Laila Ali on gender-breaking ballot for Boxing Hall of Fame

first_imgHiguain, Ronaldo help Juventus beat Leverkusen 3-0 LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak 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 FILE – Laila Ali speaks onstage at Sports Illustrated 2018 Sportsperson of the Year Awards Show on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Rich Polk/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated/AFPCANASTOTA, N.Y. — Laila Ali is among the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the 2020 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.The daughter of Muhammad Ali was joined by 11 others Tuesday for an international panel of voters: Sumya Anani, Regina Halmich, Holly Holm, Susi Kentikian, Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker, Jisselle Salandy, Mary Jo Sanders, Laura Serrano, Ana Maria Torres and Ann Wolfe.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Bernard Hopkins, Shane Mosley and Timothy Bradley are among the dozen boxers added to the men’s modern ballot for 2020. The others are Jorge Arce, Vuyani Bungu, Joel Casamayor, Diego Corrales, Carl Froch, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Antonio Tarver and Israel Vazquez.Balloting results will be announced in December. Induction is June 14 in Canastota, New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Wembley loss embarrassing, says Pochettino

first_imgBut Pochettino, whose side are playing their Champions League home games at the national stadium due to the re-development of White Hart Lane, insists his players do not have a psychological block when playing at Wembley.“We can put a lot of excuses out now. Maybe if I want to put excuses out I can say ‘yes [we do have a psychological block]’, but I don’t want to.”Tell me one place better in the world to play than here? It’s where football was born. If we don’t show the quality, it’s our fault.”“There were 85,000 people supporting us today. It’s embarrassing for me and the players too. For me, we must look at ourselves.”Pochettino added: “We cannot blame Wembley. Wembley for me was fantastic.”“It’s not just about Wembley being bigger. We were poor again and now we need to find the answers in ourselves.”Defeat means Tottenham drop down to third in Group E behind Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen with two games remaining.Pochettino’s side travel to Monaco on November 22 before finishing their campaign back at Wembley against CSKA Moscow, and the Spurs boss thinks his side will need to win both games to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stages.“We must win [in Monaco], if not, forget Champions League. We must win both games, if not, bye bye Champions League.”Tottenham are now without a win in six games in all competitions and they face a difficult game on Sunday against north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.Mousa Dembele is a doubt for the clash at the Emirates after picking up an ankle injury in the defeat to Leverkusen, while Pochettino could still be without Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld.When asked if Kane could start against Arsenal, Pochettino said: “The result doesn’t change our idea.“We said yesterday he might be available, but to play from the beginning is difficult.”And when asked if Alderweireld could be back, he responded: “[It’s] difficult.”-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino insists his players do not have a psychological block when playing at Wembley. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 3- Mauricio Pochettino says it was “embarrassing” for Tottenham to lose 1-0 to Leverkusen in front of 85,000 fans at Wembley in the Champions League.Kevin Kampl struck in the 65th minute to inflict Spurs’ second straight defeat at Wembley and leave their Champions League last 16 hopes hanging in the balance.last_img read more