Malditas bid for history on

first_imgInspired by the heroics of the men’s national side, the women’s squad collectively known as the Malditas set out to make history of their own when they vie in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Amman, Jordan, starting April 6.The Malditas, who were at Rizal Memorial Stadium to support the Azkals last Tuesday when they clinched an Asian Cup berth for the first time, are targeting a maiden appearance in the Fifa Women’s World Cup via the eight-nation Asian Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In-form Superal has sights on No. 3 LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The other group includes Australia, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.The Malditas will face Jordan first.“If we get three points against Jordan, we have a good chance to qualify,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The top two teams from each group will clinch spots to the World Cup in France next year while the third-placed squads will dispute the last spot for the continent.Aside from training camps in the United States and Japan, the Philippine Football Federation tapped French coach Rabah Banlarbi for the squad’s biggest test yet.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 crownBanlarbi had stints in Myanmar and Italian club Juventus.“Our target is to go to the World Cup,” said Banlarbi, noting that the Malditas had a favorable draw after landing in a group with Jordan, Thailand and China. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 View commentslast_img read more

Hotshots eye PBA crown

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think we’re up for a very frenetic, more exciting game,” Alaska’s Alex Compton said.Compton, who is also shooting to win a first title as a coach on his fifth try, said the 79-78 Game 5 loss, made possible when Lee hit a short corner jumper with 1.3 seconds left on Friday, reflects only on the standing of the series and not on his team.“The team is great,” he continued over the phone. “[The Game 5 defeat] hurts, but it wasn’t spirit-crushing. I don’t think we lack resolve [going into Game 6]. I actually feel that we have increased our resolve.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘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 LATEST STORIES “Definitely, this game is not going to be easy. Alaska won’t give this to us, and we won’t give it to them either,” he said.Aces import Mike Harris is aware the Hotshots will do everything to stop a decider.“It boils down to one game,” he said. “One game for us to take this to a Game 7, and one game for them to win. I’m sure they wouldn’t want to play us in a Game 7.”The series—bereft of the mammoth live attendance despite it being one of the most balanced in recent years—will playa possible Game 7 at cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, on Friday.Both teams will be coming off a five-day break as the league gave way to the annual Rookie Draft last Sunday, something that served the Hotshots and the Aces well.ADVERTISEMENT Paul Lee knows what to expect the next time he and his fellow Magnolia Hotshots step on the court.“Everyone knows that it’s the most difficult game there is—the closeout game,” Lee said as he and the Hotshots go for all the PBA Governors’ Cup marbles Wednesday night against formidable Alaska in Game 6 of their best-of-seven championship series at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Who needs this Canelo KO of a scarecrow? Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 And Lee, the reason why the Hotshots are holding a 3-2 lead and have a chance to close this one out starting at 7 p.m., knows exactly what to do—or try to do.“I just want to enjoy the moment,” he said, as he tries to lead the Hotshots to their first title since 2014, the franchise’s Grand Slam season, and put an exclamation point to what has been one of the finest conferences of his storied pro career.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 ChrissBut from how the series has gone it won’t be too much fun out there—unless you’re the eventual victor.“It’s going to be another grind-out game, another dogfight,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said after moving on the threshold of a first coaching title. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Fort St. John Petroleum Association holds 57th Annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association held their 57th Annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament from June 6 to the 8 at Lakepoint Golf Club.According to Golf Tournament Chairman, Dan Bonin, the purpose of the Tournament was to allow the oilmen some downtime in order to get together and have fun while playing golf.“It’s just a get-together. Everyone’s been working hard and it’s just for everybody to get together and have a little fun. Also for the clients, it’s a way for them to meet the end users personally.”- Advertisement -After two days of golf, the Tournament wrapped up on Saturday night with dinner, dance, and awards at the Fort St. John Curling Club.Here are the results from the Tournament:Championship Flight Winner:Advertisement Travis EggersConsolation Winner:Jeremy ClothierFirst Flight Winner:Advertisement Fourth Flight Winner:Tim MontgomeryFifth Flight Winner:Carson HoffmeyerSixth Flight Winner:Advertisement Mark ShusterSeventh Flight Winner:Aaron CravenEighth Flight Winner:Darcy ShoemakerNinth Flight Winner:Doug ToddTenth Flight Winner:Justin JonesEleventh Flight Winner:Cody Penner Garry FordSecond Flight Winner:Gary PallisterThird Flight Winner:John GairdnerAdvertisementlast_img read more

Hierro leaves job as Spain coach after World Cup exit

first_img“After travelling many kilometres together, the Spanish Football Federation and Fernando Hierro have put an end to their relationship,” the federation said.Hierro declined to return to his previous job as the federation’s technical director and “will undertake new professional challenges”, the federation wrote.Spain were tipped among the favourites until Lopetegui caused chaos by announcing he would become Real Madrid’s new coach after the World Cup.The federation, fearing a split between players from Barcelona and Real, sacked Lopetegui two days before Spain’s opening game against Portugal.He described it as the saddest day of his life since the death of his mother.Andres Iniesta, the former Barcelona great who scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, retired from the international team after the defeat to Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fernando Hierro led Spain during their World Cup campaign in Russia © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEMADRID, Spain, Jul 8 – Fernando Hierro, who stood in as Spain coach when Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup, will not continue in the role, the Spanish football federation said Sunday.Under the former Real Madrid and Spain defender, who had little previous coaching experience, 2010 winners Spain lost on penalties to host nation Russia in the last 16.last_img read more

Gareth Barry says Diego Costa did not bite him in FA Cup match

first_img2 Diego Costa and Gareth Barry tussled during an FA Cup clash at Goodison Park The Football Association is awaiting referee Michael Oliver’s report before making a judgement on the Spain international’s latest misdemeanour. 2 Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has confirmed he was not bitten by Diego Costa in an incident during his team’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea.Costa was dismissed for a second bookable offence six minutes from the end of his side’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Goodison Park after an ugly clash with Barry, during which he appeared to make a motion to bite the Toffees midfielder.Barry has taken to social media to dispel suggestions Costa bit him.last_img

Top prospects aren’t winners

first_imgOn paper, the JetHawks are arguably minor-league baseball’s most prospect-rich team. The JetHawks parent Arizona Diamondbacks, whose minor-league system is ranked No. 1 by Baseball America, has nine of its top 30 Baseball America organizational prospects playing for its advanced Class-A affiliate in the Antelope Valley. That talent hasn’t yet translated into victories. Heading into Monday’s game against High Desert, Lancaster (13-24) had minor-league baseball’s fifth-worst record. The parent club hasn’t fared much better. Arizona’s composite organizational record (65-84) is baseball’s third-worst. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsJetHawks history suggests that winning in A-ball doesn’t necessarily correlate to developmental success. The JetHawks’ 2000 team won a franchise-record 89 regular-season games, but was a bust from a development standpoint, producing no everyday major-leaguers. The 2001 JetHawks, who set a record for futility with a 2-25 June, turned out to be one of the most developmentally successful Lancaster squads, producing Diamondbacks staff ace Brandon Webb, among others. Whether the JetHawks’ top prospects are able to adjust to the more advanced California League in time to make an impact this season remains to be seen. JetHawks manager Brett Butler said he is nowhere near ready to count out his team out of title contention, but he indicated it is not the organization’s top priority. “It’s hard to make that judgment yet, we still have a lot of baseball left,” Butler said. “Obviously, we want to win, but (player) development is first and foremost.” Lancaster ran away with the first-half title in 2004, when vaunted prospects Conor Jackson, Carlos Quentin and Jamie D’Antona became known a the “Three Amigos.” Unlike the 2006 crop of prospects, the Three Amigos were more polished collegians. This year’s team features younger players who are less advanced, such as Carlos Gonzalez, a five-tool 21-year-old Venezuelan outfielder who is considered among baseball’s top prospects. Gonzalez, who was last season’s Midwest League MVP at low-A South Bend (Ind.), is holding his own but not dominating, batting .274 with three homers and 23 RBIs. Assuming Gonzalez and Co. should be tearing up the league to start the season is unrealistic, those in player-development circles say. “I think many times when you see a team with a lot of talent, you assume immediate success, and I don’t think that’s fair,” Lake Elsinore manager Rick Renteria said. “That’s part of development, and it takes time. You might not see it for two to three years.” Promoted: Pitcher Chris Kinsey, who started the season in Lancaster, developed a cut fastball under the tutelage of pitching coach Jeff Pico that has accelerated his progress. Kinsey was promoted to Double-A Tennessee after allowing no earned runs in 111/3 innings at Lancaster. He has a 2.70 ERA in five appearances with the Smokies. “It was a good promotion,” Butler said. “He’s gotten some confidence with that pitch. It should help him.” (818) 713-3607160Want 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


first_imgCUP WINNERS: ILLISTRINLETTERKENNY & DISTRICT DIVISIONUNDER 16 PREMIER CUP FINALCARR DRIVES HIS TEAM TO VICTORY Letterkenny Rovers 1 – 2 Illistrin United (aet)Letterkenny Rovers tasted defeat for the first time this season when at Dry Arch Park,Illistrin United defended brilliantly to secure their first ever under 16 cup. The underdogs took an early lead when a cross from Harper was controlled on his chest by Kyle Keenan who in the presence of three Rovers defenders swiveled and vollied to the net.Champions Letterkenny had waves and waves of attacks but to no avail. With 14 mins remaining, the Rovers equalised when a good shot from McPherson was parried out by Carr only to the feet of Simon McGlynn who scored with his second time of asking. Only for the saves of Rory Carr this cup would have been Letterkenny’s. In a rare attack two minutes from the end of extra time Conor O’Grady crossed and Darragh Harper sneaked in at the back post to head home and secure the Cup for Illistrin United.No one could begrudge their Manager Pat Carr who is involved with the club since it was formed.Best for Letterkenny — Keiran McPherson, Simon McGlynn and Ciaran KellyBest for Bonagee —– Lee Doherty, Paul Ferry and Kyle KeenanPlayer of the match – Rory Carr FOOTBALL: ILLISTRIN LIFT U-16 PREMIER CUP AFTER EXTRA TIME WIN OVER ROVERS was last modified: May 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: ILLISTRIN LIFT U-16 PREMIER CUP AFTER EXTRA TIME WIN OVER ROVERSlast_img read more

Man United’s FIFA 19 ratings leaked as Lukaku boosted but bad news for Sanchez

first_img latest Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Most read in football Lee Grant – 74 (FIFA 18 rating = 73)Eric Bailly – 82 (FIFA 18 rating = 84)Ander Herrera – 82 (FIFA 18 rating = 84)Marouane Fellaini – 79 (FIFA 18 rating = 79)Juan Mata – 83 (FIFA 18 rating = 84)Marcus Rashford – 81 (FIFA 18 rating = 81)Anthony Martial – 83 (FIFA 18 rating = 83)Ashley Young – 80 (FIFA 18 rating = 77) How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update This time around, there will be no need for guessing, as various teams have had their player ratings leaked.Manchester United are one such team, and you can see the FIFA 19 ratings for the entire playing squad, compared to their FIFA 18 ratings, below…David De Gea – 91 (FIFA 18 rating = 91)Antonio Valencia – 82 (FIFA 18 rating = 82)Chris Smalling – 81 (FIFA 18 rating = 81)Phil Jones – 80 (FIFA 18 rating = 81)Luke Shaw – 78 (FIFA 18 rating = 79) Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Tahith Chong – 65 FIFA 18 rating = 64)Angel Gomes – 66 (FIFA 18 rating = 63)Ethan Hamilton – 64 (FIFA 18 rating = N/A)Joshua Bohui – 64 (FIFA 18 rating = 64)Callum Gribbin – 65 (FIFA 18 rating = 63)RoShaun Williams – 64 (FIFA 18 rating = 64)Demetri Mitchell – 67 (FIFA 18 rating = 64) 4 impact whoops Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Three characters, one common goal. Become a champion. #FIFA19 #TheJourney— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) August 21, 2018Of course, one of the biggest changes in the game every year is the updated squads and player ratings, and in the run up to release fans are always predicting who should have their rating increased or decreased from last year’s edition. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware possible standings Teenage full-back Dalot was signed by Man United earlier this summer center_img Young has established himself as Man United’s first-choice left-back, and he’s been rewarded with a three point increase smart causal 4 gameday cracker BEST OF It’s a two point drop for Sanchez after his struggles since joining Man United in January Shaw has seen his rating decrease after another poor season at Old Trafford Nemanja Matic – 86 (FIFA 18 rating = 84)Paul Pogba – 88 (FIFA 18 rating = 88)Fred – 82 (FIFA 18 rating = 80)Jesse Lingard – 82 (FIFA 18 rating = 80)Romelu Lukaku – 87 (FIFA 18 rating = 86)Alexis Sanchez – 87 (FIFA 18 rating = 89) 4 There is just over a month to go until FIFA 19, the latest instalment of the hit video game, is released.Big changes in the new edition include the official introduction of the Champions League to the game, while there is also the latest chapter of The Journey, FIFA’s story mode. revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won predicted Andreas Pereira – 78 (FIFA 18 rating = 79)Scott McTominay – 71 (FIFA 18 rating = 63)Victor Lindelof – 79 (FIFA 18 rating = 79)Marcos Rojo – 80 (FIFA 18 rating = 82)Sergio Romero – 80 (FIFA 18 rating = 80)Matteo Darmian – 76 (FIFA 18 rating = 80)Diogo Dalot – 72 (FIFA 18 rating = 68) 4 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more


first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman has become the target of internet hatred after he gave away a penalty for Everton in the Premiership.The Killybegs man made a clumsy challenge on Adam Le Fondre which gave Reading a 2-1 win in the Premiership.The loss resulted in Everton fans taking to the internet and dishing out a flurry of anti-Irish rants. The attacks has led Everton to defend the star and issue a strong condemnation of the attacks.Everton spokesman Darren Griffiths said the club are striving to stamp out such abuse.“We 100% abhor every single one of these comments made by mindless individuals who have shown no respect for the strong Irish links Everton has with all its Irish supporters.“As a football club we have enjoyed a strong relationship with Irish players throughout the years and we enjoy a great support throughout the country. “Unfortunately we live in an age where social media allows these faceless individuals the opportunity to abuse people like this as and when they feel like it,” he said.EVERTON BACK COLEMAN AFTER STAR GETS VILE TWITTER ABUSE was last modified: November 19th, 2012 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:abuseevertoninternetseamus colemanlast_img read more

100th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention coverage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentMonday, Jan 14 This morning’s closing General Session featured the announcement of the Young Farmer and Rancher competition results, the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Awards, remarks from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and keynote speaker President Donald Trump addressed the group.Jess and Adam Campbell did not advance in the Excellence in Agriculture contest.The counties that won the County Activities of Excellence presented at the IDEAg Trade Show.Sunday, Jan. 13OFBF President Frank Burkett proudly represents Ohio. Photo: AFBFThe opening General Session of the 2019 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention began with the annual parade of state flags. Notable presenters included Louisiana governor, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mike Strain, commissioner of Louisiana’s department of agriculture and forestry. AFBF President Zippy Duvall delivered his annual address, focusing on the history of AFBF and how it has been a united voice over the last 100 years. He noted the struggles and triumphs of 2018 and looked ahead at 2019, leaving the audience with the question, “How will you answer the call as we break through to the next century of American Farm Bureau?”The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 12th “Book of the Year” award to Lisl Detlefsen for “Right This Very Minute.”Ohio Farm Bureau recognized with awardsOhio Farm Bureau received all four Awards of Excellence, which are given to state Farm Bureaus that demonstrate outstanding achievements in four program areas: Advocacy; Engagement and Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; and Membership Value. Also at the American Farm Bureau Foundation breakfast, state Farm Bureaus were recognized for exemplary financial support of the foundation. Ohio received the Scholar Award, which is given to the six state Farm Bureaus with the highest total donations to the foundation within their membership groups.  Additionally, Ohio Farm Bureau qualified for one of 25 Apex Awards, which are given to state Farm Bureaus that have increased total contributions to the foundation by 10 percent or more over the previous year.Young Ag Professionals contests continueAnnie Specht (second, right) competed in the Discussion Meet Sweet 16 round, where the contestants discussed the question: Technology is one of the driving forces for innovation and advancement in agriculture. How can the industry attract the best and brightest minds from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into agricultural careers?The crew from Ohio gathered to congratulate @anniespecht after an outstanding Discussion Meet round. #AFBF19 #ofbf— Ohio Farm Bureau (@OhioFarmBureau) January 13, 2019Jess and Adam Campbell of Warren County are Top 10 finalists in the Excellence in Agriculture competition. Final results will be announced Monday during the General Session.Annie Specht of Tuscarawas County did not advance to the Final Four in the Discussion Meet. Congratulations to all Young Agricultural Professionals contestants. Saturday, Jan. 12Annie Specht gives her opening statement in the Discussion MeetAnnie Specht competed in the first two rounds of the Discussion Meet. During the Discussion Meet, the participants share their thoughts and ideas on specific topics. The two questions today were:In our modern world, the rapid dissemination of information and opinion about agriculture and food technologies can make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Given these challenges, how can Farm Bureau best protect farmers’ and ranchers’ access to production technology options? As the voice of agriculture, how can Farm Bureau be more inclusive of all agriculture and production practices? This includes, but is not limited to, women in agriculture, organic production, fresh produce, forestry and aquaculture. Congratulations to Annie as she advances to the Sweet 16 round, which takes place Sunday.Jess Campbell takes questions from the judges at the end of the Excellence in Ag presentation.Jess and Adam Campbell are in New Orleans for the Excellence in Agriculture competition. Jess presented on Saturday, sharing their story of how Carroll Creek Farms began. The presentation included the couple’s vision for the future, and how they are personally addressing issues that impact Ohio agriculture, such as ag unity, consumer perceptions and the mental health crisis in rural communities. The top 10 finalists will be announced on Sunday.The IDEAg Trade Show opened this afternoon and the day ended with a reception for members hosted by Nationwide.Friday, Jan. 11Many Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff are in New Orleans to celebrate this past year’s achievements and represent Ohio as Farm Bureau policy priorities are set for the coming year.Check in on this page for LIVE updates from the Big Easy at the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention Jan. 11-16.Eight Ohio county Farm Bureau projects were chosen to participate in the County Activities of Excellence program, and young agricultural professionals Jess Campbell and Annie Specht will be competing in the national Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet contests, respectively.  Speakers include Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. President Donald Trump is also scheduled to speak.You can also follow the action as it’s happening on OFBF’s social media through Facebook and by following the #AFBF19 hashtag on Twitter.Our partner, Nationwide, is a sponsor of this event.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more