IAN LINKS yesterday made light work of five overmatched rivals to win the 2000-metre Reynold ‘Ren’ Gonzalves Memorial by 16 lengths, a distance exceeding the length of the tote board at Caymanas Park.Partnered by two-kilo claiming apprentice Jerome Innis, the Wayne DaCosta-trained four-year-old colt sat off the pace, fifth down the backstretch, while BALLON D’OR fended off RAGING PROSPECT and MIRACLE STAR on the lead.Asked to pick up the pace five furlongs out, IAN LINKS eased into third and literally cruised down on BALLON D’OR approaching the three-furlong marker.Still running on the bridle, IAN LINKS effortlessly swept to the lead and turned for home with his rivals all running for second.Ridden out by Innis in the straight, IAN LINKS flew away and won unaccompanied at odds of 1-5, leaving BALLON D’OR to beat SCAR in a private battle for second.DaCosta closed a quick double with A THOUSAND STARS in the following event, the last race of the day.Returning off a six-month lay-up with Omar Walker astride, the four-year-old filly tracked stablemate GOLD MINER and EXECUTIVE CHARM before taking over approaching the home turn.Though well clear a half-furlong out, A THOUSAND STAR almost came to a halt, breaking down with Walker, who frantically kept the filly on her legs to safely get past the post.LEADING RIDERWalker was the day’s leading rider with two wins, landing the sixth event with much-improved DRAGLINE.He was, however, denied a three-timer by the narrowest of margins, a nose, aboard 6-1 chance RED PARROT, pipped on the line by Robert Halledeen aboard BIGBROWNGREYHOPE at odds of 2-1 in the fourth race.Walker leads the standings with 39 winners, more than doubling Halledeen on 19, his nearest active rival in the jockeys’ colony.Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday and Labour Day, next Tuesday, May 23.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 17: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts as they take on Team Giannis in the second quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Copyright 2019 NBAE Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball.The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him.ADVERTISEMENT Wade’s final All-Star appearance as a player is now complete, a four-day trip that had testimonials, celebrations, moments with his family, countless photos and chats with some of basketball’s royalty, and one more lob to LeBron James for good measure. He scored seven points in his final NBA All-Star Game, helping Team LeBron get a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis.“If you could wake up and say, ‘This is how I would like my perfect day to go, this is how I would like my perfect All-Star weekend to go,’ then this was it for me,” Wade told The Associated Press. “This was exactly what I envisioned, what I wanted when I knew I had this opportunity. And it’s been even more than I thought it could be.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe score and the stats from the weekend will be forgotten.The moments won’t be, at least not anytime soon. And with 26 games left in the Heat season, the NBA is not ready to say goodbye. “He’s been one of the guys who’s been a leader in our league, an ambassador worldwide as well as a champion,” said Los Angeles Lakers President Magic Johnson, one of many who lauded Wade at a dinner to start the weekend. “D-Wade embraced being the face of the league for a long time. … I think the league has done well by him this season, with every arena honoring him, but also we’re going to miss him.”So this weekend was about the past, present and future.A few hours after landing in Charlotte, Wade thought he was headed to a dinner with some family and close friends. When he arrived with his wife Gabrielle Union and their new daughter Kaavia James, he quickly realized that he’d been misled by his inner circle — and dinner for a few was becoming dinner for a few hundred instead.It turned out to be a five-hour party, replete with a red carpet arrival, him seated on a throne and simultaneously drinking from two glasses of red wine at one point, laughs, hugs, tears and capped by karaoke — one of his off-court obsessions. Speakers included Caron Butler, Donovan Mitchell, Isiah Thomas, Tim Hardaway, his parents Jolinda Wade and Dwyane Wade Sr., Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Heat President Pat Riley.They all told different stories with the same theme: Wade has meant so much, to so many, for so long.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “Having Zaire by my side every step of this road is something that I really wanted to do,” Wade said. “But I couldn’t imagine it’d be this cool. He was trending worldwide. That’s, like, insane.”Wade’s last regular season with the Heat ends April 10. After that, the Heat hope, there’s a playoff run. And then he’s done, sans for one final game — a 1-on-1 matchup against Zaire, the high school junior who has multiple Division I offers already and will likely draw more this summer before he commits to a college this fall.Zaire has never beaten his dad.“He can’t beat me now,” Zaire Wade said.Time will tell on that.But first, there’s the season to finish. Wade will take a couple of days off before practice resumes Wednesday, ready for some sun and some golf. When the playoff push resumes Thursday in Philadelphia — and Miami has some work to do in the Eastern Conference race — Wade insists he will be ready.“My mind will be right,” Wade said.Whatever happens, though, the legacy is clearly secure.“There will never be another D-Wade,” Johnson said. “And that stretches further than Miami. That’s all over the world.” “No one — when I say no one, I mean no one — has done the things at a professional level out of Chicago on a basketball stage better than Dwyane Wade,” said Thomas, who like Wade is a proud son of the Windy City.Riley spoke longer than anyone, nearly 20 minutes, and when he got done he tried to play off Wade’s “One Last Dance” theme for his final season by having the sounds of Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” blare through the room where revelers dined on filet mignon and sea bass.The music played. Wade and Riley hugged. Riley kissed the most important draftee of his career on the cheek.“He’s the greatest,” Riley said.Wade even savored the regular All-Star machinations — interviews, practice, appearances. Fans screamed for him and clamored for him to sign anything and everything when he walked into media day on Saturday, and he couldn’t go anywhere without someone asking for a photo or autograph.“To be here, for me to be able to choose him to be part of Team LeBron, for him to be here this weekend, it’s a bittersweet moment, obviously,” said James, Wade’s championship-winning teammate in Miami and later a teammate again in Cleveland. “The bitter part of it, that this is his last weekend being in All-Star Weekend and knowing that his journey is coming to an end as far as a basketball player. But the sweet moment is that we’ve got so much more life to live together, and we will continue that.”The biggest thrill Wade got of his celebration weekend, however, had nothing to do with his own play.His kid was a star on the All-Star stage.From throwing lobs with his dad and James at practice Saturday, getting an on-court tutorial from reigning NBA MVP James Harden, posing for photos himself, even being on the court for warmups at the All-Star Game and slapping fives with Blake Griffin among others, Zaire Wade — a budding star — soaked up everything he could all weekend.That was precisely what his father wanted. 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Festus Logan and John Kollie (front, center) between two other individuals in the front roll lead a campaign that the affected Fendall residents get what they justly deserveFormer residents of Fendall, whose properties were destroyed by the demolition exercise carried out by the Ministry of Public Works are to benefit an amount of US$8,000,000 should they agree with the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)-led administration in an effort to settle them through an amicable agreement.Over the weekend, the Technical Mediation Team (TMT) headed by the executive director of the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), Festus Logan, presented its findings and recommendations to the victims, and has promised to submit same to President George Weah for the necessary redress.It can be recalled that in February 2019, President Weah instructed the LRRRC and the Liberia Media Democratic Initiative (LMDI) to conduct a three-month long intervention aimed at finding a peaceful resolution to the Fendall land dispute, and and subsequently a redress each to the concerns of the victims.President Weah’s instruction came about a month following a rare and unexpected apology to the victims.The demolition was carried out on orders of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf so as to allow the University of Liberia (UL) claim ownership of the land for the expansion of its educational programs, but unfortunately for the university’s administration, the deed presented into evidence bore 2018 as the time of purchase and ownership, whereas the victims had in their possession deeds that dated as far back as the early 1900s..In a letter dated February 13, 2016 to Mr. Logan, the Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill instructed him to liaise with LMDI to carry out an independent investigation into the demolition, and come out with concrete findings and recommendations.It is against this back drop that the LRRRC and the LMDI recently held a consultative meeting with over 200 of the affected individuals at a grade school near the Fendall Campus.“The estimated cost of the damage done is US$16,610,783.96, but the Fendall Technical Mediation Committee would like to suggest that government pays half of the overall estimated cost of US$8,000,000 to meet the President’s ‘halfway policy’ statement,” Samuel Worzi, an executive of the LRRRC said in his presentation of the report to the victims.Before the introduction of any negotiation by CDC-led government, the Fendall demolition victims sued the Liberian government at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court for a US$40,000,000 damage.But as it went, President Weah sent a team of government lawyers to the ECOWAS Court in Nigeria with the mandate to appeal to the court in order for the case to return back home (Liberia) and be settled amicably.There was a success as the legal team succeeded in working with the LMDI and the LRRRC on initiating a dialogue for the settlement of claims and counter claims.The next recommendation from the mediation committee was that government carries out a traditional abolition and community cleansing through awareness, peace building, conflict resolution and community participation in the ten affected towns and villages, including the Fendall community.As part of the report, the mediation team said it has observed that the affected residents of Fendall are prepared to be moderate in their legal claims of funds being requested for damage based on the good faith demonstrated by President Weah.“The committee observed that of the 50,000 inhabitants said to have been affected by the demolition exercise, only 13,500 individuals were officially profiled,” the TMC said.A cross-section of the affected persons in the Fendall demolition carried out in 2016They added that during their mediation and estimated number of 2,107 family heads representing 11,471 dependents or in total, 13,578 individuals were affected by the demolition exercise.The team said tradition sites, graves, and other protected areas were destroyed.“From all indications, a good number of the victims, including men, women and children are finding it difficult in their cognitive development because they are still living with relatives,” the TMC report continued.They noted further that that of the number of those affected by the demolition exercise, there were two real estate land owners while 480 are original land owners.Others are 1,441 squatters, 22 land renters, 148 traditional land owners and 14 were underdeveloped land owners.In reply to the TMC’s recommendation that government pays US$8,000,000 rather than US$16,610,783.96 or the original US$40,000,000 for the extreme damages caused by the demolition, James J. Lablah, who is one of the affected residents, said the mediation committee should have left the amount at US$40,000,000 or at US$16,610,783.96.“As one of the affected individuals, I think government should pay us either the US$40,000,000 or agreeably, US$16,610,783.96. We have sustained so much wounds. Our loss is even irreparable,” Lablah said.Meanwhile, the head of the committee representing the aggrieved Fendall residents, Mrs. Viola Lincoln, in support to LMDI’s head, John Kollie and the LRRRC leadership, appealed to her fellow affected friends to accept the US$8,000,000 due to the challenging economic crisis confronting the country.TMC is expected to submit its report to President Weah for final review and consideration any time soon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“The project of an oil pipeline? Right now there’s no social acceptability (for it) in Quebec.”Kenney said inter-provincial pipelines is a federal regulatory responsibility and it doesn’t matter which party wins the federal election in October — action must be taken.“This is not a partisan question,” said Kenney. “Whether it’s Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau or Prime Minister (Andrew) Scheer or prime minister anyone else, I would expect them to convey it to provinces.”The conference is to wrap up Thursday. SASKATOON — Alberta’s premier says it doesn’t matter if Quebec opposes the idea of an oil pipeline as part of the Energy East project — the federal government should step in and make it happen.Jason Kenney said he and Quebec Premier Francois Legault have made some gains after a rocky start.But he said Legault is wrong about an oil pipeline because Quebec benefits from the oil industry.- Advertisement -“Quebec receives about $13 billion a year in equalization payments — almost all of that comes from Alberta,” Kenney said at The Council of the Federation meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday.“If you’re going to benefit from the resources that pay the bills in the federation, then help us develop those resources and get a fair price for them.”Quebec is backing one major issue with some of the other provinces — opposition of the federal carbon tax.Advertisement The Quebec government recently joined as an intervener in Saskatchewan’s appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of its constitutional challenge of Ottawa’s carbon levy.But Legault said Quebec is simply joining Saskatchewan’s fight to contest Ottawa’s jurisdiction. He said Quebec has no plan to change its cap-and-trade system, which charges a price on carbon.And while Quebec is open to moving more resources through its jurisdiction, that doesn’t include oil.“It’s clear right now that when we talk about this economic corridor we agree about hydro-electricity, about gas. We agree on many other subjects and I’m open and I support the project of a gas pipeline,” Legault said.Advertisement
0Shares0000Icardi finish level on 29 goals in Serie A this season with Ciro Immobile © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 21 – Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina’s 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Monday.Icardi scored his 29th Serie A goal of the season on Sunday as Inter pipped Lazio to a Champions League place, but he was one of 12 players cut from a provisional 35-man squad revealed last week. The 25-year-old made his Argentina debut in October 2013 but spent four years in international exile before he was recalled last September for the final four World Cup qualifiers.Two-time champions Argentina reached the final in Brazil in 2014, losing to Germany 1-0 after extra time, and will again look to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for inspiration in what may well be his last World Cup.The five-time Ballon d’Or recipient heads a potent attacking line-up that includes Juventus pair Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, as well as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.“The goal is to have a great World Cup. We’re going to be very competitive. We’re going to bank on an attacking game,” Sampaoli told a press conference at the national team’s training base in Ezeiza, near Buenos Aires.Argentina needed a hat-trick from Messi in their final qualifier, a 3-1 victory away to Ecuador, to clinch their place at the finals, and results in subsequent friendlies have been concerning.They were beaten 4-2 by Nigeria in Krasnodar in November and then suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat by Spain in March, although both losses came without Messi in the side.“I see him in optimal form, very enthusiastic and doing well physically. He was able to pace himself at training after winning the league title,” Sampaoli said of Messi, who scored 45 goals in 54 games for Barcelona this season.Former Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano was one of six players selected who started the 2014 final, joining Messi, Higuain, Lucas Biglia, Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo.Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Giovani Lo Celso was called up after an impressive first full season with the French champions, while only three players — Franco Armani, Maximiliano Meza and Cristian Pavon — were selected from home-based clubs.Argentina are in a challenging Group D, which includes Croatia, Nigeria and World Cup debutants Iceland.Argentina 23-man squad:Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United/ENG), Willy Caballero (Chelsea/ENG), Franco Armani (River Plate)Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla/ESP), Federico Fazio (Roma/ITA), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City/ENG), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United/ENG), Nicolas Taglafico (Ajax/NED), Javier Mascherano (Hebei Fortune/CHN), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino/ITA), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica/POR)Midfielders: Ever Banega (Sevilla/ESP), Lucas Biglia (AC Milan/ITA), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham/ENG), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente)Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ESP), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus/ITA), Paulo Dybala (Juventus/ITA), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/ENG), Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
This week Ray Stubbs is joined by Dominic Fifield and Shaun Custis to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.They discuss the impending arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, some controversial refereeing from Saturday’s FA Cup final and look back at Hibernian’s victory over Rangers in the Scottish Cup.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes
“I can’t explain it, and I don’t really care to,” Burke said Friday. “I’ve just been having fun. It’s been a blast.” Burke’s homer in the 18th inning of the Astros’ last home game ended the longest postseason game ever and decided the NL division series against the Atlanta Braves. But he wasn’t just a one-hit wonder. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In Game 1 of the NL championship series in St. Louis, Burke had a pinch-hit homer. Then he started in left field for Game 2 on Thursday night, and had a triple, an RBI single and two runs in a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals that evened the best-of-seven series at a game each. “Absolutely, he’s our guy,” shortstop Adam Everett said. Burke is hitting .625 (5-for-8) with a double, triple, two homers and four runs scored in the playoffs. Teammates are starting to refer to the kid who hit .248 with five homers in 318 regular-season at-bats as “Babe’ a reference to the great slugger not the rookie’s youth. A college shortstop who was a first-round draft pick in 2001, the 5-foot-11 Burke was converted into a second baseman by the Astros. But when he finally got his first extended chance in the major leagues this season, Craig Biggio had moved back to second base. So Burke started 74 games in left field, one in center and just seven at second, splitting time in the batting order late in the season primarily with left-hander Mike Lamb. When Lamb was in the lineup, he often played first base and Lance Berkman shifted to left. HOUSTON — Chris Burke remembers the imaginary game-winning home runs he hit in his backyard as a kid. While Burke never pretended to be anybody else, there will be plenty of young kids dreaming of being able to duplicate what the Houston Astros’ rookie is doing this postseason. “I don’t see him as a platoon player by any stretch of the imagination, and in other circumstances, he might have gotten a chance to play every day, and you would have seem more of this type of player every day,” manager Phil Garner said. Whether Burke’s starting or not, his infectious enthusiasm won’t be diminished. He’s always played hard whenever he gets in a game, as a starter or late-game replacement. “You always feel like that he’s a guy that’s going to help you win late in the game,” Garner said. “That’s one of the traits that’s hard to find in a player.” Burke showed that against Atlanta, with his homer into the left-field stands that was caught by Shaun Dean, the same fan who had snagged Berkman’s grand slam in the eighth inning. Burke had entered the game as a pinch-runner for Berkman in the 10th inning. “He’s really been an underrated part of this team,” Berkman said. “Swinging the bat, not just in the playoffs, you can see and tell the way he goes about his business, the way he has at-bats, he’s going to be a great player.” Dean returned to the stadium on Friday as a guest of the Astros, and donated both balls to the Hall of Fame. The fan also said Burke’s homer went a little farther than the one Berkman hit. “I’m not sure that’s the case,” Berkman said. “He may have been caught up in the moment.” That moment when Burke’s homer clinched the division series and set up the NLCS rematch with the Cardinals. “It was great to see,” said Roger Clemens, who pitched the final three innings in relief against the Braves before Burke’s first postseason homer. “That kid, I don’t know if his feet ever touched the ground.” That real trot around the bases was better than any Burke could have ever imagined. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Owenie McGarvey watched Naomh Muire fight back from four points down to earn a replay with Ardara and was thrilled how his man rolled the sleeves up.Naomh Muire were staring at defeat in the relegation play-off until they summonsed a late salvo, completed when Daniel Devlin rattled in his second goal of the game.“We battled well,” McGarvey said. “I was very happy with it. We could have wilted, but there’s plenty of fight in them. The boys deserved to get this result. It says a lot about them.”Listen to the full interview below …Listen: Owenie McGarvey pleased with Naomh Muire’s fighting qualities was last modified: October 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2017 Donegal SFCArdaraNAOMH MUIREOwenie McGarvey
Oakfield Park is now open seven days a week from 11am – 6pm and one of its most popular summer events, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic returns to the park on Saturday 9th June.Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place on Saturday 9th June. Pre-booking is essential via www.oakfieldpark.com/events. Pictured is Adam meeting the Oakfield Teddy at last year’s event. Pic: Padraic Reid. Children are invited to bring their favourite teddy and check into the Teddy Hospital, where they’ll meet the Oakfield Teddy and his friends. Children can also explore the park’s 100-acre wood, visit the Faerie tree and navigate their way around the new hedge maze, which officially opens this weekend.Children can check into the Teddy Hospital and meet the Oakfield Teddy and his friends.The Teddy Bear’s Picnic promises to be a great day for all the family with train rides, music, crafts, free face-painting and much more. Families are also invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens or pre-prepared picnics can be ordered when booking online – these can then be collected on the day from Oakfield Park’s Buffers Garden Restaurant.For the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, families can bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens or pre-order one when booking online, which can then be collected at Buffers Garden Restaurant on the day.Due to popular demand and limited parking space, this year’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic event requires pre-booking via www.oakfieldpark.com/events, (no tickets will be available at the gate).Discounts are available for group bookings and for more information call the office on +353 (0)74 9173068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place on Saturday 9th June. Pre-booking is essential via www.oakfieldpark.com/events.Meanwhile, Oakfield Park is set to launch its new hedge maze this weekend; Gold Pass holders will be the first to explore the new maze which is a great addition to the park.Oakfield Park is open daily (June – August) from 11am – 6pm and the best and most efficient way to enjoy the park is to purchase an Annual Pass or Gold Pass. Gold Pass holders receive VIP access to the park, unlimited train rides and complimentary gifts.Sponsored PostTickets booking fast for Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:family day outOakfield ParkTeddy Bears PicnicThings to do
A second successive honor for Ronaldo was expected after a season in which the Portuguese eclipsed his award counterparts in the trophy stakes.As well as Spanish league and Spanish Super Cup success, Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final against Juventus to win European soccer’s elite competition for the third time in four seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRonaldo’s coach at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, was crowned coach of the year.FIFA has shifted its award ceremony from its usual January slot to October so players are judged across a season — based on the typical European schedule — rather than the calendar year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Metta World Peace joins Lakers’ G League team as assistant coach Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The women’s award honored the Netherlands’ success at the European Championship in August. Lieke Martens, who scored in the final win over Denmark, won the player’s award and Sarina Wiegman collected the coaching accolade.The Puskas Award for best goal went to Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a scorpion-style kick. The Puskas Award-winning goal from an overhead back-heeled strike came on New Year’s Day in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments LATEST STORIES Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Portuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA’s best player award.The Real Madrid forward was crowned player of the year on Monday at the FIFA Best ceremony at the London Palladium theater attended by runner-up Messi and third-placed Neymar.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC