Swansea the big winners as EPL relegation fight heats up

first_imgLONDON (AP): With an arm draped around one of his players, Swansea manager Paul Clement walked towards the team’s celebrating fans and held up two of his fingers. Two games to secure English Premier League (EPL) survival. And this relegation battle could go right to the wire. Swansea were the big winners yesterday as the fight to stay in the world’s richest domestic league took more twists across three back-to-back games. After witnessing losses for relegation rivals Crystal Palace and then Hull, Swansea beat Everton 1-0 to climb out of the bottom three for the first time in a month. That’s seven points won from the last three games for the Welsh club that looked in such a mess in late December when it fired American coach Bob Bradley. “It’s one of my proudest moments,” said Clement, a former assistant at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea, who is starting to look the part as a coach in his own right. Last-placed Sunderland are already down. Next-to-last Middlesbrough are set to drop, too, on Monday. It looks to be down to three teams – Palace, Swansea or Hull – for the other relegation place. Mathematically safe Palace have 38 points, Swansea 35, and Hull 34. Next week, Hull visit Palace and Swansea are away to Sunderland. Yesterday, Bournemouth and Stoke clinched another season in the Premier League. Burnley and Watford are all but mathematically safe. Swansea 1 Everton 0 The all-important goal by Fernando Llorente ended up being a stroke of luck. Jordan Ayew floated over a cross from the right and Llorente leapt highest at the far post, bundling the ball home with his left shoulder. For one of the best headers of the ball in the league, it was an ugly but decisive finish. This win for Swansea built on their victory over Stoke and a draw at Manchester United over the last two weeks. Other results: Hull 0 Sunderlands 2; Manchester City 5 Crystal Palace 0; Burnley 2 West Brom 2; Bournemouth 2 Stoke 2; Leicester 3 Watford 0.last_img

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January 20, 2020 | by

Last D-League semis slot at stake

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But even if the Rhum Masters blew their first try, Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson thinks his team just got pumped up in their bid for the last semifinal berth.The winner in the 4 p.m. knockout duel at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City will go up against No. 2 Cignal HD in the best-of-three semifinals.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’Flying V, the unbeaten top seed, will tangle with Centro Escolar University in the otherFinal Four pairing.“Do-or-die games excite us,” said Chongson. “We would’ve wanted to go the easy way out, but it is what is.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marinerong Pilipino thinks it has a strong shot at completing an upset of Tanduay in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.“Our goal from the start is to just make it to the semis and we’ll figure it out,” said Skippers coach Koy Banal. “And with the way we’re playing, the boys are willing to give their all, showing it through their actions and not by words.”ADVERTISEMENT Pablo proves she’s all worth it Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Tanduay holds a twice-to-beat advantage, so they get another shot even after bowing to Marinero, 74-72, last Thursday.“Our opponents were able to prove that in spite of being newcomers, they’re no pushovers,” said Chongson. “So we’ll have to show them more respect.”“We’re just as good as our last game,” said Banal. “We may be in a momentum, but Tanduay is a different kind of animal.” —JASMINE W. PAYOADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img

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January 19, 2020 | by

With first time jitters out of the way, Durham believes Bolts better prepared this time

first_imgPBA IMAGESWith Meralco’s last runner-up finish on his mind, Allen Durham is looking for a better finals showing from the Bolts this time out.After all, this not anybody’s first time any more—including him.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Last year was a first for everybody, aside from Jimmy (Alapag) and a couple of others. It was my first Finals in my pro career,” he said.Alapag, who is now an assistant coach, Reynel Hugnatan, and Jonathan Uyloan were the lone players from that crew which had prior Finals experience, while Jared Dillinger was limited due to his hamstring injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat left much of the responsibility of leading the Bolts in the champions round to the 29-year-old behemoth Durham.Unfortunately, Meralco fell short in six games against Ginebra capped by the biggest heartbreaker of all—Justin Brownlee’s title-clinching three to beat the buzzer in Game 6. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It was painful of a moment to swallow, but Durham said that the Bolts, more matured this time, look back at the loss as a rallying point in another duel against the Kings for the title.And not only did the players gain experience from their first final stint, the Bolts also added veterans Ranidel de Ocampo and Joseph Yeo to virtually intact roster .“I’ve forgotten about it, but it’s still kinda fueling me to get the win and hold the trophy. Now that we got the experience, we know what to expect,” he said.That includes the Kings’ “home court” advantage with Durham saying they have figured out how to tune the raucous crowd out.“We played Ginebra in that series (last year) and we played Ginebra this conference. The crowd is not going to be a factor. I think that experience alone is gonna help us a lot,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Arellano stays alive, knocks off San Sebastian 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 But he knows that amid their budding rivalry, it’s inevitable for emotions to spill onto the court.“I do think it’s going to be tense, especially with the history that we’re building and it’s a rematch. We just have to understand that it is going to be a long series, we can never be too high or too low. We just gotta stay focused and wait for the outcome in the end,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img

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January 19, 2020 | by

Curry hobbled after Warriors roar back on Pelicans

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It was a dumb play,” Curry said. “I got caught on E’Twaun’s shoe as I went by him and couldn’t catch myself. So, obviously, it hurt.”Curry scored 31 points, going 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and had 11 assists before his injury, and the Warriors outscored the Pelicans by 30 in the second half for a 125-115 victory Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKlay Thompson added 22 points and Kevin Durant and Draymond Green each had 19 for the Warriors, who won their fourth straight. After it was over, Curry went for X-rays on his right ankle, which was surgicallyrepaired earlier in his career. Curry said the images “thankfully” came back negative.He also joked that his first thought after the injury was that he wouldn’t be able to play golf with his father on Tuesday in Charlotte, where the Warriors were headed next for a game on Wednesday night. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Wade, Love, James lead surging Cavaliers over Bulls New Orleans led by 13 late in the first quarter after a 6-0 mini-run featuring Holiday’s dunk and Cousins’ 3, but the Warriors responded with a 17-3 surge to take a 37-36 lead early in the second quarter.Curry scored the first six points of the spurt, starting with his 21-foot jumper as he was fouled by Tony Allen.Rajon Rondo, who had 10 points and 11 assists, helped New Orleans pull away again, assisting on two 3s by Holiday and hitting a pair of his own during a 25-5 run. Rondo’s 10th assist came on Moore’s 3, which put New Orleans up by 21 in the final minute of the first half.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.Pelicans: Host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.___More NBA basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball___Follow Brett Martel at www.twitter.com/brettmartelSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, limps off the court to the locker room in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Curry was in good spirits, but a little annoyed with himself as he stood on crutches in Golden State’s locker room.After all the work he’d done to lead the Warriors back from a 21-point deficit in New Orleans, he went for a steal that his team didn’t really need in the waning moments, stepped on E’Twaun Moore’s foot and sprained his right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Especially somebody like Cousins. We know that he’s feisty. We know that he’s emotional. We know that he plays that way, so I can’t get involved with that.”Trailing 69-49 at halftime, the Warriors opened the third quarter with a 15-0 run, with Durant scoring six on two dunks and a fadeaway, while Thompson and Green each added a 3-pointer.From then on, the game was tight, with the Pelicans only briefly rebuilding a lead as large as 11 on Holiday’s back-to-back 3s late in the third quarter.Golden State regained the lead at 96-95 on Andre Iguodala’s steal and breakaway dunk with 8:31 left.New Orleans briefly went back up 95-92 when Darius Miller hit a 3 while being fouled by Curry for a four-point play, but Nick Young responded with consecutive 3s to give Golden State the lead for good, and Green added a pair of late 3s to help seal it.“As bad as this loss is — and I don’t look at anything as a moral victory — what we keep proving is that we have the ability to play extended minutes with the world champs,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “Now what we have to do as a team is that we have to now find a way to not do it for 32 minutes or 36 minutes, but we’ve got to do it for 48 because that’s the only way you can beat that team.”TIP-INSWarriors: C Zaza Pachulia missed read more

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January 19, 2020 | by

Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A volunteers protects himself from the cold weather at the Alpensia resort in Pyeongchang on February 11, 2018, during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIAn earthquake triggered an alert and high winds disrupted competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday, as officials warned of a severe freeze and urged fans to wrap up warm.After a bitterly cold first night of competition, a shallow 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the eastern portion of South Korea overnight, prompting warnings on mobile phones.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “People are advised to dress warmly and wear hats and gloves to keep themselves warm,” warned Sung.The wind has made life tough so far for competitors, with several athletes complaining of difficult conditions.“The conditions were pretty crazy today just because of the wind,” said Canada’s Max Parrot, after finishing second in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding on Sunday.“Sometimes we have front winds, sometimes we have tailwinds. I think we could all see the difficulty today in the runs.”The men’s ski jumping was particularly unpleasant, as the athletes had to contend with freezing cold at the top of the hill as well as their nerves as the delayed competition dragged on.“It was cold as ice up there,” said Austria’s Michael Hayboeck, who finished 17th, while Poland’s Dawid Kubacki said the wind made the competition “a lottery.”“It was really bad for me, what I can do?” he asked. “It’s something I have no influence on. I need to jump in the conditions when they let me go.”However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the ski jumpers were never in danger.“Athlete safety is our number one concern,” said spokesman Mark Adams. “All these venues are organized in very close contact with the federations.“We’re very, very confident the federations and athletes know what they can and can’t do.” Organizers gave assurances that the Games were at no risk from earthquakes, with venues built to withstand even strong tremors. Sunday’s quake was measured at magnitude-4.7 by the US Geological Survey and was about 260 kilometers (160 miles) away.“All the facilities in the Games area are built so they can withstand strong earthquakes over 7.0… so I assure you there was no issue regarding these facilities,” said Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the Games organizers.Of more concern for the sparse crowds at the outdoor events will be the biting cold, which has already made Pyeongchang one of the chilliest Olympics on record — and which is set to dramatically worsen.‘Wear hats and gloves’Temperatures are forecast to plunge to -14 degrees Celsius (6.8 Fahrenheit) on Monday, will feel like a shivering -25C in the strong, mountainside wind.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Blatche ‘super excited’ to rejoin Gilas Early on Sunday, ski officials were forced to postpone the showpiece men’s downhill until Thursday as buffeting winds made the high-speed slope too dangerous for competition.Later, the women’s slopestyle snowboarding also fell victim to the wind, as the qualifying session was scrapped with riders going straight into the final on Monday.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 folkIt comes after the first ski jumping final finished more than an hour behind schedule, past midnight on Saturday, as competitors were held up by swirling winds.As if to complete the set of extreme conditions, an alert warning of a high risk of fire — given the dry, windy weather — also flashed up on mobile phones on Sunday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Click here for more weather related news.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img

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January 19, 2020 | by

Another Filipino shoots for world title

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardcenter_img Ceres still on top; Global forges draw Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tagged a huge underdog against Iwasa, Saulong trained at Survival Camp in Cavite under rising mentor Joven Jimenez and sparred with IBF junior bantamweight king Ancajas.“He (Saulong) is in peak form, has trained hard, and is determined to succeed just like Ancajas, said Jimenez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSaulong breezed through the weigh-in Wednesday, coming in at 121.5. Isawa tipped the scales at 121.75 lb. —ROY LUARCA MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Late Tuesday night, Jerwin Ancajas received his trophy as one of the Philippine Sportswriters Association’s Athletes of the Year. On Thursday, another boxer hopes to achieve that same success.Ernesto Saulong, who is trained by Ancajas’ mentor, guns for the International Boxing Federation junior featherweight title of Japanese Ryosuke Iwasa in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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January 19, 2020 | by

Sans top scorer Viernes, Che’Lu stays upbeat ahead of D-League Finals

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We’re forced to change our game plan,” he said.Viernes was signed by Che’Lu-San Sebastian for the playoffs and was a big reason for the team’s run to the finals. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.0 steals in 29 minutes to play in three 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 crownHowever, his reunion with Tiu was cut short after the Batang Pier activated him for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Viernes went scoreless in 11 minutes in his GlobalPort debut on Sunday, where the Batang Pier fell to TNT, 114-128. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cavs win at Indiana in Game 4 to even series 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Tiu, though, remains positive with his team’s chances with Michael Calisaan, Samboy de Leon, and Cedrick Ablaza expected to pick up the slack in the absence of Viernes.“I’m still optimistic. Our determination to win will cary us through,” he said.Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals between Che’Lu-San Sebastian and Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is on Tuesday, 4 p.m., at Pasig Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian will miss one of its key cogs ahead of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals after Jeff Viernes was called up by GlobalPort.Revellers coach Stevenson Tiu said that his side has been scampering in trying to find ways to soften the blow after losing the team’s top scorer.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

Iran’s Moradi breaks 94kg weightlifting world record

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “I feel very happy to know that my name will always remain on all the 94kg world records,” added the man who has always claimed he is 100 percent clean and has said it was a complete mystery how the methadone got into his sample.He will now step up to the new 96kg class. “My next goal is the World Championships (in November) and after that to put on a good show at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”‘I love all my fans’Moradi just failed with an attempt at 234kg which would have bettered his own world records for the clean and jerk and total lifts. But he did have the consolation of a new Asian Games record total of 410kg — smashing the long-standing mark of 400kg set by Bakytbek Ahtemov of Kazakhstan in Busan 2002 — after a clean and jerk of 221kg.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sohrab Moradi of Iran performs a lift to break the world record in the men’s 94kg classweightlifting event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOSohrab Moradi of Iran broke weightlifting’s longest standing world record on his way to gold in the men’s 94kg class at the Asian Games on Saturday.Moradi hoisted 189kg in the competition’s opening discipline to better the snatch record set at 188kg in 1999 by Greece’s Akakios Kakiasvilis.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Martinez sets MLS single-season scoring record, Atlanta wins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Mop-topped Qatari Fares Elbakh came second on 381kg and proved a fans’ favourite as he was surrounded by a huge crowd of giggling teenage girls and posed for pictures with them after the medals ceremony.“This is great. I love all my fans,” he beamed. “I’m having a great time.”It was Qatar’s first weightlifting medal of the Games and came after Iran’s other great lifter in the competition, 85kg world record-holder Kianoush Rostami, failed three times to clean and jerk 220kg.Kianoush was stepping up to 94kg from 85kg for these Games and despite lying second after the snatch he went home without a medal, leaving Elbakh grateful.“I expected I could win a medal but didn’t think it would be silver,” he said, after the expected Iranian one-two failed to materialise.Moradi said he felt sorry for his compatriot. “We trained together and Kianoush was with me on the podium at 85kg many times. I hope we can both be together again in the medals at 96kg.”Sumpradit Sarat won Thailand’s fifth weightlifting bronze of these Games. They also won a silver in the women’s 58kg through Srisurat Sukanya. Moradi, who was suspended for two years in 2013 for testing positive for banned painkiller methadone, but returned to win Olympic gold in Rio, now has a complete set of 94kg world records that will remain on the books forever.After the Asian Games all the sport’s weight classes will change ahead of the Olympic qualifying cycle beginning at November’s World Championships.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’Moradi already owned the marks for the clean and jerk (233kg) and total weight (417kg) in the men’s light heavyweight division which he set at the World Championships in Anaheim last year.“I really wanted to break the world record as it was the only one I didn’t have and this was my last chance,” Moradi told AFP.  ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

Asia League: Ulsan holds off Chiba to wrap up Terrific 12 campaign

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NCAA: San Beda mauls EAC for sixth straight win LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_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 Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus vs Chiba Jets during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 20 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Win Chung Jacky Tsui / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Ulsan Hyundai ended its campaign on a high note after taking down Chiba, 77-71, in the group stage of the Asia League The Terrific 12 Thursday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.The Mobis Phoebus, although eliminated from the competition, will leave the Asia League with a 1-1 record in Group B while the Jets are winless after two outings.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Ulsan, which has six titles in the Korean Basketball League, used a strong fourth quarter surge to dispatch the B.League’s Jets.The Mobis Phoebus, after trailing 62-64 at the end of the third, outscored the Jets 15-7 in the final 10 minutes.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 ChrissRa Gunah, who once went by Ricardo Ratliffe before becoming a naturalized Korean citizen, had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Ulsan Hyundai while Shannon Shorter added 17 points and four assists.Josh Duncan led the Jets with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

Serena Williams keen to ‘move on’ from US Open row

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tennis queen Osaka a role model, says ‘Indian’ Miss Japan 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her Women’s Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka of Japan on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPSerena Williams says she is trying to “move on” from the meltdown that overshadowed her US Open final loss but remains perplexed at her coach’s admission he illegally signalled to her.The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost the decider in straight sets to Japan’s Naomi Osaka after a fiery confrontation with chair umpire Carlos Ramos that she later blamed on sexism.ADVERTISEMENT Williams called Ramos a “thief” and a “liar” in a running row with the Portuguese official that eventually saw her docked a game.In an interview with Australia’s Channel Ten, the American superstar said a male player would not have been treated the same way.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 ChrissShe said women could not get away with “even half of what a guy can do”.“Right now we are not, as it’s proven, in that same position,” she said in an interview that aired late Sunday. “I asked him ‘what are you talking about you were coaching?’,” she said.“We don’t have signals, we’ve never had signals. He said he made a motion, and I said ‘OK so you made a motion and now you’re telling people you were coaching me?’.“That doesn’t make sense. Why would you say that?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “But that’s neither here nor there. I’m just trying most of all to recover from that and move on.”Williams said she felt “on the cusp of this amazing moment” before the 6-2, 6-4 loss to Osaka.A win would have taken her to 24 Grand Slams, equalling Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record.The dispute with Ramos began when Williams was issued a warning for coaching, something her coach sitting in the player’s box, Patrick Mouratoglou, admitted to doing.Williams said she had not seen the Frenchman make a gesture and labelled his subsequent admission “a really confusing moment”.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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