Sport Japan's stunning World Cup victory over Ireland did not register as a huge surprise for Steve Borthwick and the England forwards coach said on Sunday the hosts have grown to such an extent they go into games against the elite sides believing they can win. 29 Sep 2019 11:45AM Bookmark KOBE: Japan's stunning World Cup victory over Ireland did not register as a huge surprise for Steve Borthwick and the England forwards coach said on Sunday the hosts have grown to such an extent they go into games against the elite sides believing they can win.Four years on from delivering the sport's biggest upset by beating South Africa at the 2015 tournament, Japan pulled off another shock for the ages with a 19-12 win over the Irish, who only recently lost top spot in the world rankings to New Zealand.While their famous win over the Springboks in England was like a bolt from the blue Saturday's result did not carry the same shock value, said Borthwick, who was on Eddie Jones's coaching … [Read more...] about Lack of shock value a measure of how far Japan have come
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The others are civil engineer, model, actor, cardiologist, scientist, IT expert It will rain men next Friday night, Aug. 23, when 75 hunks from the same number of countries strut their stuff in an effort to bag the 2019 Mr. World crown. Among the hopefuls are a doctor, a civil engineer, a model, an actor, a cardiologist, a scientist and a child psychologist. Twenty-four of them sat down for individual interviews with The STAR at the Novotel, a stone’s throw from the Araneta Coliseum where the pageant will be held. I should say that all of them are winnable but sadly only one will wear the crown currently held by India’s Rohit Khandelwal. The Philippines has yet to win and the highest honor a Filipino got was first runner-up (Andrew Wolfe). At 21 among the youngest in the bunch, Mr. Canada (contestants are known by the countries they are representing) is not shy about his being autistic and he, in fact, openly talked about it. “At my age,” he began, “I have … [Read more...] about Autistic is among 75 Mr. World 2019 bets
Abraham Tolentino elected to POC top post Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Emerging victorious in the Philippine Olympic Committee’s special elections, newly-installed president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino yesterday immediately sounded the call for unity to his colleagues as they move on from the leadership disputes and turn their focus on the Southeast Asian Games hosting. Tolentino beat athletics boss Philip Ella Juico in the polls participated in by 44 voting members, garnering 24 votes against 20 to win the post vacated by former president Ricky Vargas last June. Juico’s runningmate, 74-year-old Steve Hontiveros of handball, won the chairmanship after getting 26 votes against Tolentino’s bet, Robert Aventajado of taekwondo, who got 18. Archery’s Clint Aranas and gymnastics’ Cynthia Carrion got back the board seats … [Read more...] about Abraham Tolentino elected to POC top post
Thurman bets on himself to KO Pacquiao Dino Maragay (Philstar.com) - June 25, 2019 - 10:15am MANILA, Philippines – WBA “super” welterweight champion Keith Thurman continues to ooze with confidence heading into his mammoth showdown with fellow champion Manny Pacquiao less than a month from now. In an interview with TMZ Sports, the brash 30-year-old fighter said he is betting on himself to stop Pacquiao during their July 20 clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (July 21 Manila time). And Thurman boasted he can do it in less than three rounds. “I don't think it’s a good bet but you know, you gotta believe in your fighters. I'm gonna put some money down on the fight too you know,” he told TMZ. “Yeah, let's go for the first or second round knockout. Why not? You know what I mean. We don't wanna just make money so I don't wanna bet straight up, I wanna bet on the KO,” he added. … [Read more...] about Thurman bets on himself to KO Pacquiao
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., May 3, 2019 Bumped into Nikita Soshnikov over at the Coca-Cola Coliseum on Thursday (as you might have surmised from this story about Egor Korshkov). Sosh looked good. He’s working out on his own, starting to get ready for next year. He figures he’s going back to the KHL – maybe St. Petersburg -- after things didn’t work out for him in the NHL. There was real hype – and hope – for him. He remembers it, and believed it and in himself. He was terrific his first call-up (two goals, three assists in 11 games) at the end of the 2015-16 season. “I had a lot of ice time, I had a lot of confidence,” he said. “It’s all confidence. The coach trusts you. You feel good. You’re going to play. But injuries. You have to find a way to stay healthy.” A concussion and a neck injury cost him playing time in Toronto. He was traded to St. Louis. He suffered a concussion in … [Read more...] about Mailbag: Whatever happened to Nikita Soshnikov?