Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell said they have been paying close attention to the various health and political issues affecting Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and that they were pleased with the precautions and countermeasures being taken. The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has been a major cause for concern going into the 2016 Olympic Games. The virus, which the World Health Organization has declared an international public health emergency, has created great uncertainty and has left many doubting whether or not they should attend the games in the South American country. There is also the issue of an impeachment in congress for the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, while there are also concerns with water pollution. Noting that he hopes that the political situation can be resolved before the games commence on August 5, Fennell said he was comfortable with the situation at this point. “In Rio, there are a number things we have to deal with. Everyone knows there is a public health problems with the ZIKV, but we are quite comfortable with the arrangements that have been made for the protection of the athletes, officials and other people, so we are satisfied Brazil has taken all the precautions that are necessary and we are monitoring that carefully,” Fennell said. He also believes it would be best if the country’s leaders resolve the uncertain political situation ahead of the games. “What has not directly impacted the games but will affect the nation is the government situation in Brazil. The president of the country is facing impeachment, and that always presents a challenge when you have political uncertainty. We just have to wait and see how it unfolds, but it would be best if that is sorted out before the games not, just for Jamaica, but for the whole world.” he continued. Meanwhile, the long-serving JOA boss believes that the Olympic Games today plays an even greater role in enhancing the careers and reputation of sportsmen and women right across the globe. “The demand for a place on the Olympic team is even greater than ever before because it is such an important event in the life and career of any sports person. It’s the ultimate achievement, representing your country at the Olympic Games. This has been enhanced even more for those athletes, who are following careers, as representing your country at the Olympic Games opens up doors for professional contacts later on, and if you medal it even goes much further … it’s a tremendous thing for the athlete,” added Fennell. NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
baseball roll outThe Municipality of Portmore will hit-start the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA) all-island project called “Baseball roll-out”.President of the JBA, Urel Gordon, has been busy getting schools registered as affiliates of his organisation.The main aim of the project is to spread the game of baseball throughout Jamaica.Errol Matthias the coordinator of the project said that this initiative will commence in Portmore, on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. It is tentatively set for the UDC field, across from the Portmore Mall. Approximately 230 children, ages nine-12, from primary and preparatory schools will be taught the dynamics of the game. The theme for the project is “pitch it”, “hit it”, “field it”, “catch it”. The JBA on a broader scale will target players from age nine to 19 in primary, prep, junior high and high schools across the island. United continues unbeaten runDefending champions Passagefort United appear to have no equal in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League as they won their eighth match in a row last Sunday.Passagefort United surged to 32 points from eight games and lead by an 11-point margin, after they defeated fourth place, Garveymeade (17 points), 250-232. In other games, second place Cumberland (21 points), handed last place Portsmouth their seventh defeat of the season while third place Waterford (19 points), were on the losing end, 250-248 to a resurgent Westmeade Rising Stars (16 points). Games on tomorrow: (Home teams named first), Garveymeade vs Ken’s Wildflower; Passagefort United vs Waterford and Westmeade Rising Stars vs Portsmouth. All games begin at 1 p.m.Portmore Primary competitions put on holdThe INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football and Netball Leagues will not start next week as planned.INSPORTS Sports Officers Andrea Hanson and Judith Thomas said at a meeting with coaches that a new date in November is being looked at for the commencement of the leagues. The Football League was scheduled to start on Thursday, October 8 while the Netball League was set to begin on Thursday, October 15. The opening day schedule for both competitions remains the same. Portsmouth Primary are defending champions for both leagues.Classic return to winning waysVeteran club Caribbean Classic returned to winning ways after their shock defeat to Spit Fyah in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA), mid-season final. They defeated Naggo Head 300-272 last Sunday.Spit Fyah, the newly crowned mid-season champions, easily beat Memory Lane 300-238. In other games Giants stampede Eradication 300-288; Waterhouse United cut down Small Axe 300-252; Right Stuff turned back Highlight Strikers 300-265; Tamerind Tree got past Feluchie 300-263; Spring Village triumphed 300-282 over Exceptional International and Ten to Ten beat Sour Sop Tree 300-281. The competition continues tomorrow with a full slate of games.Passagefort
The horses have come out in full force for tomorrow’s 12-race programme at Caymanas Park, featuring the season’s first grade one-trophy race, the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy and the Long Shot Trophy for $180,000 claimers, both over 1300 metres.Both the Pick-9 and Super-6 start anew after they were cornered last Saturday, the Pick-9 offering the guaranteed minimum of $1 million and both Super-6s minimum payouts of $750,00. The Pick-9 will embrace races four to 12, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race seven to 12.Seven starters have been declared to contest the opening race over 1820 metres (restricted allowance 3), including co-favourites BALLON D’OR and MIND SET, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis and four-time champion Omar Walker, respectively.Both are well suited to the distance, and along with recent winner TURBO MACHINE CAT, should ensure keen competition. MIND SET from the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta has the most appealing form, having finished two lengths second to DREAMCOMETRUE over 1500 metres on January 9. The Anthony Nunes-trained BALLON D’OR caught the eye when running on well for third to stable-companion SOUTHERN CRUISE over 1400 metres on January 30 and will only go down fighting. MIND SET, however, has greater pace and will get first run and thus gets the nod.MAIDEN CONDITION RACENext on the programme is a 4-y-o and up maiden condition race in which SLEW DI CLOCK under top apprentice Linton Steadman, LAZZA with apprentice Hakeem Pottinger, and the lightly-aced EL SALADO with in-form apprentice Bebeto Harvey, should have the finish to themselves in a 10-strong field.EL SALADO, a 4-y-o bay colt by Deputy Glitters out of Muchacha Favourita from the stables of Randolph Scott, has shown promise in two races last year, and although sidelined for nearly 11 months, has looked sharp enough at exercise to return on a winning note against such moderate opposition.LAZZA has good pace and could use it to best advantage, while SLEW DI CLOCK finished second to CRUCIAL VALOUR over this trip on December 23 and could go one better.SILVER CLOUD, who went under in a driving finish as the favourite to the rank outsider ABBEY ROAD over 1400 metres recently, is programmed to recoup losses in the third race over 1600 metres in which the free-running filly BUBBLING KITTEN and the late-kicking ORIGINAL TRAIN are twin dangers in a quality field of six.ITALIANO, who has won two of his last four races, steps down in class (claiming $450,000 – $400,000) for the fourth race over 1200 metres and now back with his old connections (claimed), including jockey Omar Walker, represents a five-star banker in a nine-strong field. The grey gelding won back-to-back races for popular owner O’Shaun Connection and trainer Neive Graham some weeks ago but was subsequently claimed. He was reclaimed by Graham last Saturday after finishing third to DWAYNE STAR on a $500,000 tag and cannot be opposed on a $450,000 tag.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the speedy BIG DATA under Aaron Chatrie and SPORTING CLAY with three-time champion Dane Nelson in division one of the Long Shot Trophy. Their respective dangers are MISTER BONES and PRINCE O’SHAUN.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MND SET/BALLON D’OR(2) SLEW DI CLOCK/ELSALADO(3) SILVER CLOUD/ORIGINAL TRAIN(4) ITALIANO(5) BIG DATA/MISTER BONES(6) SPORTING CLAY/PRINCE O’SHAUN
MANCHESTER, England (AP):There’s growing competition for discovery of the season in the English Premier League.Leading the way are N’Golo Kante, the box-to-box French midfielder propelling Leicester to an unlikely title triumph; Dele Alli, the Tottenham playmaker plucked from England’s third tier; and Marcus Rashford, Manchester United’s 18-year-old striker who seems born for the big time.Time to add Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi to the list.Iwobi, like Rashford, is a shy yet fearless teenager who has burst onto centre stage in the world’s most popular league in recent weeks. Arsenal’s all-star midfield is a tough department to break into, yet Iwobi has achieved it seemingly out of nowhere.He has started four of Arsenal’s last five matches, including a Champions League game away to the mighty Barcelona. He has scored and been named man of the match in the last two appearances, against Everton and Watford in the Premier League.Theo Walcott is in desperate need of game time to retain his place in England’s squad for the European Championship, but is currently playing second fiddle to Iwobi on the right wing.He may have to get used to it.Iwobi, 19, is the nephew of Nigeria great Jay-Jay Okocha and has been at Arsenal since the age of eight, having grown up in London. He is a powerful, hard-working, technically gifted attacker with an eye for goal just as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger likes it.BIG HITIwobi, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as the three floating forwards behind the main striker? It’s some prospect and already proving a big hit.”He is an intelligent boy who loves football, very passionate about the game, keen to learn, very humble as well,” Wenger has said of Iwobi.”It’s surprising how quickly he’s integrated into our game.”Iwobi’s accomplished display at the Camp Nou really made people sit up and take note of a player who didn’t start a game in the first half of the season. During the recent international break, Iwobi made his debut for Nigeria in a loss to Egypt – stamping his allegiance to the African country having played for England’s youth teams up to under-18 level.A call-up to Nigeria’s squad for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August is in the offing – but first he might just be Arsenal’s secret weapon as the team looks to secure a 19th straight season of Champions League football.Impressive wins over Everton and Watford have consolidated third place with seven games left, and even kept Arsenal with an outside shot at the title. That, however, would require an implosion by surprise leaders Leicester, who are seven clear of second-place Tottenham and 11 ahead of Arsenal, who have a game in hand.Arsenal visit West Ham tomorrow while Leicester travel to relegation-threatened Sunderland and Tottenham host Manchester United.TITLE IN SIGHTLeicester are grinding out the wins as they close in on arguably the most stunning title success in English football history, having picked up four straight 1-0 victories ahead of the trip to Sunderland.Sunderland are proving tough to beat of late, drawing their last four games, but have slipped four points from safety. Sunderland might be in more desperate need of the points at the Stadium of Light.
While there is time to recover, given the top three teams qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia and the fourth-place finisher advances to a play-off against Asia’s No. 5 team, players seemed confused by Klinsmann’s tactics, such as a 3-4-1-2 formation. “Today, we made the difficult decision of parting ways with Jurgen Klinsmann,” Gulati said. “There were considerable achievements along the way … but there were also lesser publicised efforts behind the scenes. He challenged everyone in the US. Soccer community to think about things in new ways, and thanks to his efforts we have grown as an organization and expect there will be benefits from his work for years to come.” Arena was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. As US coach, he led the Americans to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals in the team’s best finish since 1930. NEW YORK (AP): Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as coach of the US football team yesterday, six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying. Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favourite to succeed Klinsmann. Arena coached the national team from 1998 to 2006. Qualifying resumes when the US hosts Honduras on March 24 and play four days later at Panama. “While we remain confident that we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018, the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction,” US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “With the next qualifying match in late March, we have several months to refocus the group and determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth consecutive World Cup.” A former German star forward who has lived mostly in southern California since retiring as a player in 1998, Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley in July 2011 and led the team to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title and the second round of the 2014 World Cup, where the Americans lost to Belgium in extra time. But the US was knocked out by Jamaica in last year’s Gold Cup semi-finals and lost to Mexico in a play-off for a Confederations Cup berth. The team rebounded to reach the Copa America semi-finals before losing to Argentina 4-0. But this month Mexico beat the Americans 2-1 at Columbus, Ohio, in the first home qualifying loss for the US since 2001. And last week, the Americans were routed in Costa Rica, dropping to 0-2 in the hexagonal, as the final round of World Cup qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean is known. CONFUSING TACTICS
Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27. In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen’s face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m. Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen’s at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semi-final at 3:30 p.m. Former champions Queen’s and Gaynstead will close the day’s proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m. BIG FAVOURITES History will be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls’ netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue. Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical. Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.
Football lovers at the National Stadium had a night of nostalgia as the Jamaica Heroes defeated the Brazil All-Stars 2-1 earlier tonight. Jamaica’s goals, before just over 5,000 spectators, came from a penalty taken by Gregory Simmonds in the first half and Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner with a quickly taken free kick in the second half, after a moment of brilliance from crowd favourite Walter “Blacka Pearl” Boyd to win a foul. Correa Motta de Freitas had levelled for the visitors just after half time. The game featured legends of Jamaican and Brazilian football from the 90s and 2000s such as Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore and Andy “Bomber” Williams of Jamaica and Rivaldo and Edmilson of Brazil.
Caymanas Park Results for May 10, 2017 Track Condition : Dirt : Good Race 1 1300 M (Purse $540,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CLAIMING ($350,0-$300,0) 1. #4 CONNOR SEllis 54.0 $189.00 $55.00 *2. #3 MOUNT ZION KING BebHarvey2 54.0 2-1/4L $51.00 3. #1 BREEZY RMcNaughton 54.0 3-1/2L $53.00 4. #6 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS RoshJohnson4 52.5 1-3/4L Final Time : 1:24.0 Splits : 24.1, 49.0, 1:16.2 Winner : 5yo gr colt – SILVER MOON – CONNELL TOWN Trainer : RAYMOND TOWNSEND Owner: RAYMOND TOWNSEND Bred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD. Qu: $200.00 Ex: $446.00 Trifecta: $201.00 Race 2 1400 M (Purse $620,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) 1. #1 ASKABOUTME AndrePowell3 54.0 $132.00 2. #4 MISS ADDI JInnis2 50.0 1-1/4L 3. #3 LITTLE PRINCE RHalledeen 55.0 2-3/4L 4. #2 HOMECOMING OScott4 49.0 6L DNF #7 QUEENOFSAINTROSE AntThomas3 49.5 Late scratch : #6 INDY ARAZI Final Time : 1:31.1 Splits : 24.4, 49.2, 1:16.3, Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRACKING – PRINCESS ZANAI Trainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : BERESFORD BROADBELL Bred by PERCY TOMLINSON NOTE: HORSE #3 LITTLE PRINCE PASSED THE POST FIRST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED THIRD. Qu: $1,715.00 Ex: $1,650.00 D/E: $535.00 Trifecta: $1,188.00 Race 3 1400 M (Purse $750,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4) 1. #6 STORMING WHenry 53.0 $174.00 $114.00 2. #4 COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 7L $208.00 3. #2 VISION OF GOLD OWalker 56.0 5-1/2L $166.00 4. #1 STIR IT UP JPatterson2 50.0 47/1 Neck Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:12.4, Winner : 5yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – PSYCHE Trainer : KINGSLEY DAVIS Owner : THE PLAYER Bred by ASTON MARSH (DR.) Qu: $1,056.00 Ex: $2,271.00 D/E: $685.00 Trifecta: $2,096.00 Rolling Triple: $4,380.00 Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I) 1. #10 SWEET PEPPA SEllis 55.0 $143.00 $54.00 *2. #6 SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS JPatterson2 51.0 *4/5 31/2 $53.00 3. #7 AURELIA’S SUMMER RHalledeen 53.5 2L $66.00 4. #8 BAD GAL HILLARY OEdwards2 51.0 1-1/2L Final Time : 0:59.2 Splits : 22.4, 46.0, , Winner : 3yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – HONEYMOON BAY Trainer :RICHARD N. AZAN Owner: MILADE & RICHARD AZAN Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Qu: $152.00 Ex: $438.00 D/E: $983.00 Superfecta: $1,187.00 Rolling Triple: $4,344.00 Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -COLTS & GELDINGS *1. #4 CARTEL KRobinson 54.0 $114.00 $62.00 2. #8 AHUAGAIN SEllis 54.0 3/4L $88.00 3. #1 PEEPING TOM RoshJohnson4 52.5 3L $74.00 4. #3 ROCKDALE AndrePowell3 52.5 7/1 3/4 Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, , Winner : 3yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – TAIWANA Trainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : BALKRISHEN SAGAN-MARAJ Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Qu: $201.00 Ex: $418.00 D/E: $517.00 Superfecta: $1,614.00 Rolling Triple: $3,911.00 Race 6 1600 M (Purse $690,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3) 1. #3 COLORS OF WAR JPatterson2 50.0 $283.00 $143.00 2. #8 ST. BERNARD OFoster 54.0 4L $186.00 3. #2 MINNIFFIA JInnis2 50.0 1-1/4L $187.00 4. #11 SUPREME MAGIC PFrancis 52.0 3-1/4L *5. #5 COUNTER ATTACK RHalledeen 55.0 3-1/2L Late scratch : #9 NATASHADONTPLAY, #10 UNRULY TEXAS Final Time : 1:41.3 Splits : 25.0, 48.3, 1:14.0, Winner : 5yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – COLOUROFMONEY Trainer: JOSEPH THOMAS Owner : MICHAEL RUSSELL Bred by LAURENCE HEFFES Qu: $2,627.00 Ex: $6,658.00 D/E: $1,984.00 Trifecta: $6,049.00 Hi-5: $78,212.50 Rolling Triple: $8,364.00 Pick-4: $37,708.00 Super-6: $161,923.10 I’MSATISFIED TROPHY Race 7 2000 M (Purse $900,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II *1. #9 RADICAL OWalker 52.5 $76.00 $57.00 2. #5 WESTERN WARRIOR RHalledeen 54.0 1-1/2L $74.00 3. #1 PAPER CHASER JErwin 53.5 3L $78.00 4. #7 COUNCIL OF TRENT WHenry 56.0 1-1/4L DNF #6 SUPERBOLT SEllis 53.5 Final Time : 2:09.3 Splits: 24.3, 50.0, 1:13.4, 1:39.4 Winner : 3yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – NISTEL’S ANNETTE Trainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ALEXANDER HABER Bred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD. Qu: $217.00 Ex: $320.00 D/E: $468.00 Superfecta: $1,310.00 Rolling Triple: $1,915.00 Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II) 1. #1 TAZ OMullings 53.0 $867.00 $179.00 2. #7 LADY JAELA JErwin 55.0 2L $129.00 3. #2 SHE’S A LEGACY AntThomas3 50.0 3/4L $77.00 4. #3 LADY EXOTIC DDawkins2 51.0 1-3/4L 5. #6 MIRABILIS AChatrie 53.0 2-1/4L Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.3, 45.3, , Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – SUNSHINE OFMYLIFE Trainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MR. J.P.S. Bred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD. Qu: $2,248.00 Ex: $2,933.00 D/E: $582.00 Trifecta: $2,764.00 Hi-5: $51,109.50 Rolling Triple: $13,472.00 PlacePot 8: $84,411.00 Race 9 1100 M (Purse $1,150,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE 1. #4 ANOTHER BULLET OEdwards2 50.5 $623.00 $83.00 2. #1 CHACE THE GREAT DDawkins2 49.0 1-3/4L $87.00 *3. #5 POKER STAR OWalker 57.0 1/2L $53.00 4. #8 CRUCIAL APPEAL JErwin 56.0 2L 9. #9 TALENTED TONY K WHenry 52.0 Final Time : 1:05.2 Splits : 22.3, 46.1 Winner : 5yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTED Trainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : TAINIYA KERR Bred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITED NOTE: HORSE #8 CRUCIAL APPEAL PASSED THE POST THIRD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED FOURTH. Qu: $1,777.00 Ex: $2,825.00 D/E: $18,675.00 Superfecta: $5,528.00 Rolling Triple: $23,167.00 Race 10 1200 M (Purse $650,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) 1. #13 ABOGADO JPatterson2 52.0 $871.00 $311.00 2. #10 KACI OEdwards2 51.0 1-3/4L $357.00 3. #7 VICIOUS LOOK OMullings 56.0 1-3/4L $ 81.00 4. #2 BURLIN AChatrie 53.0 1-1/4L *5. #9 NOTHINGBUTTHEBEST BebHarvey2 53.5 2L Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.4, 48.1 Winner : 5yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS – FIRSTBORN Trainer : WELSH SOUTAR Owner: RICHARD WHYTE Bred by PERCY TOMLINSON Qu: $7,526.00 Ex: $25,591.00 D/E: $12,492.00 Trifecta: $36,444.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $196,852.50 Rolling Triple: $86,544.00 Pick-4: $328,324.00 (4 OF 4) Super-6: $27,296.80 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $1,269,303.75 Pick-9: $40,260.00 (7 OF 9); $575.00 (6 OF 9). Carry-over : $1,862,754.60
Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending 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 FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Russia’s Maria Lasitskene smiles with her gold medal after winning the women’s high jump competition at a Russian Grand Prix track and field indoor event in Moscow, Russia. Russia plans to send 19 athletes, including Sergei Shubenkov and Maria Lasitskene, to the track and field world championships in London in August 2017 despite its suspension from international competition over widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the International Association of Athletics Federations reviewed their history of drug testing. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)MOSCOW — Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping.The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the IAAF reviewed their history of drug testing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ NCAA: EAC snaps two-game slide, clips Mapua McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Maria Lasitskene is the overwhelming favorite to retain her high jump title, following an unbeaten season in the Diamond League. No other woman has leapt over two meters this year, but Lasitskene has done it at 11 different competitions.Sergei Shubenkov leads the charge for Russia’s men as he tries to win a second world title in the 110-meter hurdles.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’Russian Athletics Federation director Elena Orlova told Tass news agency on Monday that, besides the 19, it also filed paperwork for doping whistleblower and 800-meter runner Yulia Stepanova, but the federation isn’t in contact with her and believes she doesn’t intend to compete.Since they’re officially “neutral athletes” under IAAF rules, the Russians won’t be allowed to wear national colors and the Russian anthem won’t be played if they win gold. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A total of 38 Russians had exemptions that could have allowed them to compete at the championships, but many didn’t make the qualifying standards. Eleven more were approved only for youth events, and 106 applications were declined.Russia has been suspended since November 2015, when the first in a series of World Anti-Doping Agency investigations alleged drug use and cover-ups were common on its track team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
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