January 2020

first_imgSenators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Every week, Inquirer Sports will feature a sneaker of the week as worn by your favorite basketball, volleyball or football star during games. Did a pair of sneakers catch your eye? Drop a line on Twitter, @INQUIRERSports and use the hashtag #kicksstalker.This week’s Kicks Stalker pick: Marcio Lassiter’s Kyrie 2The shoe: What The? Kyrie 2.The wearer: San Miguel Beer gunner Marcio Lassiter.The take: I wanted to showcase my Christmas spirit, so those were my Christmas-themed shoes.ADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Katsuragawa, Saso leave Riviera field biting dustcenter_img MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown “That’s their way of concentrating, that’s their way of celebrating but if they can show the same energy as I do, why not?” said Rondina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: LeBron unfazed by increased workload in Love’s absence “Yes [I want them to match my energy], but I’m used to the fact that they really don’t display that much energy as I do,” said Rondina Wednesday after UST’s 25-9, 25-22, 25-23 win at Filoil Flying V Arena.READ: Tigresses get first win, vent ire on winless Lady WarriorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRondina had 12 points to help the Golden Tigresses get past University of the East to get their first win of the season and as always she was the personification of an explosion.She admits that she can’t change how her teammates show their passion for the game but she won’t mind if they do it like she does. Sisi Rondina and the UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina is known for two things: her scoring and her explosions of energy.Each point for the playful Cebuana is celebrated as if it was a championship point, and the University of Santo Tomas skipper sometimes wants her teammates to have the same intensity as her.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra’s Joe Devance. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a perfect embodiment of the never-say-die spirit. At any point in the series, or before it even started, Joe Devance could have opted to shut his conference down and proceed to heal a plantar fasciitis injury in his left foot.Instead, Devance plodded on. And when the sacrifice amounted to nothing, when all it gave him was a front-row view to San Miguel Beer’s third straight celebration of a PBA Philippine Cup triumph, Devance wasn’t left with any drop of regret.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “We faced a tough San Miguel team. They played great the whole conference. They got way too many weapons. We tried our best, but we just couldn’t get the wins,” he said.READ: San Miguel wins 3rd straight Philippine Cup titleDevance now turns his attention to his upcoming surgery, as he is set to miss a couple of months for his side in the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m just gonna rest, probably get surgery. So I may be out for a few months. I did what I could and I don’t know what to say. I feel kind of bad right now, but San Miguel played great and that’s a great team. Let’s see what we can do next conference,” he said. “Hopefully my foot won’t be affected later in life. But I’ll worry about that if it happens.”ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Lassiter brings out inner ‘Salt Bae’ anew after clinching title Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was all worth it. Just to battle with these guys, they played their hearts out. I don’t regret anything,” he said.READ: Cone: Beermen ‘overwhelmed us’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDevance went full warrior mode for the Gin Kings in their first no-tomorrow match in the series. He wound up with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists in Game 5 on Sunday. Before the game and at halftime, he took pain shots so he could get his mind off his foot and on trying to keep the Kings alive.Unfortunately, those efforts went down the drain as San Miguel claimed its third straight Philippine Cup title with a 91-85 conquest.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoaching a team such as San Miguel entails a lot of pressure.It’s either championship or bust, and in the past five years three coaches have faced the axe for failing to deliver any hardware.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Leo Austria was tasked to bring San Miguel back to the top and it didn’t take long before he delivered the team’s first title to end its championship drought.From Austria’s first year in 2014, the Beermen have won four titles including three straight Philippine Cups and that feat earned San Miguel the Perpetual Trophy.And Austria, a cool and collected figure on and off the court, has managed to shake off the pressure that comes with his position as San Miguel’s head coach.“I shrugged that pressure off,” said Austria Thursday at SportsIQ, INQUIRER’s omni-platform sports talk show. “I just want to be calm and I don’t want to feel the pressure.”Austria is just the second coach in PBA history to win three straight crows in the PBA Philippine Cup, after Chot Reyes, who won from 2011 to 2013 with Talk N’ Text.ADVERTISEMENT Olsen Racela, Gee Abanilla, and Biboy Ravanes all failed to lead San Miguel to a single championship, back when the franchise carried the name Petron Blaze Boosters, to a single championship.That dry spell was eventually labeled as the Petronovela and it lasted from 2012 until 2014 as the storied franchise experienced a tumultuous period where the core of Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot, and Jay Washington failed to win any title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnPetronovela reached its climax in 2013 when import Renaldo Balkman choked Santos in a heated exchange between the teammates. As the Beermen slowly started to lose its luster, one man was tasked to turn things around and return the franchise to its glory days. ABL: Lions send Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight loss Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town He acknowledged the fact that his job will always have the pressure of delivering a championship, but after four title runs Austria has started to get used to it.“Ever since I’ve been in the team, the pressure’s always there and I’m used to it,” said Austria. “The first conference was really a test for me and I know that if I make it I’ll continue as a coach.”“But I think this has been my destiny because we kept on winning, especially the All-Filipino.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in And on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the two once again went at it.READ: PBA: NLEX nips Alaska, breaks 9-game skid FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAbueva and Alas got tangled up on the floor in the third quarter of the game between NLEX and Alaska in an event that seemed to resemble a Greco-Roman wrestling match.Others may scoff at the idea of having a 6-foot-2 forward pinning them down, but Alas just laughed it off. Olympics: Kids to choose Tokyo 2020 mascots End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and Calvin Abueva has had quite a colorful history.The two crossed paths in the NCAA during their collegiate years with Alas leading Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Abueva doing the same for San Sebastian, and those encounters weren’t without bodily harm.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak “He’s been doing those kinds of antics when he was still at Baste [San Sebastian], but that’s part of the game,” said Alas of their incident that happened at the 6:18 mark of the penultimate period. “Calvin is a good friend of mine outside of the court so that’s no big deal.”Making things a little more awkward was Alas’ father Louie is an assistant coach at Alaska.“I didn’t look at him because he might give me orders,” joked Alas.Still, it was Alas who got the last laugh as his 11 points helped the Road Warriors to a 100-92 win over Alaska snapping their nine-game losing streak in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgClippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Some called for a rematch.Michael Esteban, 34, a cook, could not believe that Pacquiao lost the match in a unanimous decision by the three judges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“As an avid fan of Manny, I could not really believe that he lost to Horn,” Esteban said. “I really thought that he would win the fight.”Esteban, who watched the bout via a live telecast at the canteen where he works, said he had expected Pacquiao to win because the Filipino boxing champion had more experienced and was better “several times over” Horn. TACLOBAN CITY — Stunned, shocked, frustrated.This was how Visayan fans reacted to the upset loss of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to Australian boxer Jeff Horn.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Rushton’s 10-point plan bears fruit Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Other spectators at the same venue were so shocked that they stood still for a moment after the match.“This is a nightmare for us Pacquiao fans,” Lemuel Mortes said.Despite of the stunning loss, they said they would remain Pacquiao fans.Mortes said, however, that would be up to the boxer and senator if he would finally hang up his gloves after his defeat.In Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Lito Alagadmo, 40, said he was frustrated that at the end of 12 rounds, Horn was declared the new WBO welterweight world champion.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “Walay lami kay pildi si Pacman,” he said.(“I’m disheartened because Pacquiao lost.”)Alagadmo was all for a rematch.“Mas nice kung magrematch sila para maila kung kinday hawud sa ring,” he said.(“It would be nice if they would have a rematch so we would know who is really better in the ring.”)Rhudy Mendoza, 38, said, however, said he wouldn’t want to see a rematch.“Absolutely, I prefer Pacman-Mayweather,” he said. “That fight will be exciting than this.”Rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Boholano fans watching the bout.At least 100 residents in this city flocked to the corner of Maria Clara Street and CPG Avenue to watch the fight for free.Electronics shops like Geresonic and Diccion provided small TV screens for a live airing of the fight. MOST READ LSU title parade draws massive crowds Pacquaio supporters loudly cheered when the Filipino boxer appeared to have the upperhand, especially in the ninth and later rounds.But there was a silence when the winner was announced.In , the crowds that gathered at public venues had expected Pacquiao to defeat Horn. They were also hugely disappointed.At the Bacolod Arts and Youth Center in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, a crowd of about 5,000 had expected Pacquiao to be announced the winner. Hearing that Horn was the winner, the crowd quickly dispersed.Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, a close friend of Pacquiao, said: “I cannot believe Manny lost. I cannot understand why it was a unanimous decision. It was a close fight, which we thought was not supposed to be the case, but I still maintain that Manny won it.”“We must salute Manny for his humility when he said: ‘He deserves it’,” he said.“It was a close fight but I had Pacquiao ahead especially after last closing rounds,” Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, said.Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers’ Federation of the Philippines Inc., said: “I feel terribly bad.” /atm Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There was a heavy downpour during the fourth round. Alagadmo and other fans looked for cover. Some fans, however, prefered to get soaked rather than to miss every single detail of the fight.The rain lasted for about 10 minutes. When it stopped, fans flocked to the area again.The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) recorded a zero crime rate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fight.According to Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad, BPPO director, the police stations in Bohol had not received any reported incident in the last four hours while the fight was ongoing.In Iloilo City, boxing fans were also unconvinced that Horn defeated Pacquiao.“At the very least, it should have been a close score but not a unanimous decision and a wide margin (in favor of Horn),” Rommel Espinal said.Jossie Cillador, a resident of Pavia town in Iloilo, lamented that the match was bloody.“He [Horn] fought dirty because he kept on locking Pacquiao’s neck with his arm,” she said.She said the Filipino boxing champion should have knocked out Horn in the ninth round when the Australian boxer appeared wobbling “so that there would be no doubt who won the match.”Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (left) clinches with Jeff Horn of Australia during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)Many Ilonggos were glued to their television sets in homes and in restaurants which offered buffet lunch packages for guests who watched the match.last_img read more

first_imgLSU title parade draws massive crowds End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks The No. 4-ranked McIlroy missed the cut at the U.S. Open last month and hasn’t had a victory in an injury-hit 2017 so far.Jon Rahm, playing in the same group as McIlroy, shot 67 and was a stroke behind leader Daniel Im (67) midway through Day 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The British Open starts July 20 at Royal Birkdale. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LATEST STORIES Rory McIlroy hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of play at the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — Defending champion Rory McIlroy looks set to miss the cut at the Irish Open in a blow to his preparation for the British Open.McIlroy shot 1-over 73 Friday in his second round over the links at Portstewart and was 1 over for the tournament, which he is hosting to benefit his foundation. He was four shots off the predicted cut mark.ADVERTISEMENT Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppycenter_img #KicksStalker: Throwback to Jordan’s baseball days with J9 ‘Baseball Glove’ View comments LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

first_img Unknown entity Sunshine Girls head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken has blamed a short preparation time for Jamaica’s below par performance in the just- concluded three-Test netball series against Barbados. The series ended level at 1-1 as the local girls were beaten 43-41 in the final Test on Monday at the National Arena. The first match ended in 44-44 tie while the Sunshine Girls won the second game 40-34. Allison-McCracken, who has come in for much criticism in recent weeks after she sent home three senior players, has been in charge of the Sunshine Girls team since March. The British-born Allison-McCracken said she needed more time to prepare the Sunshine Girls for the series. “I didn’t know much about the Barbados team at all, and there is very little footage around and, so you can’t even see them. The only thing that I could do was to prepare the team that I had as well I could in the little time we had,” said Allison-McCracken. “I like to have two to three months (preparation time) leading up to a competition. You can phase it, you can make sure that you have nothing else in the way and you can focus on your netball, so that you can peak as a cohesive team at the right moment,” she said. Shanice Beckford, Khadijah Williams and Nicole Dixon were the three senior players twho were suspended by Allison-McCracken for what was deemed as inappropriate behaviour. Allison-McCracken added that the suspensions, along with other off-the-court matters, affected the team’s performance during the series. “There were all sort of things going around … some of them had exams today (Monday). It was just not the right time (for the series).” The Sunshine Girls, ranked fourth in the world, were without a number of other senior players for the series, including the likes of Romelda Aiken, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, Malysha Kelly, Vangelee Williams, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, Kadie-Ann Duhaney, and Paula Thompson. Allison-McCracken noted that if these players were available for the series, then the results would have been completely different. “I didn’t have the team that I needed at this time because a lot of the Jamaica’s first team are out or off the island, but there are maybe some things that I could have done differently,” she said. “It is tough at the top here, and so I am going to have to take the pressure, and I am going to have to go back to the drawing board.last_img read more

first_imgNAPLES, Italy (AP): Dries Mertens started this season where he left off the last, setting Napoli on their way to a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice in the first leg of their Champions League play-off yesterday. Mertens scored more than 30 goals last season for Napoli, with five of them in the Champions League. And it took the Belgium international less than 13 minutes to open his account for this campaign. Mertens sprang the offside trap to race on to a through-ball, take it past onrushing goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale and slot it into the empty net. The 30-year-old forward was instrumental in Napoli’s second, winning a penalty when he was tripped by Christophe Jallet just inside the area. Jorginho converted the spot kick in the 70th minute. “Today was a very important match, we told ourselves that. The team played well and gave everything,” Mertens said. “But I think 2-0 is too little. It’s not bad, but if we watch the match again I think it’s too little looking at our performance.” Nice’s night went from bad to worse 12 minutes from time when midfielder Vincent Koziello was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski and teammate Alassane Plea followed him off the pitch after receiving a second yellow for dissent. Other results: Celtic 5 Astana 0; Basaksehir 1 Sevilla 2; Hapoel Beer Sheva 2 Maribor 1; Olympiakos 2 Rijeka 1.last_img read more

first_imgK’NRG Management has announced that its client, Kemahl ‘The Hitman’ Russell’s, boxing match for the Junior North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Middleweight title against American Ian ‘The General’ Green will be live streamed via the internet. The bout takes place at the Resorts World Casino in New York on Saturday at 6 p.m. Jamaica time and will be televised by CBS Network. However, K’NRG says that Real Deal Boxing, headed by four-time World Heavyweight champion Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield, will also be streaming the match for US$6 (just under J$800). Russell’s manager Leiza-Mae Keane said that she is happy that this opportunity has presented itself. “This virtual stream has opened up opportunities for people who don’t have the cable providers, or access to cable, to be able to support a Jamaican champion,” she said. “So many people have been asking how they’re gonna be able to view the fight. The fight is going to be aired live on CBS and now there’s another opportunity for you to be able to sit right at home, from your computer and be able to watch our Jamaican champion take that belt home.” Keane said that online streaming will benefit Russell more than if the fight had just been televised on CBS, because it gives Real Deal Promotions a better understanding of the numbers of his fan base. “It adds to Kemahl being able to prove to the supporters that he does have support from his country and it’s a way for them to actually see, for real, how many people from Jamaica are supporting him through the purchases,” she told The Gleaner. “On CBS, they wouldn’t be able to have a tab on who’s watching it, but now the virtual stream will actually make them know how many Kemahl Russell supporters are there.” Russell heads into the contest with a record of 11 wins, nine by knockout, one loss and no draws. Real Deal Boxing says that US$1 from each stream ticket purchased will go towards the America Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund.last_img read more