18 Jan

Tautuaa suspended 1 game, fined P35k for hit on TNT import

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Tautuaa gets fresh start with GlobalportTNT came away with the 128-114 victory in the heated game against GlobalPort to open the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Meanwhile, Blackwater shooter Allein Maliksi was also penalized P5,000 for his flagrant foul penalty one in the Elite’s 98-126 defeat to Columbian Dyip last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Justin Chua makes up for lost time in return for Phoenix Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Tautuaa kicked KaTropa reinforcement Jeremy Tyler in the chest on his way down from a dunk which led to his ejection with 2:41 left in the game.READ: TNT import says Tautuaa antics after dunk ‘very disrespectful’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 crownTeammate Joseph Gabayni was also slapped with a P5,000 fine after his flagrant foul on Roger Pogoy.GlobalPort import Malcolm White and TNT forward Don Trollano were also meted P5,000 fines each for their flagrant foul penalty one infraction in the game. Moala Tautuaa. PBA IMAGESMo Tautuaa’s career reboot in GlobalPort is off to a shaky start.The PBA handed a one-game suspension and P35,000 fine on the Fil-Tongan center for his flagrant fouls incurred in the Batang Pier’s game against TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

18 Jan

Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique

first_img“Just the history, you look up in the rafters and you see all the greats that has either played there or the previous arena they played in,” he said. “It’s a sports town. You look at the Patriots. You look at the Bruins. You look at the Red Sox. You add them, look at all that history. It’s just a sports town. If you’re not green, they don’t mess with you.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland’s star has bounced the Celtics from the playoffs four times in the past seven years, and James carries a six-game postseason winning streak at Boston into this year’s Eastern Conference finals, which open Sunday at TD Garden.As a member of both the Miami Heat and Cavaliers, James — whose success against Boston did a 180-degree turn with a mesmerizing Game 6 performance in 2012 — has made the Celtics green(er) with envy.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 crownBut while the 33-year-old has the utmost respect for the NBA’s most decorated franchise, James’ admiration hasn’t stopped him from standing in the way of Boston stuffing more Larry O’Brien trophies into its crowded case.And if he beats the Celtics again and advances to his eighth straight NBA Finals, James would join a club currently exclusive to Boston players with legendary status. Only Bill Russell (10), Sam Jones (9), Tommy Heinsohn (9) and Frank Ramsey (8) have played in more consecutive Finals than James, who said he hasn’t reflected on the possibility of admission to their group.“I do know that this is my eighth straight conference finals and I have an opportunity to play for a championship if I’m able to be successful in this conference finals, so I don’t take that for granted,” James said Friday. “You dream about being able to play in big games in the NBA. Even when I got to the NBA that was one of my only goals — to be as great as I can be, to play in big games in the NBA and be remembered — and I think I’ve done that in my career.“Just trying to add onto it while I can.”Early in his career, James saw the Celtics as a postseason exit ramp.The “Big 3” Boston team featuring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen ousted him and the Cavs in 2008 and 2010, the latter series ending with James famously storming off the floor and pulling off his jersey to foreshadow his free-agent departure later that summer for South Beach.ADVERTISEMENT He avenged that loss the following year in the conference semifinals, and then in 2012, James had one of his most magnificent postseason exhibitions of his career in Boston. With the Heat down 3-2 in the series, James scored 45 points on 19 of 26 shooting and added 15 rebounds as Miami forced a Game 7 and went on to win consecutive titles.Since then, he’s 8-1 against the Celtics with a four-game sweep in 2015 and a five-game dusting last year in the conference finals.James has scored 979 points in 34 playoff games against the Celtics, the most by one player against a single team. And in his past six games on Boston’s parquet, he’s averaging 34.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists.James has eight playoff wins in Boston, more than all but four current Celtics.One of them, Jaylen Brown, knows what’s coming.“Physically, he is more superior than any guy that is on the floor,” Brown said. “He’s 260-plus pounds. Can run like a gazelle. Athletic. He’s physical. He’s just unstoppable. We gotta be mentally locked in and have a mindset to try and do the best we can. LeBron is top 3, top 5 of all-time. He’s going to do what he does. We just gotta take away the other guys and have a great mindset of mentally being locked in every possession.”Boston’s notorious crowd is known for rattling opposing players. In the first round, Celtics fans taunted Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe with chants of “Who Is Bledsoe?” after he unwisely made a comment about Celtics playoff phenom Terry Rozier.James and his teammates know they’ll have their ears rung as well.“One of the rowdy environments,” Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver said. “Boston is fun. They have a great crowd. They’re ready to get behind their team. There’s been moments where I’ve been on a team where there’s a decent lead and then they make one shot and the place just erupts. You’re like, ‘Man, they’re going to come back.’ You just feel it. It’s a great place to play, especially in the playoffs.”Boston’s roar only seems to strengthen James, who appreciates the passion and pride in the Celtics. 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadal’s magical clay court streak ended by Thiem in Madrid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 11: Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second half during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — There haven’t been any championship banners hoisted into Boston’s hallowed rafters since 2008.LeBron James won’t let go of the rope.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1

first_imgView comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil France advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0 Brazil’s Neymar reacts during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)KAZAN, Russia — Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer’s most expensive player.Kevin De Bruyne put Belgium up 2-0 by completing a counterattack led by Romelu Lukaku in the 31st minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The opener came after a bit of good fortune. Fernandinho’s trailing arm inadvertently helped Belgium captain Vincent Kompany’s header land in his own net in the 13th.As Belgium lost cohesiveness in the second half and Brazil’s changes stirred the team, substitute Renato Augusto reduced the deficit with a header in the 76th.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, 2nd right, scores his side’s second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)But it was too late for Brazil to muster an equalizer as efforts to force the game into extra time were thwarted by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Belgium will face France in the semifinals on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

18 Jan

Del Potro calls knee fracture a ‘hard blow’

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tests on Saturday showed the fracture, Del Potro’s spokesman Jorge Viale tweeted Sunday.“In the coming days, the doctors will evaluate the recovery process needed to return,” Viale said.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 LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina watches his shot as he plays against Borna Coric of Croatia in the men’s singles match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Juan Martin del Potro has fractured his right patella bone in what the Argentine called “a hard blow that leaves me without strength.”Del Potro retired Thursday against Borna Coric at the Shanghai Masters after injuring his knee. Third-seeded Del Potro fell near the end of the first set. The U.S. Open finalist had the knee wrapped but called it quits after losing the first set 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix’s Abueva fined for obscene gesture Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Asian MMA star slams ‘shocking’ Las Vegas brawl

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The bout will headline the UFC’s 25th-anniversary fight card in Denver on November 10, reflecting Chan’s stature and the sport’s global reach.If he finds a way past the American veteran, the Korean fighter is expected to get a second shot at the featherweight title –- and the chance to become the UFC’s first Asian world champion.“Fighters are emerging from all over Asia, and from South Korea,” said Chan. “The image of the sport has improved and it is up to us as martial artists to make sure this continues.”A ‘positive’ forceChan’s “Zombie” tag comes from his ability to keep moving forward into battle, even when under a barrage, and he is level-headed about the challenge posed by Edgar.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach Kobe: Bryant shares philosophies on how to reach kids MOST READ “I know he will try to wear me down, try to exhaust me, but I am ready for that,” said Chan. “My stamina is very good.”Chan seemed destined for the top after joining the UFC in 2011, after starring on the domestic scene in South Korea.He went 3-0 before losing to then-featherweight champion Jose “Scarface” Aldo, dislocating his shoulder throwing a huge right before losing via TKO in the fourth.Following South Korea’s compulsory military service and a knee injury, Chan exploded back on to the scene with a first-round knockout of Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez in February 2017.Now with a career record of 14 wins and four losses, Chan will be faced with his biggest challenge yet against Edgar (23-6-1), the 36-year-old former UFC lightweight champion.But Chan said his time away from the cage –- which also brought the birth of three children, aged four to three months –- had put life into perspective.At the Angel’s Fighting event, Chan was in the corner for a fighter from his gym. He said such charity initiatives showed MMA could have a positive impact.“In the past the image (of MMA) has not been great but we are seeing this change, and everything is looking positive,” said Chan.“A while back I used to fight for myself, for fame. But now family overrides that and I am fighting for my family.” 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We should be inspiring kids and not shocking them,” the Seoul-based featherweight said ahead of this week’s Angel’s Fighting MMA event in Seoul, where all profits pay medical expenses for terminally ill children.“As martial artists we are role models,” added Chan, who is ranked 10th in the world by the UFC in his weight division.FEATURED STORIES SPORTSGinebra 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“Hyping up the fight is understandable but violence outside the cage is a no-go. We are adults and should remember the impact what we do has on kids.”Chan was speaking at his Korean Zombie Gym in Seoul as he prepared to fly out for his next fight, against the UFC’s former champion and third-ranked featherweight Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE – Chan Sung Jung of South Korea celebrates after defeating Dennis Bermudez in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Toyota Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFPAsia’s highest-ranked mixed martial artist said fighters must remember they’re idols for children as he slammed last week’s “shocking” scenes after Conor McGregor’s defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov.Chan “The Korean Zombie” Sung-jung said the post-fight violence, when Nurmagomedov and his team attacked McGregor and his entourage in images beamed around the world, had set back attempts to clean up MMA’s image.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Nets’ Caris LeVert ‘very blessed’ despite gruesome foot injury

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)Brooklyn forward Caris LeVert felt the pain in his right foot, and thought it was just a sprain.That is, until he looked down.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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Greek prosecutor investigates TV slur against Giannis Antetokounmpo’s older brother LATEST STORIES Brooklyn visits Miami on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A week removed from dislocating his right foot — a grotesque injury that looked so much worse than what it actually was — LeVert spoke out Monday about what happened and his plans for the future.“The pain level felt like a regular sprain and I knew I kind of fell on the side of my ankle,” LeVert said, talking to reporters at the Nets’ facility in Brooklyn, New York. “And obviously when I looked at it, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s messed 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 ChrissSomehow, the worst was over within a few minutes of him getting hurt on Nov. 12 at Minnesota. After he was wheeled off the court and taken to the back of the arena, medical staff popped his foot back into place — the most painful part of the whole experience, LeVert said. He was taken to a hospital for further tests that night, learned there was no other major damage, and he wound up flying home with the Nets that night.“Obviously, I’m very blessed, because it could have been a lot worse,” LeVert said. LeVert was having a breakout season for Brooklyn, with seven 20-point games already — matching the total from his first two full seasons in the NBA. He was averaging 18.4 points per game, which leads the Nets, and was posting career-best averages in scoring, rebounds and assists, along with a career-high shooting percentage from the floor.There’s no timetable for LeVert’s return, but the Nets say his coming back at some point this season is the expectation.“Initially, I was frustrated, felt kind of defeated,” LeVert said. “I felt like it wasn’t fair. But everything happens for a reason. It’s not a very, very, very serious injury to the point where the way I play basketball will be different. I feel like I’ll still be the same player. I’ll be a better player when I come back. I feel like maybe the time off is the best thing for me, maybe best for the team.”LeVert said his spirits were boosted by so many fans and players reaching out to him on social media. He said some players also got his phone number and sent texts, though he isn’t sure how some of them got the number.“It’s been great,” LeVert said. “It’s been overwhelming, for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Even now, three years into his reign as champion, he is sometimes mistaken for NBA superstar LeBron James.That could change on Saturday when the 6ft 7in Wilder faces off against Fury, the trash-talking “Gypsy King” who is also unbeaten, with 27 wins from 27 fights, 19 inside the distance.For Wilder, Saturday’s fight at the Staples Center is an opportunity to announce himself to a significant audience.It is the first time he is the feature attraction on a pay-per-view television card. An explosive display against Fury will burnish his box-office appeal. ‘The baddest man’ ADVERTISEMENT Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson head the who’s who of Wilder’s predecessors, evoking an era when heavyweight boxing was an integral part of the US sporting landscape.Yet as Wilder prepares for the eighth defense of a title he has held since 2015, he remains a virtual unknown.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 ChrissAt the age of 33, Wilder has compiled an impressive record which includes 40 victories, no defeats, with 39 knockouts.But his unblemished record and undeniable punching power have yet to capture the imagination of American sports fans. Whether those two fights are adequate preparation for the challenge of Wilder remains to be seen.While former heavyweight champions such as Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson believe Fury has the skill and power to overcome Wilder, other fighters fear the bout has come too early in his comeback.“I’m always going to be rooting for the Union Jack,” said British heavyweight Dereck Chisora. “But I believe Fury has taken the fight too early…when he gets hit by Wilder, it’s goodnight.”Fury, true to form, is having none of it.“I’m going to box his face off,” Fury said. “On Saturday night, Deontay Wilder is going to be known as the guy who got knocked out by Tyson Fury,” added the Briton, gleefully mocking Wilder for his relatively low profile amongst US sports fans.“He needs me. He’s made seven defenses but he’s still unknown in this country. I went down the street yesterday and asked 50 people if they knew who Deontay Wilder was and only two said they did, and they were boxing fans.”Lewis and Holyfield, meanwhile, believe Fury’s chances of victory will hinge on his ability to take the fight into the later rounds while evading Wilder’s right hand.Wilder, however, demonstrated he is more than capable of lasting over the distance with a gutsy 10th round knockout of the dangerous Cuban Luis Ortiz in March.The American, who looked authentically angered by Fury in Wednesday’s face off, promised a brutal finish.“I’m gonna beat his ass and then knock him out,” Wilder said. “I promise you this, he will go down. I don’t know when it’s coming. But it’s coming.” Kawhi Leonard, Raptors outlast Warriors in thrilling OT win View comments “America has a mighty man in me,” Wilder boasted at an ill-tempered press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “America has the baddest man on the planet.“I put in the hard work to make it here. I’ve grinded and worked. There’s no way I’m going to let a man come from another country and take what I’ve been building.”Victory for Wilder or Fury will thrust them to the front of the queue to face Britain’s Anthony Joshua, holder of the International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization heavyweight belts.While several obstacles would need to be overcome before a money-spinning Joshua fight can happen, the clamour for a unification bout could become irresistible.For Joshua’s eventual challenger to be Wilder, he must overcome the imposing 6ft 9in frame of Fury, a man on a mission who returned to the ring in April after a two-year absence following a battle with depression, drink and drug abuse.Three years ago, Fury stunned the boxing world after defeating champion Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO and lineal titles.The high of that victory however was to be followed by a descent into despair. Fury, who was subsequently stripped of those belts amid two failed drug tests, recently revealed he had tried to commit suicide.“I just wanted to die so bad, I gave up on life,” Fury said.But with his demons overcome, and his license restored, Fury returned earlier this year, stopping Albanian journeyman Sefer Seferi after four rounds in April before outpointing little-known Francesco Pianeta in August. Comeback too soon? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Boxers Deontay Wilder, left, and Tyson Fury exchange words as they face each other at a news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The pair are slated to fight Saturday night for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America’s love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain’s Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.As the reigning World Boxing Council champion, Wilder is the latest custodian of a belt which has been worn by some of the heavyweight division’s most iconic names stretching back over more than 50 years.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

18 Jan

Globe and Mineski launch professional esports team ‘Liyab’

first_imgAccording to Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, creating a professional team is part of the company’s vision through the Globe Games and Esports Program which aims to further promote esports in the Philippines. Cu said that Liyab, which translates to “blaze,” represents the team’s intense passion and focus in the realm of esports. “Liyab will be the symbol of the country’s burning passion and pride in global esports events,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Globe Games and Esports Program has been at the forefront of the Philippine esports landscape since its launch in April 2018. Through organizing and hosting international esports tournaments such as the Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League, Globe Conquerors Manila, and Valor Cup, Globe continues to help the esports industry flourish in the country. “The main focus of Liyab is to improve management system methods,” Mineski CEO and President Ronald Robins shared about the reason for launching Liyab. View comments The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?02:19SEA Games 2019: PH’s freestyle poomsae mixed team l (FULL PERFORMANCE)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 Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Player of the Week: June Mar Fajardo unstoppable for streaking Beermen Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ “Our athletes do train very hard, medyo intense ‘yung training nila. They go 8-12 hours a day and especially with the new Team Liyab program, we are gonna be introducing sports science, mental fitness and real physical fitness as well to be able to have that edge of having this alertness,” he explained. Cu believes that Liyab will also help in raising awareness on responsible gaming behaviour and will play a major role on how Globe would redefine the gaming and esports habits of Filipinos by expanding its #PlayItRight advocacy into gaming responsibility.“We are now positioning gaming and esports like a real sport for Filipino gamers to follow. By focusing on the total development of the esports athlete such as Physical Wellness, Nutrition, Discipline, and Cognitive Development, this provides gamers an avenue to progress to a professional level,” Cu said.With their skills, demeanor, discipline, and competitiveness through hard-nosed, no-nonsense training, Team Liyab is now ready to participate in the global esports arena.Accomplishments of the Liyab team members include representing Southeast Asia together with the Malaysian and Thai Teams in 2018 League of Legends Rift Rivals against Japan and Oceania regions. They also represented the Philippines in Globe Conquerors Manila, the most prestigious League of Legends eSports event in Southeast Asia for 2018. Loyal Arena of Valor, on the other hand, has been a constant in all Arena of Valor Cup regional tournaments in 2018 eventually taking home the championship title in the Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) Season 3 – Arena of Valor. Finally, Liyab Hearthstone division player Cara Cute has been a constant contender in Hearthstone eSports scene and ended 2018 strong with a Top 4 placement in the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) SEA. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief LATEST STORIES Aside from establishing a professional management system, Cu also mentioned that introducing Team Liyab is one way to promote and further strengthen the esports program in the country, “Esports is all about discipline, practice, perseverance, passion–ensuring that these guys really are at the top of their game ’cause they are going to be competing with the top people and top teams in the world. And I’m sure with Globe’s support, Mineski’s expertise we will be able to bring Filipino gaming to the world stage.”Globe VP for Portfolio Development and Partner Management Content Business Jill Bausa talked about why they chose to partner with Mineski. “Partnerships are never one-dimensional. The strategy was we pulled together a collection of partners that are all complementary to each other. The dimensions of partnership will be unfolded slowly but surely,” she shared. According to Robins, Liyab will continue to screen players for other eSports titles, especially those games which is included in SEA Games and has a higher competition rate.ADVERTISEMENT Team Liyab will be competing in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA) that will be hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11, 2019. INQUIRER.net BrandRoom/JH Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In the Philippines, esports is becoming not just a pastime for local gamers, but also a serious competition for professional esports athletes. Globe Telecom partners with Mineski to launch “Liyab,” a professional esports team which will be debuting alongside teams from popular esports titles including Hearthstone, League of Legends, and Arena of Valor.   ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan votinglast_img read more

18 Jan

Vice President Boakai Praises Motorcyclists for Cooperating with Police

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai is commending motorcyclists around the country for the demonstrated cooperation with the Police following the issuance of recent regulations.  Vice President Boakai described the response of the cyclists and their Union thus far as mature and responsible, urging them to continue to constructively engage the Police, Transport Ministry Officials and other stakeholders to address their concerns. He said motorcyclists owe it to their riders and themselves to operate in a safe manner while the Police have a responsibility to ensure public safety.Vice President Boakai acknowledged that the motorcyclists were rendering a crucial service by providing alternative means of transport to a large segment of the populace, but said there was a dire need to ensure public safety.  He called on civil society organizations, the cyclists’ Union and the Ministry of Transport to provide essential public safety training programs and conduct public awareness campaigns for both cyclists and the general public.The Vice President was speaking today at his Capitol Building office when he addressed issues of national concern.  VP Boakai also called on the Ministries of Commerce and Transport as well as the Liberian National Police to take appropriate steps to ensure that other commercial transport drivers do not exploit citizens by hiking their fares thereby imposing additional hardship on the population.Expressing optimism that the recent regulations will ultimately create “win-win” opportunities for all involved, the Vice President also hailed the resolve of the Police in this effort to save lives, protect property, and maintain stability.The Vice President concluded that this exercise should be given all the support so that it results in significantly raising the public safety climate in the country to as greatly improved level for all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

18 Jan

Mind Readers

first_imgAs if they know my deepest thoughtsAs if they just know how I really feelQuestions the mind dare not answerSearching for the covered like thatGreat minds readers they would makePlans to unearth those games playedGazing beyond the huge starry eyesWishing all veiled be seen from afarSome will marvel how much is cageyGreat minders they would makeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img