Walcott at the double as Caribbean riders dominate

first_imgEDMONTON, Canada (CMC):Barbadian Rico Walcott won twice to lead a Caribbean domination of the seven-race card at Northlands Park here Wednesday.The 26-year-old, hunting a fifth consecutive title at the western Canada race track, scored with favourite Holy Force in race two and returned in the day’s final race to win with 12-1 outsider Skimmer Jim.With just over a month left in the season, Walcott is the comfortable leader with 116 wins, already 57 clear of the second-placed Scott Williams on 59.Young Jamaican Tony Maragh is back in third on 40 wins.Walcott opened his account in race two over a mile, making all the running with the four-year-old filly Holy Force, to beat the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares, which have never won three races, by five lengths.In another mile trip in race seven, Walcott guided the five-year-old bay gelding Skimmer Jim to a strong two-length victory over the three-year-olds and upward.The pair stalked from just off the pace set by favourite Herculean before driving strongly into the stretch and edging away late on.Meanwhile, 17-year-old Anti-guan jockey Kwame Joseph continued to impress, albeit notching only his fifth win in 73 rides this season.narrow winThe virtually unknown rider reached the winners’ enclosure when he steered 12-1 bet Jazzy Notion to a narrow win over the three-year-old and upward maidens.Going a mile, Joseph opened up a near five-length lead with the three-year-old gelding, was then forced to duel into the stretch with 38-1 longshot Never Everever, before staving off the fast-finishing Airship by a nose.There were also wins for Maragh, who won race five over six furlongs with Clever Classy Gal and for fellow Jamaican Dane Nelson, who captured race six over six furlongs with 11-1 chance Grandpa George.last_img read more

TG, Waterhouse hunt back-to-back victories

first_img Strong defence “We have an experienced staff in Christopher Jackson, Ranique Anderson in central defence, as well as new-signing Theo Brown, but it could come down to two people. “It is a personal battle – Ranique Anderson and Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson. That battle could determine which team wins the game. Ranique played last week against Harbour View and we got a clean sheet, so that could be a good sign for us,” Gordon said. Waterhouse’s Jermain Anderson is also finding form, and coach Calvert Fitzgerald is delighted. “The team has a very positive outlook. We were very happy to get that 3-0 win over UWIFC (University of the West Indies Football Club) to get us into that win column and we are hoping to bring that over in the game against Tivoli,” said Fitzgerald, who is in his second stint at the club after making his way back from Rivoli in the off season. He added: “We got three goals and, for the previous four games, we had scored only one, so Sunday’s performance was most pleasing. We also had two scorers in that game in Jermain Anderson and Damarley Samuels, so that is also a positive.” But there were also negatives coming out of that game as influential midfielder Romario Campbell was red carded and will be serving a suspension. “It will be a loss playing without Romario (Campbell) as well as Kemar Beckford and Kemar Seivwright, both of whom picked up injuries, but we have capable replacements. “Omar Walcott and Rohan Amos are two defenders who could come in and we have a lot of good attacking young midfielders who will be eager to get a chance,” the confident Fitzgerald said. These attacking players will be coming up against the likes of Jermaine “Teddy” Johnson, who, on his day, can rip any defence to shreds. Johnson will have young Junior Flemmings and Andre Morgan as company. P W D L GF GA GD Pts Portmore 5 4 0 1 6 2 4 12 Reno 5 3 2 0 7 3 4 11 MoBay United 5 3 1 1 11 3 8 10 Humble Lion 5 2 2 1 4 3 1 8 Arnett 5 2 1 2 7 2 5 7 Cavalier 5 2 1 2 3 5 -2 7 H.View 5 1 3 1 4 5 -1 6 Tivoli 5 1 2 2 5 5 0 5 Boys’ Town 5 1 2 2 6 12 -6 5 Waterhouse 5 1 1 3 4 5 -1 4 Rivoli 5 1 1 3 4 7 -3 4 UWI FC 5 1 0 4 1 10 -9 3 The excitement at Frome could be just as great as it will be at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex as the resurging Reno, currently sitting in second position on 10 points, will host third-placed Montego Bay United, who are just a point behind. This game could remind many of the times when western Jamaica ruled local football. Boys’ Town could find the going rough when they host leaders Portmore United at Barbican while Cavalier will be looking to three points when UWIFC visit Stadium East. Today’s games 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Portmore United – Barbican Stadium 5:00 p.m: Cavalier vs UWI – Stadium East 3:30 p.m: Humble Lion vs Rivoli United – Effortville Community Centre 3:30 p.m: Reno vs Montego Bay United – Frome Complex 3:30 p.m: Tivoli Gardens FC vs Waterhouse – Edward Seaga Sports Complex Tomorrow’s game 8:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Arnett Gardens – Harbour View Stadium Points standingcenter_img Exciting matches Two places and a point separate them, but there will be much more at stake when they meet today in one of five games in the Red Stripe Premier League League (RSPL). Former champions Tivoli Gardens and Waterhouse, sitting in eighth and 10th places, respectively, will meet at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in their quest to continue their climb up the table. Both teams recorded their first win from five games late week and would love to go two in a row and work their way out of the tightly bunched bottom half of the table. “Our aim is to continue displaying the attacking brand of football that we have been paying all season while not giving up anything defensively as we know we have the capacity and the ability to stop Waterhouse’s attacks,” Damion Gordon, assistant to head coach Christopher Bender, told The Sunday Gleaner yesterday. The Tivoli team, Gordon said, has been steadily finding their rhythm and are improving game by game. For today’s game, he said, their key to victory is handling their defensive responsibility.last_img read more

Jamaican makes good start to European season

first_imgJamaican footballer Leon Bailey continued his impressive start to the European football season with Belgian first division club Genk yesterday. The left winger, who turned 19 this month, scored the third goal in his team’s 3-0 win over Lokeren in week four of the Belgian Pro League. This follows up on his goal from the penalty spot in a 2-2 draw away to Croatian club NK Locomotive in the Europa League qualifying first-leg first-round match on Thursday at the Kranjceviceva Turf in Zagreb, Croatia. Yesterday, Mbwana Samata put Genk in front from seven yards after 34 minutes before breaking away to add a second four minutes later to make it 2-0 before the half-time break. Three minutes into the second half, Bailey, a former Kingston College student, latched on to a pass behind the Lokeren defence on the right and with only the goalkeeper to beat, coolly slotted into the far corner with his trusted left foot. The goal was Bailey’s first of the Belgian football league season, while the win was Genk’s second in four matches. They sit joint fifth in the standings with seven points. On Thursday, the young attacker also helped his team come away from Croatia with a 2-2 draw against NK Locomotive in the Europa League qualifying first-round first-leg match. Bailey fired home a penalty in the 35th minute to open the scoring after a Locomotive defender blocked a shot with his arm inside the box. Two minutes after the break, Samata made it 2-0 with a header. Locomotive, however, pulled goals back through Mirko Maric from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute and Ivan Fiolic in the 59th to earn the draw.last_img read more

Dominic was ‘very special’

first_imgSt George’s College’s coach Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell has described his former Manning Cup captain, the late Dominic James, as very special.Speaking at yesterday’s thanksgiving service for James’ life at a packed and overflowing Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street, Bell said the young footballer played an important role in the achievements of St George’s College during the 2015 schoolboy football season.”I met Dominic last June when he came to a training session at the school, and after finding out why he was there, I quickly realised he would be an asset to our programme, and, boy, he certainly was,” Bell said.”The long-time George’s coach stressed: “He played a huge part in what we thought was a very successful season last year, and (that is) why we were so optimistic about our chances this year.”In paying tribute to James, Bell read messages from his former teammates, D’Andro Segree, who got injured in the game against Excelsior on Friday and couldn’t attend yesterday’s service said: “Dominic was more than a friend. He was my brother. Though he is supposedly in a better place, I wish he was here.”Current captain Alex Marshall: “I am elated to have met you and shared so many wonderful moments together. Words can’t explain how much I love you. You will always be in my heart, my brother, my friend, my captain. Rest in peace.”With the many tributes, the service which began at 10 a.m. lasted until well past 3 p.m.Also in attendance at yesterday’s service were Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, Minister of Sports Olivia Grange, Minister of Education Ruel Reid, and many other members of the education and the sporting fraternities.Grange said the reality of James’ loss “weighs heavy on all of us”.James, who was born on September 26, 1997, first attended Jamaica College (JC) and then left for St George’s last year. He died after being rushed to hospital following his collapse during a Manning Cup match against Excelsior High on September 20 at the Stadium East field.EMOTIONAL TRIBUTEIn an emotional tribute to James, JC’s coach Miguel Coley said the player won many titles at the Hope Road-based school from the Under-13 level upwards.”His days at Jamaica College reflected an amazing series of championships. For this, we salute you. For his work ethic, for his spirit of wanting more. superb technique, selflessness, leadership, we honour him and give God thanks for such a being,” Coley said.James played for one year in 2013 at Harbour View and also represented Real Mona, Central Kingston, Barbican, Waterhouse and The Phoenix Academy in his short life.Clyde Jureidini, general manager of the Harbour View Football Club, said, “We are thankful that he graced us with his presence for the short time, as he did for six other clubs that are represented here, along with the JFF, which makes seven.”Meanwhile, interim national men’s senior coach, Theodore Whitmore, who also lost a son under tragic circumstances, told The Sunday Gleaner that Jamaicans should support the James’ family.”I have been down that road, so I know what it feels like and I know what the James family is feeling now, but we just have to be strong as a football fraternity and just give full support,” Whitmore said.Jamaica Football Federation South Central Confederation chairman Michael Ricketts, who represented JFF boss Captain Horace Burrell, shared a letter from FIFA president Gianni Infantino.According to Ricketts, world football’s governing body’s head “was moved by the news and reality of Dominic’s passing”.”Dear President Burrell, please accept my deepest condolences on hearing that Dominic James, a student and captain, has passed away at just 18,” the tribute read.Meanwhile, an inconsolable girlfriend, Shadae Ashley, said it was heart-rending to know her boyfriend of four years was gone.”We have been together four years and I am still in shock,” revealed Ashley, who will celebrate her 19th birthday tomorrow.”Words can’t explain the pain I feel to know he is gone,” she said, while adding that she hangs out with Dominic’s friends and talks to help deal with the grief.last_img read more

PH fights for gold in men’s squash

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu They are up against Singapore’s Benedict Chan and Pang Ka Hoa who ousted Eris Setiavan and Ade Furkon of Indonesia, 2-0.The women’s team of Jemyca Aribado, Isabelle Gotuaco and Yvonne Alyssa Dalida bagged bronze after dropping a 2-1 decision to Shiela Sivakumar, Yeong Wai Yhann and Pamela Chua of Singapore.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’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine squash men’s team made the finals Monday, inching closer to a first gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in recent years.The pair of Robert Andrew Garcia and Juan Rafael Yam edged Darren Rahul and ng Eain Yow of Malaysia, 2-0, to barge into the championship round which begins Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READcenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Grueling flight worth it for Syquia after winning gold View commentslast_img read more

Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Break new ground Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup PBA draft entrant Jason Perkins headlines the roster as he will be backstopped by veterans Pamboy Raymundo and Oping Sumalinog in the seven-team tournament set from September 20 to 24 at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Road Warriors assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa will call the shots for the Philippine team in the invitational.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendAlso joining NLEX-SCTEX are Cignal’s Jaypee Belencion, Byron Villarias, Alfred Batino, Andreas Cahilig, and Harold Arboleda, as well as former SCTEX players AJ Vitug and Mark Pangilinan from the defunct PCBL.Beefing up the roster will be Maurice Shaw, a 32-year-old big man who is currently suiting up in the Thailand Basketball Super League. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter winning back-to-back titles in the recently-concluded 2017 PBA D-League season, the core of the Cignal HD looks to make one more run for the crown.Playing under the banner of NLEX-SCTEX, the Hawkeyes will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Merlion Cup in Singapore later this month.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “These players are part of the NLEX-SCTEX family that will be ready when called up. We are proud to represent the country and the company,” NLEX-SCTEX team manager Borgie Hermida said. NLEX-SCTEX will face stiff competition in the tournament as it will take on 2016 champion Shanghai Sharks of China, hosts Singapore Slingers, Satria Muda Pertamina of Indonesia, Yulon Luxgen Dinos of Taiwan, Jeonju KCC Egis of the Korean Basketball League, and Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League.Last year, star guard Jimmer Fredette towed the Sharks to the title as they beat the Kiefer Ravela-led Mighty Sports-Philippines in the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

UAAP: Tamaraws trounce Warriors for first win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University easily brushed off University of the East, 90-83, to claim its first win in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws, after losing to defending champion La Salle, 95-90, on Sunday, are now at 1-1 while the Red Warriors are yet to win after two matches.ADVERTISEMENT The trio of Richard Escoto, Barkley Ebona and Arvin Tolentino had 11 points apiece to intensify the Tamaraws’ offensive fire.Clark Derige had a game-high 22 points to lead the Red Warriors in the losing effort. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Break new ground Winning start 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ FEU was off to a hot start and mounted a 19-point lead, 30-11, at the start of the second quarter and that early burst was enough for the Tamaraws to hold on until the final buzzer.“That’s what we addressed after our loss to La Salle that we can’t allow ourselves to be down big in the earlier stages of the game,” said Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela in Filipino.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“We did fairly well last game but we were down big at the start and what happened today was the exact opposite of what happened last time.”Ron Dennison paced FEU with 16 points while Prince Orizu put up 15 points and grabbed 16 boards. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Ateneo beats UP, claims 2nd win in UAAP women’s basketballlast_img read more

Manganti game-winner lifts Adamson past UP

first_imgBrazil is in; Argentina still fighting for a World Cup spot Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSean Manganti’s clutch tip-in lifted Adamson over University of the Philippines, 73-71, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the scores tied at 71, Jerrick Ahanmisi and Papi Sarr misfired on their game-winner attempts but Manganti was there to grab the offensive board and score the putback with a second left on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We were going through the motions and I guess is a good test on our part that in the crucial moments of the game we can survive a game like this.”Jerrick Ahanmisi had game-high 21 points, 17 alone in the second quarter, on 8-of-11 shooting while Sarr added six points and 16 rebounds.Paul Desiderio and Manzo had 19 points apiece to lead the Fighting Maroons while Javi Gomez De Liaño missed out on a double-double as he finished with eight points and 14 boards.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Falcons tied Far Eastern U at third place with a 4-2 record while the Maroons dropped to 3-3.UP had one second to either go for the win or shoot for the tie, but Manganti was again on the right spot to tap Jun Manzo’s pass away in the final inbounds play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren breathed a huge sigh of relief after his team struggled to create distance from UP the entire game.“I guess we were lucky to win the game, the whole game we were struggling, we had a bad start, a flat start, and we made a lot of mental mistakes,” said Pumaren as the Falcons ended the first quarter behind UP, 25-19. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View commentslast_img read more

Efficient Fournier leads Magic rout of Spurs

first_imgOrlando Magic’s Evan Fournier (10) dunks the ball over San Antonio Spurs’ Dejounte Murray during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The season is a little more than a week old, but the Orlando Magic continue to shock the NBA.The Magic buried the San Antonio Spurs 114-87 behind 25 points from Evan Fournier to run their record to an Eastern Conference-best 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Orlando’s quick tempo resulted in open looks from all over the floor, especially in the first half, when all nine players scored.Aldridge scored 12 first-half points on 5-of-9 shooting. The rest of the team combined to go 7 for 35 (20 percent) from the field, and no other Spur had more than four points at halftime.“I wouldn’t say we took them lightly. They just beat us,” Aldridge said. “We didn’t play good defense and our offense wasn’t any good. When you don’t do those things, you end up getting beat by a lot of points.”Orlando had 22 assists in the game, 19 of them in the first three periods.“The respect level we have for them kept our guys engaged in the game the whole way,” Vogel said. “Our guys worked tonight. We forced a lot of turnovers and took them out of their rhythm. There are definitely a lot of positives happening for us.”TIP-INS:Spurs: Popovich still needs one win to tie Phil Jackson for sixth on the all-time victory list. Popovich is at 1,154. … San Antonio went 2-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half. … Aldridge has scored 20 or more points in each of the first five games. … Only Miami had scored 100 points against the Spurs this season.Magic: Orlando is shooting 49 percent from the field so far this season, compared to 44 percent last season. … Gordon has hit 21 of 29 shots in his last two games. … Orlando is 3-0 at home this season. … The Magic hadn’t beaten the Spurs in Orlando since 2010.UP NEXT:Spurs: At Indiana on Sunday. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Orlando shot 60 percent for the first three quarters before emptying the bench in the fourth.“We’ve got a lot of weapons out there on the floor, especially with Niko (Vucevic) being able to knock down the 3-ball,” Gordon said. “We have a lot of guys who are dangerous from a lot of different areas on the floor.”San Antonio lost for the first time in five games this season. The Spurs tried to play the up-tempo game Orlando favors but couldn’t run with the younger, fresher Magic.LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. Patty Mills added 12 points and Pau Gasol scored 10 with eight rebounds.“They did a good job of taking us out of what we wanted to do, and they did it for 48 minutes,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They outplayed us in every facet.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 awardcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Texas school district apologizes for slurs during broadcast It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Magic: At Charlotte on Sunday night. The Magic have lost seven straight to the Hornets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Orlando led by as many as 36 points in a near-perfect performance at both ends of the floor. One week ago, the Magic led the Cleveland Cavaliers by as many as 37 in a 114-93 victory.Jonathon Simmons scored 17 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 and Nikola Vucevic scored 15 for the Magic, who closed this one out early. They led by 27 at halftime and pushed the lead to 36 when Fournier conveted a four-point play with just over three minutes left in the third period.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“I’m impressed with how we’re playing offensively,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Nobody is forcing things at the rim, nobody’s forcing it on the perimeter, and as a result, we’re getting better and better looks on each possession. That’s why you’re seeing the offense clicking the way it’s clicking.”The Magic got 56 points in the paint and 58 on the perimeter, and they shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range. Fournier hit all four of his 3-point attempts, and Vucevic was 3-for-3 from behind the arc. View commentslast_img read more