Griffin grabs bronze for PH in wakeboarding

first_imgPH scores silver in lawn bowls men’s pairs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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) Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thailand’s Padiwat Jaemjan and Tatsanai Kuankoonrat won the gold and silver medals, respectively.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’ What’s in store for your animal sign this year Mark Griffin on Saturday scored the Philippines’ first podium finish in wakeboarding in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Griffin nabbed the bronze medal in the aquatic event.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueeslast_img read more

NCAA: JRU claims 3rd Final Four slot

first_imgCarpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Scores:JRU 62 – Teodoro 19, Mendoza 10, Sawat 9, Grospe 8, Lasquety 6, Bordon 4, Abdulrazak 2, Poutouochi 2, David 2, Dela Virgen 0.MAPUA 58 – Orquina 14, Pelayo 11, Bunag 10, Victoria 8, Estrella 8, Raflores 6, Aguirre 1, Gabo 0, Jimenez 0.Quarters: 21-17, 36-32, 52-47, 62-58. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Fajardo still leads Govs’ Cup BPC race after semis The PBA great, then, set this game as a challenge for his wards to bounce back, especially as the Heavy Bombers take on the league-leading Pirates in their final elimination game on Friday.“That’s my challenge to them. We don’t want to enter the Final Four with a loss,” he said.Teodoro gave JRU a seven-point edge, 58-51, midway in the payoff period, but the Cardinals slowly chipped away the lead and got it down to as low as two, 58-56, courtesy of two freebies from Andoy Estrella.Luckily, Ervin Grospe and Jed Mendoza scored cushion-building baskets in the final 3:27 before the Heavy Bombers defense held strong in the end game.Almel Orquina carried Mapua (3-13) with 14 points and three rebounds, while Cedric Pelayo had 11 markers and five boards.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments LATEST STORIES Tey Teodoro fired 19 points despite shooting 1-of-7 from beyond the arc, to go with two rebounds and an assist.Jed Mendoza chipped in 10 markers, three boards, and three dimes, while Abdul Sawat just missed out on a double-double with his nine points and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough the victory pushed JRU to the postseason, coach Vergel Meneses once again voiced his displeasure following what he felt was a lackluster showing from his boys.“Honestly, I’m not happy about the win. They don’t want to follow instructions, they thought we can beat them all on offense, and that’s what happened,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Abdul Sawat. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University formally booked its Final Four ticket, outlasting Mapua, 62-58, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers improved their record to 11-6, sealing the third spot to join Lyceum and San Beda, which have already clinched seats in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bryant sends out powerful message to Hayward about resilience

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 #KicksStalker: LeBron wears ‘Equality’ sneakers on opening night Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The former Los Angeles Laker, known for his impeccable work ethic and vicious demeanor dubbed as the “Mamba Mentality,” also believes that Hayward can come out of this obstacle a “better player.”READ: Players, teams rally behind Gordon Hayward after grisly injuryBryant is not a stranger to pain, having dealt with a torn Achilles tendon that slowed him down in the latter part of his career in the NBA. Incidentally, Bryant played his last game in the league against Hayward and the Utah Jazz in April 2016.Read the full post here: FILE PHOTO: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPNBA great Kobe Bryant offered Gordon Hayward a powerful motivational message on Instagram with the Boston forward looking at grueling recovery from his injured left leg.Just five minutes into his debut with the Celtics in the season-opener, Hayward dislocated his left ankle and fractured his tibia in a gruesome injury that stunned the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Hayward, who signed a four-year contract with the Celtics in the off-season, has undergone surgery to repair his ankle and is expected to miss the rest of the season for Boston.READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ seasonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBryant told Hayward to celebrate “mini milestones” during his recovery to help him “find beauty in the struggle of doing simple things that prior to this injury were taken for granted.”“This will also mean that when you return you will have a new perspective. You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have,” he added. View commentslast_img read more

Paul George steals show as Thunder escape 76ers

first_imgGeorge converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 victory over Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.George’s clutch shot capped a wild finish that included another memorable moment in the rivalry between Westbrook and Embiid. Westbrook absorbed a hard foul from Embiid on a break with 1:46 left, landing out of bounds under the basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWestbrook then got up and rushed toward Embiid before he was restrained by his teammates.“I don’t think he just landed on me,” Westbrook said. “He had a little extra to it, you know what I’m saying? But it’s ok.” Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With fire in his eyes In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img “We lost the last two games, so it was pretty tough,” center Steven Adams said. “It was just good. It’s obviously good to get a win under our belt, just against this team, obviously they had a lot of really good sets.”BIG PICTUREThunder: George went 4 for 9 from 3-point range. He also went 11 for 11 at the free-throw line. … Adams had 16 points and nine rebounds. Terrance Ferguson added 11 points. … Oklahoma City had 20 assists and 10 turnovers, compared to 28 assists and 17 turnovers for Philadelphia.Sixers: Embiid has 20 games with at least 30 points. The last Sixer to accomplish that feat in the first 45 games of the season was Allen Iverson. … Redick has scored in double-digits in 54 consecutive games. … Injured guard Markelle Fultz (thoracic outlet syndrome) watched the game from the Sixers bench. There is no timetable for his return.UP NEXTThunder: Visit the New York Knicks on Monday.Sixers: Host the Houston Rockets on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Embiid had a different opinion of the play.“I think I was going for the block and I think he lost the ball, but I was already in the air,” Embiid said. “I don’t know what, why he was mad. I have no idea. But he’s always in his feelings, so I have no idea.”Westbrook and Embiid have had a couple chilly exchanges over the past couple years. Asked if he was “cool” with Embiid, Westbrook used an expletive before saying “No.”Westbrook fouled out with 14.9 seconds remaining after he got Embiid while shooting a 3-pointer. Embiid made all three foul shots, tying it at 113, and Jimmy Butler’s driving layup put Philadelphia in front with 6.9 seconds to go.But George drained a 3 while being fouled by Butler and made the foul shot.ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George, left, celebrates with Russell Westbrook at the end of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Thunder won 117-115. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA— Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again.Then Paul George stole the show.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “That’s PG,” Westbrook said. “You don’t get too excited anymore about those I mean they happen so many times. PG’s doing what PG does and we just got to see it and get a win.”Philadelphia had one last chance, but Butler missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds.The 76ers have lost 19 in a row to the Thunder. That streak that was on Embiid’s mind when he decided to play after he was a game-time decision because of back tightness.“The Sixers haven’t won against them in like 10, 11 years,” Embiid said. “That’s just ridiculous.”George finished with 31 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Westbrook had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Oklahoma City, and reserve Dennis Schroder also scored 21 points.The Thunder had dropped five of six, including a 138-128 overtime loss against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.Embiid had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists. JJ Redick scored 22 points for Philadelphia, and Ben Simmons finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.Oklahoma City led by as many as 16 points in the first quarter, but Philadelphia rallied in the second and trailed 59-56 at the break.BOUNCE BACK GAMEThe Thunder were glad to leave Philadelphia with the win. View commentslast_img read more

Proposed Bill Against FGM ‘Very Weak’

first_imgJust days before President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s annual message, where she implored the Legislature to enact several proposed bills into law, such as the Domestic Violence Act, two Kenyan rights activists in Monrovia critiqued the section of the proposed bill concerning FGM, calling it “weak… vague, bleak and ambiguous and lacks grit to prosecute offenders.” “As a mother and a woman leader,” President Sirleaf said in her message yesterday, “the record is clear on my response to the issues of women and children, particularly in support of their economic participation, their participation in governance, and their protection from violence… “We must enact laws that protect our girls and women,” she continued. “I have thus submitted the Domestic Violence Act, which I trust you will soon enact into law.”However, the two women’s rights advocates, Grace Uwizeye and Florence Machio, described the proposed bill as “very weak” and clearly indicates that government is doing little to protect women, mostly the vulnerable, through the enactment of strong laws that would deter perpetrators.The two Kenyan women were on a brief visit to Liberia where they had the opportunity to review some laws that protect women’s rights. Machio is a renowned Kenyan journalist, while Uwizeye is a Lawyer by profession and currently serves as program officer of Equality Now, an international non-governmental organization. According to Uwizeye, what Liberia has drafted cannot protect women because there is no concrete penalty for perpetrators. “What is there that will deter perpetrators? We see nothing,” she said.Ambiguously, the draft is proposing that government renders services to perpetrators in the form of counselling, though nothing is mentioned about the victims in terms of compensation or treatment – something that is being described as a disgrace. Journalist Machio could not agree more on the weakness of the proposed bill. Both women spoke at a one-day media consolidation forum on FGM (female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision) held recently in Monrovia.Twenty eight of the 54 African states practice FGM, although 24 of those involved have adopted anti-FGM laws.While other states have enacted harsher laws to prosecute perpetrators of FGM, Liberia’s proposed bill is “vague, bleak and ambiguous and lacks grit to prosecute offenders,” the Kenyan activists said. Worse, they said, is that the proposed bill recommends the same penalties used for lesser forms of domestic violence such as beatings for FGM perpetrators.They named The Gambia, Nigeria, Kenya and Burkina Faso as countries that “have done good jobs in drafting laws that protect women against FGM, though the acts might be going on secretly.”The practice of FGM has serious health, economic, social and developmental consequences for the victims and society.The Gambia Law, passed early this year, stipulates that a person who engages in female circumcision could face up to three years in prison or a fine of US$1,250 and could face life imprisonment if the act results in death. The Nigerian anti-FGM law, passed in May 2015, also bans FGM, with offenders imprisoned for four years or fined not more than US$1,000 or both. This is also similar in Burkina Faso and Kenya.The weakness of the Liberian proposed bill is exposed by the leniency of the penalties stipulated. Perpetrators and those who aid in the process are punished by a fine, which lies within the purview of the judge, who also has the power to order counselling sessions for perpetrators.The proposed bill states: “When a defendant has been convicted of domestic violence, the court may require that the defendant attend a domestic violence counseling or rehabilitation; impose a fine pursuant to section 50.9, of which 25 percent shall go to the Domestic Violence Victim Fund or other compensation as provided in the Penal Law.”“What is in this bill to scare perpetrators from the act in an effort to protect women? This in my mind is a joke,” Mrs. Machio said, adding that the country needs a stronger bill.President Sirleaf’s promises to protect Liberian women from harmful acts such as FGM seem not to be coming to fruition under such a bill when enacted.Many had expected Madam Sirleaf, as Africa’s first elected female president, to lead the charge in this regard.She committed government to several international conventions and protocols aimed at protecting women and children. Some of these instruments include the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the Maputo Declaration.All of these call for the elimination of discrimination, rights to dignity, life and integrity, though the Maputo protocol is the first human rights instrument that explicitly mentions FGM as a harmful practice. “If all of these were signed by the president to protect women, then why is the implementation of these (protocols) going so slowly?” one female participant asked during the meeting.“The president needs to leave a legacy for women in this country and one of these would be putting an end to violence against us, but I’m worried that this is not happening,” the participant said.The President recently reiterated her pledge to ending FGM in Liberia when she addressed a global meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment last year in New York. She promised to ensure the Domestic Violence Bill (DVB) is passed into law, banning FGM before her tenure ends, while also promising to collaborate with Lawmakers to enact the proposed DVB. It was endorsed by Cabinet and approved by the President in 2015 and is currently before the lawmakers for enactment.The content of the bill is a cause for concern as it doesn’t in anyway foresee the actualization of the president’s promise at that global event.FGM involves removal of the female genitalia with consequences such as death and health implications, including chronic infection, severe pain during urination and menstruation.More women are currently living with the consequences of FGM, with Somalia, 98 percent; Liberia, 58 percent, being among the worst.The proposed DVB is an initiative of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Protection. After spending months at the Legislature, it was recently sent back to the Ministry for what seems to be lapses in the process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lone gunman robs money changer

first_imgA foreign currency dealer, who was in the vicinity of Popeye’s on Water Street, Georgetown, was on Sunday robbed of all of his cash by an armed bandit.According to reports, 36-year-old Bishwanauth Noudat, of Lot 482 C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was sitting in a chair with $150,000, US$1200, TT$3000 Cdn$1000, 90 euros, EC$8000, Bds$200 and 31 reais when the lone gunman approached him from behind and snatched the cash.Noudat reportedly attempted to fight for his money, but the gunman whipped out his weapon which was in his waistband and dealt the man a lash to his face.The perpetrator then made good his escape south on Cornhill Street then east along Hadfield Street.The money changer reported the matter to the Police, and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and sent away.The Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage from businesses in the area in an effort to identify the gunman.last_img read more

High-tech elite sit out politics, wait for Al Gore

first_img“I’m waiting for Gore, I’m waiting for Gore,” Donnie Fowler, a Democratic consultant in Palo Alto, said he hears from party donors in Hollywood even as they give some money to other candidates. “There’s fashion in politics,” said Fowler, who was Gore’s national field director in the 2000 campaign. “And the most fashionable candidate is the one who’s not running.” Hopes for a Gore candidacy are not limited to California’s high-tech and film set. Across the country, some Gore fundraisers from his 2000 race are staying out of the 2008 campaign or are prepared to switch from a current hopeful to Gore should he decide to run. The no-clear-favorite perspective in the technology industry was borne out by the current candidates’ fundraising. Although Clinton came in first, Obama was a close second. Joe Cotchett, a lawyer with Silicon Valley ties who is raising money for Democrat John Edwards, said tech leaders are uncertain. PALO ALTO – Even with 18 presidential candidates to choose from, it is Al Gore who draws the allegiance of many high-tech elite. Since losing the 2000 election, Gore has become an environmental crusader and technology insider. He is on Apple’s board of directors, advises Google and has his own startup. Gore, who insists he is not running again for the White House in 2008, has close ties to some of the biggest names in the technology industry. He is one reason that enthusiasm and fundraising in Silicon Valley have been muted for any of the current candidates even though some, including Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, have come courting. “The candidate of Silicon Valley is Al Gore,” he said. “But he’s not running.” Silicon Valley tends to be libertarian. Its inhabitants traditionally have shied away from politics and from political giving. But candidates seek endorsements from high-tech entrepreneurs to show they understand the vanguard of U.S. business. Bill Clinton collected just $150,000 in the 1992 election cycle from Silicon Valley, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Still, his candidacy got a boost when high-tech leaders, many of them Republican, endorsed him over President George H.W. Bush. Gore hardly did much better in Silicon Valley in 2000 when he took in about $650,000 to George W. Bush’s $1.3 million. Bill Bradley, Gore’s rival for the Democratic nomination, also beat him with $1 million. Since then, the region has grown more wealthy and more liberal, becoming a frequent stop along the California money trail. In 2004, Democratic nominee John Kerry raised $4.7 million to George W. Bush’s $1.9 million. Gore has close ties to three of Silicon Valley’s biggest names: the venture capitalist John Doerr, who was instrumental in Clinton’s 1992 endorsement; Apple’s chief executive, Steve Jobs; and Google’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt. Jobs has not donated to any candidates this cycle. His wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, has given $9,600 to Democrats – $4,600 each to Obama and Edwards and $400 to Clinton. Doerr and his wife, Ann, have given $2,100 each to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. On the Republican side, eBay’s chief executive, Meg Whitman, has contributed $2,300 to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Romney and Whitman worked together in the 1980s at Bain & Co., a management consulting firm in Boston. Today, she is helping him raise money. Cisco’s chief executive, John Chambers. gave $2,300 to Arizona Sen. John McCain. Some activists say the possibility of a Gore run has become a fig leaf for those who do not want to choose between Clinton and Obama. “There are a handful of high-profile Clinton-Gore people who are sitting this out and are using Gore as an excuse,” said Wade Randlett, who is raising money for Obama. “It’s an excuse that’s really solving a problem for them.” 160Want 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

Power outage caused by bird contacting power lines

first_imgA power outage on Wednesday afternoon left 1904 customers without electricity – and as BC Hydro investigated, it seemed to have been caused by a bird coming into contact with the wires.The outage happened near 112th Street and Alaska Road.Excellent to see @bchydro staff working to get the power back on. @EnergeticCity @AHNnewspaper #YXJ pic.twitter.com/SwvbkENwyb— Paul McAfee (@MrPaulMcAfee) September 16, 2015- Advertisement -Bob Gammer of BC Hydro said he believes it is now less than 10 customers without power, if any.A separate outage near 112th Avenue and 95th Street is still under investigation.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ibrahimovic hints at Sweden return for World Cup

first_img“I miss the national team,” he told Swedish press.“If I want, I do it. I want to feel that I can deliver a good performance.”The former Paris Saint-Germain star has only played five Premier League games this season for Jose Mourinho’s United, with his last match ending when he was replaced at half-time in a 2-2 draw with Burnley in December.Sweden qualified in Ibrahimovic’s absence with a famous 1-0 victory over four-time world champions Italy in a two-legged playoff last November.Ibrahimovic has scored a Swedish record 62 international goals in 116 matches.The Scandinavians kick off their World Cup campaign against South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18, before further Group F games against holders Germany and Mexico.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic hasn’t played for Sweden since retiring after Euro 2016 © AFP/File / VINCENZO PINTOSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 1 – Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted on Thursday that he could return to international football in time for the World Cup in Russia.The 36-year-old Manchester United player has suffered with injuries over the last 12 months and retired from Sweden duty after Euro 2016.last_img read more

‘Spurs want me’, says Champions League star

first_img1 Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour has revealed Tottenham are chasing his services.The 25-year-old was part of the Monaco side which shocked Arsenal on Wednesday night, winning 3-1 at the Emirates in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Abdennour’s performances in Ligue 1 this season have not gone unnoticed, with Tottenham and other clubs scouting the Tunisia international.And the defender has now revealed that he is aware of interest from Spurs, but he is focused on succeeding with Monaco at the moment.“Yes, I am aware of [the interest from Tottenham]. But I am at Monaco and I am concentrating on my club,” Abdennour told Le Parisien.“Things will happen naturally. I am not going to put any pressure on myself because I am very happy at Monaco.” Aymen Abdennour celebrates with Monaco last_img read more