Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

first_img Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said. Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. BETTER PLAYlast_img read more

NBA champions Metta World Peace, Bill Wennington visit Manny Pacquiao

first_imgNBA champion Metta World Peace, right, and son Jeron pose for a picture with Manny Pacquiao. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTwo NBA champions took the time to drop by Manny Pacquiao’s lavish Los Angeles residence Monday (Manila time).Bill Wennington, a three-time champion with the Chicago Bulls, and Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, who won a crown with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010, were the Filipino boxing legend’s latest celebrity visitors.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES No more games on South Korean TV: Streaming services replacing TVs in sports broadcasts Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLast week another NBA champion in Michael Cooper, a five-time champion with the Lakers, who  went to Pacquiao’s home.Decorated MMA star Cris Cyborg had also visited Pacquiao earlier this month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 40-year-old Pacquiao, the WBA welterweight champion, is defending his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas.World Peace, an NBA All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, was with his son Jeron, whose mother Jennifer Ruth Uy Palma is a Filipino. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READlast_img read more

Warriors Get Record-Tying 72nd

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades.Now, they’re one victory away from topping Michael Jordan and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday night for their 72nd victory, tying Jordan’s Bulls for the season record.“We can get to 73,” forward Draymond Green said. “That’s the significance for me of 72.” The defending champions will finish the regular season at home against Memphis on April 13.“Obviously, we’re in the moment, enjoying the ride,” Curry said. “The goal is to win a championship. That’s the goal. But we put ourselves in a great position to end the season with a win and do something no team has done in the history. That’s an amazing accomplishment.”The Warriors got No. 72 by doing what nobody else had this season — beating the Spurs in San Antonio.The Spurs had won 48 consecutive regular-season games at home, including an NBA-record 39 straight to this season. Golden State also ended a 33-game skid in San Antonio that dated to 1997.“Definitely sweet because we broke the streak,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “That’s all the media would talk about for the last few years. It’s tough to win here. It definitely was huge for us.”San Antonio sat Tim Duncan for rest and was without an injured Boris Diaw. It had not lost at home since March 2015. The Spurs also fell to Golden State on April 7 in Oakland, 112-101.The Warriors dominated the fourth quarter in taking the season series 3-1. Curry controlled the action with a series of layups when San Antonio’s defense attempted to run him off the 3-point line.“They just exploded,” Spurs forward David West said. “Steph just took over the game. We weren’t able to get to him, keep bodies in front of him.” Curry had 20 points in the second half.In their lone victory over Golden State this season, San Antonio managed to slow down the game. The Spurs tried to match the Warriors’ pace April 10 though, leading to a tense and at times sloppy game.LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points to lead the Spurs, who have lost three straight for the first time this season. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points but shot 7-for-22 while continually being harried by Green.Green got a technical for charging directly toward Monty McCutcheon at the scorer’s table after the official ruled he fouled Leonard in the first half.With Andrew Bogut screaming from the Warriors’ bench for teammates to grab Green, the energetic forward followed McCutcheon across the court to continue his argument. A second technical was not issued.Green finished with 11 points, and Thompson added 14 for Golden State.(RAUL DOMINGUEZ)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more