Update on the latest sports

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — All Puerto Rican players will be allowed to wear No. 21 on Wednesday during Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Day celebration.The move to wear the number, similar to MLB’s celebration of Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 each April 15, started with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Roberto Clemente Jr., son of the late Hall of Famer, said he received a text from Pirates third base coach Joey Cora on July 29 at the behest of Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton, asking whether all Pirates players could wear the number on Sept. 9.Clemente died in a plane crash on Dec, 31, 1972, following takeoff from Puerto Rico on a flight to bring relief supplies to Nicaragua following an earthquake.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL Update on the latest sports September 8, 2020 Kaepernick will play — on MaddenLOS ANGELES (AP) — Madden NFL players will have the opportunity to see how Colin Kaepernick might fare if he was back on the field. EA Sports has announced that the company has partnered with Kaepernick and is including him in the latest version of Madden 21. Fans can sign Kaepernick as a free agent in franchise mode and put him at the helm of any NFL team, as well as including him on any team in the play now mode. The 32-year-old quarterback hasn’t been offered a contract since he last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, the same year he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. EUROPEAN SOCCER Fried has filled the void left when the Braves lost opening day starter Mike Soroka for the season to a torn right Achilles tendon early in the season. The latest blow to the rotation could accelerate the team’s plans to have Cole Hamels rushed into action for his 2020 debut.In other baseball news;— The Chicago Cubs have added outfielder Billy Hamilton to their active roster and optioned slumping slugger José Martínez to their alternate training site. Hamilton was claimed off waivers from the New York Mets on Monday. Hamilton, who turns 30 on Wednesday, went 1 for 22 in 17 games with New York before he was designated for assignment on Friday. MLB-OBIT-BUTIG Hunt served an eight-game NFL suspension last year after joining Cleveland as a free agent. The contract includes $8.5 million guaranteed. Hunt signed with Cleveland last year after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs following two violent off-field altercations. The Browns took a chance on Hunt and now they’re investing him in long term. He’ll begin the season as the No. 2 back behind Pro Bowler Nick Chubb. However, coach Kevin Stefanski plans to use Hunt as a pass catcher as well.Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins that will keep the three-time All-Pro in Arizona through the 2024 season. The team announced the deal on Tuesday but didn’t disclose terms. The NFL Network reported that the extension is worth $54.5 million over two years. The receiver is guaranteed $42.75 million. The deal also has a no-trade clause and no-franchise tag clause. The Cardinals landed the 6-foot-1, 212-pound Hopkins in a surprising trade with the Texans during the offseason, sending veteran running back David Johnson to Houston.— Washington coach Ron Rivera missed his team’s first game week practice to start treatment for a form of skin cancer. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio stepped in and ran practice as planned when Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. Del Rio did not have an update on how Rivera was feeling but expects him back at the training facility Wednesday. Del Rio has experience doing this from his time in Denver when coach John Fox had heart surgery. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSGiannis out: Bucks say the MVP’s ankle not ready for Game 5LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was ruled out of Game 5 of Milwaukee’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat because of a sprained right ankle. Associated Press Ronaldo reaches century of international goals for PortugalUNDATED (AP) — Add 100 international goals to the extraordinary list of milestones achieved by soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The 35-year-old Ronaldo become just the second male player to reach a century of goals for a national team when he curled a free kick into the top corner from 25 meters for the first of his two strikes in Portugal’s 2-0 win at Sweden in the Nations League. Scoring one of the best goals of his international career was a fitting way to enter the “100 Club” where he joins former Iran striker Ali Daei. Belgium and France also won and joined Portugal on two wins from two games in group play.TRACK-SEMENYA APPEAL The 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward gives the Golden Knights some more physicality after they were outmuscled in a Game 1 loss by a tough Dallas opponent.Coach Peter DeBoer said missing Reaves wasn’t the reason Vegas trails 1-0. But having the well-respected teammate back on the ice gives the Golden Knights more size and depth, which they’ll need to try to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.NFL NEWSBrowns extend Hunt, Cards extend Hopkins Rivera out for treatmentUNDATED (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt has signed a two-year, $13.25 million extension with the Cleveland Browns. Some legislative leaders urge Big Ten to reconsiderUNDATED (AP) — Leaders of six state legislatures in the Big Ten footprint have sent a letter to Commissioner Kevin Warren asking the conference to reconsider its decision to cancel the fall football season.The letter is written on the letterhead of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and also signed by statehouse leaders from Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.The Big Ten, and Warren in particular, have received strong pushback since the conference announced that university presidents voted to push back football and other fall sports until the second semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields started a petition seeking a reversal, parents of players held a protest outside Big Ten headquarters and eight Nebraska players filed a lawsuit.KAEPERNICK-EA SPORTS In other matches:American Jennifer Brady also advanced to the semifinals by beating Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-2. Seeded 28th, Brady dominated from the baseline in her first major quarterfinal. The 25-year-old played for the UCLA Bruins as part of their 2014 NCAA championship team.MLB-NEWSMore pitching woes for BravesATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ season-long rotation woes continue as Max Fried has been placed on the 10-day injured list. Fried had been the only current healthy member of the projected rotation before the season began. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA coaches or other team staffers could have guests in the bubble later this month. The league shared final plans for such additions with teams on Tuesday.Team staffs would be limited to a total of 10 guests, all of whom would have to begin a self-quarantining period at home immediately, then travel to Central Florida next week to begin another week of even stricter lockdown. Those guests could then enter the so-called bubble at Walt Disney World on Sept. 21, about a week before the scheduled start of the NBA Finals.NHL PLAYOFFSKnights hope Reaves will help in Game 2EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Reaves returns to the Vegas Golden Knights lineup for tonight’s Game 2 of the Western Conference final against the Dallas Stars after being suspended for the series opener. — The New York Giants have waived cornerback DeAndre Baker, with the 22-year-old facing armed robbery charges relating to an incident in Florida in May. Baker has been on the commissioner’s exempt list since July 27. He has not participated in any Giants activities since the incident.— The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted quarterback Mike Glennon from the practice squad to the active roster and placed linebacker Quincy Williams on injured reserve. Williams had surgery for a core muscle injury last month. He will miss at least the first three games of the regular season. Glennon gives the Jaguars an experienced backup heading into the opener against Indianapolis on Sunday. Rookie sixth-round draft pick Jake Luton beat out Glennon for the backup spot. But the veteran might be a better option, if needed, to fill in for starter Gardner Minshew early in the season.TENNIS-US OPENBrady wins quarterfinalNEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Zverev is a Grand Slam semifinalist for the second time in as many majors this year. Seeded fifth, Zverev advanced to the U.S. Open’s final four by rallying past No. 27 Borna Coric 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-3. Zverev overcame 12 double-faults and 46 unforced errors. The German’s next opponent will be the winner of Tuesday night’s match between No. 12 Denis Shapovalov and No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta. Semenya loses appealGENEVA (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya has lost her long legal battle against track and field’s rules to limit female runners’ naturally high testosterone levels. Switzerland’s supreme court says its judges dismissed Semenya’s appeal against a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling last year that upheld the rules drafted by track’s governing body affecting female runners with differences of sex development. The Swiss Federal Tribunal said CAS had the right to uphold the rules to guarantee fair competition for certain running disciplines in female athletics.The federal court said it was limited to examining “whether the CAS decision violates fundamental and widely recognized principles of public order.” It concluded “that is not the case.”,Update on the latest sports Former AL President Gene Budig dead at 81NEW YORK (AP) — The former American League President Gene Budig has died. His death was announced Tuesday by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs, a minor league team he co-owned. No cause was given. He had been in hospice in South Carolina. Budig brought an academic pedigree to the job of AL president, and he was the last one to hold the post. He was on the job from 1994 until 2000 when owners abolished league presidents. Budig was the head of three universities —Kansas, West Virginia and Illinois State. He also was a newspaper reporter, governor’s assistant, major general in the Nebraska Air National Guard and a teacher at Princeton. Gene Budig was 81 years old.MLB-ROBERTO CLEMENTE DAY The Bucks made the announcement about 45 minutes before tonight’s matchup. They entered the game trailing the series 3-1. Antetokounmpo clearly tried to get himself ready for Game 5. He was on the court about two hours before game time, getting some shots up, then did more strength and flexibility work with a member of the Bucks’ staff. The Heat could wrap up the NBA’s Eastern Conference with a win.Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets are even at a game apiece heading into Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Lakers evened things up in Game 2 on Sunday night, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis combining for 62 points.NBA RESTART-FAMILIESlast_img read more

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USC stumbles its way to 7th-place finish

first_imgIn his final Pac-12 competition of his career, senior Sam Smith earned a top-20 finish, but his  No. 11 Trojans faltered their way to seventh place at the conference championships at the Los Angeles Country Club.Final stretch · USC senior golfer Sam Smith took 17th place at the Pac-12 championships at the Los Angeles Country Club on Wednesday. He and the rest of the golf team hope to do better in the NCAA championship. – Courtesy of USC Sports Information Department Smith found his stride during Tuesday’s third round, turning in a solid 1-over 71 after struggling in Monday’s opening 36-hole marathon.The senior fired another 71 during Wednesday’s fourth and final round, moving him up to 17th place. Smith finished four strokes ahead of sophomore Anthony Paolucci, who tied for 27th.Just one stroke behind Paolucci was senior Stewart Hagestad, who, in perhaps the best story of the event, came from the sixth position to battle for the team lead.Paolucci came out on fire during Monday’s first 18 holes, shooting a blistering 3-under 67. The sophomore then turned in a disappointing 7-over 77 to finish the day, tying him with Hagestad to lead the team.It was Smith, however, who overtook the pair over the final two days with the consistency he displayed all season. Freshman Yi Keun Chang and junior Jeffrey Kang rounded out the top five for the Trojans.As expected, the No. 1 California Golden Bears took the team championship, stretching its lead over No. 5 UCLA from two strokes to 12 by the end of the day. No. 7 Stanford and No. 6 Washington finished third and fourth, respectively, with unranked Arizona State rounding out the top five. The individual leaderboard was a bit more surprising, with Cal’s No. 5-seeded senior Max Homa winning the title. The Bears’ Michael Weaver took home second place, and UCLA’s Anton Arboleda and Washington’s Chris Williams tied for third. USC head coach Chris Zambri, who expected his team to make a run at a conference title, was upset with the ultimate result.“This week was definitely disappointing,” Zambri said. “But the fact is we still have tons to play for in the coming weeks, and we have to keep our focus there.”The Trojans, now riding a streak of three consecutive team finishes without a top-five finish, must look to regroup for the upcoming NCAA tournament. Though the team is certainly not peaking at the right time, Zambri remains confident the squad will improve in time.“We’re looking forward to regionals,” Zambri said. “We have two weeks to get some things figured out. We need to improve fast.”The squad has an advantage going into the postseason, having consistently played some of the toughest teams in the country all season. Being No. 11 in the nation and finishing seventh in a conference tournament, though disappointing, does not appear so bad when the conference has four top-10 teams.Last year, a similar Trojan squad traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., and won an NCAA regional behind an excellent performance from Jeffrey Kang, Martin Trainer and Steve Lim. It will take that type of effort from Kang and his teammates to return USC to the NCAA championship round. If the squad can return to its excellent early-season form, in which it tied for first in the Prestige tournament and won the North Ranch Intercollegiate, it should contend for a national championship.The NCAA tournament begins May 16 and can be followed at the NCAA’s official website and on the Golf Channel.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — KVR Gilnockie Ruttin Bucks

first_imgThe KVR Gilnockie Ruttin Bucks are back in the winner’s circle as Western Pond Hockey champs after posting a 27-16 win in the 2011 final Sunday in Rossland as part of the Winter Carnival. The Bucks, winners of the inaugural tournament in 2008, put a licking on the Top Shelf Construction team to to claim the title.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute Ruttin Bucks with Team of the Week honours.The members of the team include, back row, L-R, Balfour’s Derek Diener, Peter Sheets of Trail and Aaron Shrieves of Nelson.Front, Dion Resicini and Shane Glover  of Castlegar and Nelson’s Jarod Seminoff.last_img read more

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CLASSY HER EMMYNENCY & UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI BOTH PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

first_imgGLORY:  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, this 4-year-old filly by Tapit pressed the pace and was overwhelmed by Nancy From Nairobi late when second in a one mile turf allowance here on March 4.  Quick early, Glory showed the way in both the Grade III, one mile turf Megahertz Stakes Jan. 18 and the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Robert B. Frankel Stakes Dec. 27, finishing a well beaten seventh and a close third, beaten a neck, respectively.  Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., she has three wins from 11 starts and seeks her first graded win in the Santa Ana. NANCY FROM NAIROBI:  A dazzling one mile turf allowance winner here on March 4, this 5-year-old English-bred mare showed an impressive turn of foot, rallying wide from off the pace with the inner rail set at 30 feet.  Trained by John Sadler and ridden in all four of her stateside starts by Abel Lezcano, Nancy From Nairobi, who was off the board in a pair of Group starts as a three year old in England, will be seeking her third consecutive win in her first North American graded stakes assignment.  A 1 1/8 miles turf allowance winner two starts back on Feb. 5, “Nancy” has a win and a second from two tries at the Santa Ana distance and is 21-4-6-0 overall, with earnings of $151,456. THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 5 (of 11)     Approximate post time, 2:35 p.m. PDTHer Emmynency – Joe Talamo – 123Nancy From Nairobi – Abel Lezcano – 118Nashoba’s Gold – Rafael Bejarano – 118Fresh Feline – Alex Solis – 118Glory – Mike Smith – 118Tuttipaesi – Christopher DeCarlo – 123First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CLASSY HER EMMYNENCY & UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI BOTH PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURFcenter_img ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2016)–Multiple stakes winning Her Emmynency and upstart Nancy From Nairobi both figure prominently among a field of six older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf. HER EMMYNENCY:  A winner of the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland two starts back on Oct. 10, Her Emmynency, in her first start for trainer Kristin Mulhall, was an even fourth here as the 3-1 favorite in the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 20.  A one mile turf minor stakes winner at Santa Anita in October, 2014, this 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Successful Appeal was a close second in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks three starts back on Aug. 15 and has four wins from eight overall starts.  Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash, she has career earnings of $552,250.last_img read more

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Cocopa Workers End Go-slow

first_imgA weeklong go –slow action staged by the workers of the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (RIC), formerly Cocopa, has ended with workers asked to return to work while their demands are being looked into.The workers right after the New Year celebration staged a go – slow, demanding better salaries, health care benefits and the timely distribution of their rice rations and salaries.According to the workers’ spokesperson, Sakpah Mahn, the workers no longer receive their salaries and rice rations on time as it used to be and their health benefits have been blocked at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital due to the management’s failure to settle arrears with the hospital.“We now pay our own hospital bills and our salaries as well as our food supplies are no longer coming on time,” said Sakpah Mahn, the Labor Union head.Cocopa is one of the concessions in Nimba where there is always management – employee crisis in postwar Liberia.In September 2013, the Government of Liberia took ownership of the Cocopa Rubber Plantation for what was considered as “bad labor practices” by the American owned “The Liberia Company/Libco.The decision to take ownership of Nimba’s largest rubber plantation was reached on the 19th of September 2013 at the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie based on the lawsuit against the management for not doing enough for the workers and the restoration of the company since the war.The case against Cocopa came after the new concession agreement was canceled owing to the expiration of the first concession agreement in March 2013.The House Committee on Agriculture paid several visits to the concession area to inspect the living conditions of the workers and assesses the housing, education, medical, water and sanitation as well as other facilities, but nearly all of those facilities were said to be in a deplorable state.During the visit, the Head of the Committee, Montserrado County Representative Josephine George Francis, classified the Liberia Company/Cocopa as one of the companies in Liberia with poor labor conditions as well as poor human and infrastructural development.Upon the court verdict in Sanniquellie, which is believed to have been challenged by LIBCO at the Supreme Court of Liberia, an interim management team under Nimba Rubber Inc., headed by Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Boss Mr. Harrison Karnwea, has since been managing the farm up to present.However, the management of NRI has blamed salary and ration delays as well as the absence of other benefits to the low price of rubber on the world market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Warriors HQ: Dubs leave Oracle Arena on a win, may face Clippers, Thunder or Spurs in first playoff round

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors will not know who their opponent in the first round of the NBA playoffs will be until the regular season finale Wednesday. On Sunday, they concluded their final regular season game at Oracle Arena in Oakland with a 131-104 win against Los Angeles Clippers.Beat writer Mark Medina outlines 14 confusing playoff possibilities the Warriors could face and the rotating rest strategy Steve Kerr will employ in upcoming games. Half of the following eight players are slated to …last_img read more

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China, Korea advance to AVC semis

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Although this isn’t China’s main team, the Chinese showed their class in handling the world’s 21st-ranked squad.Jin Ye put up 20 points to lead China while captain Liu Meng Ya and Cai Xiao Qing adding 15 and 13 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKaterina Tatko had 15 points to pace the Kazakhs.Korean team in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. Photo from asianvolleyball.netIn the second game, Korea blasted Chinese-Taipei 25-20, 25-11, 28-26, to secure its semifinals spot. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years agocenter_img China vs Kazakhstan in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China and Korea locked up their respective seats in the semifinal stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Both Asian powers swept their quarterfinals opponents with China, the no. 1 team in the world, taking down Kazakhstan 25-16, 34-32, 25-23, in the first game.ADVERTISEMENT Skipper Kim Yeon-koung led the 10th-ranked team in the world with 17 points while Park Jeongah added 16.Kim Heejin and Kim Suji also finished in double-digits with 12 and 10 points, respectively.Chang Li-Yun had 12 points to lead Chinese Taipei, the no. 55 team in the world.China will face the winner between Japan and Vietnam while Korea will wait for either Thailand or the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games Maria Sharapova claims in memoir Serena Williams had nasty words against her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Horn to take leaf out of Marquez book vs Pacquiao

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trainer Glenn Rushton and Jeff Horn. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Roy LuarcaBRISBANE, Australia—Prominently posted at the center white wall of the gym where Jeff Horn trains are posters of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Timothy Bradley, Floyd Mayweather, Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas and Brandon Rios.Also in the gallery, fourth from left, of course, is that of Pacquiao’s July 2 tussle with Horn simply billed as “Battle of Brisbane.”ADVERTISEMENT Though Horn is still nine pounds over the 147-lb limit, Rushton hardly felt any concern.Rushton bared it was normal for his ward to be at this weight range days before the official weigh-in on Saturday.Fact is, Rushton said Horn would be between 70.5 to 72 kg on fight day.Though Pacquiao has been installed as the heavy favorite even here, a $100 bet on Pacquiao earning just 25, while the same bet on Horn will net 420, Horn is unperturbed.Horn believes Pacquiao’s tremendous edge in experience (67 fights against 17) and quality of opposition, could work both ways.The former school teacher insists Paquiao is o longer as hungry for glory and money and money and neither is the 11-time world champion at his optimum best.The main argument being that Pacquiao hasn’t stopped any opponent after pulling off a 12-round stoppage over Miguel Cotto in 2009.According to Horn, he’s not nervous but rather excited days heading into the fight to be beamed live in the USA via free TV by ESPN.Horn said he intends to “go in their hot” and give Pacquiao a really good fight.And hopefully, land that same overhand right on Pacquiao. They were put there to remind Horn of the caliber of the fighter he’s challenging for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown before his countrymen at Southcorp Stadium.They also serve as inspirational and motivational tools for Horn to achieve his cherished dream of becoming a world champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNoticeably missing was any poster of Pacquiao’s epic fights against Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out the eight-division world champion cold in their fourth showdown in 2012.Perhaps, the posters’ absence was intentional, as Horn, with the guidance of trainer Glenn Rushton, intends to make Marquez’s one-punch knockout as blueprint toward success against Pacquiao.  WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Horn said during Monday’s media workout that he knows the enormity of the task at hand.That’s why he punished his well-chiseled 29-year-old body to the extreme to be ready for whatever Pacquiao will bring into the ring.According to Horn, who is three inches taller, his size would be his biggest advantage against the 5-foot-6 Pacquiao.Then comes his youth. Horn is nearly 10 years younger.As of Monday, coming from a long run, Horn told Filipino sportswriters that he weighs between 71 to 72 kilos and aims to be at that level when he climbs the ring before an expected sellout crowd of over 50,000 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Beermen ‘won’t back down’ from KaTropa after intense Game 3 What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Started A Petition To Stop The Banning Of Crop Tops

first_imgEarlier this week, the NCAA officially issued a rule change to ban college football players from wearing “crop top” jerseys (tucking their jerseys into their pads to expose their midsection) during games. This most notably affects Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, who popularized the look during the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff run.Well, it looks like Ohio State fans are trying to strike back. A few have started a petition on change.org to block the NCAA from the rule change. They’ve already got over 5,500 signatures – and the official support of Elliott himself.Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State change.orgEarlier this week, Elliott’s father jokingly tweeted that he is going to wear a crop top jersey himself in the stands at games next year.We’re not sure if this petition is going to get the job done, but it makes it clear that Ohio State fans aren’t happy. [GameDayr]last_img read more

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Julia Roberts And Olivia Munn To Be Honored At 40th Anniversary Gracies

first_imgOver the past 40 years, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation (AWMF) has annually honored exemplary women and men in the media and entertainment industry – individuals who are pioneers in their respective fields and lead by example.This year’s 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards, in support of the AWMF’s many educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, is being held on Tuesday, May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The evening will honor such luminaries as Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Munn, and Mae Whitman, among many others. Additionally, AWMF will bestow Cicely Tyson with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking work, giving a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 22 in New York.Kristen Welch, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Chair, said in making the announcement, “Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of all the great work that has been done to further highlight women in media. We are thrilled to honor such smart, thoughtful and inspirational individuals, organizations and programming this year.”The evening will showcase the strides women have made in media throughout the past 40 years and celebrate the bold new trails women are blazing for tomorrow. This year’s national radio, TV and digital Gracies Award honorees can be found here.last_img read more

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