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Ashley wins WBC award

first_imgJamaican female boxing sensation Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley won the World Boxing Council (WBC) Comeback of the Year Award last Friday night at the 2016 Female Boxing Convention, which was held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.Ashley, who lost her WBC Super bantamweight title on September 6, 2014, to Mexican Jackie Nava by way of a controversial majority decision in Mexico, regained the title on October 29, 2015, with a sparkling victory over Ireland’s Christina McMahon in New York. She was nominated for three awards Comeback of the Year, Champion of the Year, and Event of the Year.She dominated the fight, floored McMahon in the eighth round, and had her in serious trouble in Round 9. McMahon was able to weather the storm however, and ended up with a loss by unanimous decision. This obviously impressed the judges.Ashley told The Gleaner on Sunday that the competition was keen for the various awards and that she was elated to have picked up the award for her fight against McMahon.”Winning this award is great. It is icing on the cake after regaining my title, and it shows recognition not only from the WBC, but from the fans all over the world who were part of the decision making process,” she said.Ashley, who has been consistently nominated for the RJR Sportswoman of the Year Award, won the Chairman’s Award in 2014 for her achievements as a boxer. She was the 2015 Female Boxer of the Year and was nominated for the 2015 Sportswoman award.OLDEST FEMALE BOXERShe said that she was surprised at the ceremony on Friday when she was also presented with certificates from the Guinness Book of Records organisation for being the oldest female boxing champion in the world in 2013 and again in 2015 when at age 48, she defeated McMahon.She said: “I always get a thrill when people say to me, ‘You do not look 48 years old’. This is a tribute to my lifestyle and my work ethic, and I plan to box for many years to come. I want to continue doing well for myself and my country, so I work very hard.”It would be great if it is a title fight, but if not, I will still be happy as long as I get to fight before my home crowd and hear them cheering me on over an opponent.”last_img read more

Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled The Philippines and its naturalized player Andray Blatche will be on opposing sides with the former NBA veteran leading the way for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, which will carry the name China Kashgar, his mother ball club in the Chinese Basketball League.Blatche carried China in the 2016 edition of the tournament, featuring 10 club teams from Asia, averaging closing to 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendAside from Blatche, China will also parade American guard Darius Adams, who was last year’s scoring leader norming 23.1 points a contest.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation Tuesday. The team, which replaced Japan, will carry the Chooks To Go banner. LATEST STORIES 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 PVL: San Sebastian recovers from opener loss, sweeps JRU Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas and Andray Blatche are likely to reunite in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup slated later in the month in Chenzhou, China.But it won’t be a typical reunion.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The last time a club team from the Philippines ruled the tournament was in 1996.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’last_img read more


first_imgIT was as if they were happy to see the sunshine again when a dozen dancing dolphins drew gasps of appreciation from crowds in Malin Head on Wednesday.The good people who run Ardmalin Caravan Park captured these wonderful images as people gathered along the shore to watch.Another good reason to visit Ireland’s most northerly point! DOZEN DANCING DOPLHINS DRAW HUGE CROWDS TO MALIN HEAD was last modified: June 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:Ardmalin Caravan ParkDOZEN DANCING DOPLHINS DRAW HUGE CROWDS TO MALIN HEADlast_img read more

Taking a team approach

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “He’s fast, he’s quick, and he has a nose for the goal,” first-year Palmdale coach Jarrod Cline said. “He’s a guy you can kind of count on to score a goal for you, and if he’s not scoring goals for you, he’s usually setting up scoring opportunities for his teammates. “He puts a lot of pressure on the other teams.” Palmdale is coming off a disappointing season in which it placed sixth, ahead of only second-year school Knight, which fielded a team of only freshmen and sophomores in its varsity debut. The Falcons return 13 seniors, and they have a legitimate chance of challenging consensus league favorites Quartz Hill, Highland and defending champion Littlerock. Garay, Littlerock senior goalkeeper Emilio Miranda, Highland senior midfielder Robby Gonzalez and junior forward Sharif Khatib, and Quartz Hill senior midfielder Cody Jennison are the top returning players in what figures to be an intensely competitive league race. PALMDALE – Palmdale High forward Jose Garay isn’t among the talent-rich Golden League’s flashiest boys’ soccer players. But whatever he lacks in pizazz, he more than makes up for with efficiency. “Everybody has their moves, but what really matters is playing well with your team and helping your team win,” Garay said. “I’m not the flashiest player, and I don’t really want to be the flashiest player. I take pride in that.” His less-than-showy playing style is remarkably effective. Garay has emerged as one of the area’s most feared offensive players after scoring 15 goals through nine games. Highland coach Scot Sutherland said a 2-2 Highland-Palmdale tie (Highland won on penalty kicks) in the third-place game of last week’s La Canada tournament illustrated the league’s top-to-bottom balance. “Some very good team in our league is not going to make (the playoffs),” Sutherland said. Garay and the Falcons hope they’re not that team. They’ve taken to a new style employed by Cline, a former Kansas Wesleyan University assistant who has Palmdale playing a more methodical offensive game. The game plan emphasizes passing the ball around and setting up scoring opportunities instead of kicking the ball up the field and hoping an open forward is there to take advantage. “It isn’t the usual kick-and-run style that most teams play,” Palmdale senior midfielder Brandon Afaro said. “It’s a smarter game. We’re making passes where they need to be. I like it a lot because the team can adapt to it really well no matter who’s on the field.” The new approach suits Garay just fine. “I think we just need to play hard and worry about playing our game and not worry about the other teams,” Garay said. “I think if we do that, we can challenge for the title.” — Gideon Rubin (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more