Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Veteran coach Glen Capacio will be Gonzalez’ right hand man.Gonzalez was Ayo’s head assistant for three years starting in 2015 when they steer Letran to the NCAA title then followed it up with the UAAP championship in 2016. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Coach Louie Gonzales. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle didn’t need to look far for the replacement of Aldin Ayo as the latter’s head assistant was immediately thrust into the head coach’s chair.Louie Gonzalez will replace Ayo, who bid La Salle goodbye Tuesday night to make hi departure official, as the new head mentor of the nine-time UAAP champions, according to reports.ADVERTISEMENT As Spin.ph reported, La Salle backer Danding Cojuangco appointed Gonzalez in a meeting at the office of San Miguel Corp.READ: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling teamFEATURED 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 crownGonzalez also shared on his Facebook account a post from Archers’ Clubhouse about the meeting.“At a meeting at the San Miguel Corporation last Friday evening, patriarch Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. has appointed coaching duties to Louie Gonzalez,” said the post. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback No Hayward, no Thomas, plenty for Celtics, Cavs to play for MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Kilburn boxer Alan Higgins is preparing to make his professional debut on Saturday night at York Hall.The middleweight, who was schooled at the St Pancras Amateur Boxing Club in Kentish Town, will take on Cameroon-born Emmanuel Moussinga.He is fighting on the same bill as Northolt light-middleweight Ryan Toms’ southern-area title clash with Nathan Weise and is expected to have a large following at the iconic venue in Bethnal Green.“I’m really looking forward to it – I can’t wait to get in there,” Higgins, 23, told West London Sport.“I’ve already done over 150 tickets and by the time the fight comes I should have around 200 there.”Higgins, who has sparred with Toms in the build-up to this weekend’s show, expects the rugged Moussinga – also 23 – to go for broke.“He looks a bit of a swinger, so I’ll need to be clever, do the right things and show what I can do,” said Higgins.“I can box, but I’ve got a come-forward style and will definitely look to take the fight to him.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Matt Prior has revealed his surprise at being named England’s wicketkeeper for next month’s Cricket World Cup in Asia.The Sussex keeper had been overlooked by England’s selectors for nearly a year, having not featured in the 50-over format, since March 2010.However, England team director Andy Flower confirmed Prior was viewed as a more suitable option for the sub-continental pitches.Prior, who is set to go straight into the England side for the second of seven one-day games against Australia in Hobart, said: “I wasn’t expecting it. I was always hoping, you always do when a team is being selected.”I’ve always said that whenever England are playing I want to be the guy with the gloves on. I am absolutely delighted with selection. I’ve loved every second since rejoining the squad. It feels like I’ve come home again so I’m really happy.”Steven Davies had been expected to be named in the 15-man squad, after being selected for the current seven-match series against Australia.But the Surrey wicketkeeper, who scored 42 from 35 balls in Sunday’s defeat in the opening fixture of the series in Melbourne, is set to return to the sidelines.Prior, who helped England to their historic 3-1 Ashes series win, admitted that he empathised with his teammate: “Davies and I have worked a lot together, we’re in the keepers’ union and we have been on this whole trip. All you can do is work your best and try your best to perform and whoever gets the nod on the day, fair play to them.”advertisement”It was only a short while back I was shaking his hand and saying well done to him. It works that way, it’s international sport. It’s cut-throat at times, but everyone has been through it. I’m just very happy that I’ve got the nod this time.”England’s opening match of the World Cup is against the Netherlands in Nagpur on the 22nd February, whilst the tournament officially beings on February 19th, when two of the co-hosts Bangladesh and India meet in Dhaka.
Moraes’ (18-3) two losses since he first won the title were both via split decision, against Eustaquio and Kairat Akhmetov, proving that he’s an absolute beast in the 135-lb division.And after defeating every possible opponent ONE put in front of him, Moraes is looking at the promotion’s newest acquisition—former UFC champion Demetrious Johnson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Of course, going up against him will take me one more step in my career,” said Moraes. “The thought of facing him is keeping me motivated.”“This division is going to be huge and I guess I need to go back to the gym to keep my job because there are a lot of tough guys coming in so I have to be ready.” “If I fight him I can avenge my friend Kyoji, he’s a big Japanese friend of mine and we train together,” said Moraes of his teammate at American Top Team. “It’s going to be a big fight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adriano Moraes has long established his reputation as one of the best flyweights in ONE Championship when he became the promotion’s inaugural champion in 2014 after he beat Filipino rival Geje Eustaquio.From then on he would win six of his next eight fights with his last one a unanimous decision win over Eustaquio, their third fight against each other, to reclaim the gold in ONE: Hero’s Ascent Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town There’s also the upcoming Flyweight World Grand Prix that Johnson and Team Lakay title contender Danny Kingad is part of.The Grand Prix serves as a title eliminator with the winner among the eight participants getting a chance to face the reigning world flyweight champion after the tournament.“I’m going to be busy because we have the Flyweight World Grand Prix in March so we have one of the best flyweights in the world in Demetrious Johnson,” said Moraes.A match with Johnson is also a chance for Moraes to avenge the loss of his friend Kyoji Horiguchi.Johnson submitted Horiguchi in the final second of their fight in UFC 186 on April 25, 2015 and Moraes wants to get one for his friend.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES
Real Madrid Lucas & Asensio leave benched Bale facing fight for PSG start Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 04:09 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Oscar Del Pozo Real Madrid Primera División Leganés v Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid Leganés PSG UEFA Champions League Gareth Bale Opinion The Welsh winger was left out of his side’s 3-1 win at Leganes on Wednesday and is by no means guaranteed a place in the team in Paris next month Gareth Bale has new competition at Real Madrid. The 28-year-old is fully fit again and was recently reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack for the first time in over 270 days. However, the form of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez means Bale’s starting spot is under threat once more.Asensio and Lucas came off the bench to change the game as Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu last week, with the former following up that impressive show with two goals in the thrilling 5-3 weekend win at Betis.Vazquez also did well in that match and was a handed a start for Wednesday’s match at Leganes (a fixture rearranged from December when Madrid were away at the Club World Cup) as Bale began the night on the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And after Real had gone behind after six minutes, Lucas levelled shortly afterwards with a neat finish, before providing an assist for Casemiro to make it 2-1 just short of the half-hour mark.That made it four goals and six assists for Lucas in 2018 in all competitions, the former Espanyol winger coming into some excellent form after a slow start to the season. This year, only Ronaldo (10 strikes and two assists) has participated in more goals for Real.Bale was disappointing against Betis, the former Tottenham midfielder failing to make his mark in 73 minutes at the Benito Villamarin before being substituted, having touched the ball only 20 times even though Madrid scored five times.Asked about the winger’s display afterwards, Zidane simply said: “Well, Gareth played his game.” It was, therefore, no surprise that the 28-year-old was left out of the starting line-up at Leganes, meaning Bale has now been a substitute in three of the last four games.After the win at Leganes, Zidane said of Bale’s demotion: “It is a bit of everything, but I am happy with Gareth. We must go bit by bit with him, so that he finds his best level.”With three matches in a week, he could well be back in the team for the visit of in-form Alaves at the Bernabeu on Saturday, but his place against PSG in the sides’ second leg at the Parc des Princes in March certainly looks under threat.Even if Toni Kroos and Luka Modric fail to recover in time from injury, Zidane may decide it is in Madrid’s best interests to start with Ronaldo and Benzema (significantly improved on Wednesday) up front and a four-man midfield, with Asensio and Lucas as the two wide men.The two Spain stars were full of energy and running in their short time on the pitch against PSG in the first leg, while their ability to track back and help out with defensive duties could be a big plus for Zidane in Paris.Asensio and Lucas have certainly staked their claims for a starting spot in Paris over the past couple of weeks and if he is to feature in the big game on March 6, Bale will now have to prove himself to Zidane all over again.
Tottenham Hotspur Crazy VAR killed Tottenham’s momentum in FA Cup win, says Trippier Stephen Creek 08:59 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur Rochdale Spurs ran out 6-1 winners in their FA Cup replay, but the defender felt a lot of excitement was lost amid the repeated usage of video replays Kieran Trippier felt the use of the video assistant referee sucked momentum out of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup replay win over Rochdale at Wembley.The England defender was at the centre of a controversial first half in which referee Paul Tierney paused the game for lengthy periods to consult VAR over key decisions.After Erik Lamela had an early goal ruled out by VAR, the technology was used to award Trippier a penalty – but Son Heung-min’s spot-kick was disallowed due to the staggered nature of his run-up, the replay system again intervening. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Lucas Moura had a penalty appeal waved away after another stoppage for VAR, and, after Mauricio Pochettino expressed his sympathy with the officials over the incidents, Trippier told BT Sport that the delays affected players.”It was crazy,” he said. “Obviously the decisions took some momentum out of the game but the referee has to make the decision so we have to wait.”Rochdale manager Keith Hill took a sympathetic view, telling BBC Sport: “It’s complicated with VAR. It’s not fair on the referee.”The fourth official was explaining to us what was going on but the referee needs a bit of help.”It was confusing. Now I have been a part of what VAR is, I feel sorry for the referee. I think the decisions need to be explained to the crowd. The visuals need to be used better.”I hope that eventually they explain it to the supporters.”The stop-start opening period ended 1-1 but Spurs took control after the break, racing ahead thanks to a hat-trick from Fernando Llorente, another goal for Son and a first Tottenham goal for substitute Kyle Walker-Peters.The result was emphatic but Trippier was quick to praise Tottenham’s League One visitors.”We created a lot of chances in the first half,” said the full-back. “We have to give credit to Rochdale, they made it difficult again – as they did in the first game.”They had one chance and they took it but every chance we had we took.”
UEFA Europa League Kia Motors to become official UEFA Europa League partner Goal 20:00 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Kia UEFA Europa League The car manufacturer has signed a three-year deal starting from the 2018-19 season and will begin the tournament’s first official global trophy tour Kia Motors have agreed a deal to become an official partner of the UEFA Europa League.The Korean car manufacturer have signed a three-year deal with European football’s governing body that will begin from the 2018-19 season and run through to the 2021 UEFA Europa League final.Kia, who are also the official automotive partner of FIFA, have pledged to invite thousands of fans to UEFA Europa League matches. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp They will also offer 205 lucky young fans from all across Europe to share in the excitement of the competition by becoming part of the action as an Official Match Ball Carrier.“The UEFA Europa League presents us with the perfect platform from which to engage more closely with fans all over the globe, and enhancing Kia’s visibility as an exciting, dynamic brand for the young-at-heart” said Yong-Won Cho, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Kia Motors Corporation, at the partnership inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.Kia plan to utilise their global reach to help fans outside of Europe engage with one of world football’s leading tournaments.“Together we will harness the power to surprise by creating the first global UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour presented by Kia, which will be a fantastic opportunity to promote the competition and Kia’s core brand values,” said Peter Willems, Head of Marketing Activities & Sponsorship of UEFA Events SA.“Each season the competition reaches a television audience of one billion viewers, 45 per cent of which live outside of Europe, so we value partners such as Kia Motors that have such a great reach.”Former Milan, Inter, Chelsea, Lazio and Parma star Hernan Crespo also attended the event in his role as UEFA Ambassador.“I am a huge fan of the UEFA Europa League. I have fantastic memories of playing in the competition and even lifting the iconic trophy in 1999,” said the former Argentina international.“The competition goes from strength to strength and now with the support of Kia Motors, this is something that can only continue to accelerate. I wish every success to Kia Motors and to UEFA at the start of this fantastic partnership.”
I’ve been remiss in blogging because at Network for Good, we’ve been working around the clock to launch SixDegrees.org with Kevin Bacon. It went live today, and USA Today covered the story.The goal is to allow anyone to be a celebrity for their charity. As Kevin puts it,“SixDegrees.org is about using the idea that we are all connected to accomplish something good. It is my hope that Six Degrees will soon be something more than a game or a gimmick. It will also be a force for good, by bringing a social conscience to social networking.” Six Degrees harnesses two important online trends: the exponential growth of social networks and the increasing interest in using the web for raising money for charity among family and friends, which I’m always blogging about here. It also seeks to reward people for evangelizing for their cause by literally making them celebrities — putting their pictures and stories online next to the likes of Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick, Jessica Simpson, Tyra Banks, and so on.Check it out, and please post your own cause! And share your thoughts – is it better than floam?
Bournemouth determined to keep hold of Chelsea target Wilsonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are determined to keep hold of Callum Wilson this month.The Mirror says Bournemouth are ready to dig in their heels and shatter Chelsea’s hopes of landing Wilson this month. Jermain Defoe’s 18-month loan to Rangers helped free up the money for manager Eddie Howe to sign Dominic Solanke from Liverpool for £19million and take Nathaniel Clyne, also from Liverpool, on loan.Letting Wilson leave in the same month as Defoe would leave Howe short of options up front despite Solanke’s arrival.Maurizio Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola confirmed the Blues’ interest in the player a fortnight ago when he said: “Callum is doing well and is of interest not only for us but for many.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say