Chelsea study stadium expansion

first_img The Blues on Tuesday night announced plans to consult local stakeholders, including community and residents’ groups, about existing conditions in the vicinity of the ground which has been their home since their launch in 1905. In the era of Financial Fair Play – something Chelsea are bidding to comply with – it is in the club’s interest to enhance matchday revenue. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has commissioned a study to explore the possibility of expanding the club’s Stamford Bridge home and improve access to the stadium on matchdays. Stamford Bridge’s current capacity is 41,837 and the Blues have previously explored the possibility of moving to nearby Battersea power station and Earls Court, options which are no longer there. It was stressed the consultation is the beginning of a “preliminary process”. A Chelsea spokesman said: “The owner has commissioned a study into the area surrounding Stamford Bridge. “As the correspondence that has gone out to local stakeholders makes clear, this consultation is just the start of a preliminary process to collect opinions on the existing conditions in the area.” A message to supporters on the club’s official website announced the study, which could result in “landscaped public walkways and cycleways” over the railway lines near the site to reduce pedestrian traffic on nearby streets on matchdays. The message added: “The study will also assess the feasibility of an expansion of the stadium within the existing historic site boundaries, potentially to enlarge its capacity, enhance its facilities and improve the movement of people and vehicles on match and non-matchdays. “The consultation will not concern itself with any design or details of a redevelopment on the stadium site. Instead it will ask about the surrounding publicly-owned areas and in particular the civic infrastructure necessary to ensure a successful and feasible redevelopment.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hurricanes continue impressive run with another victory

first_imgLEEWARD Islands Hurricanes continued their impressive run through Group A with a four-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes on Wednesday night at Coolidge.Hurricanes did it in style as well, completing the highest successful chase in the competition this year by overhauling Windwards’ total of 293 for 8 with eight balls to spare.Skipper Kieran Powell continued his stupendous form by striking 80 off 84 balls to begin the chase, his fifth 50-plus score in six innings.Along the way, Powell crossed the 500-run barrier for the tournament. Powell added 112 for the first wicket with Montcin Hodge (46) and another 52 with Jermaine Otto (37) for the second before he eventually fell in the 32nd over to Liam Sebastien.Nkrumah Bonner fell in the 34th over to Delorn Johnson to make it 190 for 4, leaving 104 to win but man-of-the-match Rahkeem Cornwall entered and struck a blistering 74 not out off 50 balls to get Leewards across the line. Cornwall teamed with Akeal Hosein for an unbeaten 89-run seventh-wicket stand to seal the match.Hosein finished unbeaten on 26 off 24 balls and helped set up the win in the first innings by taking 4 for 57 with his left-arm spin.His spell included the wickets of Devon Smith, who came into the match with just 30 runs in six innings but finished with 101 for his seventh List A century, and Sunil Ambris for 53 off 36 balls, the wicketkeeper’s sixth half-century in seven matches putting him second behind only Powell for the tournament runs lead with 375 runs.VOLCANOES inningsT. Theophile c Cornwall b Tonge 19J. Charles c wkp. Hamilton b Tonge 18D. Smith b Hosein 101A. Fletcher c Hosein b Peters 41S. Ambris stp. Hamilton b Hosein 53K. Mayers b Tonge 16D. Johnson c Powell b Hosein 7L. Sebastien not out 13K. Hodge lbw b Hosein 0A. Alexander not out 15Extras: (lb-2, w-8) 10Total: (8 wkts, 50 overs) 293Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-42, 3-175, 4-209, 5-248, 6-259, 7-267, 8-267.Bowling: Tonge 10-1-75-3 (w-1), Joseph 4-0-24-0, Cornwall 10-1-40-0 (w-3), Hosein 10-2-57-4 (w-2), Campbell 10-0-50-0, Peters 6-0-45-1 (w–2).HURRICANES inningsM- Hodge c wkp. Fletcher b Mayers 46K- Powell b Sebastien 80J -Otto b Sebastien 37N- Bonner b Johnson 8J- Hamilton b Hodge 10R -Cornwall not out 74O- Peters c and b Hodge 3A. Hosein not out 26Extras: (lb-3, w-5, pen.5) 13Total: (6 wkts, 48.4 overs) 297Fall of wickets: 1-112, 2-164, 3-175, 4-190, 5-202, 6-208.Bowling: Williams 7-0-59-0 (w-1), Johnson 9-0-52-1, Mayers 9.4-0-55-1 (w-2), Hodge 9-0-48-2, Sebastien 10-1-44-2, Alexander 4-0-31-0 (w-2).Points: Hurricanes 4, Volcanoes 0.last_img read more

USC edges CSUN to take weekend series

first_imgUSC baseball stepped up in a 30-inning effort this weekend to take two of three games against the Cal State Northridge Matadors this weekend.“We know we have to play well to win, and I think Northridge is a good team,” USC coach Dan Hubbs said. “They’re scrappy and they play hard to the end so this was a good test for us.”Freshman pitcher Kyle Twomey took the hill on Sunday for the Trojans (4-3), pitching a complete game in only his second collegiate start to lead the team to a 4-2 victory against the Matadors (4-3). Twomey gave up two runs on five hits and three walks and struck out five.Going the distance · With a depleted bullpen, freshman lefthander Kyle Twomey threw a complete game in Sunday’s 4-2 win over CSUN. — Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan“Getting to the ninth inning wasn’t really something of my concern,” Twomey said. “As cliche as it sounds, I was trying to take it one inning at a time.”The Trojans gave Twomey the lead early in the second inning when the team put two aboard, setting up freshman designated hitter AJ Ramirez to knock in the first run with an RBI single. The team added another run an inning later when sophomore first baseman Dante Flores brought home redshirt senior centerfielder Greg Zebrack, who led off with a double to deep left field.“If I could keep throwing up zeroes, it would be good,” Twomey said. “I knew every time it was going to get the offense going again, and they picked me up big time.”Twomey was helped in particular by Ramirez, who posted 3-for-4 outing with 2 RBIs and a double.“To see him go out there on the mound and do his thing, the whole field and the whole dugout is 100 percent cheering him on,” Ramirez said. “It’s awesome to watch [Twomey] pitch.”The complete game was pivotal for USC, whose depleted bullpen got a much-needed break after stepping up in consecutive extra-inning games. Hubbs said the extra rest will allow the relievers to be ready going into their next game Tuesday.The first two games of the series were both extra-inning affairs, with the Trojans losing at home in 11 innings on Friday evening but winning on the road in 10 frames on Saturday.USC bested CSUN 6-5 in 10 innings on Saturday night, despite squandering a four-run lead in a four-error game that Hubbs called “atrocious.”Despite coming out on top, the Trojans let a four-run lead evaporate in the bottom of the seventh by allowing three unearned runs on sloppy defense. The Matadors added the tying run that knotted the game at five apiece with a squeeze play in the bottom of the ninth.Quelling a late comeback effort from the Matadors, freshman pitcher Sean Adler stepped up with runners at first and second and delivered a two-out save to help the team record the win.The Trojans pieced together their winning rally when freshman right fielder Vahn Bozoian singled to start off the 10th inning, ultimately leading junior Kevin Swick to drive the winning RBI-single through the left side to put USC ahead.The Matadors took game one of the series on Friday night with a couple of big offensive bouts, including a five-run 11th inning that ultimately gave them the 9-4 win.The Trojans missed a series of opportunities, stranding 13 runners and failing to hold on to their two brief leads for more than two innings at a time.After the Matadors broke open the flood gates in the top of the 11th, USC was unable to respond.The bullpen will come off its Sunday rest thanks to Twomey’s spectacular outing and join the rest of the team Tuesday to take on Cal State Long Beach at home for a 6 p.m. game.last_img read more

Griffin, Drummond lead Pistons to rout of Wizards 132-102

first_img First Published: 27th December, 2019 11:32 IST 8 months ago CONFRONTED: Cong’s Sandeep Dikshit unapologetic after ‘Police is corrupt’ remark COMMENT Blake Griffin had 14 points and a season-high 11 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons routed the Washington Wizards 132-102 on Thursday night in a matchup of short-handed teams. The Pistons were missing Reggie Jackson (back) and Luke Kennard (knee), while Griffin, Bruce Brown and Derrick Rose played through injuries.John Wall, Davis Bertans, Isaiah Thomas, Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura sat out for Washington.Detroit, which had already lost twice to the Wizards, got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Andre Drummond. Pistons coach Dwane Casey was able to use the lopsided margin to rest his key players, including sitting Griffin for the fourth quarter.Christian Wood finished with 22 points and Todd Frazier scored 18 for Detroit, which had eight players in double figures.Anze Pasecniks scored a career-high 17 in his fifth NBA game to lead the Wizards. Bradley Beal had 15 points.Despite a makeshift lineup, the Wizards were able to stay close early, taking advantage of Detroit’s defensive rebounding issues. Washington pulled down 45% of their own misses in the first quarter. But, the Pistons moved out to a 68-48 lead by halftime.The Pistons have struggled all season in the third quarter. They were able to keep the momentum going against the Wizards, pushing their lead to 29 points, 89-60, midway through the period.Detroit led by as many as 33 points in the quarter.TIP-INSWizards: Washington was playing in Detroit on the day after Christmas for the second year in a row. In 2018, Beal and Wall combined for 42 points in a 106-95 loss. Markieff Morris had 12 points for the Wizards in that game and scored four for Detroit this year.Pistons: The team announced Thursday that Kennard will miss at least two weeks with knee soreness. Kennard had missed two of Detroit’s last three games in an attempt to remedy the problem.WELCOME TO THE LEAGUELouis King made his NBA debut for Detroit in the fourth quarter, finishing with two points and a rebound in four minutes.DEFENSIVE STRUGGLESWashington allowed at least 110 points for the 24th straight game, one short of the longest season-season streak since the 1990-91 Denver Nuggets did it in 28 straight games. The New Orleans Pelicans finished last season with a 25-game streak, while the 1990-91 Nuggets started a 24-game streak one game after breaking the 28-game run. Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 11:32 IST Griffin, Drummond Lead Pistons To Rout Of Wizards 132-102 Blake Griffin had 14 points and a season-high 11 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons routed the Washington Wizards 132-102 on Thursday night in a matchup of short-handed teams Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE 8 months ago Longtime political writer William Greider dies at 83 SUBSCRIBE TO US 8 months ago Smith, Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 in Independence Bowl LIVE TV 8 months ago “A Happy Pancake” Seasonal Limited Menu Is Coming!! WE RECOMMEND Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Dudus moved to low-security facility

first_imgChristopher ‘Dudus’ Coke Contrary to rumors circulating last week, Jamaican crime Don Christopher “Dudus” Coke has not been released from prison. However, the United States Bureau of Prisons (USBP) has confirmed he was transferred from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina on March 7 to the low-security Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution for men in New Jersey.At Fort Dix, inmates have more privileges and do not have to contend with bars and locked cages in maximum security lock-ups.The USBP did not give reasons why Coke was transferred from the maximum-security prison, but Butch Lawford, a former Miami correctional officer told National Weekly, “When a prisoner is moved from a maximum  to a low-security institution it is usually because that prisoner has been exercising good behavior. In a low-security institution the prisoner has much more liberties and privileges. Institutions like Fort Dix are more like secured camps.”The Fort Dix website describes it as fitted with community units without “bars, or locks on rooms,” where inmates are expected to display “a high degree of responsibility.”Indications are the institution provides services “required by policy in a consistent, humane, and a reasonable manner, treats inmates with courtesy while inmates are expected to treat staff likewise. It maintains a high level of sanitation and expects inmates to keep it that way.”The privileges inmates enjoy include access to TV from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays, and to 2:00 am on weekends. Also, 300 minutes of monthly paid telephone calls, with each call being 15 minutes maximum; personal lockers in inmate rooms, use of microwave in the community units, and wake-up call at 6:00 am unlike 4 or 5:00 am in more secured institutions.Fort Dix has an honor system, where prisoners with good behavior can enjoy enhanced privileges including access to TV from 6:00 am.The facility currently has a population of 4,250 inmates, with an average age of 41 years. It is indicative that Coke could be released before his sentence terminates in July, 2030, as the average time served by inmates is 11 years, which would take Coke until March, 2028.Coke was extradited from Jamaica to the US in May 2010. Preceding his extradition, Jamaican law enforcement attempted to apprehend him in the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens, which he ran with an iron grip.Some 70 individuals were killed as residents resisted the incursion.In 2012, Coke pled guilty to drugs and firearm charges in New York federal court, and was sentenced to 23 years. Since his sentencing, Coke served time at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Brooklyn, New York, then the Edgefield FCI located on the South Carolina/Georgia border.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Says Palm Beach, Miami Will Get Walk-up Test Sites

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that the success of the state’s first two walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Broward County is prompting state officials to introduce additional walk-up sites in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.Both of the Broward sites were set up in order to serve communities where residents do not have cars to get tested at drive-thru sites.These locations, located in Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, are for individuals who showg symptoms consistent with the virus — fever, a dry cough, fatigue, and in some cases, a runny nose and congestion.Nearly 1,600 people have been swabbed at those two sites so far.Those who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive may also request a test between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.State officials also plan to expand testing to more residents of nursing homes and assisted-care facilities, and to roll out so-called antibody testing, which can assess whether individuals have had infections.The governor also said he has been encouraged with the leveling off of cases in our state, and that nearly 18,000 more tests will be processed as a result of a new lab contract.He also questioned the World Health Organization and China’s responses to the virus. “This World Health Organization, I think the president is right on that. They were basically parroting China talking points. The World Health Organization in January, after what we saw was going on, said there was no evidence, that the coronavirus was transmissible person-to-person,” DeSantis said.He added that he plans to encourage companies that make life-saving medical equipment to move their manufacturing operations out of China.As of Wednesday evening, 28,576 cases and 927 deaths have been confirmed in Florida.Palm Beach County has 2,403 cases and 131 deaths, while Broward has 4,228 cases and 141 fatalities.Miami-Dade County has the most confirmed cases in the state, at 10,153, along with 240 deaths.More than 290,400 people in Florida have had a COVID-19 test so far. That represents the third-largest amount in the country, although it comprises less than two percent of the state’s population. Florida is the third most populous state, after California and Texas.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Special Olympians

first_imgThe Provincial Special Olympics are calling, and members of the Nelson chapter of Special Olympics are ready to take up the challenge.The local Special Olympians have recently completed an outstanding season of competition and are now ready to take put their skills to the test against the best in the province at the Special Olympics Provincial games in Langley, July 11-14. The Nelson delegation is proud to be sending seven athletes, one bocce player and seven soccer stars to the Langley game.Mallard’s Source for sports want to help with the send off by selecting the Special Olympians Team of the Week.Pictured are coaches and curlers, bowlers, bocce and soccer players from the Nelson Special Olympics following a recent event.Great job and good luck Team Nelson.Go Nelson!!last_img

Taylor gives Bucknor ‘the chills’

first_imgAs members of Calabar High School’s track and field team gathered on the National Stadium’s blue mondo on Saturday to celebrate a historic fifth straight hold on the Mortimer Geddes trophy, one image stood out among the revelry.Sprinter Christopher Taylor, who, of course, played a major role in Calabar’s 26th ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title, was understandably the centre of attention, with hordes of teammates, fans and officials clamouring for photographs with the young star.However, it was the few minutes he shared with one of his school’s greatest Champs icons, Richard ‘Jabba’ Bucknor, that stood out, as a Calabar giant of the past and the Lions’ newest hero stood side by side for the first time, in a ratheral literal timeline of Calabar excellence.SETTINGRECORDSTaylor set records in the Class Two boys’ 400m (46.33) in the heats and the 200m (20.80) in the semi-finals, before returning to win gold in both events. Adding the 4x100m gold and a smart 45.3 anchor leg run, which led Calabar to a title-underlining 4x400m relay Open win over the Akeem Bloomfield-anchored Kingston College.It was a run that impressed Bucknor so much, that the two-time Olympian was compelled to make his way from his seat in the grandstand to the track, for a chance to meet the youngster he considers to be the future of Jamaican sprinting.”This young man (Taylor) puts a chill on me. I don’t have my voice any more. That race that he ran; that last leg, I will put this down as the best mile relay I have ever seen or witnessed ever in Jamaica,” said Bucknor, who represented Jamaica in the 110m hurdles at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona, respectively.That’s a huge compliment coming from a man that in his time was seen as one of the island’s brightest talents.At the 1986 Boys’ Championships, two years before his first Olympics, Bucknor, who is widely considered as one of the greatest Jamaican high school track and field athletes ever, had his own magnum opus.DOMINANTDISPLAYIn a dominant display, Bucknor ran 50.53 in the 400m hurdles – a record that would stand for two decades – in addition to claiming the 110m hurdles and helping Calabar to a win over the highly fancied Camperdown High team of that time in the 4x100m, before running a leg on his team’s gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team.Calabar, coached then by the legendary Herb McKenley, would go on to win the 1986 championships, breaking a Clarendon College spell of two straight wins and three in the previous four championships.Currently living in Texas, USA, where he went to college, Bucknor told The Gleaner that he decided to return to Jamaica for Champs as a part of his 50th birthday celebration and also for the chance to see his school win a fifth straight title – a feat they had never managed before.”It brought back a whole lot of memories and amazing feelings witnessing this in the stands, I mean just seeing that final race and just seeing a Class One man giving it his all and then having a youngster – I won’t say put him in his place; but the boy showed us all what it’s like to be an athlete in Jamaica, you have to come hard every single time no matter who you are running against,” Bucknor said.”I wanted to see this happen, Calabar winning a fifth straight title. This is history and I’m a part of history and back in the day I never had the experience of just being a spectator in the stand so today in the stand with all the fans and just the way everyone was, the way everyone came together, was simply amazing!”He wouldn’t leave without a world of advice for young Taylor.”Stay healthy and as my old coach Herb McKenley used to tell me, stay away from all the women dem,” he laughed.”Seriously though, he has a great future ahead of him, he has some great advisers around him and if the country comes around and keeps him in check, we are going to have another Usain Bolt on our hands pretty soon.”last_img read more

Yao in wings as China’s NBA stars seeking Asian Games gold

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The men’s basketball tournament has been somewhat overshadowed in Jakarta by the success of the combined Koreas women’s team, which is also playing for gold.Yao even took time out to watch the joint Korean women’s team, but his focus is clearly on one thing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Now president of the Chinese Basketball Association after an eight-year NBA career with the Rockets, Yao is still very much the driving force behind basketball in his homeland and is credited with China’s resurgence at this Asian Games after the men failed to make the medal rounds at the previous edition in 2014.“I think the most important thing is he introduced the two national teams system,” Zhou Qi said of Yao’s decision to bring more players through the national programs in order to broaden the talent pool. “It gives the young players a lot of chances to play more matches to gain experiences. We get better by playing these competitive matches.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ LATEST STORIES Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, Rockets View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Iran, Saturday’s final presents an opportunity to go one step further than it did at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea, where it was beaten 79-77 by the hosts in the gold medal match.“Iran is an opponent which is quite similar to a European team,” Ding said. “They are not like Taiwan or South Korea who focus on the techniques. So we must face the strong physical challenge. We will prepare everything we can to face this difficult opponent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Ding credited Yao’s experience at the highest level as the main benefit for lifting the current Chinese team.Yao “has spent all these weeks with us. He is there to give us the feeling of security, which is very important,” Ding said. “He shares his experiences with us, gives us a lot of tactical advice. He helps the team a lot.”China was pushed all the way by a Philippines team led by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson in the group stages, but recovered to breeze through the quarterfinals and semifinals against Indonesia and Taiwan.For Zhou, the final presents the chance to cap off a successful two weeks.“The Asian Games is not over for us,” said Zhou, who scored 22 points and had 16 rebounds in the 86-63 win over Taiwan. “We will do everything we can to win in the last match here. We need to fight for this gold medal.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Team China celebrate after defeating Taiwan during their men’s basketball semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)JAKARTA, Indonesia — He may no longer be playing but ex-Houston Rockets star Yao Ming remains a talismanic figure in Chinese basketball as he inspires a generation of Chinese NBA stars toward a gold medal at the Asian Games.A China team featuring Rockets center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks guard Ding Yanyuhang looms as a heavy favorite to win men’s final against Iran on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rain or Shine headed to Bahrain to bolster buildup for new PBA season

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ONE: Team Lakay determined to make 2019 another banner year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Norwood, Washington, and Ahanmisi are all in the United States spending the holidays and won’t be able to join the team in Bahrain since all we’ll be back in the Philippines on the third of January.“As of now we’re working with whoever is with us and I hope that when the three guys come back they’ll be able to quickly pick up the new offensive system,” said Garcia whose team will fly to Bahrain on Jan. 2 and go back to the Philippines on the sixth.Assistant coach Mike Buendia said the trip to Bahrain is not just part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming season but also as a treat for overseas Filipino workers who weren’t able to spend time with their families during the holidays.“This is also for the Filipinos there, sort of like a treat and to bring them some joy,” said Buendia in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine is heading overseas to beef up its preparation for the coming 2019 PBA season.ADVERTISEMENT The Elasto Painters are set to fly to Bahrain to take on clubs Al Muharraq and Al Manama, the finalists of the Bahraini Premier League, in a couple of exhibition games on January 3 and 4.Al Manama has former PBA import Wayne Chism as its naturalized player while Al Muharraq has former De La Salle Green Archer Bader Malabes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia said their trip to Bahrain is a good boost to their preparations even if Gabe Norwood, Jay Washington, and Maverick Ahanmisi won’t be able to join them.“This will be good for us because we can see what the other guys can bring,” said Garcia after their 102-90 loss to NorthPort in a tune-up game Saturday at Green Meadows Clubhouse. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more