Tennis star Boris Becker and wife separate after 13 years

first_imgIn recent years, Becker mainly made headlines with rumors about his financial problems. NVGRELATED STORIES:Boris Becker calls for fight against racism amid tweet spatDjokovic splits with coaches in bid to return to topADVERTISEMENT Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told dpa “the decision after a 13-year-long relationship and nine years of marriage wasn’t an easy one.”Moser said the couple’s main concern now was the wellbeing of their son Amadeus and that the separation was “amicable.”FEATURED 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 crownThe former couple wed in June 2009 and announced they were expecting a child within the same month.Becker has two grown children from a previous marriage to German-American actress and designer Barbara Feltus. He also has an 18-year-old daughter with model Angel Ermakova. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Ravena wants to raise awareness on anti-doping issues after ban Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2012 file photo German tennis legend Boris Becker arrives with his wife Lilly for the Laureus World Sports Awards in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)BERLIN (AP) — Former German tennis star Boris Becker and his wife Lilly have separated.The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that a Berlin lawyer for the two confirmed the breakup of three-time Wimbledon winner Becker, 50, and his Dutch model wife, who is 41 years old.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Legal bare-knuckle fighting makes bloody debut in Wyoming

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It felt the same to get punched as in an MMA fight, which is what my background is,” she said. “The difference was my knuckles more — when I punched her, I felt it a little bit more. Other than that, it was really nice just to let go and showcase my boxing skill and not worry about a takedown or a kick.“It felt like the rawest form of combat sports to just go out there and throw your hands and let loose.”Tony Lopez lost the most entertaining fight of the night, a five-rounder against fellow Californian Joey Beltran. The crowd was on its feet and roaring as the two heavyweights traded punches and slugged it out to the end, with both men bruised, cut up and bloodied.“The knuckles was nothing,” the 44-year-old Lopez said. “… I’ve always wanted to fight with no gloves. Got a chance to do it here.”Beltran and Shewmaker joined Ricco Rodriguez and Maurice Jackson in the semifinals of the heavyweight division tournament, which will be held in September, also in Cheyenne.Heralded underground bare-knuckle heavyweight Bobby Gunn also fought, knocking out Irineu Beato Costa Jr. in 41 seconds.Cheyenne resident Bryan Pedersen, an MMA fighter and former state lawmaker, successfully sponsored a bill in 2012 to create a state board of mixed martial arts — the first state to do so. While MMA was thriving, bare-knuckle competition wasn’t even considered when the law was passed. However, Wyoming jumped at the chance to host Bare Knuckle Fight Championships action after 28 other states passed.The International Boxing Hall of Fame said the last significant bare-knuckle bout was July 8, 1889, when John L. Sullivan went 75 rounds to beat Jake Kilrain. Even that event was illegal and had to be staged under the cover of secrecy as most states had outlawed the non-gloved version of boxing.Fighting was forced underground until 2011, when the Yavapai Nation sanctioned a match that Gunn won over Richard Stewart at the tribe’s reservation in Arizona. The bout drew more than a million viewers, and the promoter of that event and the Wyoming one, David Feldman, realized there was a hungry market for bare-knuckle fights within the combat sports fanbase. It took him another seven years to find a state willing to sanction the next event.Wyoming became the first state to sanction and regulate the activity sport its commission reviewed research that indicated bare-knuckle boxing would be safer than other combat sports, especially when it comes to concussions, Pedersen said, adding that the commission, which he chairs, spent about a year developing the new rules governing the sport. He also viewed Saturday’s competition, and future bouts, as a way to generate economic diversity and promote the Cowboy State and its strong sense of Western independence. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “It felt like hitting a home run,” said Shewmaker, a fourth-generation stone mason from the tiny central Missouri town of Gravois Mills. “I didn’t think I would be able to catch him that early, but luckily I did.”Shewmaker has been an amateur boxer for years, and when he heard about the Wyoming event, he tried out and earned a chance to compete.“I never dreamed that it would be legal to be able to do this,” he said. “I’ve been in plenty of illegal bare-knuckle fights. I mean growing up where I did, in the area I did, it’s kinda rough, but people are gentlemen about it, too. You can fight, you get up, you’re done, you shake hands and you go get a beer.”Bec Rawlings, a 29-year-old from Brisbane, Australia, won the only bout of the night featuring women, stopping Alma Garcia with a TKO in the second round.Rawlings noticed little difference from fighting with gloves.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 awardcenter_img Fans were lined up outside the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center more than an hour before the first major bare-knuckle event in the U.S. since 1889. Forrest Peters, from Cheyenne, was among those in attendance. He came to cheer Estevan Payan — who served in the same Army unit as Peters — and to witness history.“With the bare-knuckle fighting and everything, having them bring it back for the first time in over 100 years, you knew it’s pretty exciting to see,” Peters said, “and especially having it here in Cheyenne, kinda out here where the West is still a little wild.”FEATURED 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 crownPayan, of Tempe, Arizona, didn’t disappoint, flooring Omar Avelar at 1:57 of the opening round of a 145-pound match.The quickest knockout occurred when Sam Shewmaker used one punch, an overhand right, to send Eric Prindle to the canvas 18 seconds into their heavyweight bout. DJ Linderman, left, fights Arnold Adams during the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The night was promoted as the first sanctioned bare-knuckle fighting in more than a century. (Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The first ever state-sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing match got a bloody ending Saturday night — and a big response from a raucous crowd.Arnold Adams, a 32-year-old MMA heavyweight, pounded ex-UFC fighter D.J. Linderman’s face into a bloody mess in front of 2,000 rowdy fans at a hockey rink that usually hosts birthday parties and skating lessons in Wyoming’s capital. Tens of thousands more tuned in for the pay-per-view event, which featured 10 bouts, including four heavyweight fights in a tournament format.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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Generika-Ayala turns back UA-UP to kick off PSL bid

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ria Meneses and April Ross Hingpit vs Isa Molde.Generika-Ayala pounded United Auctioneers-University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-9, 23-25, 25-16, to open the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Invitational on a high note Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lifesavers finished off the Lady Fighting Maroons in the fourth frame using a 7-1 spurt, topped by Patty Orendain’s down-the-line kill.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan PBA: Beermen move to 5th spot, stop Road Warriors Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “We adjusted a bit because of the all-to-play rule so we balanced the first two sets and the outcome was good,” said Generika-Ayala head coach Sherwin Meneses in Filipino.UA-UP broke a 22-all deadlock in the third set using a quick 3-1 run capped by Nicole Magsarile’s crosscourt kill to prevent a sweep.FEATURED 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 crownAngeli Araneta led all scorers with 26 markers while Orendain added 18 points.Isa Molde and Magsarile had 15 and 11 points for the Lady Fighting Maroons, respectively. Ma. Angelica D. Garcia Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

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A fight made for TV

first_imgMOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Filipino gymnast to get Japanese training, scholarship Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANThere were five fighters mentioned as possible opponents after Manny Pacquiao’s knockout win over Lucas Matthysse. Conditioning coach Justin Fortune, however, suggested not a particular opponent but a certain style.He said the fight should be “made for TV.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Contemplating on a return bout with Australian flash-in-the-pan Jeff Horn and a real megafight against the now-retired Floyd Mayweather, Fortune felt it would be best to find a foe that will bring out Pacquiao’s greatest attributes—Like what the Argentine slugger Matthysse did.A slugger is ideal foeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He’s a puncher, he’s a come forward guy, punch, punch, punch,” said Fortune of the Argentine, who fell thrice in losing to Pacquiao via a seventh round technical knockout as Pacquiao claimed his WBA welterweight title last Sunday in Kuala Lumpur.“But he was good. It was a good TV fight,” quipped Fortune. Arum, who for the first time in 12 years was not directly involved with Pacquiao, said he was impressed with what he saw from halfway across the globe.Tax issues a problem“I thought he looked terrific. This is the way he should fight. He’s been very, very tentative (in his previous fights). Matthysse didn’t put up much of a fight but he was the old Manny as far as how he was moving and hitting from different angles,” Arum was quoted as saying.A fight with either Crawford or Lomachenko is expected to be held in the United States to amplify its viability, something that would only be hindered by Pacquiao’s reported tax issues there.But Arum, a tax lawyer himself, assured that he is doing something about it “as we speak.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? He suggested Amir Khan, Pacquiao’s former sparring partner when they were both under Freddie Roach, in a fight that could be held in Wembley and watched by Britons who fancy professional boxers a lot more compared to the Malaysians.Crawford or LomachenkoTwo more names, WBO belt holder and current pound-for-pound champ Terence Crawford, and Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko also came up, and they both happen to be under Top Rank, Pacquiao’s former promotional outfit.Already, Top Rank chair Bob Arum claimed he will talk with the Filipino boxing legend regarding a possible fight with either Crawford or Lomachenko.“I have to speak with him (Pacquiao) and see what he wants to do,” Arum told boxingscene.com.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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‘One of those weeks’: Woods doing well except with putter

first_imgTiger Woods reacts to his shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Northern Trust golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods has shown he can put together a series of sub-par rounds.Contending in consecutive tournaments has been more difficult.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Woods missed six birdie putts from about 12 feet or closer. He has hit nine out of 14 fairways all three rounds, and he rarely was out of position when he did miss the greens in the third round. He’s just not seeing many putts go in, mainly because he says he can’t get the right line with the right speed.On a few occasions, he’s asked caddie Joe LaCava to help read the putts. It hasn’t mattered.“I’m just not seeing the lines this week,” Woods said. “Just the way it goes. I’ve called Joey in a few times this week. ‘Joey, I see three different breaks here.’ He said, ‘Yeah, so do I.’ I’m hitting in these spots where I’ve had double-breakers, if not triple-breakers, and I’m just not seeing or feeling correctly through those areas.”Such is golf. Woods chalked it up on more than one occasion to “one of those weeks.”But it extends a peculiar pattern this year of looking as though he were on the verge of winning, and then taking a step back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He had two straight weeks at the end of the Florida swing where he got within one shot of the lead on the back nine, and then he showed up at the Masters and finished in the middle of the pack. Woods showed plenty of momentum at The Players Championship (65-69 weekend) and the Memorial (67-68 in the middle two rounds), and then he missed the cut at the U.S. Open.One week after he briefly had the lead in the final round at the British Open, he tied for 31st at Firestone on a course where he has won eight times. He was runner-up at the PGA Championship in his most recent start, and now is playing for little more than pride or FedEx Cup points.His 68 at least allowed him to sleep in a little more on Sunday for the final round, though Woods all but conceded he was out of it. His hope was to finish at 10 under, which would mean a 64 in the final round. That would at least give him some good vibes going to the TPC Boston, where he won 12 years ago.“I think that would be a nice way to end the week,” he said. “It’s not going to win, but at least I can get some good momentum going into Boston.”He started the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 20, and with only 30 players advancing to the Tour Championship, he still has some work left.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Woods took small consolation Saturday after his first bogey-free round of the year, mainly because he managed only three birdies at The Northern Trust on a soft Ridgewood Country Club that is yielding plenty of them.He made a 6-foot birdie putt on his last hole — no sure thing the way his week has been going — for a 3-under 68. That gives him seven birdies for 54 holes. Bryson DeChambeau made nine birdies on Saturday alone in his round of 63 to lead by four shots, 13 shots ahead of Woods.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“That’s not going to get it done,” Woods said. “As soft as it is, these guys are making a boat load of birdies. And I just haven’t made any.”It wasn’t a lack of chances. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ John McCain mourned by Arizona sports community MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

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Daughter tells of dad’s unlikely bond with Charles Barkley

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Pacers hire NBA’s 1st female assistant general manager Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa. The story has been shared widely since it was told last week by the scientist’s daughter on “Only A Game,” an NPR sports show produced by Boston-based WBUR. Shirley Wang says that her father, Lin Wang, approached Barkley at a hotel while on a business trip. The two began talking, got dinner and exchanged numbers. They would meet up over the years to watch basketball games or hang out on the set of Barkley’s show. When Lin Wang died this year, Barkley showed up at his funeral in Iowa to the surprise of other attendees. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)BOSTON — A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa.The story has been shared widely since it was told last week by the scientist’s daughter on “Only A Game,” an NPR sports show produced by Boston-based WBUR.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Shortly afterward, Lin Wang was diagnosed with cancer. He died this year.Shirley Wang says her family was shocked when Barkley showed up at his funeral in Iowa.A video posted on YouTube shows Barkley telling those who gathered to remember Lin Wang that he was blessed to know him.“He was a selfless man. He really cared about other people. And the world is going to be a little less happier because he’s not here,” Barkley said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lin Wang, who immigrated from China, approached Barkley when they both happened to be staying at the same Sacramento, California, hotel. The two began talking, got dinner and exchanged numbers.Over the next couple of years, they would meet up to watch basketball games or hang out on the set of Barkley’s TV show “Inside the NBA,” Shirley Wang said. Her dad’s co-workers didn’t believe he was actually friends with the basketball legend and would tease him, she said.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 ChrissWhen Barkley’s mother died in 2015, Lin Wang traveled to Leeds, Alabama, to be at the funeral. Barkley recounted to Shirley Wang on the WBUR show how her father stood out, and friends and family wondered who he was.“I just started laughing. I said, ‘That’s my boy, Lin,’” Barkley said. “They’re, like, ‘How do you know him?’ I said, ‘It’s a long story.’” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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First ONE trilogy: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes battle for a third time

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes and ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio face off. Photo from ONE Championship.MANILA, Philippines—It’s officially a trilogy.Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes are set to break their 1-1 tie and on the line is the Filipino’s ONE World flyweight title.ADVERTISEMENT Rhea Dimaculangan shares glory of MVP plum with Petron teammates This will be the first trilogy in ONE Championship history and the fateful match is set on January 25 at Mall of Asia Arena in the ONE: Hero’s Ascent card.The two first faced each other on Sept. 12, 2014 with Moraes (17-3) taking the victory 3:54 into the second via guillotine choke to become the inaugural ONE World flyweight champion.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 ChrissEustaquio (11-6), though, got retribution on June 23 in the Pinnacle of Power card.The Team Lakay veteran went into the fight as the interim champion but left the ring at City of Dreams in Macau as the undisputed champion after taking the split decision win. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

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Time to move on: Chris Tiu retires from basketball

first_imgLATEST STORIES READ: Tiu delivers career game in possible swan songThe former Ateneo star erupted for a career-high 30 points to lead Rain or Shine over NLEX on November 3.Tiu, a true class act on and off the court, played six seasons in the PBA all with the Elasto Painters, who was selected seventh overall in the 2012 draft. He won his lone crown in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Chris Tiu is saying goodbye to basketball. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Tiu on Tuesday officially announced his retirement, ending a fruitful basketball career highlighted by a UAAP championship, a national team stint, and a PBA title.Tiu hanging up his sneakers was expected after already leaning towards retirement following Rain or Shine’s last game of the 2018 season.ADVERTISEMENT My heartfelt gratitude to every person who has been part of my basketball journey!! Most especially to our Lord who makes all things possible 🙏 It’s now time to move on. My heart is full. #17 signing off… pic.twitter.com/BeuGJKObXz— Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) January 8, 2019FEATURED 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 Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go PLAY LIST 02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The 33-year-old Tiu walked away in style after delivering a career performance in what turned out to be his final PBA game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Derrick Rose sorry after ‘kill yourself’ remark View commentslast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 27. Alex de Minaur, Australia28. Lucas Pouille, France29. Gilles Simon, France30. Gael Monfils, France31. Steve Johnson, United States32. Philipp Kohlschreiber, GermanyWomen’s Singles1. Simona Halep, Romania2. Angelique Kerber, Germany3. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark 2. Rafael Nadal, Spain3. Roger Federer, Switzerland4. Alexander Zverev, Germany5. Kevin Anderson, South Africa6. Marin Cilic, CroatiaADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Schrock in awe 17. Marco Cecchinato, Italy18. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina19. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia20. GrigorDimitrov, Bulgaria21. David Goffin, Belgium22. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain23. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain24. HyeonChung, South Korea25. Denis Shapovalov, Canada26. Fernando Verdasco, Spain Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 14. Julia Goerges, Germany15. Ashleigh Barty, Australia16. Serena Williams, United States17. Madison Keys, United States18. Garbine Muguruza, Spain19. Caroline Garcia, France20. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia21. Wang Qiang, China22. JelenaOstapenko, Latvia23. Carla Suárez Navarro, Spain Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia, returns as the 16th-seeded player after missing last year’s tournament.Fifth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro will miss the Australian Open while he recovers from a fractured right kneecap.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 ChrissMen’s Singles1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during the final match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)MELBOURNE, Australia  — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list.Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women’s defending singles champion Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Halep in last year’s final at Melbourne Park, is No. 3 behind second-seeded and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 24. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine25. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania26. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia27. CamilaGiorgi, Italy28. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan29. Donna Vekic, Croatia30. Maria Sharapova, Russia31. Petra Martic, Croatia32. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 4. Naomi Osaka, Japan5. Sloane Stephens, United States6. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine7. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic8. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic9. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands10. Daria Kasatkina, Russia11. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus12. Elise Mertens, Belgium13. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia 7. Dominic Thiem, Austria8. Kei Nishikori, Japan9. John Isner, United States10. Karen Khachanov, Russia11. Borna Coric, Croatia12. Fabio Fognini, Italy13. Kyle Edmund, Britain14. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece15. Daniil Medvedev, Russia16. Milos Raonic, Canada View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Asi Taulava ponders retirement as he enters 20th season in PBA

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history At 45, however, Taulava knows he’s reached the final days of his playing career and he hinted that the 2019 PBA season will be his last.“I’m thinking this might be my last year, I want to get it to 20 and see where it goes from here,” said Taulava Thursday during the PBA Media Day at Solaire Resort and Casino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Let’s see after the final year if it’s meant to be then it will be my swan song.”Taulava won just one title in his career but he was the 2003 MVP and was a 16-time All-Star, and represented the Philippines in several occasions. NLEX’ amiable big man won the silver medal in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha.Taulava averaged 2.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 9.4 minutes of play in the past season.“I just want to enjoy it, I’ll play my tail off, if my body can still go for another year then why not, but if my body tells me ‘Asi, it’s time to sit down and hang out with the older guys,’” said Taulava.“It’s a win-win situation for me, I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve enjoyed this ride, and not too many players in the PBA can last 20 years.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Big man Asi Taulava is looking at retirement after 20th season. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Asi Taulava is ready to hang those sneakers up.An original giant of the PBA, the 6-foot-9 Taulava entered the league in 1998 as Mobiline’s direct hire for that season and it eventually became the beginning of one of the greatest careers of any Filipino basketball player.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Heartbreak and disbelief as Andy Murray announces retirement View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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