SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Selection chief Clive Lloyd believes the exodus of players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Lendl Simmons to the lucrative Twenty20 circuit has definitely had a negative impact on the development of the West Indies Test side.The legendary former West Indies captain said the absence of such players had left the Caribbean side with a vacuum and forced authorities in the region to undertake a rebuilding process.”You can’t fault them (players who have turned to T20s),” Lloyd told a media conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.”The money that is being paid in these shorter games, it’s obvious that players are looking towards their future. And, unfortunately, we’re missing out, all those guys who we groomed have now left, so we’re left with a vacuum and we now have to fill that.”He continued: “People might say that we’re not a top-class side, but some of these guys [in the current squad] have only played four Test matches and we can’t bring anybody from home because they’ll be just as raw, or young.”Big Bash playersWhile West Indies have been locked in the current three-Test series against Australia, Gayle, Simmons and Russell have all been campaigning in theBig Bash League here for variousfranchises.Former Test and one-day captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo are also involved in the Big Bash after having retired from the longer format of the game.Lloyd, who oversaw one of the most successful periods of West Indies cricket in the late 1970s and early 80s, said some of these players would have played key roles in the touring Test side.”That’s the situation we have; we have guys like Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Bravo and these fellas, (but) they’ve retired from the longer form of the game,” he explained.”I think somebody like Russell – surely we would have had a chat with him – but he has a problem with his knee and he’s just playing one-day cricket. Lendl Simmons, too, would have been a nice guy to have in the middle there because he’s an opener, (and) he plays spin very well; he would have fitted in fine with our batting.”But he’s not involved, so we’ve got to look somewhere else. It’s a bit of a sad situation, but I’m sure that our cricket will get better.”West Indies have struggled on tour so far, losing both Tests by significant margins. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before crashing to a 177-run loss in Melbourne last week.They face Australia in the final Test here starting today.
FOLLOWING last Saturday’s start of the 2016 athletics season with the Purewater/JC Invitational and the Herbert Morrison First Chance meets, action will switch to three venues today, with all three meets starting at 8:30 a.m.In the Corporate Area, the National Stadium will play host to the Douglas Forrest Invitational, while in central Jamaica, Manchester High will host the Charlie Fuller Field Events. The JAAA/Puma Development meet will take place at nearby Windalco, Kirkvine.All three meets will be used as qualifiers for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to be held between March 15-19 at the National Stadium and action is expected to move into another gear today as all three meets are expected to be well represented, with the top high school teams to be on show.At Manchester High, all the throwing events will be contested. At the Douglas Forrest meet, there will be both track and field events, with the track events being the 200m, 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles with the high, long, and triple jumps being contested in the field.Over at Windalco, there will be no field events, but the scheduled 200m, 400m, 800m and 4x800m relays are sure to excite.
Kingston College (KC) standout sprinter, Jhevaughn Matherson, one of the athletes on whom KC’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title ambitions to dethrone Calabar High School rests, is looking to clock fast times and help his school win the championship next month.Matherson has personal bests of 10.37 in the 100 metres and 20.97 over 200 metres.There was agony for KC last year when he aggravated an injury which forced him out of the Class Two boys’ 200m, as they eventually slumped to a 15.5-point loss to Calabar.This year, however, the athlete maintains he is eyeing nothing less than glory.”I know I am a champion, so it’s just my competitive drive that is my motivation,” he said.”There is always going to be major expectations, but season after season it gets better handling them. The main aim is to break 21.00 seconds in the 200m and go low 10 seconds in the 100m, 10.10 if possible, that’s the aim right now,” he assured in an interview.A fight for bragging rights and the prestigious Mortimer Geddes Trophy will again ensue from March 15-19 between four-time consecutive champions Calabar High and their bitter rivals KC inside the National Stadium.The Purples have won the title 31 times, Calabar High 24 and Jamaica College third with 21 titles.BETTING ON HIS TEAM”Calabar are incredible competitors, but I have to go with my school for this one. You can’t count out yourself,” stressed Matherson.He recently sizzled with a smooth 21.69 on return from injury in the Class One boys’ 200m at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium.Many are contending that the Red Hills Road-based institution will cop title number 25 this year, but the sprinter says his school will be coming all out to stop them.”We are all confident, we think we can get it this year (win Champs), we are just motivating the younger guys and see if they can repeat what we the seniors do,” he outlined.The KC star stressed that people can expect “medals and possibly records”.
A mega men’s 100m contest will take centre stage at the JN Racers Grand Prix track and field athletics meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, June 11. The meet was launched at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, and organisers promise a plethora of world stars for the 15-event spectacle. The men’s 100m promises to be a monster clash. The blue-riband event boasts a line-up that can rival any major track and field meet across the globe, with three of the world’s finest sprinters – back-to-back sprint double Olympic and World champion, Usain Bolt; former world 100 metres champion, Yohan Blake; along with the man with the most sub-10 100m in history, Asafa Powell, himself also a former World record holder. “In the men’s 100m, the world’s fastest man (Bolt) will be on show, and he will be up against the second fastest man alive (Blake) and the most decorated sub-10 100m runner, Asafa Powell,” declared Racers Track Club president and head coach, Glen Mills. “Judging from what has been happening, they are all rounding into top shape, and I assure it is going to be thrilling, exciting and a very fast race,” he predicted. Also in the race are 2015 World student games 100 metres winner, Akani Simbine, Nickel Ashmeade, Jason Livermore and Ramon Gittens of Barbados. “We are trying to encourage our Caribbean athletes, so we cater to our Caribbean neighbours,” he added. The female sprint event also boasts an impressive line-up, with sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the headline act. She will take on World Indoor champion, Barbara Pierre, Carmelita Jeter, Ramona Burchell, Natasha Morrison, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Shelly-Ann Baptiste. “This is also a strong and exclusive line-up for the women’s 100m,” Mills noted. Also, Warren Weir, Rasheed Dwyer, Alando Edward, Miguel Francis, Zharnel Hughes and Wallace Spearmon make up an exciting 200m field. For the women’s equivalent, American Tori Bowie (fastest 100m time this year) and Bahamas star Shaunae Miller will feature. The men’s 400 metres will showcase fast-rising Jamaican quarter-milers Javon Francis and Rusheen McDonald, plus and five other runners who have gone under 45 seconds. The female one-lap event will feature local and international stars such as Christine Day, Natasha Hastings and Anastasia LeRoy. There will be a special 300 metres race, which will be underlined by 2008 Olympic 400m champion, LaShawn Merritt. MEN’S SPRINT HURDLES Hansle Parchment, Jason Richardson and Deuce Carter will headline the men’s sprint hurdles, while Queen Harrison and Megan Simmonds number among the female participants. Meanwhile, Mills expects impressive performances from Jamaican athletes, with the national trials just around the corner. “We are expecting fast times as the athletes are in top form with the (national) trials just a few days away,” he commented. Field events at the meet will be given a special attention. “We want it so designed that the field events are spotlighted, so they (field athletes) too can be motivated by the crowd to put up quality performances,” Mills outlined. The Racers Grand Prix partnered with a number of world renown sport providers such as ESPN and Eurosports to broadcast the meet to Brazil, France, USA, the Middle East, Romania, South Africa and Mexico. Carlene Edwards, sales, promotions and events manager of title sponsors Jamaica National, said they couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring world class athletics to Jamaica. “We have committed our resources to bring some of the world’s greatest athletes to Jamaica and we anticipate the rekindling of old rivalries and new camaraderie,” she said.
DISQUALIFICATION JUSTIFIED High drama engulfed Caymanas Park yesterday after another major race this season when first-past-the-post FRANFIELD was disqualified in the 38th running of the Burger King Superstakes over 2000 metres and the race awarded to the 2-1 second favourite BIGDADDYKOOL. FRANFIELD, who won the race last year after surviving a stewards’ enquiry, was not so lucky this time around. Offering odds of 4-1, with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for trainer Richard Azan, FRANFIELD, who led under pressure from two-time winner TYPEWRITER (6-1) and 3-5 favourite SEEKING MY DREAM, under leading jockey Omar Walker, prevailed by a head from the stretch-running 3-y-o gelding BIGDADDYKOOL, ridden by champion apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes in a torrid last 100 metres duel. However, amid excitement and anticipation from the large crowd, the positions of the first two were reversed by the stewards, followed by ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM in third another four lengths away, after being forced to be switched to the inside a furlong out when mounting a challenge on the outside of FRANFIELD. The race brought back memories of this year’s Cal’s Jamaica Derby in June, which resulted in first-past-the-post FUTURE KING being disqualified and placed third and the race awarded to the third horse, ORPHEUS, also trained by Nunes. The second-generation trainer thought the decision to disqualify FRANFIELD was justified. “It was clear for everyone to see … Franfield drifted out repeatedly into Big Daddy throughout the last furlong and this was a clear case of intimidatory riding. This type of riding cannot be tolerated in a race with so much at stake, but I have no doubt that Bigdaddykool was the best horse in the race,” Nunes said. A 3-y-o bay gelding by Sorrentino out of Beware Baby, BIGDADDYKOOL Is owned by the Trinidadian Stephan Narinesingh and bred by HAM Stables Limited. He had previously won the Lotto Classic and St Leger and, according to Nunes, will now be prepared for the rich Diamond Mile on December 10. Meanwhile, it was a most eventful day at the track as the stewards disqualified all of three winners on the card, including A THOUSAND STARS (7-1) in the Coca Cola Invitational Mile. And top sprinter BUZZ NIGHTMARE, a 1-4 favourite, was beaten by his lesser fancied stable-companion CAMPESINO (6-1) in the Glen Mills O.J. Caribbean Sprint.
MOST READ “In an elite tournament lie this, there’s no such thing as an easy game,” Gilas coach Chot Reyes told international media, who were all wondering why the Filipinos came out flat for the second straight game since thumping host squad Chinese Taipei A on Sunday night.“They (Japanese) gave us everything we could handle,” Reyes said. “In the end, we were fortunate to pull it out.”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’Next up for the Filipinos will be South Korea at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.With a 3-1 record, the Filipinos are still in the hunt but would need to see Canada 150 lose at least one game to a foe that Gilas has defeated in order to forge a tie for first and win in the quotient. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds, with import Mike Myers having 17 and 17 as they formed a double-edged blade in the paint that the Japanese didn’t have an answer to all game long.“We needed a lot of focus and we weren’t able to execute that in the first half,” the 28-year-old Standhardinger, who is pondering on starting a PBA career when the team planes back home, said. “We had the urgency in the fourth period and got going on defense.”Matthew Wright was in twin digits for the third straight game with 15, with Kiefer Ravena and Jio Jalalon, Reyes’ point guards, shooting 11 each while combining for five assists and three steals.Represented here by its Under-24 squad, Japan was paced by the 22 points of forward Yusei Suguira.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation GILAS PILIPINAS 100 – Standhardinger 22, Myers 17, Wright 15, Ravena 11, Jalalon 11, Cruz 7, Pessumal 6, Pogoy 5, Paras 4, Tolomia 2, Belo 0, Gotladera 0.JAPAN 85 – Sugiura 22, Vendrame 12, Hiraiwa 12, Hara 12, Ando 11, Nomoto 9, Tawatari 5, Ikuhara 2, Sato 0, Taichi 0.Quarters: 19-16, 41-42, 66-66, 100-85.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Christian Standhardinger finishes off a fastbreak with a two-handed flush to highlight the telling 12-0 for Gilas in the fourth period.TAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas took quite a long time before getting its offense going fluidly on Tuesday afternoon and needed one big burst late in the fourth period to dust off Japan, 100-85, and win a third straight game in the Jones Cup Invitational at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.A 12-0 run was what the Filipinos needed as they were able to scoot away from a 73-72 game and leave the young Japanese behind that kept Gilas in the hunt for the title.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments NBA legend Julius Erving defends LeBron James’ NBA Finals record Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDon’t expect any reunion between Louie Alas and son Kevin at Phoenix in the PBA–at least not in the immediate future.Just minutes after the story broke that Alas would be taking the head coaching duties of the Fuel Masters, the soft-spoken former Alaska assistant said he would rather let Kevin spread his wings with the NLEX Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT “Likewise, I am sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially coach Alex, who has been very supportive and is a dear friend to me and my family.”Sources said Alas signed a three-year deal with Phoenix.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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lanete gets boost from starting gig, pounces on chance to make impact MOST READ The younger Alas has been entrusted with a major responsibility by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao and has responded with aplomb.“He’s doing good at NLEX,” Alas told the Inquirer from Hong Kong, where he was awaiting an 8 p.m. flight back to Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was earlier reported that Alas would replace Ariel Vanguardia, who reportedly resigned as Phoenix coach. Alas said his staff would be made up of Lyceum coach Topex Robinson and his former deputies at Letran, brother Mel and Kris Reyes.“I’m super excited to take on a head coaching position again as it will be a big challenge,” said Alas, who once coached Mobiline (now TNT) in the early 2000s. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Los Angeles Times, citing people familiar with the situation who weren’t authorized to speak publicly, reported that Caldwell-Pope missed the game in Cleveland because he had to return to California to begin an intensive 25-day probation program that includes travel restrictions.“We are pleased that Kentavious will now continue with his NBA season and move forward in a positive manner from this experience,” the player’s lawyer, Jeffrey Abood, said in a statement to ESPN.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 folkCaldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early March 29 in Auburn Hills, Michigan, after police say he was spotted going about 45 mph in a 25 mph zone. He was arrested after a field sobriety test. A further test showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent.Caldwell-Pope is averaging 14.2 points in 24 games for the Lakers this season. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. APEL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed the team’s loss Thursday night in Cleveland because of travel restrictions from his drunken driving arrest last season while with the Detroit Pistons.“This is a legal matter, stemming from an incident that occurred last season while Kentavious was a member of another NBA team,” the Lakers said Saturday in a statement The Los Angeles Lakers are abiding by the terms of a program for Kentavious that were established for him by a court in the state of Michigan. As such, we will have no further comment at this time.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ronaldo goal gives Real Madrid its 3rd Club World Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotshots buck Lee’s absence to beat KaTropa OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Aside from the missed free throws, we are doing things that we don’t usually do,” said Erram in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We were shooting from spots we shouldn’t be even standing in.”“There were players who were driving who usually don’t drive to the basket.”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 folkErram, who had a monster game of 14 points, 21 rebounds, and five blocks, became a glimmer of hope for Blackwater, but he wasn’t the lone bright spot for the Elite.Mac Belo and Mike Digregorio both finished with 15 points while Allein Maliksi and Roi Sumang had 10 points apiece. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Blackwater’s JP Erram. PBA IMAGESBlackwater is on a funk right now, having lost three straight games to fall to the second-worst record in the standings in the PBA Philippine Cup.After the Elite lost 88-84 to Alaska to slide to 2-4, it’s obvious that they have not been doing things the right way and center JP Erram knows exactly what’s wrong.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year And after being down 62-47 in the third, the Elite managed to go on a 21-8 run between the last two quarters to cut the lead to two, 70-68.Alaska, however, still held on to the lead after the Elite missed seven of its free throws in the fourth quarter.“We’re still on a positive spirit after the game,” said Erram. “Even though that was the performance we had, we still fought, we weren’t down big at the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
View comments Aldrech Ramos paced the Hotshots with 27 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raymond Almazan vs Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine raced to the top four of the standings after brushing off league-leader Magnolia, 101-95, in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Calasiao Sports Complex.The Elasto Painters are all alone at the no. 4 spot of with a 5-3 card while the Hotshots absorbed their second straight loss to drop to third seed at 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Rain or Shine, which never trailed for the full 48 minutes, asserted its dominance as early as the second quarter going on a 16-4 run to end the first half with a 47-35 lead. Ed Daquioag gave the Elasto Painters their biggest lead of the game at 21 points, 67-46, after he converted on a three-point play with 5:41 left in the third quarter.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 folkRaymond Almazan led Rain or Shine with 23 points, six rebounds, and three blocks while James Yap, one of biggest stars of the Magnolia franchise, added 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Elasto Painters.Gabe Norwood and Maverick Ahanmisi both had 12 points for Rain or Shine while also grabbing a combined 15 rebounds. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Cobb stars as La Salle halts late UP rally to stay unbeaten