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UFC: Anderson Silva reveals why he wants to fight Conor McGregor

UFC: Anderson Silva reveals why he wants to fight Conor McGregor

first_imgAnderson Silva wants a piece of Conor McGregor. Image: UFC.comConor McGregor is a wanted man.Aside from drawing interests from the likes of boxing icon Floyd Mayweather on a potential crossover match, the reigning UFC lightweight champion has been called out by several MMA fighters who wish to take him on inside the octagon.ADVERTISEMENT Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely St. Benilde takes third place ahead of step ladder vs San Beda “I believe he can make 176, 178 pounds, right? That’s a weight I can get,” Silva said, referring to McGregor’s pair of welterweight matches against Nate Diaz. “We started this work and I got to 174, but we thought it would be better now to do these tests.” Khristian IbarrolaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims With his popularity at an all-time high, even former pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva wants in on the fray to test his skills against the Irish superstar.“I’d like to test myself against Conor because he’s an interesting martial artist,” the Brazilian legend, who’s slated to clash against Derek Brunson at UFC 208, told MMAFighting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAlthough Silva is considerably the bigger man between the two, both fighters possess similar lanky frames and have a penchant for picking opponents apart with their precision striking.“His stand-up game is an intelligent game. Not because he’s champion now, but for the martial arts challenge. I’d like to see how these stand-up techniques, his and mine, would mix, and how that would go,” the longtime middleweight champion revealed. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “But not to fight for a belt or anything like that. For the challenge, an interest, that thing about knowing how a fight like this would go.”Prior to McGregor’s rise above the UFC’s upper echelon, Silva wreaked havoc in the UFC’s 185-pound division and defended his belt 10 consecutive times, before eventually losing the title to Chris Weidman in 2013.“The Spider” has hit tough times as of late, and lost four out of his last five bouts, with his lone win against Nick Diaz overturned after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.“The Notorious”, meanwhile, has become the third man in UFC history to win belts at two different weight classes, and is currently enjoying a break from fighting to aid his pregnant wife.Although Silva currently has his sights set on his scheduled opponent Brunson, he claims he’s ready to shed a few pounds to battle McGregor at 170 pounds.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bruins honor Super Bowl champion Patriots before game

Bruins honor Super Bowl champion Patriots before game

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Running back James White – who scored three touchdowns in New England’s 34-28 comeback win over Atlanta last Sunday, including the game winner in the first Super Bowl to ever go into overtime – dropped the ceremonial first puck.Special teams captain Matthew Slater and linemen Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer were a few of the notable players who participated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThere was a video package of highlights of the game played on the Jumbotron before they entered. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytecenter_img New England Patriots LeGarrette Blount (left), Dion Lewis (center), and Martellus Bennett wave during a parade Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston to celebrate the team’s 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. (Photo by STEVEN SENNE/AP)BOSTON — The Bruins have honored the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots before Boston’s game Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks.Fourteen members of the NFL championship team walked onto center ice wearing Bruins jerseys with their names and numbers on the back.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Army’s Joven resumes his chase of Ronda leaders Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study View commentslast_img read more

Azkals foil Tajiks Rally, keep top spot

Azkals foil Tajiks Rally, keep top spot

first_imgTrump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in BaliPure, Pocari dispute title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer But Tajikistan struck twice in quick succession with Parvizchon Umarbaev scoring from the spot in the 57th minute off a questionable foul called on Amani Aguinaldo, and Dilshod Vasiev finishing off a quick counter attack four minutes later after Junior Muñoz lost the ball at midfield.Fil-Japanese leftback Daisuke Sato restored the two-goal cushion for the Azkals with a long range strike with 10 minutes remaining only for Manuchekr Dzaliliov’s late strike off another defensive breakdown giving the Tajiks hope until the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe performance was a far cry from the horror show in Guangzhou where the Azkals absorbed a 1-8 defeat to China in a friendly Tuesday last week. Although the Azkals once again scrambled for most of the match and conceded some cheap goals against the Tajiks, they took their chances expertly with Patiño showing his quality.“It’s the perfect way to respond,” said midfielder Iain Ramsay, who played the full 90 minutes. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April View commentscenter_img For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES A brace from Javier Patiño helped the Philippine Azkals weather a late Tajikistan uprising for a thrilling 4-3 victory Tuesday night that firmed up their grip of the top spot in Group F of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers at Republican Central Stadium in Dushbane.Captain Phil Younghusband gave the Philippines the lead with a sublime free kick in the 28th minute, before Patiño scored in the 41st and 48th minutes off two assists from Mike Ott as the Azkals looked on their way to a comfortable victory before 15,000 fans in the Tajik capital.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Laurie Foster | Shannon Gabriel’s heavy burden

Laurie Foster | Shannon Gabriel’s heavy burden

first_imgWith West Indies Test cricket falling into the barren state that it has, any whiff of hope or threats of resurgence can provide a solid reason for a show of expectancy. The unreal takes on the image of reality and shots in the dark go after invisible targets. This is what is being played out as the team slides down that slippery slope to almost irrelevance. Coming from this, it is natural to seek solace in any event that takes the mind away from the obvious, that the once-revered island cricketers are just not good enough. The skills and the management thereof, that were hitherto taken for granted, have disappeared, and the struggle is on to bring them back on board. In situations like these, panic is known to set in and time that should be spent more productively, is expended on matters of questionable importance. Recently, the West Indies lost a Test match and, with it, a series at home to Pakistan for the first time. These featured a few lower-order batting performances that had to be experienced to be believed. The always traumatic exercise resurfaced at the end of the third Test of three in Dominica. After defending stoutly for 21 balls, number 11 batsman Shannon Gabriel lashed out at the only remaining ball he was required to negotiate. Seemingly oblivious to this genuine last man in, the ball was pitched harmlessly outside his off stump and no physical action was required. He perished, as the ball took an inside edge and crashed into the stumps. The Pakistanis were jubilant, having outfoxed the obstacle standing in their way to a historic triumph on West Indian soil. Out of that sorry situation for the home team, has come a hailstorm of argument as to who is to blame for this last-minute loss of sanity, as that is exactly what it was in the view of this columnist. However, with Gabriel’s lack of status as a batsman, why should there even be the thought that the brunt of blame should fall on his shoulders? Players of Gabriel’s dubious batting ability are always given a heavy burden to carry. When a wicket falls in the closing stages of a day’s play, they are sent in not to protect the next batting expert in the line-up, but the not-out player, who has the required expertise and is settled in, thus better able to withstand what the attacking bowlers have to offer. In other words, the less equipped is expected to monopolise the strike and have the better batsman hiding at the other end. What an injustice! NO LUCK When is it that the specialist batsman is ever asked to bowl out a side when the true trundlers fail? Even if the captain tosses him the ball when all else seems unworkable, a couple of ineffective overs and he is withdrawn from the attack. No such luck exists for the specialist bowler when he is asked to shield or make up for the perceived weaknesses of a competent batsman. In all these circumstances, one should remember that this is the same bowler who is afforded little or minimal practice at batting during net sessions. Yet, he is now asked to ‘hang on’ against some of the meanest opposing bowlers with fieldsmen crouching stealthily, like pickpockets in a crowded bus, preparing to pounce. With all that in mind, when a series or a match is lost following the indiscretion of which Gabriel was clearly guilty, thoughts should be cast at the batting talents that counted for nothing in the 3-4-5-6 positions, at times throwing their wickets away, and spare the 9-10-11 of such adverse comments. They were not selected for batting prowess and were thrust into their unaccustomed and uncomfortable role by genuine batsmen who failed. One look at the batting failures in the middle order in the latest scenario and the point is made. After doing that, one should pity the poor bowler since what he is being asked, is not the reason for his selection. – Send feedback to lauriefoster2012@gmail.com.last_img read more

‘Come Scramble a success!’ – Netball Jamaica

‘Come Scramble a success!’ – Netball Jamaica

first_imgFirst vice-president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson is delighted with the turnout the association received at yesterday’s inaugural staging of the Come Scramble fundraising golf tournament at the Caymanas Golf Club. NJ was hoping to raise one million dollars from the two-person scramble full handicap tournament, which was won by the pair of George Hugh and Tommy Lee, with a score of 10 under par. Johnny Newham and William Knibbs were second with a score of nine under-par. Robinson said the event met its objectives and the body is now looking forward to next year’s staging of the championships. “We are pleased with the turnout and the support was great,” said Robinson. “This was a first-time effort because this is our inaugural tournament and we are looking forward to another tournament in 2019,” she said. “Our doors are open and we are always in need of funds, because investing in the (Sunshine) Girls is always good and it is also good for Jamaica. “It is another avenue for them to better themselves, they better the country. It is always good to have corporate Jamaica on board investing in our ladies,” Robinson stated. The money earned from the championships will go towards hosting upcoming series against Trinidad and Tobago and England, as well as preparing the Sunshine Girls for next year’s World Netball Championships which will be held in Liverpool, England. Peter Chin, president of the Jamaica Golf Association, said his organisation is very delighted to be associated with the Sunshine Girls. “The event was well supported because the community came out and participated in this event to raise money for the Sunshine Girls,” said Chin. “The Sunshine Girls are very popular sports people in Jamaica and everybody came out and played,” he said. Chin added: “A competition like this is always tight, but it was more a fun event. But, as usual, the competitive spirit is always there and everyone had fun.”last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | Dacres – Jamaican male athlete of the year

Hubert Lawrence | Dacres – Jamaican male athlete of the year

first_imgIn 2018, Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres walked into the circle to compete in the discus throw on 25 occasions. He emerged victorious 21 times, taking five wins from six starts on the IAAF Diamond League and finished six meets with marks beyond 68 metres. That’s a 2018 campaign no other male Jamaican athlete can match. It’s ironic that in the first season since the incomparable Usain Bolt, that a thrower is the top Jamaican of the year. Schooled on sprints, local fans simply had to admire Dacres as he pumped out victory after victory over the rest of the world’s best. His stunning portfolio peaked with a national record of 69.67 metres in Stockholm, a distance that took him closer to the holy grail of the 70-metre territory. His wins didn’t come cheaply and those nine meets over 68m are a testament to his consistent quality. The foundation has been built on hard work at the University of the West Indies, which often includes sessions where Dacres and his training partners Traves Smikle, Basil Bingham and Isheka Binns each launch dozens of throws in search of gold-medal technique. Eight-win streak Already the first Jamaican to win a throwing event at World Youth and World Junior levels, the Julian Robinson-coached Dacres waved the flag with wins at the Commonwealth Games in April, the Athletics World Cup and at the IAAF North American Central American and Caribbean Championship in July. Last week, with an eight-win streak on the line in the last round of the IAAF Continental Cup, he fought off the forces of physics to stay balanced as he uncorked a 67.97m winner. Of the 10 Jamaicans at the Continental Cup, only he and 100-metre hurdler Danielle Williams managed individual wins. 110 metres hurdler Ronald Levy, a winner at the Commonwealth Games and at the Paris and London Diamond League meets, and the exciting Akeem Bloomfield, who followed his fine collegiate 400-metre running with a super 200-metre clocking of 19.81 seconds in London, laid the base for big campaigns next year, when the World Championship come into focus again, but Dacres was way ahead. Sadly, injury sidelined hurdler supreme Omar McLeod before he could get into full stride. A knee niggle and the analysis of Dacres’ four losses present a note of caution. He was defeated twice by Lithuania’s world champion Andrius Gudzius and twice by Daniel Stahl of Sweden, who was the runner-up when the Worlds were last staged in 2017. They saw his ascent this year and will steel themselves for the confrontation in Doha, where the World Championships will be staged between September 28 and October 6. Simply put, Fedrick is a clear pick for the title of Jamaican male athlete of the year. His super season puts the matter beyond doubt. – Hubert Lawrence watched Dacres win at the Charlie Fuller Memorial at Manchester High in January.last_img read more

Ingles, Gobert star as Jazz edge Warriors

Ingles, Gobert star as Jazz edge Warriors

first_img TIP INS Warriors: Durant passed Gary Payton (21,813 points) for 32nd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He now has 21,836 points. … Golden State held the Jazz to 39.8 per cent shooting. It is the first time the Warriors lost this season after holding an opponent to under 40 per cent from the field. Jazz: Gobert grabbed eight of his 15 rebounds in the first quarter. … Utah tallied at least 39 points off the bench for the fifth straight home game. … The Jazz finished with 30 assists, the seventh time they have had at least 30 this season. Ricky Rubio led the way with 10 assists. SALT LAKE CITY (AP): Playing strong defence has typically proven to be a winning formula for Utah. Getting to that point has taken more turns and detours than the Jazz anticipated this season. Beating the defending NBA champions offers evidence that Utah is finally finding the defensive form the team and its fans took for granted at the end of last season. Joe Ingles scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 15 rebounds, and matched his season-high with four blocked shots to lead the Jazz to a 108-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Utah held Golden State to 40 per cent shooting from the field and 32 per cent from the perimeter. The biggest stops came in the final two minutes when the Warriors missed three out of four shot attempts – including a pair of 3-pointers that could have forced overtime. “We defended for a full game,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “We were locked into the game plan. When you play defence like that and we shoot the way we did, the outcome is going to be the way it was.” Jae Crowder added 18 points and 11 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell had 15 points on 5-of-26 shooting as Utah won a fourth straight home game. Stephen Curry scored 32 points, and Kevin Durant added 30 in just the Warriors’ second loss in eight games. “We let them off the hook a little bit,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They weren’t playing that well, but we made a lot of mistakes. We couldn’t find the necessary energy and execution you need to win in this building.”last_img read more

Klopp keeps door open for possible Liverpool buys

Klopp keeps door open for possible Liverpool buys

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool are well placed to end a frustrating 28-year wait for the top-flight title, but manager Juergen Klopp says he will be quick to make a move in next month’s transfer window if his squad suddenly needs reinforcing. Klopp’s side is four points in front of second-placed Manchester City after 18 of 38 Premier League matches as it looks to become champions of England for the 19th time, second only to Manchester United’s haul of 20. “I’m very happy with the players I’ve got but I’ve always said, you don’t know,” Liverpool’s German coach said as he prepared for Wednesday’s home game with Newcastle. “I’ll keep the door open. “If some things happen, then we need to have a look. A monstrous number of games are coming up. It is really important that we can react. If something dramatically changes, we will need to have a look but if nothing happens, then we will not do anything.” Klopp saluted the versatility of James Milner after the former England international filled in at right-back for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in Friday’s 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton. “We don’t have that many options anymore because we have two injured centre-halves (Joe Gomez and Joel Matip), so that immediately limits everything,” Klopp said. “We are not that versatile. Yes, Milner can play five or six different positions, that is not a problem for him, but there are not a lot of players who can play that many positions.”last_img read more

Art of War competitor – Jeff Meusa

Art of War competitor – Jeff Meusa

first_imgAs we count down to the Art of War Competition, today we would like to feature another talented deejay who is participating in the competition.Jeff Meusa is 34 years old and hails from the mining town of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and who resides sometimes in New York. Jeff started his musical career at the age of 25 and is attached to the Spotlight Sound.He has been in the sound business for seven years. Meusa has competed in two clashes and is still to win a trophy. His preferred musical weapons of choice are dub plates and 45s.His focus as a deejay is to always maintain crowd interaction; and he sees his ability to select and deejay for himself as his strongest qualities. Meusa gets his inspiration from his fans.His most memorable moment as a DJ was at the 2017Art of War competition when he was able to convert the fans of the DJs from Georgetown, with his deejaying style.If you want to see Jeff Meusa in action, be sure to come out on July 28 at the Sports Hall tarmac. For more information on Art of War 2018, you can check the Facebook page “Empire Media Inc” or call telephone numbers 680-6720 or 862-233-0494.last_img read more

All set for “40 Shades of Gayle” this weekend

All set for “40 Shades of Gayle” this weekend

first_imgAll plans are in place for one of the most anticipated parties titled “40 Shades of Gayle” billed for this Saturday on the lawns of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.The party is expected to be explosive with several Guyanese and international artistes in the line-up, including Kes The Band; Guyana’s Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding and Guyana’s Chutney Monarch, Steven Ramphal and a few others to be added.In addition, there will be some of the best DJs in the house who will ensure the patrons have a blast all night long.Listed to be on the console are DJs Energy, Worldwide Seen Up, Father Moey, Gully Ras, Selector Diamond, Cash Money and Garwin.It will be a night to remember. General admission to the event cost $3000, stage front $10,000 and the all-exclusive VVIP section is $25,000This is your last chance to pick up your tickets at the various locations. These include That Look Boutique, Gizmos and Gadgets, The Hibiscus Restaurant, Exclusive Styles, Bistro Café and Bar, The Wine Vault and Urban Life, Giftland Mall. In Berbice, tickets could be purchased at Candy Boss, New Amsterdam and on the West Side, at Coleen’s Closet, Vreed-en-Hoop.last_img read more