Weah debuts, Wood scores and US beats Paraguay

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “All the guys that came in had a great experience of being a part of the national team throughout the nine days,” Sarachan said. “You don’t just make changes for change’s sake. We did want to make at least 3-4 subs, and could have been six, but that game sort of evolved in a way where we felt like the players on the field needed to be rewarded for a great effort.”Delgado’s 50-yard pass led to the foul that resulted in the 45th-minute penalty kick.Jorge Villafana won Bruno Valdez’s throw-in deep in the U.S. end and headed the ball to Tyler Adams, a 19-year-old midfielder making his third international appearance. Adams squared to Delgado before taking off and reached Delgado’s pass about 30 yards from goal. Adams rounded goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez, who tripped him with an outstretched arm .“With my pace . I was able to go at the goalkeeper, and he took a good angle on the initial shot,” Adams said. “I was going to try to tuck it back post, so I tried to drag it across my body, and the keeper caught me. And Bobby just stepped up and buried it.”Wood, making his first start since Feb. 10, for Hamburg against Borussia Dortmund, coaxed Fernandez into diving right while his penalty kick went left for his 11th international goal. Novakovich, who has 18 goals this season for Telstar in the Dutch second tier, replaced Wood in the 77th minute and missed a chance to score in stoppage time when his point-blank shot went into Fernandez’ chest.ADVERTISEMENT Sloane Stephens cracks top 10 with Miami semifinal run View comments LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Weah debuted in the 86th minute, Bobby Wood scored on a penalty kick and the U.S. beat Paraguay 1-0 in an exhibition Tuesday night for its first win in three games under interim coach Dave Sarachan.Weah entered in the 86th minute and was pulled down three minutes later by Derlin Gonzalez. Weah made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain on March 3, less than two weeks after his birthday. He played alongside American midfielder Darlington Nagbe, whose father Joe was Liberia’s captain and a teammate of George Weah on the national team.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 crownMidfielder Marky Delgado and forward Andrija Novakovich — whose family drove 16 hours from Wisconsin for the game — also made their U.S. debuts. Sarachan has given three players debuts in each game since taking over for Bruce Arena, who quit in November after the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup.Sarachan praised his young players for winning a “a real big-boy game” that included seven yellow cards — five for Paraguay. United States’ Bobby Wood (7) chases the ball with Paraguay’s Cristian Riveros during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Cary, N.C., Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CARY, N.C. — Tim Weah ran onto the field wearing bright orange boots, the first player born in the 2000s to play for the United States.“This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life,” said the 18-year-old, the son of Liberian President George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year. “I’m really appreciative of the chance that the coaching staff has given me, and I’m hoping that I get more call-ups.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sarachan is likely to add some veterans when the U.S. gathers in late May for exhibitions against Bolivia, Ireland and France. The Americans won’t play a competitive match until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and a new coach may not be hired until after this summer’s World Cup.The U.S. debuted new uniforms with blue horizontal stripes — which would have been its road set during the World Cup.Sarachan started seven players with five international appearances or fewer, a youth movement that followed the end of the United States’ streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.Zack Steffen started in goal after making his debut in the second half of a January exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina that ended 0-0.Kenny Saief, playing for the first time since his debut last June, had a chance in the 16th minute when his 8-yard shot was deflected by Bruno Valdez with a slide tackle and cleared by Gustavo Gomez.Paraguay, which is missing its second straight World Cup after four consecutive appearances, had a prime scoring chance in the 68th minute. Atlanta midfielder Miguel Almiron missed wide in the 68th minute and Hernan Perez was just off the target with a header in the 75th minute.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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PBA: GlobalPort keeps Blackwater skidding

Blackwater apparently needed more than just a major coaching change.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ It foiled the coaching debut of Bong Ramos for the Elite, who lost their fourth straight in as many games, the first three badly hurt by errors.Ramos replaced coach Leo Isaac after Blackwater dropped three in a row by an average of 17 points and 28 turnovers.The Elite weren’t hounded by miscues last night but couldn’t match Global Port’s depth and prowess.Anthony was two assists shy of a triple-double following a stat line of 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists while Pringle added 26 points on top six boards and seven assists.Malcolm White had 28 points, most of them forceful moves in the lane, and Mo Tautuaa contributed 14 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Scoring back-to-back victories, the Batang Pier moved up tied for second place with a 2-1 record along with Columbian Dyip.They’re up by 18 late in the third but the Elite found a way to storm back within five on a Mac Belo triple only to surrender for good when Anthony and Pringle restored order on Global Port’s offense.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ GlobalPort picked the Elite apart with pure aggressiveness and energy for a persuasive 117-106 win Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Trailing by as many as 12 in the first half, the Batang Pier reversed the trend with Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle mocking every defensive ploy thrown by Blackwater.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 crownAnthony poured 13 of his points in that huge third-quarter turnaround while Pringle’s assortment of incursions created the separation that Global Part comfortably protected until the final buzzer.“Blackwater is a tough team despite of its record. Luckily, we got into an aggressive tone in the second half,’’ said Anthony. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle completes 3-peat, sweeps FEU In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more

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Warriors reach 4th straight NBA Finals with win over Houston

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The defending champions trailed by as many as 15 in the first half after falling behind 17 in Game 6.Curry, who finished with 27 points, scored 14 of Golden State’s 33 points in the third quarter as Houston’s shooting didn’t just go cold, it froze. The Rockets missed all 14 3-point attempts in that quarter as part of 27 misses from long range.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 crownThe Warriors will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday night in the fourth straight matchup between the teams.James Harden had 32 points as the top-seeded Rockets’ bid to return to the finals for the first time since 1995 fell short without Chris Paul, who was nursing a hamstring injury. View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, celebrates with teammates during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON— Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals.Kevin Durant scored 34 points, Curry sparked another third-quarter turnaround, and the Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals by beating the Houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTThe Warriors host Game 1 of the finals on Thursday and Game 2 on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But Durant scored six points in a 9-2 spurt after that which left the Warriors 97-85 with about three minutes to go.Houston finally found a little offense after that, using a 7-2 run to cut it to 99-92, but their rally bid came up short.Thompson added 19 for Golden State after scoring 35 in the Game 6 win and the Warriors got a fourth straight start from Kevon Looney with Andre Iguodala sitting out again with a bone bruise on his left leg.After being down by 10 at halftime of Game 6, the Warriors trailed by 11 entering the third quarter on Monday night. Golden State opened the third quarter with a 10-4 run to cut the lead to 58-53 after a 3-pointer by Nick Young with about eight minutes left in the quarter.Tucker made one of two free throws and the teams exchanged layups before Golden State scored nine straight points, with two 3s from Curry, to take a 64-61 lead.Harden made two free throws before Curry scored eight points in a row, highlighted by a 3-pointer which bounced high off the rim before falling back in, to make it 72-63 with just over two minutes left in the quarter.Golden State scored 33 points in the third quarter for the second straight game while Houston managed just 15 points on Monday night after it scored 16 in the third in Game 6.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry went to the locker room with trainers between the first and second quarters, but returned to the bench with about 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter and soon returned to the game. … Thompson picked up his third foul with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter and sat out most of the period. … Draymond Green had 10 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.Rockets: Houston fell to 6-5 all-time in Game 7s and 4-2 at home. … Capela finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. … Tucker had 14 points and 12 rebounds. 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Celtics’ Ainge: Prepared to stand pat this summer (maybe) LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Rockets fell apart in the second half again after doing so in Game 6. The Warriors outscored Houston 122-63 in the second half of the final two games.Golden State led by seven entering the fourth and pushed the lead to 10 on a 3-pointer by Klay Thompson with about 9 1/2 minutes left. Clint Capela made a hook shot for Houston but Durant hit a long 3 seconds later to make it 86-75.The Rockets were behind by 13 after a 3 by Curry and had missed 27 straight 3-pointers when P.J. Tucker hit one from the corner to cut the lead to 89-79 midway through the quarter.It was their first 3-pointer since one by Eric Gordon with about 6 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter that put the Rockets up 42-28.Tucker’s 3 was the first of seven straight points for Houston which cut the lead to 89-83.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Tour de France: Froome crashes after police mistake him for fan

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Britain’s Chris Froome talks to his team after losing contact with the group of leaders as they climb Col du Portet pass during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today’s shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France — Chris Froome has crashed following the brutally difficult 17th stage of the Tour de France after police mistook him for a fan on the way down the mountain.Team Sky tells The Associated Press there was a misunderstanding and when police asked the rider to stop, that caused him to crash. Sky said Froome was not injured.ADVERTISEMENT UEFA threatens Marseille with 1-season ban for fan disorder Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Froome had put a black raincoat over his racing uniform on a day when he cracked on the final climb to Col du Portet, drastically decreasing his chances of a record-tying fifth title.The incident comes a day after police used tear gas to disperse a farmers’ protest that had blocked the road with bales of hay. Froome was among a large group of riders whose eyes needed treatment due to the tear gas.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’Froome has been a repeated target of fans in this Tour after he was cleared of doping five days before the race began. He had been racing under the cloud of a potential ban for using twice the permitted level of salbutamol during his victory at the Spanish Vuelta in September.He said he has been repeatedly spat at since the race started, and spectators have punched him and tried to make him fall off his bike. LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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Not in best shape, Fuller still impressive in NLEX return

first_imgStanding in as a temporary replacement for the injured Oluseyi Ashaolu, Fuller ended his hiatus with a marvelous outing that saw him put up 35 points, 21 rebounds, and seven assists in the Road Warriors’ 116-104 win over Columbian.Fuller, despite putting up such gaudy numbers, said he was still not in top condition and that he hopes he can have his legs under him for the future games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think I did pretty good but I was pretty winded in the end, hopefully in the next game I have better conditioning,” said Fuller Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Good thing we got this win, it was good team effort.”Even NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa was surprised with how Fuller and the rest of the team performed. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lastismosa, who is filling in for head coach Yeng Guiao who is with the national team in the Asian Games, added that JR Quiñahan played with a sore back.Quiñahan still put up 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and a couple of late three-pointers that effectively put the Dyip to rest.“I’m he most surprised guy that he [Fuller] lasted 40 minutes, hats off to Aaron and hats off to a lot guys like JR who played with a sore back,” said Lastimosa. “I thought he’s [Quiñahan] not going to play but he was a huge factor.”Quiñahan hit his final three-pointer of the game that put the dagger through Columbian’s heart and gave NLEX a 116-104 lead with 55.3 seconds left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Aaron Fuller hadn’t played in an official basketball game for five months before he returned to NLEX for the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘This is Indonesia’: Race-walker collapses after 50km of heat, smog DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Lakers waive Deng, save money for 2019 NBA free agency

first_imgPainful defeat Deng, born in what is now South Sudan, looks to continue his career for what would be a 15th NBA campaign after more than nine seasons in Chicago and stints in Cleveland, Miami as well as with the Lakers.He has career averages of 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals over 880 NBA games. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luol Deng #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the basket past the defense of Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz in the first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 28, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  AFPLOS ANGELES, United States – Britain’s Luol Deng was waived Saturday by the Los Angeles Lakers, enabling the club to save enough money under NBA salary cap rules to land a top 2019 free agent.The move came on the first day the Lakers could use a waive-and-stretch rule to spread the final year of his salary cap cost over three seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ That will give the Lakers enough money next year to add a maximum-level free agent to play alongside LeBron James as the once-mighty team tries to rebuild around the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player after years of struggles.Deng, 33, played in 57 games for the Lakers over two seasons, averaging 7.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. But his time was limited since Magic Johnson took charge of the club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We made this move to further our future salary cap and roster flexibility as we continue to build this Lakers team according to our current overall vision,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said.Next year’s potential free agent market includes Golden State stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

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Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

first_imgMOST READ Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and caused the biggest cheer of a sun-baked Thursday afternoon by making an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler.It was the second time in as many FedEx Cup playoff events that Woods was tied for the 18-hole lead. He shot a 62 at Aronimink in the opening round of the BMW Championship two weeks ago on a rain-soaked course that allowed just about everyone to go low.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis felt even better on a dry, tougher East Lake course.“This was by far better than the 62 at Aronimink,” Woods said. “Conditions were soft there. This, it’s hard to get the ball closer. If you drive the ball in the rough, you know you can’t get the ball close. You just can’t control it.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It would enhance the year,” he said.Woods still has 54 holes remaining. Two weeks ago, he went from a share of the first-round lead to five shots behind on a course where attacking flags on soft greens was the only option for low scoring.This was more about precision, and Woods felt in total control. He opened with a three-putt bogey from 25 feet, and he twice ran birdie attempts farther beyond the hole than he would have liked. But after making birdie putts from 25 feet on No. 5 and from 15 feet on No. 6, he figured out the speed of the greens and was on his way.“I hit so many quality shots all day, whether it was tee-to-green or it was putts,” Woods said. “I didn’t really mishit a single shot today. The only shot I can honestly say that I necked pretty bad was the tee shot at 17. Hit a 3-wood there, and with an iron, I probably would have shanked it. But ended up in the fairway and made par.”Woods will play in the final group Friday with Fowler, who has seen plenty of him at home in Florida in the months before Woods returned to golf. He had finished his round and was doing interviews when he heard the head-turning roar of Woods making eagle.They will be teammates next week at the Ryder Cup. Fowler has other objectives at East Lake.“The biggest win for him is just staying healthy and being out here all year consistently,” Fowler said. “Definitely happy for him. It’s obviously great for our sport. It’s great to have him as part of the team next week. We hope he continues to play well. I just want to play a little bit better and beat him.”Sixteen players in the 30-man field broke par on a hot afternoon with only a light breeze, and Thursday was all about staying in the game, especially as it relates to the chase for the FedEx Cup.Bryson DeChambeau, the No. 1 seed after the points were reset, had to birdie two of the last three holes for a 71. For someone like Woods or Fowler to win the FedEx Cup, they would need the top five seeds to falter.Rose and Thomas didn’t go along with that with strong opening rounds. Finau overcame a pair of early bogeys for his 67. The key for Woods could be Friday. Only once this year, at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, has he stayed consistently in the thick of it all tournament. He figures to have plenty of support. Houses along the side streets outside East Lake, and even one funeral home, offered parking and their yards were packed. It hasn’t been like that in several years.“I hadn’t played this tournament in five years, and some of the people said they haven’t been out here in five years,” Woods said. “That’s kind of nice that they’re coming out and supporting this event and supporting me, as well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods reacts as he makes a eagle putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship.It was no coincidence.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Fowler, who missed two playoff events recovering from an injury to his right oblique, putted for birdie on all but two holes for his 65 as he tries to avoid ending the season without winning.Justin Rose, in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, got up-and-down from the bunker for birdie on the 18th for a 66 and was tied with Gary Woodland. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau, all of whom will be in France next week for the Ryder Cup, were another shot behind.Woods already considers this a successful year just by making into the 30-man field at East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale, where everyone has a mathematical shot at capturing the $10 million bonus. He started the season in January after a fourth back surgery that limited him to only 16 PGA Tour events in the previous four seasons.“To be able to play golf again and to earn my way back to this level is something that I was hoping I would do at the beginning of the year, but I didn’t know,” Woods said. “And I’ve done it?”What would winning mean in this comeback?ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Only in New York: McGregor takes shots, swigs ’em in returncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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With La Salle struggling, Gonzales trying to figure out how to fit Samuel in

first_imgFor much of the second round, the Green Archers were holding steady in third spot while teams such as University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, and University fought for the fourth spot.But with gameday left in the elimination round, the Green Archers are left waiting for the result of the game between FEU and Adamson to determine whether they need to take the long road to the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLa Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez, though, is not focusing on the other team’s campaign especially with the Green Archers struggling to stay consistent at this point in the season.“For me, the problem isn’t the other team,” said Gonzalez in Filipino after a La Salle dropped to fourth seed after a 97-81 loss to UP Wednesday. “The problem right now is my team’s status.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Alaska takes 2-1 lead over Meralco in PBA Governors’ Cup semis Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De La Salle’s steady cruise in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament has hit a snag.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gonzalez admitted that sudden inclusion of big man Taane Samuel, who got injured in La Salle’s season opener against FEU, late into the season is posing a challenge.Samuel made his return against Ateneo and the Green Archers have gone 0-2 since.“We have to integrate Taane and use him to our advantage, and not to our disadvantage,” said Gonzalez. “The four guys around him need to figure out also on the adjustments they should make.”“Before we were able to put the players into spots where they’re successful and Taane’s unlimited, in a sense that he can do so many things, but one thing that we have to figure out is what should be the best role for him.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Fans display a large Chelsea flag as Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, left, hugs Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud who scored his side’s first goal during the round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Chelsea and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international moves.FIFA punished the London club owned by Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich for violations of rules regarding the protection of minors that involve 29 players, Chelsea said. FIFA rules provide specific circumstances in which clubs may sign players under 18.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like Barcelona in 2015 and Atletico Madrid throughout 2017, Chelsea was barred from signing new players for two transfer windows, covering this summer and January 2020. Chelsea already has announced plans to appeal the ban and a fine of 600,000 Swiss francs ($600,000).The Football Association, which has oversight of transfers in England, was fined 510,000 Swiss francs ($510,000) by FIFA and given six months to “address the situation concerning the international transfer and first registration of minors in football,” FIFA said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn some cases, players under the age of 18 spent time on trial at Chelsea but were not registered with the football authorities, people with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss specifics of the case.Part of the FIFA case focused on players exceeding what is considered a reasonable amount of time to be considered a trialist and making return trips to Chelsea, one of the people said. View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “The club is extremely disappointed that FIFA has not accepted the club’s submissions in relation to the remaining 29 players,” Chelsea said in a statement. “Chelsea FC acted in accordance with the relevant regulations and will shortly be submitting its appeal to FIFA.”The FA is challenging its fine and said it already had “raised some concerns with FIFA regarding its disciplinary processes.”“We will however continue to work with FIFA and Chelsea in a constructive manner to address the issues which are raised by this case,” the FA said in a statement.Both the FA and Chelsea could ultimately challenge any FIFA appeal ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. When Real Madrid received a similar ban in 2016, the sanction was reduced to one transfer window by CAS. But Atletico Madrid failed to cut its punishment covering two transfer windows.Chelsea already finalized one transfer knowing the FIFA verdict was pending. Christian Pulisic was signed for 64 million euros ($73 million) in January and the 20-year-old winger from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was immediately loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of this season. The German club didn’t have to pay a fee.The transfer ban does not prevent Chelsea from selling players. Winger Eden Hazard, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, has indicated he could look for a transfer at the end of season but he is under contract at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2019-20 season.Although Chelsea has a strong academy, winning the FA Youth Cup for the last five years, players struggle to graduate to the first team. Chelsea currently has 42 players out on loan to other teams. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Iowa play-by-play man suspended for “King Kong” comment Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying The punishment is the latest blow for Chelsea, which has dropped to sixth in the Premier League and was knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United on Monday. Abramovich, who has transformed the London club since his 2003 takeover, has been unable to travel to Britain since his visa expired at the end of last April.International transfers involving players under 18 are prohibited unless their families had already moved to the new country for non-soccer reasons or they are close to the border of another nation. There is an exception for clubs within the European Union and European Economic Community that allows the transfer of 16- to 18-year-old players provided conditions are met on education and living conditions.It was first reported three years ago that Burkina Faso attacker Bertrand Traore played for Chelsea’s under-18 team in 2011 while still 16. Traore made only 16 appearances for Chelsea’s first team before being sold to Lyon in 2017.FIFA did not detail the specifics of the case against Chelsea, but it said the club also entered into agreements that “allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.”Chelsea said it was initially charged over 92 players but no breach was found by FIFA in relation to 63 of them.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Liberian Athletes’ Reunion Planned for Philadelphia

first_imgA three-day all Liberian athletes reunion will take place in Philadelphia, USA, June 13-15 and participants are expected from throughout the United States, Europe and Africa.The participants will include officials from the Ministry of Youths & Sports, the Liberia Football Association, current and former footballers, basketball players, Karate and Track & Field athletes, entertainers, sport promoters, sport journalists, and enthusiasts. According to a press release, the conference will conclude with a strategic concept document that will provide some direction for the improvement of sports in Liberia.Other events during the conference: Friday, June 13th is the welcoming ceremony; Saturday morning (June 14) is the General Assembly; Saturday (June 14) sporting activities. East vs. West team, East A vs. West A (younger/active athletes) and East B vs. West B (comprising the older/veteran players); Saturday (June 14) evening is the award banquet; Sunday (June 15) is the cultural festival and farewell cocktail.According to the organizers, 291 individuals have so far consented to attend and more are expected and interested participants should email liberianathletesreunion@gmail.com before May 24, 2014.It said the re-union will be held every year at a particular location and the next venue will be decided at the end of the conference.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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