Neil’s Cardiff club nears EPL promotion

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cuisiners lean on PH bowler, rule PBF-PIO Corp Cup event Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “This is a big opportunity for us and we can’t get ahead of ourselves,” said Etheridge, who was part of Fulham’s squad in the Premier League until 2014.With Etheridge starting on goal, Cardiff again proved resolute defensively as it picked up its 27th win of the season. The victory proved huge as Cardiff has lost three of its last six games.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 crownWolverhampton has clinched the division title and the first of two automatic promotion spots, while Cardiff can join them in the top flight next season with a win against Reading on Sunday.Cardiff needs to just match Fulham’s result against Birmingham to seal promotion. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player PLAY LIST 01:29Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player01:06Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Filipino international goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and Welsh club Cardiff City moved a step closer to promotion to English Premier League after a vital 2-0 away win over Hull City, 2-0, on Saturday in their English Championship clash.Cardiff got two goals from captain Sean Morrison to secure maximum points as it climbed back to second spot, a point ahead of Fulham with a match remaining in the 46-game season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Basketball Without Borders returns to India

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant sits on a stage during a NBA academy event in Greater Noida, a suburb of New Delhi on July 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMANEW YORK — Basketball Without Borders is returning to India.The NBA and FIBA announced Friday that Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018 will be held May 30-June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region.ADVERTISEMENT Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title The event with the Basketball Federation of India will bring together top male and female players ages 17 and under to learn from NBA and FIBA players and coaches.Former WNBA stars Jennifer Azzi and Ruth Riley also will oversee a development camp for female prospects. The NBA Academy India will host the camp as part of The NBA Academies Women’s Program on May 27-29.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 Basketball Without Borders returns to India for the first time since 2008. It launched in 2001 and has reached more than 3,000 participants from 127 countries.last_img read more

Bucks player ‘gave in’ during arrest to avoid officers’ guns

first_imgAn officer had approached Brown because he was double-parked in a handicap spot and the interaction quickly escalated. The officer called for backup as the conversation with Brown became tense and a half-dozen squad cars responded.Brown said he thought he and the first responding officer were simply “going to have a dialogue back and forth between two men” and didn’t expect the situation to escalate.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“I don’t see what I could have done different,” said Brown, whose father was a police officer in Maywood, Illinois, where the Bucks guard grew up. He said that before moving to Milwaukee his interactions with police had been for minor things, like traffic tickets.“I’ve encountered polite, rude, everything. But things didn’t escalate in those situations,” he said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At one point after backup arrived, Brown was surrounded by four officers. One of them asked him to take his hands out of his pockets and a scuffle immediately ensued. Within seconds, one officer yelled “Taser! Taser! Taser!” and Brown was on the ground groaning in pain.The video was publicly released Wednesday.Three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications.Police Chief Alfonso Morales personally apologized to Brown last month when he went to the Bucks’ practice facility to show him the video.“I get mad every time I watch it,” Brown said. “I was defenseless.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Brown’s attorney did not grant an interview request from The Associated Press with his client.Despite what happened, Brown said he doesn’t regret joining the Milwaukee Bucks.“These incidents happen in every state, every county, every jurisdiction,” he said. “I’ve gotten a lot of love and support from Milwaukee.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. The release comes as city officials who’ve viewed the videos have expressed concern about how officers conducted themselves. Even leaders of the police department have hinted the video may make them look bad. (Milwaukee Police Department via AP)MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he “gave in” when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn’t want officers to “pull out their guns.”“I was just being smart. I just wanted to get out of the situation and get home,” Brown told the Journal Sentinel. He said he still gets upset when he watches the video of his interaction with officers in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Jan. 26.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PVL: Injured Tiu staying positive as Angels string wins together

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As the Angels try to swing their momentum further, one of them is unfortunately missing out on all the action.Wensh Tiu, who was instrumental in the Angels’ first win, is set to miss a maximum of six weeks after suffering an injury on her right ankle but she is not letting the setback hamper her positive attitude.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“I’m just thinking that I will do my best in my recovery, take care of myself so I can speed this up,” said Tiu in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre after the Angels’ victory over Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-19, 20-25, 28-26, 25-21.“I find ways in how I can help my team while I’m recovering from the injury and give them moral support.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tiu injured her ankle on May 20 in the Angels’ five-set victory over BanKo, 15-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-9, where she put up 10 points.Unknown to Tiu her breakout game would be her last before the injury sidelined her.Tiu said she won’t dwell on the negatives of her injury and that she would just look at the brighter side of things even though she’s not on the court during the Angels’ three-game winning streak.“I’m not that frustrated even though I’m not playing because the team’s been winning,” said Tiu. “I’m not thinking that this injury would be permanent so I’m still looking forward to playing after a few weeks.”ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Ravena not allowed to play in ‘any league,’ practice with NLEX during ban Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After starting the season three straight losses, PetroGazz has finally found its rhythm in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference racking up three consecutive wins to get to the fourth place.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

June Mar Fajardo leading PBA BPC, MVP races

first_imgFajardo’s San Miguel teammates Arwind Santos, the 2013 MVP, and Alex Cabagnot are also in the top five of the MVP race.Santos is at fourth with 23.4 average SPs and Cabagnot is at fifth with 22.0 average SPs.And the MVP plum isn’t the only trophy Fajardo is on pace to win, the Best Player of the Conference award for the Commissioner’s Cup is also within reach.Fajardo overtook Alaska’s Vic Manuel, who was at the top spot of the race the last time the PBA released the information early this month, in terms of average SPs.San Miguel’s center has 38.77 average SPs through the end of the Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals while Manuel has 37.58 average SPs.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs June Mar Fajardo is not done rewriting history.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Resilient Jeron Teng grateful to be playing basketball again After shattering Danny Ildefonso’s nearly 16-year-old record for most number of Best Player of the Conference awards, the jovial giant is on pace to become the only player in PBA history to have five MVP plums.As of the end of the quarterfinals, Fajardo holds a big lead in terms of average statistical over the nearest contender in Stanley Pringle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Fajardo has 29.6 average SPs across the Philippine Cup and before the start of the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.Globalport’s Pringle has 25.3 average SPs while Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar is at third with 23.6 average SPs. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If Fajardo, who’s on his sixth year in the league, wins Best Player of the Conference, it would be his seventh award giving him two more trophies than Ildefonso did in his entire 17-year career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

FEU tramples UST, advances to PVL finals

first_imgCarpio 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments INQUIRER FILEFar Eastern University followed up its Game 2 win with a 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17 victory over University of Santo Tomas in their rubber match in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference semifinals Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws will face University of the Philippines in the championship round with the Golden Tigresses taking on Adamson University in the bronze medal series.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Hanoi seeks hosting F1 racecenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU enjoyed solid outputs from four of its players with Jerrili Malabanan leading the way with 13 points.Lady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua said his players have slowly moved on from the departure of star Bernadeth Pons who graduated in early 2018 and are starting to rely on themselves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I told them that they shouldn’t look for Pons because we can’t change the fact that she’s already a graduate so the players have to help each other,” said Pascua in Filipino.“They shouldn’t rely on just the veterans or on just three people, what they need to do is work as a team.” Kyle Negrito and rookie Lycha Ebon had 12 points apiece to help Malabanan while Heather Guino-o added 11 points.Eya Laure had 15 points to lead the Golden Tigresses while Caitlyn Viray added 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Bortnikov gave no further details in comments reported by the Tass state news agency.Russia used thousands of police and cutting-edge surveillance technology to guard the World Cup. However, four Pussy Riot protesters managed to run onto the field during the final.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 ChrissIn April, Russia said “extremists” and nationalist soccer hooligans had planned to attack World Cup events in the city of Samara but were foiled. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOSCOW— Russia says it thwarted attempted drone attacks at this year’s World Cup.Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, says his officers “took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major political and sports events, most of all during the soccer World Cup.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Belingon ‘100 percent confident’ vs Fernandes in ONE title unification fight Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Wimbledon set for huge expansion

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments On Thursday, the All England club announced a vote had gone in its favor, and that the transfer, pending court approval, would go through on December 21.A statement said it was “an important and exciting step” for the club and the future of Wimbledon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The decision of the Wimbledon Park Golf Club members to vote in favor of the acquisition offer is a hugely significant moment for the AELTC and the Championships,” said All England club chairman Philip Brook.“We have achieved what we set out to do many months ago in having certainty in our planning for the future.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img GALLERY: 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Combine New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud PLAY LIST 01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud00:50Trending Articles01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Britain’s Andy Murray poses for a selfie after a training session at Wimbledon tennis club in southwest London on July 1, 2017, prior to the start of the tennis tournament on July 3. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)Wimbledon’s expansion plans have taken a huge step forward after the neighboring golf club in London voted to sell its land.The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) made an offer, reported to be £65 million ($82 million), to buy Wimbledon Park Golf Club’s land in a move that would see its estate roughly triple in size.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Top of the wish list will be moving the Wimbledon qualifiers from their current Roehampton home to the main Wimbledon site, in keeping with the other three Grand Slam events.“Over time, we plan to migrate the qualifying competition onto the land in order to elevate the event to world-class standards,” the statement added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Starting the year right

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gonzalez is another big fish with a record of 47-2 with 39 stoppages. The Nicaraguan, known for his ferocious style, is the first boxer to win world titles in all four of the lowest weight classes—minimumweight, light flyweight, flyweight and super flyweight.Strangely, Nietes didn’t holler the name of compatriot Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-2 with 20 KOs).Both Nietes and Ancajas faced fellow Filipinos in 2018, with the former drawing Aston Palicte last September in California, and the latter decisioning Jonas Sultan last May, also in the United States.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Donnie Nietes of Philippines (C) celebrates his victory over Kazuto Ioka of Japan during their WBO super flyweight championship boxing bout in Macau on December 31, 2018. AFPDonnie Nietes is finally ready for the big stage.Immediately after scoring a split decision victory over Japanese fighter Kazuto Ioka on Monday, New Year’s Eve, for his fourth weight division title, the 36-year-old Filipino called out the top dogs of the junior bantamweight class.ADVERTISEMENT Nietes, humble legend, now a proud star! Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk After lording it over in the minor league, Nietes is hoping to tangle with the likes of Sirisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez, all A-listers in lower weight divisions and who command big-money fights.But first, the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight boss has to consider weapons in his arsenal.At 42-1-5 with 23 knockouts, Nietes is not considered a made-for-TV boxer because of his plain, highly technical style.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 ChrissRungvisai, the Thai two-time WBC super flyweight champ (47-4-1 with 41 KOs), is a highly entertaining fighter and is the lineal champ in the division, having defeated top guy Estrada in February 2018 in California.The Mexican Estrada (38-3 with 26 KOs) is former unified flyweight champion and is also a marquee boxer because of his flashy style. Among his Filipino victims are Brian Viloria and Milan Melindo.last_img read more

Azkals take first steps

first_imgMOST READ “Everyone in the world of football expects Korea not to lose. The players are focused and have been training very well. We’ll see what we can do. We are very optimistic.”It will be a moment to savor for everyone involved in the team from captain Phil Younghusband down to the 22 other players in the squad as they finally get their reward for the hard work and sacrifice they put in just to thrust Philippine football into the continent’s elite.As the lowest ranked team in Group C with China and Kyrgyzstan, the Azkals have no illusion that the tournament will be a trouble-free coming-out party. And with the Koreans as their first assignment, they cannot expect any favors from the 1956 and 1960 champions.“It will be tough and they’re obviously the favorites in our group and favorites for the competition,” said Younghusband.“When the draw was made I was happy that we’ve got one of the big teams. It will be a great experience for the team. It will sort of put in perspective and give us a gauge of where we really are as a team and how far we really need to go to compete with teams in Asia.”ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Pacquiao: Into the homestretch The Azkals can also draw inspiration from what the Koreans achieved in the Fifa World Cup last year when they stunned 2014 champion Germany, 2-0, in the group stage.Portuguese coach Paolo Bento will be without Tottenham striker Son Heung-min but youngsters Kim Min-jae and Hwang In-beom and Lee Jae-sung pose a heavy scoring threat for the Koreans.It will be the fist competitive meeting between the countries since Koreans’ 5-0 demolition of the Azkals in the 1978 Asian Cup preliminary in Manila.“I think it will be a good game,” said Younghusband.“It will be tough. We’ll need a bit of luck. I think if we can keep it close. We can keep it competitive. You will never know. There’s been some big shocks in football. When you step on that field, give everything we’ve got, who knows what could happen in that game, but it will be tough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. When the Azkals step on the pitch at Al Maktoum Stadium for the showdown against continental giant South Korea at 5:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in the Philippines), they will mark another milestone for a country where the sport has been an afterthought.Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson has instilled a strong belief in his side, that with some luck, they could get a result against a country that regularly plays in the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We have a lot of respect against Korea, but we should not be afraid [against them],” said Eriksson, who took England to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2002 and 2006.“We should go out and play our type of football. Of course Korea will play. They are a strong opponent. But we cannot just defend.” View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Coach Sven Goran Eriksson gather the PH Azkals during a break in practice ahead of their debut Asian Cup match on Monday against South Korea.—mfalkesgaard InstagramDUBAI—It doesn’t get any bigger than this for the Philippine Azkals.Long regarded as one of the continent’s weakest teams, the Azkals finally take a bow in Asian football’s grandest stage as they begin their AFC Asian Cup campaign on Monday night in this bustling Emirate city where close to 700,000 Filipinos reside.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more