NEW YORK (AP):He’s a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar winner, a crazy New York sports fan, and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshall of the New York City Marathon.”It’s gonna be a great day in my life,” Lee said in an interview about his new title. “All those runners, coming from all over the world to New York? It’s gonna be a fun time.”Lee, 58, is known as one of his hometown’s great boosters, and so it’s apt that he becomes the first New Yorker to get the title of grand marshall.He’s also only the third person in the race’s 45-year history to have it, race officials said, after Czech running star Emil Zatopek in 1979 and Grete Waitz of Norway – winner of a record nine titles, who died in 2011 – in 2003.”When we looked at having a grand marshall for this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, we envisioned someone the world would immediately recognise as a sports enthusiast and quintessential New Yorker, and Spike was the perfect fit,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of the New York Road Runners, in a statement.Lee professes to having no idea why he was chosen for the honour, but notes he’s a lifelong fan of the race, which takes place this year on November 1.”When I was in college at Morehouse in Atlanta, this was really my New York fix, watching the marathon,” he said. “Because I will go to my grave, you know – hopefully, no time soon – saying that New York City is the greatest city on God’s planet! And I think the marathon is a big demonstration of that, people coming from all over the world, to do their best. There’s no better city in the world to do that than New York City.”An added bonus for Lee: The race goes through the Fort Greene neighbourhood in Brooklyn, where he grew up and where his film company’s office is now. He used to put his kids in their strollers and greet the runners. As part of his race duties, he’ll ride the 26.2-mile route in the grand marshall’s car.Lee is known as one of New York’s most avid sports fans for his die-hard support of the New York Knicks and also the Yankees.
WESTERN BUREAU:Linnell McLean, president of the Trelawny Football Association, said he is anticipating a great season of football in his parish, following Sunday’s final of the President’s Cup, which Coopers Pen won in convincing fashion – 4-2 over Harmony FC – at the Elleston Wakeland Centre.”Of course, the most important result we hope for at the end of this season of football in Trelawny is for our clubs to feature significantly in the confederation’s Super League and, of course, stake a claim for a spot in the Premier League,” McLean said.”That would be the greatest of all coming out of this pending season,” he reiterated.The parish has not produced a Premier League club since the high-flying act of Village United, which ended in relegation at the end of the 2011-12 season.With the likes of Clark’s Town (Trelawny Major League champions) gaining promotion to the Western Confederation Super League, and with Coopers Pen, Duanvale and Baca Star also in the mix, McLean is hopeful.upward trend”These clubs are on an upward trend over the last couple of seasons and all indications are that this will continue. It can only augur well for football in this parish as we try to improve all aspects of the game here,” noted McLean, “[and] that they get all available support to grow and become better.”Two of the most critical areas for such development are quality of playing surfaces and the number of young players coming through the ranks.The long-serving president believes that once these areas are addressed, it would make it easier for clubs to begin challenging the other dominant parishes for spots in the bigger, more lucrative leagues.Part of the plan, according to McLean, is to drive derbies and rivalries to their maximum, in order to stimulate interest and garner muchneeded sponsorship.”It’s on these platforms that we must build. Trelawny football is not the worst of the western parishes, neither do we boast of being the best, because we have some ways to go on that note. But I think we can get there,” reasoned McLean.On Sunday, McLean presented the winning team, Coopers Pen, with the President’s Cup, the symbol of the opening of the football season in Trelawny.The win was made possible thanks to a double strike from Christopher Noble in the 22nd and 31st minutes, plus goals from Shaunavan McKenzie, who netted the opener in the sixth, and AndrÈ Palmer, who scored in the 79th minute.Shaquelle Reid and Ricardo Reid (no relation) scored for Harmony, which ended with 10 players after O’Shane Stewart was shown a red card.
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It was Usain Bolt unlike he has ever been seen before on the track — taking part in a mixed 4×100-metre relay. The first edition of the Nitro Athletics series at Lakeside Stadium saw the Bolt All-Stars winning the night, with Australia claiming second in the six-team event on Saturday. Bolt lined up in the second leg of the mixed relay against three other men and two female sprinters — Mariko Nagano from Japan and 16-year-old Riley Day of Australia. With fellow Jamaican and former world record holder Asafa Powell running the opening leg for the All-Stars, Bolt was always going to get the baton in first place. The gap was much bigger by the time Bolt handed off to Jenna Prandini, although Day was also impressive. But Bolt and his team easily won the event. Bolt, the eight-time Olympic champion, has committed to competing in all three Nitro events over an eight-day period in Melbourne. The meet continues on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 at the same stadium. Also in the field are Bolt’s fellow Jamaican sprinter Michael Frater, Rio de Janeiro Olympics 400-meter hurdles champion Kerron Clement and American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson. Teams from Australia, England, China, Japan and New Zealand, composed of 12 men and 12 women, are also competing in the meet. Events include the mixed medley relays, sprints over 60 and 200 metres, the long jump and the elimination mile, where at the end of the first, second and third laps, the last-place runner is eliminated.
“No, no, no, I still have to do a lot of 800s,” he insisted. “Hopefully, they send me to the World Relays this year for the 4×8,” he projected. “But I have a couple of 800s to run at the All-Comers meets.” Those events are scheduled for May and June in the weeks leading up to the National Senior Championships. “The 400 hurdles is the main focus for this season,” said the former University of the West Indies star, “but the 800m is still in the mix.” Asked what event was his priority, he responded: “If I may say, I do prefer running the hurdles than the 800m right now.” Noting respectfully that Jamaica’s top 400m hurdlers now include Olympic finalist Annsert Whyte and two-time World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde, he said: “I have something that they don’t have, 1.47 going 800.” His best time in the 800m is 1:47.30. “We’re all in the mix going 400m which is 46-mid so right now,” he continued. “It’s just for me to perfect the technique and I’ll be right there with them.” Hibbert’s foray into the 400m hurdles continues this Saturday at the UTech Classic. MORE 800S TO RUN Jowayne Hibbert, Jamaica’s reigning 800 metre champion, is trying something new. Hibbert is experimenting with the 400 metres hurdles this season, and the early results have encouraged him. The former Kingston College athlete says his 800m strength is an asset to him in his new venture. “My coach, Mr Fitz Coleman, and I sat down and we thought about giving the 400 metre hurdles a chance this season,” Hibbert said during last week’s Inter-Collegiate Track and Field Championships. His two attempts at the event have yielded times of 52.33 and 51.99 seconds respectively. “It’s been going good so far,” he said. “I’m catching the technique,” he assessed. “I already have the strength and I have the basic speed for it,” Hibbert listed, “So it only gets better from here.” The 2012 and 2013, 2015 Inter-Collegiate 800m champion isn’t dropping the two-lap run completely.
“Yes, for all intents and purposes, it will be his biggest test,” Victolero said “In that game, we will see how far he can carry us. But right now, I think he (Hill) is still OK for the team.”Ginebra is tall, beefy and can be as physical as any team in the conference, and coach Tim Cone has been known to take advantage of the weaknesses of his opponents.Meanwhile, Larry Fonacier, in just his third game reunited with coach Yeng Guiao at NLEX, was named the PBA Press Corps’ Player of the Week for the period covering Aug. 21 to 27.Fonacier scored 16 points and had four rebounds to help the Road Warriors clip San Miguel, 103-100, also on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Malcolm Hill has been scoring well, but in an 88-92 loss to the Elasto Painters in a game that was physical, to say the least, all the kinks in the young former Illinois star’s armor surfaced.After the loss, coach Chito Victolero said Hill, who is in his first professional stint and is fresh out of college, is “still OK as far as I am concerned.”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’Hill fired 28 points and had 20 rebounds against the Painters, but clearly doesn’t have the physical strength to go up against the likes of powerhouse teams’ imports like San Miguel’s Wendell McKines, Barangay Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and Meralco’s Allen Durham.Victolero admitted that Hill will be put to a test, that would more or less determine whether he stays or goes, when the Hotshots clash with the Gin Kings this Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Star, a legitimate threat to San Miguel Beer’s Grand Slam chase took a major hit on Sunday night, when the Hotshots saw a four-game winning streak in the PBA Governors’ Cup come to a screeching halt against Rain or Shine.After the Hotshots paraded the menacing and dominating Ricardo Ratliffe to take the Beermen to the distance in the Commissioner’s Cup’s Final Four, Star was expected to tap a reinforcement of equal—if not better—talent to prepare for San Miguel in the season-closing conference.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 Team PH girds for ‘Aftermath Games’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Alab Pilipinas to get veteran boost from import Reggie Okosa View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines just found another cause for celebration when swingman Rob Ricafort secured one more judicial victory regarding his eligibility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol said Ricafort got a preliminary injunction, extending the restraining order against his ineligibility and allowing him to play for UP for the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Ricafort earlier secured a TRO from Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19, which had a 20-day lifespan, back in September 22.Since then, UP has gone 2-4, with Ricafort playing in the Fighting Maroons’ 98-87 victory over defending champion De La Salle in the first round.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“Rob was there when the decision was read and he was obviously happy,” said Perasol in a text message. “We’re happy of course for Rob and as a team, we’d been hoping that everything works out fine with his decision to seek relief from the courts.”The court decision allows Ricafort to participate in all of UP’s activities in the UAAP for an indefinite time until the court hears the case anew. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
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OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jarell Eddie defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, showing off a spectacular array of big shots and slick passes.And if Boston’s Marcus Smart hadn’t missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, it still wouldn’t have been enough for a win because the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t hit their free throws down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Kuzma hit five 3-pointers and dominated down the stretch, yet Los Angeles nearly gave it away by missing 10 of its 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, including four in the final 20 seconds. The Lakers are the NBA’s worst team at the free-throw line and also at the 3-point line, where Kuzma’s teammates were a combined 2 for 19 — which made this win all the more improbable to coach Luke Walton.“I have confidence that those guys that missed them tonight will make them in the future,” Walton said. “But hopefully we can remedy that sooner rather than later.”Kyrie Irving scored 33 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who opened a four-game road trip by extending their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Smart added 22 points and led the Celtics back.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed two free throws for Los Angeles with 5.7 seconds left, but Smart’s final miss over Caldwell-Pope’s defense allowed Los Angeles to snap a four-game losing streak against Boston.“It was a great game for us to learn from,” Irving said. “Minor details, you know? Getting offensive rebounds and blocking out. Taking opportunities to force them into tough shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Irving led the Celtics back within two points late, but Kuzma and Julius Randle came up with big baskets on offensive rebounds. Smart then hit two free throws for Boston with 19.2 seconds left after Josh Hart missed two for LA, trimming the lead to 106-105.Clarkson hit two free throws, and Terry Rozier hit a twisting layup with seven seconds left before Caldwell-Pope’s misses.TIP-INSCeltics: Al Horford returned with 13 points and 12 rebounds after missing the last game in the concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the head. … Boston beat the Lakers 107-96 on Nov. 8.Lakers: Caldwell-Pope (right heel) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) played after being questionable before game time. Ingram had seven points on 2-for-11 shooting. … Kuzma has 15 20-point games this season, the most by a Lakers rookie since Eddie George in 1995. … Fans near courtside included Ryan Leaf, Dodgers stars Kenley Jansen and Yasiel Puig, and comedian Nick Kroll.HAYWARD HEREGordon Hayward was with the Celtics after traveling to Los Angeles last week. He will stay in town for the next 7-10 days to continue his rehabilitation from his horrifying left ankle injury just five minutes into the season. Boston coach Brad Stevens said the move is designed “just to mix it up” during Hayward’s extensive rehab, which is still proceeding on schedule. Stevens said Hayward could begin traveling with the team full-time by early March as he continues to work toward a return. Until then, he’ll watch practice from the sidelines while staying as stationary as possible. “He’s a really good spot-up shooter,” Stevens said with a grin.KUZMAGICKuzma, the Lakers’ impressive rookie forward from Utah, had his best offensive game since Christmas. He put the Lakers ahead during a 3 ½-minute stretch of the fourth quarter with 13 points and a behind-the-back assist to Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk that brought Staples Center to its feet. He added four rebounds and three assists without and turnover and did it all in less than 27 minutes of play. “His fourth quarter was incredible,” Walton said.BALL OUTLonzo Ball missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore left knee for the Lakers, but they’ve developed a solid offensive approach in the absence of the rookie point guard. Replacements Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso contributed little offensively, but Clarkson had another outstanding playmaking game, and Randle contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Stay in LA to face the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night.Lakers: At the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to open a five-game road trip. LA plays 11 of its next 14 on the road. 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It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX outsteadied Magnolia down the stretch to win 88-87 in a highly intense Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Rookie Kiefer Ravena made big plays in crunch time, setting up Alex Mallari for the go-ahead 3-pointer, 86-84, before securing a crucial rebound and sinking two free throws in the final 14.4 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ravena scored 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter but he wasn’t the lone hero for the Road Warriors when it mattered most.Veteran guard Cyrus Baguio also thrived in the clutch, scoring eight of his 17 points while Mallari finished with 14 points against his former team where he won four championship including a Grand Slam in 2014.NLEX hit big shots and locked down on defense as well, limiting Paul Lee, who only had eight points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field and five turnovers in close to 27 minutes of action.Lee, whom Guiao called as the Road Warriors’ “biggest problem” heading into the best-of-seven semis, was held scoreless in the first half.With Lee in check, Ian Sangalang and PJ Simon carried the Hotshots on the offensive end with 21 and 20 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT He also had a key steal after the Road Warriors threw away a crucial inbound less than five ticks to go that preserved the victory.“As I said before this game, we’re just in this for the ride. We’re enjoying our adventure. This is an adventure for us,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. “As a team, it’s the first time we made the semifinals. We’re like gatecrashers here in the semis. We weren’t invited but we’re still here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We knew coming into this game that it would be a defensive matchup so we had to fine-tune our execution and we really worked hard on our execution,” added Guiao, whose team committed only 13 turnovers while forcing the Hotshots to commit 22.Game 2 is on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The offense picked up in the third quarter after both teams combined for only 59 points in the first half with NLEX leading, 32-27.RELATED VIDEO Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Pingris stretchered off after hurting left knee