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Co-captain Asafa Powell looking to lead Jamaica team by example

first_img Powell then weighed in on the make-up of the 53-member team, pointing to its diversity and hailing the treatment received at their training camp in Tottori, Japan. “The team is not necessarily the strongest we have had, but it’s pretty strong all around, and not only for sprinting, but also in the field events and in the middle-distance events. Everyone’s attitude is great, and that makes a huge difference in performance as well,” said Powell. “The experience in Tottori has been very good; we have gotten the chance to focus on training. The team spirit is very good; everyone seems to be getting along quite fine, even those who didn’t use to talk much. Everyone seems to be happy and in good shape,” Powell noted. He added: “The people in Tottori have gone all out to ensure that we are happy, and they really seem to love Jamaicans here.” Jamaica ended the last World Championships with nine medals – six gold, two silver and one bronze. diverse team Newly appointed co-captain, Asafa Powell, says he is honoured with the appointment and is looking to lead by example at the fast-approaching IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Powell, now in his 12th year as a senior international representative for the island, received his first team captaincy, along with another veteran, Veronica Campbell-Brown, ahead of the August 22-30 championships, which takes place inside the Bird’s Nest. “Being selected as team captain is a real honour for me,” Powell told The Gleaner. “I appreciate and thank the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association for choosing me to co-captain along with Veronica Campbell-Brown, who I have a great deal of respect for.” Powell, a two-time bronze-medal winner at the World Championships, admitted that he believed his experience and relationship with his teammates played a role in his selection. “My aim, with or without the captaincy, is to lead by example, to work hard and to give my all. As it relates to the younger athletes, showing them what it takes can speak louder than any words you can say, but I have always been there if they need to talk or if they need advice, and I will continue to be there long after this training camp or the World Championships itself,” said Powell. “I do get along with everyone, and I have been there for the last 12 years, so I have seen a lot of meets, and those things may have contributed (to selection).”last_img read more

Big run expected from Little Rhea

first_imgFollowing her fast-finishing second to RASHAIDA over the straight-five course on August 15, LITTLE RHEA is expected to come into her own and win today’s feature race over 1300 metres for the Henry George Harrison Sr Memorial Cup at Caymanas Park.The race, run in memory of the late trainer Henry ‘Rigg’ Harrison, is confined to native-bred four-year-olds and up, non-winners of two.Trained by Ryan Darby, LITTLE RHEA caught the eye at long odds in her previous race, when closing rapidly for second, a length adrift of RASHAIDA. With that performance under her girth, she will be among the fancied runners in the nine-horse field, which includes BATTLE SONG, who was only a length and a quarter behind her in fourth that day.Both horses should come in for a lot of support, along with the recent course winner, ROYAL GIRL, and UNCLE CHUBBY. But with LITTLE RHEA having advertised her well-being, the 4-y-o filly by War Marshall out of Princess Akeem, owned and bred by Phillip Azar, is ready to deliver with Kerry-Gayl Robinson again in the saddle.True, she is without a victory in 10 races this season. But she has the ability to beat non-winners of two, based on her short-head second to SHEER MADNESS over 1100 metres back in January, leaving some decent horses such as GLORIOUS CAUSE and FIFTYONESTORM behind.LITTLE RHEA is expected to sit off the early pace, which will likely be set by the speedy ROYAL GIRL, with former champion Wesley Henry aboard, and BATTLE SONG, with in-form Aaron Chatrie aboard. The Victor Williams-trained BATTLE SONG should prove the stronger of the two pacesetters leaving the furlong pole, but by then, LITTLE RHEA will be finding her best strides. She should outfinish BATTLE SONG in the last 100 metres for the victory.Other firm fancies on the nine-race programme are PROLIFIC PRINCESS to go one better in the first race for maiden three-year-olds, down-in-class FRANKENSTORM in the second, as well as HOLOGRAM SHADOW in the third, NATASHADONTPLAY in the knotty-looking fifth race over 1500 metres and PRINCESS SALLEMA in the closing race.last_img read more

Breaching security for a selfie

first_imgThere was more drama after Usain Bolt’s 200m victory inside the Bird’s Nest than there was during the actual race!It must be hard being Bolt.First, you have to run to save your sport – if you subscribe to the BBC commentary on his rivalry with Justin Gatlin, who was twice banned for drugs.Then he got run over by a cameraman on a Segway.After that, a kid breaches security, races over to Bolt showing some impressive speed, just so he can get a selfie with the sprinting superstar.I hope for his sake that the selfie was worth it, because what I’m sure was not seen on the international broadcast, was the brute force that was applied when the security personnel finally got hands on him. It was clearly lost on them that this was a child. At least to us in the media tribune, he didn’t look a day over 15.Now I know that these sorts of security breaches must be dealt with seriously, after all, it could have been someone with a far more sinister intent, but there must be some room for discretion and a full understanding of the situation. You wouldn’t be wrong in asking if the kid was a terrorist. At one point, I was expecting to see helicopters hovering above and heavily armed men jumping out of them onto the Bird’s Nest track.Anyway, congratulations to Usain Bolt and Shericka Jackson on their medals. I’ve been writing for weeks that Bolt was back to or near his best so there’s no surprise in what he has done here, but I really only started to look at Shericka as a medal prospect after the semi-finals. She showed tremendous maturity to execute what was an amazing race, especially for someone who doesn’t like the event!Side note.I’ve realised that Jamaican journalists are a perfect microcosm of certain elements of Jamaican society.For instance, they really cannot be anywhere without everybody else knowing. Jamaicans are loud.Jamaicans make fun of everything and love a good laugh. It’s always a trip inside the Mixed Zone when we all gather from our various stations to chat to the athletes.Jamaicans are very territorial. There’s somewhat of a ‘Jamaican corner’ in the Mixed Zone. The Mixed Zone marshals refer to it as such, the other journalists refer to it as such, even when we move, the athletes seem confused and refer to it as such.When people see the Jamaicans in the Mixed Zone, they typically slide over and free up the ‘Jamaican corner.’ You know, a little order goes a far way.last_img read more

ASTON VILLA VS TOTTENHAM

first_imgVILLA (5-3-2)GUZAN,HUTTON, RICHARDS, LESCOTT, CLARK,DISSOKHO,VERETOUT, WESTWOOD, GANA,AGBONLAHOR, AYEWKANE,LAMELA, ALLI ERIKSEN,DIER, DEMBELE,ROSE, WIMMER, ALDERWEIRELD, WALKER,LLORISSPURS (4-2-3-1)Aston Villa have just 16 points from 29 games. Only two teams in Barclays Premier League history have had fewer than 16 points after 29 games (Sunderland in 2005-06 and Derby in 2007-08 – both 10).Villa have lost six of their last seven league games, including the last four. In that quartet of defeats, they have conceded 15 goals. Indeed, at Villa Park, they have won two and eight, both worse records in the division. Their goals for, 11, is the lowest, while their goals conceded, 23, is the highest. By contrast, Spurs have won seven away games, the joint second highest, and lost just twice.After winning six games in a row in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur have taken one point from their last two games, the defeat at West Ham and last Saturday’s dramatic 2-2 draw at home to neighbours and arch-enemies Arsenal.They remain in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester City, and can reduce that gap to two points as their rivals do not play until Monday night.Spurs would be top now had they not drawn so many games; no fewer than 10 of their 29 games have ended in stalemates.They beat Villa 3-1 in November at White Hart Lane but in this game last season Villa won 1-0 despite finishing with 10 men.Villa test Jack Grealish but are still without Libor Kozak, Jordan Amavi, Carlos Sanchez and Adama Traore. Spurs, meanwhile, test Danny Rose but Jan Vertonghen is out.last_img read more

Milex Eaglets soar in KPMG Squash

first_imgKINGSTON: The Milex Eaglets ended the Cinderella run of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) when they beat the army men 2-1 to win the 2017 KPMG Squash League which wrapped up at the Liguanea Club on Wednesday night. The Eaglets were unexpected finalists after battling through the early rounds of the competition.  In contrast, JDF blew through the field, blasting into the finals without losing a match. Undaunted by the odds against his team, Eaglets’ captain, All Jamaica Under-19 champion Tahjia Lumley, kept a cool head to beat Gatasheu Bonner 3-1 in the first match of the finals.  After winning the first two games of the match, Lumley was stunned when Bonner rebounded to win the third game.  However, the youngster regained his form to claim a 21-19, 21-18, 5-21, 21-19 victory over Bonner.  The win gave the Eaglets the statistical and psychological advantage and Shane Slater followed in his captain’s footsteps to defeat Darrian Barrant 21-20, 21-18, 21-18 and take the Eaglets to their first championship.  Although the final match could not affect the ultimate result, the JDF took the opportunity to stave off a sweep, when Mark Gray beat Adam Sykes 17-21, 21-15, 21-17. Reflecting on the Eaglet’s victory, Lumley said: “I am very happy the team pulled through. We knew it would be hard against JDF because they haven’t lost a match throughout the league; so as team captain I knew I had to play my best to win the first match and see if it would lift the confidence of my team members and it did.” It wasn’t a total loss for the JDF as Darrian Barrant received the award for most improved player.  Screaming Eagles placed third when they beat Goliath 2-1 in a playoff. Rajeev Venugopal put the Eagles ahead when he defeated Fritzroy Smith 21-10, 21-11, 21-23, 21-20.  Then, Goliath managed to pull even when Dave Morrison beat Shane Murray 21-13, 21-15, 17-21, 21-13. However, Goliath then had to give the Eagles a walkover which handed them the victory. Managing partner for KPMG in Jamaica, Tarun Handa, said his company was pleased to have sponsored yet another successful tournament.  “This tournament gets bigger and better every year and this time around the players really challenged themselves and gave us excellent squash,” he said. “I was very impressed with the JDF who played well consistently throughout the tournament but the Eaglets really came on strong in the final and played their best squash when it mattered the most,” he added.last_img read more

Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission Mom Judy Murray approves:That’s my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017Despite the lack of recognition of their achievements, American female tennis players outperform American men in world rankings. In general, women in professional sports still receive less media coverage than their male counterparts.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITWhen top-ranked Brit Andy Murray faced reporters after losing to American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he still had his priorities straight.The reporter starts, “Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009…”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “Male player,” says Murray.“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter responds, though Murray is far from amused.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’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sir Andrew Murray is NOT amused with your casual sexism! #wimbledon pic.twitter.com/a6pTpHCFSr— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 12, 2017 This is not Murray’s first time to interject a reporter for an oversight, and probably not his last either. In the 2016 Olympics, he corrected BBC reporter John Inverdale who congratulated him for being the first to win two gold medals in tennis.“Venus [Williams] and Serena [Williams] have won four each,” he said.My favorite genre is Murray doing this to reporters pic.twitter.com/CKs8HS0Fn7— Ashley (@ashcech) July 12, 2017While his chance of winning this year’s Wimbledon is gone, the Glasgow-born athlete is still ace in other aspects. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Murray refuses to blame injury for Wimbledon heartbreakMurray at world number one — how Twitter reacted LeBron-invested pizza place becomes fastest growing chain in US LATEST STORIES MOST READ Senate panel cites 3 BuCor officials in contempt PLAY LIST 02:55Senate panel cites 3 BuCor officials in contempt00:50Trending Articles01:21Dela Rosa on convicts’ early release: Why blame us?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 respitelast_img read more

Stallion Laguna, JPV continue surge

first_imgLATEST STORIES Fitch Arboleda also found the back of the net for coach Ernie Nierras’ side, which improved to 23 points after picking up its sixth win.Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, JPV Marikina leaned on a Masaki Yanagawa strike to subdue Kaya Makati, 1-0, and move up to fourth spot.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 JPV’s eighth win in 18 matches as the Marikina side hiked its tally to 27 points, two ahead of Ceres-Negros, which has only played 12 matches so far this season due to its AFC Cup campaign.Yanagawa stabbed home a corner kick in the 34th minute for the only goal of the match. Jess Melliza knocked in four goals as Stallion Laguna continued its midseason run with a 5-0 demolition of Ilocos United on Sunday in the Philippines Football League at Biñan Football Stadium.Determined to catch up with the leaders after a sputtering start to the season, Stallion once again turned to the in-form Melliza to overcome an Ilocos side that remained winless in 18 matches this season. Melliza now has 12 goals this season.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 NCAA postpones games anew due to bad weather Meanwhile, Global Cebu denied the Davao Aguilas of a first win, after coming away with a 2-2 draw at Davao Sports Complex in Tagum City on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settledcenter_img MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NLEX eyes QF bonus

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 A costly, catty dispute finally settled Alex Mallari is among the newcomers who have taken the lead for NLEX’s turnaround this season. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Yeng Guiao hasn’t had this kind of a view for quite a while.The NLEX coach is looking down on almost everyone for the first time this PBA season, and the Road Warriors take the first of two shots to nail down a big quarterfinal advantage in the Governors’ Cup with a win over TNT KaTropa Wednesday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Weather permitting, tip off is at 7 p.m. and Guiao knows exactly what’s in store for his Road Warriors if they win.“That’s the good thing with our situation right now—we know what we need to do to get a top four slot,” Guiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Texters, meanwhile, will play for the first time in eight years with Ranidel de Ocampo no longer part of the squad after dealing the veteran forward to Meralco in a trade that also involved Phoenix.TNT got Justin Chua, who Meralco first shipped to the Fuel Masters. Can Pacquiao wangle a rematch now? Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Winning start View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ NLEX is tied for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra at 7-2 and Guiao had said that he thinks the magic number for a top four slot—and a twice-to-beat privilege—would be eight wins.“It will be tough. But who knows? We could get lucky again in one of our last two games,” he said.Aaron Fuller has proven to be exactly what the doctor has ordered to resuscitate NLEX. Then there’s Guiao’s genius of tweaking the local lineup to get the players he wants.“I think the players just jelled earlier than I anticipated,” Guiao said as Larry Fonacier, JR Quiñahan and Alex Mallari have come to fore and are immediately playing with impact for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Antetokounmpo scores 32 to help Bucks breeze past Kings

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd talks with Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as he walks off the court during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t the least bit surprised that Milwaukee’s most lopsided win of the season coincided with one of the Bucks’ best defensive games.The NBA’s most improved player last year also issued a warning of sorts to his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Milwaukee has won three straight against Sacramento.The Bucks were crisp early, but they didn’t pull away until a 20-3 run midway through the second quarter. Bledsoe scored 11 during the run, and Middleton made two free throws to put Milwaukee up 61-34 at halftime.Garrett Temple scored 18 for the Kings, and Buddy Hield added 13 points. Willie Cauley-Stein had 10 points and 10 rebounds.Sacramento came out flat and never recovered, one day after rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Golden State Warriors.Even after Jason Kidd emptied his bench in the fourth quarter, Sacramento struggled to get the lead under 30.The Kings committed 11 turnovers in the first half and repeatedly allowed Antetokounmpo to get into the paint for easy buckets.“That was not a game,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We struggled right from the jump. They are extremely athletic and they gave us problems with their length, and they made shots tonight.”Jason Terry, who spent a few brief moments with the Kings in 2014 before being traded to Houston, was booed every time he touched the ball. He made a 3-pointer that put the Bucks up 92-56.TIP-INSBucks: Middleton was a game-time decision because of illness. … Antetokounmpo ‘s 3-pointer was only his second make from beyond the arc in the past nine games. … John Henson was charged with a technical foul after hanging onto the rim following a dunk in the first quarter. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon arrested on suspicion of robbery Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “We can’t hide now,” Antetokounmpo said after scoring 19 of his 32 points in the third quarter ofMillwaukee’s 112-87 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. “We did it today, we played really hard defensively so we have to keep doing that. No excuses as a team.”The Bucks have been erratic at times on both ends of the court this season and had dropped three of four before jumping on the Kings early.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee coach Jason Kidd credited his team’s defense but also praised the offense. The Bucks shot 59 percent with 26 assists.“There was nothing that was forced,” Kidd said. “The ball moved, we didn’t hold it, we didn’t back down, we didn’t dribble 10 times to take a shot. Our guys trusted one another.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Kings: Sacramento missed seven of its first 12 free-throw attempts. … The Kings are 0-4 on the second night of back-to-backs. … Rookie De’Aaron Fox shot 2 of 10 and missed all three of his 3-point attempts.GETTING A RESTThe Bucks most lopsided win since beating Washington 123-96 on Dec. 23, 2016 allowed Kidd to get most of his starters plenty of rest. Tony Snell logged 29 minutes while Antetokounmpo played 26 and Middleton played 23. “It’s always good to see Giannis not at 38 and Khris at 40 or even Tony at 40,” Kidd said. “The guys were really professional, took care of business.”DEFENSIVE BREAKDOWNWhile Milwaukee was celebrating its defensive effort, Sacramento was grumbling about its defense which allowed the Bucks multiple uncontested shots. “We didn’t do the things we needed to do to make it a close game,” Kings guard Frank Mason said. “They got anywhere they wanted on the court, a lot of easy lay-ups, uncontested shots, things like that.”UP NEXTBucks: Play at Portland on Thursday.Kings: Begin a four-game road trip against Chicago on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eric Bledsoe had 21 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Bucks, who won for the second time in five games. Khris Middleton scored 12 points.Milwaukee led by as many as 36 and won despite not scoring a second-chance point.Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the first quarter, but was at his best coming out of halftime. He went 6 for 8 from the field in the third, including a rare 3-pointer.It was Antetokounmpo’s eighth 30-point game this season.“When the ball moves everybody’s got energy,” Antetokounmpo said. “Whenever we move the ball like that as a team it’s easy to find one another. It looks good and that’s what we have to keep doing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ateneo not done, wants more titles

first_imgONE: Filipino fighter Catalan loses in 1st round to Thai foe Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Go’s statements, weren’t thrown to the wind though with head coach Tab Baldwin giving a more detailed, although metaphorical, answer.“We managed to climb the mountain and now we stand on the plateau,” said Baldwin. “When we look up we see another peak and that’s where we’re headed.”Of Atenoe’s roster, only Chibueze Ikeh, Kris Porter, and captain Vince Tolentino will be graduating.And the Blue Eagles’ Season 80 triumph was the parting gift Baldwin and the remaining Blue Eagles gave the trio in their farewell.“We want to enjoy this plateau, enjoy the view here, look at one another in the eye, and have that knowledge that each and every one of us played a great part in this,” said Baldwin.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “This season’s been one hell of a ride for this band of brothers, we feel we accomplished something, but we’re not satisfied with that,” said Ateneo Isaac Go, who emerged as one of the team’s go-to guys down the stretch in Season 80, Saturday.Go hit the title-clinching 3-pointer that put Ateneo up 85-80 with 24.7 seconds left in Game 3 of the Season 80 Finals against La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseAteneo eventually closed the game out, 88-86, to claim its ninth seniors’ basketball title, its first since winning five straight from 2008 until 2012.“We want another one next year and hopefully we can start, or top, the five-peat.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinning a championship brings forth one of the biggest responsibilities in all sports, and that is defending that all-important piece of hardware.For Ateneo, though, defending its UAAP championship is just a mere piece of the puzzle.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more