Diego Capel: “In Malta I have been received as a king”

first_imgThere are times when to meet again it is necessary to travel thousands of kilometers. It is the case of Diego Capel (Almería, 1988), whom soccer toured in Europe – he played in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium – and has now led to Malta. “I’m very happy. I have been received like a king And after several months without a team, I have managed to feel important again. The most valuable thing for a footballer is to feel valued and here I have noticed it from the first moment. I had a galactic presentation … I can’t ask for more, “reveals the Sevilla squad to this newspaper.After spending the first part of the season without a team, Capel received the call of the Birkirkara FC. “At first I was a little reluctant“, remembers the soccer player,” but I ended up accepting. “” Then other more interesting possibilities came up, like going to Greece, but I had already given my word. The Birkirkara showed a lot of interest and that for me was essential. I prioritized continuing in Europe because I know that I still have a couple of years of good football, “completes the Andalusian, who has left behind” difficult months “in which” people believed that he would be physically ill. ” I still have a lot to contribute. “In Malta, Capel has found peace. “After trying so many things, you are looking for a place where you feel comfortable. Only in this way will you manage to give your best. Here they have given me all the facilities and that has made me find myself.” The Andalusian, who played almost 200 games with Sevilla and has in his record a European Under-19 and another Under-21, two UEFA Cups, a European Super Cup, two King’s Cups, a Spanish Super Cup, a Portuguese Cup and a Belgian league, he confesses having been surprised by the reception he has had in Malta: “I thought that nobody would know me, but everyone knows who I am and have seen my videos”. “There was a great stir with my signing. It is a pride to see that people recognize my work. That they expect so much from me gives confidence and improves my expectations,” he completes. In the locker room, Diego Capel is getting used to dealing with all kinds of questions about his past in Spain. “They ask me about my time in the national team, what it’s like to play in LaLiga or what it means to have Messi or Cristiano in front of me”, two galactics with whom he was compared in 2008: “I was in one of the best moments of my career, but it is not my fault that a cover compares me with such footballers. It was very strong, but I was always clear that they were somewhere else level. In Spain they put you on a pedestal very quickly, but it did not affect me at any time. “Last weekend, Diego Capel scored his first goal for Birkirkara, something he felt “like a release” after “a difficult stage”. “There is nothing better than scoring and feeling in a good moment. I am 32 years old, but I keep the illusion intact”, reveals the Andalusian, who is at the moment when he most values ​​being able to continue doing what he likes most: playing soccer . “The death of my brother José Antonio Reyes changed my perspective. You never expect that life, which has already taken me from Puerta, can take another partner in this way. So you have to take advantage of every moment. In Malta, yes, but I appreciate being able to continue enjoying this profession, which is beautiful. Hopefully we can do it for many more years, “he says.last_img read more

LaLiga and AFE will meet next week despite the salary taboo

first_imgThe fact that the economic negotiations are broken between LaLiga and AFE, does not mean that they do not meet again in the next few hours to analyze the crisis that Spanish football is experiencing and to debate the measures to be adopted so that its effects harm the least possible to clubs and footballers. Because, Both institutions plan to reschedule a telematic meeting next week. There is still no specific day. There, as AS has learned, the agenda will revolve around the different calendars on the table (up to 10, according to LaLiga) and ranging from ending the season with different start and end dates, to assessing that there can be played. But what, above all, will be discussed will be the health protocols for returning to work and competition, where the union wants to provide proposals that the players are sending them once it already seems clear that there would be matches every 72 hours and not every 48 as the clubs wanted. What, in principle, they will no longer talk about and it is a taboo subject, it is the subject of the percentage that clubs and players should be responsible for in the event of losses due to inactivity, as there will be. Thebes already calculated that the players should bear about 50% of the losses in any scenario (1,000 million if it is not possible to play and 150 if they end up playing the remaining 11 games), while footballers stand at 20% if canceled, recovering 10% in the following season, without having to reduce their payrolls in case of playing, either behind closed doors or with the public.After the meeting that LaLiga and AFE have held this Wednesday with the CSD, the RFEF and the CEOE, their agendas are not going to stop these days despite being Easter. LaLiga will continue with its meetings with the different national and international organizations and is already preparing its Delegate Commission for Monday, where six First-tier clubs (Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia and Villarreal) and six Second-tier clubs (Levante, Depor, Cádiz, Las Palmas , Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo meet to update the situation regarding ERTE and individual negotiations with each staff to reduce wages.The Mixed Commission will not meet for another two weeks.For its part, AFE continues to meet with political parties to analyze the situation together. Today is the turn of the Popular Party. In addition, David Aganzo will participate in the Board of Directors of the RFEF that is also held this Wednesday.last_img read more

UEFA wants the Champions League to start on October 20

first_imgStill not knowing what will become of soccer in the short term, UEFA and LaLiga already manage different dates for the start of the 2020-21 season. The employers claim to the RFEF that it is not competent when deciding which clubs will compete in Europe and in the document that has been sent to it, the LaLiga lawyers have mentioned the starting dates that the European body has in mind: “The start of the Champions League and Europa League Group Stage is scheduled for October 20, 2020“They also include in the document when the previous round would be played, who would have to contest the sixth in LaLiga Santander or the seventh, if the Cup winner was already classified: next August 13. In this way, the body chaired by Javier Tebas explains that it is still early to determine who can get the pass and, failing that, that is not the responsibility of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Be that as it may, UEFA’s proposal for next season could be modified if the spread of the pandemic prevents the return of the competition in the coming months. The European football regulatory organization, in fact, has always advocated for the end of the season and even has sent a notice to Belgium, after the pre-agreement of the parties involved to permanently suspend the remainder of the campaign.LaLiga, on September 12?Meanwhile, Javier Tebas and his team are considering the possibility that the new season of the national league championship will begin on September 12. LaLiga remains in calendar negotiations with UEFA and, although the future is uncertain, it already manages that option. In any case, the priority today is to be able to reach an agreement so that the 2019-20 season is completed without major setbacks and always preserving the health of all those involved.last_img read more

The 10 moments that have Cádiz one step away from Primera

first_imgUntil the break came, the Cádiz season was being framed. Solid leader of Second during 27 of the 31 days, he only dropped from first place on four occasions and in all of them being second classified, or what is the same: always in direct promotion. Throughout the League he has shown superiority that was absolute in sections. The base has been defensive strength and good numbers both at home (where the fans have had a fundamental role), whatever (They have only fallen in five games out of 16). All this is summed up in ten key moments. Ten situations in games, which have Cádiz one step away from First.8/18/2019. Day 1. Cádiz 3-1 PonferradinaCádiz started the season with a victory against Ponferradina (3-1) and against their people to forget as soon as possible the tragic end of the previous campaign, in which the yellows did not win any of the last seven games. This reason deprived them of playing the promotion playoff. Despite the fact that the Bercianos were ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Trigueros; Javi Navarro, Perea and Nano Mesa, came back to leave +3 in Carranza.09/01/2019. Matchday 4. Racing 1-2 Cádiz.After chaining three consecutive victories and already settled in first place, Álvaro Cervera players went to El Sardinero with the aim of continuing in a positive line. The yellows had to sweat a lot to beat the Cantabrians (1-2). Perea put the visitors ahead in the first half and Barral equalized in the 85th after previously missing a penalty. When everything seemed to indicate that the tie would be the final result, Álex, from a penalty, and in the 100 ‘, put the 1-2.09-14-2019. Matchday 5. Cádiz 2-0 GironaOne of the great tests by fire came on the fifth day. Cádiz received Girona, one of the recently descended and favorites for promotion. However, those of Álvaro Cervera did not shake their pulse and with goals from Álcala, at his own door; and Álex, put 15 in the yellow dotted box. Stuani ended the game prematurely on expulsion. Cadiz began to present a firm candidacy for promotion.09-29.2019. Day 8. Almería 1-2 CádizThe game of the Mediterranean Games was, perhaps, the key moment of the Cádiz season. The yellows arrived at the field of the current leader (they had lost the first place two days before) and they recovered it with a flag victory in a difficult match. Despite the fact that Cervera’s men went ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Lozano, Marcos Mauro saw the expulsion in the 76th minute and three minutes later the locals tied. However, in 88 ‘, Espino appeared to put the final 1-2 and thus regain the lead.10-18-2019. Matchday 12. Cádiz 2-0 Las PalmasOn day 12, Cádiz was a perfectly greased machine. Las Palmas visited the Tacita de Plata and those of Cervera added a new victory (2-0), which meant the fifth consecutive victory. Fali and Álex, from a penalty, put the goals and placed the yellows to the maximum difference with respect to the playoff of the entire season. A +11 with Fuenlabrada, which dispelled any doubts about the real objective of Cádiz. 11-24-2019. Matchday 17. Cádiz 2-1 LugoCádiz faced the match against Lugo on matchday 17, as a great opportunity to make good the two consecutive draws in two visits to Rayo and Tenerife. The yellows started with doubts after an early goal by Iriome, but recovered thanks to a double by Iza. In the first, the winger appeared through the center of the box to finish off a luxury assist from Mesa; and in the second, a tremendous kick was taken that entered the squad.01-04-2020. Round 22. Ponferradina 0-0 CádizOn the first day of the new year, Cádiz saved an important point from El Toralín, another of the complicated fields of this season. Álvaro Cervera’s did not show their best version before Ponferradina and Cifuentes had to sustain the team with seven stops. The yellows had to play the last minutes of the match with one less player, by expulsion of Quezada, but they were able to maintain the initial result.01-24-2020. Matchday 25. Cádiz 1-0 RacingDoubts begin to arrive in January, where Cádiz begins to weaken and loses part of the advantage with its pursuers. Against Racing, on matchday 25, The yellow team has no choice but to win again after a streak of four games without doing so. Everything seems expensive when the Cantabrians are left with one less player by expulsion from Olartúa, however, and despite the siege of the Cervera team, Cádiz does not manage to break the door down until the 92nd minute, when Cala takes an unstoppable kick from outside the area. Cádiz returns to the lead and will no longer release him.02-08-2020. Matchday 27. Las Palmas 1-2 CádizIn Gran Canaria, Cádiz shows again a version more similar to that of the first days of the League. The people of Cádiz took an important victory at the Las Palmas stadium (1-2). Perea and Álex put the score 0-2 on the scoreboard. The locals begin to tighten and manage to reduce distances through a goal by Rubén Castro, minutes from the end. Mel’s tried to tie on several occasions, but Cifuentes saved the team again with five merit stops.03-06-2020. Matchday 31. Lugo 1-1 CádizCádiz played its last game before the break, at Anxo Carro. Another match where things got difficult from the start. Cervera’s men played 65 minutes with one less player, by expulsion of Cifuentes, but managed to get a point despite being inferior. Lozano put the yellows ahead before the break; and in the second part the figure of David Gil was erected, with several interventions of merit. The locals overwhelmed the yellow goal until in the 81 ‘, Carrillo tied the game. Proud yellow tie.last_img read more

Scorpions aim to keep Hurricanes on the floor

first_imgMuch will be at stake when Jamaica Scorpions play away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua in the sixth round of the WICB First-Class Championship, starting today.Campaigning at different ends of the points table, the Scorpions, on 53 points, will be looking to move a step closer to the top two, Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride.The Jaguars, on 85 points, lead the championship, while the Pride are second on 63.The Leewards, in the meanwhile, have lost all five fixtures to date and are lurking at the bottom on 13 points. The Windward Islands Volcanoes are fifth on 29 points, with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force fourth on 37.PRODUCING BETTER RESULTS”If we want to make a run for the title, we have to start producing better results, starting with the Leewards,” stated Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr.”They are down, and we need to keep them down by not only winning, but getting as much bonus points as possible.”With a three-win, two-loss record, the Scorpions will be hoping that the addition of batsmen Jermaine Blackwood, Kirk Edwards and Shacaya Thomas will add much strength to their batting, which has struggled all season.Blackwood missed the team’s first five matches due to West Indies duties, Edwards is making a return after missing their fifth round due to injury, while Thomas has been included for the first time this season.”We have strengthened our batting with the addition of (Jermaine) Blackwood and the return of Kirk (Edwards), and we’re looking for better totals,” said Palmer Jr.”This is in addition to our bowling unit, which we will be looking to for continued good showings.”The team’s bowling will be led by West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and sidelined spinner Nikita Miller.As for the Hurricanes, who will be captained for the first time by Jamaica’s Nkrumah Bonner, they are hoping that this change, as well as an extended training camp, will make them stronger.”Jamaica is a good team, but we are playing at home and hope to use this to our advantage,” said Bonner.”We have players with talent, but have been struggling with the basics, and if we can correct that, we should be very competitive.”In addition to Bonner, their leading run-getter, the Leewards are expected to bank on discarded West Indies pacer Gavin Tonge, former captain and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton, as well as promising young batsman Orlando Peters.last_img read more

Start with fit Awesome Destiny

first_img (1) AWESOME DESTINY (2) SUPERTRONICS/MAN IN BLUE (3) BIG GEORGE (4) SUB STRUCTURE (5) BATTLE SONG/CLEARLY OURS (6) GOLDEN GLORY BIGGEORGE TIPPED TO WIN BIG GEORGE, with four-time champion Omar Walker riding for DaCosta, has won two of his last three races and is tipped to repeat in the third race over the straight for four-year-olds and up. He represents the in-form horse in a small field of six, and despite the presence of the recent course winner ANOTHER BULLET and lightly weighted COME DANCE WITH ME. BIG GEORGE, however, has most appeal with only 53.0kg. Having dropped two classes to contest the fourth race (claiming $180,000) over 1000 metres round, SUB STRUCTURE, with Nelson aboard, should score an overdue win at the expense of the fleet-footed CLASSICAL TRAIN in the field of 12. The last two races in the first SUPER-6 should be won by BATTLE SONG (loves the straight) under in-form Aaron Chatrie and GOLDEN GLORY (Odean Edwards up) to beat his improving stable-companion CLASSY AVIATOR (Chatrie up) in the sixth race over 1400 metres for maiden three-year-olds. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park last Saturday, and the carry-over to tomorrow’s meet stands at $1.2 million. Both Super-6s were caught by punters and start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The first Super-6 is from race one to six; the late Super-6 from five to 10. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a restricted allowance race over 1500 metres, confined to native and imported three-year-olds, to be contested by seven starters. The ones expected to figure seriously are recent winner WILL IN CHARGE under leading jockey Dane Nelson; the American filly AWESOME DESTINY with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Gary Subratie, and MY COMPANION, who will now have the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards after flopping behind ORPHEUS in the Sir Howard Stakes over 1200 metres last Saturday. AWESOME DESTINY was all the rage (3-5 favourite) on her debut over 1200 metres some weeks ago but could only manage third, beaten three lengths by CRUISING MOTION. Now better for the experience and the longer trip to her liking, AWESOME DESTINY is expected to recoup losses despite the presence of the Robert Pearson-trained native-bred colt WILL IN CHARGE, who looked improved when scoring over a mile in the good time of 1:40.3. AWESOME DESTINY should chase the expected leader STUNNER before going through approaching the home turn and holding WILL IN CHARGE at bay. SUPERTRONICS, to be ridden by Robert Halledeen for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, went down fighting against the speedy YOGA recently and gets a glorious chance to go one better in the second race, a 4-y-o-and-up restricted allowance over 1100 metres (non-winners of two) in which eight will run. SUPERTRONICS has been knocking loudly at the door in recent weeks and should now win from MAN IN BLUE and BIMINI.last_img read more

Jurideini, Stewart weigh in on Reggae Boyz chances

first_imgTwo Local football experts shared mixed views on the Reggae Boyz’s chances against Nicaragua in the second leg of their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Manugua, this evening at 8:30.pm.Football analyst and administrator, Clyde Jureidini, believes the Boyz are that much better than their opponent and will get the required two or more goals to see themselves through to the next round.However, former national assistant coach, Bradley Stewart, thought the Boyz got it so wrong first time around that he doubts if they can get it right this time, especially with so many first-choice players out.”I expect they would correct the errors.. and that they come in a more serious frame of mind and start with a lot more urgency at the beginning of the game and put pressure on the opponent, even though they are at home and, hopefully, that pressure should count for the amount of goals we need,” said Jureidini.improvement mandatoryHowever, he warned that there cannot be a repeat of the indiscipline that cost the team in the first leg on Friday.”The disparity (between the teams) was largely in the execution … our discipline and application to the task we should correct. Having lost the first game, we should come out and play much better and with a lot more purpose to get the result,” he added.Stewart, on the other, has his doubts, based on the application in the first game and the fact that more first-choice players might miss this match.”What you call this? Mission Impossible? the veteran coach mused. “For the first game, we weren’t ready psychologically, and we underestimated this team. There were many things that were depressing … and when you make those mistakes at this level, I don’t think you are going to recover,” he assessed more seriously.”Given what has happened to Wes Morgan, (Jobi) McAnuff and (Gareth) McCleary (absent due to club commitments), Gil Barnes can’t play on (astro) turf, and Austin might not play, and if Austin don’t play, our defensive capabilities will be hampered,” he continued.However, he thinks Jamaica are much better and good enough to get the result and advance.”It doesn’t help them (Nicaragua) to play too defensive, as we will create chances, so they have to play cautious. This team is rated 139th, and we are rated 52, so there must be a difference.”But if we get the approach so wrong in the first match, then I am wondering if we can get it right this time around,” he questioned.last_img read more

Horse Racing Tips

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgHenriques tops first shooting match in Mandeville Orville Henriques began 2017 on a winning note, smashing a 10-man field to take the first monthly match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club last weekend. Henriques, who was the top shooter in local matches during the 2016 season, won ahead of female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who posted 73 per cent. The surprise finisher was Lyle Swaby, who took third spot. Swaby only started serious competition on the shooting circuit last year. Owen Campbell (62 per cent) copped fourth, edging Thomas Jones by one percentage point, with Evan Grant and Desmond Prince rounding out the shooters who got above 50 per cent. The next major match, dubbed Pre-Florida Open matchup, will be on February 12. St Bess FC of St Elizabeth lead on goal difference in a three-way tie on points at the top of the standings after five rounds of the 2017 South Central Confed Super League. Following a 4-0 demolition of Clarendon’s New Bowens last weekend, St Bess lead with 13 points ahead of Sporting Central and Tru-Juice of St Catherine. All three have won four of their five games and drawn one. Sporting Central earned their fourth win after outscoring Hillstars of Manchester 3-2 while Tru-Juice got the better of Kemps Hill 4-3. Dunbeholden FC also won 3-0 against Downs FC while Rivoli United FC disposed of Blackstars 4-1. The weekend was remarkable for Ricam Academy of Manchester, who scored their first victory beating visiting Holland PYC of St Elizabeth 3-1 at Greenvale Community Centre. The Noranda/New Day North Central Athletics meet takes place today at the Port Rhodes Sports Club, Discovery Bay. According to meet organiser Duen Daley, the meet has attracted more than 20 schools and a number of track clubs, including Athletico, Comets, and the Moneague Track Club. The meet has also been opened to prep and primary schools. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with the running of the 3,000 and 5,000 metres events. The grounds, track and facilities have been made available by the Port Rhodes Sports Club and Noranda/New Day bauxite operations. Greater Portmore Primary will have their annual 3K road race on their school grounds on Friday, February 3. Primary and high schools students in Portmore have been specially invited. Also invited are health-conscious individuals, parents and members of various clubs. Proceeds are in aid of the school’s sport programme. Entry fee: $300 children, $500 adults. Warm-up 6.30 a.m., race time 7 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three winners of each age group. Three-way tie in South Central Confed Noranda/New Day regional track meet on today Greater Portmore Primary 3K road race February 3 Porus FC have put last season’s disappointing run behind them and are leaders after two matches in the new season of the Manchester Football Association Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. In fact, of the five teams which have played two matches, Porus are the only one to have a perfect run. The seven-team league saw three matches being played – two at Kirkvine Sports Club and one at the Porus Community Centre. In the first game at Kirkvine, Porus were gifted all three points when Mile Gully handed them an own goal in the final minute of play. The second game produced a five-goal thriller as Technical Strikers outscored Comfort 3-2. The man of the match was Technical Striker’s Christopher Williams, who scored twice. In the lone encounter at the Porus Community Centre, Star Zone and Villa played to a 1-1 draw.center_img Defending champions Fort International made a winning start to their 2017 campaign as the Jamaica Domino Federation/City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union domino league kicked off last Sunday. Fort defeated Mechanical Strikers 300-275. In other games, Right Stuff whipped Chedwin Strikers 300-246; Eradication stopped Masterpiece 300-277; Links United thrashed Ken’s Wildflower 300-224; Waterhouse United beat Naggo Head 300-281; Spring Village defeated Frasziers Whip 300-272; Correctional Services beat Garveymeade 300-190; Soursop Tree defeated Memory Lane 300-241; Feluchi Strikers outlasted Passagefort United 300-290; Exceptional International surprised Braeton All Stars 300-285. Tomorrow’s matches (Home teams named first): Garveymeade vs Right Stuff; Frazsiers Whip vs Fort International; Links United vs Masterpiece; Memory Lane vs Waterhouse United; Passagefort United vs Correctional Services; Eradication vs Ken’s Wildflower; Braeton All Stars vs Naggo Head; Chedwin Strikers vs Feluchi Strikers; Mechanical Strikers vs Soursop Tree. Fort make winning start Manchester and St James will contest the finals of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) netball competition on February 3. The venue is yet to be decided but St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) is being explored. The two parishes won their respective semi-finals last Friday at STETHS. St James defeated Westmoreland while Manchester had an easy victory over St Ann. Five games on in Portmore Division Two Five games are scheduled in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League tomorrow. Newly crowned mid-season champions Racing United have a tricky away assignment to Braeton United at Ferdie Neita Park in the first match of a double-header at 1 p.m. In the second game at 3 p.m., Westchester tackle Waterford. At Southborough field, Edgewater will square off against Three West at 1 p.m. and Caymanas Gardens tackle Southborough at 3 p.m. in the venue’s second game. In a lone game at the Cumberland High School field, Cumberland host Daytona. Meanwhile, Racing United took the mid-season trophy last Sunday without kicking a ball, as their opponents in the final, Edgewater FC, failed to show. Porus lead Manchester Major League Manchester, St James teachers in JTA netball finalslast_img read more

FEU prepared to play PVL Finals game 2 sans Pons

first_imgView comments Still, FEU coach George Pascua said his team will be ready to play on Saturday regardless.“We’re prepared to play again without them,” said Pascua. “We’ve been able to perform during games that she (Pons) wasn’t there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Armed with more experience, Amer expected to lead Meralco in Finals Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBernadeth Pons has missed five of her team’s last six games but somehow, Far Eastern University still went on to make it to the championship round of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Minus Pons, FEU fell short in the finals opener but not after going toe-to-toe against an undefeated National University side, bannered by the towering Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Santiago imposed her will and finished with a game-high 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces.The Lady Bulldogs took Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lady Tamaraws are likely to be without their team captain in Pons and another key player in Kyla Atienza in Game 2.The last time Pons showed up, she led FEU over Adamson in the semis decider on Saturday with 15 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more