Geje Eustaquio declared the winner. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPGeje Eustaquio’s quest for glory takes him to Indonesia as he leads two other Filipinos in action at ONE: Total Victory on September 16 at Jakarta Convention Center.The 28-year-old from Team Lakay will wage war against former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan in the main event of what promises to be an action-packed card.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Nothing has improved’: Hidilyn frustrated with the state of PH weightlifting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Eustaquio (9-5), who is fresh from his split decision victory against Anatpong Bunrad last May, seeks to continue his ascent in the flyweight rankings and inch closer to getting his shot on the gold.Akhmetov (23-1), meanwhile, is eyeing to bounce back after falling to Adriano Moraes last month and reclaim his belt.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 shutoutAlso representing the Philippines in the Jakarta card are strawweight Roy Doliguez and flyweight Ramon Gonzales.The 35-year-old Doliguez is looking to snap his three-match losing skid and once again showcase his striking prowess as he takes on former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion Yago Bryan of Brazil. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy01:22Learning doesn’t stop for Geje Eustaquio—inside and outside ONE cage02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Hitman MMA’s Gonzales, meanwhile, will bank on his karate background as he faces off against Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu of Mongolia.Other matches announced for the card are the flyweight bout between hometown bet Stefer Rahardian against Sim Bunsrun; the heavyweight clash between Alain Ngalani of Cameroon and Hideki Sekine of Japan; Indonesian martial artist Sunoto versus 19-year-old featherweight Thai Rithy of Cambodia; Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz against Hisyam Samsudin of Malaysia in another heavyweight bout; Liberian striker Jerome S. Paye versus former Thai boxing world champion Yodsanan Sityodtong; 24-year-old Adrian Matheis of Indonesia squaring off against the debuting Phat Soda of Cambodia; and bantamweights Riski Umar and Adi Nugroho lock horns in the undercard. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
Two of soccer’s all-time best players, the 39-year-old Buffon had denied Messi a goal in their previous three meetings, including Juventus’ 3-0 aggregate win in last season’s quarterfinals.But once he found room to work, Messi picked Buffon’s Juventus apart – to take some revenge from last year’s elimination and continue his superb start to the current season.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 shutoutMessi grabbed his 95th and 96th goals in the Champions League, breaking the deadlock just before the end of the first half in the Group D game. After he had hit the post and played a part in Ivan Rakitic’s second goal, Messi rounded off the commanding win.“Tonight (Messi) did score (against Buffon) because we left him too much space,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “(Messi) plays perfectly well in tight spaces, but today he had more space, and I would even say that we made it easier for him, leaving him so open.” Barcelona’s forward from Argentina Lionel Messi (L) vies with Juventus’ defender from Brazil Alex Sandro during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Barcelona vs Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi finally added Italy great Gianluigi Buffon on his long, long list of vanquished goalkeepers.Messi struck two shots past Buffon to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Barcelona defender Gerard Pique cleared a header by Medhi Benatia off the line in Juventus’ best scoring opportunity in the 81st.Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, Messi has now scored eight goals in six games across all competitions this season.In the other Group D match on Tuesday, Sporting Lisbon won 3-2 at Olympiakos.Dembele, who debuted as a substitute in a 5-0 rout of Espanyol on Saturday, showed some of the speed that Barcelona wanted when it signed him, but otherwise had a subdued match.“Dembele was fine. It’s true that he has to adapt to the team, to learn some tactical questions,” Valverde said. “We have to help him come along. He has just arrived, he is young, and he has a long career in front of him.”To pry Dembele away from Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona reinvested a large part of the world record 222 million euros ($262 million) it received from Paris Saint-Germain for Brazil star Neymar. It paid Dortmund 105 million euros ($124 million) in a deal that includes possible add-ons that could bring the total to 147 million euros (about $173 million).Juventus was without injured defender Giorgio Chiellini, forward Mario Mandzukic and midfielder Sami Khedira. Juan Cuadrado was suspended. During the match, the Italian champions also lost De Sciglio to an injury in the first half, when he was replaced by Sturaro. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers in December The first half was dull, apart from long-range attempts by Miralem Pjanic and Mattia De Sciglio for Juventus, until Messi struck just before the interval.Ousmane Dembele, the most expensive signing in Barcelona’s history, made his first start for the Catalan club. The 20-year-old France forward helped with a counterattack that caught the Juventus defense off-guard. Messi took the ball from Dembele, worked a quick one-two with Luis Suarez and then rolled a left-foot shot just inside the far post.Messi helped make it 2-0 in the 56th when his dangerous low cross was cleared by substitute Stefano Sturaro back to Rakitic, who fired it home.Messi got his second in the 69th when he took the ball on the right side and cut back to go around two defenders. He left Buffon with no chance against another left-foot strike that smacked into the lower corner of his net.As Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde put it, “when Messi has the ball, anything can happen.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments
As he took the Mall of Asia Arena floor for the do-or-die clash with Letran on coach Egay Macaraya’s birthday, San Sebastian stalwart Michael Calisaan thought about the time when his mentor had not given up on him despite a motorcycle accident more than a year ago that nearly took his life.For Calisaan, there was no better time to repay the faith shown to him by Macaraya over the past year with the Stags’ season on the line and a first Final Four appearance in four years within reach.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Batang Pinoy: Jabol captures long jump, 100-m dash titles just minutes apart Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Costelo also shone in the final quarter, pouring nine of his 13 points for the Stags, who will clash with third seed Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers in the next phase of the stepladder semifinals on Friday. The survivor of the duel will go up against second seed San Beda with the winner advancing to the finals against unbeaten Lyceum.“I think we deserve to be in the Final Four,” said Macaraya.The Knights tied the game for the last time at 69 before Costelo hit a teardrop with 44 seconds remaining.“One of our concerns this season is that we don’t have an import and we didn’t have the ceiling,” said Macaraya. “But the team showed heart, the character and desire to win and to reach the Final Four.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I wanted to win it for coach,” said Calisaan in Filipino. “He took me in and gave me a chance despite my accident last year.”The 6-foot-4 Calisaan gave Macaraya a fitting gift for his 56th birthday as he fired a career-best 36 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power the Stags to a 74-69 victory over the Knights that sent San Sebastian to the next round of the stepladder semifinals of NCAA Season 93.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 shutout“I told him he had to make the most out of his second life,” said Macaraya, referring to Calisaan, who sustained near-fatal injuries due to a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Sta. Rita, Pampanga. “That accident was the turning point for him.”Calisaan nailed the biggest shot of the Stags’ season so far with a triple off a pass from Ryan Costelo with 18 seconds remaining, sealing the win after a nip-and-tuck final period. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES View comments
MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMila’s Lechon brass isn’t willing to wait for another loss to take action as it is set to drop Leo Gabo and Andoy Estrella from its roster in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Mighty Roasters coach Jesse Ricardo shared that the team management are now exploring their options following their 48-65 defeat to Perpetual on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brave Busmen fall to Tianjin in Champions League playoff Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The two have been vital in the Mighty Roasters’ maiden campaign in the developmental league as they lead their camp in their 67-96 defeat to JRU last Thursday.Gabo paced Mila’s Lechon in the defeat with 14 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Estrella got 13.Ricardo shared that the move to replace the two will leave a huge hole in their camp, but he feels that it’s just right to give chance to other players who are willing to show dedication for Mila’s Lechon.“That’s going to have an effect on us because we’ve been with them for two months,” he said. “But there are other players willing to play for us and we’ll give them the break.”ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we’re talking about, to find another guard,” he said. “We’re already looking for replacements for those two guards.Gabo and Estrella were absent for the tiff as the Mapuan backcourt prioritized their commitment with Quezon City in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League over Mila’s Lechon. The Capitals will have a game later in the day against Bataan at Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWithout the pair, Axel Iñigo shouldered the bulk of the playmaking load for the Mighty Roasters, playing for 36 minutes at the point and finished the game with 13 markers, five assists, and two rebounds. That performance, however, wasn’t enough as Mila’s Lechon dropped to the cellar at 0-2.Ricardo couldn’t hide his disappointment on the two following the defeat, saying, “It’s their choice if they chose that one. We can’t do anything about it.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Papi Sarr led Adamson with 19 points and 18 rebounds. 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 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Teytey Teodoro went off for the Heavy Bombers, erecting a game-high 23 points to go along five rebounds.JRU head coach Vergel Meneses credited his team’s stingy defense, especially on the three-point area where the Falcons went dry hitting just 6-of-33.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s our defense, our defense carried us the whole game,” said Meneses. “Even though we weren’t scoring, the other team wasn’t able to get on a big run.”Ervin Grospe played lieutenant for the Heavy Bombers and put up 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Austria believes championship experience SMB’s biggest edge For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University booted Adamson University, 67-56, in the quarterfinal stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Thursday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The semifinals-bound Heavy Bombers will face the winner between San Beda and University of the Philippines in the other quarterfinals series.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken
Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “We need to rebound for our kuyas (older brothers),” said Kiefer Ravena on Thursday in the Chooks-to-Go-hosted sendoff at Edsa Shangri-la. “It’s a motivation for us to want (the gold) even more and be hungrier.”Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag praised these group for feeling that way, noting that it’s just natural for this team to seek redemption to make up for the loss incurred by their Fiba Asia counterparts.“Of course, if you see your brother and see him fall short of a goal, as the younger brother, I think you wanna go out there and make everyone here at home forget about the loss from last night. The only way you do that and go to the SEA Games and put another great effort and do our best to win a gold medal,” he said.With the Philippines relegated to the classification phase for fifth to eighth place in the Asian championship, the SEA Games roster knows that the pressure is now on them as they eye to win the gold medal for the 18th time.“It’s our turn for redemption,” said Amer. “We have to defend our kuyas. We know the weight they are carrying because all of us are watching them. So with the SEA Games, we know all eyes will now be on us. We just want to help them and protect our fort. All we want when we come home here is that we’re all going to be happy.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Mark GiongcoBaser Amer said he had a hard time sleeping after Gilas Pilipinas bowed out of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in a humiliating 118-86 defeat to Korea early Thursday morning.“When they got blown out, I struggled to get some sleep,” he shared in Filipino. “I took it really hard because us Filipinos doesn’t want to lose.”ADVERTISEMENT NCAA Season 93: San Beda ekes out win over Perpetual Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Amer wasn’t only one who went to bed in a gloomy mood as thousands of Filipinos stayed up late only to witness the national team fail to advance past the quarterfinals.What made the defeat tougher to swallow was it came at the hands of its fierce rival Koreans, who continued to own the Philippines’ number in continental tournaments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Philippines has a chance to avenge that failed bid in Fiba Asia with a strong showing in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, which will be represented by the younger members of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.And that’s actually one of the the motivations for the SEA Games-bound Gilas crew. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments
Training his guns again on sports utility vehicles (SUVs), Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday asked the users of these fuel-guzzling cars to pay full market price for diesel, which is subsidised for the benefit of farmers.Ramesh, however, made it clear that his “deliberate” criticism of the SUVs need not be seen as him being against the automobile sector.He had recently called SUVs as “criminals” and “Socially Useless Vehicles” for being bad emitters, fuelling a controversy in the auto sector. Germany, which is home to auto major BMW, had also taken strong exception to the remarks.”Why should they get subsidised fuel meant for farmers,” Ramesh asked, while speaking at a conference on 5th Sustainability Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).”We introduce the (diesel) subsidy for a certain economic purposes but have ended up with a wholly different purpose,” he said, favouring incentives to the firms aiming at sustainable development.Ramesh, however, also made it clear he is not trying to hurt the growth of the auto industry in the country.”I am not knocking the growth of the automotive industry, but those who want to use diesel cars must pay the full market price for the fuel. Why should they get subsidised fuel meant for farmers?” he said.The environment minister also said there was a need for creating an incentive structure from a fiscal point of view, particularly which rewards.”We need to move to a system which looks at rewarding or incentivise those companies that actually promote the objective of sustainable development, that promote energy conservation, water conservation and protection and preservation of natural resources,” Ramesh said.advertisement- With inputs from PTI
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Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday reacted to the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna controversy claiming that he was unaware about his nomination for the highest sports award in the country.When asked if callousness on part of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cost one of the greatest Indian batsmen his due, Dravid said, “I am not sure what I have been nominated for. How can I say anything?”Dravid’s statement reflects that he was kept in the dark by the BCCI about his Khel Ratna nomination.The BCCI also reacted on Tuesday after being accused of not having pushed hard Dravid’s case for the Khel Ratna and not fleshing out his exploits in details.BCCI president N. Srinivasan said, “We had proposed Dravid’s name. Do you expect us to lobby? It is not question of giving all the details about a legendary player. Everybody knows him. We gave sufficient information.”Ironically, the BCCI had only included cursory details of Dravid’s record in the last year despite being given ample time to meet the deadline. The deadline for the nominations was extended just to accommodate BCCI’s recommendations.While the achievement columns of most of the other Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award nominees listed their achievements in detail, the BCCI had kept the list of its nominees’ achievements too concise.Dravid was not finally selected by the Union sports ministry’s committee that announced names of London Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar (shooting) and bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt (wrestling) for the honour last week.advertisementYuvraj Singh, who has been preparing to stage a comeback after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer, was the only cricketer among the 25 sportsperson who were picked for the Arjuna Award.