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Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay

The 2018 XTERRA off-road triathlon will return bigger on June 17 in Legazpi City, Albay. The premier off-road triathlon consisting of 1.5km swim-28km mountain bike-8km trail run was originally set to be held last March but was postponed due to the threat of eruption of Mayon Volcano. Bradley Weiss, who posted back-to-back wins in 2015, [...] The post Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesMay 15th, 2018

World champ seeks 3-peat in Xterra off-road triathlon

Reigning world champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa leads a crack field of pros and competitors testing their skills on a new, challenging race course set up in Legazpi City for XTERRA Off-road Triathlon’s return staging in Albay on June 17......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Bills reverse tank talk by ending 17-year playoff drought

By John Wawrow, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It took four months and a dramatic turn of events on one of the final plays of the NFL's regular season for coach Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills to finally — and succinctly — put to rest any suggestion the team had any intention of tanking last summer. "I'll let you guys handle that," McDermott said, referring to reporters on Monday. "We're moving on after today to the first round of the playoffs." And that's all that matters to the first-year coach, who took the high road rather than an "I told you so" approach some 18 hours after the Bills clinched the AFC's sixth and final playoff berth and ended a 17-year postseason drought — the longest in North America's four major professional sports. McDermott never gave into the doubters and instead preached a simple "Trust The Process" message that resonated with his players. "Every season's a little bit different. Every season you go through tests and challenges," McDermott said. "It's going to try to pull you apart. It's going to test you, and it's going to test your mental toughness," he added. "And our players hung in there." Rather than packing up, as 17 of Buffalo's preceding teams did on the day after the regular-season finale, these Bills returned home to a jubilant reception early Monday. They were greeted at Buffalo Niagara International Airport by some 400 chanting fans, who braved 2-degree temperatures after Buffalo beat Miami 22-16 and clinched its playoff berth once Baltimore gave up a last-minute touchdown in a 31-27 loss to Cincinnati. McDermott is even considering sending the Bengals a gift — chicken wings, perhaps — as a thank you for Andy Dalton hitting Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-12 with 44 seconds left. And now, Buffalo (9-7) is moving on in preparing to play at AFC South champion Jacksonville (10-6) on Sunday. McDermott rewarded his players by giving them the next two days off, before the team returns to practice Wednesday. They earned it. Buffalo overcame exceedingly low expectations following a major yearlong roster overhaul which led to the departures of numerous high-priced stars. Among the players traded were receiver Sammy Watkins (to the Los Angeles Rams) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (Jacksonville). The Bills' secondary was retooled as was their group of receivers, leaving the team to open the season with 24 holdovers from 2016. On the field, the Bills overcame the elements by beating Indianapolis 13-7 in overtime amid white-out conditions on Dec. 10. And the team failed to unravel when McDermott's decision to start Nathan Peterman backfired after the rookie quarterback threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 19. Buffalo could face even more adversity with running back LeSean McCoy's status uncertain after hurting his right ankle against Miami. What stood out to McDermott was how the Bills responded to the loss to the Chargers the following week by snapping a three-game skid with a 16-10 win at Kansas City. "If you're going to put a landmark moment for this first year, that was probably one of them," he said of a win that improved Buffalo's record to 6-5. "That goes back to the resiliency of this football team and really what this city is all about ... that no matter what people say about us, we're going to compete like crazy." McDermott needed no more validation of how his team has captured the imagination of its supporters than witnessing the scene at the airport. Fans waved Bills flags and placards, sang the team's "Shout!" song and chanted "Let's Go Buffalo." "I've been around a couple of playoffs or two in my 20 years around the NFL, and that was unmatched," he said. "This type of welcome home just speaks volumes about our city and our fans." Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said the staff and players couldn't initially see the fans while de-boarding the plane, but could hear them. "We were like, 'This is incredible.' It just kind of brings home what this means to Buffalo, to western New York," Frazier said. "It just pushes you on to want to keep it going and just show them how much we appreciate their support." Rookie tackle Dion Dawkins was stunned by the reception, "It's 2 degrees out here and they're screaming their tails off," Dawkins said. "This is just flat-out unbelievable." Funny, some were saying the same about the Bills' playoff chances four months ago, too......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Magayon Festival Returns as May Time Tradition in Albay

Magayon Festival Returns as May Time Tradition in Albay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2017

Weiss, wasle top Xterra Danao

DANAO, Cebu , Philippines  – From the rugged terrains of Albay to the steep mountain roads of Danao, South African Bradley Weiss showed his ability to handle.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2017

Gomez, Secopito shine

CEBU CITY -- Top seed GM John Paul Gomez of Albay and WIM Catherine Perena-Secopito of Bulacan emerged as the champions in the 2018 Philippine National Games standard chess championships at the the Robinson’s Galleria-Cebu here Thursday Gomez, the highest-rated player here with an ELO of 2461, agreed to a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News2 hr. 7 min. ago

Stan Wawrinka wins 1st match since February at Geneva Open

Switzerland's tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka returns a ball to Jared Donaldson of the United States during their second round match at the Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wedn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

Duterte set to fire another exec

President Duterte is apparently on a firing spree as he said he is sacking another ranking government official when he returns to Manila next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

Iloilo covered by testing of palay, corn production survey

THE Philippine Statistics Authority in cooperation with Agricultural Accounts Division (AAD) of the Macroeconomics Accounts Services (MAS) will conduct a Pre-Test on Surveys on Costs and Returns of Palay and Corn Production on May 28, 2018, to June 1, 2018, in selected provinces in the country, including Iloilo. This activity will be done as a […] The post Iloilo covered by testing of palay, corn production survey appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

Serena s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate

FILE - Serena Williams returns a shot to Naomi Osaka of Japan during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 21, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Matthew Stockman/Gett.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News17 hr. 7 min. ago

Chef Batali investigated as 'MeToo spotlight returns

NEW YORK — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault dating back to 2005, police said on Monday, as a report emerged of a inquiry into to a second assault accusation against him in 2004. “I vehemently deny any allegations of sexual assault,” Batali said in a statement issued by […] The post Chef Batali investigated as #MeToo spotlight returns appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Binatilyo, patay nang tamaan ng kidlat sa Albay

Isang 17-anyos na lalaki ang patay nang tamaan ng kidlat sa Barangay Sugcad, Martes. Source link link: Binatilyo, patay nang tamaan ng kidlat sa Albay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

BaliPure eyes lead share vs Perlas

BaliPure-National University shoots for a share of the early lead as it battles skidding BanKo-Perlas while Iriga-Navy and defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force try to rebound from setbacks as the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference returns to the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

House opposition threatens 8 SC justices with ouster

REVERSE your ruling or face impeachment. This was the warning of House Minority Magnificent 7 bloc to the eight Supreme Court Associate Justices who voted in favor of the quo warranto petition filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a press conference, the group led by Albay Rep. Edcel….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

100 anyos na lola, tinawan regalo kan Albay

100 anyos na lola, tinawan regalo kan Albay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Iwal kan nadaog na Kapitan asin Vice Mayor sa Albay huli sa droga, urog na naglala

Iwal kan nadaog na Kapitan asin Vice Mayor sa Albay huli sa droga, urog na naglala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. everal of Serena Williams'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Brownlee back with Ginebra, Walker returns for Blackwater

Help is on the way for Barangay Ginebra. After a 1-3 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, the Gin Kings have finally decided to bring back Justin Brownlee and replace Chuck Garcia. Agent Sheryl Reyes, who handles Brownlee, announced the return of the two-time PBA champion on her Twitter account. Mga ka barangay it's official Justin Brownlee is back ... ginebra's import once again .. watch him next game woot woot #teamreyes pic.twitter.com/xkdEWipwrx --- Sheryl Sanchez Reyes (@FemaleAgentSR) May 21, 2018 Interestingly, Brownlee's return will be against fierce rival Meralco on June 1 at Mall of Asia Arena. Ginebra and Meralco have faced each other in the last two Governo...Keep on reading: Brownlee back with Ginebra, Walker returns for Blackwater.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Alkalde kan Albay igot sa kampanya kontra sa droga

Alkalde kan Albay igot sa kampanya kontra sa droga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte disappointed some appointees turned out to be corrupt 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed disappointment on Sunday that some government officials he appointed turned out to be corrupt. During the annual town fiesta of Tabogon, Cebu, Duterte also disclosed that he is set to fire five more government officials when he returns to Malacañang, as he reiterated his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte’s busy chopping block

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not shelving his chopping block anytime soon as he bared Saturday he will fire five more government officials, including his government corporate counsel, and more heads will roll once he returns to Malacañang this week. In his speech at the opening of the Oil and Gas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018