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Warner slams unbeaten 93 as Sunrisers reach IPL final

first_img FOUR FOURS Earlier, Bravo hit a cameo 20 off 10 deliveries with four fours to help Lions get up to 162 for seven off their 20 overs, after they were sent in. Australian Aaron Finch top-scored with 50 off 32 balls while New Zealander Brendon McCullum struggled for 32 off 29 deliveries. Smith, batting at number six, made just one before cutting a long hop from Aussie seamer Ben Cutting to Shikhar Dhawan at point, at 83 for five in the 13th over. Sunrisers will now take on Chris Gayle’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in tomorrow’s final. NEW DELHI, India (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo bowled a poor penultimate over, and Australian star David Warner capitalised, to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad into the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with an exciting four-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions in the final play-off game here yesterday. Chasing 163 for victory at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Sunrisers reached their target with four balls to spare, with captain and opener Warner stroking a sublime, unbeaten 93. The game was in the balance with Sunrisers requiring 24 runs at the start of the 19th over but Bravo conceded 19 runs, to squander any advantage Lions had. Up until then, the Trinidadian had bowled superbly to grab two for 13 for his first three overs of medium pace. Bravo scored 18 from 20 balls and picked up two wickets for 14 runs. But Warner smashed the first and fourth deliveries for off-side boundaries as Bravo provided generous room outside off-stump, and Bipul Sharma virtually secured the result when he carted the final delivery of the over for a straight six.With five needed from the last over, Warner punched the first two balls to the square boundary to achieve victory. All told, Warner struck 11 fours and three sixes off 58 balls, an innings that rallied Sunrisers after they slumped to 84 for five in the 13th over.last_img read more

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60m PB for Thompson

first_img   Thompson held off teammate and Olympian  Christania Williams who finished a close second in 7.05. Audra Segree took third in 7.27.     “I didn’t know that I ran that fast and I am extremely pleased. I can’t wait for the Birmingham  Indoor meet next month,”  Thompson said.   Julian Forte topped the men’s event in 6.55 ahead of  Kevean Smith (6.60) Michael Campbell,  third in 6.63. Double Olympic sprint champion, Elaine Thompson, made a smashing start to her 2017 campaign after running a personal best (PB) 7.02 seconds to win the women’s 60 metres at  the  Queen’s Grace Jackson meet inside the National Stadium this evening.last_img read more

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ONE: Suzuki makes quick work of PH’s Pacio

first_imgSuzuki had early control of the match and eventually slapped a rear-naked choke on Pacio as the Filipino tapped out 3:17 into the first round.Pacio was supposed to vie for the title once more, after losing his first championship match against Yoshitaka Naito, in the event of a win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES Boku spoils Kelly’s ONE Championship return Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hayato Suzuki vs Joshua Pacio. in their ONE Championship bout in Macau. PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMACAU—Hayato Suzuki derailed Joshua Pacio’s title aspirations after scoring a quick victory in their strawweight clash in ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors Saturday at Cotai Arena here.The Japanese is still undefeated and improved to 17-0-2 while Pacio slipped to 9-2 and his second loss in three fights.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: Anthony sees no problem playing power forward with Thunder

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Maliksi’s scoring prowess delivering results for Blackwater Carmelo Anthony (7)  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)After laughing off a reporter’s query as to whether he’s willing to come off the bench for his new team, Carmelo Anthony said he had no problem sliding to the power forward position for the Oklahoma City Thunder.The team’s head coach, Billy Donovan, recently made it known that the 33-year-old superstar would indeed be filling in at the four position full-time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I have no problem with playing the four,” Anthony, who mostly suited up at small forward for much of his 14-year NBA career, told ESPN’s Royce Young. “I actually like that, I actually embrace that. And for this team, I think it will be better.”Although he has never considered himself a typical “stretch four,” the 10-time NBA All-Star said he’s used to playing the position, citing his earlier years with the Denver Nuggets as an example.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ve been playing the four almost all my career,” he added. “Even in Denver…we kinda started going playing that small ball, putting me at the four, picking up the pace. We kind of started that.”The move comes as no shock to most fans, as the Thunder also managed to land superstar Paul George in the off season, who would likely take up the small forward slot. Anthony’s strong physique would also help ease his transition better, as George was not really fond of playing the four during some stretches when he was with the Indiana Pacers.Still, Anthony relishes the chance to play for a legitimate contender and credits today’s “position-less” basketball for allowing him to pair up with both George and Russell Westbrook.“Now, it’s just whoever,” he said. “You have two-guards playing center now, guys 6-foot-5 playing center. So, it really doesn’t matter at what position it is, what spot out there, as long as you fill those spots.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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GALLERY: F2 Logistics captures PSL Grand Prix crown

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Perez dedicates PSL title, MVP award to fallen brother Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net,ADVERTISEMENT 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 Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

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Blazers clip Tamaraws to remain unbeaten in Filoil

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde remained unbeaten in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after slipping past Far Eastern University, 80-73, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Justin Gutang powered the Blazers with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals to improve to 3-0 in Group B.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Ursula slightly weakens, expected out of PAR by Saturday PLAY LIST 05:52Typhoon Ursula slightly weakens, expected out of PAR by Saturday00:50Trending Articles02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo02:14Carpio 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The scores:ST. BENILDE 80 — Gutang 27, Leutcheu 13, Dixon 12, Naboa 9, Haruna 7, Pasturan 5, Domingo 4, Carlos 3, Young 0, Belgica 0, Velasco 0, Pagulayan 0.FEU 73 — Tolentino 16, Comboy 10, Tuffin 9, Ebona 8, Cani 7, Escoto 5, Bayquin 5, Orizu 4, Parker 3, Inigo 3, Bienes 3, Ramirez 0, Nunag 0, Stockton 0.Quarters: 22-17, 38-39, 56-57, 80-73.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Balkman comes full circle, rejoins Beermen in PBA Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu also pumped 13 points, 14 boards, and four assists, while Edward Dixon got 12points and four rebounds in the win.St. Benilde took advantage of FEU’s erratic offense, turning the Tamaraws’ 21 turnovers to 23 points in its favor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownArvin Tolentino paced FEU with 16 points on 3-of-9 shooting from three, on top of nine rebounds, while Wendell Comboy got 10.The Tamaraws suffered their first defeat in the summer tournament after winning their first three games. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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Troubled Spain meets rival Portugal and Ronaldo at World Cup

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film But Rubiales, the newly elected federation president, didn’t like the timing of Madrid’s surprise announcement on Tuesday and decided to take the drastic measure of firing the coach. He said that winning was important but not as much as maintaining the federation’s values.“I talked to the players and they have shown their commitment to do everything they can to take the national team as far as possible in this tournament,” Rubiales said. “This is already in the past. We are moving forward.”Hierro, a former national team player and Real Madrid captain, is taking on his first major coaching job. He was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left the post in 2014, and coached second-division club Real Oviedo two seasons ago.“I only have one year of experience with Oviedo and one year of experience as an assistant coach,” Hierro said. “(But) I’ve been near a ball for 30 years.”FAVORITE VS. CANDIDATEADVERTISEMENT Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, plays the ball with teammates during the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SOCHI, Russia — Compared to Spain’s coaching chaos, the distractions created by Cristiano Ronaldo have become almost meaningless for Portugal.Spain will play its opening World Cup match against the European champions on Friday with a coach who has been on the job for only two days. Fernando Hierro, a former national team player who had been acting as the national team’s sports director in Russia, will coach the squad following the Spanish federation’s shocking decision to fire Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “We have to stop thinking about the past and focus on our match against Portugal,” Hierro said Wednesday. “We don’t have time to lament. We have to be mature. We have to change our focus. We have an obligation to do it.”Portugal had been the team dealing with off-the-field distractions ever since Ronaldo hinted after the Champions League final that he was going to leave Madrid. He said he would reveal his plans when he joined the national team, putting the spotlight on himself instead of Portugal’s World Cup preparations, but he was yet to make any announcements.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are in a very difficult situation,” Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales said. “It’s very complicated. I’m not going to come here and say that this was the best solution.”Everything appeared to be running smoothly for Spain, with Lopetegui leading the team on a 20-match unbeaten streak and turning it into a top title contender again after disappointing eliminations from the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship. Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Portugal coach Fernando Santos wants Portugal to keep the same low-key mentality that worked well for the team at Euro 2016.Santos said Portugal can be considered a “candidate” for the title in Russia but it still shouldn’t be included among the top contenders despite being European champions.He said the opener will be the game between the “favorite and the candidate.”Nine of the players who started in the Euro 2016 final against France are back for the World Cup, with the only absences being veteran forward Nani and young midfielder Renato Sanches. In total, 13 players from the Euro 2016 squad are in Russia.LONG RIVALRYThe rivalry between Spain and Portugal goes way back to when the Iberian neighbors fought each other for world domination more than 500 years ago.But their soccer rivalry isn’t as fierce, and this will be only the second time the neighbors meet in soccer biggest event, with Spain holding the advantage of a 1-0 win in the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup.The teams met in the semifinals of Euro 2012, with Spain advancing on penalties, but Portugal got the best of its rival in the group stage of Euro 2004, winning 1-0. The only other time they met in a major competition was at Euro 1984, when the teams drew 1-1 in the group stage. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Already solid on defense, San Beda looks to execute better on offensive end

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez said his players will have their work cut out for them on the offensive end.“As of now we’re good with our defense. We’re a good defensive team but then again, it’s more of making our shots,” said Fernandez after San Beda steamrolled Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-46, on Tuesday.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’“We really have to practice our free throws and execute more.”READ: NCAA: Red Lions smother Generals for 3-0 start  MOST READ San Beda’s offense, however, is a different story. The Lions shot just 34 percent from the field and 47 percent from the free throw line where they made only 11 out of their 23 attempts.The low number of assists per game is also a cause of concern for Fernandez.“Hopefully, as the elimination goes on we’ll be able to have more than 14 assists because right now we have five, 10 and nine so hopefully, we can improve on that.” 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH chef de mission says SBP still has time to reconsider Asian Games pullout Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As fearsome as San Beda has been early in the NCAA Season 94, what’s frightening is the Red Lions still have a lot of room for improvement.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Red Lions have been topnotch defensively and their ability to clamp down on their opponents was on full display against the Generals.San Beda smothered Emilio Aguinaldo College in the third quarter where the Generals only scored eight points.“We kept thinking about how the third quarter is the quarter of EAC so we really had to step it up,” said Fernandez, who also pointed out that the Generals once scored 39 points in the third quarter in a loss to Lyceum earlier this season.READ: Red Lions relish challenge of all comers as NCAA opensThe Generals also had trouble taking care of the ball with the Lions all over them as they turned it over 29 times.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Stags have bad day, lose thrice in a single NCAA playdate

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Mocon and Kwekuteye split a 20-point fourth-quarter effort as the Lions outscored the Stags by 12 for a sixth straight victory that kept them nipping at the heels of unbeaten Lyceum’s 7-0 slate.San Sebastian slid to 3-6 but then dropped two more games to fall to 1-8 after the Stags were slapped a two-game forfeiture by the league because of an infraction by suspended standout RK Ilagan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ilagan was slapped a three-game suspension for playing in another league, according to NCAA Mancom chair Frank Gusi of host Perpetual Help.Gusi also revealed that San Sebastian board representative Fr. Glyn Ortega has already withdrawn their appeal and slapped Ilagan a three-game suspension themselves. St. Benilde and Jose Rizal, which both lost to San Sebastian, benefited from the decision and improved to 4-3 and 1-6, respectively.“The NCAA’s action on this incident, including the sanctions imposed, is in accordance with the existing NCAA Manual of Operations and with the best interest of the league and the discipline of student athletes in mind,” Gusi said in a statement.In the other game, Perpetual Help leaned on the duo of Kim Aurin and Nigerian Prince Eze as it overcame Mapua, 74-68, to grab solo third spot.Aurin, a transferee from Jose Rizal, came through with his best game thus far with 22 points, four rebounds, five assists and five steals while the 6-foot-9 Eze powered his way to 19 points and 19 boards.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan tries to strip San Beda’s Eugene Toba of possession.—AUGUST DELA CRUZIt simply wasn’t San Sebastian’s day. The Stags took a loss on the court and then dropped two more games off it.San Beda drew firepower from Javee Mocon and rookie James Kwekuteye in the fourth quarter as San Beda thwarted San Sebastian, 65-54, Thursday to stay unbeaten in the NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t count golf out, says coach Gibson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Golovkin jabs at ‘clown’ Alvarez at weigh-in

first_imgA planned rematch for May 5 was cancelled after Alvarez twice tested positive for the banned performance enhancer Clenbuterol in February and was subsequently hit with a six-month suspension.Alvarez blamed the test results on eating contaminated meat in his native Mexico.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Asked what he had seen when he looked at Alvarez, Golovkin replied: “I saw he’s like a clown. He is showman. He is not true guy.”A stony-faced Alvarez meanwhile claimed a psychological victory.“I won the weigh-in, and tomorrow I’ll win the fight,” he said.Golovkin, (38-0-1, 34 knockouts), is chasing a record-breaking 21st consecutive defence of his middleweight crown when he faces Alvarez again on Saturday.Saturday’s 12-round battle comes almost a year to the day after the two fighters battled to a controversial draw in their first encounter.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kazakh fighter Golovkin, the defending WBA, WBC and IBO champion, weighed in slightly heavier at 159.6 pounds (72.4 kgs).Mexico’s Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) meanwhile came in at 159.4 pounds, well within the 160lb limit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMembers of both entourages quickly got between the two fighters to head off a physical confrontation after Alvarez appeared to rush towards Golovkin, who didn’t flinch.A relaxed-looking Golovkin later took a verbal jab at his Mexican rival after the face-off. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nike shares at record high after Kaepernick ads (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 14, 2018 pro boxer Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AL BELLOGennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced off for the final time ahead of their eagerly awaited rematch here Friday as they comfortably made the weight for their middleweight grudge match.An ill-tempered confrontation before several thousand fans at the T-Mobile Arena saw a minor scuffle after the two fighters came together after stepping on the scales.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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