first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We were so sad at what happened the last time,” San Miguel’s Leo Austria said minutes after getting 33 points from Alex Cabagnot and a combined 99 from five others.The Game 2 result was the most comprehensive rout suffered by the Gin Kings from anyone in this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our intensity tonight was 100 percent,” added Austria, a six-time champion. “We were 70 percent in Game 1, it was like a walk through for us because we allowed them to execute their plays. The way we played tonight (Sunday) was our [kind of] game.”Cabagnot tossed in 22 of his total in the first half, 12 of them coming in the second period when the Beermen broke the Gin Kings’ collective backs.Ginebra wasn’t able to come closer than 16 points the rest of the way. 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe real San Miguel Beer squad—the team that has established a dynasty in recent years—showed up on Sunday night.After being blown to bits in Game 1 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup title series, the Beermen were razor-sharp all game and bamboozled Barangay Ginebra, 134-109, to level the Finals at 1-1 and hush the pro-Gin Kings crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “I think he used the word humiliating,” Ginebra’s Tim Cone said as he echoed how Austria felt after Ginebra’s 127-99 Game 1 win.“It’s funny because we talked about how they can turn it around. I just don’t think we really believed they could.”“They are who they are for a reason. That message was sent to us strong and clear,” Cone went on.Ginebra didn’t play that bad in the first half, which closed out with the Beermen sitting on a 75-46 bubble. In fact, the Kings were 50 percent from the field.But the Beermen were a lot better—61 percent from the field in the first two quarters and five players already in twin digits.Import Justin Brownlee, who erupted for 42 points in the series opener, was the only player in double figures for Cone with 11.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Coach’s bond with players major key to F2’s success “They really came back at us,” Cone said. “I feel so bad that I don’t want to talk to you guys. I tried to sneak out (of the venue).”Govs’ Cup importsMeanwhile, Allen Durham will be back for yet another tour of duty in the Governors’ Cup, setting out to win a third straight Best Import award in the season-ender.More importantly, he will try to lead Meralco over the hump after two straight bridesmaid finishes.Durham won the Best Import trophy on seasons that they lost to the Gin Kings and Justin Brownlee, including last year when they lost in Game 7.Another former Best Import winner set for a return is Arizona Reid, who will suit up anew for the Beermen, whom he led to the 2015 championship.Former Alaska import Romeo Travis will be playing for Magnolia this time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The running season is officially upon us.As the days get longer and the weather gets (a bit) better, you will see countless runners, walkers and joggers out on the roads, putting the miles in.You will pass solo runners, groups of joggers and people out walking for health and some weight loss. There are numerous “Couch to 5K” groups that are a great way for beginners to get active and take up a bit of running.In an article during the week, top physiotherapist Gerard Hartmann warned that;“Running on hard surfaces is brutal on the body: it leads to multiple injuries such as shin splints, patella tendonitis, stress fractures, lower back damage and disc problems.” He advised people to do;“80% of your running on grass. I can’t overestimate the damage on your body that running on hard surfaces causes.” This is not to say that he doesn’t want people out running. He simply believes that people take on too much too quickly and that their bodies are not able for the amount of impact that they are subjected to.With each foot strike you are putting 3 times your body weight through your joints, which is 30stone for a 10 stone person.If you are running downhill this increases to 7 times your bodyweight.For someone who is not an experienced runner this is a huge amount of impact, especially if they have been inactive up until taking up jogging or running.I actually covered a similar topic in an article from last year called; ‘Weight loss, to run or not to run’ The link is below if you would like to have a read. also said many runners are making the error of not conditioning their bodies to be fit for running.Running is free, convenient and it needs no equipment, so it’s hugely popular. “It is exhilarating to be out running in the open air, and some people get ‘runner’s high’, which is a sense of euphoria after bouts of long running.“There is a great cardiovascular benefit, and runners are aerobically fit, but overdoing it is extremely bad for your body.”Hartmann’s emphasises that people have to condition their bodies to be fit for running.The old adage that ‘If you want to be a better runner, you have to run more’ is outdated and the importance of core strength, flexibility and total body strength is of huge importance to, not only recreational runners, but to runners of all levels.“They might run for hours but ask them to do a simple plank exercise, and they fall flat on their faces. Building up core strength is crucial.”“I advise maybe 40 minutes of jogging a week, two hours of strength and conditioning circuit training and a yoga class or at least 15 minutes of stretching every week.”“When you combine this with someone who doesn’t do any flexibility training and doesn’t do any strength exercising, then you are looking at guaranteed injuries.” You might ask what experience Hartmann has that he can make such bold statements regarding jogging and running.As it turns out, he has huge experience; Hartmann has treated 61 Olympic medal winners and 47 world champions.He has worked with Sonia O’Sullivan and Paula Radcliffe, Australian 400-metre champion Cathy Freeman, Kenyan Khalid Kanouchi, as well as Colin Jackson and Linford Christie.So it is safe to say that he might know a thing or two about running injuries.Personally, I have worked with runners preparing for everything up to half marathons.I work on getting them stronger, more stable and improving their core strength and I have yet to see any downside to having this alongside a structured running training program. Clients have actually improved their run times.What is the take home message form this?Is the advice to stop jogging and running?No.The main advice is to walk before you run.Get yourself stronger, more flexible and give your joints a break by doing frequent runs on softer, grass based surfaces.Build yourself up to longer events like marathons and give yourself plenty of time to prepare for them.Most of all stay fit and stay healthy and always #TrainSmart.To keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below. RUSHE: ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR WAY TO AN INJURY? was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rusemmet rushfitness columnInjuryRunninglast_img read more

Bridge welcomed by rain

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The gleaming white Botts dots on the new Golden Valley Road bridge were streaked Friday with muddy tire tracks, a beautiful sight for the 100 or so people gathered in the rain to celebrate the opening of this key segment of roadway. It meant traffic was moving from the Antelope Valley Freeway, along Golden Valley to Soledad Canyon Road, easy freeway access for those in the heart of Santa Clarita. Umbrellas in hand, men in well-worn work boots stood among dignitaries in suits, all heralding the completion of the $31 million, six-lane, 380-foot strip of roadway that sweeps across Soledad Canyon Road, then curves around to intersect it. The bridge, completed on schedule and on budget, is a piece of Santa Clarita’s planned Cross Valley Connector, which will link the freeway to Interstate 5. It is expected to be completed in 2008 and take traffic off clogged highways that now cross the valley. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “This road is going to serve all of Santa Clarita,” said Scott Wilk, representing U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, who has helped secure federal funding for the connector. Golden Valley will save local motorists time, important to improving residents’ quality of life, Wilk said. As if endorsing his statement, a whistle sounded in the background as a Metrolink train passed under the new road. The bridge swoops over the Union Pacific railroad tracks, meaning motorists won’t be stuck waiting for freight and commuter trains. Adolfo Bailon, speaking for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., quoted the senator as calling the roadway a “new era of movement through the region.” The entire $245 million Cross Valley Connector is being funded by the city of Santa Clarita, developers through city and county assessment districts, the federal government and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It is composed of Golden Valley Road from the east and Newhall Ranch Road to the west and will span 8.5 miles. Larry Rasmussen, developing Centre Pointe Business Park in the Golden Valley area, urged the Santa Clarita City Council to remain focused on completing the connector, which could face lawsuits from environmental groups as it proceeds across the Santa Clara River further west. Rasmussen, sporting a festive tie patterned with Christmas trees, dismissed as “trivial” any such action to block completion of the connector. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more