UWI keeps winning run going

first_img Today’s results: Montego Bay United v Humble Lion Tomorrow’s Fixture: Red Stripe Premier League leaders UWI FC stretched their unbeaten run in the league to ten games after scoring a comfortable 1-0 win over Reno FC at the UWI Mona Bowl yesterday. Patrick Brown netted the only goal 11 minutes into the match, although the hosts had many other chances to add to the score. UWI assistant coach Andrew Peart says the aim is to continue winning through to the end of the preliminaries, as their intention is to finish as high as possible in the table. “It was a very efficient win,” he said. “We scored early, but we didn’t capitalise on the chances we got. This win is very good because we continue the momentum to try to secure as best as possible a finish, so from here on, it’s just to win games irrespective of who we play, whether it’s a top team or bottom team. The objective is to win, and we can win games with good performances, and today wasn’t such a bad game,” he said. EARLY DOMINANCE UWI has lost just once since the turn of the year and that was a 5-3 defeat to Arnett Gardens on the first match day in January. Since then, the Marcel Gayle-coached team has chalked up six wins and four draws and sit five points clear of Humble Lion and Tivoli, at the top of the standings with 54 points. They started the contest as the brighter team and capitalised on their early dominance when Brown latched on to a pass and fired past Dennis Taylor in goal. UWI continued to control the game and, minutes later, Anthony Greenland had a goal ruled offside. After the break, the home team continued to make in-roads into the Reno penalty area, but poor finishing from Greenland and Davion Garrison let them down. Reno had one real chance at goal midway the second half when Craig Foster eluded his marker and forced goalkeeper Amal Knight to go full stretch to parry his shot for a corner. But with Keammar Daley controlling the tempo and pulling the strings in midfield, UWI continued to create openings, but failed to add to their tally. Reno’s technical director Wendell Downswell said his team’s tactical application in offence let them down. UWI 1 0 Reno Jamalco 1 2 Boys Town Maverley-Hughenden 1- 1 Tivoli Waterhouse FC 0-1 Harbour Viewlast_img read more

Elastopainters hold on to beat Batang Pier

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Macaraya on loss to Lyceum: We gave them everything we got MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Batang Pier battled back from a 14-point halftime deficit and a 79-70 hole early in the fourth quarter.Pringle knotted the count at 96 with two free throws with 1:16 remaining, but GlobalPort failed to keep Rain or Shine’s big men off the boards in the waning seconds that led to Almazan’s winning freebies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img “Our free throws saved us. We were struggling with our free throws but we made them when it counted,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad went 18-of-34 from the free throw line.Almazan finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while import James Weatherspoon also posted a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Romeo topscored with 28 points on 27 shots while Stanley Pringle added 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to carry much of the load for GlobalPort, which drew a forgetful PBA debut from Jabril Trawick.Trawick had three points, two assists and two turnovers in 16 minutes of action before fouling out with still 5:46 left. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Raymond Almazan sank the game-winning free throws and Rain or Shine held off GlobalPort, 98-96, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Almazan calmly made a pair of freebies with 5.2 seconds left before Terrence Romeo forced a wild shot against Gabe Norwood and Jericho Cruz, who were all over the Batang Pier guard as time ran out.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Japan downs Thailand to win AVC gold

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Fiba Asia Cup loss of ‘Gilas kuyas’ spurs SEAG-bound PH team on Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Tournament MVP Risa Shinnabe put up a game-high 19 points, going on 17-of-33 in spike attempts, to lead Japan while Mami Uchiseto added 18. Japan captain Nana Iwasaka and Yurie Nabeya also finished in double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thailand had three players lead the team in scoring with Pimpichaya Kokram, Ajcharaporn Kongyot, and Chatchu-on Moksri each tallying 17 points. LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan overcame a two-set deficit and humbled Thailand, 26-28, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 15-7, to take the gold medal in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena here. Koyomi Tominaga dealt the title-winning blow as it glanced off the block of Thailand and ended Japan’s 10-year championship drought. ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READlast_img read more

Ancajas eager to prove himself in US bout

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoAt this stage, Jerwin Ancajas is supposed to be tapering down for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas.But since arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday (Friday in Manila), Ancajas has been very active, as always.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The Las Vegas-based Arum went to Los Angeles Friday to give Ancajas a quick tour of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, where Manny Pacquiao earned his US spurs, in Hollywood.Arum brought the media along and Ancajas was overwhelmed by the gesture.Jimenez told the Inquirer that Ancajas did not suffer from jet lag so they can have good training sessions to go over their fight plans for Gonzalez.As in his three successful title defenses, Ancajas is in no hurry to stop the Mexican.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will study Gonzalez first and will likely make his move by the third round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open He and trainer Joven Jimenez, along with fellow Panabo City pride Mark Anthony Barriga, a 2012 London Olympian and unbeaten mini flyweight (8-0), have been running in the morning and putting in gym work twice a day.Ancajas, 28-1-1 with 19 knockouts, wants to be sure he’s in optimum form when he makes a fourth defense of the crown he wrested from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 26-year-old southpaw intends to use the fight, to be covered by ESPN, against Gonzales (21-1, 8 knockouts), as a showcase of his immense skills.Ancajas also wants to prove to his new promoter, Bob Arum, that he is worthy of the two-year, six-fight contract he inked with Top Rank. Team Ancajas will leave for Houston on Sunday, taking the connecting flight to Corpus Christi on the same day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

San Miguel survives Kia in thriller, nears twice-to-beat

first_imgMarcio Lassiter saves the day for San Miguel. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel is one step away from clinching twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals after edging Kia, 108-106, in a thriller in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The league-leading Beermen, who played without four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, improved to 8-2 and are waiting for the result of the game between Rain or Shine and Alaska in the second to secure the incentive.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UAAP jrs: Sotto gets triple double as Ateneo overpowers NU in Game 1 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Marcio and Chris saw an opportunity where they had an advantage, but if that didn’t happen it would’ve been a disaster us.”Arwind Santos took up the scoring cudgels for San Miguel with 27 points with 12 rebounds and five assists.Lassiter finished with 21 points for San Miguel while shooting 5-of-13 from deep.Glenn Khobuntin had 15 points to lead the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Although Kia sits at the bottom of standings with a 1-10 record, the Picanto held their ground late in the fourth with a 106-102 lead with 1:02 left in the game.Marcio Lassiter, however, shone in the clutch for San Miguel, first tying the game at 106-106 with 48 seconds left hitting a three-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe then drove for a layup for the Beermen’s 108-106 lead with just a second remaining.“That play was a creation between Marcio and Chris [Ross], it was an option they got and it was their basketball sense that made it work,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria in Filipino.last_img read more

LOOK: Valdez judges fitness contest; Villanueva, AVO impress

first_imgIt seems like Alyssa Valdez, the Philippine volleyball superstar, has been everywhere these days.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOVillanueva and cager Van Opstal were stars in their own right back in their college days.Villanueva had her moments as part of the Adamson Lady Falcons while Van Opstal helped the De La Salle Green Archers win the UAAP title in 2013.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo rolls to 4th straight win, blanks struggling UP UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Valdez on Sunday was among the judges of a fitness competition on Sunday.CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe 24-year-old Valdez has always been in the limelight ever since her playing days at Ateneo in the UAAP, where she won three MVP awards and led the Lady Eagles to a couple of championships.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkValdez also had stints in Thailand and Taiwan and recently, she’s been appearing on television as segment host of Upfront.But she’s not the only known athlete during the event with volleyball player Amanda Villanueva and cager Arnold Van Opstal also there as participants. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Read Nextlast_img read more

Player of the Week: Cruz helps TNT make playoffs

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hot-shooting Ahanmisi leads Akari-Adamson past AMA Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Cruz averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in TNT’s all-important victories over NLEX and Phoenix to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.His solid showing couldn’t have come at a better time for the KaTropa, who were on the verge of elimination before the acquisition of Cruz in a trade with Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn his TNT debut, Cruz collected 17 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in a blowout win over NLEX on Wednesday.The 27-year-old Cruz followed it up with another 17-point performance that went with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block to lead a 118-97 rout of Phoenix in a playoff for the last quarterfinals berth on Sunday. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz didn’t waste any time in showing why TNT wanted his services.In his first two games, Cruz was the explosive guard the KaTropa needed him to be while also doing the other things apart from scoring.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Result of Azkals match vs Tajikistan won’t decide Dooley’s fate

first_imgAzkals’ head coach Thomas Dooley. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippines coach Thomas Dooley’s two-year deal with the Azkals ends this month, and the result of the final AFC Cup Qualifying match against Tajikistan on March 27 at Rizal Memorial Stadium won’t necessarily be the basis whether or not he’ll be given a fresh contract.Dooley, the former United States international and World Cup veteran, has been at the helm of the Azkals since early 2014—a stint that has seen him steer the national team to some famous wins against North Korea, Bahrain and Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But with the Azkals needing a draw against the Tajiks, who can advance and eliminate the Azkals with a win, Dooley is under scrutiny as the national team plays its last game in the qualifying round.Azkals manager Dan Palami said it would be unfair to decide on Dooley’s future on the match against Tajikistan alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It will be unfair to review his contract just based on that game,” said Palami. “He has achieved a lot in the past four years, but we will also look at other factors including the sentiments of the players.”Dooley got mixed results in the prestigious Suzuki Cup, reaching the semifinals in 2014, but bombing out of the group stage at home two years later, managing just a couple of draws against lower-ranked opposition. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “I just wish them well,” said Schrock, who had criticized Dooley’s treatment of senior players in the past.Schrock has since apologized for past statements against Dooley, but the rift resurfaced recently as clamor for his return snowballed when the Azkals were held to back-to-back draws by Yemen and another stalemate by Nepal.Palami is hopeful the team will keep its focus on the task at hand: “This is the only game they should think about. We need to create that mindset that this is the most important game in our history.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee, Magnolia brace for mighty Beermen Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil While he led the Azkals to their highest ever ranking at 115, the past two years has seen Dooley post four wins, six draws and four losses.Along the way, Dooley has feuded with star midfielder Stephan Schrock, who was not called up despite his fine form for Bacolod-based club Ceres-Negros in the AFC Cup.“It’s always based on what is best for the team,” Dooley told Gulf News, explaining his decision to leave out Schrock despite clamor for the midfielder to be inserted in the lineup.“We’ve played incredible without him and broken multiple records. And we are successful because we’re a team.”Schrock wants to play for the country again but has accepted Dooley’s decision, saying what’s important is the country qualifies for the Asian Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

No perms next? Chinese football fans slam tattoo ‘ban’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback No rest for weary as grind continues for San Miguel, Magnolia during Holy Week Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Media reports said the players had been told to cover up their ink work while playing for China, who are coached by the Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi.China’s most heavily tattooed player, central defender Zhang Linpeng, did not feature in either of the two home defeats in the China Cup despite normally being a first choice.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 crownHe was officially left out because of injury, but some fans suggested he had been dropped because of numerous tattoos on his arms and neck.Chinese footballers are not generally as heavily tattooed as their international counterparts. But the growing trend has caught the government’s attention as it cracks down on what it sees as behaviour contrary to the ruling Communist Party’s “values and morals”. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Zhang Linpeng of China (top) heads the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A third round qualifying match between Syria and China at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Kampung Kerubong in Malacca on June 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANADisillusioned Chinese fans have blamed the country’s football authorities for the national side’s latest heavy defeats amid reports that the players have been banned from displaying tattoos.Several players in the 6-0 thrashing by Wales last week and in Monday’s 4-1 defeat to the Czech Republic wore bandages on their arms or long sleeves.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lippi apologised after the latest mauling.“The game truly reflected the gap between Chinese football and European football,” said the Italian, who guided his country to World Cup glory in 2006.“Not only compared with European first-class teams like France, Spain and Germany, but also European teams like Wales and the Czech Republic, the gap is all-round,” The Paper quoted him as saying.Chinese fans though pointed the finger at the CFA and said the governing body should be more concerned with the state of the national team than the players’ tattoos.“CFA finally found the problem of Chinese football! The next step should be controls on perms, smoking and haircuts,” one mocked on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.Wu Jingui, coach of Chinese top-tier side Shanghai Shenhua, said they had not been informed of any ban on tattoos.But he told reporters that footballers were public figures in the spotlight.“Of course, everyone knows that tattoos are not easily removed. For future young players, we can only prohibit them from getting tattoos,” he said.“But in terms of this tattoo thing, it is not our major task — our major task is still on improving (as a team).” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In Monday’s defeat by the Czech Republic, midfielder Cai Huikang wore long sleeves that covered up his tattoos and fellow substitute Wei Shihao had a bandage that masked the ink on his left bicep.There has been no official ban from the Chinese Football Association (CFA), but reports in local media say a ruling is imminent and it could be part of a larger move against Chinese sportsmen with tattoos.Lin Dan, regarded as the best badminton player of all time, is among the Chinese stars who would have to cover up.‘Prohibit them’China have improved since the 69-year-old Lippi took over in October 2016, but he was unable to get them to this summer’s World Cup and they have now suffered two heavy losses in five days in front of their own fans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Sta. Ana transfers to Letran, reunites with former HS coach Napa

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He’s played for me for three years [in NU] and he’ll be part of our preparation for the future of Letran,” said Napa in Filipino.“At least we’re consistent on our vision to put Letran back to its glory days.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Filoil: Letran sends listless JRU to sixth straight loss LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The former University of Santo Tomas standout has joined Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA where he reunites with his former high school mentor in Jeff Napa.“Sta. Ana has committed to play with Letran,” said Napa Friday after the Knights’ 94-71 victory over Jose Rizal University in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at The Arena in San Juan.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 crownNapa said Sta. Ana has yet to enroll in Letran, UST’s sister school under the Dominican Order, but the head coach is confident that his former player will be a Knight for a long time.Sta. Ana, who played for Napa in National University in the UAAP high school division, will serve the mandatory one-year residency the NCAA imposes on transferees but the former Growling Tiger will still have three playing years ahead of him. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jordan Sta. Ana didn’t look far for his new school and a new coach.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 awardlast_img read more