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Donald Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. --- President Donald Trump claimed that "a lot of people" from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system. Trump also said during an interview broadcast Sunday that he and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have set aside their differences over players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump relentlessly criticized the practice as being disrespectful to the American flag and he faulted Goodell for not doing enough to stop it. Players saw kneeling during the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a prime opportunity to heighten public awareness of how minorities are treated by the criminal justi...Keep on reading: Donald Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 4th, 2019Related News

TNT s Roger Pogoy downplays clutch offensive showing - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesRoger Pogoy may not say it but hes a true blue scorer and when TNT needed his offensive exploits, he was more than happy to oblige. The KaTropa and Magnolia were locked in a tight o.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Castro, Pogoy lift TNT in clutch to spoil Magnolia debut

MANILA, Philippines – Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy conspired down the stretch as TNT spoiled Magnolia's debut with an 80-75 overtime win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday, February 3.  The two guards combined for 50 points and made key plays ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

TNT’s Roger Pogoy downplays clutch offensive showing

MANILA, Philippines---Roger Pogoy may not say it but he's a true blue scorer and when TNT needed his offensive exploits, he was more than happy to oblige. The KaTropa and Magnolia were locked in a tight overtime period when Pogoy decided to work his magic. The score was tied at 74 with 3:04 left in the game when Pogoy made a booming 3-pointer off Jayson Castro's assist with 2:38 remaining in the game to give the KaTropa a 77-74 lead. READ: Pogoy lifts TNT over Magnolia in OT He then, made another clutch basket, this time a turnaround jumper in the post against Jio Jalalon that put TNT up, 79-74, with 29.9 seconds remaining. "We really have to win and that's probably wh...Keep on reading: TNT’s Roger Pogoy downplays clutch offensive showing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 3rd, 2019Related News

Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for 4-shot lead at Phoenix Open

By John Marshall, Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler had the lead heading into the final round last year at the Phoenix Open, only to see the title slip through his grip for a second time. He will have a big cushion in his third bid to win the championship following a stellar display of golf. Fowler had eight birdies in a 7-under 64 on Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to take a four-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the final round. Fowler opened with four birdies in six holes and navigated a difficult two-putt on the par-4 18th hole to reach 20-under 193. Now it's time to finish it off. "This one is definitely high on the list, another being Torrey Pines," Fowler said. "I would say between here and there, those would be the two highest on the list other than a major." Kuchar shot a bogey-free 65 to put himself in position for his third victory of the wraparound PGA season. He has been par or better in all 19 rounds this season, winning the Mayakoba Classic and Sony Open. Justin Thomas, who started one behind Fowler, shot 65 and was five back of his friend and desert roommate. Branden Grace and Byeong Hun An were at 13 under on a day golf said goodbye to one of its most distinctive voices. Saturday's third round was the broadcasting finale of NBC lead golf analyst Johnny Miller's career. Miller followed a Hall of Fame playing career with three decades of calling it the way he saw it, regardless of what the players thought of him. Wanting to spend more time with his family, the 71-year-old Miller decided to call it quits after the Phoenix Open, where he won twice to help earn the nickname "Desert Fox." NBC played multiple tributes to Miller during Saturday's coverage and on-course announcer Roger Maltbie's voice cracked as he talked about his friend. "I appreciate the people out there. I do my commentating for you," Miller said. "I'm glad you accepted my form of commentating, which was not normal. It was a little rough at first, but it's just been a pleasure, the friendships I've made." Fowler had the 54-hole lead at last year and fell flat in the final round, shooting 73 to finish six shots behind champion Gary Woodland. He also lost in a playoff in 2016. Fowler put himself in position for a third run at the title with a superb round of golf. He had a one-shot lead over Thomas after closing with four birdies for a 6-under 65 in Friday's second round. Fowler made an eight-foot birdie putt on 18 to reach 13 under and quickly added to it on Saturday, dropping in an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 first hole. Fowler, who shot 64 in the opening round, added birdies on Nos. 3, 5 and 6 to reach 17 under, but had a par putt lip out after he hit into the greenside bunker at the par-3 seventh. He hit his approach to two feet for birdie at No. 9, turning in 4-under 31, and followed a birdie at the difficult 11th with a two-putt birdie on No. 13. Fowler reached 20 under with a birdie on the short par-4 17th for a nice cushion heading into what's expected to be a rainy final round. "I've done a good job of kind of everything this week," he said. "Nothing's standing out as super special, just playing solid golf and when I've gotten into trouble, being able to get up and down most of the time." Playing in the group ahead of Fowler, Thomas and Grace, Kuchar had three birdies for a 3-under 32 on the front nine and rolled in a nine-foot birdie putt on the 167-yard 12th hole. He two-putted for birdie on the par-5 13th and made a five-foot birdie on 15 to reach 16 under. Kuchar missed a good opportunity on No. 17, sliding a six-foot birdie putt past the hole, but finished with a nice save from the greenside bunker on No. 18. "It would be amazing to get three wins this early," Kuchar said. "It had been a number of years since I found the winner's circle, so to have gotten two in this year has been amazing." It may take an amazing round of golf to catch Fowler......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

By Eddie Pells, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — For towering tight end Tony Gonzalez, this was a slam dunk. The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, who turned the celebratory post-TD dunk over the crossbar into an art form, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining him will be two more first-time nominees, Champ Bailey and Ed Reed, along with another defensive back, Ty Law, and center Kevin Mawae; Law and Mawae were both in their third year as finalists. The contributor nominees, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Cowboys and NFL executive Gil Brandt , each made it, as did senior Johnny Robinson, the defensive back who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl 4. Gonzalez started in Kansas City and finished in Atlanta, where voters met on the eve of the Super Bowl to select the Class of 2019; they didn't need much time to debate his worthiness. In short, Gonzalez had more than his fair share of chances to jam. (Maybe not by accident, the NFL banned the practice in 2014, the year after he retired.) The most prolific pass catcher at his position over a 17-year career, Gonzalez caught 1,325 passes (second in NFL history) for 15,127 yards (sixth) and 111 touchdowns. He was a six-time All-Pro, made 14 Pro Bowls, and his 916 catches with the Chiefs set one of 22 franchise records he held upon his retirement. "I knew I had a good chance, I'm not going to lie about that," he said. "Still, when you hear the knock, your heart drops." As it turns out, Gonzalez isn't the only one who can get good air. "Threw my phone across the room," Mawae said, of his reaction upon learning he was in. "I had a higher vertical than at the combine." He'll be donning the yellow jacket this summer alongside Gonzalez, and three players who spent part of their careers trying to stop the groundbreaking tight end. This marks the first time more than two defensive backs have made it in the same class. Bailey played 15 years — five with Washington, then 10 more with Denver after the Redskins swapped him for Clinton Portis. Like so many great cornerbacks, Bailey did not rewrite the record book, in part because he was, for a huge chunk of his career, considered the best cover guy in the league. So most quarterbacks simply avoided him. Still, he made three All-Pro teams, 12 Pro Bowls and a none-too-shabby 52 interceptions. His best-remembered pick was a 103-yard return against Tom Brady in the 2006 playoffs that did not go for a touchdown. Denver did score shortly afterward, though, on the way to the win. Eight years later, Bailey made his only Super Bowl. "This is home and timing was just right for it," said Bailey, who grew up in Folkston and played college ball at Georgia. "Having Pat Bowlen go in, I never expected it to be like this." Reed won his only title in the 2012 season, his last with the Ravens. Running the defense from his safety position, he was a standout playmaker on a roster full of them — including Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Peter Boulware. Reed finished his career with 64 interceptions, and led the league in picks three times. "Smartest player I ever coached," said Reed's former coach, Brian Billick. Law was a lot like Bailey — a rock at the corner who quarterbacks avoided. He finished with 53 interceptions and three Super Bowl rings, all with the Patriots. When New England beat the Rams for its first title in 2002, Law returned a pick 47 yards for a score that gave the Patriots the lead in the second quarter; they didn't trail after that. Law was one of the many high-profile players Bill Belichick was willing to cycle out, and his final five years were spent with Kansas City, Denver and two stints with the Jets, including 2005, when he made a career-high 10 interceptions. "It's surreal to get this honor while my former team is playing," said Law, who will be on hand when the Patriots play the Rams for the title Sunday. Mawae, a second-round draft pick in 1994, played 16 seasons for the Seahawks, Jets and Titans. He made three All-Pro teams and joins Mike Webster, Dwight Stevenson and Jim Otto among the few true centers in Canton. He earned a spot some thought might go instead to Jaguars left tackle Tony Boselli. But for Boselli, Edgerrin James, John Lynch, Richard Seymour and six others, it's wait 'til next year. Bowlen goes in after what some believe was a longer-than-necessary wait. He is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which has put the future of the Broncos' franchise on uncertain ground. His youngest daughter, Annabel, said they face-timed their dad when the family received the news. "A lot of tears in the room," she said. Bowlen was key in securing the NFL's future via a number of multibillion-dollar TV contracts. The Broncos have largely prospered during his tenure, winning more than 60 percent of their games. That included the 1998 Super Bowl, when the owner famously shouted "This one's for John" — a tribute to John Elway winning his first title. Brandt spent 29 years with the Cowboys, where his keen eye for talent helped turn Dallas into "America's Team." He chose eight future Hall of Famers, including Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly and Bob Hayes. He employed computers for evaluating talent and came up with psychological tests for draft prospects, two tools no NFL team could do without in the modern game. Brandt also was elected for his role as the NFL's resident draft guru. Robinson was chosen by the Dallas Texans in the first AFL draft. The Texans became the Chiefs, and the Chiefs became Super Bowl champions. A teammate of his, Hall of Fame linebacker Willie Lanier, said Robinson was the key to a defense that helped Kansas City to two AFL titles, each of which landed the Chiefs in the Super Bowl......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Ex-Arsenal player takes Chinese citizenship in landmark move

A London-born former England youth international signed for Beijing Guoan on Thursday and will take Chinese citizenship, in a landmark move for Chinese football. Ex-Arsenal player Nico Yennaris arrived from English second-tier side Brentford and was joined at Guoan by fellow midfielder John Hou Saeter, who was born in Norway. The duo -- both of whom have Chinese mothers -- are set to become China's first naturalized footballers "after all the formalities are completed", Guoan said. The capital club, who won last season's Chinese FA Cup under German coach Roger Schmidt, said they hope the two players will go on to represent China. The 25-year-old Yennaris, who has taken th...Keep on reading: Ex-Arsenal player takes Chinese citizenship in landmark move.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 1st, 2019Related News

PBA: Classic rivalry games on deck for February

PBA basketball will continue even as the league takes a break in mid February to give way for Gilas Pilipinas. A pair of classic games will be played at the Big Dome on February 17 as San Miguel, Alaska, Purefoods, and Ginebra are all set to field a collection of All-Stars from the yesteryears. Four-time PBA MVP Alvin Patrimonio returns to action for Purefoods as they take on ‘90s rival Alaska led by Johnny Abarrientos. Powerhouse San Miguel will have players like Benjie Paras, Danny Ildefonso, and Allan Caidic to go up against Ginebra’s Bal David, Eric Menk, and head coach Sonny Jaworski. The pair of games is organized by the Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (SDPBP) in partnership with the PBA for the benefit of the player’s union. Here are the complete lineups for all four teams: PUREFOODS # 1 Bong Ravena # 3 Bonel Balingit  # 4 Paul Artadi  # 5 Ronnie Magsanoc # 7 Rey Evangelista # 8 Al Solis # 9 Elmer Cabahug # 10 Dindo Pumaren # 12 Glen Capacio # 13 Roger Yap # 16 Alvin Patrimonio # 19 Joey Sta. Maria # 31 Peter Naron # 44 Jerry Codiñera # 55 Richard Yee Coach: Ramon Fernandez ALASKA # 6 Jojo Lastimosa # 7 Roehl Gomez # 9 Rodney Santos # 11 Willie Miller # 11 Eddie Laure # 14 Johnny Abarrientos # 16 Bong Hawkins # 19 Kenneth Duremdes # 22 Jeff Cariaso # 32 Poch Juinio # 33 Bogs Adornado - Captain # 34 Wesley Gonzales # 35 Tony de la Cruz # 55 John Ferriols Earvin Sotto Coaches: Joel Banal/Aric del Rosario SAN MIGUEL # 2 Denok Miranda # 6 Ato Agustin # 8 Allan Caidic # 10 Alvin Teng # 10 Danny Ildefonso # 11 Nelson Asaytono # 11 Biboy Ravanes # 17 Olsen Racela  # 18 Art de la Cruz # 22 Arnold Gamboa # 23 Bong Alvarez # 25 Freddie Abuda # 25 Dondon Hontiveros # 42 Danny Seigle # 88 Chris Calaguio # 14 Benjie Paras Coach: Norman Black GINEBRA # 1 Bal David # 6 Noli Locsin # 8 Bennet Palad # 9 Leo Isaac # 11 JV Gayoso # 12 Vince Hizon # 13 Marlou Aquino # 16 Benny Cheng # 17 Rudy Distrito # 18 Wilmer Ong # 22 Romulo Mamaril # 25 Pido Jarencio # 30 Eric Menk # 32 EJ Feihl # 33 Bobby Jose Coach: Robert Jaworski   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 31st, 2019Related News

Lots of questions for Goodell, not a lot of answers

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick's football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled. The NFL commissioner did provide some nuggets of news on Wednesday. He noted establishing a quarterbacks summit at Morehouse College in June to help get more minority coaches into the pipeline of higher-level assistant coaching jobs that are quicker pathways to head coaching opportunities. Otherwise, Goodell generally ducked the rush at his annual State of the NFL appearance as effectively as Russell Wilson. Naturally, Goodell was peppered with questions, some bordering on demands, to upgrade the officiating 10 days after a non-call late in the NFC championship game pretty much cost the Saints a spot in the Super Bowl. While agreeing that game officials missed the helmet-to-helmet hit and pass interference penalty by Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman — league officiating chief Al Riveron called Saints coach Sean Payton after the game and admitted the blown call — Goodell said the league will re-examine the officiating process. He didn't rule out adding such plays to the video review system, and he definitely didn't endorse such a move. "We will look again at instant replay," said Goodell, who added that league executives recognize the frustration of Saints fans. "There have been a variety of proposals over the last — frankly 15 to 20 years — of should replay be expanded? It does not cover judgment calls. This was a judgment call. "The other complication is that it was a no-call. And our coaches and clubs have been very resistant and there has not been support to date about having a replay official or somebody in New York throw a flag when there is no flag (thrown). They have not voted for that in the past. It doesn't mean that we won't. It's something that we're going to put to the competition committee to see if there's an answer to that, but the reality is that's been at least an opposition philosophically for many clubs." Goodell completely ruled out any use of commissioner's powers to change the call or resume the game; a lawsuit was filed in New Orleans seeking that. He also stressed that he and the competition committee will examine a potential expansion of replay to include helmet-to-helmet hits. "We have worked very hard to bring technology in to try to make sure we can do whatever possible to address those issues," Goodell said. "But technology is not going to solve all of these issues. The game is not officiated by robots, it's not going to be. But we have to continue to go down that path." The path to top coaching positions has been a rocky one for minorities. In a report Wednesday, the AP pointed out that on 2018 coaching staffs, only four minorities held the stepping-stone jobs of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, just 7.1 percent of 56 jobs. That lack of minority coaches in the pipeline helped contribute to the NFL's sharpest-ever one-year drop in minority head coaches, from eight to three, with Brian Flores soon to become the fourth when he moves from the Patriots to the Dolphins. Many advocates of diversity in the league have questioned the current effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, in which teams are required to interview at least one minority candidate for any head coach or general manager vacancy. Goodell defended the rule, which has been used in other industries, emphasizing it has opened opportunities that didn't exist previously. "We don't look at the success or failure of the Rooney Rule in one-year increments," Goodell said. "We've had the Rooney Rule around for nearly 20 years. It has had an extraordinary impact on the NFL. Over 20 clubs have hired minority (head) coaches in that period of time. "We want to figure out how we can create a deeper pool of coaches so that they have that opportunity when the coaching opportunities arise." — On Kaepernick, who some claim has been blackballed by the league for sparking social injustice and police brutality demonstrations during the national anthem, Goodell said: "I think if a team decides that Colin Kaepernick or any other player can help their team win, that's what they'll do. They want to win and they make those decisions individually in the best interest of their club. Our clubs are the ones that make decisions on players they want to have on their roster. They make that decision individually in the best interests of their team." — On the cancellation of the halftime news conference following widespread condemnation of the choice of Maroon 5 and several artists refusing to participate as a sign of support for Kaepernick: "We're extremely pleased with the diversity, quality and the excitement surrounding our entertainers. This is the biggest stage in the world, and I know people want to be part of that. "Just to be clear, as I mentioned we have close to 200 million fans. "We know there are segments that are going to have different reactions to different things that go on in our league. Ultimately I think people respect and admire the things we do and want to be part of it." — On where owner Mark Davis will have the Raiders play in 2019 after the city of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the team that is headed to Las Vegas in 2020: "I think the hope of Mark is to continue to be in the Bay Area with the Raiders' fans.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 31st, 2019Related News

PBA: Castro’s takeover vs. SMB earns him Player of the Week

Following back-to-back losses to start the season, veteran combo guard Jayson Castro took it upon himself to take the lead, resulting to TNT’s two straight victories and a Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week to boot in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Nicknamed the “Blur”, Castro averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals for the period of January 21-27 to lead the resurgent TNT to victories over sister team NLEX and four-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer. Castro actually had a rough night versus NLEX last January 23, hitting just 1-of-9 from the floor and turning the ball over five times in over 35 minutes of action. But the 32-year-old Castro showed why he’s the two-time Best Point Guard in Asia during the critical stage of the final quarter, feeding Roger Pogoy for a three-pointer, before following that up with two pressure-packed free throws to seal TNT’s first victory for the season. The many-time Gilas Pilipinas combo guard went on to finish with a stats line of nine points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Four days later, the four-time PBA Best Player of the Conference returned with a vengeance, registering all-around numbers of 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals as the surging KaTropa knocked down the Beermen, 104-93 in a king-sized upset. The six-time PBA champion took over in the final quarter, dropping eight points and three key assists that turned a shaky six-point lead into a 104-89 bubble late in the game. Aside from pulling to an even 2-2 record in the standings, Castro’s leadership enabled TNT to end a long, nine-game losing streak to San Miguel dating back to Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Castro beat teammate Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood and Mark Borboran, along with Phoenix forward Calvin Abueva, Jason Perkins and Matthew Wright for the weekly citation......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 28th, 2019Related News

Djokovic’s target: Matching Federer s 20 Grand Slams

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic has designs on Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam crowns after completing a record-breaking Australian Open victory. Djokovic won a record seventh Melbourne crown, 15th Grand Slam title and third in a row after Wimbledon and the US Open when he swatted aside Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2019Related News

Novak, Naomi, other things we learned at Australian Open

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The way things went at the Australian Open didn't exactly teach the world that Novak Djokovic is the best there is in men's tennis right now. Certainly confirmed it, though. And while those within the game knew all about Naomi Osaka, she made sure her talent is more obvious to more people. Djokovic, a 31-year-old already ranked No. 1, now has won the past three men's Grand Slam titles. Osaka, who earned her debut at No. 1 at age 21, has won the last two women's trophies at majors. When it's time for the next Grand Slam tournament — the French Open, four months from now — all eyes should be on them. "Obviously, it's just the beginning of the season. I know there's a lot of tournaments to play before Roland Garros, so I have plenty of time to build my form slowly," Djokovic said. "I have to work on my game, my clay-court game, a bit more." After his impressive 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne Park on Sunday, Djokovic can pursue a fourth consecutive major championship, something he already accomplished from 2015-16. But the possibility also exists for him to aim for a calendar-year Grand Slam, something last done 50 years ago by Rod Laver. It's the kind of thing that could get everyone talking about tennis. As for Osaka — a 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 winner over Petra Kvitova in Saturday's final — what makes her sudden surge to the top particularly noteworthy is that it comes right after a period of apparent depth but no dominance. Until this Australian Open, eight women had divided the previous eight major titles. Not since Serena Williams took four in a row from 2014-15 had one woman won consecutive Slam tournaments. And you have to go all the way back to Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to find a woman who won her first major championship and followed it up at the very next Slam with a second title. "I always hear stories that the best players win matches even when they're not playing their best. And I've always wondered how they did that," Osaka said. "So I feel like this tournament, for me, was that." Djokovic is at the height of his powers. Osaka is only getting better. Who will challenge them? Here is what else we learned at the 2019 Australian Open: SERENA AND ROGER Serena Williams and Roger Federer are both 37. No one has won more Grand Slam singles titles in the professional era than Williams' 23. No man in history has won more than Federer's 20. Williams owns seven Australian Open trophies, Federer six. But she lost in the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park this time, and he exited in the fourth round. Maybe age is catching up to them. Maybe not. The idea that either is done contending for big titles seems far-fetched, though. One key thing moving forward: Federer is planning to play the European clay-court circuit and at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015. HEALTHY NADAL Nadal was not up to slowing down Djokovic, but he otherwise sure looked terrific — and, most importantly, healthy. There's little doubt who the favorite will be on the clay courts in France. "The positive things that happened these couple of weeks make us very optimistic regarding his future and his level," said Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya. "We know there is room to keep improving and we are going to be working on that a lot." UP-AND-COMING If there are those who fret about what will happen when the players who ruled tennis for the past 15 years or so move on, there were several new faces who made statements in Australia. Stefanos Tsitstipas, a 20-year-old from Greece, upset Federer on the way to the semifinals. Lucas Pouille, a 24-year-old from France, arrived with a 0-5 record at Melbourne but was guided to his first major semifinal by coach Amelie Mauresmo. American Frances Tiafoe, a son of immigrants from Sierra Leone who turned 21 during the tournament, pulled off a couple of upsets on the way to the quarterfinals. Danielle Collins, a 25-year-old from Florida, beat three-time major champion Angelique Kerber and made her semifinal debut. Amanda Anisimova, a 17-year-old from New Jersey, showed she has a bright future......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 27th, 2019Related News

Djokovic beats Nadal for 7th Australian title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final at Rod Laver Arena. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic raised his major trophy total to 15, behind only Roger Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17. Djokovic improved to 7-0 in finals at Melbourne Park with a remarkably dominant and mistake-free performance against Nadal. When they met in the 2012 Australian Open final, Djokovic needed 5 hours, 53 minutes to win. This time, it lasted just a bit more than 2 hours. Djokovic finished with 34 winners and only nine unforced errors......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 27th, 2019Related News

Top US breeders lead cast in NCA derby

Americans Roger Roberts and Larry Whitehead will spearheaded the third leg of the NCA derby circuit hosted by Fil-Am Rene Medina and Mayor Elan Nagaño......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2019Related News

Ex-Trump adviser Stone indicted in Mueller probe

  WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – Roger Stone , a longtime adviser to US President Donald Trump, was arrested Friday, January 25, under an indictment issued by the special counsel examining possible collusion with Russia. Stone was charged with 7 counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding, making false statements and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2019Related News

Rafael Nadal breaks, beats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final | Inquirer Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia Rafael Nadal needed all of 11 minutes in his Australian Open semifinal to show 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas and everyone else that the kids upset of Roger Federer was not goin.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2019Related News

Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday, January 24, as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semifinal. Greek 14th seed Tsitsipas had enjoyed a fairytale run to his first Grand Slam last 4, including a win over Roger Federer, but ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Clutch Pogoy gives TNT first win as NLEX slump continues

MANILA, Philippines – TNT finally cracked the winning column after weathering a late storm by NLEX, 85-80, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 23.  Roger Pogoy finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists and hit a clutch three-pointer with under a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Struggling Kevin Alas takes blame for NLEX loss to TNT

Kevin Alas felt he was the one to blame for NLEX's latest loss on Wednesday night. Alas cited lapses on his part in the critical moments of the Road Warriors' 85-80 defeat to the TNT KaTropa. "Today's game I think I cost us the game because I fouled Jayson (Castro) then, Roger (Pogoy) hit that three-points that was my assignment then, I also missed an open three so I have to take responsibility," Alas told reporters. With NLEX trailing by two, Alas missed an open 3-pointer with 1:09 left then, saw TNT swingman Roger Pogoy hit a triple in front of him before committing a personal foul that led to a free throw by Jayson Castro for an 83-80 KaTropa edge with 14 seconds left. With stil...Keep on reading: Struggling Kevin Alas takes blame for NLEX loss to TNT.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 23rd, 2019Related News

‘Defensive player’ Roger Pogoy embracing bigger role as one of TNT’s main offensive weapons

Roger Pogoy made a name for himself in college as Far Eastern University's defensive specialist. Now, Pogoy is making a career out of hitting buckets on top of his lockdown defense as one of TNT's main options along with superstar guard Jayson Castro. Pogoy admitted he's still getting himself accustomed to his starring role on the offensive end. "First of all, I'm feeling nervous being given that role because I started out at FEU as a defensive player and the offense is just secondary to me," he said in Filipino. "But I take it as a challenge that coach is calling plays for me." The 26-year-old swingman, however, showed no signs of anxiety in the pressure-packed moments on Wednesda...Keep on reading: ‘Defensive player’ Roger Pogoy embracing bigger role as one of TNT’s main offensive weapons.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 23rd, 2019Related News