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Umaga takes blame for Tokyo blue

first_imgPhoto by: RENEE MCKAY/ GETTY IMAGES (Blues coach Tana Umaga). With both teams out of playoff contention, the last-placed Japanese side scored eight tries to three and ran the woeful visitors ragged on their way to a commanding 48-21 victory on a scorching afternoon in Tokyo on Saturday.The Sunwolves, who had just one other win this year and came into the match having conceded 146 points in two big losses in South Africa, trailed by 14 towards the end of the first half before rattling off 41 unanswered points and keeping the visitors scoreless in the second spell.The Blues simply couldn’t live with the pace and ambition the Filo Tiatia-coached team played with, wilting under waves of unrelenting pressure as the mercury reached a furnace-like 42 degrees.While he acknowledged the attitude of Sunwolves had been far better, Umaga felt his decision to take his team to Japan 12 days early in an attempt to acclimatise to the sweltering temperatures had played a significant role.”I have to look at myself before I start looking at the players and that performance,” a downcast Blues coach said.”It’s how I prepare them during the week, what I have done to really help them and have I helped them enough. I can’t play but I can have an influence with how they prepare and motivating them.”We did what we thought was right but clearly it wasn’t. We can’t go pointing fingers at players and what they are doing, we’ve got to look at ourselves and what can we take out of this.”Although they were already resigned to finishing fifth and last in the New Zealand conference, lack of motivation was not an excuse for the Auckland-based franchise.The contest was the 99th and last for the Blues for prop Charlie Faumuina, who is joining French club Toulouse, while loose-forward Steven Luatua was making his 76th appearance before heading for England to link up with Bristol.Umaga said not sending the departing duo off in the appropriate manner was the hardest thing to take, followed closely by the feeling it left them with after an overall campaign that had also included seven wins and, at times, some promising signs.”It’s that old adage that everyone remembers your last performance and it’s not a good one for us going into the end of the season.”The best thing for us is to look at ourselves … it’s definitely one we’ll debrief; we need to take the learnings.”It’s also just a realisation that we are where we are at the moment because of these inconsistencies we are showing, not being able to get on the front foot in games we’re actually meant to do well in.”That is attitude, preparation and mindset. And we’ve got to keep pushing on that.”It wasn’t all doom and gloom from the Blues coach.He still assessed the entire season as a step forward from last year and felt it was important one poor performance did not stop them from looking ahead in a positive fashion.And while it was frustrating to not be taking those steps at a faster rate, Umaga said he had every intention of seeing out the third and final year on his current contract.”I’m positive in what I can do and confident in my ability, I have to be otherwise I shouldn’t be here.”I’ll see that [final year] out and who knows what happens after that. We all realise this is a results driven game.”As long as we are improving hopefully I keep putting those opportunities up for myself.”Sunwolves 48 (Tim Lafaele 3, Keisuke Uchida, Ryohei Yamanaka, Kaito Shigeno, Yoshita Tokunaga tries, penalty try, Yu Tamura 2 con, Jumpei Ogura con) Blues 21 (James Parsons, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Michael Collins tires, Ihaia West 3 con). Halftime: 14-21.last_img read more

Biggar, Halfpenny and Williams return to Wales’ starting XV

first_imgNumber 10 Biggar has not featured in Wales’ opening two rounds, a comprehensive win over Scotland and a narrow loss to England, due to a shoulder problem, but he returns to earn his 61st cap.Fellow British and Irish Lions Williams and Halfpenny also make the team, the former having featured and scored for Saracens against Sale Sharks on Friday to step up his comeback from an abdominal injury, while the latter was a late withdrawal against England due to an infected foot.Winger George North remains among the replacements with Gareth Anscombe also on the bench, but Rhys Patchell – singled out as a weak link by England coach Eddie Jones before the match at Twickenham – misses out altogether, as does Josh Adams.Taulupe Faletau does not make the matchday squad despite having been declared available on Monday in a fully-fit squad.TEAM NEWS Wales welcome back @lionsofficial trio Dan Biggar, Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams for #IREvWAL. Croeso nol i Lewod Halfpenny, Williams a Biggar i wynebu Iwerddon dydd Sadwrn. pic.twitter.com/MDgRyrrmGM— Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) February 20, 2018″It is great to be able to bring so much experience back into the starting XV and into the backline,” head coach Warren Gatland, who will take charge of Wales for the 100th time, said about his selection for the match in Dublin.”It is the first week we have had everyone in the ‘green’ in terms of availability which is a nice luxury to have and a positive ahead of what is a very important Test match against a very good Ireland side.”We have been pleased with the depth we have developed in the back three and pleased with how those players have gone, but having the experience of Dan, Liam and Leigh coming back in is hugely important.”We have been pleased with how the forward pack has been going and how they have worked as a unit but as always there is pressure for them to perform too.” Wales XV: Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Justin Tipuric, Aled Davies, Gareth Anscombe, George North Photo Getty Images. Caption: Wales fly-half Dan Biggarlast_img read more

Malaga continues to breathe. The shadow of the Al Thani is no longer elongated

first_imgA growing Malaga. Málaga have only lost one of their last 14 games since they were defeated on November 17 (2019) by Alcorcón in Santo Domingo. Since then, five victories (four of them with Sergio Pellicer and one with Victor), eight draws (three with Pellicer and five with Victor) and the only defeat that, so far, leads the Nules coach, who was ratified until the end in season by the judicial administrator, José María Muñoz. In all this time the team has grown in strength and reliability and conveys feelings that, shortly after things smile, it can aspire to more than suffer.Pellicer’s humility. Since its arrival Malaga has won four games, tied three and lost only one. 15 points out of 24 possible that have injected optimism into a hobby that, after a time of heavy suffering begins to breathe. And more now that the horrific president / tweeter, his idle children, and the sinister CEO, Richard Shaheen, have been removed from the club’s management. Pellicer maintains his speech based on what he calls, ‘the three axes’. “Humility, honesty and honesty”. This is the way for the “three axes” to be “Hip-hip-hurray” at the end of the season.Al Thani and Shaheen. The sheikh, in his parallel world of levitation and mysticism, pretends that Shaheen resumes his functions in the club so that they do not laugh, control the judicial administrator. Yes friends. Shaheen. A gray suit liquidator who was walking with his dog repellent as if La Rosaleda was his farmhouse. And that when he did not order club staff to show the can of the American. Offers for the club. A lot of noise and …. As it could not be less, they do not stop leaving conatos of offers to buy the Malaga. Pray the American way. Pray another American way. 0ra the Qatari way. Pray the Malaga route … as a listener of the Cadena Ser de Málaga commented on Sunday during the Blue and Whites’ match in Las Palmas. “A lot of track and little train.” To all this. It is interesting to await BlueBay movements, which won 49% of Al Thani’s 97.19 and club management. It is necessary to emphasize the prudence of this hotel company. Munir, again savior. We fear that Malaga will miss this great goalkeeper of Melilla, a Moroccan international. Although he is reminded of his two afternoon tricks against Deportivo, Malaga came to that promotion for stops that made it possible to play that promotion, He avoided Las Palmas 2-0 and in the next play, 1-1 of Lombán. He ends contract on June 30. It won’t be easy for him to stay.Dani Pacheco. The Slate is a player with unlimited talent that we always expect more. This he said after the Gran Canaria game. “The point is positive, adding away from home in this League is not easy. We brought a dynamic of nine out of nine and we continue adding, it’s fine. Munir has saved us. We have a very good dynamic, we are very well, we are happy and We believe in what we do”.Lombán consolidates. Watching David Lombán play regularly is another great news of this reborn Malaga post-Al Thani. The Avilés scored in Las Palmas and is already the most leading scorer of the team with three goals. One in Zaragoza that was worth one point, another to Racing (2-0) and Friday’s in Gran Canaria. The center has helped with his goals to add five interesting points. Everything matters.From the plane to the training. Upon landing in Malaga from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the team went to the Annex to conduct a light training session. Recovery work. Pellicer has granted rest until Tuesday to prepare Sunday’s game against Real Zaragoza.Cifu and the competition. The career of the Grenadian of Zújar is a continuous struggle to overcome. It cost him a world to stay in Malaga and win the job. But he was injured and is now pressed by Ishmael, who looks like he is the right side of the future. Cifu, who has recently been the father of a beautiful girl, Jimena, reflected in this way. “I had to leave, now to try to help the team and regain confidence. It is never easy to leave, we must continue adding and working. Now we have to wait and continue working for when the opportunity comes to give everything. Next rivals? Two hard teams that are not going to make it easy, but we grow at home with that plus of the fans. Let’s face it. “Al Thani’s shadow is no longer so happily lengthened. The squeaky sheikh is still unaware of the rejection that his figure produces among the vast majority of Málaga’s fans. Congratulations from other clubs (yes, unofficial and in private) are unanimous. Nobody wants Malaga to disappear whose life is better without this family of tweeters.last_img read more

Chelsea thrash Man City 5-1 in FA Cup

first_imgLONDON (AP):Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 5-1 victory against an under-strength Manchester City side yesterday, while London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham also advanced.Palace defeated Tottenham 1-0 and West Ham came from behind to thrash second-tier Blackburn 5-1.At Stamford Bridge, City manager Manuel Pellegrini showed that the focus was on his side’s Champions League last 16 first-leg match against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday – handing five players their debut.”I have 13 (fit) players. I cannot take the risk to have one more player injured” Pellegrini said, when asked if he had devalued the FA Cup by fielding a weakened team. “I think we did the correct thing.”Defeat ended City’s chance of an unlikely quadruple, while Chelsea head for a quarter-final against Everton – the team they beat in the 2009 FA Cup final, during Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink’s first spell in charge.When Chelsea took the lead after 35 minutes, it was two of Pellegrini’s senior players – rather than the youngsters – who were at fault.Diego Costa was allowed space on the six-yard box between Aleksandar Kolarov and Martin Demichelis and, when Eden Hazard hooked the ball across goal, Costa had as much time as he liked to stoop and head powerfully past Willy Caballero.The lead only lasted two minutes. City forward Kelechi Iheanacho received a pass on the right and spread the ball into Chelsea’s six-yard area. Cesar Azpilicueta tried to clear, but David Faupala stretched out a leg in anticipation and scored a debut goal.COINS THROWNAs he celebrated with teammates in the corner of the pitch, coins were thrown at the City players from the stand where Chelsea fans sat.”There were coins thrown to the Man City players in their celebration,” Hiddink said. “We condemn it. I condemn it strongly. Those people, they should not come into stadiums.”Faupala’s goal marked an encouraging first half for City’s youngsters, but Chelsea’s experience proved too much after the break.Hazard, whose movement and passing resembled the player who propelled Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, threaded in Willian in the 48th and he finished ruthlessly, lashing the ball fiercely past Caballero and into the far corner.Five minutes later, Chelsea added a third when Fernandinho made a feeble attempt to clear Willian’s corner, and Gary Cahill fired in from the edge of the area.Hazard then marked his impressive display with a goal, whipping a free kick low past Caballero in the 67th, before substitute Bertrand Traore scored with a header in the 89th.It could have been a heavier defeat for City, but Caballero saved a 75th minute penalty from Oscar.”It is a boost in the confidence for the players. We are making steps (forward),” Hiddink said. “There is not much left in the league for Chelsea, to be honest, so we focus on the games in the FA Cup.”Elsewhere, Crystal Palace dumped London rival Tottenham out of the competition.Martin Kelly hit the decisive goal for Palace at White Hart Lane just before half-time, controlling a pass from Wilfried Zaha before firing past Michel Vorm.Tottenham came close to equalising in the second half, through Christian Eriksen, who was denied by a smart save from Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, and Alan Pardew’s side held on for a narrow victory.”It wasn’t our day,” Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said. “There are a lot of disappointed lads in the dressing room, but we will move on.”West Ham avoided a fifth-round upset with a 5-1 comeback victory at Blackburn.Ben Marshall put the hosts ahead with a low, left-footed strike after 20 minutes, but Victor Moses equalised six minutes later.Dimitri Payet then put West Ham ahead with a free kick, and Emmanuel Emenike struck twice in the second half, before Payet got his second in stoppage time.Chris Taylor was sent off for Blackburn and Cheikhou Kouyate for West Ham, both in the second half.”After the first 20 minutes, we played fantastic,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. “We played really great football and it looked easy.”Crystal Palace are away to Reading after yesterday’s quarter-final draw, while West Ham will play the winner of today’s tie between Manchester United and third-tier Shrewsbury.last_img read more

Alyssa Valdez relishes chance to train alongside former rivals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Moreover, @AlyssaValdez2 said that she’s excited to be handled by a multi-titled mentor like coach RDJ. pic.twitter.com/X8tU0C6Gg2— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018 De Jesus assures no favoritism as 8 La Salle players attend first day of tryouts The three-time UAAP MVP is looking forward for more chances to share the floor with the country’s top volleyball talents as they gear up for two major international tournaments this year.Second phase of the tryout is on April 18, with more names expected to attend the session.“I’m looking forward to teaming up with Sisi (Rondina) and the other UAAP players. For sure, there are a lot of talented players who are in shape and I’m sure that they can contribute. Hopefully, we see them in the next tryouts,” he said.“We all have a wish and that is to be complete and have a longer time to prepare so that we can have a good showing when we represent the country.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “From Ara Galang to Cha Cruz to Tyang Aby (Maraño) to Kianna Dy, from the recent to those who played in the UAAP before, they all have the experience and they all want to serve the country,” said Valdez.It was also a reunion of sorts as Valdez once again teamed up with former UST High running mate Kim Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The last time I played with her is back in the SEA Games and it feels good. Kim is very chill, but she wants to see the fire and your passion every time you step on the court. It’s really exciting every time I get a chance to play with her,” he said..@AlyssaValdez2 shares her thoughts on today’s tryouts. pic.twitter.com/S4qOWaD2Ad— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018Valdez had a chance to partner with Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy, and Majoy Baron in the two-set scrimmage as the national team got the ground running under new coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not everyday that Alyssa Valdez gets to play with her former rivals.But with the national team once again opening its doors, the former Ateneo star is pouncing on the rare chance to play alongside former and current La Salle players.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

RADIO MONROVIA BACK IN FULL SWING, After Relocation

first_imgThe Radio Monrovia 92.1 FM, which was off the airwaves for about four months due to its relocation, has finally reappeared in full swing with various educational, informative and entertaining programs aimed at maintaining peace and freedom of speech in the country.The owner of the radio station, Mr. Charles A. Snetter, made the disclosure yesterday, during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia.Mr. Snetter said their relocation from Newport Street in Monrovia to Oldroad, Sinkor near the Haywood Mission School was to find a new site for better coverage.He established the station in 1993, during the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) of Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, when the nation was in a civil crisis. According to him, the station at the time played its part by informing both the people of Liberia and international community about happenings in Liberia.                                                         He further mentioned that the   new site has given them a far better broadcast coverage   with a new construction of a 70-foot Broadcast Tower and a 6000 Kilowatt Transmitter.Mr. Snetter assured his station’s listeners that as soon as they add the central electrical system, the station will broadcast for 24 hours daily.Currently they are only broadcasting for 19 hours. He then commended their listeners and supporters for their gestures, which enable them (Radio Monrovia Family) to get back on air.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR HOST BUNDORAN IN CRUCIAL DONEGAL SFC CLASH THIS WEEKEND

first_imgPaddy McBrearty will be hoping he can fire Kilcar into the last eight when they host Bundoran on Saturday evening.Kilcar GAA NotesClub MeetingThere is a club meeting this Wednesday at 9pm in the Tea Rooms, Towney. 2014 ChampionshipOur Seniors and Reserves had double disappointments against St Michaels last Sunday in a very breezy Towney they now have must win matches against Bundoran this Saturday also in Towney to have any chance of progressing to the quarter finals.The reserve match is at 4pm and the senior match is at 5:30pm the same parking restrictions as last Sunday will be in place.Training Ground Development On-going works continue on the new training pitch in Towney ongoing progress can be viewed on our website.UnderageHard luck to our Under 13’s who lost out to Four Masters in the League Semi Final on a final score Cill Chartha 1-17 Four Masters 6-06 and to our Under 16’s who lost in the county semi-final to Bundoran by 1-15 to 0-09.Club AppWe have now over 120 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha. 1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,400 this week’s numbers were 1, 4, 14 and 28 winners were: €50 Orán Doogan (Bavin), Marie Cunningham (Kille) and €20 Noel McGinley (Cashlings).Lotto Plus numbers 5, 9, 21 and 22 there was no winner. BingoClub Bingo winners were €250 Annette Moore, €170 Mary Tuberty, €150 Rosaleen Boyle, €105 Marie McShane, €80 Margaret Ann McBrearty, €70 Rose McFadden, Michael Doherty and Ann Ginley. The Jackpot on Sunday is €2,950 on 45 numbers.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAWeb: www.clgchillchartha.comFB: www.facebook.com/cillcharthagaaTwitter: www.twitter.com/kilcargaaGAA NEWS: KILCAR HOST BUNDORAN IN CRUCIAL DONEGAL SFC CLASH THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 7th, 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Hosts Home Opener Against Baylor on Friday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University women’s soccer team will kick off its home opener against Baylor at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 at the Cownie Sports Complex. The matchup will be the first between the schools.Baylor was picked to finish second in the Big 12 this season and was slotted No. 14 nationally in the preseason coaches’ poll. The Bears earned a 4-2 victory over Northwestern State in their first game of the year.Drake lost its first two matches of the season at Colorado and Denver, respectively. Both matches were 2-0. The Bulldogs were picked second in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

England reduced to 81/5 in 3rd Test

first_imgAustralia appeared headed for victory in the third Ashes Test on Saturday with Mike Hussey scoring 116 and England collapsing to 81 for five wickets in their second innings at stumps on the third day.Australias Michael Hussey his century in Perth on Saturday. Photo by APWith two days left, England are chasing an improbable 391 to win at the WACA ground and retain the Ashes.Mitchell Johnson, who wrecked the England first innings with 6-38, took 2-28. Ryan Harris removed Paul Collingwood for 11 off the last ball of the day – well caught by Steve Smith at third slip – to finish the day with 2-22.In the first innings Australia scored 268 and England 187.Australia resumed the day on 119-3 in its second innings. Hussey’s second century of the series and a 113-run stand with Shane Watson (95) dominated play before Australia lost the last five wickets for 33 runs.England fast bowler Chris Tremlett took 5-87 for his maiden five-wicket haul in a Test innings to celebrate his Test recall after three years.The 35-year-old Hussey has scored 517 runs at an average of more than 100 in five Test innings, including three half centuries.Hussey pulled Tremlett to the square leg boundary for his 13th boundary and raced towards the players’ dressing room punching the air in celebration.Under pressure to keep his place in the side before the series opener in Brisbane, Hussey started with 195, and scored 93 and 52 in the second Test loss in Adelaide, and 61 here in the first innings.Earlier, opener Watson was trapped lbw by Tremlett, falling five runs short of his first Ashes hundred. Watson hit 11 fours in his four-hour innings.advertisementSmith, Australia’s new No. 6 batsman, contributed 36 runs in a 75-run stand with Hussey as England toiled in the afternoon before Tremlett gave the tourists something to cheer.Recalled to replace the injured Stuart Broad, Tremlett followed up his first innings 3-63 with his career-best haul in his fourth Test.Any hopes England had of forcing an unlikely win was again undermined by superb Australian swing bowling.Cook was trapped lbw by Harris for 13. Three overs later, England captain Strauss followed an out swinger from Johnson and gave Australia captain Ricky Ponting a simple catch at second slip.Kevin Pieterson struggled for 40 minutes, and then sent Ben Hilfenhaus’ delivery to first slip Watson as England struggled to 55 for three.England lost Jonathan Trott (31) and Collingwood in the space of seven balls.Two years ago, South Africa successfully chased 414 and won by six wickets here, but history is very much against England.England won the second Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs. England lead the five-match Test series 1-0.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal returns to top of ATP rankings

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadal has been No. 1 for 197 weeks through eight different stints at the top. Federer leads the all-time list with 310 weeks.Federer stayed third in the rankings, behind Novak Djokovic and ahead of Daniil Medvedev.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceNadal has a 51-6 record and has won four titles this season, including the French Open and the U.S. Open. He also reached the Australian Open final.He is looking to seal the year-end top ranking for the fifth time. LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Showdown: Michigan St-Kentucky, Kansas-Duke tip-off season View comments Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)MADRID — Rafael Nadal is back at the top of the ATP rankings, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since November 2018.The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the second-oldest No. 1 player. Roger Federer led the rankings at the age of 36 last year.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Rice industry paralysis Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img read more