ONE Championship: Jeremy Miado s hard work pays off with highlight-reel KO

Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado is back to winning ways – and it took him months of preparation to get it.  Miado scored a thunderous first-round flying-knee knockout win over Miao Li Tao at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS to frustrate the thousands of Chinese fans in attendance at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing last Saturday, 16 November. The 26-year-old scored the highlight-reel knockout when Miao was shooting for a takedown, driving his knee right into the jaw of his foe as the crowd fell to a stunned silence.  Miado insists the knockout win was not a flash in the pan – it was a result of rigorous game-planning and preparation.  “I watched his previous bouts and I noticed the things that he always does. He will throw some combinations, shoot for a takedown, and dominate on the ground. That’s what I prepared for, countering his attacks,” Miado said.  “I worked particularly on two points of attack – my combinations and the flying knee once he attempted to shoot and that’s exactly what happened. I’m happy I executed it perfectly.” The motivation came after “The Jaguar” saw his compatriots fall one by one early in the preliminaries.  Team Lakay’s Edward “The Ferocious”  Kelly lost to Tang Kai while Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales dropped a decision loss to “Wolf Of The Grasslands” Hexigetu earlier in the night.  “I had two countrymen who I know wanted to win bad, but unfortunately they fell to their Chinese opponents. That’s why I told myself I’m gonna win for them and I will raise the Philippine flag high,” Miado said, who improved to 9-4 after the match. “That was an added motivation for me.”  Ending the year on a brilliant note, “The Jaguar” shared that he is far from reaching his true potential. “I will work harder in training to get better and stronger,” Miado said.  “What I’m doing is for all the people who never stopped believing in me, especially my family.”.....»»

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Drug peddlers fall in overpass buy-bust

Also seized from the suspects during the buy-bust operation were 10 sachets of shabu worth P204,000, drug paraphernalia and the markedt money. #buybust #drugarrest The post Drug peddlers fall in overpass buy-bust appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2019Related News

Renault-Nissan alliance in flux a year after Ghosn shock

PARIS, France – A year on from the shock fall of boss Carlos Ghosn , the Renault-Nissan automobile alliance is bent on a reboot to leave behind the upheaval and dust kicked up by the affair. The giant task falls to new board chairman Jean-Dominique Senard in ........»»

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Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Croatia qualify for Euro 2020

By Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Saturday. Germany advanced with a 4-0 win over Belarus on Saturday, with Toni Kroos scoring twice and steering the side top of Group C. Second-place Netherlands also qualified despite a 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast. Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis missed a penalty in the first half. Austria joined already qualified Poland from Group G with a 2-1 win over visiting North Macedonia. Poland won 2-1 for its first win in Israel since 1988. Croatia booked its place as Group E winner with a 3-1 win at home over Slovakia. IMPRESSIVE GERMANY Injury-hit Germany started with an unfamiliar central defensive pair of Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter and Freiburg’s Robin Koch, the latter making only his second appearance and his first in a competitive game for Germany. There was little sign of inexperience against defensively minded Belarus, however, with Joachim Löw’s team dominating with good chances early on for Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry and Kroos. Manuel Neuer pulled off a brilliant flying save to deny Igor Stasevich with the visitors’ first chance, just before Matthias Ginter made the breakthrough in the 41st minute. Leon Goretzka scored four minutes after the break, and Ginter set up Kroos to mark his 95th game for Germany with the third goal in the 55th. That set off fans’ celebrations with Mexican waves going around the stadium. Stasevich had a chance to pull one back from the penalty spot after a clumsy challenge from Koch, but Neuer guessed the right way. Kroos wrapped up the scoring with a fine second goal in the 83rd, turning with a left-right combination to elude two defenders before shooting with his left boot inside the post. WALES HAILS BALE Gareth Bale returned from injury and helped Wales keep its automatic qualification hopes alive with a 2-0 win at Azerbaijan in Group E. Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson scored in the first half to give Wales its first away win in more than a year. Third in Group E with 11 points, Wales can secure automatic qualification with a win in its final game on Tuesday over second-place Hungary on 12 points. Bale hadn’t played for a month due to a calf injury, but the Real Madrid winger played just under an hour in Baku before being taken off by coach Ryan Giggs to safeguard his availability for the Hungary showdown in Cardiff. Bale was a booking away from suspension. BELGIUM PERFECT Eden Hazard scored twice and younger brother Thorgan Hazard also grabbed a goal as already qualified Belgium beat already qualified Russia 4-1 in St. Petersburg. The Belgians’ ninth win from nine qualifying games ensure they top Group I and join Italy as one of the six seeded teams in the finals’ draw on Nov. 30. Scotland defeated Cyprus 2-1 in Nicosia to move third in the group, and Kazakhstan won 3-1 at San Marino. Also, Slovenia beat Latvia 1-0 in Group G......»»

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Jamal Crawford on still being a free agent: It s baffling to me

By Shaun Powell, In the final game of last season, he scored 51 points -- a rather remarkable distinction just by itself. Today, it carries a degree of historical significance that is rather uncomfortable and maybe unfair for Jamal Crawford. Only one player in NBA history scored more points in Game No. 82 and did not play the following season. In that instance, Kobe Bryant was OK with that as he retired after dropping 60 on the Utah Jazz to close out the 2015-16 season. Meanwhile, Crawford is most definitely not retired, at least not willingly, as he waits to see if that last ballistic game was in fact the last he’ll ever play in the NBA. Officially, he’s currently living in Seattle, where he was raised and always maintained a home throughout his career. But metaphorically he’s residing in a basketball Twilight Zone that annually collects veterans in their, well, twilight. They’re not done playing -- at least in their minds -- and feel fresh enough to extend their careers by another year or two. Yet their fate is being controlled by a season that already began and 30 teams who don’t have an opening for a proven veteran. Unless, of course, there’s an injury or a sudden change in philosophy or, in the case of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), a twinge of desperation. A 4-8 start prompted the Blazers to reach a deal with one of Crawford’s fellow residents, Carmelo Anthony. He spent the summer and most of the fall waiting by the phone and wondering if his time had passed. Congrats Melo!!!!!!!!!! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 15, 2019 Yeaaa @imanshumpert , congrats bro! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 13, 2019 Crawford tweeted out support for ‘Melo and for Iman Shumpert (who signed with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday). In a sense for these veterans, this is like the NBA Draft green room all over again -- you’re happy the room is emptying … but you don’t want to be the last one sitting at the table. “I know I can play,” Crawford told, “and I would think my reputation is still solid. It’s baffling to me.” If you go strictly on how he finished with the Phoenix Suns last season, it’s bizarre that not only is Crawford not in the league, but that he’s not prominently in some team’s rotation. Crawford played (as a reserve) in four of the Suns’ five April games last season, scoring 19, 28, 27 and 51 points while shooting at an extremely healthy clip. If this was a showcase for 2019-20, albeit at a small sample size, Crawford proved he had something left even after 19 seasons. But the July free agency period came and went without a text message. The season tipped off in October without Crawford on a roster for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Almost a full month later, the three-time Kia Sixth Man Award winner is still watching from home. It’s the first time since he began playing organized basketball as a kid that he isn’t wearing a uniform in November. This isn’t restricted to Crawford as every year players with NBA experience must watch the basketball world spin without them. Anthony and Shumpert were just lifted off the pile and yet the list of players waiting by the phone, once again, is lengthy enough. “A lot of teams take a wait and see approach, not only for me, but vets in general,” Crawford said. The group includes, among others: Kenneth Faried, Devin Harris, J.R. Smith, Corey Brewer, Jodie Meeks, Joakim Noah, Jonathon Simmons and Dante Cunningham. Most already had their big contracts, so making money is no issue for them. That’s a good thing, too, because team salary-cap space is, for the most part, swallowed up at this point. Of course, the obvious concerns held by teams with most of these players are age and declining skills. The NBA is an unforgiving league that doesn’t give tenure. If the decision to keep a young player or a veteran is a toss-up, some teams -- especially those needing bodies in their player development program -- will lean toward the young. Crawford was caught in between last season as the Suns were yet again rebuilding while also needing solid-character veterans in the locker room. Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza and Crawford served those mentor roles until a sudden philosophical shift hit barely a month into the season. Ariza was traded to Washington, Chandler was bought out and the Suns went full-blast young with Crawford averaging 18.9 mpg (his lowest since 17.2 mpg in 2000-01). “I guess everything changed,” he said. The Suns used Crawford at point guard, not his natural two-guard position. As a result, he didn’t average double-digit scoring for the first time since his sophomore season. The silver lining is that he remained fresh and preserved his body for a possible 20th season. And of course, he had the energy for that 51-point game. In that April 9 game against Dallas, he shot 18-for-31 and 7-for-13 on 3-pointers in a 120-109 loss. The game carried no other significance except for it being the last one played by the great Dirk Nowitzki. Crawford’s output was almost forgotten in that sense. But because he’s not on an NBA roster right now, that 51-point performance could become the ultimate trivia answer. “I’m kind of an outlier because you don’t see anyone my age having games like that,” Crawford said. “And I did it off the bench. A year earlier, in my 18th year, I was still averaging double figures. I can bring a multitude of things. I’ll be ready for whatever team decides how I can fit into what they’re trying to do.” At 39, NBA teams will express concerns about his defense, which is usually the first area that suffers when players age. But players at this stage are used in spot situations anyway, and mainly by contending teams looking for depth and experience. The problem for Crawford and others like him is the numbers game; only a few of these spots open every season. “Physically, I feel better than I did last season,” he said. “I’m able to get my body together. My skill set is sharp. I feel that I’m good. My mindset is be patient and hopefully something good comes about it. I’ll be ready for the opportunity.” Until then, Crawford and others must live a surreal experience for them, though not all of it is bad or uncomfortable. There are kids to take to school; Crawford has three and is also afforded the rare chance to watch their youth games, too. “I’ve missed a lot of that,” he said. “And it’s cool because they enjoy that, too. I’m making up for that this time. I’m the Uber driver.” Beyond that, he stays connected to the NBA but only from a distance. “It’s weird watching games and being apart from it but seeing teams that could use you in certain situations,” he said. “You see where you could help different clubs in different ways.” For Crawford, it’s the love of the game, not a need for anything beyond that, which drives him. He’s the ultimate gym rat who not only hosts a pro-am league in Seattle every summer, but he plays in it, too. There are also legendary stories of Crawford randomly showing up at local parks and gyms for pickup games, something you don’t normally see from players, especially those with nearly two decades of NBA tread. The most famous Crawford cameo: Years ago, then with the Bulls and fresh off the team bus, he appeared at his favorite Seattle park and played pickup ball for three hours the day before a game with the Sonics. The next night, he scored 31 points. “I love the game and stay in the gym anyway,” he said. “Whenever I retire, I’ll still be playing the game, whether that’s at an LA Fitness or somewhere else. At this point, the regular players around here are kind of used to seeing me, although sometimes I’ll go to a different gym and people are surprised,” he said. “Like, the other night, I went to new one and played from 10 o’clock to midnight. They did double takes.” Were they surprised Crawford was actually at their gym, or that he’s not somewhere in the NBA instead? The man who scored 51 in his last NBA game laughed at that. “Probably a little of both,” he said. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2019Related News

MVP Oftana lets loose in clutch bounce-back

    MANILA, Philippines – With his back against the wall, Calvin Oftana finally let loose.  In a must-win Game 2 of the NCAA Season 95 finals against streaking archrival Letran Knights, the San Beda Red Lions’ newly crowned MVP bounced back with 17 points, including a clutch go-ahead and-one, ........»»

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WATCH: Wild rich girl meets poor chick boy in Wild Little Love trailer

MANILA, Philippines – Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin play a "wild rich girl" and "poor chick boy" who fall in love in the upcoming film Wild Little Love. A trailer for the film premiered on November 13. In the movie, Andrea Brillantes plays Sam, a privileged cheerleader whose parents transfer her ........»»

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Retorika ng ‘bandalismo’

Binabatikos ang patagong pagpipinta pero tahimik sa mga mensaheng nananawagan ng pagbabago. Pinagpipilitang bandalismo ang tamang salita kahit na mayroong higit na mas akma. Graffiti. Hindi hamak na mas patas ang kahulugan nito: “pictures or words painted or drawn on a wall, building, etc.” at “unusually unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface.” (Merriam-Webster app) Ito ang magpapaliwanag kung bakit Graffiesta ang tawag sa aktibidad ng Panday Sining. Para sa mga tagapagtaguod ng “disenteng pamumuhay,” madaling singilin ang Panday Sining sa hindi nito paghingi ng permiso sa lokal na pamahalaan. Kung normal ang kalakaran ng lipunan, may punto sila. Pero sa panahon ng panlipunang krisis na basta-basta na lang kinikitil ang buhay, at basta-basta na lang ibinebenta ng mismong Pangulo ang soberanya ng bansa, ano pa ang puwedeng gawin ng Panday Sining? Inaasahan ba itong tumalima sa burukrasya sa sitwasyong ang mismong burukrasya ang problema? “Simpleng permit lang, hindi pa magawa!” Puwedeng ito ang sagot ng iba. Simple rin naman ang sagot dito: May permit o wala, hindi dapat na pinipigilan ng mga tunay na makataong opisyal ng gobyerno ang pagrerehistro ng dapat ay katanggap-tanggap na mensahe......»»

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Asian equities swing amid HK unrest

Asian markets fluctuated Thursday with investors shifting cautiously following another Wall Street record as Donald Trump hailed progress in the China trade talks, while eyes are also on Hong Kong after another night of violent protests. Trading floors were edgy as a volatile week continued, with very few details from Washington and Beijing on negotiations […] The post Asian equities swing amid HK unrest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Ja Morant lifts Grizzlies past Hornets with late layup

By Steve Reed, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant scored on a driving left-handed layup with 0.7 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies 119-117 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). A HOMECOMING 12 WILL NEVER FORGET @JaMorant | #GrzNxtGen — Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) November 14, 2019 In his first NBA game in the Carolinas, Morant had his first double-double with 23 points and 11 assists to help the Grizzlies win consecutive games for the first time this season. The South Carolina native was 10 of 15 from the field and excelled all night at getting to the rim and finding the open man. Jonas Valanciunas was one of the beneficiaries of Morant’s passes, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Marko Guduric had 17 points off the bench. The Hornets battled back from 10 down in the fourth quarter to tie it on a 3-pointer by Devonte Graham from the top of the key with 22.7 seconds left. But after a timeout, Morant got a screen near the top of the key and drove left against Cody Martin and somehow got the layup to fall over 7-foot center Cody Zeller in traffic. Terry Rozier tied a career-high with 33 points on seven 3-points for the Hornets, who have lost four straight. Graham, who entered the game leading the team in points and assists, had 19 points in his first start of the season. The Hornets led by 12 in the third quarter before the Grizzlies went on a 22-5 run led by Morant and Dillon Brooks, who finished with 15 points. TIP-INS Grizzlies: Grayson Allen, who starred at Duke a couple of hours away, did not play because of left ankle soreness. Hornets: Were outrebounded 45-35. ... Dwayne Bacon sat out with knee soreness. ... The Hornets have trailed by double digits in every game this season. UP NEXT Grizzlies: Host Utah on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Hornets: Host Detroit on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

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Daily Diaries: The Stages of Watching Your Ex Fall for Someone Else

Sometimes, love is destined to leave. And that love will soon find somebody else......»»

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Leading German university launches Filipino language course

The Embassy of the Philippines in Berlin, Germany recently announced that one of the leading German universities, Humboldt University, would be offering a Filipino language course for the first time......»»

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FDI net inflows fall for 6th month in Aug.

FDI net inflows fall for 6th month in Aug......»»

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Arjo araw-araw nai-in love kay Maine: Very loving and caring…

ARAW-ARAW ay nai-in love ang award-winning actor na si Arjo Atayde kay Maine Mendoza. Ayon sa binata, hindi lang mabait at down to earth ang Phenemonal Star, “very loving and caring” pa raw ito kaya habang tumatagal ay mas tumitibay pa ang kanilang relasyon. “I fall in love with her every day, that’s it,” ang […] The post Arjo araw-araw nai-in love kay Maine: Very loving and caring… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2019Related News

Sparkling wine, giant party as Germany marks Wall fall

BERLIN, Germany – Just as every year since November 9, 1989, Kaethe Struebing was waiting for her family at a former East Berlin checkpoint to pop open a bottle in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall . "I'm waiting for my daughter-in-law, who's from the Netherlands. We'd never have met her if ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2019Related News

Messi hat trick helps Barcelona halt winless sequence

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — After a rare bad foul that led to a yellow card and a Celta Vigo goal, Lionel Messi made up for his error with two perfectly struck free kicks to claim a hat trick and lead Barcelona to another victory. It was the 34th Spanish league treble for Messi, tying former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo for the most in the competition. Messi's hat trick gave Barcelona a 4-1 win over Celta on Saturday, ending the team's two-game winless sequence and leaving it joint top with Real Madrid, which routed Eibar 4-0 with two goals by Karim Benzema. Sergio Busquets also scored for Barcelona, which was coming off a league loss at Levante and a home draw against Slavia Prague in the Champions League. "We needed this victory," coach Ernesto Valverde said. "A team like Barcelona has to rebound quickly after a setback." Barcelona and Madrid have 25 points, two more than Real Sociedad. The Spanish powerhouses have a game in hand because their "clásico" match was postponed until December due to last month's separatist rally in the Catalan capital. Messi put Barcelona ahead with a penalty in the first half, but his foul near halftime prompted a yellow card, and Celta's equalizer from a free kick by Lucas Olaza. Messi made up for his blunder with two excellent free kicks, one in first-half stoppage time and the other a few minutes after the break. Both times he sent a curling shot over the wall and into the top corner. "With Leo, anything is possible," Valverde said. "He is an expert with free kicks. Our opponents are always wary of fouling near the area." Messi has netted nine goals in his last seven matches in all competitions. He has eight league goals this season, one less than leading scorer Benzema. "You can't control Messi," Celta coach Óscar García said. "Without him, things would have been different." MADRID'S GOOD START Madrid scored three goals in the first 30 minutes to sweep Eibar aside. Madrid was up 2-0 by the 20th minute after goals by Benzema and Sergio Ramos. Benzema added another in the 29th and Federico Valverde netted in the 61st. The victory came three days after Madrid took a three-goal lead by the 14th minute of a 6-0 rout of Galatasaray in the group stage of the Champions League. Benzema's second goal and the strike by Ramos came from penalties after fouls on Eden Hazard and Lucas Vázquez. It was only the third away win by Madrid in 11 league matches since coach Zinedine Zidane returned to the club late last season. The team has kept a clean sheet in five straight matches in all competitions, since a 1-0 loss at Mallorca in the league. Eibar, which was coming off two straight wins, dropped to 15th place, staying six points clear of the relegation zone. VALENCIA WINS LATE Valencia bagged two late goals to beat Granada 2-0 and move closer to the top. Daniel Wass scored from close range in the 74th and Ferrán Torres struck in stoppage time to give Valencia its third straight victory. Valencia has the same 20-point haul as Granada, which got off to a great start in its return to the first division but has lost three consecutive matches. Valencia was coming off wins over Lille in the Champions League and Espanyol in the league. RED-HOT PÉREZ Lucas Pérez scored his seventh goal in as many matches as Alavés defeated Valladolid 3-0 to move further away from the relegation zone. Pérez converted a 75th-minute penalty for Alavés, which jumped to 14th with 15 points. The former West Ham striker has scored in each of his last seven matches, surpassing his overall goal tally for last season. Joselu and Tomás Pina had scored the first two goals for the hosts in the opening half. Valladolid, which is 13th, had lost only one of its last seven league matches......»»

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For lack of temporary learning shelters, no classes yet in 31 Kidapawan public schools

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 November) — Classes are still suspended in at least 31 public schools here after city engineers and the building official found cracks on their beams, columns, and wall following a series of earthquakes last month, including four above Magnitude 6. Seventeen of the 31 are elementary schools, and 14 are secondary […].....»»

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On Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend freedom

BERLIN, Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, November 9, urged Europe to defend democracy and freedom as Germany marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, warning that such gains must not be taken for granted. At a solemn ceremony in a church standing on the former "death ........»»

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Angelica Panganiban apologizes for ‘disrespectful Holocaust Memorial OOTD post

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angelica Panganiban apologized via Twitter on Friday, November 8, over an OOTD photo she took the day before in the middle of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.  "While there is no malice and intention to malign and disrespect the ........»»

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Pompeo warns against China, Russia on eve of Berlin Wall anniversary

BERLIN, Germany – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning against China and Russia on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, urging Western allies to defend hard-won freedoms. "Western, free nations have a responsibility to deter threats to our ........»»

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