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Vision upsets in Ronron feature

first_imgVISION, offering odds of 12-1 with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, made virtually all to win the second running of the Ronron Trophy, a restricted stakes event over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Breaking smartly from the number two post position, the 3-y-o grey colt led under pressure from 7-1 chance CLASSY AVIATOR on his inside, passing the half mile with the highly fancied pair of BIRD CATCHER (5-2) and PURE AMAZEMENT (5-1) in close touch in a field of 12 three-year-olds.VISION, however, maintained a narrow lead over the Aaron Chatrie-ridden CLASSY AVIATOR into the straight, finding extra under a bustling ride to beat CLASSY AVIATOR on the rails by 11/2 lengths with the American filly, PURE AMAZEMENT a close third. The 2-1 favourite, ANOTHER FURY, was a big disappointment and ended up in the eleventh spot.VISION, who had previously won over this trip on August 20 with Walker aboard, is by He’stherealthing out of the Alisios mare Money Spinner, owned by the trainer’s wife, Elizabeth DaCosta, and bred by Orange Valley Estates Limited.DaCosta had a second winner on the card in QUEEN OF BAGDAD (8-1), who stormed through from well off the pace to catch and beat stable-companion DYSFUNCTIONAL, the 3-5 favourite with Walker aboard, by a neck.FIRST OF THREEOwned by Carlton Watson, QUEEN OF BAGDAD was the first of three winners for top apprentice Bebeto Harvey on the 10-race programme. Harvey also won the closing race over the straight aboard 2-1 chance STAR OF DAVID as well as the 99-1 outsider A VESSEL OF LOVE for trainer Lawrence Freemantle in the eighth race over 1100 metres for maiden three-year-old fillies.Coming from far off the pace, A VESSEL OF LOVE finished like a runaway train to beat 11-1 chance BROOKLYN by a neck in a 13-horse field.This weekend will feature the two-day Heroes Racing Carnival with the Cash Pot Only One For Me Trophy kicking off the Supreme Ventures 2-y-o series on Saturday and the popular Gold Cup race over 1400 metres highlighting Monday’s Heroes Day programme on October 17.last_img read more

Past winners of daCosta Cup

first_imgPast winners of daCosta Cup1950: Munro College1951: Munro College1952: Munro College1953: Cornwall College1954: No Competition1955: Cornwall College1956: Cornwall College1957: Munro College1958: Cornwall College1959: Cornwall College1960: No Competition1961: Munro College1962: Munro College1963: Cornwall College1964: Munro College1965: Vere Technical1966: No Competition1967: Vere Technical1968: Vere Technical1969: Vere Technical1970: Vere Technical1971: Vere Technical1972: No Competition1973: No Competition1974: STETHS1975: Vere Technical1976: Vere Technical1977: Clarendon College1978: Clarendon College1979: Dinthill Technical1980: Vere Technical1981:Dinthill Technical1982: Cornwall College1983: Cornwall College1984: Rusea’s High1985: Rusea’s High1986: Herbert Morrison Tech1987: Rusea’s Comprehensive1988: Herbert Morrison1989: Rusea’s High1990: Rusea’s High1991: Clarendon College1992: Rusea’s High1993: Rusea’s High1994: Clarendon College1995: Cornwall College1996: Clarendon College1997: No Competition1998: Clarendon College1999: STETHS2000: Cornwall College2001: Cornwall College2002: Rusea’s High2003: Frome Technical2004: Glenmuir High2005: Godfrey Stewart2006: Glenmuir High2007: Garvey Maceo2008: St James High2009: STETHS2010: Rusea’s High2011: Rusea’s High2012: Glenmuir High2013: STETHS2014: Clarendon College2015: STETHS2016: ???last_img read more

Windies trio struggle but Thunder win

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Reigning champions Sydney Thunder overcame Stafanie Taylor’s second straight failure to beat Melbourne Renegades by eight wickets on Boxing Day to go fourth in the Women’s Big Bash League standings.Chasing 111 for victory at Blacktown International Sportspark, Thunder were propelled by captain Alex Blackwell’s unbeaten 61, while Indian Harmanpreet Kaur scored 24 not out.Together, they posted an enterprising 72 in an unbroken third-wicket stand which pulled Thunder around from 42 for two in the eighth over, and steered them to victory in the 16th over.The right-handed West Indies batsman Taylor was the second to fall, run out for 13 off 21 deliveries.In her last outing against Adelaide Strikers a week ago, Taylor scored just six and now has only 80 runs from four innings in the tournament.UNBEATEN 50 OFF 52 BALLSEarlier, Kris Britt hit an unbeaten 50 off 52 balls to rally Renegades to 110 for four off their 20 overs.Taylor’s two overs of off-spin went for 17 runs.At Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Taylor’s Windies teammate, Deandra Dottin, also had little impact as her Brisbane Heat plunged to a 54-run defeat to leaders Melbourne Stars.Set 149 for victory, Heat could only muster 94 for seven off their 20 overs, with Dottin scoring 24 from 27 balls with two fours and six.She was just one of three players in double figures and one of two to pass 20, with opener Kirby Short top-scoring with 27.Captain and opener Meg Lanning had earlier stroked an unbeaten 97 off 72 deliveries, with 11 fours and three sixes to underpin Stars’ 148 for two.Dottin sent down two overs of medium pace which cost 10 runs.Teenage Windies opener Hayley Matthews also struggled in Adelaide as Hobart Hurricanes went down to Adelaide Strikers by seven wickets.The right-handed Matthews scored a run-a-ball 17 as Hurricanes got up to 143 for three batting first at Gliderol Stadium.Captain Heather Knight, batting at number three, top-scored with 69 off 47 balls with six fours and two sixes.In reply, Sophie Devine hammered an unbeaten 103 as Strikers coasted to their target in the 17th over.last_img read more

US Open: Sandgren in, Nishioka out of tournament

first_imgTennys Sandgren. Photo from ATPNEW YORK — Get ready for U.S. Open Tennys.American Tennys Sandgren was moved into the main draw for the Grand Slam tournament when Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka withdrew to continue his recovery from a knee injury.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ The U.S. Tennis Association made the announcement Monday.Nishioka was injured in March while playing in the Miami Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Sandgren, ranked No. 106, will be making his U.S. Open main-draw debut. The 26-year-old Tennessee native lost in the first round of the French Open in what was his first appearance in the main draw of a major.Sandgren’s parents gave him his great-grandfather’s first name.last_img read more

Neymar in China as transfer rumors grow

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ A training spat with new Barcelona signing Nelson Semedo during a pre-season tour in Miami ramped up chatter that Neymar could be about to swap Spain for the French capital.Neymar, who has remained tight-lipped about the transfer rumors, posted a message for Chinese fans on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, after arriving for a promotional visit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Ni Hao China! I’m Neymar Jr. and I’ve just arrived in China,” he wrote on Monday.“I’m in Shanghai at the moment. I would like to send a huge hug to all my Chinese fans, thank you very much for your support.” Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans He posted messages in English and Chinese and asked for suggestions as to what he should do while in Shanghai, where he was scheduled to appear at an event for a fashion brand later on Monday.Separately, China’s biggest online travel company Ctrip had said it was cancelling an event with Neymar on Monday in Shanghai because he and his advisers were “busy with transfer issues”.People close to the player subsequently told media there had never been an arrangement with the firm.Even after the training-ground bust-up in the United States, after which Neymar appeared to storm off, his Barcelona team-mates said they wanted him to stay at the Camp Nou.“Neymar and I, we are very close and I want him to stay and I know the situation,” defender Gerard Pique told ESPN FC.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “Right now he doesn’t know what to do and we are trying to help him — the ones (on the team) that are more close to him — to take the right decision.”PSG’s pursuit of Neymar has angered some in Spain, where football league chief Javier Tebas says he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches by the French club.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blackwater replaces injured Trevis Simpson, taps Henry Walker End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Neymar greeted fans in Shanghai on Monday as speculation mounted that the Brazil star could be set to quit Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros.The 25-year-old striker is at the centre of an apparent tug of war between the two European giants in what would be the most expensive transfer fee in football history.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View commentslast_img read more

Coach clamps down on volleyball team’s celebrity status

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) What’s in store for your animal sign this year “Right now our morale is high but we also need consistency and the heart to win no matter what,” said Vicente.A win by the Philippines over Vietnam would put it on top spot in the group and avoid Thailand in the crossover semifinals. National team head coach Francis Vicente. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—The big-name stars of women’s volleyball are just part of the entire Team Philippines here in the Southeast Asian Games.Or at least that’s what coach Francis Vicente wants to make sure of his star-studded squad, which features the likes of team captain Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano and Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT “We are here as athletes, not as celebrities,” said Vicente of his wards, who are sought-after celebrities back home.For one, Vicente collects smartphones of the players to force them to focus on the tournament. He also prohibited players from giving ambush interviews.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We need the discipline and hard work,” said Vicente.The Nationals showed both and much more as they demolished host Malaysia, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16 Thursday. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Skipper Mika Reyes warns volleyball team against complacency View commentslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 8

first_imgStreaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 5. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado could just carry so much for the Arellano.Despite the speedster’s best efforts, he still can’t stop the Chiefs from losing five of their last six games to finish the first round.One thing going Arellano’s way, though, is the week-long break, giving Salado, coach Jerry Codiñera, and the rest of the team to reassess their standing as they seek to make a huge run in the second round.6. Christian Buñag – C, Mapua Cardinals15 points, 21 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen one door closes, another one opens.Luckily for Christian Buñag, the injuries abound the Mapua lineup led to him racking up consistent double-doubles through the course of the first roundUnfortunately, those stats aren’t translating to wins, and Buñag needs more help to validate the numbers he’s pouring for the Cardinals.7. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnother strong showing from Jed Mendoza results to another win for JRU.The first-year playmaker has proven that he’s no one-game wonder, emerging as a solid contributor for Meneses’ rotation after the first round. 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 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Forty-five games done, and it seems like the battle lines have already been drawn.Lyceum and San Beda have established control of the field, but the rest of the pack are not far behind, with leaders already gearing up for the homestretch of the eliminations come the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’However, we must first put the spotlight on the first round as last year’s Final Four teams took center stage and rounded out their schedules.Here’s our list of this week’s top performers. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If Mendoza continues this stretch in the second round, things may continue looking up for the Heavy Bombers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way for Bolick to cap off the first round.Allowing his teammates to step up in the past few games, the swingman finally took the baton and torched the net early in San Beda’s 95-70 thumping of Arellano, getting his baskets in the first half to set the tone for the blowout.The game may have been billed as a Finals rematch, but just like in last year’s championship duel, Bolick remains to be the Chiefs’ bane and made the Red Lions no match for the opposition.3. Aaron Bordon – G, JRU Heavy Bombers17 points (8/14 FG), 4 assistsLast Week: N/AAaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Vergel Meneses continues to stumble on surprise contributors for Jose Rizal University, this time, unearthing Aaron Bordon.The transferee from Cavite State University stepped up and tallied a career-best 17 points to provide the offensive boost for the Heavy Bombers in their close 68-59 escape of Mapua.If Bordon sustains his form, it shouldn’t be a surprise that JRU can hold on to its standing and move on once again to the Final Four.4. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAaron BordonSlowly but surely, Donald Tankoua is getting his groove back.Evoking memories of last season’s Finals, the Cameroonian big man churned out his best outing in the first round as San Beda once again got the better of Arellano on Tuesday.The signs are promising, and if Tankoua continues this tear, there’s no doubt that the Red Lions can also sustain this winning run. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 1. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work pays off, especially for Javee Mocon.Playing second fiddle behind leader Robert Bolick all season long, the versatile forward finally gained his share of the spotlight as he helped San Beda close out the first round on a seven-game winning streak.Mocon may not get the lion’s share of the limelight for the Red Lions, but there’s no doubt that his contributions are largely to blame for his side’s ascent this NCAA season.2. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Saunders and Monroe want Golovkin-Alvarez shot

first_imgWillie Monroe Jr. of the US is checked by the referee after being knocked down in the first round by Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan during their Middleweight World Championship bout at the Forum Arena in Los Angeles, California on May 16, 2015. Golovkin won the fight by knocking out Monroe Jr. in the sixth round. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTONGennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s eagerly-anticipated bout will be watched by a global television audience, but it is not the only world middleweight title fight on Saturday.Billy Joe Saunders’ second defense of his World Boxing Organization belt against Willie Monroe Jr. in London will not attract the same attention or glamour but is nevertheless significant since the winner is likely to face the victor of Golovkin-Alvarez clash, which takes place a few hours later in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Saunders’ promoter Frank Warren is confident his boxer will face the winner of Golovkin-Alvarez should he beat Monroe Jr.“If Bill comes through he will fight the winner of Canelo-Golovkin,” said Warren. “It’s all in his hands now. He knows what he gets out of this fight if he wins and I believe he will deliver.”– ‘Shot at redemption’ –Monroe, 30, is boxing for the first time in a year and has registered two points-wins since being stopped in six rounds by knockout specialist Golovkin.“He took a beating before and if he quit before when there were three belts on the line, he will certainly quit when there’s one belt on the line,” said Saunders.Monroe, from New York, refused to be drawn into trash talk but is hoping Golovkin beats Alvarez so he can have a re-match.“It’s a shot at redemption,” said Monroe. “I think Canelo is just going to win but I want Triple G (Golovkin) to win so I can get him back.“If you look at my fight with Golovkin and his fight against Kell Brook and Danny Jacobs, he doesn’t deal with fast fighters.“I’ve had a 12 week camp for Billy Joe, but I only got six weeks’ notice for Golovkin. I never had big backers and money guys in my corner to make things happen, so when a shot like that comes up you take it.”He added: “Billy Joe has had a great promoter like Frank Warren in his corner. All the fights have been in his own backyard. “He hasn’t had to go into a lion’s den with all these screaming fans against him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Great Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders (L) is declared winner after defeating Turkey’s Adem Kilicci during their 2008 Olympic Games Welterweight (69 kg) boxing bout on August 10, 2008 in Beijing. AFP PHOTO JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON“You can say lack of motivation but when you’re in touching distance of something great, that alone gives me motivation,” Saunders told reporters on a conference call from his training base in Fuerteventura, one of the Spanish Canary Islands.“The way the Ingles go about their business is second to none. My fitness is on a different level. I’m fit enough now to fight 15 rounds, every minute of every round. That alone boosts my confidence by leaps and bounds.“I know what is around the corner, I want to test myself against one of the greats. Willie had his chance (against Golovkin in May, 2015). I want to beat Willie Monroe in a better way than Golovkin did.”Golovkin, 35, and Alvarez, 27, are recognised as the best middleweights in the division and Saunders thinks the champion will prevail this weekend.“I think it will be a very close fight but Canelo looks like he has overdone it in training, he looked fatigued in training and he’s overdone it,’ said Saunders, from Hertfordshire, northwest of London.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lyceum averts disaster, escapes Arellano to stay unbeaten End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Winning start LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Golovkin, from Kazakhstan but based in California, defends the other three versions of the world title (World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation) against Mexico’s Alvarez in a clash between boxing’s biggest stars now that Floyd Mayweather Jr has gone back into retirement.For Saunders, there can be no more excuses about motivation after an inactive and frustrating reign as champion. The 28-year-old English boxer won the WBO belt from Ireland’s Andy Lee in December 2015 but due to injuries and postponements has only fought once since, an unimpressive points win over Artur Akavov at a leisure centre in Scotland in December.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 Saunders (24 wins, 0 defeats, 12 KOs) feels rejuvenated and credits new trainer Dominic Ingle with improving his conditioning ahead of facing American Monroe (21 wins, 2 defeats, 6 KOs).‘Confidence boost’last_img read more

Ronaldo joins Messi as five-time winner of FIFA player award

first_imgPortuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA’s best player award.The Real Madrid forward was crowned player of the year on Monday at the FIFA Best ceremony at the London Palladium theater attended by runner-up Messi and third-placed Neymar.ADVERTISEMENT A second successive honor for Ronaldo was expected after a season in which the Portuguese eclipsed his award counterparts in the trophy stakes.As well as Spanish league and Spanish Super Cup success, Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final against Juventus to win European soccer’s elite competition for the third time in four seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRonaldo’s coach at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, was crowned coach of the year.FIFA has shifted its award ceremony from its usual January slot to October so players are judged across a season — based on the typical European schedule — rather than the calendar year. View comments Metta World Peace joins Lakers’ G League team as assistant coach The women’s award honored the Netherlands’ success at the European Championship in August. Lieke Martens, who scored in the final win over Denmark, won the player’s award and Sarina Wiegman collected the coaching accolade.The Puskas Award for best goal went to Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a scorpion-style kick. The Puskas Award-winning goal from an overhead back-heeled strike came on New Year’s Day in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 awardlast_img read more

Tatum’s big fourth quarter helps Celtics top Hornets

first_img“Tatum stepped up for us,” said Al Horford, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds. “He’s not afraid of the moment. One thing that helps him is he stays poised, very focused. It doesn’t matter how the game has been going up until that point. He seems to make the right plays down the stretch.”Tatum had two fast-breaks dunks and a nifty baseline drive in which he blew past Dwight Howard before drawing a foul as the Celtics broke open a tight game in the fourth.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 folk“It comes with the amount games we’ve played,” Tatum said. “Each and every day I’m getting more comfortable and getting into a rhythm.”Kyrie Irving led Boston with 21 points. The Celtics had dropped three of four, including a 111-103 loss to visiting Washington on Christmas Day. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Understanding what we’re trying to accomplish and knowing that when the game has to slow down, the spots that he needs to be in, the spots that he can take advantage of and being able to have the confidence to be put in that position,” said Irving, who had eight assists. “He’s taking full advantage of it.”The Hornets trailed by as many as 20 in the first half, but cut the lead to one entering the fourth quarter after holding the Celtics to 7-of-23 shooting in the third.But Charlotte never led.Terry Rozier, who had 15 points, knocked down a 3-point to start the fourth and Horford scored inside to give the Celtics some breathing room.Aron Baynes played a pivotal role on defense, helping hold Howard to 3-of-10 shooting from the field. Baynes consistently pushed Howard away from the low block, forcing him to take difficult shots and finished with nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) reacts after making a basket against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—Rookie Jayson Tatum said he is beginning to feel more comfortable with the NBA game. It’s beginning to show, too.Tatum scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-91 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Nowitzki, Mavericks beat Pacers to end eight-game road skid OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kemba Walker scored 24 points and Howard had 12 points and 17 rebounds for the Hornets, who are in the midst of a freefall down the Eastern Conference standings. Charlotte has lost 13 of 17 ahead of a four-game West Coast trip beginning Friday night at Golden State.With Boston leading by four early in the fourth quarter, Tatum scored on an alley-oop dunk on a fast break. A few possessions later he scored on a reverse layup, and then added a block at the other end.Tatum was able to pick his spots because the Hornets shifted their focus in the fourth quarter to blitzing Irving when he had the ball.“Kyrie is drawing a ton of attention in that moment and Al draws a lot of attention, so a couple of Jayson’s baskets were off of that,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said.Irving said Tatum has tremendous patience.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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