tournament in the first round on Tuesday on a night of shocks in Doha.Both seeds lost in third set tie-breaks. ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Louie Gonzales promoted to La Salle head coachcenter_img He added that however precious the win, it did not compare to beating Murray.Coric is ranked 38 places lower than world number 10 Carreno Busta but said it was his aim to be more consistent and break into the world’s top 20 this season.“I think I can do it but I need to play very good for the whole season.”Coric had considerable success adopting a serve-and-volley approach and won 17 out of 21 points at the net in the deciding set.Overall he hit 44 winners during the match.He will play Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round. The Georgian has won their previous two encounters.Berdych, who beat Struff in the French Open last year, was returning to action after sustaining a back injury towards the end of 2017.The former world number four, now ranked 19th, started slowly, struggling to cope with the aggressive tactics of the big-serving Struff, the world number 53.“My coach and me were thinking about some tactics like playing aggressive, playing with passion. Yeah, it was great,” said Struff.“I played very aggressive in the tiebreaker and I was very happy after that one.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Busta’s match with Coric was the game of the tournament so far.The 21-year-old Croat, who beat Andy Murray last year at the Madrid Open, saved three match points to progress and afterwards described it as a “huge win”.“I think I played very good,” he told reporters.“I didn’t know what to expect, it’s the first match of the year, it’s always a little bit tricky.“But, I can say from the beginning that I was playing very good.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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