ONE: Unfazed Kingad looks to exploit holes in Johnson’s defense

first_imgLOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ The 24-year-old prodigy out of Team Lakay, however, insists he is ready if this match goes into deep waters. “I’m always ready no matter how many rounds we go. Our training isn’t just for three or five rounds, it’s for 10. We always train for more rounds than we’re scheduled for,” Kingad said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I will be able to show the result of training at high altitude, the unconventional training that we do, and our routine runs where we improve our cardio,” he added. “I hope to show everyone that Baguio is a world-class destination to train.”The Sadanga, Mountain Province native knows Johnson has been nearly untouchable in his illustrious, hall-of-fame worthy career. But the Filipino is confident he can exploit the gaps in the American athlete’s game.  View comments Andy Murray wins 2nd singles match since return from hip surgery Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing downcenter_img LATEST STORIES Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees ‘People evacuated on their own’ “It doesn’t matter who the underdog or the favorite is, because I believe all of us athletes train well with the goal of winning.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Danny Kingad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDanny “The King” Kingad  is ready to mix up the flyweight division rankings when he takes on 12-time flyweight world champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the historic ONE: Century. The pair tangle in a three-round contest in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final on October 13 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna “I think his defenses can be attacked. He’s a very technical fighter with incredible stamina, and he usually gets his way in matches – which lead to unanimous decisions favoring him,” Kingad said.“Even if he has never been stopped, he lost matches when he wasn’t able to assert his dominance.”Kingad has long-expected this showdown with arguably the greatest athlete in mixed martial arts history, and he is excited to get the opportunity to conquer the flyweight division for the longest time. The 24-year-old might be coming in as the underdog, but he knows when the Circle door closes it is going to be even footing from there.“Ever since he came over to join ONE Championship, I knew that I would have to face him one day, so I’ve always trained hard to prepare for this day,” Kingad said.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

Revived Re-Union take on champs Tusker

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, January 27- Re- Union football club one of the oldest clubs in Kenya, that was among the top three sides along archrivals Gor Mahia and AFC in its hey day will play league champions Tusker on Sunday as it continues its revival.The match at City Stadium will witness the 1964 league champions entertain the current crown holders as Re, who were the first Kenyan side to win the East and Central African Club Champions Cup in 1976 and went on to retain it in 1977 take the tentative steps of re-establishing themselves.New club chairman, Joseph Mboss has pledged to sustain the club’s ideals of playing attacking football and giving young players a chance that endeared them to fans across the ethnic divide. Re held their annual general meeting on January 8 where Mboss was elected to lead the revival of the club that became moribund in the mid 2000s after the death of long serving chairman, Mark Ageng.Charles Omollo Tude (vice-chair), Henry Otieno (secretary), Thaddeus Oduor (vice-secretary), Omondi Omollo (treasurer), Dr. Richard Arina and Hashim Sheobo (both members) were also elected to the executive committee.Re capped a memorable 1964 season by famously beating The Ethiopian national team who were the then African Champions and had Prime Minister, Raila Odinga in their squad for that year.In their chequered history before they were rocked by financial problems that crippled the side at the turn of the millennium, Re produced some of the country’s most famous football sons including legendary goal keeper James Siang’a, ace winger Eric Omonge and striker Charles Ochieng rated among the best headers of the ball.On Saturday, Gor their arch rivals for the vast Nyanza fan base, take on Sudan’s El Merreikh at Nyayo National Stadium in a high profile friendly as they prepare for the CAF Confederations Cup. Derbies between Re and Gor used to decide the destination of the league title in the 60s and 70s.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester United forward a shock target for Turkish giants Galatasaray

first_img1 Danny Welbeck in action for Manchester United Galatasaray are plotting a shock move for Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck.Reports emerged over the weekend that new United boss Louis van Gaal has told the England forward that he can leave the club if his valuation, around £15m, is met.Tottenham, Everton and even Arsenal have been linked with a possible swoop before the window shuts but now Turkish newspaper AMK have claimed that Galatasaray have joined the race.New manager Cesare Prandelli already boasts the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Burak Yilmaz and Hamit Altintop in his star-studded squad and now it has been suggested that he wants Welbeck among his ranks.It is unclear whether the Manchester-born 23-year-old would be willing to move abroad but United would prefer not to sell him to a Premier League rival.Galatasaray qualified for this season’s Champions League by finishing second last term but lost Didier Drogba to Chelsea this summer so need attacking reinforcements.And they are now ready to approach United about a move for Welbeck with a loan or permanent switch possible.last_img read more

Stats: Are Firmino, Salah and Mane better than Suarez, Sterling and Sturridge?

first_imgAt this point, both trios have played an equal amount of league games together and the Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling partnership comes out on top.What’s most impressive in these tables is that Liverpool did not lose a single game 2013/14 season when all three of them started the game. However, Firmino, Salah and Mane have lost twice – against Manchester City and Swansea City – when they have all started.  5 Firmino, Salah and Mane have ran many defences ragged this season 5 5 In recent years we have been treated to some highly potent attacking trios in football. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar or PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar are just a couple of front three’s who have lit up European football, but is a new troublesome trio emerging? Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s devastating forward play has made headlines across the footballing world this campaign. Initially they were nicknamed the ‘Fab Four’ but Barca broke up that band when they acquired Philippe Countinho for £142million in January. Despite the loss of Coutinho, the three have still gone onto torment defences.Firmino, Salah and Mane ripped apart Porto’s helpless defence in Liverpool’s emphatic 5-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie most recently. They also scored a goal apiece in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Manchester City which helped inflict a first Premier League defeat of the season on Pep Guardiola’s side. And Steven Gerrard suggested that the Reds’ current crop is better than the front line of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling that the former Liverpool captain played alongside. Gerrard cited a ‘better blend’ of attacking football between Firmino, Salah and Mane as his reason behind his judgment, but how do the stats of both trios in Premier League games read? The 2013/14 crop also come out on top in terms of goals scored and a combined goals per game average.However, there are still eleven games left in the 2017/18 season, so Firmino, Salah and Mane have the opportunity to increase their tallies and boost the goals per game average too. Both trios have the same overall assists average of 0.25 per game but the 2017/18 three have the opportunity to increase that from now until the end of the season. Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling arguably had the better impact but there is still potentially more to come from Firmino, Salah and Mane and the stats could make for completely different reading in May.last_img read more

Freeway closing due again

first_imgAGUA DULCE – A stretch of the Antelope Valley Freeway will be closed again Sunday morning in an ongoing stabilization project. Southbound lanes will be closed from 4 to 9 a.m. from Agua Dulce Canyon Road in Agua Dulce to Soledad Canyon Road/Shadow Pines Boulevard in Canyon Country. Detours will be posted. The northbound freeway will be closed from 6 to 9 a.m. at the same location. The state Department of Transportation is stabilizing a slope above the freeway between Soledad Canyon Road and Escondido Canyon Road. The $12.6 million project involves cutting back the slope and installing retention systems using cable net or wire mesh. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Savage’ – Chelsea fans love Sarri’s answer when asked about his future

first_img PREMIER LEAGUE LATEST Heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Arsenal, coupled with the Blues fans’ vitriolic abuse of Sarri’s methods, put the 60-year-old in a precarious predicament prior to Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Manchester City.The 4-3 penalty shootout loss was overshadowed by Kepa’s refusal to be substituted, resulting in the world’s most expensive goalkeeper dropping to the bench in Wednesday’s win over Tottenham.And when asked by The Sun’s Andy Dillon about his future, Sarri simply replied: “How is your future? Is the Sun happy with you or not?”Despite all the doubts surrounding the former Napoli man, it is clear to see he has not lost his sense of humour. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Sarri showed he is not feeling the pressure at Chelsea no dice shining gameday cracker Sarri asked about his future by @andydillon70: “How is your future? Is the Sun happy with you or not?” #CFC #CHETOT pic.twitter.com/wfl3Uxty9O— Enock Kobina Essel (@kobinaessel39) February 27, 2019 Maurizio Sarri laughed off any speculation about his future after watching his side beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 on Wednesday.The Italian’s decision to drop goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was vindicated by the win over their London rivals which strengthens his position as head coach. REVEALED Good for him— Utd fan (@NGS1982) February 27, 2019 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow The result leaves Chelsea in sixth in the league, two points off Manchester United but with a game in hand.See what fans had to say about Sarri’s ingenious answer below! Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Caballero did not have a shot to worry about in the Chelsea goal Love this reply 😩😩😩 ; Sarri Issa Savage— Exclusively Chelsea (@chelseaxclusive) February 27, 2019 deals REVEALED getty 2 Sarri asked about his future by @andydillon70: Sarri: “How is your future? Is the Sun happy with you or not?” 😂😂😂#Sarristuff #CFC pic.twitter.com/lgj6cuHbOV— Sarri Stuff (@SarriStuff) February 27, 2019 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LOOOOOOOOOOL— Big Ak (@CFCAk) February 27, 2019last_img read more

Holiday World Opens Saturday with new Firecracker ride

first_imgVisitors this season will also notice:·         New Holidog’s Treehouse play structure for children of all abilities·         New Pick Your Price online ticket discounts, with savings up to $20 per ticket·         International high-dive champion Cesilie Carlton will return to perform in the Dive! show·         Additional free soft drink stations·         New menu and “watch us make your meal” service at the Alamo·         New slide tower for Watubee family water attractionBoth Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari are in the running for Best Park status in a current USA Today poll, which runs through May 22. (Links to vote: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-amusement-park/holiday-world-santa-claus-ind/ and http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-outdoor-water-park-2017/splashin-safari-santa-claus-ind/)Holiday World begins its 71st season on April 29; Splashin’ Safari’s opening day is May 11. Check out the contest section at wslmradio.com for chances to win Holiday World tickets. Holiday World opens for its 71st season on Saturday, with a new (to the park) family ride.Last fall, park officials decided to restore a classic Calypso ride that delighted riders at another park long ago.“There are only a handful of these rides left in North America,” says park president Matt Eckert. “Restoring this ride for future generation to enjoy took a lot of research and months of work, but it was a labor of love. We just know families will add Firecracker to their ‘must ride’ list for each visit.”last_img read more

Denis O’Brien loses High Court case against State over comments made by Donegal TD

first_imgSinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has welcomed the High Court ruling that it cannot interfere with utterances made in the Dáil about Denis O’Brien.Denis O’Brien is the largest shareholder of Independent News & Media, of which the Irish Independent is the flagship publication.O’Brien brought a case to the High Court regarding the separation of the House of the Oireachtas and the justice system. He attempted to sue the Dáil Committee on Procedures and Privileges and the State due to comments made by TDs Pearse Doherty and Catherine Murphy about O’Brien’s financial affairs. O’Brien’s senior counsel, Michael Cush, said that the comments made breached confidentiality regarding O’Brien’s personal banking details.Cush argued that these comments led to the Oireachtas straying into the domain of the judicial system before the courts had made an official adjudication on the matter, with he argues violates article 15.13 of the Irish Constitution. Article 15.13 of the Constitution asserts that TDs and Senators “shall not, in respect of any utterance in either house, be amenable to any court or an authority other than the house itself.”Doherty and Murphy’s comments were made in May and June 2015. Doherty asserted that O’Brien attempted to extend loan agreements worth €315 million with the liquidators of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) three times before the fourth was accepted in 2013. IBRC is the state-owned company which took over Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide during the recession.Similarly Murphy drew attention to the ‘extremely favourable interest rates’ O’Brien received from the IBRC. O’Brien was given a platform by the Irish Times in which he writes that “some of the media in Ireland has become more and more vicious and invasive” and mentioned that he sought his solicitors to place an immediate injunction preventing RTÉ from reporting on his banking affairs – which ultimately cost the tax-payer €110 million.Speaking after the ruling was made Teachta Doherty said;“This ruling is very welcome as it vindicates both myself and Teachta Catherine Murphy and makes it clear that our comments, made under Dáil privilege, did not affect the outcome of his case against RTÉ.“The only information I put on the Dáil record at that time was information that was in the public interest. In fact I had other information that I decided not to put into the public domain because, in my view, it is not in the public interest.“This judgement now provides absolute clarity and lifts the concerns of TDs of raising issues of national importance.” by Elaine McCalligDenis O’Brien loses High Court case against State over comments made by Donegal TD was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:court casedaildenis o brienHIGH COURTPearse Dohertylast_img read more

O’Mahony says hard work is key if Leitrim are to be successful again

first_imgFirmly in the spotlight.John O’Mahony watches his side slide to defeatLeitrim selector John O’Mahony says that the squad are setting only short-term goals for the season ahead.The Mayo native led Leitrim to their last Connacht Championship win back in 1994 and has re-joined the county this year as part of Brendan Guckian’s management team.Speaking at last night’s launch of the Leitrim Supporters Club in Croke Park, O’Mahony said that the squad will have tough obstacles to overcome once again in the year ahead…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/John-OMahony-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Also at last night’s event, county chairman Terence Boyle stressed that strengthening the clubs in the county, particularly in terms on underage coaching, is the focus for the County Board going forward…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Terence-Boyle-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Leitrim face Sligo in their final FBD League game of the season on Sunday.That game throws-in at 2pm on Sunday in Tourlestrane, though Galway have already secured top spot in the group ahead of their game against GMIT tonight.Leitrim’s U21s are also in action tonight – they face Longford in Newtownforbes at 8pm in the Hastings Cup semi-finals.last_img read more

Greg Minnaar: SA’s downhill mountain biking legend

first_imgHometown hero Greg Minnaar is only the third person in history to win a world championship on home soil. Photo: Darren Goddard / Gameplan Media By Brad Morgan9 September 2013It has been almost a week and I still get a buzz out of it. Just thinking back or watching YouTube videos brings a smile to my face. You see, I was there on Sunday, 1 September, when South Africa’s Greg Minnaar blasted his way to victory in the downhill at the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.That victory made him a three-time world champion. He’s also a three-time runner-up in the World Championships. In addition, Minnaar has won the overall World Cup title three times and finished as runner-up four times. He has more World Cup podium finishes than anyone in history.All of those achievements put him in the conversation as one of South Africa’s greatest sportsmen ever.Other stars that come to mind include golf legend Gary Player; cricket all-rounder Jacques Kallis; batsmen Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards; rugby’s Danie Gerber, Naas Botha and Frik du Preez; swimmers Natalie du Toit and Penny Heyns; boxers “Baby Jake” Matlala and Vic Toweel; and footballers Ace Ntsoelengoe, Lucas Radebe and Kaizer Motaung.You can pick your favourite from whatever sport, but with a record like his, Minnaar has to be in the conversation.Two years ago, Greg Minnaar was a great of downhill racing. By winning two World Championships and finishing runner-up in the World Cup twice since, he has become a legend of the sport.France’s Nicolas Vouilloz is the only other man in the conversation when it comes to the greatest downhill racer of all time – although Australia’s Sam Hill is a narrow third. Vouilloz won the World Championships a record seven times and topped the World Cup standings five times. At first glance, this trumps Minnaar’s achievements, but Vouilloz was dominant mostly in the sport’s early days, when the competition was not as tough as it is today.It’s the old story of it being difficult comparing athletes from different eras. Take the example of Sir Donald Bradman, by common consensus the greatest cricketer of all time. His batting average of 99.94 is way ahead of the number two man on the list, Graeme Pollock, who averaged 60.97. Yet only a fool would believe Bradman could achieve such dominance in this day and age.It was Minnaar who brought to an end Vouilloz’s run of five World Championship downhill titles in six years back in 2003. It took him another nine years before he won a second rainbow-striped jersey, but in that time he narrowly missed out three times, when he finished second, and won three World Cup overall titles.To my mind, the way Minnaar wins reminds me of Roger Federer. The man from Pietermaritzburg is tall at 1.90m (6 foot 3), but he has a grace and technical brilliance, even in the pursuit of speed, that stands out and confirms his status as special.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Minnaar: one of South Africa’s greatslast_img read more