HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP): New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 38 runs with 14 balls to spare in the third one-day international yesterday and took the series 2-1 after losing the first match.Made to bat first, stand-in captain Kane Williamson anchored the New Zealand innings for nearly 30 overs in scoring 90, setting up a competitive total of 273-6.The Zimbabwe openers made a great start until Chamu Chibhabha missed Mitchell McClenaghan and lost his off stump at 97-1. In the face of some terrific fielding, Sean Williams kept Zimbabwe in the hunt with 63 runs off 62 balls until he was caught on the boundary, the eighth man down in the 46th over.Zimbabwe were all out for 235.Fast bowler McClenaghan, who took only one wicket in the first two matches, claimed a team-best 3-36.series awardsWilliamson’s 90 off 109 balls, his sixth straight fifty-plus ODI score and fourth in the 90s, helped him to the man of the match and series awards.He enjoyed fruitful half-century partnerships with opener Martin Guptill (42) and Grant Elliott (36) before he was out to a stunning catch by Craig Ervine. Ervine made a running catch on the long-on boundary, threw the ball up before going over the line, and jumped back just in time to make the second catch.An unbeaten 50 off the last 25 balls between James Neesham – in for the injured Ross Taylor – and Nathan McCullum boosted the Kiwis to 273-6.Zimbabwe, eyeing its first ODI series win over New Zealand in 14 years, began promisingly until Chibhabha lost his focus, and fellow opener Hamilton Masakadza (57) fell in the next over.The teams play a tour-ending Twenty20 tomorrow.
BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): Left-hander Darren Bravo was nearing a half-century as he led a West Indies fightback on the rain-hit opening day of their four-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI here yesterday. Opting to bat first, West Indies finished on 154 for six, on a day at the Allan Border Field when only 60 overs were possible because of interruptions for weather. Bravo was unbeaten on 46 at the close, an innings that helped to stabilise the Caribbean side’s innings after they lay in virtual ruins at 83 for five inside the first hour after lunch. However, Bravo anchored two stands to revive the innings, adding 32 for the sixth wicket with captain Jason Holder, who scored 26, and a further 39 in an unbroken seventh wicket stand with Carlos Brathwaite, who was unbeaten on 25 at the close. Holder faced 34 balls and counted two fours and a six, while Brathwaite’s knock has required 46 deliveries and included a four and two sixes. Bravo has, so far, consumed 135 balls and included six fours and a six. He was missed on one off leg-spinner Cameron Boyce, but put his head down to be unbeaten on 11 when bad light forced lunch to be taken early at 52 for two. West Indies got a cautious start from Kraigg Brathwaite and Rajindra Chandrika, who put on 32 for the first wicket before both fell to 20-year-old seamer James Bazley within 34 balls of each other with just three runs added. Chandrika batted an hour and faced 45 deliveries for his 10 before missing a full length delivery and falling lbw, while Brathwaite hit 21 from 64 balls before driving at a wide delivery and nicking a catch to Josh Inglis at first slip. Marlon Samuels, unbeaten on six at lunch, scored a run-a-ball 19 with two fours and a six to put on 21 with Bravo, but was one of three wickets to fall for 17 runs as Jermaine Blackwood (1) and Denesh Ramdin (0) also perished cheaply. Bazley has so far taken two for 27, while fast bowler Simon Milenko has chipped in with two for 33. The game is the only tour fixture before West Indies face Australia in the opening Test in Hobart on December 10.
Outstanding Holy Trinity High School footballer Jordan Foote, who last Thursday had his leg amputated due to life-threatening bone cancer, is thankful to be alive, but his coach says he will need counselling to overcome the loss.”He needs some professional help with counselling,” his coach Devon Anderson said as the former schoolboy football star begins to cope with life as an amputee.The coach, who admits he has been a driving force and like a father to the cancer-stricken player, is hoping to receive assistance with a prosthetic leg for his charge.His leg was amputated five inches above the knee during surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies last Thursday.get assistance”We would like a prosthetic leg for him. I have been doing some research and for someone to come from Cuba to put it (prosthetic) on it will cost about $1.4 million. We would really like to put it out there so he can get assistance,” Anderson told The Gleaner yesterday.He added that Foote is now recovering at home, and it will take four to six months before his leg heals.Organisations such as schoolboy football sponsor FLOW, the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association and the Premier League Clubs Association had assisted the player with his recent surgery and Anderson is hoping the same generosity can come to his rescue again.”He puts the best outside and puts on a brave face when he sees people, but deep down the loss is very hard to take,” Anderson stressed.Eighteen-year-old Foote made a name for himself as a Holy Trinity player last year in the FLOW Super Cup competition. They were surprise finalists and were beaten in the championship match by Jamaica College.
Physical fitness can be tested and assessed through various ways. Maximum Strength 1. The one repetition max test using free weights or multi-gym equipment. Add weight gradually to work to maximum you can lift. Allow recovery between each lift. 2. Hand grip dynamometer test is used to measure hand grip strength. The handle of the equipment is squeezed as hard as possible. The equipment will give readings of the strength of the grip. Muscular Power a. Standing Broad Jump – stand with feet comfortably apart behind a start line; bend knees, jump as far as possible. Measure the distance. b. Sergeant Jump – stand next to a wall, reach up with arm nearest to the wall, and mark the highest point you can reach with both feet planted on the ground. Chalk your fingertips and leap upwards marking the wall at the highest point. Measure the distance between marks. Muscular Endurance 1. Sit ups Test – measures muscular endurance of abdominal muscles. Lie on the floor with knees bent, hands across the chest and feet flat on the floor. Raise your trunk until your elbows are touching the knees. Then lower yourself to the floor again. Complete as many as possible within 30 seconds Men Women High Score >26 >23 Low Score <21 <17 2. Press-up Test – measures muscular endurance of chest and shoulder muscles. Complete as many as possible in 60 seconds. Speed 30m speed test. Mark the start line, then measure 30m from the start line, mark the finish line. Stand 20m behind the start line, get a partner to record your speed in seconds from the moment you cross the start line to the finish line. At go sprint as fast as you can from there to the finish. Men Women High Score <7.2 seconds <7.8 seconds Low Score>9.1 seconds >9.7 seconds Agility Illinois Agility 50m shuttle run test An area is marked for a shuttle including a start and a finish. Lying face down on the floor behind a starting line, leap to your feet and complete the designated course which involves running around a series of obstacles in the shortest time. Men Women High Score <15.9 seconds <17.8 seconds Low Score>18.8 seconds >23.4 seconds Balance Stork Stand Stand comfortably on both feet with hands on hips. Lift one leg and place the toes on the knee of the other. Raise the heel of the planted foot and stand on toes for as long as possible. High score – >49 seconds Low score – <10 seconds Coordination Alternate Hand Wall Toss Test Stand two metres from wall, toss a tennis ball from right hand to wall and catch it with your left hand. Repeat using alternate hand for 30 seconds. High score ->35 catches Low score – <20 catches Reaction Time This can be measured by computerised programmes that ask for a response as quickly as possible to a stimulus such as a sound or visual cue. Reaction time is a person’s speed of reaction to a stimulus. It depends on the efficiency of the nervous system (sensory and motor) and high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibres. Flexibility Sit and reach test for hamstring flexibility Turn a bench on its side, tape a ruler on top, sit with feet flat against the bench, legs straight and slowly reach forward as far as you can. The distance the fingertips reached on the ruler is recorded. Male Female High score 11cm and above 16cm and above Low score Less than -5cm less than 1cm Shoulder hyperextension test for the chest and shoulders Lie face down on the floor with arms stretched out in front, hold a metre rule with hands shoulder width apart. Raise your arms as high as possible, keeping your chin on the ground and stick parallel to the floor. The height is measured. Male Female High score 41cm and above 46cm and above Low score 0-10cm 0-15cm Body Composition Modern testing equipment can take skinfold measurement using calliper and reference tables. The BMI can also be used. BMI=Weight (kg)/Height squared (m2) Underweight - <20 Overweight – 25-30 Obese ->30
Having posted a “satisfying” 10.07 seconds in the 100 metres at last weekend’s UTech/MVP Classic inside the National Stadium, 2013 IAAF World Championship silver medallist, Warren Weir, says his eyes are firmly set on competing well this season and having fun.The 200m Racers Track Club star says he is in the process of bouncing back from an injury-plagued 2015.More disappointingly, Weir had to settle for a semi-final finish at the World Athletics Championships that same year.This year, however, he assured he is working patiently to put in some big performances.”I am very, very wonderful. I must say give God thanks (that) I finished another injury-free race and my recovery phase is going very good,” Weir said after running on Saturday.Buoyed by that 10.07 and while hoping to go quicker, the athlete says fast times aren’t his priority.”Not pressuring myself; you know that you are fit, but until you run that race that’s when you know where you really are so after that result I feel really, really good,” he stressed. “Just putting in the work and the time will speak for itself.”Weir reasoned that it is back to the drawing board and more training, and leaving decisions in his coach’s hands.”I Just have to strengthen those areas and put in new techniques and work in training, the at-home training is also important. We put all those into place and so it’s coming on very good,” outlined the Glen Mills- coached athlete.He furthered noted that Mills will decide what events he will do, or if he could possibly do the sprint double this year.”The big man (Glen Mills) will say when it’s time and what to do. We just take the orders. I am just looking forward towards having fun and just competing. I just run and take the orders from coach, so that’s how it works,” he added.
COUVA, Trinidad (CMC):Tom Saintfiet appealed for more time to shape the Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors into a formidable force following elimination from the CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers.An extra-time brace from Andrew Jean-Baptiste upstaged a hat-trick from Shahdon Winchester and saw Haiti continue on the road to the Gold Cup, following a 4-3 victory over T&T on Sunday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in this central Trinidad town.The result followed the Soca Warriors splitting a pair of friendlies with Nicaragua and losing 2-1 in extra time against Suriname in another Gold Cup qualifier.”I had very limited time,” said Saintfiet. “I came here a week before the games started and I had to select a squad, so I was seeing some matches and I was counting on advice.”Many of the top Soca Warriors’ players were not available, due to one reason or another, and Saintfiet said this affected the competitiveness of his side.”We had no FIFA dates and we invited Khaleem Hyland, Jan-Michael Williams, Levi Garcia, John Bostock, Kevin Molino, Joevin Jones, Cordell Cato and Mekeil Williams (and all of them could not show up),” he said.”We invited a lot of players who were not available for several reasons, not released because of FIFA dates or personally not ready to perform for the team.”There are consequences if you have a lot of good players missing for such important games. On the other side, I saw in these two weeks the boys growing, working very hard and I think even the local people discovered some local players that they never expected to play at this level.”WARRIORS’ PLAYING ASSETSSaintfiet said the matches allowed him to get a better grasp of the depth of the playing assets available to the Soca Warriors.”I have some good experiences of working with the boys, and for sure some of the players proved that in the future they have to be on the squad, but in the four matches in two weeks’ time, I learnt that some people are maybe not yet ready for it,” he said.Saintfiet will now turn his attention in the coming weeks to fine-tuning the side for resumption of World Cup qualification in March, when they are due to face Panama.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Chief selector Courtney Browne believes Vishal Singh can provide added stability in the West Indies middle order during the upcoming Test series against Pakistan. The 28-year-old left-hander was one of two uncapped players named in the 13-man squad to face Pakistan in the opening Test bowling off at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Vishal endured an underwhelming first-class season, but carved out an unbeaten 135 in the three-day tour match against the Pakistanis at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium last weekend to force his way into contention. “Vishal has been one of the more consistent batsmen in the regional four-day tournament over the last few seasons and had a very good A-Team series against Sri Lanka last year,” Browne pointed out. “His hundred over the weekend for the WICB President’s XI against the Pakistanis helped to fortify in our minds that he has a place in our squad. He gives us the option of a solid middle-order batsman around whom our more free-scoring players can bat.” Vishal managed over 700 runs last season and followed up with a superb 161 for West Indies A against Sri Lanka A in Pallekele last October. However, his returns this season have been poor, with just 317 runs at an average of 26. Ever since selectors axed the long-serving Shiv Chanderpaul two years ago, they have been without a steady hand in the middle order, and with Marlon Samuels dropped and Darren Bravo’s continued exile from the squad, Vishal is being viewed as a solution to the middle order. His Guyana Jaguars teammate Shimron Hetmyer has also found space in the squad following a season that yielded 496 runs, and Browne said the Youth World Cup captain was one for the future. “Shimron has shown a lot of maturity during this season of regional games and also within our A team,” Browne explained. “It is really satisfying to see someone that only a year ago was leading our Under-19 squad to the ICC Youth World Cup title progress so quickly to be considered for a place in the squad. “We want to wish the young man well and hope that he, like all the others, can grasp the opportunity when it presents itself.” Middle order stability
Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Reyes rattled off two names that fit his national program perfectly some years back.“Larry Fonacier and Jeff Chan are better, though they are (now) in the latter parts of their careers,” Reyes, who won this tournament in 2013 with the two gunslingers in an all-pro lineup, said. “They are the benchmarks for me.”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’He knows that he has a diamond in the rough in Wright, though, and Reyes also has one player in mind who is better at that shooting guard spot for the national team at this time.“For me, the ideal shooter (for the international game) is Marcio Lassiter,” Reyes said. “He is a great shooter, he is strong, he’s tough and he’s a great defender. That’s his advantage over all of them (Fonacier and Chan included). He is a much better defender than all of them.” IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “That’s typical of a scorer (being a weak defender),” Reyes said. “And he’s willing to learn that, to improve on that.”“In terms of overall value to the team, Marcio is better,” Reyes explained as he reiterated that defense helps teams win. “But if you talk of pure shooting alone, there’s no doubt that Matt has the edge over everyone else.”Reyes praised Wright for having the right attitude, something he made sure that the 6-foot-3 swingman possesses when he first laid eyes on him several years back in an Under-18 tournament.And with that, the Gilas coach knows that he will have the perfect player that he needs in due time, like as early as the start of the World Cup Qualifying in November back in this thriving country.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Cool and collected even in the most intense moments here, Wright is showing offensive skills best suited for Gilas in this tournament and he is making the opposition pay in very short instances that he is left open.Lassiter suited up for Gilas in its formative years and has never made it back since, with issues concerning his health keeping him out of the squad that played in Changsha, China, in the last Asian Championship.But Reyes likes what he sees, like Wright’s attitude and focus.“He’s willing to learn, he has the tools, he’s athletic and very smart,” Reyes said when asked if Wright is getting to the level that Lassiter is at now.And the first thing Reyes wants is for Wright to be able to defend better.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas’ Matthew Wright. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Is Matthew Wright the best shooter for Gilas Pilipinas?“It’s hard to say, because the measure of a great shooter is consistency,” coach Chot Reyes said on Sunday night after Wright put on a show and torched Chinese Taipei A with four triples in an 88-72 win in the Jones Cup Invitational that finally got the Filipinos on track.ADVERTISEMENT Air Force shoots down BaliPure LATEST STORIES 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 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 View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Cindy Resultay of Perlas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas needed only the first few minutes of the game to put Myanmar away en route to a 123-33 win in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament Tuesday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos, who raced to a 33-8 lead at the end of the opening period, had six players in double-digit scoring with Clare Castro leading the way.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The 6-foot-4 Castro out of Far Eastern University posted a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds with four blocks to boot.Cindy Resultay and Raiza Palmera-Dy added 16 points each for the Philippines, which got back on track after bowing to Indonesia, 78-68, Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTS Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Perlas padded on to its lead as the game progressed as it widened the gap to 50, 64-14, by halftime.The Philippines, which is eyeing its first-ever gold medal in women’s hoops after finishing fourth in the 2015 SEA Games, improved to 2-1. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sevilla moved to within eight points of the lead after defeating Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 at home.INNEFECTIVE MADRIDMadrid controlled possession and had most of the significant scoring chances at San Mames Stadium, but it was not able to get past Athletic goalkeeper Kepa.Also, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were denied by the woodwork.It was the first time Zidane fielded the same 11 Madrid used when it defeated Juventus in the Champions League final this year.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was sent off for a second yellow card in the 86th minute. Ramos was wearing a protective mask as he returned to action after breaking his nose two weeks ago.Midfielder Casemiro and right back Dani Carvajal will also miss next weekend’s match against Sevilla after being shown yellow cards.Athletic, 15th in the 20-team standings, was coming off elimination to third-division club Formentera inthe Copa del Rey.GRIEZMANN’S WINNERGriezmann scored an 88th-minute winner as Atletico Madrid defeated Real Sociedad 2-1 to move closer to Barcelona.“There is still a lot of league left,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said.Griezmann’s winner was a tap-in after Saul Niguez’s header went across the goalmouth toward the far post, where the France striker waited to score his fourth goal in his last three games.“We know that we didn’t play a great match, but the victory will give us confidence,” Griezmann said.It was the fourth straight win for Atletico, which dominated at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.Sociedad scored first with a penalty kick by striker Willian Jose.Atletico kept pressing and missing. It finally equalized in the 63rd when left back Felipe Luis cleared a defender inside the area and fired into the far corner. Clippers’ Austin Rivers fined $25,000 for outburst at fan Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo laments after missing a goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)MADRID — Barcelona stumbled again, and Real Madrid wasn’t able to capitalize.Madrid missed a chance to move closer to the top of the Spanish league standings after being held by Athletic Bilbao to 1-1 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Deportivo is just outside the relegation zone.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It could have moved within six points of the lead after Barcelona drew at home against Celta Vigo 2-2 for its second consecutive setback, but Zinedine Zidane’s team struggled in Bilbao and remained eight points behind the Catalan rival after 14 matches.“We are disappointed,” Zidane said. “We are eight points behind because we haven’t been able to score more goals. It would have been great to have reduced the gap now, but we will have other opportunities.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMadrid is three points behind second-place Valencia, which plays at Getafe on Sunday.Madrid also lost ground to third-place Atletico Madrid, which defeated Real Sociedad 2-1 at home with alate winner by Antoine Griezmann. BARCELONA SETBACKBarcelona stumbled for the second consecutive week, losing points at home for the first time after 18 straight league victories at Camp Nou in a streak almost a year old.Barcelona had won 11 of its 13 league matches entering the weekend. Its other setbacks were draws at Atletico Madrid and, last week, at Valencia.Celta, which lost only two of its last five games against Barcelona, opened the scoring with Iago Aspas’ close-range shot 20 minutes in.Lionel Messi equalized two minutes later from inside the area after an assist by Paulinho, taking his league-leading tally to 13.Luis Suarez put Barcelona ahead after a low cross by Jordi Alba in the 61st, becoming Barcelona’s 10th all-time top scorer with 127 in 165 games.Celta evened the match less than 10 minutes later thanks to Maxi Gomez being set up by Aspas in a breakaway. Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti hurt his right hamstring in the play, and could be out until February.Barcelona captain Andre Iniesta also had to be substituted because of an apparent injury early in the second half.SEVILLA STAYS CLOSESevilla moved to within eight points of Barcelona by defeating Deportivo La Coruna 2-0.Wissam Ben Yedder has scored five in his last three matches. 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