Mayweather ends career with easy win

first_img unanimous decision LAS VEGAS (AP): His career winding down to its final seconds, Floyd Mayweather Jr took a victory lap around the ring, his fist raised in triumph. After 19 years of perfection in the ring, he deserved one final bow. Mayweather capped a remarkable career with a typical Mayweather fight Saturday night, using his defensive wizardry to frustrate Andre Berto on his way to a decision so lopsided, one judge gave him every round. The $32 million he earned was pocket change compared to what he got for Manny Pacquiao in his last fight. But the more important number was win No. 49 in the final fight of his unblemished career, tying the mark of the late heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano. “You gotta know when to go. I’ve had a great career,” Mayweather said. “I’m leaving with all my faculties. I feel like I’m smart and sharp.” Mayweather wasn’t about to change what he does best in his last fight. Both dominant and defensive, he used all the tricks learned in a pro career that began in 1996 to take a unanimous decision over Berto and retain his welterweight titles in what he insists was his final fight. Mayweather won yet again in a fight where he was chased but never really tested. He piled up points with a sharp jab and quick counter punches, leaving Berto swinging at air most of the night. By the late rounds, Mayweather was both talking to Berto (30-4) and taunting him, secure in the knowledge he was winning big against the 18-1 underdog. The ringside scorecards reflected Mayweather’s dominance, with one judge scoring a 120-108 shutout. The other scores were 118-110 and 117-111, while The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 119-109.last_img read more

Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours NHL-less Olympics gives Europe-based players a shot at glory View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “The track was fantastic today and the team did an unbelievable job,” Hamilton said. “Max drove an outstanding race. Obviously, it wasn’t easy for us.”Hamilton moved 59 points clear of title rival Sebastian Vettel with four races left. Vettel was forced to retire on the third lap when his Ferrari lost power.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogStarting from pole position next to Vettel, Hamilton held the lead through the first turn.With Vettel out of the race, it quickly became a showdown between Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Hamilton built up a four-second lead over the Red Bull driver through the first 15 laps and made his only pit stop on the 23rd lap. Vettel’s early retirement put a serious dent in his fading hopes of coming back to win the championship. He also had mechanical issues at Malaysia and started at the back of the grid before working his way to a fourth-place finish.“It is obviously a pity the last two races with the reliability issues,” Vettel said. “But you know, it’s like that sometimes. Of course it hurts, and we’re all disappointed.”Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson also retired early when he ran across the gravel and dived nose-first into the barriers.Carlos Sainz lost control of his Toro Rosso, spinning across the gravel into the wall on the outside and retiring after the second lap.Mercedes also increased its lead in the Constructors’ standings to 145 points over Ferrari. Red Bull is in third place with 303 points.The next race is Oct. 22 in the United States.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain throws his trophy aloft as he celebrates after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, was third. APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday (Monday Manila time), taking a major step toward winning his fourth Formula One title.The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen to claim his eighth F1 victory of the season and third at the Suzuka circuit. Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Verstappen pitted a lap earlier than Hamilton, then produced some good laps to cut the lead to 1.7 seconds midway through the race.Verstappen closed to within a second at the start of the final lap but traffic allowed Hamilton to escape once more and seal the narrow win.“I was able to hold him behind me but he got very close,” Hamilton said. “We had a bit of traffic but it was very close at the end.”Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was fourth followed by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The Force India duo of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez was sixth and seventh, respectively.Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was eighth followed by teammate Romain Grosjean. Williams driver Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10.ADVERTISEMENT 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

ONE Championship visits Los Angeles, considers global future

first_imgONE Championship at the Southwest Boys and Girls Club on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Seattle. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLOS ANGELES — Rich Franklin joined ONE Championship as a vice president nearly five years ago, and the former UFC champion has enjoyed the ride during the Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion’s rapid growth across Asia.After signing several American fighters and inking a new broadcast deal with Turner Sports’ B/R Live in the past few months, ONE’s ambitions are clearly becoming global.ADVERTISEMENT SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Big 2nd quarter propels Raptors to rout of slumping Celtics Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history While the promotion hasn’t scheduled any events in the U.S. or Canada just yet, Franklin wants North American fans to keep their eyes on a company with a fresh approach to this inherently combative sport.“We’ve got a different product than a lot of fans are used in this part of the world,” said Franklin, the former math teacher from Cincinnati. “This promotion really stands for the values of compassion, discipline, respect, honor — all the things that my dad wanted me to learn when he put me in karate.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsONE is traveling the U.S. West Coast this week, staging its first North American public appearances on turf long dominated by the UFC and Bellator. Franklin and Miesha Tate — another former UFC champion now working for ONE as an executive — watched Tuesday while Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez and Sage Northcutt threw punches and did backflips for a loud contingent of hard-core MMA fans enticed by free T-shirts and the chance to meet three well-known stars who left the UFC last year.It’s tough to fully demonstrate ONE’s unique qualities in a brief open workout in a gym near the Los Angeles River’s famed concrete basin, but ONE’s shows are available online to any North American fan — and they could be even closer in the near future. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra ONE doesn’t plan to schedule an MMA show in the U.S. this year, and Franklin promised nothing — but he won’t be surprised if ONE takes a leap across the Pacific soon.“I believe 2020 will be a good year for us to make some noise on this side of the world,” Franklin said.ONE Championship is making stops this week in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where it will appear Thursday — just two days ahead of UFC 235 on the Strip.ONE believes it stands out with a version of MMA less concerned with championships and trash talk than athletic inspiration and gracious behavior.Those principles appealed to Johnson and Alvarez, two recent UFC belt-holders who eagerly agreed to join ONE last year.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “I think we’re doing something great that’s going to threaten the North American market eventually,” Alvarez said.Alvarez, who lost his UFC belt to Conor McGregor in 2016, has already fought around the world for several promotions. The Philadelphia-based fighter said he had grown tired of “all the circus acts happening” in the UFC, from professional wrestlers getting prime promotional slots to the combative pre-fight posturing mastered by McGregor and others.“There’s a lot of people who want a sport with integrity,” Alvarez said. “We have a want for honesty, and that’s gone missing. I can get a title shot here, and how many followers I have on Twitter and Instagram doesn’t matter. I don’t have to be a WWF wrestler. I can just be good at fighting. Imagine how good that feels to all the good fighters out there.”Johnson was the UFC’s long-reigning flyweight champion before losing a decision to Henry Cejudo last summer. The 5-foot-3 fighter known as “Mighty Mouse” embraced the chance to have a new adventure, starting with his debut March 31 in Tokyo on a card including Alvarez.“I knew this was a company that I had a lot in common with, and I couldn’t pass it up,” Johnson said. “Also, I love to travel and see new things, and this is a chance to do that.”The 22-year-old Northcutt is one of the most high-profile prospects in MMA, going 6-2 in the UFC before it declined to renew his contract. He jumped at the chance to move to ONE, where he can also compete in kickboxing and muay thai as he attempts to become a multidisciplinary champion.“I just love everything about it,” Northcutt said, “and I really think all of the fans are going to love it, too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Passport office opens in Linden

first_img… land identified for construction of permanent office – MinisterBy Utamu BellePersons wishing to access passport renewal services in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) can now do so without the hassle of having to travel to the capital city, Georgetown; as the passport office in Linden officially opened its doors to serve the community on Tuesday.Present to witness the opening was Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Patterson, who declared that the move is only the beginning of a number of services that will be decentralised to the community.A security guard stands at the entrance at the new passport office in LindenWhile those seeking to acquire a passport for the first time will still have to do so at the main office in Georgetown, Patterson explained that services, such as renewals, as well as lost and damaged passports, can be accessed through the newly opened office at Linden, with the minimum of three waiting days. The Minister explained further that the people of Linden have welcomed the initiative.Plans are already in the pipeline for the construction of a building which will house a permanent passport office in Linden. “What we’re doing now, he’s (Minister Winston Felix) asked us to identify land so that they can actually build the building to offer full fledged services. The land was already identified… but this is going to really give the people of Linden a boost, in Region 10, where they don’t have to spend money to travel to Georgetown to get a passport, with the exception of the first time applicants…” she said.Regional Member of Parliament, Jermaine Figueira, also hailed the move as a much welcomed and needed one, noting that it eliminates the burden of having to travel long distances, noting that other avenues which will bring relief to the people, are presently being explored.The passport office is located on the bottom flat of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) office situated at Mackenzie, Linden. Immigration staff was present at the office on Tuesday to officially commence duties of providing the necessary services to the community.last_img read more

Bosai, NAACIE sign 6.5% across-the-board salary increase agreement

first_imgFollowing negotiations, the management of bauxite company Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) have signed an agreement for a 6.5 per cent across-the-board increase for wages and salaries for employees of the privately owned company.According to information coming from BMGGI, the agreement, which was signed on Wednesday at the Social Protection Ministry, was arrived at following five months of intense discussions.General Manager Robert Shang signs the agreement in the presence of BMGGI and NACCIE representativesThe increase includes allowances for meals, vacation as well as retirement benefits. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed by members of both delegations and endorsed by Lydia Greene, Chief Labour Officer (Acting), Labour Ministry, in the presence of the Junior Social Protection and Labour Minister Keith Scott and Consultant Francis Carryl.BMGGI and NAACIE had commenced discussions on a new wages and salaries agreement along with other benefits on May 17. BMGGI management in a statement said it hoped to see improved productivity and a better working relationship between the parties. Signing on behalf of BMGGI were General Manager Robert Shang, Accounting Superintendent Andy Hao, Senior Personnel Officer Truedel Marks and Assistant Shamekia Barrow. Signing on behalf of NAACIE were General Secretary Kenneth Joseph, President Linnell Warden, Vice President Neptrid Hercules, Secretary Aggrey Darlington and Committee Members Cedric Dover and Mark Louis.In August, BMGGI employees had staged a protest over what they described as the slothfulness of negotiations, indicating that they were seeking an across-the-board increase of at least nine per cent.last_img read more

Bulkhan has overstepped his boundaries – former minister

first_imgLocal Govt Elections…stage set for manipulation of resultsThe move made by the coalition Government to declare Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) a new town and add a number of new Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) in several areas by an order of Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has been heavily criticised.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanFormer Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud feels that Bulkan went beyond his ambit to do something he described as undemocratic. Bulkan has announced plans to have some constituencies reduced some existing Local Government Areas (LAAs).“I think what has happened there is the Minister has really overstepped his boundary, and in a conspiracy and secrecy, he made adjustment to boundaries by reducing the number of seats per constituencies in the selected Local Authority areas,” Persaud told Guyana Times on Tuesday.Persaud said the Minister’s move runs counter to everything transparent, democratic and accountable. “He did it without consulting the residents. And what compounded the situation, too, was when the Guyana Elections Commission attempted to implement the decision of the Minister (in regard to) the boundaries (and) constituencies that were reduced.”Former Local Government Minister Ganga PersaudHe continued, “What they sought to do was to merge those constituencies in which the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had no contest in the last election, or won by 80 to 90 percent. So they sought to merge those right away, and you are taking away one seat from the PPP.”The former minister said this move highlights the undemocratic nature of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC). “They are seeking once again to find innovative and creative ways to manipulate the elections and to put on the minds of Guyanese people scenarios and situations that are unconstitutional,” he explained.Legal challengeAsked whether there are grounds for a legal challenge in this issue, Persaud, a current Member of Parliament for the PPP, said he thinks there is enough reasons for one to be filed.“Certainly! I think the people within the constituency have a right to challenge it and say, ‘Two years ago, we went to the polls as an independent area, where we were electing our own leader; and now you have not consulted us, but now merged us into a wider area’,” he said.PPP executive member Gail Teixeira said on Monday that while the party is not contemplating any move to the court over the issue at this time, it is an opportunity for the GECOM to pull its socks up.The PPP has asserted that the Minister failed to observe the constitutional provisions enshrined in Article 13 of the Guyana Constitution when he made the moves to increase LAAs.Another PPP executive member, Zulficar Mustapha, explained that Bulkan announced the creation of one new township and eight new NDCs, and an increase of nine LAAs, bringing the total LAAs to 80.Mustapha said this created some confusion, as Orders 16 and 17 of 2018 created the Aranaputa/Upper Buro-Buro Neighbourhood and the Annai Neighbourhood, but Order 19 only included the Aranaputa/Upper Buro-Buro NDC.He stressed that no consultations have been done prior to the changes, nor has the Minister made a move to provide reasons for his reduction of the LAAs. This is even though some two months has elapsed since the change was made.The media was also informed that a meeting was held with the PPP and GECOM Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on July 30, 2018 to address some concerns the party has. In their list of approximately 13 observations and concerns, the Opposition noted that GECOM has not informed them as to what the specific re-demarcations in the constituencies are. The PPP said it is causing delays in commencing and finalising the identification of candidates for the 2018 LGE, “as the geographic identity of the proposed constituents remains unknown.”In addition, the PPP informed Lowenfield of the need for security markers to be placed on all requisite forms to be used as part of the process for the upcoming November 12 LGE. The Party said it strongly believes this would help to safeguard the integrity of the process. The PPP has also asserted that it remains convinced these developments point to gerrymandering of the boundaries of the constituencies in 14 LAAs, and the attempt to increase the APNU’s balance of votes through the creation of 10 new LAAs. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Curling Club concludes two more leagues

first_imgIn the Wednesday Men’s League, the Pimm Production Equipment A event was won by Glen Godberson, while the B event was won by Gordon Hill.Ken Almond won the Swanberg Trucking C event, while the D event, sponsored by Energetic Concrete, was taken down by Travis Rohman.In the Thursday Mixed league, the S & S Turbine Services A event, Glen Godberson won his second A event in as many days.- Advertisement -In the B event, Larry Solodan emerged victorious, while the Univar C event was won by Brad Kowalszyk.For more information on the Fort St. John Curling Club or for information on any of its upcoming events, visit the Club’s official website.last_img read more

Fivestar team goes 8-2 at Fivestar Fight League 18: Regenesis

first_imgThe full results from Fivestar Fight League 18: Regenesis are as follows:Carson Benedict (Kelowna) vs. Travis Lesschaeve (Grande Prairie)* Lesschaeve wins via Unanimous DecisionAshley Rouble (Fort St. John) vs. Kali Bachman (Kamloops)*Exhibition BoutTommy Malyar (Fort St. John) vs. Cody Banner (Grande Prairie)*Malyar wins via Unanimous DecisionNick Young (Fort St. John) vs. Mohammad Inaim (Vancouver)*Young wins via Unanimous DecisionRaymond Brown (Grande Prairie) vs. James Mott (Quesnel)*Mott wins via Split DecisionThomas Pope (Fort St. John) vs. Peter Student (Grande Prairie)*Pope wins via Unanimous DecisionTravis Lussier (Fort St. John) vs. Raphael Bergmann (Grande Prairie)*Exhibition BoutCameron Gibbs (Fort St. John) vs. Cory Antrim (Prince George)*Antrim wins via TKOBrayden Sims (Fort St. John) vs. Peyton Rakestraw (Grande Prairie)*Sims wins via TKONick Dragojevich (Fort St. John) vs. Austin Douglas (Fort St. John)*Douglas wins via Unanimous DecisionEddie Scarfo (Fort St. John) vs. Ethan Krystal (Grande Prairie)*Scarfo wins via Unanimous DecisionLandon Beasley (Fort St. John) vs. Joshua Ryan (Grande Prairie)*Beasley wins via Unanimous DecisionZach Bower (Grande Prairie) vs. Emmett Emblau (Quesnel)*Bower wins via Unanimous DecisionElvis Walter (Fort St. John) vs. Landon Swartz (Quesnel)*Kids Exhibition BoutKonnor Simograd (Fort St John) vs. Trace McGregor (Quesnel)*Kids Exhibition Bout FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The ballroom at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre was jammed to the rafters on Good Friday for the first-ever sanctioned boxing event in Fort St. John’s history.Fivestar Fight League 18: Regenesis represented a turning point for Fivestar owner Justin Donally, who hosted the Energetic City’s first-ever mixed martial arts event several years ago.32 boxers from across the Peace Region and further beyond took to the ring last Friday. Among the athletes in competition were boxers as young as eight, though Donally explained that those are merely exhibition matches. “There’s no winner or loser until they’re 11 or 12 years old, then they’re scored.” Boxers from the Fivestar’s Boxing Academy’s athletes went 8-and-2 on the night, though one of those matches featured two of the gym’s boxers.- Advertisement -17 year-old Nick Young, who has emerged as one of the gym’s promising young boxers, continued his winning streak on Friday. Fighting against the Surrey School of Boxing’s Mohammad Inaim, Young dominated his opponent, winning via unanimous decision. With the win, Young improved his record to 8-0, and was also given the honour of Fighter of the Night. Young and Inaim’s bout was also named Fight of the Night. For Young, the fight was a nice change after facing left-handed boxers in his last two battles. “I was glad to fight an orthodox fighter again, it was nice to have that change,” said Young. “It was a fun fight, tough. He had a weird style, he would come out swinging and I would just duck under, and he would grab on a lot.”Ashley Rouble, also 17, fought against her Team B.C. teammate Kali Gawley from Kamloops in an Exhibition bout ahead of the pair’s appearance at the 2017 Canadian Boxing Championships in Quebec City next week. For Rouble, the fight was a great way to prepare for her upcoming appearance at Nationals. “Mine was really fun. It was kind-of the opposite of Nick, for me there was no pressure, just get in there and put on a show,” said Rouble. “She’s my teammate so we took care of each other in there, but we still went full speed.”Donally says that the fights were an excellent showcase for the city as a venue for future BC Boxing events. Donally says that he has put in a bid to host BC Golden Gloves in 2018, and that tlast weekend’s event wowed the judges.Advertisementlast_img read more

Thiago, Paulinho steer Brazil into last 16

first_imgHaving opened his Russia 2018 account with the second of Brazil’s two late goals in Friday’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica, Neymar was again impressive.After the tearful emotion of Saint Petersburg, Neymar cut a more joyful figure after this win, blowing kisses to the crowd as the five-time champions celebrated.As Group E winners, Brazil will now face Mexico in Samara on Monday, with group runners-up Switzerland taking on Sweden in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.In the pre-match build-up Brazil coach Tite said Neymar alone can not “shoulder the responsibility” for his team’s World Cup hopes.However, the 26-year-old seemed content to carry Brazil’s attack, motoring through Serbia’s midfield and crashing an early shot just wide of the post.The match at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium began at a ferocious tempo and Brazil left-back Marcelo was an early casualty, limping off after ten minutes to be replaced by Filipe Luis.Neymar had the best chance of the opening half hour when he forced Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic to palm his shot away.Brazil fans celebrateTempers frayed when Serbia midfielder Adem Ljajic scythed down Neymar, in full flight on the left flank, to earn a booking on 33 minutes.Brazil conjured the opener from nothing when a beautifully lofted pass from Philippe Coutinho found Paulinho, who flicked the ball over Stojkovic’s reach on 36 minutes to make it 1-0 at the break.Serbia repeatedly struggled to contain Brazil’s fleet-footed attack.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was the next Serbian midfielder to be booked when he fouled Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus on 48 minutes.Serbia’s brightest spell came with half an hour left, only to be let down by poor finishing.Ljajic stumbled to take a return pass after a charging run into Brazil’s box and then fired over shortly after.Then with his defence beaten, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson palmed a save straight at Aleksandar Mitrovic, but the Serbia forward could only head the ball back into the grateful arms of the Brazilian shotstopper.To cap Serbia’s frustrations, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic fired wide, then Mitrovic guided a powerful header straight at Alisson from a corner.However, Brazil made sure of the win when Neymar swung in a free-kick and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Thiago crashed home his header, unmarked at the near post, on 68 minutes.With one eye on the last 16, Tite took off Countinho with ten minutes left while Neymar twice went close to scoring the Selecao’s third late on, but the Brazil coach can be happy with his star forward.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil’s midfielder Paulinho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Brazil in Moscow, landing Brazil in the final 16 for the tournament© AFP Francisco LEONGMOSCOW, Russia, June 27 – Brazil eased into the World Cup knockout stages after defeating Serbia 2-0 here Wednesday, with superstar Neymar sparkling in a win which sets up a last 16 clash against Mexico.Paulinho put Brazil ahead with a superb dinked finish on 36 minutes before Neymar swung in a cross for Thiago Silva to header the Selecao’s second goal with 22 minutes left in Moscow.last_img read more

Manchester United goalkeeper agrees Preston loan switch

first_imgManchester United keeper Sam Johnstone has been sent on loan to Preston North End – the same club his father Glenn played for 20 years ago.The 21-year-old has been on loan at Doncaster since October but was recalled in order to complete a move to his hometown club Preston.Johnstone will stay with the League One promotion pushers until the end of the season and follows in the footsteps of his dad who also played in goal for the club during the 90s.Johnstone said: “If anyone else other than Preston had shown an interest in me, the likelihood would have been I would have stayed at Doncaster, who have been very good to me, but this being my home-town club it was difficult to turn down.“My dad played here a long time ago and he is happy and proud and I am looking forward to playing at Deepdale.” Sam Johnstone in action for Manchester United 1last_img read more