Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

first_imgGuinabang brace leads Chiefs over Blazers in finals opener Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 35-year-old is the career scoring leader in Major League Soccer and for the U.S. national team. He returned to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer in September of 2016 following a 21-month retirement and appeared in nine games. He hasn’t played professionally since Nov. 6, 2016.Donovan played in three World Cups: South Korea and Japan 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010. He also played in six Gold Cups and won four titles. He scored 57 goals playing for the U.S. team and 145 in the MLS.Donovan has done broadcast work since retiring and was rumored to be considering a run for U.S. Soccer Federation president. Donovan announced in November that he would not seek the position.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police report on Nov. 2013 Pampanga drug sting ‘full of lies’ — ex-PNP official PLAY LIST 03:21Police report on Nov. 2013 Pampanga drug sting ‘full of lies’ — ex-PNP official00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Landon Donovan #26 of the Los Angeles Galaxy enters the game against Orlando City FC returning from retirement at StubHub Center on September 11, 2016 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPMEXICO CITY — Captain American is heading south for his latest comeback.Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The Liga MX team announced Donovan’s return to soccer on Twitter on Friday night. Donovan will play for Leon in the Mexican Clausura tournament, although more details on his signing were not provided.Donovan has spent the past three days in Leon, raising speculation that he might join the club. He also tweeted Friday about joining Club Leon, saying he was excited to face former U.S. teammate and current C.F. Pachuca player Omar Gonzalez next month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I loved the city, Leon is an historic and winning team,” Donovan wrote in Spanish. “I don*t believe in walls, I want to go to Mexico, dress in green and win tournaments in Leon. See you soon.”Donovan is the third player signed by Leon for the Clausura tournament along with Argentinian Emanuel Cecchini and Jamaican Giles Barnes. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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La Salle holds off FEU, stays on top

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Lady Tamaraws, who were in a three-way tie with Ateneo and National University for second place before the duel, crashed to fourth with a 6-4 record.After scrapping for their lives in the fourth set, the Lady Spikers had a fairly easier route in the fifth set practically kicking down the Lady Tamaraws every step of the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDesiree Cheng made a gorgeous off speed shot as she evaded FEU’s defense to give La Salle a 5-0 start and error on the Lady Tamaraws’s side gave the Lady Spikers a 10-4 leading heading into the final third of the fifth set.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said his veterans Kianna Dy, Mary Joy Baron, and Cheng had to step up in the fifth set after lackluster performances in the second and third set that allowed FEU to take a 2-1 set lead. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Adversities fuel Lady Falcons to victory Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bernadeth Pons put up 16 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws with Toni Rose Basas adding 12 of her own. MOST READ “In the second and third sets the veterans went missing, and no one would carry this team but them,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “So when the fourth and fifth set came, they should’ve adjusted to FEU’s play.”Dy and Baron eventually heeded De Jesus’ calls and proved vital in La Salle’s closeout.La Salle’s lead ballooned to nine, 13-4, after Dy’s menacing crosscourt kill and Baron finding an open spot for an ace.Tin Tiamzon joined in the fun scoring of a check ball for La Salle’s 14-5 lead.Baron and Dy led La Salle’s exploits with 18 points apiece while Cheng and Tiamzon combined for 19.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle had no intention of sharing first place after fending off Far Eastern University, 25-17, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-5, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday night.The league-leading defending champions spiked their winning streak to four games and improved to 8-2 securing at least a playoff for a spot in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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FEU ends nine-year UAAP Finals drought, ousts Ateneo

first_imgLa Salle holds off UP in Filoil opener Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Despite dropping the third set against the rejuvenated Lady Eagles, the Lady Tamaraws charged head on in the fourth and mounted an instrumental 8-1 run with the quiet Toni Rose Basas making her presence felt.Basas managed to change Jhoana Maraguinot’s attempt with the Lady Eagle hitting the ball straight to the net for FEU’s 15-11 lead.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 crownAfter an earlier mistake gave Ateneo a free point, Basas went straight back to work with a down-the-line kill then a beautiful block on Maraguinot for FEU’s 17-12 lead.“We’re really speechless because we’ve worked really hard for this, and my players and I talked about all our sacrifices just to get here,” said FEU head coach George Pascua in Filipino. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University ended a nine-year finals drought after eliminating Ateneo, 25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, to advance to the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Tamaraws, who are in contention for their 30th title, also halted the Lady Eagles’ streak of six straight appearances in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Basas, after her inspiring scoring in the middle of the third set, scored another dagger that gave the Lady Tamaraws the 23-16 lead before skipper Bernadeth Pons put them at the 24-16 match point.Although Ateneo scored three straight, two from Kat Tolentino and another one from Maddie Madayag, to cut the deficit to 24-19, Kyle Negrito rose up to block Maraguinot for FEU’s winner.Tolentino and Maraguinot had 11 points each to lead the Lady Eagles.Although FEU outscored Ateneo 40-35 in spikes, it also gave away 41 free points due to its errors.ADVERTISEMENT 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’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Cauley-Stein, Kings motivated for improvement after 27-55 season

first_imgThe Kings finished the 2017-2018 season with a 27-55 record, their worst record in 12 years since they finished with a 17-65 record in the 2008-2009 season.At 24, Cauley-Stein is a big part of Sacramento’s future along with 20-year-old De’Aaron Fox, last year’s fifth overall pick who averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 assists and 1.0 steals through 73 games in his rookie year.The Kings also have the likes of proven veterans in 41-year-old Vince Carter and 36-year-old Zach Randolph, who are both former All-Stars.Help is also on the way for the Kings, who are picking second in the 2018 NBA Draft, which is loaded with quality talent, next month. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Tyson Fury to start comeback against 39-year-old Seferi Sacramento hasn’t had much success in the NBA with the Kings failing to enter the playoffs for 12 straight seasons.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It would take a lot for the Kings end their playoff drought but promising center Willie Cauley-Stein believes one of the keys to cracking the top eight in a stacked Western conference in the future is building chemistry on and off the court.“We got old dudes and young dudes, we’re the young dudes,” said Cauley-Stein, who just wrapped up his third year in the NBA. “Our culture has to be so tight and that should continue for the next couple of years.”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“I expect us to work hard and not really get into the wins and losses columns,”  he added during the closing ceremonies of Jr.NBA Philippines Sunday at Mall of Asia Music Hall.Sacramento Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic, left, De’Aaron Fox, center, and Willie Cauley-Stein celebrate late in the Kings win over the Golden State Warriors. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)“After getting to the bottom of the Western Conference our motivation is to get better than we were last year, we got to keep going at it.”last_img read more

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Tiger Woods hopes he’s close to putting his game together

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Woods has won at the course Jack built a record five times. The most recent victory was in 2012, when he took command from behind the 16th green by turning a potential bogey into a chip-in birdie that Nicklaus still thinks is one of the best shots he ever saw.The most recent appearance? That’s different.Woods last played the Memorial in 2015. In the last few months before a series of back surgeries, Woods shot 85 in the third round, the worst score of his career. Because an uneven number of players made the cut, Woods teed off Sunday morning as a single and shot 74.“I tried, and unfortunately on this golf course, hitting it as bad as I did, it just wasn’t good enough,” Woods said.As for playing as a single? Woods smiled.ADVERTISEMENT Nicklaus suggested on Tuesday that Woods has to learn anew how to win because it has been five years since his last victory.McIlroy understood what he meant, having gone 18 months between victories until he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational. McIlroy started this year with good chances at Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and then he broke through at Bay Hill.“As long as you put yourself in contention more and more and keep knocking on the door, sooner or later you’re going to step through,” McIlroy said. “And then with that, experience will do great things for you going forward.”Woods hasn’t been within five shots of the lead going into Sunday since Bay Hill. He never got going at the Masters or at Quail Hollow, and while he had a season-best 65 in the third round at The Players Championship, he still was 11 shots out of the lead. The idea this week is to get in range.“The last few times that I’ve had a chance, I’ve felt very comfortable,” he said. “Hopefully I can just shoot the low round when I need it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “I didn’t want to have anyone watch me play the way I was playing,” he said.Rory McIlroy was standing at the side of the room as Woods spoke, listening to a player with 90 victories worldwide talking about the time he signed his name to an 85 on his scorecard. McIlroy recalled his highest round at 83 in the South African Open in 2007, his seventh tournament as a pro.McIlroy climbed the steps to the stage as Woods was leaving and said to him, “Aside from your 85, you have won here five times.”Those are the memories Woods hopes to draw from when the Memorial begins Thursday on a Muirfield Village course in its usual mint condition. The tournament is two weeks before the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, and it has the kind of field that makes it feel like a mini-major.Only two players from the top 10 in the world are missing: Jon Rahm and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.Justin Rose is coming off a victory at Colonial, his ninth consecutive year with a victory somewhere in the world. Justin Thomas is making his debut at No. 1 in the world, an achievement that doesn’t come with a trophy but one that meant enough to him that he stayed up later than usual when he got home after The Players Championship to see the world ranking page with his name at the top. He took a screen shot.“Seeing every golfer in the world behind my name is a pretty fun thing,” Thomas said.Dustin Johnson, who doesn’t appear to be concerned with much in life, conceded he was eager to get back the No. 1 ranking he held for 15 months. This is his first tournament since he lost the No. 1 spot to Thomas.Nicklaus was around the first and 10th tee boxes during the pro-am to greet them all, a list that includes Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.Woods has made strides since his return from a fourth back surgery, including a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship in March, and an exciting charge at Bay Hill that ended with a tee shot out of bounds on the 16th hole. And the tournament host had some encouraging words.Nicklaus complimented Woods on his swing, and then told him what Woods has felt for the last few months.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“He was saying that my swing is starting to look a little bit better,” Woods said. “And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m really not that far away,’ and he totally agreed. He just kept urging me to be patient with it because he could see that I’ve made some pretty big strides this year, and not far away from putting it all together.”The Memorial presents such an opportunity. LATEST STORIES Tiger Woods follows through on his swing from the rough on the tenth hole during the pro-am for the the Memorial golf tournament Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)DUBLIN, Ohio — The two biggest figures at the Memorial, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, managed to carve out some private time at the back of the 10th tee amid a mass of people Wednesday at Muirfield Village.Some of it was just catching up. The two most prolific winners of major championship had not seen each other since April at the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

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Anthony Joshua can’t escape talk of Deontay Wilder

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Wilder thinks Joshua would rather fight Povetkin anyway because he’s not ready to compete against the best. “Wilder has a big power punch, but he likes to fight. He likes to get into the brawl a little bit,” Povetkin said through a translator. “Joshua is more technical, but he also has a lot of power. It would be a different approach, but they’re both great fighters.” Povetkin would rather fight Joshua — probably because he’s going to — but thoughts of fighting Wilder cross his mind often. He’d be glad to get in that ring, too. (They’ve tried, but two failed drugs tests by Povetkin prevented a fight from actually happening.) If Povetkin defeats Joshua, the unification discussion might change. Only time will tell. Both parties say they want it to happen. It’s just not happening this year.Joshua has Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London. Wilder says he will also have a fight and to be on the lookout for an announcement soon. Life is moving on — for now. “At the end of the day, me and Joshua don’t need each other,” Wilder said. “Not to survive and live. We’ve been doing that before we even met each other, and we’re going to do that after we’ve met each other. “But for this fight to happen — for fans to see one of the biggest fights in world history and to see one champion, one face, one name — we definitely need each other.” Povetkin is partially the reason why Joshua (21-0, 20 knockouts) isn’t fighting Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) this year. In June, the World Boxing Association ordered Joshua to fight Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs) or have his title stripped away. He signed, ending his chances of a Wilder-Joshua fight in 2018. Wilder said if Joshua wanted the fight to happen, it would be happening.“Most definitely he could have gotten an exemption for this fight,” Wilder said. “That was the least of the worries right there because everyone wants it. When everyone wants it, then there’s nothing that could stand in the way of a fight of this magnitude. No possible way. “Even when he’s announcing Povetkin, they’re talking about me. Everywhere we go, they’re talking about this fight.” ADVERTISEMENT But Joshua doesn’t care what everyone wants. He said he’s following protocol. “This career isn’t determined by what people want,” Joshua said. “It’s my career. I’ve always pulled for and done what was right for myself, which has ultimately led me to becoming a champion.” Right now, Joshua holds three of the four major belts: WBA, IBF and WBO. Wilder has the other: WBC. If the two were to fight, which they still both believe they will, the winner would be named the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. The most recent boxer to claim that honor was Lennox Lewis in 2000. “It’s not about the big light,” Joshua said. “It’s not about taking from the industry. I don’t want to drive a Rolls-Royce tomorrow. I don’t want a one-hit fight wonder, then I’m a champion one week and few months later I’ve lost it because I’m living the life. I want to add to the industry, give back. I do it because I’m passionate about it.” His passion is just different from Wilder, who said he tried everything possible to make this unification fight happen.Wilder accepted a flat fee of $15 million and offered Joshua a guaranteed $50 million, plus 50 percent of the revenue if the fight took place in the U.S. Joshua wanted England. Wilder agreed. “We’ve done everything,” Wilder said. “I can’t express how much I mean by that when I say we’ve done everything day and night, day and night, day and night. And the only thing they’ve done is try to come up with plans of distracting the fans and trying to come up with plans of lies.” More negotiations took place. Each side says something different transpired— Wilder said Joshua sent blank contracts missing a date or place; Joshua said Wilder didn’t meet the deadline. There was also a disputed rematch clause. Regardless, months passed without any signed contract, leading the WBA to step in. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ref University: NBA spending summer seeking new officials Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Britain’s Anthony Joshua, rear, tries to hit New Zealand’s Joseph Parker during their heavyweight title bout in Cardiff, Wales. In June, the World Boxing Association ordered Joshua sign to fight Alexander Povetkin or have his title stripped away. He signed, destroying chances of a Deontay Wilder-Joshua fight in 2018. Wilder said if Joshua wanted the fight to happen, it would be happening. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)NEW YORK — Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin.Even there, he couldn’t escape talk of the heavyweight he isn’t fighting.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Someone in the crowd jumped at the opportunity and shouted, “AJ, we want Wilder!” “Let them train to be a fighter and fight (Deontay) Wilder,” Joshua told AP. “It’s easy talking about it. It’s another thing doing.” 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’But with his hands on his hips, Joshua looked in the direction of the outburst and stoically mouthed, “Same.”Meanwhile, Povetkin was standing off to the side. Povetkin and Joshua were both in the West Village on Tuesday for the launch party of DAZN, a global sports streaming service. Its first event is their fight. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Uzbekistan’s Istomin pockets Asian Games gold, flies to US Open

first_imgShe has been at his side — at least during training at home in Moscow — since he turned professional in 2004.“I think the most important thing is that I don’t have to pay extra to another coach!” he joked. “I have a good relationship with Mum… to be mother and coach at the same time is great and I’m happy with that.”However, his mother’s aversion to long-haul flights means Istomin often travels and plays alone — which he admits can be an advantage.“Sometimes we need a rest from each other as well,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘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 French Open to ban Serena’s ‘Black Panther’ catsuit Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin celebrates his win against China’s Wu Yibing during the men’s singles final tennis match at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 25, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANUzbekistan’s Denis Istomin scooped Asian Games tennis gold in Indonesia on Saturday before jumping on a flight round the world to compete in the US Open.Istomin, 31, came from behind to beat China’s reigning US Open boys’ champion, 18-year-old Wu Yibing, on a tie-break, winning 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But there will be no time to celebrate for Istomin, who only just managed to squeeze in his victory at the regional Olympics before the US Open in New York.Istomin had a flight booked Saturday afternoon to the the States via Jakarta and Istanbul, a gruelling journey of some 27 hours.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’There he will have scant opportunity to recover before his first-round match against America’s Steve Johnson at 11:00am New York time (1500 GMT) on Monday.But Istomin said there was no question of missing the Games, a rare chance to win a gold medal for his country — and automatic qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “I think it shows it means a lot to me and to my country. I always represent my country, never lose an opportunity,” he said.Istomin, who has slid from a high of 33 to 75 in the rankings, made waves when he stunned defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open last year.The Uzbek, recognisable by his trademark headband and glasses, was also runner-up to Slovak Martin Klizan this month in Kitzbuehel — his first clay-court final.“I’m always struggling with the clay and to be in the final — for me, it’s a big, big tournament. I was really happy with this result,” said Istomin.One notable absentee at both the Asian Games and the US Open is Istomin’s coach and mother, Klaudiya Istomina.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Combined Koreas women’s basketball team to play for Asian Games gold

first_imgMOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ North Korean Ro Suk Yong, captain Lim Yung-hui and Park Hye-jin all had 17 points.“This is a result that everyone achieved by playing together with one goal and one spirit,” Ro was quoted as saying by Yonhap, the South Korean news agency.“Their support gives me lots of energy,” Ro said of the supporters who waved the “unification” flag and chanted for the Koreas during the game. “As we stay united, we went to the final. It makes me emotional.”The canoe medals — a gold and two bronze — have been awarded to Korea, as the joint teams in rowing, canoeing and basketball have been named at the games.After the women’s crew won the 500-meter title in the dragon boats, the folk song Arirang played instead of the official national anthem for North Korea or South Korea and the “unification” flag, which features the outline of the Korean peninsula in blue on a white background, was raised during the medal ceremony.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PH golden skateboarder Didal eyes Tokyo Olympics berth Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Unified Korea’s players congratulate each other after winning the women’s basketball semi-final match between Taiwan and Unified Korea during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHAJAKARTA, Indonesia — A combined Koreas team reinforced by WNBA center Park Ji-su has reached the women’s basketball final at the Asian Games after an 89-66 win over Taiwan.The team, featuring three North Koreans and nine players from the South, will take on China for the gold medal after overturning their two-point overtime loss to Taiwan in the group stage. China beat Japan 86-74 in the second of the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The medals are awarded to Korea — the name for the joint teams that are entered in rowing, canoeing and women’s basketball — rather than being added to the tally of either North or South Korea.The Koreas, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams in the three sports along with larger contingents for their respective national squads.In the first of 10 finals on the last day of track and field competition, Japan’s Hayato Katsuki won the 50-kilometer walk in 4 hours, 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Wang Qin of China was three minutes back in second place, and South Korea’s Joo Hyun-myeong took bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Canoeists competing in three dragon boat crews won the first medals for the combined Koreas teams, including the first gold, and there are high expectations the basketball team will deliver another gold medal.The South Koreans are defending champions and have been bolstered by players from the North.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Park Ji-su joined the group after completing her season with the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA and made her first court appearance in the second quarter.She finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

first_imgSerena Williams, right, talks with referee Brian Earley during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket.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 View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The money comes out of her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up to Osaka, whose 6-2, 6-4 victory on Saturday made her the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles titleIn the second set’s second game, Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches. She briefly disputed that ruling, saying cheating “is the one thing I’ve never done, ever” — although afterward, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged he was trying to send Williams a signal.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 ChrissA few games later, Williams received another warning, this time for smashing her racket, and that second violation automatically cost her a point, leading to more arguing. Eventually, Williams called Ramos “a thief,” drawing the third violation for “verbal abuse” — and costing her a game, putting Osaka ahead 5-3.“I have never cheated in my life!” Williams told Ramos. “You owe me an apology.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Under Article III, Section P of the Grand Slam Rule Book, “verbal abuse” is defined as “a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive.” The section says a player is subject to a fine up to $20,000 for each violation.There are separate categories for coaching (“Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching”) and for abuse of rackets or equipment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jackpot! Golden Knights get star Pacioretty from Canadienslast_img read more

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Warriors roll past Thunder without Kevin Durant

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio 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 Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) defends against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/June Frantz Hunt)OKLAHOMA CITY — Stephen Curry scored 33 points to help the Golden State Warriors roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-88 on Saturday night.Klay Thompson scored 23 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Many Oklahoma City fans hoped for the chance to boo former Thunder star Kevin Durant, but the league’s No. 4 scorer sat out his second straight game for the Warriors with a sprained right ankle.Golden State made up for Durant’s absence with defense. Oklahoma City shot 32 percent from the field, its worst percentage of the season, and made just 13 of 41 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPaul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder added 15 points for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook scored just seven points on 2-for-16 shooting and missed all seven of his 3-point attempts. He had nine assists and eight rebounds.Curry scored 19 points in the first half to help the Warriors lead 64-46 at the break. Curry scored 11 more in the third quarter to put the Warriors up 87-71 at the end of the period, and they were never threatened after that. Read Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyingcenter_img Thunder: Host the Miami Heat on Monday. Roger Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college TIP-INSWarriors: Andre Iguodala started in Durant’s place and scored two points in 23 minutes. … Shot 61 percent from the field in the first quarter and made 7 of 11 3-pointers. … F Draymond Green had nine points, eight rebounds and six assists.Thunder: Oklahoma City debuted a patch with the logo of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the Thunder became the final NBA team with a corporate sponsorship. The NBA began selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18 when Nike became the league’s official apparel company. … Westbrook was called for a technical foul in the second quarter after he thought he got fouled on a post-up against Thompson. It was his 16th technical of the season, which means he’ll be suspended for one game unless one of his technicals is rescinded.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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