Trollano, Matias step up for ROS in absence of key players

first_imgSenators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer PBA IMAGESWith Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan missing Rain or Shine’s tussle with Phoenix due to injuries, coach Caloy Garcia dug deep from his bag of tricks.Luckily for Garcia, his reserves delivered with the Elasto Painters drawing 56 points from their bench in their 97-82 rout, showing once again that they have the depth to compete among the league’s bests.ADVERTISEMENT Rain or Shine dedicates season to late ‘No. 1 fan’ ‘Mommy Yu’ Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ “Wala si Gabe ngayon kaya siguro kailangan kong punan yung mga ginagawa niya. Aggressive ako sa pagkuha ng offensive rebounds, pag open, tira lang. Yun lang naman ang laging sinasabi ni coach sa akin, na aggressive lang at mag-focus sa game,” said Trollano.(Gabe is out so I had to fill what he’s doing for our team. I’m aggressive in getting those offensive rebounds and if I’m open, I’ll shoot it. That’s the reminder coach gave me, to be aggressive and focus on my game.)Matias, meanwhile, shared that he really wanted to contribute on the offensive end to show that he’s more than just a gritty defender.“Sa practice pa lang, sinabi na ni coach Caloy na kailangan yung mga hindi nagagamit ng todo, kailangang mag-step up. Ayun, maganda naman ang pinakita namin. Ako, gusto kong magpakita talaga  (In practice, coach told us that the players who are seldom-used must step up. We did play well. Me personally, I really wanted to perform),” he said.The bench may have stepped up but Trollano said that nothing compares to having a team at full strength.ADVERTISEMENT Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES And Garcia didn’t fail to recognize stellar performances from his wards.“Credit goes to the players because the other players stepped up like Ronnie Matias and Don Trollano,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnTrollano sparked the Elasto Painters’ early run, firing seven of his nine points in the first quarter to set the tone for the squad, while Matias uncorked all of his eight markers in the third period to push their lead to 21, 66-45.Though lauded for the quality minutes they provided, the two acknowledged their roles in the team and said that their performances were just a product of the team’s system. 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round “Mas okay pa rin yung healthy kami lahat. Pero sa team naman namin, meron talagang nagse-step up every game. Lahat naman, may license to shoot. Pag naglalaro naman kami, lahat 110-percent binibigay namin,” he said.(It’s still better if we’re all healthy. In this team, there’s always someone who steps up ever game. We all have license to shoot. When we’re playing, we always give our 110-percent.)Garcia didn’t deny that there are still things the team needs to fix like their tendency to relax, the same way it did against Phoenix where the opposition still staged a late run before Jericho Cruz caught fire and put the game away for good.“We still have problems when we have a lead and we tend to relax, we stop attacking. Hopefully, against San Miguel in our next game, we can come out stronger and be consistent in every quarter,” he said.The Elasto Painters face the league-leading San Miguel Beermen on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Cafe France grabs share of second with JRU rout

first_imgMunicipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte View comments PBA IMAGESCafe France used a strong second half start to pummel Jose Rizal University, 75-57, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Bakers came out hot off the halftime break, unleashing a huge 17-2 charge to turn a close 38-36 lead to a decisive 55-38 advantage midway in the third period.ADVERTISEMENT 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Rod Ebondo provided the stability down low, tallying 21 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.Paul Desiderio also had 13 markers on a 3-of-5 shooting from threes, along with eight boards and three assists.Jhaps Bautista carried JRU (2-2) with 13 points and eight rebounds, but that wasn’t enough as the Heavy Bombers succumbed to their second straight defeat.The Scores:CAFE FRANCE 75 – Ebondo 21, Desiderio 13, Casino 7, Calisaan 6, Gabriel 5, Jeruta 5, Veron 5, Faundo 4, Arim 3, Manlangit 2, Wamar 2, Aquino 0, Guinitaran 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos With its confidence running high, Cafe France extended the lead to as high as 21, 73-52, as Aaron Jeruta drained three freebies with 1:53 remaining.The win allowed the Bakers to grab a share of second place with Tanduay, with both teams carrying an identical 3-1 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCoach Egay Macaraya admitted changing his gameplan during the halftime break as his newcomers struggled to perform at par with the Heavy Bombers in the first half.“The difference is our approach. We mostly tried to give chances to our rookies, but the disadvantage there is they had a hard time adjusting. It’s a good thing that our veterans stepped up,” he said. MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely JRU 57 – Bautista 13, Poutouochi 12, Pontejos 11, Grospe 9, Teodoro 4, Bordon 3, Lasquety 2, Santos 2, Sawat 1, Estrella 0, Lopez 0, Mate 0.Quarters: 16-19, 38-36, 55-45, 75-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 respite Korver finds his rhythm, Cavs dominate Pacerslast_img read more

Meralco signs Alex Stepheson for Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgHis entry will be a welcome addition for the Bolts, who ranked in the bottom half of rebounding after only hauling 45.4 boards per outing last conference.“He’s a natural rebounder and he gives us the same game we needed from our imports like Arinze Onuaku and Allen Durham. We’re very excited for him,” Trillo said.Meralco is seeking to replicate or even surpass last season’s semifinal finish in the second conference as it tries to put behind its forgettable 3-8 outing this past Philippine Cup. RAMADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco secures the services of 6-foot-10 Alex Stepheson for the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Photo from Meralco Bolts’ official Twitter account.Seeking to solve its rebounding woes in the import-laden conferences, Meralco caught a big fish as it signed Alex Stepheson for the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Team manager Paolo Trillo confirmed the news as the Bolts get a much needed boost down low with the acquisition of the 6-foot-10 slotman.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We wanted to bring him in last year. He was one of our top options, but we had a hard time signing him because he got called up,” he said.Stepheson saw action for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers after racking in hardware in his stops in Slovenia and Turkey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe 29-year-old has also displayed his mastery in the paint, leading the 2016 season of the NBA D-League in rebounding with 13.8 boards per game, while also averaging 15.9 points, 1.3 blocks, and 1.1 assists for the Iowa Energy, en route to being named in that season’s All-NBA D-League First Team.Stepheson last saw action for Guangzhou Long Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Jones calls out Silva, wants to co-main McGregor-Mayweather card Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series

first_img59 points? Lillard thinks he can top it. A look at how Tebow fared overall in the series :HIGHLIGHT: Tebow hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance on Thursday night. Tebow drove the ball to deep left center but briefly stopped at second base thinking it was a ground rule double. He continued his trip around the bases after seeing the umpire signifying it was a home run. Tebow added a second home run on Sunday, a three-run shot to right field. He’s one shy of Michael Jordan’s total with Class AA Birmingham in 1994.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAT THE PLATE: Tebow is 3 of 13 (.230) with five RBIs. He’s also struck out five times and left 13 runners on base.IN THE FIELD: After not getting any chances in his first two starts, Tebow had three put outs in left field on Sunday. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Columbia Firefly outfielder Tim Tebow shares a smile with fans during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Columbia defeated Augusta 14-7. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tim Tebow has completed his first series with the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets Class A affiliate.The former NFL quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy at Florida homered twice in the three games he played against the Augusta GreenJacktets. Tebow was given the day off Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoscenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos DAY OFF: Tebow, 29, was given Saturday off before returning to the lineup Sunday.WHAT’S NEXT: The Fireflies continue their opening home stand with a three-game series against the Hickory (North Carolina) Crawdads that begins Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

Warriors snare Tigers

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar View comments Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home MOST READ LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRcenter_img Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Clark Derige and UE coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East kept University of Santo Tomas winless with an 80-67 thumping, even as San Sebastian barged into the win column on Wednesday in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup in San Juan.Clark Derige and Alvin Pasaol combined for 29 points as the Red Warriors rolled to their second win in three games, while sending the Tigers to their second straight loss at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Big win by TNT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos With Michael Calisaan and Allyn Bulanadi carrying the fight, the Stags turned back the St. Benilde Blazers, 76-68, to even their card at 1-1.Calisaan and Bulanadi pumped in 15 points each for the Stags, who pulled away in the second period, where they outscored the Blazers, 22-12, for a 34-26 halftime edge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundRK Ilagan, who tallied 13 points, gave San Sebastian its biggest lead, 55-23, with two free throws off a Carlo Young foul, 1:31 to go in the third period.“The idea was to move the ball up quickly and attack CSB,” revealed SSCR head coach Edgar Macaraya. “We saw what they did to Mapua and we prepared for that.”last_img read more

Melbourne set up Senior Cup Final with JDF

first_img National middle-order batsman Fabian Allen, 48 not out, opener Jevaughn Buchanan, 32, and captain Brandon King, 22, made the most runs for Kingston. Opener Garth Garvey, the competition’s top runs-getter, fell for three on the opening day, while national all-rounder Derval Green, scored two. The Nikita Miller-captained Melbourne, batting a second, then reached 153 for nine before play was called off. Andre McCarthy, 75, and White, 20, top scored against pace all-rounder Odean Smith, three for 39, and Jevaughn Buchanan, three for 22. Meanwhile, over at Sabina Park, the JDF, after resuming in a precarious position of 139 for six in chase of Westmoreland’s modest first-innings total of 213, went on to score 297, courtesy of Leslie. The former national four-day trials invitee was best supported by Joseph Palmer, 37; fellow seamer Sheldon Cottrell, 30; Captain Ramaal Lewis, four for 89; and off-spinner Raffi Spencer, two for 48, claimed most wickets. Facing a deficit of 84, Westmoreland, in their second time at bat, were 132 for five when time was called. Former national youth batsman Shahid Crooks, 43, and Nick Blackwood, 32, collated most runs. The final is set for next weekend. MOST RUNS Title-holders Melbourne and dethroned champions Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will meet in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup after both teams registered convincing victories in semi-final action yesterday. Melbourne, buoyed by centuries from Jamaica Scorpions batsmen, Guyanese Trevon Griffiths and Tarique White, and a five-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Christopher Lamont, defeated Kingston Cricket Club on first-innings point at Chedwin Park. Whereas, the JDF, spurred on by an unbeaten hundred from fast-bowling all-rounder Leighton Leslie, overcame the challenge of a spirited Westmoreland, also on first innings, at Sabina Park. Melbourne, who posted imposing first-innings total of 415 for eight declared on day one and had Kingston on the limp at nine for two, picked up where they left off and went on to bowl out their opposition for 160. Leading the way for the men from Courtney Walsh Drive was Lamont, who, bowling his leg-spinners, claimed four for 53.last_img read more

Egypt coach expects Salah to play against Russia

first_imgYEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP):Egypt coach Hector Cuper couldn’t say for certain whether Mohamed Salah’s absence was the thing that cost his team during its 1-0 loss to Uruguay at the World Cup.But he also wasn’t sure that his star striker couldn’t have helped the Pharaohs pull off an upset in their Group A opener.”Mo Salah is an important player for us, that is without a doubt,” Cuper said after Friday’s match. “Perhaps if Mo had been on the pitch today the outcome could have been different, but we’ll never know that.”The odds of Salah sitting out back-to-back World Cup games with his injured left shoulder are even slimmer.On Thursday, Cuper was optimistic that Salah would play in the opener. But he said the decision was made to be cautious yesterday. Though he quickly added he thinks Salah will be ready for Tuesday’s crucial match against Russia in St Petersburg.Questions”The decision is always taken by myself and the staff, especially in a case like Mo Salah’s case,” Cuper said.”Yesterday we were quite certain during that training session he would play. After the session there was question whether if he fell if he could get another injury.”So we decided not to take that risk because we want to be sure we have him in top form in our match against Russia and Saudi Arabia.”Egypt had only eight shots on goal and three on target against Uruguay as they struggled to create opportunities inside Uruguay’s well-organised defence.Marwan Mohsen did his best to push the action in Salah’s place. It just wasn’t the same.”I think we have what we have, and we try to do our best with what we have,” Cuper said. “I think we do have good forwards and good players to do a good job here at the World Cup.”last_img read more

JRA confident despite Pan Am Handgun Champs delay

first_img “I know that with the support of the Government, the challenges will be resolved,” Gardner said. “I know that all participants from the Government side are working very hard to get the necessary clearances and permits in place in keeping with the laws of Jamaica as well as Jamaica’s obligation under international law.” Competitors from over 25 countries are down to compete in this year’s championships, including the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Estonia, Argentina, Brazil, and Ukraine, as well as other participants from North America and the Caribbean. The championship is open to spectators and has an entry fee of $1,000 per day. Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon will host the first two days on Monday and Tuesday, with action switching to the JRA on Mountain View Avenue from July 25-26 and on Saturday, July 28. FIXING CHALLENGES Alastair Stewart, secretary of the Jamaica Rifle Association (JFA), said that the organisation is working assiduously to ensure a smooth start to this year’s staging of the Pan American Handgun Championships. The tournament’s pre-match shooting exercise for officials and sponsors failed to get off the ground at the JRA shooting range on Mountain View Avenue yesterday after the licences and permits for overseas competitors were yet be to granted by the Jamaican authorities. “At the moment, we have had a delay in starting the match,” said Gardner. “We have had about a 24-hour delay where we should have been starting to shoot what we called a pre-match, which is just for a small number of the match officials as well as for sponsors but not for regular shooters, and so, we are doing everything we can to get past the delay,” Gardner said. He added that this championship is supported by the Government through the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, so they have been working around the clock to sort out the issues.last_img read more

Mbappe sees red after scoring late goal

first_imgPARIS (AP): Kylian Mbappe scored a brilliant late goal and got sent off right at the end of Paris Saint-Germain’s pulsating 4-2 win at Nimes in the French league yesterday. Two weeks after coming off the bench to score twice against Guingamp, he bailed out PSG with an unstoppable 77th-minute strike to make it 3-2. Chasing down a high ball on a PSG counterattack, Mbappe cushioned it expertly on the inside of his right foot without breaking stride, directing the ball into his path so he could then lash a fizzing shot into the roof of the net. PSG have won all four games and lead Dijon and Toulouse by three points. With seconds remaining, Mbappe reacted to a late challenge from midfielder Teji Savanier and shoved the player forcefully to the ground. Referee Jerome Brisard, who showed Mbappe a yellow card for petulantly kicking the ball away in the first half, instantly brandished a red. But the 19-year-old star of France’s World Cup-winning campaign was berated by his own goalkeeper Alphonse Areola for his wild reaction. Savanier was also sent off. Mbappe will get an automatic one-match suspension but does not regret what he did. “If it happened again, I’d do the same thing and I’d say sorry to all the fans and everyone else, but I can’t tolerate this kind of thing,” Mbappe said. “If it’s the same foul when a player’s trying to go for the ball, that’s no problem, but he had no intention to go for the ball.” Neymar and winger Angel Di Maria put PSG seemingly in control at 2-0 by half-time. Then at 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining, Thiago Silva caught the back of midfielder Theo Valls’ leg as he turned inside the penalty area. Brisard waved away penalty calls but changed his mind after video review. Savanier equalised from the spot and Nimes had clawed back from 2-0 down.last_img read more

Paul Wright | Asses cannot manage assets

first_img ‘A bad year’ In schoolboy football, Jamaica College have proven themselves to be the kings of inter-school competition. Champions year after year. A new coach takes over, and as the season reaches the interesting and vital stages of the different competitions, the team is out-coached when the results really matter. Yet, when asked, members of the management team insist that nothing will change. Apparently, 2018 was just a bad year, notwithstanding that the effort and resources put into the preparation this year has come to naught. “Always mounting losses, procrastination and delays, exacerbated opportunity costs, low morale, and reduced productivity.” There has got to be a time when results matter. There has got to be a time when we recognise that “quality people beget quality services, asses beget asininity”. We are too blessed with sporting talent to be stressed with these kind of defeats. Those placed in charge of our sportsmen and sportswomen MUST be given a programme of goals and aspirations, with the certain knowledge that failure WILL result in termination. If not, we will be constantly turning the corner or going back to the drawing board. As I watched the Windies men’s cricket team crash to another defeat, and agonised at the meltdown of the ladies playing in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 (T20) competition, an article published in the Daily Gleaner, ‘Asses and assets’ became relevant. The author is quoted as saying: “When Government officials sidestep the right people for the job and put their asinine cronies in management positions, which are above their competency levels, guess what happens? When lower-level government employees are forced to grapple with corruption and incompetence from above, guess what happens. Mounting losses, procrastination and delays, exacerbated opportunity costs, low morale, and reduced productivity within government. Asses cannot manage assets.” In sports in the West Indies, I have seen no evidence of corruption, but incompetence and mismanagement. I can fill many column inches with examples. I have recognised the innate talent of Jamaican and, indeed, West Indian sportsmen and sportswomen. However, there is an ever recurring problem when it comes to getting the right team together, and if and when the right team members are selected, the incompetence of those managing the assets is laid bare. The Windies Women T20 team has not been having a good year of competition. So there was little expectation of our ladies winning the World Cup, currently taking place on ‘home’ soil. But once the competition started, the grit, determination and tactical nous of our ladies filled our collective hearts with joy and hope. Then, after systematically defeating all that came before our ladies, in the semi-finals, the coach and captain (according to the captain) decided that batting first, with all its success in the previous matches, was not the way to go. Give the Aussie ladies the opportunity to bat first, put up a fighting total, and then let our ladies, who have not been batting well for the whole tournament, go out and chase! Ugh! Guess what happened. Asses cannot manage assets. Those in charge of managing the assets of our senior men’s cricket team use every opportunity to tell us how well they have been doing, while the team slides relentlessly down the ranking of world cricket. Bangladesh beat us in two and a half days! How good a job is that? Has Trumpian philosophy been transported here?last_img read more