Palace lauds Gazini Ganados for giving ‘pride, glory’ to PH

first_imgMiss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados ended her journey in the Miss Universe pageant on Monday, December 9 in the Top 20. The finals was held in Atlanta, Georgia. MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION “The Palacelauds Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados for representing our country well in theMiss Universe pageant in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,” Panelo said. “Ms. Ganados hasgiven pride and glory to the Filipino nation by showcasing the unique beautyand talent of the Filipina.” PresidentialSpokesperson Salvador Panelo lauded Ganados “for representing the country wellin the Miss Universe pageant. MANILA –Malacañang commended the efforts of Miss Universe Philippines GaziniGanados for representing the country in the annual beauty pageant. The 23-year-oldbeauty queen from Talisay, Cebu placed in the Top 20, failing to secure aback-to-back win with 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray.  “Her experiencein joining the prestigious beauty pageant should add further to her developmentas a beauty queen,” he said. “We wish her all the best in her futureendeavors.” South Africa’sZozibini Tunzi won the 2019 Miss Universe making her the second South Africanto win the tiara in the last three years./PNlast_img read more

Joe Cole keen to help young players

first_img Cole joined Coventry on loan from Aston Villa in a surprise move this month and is likely to start at Swindon on Saturday after making his debut in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Rochdale. Despite dropping down to Sky Bet League One he is not ready to finish playing but Cole is plotting his next step. He said: “Craig Bellamy is keen on going into it and he is working with under-21s. He is working with young lads and finding his feet. I think that is a better way of learning your trade. “I have a lot I want to give back. To be honest my ideal first job would be to work with the young England teams because England is a passion of mine and I was lucky enough to have a fantastic career. “Working with the elite of your country would be a good way to give something back and learn as well. That would be a great job.” Cole made 56 appearances for the Three Lions and played in three World Cups but dropped down to the Sky Blues in search of regular football after an injury-hit 16 months at Villa. “You can’t stay at the top forever. No one can stay at the top of Everest and live there. You are there, you enjoy your time,” said the 33-year-old, who won the Barclays Premier League three times with Chelsea. “I am not saying I am not going to play back at the top. I just love playing football and the day I don’t is the day I will pack it in. I can still offer a lot to this club “I have been kicked by the biggest and the best so it (League One) ain’t going to bother me.” The midfielder is eager to aid the development of Three Lions youngsters and give something back to his country. The former England international has completed his UEFA B coaching licence and will study for his A licence next year. Joe Cole wants to help the next generation of England stars once he retires.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Chelsea boss confirms Pereira bid

first_imgChelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed the club have tabled a bid for Porto’s Uruguay defender Alvaro Pereira.But Porto look set to reject the offer for Pereira, 25, who played under Villas-Boas at the Portuguese club.Pereira can play as a left-back, wing-back or in midfield, and featured in Uruguay’s run to the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup. He also impressed in the recent Copa America.AdChoices广告His arrival at Stamford Bridge would potentially give Ashley Cole serious competition for his place in the Blues side.last_img

Inquest opens into death of Aintree Racecourse chairman Rose Paterson

first_imgAN inquest has been opened into the death of Aintree chairman Rose Paterson, who died aged 63 last week near her Shropshire home.The hearing was told her body was found in a search of woodland after her husband, the Conservative MP Owen Paterson, had called police.He contacted officers on the evening of June 23 after she had not been seen since about 22:00hrs BST the previous day.Police say there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the death.In a statement on June 24, Owen Paterson said the loss of his wife had come as a “terrible shock” to the family. A cause of death has not been given.“Rose and I were married for 40 happy years. She was a wonderful, caring wife, mother and grandmother,” he said.The couple married in 1980 and had two sons and a daughter.A minute’s silence has been held at race meetings in her memory and that of Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell, whose death was announced on June 24.Rose Paterson, the daughter of the fourth Viscount Ridley, was on the main board of stewards at the Jockey Club, which owns Aintree Racecourse, home of the Grand National, and other leading tracks including Cheltenham.She was appointed chairman of Aintree in 2014, having been a racecourse committee director there since 2005.Her husband is MP for North Shropshire and a former Northern Ireland secretary. The inquest was opened and adjourned until September 22. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Fair gets on track with double-double against Long Beach State

first_img Related Stories FAIR SHARE: Five SU players score in double figures in rout of Long Beach State Published on December 7, 2012 at 12:47 am Contact Ryne: C.J. Fair darted down the lane. Left alone as Long Beach State doubled Syracuse center DaJuan Coleman, Fair cut to the hoop and drew a foul 19 seconds into the game.The Syracuse forward stepped to the free-throw line, took the ball and knocked down his first shot. He stayed at the line, received the ball again and drained his second attempt.“The way I shot them, I felt it was going to be a nice little day for me,” Fair said.Fair’s feeling proved to be right as he finished with team-high 16 points and career-high 13 rebounds in Syracuse’s 84-53 win over Long Beach State at the Carrier Dome on Thursday night. On a day when five Orange players scored in double figures, Fair generated his own offense on the glass and set the tone with his active play around the rim.After leading the team with 17 points against San Diego State in the season opener, Fair struggled to find his rhythm in the next five games. The forward said he came out focused on getting into a groove early on Thursday. It translated into a standout performance in yet another dominant victory over a nonconference opponent.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“C.J. was really good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I should have started with that. He was the best he’s played all year. He was really on the boards aggressively and I thought he did a really good job.”Nineteen seconds into the game, Fair found his rhythm and confidence with his cut to the basket and trip to the foul line. The opening sequence encapsulated Fair’s performance the rest of the night. He was aggressive, and he finished his opportunities.Fair grabbed his first offensive rebound on SU’s second possession, cleaning up on the glass for his first field goal following misses by Rakeem Christmas and Coleman. The Orange was off and running behind Fair, who scored 10 of the team’s first 20 points.He was there for the offensive rebound after Michael Carter-Williams failed to finish a lob at the rim. He stuck with the play after his follow missed and finished at the rim to put SU up 16-4.His putback slam as the half wound down gave Syracuse a 44-26 advantage, and brought his totals to 12 points and eight rebounds. Only one field goal came off an assist, and six points came following offensive boards.Fair was leading the charge with hustle plays as his teammates operated within the offense.“Sometimes a play’s not going to be ran for you so you got to find other ways to get the ball in the basket,” Fair said. “So today I was just active on the offensive glass and that got me a few easy points.”Coming out of the break, Fair showed his range with his third 3-pointer of the season. The forward sat behind the arc as Carter-Williams sliced into the lane. The point guard found him wide open, and Fair said he felt in rhythm – just as he did on the free throws to open the game.Fair held his follow through for a moment as the ball swished through the net, and SU’s lead grew to 20. Less than a minute later, he rose up in the paint to corral another offensive rebound, drew a foul and hit one of two free throws.“As you can see, nobody can check him when he gets that rebound and go back up,” Coleman said. “He’s either going to get fouled or make the basket so that definitely helps us out a lot.”A little more than four minutes later, after adding his 12th and 13th rebounds, Fair’s night was done.More than 13 minutes remained and Syracuse was well on its way to victory with a 25-point lead. Fair shined in a game where the Orange rode a balanced effort to the easy win.And it all started 19 seconds into the game with a pair of free throws.“Today I felt my rhythm early,” Fair said. “I think I was active on the offensive and defensive glass and a couple balls fell my way and I was able to get to them.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Trojans down Longhorns at home

first_imgIt wasn’t flawless, but a win is a win and the USC men’s tennis team will take it.No. 6 USC (11-2) hosted the No. 3 Texas Longhorns Friday in a match that certainly had its ups and downs. Doubles play was particularly difficult as the Trojans went 1-2, losing at No. 1 and No. 2.Freshman Ray Sarmiento, playing with junior captain Steve Johnson, fell to Texas’ Ed Corrie and Jean Anderson 5-8, and Sarmiento had to retire early due to wrist injury from his singles match against Daniel Whitehead after being down 5-7, 0-2.Junior Daniel Nguyen and freshman Emilio Gomez were the two Trojans to manage a doubles victory, squeezing out an 8-6 win over Whitehead and Ben Chen.“It was a tough doubles point. A few guys were sick and we were unsure of ourselves,” Nguyen said. “We started a little slow and were a little tentative. Our rhythm was off and we weren’t aggressive.”Nguyen, who had been battling the flu all week, was the first USC player off the courts in singles play, after a 6-2, 6-2 statement win at the No. 3 spot.“I think we wanted it more than them and started playing smarter,” he said.The Longhorns’ momentum from doubles play did not transfer to their singles matches as USC edged out Texas 5-1 in singles play to land a 5-2 win overall.Coming off of his wildcard play at the Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Johnson beat Corrie 6-2, 6-3, to keep his No. 1 ranking.Senior captain Jaak Poldma continued his strong play as well, beating Kellen Damico 7-5, 6-2.Gomez and freshman Michael Grant rounded out the Trojans’ victories with 6-3, 6-2 and 7-5, 6-1 wins against Chen and David Holiner, respectively.last_img read more

Hiddink urges Costa to stay calm on the pitch

first_imgThe plea comes after his side’s 1-nil victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last night.Costa scored the only goal of the game and Hiddink says that the Spaniard should focus his efforts on helping the team.Elsewhere there was a first victory for Francesco Guidolin in charge of Swansea. The Welsh side beat Everton by 2 goals to 1 at Goodison Park.last_img

Serena Williams wins French Open

first_imgSerena Williams powered her way to the French Open title Saturday with a straight sets victory over defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia.The top seed from the United States ran out a 6-4 6-4 winner in one hour 46 minutes to clinch her 16th grand slam crown.Sharapova put up a brave fight but could not prevent Williams from claiming her first French Open title since her maiden triumph in 2002.The 26-year-old had not beaten her American opponent since 2004 and despite taking a 2-0 lead then found Williams an irresistible force.Serving for the match, Williams took the first of two championship points, clinching it with a thunderous ace, her 10th of a gripping final.“I was so nervous, I’m just happy to be champion,” she told the crowd on the Philippe Chatrier Court, speaking in French. “I played a great tournament and ran into a really tough champion today,” said the beaten Sharapova.last_img

Preview of Division One League fixtures

first_imgTema Youth, Real Tamale United and Berekum Arsenal, who have joined the second-tier ranks after been demoted from the Premier League last season will attempt to make a return to the top-flight when the competition starts.Clubs who earned promotion from the league below are Wa African Utd, Dynamos, Upper West Champs, Esperance, Red Lions F.C, Samin F.C, Real Athletico, Great Warriors and Kpone FairpointThe first round of matches will end on December 15.Below is the opening day fixture line-up; to be played this weekend [November 22-23, 2013 ]Zone 1AWa African Utd. v Utrecht – SaturdayDynamos v Bazooka – SaturdayGuan v R.T.U. – SundayBolga All Stars v Galazy – Sunday Zone 1BBerlin v Esperance – SaturdayU. West Champs v Techiman City – SaturdayB. A. United v Arsenal F.C – SundayUnity F.C v Bofoakwa – SundayZone 2AKfc Samosa v Red Lions – SaturdayTarkwa United v Gold Stars – SaturdayDunkwa United v Starke – SundayRainbow v Asokwa Deportivo – SundayZone 2B Samin v Windy Profs. – FridayMetro v Eleven Wise – SaturdayElmina Sharks v Feyenoord Aca – SaturdayAjax F.C v Wassaman – Sunday.Zone 3ASporting Mirren v Great Warriors – SaturdayIstanbul v Nania – SundayPrestige v D’international – SundayGt. Olympics v Real Athletico – SundayZone 3BDanbort v Tema Youth – SaturdayOkwawu Utd. v King Solomon – SundayPure Joy v Zaytuna – SundayMighty Jets v Fairpoint – Sunday This season’s Division League will commence this weekend, with forty-eight teams grouped into six zones for the start of the 2013-2014 league.last_img read more

Hearts in contract talks with Ernst Middendorp

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have held talks with Ernst Middendorp as the right man to head the technical outfit of the Accra giants.This decision to settle on a foreign trainer was taken in a meeting by the board of directors of the club and Middendorp got the nod.Hearts of Oak have sent a proposal to the German, after a telephone conversation took place between the two parties and he is to study the contract and get back to them.Hearts of Oak in the course of last season replaced their head coach Herbert Addo with Eddie Ansah as caretaker coach and later hired Can Vanli, a Turkish as an attaché coach to help the club beat relegation.However, the highest decision making body of the club see no need to settle either settle on Eddie Ansah or Can Vanli in their bid  to be a title contender next season.Ernst Middendorp is not new to Ghana football, he took charge of Kotoko in 1999, before he had a stint with the Phobians in 2004, but left in a bizzare manner. Hearts of Oak finished the season 4th on the league log, but were inconsistent throughout their campaign and were at certain stages threatened by relegation.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more