Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRookie Matthew Wright found his touch late and Phoenix came back to beat Meralco, 94-90, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Wright fired 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, where the shorthanded Fuel Masters rallied from double digits.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, who led by as much as 12, 71-59, slipped to 2-3 despite drawing a career-high 24 points from rookie Jonathan Grey.Wright, the Fil-Canadian swingman, scored 10 points inside the last four minutes including Phoenix’s last three points all coming at the free throw line in the final 30 seconds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 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 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Tanduay happy with PBA D-League Draft haul As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “I’m just relieved. We lost last two games by an average of 31 points. It was like sleepless nights for all of us,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia, whose squad improved to 3-3.“But I just challenged the guys. Halfway point of the conference, we just have to be thankful that we’re 2-3 because the way we’re playing we could have been 0-5.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Fuel Masters played without their two key veterans in JC Intal and Willie Wilson.“The guys stepped up with JC and Willie out tonight,” said Vanguardia. “Willie had amoebiasis even during our game against Star and he suffered from numbness due to complications with his meds while JC has a bruised rib.” View comments
Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points for the Timberwolves. But Karl-Anthony Towns had just 11 points on 3-for-15 shooting and missed all six of his 3-pointers. Zach LaVine also was quiet with 13 points on 5-for-12 shooting and the Wolves fell to 9-11 in games in which they lead by double digits.“I shot good shots, put them up with the same form and they just weren’t going in,” Towns said. “I tried to do other things, try to make free throws when you got them, get rebounds, make assists. I don’t know. I shot good shots, they just didn’t fall.”Portland had lost seven of its last eight and was floundering with its star on the bench with ankle problems.Lillard was listed as doubtful for the game with that sprained left ankle. He worked out hard before the game and showed no noticeable limp, but the Blazers started McCollum at point guard again with two days off before their next scheduled game. McCollum, who was averaging 26 points per game with Lillard out, scored 13 points in a ragged first quarter and put up 16 in a 32-15 third quarter that helped the Blazers turn a 14-point deficit into a five-point lead going into the fourth.“Without Damian, that’s 28 points and a lot of defensive attention,” McCollum said. “Seven assists, six rebounds, so a lot more energy has to be utilized on my end. I have to try to keep guys involved and take over as a decision maker.”ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan 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 Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Goal transformed into art: Wenger lauds Giroud’s ‘scorpion’ The Wolves came back to tie it with 7:23 to play, but Shabazz Napier hit a big 3, Turner hit a soft jumper and Allen Crabbe knocked down another 3 to put the Blazers in front for good.Before the game, Portland coach Terry Stotts said it was important for his players not to try to do too much with Lillard out.“I just said there might be a guy who scores 10 more than you expect,” Stotts said. “He scored 20 more than I expected.”TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Crabbe had 10 points and a career-high eight rebounds. … McCollum topped 30 for the seventh time this season. His previous career high was 37. … Napier scored three points, the only bench player besides Turner to score.Timberwolves: PG Ricky Rubio had a rough night, going 0 for 5 from the field and getting torched by McCollum on defense. He did not play in the fourth quarter. … Minnesota entered the game 10th in the NBA in free throw shooting, but missed six of them on Sunday night. … Towns did have 13 rebounds and six assists, all in the first quarter.MISSING MOTIEJUNASThe Timberwolves had a workout scheduled with free agent forward Donatas Motiejunas as they considered adding him to help them bolster a bench that has struggled mightily this season. After working out with New Orleans, Motiejunas took a flight to Minneapolis on Sunday. But by the time he got off the plane, he had an offer from the Pelicans on the table and canceled his workout with the Timberwolves.“We never got a chance to sit down with him,” coach Tom Thibodeau said.UP NEXT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) receives a pass from forward Mason Plumlee 24) with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) pursuing during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. APMINNEAPOLIS — When the Minnesota Timberwolves jumped out to a 12-point lead over Portland at halftime, the struggling Trail Blazers looked to be on their way to yet another loss.Turns out C.J. McCollum had the young Wolves right where he wanted them.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young McCollum scored a career-high 43 points to carry the Trail Blazers to a 95-89 victory Sunday night.Mason Plumlee had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Evan Turner added 11 points for the Blazers. They were without star point guard Damian Lillard for the fourth straight game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngMcCollum made 16 of 25 shots, including a 30-foot 3-pointer with just over 2:30 to play to put the game out of reach.“We were being soft as a team and I think it showed in our performance,” McCollum said. “We knew that we needed to come out and compete.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Trail Blazers: Portland travels to Golden State on Wednesday at which time Lillard could be ready to return to the lineup.Timberwolves: Minnesota hits the road to start a two-game trip in Philadelphia on Tuesday against Joel Embiid and the 76ers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
A large amount of fuel trafficking takes place Massiapo, the capital of the district of Alto Inambari, mostly for use in illegal gold mining operations.A regional committee against illegal mining in Puno is considering declaring the buffer zone of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park a mining exclusion zone. ALTO INAMBARI, Peru — There are some places that we always remember better than others. That is what David Araníbar says when he thinks about the district of Alto Inambari, seven hours away from the city of Puno in Peru’s Sandia Province.Araníbar, the director of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, grew up in that area of the rainforest and still remembers seeing catfish racing downstream in the Inambari River, alongside otters who would run beside the catfish trying to trap them. Many years have passed since the last time Araníbar has seen an otter in the area. The area around the Inambari River, which has long been the otters’ preferred route to travel, is now filled with heavy machinery and barrels of mercury.It is an area that has been transformed by illegal mining.As the otter population decreases, the number of illegal stands selling fuel continues to climb. The fuel is there to facilitate mining in the area. An inspection by the provincial attorney specializing in environmental matters in Puno in late 2017 identified 36 points of illegal mining in the Inambari River Basin. Of those, 18 were in Alto Inambari. A large number of those illegal mines are located in the buffer zone of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, just a little over one mile from the protected area. It seems like just a matter of time before illegal mining makes its way into the park itself.
The Gin Kings, with LA Tenorio coming up big in the second half, shot down Alaska for the second straight game, 108-97, before an animated gallery at Smart Araneta Coliseum to give Ginebra the last semifinal slot and seal a box office dream of a matchup with the Hotshots.“We’re just glad to be there (in the semifinals against Star) at this point,” Cone said after his Kings broke away in the third period and defeated the Aces handily. “I told the players that this is not our championship and I am looking forward to seven games [against the Hotshots].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“The last time we did it, I was on the other side (with Purefoods) and we broke all sorts of [attendance] records,” Cone said about the rivalry dubbed “Manila Clasico.” “I’m really looking forward to it.”Ginebra will go into this series trying to figure out how to shut down Star, which Cone noted is the best offensive team in the league right now. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LA Tenorio leads Ginebra. PBA IMAGESUsually, coaches want a series to be over and done with in the shortest time possible.Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone, though, is actually looking forward to Barangay Ginebra’s Final Four series with sister team Star going the distance.ADVERTISEMENT “We have to find a way to slow them down,” he said, pointing out that the Hotshots have blown their past six opponents by close to 20 points. “They (Hotshots) are playing great basketball. It’s just awesome to watch them play.”Tenorio scored all but one of his team-high 31 points in the final three periods as Ginebra shook off a slow start and came up with a rip-roaring finish to become the 12th team in history to overturn a twice-to-win disadvantage.“We certainly picked the right time to play our best game of the season,” Cone said after getting 20 points from Aljon Mariano and 15 points from rookie Kevin Ferrer.Calvin Abueva had 29 points to pace Alaska, which also got 23 from Vic Manuel. Abueva also had 13 rebounds but the Aces just couldn’t knock down the shots when they needed to.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer opens its semifinal series against Talk ‘N Text today at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Titanic showdown 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 View comments Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 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 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player still normed decent numbers with 16 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks, just like in Game 2, his production wasn’t enough as the Beermen now stare at a 1-2 series deficit in their best-of-7 semifinals series.“We had lots of lapses and turnovers, but still, we’re there and it was still a close game,” he said, as the Beermen committed 19 turnovers which led to 18 easy points for TNT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBut just like last time, the Cebuano giant is keeping the faith with his squad, saying that San Miguel has proven itself more than capable of fighting back despite the back-to-back losses.“We’re still confident that we can bounce back and regroup from this loss,” he said. MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte LATEST STORIES Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFoul-plagued all game long, June Mar Fajardo admits TNT’s defense did its work following the San Miguel’s 98-92 Game 3 loss on Sunday.“I can feel that their defense is tightening up on me,” Fajardo said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Seigle sets milestone in TNT’s Game 3 win Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member The same goes with Fajardo’s teammates as they trust that the big man will be able to come through.“June Mar will adjust. He’s not a three-time MVP for no reason, and we’re not three-time champions for no reason,” said Chris Ross.“I can’t really comment on the calls that were made, but the big man, he’s our big man and he should be able to get calls at the end. It just didn’t happen and he wasn’t able to get any calls. We’ll see what happens in Game 4,” SMB swingman Marcio Lassiter said.Fajardo feels the next game is already a must-win for San Miguel.“It’s a must-win for us. It’s going to be difficult if they go up 3-1. We have to win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThings are not looking to get any easier for Barangay Ginebra.After notching their first win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the Gin Kings will be tested against their rivals Star Hotshots on Sunday in one of the conference’s most anticipated games.ADVERTISEMENT Star has won four in a row despite its longtime leader Marc Pingris yet to make his conference debut and the Hotshots have certainly gotten the attention of the Gin Kings.“They’re an undefeated team, they’ve been playing really, really well,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after a 113-96 rout of winless GlobalPort Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“They’re playing good basketball right now, they have a good import. I think nakukuha na nila yung chemistry nila as a team,” said Kings point guard LA Tenorio, who sustained a cut above his left eye after colliding with Batang Pier big man Rico Maierhofer in the waning seconds. “Even though Ping is not playing, we really have to focus on our defense and yung gameplan.”The Hotshots have been a force to reckon with thanks to their deep roster and import Tony Mitchell, who quickly learned how to play with his new teammates. “It’s gonna be tough game for us on Sunday for sure so we need to bring our A-game against Star so we cant afford to lose, win [and then] lose [again] in this conference,” Tenorio said. “We need to gain some momentum, so it will be big for us if we’re gonna win against Star.”The showdown on Sunday will be the two teams’ first meeting since Ginebra overcame Star in Game 7 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup two months ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “Tony Mitchell seems to fit them really well. I scouted him in the D-League, he’s a very active guy, a very athletic and very active, he plays the game with a lot of emotion,” Cone praised.“He’s been playing very well for them, and they’ve looked really sharp. They’ve looked really sharp ever since Chito (Victolero) took over, so you know, we have our work cut out for us, obviously.”Mitchell had 19 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in Star’s 97-83 victory over Mahindra on Wednesday.But Mitchell isn’t the only one Ginebra has to deal with in its duel against Star, which flaunts a talented lineup from top to bottom.Against the Floodbuster, the Hotshots showed their firepower with four of their guards reaching double figures in scoring led by rookie Jio Jalalon’s 14.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Offensive woes dragging down Mahindra MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home A victory packed with unforgivable errors is definitely not a happy thought for BaliPure coach Roger Gorayeb.The Water Defenders gave up the opening set before sending the Power Smashers to their knees Tuesday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Donnie Nietes: Old warrior in a hurry? Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR 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 “It was a bad game,” said Gorayeb in Filipino after his team scraped past the Power Smashers, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22, to maintain an unbeaten slate after two games.“Committing errors are normal, but we should learn from every mistake,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnJerrili Malabanan somehow pacified her coach after leading BaliPure with 20 points, 19 of them on crisp and solid attacks at the net, while Grethcel Soltones contributed 15 points.“We lacked communication inside the court. This should not happen at this point in the tournament,” said Gorayeb. He was particularly annoyed at his team when the Water Defenders mounted a rally and pulled within a point or two on several occasions—only to commit a service error in the next sequence to bail the Power Smashers out.The trio of Jovelyn Prado, Regine Arocha and Dimdim Pacres scored 11 points while Katherine Villegas added 10 for the Power Smashers, who slid to 1-1.“Our team should learn from this and develop maturity as a team,” said Gorayeb.It could had gone either way in the final three sets with the Water Defenders pulling through with a couple of lucky breaks in the deciding set after the Power Smashers knotted the count for the last time at 22.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar
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Boycott sorry for ‘unacceptable’ remarks about WI Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has apologised for making an allegedly racist comment while discussing knighthoods handed out to West Indies cricketers. British newspaper The Daily Mirror reported yesterday that the 76-year-old Boycott said he would need to “black me face” to get a knighthood after seeing the honour handed out like “confetti” to West Indies greats such as Viv Richards, Garfield Sobers and Curtly Ambrose. Boycott responded to the newspaper article by tweeting that what he said was “unacceptable,” adding: “I meant no offence but what I said was clearly wrong and I apologise unreservedly.” He said he has “utmost respect” for West Indian cricket. Boycott, an outspoken pundit, is reported to have made the remarks at a question-and-answer session during a break in play of England’s day-night Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston last week. – AP Australia’s tour match cancelled after flooding DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP): Australia’s two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been cancelled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground. Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith visited the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday and decided it wouldn’t be fit for play yesterday and today. “The ground wasn’t deemed up to the mark,” Bangladesh Cricket Board media and communications committee chairman Jalal Yunus said. “Some parts of the outfield remained wet so they didn’t want to play the practise match there.” The visitors now will continue regular training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium ahead of the two-Test series, which starts August 27. “It’s a shame for both of the sides,” said Lehmann, whose team will enter the series with just an intra-squad trial in Australia last week as warmup. “The BCB has been fantastic trying to get us the game. The amount of rain hasn’t helped.
Zone A Anchovy vs Irwin Green Pond vs Maldon Zone B Rusea’s vs Green Island Frome vs Knockalva Cambridge vs Hopewell Zone C Herbert Morrison vs Muschett William Knibb vs Spot Valley Cedric Titus vs Holland Zone D Black River vs Petersfield Manning’s vs Grange Hill Little London vs Godfrey Stewart Zone E Maggotty vs Newell Lacovia vs B.B. Coke Munro vs STETHS Zone F Mile Gully vs Manchester Cross Keys vs May Day deCarteret vs Belair Zone G Holmwood vs Alston Christiana vs Knox Spalding vs Troy Zone H Edwin Allen vs Thompson Town Zone I Brown’s Town vs Ocho Rios Zone J Iona vs St Mary High Oracabessa vs Brimmervale Carron Hall vs St Mary Tech. Zone K Ewarton vs Bog Walk Dinthill vs Guys Hill McGrath vs Charlemont Zone L Horace Clarke vs Fair Prospect Port Antonio vs Titchfield Zone M Denbigh vs Bellefield Porus vs Foga Road Zone N Central vs Kemps Hill Vere Tech vs Old Harbour Bustamante vs Garvey Maceo Zone O Seaforth vs Paul Bogle St Thomas Tech vs Yallahs Robert Lightbourne vs Morant Bay Today’s other games Back-to-back wins aside, perhaps the most impressive thing about St James’ start so far is the fact that they are yet to concede a goal, but today’s test will be their biggest so far, given Cornwall’s penchant for attacking football. Cornwall certainly pack a ton of firepower and will be looking to Aiden Jokomba, the physical Garnett Hudson ,and their leading goalscorer Shavon McDonald to pierce the St James backline. Both teams are in great form and are level on six points at the top, only separated by goal difference, which favours St James High. They have scored one more goal than the defending champions, who have scored seven goals and conceded one. CLEAN SHEET The ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup is set to resume this afternoon with another Montego Bay cross-town derby with defending champions Cornwall College (CC) playing hosts to the Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore-coached St James High in Zone A action at 3:30 p.m. CC coach Dr Dean Weatherly described St James High as a well-coached team with a deep bench but says his boys will be going in the match determined to pick up all three points and maintain their 100 per cent win record in daCosta Cup. Former champions St James have also made an impressive start to this year’s competition under the guidance of Reggae Boyz head coach Whitmore, winning both games played so far.