MANILA – Negrense boxer Reymond Yanong failed to clinch back-to-back wins in less than two weeks after a first round stoppage loss to American Genaro Gamez on Wednesday at The Bubble in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yanong – being trained and promoted by Ilonggo Aljoe Jaro – was aiming for his second straight triumph following his split decision victory against experienced American Clay Burns in the same venue on June 25. The Escalante City, Negros Occidental-native welterweight boxer was no match with the American boxer pummeling him to the ropes before flooring him with a right flush to the face and a body shot. For Gamez, it was a sweet bounce back following his unanimous decision loss to Luis Feliciano last year at Fantasy Springs Casino at Indio, California for the NABF Super lightweight title. Yanong tried his best to stand up but could not beat the referee’s count prompting the latter to end the match at 2:59 mark of the opening round. With the loss, the 26-year-old Yanong saw his record dropped to 11-6-1 win-loss-draw ring record, including nine stoppage wins, while the 24-year-old Gamez improved to 10-1-0 card, with seven knockout wins./PN Escalante City-native Reymond Yanong was down on the floor after being hit by a body shot by American Genaro Gamez. TOP RANK
Argonauts will be competing on national teams for Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Share UWF women’s soccer players vying for spot at 2015 World Cup PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s soccer program will be represented by 11 players on four different national teams competing against each other in World Cup qualifying rounds this summer.The women’s FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Canada June 6-July 5, 2015. The Argonauts are competing on national teams in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) which determines which nations represent the North and Central America region in the World Cup.Traditionally, powerhouses Mexico, Canada and the United States represent the region in the World Cup. However, Canada will not occupy one of the three automatic berths for the region since it is the host in 2015, opening the door for one country to qualify for the first time.“This speaks volumes to the quality and uniqueness of our program at UWF,” UWF coach Joe Bartlinski said. “It will be with great pride and excitement that I sit back and enjoy watching these Argonauts battle it out for the final spot(s) in the prestigious FIFA Women’s World Cup.”Argonauts called up by national teamsJamaica• Shakira Duncan… two-time national player of the year… played for UWF in two seasons from 2009-10• Christina Murray… two-time All-American… played for UWF in two seasons from 2010-11• Shaneka Godon… two-time All-American… played for UWF in three seasons from 2007-09• Shameka Gordon… two-time All-American… played for UWF in three seasons from 2007-09• Sashana Campbell… two-time NCAA Championships All-Tournament… played for UWF in two seasons from 2012-13• Alicia Wilson… four-time All-American at William Carey… assistant coach at UWF for four seasonsTrinidad and Tobago• Anastasia Prescott… two-time All-South Region… played for UWF in three seasons from 2007-09• Dernelle Mascall… two-time All-American…played for UWF in three seasons from 2007-09Cayman Islands • Shanice Monteith… 2012 national champion… junior entering her third season with UWF• Jessica Ebanks… 2012 national champion… played for UWF in three seasons from 2010-12Costa Rica • Daniela Cruz… All-American… played for UWF in three seasons from 2010-13Qualifying RoundsThe CONCACAF Women’s Championship will take place in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico between Oct. 16 and Oct. 26. The CONCACAF championship will decide the region’s participants at the World Cup.A total of 31 teams are involved in the qualifying rounds for the championship, with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Union Centro Americano (UNCAF) staging pre-qualifiers to determine their entrants. The CFU tournament will take place between May 21 and July 27 and August 19-26, with three places at the CONCACAF finals up for grabs. Two berths will be fought over at the UNCAF tournament between May 19 and May 25.A final lineup of eight teams will then be left to compete at the CONCACAF Championship for three guaranteed slots at the World Cup. The two finalists and winner of the match for third place will advance automatically, while the side finishing fourth will go into a playoff against a team from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) for the chance to join the top trio at Canada in 2015.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#FIFA Women’s World Cup Home PageFIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying InformationPrint Friendly Version
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Kisei Akimoto and Tatsuaki Egusa won their respective weight categories for host Japan, but countryman and two-time Olympic champion Masato Uchishiba crashed out with a second-round defeat at the Kano Cup international judo meet on Friday.Akimoto, a Tsukuba University senior, reeled off ippon wins in his first three 60-kg bouts before capping his successful campaign at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium by outpointing Choi Kwang Hyun of South Korea in the final with a combination of a leg sweep and an arm throw. Egusa sent South Korea’s Ahn Jung Hwan sprawling onto the mat with a “harai-goshi” lower-back sweep in the final of the 66-kg class, in which Athens and Beijing Olympic gold medalist Masato Uchishiba was eliminated by Tsagaanbaatar Haskhbaatar of Mongolia.In women’s action, Beijing Olympic gold medal winner Yang Xiuli of China won the 78-kg crown after an ippon win over Kumiko Horie in the final. Russian Elena Ivashchenko prevailed at over 78 kg, toppling Mika Sugimoto by ippon in the final.
Portmore United coach Shavar Thomas described his team’s march to another Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final as a demonstration of their strength after their close 3-2 aggregate win over league newbies Mount Pleasant at the National Stadium on Monday.The defending champions clipped Mount Pleasant 2-1 in last Monday’s first-leg assignment before playing out an exciting 1-1 draw in the return leg this Monday. They will on April 29 face Waterhouse, in a repeat of last year’s final, after the Drewsland club tagged Cavalier 1-0 to follow up from their 2-0 first-leg win for a 3-0 aggregate scoreline.Thomas noted that since the start of the season, teams in the league have all stepped up their game whenever they faced the champions, but he credits his team’s preparation, resilience and professionalism after securing a spot in the RSPL final for a record 11 times.Portmore have won six top-flight league titles, while finishing as runners-up on five occasions. They ended this regular-season campaign on top of the points charts with 66 points, four more than Waterhouse. Oddly enough, that was also their points tally from last year’s campaign, when they also topped the table at the end of the regular season.“To get back here was a major challenge because from the start of the season, all these teams in the RSPL have been coming at us, and we didn’t expect an easy road. But credit to the team, they stuck through the season, took it game by game; and now we are here again,” said Thomas. DIFFERENT THREAT Waterhouse lost to Portmore in last season’s final on penalties, but Thomas believes that this Waterhouse team poses a different threat to his team.“It’s a different team, a different coach, but I think they still play the same style. It will be a challenge because they have a solid squad, they have experience, and they have guys who have been in this situation before, so by no means are we going to take them lightly as we haven’t beaten them all season. All three games were tied, so it is something to look forward to,” Thomas commented.Javon East opened the scoring after combining with Cleon Pryce on 23 minutes, and although former Portmore player Suella McCalla pulled one back for Mount Pleasant in time added to make things a bit interesting at the end, Portmore saw the game through to secure their fourth consecutive berth to the final.“When they got level, I was thinking that we needed to be a bit more disciplined, put in a little more effort, and we could see the game through,” Thomas shared.The former national defender and captain was also full of praise for East, who had a goal and an assist in the first leg and a goal in Monday’s second leg.“Strikers go through their ups and downs. I believe in terms of his scoring rate, he had a slow rise this season compared to last season. But from the get-go, he is our go-to man. We know what Javon can do, and he has grown in awareness. The only thing I think he can add to his game is to keep practising and be a little more clinical, and then you can really say he is top class,” Thomas said.Portmore lost to Montego Bay United in the 2015-16 final and then to Arnett Gardens in the 2016-17 final before beating Waterhouse for last season’s title.
Basketball BY PATRICK NIATO TOM UPNG Journalism student Australia are the champion of the FIBA U15 Oceania championships after their 61-58 win over their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the gold medal playoff at Taurama Aquatic Center in Port Moresby. Australia also took out the gold while runners-up New Zealand collected silver. In the bronze medal playoff, Samoa defeated Guam 74-52. The Australians, who were wary after their defeat at the hands of New Zealand in one of their early matches, refused to give in and finished with a flurry to take a thrilling 61-58 victory over New Zealand in the final. Australia coach Nathan Brown said they felt blessed and happy to get over the line. New Zealand have played fantastic all throughout the tournament, and they had two hard fought games with them and are proud of what the boys have accomplished here. “One of the things about Australia is we get everybody’s game, and this is tournament showed it to us. It’s a testament to all their hard work this week,” he said. Australia’s defense shifted into high gear in the final quarter when they limited New Zealand to only five points. Australia’s top-point scorer is Dyson Daniels and Deans who collected 15 points apiece while Joshua Duach chipped in 14 points in the win. For New Zealand, Joshua Book top-scored with 16 points while Tafara Gapare and Santaan Tawera added 12 and 10 points respectively. Australia and Zealand have also qualified for the FIBA U16 basketball championship next year.
Chelsea legend John Terry believes three star signings paved the way for an era of unprecedented success at Stamford Bridge.Terry joined the Blues in 1995 after a spell on West Ham’s books, and made his first-team debut three years later. See also:Giroud keen to fight for place at ChelseaCrouch ‘absolutely loves’ Chelsea signingsLeverkusen want Sarr on loan as Havertz deal gets closer The combative centre-half went on to become one of Chelsea’s greats over the course of the next 19 years, but reckons three signings made in his early days at the club transformed the culture.AdChoices广告Terry says Chelsea’s approach to fitness, nutrition and professionalism – now regarded as essential components of success – was transformed with the arrival of Gianfranco Zola, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli in 1995 and 1996.“Compared to what it’s like today, it [the professionalism of players] is black and white, complete opposites,” Terry told former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen on the platform Unacademy.“(Previously) We would finish training and go upstairs and have burger and chips or sausage and mash.Zola is a hugely popular figure among Chelsea fans“It was just a couple of ladies who lived by the training ground who would cook the food.“There was no nutritional aspect. You would finish training, leave straightaway and be home by 1pm.“We were lucky at Chelsea because we signed Zola, Gullit and Vialli and they turned up at the training ground and said ‘Where’s the food, where’s the protein? We need a bigger gym, we need to stretch more’.“They took it to another level and I was really lucky to be around those players at that stage of my career.”‘Another level’ for ChelseaZola soon developed into a fans’ favourite at Chelsea, scoring 80 goals and starring in two FA Cup wins in 1997 and 2000, before returning to Italy in 2003.He has since had a spell as assistant boss under former manager Maurizio Sarri.Terry added: “Gianfranco would get in two hours before anyone else, he would go to the gym for a weight session, he would stretch for two hours after training.“He would eat the right food and those guys just took it to another level, and it’s probably gone on another five or six levels from there to where we are today.”
The NBA statement says that of the 322 players tested at the NBA base in Orlando Disney World, two positive Covid-19 tests have been recorded since July 7.Both players have left Disney Worldto overcome insulation in homes or isolation areas.The league announced that since July 1, a total of 19 NBA players have had positive Covid-19 analyzes. These players stay in their hometowns and recover until they are allowed to quarantine and join NBA base in Orlando.The NBA has been suspended since March, when a coronavirus epidemic broke out in North America.The league plans to resume the season with teams based in Orlando to play the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.
Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson has spoken to the Brazilian media once again this week, this time in a live chat with outlet Lance. There’s obviously been a lot for him to say about his time with the Gunners, and the part which is highlighted by Lance is when he talked about Thierry Henry.Having joined Arsenal as a teenager, Denilson talked about the first impressions when arriving at the club, especially when he saw big stars like the Frenchman in training.“The striking moments were more at work. I hadn’t learned many things in Brazil. When I arrived at 18, I looked like a child in the middle of those giant guys. Watching Henry train was amazing,” Denilson told Lance.“He was outstanding training and playing. I really admire the attitude he had on and off the field. I had great experiences. I’m also a fan of Gilberto Silva, not only as a player but as a person as well, he helped me countless times during that period that he was there.”“I was an 18-year-old boy who played with those guys in the video game. When I saw Henry up close I shivered. Gilberto Silva and Wenger went to welcome me. They are unforgettable moments. This image that I have of the three welcoming me is what will be marked forever.”Embed from Getty ImagesThe story which makes it to Lance’s headline covers when Henry showed a little support for a Brazilian club. And Denilson felt guilty when he first spread it.“Inside Arsenal, one day I told the situation that Henry was singing Vasco’s anthem in the shower. I ended up telling the people in Brazil and I thought he was going to give me some scolding. I talked to Gilberto Silva about the situation and that the directors were on their way to London with Vasco’s shirt signed by Romário. Gilberto talked to Henry and everything was fine, so I was relieved. I didn’t know if I could say anything from inside or not, if he would like it or not.”This isn’t the first time a Brazilian player says Henry likes Vasco da Gama. In an interview last year, former Arsenal left-back André Santos said the Frenchman used to dance to samba in the dressing room and say ‘I’m Vasco’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥Undo
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With Opening Day just 14 days away, I’ve offered 14 Orioles-related thoughts, each in 50 words or less:1. Even if it proves to be minor, Kevin Gausman missing time due to shoulder tendinitis for the second straight year is concerning and once again makes you question the Orioles’ handling of their prized pitching prospect over the last few years.2. J.J. Hardy hitting .370 and continuing to say his left shoulder feels good this spring are positive signs as the veteran shortstop attempts to rebound from the worst season of his career.3. Speaking of Orioles middle infielders, Brian Roberts sounded like a natural as part of Sunday’s MASN telecast, and I look forward to hearing more from him this season. His in-game discussion with third base coach Bobby Dickerson about infield shifts was particularly enlightening.4. Buck Showalter is the first to warn against being fooled by spring training, but it’s difficult not to be intrigued by Rule 5 pick Joey Rickard — and his .426 on-base percentage this spring — based on the Orioles manager’s positive comments about the 24-year-old outfielder.5. I didn’t love the Pedro Alvarez signing because it shifted Mark Trumbo to right field, but you can’t help but think the slugger’s opposite-field power is going to land a few balls in the Orioles bullpen this summer. Camden Yards should be a good fit for the former Pittsburgh Pirate.6. I’m interested to see how Dylan Bundy is used in the bullpen. Many have compared him to a Rule 5 pick, but you don’t have that finish line of being able to send him to the minors next year. Bundy needs to pitch if he’s going to realize his potential.7. Hyun Soo Kim is 8-for-17 since his 0-for-23 start in the Grapefruit League, but he’s still looking for his first extra-base hit and has drawn only one walk after his on-base percentage was supposed to be a strength. The South Korean newcomer is looking better, but he’s still very much a work in progress.8. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Series, and I wouldn’t mind seeing the Orioles adopt the uniform from that era as a Sunday throwback. At the very least, I hope we see that classic look make a cameo appearance at some point this season.9. Dan Duquette has already said that Christian Walker would need more time at Triple-A Norfolk to learn the outfield, but showing an ability to play there would make the blocked first baseman an interesting possibility in Baltimore at some point this season.10. The fact that Nolan Reimold is out of options helps his case in an underwhelming corner outfield competition, but the 32-year-old is just 6-for-34 and not making much of a statement this spring.11. The poor performance of his starting pitchers this spring has probably forced Showalter to think more and more about the potential — and annoying — need to have an eight-man bullpen this season.12. Despite the 2016 investment made in Matt Wieters and his current elbow issue, the catching position reverting to more of a timeshare with Caleb Joseph wouldn’t be the worst thing given the latter’s pitch-framing ability and defense that could help improve a rotation needing every edge it can get.13. It’d be unfair to expect more than what Manny Machado offered as the club’s most valuable player in 2015 — with apologies to local media-voted Most Valuable Oriole Chris Davis — but it’s still fun to ponder whether the gifted 23-year-old has even reached his full potential as a player.14. Already third on the franchise list in wins and games managed, Showalter is entering his seventh season in Baltimore and would be just 34 games shy of Paul Richards by the end of 2016. As the manager often says about others, the Orioles are very lucky he’s passed their way.