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Marcos burial a blessing in disguise - Sr. Mary John

Marcos burial a blessing in disguise - Sr. Mary John.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 26th, 2016

Once a castaway, John Barba struck gold in LPU

John Barba, alongside Mac Guadana, represents the future and the present of Lyceum of the Philippines University. Now without all of CJ Perez, MJ Ayaay, Mike Nzeusseu, and Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee, the Pirates will rely on their homegrown prized prospects to keep them afloat from now until the foreseeable future. The good news is that in Barba and Guadana, the Intramuros-based squad cornered 40 percent of last year's Mythical Team in the NCAA Jrs. Even more, they have secured the services of the league's MVP - a tireless workhorse who put up per game counts of 20.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. The 18-year-old made it a point to say, however, that he was never one to be on the lookout for individual glory. "Never ko pong inisip, never ko pong hinabol yung ganun. Bonus na lang din po talaga sa akin yung mga ganun," he said as he made history as the first LPU player to take home the top individual trophy. In Barba's eyes, what matters most is he returns the full faith the maroon and gray have given him from the very moment he transferred from Adamson High School. "Actually, galing po akong Adamson, pero nung lumipat sina Coach Gold ng NU, nagkahiwa-hiwalay na kami. Sabi po ni Coach Gold, pumunta na lang po ako ng LPU kasi nandun yung kaibigan niya, si Coach LA," he shared. He then continued, "Sabi po niya, mapapaganda pa po sa akin yun. Eto na nga po, napaganda nga naman po talaga." Yes, once upon a time, the 6-foot-2 swingman suited up for Goldwin Monteverde, but when the latter moved from San Marcelino to Sampaloc, the former also had to make a move. Fortunately for him, Coach Gold was good friends with then-LPU mentor LA Mumar who wasted no time taking in Barba. And the rest, as they say, is history. And the even better news for Intramuros? Their new hope is nothing but ready and raring to keep wearing their colors. "Sobrang blessing po ng nangyari sa akin kaya po gusto ko lang ipagpatuloy lahat ng ginagawa ko para sa Lyceum," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

UAAP 82: NU preserves unbeaten card in girls’ beach volleyball

Nazareth School of National University bested University of Santo Tomas, 21-19, 22-20, in a duel of undefeated teams in the girls' division of the UAAP Season 82 high school beach volleyball tournament Saturday at the Sands SM by the Bay. The Lady Bullpups were trailing, 18-19, late in the second frame when Epa scored two straight kills to take the lead. Epa and Chantal Rodriguez then stayed composed against the Junior Tigresses pair of Vanessa Bangayan and Jullana Carreon to steer the Bustillos-based squad to a perfect 3-0 card. UST lost for the first time in four matches to slip in second place. De La Salle-Zobel moved up to third at 2-1, as Irah Jaboneta and Gerzel Petallo overcame a slow second set start to beat Ateneo's Celina Vergeire and Ady Lasala, 21-7, 21-17, . In the lone girls' match that went the distance, Adamson University's Mary Grace Borromeo and Ayesha Juegos rallied from a set down to beat Far Eastern University-Diliman's Nikka Medina and Alexandra Jungco, 17-21, 21-18, 15-10, for a 2-2 card in fourth place. FEU suffered its second loss in three matches to tie idle University of the East in fifth spot, while Ateneo remained winless in four games. In the Boys' Division, the Tiger Cubs won two matches to clinch the first Final Four berth. UST's Jay Rack dela Noche and Alexander Iraya made quick work of De La Salle-Zobel's Andrei Espejo and Leinuel Crisostomo, 21-13, 21-19, and returned in the afternoon with a 21-12, 17-21, 15-12 victory over NSNU's Jann Mark Pijo and Reymark Reyes for a 5-0 record. FEU-Diliman moved closer in securing a place in the semis as Jerold Talisayan and Carl Cabatac defeated UP Integrated School's Brett Borja and Miguel Castro, 21-14, 21-9, and Adamson University's Jefferson Marapoc and Evander Novillo, 22-20, 21-14. The Baby Tamaraws rose to 4-1. UE seized solo third at 3-2 as Francis Babon and JM Apolinario outlasted Adamson University's Marapoc and Novillo, 21-15, 16-21, 15-12, and Ateneo's Mikka Mendoza and Anjo Almadro, 21-6, 21-15. Almadro substituted Giulian San Juan in the first set. Espejo and Crisostomo, who replaced John Lituania earlier in the day, were able to gain a split following a 21-3, 21-7 romp of the Junior Maroons. The Junior Green Spikers forced a four-way tie with the Bullpups, the Blue Eaglets and the Baby Falcons in fourth spot at 2-3. In the other morning match, NSNU downed Ateneo, 21-10, 21-15......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

The disposition of Mary’s heart

Friday, December 27, 2019 John, Apostle and ‍Evangelist 1st Reading: 1 Jn 1:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1,2-8 ON the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala ran to Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved. And she said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don’t know where […] The post The disposition of Mary’s heart appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019

Kluber joins hometown Rangers, leaves ace talk to others

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Corey Kluber is returning to Texas to pitch for the Rangers. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will leave it to others to say whether his hometown team has its next ace. “I think having a starting pitcher you can rely on every fifth day to give your team a chance to win, keep you in the ballgame, I think that stuff carries just as much weight,” Kluber said Tuesday, two days after the Rangers acquired him in a trade with Cleveland that sent outfielder Delino DeShields and reliever Emmanuel Clase to the Indians. “As far as expecting myself to be a No. 1 starter, I feel like if you do that stuff in between starts and you prepare yourself and you do the things I talked about, I think that stuff just kind of falls in line. But that’s not what I set out to do.” Kluber missed most of last season after breaking his right forearm when he was struck by a line drive during a start at Miami. The 33-year-old came close to returning to the Indians' rotation but injured an oblique during a minor league rehab appearance that ended his comeback. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels characterized it as a blessing in disguise after Kluber pitched at least 200 innings in five straight seasons, capped by three consecutive trips to the playoffs from 2016-18 for the right-hander. “It was a very trying season for me,” Kluber said. “Looking back on it now, the way I feel now, I guess I kind of buy into that, that it was probably not the worst thing in the world for me as far as the future goes.” Kluber blossomed into one of baseball's best pitchers starting with his first Cy Young season in 2014, when he went 18-9. The second came three years later, with an 18-4 record and AL-leading 2.25 ERA. Kluber was a 20-game winner the year before his injury-shortened season. “We fully believe that he can get back to somewhat what he used to be,” manager Chris Woodward said. “And if he’s anywhere near what he used to be, he’s absolutely an ace.” Kluber joins a rotation with two solid options in All-Star left-hander Mike Minor and hard-throwing righty Lance Lynn. The Rangers had already signed two free agent right-handers in Jordan Lyles and Kyle Gibson before adding Kluber. While Kluber is joining the team he grew up watching, it won't be in the same ballpark. The Rangers are moving into Globe Life Field, a $1.2 billion retractable-roof stadium across the street from Globe Life Park. Texas' home for 26 seasons also was where Kluber watched the Rangers when he was a high schooler in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, and where he pitched three times for the Indians. “I think it’s excitement in the sense that it’s new,” said Kluber, whose career record is 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA. “It’s a place you’ve never been before, things like that. Once it gets down to it and you’re pitching, you’re in the games, I don’t take that into account much.” Texas moves into the new ballpark coming off three straight losing seasons, the club's longest sub-.500 stretch in 16 years. But expectations are climbing with a rotation led by Kluber, Minor and Lynn and an offense hoping for a full season from young slugger Joey Gallo. The Indians picked up Kluber's $17.5 million contract option for 2020 immediately after last season. Because Kluber was dealt, his $18 million club option for 2021 would become guaranteed if he pitches 160 innings this season. Kluber said he's ahead of schedule with his throwing program simply because he missed so much of last season and wanted to start his regular throwing earlier. He's been on that plan for about a month and a half. “I feel really good,” Kluber said. “I'm excited about where I am physically right now.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Lifters chip in silver, bronze

While still awaiting for Hidilyn Diaz to plunge into action, Team Phl banked on John Fabliar Ceniza and Mary Flor Diaz to break the ice in SEA Games weightlifting competitions at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

SEA Games: Team PHI hauls 23 gold medals in Day 1

Team Philippines tied its total gold medal output two years ago with a deluge of mints in Day 1 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday. The host bets burned the dance floor with 10 gold medals in dancesport while Rambo Chicano opened the flood gates as he drew first blood for the host nation. A total of 23 gold medals went to the coffers of the Philippines as it duplicated the country’s total output in Kuala Lumpur two years ago. The PHI actually won 24 gold in 2017 but was stripped of its lone gold in equestrian after Colin Syquia was disqualified after his horse Adventure E tested positive of banned a substance.   Chicano made up for the absence of two-time gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, who came up short for qualifying in the competition, as he crossed the finish line with a clocking of 1:53:26 at the Subic Bay Boardwalk to deliver the Philippines its first gold medal. But it was the dancesport team that took the spotlight as the Filipino dancers strutted their way to 10 mints at the Royce Hotel in Clark. Only four gold medals out of the 14 mints at stake slipped from the hands of the home team. Partners Wilbert Aunzo and Pearl Marie Caneda collected gold medals in single dance samba, single dance chacha and single dance rumba. Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo won golds in pasodoble, jive and all five dances so while the tandem of Sean Aranar and Ana Nualla won in tango and Viennese Waltz while the pair of Mark Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen ruled the waltz and foxtrot. At the Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga, arnis accounted for five gold from Jezebel Morcillo in women’s bantamweight, Dexter Bolambao in men’s bantamweight, Villardo Cunamay in men’s lightweight, Nino Mark Talledo in men’s featherweight and Mark Banares in men’s welterweight.        In wushu, Agatha Wong notched Team PHI's second gold of the day with a succesful defense of her women's taijiquan crown at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tokyo Olympics bet Caloy Yulo opened his gymnastics campaign with a gold medal in the men’s all-around at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Two gold medals came from sepak takraw in the men’s and women’s hoop events while Kim Mangrobang completed the Philippines’ triathlon win after ruling the distaff side. Rick Jason Senales men’s 90 kg. while IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia bagged the gold in online chess. The Philippines won 12 silver and nine bronze medals to close out Day 1. Alisson Perticheto and Christopher Caluza bagged silver medals in women’s and men’s figure skating, respectively.  Kim Remolino finished second to Chicano while Kim Kilgroe gave the Filipinas a 1-2 finish in triathlon. Other silver medalists were Jude Oliver Rodriguez (arnis), John Fabliar Ceniza (weightlifting), Niño Surban (cycling), Jenielou Mosqueda (kurash), Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo and partners Mark Jayson Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen (dancsport), men’s polo and men’s water polo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

John Lloyd Cruz attends Vhong Navarro’s wedding | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Upon Duterte’s orders, SEA Games tickets now free to the public President Rodrigo Duterte orders tickets for the majority of the Southeast Asian or SEA Games sports events and the closing ceremony be free for the public. Sandiganbayan affirms junking of P1-B Marcos case Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan affirms its earlier ruling, junking a P1 billion civil ill-gotten wealth case ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

Lite Shipping’s newest vessel to serve pioneering Oslob-Dipolog City route

CEBU CITY — Lite Shipping Corp.’ s pioneering route serving Oslob, Cebu and Dipolog City will boost the economy of the two areas. Lite Shipping held the blessing and inauguration of its newest vessel, the M/V Lite Ferry Five, on Monday, November 18, 2019. Davao City Mayor Sarah Duerte and Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento, chairman […] The post Lite Shipping’s newest vessel to serve pioneering Oslob-Dipolog City route appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

Retamar shines as Pinoys notch first tune-up match win

Philippine national men’s volleyball team head coach Dante Alinsunurin stuck with his battle-tested players and an up-and-coming playmaker to carve out a morale-boosting win over Chiba Zelba, 27-29, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, on Sunday in a tune-up match at the Kelai Gakuen High School Gym. Setter Joshua Retamar worked wonders piloting the offense of the Nationals, who made great strides in their Japan training camp made possible by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. and the Philippine Sports Commission as they build up for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila next month. The playmaker from National University made wingers Marck Espejo, Ranran Abdilla and skipper John Vic De Guzman look good, utilizing the firepower of the Nationals while Kim Malabunga, Francis Saura and liberos Jack Kalingking and Ricky Marcos, who rotated on floor defense, played their roles well for the team’s first win in four straight tune-up matches. “Nagdedepende kami talaga sa setter. Sinubukan ko lang talaga na mag-stick sa isang setter kasi based doon sa three games namin namomroblema kami sa blocking sa dulo,” said Alinsunurin. “Every time na lang maglalaro kami yun ang problema namin. Ngayon sabi ko mag-adjust tayo subukan natin si Owa kung pwede na si Owa tapos ayun nag-adjust.” The Filipinos showed great chemistry inside the court and their communication was key to their success. They left the gym with wide smiles on their faces knowing that they’re moving on the right track.   “Siyempre high na ang morale namin ngayon dahil nandito kami. Hindi kami na-zero ba, ang importante pa rin is yung nanalo kami,” said Alinsunurin. “Malaking bagay ito pagdating sa susunod namin na (tune-up) games at pagdating sa SEA Games na etong sitwasyon is nakapanalo kami sa Japan.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

Missed free throw a blessing in disguise, but Ravena hard on himself

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – A costly missed foul shot turned into a blessing in disguise for Kiefer Ravena as NLEX completed a remarkable comeback to clinch the playoff bonus in the PBA Governors' Cup. NLEX erased a 26-point deficit before nipping Magnolia, 86-85 , on Sunday, November 10, for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2019

Chief Justice Peralta defends hero burial for Marcos, asserts objectivity  

"I’ve always been objective in the performance of my work. There is no law or even a resolution prohibiting the burial of a former President.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Ini-expect namin na may makukuha ang men’s volleyball – De Guzman

The Philippine national men’s volleyball team expects no less than a podium finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila. Denied of a medal finish in the last two editions of the biennial meet since the country participated in volleyball after 10 years of hiatus in 2015, the Filipinos are leaving no stone unturned to achieve their goal of a top three finish. Skipper John Vic De Guzman, who has been in the national squad for four straight years including a stint in the U-23 squad in 2015, believes that the mix of veterans and young talents in this current team has what it takes to end the country’s long medal drought. The Philippines’ last podium finish in the SEA Games was back in 1991 when the Nationals won bronze on their home soil. “Siyempre ngayon talagang ini-expect namin na talagang may makukuha ang men’s volleyball,” said De Guzman, who is in his second year as team captain. Helping De Guzman out is a solid and tall crew led by a trio of power-hitters in Bryan Bagunas, Ranran Abdilla and Marck Espejo. The Dante Alinsunurin-mentored squad also has Mark Alfafara, Joshua Umandal, setters Ish Polvorosa, Jessie Lopez and Joshua Retamar, middle blockers Kim Malabunga, Francis Saura, and Rex Intal and liberos Ricky Marcos and Jack Kalingking. “Ito na yung paulit-ulit kong sinasabi sa interviews na ito yung team na sasabihin kong solid talaga na kahit yung nasa bench malalim talaga,” he said. “’Yung skill level yung experience and doon na nga magkakatalo pagka-tournament na kung paano namin igagalaw yung isa’t isa at kung paano kami magtutulungan inside the court. The Nationals are in Japan for a 16-day training camp which includes nine tune-up matches against Japanese club and university teams as they shift their build-up for the SEA Games set to formally open on Nov. 30 into full gear.   “Good thing naman dito di lang kami nagpa-practice nu’ng conditioning pero magkakaroon kami ng mga tune up games sa iba’t ibang mga club teams at iba’t ibang college teams dito,” said the opposite hitter. “So I think isa na yun sa magandang experience na makukuha namin especially yung Japan kilalang kilala naman pagdating sa volleyball talagang maganda yung program nila,” De Guzman added. “Kahit papaano sana ma-adjust at ma-adopt namin bago mag-SEA Games yung kung paano sila maglaro.” The Nationals opened their swing of four straight days of tune-up matches against Saitama Azalea Thursday. On Friday the Filipinos will play Tsukuba United followed by Fujitsu Red Spirits on Saturday and Chiba Zelba on Sunday. On Tuesday and Thursday next week, the Nationals will take on FC Tokyo, Rissho University on Friday, Chuo University on Saturday and Nippon Sports Science University on Sunday to wrap up their tune-up games schedule.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Brendan expects best Ancajas ever

MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons’ son Brendan said the other day the postponement of IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ eighth title defense from last Saturday night to Dec. 7 may be a blessing in disguise......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Mary Joy Apostol at Akihiro Blanco, magpapakilig sa part-2 ng 12 Days to Destiny

AMINADO si Mary Joy Apostol na sobrang saya niya sa nangyayari sa kanyang showbiz career. Mula kasi nang nagbida siya sa pelikulang Birdshot ni Direk Mikhail Red na kau­na-unahang Pinoy movie na ipinalabas sa Netflix, nagkasunod-sunod na ang project ng aktres. “Ang reaction ko po is super-happy talaga sa blessing and super-thankful sa mga nangyayari po sa ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019

‘BAE’ lead Philippine men s volleyball team SEA Games roster

Power-hitters Bryan Bagunas, Ranran Abdilla and Marck Espejo spearhead the 14-man Philippine national men’s volleyball team that will see action in the 30th Southeast Asian Games that the country will host next month. Collectively known as ‘BAE’, the trio will banner the Nationals together for the first time, forming an explosive three pronged offensive weapon as the Pinoy Spikers try to land a podium finish in the biennial meet set to formally open on Nov. 30.         After missing the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, the five-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Espejo will make his return for the tricolors to join Bagunas and Abdilla, who saw action in the last edition of the meet.     The trio played great tunes together when the Nationals bagged a bronze medal in the 2019 Sealect Tuna Championships. Bagunas, is expected to fly back in the country from Japan on November 25, and might get a chance to see if not join the Nationals in their training camp in Tokyo early next month. The National University product and UAAP Season 81 MVP is currently with the Japan V. Premier League club Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler, the same team where Espejo played last year. Head coach Dante Alinsunurin also tapped for the final roster team captain John Vic De Guzman, Mark Alfafara, Joshua Umandal, five-time UAAP Best Setter Ish Polvorosa, veteran playmaker Jessie Lopez and Joshua Retamar. Kim Malabunga, Francis Saura, Rex Intal, Ricky Marcos and Jack Kalingking complete the lineup.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

Chief Justice: Marcos burial not about heroism

Chief Justice: Marcos burial not about heroism.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 7th, 2019

Family affair: UP s Kobe Paras motivated by mom at courtside

"It's good you know, my mom rarely watches my game so it's just a blessing in disguise so I'm just really happy na I have family watching," Paras said after the game......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

My Benedictine story

You won’t believe it. But there was a time in my teenage years that I wanted to be a nun. I was influenced by two Benedictine sisters: Sr. Mary John Mananzan and Sr. Alexis Remoroza. I started my elementary education at the Saint Alphonsus Catholic School (SACS). I was good in English and Science, average […] The post My Benedictine story appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019

Big wins for Liverpool, City; more woe for United, Chelsea

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press A fourth straight win for Liverpool. Another big victory for Manchester City. More disappointment for Manchester United and Chelsea. Oh, and the usual dose of VAR controversy. Just a typical afternoon in this season's Premier League. By beating Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, Liverpool achieved a club-record 13th straight league victory and stayed in first place on a maximum 12 points heading into the two-week break for internationals. No other team in England's four professional leagues has won all its games since the start of the season. City is hot on Liverpool's heels in second place, already seemingly reprising the northwest clubs' duel for the title last season. It is now 14 goals this season for the defending champions after a 4-0 home win over Brighton that included a double from Sergio Aguero, who is the top scorer in the league with six goals. City's win was marred by a first-half injury to arguably the team's best defender, Aymeric Laporte, which according to manager Pep Guardiola could keep the center back out for "a while." Meanwhile, pre-season predictions that this will be a transitional year for United and Chelsea under inexperienced coaches are proving to be true, with the two teams already seven points off Liverpool before September with just one win apiece so far. Both squandered leads Saturday, United failing to build on Daniel James' early goal — his third of the season following his offseason arrival from second-tier Swansea — and drawing 1-1 at Southampton. Chelsea will be even more unhappy, surrendering a two-goal lead at home to promoted team Sheffield United and drawing 2-2. Every weekend has featured some sort of contentious issues with VAR, which is being used for the first time in the Premier League this season, and the latest dispute was at Crystal Palace's 1-0 win over Aston Villa. Villa thought it had scored an equalizer in the seventh minute of stoppage time through Henri Lansbury, only for the goal to be ruled out because teammate Jack Grealish was adjudged to have dived in the build-up. Villa's players were furious and it looked a tight call, with the video assistant referee choosing not to overturn the on-field decision of the referee. EASY FOR LIVERPOOL A touch of fortune and a defensive error helped Liverpool ease to a 13th straight win. Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross from the right glanced off the back of Burnley striker Chris Wood and span high and beyond the reach of goalkeeper Nick Pope into the far corner of the net in the 33rd. Four minutes later, Burnley defender Ben Mee passed the ball straight to Roberto Firmino in midfield and the Brazil forward played in Sadio Mane, who slotted home his finish. Firmino added the third in the 80th from a counter-attack. LAPORTE BLOW Man City's third victory in four matches might have come at a huge cost with the right knee injury to Laporte. The French defender, who was called up by his national team on Friday for just the second time, punched the ground as soon as he made contact with Adam Webster as the Brighton center back charged down the right wing. Laporte held his hands behind his head and shook his head as he was carried off. "It doesn't look good," Guardiola said. "I'm waiting for the doctor to call me. He (Laporte) might be out for a while." Any lengthy absence for Laporte would be a major blow to City, which released long-serving captain Vincent Kompany in the offseason and has John Stones currently out injured. Fernandinho, a center midfielder, filled in as a center back off the bench against Brighton. Kevin De Bruyne and substitute Bernardo Silva were the other scorers for City. POGBA INJURY The sight of Paul Pogba hobbling away from St. Mary's stadium was a further blow to United after its poor display against Southampton. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Pogba "got a bad knock on his ankle" but expected the midfielder to still turn up for international duty with France next week. James' goal was canceled out by Jannik Vestergaard's header in the 58th minute. Kevin Danso was handed a second yellow card for a crude, high challenge on Scott McTominay, reducing Southampton to 10 men in the 73rd, but United couldn't capitalize. ABRAHAM'S DOUBLE DOUBLE Tammy Abraham has now scored two goals in consecutive games for Chelsea, cementing his place as the team's first-choice striker His first-half double — after his brace against Norwich last weekend — was not enough to see off Sheffield United, which reduced the deficit through Callum Robinson less than a minute after the restart before Kurt Zouma's own-goal in the 87th minute. OTHER RESULTS Jamie Vardy scored twice in Leicester's 3-1 win over Bournemouth, West Ham beat Norwich 2-0 through goals by Sebastian Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko, while Watford collected its first point of the season by drawing 1-1 at Newcastle......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

ONE Championship: Despite his risk backfiring, Geje Eustaquio says he would do it all over again

  Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio entered the ring willing to risk it all against Japanese knockout artist Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES.   The former ONE Flyweight World Champion from Baguio City quickly learned the dangers in taking on Wakamatsu, as he suffered the first KO loss of his career at the 1:59 mark of round one last Friday, August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.    “I took the chance to go for the knockout but it wasn’t meant to be, he beat me to the punch,” Eustaquio said.    “I lost my position, I wasn’t expecting him to throw a straight right. In my registry, I was expecting him to throw either a hook or a cross, but he followed it up with a straight.”   After feeling each other out in the opening stanza, “Little Piranha” defied "Gravity" with a hard right hand that dropped the latter hard.    The visiting foe swarmed with a couple of more punches which prompted the referee to halt the contest in front of Eustaquio's hometown crowd.   Despite the loss, Eustaquio remains upbeat - knowing that it’s part of the game.    “That’s our gameplan, to gamble,” Eustaquio revealed.    “I’ve been facing wrestlers and grapplers for most of my career, and now it’s a blessing in disguise that I faced a dangerous striker in Wakamatsu”    If there’s one thing the 30-year old learned against Wakamatsu, it’s that one small mistake could be costly - especially against high-level opponents.   “I was really looking to add up to my knockout record or maybe finish him via submission but it is what it is,” Eustaquio said.    “In this level of competition, if you want results, you’re risking yourself of getting finished as well.”    At the end of the day, Eustaquio charged the knockout defeat to experience as he’ll use the heartbreak to become a better martial artist moving forward.   He knows that his dream of a fourth encounter with ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes is unlikely now, so the plan at the moment is to simply get back to the gym and work on his weaknesses.   “I just have to work harder in the gym, maybe plant some more kamotes, so we’ll have better harvest,” Eustaquio said while laughing.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2019