Still top draw

first_imgThe planned January fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner is being lined up for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and could air as a pay-per-view event, according to US-based sports network ESPN.Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO) will be defending his World Boxing Association world welterweight title, and making his return to the United States for the first time since his November 2016 win over Jessie Vargas.In his last two outings, the Filipino lawmaker fought in Australia and Malaysia, losing a controversial decision to Jeff Horn and thrashing Lucas Matthysse for his first stoppage win since 2009.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Garbrandt recently told tabloid news website TMZ Sports he would welcome a bout with Pacquiao“I would love that fight, yeah,” Garbrandt said.Garbrandt is the UFC’s top-ranked bantamweight fighter. The 27-year-old has an 11-2 record in the promotion.However, Garbrandt has lost each of his last two fights.Both were to TJ Dillashaw, who defeated Garbrandt at both UFC 217 in November 2017 and UFC 227 in August.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Those fights aired on ESPN and ESPN+, and Pacquiao-Broner may be worth enough money to go to pay-per-view.Pacquiao is still one of the most recognizable stars in the sport, and Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO) still draws a lot of eyeballs whenever he fights, despite his inconsistencies.Broner is 0-1-1 in his last two outings, a loss to Mikey Garcia in July 2017, followed by a draw with Vargas in April.“It is almost final but it is not yet there,” Pacquiao said recently, adding that the match was “90 percent” likely to push through. He added he preferred to face the former four-division world champion either Jan. 12 or 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnother MMA dareWith a lot of talk about crossover MMA (mixed martial arts)-boxing fights lately, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Cody Garbrandt also wants in. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Roundup Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Neither clash lasted more than two rounds.Boxing skillsGarbrandt and his companions noted in the video that he has a “strong” boxing background, which would make him an ideal candidate for crossover fight. And few boxers carry more star power than Pacquiao.Pacquiao has not responded to Garbrandt’s challenge.The most high-profile crossover bout came in August 2017 when boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0) defeated UFC star Conor McGregor, who made his debut in the ring.Mayweather and UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov have recently talked about fighting each other. —BADLEFTHOOK.COM, BLEACHERREPORT.COM Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Creamline, BanKo-Perlas try to forge finals date

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia But the Lady Eagles’ fight-back from a 0-2 set deficit should worry the Perlas Spikers.“We were able to execute our game plan in the first two sets but lost our focus in the next two,” said BanKo-Perlas coach Dong dela Cruz. “First and foremost, you can’t give teams like Ateneo a chance to mount a comeback.”“But it’s a good thing that we were able to regain our bearing in the fifth set. It’s a good sign for us moving forward to recover from two set defeats,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Powerhouse Creamline and a fired-up BanKo-Perlas need one more win to get to the Finals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Marcio Lassiter: Kazakhstan loss ‘test of character’ for Gilas Pilipinas Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom But neither of them are expecting PetroGazz and Motolite-Ateneo to hand those berths to them on a silver platter on Saturday.The Cool Smashers will have to come up with an even sharper game than the one they flaunted against the Angels in a 26-28, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16 victory in the opener of their best-of-three series last Wednesday that gave them a twice-to-beat cushion for a finals slot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We have to lessen our mistakes and work on our service and blocking,” said Jema Galanza, who fired 24 points and capped her sterling performance on her 22nd birthday with 18 excellent receptions.Game 2 is at 4 p.m. after the 2 p.m. clash between the Perlas Spikers and the Lady Eagles. BanKo-Perlas has had Motolite-Ateneo’s number this conference, beating them thrice already. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Junior Canucks still sit at the bottom of the NWJHL

first_imgIn the first period, the Canucks were able to score one goal on the powerplay from Ryan Holtam.  The Kings scored two in the period, as the period ended with the Kings leading 2-1. In the second, the Kings scored four more goals and the Canucks were only able to pick up one from Mitchell Palfi on the powerplay. The third period saw only one goal from Grande Prairie and the game ended with a final score of 7-2 for the Kings.- Advertisement – The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks will now play Sexsmith Sunday afternoon.last_img

Liverpool have nothing to lose in title race, says Van Dijk

first_img0Shares0000Virgil van Dijk expects Manchester City to push Liverpool all the way in the Premier League title race © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 18 – Liverpool have nothing to lose in the Premier League title race despite amassing an eight-point lead after just eight games, according to defender Virgil van Dijk.The European champions are in pole position to end a 30-year wait to win a league title, but Van Dijk believes the pressure is still on Manchester City to win the league for a third straight year. “I don’t think we have anything to lose,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester United.“Man City are the champions, they’re defending their title and we want to get it. In my point of view, we just have to go for it.“We definitely need to enjoy it and be full of confidence, especially with the way we’ve got these points, having not had the best games but still getting the wins.”City’s shock defeats to Norwich and Wolves have allowed Liverpool to surge ahead thanks to their perfect start to the season.However, Van Dijk remains wary of Pep Guardiola’s men, who overturned a seven-point deficit to pip Liverpool to the title by a point last season.“There are so many games left, you can’t really think about it (winning the title) — it’s not realistic,” added the Dutch captain.“I don’t watch Man City’s games but I have family and friends who text me or say something, especially after the Wolves game.“That’s just part of life but we’ve learnt from last year that we don’t have to look to the others until the end of the campaign. So far, we have been doing well but Man City are definitely not going away.”0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Uganda Hippos intensify preps for COSAFA U-20 tournament

first_imgthe Hippos stretching after a work out yesterday morning. Photo by Shaban Lubega.The Uganda U-20 team (The Hippos) have continued with preparations for the COSAFA U-20 championships with a double session on Thursday.The Uganda under age team which was invited to take part in the South African based nations tournament trained outside the Mandela National stadium in the morning and afternoon as they prepare for the 10 day tournament in Zambia.The group that had trained a day earlier were joined by the KCCA duo of Mustapha Kizza and teenage sensation Muhammed Shaban who had missed the opening day training since they had traveled with their club for the Azam Uganda Premier league engagement in Mbarara.Most players responded well to the double session apart from Dickens Kilama, Raymond Onyai and goalkeeper Saidi Keni who picked minor knocks in the due course.Head coach Mathias Lule was once again overwhelmed by the attitude of the youngsters.“The double sessions have been good and the players are adjusting well. Said Lule.“By the time we travel next week, every player will be in shape and hopefuly we can do the country proud.Lule is deputized by James Odoch and the goalkeeping coach Samuel Kawalya as the technical team that is tasked with the job of developing these kids into future Cranes stars.GroupsA. Zambia, Swaziland, Uganda and Malawi.B. South Africa, Egypt, Mozambique and Mauritius.C. Angola, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe.Players who attended Thursday’s session:Goalkeepers: Keni Saidi (Proline), Eric Kibowa (Vipers/ St Mary’s Kitende), Ali Mwerusi (St Mary’s Kitende S.S).Defenders: Fred Okot (URA), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Bashir Askiu (Vipers / St Mary’s Kitende), Victor Matovu (Aspire Football Academy), Mustapha Kizza (KCCA), Mustapha Mujjuzi (Proline), Clinton Kamugisha (Mbarara City FC).Midfielders: Azake Luboyera (Ottawa Fury, USL), Kasule Abubaker Muhammad (Express FC), Julius Poloto (KCCA), Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Pius Obuya (Maroons), Gadaffi Wahabu (Onduparaka), Muhammed Ochaya Sharif (Express), Nicholas Kagaba (URA).Strikers: Muhammed Shaban (KCCA), Steven Mukwala (URA), Pius ‘Muzeei’ Wangi (Vipers), Hamis Tibita (BUL), Raymond Onyai (Kataka)Commentslast_img read more

Jason Black awarded Donegal Person of the Year at gala ball in Dublin

first_imgOver 350 people attended the Donegal Person of the Year Gala Ball in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Saturday night. The event, which is attended by people from across Dublin and Donegal is the biggest event in the Donegal diaspora’s calendar in Dublin.The centrepiece of the event is the awarding of the prestigious Donegal Person of the Year award. In January the Donegal Association announced that global endurance athlete, Jason Black, would receive the Donegal Person of the Year award for 2018Hugh Harkin, President of the Donegal Association Dublin highlighted Mr Black’s continuing efforts to work with young people.Speaking at the event Mr Harkin said: “I want to refer to Jason’s tireless efforts with groups of people, particularly young people all over the county and indeed the country, struggling with mental health issues.“He is ideally placed by his status as a successful endurance athlete, to talk to young men in particular and help them in dealing with their difficulties. He draws on his own life experiences and as I’m sure you know he is very open about the difficulties he has experienced himself.” Mr Harkin also paid tribute to Mr Black for using his voice to highlight the issues of mental health and domestic violence in Donegal something which led to his choosing the charity partner on the night as the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service.In his speech, Mr Harkin added: “We still surround these issues with a stigma, which adds to the effort required of the people coping with these difficulties.“I think it really is high time that we open the window on the issues of mental health and domestic violence against women in Co Donegal.“And I would like to pay tribute to Jason Black for helping to open that window by proposing the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service as the charity for tonight.”The funds raised from the charity raffle on the night will be used to support the work of Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service. Kevin McFadden, the current chairperson of the Donegal Association Dublin said: “I’d like to thank all those who attended and supported the annual gala ball and to Jason Black for being such an inspiring award winner.“The event could not happen without the generosity of our sponsors and supporters and the volunteer committee who help organise it year in year out and I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all.”Concluding Mr McFadden urged people to sign up and become active members in the Donegal Association Dublin.“The Donegal Association Dublin has a long and important history and we want to see it go from strength to strength. I would encourage members of the Donegal diaspora in Dublin to become members and get involved in our events and activities.”  Jason Black awarded Donegal Person of the Year at gala ball in Dublin was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Person of the YearDonegal Person of the Year Gala Balllast_img read more

Rookie bull rider impresses fans in Cheyenne

first_imgCHEYENNE >> A big arena, notorious bucking bulls and a legendary rodeo didn’t intimidate bull rider Roscoe Jarboe.Jarboe is competing at his very first Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and has become the first and only man to ride two bulls; and he did it with style. The New Plymouth, Idaho, resident is currently in his rookie year of competition in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association where he is second in those standings. He is also 14th in the world standings.He had his first bull here …last_img

Are the 49ers cursed in Seattle against Seahawks?

first_imgSEATTLE – Perhaps a curse got cast upon the 49ers here.Nearing the end of their last win at CenturyLink Field in 2011, offensive coordinator Greg Roman hollered a spirited “Merry Christmas” as he whisked through the sedate press box on his way from the coaches’ suite to the celebratory locker room.Since then, the 49ers went from “Ho, Ho, Ho” to “Uh Oh” in Seattle.Maybe Terrell Owens is responsible for the hex. You’ll recall his “signature” moment in 2002: In the 49ers’ debut at Seattle’s …last_img

Australian financial firm expands in SA

first_img20 January 2011Australian financial markets software provider IRESS Market Technology is to expand its activities in South Africa through the acquisition of local financial software solution provider Peresys for approximately R375-million.Peresys has an established client base in South African financial markets, and enjoys a dominant position in order execution and financial information exchange-based routing across all asset classes.IRESS, which provides online and desktop solutions for both financial markets users and wealth management tools for financial professionals, already has a presence in South Africa through its head office in Durban, as well as offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.“For some time, IRESS has assessed the opportunity and timing to expand our presence in South Africa from wealth management and introduce our financial market services such as order execution, trading, and market data,” IRESS managing director Andrew Walsh said in a statement this week.“The combined IRESS and Peresys service offering is anticipated to grow revenues while leveraging the largely fixed cost base.”Extensive product rangePeresys will immediately establish IRESS’ financial markets division in South Africa, building on its existing wealth management presence that together forms significant scale and an extensive product range in South Africa.According to the statement, IRESS believes in the advantages that come with scale both for its own operations, and to the benefit of its clients through product opportunities and investment in initiatives.“Peresys is the clear industry leader in South Africa, which IRESS has held in high regard for some time for its client base, breadth of product, dedication to support and innovation, and positioning,” said Walsh.‘Integral part’ of SA financial marketsAccording to the statement, the combined company’s initial focus will be on immediate product opportunities based around introducing IRESS components, specifically retail online trading, portfolio management, and market data.Peresys CEO Ashley Mendelowitz said the transaction was an exciting opportunity for Peresys and its customers, who could look forward to having access to an expanded product offering from IRESS.“We will continue to do the things that have made us an integral part of the South African financial markets over the past decade, including retaining the same values and our strong focus on domestic requirements, innovations and local support, ultimately ensuring that Peresys remains the material connection point for the international trading community to South Africa and, in time, the rest of Africa,” Mendelowitz said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more