Benefits of cardiorespiratory endurance exercise

first_imgCardiorespiratory endurance is the ability of the body to perform prolonged, large-muscle, dynamic exercise at moderate to high levels of intensity. This includes long walks, jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobic exercises, and dancing. A healthy cardiorespiratory system is essential to high levels of fitness and wellness. The cardiorespiratory system consists of the heart, the blood vessels, and the respiratory system. It picks up and transports oxygen, nutrients, and other key substances to the organs and tissues that need them. It also picks up waste products and carries them to where they can be used or expelled. Cardiorespiratory endurance exercises help the body to become more efficient and better able to cope with physical challenges. The following are the physiological adaptations and long-term benefits of regular endurance exercises: – Improved cardiorespiratory functioning: At rest, a healthy cardiorespiratory system has little difficulty keeping pace with the body’s need for oxygen, fuel, and waste removal. During exercise, however, the demands on the system increase dramatically as the metabolic rate goes up. The principal responses include increased cardiac output and blood pressure; increased ventilation (rate and depth of breathing); increased blood flow to active skeletal muscles and to the heart and constant or slightly increased blood flow to the brain; increased blood flow to the skin and increased sweating; decreased blood flow to the stomach, intestines, liver, and kidneys, resulting in reduced activity in the gastrointestinal tract and reduced urine output. All of these changes help the body to respond to the challenge of exercise in the short term. When performed regularly, endurance exercises also cause more permanent adaptations, which reduce the effort required to carry out everyday activities and make the body better able to respond to physical challenges. – Improved cellular metabolism: Regular endurance exercises improve metabolism at the cellular level by increasing the number of capillaries in the muscles so that they can be supplied with more oxygen and nutrients and can more quickly eliminate waste products. Greater capillary density helps heal injuries and reduces muscle aches. Endurance exercise also trains the muscles to make the most of available oxygen and fuel so that they work efficiently. Exercise increases the size and the number of mitochondria in the muscle cell, thereby increasing the energy capacity of the cell and helping to conserve muscle energy by preventing glycogen depletion and increasing the muscle’s ability to use lactic acid and fats as fuels. Regular exercise also protects the cells from chemical damage. It is believed that ageing and some chronic diseases are linked to cellular damage caused by free radicals. Training activates antioxidant enzymes that prevent free radical damage to cell structures. – Reduced risks of chronic diseases: Regular endurance exercise lowers your risk of many chronic, disabling diseases such as cardiovascular diseases to include high blood pressure, diabetes, unhealthy cholesterol levels and obesity; coronary heart disease to include stroke, kidney failure, and blindness; cancer; type two diabetes; osteoporosis; and deaths from all causes. – Better control of body fat: Too much body fat is linked to a variety of health problems. Healthy body composition can be difficult to achieve and maintain because a diet that contains all essential nutrients can be relatively high in calories, especially for someone who is sedentary. Excess calories are stored in the body as fat. Regular exercise increases daily calorie expenditure so that a healthy diet is less likely to lead to weight gain. Endurance exercises burn calories directly, and, if intense enough, continues to do so due to the rising resting metabolic rate for several hours following an exercise session. – Improved immune function: Exercise can have either positive or negative effects on the immune system, the physiological processes that protect us from disease. Moderate endurance exercise boosts the immune function, whereas excessive training (overtraining) depresses it. Physically fit people get fewer colds and upper respiratory tract infections than people who are not fit. – Improved psychological and emotional well-being: Most people who participate in regular endurance exercise experience social, psychological, and emotional benefits. Performing physical activities provides proof of skill mastery and self-control, thus enhancing self-image. Recreational sports provide the opportunity to socialise, have fun and to strive to excel. It lessens anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and hostility, thereby improving mood and boosting cardiovascular health. It also improves sleep. – Send questions and queries to email address: jenelbro119@hotmail.comlast_img read more

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Horse Racing Results

first_imgWeather: Fine Track: GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES1. * SILVER CLOUD OWalker 53.02. BLUE DIXIE DaneNelson 54.0 1 1/4L3. DRIPPING IN GOLD RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. CRUISING MOTION PFrancis 52.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 SUPERTRONICSWIN: $90.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, ,Winner : 4yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING out of PREACH PREACHER by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by WAYNE A. DACOSTAQuinella : (2,3) $115.00 Exacta : (2-3) $223.00Trifecta : (2-3-4) $77.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)1. * MACALLAN OEdwards3 51.02. BLUE MOON JInnis4 48.0 3L3. BOLD SYMPHONY AChatrie 54.0 Head4. KING D OMullings 56.0 1 3/4LWIN: $78.00PLACE: $55.00, $65.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:08.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – MARKET RALLY out of TAIWANA by LANGFUHRTrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : MILADE AZAN & RICHARD AZAN & WILBERT BAGWANDEEN & GRAHAM BROWNBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $525.00 Exacta : (3-2) $610.00D/E : (2-3) $212.00Superfecta : (3-2-7-6) $2,753.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. * BONGO KING SEllis 53.02. DINNER BY SEVEN DaneNelson 52.5 3 1/4L3. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 53.5 2 1/4L4. WINGS OF HOPE OWhite 52.0 3 1/4LWIN: $104.00PLACE: $56.00, $74.00, $80.00Final Time : 1:14.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo ch colt – URBAN KING out of VALADY by Trainer : FRANCIS,EVERAL C Owner : EVERAL C FRANCISBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (3,7) $217.00 Exacta : (3-7) $384.00D/E : (3-3) $189.00Trifecta : (3-7-1) $314.00Rolling Triple : (2-3-3) $373.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)1. * BIG DATA DaneNelson 54.02. SWEET DESTINY SEllis 54.0 2 1/2L3. BUCK CALL AGray4 50.5 2 1/2L4. BURNING EXIT OWalker 54.0 3 1/2LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $58.00, $83.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:08.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.3, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – MARKET RALLY out of HISHI BLOSSOM by MACHO UNOTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : OAKRIDGE FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #4 NEHEMIAH FINISHED 1ST BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8THQuinella : (5,7) $84.00 Exacta : (7-5) $127.00D/E : (3-7) $160.00Superfecta : (7-5-6-3) $730.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-7) $243.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. * QUEEN OF THE TOWN SEllis 55.02. DEPUTY HEADGIRL JErwin 53.0 Neck3. MEGAHERTZ OWhite 48.5 5L4. DANISH BROWN OMullings 52.0 Sh.Head5. IDON’TKNOW MWard4 48.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 KING DIAMONDWIN: $112.00PLACE: $78.00, $82.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.4, ,Winner : 6yo b mare – RIZZI LEE out of ISSEY MIYAKE by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : GERAINT E PARCHMENTBred by DONOVAN PLUMMER & ALRICK MIGNOTTQuinella : (5,8) $245.00 Exacta : (5-8) $390.00D/E : (7-5) $196.00Trifecta : (5-8-4) $798.00Hi-5 : (5-8-4-6-9) $13,450.00Rolling Triple : (3-7-5) $255.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) (DIV.I)1. SEAL THE DEAL DaneNelson 55.02. MEDICAL INSTINCT JPatterson4 49.0 1/2L3. MIRACLE TRAIN RMairs 54.0 Neck4. SEQUOYAH KPowell 54.0 1/2L5. EAZY STEPPING ADancel 52.0 1L6. * WICKED TUFF RLahoe 56.0 3/4LWIN: $140.00PLACE: $75.00, $133.00, $107.00Final Time : 1:23.4 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, 1:15.2,Winner : 5yo b colt – SHUFFLING MADDNES out of HAIL THE I by HAIL ORPHANTrainer : DARBY,RYAN O Owner : RAPHAEL E GORDONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $1,103.00 Exacta : (1-4) $1,696.00D/E : (5-1) $409.00Trifecta : (1-4-2) $843.00Hit-6 : (1-4-2-6-10-) $32,222.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-1) $438.00Pick-4 : (3-7-5-1) $1,004.00Super-6 : (2-3-3-7-5-1) $1,125.90Race 7 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) (DIV.II)1. LARUSA JInnis4 48.02. * OMEGA RMairs 54.0 1/2L3. GIRSHOM LSteadman3 53.0 1L4. TO THE WORLD SMuir 53.0 1 1/4L5. COOL U BOOTS RHalledeen 53.0 3LDNF #11 MISS ADDI OWhite 52.0WIN: $4813.00PLACE: $318.00, $81.00, $74.00Final Time : 1:23.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, 1:15.1,Winner : 6yo ch mare – TRACKING out of YOURPOINTISMADE by YOUMADEYOURPOINTTrainer : HARDIAL,RUDOLPH M Owner : RICARDO M DURRANTBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (3,10) $9,338.00 Exacta : (10-3) $22,154.00D/E : (1-10) $89,961.00Trifecta : (10-3-9) $89,520.00Hi-5 : (10-3-9-6-4) $79,888.25Rolling Triple : (5-1-10) $358.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-FILLIES & MARES1. WELL BLESSED OWalker 51.52. FOREST FLAME AMartin 54.0 2 1/2L3. * FIRE ALARM DaneNelson 53.0 2 1/2L4. MONALISASMILE JErwin 53.5 3 3/4L5. VALLEY OF QUEENS MWard4 48.0 NeckLate scratch : #4 NASDAQ PRINCESS, #6 DOOLAHIN, #11 I HAVE A DREAMWIN: $194.00PLACE: $54.00, $53.00, $52.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.2, 45.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE out of SO BLESSED byTrainer : THOMAS,JOSEPH Owner : JOSEPH THOMASBred by DUNKLEY (SR.), TREVOR ROYQuinella : (8,12) $443.00 Exacta : (8-12) $670.00D/E : (10-8) $9,635.00 (10-4) $115.00Trifecta : (8-12-5) $345.00Hi-5 : (8-12-5-7-1) $19,862.00Rolling Triple : (1-10-8) $39,962.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE1. POTCHEEN JErwin 57.02. PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.0 1/2L3. * ROYAL ASSAULT PFrancis 51.0 1 1/4L4. #2 SMOKEY TOPAZ DaneNelson 52.5 1 1/2LLate scratch : #1 TARANISWIN: $186.00Final Time : 0:57.2 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 7yo b horse – TRADITIONAL out of BUBBLE GUM HOTTIE by HERMITAGETrainer : PARSARD,HARRY Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (4,5) $301.00 Exacta : (5-4) $581.00D/E : (8-5) $1,951.00Trifecta : (5-4-6) $131.00Rolling Triple : (10-8-5) $1,802.00Race 10 1600 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. SIRMANDI LSteadman3 53.02. * TECHNOCAT ADancel 57.0 2 1/4L3. CAUSE FOR CONCERN JErwin 54.0 2 1/2L4. YES WE WILL RWilson 54.0 Neck5. WRIGHT AWAY DaneNelson 55.0 1/2LDNF #4 POWERFUL RED RMairs 54.0 32/1WIN: $259.00PLACE: $156.00, $95.00, $223.00Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 25.0, 48.4, 1:15.0,Winner : 7yo b horse – GHOST RANSOM out of DAME O’ MANDY by WISE EMISSARYTrainer : BEECHAM,MICHAEL A Owner : MICHAEL A BEECHAMBred by DR. PATRICK GRAHAMQuinella : (5,10) $495.00 Exacta : (10-5) $1,129.00D/E : (5-10) $1,197.00Trifecta : (10-5-12) $3,679.00Hi-5 : (10-5-12-14-11) $136,042.00Rolling Triple : (8-5-10) $15,622.00Pick-4 : Carry-over : $511,782.05Super-6 : Carry-over : $3,820,822.68Pick-9 : (3-3-7-5-1-10-8-5-10) $10,457.00 (3-3-7-5-1-10-8-5-10) $188.00 Carry-over : $2,708,382.60PlacePot 8 : (3,7-5,7-5,8-1,4-3,10-8,12-4,5-5,10) $3,451.00last_img read more

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WI Women win thriller – Three-run victory eliminates India, seals semi-final spot

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC): West Indies Women secured a semi-final spot after knocking out hosts India in their Group B game of the Twenty20 World Cup at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here yesterday. Brilliant death bowling by Deandra Dottin in a nail-biting final over spurred West Indies to a three-run win over India. Dottin picked up three wickets and got support from Afy Fletcher, who grabbed two as West Indies choked the Indian chase and prevented them from surpassing their 114 for eight. Earlier, Dottin combined forces with her captain Stafanie Taylor in a 77-run fourth wicket stand after Indian spinners reduced West Indies to 26 for three. Taylor top scored with 57 from 45 balls, including five fours, while Dottin hit 45 off 40 balls, while scoring the same number of boundaries. The two players, known for their aggression, changed styles to accumulate runs from the Indian spinners, including as many as 38 singles to help setup the win. They were the only two batters who stood out since no other West Indian player scored more than six runs. Four wickets fell for 11 runs when the partnership between Taylor and Dottin expired. Harmanpreet Kaur (4-23) and Anuja Patil (3-16), stifled the Windies top order and stunned the lower order. Shamilia Connell gave West Indies the ideal start when she bowled opener Mithali Raj with the first ball of the innings. Dottin, who picked up three for 16 and Fletcher, with two for 15, curbed India’s chase despite a rally in the middle overs. Anuja Patel led with 26 and Jhulan Goswami was run out for 25 after keeping India in the game with an innings that brought them within sight of victory, with 20 needed off the last two overs. Still, West Indies piled on the pressure with impressive fielding that helped them save at least 10 runs. Inspired by a festive crowd, India looked on course again as the third ball of the penultimate over went for a six to bring the target down to 12 off nine balls. With India needing 10 runs from the final over, Dottin resurrected immaculate death bowling skills to leave them short. She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over tricked Sushma Verma into lobbing a catch to Taylor.last_img read more

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Hamilton demands answers over engine failure at Malaysian Grand Prix

first_imgSEPANG, Malaysia (AP):A furious Lewis Hamilton demanded answers from his Mercedes team after an engine failure cost him victory in yesterday’s Malaysian Grand Prix and severely dented his chances of winning this year’s Formula One drivers’ championship.Hamilton was leading on lap 41 of 56 at the Sepang International Circuit when his engine blew, handing the race lead, and ultimately, victory to Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.It was Ricciardo’s first victory since the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, leading a one-two finish with his teenage teammate Max Verstappen.More painfully, it gave Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg – who finished an impressive third – a 23-point lead in the championship. Rosberg had to fight back from 21st place after lap one when he was the innocent party in a collision with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.With five races left in the season, it will be difficult for Hamilton to make up the deficit to the ultra-consistent Rosberg in the championship tussle. The frustrated Hamilton was upset in the circumstances and he hinted at perhaps more than that.FAILING ENGINES”My question is to Mercedes,” Hamilton said. “We have so many engines made for drivers, but mine are the only ones failing this year. Someone needs to give me some answers because this is not acceptable. We are fighting for the championship and only my engines are failing. It does not sit right with me.”Someone doesn’t want me to win this year, but I won’t give up. I will keep pushing.”Red Bull and Ricciardo took a lucky victory, given the circumstances that afflicted the Mercedes pair, but were in the right place to capitalise and make up for the win the Australian driver felt he was deprived of in Monaco when a team pit-stop misunderstanding cost him victory.”Told you I’d win one. Sometimes you just need things to swing your way,” said Ricciardo, whose tears during the Australian anthem, played after the race, mixed freely with the copious sweat generated in the tropical conditions, which generated track temperatures consistently topping 50 degrees (122 F).”It’s been an interesting, I would say, two years since my last victory and it feels awesome for sure. I am so grateful for it,” he said.Ricciardo delighted many fans, and disgusted quite a few others, by celebrating victory with his newly adopted tradition of pouring the celebratory champagne into his sweaty race shoe and then drinking it something he calls the ‘Shoey’.Not only that, he also convinced team principal Christian Horner, plus Verstappen and Rosberg, to also drink from the unconventional vessel.Asked to comment on the flavour, Ricciardo said it had a fruity taste, but Rosberg deadpanned: “I hope he does not win any more races this year.”last_img read more

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T&T legend calls for more commitment

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Outstanding former Trinidad and Tobago striker, Stern John, has questioned the commitment of the current national players, and has urged them to lift their professionalism if the country is to quality for the next year’s World Cup in Russia.The 40-year-old, who scored 70 goals in over 100 appearances for T&T, said despite the fiasco surrounding the vacant coaching role, players needed to take personal responsibility for their performances and display the pride required at the national level.”The players need to have a look at themselves as well and have some personal pride and put everything behind their backs and just get on with the game,” the former Birmingham City and Coventry frontman told the Newsday newspaper here.T&T have endured a run of recent poor results which has led to the departure of two coaches in the space of seven weeks.First, T&T failed to make the finals of the Caribbean Cup and then made a terrible start to the CONCACAF qualifying final round for the 2018 World Cup when they lost their opening matches to Costa Rica and Honduras last November.The results cost long-time coach Stephen Hart his job but his replacement, Belgian Saintfiet, resigned after just five weeks and four games in charge, after T&T failed to reach a critical qualification playoff for the prestigious CONCACAF Gold Cup.Describing the current situation as a “shambles”, John placed the burden of responsibility on the players to turn things around.”The players now they [are] not that passionate about the game and they don’t really understand the importance of Trinidad and Tobago getting to another World Cup,” he lamented.T&T currently languish one from bottom of the CONCACAF final round standings without a point but will need to regroup quickly as they face Panama and Mexico in their next two qualifiers in late March.last_img read more

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Start with Sure Step

first_img TURNING THE TABLES The Kingsley Davis-trained TRADITIONAL STORM beat then 3-5 favourite SCOOP JORDYNE into third place over 1300 metres on January 14, but SCOOP JORDYNE was closing strongly a mere 13/4 lengths away and given the additional 100 metres, I take him to recoup losses, turning the tables on both TRADITIONAL STORM and the runner-up MIND SET. Apprentice Oneil Beckford, who claims 4.0kg, will ride SCOOP JORDYNE for trainer Rowan Mathie. The day’s five-star banker comes in the form of BRAVE PROSPECT in the fifth race over 1500 metres for $250,000 – $210,000 claimers. BRAVE PROSPECT has beaten much better than his nine opponents in recent months, and now stepping down two classes, should give the 2015 champion apprentice Linton Steadman, title chasing trainer Anthony Nunes, and reigning champion owner Stephan Narinesingh another winner. CHEERS, a consistent sort, looks his principal danger. Other firm fancies on the card are DUSSELDORF to win the competitive looking eighth race over 2000 metres ahead of HEY CHAMP and MAJOR FORCE, as well as FIERY PATH with Nelson up in the seventh and the lightly-raced FIVE STAR to rebound in the sixth for maiden three-year-olds. With no trophies at stake on today’s midweek programme at Caymanas Park, three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson should seize the early initiative by winning the opening race over 1200 metres, for native breed maiden 4-y-o and up, with SURE STEP. The 4-y-o gelding from the stables of Norman Rose faces five moderate opponents and following his 31/2 lengths third to 23-1 outsider CREEDENCE over the straight on February 8, could not have asked for an easier opportunity to open his account. SURE STEP’s best performance came in November of last year when failing by a short head to beat CODED CITIZEN over the straight, a race in which JASON’S GOLD finished another neck away third in a blanket finish. The Steven Todd- trained JASON’s GOLD was again behind him in a subsequent race and although considered a worthy opponent in a race of this nature, SURE STEP looks the right choice with Nelson sticking with the ride. Next on the programme is a $450,000 – $400,000-claiming race over 1400 metres which should see the recent winner TRADITIONAL STORM and old rivals SCOOP JORDYNE and MIND SET in contention at the finish.last_img read more

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Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten my hand on some straw since I landed. But I’m gonna drop at the nearest McDonald’s and get some straw, the red, yellow, and white one. You’ll see that in my mouth,” Butler playfully shared on Thursday as he met the press at NBA Store in Trinoma.But don’t get distracted with what he’s chewing, but rather focus on what he’s saying as the 37-year-oldpost-basketball career as an ambassador for the game.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“I’m doing a lot of things, which is coming out and using my platform to inspire and tell the story of the game of basketball from my eyes and what I’ve seen. I’ve also been staying busy doing case studies and enrolling in the University of Harvard while being a father of four girls. That keeps me busy,” he said.Being a basketball ambassador has also allowed Butler to venture into new things that are still close to the game like doing color commentary for the league’s broadcast. Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Butler, a journeyman who played for nine NBA teams in his 14-year career, has also become a willing mentor for the up-and-comers.“I’m working while also staying connected to the game of basketball, talking and educating while also seeing some of my young guys that still need that guidance that even when I’m not in the locker room, I could come from a different objective and different place where I could give valuable pieces of information to them,” he said.Butler is encouraging players to be more vocal about their advocacies and take the opportunity that basketball provides to be a positive influence to their thousands of fans, especially in the age where it’s easy to connect to everyone through social media.“I think it’s great when you see athletes outside of what they’re considered to be. Whenever you have a talent, you want them to stay in that bubble as that talent. All you want to see them do is play basketball or play football. People are human beings, they have feelings. It’s good to see athletes use their platform and following to educate to the best of their knowledge and talk about things that is a problem. I want to see more of it,” he said.“The only thing I say is you’re an athlete and you do that, educate yourself on what you’re talking about. If you want to go out there and be vocal, be sure that you’re educated enough to talk about these things and answer the questions.”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 Role players save Arellano in 2OT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Old habits die hard and Caron Butler knows that well.One year removed from the NBA, but he still can’t shake off his straw-chewing routine.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Isaiah Thomas could be playing for Cavaliers next week

first_imgAP FILE PHOTOINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Isaiah Thomas played Santa Claus on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time). Soon, he’ll be playing point guard for the Cavaliers.Thomas said he could be on the floor in games as early as next week for Cleveland after being sidelined with a hip injury that knocked him out of last season’s playoffs. Thomas has progressed to the point where he will be scrimmaging 5 on 5 in the next few days with the possibility of playing in games with the Cavs before the year ends.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “It’s genuine,” he said. “I just like giving back no matter where I am. That’s just who I am and that’s what I’ve always been about, so I just try to reach kids and touch kids and show kids I’m just like them. I’ve come from a similar background and especially in the holiday season, it’s about making others happy and putting smiles on other people’s faces.”The 5-foot-9 Thomas blended in easily with the kids, some of whom weren’t much smaller than him. At one point, he joined a game of “knockout” and was quickly eliminated.“I expected that,” he said. “Every time I play knockout with kids they try their hardest to beat me and I always seem to lose. That wasn’t my first loss.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:12Abductors of Chinese woman in Makati could also be Chinese — police00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Cleveland has games in Sacramento and Utah next week before returning home on Jan. 2 against Portland. The next day, the Cavs will play in Boston, where Thomas spent more than two seasons and where he hoped to play longer before being traded.Since the deal, Thomas has talked about being motivated to show the Celtics they were wrong to let him go.Although he has not suited up for the Cavs, Thomas has been embraced by the city’s fans. As a way of giving thanks for their support, he teamed with World Vision — a humanitarian aid organization he has partnered with for seven years — to host children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland at the party.“The biggest thing is just putting smiles on these kids’ faces,” said Thomas, who played basketball and video games. “You really don’t know what they’re going through or what they don’t have. It’s about having fun today.”Thomas said he has been touched by the warm welcome he’s gotten in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Turkey seeks jail term for Enes Kanter for insulting Erdogan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “When that time comes to where I’ll be out there, I’m sure everybody is going to know and I’ll be out there playing the way I’ve always played,” said Thomas, who hosted a holiday party for some area kids at the team’s training facility. “I’m just trying to get as close as 100 percent as possible and to be out there to be special. Not just to be out there and be another body. However long that takes — it might be next week, it might be a week after that. We don’t know and we’re really not trying to put a date on it because it just depends on how my recovery is.“I’m ramping up my workouts, but at the same time it’s how I feel the next day, and it’s getting lighter and lighter, which is a good sign.”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 folkThomas is as close as ever to making his debut with Cleveland, which acquired him last summer in the blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. Since training camp opened, the Cavs’ timeline for Thomas was for him to be playing games by the end of December.That now seems possible. The Cavs, who have won 18 of 20, host Chicago on Thursday and are expected to practice twice before their Christmas Day matchup against the Golden State Warriors, whom they’ve met in three straight Finals.last_img read more

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Federer urges fellow players to embrace the media

first_img“I know you guys have a job to do. I also have to do it. I felt like sometimes we overdo it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 19-time Grand Slam champion says some of his fellow players struggle with their media obligations, fearful of being misinterpreted. “I feel they’re fearful of you guys (media) just because they feel they have been misinterpreted in the past,” he told reporters after his straight sets opening round win over Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open on Tuesday.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 folk“The power of the microphone is a funny thing. Some players I think struggle with it.“I would like to see more players just being really themselves in front of the press, being more relaxed about it, not worrying so much about making mistakes. “You’d rather see that than robots left, right and centre.“I feel like sometimes some players have gotten a little bit too robot-like. I wish they would let loose and be themselves. I try to always do that. It’s not always easy, but I try hard.”Federer said he was conscious of trying to “give it a little bit something extra” during his media interviews to keep the public interested and reporters happy.“I’ve maybe said a few too many things sometimes, but I try to be honest. For the most part it’s served me well,” he said.“I’ve always tried to remain myself as well. It’s always been a challenge not to change over time but adapt to the new situation of being higher ranked, being asked interesting questions over the years.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Froome debacle makes cycling ‘a laughing stock’ – Bardet Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Belgium’s David Goffin during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017.David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKRoger Federer has urged his fellow professionals to act themselves and not as robots during media interviews to keep tennis interesting for the sporting public.The Swiss star is a consummate media performer and regularly conducts his post-match interviews in multiple languages for the large global press contingent that hang on his every word.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons. APDETROIT — Carmelo Anthony made a free throw for his 25,000th point, and although there was no real reaction from the crowd in Detroit, the Oklahoma City star slapped hands with teammates and raised his right hand with pride.“It’s a special moment,” Anthony said. “To kind of know what it took to get to this point and the amount of work that was put in to get to this point, the teammates that I’ve played with over the years, and for me to still be at a point in my career where I still have a lot more to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Coach Billy Donovan said it’s a patellar tendon injury, and the Thunder would find out more after returning to Oklahoma. The scary injury put a damper on Oklahoma City’s seventh straight victory. It’s the NBA’s longest current winning streak.A group of five Detroit backups helped cut the deficit to nine around the midway point of the fourth, but Oklahoma City was able to hold on.“I think Dre’s situation probably took a lot out of us,” Donovan said. “We lost a little bit there, and rightfully so.”Detroit has dropped seven in a row, the league’s longest current skid. The Pistons now face back-to-back games against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.QUITE A SPLITADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Detroit’s reserves actually outscored Oklahoma City’s 64-25, but the Thunder’s starters outscored Detroit’s 96-44.“Their starters just dominated us,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “When those three are playing like that, you aren’t going to be able to stop them, but we had to do a much better job of doing the things we could control. We didn’t do a good job of getting back on defense and we didn’t do a good job on the boards.”HISTORYThe Pistons infamously picked Darko Milicic over Anthony in the 2003 draft, and Anthony hasn’t forgotten.“I was thinking about it after the game, the irony of me getting 25,000 points here in Detroit, knowing after that ’03 draft, what things could have been,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year George replaces injured Cousins on Team LeBron Anthony became the 21st NBA player to reach the 25,000-point mark , and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to lift the surging Thunder to a 121-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday (Sunday Manila time). Although it was a night of triumph for Anthony, Oklahoma City lost guard Andre Roberson to what looked like a serious leg injury in the third quarter.Anthony scored his 25,000th point with 8:30 left in the third. He would add four more points and finish the game with 21. Paul George, who was named to the All-Star team Saturday, scored 26 points, and Westbrook was impressive throughout.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 folk“That’s a really good basketball team, and when those three get rolling, it is hard to stop them,” Detroit’s Tobias Harris said. “We had a chance going into the second half, but we were stagnant against a really good defense, and then we couldn’t get a stop, so we were always taking the ball out of the net.”Anthony’s milestone moment was part of a 15-0 run for the Thunder at the start of the second half that pushed their lead to 27, but Roberson was taken off on a stretcher later in the third after landing hard on the court. His left leg seemed to give way as he was beginning to jump for an alley-oop, and he sailed through the air and appeared to land on his tailbone or lower back. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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