Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there

first_imgWard released a statement on his website titled “Mission Accomplished ” thanking those who helped him throughout his career and explaining his reasons for his retirement.“I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” he wrote. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWard is currently rated the best “pound for pound” boxer by Ring Magazine. But in an interview with ESPN’s First Take, he said he no longer wants to do the work leading to his bouts.“People see what I do fight night, they see under the lights, but they don’t see the toil, they don’t seethe grind, they don’t see just the pain, the physical pain that you go through, not just in the fights, but to prepare and to get ready for those battles,” he said. View comments LATEST STORIES “I don’t think about him at all because I’m looking forward (to reaching) my goals,” he said, adding that his last two fights are “history” and “I forgot it already.”He said he would have been happy to get a third fight, but not if he had to wait and take lesser bouts in the interim. Kovalev does wonder if Ward and his handlers are playing psychological games.“They did before second rematch,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t care at all.”HBO said Ward will work as an analyst on its boxing broadcasts.“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top,” HBO executive vice president Peter Nelson said. “To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I felt the physicality of the sport, not just in the ring stuff, but the training and the preparation, start to take its toll on me for the last two or three years and I bit down and continued to push through and at this point, it’s time and I know it’s time.”Ward declined other interview requests through his publicist, saying he wanted to celebrate his retirement with family and friends.Ward has won all 32 of his fights, with 16 knockouts. He won the Olympic gold medal as a light heavyweight in 2004. Ward won the WBA super middleweight title in 2009 when he defeated Mikkel Kessler and unified that title in 2011 when he beat Carl Froch in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.Ward then battled shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring and later went 19 months without a fight because of a protracted legal dispute with his former promoter, the late Dan Goosen.Ward got back in the ring in June 2015. He won the light heavyweight title in a disputed, unanimousdecision against Sergey Kovalev in November 2016, taking all three belts in the process. Ward then beat Kovalev more decidedly in a rematch in June that was stopped in the eighth round.Kovalev said Ward’s retirement will be good for boxing because it will allow “good and strong” fighters to compete for the vacated titles. He also said through his Main Events promoter that he doesn’t concern himself with the possibility that Ward’s retirement won’t stick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight, according to a statement on his website Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Ward decided to end his career on top.Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, leaving the sport at age 33 with an undefeated record and the light heavyweight championship.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

Amer time

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Fields drove the Dyip to a 104-96 victory over the erstwhile unbeaten Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters in the earlier game.“That 31-point loss was embarrassing. Everybody in the locker room was so embarrassed, so we have to rectify it with a W,” said Fields after another monster game of 34 points on 13 of 17 shooting, 11 rebounds and five assists.Unlike in that humbling Alaska blowout, Fields got complementary scoring from the local crew this time as guards Rashawn McCarthy and Jeremy King found their range.McCarthy hit six triples for 23 points while King, who drew defenders that left Fields with more room to operate, had 13 points in a contest that the Dyip controlled most of the way.They doubled on Reggie Johnson down low in the closing minutes, frustrating the bulky 6-foot-9 big man en route to the first defeat of the Elasto Painters in four games this conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Amer finished with 28 points—including 13 in the last six minutes of the game—and Newsome added 23 as the duo ruined Standhardinger’s debut with their game-long brilliance.“They’re already the best team in the league and we’re glad we caught them in their first game while they’re struggling with their rotation,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFive Beermen punched in double figures, led by Troy Gillenwater’s 19 points, but Standhardinger, the No. 1 pick in this season’s rookie draft, managed just four points as he struggled to find his spot in the Beermen’s system.Meanwhile, coach Ricky Dandan’s high regard for John Fields despite the humiliating loss by Columbian Dyip last time out must have been amplified by now. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.netThe night was supposed to be all about Christian Standhardinger’s debut with the San Miguel Beermen. Baser Amer made it all about him.The gutsy guard hit the big shots of the game and teamed up with Chris Newsome to give the Beermen’s backcourt the fits as Meralco pulled off a 93-85 stunner Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Comebacking Leon roars to 2nd spot “Beating an undefeated team feels great. As an import, my job is to set the tone and I told my teammates that I’m serious about winning,” said Fields.Johnson still came up with 30 points and 17 rebounds before the Columbian defensive blanket threw him out of rhythm.Raymond Almazan was effective in the paint, finishing with 16 points and 14 rebounds, eight of them offensive boards, but the aggressiveness of the Dyip practically negated Rain or Shine’s size advantage.Hailed by Dandan as a perfect fit for the Dyip, Fields said their team chemistry is still a work in progress.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Compton hopes resolute Aces become inspiration to ‘the little guys’

first_imgColumn: This version of Woods seems like a nostalgia act Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska also lost one of its stars in Calvin Abueva in the middle of the conference. Abueva was suspended indefinitely by the Aces after he failed to report to the team for more than a week.Then, Jeron Teng, Alaska’s promising rookie, got involved in a stabbing incident along with his former college teammates and was out for a month.Still, the Aces managed to finish in the top two at the end of the elimination round.Alaska dealt with more woes in the playoffs after its import Diamon Simpson hurt his ankle in Game 2 of the semifinals against San Miguel.Simpson played through an ankle injury and got a busted lip in the fourth quarter of Game 4, but that didn’t stop him from putting up 24 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks to lead Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know if there’s much more I could ask from the guys. I thought we played incredibly hard again. We overcame a lot,” Compton said.“I think a lot of people expected our guys to quit already in Game 3, but we didn’t,” he added. “I’ll go to war with my guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Compton offered no excuses despite the fact that the calls didn’t go their way and that it would’ve helped their case had import Diamon Simpson was healthy.“All the adversities we’ve went through just one of the craziest, actually the single craziest conference I’ve ever had as a head coach here,” Compton said. “Of all the things that happened they didn’t make excuses, they kept fighting.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ “I wanna commend Diamon Simpson he was playing on a leg and a half for a few games. I challenged my guys after, after our terrible year last year, we came back and we did a good job.Apart from Simpson, the locals also came up big for the Aces.Big man Vic Manuel set the tone for Alaska in the first half with 13 points while guard Simon Enciso kept the Aces in thick of things in the fourth quarter where the Beermen threatened to pull away.Enciso had 19 points and seven assists while Manuel scored 20 points but was practically shut down in the second half.“I’m extremely disappointed for my guys with the incredible effort that they showed.”Compton hopes the Aces will serve as inspiration to the “little guy” with the way they stood tall and still had a good amount of success despite the circumstances.“The little guy has to fight hard to stand up. The guy who gets beat up but still gets back on his feet and keeps fighting. I wanna see those people be inspired by the little guy having a fair chance,” he said.“I think our greatest responsibility as Alaska, as an independent, is to play as hard as we can and try to inspire the little guy. Those people who feel like all hope is lost, we’re still going to stand up and fight,” Compton said. “That’s the greatest responsibility and challenge that we have.” Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 awardcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska scrapped and clawed from the opening tip up to the final buzzer the way a desperate team fighting for survival would.There was nothing more head coach Alex Compton could ask for the Aces, who did everything they could in a 104-99 loss to the San Miguel Beermen, who advanced to the finals yet again.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

Not your typical role model

first_imgLATEST STORIES “When I’d run low on tempura to sell, I’d tell her to run to the grocery to buy flour and cooking oil,” her mother, Julie, said in Cebuano in an interview with Cebu Daily News. “After a while, I’d wonder what was taking her so long to come back. I would already run out of tempura to sell.”Turns out, Didal would be at a nearby skate park, renting skateboards with whatever loose change was in her pocket and practicing her moves.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’Margielyn was 12 years old at that time.She is now 19. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Margielyn thus became the fourth gold medalist for the Philippines in this 45-nation Olympics of the region, and with it comes a P6-million windfall from the government and the private sector, which she will use to give her family a better life and acquire passports for her parents so that they can join her the next time she competes abroad.“I just want to show everyone that skateboarding is a serious sport, and that it can be fun as well,” said Didal in Filipino after totaling 30.4 points to dominate the field, with Japan’s Isa Kaya placing a distant second with 25 and 12-year-old Indonesian Nyimas Bunga tallying 19.8 for the bronze medal.Girl power is what has saved this Philippine campaign here, with weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz performing to expectations for the 53-kilogram snatch and clean and jerk events gold and the young troika of golfers led by Yuka Saso sweeping the individual and team championships last Sunday.That fourth gold not only extended the country’s improvement of its past performance in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014, but it also matched the haul during the 2006 edition in Doha Qatar where the bulk of the contribution came from two boxers, wushu and billiards.“My joy is overflowing, especially for my fellow skateboarders,” said Didal, a veteran of the prestigious Street League Championship held in London last May, where she was the first Southeast Asian competitor invited to the prestigious tournament.Didal used to be a literal street kid, hooked to skateboarding because her mom sells “kwek-kwek” and tempura near the Concave Skate Park in Lahug.While Julie said she’ll never give up selling street food because “it’s the business that helped me send my kids to school,” Margielyn will give most—if not all—of her winnings to her parents to improve their stall and maybe even “start a small business.”Didal performed with dogged determination and led from start to finish, opening up with a “board slide” trick on the rails to garner 6.7 points before performing an “Ollie” for 14.4 points. Isa tallied 13.3 before the tricks side of the event came about.Skaters are given five tries in the tricks, with the top two scores to count, and Didal totally annihilated the opposition in her third and fourth attempts with scores of 7.1 and 8.9 highlighted by backside 50/50 with a 360-degree flip-out that whipped the crowd into a frenzy.“This was the first time that Margielyn tried that stunt and is the highest score garnered by any skateboarder so far in the street event,” said Skateboard Association of the Philippines Inc. president Monty Mendigoria. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 PALEMBANG, INDONESIA— Every Sunday, while her mother cooked and sold fried tempura near a church in Lahug, Cebu City, Margielyn Didal would collect a few pesos of her own by selling newspapers and guiding cars to parking spaces.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Fuller to the rescue Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Margielyn Arda Didal of the Philippines celebrates after winning gold in the women’s skateboard street final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANChased around the streets of Cebu by cops for practising her passion, Didal would often get scolded and spanked by her father, Lito, for skipping school to ride her board.“We didn’t like her to skateboard because it’s dangerous,” said Lito in the live interview aired on CDN’s Facebook page via correspondent Chris Ligan. “I told her to stick to school. But she’d leave for school in uniform and when she’d come back home, she’d be wearing her skateboard outfit. She would sometimes sneak out of our house just to practice.”She may not be your typical role model. But Didal is the country’s latest Asian Games heroine, a gold medal around her neck and P6 million in her pocket.The daughter of a carpenter and a street food vendor reaped the fruits of all her hard work—and teenage stubbornness—by bagging gold in the women’s street skate event Wednesday afternoon at sprawling Jakabaring Sports Complex here by performing tricks with the same reckless abandon that used to drive her mother to her knees.“In the end, we would just pray to God to keep her safe, far from harm. No matter what we, her parents, would say, she’d always follow her passion,” said Julie.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Jackpot! Golden Knights get star Pacioretty from Canadiens

first_img“Best road game I’ve ever played in,” Pacioretty said following a 6-3 defeat. “When you experience it for yourself, that was a treat to play, and I wish we played them more than once a year.“It was unbelievable,” he added. “Everything was top notch. Couldn’t ask for better music, better atmosphere, better fans.”Pacioretty is also familiar with Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant, who was an assistant coach under Montreal’s Michel Therrien in 2012.“He’s a hell of a coach and a hell of a guy,” Pacioretty said in February.Tatar had 20 goals and 14 assists last season with Vegas and Detroit. The 27-year-old was acquired ahead of the trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico’s cartel heartland 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) pauses on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. In a deal announced late Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights have acquired All-Star forward Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)LAS VEGAS — Max Pacioretty is heading from the Original Six to the Sin City.The Vegas Golden Knights acquired the All-Star forward from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Suzuki, the 13th-overall pick in the 2017 draft by the Golden Knights, had just finished playing in his second rookie game in two days at the team’s practice facility less than an hour before the announcement.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vegas announced the deal, which sends the captain of one of hockey’s oldest franchises to a club coming off a run to the Stanley Cup Finals in its inaugural season.Pacioretty was named the Canadiens captain in 2015 and has played all 626 of his NHL games with Montreal. He recently denied reports that he had requested a trade. His name has been mentioned in trade speculation since last season’s trade deadline.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’The 29-year-old Pacioretty is entering the final season of a six-year deal that will pay him $4.5 million.When the Canadiens visited Las Vegas in February, Pacioretty raved about the atmosphere at T-Mobile Arena. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Pacquiao, Angara lead Senate five’s title-retention bid

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Senators Manny Pacquiao, Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara will spearhead the powerhouse Senate Advocates as they defend their crown in the second Makabansa Basketball League (MBL) starting Sept. 29 at Meralco Gym in Pasig.The Advocates, who beat the Philippine Star in a thrilling three-game championship series last season, are headlining the 18-team tournament which features government officials and employees as well as executives of private companies.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lady spikers lose steam vs Aussies LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teams have been divided into three brackets with the top four teams from each group advancing to the knockout round of the league limited to players aged 30-above.Rebo Saguisag serves as MBL commissioner.  —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED 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 ChrissBracket A: Meralco, Smart Dream Team, Justice League, Comelec; Bracket B: DENR, PLDT Digital, PNP, DOJ, OSG, Philippine Sportswriters Association; Bracket C: Senate, NLEX, MMDA, DILG. Office of the President, DOE Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

Belingon banking on support from Filipinos in Singapore in ONE unification bout

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was in that same venue where Belingon saw former ONE World lightweight champion, and Team Lakay teammate, Eduard Folayang hoist the belt as a chorus of cheers rained down from the rafters.READ: Belingon gets ONE title rematch vs Fernandes in SingaporeFEATURED 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 Chriss“I was there when Eduard Folayang pulled off the unexpected against Shinya Aoki to capture the ONE World lightweight title in 2016,” said Belingon (19-5). “Filipino fans were cheering for Eduard from start to finish and the stadium erupted from the chants of countless Filipinos when he was officially crowned as the new ONE World lightweight champion.”Thousands of Filipinos live in Singapore to work and some of those have already formed families in the city-state, and these are the ones Belingon expects to give him support that could be similar to what he can receive if he fights in the Philippines. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Alvarez eyes third lightweight title, says ONE offer ‘too good to turn down’ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon may be going into neutral territory when he faces Bibiano Fernandes in their title unification bout for the ONE World bantamweight championship, but he still expects a booming response befitting of a hometown crowd.Belingon, the interim bantamweight champion, will have his rematch against the Brazilian Fernandes, the ONE World bantamweight champion, at Singapore Indoor Stadium for the ONE: Heart of the Lion card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I expect the same support, and hopefully an even bigger turnout from Filipino fans when I challenge Bibiano,” said Belingon, who is riding a six-fight winning streak.READ: Written off at first, Folayang pens own story with ONE title winBelingon’s last fight was against Martin Nguyen for the interim strap.“Our country is known for its passionate and knowledgeable fans who never fail to show massive support for one of their own,” said Belingon.“I know how big of a following ONE Championship has from Filipino fans. I’m confident that they will flock to the stadium and show support in what would be the biggest and most important bout of my career. A huge Filipino crowd will surely help bring out an inspired performance from me as I attempt to bring the gold-plated belt back to the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Paul Lee in no mood to celebrate despite semis win: Job is not yet done

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Game 4 provided the perfect opportunity for Paul Lee to bounce back from his crucial blunders in Magnolia’s loss two days ago.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Game 3, Lee had a couple of late-game blunders against the Gin Kings, a turnover and a missed three in the final 30 or so seconds, paving way for Ginebra to extend the series to a fourth game.But when Lee stepped up to the line for two crucial freethrows, that 107-103 loss was far from his mind.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 Chriss“Last game was over,” said a stoic Lee in Filipino after he and the Hotshots vindicated themselves from that Game 3 loss with a 112-108 Game 4 win to eliminate Ginebra Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Lee was able to right his past mistakes when his free throws capped off the Hotshots’ 11-2 game-closing run in Game 4 when they came roaring back from 106-101 down with 1:44 left to play. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Of course if I got those two shots our chance of winning would be bigger because both teams were in the penalty so it’ll just come down to a shooting game,” said Lee who finished with 11 points with two of those coming from the stripe.Lee also said that they have to start moving on from their semifinals win and concentrate on the harder job at hand, which is to win the title.“Game 4 is over, we’re also done celebrating because the job’s not finished,” said Lee. “We have to get this title because we don’t want to waste the opportunity, we beat the defending champion, but we’re not the champions just yet so we need to beat whoever we’re going to face in the finals.”Magnolia will face Alaska in the best-of-seven finals.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ NU reclaims lost glory, recaptures UAAP cheerdance crown; FEU 2nd, Adamson 3rd Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

South American soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea’s title bid LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Everybody knows that a lot of people wanted to watch this final,” River captain Leonardo Ponzio said. “But we have to be realistic, our society is not prepared for this type of event. This final is over, but a lot of things still need to be solved. All we can do is make sure that all of this never happens again.”While hundreds of River Plate fans celebrated in Madrid’s iconic Puerta del Sol plaza, riot police had to take action against rowdy fans back in Buenos Aires. Argentine media said some fans were detained and a few police officers sustained minor injuries in the downtown confrontations.It wasn’t even certain that the Madrid final was actually the end of it all, as Boca could still try to appeal CONMEBOL’s decision not to disqualify River for the problems outside its stadium ahead of the second leg.“As far as the sports side is concerned, to me it’s all over. River won,” Schelotto said. “As far as all the legal issues, it would be good for CONMEBOL or South American soccer to take some action. Not about who won the Copa or about sanctions to River or Boca, but to make sure that what happened the other day doesn’t happen again. It’s not normal to throw rocks at a bus of a rival team. Hopefully these things will not happen again.”This year’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent to the Champions League, had been tarnished even before the fan violence marred the first leg of the “final of all finals” in Buenos Aires.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But there were doubts the happy ending at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium would prompt many changes after one of the greatest debacles in South American soccer history.“To be honest, sometimes it seems like we are incapable of learning,” Boca Juniors coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said. “I don’t think we will be able to take much from what happened in this stadium, from how the fans behaved here. Hopefully we will learn a lot, but it seems like we are incapable of learning. It seems that if this final happens again in a few years, we won’t be able to play it again.”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 ChrissRiver Plate won 3-1 in extra time on Sunday in a match that was relocated to Madrid after the first leg was twice suspended because Boca players were injured when River fans attacked their bus with rocks, bottles and pieces of wood. The teams drew 2-2 in the first leg at Boca’s La Bombonera Stadium nearly a month ago.Nearly 70,000 River fans waited for hours inside the team’s stadium two weeks ago before South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL suspended the match and later decided to play it outside Argentina because of safety concerns. River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo ignored a ban from carrying out his duties in the semifinals against Brazilian club Gremio, and both River and Boca played with suspended players without punishment. There were also controversial video review decisions, including a red card reversed following a game as officials later concluded it was incorrectly shown to a player despite video review being used.CONMEBOL had already decided that beginning next year the Copa Libertadores final will be played in a neutral site with a single game, with Chile hosting it in 2019.River assistant coach Matias Biscay, replacing the suspended Gallardo, said he hoped the team’s victory would help ease the disappointment of those who missed the opportunity to witness the historic final this time.“Not everybody is violent in our society, it’s just a small group,” Biscay said. “I think the people who behaved well and were patient the other day can enjoy a little bit of happiness after what the players achieved for them on the field.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans hide from the police after River Plate soccer fans celebrated their team’s 3-1 victory over Boca Juniors, clenching the Copa Libertadores championship title, at the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The South American decider was transferred from Buenos Aires to Madrid, Spain, after River fans attacked Boca’s bus on Nov. 10 ahead of the second leg. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)MADRID — The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident.River Plate fans peacefully celebrated the team’s triumph over Boca Juniors as the city of Madrid showed it is possible to successfully organize the high-profile game between two of the South American continent’s fiercest rivals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Jayson Tatum debuts self-lacing sneakers in Celtics’ win

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—As the game of basketball further evolves, so too does the shoe that comes with it.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Boston’s Jayson Tatum debuted the first self-lacing sneaker on an NBA game when the Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-108 Thursday (Manila time) at TD Garden.Tatum wore the Nike Adapt BB to the tune of 16 points and 10 rebounds in a landmark moment in sneaker history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDallas’s rookie sensation Luka Doncic also wore the sneakers in the Mavericks’ 105-101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.READ: #KicksStalker: Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes Doncic finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists wearing the new self-lacing sneaker.The Nike Adapt BB was the second multipurpose performance shoe to feature power lacing after the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 released in 2016.According to Nike, a custom motor and gear train senses the foot and the shoe itself will adjust to create a snug fit.Using Nike’s FitAdapt tech, the user can now have full control of the shoe through manual touch or by using an app that can adjust both shoes.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments With key players out, UST Tigresses still figuring out best lineup for UAAP Season 81 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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