KUALA Lumpur—Just like any young Filipino boxer, Jhack Tepora looked up to “Sir Manny Pacquiao,” when he was growing up.On Sunday, just before the main event, the 25-year-old Cebuano realized his dream of becoming a world champion like Pacquiao when he knocked out Mexican Edivaldo Ortega for the interim WBA featherweight crown.ADVERTISEMENT Fighting for the first time on the big stage, Tepora (22-0 with 17 knockouts) came out with the big punches to end the fight in 2:38 of the ninth round, a victory he hoped would open bigger opportunities for him.“The Lord gave me this victory,” said Tepora, a former member of the national juniors team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But it didn’t come easy.“Ortega was very tough, I will not push to knock him out right away,” continued Tepora after emerging from the dressing room with bruises on his face. “It’s a big achievement for me already because it’s been my dream to become world championlike Sir Manny,” he said.Tepora said he wasn’t expecting to knock the Mexican (20-1-1) out but he felt it was coming when “my punches started landing.”Carlos Canizales of Venezuela also scored a stoppage in another world title fight, crushing China’s Lu Bin in 2:58 of the eighth round for the WBA light flyweight championship.Canizales, now 21-0-1 with 17 KOs) punished Bin (1-1 with 1 KO) that had the Chinese—only on his second professional fight—carried out of the Axiata Arena on a stretcher and straight to the hospital.South American Moruti Mthalane also won in the third of the four world title fights of the “Fight of Champions” card, beating Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan (8-1) via unanimous decision in their WBA flyweight title bout. Mthalane, who knocked out Filipino Johnriel Casimero in 2011 and lost via KO to Nonito Donaire Jr. in 2008, improved to 36-2 with 24 KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Glorious exit beckons for Manny Pacquiao Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West
It may only have been a friendly and Arsenal emerged victorious, but it made for painful viewing at times for manager Arsene Wenger, whose side suffered a 10-2 aggregate drubbing to Bayern in last season’s Champions League.Robert Lewandowski needed just nine minutes to fire Bayern ahead from the penalty spot as the German champions dominated before Iwobi headed in at the death.There will be no Champions League for Arsenal this term and a gulf in class was evident.At one point in the opening period at Shanghai Stadium, where temperatures hovered around 36 degrees Celsius (97F), Wenger had his arms outstretched in frustration.And at the end of a first half in which Bayern could have scored another five times but for goalkeeper Petr Cech, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil booted the ball high into the air in anger.The future of the German international, and that of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, is in major doubt with both stalling over new contracts.Sanchez is enjoying extra time off and is not in China after his involvement in the Confederations Cup.But he may not have made a difference against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who took the lead after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had brought down Bernat in the box and Lewandowski did the rest.Iwobi’s injury-time leveller sent the game straight to penalties.Both sides fielded a mixture of first-team regulars and reserves, with new Bayern signing James Rodriguez and new Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette starting.Arsenal face Chelsea in Beijing in their next warm-up game at the weekend, while Bayern play AC Milan in Shenzhen, southern China.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso (left) and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi in action during a pre-season friendly in Shanghai, on July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELESHANGHAI, China, Jul 19 – Arsenal were outplayed for long periods by Bayern Munich before salvaging a last-gasp draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties in a Shanghai friendly on Wednesday.Reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the unlikely hero for the Premier League side, saving Juan Bernat’s soft spot kick after Arsenal substitute Alex Iwobi made it 1-1 right at the end of normal time.
Gor Mahia, perched top of the standings with a five point buffer are chasing a record 16th league title while AFC Leopards, 20 points behind are fighting to crawl into the bottom half of the table after a troubled spell that has almost been their signature year in year out.There is a gulf in class between the two sides, but, as it is in the derby, form counts for nothing.“We don’t want to remember about what happened last time. This is a new game and we will be going there to fight for our names and redeem our image. Gor are on top, yes, but this is a derby. You never know what will happen,” a confident AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano said.Matano and his nemesis Dylan Kerr were both not with the team during the past two derbies. However, Matano is not new to the Mashemeji Derby having coached Ingwe before.“It is a game like any other but with some special attachment. This is a game that we have to win and we will work hard to win,” the tactician, oft referred to as ‘The Lion’ noted.AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano consults with fellow coaches in a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTOS/Raymond MakhayaIngwe come into the fixture on the backdrop of back to back wins, having beaten Wazito FC 7-1 to progress to the GOtv Shield final last weekend before building it up with a 1-0 over KPL defending champions Tusker FC in midweek.Matano says the two victories have propelled their confidence and they will be ready to down Gor, who on paper are clear favorites.The 15-time KPL champions are on a roll of five wins in a row and have shown class since the arrival of Kerr who previously managed Simba SC in Tanzania. The tactician already has a feel of what an East African Derby tastes having been on the touchline once in the Dar derby pitting Simba and Yanga.“It was great. We lost 2-0 but we battered Yanga that day. Everyone in the stadium gave us a standing ovation,” Kerr joked as he reminisced on the experience.He expects an equal atmosphere on Sunday afternoon when he leads his charges out at Nyayo Stadium, and has vowed to ensure the perfect run he has put under his coat continues.“I have been told it has an electric atmosphere and definitely I know what a derby means to the fans especially having been involved in some myself. We need to get out there and give a fight and get a win; one to maintain our position on the table and two for our fans,” Kerr noted.He expects lots of energy from AFC Leopards having watched them play a few times this season including their weekend 7-1 win over Wazito in the GOtv Shield, a game he says impressed him.But the Englishman is already throwing jabs at his rivals, referring to them as a mid-table team.“They have absolutely nothing to lose because they are mid table but I respect them because it’s a local derby. I know what it’s all about and we have to make sure we have the focus for the game to win and stay top of the league,” Kerr, with a fade of confidence on his smiling face added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions to his team during a Kenyan Premier League clash against Posta Rangers on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOver 18 league derbies since 2009, Gor Mahia has won half of them while AFC Leopards have managed only five victories. K’Ogalo are also the highest scoring team in the derby having found the back of the net 26 times against AFC’s 18.AFC’s last win against Gor was in March last year, the first leg of their two league meetings.-Key battles-Gor Mahia’s biggest ammunition this season has been their water-tight midfield. Ernest Wendo, arguably the best defensive midfielder in the league has been a gem for K’Ogalo, ensuring that his back three is always shielded well.Kenneth Muguna has been given the freedom to move courtesy of Wendo’s perfect run in the holding role and his performance against Posta Rangers in midweek was a master-class of what the reigning KPL player of the year can deliver.AFC haven’t had a midfield as fluid as Gor’s and for them to stand a chance of winning on Sunday, they need to get the formula right at the centre of the pack.AFC Leopards midfielder Duncan Otieno tackles Wazito’s Antony Gathu during their GOtv Shield quarter final match against Wazito FC at Nyayo Stadium on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDuncan Otieno missed the midweek win over Tusker but is expected to return on Sunday. The responsibility of breaking down Gor’s solid midfield solely lies on his shoulders. Matano might as well call upon Whyvonne Isuza who was Kenya’s third best midfielder last season.Gor’s formation of three at the back with Karim Nizigiyimana and Godfrey Walusimbi as wingbacks has been one of the reasons they have been fluid. It is an area AFC have their work cut out.Dennis Sikhayi has been deployed on the left side of defense despite being a right footed defender, but has done equally well in the new role. The former Western Stima man has been solid in the three games he has featured at left back.He is expected to deal with the imminent danger brought in by Nizigiyimana and the re-born George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo.The back three of Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava and Wellington Ochieng will have a new problem to deal with; Alexis Kitenge. The Burundian arrived at AFC in the second leg and with three goals in his name so far has proved to be the goal poacher AFC has always lacked.Kitenge’s speed and persistence in the final third will be a headache for Gor, especially if he gets the supply he desires.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Dylan Kerr and AFC Leopards’ Robert Matano will face off for the first time in the Mashemeji Derby on August 26, 2017. PHOTOS/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26- Within a spell of slightly over a month, AFC Leopards suffered identical 3-0 losses at the hands of their bitter rivals Gor Mahia, first in a Kenyan Premier league tie in Nairobi while the second was 824km away in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during the Super Cup.The twin losses spur Ingwe on as they prepare to meet K’Ogalo for the third time this season, each of the two sides with contrasting campaigns so far.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is coming under increasing pressure, with many reports suggesting he could lose his job if the Blues are beaten by Liverpool this weekend.The Drivetime team want to know whether you feel sympathy for the ‘Special One’ or if you are revelling in his misery! Have your say below… 1 Jose Mourinho
Dusan Tadic in action for Southampton 1 Ronald Koeman has revealed there are no issues with Dusan Tadic, confirming that the Serbian midfielder has no plans to leave St Mary’s this summer.27-year-old Tadic moved to the South Coast before the start of last season, establishing himself as a key player under Koeman for the duration of the campaign.He played 37 games, scoring five goals and registering nine assists, proving his talent time and time again in the Premier League.Many considered the former FC Twente player to be a key figure for Koeman, but he has not had the same impact this time around.Tadic has started fewer games, leading to suggestions that he could be looking to leave this summer to revive his career.However, the Dutch manager has allayed such fears, confirming that there are no issues with Tadic and his commitment to the Saints.“For every player if he doesn’t start regularly it’s difficult,” Koeman explained.“You talk about what came out in the press, I spoke to Dusan and he was totally surprised.“He’s one of the players that if he has a problem he will talk to the manager. We have good contact.“There’s no problem at the moment and for next season we will see what happens.”Tadic was a guaranteed starter last season as there were fewer options Koeman could call upon, and the manager believes the Serb is making fewer starts this season because of greater strength in depth.Koeman added: “We have more players on the bench, more players who will not always start, and that’s the competition you like to have.“But there’s no problem, because if there was any problem he is one of the players who speaks to me and we have very good communication.“We have more competition in front now, Jay (Rodriguez) is back, Charlie (Austin) is here and Shane Long has developed fantastically this season in the last few months.“So that makes it more difficult for everybody: Mane was on the bench, Austin was on the bench, Pelle was on the bench.”
Donegal are making hard work of their clear favourites tag against Antrim in the semi-final of the Ulster Championship in Clones.Jim McGuinness will read the riot act at half-time.Jim McGuinness’ side started well with early points from Christy Toye and Darrach O’Connor and led comfortably 0-5 to 0-2 midway through the opening half.But the loss of Neil Gallagher through injury and a heavy marking presence on Michael Murphy turned the game around. Antrim sweeper Kevin O’Boyle is doing a great job mopping up the loose ball as Murphy finds himself frustrated.Antrim boss Paddy Bradley has set out his stall from the start with an onus on defence and catching Donegal on the break.Some would say they are playing Donegal at their very own game.Despite being on top, Donegal have been sloppy in their attacking play. A number of Donegal attacks have broken down with many attempts at points through the like of Murphy and Anthony Thompson falling short.For their part Antrim look more clinical when they do manage to break through the Donegal defence.Michael Murphy missed the opportunity to put his team in front as the sides went in 0-7 to 0-7 at the break.Donegal have had seven wides compared to Antrim’s three – a statistic which speaks for itself form the opening half.Needless to say the Donegal players should receive the hairdryer treatment from a certain Glenties man at the interval. ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL HALF-TIME: LACK LUSTRE DONEGAL FINDING ANTRIM HARD TO BREAK DOWN was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:AntrimdonegalUlster
Cardiff climbed off the foot of the Premier League by beating Fulham 4-2 to record a first win of the season.Fulham laid claim to the goal of the game through Andre Schurrle’s majestic early strike, but the league’s leakiest defence soon conceded twice to the excellent Josh Murphy and the energetic Bobby Reid.Highly-rated 18-year-old Ryan Sessegnon levelled before half-time with his first Premier League goal, but makeshift striker Callum Paterson restored Cardiff’s lead and substitute Kadeem Harris secured the victory three minutes from time.Manchester City 5-0 Burnley Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 6 It was a frustrating day for Joe Hart Southampton failed to score for the fourth successive Premier League game as they held high-flying Bournemouth to a 0-0 draw.Saints played their part in a tight encounter at the Vitality Stadium but struggled to create and have now gone 385 top-flight minutes without finding the net.Bournemouth, who maintained their unbeaten home record with the stalemate, were also guilty of lacking a cutting edge and needed 72 minutes to produce an effort on target. 6 Neil Warnock celebrates Cardiff’s victory There were goals galore as the Premier League returned with a bang on Saturday after the international break.Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs…Cardiff 4-2 Fulham Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Brighton piled more misery on Newcastle 6 6 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 6 RANKED Beram Kayal’s close-range finished handed Brighton a first Premier League away win in almost 12 months as they condemned Newcastle to a 1-0 defeat.There was a touch of fortune about Kayal’s 29th-minute strike as he deflected home Jose Izquierdo’s volley, on an afternoon when striker Glenn Murray left the field on a stretcher with a head injury.It left the Magpies without a win from their opening nine league fixtures, an unwelcome first, and having won just one of their last 15 games in all competition. It is their worst start to a Premier League season.Wolves 0-2 Watford BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Southampton failed to score yet again Rapid-fire Watford ended their winless run after two goals in 58 seconds secured a deserved 2-0 win at Wolves.The Hornets bagged their 50th Premier League win after Etienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra struck inside a minute midway through the first half at Molineux.It was Watford’s first win in six attempts and lifted them above Wolves into seventh.Defeat ended Wolves’ six-game unbeaten run as Watford breached a defence which had conceded one goal in their past seven games in all competitions.Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Lamela’s goal was the difference at the London Stadium Joe Hart endured a difficult return to the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City powered to a comfortable 5-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League.The former City goalkeeper earned a standing ovation and made a series of fine saves on his first return to the club with whom he won two league titles on Saturday.But it was hardly enough to stifle rampant City, who eased to another victory with goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.West Ham 0-1 Tottenham ADVICE 6 Erik Lamela marked his first Premier League start of the season by firing Tottenham to a 1-0 victory at West Ham.The Argentinian attacker was preferred to fit-again Christian Eriksen by manager Mauricio Pochettino and repaid that faith with a first-half winner.Victory in a feisty London derby meant a fourth straight league win for Spurs to lift them into the top four.However, back-to-back defeats for West Ham means their recent revival has hit the buffers, their promising start to the afternoon turning sour seven minutes before the interval.Newcastle 0-1 Brighton no dice Watford scored two quickfire goals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
A former Donegal GAA star was disqualified from driving for four years when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Tommy RyanTommy Ryan, 47, of Termon, Kilmacrennan was stopped by gardaí at Termon Church on September 17, last. He became abusive to gardaí and pushed garda Patrick Geraghty in the chest causing him to step back to regain his balance.Garda Geraghty told the court that Ryan resisted arrest and had to be handcuffed.The Garda revealed “I asked the driver to do a roadside breath test and he then stated that I knew him. I said I did not. He again said I knew him and said he was Tommy Ryan, the footballer. “He then stated ‘have you nothing better to be doing than catching me for nothing.’The court also heard that Ryan shouted at Garda Charlene Anderson: “F*** off you, it’s got nothing to do with you.”Garda Anderson later had to threaten Ryan with pepper spray in order for him to sit in the back seat of the patrol car.On the way to Letterkenny Garda Station Ryan made numerous comments about being a footballer adding “we should let him away with it” and “that we’d caught “the big one.”Ryan told gardaí to “go to the super’s office and get their pick of promotions” and then made reference to gardaí being out drinking.Ryan arrived at Letterkenny Garda Station and introduced to Garda Conor Molloy, the officer in charge. Ryan said that he would do nothing until he got in contact with his solicitor and refused to sign the custody record.He was led to the intoxiliser room at 2.04am where during his first attempt he blew too hard and the next two samples were too short. The court heard that he had chest problems.Barrister, Frank Martin said that Ryan apologised for his behaviour to gardaí. He also told the court that Ryan had volunteered to give a blood or urine sample which was confirmed by Garda Conor Molloy.Mr Martin said that Ryan had difficulty breathing into the machine.Inspector Goretti Sheridan said that the defence would have had to prove that the accused had medical records.Judge Paul Kelly disqualified Ryan for four years from July 31 and fined him €400 for failing to provide a breath sample. The disqualification period will start on July 31.Judge Kelly said that Ryan’s behaviour did him no credit at all. He added that gardaí have a difficult job to do and that should Ryan have taken the test he may well have brought himself into the alcohol limit.Judge Kelly added that if Ryan donated €350 to the Leaf Project in Raphoe he would strike out both the other charges.Ryan’s wife Eileen was also before the court charged with intoxication and threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour to which she pleaded guilty.She was also given the opportunity of donating €250 to the Leaf Project in RaphoeFORMER GAA STAR TOMMY RYAN DISQUALIFIED AFTER DRINK-DRIVING CASE was last modified: April 30th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:breath testdonegalGAALetterkenny District CourtTommy Ryan
Innovative Killygordon based company Mantis Cranes Ireland Ltd, are seeking a digital marketing professional to help implement the company’s forthcoming digital marketing strategy. Mantis Cranes Ireland Ltd and McMenamin Engineering are manufacturer of self-erecting cranes, access equipment and structural steel fabricators supplying construction markets in Ireland, England and international markets.The company now invites applications for the position of a Digital Marketing/Business Development Executive, based at the company’s HQ in Killygordon, Co. Donegal. Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with the senior management team, this opportunity exists for an individual seeking to enhance their career with a local company helping us develop our potential in both home and overseas markets.The position offers the right candidate the opportunity to develop further within the company and may lead to a position within the management team.The purpose of the position is to grow and increase brand awareness of The Mantis Group of Companies, using online and social media platforms as well as traditional marketing methods.The successful candidate will also have a role supporting the existing sales team in lead generation in both the Irish and UK markets. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Management and implementation of the company’s digital marketing strategy.• Responsibility for the development of marketing collateral in both digital and print media.• Support the existing sales team in lead generation.• Take responsibility for market research on new products.The successful candidate will have at a minimum a degree in Marketing or Digital Marketing, with 2 years relevant experience of digital marketing in a B2B environment. A good communicator with excellent verbal and written communications skills, you will be a team-player with the ability to motivate others. Demonstration of a can do positive approach and an ability to contribute to and work flexibly as part of a small team.A competitive salary will be offered to the right person.Closing date for applications is 31st October 2014Further details of the company and a detailed job description can be found at the Careers page of www.mantiscranes.ie Applications by email only to firstname.lastname@example.orgJOB VACANCY: DONEGAL BASED COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:BusinessJob Vacancyjobsnews