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Real Madrid couldn’t beat Real Sociedad and were five points behind Atlético de Simeone

Real Madrid would have had to win if they wanted to keep the chance to get close to the top of the Spanish championship. On.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMar 2nd, 2021

No Messi, no problem as Barca defeats Real Sociedad

MADRID—Barcelona started life without Lionel Messi by defeating Real Sociedad 4-2 in their La Liga opener at the Camp Nou on Sunday even if fans admitted it felt like “a leap into the unknown”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

FOOTBALL: Hazard starts as Real Madrid defeat Osasuna, Atleti scrape past Elche

by Tom ALLNUTT Real Madrid held their nerve to beat Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday as Eden Hazard made his first start since January, raising the possibility of Zinedine Zidane picking him for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea. After making a brief cameo off the bench in the first leg […] The post FOOTBALL: Hazard starts as Real Madrid defeat Osasuna, Atleti scrape past Elche appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Cebu Property Market Strengthens Anew

Cebu, the most affluent province in the Philippines, is piquing the interest of property seekers and investors anew, according to industry experts. Upmarket residential developments are now commanding high price points in Cebu as the pandemic reinvigorates demand nationwide for homes with bigger cuts. The rise of transport infrastructure developments has also unlocked real estate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 21st, 2022

French embassies in the UK and Spain begin receiving complaints from victims in the Champions League final

French embassies started in the UK and Spain This is Tuesday 7th June Receive complaints line from Liverpool and Real Madrid fans were drawn to.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2022

The Anthem of Curiosity, which is issued by the Champions Anthem before and after each match

Few days before we see UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool In Paris, which can be watched on TVE 1 and Movistar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

James on Nadine: ‘She’s always gonna be very special to me’

‘I think I was really dependent on a lot of things and when the pandemic hit, it got real — it just couldn’t be something that I was passionate about and then I could just show up once every while and do my thing and then disappear. I realized what I really want to do for a living takes a lot of work — you know, making music, running a music label, working with friends. I have to be professional about the things that I’m passionate about.’.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Alaves goals against Real Madrid (1-4). Video

Editorial Mediotiempo Mexico City / 14.08.2021 17:07:45 From home and generate expectations, and thus the beginning real Madrid In the 2021-2022 season this is from.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Paris Saint-Germain will play the last captains of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the same dressing room

This will be the first time in the past 30 years that the leaders of Real Madrid and Barcelona have played together at club level.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Villar Group kicks off Phl’s first, biggest virtual property expo

It is all systems go for the Villar Group and its latest digital endeavor, The ViCon. The ViCon short for Villar Group Convention is the Philippines’ first and biggest virtual property exposition that will showcase the Group’s complete real property offerings from various price points across the Philippines whether it’s a dream home, solid investment, […] The post Villar Group kicks off Phl’s first, biggest virtual property expo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Sergio Ramos says goodbye to Real Madrid in tears

in tears Sergio Ramos Said goodbye this Thursday to Real Madrid, The team in which he had amassed a legendary record and is leaving after.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Liza Soberano recalls real-life experience with so-called kapre

Even a "kapre" couldn't help but be mesmerized by Liza Soberano's beauty......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Real Madrid | David Ancelotti, this is Carlo’s son and his technical assistant

Real Madrid confirmed, yesterday, the return of Carlo Ancelotti to the bench. More than six years after his departure, the Italian coach will lead the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Messi weaves magic anew

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Lionel Messi scored his fastest league goal as a substitute as his strike 136 seconds after coming on inspired Barcelona to a 3-2 victory over Real Betis on Sunday. Messi was among several key players rested, with Ronald Koeman seemingly prioritizing Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semifinal against Sevilla ahead of Barca’s […] The post Messi weaves magic anew appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

Coffin stored in break room as Los Angeles funeral home overwhelmed

A corpse in the break room. Embalmed bodies in the garage.  During AFP’s visit, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the funeral home employee break room beyond the front desk Boyd Funeral Home, a small family business in Los Angeles, is so overflowing with Covid-19 victims it has begun turning away customers for the first time in its history. “The weekend before I turned down 16 families that I couldn’t do services for,” said owner Candy Boyd.  “It’s sad. But that’s pretty much how it is now.” In the past two weeks, as coronavirus has slammed Los Angeles, some 80 percent of the deceased passing through her doors died from Covid. One-in-10 residents of the nation’s second largest city has been infected since the pandemic began, with nearly 300 people dying daily last week as the virus surges. At Boyd’s reception desk, the phones keep ringing, mostly going unanswered as her overwhelmed staff have abandoned setting appointments and now tell customers to just show up and get in line. She is even receiving calls from desperate families in other counties more than an hour’s drive away.  Many hospital morgues are also full, with local coroners using refrigerated trucks to accommodate the victim load and some cemeteries warning of two week waiting lists. “Things are getting more and more out of control,” said Boyd. During AFP’s visit this week, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the employee break room beyond the front desk. It had been there for a week. “This room is our lunch area, however, we are having to use this room for space for caskets,” said the owner. “We’ve done the services but the cemetery is so backed up… we have to hold them here until they have time to do the burial.” – Bodies in the garage – Like much of surrounding South Los Angeles, the Westmont neighborhood is mainly inhabited by Black and Latino working class communities living in densely populated homes. These demographics have been hit particularly hard by Covid, with mortality rates two or three times higher than nearby affluent communities. Boyd’s funeral home cold storage room has been consistently full. Two weeks ago, Boyd brought in craftsmen to erect two large wooden structures in the company’s garage to store embalmed bodies. “He hasn’t even gotten a chance to really finish because we needed (to store) these,” she said, pointing to corpses wrapped in body bags lying on the rough shelves. “I would never imagined having to build that in my wildest dreams.” Some funeral homes have reported a shortage of coffins due to lack of wood, though Boyd’s supplier has kept up with orders so long as they are placed early enough. – ‘Nightmares’ – Worried about her five staff catching the virus at the start of the pandemic, Boyd initially refused to accept Covid victims. “I was having nightmares. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep,” she recalled.  Boyd has since created safety protocols and now feels comfortable dealing with the influx, although she insists it is “not about the money.” “It’s about helping families and helping them get through this crisis,” she said. “It takes a toll on me every day, I’m dealing with this,” Boyd added. “And I have to keep a stolid face because I have to be there for the family.”  Sometimes, customers are people she has long known personally. Other times, Boyd encounters families who still refuse to wear masks or respect physical distance, even as they make arrangements to bury their loved ones.  “The numbers don’t lie. It’s true. It’s real,” said Boyd of the disease. Cases in California have more than doubled since early December to 2.8 million. “If you don’t take it serious,” she warned an AFP journalist, “you could be one of the people that are in my back row back there, you know!”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Barca reach Spanish Super Cup final after Ter Stegen penalty heroics

Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s heroics ensured Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad on penalties on Wednesday to reach the Spanish Super Cup final, without the injured Lionel Messi. Messi was watching on as Ter Stegen did his best to fill the void in Cordoba, the goalkeeper immense both in the shoot-out and during normal time, which had […] The post Barca reach Spanish Super Cup final after Ter Stegen penalty heroics appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Real Madrid defeats Celta to take Liga top spot

Madrid---Real Madrid jumped to the top of La Liga on Saturday with a 2-0 home victory over in-form Celta Vigo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

Barcelona, Real Madrid both lose ahead of Clasico

Real Madrid and Barcelona will each head into the Clasico next weekend on the back of a defeat after La Liga’s two title favorites were punished for slack performances on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at halftime but could not spark a lethargic Madrid into life as his team fell 1-0 at home to […] The post Barcelona, Real Madrid both lose ahead of Clasico appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

NBA and its fans are the real winners

Three takeaways from the Boston Celtics’ 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals: 1. Celtics say no to 3-0 OK, so the Celtics beat the Heat. But the real winners were the NBA and most of its fans, when you stop to consider the alternative. Imagine this […] The post NBA and its fans are the real winners appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Always About the People

“Solid!” That was the only reaction, or lack thereof, that I could muster after that first breakaway slam of Kiefer Ravena’s UAAP collegiate basketball career over the outstretched arms of UST’s foreign center, Karim Abdul. Moments before, you could see Kiefer was going to go hard, as it was a one-on-one breakaway and he had the speed advantage over Abdul, who was hot on his heels. Little did I know that he was going to go for that highlight that would announce his entry into college basketball. That reaction, that loss for words, can pretty much sum up my past 10 years of covering college basketball for ABS-CBN Sports.  They first asked me to write about my most memorable UAAP game coverage; but I must confess, I was never really good at remembering exact details of games, unlike some of my fellow sportscasters, or even coaches I know, who remember almost detail for detail, or play by play. My memories come in highlights, or sometimes even just flashes of good or memorable plays.  I remember a 6’8”, 18-year old Ben Mbala, whom we first saw a glimpse of while Anton Roxas and I were covering the CESAFI league in the hot and humid Cebu Coliseum, sometime around 2012. He was playing for the Southwestern University Cobras, wasn’t as built and polished as when he was with DLSU, but you could already see the raw talent and athleticism. Fast forward a few years, I remember well how he took the UAAP by storm, with his monster dunks, and how he piloted La Salle to a championship while winning league MVP in Season 79.  I remember the heralded rookie season of Kiefer Ravena in the men’s division, after a storied juniors career. Kiefer won Rookie of the Year honors and helped lead Ateneo to two more titles to round up their 5-peat, before it was Jeron Teng’s turn to lead the Green Archers to a championship over his elder brother Jeric and the UST Growling Tigers.  I remember Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and his back-to-back MVP seasons. He was arguably the most complete college player during that time. It was painful to see his team fall short especially during his second MVP year. The Bulldogs made history the year after though, with Alfred Aroga, Troy Rosario, and Gelo Alolino now at the helm, winning the school’s first ever championship after more than forty years. I would argue that the past decade saw some of the brightest UAAP college basketball stars, both local and foreign, take to the hard court. It would almost be unfair to start naming them because I’ll surely end up leaving some names worthy enough to be mentioned. But we all remember Greg Slaughter, Ryan Buenafe, RR Garcia, Terence Romeo, Mac Belo, RR Pogoy, Roi Sumang, Charles Mamie, Alex Nuyles, Jericho Cruz, Papi Sarr, Jeron Teng, Jason Perkins, Aljun Melecio, Kiefer and Thirdy, Bobby Ray, Alfred Aroga, Kevin Ferrer, Karim Abul, Jeric Teng, Ange Kuoame, Matt and Mike Nieto, Paul Desiderio, Juan GDL, and the list goes on and on… all of them making their mark in the UAAP the past ten years. Aside from the highlights, there were the more mundane, behind-the-scenes memories, especially covering out-of-town games when we used to do the CESAFI and the PCCL. That was basketball coverage at its purest. There was a time we traveled to Lanao Del Sur to cover the Mindanao regional selection of the PCCL. Lanao was about another two to three hour drive from Cagayan de Oro along a dark highway with trees and mountains all around; and where there was only one mall in the entire town. Or when we traveled by van to La Union to cover the north regional selection of the PCCL… or even staying a whole week at the Cebu Grand Hotel, for the VisMin regional selection. Coverages then were bare bones: no real-time stats or live graphics, and I would even sometimes have to tally the points and rebounds of each player in-game on my notebook just so that I’d have some semblance of stats to mention on the coverage. Still, those games were so much fun because the players, getting their first shot at national TV coverage, would leave everything out on the floor.  In a year or so, both the UAAP and the NCAA will announce their respective new homes, and new broadcast teams will have the privilege of covering the best collegiate basketball players in the country. That’s how the ball bounces. I’m a firm believer that in life there are seasons, and a perfect time for everything. I’m just thankful for the opportunities thrown my way. If you were to ask me why the coverage of the UAAP helped build the league into what it is today, my answer would be simple: it was always about the people. At the end of the day, what makes the UAAP and its coverage great are the stories of the people that play, coach, officiate, cover, and run the games. It’s not really about the championships or the awards, but rather the challenges, hardships, and journeys of each of the individuals that brought them there.  And it is also about the directors, producers, cameramen, reporters and make-up artists that make sure that the audience sees what is supposed to be seen – the winning basket, a fan’s priceless reaction, the agony in defeat, and the glory of victory. It’s what Boom Gonzalez or Mico Halili would always say, that our job as anchors and analysts is to tell the people watching at home the story of what is happening in the game in the best way possible.  I just want to tip my hat to all the people that allowed us to do our jobs the best way possible. From our directors, producers, cameramen, floor directors, fellow panelists, courtside reporters, league officials, statisticians, make-up artists, and all those people behind the scenes whom we worked with, know that we were able to give our best because of you; and the UAAP coverage will not be what it is if not for all of your hard work and dedication.  It was, is, and will always be about the people. Marco Benitez was the team captain for the Ateneo Blue Eagles when they won the UAAP Season 65 men's seniors basketball title in 2002. Marco eventually covered collegiate basketball as analyst for ABS-CBN Sports starting in 2010. He is presently the President of the Philippine Women's University (PWU)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Cormier

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship at UFC 252. Miocic (20-3) swept the scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 to stake his claim as perhaps the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. “I'm happy to cement my legacy,” Miocic said. Miocic tagged Cormier with a vicious poke to his left eye late in the third round that sent the challenger staggering to his corner. Cormier's eye was about swollen shut, but he gamely fought on the final two rounds in the main event of UFC 252 at the UFC APEX complex in Las Vegas “I can't see anything out of my left eye,” Cormier said. “It's black.” Miocic said he apologized to Cormier for the poke. “I totally poked him in the eye, my bad," Miocic said. Cormier was taken to the hospital after the bout. There was no immediate word about his condition. The 41-year-old Cormier (22-3, 1 NC) is a former two-division champion and has already cemented his status as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in UFC history. The amiable Cormier, who has found his niche as a successful broadcaster, had vowed to retire after Saturday and end a career in which 10 of his last 11 fights were fought with a championship on the line. Cormier said he stood by his decision to retire. He won the first fight between the two but dropped two straight to Miocic. “I’m not interested in fighting for anything but titles and I don’t imagine there’s going to be a title in the future,” Cormier said. “That will be it for me. I’ve had a long run, it’s been great, I just fought my last fight for a heavyweight championship and it was a pretty good fight.” UFC President Dana White had said Francis Ngannou was next in line for a heavyweight title shot. “Great performance to both guys. ... Congrats to Stipe on the performance. See you soon,” Ngannou tweeted. Jon Jones, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, tried to stir the pot on social media by teasing a challenge to Miocic. “Heavyweight world championships I will be seeing you real soon. Victorious,” Jones tweeted. Miocic nearly got the finish at the end of the second round and had Cormier in trouble until time ran out. “One hundred percent I would have finished him,” Miocic said. Cormier knocked out Miocic at UFC 226 in the first round in their 2018 bout to win the heavyweight belt. Miocic defeated Cormier last August in the rematch at UFC 241. The winner of this bout could make an argument as the greatest heavyweight champion in UFC history. Miocic has plenty left in the tank to keep cementing his legacy as the best big man UFC has seen inside the cage. “Great heavyweight fight!! #UFC252 #TeamStipe,” Lakers star LeBron James tweeted. Cormier finished with a 1-2 mark against Miocic and a losing mark against Jones. Cormier lost both fights to Jones, though the second one was overturned when Jones failed a doping test. The result was changed to a no contest. Miocic, who continues to work shifts for the Valley View (Ohio) Fire Department, has won eight of his last night fights. “I don't get any special treatment,” Miocic said. “I'm just one of the dudes.” The only thing missing was the crowd. UFC hasn't missed a beat during the pandemic and continued to run some of its most successful shows over the last few years. But no doubt a packed and crazed crowd would have added another dimension to the epic trilogy. White said UFC will return to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. “I don't see fans happening any time soon,” White said. “I'm not even thinking about it.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020