UAAP: UP can field in Ricafort, but face risks if TRO ‘invalid’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhile Rob Ricafort can finally play for University of the Philippines after securing a temporary restraining order, the Maroons face the risk of forfeiture.Commissioner Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league will abide by the court ruling and won’t stop the wingman from playing if UP decides to field him.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 No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Goran Dragic back with Heat after summer title for Slovenia MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But with TRO set to lapse on October 21, Ricafort’s fate this Season 80 is not yet set in stone.“Should the TRO be invalid and void, there will be a possibility that the games [Ricafort played in] will be forfeited,” said Saguisag in a press conference Saturday.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 opening“As the commissioner, I will not restrain him from playing. But they assume the risk depending on how the court will decide. After 20 days, we don’t know what will happen. It’s the team’s option.”The UAAP eligibility committee initially ruled Ricafort ineligible to play this season as he will exceed the maximum age limit of 25. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ricafort will turn 25 on January 2018, after the basketball season is over. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Blatche, Fajardo lead 23-man Gilas pool for World Cup qualifiers

first_imgThe last time Blatche saw action for Gilas was during the 2017b Seaba Championship last May.The Xinjiang Flying Tigers center was sent back home to the United States by his mother ball club due to injury, but Reyes shared that the Syracuse native is expected to arrive in Manila on Nov. 12 to join the team’s trainings.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 opening View comments Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads 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 Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche is set to team up anew with four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and one of Asia’s top guards Jayson Castro as they headline Gilas Pilipinas’ 23-man pool for the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.National team coach Chot Reyes has submitted the list of names on Friday. The Philippine team has already started its preparations for the first leg of the Asian qualifiers scheduled later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas opens its quest for a slot in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China on Nov. 24 against Japan at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo, before flying home and taking on Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutout Lopez drops 34 on Nets, D-Lo gets 17 in Lakers’ win MOST READ 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 Jayson,Pogs,Matt,Allein,Gabe, Calvin,CBC,Mac,Troy, Mond, Jap, JMF practiced today. Jio came but is out (LCL).TR & KR still OOT. AB on d 12th— Chot Reyes (@coachot) November 3, 2017 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also making the cut are mainstays Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar, and Gabe Norwood, returnees Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and LA Revilla, cadets Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, and Russel Escoto, and PBA rookie Kiefer Ravena.Thirteen of the 23 names attended Gilas’ evening session at Meralco Gym.Jalalon, who is nursing a lateral colateral ligament sprain, dropped by, while Romeo are Ravena are still out-of-town, but will immediately join the squad’s sessions upon their return.The Philippines is slotted in Group B of the Asian qualifiers, together with reigning 2017 Fiba Asia champions Australia, and regional rivals Japan and Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 20: Errol Spence punches Lamont Peterson during their IBF Welterweight title fight at the Barclays Center on January 20, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.Spence strengthened his reputation as one of the best of boxing’s rising stars, scoring his 10th straight win inside the distance as he improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT Spence, making his first defence of the title he seized from Britain’s Kell Brook in May, dominated from the opening bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pummelling Peterson with combinations to the head and body.He sent former two-time world champion Peterson to the canvas in the fifth round with a combination that included a left hook to the head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBoth of Peterson’s eyes were swelling shut by the seventh round, and as the bell sounded to start the eighth Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter called for it to be stopped by referee Harvey Dock.Dock waved the fight off at one second into the eighth round. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “I want to thank Lamont Peterson,” Spence said. “A lot of guys did turn down the fight and he took it, like a real warrior. I commend him for that.”While Spence has been tipped as a future pound-for-pound king, he says he’s got plenty of room for improvement.“I still can improve a lot on my defence,” he said. “I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.”Spence is hoping to showcase his improved skills against Keith Thurman, holder of two welterweight belts who has been sidelined since out-pointing Danny Garcia last March because of elbow surgery.“Everybody knows I’ve been waiting on ‘Sometimes’ Thurman,” Spence said, a poke at Thurman’s “One Time” nickname. “Since I was 15-0 I’ve been calling this guy out and he keeps making excuses. Let’s get it on.”ADVERTISEMENT Lady Altas win third straight, dumps Lady Bombers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridcenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte On the undercard, IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. remained unbeaten with a split-decision victory over Javier Fortuna.Easter’s title wasn’t at stake after Fortuna failed to make weight on Friday. But Dominican southpaw Fortuna made things awkward for the 26-year-old champion with his counter-punching style.Easter was largely unable to use his superior height and reach, but the point deducted from Fortuna early in the bout for repeated blows to the back of Easter’s head proved costly.One ringside judge scored it 114-113 to Easter, another saw it 114-113 for Fortuna and a third made it 115-112 for Easter — who heard a few boos as the results were read out.“The fans are booing because I didn’t get the knockout,” said Easter, who improved to 21-0 with 14 knockouts while Fortuna fell to 33-2 with one drawn and 23 knockouts.“It was tough,” Easter said. “He was sitting back, trying to counter-punch. He really wasn’t throwing nothing. That made it difficult for me to keep chasing this guy around.“But we got the ‘W’. That’s all that matters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line now in India for Rs 39.9 lakh

first_imgGood news for BMW car lovers. The German company has launched a new variant in their 3 series line. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line, launched on Tuesday, is available in three metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect and Midnight Blue.The design of the car include Air breather in high-gloss Black and kidney grille slats.  The car key has red trim while the side window is in Matt black. The steering wheel comes in sport leather abd seats in contrast red stitching. The interior trim of the car is in fine-wood with Pearl Chrome accents.The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line is available at all BMW dealerships across the country while the BMW 320d Gran Turismo Sport Line is locally produced at the BMW Plant in Chennai.Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “It’s not just the striking look or generous interior that makes the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo so fascinating. It offers a wealth of characteristic features and just as many ways of bringing them to the fore. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line, featuring a series of striking exterior and interior design elements, promises unbridled dynamics and sets clear visual accents. Its striking design features in high-gloss Black portray a vigorous look, further reinforcing the unmistakable sporting character.”The new variant is available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in three metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect and Midnight Blue. Internal trims offered are Fine-wood trim Fineline Anthracite with Highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome.advertisementlast_img read more

Solskjaer: Man Utd dressing room is bouncing

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits the Manchester United “dressing room is bouncing” after seeing a Romelu Lukaku brace secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Southampton.The Red Devils headed into a home date with the Saints on Saturday boasting an unbeaten Premier League record under their interim boss.At times it appeared as though Solskjaer could suffer just the second setback of his reign at Old Trafford, with the visitors taking the lead and putting in a spirited showing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! United, though, have rediscovered their fighting spirit in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure and dug deep to claim a priceless three points which has lifted them back into the top four.Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “It was one of those games, it had everything.“It was an open game and they came here to beat us. We should have been 1-0, 2-0 up in the first five minutes.“They settled down and scored with two unbelievable strikes. My team did fantastic and the boys did great in the second half.“The dressing room is bouncing at the moment.”Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 2018-19Lukaku, who started alongside the fit-again Marcus Rashford, netted a match-winning double for United.Andreas Pereira also recorded his first Premier League goal as the buoyant Red Devils left it late but clawed their way over the line – with Paul Pogba even able to miss a stoppage-time penalty.“The belief is there, they have gone so long without losing games [domestically] and are raring to go,” Solskjaer said of a side that are 12 games without defeat in the English top flight.“They want to get on the ball and the confidence is high. They were class finishes from Romelu Lukaku and I am so pleased for Andreas Pereira.“Rom is a goalscorer, he keeps practising every single day and has quality.“When we changed to two up front that helped him as well. We had some great play at times, 3-2 we did it the hard way. That’s why we are turning grey.”United will need to find an attacking spark again in their next outing, as attention switches to European competition.They currently trail Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in their Champions League last-16 encounter, with the second leg of that tie due to be staged in the French capital on Wednesday.Solskjaer has already conceded that the Red Devils have a mountain to climb in order to reach the quarter-finals, but claims confidence is high heading into the toughest of continental tests.He said: “We have done fantastically well away from home but we go to PSG with the belief, we have nothing to lose.“We will give it a go. This club has done so many great comebacks, the tie is not done.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more