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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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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Special audit of CJIA expansion project needed

first_imgDear Editor,The allegation of corruption at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion project is becoming worse by the minute and must not go unchallenged. Unless greater transparency is brought to the implementation of this contract, Guyana will be worse off financially and infrastructurally than it was before this US$150 million loan was borrowed. What we are seeing at the airport is the height of human vulgarity.In the USA, with all the post 9/11 requirements, the Westchester 6-gate airport terminal cost about US$90 million from scratch. In the case of Guyana, we shall only be receiving a 4-gate terminal and an extension of the runaway for US$150 million. That would have been acceptable if it was a new departure and arrival terminal. But now we are finding out that the old terminal has not been torn down. Rather, it has been gutted and is being reused at the departure area.We must also remember that the PPP in 2011 signed a fixed-priced contract for US$150 million that committed the contractor to an airport as per the contract with 8 gates, new departure and arrival terminal and a 10,800 feet runway to make it a category Code 4E runway (a jumbo jet – BOEING 747-400 aircraft can land). The PNC varied the contract and offered four gates and a refurbished departure terminal. So, picking sense from nonsense, Guyana is getting less and is still being charged the same price. What abject nonsense is this? How more bogus can Team Granger get?I appeal to the Office of the Auditor General to conduct a special audit on this project to assess if this nation is securing value for money. I appeal to the Auditor General to safeguard all evidence since any future Government would need such evidence to prosecute those found culpable for misappropriation of public funds.Regard,Lisa Allylast_img read more

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Minibus conductors’ behaviour a serious issue – association President

first_img…calls for training before licence issuanceIn light of the challenges faced by passengers, caused by the sometimes disgraceful and shocking behaviours – displayed by not only conductors but drivers of minibuses – the President of the United Minibus Union, Eon Andrews, has made a call for conductors to be trained by the Road Safety Council before being issued their licences.President of the UMU, Eon AndrewsUnion President, Eon Andrews, on Friday made his concern known over the very serious issue as he was addressing several woes encountered by commuters using this specific mode of transportation.He said conductors should have training sessions in the area of hospitality to be better capable of handling certain situations before they are issued their licences.“As it relates to the unruly drivers (and) in most cases these conductors, we are advocating and we are trying to get it through the Road Safety Council where before you can become a conductor you have to go and do some kind of three or four sessions, where you (conductors) will have a paper saying that this person has come and has passed the hospitality (requirements) and all of that before you can get one of those (licences),” Andrews pointed out.Over the years and specifically over the past few weeks, persons have vented their frustration on social media after they were mistreated or mishandled by conductors of the public transport system.In some of those cases, persons were even thrown out of the minibuses just for requesting the driver or conductor to lower their music. In other situations, persons were told not to enter the minibuses because of their size and were even threatened that if they did, then the bus would no longer be travelling the specific route.Wrapping of busesIn the meantime, Andrews has also highlighted that he does not support the wrapping of minibuses.The head of the UMU said he believes the minibuses should have just about two colours on them. He explained that this should be so, since in the case of an accident, a person would be able to say, “Well I was struck by a blue and red bus”. This, he said, is made difficult due to the several colours the operators have been protesting to have.“What I know is that when you go to the GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) you register your bus with a colour and that is what should be on your registration… when you get your documents from GRA the Police ought to see the colour and as long as you come with these plenty colours, then you don’t issue the registrations. But then again, I believe these bus drivers are trying to smart the Police by collecting the registrations and then they go and spray on”.Andrews said he has observed over a period of time that the buses with the ‘fancy colours’ have the drivers and conductors with some of the worst behaviours and “I don’t know if it’s a case where the colour demonstrates the character of the people.”“If there is a law against the colouring of these minibuses, then it should be enforced by the Police as well as the other relevant authorities. If it is under their remit then they will have to deal with it,” the Union leader shared.Earlier last month, an auto dealer had indicated he was willing to take a legal challenge over the issue of the wrapping of minibuses, since he believes that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was unlawfully forcing minibus operators to remove their ‘wrap designs’.Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram held tight to the view that the minibus owners were in breach of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act 51:02.Back in March, a campaign was implemented to strip all minibuses that had wrap designs. The defaulting vehicles were taken to the Brickdam Police Station.The affected drivers have related that the initiative has affected their livelihood, as they continue to lose money. Due to this, a protest was staged by the operators.last_img read more

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Norco puts end to Ayala streak, 58-51

first_imgPerhaps the key shot came on Norco’s next possession. Ayala defended well, but Philyaw sank a 3-pointer from the wing just before the shot clock sounded, giving Norco a 52-47 lead with 1:57 to play. The Cougars lived at the free-throw line the rest of the game, making 6 of 10, which was enough to put the game out of reach. Ayala struggled from the field, going just 3 of 15 in the third quarter and 3 of 14 in the fourth. Junior standout Rebekah Gardner, who has orally committed to UCLA, had 19 points, but 12 of those came in the first half. She had a rather quiet second half, plagued by foul trouble. “She is a great player, so every team comes in thinking the key is stopping her,” Norco coach Rick Thompson said. “Cierra (Windham) did a great job denying her the ball. She can match up with her in size and she has long arms, so that was big. Getting her in foul trouble was the key because she had to play a little more carefully.” Only four players figured in the scoring for Norco. Brittani Philbrook scored 16 points, Howard had 12 and Philyaw scored eight. michelle.gardner@sbsun.com (818) 909-386-3866 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Our goal was to win a CIF title, and we didn’t do that,” said Norco’s Cierra Windham, who led all scorers with 22 points. “We looked at this as our second chance. We really wanted it.” A pivotal third quarter made the difference. The Bulldogs (30-4) led 18-11 after the first quarter and 29-21 at the half. But Norco opened the third quarter with a 15-4 run, highlighted by a 3-pointer by Kasey Philyaw that gave the Cougars a 36-33 lead. They led 40-37 heading into the final quarter. Ayala’s last lead came at 47-45 midway through the fourth, but Norco drew even on a pair of free throws by Windham with 3:02 left. Then, after a Bulldogs turnover, Windham scored on a putback, making it 49-47. CHINO HILLS – Something had to give. The Ayala High School girls basketball team entered Saturday’s second round of the Division II CIF-State playoffs riding a 19-game winning streak. Its opponent, Norco, had won an equally impressive 26 of its past 27. center_img But it was the Cougars (29-3) who surged past the host Bulldogs, 58-51. Norco used its 60-55 loss to A.B. Miller in the CIF-Southern Section championship game as incentive. last_img read more

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Man United’s ‘world record transfer fee’ move: the latest from Spain

first_img talkSPORT has the latest on Man United’s interest in Angel Di Maria 1 Some of the more sensational reports in England this week claim Manchester United are considering an outlandish £100m world record operation to sign Angel Di Maria – a fee which seems overinflated to say the least – but what do the Spanish press say? talkSPORT has the latest on the Argentine’s potential move to the Premier League…ABC: United in the race, but no offer.Spanish outlet ABC confirm United’s interest in Di Maria is genuine, but they say that as of yet there is nothing official from the Red Devils.“United have joined the race for the midfielder, but have yet to place a firm offer on the tables of the Bernabeu offices. Van Gaal wants the Argentine in the squad, and United’s loss in their first Premier League game this season could push a move forward.”ABC expand that Di Maria’s good performances in pre-season have done little to change Madrid’s intentions to sell him.“Di Maria wants to show that he deserves to be a starter. The difference in form between him and some of the new signings is striking, but the club continues to look into how they can profit from the player.”El Pais: Di Maria doesn’t feel valuedDiego Torres in El Pais has a different opinion on Di Maria however, saying the player is looking for a club that will value him as one of their top players, unlike Madrid. He notes:“Madrid’s official line is Di Maria wants to leave, he wants them to sell because he’s not happy with his contract and both Monaco and PSG will offer him double what he earns in Spain, but the player’s version of events features other details, confirmed by sources at the Bernabeu. Di Maria thinks Florentino Perez doesn’t appreciate him and will never consider him sufficiently important to pay what other teams will offer. The Argentine says the president is distant from him, and he will never be an important player for Madrid while the strategy of the club is to use him as back up.”Torres says Carlo Ancelotti and Florentino Perez don’t see eye to eye on the midfielder.“Signing James [Rodriguez] is a declaration of intent as Carlo Ancelotti never asked for another playmaker, and instead wanted the club to make the necessary moves to keep Di Maria. That meant increasing his salary. However, either the offer never came or it wasn’t good enough. Moreso when Florentino Perez then opted to sign James in one of the most disproportionate deals in football. Di Maria wants more money and more recognition.”Carlo Ancelotti: I don’t know Di Maria’s decisionDespite the differing opinions of Spanish columnists, what does seem certain is that Di Maria’s Madrid future is hanging in the balance. Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Madrid’s Supercopa clash with Atletico, Carlo Ancelotti noted:“I’m not going to get involved in the Di Maria thing as I don’t want to lose concentration on tomorrow’s game. I don’t know what he has decided, but I know he is training and he’s ready to play tomorrow night.”El Confidencial: United may have to waitSpanish website El Confidencial suggests United and any other club that wants to sign Di Maria may have to play the waiting game.“A deal looked all but done with PSG but Financial Fair Play put an end to the operation. The move is still alive, provided PSG manage to sell someone like Cavani or Lavezzi, who have high salaries. If that happens, the plan is to then reactivate and wrap up the Di Maria deal. The other club lurking and watching how events unfold is Manchester United. Louis van Gaal wants Di Maria, but will have to wait.”Man United fans, how important would signing Di Maria be for the Red Devils season? Let us know below…last_img read more

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Can you believe Liverpool have gone from this position to the situation they are in today?

first_img3 3 Liverpool’s decline has been steep 3 How have Liverpool gone from this…The Premier League table on 21 April 2014 Only months ago Liverpool were two wins and a draw from guaranteeing the Premier League title.Now they are struggling to keep up in the race for fourth place, out of the Champions League and facing Thursday night Europa League football to boot.Why? Who is to blame? Take your pick from these candidates…Brendan RodgersThe man named LMA Manager of the Year was happy to take the plaudits when the going was good, so it stands to reason he takes blame when results are poor. Rodgers built his reputation on playing attractive, possession-based attacking football, without necessarily being good at shutting up shop. Suddenly, the fluidity and goals have deserted Liverpool and the defending is as bad, if not worse, than ever. The Northern Irishman will get time to turn things round, but that may only be until the end of this season, which would have been unthinkable last April.‘Rodgers heading for the SACK’ claims Liverpool heroLuis SuarezWe use the word ‘blame’ loosely in this context, because Suarez is no longer a Liverpool player, but that is the biggest problem at Anfield. The club nearly rode to glory on the back of the fantastic performances of probably the best player to wear red since Kenny Dalglish, or maybe even of all-time. They let him leave without lining up a suitable replacement, targeting Alexis Sanchez, only to see the Chilean opt for Arsenal. Back in 1995, when Eric Cantona was keen to leave Manchester United, Alex Ferguson fought tooth and nail to keep the Red Devils’ talisman at the club and succeeded. Cantona duly helped nurture a talented, but inexperienced group of players to the double in 1995/96, and another title in 1996/97. Would Scholes, Beckham, Butt and the Nevilles have won those medals without Cantona in the team? It’s doubtful. But Liverpool are hoping the inexperienced likes of Raheem Sterling, Phillipe Coutinho and Alberto Moreno will thrive under pressure in the absence of a world class talent like Suarez.FSG’s Transfer CommitteeAs the manager, you would expect Brendan Rodgers has a big say in the players Liverpool have signed during his tenure, at great expense, and there is no doubt too many of those players haven’t lived up to their price tags. But at Liverpool the buck doesn’t necessarily stop with the manager when it comes to signings, because of the increasingly infamous transfer committee that distributes responsibility on player acquisitions. This includes Rodgers, chief executive Ian Ayre, head of recruitment Dave Fallows, chief scout Barry Hunter, head of performance and analysis Michael Edwards and director Mike Gordon. The committee system has been in place since early 2013 and it is difficult to argue it has been anything but a failure so far, although there is still time for some of the signings to come good. Speaking about the committee, Rodgers has stated that, “We will never bring in a player here who the manager doesn’t want”.Bad luckEverything seemed rosy at Liverpool towards the end of last season. Then Steven Gerrard inexplicably slipped against Chelsea to give the Blues a crucial breakthrough in a vital match and the tide turned. The match, momentum and the title was lost, but the club could still reflect on a remarkable season and the promise of better things to come, including Champions League football. Then, on 24 June, Luis Suarez bit an opponent at the World Cup and was banned from football for four months. Suddenly his European Golden Boot contribution to Liverpool’s campaign was forgotten and plenty of Kopites seemed to think it made sense to sell for a record fee. Perhaps blinded by the negative publicity surrounding Suarez and the promise of signing lots of new players, one of the greatest footballers ever to play for the club was allowed to slip away, with few tears shed. Then Daniel Sturridge got injured playing for England, and Liverpool had lost two players who contributed 55 goals to the team last season. 55 goals! Should the club have seen this coming? Or have a series of unfortunate events derailed the most exciting team Anfield has seen since the 1980s?Who do you blame? Comment below… To this?The Premier League table on 8 December 2014last_img read more

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SISTER SARAS NEW YEAR’S EVE PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgSISTER SARAS NEW YEAR’S EVE PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: January 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare 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:donegalpicture specialSister Sara’slast_img

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WELFARE OFFICERS IN SHOCK AS EMACIATED HUSKY DUMPED BY CRUEL OWNERS

first_imgANIMAL welfare volunteers have expressed their shock and disgust after rescuing this poor husky dog, so poorly fed she was just skin and bones.Animals In Need Donegal say the dog was one of seven rescued yesterday alone.“We don’t know if we have ever seen a dog so thin,” said a charity spokeswoman. “She is just skin and bone and looks so sad. She was completely emaciated.”The charity has issued a plea to parents NOT to even think of purchasing pets as Christmas presents when so many rescue animals need good homes.They are also desperately seeking donations to care for this husky and the many cats and dogs rescued in recent days.Every cent donated to Animals in Need goes directly to helping the animals in our care,at the moment we have a lot of sick animals and our vet bills and food bills are enormous. You can donate through paypal or (€2) by texting KITTEN to 50300.(100% of text cost goes to ANIMALS IN NEED DONEGAL across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €1.63 will go to ANIMALS IN NEED DONEGAL.WELFARE OFFICERS IN SHOCK AS EMACIATED HUSKY DUMPED BY CRUEL OWNERS was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:animals in needcruelcrueltyDOGdonegalemaciatedhuskylast_img read more

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Quakes make Galaxy history

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week MLS’s best rivalry has provided two exceptional playoff games. In 2001, the Earthquakes won their first crown, beating the Galaxy 2-1 in the final at Columbus, Ohio, on Dwayne De Rosario’s sudden-death strike. Two years later, the Galaxy romped to a 2-0 win at Home Depot Center, then grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the second leg at San Jose – good for a nearly insurmountable 4-0 aggregate advantage. Then Jeff Agoos scored for the Earthquakes. Then Donovan. Then Jamil Walker. Then, in stoppage time, Chris Roner. De Rosario ended it six minutes into overtime, providing a 5-4 aggregate triumph in front of delirious San Jose fans. “Things don’t happen like that,” said Donovan, who landed with the Galaxy this season after leaving the Earthquakes last fall for a short-lived stint in Germany. “At the time, you don’t understand or appreciate what it’s about. But when people look back, they’ll say it was the best game.” Scott French, (818) 713-3627 scott.french@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It is considered the greatest game in Major League Soccer’s 10-year history – and one of the best nights of Landon Donovan’s life – but there is no darker moment in Galaxy annals. The last time L.A. met up with San Jose in the MLS playoffs, on Nov. 9, 2003, the Earthquakes scored five goals, erasing a four-goal deficit in a first-round playoff series and ending the Galaxy’s quest for a second successive MLS Cup title. center_img Donovan scored one goal and assisted another – Rodrigo Faria’s overtime winner – as San Jose toppled its fiercest rival en route to its second league championship. “It’s probably the greatest game I’ve ever been part of,” said Donovan, who will lead the Galaxy against San Jose in the opener of a two-game, total-goals playoff series Sunday at Home Depot Center. “For some of (my current teammates), it’s a bad memory, but for me, it was all happy.” last_img read more

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