Switzerland wins 8th straight game, Portugal stays close

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Switzerland scored early and twice shortly after halftime to keep alive its impressive run in qualifying.Forward Haris Seferovic netted his fourth goal in the qualifying campaign with a neat flick from close range, and Blerim Dzemaili and Ricardo Rodriguez added to the lead in the second half.___STAYING CLOSEPortugal kept pace with Switzerland with its seventh straight victory since an opening 2-0 loss to the Swiss.ADVERTISEMENT Andre Silva scored the winner with a header from close range after a cross by Ronaldo just three minutes into the second half in Budapest.“It was a difficult game from start to finish,” Silva said. “We had to give everything we had. I’m glad I scored the winning goal.”Hungary played with 10 men from the 30th after Tamas Priskin was sent off for an elbow on Pepe.“We were always in control, but it was always a difficult and uncertain match,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.___HISTORIC CAMPAIGNGilli Soerensen scored a first-half winner and the Faeroe Islands defeated Andorra 1-0 to guarantee its best qualifying campaign ever.With two games left, the Faeroe Islands is in fourth place and out of contention for a World Cup berth, but it already has eight points — one more than it achieved ahead of the 2002 World Cup.Lars Olsen’s team beat Latvia earlier in its campaign, and drew with Andorra and Hungary.Its final games are against Latvia and at Hungary. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Andorra has four points from a win over Hungary and a draw against the Faeroe Islands. UST, UP dealt with huge blow as imports Akomo, Ouattara ruled ineligible for UAAP Season 80 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Read Next An Oct. 10 showdown between Portugal and Switzerland in Lisbon will likely decide which team wins the group to automatically qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Three days earlier, Switzerland hosts Hungary and Portugal plays at Andorra.Earlier Sunday, the Faeroe Islands defeated Andorra 1-0 for its second win, securing its best ever qualifying campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout___PERFECT SWISS SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Switzerland’s Blerim Dzemaili celebrates scoring, during the World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match between Switzerland and Latvia, at Skonto Stadium, in Riga, Latvia, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)Switzerland extended its perfect record in World Cup qualifying by defeating Latvia 3-0 Sunday for its eighth straight victory, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal edged 10-man Hungary 1-0 to stay close at the top of Group B.With two games left, Switzerland has 24 points, three more than defending European champion Portugal. Third-place Hungary stayed on 10 points and is out of contention.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Japan eye record gold haul at Tokyo 2020

first_imgView comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I reckon we can aim to get 2.5 times the amount we did in Rio,” the former Olympic judo champion told local media, pointing to Japan’s recent success in gymnastics, table tennis and badminton.“That’s just my personal opinion, not that of the technical committee,” added the 60-year-old Yamashita, who was Japan’s deputy chef de mission in Brazil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We will collect the relevant data and decide (the official target) hopefully by next summer.”Yamashita, who won judo gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, also raised the hope that the host nation’s track athletes could deliver a surprise after a Japanese sprinter, Yoshihide Kiryu, finally broke the 10-second barrier last month after years of trying. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan’s previous best effort in terms of gold medals was as host of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and at the 2004 Athens Games, when they won 16.Thirty golds would have put them above second-placed Britain’s 27 in Rio, but still a long way behind the table-topping United States, who captured 46.Yamashita was also bullish about Japan’s chances at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, predicting nine medals overall.The country’s previous best haul at a Winter Games was five gold medals and 10 in total as host of the Nagano Olympics in 1998.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MVP favorite Fajardo, Beermen likely to banner Mythical Team 2020 summer Olympic games host city, Tokyo, is projected on the floor as dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)A senior Japanese Olympic official has called on the host country’s athletes to win a national-record 30 gold medals at the 2020 Summer Games, local media reported Friday.Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) sports committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita backed home-grown competitors to more than double their haul of 12 golds at last year’s Rio Olympics, where Japan finished sixth in the medal table.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Alibaba co-founder to buy 49 percent of Brooklyn Nets —reports

first_imgESPN reported that it obtained NBA financial documents that show the Nets lost $144 million on basketball-related activities in the 2013-14 season, a figure more than $100 million higher than any other franchise. The Nets’ operating loss of $23.5 million last season was higher than any other team except the Detroit Pistons.This season the outlook is brighter for the team thanks to an increase in television revenues of nearly $50 million, in part the result of increases in the NBA’s national television contract. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Although the Nets had the worst record in the NBA last season, a source told Newsday that the deal values the franchise at $2.3 billion.That tops the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets earlier this year in a deal that included their Toyota Center arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnder terms of the Nets sale first reported by ESPN, Tsai can choose to purchase a controlling interest in the Nets after four years, but not necessarily 100 percent ownership.Prokhorov, who retains full ownership of Barclays Center arena, could retain a minority stake in the team in the future and remain in control of team operations and the management team he installed more than a year ago headed by general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson. Read Nextcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The Brooklyn Nets huddle on the court prior to their first home game against the Toronto Raptors at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images/AFPJoseph Tsai, one of the founders of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is set to buy 49 percent of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, reports said Friday.ESPN and Newsday both reported that Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who purchased controlling interest in the cub in 2009, has agreed to the sale.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

Danny Seigle named as Alab team consultant

first_imgAlab welcomes Jay R Alabanza, asst coaches Mac Cuan, Danny Seigle and trainer Chappy Callanta! #AlabNatinTo #AlabPilipinas 🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/xjvsSSVFec— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) November 7, 2017Jimmy Alapag will have a familiar face in his coaching staff as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas welcomes PBA legend Danny Seigle as a team consultant.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 41-year-old forward was announced as the newest addition to the Philippine-based ASEAN Basketball League squad as the eight-time PBA champion embarks on a new challenge in his career.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoining Seigle in Alapag’s coaching staff are former head coach Mcc Cuan and conditioning coach Chappy Callanta.Alab has also finalized its roster for the 2017-2018 ABL season, with reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and powerhouse import Ivan Johnson leading the fight.Also in the roster are veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Josh Urbiztondo, Rico Maierhofer, and Robby Celiz, Fil-Am swingman Lawrence Domingo, new recruits Pamboy Raymundo, Oping Sumalinog, Pao Javelona, and JR Alabanza, and reinforcement Reggie Okosa.Alab opens its campaign on November 19 against defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Seigle last played for TNT KaTropa, where he first paired up with Alapag since arriving to the team in 2013. He also had stints in Barako Bull and in his longtime home San Miguel in his 18-year PBA career. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier View commentslast_img read more

TY Tang shines in one-off return

first_imgAfter Paolo Pontejos’ gutsy drive gave the lead back to the Heavy Bombers, 104-103, the Scratchers had one last chance to win the game in the last 7.2 ticks and went to Tang, but he air-balled his three-point attempt at the buzzer.“I was thinking of a Cinderella-story at that point in time. I thought it was gonna be a good ending for me,” he said.No go for TY Tang! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/jNnZvuwVEy— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018Despite the loss, the current St. Benilde coach was happy to have been alongside his wards even for just a game as he hoped to have been an example to his players.“It was a good learning curve for the CSB guys,” he said as he has his sights set for the Blazers’ run in the upcoming NCAA Season 94.Tang elaborated: “I’ve been telling them that it’s really the smarts in the game that you need to have. More than the talent, it’s always the IQ and the skill level. You might have the talent, but if you don’t know how to use it, it will still be difficult. You have to play with five players inside the court, and that’s what coach Charles, me and the rest of the coaching staff are trying to instill in our team. Everybody has to rotate, everybody has to move the ball, share the ball, because that’s how we’re gonna get.””Hopefully, we bring that kind of experience to our campaign this coming season. Hopefully, we get there in a few months’ time.” PBA IMAGESGo for Gold assistant coach TY Tang clarified that his comeback tour is good for only one game.“It’s just a one-game contract,” said Tang on Tuesday. “Coach Charles (Tiu)’s offer was just too grand that I can’t say no. He told me he’ll treat me.”ADVERTISEMENT He almost became the Scratchers’ savior late in the game.The 33-year-old got fouled by JRU guard Jed Mendoza with 16.6 seconds left and canned his two freebies to put Go for Gold up, 103-102.TY Tang puts Go for Gold up, 103-102 with 16.6 left! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/KBAltwQy9U— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Admittedly out of shape for his first organized game in almost three years, Tang was satisfied with how he fared, finishing the game with two points, three assists, and a rebound in his 15 minutes of action.But his run stops there as the Scratchers continue their search for a replacement for Kent Salado, who re-injured his MCL on his right knee in the team’s 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opener against Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At least, I still performed well. But that’s all of it. It’s just really one game for me,” the seven-year PBA veteran said. “We’re still looking for a replacement for Kent right now. Hopefully, we get somebody in replacement of him so that we can continue on with our campaign for this conference.“But Tang, who last played with Mighty Sports in 2016, showed signs that he still got game — and more. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Rondina powers UST past Adamson in 3 sets for 2nd win

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Leaning on Cherry Rondina anew, the Golden Tigresses improved to 2-2 and created a massive four-way logjam at the third spot with the Lady Falcons, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University.Hit with injuries, UST played without two key players in libero Rica Rivera (leg) and hitter Milena Alessandrini (shoulder).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlessandrini’s absence meant that UST had to find a replacement for the 11.7 scoring average the Filipino-Italian rookie brings to the table for the Golden Tigresses.UST’s offensive spark, apart from Rondina, came from Dimdim Pacres, who had 13 points against the Lady Falcons. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Jema Galanza led Adamson with 10 points. LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Golden Tigresses head coach Kung Fu Reyes said it was, ironically, Adamson head coach Air Padda that gave them the motivation against the Lady Falcons.“The players wrote the articles where coach Air said that UST won’t win relying on just one person alone,” said Reyes in Filipino. “They had a different response when a different coach made the same observation.”After UST labored just to get the second set, the Golden Tigresses had a steadier path come the third set.The Golden Tigresses were in firm control of Adamson in the third set leading 10-3 early on, although this was an error on Lady Falcon Chiara Permentilla’s part, Alina Bicar then had two straight service aces to give UST a 16-9 lead.Rondina finished the match with a game-high 22 points while Carla Sandoval added nine.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Undermanned University of Santo Tomas blanked Adamson University, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, to earn its second win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo rolls to 4th straight win, blanks struggling UP

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa FILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo upped its winning streak to four games after beating University of the Philippines in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles are now at 4-2 and tied De La Salle for second place in the standings while the Lady Maroons have lost their fourth consecutive game after winning their season opener.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Padda, Adamson embrace inner Wakandan in win over La Salle Now that Ateneo has steadied its ship, midde blocker Bea De Leon said every game for them is a learning experience after they dropped to 0-2 in their first two outings.“Being on the actual game is a big game for us and every game is learning experience,” said De Leon. “The 0-2 start was really tough so it was either go up or just stay there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJules Samonte led Ateneo with 15 points while Jhoana Maraguinot added 11.Diana Carlos had a game-high 20 points to lead the Lady Maroons while Isa Molde had 16. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Bornok dominates; Reyes takes overall supercross title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR To the delight of the fans, who braved the unforgiving heat before the rains fell and muddied the track, the 26-year-old Saulog, fresh from a one-month sojourn to the United States, started slow but finished strong to relegate the 12-year-old Reyes and Jasmin Jao to second and third places, respetively.‘‘No big deal for me. I’m actually rooting for Quiana because I heard that she lost in the 4th leg due to mechanical failure,’’ said Saulog, who said that she was actually looking forward to racing against two-leg winner Pia Gabriel. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGabriel watched the race but didn’t compete.  Saulog remained non-commital on her plans. ‘‘Racing is in my blood, think I’m stuck with the sport. Right now, I want to help my father run a racing series but I still don’t know whether I’ll continue competing.’’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Despite not having as single practice round, Saulog managed to overtake Reyes in the third of the five-lap race to collar the top spot.The fans cheered loudly as Jao took the holeshot before Reyes, an incoming Grade 7 student at St. Paul College in Bocaue, grabbed the lead only to lose it when Saulog steered her Honda CRF 450 to perfection.‘‘I’m glad but surprised that Ate Janelle joined the race. I’m very happy with the result,’’ said Quiana, whose 10-year-old brother Wenson reigned supreme in the kids 85cc and 65cc categories.By finishing second, Quiana won the overall title with a total of 97 points followed by Jao with 83 points.Gabriel, dubbed as the motocross princess, didn’t figure prominently in the race as she was unable to compete in three of the five legs of the series sponsored by  Diamond Motors Corporation and supported by  Dunlop Tires, Dickies, Tireshakk, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Go Pro Philippines, PTT Philippines Corporation, DC Shoes Philippines, Coffee Grounds and Xtreme Adrenaline Sports Entertainment Co.  ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heated action in the ladies class. Photo by August dela Cruz/INQUIRERAs expected, Davao-pride Bornok Mangosong and Bulacan ace Sonnie Quiana Reyes topped the PTT Pro Open and DC Shoes Ladies Class. The bigger surprise, though, at the end of the much-applauded Diamond Motor Supercross Series last Saturday at the rain-filled Mx Messiah Fairgrounds at Taytay, Rizal was the appearance and the decision of motocross queen Janelle Saulog to compete in the ladies category against the rising stars.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast This was the same case with the ageless Glenn Aguilar of KTM racing. The 42-year-old racing idol outshone Mangosong in the first two legs but his tight schedule prevented him from completing the series, thus robbing him of crucial points.Mangosong of Yamaha roared in the next three legs to win handily with 119 overall points.‘‘Blessed morning for us. The best part of winning is knowing that you have overcome the toughest challenges to achieve victory,’’ said Mangosong, who also dedicated the win to his future wife Shela Mae. He will get married on June 18 at Samal Island.The victory was worth P50,000 for Mangosong, who never surrendered the lead after winning the holeshot.JC Rellosa of Bicol and Jerick Mitra of Nueva Ecija finished second and third overall with 107 and 95 points, respectively.Buboy Antonio, another rising star, trailed Mangosong in the early goings but his attack got stymied when he suffered a flat tire in the middle stages of the race.Jing Leongson (Veterans Open) and Maynard Mercado (GoPro Amateur) also triumphed in the  event dubbed by organized and former pro rider Sam Tamayo of Generation Congregation and Xtreme Adrenaline Sports as ‘‘most stressful but rewarding.’’Credited by observers as one of the reasons for the renewed interest in motocross, Tamayo noted the gap between the veterans and the young turks is getting smaller.‘‘The sport is growing.The young riders are no longer intimidated, said Tamayo, also a Pastor of the Church of Nazarene based in Taytay. He thanked the sponsors for their support, the volunteers, parents and the continued patronage of former pro riders for making the series a resounding success. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Tamaraws remain spotless, ground winless Cardinals Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

Who gains from swap of sparring partners?

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBRISBANE, Australia-—Whoever gained in an unintentional swap of sparring partners between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn will be known Sunday.George Kambosos Jr. is an unbeaten Australian prospect who helped Pacquiao in his prepartions in the Philippines while Czar Amonsot is a Filipino veteran who now lives in Australia and served as Horn’s chief sparring partner in the closing stages of training camp.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Amonsot has gone unbeaten since losing to Michael Katsidis in 2007 for the WBO lightweight title.He’s on an 18-fight winning run and is deemed capable of making another world title run.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Having felt Pacquiao’s speed and power, Kambosos (12-0 with six knockouts) readily picked the 11-time world champion to beat his compatriot, who said that Kambosos should have at least informed him that he’s going over to the Pacquiao camp.The 31-year-old Amonsot, who owns a 34-3-3 record, earlier said that Horn stands a good chance of wresting Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBoxer Jeff Horn trains in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Horn is preparing for his WBO welterweight world boxing title bout against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, July 2. (Photo by JOHN PYE / AP)Horn and his chief trainer, Glenn Rushton, was all praises for Amonsot, a southpaw like Pacquiao.While no one will be able to exactly copy Pacquiao’s moves and style, Horn insisted that the Boholano was able to provide him with constant pressure throughout their 12-round sparring sessions at Rushton’s gym inside his mansion at Stretton. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ancajas ready for war vs Japanese foe Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

Pakistan sends more shockwaves, ICC launches probe

first_imgThe scandal-prone Pakistan cricket team on Saturday sent shockwaves through world cricket after it was disclosed that the scoring patterns in its innings during Friday’s ODI match against England were fixed, prompting the ICC to launch an immediate probe.The ICC action followed diclosures by British tabloid The Sun that an individual in the Pakistani team camp is believed to be the ringleader who was taking money from bookies in India and Dubai and ensuring their orders were carried out.”The Sun is withholding details of the alleged fix while the investigation continues – but we can reveal that horrified ICC chiefs launched their investigation before the Pakistan innings had even finished.”The probe centers on an individual within the team camp who is believed to be the ringleader, taking money from bookies and ensuring their orders are carried out,” the paper said.The paper reported that bookies knew details of Pakistan’s innings before the match even began and it had given the evidence to the game’s governing body ahead of the game.Immediately after the news came out, the ICC said in a statement that the investigation is warranted as information about a certain scoring pattern appeared to be “correct”.”The ICC has launched an investigation into activities that took place during the third One-Day International between England and Pakistan at The Oval, London, on September 17,” the governing body said.”Following information received by the ICC from a British newspaper and its source, the ICC now believes a full investigation is warranted,” it added.advertisementPakistan won the match by 23 runs to keep their hopes alive in the five-match series after losing the first two games.According to the newspaper, the scoring patterns of the game matched with the “target that bookies had been told in advance by a fixer.””Illegal bookies in India and Dubai apparently knew in advance what would happen so they could launch a betting coup. But The Sun’s undercover team was able to pass details to ICC inspectors before the match began,” the report said.ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat thanked the tabloid for providing the information and said the evidence on table demands an inquiry.”A source informed The Sun newspaper that a certain scoring pattern would emerge during certain stages of the match and, broadly speaking, that information appeared to be correct,” Lorgat said.”We therefore feel it is incumbent upon us to launch a full inquiry into this particular game although it is worth pointing out at this stage that we are not stating as fact that anything untoward has occurred. Only in the fullness of the investigation can that be established.”We thank The Sun newspaper for its information and cooperation in this regard and we will work with its staff and sources to ensure the full truth surrounding this match is ascertained,” he added.Lorgat reiterated that the ICC maintains a zero tolerance policy towards corruption in the game.”Any player or official found guilty of an offence will face the full rigour of our robust Anti-Corruption Code so that we can ensure the integrity of the sport is maintained,” he said.”There will be no further comment from the ICC at this stage.”The Pakistan Cricket Board, which has been in denial right from the beginning of the match fixing scandal that broke out three weeks ago, continued to be in the same mode.”These are meaningless allegations without any proof. I haven’t read the report so I can’t comment any further,” PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said.”The ICC has not got in touch with us on any such accusation. That is total imagination. There is no truth in it,” he added.The latest report comes close on the heels of the spot-fixing scandal that led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and the pace duo of Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif.The tabloid had claimed it “received details of calls between a notorious Dubai-based match fixer and a Delhi bookie.””We alerted ICC corruption busters led by ex-police chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan. After a frantic round of calls the ICC decided to issue a general warning to Pakistan’s players, but by then the game had started,” it said.It said the ICC is also “investigating whether the same cartel rigged a Test between Pakistan and Australia in July after allegedly paying players 700,000 pounds.”last_img read more