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first_imgFormer boxing world champion Rodel Mayol, right, with Asian Games gold medalist Roberto Jalnaiz. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas—Tapped for their extensive ring experience and street smarts, Rodel Mayol and Roberto Jalnaiz are providing invaluable help to Team Ancajas here.Mayol, the World Boxing Council light flyweight champion from 2009-2011, takes care of Jerwin Ancajas’ nutritional needs.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jalnaiz, the 1992 Beijing Asian Games bantamweight gold medalist and two-time Olympian, assists chief trainer Joven Jimenez in keeping Ancajas’ body in tiptop shape and gives suggestions relative to the title duel on Saturday night.Mayol and Jalnaiz were regulars in the US training camps of Manny Pacquiao, who charts Ancajas’ career by way of his MP Promotions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThey were simply glad to lend a hand to Team Ancajas, which also includes unbeaten pro prospect Mark Anthony Barriga (8-0), former national boxer Delfin Boholst, Filipino-Australian cutman Todd Makelim  and MP Promotions’ Joe Ramos and Sean Gibbons.After watching Ancajas’ workouts and viewing some clips of Israel Gonzalez’s fights, Mayol and Jalnaiz were convinced that the top Filipino hope to step up when Pacquiao retires will come out victorious. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Mayol predicted that Gonzalez will be knocked out either in the sixth or seventh round.“The Mexican is strong and will likely go inside, but Ancajas will be ready for that and eventually will control the fight,” said Mayol, trainer of power puncher Romero Duno, who earned plaudits with his first round demolition of Mexican Yardley Suarez at The Forum in Inglewood, California, last month.For his part, Jalnaiz said Ancajas is benefiting from his remarkable amateur career as former Palarong Pambansa champion and National Youth Games gold medalist.“His (Ancajas) footwork is good and his fighting stance refined,” said Jalnaiz, who left the fight game at 24. “His hands are fast and he doesn’t throw wild punches.“If one solid punch or his combination gets through, then Gonzalez will be in deep trouble.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Victims’ dad apologizes after lunging at Nassar in courtroom 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Jalnaiz, who oversaw Ancajas’ weight reduction in this coastal city, featuring the old school sauna, ice and calamansi spit out session, said the southpaw’s punches will even be harder and snappier on fight night. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgDodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t see the gesture and asked jokingly, “Are you sure it wasn’t No. 1 he was signaling?”Puig went 2 for 4 with a strikeout in Los Angeles’ 7-5 win over the Indians. Puig said he was heckled in the on-deck circle, which is directly in front of those choice seats.“People were talking to me before the home run, and they talked to me after the home run,” he said through a translator. “I stooped to their level. It happened suddenly. It came out. There’s nothing I can do about it. There were about four of them. They were pretty close there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPuig realizes he could face a fine from Major League Baseball for his actions.“If I get fined, I can’t not pay it. I know I did it,” he said. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig made an obscene gesture at Cleveland fans after hitting a home run Tuesday night.After crossing home plate following his second-inning drive, Puig raised both middle fingers in the direction of fans seated in the dugout suites located on field level at Progressive Field. He was booed for the remainder of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup for extra rest Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

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first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games That’s why Racela is sticking it out with burly Joshua Smith as the Texters try to bounce back from the silly manhandling they got as TNT and favored San Miguel break a 1-1 tie on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. also at the fabled Big Dome floor.“They (Beermen) had a scheme [for] Joshua,” Racela said. “The problem was how we reacted to the other things they were doing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOne of those ugly reactions came from rookie RR Pogoy, who was coming off a career game in the series opener. Pogoy had a short night after losing his top and striking Arwind Santos in the groin to get ejected.He was lucky enough to duck suspension and just be slapped a P30,000 fine despite being whistled for a flagrant foul 2 penalty. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We lost our composure, especially in the second quarter,” Racela said as he offered no excuses after the Texters blew an early 17-point lead and trailed by more than that when the third quarter came along. “In the PBA, the team that loses composure is normally the team that loses.”Needless to say, Racela will make preparations for the third game—and the rest of this series—to make sure that his Texters don’t fall into a lapse similar to that of Game 2, where they failed to score in the first seven minutes of the second quarter to lose the lead—and the game—right there.And preparations like that need to be in place especially with Racela knowing just where this series is headed.“We’re expecting a Game 7,” he declared.San Miguel’s Leo Austria, meanwhile, is bracing for a tough fight—despite coming off the very authoritative win—as he believes that just suffered such a defeat will have all the energy to bounce back hard.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRookie TNT KaTropa coach Nash Racela was not about to offer any excuses for what happened Friday night.“We did not lose because of the import,” Racela said matter-of-factly, minutes after his Texters got blown off the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor in Game 2 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series with San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT That’s exactly what the Beermen did after they gave up the first 17 points of Game 2 and looked ripe to fall into a 0-2 hole.“It would have been very tough coming back from that, because Talk ‘N Text is such a talented team,” Austria said.“Trailing that big [early] pricked their pride,” he added. “And they just worked hard for it (series-tying win). And that’s what we don’t want to happen (allow TNT to bounce back).”Despite proving they have the ability to bounce back from a bad start, reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo said it is crucial that San Miguel bursts out of the starting gate with a lot more energy.“We can’t start flat in the first quarter,” Fajardo said in Filipino. “If we can go hard, we should go hard immediately.The Beermen’s anchor said the lock-down defense the team played after falling behind, 0-17, to start the game will play a key role in the tie-breaking match.“We had a better defense [after falling behind early] and it’s a credit to my teammates,” he said. “They saw that I was having a hard time defending TNT’s import and they helped me. Our coaching staff had a good adjustment, and Kuya JayR (Reyes) and Kuya Yancy (de Ocampo) taught me how to defend the import better.”“We were able to adjust from what they did in Game 1, so we expect them to do the same for the next game. We’ll see what we can do more for Game 3,” Fajardo added. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments LATEST STORIES Stallion forces draw on leader Meralco MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas will be parading a 17-man roster for the Jones Cup in Taipei with Ray Parks as a late addition to the team.Initially, the 24-year-old Parks wasn’t part of the lineup bound for Taipei announced by national team coach Chot Reyes last week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Perlas embracing tough challenge at Fiba Asia Women’s Cup View comments Parks, who is also included in the team’s Southeast Asian Games lineup, saw a lot of minutes during Gilas’ tune-up games against PBA teams the past week and on Wednesday, team manager Butch Antonio confirmed the versatile guard was indeed added to the roster.The 6-foot-4 Parks, however, said he has yet to informed whether or not he’s part of the “exact lineup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“He (Reyes) talked to me about it. He just wants to bring me along and see how everything goes. We’ve been showing up in practice, so he just wants to keep this core group together,” Parks said. “I have to wait for comment if I’ll be in the exact lineup playing in the Jones Cup, but for sure I’m going on the trip.”“I can’t say much about it. It’s really up to him. I’ll wait for his final word.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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first_imgFormer Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson considers the forthcoming short visit by his country’s cricket team to India as a very important tour in the background of the ‘spot-fixing’ scandal that has engulfed the game.”This Australia-India series is very important. People in Australia are looking forward to the Ashes. A good, tough and hard series before the Ashes will do a lot to retain people’s faith in the game. We will start to think about the current cricket, not the one which has gone before,” said the 52-year-old New South Welshman in an interaction with a few reporters today, during his brief visit to Mumbai. “If the players play good cricket and the public see good cricket, they will forget what’s gone before. The people want their heroes to play well. There wasn’t a hero in this (controversy),” he said.The former cricketer, who was the coach of the Pakistan team for two years and has seen from close quarters the spot-fixing tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Aamir, was confident the game would come out of the latest scandal as it has done several times in the past.”Cricket is such a resilient game. People in Australia are looking forward to the Ashes. The more, better and competitive cricket is played, the game will just move on,” said the gangling Lawson when asked whether the game can bounce back in style.Lawson, who captured 180 wickets in 46 Tests from 1980-89, also felt it was the right time for Australia to tour India to play a mix of Tests and ODIs ? and not only ODIs as was the original schedule ? ahead of the important Ashes rubber against England.advertisement”I think it’s a very good time because it’s (going to be) tough cricket. If they had played as per the original schedule of seven one-dayers it would not have been very good. But playing two Test matches and three one-dayers, it would be tough cricket.”India are playing well and would be a tough challenge and they (Australia) would be a tough team when they get home.It’s really good (tune-up) for Australia,” said Lawson who took 88 wickets from 79 ODIs in his career.Australia are set to reach India on September 21 to play two Tests at Mohali (Oct 1-5) and Bangalore (Oct 9-13) and three one-day internationals at Kochi (Oct 17), Visakhapatnam (Oct 20) and Goa (Oct 24).Lawson brushed aside Australia skipper Ricky Ponting’s prediction of a 5-0 home side sweep in the Ashes series.”I think he feels he just has to say that. His objective is to win by one Test match. England do hold the Ashes and Australia have to win the series, not draw the series,” he pointed out.Referring to the spot-fixing scandal that allegedly involved top young talent like Aamir, Lawson said it was very saddening to see it happen to a player whose talents had impressed him when the left-arm pacer was just 15 years old.”If Mohammad Aamir gets suspended, he won’t know what to do with himself. He comes from a poor village on the edge of the Swat valley. He comes from nothing. I am sad about it. If he got a five-year or longer ban, what will he be in five year’s time. How will he exist in five years? What will he do,” he wondered.”He’s a natural talent. You don’t revile or stone him.He’s received fair bit of sympathy from a lot of people. He is an 18 year old and comes from a village that does not have electricity. There’s going to be some human empathy and sympathy. But a lot more may come out of this incident,” said the former Pakistan team coach.”There are so many cricketers in the sub-continent who are like that. They come from the villages and play a great game of cricket and he is one of those. He’s a shining star of Pakistan and world cricket. It’s quite sad what’s happened,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has reportedly come under scanner of the International Cricket Council for breaching its ambush marketing clause for the World Cup which begins from February 19.According to sources, the ICC has dashed off a letter to BCCI pointing out that a recent commercial Dhoni had featured in could be in breach of its ambush marketing laws.The ICC had written to chief executives of all the national boards reminding them of the need for strict adherence to the ambush marketing clause.”Any squad member that knowingly or unknowingly breaches the squad terms may face sanctions ranging from financial penalties through to being excluded from continued participation in the event,” ICC had said in a memo.Earlier this month, four Indian cricketers led by Sachin Tendulkar had met the BCCI President Shashank Manohar on this issue. Dhoni apparently took part in the meeting via teleconference.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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first_imgSalman Khan and AsinSalman Khan has finally agreed to kiss on screen for the first time in his 22-year-old career. The superstar, who has resolutely avoided locking lips to maintain a family image so far, will be seen smooching co-star Asin in Anees Bazmee’s upcoming film, Ready. “It is not yet decided if it will be a long, passionate kiss or a short peck, but director Bazmee has managed to convince Salman that the scene is important to the script. Salman had initially refused to give the shot and it took some talking on Bazmee’s part to convince him,” said a source in the unit of the film.Salman has all along maintained that he is “not too comfortable kissing on screen”. Despite giving several blockbusters such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Maine Pyar Kiya and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya as a romantic hero, he has largely refrained from kissing on screen.Naturally, when Bazmee threw up the idea, the superstar was reluctant. Salman apart, the kissing scene is also bound to arouse interest because of Asin. An established superstar in Tamil cinema, Asin has all along maintained a traditional image as an actress down South, as also in Ghajini and London Dreams, the two Bollywood films she has done so far.Lately however, having struggled in Bollywood after London Dreams flopped, Asin is gunning for a glamorous image makeover. Reports have already suggested that she is willing to don a bikini in Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2. Meanwhile, the first look of Ready was launched recently in Mumbai. Initial snapshots of the film feature Salman sporting fashionable shades and a short cropped hairdo, and striking a few whacky poses, in sync with the film’s slapstick flavour.Ever since shooting started for the film, Ready has been in the news for various reasons. Recently, there were rumours that Salman and Bazmee had a spat during an outdoor shooting in Bangkok after the director returned to Mumbai midway. Bazmee later denied any rift with Salman.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgToyota’s new small car Liva is all set for launch on June 27, the company said on Thursday.At a press meet, the Japanese car giant said the much-anticipated Liva will be launched in the hatchback category by the end of this month, spiking a price war. It, however, didn’t share how much the car would cost.Toyota also said it will miss its sales target for 2011 in India by about 10,000 units, on account of production cut that it undertook following the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.”Earlier we had set a target of 1,50,000 units for this year. But now that has been reduced to 1,40,000 units due to the one month production cut following the tsunami in Japan,” Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh told reporters in the national capital.SPECIAL: Stiff competition ahead as Maruti and Toyota enter each other’s territorySpeaking at the launch of the new variant of the premium sedan Corolla Altis, he said TKM hopes to sell 60,000 units of its sedan Etios and upcoming small car Liva.”We are looking to produce 2.1 lakh units in 2012 and will also try to sell all the vehicles,” Singh said.TKM on Thursday launched a new variant of its premium sedan Corolla Altis in both petrol and diesel options in the country, priced between Rs 10.53 lakh and Rs 14.77 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).”Since the launch of the first Corolla in India in 2003, we have been getting very good response for the car. So far we have sold 70,000 units of the car across the country,” TKM Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa said.FIRST LOOK: Pictures from the meet when Liva was announced The company sold 10,400 units of Corolla Altis in 2010, and is expecting to sell 11,500 units this year.The new Corolla Altis will come with a 1,798 cc engine. The petrol variant is priced at Rs 10.53 lakh to Rs 14.77 lakh, while the diesel option will be available for Rs 11.46 lakh to Rs 14.55 lakh.On the issue of long waiting periods, Singh said: “When we launched the Etios, we had about six months of waiting period, which has come down to about two months now, after starting the second shift of production in March. By the end of this month, it will come down to less than a month.”Besides, the company has recently increased the output of its multi utility vehicle ‘Innova’ to 4,800 units per month from about 4,000 units a month earlier, he added.Currently Innova has a waiting period of about three months, while customers wait for up to two months to take the delivery of the sports utility vehicle Fortuner.TKM had earlier announced to invest Rs 300 crore to ramp up its production capacity by 60,000 units to 2.1 lakh units annually by mid 2012.When asked if the company would export Etios, Nakagawa said: “Our focus is India. But we are currently studying the option.”advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgJapanese car giant Toyota , which launched next generation of premium sedan Camry in India at an introductory price of Rs 23.8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), will be assembling the car at its Bangalore facility.Toyota, present in India through a joint venture with the Kirloskar group, launched the new Camry with a 2.5 litre petrol engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission.Speaking to reporters in Bangalore on Friday, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa said, “This is the seventh generation of Camry. We will be manufacturing it locally in India so that it can be available easily.”The model was now being manufactured at 10 locations across the world, and Bangalore would be the eleventh production base, he added.”It will be only in the petrol mode as we do not have diesel in our premium segment across the world. Camry is available only with petrol globally,” TKM Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh said.Camry, which was launched in India in 2002, has witnessed sales of 6,500 units so far. The earlier version of Camry was priced between Rs 21.58 lakh and Rs 23.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).The new Camry will compete with Honda’s Accord, Volkswagen’s Passat and Skoda’s Superb.Sing said, “If you look at the market dynamics in India, there is an increase in the demand for diesel. We have been conducting a feasibility study on diesel engine manufacturing in India but are unable to convince our headquarters.”Asked about launching of Toyotas luxury brand Lexus in India , Singh said: “There is an apprehension about the increase in customs duty…we are still studying the market and we hope to get a clear direction by the end of this year.”The company had earlier said it would bring the brand into India by 2013 and planned to set up exclusive Lexus showrooms to sell cars and sports utility vehicles of the brand.Toyota Motor is also planning to launch eight new products, including Etios, in the mid-term.With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

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