PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) What’s in store for your animal sign this year Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Cavs ‘re-evaluating’ Irving-Thomas swap following post-trade physical—report View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Vietnam ruled the event with 8.43, while Thailand was second with 8.37.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former world champion Rani Ortega hugged the three jins, whom she had mentored after the scores were flashed on the screen of the KLCC Hall 1.It was a big relief for the Philippine taekwondo team here as Malaysian competitors were getting scores deemed too high for their performances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We didn’t play like we are the defending champion. We still worked on it like this was our first time,” said Dustin.Dustin and Raphael won the same event in 2013 with a different teammate, and the 2015 edition with Reyes in tow. MOST READ The Philippine poomsae team of (L to R) Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Enrico Mella performs its routine in the finals of men’s poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines scored a gold medal in taekwondo men’s team poomsae via defending champion Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. Saturday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday.Completing a routine with grace and snap, the Philippines accumulated 8.40 points to overcome title favorite Malaysia (8.34).ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “I said to myself I will avenge my defeat,” said a teary-eyed Reyes after it was clear that they won the gold. Malaysia was second and Indonesia was third (8.04).Reyes, earlier, vied for gold but ended up with bronze in the men’s individual event which the Malaysian took.The trio won bronze in the World Championships in 2014 before bagging the 2015 SEA Games gold in Singapore.“We are very happy because we worked very hard for it,” said Dustin who along with the team also won bronze in the 2016 World Championships in Peru and this year’s Korea Open.The women’s team of Jocel Lyn Ninobla, Rinna Babanto and Juvenille Faye Crisostomo in poomsae won bronze in the event with a score of 8.27.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘Yellow vest’ boxer arrested after assaulting French policeman

first_imgFrench police walk through a cloud of tear gas used to disperse “yellow vest” protestors (Gilets jaunes) and others on a side street off the Champs-Elysees after New Year’s celebrations in the French capital Paris on January 1, 2019. – A fireworks display and sound and light show under the theme “fraternity” went ahead on the Champs-Elysees despite plans for further “yellow vest” anti-government protests at the famed avenue. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)French police arrested a former professional boxer on Monday who was seen punching police officers during a “yellow vest” protest in Paris, in shocking scenes that have highlighted the violence of recent protests.The images filmed on Saturday show a heavily built man in a black duffel coat square up to several police officers before knocking them down in a hail of punches and kicking them on the ground.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Around 50,000 “yellow vest” protesters took to the streets again on Saturday in cities around France to denounce the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron, leading to clashes in Paris, Bordeaux and Rouen.Several men driving a forklift truck also smashed open the doors to the ministry building of government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in Paris, who denounced the break-in as an “unacceptable attack on the Republic”.While the number of protesters has dwindled since December, the determination of a smaller but increasingly radical core of “yellow vest” protesters poses a dilemma for the government.On Friday, Griveaux said those still protesting were “agitators who want insurrection and, basically, to overthrow the government”.He called Monday for everyone to take part in a national debate on taxation and the government’s pro-business programme, which is set to begin later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The French boxing federation issued a statement condemning the violence, saying that it “ran completely contrary to the values of our sport”.“The French Boxing Federation sends its support to the family and loved ones of the officer who was a victim of this individual, but equally to all the security forces who have been on duty these last weeks,” it said.Dettinger’s former coach, Jacky Trompesauce, had urged the father of three to give himself up to police earlier on Monday.“There was something that set it off, which I learned overnight,” Trompesauce told RMC radio on Monday morning, claiming that a woman was attacked by the police, prompting Dettinger to respond with a flurry of punches.“Yellow vest” protests against fuel taxes began in rural and small-town France in late November, but then mushroomed into a wider revolt during December against the policies and governing style of 41-year-old Macron. 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It needs to end,” he told RTL radio on Monday.French police signalled a tougher line last week when they arrested one of the leaders of the “yellow vests”, truck driver Eric Drouet, for organising an unauthorised demonstration.The move led to criticism from political leaders on the far right and radical left, who have encouraged demonstrators to continue taking to the streets to underline their discontent with Macron’s agenda.Images of a policeman striking several protesters in the southern city of Toulon on Saturday also risk fanning the flames.The police officer — a commander who was granted France’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, on January 1 — was referred to investigators at the weekend after appearing to punch a protester in the face several times.‘Surrender plea’The “yellow vest” demonstrations have been frequently violent since they began in late November, particularly on December 1 when crowds ransacked a museum in the Arc de Triomphe and daubed graffiti on the famed monument.The French media has been targeted, while mock executions of Macron have also been a feature of some gatherings, notably in the town of Angouleme in southwest France.Dettinger, the boxer, could face years in jail if convicted over his rampage on Saturday on the Leopold-Sedar-Senghor bridge which links the Tuileries gardens to the Musee d’Orsay in central Paris.Assaulting a police officer can lead to up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (51,000 dollars), though sentences can be increased in certain circumstances. 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 award LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title One of the officers is then beaten by other protesters wearing yellow vests before he is rescued by fellow riot police in protective equipment and helmets.The ex-boxer, identified by French media as 37-year-old Christophe Dettinger, is a former heavyweight professional fighter who reportedly works for the local government in the Essonne area south of Paris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissInterior Minister Christophe Castaner said Dettinger, known in the ring as “The Gypsy From Massy”, a town south of Paris, had handed himself into police in the capital.“He was immediately arrested and will be held accountable for his acts by the justice system,” Castaner added. 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Blue Eagles roll past Green Spikers; Falcons outlast Tigers

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo had a Sunday cruise after dismantling De La Salle in three sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Tony Koyfmann had 15 points to lead the Blue Eagles while Chumason Njigha and Ishmael Rivera added 10 points apiece for Season 80’s runners-up.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES In the other game, Adamson University survived University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14.Paolo Pablico led the Soaring Falcons with 23 points while Lheo Miranda had 13.Joshua Umandal had 22 points for the Tiger Spikers while Manuel Medina added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UST holds off Adamson in season-opening win Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ateneo head coach Timothy Sto. Tomas said he was surprised his team was able to pull off the sweep against the Green Spikers since the Blue Eagles are essentially on a rebuild after the departure of setter Ish Polvorosa and Marck Espejo due to graduation.“This is definitely a morale-booster for us because people are saying that we don’t have Marck or Ish and they’ll think that we won’t have any scorers,” said Sto. Tomas in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“But that’s the thing because now I was able to instill in them that everyone will score for the team, that’s their mentality right now.”Chris Dumago led La Salle with 12 points. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Man Sets Himself Ablaze in Gbarnga

first_imgGbarnga City, Bong County was a scene of shouting, pandemonium and crying when a 29-year-old man set himself ablaze at about 4 p.m. at the Phebe Parking.Twenty-nine-year-old Papa Canmue, who reportedly said he was facing too much hardship, set himself ablaze on Sunday May 18.According to eyewitnesses’ accounts, Canmue had bought a liter of gasoline, measured in a small mayonnaise jar, which the commercial bike riders in that area refer to as Musa, with the amount of L$100.The eye witnesses told our Bong County Correspondent that they thought that Canmue intended using the gasoline in a motor cycle. But to their uttermost surprise, he poured it on himself and struck a match, which caught fire, setting him ablaze.According to the bystanders, when they saw what had happened, they tried to extinguish the blazing fire, but the 29-year-old man began to run as they ran after him.“He ran until the fire overcame him and he dropped rolling in the grass. By the time we reached him, the fire has already overcome the young and nothing else we could do,” one of the eyewitnesses explained.Investigations conducted by this reporter established that Papa Canmue committed suicide for what he (Papa Canmue) termed as living in the bondage of economic hardship.The information maintained that Papa and his family have since separated because of him not being able to provide for the home as the head.“This young man and his family have always been in quarrel for the past three years on grounds that he could not feed his family,” a close neighbor told the Observer.The investigations also indicated that Papa’s children are out of school as the result of him not being able to pay their school fees.It has been said that the latest action by Papa was his second attempt at committing suicide. They said in April of this year, he had climbed in a coconut tree in an effort to fall from the tree and finish his life as a means of liberating himself from the repression of economic hardship, but he was rescued through the frantic effort of community members, who persuaded him to come down.It is been speculated in many quarters of Gbarnga that that man was mentally unbalanced, while some are arguing that he was suffering from psychological problem. Political pundits in Bong County are of the believe that the action by Papa Canmue to immolate himself is a clear indication that the country’s economy is not meliorating for the poverty-stricken citizens evidenced by the hike in the prices of the basic commodities on the Liberian market. It can be recalled in March of this year a 33-year-old woman in Wainsue few miles away from Gbarnga committed suicide because of what she termed as over loaded with extreme hardship.One of the bystanders said, “Whether Papa Canmue was unbalanced or not, let the Government of Liberia build vocational institutions across the country as another way of providing economic security for young people who do not have the opportunity to acquire tertiary education.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Muchuma on a hatrick as Chemelil spank Nakumatt

first_img0Shares0000Philip Muchuma (right) leads teammates in celebrating one of his three goals against Nakumatt FC during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Mar 11- Chemelil Sugar came from a goal down to soak a cash-strapped Nakumatt FC in a four-goal mud-bath, striker Philip Muchuma scoring thrice one of which came off the penalty spot in a 4-1 win.Nakumatt who are unstable financially with their sponsors struggling to get back on their feet came into the game having trained only once this week, and the lack of fitness was telling especially in the second half when they couldn’t even keep possession. The victory Chemelil’s third of the season took them to 11 points and now sit second on the table, only separated from third placed Mathare United by goal difference. Nakumatt with only one win this season remain 13th.On the balance of play and chances, Chemelil were the better side in the opening half, creating the most of chances.Nakumatt though were the first to have a chance at goal with Brian Nyakan’s shot from the right after some good counter attacking play was saved by keeper John Waw.On the opposite end, Faina Jacobs made a brilliant block at the edge of the six yard box to deny Philip Muchuma who had broken through into the box after some shaky defense from Nakumatt.After some balanced play, Nakumatt finally broke the deadlock after 20 minutes, with a simple tap in from close range, benefiting from a Cornelius Juma cross on the right.Chemelil Sugar striker Collins Neto vies for the ball against Nakumatt FC’s David Aswani during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSeven minutes later, Nakumatt should have been two up but Chemelil shot stopper Waw produced s superb full stretched save to parry away a well curled in freekick from Noah Abich.When they seemed to have finally landed some grip on the game, Nakumatt found themselves deflated when Muchuma powered past Abich and Donald Mosoti at the edge of the box, powered in and rounded keeper Frankline Mwenda before slotting into an empty net.It seemed to be the catalyst Chemelil needed to get their hold on the tempo of the game. But when they poured bodies upfront, Nakumatt almost got them on the break when Nyakan broke away on the left but his eventual shot was saved.The Sugar belt side though kept themselves on their feet and Muchuma should have added a second for himself and the team but his low shot from a Jacob Mwamlangara pass was saved by the keeper.Chemelil Sugar striker Jacob Mwamlangara challenges for the ball against Nakumatt FC’s Boniface Mukhekhe during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluChemelil should have punished another defensive blip from Nakumatt two minutes to the break when Faina lost a simple ball as the last man in defense, but he was lucky when Peter Amani’s curling effort evaded the target by inches.At the start of the second half Chemelil made changes, Amani coming off for Stephen Njoroge.Just nine minutes in, they got into the lead when another defensive blunder saw them lose the ball inside the box, Mwamlangara picking up, skipping past the keeper who brought him down, but Muchuma was well positioned to bang the ball into the roof of the net.They stretched the game beyond Nakumatt three minutes later when Abich deflected a Collins Neto cross into his own net.Anthony Mwangi, the Nakumatt FC coach was forced into a tactical change Boniface Mukhekhe making way for Jack Bruno.The former AFC Leopards youngster had an almost immediate impact when he forced keeper Waw to backpedal and tip his deep curling effort from the right behind for a corner.Muchuma then made it 2-1 with 20 minutes left to play when he slotted home from the penalty spot after Mwamlangara was brought down by Abich in a frantic run inside the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mendy makes Man City return to boost World Cup hopes

first_imgBut Mendy, who had come on as a 75th-minute substitute for his first appearance after seven months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury, was in no hurry to leave the field and was seen jumping up and down with dozens of supporters.He was eventually freed by security and, within minutes of the final whistle, was sending out images of the scenes on his social media accounts.The English Football Association are still likely to take action against City following the crowd scenes but, for Mendy and his hopes of being fully fit for the World Cup which starts in 53 days, his return was a welcome one.The 23-year-old France left-back, signed from Monaco last year, is also now eligible to receive a Premier League title winner’s medal from City after he made his fifth appearance of the season for Pep Guardiola’s side.Mendy, who became a popular figure with City supporters thanks to his social media profile, played in four league games for City prior to injuring his knee in a victory against Crystal Palace in September.But his return to action will strengthen his hopes of being available for the French squad for the World Cup.Guardiola also had encouragement for England manager Gareth Southgate over the fitness of defender John Stones, who has not played for City since suffering a thigh injury on international duty last month.“I think he will be fine for the World Cup,” said Guardiola. “It’s getting better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mendy made his return after a seven-month injury layoff. © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Benjamin Mendy made a winning return to first-team football — and shared the experience with hundreds of Manchester City fans as he celebrated following his team’s 5-0 victory over Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.Supporters invaded the pitch on the final whistle, despite appeals from the club not to do so and efforts from stewards and security to stop them encroaching onto the pitch.last_img read more

Capital FM through to Neymar Jr’s last 32

first_img“It was a great effort from the team especially in the first three group matches where we really played well. Against Argentina, we had one or two mistakes which came back to haunt us but we will go back and look at what we need to improve for the business end of the championship,” captain Kristian Malumbe said.Against Argentina, Capital FM representing Kenya and Nairobi County in the tournament had a brilliant start with Shuyaib Shabir opening the scoring with a neat finish after much of the work was done on the left side by Jeff Ooko.Skipper Malumbe showed his eye for goal doubling the tally with a long-range effort after seeing the Argentines advanced leaving their goal unmanned.According to the rules, each goal conceded means you have to go a man down.Capital FM Football Team. Photo/ TIMOTHY OLOBULUWith a two-man advantage, the team took to knocking the ball around, but they were caught off when the Argentines cut off a long pass and attacked, halving the deficit.Their confidence boosted with the lone goal, they attacked in numbers and passed the ball swiftly, scoring two back to back goals to go 3-2 ahead. It was now down to three Argentines against two Kenyans.However, the Argentines saw their lead cut off when they scored an own goal when the defender’s control from a Malumbe long ball dropped into his own net.However, Capital could not force the game to a draw with the Argentines scoring their fourth 40 seconds before time.In the earlier games, Capital started their campaign with a statement thumping Belgium 5-0 before replicating the same result against Azerbaijan. Solomon Okeyo grabbed two, Ooko and Shabir adding one each with Lassie Atrash finishing off with a cheeky fifth.They went on with the form in the third game beating Japan 5-1 with Malumbe scoring twice after Ooko had broken the deadlock. Japan pulled one back but it was all morning dew as Ooko completed his brace before Atrash completed the job.Capital will know their next round opponents after the completion of the other group stage matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Capital FM Football team at the shores of the beach in Sao Paulo, BrazilNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20- Despite losing their last match 4-3 to Argentina, the Capital FM football team progressed to the knockout stages of the Neymar Jr’s five-a-side football tournament which kicked off on Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The Best mix of Music team finished second in the group behind leaders Argentina who qualified top with 12 points after winning all their group matches.last_img read more

Arrest in puppy thefts

first_imgTina Ro, who owns Puppy Love with her husband, Paul, said Steward was at the store days before the first burglary. He had a girl with him who she thinks was his daughter. Ro said remembered him because he was at the store for 30 to 40 minutes and kept asking questions about the dogs. “Asking all these questions. `What kind of dog? How much is it?’ When I see a buyer, I know. This guy wasn’t interested in buying,” she said. A security video and a partial license plate led to the suspect, according to Maxwell. A man was caught on tape in the Nov. 7 break-in putting 2- to 3-month-old teacup Yorkshire terries, shih tzus and Maltese into a trash bag. A white sport-utility vehicle was seen in the video. The thief’s haul was 16 dogs. On Nov. 23, the canine thief struck again, once more breaking the front plate glass door. The burglar took 10 dogs this time, but several hours of the security video had been erased. Detective Marc Sierra got information on a partial license plate from the security guard during the second burglary. That led them to a residence in La Mirada that was a less than a half mile from the pet store. A security guard was able to give information on a vehicle he saw earlier in the evening of the first burglary, Maxwell said. On Tuesday afternoon, a search warrant was served at Steward’s house and the two dogs were found inside. Sierra said the dogs were cared for. As he carried the two recovered puppies, Paul Ro said he wanted to give “a million thanks” to the sheriff’s deputies of the Norwalk Station. “I still don’t believe we got him. My second concern is to find the puppies,” Ro said. He said the Yorkshire terrier is a bit malnourished and noted how its fur had thinned. Tina Ro said the terrier goes for $1,200 while the Pekingese has a price tag of between $1,000 to $1,200. She doubts people who have the stolen pups will return them. She said these folks paid money for the dogs, which they probably didn’t know were stolen. “If they do have a dog, please take care of it. It’s like a little infant,” she said. Anyone who may have bought a puppy from Steward is asked to call the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at (562) 863-8711. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSteward will be arraigned Thursday at Downey Superior Court. Detectives also released Steward’s photo and asked anyone who might have bought puppies from him to contact the station. “We want to return the dogs, as many as possible,” said Maxwell. He said the buyers are not subject to penalty. He said the dogs taken from Puppy Love at 14766 Beach Blvd. in La Mirada on Nov. 7 and 23 were valued at $32,000. Detectives believe Steward has been in the store previously. • Photo Gallery: Pet Shop Break In • Video: Pet Shop Break In LA MIRADA – Dogged detective work led to the arrest Tuesday of a man suspected of twice breaking into a pet store and stealing 26 pricey puppies. A search of the man’s La Mirada house yielded two of the missing puppies, a Yorkshire terrier and a Pekingese, plus some property taken during the burglaries, according to Capt. Pat Maxwell. Detectives declined to be specific about what the items were. Walter Franklin Steward, 45, was booked on suspicion of burglary. He was being held at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. last_img

‘Perfect example of how strikers can shine without scoring’ – Hamann on Aguero

first_imgDietmar Hamann believes Sergio Aguero’s performance in Manchester City’s Champions League victory against Paris Saint-Germain was the perfect example of how strikers can influence a game without scoring.City booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time in their history with a 3-2 aggregate win over the French giants, with Kevin de Bruyne netting the winning goal late in the second-half.However, most of the post-match talk was of how top scorer Aguero failed to deliver in what seemed a quiet showing from the Argentine.Like fellow star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the first leg, Aguero missed a penalty – and by some distance too – with home fans in stunned silence as the usually clinical frontman fired well wide from the spot.Many supporters were disappointed by his showing after the pre-match hype promised a battle between two of the hottest frontmen on the planet.But, according to Hamann, Aguero was no less effective in City’s victory, with his performance showing exactly how strikers can make a difference despite not finding the net.He was kicked, pushed and generally manhandled around throughout the game as PSG attempted to muscle him out of the game, and former City midfielder Hamann insists the striker’s conduct during the game was a great example to his peers, fans and the stars of the future.“He gives you so much more [than goals],” the German told the Colin Murray show.“Even when he doesn’t score, he creates space for the other players around him, he works tirelessly, and he leads by example.“Aguero is a leader on the pitch, and City don’t have enough of them.“As a centre-forward, getting kicked is a part of the game. Obviously there are examples in the past when Ronaldo reacted or Rooney or Zidane in the World Cup final, but very rarely do you see the top players react because that’s why clubs pay top dollar for them.“There have been a lot of players in recent years with all the ability but their temperament got the better of them.“You have to have people in your team who you trust, especially when It comes to a big game like this.“Aguero could have been kicked after ten minutes, reacted, got sent off and Paris could have gone through to the semi-final instead.“These are the fine details which decide games, and yesterday was a classic example of what a centre-forward can bring to the team without scoring.”Listen to Dietmar Hamann’s Champions League recap in full above!last_img read more


first_imgThere’s still time to make a bid for a beautiful piece of original artwork by award-winning artist Marvin Baldemor.The framed painting can be viewed at Mac’s Mace, High Road, Letterkenny and was very kindly donated by the Donegal-based artist to help raise funds following the Typhoon Haiyan disaster.The vibrant painting reflects the artist’s interpretation between his Filipino and Irish culture. It measures 28 x 22 inches framed.A second painting by the artist has already been snapped up and fundraisers are hoping to receive bids to help the Irish Red Cross support its campaign in the Philippines.An Associate member of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts and NorthWest artists group, Cuisle, Marvin has described his work as “dominated by bold colours, combining acrylic paint, sand, handmade papers, collage and ink”.His paintings can be viewed in art galleries in Letterkenny, Ramelton, Sligo and Belfast. Paddy Mc Teague, Respite Coordinator at Ballymacool Respite House, Letterkenny, is organising the sale of the painting.Anyone who would like to make a bid for the picture can phone Paddy on 0872514666.The picture will go to the highest bid.Go along to Mac’s Mace and see the picture and make your bid! GET YOUR BID IN FOR PAINTING BY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST – AND HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bidcharityMacs Macepaintinglast_img read more