After wrecking his ride, Robbie bought a new car from Curt Martin and picked it up in Independence on July 4. That brought Team Jorgensen back up to its full complement of four cars but still just three trailers. HARLAN, Iowa – When the checkers flew at the conclusion of the June 20 IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature at Shelby County Speedway, the happiest driver in the race was probably the guy who finished ninth. Veteran Dave Jorgensen of Elkhorn, Neb., turned laps with grandsons Robbie and A.J. for just the second time this season that evening – a third racing grandson, Jakes, was on a fishing trip that Father’s Day weekend – and there were smiles all around before and after the show. “Racing binds us together. I get to see them more so it’s time well spent,” said Jorgensen. ”When I’m 75 or 80 it will be fun to look back, and I’m sure they’ll feel the same way.” “There are times you want to give them extra room but I try to race them like I would anyone else,” Jorgensen said. I’m tickled to death if they pass me and it makes me feel good if I can pass them.” Dave Jorgensen was joined by grandsons Robbie (left) and A.J. in the June 20 IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature field at Shelby County Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Dave Jorgensen) Jorgensen’s son Dave Jr. retired after winning a track championship of his own and now serves as crew chief for his dad and boys. Robbie started racing in 2014 and was joined by A.J. in 2015 and Jake in 2019. “We had all four cars on the track for the Tiny Lund last fall,” Jorgensen said. “We’ll try to get a couple more nights where there are three or four of us racing yet this season.”
(REUTERS) – American teenager Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff and former champion Samantha Stosur were among players to be given wildcards into the main draw of the U.S. Open starting later this month, organisers said yesterday.Gauff, 15, stunned players and fans alike when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam at this year’s Wimbledon, reaching the fourth round where she was beaten by eventual champion Simona Halep.Gauff, the youngest finalist in the Girls’ singles event at the U.S. Open in 2017 aged 13, is one of five teenagers given wildcards at Flushing Meadows.Americans Caty McNally, Whitney Osuigwe and Katie Volynets (all 17) and France’s 16-year-old Diane Parry, who became the youngest player this decade to win a main-draw match in the French Open in May, also received them.Australia’s Stosur, U.S. Open champion in 2011, will be making her 15th appearance in the main draw. The 35-year-old, who last reached a Grand Slam singles semi-final in 2016 at Roland Garros, was also a doubles champion in New York in 2005.“Parry and Stosur earn their entry via the USTA’s reciprocal wildcard arrangement with the French Tennis Federation and Tennis Australia,” organisers said in a statement.American Jack Sock headlines the Men’s singles wildcards.The 26-year-old, who was sidelined for six months after sustaining a thumb injury at the Australian Open, is looking to maintain his streak of playing in every U.S. Open main draw since 2010.The U.S. Open begins on August 26.
Believe it or not, the 2006 baseball season hadn’t really begun. That is, not until last night.Spring Training? Forget about it. Opening Day? Comes close, but doesn’t quite do the trick. Even the crack of the first open can of beer doesn’t signify a new beginning, contrary to what those Budweiser ads may suggest.While April answered some questions about how this year’s season will go, May kicked off with the best part of America’s pastime.How, I ask you, did the first month of Major League Baseball contain zero Yankees-Red Sox games?This MLB party started last night, when the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-3 at Fenway Park. The first of eight games this month, and 19 this year, featured a 3-3 tie going into the bottom of the eighth before the Red Sox broke it open, capped by a three-run jack by the Big Papi himself, David Ortiz.Appropriately enough, the game began with Tim Wakefield on the mound facing — who else? — New York’s Johnny Damon, who for those that have been living in a cave for three years, left Beantown for the Yankees. Despite getting booed roundly (with a smattering of applause) at first by the Fenway faithful, Damon removed his helmet and raised it in a salute to the fans who adored him during his four seasons in Boston. As it happened, jeers quickly became cheers.Damon wasn’t just a great player for the Sox. He was the heart and soul of Boston baseball, particularly during the most telling seven games in Red Sox-Yankees history, the 2004 ALCS. Once again for you cave people, Damon and the Sox stormed back from three games down to pull off perhaps the greatest comeback in baseball history, stunning New York in seven — capped by Damon’s two-homer, six-RBI output in the final game.Just don’t read too much into those cheers that came from Damon’s acknowledgment of the crowd. Boston fans, as a whole, may have forgotten those great memories. At last night’s game, there were such signs that read:”Anywhere but here, Johnny!””Trader!””Johnny Damon: Looks like Jesus, acts like Judas, throws like Mary!”I even saw a kid on television — couldn’t have been much older than eight — that was shown holding a sign that proclaimed the following:”Hey, Johnny Damon! My teacher used to love you. Now all her pictures of you are in the fireplace! Go Red Sox!”Isn’t that precious?Sure, Boston and New York fans are crazy about this feud between the two squads. But what sets this rivalry apart is that the rest of the nation, like it or not, cannot help but become captivated by it. When Boston and New York collide, it’s not just a big game with potential playoff implications; it’s an event, a show, must-see-TV.Of course, it helps to have nationwide exposure. Of the 19 “events” that will feature the Red Sox and Yankees, six of them will be nationally televised, including at least one game from five out of the six series in 2006.That doesn’t even include any seven-game series the two teams may participate in during the month of October.But ESPN and FOX are, indeed, justified in their coverage of these two teams. Sure, there’s the element of hatred, what with Pedro Martinez’s takedown of Don Zimmer, Jason Varitek’s fight with Alex Rodriguez, and Gary Sheffield’s run-in with a Boston fan down the right-field line at Fenway Park.But violence aside, these teams (despite what naysayer Yankee fans say about the two teams’ histories pre-2000) are plain-out, deadlocked even. With Boston’s victory last night, the overall series between the two teams since the beginning of the 2003 season — regular season and playoff games included — stands at 37-35 in favor of the Sox. As part of that history, the teams have exchanged seven-game victories in the postseason, as New York took a Game 7 from the Red Sox in 2003 en route to the American League pennant.Talk about competitive. Over 70 games in over three years, and still nothing’s decided.Good thing there’s another 18 games — and maybe a playoff series — ahead for New York and Boston.It just wouldn’t be baseball season without it.Aaron is looking forward to a LONG vacation, some meaningful Rockies games in August, and more around-the-clock updates on the Duke lacrosse story. Uh…or not. Hit him up this summer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completing one of the most hectic weekends in team history, the USC men’s water polo team captured its seventh-straight SoCal Tournament title with a 7-6 victory over No. 4 California Sunday night to finish a stretch of six games in three days on a high note.The Trojans (16-1, 3-0), had defeated the Golden Bears in their two previous meetings this season — both by scores of 8-6 — and looked ready to take it to California (11-4) as soon as the two teams got into the pool.Fast start · Senior two-meter J.W. Krumpholz got USC on the board early in the Trojans’ 7-6 victory against Cal in the SoCal Tournament final. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanSenior two-meter J.W. Krumpholz scored just 27 seconds into the first quarter to put USC up an early goal. The senior’s second goal of the tournament invigorated the Trojan-friendly crowd at UC Irvine’s Anteater Pool, but was quickly equalized 41 seconds later by the strong Bear attack.Senior drivers Justin Rappel and Matt Sagehorn each added goals for the Trojans before the Bears could score again, which came when Cal sophomore Ivan Rackov converted on a 6-5 advantage with less than three minutes left in the half.Throughout the first half, the Trojans had multiple scoring opportunities, but stellar defensive plays from Cal’s goalie, sophomore Wil Topen, held the Trojan offense in check.“For them it was all about taking our two-meter men away from us,” Rappel said.But the team’s familiarity with the Bears helped them plan for Cal’s strategy.“Just like us, they have a plan that they use against us, a lot of it is anticipating what they are going to do and plan for that,” Rappel said. “There are definitely tendencies that we can see with them.”Topen was finally broken again when redshirt junior driver Kyle Sterling netted a shot with 1:19 left in the half to put the Trojans up 4-2.Coming back from the break, both teams stepped up their defense, holding the quarter scoreless until a second goal from Sterling opened a floodgate.From the time Sterling scored, with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter, the teams exchanged goals on four consecutive possessions, including senior two-meter Jordan Thompson’s third goal of the tournament, and left the score at 6-4 heading into the final frame.Sophomore driver Peter Kurzeka’s goal, which proved to be the game-winner, punctuated an otherwise defensive-dominated quarter, as the Trojans were able to hold on for a 7-6 victory.To get a chance at the Bears on Sunday night, the Trojans had to avenge their only loss of the season in the SoCal tourney’s semifinal against No. 2 UCLA.The Bruins (12-4), who had beaten the Trojans by one goal three weeks ago, had the favor returned to them in Irvine by the Trojans. Senior two-meter Shea Buckner’s goal with 1:49 left on the clock gave the Trojans a 9-8 victory.“This time around we just stuck to our game plan more,” Rappel said.On Saturday, the Trojans breezed through the early portions of the SoCal event, dominating No. 17 Bucknell and No. 6 UC Santa Barbara by a combined score of 38-7. Buckner was the star of the early games, netting six goals in the two victories.Friday held an unusual event for the Trojans — a home game — and they took full advantage, beating No. 15 Princeton 14-3 for the team’s 35th straight home victory. Krumpholz, last year’s Peter J. Cutino Award winner, shone brightly in McDonald’s Swim Stadium, scoring five of the Trojans’ goals, including four of the Trojans’ seven goals in the second quarter.The Trojans finished up their daylong home stand with a 9-6 exhibition victory over Golden West College, which is widely considered among the best community college water polo teams in the nation.Six games in three days is not an easy task, and was a new experience for most of the Trojans, but the exhaustion was worth the trouble.“It’s always hard to play that many games, but winning helps,” Rappel said.
Wisconsin men’s hockey received a much-needed boost this past weekend, which has head coach Mike Eaves optimistic and eying a redemption in the Badgers’ regular season finale this weekend against Minnesota.Coming off their first Big Ten win since Dec. 12, a 4-3 victory over No. 14 Penn State Saturday, the Badgers will face the Gophers for the first time since losing 9-2 at home to their border foe back in January.Many games during that winless span saw Wisconsin fall by close margins — most recently a 6-5 loss at Ohio State Feb. 27. This weekend’s win was the first time the Badgers grinded out a tough win over a conference opponent. Wisconsin’s only other conference win was a 3-0 victory over Michigan State.Men’s hockey: Badgers end final home series with impressive winWisconsin secured a big upset this weekend over No. 14 Penn State in their last home game of the series. Read…With the team’s confidence up, using the momentum from that big win has become a priority for Eaves.“I went down to the weight room this morning and the guys are there, and I said, ‘fellas, looking for a theme this week, what do you think?’” Eaves said. “And Matty Jurusik was in that group, and I said, ‘Matty, what was the score of that game?’ It was 9-2, 30 shots. Everything they shot went in. The guys came up with it, they said, ‘we’ve got to redeem ourselves. We’ve got that opportunity here.’”The win saw junior Jedd Soleway score only his second point in 18 games. Eaves admitted that Wisconsin’s coaching staff and Soleway himself believed the forward was in a rut.But as fate would have it, the team’s and Soleway’s fates coincided, and the game in which he scored for the first time since November was the team’s first conference win in about the same period of time.On an individual level, Soleway’s season is representative of the team’s season at large. Maybe Wisconsin has finally found itself out of this rut.Regardless, Eaves is determined to make redemption the team’s sole goal this weekend.“[Redemption] is kind of the focus of the weekend in getting prepared for going back in there,” Eaves said. “When you are around sports long enough, it was unfortunate timing. We have our biggest crowd of the year and our biggest rival, and the roof crashes in on us [in reference to the 9-2 loss vs. Minnesota in January] because of the score. And that’s stuff you hate to happen. But it did, and now we have a chance to get back in the saddle again.”With just this last regular season series before the Big Ten Tournament, Eaves hopes his young team can add one last chapter to its development this season.
Los Angeles finished the third quarter on an 18-0 and extended that to 23-0 and a 104-76 lead at the outset of the fourth, the final three points of the barrage coming on a 28-foot bomb by Rivers.Rivers scored those 15 third-quarter points on an array of strong drives to the basket, with a 10-footer and 24-foot 3-pointer thrown in for good measure. Rivers shot 10 of 13 from the field.“Attack,” said Doc Rivers, when asked what was going through his mind then. “I’ve been around him enough to know that much. He’s always been streaky like that.”J.J. Redick was spectacular, too, scoring a game-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Blake Griffin had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Jamal Crawford and Paul each scored 12, with Paul doling out seven assists on 23-plus restricted minutes.DeAndre Jordan scored just six points, but pulled down 15 rebounds. When Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Friday announced before Game 3 of his team’s Western Conference semifinals series against the Houston Rockets that Chris Paul would play, all eyes figured to be on Paul.By the time the third quarter ended, they were on Austin Rivers, son of Doc. The younger Rivers scored 15 of his 25 points in the final 4 minutes and 7 seconds of the quarter, helping the Clippers extend a mere six-point lead to 23 by quarter’s end on their way to a rousing 124-99 victory before 19,367 delirious fans at Staples Center.The Clippers took a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 slated for Sunday at Staples Center. • Photos: Clippers ride 35-point third quarter to victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Paul just smiled when asked about Austin Rivers.“Austin was unbelievable,” Paul said. “I was probably his biggest cheerleader there in the third quarter, because you just love to see that.”Paul noted how hard Rivers was on himself after the Game 2 loss at Houston on Wednesday, when he had a turnover with 37 seconds left in the six-point setback. Rivers said Griffin reminded him that he had a similar blunder in the Game 2 loss against the Spurs in the first round.“Just never be too high, or too low,” Austin Rivers said, of what he is learning.Still, he admitted how terrific it was to come back and play like he did Friday.“Oh, it was fun, man,” he said. “I had so much fun out there. It started with our defense. We kept getting stops, so we were just getting the rebound and going.”By the time the third quarter was over, the crowd was chanting, “Austin Rivers, Austin Rivers.”“Played very well,” Houston coach Kevin McHale said of Rivers. “I mean, hey, he got it going.”Dwight Howard was not happy that he did.“You can’t allow guys like Austin Rivers to score 25 points,” he said. “That’s too many for him. That’s what swings games (for the Clippers). Those guys come off the bench and have big games like that and then you have to worry about those guys.”The Clippers shot 55.4 percent from the field, 44.8 (13 of 29) from 3-point range. Houston shot just 39.8 percent overall, 33.3 (11 of 33) from beyond the arc.James Harden led the Rockets with 25 points. But whereas he shot 15 free throws — making them all — in Game 2, he was 5 of 5 Friday.“I think I could have been a little bit more aggressive,” Harden said. “Just too passive.”Howard had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Jason Terry scored 13. Terry was ejected with eight minutes to play when he pushed an unsuspecting Griffin in the back with the Clippers leading 109-80. The Clippers led by as many as 32.As for Paul, he played for the first time since hitting the game-winning shot in Game 7 against the Spurs on May 2. He sustained a strained left hamstring in that game and missed the first two games of this series.“I got through, I got through,” Paul said. “This is the point of the season where nobody is 100 percent. If I could give anything to get out there and help the team, then I wanted to do it, cool.”Paul was short when asked if his hamstring became tight during the game.“I got through it,” he said, repeating his previous answer.
How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The Dodgers’ 2019 spring training schedule will begin with a game against the Chicago White Sox on Feb. 23 and include 29 Cactus League games.Next year will be the Dodgers’ 11th spring at their Camelback Ranch complex in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona portion of their spring schedule will conclude March 23 against the White Sox. The three-game Freeway Series will follow with one game at Dodger Stadium on March 24 and two at Angel Stadium March 25 and 26.Here is the full 2019 spring schedule:Saturday, Feb. 23 — vs. White Sox at GlendaleSunday, Feb. 24 — vs. Angels at GlendaleMonday, Feb. 25 — vs. Cubs at GlendaleTuesday, Feb. 26 — vs. Royals at SurpriseWednesday, Feb. 27 — vs. A’s at MesaThursday, Feb. 28 — vs. Rockies at GlendaleFriday, March 1 — split squad vs. Padres at Glendale (night game)Friday, March 1 — split squad vs. Indians at Goodyear (night game)Saturday, March 2 — vs. Diamondbacks at ScottsdaleSunday, March 3 — vs. Rangers at GlendaleMonday, March 4 — vs. Giants at ScottsdaleWednesday, March 6 — vs. Indians at Glendale (night game)Thursday, March 7 — vs. Angels at TempeFriday, March 8 — vs. Royals at Glendale (night game)Saturday, March 9 — vs. Mariners at GlendaleSunday, March 10 — vs. Rockies at ScottsdaleMonday, March 11 — vs. Giants at GlendaleWednesday, March 13 — vs. White Sox at Glendale (night game)Thursday, March 14 — split squad vs. Reds at GlendaleThursday, March 14 — split squad vs. Padres at PeoriaFriday, March 15 — vs. Reds at Goodyear (night game)Saturday, March 16 — vs. White Sox at GlendaleSunday, March 17 — vs. Brewers at GlendaleMonday, March 18 — vs. Rangers at SurpriseTuesday, March 19 — vs. Indians at Glendale (night game)Wednesday, March 20 — vs. Cubs at Mesa (night game)Thursday, March 21 — vs. Brewers at MaryvaleFriday, March 22 — vs. Diamondbacks at GlendaleSaturday, March 23 — vs. White Sox at GlendaleSunday, March 24 — vs. Angels at Dodger StadiumMonday, March 25 — vs. Angels at Angel StadiumTuesday, March 26 — vs. Angels at Angel StadiumRelated Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
He will play his senior season at Gateway High School in the neighboring suburb of Monroeville, which is where Coleman’s family has recently moved.“He’s obviously a physical specimen,” said Gateway’s head football coach Terry Smith. “He’s very athletic and can move. (Coming to Gateway), he will benefit from much better resources to provide him a much better opportunity in the future.”Coleman was among the league leaders in tackles with 104 tackles—95 unassisted. He expects to see time on both sides of the ball, as he did at Peabody, at linebacker and running back.“Coach Smith is the man,” Coleman said. “I love the coaching staff here. It feels like more of a college football type of atmosphere here at Gateway. I practiced with the first-team this morning and I’m learning the new system. It’s a lovely feeling.”Coleman’s situation is just one of many. There are several things to be resolved with PPS facing athletic reform. There is still a lingering uncertainty of where kids in certain neighborhoods will play sports, namely football, this fall.Last October, the Courier reported on the uncertain futures of several athletic programs in the district. One, in particular, was Schenley. They, along with Peabody, will close in just weeks.“I’m totally upset that it has come down to this,” said Mark Brentley, District 8 school board member. “Using the Hill District as an example, (former superintendent Mark Roosevelt has) reconfigured the schooling structure there three times in four years. This decision has done nothing but hurt the students and it’s community.”In that 2010 report, it was mentioned that three schools—University Prep, Sci-Tech 6-12, and Obama Academy—were looking to merge as one for football, starting in the 2011-12 season. According to an unnamed source, that plan is still intact.In that plan, University Prep will be the new “U.S.O.” football team’s practice site, which is located in the Hill District. Sci-Tech is in nearby Oakland. But Obama will be housed in the old Reizenstein building in the city’s East End.“It’s taken work to transport the kids for the past three years,” Schenley’s principal Sophia Facaros said. “The transportation issue has been taken into consideration but we have to participate in the co-op that was established in 2009 by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association with the three schools that participate in sports with us.”UPrep is currently housed in the former Milliones Middle School and Sci-Tech is in the old Frick Intermediate. They both have non-regulation sized basketball courts and that will cause them to have to travel cross-town for that competition as well.“‘I’d like to perhaps see UPrep and Sci-Tech have athletic traditions of their own,” Schenley’s athletic director Ken Saybel said. “They missed out the most because of the distance and the lack of identity that they currently have. But it may happen, depending how much support and participation they get.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at email@example.com.) by Malik VincentJaylen Coleman, a first-team selection to the 2010 New Pittsburgh All-City football team and one of its best, will not play his senior season in the Pittsburgh Public School District. His former school, Peabody will close upon the conclusion of underclassman finals.
“Mariano has taken nice care of his physique and may be very worthwhile for this ultimate leg of the League” Nor does it appear that Zidane has a lot feeling…Properly I don’t get it. Perhaps it’s as a result of it’s not flashy. However I’m satisfied that in Madrid he can rating many objectives. And we want a scorer, be it Mariano or be one other. If you have already got one at house, the higher. Within the case of Mariano, I want to see him in a group like Athletic, the place aspect facilities rain down on him. He was going to swell to attain objectives.How may I’ve minutes when the competitors returns?I’m certain that he has labored so much on his physique and won’t return very removed from his regular type. He’s used to taking part in as a shooter, I’m certain he will likely be one of many quickest to adapt to this new scenario.By the way in which. Is it true that you just beneficial Espanyol signal Haaland whereas he was nonetheless in Salzburg?Sure. I noticed him when he performed in opposition to Madrid in preseason. After the sport an individual very near Espanyol’s administration referred to as me to inform me that they have been promoting Borja Iglesias. I instructed them that I had seen the substitute, to signal the blonde … In fact, nobody may think about this development he is having. He’ll find yourself signing for a giant one, I’m satisfied of it. EI Real Madrid It has at all times had an intensive community of scouts in Catalonia and the ‘chief’, for twenty years, was Manolo Romero. A medical eye to fish in an space dominated by Barcelona and Espanyol that led Valdebebas, amongst others, to Kiko Casilla, Aleix Vidal and Mariano. And he nearly did it with Busquets and Sergi Roberto. With Jovic’s damage throughout this break, Mariano has a brand new function within the ultimate stretch. Romero, who continues to take care of an in depth relationship with the Real Madrid striker, attends AS to speak about this chance that opens for the striker … If Mariano arrived at Real Madrid, it was because of the stubbornness of ‘Romero’ …Sure, we went to signal Sergio Cortés at Badalona, he was the one we wished. However I additionally insisted for Mariano as a result of we didn’t have a striker of that profile, what we name within the slang, a toothache for the centrals …How did Espanyol let a battering ram like Mariano make greater than 40 objectives in Alevines?They dismissed him due to the physique. He was small then, he hadn’t grown that a lot. And look at him now …How was that change?His father has a gymnasium and the boy took nice care of his physique. Now it’s a panzer. And it has many extra issues. Keep in mind the nice objective he made for Chelsea in a preseason in the USA. In Castilla, he was scoring objectives … Then he has a hammer in his head, what a header! The very best at it with Ramos and Casemiro. I discover it very worthwhile.The break for the Covid-19 got here simply after that objective to Barcelona when he had not been within the discipline for a minute …He has been unfortunate, as a result of it got here in development. No one is completely satisfied about Jovic’s damage, however typically soccer provides you alternatives like this and in these 11 video games if the League returns he can reveal many issues. You may proceed combating your dream to proceed in Madrid. No matter you say about him, his concept is similar, is to reach Madrid.Does Mariano assume that if he leaves, he won’t ever have the ability to return once more? Manolo Romero, the scout who found Mariano It is rather troublesome for a footballer to return to Madrid twice. He at all times tells me that probably the most troublesome factor he has already accomplished, which is to get out, reveal and are available again. However it’s missing, I feel, continuity.Is Mariano an amazing stranger to the fan?Might be. He’s a really well mannered and respectful child. When he returned from Lyon he knew what his function was. It’s troublesome for him to do any mischief like others can as a result of Mariano needs to reach Madrid.Does luck intervene?I’m simply saying take into consideration how troublesome the whole lot is for Mariano. Barça’s day scores a objective … once they had actually taken the sphere to waste time. In opposition to Betis he leaves and evidently Madrid can degree the sport … and in a gaggle error he loses. That day I spoke to him and he stated it was a disgrace. It has no continuity and now the break didn’t assist …
View comments SPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’When she bagged silver in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, she immediately resigned from the national team over her camp’s alleged disagreement with sponsorship deals.But after a lengthy exchanges all over the media, she was reinstated later on to compete—and finish 124th—in the Rio Olympics in 2016. During the selection for this SEA Games, she was required by Patafa to be under one of its sanctioned coaches, which also didn’t sit well with Tabal, who was training abroad under her own set of mentors.Patafa again took her in to compete in the Games and hopefully give a golden start to the athletics team which garnered five golds, seven silvers and nine bronzes.Competing alongside Tabal is teammate Jeson Oyco Agravante.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Short-handed Bolts rally to thwart Fuel Masters Tabal has been the country’s golden girl in marathon, winning racess in international and local events, but her name has also been so often attached to controversyThe 28-year-old Tabal, of Guba, Cebu City, has been at odds with national governing body of her sport, the Philippine Track and Field Association, for the good part of the last two years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Mary Joy Tabal. FILE PhotoKUALA LUMPUR—As marathon ushers in the medal-rich track and field competitions on Saturday, focus will be on how Mary Joy Tabal would fare against the best in the field.And as she seeks to give the country its first gold, inevitably, the spotlight will also shine on the controversies that have hounded her career.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)