MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award02:10Coronavirus | Jan Escosio01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes An opening ceremony is scheduled at 2 p.m.Ten teams will participate this conference, with Cafe France, Tanduay, and Racal emerging as title favorites.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngThe tournament will be played on a single round robin format. The top two teams at the end of the elimination round earn outright semifinal berths, while squads ranked three to six play in the quarterfinals, with the third and fourth seed owning twice-to-beat advantages. The bottom four teams will be eliminated.Both the semifinals and finals will be a best-of-three series. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sure shot: Cavs acquire Korver, complete deal with Hawks Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Games will be played on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with tip-offs set at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOut to make a big splash in the developmental league, AMA Online Education parades its newest catch as Jeron Teng makes his debut when the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opens on Jan. 19 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Fresh from leading La Salle to the UAAP Season 79 title, the 22-year-old swingman will try to weave the same magic with the Titans when it meets newcomer Province of Batangas in the lone game at 3 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out calling up Gianluigi Buffon and Daniele De Rossi for Euro 2020. “We’ll see…” Italy qualified for the upcoming European Championship with flying colours, and Mancini made it clear the Azzurri were planning “to go all the way” and end their 52-year wait for the trophy. “We want to bring the national team back where they deserve to be,” he told Rai Sport. “They’ve won the World Cup four times but haven’t won the European Championship for such a long time so we want to go all the way [in 2020]. “The suffering is greater when you’re in the dugout.” Buffon and De Rossi have been lined up for farewell appearances, so are they still going ahead? “It was the President’s idea and I agreed with him. It would be great if we could make it happen. “As for whether it’ll be at the Euros, we’ll see.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
Lenovo has been on a role with its K3 Note phablet. It has been selling thousands of devices of the phone within seconds and on Wednesday in a flash sale the Chinese smartphone maker managed to sell 49,800 units of the phone in 8.2 seconds on e-retail website Flipkart.To be precise, the company sold 30,000 units of the black version of the phone in 4.3 seconds, while 19,800 units of the white model were sold within 3.9 seconds.Before the sale, Lenovo managed 4,61,863 registrations for the flash sale. Now, in the first two weeks Lenovo has managed more than a million registrations for the phone.The K3 Note is an interesting phone in India because it is the first smartphone in India to feature a 1080p full HD display under Rs 10,000. The device has a 5.5-inch screen, which converts to 401 pixels per inch.It is powered by the Mediatek MT6752 octa-core processor, which coupled with 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for memory expansion.The phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.Apart from all these frills the dual-SIM smartphone offer 4G LTE connectivity and is one of the first smartphones in the market to pack in Dolby Atmos technology. The phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.Overall, it is a rather slim phone at 8mm and 150 grams.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: ESL Shipping Finland-based shipping company ESL Shipping, part of the ASPO Group, has decided to reflag its new LNG-fueled bulk carrier Haaga to the Finnish flag.The flag change took place in Kokkola, Finland, on March 7, 2019.Previously, the 25,500 dwt newbuilding was flying the flag of Portugal. This was criticized by workers unions but the company has now managed to reach an agreement with them.”We found a constructive solution with unions and are proud to finally hoist the Finnish flag onboard the Haaga,” Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping, commented.ESL Shipping’s all owned vessels are now Finland-flagged. As explained, this gives the company synergies in crew replacement and rotation. In addition, it improves the competitiveness of the whole fleet through the introduction of the fleet wide mixed crewing model.The Handy size dry bulk cargo vessel Haaga and its sister ship Viikki, the first of their kind to use LNG, were delivered to the company in 2018.ESL Shipping’s fleet comprises 21 vessel units with a combined total deadweight tonnage of about 335,000 tons, according to the company’s website.
Shelby Lum / Photo editorSenior Danica Wu battles with a defender during a game against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 25, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-1.Junior midfielder and co-captain Ellyn Gruber’s overtime goal against Eastern Michigan gave the Buckeyes a 2-1 victory. Her goal also keeps the team’s unbeaten regular season streak alive at 13, tying a women’s soccer team record set in 2004.The Eagles took advantage of a free kick on the left side of the OSU box in the 31st minute, and Cara Cutaia scored her second goal of the season. Heading into the half, the Buckeyes trailed 1-0.Coach Lori Walker said halftime adjustments changed the game.“(We) went into a 3-4-3 and that gave us a little bit more possession in the midfield as well as a better defensive presence, and I think that’s where the game started to shift and change,” Walker said.Freshman forward Lindsay Agnew tied the game at 1 in the 60th minute. Junior defender Ashley Gruenbaum played a long ball into the Eagles’ box and Agnew headed home the goal.With a tie looming, play became more aggressive, indicative with the number of fouls increasing in the second half.Regulation came to a close with the score remaining tied at 1.It was less than nine minutes into overtime when Gruber sent home a rebound for her first goal of the season.The midfielder thought her team did well in playing to the end.“We struggled in the beginning, but we found a way to win,” Gruber said. “We pulled it out in the end.”Agnew said she is looking forward to the possibility of keeping the team’s winning streak alive.“I’m really excited about that and we hope Wednesday we can get it done against Pittsburgh,” Agnew said.OSU is scheduled to take on Pittsburgh Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Columbus.
Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) shoots over a defender during a game against Purdue Feb. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 67-49.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorJust 10 days ago, Ohio State senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. sat in the post game interview room at the Schottenstein Center visibly disgusted, disheartened and frustrated.He and his team had just lost its fifth game in the month of January, a 71-70 setback to Penn State, and the OSU senior couldn’t hold back his emotions any longer.“This game, this hurts the most out of every game since I’ve been at Ohio State,” Smith Jr. said Jan. 29. “These losses don’t hurt enough — this is embarrassing. Every other team in our conference is laughing at us right now.”How things have changed since that dark moment for the Buckeyes.Since the calendar flipped to February, OSU (19-5, 6-5) hasn’t lost, beating both then-No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 17 Iowa on the road and dispatching Purdue, 67-49, Saturday at home.After taking care of business against the Boilermakers (14-10, 4-7), Smith Jr.’s attitude was quite the contrary to that night in late January.“We’ve been winning. Simple as that. When you win, I feel good. When we lose, I feel bad,” Smith Jr. said with a smile.Smith Jr. did his part against Purdue, pouring in 16 points, including shooting 4-7 from beyond the arc. He had been in a shooting slump as of late, shooting just 32.5 percent since OSU started the season 15-0 prior to Saturday’s win against the Boilermakers. That changed Saturday, as he kept firing with confidence, helping OSU build a double digit lead that eventually led to a win.“It definitely opens things up for us,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the win, referencing when Smith Jr. hits shots. “We want Lenzelle to take those shots when he’s open. He hit a big pull-up in the first half when they ran him off the line (and) he shot faked. But seeing him play like a senior, honestly I expect our seniors to play like that at Ohio State because they usually don’t make it that long.”The good vibes have spread throughout the team in the last week and a half, and the team seems to be playing some of it’s best ball of the season heading into a showdown with No. 10 Michigan Tuesday.“Any time you can get wins it adds confidence to the team, so that’s a great thing for us,” junior forward LaQuinton Ross — who scored a game-high 17 points against Purdue — said after the win Saturday. “I think we play a lot better when everybody’s got confidence. It’s good getting a win before we go play Michigan.“It’s a great feeling. Winning cures all like I said before and that’s what I’ve been doing lately. I think everybody’s been feeling a lot better.”It wasn’t just Smith Jr. who hit outside shots against the Boilermakers, as Ross, junior guard Shannon Scott and junior forward Sam Thompson also combined to hit four 3-pointers. That team effort helped secure the win, and Purdue coach Matt Painter said the fact that OSU’s won three in a row is because of just that: The Buckeyes are making shots.“I always say that it’s a miracle that your offense is better when the ball goes in,” Painter said after the game. “They’re a good team, and you’re going to go through some tough times in this league. They’ll be there at the end. They’ll be good in the NCAA Tournament.”Even with the three straight conference victories, OSU still sits fourth in the Big Ten standings, three and a half games behind conference leader Michigan State. They’ll have a chance to make up more ground against the Wolverines Tuesday, who — despite losing on the road against Iowa Saturday — are only a half game out of the conference lead.“Pretty sure my team’s feeling good right now, but tomorrow’s a different day. Everybody’s probably going to forget about this one and we gotta get ready,” Smith Jr. said. “We got a great opponent coming in here now. They’re a great team and they’re playing some really good basketball as of late and we gotta be prepared to play even better basketball if we want to match that and get the win here.”Matta agreed, adding that one bad stretch of basketball could cost any team a game in the Big Ten.“You’d like to feel good, you’d like to feel great. But right now, geez. One bad segment of a game could cost you the game with what we have left on our schedule in terms of who we’re playing and when we’re playing, where we’re playing,” Matta said. “I hope our guys are feeling better about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it and how we’re doing it. That’s why I want them to be confident. Just in terms of our execution’s better, I think defensively we’ve been a lot more active and communication’s been a lot better.”
Ex-Arsenal boss says he needs to think what will the next step in his life and might take a longer time to manage againAfter 22 years in charge of Arsenal, coach Arsene Wenger is enjoying his retirement.The ex-Gunners boss is currently on extended holiday in Corsica.But when asked about his future by Corse Matin, the manager was clear.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I decided not to decide,” he said.“I was intoxicated for such a long time that I promised myself not to make any decisions before September.”“[It’s going] even better than I thought. When you have been as busy as I have been, you always fear a little emptiness,” he added.“But I quickly organized myself in this new stage of my life, I do a lot of sport, where I eat with my friends. I talk a lot too, I can sit for hours contemplating the horizon, I read every day, right now a book by Philip Roth called I Married a Communist.”
The Ligue 1 club is currently second-to-bottom in the standings with only one win after 12 matches in the 2018-2019 seasonFor Monaco’s manager Thierry Henry, his team does not fear relegation in the French Ligue 1.The club is currently in the 19th position, out of 20 teams, with only seven points, after one victory, four draws, and seven defeats.But for Henry, his team does not have fear of what’s coming.“I don’t think the team is scared [of being relegated] but it is difficult mentally. It’s a tough situation the one we are facing,” the French legend was quoted by Four Four Two.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Now, as I said a lot of times, there is still plenty of points to take. But, of course, if there will be a bigger gap between the teams ahead of us and us, it will start to be difficult.”“But, one more time, it’s not easy to be in that kind of situation,” he added.“The week has been good during the training, I won’t say it hasn’t been good, but the game didn’t reflect what happened during this good week.”“You also have an opponent during the game, of course. Reims was just better than us,” he commented.
Everton are reportedly keen to renew their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.The former Fulham central defender has spent the last eight years at Old Trafford since making move to Manchester in 2010 and he has made 14 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League this season.However, Smalling is yet to pen to paper on a new contract with the Red Devils and although Manchester United have the option of extending his current deal until 2020, it appears that will not stop interest from elsewhere.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Reports in the English press as quoted in Sports Mole say the Toffees are keen on the signing of Smalling on a free transfer when his current deal expires.However, the Merseyside club are expected to make a move for the England center-half in January if United exercise their 12-month option, and that shows the level of desire of the club to add him to their squad.Everton manager Marco Silva who added Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma (on loan from Chelsea) to his back line, has Michael Keane and Mason Holgate as other viable long-term options in the centre of his backline, with Phil Jagielka possibly retiring at the end of the season.
Giorgio Chiellini says matches between Juventus and Torino are always special and opened up on what he learned from the previous skippers.The two sides will trade tackles in the Derby della Mole on Saturday night, and the defender previewed the encounter.“Torino have improved a lot,” Chiellini told Football Italia.“They’re physical and they’re good on the counter-attack. With [Walter] Mazzarri they’ve made an important upgrade, they can aim for Europe and they can certainly cause us problems.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“They’re a team I like, aside from the 180 minutes per season in which we’re rivals. Cristiano [Ronaldo] already knows that two games here aren’t like the others: Inter and Toro.”Chiellini took over the captaincy duties after the departure of Buffon over the summer, and he also shared his experience.“[Alessandro] Del Piero. I was lucky enough to play with Alex for a few years, he welcomed me to Turin when I was still young, only 21.“In the first few months I felt almost inadequate because I was among so many champions, but his attitude, as well as [Fabio] Cannavaro and Buffon, was to make me feel at ease and part of the group, despite having a completely different life and interests.