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Azkals in must-win game against Guam

The Philippine Azkals kissed their bid for 2022 FIFA World Cup goodbye following a heartbreaking 0-2 setback to China early Tuesday in the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup qualifying tournament at the Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

FIFA chief Infantino positive for Covid-19

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has contracted coronavirus, the world’s governing body announced on Tuesday. The 50-year-old has mild symptoms and will remain in isolation for a further 10 days. “All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take […] The post FIFA chief Infantino positive for Covid-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

5 players withdraw, 1 tests positive, nerves frayed on virus

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson were among five players who withdrew from the Travelers Championship, four of them out of a chain-reaction abundance of caution over the coronavirus that put the PGA Tour on notice. “The snowball is getting a little bit bigger,” Graeme McDowell told The Associated Press after withdrawing Wednesday because his longtime caddie, Ken Comboy, tested positive for the virus. The tour released results that showed three positive tests at the TPC River Highlands in Connecticut — Cameron Champ and the caddies for Koepka and McDowell. There were no positive tests on the Korn Ferry Tour event in Utah. As it enters the third week in its return from the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months, the tour has administered 2,757 tests at PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events in five states, with seven positive results. On the PGA Tour alone, there have been 1,382 tests and four positive results. “It's a low number on a percentage basis, but every number hurts,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “I think we all need to remind ourselves that we're all learning to live with this virus. "It's pretty clear that this virus isn't going anywhere.” Nick Watney was the first player to test positive last week at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, which was teeming with people on summer vacation. Champ tested positive on Tuesday at the Travelers and immediately withdrew. Four more players withdrew even with negative test results. Koepka said his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive and then took another test that came back negative. No matter. He chose to withdraw, and was especially gutted that his younger brother, Chase Koepka, withdrew after earning a rare chance to play through a Monday qualifier. When his brother made it, Koepka arranged a house for him to stay in starting Tuesday, so he had his brother stay with him in the meantime. Then, the brothers played a practice round with McDowell and British Open champion Shane Lowry. Both Koepkas said they felt they should withdraw because they were in close contact with someone who tested positive. “I feel terrible for Chase,” Koepka said. “This course is made for him, he's playing as good as I've ever seen him. And I put him in that situation. It's one thing if I withdraw. He doesn't get this opportunity very often.” Simpson, who won the RBC Heritage last week with a record score that moved him to No. 5 in the world, withdrew when he learned a family member had tested positive. Monahan said the tour would continue, and that there was no set number of positive tests that would lead to golf shutting down again. “We feel like we're on a path that's going to allow us to continue to sustain our return to golf,” Monahan said. “But rest assured, there won't be many sleepless nights. When you're working in a world of uncertainty, these are the things you worry about.” Monahan sent a memo to players that outlined increased measures in its health and safety protocols. Those include testing players before and after they take charter flights. Swing coaches now face mandatory testing each week and will be considered part of the bubble, and the fitness trailer will be at tournaments to keep players from going to gyms. He also said the tour will no longer pay for players or caddies to be in self-isolation for positive tests if they have not followed the health and safety plan. “All of us have an extraordinary responsibility to follow these protocols,” Monahan said, adding he has been guilty at times as he adjusts to a new way of living. “For any individual that does not, there will be serious repercussions.” He did not say what the punishment would be. The tour does not publicize disciplinary actions or fines. McDowell says his caddie flew on a commercial flight that was packed from Dallas to Orlando, Florida, after he missed the cut at Colonial. That Monday, they went to a memorial service — along with Elliott, who grew up with McDowell in Northern Ireland, and McDowell's trainer — and then they all drove six hours to Hilton Head. “The problem is, people are out here passing tests when they could still have the virus,” McDowell said. “That’s what we’re learning. Ricky passed a test on Monday and he just failed it this morning.” The PGA Tour's return to tournaments started with a perfect record — 487 tests for players arriving at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas; 98 players on the charter flight to South Carolina; 369 tests at Hilton Head Island. All came back negative. But there now has been four positive tests in the last six days, and Monahan said no one should be surprised if there are more next week in Detroit, or the following two weeks in Ohio. “I think this is the reality of what we're all living under,” he said. “We are doing everything we can to make that not be the case. But I don’t think anybody should be surprised. I’m certainly hopeful we won’t. But to be able to say that we’re going to not have any cases ... would be disingenuous because we're all learning as we're going.” McDowell said he would take two weeks off and hoped to return in July for the first of two weeks in Ohio. So much depends on the virus and whether it reaches a level that it's not prudent for golf to continue. “Do we shut down, start up in a month's time, two months' time? You come back and what's changed?” McDowell said. “I think the tour is doing a pretty good job. It's just so difficult to control everybody outside the gates. “We have to get through to the other side of this.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

Gomez in chase of World Pool title

Roberto Gomez kept the Philippine flag flying in the 2021 World Pool Championship, barging into Round-of-16 after back-to-back victories Tuesday night at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New PLDT president vows to increase market share via world-class network

The new president and chief executive of PLDT Inc. on Tuesday vowed to gain more market share by providing world-class network and better customer experience amid the stiff competition......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

World Bank reduces 2021 PH growth forecast to 4.7%

The World Bank said Tuesday it reduced the previous 5.5-percent growth projection for the Philippines this year to 4.7 percent, following the re-imposition of strict community quarantine in the second quarter and the 4.2-percent contraction in the first quarter......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Azkals take bitter loss to China

The Philippine Azkals practically kissed their 2022 FIFA World Cup aspirations goodbye after absorbing a 0-2 loss to China at the resumption of the WC second round qualifiers early yesterday (Manila time) at Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Hennessy is NBA& rsquo;s 1st global spirits partner

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, and the National Basketball Association on Tuesday announced a global expansion of their partnership, making Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

CHR urged to stand up for rights of coal-impacted fishing communities

Fishing communities in Bataan—who are suffering from the presence of coal, oil, gas and cement plants in the province as well as other destructive activities—staged a picket at the CHR headquarters in Quezon City to mark World Oceans Day on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Azkals World Cup hopes fade after 2-0 loss to China

The Philippine Azkals bid to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup received a big blow after absorbing a 2-0 loss against China at the resumption of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Azkals to bank on Fil-Spanish Guirado in world, Asian meets

The Philippine Azkals national football team will count on the experience of Fil-Spanish player Angel Guirado when they plunge into action in the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup and AFC Asian Cup 2023 joint-qualifiers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Oil firm sets price hike, offers & lsquo;gas for vax& lsquo;

Oil companies will likely increase pump prices by as much as P0.70 per liter effective Tuesday to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Djokovic hails & lsquo;bold, brave& rsquo; Osaka

PARIS—World number one Novak Djokovic on Tuesday hailed Naomi Osaka as “brave and bold” for withdrawing from the French Open after revealing her struggles with depression and anxiety......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Sinovac gets WHO okay for use vs. COVID

The World Health Organization on Tuesday approved the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Virus disrupts PH Azkals& rsquo; plans

Reports of COVID-19 infections from the Philippine Azkals national men’s football team, along with the Syrian and Maldives squad, have forced the Chinese Football Association to call off the games of the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup and AFC Asian Cup 2023 joint-qualifier in Suzhou, China......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

PH Azkals get boost from Chooks

CHOOKS-TO-GO will support the Philippine Azkals in the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers set to be held from June 3-15, 2021 at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in China......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Azkals absorb blow as Etheridge, eight others out for World Cup qualifiers

The Philippine Azkals will face a tall task in the coming joint qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup slated in China in June......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

New faces soup up Azkals

The Philippine have assembled a new-look pool featuring 13 new faces ahead of the resumption of the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers in China early next month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Azkals goalie Etheridge gets hitched ahead of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The Birmigham City FC player posted the update on his Instagram on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Suleiman puts Canelo on equal footing with Chávez, de la Hoya and Bakiao

Mauricio Suleiman, President World Boxing Council, Tuesday is equal to the atmosphere surrounding the Mexican Boxer Sayle “Canelo” Alvarez That they caused in quadruple myths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021