PH football teams finish fourth in SEA Games

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Twitter account.The Philippine football squads finished in fourth place both in the men’s and women’s division in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.But the under-22 squad ended its campaign with a 2-1 victory over Timor Leste Thursday UM Arena Stadium in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Raymar Jose credits teammates for MVP honorcenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay 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) Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ What’s in store for your animal sign this year Women Football Match Between Malaysia vs Philippines at Stadium UiTM Shah Alam on 15 August 2017. Photo by Faeiz Shah | MASOCMeanwhile, the Malditas faced a 3-0 deficit against Thailand before Hali Moriah Long scored off a Marnelli Dimzon assist to give the Philippines its lone goal in added time.The Philippines had three points after a victory and three defeats in the women’s tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Same could not be said for the Malditas, who lost 1-3 to Thailand over at UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam.Jarvey Gayoso’s brace helped the Philippines wind up with six points on two wins and three defeats in the football tournament.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’Gayoso first put the Philippines up, 1-0, in the 13th minute before Timor Leste equalized just before the halftime break.The 20-year-old striker saved his best for last, squeaking a goal at the 94th minute to end the Filipinos’ run on a high note. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Neymar is in tears after coach Tite defends his reputation

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ NBA: Vince Carter hopes Raptors will retire his jersey Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In September, Neymar was caught in the middle of a media storm when he argued with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty, which Cavani — the club’s top scorer this season and last — eventually did.Emery did not make it clear afterward who is the designated penalty-taker going forward.“I have no issue with Cavani, no issue with the coach. On the contrary, I came to PSG with his support,” Neymar said. “We had a meeting and he said he was going to help me, help me achieve goals with the club and the group. I want this story of me having problems to end.”Tite sternly took Neymar’s defense, which led to Neymar crying.“People always said I had problems with Neymar. We are sick of hearing that. I can say he has personality and character,” Tite said. “We are not perfect, we are human beings. Sometimes we react in the wrong way. I did that in my career. But we have to be careful when we talk about people’s character and nature. I can talk about Neymar’s character, nature, and big heart.”Earlier, Fernandinho was fouled in the box and Neymar converted the penalty in the ninth minute, sending Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima the wrong way. The referee at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille used video assistance to award the penalty.Neymar’s second penalty attempt was blocked by Kawashima. Hotaru Yamagushi was sanctioned for a clumsy challenge on Gabriel Jesus in the 17th.Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus also scored for Brazil in the first half. Tomoaki Makino scored for Japan in the second half.Brazil has embarked on a mini-tour of Europe and will next play England at Wembley Stadium next week.Brazil and Japan have qualified for the World Cup in Russia. After Tite defended Neymar, Neymar cried, hugged Tite, and left the conference.According to reports, Neymar has been unhappy with Emery’s use of video to review matches — considering them too long — and they also had a falling out during a training session. Sports daily L’Equipe reported that Neymar even did the opposite to what Emery asked on one occasion.Neymar was rested last Saturday as Angers was beaten 5-0, with Emery saying he was being rested because of a minor knock, which further fueled stories of tensions between them.Neymar continued to dismiss them.“I don’t like made up stories. My trouble is with part of the press. It is not against everyone,” Neymar said. “It is against those that think they know it all, but they don’t.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Brazil’s Neymar controls the ball during their international friendly soccer match Brazil against Japan at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)Having scored one penalty and missed another penalty in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Japan in Lille on Friday, Neymar then cried at a news conference after his coach defended his reputation.Brazil coach Tite was moved to defend Neymar following reports this week in the French media that Neymar has fallen out with Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery. Reports in Spain even linked Neymar — who only just joined PSG for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($260 million) — with a move to Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Speaking after the win against Japan, Neymar insisted he is happy at PSG.“I had a great welcome at PSG. Everyone treated me with care and respect,” he said. “Any move to a new place of work has difficulties, it takes a while, but it also depends on people at the club to make adaptation quicker. That’s what happened to me, I adapted quickly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe also dismissed reports of a fallout with Emery.“I talked to Tite, this is something that has hurt me little by little,” Neymar said. “These stories are made up by people who are not in PSG, who are not there day by day.”last_img read more

Celtics get back at Pistons

first_imgAl Horford had 18 points, Jaylen Brown scored 12, reserve Marcus Smart also had 12 points and smooth-shooting rookie Jayson Tatum scored 11 for the Celtics. Tatum made a 3-pointer late to help hold off a potential comeback by the Pistons, putting Boston ahead by eight points with 1:55 left.Boston shut down the Pistons’ offense after giving up a season-high 118 points on 52 percent shooting in the loss to them. On Sunday, the Celtics held Detroit to a season low in points and forced it to miss two-thirds of its shots.Baynes kept a hand, arm or shoulder on Drummond while defending him, keeping him out of the lane as much as possible.“They never took a body off him, and we could never take advantage of it,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “He got shots for other guys, but we didn’t make any of them.”The Pistons have lost six straight for the first time since late in the 2014-15 season.ADVERTISEMENT When Detroit beat the Celtics last month, Drummond scored 26 points and Jackson had 20. In the rematch, Drummond didn’t make a shot until late in the game and finished with just six points on 1-of-5 shooting while Jackson was 0 for 9 with two points.“We were locked in,” said Boston center Aron Baynes said. “Our offense wasn’t as crisp as we wanted it to be, but defensively we had a game plan and we stuck with it. We were trying to pack the paint and make them make plays from the outside. Last time, they really had whatever they wanted inside the paint.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe Eastern Conference-leading Celtics bounced back from a loss Friday night at San Antonio, extending their feat of losing consecutive games only once this season.“We responded not only to that loss at home (to Detroit), but also to the tough Spurs loss,” said Boston’s Kyrie Irving, who scored 16 points. “We want to continue to build character and identity for our team and be responsive with a quick turnaround.” Boston Celtics forward Al Horford, center, goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons forwards Stanley Johnson (7) and Tobias Harris, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT — The Boston Celtics prevented Andre Drummond from scoring in the paint and quieted Reggie Jackson on the perimeter.That helped Boston get revenge from a rare loss in a 91-81 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We’ve lost some confidence and we need to get it back,” Van Gundy said. “We knew we were going to play a month unlike anyone else in the NBA, and we started it well, but now it has gotten bad.”TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Morris, who was acquired in last summer’s trade with Detroit for Bradley, didn’t play and is expected to sit out the next game before having his left knee evaluated in Boston. … Horford left the game briefly in the first half, favoring his right leg as he limped off the court.“I just banged knees,” Horford said.Pistons: Tobias Harris scored 19, reserve Anthony Tolliver had 15 points and Avery Bradley scored 12 against his former team. Ish Smith added 11 points off the bench, taking advantage of an opportunity to play in place of the cold-shooting Jackson.“We had a lot of open shots, but I think someone put a lid on the basket,” Jackson said. “I couldn’t get anything to go down.”HE SAID IT“My job is to be a truth teller for these guys,” Van Gundy said. “When they were 10-3, they weren’t as good as everyone was saying. And now that they have lost six straight, they aren’t as bad as everyone is saying.”UP NEXTCeltics: Wrap up a three-game road trip Monday night at Chicago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’

first_imgMaguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer PLAY LIST 01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer01:32Atty Harry Roque comments on Maguindanao massacre verdict03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taking his place, in an interim basis, is the school’s athletic director Rod Roque who had his first match in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament against Far Eastern University Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Roque, who won eight straight titles as head coach of the UE boys’ volleyball team, said Vicente left the Lady Warriors for “personal reasons.”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“Coach Francis, I know deep within him why he left,” said Roque in Filipino after their loss to the Lady Tamaraws, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22. “He left personally, he just told us that he would be leaving due to ‘personal reasons.’”“When he said that, we didn’t even bother asking why. We respected his decision. When he said that it’s a personal reason that is what we will say to everyone. Let’s not dig into it.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was the end of an unfruitful era for University of the East when former head coach Francis Vicente left.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Vicente, a multi-titled coach with University of Santo Tomas in the high school division, was UE’s head coach for four years where he compiled a record of 2-45 and those two wins were both against Adamson University.Roque added he wants the Lady Warriors, who fell to a 0-6 hole, to move on from what happened in the past and try to improve on where they are in the UAAP landscape.“I told them ‘we move on’and whatever they experienced in the past let’s just move on,” said Roque. “I won’t change anything under coach Francis’ system because it’s been there for four years.”“What I’ll do is slowly inject my own system. We’ll be correcting our mistakes in the next few days and we will try to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia earns twice-to-beat, pulls plug on Meralco’s playoff hopes Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Impressive season lays groundwork for Pacers future

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Not bad for a team that was supposed to be sitting home and plotting draft strategy long ago.“This was one of the most amazing seasons of my career,” forward Thaddeus Young said. “We played for one another, not as individuals. It’s tough (being eliminated), but this is a great group of guys. We all gave our blood and sweat to the game and each other.”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 crownAnd it could be just the start.The Pacers’ future looks far brighter now than it did 12 months ago after they were swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sabonis, a lottery pick in 2016, became a key contributor off the bench. Point guard Darren Collison was the NBA’s most accurate 3-point shooter, and Young and Bojan Bogdanovic thrived in their roles, too.Four of the starting five and Sabonis are already under contract for next season with Young being the lone exception. He and backup point guard Cory Joseph have player options and Pritchard likely will exercise the team option on Lance Stephenson.If Young and Joseph opt in, the Pacers would have their top eight players back from a team that won 48 games, fell just short of finishing in the top four in the Eastern Conference and was within four points late in their final playoff game at Cleveland.“We did an amazing job this year sticking together,” Stephenson said. “This is one of the funnest teams I’ve been on. We left it on the floor every night, every game. Each and every one of us had a goal. Now, everyone in the world knows who we are.”Now, they’re out to prove they can be dramatically better next season.The key may be the continued development of Myles Turner, Indiana’s 22-year-old center and one of the league’s leaders in blocks. The Pacers need him to get stronger and become a better rebounder.At times this season, he showed just how dominant he could be.Now, the Pacers are asking him to stay healthy, become a more consistent scorer and help Oladipo lead this team to greater successes.“I wouldn’t trade this year or the men in that locker room for anyone. It’s been phenomenal,” Oladipo said. “It’s the best locker room I’ve been a part of. It’s been an honor playing with those men and I look forward to growing with them in the future.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES 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 Back then, there questions about Paul George’s future in Indiana loomed heavily over the franchise. By late June, new general manager Kevin Pritchard was forced into a difficult choice when George’s camp made his plans public: Take one more shot at winning a title with George and risk losing him in free agency or start rebuilding immediately.Pritchard opted for a widely panned trade that netted Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.It all turned out just fine for Pritchard and the Pacers.Oladipo emerged as the leader of this young group, earned his first All-Star trip, won the league’s steals title and eventually figured out how to deal with constant double teams, a familiar treatment for superstars.“They obviously have the snake in Vic, unbelievable jump from last year to this year,” LeBron James said after scoring 45 points in a Game 7 victory. “I mean, we all saw the improvement and why he is a franchise-caliber player and everybody on down, they just got a well-rounded team and they definitely pushed us, pushed us to the brink.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Indiana Pacers bench watches late in the second half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-101. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers were full of surprises this season.They won more games than expected. They proved more competitive than projected. Heck, they even forced the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs into a decisive seventh game all while receiving the stamp of approval from the world’s best player.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Rockets get back at Jazz with rout in Utah

first_imgRoyce O’ Neale scored 17 points. Alec Burks chipped in 14 points while Rudy Gobert added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz.Utah never got on track on offense. The Jazz shot poorly over the first three quarters and committed 16 turnovers. Houston scored 19 points off those turnovers.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 crownOn the heels of a listless first-half effort in Game 2, Houston avoided enduring another slow start. The Rockets picked apart Utah’s defense practically from the opening tip.Houston opened the game by scoring baskets on six of its first seven possessions. Harden capped the flurry with his first basket to put the Rockets up 15-5. It only grew worse for the Jazz from there. The Rockets led by as many as 22 in the first quarter, taking a 37-15 lead on back-to-back baskets from Harden and Gerald Green. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Houston made 16 of its 26 shots in the first quarter and totaled 39 points in the period. As effective as the Rockets were on offense, their defense proved equally troublesome for Utah. They forced the Jazz to commit six turnovers before the second quarter and scored nine points off those turnovers.Utah cut Houston’s lead 49-34 midway through the second quarter after O’ Neale scored three straight baskets to fuel a 9-0 run. Clint Capela ended the run with a dunk and the Rockets proceeded to outscore the Jazz 31-9 over a 10 minute stretch extending into the third quarter. They pushed their lead to 80-43 on a driving layup from Ariza with 8:01 left in the quarter.TIP-INS:Rockets: Gordon finished with a postseason-high in points. …Houston did not commit a turnover in the first quarter. … The Rockets outscored the Jazz 20-10 in fastbreak points after totaling just five in Game 2. … Houston finished with 50 points in the paint for the second straight game.Jazz: Derrick Favors exited with an ankle sprain in the third quarter. Favors totaled two points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes. … Houston’s 39 first quarter points is the most given up by Utah in any quarter in a playoff game this season. … Donovan Mitchell scored only 10 points after going just 4-of-16 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Spurs’ Becky Hammon plans to interview with Bucks Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES 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 Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) receives a high-five from teammate Nene after Harden scored against the Utah Jazz during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Friday, May 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Rockets won 113-92. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden had 25 points and 12 assists to lead Houston to a 113-92 win over Utah in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series on Friday night.Eric Gordon added 25 points and Chris Paul had 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Rockets. Houston beat Utah in Salt Lake City for the third time this season to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

World Cup: France hopes luck won’t be needed to get past Peru

first_img“Thirty thousand Peruvians came to Moscow, so they are very excited and enthusiastic,” Deschamps said. “We played Colombia in March and we saw that they are not only aggressive, but they have very good players.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES 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 Upcoming games ‘do-or-die’ for Magnolia Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img France can’t count on such good fortune against a disciplined Peru defense, and coach Didier Deschamps didn’t rule out tweaking his lineup.“I will have 11 (players) against Peru,” Deschamps said. “It may be the same, it may be different ones, but those three attacking players played as they should play. I have a good group. Each of them has his say among the 23 players.”GUERRERO WATCHOne of the key questions for Peru will be how coach Ricardo Gareca uses the country’s all-time leading scorer, Paolo Guerrero.After having a doping ban lifted just before the start of the tournament, the 34-year-old striker came on as a substitute against Denmark and played well in about 30 minutes of action. He almost scored twice, the last time using his unique skill set to nearly create what would have been an equalizing goal.It’s the kind of effort that could prompt Gareca to return Guerrero to a starting role for this match, which will determine whether Peru has a chance of advancing to the second round for the first time since 1978.FAN ADVANTAGEPeru brought one of the largest contingents of fans to Russia. Tens of thousands are following the Incas during their first World Cup appearance in 36 years.They were loud throughout Peru’s opener at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, at times drowning out their Danish counterparts.That support could be a factor in trying to rattle France’s stars. Deschamps said the fans reminded him of Colombia’s supporters during friendly in Paris that Colombia won 3-2. The only previous meeting between the teams was a 1982 friendly that Peru won 1-0.TROUBLED TRIOFrance’s top attackers — Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele — were underwhelming against Australia.France outshot its opponent 12-6. Griezmann had five of those attempts, Mbappe had one and Dembele played 70 minutes without a shot on goal. Griezmann’s goal came after a penalty, the byproduct of a video assistant referee review of a foul on the sideline.The other goal was initially credited to Paul Pogba before a panel of former coaches and players determined it actually came off a touch by Australia’s Aziz Behich.ADVERTISEMENT France benefited from some good fortune. Its first goal came after a penalty called with the aid of video review. Then it scored again on a fluky goal that was found by goal-line technology to have crossed the line and was later determined to have been last touched by an Australian player.France was one of only two teams ranked in FIFA’s top seven to win its opening match. The other was Belgium.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 crownA win Thursday night against Peru at Yekaterinburg Arena would put France in position to wrap up a second consecutive appearance in the round of 16.The Peruvians held a 17-10 advantage in shots on goal but failed to capitalize on their chances during a 1-0 loss to Denmark . Peru’s task could be even harder against Group C favorite France, which it will be facing for the first time in World Cup play. 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina France’s players run on the field during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — The pre-tournament favorites at this World Cup have struggled so far. France is no exception — but at least it has a win.Les Bleus, who are seventh in the FIFA world rankings, got past Australia 2-1 in their opener despite a mostly lackluster effort from their trio of elite strikers.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Alvarez beats Golovkin by majority decision in rematch

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Alvarez’s victory ended the 36-year-old’s dream of securing a record-breaking 21st consecutive defence of his middleweight titles.While Golovkin was widely believed to have been unlucky not to win their first encounter last year, there was no controversy about Saturday’s outcome.“We had a great fight, the one we expected the first time around,” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez said.“I had it close going into the 12th round. We had good judges who saw it from different angles – I can’t complain about the decision, but it’s close enough to warrant a third fight. “Canelo fought a great fight, congratulations.”ADVERTISEMENT PH rowers bag fourth gold medal in ICF world championships Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The contest followed an acrimonious build-up which saw both camps trade insults in the wake of Alvarez’s two failed drug tests in February which forced the cancellation of an earlier May 5 rematch. The two boxers needed to be separated at Friday’s weigh-in after Alvarez charged at Golovkin as they faced off.Alvarez was banned for six months after testing positive for the banned performance enhancing substance Clenbuterol. The Mexican blamed the test failures on eating contaminated meat in his native Mexico. However Golovkin had infuriated the Alvarez camp by repeatedly rubbishing his opponent’s explanation for the test results, accusing the Mexican of being a dope cheat.The acrimony was forgotten in the aftermath of Saturday, with both men embracing.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 Both fighters fought cagily from the outset, reluctant to trade heavy blows. Canelo unruffledGolovkin appeared to edge clear in the early rounds, working well behind his stiff left jab, but Alvarez remained unruffled.The Mexican, who had been accused of “running” in the first fight, came forward relentlessly and dominated the mid part of the fight.On all three judges cards Alvarez dominated the middle rounds from the fifth through to the eighth, building a handy lead to defend in the closing stages.Golovkin attempted to rally, rocking Alvarez with a stinging right hand in the 10th before pinning him on the ropes with a flurry of hooks.But Golovkin was never able to press home his advantage, and each time Alvarez was able to evade the looming danger to respond with blows of his own.With Golovkin needing a big finish in the 12th, Alvarezagain proved up to the challenge, shrugging off an early uppercut to hold on for the win.An array of stars from the movie and sports world were amongst a crowd of 21,965 for the most anticipated fight of the year, with LeBron James rubbing shoulders with Hollywood icons such as Denzel Washington and Will Smith.But the technical, tactical battle never quite lived up to the explosive classic which fans had hoped for. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPMexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkinin another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after they had fought to a controversial draw at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez inflicted the first defeat of Kazakh slugger Golovkin’s career after two judges scored it 115-113 in his favour, with another judge scoring it even at 114-114.“I am a great fighter, and I showed it tonight,” Alvarezsaid. 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“If the people want another round, I’ll do it again,” added Alvarez, who improves to 50-1-2. “I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight. It was a clear victory.”Golovkin, who fell to 38-1-1 after the loss, left the ring without speaking to television reporters. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

LOOK: A naked Chiellini photobombs Ronaldo-Bellanova pic

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Clarkson sparks injury-riddled Cavaliers past Hornets Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In the photo posted on Bellanova’s twitter account, he posed for a picture with Ronaldo outside the Juventus dressing room after the game.However, the frame caught a nude Chiellini seemingly unaware of Bellanova and Ronaldo’s picture-taking. When Bellanova posted the photo on Twitter, it quickly spread over social media and people were quick to point out the gaffe.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 ChrissBellanova eventually took down the photo and issued an apology in his Instagram account.“I am deeply sorry… I apologize first of all with Giorgio Chiellini. It was not my intention.” /kga MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SCREENGRAB from https://www.express.co.ukLooks like a win of Juventus over AC Milan last Sunday was not the only one that hit the headlines, as Giorgio Chiellini — in his birthday suit — made it there, too.A picture of AC Milan’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Raoul Bellanova had circulated like wildfire on social media since a naked Chiellini appeared to have photobombed it.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

La Salle-Dasma avoids winless PSL Collegiate Grand Slam campaign

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The Lady Patriots had three players in double figures led by Eunice Castillo, who scored a game-high 16 points.Rain Ramos and Basilyn Delfin added 14 points each for La Salle-Dasma, which ended its stint with a 1-4 record.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 ChrissIt was an all-around effort by Castillo, who had three blocks and six service aces.After an error-prone third set, the Lady Patriots regrouped and went back to their strengths. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Aliah Marce and Lency Duarte paced the Eagles with 14 and 13 points, respectively. CSA also wrapped up the tournament with a 1-4 slate.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia De La Salle University-Dasmariñas avoided a winless campaign after beating Colegio San Agustin-Biñan, 25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 25-16, in the inaugural Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Robert Bolick signs 2-year max deal with NorthPort Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more