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‘Axeman’ Walters for December 19 fight in New York

first_img CURRENT RANKING Because of the loss of his title on the scale, Walters fell to No. 4 in the world rankings in that division and is now working his way back up to a title fight. It is not yet known if he will return to the 126-pound featherweight division after this foray into the higher 130-pound weight class. “We just have to wait and see” a member of his camp told The Gleaner yesterday. Walters is still unbeaten as a professional boxer, with a perfect 26-0 record including 21 knockouts. He has an 81 per cent knockout percentage and is known for his aggression, which includes pin-pointed jabbing and savage attacks to the body. His opponent also has an impressive record. He goes into the ring with 18 wins, one loss, and three draws. He has 14 knockout victories, giving him a 64 per cent knockout percentage. Reports are that he is an aggressive fighter who likes to stay close to his opponent, but who also has good hand and foot speed. He is the type of fighter who is not afraid to challenge his opponent, and an action-packed encounter is, therefore, expected. In what could be a signal that he is moving up to a higher weight class, former World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Super Champion Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters, will be fighting American super-featherweight Jason Sosa in a 10-round bout at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York on Saturday, December 19. This will be the semi-final on an HBO Boxing After Dark card, featuring a WBA heavyweight title fight between Luis Ortiz and Bryant Jennings. Walters, who had a fantastic climb to the top of the WBA featherweight division, faltered on June 13 this year when he came in overweight in a title defence against Miguel Marriaga and lost his Featherweight Super title on the scale. He went on to win that fight in dramatic style, by unanimous decision, at Madison Square Garden in New York after flooring Marriaga in the ninth round. Job Walters, who is his son’s assistant trainer to Celso Chavez, left Jamaica yesterday for Panama to assist in the pre-fight conditioning. He told The Gleaner before his departure that “we are taking this fight seriously as Nicholas cannot afford to make any mistakes this time around. When he fights in December, it will break a six-month lay-off, and he, therefore, has some hard work ahead over the next six weeks. I am confident that he will beat this boxer and become a champion again soon.” NO ROOM FOR ERRORSlast_img read more

Andrews suspended in misconduct probe

first_img PAYMENT QUESTIONS A release from the Ministry of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sports said the Lloyd Pommells-led board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has suspended Ian Andrews, its administrative director, albeit with pay, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. According to the release, the board has advised the ministry of the move to put the administrative director on suspension until investigations are finalised. The ministry will oversee the operations of the institution until an acting administrative director is appointed. The release also states that Andrews must hand over all INSPORTS-owned property to the permanent secretary in the said ministry. It also said in the release that there would be no further comment on the matter from the ministry at this time. Andrews has been involved in an ongoing conflict with the INSPORTS board of directors since September 2013. In that year, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament said the former broadcaster failed to report to the Auditor General’s Department in a performance audit of the agency. Pamela Monroe Ellis, the auditor general, reported that INSPORTS did not conduct annual performance appraisals of staff and that Andrews, took the decision to reclassify 13 of 14 appraised staff members to higher positions. This resulted in unauthorised payments of $24.6 million for the period June 2007 to June 2011. Then in 2015, the previous Don Anderson-led board removed Andrews’ signing authority, which is part of the administrative director’s job description, and sent him on administrative leave. However, he returned along with signing powers after a directive from the Ministry of Finance last year. In recent months, the former sportscaster has again come under increasing scrutiny and pressure, and after nearly a full year into the new Jamaican Government’s term. A new board of directors appointed by Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has come to the decision that they are going to look into Andrews’ management of the institution during his 13 years in charge.last_img read more

Gilas out to win Jones Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “Right of the bat, we don’t know Canada. They will be big, they will be athletic. Our players will be tested and they don’t have the experience facing players like Canada but we just want to show character,” said Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes.Gilas is boosted by American import Mike Myers.Joining Myers and Ravena are Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Kobe Paras, Carl Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Fonso Gotladera, Roger Pogoy, Raymar Jose, Von Pessumal, Ed Daquioag, Chris Standhardinger, Almond Vosotros and Ray Parks, who is a late addition to the 17-man roster.“We took the players who will really fit the system and more importantly the players who will fully commit to the program. I believe these players are really committed,” Reyes stressed.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments “Like any other endeavor, there is only one objective and the objective is to win,” said team manager Butch Antonio during Gilas’ sendoff party Wednesday at Bar One inside Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Pasig City.“The Jones Cup is one step moving forward for the program. Our goal is to win just like any other tournament,” Kiefer Ravena, one of the youngest players on the team at 23, echoed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The competition runs from July 15-23 and the team with the best record ends up as champion.Gilas opens its bid against Canada on Saturday. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gilas Pilipinas bound for SEA Games. Photo by Mark GiongcoThe Jones Cup may just be part of the Philippine team’s buildup for bigger tournaments ahead such as the Fiba Asia Cup but Gilas’ goal remains the same.Winning is still the main objective of Gilas, which leaves for Taipei on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after boxing bout, says UFC head Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyerlast_img read more

PBA Season 43 Preview: Retooled Phoenix looks to make noise with guard-heavy roster

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It seems like the pieces that Phoenix has fit the team perfectly heading into the new PBA season.The Fuel Masters have a slew of point guards in Gelo Alolino, Karl Dehesa, RJ Jazul and offseason acquisition LA Revilla. They also drafted a versatile player in Jason Perkins.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 folkPhoenix head coach Louie Alas believes he has the tools to make noise beginning with the 2018 Philippine Cup set to open on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“The system that we put up is really meant to have a lot of guards because our defensive schemes are guard-oriented,” said Alas, who was appointed as head coach late October to replace Ariel Vanguardia. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 “I really feel that we picked the right guy. He doesn’t play like a rookie and he really has PBA body,” Alas said.Phoenix looks to finally get past the quarterfinals for the first time and rebound from a woeful stint in the 2017 Governors’ Cup where it missed the playoffs after registering a 2-9 record. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set IOC confident 2020 Tokyo Games will not be tainted by doping LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Head Coach: Louie AlasKey Players: Matthew Wright, JC Intal, RJ JazulKey Additions: LA Revilla, Jason PerkinsKey Losses: Michael Miranda, John WilsonADVERTISEMENT Having four reliable playmakers will be one of Phoenix’s strengths in the coming season.At 6-foot-2, Dehesa gives Phoenix size in the backcourt, Alolino has also come into his own since being drafted in 2016 while Jazul and Revilla have proven themselves to be leaders on the floor.The four bring their own identity on the floor but all can shoot from downtown, giving the Fuel Masters space on the floor.Alas also has high praise for his rookie Perkins, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft.The 6-foot-3 Perkins, who won two UAAP championships as a key member of the De La Salle Green Archers, was solid in the preseason where Phoenix went 2-1 with wins over NLEX and Alaska.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Hall of Famer Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving falls ill at 76ers game

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving fell ill at tonight’s game and was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. He is expected to be released after the evaluation,” said a statement on behalf of Erving’s management team and the Sixers.Erving, 67, attended the game and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The dunker more commonly known as “Dr. J” was honored by the team to mark 35 years since he threw down his famous cradle dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers.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 folkErving led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA MVP. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Celtics keep rolling, top Wolves 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images for PGD Global/AFP)PHILADELPHIA — Hall of Famer Julius Erving fell ill at the Philadelphia 76ers’ game Friday night and was taken to a hospital.There was no immediate update on his condition.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It was a great team effort,” said Beal, who added nine assists. “We know the games before the break and the game after the break are always the toughest ones to get, especially when you’re playing a team like this. It was definitely a challenge for us.“The rest of the year is going to be a challenge for us, but we did a great job starting out.”Oubre tried to give the Wizards an extra advantage when he reached over during a dead-ball situation and tried to untie one of Hood’s shoes.“I was just joking,” explained Oubre, whose tactic was exposed by the Cavs with a replay on their giant scoreboard. “I was down on my knees and his teammates were like, ‘Tie your shoes.’ He laughed about it. He was trying to snitch on me to the ref. That’s my guy, though.”The four newest Cavs received warm ovations when introduced, with Nance Jr. getting the biggest roar from fans who remember his shot-blocking, dunking dad. Larry Nance Sr. was a two-time All-Star during eight seasons with Cleveland.TIP-INSWizards: Brooks would not confirm reports Washington will sign veteran G Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. He was released by New York last month. Washington has been playing without Wall, who had surgery on his left knee in late January and could be out until the playoffs. The 31-year-old Sessions served as Wall’s backup from 2014-16.Cavaliers: Smith’s recent fast starts have been a key to Cleveland’s success. Smith is shooting 18 of 21 — 14 of 15 from the 3-point range — in the first quarter of the past six games. “When he’s making shots,” said coach Tyronn Lue, “we’re a different team.” … James became the seventh player with 11,000 career field goals. … The trades brought an infusion of youth to what was the league’s oldest roster. “It’s not an old team anymore,” Lue said. “We’ve definitely gotten younger.” … Signed G Marcus Thornton to a 10-day contract.NO. 22 AGAINBefore the game, Nance Jr. announced that the NBA will allow him to wear his dad’s retired No. 22 jersey, which will remain hanging from the rafters in Quicken Loans Arena.“I’m ecstatic about it,” said Nance Jr., who will switch from 24 to 22 next week.The elder Nance took part in an in-game skit, holding the ball over his head as Moondog, the team’s furry mascot, dunked off a trampoline.OUTSIDE WASHINGTON Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavs 110-103 on Thursday night.The Wizards, who have been playing for weeks without Wall, their super-speedy star guard, nearly blew a late 11-point lead as James scored 14 straight points to pull the Cavs within 106-103. But Beal hit a driving layup and James missed a free throw and committed a lane violation while intentionally missing the second one and the Wizards held on.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“We hung together,” said Wizards coach Scott Brooks. “We showed great resolve. That’s what we talked about. Resiliency is what successful teams do in this league. We’ve been showing that. We’ve just got to keep doing it.”Washington is 8-2 since Wall went down with a knee injury. Tomas Satoransky, who has been starting in Wall’s spot, added 17 points, eight assists and didn’t have a turnover in 31 minutes. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After making just one 3-pointer in the first quarter, the Wizards dropped four deep shots in a span of 2:24 of the second quarter.Oubre and Markieff Morris each made two 3s during Washington’s barrage, which enabled the Wizards to take a 57-54 lead at halftime.UP NEXTWizards: Host Charlotte on Friday.Cavaliers: At Memphis on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson James, back from winning MVP honors at the All-Star Game, scored 32 — 14 in the fourth — for the Cavs, who dropped to 2-1 since acquiring four new players before the trade deadline. J.R. Smith added 15 for Cleveland.Despite the loss, James was encouraged by the performance.“I think we played well tonight, even though we lost,” James said. “I hate losing, obviously, but I think the way we played, the way we shared the ball. Defensively, we were flying around as well and those guys, they just played better than us tonight. I like the start, I like the direction we’re headed.”The Wizards spoiled the home debuts for Larry Nance Jr., George Hill, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson, four new faces the Cavs are hoping can get them back to the NBA Finals.But there are more obstacles in the Eastern Conference than ever and the Wizards could be a much tougher out in the postseason — with or without Wall. Washington overcame an early 12-point deficit and matched Cleveland’s intensity.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Burke leads Knicks past Magic to end 8-game losing streak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson battle for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Maybe life without John Wall won’t be as miserable as the Wizards feared.The All-Star break barely slowed them down, and the Cavaliers couldn’t stop them either.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Chinese Olympic figure skating judges banned for bias

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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China’s Jin Boyang performs during the figure skating gala event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW — The International Skating Union says competitions at February’s Olympics were marred by biased judging in favor of China, the next Winter Olympic host nation.An ISU investigation found Chinese judges Chen Weiguang and Huang Feng guilty of boosting Chinese skaters’ marks.ADVERTISEMENT Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 The ISU says Huang also dragged down the marks of German pair Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, who won gold ahead of China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong in second.Even with Chen’s alleged manipulation of marks, Chinese skater Jin Boyang missed the medals in the men’s competition, finishing fourth.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 crownThe ISU says the judges “committed one of the most serious ethical offenses a judge can be accused of.”Huang was banned for a year, while Chen is suspended for two years and banned from judging the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

OFW Trestle Tan relishes chance to resume pro career at ONE

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Most Filipinos are no strangers to having a side job apart from their main source of income, and Trestle Tan is one of the many workers who have a second career.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 PSL: Generika-Ayala barges into quarterfinals, escapes Petron MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Working as an overseas Filipino worker for the past six years, Tan managed to squeeze in a mixed martial arts career to help make ends meet.And after sitting idly from the sidelines for the past two years, Tan is ready to continue his MMA career.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’Tan will face South Korea’s Dae Sung Park in the undercard of ONE: Pursuit of Power at Kuala Lumpur’s Axiata Arena on Friday.“I’ve been waiting for this for almost two years, I’m happy to be back,” said Tan (4-6). “I can finally resume my professional career. I would like to thank ONE Championship for opening its door again. It’s time to put in the work.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tan has bounced around Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore but is currently a trainer at a high-end martial arts training facility in Ho Chi Minh City.“It was hard at first because I had to set aside what I wanted, but I know my family back home is my priority,” said Tan who last loss to Agilan Thani on Sept. 2, 2016. “I chose to work abroad and try to give them a good life.”“It’s difficult because I wouldn’t see my family and friends for a very long time, I just kept on reminding myself that all would be worth it someday.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Pac-May bets out

first_imgRead Next Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTOFloyd Mayweather Jr. managed to get the sports world’s attention when he announced he will face Manny Pacquiao this year.But whether the highly sensational announcement, posted with an accompanying video via Instagram on Saturday while attending a music festival in Tokyo, will eventually gain ground remains to be seen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. One day after the Mayweather antic that somehow stole some luster from the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin world title fight in Las Vegas, Pacquiao chose to keep his cards close to his chest.Insiders said the 39-year-old senator will make an official statement when he arrives back in Manila this week.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 ChrissPacquiao’s former handler, Top Rank Boxing, quickly downplayed the sequel to what was the richest megafight in history in 2015, where it will almost certainly won’t have any part of as both fighters already have their own promotional outfits.“Listen to me, I will not be involved in that fight, period,” said Top Rank boss Bob Arum in a CBS Sports interview. “Let other people do it. God loves them, let them make money. It’s not for me. I want to devote my time and effort to guys who are in the prime of their careers.” 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 Davao Aguilas, Japan FC strike partnership Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Arum’s son-in-law, TRB president Todd duBoef, even compared the supposed Mayweather-Pacquiao II to the 2013 comedy film Grudge Match, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Robert de Niro as overaged boxers milking whatever’s left in their careers.But the bout, if it pushes through, won’t be a laughing matter considering that the 2015 fight garnered 4.6 million pay-per-view buys worth $410 million.Already, betting lines have been opened for the bout, with bets on the fight pushing through this December having the slight edge (-150 against +120).There are bets, too, on total PPV buys, total rounds and eventual winner.Venue is also being discussed online as Pacquiao is not likely to fight in the United States because of his tax problems. Mayweather, on the other hand, has Las Vegas as his favorite site.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

Mocon wary of complacency as San Beda enters crucial stretch

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Red Lions still hold the top spot with a 15-1 record but they’re just half-a-game away from the no. 2 Pirates who also have a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four.“It’ll be difficult if we become complacent at this point, everything starts in practice and what we need to do is put in extra work in both training and in games,” said Mocon in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center.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 ChrissSan Beda has two more games in the elimination round, and it’s going to be a tough stretch as it faces Final Four teams Lyceum and University of Perpetual Help (11-5).“We’re really in a playoff mode right now, we don’t know what the future holds,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “We’ll be ready every game, even though we’re in the top two, we’re still going to play.” Mocon, who had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the 90-52 beating of Arellano , said they just have to follow Fernandez’ game plan if they want to finish the season at the top.“We just have to follow coach’s orders and when we do that good things will happen,” said Mocon. San Beda once again secured a twice-to-beat bonus in the NCAA Final Four, but star forward Javee Mocon warned against complacency at this point in the season.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Asian Para Games: Gawilan bags 3rd gold, PH chess team racks up medals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim 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 awardlast_img read more