Kirani James to compete at Aliann Pompey Invitational

first_img… Troy Doris confirms his first showing in GuyanaTHE third edition of Guyana’s premier track and field meet, the Aliann Pompey Invitational, will be graced with the presence of Kirani James, the Grenadian 400 metres Olympic and World champion.The 25-year-old confirmed his participation recently.Set for the Leonora Track and Field Centre on June 30, the Aliann Pompey Invitational will also see Guyana’s Commonwealth Games triple-jump gold medallist Troy Doris, compete for the first time at home.“This is all round a great thing. To have an Olympic and World champion competing at the event while he’s still in his prime is a testament to where we want to take this competition,” said Pompey.According to the Commonwealth Games 400m gold medallist, James’ opening run after a year off is in the top 10 times in the world, while stating, “I am a huge Kirani fan and I know that Guyana will be an amazing audience for the ‘Jaguar’.“I know he’s interested in seeing some of Guyana so I’m hoping our Ministry of Tourism can show him a few of the many reasons Guyana should be a destination.”James, at the JN Racers Grand Prix on June 9 in Jamaica, clocked an impressive 44.35 seconds to win the 400m in his first race in over a year after recovering from Graves’ disease (an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones).The Grenadian’s time of 44.35 seconds is the eighth-best time in the world this year. James’ personal best in the 400m is 43.74 seconds, set in 2014.James had always been regarded as the Caribbean’s best talent over the 400 metres, though he has competed over the 200 metres with considerable amount of success, racing to a personal best of 20.41 seconds in 2011.Also known as the ‘Jaguar’, James had won gold in the 400m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London – Grenada’s first and only medal at the Olympics.However, four years later in Brazil, James (43.76 secs) was beaten to second place by South African Wayde van Niekerk who won 400m gold and also set a new world record in the distance, a time of 43.03 secs and erasing American Michael Johnson’s 43.18 secs which he clocked in 1999.Meanwhile, Doris, although visiting Guyana before, the Aliann Pompey Invitation will see him compete for the first time in the country he has been representing since 2015.Cuban Jordan Diaz, who is touted by many in his country, as the next World triple jump champion, will also be competing at the Aliann Pompey Invitational.Quite a technician, Diaz is the World U-18 champion and World record holder at 17.32 metres.Joining Diaz will be last year’s champion from Suriname Miguel Van Assen who holds his country’s national record in the event, as well as the CARIFTA and South American title.Van Assen’s personal best is 16.94 metres. The Surinamese is also the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games champion.The triple jump at this year’s Aliann Pompey Invitational, could steal the show, since The Bahamas’ Leevan Sands has also confirmed his participation.Sands won bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games, as well as at the World Championship and Commonwealth Games. He’s a Pan Am Games silver medallist and multiple-time gold medallist at the CARIFTA Games.The Aliann Pompey Invitational, the only event of its kind in Guyana where athletes from across the Caribbean, Central and North America, converge on Leonora for the best showing of track and field.last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Speculation over the futures of Hazard, Musonda and Green

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Several clubs have been linked with Charly Musonda amid speculation over the youngster’s future.After the Daily Mail reported that Chelsea are looking to send Musonda out on loan, the Daily Star claim this has put Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal on ‘red alert’.AdChoices广告The Star also claim United are planning a £45m move for Eden Hazard.There has been much speculation that Hazard could leave Chelsea this month, with Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain reported to be keen to sign him.United have supposedly turned to Hazard after being told they have no chance of signing Gareth Bale from Real.Reports have claimed that Hazard is looking to quit ChelseaThe Star quotes a source as saying: “The club (United) has to be realistic and realise that signing Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo remains a long shot, which means alternative targets come into the equation.“Eden Hazard is certainly one of those and the type of player United need if they want to start winning trophies again.”The Sun say Chelsea will make a move for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain if Hazard leaves.It is claimed that the England international wants a new challenge because of his lack of first-team starts at Arsenal.The Sun also suggest Chelsea will face competition from Barcelona if they want to sign Everton defender John Stones.The Mail also reports that Chelsea are tracking Xavi Simons, a 12-year-old who is currently on Barcelona’s books.And reports in Turkey suggest Papy Djilobodji – who has played one minute in a Chelsea shirt – is wanted by Besiktas.Meanwhile, Bournemouth have shown an interest in Rob Green, the Mail claim.Green’s current contract is due to expire this summerWest London Sport recently revealed that QPR are considering making the 35-year-old goalkeeper available to other clubs in an attempt to reduce the wage bill at Loftus Road.A clause in Green’s contract means he will land a new deal if he makes 30 appearances for Rangers this season. He has so far made 25.The Mail say he has attracted Bournemouth’s interest but that the south-coast club are likely to persevere with Artur Boruc. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sports Designer Meetups

first_imgLocation:Charlotte, NC 12 13 Link to post Sports Logo News Share on other sites Link to post 69 posts 12 The Beast from the East sports designers Link to post Members krisbazen 69 posts Buc 1 Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites Moderators Location:Charlotte, NC Conrad. Share this post 12 Sports Designer Meetups Members Members 1 Sports Logos Location:Charlotte, NC Share on other sites krisbazen Location:Ohio Share this post 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Members 0 Share this post I’m looking to be up there that Saturday morning! Joe Posted August 8, 2014 yea, i’d like to try to go to Creative South next year. seems like a rousing ol’ the meantime, i’ve never been to Indy, so I’d be up for that.i also told Chris that we need to arrange a CCSLC meet-up somewhere in Canada at some point. maybe at the World Cup next year? or if that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, i’m sure there will be some other fun sports event in Canada we could all attend. Posted August 8, 2014 Location:Dallas, TX 13 69 posts Link to post About a year or so ago I tried organizing one in downtown Indianapolis–but never could seem to get the details nailed down. (My job didn’t help none, neither.) It’s a whole bunch of creative folk in and around Indy–I think it’d be great to have a creative pow-wow of some sort there, maybe in the Artsgarden or something like that. Shoot, we can do one in Pittsburgh too, for any of y’all creative who live there…I split time in both places.(Speaking of that…I wanted so bad to hit up the WMC this weekend and mingle amongst all the creative heavyweights but–family issues, man, so I got to handle that, unfortunately.) davidson Members 12 Wish I could have made it out, but I had to work all weekend. Share on other sites Share on other sites Joe = Hannibal Recommended Posts 111 1 Link to post 111 A very good time indeed. Great to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. Posted August 19, 2014 krisbazen meetup Derek Joe Buc Link to post Derek Posted August 19, 2014 13 Any more thoughts of a meet-up? We’ll get turned around soon. Members krisbazen Location:Ohio Share this post Link to post 0 Conrad. 0 tjharley Share on other sites Members Share on other sites 239 posts Posted August 18, 2014 Posted August 19, 2014 1 9,114 posts Forums Home 3,760 228 Posted August 16, 2014 So would that make you Howlin’ Mad Harley and and Field Theory Face? 2,171 Followers 0 69 posts 53 69 posts Sports Designer Meetups 3,760 SportsLogos.Net 2,171 By krisbazen, August 7, 2014 in Sports Logo News Share this post Derek Share on other sites Location:Atlanta, GA All Activity Sports Logo News davidson tjharley Derek 13 krisbazen tjharley Sign in to follow this   The One & Only 111 Members Link to post Great hangin’ this weekend fellas! Definitely should do this more often. Had a really great group…I would encourage you guys to hit Creative South in Columbus in April. I’m sure Joe, Fraser and Uncle Todd Radom will be there. I certainly will be. Thanks for driving us around Kris! Members 239 postscenter_img Link to post Graphic Designer BrandMooreArt Posted August 18, 2014 Members Members 228 krisbazen Members Posted August 18, 2014 So glad everything was able to come together the way it did. It was great to reconnect with old friends and to finally get the opportunity to hang out with such cool and talented people. Can’t wait for Creative South and WMC next year… It could be like the Expendables of sports design. Speaking of which, I was kinda like BA Baracus this weekend, but instead of a black van, it was a white Chevy Equinox… ” I love it when a plan comes together.” 13 Posted August 18, 2014 Share on other sites Share this post davidson tjharley Share this post Forums Home Members 12 SportsLogos.Net 12 69 posts 14,053 posts Posted August 18, 2014 0 1 tjharley Sign in to follow this   Posted August 15, 2014 228 0 Sports Designer Meetups Link to post 1 13 Location:Atlanta, GA Share this post Share on other sites Location:Charlotte, NC Share this post Link to post Share this post 2,458 228 Derek Share this post 12 12 2,458 155 posts 0 228 davidson Location:Indiana > Miami It was great to meet you guys. 111 Share this post 13 Share on other sites krisbazen 5,655 posts 0 Link to post Link to post BrandMooreArt The Beast from the East Posted August 15, 2014 Location:London, UK 12 12 tjharley Followers 0 2,458 Link to post 53 Posted August 18, 2014 Share on other sites Location:Atlanta, GA Location:Pottsville, PA 69 posts Share this post Location:London, UK Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Myself, Joe Bosack, TJ of Harley Creative, and Mike Jones will be in town for WMC. Should be good. 228 All Activity So would that make you Howlin’ Mad Harley and and Field Theory Face?That’s what I had in mind. Posted August 7, 2014 Share on other sites Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely Location:Ohio 53 228 12 Members 111 Derek Cool idea Kris.Anybody going to WMC? I’m in the western suburbs of Cleveland and would be willing to be a host if there is interest. krisbazen 2,171 111 3,760 Share this post hate that i have to miss WMCFest too. was really looking forward to it. but you know id be down for an Indy or Columbus meet up. 3,969 posts 13 1 I’m sure this may have been addressed elsewhere, and not sure if this is even the place to pose the question, but has anyone on here ever considered holding a Sports Designer Meetup?Personally speaking, I’m sure there are many creatives in Ohio and I’d love to get together with them sometime! It would be good if we could hold these across the country, maybe have a twitter chat with a #SDMeetupCBUS tag, for example…I know some of you guys are gonna be at WMC Fest, so maybe that’s a good place to start?!Who all would be interested in something like this? Posted August 8, 2014 Share this post 1 228 This topic is now closed to further replies. Link to post 228 13 239 posts Members Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus Sports Logos 3,969 posts 12last_img read more

Windies hoping to salvage crucial points from finale: Matthews

first_imgWORCESTER, England, CMC – Marquee batsman Hayley Matthews says securing two points from tomorrow’s final game against England will be critical for West Indies, especially following heavy defeats in the opening two One-Day Internationals of the series.    The Caribbean side suffered a 208-run loss in the opener at Leicester last Thursday – their heaviest ever defeat to England in an ODI – before going down by 121 runs under Duckworth-Lewis in Sunday’s rain-hit second outing here. And with just one more game on Thursday in which to salvage points – and pride – Matthews said it was important the Windies gave it their all.“I think for us it’s about going in there with a fighting spirit. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to win either of the first two games but we really want to go into that last game pushing hard,” she said.“We know the talent we have in the dressing room and I think it will be just for us to go out there and play our natural game, doing what we know we can do and hopefully we can get a win and take two points off the last game.” In a contest reduced to 41 overs per side because of rain, West Indies produced an improved bowling performance to restrict England to 233 for seven.However, the Windies then slumped to 32 for four after 13 overs before rain halted the encounter. On resumption, the visitors were set a revised target of 209 off 28 overs which proved beyond their capabilities.“I think we lost a few too many wickets early on. We didn’t get off to the start that we wanted to and I think that put a bit of pressure on the middle to lower order,” Matthews explained. “When the rain came down and the total was revised, it kind of pretty much put us out of it, with the amount of runs we had to get in the end, with the amount of overs that were left.”Despite the defeat, Matthews hailed the improved performance over the first outing.“Just looking at the footage and looking at what we did wrong in the first ODI, we could see we probably bowled a bit too short and bowled a bit too many loose balls,” she pointed out. “Coming into this game we knew what we had to correct and I think we were able to do that a lot better and probably be a bit more consistent in our areas and not have as many boundary balls as well.”The two defeats have left West Indies one from bottom in the eight-team ICC Women’s Championship on 11 points, with hosts New Zealand and the top four teams gaining automatic qualification for the 2021 World Cup.last_img read more

GABFF to bid to host 2022 CAC c/ships

first_imgAssistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson has assured the Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation of government’s and the ministry’s continued support and partnership towards the development of the sport in 2020 and beyond. Dow-Richardson, who was speaking on behalf of the unavoidably absent, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, made the statements during a courtesy call by president of the federation, Keavon Bess at the Main Street ministry, yesterday.She noted that “once the books of the federation are in order,” government is committed to investing in not just bodybuilding but in all sports disciplines.Bess presented a document outlining three key areas where finances will be spent. They include funding for athletes representing the Golden Arrowhead internationally, finances to offset expenses to attend Colombia next year to bid to host the CAC Championships in 2022 and finances to help host the event once successful. “It is a great initiative for Guyana to bid and I have confidence that these endeavors will be supported,” said Dow-RichardsonGuyana hosted a successful CAC event in 2004 and Bess in confident that his bidding team which will include Director General of Tourism, will get the green light for 2022.During the courtesy call, Dow-Richardson also congratulated the federation and five-time Mr. Guyana and gold medalist at this year’s CAC Championships, Kerwin Clarke.last_img read more

Prosecutors Charge Two US Executives As New Bribe Details Emerge In 2018, 2022 World…

first_imgTwo former executives with US media giant Fox were charged with corruption, bank fraud and money-laundering on Monday as US federal prosecutors shed fresh light on the scandal-tainted bidding war for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Former 21st Century Fox employees Hernan Lopez, 49, and Carlos Martinez, 41, face charges along with 65-year-old Gerard Romy, who worked for Spanish media conglomerate Imagina.The three men are accused of paying millions in bribes to officials from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, the governing bodies for football in South America and North America, Central America and the Caribbean.The charges allege the bribes were paid in exchange for lucrative television rights contracts for regional competitions, the Copa America and qualifying games for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.The case forms part of the wide-ranging 2015 corruption scandal that left world governing body FIFA in turmoil and led to the downfall of president Sepp Blatter.An unsealed superseding indictment released on Monday also detailed corruption surrounding the 2010 vote in Zurich which saw FIFA award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.The indictment said former Brazilian FIFA member Ricardo Teixeira and late Paraguayan official Nicolas Leoz, both members of the FIFA committee which voted on the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, received payment of bribes in exchange for voting for Qatar’s bid.In addition, Trinidad’s long-serving FIFA official Jack Warner “was promised and received” bribe payments totalling $5 million to vote for Russia while Guatemala’s Rafael Salguero was promised a $1 million bribe to vote for Russia.Salguero pleaded guilty to multiple corruption charges in 2016 and was banned from FIFA while Warner, who faces charges in the United States, is currently battling extradition to the US from his native Trinidad.“The profiteering and bribery in international soccer have been deep-seated and commonly known practices for decades,” William F. Sweeney Jr, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York field office, said in a statement on Monday which announced the charges against Lopez, Martinez and Romy.“Over a period of many years, the defendants and their co-conspirators corrupted the governance and business of international soccer with bribes and kickbacks, and engaged in criminal fraudulent schemes that caused significant harm to the sport of soccer.“Their schemes included the use of shell companies, sham consulting contracts and other concealment methods to disguise the bribes and kickback payments and make them appear legitimate.”Since the FIFA scandal erupted in 2015, the US government has accused a total of 45 people and various sports companies of more than 90 crimes and of paying or accepting more than $200 million in bribes.Of the 45 accused, five have died. A total of 22 pleaded guilty, of which only six have been sentenced to date.A dozen remain in their home countries, where they face prosecution by local authorities or are free fighting extradition.AFPRelatedlast_img read more

Look for low score in Utes, WSU game

first_imgUtes on the air Utah (6-3) vs. Washington State (6-2)Today, 8:30 p.m. Key Arena, SeattleTV: Fox Sports NetRadio: AM-700 E-mail: SEATTLE — Don’t be surprised if the final score of tonight’s Utah-Washington State basketball game looks more like a halftime score. Or perhaps a football score.The Utes (6-3) and Cougars (6-2) meet in the Cougar Hardwood Classic at Key Arena at 8:30 p.m. MST. The game is televised nationally on Fox Sports Net TV.Whichever team reaches 50 might be the winner of this one.Neither the Utes nor Cougars like to run and gun as both teams prefer to win by keeping their opponents from scoring.Washington State ranks third in the country in scoring defense (54.3 ppg) and fourth in field goal percentage defense (35.4) in the latest NCAA rankings.The Utes ranked seventh in the nation in scoring defense a year ago, marking the ninth straight year they ranked in the top 25 in that category. This year the Utes are allowing 65.1 points per game, but that number is deceiving thanks to an overtime and a triple-overtime game. Take away the 34 points allowed in the OTs and the Utes are giving up closer to 61 points a game.That’s still too many for coach Ray Giacoletti, whose goal every game is hold the opponent under 60 points. That’s only happened four times this year and even if the Utes accomplish the task tonight, it may not be enough to win.Washington State is coached by Dick Bennett, who has been known as one of the top defensive coaches throughout his 27-year career that has included stops at Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Green Bay.In 2000, his Wisconsin team advanced to the Final Four. Scores in the 40s and 50s have been the norm for Bennett-coached teams.That’s scary for a Utah team that has struggled to score the last few games, including the abysmal 43-point outing against Arizona. Giacoletti said the Ute offense will improve if the Utes play better defensively.”You get your confidence by guarding and defending,” he said.”If we’ll give a great effort on the defensive end of the floor, that will make it easy for everything else.”Giacoletti said “possessions are going to be of the utmost importance” and that “a 10-point lead for either team will be like a 20-point lead in any other game.”For Giacoletti, tonight’s game will be a homecoming of sorts.He was an assistant coach in Seattle at the University of Washington from 1993 to 1997 and the head coach at Eastern Washington from 2000 to 2004. But he’s not thinking about seeing old friends while he’s back in Washington.”Not really, I’m just worried about this team right now,” Giacoletti said. “It’s a great opportunity and we’ll go try to make the best of it. We’re just trying to find a way to get better.”The Cougars have a very balanced lineup with their leading scorer, guard Derrick Low, averaging just 10.1 points per game. Six players average at least 7.0 points per game and seven players have scored in double figures. In the Cougars’ most recent game, the bench players accounted for 46 points, compared to just 15 for the starters.The Cougars start two 6-10 players, including their own freshman from Australia, Aron Baynes (7.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg), and Robbie Cowgill (8.6 ppg). The two wing players are Kyle Weaver (7.9 ppg) and Randy Green (5.6 ppg). Junior college transfer Ivory Clark and sophomore Josh Akognon have each started at least three games and average 8.4 and 8.3 ppg, respectively. GAME NOTES: Utah leads the all-time series with WSU 12-1 with the last win coming in 2000, 87-63 in Salt Lake . . . Utah is the fourth Mountain West Conference opponent the Cougars have faced this year. They beat San Diego State 60-49 on the road and Wyoming 63-47 at home, but lost to BYU 76-68 at home . . . After tonight’s game the Utes will get a couple of days off for Christmas and get ready for a home game against High Point on Dec. 28. The MWC season starts a week later at home against New Mexico. last_img read more

Hornets’ Valentin enjoyed impressive first year

first_imgFrosh was SC all around Champion Holmdel High School freshman Kendall Valentin has risen onto the high school gymnastics scene this year, winning the all-around title at the Shore Conference championships. BY MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent center_img Middletown South’s Tim McCardle looks to run to daylight during the Nov. 12 Central Jersey Group III game against Steiner played in Middletown. The Eagles advanced to the semifinals with a 35-8 victory. ERIC SUCAR staff “She was kind of an unknown, and she quietly took everybody by surprise,” Holmdel head coach Liz Porter said. “If they didn’t know her then, they know her now.”Valentin scored a total of 37.55 points at the championship meet, which was held at Brick Memorial High School on Oct. 30. She also took first place on the uneven bars.“Kendall works well under pressure. She definitely rose to the occasion,” Porter said.At the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I meet on Nov. 6, Valentin finished in a third-place tie with Freehold Borough’s Jenna Crisalli for the allaround title.The NJSIAA state championship meets were held last week at Montgomery High School. Valentin’s best performance at the individual event on Nov. 13 came on the uneven bars, where she scored a 9.575, which put her in a three-way tie for second place.“I am definitely going to go all-out, but it would be nice to win or be in the top three,” Valentin said prior to the individual event.Valentin has had the support of her older teammates who have helped her along the way.“The older girls definitely support me. They are all coming [to the state individual championships] even though they didn’t make it,” she said.When asked about her objectives before the school year began, Valentin explained that she did not expect to find success in her first year.“I hear from a lot of people who weren’t successful at first,” Valentin said. “I was a little surprised.”Although she is new to high school gymnastics, Valentin has competed at USA Gymnastics meets, gaining some experience before entering high school.“It’s definitely an adjustment,” Valentin said of the transition from USAG to high school gymnastics. She added that the high school rulebook presented a challenge because it differs from USAG rules.Valentin has made an impression on high school gymnastics and her team. In addition to her success at individual meets, Valentin has been an important part of Holmdel’s squad.“Kendall has been a great asset to our team. She comes to every practice and every meet. She got better as the season went on by working harder. In addition to being a great gymnast, she is a great team player,” Porter said.“I was pretty sure Kendall would be one of the top gymnasts in the area,” Porter added. “She has a great work ethic. She’s there for her team. Kendall is a nice kid, down to earth, and loved by her teammates.”Valentin, the daughter of former Boston Red Sox and New York Mets infielder John Valentin, has gained a remarkable amount of experience as a freshman, putting herself ahead of future competitors.“I have definitely gained a lot of insight. It gives me self-confidence,” Valentin said. “Having experience is always good.”last_img read more

Defence kick 9 goals to thrash West

first_imgIt was a battle at the University of PNG grounds between the bottom two teams with the final score at 9.8.62 to 0.1.1 in favor of Defence.The end of the first quarter saw Defence take a 7 point lead.West scored their only point in this quarter.The second quarter is where Defence let loose booting four unanswered goals.The last two quarters brought more humiliation for West as they conceded 5 more goals.In the top of the table, the first placed Koboni beat second placed Bomana Cats 7.4.46 to 5.8.38.In other results from the men’s A Reserve games, the Bomana Cats edged out Koboni 6.2.38 to 5.6.36 while the Gordons Kokofas defeated the University Tigers 3.6.24 to 1.4.10. Just like their A Grade team, Defence annihilated West 8.3.51 to 1.1.7.last_img read more

Tornadoes get Jaja back

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Vargas, Tolentino seek tro Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGood news for RC Cola-Army:  It finally got its groove back.Bad news: Jaja Santiago will be back in action for Foton.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Just when RC Cola-Army coach Kungfu Reyes felt they have turned the corner with a methodical straight-sets win over Cignal, the Lady Troopers run into the Tornadoes today in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Philsports Complex.“Jaja’s return would be such a big boost to Foton,” Reyes said of the Foton ace, who’s returning from a 12-day training in Japan with National University.  “So we have to prepare ourselves and be ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentBut Reyes said they welcome the bigger challenge in the 3 p.m. match, and judging from their 25-13, 25-15, 25-10 disposal of Cignal last Tuesday, they are up to the task.“That’s the Army team I used to know,”  said Reyes. “While I’m glad that we’re gaining back our groove, we still have to work hard because the next few games will be very crucial.” We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Cignal and winless Generika clash in the battle of lowly clubs at 12:30 p.m. —Marc Anthony Reyes Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ View commentslast_img read more