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Shelly’s test – Fraser-Pryce returns to high quality Pre-Classic

first_img She noted that she has been forced to do a lot of her work from home, inclusive of core strengthening and gym exercises, but is determined to overcome this setback. “I think it’s more a mental test than anything else right now. I am one of those athletes who is able to run through pain because I believe that all athletes, in order to get to where they need to, there is some amount of pain you will feel, but I think I have surpassed my threshold and I am just trying to stay focused and stay in the game. You don’t want to put yourself out mentally,” Fraser-Pryce underlined. Today’s test will be provided by old rivals Carmelita Jeter, Murielle Ahoure and Blessing Okagbare, along with fellow Jamaicans Simone Facey, who, with 11.00, is the second fastest Jamaican so far in the event this year. A lot of interest will also follow the men’s 100m, where Asafa Powell will square off against the American pair of Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, as well as early season pacesetter Femi Ogunode (Qatar), who leads the world with 9.91 seconds, and World Champs bronze medallist Andre DeGrasse. Elaine Thompson will compete in her first 200m of the season, where world champion Dafne Schippers and the in-form Tori Bowie await, in what should be an exciting contest that promises the first sub-22 seconds clocking of the season, while national record holder Rusheen McDonald may have to go close to his 43.93 if he is to threaten the Kirani James, LaShawn Merritt 400m duopoly in a thrilling quarter-miler showdown that also features sub-43 talent in Isaac Makwala and Youssef Masrahi. Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson will look to reel in fast-starting Bahamian Shaunae Miller in the women’s 400m, with Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards-Ross also looking to impress in front of their home crowd. Leading hurdler Omar McLeod puts his undefeated start on the line against compatriot Hansle Parchment, Aries Merritt, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and David Oliver in what is, as always, a fiercely competitive 110m hurdles field, with major interest also coming in the 100m hurdles, which feature top guns Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper-Nelson, Jasmin Stowers, Sharika Nelvis and Kendra Harrison, who is responsible for the three fastest times in the event this year. EUGENE, Oregon: Winning the Olympics is an unknown and even an emergency appendectomy months before the 2009 World Championships pale in the mind of Jamaican super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who described her efforts to win three gold medals at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a serious toe injury as her biggest challenge so far in her career. Fraser-Pryce will make her return to the track in the 100m at today’s Prefontaine Classic the IAAF Diamond League stop in Eugene, Oregon, after missing several weeks of track work after a toe on her left foot, which has been bothering her for over a year, started acting up earlier this year. The injury has kept the two-time Olympic 100m champion out of meets in Kingston and Shanghai, but the 29 year-old says she is eager to see where she is at this point 69 days away from the Olympics – in what is as much a mental test as a physical one. “Training was going great in my background season. I was hitting the times and getting the work done and then, unexpectedly, I had a reoccurrence of an injury and it set me back quite a bit, but, to be honest, as an athlete, you have to prepare for things like that mentally, so I am just trying to work through all the pain to try and get ready for the Olympics,” said Fraser-Pryce during a pre-meet press conference at the Valley River Inn. “I had this problem last year, so it’s my second year running with this injury but it has got worse. We are trying to get that fixed and right now, we are still trying to get pressure off the toe and see how best we can work around this. “I’ve never really been in this situation when it comes to injuries. I’m not injury-prone. I’ve had injuries, but nothing major. This is probably my biggest injury since I have been in athletics. When it just happened, it was nerve-wrecking. I couldn’t sleep, I was anxious, and I started to think a lot but right now, I am a lot better. I am learning to cope … I am still very focused and motivated and I still have my goals in mind,” said Fraser-Pryce. DETERMINEDlast_img read more

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Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive

first_img“We are a strong team because we have team work,” said Arocha, who dedicated the win to their coach Obert Javier, who was indisposed.Earlier, University of the Philippines revived its campaign after a thorough 25-19, 25-13,25-19 triumph over St. Benilde.The Lady Maroons were never threatened throughout the match as top gunners Isa Molde and Diane Carlos took on their roles to the hilt to ensure their second win in three starts.It also practically booted out the Lady Blazers, who suffered their third straight defeat. Only the top two teams per group will make it to the semifinals.UP stormed to 19-8 lead on Molde’s angled hit in the third set, but for some reason, the Lady Maroons let their guards down to allow the Lady Blazers’ fightback.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Rachel Austero tried to fire up St. Benilde, scoring on a hit and an ace to close in to 15-20. Carlos and Justine Dorog committed errors in succession to allow the Lady Blazers to move within 19-21.But the climb tolled heavily on the Lady Blazers, who committed a spate of errors which the Lady Maroons gamely exploited to preserve the win.Meanwhile, La Salle-Zobel bested Adamson, 25-11, 25-12, 20-25, 25-15, while University of the East nipped Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-23, 25-13, 20-25, 26-28, 15-6, in the UAAP Season 80 high school volleyball tournament. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ardina earns P300,000 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 LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Using its offense to the hilt, Arellano buried TIP with a 17-3 edge in attacks in the second set, allowing it to have a 20-6 bubble to illustrate the discrepancy between the two teams in terms of talent and skills.That lead allowed the Lady Chiefs to rest gunners Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha in favor of seldom-used players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the Lady Engineers soon started to claw back, forcing Arellano assistant coach Richard Estacio to send his regular gunners back in and preserve the set.Arocha topscored with 17 points, while Jovielyn Prado had eight. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Arellano strengthened its semifinal bid after an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 win over lowly Technological Institute of the Philippines Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs, reigning NCAA champions, bounced back from a previous defeat and posted their third victory in four outings, while handing the Lady Engineers their fourth setback in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Brownlee defends lack of timeout: We had good looks, just didn’t convert

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES “They’re a tough team and we’re a tough team, so every game is going to be a 50-50 game. Who wants it more will come out on top. The rest of the games will probably come down to the wire, so we got to finish the game strong,” he said.Brownlee also said that though playing in front of a mammoth crowd inside Philippine Arena will be quite an experience, the Gin Kings need to calm themselves down and play to their potential.“From what I’ve heard, it’s the biggest indoor arena in the world. I’ve never played in anything like that, so it’s definitely going to be exciting for me,” he said. “But we just got to look at it like a same game, go out there and play our best.”Game 5 is on Sunday at the massive Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee felt that the Ginebra players were justified for not calling a timeout in the last 15 seconds of Game 4 on Friday.“I think we’re in the heat of the moment. We see we had the opportunity where we could score. I thought we had some good looks. We just didn’t knock them down,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings had five chances to sue for time as coach Tim Cone and LA Tenorio desperately tried to get the attention of of the players on the floor to call a timeout.But with adrenaline running high, the players waved off the instruction and found a cutting Brownlee in the final seconds. However, the reinforcement’s potential game-tying shot fell way short as time expired, handing Meralco the 85-83 victory to even the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at two games each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Of course, we’ve wanted to get a timeout and drop a designed play for that type of situation, but I think we got a couple of good looks but we just didn’t convert. They got some good looks as well, but they converted,” he said.With the best-of-seven series now a virtual best-of-three, Brownlee noted that from this point forward, it’s a matter of “who wants it more.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Mercado suffers high-grade ankle sprain after chasedown block Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Ricci Rivero participates in Gilas practice

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pyeongchang Olympics brings ‘real hope’ to divided Koreas, says Bach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Also attending the practice were Japeth Aguilar, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.Sophomores Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Jio Jalalon were also in attendance, but remained on the sidelines for the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe current Gilas pool members continue their preparations for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, where they face Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne before flying back home to take on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.Aside from Rivero, nine players from the “23-for-23” cadet list also participated in the training namely Paul Desiderio, J-Jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Arvin Tolentino, Ken Tuffin, Juan Gomez de Liaño, and high school standouts Kai Sotto of Ateneo, Will Gozum of Mapua, and newcomer Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of National University. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero was finally an active participant on Monday’s Gilas Pilipinas evening training session at Meralco Gym as for the second straight week, coach Chot Reyes drew a complete attendance from his current pool.Veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood spearheaded the 12 members of the current pool.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Arellano stuns Perpetual, nears NCAA men‘s volleyball crown

first_imgLATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves rally past Lakers MOST READ Arellano University dealt Perpetual Help its first loss of the season with a stunning 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9 victory to close in on the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball crown Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT The Chiefs, whose only loss in the eliminations was against the Altas, are now just a win away from winning their first title since joining the NCAA seven years ago and spoiling what had been a flawless campaign for Perpetual Help.Christian Dela Paz, who was named the 1st Best Middle Blocker, unloaded 24 points to lead Arellano and overshadow the efforts of rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel’s 18 points for Perpetual.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChiefs head coach Sherwin Meneses is aware that his team’s journey to the finals was in contrast to what the Altas’ took as the Chiefs had to first take on College of St. Benilde in the stepladder semifinals while Perpetual earned a bye to the finals.And that tought test against the Blazers was what provided the Chiefs the emotional boost they needed against the 10-time champion Altas. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We all know Perpetual, they won’t give up that easily and they know that the series is not over yet,” said Meneses in Filipino. “The benefit of our stepladder match it gave us that morale boost because when we played Perpetual [and losing in straight sets] our morale was really low.”“And I trusted my players in this game because we don’t really have that one star because everybody can contribute.”Meneses’ words weren’t just mere opinion as Dela Paz had ample support from his teammates who had nearly identical offensive numbers.Roi Domingo, John Cabillan, and Christian Segovia all had nine points apiece for Arellano while Kevin Liberato and Demy Lapuz had eight points each.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

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Ancajas’ Survival Camp gets boost for makeover

first_imgMOST READ Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ chief trainer and manager, said the money will be used to improved the sleeping quarters of the 15 boxers currently billeted at their camp in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite.Jimenez and Ancajas, who is in deep training for his fifth title defense against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan on April 14 in Las Vegas, expressed their gratitude to MVP and other supporters like Cavite Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, businessman Vince Vargas and lawyer Bobbet Bruce.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAccording to Jimenez, Tolentino sent workers to build a perimeter fence around the 1,500 square meters property, where Ancajas’ house is also located.Bruce donated boxing equipment while Vargas has been helping them from way back. Gaining international recognition after Ancajas’ 10th round disposal of Mexican Israel Gonzalez at American Bank Center on Feb. 3, Jimenez said Australian James MacDonald has joined his stable of fighters.Two Chinese nationals are also arriving within the week, necessitating the upgrade of the living quarters.The ultimate goal, of course, is to make Survival Camp worthy of being the training gym of a world champion.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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres-Negros tries to inch closer to outright KO stage spot Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jerwin Ancajas, the reigning IBF junior bantamweight world champion, with his trainer and manager Joven Jimenez during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netSlowly but surely, Jerwin Ancajas’ Survival Camp is becoming a conducive boxing training facility.For successfully defending his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown in Corpus Christi, Texas, last month, Ancajas was handed a P1 million check by business magnate Manny V. Pangilinan on Tuesday at PLDT Building in Makati City.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Austria thinks Balkman what Beermen need right now

first_imgA team like San Miguel can never be called “inexperienced,” but with a 0-2 start in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup head coach Leo Austria knows they will need all the help they can get.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Halep’s hold on No. 1 gets a boost with Keys’ withdrawal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We all know how he plays and he has the experience of being a winner and that’s what I think the team needs right now,” said Austria who has led the Beermen to their last five titles.“Balkman knows how to score, he can pass, and he can play defense. He can bring so much to the team and he has a very high basketball IQ.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 Winning championships since 2015, the Beermen are suddenly in a bit of a fit in the season’s second conference but help has arrived in the form of the returning Renaldo Balkman.Austria said that the biggest contribution Balkman would give to the defending champions won’t appear in the stat sheets.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 crown“The first and biggest thing he’ll give us is his experience because he knows how to play in the PBA because he’s been here and of course he’s played in the ABL [ASEAN Basketball League],” said Austria in Filipino Thursday at Acropolis Club House after San Miguel’s practice.Balkman is replacing Troy Gillenwater, who underwhelmed in his stint with the Beermen with just an average of 15 points, with the Commissioner’s Cup in full swing. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Joshua ordered by WBA to fight Povetkin and ditch Wilder

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Spain concerned with defensive mistakes at World Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A Joshua-Povetkin fight this year would push Wilder to next year.The WBA originally gave the promoters of Joshua and Povetkin until May 5 to reach an agreement then extended it.Povetkin (34-1, 24 KO) became the WBA mandatory challenger last December when he beat Christian Hammer of Romania by unanimous decision. He enhanced his record in March by knocking out David Price of England in the fifth round on the undercard of the Joshua-Parker fight in Cardiff.Povetkin held the WBA “regular” title from 2011 to 2013, when he suffered his only loss in a unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday, March 31, 2018, Britain’s Anthony Joshua celebrates after his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout against New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua was given a 24-hour deadline on Tuesday june 26, 2018, to sign a deal to fight Russian contender Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of the WBA portion of his world heavyweight boxing titles. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)LONDON — Anthony Joshua was given a 24-hour deadline on Tuesday to sign a deal to fight Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of the WBA portion of his world heavyweight boxing titles.Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, indicated he was close to agreeing on a unification bout with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but the American’s team claim to be holding out for “clarifications.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The WBA has lost patience and want him to fight its mandatory challenger from Russia.WBA president Gilberto Mendoza said in a statement: “The WBA have allowed over a month extension to negotiations with Povetkin and also ongoing discussions with Deontay Wilder.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 crown“It appears the Wilder team have not returned the contract for the fight and therefore we are requesting a date for the Joshua versus Povetkin fight with immediate effect.”There seems no choice for Joshua (21-0, 20 KO), who holds three of the big four heavyweight titles and can’t afford to relinquish one in his bid to become the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000. His WBA and IBF belts were joined by the WBO version he relieved from Joseph Parker in March. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Guiao-led PH five leave for Tehran

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine men’s basketball team leaves for Tehran, Iran, on Monday night to begin its campaign in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.The Nationals face Iran on Thursday night at Azady Gym, just 10 days after holding their first practice session.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Living, loving football the Barca way Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Guiao, who still held practice Monday morning, had said he will bare the final 12-man roster on the eve of the game against Iran.After taking on the Iranians, who will be led by former NBA center Hamed Haddadi, the Filipinos clash with Qatar on Sept. 17 for a closed-door encounter at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Yeng Guiao, who returned as national team coach in the Asian Games where he steered the country to a fifth-place finish, will call the shots anew.It was only less than two weeks ago when Guiao named his 16-man pool for the qualifiers.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 ChrissHalf of the pool is composed of the Asiad core—Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, JP Erram, Raymond Almazan and Asi Taulava.The other eight are Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel Beer, Ian Sangalang of Magnolia, Matthew Wright of Phoenix and Allein Maliksi of Blackwater. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Azkals also flaunting its best coaching staff with Eriksson, Cooper, Greatwich

first_imgMOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Greatwich insists the jury is still out on their team as the competition has only started.“Ultimately, we will be judged by results,” he said. “We’re all here to deliver the title.”But Greatwich, for one, has been enjoying the experience working with two high-caliber coaches in Eriksson and Cooper, who won a Thai Premier League title with Buriram five years ago.“The dynamic between us has been really good,” said Greatwich, who steered Kaya Iloilo to the Copa Paulino Alcantara title recently. “Obviously we bring different things to the table. With Sven, he brings in a wealth of experience. He’s coached at the highest level and has imparted a lot of his experience with the staff and players.”Greatwich said his role is to share his knowledge on players in the team, most of which he has played with or played against.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines isn’t just boasting its strongest squad in the AFF Suzuki Cup, but probably its finest coaching staff made up of a World Cup veteran, a champion in the Thai Premier League and a former player whose exploits helped the country make its mark in this competition.Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson may be hogging the limelight, but technical advisor Scott Cooper and former national team player Chris Greatwich have played equally important roles in making sure the Azkals are in fine form in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “The blend and combination of the three of us has worked well,” he said. “I for one, enjoy working with Sven and Scott.”The Azkals legend believes the squad can still get better as the tournament progresses noting the second half performance against Singapore.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Azkals opened the tournament with a 1-0 win against Singapore last Tuesday with Patrick Reichelt scoring the winner in the second half.With Singapore tough to break down, the coaches tweaked the Azkals’ game in the second half, pushing them to move the ball quicker and sending in a target man in James Younghusband, who was instrumental in Reichelt’s goal.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 ChrissAzkals manager Dan Palami has pulled out all the stops to ensure the Azkals’ brain trust will be the best in the competition.“This shows how serious we are of winning the competition,” said Palami as the Azkals prepared to take on Timor Leste at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium here last Saturday night. “Sven, Scott and Chris form a really great team that will guide the players to success in the tournament.” Petron stays undefeated; Generika triumphs Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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