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ONE: Iniong uses past loss as motivation for next fight

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first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Read Next Iniong will also find another source of motivation against Huang as the submission specialist forced Team Lakay member April Osenio to tap out in December of 2016.“I am not underestimating Jenny Huang by any means, to do so would be a terrible mistake,” said Iniong. “Even if I’m familiar with her style I will bring my A-game on the 20th of April.”“It’s time to move on from my defeat last November. The future is bright for me. I have a tough opposition in front of me this coming April 20. If I want to be the next contender for the title, winning impressively against Jenny Huang will be my best option.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ UAAP volleyball: Ateneo dooms UST in 5 sets to clinch Final Four spotcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “It was a tough loss, I was prepared for that bout but I didn’t perform the way I should against a veteran like Mei Yamaguchi,” said Team Lakay’s Iniong, who had fought  just nine times before she faced Yamaguchi. “She did her homework against me.”Iniong will get her chance at redemption when she fights Jenny Huang (5-2) of Chinese Taipei in ONE: Heroes of Honor on April 20 at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s a privilege to compete with a talented martal artist like Jenny Huang and I am ready to give my countrymen an exciting bout,” said Iniong.Huang, however, is no pushover as the 27-year-old went on a five-fight winning streak, the last three ending in submissions, before her two straight losses in 2017 snapped her momentum. MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPIt’s been almost five months since Gina Iniong bowed to Mei Yamaguchi, a 27-fight veteran, via unanimous decision on Nov. 24 in ONE’s Immortal Pursuit card.That loss has clawed steadily on Iniong’s psyche for almost half a year and she’s wanted nothing more than get back on the winning track.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Having earned a couple of Mythical Team selections, Dyke, who was already enrolled at NU, made the jump to La Salle to join a talented crop that included Andrei Caracut and Jolo Go.That transfer, however, proved to be the start of Dyke’s limbo as he served a one-year residency while Caracut, who won the 2016 Rookie of the Year plum, and Go were able to contribute for the Green Archers.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 crownDyke, who skipped the last season, said he lost confidence in himself after he was stuck in a state of nothingness.And it took almost two years before the 6-foot-3 forward smiled inside a basketball court. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img MOST READ Mark Dyke began his collegiate career in the UAAP as one of the highly touted big men of his batch coming out of Nazareth School of National University.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PVL: PetroGazz nabs second straight win, downs Iriga-Navy “I feel happy right now because I never thought that I would be in this situation once again. High school is different from college and there was a transition for me,” said Dyke in Filipino after leading La Salle to a 71-62 win over University of the East in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at The Arena in San Juan.“I actually lost confidence in myself after what happened.”Dyke finished the game with 18 points, a team-high for the Green Archers, and nine rebounds in a game that he said was a proving ground for his return.Under head coach Louie Gonzalez, Dyke said he wants to show that he is still capable of producing numbers no matter how much playing time he’s given.“Coach just gave me an opportunity even for a few minutes and in that time I will give my best,” said Dyke who played for 17 points against the Red Warriors. “If he decides to put me in, I will do my best.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Snappy salute: Filipinos hail Hidilyn Diaz for Asian Games golden lift

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first_imgLATEST STORIES President Rodrigo Duterte excitedly announced in a speech late Tuesday that the country had broken its gold medal duck at the games with Diaz’s victory.READ: Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first gold medal in 2018 Asian GamesFEATURED 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’“Congrats @diaz_hidilyn U make us feel like crying tears of joy and pride too,” wrote Twitter user @yusufledesma.Vice-President Leni Robredo hailed her “story of triumph over adversity”, while the lifter earned a special citation from the Air Force. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines salutes at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAThe Philippines saluted Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz on Wednesday as the soldier-weightlifter gave the basketball-mad nation a lift after a heartbreaking hoops loss to China.Footage of the tearful Diaz, the silver medallist from the Rio Olympics, saluting the flag after Tuesday’s victory brought goosebumps to Filipinos following the Indonesia event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA: Phoenix turns back Columbian in Abueva’s debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 “We give (Airwoman First Class) Hidilyn Diaz our snappiest salute for her discipline, perseverance and hard work that made her achieve another milestone,” it said in a statement.READ: Hidilyn Diaz: ‘I miss cheesecake!’ Newspapers splashed photos of Diaz, 27, on their front pages.“Hidilyn Diaz’s gold medal feat obviously eased the pain of the men’s basketball team’s 2-pt loss against China,” @gerardmos posted on Twitter.Diaz, from a poor coastal village in the southern Philippines, began lifting weights by carting five-gallon (18 liter) jugs of water for her family to use for cooking, drinking and bathing.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal READ: Hidilyn Diaz strikes gold In 2016 she sprang a major surprise by winning the nation’s first Olympic medal in 20 years, a silver.Diaz now manages her new weightlifting gym and has been seeking greater support and better training facilities for the nation’s athletes.She now has her sights on the gold in the Tokyo Olympics in two years’ time, which is when she also plans to retire from the sport.With her latest victory, Diaz stands to receive at least five million pesos ($93,500) in cash incentives mandated by law and from donors, legislators said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

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first_imgLights 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fujikawa becomes first openly gay male pro golfer Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college City spokesman Akihiro Okumura says the two will brief Bach about an earthquake a week ago in the northern region that killed about 40 people.He says “we haven’t officially announced other items to be discussed with the IOC, however, I understand various matters might come up.”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 ChrissThe withdrawal — widely reported in Japan — isn’t a shock. City officials said four months ago that the city was better prepared to bid for the 2030 Games.The IOC will name the winning bidder a year from now. The four contenders are: Stockholm, Sweden; Calgary, Canada; a joint Italian bid from Turin, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo; and Erzurum, Turkey. FILE – In this Jan. 23, 1972, file photo, members of Japan’s self-defense ground forces raise Olympic Flags in Sapporo at Makomanai speed skating stadium in a rehearsal of ceremony at the official opening of Winter Olympic. The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics. This would leave four candidates as the International Olympic Committee finds it increasingly difficult to find hosts, particularly for the Winter Olympics. The IOC will name the winning bidder a year from now. The four remaining are: Stockholm, Sweden; Calgary, Canada; Turin, Milan, and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy; Erzurum, Turkey. (AP Photo, File)TOKYO — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four candidates as the IOC finds it increasingly difficult to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games.A city official says Deputy Mayor Takatohsi Machida and Japanese Olympic Committee president Tsunekazu Takeda will meet International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

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Valdez hails team’s veterans after Korea sends PH crashing to battle for 9th

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand—Alyssa Valdez was at her usual superb form as she drilled in team-high 15 points in the Philippines’ 25-13, 24-26, 25-7, 25-21 loss to South Korea Friday.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 What streak? Eze, Altas halt Pirates run MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The loss was tough, but the perennially optimistic superstar opted to focus on the country’s little victories—like low-profile veterans Maika Ortiz and Aiza Pontillas displaying a burst of brilliance during the match’s dire moments.“Maika stepped up big time, not only on points, but she and Aiza really lifted the energy of everyone on the court,” said Valdez as she and the rest of the squad headed to the team bus after the defeat.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 ChrissValdez added: “Everyone really did well, especially the seniors in the team; they played very important roles in the crucial part of the game.”Ortiz and Pontillas, once a fearsome tandem for the University of Santo Tomas, scored a combined 12 points off the bench when coach Shaq delos Santos scrambled the second unit amid an impending annihilation by Korea. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It proved effective as the Koreans were caught wrong-footed by the shift, blowing a set-point, 24-23, as Valdez, Cha Cruz and Pontillas hammered consecutive points.“The issue with the team remains the consistency, and it really showed in the third set,” said Valdez. “But in the fourth set we decided we wanted to give them a good fight and finish the match with our heads held up high.”The Philippines will thus battle for ninth place on Saturday against Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Green settles Durant spat, says Warriors won’t ‘crumble’

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first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Japan promoter says Mayweather bout with kickboxer back on Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Reports said Durant and several other teammates had argued with Green after he had held onto possession with the final play of regulation time, rather than pass to Durant.READ: Draymond Green benched by Warriors after Kevin Durant spat 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 ChrissSpeaking ahead of the Warriors game against the Houston Rockets later Thursday, Green said he had buried the hatched with Durant following the row.“Kevin and I spoke, we’re moving forward,” Green told reporters. “It’s no secret I am an emotional player, I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I play with those same emotions. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) talks with Draymond Green after a turnover during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green said Thursday he had settled his differences with team-mate Kevin Durant and warned that the NBA champions would not “crumble” over their recent locker-room strife.Green was suspended for one game on Tuesday for “conduct detrimental to the team” following a furious bust-up with Durant during the team’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT “Sometimes they get the best of me and it doesn’t work to my favor. I’m going to live with that. I’m never going to change who I am, I’m going to approach the game the way that I always do and we’ll continue to move forward.”Green, meanwhile, laughed off suggestions that the discord heralded the beginning of the end of the Warriors dynasty.READ: James Harden leads Rockets rout of WarriorsThe franchise has reached four straight NBA finals and is chasing a fourth title in five years this season.However, the current group of players faces an uncertain future with both Durant and Klay Thompson entering free agency in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Green insisted that talk of the end of an era was premature.“I’ve read a lot about ‘Is this the end of the run?’ Or ‘Did I ruin it?’ Or ‘Did I force Kevin to leave?’” Green said.“At the end of the day, whatever Kevin decides to do, whatever Klay decides to do — we’ve had great years together and I support everybody wholeheartedly 100 percent.“As a man and as a human being you have the right to do what you want with your life, so I’ll never question that,” said Green, adding that the Warriors could emerge even more united following the row.“What you must know is, everyone on this organization, from a player, not myself, not Kevin, not anybody else, is going to beat us,” Green said. “If you’re one of them other 29 teams, you’ve got to beat us. We’re not going to beat us. We’re going to continue doing what we do.“I apologize for ruining your stories but if this only makes Kevin, myself and the rest of my teammates stronger, then that’s what it’s going to be. You think you saw something before, then good luck with us now.“We’re not gonna crumble off an argument. We’re going to move forward.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane to focus on Australian Open

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first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “I showed myself that I can be playing very well without competing for a while. And I’m going to work as hard as I can, and I’m going to play and practice with the highest tactical possible to be 100 percent ready for Melbourne. For me it’s a big goal to be ready for there and I’m going to fight for it.”And that means he plans to go into the first major of the year with only one exhibition match and a Fast4 appearance on top of his training program.“It’s a waste to damage my body for one month if I keep playing here,” said Nadal, who has spent lengthy periods on the sidelines because of injuries during his career. “After all the things that happened to me, probably I am not ready to assume that waste.”Nadal said he had been able to practice confidently since ankle surgery at the start of November, and felt better now than he did at this time last year when he had less time to prepare and was coming off a longer injury-enforced break.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan00:50Trending Articles01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “My hope is to win the Australian Open,” he said. “And being honest, I feel myself playing well. I feel myself playing at a good level of tennis. And I feel myself with very high motivation to compete and to play.”Nadal had an MRI and said medical experts in Australia and Spain told him that playing competitively this week would heighten his risk of a more serious injury.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“I tried to play and I still wanted to play but the two doctors from here and the doctors from my confederation in Spain tell me … if I play here, there is a risk to don’t have the chance to play Melbourne,” Nadal said. “Everybody is telling me that it’s not a good idea to increase the possibility to make the strain a bigger problem.“I feel that I can give a good level of tennis, but I can’t do my 100 percent. So if I don’t play here, I probably secure that I’m going to be 100 percent ready for Melbourne.” Taro Daniel, a lucky loser from qualifying, will take Nadal’s place in the Brisbane International draw and will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, starts Jan. 14 at Melbourne Park. Nadal had to retire in the fifth set of his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic at last year’s Australian Open and he said earlier this week that he is changing his approach this season.Despite the retirements that bookended his 2018 season, Nadal finished with a 45-4 win-loss record and won five of the nine tournaments he entered, including the French Open.With that kind of success, he said, he decided to focus on quality performances rather than quantity of matches and that means not playing with niggling injuries.“(In the past) I felt that I needed matches and time to be ready to compete at a good level,” he said, but that’s “not the situation today.”ADVERTISEMENT Shinya Aoki excited to fight for ONE lightweight belt vs Eduard Folayang in hometown Japan Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Raphael Nadal of Spain announces that he is pulling out of the tournament due to injury at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Brisbane International on Wednesday to focus on being ready for the Australian Open, which will be his first competitive tournament since a knee injury forced him to retire from the U.S. Open semifinals in September.The second-ranked Nadal, who cited a strained muscle in his left thigh for his withdrawal, still thinks he can add to his 17 major titles by the end of the month.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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Paul Desiderio schooled by mentor Cabagnot: ‘Coach Alex knows all of my weaknesses’

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first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Cabagnot showed Desiderio how it’s done with 19 points, on 8-of-15 shooting, and five assists while playing 24 minutes, which is just four more than the former UP stud.“Of course I kept thinking how I could stop coach Alex because he’s the teacher and I’m the student, but it was still the teacher who prevailed,” said Desiderio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Paul Desiderio learned a valuable lesson in Blackwater’s 93-79 loss to San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup and that’s he still has a long way to go before he can one-up mentor Alex Cabagnot.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Davao del Norte native rules 5K run in Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Cabagnot took up a coaching position with University of the Phlippines in 2016 and was able to become a teacher to the then third-year Desiderio.Fast forward three years later and the two eventually shared a PBA floor together with Cabagnot taking Desiderio for another round of schooling.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Coach Alex knows all of my weaknesses. Our mentor just ate us up,” said Desiderio in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It’s fun having to play against him, after all he was my mentor in college and now he’s my opponent in the PBA.”Desiderio had four points and two assists, both numbers close to his 5.8 points and 2.2 assists a game, but Cabagnot had more–a lot more. MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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‘He has earned that’

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first_img“I’m not saying that [he will not be allowed to play]. I’m just saying that it will be difficult to seek that exemption. We are 12 teams and we have to take a look at that very carefully.”A successful appeal for Clarkson will allow the Cleveland Cavaliers standout in the NBA to suit up alongside Blatche and give the country a fighting chance to advance past the group stages of the World Cup.Meanwhile, every member of the team—counting coaching staff—got bonuses from the MVP group and another staunch basketball patron in Ramon S. Ang of San Miguel Corp.Details of the financial incentive were not disclosed, though Alfrancis Chua, Barangay Ginebra’s representative to the PBA board and SMC director of basketball operations, admitted RSA’s part of the bonus.“Do you see anyone with a long face in this table?” a smiling Manny V. Pangilinan said in Filipino, referring to the players, before making everyone laugh when he joked: “Sometimes it’s cheaper for the team to lose.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Guiao wouldn’t mind not having to make a choice.“I’m happy with Andray,” he said. “I’ll be happier [if he can play] with Jordan Clarkson.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe country can’t suit up both Clarkson and Blatche in China in the Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 showcase because the international cage federation still recognizes Clarkson as a naturalized player.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is currently working on an appeal to get Clarkson to play as a local. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UST tests FEU, La Salle stakes unbeaten record vs UP Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Andray Blatche has more than proven his worth with the Philippine national team. —FIBA.BASKETBALLBecause of his size—and how great he played for Team Philippines in the last qualifying window—Andray Blatche is Yeng Guiao’s first choice as a naturalized player in the event that the Philippines fails to get the green light from Fiba to have Jordan Clarkson play as a Filipino.“Right now, he has earned that if you ask me,” Guiao said of Blatche, the hero in a 93-75 victory over Kazakhstan on Sunday that sewed up a second straight World Cup stint for the country. “His size is vital in international tournaments.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ At 6-feet-11 with the ability to play the perimeter with ease, Blatche’s talent fits the international game. He scored 41 points and had 14 rebounds against the Kazakhs, shooting 17 of his total in a torrid first quarter effort that dictated the pace of the game.Meanwhile, Blatche’s stint in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup this year was canned immediately, with chair Ricky Vargas not wanting that to set a precedent in breaking the league’s import rules.“While we want him to play with us and be with us, there are certain rules that we have to adhere to,” Vargas said in a press conference after a board meeting on Friday. “Otherwise, it will really kill the PBA process.”The height limit for imports in the Commissioner’s Cup is 6-foot-10, and Vargas also said that it would be unfair for the 11 other teams in the field if Blatche, who is listed at 6-11, will be given a special exemption.The door, though, is not entirely closed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Liberia-YMCA Launches Ebola Program Response in West Point

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first_imgThe Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Liberia on Tuesday launched an emergency Ebola program response in the township of West Point under the theme, “Saving Lives and Restoring Livelihoods in West Point.”The aim of the YMCA’s project is to prevent the further spread of Ebola and address the impact of the outbreak there. It is also intended to influence communities to respond properly by taking positive actions that will prevent the further spread of the disease.Mr. E. Edward Gboe, YMCA Liberia’s national general secretary, who gave the overview, said the project, will train peer educators to support outreach activities in the community and set up emergency communication centers to provide relevant information required to promote awareness on the prevention and spread of Ebola.The project will influence and affect communities properly to respond by taking actions that will prevent the further spread of the disease and improve access to livelihoods of youth and selected vulnerable people, including female-headed households.According to him, YMCA will also hold Town hall meetings to engage community on conflict issues as a result of Ebola, while also providing livelihood support and food security for West Pointers which will include food for work, food supplies to vulnerable households within West Point and Livelihood recovery through support to 175 women and young people affected by the Ebola outbreak,  to enable them to restart income generation activities.Under the program, Mr. Gboe said, the Liberia YMCA will coordinate with the Ministry of Health and other health sector organizations, particularly Medecins Sans Frontier (MSF) to train health workers on surveillance and reporting.The YMCA Liberia’s NGS  disclosed that the program will be implemented over a period of one year from October 10, 2014 to March 31, 2015 in West Point only.During this period, 6,068 direct beneficiaries will be reached in the township, he said.Declaring the project officially open in West Point, the chairman of the Board of the Liberia-YMCA, Mr. Jonathan A. Mason, urged the West Pointers to make good use of the project.He said the YMCA is ensuring that the people of West Point live a better life.Earlier in her welcoming remarks, Mrs. Miatta Flowers, Commissioner of the township commended the YMCA for the gesture and promised that they will work along with them to implement the project.Mrs. Flowers also called on West Pointers to fully cooperate with leadership of the YMCA to ensure that project is fully implemented.The Liberia YMCA Ebola Program response is funded by Comic relief through Y-Care International based in the United Kingdom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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