Bruce calls for unity

first_img Back-to-back Premier League wins have given Steve Bruce’s side real hope of staying up, even if they have to face in-form Arsenal at the KC Stadium on Monday night. But despite recent good results some fans continue to demand the exit of Allam, who has refused to give up on his ambition to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers. The dispute has intensified after it was revealed Hull have not spent any of the £200,000 Away Supporters Initiative (ASI) money provided from central Premier League coffers on their own fans. Instead of subsidising away travel, the club say they have spent the money on improving the match experience at the KC Stadium for visiting supporters. Mark Gretton, chairman of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust, said: “We’re bitterly disappointed that the club has once again treated its supporters in an utterly disdainful manner, a manner that, sadly, we are becoming used to.” Co-owner Ehab Allam insists the club’s policy falls completely within Premier League guidelines but there were chants of “We want Allam out” at Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Liverpool and Bruce has appealed for togetherness for the final few matches of the season. Bruce said: “Without the owner, let alone not having a team that beats Liverpool, we would not even have a bus. “Away fans has been the next debate and has provided this undercurrent for the protests. But I keep reminding people that without the owner and something like £70million of his own money there wouldn’t be a club. It’s frustrating for him, disappointing. “For goodness’ sake, let’s go forward together.” Bruce is certain to keep faith with the same line-up that beat Liverpool and Crystal Palace before that, including a remarkable swansong from 40-year-old keeper Steve Harper who has been outstanding since being brought in to replace an out-of-form Allan McGregor. Hull City’s nail-biting campaign to avoid the drop is being overshadowed by a stand-off between the club’s owner Assem Allam and a vocal section of Tiger supporters. Bruce added: “He’s certainly a calm customer who over two years has never let us down. His experience and positioning has proved what a very, very good goalkeeper he is. “He can’t play week in and week out for a season but he’s been a terrific signing when Allan has lost a bit of form.” Bruce should have striker Nikica Jelavic back on the bench against Arsenal – the Croatian striker has been sidelined since having surgery on a knee problem in March. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Iowa State seeks revenge on Texas Tech

first_img February 21, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas Tech (17-9, 8-5) vs. Iowa State (11-15, 4-9)James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iowa State seeks revenge on Texas Tech after dropping the first matchup in Lubbock. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 18, when the Red Raiders outshot Iowa State from the field 54.3 percent to 35.7 percent and made six more 3-pointers on the way to a 72-52 victory. Associated Press center_img LEADING THE CHARGE: The Red Raiders have been led by Jahmi’us Ramsey and Kyler Edwards. Ramsey is averaging 14 points while Edwards is putting up 12 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. The Cyclones have been led by sophomores Tyrese Haliburton and Rasir Bolton, who have combined to score 27.5 points per outing.JUMPING FOR JAHMI’US: Ramsey has connected on 44.8 percent of the 116 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 15 over the last three games. He’s also made 64.3 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Red Raiders are 0-5 when they score 61 points or fewer and 17-4 when they exceed 61 points. The Cyclones are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 68 points and 11-6 on the season, otherwise.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Red Raiders have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Cyclones. Iowa State has 43 assists on 79 field goals (54.4 percent) across its previous three contests while Texas Tech has assists on 54 of 79 field goals (68.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Texas Tech defense has held opponents to just 63.2 points per game, the 29th-lowest in Division I. Iowa State has given up an average of 72.6 points through 26 games (ranked 234th, nationally).___ Iowa State seeks revenge on Texas Techlast_img read more

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The Latest: 2017 champion Stephens advances to 3rd round

first_imgStephens wore a “No Justice/No Peace” mask for her post-match interview.The 26th-seeded Stephens won at Flushing Meadows in 2017. She won two straight matches after entering the tournament with a 1-7 record in 2020 and she had lost in the first round in last year’s U.S. Open.She could face Serena Williams in the third round. Williams plays later in the night against Russian Margarita Gasparyan.___5:30 p.m. Amanda Anisimova has won a matchup of American teenagers, rallying past wild card Katrina Scott 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 19-year-old Anisimova, a surprise semifinalist at the French Open last year, steadied her game in the second set and pulled away. The 16-year-old Scott is ranked 637th and was coming off her first tour-level victory in the opening round Tuesday when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam.Anisimova, who is seeded 22nd, won the girls’ singles at the Open in 2017.___12:55 p.m. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):6:15 p.m.Sloane Stephens continued her path toward a second U.S. Open championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova. The Latest: 2017 champion Stephens advances to 3rd round Matteo Berrettini produced a memorable shot at the U.S. Open — and a reminder that the rules of tennis don’t say the ball must go over the net. Around the net is just fine, too.At 5-all in the third set of his third-round victory, the 2019 semifinalist sprinted to his right, far wide of the doubles alley, to get to a ball that seemed completely out of reach and somehow laced a forehand that went between the net post and the chair umpire, curling in for a winner.In a wonderful display of “act like you’ve been there” vibes, Berrettini simply turned around and strutted away. No wild celebration. There was still a match to win, and soon enough it was over, with the sixth-seeded Italian beating Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6).___ ____1:10 p.m.Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has won her second-round match at the U.S. Open against unseeded Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.Seeded No. 2, Kenin had more winners than unforced errors and never faced a break point. The American has lost in the third round at the Open each of the past three years, and will try to snap that streak Saturday.___center_img Tsvetana Pironkova has pulled off an upset to reach the third round at the U.S. Open, her first tournament after a three-year break to focus on motherhood.Pironkova, who has no ranking because of her layoff, beat No. 10-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza 7-5, 6-3.A 32-year-old Bulgarian, Pironkova left the women’s tour to give birth to her son Alexander in April 2018. She is playing in her 12th Open but her first since 2016, and it’s her first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017.She finished with an ace for her 22nd victory against a top-20 player.___ Pospisil next plays No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut. Pospisil and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic would be the co-presidents of a new group they are trying to set up to represent men’s professional tennis players.___1:55 p.m.Second-seeded Dominic Thiem earned a spot in the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over over Sumit Nagal. Thiem, who turned 27 on Thursday, faces 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the next round. On the women’s side, ninth-seeded Johanna Konta had an early exit at Flushing Meadows. Romania’s Sorana Cîrstea knocked off Konta 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 to earn her spot in the third round. September 3, 2020 4:55 p.m.Vasek Pospisil beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.Pospisil has been strong since returning from surgery last year on a herniated disk and helped Canada reach the 2019 Davis Cup final. He was strong over the last three sets to hold off the 25th-seeded Raonic.It’s been a strong start at Flushing Meadows for the Canadians. Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov of Toronto also won their men’s opening matches to send four men into the second round for the first time since 1959.Pospisil is into the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time in his career. Raonic has never advanced past the third round of this tournament. He seemed poised for better things after reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open. 11:25 a.m.The fourth day of play is underway at the U.S. Open, with Serena Williams, reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem among those scheduled to take the court. Williams faces Margarita Gasparyan, who is ranked No. 117. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 76 degrees.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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F-M girls track takes second in sectional AA meet

first_imgEach of the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams would have a large presence during last Wednesday’s Section III Class AA champions at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.And the girls Hornets would finish with 104 points, second only to Liverpool’s winning total of 183 points, while the F-M boys only had 34 points and were seventh in a 10-team field as Liverpool won there, too.Susan Bansbach featured prominently for the F-M girls, lowering her top time to 57.61 seconds in the 400-meter dash, this after she had helped Claire Walters, Maddy Duggleby and Libbie Kirkpatrick win the 4×800 relay in 9:20.45, half a minute ahead of the field. Another win for F-M came from Katie Berge’, who earned 2,150 points in the pentathlon to beat C-NS’s Lexi Gaetz by 140 points as Hannah Kaczorowski finished fifth with 1,828 points. Ani Sydorowych was fourth in the 2,000 steeplechase in 7:47.30.In field events, the Hornets’ Harper Stoppacher cleared 4’10” in the high jump for fifth place, with Wren Usiatynski third in the pole vaul by clearing 7’6”. Samantha Pynn was seventh in the long jump, going 16’8”, and got an eighth-place triple jump of 32’2 ½”.On the boys side, F-M had Nolan Chiles run a fine mile of 4:24.73, second only to the 4:23.23 from Liverpool’s Nathan Reeves as Sam Otis got fourth place in 4:29.12. Yakob Kelley was second in the 3,200-meter run in 9:54.81.Dan Sokolovic threw the shot put 44’2 ¾” to finish third, with Sawyer Dereszynski unleashing a fifth-place discus throw of 119’7”. Ryan Serp gained fourth place in the 110 high hurdles in 16.03 seconds.Jason Cavanagh, in 1:02.66, beat out Owen Snyder (1:03.80) for sixth place in the 400 hurdles. John Meskos got seventh place in the 800 as the Hornets were sixth in the 4×400 (3:40.52) and  eighth in the 4×100 in 46.73 seconds.Four days earlier, C-NS hosted its annual invitational meet. F-M didn’t compete, but East Syracuse Minoa and Christian Brothers Academy did, tuning up for their sectional meets.ESM’s girls took fourth place in an 18-team field with 32 points, 10 of them coming from Maria Markert, who in the pole vault cleared 9 feet as no one else could top 8 feet.Rachael Ladd was second in the 3,000  in 11:19.43 and added a fifth-place time of 8:16.82 in the steeplechase, giving the Spartans 10 more points. Mary Roach finished fifth in the 3,000.Jennah Ferrari and Rhianna Butchko tied for fourth in the high jump, both clearing 4’10”. Rylie King got sixth place in the 100 sprint  in 13.69 seconds and also was sixth (27.98 seconds) in the 200. Aryanna Finkelstein threw the shot put 30 feet to finish fifth, with Sophia Jackson eighth in the shot put and discus.CBA had Riley Nash get fifth place in the 3,000  in 10:23.45, while Bri Pucci finished sixth in the 1,500 in 5:26.33. Beatrice Gugol had a sixth-place triple jump of 32’3”.As for the ESM boys, who were just two days removed from a victory in the SCAC Empire division championships on May 16, Elijah Buck won again in the discus, his throw of 133’10” one inch better than Liverpool’s Jacob Barnes (133’9”).Buck also got fifth place in the shot put with 42’2”. Myles Riggins was third in the 110 hurdles in 15.80 seconds, while Rocky El (16.32) was sixth, to go with a sixth in the triple jump (40 feet) as Bishop Grimes’ Nate Gay was fourth in the long jump with 20’ ½”.The CBA boys earned a victory when Joel Gaffney ran the 800 under two minutes, his time of 1:59.35 beating out, among others, teammate Caleb Krueger, who was fourth in 2:01.92. was seventh in the 4×800 in 10:32.70. Phoebe White ran away from the field in the 800-meter run, prevailing in 2:19.66 after she was second (4:48.85) to Liverpool’s Jenna Schulz (4:39.19) in the 1,500-meter run, where Chloe Bullough finished sixth.Claire Walters took her turn at the top in the 3,000-meter run, going 9:56.67 as Grace Kaercher (10:26.59) beat Hannah Kaercher (10:29.28) for third place and Emily Cook was eighth.Duggleby was fourth in the 800 in 2:25.69, with Kirkpatrick (2:27.26) in sixth place.It was White and Bansbach, paired with Fiona Mejico and Bella Millitti, that went 4:01.54 in the 4×400 relay to beat the field by more than eight seconds. Mejico also got third place in the 400 hurdles in 1:07.74. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAESMF-Mtrack and fieldlast_img read more

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No. 25 Trojans hit the road to Washington

first_imgRoad trippin’ · Junior guard Courtney Jaco and the women’s basketball team head north for two games at Washington and Washington State. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanWomen’s basketball head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke congratulated her team Tuesday on their greatest accomplishment of the season — becoming an AP Top-25 team. In the 10th week of the season, the Women of Troy rose to take the No. 25 spot in the national rankings.Standing in the middle of her huddled players, Cooper-Dyke asked if the team knew what they had to do to maintain that ranking in this weekend’s games against Washington and Washington State. The team answered unanimously — win.“I love to see that focus, that determination, because it means that my girls already know what they have to do,” Cooper-Dyke said. “All the pieces might not be together yet, but they know what needs to be done.”The Women of Troy were unranked at the start of the season, but climbed to a top 25 ranking for the first time since 2014 after upsetting UCLA Sunday in a tight 71-68 victory. Not only does the ranking bolster confidence, but it also provides an extra expectation for their games this weekend.“It definitely makes us more of a target for teams when we come into their gym as [No.] 25,” junior guard Courtney Jaco said. “But Coach is always telling us that wearing USC across our chest means that we are someone that other teams want to beat. We’re always going to be ready to fight, ready to compete, and other teams know that. We just have to bring it.”One of the team’s main focuses for the weekend will be junior Washington guard Kelsey Plum, the leading national scorer in women’s basketball. Averaging 27.3 points per game, Plum is a leftie who needs little space to take a shot or capitalize on a defensive mistake. Washington will base its offense on ball screens to give Plum as many offensive opportunities as possible.To counter Plum, the Women of Troy will pressure the backcourt and focus on switching ball-screens throughout the game. Post players such as transfer Temi Fagbenle are aware that these switches might leave players rolling down low open, which will force the defense to adjust.“A lot of our success [against Washington] will come from our defense,” Fagbenle said. “That’s where we feel strongest, I think, is in our ability to guard and pressure other teams.”It was defense that cemented last week’s upset of UCLA. Holding the Bruins offense to only 24 points in the first half, USC shut down the Bruins’ ability to score and used offensive mistakes to generate points. Riding that UCLA victory and the AP ranking, this weekend has the potential to be a turning point in establishing the Women of Troy as a national contender. But to earn that reputation, they will stick to the same strategy they started the season with — defense first.last_img read more

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Beach volleyball hits the road to Florida

first_imgAfter dominating teams out on the West Coast, the USC beach volleyball team, the defending national champion, will test their luck out in South Beach, Florida, this weekend when they take part in the fourth annual Surf and Turf Classic hosted by Florida International University.The No. 2-ranked Women of Troy (11-2) will be making the cross-country trek to Miami, to play six teams in a span of just 28 hours, headlined by matches against No. 8-ranked Georgia State, No. 9-ranked Stetson and No. 10-ranked FIU.This busy slate of action isn’t new for head coach Anna Collier, who purposely fit the tournament into her schedule in order to give the team a sense of what it’s like to play in Alabama at the NCAA Championships.“The reason why I [scheduled] this is because Miami is similar to Gulf Shores’ wind, sand and weather,” Collier said. “It’s great preparation for NCAAs. It’s great competition, and it’s still early enough for us to see what we need to do to mentally and physically prepare for these types of games moving forward.”Starting off the tournament on Friday, USC will take on eighth-ranked Georgia State (14-2) at 12 p.m. EST. The Panthers have won seven duals in a row, while USC is riding its own seven-match winning streak. The Women of Troy will then tussle with South Carolina (13-5) at 3 p.m. ET, followed by a match against Tulane (10-6) at 5 p.m. EST. to close out the first day of action.On Saturday, USC will battle No. 9-ranked Stetson at 9 a.m. EST. The Hatters currently lead the nation in wins with a 16-4 record. Stetson is also the only team in the field that USC has faced before, with the Women of Troy winning all three prior meetings. USC will then face 10th-ranked host Florida International (5-6) at 12 p.m. ET. The final match of the tournament will be against Florida Atlantic (6-7) at 2 p.m. EST.Set to lead USC is the No. 1 pair of juniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, who have won 41 straight matches. The duo has only lost six sets during that streak and currently sit at a perfect 16-0 on the season. However, they might be facing their stiffest competition this weekend. Something will have to give when the two face off against Stetson, as the Hatters’ number one pair of Vendy Strakova and Sara Putt are also undefeated at 19-0 on the season, while Georgia State’s top pair of Sara Olivova and Jansen Button hold steady at 15-1 overall.Another USC pair that has played well as of late has been the No. 4 tandem of sophomore Jenna Belton and freshman Abril Bustamante. Both were recently named Pac-12 Pair of the Week, marking the third time that a USC pair has won the award in four weeks. In seven matches together, the underclassmen have gone 14-2 in sets.According to Belton, the two have grown steadily throughout the season thanks to hard work and trust.“Playing with Abril has been awesome,” Belton said. “We’ve improved a ton and made really great leaps together. We had a rough start, but ever since then, our record has improved, and it’s because our communication and dynamic on the court has gotten better.”Bustamante is the lone freshman in USC’s starting lineup, but has enjoyed the transition into the college game with Belton by her side.“It has definitely been something new, but I’m really enjoying it and loving the team,” Bustamante said. “It’s different than high school because there’s more hours to put in and a lot more to juggle, but it’s been so fun.”Collier also thinks her young guns were well-deserving of the recognition.“I’m happy for them,” Collier said. “In the beginning, they were struggling … A freshman and a sophomore? That’s young. This shows how much they’ve grown together. They’re playing better and more consistently. Abril and Jenna have really worked on their partnership, and they’re understanding what each other needs to win matches.”Despite the hectic month of March, Collier has been pleased with her team’s performance during this jam-packed midseason schedule and is looking forward to the opportunity to improve this weekend.“We’re playing well, but the biggest piece is that we’re competing much better,” Collier said. “I still think we haven’t seen our best volleyball yet, which is actually exciting because that gives us the chance to play our best volleyball going forward.”last_img read more

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Cork City set for next stage of Euro campaign

first_imgThe Leesiders clash with ex-Champions league group stage participants Racing Genk of Belgium in a third round qualifier first leg tonight.Kick-off is at 7pm.Former St Patrick’s Athletic full-back Damien Lynch says Greg Bolger’s availability despite an ankle injury is a big boost for the SSE Airticity Premier League outfit.last_img

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El Atleti, the “talisman” of the watchman Manuel Pujadas against the covid-19

first_imgThe image of Manuel Pujadas began to go viral on Twitter on March 27. A video was enough. At his workplace, he is a caretaker at the Madrid Military Hospital, protected with his mask and protective suit. He began to unzip and suddenly what appeared was not ‘a normal shirt’ but a “talisman”, the one that accompanies you in these difficult days of the world crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, in her vital work to help save lives: the red and white. But there would be more. Later Manuel would turn around to show what was behind him. It was a number painted on his EPI as a bib, the ’10’: “My tribute to an idol, @PauloFutre, today you play with us “. Jugones, from laSexta, has spoken with him. This is his story.“This is a situation that is undermining you, it is making a dent in your head. And in the end you need to pull some talisman. I put on my shirt to give me strength. In these crude moments, the shirt helps you push forward, “says Pujadas.” It is a talisman. We are face to face with the bug pulling patients out of cars. We are the ones who enter them “, he added after joking:” You can’t go white every day!“The rojiblanco spirit helps him, the spirit of never stop believing, every day a day less to take the black from these so difficult.”The people admitted here tell us that they have spent twelve, fifteen or twenty days without seeing their relatives. They know they come here to die alone, “he confessed sadly. The strength of Atleti in the hospital 🔴⚪💪 Incredible our Clark Kent @PujadaManuel in @ A3News 🙌🦸‍♂️🔟 A round of applause and infinite thanks to him and all our heroes #never stop believing 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/iAPlF6RoPc– Paulo Futre (@PauloFutre) April 1, 2020Meanwhile, from the same day on March 27, Paulo Futre, the idol, started his search, also using social media. “Not all the heroes wear a coat. Can you help me find this crack? I want to send you a detail, “he launched, as a bottle in the digital sea. The question was accompanied by the video published by Pujadas. They have already been found. And Futre thanked again for his work, his gesture, with another tweet with Pujadas as destination: “The strength of the Atleti in the hospital. Incredible our Clark Kent. Superhero. An applause and infinite thanks for him and all our heroes”.last_img read more

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Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket victory in their opening game of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gayle’s Lahore Qalanders managed just 125 for eight off their 20 overs, with the West Indies left-hander scoring just six.He perished to the fourth ball of the game, holding out too long on off-spinner Shoaib Malik with the score on six.Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 37 from 31 deliveries, while Sohaib Maqsood struck 22, to be the only two batsmen past 20.West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo also failed to get among the runs, scoring a run-a-ball 14 before he was bowled by paceman Mohammed Amir in the penultimate over.Simmons then took command of the game for Kings, hammering an unbeaten 62 to guide them home with 25 deliveries remaining in the run chase.The right-hander faced 46 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes and put on 109 for the third wicket with Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan who made 51 off 35 balls with three fours and three sixes.Their stand pulled Kings around from a dangerous position of four runs for two wickets in the second over.Bravo proved expensive with his two overs of medium pace, conceding 27 runs and going wicketless.In the second game of the day at the venue, Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell took three wickets but his Islamabad United crashed to a 24-run defeat to Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi.Batting first, Zalmi tallied 145 for seven with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking a run-a-ball 51 with three fours and a six.Sammy, the West Indies Twenty20 captain, scored just ten before he was run out with three balls left in the innings.Medium pacer Russell claimed three for 31 from his four overs but then had no such luck with the bat, falling for a run-a-ball 12 as United crawled to 121 for nine.last_img read more

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Gesta to challenge Linares for WBA World lightweight title

first_imgCarpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img And although he’s racked up a total of 34 total fights, Gesta’s only foray into World title territory was when he suffered a 12-round beating to Miguel Vazquez for the IBF Wordl lightweight belt.“I know that Gesta has speed and power but he hasn’t been at this level before, and on Jan. 27, he’ll know what it’s like to face a World champion,” said Linares (43-3) as per BoxingNews24.com.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGesta wasn’t the original opponent of Linares, as per BoxingNews24.com, as the Venezuelan was initially in talks with the camp of WBC World lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.Garcia, though, pulled out of the negotiations and is rumored to be taking on IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. for a unification bout. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments After Game 2 meltdown, Blue Eagles need ‘laser focus’ in do-or-die Filipino boxer Mercito Gesta is set to take another shot at World title as he faces WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares on January 27.Gesta, 30, has an impressive record of 31-1-2 is unranked in the WBA standings but is the no. 12 lightweight in the IBF rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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