No dead-end for bleeder Melindo

first_imgWBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi, right, of Japan and IBF champion Milan Melindo of the Philippines exchange punches in the 10th round of their world light flyweight boxing unification title match in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Taguchi beat Melindo by a unanimous decision to win the both titles. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Brutally battered, slugger Milan Melindo, 29, looked every bloodied inch headed for boxing’s wasteland at the start of the new year.Don’t tell that to his excitable handlers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina They lost to a better fighter, said his chief trainer Edito Villamor. Yes and no.Melindo threw enough number of punches. But he didn’t lose plainly, he got sorely beaten.Looking back, it would become clear that it was neither his short reach nor blinding blood that caused ultimate defeat.More clearly, it was his inferior defense. Melindo had the silly habit of leaving his stiff head an easy target. He would often sacrifice and offer to receive in order to land a few licks of his own.There are big plans but no apparent change in the ring methodology.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments For example, Melindo should be taught to launch and land solid shots. It’s a must for him to avoid the throwing of half-baked bombs.This could be misunderstood or misinterpreted. But as things stand, Melindo connects punches that are powered mainly by great grunts, windy facial meanness.He wields a terrific jab, but his punches often emanate from the shoulders, instead of the main seat of power in the lower body.He often ends up delivering virtual slaps, his shots devoid of snap and sting.Of Melindo’s recorded 37 wins, only 13 came via knockout.His handlers need not go to Roach and Beristain for secrets and pointers on how to deliver airtight knockouts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jarata thwarts Fernandez ALA Stable CEO Michael Aldeguer said they had big plans for the methodical small puncher, who relinquished his IBF light flyweight crown in Tokyo a few hours before the close of 2017.Melindo lost his crown in 12 rounds to a tall and crafty Japanese WBA title holder but, as things stood at the final bell, he remains a big sell in Tokyo. He had fans at the edge of their seats the whole night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe started strong, but allowed himself to be dominated at the start of the second half.He resurged briefly, before wilting in blood and agony to surrender his crown. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Liberia at Africa Youth Games

first_imgA 13-man Liberian Olympics delegation is in Gaborone, Botswana for the 2ndAfrican Youth Games from May 22-31.The delegation is headed by LNOC President Philibert Brown and includes the Chef de Mission, Boye Corvah, six athletes, four coaches and a medic. They will compete in athletics, swimming, boxing and table tennis.It is organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees in Africa, ANOCA. The African Youth Games have now become a melting pot, for the main nursery of continental sport. The games are expected to take place at the University of Botswana which will serve as the Games Village, while the following disciplines will feature on the Games schedule: athletics, badminton, canoeing, basketball, boxing, cycling fencing football, golf, judo, karate, netball, rowing, rugby, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.The 2nd African Youth Games are being held under the watchwords: ‘consolidating the achievements of Rabat 2010.’The African Youth Games are a sporting and cultural event initiated by ANOCA and meant for youths aged 14 to 18. Rabat, Morocco hosted the maiden edition from 13 to 18 July 2010.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video: Manchester United wonderkid opens Red Devils account with majestic free kick

first_imgHe’s certainly someone for Manchester United fans to get excited about.Andreas Pereira illustrated why there’s such a fuss about him at Old Trafford with a brilliant free kick as the Red Devils dispatched Ipswich in the Capital One Cup third round.Pereira, 19, duly opened his United account with their second of the game, sandwiched between strikes from Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial.Can he now break into the first team?last_img

Eden Hazard predicted Belgium v England World Cup final before tournament began

first_img 1 Eden Hazard told everyone England would be in the World Cup semi-finals before we even dared to believe football was coming home.What’s more, he predicted Belgium would meet the Three Lions in the final almost a month ago, something which remains a real possibility. On June 12th, two days before the tournament began, the Chelsea winger shared his predictions on Instagram.They have become frighteningly accurate. Hazard said the Red Devils would beat Brazil in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final with France, who he expected to beat Uruguay in the last eight.And while he got three of the four semi-finalists, he had England to play Argentina rather than Croatia in their last-four clash (but he did have us down to beat Colombia in the last 16).Three Lions fans will be hoping he gets one thing wrong and Belgium don’t emerge victorious from his predicted final on Sunday.Both sides met in the group stage but fielded weakened sides as qualification was already secured. Belgium edged it 1-0 courtesy of an Adnan Januzaj curler.Hazard and his Red Devils take on France tonight at 7pm. Listen to talkSPORT’s live coverage and join us for England’s first semi-final for 28 years tomorrow evening.center_img Eden Hazard has starred for Belgium in Russia last_img read more

talkSPORT host in extraordinary attack on Spurs and hints at ‘massive problems’

first_img latest 2 revealed Adrian Durham has questioned Tottenham Hotspur’s legitimacy as a football club after being left less than impressed with their Champions League win against PSV Eindhoven.Spurs found themselves a goal down in front of just 46,588 fans at Wembley on Tuesday night, before Harry Kane struck twice to secure their first group stage victory of the season. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most Popular Football Stories tense BEST OF gameday cracker scrap ❌ “Fans couldn’t be bothered to go”🗣️ “We’re meant to take Spurs seriously as a football club?”😡 Tottenham fans, what do you make of this?— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 7, 2018 Pochettino’s men have once again come under attack from Adrian Durham The Wembley pitch was left in tatters after the NFL returned to London center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update However, with the pitch still left in a state of disarray, Durham attacked the ‘mismanagement’ by the club’s officials. Although there has been progress this week with the new stadium, the talkSPORT Drive host was still left incensed by what he saw at Spurs.“Spurs in the Champions League, I thought this was supposed to be their promised land?” he asked on Drivetime.“Fans couldn’t be bothered to go, pitch was terrible again. It’s all because of Spurs’ mismanagement.“And yet we are meant to take them seriously as a football club? There’s a lot wrong. “Somebody Tweeted me today saying ‘You’ve got to hand it to them after last night, they went 1-0 down last night and could have easily have crumbled.’“Really…Spurs? If they are in a situation where they easily crumble at home to PSV when they take the lead then Spurs have massive, massive problems.Mauricio Pochettino’s men will face Inter Milan in London next, before travelling to Barcelona for their final game in Group B, knowing two wins are vital.However, their current predicament has left Durham almost lost for words. 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City In fact, the broadcaster questioned whether or not the Lilywhites are close to reaching the next level.He continued: “So I’m looking at this thinking ‘Tottenham Hotspur; they’re third in that group, and it is a difficult group, but this is meant to be Spurs going onto another level.“And they are struggling to get past PSV, couldn’t even beat them away!” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

LGBTI funding secured for Donegal Youth Service

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has praised the work of Donegal Youth Service after securing a grant for work with young people on LGBTI+ issues.The funding has been secured under the LGBTI+ Capacity Building initiatives for professional service providers who deal with young people.“Donegal Youth Service has been doing tremendous work with the young people of our county for a long time and it is great to see the organisation secure funding of €9,705,” Minister McHugh said. “Money like this is really vital to helping organisations like Donegal Youth Service to make a contribution to improving services and supports for young people.“It helps this Government to live up to its commitment to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTI+ young people. I want to thank all the staff and volunteers involved in Donegal Youth Service and particularly Lorraine Thompson for all her work at a regional level driving youth services and supports.“This funding is about trying to ensure safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for LGBTI+ young people and it will help provide training, mentoring, coaching, professional development and other initiatives to support young people.”LGBTI funding secured for Donegal Youth Service was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fortuna claims AIBT championship, and it wasn’t close

first_imgDrew Gillette scored a game-high 35 points and was named tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the Fortuna Huskies to a 74-62 victory over Piner in the championship round of the 51st Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament, Saturday night at Arcata high.The Huskies (8-0) thoroughly dominated the tournament, winning by an average of 17 points over their three games.After falling behind 5-0 to Piner (9-1) Fortuna went on a 22-7 run to finish the frame behind 13 first quarter points …last_img

No white flag in sight: Beede takes turn in spotlight, leads Giants to another series win

first_imgMILWAUKEE — After being swept at Coors Field last September, the Giants arrived at Miller Park in Milwaukee near the end of the 2018 season as an exhausted, depleted and overmatched bunch.The club had lost Buster Posey, Johnny Cueto and Pablo Sandoval to season-ending injuries and had recently traded Andrew McCutchen in a deal that signaled an unofficial waving of a white flag.The only flag the 2019 Giants have seen in the past few weeks is a green one that’s giving them the go-ahead to climb …last_img

EAC coach blasts refs after Arellano loss, upset over late tech on Onwubere

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College coach Ariel Sison couldn’t help but express his displeasure with the officiating on the heels of his side’s 84-79 defeat to Arellano on Friday.“I think it wasn’t fair. The referees decided the game. It should be the players who should do that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES NCAA: Letran exacts revenge, eliminates Mapua For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img The Generals mentor was slighted with how the game transpired in the final five minutes, where they were tried to mounted a rally after staring at what was once a 15-point deficit.With Arellano leading EAC, 75-74, Sison argued that the referees missed a traveling call on Lervin Flores with 1:32 left even as Sidney Onwubere got called for a shooting foul.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 shutoutTo make matters worse, the referees slapped a technical foul on Onwubere to hurt the Generals’ cause even more, allowing the Chiefs to takea 78-74 lead after the possession.“I don’t understand. I was so frustrated. I don’t know what happened. It’s fine with me if we lose, but when the game is crucial, we’re trailing 74-75, and they will call a technical foul on us? I don’t know,” he said. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Sison is wary with how NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal will interpret his sentiments after being the second coach to air his dissatisfaction on the officiating, following San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.But he said all he wants is to put his team on a better position to make it to the Final Four.“We want to win the game because this is the only way we can move to the Final Four. Now, I don’t know what will happen,” he said, as EAC sits at sixth place with its 6-7 card.“We still have five games. I told them we have no choice but to work hard again. Let’s see if we can get to the Final Four. If we do, we’re lucky. But if we don’t, we’ll just achieve what we achieved last year.”The Generals will shoot for an upset against league leader Lyceum on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We’re gonna prepare for them, and hope that it will be the game we’ll getI hope we’re still alive because our hopes will depend on it,” he said. View commentslast_img read more