Ateneo, UST stake crown in UAAP Season 79 judo

first_imgUST, which defeated University of the East via a large margin last season, is tipped to win in the distaff side.In the juniors division, the Tiger Cubs, who dethroned the Blue Eaglets in the boys division last season, will enter the two-day event as heavy favorites.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentUST guns for a second straight title in the girls division, which is a demonstration event last year.The juniors’ matches will be held in the morning, while the seniors’ bouts will be played in the afternoon. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alapag enjoying mentoring Meralco’s young guys as skills coach Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ateneo tries to defend the men’s crown while University of Santo Tomas seeks a three-peat in the women’s division as the UAAP judo championship opens Saturday at the Sports Pavilion inside De La Salle-Zobel campus in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa.The Blue Eagles are expected to face a stiff competition from the Growling Tigers, who ruled the event two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

Doom, gloom, suffer, roasting, fooled, soft, mistakes and bad

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Read more Facebook With Scotland already threatening to pass up a chance to become one of the 749 qualifiers for the finals of Euro 2020, fans would be forgiven for heading to Hampden and burning down the ticket office in a humorous homage to the 1909 Scottish Cup final. [Legal disclaimer: fans may not be forgiven.] And yet they shouldn’t be too disheartened. After all, with just the five losses from his seven matches in charge, and a win percentage of 28.6%, McLeish has yet to plumb the depths of his reigns at Aston Villa (21.4%) and Nottingham Forest (14.3%). So that’s got to count for something. Onwards and upwards, then! Unless Scotland manage to get themselves relegated, of course, but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.England plan to show the auld enemy how it’s done on Friday evening. They travel to the 8,279-capacity HNK Rijeka Stadium, which will be packed with tens of officials, delegates and journalists, plus a TV cameraman, all of whom will witness the League Q Group 73 Matchday 3.5 encounter with Croatia. The hosts have been ordered to play the game behind closed doors, as punishment for their fans marking geometric spiritual shapes on the pitch before a Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy, and Gareth Southgate will be hoping to take advantage of a “strange experience” to avenge that defeat. Mind you, Croatia have a miserable capitulation of their own to address, having been thumped 6-0 by Spain on Matchday 2b. So mix yourself a large Turps’n’tonic; if you squint real hard, it’ll almost look as though what’s going on actually means something.LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Scott Murray for hot MBM coverage of Croatia 1-1 England in the Nations League from 7.45pm BST.QUOTE OF THE DAY“I’m quite a reserved character and I keep a lot of things to myself. That’s my home life as well. I just try to deal with things and, rightly or wrongly, get on with it. Maybe if I had spoken to somebody about it properly, it might have gone away quicker or it might not have been as bad as it was. But I never did” – Michael Carrick talks to Daniel Taylor about depression and guiding young players though pitfalls. Michael Carrick. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Share on LinkedIn CROATIA > ENGLAND > TURPS DRINK > SCOTLANDFor a while on Thursday, if you squinted real hard after draining a couple of glasses of refreshing turps-flavoured isotonic beverage Turps, Scotland looked a little bit like Brazil. Yellow shirts, you see. And also they were winning! But you’ll have quickly sobered up in the second half as Israel, ranked an impressive 94th in the world, showcased their undoubted quality. Oh John! Oh Kieran! Oh Scotland! How could you! “We’re obviously going to get a bit of stick about this,” admitted Alex McLeish after his side’s 2-1 defeat, as part of an analysis which also included the following words: doom, gloom, suffer, roasting, fooled, soft, disappointed, devastated, devastating, mistakes, difficult and bad. Oh Alex! CHANT OF THE DAY“Preston, move your car. Preston, Preston, move your car” – Dulwich Hamlet fans react to a Tannoy announcement asking for their keeper, Preston Edwards (playing in goal), to move his motor or risk getting it towed after parking illegally before the 5-0 loss in a fundraiser with Crystal Palace.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism [the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – Fiver Ed] is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us. 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I think the urge to keep them is the potential for humour; every now and then I get a real chuckle, and that seems to be worth the aggravation” – Mike Hartman [are you sure it’s The Fiver? – Fiver Ed].“While I endeavour to avoid a backlog of unread Fivers, when it does happen I find a quick perusal of the letters section enough to keep me up to speed with the pressing matters of the day. This allows me to hit delete, confident I probably haven’t missed anything of importance. Actually, would you mind popping the letters section at the top going forward?” – Steve Branch.“In the absence of anything football-related of interest, I decided to look back at the timeliness of The Fiver and can report that since returning from Ethics World Cup duties, it has been sent at an average time of 4.25pm. Of the most regular contributors, Barry Glendenning tops the list, with his bylined emails landing at an average 4.12pm, followed by Scott Murray at 4.28pm, Paul Doyle at 4.30pm and Jacob Steinberg at 4.33pm. I would suggest renaming The Fiver, but that would mean updating my email rule sending it directly to deleted items” – Paul Thomas.Send your letters to And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Michael Hann.BITS AND BOBSRoss McCormack was in fine form for Central Coast Mariners in their flamin’ pre-season win over Macarthur South West United, because The Fiver has a nose for news and knows this is the match’s big talking point. Pinterest Reuse this content The honeymoon is over for Croatia, warns Alex Holiga, but an intimate night in Rijeka might reignite the flames. And Daniel Taylor sets the scene.Will any England fans make it into the game? One fancies their chances.Heard the one about the Irish team facing an English side in a Scottish cup? Simon Burnton’s here all week.Eni Aluko on the value of playing abroad.How many world-class players does the Premier League have, ponders Paul Wilson.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!BRAZE THE LORD! Share via Email Jordan Murray and teammate. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images features Croatia invoke grievance procedure for closed-doors rerun with England The Fiver Football Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Aaron Ramsey thought he had agreed a new contract but Arsenal didn’t let him put his pen anywhere near it. “That’s a decision they have made and things happen in football,” he sniffed.Kylian Mbappé has become only the fourth footballer in 95 years to appear on the cover of Time. “I think I might have missed out on something,” he sighed. “I did not have the moments of so-called normal people during adolescence, like going out with friends, enjoying good times.” Preach, Kylian.Former Uefa chief suit Michel Platini has filed a lawsuit in France in a bid to prove Fifa bods got him banned from football.And Jürgen Klopp reckons Liverpool will give the Anfield cleaners another trophy to polish one day. “I’m sure this club will win something,” he tooted. “Nobody wants to look back in 10 or 20 years and say: ‘So the best time we had without winning anything was when Klopp was here. It was so funny and all that stuff.’”STILL WANT MORE?The forgotten story of Luton Town’s Manager Idol, by John Ashdown. Share on Pinterest Twitter Facebook Ah yes, Mike Newell. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Topics Share on Twitterlast_img read more