Following a surprising run to the finals of the recent UAAP men’s basketball tournament, the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons got a major boost with the construction of a spanking new training facility in their Diliman campus. The Epsilon Chi Fitness Center, which opened its doors to the UP community on October 2, now serves as the training facility of the Maroons. The gym houses a covered basketball court, which could also host other sports such as badminton, table tennis and volleyball. Prior to the establishment of the 1,457 square-meter fitness center, the UP men’s basketball team used to train either at UP Gym Annex or at Celebrity Sports Club. Asst. Prof. Francis Carlos Diaz, chairman of the UP Department of Physical Education and former UP athletics director, said that it was UP Epsilon Chi Fraternity that pushed for the construction of the center. WATCH: Why Kobe Paras thinks Maroons-Blue Eagles finals was ‘lit’ The UP College … [Read more...] about News Fighting Maroons, campus fitness buffs find home in new UP training facility
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By BEN SISARIO New York Times GRAHAM BOWLEY Mon., April 2, 2018 In 2010, when the U.S. Justice Department allowed the two most dominant companies in the live music business — Live Nation and Ticketmaster — to merge, many greeted the news with dread. Live Nation was already the world’s biggest concert promoter. Ticketmaster had for years been the leading ticket provider. Critics warned that the merger would create an industry monolith, one capable of crippling competitors in the ticketing business. Federal officials tried to reassure the skeptics. They pointed to a consent decree, or legal settlement, they had negotiated as part of the merger approval. Its terms were strict, they said: It would boost competition and block monopolistic behaviour by the new, larger Live Nation. “There will be enough air and sunlight in this space for strong competitors to take root, grow and thrive,” said the country’s top antitrust regulator, … [Read more...] about Live Nation rules music ticketing — some say with threats
LOS ANGELES: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Major League Soccer debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy could come as soon as Saturday, said Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid who described the Swede as "not a normal, mortal human'. The Swedish star won't arrive in Southern California until Thursday night and is due to meet his new teammates on Friday morning. But Schmid didn't rule out the possibility that he'd be ready to play a role on Saturday when the Galaxy takes on their new cross-town rivals Los Angeles Football Club, at StubHub Center in suburban Carson. "You're talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic," Schmid said in comments posted on the team's website. "You're not talking about a normal, mortal human. I'm sure he'll tell you the same. "He's a competitor. He loves to compete and he loves challenges. If you ask me is he 90 minutes fit for Saturday, no. But will he play a role in the game? Quite possibly." Ibrahimovic's impending arrival in Southern California was announced last week with characteristic … [Read more...] about Ibrahimovic’s MLS debut ‘possibly’ as soon as Saturday
Club Champion, a golf club fitting and building company, is coming to Cary. A fitting studio will open in April at 419 Crossroads Blvd. Club Champion fits, sells and builds custom golf clubs using clubheads, shafts and grips from such brands as Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, PXG, Fujikura and Golf Pride. The company says it delivers a tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots. With 3,000 square feet, the Cary studio has been designed to showcase Club Champion’s fitting experience and 35,000 hittable clubhead and shaft combinations. The studio includes two indoor hitting bays with launch monitors for analyzing performance, a putter fitting system with practice green, and a build shop for repairing and assembling golf clubs by hand. “Our approach is unbiased, with no promotion of any specific vendors,” said Joe Lee, the company’s CEO. “Our only goal is to find the best combination of components to help customers hit longer, more … [Read more...] about Does a better fitting golf club make a difference?
PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday’s win over Marseille, the Ligue 1 leaders announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6. PSG trail in the tie after a 3-1 first-leg defeat in Spain, with their hopes of a maiden Champions League title taking a further body blow with the confirmation of Neymar’s injury, although they didn’t specify how long the 26-year-old would be out of action. Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar Jr is evacuated on a stretcher during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Monday. AFP PHOTO “Additional examinations performed today (ultrasound and CT) … [Read more...] about Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal in Sunday’s win