January 18

Diaz plans move to higher weight division

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “Her quest for the gold in the 2020 Olympics can be real and we are committed to support her all the way,” Ramirez said.Next stop for Diaz is the world championships in Turkmenistan in November when she goes from -53 kilogram, which won her gold in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia, to -55 kg.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’Diaz, who rose to fame with her silver medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, could face stronger opponents in the -55 kg, but pointed out that competing in that weight class would be less exhausting.“I can see that Hidilyn was ready for it (Asian Games gold medal). Once again, she proved herself worthy,” Ramirez said. MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ If there’s one Filipino who can finally grab a gold medal in the Olympics, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Butch Ramirez believes weightlifting heroine Hidilyn Diaz has the biggest chance.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Diaz has repeated time and again that she would retire after the Tokyo Olympics.The famed lifter from Zamboanga City began pulling up steel when she was 14. After three Olympic Games that began in 2008 in Beijing, Diaz will be 29 in her fourth Olympic tour of duty two years from now.Ramirez said Diaz’s feat inspired national athletes, whom the PSC will provide all-out support for them to qualify for the Tokyo Games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Dutchman leads by 2 shots Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

January 12

Huskies win game three of NWJHL finals over Kings

first_imgWith 1:29 left in the frame, Brady Marzocco would score a goal with a feed from Gary Loewen and Nolan Legace making the score 5-1.At 2:24 into the third period, Alex Nimmo would score a goal with an assist by Aiden Craig-Steele making the Huskies lead 6-1 over the Kings.Then at 5:11 into the frame, Nolan Legace would score n unassisted goal making the score 7-1.With 6:58 remaining in the period, the Kings managed to score a goal making the score 7-2.Advertisement The Huskies now lead the series 2-1.Up next, the Huskies are in Grande Prairie on Tuesday, March 19, as they take on the Kings for game four of the finals. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. at the Crosslink County Sportsplex. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Sunday as they took on the JDA County Kings in game three of the NWJHL finals.At 7:33 remaining in the first period, Gary Loewen would make an unassisted goal making the score 1-0.Then at 6:23 left in the frame, Jared Winkel would score a goal on the Kings with an assist by Ivan Jasbec making the lead 2-0.- Advertisement -Then with 55 seconds, on a power play, Jared Winkel would make his second goal with assists by Gary Loewen and Jared Loewen making the score 3-0 as they headed into the second period.At 1:29 into the second frame, the Kings would score a goal making the score 3-1.Then at 3:40 into the period, Jared Winkel would score his third goal with an assist by Dean Whitcomb making the lead 4-1.Advertisementcenter_img Then at 6:21 left in the frame, Matthew Apsassin would receive a two-minute penalty for tripping.During that time, the Kings took advantage of the power play and scored a goal at 5:59 left in the game making the score 7-3.The Huskies managed to hold off the Kings for the remainder of the period making the final score 7-3.Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says it was a good hockey game until the third period when his team started to lose focus.“It was a good hockey game except for about seven minutes in the third period where we got our focus away from other things and we started worrying about what they were doing and not worrying about what we were doing. Other than those seven minutes, it was a pretty good hockey game for us.”Advertisementlast_img read more

January 11

Sprint-Nextel tests no-limits cell plan

first_imgNEW YORK – Sprint Nextel is testing a novel cellular plan in the San Francisco Bay area that features unlimited call time, text messages and Internet access on a mobile phone for $120 a month. While not inexpensive, the unusual approach to pricing wireless service could carry profound consequences for the industry if it proves popular and Sprint decides to roll it out nationally. Sprint Nextel Corp. already began moving in that direction in January with a pricey $200 unlimited calling plan for high-volume users. There are some regional carriers and niche service providers offering unlimited plans, but Sprint’s plan appears to be the first mainstream wireless offering of this sort in the United States. The last substantial shift in cellular pricing came nearly a decade ago when the old AT&T Wireless started wiping away the distinction between local and long distance with the launch of a national calling plan. Cell subscribers are conditioned to count minutes, keeping an eye on the clock during calls or waiting for off-peak hours, mindful of the steep surcharges that come with exceeding their monthly allowances. This contrasts sharply with the land-line world, where the rapid spread of unlimited plans over the past decade has created a carefree, all-you-can-eat mentality for local, long-distance and even international calls in some cases. The consumer embrace of unlimited calling plans for land-line phones – popular even though many users might save money by paying per-minute fees instead – suggests that cell users might jump at the opportunity to free themselves from time worries despite the fact that most customers don’t use up all their minutes each month. One potential problem for cellular companies is that wireless networks have far less call capacity than the fiber-optic cables of the traditional telephone system. While network capacity has grown, carriers worry about a repeat of AT&T Wireless’ experience with Digital One Rate. That national calling plan proved so popular that the company’s network couldn’t handle the surge of new users and long-distance call traffic in key markets such as New York. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 27

Costa set for £650,000-a-week China deal, Giggs to become Boro boss? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Chelsea striker Diego Costa is understood to be on the brink of a stunning £75million move to Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian this summer. The 28-year-old could become the best paid player in the world after reportedly being offered a £650,000-a-week deal after tax. (Daily Record)Ryan Giggs is on the shortlist to become the next permanent manager of Middlesbrough. The Welsh legend is searching for his first top job in the game after leaving his position as assistant manager at Manchester United last summer. (The Sun)Manchester United are now targeting Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak as their next goalkeeper, if David De Gea does eventually join Real Madrid in the summer. (Independent)Bournemouth hope to sign John Terry and Jermain Defoe this summer. Eddie Howe wants the vastly experienced pair to help guide his young squad and will also look to add Chelsea’s Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake. (Daily Mail)Chelsea will listen to offers for Brazilian star Willian this summer. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, a fan of the free-kick expert, is likely to be first in the queue, with the club having already made enquiries. (Daily Express)Chelsea are set to move for Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale. The Premier League leaders inquired about the former Fulham keeper in January when Asmir Begovic was looking to leave to find regular football elsewhere. The deal stalled but Chelsea can land the 31-year-old this summer without a fee as his contract runs out at the Seagulls, who have won promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Express)Demarai Gray is set for a make-or-break summer at Leicester City as the winger considers his future after a season of limited opportunities, with the 20-year-old desperate to play more first-team football to further his career. (Guardian)Tom Heaton is a summer target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle. The Burnley and England keeper has delivered another solid season for Sean Dyche who will fight to keep one of his key players. (The Sun)Newcastle have joined the race to sign highly-rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. Liverpool and Arsenal are also interested. (Daily Star)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Top Rugby Union referee Nigel Owens joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to have his say on plans to trial ‘sin bins’ in English football Arsenal will face competition from Valencia if they want to sign Malaga midfielder Pablo Fornals this summerAtletico Madrid have prioritised the signing of France international Alexandre Lacazette, amid interest from Liverpool and ArsenalAtletico Madrid have prioritised the signing of France international Alexandre Lacazette, amid interest from Liverpool and ArsenalFrench champions Paris Saint-Germain have made Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez a transfer prioritylast_img read more

December 26

Everton ‘reach agreement’ to sign Chelsea centre-back on loan

first_img revealed Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Now, according to L’Equipe, the Toffees have moved to secure his signature for a temporary move ahead of the 2018/19 season.Zouma spent last season at Stoke City and couldn’t help them to avoid relegation. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker possible standings center_img targets targets Duncan Ferguson: ‘All I’ve done is walk up and down the touchline shouting’ Everton have turned to the 23-year-old as they currently list just Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka as their only senior centre-backs.Marco Silva’s side are also trying to secure the signature of Yerry Mina from Barcelona. REVEALED Everton have reportedly reached an agreement with Chelsea for the loan signing of Kurt Zouma.The French centre-back has fallen further and further out of favour at the club since being a Blues regular between 2014 and 2016. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT HUMBLE Zouma was part of Chelsea’s 2014/15 and 2016/17 title-winning squads Latest Everton News The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas last_img read more

December 26

Arsenal ace ‘considering future’, Pogba to STAY, Man City star to Real Madrid?

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest exclusives and transfer headlines on talkSPORT.com:Sam Allardyce claims Manchester United outplayed Tottenham in 3-0 defeatManchester United title winner says Jose Mourinho MUST leave the clubMark Warburton reveals he learned of his Rangers sacking on TVShahid Khan ‘moving forward’ with Wembley Stadium purchaseLyon set to swoop for Celtic striker Moussa DembeleJan Oblak was Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper in the summer, not AlissonDavide Zappacosta wants to fight for Chelsea place despite Inter Milan interest Raheem Sterling is reportedly back on the radar of Real Madrid ahead of next summer’s transfer window targets targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Alexandre Lacazette is said to be ‘considering his future’ at Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose, who started in Spurs’ 3-0 victory over Manchester United, will reportedly reject a possible loan move to Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Telegraph)Fenerbahce have denied reports they are attempting to sign Tottenham’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (Sky Sports)Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said he will never return to Manchester United. The Spaniard left Old Trafford for the Nou Camp in 2008. (Daily Star)Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure is close to signing for a new club, with his agent revealing the 35-year-old has ‘passed a medical in London’. (Dimitry Seluk on Twitter)Everton striker flop Sandro Ramirez could seal a move back to Spain with Real Sociedad before the summer transfer window closes, according to reports from his homeland. (Marca) Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 IN DEMAND 3 3 Here’s a round-up of the latest football news and transfer gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Barcelona have ruled out the signing of Man United star Paul Pogba this summer, but still want to buy a central midfielder before their transfer window closes on Wednesday. (Sport)Arsenal striker Alexandre is considering his future at the Emirates Stadium, fearing he does not fit in with the style of play of new boss Unai Emery, according to reports from his native France. (le10sport)The Gunners will let highly-rated starlet Reiss Nelson, 18, move on loan to German side Hoffenheim for the season, as the attacking midfielder looks to get more first-team football – FULL STORYMeanwhile, Liverpool will allow 21-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo to leave Anfield on loan to French club Reims. The England Under-21 international has previously had loan spells at Fulham, Wigan and Wolves. (Daily Mirror) Real Madrid are back in the hunt for Raheem Sterling, and are planning to make a move for the Manchester City forward NEXT summer – FULL STORYReal Madrid representatives will reportedly travel to Wembley next month specifically to watch Sterling in action in England’s UEFA Nations League clash against Spain on September 8. (Sky Sports)It is claimed Manchester United players and staff believe Jose Mourinho is one defeat away from losing his job as manager. (Daily Mail)United’s players are said to have been left confused by the Special One’s recent tactics and team selections. (The Sun) The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

December 24

LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgIt was another fantastic weekend at Letterkenny’s No.1 superpub Sister’s Sara’s.Since re-opening under innovative new management the crowds have returned to the popular venue, re-establishing itself as a leading venue for entertainment in Donegal.A large crowd descended on Sister Sara’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, and above are a collection of snaps from all those nights over the weekend. LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewspicture specialSister Sara’slast_img read more

December 3

12 killed as bus rolls down gorge in Uttarakhand

first_imgAt least 12 people were killed and 13 injured when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge in Uttarkashi district on November 18, an official said.The private-run bus was on its way to Vikas Nagar from Jankichatti in the district when it fell into the gorge near Damta, District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said. Ten people died on the spot and two succumbed to their injuries at a nearby hospital, he said.A search-and-rescue operation by police with help from area residents is under way, the official said, adding that a few bodies are thought to be stuck in bushes. Four persons seriously injured in the accident were choppered into Dehradun for treatment, he said.The bus, after plunging into the gorge, came to a standstill a few metres from the Yamuna river, the official said. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at the loss of lives and asked the district administration to arrange for the treatment of the injured.last_img read more

November 29

Amid 0-3 start, PSL Manila stays strong ahead of Thailand game

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Coach Francis Vicente called for an evening practice on the day Rebisco PSL Manila received a thorough beating from Tianjin Bohai Bank of China.But instead of working on plays, they used the time to have a heart-to-heart talk.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes The team, mostly made up of the national squad preparing for future tournaments, also played too tight in the face of 10-time Chinese league champion Tianjin Bohai. “We have stopped enjoying the game.”Every one of the team shared her thoughts in bull session — including team seniors Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Marano, Jovelyn Gonzaga — that lasted for one and half hour. The session ended with fun games to lighten up the mood.“Now the good vibes are up again,” said Daquis, who on Saturday was asked by foreign reporters why the Filipinos are always smiling and celebrating every point scored.Marano said the team should be up to the challenge despite the three losses it has already absorbed. “Let’s not forget why we are here, even against Thailand we can try to level up to their standards,” she said.“You are here because you earned the spot in the team. You have made names for yourselves because of hard work, now you can do it and give Thailand a good fight,” said Vicente.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I saw that the players were disheartened today,” said Vicente. “And it’s because of many factors. But what I like with this team is that we easily banded together although this is technically just our third match as one team.”Vicente said one major factor is the lack of international experience considering that the ongoing Asian Women’s Club Championships marks only the first time the squad went out of the country to compete.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThey face Supreme of Thailand, which swept Group A by demolishing host Altay, Taiwan Power and Sarmayeh Bank of Iran. The Philippines dropped all three games and will now vie for fifth to eighth places.Game time is at 2 p.m. (4 p.m. in Manila). BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Bornok dominates; Reyes takes overall supercross title LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more