Donaire Sr. now in Pacman corner

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Pacquiao will name his strength and conditioning coach soon. Justine Fortune held that job in the last Pacquiao fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tamaraws remain unbeaten; Bulldogs finally score 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 LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nonito Donaire Sr. has been named to the team of Manny Pacquiao to help the Filipino ring icon wrest Argentine Lucas Matthysse’s WBA welterweight title in their clash at Axiata Arena in Malaysia on July 15.“Donaire will serve as one of the assistant coaches,” said Pacquiao, who did two trial rounds with the mitts with the father of former world champion Nonito Jr. It was Donaire Sr. who trained and honed his son, who won world championships in three weight divisions.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img “So far, so good. I am happy with my current team,” said Pacquiao, who took the weekend off to rest and relax.This will be the first time in ages that the 39-year-old Pacquiao will not be handled by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.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 crownPacquiao wants an all-Filipino lineup in his bid to win his 11th world title against an opponent who has recorded stoppages in 36 of 39 wins and has lost only four times in his career.Longtime friend and confidant Buboy Fernandez would still act as head coach along with assistant trainer Nonoy Neri. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READlast_img read more

Mikey Garcia, Easter to unify lightweight belts July 28

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) grew up in nearby Oxnard, but he hasn’t fought in California since 2011. He is moving back down to 135 pounds after defeating light welterweight Sergey Lipinets in March to win a belt in his fourth weight class.“I wanted to get a fight here at home, and it happens to be the biggest fight of my career,” Garcia said. “Right now at lightweight, there’s no bigger challenge than Robert Easter.”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 crownGarcia is considered one of the world’s top pound-for-pound fighters despite taking a 2 1/2-year break from competition between January 2014 and July 2016 while engaging in a dispute with his former promoter, Top Rank.He is 4-0 since returning to regular competition, including a unanimous decision over Adrien Broner last July. With his subsequent victory over Lipinets, Garcia joined Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only boxers to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial ‘A little hope’: Nadal vs Thiem in French Open final Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I’ve been waiting on this for so long,” Easter said. “The best fighting the best. This is what boxing is all about.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 View comments Mikey Garcia, center, smiles and poses for photos after defeating Adrien Broner during a boxing bout Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)LOS ANGELES — Lightweight champions Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr. will meet in a title unification bout July 28 at Staples Center.The unbeaten champs announced their upcoming fight Saturday before Leo Santa Cruz’s rematch with Abner Mares in downtown Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT For all of his accomplishments in his 12-year professional career, the 30-year-old Garcia has never held multiple major championship belts in a weight class.“I could have taken an easier fight than Easter, but that wouldn’t help my legacy,” Garcia said. “This is my first chance to unify a division and to fight another champion.”While Garcia is seeking another career superlative, Easter (21-0, 14 KOs) is looking for a career breakthrough.The Toledo, Ohio, native has held the IBF belt since September 2016. Easter earned a rocky split decision over Javier Fortuna in January after Fortuna came in overweight.Garcia represents a major step forward in competition for the 27-year-old Easter, who will have significant advantages in height and reach.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Duo charged for robbing traffic rank

first_imgTwo men on Thursday appeared in a Georgetown Magistrate’s Court to answer a charge of robbery committed on a traffic rank.Twenty-four-year-old Yullacie Price and 19-year-old Shaheed Hollingsworth, both of Sophia, pleaded not guilty to the joint charge, which stated that on March 31 they robbed Orlando Persaud of a cellular phone valued $50,000 and $3,000 in cash.Price, a vendor, and Hollingsworth, who is unemployed, were accused of robbing the victim, a traffic rank, along Longden Street, Georgetown.The duo reportedly choked Persaud until he lost consciousness, before relieving him of the items and making good their escape. The matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station and the men were arrested.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail on the grounds that the victim positively identified the perpetrators. The prosecutor’s submission was upheld, and both Price and Hollingsworth were remanded to prison until April 12.last_img read more

Chris Ram resigns from Govt post

first_img…says Granger’s blatant violations must be of grave concern to allAttorney-at-Law, eminent Chartered Accountant and vocal social activist Christopher Ram has resigned from his position on Government’s negotiating team for the establishment of a Law School in Guyana.The move by Ram comes a day after another distinguished Guyanese, Major General (rtd) Joseph Singh also resigned from all of his Government posts.Many have since speculated that the move was in retaliation to President David Granger’s snobbish rejection of the nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.Major General (rtd) Singh confirmed his resignation on Wednesday and on Thursday, Ram in a public missive said his resignation was “in support of the heroic and exemplary decision by Major General (Ret’d) Joe Singh to resign from all Government-related posts.”According to Ram, “I am today (Thursday) informing the Attorney General, Mr Basil Williams of my withdrawal from membership of the Planning Committee and de facto leader of the Guyana negotiating team for the establishment of the JOF Haynes Law School.The outspoken activist – critical of both the People’s Progressive Party/Civic and now the coalition Government – Ram in his strongly worded statement said, “While I remain committed to serving my country, I make the clear distinction between Guyana and the Government.”He is of the conviction “the blatant disregard by the Granger Administration for the Constitution, the courts, the principles of good governance and for social cohesion, is a matter which should be of grave concern to all of us who claim respect and love of country.”According to Ram, “Given that the Constitution deems me a fit and proper person makes President Granger’s assessment of me of no import… Indeed, I am fortified in my conviction that his decision is entirely wrong and unconstitutional.”He used the occasion to quip also, “If the truth be told, Mr Williams has been so impressed with my contribution that he asked for my CV to recommend me for a national award… I declined, saying my service was for country, for neither award nor reward.”Ram’s resignation from his Government position is seen as another crippling blow to the David Granger Administration as the fallout continues over the unilateral appointment of Justice (rtd) James Patterson on Thursday last, by the Head of State – in the process ignoring the 18 nominees that were submitted by the Opposition Leader.Singh, a former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), at the time of tendering his resignation was serving as a Special Adviser to President David Granger.Singh, when contacted by <<>>, declined to detail the exact reasons behind his resignation, but noted that he did not wish to continue in the position.“I submitted my request to the Ministry of the Presidency. I told them that I do not wish to continue my contract beyond the one-month mandatory notice that I have to give,” he related, when contacted.“So I’ve given that notice, that one-month notice, during which time I will ensure my portfolio responsibilities are properly handed over,” Singh, also a former Chairman of GECOM and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, said.Since the resignation of Dr Steve Surujbally last year, there has been an intense search for the next GECOM Chairman. As per the Constitution, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had submitted three lists of six nominees each to the President.Major General Singh, who has held several positions over the years, including Guyana Telephone Telegraph Chief Executive Officer (CEO), was included on the third list of nominees submitted on August 25. The other nominees were Attorneys Teni Housty and Sanjeev Datadin, vocal conservationist Annette Arjune-Martins, Onesi La Fleur and Krishnadatt Persaud.But that list was ultimately rejected by President Granger and on Thursday, October 19, retired Justice James Patterson was sworn in as GECOM Chairman. Patterson was not nominated on any of the three lists and since his unilateral appointment; there has been a crescendo of criticism.A number of individuals and organisations spanning a wide cross-section of society have soundly criticised and condemned the President’s unilateral decision, including the Guyana Bar Association; the Berbice Bar Association; the Private Sector Commission; the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Criticism has also come from the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) and members of the Diaspora. In addition, the political Opposition filed a legal challenge in the courts on Monday, seeking to revoke Patterson’s appointment.last_img read more

New Inconnu club records set at Grande Prairie swim meet

first_imgMembers of Fort St. John’s Inconnu Swim Club were in Grande Prairie for a swim meet May 22-24. The local swimmers represented Fort St. John well at the meet as they finished in second place in the overall standings behind Grande Prairie.Brooklyn Brown and Owen Lang set new club benchmarks in the 200 metre butterfly in the 10 and under category. Nicolas Eyles established a new club record of his own in the 11-12 boys 50 metre backstroke.Below are the aggregate award winners by age group for the club:- Advertisement -8 and under women1. Rihanna Arnold 134 points3. Frankie Woods 95 pointsAdvertisement 1. Joshua DeBruyn 137 points10 year old women1. Brooklyn Brown 128 points2. Emily Begg 125 points10 year old menAdvertisement 2. Owen Lang 122 points3. Kade Schwarz 114 points12 year old women2. Sarah Webster 126 points12 year old menAdvertisement 8 and under men1. Julien Kemp 140 points2. Maverick Arnold 119 points9 year old menAdvertisement 2. Nicolas Eyles 131 points3. Cole Crook 118 points13 year old women1. Alexandria Hedges 140 points13 year old men1. Eric Louie 140 points2. David Shipalesky 128 points14 year old women1. Jayden Forster 134 points2. Jordan Eyles 127 points14 year old men1. Tate Haugan 140 points15 and over women2. Chelsea Kerr 129 points15 and over men1. Skyeler Kerr 140 pointslast_img read more

Reborn Agwanda named KPL’s July best

first_imgOn the war to claiming the prestigious gong that comes with a cash reward of Sh100,000 and a 49-inch LG Television as well as Sh50,000 for the team, Agwanda beat teammate Tobias Otieno and Bandari FC keeper Farouk Shikhalo.“I am very happy to get this award. I didn’t expect it and it is such a pleasant surprise. The month of July was good for us as a team and it marked my continuous improvement. In June I scored one goal, then two in July and now in May I am on three already,” Agwanda said.The forward christened ‘Jowi’, loosely translating to ‘buffalo’ in the local Luo dialect becomes the first Sony Sugar player to bag the award since its inception four years ago.Agwanda left Sony Sugar in 2011 for Sofapaka and between that period and his return to the club In June has played for Gor Mahia, Bandari and lately Ushuru where he stayed for six months before taking the decision to re-join his boyhood club.Enock Agwanda receives his July SportPesa/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya player of the month accolades. PHOTO/SJAK“It was a very tough decision to come back to Sony but I got much encouragement from my wife and extended family. My wife especially convinced me to come back and play football because she told me no matter how much you go down, with hard work you can always come back up,” the forward noted.“Things became difficult at bandari when I picked a hamstring injury and getting playing time was tough. I am happy that I can now go back to the field and score goals,” explained Agwanda.He further says; “I came and found a coach who really trusts me and I am happy with him. I owe where I am today to him because he has really worked on me.”Sony have had a rejuvenated spell and have won five matches on the trot to climb to eighth in the standings and Agwanda believes they can push to finish within the top five.The forward has disclosed there is immense competition for places in the team and that’s the reason they have improved rapidly, saying every player is working hard to guard his place jealously.Sony’s performance has been top notch and have picked wins against teams ranked higher than them including Ulinzi Stars, Mathare United, Sofapaka and Kariobangi Sharks.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Enock Agwanda poses with his July SportPesa/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya player of the month accolades. PHOTO/SJAKAWENDO, Kenya, Aug 21 – Sony Sugar forward Enock Agwanda has won the SportPesa/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Kenyan Premier League players of the month FOR July after rejuvenating his snoozing career following a return to his boyhood club.Agwanda scored twice for Sony and provided a similar number of assists as the Sugar belt side rose from the ruins of a disastrous first leg to move into the top half of the league.last_img read more

Former Fulham stars to help select new boss

first_imgFulham owner Shahid Khan has formed a five-man committee to identify and review candidates for the club’s managerial vacancy.Former Craven Cottage stars Danny Murphy and Brian McBride will be part of the panel, which also includes ex-Sunderland and Arsenal striker Niall Quinn.David Daly, Senior Director of Club and Federation business at Nike and a lifelong Fulham, and academy director Huw Jennings are the other members.The unusual move comes after Khan pledged to undertake “an exhaustive, thorough and deliberate” search for a replacement for Felix Magath.“I’ve got the right five men to help us find the right man for Fulham,” Khan said.“They each bring something similar, and yet unique, to the search. They understand what we want to achieve and they’re committed to the process. And they very much respect Fulham.“They know this is a special job for a manager and they want to play a role in making sure we get this right for everyone who plays for Fulham or loves the club. And we will.”Kit Symons has been in caretaker charge since Magath’s departure and Khan has been confirmed he will be considered a candidate for the job full-time. getty Ex-Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy is a part of the search for the club’s new manager center_img 1last_img read more

How to stop Sanchez? Tie him up, says Sevilla coach Montella

first_img0Shares0000Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella is wary of the threat of Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba in particular © AFP / Cristina QuiclerSEVILLE, Spain, Feb 20 – Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella joked he might have to use a novel approach to dealing with the threat of Alexis Sanchez when his team come up against Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday.“Manchester have fantastic players and Sanchez has improved hugely over the course of his career,” said Italian Montella, who knows the Chilean from the time he spent in Serie A with Udinese. “How do we stop him? I don’t know. We’ll have to tie him up!”Another player Montella knows from Serie A is Paul Pogba, although it is not certain the former Juventus midfielder will even start in the last 16, first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan amid reports of an uneasy relationship with his manager Jose Mourinho.“He is a complete player, strong, technical and scores goals. He is fantastic,” Montella told reporters at Sevilla’s stadium on Tuesday.“He was the most expensive player in history before Neymar. I hope he doesn’t play!”Montella was appointed during Spain’s winter break following the controversial sacking of Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo, who had just undergone surgery for prostate cancer.Sacked by AC Milan in November, Montella will be taking charge of only his second Champions League game when he comes up against United.He previously oversaw Roma’s defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the second leg of the last 16 in 2011, while Jose Mourinho has vast experience of the Champions League, a competition he has won with both FC Porto and Inter Milan.“He was a pioneer. I have read books about his style of coaching,” said Montella of Mourinho.“I don’t know how many Champions League matches he has managed. But against his experience we will need to not think about that and be brave.”Montella also said that winger Joaquin Correa had trained on Tuesday and could play after coming off in the first half of Saturday’s La Liga win at Las Palmas, while his fellow Argentine, playmaker Ever Banega, could also return.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘We’re alive and kicking!’ Sherwood at his animated best following Aston Villa’s survival-boosting derby win

first_imgAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says his side ‘don’t ever want to see the bottom-three again’, after their derby win over West Brom lifted the Villans three points clear of the relegation zone.Christian Benteke scored an injury-time penalty to seal a vital victory for the struggling side, their first in 13 Premier League games, after Baggies star Saido Berahino cancelled out Gabriel Agbonlahor’s opener.It was also the first points for Sherwood since taking over from axed boss Paul Lambert in February, and the new coach insists his side are ‘alive and kicking’ for their fight for top flight safety.“It’s a huge three points,” said the boss. “Psychologically, we’re out of the bottom-three, for now, and we don’t ever want to see it again.“We can bounce into our next games, which are winnable, and we’re alive and kicking now.”Sherwood also hailed the Villa Park faithful, who were in fine voice throughout the derby clash, and insists the team will need their support for the rest of the season as they look to climb even further away from the drop.“It’s been a tough time and I don’t think we got what we deserved in the first couple of games since I’ve been in charge,” he added.“When that happens the pressure rises and temperature heats up for everyone, for myself and the players, but the fans helped us today, they were magnificent.“We set the tone of the game and we got the crowd on our side because they saw we were on the front foot, we dictated the football match.“I thought we were in full control in the first-half and we should really have gone further ahead, but Tony Pulis’ sides are very stubborn and invariably it was a set-piece they score from.“But we stuck at it, there was a lot of bravery from the team tonight, and we got a little bit of luck at the end.“The boys want to give credit to the fans, they were fantastic tonight and we’re going to need them between now and the end of the season.”last_img read more

Striker’s £33m move, Nainggolan alternative targeted, and more Chelsea gossip

first_img 2. N’Golo Kante targeted as alternative to Radja Nainggolan? – With Chelsea struggling in their pursuit of Radja Nainggolan, they have, the London Evening Standard report, turned their attention to the Leicester City midfielder. The Blues have allegedly had two bids rejected for Nainggolan, and could now be considering activating Kante’s £20m release clause. 6 6 6. Nathan Ake joins Bournemouth on season-long loan – Ake will spend the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Dean Court, it’s been confirmed. The 21-year-old was named Watford’s young player of the year having become a regular under Quique Sánchez Flores last season, but those hoping he might be given a chance at Chelsea will have to wait a little longer. 5. Chelsea and two other Premier League clubs to meet with Ligue 1 midfielder’s agent? – Chelsea could be joined by Arsenal and Southampton in their interest for Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal. Guardian journalist Ed Aarons claims the Premier League trio will meet with the 22-year-old’s representatives to discuss his availability this summer. Chelsea will be busy strengthening their squad over the summer.Antonio Conte might be focused on Italy’s quarter-final against Germany, but he still has one eye on business with the Blues.And reports claim the Italian is close to agreeing his first signing for the club, in the shape of a new centre forward.CHELSEA’S WORLD CLASS 3-5-2 LINE UP WITH £33M STRIKER AND NEW-LOOK MIDFIELDBut who else is said to be on his radar?Check out the latest transfer reports on Chelsea by viewing the slideshow above. 6 4. Alexandre Pato’s agent reveals striker could yet agree permanent Chelsea deal – Pato’s agent Gilmar Veloz has been asked what this summer holds for his client, and discussed the possibility of a four-year contract with the Blues. “He has a document there with a four-year contract that Chelsea will exercise if they want,” said Veloz. “I don’t know if they will do that; I’m not Roman Abramovich. If they don’t buy him, it will be up to Corinthians to decide what to do. Pato is on holiday, waiting to find out his future.” 3. Real Madrid playmaker considering Premier League move? – James Rodriguez, who has struggled to settle at the Santiago Bernabeu since his £63m transfer in July 2014, is reportedly considering a move to the Premier League. The Colombia international has failed to establish himself in Real’s starting line-up and, according to El Confidencial, Chelsea and Manchester City could battle for his signature this summer. 6 1. Chelsea close in on £33m deal for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi? – Batshuayi is reportedly poised to reject offers from West Ham and Crystal Palace to become Antonio Conte’s debut signing at Chelsea. Various reports claim the fee will be around £33m, and he could have his medical in Bordeaux with Belgium preparing for a quarter-final with Wales at the Euro 2016 finals. The 22-year-old scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in Ligue 1 last season. 6 6last_img read more