In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgPortsmouth and Independence City Primary registered big wins in the fourth set of games in Zone One of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Schools Netball League at Waterford Primary last Wednesday.Portsmouth defeated Gregory Park 15-5 to secure their fourth consecutive victory and advanced to the semi-finals as the top team in their zone with maximum 16 points. Trishana Gray (nine goals) and Shakera Barrett (six goals) scored for Portsmouth.Independence City (six points) collected their second win in three games, 15-4, over hosts Waterford. Independence City were led by Dannay Thomas (six goals), Arifa Wilson (six goals) and Tahera Grant (three goals).In Zone Two, Naggo Head and Greater Portmore advanced to the semi-finals with nine and six points, respectively. Naggo Head swamped Belmont Park Primary 9-1. Greater Portmore clipped Kensington Primary 5-4.Horizon Park netball rally next FridayThe long wait is over for young netballers as Horizon Park Primary School’s rally will take place next Friday, November 27, on their school grounds, starting at 8 a.m.The organisers said the event will be unique, thanks to the special arrangements and efforts of their sponsors.There will also be special awards for the most disciplined team and leading goalscorer.Teams have until Monday, November 23, to submit entries. Entry fee is $2,500. For more information, call Vaswani Samuels at 981-8114.Passagefort United win fifth titleDefending champions Passagefort United will tomorrow go in search of their fifth title as they oppose confident Ken’s Wildflower in the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino competition at Edgewater Community Centre, starting at 1 p.m.Passagefort United booked their spot in the final with a 250-232 win over Waterford. Both teams were locked at 114-114 in semi-final action when a power outage caused an abrupt end to the match. The match continued from where it had stopped the following week.Meanwhile, Ken’s Wildflower cruised into the final as they downed Westmeade Rising Stars 250-227.Big four advance to semi-finals in JDCA DominoThe big four, top seeds Spit Fyah, Caribbean Classic, Giants and Waterhouse United advanced to the semi-finals of the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League after quarter-final victories at Caymanas Park last Sunday.Spit Fyah burnt Tambrind Tree 300-257; Giants trampled Right Stuff 300-265; Caribbean Classic beat Eradication 300-265 and Waterhouse United defeated Naggo Head 300-249.The semi-final pairings pit Spit Fyah versus Waterhouse United and Caribbean Classic against Giants. Both games will be played at Caymanas Park Limited, beginning at 11:00 a.m.Portsmouth, Waterford advanceDefending champions Portsmouth and Waterford Primary advanced to the semi- finals of the Chubby/Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Football League with contrasting results on Thursday.Portsmouth qualified from Zone One with 10 points from five games after they defeated Kensington 2-0, Waterford advanced from Zone Two with 11 points after they drew 1-1 with out-of-contention Belmont Park.Naggo Head put themselves in a good position as they defeated second place Bridgeport (10 points) 2-0, and are on nine points with a game in hand.In other games, Zone One team Gregory Park (eight points) kept their semi-final hopes alive with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw with out-of-contention Independence City Primary, which finished their fixtures on eight points. Port Henderson Primary jumped to six points from four games as they clipped Southborough 1-0.Portmore Division Two KOThe 2015-16 season of the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football Knock-out competition kicks off tomorrow with four games at two venues in the Sunshine City.At Cedar Grove Sports Complex, Southborough oppose Cumberland at 1 p.m. in the opening match At 3 p.m., Cedar Grove tackle Waterford.At the Racing Field, Racing host Daytona at 1 p.m. Braeton United and Edgewater square-off at 3 p.m.In league action recently, Daytona clipped Waterford 3-2, Braeton United beat Cumberland 1-0, Cedar Grove and Edgewater drew 1-1 and Racing United and Southborough ended 0-0.last_img read more

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Memorable 4x400m anchor-leg showdown

first_imgChamps 2016 and all that it offered has disappeared into the pages of history. Some will label what was experienced at the National Stadium to close out last week “the best ever”.Whether it was or not, the sweet aroma lingering about the accomplishments of one little man will last for some time.Christopher Taylor, along with his now five straight triumphant team, answered the call of Calabar High in strident terms.Coming into the 106th staging of the world-acclaimed spectacle, the 16-year-old sensation held the title of World Youth champion. The status was rooted in a 45.27-second mark over the 400 metres in Cali, Colombia, last year.His mind set on records, he got them out of the way in that and the 200m from the preliminary rounds. A crowded slate of final-day expectations had to be properly handled.He had the benefit of a coach, Michael Clarke, who had prescribed and dispensed this and even more arduous diets for athletes under his care, several times over. Throughout the journey, the young man, who is nicknamed ‘Cubby’, coupled calm and composure with humility.With thoughts of personal marks summarily dismissed, he entered the final day with a new agenda – securing points to distance the green and black from their threatening purple-clad rivals of Kingston College (KC).On two occasions, he sauntered to his accustomed front spot and after crossing the line, pulling his teammate into second spot to register 16 points total in both the half- and one-lap outings.With the title race decided, the now competition-soaked speed demon was again summoned to further service. There would be no flinching. The feeling from all who supported him was that when you are called to serve, you do so with determination, diligence and a spirit of devotion to duty.HERE,SIR!As such, he valiantly stood to attention, upright in stance and quoted from his school song, Here, Sir!.Controlled sprinting and safe exchanges, typifying the 40-zero timed 4x100m relay, the last hurrah of the mile relay, required a little bit more to be truthful, considerably more.Kingston College, overall defeat, conceded wanted bragging rights from the traditional final event. To cement this, they brought out the six-foot-five-inch Akeem Bloomfield, the national junior 400m record holder with a Champs 2015 time of 44.93.A very talent-protective coach, Neil Harrison, accustomed to preparing athletes who were touching on world class, had made some early declarations. Bloomfield would be kept in mothballs, saved from the usual 200-400m double, plus relays by omitting him from the furlong.The World Junior Championships and for his charge to be booked on the Rio Olympics flight, were of paramount importance.The fact that Bloomfield lined up to anchor the flagship event was less of a departure from that template and more a resolve to send a message to the runaway Calabar train. Built into all that thought process, was the school motto: ‘The brave may fall, but never yield’.Kingston College, so long hunting a major schoolboy title, had fallen yet again.However, to yield would fly in the face of a potent school culture.History will record that the Christopher Taylor dynamo received the baton on the final pass zero metres ahead of Bloomfield. Make that 12 metres following a Kingston College handover stutter.Bloomfield was not long in taking sight of the deficit and zoomed in on Taylor, catching, passing, and putting on his own five-metre lead by the end of the back straightaway.With close to 150 metres for home, the head-bandied Taylor detonated. He eased closer to the new leader and Bloomfield got weaker in his golden pursuit.Young Chris got stronger, breezing past a now struggling Bloomfield to bring the gold to Red Hills Road by three metres. It was a telling strike that outshone the fireworks display that was yet unborn.It made Champs 2016 the memorable event that it will remain.n For feedback, email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

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US rule the World

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Jamaica had to play second fiddle to the United States in the Nike USA versus The World events on yesterday’s final day of competition at the 2016 Penn Relays.Jamaica’s only success came in the men’s 4×100 metres, where they took advantage of a big mistake by a strong USA Red team to win the event in 39.70 seconds. Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Forte, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey were the members of the winning Jamaica quartet. USA Blue placed second in 39.02, with third going to St Kitts in 39.49. The USA Red team included the likes of Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers.Jamaica were second in three women’s relays the 4x100m in 42.90, 4x200m in 1:31.34, and 4×400 m in 3:29.00. The Americans won five of six relays contested.- R.Glast_img read more

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Japanese coach targets Jamaican TT growth

first_img IT IS POSSIBLE New national table tennis coach, Satoshi Takashima, wants to take his two years in charge of the national programme to develop the island’s best talents, promote the sports and make Jamaica more competitive internationally. Takashima, a former Japanese player, will oversee the coaching of Jamaica’s national table tennis players and teams and he hopes that at the end of his stint, the island’s players would have made meaningful progress so that they can produce better results in international competitions. “The next two years I want the experience to coach top players and youngsters so I can help both and help promote table tennis in the country. I hope we see more table tennis players, also hope to see better results in international matches,” he told The Gleaner at the Social Development Commission (SDC)/Table Tennis Jamaica/Greater Whitfield Town Development Council’s community table tennis competition launch at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Whitfield Town yesterday. The Japanese is aware of Jamaica’s rapid rise in international tennis, moving from the fifth division to the third division in the last three years and he believes with hard work and training the country can continue that upward trend. “It is not impossible. If we work hard and practise like Japan, like China it is possible to reach such a high level. I hope to take Jamaica as far as I can,” he said. “Before I came I try to get information about Jamaican table tennis and I found that the Jamaican table tennis team is getting better results in previous world championships. “The people in Jamaica and the table tennis association are very active to get good players to work hard for future championships. I am happy to be here to work with these people and our target is clear, we want to get a better result in international matches,” he added. Over the next month or so, Takashima hopes to meet with stakeholders so he can chart the way forward. Takashima has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He is the former coach of Bahrain and has eight years experience in coaching in the Middle East. He is also an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) instructor and has coached two previous Japanese world champions.last_img read more

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Whitmore encouraged despite defeat

first_imgReggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore said that despite losing 1-0 to the USA, his young team produced what he described as an encouraging performance.The local-based Reggae Boyz returned to the island from Chattanooga, Tennessee, yesterday afternoon following Friday night’s loss. Whitmore told The Gleaner that he is looking forward to getting the players back into training to build on the positives taken from their US assignment.”I think, defensively, we were a bit organised and compact,” he said. “We showed a lot of discipline defensively, but the negative I would take from the game is that there were a lot of individual mistakes. We have a lot to do in terms of marking players, but I think it’s encouraging going forward.”Whitmore said that he was glad for the opportunity to have had the match in Chattanooga because it exposed the local-based players to different conditions.”These are the sort of conditions we want to play in – a positive, good practice game,” he added. “I think, basically, they stood up to it. For me, I think we gave up possession a lot in key areas of the field, and we have to go back and work on the line of marking and how we press, but, overall, I think it was encouraging.”GAME TALKING POINTOne of the talking points from the game was the introduction of Boy’s Town’s Shamar Nicholson and youngster Jourdaine Fletcher of Montego Bay United and Cornwall College, as second-half substitutes.Nicholson is the current Red Stripe Premier League top scorer with 10 goals, and Fletcher had a standout season, winning the daCosta Cup and top scoring with 35 goals before signing for MoBay United, with many fans calling for them to get a chance in the national team.”Both Shamar and Jourdaine came into the game young (and) hungry, but my advice to them is for them to just keep their feet grounded and to be humble. There’s a lot in store for them,” Whitmore said.The Reggae Boyz will next be in action against Honduras on February 16 in Texas. Whitmore said that he had a chance to speak with their coach, Jorge Luis Pinto, ahead of the match.”Honduras is on a high now,” he said. “Nonetheless, we expect a quality game with quality players to come out and display their skills. I spoke with the coach earlier at the airport and he indicated he had some players he wanted to look at to finalise his squad going into the next game as well. It’s going to be an intriguing encounter again.”last_img read more

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Djokovic, Nadal in Madrid Open semis

first_imgMADRID (AP): Rafael Nadal withstood a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 to reach the Madrid Open semifinals yesterday. In a meeting between the players with the most match wins this year, Nadal saved all five break points he faced against the 10th-ranked Belgian, and converted his chances in the second set to win his 13th straight match. Nadal’s tour-leading 32nd victory set up a semifinal against defending champion Novak Djokovic, who advanced when Kei Nishikori withdrew before their match because of a wrist injury. On the women’s side, defending champion Simone Halep of Romania cruised past Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2, 6-3 to reach her third Madrid Open final. The third-seeded Halep, who also lost the 2014 final to Maria Sharapova, will play to keep her title against eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia or Kristina Mladenovic of France. Goffin, who has 27 victories, was trying to make it to his third final this season. He saved all six break opportunities he conceded to Nadal in the first set, but the fifth-ranked Spaniard took control of the tiebreaker under the closed roof on centre court. Nadal, a four-time champion in Madrid, had an easier time in the second set after earning an early break, and closed out the match with another at the end. “We had to hit very close to the line to win the points,” said Nadal, who is trying to win his third consecutive title after victories in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. In another quarterfinal, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay rallied to beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. Cuevas won one of the points of the tournament with a no-look winner with his back to the court after a lob shot by Zverev early in the second set. The sixth-seeded Nishikori withdrew saying his wrist was “not 100 per cent” and he didn’t “want to risk” a more serious injury. Djokovic hasn’t played in the semifinals of any event since winning the title in Doha at the beginning of the year. He lost to Goffin in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo, his first clay tournament of the season.last_img read more

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Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC

first_imgValdez put up a personal tournament-high of 20 points to lead the Philippines while Jaja Santiago also had her best offensive game yet with 19. Aby Maraño chipped in 11 points to aid the Philippines.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy led Vietnam with 16 points while captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez dealt the killing blow to the 44th-ranked team in the world off a booming spike that set up the Philippines’ quarterfinals date against 2015 gold medalists Thailand.“They played inspired,” said Philippine head coach Francis Vicente of his 79th-ranked team.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’“What they showed there just now was the heart of a team that really wanted to win and that was the greatest thing I saw today,” said Vicente in Filipino.Aiza Maizo-Pontillas gave the Philippines the 24-20 match point but Vietnam managed to score three straight points before Valdez landed the final haymaker of the match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Philippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines came away with an absolute stunner in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship taking down Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the classification stage Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Filipinos improved to 1-2 in Pool E while Vietnam, the silver medalist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, slipped to the same record.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Alab sustains fiery ABL run

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Truly turning a new leaf in the new year, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas stretched its winning run to three games after holding off the Singapore Slingers in overtime, 89-80, Sunday in the Asean Basketball League at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Renaldo Balkman paced the Philippine side, which rose to 3-3, with 26 points and eight rebounds, while Justin Brownlee triggered the pullaway in the extra period and finished with 17 points, seven boards and eight assists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 AJ Mandani forced extra time with a 3-pointer, 78-all, with 12.2 seconds left after Brownlee’s floater rattled out. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Koreans rule PH Amateur Open MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Fajardo vows no letup for Gilas

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas clinched their spot in the next round after beating Japan, 89-84, to up their record to 3-1 in Group B, ensuring a top-three finish in the group stages with two games to spare.“We can’t afford to lay low, we have to win all the games before the second round.”Fajardo, who finished with seven points, five rebounds, one steal, and one block, added their win against the Akatsuki 5 was of utmost importance after they lost to Australia 84-68 on Thursday.“This was a big help for us and we have to build up momentum going into the second round,” said Fajardo calmly.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Embattled Blatche redeems self in PH win over Japan Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed There’s a stark contrast between the June Mar Fajardo inside the playing court and the one outside of it.ADVERTISEMENT Outside, Fajardo is a gentle giant, who almost shies away from any form of tension.Fajardo, however, changes his mentality when he’s within the dimensions of the parquet floor,  unleashing a personality that his nickname sums up: “The Kraken.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd the four-time PBA MVP said he and his teammates in Gilas Pilipinas will still have that killer attitude in the group stages of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers despite clinching a spot in the second round.“We’ll still go hard every game because we need to win every game as much as possible,” said Fajardo in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Facebook to stream 25 MLB games in exclusive deal

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Beermen strike first Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The package, MLB’s first digital-only national broadcast agreement, precludes teams from televising those games on their regional sports networks.Facebook’s selection will come from among the nine games per season teams can lose from their local telecasts to national video partners, which include Fox and ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMLB owners approved the deal in a telephone meeting this week. MLB will receive $30 million to $35 million, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the amount was not released.Facebook, Twitter and Amazon and other tech companies are in a race to acquire sports streaming rights, which can be lucrative and potentially boost user loyalty. The deal comes at a time when leagues are worrying about cord-cutters causing a decrease in viewers among cable television networks. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Verizon signed a deal with the NBA to stream eight basketball games on Yahoo, and Amazon paid $50 million to stream NFL games to Prime members last season.The games will be produced by the MLB Network for Facebook Watch, with interactive and social elements that differentiate them from live streaming.Facebook’s first-month schedule includes Philadelphia-New York Mets on April 4, Milwaukee-St. Louis on April 11, Kansas City-Toronto on April 18 and Arizona-Philadelphia on April 26.Facebook had a package of 20 non-exclusive Friday night games last year that began in mid-May and used broadcast feeds from the participating teams.           /mufADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gestures while speaking at an owners meeting in Glendale, Ariz. Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, signing a deal with Major League Baseball to show 25 afternoon games in an exclusive deal. The games will be available Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature, via the MLB Live show page Facebook said Friday, March 9. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal.The games will be available to Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature announced last August, via the MLB Live show page. Facebook said Friday that recorded broadcasts also will be available globally, excluding select international markets.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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