Del Potro beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open

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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Laimbeer excited for chance to build Las Vegas franchise CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was the Argentine’s first title since he beat Jack Sock in last year’s Stockholm final. The two Stockholm wins are del Potro’s only tour titles since he returned in 2016 following chronic wrist problems.For Dimitrov, it was his fourth final of the year and first defeat. The Bulgarian is now 7-6 in career finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates after defeating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the men’s singles final at the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament Sunday Oct. 22, 2017. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)STOCKHOLM — Juan Martin del Potro won his 20th career title Sunday, beating Grigor Dimitrov in a successful title defense at the Stockholm Open.Del Potro held serve throughout as he won 6-4, 6-2 against Dimitrov while also landing 70 percent of first serves and firing in nine aces.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup Kathy Rinaldi, in her inaugural season in charge of the Americans, became the first female captain in the tournament to lead a Fed Cup team to victory since Billie Jean King for the U.S. in 2000.“It’s been an incredible ride thanks to these ladies,” Rinaldi said. “We’re family and we’ve had each other’s backs. This was a very tough match.”The U.S. holds the most Fed Cup titles in the international team competition. This was its fourth Fed Cup final since last winning in 2000. It lost the 2003, 2009 and 2010 finals.Belarus was making its first appearance in a Fed Cup final.“We are really satisfied we gained this result,” Belarus captain Eduard Dubrou said. “Today’s match has showed we have a good team because last time we faced the team of USA it was 5-love and today we were really close to a good result for us.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It feels perfectly believable and unbelievable,” Vandeweghe said. “I’m ready for a vacation.”The Belarus pair led 5-2 in the second set and served to level at one-set apiece in the eighth, 10th and 12th games. The Americans dominated the tiebreaker, winning five of the last six points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSasnovich had kept Belarus alive after beating U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-1, 8-6 to leave the final level at 2-2 on the indoor hard-court Chizhovka Arena.Vandeweghe earlier beat Sabalenka 7-6 (5), 6-1 to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Vandeweghe proved the difference between the two teams. She has won all eight Fed Cup matches she’s played this season — six singles and two doubles. Vandeweghe is the first player to win eight matches since the current eight-team World Group format was introduced in 2005.“I had a great time out there,” Vandeweghe said. “I really relished in that moment of having the crowd against me and firing myself up and believing in myself.”The 25-year-old Vandeweghe is also the first player to win the maximum six Fed Cup singles in a year since Petra Kvitova for the Czech Republic in 2011.Stephens has lost six matches since winning the U.S. Open in September. She lost both singles matches here in Minsk, including to Sabalenka on Saturday.Stephens served for the match against Sasnovich at 5-3 in the third set, but was unable to clinch the title for the United States. It took Sasnovich two attempts, at 6-5 and 7-6 in the third set, to serve out the match.Sabalenka had an opportunity to take an early lead against Vandeweghe when leading 5-4 but failed to take advantage of a set point on Vandeweghe’s serve in the 10th game.Sabalenka led 4-1 in the tiebreaker but surrendered her lead to a more measured Vandeweghe, who clinched the first set when the Belarussian blasted a forehand wide while going for a winner.Vandeweghe then jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Sabalenka won her only game of the second set.“I know she was going to keep swinging,” Vandeweghe said. “I know what I had to do and knew what I expected she would do. I just kept the pressure on.” Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games United States’ team celebrates during the awarding ceremony after winning the Fed Cup final match between Belarus and USA, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. United States defeated Belarus 3-2 and gained the Fed Cup title. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)MINSK, Belarus — A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title.CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It was the first Fed Cup title for the U.S. since 2000.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more


Jerie Pingoy shrugs off pain in return to action

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first_imgJRU star Alvarez captures NCAA MVP; Arellano players reap honors AFP official booed out of forum But with him finally cleared to go to action once again, Pingoy is just motivated to aid Akari-Adamson in any way he can in this foray in the developmental league.“It’s a team effort. They helped me get back on the court and I’m thankful for this chance. I just want to do my best to help our team in any way I can,” he said. Pingoy was just happy to once again be back on the court.“It’s great that I’ve already recovered from my injury. There’s still some pain, but I want to play and help the team,” he said in his first game back after his surgery which took out bone spurs in his ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPingoy admits that he’s still yet to reach his peak form, saying there are still instances where he feels pain on his ankles.“I’m just at a seven or eight. I haven’t fully recovered yet, but I hope my fast recovery continues,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City MOST READ LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises PBA IMAGESJerie Pingoy didn’t look like he missed a beat when he made his Akari-Adamson debut on Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Cool at the point and dangerous on defense, the 5-foot-9 playmaker was at his usual self for the Falcons, finishing with five points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals in their 84-75 win over Che’Lu-San Sebastian.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more


Go for Gold trips EAC

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first_imgRead Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Justin Gutang also poured nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, while hauling down 10 rebounds, while J-Jay Alejandro got 13 markers and five assists.Despite the victory, coach Charles Tiu was displeased with how Go for Gold performed against the lowly Batangas-EAC crew.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have a tendency to think that we’re better than we really are,” he lamented. “Sometimes, we play so well, but we lost to JRU, and we’re the only team that lost to them.“I don’t know why our guys are thinking that way. We have never proven anything in the NCAA or D-League. It’s disappointing in that sense, but we’re happy with the win. We battled back despite Batangas controlling the game for the most part.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Go for Gold’s Jimboy Pasturan (left) battles Batangas-EAC’s Camillus Altamirano for the loose ball. —AUGUST DELA CRUZGo for Gold needed a huge fourth quarter to repulse Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 106-95, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Yankie Haruna exploded for 23 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Jerwin Gaco chipped in a double-double of 21 markers and 10 boards for the Scratchers’ second straight win to tie Zark’s Burger-Lyceum at 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Intent on regaining crown, Canlubang opens seniors race with four-shot lead Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Scratchers built a seven-point cushion with 4:04 to play in the payoff period as Haruna gave them a 94-87 lead. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


On brink of elimination, Ginebra’s mettle gets tested anew

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first_img“I believe in our coach and our team, we wouldn’t be here if we’re not confident. I believe in my guys to come out and just play our hearts out, and that’s what we’re going to look forward,” said Brownlee, who led Ginebra with 22 points.Interestingly, the Gin Kings are the only team since 1993 that has overcome a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five duel and they did it during the 2010 Philippine Cup quarterfinals against Talk ‘N Text.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Semerad’s late 3-point barrage product of hardwork Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire But make no mistake, Ginebra is far from waving the white flag.“Our backs are against the wall again. We’ll do it the hard way again,” said forward Japeth Aguilar following a 107-103 loss in Game 2. “So it’s up to us how we’ll be able to solve and beat TNT.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re still hoping and we’re looking forward to Game 3,” he added.Import Justin Brownlee said the Gin Kings are upbeat heading into their do-or-die on Thursday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra’s never-say-die mantra will be put to the test anew in the coming days.After another loss to the TNT KaTropa on Tuesday, the Gin Kings are now on the brink of elimination facing a 2-0 hellhole in their best-of-five semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View commentslast_img read more


Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

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first_imgView comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Yahoo Sports first reported the deal.If the Lakers continue to create salary cap room with other moves, they could be an attractive landing spot for free agents next season with the flexibility to offer two enormous contracts — perhaps even maximum deals. Although the moves likely would require further abandonment of their rebuild around youth, Los Angeles also would still have wing scorer Brandon Ingram and Ball, the last two No. 2 picks in the draft.Indiana star Paul George has long nursed a desire to return to his native Southern California to suit up for the Lakers, while LeBron James leads the list of potential free agents who could be intrigued by the chance to form a super-team in Hollywood in 2018. James, the budding entertainment mogul, could be ready for a change after the latest round of franchise instability in Cleveland.The Lakers and their demanding fans have had dreams of such grandeur annually for decades, but the franchise is emerging from the least successful stretch in team history. Johnson has been clear in his desire to attract big-name NBA talent to Los Angeles, even at the expense of young talent, and this trade will start the process of creating the room for veteran stars.The NBA-worst Nets will get a clear talent in Russell, who showed flashes of greatness on a pair of lousy teams. Russell also struggled in stretches, but remained a dangerous scorer and improved his playmaking in Walton’s rookie coaching season.ADVERTISEMENT Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Lakers’ new front office led by Magic Johnson has boldly decided to give up on Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, after just two years. He averaged 15.6 points and 4.8 assists last season while Los Angeles struggled to its fourth consecutive losing record.The deal all but confirms Los Angeles will select UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in the draft Thursday, adding the gifted playmaker to run coach Luke Walton’s up-tempo offense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers also appear to be sacrificing Russell to clear the salary cap space eaten up by the final three seasons of the four-year, $64 million contract given to Mozgov by the previous front office. Although Mozgov performed reasonably well when given the chance last season, averaging 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds, the 7-foot-1 Russian didn’t appear to fit into Walton’s Golden State-influenced schemes.Mozgov and forward Luol Deng both got exorbitant free-agent deals from general manager Mitch Kupchak and decision-maker Jim Buss last July. Both were dismissed in February by owner Jeanie Buss, who hired Magic and general manager Rob Pelinka to return the 16-time champions to contention. Lopez will return to his native California after spending his entire nine-year NBA career with the Nets. He has just one season left on his contract at $22.6 million, but the 7-footer also has a 3-point shooting acumen that could fit in well with the Lakers.The deal also gives three first-round picks on Thursday to the Lakers, who acquired the 28th overall pick during the season from Houston in a trade for Lou Williams. Los Angeles has plenty of pieces to swing another trade in the next two days. Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. APLOS ANGELES — Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D’Angelo Russell and high-priced center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the upcoming draft.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) because the trade hadn’t been consummated.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more


100% fit and ready

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first_img“I tried to push myself, but I felt differently when I was 20 to 25 year old. Back then, when you work hard in training, overnight you’ll already be fully recovered. But now, as you age, when you work hard it would take time to recover your strength. So more rest, yes.”For now, however, Pacquiao feels ready to wage war against Horn.“I’m already in fight mode. I’m focused.”Chief trainer Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune agree.That’s why they decided to cancel Saturday’s training so that Pacquiao can rest for the direct flight to Brisbane, via a chartered Air Asia A333 jet, set at 11 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ GEN. SANTOS CITY—Manny Pacquiao swears his speed is back and so are the hard punches after the conclusion of his gym work here Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao will take a break Sunday, before getting back to the gym in Brisbane on Monday for his final four-round sparring.Though Roach said Friday’s sparring wasn’t the best among the 118 rounds they’ve spent thus far, he expressed elation that he’s seeing traces of the Pacquiao of old. Happy, fiery, feisty.“I see the old Manny, I like what I’m seeing,” said Roach.Pacquiao was again in a jovial mood, telling Fortune “I love this game,” as he was skipping rope.“If you love what you are doing you never get tired of doing it. I’ve been doing this for 25 years.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments MOST READcenter_img 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire La Salle, San Beda forge Filoil title duel Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Still, Pacquiao wouldn’t guarantee that the long-awaited knockout will come when he dangles his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2.“Let’s see,” said Pacquiao. “We can’t underestimate our opponent, he’s unbeaten (16 wins, one draw, 11 knockouts). What I did was to make sure that I’m 100 percent (fit and ready) for the fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the way he performed in his six rounds of sparring, three each against Filipino Sonny Katiandagho and Aussie George Kambosos, it was evident that Pacquiao was holding back for the 12-round bout set at the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium.Reason: Pacquiao admitted that his 38-year-old body is no longer responding the same way it used to when he was younger. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagelast_img read more


Everton is no ‘retirement home,’ says Rooney

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first_imgMOST READ The 31-year-old believes he can bring back success to a club who have not lifted a trophy since winning the FA Cup in 1995.The former England captain is of the view that he can continue to enjoy success back at his first club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m not coming into a retirement home,” said Rooney at his unveiling to the press on Monday.“I want to play, win and be successful. I feel good. I’m not fit at the moment but that will build up in the next few weeks. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Manager Ronald Koeman does not expect Rooney to shoulder the burden of replacing the 25 goals that Lukaku scored in the league last season –- but says his team have to find a way to replace those goals.“We had a great striker like Romelu scoring 25 goals last season, but we needed more players with more productivity,” said Koeman.“It’s what we need to improve. I’d rather have several players scoring 10 goals. Wayne can bring that to the team.“The experience of Wayne is really important to bring over to the rest of the players.“He is an example for the younger players. I think we have missed a player like Wayne to have that experience in the team.“So far we are doing good business and you will see in the next weeks, maybe we will do more.”Rooney may be happy to have returned to the club he supported as a boy but his family too are ecstatic. “My eldest lad was the happiest ever, I think, and also my Dad who’s Evertonian,” said Rooney.“He’s gone off to watch me for the last 13 years at Manchester and now he’ll have a five-minute drive to watch me play again so I think he’s really happy.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m excited. I think it’s the right time and I’m ready for it.”Rooney admitted in May he had become frustrated by a lack of game time at Old Trafford, where he made just 15 Premier League starts last season.Rooney hopes he can get more regular games at Goodison Park to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad next summer.The striker has lost both his place and the captaincy since Gareth Southgate took charge, and knows he faces a battle to get back into the side.However, he suggested he can only start to think about his country if he is playing well for his club.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Everton’s new signing, English striker Wayne Rooney poses for a photograph with his club shirt after giving a press conference at Goodison Park in Liverpool on July 10, 2017, following his move to Everton from Manchester United.Rooney, whose move comes after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying striker Romelu Lukaku, will hope the switch revives his international career. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLISEngland’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney insists Everton is ‘not a retirement home’ after making an emotional return to Goodison Park.Rooney rejoined his boyhood club on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United where he was also the record goalscorer having broken another United icon Bobby Charlton’s mark last season.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m focused on Everton, playing well for Everton,” said Rooney, who appeared at his first major finals for England at Euro 2004 and scored four goals. “If I do that Gareth Southgate will have a decision to make, whether he puts me back in the squad or not.“Hopefully my performances are good enough for Everton and he won’t be able to ignore me if they are.”‘A special moment’Rooney was a nine-year-old spectator at Wembley the last time they won a trophy, beating Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final.The club have waited more than two decades for a follow-up, and Rooney believes it is time to end that wait.“You play football to try to win trophies and that’s what we want to do,” said Rooney.“We want to be successful and we know the right man to lead us to it. It’ll be incredible to win something with Everton.“I was at the FA Cup final in 1995 when we won that and to win a trophy with Everton would be a special moment.”Rooney faces the challenge of settling into a squad which is losing last season’s leading scorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in a £75m deal.center_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cavs sign free agent guard Jose Calderon El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View commentslast_img read more


Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A

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first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Former NBA basketball player Stephon Marbury, left, talks to NYU freshmen at a question and answer session Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. Marbury gave all the people in attendance a pair of his Starbury sneakers. Marbury had a few stellar seasons in China after an NBA career that included stints with five teams, and he’s become an iconic figure in the country. He has a statue and was featured on a postage stamp in Beijing, and then he got a museum and a musical in his honor. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)NEW YORK — Stephon Marbury had to wipe tears from his eyes.He had just shared a surprising, emotional hug with NYU freshman Zhou Sheng Kang. The 19-year-old student, who grew up in Beijing, was overcome with emotion while standing a few feet away from the player he watched lead his hometown team to three Chinese league championships.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marbury had a few stellar seasons in China after an NBA career that included stints with five teams, and he’s become an iconic figure in the country. He has a statue and was featured on a postage stamp in Beijing, and then he got a museum and a musical in his honor. He even starred in an autobiographical movie titled “My Other Home” and won Best New Actor for his performance at the Shanghai Film Festival.“I never in a million years would have thought any of this would have happened,” he said.Marbury’s playing days will end after this season, but the 40-year-old New York native will stay near the game. He wants to coach the Chinese national team, and Yao Ming has told him he’ll be considered if he learns Chinese. Marbury plans to take classes during the upcoming season. He may also try his hand in the Big3 3-on-3 league.“Basketball is my life and I definitely will still be involved with it,” Marbury said.Marbury also has his Starbury athletic shoe and clothing company to keep him busy. He re-launched the Starbury brand in 2016 after it first hit the market in 2006. His shoes are sold for as low as $15.ADVERTISEMENT Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade LATEST STORIES “We understand the dynamics of what we need for the shoes to be made and get them to our warehouse,” Marbury said. “The way social (media) is and how platforms are set up with Instagram and Facebook. It’s the perfect time for us to be able to sell the products we have. People can buy products so fast with just three or four clicks. It’s amazing for us with impulse buying. The timing couldn’t have been better for us.”He gave out sneakers to all the NYU students at the event and spoke of how he still wants to make affordable shoes.“I grew up one of seven kids and my mom couldn’t afford to get us any of the $150 shoes,” he said. “I want to make sure that people can always have affordable shoes to wear.”He respects what LaVar Ball and his sons are trying to do by building their own brand from scratch, but he thinks they’re off in pricing their sneakers at $500.“I think that’s where the message is a little mixed up at,” Marbury said. “Where they’re making people make a decision is where the price comes in.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marbury was speaking at a question and answer session for incoming NYU students at the school Wednesday, touching on his career with the Beijing Ducks that included the franchise’s first championship in 2012.“I had no clue. I couldn’t stop crying,” Marbury said of meeting Zhou . “I know how he feels, and he’s sharing the feeling of how happy he is. It goes to show the level of respect and love that comes from winning championships. Being a New Yorker, it’s like if the Knicks won a championship for the first time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingZhou, who was holding a scarf emblazoned with the city’s soccer team, Beijing Guoan, didn’t know Marbury would be speaking at an NYU dorm until Tuesday.“It was like a dream come true meeting him,” Zhou said.center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more


India’s hopes sink as England make a splash

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgVirdhawal Khade was the lone bright spot for India as he put up his best performance of the year on Tuesday to make it to the finals of the 50-metre butterfly. He is the first Indian to qualify for the finals of the swimming competition at the Commonwealth Games since 1982.Khade, 19, clocked 24.70 seconds in the heats to make it to the semi- finals and followed it with another impressive performance at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex.He finished seventh in the semifinals (24.38 seconds) on a day that saw six other Indians crash out of the competition. Khade will come back on Wednesday for the finals. “I have been working very hard for the past year and it feels good to showcase my best performance of the year when it actually mattered,” Khade said.The Indian ace, however, has his feet on the ground. “There are many top swimmers against whom I will be competing and I hope to finish in the top five,” he said. Besides the 50-metre butterfly final, Khade will also be seen in action in the 100- metre freestyle heats on Wednesday.Delhi lad Sandeep Sejwal (1: 02.47) was the ninth fastest to qualify for the semi- finals in the men’s 100-metre breaststroke. But he was a dismal seventh in the second semi- finals in which he was 2.68 seconds behind the leader, Christian Sprenger of Australia.But it turned out to be a day for the English team with Francesca Halsall winning the gold in the women’s 50-metre butterfly and world champion Liam Tancock swelling the gold tally with pole position in the 50-metre backstroke.advertisementMarieke Guerer of Australia, who overhauled the previous Games record with a 26.07- second timing in the heats, was left to remain content with a silver as Halsall (26.24 seconds) surged home first. Another Australian Emily Seebohm finished third with a close 26.29- second finish.In the men’s 50- metre backstroke, Tancock lived up to his top billing and won the gold, eclipsing his own Games record that he created in Melbourne in 2006.The Englishman touched home in 24.62 seconds while two Australians – Hayden Stoeckel (25.08 seconds) and Ashley Delaney (25.21 seconds) – finished second and third respectively.In the women’s 50-metre breaststroke, triple Olympic champion Leisel Jones (31.10 seconds) was left behind by her fellow Australian compatriot Leiston Pickett (30.84 seconds) who grabbed the gold medal while Kate Haywood of England clocked 31.17 seconds to finish third on the podium.It was a memorable moment for Pickett who was just eight years old when Jones won her first Olympic medal at the Sydney Games. “I was in Grade 4 and I wrote her a fan letter when she was in the Olympics,” Pickett recalled. Robert Renwick ensured that he did not disappoint his Scottish fans, who had come in good numbers. They cheered him until he won the men’s 200-metre freestyle and a close four-lapper race with silver-medallist, Kenrick Monk of Australia.Renwick gave Scotland its first gold medal at this year’s Games and his strong finish was enough to clinch a race that looked too close to call in 1: 47.88, just 0.02 of a second ahead of Monk. Monk’s teammate Thomas Fraser-Holmes came third.last_img read more