Gilas begins buildup with closed-door practice

January 19, 2020

first_imgMOST READ Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTwenty-one days before the start of the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers, Smart Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes is going down to business as he is set to hold his first practice session behind closed doors.The outspoken mentor made the announcement on Friday afternoon as he begins his preparations for the pair of home-and-away games later this month.ADVERTISEMENT “Yes we will practice but behind closed doors. No Gilas player/coach will grant any interview in the meantime. I hope you understand,” he wrote on his Twitter account @coachot.Yes we will practice but behind closed doors. No Gilas player/coach will grant any interview in d meantime. I hope you understand #💪❤️FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog— Chot Reyes (@coachot) November 3, 2017 View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Players who were earlier named in the national team pool are expected to show up, especially those were part of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup squad which finished seventh place in Lebanon.Reyes is expecting a high turnout, especially with all 12 PBA teams giving the players the green light despite the impasse that has divided the Board of Governors in relation to the status of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene WATCH: ’Emotional’ Hayward recalls how his family felt after horrific injury Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight

January 19, 2020

first_imgKobe Paras urges Kai Sotto to go to US to develop basketball game It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson There are other obstacles to the fight, as well, including whether to hold it in England or in the U.S. and on what pay-per-view network. Joshua’s camp has indicated their fighter would have to get more money than Joshua, too, because he has proven his ability to sell huge amounts of tickets in England.There’s also the feeling that both fighters should fight once more — perhaps on the same night — to build up more anticipation for the bout.“They want a warmup fight,” Wilder said. “Joshua’s last performance was OK, but it wasn’t his best. They want to redeem that and they want to make at least one more good payday before fighting me.”Joshua fought last month, stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round of a sloppy fight in Wales. A week later, Wilder destroyed Stiverne in Brooklyn to keep his share of the heavyweight crown.Stiverne, who lost his title to Joshua in their first fight, was criticized for being out of shape and didn’t land a punch. But Wilder showed his brute power in stopping him in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “It was a devastating knockout,” Wilder said. “Being able to put on a spectacular performance like I did put the icing on the cake.”Joshua is massively popular in England — his fight earlier this year with Wladimir Klitschko drew 90,000 to Wembley Stadium — but not as well known in the U.S. Wilder also is trying to grow his fan base outside his home state of Alabama and there have been questions about the quality of his opponents.But both fighters are undefeated with impressive knockout records. When they do meet it could be thebiggest heavyweight fight since the days Mike Tyson was destroying everyone in front of him.“The heavyweight division was once in a dark place but now it is coming into the light,” Wilder said. “It’s exciting and I can’t wait to make it even more exciting.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Deontay Wilder paces the ring before a boxing bout against Bermane Stiverne for the WBC heavyweight title Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in New York. Wilder knocked out Stiverne in the first round. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Deontay Wilder can’t wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring.He’s just not sure when it’s going to happen.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I just want to prove who is the best, that’s all I want to do,” Wilder said Thursday. “I want people to see a great fight and witness the two best heavyweights compete with each other one night in the ring.”Wilder, who is coming off an impressive first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne, said his representatives have been in contact with Joshua’s camp, and the sides are exploring ways to stage the heavyweight unification fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIt could happen sometime next year, Wilder said, if Joshua’s handlers aren’t too protective of the British fighter.“I think they’re hesitant for a reason,” Wilder said in a phone call with The Associated Press. “They’ve got a great thing going. He can fight literally a guy who doesn’t even have a name and can make millions and millions of dollars off him. Why would they risk taking a chance with the most dangerous heavyweight in the division?” View commentslast_img read more

Ricci Rivero denies drug use, ‘lewd’ rumors

January 19, 2020

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle guard Ricci Rivero vehemently denied rumors that he’s used drugs of any kind in connection to his departure from the Green Archers in February along with older brother Prince and Brent Paraiso.In an effort to clear his name, Rivero posted a copy of results of the drug test Ohio-based laboratory Omega Laboratories conducted from late January to early February which stated that he tested negative for traces of methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, opiates, and other related substances.ADVERTISEMENT Rivero insisted in the letter that his leave of absence was about “honoring my commitments and respecting the new team rules.”He also said he was left with “no choice” but to leave the team.The younger Rivero also blasted those who started the rumor that he was accepting money from gay sponsors.“As for the lewd rumor, please do not disrespect the hard work of my parents to provide for me and my siblings. I simply accepting money is an insult—that is foul.” Its been a while, once and for all allow me to open my heart to answer your questions. May God bless us all. Thank You po. pic.twitter.com/2ykpNZzLQA— Ricci Rivero (@RicciRivero06) March 7, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In a lengthy essay Rivero posted on his Twitter account Wednesday, he said he waited for the right time to address the talks about his use of illegal substance and “lewd rumor” of involvement with gay benefactors. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celtics’ Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIEScenter_img BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard PLAY LIST 03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “I am aware of all the rumors and speculations circulating on social media and all those who personally expressed their concern to us from inside and outside the community—buzzes about alleged drug usage and alleged acceptance of money from gay benefactors,” wrote Rivero.“I remained mum about it not until I saw the need to speak up and defend ourselves once and for all.”“I am negative to all types of substance contrary to initial reports that I was tested positive for drugs.”Rivero said he handed his hair follicle samples last January 28 to Hi-Precision Diagnostics Center which were transferred to Omega Laboratories for the testing.It was revealed back on Feb. 2 that Rivero went on an indefinite leave from the Green Archers due violation of certain university policies wherein players are prohibited to enter into sponsorship agreements, according to a statement from the school.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Cardinals edge skidding Maroons; Nationals drop opener

January 18, 2020

first_imgLATEST STORIES Exe Biteng paced Mapua with 19 points.“We have less big men and more small players and that’s what we’re trying to do, play fast and run,” said Mapua coach Atoy Co.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle also beat UP in Saturday’s opener, 82-79.Bright Akhuetie led UP with 30 points and 18 rebounds, while Paul Desiderio had 13 points and 10 assists. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On-target Lady Spikers to defend UAAP crown against Lady Tamaraws Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Also on Saturday, Ateneo drubbed the Gilas Pilipinas Cadets, 75-69.Thirdy Ravena scored 16 points, including a dunk off a steal on Kobe Paras that sparked an Ateneo fourth quarter run.The Cadets will next take on the Archers on April 27. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Eric Jabel. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netMapua University nipped University of the Philippines, 79-78, and dealt its victim a second straight loss in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday.Eric Jabel and Justin Serrano teamed up in helping the Cardinals erect a 75-67 lead in the final minute, while also holding off a belated uprising from the Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READlast_img read more

Pringle saves day for Batang Pier

January 18, 2020

first_imgMaverick Ahanmisi almost sealed the game shut in regulation with a layup at the 2.9-second mark of the fourth quarter to make it a three-point lead, 104-101, but Chris Banchero’s Hail Mary three knotted the score at 94 at the buzzer.“I got mad at them. It was already a won game. But then again, we can’t fault the players. We’re okay but we’re not okay because we’re not getting the rebounds,” lamented coach Caloy Garcia.GlobalPort fought back from an eight-point deficit late in the third quarter and staged a 20-6 run that spilled into the fourth period to grab a 77-69 lead with 6:24 remaining.The Bolts, however, fought back and made it a one-point game, 83-82 with 42.3 seconds left and got a big stop when Pringle missed on a drive.However, Anjo Caram was forced out of bounds by Nico Elorde in the ensuing possession, leading to Pringle splitting from the line to extend the lead to two, 84-82 with 14.3 on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT The former Rookie of the Year hit 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including what turned out to be the marginal foul shots in the last 14.3 seconds as the Batang Pier bounced back from a 128-114 loss to TNT KaTropa last week.“We’re struggling, especially Stanley because he’s playing through an injury. Luckily for us, he picked it up in the fourth quarter,” said coach Pido Jarencio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRain or Shine survived a tough Alaska and a wild finish for a 109-103 overtime victory in the other game.Reggie Johnson pumped 32 points and 22 rebounds, while Chris Tiu shot 4-of-7 from threes to collect 18 points, six assists, and three rebounds for the Elasto Painters. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jared Dillinger then air-balled a triple try that doomed Meralco.Malcolm White topscored for the Batang Pier with 27 points that went with 17 boards.“The chemistry is still not there, so I commend my last group for coming through. I’ll take it. A win is a win,” Jarencio said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lady Spikers favored over Lady Tams in UAAP volley Finals Stanley Pringle caught fire in the fourth quarter and towed GlobalPort to its first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations with an 86-85 nipping of Meralco Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Slaughter excited to build on strong return from injury

January 18, 2020

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Man, it feels great running out there with the guys. It was a lot of fun,” he said after logging in close to 25 minutes in Ginebra’s 105-91 win over Blackwater on Friday.Coming back from a severe ankle injury that sidelined him since February, the Cebuano giant admitted that there were times in the game where he still felt tentative.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I felt pretty good on my ankle. But there’s just a little discomfort sometimes. There were a few moments out there I was catching my breath a little too hard,” he said.The game meant everything for Slaughter, who finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists, as he tried to move past the dark times brought by his injury which took a toll on the Gin Kings’ championship aspirations in the past conference. “It came out in the worst timing,” he lamented. “We did everything we could to try and come back for the (Philippine Cup) playoffs. But obviously, it was really bad. It was really frustrating but rather than be down about it, just gotta keep working to come back.”Knowing that he’s still far from being in tip-top shape, Slaughter challenges himself to get better in the games to come, with his eyes firmly set on achieving something he missed out on doing last conference: win a championship.“I got to work in getting in shape. There’s still time to get in shape,” he said. “It feels great to be back and I’m excited to build on this.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award BIÑAN — Greg Slaughter couldn’t stop smiling after playing his first game in three months.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Ferrer pounces on Slaughter’s return Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

Brazil scores late goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

January 18, 2020

first_imgTNT still on track for playoff bonus after tough win over Meralco Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding SERIOUS STATSWith his 56th international goal, Neymar is now one ahead of Romario — which could be a useful omen for Brazil. Romario was the team’s top striker when Brazil won the 1994 World Cup.Neymar is third on Brazil’s all-time scorers’ list, behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Brazil’s Neymar reacts at the end of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica’s smothering defense.Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments In Brazil’s opening 1-1 draw against Switzerland, Neymar had been fouled 10 times, sometimes harshly. But he was also in theatrical mode against Costa Rica, tumbling over dramatically when touched.Referee Bjorn Kuipers twice waved away Neymar’s claims for fouls in the first half. He also ignored a Brazilian claim for a penalty after midfielder Paulinho bounced off defender Oscar Duarte contesting a high ball.Several players, including Neymar and Marcelo, complained to Kuipers at the end of the first half. Once again, he just waved them away.GROUP DYNAMICSThe match between Brazil and Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday could yet determine which teams finish in first and second place in Group E.Costa Rica will play Switzerland on Wednesday in Nizhny Novgorod in its final group match.KEY TO SUCCESSWith Neymar still short of his best level following a foot injury, Brazil once again turned to Coutinho for inspiration.He was at the heart of Brazil’s best moves and kept the tempo going with his crisp passing and darting runs.Although left back Marcelo had an average game in defense, his constant runs down the flanks ultimately paid off when his dangerous cross led to the opening goal.center_img Coutinho was first to get the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Rising superbly to meet a header from Marcelo’s cross, Roberto Firmino nodded the ball down to striker Gabriel Jesus, who then flicked it to a sprinting Coutinho in the penalty area.In the seventh minute of injury time, Douglas Costa whipped in a cross from the right and Neymar deftly tapped it into the net.Both Firmino and Costa had come on as substitutes in the second half.Brazil has four points in Group E and plays Serbia in its final match in Moscow on Wednesday. Costa Rica has zero points and cannot advance.After a drab and scrappy first half at St. Petersburg Stadium, Brazil came out energized and the chances piled up. Jesus put a header onto the crossbar, and Neymar’s hurried shot curled wide.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Unlike Argentina and Lionel Messi, Brazil is still in a good position to advance to the round of 16. Costa Rica has been eliminated.Neymar dropped to his knees after the final whistle, sobbing in his hands as his teammates surrounded him and then lifted him off the ground.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA few minutes earlier, Neymar had flopped backward to initially earn a penalty, but the contact was so exaggerated that the referee reversed the call after using video review. Neymar then angrily punched the ball a short time later as Costa Rica’s players tried to waste time. It earned Brazil’s biggest star a yellow card.Neymar seemed panicked for most of the second half as his shots sailed over the bar or simply missed the mark, and he complained over nearly every call. In danger of ending in a draw, Brazil seemed nervous but composed itself through the seven minutes of injury time. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READlast_img read more

Vargas next in line for former world champion Khan

January 18, 2020

first_imgBritain’s Amir Khan celebrates defeating Canada’s Phil Lo Greco in their Super-Welterweight contest at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, northern England, on April 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFBritain’s former light welterweight world champion Amir Khan will fight Colombian Samuel Vargas on September 8 as he continues his quest to earn a tilt at winning the welterweight world title.The 31-year-old will meet Vargas in Birmingham hoping a convincing display will get him a world title fight before the end of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese court hands US football coach ‘excessive’ 4-year prison sentence Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Vargas, who is based in Toronto, Canada, is ranked 10 in the WBA division.Khan fought for first time in almost two years, and won for the first time since 2015, when he demolished another fighter from Toronto, Canadian Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds in April. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“One of my aims this year was to be as active as possible so I’m very happy to get back in the ring again so soon against Samuel Vargas,” said Khan at the announcement of the bout.“Vargas is a tough and well-schooled fighter who has shared the ring with some top welterweights including Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Vargas ended up with him on the wrong end of a knockout against both Gracia and Spence.“I have to get past Vargas before looking at the biggest challenges going forward. I’m not going to be taking Vargas lightly because I know he will be coming with everything on September 8.”Vargas, whose last fight ended in a draw with Mauro Godoy in February, said he would put up a much better performance against the 2004 Olympic silver medallist than Lo Greco had done.“I have been granted more than enough time to properly prepare for Amir and you will see the best Samuel Vargas to date,” said Vargas.“Mark my words, we might both be from the same city and county but I am nothing like Phil Lo Greco that’s a guarantee -– I’m going to give Amir hell,” added the 29-year-old.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Canizales, Mthalane triumph in Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard

January 18, 2020

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img The 25-year-old Canizales stayed aggressive from the opening bell and used his experience to control the fight. He hiked his record to 21-0-1, 17 KOs.“It was hard for me at the start to figure out his style but I got my rhythm and I was ready for him,” said Canizales, who foiled Bin’s bid to become the fastest boxer to win a world title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Mthalane had some anxious moments late in the fight. He barely survived the last round after getting rocked for the final time by a relentless Waseem.The 35-year-old Mthalane got the nod from the judges, who scored it 114-113 twice and 116-110. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names KUALA LUMPUR — Venezuela’s Carlos Canizales retained his WBA light flyweight title while South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane earned the vacant IBF flyweight belt after outlasting tough opponents in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Matthysse Fight of Champions Sunday at Axiata Arena here.Canizales scored a 12th round stoppage over China’s Lu Bin while Mthalane recovered from a late knockdown to beat Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more

Pacio guns for ONE strawweight title in Naito rematch

January 18, 2020

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