LIME and Flow are now major partners of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and will sponsor all its national championships and teams as they have inked a two-year deal worth $28 million.The announcement by the merged entities took place at Terra Nova All Suites Hotel yesterday.LIME manager for sponsorship and events Stephen Miller revealed that the agreement will encompass all junior and senior athletic programmes and events owned or associated with the national track and field athletics body.This will include national junior and senior trials, CARIFTA trials and championships, Junior Central American and Caribbean Games, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association development meets, and the Jamaica Invitational meet. Other support for the association will include providing telecommunications infrastructure and products over the stated period.”LIME and Flow will power the JAAA and all its events over the period … and we will make sure the fans feel our presence at these events,” Miller told the gathering.However, he warned entities to respect their rights as exclusive telecoms sponsor of the JAAA or suffer the consequence.”We respect the rights of all those who support athletics, and as such, we expect that our rights as exclusive telecoms sponsor for all JAAA events will be fully respected. Our exclusive advertising right as telecoms sponsor at all these events will be safeguarded and fully enforced,” he urged.Dr Warren Blake, the JAAA president, said that the team to the World Championships in Beijing in under a month’s time could be the largest and most diverse Jamaican team to ever participate at the Games and said that every contribution towards the programme is appreciated.”The cost to Beijing is formidable. The cost for airfare alone runs into five or six million. The needs of the JAAA go a far way than that ($28 million), but this goes a significant way towards meeting our needs, and we are quite happy for this partnership,” he said.”The $28 million is quite a boost for us, and it will put the JAAA in a position to better look after and support our athletes,” Blake stated.partnershipsMinister without portfolio with responsibility for sports Natalie Neita-Headley said the merger exemplified what private-public sector partnerships can achieve.”I am very happy to be part of every and any occasion where the private sector and the public sector can come together for the benefit of the development of sports in Jamaica. Without the partnership of the private sector, it just does not work,” she said.LIME has been a major sponsor of the JAAA, sponsoring high school development meets, the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) national Prep Champs, ISSA/Grace Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, as well as several outstanding athletes.”This move is a bold one and I know we will benefit wholeheartedly,” said Neita-Headley.
The big guns of racing will hold centre stage in the 44th running of the Alex’s Imports Gold Cup feature over 1400 metres at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Eleven entries were received for the popular grade-one race that dates back to 1967, when the legendary KILOWATT won the inaugural running. The star-studded field includes last year’s winner, POTCHEEN, the reigning champion sprinter; Horse of the Year TYPEWRITER; the 2013 Derby and St Leger winner PERFECT NEIGHBOUR; the bang- in-form imported horses UPPA TUNE and FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, UNCLE TAF as well as PETE’SWILDONE; and this year’s St Leger winner, SUPERLUMINAL. CTL’s racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, said “with the very best on show, it’s a race worth going miles to see”. He was quick to add: “The Gold Cup, for a purse of $1.6 million, kick-starts what promises to be a fantastic last quarter of racing on the calendar, what with the $10.55m Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Triple Crown Series commencing on Monday (Heroes Day), followed by the prestigious Superstakes on Saturday, November 14, and the inaugural running of the Diamond Mile, with a record purse of $13.5 million on Saturday, December 5. “No other period in the history of racing at Caymanas Park has seen so many major races in the offing and coming at the back end of the season. It will provide a feast for racing fans,” he added. Veteran trainer Harry Parsard, whose top horses POTCHEEN and UPPA TUNE have won a number of grade-one trophy races this season, says neither can be taken lightly despite the strength of the opposition. “Potcheen ran on strongly to win the race with a light impost last year ahead of stable companions UPPA TUNE and PETE’SWILDONE in a memorable sweep, and although set to carry topweight of 57.0kg on Saturday, this will not deter him,” said Parsard. “Uppa Tune, on the other hand, is versatile and consistent as they come and being a better horse this year, should enter the reckoning in a big way,” added Parsard, who will have two other runners in SUPERLUMINAL and PETE’SWILDONE. Two-time Superstakes winner TYPEWRITER could only manage fifth as the 2-1 favourite under topweight of 57.0kg last year, but is coming to run, with 56.0kg this time around, for trainer Spencer Chung. Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta will saddle two strong contenders in recent Governor General’s Stakes winner PERFECT NEIGHBOUR (55.0kg) and the speedy American colt, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, who will have to be caught. Both are coming off recent wins and should make the race all the more interesting. Strong performers
“I think Jamaica has everything to be proud of. We did fairly well. We came 16th overall on the Olympic medal table, which is taking all sports into account, and that all the medals came from a single sport. This is really a tremendous achievement,” Blake continued, in an interview with The Gleaner. With regard to track and field (athletics), Jamaica placed third overall, a feat which the JAAA boss calls “a remarkable achievement for a country so small”. Prior to the Olympics, the JAAA came in for some criticism regarding medical exemptions to athletes like triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt in the 100 and 200m at the national trials, double sprint Olympic champion Elaine Thompson in the 200m, and Janieve Russell in the 400m hurdles, but Blake says his organisation feels vindicated. “Jamaica is a small country and we cannot behave like the United States of America, where it’s first three past the post on the day,” he stressed. “We saw the need to put in place a situation that would allow for such a medical exemption, and the results have vindicated us,” he outlined, while crediting the coaching staff, technical team, medical teams, masseurs, who “all pulled together to make this one of our most successful Olympics ever”. In the meantime, Fennell says Jamaica had their disappointments like any other country, but noted that the overall medal haul was “excellent”. “Very satisfactory. We had our disappointments like every team. We are not the only one with disappointments. The US probably had more disappointments than anybody else, but we had our own disappointments. But overall, it was excellent,” the veteran administrator noted. He believes Jamaica gave the Rio Games a big boost. “Yes, it did, as did other teams too, because remember, we were big in one sport, but there were 27 other sports. Swimming was pretty big and many of the other sports, but of course, athletics is our flagship,” Fennell added. Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake, while admitting local “medal hopefuls might have wanted more Olympic medals” from the 73-member team, feels Jamaica “did fairly well” in placing 16th overall on the Olympic medal table. Blake, along with Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Michael Fennell and other administrators, team personnel and athletes, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jamaica racked up 11 medals, equalling their highest haul – inclusive of six gold, three silver and two bronze in athletics competition. “It’s quite good; the hopefuls among us were hoping for a few more medals, but there are many nations who went away empt-handed,” said Blake yesterday. MUCH TO BE PROUD OF
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC: Barbadian left-hander Anthony Alleyne and Antiguan off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall have dominated the aggregates, following the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship. The 23-year-old Alleyne, who plays for Barbados Pride, has amassed 443 runs from five innings so far, with an average of 88.60. He has reeled off scores of 19, 84, 88, 186 and 66 to enter the first break of the season on a run of four successive scores of over fifty. Alleyne, a former West Indies Under-19 player who has played just 12 first-class matches, gathered his maiden first-class hundred against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval in the second round of matches. He leads the run-getters list ahead of Jamaica Scorpions opener John Campbell, who has 278 with Barbadian Kyle Hope, who turns out for Red Force, third, with 255 runs. Cornwall, meanwhile, has already tallied 19 wickets for Leeward Islands Hurricanes at an average of 23.68 to extend his fine form following on from the West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka recently. The right-armer has already picked up two five-wicket hauls this season, including a best of six for 82 against two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguar at Warner Park in the second round. Jaguar left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul has 14 wickets while Scorpions captain Nikita Miller, also a left-arm spinner, has taken 13.
LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Pacquiao: Bob Arum hasn’t paid me and Freddie Roach 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 Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Air Force dispatched University of the Philippines in straight sets, 29-27, 25-16, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Jet Spikers improved to 2-1 and stayed at the fourth spot of the while the Lady Maroons toil at the drudge of the league with a 0-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Dell Palomata and skipper Joy Cases stopped Diana Carlos’ final attempt to ensure Air Force’s second win in three games.Despite winning in three sets, Air Force wasn’t exactly in autopilot in the third period as UP managed to trim a 16-11 lead and even tied the set at 19.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’“I think our position on the floor left us vulnerable to UP’s attacks,” said Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez. “Palomata wasn’t in front of the net and UP’s players got confident and we weren’t able to really play defense.”“Good thing we were able to recover and we were able to overcome that part.” View comments Palomata, who stands at around 6’4,” was the main blocker for Air Force and her absence upfront allowed UP to bring the fight to the Lady Jet Spikers.Iari Yongco led the Lady Jet Spikers with 15 points while getting ample support from her teammates.Jocemer Tapic put up 12 points to play second fiddle to Yongco while Mary Pantino and Cases added 11 and 10 points, respectively.Carlos had a game-high 18 points to lead the Lady Maroons while Isa Molde added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer
MOST READ Terence “Bud” Crawford celebrates his victory by knockout over Julius Indongo in the third round of their junior welterweight world title unification boxing bout in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. — Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round Saturday night to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds.Crawford sent Indongo to the canvas with a right to the body in the last minute of the second round and just missed with a massive left hook before the bell. Midway through the third round, Crawford caught Indongo with a left hook to the body that put him down writhing in pain.ADVERTISEMENT Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts) was in his home state for the fifth time in nine fights but for the first time in Lincoln, 45 minutes from his Omaha base.Indongo (22-1, 11 knockouts) was fighting for the first time in the United States after winning bouts in Russia and Scotland to win his titles.Crawford entered the ring to roars from the Pinnacle Bank Arena sellout crowd of 12,121 after coming down the steps from the arena concourse. He wore a red No. 140 Nebraska Cornhuskers football jersey, a nod to this city being home to the University of Nebraska.With fans on their feet and chanting his name, the 29-year-old Crawford seized control early. When his final blow took down Indongo, the decibel level increased even more, and Crawford jumped in the air in the middle of the ring in celebration.Indongo couldn’t get up.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal The fight was the first four-belt unification bout since 2004, when Bernard Hopkins stopped Oscar De La Hoya to claim all the belts in the 160-pound division. Crawford came in with the WBC and WBO belts; Indongo, from Namibia, was the WBA and IBF champion.“It means everything,” Crawford said. “I’m the only one who can I’m the undisputed champion of the world. That’s big because there’s nobody else who can they’re undisputed in their weight division.”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’Promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said the plan is for Crawford to go with him to Australia for the expected November rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. Arum wants Crawford to fight the winner.“I’m all for it,” Crawford said. 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 Teen gunned down in Masbate OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “When he hit me, it hurt so bad,” he said. “When he hit me like that, my mind was gone.”On the undercard, 20-year-old Shakur Stevenson scored a unanimous decision over Argentinian David Paz in a super featherweight bout. Stevenson (3-0, 1 knockout) flashed superior speed and finesse throughout the six rounds and knocked down Paz (4-4-1) late in the fifth.Stevenson, of Newark, New Jersey, is considered a rising star in the pro ranks after earning a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics.“I feel like the competition stepped up this fight and I feel like I put on a good show, a good boxing display,” Stevenson said. “I was really trying to get the knockout, and I was trying to get him with a good hard punch. I was trying to hit him with my left hand and my hook. I do need to use my jab a lot more.”Light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) of Ukraine stopped Craig Baker (17-2, 13 KOs) of Baytown, Texas, at 2:40 of the sixth round. Chaos ensues as McIntyre wins NXT title in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Few other details were released but Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee, said those affected had been asked not to compete until they recover.“One went into hospital because we wanted to be very sure it was nothing very serious… it wasn’t as if it was an emergency. The rest of them are resting in the hotel,” said Low.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’She added: “One of the swimmers missed an event. We asked him not to compete… in the interests of the athletes we have told the athletes not to compete.”Low said those affected had breakfast in the team hotel, where Malaysia’s 800-plus contingent are staying, before dispersing to different venues. But she said the source of the outbreak was still under investigation. MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The outbreak is not the first troublesome event at the biennial SEA Games, which has 11 nations competing in a diverse array of sports from swimming and athletics to pencak silat and wushu.Organizers mistakenly printed Indonesia’s flag upside-down in a commemorative booklet, prompting protests and revenge hacking attacks by Indonesian activists.Among a litany of transport incidents, eight people suffered minor injuries in a bus crash, forcing two squash players from Myanmar to pull out of their doubles matches.Two Myanmar football fans were beaten up after a match against Malaysia, and the home fans were also condemned for chanting “Singapore dogs” during another game.Indonesia’s women’s sepak takraw team walked out of a match in a protest over judging, and the men’s and women’s squash doubles finals had to be moved after the centre court surface was found to be too slippery.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Athletes and officials of Malaysia march during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. AFP FILE PHOTOKuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Sixteen Malaysian athletes have been hit by food poisoning at the Southeast Asian Games and one is in hospital, organizers said on Thursday in just the latest mishap to hit the competition.Games organizers said they were still trying to identify the source of the outbreak, which forced one swimmer to miss an event on Wednesday and also affected a petanque player.ADVERTISEMENT PCCL launches national competition for collegiate basketball Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments
Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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. SAN BEDA 92 – Bolick 18, Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Mocon 14, Soberano 11, Abuda 5, Bahio 5, Presbitero 3, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Tongco 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 82 – Perez 22, Nzeusseu 15, Marcelino JC 12, Ayaay 7, Caduyac 6, Santos 6, Tansingco 5, Marcelino JV 4, Pretta 2, Serrano 2, Ibanez 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 17-22, 41-47, 65-66, 92-82.POST-GAME INTERVIEW Clark Sunset Marathon set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda continued its dynasty as it annexed its 10th title in 12 years and 21st overall championship in men’s basketball.“(Lyceum) really wanted to win this game but (the San Beda players) were so excited. I’m happy that we’re able to settle down in the second half. Credit to my boys,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who returned to the San Beda lair this season to win his third title with the school.Season MVP CJ Perez gave it his all in the decider, pouring 22 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and a block, but Lyceum unfortunately suffered its first back-to-back losses this season at the wrong time and end its 18-0 season with a runner-up finish.Mike Nzeusseu got 15 markers, 15 boards, and two blocks, while Rookie of the Year Jaycee Marcelino had 12 points, four rebounds, three dimes, and two steals in the Pirates loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NCAA Season 93 champions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick threw Lyceum’s perfect season in the trash, leading San Beda’s 92-82 Game 2 triumph that completed the sweep of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals and the Red Lions’ back-to-back title romp.Bolick proved to be the hero the Red Lions needed, firing seven points in the final 5:01, none bigger than his dagger three with 50 seconds remaining to push his side to a comfortable 89-82 lead.ADVERTISEMENT He finished with 18 points, nine coming in the payoff period, together with six assists and five rebounds as he celebrated the victory like Lebron James in front of 14,693 in attendance.“Lyceum did a good job. If we could just give two championships, Lyceum and us should be the champions,” said Bolick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneFinals MVP Donald Tankoua registered another monstrous double-double of 17 markers and 17 boards, while Davon Potts finished off his collegiate career with 15 points and five rebounds.Javee Mocon bucked another off-shooting night to drop 14 markers, six boards, and three dimes while AC Soberano went 3-of-7 from three including one from the left corner with 1:22 left to put San Beda up, 86-82.
LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone A “DIRTY PLAYER”Wall said his own impressions of Dellavedova don’t quite match the record of four flagrant fouls in five NBA seasons.“Whatever their team can say and other people can vouch for him, to me, I always thought he was a dirty player,” Wall said.TIP INSBucks: Kidd elected to give G Malcolm Brogdon his 11th start of the season Saturday and bring G Tony Snell off the bench. . All three of Dellavedova’s previous technical fouls came in the 2015-16 season with Cleveland. … The Bucks are 5-3 in the second of back-to-back games.Wizards: Swingman Otto Porter sat out with a strained right hip. … With 17 points, C Marcin Gortat hit double figures for the second time in three games after surpassing 10 points in only four of his previous 20 … The Wizards dropped to 4-2 in the second of back to back games.UP NEXTBucks: Close their two-game road at Indiana on Monday night.Wizards: Continue their homestand Wednesday night against Utah. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals But it was Dellavedova who left Washington steaming after a fourth-quarter flagrant 2 foul on Bradley Beal that resembled a football tackle and threatened to spark a brawl.“There’s a difference between making a play on the ball and wrapping your arms around somebody’s neck,” Beal said. “I mean, it is what it is.”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 folkAs Beal drove the lane in transition, Dellavedova reached out his arms. The right one caught Beal around the neck and brought him to the ground.“I was just trying to hold him to prevent him from, you know, getting the and-one, and then he just went to the ground,” said Dellavedova, who received his first career ejection. Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson, back, celebrates with guard Eric Bledsoe after his 3-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Washington. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe led the Milwaukee Bucks to victory. Matthew Dellavedova was the one who really got the Washington Wizards’ attention.Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Bledsoe scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s 110-103 victory Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Beal finished with 20 points, and John Wall added 16 points and 16 rebounds for Washington. But the pair shot just 1 for 9 in the final 7:24 after Dellavedova’s dismissal.“We had opportunities to win the game,” Wall said. “The reason why we lost is they made bigger shots.”Khris Middleton had 20 points, and John Henson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who secured a fourth win in six games and snapped Washington’s four-game win streak.Milwaukee closed the game on a 12-4 run to help erase some of the sting of a blowout loss to Toronto a night earlier.“I think we did a good job just coming out tonight and just playing harder as a team,” Antetokounmpo said. “We definitely wanted this win.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadal to play Kooyong exhibition ahead of Australian Open Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Antetokounmpo hit a running layup to put Milwaukee up for good, 100-99, then followed with a baseline jumper to stretch the lead to three with 1:44 left.Bledsoe’s step-back 3-pointer made it 105-101 with 1:17 to play before Antetokounmpo’s last jumper stretched the 108-103 with 36.2 remaining.GIANNIS, MEET SHAQAntetokounmpo has at least 20 points and five rebounds in 27 consecutive games. That’s the longest such NBA streak since Shaquille O’Neal matched it during the 2000-01 season.BUCKS BEAR DOWNWhile Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe spurred the offense late, Milwaukee’s defense held Washington to 5 of 19 shooting.“You understand that Wall and Beal are going to be the focal point,” said Bucks coach Jason Kidd. “It wasn’t just one-on-one but it was team defense, everybody helped each other and tried to make it as tough as possible.”OFFICIALLY IN TROUBLE?Beal could also face some discipline from the NBA for his actions in the brief scrum that followed Dellavedova’s foul. Replays showed Beal’s hand had made contact with referee Kevin Scott’s shoulder and neck area as he stepped at Dellavedova.“The one thing I didn’t like is the ref going after me versus trying to control him,” Beal said. “I have a right to react the way I did.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “We really played in spurts today, just really never got that consistency,” Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said. “They’re a very talented team, very athletic team, very well-coached, good defensive team, and they obviously got the best of us today.”Texas Tech trailed for most of the first before scoring the last 10 points of the half to turn a five-point deficit into a 30-25 lead. The Red Raiders led 58-55 with 5:44 left when Evans hit two free throws and then a three pointer to start an 11-0 run that put the game away.“I guess we can use it (as motivation), this feeling here,” Carsen Edwards said. “To have this feeling here, you learn from it to not have it again.”Purdue center Isaac Haas, the team’s No. 2 scorer and rebounder, could only be a cheerleader — and a one-armed cheerleader, at that. After breaking his right elbow in the first-round game against Cal State-Fullerton, he tried to convince Painter he could play; the Purdue engineering department even pitched in, designing a special brace for his right arm.But Haas remained on the bench, replaced by Matt Haarms, a redshirt freshman who at 7-foot-3 measures an inch taller but at 40 pounds lighter is hardly the force under the basket of that his senior teammate has been.Haarms finished with four points and three rebounds.“I hate to see great players not be able to play late in the season,” Beard said. “So we feel for Purdue not being full-strength.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “They’ve been the No. 1 team the whole season and are great all-around,” Evans said. “They have a great point guard and great bigs that can shoot the ball, so we will just have to get back in the film room and study up on them and get some rest.”Beard is in his second year in Lubbock after leaving Little Rock, which he left shortly after leading the Trojans to a double overtime upset over fifth-seeded Purdue two years ago. This one wasn’t close, thanks to a 52 percent second-half shooting percentage and a 34-30 rebounding edge.“Completely different game, different teams,” Beard said, noting that four Red Raiders scored in double figures and another had nine points. “It’s our formula. It’s not a secret.”Second-seeded Purdue (30-7) was hoping to join Villanova in the Elite Eight, getting 30 points from Carsen Edwards and 12 points and 13 rebounds from Vincent Edwards.But Beard was in their way again.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Curry returns, then injures left knee as Warriors beat Hawks Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We just made the — what’s it called? The Great Eight?” Beard asked his players at the postgame news conference.“Elite,” guard Keenan Evans corrected him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The Elite Eight our second year together,” said Beard, who was with Arkansas-Little Rock when it beat Purdue in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament. “Why shouldn’t we? We’ve got a great university. We play in the best league in college basketball. We’ve got really great players. We’re blessed to be here, but I think we’ve earned the right to be here.”Evans had 12 of his 16 points in the second half, when Texas Tech scored 11 in a row to pull away. The Red Raiders (27-9) will play on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four against No. 1 seed Villanova, which advanced earlier Friday night with a 90-78 victory over West Virginia. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Texas Tech coach Chris Beard celebrates with his team after a 78-65 win over Purdue in an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament regional semifinal early Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — Chris Beard did it to Purdue again.The Texas Tech coach knocked the Boilermakers out of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, this time leading the third-seeded Red Raiders to a 78-65 victory to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time in the basketball program’s 93-year history.ADVERTISEMENT