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HOT, young actress Arra San Agustin is well on her way to earning even bigger notice, having landed her first-ever lead role in the GMA7 teleserye, “Madrasta.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoOct 10th, 2019

Asian markets hit by trade worries, Brexit woes sink pound

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Asian markets tracked hefty losses in New York on Wednesday owing to growing China-US tensions ahead of fresh trade talks, while the pound remained beaten down by fears Britain is on the verge of crashing out of the EU. The downbeat mood comes as investors fret over signs the global […] The post Asian markets hit by trade worries, Brexit woes sink pound appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

Britain s Brexit talks with EU appear on verge of collapse

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union appeared to be on the verge of collapse on Tuesday, October 8, with Brussels accusing London of intransigence and threatening the bloc's future. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said a deal was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

PayPal close to quitting Facebook s Libra project – Financial Times

LONDON, United Kingdom – Online money-transfer group PayPal is on the verge of quitting Facebook's planned digital currency Libra after failing to attend a key meeting of backers, the Financial Times reported Friday, October 4. Citing people familiar with the event, the FT said PayPal was the only backer among 28 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks hold off Rams 30-29

By Tim Booth, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining to give Seattle the lead, Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Seahawks held on for a wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Jared Goff and the Rams (3-2) appeared on the verge of a victory after driving into field-goal range in the final 90 seconds. Zuerlein hit three field goals earlier, but this attempt slipped wide right and gave Seattle (4-1) a win it needed against its NFC West foe after losing six of the past eight to the Rams. Wilson was 17 of 23 for 268 and four touchdowns. He was at his best, whether it was his throws from the pocket or when he was forced to improvise. It was one stunning play after another from Seattle’s star, continuing the best start to a season in his career. Seattle appeared to wrap up the victory when Tedric Thompson made a juggling interception of Goff’s deflected pass while lying on the turf with 2:08 left. But the Rams forced Seattle to punt and took possession at their own 7 with 1:38 left. In just seven plays, Goff had the Rams to the Seattle 30 after a 28-yard strike to Gerald Everett. The Rams stalled and a 9-yard pass to Everett on third-down set up Zuerlein’s attempt. The snap was good, but the kick stayed just to the right. Goff finished 29 of 49 for 395 yards and one touchdown just days after throwing for a career-high 517 yards and tying an NFL record with 45 completions in a loss to Tampa Bay. Everett had seven catches for 136 yards, and Cooper Kupp had nine grabs for 118 yards and a TD. Wilson, though, was the star. Wilson had touchdown passes of 13 yards to Tyler Lockett and 40 yards to DK Metcalf in the first half. He threw a 10-yarderto David Moore in the third quarter and he had a final answer after the Rams’ had taken a 29-24 lead. Wilson led Seattle 60 yards in 12 plays, helped during the drive by a roughing-the-passer call on Clay Matthews. After stalling inside the 10, Seattle faced fourth down at the 5. Wilson scrambled like he had all night, buying enough time to find Carson open in the corner of the end zone. The running back scared nearly all of the 69,000 in attendance by juggling the pass before gaining control. Carson finished with 118 yards rushing on 27 carries. The touchdown was his only reception. GURLEY’S MISTAKE Todd Gurley was a featured part of the Rams’ offense early and finished with 51 yards on 15 carries, but the run game vanished during most of the second half. Gurley also fumbled for the first time since Week 3 of last season. The fumble was ripped out by Jadeveon Clowney, who also recovered the ball. It was Gurley’s first fumble in 338 offensive touches. He had gained 1,915 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns between his two fumbles. KEY CATCH Brandin Cooks had just one reception but it was a big one. Cooks pulled in a 29-yard catch from Goff on third-and-8 from the Rams 27 early in the fourth quarter as he was being covered tightly by Shaquill Griffin. Cooks was being evaluated for a concussion after the play and did not return. Carroll challenged there should have been offensive pass interference but the call on the field stood. The catch led to Zuerlein’s field goal that gave the Rams a 29-24 lead. INJURIES D.J. Fluker suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter. He was replaced at right guard by Jamarco Jones, who typically is a backup tackle, but was forced to play guard with normal backup Ethan Pocic out because of a back injury. UP NEXT: Rams: Los Angeles stays in the NFC West, hosting San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 13. Seahawks: Seattle is at Cleveland on Sunday, Oct. 13......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

Skippers draw first blood in PBA D-L finals

Marinerong Pilipino came through with a fiery start before foiling the comeback of BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare for a 69-59 win Thursday to move on the verge of capturing the PBA D-League Foundation Cup crown at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Rev Diputado hit two threes and Jhonard Clarito scored four while the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Zuckerberg discusses Twitter, TikTok, Big Tech breakup in leaked audio

MANILA, Philippines – Technology website The Verge published on Tuesday, October 1, US time,  audio recordings of Mark Zuckerberg at internal Facebook meetings .  In the recordings, the Facebook CEO discussed pressing issues surrounding the platform, including calls for the breakup of Big Tech companies, planned cryptocurrency Libra, content moderation, rising competitors specifically TikTok, and how to handle friends who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Spain’s Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double

BEIJING: Spain’s Marc Gasol is one victory away from a rare feat — winning an NBA crown and a Basketball World Cup in the same year. Only Lamar Odom, a…READ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden s Otto Wallin

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world. Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent Saturday night, taking on Sweden's Otto Wallin in a scheduled 12-round fight. The big Englishman is a huge favorite in a bout that seems little more than a chance for Fury to break a sweat and collect a payday while awaiting a scheduled February rematch with Wilder. "The unknown is more exciting," Fury said of his latest opponent. "But the fact is I don't underestimate anybody. I give everybody the ultimate respect. I've trained hard for this fight, as hard as I've trained for any fight." Fury hasn't exactly been taking on the stars of the heavyweight division since fighting to a draw in December against Wilder — a fight he would have won had he not been knocked to the canvas in the final round. But he is filling airtime for promoter Bob Arum as part of a deal with ESPN, as well as giving American fight fans another chance to catch his always entertaining act. Not that he's terribly concerned about Wallin or what he brings to the ring. Fury said this week he knows little about the Swedish fighter, who is undefeated but has rarely ventured out of his home country or fought any top opposition. "I've never met a man I couldn't beat," Fury said. "So he's going to be no exception." If any fighter can be given a pass for his recent level of opposition, though, it's Fury. He hasn't ducked tough fights in the past — Klitschko and Wilder in particular — and wants to fight as often as possible because training every day helps keep his many demons away. So he enters the ring for his second fight in this boxing town in three months, the first a second round knockout over equally unknown German Tom Schwarz. "I've going from being very depressed and down and out to being the lineal champion of the world fighting in Las Vegas two times," Fury said. "It's fantastic for me." Fury's troubles have been well documented, from a huge weight gain after beating Klitschko in 2015 to contemplating suicide to heavy use of drugs and alcohol. He didn't fight for more than two years after winning the title but is now in the middle of a comeback in what has become an interesting heavyweight division. At 6-foot-9, he is a towering sight in the ring, and though he's not known for big punching power he does possess boxing skills more generally seen on much smaller fighters. He hasn't lost in 28 pro fights, though he seemed on the verge of losing to Wilder after being knocked flat on his back in the final round. Fury said he thought he won 10 of the 12 rounds against Wilder in Los Angeles, controlling most of the fight behind his right jab. The draw was the first blemish on his record, but Fury said he didn't take long to put it in the past. "I was never upset about the draw. I understand boxing, I understand politics," he said. "It's not the first time it's every happened and it surely won't be the last. Neither of us lost an O and we get to do it again. We get paid twice for one fight actually." Fury and Wilder have both signed for the rematch, but both need to win interim fights first. That means beating Wallin, who is a 25-1 underdog despite being unbeaten in 20 fights. "It's a dream come true for me," Wallin said. "I come from a small place in Sweden and now I'm here in the big stage. I'm well-schooled, I've got good offense, good defense. I think I have what it takes to pull an upset.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

Mau gets support Kalei’s angels

Tension was in the air as F2 Logistics was on the verge of completing its journey back to the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference throne. Suddenly, Kalei Mau soared from the backrow to deliver a powerful attack that reverberated from the concrete jungles of Manila to the enchanting Hawaiian island of Kahaluu. It was a […] The post Mau gets support Kalei’s angels appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

2nd French game in 3 days halted after homophobic banners

METZ, France (AP) — A second French league game in three days was interrupted due to banners deemed homophobic as Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 Friday. Referee Frank Schneider stopped the game briefly after the banners were unfurled in the first half. He then allowed play to resume some minutes later when they were removed. The latest incident came after Wednesday game between Nice and Marseille — also in the top tier — was halted for several minutes after Nice fans unfurled two banners with homophobic messages. Metz fans appeared to be responding to that incident by targeting the French league (LFP), showing a banner saying "I won't be on TV because my words are not very gay." More banners referenced the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, which has links to PSG through owner Qatar Sports Investments. The LFP is attempting to cut out homophobic chanting at games. Earlier this month, a referee stopped a second-division match between Nancy and Le Mans for about a minute after an initial appeal made over the speakers to stop homophobic chanting failed to have an effect. Responding to a slew of injuries, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel handed debuts in Metz to 19-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka and 17-year-old midfielder Adil Aouchiche, who became the club's youngest player to start a league game. Bulka started in place of Alphonse Areola, who is reportedly on the verge of completing a switch to Real Madrid in a swap-deal for Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas. PSG's injury worries deepened ahead of its Champions League opening game against Real Madrid on Sept. 18, with Angel Di Maria and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting both picking up knocks. Choupo-Moting was coach Tuchel's only recognized striker available after injuries to Edinson Cavani (hip) and Kylian Mbappe (hamstring) last weekend, while Brazil striker Neymar remained unavailable and wants to move away from the club. Tuchel was also without the injured Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Ander Herrera and Abdou Diallo for the game at the Saint Symphorien stadium. Di Maria opened the scoring with a penalty in the 11th minute after Juan Bernat was unceremoniously upended in the area. The visitors had to wait till the end of the half before Choupo-Moting rose above the static Metz defense to head in Marco Verratti's free kick in the 43rd. Choupo-Moting had to go off toward the end. Di Maria needed treatment in injury time......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open

By Melissa Murphy, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open. Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf — during an era of racial segregation in the United States. "She's our Jackie Robinson of tennis," said Billie Jean King, who at 13 watched Gibson play. "I saw what it meant to be the best." One Love Tennis is an athletic and educational program for youth in Wilmington, North Carolina. During a rainy day in 2017, the girls watched the documentary "Althea and Arthur." They learned Ashe has a stadium named for him at the U.S. Open on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. The mood in the room grew somber afterward, according to program director Lenny Simpson. The girls realized there wasn't even a "dag-gone hot dog stand" named for Gibson. Why wasn't there a monument to the first African American to win a major title (1956 French Open) before winning both the U.S. Nationals (precursor to the U.S. Open) and Wimbledon in 1957-58? Simpson suggested the girls be part of the solution by writing letters to his friend and then-U.S. Tennis Association President Katrina Adams. King and Adams had been working on the Gibson project for years. King's advocacy before the USTA board resulted in a unanimous vote. Adams later read letters to the board from the girls, including Xerra Robinson, to reinforce the importance of a tribute. "I know she would be proud to see the progress that's been made with so many women of color leading the pack in professional tennis," Adams said of Gibson, who died in 2003 at 76. "Her bravery, perseverance and determination paved the way." On Monday, the USTA will unveil a statue in her honor at the U.S. Open. The girls and boys of One Love Tennis will attend the ceremony, along with Gibson's 85-year-old doubles partner, Angela Buxton of Britain. "It's about bloody time," said Buxton, who won the 1956 French and Wimbledon titles with her friend. More things to know about Gibson, who made the covers of Time and Sports Illustrated and was voted AP Female Athlete of the Year in 1957-58: EARLY YEARS Gibson traveled the hard road from Harlem to Wimbledon, but she had a community of support. The oldest of five children, Gibson was born in Silver, South Carolina, before her sharecropper parents relocated to Harlem. At 18, Gibson moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, to live with Dr. Hubert and Celeste Eaton. She honed her tennis and social skills on Dr. Eaton's court at his home, called "the black country club" because African Americans couldn't play at public courts or white country clubs. "Culturally, it was a tough adjustment," said Simpson, who met his coach and mentor on that court at age 5 when Gibson gave him a racket and called him "champ." ''(In Harlem), she didn't see the signs of white and colored water fountains and white and colored bathrooms. The prejudice and discrimination certainly was there, but nothing like the Jim Crow days of the South." She spent summers in Lynchburg, Virginia, training on the court of Dr. Robert Walter Johnson, who later nurtured Ashe, a winner of five Grand Slam titles. Both were forced to play in segregated tournaments early in their careers. Barred by the precursor of the USTA, Gibson won 10 straight American Tennis Association women's titles starting in 1947. After lobbying by the ATA and a withering editorial from four-time champion Alice Marble, Gibson became the first African American to compete in the 1950 U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills on her 23rd birthday. A graduate of Florida A&M, Gibson taught physical education and considered quitting tennis because she couldn't make a living in the low-paying amateur days. But in 1955, she was tapped by the State Department for a goodwill tennis tour of Asia. That's how she met Buxton in India. ALTHEA YEARS Both were looking for a doubles partner in 1956. Buxton was denied membership at the club in London where she practiced after she listed Jewish for religion on the application. She grew up in England and South Africa and understood Gibson's struggle. "No one spoke to her, let alone played with her," Buxton said by phone from London. "(Her playing style) was like a young man. She wore little shorts, a vest and hit the ball hard, even her second serve. She came charging up to the net. She bamboozled people with her attitude." They won at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but the "powers that be" were not thrilled and "you needed a spy glass to see the headline 'Minorities Win,'" Buxton said. Both were denied membership at the All England Club despite being Wimbledon champions. (Buxton is still waiting). Nonetheless, Gibson got the royal treatment with a ticker-tape parade in July in New York after receiving the 1957 Wimbledon trophy from Queen Elizabeth II. Two months later, she won the U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills. "That was an incredible joy for her," Simpson said. She duplicated those feats and retired from tennis at No. 1 in 1958 — a winner of more than 50 singles and doubles titles — because there was no significant prize money until the professional era began in 1968. The men's and women's 2019 U.S. Open winner will each receive a check for $3.8 million. No other African American woman won the U.S. Open until Serena Williams in 1999 or Wimbledon until Venus Williams in 2000. AFTER TENNIS Gibson played exhibition tennis before Harlem Globetrotters games, signing a $100,000 contract, and joined the LPGA full-time in 1964. In 1975, she became state commissioner of athletics in New Jersey. She served on the state athletics control board, and the governor's council on physical fitness until 1992. The twice-divorced Gibson's health failed in her late 60s after a stroke and she struggled to make ends meet. Buxton said Gibson reached out to a handful of tennis friends without much success. Gibson was on the verge of suicide in 1995 when the tennis great called her, she said. Buxton provided financial support and visited her friend in East Orange, New Jersey. "Angela Buxton saved her life, literally," Simpson said. Buxton also wrote a letter to Tennis Week magazine, and donations flooded in from all over the world. The WTA currently has a hardship fund to help former players. Frances Gray, a longtime friend and co-founder of the Althea Gibson Foundation, has kept her legacy alive. A self-described "born athlete," Gibson said she wanted to be remembered as "strong and tough and quick." "If not for Althea Gibson, there would be no Arthur Ashe, no Serena and Venus, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens and the list goes on," Simpson said. "She opened it up for all of us.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

Beermen rally to stun KaTropa, seize pivotal 3-2 lead

The Beermen stand on the verge of winning the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Brexit turmoil drives UK economy towards recession

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter of the year on Brexit turmoil, official data showed Friday, August 9, placing the country on the verge of a recession. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.2% in the April-June period, the first time the economy has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

Ross joins elite company in 3-point explosion for San Miguel

MANILA, Philippines – Chris Ross put himself in elite company after catching fire from long distance to help San Miguel move on the verge of reaching the finals. Ross drained a career-high 10 three-pointers as San Miguel demolished Rain or Shine, 117-105 , for a commanding 2-0 lead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

With Ginebra on verge of exit, Brownlee says never-say-die spirit key

MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee has his fingers crossed that Barangay Ginebra will be able to show its "never-say-die" spirit as it teeters on the brink of having its title-retention campaign doomed by TNT. The Gin Kings are a loss away from being dethroned as PBA Commissioner's Cup champions ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

TNT remains grounded vs Ginebra even with finals in sight

MANILA, Philippines – TNT may be on the verge of dethroning Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, but according to team consultant Mark Dickel, the only time to celebrate is after they close out the series. Dickel said the KaTropa are focused on the task at hand even after ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

Bernal on verge of Tour de France triumph

ALBERTVILLE, France: After climbing beyond his rivals in solo attacks on two consecutive Alpine stages, Egan Bernal needs only survive a third one to seal victory in the 2019 Tour…READ The post Bernal on verge of Tour de France triumph appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

PBA: Blackwater ready for its playoff breakthrough

Blackwater is on the verge of a breakthrough. The third-ranked Elite fought off elimination against Rain or Shine in Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals. With the series tied at one game each, Blackwater needs a decisive Game 3 win Thursday to make the PBA semifinals for the first time in franchise history. The Elite badly want that semifinals appearance. “Gustung-gusto ko talaga maka-abot man lang sa semis,” said forward Mac Belo. Belo, Blackwater’s top pick in the Gilas draft three years ago, was one of the first key pieces to be put in for this current Elite squad. “Ma-feel ko man lang yung best-of-5 na series. Yun yung pinagta-trabahuhan namin ngayon. Gustom kami eh, kailangan lang namin mag-focus sa Game 3,” Belo added. Despite one of the youngest units in the PBA, Blackwater has put together a dream conference, rising to the chart and making the playoffs as the no. 3 team. While playoff experience is minimal, the Elite are ready to fight for their semis slot and establish themselves as a true PBA contender. “Excited kami kasi minsan lang naman kami maka-pasok sa playoffs,” Belo said. “Hindi na namin sasayangin itong mga ganitong opportunity, minsan lang kami nabibigyan ng ganitong chance,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

PARIS (AP) — Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup. Scotland built a 3-0 lead on goals by Kim Little in the 19th minute, Jenny Beattie in the 49th and Erin Cuthbert in the 69th, but Argentina became the first team at a Women's World Cup to get a point after trailing by three goals. Milagros Menéndez scored on a counterattack in the 74th minute and Bonsegundo's long-range shot five minutes later hit the crossbar, bounced down and had enough backspin to go off the fingertips of goalkeeper Lee Alexander and across the line. Sophie Howard had just entered the game when she slid into a leg of Aldana Cometti, who was streaking into the penalty area. After a lengthy video review, North Korean referee Ri Hyang-ok awarded the penalty kick. Alexander dived to stop the kick by Bonsegundo, who could not get the rebound in. But another video review showed Alexander came off her line before the kick. Given the second chance, Bonsegundo kicked the ball to the right of the keeper, who dived left. Scotland, which had been on the verge of winning a Women's World Cup match for the first time, could not muster a threat in the remaining stoppage time and finished last in Group D at with two losses and a draw. Argentina finished with two points after opening with a 0-0 draw against Japan — its first World Cup point — and losing to England 1-0. Four of the six third-place teams advance, and Brazil (six points) and China (four points) are assured of two of those spots. Nigeria finished third with three points. Argentina would advance if both the Cameroon-New Zealand and Thailand-Chile matches on Thursday finish in draws. Argentina was eliminated in the group stage of its first two World Cup appearances......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Jeroen Meijers seeks major triumph

Dutchman Jeroen Meijers of Taiyuan Miogee Cycling Team of China is on the verge of victory in the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas cycling odyssey......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019