Usain Bolt reveals biggest regret

first_imgA new Usain Bolt biopic — I Am Bolt — aims to inspire future generations, but it also gave the Olympic great a lesson too.The 30-year-old, who showed a natural talent for sprinting growing up in Jamaica, has won nine Olympic gold medals but could his haul have been even greater?”When I started out I wasn’t that serious,” he told CNN in London, where he will end his sprinting career at the 2017 world championships.”I was more relaxed and chilled and just living my life. I would say [to my younger self] ‘get serious’ so my career could start earlier,” added Bolt as he talked about the film, which released worldwide Monday.Bolt competed at his first Olympics in Athens 2004 but left the Greek capital without a medal. By the time he got to Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium in 2008, the stage was his as he blitzed to a trio of sprint crowns.He signed off with another golden Games in Rio eight years later, again winning the 100-meter, 200m and 4x100m titles, and remains peerless as the world record holder over 100m and 200m. Asked by CNN what he would choose as his super power he simply says: “I’d keep the speed.”Bolt may be aware his powers are waning so, when the effervescent superstar hangs up his spikes, what will he do next?”I’m focused more on my charity work,” Bolt tells CNN. “I’m working on a clinic in Jamaica, mostly towards injured athletes.”Bolt already gifts a chunk of his earnings through his Jamaica-based foundation which aims to help kids.The Jamaican will also add some fizz to a champagne company after being named as Maison Mumm’s ‘Chief Entertainment Officer.’ It seems that “Lightning Bolt” hasn’t quite done with the theater of track of field, however.”I want to stay in track and field,” he adds. “I want to focus on developing the sport.”Who would bet against Bolt breaking new ground for athletics off the track too?last_img read more

Westbrook, Thunder roll to 133-96 win over skidding Lakers

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina TIP-INSThunder: Despite the additions of George and Anthony this season, Westbrook leads the team in points, rebounds and assists. Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said Westbrook is no longer the young player who came up with Kevin Durant trying to establish himself. “He is always trying to do what’s best for the team. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well early (this season),” Donovan said. “He puts a tremendous about of responsibility and ownership on himself as a point guard — that it’s his job to get those guys involved. He was trying to get those guys involved.”Lakers: Julius Randle, thought somewhat undersized as a 6-foot-9 power forward, started his fourth consecutive game at center despite the return of Brooks Lopez (ankle). Randle had been getting irregular playing time but in his first three starts averaged 20.7 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field. “Julius has been great all year. He probably deserves more playing time,” coach Luke Walton said. “He’s obviously been frustrated with me at times, but he’s done a really nice job of when he gets called on does a great job. He produces when he’s out there.” … Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball (shoulder) missed his sixth consecutive game. He is expected to return to practice Thursday.UP NEXTThunder: Play at Staples Center again Thursday when they face the Los Angeles Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Curry’s 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lakers: Play the middle game of their three-game homestand Friday against Charlotte.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The Lakers were led by rookie Kyle Kuzma’s 18 points. The Lakers shot just 41.3 percent from the field on the night, while the Thunder shot 60.2 percent.Ferguson skipped college to play professionally for one year in Australia. He connected on nine of 12 shots, and the 24 points easily surpassed his previous career high of seven.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 folkThe Lakers jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but were caught at 26-all by the end of the period.The Thunder took control in the second quarter, outscoring the Lakers 37-18 as George had 13 points in the period. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook goes up for a shot in front of Los Angeles Lakers’ Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a successful return home and rookie Terrance Ferguson scored 24 in his first career start as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Lakers 133-96 on Wednesday night, handing Los Angeles its eighth consecutive defeat.Paul George also scored 24 points and Carmelo Anthony added 21 for the Thunder to complement Westbrook, who was born in Long Beach and went to college at UCLA.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more