Western Bureau: Anglers will this evening hang up their fishing rods after three days at sea as the curtain will come down on the 54th staging of the Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament on at the Montego Bay Yacht Club. The popular tournament, which is being contested by a record 41 vessels, started on Wednesday and from all indications, events should reach fever pitch today as the anglers compete for the top places. When The Gleaner visited the docks yesterday, the tournament was in full swing and according to tournament director, Robert ‘Bobby’ Stewart, while the second day was a “tad dawdling” when compared to the opening day, he is confident that today will chock-full of excitement. “Today (Thursday) is a bit slower yes, but tomorrow (Friday) I believe we will step up again like on the first day with higher catch rates,” said Stewart. Today will also feature the awards and prize giving ceremony, which will be addressed by Montego Bay Mayor, councillor Glendon Harris. A fireworks display will follow. On Wednesday’s opening day, the tournament yielded a record catch of 17 Blue Marlins, which had Stewart quite elated. “Not only was it a record turnout of boats but 17 Marlins on the first day is a record for us,” said Stewart. “Once caught, they were released under the competition’s current rules enacted two years ago.” “There was lots of excitement on the water and on the docks afterwards, everybody celebrated,” said Stewart. Last year, a record breaking 27 boats competed, where on average 10 Blue Marlins were caught per day. This exceeded the catch rate of other notable tournaments in the region.
8:40 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs Rivoli United at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex Yesterday’s Results Humble Lion FC maintained fourth spot in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they edged Tivoli Gardens 2-1 at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Ricardo Campbell scored in the 45th minute and Levaughn ‘Country’ Williams (90th) for the winners, while Rodico Wellington netted a penalty in the 56th minute for the losers. Humble Lion pressured Tivoli from early and went in front on the stroke of half-time when Campbell moved from defence and scored from a corner kick. In the second half, Tivoli looked better and earned a penalty which was well taken by Wellington, which beat Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis for the equaliser. However, Humble Lion, after going close to scoring on several occasions, then found the winning goal in the last-minute when Williams slotted past Davin Watkins in goal for the home side. With the victory, Humble Lion advanced to 39 points, two ahead of UWI FC, in the race for a top four finish. Montego Bay United lead the 12-team league on 54 points, ahead of defending champions Arnett Gardens (49) and Portmore (47). Coach of Humble Lion, Vassell Reynolds, was pleased with the result and performance of his team. “It was a very good fight from the team, a lot of energy from the players,” Reynolds told The Gleaner in a post-match interview. “We wanted to be on the front foot and did that. We fought and got the winning goal in the last minute. We have been doing well in the last couple of games, and still fighting for a top four finish,” he also said. Reynolds praised Williams for coming back from injuries and scoring in the last two games. “Levaughn Williams has been working hard and has scored in the last two games after coming back from several injuries,” he disclosed. Meanwhile, Tivoli’s manager, Brian Rose, said his team lacked fighting spirit. “We got complacent after winning back-to-back games and now we’ve lost two straight. We need to get back to winning ways,” Rose said. Today’s game Portmore United 1 Harbour View 1 UWI FC 5 Boys’ Town 1 Tivoli Gardens 1 Humble Lion 2 Cavalier SC 2 Waterhouse 2
BRIDGETOWN,Barbados (CMC):Marquee West Indies Women’s batsman Deandra Dottin has complained about the disparity in pay between men’s and women’s players and says she may be forced to take up alternative employment if the situation is not addressed.Citing the example of the respective payouts for the winners at the recent Twenty20 World Cup in India, the 24-year-old Dottin labelled the disparity as “ridiculous” and said it was “discouraging”.West Indies men’s side pocketed US$1.6 million for beating England in the final of the tournament, while their women counterparts won a mere US$100,000.”Barbados does not really give sports people – and from my point of view, women – the recognition and respect they need,” Dottin told Barbados Today online.”We were actually World champions and a lot of people feel we are getting all of this big money and the payment is equal to the men. That is not so.”She added: “In order for cricket to be better, you need to treat everybody as one. You can’t treat the men at a high level and the women at a much lower level. You (women) only have the fame and the name.more money”We women need to be treated way better than we are being treated – money-wise and respect. Regional male cricketers make more money than West Indies women in cricket.”Dottin is one of the most senior players on the women’s side, having played 90 one-day internationals and 88 Twenty20 Internationals.She became the first woman to score a T20 hundred as she scorched 112 off South Africa Women when the Caribbean hosted the T20 World Cup six years ago.Dottin is one of 11 West Indies women’s players with West Indies Cricket Board retainer contracts, which range from US$1,500 to $3,000 per month.In contrast, the men’s contracts are worth anywhere from US$100,000 up to nearly $150,000.The Barbadian Dottin said with the current of affairs, she may have to resort to playing cricket part-time.”This sort of treatment would discourage anybody from playing cricket. Right now, as a person who plays cricket full-time and loves cricket, I am looking for something else to do,” she said.”And if what I choose to do brings me more income and makes life better for me, I will play cricket part-time. They will not get my full dedication anymore.”
EUGENE, Oregon:World 200m champion Dafne Schippers says she is excited about competing against Jamaican Elaine Thompson at today’s Prefontaine Classic at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.The sprinter also noted that she has not been bothered by the extra pressure that has come about after her 200m gold and 100m silver-medal performances at last year’s World Championships.”It’s OK. I give myself more pressure than the world gives me, so it’s not a problem for me at all,” she said.Schippers stopped the clock at 21.63 to lead Thompson (21.66) to the line in the final at last year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, and is looking forward to what will be her third outing against MVP standout in the 200m since they both burst unto the scene in the sprint events last season.’It’s a very nice race. I think the standard is very high with a lot of good athletes in the same race, and I love to race with very fast women. It’s good to compete with these girls – girls like Elaine,” Schippers told The Gleaner yesterday.In their second meeting, Schippers clocked 22.12 to win at the Brussels Diamond League, also last year, with the Jamaican finishing third in 22.26.RIVALRY RENEWEDThey renewed their rivalry in the 60m earlier this season with the Dutch star winning twice at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix before taking silver ahead of the bronze medal-winning Jamaican at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. Thompson had earlier beaten Schippers at the semi-final stage.”This type of competition is crucial and important ahead of the Olympic Games. This is important for me,” Schippers noted. “I love to run with the best and with very fast girls. Its very nice to compete with Elaine and Tori. It’s not the most important race this year but I am looking forward to it.”The athlete has had a really impressive start to the season. She has the two fastest 200m times this year at 22.02 and 22.25, both of which came in negative wind, while her 10.83 in the 100m is only bettered by American Tori Bowie’s 10.80, another athlete that she will be facing today.”I am very happy with my progress. My body feels very good and I am happy with my season so far. I’m looking forward to continue to take the next steps and we will see what happens at the Olympics,” she added. “I’ve worked more on my start and my endurance for the 200m. I’ve been training a lot on my start this season,” said the former heptathlete, who, for the first time in her career, has started her season training exclusively for the sprints.The women’s 200m will face the starter at 4:04 p.m. (Jamaica time).email@example.com
For almost every match, after the first round when it did not matter who played, the so-called ‘Reggae Boyz’ were joined by one, two, or three more new faces from abroad. It must have been quite frustrating, and embarrassing, to get into the team for the so-called first round of ‘easy matches’ and to be outside looking in – looking at the overseas professionals fumbling their way on the bigger occasions later on. Although money is important, these footballers also threatened a strike, and they did so hours before a big ‘home’ match. I have asked this question many times: what good does it serve Jamaica and Jamaicans if Jamaica get to the World Cup Finals riding on the backs of foreigners, even if they were good enough to qualify? Although Jamaicans like to win, the answer is nothing at all. And this has nothing to with the fact that the ‘Jamaican’ team would be beaten out of sight. Foreigners, if they follow what is going on, would not want to come to Jamaica to see Jamaicans play football. They would be better off going to America and to Europe to find out where ‘Jamaican’ footballers live and what they eat and drink. The ‘Jamaican’ footballers would be no Usain Bolt, no Asafa Powell, no Yohan Blake, no Omar McLeod, no Veronica Campbell-Brown, no Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and no Elaine Thompson. The 2018 World Cup campaign was a disappointment to many, but if those who occupy the corridors of power learn from their mistakes this time around, as they appear to have done, it may have been a blessing in disguise. Jamaica can now save money from the expensive trips to a foreign country to find substandard players to represent the country, they can now save money to pay these players to represent Jamaica, and they can save money from hiring a coach to deal with absent players, or to deal with strange players for a day or two. The local players, many of them may not be as good as the ‘foreigners’ are today, but in time they will become better. This money, and the rest which I am sure will flow into the JFF’s coffers, will go a far way in paying local players a little more, in providing a few good playing fields and proper infrastructure for local football, and in developing a good image for football in Jamaica. Quite frustrating The one who has not yet listened to either the call or the warning, or has not acted on them, is Captain Horace Burrell, the stubborn president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the one who started the ball rolling in 1994 and led the country to its only participation in the World Cup showpiece. To be fair to Schaefer, from the moment he came to Jamaica, in a bid to attempt the World Cup mission, he spoke about the missing local players in the scheme of things but his assessment fell on deaf ears, just like that of us from home. Unlike the situation in 1994, Jamaica spent its money going in search of the ‘talented’ footballers who were born outside of Jamaica, lived outside Jamaica all their lives, learn their football in a foreign country, and tried to convince them to play for Jamaica. Some were convinced, mostly those who, quite rightly so, figured they could not get into their national side to represent where they ate, where they lived, where they learnt their football, where they played their football, and they grasped the opportunity to jump on an airplane every now and again and fly to Jamaica for two or three days, play some football, play a ‘home’ match away from home, and win or lose, jump on a plane the next day on the way back home. Many, many things were bad about this situation. The team never looked like Jamaican footballers, the team never spoke like Jamaican footballers, the team never ate what Jamaican footballers ate, and the team never behaved like Jamaican footballers. Most important of all, the team was never ‘home’ to hear from the disappointing crowd. The team also hardly knew the coach, or the assistant coach, some of them felt they were superior to the one or two token local footballers who were in the squad only to satisfy the local football fraternity, and on top of everything else, they were not always available. Stubborn president The development It has been some 14 years or thereabout since the call, and then the warning that Jamaica is standing still, was first made, and finally, it seems, after so many pleas by so many people, they have now been heard and will be probably addressed. Unfortunately, it came after Jamaica failed to qualify for four World Cup Finals, and especially after the latest disaster when Jamaica did not reach the final qualifying stage, when Jamaica finished last, well behind Costa Rica’s winning 16 points, in their semi-final group matches on four points, after winning one match, and when they scored a meagre two goals in six matches. Mark you, those who have answered the call and those who have listened to the warning include head coach Winfried Schaefer and assistant coach Miguel Coley, and to an extent, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who has called for a review of the football programme. Nothing is built in a day, nothing good, that is, but I am sure that that once effort, time, and money is put into the development of Jamaica’s football and Jamaica’s footballers, football will shine like cricket did up to a few years ago and just as track and field is doing these days. It will also shine for a long time, probably a long, long time at that. Footballers, like other sportsmen and sportswomen, love to see what their own is doing, and right now they see nothing, not while, at best, only a few are sitting on the bench in favour of others. On top of that, they feel dejected. They feel like outsiders, like Jamaicans born abroad. There is a place for those Jamaicans, but only for a few of them, maybe two, three or four. And they must be good, they must earn their places, and they must make the team better. Apart from Jamaicans who learn their football at home and then go overseas to ply their trade and further develop their game, they, like everyone else, must also want to play, really want to play for Jamaica, and they must express a desire, a burning desire, to play for Jamaica.
Flow Caribbean and current Emirates FA Cup holders Manchester United have partnered to bring the trophy to football fans in Jamaica and the Caribbean this month.The trophy will arrive in Jamaica on Thursday following stops in Trinidad and Barbados before its final stop in the Cayman Islands. Flow says it has what it describes as an “exciting three-day schedule” planned for Jamaican sports fans.Manchester United Ambassador Dwight Yorke, who himself lifted the FA Cup in 1999 with United’s treble-winning team, will join Flow as a special guest on the final leg of the tour to make a special announcement about the soon to be launched skills-development initiative for young footballers – another Flow/Manchester United partnership.”This is all for our customers who are lovers of the beautiful game,” said Garfield Sinclair, newly appointed President of Flow Caribbean.”We are the Home of Sports in the Caribbean and our relationship with Manchester United enables us to give our football fans this amazing opportunity to get up close to the FA Cup, which for some, is a once in a lifetime event.”As the FA Cup makes its way around the Caribbean, fans will have the opportunity to take photos and create personal memories of these events.Fans will also get a chance to participate in activities and win prizes from Flow and Manchester United.
RUNNING FOR JAMAICA Currently, our women are led by World Champion Danielle Williams, World Under-20 runner-up Rushelle Burton, and Olympic semi-finalist Megan Simmonds. While the future holds no guarantees, it surely won’t be long before Anderson, Allison, McDonald, and Brown entertain hopes of running for Jamaica at the highest level. St Elizabeth Technical High coach Reynaldo Walcott pinpointed sprint speed as the attribute shared by Russell, Anderson, and the other Champs record breakers. “Long and short, what you find is a lot of the fastest people are doing hurdles,” he observed in praise of the coaches who authored the slick hurdles performances at Champs, “and when you have that, a lot of speed just pushes them to go faster.” He might just be on to something. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. Britany Anderson started a fire when she casually snipped 0.01 seconds off the Class Two 100 metres hurdles record in the heats at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships last week. The Raymond Graham-coached Vere Technical High School starlet ignited a blaze that burnt the sprint hurdles section of the Champs record books almost completely to ashes. When Anderson and company were finished, that section had a new look. Before the ink could dry on Anderson’s time, Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical High School excised 0.07 from it and upgraded the record to 13.30. The Vere girl ended the tug of war with a mind-boggling run of 13.04 seconds in the semis and a solid win in the final. Anderson and Allison weren’t the only ones to light up the sprint hurdles. Gabrielle McDonald, De’Jour Russell, Danae Nembhard, and Jahvel Granville did their part in the greatest mass demonstration of sprint hurdling Champs has ever seen. McDonald and Russell earned pride of place. McDonald held off Janeek Brown of Wolmer’s Girls to give Edwin Allen High the Class One 100 metres hurdles gold in 13.12 seconds, while Russell of Calabar took Olympic 110 hurdles champion Omar McLeod off the books with a smooth and powerful clocking of 13.21 seconds in Class One. In 2014, Yohan Blake lost his pair of Champs 100 metre records to Raheem Chambers in Class Two and Zharnel Hughes in Class One. This time, Peta-Gay Williams got that harsh treatment in the hurdles. Not only did Anderson and Allison erase her Class Two record of 13.38 seconds, but she also lost her Class One record of 13.56 seconds. Williams might rue the heavy headwind of three metres per second that she faced when she set the Class One standard, but that’s history now. In the hurdles, Jamaica’s future glitters. Not only does the nation have McLeod, 2015 World Championship runner-up Hansle Parchment, and 2014 Commonwealth champion Andrew Riley on the men’s side now, but it appears that Russell could eventually join them on the world stage.
Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Lebanon thus advanced to a clash with China for fifth place even as the Filipinos dropped into a game versus Jordan for seventh (ongoing at press time), which would mean the worst finish for the country in the last eight years.It was the second blowout loss that the Filipinos took as their bid, which started with a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese, will be remembered more for the ripping they suffered at the hands of old nemesis South Korea in the quarterfinals.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’Team Philippines, because of that win over China, swept its preliminary round assignments to top Group B but just couldn’t get anything going when they faced the Koreans in the first round of the knockout stages.The result was a 118-86 bamboozling on Friday as the Koreans drained a total of 16 triples to carve out the victory that added to another of those heart-rending defeats the Philippines has been taking from way back. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia, ranked 10th in the world and a newcomer in the tournament together with New Zealand, advanced to the gold medal game against 2013 champion Iran and Hamed Haddadi on Sunday.Gilas’ next big tournament will be the World Cup Qualifying that starts in November.The Filipinos will play games in Chinese Taipei, Japan and Australia in the first round. The games are scheduled on a home-and-away basis and will be played in November, February and July.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson South Korea pulls off twin kill over Gilas View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from Fiba.comThe Fiba Asia Cup campaign that started in the most promising way for Gilas Pilipinas took another wicked turn for the worse on Saturday after the Filipinos were blown off the floor by host Lebanon, 106-87, at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut.Fadi El Khatib, one of the finest scorers the region has produced, torched the dumbfounded Filipinos with 36 points and helped the Lebanese bury the Philippines early in a hole so deep to cruise to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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
LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set England is already assured of having two group winners in the last 16, through Manchester City and Tottenham. By Wednesday, it could have five.On Tuesday, Manchester United needs just a point at home to CSKA Moscow to seal first place in Group A, and already qualified Chelsea will finish top of Group C by beating Atletico.A day later, Liverpool can secure top spot in Group E by beating Spartak.The English have never had five teams in the knockout stage of the Champions League.___GERMANY DISAPPOINTSGermany’s representation in the last 16 could come down to just one team, Bayern Munich, after disappointing campaigns from the Bundesliga’s best — Borussia Dortmund in particular.Dortmund, which reached the final in 2013, is already out after failing to win any of its group games and the side is competing with APOEL for the consolation of Europa League qualification from Group H. Ahead of its visit to Real Madrid on Wednesday, Dortmund has just two points from five games, the same as Cypriot team APOEL.Leipzig still has a chance to progress on its European debut but needs a favor from Monaco at Porto in Group G. Leipzig, which is level on points with Porto, hosts group winner Besiktas on Wednesday and will only go through if it secures more points than the Portuguese side.Bayern hosts Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday needing to win by a four-goal margin to progress as Group B winner. PSG beat Bayern 3-0 in Paris and has a far superior goal difference. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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Fresh off a devastating loss at home to Juventus in Serie A, the Partenopei must win at Feyenoord on Wednesday and hope Manchester City beats Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F.Juventus, a finalist in two of the last three seasons, can go through with a win at Olympiakos in Group D on Tuesday or if Sporting Lisbon fails to beat Barcelona.Roma will also go through with a win against Qarabag in Group C on Tuesday, or if Atletico Madrid fails to beat Chelsea.Amid sluggish ticket sales, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has been urging fans to show up at the Stadio Olimpico.“We want to win and sing together,” Di Francesco wrote on social media after opening a Twitter account. “On Tuesday we’ll need all of your support.”___ A look at what’s happening around the Champions League this week:___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 folkATLETICO IN DANGERAtletico Madrid needs a lot to happen to keep alive its streak of four consecutive appearances in the knockout stage. 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(Martin Rickett/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Eight places in the Champions League’s last 16 are still up for grabs heading into the final round of group games.Three traditional heavyweights — Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich — are already through, as are former champion Chelsea and two of the nouveaux riches in Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Tottenham and Besiktas complete the set of current qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ EXTENDING THE RECORDAfter hammering seven goals past Celtic two weeks ago in Group B, PSG and its impressive offensive armada of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani will also try to improve what is already a tournament record of 24 goals in this season’s group stage.PSG is seeking a sixth straight group win and to rebound from a shock 2-1 loss to promoted Strasbourg in the French league. Curry scores 30, Warriors dominate Heat Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Diego Simeone’s team, twice a finalist in the last four years, must beat Chelsea away and needs Roma to draw or lose against Azerbaijani team Qarabag at home.Atletico didn’t win any of its first four matches in Group C. Among its setbacks were back-to-back draws against Qarabag.Sevilla is in a much more comfortable position as it can reach the last 16 for the second straight season with a draw at Maribor on Wednesday. Sevilla can win Group E with a win if Liverpool fails to defeat Spartak Moscow at home.___ENGLISH SWEEP?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
View comments That’s why Lee couldn’t help but share everyone’s excitement over the clash.“I was excited because this will be the first time that we’ll meet,” Lee said in Filipino. “For a coach to say those things, it means that he saw something different on the kid.”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 folkIt turns out, Lee didn’t need really need to do so much as he got ample support from his teammates in the Hotshots’ 105-94 victory over the Road Warriors. He still led the charge for Magnolia with 21 points, three rebounds and four assists for his team’s third win in four games.Lee now understands all the hype surrounding Ravena, seeing first hand how good the former Ateneo stalwart is. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:14Carpio 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Kiefer is really good and he’s very promising. If you don’t know him and it’s your first time to watch him play, you’ll think that he’s been in the league for so long,” he said.Ravena dove to the challenge head first and captained the Road Warriors pouring in a new career-best 31 points, to go with four boards and five dimes.With that performance in mind, Lee has no doubt that Ravena will go a long way in his basketball career.”He’s very talented and gifted. He’s already ripe, and for sure, his future is bright here in the PBA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith everyone expecting big things from Kiefer Ravena, Paul Lee knew he needed to deliver the goods for Magnolia in its clash against NLEX on Sunday.After all, it was no less than his former coach Yeng Guiao, who compared the two guards.ADVERTISEMENT Alab bounces back, torches Mono Vampire MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES