The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has found itself in a bind as the role of the administrative director, Ian Andrews, particularly as it relates to signing powers, has not been restored – as mandated – by the board of directors, which is led by Don Anderson.As a result, staff and creditors of the government-run agency are being significantly impacted as health benefits and personal deductions for staff, which have been signed by Andrews, are not being co-signed by Anderson or any other board member.Also, some creditors who have rendered services in various sports development programmes carried out by the government organisation cannot be paid, as Anderson refuses to co-sign the cheques with the administrative director.And only last week, one creditor, Edward Cooke, filed for compensation by the agency through his lawyer, for monies ($619,000) owed by INSPORTS.The issue is long-running, since September last year when Andrews was sent on administrative leave and his signing powers revoked by the board, following appraisal by the Auditor General’s Department.The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), which mediates on behalf of government workers, intervened and cited discrepancies in the removal, noting that it was unconstitutional.It said the decision to send Andrews on administrative leave was not in line with public-sector leave protocol and instructed Andrews to remain in his job as the board acted irrational and without foundation.The JCSA also insisted that Andrews’ signing powers be restored and even warned against the current dilemma facing the Institute, as a result of the administrative director’s signing restrictions.”This goes against proper governance … and will impair the smooth running of operations,” a portion of the letter from the bargaining unit shared.Further, it said because the bank had already accepted on the board’s request to relieve Andrews of signing power, it called on Anderson to make the corrective changes with the bank to restore such privileges.Since then, the Ministry of Finance and the permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister have instructed Anderson to restore the signing powers of the administrative director. However, he has refused.The request was first made at a meeting between representatives of government ministries, the INSPORTS board and Andrews.In a letter to Anderson dated November 9, 2015, Alison McLean, chief technical director, Ministry of Finance, called for the expedition of the removal of the administrative leave and that “any consequential arrangements that were predicated on that instruction be rescinded from the date of the correspondence as agreed in the October 6, 2015 meeting”.A second letter to Anderson, dated November 18, 2015, from Elaine Foster-Allen, permanent secretary attached to the OPM, instructed: “Following our conversation this morning (Foster-Allen-Anderson), I write to confirm that the directives issued in relation to the administrative leave of administrative director Ian Andrews, which has been withdrawn, also indicated that his authority to sign on behalf of the Institute of Sports has been restored.”Please be kind enough to indicate that this has been done.”When The Gleaner asked Anderson about his refusal to follow the directives, he gave no clear answer.”That is a redundant question (why Andrews’ signing power is not restored). When you spoke to me last week I told you exactly what the position was … The thing about it is that I have answered this question already, unless you are trying to stoke up something else,” he said.”Talk to me in a few days time and all will be clear, hopefully. But I have to be sensible about my response, so later on we will talk,” he promised.
SOUTHERN CRUISE, who was third in the St Leger as a three-year-old in 2015, should give Super-6 players a flying start when he runs in the opening race (restricted allowance III) over 1400 metres, to be contested by seven starters.Trained by Anthony Nunes, SOUTHERN CRUISE is easily the most accomplished in the field, and following his close second to TARANIS in the recent New Year’s Day Trophy over 1300 metres, the 4-y-o son of Western Cruise cannot be opposed with champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard. Stable companion BALLON D’OR should follow him home.The second race over the round-five course for maiden four-year-olds up has attracted 10 starters, and indications are it will come down to a straight fight between IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST (Robert Halledeen up) and SIR LEYLAND HALL (Ryan Nelson), both of whom have shown promise.The Paul Hylton-trained SIR LEYLAND HALL finished second to TRADITIONAL STORM over 1200 metres when last raced in September 2015, while the Burt Tomlinson-trained IAMALLABOUTHEBEST showed good speed when finishing fourth to LAGUNA POINT over the straight on January 1.With Lasix administered for the first time, IAMALLABOUTHEBEST (working fairly well) is preferred to SIR LEYLAND HALL, who has not been seen at exercise and is apparently training at sea.The second banker in the first Super-6 comes in the third race over 1500 metres in the form of NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who was caught on the line by FUTURE KING in the SVL 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile last Boxing Day.Trained by Gary Subratie, the 3-y-o daughter of Nuclear Wayne reports in fine fettle (working well) and with three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson having secured the ride, should account for old rival ANOTHER FURY under Wesley Henry.EL CLIENTE, now dropped in class for the fourth race over 1200 metres for $180,000 claimers, will prove hard to deny from the convenient mark of 54.0kg due to apprentice Odean Edwards’ 3.0kg claiming allowance. The six-year-old gelding has run some good races against better horses in recent months, and despite the sound claims of the recent winner EUSEBIA and super-fit ENHANCE PROSDPERITY, the choice has to be EL CLIENTE.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by TURBO MACHINE CAT (knocking at the door) and the well-forward first-time runner MEGATRON (Shane Ellis up) in the sixth, division one of the Mercury Sprint for native bred maiden three-year-old colts and geldings. Their respective dangers are MAN IN BLUE and newcomer BOLD SYMPHONY (working fairly well).FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) SOUTHERN CRUISE(2) IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST(3) NUCLEAR AFFAIR(4) EL CLIENTE/EUSEBIA(5) TURBO MACHINE CAT(6) MEGATRON/BOLDSYMPHONY- O.C.
Western Bureau:Clarendon College have a score to settle against Cornwall College and they will have no bigger chance to do so than when they battle each other for a spot in the final of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup this afternoon at the St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) Sports Ground at 2:30 p.m.The last time these two teams met, the Chapleton-based Clarendon College were on the losing end of a six-goal thriller, going down 4-2 to Cornwall College at the semi-final stage of the FLOW Super Cup earlier in the month.And just like their first clash, this one is expected to be another humdinger between two of the daCosta Cup’s most prolific teams this year.The Dr Dean Weatherly-coached Cornwall College, although having to deal with two consecutive losses in recent weeks, should feel comfortable on the STETHS grounds against their rivals.This will be a play-to-the-very-end matchup, with both teams giving it one hundred per cent to land a date in the final.”We are always ready to play good football. We have had some issues in recent days but those are behind us. We have proven that we are a mature bunch of players,” stated Weatherly.”The win in the Super Cup was a good yardstick, but that’s done and over with. This will be a different ball game, but we are up for the challenge,” the Cornwall coach emphasised.And a challenge it will be indeed. Their best player going forward, Peter-Lee Vassell, has been carrying a leg injury. How ready he will be for this crucial match is unknown, while the rigours of a long season are beginning to show on their leading goal scorer, Jourdaine Fletcher.Fletcher, in particular, looked off colour in the Ben Francis Cup semi-final loss to Lennon High.The Clarendon College aggregation could counter with their highly rated team captain Creggton Charlton, leading the charge, along with the talented Shemar Hunter. The pair was on target against Cornwall in the Super Cup.Clarendon College goalkeeper Benjamin Williams could, however, be in for a busy day should Fletcher, who has benefited from a full week’s rest, find his best form today.Both schools boast significant pedigree in the daCosta Cup, with Cornwall being the most successful of the lot, with eleven titles. Clarendon College are six-time winners of the trophy.The last time Cornwall College reached the final they emerged champions back in 2001. Clarendon, meanwhile, last reached the final in 2014, where they defeated STETHS.The other semi-final will be played tomorrow at the Manchester High School grounds and pits the defending champions STETHS against high-flying Lennon High School who ended STETHS’ reign as Ben Francis Cup winners one week ago at the same venue.
A team of six boxers and two officials will leave today for Barbados to participate in the 2016 Caribbean Boxing Development tournament, which takes place at the Barbados Beach Club from tomorrow to Saturday.The boxers are lightweight Daniel Hylton, who will box in the Junior class; female flyweight Keron Thomas, who will box in the Novice class; lightweight Ricardo Carter; middleweight Janathan Hanson; light heavyweight Ian Darby; and super heavyweight Richardo Brown, who will all box in the Open Elite class.They will be accompanied by Gilbert Vaz, who will be the manager-coach, and Robert Napier, coach. Referee-Judge Kevin Stupart, who will participate in a pre-tournament seminar for technical officials, left the island on Saturday. The team will be joined in Barbados by Switzerland-based Jamaican female bantamweight boxer Sara-Joy Rae.The tournament is designed to allow boxers from the Caribbean to compete with each other annually as part of the development programme for the region. Other territories participating are Barbados, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St Maarten, the US Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.International Boxing Association president Dr C. K. Wu and the acting executive director, William Louis Marie, will be present for the finals and will have a meeting with regional representatives on Sunday, December 11.
MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will require surgery on his injured hamstring, ruling him out of the remainder of Melbourne Renegades’ campaign in the Big Bash League here.The 33-year-old fell awkwardly as he attempted to field a delivery on the boundary during Thursday’s clash with Perth Scorchers at the Etihad Stadium, and lay on the ground afterwards clutching his left hamstring.Scans yesterday revealed a serious injury, with doctors recommending surgery.”Unfortunately, my Big Bash season is over, which is very disappointing,” Trinidadian Bravo said.”I’ll now have surgery and the rehabilitation to get me fit and playing at my best again. I want to thank all the Renegades fans for their support for me and I hope to see them again next season.”Bravo’s injury comes as a huge blow for Renegades, who were banking on his experience to propel them in the tournament. He played only two games, scoring 24 and 23 and taking two wickets.However, his 344 Twenty20s meant he was the franchise’s most experienced player, and they are likely to struggle in finding a suitable replacement.”It’s a huge blow. He’s one of the best all-rounders in the world,” Renegades captain Aaron Finch said.DAMAGING BLOW”It’s an unbelievably damaging blow for us, but also for him because we know how much he loves coming out here.”Veteran left-arm spinner Brad Hogg said it was now important that the remainder of the squad pulled their weight.”At the end of the day, you do lose players throughout the tournament. We’ve lost James Pattinson for the first couple of games, and that’s a big loss,” Hogg noted.”And that’s where the other guys have got to step up and play their roles. If you’re going to win the Big Bash, you’re going to require all 18 of the squad.”Bravo is the second West Indies player to be struck down by injury after women’s star Deandra Dottin suffered multiple fractures of her cheekbone in an on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris earlier this week.
Devon Moncriffe, one of two boxers seeking a second title in the Wray & Nephew 2017 junior middleweight Contender series, bows into competition tonight, when he goes up against Canadian boxer Larone Whyte over five rounds, at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Fight time for this bout is 9.30 p.m. The show gets under way at 8.30 with two amateur bouts. Moncriffe, who is 40 years old and has a 12-6 record, won the Contender middleweight title in 2013. He and Sakima Mullings, who won in 2014 as a welterweight, are the two former champions in this year’s show. Mullings is already through to the quarter-finals, and Moncriffe is making a bid for his place tonight. He is a natural middleweight, and had to go on a programme to make the 154 pounds junior middleweight limit. Yesterday, he declared that his “training had gone well” and the he was ” in great shape and ready for the challenge”. One of the biggest problems for him tonight could be the effects of his long layoff from competition. He last fought on October 24, 2015, when he lost by technical knockout to Renan St Juste in Canada. He does not see the layoff as a factor tonight, however, because of the amount of training that he has put in. “I have worked hard and did not have any problems. I will be ready to go from the first round,” he added. His opponent Whyte is feeling quite at home in Jamaica, and told The Gleaner that he was happy to be back. “My parents are Jamaican and I have a lot of relatives here. I have seen many of them since I came in over the weekend, and they will be coming to cheer me on. It will be great to hear some cheers for me in the audience,” he said. Whyte, who is 27 years old, has had only two professional fights and won them both by technical knockout. His last fight was in December 2015, so like Moncriffe, he has had a long layoff. He does not see his lack of professional boxing experience as a problem, because, like many of the boxers from Canada, he had an extensive amateur career. He told The Gleaner that he has had 65 amateur fights, “learnt the ropes well, and will be putting it all on display on fight night”. Moncriffe’s experience and record do not bother him, he said. “I have trained hard, I am ready, ready, ready, and will be giving it my best shot,” were his final words.
Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women’s bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. APAlthough her last two matches ended in brutal knockout losses, Ronda Rousey remains one of the catalysts in catapulting women’s MMA (mixed martial arts) into the mainstream.But as far as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is concerned, Rousey may never step foot on the octagon again—this time, for good.ADVERTISEMENT PH chinlone squad catches eye of gold-medal coach Teen gunned down in Masbate At 30 years old, Rousey might still have plenty of fight left in the tank but has remained mum about her future in fighting.She also got recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne and has continued pursuing an acting career. Khristian Ibarrola. /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “I think she’s going to retire,” White candidly spoke of Rousey to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim. ”She hasn’t announced that. She hasn’t said that to me, but it’s what I believe.”The former Olympian judoka’s recent actions certainly point to an early retirement from the sport—refusing to answer any MMA-related questions from the media and instead focusing on TV and movie appearances.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’Furthermore, Rousey is the only ranked UFC fighter to have not gone through USADA’s (United States Anti-Doping Agency) mandated testing in 2017, after being tested on nine occasions last year.Rousey’s first career setback came at UFC 193 in 2015, when she was on the receiving end of a brutal head kick from Holly Holm. She returned a year later but suffered the same fate against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The fourth round begins, with the most anticipated matchup being reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at night in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Muguruza is seeded No. 3; Kvitova is No. 13. They are among the most powerful hitters in the game today. For Kvitova, this is her toughest matchup since returning to action at the French Open following surgery on her left hand as a result of an attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. “I would be happy (to) see a top-10 player, finally. That’s means I’m kind of deep in the tournament, finally,” Kvitova said. “It’s nice to play someone who won a Grand Slam this year. I’m really looking forward (to) the big stage and (to) that match.” Another past Wimbledon champion, No. 9 Venus Williams, is also in Ashe, playing Carla Suarez Navarro in the afternoon. In men’s play, the revelation of the tournament, 18-year-old Canadian qualifier Denis Shapovalov, takes on the highest-seeded man left in the bottom half of the draw, No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta.SUNDAY’S FORECASTFEATURED 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’Rain. High of 73 degrees (23 Celsius).SATURDAY’S WEATHER Rain in the evening. High of 66 degrees (19 Celsius).SATURDAY’S RESULTSMen’s third round: No. 1 Rafael Nadal beat Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 Roger Federer beat No. 31 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5; No. 6 Dominic Thiem beat No. 30 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 6-3, 6-4; No. 9 David Goffin beat No. 18 Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-1, retired; No. 24 Juan Martin Del Potro beat No. 11 Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-3, 6-3, 6-4; Aleksandr Dolgopolov beat Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0, 6-4; Andrey Rublev beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Philipp Kohlschreiber beat John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.Women’s third round: No. 1 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 27 Zhang Shuai 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 Elina Svitolina beat Shelby Rogers 6-4, 7-5; No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe beat No. 10 Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Daria Kasatkina beat No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2; No. 15 Madison Keys beat No. 17 Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Jennifer Brady beat Monica Niculescu 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3); Lucie Safarova beat Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2; Kaia Kanepi beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.STAT OF THE DAYADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees 16 — Unforced errors by Roger Federer in his victory; he averaged 62 in his first two matches.QUOTE OF THE DAY“Maybe ‘The Real Housewives’ will want to play tennis one day.” — CoCo Vandweghe, the 20th-seeded American, who says she likes to watch reality TV shows. Knights, Lions relish unlikely team-up in NCAA All-Star Game LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, waves to fans after beating Caroline Garcia, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. APA quick look at the U.S. Open :LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAYADVERTISEMENT
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claimed that the league and Patriots failed to protect their players’ safety, leading to the disease that deprived Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter, Avielle, of her father’s companionship.“Defendants were fully aware of the dangers of exposing NFL players, such as Aaron, to repeated traumatic head impacts,” the lawsuit said. “Yet, defendants concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment. A Patriots spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.The league recently agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the dangers of playing football.The “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed on Thursday is independent of the class-action suit that began making payments this summer. Baez said it was the first of its kind.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Beda clinches Final 4 berth, edges JRU DAY6 is for everybody “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” attorney Jose Baez said.Hernandez killed himself in April in the prison cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder. Baez said Hernandez had shown signs of memory loss, impulsivity and aggression that could be attributed to CTE.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“When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed,” he said. “But you don’t know.”CTE, which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy, has been found in former members of the military , football players and boxers and others who have been subjected to repeated head trauma. A recent study found signs of the disease in 110 of 111 NFL players whose brains were inspected. MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “If we have to be groundbreakers in this area, it’s something we’re prepared to do,” he said.Hernandez committed suicide just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory and a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime.Hernandez did not raise CTE in his defense at either trial because he claimed actual innocence.“It’s something I deeply regret,” Baez said.A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract.But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that ruling is itself being appealed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 View comments In this file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. APBOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer said on Thursday in announcing a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
PBA IMAGESTNT import Glen Rice Jr. isn’t too concerned with the way his team got whipped by Ginebra in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.Instead, Rice is already looking forward to Game 2 with the KaTropa eyeing to level the series.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I just feel sometimes that we bring little bit of energy and sometimes we don’t. Even in the first game versus Rain or Shine, our energy wasn’t the best. So I think it’s something that we need to continue to work on — consistency,” he said.“We can’t have one game when we blow somebody out and in the next game we get blown out. It doesn’t work like that. We got to be consistent and if we lose, we lose, but we gonna lose playing the way that we play, which is playing hard.”Rice said the loss was still a hard pill to swallow for any team. But he added there’s no time to sulk as with only little time to prepare for Wednesday’s Game 2 in Batangas.“It’s gonna be hard when you lose like that,” he said. “There’s probably so many things that I would be looking at the film see what went wrong. But they were the better team tonight and I got to tip my hat to them. I guess they strategized better, they played better, they knocked down more shots, they defended better.“But that’s the good thing about the playoffs. You got to win best-of-5. It’s not one game and lost so we just got to get back, watch the film, we’ll talk about it as a team tomorrow. We got to figure out a way where we can strive to do and play better on Wednesday.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “It don’t matter how much we lost. That’s the great thing about the playoffs. We could have lost by a buzzer-beater or we could have lost by 30, but it’s still a best-of-five series,” he said, shrugging off the KaTropa’s humbling 121-94 Game 1 defeat to the Gin Kings on Monday.Rice fought valiantly for his side, collecting 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, but failed to get much support from his teammates except for Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlso making it hard for the KaTropa was their 22 turnovers.Rice doesn’t seem to be alarmed despite TNT suffering a 27-point beatdown, but he’d like to see his team play with more energy starting Game 2. Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa View comments