Davao pullout leaves PFL with 5 teams

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Cheng said Davao, which has invested on acquiring top players from the national team the past two years, including Phil and James Younghusband, cannot continue with so much uncertainty in the PFL’s third season.Instead, the club will now focus on grassroots development in Mindanao, Cheng said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“With a heavy heart, Davao Aguilas Bellmare FC has decided not to field a pro team,” Cheng said. “We will continue helping Philippine football in the grassroots by continuing our development of the facilities and youth programs in Davao City.”The decision came just a couple of months after the only professional club from Mindanao announced its partnership with Japanese top-flight Shonan Bellmare as well as its construction of a stadium and training facility in Davao City. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Pacquiao-Broner getting to be a ‘must-see’ event LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Philippine Football Federation is actually set to turn over the management of the PFL to Bernie Sumayao, a Thailand-based businessman with a strong background in television and football, particularly in television rights acquisition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Citing the uncertainty of how the Philippines Football League will be run next season, the Davao Aguilas Bellmare Football Club has decided to withdraw its participation for the 2019 season, leaving the PFL with just five clubs.Club owner Jefferson Cheng on Friday confirmed their decision to the Inquirer.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View commentslast_img read more

Video: Clemson Defensive Tackle Christian Wilkins Shows Off His Impressive Athleticism

first_imgClemson Memorial Stadium during a Tigers game against Syracuse.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle by trade, but the 300-pound Clemson Tiger is a spectacular all-around athlete. During spring practice, Wilkins has tried his hand at a number of skills that aren’t usually part of being an interior lineman, like making one-handed catches and kicking field goals.Of course, Wilkins is also pretty good at playing his position. As a true freshman, he racked up 33 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks for the Tigers this season. More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img read more

Baseball Ohio State ends losing streak with 108 comeback win against Ohio

Ohio State freshman infielder Marcus Ernst (28) makes contact with the pitch during the March 24 contest against Hawaii at Nick Swisher Field. The Buckeyes lost 15-3. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternDespite trailing 7-3 heading into the eighth inning, Ohio State was able to rally  to end its five-game skid.In the ninth inning, the Buckeyes (17-16, 2-4 Big Ten)  scored three runs to complete the comeback Tuesday, edging out Ohio (8-22, 3-6 MAC) 10-8.Sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler was able to deliver a two-run double to left-center field to give the Buckeyes a 10-8 lead in the ninth inning. With a four-run deficit through seven innings, freshman outfielder Nolan Clegg scored on a passed ball, cutting the Bobcats’ lead to 7-4. Redshirt sophomore catcher Brent Todys then tied the game on one swing, launching a three-run home run to tie the game at 7.The Buckeyes tallied three more runs in the ninth inning on an RBI single from junior first baseman Conner Pohl and Dingler’s two-RBI double to win their first game since March 30. Todys finished with three hits and four RBI. Clegg also hit his second home run of the season, finishing the game with three RBI.  For the Bobcats, redshirt freshman designated hitter Cole Revels tallied five RBI in the game. On the mound, Ohio State freshman pitcher Will Pfenning struggled, allowing five earned runs on five hits and two walks in three innings of work. After allowing three runs in the next 4.2 innings of work, junior left-handed pitcher Andrew Magno was able to keep the Bobcats off the scoreboard for the remaining 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and striking out two. Ohio State will take on Dayton at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

Jurgen Klopp Animosity directed at Mesut Ozil has been disproportionate

first_imgLiverpool manager says that the animosity meted against Mesut Ozil has been blown out of proportion with unbalanced reportage.There have been controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s photograph with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which attracted a lot of criticism that affected Germany’s World Cup preparation and performance.Klopp told Sport1 via FourFourTwo he believes the criticisms surrounding the Mesut Ozil’s subject is hypocritical.“This is a classic example of absolute misinformation and, of course, complete nonsense,” he said.“In politics, little things have always been blown up and big things pushed away in order to continue. Normally, intelligent people tend to hold back because it is not easy to say the right thing. I would count myself [among those people] too. All those who have no idea are very loud in these conversations.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I know Ilkay Gundogan very well, I know Emre Can and Nuri Sahin very well. I do not know Mesut so well, but I would like to take him home. I do not doubt these guys, at least about their loyalty to our homeland. The difference is that they just have one more thing [in their heritage]. Where is the problem? That’s beautiful.“Cultural diversity, we all thought it was really cool around the 2006 World Cup. I saw these fantastic commercials where the parents of Gerald Asamoah and Mario Gomez had a barbecue party together.“We all sighed for how great that works. And now two guys are seduced by politically quite intelligent people to have a photo, and then have relatively few opportunities to say what they want 100 per cent right.“That’s why I find this discussion hypocritical. Bad things happened because people were not informed properly. Even the media should not create a buzz around something like this every day. Just cool off and see the people behind it.”last_img read more

Mark Hughes impressed by Danny Ings

first_imgMark Hughes has hailed Danny Ings after the striker scored in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.Ings signed for Southampton from Liverpool on Deadline Day on a season-long loan, and he scored his second goal for the club at Selhurst Park and Hughes is pleased with his mentality.“He’s a good player. He’s got a lot of technical ability along with an eye for a goal which he’s always had in his career so it’s only early days.” Hughes told Sky Sports.“He didn’t train a great deal last week and he’s got a bit of an issue with a huge blister on the bottom of his foot that had to be numbed to allow him to play so he’s lacking a bit of match fitness.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“But goals are the lifeblood of strikers and he’s in a good place at the moment.”Mark Hughes then spoke of Southampton vital away win at Crystal Palace.He added: “They’ve got a lot of good players they can call upon but it was more about us being able to control the game for long periods.“Everybody is in a better frame of mind when you can win before an international break and we’ve been able to do it. That will help our confidence when everybody comes back in 10 days or so.”last_img read more

Well understand the managers style – Pickford

first_imgEverton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford believes he and his teammates will eventually master the style of new manager Marco Silva.The England international insists Everton’s players will continue working tirelessly on the training pitch to master Marco Silva’s demand for “easy on the eye” football.The Merseyside club are yet to lose a game so far in the current Premier League campaign with two wins and two draws to their name so far this season.However, Pickford, who made his 50th appearance for Everton in all competitions against Town, admits there is still work to be done to ensure Everton possess the tools to open up teams who come prepared to frustrate and limit the space for the Blues’ forwards to operate.“It doesn’t happen overnight but that is why we train hard every day at USM Finch Farm,” he told the club’s official website.“If we continue to do that, hopefully it makes it easier on a Saturday afternoon.”Everton still keen on signing Juve’s Moise Kean Obinna Echi – July 28, 2019 Everton are still pushing for the signature of Juventus striker Moise Kean despite the Italian champions insisting they’d only sanction the deal with a…“It will take a bit of time. The manager has come in and wants us to play good football that is easy on the eye. We have got the ability and the capability to do that. We have got to trust ourselves and if we do that, it will make it easier.“We are frustrated to concede from a set play – hopefully we can sort that out. We have been working hard on them and the gaffer is massive on set plays.“We have scored a couple of goals from them but we’ll be working hard [defending set plays]. If we can carry on scoring them at one end and start keeping them out at the other, that is how you can win games.”The Toffees go in to the first international break of the campaign unbeaten in their first five games, having scored 10 goals in the process. But Pickford knows Everton must ensure they continue to develop when the squad reconvenes after the international fixtures.“We are still unbeaten which is good. But we wanted a win on Saturday and in every game we play. We didn’t get beaten and that is a little positive from the game but we should have taken three points.“In terms of our home record, we need to be getting three points out of games like that.last_img read more

Inzaghi fancies Lazios Champions League chances

first_imgSimone Inzaghi is confident that Lazio can still sustain the chase for a Champions League spot ahead of their showdown with SPAL.Lazio suffered a massive 3-0 home defeat to rivals Inter Milan and would be hoping to get things right against SPAL“We lost a game that was very important for us. We lost it by a wide margin and that should not have happened,” said Inzaghi in his Press conference via Football Italia.“Up until the first goal, it was a very balanced encounter and we had done well. Inter ultimately deserved the win, but we weren’t world-beaters before that game and we’re not worthy of the scrap heap now.“We have to look at what these lads have achieved over the last couple of years, finishing fifth and fourth in Serie A, with an Italian Super Cup on the shelf and a Coppa Italia Final.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“Some people might say that after fifth and fourth, we can give up on the Champions League, but I don’t. I still firmly believe in our chances and so do the players. It’s what we are all working towards.“Too often in Rome, opinion lurches from one side to the other with no sense of equilibrium. We are fourth in Serie A, second in the Europa League in a very tough group and the lads are doing a great job.“We analysed what happened, all took our share of the responsibility and now focus on SPAL, a very well-organised side and dangerous opponents. We can’t afford to get this one wrong.“SPAL’s statistics show how strong they are, including a victory here against Roma last month, so we mustn’t make the same mistake.”last_img read more