JC, STETHS clash for Olivier Shield

first_imgThe traditional battle for all-island schoolboy football supremacy will take place at the Stadium East field today.ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will square off against ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup winners St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) for the Olivier Shield. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m.The Miguel Coley-coached JC, unbeaten in the Olivier Shield since 2012 will be seeking three titles in a row to go with the Manning Cup three-peat they completed two weeks ago.JC enter today’s match in a very confident mood after their 1-0 win over arch-rivals St George’s College in the Manning Cup final. JC lack the stars of last year but have made up for that with supreme team play.”I love to design systems and stuff. I am a personality coach. This year, we probably didn’t have any superstars, but we have persons who can play football and with the management team to back it we just go out there and give it our all, Coley told The Gleaner recently.Today is expected to be another tactical battle for the Shield with some of Coley’s key charges including Donovan Dawkins who led the way with a semi-final brace and a superb title-winning goal in the Manning Cup, goalkeeper Jahmali Waite and captain and defensive rock Allando Brown.Meanwhile, the well-oiled blue and yellow STETHS machine will be seeking to claim their first Olivier Shield since 1999. Tactician Omar Wedderburn will be looking to pull out all the stops to no doubt win one of the trophies which has eluded him.He has so far won the 2010, 2013 and 2015 daCosta Cup and the Ben Francis KO six straight times from 2010 to 2015.Among their key players today will be midfielder Shawn Genus, forward Romario Wright and defender Neville Graham who will no doubt be looking to put in a team effort in the absence of leading goal scorer Michael Kerr who will miss today’s final due to injury. Kerr has scored 32 goals this season with 29 coming in the daCosta Cup.last_img read more

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Thompson faces tough Eugene test

first_img Tori Bowie has been the highest ranked American in the 100m over the past two years and with 10.81 already on the books, is also the fastest woman in that event so far this season. That time came in an impressive win over Schippers at the Doha Diamond League and will be fresh in the minds of both athletes as they line up in the longer sprint tomorrow. Bowie also has fond memories of this meet after taking a surprise win in the 200m at the 2014 Prefontaine Classic beating the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had won the world title the previous year, Olympic champion Allyson Felix, Blessing Okagbare and Murielle Ahoure. The pair have already had some exciting battles in the 200 metres and 60 metres with Schippers edging the Jamaican for the gold medal in the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China last year, before taking silver ahead of Thompson, who won bronze in the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in an hour or so North of the venue for tomorrow’s clash, the University of Oregon’s iconic Hayward Field. EUGENE, Oregon The developing rivalry between Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson and Dutch speedster Dafne Schippers is threatening to become one of the most exciting in international track and field and the two will go at it again here tomorrow, at the Prefontaine Classic. That’s all quite frightening from everyone else, but she won’t be Thompson’s only worry in Eugene. In fact, Thompson, who last season catapulted to the upper echelon of world class sprinting, has found herself on the wrong side of close finishes more often than she would like. Thompson, who will be making her first appearance in the half-lap event this season after solid work on her start, which included assignments in the 60m and 100m, comes up against an athlete, who has certainly not slowed down since the heights of 2012. Schippers is already responsible for the fastest time in the event this year — 22.02, which also to be her second best time in the 200m and her early season 10.83 run in the 100m, which is just a shade off her 10.81 seconds personal best in that event. In their six meeting over the 200m and 60m indoors, Thompson has only finished ahead of the big Netherlands star on one occasion, in the 60m semi-final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland earlier this year. It was at tomorrow’s venue where she also lost an extremely close 100m race to American English Gardner, who like her, ran 10.84 seconds in what was the Jamaican’s only loss in the event for the entire season. She certainly seems to like a challenge and with her unbeaten start to the season, it would come as less of a surprise this time around, if she does in fact go on to get the win ahead of more favoured opposition.last_img read more

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The Wright View | Let’s listen to the most important people in sports

first_imgAs we usher in the new year, it is customary to reflect on the year that was. In sports, Jamaicans excelled, not only on the world stage, but locally. We, the fans, revelled in the performance of our fellow citizens, who overcame fantastic odds while excelling in their respective activities. What seems to be forgotten or sidelined in 2016 is the great amount of personal pain and sacrifice our sportsmen and sportswomen go through, day in day out, in order to excel at sports. The impression was created in 2016 that the administrators/organisers were just as or even more important than the performers! In nearly every major sport, the administrators and the performers (athletes) had differences that affected the performance of the team or individuals. In cricket, it seems that for the regional team, every forward step, seemed to be followed by a step backward. The achievement of three world titles in a calendar year is unprecedented, but the almost Trumpian ‘tit for tat’ between players and administrators left many West Indians, simply fed up and longing for a change. But, (and this is a big but), there is as yet no hint that things will be better in the new year. Politicians, fans and the players themselves have agitated for a change at the top in the administration of the game, while those accused of being the cause, ‘hunker down’ as the team continues its relentless slide down the ICC rankings. Football, unfortunately, was no different in 2016. Poor decision after poor decision, has resulted in a similar slide of the Reggae Boyz down the FIFA rankings, while the president plays a game of ‘see me now, see me soon’. The belated (stated) plan to use local players in future international games, seems not to be a realisation that the opposite policy since 1998 has failed, but seems to be driven by purely economic reasons, as sponsors have belatedly discovered the fact that they have an important role to play in ‘shaping policy’. In a cash-strapped environment, withholding donations/sponsorship of major sports has proven to be a major ‘attention grabber’. Hopefully this ‘fact’ will resonate in the minds (and pockets) of businessmen when contemplating financial support for sports. Netball Jamaica saw long-time president and major cheerleader Marva Bernard leaving the top job. What followed was a roller coaster ride that saw the Sunshine Girls plunging to unprecedented lows, then rising to unusual heights. The defeat of the English netball team (in England) in the final and deciding game of a three-match Test series, must be acknowledged as the first time (in my memory) that tactics adjusted during a game paid rich dividends. But as we have seen in 2016, highs are inevitably followed by lows. The coach of the Sunshine Girls promptly resigned as soon as she returned to the island. Will we ever learn the ‘real’ reason for her unusual decision? Maybe not, but there are many fans who now wait to see if the nation’s leading netball coach (Winston Nevers) will get a chance of proving himself on the international scene. We are waiting to exhale. Space does not permit this column to reflect on every sport in 2016, however, in the tradition of having a New Year’s wish/resolution, let us all hope that in 2017, the organisers and administrators of sports will resolve to LISTEN to, and sincerely consider, the hopes and requests of the most important people in sports: THE ATHLETES. May every reader of this column get enough in 2017 not more, not less of all that you wish for.last_img read more

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Easy for Juventus

first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP):Dani Alves inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco yesterday to send the Italian club to their second Champions League final in three years.Alves set up Mario Mandzukic’s opener in the 33rd minute and got on the scoresheet himself on the stroke of half-time with a fantastic volley s as Juventus swept to a 4-1 victory on aggregate.Kylian Mbappe scored a consolation goal in the 69th minute for Monaco, as Juventus remained on course for the treble. Massimiliano Allegri’s side is likely to secure an unprecedented sixth Serie A title on Sunday at Roma, while it is also in the Italian Cup final.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet today for the other second-leg match. Defending champions Real Madrid lead 3-0.last_img read more

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Cavalier, Mountain View are KSAFA champions

first_imgCavalier and Mountain View are the Magnum-KSAFA Super League and Major League champions, respectively.In the finals played at the Constant Spring Sports Complex on Friday night, Cavalier clipped Santos 2-1 with the winners’ goals coming from rising star Alex Marshall in the fourth minute and Ryan Miller in the 90th. Santos got their consolation strike from Sheldon Jones deep into injury time.The Major League clash ended 0-0 after full and extra time and it took the dreaded penalty shoot-out to decide the winners. Mountain View won 5-4.The other sponsors for the league include Charles Chocolate, Pure Water, Delgado Health Services and Soccer Xpress.last_img read more

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Staying alive

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Clement Leutcheu finished with 24 points while Ed Dixon had 19 for the Blazers who turned their game up a notch in the extra period while the Generals faded.Sidney Onwubere sent the game to overtime with a triple with 19 seconds left in regulation, but the Generals were made to bleed for their points in overtime, leading to their 11th loss in 17 games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLervin Flores provided a strong and steady presence inside the paint as Arellano survived a flat start to subdue Perpetual Help, 62-52, and keep its Final Four hopes alive last Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Missing the injured Kent Salado, the Chiefs found a savior in the bull-strong Flores, who scored 16 of his 19 points in the first half as Arellano moved up to with an 8-9 record behind Letran in the race for the last Final Four berth.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Flores’ stellar first half gave the Chiefs a lift when they needed it the most after Arellano went scoreless for almost seven minutes to start the game.Salado, the Chiefs’ leading scorer with 18 points a game this season, has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to a knee injury (medial collateral ligament) he sustained in the victory over San Sebastian last Tuesday.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“There is newfound confidence within the team, knowing that we can win without him (Salado),” said Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera. “We started bad. But when Flores made his first basket, things tapered off especially our doubts and apprehensions in the game.”Later, St. Benilde dragged Emilio Aguinaldo College out of Final Four contention with a 94-84 overtime victory. Mr. McTavish begs for citizenship Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Tony is at the point where he has been going five-on-five and that sort of thing. He’s not totally confident. It will be a few more weeks,” he said.  “But he’s definitely going in the right direction, and so is Kawhi. It’s just been taking a little bit longer,” he said.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Folayang banking on experience against Nguyen: ‘I have been fighting for a long time’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ However, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed that the speedy point guard is most likely to return to the hardwood earlier than the lanky superstar.“He’s just coming along more slowly, for whatever reason,” the three-time NBA Coach of the Year described Leonard’s rehab process to San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn.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“It’s just been more difficult for him to get through the rehab routine. His body hasn’t reacted the same way.”“Pop” also asked fans to be a tad more patient, as both players are striving to get back on the court and are on the right track back to being fully healthy. San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Tony Parker, of France, congratulate Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after his go-ahead 3-point basket with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, March 6, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-110.  AP/Darren AbateThe San Antonio Spurs have managed a strong start to the 2017-2018 NBA season so far, notching a 6-4 record despite the absence of cornerstones Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker due to injuries.Parker appeared to have suffered the more serious setback, rupturing his quadriceps tendon during the playoffs last season, while Leonard is currently nursing a badly sprained ankle from the post-season as well.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

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Pacquiao wannabe plucks gold for Cebu; Aklan rules in the pool

first_imgEarlier, Cebu City collected three golds in karate through Gian Mangitngit in boys kumite 8 to 13 years -28kg, Genda Rya Atillo in girls kumite 8 to 13-30kg, and Adrian Ray Ayuda in kumite boys 8 to 13 -32kg.Cebu Province’s Trisha Jean Ogoc snared her second gold after topping the girls’ kumite 8 to 13 -25kg.Host city Dumaguete grabbed a share of the lead late Monday after its archers hit the target with six more golds at Negros Oriental State University grounds.Prisa Helen Lofranco led the gold winners, ruling the Cub girls 20 meters. Other winners were Crisha Mae Merto (Cadet girls 30m), Caryl Generoso (Cub girls 30m), Gabriel Flores (Cub boys 20m) and Carson Francis Hastie (Cub boys 30).Dumaguete dominated the sport with nine golds. The team also won five golds in swimming, led by Ranzge Benedict Quilicot, who topped the boys 12-under 200m breaststroke and boys and girls relay teams.Tagbilaran’s Gabriel Manigque, who at 15 already stands 6 feet, ruled the boys 13 to 15 200m freestyle for his fifth gold of the competition, which saw Aklan claim 15 golds. Bacolod and Ormoc each got eight golds from the pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blackwater stumped: Where in the world is Chris Ellis? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The sixth child in a brood of nine, Jimenez, a Grade 8 student, was introduced to the sport by his four elder brothers. One of them, Johnriel, is already fighting in the pros.“He is mischievous and naughty, but he’s a good kid and we saw natural talent in him,” said his coach Jordan Dopalco.Those traits served him in good stead as he stubbornly held off Montales for the gold.Jimenez, who started boxing at 9, aspires to one day don the national colors and follow the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao and Mark Magsayo.Chris Carlos Emnas scored for Leyte after beating local boy Jhon Jeffrey Rosales via unanimous decision in the boys 38kg.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Action-packed R1 between Dante Montales of La Carlota and John Kevin Jimenez of Cebu City here in Batang Pinoy boxing competition pic.twitter.com/YfJfd3G5D7— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) November 14, 2017ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DUMAGUETE CITY—His coach describes him as a naughty kid with a natural athletic flair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneOn a humid Tuesday afternoon in front of a big crowd, Cebu City’s John Kevin Jimenez put those qualities to good use to score a unanimous decision over hard-fighting Dante Montales of La Carlota for the boys 34 to 35 kilograms boxing gold medal in the Batang Pinoy Visayas qualifying here.“I was challenged because he (Montales) is also good,” said Jimenez in Filipino, a lollipop already plugged in his mouth after coming off the ring. “I like what I did. I fought very well.” MOST READ 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Winter Olympics: Lots of gold medals, sure, but how about those 15,000 eggs

first_img$900 million — The amount of ads NBC has sold for its broadcast of the games.14 — The time difference in hours from New York, which is why some of the biggest prime-time events on NBC will actually take place in the morning in Korea.86 — The number of workers ill with norovirus a day before opening ceremony. The figure is expected to rise, forcing organizers to bring in 900 military personnel to take the place of sick or exposed security workers.4 – If it’s a Winter Olympics there have to be new sports. There are four of them in this Olympics, including a mass start speedskating event featuring 24 skaters that has been compared to a NASCAR race on ice.168 — Russia is officially banned from the Olympics because of a state-sponsored doping scheme the country carried out in Sochi. But 168 Russians will still compete under a neutral flag as “Olympic athletes from Russia” and 45 others could win last-minute appeals and make their way onto the snow and ice.10.5 — The over-under for gold medals won by U.S. athletes.100 — The perfect number Shaun White scored last month to give him a spot in the snowboard halfpipe. The U.S. star won the first two golds in the sport before flaming out in Sochi.32 — The temperature water freezes, and also the forecast for Friday night’s opening ceremonies. Organizers are giving 35,000 fans heated seat cushions, hand warmers and other gear to ward off the cold in the outdoor stadium, where winds are expected to make it feel like it is in the 20’s. Unfinished business brings Will Gozum back to UP 2 — The number of North Korean athletes who qualified for the Olympics on merit. Up to 22 will actually compete in the games, cheered on by a highly choreographed group of singers and dancers, along with the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.13,500 — The number of eggs Norway’s Olympic team will be sending back after a breakfast order went sunny side up. Norway thought it was ordering 1,500 eggs from a Korean distributor for the Games but a translation mistake caused 15,000 to be delivered instead.50 — Miles from the mountains of Pyeongchang to the North Korean border.4 — The unofficial over-under for the number of halfpipe snowboarders carried off the slopes on stretchers. White himself was sent to the hospital twice after crashes last year, and defending gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov was knocked out in a scary crash last month at the Winter X Games.149 — In Sochi the best teams were made up of NHL players, 149 of them in all. No current players will be in Pyeongchang, after the league decided its best interests were not served by shutting down in midseason for three weeks like it did the last five Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreakcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Max Parrot, of Canada, trains ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The world hasn’t seen such an intersection of sports and politics since the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the Soviets returned the favor four years later in Los Angeles.The Winter Olympics begin Friday in a rugged and brutally cold area of rural mountains near the North Korean border, with a lot more at stake than the glittery medals chased by the best ice and snow athletes in the world.ADVERTISEMENT They will unfold — officially, at least — without the Russians who dominated on the ice and snow and in the backroom of the drug testing labs four years ago in Sochi. And they will take place amid rising world tensions and a last-minute rapprochement of sorts between the two Koreas that may be as much of a show as the games themselves.Politics are very much in play, but in the end the Olympics are usually defined more by numbers than philosophies.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 folkWith that in mind, here’s some numbers that might help make sense of it all:3 — Mikaela Shiffrin’s goal is to do what no skier has ever done — win five gold medals on the slopes. The young American star probably won’t do that, but there’s a good chance she can win three, something skiers have done only three times. Shiffrin is a prohibitive favorite to defend the slalom title she won in Sochi, a top contender in the giant slalom and the favorite in the combined. 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Clipping? LeBron takes on Alabama football over barber show

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) laughs after being called for a foul against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CLEVELAND — LeBron James believes Alabama’s football program is offside.James contends the Crimson Tide has lifted “ideas, concepts and format” from a program on “Uninterrupted,” the digital media platform the three-time NBA champion co-founded with business partner Maverick Carter.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims A school spokeswoman told the AP that Alabama is “in the midst of reviewing this matter, which just came to our attention this morning.”Although James is a huge Ohio State fan, he has attended Alabama games in the past. And every year Alabama has won the national championship since 2010, James has captured an NBA title. It happened in 2012 and 2013 when James played in Miami, and again in 2016 when he guided the Cavaliers to a title, the first for any Cleveland major sports team since 1964.Alabama won its fifth title under Saban in January.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Last year, “Uninterrupted” aired “The Shop” a forum where James, Golden State forward Draymond Green, retired player Charles Oakley and others have conversations while getting their hair cut in a barber shop.Alabama recently released a trailer on Twitter for “Shop Talk” that shows Tide coach Nick Saban and former Alabama star wide receiver Julio Jones in a barber-shop setting. The video says the first episode is “coming soon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn Monday, “Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama, citing “exploitation” and concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property.In the letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press, Josh Tarnow, the head of business and legal affairs for “Uninterrupted”, tells Alabama he would prefer not getting into a “battle of legal letters” with the school and asks for a copy of the first “Shop Talk” episode to be sent for a review. Tarnow hopes the sides can “address Uninterrupted’s concerns amicably.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil New Australia coach reflects on USA Gymnastics abuse scandal View commentslast_img read more

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