Month: January 2020

JRU, Wangs post shockers

first_imgPBA IMAGESJose Rizal University couldn’t have picked a better team to beat to end its slide.Ranged against the only unbeaten squad in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, the Heavy Bombers refused to crack under pressure as they stunned the Racal Tile Masters, 77-75, Monday to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth at JCSGO Gym in Cubao, Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Iloilo netters rule in Capiz Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incidentcenter_img View comments China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Tey Teodoro scored 20 points, including a bank shot with under a minute left that proved to be the marginal basket, as the Bombers hung on to end a three-game skid and even their card at 3-3 for a share of fifth place with Tanduay.The result forced a three-way tie at top spot with the Tile Masters, who fell to 5-1, now sharing the lead with idle Cafe France and Cignal-San Beda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWangs Basketball, powered by former Letran standouts Von Tambeling and Rey Publico, also ended its own skid by pulling off a 98-93 reversal over AMA Online Education in the first game.Tambeling finished with 21 points on a 5-of-8 clip from beyond the arc, while Publico (18 points) and John Tayongtong (16 points) also delivered for the Couriers. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Phelps makes side trip worthwhile for Phoenix

first_img‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu PBA IMAGESEugene Phelps unleashed his full arsenal in what could be his first and last game in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Leaving nothing to chance, Phelps exploded for 53 points as Phoenix’s stand-in import.ADVERTISEMENT He just wrapped up a six-month stint in Taiwan on Sunday when he got a call from Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia asking if he could suit up for the Fuel Masters while they await for their import, whom Vanguardia opted not to name yet.“I already signed [in Puerto Rico] but coach Ariel hit me up right after Taiwan and asked me if I could come in for like a game or two,” said Phelps, who will be in his fourth year playing in Puerto Rico’s first-tier basketball league. “That’s my guy so I told him I got no problem and I’m here. Thank God we got the win.”“I like the country, honestly if it was like somewhere else, I would’ve probably told them no. But I love it here, it’s like my second home. I like the environment, the people, the weather, everything besides the traffic. Everything is perfect, I love my teammates, my coaches, and the fans of course. It was worth it.”Vanguardia said Phelps needs to be in Puerto Rico on April 6. Phoenix plays Star on Wednesday in a game that Vanguardia hopes Phelps could still play in.But as it stands, Phelps availability for the coming games remains uncertain.ADVERTISEMENT Lady Eagles soar to 8th straight win LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot View comments ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards “I think I’m leaving tomorrow (Sunday). I leave for Puerto Rico on the 29th so I need my break. I just came from Taiwan and I was there for like five-six months, we played like two-three games a week,” Phelps said. “I should be back for the third conference if everything goes to plan so we’ll see what happens.”“That’s not yet sure,” Vanguardia said when relayed about Phelps’ plans.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “My teammates and coaches, they were running plays for me and thank God I was making my shots. It’s my only game here so I had to make a good appearance and win for the team,” Phelps told reporters after leading the Fuel Masters to an 118-116 double overtime win over the Blackwater Elite on Saturday.READ: Phoenix nips Blackwater in 2OT as Phelps unleashes 53FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHis previous high in the PBA was 52 points set back in the 2016 Governors’ Cup.Phelps, who went 19-of-32 from the field and collected 21 rebounds and five blocks, already has his services secured by a team in Puerto Rico three months ago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

Ting ready for toughest challenge yet in Folayang

first_imgWildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media However, Ting acknowledges that Folayang might be his biggest challenge yet.“First of all, Eduard is a very respected champion. I would say he’s a prototype of the Filipinos I have faced and he’s obviously adapted his game. He showed that in his fight with Shinya Aoki and his wrestling has gone up many levels. He has improved every single fight and he has something more to fight for, especially in here his hometown, so a lot of respect to the champion,” he said.READ: Folayang to defend ONE title vs Ting in ManilaIron toughens iron, and as Ting prepares for the biggest fight in his MMA career, he’s just eager to show what he can do against a top-caliber talent like Folayang in front of a packed Philippine crowd.“It’s an honor to be here in Manila. I feel like Filipino fans are one of the most passionate that I’ve ever seen. I have been fortunate enough to be here for some of these shows, you guys cheer for everybody, including the ring girls, everyone, so you guys are wild up here,” he said. “But again, I represent something much bigger than nations and flags. I represent everybody that’s in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Ev Ting. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBracing for his first shot at a major world title, Kiwi-Malaysian Ev Ting believes that he more than deserves to finally get his place in the spotlight.“This is my first chance at a world title and I feel like I have done everything in my career. I took no shortcuts, I overcame all my injuries, I overcame all my fights, I did everything my coach asked of me, I did every media obligation asked of me, and I think it’s time I get what I’m owed,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ting is challenging ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang for the title in the main event of ONE: Kings of Destiny on April 21 at Mall of Asia Arena, and he knows that he’s facing an uphill climb in his attempt to dislodge the reigning champion from his throne.READ: Folayang learning from stablemates’ mistakes vs TingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBut it’s not like this is Ting’s first go-round against Filipino fighters.The 27-year-old has carved a reputation as a bane of Filipino mixed martial artists after stopping seven fighters in the past, including Folayang’s Team Lakay stablemates Honorio Banario and Edward Kelly. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Younghusband relieved to get chance to make up for early miss Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards LATEST STORIES Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Football star accidentally kills 3-year-old daughter

first_imgPresidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Tight end Todd Heap (left) of the Baltimore Ravens makes a catch against Juran Bolden of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this September 10, 2006, play at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Heap accidentally killed his three-year-old daughter as he was trying to move a truck into his driveway in Phoenix, Arizona. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Former Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap accidentally struck and killed his three-year-old daughter while moving a truck in his driveway.Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa responded to the accident on Friday afternoon and said the girl was taken to a local hospital where she later died.ADVERTISEMENT “It is a grief that is beyond words and one which no family should ever experience,” the team said in a statement. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There was no sign that Heap was impaired at the time of the accident.Heap, 37, played 10 seasons with the Ravens after being selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played two years for Arizona before an injury forced his retirement during the 2012 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley’s family feels right now,” the Ravens said in a statement on Saturday.The Cardinals also offered condolences. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIEScenter_img Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out NBA: Cavaliers escape with win over Pacers in playoff opener Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions View commentslast_img read more

Rebisco-PSL volley squad draws ‘Group of Death’

first_imgEx-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LOOK: Conor McGregor shares photos of newborn son Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRcenter_img Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte MOST READ View comments Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar LATEST STORIES The country is bunched with Japan, China and Vietnam in Group B of the meet slated May 25 to 31.Also in the team are league stalwarts Kim Fajardo, Jaja Santiago, Mika Reyes, Denden Lazaro, Bia General, Aby Marano, Maika Ortiz, Gen Casugod, Ces Molina, Aiza Pontillas, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rhea Dimaculangan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDaquis and the rest of the squad appeared as guests in Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Golden Phoenix Hotel along with PSL officials led by Ramon “Tats” Suzara and Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas top officials Joey Romasanta and Pete Cayco.“We expect the players to play in the highest level and improve on previous finishes,” said head coach Francis Vicente. Bunched in the “Group of Death,” Rebisco-PSL Manila vowed to dial in its ‘die-hard” attitude in the coming Asian Women’s Club Championships in UST-Kamenegorsk, Kazakhstan.Team captain Rachel Anne Daquis said improving on the all-time best seventh place in the tournament won’t be easy, but “we all know that we play with a big heart, and everything is possible.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Playing for his father

first_img “At that time, I was a youth player for Boys’ Town, waiting to break into the senior team. I was watching one of the senior team’s matches one day, and while sitting in the stands, my father came in. When he came in, I just started watching him and couldn’t take my eyes off him. “It was a strange feeling. I just didn’t know what was happening and couldn’t explain the feeling, but I stopped watching the game and started watching him,” Nicholson said of his father, who was shot dead at that football match. It was the start of a very difficult period for Nicholson as his father was a constant source of inspiration. “My father always spoke to me about the game and asked me if I really wanted it and told me the stuff that I had to do to make it as a successful player. “When I used to give trouble, he would say to me that I cannot want to be footballer and have people saying bad things about me. He also watched a lot of interviews with players talking about what they had to do to make it, and told me I should follow in their footsteps,” the former Trench Town player said. While he harboured destructive thoughts, including ones of revenge, the women in his life did their best to get him back on track. “My family counselled me and I went away to my stepmother’s house. My stepmother sent for me, my brother and sister to get us out of Rema, and it helped me to cool off. “Also my aunts, Kadeen Gayle and Nickesha Gayle, as well as my mother, Racquel Gayle, told me to keep working hard at my game and make my father proud,” Nicholson, the last child for his father said. Over time, the message preached to him by his mother and aunts found fertile soil in Nicholson’s head. He decided to buy into it. “I thought that what they were saying to me was the right idea and that is why I keep playing now. My dream is to play professionally overseas, and I want to do it for him. He was always there when I was little. He was always at my games. “I heard that he was a good player in his youth, but he went abroad, and when he did, he gave up on that. I really want to make it for him,” said the player who was the Red Stripe Premier League’s best young player two years running and who was beaten by Jermaine Johnson of Tivoli Gardens to the leading goalscorer title last season. STRANGE FEELING Like most young men, Shamar Nicholson’s father meant the world to him, and every day, especially Father’s Day, is like a tribute to him. The 20-year-old, a new member of the national team, lost his father at a football game close to four years ago. “My father played a big role in my life. If he was here now, I am confident that I would have reached much further. He would have given me more motivation. “He loved football and he died at a football game,” Nicholson said of his late father, Wayne.last_img read more

Pacman ready for Horn showdown

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (AP): Manny Pacquiao attended a church service in Brisbane yesterday, just hours after arriving in Australia for his July 2 world title fight defence against Australian Jeff Horn. The reigning WBO welterweight titleholder left his hometown of General Santos City in the Philippines and landed at Brisbane International Airport on Saturday night. He was escorted to his chartered A330 plane — emblazoned with “PacMan” on the back of the fuselage – by military personnel in the Philippines. The 38-year-old Pacquiao was accompanied by trainer Freddie Roach, conditioning coach Justin Fortune, sparring partner George Kambosos Jr, and other members of his entourage which his spokesman said totalled about 160. “Training is good, we did a lot of hard work, I am very excited for the fans to give a good show to show my best and in boxing ring,” he told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio. “Some reports coming out of the Philippines that I haven’t been training hard are not true . It just happens that when some of our friends came around to our training camp, we weren’t doing much and people assumed I wasn’t training hard.” Roach, who has trained such world champions as Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko, said Pacquiao intends to keep his world title. “He has the best work ethic in the world. He trains hard every day and we do 48 boxing rounds every day non-stop just work, work, work,” Roach said. “We are here to win the fight, we don’t take anyone lightly.” Pacquiao said outside the church yesterday that “this (religion) is my main priority, more than anything… Sunday is a worship day.” He said he planned to hold a light sparring session today. Pacquiao, who now is a Philippines senator, has a career record of 59-6-2 with 38 knockouts. The fight against Horn will be Pacquiao’s first defence of the title he won last November with a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas. The 29-year-old Horn, 16-0-1, 11 by knockout, is a 2012 Olympian. The fight is expected to attract a sell out crowd of about 50,000 at the outdoor Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. It is scheduled for early afternoon next Sunday, which will be Saturday evening in Jamaica.last_img read more

MacEnulty: Chess is for late bloomers too

first_img “Children learn very slowly. Adults learn very quickly because we have so much more in our background that we can tie information to,” he said. “When you’re older, you have more places to put information. “When I have an adult student, I can cover, in one lesson, what might take me four weeks with a small child. The problem that adults have is that we all have jobs. The child’s job is to learn. Our job is our jobs. Fitting chess in is pretty difficult. “A friend of mine once said, ‘If you got a bunch of 10-year-olds and a bunch of 35-year-olds who didn’t know how to play chess and you taught them how to play for two years and then had a match, who’d win? My feeling is the 35-year-olds would slaughter them if we put into the equation that they have equal amounts of time to learn.” MacEnulty made reference to one of his students and how quickly she began to understand the game. “(Grandmaster) Maurice (Ashley) didn’t start playing (competitively) until high school. That’s pretty good. I’ve taught many adults. One young woman was in her mid-20s. She wanted to take chess lessons because her boyfriend was always beating her. She didn’t tell her boyfriend she was getting lessons. So after about five lessons, she said, ‘You know, I almost beat him last night.’ After six lessons, she said, ‘I won!’ “I’ve been showing her the scientific principles behind decision making. She’s really understanding what’s involved in this little microcosm of the world. After eight lessons, she said, ‘You know, he really isn’t very good.’ And that was the last lesson we had,” he said with a big laugh. Information World-renown chess coach David MacEnulty has said that adults should not be discouraged from getting into the sport as they already have the mental conditioning needed to excel. Although, he said, this was so if the right training was given in the right amount of time. The United States Chess Federation Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is currently in the island as one of the specially invited guests for the first ever Jamaica International Chess Festival, which continues this evening at The Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel. He has been invited to give seminars on how chess helps children emotionally and academically, how it prepares them for 21st-century job skills, and how to prepare children psychologically to play in tournaments. Getting children to develop a love for chess has been the focus of the festival because it requires many years of training for persons to develop as masters, with many starting from early childhood. However, MacEnulty, who himself is said to have got into the game at a late age, said that adults have already been conditioned by their experience with their environment to have the attention span needed for the game. But the American said that he has been very impressed by the skills exhibited by children he has seen so far on his visit to the island. “I saw some kids show up at a chess table, and they started to play, and I thought, ‘OK, let me watch.’ They played about the first 10 or so moves of the Sicilian Dragon (a tactic opening considered highly successful in chess) flawlessly. That blew me away. There are lots of tricks and traps to it, and when you face the dragon, you’d better be prepared, and if you play the dragon, you’d better be prepared. People have analysed this thing endlessly. It’s not something you enter into lightly. That they did it and played flawlessly for 10 moves, I was very impressed.” MacEnulty’s story of how he coached students of the Bronx Community Elementary School to win the New York City and State Chess Championships was made into a movie called Knights of the South Bronx in 2005. Highly successfullast_img read more

Spanish FA withholds approval of match in US

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):The Spanish league’s plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt yesterday after the national football federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.The person told The Associated Press that the federation sent a letter to league officials withholding its authorisation of playing of a competitive match between Barcelona and Girona on January 26 in suburban Miami unless certain conditions are met. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person is not authorised to speak publicly on the matter.According to the person, the federation told the league it has failed to show that the overseas match would comply with Spanish and international regulations and TV broadcast contracts, and that it would not harm the other 18 league clubs and the fans of Girona and Barcelona.The federation requested more documentation from the league on the proposal, but the person with knowledge of the situation told the AP that it believed the “holes” in the league’s proposal are “insurmountable.”Shortly after receiving the letter, Spanish league president Javier Tebas said he still hopes to hold the match in Miami.”The game is still on,” Tebas said. “We believe we are right, and we will try to show that to the relevant authorities. We are going to respond to everything they say and we will keep working.”Tebas said that the match was critical to increasing the league’s global reach and rivalling the richer Premier League in England.”This match is very important in our strategic plan in the United States,” Tebas said. “I can assure you that we are not going to just accept that they tell us no.”Tebas did not explain what possible options the league could have of circumventing the federation’s refusal, other than convincing federation president Luis Rubiales to change his mind.last_img read more

Under-22 Reggae Boyz to face Japan in December

first_imgA Jamaican National Under 22 Men’s unit will play a Japan Under 22 Men’s team in a friendly match on December 28 2019 for the Kirin Challenge Cup 2019. The game will be played at the Transcosmos Stadium, Nagasaki, Japan. The Jamaica squad for the game will be chosen and coached by National Senior Men’s team Head Coach, Theodore Whitmore, who will be assisted by Merron Gordon. The game is for players born or or after January 1, 1997 with the option for a few over- age players, if required. The game will allow the national technical staff to look at potential players for the 2022 Senior world cup campaign and assess their play under new and no doubt challenging conditions. In speaking recently about the different phases of preparation in the current four year world cup cycle, Coach Whitmore had stated that the period to November 2019 was the period of talent identification and team technical identity. He had noted, however, that the talent was evolutionary and ” there will always be opportunities for emerging talent” “We will need to use competitions available to test, grow and develop the players,” said Whitmore. This Kirin Challenge  Cup allows for this objective to be pursued.last_img read more