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Focus on Saso, Suzuki, Hara as Stanley Ladies unwraps

Yuka Saso finally gets the chance to slug it out with multi-titled Ai Suzuki in an engaging duel spiced up by newly crowned major winner Erika Hara as the Stanley Ladies Golf fires off today at the Tomei Country Club in Susuno City, Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 9th, 2020Related News

Focus on Saso, Suzuki, Hara as Stanley Ladies unwraps

Yuka Saso finally gets the chance to slug it out with multi-titled Ai Suzuki in an engaging duel......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 8th, 2020Related News

10 hurt in Badian road mishap

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A road accident involving three vehicles in Badian on Sunday, September 27, 2020, left ten persons injured, police from the southwestern Cebu town said. Police Master Sergeant Jonathan Calabroso, the investigator of the case, said that three vehicles involved in the accident that happened at around 3 pm were a Suzuki […] The post 10 hurt in Badian road mishap appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 28th, 2020Related News

Saso fires 68, trails leader by three

Multi-titled Ai Suzuki is back with a bang, so did Player of the Year frontrunner Yuka Saso......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 19th, 2020Related News

Saso cards 68, trails Taiwanese by 3 in Descente Ladies Tokai Classic

Multi-titled Ai Suzuki is back with a bang, so did Player of the Year frontrunner Yuka Saso......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2020Related News

Suzuki all eyes on Saso as Golf5 unwraps

Suzuki drew a 10:30 a.m. start on No. 1 with Earth Mondahmin Cup playoff tormentor Ayaka Watanabe and fellow JLPGA stalwart Lala Anai, just behind Saso’s 10:20 a.m. group of Erika Hara and Matsuda Suzuhide, giving the event’s top two draws the chance to size each other early for a possible title collision on Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2020Related News

Saso-Suzuki JLPGA duel looms

he stakes are a little bit smaller but the rewards remain greater for a record-chasing Yuka Saso, who will be shooting for a third straight LPGA of Japan Tour victory in the Golf5 Ladies professional golf tournament beginning tomorrow at the Mizunami course in Gifu Prefecture in central Honshu, Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 3rd, 2020Related News

Saso-Suzuki JLPGA duel looms

The stakes are a little bit smaller but the rewards remain greater for a record-chasing Yuka Saso, who will be shooting for a third straight LPGA of Japan Tour victory in the Golf5 Ladies professional golf tournament beginning Friday at the Mizunami course in Gifu Prefecture in central Honshu, Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 2nd, 2020Related News

COVID-19 threat forces postponement of Suzuki Cup

The ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup is not pushing through this year......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 31st, 2020Related News

Azkals lose chance to bounce back

The Philippine Azkals will not be able to bounce from their heartbreaking losses in the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 31st, 2020Related News

Indians Bieber strikes out 13 against Twins to tie record

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians’ 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas City. His 27 strikeouts in the two games matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954 during the first two starts of his short career. Facing a Twins team that came in with the second-best run differential in baseball, Bieber allowed three singles in his eight innings. Francisco Lindor supplied all the offense Cleveland needed with a two-run homer in the third inning off Jose Berríos (0-1). After Jose Ramirez singled with two outs, Berrios left an 0-2 pitch up over the plate, and Lindor drove it over the fence in right for his second homer of the season. YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 6 BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning after New York blew an early five-run lead, and the Yankees swept an impromptu two-game series. Luke Voit hit his first career grand slam for the Yankees, who stretched their winning streak against Baltimore to 18 games and notched their 17th consecutive victory at Camden Yards. New York has swept six straight series from the Orioles dating to early last year. Judge’s second homer in two games — a no-doubt shot to left off Cole Sulser (0-1) — came after Pedro Severino put Baltimore in front with a two-run drive in the eighth against Jonathan Loaisiga (1-0). Zack Britton worked the ninth for his second save. After Voit connected in a five-run first inning against John Means, Hanser Alberto hit a two-run drive in the bottom half off J.A. Happ. Rio Ruiz homered for the third time in five games with a man on in the second to cut the deficit to 5-4. RED SOX 4, METS 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Vázquez hit two more homers and Martín Pérez gave Boston’s patchwork rotation a much-needed lift. Pérez (1-1) overcame four walks and some shaky defense behind him, allowing only two hits while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings for his first win with the Red Sox. Vázquez connected twice off Steven Matz (0-1), including a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch in the fourth that put Boston ahead 3-2. Boston loaded the bases with nobody out in the ninth and added an insurance run when Edwin Díaz hit José Peraza with a pitch. Brandon Workman, on the mound for the third straight day after throwing 30 pitches Wednesday, got the last three outs for his second save — both in the last two nights. ROYALS 5, TIGERS 3 DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save since 2017 and Kansas City overcame Miguel Cabrera’s first multihomer game since 2016. Once a standout closer for St. Louis, Rosenthal has struggled with his health and his effectiveness in recent years, finishing 2019 with a 13.50 ERA in 22 appearances with the Nationals and Tigers. When he retired JaCoby Jones on a grounder to end the game, he gave his glove a little celebratory tap. The Royals' offense came through late. Whit Merrifield scored on Salvador Perez’s grounder to break a 2-all tie in the seventh. Bubba Starling added a double the following inning that gave Kansas City two insurance runs it ended up needing. Cabrera hit solo homers in the first and eighth, and Jonathan Schoop added one for Detroit in the fourth. It was Cabrera’s first multihomer game since Sept. 30, 2016 at Atlanta, and he’s gone deep three times in the first seven games this year after hitting only 12 home runs in 2019. Greg Holland (1-0) won in relief for the Royals, and Jose Cisnero (1-1) took the loss. BRAVES 2, RAYS 1 ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried retired Tampa Bay’s first 14 batters and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter to lead Atlanta. Dansby Swanson had a run-scoring single in Atlanta’s two-run second inning. Fried (1-0) struck out seven and walked one while allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander improved to 4-0 in four interleague starts. Luke Jackson, and Shane Greene combined for four outs before Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his second save. Ryan Yarbrough (0-1) allowed two runs on only two hits with three walks in 6 1/3 innings. NATIONALS 6, BLUE JAYS 4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael A. Taylor’s second homer of the season helped the “visiting” Nationals knock around struggling Hyun-Jin Ryu and beat home-away-from-home Toronto before both teams head into a coronavirus-caused mini break. Kurt Suzuki delivered a two-run double and Asdrúbal Cabrera added an RBI double off Ryu (0-1), who gave up Taylor’s two-run shot to straightaway center that he celebrated with a socially distanced dugout dance in the fourth. Erick Fedde, making his second start in place of a sidelined Stephen Strasburg, gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings. Ryne Harper (1-0) followed and got five outs for the win. Daniel Hudson pitched the ninth to earn his first save of the year. Nationals rookie third baseman Carter Kieboom reached base four times — two singles, two walks — and scored twice. Teoscar Hernández homered twice, giving him four during this four-game series at Washington, and Cavan Biggio hit a solo shot for Toronto. Neither team will play again until Tuesday, a four-day gap that is normally unheard of in baseball, where clubs can go weeks at a time without any respite......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 31st, 2020Related News

AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 postponed to 2021

30 July 2020 – The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) today announced that the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 will be postponed until 2021 in view of the rapidly deteriorating coronavirus situation, regionally and globally. For AFF, the health and safety of the players, coaches, partners, fans and the public are of the highest priority, and the decision to postpone the tournament to 2021 will safeguard the well-being of everyone involved in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020. The AFF Suzuki Cup Task Force Committee held extensive discussions before reaching this decision. “Since the onset of COVID-19, the AFF has been closely monitoring guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Ministries, government agencies, FIFA and AFC,” said AFF President, Major General Khiev Sameth.  “As you are aware, this pandemic continues to pose enormous health, societal and economic challenges to us all. AFF's top priority continues to be the health and safety of our football family and mitigating the impact of this pandemic. With the risk of the spread of COVID-19 remaining high, the AFF finds itself in a situation where we cannot proceed safely with the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020.” “While these are unprecedented times for the whole world including our football family and communities, we are confident that we will get through it together with the support of all our stakeholders including our fans, Member Associations, players, coaches, official, media and partners and we would like to thank them for standing united with us in the fight against COVID-19,” Major General Sameth said. Adrian Staiti, President APAC at SPORTFIVE, the exclusive commercial partner of the AFF Suzuki Cup, said, “SPORTFIVE supports the decision by the AFF to postpone the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 to ensure the safety and well-being of all players, partners, staff and fans. While we are disappointed that we are unable to hold the tournament this year, we will work closely with the AFF to monitor the situation and look forward to working with our partners to deliver a great tournament for the fans of ASEAN next year.” The AFF Suzuki Cup is the largest and most prestigious football tournament in South East Asia and was set to see the national ‘A’ teams of the region competing for the Championship title, played on a home and away format. Drawing a fan attendance of more than 750,000 for the 2018 edition, the risks and challenges in organising a mass event of this scale would be considerable in the current climate. The AFF will continue to work closely with the various member associations and partners to monitor the situation and will provide further updates on the 2021 tournament dates and other details as soon as available......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 30th, 2020Related News

Fil-foreigners reflect on effect of Azkals 2010 Suzuki Cup campaign

The success of the Philippine men’s football team in the 2010 Suzuki Cup elevated the sport in so many ways in the country and abroad. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2020Related News

Phil and James Younghusband discuss their retirement and future with Philippine football

In a span of just months, Filipino-British football stars Phil and James Younghusband both announced their retirement from the sport, thus ending the Younghusband era in Philippine football.  Phil and James were crucial parts of the Philippine Azkals’ biggest moments, including the Miracle in Hanoi during the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, as well as their recent milestones with the AFC Asian Cup berth.  In November of 2019, Phil, the Philippine Azkals’ leading goalscorer announced that he was calling it a career, and in June of 2020, his older brother James followed suit. As it turns out, that wasn’t the original plan for James, who initially wanted hang his spikes up at the end of the year. Speaking to Cedelf Tupas on the Crossover Podcast, James shared that he actually wanted to play out the whole 2020 Philippines Football League season, but the COVID-19 pandemic axed those plans.  “Originally, my plan was to finish off the year with Ceres with the whole 2020 season but of course, with the pandemic and the situation and football put on hold especially now here with it still on break, I just felt it was time to announce, I’ve decided to end it a bit earlier,” James said.  Ceres-Negros was the final stop on James’ long and decorated professional Philippine club football career, which began in 2011.  While 2019 was indeed an eventful year for James on the pitch, he admits he would have wanted a proper end to his career.  “Winning the double last year, getting the chance to play in AFC in the Champions League and with AFC Cup, it was a nice way to end it, but of course, would have been nice to finish the year.” With the uncertainty of things given the COVID-19 pandemic however, James felt that the time was right to put a bow on what has been a great career.  “Just felt with the momentum of being on break, I had to announce it now, and seeing around, waiting around, wondering when the league would restart but I felt yeah, it was time to announce it and I’m just thankful to everyone for the great messages and the great articles…itreally feels great to see that appreciation.” James admitted that seeing his younger brother retire first did play a part in influencing his decision as well.  “Yeah, I think as well. During this time, you’re sitting at home, a lot of time to think and evaluate yourself and your life, and as well, my brother he’s starting a family, me as well I felt there’s other things in life I want to experience as well and a new chapter to begin.” “It played a part as well, we had a great run as well, great memories as well and I just felt the time was right during this pandemic to announce it,” James added.  As for Phil, he explained that his decision to retire last year came after a series of setbacks coupled with him getting ready to start a family.  “I mean there’s a lot of ups and downs and the downs can really bring you down and it came to a point that I had successive blows with the folding of Davao, with not being able to start in games in the Asian Cup, it was very disappointing and my morale was very low and I was getting married at the time, losing my job when I knew I had to fund a wedding,” Phil admitted.  “I just knew my priorities when my wife, we were starting a family and I just felt very unmotivated with football so those successive blows really took its toll on me and I knew I didn’t wanna feel that again and I want security and start a family, your priority is family you gonna want to support them and make sure they never in a vulnerable position so I decided I want to be in a position where I can support them and give them security,” Phil continued.  Unfortunately, unlike in most other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines is still struggling to keep a local club football league afloat, which can largely be attributed to the clubs themselves struggling to get financial support.  “Playing in Philippine football is not gonna give me that because there’s been numerous times clubs folded and look what’s going on now, it’s really tough,” Phil said. “I was in the same position of a lot of players are going through now in Philippine football where clubs are going to find financial support and it’s very difficult. I empathize with anyone in that position.”  While the Younghusband era in Philippine football may be over in terms of them being players, there remains a large possibility that the two remain involved in a different capacity, whether it be coaching or otherwise. “I think it’s now time where I wanna start pursuing a possibility in coaching and learning more about coaching,” he shared. “I would actually like to travel as well to different countries and learn about different cultures about football also, and different philosophies,” said James.  “I wanna travel to different countries and learn different ways of styles of football, coaching football. My goal was always to help develop Philippine football and to go abroad, learn, and come and share that to the Philippines,” he continued.  “James and I have always said a lot of our knowledge and experience were gained at Chelsea Football Club. We were able to watch the best players in the world every day, the best facilities, being under the best coaches in the world and most of our knowledge and experience has come from that but we feel if we want to grow in the sport and we want to help develop football even more in the Philippines, we need to go abroad and gain more knowledge, more experience and be able to bring it back again to the Philippines,” Phil added.  “I think we still have a lot to offer Philippine football, whether that’s next year or the year after. We don’t know but we still have something to offer,” he continued......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2020Related News

Warrix is AFF Suzuki Cup & lsquo;20 official match ball, kit supplier

Singapore—Sportifive announced on Wednesday that Warrix, one of Asia’s leading sports apparel brands, has been appointed the official football supplier of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Can you name this Azkal who was part of the 2010 Suzuki Cup squad?

Most Filipino football fans can name those the lineup of the Philippine men’s football national team that had success in the 2010 Suzuki Cup. There is one Fil-foreigner on that squad who was not a part of the starting XI and who never got to see action......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2020Related News

Rob Gier credits Ian Araneta, timely stops in Azkals historic Suzuki Cup bid

Former Philippine football team defender Rob Gier has had a lot of time to do some reflecting and thinking during this pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2020Related News

Bayan Ko , Eye of the Tiger led songs that set the mood for Azkals in historic Suzuki Cup run

At the start of the trip, he played Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.” That was followed by Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” that was the theme song of the film Rocky III......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2020Related News

Ex-Azkals coach McMenemy reflects on 10th anniversary of historic Suzuki Cup run

On the countdown to the 10th anniversary of the historic 2010 Suzuki Cup campaign of the Philippine Azkals, former head coach Simon McMenemy, waxed eloquent and emotional......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2020Related News

Food, meal time & coffee to stay warm with Azkals

Philstar.com will be publishing a series of articles on the build-up to the 10th Anniversary of the historic 2010 Suzuki Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2020Related News