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first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

Pacquiao not closing door on Khan, Dubai

first_imgManny Pacquiao (left) and Amir Khan. AFP FILE PHOTOSManny Pacquiao is not discounting the possibility of staging his next fight in Dubai with newly opened Coca-Cola Arena a potential venue.As for his possible opponent, Pacquiao is keeping his options open, but he is amenable to a showdown against Amir Khan, his former sparring partner.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Beyond Khan, Pacquiao may have to wait for the result of the Errol Spence-Shawn Porter battle that will take place on Saturday in Los Angeles.Unbeaten Spence and rival world champion Porter, another former Pacquiao sparring partner, figure in a welterweight title unification bout with the winner looking at a possible 2020 showdown with the Filipibo ring icon. —REPORTS FROM MARK GIONGCO AND AFPSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “I’m planning for next year, trying to make it for next year with a possible opponent. Especially Amir Khan wants to fight me. We will talk again. It would be a good fight,” Pacquiao said in a story on Gulf News.“We are negotiating for a fight in Dubai, and I am hoping that a fight can happen here in the future,” added Pacquiao, who is in Dubai for a Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The 32-year-old Khan has long been chasing Pacquiao for a fight for several years. The two camps had been in negotiations before but had never been able to strike a deal.Pacquiao, who is still going strong at 40, has been nothing short of impressive in his past three fights. He last fought former undefeated champion Keith Thurman, whom he beat for the WBA (Super) welterweight champion two months ago. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout PLAY LIST 01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue McDaniels powers TNT anew Becoming his own manlast_img read more