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Duterte may suspend POGO operations – Palace

September 25, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_img Sen. Richard Gordon has earlier said that Philippines’ close ties with China under the Duterte administration has paved the way for the entry of “dirty money” in the Philippines. He added that authorities, under Duterte’s leadership, has become “too soft” on China and its citizens’ misdemeanors. “That statement, I must say, is such as stupid statement. Basta pera pumasok, lahat na, all these things we can tolerate,” he said. “It is common knowledge that what we generate from Pagcor is nothing compared to the social problems that occur because of this.”/PN Meanwhile, opposition senator Franklin Drilon slammed the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) following its supposed remark that POGO should be allowed to continue to operate because of the income the country earns from the industry. “I am disappointed at the statement today of PAGCOR, saying that we are in favor of POGO continuing because of the income earned. That is a short range statement,” Drilon said. MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte might consider suspending operations of all Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in light of crimes allegedly involving Chinese workers. “But I have yet to consult the President if it’s an option,” he added. “What is important is we respond to whatever allegations of corruption or practice, we prosecute them.”center_img During Thursday’s hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee on the alleged money laundering, crimes, and other nefarious activities associated with Pogos, the Ilonggo senator said that the remark as a “short range statement.” “The social problems that Pogo has brought to our country is not worth it. Let me tell you that to your face. For P8 billion from fees that you get, you are saying that they should be here?” he added. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that mounting allegations of corruption, money laundering, and sex trafficking, among other issues, may lead Duterte to order POGO operations to temporary halt. “The President, if you remember, suspended operations of lotteries when he received certain complaints of anomalies. Kung talagang grabe na ang complaints, may gagawin si Presidente diyan,” Panelo said in a press conference on Thursday.last_img read more

Lambert backs Keane over book

September 20, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_img Keane pulled no punches about Mourinho’s alleged lack of respect by trying to shake hands with he and Lambert before the end of Chelsea’s recent 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge. And Lambert agrees completely with his colleague. “Yeah I do (think it was disrespectful), yeah,” he said. “My thoughts are exactly the same as Roy’s on them. The game has not even finished. I don’t think it was right. “No, I didn’t speak to (Mourinho) about it. “I just thought it was wrong. It’s not the way I was brought up. I just think it was wrong.” Lambert revealed England midfielder Fabian Delph is doubtful for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash at Everton with a shoulder injury. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has given assistant manager Roy Keane his full backing over his controversial book and recent comments which cast some doubt over his future at the midlands club. The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain has been in the headlines for the past week following the release of his second autobiography. The notoriously forthright Keane covered a range of controversial topics both in the book and in interviews promoting it, ranging from his old manager Sir Alex Ferguson to Jose Mourinho’s recent conduct when Villa played Chelsea. Press Association Villa fans will be more interested in Keane’s promise that he would quit the club if he felt it affected his ‘primary’ role as Martin O’Neill’s number two with Ireland, saying he would leave if the Republic lost three games in a row. Lambert has downplayed those comments, however. “I think that’s been blown well out of proportion,” he said. “I don’t see Ireland losing three games anyway, so I don’t think I need to worry about that. “It made me laugh when I saw what some people were saying about his comments. I knew a lot of what was going in the book so there’s no problem. None whatsoever.” The Scot has yet to read the book but has enjoyed conversations with his assistant about the content. “He did tell me some stuff that was going in the book,” Lambert said. “It made me laugh. Listen, the two of us had a right good laugh about it, along with the other staff members. We still do. There’s no issue with me at all. But that comment (about Ireland) has been blown well out of proportion. “As I said, Ireland have just taken a point from the world champions so I don’t see them losing three in a row anyway.” last_img read more

first_imgThe Latest: Sharks’ part-time arena employee tests positive ___4:30 p.m.The NCAA has canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. The decision came one day after the NCAA announced games that were scheduled to start next week would be played in mostly empty arenas.That plan was scrapped as every major American sports league, beginning with the NBA, put the brakes on their seasons due to concerns about the pandemic.The NCAA also canceled all of its championships in every winter and spring sport, including hockey, baseball, lacrosse and several others. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday they are off because there was no way to test the fighters themselves for the virus. Arum’s Top Rank company had planned to show off two of its young cards, with Shakur Stevenson defending his featherweight title on Saturday in an ESPN fight and Ireland’s Michael Conlan fighting on St. Patrick’s Day on the ESPN+ streaming service.“We thought we had solved the problem by saying no audience, but then the question became whether any of the fighters had the virus,’’ Arum said. “There was no way to get testing for them so we agreed with the New York Athletic Commission that the fights would be called off.’’Unlike most sports organizations, the UFC is still planning to proceed with its full slate of upcoming events, albeit with some serious modifications. ___1:45 p.m.The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the pause of the season amid concerns about the new coronavirus. The NBA announced Wednesday night it was suspending play, after a player tested positive for COVID-19.Several NBA and NHL teams share arenas. ___9:35 p.m.Horse racing is continuing to operate in North America and abroad without fans in the stands.Races at Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields in California, Aqueduct in New York, Gulfstream Park in Florida, Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, Laurel Park in Maryland and Turfway Park in Kentucky will go on without spectators. The upcoming Dubai World Cup will be held at an empty Meydan Racecourse on March 28. Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, says when it opens for racing again in April there will not be fans allowed in.Churchill Downs said preparations to hold the Kentucky Derby on May 2 are up in the air. According to a statement from track officials: “With the event still seven weeks away, a decision will be made closer to that date with respect to postponing the event until later in the year, using the most recent information while working with and seeking guidance from public health experts and authorities.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):11:35 p.m.The San Jose Sharks say a part-time employee at their arena has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Two California events on the developmental Symetra Tour also were postponed, the IOA Championship in Beaumont from March 27-29 and the Windsor Golf Classic in Windsor from April 2-4.___5:40 p.m.Horse racing is continuing to operate in North America and abroad without fans in the stands.Races at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California, Aqueduct in New York, Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park in Maryland and Turfway Park in Kentucky will go on without spectators. The upcoming Dubai World Cup will be held at an empty Meydan Racecourse on March 28. Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, says when it opens for racing again in April there will not be fans allowed in. Associated Press The NHL has not said any player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league is halting play with 189 games left in the regular season, sparking uncertainty about how many more, if any, could be played before the playoffs.Bettman said the NHL has tried to follow mandates of health experts and local authorities without taking premature or unnecessary measures.” Bettman’s statement said the NBA’s news made it “no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.”___1:05 p.m.The Big East Conference basketball tournament has been canceled at halftime of Thursday’s first game because of the coronavirus outbreak. USA Cycling is recalling its athletes, coaches and support staff from locations abroad and curtailing all international travel for teams and staff members as the national governing body responds to the coronavirus pandemic.Many of the country’s elite cyclists train in Europe, where the track cycling world championships were recently conducted.The organization also said that the collegiate BMX national championships April 4-5 have been postponed, but that the remainder of its national championship schedule will continue as planned. The biggest events on the upcoming schedule are the road, time trial and criterium national championships scheduled for June 18-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and mountain bike nationals July 7-12 in Winter Park, Colorado. Both are crucial races for determining the U.S. team for the Tokyo Olympics.___ ___6:09 p.m.The Colonial Athletic Association says an official who worked a game during its men’s basketball tournament has tested positive for the coronavirus.The league says the official did not exhibit symptoms of the virus until 72 hours after the game he worked. The conference says it has made the institution involved and tournament personnel aware of the situation so they can take proper precautionary measures.___ The team announced plans to financially help staff during the interruption.Earlier, arena CEO Len Komorwski said despite the cancellation of the Mid-American Conference tournament that employees will be paid as if the event was held.___6:58 p.m.The Grand Prix of Long Beach scheduled for April 19 has been canceled because of a ban on large scale gatherings in the California city. ___9:50 p.m.UFC President Dana White said Thursday that the promotion will hold its show Saturday in Brasilia, Brazil, with no fans in Nilson Nelson Gymnasium. The UFC’s show at London’s O2 Arena next Saturday, March 21, is scheduled to proceed as planned, with fans in attendance.The UFC then will move its next two shows to its new UFC Apex complex in Las Vegas, where the promotion has a small arena used for filming television shows and online content. The two fight cards initially were scheduled for March 28 in Columbus, Ohio, and April 11 in Portland, Oregon.The UFC’s next pay-per-view show is scheduled for April 18 at Madison Square Garden featuring lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov against longtime challenger Tony Ferguson. The duo has been scheduled to fight four previous times, but the fight was scrapped each time for various reasons. ___7 p.m.Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love is committing $100,000 toward helping arena workers in Cleveland who were impacted by the shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.Love announced his intentions to make the donation through the Kevin Love Fund on Instagram.Love, who has been very open about his struggles with anxiety, said he appreciates how the outbreak can be “extremely overwhelming” to people and that the suspension of the NBA season has caused a “sudden life shift” for workers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — home of the Cavs. 9:45 p.m.While Baylor coach Scott Drew understands the decision to cancel the NCAA Tournament, he said Thursday night that he is “overwhelmingly disappointed” that the No. 5 Bears won’t have the opportunity to finish “arguably the best season in program history.”The Bears (26-4) were the Big 12 runner-ups in the regular season behind No. 1 Kansas, and spent five consecutive weeks as the nation’s top-ranked team before a home loss to the Jayhawks last month. Baylor was likely going to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, something Drew said his team had worked for all season.“To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” Drew said. “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life’s greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we’ll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers.” Major football issues, including playing rules, bylaws and resolutions, as well as other business matters on the agenda for the March meetings will instead be handled at the May 19-20 spring meeting in Marina del Rey, California.___2:30 p.m.Football season is months away, but spring practice for college teams was in full swing around the country. That is being put on hold in many places, too. USC and Notre Dame both announced they would suspended practice as their campuses shut down. The SEC’s suspension of sport through March will also take football teams off the practice fields. The NCAA later canceled its men’s and women’s tournaments, where both Baylor teams were likely going to be No. 1 seeds. The Lady Bears were set to host first- and second-round games.“These are unprecedented circumstances, and it’s just much bigger than athletics,” Rhoades said. “I think the right decisions have been made.”Rhoades said he felt for all of the players whose seasons suddenly ended, and had spoken to both coach Scott Drew and Mulkey.“I think the first (thing) was I’m sorry. I’m sorry because both both had such great seasons,” Rhoades said, when asked what he told them. “The decision is much bigger than me, or certainly any one person, but you just feel bad.”___ 7:58 p.m.Little League International has recommended that its leagues “exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension of all league activities until no earlier than April 6.”Little League International operates more than 6,500 programs in more than 84 countries.___7:35 p.m. Arsenal was due to play at Brighton on Saturday, with the Premier League pushing ahead with a full fixture list and stadiums with fans — unlike most other major sports.However, Arsenal said “it is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates.” The club issued a statement quoting Arteta as saying: “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.” Arsenal’s game at Manchester City was called off on Wednesday after players came into contact with a rival team owner who announced Tuesday that he had contracted COVID-19. They met Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis after the Greek team won at Arsenal in the Europa League on Feb. 27.___ 6:17 p.m.NASCAR has put strict regulations in place for this weekend’s race at Atlanta, which will be held without spectators. Photographers will not be permitted at the event beyond a pool photographer, and media will not have access to the garage area or pit road. All driver availability will take place via teleconference, fed into the media center. The NASCAR Cup Series race winning team and second- and third-place finishers will be available via teleconference. In short, there will be no in-person competitor availability this weekend outside of live broadcast partners and NASCAR Productions. Mas says the target period for the hiatus is 30 days.He told players and coaches, then held a news conference and says, “We’ve made a decision as a league this morning, as owners, that play will be suspended temporarily.”The expansion team owned by Mas and former England captain David Beckham had been scheduled to play its home opener Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 5:55 p.m.The LPGA Tour has postponed golf’s first major championship of the season and two other events because of the coronavirus.The tour called off the Volvik Founders Cup in Phoenix on March 19-22, the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California, on March 26-29 and the major ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, on April 2-5. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement he’s “fully committed to rescheduling these important events on our 2020 schedule,” especially the ANA Inspiration.Earlier, the tour called off events in Thailand, Singapore and China. The team said Thursday that the person last worked a game March 3. That is two days before the Santa Clara County public health department recommended moratorium on public gatherings of more than 1,000 people.The Sharks say the person is under self-quarantine and receiving care from medical professionals. The employee is recovering and feeling better.The Sharks say the health department says that risk to the public from that exposure is low and that no additional precautions are necessary.___10 p.m. ___8:10 p.m.Defending women’s national champion Baylor was on a plane on the tarmac in Waco, Texas, preparing to leave Thursday for the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, when coach Kim Mulkey got a call from athletic director Mack Rhoades.The No. 3 Lady Bears went into a holding pattern for about a half-hour and never got off the ground after the Big 12 men’s and women’s tournaments were canceled. The No. 5 Baylor men, who spent five weeks at No. 1 this season and set a Big 12 record with 23 consecutive wins, were already in Kansas City, where they had been scheduled to play Thursday. ___3 p.m.The NFL has canceled its main owners meeting scheduled for later this month in Palm Beach, Florida.Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the 32 teams “after careful consideration and consultation with medical experts,” according to a league statement. Goodell said the decision was made out of “concern to protect the health of club and league employees and the public while enabling the league to continue with its essential business operations.”Further changes could be coming for the draft, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from April 23-25. ___3:15 p.m.IndyCar will open its season on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, without spectators.The three-day event typically draws more than 130,000 fans. Local officials said earlier Thursday that no general admission would be permitted. Only essential personnel will be permitted inside the fencing that surrounds the course.The event will also be shortened to two days, with Friday used for driver health screenings and determining who is considered essential. March 12, 2020 US Sailing has advised all American Olympic-class sailors who are training in Europe to return home and resume training domestically. The move came after the 470 World Championships in Spain were postponed until officials can re-evaluate the situation in April.“We strategically kept training boats stateside, so we will go home to train efficiently on our own,” Olympic head coach Luther Carpenter said.The postponement of the 470 World Championships and possible changes to the 2020 Finn Gold Cup in May will impact the U.S. Olympic Trials. US Sailing said it will re-evaluate the selection procedures for the Olympic team.___7:25 p.m. Race organizers said they are in conversation with the city of Long Beach and the Convention Center about potentially rescheduling the street race. Long Beach is the second most popular event on the IndyCar schedule behind the Indianapolis 500.Organizers said if a later date this year is not possible, the race will return on April 18, 2021. ___6:27 p.m.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the club to close its training complex and put the entire first-team in self isolation. Churchill Downs said preparations to hold the Kentucky Derby on May 2 are up in the air. According to a statement from track officials: “With the event still seven weeks away, a decision will be made closer to that date with respect to postponing the event until later in the year, using the most recent information while working with and seeking guidance from public health experts and authorities.”___5:30 p.m.USA Gymnastics has canceled all sanctioned events through the end of March, which includes local meets scheduled at hundreds of USA Gymnastics-sanctioned clubs throughout the United States. The cancellations also extend to USA Gymnastics-sponsored workshops and clinics as well as any national team camps. The organization had already limited travel for USA Gymnastics staff and national team athletes. 7:10 p.m.Formula One organizers canceled the season-opening Australian Grand Prix hours ahead of the first official practice sessions because of concern over the spreading coronavirus.The sport’s governing body, FIA, issued a joint statement with F1 and the Australian Grand Prix to confirm the cancellation of the race. It followed McLaren’s decision to withdraw after one of its team members tested positive for the virus.The statement says discussions between F1 and the other nine team principals “concluded with a majority view of the teams that the race should not go ahead.”There had been two practice sessions scheduled Friday, with qualifying Saturday for Sunday’s GP. No fans had been allowed into the Albert Park circuit on Friday morning. As several other big conferences around the country canceled their postseason tournaments, the Big East resumed on schedule at New York’s Madison Square Garden. It started its second-round game between top-seeded Creighton and St. John’s at Madison Square Garden and not until halftime was the tournament called off with St. John’s leading 38-35.As the Bluejays and Red Storm were playing, a few subway stops away at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Atlantic 10 Conference was holding a news conference to called off its tournament.___11:40 a.m.Major League Soccer is shutting down because of the coronavirus, according to Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas. ___3:30 p.m.The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic-related activities. That includes all games, practices, recruiting — and participation in NCAA championships until further notice.The NCAA has not — at this point — postponed the men’s basketball tournament that’s scheduled for next week, but several individual schools have announced they’re taking a break from sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement that “this is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority.”last_img read more

CARICOM SG meets with FIFA President in Guyana

September 19, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_img– says sports a valuable investment in Youth(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  – Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Mr Giovanni Infantino agreed on the importance of sport to youth development and to society as a whole.Mr Infantino paid a courtesy call on the Secretary-General on Tuesday at the Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat.Ambassador LaRocque informed the FIFA President that sports persons were among the original categories under the free movement of skills regime of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Secretary-General said that sports was valuable as a social investment which could assist in channeling the youth towards positive endeavours and as a means of instilling discipline. It could also provide a career path, the Secretary-General added.Ambassador LaRocque mentioned that the Community was in the midst of preparing a Human Resource Development Strategy and sport was an important element given the holistic nature of the development process.Both CARICOM and FIFA are undergoing reforms and Mr Infantino emphasised his focus on transparency and good governance. He said the primary responsibility of FIFA was the development of football all over the world. He noted that of the $1.4 billion (US) invested in projects worldwide by his organization, the Caribbean benefitted from approximately $60 million in the past year.Mr Infantino has met with the Heads of Government of Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago during this visit and left for Suriname later on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgThe 24-year-old Bay Area native’s new single premiered Wednesday morning on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and is her first of 2020. The release of the track follows her 2019 debut EP,  “You’re A Dog!” and sold-out tours with Cautious Clay and Still Woozy.  Her musical style evokes the grooviness of the Jackson 5 and the whimsicality of the Tom Tom Club, but even then, Remi’s brand of modern pop remains unique and innovative.  Remi Wolf’s new single is a successful addition to a movement seeking to reinvent pop music; “Woo!” makes a bold musical statement without sacrificing any of the artist’s authenticity. The engineering feels simple, but as the melody builds, it becomes clear that there is a vision behind “Woo!” –– one more chaotic and vibrant than originally anticipated, one that screams “Neo-Pop.” Wolf, a Thornton School of Music alumna, had a brief stint on American Idol in 2014 before gaining recognition in the Los Angeles music scene, where she has garnered praise from notable publications including NPR, Billboard, Lyrical Lemonade and Paper Magazine.  The words that come to mind upon a first listen of “Woo!,” a playful, flighty track about love, were “chill,” “techno-inspired,” “funky” and “bright.” It seems that Wolf is painting a picture of what it is like to be young and in love —  in love with both a significant other and with all the life there is left to live. Her disjointed yet emotionally charged lyrics are emblematic of the passion and chaos that characterize being in your twenties: “And I don’t know what I really wanted / And fuck, I think I lost my wallet.” The music video of “Woo!” takes place in a kaleidoscopic, psychedelic candyland and features a handful of Remi Wolf clones. The colors and visuals feel oddly reminiscent of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” music video but messier and more relatable, as if the director said, “think early 2000s pop, but more girl-next-door-who-drops-acid-on-the-weekends.” In fact, it seems that Wolf’s specific brand delves into influences and inspirations from all things pop culture but as viewed through the lens of a generation brought up on internet subcultures.center_img That is not to say that the single is void of overarching themes or a cohesive narrative. “Woo!” tells a story about the fickleness and brazen fun of young love in all its forms: “Love: It’s not the answer, it’s the mindset / The question is not about who, it’s how you find it.” Lines like these are bound to resonate with young adults trying to figure out how to navigate the world and relationships, trying to understand what to feel and when to feel it. Without ever explicitly saying it, “Woo!” is about growing up and learning about yourself and others as you go. “Woo!” lends itself to a number of interpretations, but above all, it is Remi Wolf’s claim to changing the pop game. The pop landscape is redefining itself as we speak, and the emerging pop artists of 2020 have a stake in that rebrand. Lady Gaga did it in her day and artists such as Dua Lipa are having a go at it now. With “Woo!,” Remi Wolf is marking her territory as a pop music innovator, and she has set the bar high for future tracks. A balance between premeditated, profound lyricism and the curation of a specific vibe is delicately struck. What really brings the track home are the sudden yet somehow smooth transitions between the relaxed, percussion-backed verses and the Lana Del Rey-esque chorus that gives Wolf a chance to show off her range. The song kicks off with an understated keyboard sequence and a steady percussion base, complementing one another perfectly on the track.  (Photo courtesy of Remi Wolf)last_img read more

Dessie Hughes Dies

September 16, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_imgDuring a successful career as a jockey, Hughes rode Davy Lad to victory in the 1977 Cheltenham Gold Cup, and came back two years later to claim the Champion Hurdle aboard Monksfield. Hughes’ biggest successes as a trainer came with Hardy Eustace who won back-to-back Champion Hurdles in 2004 and 2005. He is survived by his wife Eileen, daughter Sandra and son and three-time champion jockey Richard.last_img

first_img37-year-old Venus Williams has ended Johanna Konta’s fairytale run, to make her 9th Wimbledon final at the All England Cub.It will be Williams first Wimbledon singles final appearance since 2009, the 37-year-old defeated Konta, in straight set, 6-4 6-2 and will now face 14th seed, Garbiñe Muguruza, in Saturday’s final.“The crowd were very nice to me. The crowd were so fair, I know they love Jo.”“I think Jo handled the pressure.”“No point was easy. I tried to climb on top and get another point.”“I’ve played a lot of finals here, one more win will be amazing. It won’t be a given but I’ll give it my all.” Venus Explained. “I missed Serena terribly before the match. I wish she was here.”In the other semi-final clash, Garbiñe Muguruza dispatched Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-1 in just 65 minutes. The Spaniard have been in devasting form all tournament, dropping just one set en route the final, will now battle veteran American, Venus Williams, in the final.Muguruza, who lost to Venus’s sister, Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final, will look to make amends against yet another Williams on Saturday.– 22 winners hit– 6-1, 6-1 scoreline– 64 minutes played@GarbiMuguruza returns to the #Wimbledon final – in some style…— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2017“I played very well, for sure. It was a tricky match – she’s a very tricky player and was playing very well throughout the tournament. ”“I’m going to enjoy being in another grand slam final, and want to win whoever I play. Think it will be a great final whoever I play.” She said.Related2017 Wimbledon Open : Good Old Wine Venus Into A 10th Semi FinalJuly 12, 2017In “Sports”Wimbledon Roundup: Johanna Konta Makes Wimbledon History To Set Up Semi Final Clash With Veteran Venus WilliamsJuly 11, 2017In “Sports”Muguruza Beats Venus To Win First Wimbledon TitleJuly 15, 2017In “Sports” Asked about Saturday’s final, she continued: “Both Garbine and I play so well on grass. I’ll have to ask Serena for advice.last_img read more

first_imgPier Luigi Cherubino faces his second year in the highest Spanish category. The Argentine saved last year the Passion fruit after Toni Ayala’s health problems. He saved Tenerife and in Christmas Betis called him to replace Antonio Contreras in front of the team, which he has already removed from the descent. Pier spent 17 years in Spain passing through Tenerife, Betis, Sporting or Zaragoza. He is the veteran of the bench. The great revelation has been Gerardo García. In front of the Logroño, where he finished his career as a footballer, has La Riojans rubbing shoulders with best in category. He was 25 years after leaving the Real Madrid youth academy and playing in Vilarreal, Malaga or Real Sociedad.Dani González He became Atlético’s third coach, the team with which he debuted in Primera. He did not have a long career in the elite, but he went through Mallorca, Tenerife or Algeciras. The last to arrive has been Jordi Ferrón, after training the Seagull in Second. He Lightning ex, Albacete or Zaragoza, with which he won a Cup, he has a very difficult time save an Espanyol who has not yet won. EI Women’s Football every day has more followers and there are not a few former professional footballers who now see in the feminine an opportunity to do something big. The most famous is Phil Neville, the legendary Manchester player who, after failing on the bench Valencia, leads the English selection which was fourth in the last World Cup. In First Iberdrola There are four former soccer players who reached the elite and now run women’s teams: Pier, Gerardo, Dani González and Jordi Ferrón.last_img read more

MBU officials hail call-ups for Boyz squad

January 20, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Call-ups for five Montego Bay United (MBU) players to the national squad in preparation for the Reggae Boyz third-round fixtures in the 2016-2017 Caribbean Cup have delighted club officials.The club’s front line trio of Dino Williams, Owayne ‘Turtle’ Gordon (on loan to Indy Eleven of the North America Soccer League), and Alan Ottey, along with defender Ladale ‘Bully’ Richie and team captain Dwayne Ambusley were recently invited to join the new-look Reggae Boyz unit, as the Jamaica Football Federation, still smarting from the country’s failure to advance to the final-round World Cup qualifiers looks to shake things up.”The five players from the champion club are testimony of what we have been doing,” Sandra Christie, MBU’s operations manager said.She said that the history that MBU represents, especially in the past five seasons – copping two national league titles on the back of three consecutive finals appearances – is testament of the direction of the club.MBU, in recent seasons, have also been strong contenders in the Caribbean Football Union championship. The club also made its debut in the CONCACAF Champions League, where they did creditably well.”That these five players have been invited to the national squad is indication in and of itself that we are on the right track as a club,” Christie told The Gleaner.WESTERN FOOTBALL STRONG”It is also significant for western Jamaica football, which, at one point, dominated the national football landscape,” she added. According to her, “Some people still believe that the national team is strong when western Jamaica’s football is strong.”She said Richie was, in particular, was delighted with the invite. The defender has been outstanding in the MBU defence over the past three or more seasons, but just could not force his way into the national team. But now she says the player is looking to seize the opportunity.The Reggae Boyz will have as head coach Theodore Whitmore, the man who guided them to the 2010 title. Jamaica are the defending champions.last_img read more

Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers over Nets

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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I don’t think they did anything differently defensively. I don’t know,” Crabbe said of his quiet second half.Trailing by one at the end of the opening quarter, the Pacers got a jolt from Oladipo, the team’s leading scorer at 24.5 points per game.After Crabbe’s 3-pointer cut the lead to 51-45 with 2:25 left in the first half, Oladipo reeled off eight straight points for a 59-48 advantage at the end of the second period.When Brooklyn drew within five points in the beginning of the fourth quarter, Indiana’s summer acquisition capped a 10-3 run with five consecutive points, landing an alley-oop dunk that drew the attention of the Barclays Center crowd.Indiana snapped a two-game losing streak, including a 100-95 loss in George’s return on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think we did a good job of getting stops, finishing possessions with rebounds and then doing our plays. We’ve got to do it in that order,” Oladipo said. “The past couple of games we’ve kind of been doing one step before the other. I think we did a great job of settling down, playing our pace, and getting stops down the stretch.”Quincy Acy, Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each had 14 points in Brooklyn’s third straight loss.Nets coach Kenny Atkinson thought his team was outworked as it was in those previous two games.“I just felt like the whole game … whatever that ‘it’ is in terms of energy and physicality, it hasn’t been there,” Atkinson said.The second meeting of the season between these teams lacked the offensive spark of their first matchup, which Indiana won 140-131.The Pacers led by 14 with 7:08 remaining in the fourth quarter before Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and LeVert combined for a 6-0 run in little over a minute to close the gap to 94-86.Indiana then bounced back with eight straight points, including a basket by Joseph that led to a technical foul on Atkinson.FIRST IMPRESSIONSBrooklyn native Lance Stephenson, who broke into the league along with George in 2010, has enjoyed seeing the growth Oladipo has shown in 29 games.“Vic is playing amazing. He’s living up to the high expectations,” said the Lincoln High School product, who was chosen by the Pacers in the second round of the draft.“He’s here early for practice. He’s being a leader. He’s showing it on and off the court.”TIP-INSPacers: Have won their last five games against Brooklyn. … Indiana has won 13 of its last 17 regular-season games against the Nets dating to 2013.Nets: Brooklyn waived guard Yakuba Outtara. He was signed to a two-way contract on July 21. … According to various reports, the Nets are expected to sign guard Milton Doyle to their vacant two-way contract spot on their roster. Doyle was waived before the season but has been playing for the Long Island Nets, the team’s G-League affiliate. He’s averaged 21.3 points and shot 43.3 percent from the field in 17 games.UP NEXTPacers: Host the Boston Celtics on Monday night.Nets: Host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: 2018 PBA Season opening ceremony Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Oladipo scored 26 points, reserve Domantas Sabonis had 17 and the Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-97 on Sunday night.“He’s a guy we’re trying to develop into a franchise player. He’s come in with a lot of confidence,” McMillan said. “This year is really about developing our young guys and seeing what these guys are capable of doing. He’s doing some good things.”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 folkMyles Turner added 16 points, Cory Joseph chipped in 15 and Darren Collison scored 14 for the Pacers.The Nets’ Allen Crabbe shook off his recent struggles, scoring 17 points in the first half on 5-for-7 shooting, including four 3s. He took only one shot and didn’t score in the second half. 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(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan came into the season trying to figure out just what kind of contribution he would get from Victor Oladipo after he arrived in a trade for one the NBA’s best two-way players in Paul George.The second overall pick in the 2013 draft has met McMillan’s expectations after spending the previous two seasons in Orlando and Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more