Reigning champion Cignal booked a return flight to the semifinals as it clobbered Cocolife, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference on Saturday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis got the job done as she spearheaded the HD Spikers to a clean sweep of the preliminaries. Daquis finished with 15 points built on 13 attacks, two blocks and seven digs.ADVERTISEMENT Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After taking the first two sets in convincing fashion, the HD Spikers lost steam in the third set as they trailed the Asset Managers, 11-15.But the HD Spikers used their experience to overtake the Asset Managers, 21-19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “Rachel was really very eager to win this game for us. She played in beast mode and carried the team,” said Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga, noting that he fired up his wards by reminding them the importance of the game.“We came in a bit relaxed because our opponent is already out of contention and then we realized that we could not afford to lose this game because we might blow our opportunity for outright semifinals.”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’National pool member Mylene Paat scattered 10 kills and six blocks for 16 points while Mumay Vivas notched six hits and playmaker Acy Masangkay made 21 excellent sets for the HD Spikers, who also drew impressive game from seasoned libero Jheck Dionela.Cignal will take a one-week break while waiting for its foe in the knockout semifinals. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 4th annual walk, job, wheel event takes place this Saturday, July 23rd, in an effort to raise $5000 dollars for those who need medical flights.Darlene Thomas and Alicia Calder are the organizers. Last year, 638 Fort St. John residents received flights for medical care. The goal of $5000 will give another 20 flights to those who need it the most.For those that do participate, Hope Air is a recognized charity and any donations over $10 will receive a receipt.- Advertisement -Fore more information on the event, contact Darlene Thomas at 250-785-6488 or 778-256-5474.
FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Keith Thurman speaks during a news conference for an upcoming fight in New York. Thurman has been limited to fight fan instead of fighter for nearly two years, going to bouts but looking up at someone else on the marquee. He’s ready to be the star of the show again.Thurman and Josesito Lopez will fight on Jan. 26 at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK — Keith Thurman has been limited to fight fan instead of fighter for nearly two years, going to bouts but looking up at someone else’s name in lights.He’s ready to be the star of the show again.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The undefeated Thurman returns from a lengthy layoff caused by injuries, defending the one welterweight title he still holds against Josesito Lopez at Barclays Center on Saturday night.“Last several times that I was in here, it was spectating other cards and other shows,” Thurman said. “And it’s just a whole other atmosphere and whole other energy. Twenty-two months since I’ve been in here. I almost forgot what it’s like when it’s your fight week and when you’re the headliner.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFor Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs), that was March 4, 2017, when he edged Danny Garcia in a split decision in Brooklyn to unify the 147-pound titles. He had surgery two months later to remove bone spurs from his elbow. When he resumed training after a lengthy recovery, he hurt his left hand.He says he probably could have returned last year, but opted to wait until the new year for what he felt was a fresh start. He had to give up the WBC belt he won in the Garcia fight that Shawn Porter has since won because of his inactivity, but he is still recognized as the WBA champion. In the co-main event televised on Fox, Adam Kownacki (18-0, 14 KOs), born in Poland but based in Brooklyn, faces veteran Gerald Washington (19-2-1, 12 KOs). Washington previously challenged Deontay Wilder for his heavyweight title.Thurman will try to show he’s the fighter whose knockout power earned him the nickname “One Time.” He said he’s healthy and ready, and Lopez is expecting to see an opponent not slowed by ring rust.“I just know that I’ve prepared for the best Keith Thurman that I’ve seen,” Lopez said. “I’m at championship level and I’m going to prove that on Saturday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Frustrated that he couldn’t get a straight answer from doctors about how long the elbow surgery rehabilitation would take, Thurman is hesitant to make any promises. He thinks he’ll fight twice this year, though won’t guarantee it. The only thing he’ll say is neither fight would be against Errol Spence or Terence Crawford, the other two welterweight champions who have emerged as the stars of the division while Thurman was sidelined.“If we fight a champion, we’re only fighting the WBC because that champion is me,” Thurman said. “I was the champion. I want to reunify my titles before going after the champions that I’ve never faced before and this reason is because I was the unified champion of the world. When Keith Thurman steps in the ring and faces one of those fighters, there will be my two titles on the line plus their one title.“Once you get a taste of a certain status, you kind of get used to it. I want to get that status back before going above and beyond.”First he has to get past Lopez (36-7, 19 KOs), who lost to Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana and Andre Berto. He defeated Victor Ortiz.“I’m always in tough battles, but I don’t shy away from them,” Lopez said. “I know I’m in a tough fight this weekend, but I’m more than ready for it.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The smog cover in the capital caused cancellation of the first day’s play in two Ranji Trophy games here with players complaining of irritation in eyes and breathing problems.The matches cancelled were group A league encounter between Bengal and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla and group C match at Karnail Singh Stadium between Tripura and Hyderabad.While poor light has been a reason for play being called off, it’s a rarity that players from both teams complain of burning eyes and breathing problem even when the light had considerably improved for an hour in the afternoon.The post-Diwali smog, leading to low visibility and poor air quality, led to multiple inspections but health of the players was paramount for the match officials.At Kotla, both Manoj Tiwary and Parthiv Patel went out for toss but match referee P Ranganathan along with umpires Virender Sharma and Krishnamachari Bharathan decided against it.At 4 pm, umpires officially called off after multiple inspections.Bengal coach Sairaj Bahutule said: “The players were complaining that they were having burning sensation in their eyes. It’s bad out there.”In fact Bengal bowling coach Ranadeb Bose was wearing a mask due to toxic air.One of the DDCA officials told PTI: “The players also complained of breathing problems. If you stay out there for an hour, the air that you inhale will cause irreparable damage to the lungs.”The situation in Delhi is so bad that there is prediction of smog continuing and little cricket being played.advertisement
Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a strikerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn admits Mum isn’t crazy about having another keeper in the family.Like most kids, he started out dreaming of being a striker but was put between the sticks as a nine-year-old. Yet, if his mum had had her way, she would have stopped the Southampton goalie following in dad Bryan’s footsteps.Gunn Jnr told the Mirror: “I was on trial playing outfield at Norwich City for the Under-9s, the keeper got injured. Someone gave me the gloves and after that session, someone else told me to bring the gloves next time and focus on being a goalkeeper.“After the session when they told me to be a keeper, my dad got home, told my mum and I don’t think she was very pleased. She was like, ‘I’ve dealt with you for 20 years – I don’t need another goalkeeper!’“But it happened, she accepted it and I think she’s fine with it now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State’s Cardale Jones accomplished a great deal in 2014-2015, ascending from a third-string signal-caller to the starting quarterback for a team that won the Big Ten title, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football National Championship Game behind his leadership. It looks like he can add one more accolade to his repertoire too – an official congratulatory letter from Ohio House of Representatives member Bill Patmon.Patmon wrote to Jones, and used the QB’s nickname “12 Gauge” in the header, to congratulate him on his accomplishments. Jones posted a photo of the letter on Twitter.Cardale “12Gauge” Jones pic.twitter.com/ErDzXLqV6A— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) February 23, 2015Ironically, it’s not even a sure bet that Jones will be starting for the Buckeyes in 2015. There’s no word on whether Patmon also wrote to J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller.
NFL Draft 2017The 2016 NFL Draft’s first round was dominated by Ohio State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Florida. Those four were the only college football programs to have multiple players selected during the draft’s first day. Ohio State had five, Ole Miss had three and Notre Dame and Florida had two. Which programs are expected to have the most first rounders in 2017? Using Walter Football’s 2017 mock draft, here are the programs projected to have the best first round next year. LSU Expected total: 7RB Leonard FournetteS Jamal AdamsCB Tre’Davious WhiteOL Ethan PocicDE Lewis NealWR Malachi DupreDL Davon GodchauxClemson Expected total: 2QB Deshaun WatsonWR Mike WilliamsFlorida Expected total: 2LB Jarrad DavisCB Jalen TaborFlorida State Expected total: 2RB Dalvin CookOT Roderick JohnsonGeorgia Expected total: 2RB Nick ChubbOL Greg PykeOhio State Expected total: 2LB Raekwon McMillanOL Pat ElfleinTennessee Expected total: 2DE Derek BarnettLB Jalen Reeves-MaybinTexas A&M Expected total: 2DE Myles GarrettDB Armani WattsUSC Expected total: 2Juju Smith-SchusterAdoree Jackson[Walter Football]
The Ohio State football program is adding a fourth field to its outdoor practice facilities and lights for nighttime practices.The new practice field will be made of the same artificial FieldTurf used in Ohio Stadium and will have the same markings.The existing three-field practice layout consists of two natural grass fields and one with FieldTurf. Because the Buckeyes always use at least two fields during practice, the addition of the second turf field ensures that they won’t have to risk tearing up one of the grass fields during bad-weather practices.But this insurance won’t be needed anytime soon because OSU has no games on grass fields in the 2010 regular season. As such, coach Jim Tressel said the team won’t practice on either of the grass fields all year.However, the team will utilize the practice lights, as it has night games against Marshall at home for the season-opener and at Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tressel said he has been asking athletic director Gene Smith for lighted practice fields for years.Despite revenues of more than $60 million each year, the football program needed a $5 million donation from the Harmon family of Toledo to complete the $5.2 million Practice Facility Renovation Project.The ongoing first phase will be finished by June 13, when OSU sports camps begin. The second phase, which includes lighting and video towers, is scheduled for completion by Aug. 1 and the official start of fall practice.This project will displace the field hockey practice field, which will be moved to the north side of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at a cost of $1.6 million, said Don Patko, associate athletic director for facilities at OSU. The field hockey team’s new field is slated to be done by Aug. 12.Meanwhile, the football program will formally dedicate its new field at 4:30 p.m. Friday, when both Jim Tressel and Gene Smith will speak. It will be an opportunity to show off to recruits coming in town for Saturday’s Spring Game.
Then-senior Berta Queralt (18) battles for the ball during a game against Penn State Oct. 19, 2012, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of FacebookThe Ohio State field hockey team struggled as it finished a road trip to Syracuse, N.Y., with an 0-2 record.The Buckeyes fell short to No. 7 Massachusetts Saturday and then again Sunday to No. 6 Syracuse. Both games ended with a score of 1-0. Although the team came out on the losing end in both games, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said it was not due to their efforts.“We played great field hockey overall,” Wilkinson said. “We just couldn’t put the ball in the net.”Both games were scoreless in the first half, but the Buckeyes gave up a single second half goal in each, falling to 2-4 on the year.During Sunday’s match, junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux had eight saves against Syracuse. After back-to-back saves by Lemieux, Syracuse was able to score on a penalty corner with just over four minutes to go in the game.Wilkinson said she was impressed with her goalkeeper, but wishes the team could have taken advantage of the defense it played.“I think we had great defense,” Wilkinson said. “Sarah (Lemieux) had a lot of great saves during crucial times.”Lemieux said the defense as whole played well, despite the losses.“I thought we played solid defense the whole weekend. We made huge efforts to tackle to ball and stop them from scoring.”In Saturday’s match UMass outshot the Buckeyes 10-8. OSU had more opportunities with the penalty corners, 6-5, but could not capitalize on them to finish the game.The match against Syracuse was much more one-sided, despite the Orange failing to open the scoring until the 66th minute. The home side out shot the Buckeyes 20-6, including 9 shots on goal.Sophomore midfield Emma Royce provided the best chance in the first half for the Buckeyes but was denied by the Syracuse sophomore goalkeeper Jess Jecko.OSU is set to take on Miami(Ohio) Wednesday in Oxford at 5:30 p.m.
FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa has revealed that he wants Iker Casillas to stay with the club for next seasonThe former Spain international has been with the Primeira Liga leaders since July 2015 and is set to be released at the end of the current season due to his wages being too high for the club to maintain.But Diario AS has now been reported that Casillas, who has recently regained his place as Porto’s first-choice goalkeeper earlier this season, is willing to lower his wage demands in an effort to remain with the club beyond his current deal.“Of course, we want Casillas to stay with us,” said Pinto da Costa, according to Football-Espana.Sergio Ramos targets 200 games after equalling Spain record Andrew Smyth – September 9, 2019 Sergio Ramos plans to play international football “for many more years” to reach 200 appearances for Spain after equalling Iker Casillas’ record.“We are happy that Iker is at the club, he is a great goalkeeper and a great person, he has demonstrated that he is a major player for us.“I cannot guarantee that he would stay, but I would like it if he did.”AS has also reported that Casillas is not short of interest with clubs in America, the UAE, China and Mexico all heavily interested in securing the 36 year-old’s services.