Month: November 2019

Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension City analysts concluded that the 2028 plan, while incomplete, included significant safeguards for taxpayer dollars. The Olympics have a notorious history of runaway costs, but city officials have argued their proposal can stay within budget by relying on the region’s many existing stadiums and arenas, including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Staples Center.Los Angeles had bid on the 2024 Games, but embraced the 2028 alternative after Paris emerged as the front-runner for 2024 and the IOC proposed the unusual dual award.At one point during the sometimes tense meeting, Councilman Joe Buscaino shouted at a heckler, “This is right for the city.” As the vote was being taken, protesters yelled from the back of the council chamber, “Let us speak” and “sellout.”Steve Ducey of No Olympics LA, an opposition group, said the vote would take place without an independent budget analysis.“Shame on you,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Much of the meeting amounted to a choreographed tribute to the city’s Olympic legacy, with frequent references to the LA Games in 1932 and 1984 and the athletes who competed in them.Olympic champions Carl Lewis and Janet Evans, who are part of a private committee behind the bid, urged approval of the plan.Lewis, holder of nine Olympic gold medals in track and field, said the Games are not just an event, “it’s about a whole city.”The deal comes with millions of dollars of financial sweeteners for accepting the later date. However, the extra four years pose challenges for Los Angeles from maintaining public interest to rewriting deals for stadiums, arenas and housing that were all hooked to 2024.City analysts recommended the council approve the contract, which faced an Aug. 18 deadline, but also emphasized a revised budget for 2028 could take months to complete.“There are inherent risks to hosting such major events so far into the future,” city analysts noted in a report on the agreement.The bulk of the revenue for the Games is expected to come from ticket sales and corporate sponsorships.Part of the deal includes creation of a reserve fund to cover any cost overruns, with the city kicking in $270 million. The state is expected to commit a similar amount, but because of the legislative calendar the state might not be able to consider its piece of the proposal until next year.In a statement, Mayor Eric Garcetti called the agreement “the deal of a lifetime.” Read Next K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Protesters 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The vote followed a morning-long committee hearing that mingled civic cheerleading and salutes to Olympic champions past with warnings about potential costs and suggestions the international event would drive up housing costs and drive out the homeless.“This opportunity is too great, we cannot pass it up,” council President Herb Wesson Jr. said.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 shutoutThe vote took place less than two weeks after the city announced an agreement with international Olympic leaders ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, while opening the way for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Games.The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors must also approve the deal. The International Olympic Committee vote to award the two Olympics is scheduled for September in Lima, Peru. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Neymar could finally make PSG debut on Sunday LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses FILE – In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during opening ceremonies of the Tenth Olympiad at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council is expected Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 to endorse a proposal to host the 2028 Olympics, following an announcement of a deal last month to leave 2024 to Paris.(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles took another step Friday toward bringing the 2028 Olympics to the city, despite questions about future costs.The City Council voted 12-0 to endorse documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932. The contract outlines Los Angeles’ financial responsibility in hosting the Games, including covering shortfalls if the $5.3 billion plan runs into the red. In addition, a budget for the proposed 2028 Games has not been completed.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball

first_imgMOST READ “We have a very strong team,” said head coach Francis Vicente. “This is the best we got. I hope we beat Malaysia and come up with a strong start.”Two years ago in Singapore, the Philippines scored straight sets win against Malaysia. But this time, the Filipinos will have to deal with the hometown crowd as well.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 shutout“We have to play with toughness and intensity,” said Vicente, who is eyeing at least a podium finish for the team that just last week finished eighth in the Asian Championships.In the Asians, the Philippines beat Vietnam and Hong Kong, banking on a newfound chemistry among superstars Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Jaja Santiago and team captain Mika Reyes. SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s end LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team, the delegation sweethearts, begins its long and arduous trek to the podium Thursday when it faces host Malaysia at 2 p.m. in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at MITEC Hall 11.The team is composed of the A-list stars of a sport whose popularity has been skyrocketing and boasts months of training that sent them to Japan and Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The Philippines will take on Vietnam next in the group stage before going up against either Indonesia or Thailand in the sudden-death semifinals.The country last won a gold in 1993 with a team composed of Nene Ybanez-Chavez. During the 2005 Games in Manila, the Philippines wound up third—the last time the country won a medal in the sport. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo still undefeated

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Far from its sharpest form, Ateneo still figured out how to sustain its winning ways last Wednesday, while sending University of Santo Tomas reeling to one of its worst starts in recent memory.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda targets Final 4 bonus Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Earlier, Arvin Tolentino dished out his best performance of the season so far as Far Eastern U picked up a second straight win after turning back National U, 90-83.The transferee from Ateneo scattered 23 points, including a bank shot with 1:24 remaining that extended the Tamaraws’ lead, 86-81, on their way to a third win in five games.“I like the way the boys continued to put in the effort in practice despite our bad start in the first three games,” head coach Olsen Racela said.UST’s fifth loss of the season was aided by a spate of turnovers and missed free throws in the final period, where the Tigers were held to just 13 points.For a change, the Eagles encountered stiffer resistance as the Tigers clawed their way back from a 22-point deficit with a strong third quarter performance that allowed them to pull within 81-80.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Blue Eagles came away with a 94-84 victory over the Tigers Wednesday night for their fifth straight win that solidified their hold of the top spot in UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Matt Nieto fired a season- high 22 points, Isaac Go finished with 13 points, and Thirdy Ravena added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles, who weathered a third quarter barrage from the Tigers.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 shutoutAteneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said the Eagles were fortunate to come away with a win.“I don’t know if anyone noticed with our mood, but we weren’t happy with the game, we weren’t happy with the way that we went up and down in our energy, we weren’t happy with the consistency of the calls,” said Arespacochaga. “We’re happy that we won the game, but at the same time we’re not happy with our performance.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

Jayjay Helterbrand announces retirement

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career PLAY LIST 01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:37Protesters 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 Though he’s bidding his professional career goodbye, Helterbrand said that he’s hoping to be one of coach Tim Cone’s assistants in the Ginebra coaching staff soon.“Hopefully, I’ll still be around and I can have a spot as an assistant coach or something,” he also said.But not right now, as Helterbrand is planning on taking some well-needed vacation before plotting his way back to basketball.“I think as far as it goes, I’m gonna take a rest from basketball for a little while, kind of miss basketball and come back later on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “This is one of the most special ones for me because it will probably my last as a player,” he said on Monday as he and backcourt partner Mark Caguioa made a guesting on the show after Ginebra’s back-to-back title conquest in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand also confirmed his decision when to INQUIRER.net.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 shutoutSince coming to the league as a direct hire in 2000, Helterbrand had made a name for himself as he forged a partnership with Caguioa which was christened as “The Fast and The Furious.”He went on to win six titles with the franchise, one of which he was named as the Finals MVP. He was also hailed as the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player, won two Best Player of the Conference awards, and named to seven All-Star Games, two of which he was cited as the All-Star Game MVP. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LA Tenorio hugs Jayjay Helterbrand after Ginebra won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter 17 seasons, Jayjay Helterbrand is finally hanging up his sneakers for good.The Ginebra playmaker announced his retirement in an interview with CNN Philippines, ending his legendary run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Pacio chokes out Lan in ONE Manila co-main event

first_imgRead Next ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion01:29Police 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Photo from ONE ChampionshipJoshua Pacio choked out Chinese opponent Lan Ming Qiang to score the quick victory in the co-main event of ONE: Global Superheroes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 22-year-old strawweight out of Team Lakay didn’t waste time as he grounded the Sanda champion for the entirety of the first round until finally locking in and scoring the submission win via rear naked choke at the 4:01 mark.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a sweet triumph for Pacio, whose pair of losses to Yoshitaka Naito and Hayato Suzuki both came via rear naked choke.“The two losses I had was via rear naked choke, so I really enhanced my ground skills and I’m thankful to my coaches,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the conquest, Pacio (14-2) goy himself in the discussion for the top contenders to reigning ONE Strawweight Champion Alex Silva, an opportunity he’ll gladly accept.“I signed here to fight. I signed here to give a best show and that’s my goal, to keep winning and improving,” he said. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Lan Ming Qiang, who was a late replacement for the bout after the pullout of Pongsiri Mitsatit, fell to 1-2 in ONE Championship. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Eric Kelly falls to Brazilian foe in ONE Manila undercardlast_img read more

PSL Manila pushes tough Thais to their limits, bows in 4 sets

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL Manila put highly-rated Supreme of Thailand on the edge before surrendering a four-set thriller Monday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships.A questionable call by the referee on a Thailand hit, which swooped straight out, dampened the Filipinos’ furious surge late in the fourth frame and preserved the 25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 27-25 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletescenter_img The three alternated in burning the lanes with 6-foot-5 Santiago hitting 22 points and Gonzaga moving through tight defense to score 14 markers. Marano produced 13 points on sliding attacks and blocks.PH head coach Francis Vicente lauded the team for banding together to come up with a strong performance in the face a tall odds.Diouck accounted for 28 points, while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 14 for Supreme.The Filipinos fought off two match points in a show of determination despite a handful of bad calls from the linesmen that even got the crowd at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace in uproar.The Philippines will fight for fifth place in its final two games of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lopez proud to see former teammate Blatche play for Gilas BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast It was Supreme’s fourth win in as many games in the tournament, putting the team in contention for the title that the Thais won four times before.The all-Filipino Rebisco Spikers has now lost their fourth straight game but played their best game so far in the tough tournament where the best the Filipinos could come up with is 7th place playing with imports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThat was probably was on Thai coach Nataphop Srisamutnak had in mind as he had two foreign reinforcements, American Genevieve Mann and Fatou Niane Diouck of Senegal on top of his Thai national players.After dropping the first two sets, the Thais, the most dominant in Southeast Asian nowadays, were caught off guard as Jaja Santiago, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Aby Marano delivered the telling blows for the Philippine club. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more

Clutch Castro carries TNT to tie Finals series at 2-2

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? “It was a hard-fought ballgame. Both teams gave their best today and it’s nice that we ended up with the win,” said coach Nash Racela. “All we did, really, was just to tie the series.”Seemingly inspired by his laboring wife Kristy in the United States, hulking TNT import Joshua Smith frustrated the Beermen frontline and racked 20 markers, 15 boards, and two dimes as he imposed his presence in the paint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRoger Pogoy also recaptured his shooting touch and fired 14 points on a 6-of-9 sniping from the field, on top of three rebounds to bounce back from his two scoreless outings.Ranidel de Ocampo chipped in 13 markers, five rebounds, and three dimes while Troy Rosario had his best outing in the championship series with 13 points, three boards, and three assists. Game 5 is on Friday, still at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Racela said that the TNT players were motivated seeing Chris Ross and Charles Rhodes bag the individual plums earlier in the night.“After they got their awards, I huddled the team and just told them, ‘Let them get all the individual awards and let’s get the team awards.’ For us that’s the more important thing,” he said.Winning the Best Import award earlier, Rhodes did not go home happy as he hit the showers early after getting ejected with 1:08 left in the fourth period. He led San Miguel with 22 points and eight rebounds.Alex Cabagnot scored 18 markers, six boards, and five assists, while Marcio Lassiter shot 1-of-8 from beyond the arc and chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT It was a night to forget for Ross, who earlier was feted with the Best Player of the Conference award, but was limited to just eight markers, five boards, four assists, and two steals.Foul-riddled all game long, June Mar Fajardo also struggled in the tiff as he finished with 13 points and nine rebounds in the loss.The Scores:TNT 102 – Smith 20, Castro 17, Pogoy 14, Rosario 13, De Ocampo 13, Garcia 10, Tautuaa 6, Rosales 3, Reyes 3, Williams 2, Semerad 1, Carey 0.SAN MIGUEL 97 – Rhodes 22, Cabagnot 18, Lassiter 14, Fajardo 13, Santos 12, Ross 8, De Ocampo 4, Tubid 3, Heruela 3, Espinas 0, Semerad 0, McCarthy 0, Van Opstal 0, Agovida 0.Quarters: 27-24, 49-47, 73-76, 102-97. 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 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro took matters into his own hands and carried TNT to a 102-97 victory to equalize the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series to two games apiece Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The speedy Kapampangan playmaker scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and got four rebounds, as he spurred the huge fourth quarter rally from a 78-73, capped off by an amazing reverse layup with 1:39 to spare to steer the KaTropa to the huge Game 4 win.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas stint ‘dream come true’ for Fil-German Standhardinger LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Calisaan shocked by ejection, rues missed chance to play on home floor

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Calisaan seethed over losing the rare opportunity, saying that games like those is a big for San Sebastian, which could put them at a good standing at the end of the first round while giving a show to its schoolmates.“We need to be complete when we’re playing because if we’re not, my teammates may have a hard time adjusting,” he said.But Calisaan accepts his fate and vows to be the Golden Stags’ loudest booster on their home floor, entrusting much of the leadership to their trio of guards in RK Ilagan, Ryan Costelo, and Renzo Navarro.“I hope they all step up. I just told them to enjoy their game so that we’ll all be happy,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lack of tournaments not a problem for Lehnert Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Calisaan was slapped with two unsportsmanlike fouls while playing defense on Sidney Onwubere, sending him out of the game with 1:14 left in the period.The 22-year-old forward argued that he didn’t do anything wrong with his defense.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“I know for myself it’s not an unsportsmanlike foul. I wasn’t going for the face or the head. Even if you review the tapes, I only hit him in the elbow. I was going for the ball, but he double-pumped and that’s the reason why (Onwubere) got hit in the arm.”Consistently racking double-doubles this season with his averages of 16.1 points and 10.0 rebounds, Calisaan’s ejection takes him out of the running for the end of season awards.center_img Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMichael Calisaan was in disbelief after he got ejected late in the third quarter of San Sebastian’s 75-73 win over EAC on Friday.“I don’t know,” said Calissan, struggling to explain what led him to hit the showers early.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That, however, means little for the fourth-year forward, sharing that his biggest goal is to help the Golden Stags return to the Final Four for the first time since 2013.“The important thing for me is to win and to achieve what we’re aspiring for which is to be a champion. We’ll all try our best to do that,” he said. “I’ve won awards before, but if you get those and your team is in the bottom, that means nothing. What I want more is to be on top, make it to the Final Four for the first time in college. I made it in high school but that has eluded me in college.”San Sebastian currently stands at an even 4-4 with a game left in the first round.The ejection, though, will keep Calisaan out of the Golden Stags’ home game against JRU on Thursday, where he is set to serve his one-game suspension.“It could have been my first time playing in our home court,” he rued.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight

first_imgLyceum rallies to keep slate clean Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Signature move Alvarez, who was the more stonefaced of the two, sent the crowd into a frenzy as he shadowboxed briefly at the front of the stage — his new signature weigh-in move.Hundreds of people stood on line for hours outside the Grand Garden for the chance to see the weigh-in, chanting and signing along with a neatly-attired Mariachi band.For many, it represented their only hope of seeing either fighter in the flesh as the bout has been sold out for weeks.Las Vegas construction worker Harvey Hernandez attended the weigh-in with his friend Roger Ramirez and said Alvarez has a better boxing style.“I am picking Canelo,” the 26-year-old said. “He is better than Triple G. He is going to outclass him and he is from Mexico.“It won’t go the distance. He is going to get knocked out or he will knock Golovkin out.”READ: Alvarez promises fireworks for Golovkin boutSaid El-Tahan flew all the way from Sweden to watch the fight and says Golovkin must avoid having the decision in the hands of the judges.“Golovkin will win,” said the Malmo police officer. “He is a great fighter and a strong puncher. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 “It won’t go 12 rounds so he must finish him off. If it goes to the judges Golovkin won’t get a fair decision.”Phoenix’s Lorenzo Ventura, 29, said he put a lot of thought into who will win Saturday’s bout which many feel could be the start of a the latest boxing trilogy.“Canelo is going to tire out around the fifth or sixth round,” said Ventura, a part-time boxer, as he headed to his seat in the Garden arena. “Triple G is going to establish his jab and is going to finish him in the 11th round.“When you study both fighters and you see Canelo consistently tire out in the fifth or sixth round fighting smaller men and now he is going to come up in weight class and knock out the most dangerous fighter in that weight class.“The dude (Golovkin) has proven himself over and over again. Jabs win fights. Golovkin lands more jabs accurately than any other fighter in the game. It is that simple.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez was up next, climbing onto the scales in his blue shorts and registering the same 160 pounds for a bout that has all the ingredients to produce a fight of the year.READ: Alvarez, Golovkin seek their places in boxing historyFEATURED 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“I am very happy for all the love and support of these fans,” Alvarez told the crowd. “I am going to give them 100 percent. I trained hard and I am disciplined.“I take all this responsibility seriously and I am going to give them a great fight.” MOST READ Kazakhstan’s Golovkin is putting his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation, belts on the line but to the uninitiated it might have seemed more like Alvarez was the champ.Alvarez drew louder cheers from the pro-Mexican crowd, stepped on the scale last and made Golovkin wait several minutes on stage before making his initial appearance, which was preceded by a video tribute on the jumbotron screen.The fighters, who once sparred together at Golovkin’s gym in Big Bear, California, then posed amicably during their staredown in front of a crowd of 9,400.That has been consistent with the buildup to the sold-out fight, which has lacked the vitriolic trash talk typical of world title fights.“See you tomorrow. I have been champion a long time. This is boxing and I am a very true guy,” said Golovkin, who goes by the nickname ‘Triple G’ on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Boxer Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin pose during their official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. AFP/GETTY IMAGESLAS VEGAS—Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stepped on the scales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena then came face-to-face for the cameras on Friday (Saturday, Manila), one day before they meet in one of the most anticipated fights in years.Three-belt Champion Golovkin wore black shorts and smiled as he stepped on the scale first weighing the 160-pound (72.5 kg) middleweight limit for Saturday’s world title fight against Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgTurkey in a weekWe are making a trip to Turkey, but we are limited to one week. I want three full days in Istanbul. Please suggest if we should do Ephesus next or Cappadocia? -Tanaaz Bhasin, MumbaiIstanbul by itself is a fabulous city to spend time in and thereafter a visit to Cappadocia gives you the following benefits over Ephesus. En route you can make multiple stops to enjoy the beauty of the Black Sea region. This route is also great for some window shopping. For instance, you can buy figs, pickled vegetables, tahini and nectar from Sapanca. While continuing your journey take a break at Abant and take a walking or horse cart tour of Lake Abant. Alternatively, you could even continue onwards to Ankara, but Abant is recommended over Ankara.Thereafter spend two nights in Cappadocia. Vsit the famous volcanic valleys, old Christian monasteries and troglodyte villages. Stop at the old Greek village of Sinasos, which is full of elegant stone houses and the old churches. Visit Avanos to purchase handicrafts. And keep some time for visit of Kaymakli Caves and Uchisar castles.A visit to Cappadocia is incomplete without a stop at the Goreme open air museum. Time permitting you could visit Konya, the birthplace for Sufism, which is also the city of Whirling Dervishes.Please remember that you have to travel mostly by road. Though the drives are quite comfortable, the journey to and fro is going to be pretty long.Walking LondonI have two days in London in October during which I would like to take as many walking tours as possible. Could you please give me some of the best options for someone with an interest in history, culture and sports?-Raghu Vishwa, ChandigarhLondon is a fun place to walk in and the city offers plenty of walking tours, where one can take in the moods and moments of the metropolis at a sedentary pace. In fact, the city has thousands of professional companies that organise walking tours and these can be booked online. Some of the popular walking tours that may interest you are as follows:Tower of London and London Bridge: This allows you to explore London’s wealth of historyJack the Ripper’s walking tourThe London East End walk, for art, fashion and cultureTrafalgar Square Sights Walk that includes many attractions such as the Nelson’s Column and The National Gallery.There is really a lot to see on foot in London, therefore we would recommend that you refer to some of the following to make a selection: www.londonwalks.com, www.viator.com.If you would like to cover more of London try the Bigbus Company, the open-top double deck buses for their hop-on hop-off day pass tours; www.bigbustours.com-Arun Khanna, National Head-Business Development, Club Mahindra TravelSend your queries to Quick Fix, India Today Travel Plus, 9th Floor, Videocon Tower, E-1 Jhandewalan Extn, New Delhi-55, or e-mail: itplus@intoday.comadvertisementlast_img read more