Horn defends WBO welterweight title with 11th round TKO of Corcoran

first_imgView comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It was Horn’s first fight since his unanimous decision upset over eight-division champion Pacquiao in front of more than 51,000 fans in an outdoor afternoon fight at nearby Suncorp Stadium in July in the “Battle of Brisbane.”READ: Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no flukeFEATURED 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 folkHorn, now unbeaten in 19 bouts, is hoping the win at the Brisbane Convention Centre sets him up for a fight against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas next year.The early rounds were close with Corcoran continually walking forward, but Horn landed enough punches to lead before he started to find his range in the seventh. 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 MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BRISBANE, Australia — Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday against Gary Corcoran.The Australian former school teacher won by technical knockout in the 11th round when the referee stopped the fight with Corcoran bleeding from a deep cut above his left eye.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA Season 43 Preview: As injuries heal, Magnolia banks on chemistry in title chase “He definitely pushed me,” Horn said. “I felt my timing was a bit off, but I got him in the end.”The England-based Corcoran (17-2) said he had too many cuts.“Fair play to Jeff. He is a good fighter,” Corcoran said. “I’ll be back. Learn from it. I’ll come again.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Aces pound Gin Kings

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanking on a big third quarter, the Aces bombarded the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings from inside and out to score a 97-83 victory on Sunday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo, signaling the return to form of the traditional powerhouse that lingered in mediocrity the past two conferences.It was the third straight win after two losses for the Aces, who made the most out of the Gin Kings’ lack in size to book the most impressive win of their run that coach Alex Compton hopes would open the gates for their return to the list of elite teams.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “There’s a small person in Greg Slaughter who didn’t play and I think he would have had an impact in this game,” Compton said in jest, referring to the absence of the 7-foot center, who suited up but was kept on the bench by coach Tim Cone because of a strained hamstring.“You have to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.”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 folkThe Kings absorbed a second straight defeat in a 2-2 card, the same record of idle GlobalPort.Next up for Alaska is Blackwater on Saturday and Compton is bracing for an “exciting game.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Manuel regaining his old form for streaking Aces LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “That’s not a team you look forward to playing anymore, because they already have the pieces,” said Compton.In the first game, TNT Ka-Tropa found its rhythm early with Troy Rosario leading the way, pouncing on Meralco’s manpower woes to carve out an easy 99-81 victory that put the Texters back in the upper half.Rosario dropped six triples on the way to 22 points as the Texters pulled away early and never relented on the way to rising to 3-2 overall and dealing the Bolts a third straight defeat after a season-opening victory.Meralco missed power forwards Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, and aside from their size, the Bolts struggled to find people who could pick up the offensive intensity the entire night as they totaled just 36 points for the first half.“We knew that they are undermanned and that was what we really tried to take advantage of,” TNT coach Nash Racela said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Trojans prevail in overtime

first_imgGabe Pruitt skipped toward the sidelines waving his arms to get the crowd going as USC made its late run to get back in the game. Nick Young then pumped his fist and Lodrick Stewart clapped his hands over his head as the Trojans brought the ball up the court in overtime, for the first time knowing a victory was at hand. • Photo Gallery: USC vs. Stanford LOS ANGELES – Tim Floyd slammed his hand on the court three times during a timeout after Stanford scored an easy layup to move ahead by double digits midway through the second half. His face turned bright red as he shouted at the defender. All week, USC players and coaches had scoffed at the doubts that they needed a victory in the Pac-10 tournament to ensure a berth in the NCAA tournament. But, with the game slipping away Thursday, their actions and expressions said otherwise. Young sank a long jumper in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime, and the Trojans ran away from Stanford in the extra session for a 83-79 win at Staples Center. “For the first time, I can relax and know we’re in the tournament,” Young said. “Last season, we were fighting for the NIT and lost some big games down the stretch. Now we feel comfortable that we’re in the NCAAs.” Despite six victories over ranked teams, there was some question as to how safe the Trojans (22-10) would be on Selection Sunday if they entered with three consecutive losses and an even split of their final 10 games. center_img Now it’s Stanford (18-12) that will have to sweat it out Sunday. Young, who scored a game-high 26 points, thought of his NBA idol when called upon by Floyd to take USC’s biggest shot of the season. “When we came to the front of Staples Center, I saw (Kobe Bryant’s) picture and was thinking about all the big plays he’s made, like his shot against the Phoenix Suns in last year’s playoffs,” Young said. “That was an inspiration to me.” Young’s basket with 10 seconds remaining tied the score at 69-69 but left enough time for Stanford to try a final shot. Anthony Goods got by Gabe Pruitt and thought he had a good look at the basket, but Taj Gibson swatted the ball away. It went out to Lawrence Hill, who missed a desperation shot at the buzzer. “I knew to watch Goods coming down because he’s their best shooter,” Gibson said. “When Gabe gave me that look saying help, I just jumped up and got a big block.” Gibson got his fourth foul with more than 14 minutes left, but kept up his intensity on defense and didn’t foul out. USC trailed 54-44 before going on a 19-5 run led by Pruitt, who hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Young to tie the game at 59. Young said he never had seen Pruitt so serious as he was in the second half. “It clicked in my head,” Pruitt said. “This could be it. I didn’t want this to be my last game. You never know with Selection Sunday.” Senior Lodrick Stewart, who had just two points in regulation, faked a 3-pointer and drove to the basket for a layup with less than a minute to go in overtime to put USC ahead 76-73. “We’ve never won a (Pac-10 tournament) game since I’ve been here, so it’s very emotional for the upperclassmen and the underclassmen,” Young said. matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The province exempts FortisBC from parts of regulatory process in support of LNG objective

first_imgFortisBC will however still be required to obtain all necessary environmental approvals and other permits, as well as consult with the public and First Nations.A press release from the desk of Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett says the decision was made “to provide certainty that will support final investment decisions by LNG proponents and large volume natural gas customers, and allow FortisBC to move forward in planning the business aspects of LNG projects.”“Our goal is to create jobs and economic development by making it easier for LNG proponents and other natural gas customers in the Lower Mainland to access and use natural gas,” Minister Bennett writes.- Advertisement -“FortisBC is proposing to invest an additional $400 million to further increase natural gas liquefaction capacity at its Tilbury LNG facility in Delta to meet future domestic and export demands from LNG customers,” the press release goes on to read.The $400 million investment is in addition to the proposed upgrades to their already existing natural gas transmission, which the province hopes will “accommodate higher demand for natural gas arising from the development of the Tilbury Island facility.”FortisBC also plans to construct and operate the Eagle Mountain pipeline and transport natural gas from the Eagle Mountain compressor in Coquitlam to the proposed Woodfibre LNG facility in Squamish.Advertisement The province has also recently introduced a natural gas transportation tariff, establishing the rate for LNG proponents and large-volume natural gas customers, including Woodfibre LNG, according to the ministry.“The rate ensures that large industrial proponents will cover the full cost of the new investment and operation costs to serve them, in addition to a portion of the costs of the existing system,” the ministry goes on write. “These customers will also contribute to lower delivery cost for other FortisBC customers due to the large quantities of natural gas moving through the pipeline system.”Last year, FortisBC and its affiliates invested more than $500 million in B.C. energy infrastructure projects with a particular focus on LNG and natural gas pipelines.last_img read more

United set to smash British record for Lukaku: reports

first_imgMeanwhile Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is reported to be heading the other way, set to rejoin Everton, the club where he originally made his name. The Times said the move could be part of the Lukaku deal.According to the BBC, senior United club sources had confirmed to them the Lukaku move had gone through although Everton — who were said to be hoping for a fee more in the region of £100m — denied any such agreement had been reached.Even if the deal were to be confirmed at £75m it would smash the record for a transfer fee between British clubs — the record is the £50m paid by Chelsea to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011 — and register as the joint-fifth most expensive player of all time.Everton had offered the former Anderlecht star the most lucrative contract in the club’s history after he scored 25 Premier League goals last season but he turned it down, saying he wanted to move on to another level.This alerted several clubs to his availability with Chelsea initially the favourites but Mourinho — who enjoys excellent relations with his agent Mino Raiola — looks to have snatched him from under Antonio Conte’s nose.If the deal goes through, Lukaku’s arrival at Old Trafford would suggest United end their interest in signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.– Peripheral figure –Raiola has had a profitable time since Mourinho took over at United last year, with the world’s most expensive player Paul Pogba, attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, all his clients, arriving at the club in 2016.Meanwhile England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer Rooney could be set for a return to Everton.The 31-year-old, who flourished at Everton by bursting onto the scene as a teenager and scoring 17 goals in 77 appearances, has become a peripheral figure at Manchester United since Jose Mourinho took over last year.Rooney, who also lost his place in the England squad, has stated the only other Premier League side he would consider joining is Everton, and with interest fading from China, either a return to Merseyside or a move to the United States looked to be his best options.The Daily Mail says Everton are hopeful of ‘thrashing out a deal’ while The Guardian noted that with one year remaining on his contract, United may demand a transfer fee but not a sizeable one for the player who joined the club in 2004 for £27 million.The paper also said the deal would lighten United’s annual wage bill by £13 million.Both Rooney and United favour a permanent deal rather than a loan, although Everton may balk at the wage demands, according to the reports.Rooney is not expected to demand a permanent first-team place but is keen to play more often than he did at United where he made just 26 appearances last term.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly on his way to Manchester United © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Jul 6 – Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United for a record fee between British clubs of £75 million ($97m, 85.5m euros), according to media reports Thursday.Both the BBC and Press Association reported the deal was all but done for the 24-year-old Belgian international, who will be reunited with Jose Mourinho, who sold him to Everton in 2014 for £28m when the Portuguese coach was in his second spell as Chelsea manager.last_img read more

Famed choreographer Michael Kidd dies

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Legendary choreographer Michael Kidd, whose athletic dances for ballet, Broadway and Hollywood delighted audiences for half a century and won him five Tonys and an Oscar, has died in Los Angeles. Kidd’s nephew Robert Greenwald told The New York Times that Kidd died at his home Sunday night, and the cause was cancer. Kidd’s age is often listed as 88, but Greenwald told the Times that his uncle was actually 92. To moviegoers, Kidd was best known for the 1954 film “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” in which a bunch of earthy backwoodsmen prance exuberantly with their prospective brides. He also directed dances for Danny Kaye in “Knock on Wood,” took Fred Astaire out of his top hat to play a private eye in a Mickey Spillane spoof in “The Band Wagon,” and taught Marlon Brando how to dance for “Guys and Dolls.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN THREATENED WITH DEPORTATION FROM US AFTER BEING SHOPPED BY IRISH IMMIGRATION GROUP

first_imgA J1 Visa card issued by the US Government.A Co Donegal woman has been threatened with deportation from the USA.The woman, who was working in Boston on a J1 visa, was allegedly in breach of her visa.Minister of State Dinny McGinley said he will urgently ask Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore for a comprehensive explanation of the actions of the immigration group. The center is funded by over $250,000 a year from the Irish taxpayer.It is believed there have been major complaints dating back years over how the IIIC has dealt with Irish immigrants, and that attorneys have long complained of their attitude.Leading New York immigration attorney James O’Malley has undertaken the case pro bono for the Donegal woman turned in by IIIC after years of what he said were bullying tactics by IIIC personnel towards many of his young J-1 visa clients.“We have had numerous cases where this group mistreated our clients, bullied them and made life very difficult,” said O’Malley. “It never made any sense. We deal with lots of J-1 visa agencies and they usually try to do their best to help their clients, not put obstacles in their way. These immigrant groups are funded in order to help people, not turn them in.”O’Malley does not believe the young girl actually violated her visa, and he will seek to have it reinstated.The young woman was turned in after an IIIC official discovered she had written in a blog about working in a bar in addition to interning at IrishCentral news website.IIIC official Jude Clarke gave her details to the U.S. State Department, and the IIIC then wrote to her demanding that she leave the country.“This is a dreadful thing to do to a young Irish immigrant,” said Minister McGinley. “The people who are supposed to be helping her instead have turned her in.“I will be asking for a comprehensive explanation of how this center works and how the Irish government money is used,” he told IrishCentral.Meanwhile, the Irish Consulate in Boston sought an urgent meeting with the IIIC leadership after the incident became public. It is believed that the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs is investigating how exactly the young girl was forced to leave.DONEGAL WOMAN THREATENED WITH DEPORTATION FROM US AFTER BEING SHOPPED BY IRISH IMMIGRATION GROUP was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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)last_img read more

101st Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting coverage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau kicks off its annual meeting today in Columbus. The event’s theme is Embracing a New Century.Nearly 700 Farm Bureau members and friends are expected to attend the meeting; all convention activities will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown and Greater Columbus Convention Center.Keynote speakers include OFBF President Frank Burkett III, OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp and Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker.Awards will be presented to outstanding County Farm Bureaus, statewide Young Agricultural Professionals winners and members who have excelled in the membership campaign.Delaware County farmer and owner of Price Farms Organics, Tom Price, is receiving the Distinguished Service Award. Former Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen is receiving the Ezra C. Anstaett Heritage Award and Farm Bureau’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely is receiving the organization’s Agricultural Communicator Award.Nearly 400 delegates will debate and determine the organization’s policy positions for 2020.Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #OFBF2019.Thursday, Dec. 5Water quality efforts, transportation and infrastructure and wildlife management were among the priorities set by delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 101st annual meeting. Read moreElections took place for state board trustees and officers. Frank Burkett, Bill Patterson and Cy Prettyman were all re-elected to their respective offices.Twenty-nine County Farm Bureaus were honored with Achievement Awards for outstanding programming that supports Ohio Farm Bureau’s strategic efforts. Those include programs to strengthen the organization and build membership, affect public policy, promote agriculture and enhance the organization’s relationship with long-standing partner Nationwide.See the winnersExecutive Vice President Adam Sharp delivered his annual address.Wednesday, Dec. 4Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke to delegates and guests at the Kickoff Lunch.President Frank Burkett III also addressed delegates. View his address as well as the opening ceremonies, led by Mike Boyert.News Release: Ohio Farm Bureau honors 3 for lifetime contributions to agricultureThree young agricultural professionals are finalists in the Discussion Meet. Congratulations to David Glass from Ross County, Micah Mensing from Ottawa County and Kalyn Swihart from Allen County.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance to third round at Madrid Masters

first_imgRafael Nadal easily defeated Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters on Tuesday, while Andy Murray advanced after a hard-fought 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 win over 37-year-old Radek Stepanek.Nadal broke Kuznetsov’s serve once in the first set and twice in the second to secure the win in his opening match at the clay-court tournament that he has won twice in the last three seasons.The Spaniard had four aces and no double faults against the 39th-ranked Russian to win his 11th consecutive match this year in 1 hour, 18 minutes.Nadal will next face either American Sam Querrey or Frenchman Lucas Pouille, who play their match on Wednesday.Nadal hasn’t lost since his opening match at the Miami Open in March. The former No. 1 is coming off consecutive titles at the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open.Another win in Madrid this week would allow Nadal to match his total number of titles from last year, and boost his confidence even further heading into the French Open in three weeks. Nadal last won at Roland Garros in 2014.After struggling last season, the fifth-ranked Spaniard is off to a good start in 2016 and has been playing at a high level again. He has reached at least the semifinals in six of the eight tournaments he has played this year, with the early eliminations coming at the Australian Open and in Miami.”I’m happy with the way I started the clay-court season,” Nadal said. “Today, another victory, so that’s great news. I’m excited about this tournament.”advertisementNadal dominated on Tuesday by serving extremely well. He needed only eight second serves the entire match, and lost only five points on his first. He hit 22 winners and had only nine unforced errors at the “Magic Box” center court in Madrid.”My serve has been solid,” Nadal said. “I served well both in Monte Carlo and in Barcelona. And it’s going to be vital to serve well here as well to have a good tournament.”Nadal reached his 40th win at his home Masters. He has won the tournament four times, including in 2013 and 2014, but lost last year’s final to Murray.The second-ranked Murray had to battle hard to get past former No. 8 Stepanek, who on Monday became the oldest player to win a match at a Masters 1000 tournament since Jimmy Connors in 1992.Murray was broken early in both sets, but came back strongly in the third to close out the match and secure a spot in the next round. He had 11 aces overall, including four in the decisive set.”He played very well, it was not easy,” Murray said. “He was hitting the ball big up the lines. There was nothing I could do.”In other matches Tuesday, former No. 4 in the world Juan Martin del Potro currently ranked 274th after a series on injuries had an emotional 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over 14th-seeded Dominic Thiem.Del Potro hit 10 aces to reach the second round against American Jack Sock, who rallied to defeat Benoit Paire of France 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5) in nearly two hours.”I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries,” Del Potro said. “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player.”Also, 13th-seeded Gael Monfils cruised past Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-1, while15th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat qualifier Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 7-5 and 10th-seeded Richard Gasquet of France defeated Spaniard wild card Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in nearly two hours.In the women’s draw, sixth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania routed Karin Knapp of Itay 6-1, 6-1, while eighth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-3, 6-2.Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia lost the first nine games but recovered to defeat Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the round of 16.Tenth-seeded Swiss Timea Bacsinszky beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, while Samantha Stosur earned a place in the third round after 11th-seeded Lucie Safarova withdrew because of a stomach virus.last_img read more