The $10.55 million Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Two-Year-Old Triple Crown series commences at Caymanas Park on October 19 (Heroes Day) with the $10.55 million Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres taking the spotlight.This, the 11th staging of the popular series for native breds, offers a million-dollar bonus to the owner of the horse good enough to win all three races. The other races in the series are the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres on Saturday, November 28, and the SVL Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes over a mile on Boxing Day, for a purse of $4 million.To be eligible for the bonus, a two-year-old must pass through the ring in the annual TOBA yearling sales held in November of each year. The outstanding filly PRINCESS POPSTAR became the first horse to win all three races in 2013 but did not qualify for the bonus as she was not sold in the yearling sale, leaving the money unclaimed.PRINCESS POPSTAR, from the stables of 14-time champion Philip Feanny, was subsequently voted Horse of the Year, the first two-year-old to be so honoured, and was shipped out to race in Trinidad by her owners, Paul Hoo and Herbie Chong, in 2014.Among those expected to face the starter in the ‘Cash Pot’ are ZUGULU, DREAMLINER, VISION, FUTURE KING, BUBBLING KITTEN, FEDORA, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, MY COMPANION, A THOUSAND STARS and SORENTINO’S STAR.- O.C.
Past the Finishing PostTrack Condition : Dirt : Good”RAKE” TROPHYRace 1 1400 M (Purse $780,000) 3YO&UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. TOOTING KAT OEdwards4 48.52. JUNIOR DON AndrePowell4 50.0 11L* 3. BOLD AVIATOR AChatrie 51.5 Sh.Head4. AMICABLE JInnis4 49.0 2 1/4LWIN: $338.00PLACE: $120.00, $196.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:25.3Winner : 5yo ch mare – BURNING MARQUE out of TOOTING AGAIN byTrainer : PATRICK T LYNCHNOTE: HORSE #1 LADY BELRIDGE CAME 4TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 5TH.Quinella : (5,7) $7,425.00 Exacta : (5-7) $33,981.00Trifecta : (5-7-3) $7,380.00NORMAN MANLEY MEMORIAL CUPRace 2 1000 M (R) CLM ($250,000)1. DI COBRE DDawkins4 50.0* 2. ROCKETEER HPottinger4 50.0 6L3. NO COINCIDENCE JPatterson4 48.5 1L4. NEVER GIVE UP JInnis4 49.0 1 1/2LWIN: $1427.00PLACE: $301.00, $77.00, $661.00Final Time: 1:01.1Winner: 6yo ch horse – DAYTON FLYER out of SUB ZERO by FRENCH CHAMPAGNETrainer: WILFRED A CHINQuinella: (6,8) $1,928.00 Exacta : (8-6) $5,277.00D/E: (5-8) $15,585.00Superfecta carry-over : $145,544.75″XTRA” TROPHYRace 3 1400 M (Purse $800,000)NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. KIMMY’S TRAIN OMullings 51.52. JAMAI RAJA SEllis 53.0 1 3/4L* 3. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 52.5 3 1/4L4. BIG AL JErwin 53.0 5 1/2LWIN: $1326.00PLACE: $122.00, $101.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:26.2Winner : 2yo ch filly – LIQUIDITY out of DR. STEPHANIE by SWEPT TO VICTORYTrainer : HARRY PARSARDQuinella : (7,8) $1,774.00 Exacta : (8-7) $3,917.00D/E : (8-8) $23,418.00Superfecta : (8-7-3-2) $14,885.00Rolling Triple : (ALL-8-8,5-ALL-8,5-8-ALL) $4,646.00″KENT” TROPHYRace 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $590,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO-NW41. FORCE DE JOUR PFrancis 57.0* 2. SUNLIGHT EXPRESS SEllis 54.0 2L3. FRANKENSTORM OScott4 50.0 2 1/4L4. ELVIRA AChatrie 53.0 3 1/2LLate scratch : #6 BELIEVEWIN: $121.00PLACE: $56.00, $56.00, $77.00Final Time : 0:59.1Winner: 4yo colt – SHARP HUMOR out of SONG BIRD TOO byTrainer: WINSTON G MORRISQuinella: (3,10) $129.00 Exacta : (3-10) $265.00D/E : (8-3) $3,498.00 (8-6) $460.00Superfecta : (3-10-7-5) $2,985.00Rolling Triple: (ALL-8-3, 8-ALL-3) $2,639.00″CANTER” TROPHYRace 5 1200 M (Purse $530,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)* 1. LITTLE TUFF MAN LSteadman4 52.02. FREE AS A BIRD JInnis4 49.0 3L3. LUCKYBEGOOD OEdwards4 48.5 1L4. CIGARETTEINTHERAIN AndreePowell4 48.0 NeckWIN: $111.00PLACE: $61.00, $117.00, $64.00Final Time: 1:15.3Winner: 4yo colt – RIZZI LEE out of ARABIAN DANCER byTrainer: DONOVAN PLUMMERQuinella: (5,10) $862.00 Exacta : (10-5) $905.00D/E: (3-10) $233.00Superfecta: (10-5-3-9) $6,913.00Rolling Triple: (8-3-10) $25,972.00HEROES DAY STAKES TROPHYRace 6 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3/OT)* 1. SPARKLING MICHAELA SMuir 51.52. RAJA SARANGI LSteadman4 52.0 2 1/23. GEISHA’S GLORY OEdwards4 48.5 1 1/44. GAGA LADY PFrancis 51.0 1 3/45. HOLIDAY WEEKEND BebHarvey4 51.0 2 1/26. MERITONE OWalker 53.0 23/1 HeadWIN: $152.00PLACE: $59.00, $73.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:40.3Winner : 4yo b filly – WESTERN CLASSIC out of SPARKLING by NATURAL SELECTIONTrainer: LANCE P RICHARDSQuinella: (2,5) $363.00 Exacta : (5-2) $716.00D/E: (10-5) $364.00Trifecta: (5-2-9) $558.00Hit-6 carry-over: $59,458.75Rolling Triple (3-10-5) $1,110.00Pick-4: (8-3-10-5) $68,284.00Super-6: (5-8-8-3-10-5) $13,634.40 (5 OF 6) Carry-over: $1,308,903.37″SUPER DASH” TROPHYRace 7 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. DINNER BY SEVEN LSteadman4 52.02. YOGA WHenry 51.0 1 1/2 416.003. FIRE ALARM JInnis4 48.0 1 1/2 395.004. LEGAL ACCOUNT OFoster 53.5* 5. ABBEY ROAD SEllis 53.0 NoseLate scratch : #9 TRADITIONAL STORMWIN: $173.00PLACE: $100.00, $416.00, $395.00Final Time : 1:07.0Winner: 3yo b filly – LIQUIDITY out of COLONY BELLE by COLONY LIGHTTrainer: WAYNE A DACOSTAQuinella : (3,11) $1,152.00 Exacta : (11-3) $1,987.00D/E: (5-11) $660.00Trifecta: (11-3-8) $6,821.00Hi-5 carry-over: $265,187.00Rolling Triple: (10-5-11) $1,293.00″SPRINT” TROPHYRace 8 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT(FILLIES)* 1. ALYCINTH PWilliams 54.02. TASHIE BABY HPottinger4 49.5 1 1/4L3. DOOLAHIN RHalledeen 53.0 2 1/2L4. RISING POWER AntThomas4 50.0 3/4L5. QUEENOFSAINTROSE SMuir 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $150.00PLACE: $93.00, $216.00, $101.00Final Time: 1:08.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner: 3yo ch filly – MARKET RALLY out of WAYS AND MEANS by DELAWARE TOWNSHIPTrainer: ENOS L BROWNQuinella: (3,6) $1,606.00 Exacta : (6-3) $2,815.00D/E: (11-6) $538.00Trifecta: (6-3-1) $2,024.00Hi-5: (6-3-1-2-11) $324,065.50Rolling Triple (5-11-6) $2,145.00″ONLY ONE FOR ME” TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $2,950,000) NB2-Y-O GRADED STAKES (SERIES RACE #1)1. DREAMLINER RMitchell 56.02. NUCLEAR AFFAIR OWalker 52.5 1 1/4L3. FUTURE KING RHalledeen 54.0 Neck* 4. SORRENTINO’S STAR PFrancis 50.0 Neck5. VISION LSteadman4 54.0 7LLate scratch : #3 ZUGULU, #5 GARY GLITTERWIN: $267.00PLACE: $88.00, $110.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:13.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 2yo ch colt – PORTO SANTO out of GOLDEN OLYMPIO by OLYMPIOTrainer : WAYNE A DACOSTA Owner : VON G WHITEQuinella : (10,11) $905.00 Exacta : (10-11) $2,037.00D/E : (6-10) $1,295.00 (6-3) $110.00Trifecta : (10-11-4) $1,993.00Hi-5 : (10-11-4-9-6) $5,291.00Rolling Triple : (11-6-10) $5,828.00″BONANZA” TROPHYRace 10 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW31. PERFECT FLYER SEllis 54.02. GRAN CORAZON HPottinger4 51.0 9 1/2L3. EXPRESS TRUCK DDawkins4 51.0 1/2L4. SINK THE BISMARCK JAnderson 52.5 1/2L5. GLORIOUS CAUSE OScott4 50.0 HeadWIN: $340.00PLACE: $117.00, $174.00, $325.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 24.4, 48.4, 1:14.1,Winner : 7yo b horse – DAYTON FLYER out of PERFECT STORM by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : PATRICK T LYNCHQuinella : (11,13) $2,683.00 Exacta : (11-13) $4,466.00D/E : (10-11) $3,492.00Trifecta : (11-13-1) $20,750.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $116,311.00Rolling Triple : (6-10-11) $17,484.00Pick-4 : (11-6-10-11) $116,592.00Super-6 : (10-5-11-6-10-11) $214,678.70 (6 OF 6)Pick-9 : (8-8-3-10-5-11-6-10-11) $7,415.00 (7 OF 9) (8-8-3-10-5-11-6-10-11) $251.00 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $441,180.60PlacePot 8 : (7,8-3,10-5,10-2,5-3,11-3,6-10,11-11,13) $125,000.00 (8 OF 8)
Sunday4:30 p.m.: SOUTHAMPTON VS WEST BROMSPORTSMAX2 Saturday7:45 a.m.: TOTTENHAM VS SUNDERLAND10 a.m.: CHELSEA VS EVERTON12:30 p.m.: ASTON VILLA VS LEICESTER7 p.m.: NEWCASTLE VS WEST HAMSunday9:05 a.m.: LIVERPOOL VS MAN UNITED11:15 a.m.: STOKE VS ARSENAL11:15 a.m: BOURNEMOUTH VS NORWICH SPORTSMAX
ROME (AP):A defensive blunder helped decide a heated Rome derby, but many fans weren’t there to see it due to a protest.Lazio’s Brazilian defender Wallace gifted the ball to Kevin Strootman, who scored Roma’s opener midway through the second half, and Radja Nainggolan then doubled the lead for a 2-0 win yesterday.Roma’s celebrations were not as loud as usual because the club’s most ardent supporters stayed away from the match in protest at Plexiglas security barriers introduced at the start of last season in their area.Normally filled with supporters waving huge banners, lighting flares and singing, half of the “curva sud” – southern end – of the Stadio Olimpico was left empty.”It’s ugly to see,” said Strootman, who scored with a delicate chip shot over Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti. “The fans who did come were very helpful to us, and these were three very important points. Hopefully, the others will come to the next matches because we need our fans.”The victory moved Roma back into second place, four points behind Juventus, who beat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday.AC Milan are level on points, with Roma in third after coming from a goal down to beat visiting Crotone 2-1.In the next round, Roma host Milan.After Strootman’s goal and an extended celebration, words appeared to be exchanged as Roma’s players walked back onto the pitch alongside Lazio’s bench.Strootman appeared to toss water from a bottle at Lazio’s Danilo Cataldi, who reacted by tugging the neck of Strootman’s shirt as the Netherlands midfielder walked away.That prompted both benches to get involved, leading to a general melee.Cataldi, who had been on the bench, was red carded, while Strootman was shown a yellow.
WAITING ON HINDSIGHT WESTERN BUREAU: Lillian Bolt, arguably the biggest fan of nephew and world sprint superstar Usain Bolt, has come out swinging at the Government for what she says is the careless way in which they have gone about handling certain aspects of his legacy. Her main issue is in relation to the development of the sprinter’s boyhood community of Sherwood Content in Trelawny. “It is shameful. The Jamaican Government is doing nothing for Bolt; this is his community, where he is from and not even a sign post to say welcome to the place where Bolt lived,” she said. Two washed out murals not too far from each other depicting the world’s greatest ever sprinter in his familiar ‘To di worl’ pose, and a more recently done one on the wall of the Waldensia Primary School where he attended, are the main signs of Bolt’s presence in the community. Aunt Lillian blamed the Government for this, telling The Gleaner, that while Bolt has taken the Jamaican name and colours beyond the furthest reaches of the globe to be challenging reggae legend Bob Marley for being the most recognisable Jamaican on the planet, the authorities continue to pay scant regard for the massive potential that could come from his visibility. “I am sure that had he come from China or Australia or wherever else, that by now his place of birth would become a major tourist attraction,” she said, “Where is the vision, are we waiting on hindsight?” she asked. “The roads here are so bad, some residents don’t even go out, yet we boast about Usain coming from here. And yes, he has come from here, but what’s next? I feel so ashamed when a tourist asks certain question. Maybe we should direct them to the Government,” she added. In addition to the bad roads, parts of the community also suffer from the lack of piped water. The only attraction bearing any resemblance to the Bolt legacy is a quaint little boutique shop Aunt Lillian has created to sell a few T-shirts and other Usain Bolt memorabilia to the trickling of tourists, who make the trip up the hills to Sherwood Content. “Being a humble person, an ambassador, and big time role model, I’m sure Usain would not come out talking about such things. He would rather leave the protesting to community members, who feel the need to voice their own concerns.” “But there is absolutely nothing here and while they big him up with awards and celebrate his accomplishments, and rightly so, nothing comes back to the community, where he is from, where tourists want to come and where he has made famous,” said Aunt Lillian. Bar and shop operator Marlon Jackson agrees that Bolt’s home town is in need of development to help attract visitors and from which the spin-offs could be in the form of jobs. “I feel really sad, when I see a bus with tourist coming through, and for what? There is nothing to see, no monument, no sign, no wall art, nothing. Jobs could be created here for youths as tour guides and these things,” Jackson said. Bolt himself has been active in the community, partnering with sponsor Digicel to renovate the community centre through his foundation.
Chace The Great drifted to mid-track inside the final half-furlong, but was already well clear and pulled away to outclass rivals in yesterday’s Easter Sprint Cup at Caymanas Park. Trainer Dwight Chen was relieved but still concerned that the four-year-old gelding continues to drift in the straight whenever jockeys apply the whip. “In the last part, he still drifted. I told him not to use the whip, but I guess he was clear and just testing,” Chen said of jockey Jevvanne Erwin’s late decision after hitting the front and going clear a furlong out. Chace The Great will next race against open allowance horses, a tougher bunch than the 12 overnight allowance runners which he easily dispatched. Held off the pace down the backstretch if the 1100-metre feature race, Chace The Great made his move three furlongs out, while Dancing Queen, Force De Jour, Vision and Dreamliner went kamikaze on the lead. Chen’s runner attacked widest off the turn and had no problems to shoot clear under a hand ride. However, Erwin could not resist the urge of using his whip, which caused Chace The Great to drift off a true line close home. “That’s life, he’s not a whip horse, just like Crucial Appeal. It seems that I have the no-whip horses to contend with,” Chen pointed out. “With Chace The Great, he has been a headache from the start. When it’s not one thing, it’s the other,” he added, agreeing that his runner’s drifting habits could be exposed up in class against tougher opposition. TWO-TIMER Chace The Great closed a two-timer for Erwin, who also won the fourth race aboard Bars of Gold to share riding honours with Shane Ellis. Frankenstorm opened the 10-race card with Ellis aboard for Johnny Wilmot, the day’s leading trainer with two winners. Ellis had to pull out all the stops aboard Cheers to close his two-timer in the third event, lasting home by a nose from fast-finishing Xquisite Choice. Wilmot closed the programme with 4-5 favourite Da Jackal, who stayed on strongly with leading jockey Omar Walker, winning in a driving finish from 12-1 outsider Make My Day.
LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Philippines prevailed, 129-34.Kobe Paras turned the Philippines’ game against Myanmar into one of his own dunk exhibition.Paras put on an aerial show to the delight of the frenzied Filipino crowd at MABA Stadium as the Gilas cadets mercilessly ripped an overmatch Myanmar side, 129-34, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Burmese, who were just simply outclassed, kept fighting. They played at their best in the fourth quarter, where they managed to put up 18 points, two more than their output in the first three quarters.The Filipinos rose to 2-0 after surviving the Thais, 81-74, in the opener on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perkins tows Cignal HD to Game 1 blowout in D-League Finals Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The high-flying Paras played his best game yet as part of the national team, collecting 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, seven steals and four blocks. The 19-year-old swingman had several throwdowns, including a one-handed facial that made it, 86-14, late in the third quarter.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’Pitting the region’s top team against the worst, the game was over early when Gilas scored 15 unanswered points from the get-go.The lead ballooned to 50, 60-10, at the half before swelling to 82, 98-16, at the end of the third quarter. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View comments
LATEST STORIES Well, Ben Mbala is not the one to forget and he knows this version of the Green Archers is far different from the unit that won the title a year ago.“I say defense, we’re not the defensive-minded team we used to be last year and that’s something we need to change,” said Mbala Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after La Salle lost to arch rival Ateneo, 76-75.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La SalleLa Salle’s loss to Ateneo saw it slip to 5-2, a respectable record but a far cry considering how powerful the Green Archers were last year. The Green Archers waylaid opponents in the first round of Season 79 holding them down to an average of 73 points a game while scoring 88.4 to end up with a 7-0 record.Those numbers, however, are not even close from what La Salle put up in the first seven games this season.The defending champions may be scoring more this year, averaging 96.9 points a game, but they also allow their opponents to score way more compared to last season as their points allowed skyrocketed to 90.3 points per outing.La Salle outscored opponents by 18.4 points a game in the first round of Season 79 but Season 80 saw the Green Archers take wins by an average of just 6.6 points.Mbala hopes the Archers can change their fortunes in the second half of the tournament, a stage where the Final Four picture starts to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ “It’s only the first round, we still have a lot of time to work on our game, our team chemistry especially on defense,” said Mbala, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Blue Eagles. “I’m sure coach (Aldin Ayo) and all of us players will be able to work on that.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how the mighty have fallen.With De La Salle’s recent slippage in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, one may be forgiven that he forgot how dominant the Green Archers back in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pons lifts FEU over Adamson for PVL Finals berth 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m sorry. It’s my fault. I made some bad decisions, bad coaching. San Beda was really the great team this afternoon. We really lost to a better team,” he said.READ: San Beda hands Lyceum first loss of season, nears NCAA titleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogEngaged in a tight affair late, the Pirates’ small-ball lineup did not work as much as Robinson planned as Tankoua had his way in the paint in the fourth quarter.Though Lyceum kept itself in the game late, Robert Bolick was just too good in the clutch for the Red Lions. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny San Beda hands Lyceum first loss of season, nears NCAA title Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Robinson said that if anyone else should be ready for these high-stakes situation, it should’ve been him.“When it comes to the Finals, you really have to adjust, keep on adjusting, keep on trying new combinations. Again, at the end of the day, it’s my responsibility to find ways to win. Whatever the result, at the end of the day, it’s my head. I made the mistake and I’m sorry,” he said.The youthful mentor then vowed that he’ll have a better gameplan for the Pirates come Game 2, with the team’s championship aspirations hanging in the balance.“I’ll try to lead them better come Game 2. My players played really played well, but I told them, ‘I’m sorry. It’s my fault.’ We will try to work on those mismatches and try to figure out ways to cover that. I’ll be a better coach next game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Topex Robinson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum’s perfect season has come to an end after it absorbed a 94-87 defeat to San Beda in the NCAA Season 93 Finals on Friday.Head coach Topex Robinson, who is responsible for turning around the school’s program this season, readily took all the blame for the loss.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ceres sharpens teeth with new signings Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments It was traditional Ginebra style—come-from-behind, never-say-die.But Cone, the genius that he is, sees it otherwise.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“I am very disturbed by that,” Cone said even after the Kings booked a second straight win to share the early PBA Philippine Cup lead. “Knowing from experience, you don’t get away with that in the long haul. We were better off losing that game.”GlobalPort, after all, played without leading scorer Terrence Romeo, and Cone used a good chunk of the interview to praise counterpart Pido Jarencio for doing a good job in preparing the Batang Pier. 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With a healthy and young nucleus, Ginebra is listed as a solid threat to deny sister team San Miguel Beer a fourth straight championship here, and Cone wants his boys pushing the pedal down to the metal every minute of every game.“We need to be fired up right from the start,” he said as Ginebra shoots for a third straight victory against an Elite crew that will come into the contest with renewed confidence after a victory over Rain or Shine.There’s no doubt that Blackwater can pull off a surprise if Cone doesn’t get his Kings to play hard the whole 48 minutes, with the Elite seemingly stronger on paper compared to a Romeo-less GlobalPort team.Meanwhile, the Batang Pier, still expected to be without Romeo, and the Elasto Painters try to bounce back at each other’s expense in the 4:30 p.m. curtain raiser.Romeo, the Gilas Pilipinas mainstay, has been out for more than two months because of a knee injury.There has been no return date yet pegged for the flashy scorer, who was also reported to have asked management to be traded.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Pido had his team ready to go,” said the winningest coach of all time. “We kind of stole this one and I am not happy with the way we played. This is not a game we can be proud of.”Point guard LA Tenorio understands where Cone is coming from, and bared the entire team got a dressing down in the postgame.“He wants us to learn our lessons, and that we cannot use ‘championship hangover’ as an excuse,” Tenorio told the Inquirer over the phone. “Coach knows what he’s talking about and we all believed him when we viewed the game the following day with him.“We were all guilty of being lazy in that game,” Tenorio said with a slight laugh. “It was all on tape and Tim showed it to all of us.”Cone wants his boys to be sharp right from the get-go, and at 7 p.m. Friday, it would be interesting to see how the Kings respond to that when they clash with dangerous Blackwater at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was genuine concern in Tim Cone’s voice when he said that they were better off losing a game his Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings flip-flopped in five nights ago.The loyal throng who saw that game would have surely marveled at how the Kings rallied in the closing minutes against GlobalPort before pulling out a 104-97 win.ADVERTISEMENT