2019 Dynamic Football: Don Bosco, Canlaon, UNO-R, Pontevedra harvest titles

first_imgCanlaon Hijas, on the other hand, bagged the title in the born 2004 girls category by beating Pontevedra in the finals. Silay squad took the second runner-up finish.Canlaon Hijas dominated the individual awards with Chenny Dañoso hailed as MVP and best striker, while Jennyfer Milla was best goal keeper and Kryshna Kae Sia was best defender.Hanna Montalban of Pontevedra was best midifielder.UNO-R, meanwhile, ruled the born 2010 mixed category with Pontevedra and Don Bosco settling for first and second runner-up finishes, respectively.Martin Villanueva of UNO-R was named as the MVP while teammates Johan Estomata (best goal keeper), Rhybel Pateño (best midfielder) and Chris Eduard Tolimao (best defender) also took home individual awards.John Rendon of Pontevedra was the best striker.Pontevedra-A was named as the champions in the born 2012 mixed category, while University of St. La Salle and Negros Elite FA taking the silver and bronze medal finishes.John Enario was named as the MVP and best striker, while teammate Van Benia was best defender. Joaquin Ortega of USLS claimed the best midfielder title./PN Don Bosco Technical Institute claimed the championship in the “born 2008” boys category of the Dynamic Football League 2019 1st Conference at the Sta. Maria Football Field in Negros Occidental. PHOTO COURTESY OF DYNAMIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE MANILA – Don Bosco Technical Institute, Canlaon Hijas, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, and Pontevedra bagged a championship each in the Dynamic Football League 2019 1st Conference at the Sta. Maria Football Field in Negros Occidental.Don Bosco claimed the championship in the born 2008 boys category after beating UNO-R in the finals. Pontevedra claimed the second runner-up finish.France Pagador of Don Bosco was hailed as MVP while teammates Joshua Padiila and Andrie Salud were best defender and best goalkeeper, respectively.John Canoy of UNO-R was best midfielder while Wes Benedict Escanlar of Pontevedra was best striker after tallying 21 goals in the competition.last_img read more

Does the UFC Have A Double Standard When It Comes To Penalizing Champions?

first_img Vince McKee Related TopicsConor McGregorDaniel CormierUFCUFC 206 As the UFC continues to improve each year and tackle down barriers such as boundaries in both geography and sexual worlds. They still can’t hide from the ongoing problems of drugs and injuries that force so many fights to be canceled, especially main events.This article is brought to you by https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Vince+McKeeAs stated in my earlier blog 13 main events in the last year alone, have been scrapped due to injuries.  These are just the main events getting canceled or switched because of injuries, there have been countless undercard and main card fights also scrapped because of the injury bug.There were also two main events canceled because of Doping Violations.  One of which was the gigantic and long awaited rematch between Jon Bones Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.The UFC must find a way to stop all of this from occurring, or at least limit it.  The problem is they can’t control training camps where 99% of the injuries occur.  With that being the case, maybe a penalty system can be put into place for fighters who get hurt the week of, or even two weeks before the fight?Sounds barbaric, doesn’t it?  But why not, some of these guys are only asked to fight twice a year in certain cases.  However, there needs to be checks and balances for all of this and they need to stop with the useless “interim” belts that no one cares about or takes seriously.Case in point, let’s stay with Cormier for a second.  Now, it wasn’t his fault at UFC 200 because it was Jones who got popped for PED’s.  But, when you take a step back and look at it all, Cormier only fought once all year, and it wasn’t even a title defense of his belt, yet, the UFC does nothing to penalize him?  He pulled out of two fights because of injury.  While I admire his willingness to fight Silva at 200, he had nothing to lose by doing it.  I admire the sole fact however that he lived up to his word and appeared on the card the fans paid so much money to see, because of that, Cormier remains tops in my book despite the pullouts, he did something to make it up.  He was supposed to fight in April and pulled out of a title defense against Jones.  Then again tonight at UFC 206 and pulled out of a fight with Anthony Rumble Johnson because of injury.  Yet, the UFC has done nothing to penalize him.Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has fought for the promotion three times in 2016, and once in the final month of 2015, so basically 4 times in a year, and he gets his Featherweight title stripped.  The man fought in three different weight classes too, winning belts in two of them.  Yet, the UFC punishes him?The UFC needs to get some set rules in place on things of this nature and quickly.  There is no reason a champion can’t defend his title 4 times a year.  Roughly, once every 3 months.  They have nearly 50 shows a year, it shouldn’t be an issue.Not only that, but a champion should be stripped of his title for turning for down a fight if healthy when his opponent cancels at the last second.  This happened in March when Werdumn refused to fight Stipe Miocic after Cain pulled out.Same goes to a challenger, he should get penalized.  My example, is tonight when Johnson turned down a replacement fight in Gegard Mousasi.  The fans paid to see Johnson, despite the Cormier injury, he should have fought Mousasi as again, the fans paid to see him.Let me make this clear, I’M NOT SAYING FIGHTERS SHOULD EVER FIGHT HURT, I’m just saying, they need to fight more frequently if they are carrying titles.Agree or Disagree?  Let me know at VinceTheAuthor on twitter, or in the comment section of this very article.  last_img read more

Naito set for title defense in China

first_imgDaisuke Naito will defend his WBC flyweight title for the fifth time against China’s rising star Xiong Zhao Zhong in Shanghai in May, the head of his gym said Wednesday.Miyata Gym, which will promote the May 26 bout, was approached about staging the fight in China by the WBC, which is looking to make inroads in the world’s most populous nation. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img “It will be tough to turn a profit but and we are seeking Japanese sponsors,” Hiroyuki Miyata said. “Naito fighting in China will be for the future of boxing.”Naito had been required to fight a higher-ranked challenger in his next title defense, but Miyata said the WBC has given the fight against 14th-ranked Xiong the go-ahead.Naito stopped compatriot Shingo Yamaguchi in the 11th round in his last title defense in Tokyo in December, improving his record to 34 wins — 22 of them by knockout — two defeats and three draws. last_img read more

DOT Conducting Emergency Rock Fall Mitigation On The Seward Highway

first_imgCrews will be working from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.  Drivers should expect one-way traffic with flagging operations. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation is conducting emergency rock fall mitigation on the Seward Highway from MP 108 to 110.  Work is expected to begin Saturday, March 7 through Monday, March 30. Be sure to call 511 or check http://511.alaska.gov for updates.center_img Shannon McCarthy, of the Alaska Department of Transportation: “We’re starting the emergency road project this Saturday. We’re addressing two sites: one at MP 110 and one at MP 108. These are areas that our team has determined were disturbed during the earthquake and need to be bolted down. So, they’re going to be out there doing some rock bolting. We are going to have some lane closures between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.  We will try to keep those very short and keep traffic moving, but we just ask for the public’s patience.”last_img read more

Johnson Set To Ring The Changes

first_imgThe City head coach is likely to be without Hordur Magnusson (toe) and Joe Bryan (dead glute), while Jamie Paterson is cup-tied.Adam Matthews is available again after his hamstring problem, while Taylor Moore and Gustav Engvall look likely to make their debuts.Johnson told Bristol City Player HD: “I think Taylor deserves his chance and we’ll look at Gustav’s fitness as well. We had him on the bench the other day and we could have probably got 20-30 minutes from him, but he’s had more training under his belt now.”Hordur Magnusson has lost one of his toe nails, so we won’t risk him, and Joe Bryan is recovering from his dead glute muscle which he suffered on Saturday against Derby. Jamie Paterson is cup-tied, so he’s unavailable too.”I think both teams will make changes tomorrow, but there will still be two strong teams out there for the game.”I’ve got to be careful because I don’t want to put eleven players out there who have never played together before; I want to win the game and progress into the fourth round.”last_img read more

Q&A: Tony Barbee on his UK promotion

first_imgThen-Auburn head coach Tony Barbee watches play against South Carolina last season during the SEC tournament in Atlanta.Then-Auburn head coach Tony Barbee watches play against South Carolina last season during the SEC tournament in Atlanta.Tony Barbee, recently promoted from special assistant to the head coach (a non-coaching position) to a regular assistant-coaching spot at Kentucky to replace Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, met with the media Thursday. The former UTEP and Auburn head coach, who previously played and coached under John Calipari, talked about the new gig, his future aspirations and the Wildcats’ roster next season. All here:On being back in a hands-on assistant role after a year in a more administrative job: “It’s exciting for me to be back in the mix, working with the guys. It’s why we do what we do, obviously, to help the kids grow — off the floor as well, but basketball’s the passion. It’s what I do. It’s what we do as coaches. And to be able to get back on the floor and work with the guys individually and help the team in that way is exciting for me after a year off.”On how much he looked at head coaching opportunities and if there was any reluctance to jump back into being an assistant: “No. No, not at all. I looked at some of the opportunities that were out there. I see myself as a head coach and want to get back in that role. But now that I’m an assistant coach, I’m gonna do that to the best of my ability and help Coach in any role he needs me to fill.”On how much he was able to make note of the personnel UK has returning: “I mean, a lot. I saw them every day. It was hard sitting there every day and not being able to help the guys in that role, but obviously got a great feel for all of the returners and what they bring to the floor as players.”On why he took the role he took last year at UK: “Because of my relationship with Coach Cal. I’ve known him since I was 15 years old, and that’s been well-documented, the impact he’s had on my life, not just as a coach but personally as well. And so there were some TV opportunities that I had out there, but I wanted to stay connected in the game from a coaching role. And even though the coaching role wasn’t available, when Coach Cal asked me to come and help him in the special assistant role, I didn’t hesitate. That’s why, just the relationship and how strong it is and how far back it goes.”On how Calipari has changed in that 25-plus years: “He really hasn’t. He really hasn’t. He’s as intense today as he was when I played for him when he was 30 years old. So I’m probably dating him. But no, the intensity’s still there, the passion’s still there, the love and the competitive spirit for winning; the passion he has for teaching and helping these young men grow on and off the floor; the love that he has for them. I haven’t seen any change. Just a couple more gray hairs.”On if he knew immediately when Slice Rohrssen left that he wanted this job: “Yep. Yeah. I didn’t know if Coach was gonna give me the opportunity, but if he did, I was ready to step back into that role.”On how long it took Calipari to get over the Final Four loss: “I doubt he’ll ever get over it. I don’t know if any of us will. It was such a special, historic season, and that one loss doesn’t change that. But when you have your eyes on that one prize, and you come up that short and it’s that close, it hurts. But I’m sure, for him, it hurts more that he wasn’t able to help those young men achieve it.”On how well he knows Orlando Antigua: “Very well.”On filling Antigua’s ace-recruiter role: “I never worked with Orlando, so I don’t know his resume in that way from a day-to-day experience. All I know is what I can bring to the table. And that’s my ability to recruit, my ability to coach, my ability to help these players grow on and off the floor. And help this team achieve the ultimate goal. I think that’s why Cal hires any of his assistant coaches. To help him in that way.”On if, after several years as a head coach and last year’s role, he hesitated to return to the recruiting grind: “Not at all. I think, if you speak to any head coach, that never changes. When you go from assistant to a head coach, or from a head coach back to assistant, you better grind every day. So whether you’re an assistant or a head coach, it doesn’t matter. You’ve still got to get the work done.”On recruiting for UK now vs. other schools he’s worked: “Kentucky is the ultimate. So, obviously, when you have the UK on your chest, it’s an advantage. We’ll do everything to continue the recruiting success that Coach Cal has had here.”On the personnel coming back for the Cats: “We’re excited about it. I know I’m excited about it. I know Coach is excited about it. When you look at the returners and what they bring to the table. You know, get Alex back healthy. I think the leadership that Tyler can provide, coming back into that point guard role. You look at what Marcus Lee brings to the table. And obviously Derek and Dom, and them now having the experience to step in in whatever role Coach sees for them. And I think we’re all excited about the newcomers as well. So, we’re excited about the team we got coming back.”On where Poythress is at in his rehab process: “Yeah. We haven’t seen him now for a couple weeks, since he went home for the summer, until he comes back for summer school. But he looked good. He was walking good. The gait looked good. So I know he’s still in the middle of his rehab, and the best thing about it is he’s got time and he’s doing his due diligence as he works through the rehab to get back healthy.”On the role they envision for Mychal Mulder: “It’s hard for me to say because I’ve never seen Mychal play. Just know the reputation. Looking at his stats, big-time shooter, a guy that shoots well over 40 percent from the 3-point line, can really score it from that wing position, guard/wing position. So we expect him to step in and do what he did at Vincennes and do that for us.”On if there were any surprises during his first year at Kentucky: “No. No surprises whatsoever. I mean, I played here as a player, I obviously coached here numerous years. Then being on the inside – you see the passion of the fans from the outside, and so being on the inside it was no different. It’s just good to be on this side of it for once.”On if he signed a one-year contract because he wants to be open to head coaching jobs: “No. That was the contract that was put on the table. I signed it with the terms that they put down. Just, I want to fill my role, to support coach and help him continue to chase championships here at Kentucky.”On if he learned anything about himself or about coaching in his year as the special assistant: “I think you always learn. You’re always trying to grow in this profession, whether it was the year away from actually being on the floor or being a head coach for eight years or being an assistant for the 12 or 13 years I was, your job, if you’re not trying to grow and learn then you’re going to become stagnant. So, I’ve always been a student of the game, fancied myself as that. So, took the opportunity to really study tape, study other teams, obviously study opponents we played and then watch Cal and some of the things that he’s really changed where I wasn’t around him on a day-to-day basis for eight years when I was a head coach and to really see how he changed. Again, so you see how coaches change and grow, I think that’s one of his strong points: that he adapts every year to his personnel. Seeing how he did it with this team was unique.”On if he will take on more scouting responsibilities than other assistants outside of John Robic have been: “Robes does all the scouting for the opponents, but each assistant (for) every opponent we play does a mini version of the scout for Coach Cal. Not the detail that Robes goes into. The one thing that I think coach has always done that’s helped prepare his assistants to become head coaches is you’re not pigeon-holed into one role. Everybody is expected to have a hand in everything. So when it’s your turn to become a head coach you’re prepared in that way. I think that’s one of the things that he’s done that’s really helped all of his assistants be ready for the role as head coach when they step into it.”On what Calipari’s top ‘I need this from your next season’ thing when he approached him about the job: “As an assistant, your No. 1 job is to make sure he’s successful, in whatever that is. Now, like I said, everybody, every assistant coach’s role is pretty much the same. I mean, everybody is expected to be hands-on in every part of the program. So that’s, in terms of how I look at it, my job is to make sure he’s successful. Obviously, as an assistant coach, getting players is important. It’s the lifeline of any program. But whatever Coach needs me to do to help him be successful and keep the program going in this positive direction is what I’m going to try to bring.”On what impressed him most about Tyler Ulis last season: “His composure. His composure. It was uncanny for a freshman point guard at this level to play with the composure that he plays with. It’s not natural. And that’s one of his unique talents. He doesn’t get rattled by anything. He’s fearless. And I think we all saw that last year. College basketball is about guard play, for the most part. If you’ve got good bigs and good guards, then you’re going to be one of the best teams in the country. So when you start with a point guard like Tyler, then you’re starting at a pretty good place.”On if he can sense that Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis see their opportunity and are working for it: “Yeah, I think so. I think they see an opportunity. And the way they work, I think they’ll be ready for that opportunity as well.”On if there’s still room to add to the 2015 recruiting class: “Well, there is because of the scholarships we have available. We’re very comfortable with the team that we have returning and the newcomers coming in. And obviously if there’s ability to add a piece or two out there that we think can help us, we’ll do that. But with what we have now, we’re excited going forward.” On what Willis has to do to be ready for his opportunity: “Continue to work like he worked last year. And I’ve only been around him for the one year, but he’s a competitor. He brings it every day. He just got caught up in a numbers game, playing behind some very talented, future NBA draft picks. So now, obviously, the depth of talent isn’t there like we had last year. So Derek will have an opportunity to compete for minutes. And what he brings to the floor with his size, athleticism, versatility, his ability to stretch the floor with his shooting, he’s going to have an opportunity to be in the mix.” * For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at ktucker@courier-journal.com.last_img read more

United States survive Spain scare to advance

first_imgSoccer The United States had breezed through group play of the Women’s World Cup, accumulating a record haul of goals and conceding none. But the knockout stage is another beast, and in a gruelling match that tested their defence and resolve, the Americans on Monday escaped with a 2-1 victory over Spain to set up a premature dream showdown with France in Friday’s quarterfinal in Paris. Megan Rapinoe scored twice on penalty kicks, the second coming in the 75th minute after video replay confirmed a foul, as the reigning champions won their 10th straight and remained unbeaten in 12. This was a far cry from the rout of Thailand, the dominant victory over Chile and the thorough triumph against Sweden. Spain, making its second trip to the World Cup and first to the round of 16, was on even terms for portions of the match as the Americans labored to find their typical rhythm and form. Rapinoe provided the lead in the seventh minute, but a defensive gaffe two minutes later resulted in the equalising goal – the first conceded by the Americans since April. But with tension growing, the Americans went ahead on another penalty kick. With Rose Lavelle pursuing the ball in the box, Spain’s Virginia Torrecilla raised her right foot and caught Lavelle on the side of her lower right leg. Referee Katalin Kulcsar took the advice of the video assistant referee and watched replays before certifying the foul. As she did on her early goal, Rapinoe targeted the left side and beat goalkeeper Sandra Panos. Spain’s pleas for a penalty deep in the seven minutes of stoppage time were ignored by Kulcsar. United States coach Jill Ellis unveiled one surprise in her starting lineup, choosing Samantha Mewis over Lindsey Horan in midfield. Horan was among three players to start each of the group matches, but with Julie Ertz returning from minor injury and Mewis and Lavelle in excellent form, Horan made way. Besides Ertz, Alex Morgan was back in the lineup after missing the second half of the group finale with a minor knee ailment. For Spain, this was unquestionably the biggest game in their history – a moment to measure themselves against the all-time best and gauge their development amid a second World Cup appearance. From the start, the Spaniards made clear they would not become another pushover. They had been emboldened by a 1-0 defeat to the Americans early in the year and were not the slightest bit intimidated. Their technical skill and confidence in possession pressed the Americans more than they have been accustomed. Also, the United States’ defence seemed a little uncomfortable – a harbinger of an awful thing to come. First, though, the Americans went ahead in the seventh minute after Maria Leon took down Tobin Heath infiltrating the right side of the penalty area. Rapinoe converted the penalty kick for her second goal of the tournament. – BBClast_img read more

QPR beaten by late goal at Doncaster

first_imgSee also:Bond admits Rangers’ defending was poorDoncaster v QPR player ratings Doncaster Rovers 2-1 QPR: Action from Rangers’ surprise defeat Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Doncaster 2 QPR 1Paul Quinn’s last-minute goal condemned QPR to defeat at the Keepmoat Stadium after Charlie Austin had put them in front.Austin’s goal – his ninth of the season – came courtesy of a mistake by Rovers’ former Chelsea goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.AdChoices广告Rangers broke and Jermaine Jenas lost control of the ball but it rolled to Austin – and Turnbull allowed the striker’s shot to squirm through his hands and into the net.The visitors had looked comfortable up to that point, with Matt Phillips, Niko Kranjcar and Gary O’Neil missing decent chances to put them ahead.Phillips went close to doubling the lead early in the second half before Rovers equalised with a fine strike from Theo Robinson, who curled his shot beyond keeper Rob Green and into the far corner.R’s boss Harry Redknapp switched to two up front, sending Andy Johnson on in place of O’Neil.His team continued to press and went close to regaining the lead when Clint Hill fired inches over.But it was Doncaster who dug out a winner, Quinn heading home Mark Duffy’s late corner to give them a shock victory.QPR: Green; Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto; Phillips, Jenas, Barton, O’Neil (Johnson 63), Kranjcar (Hoilett 77); Austin.Subs not used: Murphy, Traore, Carroll, Henry, Onyewu.center_img 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last_img read more

Harry thought Hazard would join Spurs

first_imgHarry Redknapp has admitted he believed Eden Hazard would sign for Tottenham prior to the Belgian’s big-money move to Chelsea.Redknapp tried to capture him from Lille while Spurs manager after the player was recommended by former Chelsea star Joe Cole, who played alongside Hazard at the French club.And the QPR boss, whose team face the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, thought at one stage Hazard was heading to White Hart Lane.AdChoices广告 See also:Blues ‘destined to win title’ – RedknappQPR trio remain sidelined for Chelsea gameTaarabt back in the fold after ‘great chat’Ex-Spurs man Ramsey’s QPR role confirmedChelsea’s Salah ‘has the ability to develop’Remy will give Jose the ‘perfect problem’Costa passed fit to play against QPRChelsea boss hails ‘fantastic’ DrogbaChelsea v QPR: five key battles Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Chelsea v QPR: five key battles“Yes, he was dead keen to come. We just couldn’t get it over the line, said Redknapp.“Joe Cole said to me he thought he was the best player he’d ever played with. He’s a fantastic talent and a great player.“I spent four hours in a hotel talking to him about coming to Tottenham. He went to Chelsea not long after.”Diego Costa has been passed fit to return to the Chelsea side for this weekend’s game, while Rangers are still without Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Nedum Onuoha.last_img read more

Conte warns of ‘real danger’ against Arsenal

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Final Photos Taken Just Seconds Before Tragedy Struck x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x 20 Heartbreaking Photos North Korea Didn’t Want Released x 39 Eye-opening Photos Smuggled out of North Korea x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:History-making win for Chelsea in Terry’s Bridge farewellTearful Terry thanks ‘best supporters in the world’Chelsea v Sunderland player ratingsChelsea confirm Cuadrado’s Juventus moveChinese club deny discussing Costa dealConte wants ‘dream’ send-off for Terry Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea cannot afford to be complacent in the FA Cup final – and has claimed that Arsenal are favourites.The newly-crowned champions ended their season with a 5-1 win against Sunderland, while Arsenal missed out on the top four.But Blues boss Conte is keen for his players to quickly turn their focus to this weekend’s game at Wembley, where a victory would secure the Double.AdChoices广告He said: “This is the danger; honestly, the real danger is to think that the season is finished and if you win or lose it doesn’t change the season. We must think like a winner, not a loser.“It is important to celebrate, but then I will push hard to explain that this season is a great season because we won the league but it can become a fantastic season if we are able to win the FA Cup.Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img See also:History-making win for Chelsea in Terry’s Bridge farewellTearful Terry thanks ‘best supporters in the world’Chelsea v Sunderland player ratingsChelsea confirm Cuadrado’s Juventus moveChinese club deny discussing Costa dealConte wants ‘dream’ send-off for Terry “It is important for us to find the right motivation – the fire in our soul to be ready and feel this game in the right way. For the club it is a great opportunity to win and do the Double.”And Conte believes Arsenal’s failure to secure a Champions League spot will give them extra motivation.“If you ask me who is the favourite, now it is Arsenal,” Conte said.“Now this is the only possibility for Arsenal to find a good season, and for this reason why must pay great attention. We must prepare in the right way.”last_img read more