Month: November 2019

PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doliguez (7-4) pulled off a huge upset as his left straight landed right in the jaw of Yago Bryan (3-3), to win his match at the 2:58 mark of the third round.The 35-year-old’s will never wavered even if Bryan, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, took control majority of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHaving a sense of desperation in the final round, Doliguez banked on his better striking game as his stringent boxing training paid off, knocking his Brazilian foe with the killer punch to force the referee stoppage in the final round and stop his three-match slide.Meanwhile, Gonzales (2-2) submitted Chinese foe Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu (2-3), locking his opponent in a triangle choke at the 1:52 mark of the second round to end his two-match skid. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Bicolano bet fighting out of Hitman MMA did not have to showcase his improved conditioning as his aggression from the get-go helped him buck Liu’s counters to emerge triumphant in his first match in the flyweight division.Hisyam Samsudin (2-2) of Malaysia silenced the raucous crowd as he pounded Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz (0-2) with repeated elbows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the match at the 2:47 of the first round.After the match, the Malaysian bet couldn’t stop the tears as he dedicated the triumph to his father, who passed away on Friday.“I know you want to support me here in Jakarta, but this is for you, dad!,” a jubilant Samsudin said.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matheis (3-3) survived Cambodian Phat Soda (0-1) early and submitted the visitor with a rear-naked choke at the 3:11 mark of the first round to protect his home floor.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Roy Doliguez. Photo from ONEJAKARTA — Filipino bets halted their respective losing streaks, prevailing in the undercard of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.Roy Doliguez and Ramon Gonzales both emerged victorious for the first time in the promotion to raise the Philippine flag high and proud here in Indonesia. ADVERTISEMENT In the preliminary fights, Thai Rithy (6-2) of Cambodia pummeled Liberian Jerome S. Paye (2-4) to take the knockout victory in their catchweight match 19 seconds into the second round.Indonesian bantamweight bet Riski Umar (1-0) blasted compatriot Adi Nugroho (0-2) with a killer knee strike on the midsection to roar in his ONE debut with a first round knockout 2:00 into the match. Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Nextlast_img read more

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Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winless

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “I’m not happy we gave up 23 points in the first, 28 in the third, and we limited them to 13 points in the fourth and maybe that’s how we came out with the win.”Matt Nieto led Ateneo with 22 points while Thirdy Ravena put up 12 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.Marvin Lee and Jordan Sta. Ana had 22 and 21 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Ateneo’s Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate slate in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after brushing off University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles remained on top a 5-0 record while the Growling Tigers reeled to 0-5 in their worst start in more than a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST, which trailed by as much as 22 points, 69-47, tried to fight back in the fourth quarter with Marvin Lee hitting a transition three to cut the margin to one, 81-80, at the 6:25 mark.Ateneo, however, responded with a 13-3 game-closing run that Matt Nieto capped off with a fadeaway jumper to give the Blue Eagles a 94-84 lead with 32.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd as the Blue Eagles lit up in the final five minutes of the game, they also stopped UST from scoring a field goal in the same time stretch.“We’re happy that we won the game, but at the same time we’re not happy with our performance,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “I’m not taking anything away from UST, those guys played well.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Rain or Shine nips TNT, forces do-or-die for semis slot View commentslast_img read more

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Here come the Lions

first_imgThe Lions stormed out of the gates hard as Bolick fired nine of his 21 points and Tankoua scored seven of his 13 points in the opening period, where San Beda raced to a15-point advantage.Although the Stags came within four points in the fourth period thanks to Michael Calisaan and Jayson David, the Lions kept their poise with Mocon’s baskets finishing off San Sebastian, which only shot six free throws, 30 less than the total of San Beda.“I just wanted to win and play against Lyceum again,” said Mocon.Bolick also had a lot of motivation playing against San Sebastian, which has earned a reputation as a tough and physical team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Azkals off to Kathmandu CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The magnitude of the occasion was more than enough to draw out a career game from San Beda star Javee Mocon.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 With his team’s run of finals appearances on the line, Mocon pumped in 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds as the Red Lions turned back the San Sebastian Stags, 76-71, Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena to forge a championship duel with Lyceum in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament.The Lions came out strong even after a 19-day break as Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua also dished out solid games to keep San Beda’s bid alive for a 10th title in 12 seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it was Mocon’s workmanlike performance in the physical and bruising duel with the Stags that stood out in a game where the Lions led by as many as 18 points before holding off San Sebastian’s late surge.“It’s a do-or-die game,” said Mocon, who had 14 points in the second half. “That was enough motivation for me.” LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I am inspired when I play against San Sebastian,” said Bolick. “They give everything. They don’t give up and that’s the beauty of San Sebastian. That’s how they play, and I love how they play. Who doesn’t get motivated when you play against a team like that? We have to appreciate that kind of team.”For San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, it was all about trusting his team again after the setback to Lyceum.“I gave them my trust, and they gave me this day,” said Fernandez. “Again, 19 days off, it’s really tough. But I give credit to Baste (San Sebastian), I will give full credit to my players. They sacrificed a lot in preparation for this game. We lost against Lyceum and I know people have been doubting us. But the players believe in themselves.”A date with the unbeaten Pirates awaits the Lions in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals this Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.San Beda lost both games against Lyceum in the elimination round including a 105-102 overtime loss on Oct. 19.“We came out with a win today, and yes we’re happy, but we still have a job to do on Friday, which is against Lyceum,” said Fernandez.“I know we were beaten by Lyceum fair and square, we lost those two games but I still trust my players and I know they’ll come up big for Friday’s game.”Despite its championship tradition, the multititled Fernandez admitted his team will be going into the finals as the underdog.“Lyceum is the best teamright now because they beat us twice. So we’re underdogs, but again, we’ll find a way to win. Allow us to enjoy tonight, and let’s see each other on Friday.”Earlier, pint-sized guard Joel Cagulangan shot 29 points in 52 minutes on the floor as La Salle Green Hills outlasted San Beda, 110-108, in triple overtime to set up a championship tiff with Mapua in the juniors division. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

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Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career title

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “What a week it’s been. Absolutely amazing,” Federer said. “The goal was to make the semis and I won the tournament so of course I’m incredibly excited and so, so happy.”The 36-year-old Swiss extended his domination over the player once dubbed “Baby Fed” for the similarities in their playing style, registering his seventh victory in as many meetings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFederer’s third title at the Rotterdam tournament comes a day before he officially returns to the top of the rankings, more than five years after he was last world No. 1.He will become the oldest person to hold the No. 1 position when the rankings are updated on Monday. It’s been more than five years since Federer was last No. 1, and 14 years since he first reached the top spot. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Messi aims to score against Chelsea at 9th attempt Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Federer, who has 20 Grand Slams to his name, said his next target is 100 career titles. He moved a step closer Sunday.Federer said ahead of the final that the more aggressive player would win and Dimitrov started the strongest, winning his first game to love as he slammed powerful forehands and backhands past Federer.But the Swiss great quickly started matching Dimitrov’s groundstrokes and converted his first break point in the fifth game. Federer broke Dimitrov again to go up 5-2 and then served out the set.Federer kept the pressure on Dimitrov in the second set, breaking the Bulgarian in the first game and continuing to dominate on his way to victory in just 55 minutes.Federer won a massive 82 percent of points on his service compared to 55 percent for Dimitrov.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises After his strong start, the Bulgarian appeared to be struggling physically, but said afterward that he simply wasn’t good enough.Tournament director Richard Krajicek said Dimitrov was ill Saturday night and was short on energy on court.“Against Roger in the current situation he is in you can’t play any less than 100 percent,” Dimitrov said. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory over Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the men’s singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at the Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal Friday. On Sunday, he put an exclamation point on a remarkable week by winning the tournament for good measure.Federer overpowered an ailing Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win his 97th career title.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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Game 3 hero SJ Belangel takes inspiration from Mike Nieto

first_img“I just trusted the ball to go in. I just tried to be composed every time,” he said as he finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and an assist for the Blue Eaglets, which came away with the 63-58 decision over the Bullpups for their 19th juniors’ championship.With the weight of the world out of his shoulders and now free to hoist the Season 80 trophy high and proud, Belangel could only thank Nieto for preparing his mind for those game-sealing buckets as he and his teammates join the long list of players who proudly represented and triumphed for Ateneo High in the UAAP wars.“It feels so great,” he said. “Like what kuya Mike said, it’s all worth it.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving SJ Belangel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the buildup to Game 3 of the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball Finals, Mike Nieto reminded SJ Belangel that all the struggles will be worth it.Ateneo was on the heels of blowing its chance for a perfect season after succumbing to National U, 70-67 last Tuesday, and the Blue Eaglets only had three days to refocus in hopes of replicating the success the Nietos did back in Season 77.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Coach Alas calls out Nabong for being ‘disrespectful’ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Kuya Mike told me that once we win, all the memories from the start, the struggles that we had to endure, it will all feel great in the end,” he said.That fateful talk played repeatedly in Belangel’s head when he trooped to the foul line with 9.8 seconds remaining. Ateneo was holding on to a 60-58 lead and the shifty playmaker had a chance to seal the game for good.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Kai (Sotto), Joaqui (Manuel), Jason (Credo), and Dave (Ildefonso) were all telling me to finish the job. They were telling me to shoot both of my free throws so that we can just go down on defense and get this over with,” recounted Belangel.The first foul shot hit the backrim, but eventually found the bottom of the net as the blue side cheered in jubilation to make it a three-point game. That lifted the pressure off of Belangel as he cooly sank his second to put the nail in the coffin, 62-58. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Westbrook spearheads Thunder rally past Suns

first_imgUAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo blanks La Salle, FEU trumps UST Suns: Booker scored 15 consecutive Phoenix points — four at the end of the first half, 11 to start the second. He has scored at least 30 in a career-best four straight games, the first Suns player to do so since Amar’e Stoudemire from Dec. 20-28, 2004. … C Tyson Chandler (neck) missed his fifth straight game.UP NEXTThunder: At the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.Suns: At the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks up after losing the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have been real pests against Oklahoma City the last couple of seasons, beating the Thunder three straight times.Russell Westbrook made sure it didn’t happen again.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook tied it on a driving layup with 1:32 left and made just his second 3 of the night to put the Thunder ahead for good, 119-116. He added two free throws and a breakaway dunk after that in his second-highest scoring game of the season.“We executed well, took good shots and obviously Russell took over,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “He was terrific.”The Suns shot 56 percent and the Thunder 49 percent in an up-and-down first half that ended with Phoenix up 67-60.Booker had 21 points, eight assists and four rebounds in the half. Westbrook countered with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Jackson had 15 points in 10 minutes off the bench.But the Suns wore down in the second half.“The first half our defense was not there. We gave up entirely too many points,” Donovan said. “We started out OK in the third. The second unit came in and did a really nice job closing out the third and the start of the fourth.”Booker scored Phoenix’s first 11 points of the second half, the last nine on 3s, and the Suns led by 13 early in the third quarter. But then Westbrook led a 14-2 run, capped by his two free throws that cut the Phoenix lead to 92-91 with 3:18 to go in the period. Phoenix led 99-97 entering the fourth.The Thunder opened the final quarter with a 10-2 run to lead 107-101 on Raymond Felton’s 3. Booker’s 14-footer at the shot-clock buzzer tied it at 110 with 4:48 remaining.“I think we probably fatigued a little bit,” Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano said. “I don’t know if our guys are used to playing at that level for that long of a period of time, but that’s what we’ll get to.”TIP-INSThunder: It was Westbrook’s highest-scoring game since he had a season-best 46 points against Washington on Jan. 25. … Oklahoma City won at Phoenix for the first time since Feb. 8, 2016. … Carmelo Anthony was the fourth-youngest player to reach 4,000 career points. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Booker scored 39 points, his career high for a home game. At 21 years, 123 days old, he became the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach 4,000 career points. Only LeBron James and Kevin Durant were younger.Booker said he’s grown to admire Westbrook more and more.“You know he’s going to bring it every night and that’s something our team should look at,” Booker said, “look for his passion for the game, how he cares about it and how he brings it every night, all 82 to 100 games, however many they play. He brings that energy. So I think us as a team know that and we try to go out and match that.”Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren scored 19 apiece for the Suns, who broke their 10-game losing streak at Memphis on Wednesday night. Elfrid Payton had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Booker’s baseline 12-footer at the shot-clock buzzer put Phoenix up 115-114 with 2:37 to play and Alex Len hit one of two free throws to make it 116-114 with 1:40 to go.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico The reigning MVP had 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56 seconds to play, and the Thunder scored the final 10 points of the game to escape with a 124-116 victory over the Suns on Friday night.“They always play us tough, especially here,” Westbrook said. “We stayed with it and made big plays down the stretch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPaul George scored 20 points for Oklahoma City. Westbrook also had 14 rebounds and eight assists.“His passion, his energy that he brings every night is unbelievable,” Phoenix guard Devin Booker said. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Simpson, 70, said he never pointed a gun at anyone nor made any threats during the crime that put him in prison, and he forcefully insisted that nearly all the memorabilia he saw in two dealers’ hotel room belonged to him.“In no way, shape or form did I wish them any harm,” he added, saying he later made amends with those in the room.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe said he has spent his time in prison mentoring fellow inmates, often keeping others out of trouble, and believes he has become a better person during his time behind bars. He said he took an alternative-to-violence course in prison.‘I’ve done my time,” he said. “I’ve done it as well and respectfully as I think anybody can.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Then a decade later, he and five accomplices — two with guns — stormed a hotel room and seized photos, plaques and signed balls, some of which never belonged to Simpson, from two sports memorabilia dealers.Simpson was convicted in 2008, and the long prison sentence brought a measure of satisfaction to some of those who thought he got away with murder.One of the dealers robbed, Bruce Fromong, planned to attend the parole hearing, saying he and Simpson had made amends and that he intended to speak in favor of release.A Goldman family spokesman said Goldman’s father and sister, Fred and Kim, would not be part of the hearing and feel apprehensive about “how this will change their lives again should Simpson be released.”The now-retired district attorney who prosecuted Simpson for the heist, David Roger, has denied Simpson’s sentence was “payback” for his murder acquittal. He has also said that if Simpson behaved in prison, he should get parole. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Cruz owns up to starting physical plays, says sorry National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet He added he realizes he made a terrible mistake bringing along two people with guns, adding if he had gone to the room by himself he could have resolved the matter without a problem.Simpson said if released he plans to return to Florida, where he was living before his incarceration.“I could easily stay in Nevada, but I don’t think you guys want me here,” he joked at one point.“No comment, sir,” one of the parole board members said.Inmate No. 1027820 made his plea for freedom in a stark hearing room at the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada as four parole commissioners in Carson City, a two-hour drive away, questioned him via video. The board was expected to make its decision later in the day.An electrifying running back dubbed “The Juice,” Simpson won the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s best college football player in 1968 and went on to become one of the NFL’s all-time greats.The handsome and charismatic athlete was also a “Monday Night Football” commentator, sprinted through airports in Hertz rental-car commercials and built a Hollywood career with roles in the “Naked Gun” comedies and other movies.All of that came crashing down with his arrest in the 1994 slayings and his trial, a gavel-to-gavel live-TV sensation that transfixed viewers with its testimony about the bloody glove that didn’t fit and stirred furious debate over racist police, celebrity justice and cameras in the courtroom.Last year, the case proved to be compelling TV all over again with the ESPN documentary “O.J.: Made in America” and the award-winning FX miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”In 1997, Simpson was found liable in civil court for the two killings and ordered to pay $33.5 million to survivors, including his children and the Goldman family. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments A vote in his favor would enable Simpson to get out as early as Oct. 1. By then, he will have served the minimum of his nine-to-33-year armed-robbery sentence.The Hall of Fame athlete’s chances of winning release were considered good, given similar cases and Simpson’s model behavior behind bars.His defenders have argued, too, that his sentence was out of proportion to the crime and that he was being punished for the two murders he was acquitted of during his 1995 “Trial of the Century” in Los Angeles, the stabbings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.Reflecting America’s enduring fascination with Simpson, several major TV networks and cable channels — including ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and ESPN — carried the proceedings live, just as some of them did two decades ago during the Ford Bronco chase that ended in Simpson’s arrest, and again when the jury in the murder case came back with its verdict.Simpson said most of the objects taken in the hotel heist were personal property, including letters from celebrities, family photos, certificates of accomplishment and more. Items that were not his, including autographed baseballs, were taken by others in the rush to get out of the room, he said.ADVERTISEMENT Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Lovelock Correctional Center via AP)LOVELOCK, Nevada — A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone.The former football star, looking trimmer than he has in recent years, walked briskly into the hearing room dressed in jeans, a light-blue prison-issue shirt and sneakers. He laughed at one point as the parole board chairwoman mistakenly gave his age as 90.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

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Rockets donate $4 million to help storm victims

first_imgPeople walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPHouston, United States — The Houston Rockets have donated $4 million to help the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey which has caused devastating flooding in the city, the NBA team announced on Monday.“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “Please stay safe, Houston.”ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—report Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Recently acquired Rockets point guard Chris Paul donated $50,000 to a fund created by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, the defensive end posted on Twitter on Monday.Current and former Rockets players James Harden, Eric Gordon, Patrick Beverley and Paul all took to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the people of Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe storm, now classified as a Tropical Storm, has hammered the Houston area with flooding as a result of massive rainfall totals. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lee finished with a game-high 20 points to lead UST while Steve Akomo had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out late. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title Marvin Lee almost gave UST the victory as he calmly hit a couple of free throws that gave the Growling Tigers a 73-71 lead with 5.3 seconds remaining.“Our objective for this season, exactly, is to generate excitement because the UP community is very passive when it comes to the basketball team,” said Maroons head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“And we got to complete that objective and what a way to generate that excitement, especially with that last-second shot. I don’t know how Paul does that but during the huddle he called it, ‘we’re going to win, this shot will go in.’”Desiderio was off the mark all game long, going 1-of-10 from deep before his clutch basket, but he made it when it mattered most. He finished with a team-high 17 points while also grabbing nine boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio shoots a jumper against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio hit the game-winning triple and University of the Philippines escaped University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Desiderio drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Fighting Maroons salvaged the victory to start their campaign on an emphatic note.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Federations must act on dope menace: MS Gill

first_imgThe embarrassment caused by 12 athletes failing dope tests in the last week seems to have stirred up the ministry of youth affairs and sports to a great extent.Sports minister MS Gill gave ample proof of this at the Conference of the State Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports on Tuesday when he reiterated his stance that every medal that Indian athletes win should be through fair means.”We do want a lot of medals, but even if we win one medal, we want it with honour,” Gill said, alluding to the fact that eight of the athletes caught were members of India’s Commonwealth Games (CWG) teams.Sport Minister MS GillAs MAIL TODAY had reported on Tuesday, the laxity of national sports federations in educating sportspersons and conducting random tests is one of the prime reasons for the dope menace persisting in Indian sports.Gill too put the onus of rooting out dope from the grassroots upwards on the federations. “We have to kill the abuse of dope. The national federations should make the sportspersons aware of this. We are doing our bit and the federations better launch education programmes for their sportspeople so that nobody is caught ignorant,” he said.Gill heaped praise on the state-of-the-art National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in the Capital, saying it was the best tool to curb the menace. ” Last year 3000 tests were conducted there and this year, the figure has gone up to 5000, including 1500 samples from the Youth Olympics in Singapore. The lab will test about 2500 samples for the Commonwealth Games.advertisement”The rates are reasonable, and we are actually refusing samples now, from abroad. The lab is near perfect. For, even if you have a decimal point mistake, you will damage a career. Nobody can doubt our testing,” Gill said.Former India hockey captain Pargat Singh, who was attending the conference in his capacity as Director (Sports), Punjab, told M AIL T ODAY that the minister’s statement was a positive sign. ” Drugs defeat the very basic purpose of sports, which is to attain a good level of physical and mental health.Dope has a negative impact on the health of the person taking it.”That is why I think the antidoping policy needs to be followed properly,” Pargat, who also heads an independent society called Clean Sports India, said.He agreed that the federations needed to do more in terms of educating athletes.”They definitely have to take the responsibility for their athletes getting caught. Education of the athletes is of utmost importance. But, having said that, I must say some athletes know about this, and still use these unfair means. These people must be given the prescribed punishment to teach them a lesson,” Pargat said.Pargat also assured that in his state, all necessary steps will be taken soon to get rid of the doping menace.”In the age group 14-16, there are no cases of doping. The problems starts only when the athletes reach the national or university level. That’s when we need to step in and educate them.”With the NDTL in our country, we can rely on them to help us, because they are the experts in the field, otherwise the World Anti- Doping Agency wouldn’t have given them accreditation,” he said.last_img read more

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