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Time again for ‘talkatese’

If there is one leader here in our country who really walks the talk, maverick Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon fits it to a tee......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

Pacquiao battles Thurman in Legend vs Undefeated

      LAS VEGAS, USA – A living legend defying aging against an unbeaten champion seeking recognition. An All-Time great against a One Time would-be great. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, a 40-year-old eight-division world champion, versus Keith “One Time” Thurman, a 30-year-old knockout exponent, presents an intriguing storyline. Representing different generations, Pacquiao and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 min. ago

Unbeaten Pinoy Dato stops Lopez in 5th round

    LAS VEGAS, USA – United States-based Filipino John Leo Dato caught Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez with a solid body shot to win by 5th round knockout in the opener of the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman tussle for World Boxing Association welterweight supremacy on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, 21, Philippine time) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 min. ago

Libranza scores TKO win, makes it 2-for-2 for Pinoy pugs

    LAS VEGAS, USA – Top Filipino prospect Genisis Libranza dominated American Carlos Maldonado from the start and pulled off a 4th round technical victory in their flyweight tussle on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, July 21, Philippine time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena here. The 25-year-old Libranza was pummeling Maldonado with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 min. ago

Washington girds for Mueller testimony

WASHINGTON, United States – Special Counsel Robert Mueller will submit to questions for the first time Wednesday July 24 on his explosive report detailing numerous links between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian election meddling, and Trump's efforts to obstruct his investigation. The stakes are high with the next ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 min. ago

Right hook could lead to Thurman’s undoing

Manny Pacquiao demonstrated how Keith Thurman could be vulnerable to a right hook and said it may be the weapon to break the American’s unbeaten record when they meet in a scheduled 12-round bout for the WBA welterweight unified championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here this morning (Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 8 min. ago

Winky’s right: Father Time is undefeated

Manny Pacquiao will be paid $10 million, and will get much more when everything else comes in, to fight Keith “One Time” Thurman and Father Time......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 8 min. ago

The Peninsula’s ultimate Father’s Day dream lounge

On Father’s Day, The Peninsula Manila celebrated, indulged and spoiled exceptional fathers, whose day-to-day schedules leave them with limited time for relaxation and reward and deserve a lot more than the usual traditional tie or latest golf gadget......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 8 min. ago

MABINI’s Kainan-Kapihan-Tindahan: Historic Manila’s newest dining destination

For those in the know and for everyone else who should know, historic Manila has a new feature on its map: The next time you plan to visit the sites of Manila – its many museums, monuments and historic sites – drop by Mabini’s: Kainan-Kapihan-Tindahan at 1325 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, right before Padre Faura......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 8 min. ago

PBA: Fajardo is week’s best

The five-time MVP submitted big numbers in the Beermen’s back-to-back wins for the period July 8-14 that assured the team of a berth in the eight-team quarterfinals......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

LOOK: Who played who in Sisi Rondina s MMK life story

Former University of Sto. Tomas Queen Tigress Sisi Rondina's life story was featured in Maalaala Mo Kaya on Saturday. Kim Chiu played the role of the four-time UAAP beach volleyball champion and the heart of the Tigresses, who against great odds climbed up to the championship round for the first time in eight years in Season 81. True to Sisi Rondina's disclaimer, we did shed a few - or far too many - tears watching the journey of the 5-foot-6 probinsyana from a small fishing village in Compostela, Cebu to one of the most recognizable volleyball figures in the country today. Here are the actors and actresses who played the important people in Sisi Rondina's life story in this week's episode of Asia's longest-running drama anthology.   Kim Chiu as Sisi Rondina Aiko Climaco as Denden Rondina, Maika Rivera as Karen Rondina, Yayo Aguila as Alona Rondina, Dennis Padilla as Arnold Rondina and Celine Lim as Silda Rondina.   Gerald Madrid as head coach Kungfu Reyes Boom Labrusca as UST beach volleyball head coach Paul Jan Doloiras Mara Lopez as Dimdim Pacres So, what do you think?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Bad Boys Wings to face-off with ARQ Builders in Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament finals

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bad Boys Wings booked a ticket to the finals of the Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament after they trounced the Sherilin Plastics, 53-26, in the semifinals game on Saturday, July 20 at the City Sports Club Cebu. Bad Boys Wings did not waste time imposing their will as they zoomed off to […] The post Bad Boys Wings to face-off with ARQ Builders in Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 29 min. ago

Buboy Fernandez to unleash Pacquiao’s full fury

     LAS VEGAS, USA – There will be no restraining order for Manny Pacquiao this time. According to lead trainer Buboy Fernandez he’s going to unleash Pacquiao and let him pounce on Keith Thurman in their collision for the World Boxing Association “super” welterweight crown on Saturday, July 20 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 29 min. ago

Worst times for journos under Duterte gov t, says former U.P. dean

MANILA, Philippines – A former dean of the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication said it is so far the worst time to be a journalist, referencing the various actions of the Duterte administration against the media.  “The state of the press has never been ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 29 min. ago

Virtual champ: Mighty bags Jones Cup title with Taipei rout

    MANILA, Philippines – For the first time in 3 years, Mighty Sports-Go for Gold is once again the William Jones Cup champion after handing hosts Chinese Taipei Blue a 97-74 beating at the Xinzhuang Gym in New Taipei City on Saturday, July 20. With their seventh straight win now in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 29 min. ago

‘Time Waits For No One’ ni Freddie Mercury, ilalabas bilang CD at picture disk

United States – Ilalabas ngayong buwan ang kantang ‘Time Waits For No One’ ng Queen frontman na si Freddie Mercury, bilang CD single at 7-inch picture disk. Ang kantang ito ay orihinal na nirekord ni Mercury bilang ‘Time’ noong 1986 para sa kanyang concept album base sa musical ni Dave Clark ng kaparehong pamagat. Inilabas […] The post ‘Time Waits For No One’ ni Freddie Mercury, ilalabas bilang CD at picture disk appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News17 hr. 29 min. ago

Pacquiao holds ground vs Thurman in long staredown

Manny Pacquiao usually doesn’t do well in pre-fight staredowns, but he might have outdone himself when he faced off with Keith Thurman for the last time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 29 min. ago

June Mar Fajardo gets Player of the Week nod from scribes

The five-time MVP submitted big numbers in the Beermen’s back-to-back wins for the period July 8-14 that assured the team of a berth in the eight-team quarterfinals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 29 min. ago

James Harden withdraws from 2019 FIBA World Cup

NBA.com staff report All-Star James Harden wants to focus on the Rockets late this summer and fall, specifically on adapting to playing with new teammates such as Russell Westbrook. According to a report by Jonathan Feigen in The Houston Chronicle on Friday (Saturday, PHL time), Harden has informed Team USA coach Gregg Popovich that he is withdrawing from the team that will represent the U.S. in the FIBA World Cup in China. Speaking at an event on Friday to donate shoes and other sporting goods to children from the Greater Houston Police Activities League, Harden said he wanted to spend the remainder of the offseason to focus on preparing for the retooled Rockets. Rockets teammates P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon are both scheduled to participate in practices in Las Vegas Aug. 5 to 9. Harden has previously played for the 2012 USA Basketball Olympic team and 2014 World Cup team. Harden joins Anthony Davis as the second top player to withdraw from Team USA in the past week. Team USA still has All-Star guards Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and Bradley Beal among those who remain committed. The FIBA World Cup is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in China, and doesn't leave much lead time for players to start NBA training camps......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 8 min. ago

Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open

By Chris Lehourites, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that's why he saves his best golf for them. The three-time major winner, still only 25, moved his name up the leaderboard at the British Open on Friday with a superb four-hole run near the end of the front nine. He birdied the fifth and sixth, made eagle on the seventh and birdie on the eighth to take him to 6 under, briefly tied for the lead. He ended up with a 4-under 67 at Royal Portrush to bring him to 5-under 137 on a mild morning on the Dunluce Links. "I always get pumped up for major championships," Spieth said. "Clearly I try to peak for majors. And then this style of golf I always — I've always found to fit my game pretty well." That game really started to shine in 2015 when Spieth won the Masters and U.S. Open. He then finished a stroke out of a playoff in the British Open at St. Andrews. He capped his major season with a second-place finish at the PGA Championship. In 2017, he won the British Open, finishing three strokes ahead of Matt Kuchar at Royal Birkdale. That was his last victory. Spieth had an up-and-down day in the first round this year, but with the improved weather on Day 2 came a better score. "I putted a bit better. Different wind change so certain holes played harder than others and others became easier," said Spieth, who finished his round about an hour before the rain started to fall. "I felt like I played the easy holes well and then I avoided the pot bunkers today more than I did yesterday. But I certainly found the rough more today than I did yesterday. "At some point I hope to be playing off the short grass this week." Although he failed to improve his score late in the round, he did manage to make par on some of the toughest holes on the course. The par-3 16th and par-4 18th are rated as two of the hardest. Spieth landed his tee shot just right of the green on 16, chipped up the sharp slope and nailed a short putt for par. On the 18th, he drove down the middle of the fairway, one of the few he hit Friday, put his approach on the green and just missed his birdie putt. "I'm in contention," Spieth said. "I feel like if I can continue to improve each day, hit the ball better tomorrow than I did today, and better on Sunday than Saturday, then I should have a chance with how I'd feel on and around the greens.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 8 min. ago

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on the weekend as one of his best friends, Shane Lowry of Ireland, goes after the claret jug. Lowry birdied four of his opening five holes on his way to a 4-under 67 and shared the 36-hole lead with J.B. Holmes, who had a 68. Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood were one shot behind. Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were three back. That can wait. This day was all about McIlroy, who kept the sellout crowd on edge as he tried to make the cut after opening with a 79. The roars had the intensity of a final round as McIlroy ran off five birdies in seven holes to brighten a gloomy sky over the North Atlantic. Needing one last birdie, his approach took a wrong turn along the humps left of the 18th green. He made par for a 65. "It's a moment I envisaged for the last few years," McIlroy said. "It just happened two days early." He was disappointed. He was proud of his play. Mostly, though, he said he was "full of gratitude toward every single one of the people that followed me to the very end and was willing me on." "As much as I came here at the start of the week saying I wanted to do it for me, by the end of the round there today I was doing it just as much for them," he said. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson won't be around, either. It was the first time in 77 majors they have played as professionals that both missed the cut in the same major. Darren Clarke, who honed his game on the Dunluce Links as a junior and now calls Portrush home, missed the cut in a most cruel fashion with a triple bogey on his final hole. And now the first British Open in Northern Ireland since 1951 moves on without them, still with the promise of a great show. Lowry was so nervous he was shaking on the tee when the tournament began Thursday, swept up in the emotion of an Open on the Emerald Isle, and on a course he knows. He gave fans plenty to cheer when he opened his second round with three straight birdies, added a birdie on the fifth and holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to reach 10 under, making him the only player this week to reach double figures under par. The cheers were as loud as he has heard. "Just incredible," Lowry said. "You can't but smile, but can't but laugh how it is. There's no point trying to shy away from it. It's an incredible feeling getting applauded on every green, every tee box. I'm out there giving my best, trying to do my best for everyone." He three-putted the 14th, saved par on the next three holes with his deft touch around the greens, and closed with a bogey to fall back into a tie with Holmes, who played earlier in the day and was the first to post at 8-under 134. Holmes won at Riviera earlier this year, and then failed to make the cut in eight of his next 12 tournaments as he battled a two-way miss off the tee and felt so bad that he never thought he'd recover. But he did enough in Detroit three weeks ago to regain some confidence, and he has been in a groove at Portrush. "You can have that great round and that day where everything goes right. But it's nice to get two rounds in a row," Holmes said. "It shows a little consistency. And two days in a row I've hit the ball really well and putted well." Fleetwood and Westwood, two Englishmen at different stages in their careers, each had a 67 and will play in the group ahead of Lowry and Holmes. Westwood is 46 and can make a case as the best active player without a major considering his status — a former No. 1 in the world and on the European Tour — and the number of near misses in the majors, such as Muirfield and Turnberry at the Open, Torrey Pines in the U.S. Open and Augusta National when Mickelson out played him in 2010. Is it too late? Westwood wasn't willing to look that far ahead. "There's too much ground to cover before Sunday night," Westwood said. "There's a long way to go in this tournament. I've never felt under that much pressure, to be honest. You lads write about it. I've always gone out and done my best. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen, and if it doesn't, it doesn't." The experience of winning majors was behind them. Justin Rose had a 67 and was two shots behind, along with Cameron Smith of Australia and Justin Harding of South Africa. Another shot back was a group that included Koepka, who has won three of the last six majors. He was in a tie for eighth, the 16th time in his last 17 rounds at the majors he has ended a round in the top 10. Koepka wasn't happy with much about his 2-under 69, calling it "a little bit disappointing," perhaps because he played in dry weather and only a mild wind. "But at the same time, I'm close enough where I play a good weekend, I'll be in good shape," he said. Spieth hasn't quite figured out how to get the ball in play more often — too many bunkers on Thursday, too much high grass on Friday. But that putter is not a problem, and it carried him to a collection of mid-range birdie and par putts for a 67. "I'm in contention. I feel good," Spieth said, winless since his Open title at Royal Birkdale two years ago. "I feel like if I can continue to improve each day, hit the ball better tomorrow than I did today, and better on Sunday than Saturday, then I should have a chance with how I feel on and around the greens." Graeme McDowell, born and raised in Portrush, played well enough to make the weekend. He finished with four straight pars for a 70 to make the cut on the number at 1-over 143, and felt the pressure of sticking around for the home crowd. Woods, meanwhile, began this major championship season as the Masters champion, ended it as a mystery. He missed the cut in two of the next three majors, and never seemed fully fit or engaged at the British Open. He was 3 under for his round through 11 holes with hopes of making it to the weekend, but he had no more birdies and finished with two bogeys for a 70 to miss by five shots. "I'm going to have my hot weeks. I'm going to be there in contention with a chance to win, and I will win tournaments," Woods said, facing the reality of a 43-year-old who has gone through eight surgeries on his knee and back. "But there are times when I'm just not going to be there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 8 min. ago