LONDON (AP): As usual this season, Novak Djokovic was the best player on the court. The top-ranked Serb won his fourth straight title at the season-ending ATP finals yesterday by beating six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic, who won three Grand Slam titles this year and reached the final in the other, capped the best season of his career with another superb display, including winning 16 of the 19 points on his second serve and saving both break points that he faced. “I couldn’t ask for a better finish of the season,” Djokovic said. “For some reason or another, I’ve been playing some of my best tennis after the US Open in Asia and also indoors, both Paris and London.” Federer beat Djokovic on Tuesday in the group stage, but the 17-time Grand Slam champion made too many mistakes in the final yesterday. Federer ended up with 31 unforced errors, including 15 from his usually reliable forehand. He even gave away the final point with his second double-fault of the match. “It would have been nice to serve a little bit better early on in the match, play better overall on his second serve, because he does allow you to play on his second serve,” said Federer, who lost to Djokovic in the 2012 final and pulled out of last year’s championship match against the Serb with a back injury. “Maybe at times I went for too much.” Federer finishes his season with a 6-5 record in finals, with all five losses to Djokovic. Two of those came at Wimbledon and the US Open, giving Djokovic his ninth and 10th major titles. For Djokovic, it was a season to remember. Besides becoming the first man to win four straight titles at the tournament for the top eight players in the world, Djokovic also will finish the season as the No. 1 player for the fourth time in five years. He won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, and reached the final at the French Open. The latest victory, his 82nd of the year, evens the head-to-head record against Federer as 22-22. On Saturday in the semi-finals, he evened his head-to-head record against Rafael Nadal at 23-23. “Those two rivalries made me a better player, the player I am today, no doubt,” Djokovic said. “Made me understand what I need to do both on and off the court to be able to be in this position now.” MANY MISTAKES
“I am anxious to have my name cleared,” he wrote in the letter, a copy of which was seen by AP. “It is my hope that the investigations will be expeditious, fair and should include relevant authorities.” Mwangi’s leave was voluntary and started Monday, Tuwei told a news conference yesterday in Nairobi. The world governing body of track and field, the IAAF, has referred the athletes’ allegations to its ethics commission. It already was investigating allegations that AK officials sought to subvert anti-doping in Kenya, solicited bribes and offered athletes reduced bans. The probe has led to the suspensions of AK’s president, Isaiah Kiplagat, a vice president, David Okeyo and AK’s former treasurer, Joseph Kinyua. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP): The chief executive of Kenya’s track and field federation has taken temporary leave after two athletes alleged in an interview with The Associated Press that he asked them for a bribe to reduce their doping bans. Athletics Kenya CEO, Isaac Mwangi, said in a letter to the federation’s acting president that the allegations by 400-metre runner Joy Sakari and hurdler Francisca Koki Manunga were “unsubstantiated” and “have caused me a lot of mental anguish”. He asked for 21 days’ leave while the allegations are investigated. In the AP interview, Sakari and Manunga alleged that Mwangi asked them each for a $24,000 bribe in an October 16 meeting, but that they could not raise the money. The athletes, both police officers in Kenya, tested positive for a banned diuretic at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. They are serving four-year bans. The athletes told AP they never filed a criminal complaint alleging wrongdoing by Mwangi because they had no proof to back up their bribery accusation and also feared repercussions. In a separate AP interview, Mwangi dismissed the allegations as “just a joke”, denied ever meeting privately with the runners and said Athletics Kenya has no power to shave time off athletes’ bans. In his letter to acting federation president Jackson Tuwei, dated Monday, Mwangi asked for AK’s disciplinary panel to investigate. Investigations
NO LOOKING BACK New sprint superstar Elaine Thompson, who copped the sprint double in her first Olympics, is happy making her mark on the global stage with her own fast times and competing with her unique style but admits that she’s not paying too much attention to the women’s 100m world record at this time. Thompson, who has personal bests of 10.70, which is also a Jamaican national record, and 21.66 over 200 metres, swept the 100m gold from training partner and former champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, while outclassing Dutch athlete Dafne Schippers for the 200m gold in Rio. Thompson believes the women’s world record of 10.49 seconds, set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988, remains unattainable and has influenced how people view female athletes. “That record is really far from me right now, so I think that also contributes to the reasons why we don’t get that much respect because we don’t run a lot of world records or fast times,” Thompson told members of the media. “But I mean, 10.70 and 10.60 is also a good time for a female, but looking at 10.49, it’s unbelievable and way out of our lines, so I think the times have something to do with it as well,” she added. The 24-year-old was speaking at Tuesday night’s arrival ceremony for Olympians, coaches and the support team of her track club. It was held at the Pineapple Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Meanwhile, since winning her individual double gold and relay silver in Rio, Thompson has not looked back, but went on to cop a brilliant season with a 10.72-second victory in the 100m to win the Diamond Trophy at the Memorial van Damme meet in Brussels last Friday. The Stephen Francis-coached athlete raked in a whopping US$100,000 and has hit the scene as one of the top 10 moneymakers of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League. Thompson confirmed that she is her own person, who is comfortable doing things her way and doesn’t want to be compared with anyone. “Honestly, I think it’s based on our personalities because we are not the type of a Usain Bolt who goes out there and have fun before our championships,” she said. “The females just want to stay focused and be themselves, so I think that contributes to us not getting that attention. But I will just continue being myself. If I can do a little thing before running I will try, but based on the personality we have going into the race that we run, we don’t normally do that,” she continued. Meanwhile, the athlete, who hails from Banana Ground in Manchester, said it was “great to be back home” while admitting jokingly that one of her first things is to “go to KFC”.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Former Dominica, Windward Islands and Combined Islands opener Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the board confirmed yesterday.Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh, who stepped down from the selection panel last month after signing on as Bangladesh’s new bowling coach.Sebastien has played 92 first-class matches and scored 4,934 runs with the highest score of 219.He has managed the Windward Islands senior team for the last 12 years and has served as a director on the Windward Islands board for the last ten years.”I want to thank the directors for approving my term as a selector. I have always been a team player, and together with the other selectors, we will ensure the best West Indies team is selected at all times,” said Sebastien, manager for the West Indies ‘A’ team to India in 2013 and Sri Lanka in 2014.”Selectors have not always pleased everyone in the Caribbean but I am part of a team who will try the utmost to make Caribbean people happy”.The appointment was ratified at the Board of Directors meeting in Dominica, earlier this month.Sebastien’s term as a selector is for two years.
Kingston College and Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School started the 2017 staging of Boys and Girls’ Championships with big predicted winning margins on paper. However, when the five days of running, jumping and throwing was over, Calabar High School and Edwin Allen had defended their respective team titles. Kingston College were undone by a pair of untimely injuries and by a Calabar team that performed magnificently. Neither favourite scored at the predicted level, but Edwin Allen were deep enough to collect 316.5 points and win a fifth Girls’ Champs title. Hydel High won a frantic battle for second with their 265 points total out-lasting St Jago High, 246 and Holmwood 243. Coached by Michael Dyke, Edwin Allen suffered misfortune including a false start by prohibitive Class Three 100 favourite Kevona Davis and a baton fumble by Davis’ unbeatable 4x100m team. However, 800/1500m doubles in Class Two and Three by Cemore Donald and Rushana Dwyer, a steeplechase win by Jeima Davis and a hurdles double by Gabrielle McDonald, led Edwin Allen home. Injuries cost Kingston College dearly. Jhevaughn Matherson, favoured in the Class One 100m and 200m, managed just two of a predicted 18 points with Wayne Pinnock, leader of the Class Two long jump and 110m hurdles fields, getting just five of 18. With Calabar moving up on all four of those events, the points swing was almost 40 points. Nevertheless, it’s an oversimplification to say that’s the only reason Calabar won. The Michael Clarke-coached green-and-blacks were relentless, with Christopher Taylor leading the way. He debuted in Class One with a 200m and 400m double and legs on the winning 4x100m and 4x400m teams. One-two finishes in the 100m, 400m, 110m hurdles and a one-three result in the 200m and middle distance magic in Class Two did the business for Calabar. Kimar Farquharson took down Aldwyn Sappleton’s 20 year-old 800m record from 1 minute 52.27 seconds to 1.51.26 in the heats and went on to win the gold medal. He also set the pace for teammate Kevroy Venson who improved the 1500m mark to 3 minutes 55.38 seconds, with KC’s Aryamanya Rogers second and Farquharson third. Rogers, a Ugandan 16 year-old, went on to win the 5000 metres. When KC found it impossible to score in the Class Two hurdles, won brilliantly by Jeremy Farr, the die was cast. The final scores – Calabar 317 to 314 for KC – are the highest scores in the 21-year history of the current scoring system and it was just the second time the 300-point ceiling had been breached. The first time was 2014 when Calabar collected 305 points. Calabar and Edwin Allen now have the look of dynasties. With six Boys’ Champs titles on the trot, Calabar are now taking aim on the 1962 – 1975 Kingston College record of 14 consecutive wins. Edwin Allen moved to four straight, and five overall. The last team to win a consecutive quartet of Girls Championship crowns, Holmwood, ended up with nine back-to-back triumphs. Maintaining or breaking those dynasties will motivate all the contenders next year. – HUBERT LAWRENCE first went to Champs in 1980.
Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLRio Olympian Kirstie Alora ran into a familiar tormentor and suffered the same fate to settle for silver in the women’s +67kg class in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Alora, who was the country’s flag-bearer, fell to Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia, 13-6, in the final.ADVERTISEMENT 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) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments The 6-foot Seavmey, who enjoyed a big height advantage over Alora, also beat the Filipino in the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament last year.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’ JRU fends off Mapua, finishes first round with 4th win National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal
Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “I know that I didn’t win matches against top players — top-10 or top-20 players,” Carreno Busta said, “but I am very happy with my tournament.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Neither woman played with a ton of subtlety, mainly trading stinging groundstrokes from the baseline on exchanges that grew in intensity as the 2-hour, 34-minute encounter went along.“I had my chances,” Kvitova said. “Kind of.”Williams, who revealed in 2011 she had been diagnosed with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease, is the oldest women’s semifinalist in New York in the Open era, which dates to 1968.But this sort of throwback run is becoming almost routine again for Williams, who made it to the Australian Open final in January of this year, then the Wimbledon final in July. In 2002, she participated in three Grand Slam finals, losing each to her younger sister Serena.Stephens, ranked 83rd, has won 13 of her past 15 matches, all on hard courts, reaching the semifinals at three consecutive tournaments for the only time in her career.She had an operation in January, and while forced to stay away from her sport, she found a new appreciation for it. The time off also allowed her to enjoy other aspects of life.“I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t do all the things that I wanted to do. But I did get to hang out with my family and see my little cousin’s soccer games and go to weddings and baby showers and stuff. All the things that I thought before I was missing out on, (now) I really wasn’t,” said Stephens, whose late father, John Stephens, was the 1988 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for the New England Patriots, and whose mother, Sybil Smith, was Boston University’s first All-American in women’s swimming.“It was just kind of, like, eye-opening,” Stephens added. “When I wasn’t playing, like, of course I loved my time off, but when I got back to playing tennis, it was, like, this is where I want to be. This is what I love doing.”In the men’s quarterfinals, No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and No. 28 Kevin Anderson of South Africa each advanced to the final four at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.Anderson got past 17th-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-3, 7-6 (7) in a match that ended shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Much, much earlier, Carreno Busta of Spain had no trouble beating No. 29 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. It was Carreno Busta’s first match of the tournament against an opponent who was not a qualifier. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay 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 Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Venus Williams of the United States reacts after defeating Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic during her Women’s Singles Quarterfinal match on Day Nine of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — When her work was done, her first trip to the U.S. Open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, Venus Williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed .Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season — something she last did 15 years ago — by edging two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) on Tuesday night to a soundtrack of thunderous partisan support under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UFC rival Nate Diaz slams McGregor over boxing loss Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ “Definitely felt like a special match. No easy moments, not easy to hold serve or break serve,” Williams said. “This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and, of course, it being a major.”The 37-year-old Williams, who won titles at Flushing Meadows way back in 2000 and 2001, trailed 3-1 in the third set before digging out of the hole with a little help: Kvitova’s eighth double-fault handed over the break that made it 3-all.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’And Kvitova’s ninth double-fault got Williams to match point in the tiebreaker.“Sometimes you have opportunities, and sometimes you take them and you don’t, but it’s not like you get opportunity after opportunity after opportunity in these sorts of matches,” Williams said. “You have to take the ones you have.” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ She will face unseeded Sloane Stephens on Thursday in the first all-American women’s semifinal in New York since 2002. Stephens advanced earlier Tuesday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) victory over 16th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia. It is Stephens’ deepest run at any major since 2013 and the apex of a recovery from foot surgery in January.There could be another U.S. vs. U.S. semifinal on the other side of the draw: 15th-seeded Madison Keys and 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe play their quarterfinals Wednesday.“It’s been a great two weeks for American tennis. Seeing all the American players in the draw and all of them advancing so deep and competing so well,” Williams said. “It’s great to see this resurgence, and I hope it can continue.”Kvitova, seeded 13th, was hoping to prolong her comeback from a knife attack less than nine months ago by reaching the first U.S. Open semifinal of her career. She needed surgery on her racket-holding hand after she was cut by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. She returned to the tour at the French Open in May, losing in the second round there and at Wimbledon.Kvitova has said she still does not have full strength in her left hand. But she was often at her powerful best against No. 9 Williams, especially in the last two sets, repeatedly delivering big, flat forehands.ADVERTISEMENT
Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson ”I’m very thankful. I can’t say anything about my players but I’m thankful to the Lord and to my players because they’re doing their very best,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison.Garcia fired 16 points and had four rebounds, and three assists, while Diego got 11 markers, six boards, and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSidney Onwubere topscored for EAC with 28 points on top of eight rebounds, including a huge trey from the top-of-the-arc with 57.4 seconds left to take the air out of the Heavy Bombers.The Generals fought back from 14 points down and a seven-point deficit in the final five minutes as they staged a killer 17-5 tear to grab an 86-81 lead courtesy of a gutsy Francis Munsayac drive in the final 32 seconds. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles01:43Passengers face long queues at Araneta Center Bus Terminal02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Mexico star Marquez back at Atlas after US drug sanctions Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jed Mendoza led JRU (7-5) with 22 points, nine rebounds, and four assists, while Tey Teodoro got 18 markers, but committed three of his six turnovers in the final two minutes of the game.The scores:EAC 88 – Onwubere 28, Garcia 16, Diego 11, Tampoc 11, Munsayac 9, I. Mendoza 7, Bugarin 2, Guzman 2, Pascua 2, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.JRU 84 – Mendoza 22, Teodoro 18, Grospe 15, Bordon 12, Poutouochi 6, Abdul Razak 4, Dela Virgen 3, Lasquety 2, Sawat 2, David 0Quarters: 24-22, 36-39, 57-61, 88-84.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College banked on unlikely heroes in Jerome Garcia and Jeric Diego late to overcome Jose Rizal University, 88-84, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The forwards combined for 18 of the Generals’ 31 fourth quarter points to complete the come-from-behind win and take solo fourth place with a 6-6 record.ADVERTISEMENT
LATEST STORIES The scuffle started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City’s Marcus Peters midway through the second quarter. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn immediately confronted Peters, and Lynch sprinted onto the field from the bench to join the fray. Mapp tried to break up the fight, but Lynch pushed him and grabbed his jersey. Lynch also got a personal foul.NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote a letter to Lynch, saying:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was diffusing an active confrontation between players. You were disqualified for your inappropriate and unsportsmanlike actions. Your conduct included pushing the game official and grabbing his jersey. … You were not directly involved in the active confrontation that the game official was attempting to diffuse, nor were you a participant in the play that initiated the confrontation. You were the only player from either team who ran from the sideline to midfield to insert himself into a situation in which he was not directly involved.”Lynch will be eligible to return to Oakland’s active roster on Oct. 30, the day after the Raiders’ game against the Buffalo Bills. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Lynch finished the game with two carries for 9 yards.The Raiders rallied to win 31-30 on a touchdown pass by Carr on the final play, and Lynch was in the locker room after the game congratulating his teammates.Lynch came out of retirement this season and was traded from Seattle to the Raiders. Lynch said he wanted to make a comeback so he could give something back to his hometown of Oakland before the Raiders move to Las Vegas in 2020.Lynch has rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.ADVERTISEMENT Yankees face elimination again, this time in ALCS Game 7 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) makes contact with back judge Greg Steed (12) during the first half of an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Lynch was ejected after the play. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NEW YORK — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL on Friday for shoving a game official during the Raiders’ victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.Lynch was ejected from the game after he shoved line judge Julian Mapp.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Though he’s bidding his professional career goodbye, Helterbrand said that he’s hoping to be one of coach Tim Cone’s assistants in the Ginebra coaching staff soon.“Hopefully, I’ll still be around and I can have a spot as an assistant coach or something,” he also said.But not right now, as Helterbrand is planning on taking some well-needed vacation before plotting his way back to basketball.“I think as far as it goes, I’m gonna take a rest from basketball for a little while, kind of miss basketball and come back later on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LA Tenorio hugs Jayjay Helterbrand after Ginebra won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter 17 seasons, Jayjay Helterbrand is finally hanging up his sneakers for good.The Ginebra playmaker announced his retirement in an interview with CNN Philippines, ending his legendary run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This is one of the most special ones for me because it will probably my last as a player,” he said on Monday as he and backcourt partner Mark Caguioa made a guesting on the show after Ginebra’s back-to-back title conquest in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand also confirmed his decision when to INQUIRER.net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSince coming to the league as a direct hire in 2000, Helterbrand had made a name for himself as he forged a partnership with Caguioa which was christened as “The Fast and The Furious.”He went on to win six titles with the franchise, one of which he was named as the Finals MVP. He was also hailed as the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player, won two Best Player of the Conference awards, and named to seven All-Star Games, two of which he was cited as the All-Star Game MVP. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson