Max Holloway fails to make weight, scrapping main UFC bout

first_imgFILE – In this Thursday, April 5, 2018, file photo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gestures while responding to reporters’ questions during Media Day for UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in New York, ahead of his upcoming lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Holloway has failed to make weight, canceling the main event of UFC 223 and adding further upheaval to the promotion following criminal charges against star Conor McGregor. Holloway agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday on just six days’ notice after original challenger Tony Ferguson injured a knee. But Holloway was unable to reach the weight limit for the bout Friday and was ruled out by the UFC medical team. There was no immediate word if a replacement fighter would face Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)Max Holloway has failed to make weight, canceling the main event of UFC 223 and adding further upheaval to the promotion following criminal charges against star Conor McGregor.Holloway had agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday on just six days’ notice after original challenger Tony Ferguson injured a knee. But Holloway was unable to reach the weight limit for the bout Friday in New York and was ruled out by the UFC medical team.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil June Mar Fajardo: Best Player of Conference and Finals MVP But the backstage melee McGregor allegedly instigated instead has forced the removal of three fights because of injuries from the attack. Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor’s, was pulled from the card for his involvement. Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were hurt in the mayhem and forced off the card.McGregor faces three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters Thursday after a news conference at Barclays.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ There was no immediate word if a replacement fighter would face Nurmagomedov.Holloway apologized on Twitter to Nurmagomedov, saying he wants “to keep going but they are stopping me. Sorry to your team and the fans.”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 crownHolloway was already the 145-pound champion and was trying to become a two-division champ by beating the undefeated Nurmagomedov in the 155-pound title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Holloway and Nurmagomedov were fighting for the lightweight title left vacant by McGregor’s nearly 18-month absence.The original card had shaped up as the best of the year and UFC President Dana White said it was trending toward the best pay-per-view buy rate since McGregor’s last fight at UFC 205. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

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Basas to play X-factor for FEU come Final Four

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rare Mantle rookie card sells for $2.8 million Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Basas averaged 11.71 points a game during the eliminations, just a few points shy of Pons’ 15.36 average, but Lady Tamarawas head coach George Pascua wants more from his shy spiker.“Chin [Basas’ nickname] has to step up for us,” said Pascua in Fiipino Friday at FEU gym.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 crownAnd Basas, who rarely shows any loud expressions during games, said she’s ready for the task at hand.“What coach said is nothing new to me because he’s been telling me that even in the first and second round of the eliminations,” said Basas. “He’s always telling me that I’m one of those players that this team is relying on.” Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Far Eastern University’s quiet hitter Toni Rose Basas has long established herself as a capable supporting act to Bernadeth Pons throughout the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Basas, who is on her fourth year of playing for FEU, added that the responsibility Pascua gave her should never be seen as something that would bring upon pressure.Instead, Basas said, Pascua’s words should be an inspiration for her to push harder in the Final Four against Ateneo.“I won’t think of this as a negative remark towards me because that would just bring me unwarranted pressure,” said Basas. “I’ll just treat this as a positive remark so I can do my job better.”Basas, who is aware of her own silent demeanor, added that she can’t be that reserved come the semifinals as she knows she is one of the players in the FEU roster the other Lady Tamaraws look up to.“I have to talk more during games because I have a tendency of being even more quiet if I make a mistake,” said Basas. “If I make a mistake, I’ll just have to shake it off and enjoy the game so my teammates won’t be affected.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Mbappe, Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

first_imgIt is completed by World Cup golden boot winner Harry Kane of England and Mohamed Salah, the Egypt forward who was inspirational in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final.The winners announced in London on Sept. 24 are voted by national coaches and captains, plus media from FIFA’s 211 member countries, and fans voting online. Three finalists will be announced before the ceremony.France could sweep the main awards with Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane heading 11 candidates for the best men’s coach.Deschamps led France to the World Cup title, and his 1998 World Cup-winning teammate Zidane completed his Champions League hat trick with Madrid. Zidane, who has since left the club, won the FIFA award last year.The FIFA men’s panel picked five World Cup coaches among the contenders: All four semifinalists — Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic of Croatia, Roberto Martinez of Belgium, and Gareth Southgate of England — plus Russia’s Stanislav Cherchesov.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Pep Guardiola is nominated for leading Manchester City to a runaway English Premier League title win. Guardiola won the 2011 FIFA award when coaching Barcelona.The other nominees are: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Juergen Klopp (Liverpool), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona).In the women’s player award, French and European champion Lyon provided six of the 10 candidates. The group includes captain Wendie Renard of France, plus Dzsenifer Marozsan and Saki Kumagai, the captains of Germany and Japan.Three candidates who play in the National Women’s Soccer League are United States international Megan Rapinoe, five-time FIFA winner Marta of Brazil, and Australia forward Sam Kerr.FIFA’s expert panel did not shortlist the past two award winners — Carli Lloyd of the U.S. and Lieke Martens of the Netherlands.Four women and six men are competing to be the best coach in women’s football.The nominations include Sarina Wiegman, the 2017 winner who coaches the Netherlands, and Asako Takakura, who coached Japan to the Women’s Asian Cup title.The male candidates include Reynald Pedros, who led Lyon to a Women’s Champions League and French league double, and Brazil’s Vadao, whose team won the Copa America Femenina.At the ceremony, FIFA will make awards to the best goalkeeper, the best goal, and a fan award. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? GALLERY: Belingon, Nguyen face off ahead of ONE: Reign of Kings ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ For the first time, FIFA has opened voting within days of the World Cup, where Ronaldo and Messi both exited in the round of 16.France also has Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane, who won a third straight Champions League title alongside Modric and Ronaldo with Real Madrid, on the FIFA list.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’Varane is the only defender selected by a FIFA expert panel which did not pick Brazil star Neymar. The 13-man panel included three Brazilians — former FIFA award winners Ronaldo and Kaka, and 1994 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.Belgium, which lost to France in the semifinals, has Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard on the shortlist. Croatia’s Luka Modric and France’s Kylian Mbappe, right, pose with their individual awards at the end of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)GENEVA — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will lead the challenge against a decade-long dominance of FIFA’s best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Mbappe, the teenage star of France’s World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament’s best player, joined five-time winners Ronaldo and Messi among 10 candidates announced by FIFA on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, to play basketball at UCLA

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 6-foot-10, 220-pounder from Los Angeles played the last two seasons at Crossroads High in nearby Santa Monica. As a senior last season, O’Neal helped the school win the CIF Division II state title for the first time since 1997. He had 29 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks in the title game. O’Neal averaged 27 points as a senior while Crossroads finished with a 25-9 record.UCLA coach Steve Alford says O’Neal brings a “terrific combination of size, skill and athleticism.”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’O’Neal joins fellow freshmen Jules Bernard, Moses Brown, Tyger Campbell, Kenneth Nwuba and David Singleton in UCLA’s incoming class.Shaquille O’Neal starred at LSU before going on to the NBA, where he won four championships including three with the Los Angeles Lakers. Venus Williams holds off challenge from teen at Rogers Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins FILE – (L-R) Myles O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal, Shareef O’Neal and Shaqir O’Neal attend the 2018 NBA Awards Show at Barker Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — UCLA has landed forward Shareef O’Neal.The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O’Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View commentslast_img read more

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Abueva antics won’t throw Manuel off his game: ‘I know him too well’

first_imgAs former teammates, Vic Manuel and Calvin Abueva have enjoyed a friendship and no amount of roughing up and verbal assault will dampen it.ADVERTISEMENT After playing together with the Aces for the last four years , the two faced each other as enemies in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Manuel’s Alaska took the 108-97 win over Abueva’s Phoenix and the Muscleman had fun competing against his buddy.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’“It’s fun playing against him because what he did in the game he was already doing it when we had our practices together in Alaska,” said Manuel in Filipino while laughing.“It’s nothing new, we’re just playing. There are no hard feelings, we’re just doing our jobs.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Combined Koreas women’s basketball team to play for Asian Games gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced There were several instances when Abueva tried roughing up Manuel, like jostling for position to get the rebound or hustling for the loose ball, but Alaska forward just laughed it off.Abueva also did some mind games against his former teammate when Manuel went for a high five but the Phoenix forward removed his hand.“He’s just messing with me, I know him too well and I already know his antics,” said Manuel who had nine points and four rebounds. “I’m just focused on the game and he can’t piss me off that easily.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Booker undergoes hand surgery, expected out for 6 weeks

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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Osaka charms Japan with her manners—and broken Japanesecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The Suns said in a brief statement that the surgery was performed in Los Angeles on Monday by Dr. Steven Shin to repair the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint.It’s the same hand that bothered him late last season. Booker, last season’s NBA 3-point champion, signed a maximum five-year, $158 million contract in the offseason.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker has undergone surgery on his right (shooting) hand and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.That would cause him to miss not only all of training camp but probably the first couple of games of the regular season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Almost there: Alas, Phoenix learn from playoff exit

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Going for KO, Belingon says Fernandes ‘saved by the bell’ in 4th round Alas even shared an anecdote about wingman Matthew Wright telling the team that the NBA dynasties of the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs weren’t built overnight.“Matthew earlier said in the locker room that Chicago, before becoming champions, they first had to shed its blood against Detroit, and we also have to do that,” said Alas of the Bulls who won six titles in the 1990s. “San Antonio, before winning the championship, was getting beat by Utah.”The Spurs, who won five titles across three decades, lost to the Jazz three times in the playoffs during the 1990s before they claimed their first championship in 1999.Alas said the team has learned its lesson and they will try to correct their mistakes once the 2018-2019 season rolls along and the Fuel Masters can add a couple of pieces after the Draft.“This is a lesson learned so we’re expecting to have a better run in the All-Filipino conference and make it to the semifinals,” said Alas. “Everything’s a process but we expect that our process should bear fruits so maybe we can do that next year.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Fuel Masters, in their short history, have never become a team to go into the top two of the standings except for the third conference of the 2017-2018 season when they surprised all after getting the no.2 seed with an 8-3 record.That was the first time that Phoenix headed to the playoffs with a twice-to-beat advantage, and then disaster struck.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Fuel Masters lost that perk after losing to seventh seed Meralco twice, 90-74 and 108-103, but Alas said it’s important for them to experience disheartening defeat before growing into a franchise that could constantly contend for the championship.“For us to get to the next level, we need to experience a deeper playoff position or get to the semifinals, but we’re almost there,” said Alas in Filipino after their second loss to the Bolts Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phoenix may have seen the end to its surprising run in the PBA Governors’ Cup, but head coach Louie Alas vowed that good things are just beginning for the usually considered mid table team.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READlast_img read more

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Federer beats Thiem to get back on track at ATP Finals

first_imgRoger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning a point against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their ATP World Tour Finals men’s singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway.After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Having lost his opening round-robin match to Kei Nishikori, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was still some way from his fluent best but dropped just six points on serve and took advantage of a wayward display from Thiem to break twice in both sets.“(It) was not about my forehand or my backhand or my serve or anything,” Federer said. “I guess it was my head. For that sometimes you need a break.”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 ChrissWith a 1-1 record in round-robin play, Federer will likely need to defeat Kevin Anderson on Thursday to improve his 14-1 record of reaching the semifinals at the season-ending tournament.It will be a repeat of a dramatic Wimbledon quarterfinal earlier this season, in which Anderson came from match point down in the third set to win in five on his route to the final. “I’m happy I’m getting a chance to play him again and have a rematch,” Federer said. “Hopefully I can take my revenge. It was a great match but obviously one that hurt.”Anderson thrashed Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 earlier Tuesday to move to 2-0, with the lopsided scoreline all but assuring the South African debutant’s place in the last four.Thiem is facing an opening-round exit at the O2 Arena for a third straight season and will need to defeat Nishikori in straight sets to have any chance of progressing.“I really want to play a good match,” Thiem said. “Doesn’t matter if it’s the last one here or not.”As had been the case in both players’ opening-match losses on Sunday, unforced errors flowed early on. While Federer was able to compensate with his serve, Thiem was left exposed.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Without Butler, Wolves move on with warm welcome for newbies Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Austrian’s forehand gifted Federer a break for a 2-1 lead and then his volley came up short to help the Swiss star extend that advantage to 5-2.Federer, who is chasing a 100th ATP Tour title, started to play more relaxed and seemed content with simply keeping the ball in play and waiting for mistakes. It worked, as another forehand mistake from Thiem put Federer in complete control in the second set.A Federer backhand up the line set up match point and Thiem’s 34th unforced error — another volley into the net — ended the day’s second one-sided contest.“I didn’t feel good out there,” Thiem said. “I was playing very, very bad. Many unusual mistakes.”The 32-year-old Anderson, who lost just eight points on serve, was on the verge of completing just the second whitewash in the competition’s history until Nishikori won the penultimate game.“Among the best I’ve played,” Anderson said. “I think I did a really good job constantly applying the pressure and not letting up.”___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Kovalev-Alvarez rematch set for Feb. 2 in Texas

first_imgNEW YORK — Sergey Kovalev will try to win back his light heavyweight title from Eleider Alvarez when they meet on Feb. 2 in Frisco, Texas. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) had regained the WBO 175-pound title following Andre Ward’s retirement. Ward handed Kovalev his first two losses, knocking him out in their second fight.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 Lillard has 28, Blazers beat Wolves View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ 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 The rematch will be held at Ford Center at The Star, home of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility. The announcement was made at a press conference Saturday at Madison Square Garden before Vasiliy Lomachenko’s lightweight title fight against Jose Pedraza.Alvarez, from Colombia, rallied to knock out Kovalev in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in August, dropping the Russian three times in the seventh round. Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) had been behind on all three scorecards before his furious finish.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk FILE – Eleider Álvarez, rear, of Colombia, celebrates as referee David Fields holds on to Sergey Kovalev, of Russia, after Alvarez knocked Kovalev out during the seventh round of their first bout on Aug. 4, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Yeng Guiao gets ejected with seconds left in Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Qatar

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Known as one of the most emotional coaches in the PBA, Guiao wears his emotions on his sleeve and has been ejected far too many times. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Guiao’s tirade earned him an early trip to the locker room but the man who’s too used to getting ejected just laughed it off and gave high fives to practically everyone he came across.The much-needed victory kept the Philippines in the running for a berth in the Fiba World Cup, improving to a 6-5 record as the fourth seed in Group F. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over Qatar Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Coach Yeng Guiao gets thrown out of the game…AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! Vintage CYG on the international stage 😅 #LabanPilipinas #SmartGilas #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/AHlKJWE7iX— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) February 21, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao will always be his old self be it in the PBA or in international competition.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Add Friday’s game to that after Guiao was ejected with 28.3 seconds left and the Philippines on its way to an 84-46 victory over Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha.READ: Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over QatarThe Philippines was already in high command as early as the third quarter, building an insurmountable 62-30 lead that didn’t stop Guiao from lashing out at the referees.Gilas Pilipinas against Qatar in Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.With the game already in the bag, Guiao got his first technical with 53 ticks left in the game after the referees called an unsportsmanlike foul on Thirdy Ravena on what looked like a clean block on wingman Nasser Khalifa Al-Rayes.Guiao then got one more 20 seconds later after reacting to the unnecessary physicality the Qataris were giving to the Gilas players.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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