SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showing UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonMangrobang, who is training in Portugal under coach Sergio Santos, is expected to fly back to her Rio Maiaor training camp.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 shutoutNikko Huelgas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHuelgas is training under his Australian coach Brett Sutton.Both of them, according to Triathlon Association of the Philippines, have already been identified by team experts to have the best physical and psychological attributes to qualify for the Olympics. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters 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’ boss WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Women’s triathlon gold medalist Kim Mangrobang. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — No rest for newly crowned triathlon royalties Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang.After ruling the Southeast Asian Games competitions, they are expected to resume their training in hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program READ: Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep They will be entered in World Cup in Doha and another big tournament in Hong Kong by year end to gather as many world ranking points as possible.Mangrobang is now ranked 157th in the world, the highest for a Filipino, but is expected to rise further.“Our next big stop is the Asian Games,” said Trap secretary general Tom Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games
Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ROLAND RENNAISSANCEThere’s change all around the grounds of the French Open. The main stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier, was rebuilt over the past year in preparation for installing a retractable roof ahead of the 2020 tournament, while a new, 5,000-seat show court surrounded by greenhouses will be inaugurated Sunday. Court Simonne Mathieu is named after the Frenchwoman who won Roland Garros in 1938 and 1939, then volunteered for the nation’s army during World War II. That arena’s debut match features 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza against 96th-ranked Taylor Townsend of the United States.ROGER THATRoger Federer returns to play at the French Open for the first time since 2015, scheduled to face Lorenzo Sonego at Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday. He missed the tournament in 2016 because of lingering back issues, then sat out the entire clay circuit each of the next two years to focus on preparing for the grass and hard courts. His 20 Grand Slam singles titles include one from France, exactly a decade ago. “In some ways, I’m happy to be here and I just want to get through that first round to get the campaign going. That’s my focus right now,” he said. “Not thinking too far ahead.”SERENA’S HEALTHADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer of Switzerland serves the ball to Borna Cedric of Croatia at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)PARIS — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row.“You know the French Open’s next, right?” she said, smiling and fiddling with her fingers. “We love that clay court!”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The sarcasm was obvious. Osaka was well aware of her 4-3 career record at Roland Garros, where play begins Sunday, and her 5-4 mark on clay last season. Still, she also quickly acknowledged being intrigued by the idea of adding to the run that began at the 2018 U.S. Open in pursuit of a non-calendar Grand Slam: “I’m not going to lie and say that thought hasn’t crossed my mind.”Osaka is seeded No. 1 at a major for the first time and her play on clay has been much better lately, with a semifinal and a pair of quarterfinals in the run-up to Paris. She also says the thumb and abdominal issues of recent weeks are now resolved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I mean, definitely for me, I feel like I should be an all-court player. Honestly, it’s been a bit of a ride trying to figure out how to play better on clay throughout these years, but I think this year I have been playing well,” said Osaka, who is to play Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the first round Tuesday. “So I’m really excited to see what happens here.”Other things to watch at the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tournament: PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Serena Williams has completed only three matches since her Australian Open ended four months ago, and she cited a bothersome left knee when pulling out of her past two tournaments. So just how healthy the 23-time major champion is will be a key storyline during Week 1. Williams is to face Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round Monday.DIRTY DOZENNo one has ever won a Grand Slam singles title 12 times. Rafael Nadal will try to be the first to go past 11 and, thanks to his Italian Open title this month, suddenly seems to be ready to defend his King of Clay crown in Paris. “It wouldn’t be fair to pick anybody else but him as the main favorite, because he has won this tournament so many times,” said No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, who lost to Nadal in the Rome final. “He has lost, what, two times in his career on Parisian clay?” Yep, Novak, that’s right. Nadal is 86-2 at the French Open.WHAT A RUNDjokovic is putting together quite a streak himself, with a chance to win four straight majors for the second time, something he called “extra motivation and incentive.” He’s also gaining on Federer’s 20 majors and Nadal’s 17; a title in France would bring Djokovic’s tally to 16. “This is the tournament that I was preparing for, so to say, for last couple of months. I wanted to peak in this tournament.”O CANADAWith three seeded players under age 20 — No. 20 Denis Shapovalov, No. 25 Felix Auger-Aliassime and No. 22 Bianca Andreescu — Canada is expected to be a major player on the tennis scene for years.AMONG THE MISSINGNick Kyrgios was the latest big name to withdraw from the field — and it comes after he was kicked out of the Italian Open for a temper tantrum, then bashed the French Open on social media. Other players who are missing, and with well-documented injuries, include Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Kevin Anderson and John Isner. 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Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Elite Eight Series finals will replayed on Fox Sports 1 next week. The finals, which first appeared on Fox Sports 1 in early April, will be replayed at the following times: Tuesday, 19 April 2.30pm â€“ 4.00pm (Fox Sports 1)Friday, 22 April3.00am â€“ 4.30am (Fox Sports 1)The Elite Eight Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s grand finals as well as the NTL Mixed Open and selected NTL grand finals were live streamed direct from C.ex International Stadium by Power Productions in March, you can watch how it all unfolded here. Be sure to lock it in to your TV viewing schedule and share this among your colleagues and friends!Related LinksElite Eight finals on TV!
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer on away form: Do I look concerned?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he isn’t worried by their poor away form ahead of the trip to West Ham. They have not won away from Old Trafford in eight games since the sensational 3-1 victory at Paris Saint-Germain in early March, losing five of them.”Why should we coaches be concerned?” he said. “We’re looking forward to things, looking for solutions. I’ve never been concerned about anything really. I don’t walk around and worry about things. I’m looking what we can do to improve. I’ve never been a worrier.”I think we should have won at Southampton, I think we should have won the Wolverhampton one. Both should be wins.”It’s still the same size pitch, green with white lines, some fans. You’ve got to block out the mental part and play as you would in the park.”Last year we were lucky to beat them (West Ham). It will be a good test again for us. We’ve had two clean sheets now, and that will give the defenders confidence. If we can keep a clean sheet, it will be easier for the strikers. You don’t have to score twos, threes and fours every time.”
Twitter/@TeamSpeedKillsMissouri and South Carolina are both looking for a big SEC East win today, and each has a new quarterback at the helm for today’s game. Mizzou jumped out to an early lead, but the Gamecocks tied things up in a pretty unconventional way. In an attempt to avoid a sack, freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez heaved one up to star receiver Phraoh Cooper. A Tiger defensive back nearly makes a big pick, but instead bats the ball directly to Shon Carson, who takes it in for a game-tying touchdown.pic.twitter.com/PlLxtfnh6b— Brandon Larrabee (@TeamSpeedKills) October 3, 2015That’s pretty unlucky for Mizzou. The Tigers answered quickly, however, and took a 17-10 lead just moments later on a Drew Lock touchdown pass to Nate Brown.
zoomImage Courtesy: Brittany Ferries France-based shipping company Brittany Ferries has confirmed the charter of two new cruise-ferries to serve its long-haul UK to Spain routes.To be chartered from Swedish shipping company Stena RoRo, the ships will be built at the Avic International Weihai shipyard in China, with the first arriving in 2021.The latest investment comes after work began this spring on a brand new LNG cruise ferry called Honfleur to serve the Portsmouth – Caen crossing. Like Honfleur, which arrives in 2019, both ships announced today will be registered under the French flag and will be crewed by French seafarers.“Together the three ships will spearhead a wide-ranging, five-year fleet-renewal and modernisation programme worth around GBP 400m,” Brittany Ferries said in a statement.Portsmouth is Brittany Ferries’ UK hub and will serve as the base for both ships. Upon arrival they ships cater for an ever-increasing demand for long-haul ferry travel to Spain. In 2017 the company, operated 844 sailings on routes from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to Santander (Cantabria) and Bilbao (Basque Country), carrying 331,000 passengers and 150,000 cars. That was around 80 percent more than ten years earlier, as informed by Brittany Ferries.“Spain is by far the most popular foreign destination for UK holidaymakers, and we have seen significant growth in demand. Post-Brexit, we expect this to continue and today’s announcement is a clear statement of intent. As well as passenger traffic, we believe that an increase in freight capacity will open the door to more hauliers seeking direct access between Britain and the Iberian peninsula,” Jean-Marc Roué, Brittany Ferries’ president, commented.With a length of 215 meters and a width of 27.8 meters, the new 42,200-ton vessels will be the longest in Brittany Ferries’ fleet. The new ships, belonging to Stena RoRo’s new generation of ‘E-Flexer’ vessels, will be gas-ready. They will have around 300 cabins that will cater for approximately 1,000 passengers, according to the company.The announcement follows the launch of the first ever direct ferry service linking Ireland with Spain in April. Brittany Ferries’ Connemara made its first call into Santander from Cork on May 9, 2018.
APTN National NewsStill on the prairies a video showing a bullying incident between two aboriginal girls in an Edmonton school went up on the internet.But instead of feeling humiliated and embarrassed the victim and her mother are now trying to turn the incident into something positive.APTN’s Keith Laboucan has this story.
More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight This past week brought a series of impressive feats from baseball phenoms. Pete Alonso set a record for home runs hit by a National League rookie. Rookie Aristides Aquino hit his 11th home run in just 17 career games, becoming the first player since at least 1900 to do so. And Yankee infielder Gleyber Torres set a record for the most homers since 1969 against a single team when he hit his 13th home run of the season against the Baltimore Orioles. On the show, we break down this era of unprecedented dominance by the young players of MLB.Looking ahead to the start of the 2019 college football season — which kicks off this weekend — we’ll preview which teams to watch for and make our own championship predictions.To round out this all-youth episode, we dive into the Little League World Series and the players whose names suggest that they are destined for greatness.What we’re looking at this week:Neil’s piece on youths in baseball.Forbes breaks down the college football rankings.The joys of Little League World Series fandom from The Ringer.