Ricketts out, Sinclair now JFF VP

first_imgLong-serving Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) vice-president Michael Ricketts was unexpectedly ousted from the post at Congress at the JFF office yesterday. Ricketts, the Clarendon Football Association president and South Central confederation chairman, has been replaced by former treasurer Garfield Sinclair. Sinclair now joins St Mary Football Association president Raymond Anderson and St James’ Bruce Gaynor as the association’s three vice-presidents. NEW STATUTE Captain Horace Burrell, the JFF president, said Sinclair’s selection was based on a new statute by FIFA – the sport’s governing body – which requires national football associations to have a vice-president of finance in their administrative set-up. “Mr Ricketts is held in high esteem by the president, and he is still a member of the board. The only thing was that there were only three positions and not four,” said Burrell. “All four (nominees) are valued members of the executive, and in the end, everyone, including Mr Ricketts, felt we had to first go with the vice-president with financial knowledge, as we are handling in excess of half-a-billion dollars, and we voted for one who is versed in financial affairs,” he told The Gleaner.last_img read more

Narine’s return brings relief

first_imgKOLKATA, India, (CMC):Kolkata Knight Riders have expressed relief following the International Cricket Council’s decision to lift the bowling ban on their champion off-spinner Sunil Narine.The 27-year-old West Indies player was banned last November after the ICC ruled his action illegal. However, he was cleared him to return to international cricket late Thursday, after remodelling his action and then successfully undergoing tests at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai last month.And with the new Indian Premier League bowling off today, Narine’s Knight Riders teammate Shakib Al Hasan said the news was definitely welcome.”I don’t know what changes he has had now, but it is a huge relief for the team,” the Bangladeshi all-rounder said.IMPORTANT PLAYER”He is a very important part of KKR. Every time KKR has done well, he has had huge influence. It is a positive news for us.”Narine has been key to KKR’s fortunes in the IPL. His Man-of-the-Series 24 wickets in 2012 helped them to the title and captured 21 in 2014 as the Kolkata-based franchise won the title for a second time in three years.He also nabbed 22 wickets in 2013 even though KKR missed out on the playoffs.Though Narine has been sidelined for the last four months, Shakib said he did not anticipate this having a major impact on the player’s performance.”For Narine, I don’t think so the setback will matter too much,” he pointed out.”He is a world-class spinner and everybody respects him. This time, too, he will be leading the spinning attack. He has always played a vital role for KKR.”KKR take on Carlos Brathwaite’s Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata on Sunday.last_img read more

IAAF blocks Carter! – No replacement for injured Bailey-Cole

first_img RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE BEIJING, China: It has been confirmed that Jamaica will only be allowed to enter three sprinters in the men’s 100m after Nesta Carter’s submission as a replacement for the injured Kemar Bailey-Cole was rejected by the IAAF technical delegate at the IAAF World Championships. It’s a decision that has left members of Jamaica’s management team scraping for answers after what was expected to be a straight-forward adjustment failed to materialise. The Jamaicans had hoped that Carter, who finished fourth at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships, would be allowed to join wild-card entrant Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade in the men’s 100m after Bailey-Cole suffered a hamstring injury during a pre-championships camp in Tottori, Japan. However, JAAA general secretary and newly elected member of the IAAF’s Technical Committee, Garth Gayle, told Jamaican journalists that the IAAF would not allow Carter to be substituted into the field, noting at the time that no clear reasons were given for their decision. Jamaica were allowed four entrants, given Usain Bolt’s wild-card entry as defending World champion. “Jamaica has exercised its franchise as any of the 216 federation. We entered in the 100m the three individual competitors plus the wild card making it four,” Gayle said. “We were seeking to make a substitution, not an addition, from our roster for an injured athlete and this is done within the guidelines of the competition,” added Gayle. “The IAAF has denied Jamaica its right for a substitution according to the IAAF rules and I find that difficult to accept and I have been vigorously seeking an answer. “The response has not been pleasing and is not within the spirit of the competition, where a country is now being denied one of their legitimate entries when we are seeking simply a substitution,” said Gayle. “All I was told is that the technical delegate has ruled on the matter and that is unacceptable, and in this day and age, we cannot understand why it is that a proper answer cannot be given,” Gayle said. Gayle would later state: “The news isn’t positive,” when an update was sought on Carter’s situation. Team manager Ludlow Watts said he was surprised and confused by the decision, given that the rules allow for adjustments to be made before 24 hours of the competition. He also noted that all efforts were being made up to late yesterday to get answers from the IAAF. The Gleaner has not been able to confirm whether Carter’s entry was submitted within the specified time frame or if there were any other issues with his entry. At the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Carter was allowed to be added to the team after Asafa Powell was forced to withdraw due to injury. andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

CSEC PE Lecture: The skeletal system – types of synovial joints

first_img Cartilage protects bones and stops them from knocking together. It forms a gristly cushion between the bones at slightly movable joints. It forms a smooth, slippery coat on the ends of bones at synovial joints. Ligaments are the strong cords and straps that lash bones together and hold a joint in place. They are a bit elastic, enough to let the bones move. Tendons are the cords and straps that connect muscle to bone. The best known tendon joins our calf muscle to our heel and is called the Achilles tendon. Cartilage, ligaments and tendons Synovial joints have different structures, depending on how they work. They allow different kinds of movement depending on the shape of the bones at the joint and the ligaments that hold them together. The shoulder, hip and ankle are very susceptible to injury because of the amount of movement possible at these joints. Sudden impact or over extension, etc., could cause dislocation or the tearing of tendons and ligaments. Joints are placed into groups based on their structures. There are six (6) basic types of synovial joints: – Ball and socket:- This is the most movable joint in the body. One bone has a bulge like a ball at the end that fits into a socket in the other bone. It can turn in many directions. Ligaments are often used to keep the joint stable. Examples of this type of joint are the shoulder and hip joints. – Hinge:- These types of joint works like a hinge on a door. It moves in one plane only and will open until it is straight and no further. The movement is limited because of the shape of the bones and the position of the ligaments. Examples of this type of joint are the elbow and knee joints. – Pivot:- This joint has a ring on a peg structure. One bone has a bit that juts out, like a peg or a ridge. This fits into a ring or notch on the other bone. Only rotation is possible at this joint. An example of this type of joint is between the atlas and the axis vertebrae in the neck. – Saddle:- This type of joint allows movement in two planes at right angles to each other. Bones are shaped like saddles and fit neatly together. Movement allowed is side to side and back and forward. Movement is limited because of the shape of the bones. Example of this joint is at the thumb. -Condyloid:- This type of joint allows movement in two planes. The rounded end of one bone fits into the hollow of another. Movements are back and forward and side to side. Ligaments prevent rotation. Example of this type of joint is the wrist. – Gliding:- Here the ends of the bones are flat enough to glide over each other. There is little movement in all directions, which is limited by the ligaments. Of all the synovial joints, this one allows the least movement. Examples of this type of joint are located between the carpals bones of the hand, the tarsals of the foot and vertebrae. Our joints and sport Our different joints work smoothly together when we make skilled sporting movements. They are capable of a full range of movement in order to work well. The muscle and ligament surrounding each joint must be strong enough to give stability to the joint. The demands of sport put severe stress on the joint; therefore, we must warm up thoroughly before activity and should warm down afterwards. Joints can be injured as a result of impact, internal forces or a mixture of both. Common examples include sprained ankle, torn knee ligament and dislocated shoulders. Types of joint and movements allowed Ball and socketflexion and extension, abduction and adduction. Rotation and circumduction Hinge – flexion and extension Pivot – rotation only Saddle – flexion and extension, abduction and adduction Condyloid – flexion and extension, abduction and adduction Gliding – some gliding in all directionslast_img read more

Calabar take a hit from flu

first_imgMORE than their competitors, the influenza (flu) virus is threatening an impact on Calabar High School’s plans to retain the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championship title.Yesterday, their Class One 1500 and 800 metres favourite, Kevroy Venson, who is still affected by the virus, finished last in the heats of the 800 metres in a time of 2.13.66.On Tuesday’s opening day of the championships, there were some doubts surrounding the participation of the Red Hills Road-based school’s Class Two 400 metres star, Christopher Taylor, but he shrugged off the ills to run a record time in the heats of his event.Although no one else of note in the Calabar camp has come down with the illness, head coach Michael Clarke says it has disrupted their points projection and Venson’s illness will certainly affect their overall tally.FIT TO COMPETE”Venson came down with a bout of flu, but the doctors passed him fit to compete. But obviously he did not recover enough to run his best. Hopefully he makes the (1500m) final, which is on Friday. By then he should recover enough to perform better,” said Clarke.”Christopher was affected before the CARIFTA trials, so he was able to recover enough to compete at Champs. But I am sure that other schools will be affected because there is a bout of flu going around and it’s sure to affect others,” Clarke told The Gleaner.”His (Venson) illness will affect our points tally,” he continued, “because he was one of the athletes whose points were almost certain. But Calabar is not a school that is built on one athlete, we will have others to fill in those gaps.”But it has definitely affected us. Hopefully with the help of our doctors we will be able get our athletes to perform at their best at the championship,” he added.- L.S.last_img read more

WI Women eyeing semi-final berth

first_imgDHARAMSALA, India (CMC):An upbeat West Indies Women take on one of the tournament favourites, England Women, here today, cognisant of the fact a victory will secure them a berth in the final four of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup.The Caribbean side sits top of Group B with four points following wins over Pakistan Women and Bangladesh Women, but will know their English opponents provide their sternest test yet, in the fixture set for the picturesque HPCA Stadium at 7:30 p.m. (10 a.m. Eastern Caribbean time).Head coach Vasbert Drakes said they were aware of the importance of the game and were motivated, especially coming off back-to-back wins.”I think it is important that we play some good cricket tomorrow. Obviously the points would give us that momentum going into the semi-finals,” the former West Indies all-rounder said yesterday.”We’ve won the first two games and the ladies are feeling quite confident in their ability to execute our game plan come tomorrow against England.”He added: “Obviously, you want to see the energy from ball one, you want to see us getting involved in the game and trying to control the game early on and trying to create some pressure and keep that pressure for a long period of time.”We believe, with our team, we’ve seen a balance within in the last two games. Everyone is feeling quite confident that on their given day, if they can execute, they can get the upper hand on England.”West Indies Women opened the tournament with victory over Pakistan Women when they superbly defended a paltry total of 103.They were sharper in their outing against Bangladesh Women last Sunday, posting a competitive 148 and then restricting their opponents to a mere 99.KEEPING RUNS LOWIn both games, Windies Women managed to restrict their opposition to under 100 runs, courtesy of the off-spin trio of Matthews, Taylor and front line bowler Anisa Mohammed.Drakes said he did not foresee any major changes in this approach, especially with the pitch at the HPCA Stadium looking conducive to slow bowling.”We, as a unit, have always talked about everyone making a contribution to the team cause and the two games that we have played, you can see that the spinners have really come into the equation on the wickets in India and bowled with some subtle variations that would have created the pressure on the Bangladeshis and certainly on the Pakistanis,” Drakes explained.last_img read more

Chelsea look for redemption in Arsenal rematch

first_imgTomorrow’s matches7:30 a.m: Chelsea vs Arsenal10 a.m: Crystal Palace vs Sunderland10 a.m: Everton vs Bournemouth10 a.m: Hull City vs Liverpool10 a.m: Southampton vs West Ham10 a.m: Watford vs Burnley10 a.m: West Brom vs Stoke City12:30 p.m: Tottenham vs Middlesbrough Sunday’s matches8:30 am: Man City vs Swansea11 a.m: Leicester vs Man United MANCHESTER, England (AP):If, as widely expected, Chelsea go on to lift the Premier League trophy, one game in its title-winning campaign will surely be remembered as the most significant for manager Antonio Conte.Forget the 4-0 rout of Manchester United in October when returning manager JosÈ Mourinho was humiliated. Or the 5-0 victory over Everton in November when everything went right and Eden Hazard briefly resembled Lionel Messi. Or even the come-from-behind win at Manchester City the following month that firmly installed the team as title favourites.The defining 90 minutes of Chelsea’s season will likely be a loss that led to some serious soul-searching and, critically, a change in formation.A 3-0 loss at Arsenal on September 24 bewildered Conte. He saw his team playing as individuals, with the wrong attitude, the wrong balance, and with no identity. The only good thing to come out of that ill-fated trip to Emirates Stadium was a second-half switch to a 3-4-3 formation, which finally put Conte’s imprint on his new side and was there to stay.Nine-point leadFrom a low ebb – eighth in the standings, to be precise – Chelsea have not looked back. Fifteen wins from 17 matches later, Chelsea host Arsenal for their return game tomorrow with a nine-point lead and with most observers saying the title has been wrapped up.”I think,” Conte said, “this could be a good chance for us to show that, now, we are a totally different team.”That’s already been proven. David Luiz looks like a different player with more freedom as a libero in a back three. Unheralded pair Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses have excelled as wingbacks, central midfielder N’Golo Kante is possibly the most influential player in the league, while forwards Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez have been outstanding without having so much defensive responsibility as part of a front three with top-scorer Diego Costa.The team is more streetwise and organised, as shown in the 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Tuesday when Chelsea absorbed lots of early pressure from the home side before growing into the game and being a late penalty miss from Costa away from winning.Then there’s Arsenal, which was at the height of its powers in the first half of that September game against Chelsea. But, as usual, Arsene Wenger’s team hasn’t lived up to expectations and a 2-1 home loss to Watford on Tuesday exposed its flaws and led to the coach questioning whether his players were “mentally ready” for the game.They will have to be at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, because a loss would almost certainly knock them out of title contention. Arsenal are in third place, tied on points with second-place Tottenham with 15 matches remaining.A midfield crisis has hit Arsenal just at the wrong time, with Granit Xhaka suspended, Mohamed Elneny at the African Cup of Nations with Egypt, Jack Wilshere out on loan, and Aaron Ramsey joining Santi Cazorla on the injured list.Back-ups Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appear to be Wenger’s only midfield options for the weekend.Beat Arsenal, and Chelsea would have made it through the toughest week of its run-in unscathed. Surely, there will be no stopping the Blues then.MANCHESTER CITYcenter_img vs SWANSEAAll eyes will be on the line-up to see if Sergio Aguero will recover his place in City’s team after being dropped for new signing Gabriel Jesus for the 4-0 win at West Ham on Wednesday.Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have formed a slick frontline in the team’s last two games, and Aguero – City’s top striker for the last five years – may have to get used to a place on the bench.ON THIS WEEKENDlast_img read more

Teddy hoping for quick return

first_imgTivoli Gardens star frontman, Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, is hoping to be ready for the Red Stripe Premier League play-offs after being sidelined by a hamstring strain he picked up in the team’s Jackie Bell  KO semi-final on Sunday. Johnson has been told by doctors that he needs at least two weeks rest before he can resume training but the veteran striker says he could be back on the field as early as next Wednesday. “The doctors say it’s two weeks minimum but I am still watching it. Hopefully by next Sunday I can be back and I hope that by Wednesday I can start running,” he said. “You always want to go out and play for your team and play for yourself. You are leading in goals so you miss the goals and the team will miss your goals … and seeing the players out there makes you kind of sad but you just have to motivate them off the field,” he added. Tivoli are third in the table with 55 points behind UWI (59) and Humble Lion (58) and although finishing second is a bit far-fetched at the moment he hopes other results can go their way. “We are trying to get the second place but it’s hard at the moment.  We just need to win and hope the other games go our way so we get the second place so that we can get the rest,” he reasoned. He also commended coach Damion Gordon for the job he has done in Omar Edwards’ absence.     “It’s a killer not having your first team coach. But Damion is doing really well and he’s learning a lot, and the players want to play for him, He is a Tivoli man (former player) so everyone listens to him and play for him,” he added..last_img read more

Bowie gets gold, and Jamaica fails to win medal in the 100

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 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 MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano She trailed Ta Lou by two paces as they headed into the last 20 meters but Bowie just kept charging. She caught Ta Lou at the end, and Bowie’s lean at the line was textbook. The photo finish actually shows Ta Lou’s foot ahead of Bowie’s, but Bowie beats her where it counts — her torso is over the line a fraction of an inch ahead of Ta Lou’s.Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion in the 200, took bronze in 10.96.“It’s not like there’s a training session for a lean,” said Bowie’s coach, Lance Brauman. “She did what she had to do to get to the line first. She’s scraped up and won and that’s all that really matters.”The lean was so extreme, it sent Bowie off balance and careening into Lane 8, where she landed on her left hip while the runner in that lane, Murielle Ahoure, had to slow down, then jump to avoid landing on her.Bowie stayed down for a few seconds. The “7” sticker on her left hip was torn almost completely off. She gathered herself and walked gingerly around the track for the victory lap. Afterward, she spent about an hour receiving treatment for abrasions on her shoulder, back and hip. The pain will go away. That gold is hers forever.ADVERTISEMENT United States’ Tori Bowie, right, hugs Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson after winning the Women’s 100 meters final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year’s world championships.The evening after Usain Bolt’s improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded around the track once again at its expense.ADVERTISEMENT Tori Bowie leaned over the line for her 100-meter victory, then stumbled and crashed down to the track to put the exclamation point on the second straight sprint shock of the meet. Her .01-second victory Sunday over Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was a photo-finish thriller. The fact that the defending Olympic champion and the most dominant female sprinter of 2017, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, finished fifth was every bit as stunning.“The past few years, Jamaica has dominated,” Bowie said. “We’ve had no harsh feelings toward them, no negative thoughts. We’ve been extremely focused on ourselves. Just trying to get where they’re at.”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’In snapping a stretch of four straight Jamaican wins at the Olympics and worlds, Bowie became the first U.S. woman to win the world title at 100 meters since Carmelita Jeter in 2011. This marks the first U.S. sweep of the 100 at the worlds since 2005.Bowie’s time, 10.85 seconds, was nothing spectacular. Her race, though, was something to behold. 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She came to London on a 17-race winning streak at 100 meters and her season-best time of 10.71 was the fastest in the world by more than 0.1 second.One thing: She had been dealing with an Achilles’ injury this year and ran — and won — a race last month in training shoes, not spikes. She refused to use injuries as an excuse.“I can’t complain,” she said. “I can’t re-run that race. I have to give those girls a lot of credit. It didn’t go as I planned.”Like Bolt, Thompson won’t be running in the 200, raising the distinct possibility that the Jamaicans could get completely shut out of individual sprint gold at the worlds.But Bowie will be there. The one-time long jumper who took up the sprint game only a few years ago posted a 21.77 at the Prefontaine Classic earlier this year, which is the fastest in the world this season.First, though, some time to heal.“I’m pretty sure I’ll feel much better tomorrow,” Bowie said.DAY 3 WINNERS: Rose Chelimo and Geoffrey Kirui took the titles in the marathon doubleheader. … Tomas Walsh won the gold in shot put for New Zealand — a result that was verified after Joe Kovacs lost an appeal over his last throw. The throw would’ve been a winner but the American was ruled to have foot faulted, and the call was held up on appeal. … Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece held off Sandi Morris of the United States to claim pole vault gold. … Nafi Thiam of Belgium added a world championship gold medal in heptathlon to her Olympic title. End of his agony? 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Wiggins banks in buzzer-beater, Wolves stun Thunder

first_imgMinnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, center, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Minnesota won 115-113. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Andrew Wiggins’ 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony had hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the winner.ADVERTISEMENT The Timberwolves fought off several bursts by the Thunder and led 88-75 at the end of the third quarter.The Thunder opened the fourth quarter with a five-point run that led to a Minnesota timeout. Oklahoma City continued the surge and got the crowd back into the game. A three-point play by Anthony cut Minnesota’s lead to 90-87 as Westbrook returned to the game from a rest.Adams converted a three-point play to cut Minnesota’s lead to 106-105 with 1:50 to go, and a 3-pointer by Westbrook tied the game at 110.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Taj Gibson, who started for the Thunder at the end of last season, had 11 points and 10 rebounds. He barely got the ball inbounds on the final play. … Shot 57 percent in the first quarter to lead 28-23. … Minnesota beat Utah at home on Friday. … Jeff Teague scored 19 points and Jimmy Butler added 15.Thunder: Adams had eight points on 4-for-5 shooting in the first quarter. … Six Thunder players scored in double figures. Raymond Felton and Jerami Grant each scored 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UP NEXT:Timberwolves: Host the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.Thunder: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Winless Suns fire Earl Watson after 3 games this season Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Wiggins scored 27 points and Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Anthony scored 23 points and Paul George scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMinnesota led 61-54 at halftime behind 13 points from Towns and 10 from Wiggins.Adams scored 14 points before the break. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more