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Baby Zia joins Mom Yan and Dad Dong in U.S. trip

Baby Zia joins Mom Yan and Dad Dong in U.S. trip.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepSep 13th, 2016

UAAP 81 Football: Four Tamaraws score as FEU drops UE, 4-1

Far Eastern University picked up a massive opening day win as they trounced University of the East, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at the FEU-FERN Football Field in Diliman, Quezon City. Coming off their worst campaign in years, finishing seventh in UAAP Season 80, FEU looked every bit like the program that once won back-to-back titles as they dominated a contender in UE. Early on however, it looked like the Red Warriors were primed to get on the board first after a foul inside the box from FEU resulted in a penalty attempt from for UE. Red Warriors striker Mar Diano flubbed the penalty attempt however, as his shot hit the cross bar and bounced out. Immediately on the other end, it was FEU who drew first blood, with rookie Jermi Darapan scoring in the 29th minute. Three minutes into the second half, former Baby Tamaraws star Chester Gio Pabualan announced his arrival into the men’s tournament with a header to give the Tamaraws a 2-0 advantage. Opening day was a good one for tournament rookies, as the Red Warriors managed to pull one back in the 51st minute courtesy of first year-wingback Champ Marin, who became the fourth rookie to score a goal in the first matchday. The Tamaraws regained momentum as they widened their advantage to 3-1, courtesy of a free kick conversion from Nicky Canonigo in the 60th minute. FEU continued to pull away in the 66th minute, with Alex Rayos blasting one from way outside the box to make it a three-goal advantage for the Tamaraws. "Winning the first game of the season is the most important," said head coach Bobae Park. "Our players, I know they're also a little bit nervous, but they just tried their best, and their spirit is together."  With the win, FEU joins UST at the top of the early leaderboard with a win and three points each. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

UAAP 81 Final Four all set with Baby Tams, Baby Falcons

STANDINGS NU 11-1 Ateneo 9-3 FEU-Diliman 9-3 Adamson 8-4 UST 5-7 DLSZ 4-8 UE 1-11 UPIS 1-11 Far Eastern University-Diliman and Adamson High School are not getting left behind by Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Courtesy of convincing victories over separate foes on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, the Baby Tamaraws and the Baby Falcons have completed the cast for the Final Four alongside the Bullpups and the Blue Eaglets. The Baby Tamaraws came out on top of the University of the Philippines Integrated School, 87-65, after getting propelled by RR Tolentino and his breakout game. The graduating forward scored a career-high 20 points on top of seven rebounds while Xyrus Torres chipped in 15 markers of his own in their ninth win in 12 games. “Kailangan naming masanay na kung wala si RJ, kailangang mag ibang mag-step up,” head coach Allan Albano said post-game. Main man RJ Abarrientos had his lowest scoring output in the season with just two points in 1-of-6 shooting, but made his presence felt elsewhere with 10 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. It was also Abarrientos who orchestrated the Baby Tamaraws’ charge in the middle periods where they outscored their opponents, 46-26. They wouldn’t be threatened until the final buzzer and find themselves yet again on equal footing for the second spot with defending champion Ateneo. “Hopefully, makabalik kami dun sa maganda naming laro kasi mahirap na kung si Ateneo yung magkaroon ng (twice-to-beat) advantage,” coach Allan said. Meanwhile, the Baby Falcons pecked De La Salle Zobel, 94-77, to also advance to the playoffs. This will be their first trip there since Season 78 and none of it wouldn’t have been possible if not for Doria twins Adam and Andrey. The former finished with 27 points built on seven triples on top of six rebounds while the latter ended with an 18-marker, 11-rebound double-double. Main man Joem Sabandal was also right there with them with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists as Adamson ascended onto an 8-4 standing. Even after the breakthrough, though, they aren’t resting on their laurels as they still have their sights set on a twice-to-beat advantage. On the other hand, the Junior Archers fail to make the playoffs for the third season in a row and now hold a 4-8 record. Ivan Cudiamat fronted their effort in this one with 27 points and nine rebounds. For the Junior Maroons, Polo Labao topped the scoring column with 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists. Their latest loss drops their record to 1-11. BOX SCORES THIRD GAME FEU-DILIMAN 87 – Tolentino 20, Torres 15, J. Bautista 11, Ona 11, Sajonia 7, Alforque 6, Anonuevo 6, Sleat 5, Abarrientos 2, Bagunu 2, Bradley 2, S. Bautista 0, Libago 0, Armendez 0, Barasi 0. UPIS 65 – Labao 19, Vergiere 13, Estrera 13, Torres 10, Tuazon 10, Gomez de Liano 0, Galotera 0, Napalang 0, Lopez 0, Armamento 0, Abreu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-17, 44-32, 66-43, 87-65. FOURTH GAME ADAMSON 94 – Ad. Doria 27, Sabandal 19, An. Doria 18, Manlapaz 11, Prodigo 5, Engbino 5, Capulong 5, Tulabut 2, Barcelona 2, Hanapi 0, Dominguez 0, Santos 0. DLSZ 77 – Cudiamat 27, Jomalesa 12, Macasaet 11, Unisa 11, Sevilla 8, Villarin 3, Milan 2, Luna 2, Subido 1, Pingol 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-20, 42-37, 68-60, 94-77. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Marian Rivera proudly flaunts baby bump | Inquirer Entertainment

Marian Rivera once again proudly flaunted her baby bump during a family trip to Siargao Island to celebrate her fourth wedding anniversary with husband Dingdong Dantes. Rivera, who is pregnant with he.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Dennis, Dingdong mix work and play this Christmas

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera always make it a point to travel when a series wraps up or before a new one begins. "We usually go on a trip in between projects," Dong told Inquirer Entertainment. "But, this year, we'll probably just be spending the holidays here because I have work. Dito lang kami for Christmas." Dong isn't just busy taping GMA 7's drama series, "Cain at Abel," he'll also be seen promoting "Fantastica," his costarrer with Vice Ganda in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. The Kapuso heartthrob shared that his most memorable Christmas was in 2014. "It was my last Christmas as a single man," declared Dong, who married Marian on Dec. 30, 2014. "We were al...Keep on reading: Dennis, Dingdong mix work and play this Christmas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Trip to Jeju with Wanna One

The first season of the 12-episode travel show "Wanna Travel" joins the K-pop boyband Wanna One as its members embark on a two-day trip to Jeju Island in South Korea.   This is the happy, healing journey that Wanna One has always wanted, where its members will be seen going karting, driving around, playing games, goofing around, fishing, exploring a theme park, etc.   Wanna One was formed through the 2017 talent competition, "Produce 101," and is composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young and Ha Sung-woon.   "Wanna Travel" airs ...Keep on reading: Trip to Jeju with Wanna One.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Salma Hayek joins Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne in ‘Limited Partners’

The comedy "Limited Patrners" will be directed by Miguel Arteta ("The Good Girl", "Chuck & Buck"). Tiffany Haddish ("Girls Trip") and Rose Byrne ("Bridesmaids") play two best friends who start a successful beauty company together. When a big buyout offer from a tech company comes their way, their relationship is put to the test as the two find themselves at war with each other. Hayek will play an executive from the tech company, who makes the buyout offer and then pits the two friends against one another. The Mexican actress most recently starred in "The Hitman's Bodyguard" (2017). Arteta recently directed the comedy "Beatriz at Dinner" with Hayek and John Lithgow. ...Keep on reading: Salma Hayek joins Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne in ‘Limited Partners’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes expecting second child

MANILA, Philippines – Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are having another baby. Marian posted a photo of her ultrasound on Instagram, labelling it with the hashtags #YesAnotherDantes, #BigSisZia, #YESmayIsaNanamangDantes, #4DnaKami, #YesImBuntis. “My heart overflows with gratitude and humility. Dong and I, with our Zia, have been gifted with the miracle of life! ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are expecting! 

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Marian Rivera Gracia Dantes (@marianrivera) on Aug 12, 2018 at 12:55am PDT Keep the good news comin'! Marian Rivera just announced that she and her husband Dingdong Dantes are expecting. Her IG post featured an ultrasound of a baby with the caption, "My heart overflows with gratitude and humility. Dong and I, with our Zia, have been gifted with the miracle of life. Looking forward to meeting our 'little one' soon."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ma...Keep on reading: Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are expecting! .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

LOOK: Jackie Forster’s heartwarming message to Kobe Paras on his 21st birthday

It may already be 21 years since Jackie Forster gave birth to son Kobe Paras, but for her, it feels like it only happened yesterday. The actress took a trip down memory lane in celebration of his 21st birthday, as seen in her Instagram post on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Her video showed Paras as a wide-eyed baby, along with several photos of them together, and a moment where Paras got a puppy as a gift. And like any mom, Forster imparted some words of wisdom for her son. She said that by the time he has a child of his own, and has that "burning butterfly sensation" of when he/she does something, he will realize that it is the same feeling she felt for him during that age. "That wi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Jackie Forster’s heartwarming message to Kobe Paras on his 21st birthday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Stonefish joins Lolo Digong in Israel trip - Politiko

Stonefish joins Lolo Digong in Israel trip - Politiko.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley

LONDON (AP) — After the furor that followed straight Premier League defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho's team produced a routine 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku's first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba's penalty kick and substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off for violent conduct only 11 minutes after coming on. "Even with 10 men for 15 minutes the team was the team that had the chances to score," Mourinho said. "We are all very happy that the boys can go for their international week with the feeling (of winning)." Tottenham, which set alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford by winning 3-0 there six days ago, was unable to carry that momentum to Watford, which came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road. Watford has won all four of its Premier League games and joins Liverpool and Chelsea with a maximum total of 12 points at the top of the table. Arsenal, meanwhile, joined United on six points as it secured a first away victory under Unai Emery with an entertaining 3-2 win at newly promoted Cardiff. After storming out of his news conference following United's defeat to Tottenham, demanding "respect, respect" from the media, Mourinho was much calmer ahead of his side's trip to Burnley, and the approach may have brought rewards on the field. Mourinho will have been especially pleased by United's improved defensive performance as it claimed a first clean sheet of the league season. Both the Portuguese and his squad will enter the international break with confidence that United's worst Premier League start for 26 years is firmly behind them. SMALL DRAMAS The only dramas for United this time concerned Pogba's penalty miss and Rashford's red card, but Mourinho wasn't critical of either. After Rashford was fouled in the box, Pogba — who has already scored two penalties this season — had his spot kick saved by Hart. "I never blame a player for missing penalties," Mourinho told BBC Sport. "I blame the ones who refuse to go up there. Paul's scored some good ones for us." The frustration of the penalty miss appeared to affect Rashford more than Pogba and within a minute of the miss the England striker had been sent off. Burnley defender Phil Bardsley tackled Rashford before kicking him in the aftermath of the challenge. Rashford attempted to take matters into his own hands, pushing his forehead into Bardsley's face, and was sent off. "I would say it was naive," Mourinho said. "It was a kid and a very experienced man. Bardsley's been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy." SPURS STUNNED With Tottenham having taken the headlines last round with a statement victory over Manchester United, some seemed to forget that both teams held perfect records as Spurs made the short trip to face Watford on Sunday. By the end, there was only one perfect record to talk about — Watford's. The win for Javi Gracia's team was made all the more impressive by the fact Spurs took the lead shortly after halftime, as Abdoulaye Doucoure found his own net as he attempted to clear Lucas Moura's cross. The usually reliable Spurs defense would have been confident of seeing out victory from there, but was undone in the simplest fashion. Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart both headed in set pieces in the space of seven minutes to turn the match around and keep Watford level with Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table. GUNNERS DUO STRIKE It's still early days in Emery's reign as Arsenal manager, but Sunday's win at Cardiff may prove a pivotal moment for the Spaniard. For the first time this season he opted to include both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in his starting lineup and was rewarded with a first away victory in the Premier League. While there are still major defensive concerns for Arsenal, the play of the strike duo suggests Emery has a combination that will cause problems for any defense. Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal an early lead before Victor Camarasa leveled with Cardiff's first goal of the season in first-half stoppage time. Aubameyang struck after the break as Lacazette flicked the ball into his path, allowing the Gabon forward to find the bottom corner from outside the box. However, Arsenal was pegged back once more as Danny Ward headed the home side level with 20 minutes remaining. Not to be denied, the inspired Lacazette hit an unstoppable effort in at the near post with nine minutes remaining to finally see off Cardiff, which is still looking for a first win of the season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Singapore fun guide—dance with Baby Groot, watch a velociraptor hatch, sing like an animal

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com Can the young have an amazing, adventurous time in Singapore? The answer is a resounding yes. The Singapore Tourism Board recently took To be You on an exclusive tour around "The Little Red Dot" to show us its newest attractions. Here is a recommended itinerary for a fun-packed day. Kick off your day with a trip to the "Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes" exhibit, ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands. Set foot in Stark Tower to see different versions of the Iron Man suit and be awed by a gigantic Iron Man figure. Bend reality to create portals that open into many of Singapore's att...Keep on reading: Singapore fun guide—dance with Baby Groot, watch a velociraptor hatch, sing like an animal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

LOOK: Vanessa Matsunaga pregnant with 2nd baby

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPz5C9AYmZ/?hl=en&taken-by=vanessamatsunaga Vanessa Matsunaga revealed on Thursday that she is once again in the family way. The model took to Instagram to make her big revelation by posting a photo of herself holding her growing belly. She said that she had just come back from a three-week trip to New York. "I've been really busy incubating and celebrating my second pregnancy," she said, adding that she was 30 weeks pregnant and could not wait to find out if she was expecting a boy or a girl. Matsunaga also asked netizens what their guess was, resulting in a flood of mixed answers. Her brother Daniel also commented, thinking that his sister i...Keep on reading: LOOK: Vanessa Matsunaga pregnant with 2nd baby.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Ibrahimovic joins Ronaldo in skipping MLS All-Star Game

By Paul Newberry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The MLS All-Star Game will feature one of the world's most storied clubs. Unfortunately for the more than 70,000 fans expected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo is not along for the ride. After Portugal's elimination from the World Cup and his transfer from Real Madrid, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year took time off rather than accompany Juventus on its American preseason tour, which includes Wednesday night's game against top players from Major League Soccer. The decision will surely be a disappointment to the big crowd that had hoped Ronaldo would make his unofficial debut while touring the United States with the Italian club that has won seven straight Serie A championships. Juventus acquired the 33-year-old from Real Madrid on July 10 in a deal his new club said was worth 112 million euros ($131.5 million) — the largest for a player older than 30 . Also sitting out the U.S. tour, which includes three other exhibitions, is Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain. He is coming off a scoreless World Cup in which he didn't start in the round of 16 loss to eventual champion France. "Obviously these guys are world-class players," said Atlanta United's Brad Guzan, a goalkeeper for the MLS team. "With or without them, it will be a difficult game. But their names alone bring a lot of attention. It's a shame for everybody on the outside. For me, personally, hopefully it makes for an easier night." Most players take three weeks off after the World Cup. Juventus opens its Serie A schedule at Chievo Verona the weekend of Aug. 18-20 . "We are sorry not to have the Ronaldo, and Higuain as well," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said through a translator. "Unfortunately, they played in the World Cup. They needed some days to rest." Ronaldo and Higuain won't be the only big names missing from the game. One of MLS' top new stars, LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, announced Monday that he's skipping the All-Star match rather than make a cross-country trip to Atlanta. The 36-year-old Swede cited the grind of playing three matches in an eight-day span, including Sunday night's 4-3 victory over Orlando City in which he scored his first MLS hat trick. Ibrahimovic ranks second in MLS with 15 goals. He played with Juventus from 2004-06. "I am disappointed to miss the 2018 All-Star game against Juventus, one of my former clubs," Ibrahimovic said in a statement. "I want to thank the fans for voting me to the team. My main focus is to score goals and help the LA Galaxy to the playoffs." The Galaxy (10-7-5) are unbeaten in nine games and have climbed to third place in the Western Conference. Per MLS rules, Ibrahimovic will also have to sit out LA's next match Saturday against Colorado, one of the league's worst teams. New York City forward David Villa also will skip the All-Star Game after missing six matches with a knee injury. Ibrahimovic and Villa were replaced on the MLS roster by Minnesota forward Darwin Quintero and New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams. Atlanta United coach Gerardo Martino, who will be guiding the MLS team, said the timing of the game does pose problems. "In reality, I recognize it's a little bit of a challenge for coaches who have players participating," Martino said through an interpreter. "Some players are coming from teams where they've played three games (in the last week). Some had a long trip to get here, like from Vancouver. I understand it's a very beautiful spectacle for the league and the United States. But I think what we have to look at in the future is to have it at a different time, either before or after the season. "We have to make sure the players arriving here in good condition are also returning to their teams in good condition." But MLS is eager to show off its most compelling success story. Atlanta shattered the MLS attendance record in its debut season, averaging 48,200 per game, and is on pace to break that mark this year at nearly 52,000 per game. The club already has the five biggest stand-alone crowds in MLS history — each more than 70,000 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The league expects another record crowd for its All-Star Game, breaking the mark of 70,728 in Houston for the 2010 match in which Manchester United defeated the MLS squad 5-2. An extra 1,500 tickets have been put on sale to meet the demand. "It's been fantastic to see the support that the city has given the club," Guzan said. "There's not many cities around the world that have what we have here in Atlanta. I'm happy to have the opportunity to showcase this to everyone.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati travel with kids to Switzerland

Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez jetted off this week to Geneva, Switzerland, their first trip together as a family with the addition of baby Kai, who was born last March 21. It's apparent that the family was full of excitement for their trip to Europe, with both Lahbati and Gutierrez sharing on their social media accounts their goings-on in Switzerland. Lahbati took to her Instagram account yesterday, June 21, to share a snap of her lounging in their bed wearing just a bathrobe. It is known that the family is staying in a luxury apartment in Geneva. Lahbati had in front of her a tray with an array of breakfast foods including different kinds of bread, jam, fruits, espresso and ora...Keep on reading: Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati travel with kids to Switzerland.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Marian Rivera raring to have another baby

Marian Rivera dreams of having a big family. Now that her firstborn, Zia, is turning 3 in November, she feels it's about time that she and her husband, Dingdong Dantes, try for a second baby. "I'm not denying that we're actually trying. Zia is almost 3. And that's good enough of an age gap," she told reporters at a press conference for the first anniversary celebration of her drama anthology, "Tadhana." The 33-year-old star's yearning to have another child only grew stronger after a quick Father's Day celebration in El Nido, Palawan. "We surprised Dong with a romantic dinner by the beach. And all the while, Zia was taking a video of us. It was then that I realized our child ...Keep on reading: Marian Rivera raring to have another baby.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

PAP-ed? Ellen Adarna seen with baby bump in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Ellen Adarna is obviously weary of the "pap(arazzi)" but she apparently didn't notice the invasive stare of the digital camera during her trip to Amanpulo, Palawan.  On Saturday, May 19, someone reportedly sent a  photo to entertaiment website Pep , which showed the actress' growing baby bump. Fashion Pulis, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Olivia Reyes Got Featured on Buzzfeed’s Insanely Cute Babies List

We're guilty of following Baby O's account ever since her parents Andi Manzano and GP Reyes started posting about her. We find her so adorable that we would attend her birthday partiesbecause it's always tons of fun. From viral photos to going global because Ellen DeGeneres discovered her cute shoe-related meme, now Olivia was featured in a recent Buzzfeed article on insanely cute babies you should follow on Instagram. And we couldn't help but agree. They showed a picture from her trip to Paris with the famous Louvre as her backdrop, acing her layers and cute outfit. You're adorable, Olivia and the world knows it. And since we're big baby fans here at Preen, we couldn't ...Keep on reading: Olivia Reyes Got Featured on Buzzfeed’s Insanely Cute Babies List.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Basic economic concepts that matter

MANILA, Philippines – Economics expert JC Punongbayan joins historian Leloy Claudio to walk us through intimidating economic concepts that are constantly at work in our world. Find out why a country will need to incur debt to jumpstart or sustain progress, why inflation is not always bad, and why the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018