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Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 24th, 2017

Icardi left out of Argentina s World Cup squad

By Debora Rey, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Serie A co-top-scorer Mauro Icardi was left out of Argentina's World Cup squad on Monday. Icardi, also the Inter Milan captain, was the most notable absentee from coach Jorge Sampaoli's 23-man list. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who has not played since March and is recovering from a knee operation, was picked. Sampaoli said in a news conference his choices were based on "players that can do many functions to give us different characteristics." "Those players in the final list are closer to the idea we are implementing. They are closer to the opposition's goal line than to their own." Icardi was part of Sampaoli's preliminary list of 35 players announced on May 14. He scored 29 goals in Serie A, one of them on Sunday when Inter secured a spot in the Champions League for the first time since 2012. Aguero had a great season with English Premier League champion City, scoring 31 times until he was injured. It is still uncertain when he will be back in action. Also injured, defender Gabriel Mercado and midfielder Lucas Biglia were in the squad. Mercado's injury opened a door for Torino left back Cristian Ansaldi, who can also play on the right. Asked about the risks of taking recovering players to the World Cup, Sampaoli said he will take full responsibility for his choices. "We need to face the World Cup without fear," he said. "In this list there are players with a lot of skill. The ones that understand our game better will be closer to being starters." Argentina is grouped in Russia with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. ___ Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate). Defenders: Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune), Federico Fazio (Roma), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Marcos Acuna ( Sporting Lisbon), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Lucas Biglia (Milan), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica). Strikers: Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 56 min. ago

ROS win gives Johnson final say in verbal war with White

  Reggie Johnson wasn't part of any scuffle during the highly-physical game between Rain or Shine and GlobalPort, but the Elasto Painters import was very much involved in a verbal war with his counterpart Malcolm White. "It was a tense conversation, I feel like Malcolm is a wild player but I'm going to leave it on the court and I don't want to bring it to the media," said Johnson. "We were going back and forth but it wasn't a friendly conversation so I will leave at that." But while Johnson didn't take part in any, White was the subject of two altercations in the fourth quarter---first with Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu before going face to face with center Raymond A...Keep on reading: ROS win gives Johnson final say in verbal war with White.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Tiu says intentional elbow by White like getting punched by Pacquiao

Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu reacts after getting elbowed in the face by GlobalPort import Malcolm White during the fourth quarter of their game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net What has been.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night (Wednesday, PHL time) for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 10 points and six assists. The Warriors won an NBA-record 16th consecutive home postseason game, surpassing the Chicago Bulls' mark of 15 in a row from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991. The defending champions got defensive — and maybe a little mad — after a 127-105 Game 2 defeat Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) at Houston, determined to make stops to ignite the transition game and open up three-point shooters. And they eventually got Curry going with 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the third quarter. Harden had 20 points and nine assists, while Chris Paul added 13 points and 10 rebounds as they combined to shoot just 12 for 32. Game 4 is Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) at Oracle Arena. Curry and Durant each scored five quick points as Golden State opened the third quarter with a 10-0 burst to go ahead 64-43. Under pressure from Paul, Curry swished a three from way back with 5:06 left in the third. He struggled with his long-range shot again early but drove through the paint at every chance. Curry hit a baseline three-pointer at the 9:02 mark of the first but missed his next five three's before going 4-for-5 in the second half. He is now 7-of-25 from long range — he made one in each of the first two games. The Warriors' five starters all scored in double figures, the first time they've done so this postseason. Trevor Ariza and Green received a double-technical with 6:49 to play when Ariza shoved Green as they traded words. Both potent offenses were slow getting rolling as the teams played strong defense. Harden and Paul began 3-for-14 with Paul missing six shots before getting his first basket on goaltending against Andre Iguodala 2:39 before halftime. Golden State began getting the looks it liked after halftime. The Warriors faced more stingy, in-the-face pressure from Houston, making it hard to get any early flow shooting. Durant hit his first 3 6:27 before halftime then missed from the deep the next time down. A moment of silence was held before the national anthem for victims of the Houston school shooting. TIP-INS Rockets: The Rockets surrendered 10 fast-break points in the first period while getting none of their own. ... They were out-rebounded 49-41 and shot 32-for-80 from the floor. Warriors: Kevon Looney had two key blocks off the bench in the first. ... Durant notched his 20th straight postseason game with 20 or more points. ... Golden State is 36-5 at home in the playoffs since the 2015 postseason. ... Thompson (1,786) moved past Rick Barry (1,776) for second place on the Warriors' career postseason scoring list. ... Curry (712) moved past Barry (699) into sole possession for most postseason baskets in franchise history. ... The "Run TMC" trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were honored with a standing ovation during a first-quarter timeout. On Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), Richmond will introduce Hardaway as he goes into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame of which Richmond and Mullin are already members. PAUL'S HEALTH Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni made the point once again about Paul being healthy: "There's nothing wrong at all." "We're not going to win without him," D'Antoni said. "So if he's got to limp and drag his leg to the finish line, so be it. And he's ready to do that." ORACLE AURA That deafening, bright yellow sellout crowd was imposing once again. "Somebody asked me, 'Is Oracle tough to play?' Yeah, because the Warriors play here," D'Antoni said. "There's a certain energy that their fans will give them and moments they hit two or three 3s you can get a buzz going that helps the home team. You just have to try to keep that crowd out as much as you can.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Iloilo City jins win big in taekwondo tourney

ILONGGO taekwondo jins bagged 23 gold and 10 silver medals in the recently-concluded Provincial New Face Taekwondo Championships held at Iloilo National High School, May 19, 2018. Represented by Mark V. Pinggol (MVP) Taekwondo Gym and A. Diasnes Taekwondo Gym, the Iloilo kickers were declared overall champion after besting other teams around the region. The […] The post Iloilo City jins win big in taekwondo tourney appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Tiu suffers busted lip from GlobalPort import: Parang na-Pacquiao ako

MANILA, Philippines – Chris Tiu now probably knows how it feels to get hit by the Pambansang Kamao.  Tiu was left bloodied due to a busted lip after getting hit by GlobalPort import Malcolm White in the face with 6:50 minutes remaining in Rain or Shine's 96-90 triumph on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Malaysia s Najib Razak denies graft charges in visit to home region

PEKAN, Malaysia – Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader Sunday, May 20, denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since he unexpectedly lost power in a stunning election defeat. Striking a defiant tone in the face of a deepening corruption investigation, Najib Razak urged his political ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Gaming officials face ax

The jig is up for gaming officials allegedly involved in corrupt activities, with President Duterte saying they are next to be shown the exit......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Change or face extinction, businesses told

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent CHANGE or face extinction. This was the message of Udenna Corp. founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dennis A. Uy in his keynote speech during the BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018, titled: “Disruptor or Disrupted?” at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City on Friday last week. As one […] The post Change or face extinction, businesses told appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

DOTr warns against dropping Tugade’s name for illegal activities

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) over the weekend warned that officials who used the name of Secretary Arthur Tugade in illegal activities would face “stiff sanctions. Source link link: DOTr warns against dropping Tugade’s name for illegal activities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’

What has been a physical game between Rain or Shine and GlobalPort intensified after Batang Pier import Malcolm White hit Elasto Painters guard Chris Tiu with a crushing elbow to the face in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-9 import clocked Tiu, who is listed at 5-foot-11, at the 6:50 mark of the quarter that paved way to a wild last five minutes. "It was clearly intentional," said Tiu after Rain or Shine's 96-90 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "He's been very rough the entire game, unfortunately, I didn't see it at all and he got me clean." "It's been the worst, the hardest hit I've ever gotten in my basketball career. I lost consciousness for maybe two seconds, it was ...Keep on reading: Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

From Small to Gravity-Defying: Royal Wedding Hats that Almost Stole the Show

Let's pause from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's gushy moments for a bit and talk about another highlight of the Royal Wedding: the guests' hats. The Cut notes that it's a must for women to wear some sort of headwear---commonly a fascinator---or face ridicule when attending the royal wedding. Tiaras are allowed, but if the bride wears one (and she did), you should forgo it. It'll also cause quite a scandal if the hat is way too small, like what happened with Prime Minister David Cameron's wife back in 2011. Before this year's Royal Wedding started, we already spotted notable headwear from the guests. We listed them down below and also separated by design themes. The gravity-d...Keep on reading: From Small to Gravity-Defying: Royal Wedding Hats that Almost Stole the Show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

ROME --- The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set. Then Nadal pulled away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. In their 51st meeting but first in more than a year, Nadal's court coverage eventually proved too much to handle for Djokovic, who is still regaining his form from a persistent right elbow injury. "That was a tough battle, a good level of tennis, a combination of good tactics and great shots from both of us," said Nadal, who has had injury trouble of his own over the past year. Nadal's opponent in Sunday's final will be defending champion Alexander Zverev, who recovered f...Keep on reading: Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Justin Hartley harassed by overzealous fan

  It was an intrusive moment that "This is Us" actor Justin Hartley couldn't easily forget or dismiss, as a fan unexpectedly went overboard with expressing herself. "This woman---[who was] a stranger to me---recognized me and started screaming, going crazy," Hartley told Good Housekeeping of the incident, which was in a Chicago restaurant. He was accompanied by friends. "She ran over and started kissing me," he added. Hartley, who plays ex-sitcom actor Kevin Pearson in the drama series, recounted that he told the woman of his discomfort immediately. "I said, 'You do not walk up to people you do not know and put your mouth on their face. If I did that to you, I wou...Keep on reading: Justin Hartley harassed by overzealous fan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Gordon s about-face on PCGG abolition

There seems to be a contradiction between Senator Richard Gordon’s own words and actions on the controversial move to abolish the agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos plundered during the Marcos dictatorship. On Wednesday, May 16, Gordon said he was against the measure that aims to abolish the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals — and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday. Nadal, who holds a record seven titles at the Foro Italico, overcame a poor first set and a partisan crowd to beat Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Then, four-time Rome winner Djokovic rallied past Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Nadal and Djokovic have played each other 50 times but their last meeting came more than a year ago, when Nadal won in the Madrid Open semifinals. "Tomorrow is going to be the ultimate challenge on clay," Djokovic said. "Beating Rafa is a really difficult thing to do on this surface. But, I've done it before." Djokovic leads Nadal 26-24 overall, but Nadal holds a 15-7 advantage on clay. Nadal can replace Roger Federer at No. 1 if he lifts the Rome trophy for the first time since 2013. Federer is sitting out the clay season to prepare for Wimbledon, where he will bid for a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title. Djokovic, who is returning from a persistent right elbow injury, hadn't reached a semifinal since before Wimbledon last year. "This is what I was looking forward to," Djokovic said. "This is what I was hoping to achieve." In the other half of the draw, defending champion Alexander Zverev extended his winning streak to 12 matches with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over ninth-seeded David Goffin. He'll meet Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic, who beat 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3. Sharapova required more than three hours to eliminate last year's French Open winner, Jelena Ostapenko, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-5; and defending champion Elina Svitolina defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 for her sixth straight victory over the former No. 1 player. Svitolina will next face 26th-ranked Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who beat Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1. Sharapova's semifinal opponent will be Simona Halep, who advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Caroline Garcia that ensures she will keep the No. 1 ranking for another week. Djokovic has now won 12 straight matches over Nishikori and the Japanese player didn't help his cause when he landed an easy overhead into the net early in the third set. Still, it remained tight with long rallies until the end. "It was a fantastic match," Djokovic said. "We went toe to toe until the last point." Fans were decidedly behind Fognini, Italy's top player, and Nadal was under pressure when Fognini won five straight games to cancel out a 4-1 deficit and win the opening set. "He played aggressive, a great level of tennis, creating a lot of winners and taking balls earlier," Nadal said. "I felt the pressure a little bit and played a couple of bad games." But Fognini couldn't keep up with Nadal's consistency and heavy topspin on the red clay court and eventually was physically worn down. "I tried to play more with my forehand and when I play aggressive with my forehand the backhand becomes better," said Nadal, who sat out earlier this season with right knee and hip injuries. "It's important to be able to change the tactics of the match." Fognini had tape applied under his left knee while trailing 3-2 in the third set due to a physical problem that has bothered him for weeks. "The first set lasted more than an hour," Fognini said. "It's him that causes the problem." While the result meant it was now 42 years since an Italian man last won the tournament — Adriano Panatta in 1976 — Fognini was still applauded as he walked off of the court. Nadal joined in the applause for Fognini......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

New Azkals coach on board next month as Asian Cup buildup gets going

    MANILA, Phillippines – The new Philippine Azkals coach will quickly face a tough test. Even after steering the Azkals to a historic Asian Cup berth, coach Thomas Dooley will no longer join the national men's football team as it gears up for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. A new coach ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

87 nabbed in election gun ban face raps

A TOTAL of 87 persons were arrested by the Manila Police District (MPD) for violation of the gun ban implemented by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the recently-concluded Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). MPD spokesman Col. Erwin Margarejo said of that number,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Realizing the full growth potential of SMEs in PH

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99.6 percent of all registered businesses in the Philippines and employ over 70 percent of the working population. However, they face a host of gro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018