Abel blasts netball umpires

first_imgSeveral umpires went on strike this week over a dispute over their pay. This caused a delay in games for the senior tournament.Speaking at the presentation of the 2015 Digicel netball national championships this afternoom, an angry Abel expressed concern at what the umpires had done.”You delayed my championships over money. You should always put the players first before yourselves.””Don’t ever take out your grievances on the players,” said Abel.last_img

Heung-Min Son and Tottenham to discuss new deal

first_imgDiscussions are pencilled in for the coming weeks as Spurs prepare to reward the South Korean for his continued fine form.Son is on course to surpass the 20-goal mark for a second successive season having scored 18 in 43 appearances this term, including seven in his last four games.He scored in the 2-1 defeat against Juventus in the Champions League at Wembley earlier this month and more recently got two in the 4-1 win at Bournemouth.The 25-year-old’s current deal – signed when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 – expires in 2020.Son has become an instrumental part of the team, with 47 goals in 130 appearances in total, and he will be relied upon for more goals with Harry Kane out for a lengthy period with an ankle injury.He has helped Spurs climb to third in the Premier League with eight games to go but his immediate concern is the FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday.last_img read more

Djokovic v Thiem semi to resume on Saturday due to rain

first_imgThe men’s French Open semi-final clash between world number one Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was called off for the day because of bad weather and will resume at 1200 local time (1000GMT) on Saturday, organisers said on Friday.Thiem was leading 6-2 3-6 3-1 when rain stopped play for the second time at 1740 local time (1540GMT).Organisers said that ticket holders for that match would be refunded.The final is still scheduled for Sunday, organisers told Reuters.Rafa Nadal, the 11-times champion, beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the first semi-final.last_img

Moira Erediano ends IronKids stint with a bang

first_imgAthletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:58SEA Games stint long time coming for Hidilyn Diaz02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Erediano, who is turning 15 in November, was not surprised that she was the fastest at her division, clocking in at 39:22.01.“Yes, I expected to win because I want my parents to be happy, and my coaches to be happy,” said Erediano who’s the defending champion of the Cebu race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I feel really happy to end Ironkids with a bang and being a champion.”Erediano’s, who studies at Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, path to her second straight championship started off a bit physical. Andrew Yang’s wife details alleged sexual assault by OB-GYN Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Moira Erediano talks to the media at the finish line of the Alaska IronKids Saturday at Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCEBU CITY—Moira Erediano couldn’t have had a better graduation from her age group.Competing in her home province, Erediano made sure to rule the girls’ 13 to 14 race in her last age group stint in the  Alaska IronKids event in the Ironman 70.3 Philippines Saturday at Shangri-La Mactan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Coronation night? 5.3 earthquake shakes southern Mexico, causes some damage Despite being the fastest swimmer in her group, Erediano pushed through some rough patches at the 400-meter swim course at the beach.“The swim was really hard because they’re like pushing and pulling and drowning,” said Erediano with a laugh. “But I sprinted to the bike then on the running course I sprinted for most of it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Terrence Jones headbutt on Chris Ross upgraded to flagrant foul 2 Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Voter registration suspended in areas affected by volcanic eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Andrew Yang’s wife details alleged sexual assault by OB-GYN MOST READlast_img read more

Family comes first

first_imgTaal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna “I want to buy a new house for my family,” said the 19-year-old Yulo during Tuesday night’s press conference attended by his parents, siblings and grandfather at the Century Park Hotel organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).Both Yulo and Petecio will individually receive P2 million—a million each from the government through the PSC and another million each from the MVP Sports Foundation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4PSC Chair William “Butch” Ramirez said the bonuses for Yulo and Petecio could reach as much as P3 million after they attend Wednesday afternoon’s courtesy call with President Duterte at Malacañang.Ramirez said the President has a generous attitude of doubling the cash incentives of gold-winning athletes. “I experienced how it was to live in a makeshift house exposed to the elements before I became a national boxer,” said the 27-year-old Petecio in Filipino.“During those times, I knew that God is always beside me and life will soon be comfortable for me and my family.”Yulo ruled the men’s floor exercise event of the recent 49th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, while Petecio defeated hometown favorite Liudmila Vorontsove in the featherweight finals of the Aiba Women’s Boxing World Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, on Sunday.Petecio, who will use the money to renovate the family home in Tuban, Davao del Sur, first came to Manila more than a decade ago to try her luck with the national team.Without any funding to shoulder her travel expenses, Petecio approached then Davao mayor Duterte, who immediately provided support for the lady boxer and helped her reach her dreams.ADVERTISEMENT “Mayor Duterte was the one who helped me. He’s one of the benefactors that made me what I am today,” said Petecio, who also credited coaches Boy Velasco and Reynaldo Galido for her newfound fame.As the world’s No. 1 competitor in the women’s featherweight division, Petecio will aim to land an Olympic spot in the Asian championships in Wuhan, China, come February and join Yulo and pole-vaulter EJ Obiena in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Obiena will receive P1.650 million from the PSC for a series of victories in the international scene recently, and for becoming the first Filipino qualifier in Tokyo.It was a family affair for Yulo on Tuesday night in the welcome dinner likewise attended by Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, PSC commissioners Ramon Fernandez, Charles Maxey, Celia Kiram and Arnold Agustin, and Cynthia Carrion, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president.“There was a time when Caloy almost called it quits because of the difficulties of being an athlete. He didn’t give up because he knows that we, his family, are always behind him,” said Caloy’s mother, Angelica Yulo, in Filipino.Yulo started picking up the sport when he was 7 years old, after watching a former Palarong Pambansa gymnast perform in a park near their home on Leveriza Street in Manila. He was with his grandfather.Yulo’s friends, all 16 of them, tried to replicate the moves of the gymnast. And when they wanted to see more, the group went to the gymnastics training center at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, which was just a few blocks away from their home.There, Yulo and his group tried out for the national developmental team with Yulo eventually starting out a successful career.“For now, I don’t know what his other plans are besides focusing on the Olympics. I just told Caloy to save and put his money in the bank,” Angelica said.Caloy will defy mom’s order on that. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Harris powers Road Warriors past Dyip SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Filipino world champions Nesthy Petecio (left) and Carlos Yulo during a visit to sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWorld champions Caloy Yulo and Nesthy Petecio had always prayed—and worked so hard—for improved environments for their families.Their dreams of comfortable homes will finally turn into a reality after both received their cash incentives from the government and the private sector.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Man City beats Leicester, shows stomach for EPL title fight

first_imgView comments Second-place Leicester stayed 10 points behind Liverpool, which wasn’t in Premier League action this weekend because of its involvement in the Club World Cup in Qatar, and is now only one point ahead of City.On this evidence, it’s City which has the quality to pounce if Liverpool does slip up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The defending champions conceded against the run of play – Jamie Vardy scoring, almost inevitably, on the counterattack for a league-leading 17th goal of the season – but played some breathtaking, high-energy football to hand Leicester its first league defeat in 10 games dating to Oct. 5.“Tonight is a good lesson for us of the work we still need to do to get to the level City are at,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, who described the match as a “humbling” experience. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Sat in the stands watching their new teams play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw, Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta must have realized the scale of the task awaiting them at Everton and Arsenal, respectively.Ancelotti was announced as Everton’s latest manager just an hour before kickoff at Goodison Park, while Arteta was officially hired by Arsenal on Friday. Neither coach picked the starting lineups for Saturday’s game that rarely sparked into life, highlighting both teams’ issues in a season where they have struggled.Ancelotti will take the reins of a side that is in 15th place, just four points above the relegation zone. It’s a situation he isn’t used to, having mostly been in charge of elite European clubs in his illustrious coaching career that includes three Champions League titles.Arteta’s new team won’t be high on confidence, either, down in 11th place in the league and having won just once in 13 games in all competitions since the end of October.UNLIKELY TOP-FOUR BIDSThe Premier League is nearly half a season old, and Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are still managing to keep up their unlikely bids for Champions League qualification.Sheffield United climbed to fifth place with a 1-0 win at Brighton that preserved its unbeaten away record since returning to the top flight this season. It is six draws and three wins from the team’s nine away games, with United not losing away in the league since January — when it was in the League Championship.Oli McBurnie scored the only goal against Brighton after latching onto a long clearance from goalkeeper Dean Henderson.Wolves are a point and a place behind after rallying for a 2-1 victory at Norwich, with Raul Jimenez scoring the 81st-minute winner. Romain Saiss began the comeback in the 60th after Todd Cantwell opened the scoring for Norwich, which stayed in next-to-last place.Both Sheffield United and Wolves can be overtaken by Tottenham and Manchester United, who play separate games Sunday. Riyad Mahrez, who was a constant danger to his former club, equalized with a deflected shot before goals by Ilkay Gundogan – from the penalty spot – and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne was the standout player and set up Jesus’ goal with a driving run.Doubts about City’s stomach for a fight after four losses in the first 16 games of its title defense have disappeared after scoring three goals in wins over Arsenal and now Leicester over the past week.“When we lose it is a disaster and impossible, when we win it is possible to catch (Liverpool),” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “If we play like we did tonight we can compete with everyone.”Liverpool has a game in hand over both of its nearest rivals and still hasn’t lost a league game this season.NEW COACHESADVERTISEMENT Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday VILLA DROPSSouthampton climbed out of the relegation zone at the expense of Aston Villa by beating its relegation rival 3-1, thanks to two goals by Danny Ings. The teams started the match level on points.Miguel Almiron finally scored for Newcastle in his 27th game for the club in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, in a match between two midtable teams.Burnley scored in the 89th minute to beat Bournemouth 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, left, celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne after scoring his side’s third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)If any team has a chance of stopping Liverpool marching to a first English league title in 30 years, it looks to be Manchester City rather than Leicester.City gave a timely reminder of its champion qualities by coming from a goal behind to beat Leicester 3-1 on Saturday in a match between the teams who are closest to runaway leader Liverpool in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Mbappé enjoys turning 21 as PSG routs Amiens Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READ LATEST STORIES When Pops met Martin’s son Santino Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Aguero dismisses Real move

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, England, May 29 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Monday insisted his future lies with the Premier League champions despite reports linking him with Real Madrid.The Argentinian international scored 30 goals for City in his maiden season following his move from Atletico Madrid last summer on a five-year deal.“My future is at Manchester City,” Aguero told the Times. “I want to stay here. My contract has four years left to run and I see myself being here at least as long as that.“There are always rumours, but there is no truth in them. I am not thinking about moving to Real Madrid or anywhere else.“City have treated me very well from the very first day I arrived, I’m settled at the club and my family are happy in Manchester, and I want to stay.”Aguero’s last-gasp strike against QPR on the final day of the Premier League season sealed City’s first domestic championship since 1968, and the 23-year-old can see more silverware following for the Blues in the years to come.“I can win everything that I want to win here,” Aguero said.“We have won one title now and we can go on to win more. Once you have one, you are desperate for the second, the third, the fourth, and it will be the same with us.“We won the Premier League this season. Why shouldn’t we believe we can win it in years to come, too?“We will be even better next season, I am certain of that. We had a lot of new players getting to know each other this year. We want to keep going.“It is fundamental to carry on winning. We will have more power next season, obviously. We will just keep getting stronger and better.”City’s maiden Champions League campaign last season ended in elimination in the group stage, and Aguero – son-in-law of Argentinian legend Diego Maradona – believes the club’s exploits in the competition next term will be vital to shaping their reputation on the world stage.“It is important for the club that we do well in the Champions League next season,” Aguero said.“That is crucial if we are to show we are a power on the world stage.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Cisse hit with SEVEN-match ban!

first_img1 Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been handed a seven-match ban from the Football Association over his involvement in a spitting incident with Jonny Evans on Wednesday.The Senegal striker accepted a charge from the governing body after he was alleged to have spat towards the Manchester United defender.The ban is one match more than the standard tariff for spitting, due to Cisse being sent off earlier in the season.Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley said: “Both ourselves and Papiss agree that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable. In life, when you do something wrong you have to front up, admit your mistakes and accept the punishment. “Papiss was proactive this morning in making a full and heartfelt apology, which he did in advance of any notification from the FA regarding this charge. This was something he felt strongly about and we fully support him in quickly accepting the charge.“Papiss is known to many of our region’s schools, community groups and junior football teams for his involvement in the work of the Newcastle United Foundation. He has this evening expressed to us his strong desire to engage in additional community activities during the period of his ban. “He is particularly keen to use his position as a role model to encourage young and influential fans to engage in sport and learn lessons about the importance of fair play and personal conduct.”Cisse issued an apology on Thursday, while Evans denied intentionally spitting towards the forward.last_img read more

PUNDIT OPINION: Why Jose Mourinho is not on the same level as Pep Guardiola…

first_imgDanny Murphy claims Pep Guardiola will always have the edge on Jose Mourinho as the managerial rivals prepare to meet in Thursday’s Manchester derby.City boss Guardiola and United counterpart Mourinho have a bitter rivalry dating back to their time in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.They are widely regarded as two of the best managers in the modern game, and have won a similar number of major honours.But, for Murphy, Guardiola will always be number one – and he explained just why on talkSPORT.“Pep has been there and done it as a player and a manager,” said the former Liverpool and England star.“Jose has done it as a manager and is one of the best we’ve ever seen but if you have not done it as a player you have not got quite the same aura about you.“I respect Jose for being a wonderful manager and what he has achieved and he is a very clever man, but I can’t put him on the same pedestal as Pep because Pep has done both.”Manchester City v Manchester United is LIVE on talkSPORT – CLICK HERE for information on how to tune in via the radio.last_img read more

Newcastle ‘ready to break transfer record’ with January move for Galatasaray ace

first_img1 Galatasaray star Badou Ndiaye is wanted by Newcastle Newcastle are ready to break their transfer record with a January move for Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye, according to reports in Turkey.Michael Owen’s £16.8million switch from Real Madrid in 2005 remains Newcastle’s biggest buy but the Magpies are reportedly lining up an £18m offer for Ndiaye.The 27-year-old came close to joining West Ham in the summer but he instead swapped Osmanlispor for Galatasaray.He has made an impressive start to life at Gala, who do not want to lose the Senegalese midfielder so soon after signing him.However the decision is out of their hands as Ndiaye’s contract contains a £18m minimum fee release clause.And Turkish newspaper Aksam has claimed Newcastle are ready to stump up that figure in a bid to land him when the window opens.Ndiaye has been integral to Galatasaray’s surge to the top of the table, while also playing a key role in Senegal’s qualification for the summer’s World Cup.last_img read more