Russell to face Mexico’s Nava

first_imgMiddleweight Contender 2015 champion Kemahl Russell will fight Mexican Hector Nava in Mexico City tonight. This will bring to an end a period of overseas training for Russell. The training was designed to prepare him for some serious fight challenges next year.Russell has been based in New York since late September, and told The Gleaner yesterday that he has had the benefit of working with some good trainers and sparring partners, and this has allowed him to sharpen his skills.”I have learnt a lot, and I am a much better fighter now than when I left Jamaica. I am feeling great and will be putting everything into this fight so that I can return to Jamaica next week with another victory on my record ” he continued.His manager, Leiza Keane, told The Gleaner that she is very pleased with the progress that Russell has made over these past several months, and she expects a good performance from him tonight.- L.B.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Woman injured in Three Miles stampede loyal to Portia

first_img The Whitfield Town resident suffered a broken leg on Tuesday night at Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew after gunshots were discharged at a mass People’s National Party (PNP) meeting, causing a stampede. More than two dozen persons received varying degrees of injury, among them Forbes. “I told ‘Sister P’ that whatever happens me still coming fi vote fi her,” Folkes told The Gleaner as she made her way to the polling station at Whitfield Town Primary School, the same place PNP president Portia Simpson Miller voted. Simpson Miller, who has been member of parliament since 1976, is being challenged for the seat by Victor Hyde of the Jamaica Labour Party. “Me naah let her down. She is a strong black woman and we want to give her the support. We nuh waah to gi Labourite nuttin caah dem naah deal aid nuttin,” Forbes said. The PNP supporter, who had to be assisted to the polling station, complained of tremendous pain in her foot. She said that the incident was horrifying. “Dem push me down and dem trample me and I get up running again and the crowd come down and my foot slide in a metal drain,” she said. Forbes said she also suffered the misfortune of having a pot of soup overturn on her. Luckily, the soup was not hot, which meant she escaped serious burns. Forbes expects to celebrate a PNP victory later today. She will return to the Kingston Public Hospital on Tuesday for the doctors to put her leg in plaster. Fifty-five year-old Greta Forbes’ right foot is heavily bandaged and swollen. ST ANDREW SOUTH WESTERN CANDIDATES PNP: Portia Simpson Miller JLP: Victor Hydelast_img read more

Can the US sweep women’s 100m hurdles?

first_imgRaymond ‘KC’ Graham: It has been tough going so far for the United States, but this event could bring some joy for them as history could be created. Andre Lowe: First, congrats on your call of Van Niekerk winning the men’s 400m. Anyway, yes, this is certainly one of their strongest events and one that they have totally dominated all year. Only Tiffany Porter from Great Britain breaks the list of six Americans among the top seven hurdlers this year. We could see a sweep of medals here. KC: Yes, but they will be keeping their fingers crossed as they wouldn’t like a repeat of the men’s 400m hurdles, where the two top athletes in the World going into the Championship were not even in the final. This being an obstacle event, anything can happen. Andre: Hurdles are tricky and we know there will be incidents. Sharika Nelvis, though, seems like a true competitor, Dawn Harper-Nelson is experienced, Kendra Harrison is dangerous, and the defending champion Brianna Rollins is always a factor. Those are the key names in this event, along with Porter. KC: Harper-Nelson will be hoping for a big result as, after being seventh in Berlin, third in Daegu, and fourth in Moscow, time is running out for her. And if she does not win now, I don’t see her doing so in the future as there are too many young rising stars from her own country who are ready to pounce. Andre: I don’t see Harper-Nelson finishing in the top two spots. She may very well find herself in a scrap with the likes of Porter for bronze. KC: You could be right, but this is the venue where she won her first and only global title, being Olympic champion and we have seen several athletes at the Championship repeating their Beijing success. This could be good motivation for her. Andre: Like you have pointed out in the past, she’ll struggle with anything faster than 12.5. This final will be faster than 12.5. She can forget about gold and silver for that matter. She has a chance at the bronze, though. KC: It should, and as I have always said, any winning time under 12.40 seconds, she will not be a factor. I think the winning time here is going to be around 12.35 to 12.38 seconds. Andre: I’m liking Nelvis for the gold medal. I like her technique and her mental strength. She likes a good head-on battle and it’s going to take strong hearts to win this. I also think the defending champ, Brianna Rollins, will be ready to run in the 12.3 range and looks like she can challenge for a top-two spot. KC: Two years ago after running 12.26 seconds, I thought Rollins was going to dominate for a long time, but things have changed since and I see her fighting out for bronze with Harper-Nelson. I don’t see Nelvis losing this one. I have her winning in around 12.32, with Kendra Harrison finishing second, and the United States creating history by taking the top four spots. I also think Jamaica’s Danielle Williams will be in the final. Andre: Williams can go as fast as 12.6 if she works on certain areas and that will get her in the final for sure. Nelvis from Rollins, from Harrison – that’s your top three!last_img read more

ON THIS WEEKEND

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Teng shows he can do more than just score

first_imgJeron Teng. PBA IMAGESShooting blanks to start the game, Jeron Teng thought that he was in for a long night as Flying V played his old team AMA Online Education on Monday.With the Titans defense swarming on him, the 23-year-old could only muster two points on a paltry 1-of-9 shooting in the first period.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “Our goal in the last two games is to get better and use it as our preparation for the semis,” he said. “I hope we don’t get too overconfident especially that we haven’t proven anything yet. I hope the hunger will still be there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA: San Beda vents ire on St. Benilde End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade But the former La Salle stud knew that he can do more than just score, heeding coach Eric Altamirano’s reminders that he has to focus on the other facets of his game.READ: Teng posts triple-double as Flying V books top seedFEATURED 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’“Prior to this game, me and coach Eric talked and he told me to add dimensions to my game, like on defense, rebounds, and also assists. That’s what I did,” he said.From there, Teng’s 7-of-24 shooting was deemed an afterthought as he became only the fourth player in PBA D-League history to record a triple-double, racking up 21 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds in the Thunder’s 114-91 win. View comments He joined the elite club to achieve the feat, alongside BDO-NU’s Ray Parks, Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia twice, and Racal Motors’ Kent Salado, who also notched it this  conference.READ: Jeron Teng says D-League team Flying V has ‘high potential’ But more than the impressive statline, Teng said that his goal is to help the team succeed, as Flying V secured the top seed in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup eliminations after cruising to its eighth straight victory.“We’re happy because we’re blessed, but we just made it to the semis and we can’t be contented. It’s a continuous learning experience for me and I just try to get better,” he said.And Teng and the rest of the Thunder are taking these final two games as their chance to finetune their game in preparation for the bigger wars in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT 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 IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Consistent Ravena a steady force for Ateneo so far in Season 80

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena has been Ateneo’s most consistent player in its first three games in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.And he plans to stay that way after having an up-and-down year in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I need to stay more consistent because everyone’s been doing a really good job,” said Ravena after leading the Blue Eagles over Far Eastern University, 94-82, Sunday. Ravena finished with 18 points, on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds, and five assists to steer Ateneo to a 3-0 record. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe graduating guard is averaging 18 points, nine boards, and 2.3 assists per game.Ravena had just one occasion where he managed to score in double figures in back-to-back games, against La Salle and University of the Philippines when he had 22 and 11 points, respectively.  How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Blackwater secures last playoff spot, beats GlobalPort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Ravena’s production took a dip from there.“Last season, I’ll have a good game and the polar opposite will happen next,” said Ravena. “I’m just mentally focused coming into the season and that I need to be more consistent.”last_img read more

Indonesia goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

first_imgWarriors look to cement a spot among immortal champions Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate.Huda, 38, a long-time regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before half-time after Sunday’s accidental clash with Brazilian midfielder Ramon Rodrigues.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Video footage showed the father of two clutching his chest in pain before he was rushed away on a stretcher and taken to hospital. Doctors said he stopped breathing and suffered a heart attack.“He received an emergency treatment for a few minutes in the hospital but he could not be saved. He died before 5:00 pm yesterday,” Persela’s assistant coach Yuhronur Efendi told AFP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDoctors said the medical team tried to revive the veteran Huda, a former fringe player in the national set-up, for about an hour.“Choirul Huda suffered from traumatic collision with a team-mate which caused him to stop breathing and have cardiac arrest,” Yudistiro Andri Nugroho, a doctor from Lamongan hospital, said in a statement. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Nugroho said Huda suffered possible neck and head trauma from the impact to his chest and lower jaw after he dived at the feet of on-rushing players and was caught by the legs of Rodrigues.Persela paid tribute to Huda, who played for the team more than 500 times since 1999, calling him “The Real Legend” of the club in a posting on Twitter.Thousands of fans also took to social media in memory of Huda, who had been known to Persela supporters as “One Man, One Club, One Love”.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge PLAY LIST 00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis00:50Trending 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

PH Jiu-jitsu bet Annie Ramirez proud to inspire women in contact sports

first_imgMOST READ 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nets deny Heat a clincher with tight win in OT “It gives me pride knowing that I get to influence those women who are into this contact sport,” said Ramirez during a press conference of the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of the Philippines Wednesday.“And I can also give inspiration to girls that they can also become the no. 1 in this kind of sport, which is a really big honor.”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 crownRamirez won gold in the 2016 Asian Beach Games and another in the Ashbagat Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, both in the women’s -55 kilogram division.In the two events, Ramirez also shared the honor with Meggie Ochoa who won the gold in the -45 kilogram division. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH jiu-jitsu fighter Annie Ramirez.Annie Ramirez fights like a girl and she’s proud of it.The 27-year-old has become one of the top women’s fighters in the Philippines and in the continent after bringing glory to the country in the world stage in the past half a decade.ADVERTISEMENT They are also set to compete in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta this August.Ramirez is hoping her exploits in the world of jiu-jitsu could inspire others in their own battles.“Through this sport, I know I can inspire more people on a wider scale,” said Ramirez who’s set to compete. “I hope I can inspire people fight through whatever problem in life they’re facing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Urbiztondo stays grounded amid another ABL title shot

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “You’re not always going to be in the Finals. It’s really hard to be in a situation to be in the Finals. And now, it’s the first time for Alab to be here,” he said.Those lessons are what Urbiztondo is aching to ingrain to his teammates, saying that an opportunity like this don’t come often and they have to take matters seriously.“When you’re actually in the Finals, you think that you’ll always be there. But the reality is you may never be back again,” said the veteran guard, who worked his way back to peak form after suffering a left hamstring injury.At 35, Urbiztondo knows that this may be one of his last legitimate chances to get a crown together with fellow veterans Dondon Hontiveros, 40, and Rico Maierhofer, 32.That’s why he’s hell-bent on helping Alab win this one.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View comments This time, Urbiztondo wants to finish the job and do it right with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.“The biggest thing that we should know is it’s not done yet,” he said. “We need to be humble. We can be happy being here in the Finals, but we could not be content. We got to still make sacrifices and we all have to do our part individually taking care of our bodies and being mentally being prepared.”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 crownUrbiztondo gained a measure of revenge in the semifinals when Alab eliminated defending champs Hong Kong Eastern in two games.But other than the sense of redemption, he felt more elated with getting another shot at the gold in the regional league. “We just have to stay together. Seize the moment, take advantage of it, and know that the job isn’t done yet,” he said. “It’s just a blessing and we’re just so fortunate. Hopefully, we could win this championship together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As opportunities open up, Dy keeps focus on La Salle bid Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJosh Urbiztondo is no stranger to being on the cusp of winning a title in the ASEAN Basketball League.The sweet-shooting guard was with the Singapore Slingers last year, but failed to cop the crown as they lost to Hong Kong Eastern.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Chin-stroking implies Ronaldo thinks he is the GOAT

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ View comments Ronaldo helped Portugal win the 2016 European Championship and has led Real Madrid to the last three Champions League titles. The 33-year-old joined Brazil’s Pele (1958-70), West Germany’s Uwe Seeler (1958-70) and Germany’s Miroslav Klose (2002-14) as the only players to score in four World Cups.Messi, who turns 31 on June 24, has 64 goals for Argentina and was a key to Barcelona’s Champions League titles in 2009, 2011 and 2015. His World Cup opens Saturday against Iceland.Each player has won the FIFA Player of the Year Award five times: Messi from 2009-12 and in 2015, and Ronaldo in 2008, 2013-14 and 2016-17.ADVERTISEMENT Back in shape after recovery from latent TB, Tallo now tries to regain his confidence Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Ronaldo and Messi have been soccer’s top players for the past decade and rivals in the Spanish league.Ronaldo completed his sixth international hat trick when he scored on a free kick in the 88th minute, giving Portugal a 3-3 tie with Spain on Friday night. He entered with three career World Cup goals and doubled his total.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 crownRonaldo drew a penalty kick from Nacho Fernandez and converted in the fourth minute to put Portugal ahead. He ran to a corner flag, leaped and broke into the chin-stroke.He broke a 1-1 tie in the 44th minute with his 83rd international goal and fifth in World Cup play, then raised his international goals total to 84 with the free kick. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES 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 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo leaps as he celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal form a penalty during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)SOCHI, Russia — Cristiano Ronaldo became the fourth player to score in four World Cups and stroked his chin as he ran in celebration. The apparent message? I’m the GOAT, not Lionel Messi.GOAT is the acronym for “greatest of all time,” and Adidas is running an advertisement featuring Messi with a real goat.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more