Pacquiao-Horn down under?

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ramirez to NSAs: Justify your bets Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books If Manny Pacquiao can’t forge a fight with Terence Crawford and other big names, he may end up fighting in Australia for the same amount of money.The camp of Jeff Horn has initiated talks with Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, regarding the WBO welterweight champion’s purse.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac towncenter_img “Bob has given us a figure for Pacquiao’s fee to fight Jeff Horn,” Dean Lonergan, Horn’s promoter, told couriermail.com.au yesterday.“While it’s a substantial amount of money we believe that with the right sponsorships we can make Pacquiao-Horn happen in Brisbane and I believe Jeff can beat Pacquiao,” added Lonergan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnPacquiao, according to his adviser Mike Koncz, wants a $20-million guarantee from Arum to battle Crawford, the WBO light welterweight champion, in late April.Horn (16-0-1, 11 knockouts) is the No. 2 contender to Pacquiao’s crown. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Tenorio stars as Ginebra upends no. 2 Alaska for semis berth

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown LA Tenorio leads Ginebra. PBA IMAGESGinebra charged in the second half and pulled off a 108-97 victory over Alaska to advance to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.LA Tenorio took the responsibility of taking the life out of the Aces, unleashing 31 points, three assists, and two rebounds, including the dagger floater to put his side up, 102-91, with 1:32 to play and seal the deal.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytecenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Blazer at Heart: De Guzman ‘still with Benilde’ after graduation MOST READ The Gin Kings used an 8-0 blast to turn a 63-all deadlock in the third frame to a 71-63 advantage, which they extended to as high as 14, 89-75, on a Japeth Aguilar putback at the 7:17 mark of the fourth period.Calvin Abueva topped Alaska with 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Vic Manuel got 23 markers and five boards in the defeat.The Scores:GINEBRA 108 – Tenorio 31, Mariano 20, Ferrer 15, Thompson 10, Mercado 9, Ellis 9, Marcelo 7, Cruz 5, Aguilar 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0.ALASKA 97 – Abueva 29, Manuel 23, Casio 10, Racal 8, Pascual 6, Galliguez 6, Exciminiano 5, Thoss 4, Cruz 3, Dela Cruz 3, Hontiveros 0, Jazul 0, Magat 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 21-25, 51-53, 82-71, 108-97. But it wasn’t just Tenorio who did the work, as Ginebra also leaned on its young guns to stun the second-seed Aces and overcome a twice-to-win disadvantage.Aljon Mariano nabbed a career-high 20 markers and eight boards, Kevin Ferrer had 15 points and five rebounds, and Scottie Thompson got 10 markers, nine rebounds, three steals, and two assists to carry the Gin Kings to the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We picked the right time to play our best game of the conference,” said coach Tim Cone. “Our guys played really hard. It almost takes a special kind of group to pull of this kind of thing, and these guys are proving that they are special.”Ginebra will face Star in the best-of-7 semifinals to begin on Thursday. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

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Gaiser uncertain of volleyball career, sure of educational future

first_imgUP’s Pia Gaiser. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPia Gaiser’s UAAP career is over, and for the diminutive libero it seems her volleyball life is ultimately at an end.Gaiser suffered an ACL tear in her left knee late in the second round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament and with a recovery period reaching at most nine months, UP’s angelic defensive ace is afraid she won’t be playing volleyball anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Basas ready for big stage of UAAP Final Four Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ From two-win seasons, to entering the Final Four in Season 78, to having a career cut short, Gaiser experienced it all.Those heartbreaks, however, are all but memories to Gaiser who relished every moment if her UAAP career.READ: UP libero Gaiser leaves game vs NU after tweaking left knee“I feel blessed that I was able to experience this phase where we finished with two wins to seven wins, that means a lot to me,” said Gaiser who saw UP end its Season 79 campaign end with a 7-7 record.And even though Gaiser would potentially say goodbye to volleyball, she will say hello to another adventure.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know if I will stay volleyball because when I recover, I don’t know what (Shakey’s V-League) conference it will be and if there’s a team that will take me,” said Gaiser Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre after UP lost to Far Eastern University 25-16, 25-16, 27-25.READ: Lady Tamaraws eliminate Lady MaroonsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s about six to eight, nine months and that’s a lot of time for me to think.”Gaiser represented UP for five years, and she’s experienced every possible heart break in that half-decade when was playing for the State University. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Gaiser said she plans to enter the Medicine field and practice orthopedic surgery.“What I’m sure is that I’m going to pursue Medicine,” said Gaiser.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Connections, Tuff Gong in Porus U-15 final Central One take George’s Valley Corner League The Manchester Football Awards ceremony for the 2016-17 season will be hosted at the Golf View Hotel on Tuesday, September 5. Start time is 6:30 p.m. Jamaica Football Federation presidential candidate Michael Ricketts is scheduled to make a special presentation. Porus, who won the Manchester Major League; Ricam, who topped the knockout, as well as the Under-17 competition; Los Perfectos, who copped the Division One title; May Day, who triumphed in the Under-15; Stars Academy, winners of the Under-13; and Holmwood Strikers, who secured the Under-20 women’s league, will all be fÍted and given customary cash awards. Henriques upstages rivals in Flaming Hot August shoot fest Old Harbour, Junction/Bull Savannah in National T20 final Defending champions Connection will meet Tuff Gong in the final of the 2017 Western Union-sponsored Porus Under-15 Football League at the Porus Community Centre. The final game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., but there will be a third-place play-off featuring Sporting Academy and Galaxy. The official presentation will follow the final. In the semi-finals played on Thursday, Tuff Gong prevailed over Sporting, 4-3, on penalties after they were 3-3 at the end of regulation time. The champions had no such worry, edging Galaxy 2-1. Interestingly, both finalists were runners-up in their respective preliminary-round groups. If there were any doubts that Orville Henriques was the best among those who compete week in, week out on the shooting circuit locally, those were dispelled with the manner of his triumph in the Flaming Hot August shoot fest held at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club range in Lincoln. Henriques outclassed a crack field of the best local exponents currently to gain the top spot by 50 points on a gruelling eight-stage format. Henriques beat into second place Greg Henry (90 per cent), Thomas Jones (88 per cent), Lyle Swaby (79) and Paul Dixon (75) in the battle for the top places. He has generally dominated matches here on home turf, but he did not have his own way – at least on the first three stages. In fact, it was Henry and Jones who hogged the spotlight for the first three stages, copping first and second, respectively. Henriques stayed in the hunt ,maintaining third place, before he pounced on Stage Four ahead of a surprise Gary Foster, with Owen Campbell pushing Jones down to fourth. Henriques then got into winning stride, taking the next four stages with Lyle Swaby and Alwin Amore chipping in to keep the previous early leaders further at bay. Lamar Walker scored to give Portmore United a 1-0 win and the title in the final of the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League at the Passsagefort field last Sunday. Portmore’s road to the final wasn’t easy as they had to stave off a big challenge from Independence City in the semi-final, where they won 4-1 on penalties after they were locked 2-2 with their opponents after regulation and extra time. Racing reached a rare final after they upset former champs Edgewater 1-0 in the other semi-final. Morgan’s Pass top Clarendon Division Onecenter_img Morgan’s Pass easily won the 2017 Clarendon Division One title after brushing aside Longsville Park in the final game last weekend. Deshawn Campbell was the hero, setting up the win with two first-half goals scored in the 20th and 26th minutes of play. Shannon Hoggart then sealed the win with an easy run-on goal in the 87th minute after Longsville Park committed every player into attack. Despite the loss, Longsville will join the Division One champions in the Major League next year as per qualification rules. The 2017 final of the George’s Valley Corner League turned out to be a one-sided affair as Central One embarrassed Samacan Youths, 6-0, at the deCarteret College ground. Kemar Green, who was later accorded the top goalscorer award, knocked in an amazing five of the six goals. He finished with 21 goals in the competition. For their triumph, Central United pocketed $60,000 and the champions trophy, courtesy of ACK Party Supplies. Samacan collected $40,000 and a trophy. Third- and fourth-place finishers were also attractively rewarded, with Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell providing sponsorship of $30,000, and Councillor Mario Mitchell making a contribution of $20,000 and a trophy. Green, who was both the top scorer and the MVP of the finals, collected $5,000 for each of the awards. His teammate Jomel Sterling also pocketed the same amount for being adjudged top goalkeeper. Pro Hardware and Generation United, who had title ambitions in the preliminary round, were sent crashing in the quarter-finals of the Top Notch Blocks Summer Football League in Knockpatrick, Mandeville. Pro Hardware, who won five straight games in the preliminaries, lost their first game, going down 4-2 to Madrid, who have now made it to the semi-finals. Generation United, whose foreign import, Philemon Haughton, scored a hat-trick in their final preliminary game, went down without a fight, losing 2-0 to Providence. The semi-finals will be on tomorrow at the Sunset playfield. At 2 p.m., United All Stars take on Madrid, while at 4 p.m., it will be Belair Boys against Providence. Lamar Walker hands Portmore title Favourites tumble in Top Notch Summer League Manchester Awards for September 5 Two-time champions Old Harbour of St Catherine and defending champions St Elizabeth’s Junction/Bull Savannah will meet in tomorrow’s grand final of the SDC National Community T20 Cricket competition at the Noranda Bauxite in Discovery Bay, St Ann. Match time is 2 p.m. Greater Portmore and Heartease of St Thomas will play-off for third place at 10 a.m. In semi-final action, Old Harbour lifted by Ronville Brown (72), made 193-3 and defeated arch-rivals Greater Portmore by 30 runs while Junction/Bull Savannah whipped Heartease by seven wickets. Heartease were restricted to 117 for eight from 20 overs before Junction raced to 120-3 with some five overs to spare.last_img read more

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Easy for Azan’s Peking Cruz

first_img NO MATCH PEKING CRUZ took on SIR BUDGET in a speed blitz and left his older rival standing at the top of the lane to easily win yesterday’s five-and-a-half furlongs overnight allowance sprint. Partnered by Panamanian Dick Cardenas, three-year-old PEKING CRUZ hooked up with six-year-old SIR BUDGET as the pair left the starting gate in a frenzy, setting splits of 22.4 for the first two furlongs. The battling speedsters raced clear of the field and turned for home with the Richard Azan-trained PEKING CRUZ looking more relaxed coming off the turn before accelerating in the stretch run to clock a quick 1:05.4 for the distance. SIR BUDGET was no match for PEKING CRUZ and weakened close home, relegated to fourth by POLLY B and GARY GLITTER, second and third, respectively. Trainer Ryan Darby and non-claiming apprentice Javaniel Patterson combined for a two-timer on the 10-race card – CAMOUFLAGE at 2-1 in the third and 13-1 upsetter, REASSURANCE in the fifth. Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.last_img read more

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This one’s for mom – Bennett dedicates Walker Cup win to principal and mother

first_imgHydel’s coach Corey Bennett dedicated the school’s first ISSA schoolboy football title to his mother and principal of the 25 year-old institution, Hyacinth Bennett. After a 2-0 victory over Excelsior in the Walker Cup final at Stadium East on Wednesday, the coach recognised the principal for her strong support and commitment to the team and players, and devoted their success to her. “It’s our 25th (year) anniversary so what a way (for the school) to celebrate. Mrs Bennett is at every match, all when we are playing practise matches and scrimmage. So we do this one for her, we really want to dedicate this one to her and the entire school community,” he said after the game. Meanwhile, the school principal said she envisioned the victory, as they had faith in attaining the victory, after the experience of being in a Manning Cup final in 2012. “I support sports (at Hydel) in general. But I want to give all glory and honour to Hydel’s master coach, the lord God almighty. Secondly to my son, Corey Bennett, the head coach and of course to Mr (Leebert) Haliman, the technical director and to Mr (Karumie) Huie, his assistant and of course a heartiest congratulation to the boys who gave it their best shot today (Wednesday),” she commented. “Remember in 2012 we went to the Manning Cup final, so it is not a new experience going to a final. But I believed we were going to come out on top, faith move mountains. This morning (Wednesday) at devotion we spoke about it (game) and prayed for them and we anticipated this (victory),” she added. Meanwhile, Corey Bennett, a former Manning Cup player himself with Wolmer’s Boys, hopes this first schoolboy football title will give the school a boost and be a catalyst for more success.  “We just hope this one can be a catalyst going forward. We are going through some tough times at the school and we are hoping this one can help the school uplift.  We hope more boys in the school will believe that once you have structure and discipline you can achieve goals. We only had five on the bench because of (in)discipline, so we are hopeful that can help others and help turn things around for the school,” he said.last_img read more

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Giving ‘Full’ backing! – Former national striker urges more support for Girlz

first_imgFormer national striker Ricardo Fuller says that corporate Jamaica and the Government should give all possible financial support to the senior national women’s team for them to have the best possible chance of doing well in the World Cup in France next year. The ex-Stoke City star is impressed by what he sees as growth in the women’s game in Jamaica and said that it was no surprise that the Reggae Girlz qualified. “I watched one game (live). I went to the stadium, and to be honest, I wasn’t thinking much of it, but when I got there, I loved it. I haven’t watched much women’s football, but I never expected it to be so exciting. There was even the full blowing of horns like it was the men playing. I was shocked even though I knew that at this level, it should be like this. But having not seen it before and to go and actually watch it, trust me, it wasn’t much different from the men, and now I know why they qualified,” he surmised. “They ended up qualifying for the final round, and now, they have qualified (for the World Cup), but I read the papers recently and heard them complaining about finances again. But we should just get behind the Girlz like they got behind the Boyz in ’98 when all these companies sponsored players. MAKE PLAYERS COMFORTABLE “We had a programme where individual players were sponsored by different companies, so we need to put back these things in place. It is important. For players to perform at their best, they have to be comfortable. They have nothing to worry about except concentrating solely on football. “So the best chance for them to do well in France is to support them financially, physically, psychologically, in every way, and we will have a better chance of doing well with the females in France,” he reasoned. Sports Minister Olivia Grange recently announced plans to give the team a belated celebration parade. But Fuller believes it is too late to capture the euphoria of that qualification moment. He thinks they should use the parade as a send-off to France for the Girlz, and this, he says, would boost confidence and morale going into the finals. “They should have done it shortly after the qualification, but it could be a blessing in disguise,” he said. “So they must do it just before they fly off. Show them the love. Give them the energy going into the start of the tournament. You never did it that time, so you have to do it smartly now. Do it just before they leave for the tournament to improve their confidence, and show them that we are behind them. I think that’s the way to do it. That will help them uplift their morale, and that is very important,” he said.last_img read more

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Sevilla, Villarreal, Genk advance in Europa

first_img Eight teams knocked out of the Champions League – Benfica, Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Inter Milan, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Valencia and Viktoria Plzen – also qualified for the round of 32 by finishing in third in their groups. The draw for the round of 32 will be held on Monday, an hour after the Champions League draw is held. Chelsea failed to keep a perfect record, but Willian and Olivier Giroud salvaged a 2-2 draw against Vidi by scoring from free kicks. ELIMINATED TEAMS Sevilla, Villarreal and Genk qualified for the knockout rounds of the Europa League yesterday, the final night of group-stage matches. Rapid Vienna, Malmo, Krasnodar, Rennes and BATE also advanced. Sevilla advanced from Group J after a 3-0 win over Krasnodar, which also advanced. Villarreal defeated Spartak Moscow 2-0 to progress from Group G with Rapid, which scored in the 84th minute to win 1-0 and knock out Rangers. Genk cruised to the next phase with a 4-0 rout of Sarpsborg in Group I, and Malmo also made it with a 1-0 away victory over Besiktas. Rennes’ new coach, Julien Stephan, celebrated a 2-0 victory in Group K and a spot in the next round by knocking out Astana. Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kiev, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Lazio, Real Betis, Salzburg, Sporting, Zenit and Zurich already booked their places in the round of 32 earlier in the competition.last_img read more

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“Moulin Rouge” @ 704 on Old Year’s Night

first_imgAs the world prepares to usher in the New Year, Guyanese partyholics are expected to have a blast either at home or at their favourite entertainment spot. However, the best place to be is definitely 704 Lounge for “Moulin Rogue”, the ultimate Old Year’s party.Shirtless bow tie bartenders, aerial dancers, seductive servers and most of all, Trinidad’s most versatile deejay, Marcus Williams, will be there to make sure that the New Year is well received.Apart from all the excitement, Gregory from Karma Band will be in the house to add that special touch to the evening’s proceedings. In addition, there will be Krystal Kayne and P Star Perry, Doctor Dominic and others to add that saucy touch that will defiantly send the crowd wild. Patrons will also receive free sprinkles and goodies upon entry.VIP tickets for “Moulin Rouge” cost $15,000 while regular tickets will cost $5000 and are available at 704; Gismoz/Glamour; That Look Boutique and Pulse Online Shopping, South Road, Georgetown. The event is promoted by Pulse Entertainment and 704 Lounge.last_img read more

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“Behold!” – A spectacular display of dance, songs, drama and poetry for NCC

first_imgWorship In Spirit and in Truth (WIST) Ministries International Inc ushers in the season with “Behold!”; its fifth annual Christmas production scheduled for Saturday evening at the National Cultural Centre at 19:00h.This year’s theme – “Behold” – emphasises Christ, the gift of salvation, healing, deliverance and a symbol of hope for all mankind. Come and witness a spectacular display of dance, song, drama and poetry. It’s the perfect Christmas event for the entire family.In 2013, the board of WIST decided to host their first Christmas production. Ms Sandia Ramnarine, the founder of WIST, said: “Churches often shy away from the Christmas themed concerts.” So, to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, the team gathered 13 skilled dancers and the magnificent tradition was brought to life and has now grown to performances by more than 50 students.For the past 16 years, WIST has been contributing positively towards the lives of young people across Guyana through the performing arts, with dance being a specific focus.Latisha Davidson, a member of WIST since 2015, said it has been a “life changing experience,” and she has no regrets, adding “WIST has opened me up, helped me find myself, WIST has given me a family I never knew I needed.” WIST’s impact is evidential since the company was recognised this year by the Ministry of the Presidency and is the proud recipient of this year’s National Youth Award.Every year, WIST hosts charitable events in aid of various care homes and individuals in need. At Christmas, the proceeds from the production are donated to a selected home. In the past, WIST has given to the Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre, Carib Kids International and Hararuni Girls Home.This year, WIST will be giving to the Cheshire Home for Spastic Children (a home for disabled and autistic children) located at Unity, Lancaster Village, East Coast Demerara.With every purchase of a $1000 or $1500 ticket, patrons will not only be enriched on Saturday evening but will also be impacting the lives of those at Cheshire Homes.Tickets are available at WIST Ministries International; the National Cultural Centre; Roxie’s Fashion; Fon Roje; and Pinnacle Business Services, located in the Giftland Mall.last_img read more

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