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Real Gold haharurutin ang 2nd Leg ng ‘Triple Crown’

NAKATUTOK ang mga connection ng kabayong Real Gold sa pagsilo ng 2019 PHILRACOM “2nd Leg ng Triple Crown Stakes Race” na pasisibatin sa darating na Linggo sa Santa Ana Park sa Naic, Cavite.The post Real Gold haharurutin ang 2nd Leg ng ‘Triple Crown’ appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJun 19th, 2019

Real Gold wins Triple Crown third leg in runaway fashion

Real Gold got back at its second-leg conqueror Boss Emong in winning the third leg of the 2019 Philippine Racing Commission’s Triple Crown series in a thrilling night race before an enthusiastic Sunday crowd at the MetroTurf Racing Complex in Malvar, Batangas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

Real Gold pusoy sa mga tipster

PUSOY sa mga karera tipster ng programa si Real Gold kaya tiyak na siya pa rin ang liyamado pag-arangkada ng 2019 PHILRACOM 3rd Leg Triple Crown series ngayong gabi sa Metro Turf sa Malvar-Tanauan City, Batangas.The post Real Gold pusoy sa mga tipster appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

Boss Emong rules Triple Crown 2nd leg with authority

Boss Emong showed the field who’s the boss, stunning overwhelming pick Real Gold by half a length in a frantic finish marking the second leg of the Philippine Racing Commission’s 2019 Triple Crown series at the Saddle and Clubs Leisure Park in Naic, Cavite last Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Real Gold targets second jewel of Triple Crown

First-leg winner Real Gold shoots for the second jewel in the Philippine Racing Commission’s 2019 Triple Crown series at the Saddle and Clubs Leisure Park in Naic, Cavite tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Real Gold angat sa 1st leg ng 2019 Triple Crown Series

SARI-SARING kuwento at kanya-kanyang pabidahan kung sino ang mananalo sa 1st Leg ng Triple Crown Series.The post Real Gold angat sa 1st leg ng 2019 Triple Crown Series appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Real Gold wins Triple Crown 1st leg

Real Gold wins Triple Crown 1st leg.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Real Gold overwhelms field in Triple Crown 1st leg

Real Gold won the initial battle of the country’s best three-year-olds, obliterating the eight-horse field that included undefeated and overwhelming favorite Obra Maestra to secure the first leg of the Philippine Racing Commission’s Triple Crown series Sunday at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Maijers rules 10th Le Tour de Filipinas

LEGAZPI CITY -- Dutch Jeroen Meijers of Taiyuan Miogee Cycing Team of China successfully defended his lead in the fifth and final stage topped by German Mario Vogt of Team Sapura Cycling of Malaysia to snare his first title in three years in the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas that concluded Tuesday in this beautiful Bicol City fronting the majestic Mayon Volcano here. Meijers, 26, was with Singaporean Goh Choon Huat of Terrenganu Inc., TSG Cycling of Malaysia in the peloton that clocked three hours, 34 minutes and 48 seconds to secure the victory with a total clocking of 20:38:07. Goh finished second overall in 20:38:52 while Aussie Angus Lyons of Oliver’s Real Food Racing of Australia in 20:39:45. 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 by Roadbike Philippines’ Daniel Habtemichael (20:40:20), PGN Road Cycling Team’s Sandy Nur Hasan (20:40:32) and Aiman Cahyadi (20:40:39), Team Ukyo’s Kohei Yokotsuka (20:40:39) and Naoya Yoshioka (20:40:41) and Team Sapura Cycling’s Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (20:40:42) and Taiyuan Miogee’s Li Shuai (20:40:43) rounded up the top 10. “I felt good entering Stage Five, we had a good feeling about it and I know you need to celebrate at the finish line, not before because anything can happen,” said Meijers, whose last manor victory came in France three years back. Vogt topped the 138.1km Stage Five in 3:33:39 and bested Filipino Dominic Perez of 7Eleven and Malaysian Mohd Zamri Saleh of Terengganu Inc TSG Cycing Team of Malaysia, who each timed in 3:34:41. It was the third podium finish for the 27-year-old Stuttgart native after he also ruled Stage Two Saturday and placed third in Stage Four Monday. Vogt eventually finished 12th overall. Team Ukyo clinched the team crown in 61:59:35 and the US$1,200 (P62,400) purse. Taiyuan Miogee wound up second (622:36) and PGN Road Cycling Team (62:03:05) third in this five-stage race sponsored by Air21, Cargohaus, NMM, Ufreight and SPL and backed by the Phl National Police, Armed Forces of the Phl and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office with Onesports by Cignal as official coveror. Filipino Marcelo Felipe of 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 by Roadbike Phls slipped from 10th to 11th in 20:43:43 after losing to Li via countback. Li had a better finish than Marcelo in Stage Four, paving the way for the former to steal No. 10. Felipe, however, went home as the best Filipino rider, besting Mark Galedo of Celeste Cycles Bianchi Phls, who won this same race five years ago, Go for Gold’s Jonel Carcueva, who finished 15th and 16th overall, respectively. Meijers’ ascent started in Stage One Friday when bested all comers to win the lap. Meijers lost the Air21 purple jersey for a time in Stage Two when Goh orchestrated the breakaway group only for the latter to get it back at the end of it. And then it was all Meijers from there. Le Tour chair Donna Mae Lina later said she’s looking forward to next year’s 11th edition. “It was a fitting end to Le Tour’s 10th year anniversary and we’re excited for another one next year,” said Lina......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

McLaren s failed Indy 500 effort was a comedy of errors

By Jenna Fryer, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren's disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week before Alonso's first test in the car, the team realized it didn't even have a steering wheel. McLaren CEO Zak Brown acknowledged Monday the team was woefully unprepared and small oversights snowballed into the final result. Bob Fernley, the head of the operation, was fired hours after Alonso missed the race and Brown returned to England to digest the embarrassment of his venture. Brown on Monday provided The Associated Press a detailed timeline of the bloopers and blunders that led to Alonso missing the race, the last piece the two-time Formula One champion needs in his quest to win motorsports' version of the Triple Crown. "I don't think we came into this arrogant, I think we were unprepared," Brown said. "We didn't deserve to be in the race and it's our own fault. It's not like we showed up and gave our best. We defeated ourselves." The path to missing the 33-driver field began when the car was not ready the moment Texas Motor Speedway opened for the April test. Brown had personally secured a steering wheel the previous week from Cosworth to use for the test, and the mistakes piled up from there. "We didn't get out until midday, our steering wheel was not done on time, that's just lack of preparation and project management organizational skills," Brown said. "That's where this whole thing fell down, in the project management. Zak Brown should not be digging around for steering wheels." A cosmetic issue at the Texas test haunted McLaren deep into last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. McLaren purchased a car from technical partner Carlin, and though the car was orange when McLaren received it, it was not the proper McLaren "papaya orange." It had to be repainted after the test, and that still had not been completed when Alonso crashed his McLaren-built car last Wednesday. The Carlin spare was in a paint shop 30 minutes from the track, more than a month after McLaren complained about the color, and it ultimately cost McLaren almost two full days of track time. The team looked foolish as other teams were able to move into backup cars in mere hours; James Hinchcliffe crashed in Saturday qualifying and was back on track in his spare that afternoon. Carlin was a two-car team when McLaren made its alliance but expanded to three for the Indy 500. Once Carlin took on the extra work, Brown said, the team had few resources to give McLaren. "It was clear they weren't capable of running three cars and serving us," he said. Carlin entrants Max Chilton and Patricio O'Ward were the two other drivers who failed to qualify. McLaren's poor showing is one of the biggest failures in Indy 500 history. Roger Penske missed the show with Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi in 1995, a year after dominating the race. Reigning CART champion Bobby Rahal missed it in 1993, and two-time Indy winner Rodger Ward never got up to speed to make the 1965 field. The McLaren budget for this Indy 500 was strong, every sponsorship opportunity had been sold and the venture was a guaranteed commercial success for McLaren. Brown was somewhat hands-off and focused on the critical rebuild of the Formula One part of the program. He now laments waiting too long to become heavily involved with the Indy 500 effort. He also believes he was too slow in assigning McLaren sporting director Gil de Ferran, a former Indy 500 winner, oversight of the program. "I should have been closer to Indy but I could never compromise Formula One," Brown said. "At 9:01 in the morning when we weren't on track at the first test, that's when we failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. We didn't ring the fire alarm quick enough because we could have recovered after the first test. "I am angry at myself because I was uncomfortable all the way up to the first test and I should have followed my instinct to get more involved." Many of the issues were beyond Brown's control. The car had an electrical issue in last month's test at Indy and an employee was taken off the team for the error. Alonso had another electrical issue on opening day for the 500 and the alternator and wiring loom had to be replaced. Alonso crashed on the second day, and McLaren missed all of Day 3 rebuilding the spare from Carlin that was finally the proper shade of orange. Fast Friday showed the car still needed speed, and Alonso went into qualifying on shaky ground. His first qualifying run was sabotaged by a tire puncture — which wasn't detected beforehand because Brown said the team had purchased incorrect tire sensors. Alonso wound up one of six drivers in the "Last Row Shootout" on Sunday and the panicked McLaren team begged and borrowed across the paddock for any assistance available. Alonso went out to practice Sunday with an entirely new setup, but in the frantic changeover a mistake was made in converting inches to the metric system the English team uses and the car scraped and sparked on his first lap. It had to be fixed and Alonso got in just five more laps before rain ended the session. When it came time for Alonso to make his final last-gasp qualifying attempt late Sunday afternoon, the Spaniard was given a car that Brown and de Ferran were concerned might not perform. "Gil and I went to the motorhome and told Fernando: 'We are going to try this, but this could go well or really wrong. Are you comfortable?'" Brown said. "And Fernando said, 'Let's go for it.'" Alonso agreed that he never backed away from the challenge. "We went out with an experiment that we did overnight. We changed everything on the car because we thought that maybe we need something from the mental side different to go into the race with some confidence," Alonso said. "We went out not knowing what the car will do in Turn 1, but you're still flat. So we tried." The new setup and assistance from other teams indeed got the car up to speed, but Alonso was knocked from the field by 23-year-old Kyle Kaiser of tiny Juncos Racing. McLaren discovered after the qualifying run that the car had the wrong gear ratio setup. "We actually had a 229 (mph) car but we had 227.5 gearing, so we beat ourselves again while we almost made it," Brown said. "We really did put it all on the line and you could feel the anxiety. There was some real heroism in that. I don't want the world to think McLaren is a bunch of idiots because while we did have a few, we had some real stars." Alonso has rejected an offer from the team to purchase a seat in the Indy 500 field for him. What's next is a careful lookback as Brown figures out McLaren's future at both the Indy 500 and the IndyCar Series. He still wants to field two full-time entries in the series but isn't sure yet how much of a setback this has been. He believes McLaren will be back next year at Indy for a second chance. "I feel an obligation to the fans and sponsors, we let them down. We didn't fulfill our promise and I think they need more than just an apology," Brown said. "There will be repercussions for those who don't deserve to work for a great team like McLaren. We will look at what we learned here and the list is a mile long. I hope people appreciate that we go for it, we are racers, and Fernando is a star and we are not quitters. We want to come back.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Simone Biles wins 5th all-around title at gymnastics worlds

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic. Biles marked her fifth all-around world title by ending her floor routine with a mic-drop gesture — a nod to her social-media following. Biles said the idea came from Twitter, and it was certainly fitting on a day when no rival came close. "It wasn't my best routine but we just thought it would be fun," she said. It may not have been her best, but the routine still earned her the highest floor score of the day. One of the few blemishes was skidding out of bounds on the landing of a triple-double, a skill no other female gymnast performs. Biles' fifth world all-around title, two more than any other female gymnast has ever managed, was won by a full 2.1 points. The margin of victory was bigger than any of her four previous victories at worlds and matched her 2016 Olympic win. With another Olympic Games less than a year away, Biles feels on top of the world. "I feel like right now actually I'm pretty confident in my gymnastics and myself and the performances I put out there, so I feel like I'm probably more confident going in today than I was at the Olympics," she said. Biles' score of 58.999 was far out of reach for China's Tang Xijing, a late stand-in for a teammate who ended up in second after other medal contenders stumbled. Angelina Melnikova of Russia was third on 56.399. Biles now has a total 22 world championship medals across all events, the most by any woman and one shy of Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo's men's record. Biles' victory makes it seven wins in a row for the United States in the women's all-around, matching the Soviet Union's record streak at world championships in the 1970s and 1980s. Tang wasn't even meant to be competing Thursday but became China's first all-around medalist in eight years. She'd qualified third-best of China's gymnasts, with only two per country allowed in the final. However, Tang was drafted in to replace teammate Liu Tingting, who fell on two routines in Tuesday's team final. Tang said she didn't know she was contending for a medal until after finishing her final routine. "I hoped to do what I'm like in training, and didn't really think too much about the results," she said through a translator. "I didn't even watch the results myself, so it was really surprising." Bronze medalist Melnikova said she was "really happy" with making the podium after missing out last year by 0.034 points. It was her first medal in an individual event after team silver at the 2016 Olympics and the last two world championships. Biles' U.S. teammate Sunisa Lee placed second in qualifying, but her hopes of a medal were dashed when she came off the uneven bars. She finished eighth. "I feel like I kind of let the nerves get to me a little bit, but it's all part of the learning experience," Lee said. "There's going to be a lot more meets to come before the Olympics, so hopefully I can kind of get myself back together for that." France's Melanie de Jesus dos Santos had qualified third-best but fell twice on uneven bars and placed 20th. Ellie Black of Canada was on crutches after a painful landing on the vault, and the 2017 all-around silver medalist faces a race to recover for Saturday's vault and Sunday's beam finals. Biles has won the all-around title at every world championships she's competed in, starting in 2013. She skipped the 2017 season, when Morgan Hurd won the gold. In a sign of the U.S. team's depth, Hurd wasn't named to the team for this year's worlds despite also winning bronze last year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

PSI draws first blood in WNBL Finals duel against Taguig

PSI grabbed the finals series opener last Sunday after beating Taguig, 76-73, in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Season 1 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. Kat Sandel had an all-around game as she contributed 13 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks to propel the Lady Air Defenders to the Game 1 win in the best-of-three finals series. Cindy Resultay topscored for the Lady Air Defenders with 18 points, and Anna Buendia added 16 points in the victory over the Lady Generals, the second-seed team in the playoffs. The fourth-seed Lady Air Defenders, who stunned top-ranked Philippine Navy in the semifinals, will look to claim the crown next week in Game 2 of the championship series. Sandel scored clutch points as she broke a 69-69 deadlock with a free throw, even as Gemma Miranda hit a jumper to increase the lead to three. Sandel also hit two crucial free throws with 13 seconds left to pad the lead again to three, 76-73, before the Lady Air Defenders displayed tough defense in the end game, with Chack Cabinbin’s triple being blocked by Miranda in the final possession. Janine Pontejos had 17 points in a losing effort for the Lady Generals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2019

New mothers Fraser-Pryce, Felix seal record golds at Worlds

DOHA, Qatar – Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce surged to an unprecedented fourth 100m crown and US legend Allyson Felix broke Usain Bolt's gold medal record tally as the returning new mothers lit up the World Championships. Fraser-Pryce and Felix, both racing in their first major championships since taking time off ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

MPBL: Mag-isa s superb all-around night lifts Muntinlupa

The Muntinlupa Cagers - Angelis Resort may have found a spark to turn around their subpar season by beating the Biñan City Laguna Krah Heroes 102-90 on Tuesday night's main game of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. Playing at home in the Muntinlupa Sports Complex, the Muntinlupenos gave their home fans plenty to cheer about thanks to 21 points from Ryusei Koga and 20 apiece from Jamil Ortuoste and Edzel Mag-isa. "Hindi niyo kami sinukuan kaya hindi rin namin kayo sinukuan. Inaalay namin ang panalong ito sa inyo," said best player of the game Mag-isa after the game, speaking to the Cagers fans. Muntinlupa gets a badly-needed win that brings them to 4-13 for the season while Laguna skids to 6-10. Leading 48-42 at the half, the Cagers opened up the floodgates in the third with a 36-point barrage that featured five triples from Ortuoste, Koga, and Biboy Enguio. Muntinlupa was brilliant from three-point range, hitting 12 of 20 for a world-class 60-percent clip. Munti led by 16 at one point but at the start of the fourth were up 74-61. In the fourth, a lay-up by erstwhile playing-coach Dave Moralde lifted the Cagers to an 18-point advantage, 93-75 with six minutes left. Binan cut the lead down in the end with triples from Allan Mangahas, Macky Acosta, and Paolo Pontejos, but there would be no denying the Cagers, who get a first win for new coach Bonnie Garcia. Mangahas, a former Cager, led all scorers with 25 points. In the early evening joust the Parañaque Patriots - Yabo Sports leaned on a big third quarter to down Bacolod Master Sardines 82-78. Jemal Vizcarra produced 19 points to lead Yabo Sports, who defibrillate their campaign and jump back into the playoff hunt at 6-10. Bacolod, despite new signings, drop to 6-9. Bacolod had a slim 36-35 lead at the half but the Parañaqueños erupted in the third to take command of the contest. A Vizcarra triple with 2 minutes left in the period keyed an 11-0 run that spilled over into the fourth quarter and gave Paranaque a 67-54 advantage. Paolo Javelona and Jerick Cañada found some shooting rhythm in the fourth quarter to keep Bacolod in the game, but when James Abugan hit a driving layup with 42 seconds left for an 81-73 lead, the Patriots were assured of the victory. Javelona led Bacolod with 20 points while new signing Jessie Saitanan chipped in 12 points for Master Sardines. In the first game of the day San Juan Knights - Go For Gold outclassed Bicol Volcanoes LCC Stores 98-69. John Wilson was his usual imperious self with 23 points as the defending champs go to 15-1. The Knights were hot from the opening whistle, striding ahead 20-7 in the first quarter with Michael Ayonayon and Andoy Estrella providing much of the offense. There was little let up in the second quarter as San Juan took a 41-21 lead into the dressing room. In the third a 7-0 Bicol run drew the Volcanoes within 16, 46-30, but a 13-2 burst by the Knights, featuring a pair of Wilson treys, restored order. Bicol never seriously threatened after that as the benches got plenty of burn in the final segment. LCC Stores dives to below .500 again with an 8-9 slate. Leading the way in scoring for them was Alwyn Alday with 14 points. San Juan were lethal from outside, hitting 14 of 32 three-pointers, or 43 percent......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

MLB attendance drops in boom-bust era of big winners, losers

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has entered the Boom/Bust Era. An unprecedented four teams are set to win 100 games in the same season, perhaps even five. Four clubs lost in triple figures for only the second time. Amid widespread claims the baseballs have changed, hitters shattered the home run record for the second time in three seasons. And sparked by batters going for the fences to beat suffocating shifts, strikeouts set a record for the 12th year in a row and outnumbered hits for the second straight season. With some teams out of contention even before their first pitch, average attendance has dropped four years in a row for the first time since the commissioner's office started tracking it in 1980. "We're going to draw 68-plus million people at the big league level," baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said this week, "another 41 million in minor league baseball — they're actually going to be up. I'll take 110 million people going to see the sport live. That's a really, really awesome number in an environment where people have more and more and more alternatives to consume." More and more teams have adopted an all-in or all-out philosophy. If they don't think they can win it, why bother to be in it? Better to shed expensive veterans and rebuild with cheaper rookies — and incur the box-office hit. Management calls that prudent rebuilding. The players' association labels it tanking. "We have some of the most remarkably talented players our game has seen as a whole in a long time," union head Tony Clark said. "But the willful failure of too many franchises to field competitive teams and put their best players on the field is unquestionably hurting our industry." San Francisco has dropped from 3.2 million fans at home to about 2.7 million, Seattle and Toronto both from 2.3 million to about 1.8 million. Baltimore drew 1.3 million, its lowest total at home in a non-strike shortened season since 1978. Kansas City's 1.5 million is its lowest since 2006. While Philadelphia rose by about 500,000 following the signing of Bryce Harper and Minnesota by 300,000 during the Twins' winningest regular season in a half-century and San Diego by over 200,000 after adding Manny Machado, about half the teams are headed to declines. This year's drop was just around 2% with three days left in the regular season, from 28,830 to 28,252, but the final average should rise slightly after weekend games. The average fell below 30,000 last year for the first time since 2003. Manfred points to increases in television viewers. Fox is up 9% this year and at a seven-year high, and local broadcasts are first in prime time in 24 of 25 markets. Use of MLB's At-Bat app is up 18%. Still, wins and attendance are correlated in many markets. "We've lost a lot of games this year, a few more than we wanted to, but ultimately it's about getting on the right side of things and sometimes you do have to take a step back," said Mariners manager Scott Servais, whose team entered the weekend 66-93. "The disparity in the game between the top and the bottom, it's real. There's no question about it. Is it good for the game? I don't know. I do know that there are a lot of really smart people that work in front offices and ownership groups and they do realize that sometimes you do need to pull back, and that's what we're doing, and I'm all in because I think it's going to work." Houston (104 wins), the Los Angeles Dodgers (103) and New York Yankees (102) all broke the century mark with time to spare, and Minnesota (99) and Atlanta had a chance to join them. It's the third consecutive year three teams have reached 100 — before this run it occurred only in 1942, 1977, 1998, 2002 and 2003. Detroit (112), Baltimore (107), Miami (103) and Kansas City (101) gave baseball four 100-loss teams for the first time since 2002. One-sided season series included Houston going 18-1 against Seattle and the Yankees 17-1 vs. Baltimore. "Whether a team loses 95 or loses 100, I just don't see that as a relevant issue," Manfred said. "I think the more important point is that we have different clubs from all sorts of market sizes that are successful." Players are upset that many teams failed to pursue free agents the last two offseasons, executives concentrating two-to-five years into the future rather than trying to win now. "Each free agent market is a little bit different, but what we have seen that seems to be consistent over these last two markets is this all-in and all-out mentality," Clark said. Still, spending and success are not completely linked. Tampa Bay, last in payroll at $66 million, has a chance to make the playoffs along with Oakland, 25th at $95 million. Three of the six highest payrolls failed to reach the postseason: No. 1 Boston ($228 million), the No. 3 Chicago Cubs ($217 million) and No. 6 San Francisco ($181 million). Throughout the game, the increase in home runs and strikeouts has been a constant. The 6,647 home runs through Thursday were up 19% from last year and well above the previous record of 6,105 in 2017. About half the clubs are on track to establish team records, led by Minnesota (301) and the Yankees (299), who set the previous big league mark of 267 last year. Already 128 players have hit 20 or more homers, 11 more than the old high set in 2017, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Among that group, 55 have reached 30 to better the record of 47 that had stood since 2000. And 23 pitchers have 200 or more strikeouts, topping the post-1900 record of 18 in both 2015 and last year, Elias said. Baseball's efforts to quicken the pace of games have not resulted in swifter play: the average time of a nine-inning game is 3:05:35, up from 3:00:44 last year and 3:05:11 in 2017. MLB and players have agreed to cut the active roster size from Sept. 1 on from 40 to 28 and increase the maximum from 25 to 26 from opening day through Aug. 31, which should cut down on late-season pitching changes. Management has not decided whether to exercise its right to install pitch clocks and a three-batter minimum for next year. "We'll have a final answer once I have a chance to review the issue with ownership in November," Manfred said. On-field rules are part of collective bargaining. The sides agreed last winter to an early start to negotiations for a labor deal to replace the agreement that expires in December 2021. But there have been just three negotiating meetings, one of them a preliminary session, and the labor rules will remain unchanged this offseason. "We made a deal in 2016. We're good," Manfred said. "The union's got to decide what it is they want us to consider. When they're ready to do that, I'm sure they will make a proposal." Said Clark: "We have had conversations. We anticipate those conversations continuing and at the point in time that they lend themselves to proposals from both sides, then we'll do so." ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

PBA: No pressure as Wells gears up for Grand Slam bid with SMB

A huge responsibility has been put on the shoulders of Dez Wells at San Miguel Beer. The Beermen are going after a PBA Grand Slam and the first stop to that goal was last week in Macau for the East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament. San Miguel, specifically Wells, did well in the tournament, finishing in the top four. The attention now turns to the 2019 Governors’ Cup where the Beermen start their triple crown bid Wednesday. It’s a huge deal especially since San Miguel failed this exact mission two years ago. This is the team’s second chance and the pressure is on. Wells is not about to get overwhelmed by the situation however. “I don’t feel any pressure about anything in my life,” Wells said. “If you see how I grew up and the things I’ve gone through, I feel like everything I’ve been through in my life has brought me to this point to be ready,” he added. As the Beermen start their Grand Slam bid, Wells will be leaning on his team just as much as his team will be leaning on him. Wells is not going to win the Governors’ Cup title and San Miguel can’t win this championship without its new super import. It’s going to be a collective effort on the part of the Beermen to achieve history. “I just lean on my coaches, on my teammates,” Wells said. “They give me all the confidence that I need, when I need to I can lean on them to step up [as well]. Moving forward, those guys have the championship pedigree, putting me in this position or on this team, it just allows things to come together,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

SMB faces Phoenix to launch Gov Cup bid

The hunt for the final jewel to that coveted Triple Crown begins tonight for San Miguel Beer as the Beermen debuts in the PBA Governors’ Cup against Phoenix Pulse at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

TERRIFIC 12: SMB has a “mini C-Mac” in Dez Wells

MACAU — San Miguel is focused on the East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament here but the Beermen have some important business to attend to when they get back to Manila. That business is to win a second PBA Grand Slam in franchise history. With that goal in mind, San Miguel has tapped import Dez Wells to help power the team’s chase for a triple crown. Tuesday against China’s Shenzhen Aviators, everyone got a good look at Dez Wells in a San Miguel jersey and well... he’s pretty good. Wells shot an even 50 percent and led the Beermen with 29 points on top of eight rebounds, five steals, and four assists. After winning a title with Chris McCullough, the Beermen have found their mini C-Mac in Wells. “Just like what I’ve said before, he’s the small version of the role of Chris McCullough,” head coach Leo Austria said. “He could manufacture some points when needed and I think he will do well on our team,” he added. The more crucial part of Wells’ stint with San Miguel is how well he’ll fit with the Beermen. Judging by early returns, his integration to the Beermen will be smooth and unproblematic. “I think he’s fit into our team,” Austria said of Wells. “He’s really a nice player and everybody loves him.”   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

Spain trounces Argentina to recapture FIBA World Cup crown

MANILA, Philippines – Spain started on fire and put the shackles on Luis Scola to crush Argentina, 95-75, for the gold medal in the FIBA World Cup at the Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China, on Sunday, September 15.  Ricky Rubio delivered 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

      LOS ANGELES, USA – Legendary trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday, September 12, denied doping 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify after it emerged the horse failed a drug test before last year's Kentucky Derby. US racing was rocked on Wednesday after the New York Times revealed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Real shocker: France pips US in World Cup quarters

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The US has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships.  Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds and France beat the US,  89-79, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019