With the NBA officially setting the date for the NBA Draft as Oct. 15, the NCAA has announce that its withdrawal date for early entrants wishing to retain college eligibility will be Aug. 3 or 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine, whichever comes first.NCAA vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told Sporting News previously the organization had planned a withdrawal date it would announce once it got the official word on the NBA Draft but didn’t want to pre-announce out of respect for the league. The Division I men’s basketball oversight committee determined the new date “allows a reasonable amount of time for all men’s basketball student-athletes to make a choice about starting a professional career,” according to a release from the NCAA. It still is unclear what sort of process the league might follow relative to the combine and individual player workouts for specific teams. “This provides the utmost flexibility to student-athletes testing the waters to make the most informed decision about their future during this uncertain time,” Gavitt said in a release.The NCAA chose to remove its original date of June 3 when the league announced it was postponing the draft indefinitely.MORE: Key dates to know in NBA’s return However, with the established date coming well after most colleges will begin their fall terms — the University of Iowa, where Sporting News Player of the Year Luka Garza could return from the early entry list, is scheduled to begin in mid-August — the NCAA needed to establish a date farther in advance of the actual draft than the original 2020 plan had been.There are 163 collegians on the early entry list, although many already have announced they have closed to the door to a possible college return.Among the top players who could return to school, along with Garza, are Villanova forward Saddiq Bey, Butler guard Jared Butler, Gonzaga center Filip Petrusev and Tennessee big man Yves Pons.
Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner pointsPositions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner pointsPositions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner pointsPositions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners pointsNASCAR starting lineup at IndianapolisNASCAR has scrapped prerace qualifying and practice to limit time spent at the track during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has mostly been using random draws to determine starting positions for races.The results of Thursday’s draw for the starting lineup in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:Pos.DriverCar No. Team1Joey Logano22Team Penske2Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing3Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports4Justin Allgaier*48Hendrick Motorsports5Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing6Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing7Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing8Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing9Brad Keselowski2Team Penske10Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports11Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing12Ryan Blaney12Team Penske13Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing14Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing15Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing16Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing17Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports18William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports19John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports20Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing21Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing22Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing23Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing24Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing25Joey Gase51Petty Ware Racing26Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports27Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports28Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing29Ty Dillon13Germain Racing30Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing31Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing32Ross Chastain77Spire Motorsports33Quin Houff00StarCom Racing34JJ Yeley27Rick Ware Racing35Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing36Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing38Timmy Hill66Motorsports Business Management39Johs Bilicki7Tommy Baldwin Racing40BJ McLeod78BJ McLeod Motorsports* Allgaier is driving in place of Jimmie Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19. The starting lineup and pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was determined by the same procedure that has been in place for most races since the series’ return from its COVID-19 pandemic pause.The starting grid for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records, which is scheduled to go green at 4:23 p.m. ET at The Brickyard and will be broadcast live on NBC, was determined by a combination of random draw and positions in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings in place of qualfying and practice sessions. MORE: Updated 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedulePit stall selection for Cup Series races that are run without qualifying is determined by the results of the previous race. In the case of Sunday’s race at Indy, the selection was based on where drivers finished in last Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.Below is the starting lineup for Saturday’s NASCAR race at Indianapolis and how it was set.Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Indianapolis?Joey Logano will be on the pole for Sunday’s race after a random drawing of the top 12 in the point standings. This is Logano’s first pole of the season, in Race No. 16. Logano comes into Indy sixth in the point standings, 81 points behind series leader Kevin Harvick, but he has finished no better than 17th in his last four races. He was 36th and 24th in the weekend races at Pocono.Joining Logano on the front row will be Kurt Busch, who is 10th in the standings. Busch is coming off a 13th-place finish in the Pocono Sunday race.MORE: Watch all NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Logano (Team Penske) and Busch (Chip Ganassi Racing) drive for teams that know how to win at Indy in multiple series. Penske and Ganassi have combined for 22 Indianapolis 500 victories, with Team Penske earning 18, and each has one NASCAR Cup Series win at Indy.Below is the protocol for how the Cup Series field was set at Indianapolis:
MASON CITY — Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing last Friday night in Mason City.Police say they were called to the 1300 block of North Federal, where 34-year-old Benny Montgomery was found with multiple stab wounds. Montgomery was transported to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center where he remains in critical condition at last report.Police on Thursday arrested 35-year-old Antoine Rodgers and 37-year-old Marvell Rodgers, both of Mason City. They are both charged with willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.Both are being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail without bond until they make an appearance before a magistrate.
Vallejo left after the break to consolidate the defense with three centrals. The Granada left at nine o’clock at ten. The same facade one hour apart. He was no longer so oblivious to the running ball. But the sensations soon returned to Bilbao. Thus, in a foul, Athletic scored the second: it was the central Yeray, after lowering the ball with his chest like Aduriz, and finishing off the squad, but the referee canceled it out of the clear game of five players.Diego Martínez saw many problems to cover the shores of Yuri, Capa and Williams. This continued with their careers. There are rockets in Cape Canaveral with less power. Capa acquired prominence later. First with a shot that found Rui Silva’s paradón and then with a goal after a bite hit that slipped into the goal. But the referee checked it on the screen at the field level and as Williams was in the way hindering the line of sight of the goal, although without participating, he canceled it. Protests and local outrage.It was a new tsunami. Impotence wore white. That is why Soldier behaved like a juvenile and gave Íñigo Martínez a kick that erases him for the return due to the accumulation of reprimands. The same thing had happened to Dani García in the first part. Vallejo was a caramelito when he took him to the band Williams, who dislocated the hip of Zaragoza.Aduriz left to add more legend to the game, although the first thing he did was a card jump to get something out of his arm. The chances were an insult: 10-1. But in a minute, Granada, which ended up leaving two men out of the defense, had two. It served to add Simon to a magical night, yes, but unproductive. The lions pardoned a entrenched group. Any disconnection could be a detail that decided part of this first installment towards the end. In a moment of flickering from a visiting offside, Dani Garcia, the smartest in the class, threw a long pass to Williams, who lowered it with his shoulder (as determined by the VAR later), deployed his athletic exuberance and caught in cloths smaller after Granada. He left the pass in the middle for Muniain to score his first Cup goal. The best partners. There were no footsteps of Yangel and Gonalons. And he was as present in the game Soldier as his friend Aduriz, who was resting on the bench. That is, it figured but was not. The Granada coach was consumed seeing his team so shrunk in fifteen meters of his field. He chose to break the rojiblanco concert, similar vassalage, with a tactical change. He put three power stations, Domingos Duarte, Guzmán and Víctor Diaz, and the long lanes with Doors and Neva, to see if he pampered with the enemy managed to neutralize him. Or maybe it was just defending by piling up. The fact is that Muniain followed his own, to damage with his game between two waters, now by the medullary now by the balcony of the area. There was no way to curl it. And the team, come to throw diagonals, heels, triangulations … Overdose of faith. Granada gave its first warning and disappeared from the scene in the first half. It was through a deep Victor Diaz, who focused on Soldier. There the old wolf was walking with the cane ready, but the ball went off for a little. That was his latest news. Few could guess that the center of the rojiblanco field, poorly equipped to create, could connect with Muniain between lines and then devouring a Granada that did not wake up reservón, but that was hidden as a turtle gets into the shell because of fear before a flash.Indeed, the course changed to a quarter of an hour, with a wild stampede from the lightning bolts of Williams, a player in a state of grace. His enthusiasm is so contagious that he joined the Vesga party with a fist from outside the area that Rui Silva stopped on his way to the squad. Athletic quickly recovered, threw himself into the bush and put the Nasrids in the cave. There was no truce, the lions clearly marked their intentions. With Muniain as a violinist, in the harassment and demolition a group of green berets could be heard with strident trumpets in the assault of Rui Silva’s ranch. He was an Athletic in galley, as if it were the last five minutes. There were no crumbs of the Andalusian offensive front, even a couple of attempts to stop the storm with wasted time. As a quick kick in the rogue plan of Rui Silva, after injury to Doors, and who played after Williams theft, shortly before half a half of Diego Martinez was thrown over for not throwing it out. CardsDani Garcia (15 ‘, Yellow) Williams (28 ‘, Yellow) Soldier (64 ‘, Yellow) Aduriz (66 ‘, Yellow ChangesJesus Vallejo (45 ‘, Doors), Aduriz (66 ‘, Raúl García), Gil Dias (70 ‘, Machís), Saint Joseph (83 ‘, Dani García), Brice (84 ‘, Sundays Duarte) Everyone knew that at the end of La Cartuja he leaves, in the second leg, for Granada, which is also close and you can take a walk, but the first toll was paid in Bilbao. This most democratic Cup in recent years is the most desired. And everyone dreams of Seville on a beautiful April night. This was put Athletic and Granada in the first chapter of the semifinals. The lions played as the old king of the tournament, that throne off the throne by the irreverent Barça. In its stadium, with the honors of its centennial history. His football was to leave a finger of the final, but lacked definition and Granada, a survivor grabbed a stick in the middle of a tsunami, came out with a pulse and hopes to return the blow with the ‘New Los Cármenes effect’.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CMC):Jamaican jockey Shaun Bridgmohan made virtually all the running aboard favourite Cash Control to capture the US$60,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds here last Saturday.Cash Control grabbed the lead outside the five-eighths pole after fighting Bridgmohan made her running along the rails before easily fending off her challengers in the stretch to reach the wire 2-1/2 lengths clear in a time of one minute, 43.07 seconds. The victory was her third straight but first added money score.Bridgmohan said he realised the four-year-old bay filly wanted the lead from the break and he complied.”She was very determined wanting to go, so I dropped my hands and let her do her thing,” he said.Bridgmohan narrowly missed out on another stakes triumph when he finished second by a nose aboard favourite Twirling Cinnamon as 5-1 chance Taylors Angiel won the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes.
Facing a financial crisis, administrators at local cricket clubs say they have been forced to take a wider approach to keep their clubs in operation as they struggle to deal with monthly expenses that climb in excess of $500,000. This against the backdrop of little or no direct financial support from the Jamaica Cricket Association, pushing clubs to tackle the situation by adopting a more multipurpose approach and placing focus on fundraising efforts, ranging from after-work socials and road races to wall advertising and venue rental. Mark Neita, president of the Melbourne Cricket Club, which has turned out West Indies stars such as Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh and Marlon Samuels, says his club has put together a 10-year plan which it hopes will lead to greater financial security, while noting that the institution fully understands the need to diversify in the face of scarce revenue potential in local cricket. “We understand that if we were to just focus exclusively on cricket, then we would not be able to make the revenue needed to sustain a club like Melbourne. You have to see what programmes will work for your club, but if you just focus exclusively on cricket, your club will die because there is not enough revenue from cricket,” Neita stressed. Neita pointed to 12 sponsors who he says play a major role in the club’s continued existence, with other revenue streams such as cricket clinics, membership fees, plus an active bar and restaurant also keeping the lights on. Lucas Cricket Club, another cornerstone in local club cricket, with famous alumni including George Headley and Chris Gayle, according to long-serving vice-president Brian Breese, has also been looking to go beyond cricket to help with the offsetting of expenses. Among the club’s focus is the establishment of a cricket tourism component as well as a focus on community cricket. “We have tried to expand to more than just cricket. We have a group that comes in the mornings to exercise, and we call them the Lucas joggers. We have people who play table tennis, couple of dart boards and we are always trying to go beyond cricket and to put in a multipurpose court as well,” said Breese. The management is also looking to renting the ground to other cricket teams, while looking to its membership of close to 90 persons to pitch in with membership fees. Breese, meanwhile, will be heading back to England to work on their cricket tourism business component, which he hopes will help bring visitors from schools and clubs in the off-season from September to March. According to Breese, they have a partnership with Jason Henzell of Jakes in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. TRIP OUT OF TOWN “The idea is to take them (tourists) out for two weeks and they stay in St Elizabeth and play some matches and help raise funds for the club, where we would have them come to Kingston and play matches, see Bob Marley Museum and other attractions,” he confirmed. Meanwhile, chairman of the Boys’ Town Cricket Club Lindel Wright noted that his club, the home of West Indies’ Collie Smith, continues to struggle to cope with its massive budget, which, when considering its football team, raises to $14 million a year. “It is tough going. We are nowhere near 50 per cent of that amount at the moment. We are more than a club, though. We are dealing with the ‘have nots’ of the society and we operate out of Trench Town,” he explained of the 76 year-old club. “We are struggling. It’s day to day. It is terrible. The burden now falls on a number of individuals and stalwarts of the club to assist,” Wright bemoaned.
View comments 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 Substitutes Kianna Dy and Gen Casugod were visibly nervous during their brief time on the floor with the two unable to put on points and instead produced errors late in the match.Reyes, though, was still pleased with how her team performed but she knows they can perform better in the coming days.“We’re happy with how we played,” said Reyes. “We just need to up our confidence and increase our intensity in the next games.”ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ BaliPure ousts Creamline, faces Pocari Sweat in PVL Finals Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ “There’s still the first-game jitters and I’ve always said that our camp wasn’t that long, it was just two or three weeks,” said Reyes in Filipino as she put up six points at Alonte Sports Arena.READ: Philippines whips Hong Kong in AVC openerFEATURED 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’“But we still applied the patterns and the lessons we’ve learned during our Japan training camp.”The Philippines went to Japan in preparation for the AVC tournament and the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games. Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—National team skipper Mika Reyes admitted there were first-day jitters when the Philippines faced off against Hong Kong in the opening day of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Thursday.The Philippines made quick work of Hong Kong 25-21, 25-16, 25-17, in the group stages to take a 1-0 record atop Pool A but there were times when some of the players seemed stiff while on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) goes to the basket over New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) in the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The “Death Lineup” breathed new life into the Golden State Warriors.It was yet another reminder: In the NBA playoffs, where even a brief downward slide can be enough to end a season, even the best teams won’t hesitate when they feel a need to shake up their starting lineups.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Cleveland, which has a chance to win its way back into the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth consecutive year on Monday night if it can finish off a sweep of Toronto, almost didn’t even get to this round. Facing a win-or-else Game 7 in the first round, the Cavaliers put LeBron James, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson — the four holdovers from their 2016 NBA championship team — out to start with Kyle Korver.It was their first time starting together this season. James survived cramps, scored 45, and the Cavaliers held off Indiana to advance. They haven’t lost since.“All five of us, we knew what we could get out of each other,” James said afterward. “We’ve been in situations before. We’ve played in big games before. That’s a comfort.”Toronto could use some of that comfort.Since James entered the league, only one No. 1 seed has gotten swept in the conference playoffs — Atlanta, in 2015, by James and the Cavaliers. Toronto shook up its lineup in Game 3 on Saturday night by trying Fred VanVleet instead of Serge Ibaka, but the Raptors fell into the dreaded 3-0 series deficit when James made a running bank shot at the buzzer for the win.Everything is on the table for the Raptors now.“You realize how big it is in this moment to get a victory,” Raptors star DeMar DeRozan said.Sometimes, even subtle changes pay off nicely.Boston inserted role player Semi Ojeleye into its starting lineup before Game 5 of the Celtics’ first-round series against Milwaukee. Ojeleye’s role: Find a way to slow down Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.Ojeleye was on the floor to help open the next three games, the first starts of his rookie season. He scored 10 points in those games, though none of that mattered much to the Celtics. His primary role was defense, since Antetokounmpo averaged 27.8 points on 62 percent shooting in the first four games of the series. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Desperate times in the first round sent Cleveland to desperate lineup measures. Toronto, the team that finished with the NBA’s second-best regular season record, sought a spark by changing its starting five against the Cavs for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Utah showed Houston a new look Sunday in Game 4 of their West semifinal matchup, and while the Jazz slowed the high-powered Rockets at times they still fell into a 3-1 series deficit.And then there’s the Warriors, who were coming off a big loss in Game 3 against New Orleans so they put their five best players — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green — on the floor Sunday to start a game for the first time all season. The result was a rout, one that allowed the Warriors to head home with a 3-1 lead in their series against the Pelicans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Anytime we’ve been in any danger over the years, we’ve sort of gone to this lineup,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “The lineup worked or whatever, but it’s not about the lineup. It’s really not.”All due respect to Kerr, he might be overstating that one. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Golden Knights’ magic ride heads to conference final Golden State’s starting five on Sunday — some call it “The Death Lineup” because of how opponents tend to succumb against it, others prefer “Hamptons Five” because Curry, Thompson, Iguodala and Green were the players who went to the Hamptons two summers ago in an effort to lure Durant to the Warriors — was absolutely dominant. NBA.com charted them as being on the floor together for 18 minutes, during which they outscored the Pelicans 52-26.Every other Warriors lineup used over the other 30 minutes played the Pelicans even, 66-66.“We got momentum on our side really early,” Curry said. “Every single person on the floor in that lineup is a playmaker. And so we have multiple options and just look for the best shot on every possession.”It wasn’t exactly an in-case-of-emergency-break-glass move by the Warriors.But these NBA playoffs have seen some of those as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With Ojeleye in the lineup, Antetokounmpo averaged 23 points on 50 percent shooting in the last three games — and seemed particularly out of sorts in Game 5, the first one where the Celtics made the change.Boston won that night by five points, and wound up surviving the series in seven games.“He did a great job,” Antetokounmpo said, tipping his cap to Ojeleye. “He played hard. He competed.”And that’s the secret, Kerr said. It’s not about the names, he insists. It’s about how well they perform.It’s become a bit of a running joke around the Warriors that Kerr won’t reveal his starting lineups until he absolutely has to, no matter how many times he is asked.But this time, after the results on Sunday, Kerr isn’t holding his cards to his chest. Game 5 is on Tuesday night. The “Death Lineup” starts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments
Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Already ‘barely breathing,’ NLEX heaves sigh of relief after first win Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ The Fighting Maroons racked up their third straight victory in Group B in a game which pitted Bright Akhuetie against his former school, which dropped to a 0-3 card.Akhuetie, though, was a silent contributor for UP finishing with just 10 points and grabbing down eight boards as it was Paul Desiderio who carried the scoring burden with 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting from deep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“As I’ve said before, there are wins that I really don’t like and there are losses that I like, these are some of the wins I don’t like because we didn’t exert too much effort,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.“The win was just a result of something we’ve done but as far as objectives are concerned I don’t think we were able to get it but we’re still going to move on after this.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Gelo Vito was the muscle underneath for the Fighting Maroons with a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double.Edgar Charcos filled the stat sheet for the Altas with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists, four steals, and one block while Julius Tiburcio missed out on a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. University of the Philippines stayed hot after taking down University of Perpetual Help, 77-63, Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
Having successfully completed advanced military staff training, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Commander Vernon Burnette has returned to Guyana from the United States with a Master of Science degree and a Diploma from the Naval War College at Rhode Island, USA.He graduated last May from the Salve Regina University with a Master of Science Degree in Administration, Justice, and Homeland Security, and last June from the Naval Staff College at Rhode Island with a Diploma in Navy and Joint Professional Education in National Security, Strategy, Policy, and Joint Military Operations.The two courses were done concurrently, with the latter focusing on theatre security decision-making, strategy, war-fighting, and joint military operations. It also included several large-scale planning exercises which provided participants with the opportunity to draft national security strategies.Commander Burnett studied alongside a diverse group of American and international senior officers, and has been recognised as a highly professional officer with the requisite skills and attributes for higher levels of command. He was publicly commended for his two academic papers titled, “Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief,” and “Existing Security Challenges between the United States and the Caribbean.”While commenting on his achievements, Commander Burnett stated, “It is my intention to use this new knowledge to make a positive impact towards the further development of the GDF Coast Guard. We were not only able to draw from the course material presented, but from the experiences of the officers who attended from the various militaries, with similar security challenges, strengths and other factors,” he added.