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Big tussle for Manning Cup semi-final spots


first_imgThree more groups could have their first set of qualifiers for the second round of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup when games are contested in zones B, C and F this afternoon.The biggest fight for places to the next round is in Zone F, where Vauxhall, Excelsior and Jonathan Grant high schools are jostling for the top two spots.In Zone F games, Vauxhall take on Jonathan Grant at Vauxhall, Excelsior play Spanish Town High at Spanish Town Prison Oval and Norman Manley High entertain Ascot High at Maxfield Park playing field.In Zone B, Hydel High face Haile Selassie High at Duhaney Park, Dunoon play Cumberland at Rockfort playing field and Greater Portmore tackle Papine High at Ferdie Neita Park in Zone B.While in Zone C, leaders St George’s College will not play until the following day, meaning Innswood, who face pointless Kingston Technical, have a great opportunity to overtake Denham Town High and join the front-runners at the top on 19 points. In the other Zone C game, Eltham face Ardenne in a game of only academic interest.Vauxhall High lead Group F with 19 points, four more than Excelsior High and Jonathan Grant, and a win for Keon Broderick’s team against one of their main challengers would cement their second-round berth.Vauxhall High have two games remaining, while Jonathan Grant and Excelsior High have three to play, which means a draw or loss for Vauxhall would keep the door open for the chasers.In Zone B, Hydel (19) hold a six-point lead and could seal a second-round spot with at least a point against Haile Selassie. If the latter fail to take full points, Hydel High will be assured of at least a place in the next round.Papine will start favourites against Greater Portmore in the group’s other game, but they need a win to stay in touch, as after today’s games, they only have one match to play, while Haile Selassie and Hydel have two games each.After dropping valuable points to Ardenne High this week, Innswood High could put themselves back in pole position with a win over Kingston Technical.The Spanish Town-based school trail St George’s (19) by three points and Denham Town (16) on goal difference. However, Denham Town play St George’s tomorrow, so this will be a chance for Innswood High to improve their chances of getting into the next round, although they have a game in hand.Jamaica College and Calabar from Zone A, Kingston College from Zone G and Charlie Smith from Zone D have already booked their places in the next round.Yesterday’s resultCharlie Smith 2 Holy Trinity 2Today’s GamesZone BHydel vs Haile SelassieDunoon vs CumberlandGreater Portmore vs PapineZone CEltham vs ArdenneInnswood vs KTHSZone FSpanish Town vs ExcelsiorJonathan Grant vs VauxhallNorman Manley vs AscotHome teams named first. All games start at 3:30 p.m.last_img read more


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first_imgDhoni shines for IndiaINDORE, India (AP):Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a courageous knock under pressure and Axar Patel came up with some timely strikes as India completed a gritty 22-run victory over South Africa in the second one-day international yesterday.Dhoni gave a superb exhibition of batting in the company of lower-order batsmen, with his unbeaten 92 helping India to level the five-game series 1-1. Left-arm spinner Patel extracted enough turn from the pitch to grab 3-39 as India bowled out South Africa for 225 in 43.4 overs in reply to the hosts’ 247-9.Dhoni smashed four sixes and seven fours as India fought back after being reduced to 104-5 in the 24th over.”It was not an easy game as a lot of people wait with open swords and want you to make mistakes,” Dhoni said in reference to his below-par spell with the bat. “As a complete batting unit we didn’t perform well, but we bounced back well.”Pakistan takecontrolABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP):A double century by Shoaib Malik and his 248-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq yesterday gave Pakistan the upper hand at the end of the second day of the first Test against England. Chasing a massive Pakistan first innings total of 523-8 declared, England’s openers made an assured start and were 56 without loss at close of play. Captain Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 39, while his new opening partner Moeen Ali was on 15.Pakistan’s innings was built around Malik’s 245 runs in his first Test match in more than five years, and an eighth Test century by Shafiq (107).”Both Malik and me had planned to be patient and try not to lose our wickets. We knew we will get the runs if we stuck around,” Shafiq said.Malik’s innings lasted more than 10 hours and he faced 420 balls for his 245. He came in at the fall of the first wicket with the score on 5 in the third over and he was seventh to go in the 150th over. Captain Misbah-ul Haq then declared the innings a couple of overs later when Zulfiqar Babar became the fourth victim of Ben Stokes, the most successful England bowler with 4-57.last_img read more


LA hopefuls address Trump factor during Olympic bid


first_imgDOHA, Qatar (AP):Los Angeles sought to allay concerns over Donald Trump’s election, Paris played up its glamorous venues, and Budapest set itself apart as a mid-sized alternative as the three cities made their first public pitches yesterday in the bid race for the 2024 Olympics.With 10 months before the vote, the three candidates had a chance to deliver their message in 20-minute presentations to the general assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees, a gathering of more than 1,000 delegates from around the world.The meeting occurred exactly a week after Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the American presidential election, a result that could have an impact on Los Angeles’ hopes of bringing the Summer Olympics back to the US for the first time since Atlanta hosted in 1996.Trump’s comments during the divisive campaign about Muslims and Mexicans and some of his foreign policy views may not help the California city’s chances with some of the IOC’s 98 members, who represent a range of nationalities, cultures and religions.It was American sprinter Allyson Felix, a Los Angeles-born African-American sprinter and six-time Olympic gold medallist, who addressed those concerns during the presentation. Without mentioning Trump by name, her message was clear.”We just finished our presidential election, and some of you may question America’s commitment to its founding principles,” Felix said. “I have one message for you: Please don’t doubt us. America’s diversity is our greatest strength.”PERFECT CHOICE”We’re also a nation with individuals like me, descendants of people who came to America, not of their own free will but against it,” Felix said. “But we’re not a nation that clings to our past, no matter how glorious – or how painful. Americans rush towards the future.”I believe LA is a perfect choice for the 2024 Games, because the face of our city reflects the face of the Olympic Movement itself,” she said.IOC vice-president John Coates, of Australia, was among the delegates in the audience and said Felix’s words hit the mark.”I did think Allyson addressed the Trump issue very well,” he told The Associated Press. “I think the question was hanging. I thought it was very, very well crafted.”Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat who was a prominent Clinton supporter, also took up the theme of diversity and openness, saying his city can deliver “transformative” games.Speaking afterwards, Garcetti said an Olympic bid stands on a city’s own merits and does not depend on who is the president of the country.Los Angeles hosted the games in 1932 and 1984. New York and Chicago failed in bids for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, respectively.”This is our third attempt to host the Olympic Games in the past 10 years and for many reasons … I must say this is the most remarkable US bid I have ever seen,” US Olympic Committee President Larry Probst said. “We have learned many lessons from our previous bids, and failure can be a great teacher.”Paris, which hosted the games in 1900 and 1924, has been considered in a tight race with Los Angeles. The French team stressed the bid’s compact nature, with 85 per cent of athletes housed within 30 minutes of their venues.”In Paris in 2024, we will swim in the River Seine,” Mayor Anne Hidalgo told the delegates. “We will travel in driver-less vehicles. We will celebrate the games on the Champs Elysees, with the Eiffel Tower and all along the Seine from the Grand Palais to Saint Denis.”Budapest, which has never hosted the Olympics and is making its seventh bid, has been seen as the outsider in the race. The Hungarians said they only need to build three new venues and will harness the city centre for the games.last_img read more


Flemmings eyes Red Bulls, Reggae Boyz


first_imgFormer national youth and New York Red Bull striker Junior Flemmings watched from the stands as his hometown club, Tivoli Gardens, carved out a 1-0 win over Maverley-Hughenden, courtesy of Elton Thompson’s added-time goal. This was in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Edwards Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. The former Jamaica College Manning Cup captain, who is back home on holidays, starred for the Red Bulls’ affiliate team in the just-concluded USL season and, after his impressive debut campaign, has been called up to train with the first team. The highly-rated youth striker is not only confident of making the Red Bulls first team, but he also intends to establish himself as a professional and a senior national player this year. “So far, my journey (overseas) has been good and in the next couple of weeks, I will know what the interest (from Red Bulls first team) is. So far, it has been very positive with me getting into the first team. It’s just for me to go back in these next two to three weeks of preseason and show that I deserve to be in the first team,” Flemmings said. VERY CONFIDENT “I am very confident because of the feedback from coach Jesse Marsch, as the thing with Red Bulls is they like players with speed, and that’s what I bring to the table. When I get it (ball), I don’t hesitate, I go at people and make things happen,” he commented. Even though he is still recovering from a meniscus (knee) injury he got in the summer, he says he is ready to do what it takes to make the next step up. Flemmings also hopes to make his senior national debut this year. “I have received some words from them (national coaching staff) and they are looking to bring me into the team as soon as possible, but I am still nursing a knee injury. I think 2017 is the breakout year for me I am going to be 21 in a few weeks and I want it to be a good year and the year to start my profession career,” he said. Meanwhile, Thompson’s late strike gave Tivoli Gardens their eighth win in their last ten games as the West Kingston side stayed second with 35 points – three behind Montego Bay United, who stopped Waterhouse 2-1.last_img read more


Fired coach’s son in US Under-20 squad


first_imgCHICAGO (AP):California goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of fired U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann, is among 20 players on the American roster for CONCACAF’s Under-20 Championship.Eleven players are from Major League Soccer teams, with the rest from clubs in England, Spain and Mexico, and from college.The tournament in Costa Rica serves as qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup. Coach Tab Ramos’ team opens against Panama, plays Haiti three days later and closes the group stage February 21 against Saint Kitts and Nevis.The roster:Goalkeepers: Jonathan Klinsmann (California), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown).Defenders: Marlon Fossey (Fulham, England), Justen Glad (Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia).Midfielders: Danny Acosta (Salt Lake), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Coy Craft (Dallas), Luca De la Torre (Fulham, England.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey, Mexico), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana), Jonathan Lewis (New York City), Sebastian Saucedo (Salt Lake), Eryk Williamson (Maryland).Forwards: Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland), Brooks Lennon (Salt Lake), Emmanuel Sabbi (Las Palmas, Spain).last_img read more


Law: WI were let down by fielding


first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):New West Indies head coach Stuart Law has lamented his side’s effort in the field in Friday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) against England.Leading the Caribbean side for the first time since his appointment last month, the Australian watched as they succumbed by 45 runs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium after failing to overhaul a challenging 297.But while praising both the batting and bowling efforts, Law said the Windies had let themselves down in the field. Captain Eoin Morgan was let off twice during his top score of 107, while Jason Roy (13) was also put down early on.”One thing we showed, we did show good fight. It didn’t all go our way in the field, but I thought we stuck to our tasks,” Law noted.”We probably lost it a bit in the last 10 overs. We lost a bit of focus in the field. A couple of very important catches went down and it just goes to show that catches do win matches, and they dropped two of the best players going around. You can’t afford to do that.”Law was quick to reiterate the value of the missed chances in the field while also ruing the fact neither Mohammed nor Carter went on to three figures.LAPSES IN THE FIELD”They all bowled reasonably OK. It wasn’t so much the bowling; it was more so the couple of lapses in the field,” Law pointed out.”And then, with the bat, Jason Mohammed played beautifully for his 70 and Jonathan Carter again for his fifty, so it would have been nice if one of those two had gone on to get a big score.”West Indies take on England in the second ODI today at the same venue, and Law said he was hoping his side could make the necessary adjustments.last_img read more


Kayaker Greyson-Newman ends river tour today


first_img Completing journey Today he will travel on the Plantation Gardens river in St Thomas before completing his journey at the Kingston Harbour in Down Town Kingston. “The reception we have been getting is great. People see us coming with two Kayaks and they are intrigued,” he noted Another of Greyson-Newman’s goal was to assess local rivers as he wants to establish international competitions locally and he has been impressed by the various characteristics of rivers he has encountered. “The problem was how do we shortlist over a hundred rivers down to 14, that was the first challenge, but each river has it own characteristics. Rio Cobre where we started on Sunday had boulders and rapids. Milk River, Alligator Pond both have crocodiles. “We would like to have an international Jamaica race, and Rio Cobre and Salt River in Hanover are a couple rivers we see international competitors coming to Jamaica to participate in. We want kayaking and canoeing to be another sport in Jamaica’s repertoire as there is a lot to be gained from this sport and that’s what we are trying to get out,” he commented. “The reason we are ending at Kingston Harbour is because it is the closest location to the Aquatic centre. The harbour is quite wide and open so it will tricky, so to get from one side to the other will be an achievement, and getting across Jamaica and the 14 rivers would be a phenomenal.” British born Jamaican kayaker, Tony Greyson-Newman, will close the chapter on his one week expedition at the Kingston Harbour this afternoon between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, where he will complete traversing 14 of the island’s rivers in seven days in an effort to raise funds for the Kingston Aquatic Sports Academy. However, Greyson-Newman, says they are still a far way off their target of 10,000 pounds (J$1.6 million) but he is still hoping they can accomplish their objective on today’s final day. “It is not as well as I hoped and we are not sure why. It has been an online fundraiser and we have tried our best to put it out on social media and people have been donating and supporting and we are very grateful. But we have a target of 10.000 pounds, that will pay for the initial equipment to get things started but we are not near that target,” he said. “We are hoping that as things draw to a close more donations will be made and we can reach our target. The fundraising is the basis of me doing 14 rivers in seven days. Some have donated and we are hoping that other will. But we are not where we want to be financially to get the equipment we need to put in the programme,” he added. Greyson-Newman started out on the Rio Cobre in St.Catherine and the Milk River in Clarendon on Sunday. On Monday he travelled the Alligator Pond in Manchester and Black River in St Elizabeth, and the seven Miles Beach and Cabaritta River in Westmoreland on Tuesday, before taking on Salt Creek in Hanover and Great River in St James on Wednesday. On Thursday, he took on the Martha Brae in Trelawny and White Water in St Ann, before conquering the Rio Nuevo in St Mary and the Rio Grand in Portland on Friday.last_img read more


Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts


first_imgMOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The pre-ordained outcome did not dampen the celebrations inside the Lima Convention Centre as the Paris and Los Angeles delegations cheered and congratulated each other.IOC President Thomas Bach — a driving force behind the decision to award 2024 and 2028 at the same time — hailed the joint award as a “win-win-win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s a magical, unique victory,” said jubilant Paris 2024 bid co-leader Tony Estanguet as French President Emmanuel Macron saluted a “victory for France.”Los Angeles 2028 leaders were similarly ecstatic. A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Eagles topple Maroons As the tussle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave just Los Angeles and Paris, the IOC’s determination to secure two high-quality bids for the next two summer games became apparent.In July, the IOC announced it would award the staging rights for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same meeting in Lima, laying the way for a swift agreement between the two over the running order.‘We cracked the code’ “We cracked the code when the IOC changed the formula,” Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti told AFP.“We’ve talked to a lot of folks who said it used to be about one corner of the room celebrating and the rest crying.”“I think in this world we have enough losers today, or enough divisions, or enough people who go after their dreams only to have them crushed.“I think we showed that dreams can come true.”The smooth finish to the race also eliminates the risk of the vote being tainted by the sort of scandal that has embroiled the ballot for the 2016 Olympics.The IOC was left tackling a fresh wave of graft allegations last week when investigators in Brazil swooped on the country’s Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman.Nuzman stands accused of plotting to bribe IOC members into awarding Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Games at a 2009 vote in Copenhagen. Break new ground BACKSTORY: LA mayor opens door slightly to 2028 Games if 2024 is no go“This was the right answer, it was about fraternity, it was about friendship, it was about finding a win-win,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told AFP.IOC chief Bach meanwhile said the Olympic movement had secured the result “we were looking for.”“I couldn’t be more happy than I am right now,” Bach said. “We have the two best possible games for the Olympics in 2024 and 2028, in two great Olympic countries.”The vote marked the final act of a campaign that had been stripped of the usual intrigue ever since Paris and Los Angeles agreed to carve up 2024 and 2028 following encouragement from the IOC.ADVERTISEMENT READ: LA loves the Olympics, even though they’re 11 years awayThird time luckyThe 2024 Games will mark the third time Paris has staged the Olympics, coming exactly 100 years after they last hosted the Games.“It’s a great feeling of happiness to be bringing the Games back to Paris after 100 years,” Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said.In Paris, giant Olympic rings were unveiled in front of the Eiffel Tower just after the announcement was made as a small crowd celebrated in driving rain.The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.It will also mark the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics following successful editions in 1932 and 1984.Paris and Los Angeles emerged from the initial bidding race for the 2024 Games after a number of cities withdrew citing waning public support and concerns over budget.Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston all fell by the wayside during the competition, reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag.IOC chief Bach first signaled publicly that the double-award of an Olympics could be on the agenda in December last year, lamenting that the bidding process produced “too many losers”. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The allegations swirling around Rio’s bid revived memories of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, which led to 20 IOC members being either kicked out of the Olympics’ ruling body or pleading guilty to accepting bribes for votes.French investigators meanwhile have already announced they are investigating the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires which awarded the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, following reports of secret payments into a Singapore-based bank account linked to the son of disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are seen on a giant screen during the presentation of LA 2028 before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members at the 131st IOC session in Lima on September 13, 2017.The IOC meeting in Lima confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. AFPLIMA—Paris and Los Angeles celebrated their coronation as host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, delivering a jolt of good news for the International Olympic Committee as it battles escalating corruption allegations.In a drama-free conclusion to a three-year bidding race, IOC members voted unanimously to rubber-stamp a deal hashed out in July for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Ricafort eager to bring energy, help motivate Maroons


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I guess it’s a good thing because every time I just step on the court I really just want to bring the energy and motivate everybody,” said Ricafort Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The UAAP eligibility board initially deemed Ricafort ineligible to play as he will reach 25-years-old, the league’s age limit, in January of 2018 but UP argued that the basketball tournament is long over by the time the forward reaches that age.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the event that the TRO expires and the UAAP’s decision stands, the victory against La Salle, and other wins Ricafort takes part , may be forfeited.But amid the legal hoopla, Ricafort just wants to focus on playing as hard as he could for the Maroons. “I just want to contribute as much as I could and be better especially that today was my first game,” said Ricafort who had two points and one assist in 10 minutes of play. “We beat La Salle, and they are the no. 1 team and that says a lot about our team.”And Ricafort wasn’t shy to tell who among teammates got lucky every time he got to the floor.“I guess I feel lucky when I stepped on the court, because every time I’m in there, Paul [Desiderio] starts shooting the lights out!” exclaimed Ricafort.Desiderio seemed to relish Ricafort’s blessing as he finished with a career-high 30 points, 18 of which were from long range.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Trista Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRob Ricafort couldn’t help but feel like the lucky charm after University of the Philippines plucked its third win in the UAAP Season 80 men’s, a 98-87 stunner of La Salle, on Saturday.The 24-year-old played his first game for the Maroons against the Green Archers after he got a temporary restraining order against the ineligibility ruling by the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more


With new coach beside him, Soriano confident ahead of ONE fight


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ During that stretch, Soriano chose to train under the guidance of Alliance MMA’s George Castro whom he feels could help him get back to the winning track.“Right now, I have a tremendous support system in my training, especially with the help of my coach George Castro. He knows how to bring out the best in me. With him in my corner, it is always exciting to prepare for a bout,” said Soriano, who olds a professional record of 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSoriano will be put to the test on Nov. 3 when he faces undefeated Chinese fighter Chen Lei (3-0) in ONE: Hero’s Dream in Myanmar.“I want to win so bad. I have dreams and aspirations as a competitor. In order to turn those into a reality, I have to win first. This is the first step,” said Soriano. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “My team is outstanding. I have the best coach in my corner. I also train with the most talented athletes in the region. With that said, I’m motivated and oozing with confidence coming into this bout because I have them behind me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Arellano soldiers on without go-to-guy Salado Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino MMA fighter Bernard “Burn” Soriano last foray into ONE Championship didn’t end the way he intended.Soriano suffered a first round technical knockout loss to Malaysian Saiful Merican back last Feb. 10 in Kuala Lumpur, and it’s been almost eight months and the Ilocos Sur native has yet to set foot inside the ONE cage.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more