Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup Even if it wasn’t pretty for a half, Belgium did what it was supposed to do in Group G. The victory keeps the team on track for its final group match against England, which is likely to determine the top spot.Panama needs a result against England if it wants any opportunity of the final group game against Tunisia to have meaning.KEY TO SUCCESSBelgium was finally able to finish its chances after seeing several attempts in the first half end up in the side netting or punched away by Penedo.Panama’s defense was stingy but also disorganized at times and became even more susceptible after Mertens’ goal forced Panama to push forward looking for an equalizer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Belgium is now unbeaten in its last six World Cup openers, dating back to 1986.Panama was unable to duplicate what Senegal accomplished in 2002 as the last team to win in its World Cup debut. The Central Americans played their style — physical, aggressive, sometimes looking more like wrestling than soccer — and managed to hang with the Red Devils for more than an hour. But they never created threatening scoring chances — Panama scored only nine goals in 10 World Cup qualifying matches — and eventually Belgium finished its opportunities.The emotion was heavy for the Panamanians who flocked to the Black Sea resort town to see the country play its first World Cup match. Fans cried at hearing their national anthem and the players on the field fought their own emotions while singing. Their voices rose with every Panama attack and the singing and dancing almost never stopped. Panama’s players stayed on the field to salute the fans several minutes after the match ended.Luminaries like Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and baseball star Mariano Rivera were in attendance. They would have just preferred something a little less challenging than one of the pre-tournament favorites.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, left, fails to score past Panama’s Roman Torres and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, right, during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)SOCHI, Russia — Dries Mertens’ perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage.Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup opener on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Saddled with massive expectations and a lineup of talent the envy of other teams in the tournament, Belgium finally showed flashes of being the dominant team worthy of title consideration.The two goals from Lukaku came shortly after Mertens scored from about 18 yards in the opening moments of the second half, finally relieving some pressure after Belgium was unable to break down Panama for the first 45 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLukaku’s first goal came 20 minutes later, but the pass from Kevin De Bruyne made it possible. Rather than shooting through a crowd of Panama defenders, De Bruyne cut a pass with the outside of his right foot onto Lukaku’s head and into the net.Lukaku added a second on a breakaway minutes later, chipping Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo as he left his net. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College students interested in studying abroad will soon have a new destination from which to choose.The college’s Semester Abroad program will offer a monthlong summer study session in Guanajuato, Mexico. The program already has a regular spring study session in Salamanca, Spain. There is also an annual fall session in London.College officials said they decided to add Guanajuato – beginning next summer – to the 13-year-old Semester Abroad program because of local interest in Mexican culture.The Guanajuato session also will cost students about $3,000 less than the Spain and London study sessions.“Studying abroad can be an enlightening, maturing and life-changing experience,” said Gail Chabran, Rio Hondo’s dean of communications and languages. “It opens up a lot of opportunities and gives students a wider view of the world.”Rio Hondo College belongs to the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad, a coalition of 12 community colleges that offer students the opportunity to study in foreign countries.The program is operated in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study.This past spring, the consortium took about 100 students to Spain.The study abroad program is open to students with at least a 2.5 grade-point average and 12 completed college credits, Chabran said.Chabran said the London and Spain semesters abroad cost $5,995 per student, and financial aid can be applied towards a portion of the cost.Students typically stay with a local host family.The Guanajuato trip, which is scheduled for June 17-July 15, will cost $2,100.Leading the group from Rio Hondo will be associate Spanish professor Claudia Guerrero.“It’s the first time I’ll be traveling with students to Mexico or anywhere,” Guerrero said. “I’m really excited about it. It’s a great opportunity for anyone involved – from cultural exchanges to academic opportunities.”The deadline to apply is Dec. 9. Students must pay a $350 deposit for the Spain semester in Salamanca, which runs from Feb. 15-May 14. The balance must be paid by the end of December.Officials will hold an orientation session for students interested in the Guanajuato session sometime in February, Chabran said.For more information, call Chabran at (562) 692-0921, Ext. 3250. likely [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051
LAS VEGAS — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer didn’t mince words earlier this month when he was asked what his rationale was for starting Martin Jones in goal several times in a row instead of giving Aaron Dell more opportunities.After all, it was DeBoer’s hope when the season began that he could start Dell in net more consistently than he did last year.“He’s got to make it easier for us to stick him in there,” DeBoer said Nov. 12.Dell had to wait until Thursday’s game with the Vegas Golden Knights …
Reyes put Carl Bryan Cruz, Mac Belo and the injured Raymond Almazan in the freezer for this match, but reiterated that the Gilas roster could change when the Filipinos battle Chinese Taipei at home on Monday.“Basically, we took into account the team that we are playing [today],” Reyes said after revealing the final roster. “And we also took into account our health and injury situation.”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 shutoutThe 6-foot-7 Almazan still has a swollen ankle, and could be available for the Taiwanese.“I spoke to the three of them and they took it very professionally and very well,” Reyes added. “This is just the 12-man roster for [Friday’s] game. For Taiwan, it would be different. Every game could change.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas takes the first step in its bid to return to the World Cup on Friday, clashing with Japan in Tokyo with a roster coach Chot Reyes feels is suited to defeat the Japanese on the road.After close to three weeks of hard work, Reyes made the final three cuts on his 15-man pool, basically sticking out with tested veterans led by Jayson Castro at the guard spot, Japeth Aguilar at forward and naturalized center Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Alas will be the third point guard at Reyes’ disposal after Castro and Kiefer Ravena.Calvin Abueva, RR Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Gabe Norwood, Allein Maliksi and Troy Rosario complete the team.Team Philippines has had a long record of success against the Japanese, its last loss to the hosts happening in 2004 in the Fiba Asia Challenge where the Filipinos lost by 60 points.Japan has thrown in everything against the Philippines of late, including former NBA player Yuta Tabuse, to no avail.It will be bannered by naturalized forward Ira Brown in the 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila) game at Komazawa gym at the Olympic Park in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Del Rosario gets Man of the Year, Hall of Fame nod Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The talented 6-foot-10 center Joji Takeuchi will still be the Japanese’s main man, though the Filipinos have ample knowledge of how he plays, which will be critical in Reyes’ defensive scheme.There are a total of 80 countries taking part in this hectic qualifying process, with the Philippines shooting to become one of eight countries coming from Asia to play in the World Cup in China in 2019. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next View comments
LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 15: A detail of an official NCAA Men’s Basketball game ball made by Wilson is seen on the court as the Iowa State Cyclones play against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s been a tough week for Iowa fans. This past Tuesday, former football star Tyler Sash passed away at the age of just 27 years old. Friday, former basketball player Roy Marble, the leading scorer in Hawkeyes history, died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 48 years old.Friday afternoon, Iowa released a touching six-minute tribute video in Marble’s memory. You can view it below.A Tribute Video to Roy Marble http://t.co/EyoS82ilVl— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 11, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with Marble’s friends and family during what’s surely been a tough week.
Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Adventures come in all shapes, sizes, and furs in the new animated series, The ZhuZhus premiering Tuesday, July 4 at 4 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.Based on the ZhuZhu Pets toy phenomenon, Nelvana’s The ZhuZhus features a curious bunch of fun-seeking adventurers, Pipsqueak, Num Nums, Chunk, and Mr. Squiggles, who live with Frankie and the Pamplemousse family in Anytown. With their distinctive birthmarks, undeniable charm, and fur-raising escapades, the ZhuZhus prove they are no ordinary pets – they’re extraordinary! Always on a quest for fun, the ZhuZhus have to stay on their tiny toes to keep up with the non-stop action, laughs, and adventures. Beginning Monday, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET/PT, YTV is packing its bags – and its selfie stick – for this year’s Zone on the Road, where hosts Carlos, Lisa, Suki, Jesse, and Meisha travel coast to coast in search of more photos to complete their epic Canadian collage.To decide where to stop on this year’s trip, the hosts compiled all the images from The Zone’s Canada 150 social campaign, Peaces of Canada, to see which parts of this great nation were missing. Discovering new places from B.C. to P.E.I, The Zone crew are marking their maps and embarking on a nationwide voyage to discover the missing Peaces of Canada. Tune in weekdays beginning Monday, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET/PT to watch their progress as they are met by a variety of challenges, local celebs, and iconic Canadian landmarks.Bonus content will be available on YTV’s YouTube Channel as well as ytv.com/shows/the-zone featuring vlogs, photos, and more all summer long. Viewers are also encouraged to follow the hosts’ success on social media using the hashtags #ZoneOnTheRoad and #YTVCanada150.This summer, fans will also have a chance to walk through “Haully,” the YTV Haul of Fame trailer featuring an inside peek at The Zone hosts’ lockers, exclusive footage from the Zone on the Road – Peaces of Canada, and a fun new photo booth. Check out the trailer at this year’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto beginning Friday, August 18. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Experience out-of-this-world adventure weekends on YTV beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PT during the Big Fun Movie block with new and returning blockbuster hits including:Despicable Me 1 and Despicable Me 2 airing back-to-back on Sunday, June 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PTPaddington premiering Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PTMuppets Most Wanted premiering Sunday, July 2 at 6 p.m. ET/PTTangled premiering Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. ET/PT followed by a sneak peek of Tangled: The Series at 8 p.m. ET/PT Join YTV as it cruises into summer with an action-packed lineup full of new shows, marathons, movies, and more. Adventure awaits with the premieres of the final L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables film Fire & Dew on Canada Day, new Nelvana series The ZhuZhus on July 4, and numerous blockbuster hits airing weekends on Big Fun Movies, from Disney’s Tangled (July 8) to Muppets Most Wanted (July 2). Plus, beginning July 31, The Zone crew is taking viewers on a cross country road trip in the Zone on the Road. Follow the hosts as they travel coast-to-coast searching for more “peaceful” photos to add to their growing collage of fan-generated pictures that celebrate the people and places of Canada. Click here to watch the Fire & Dew trailer! In L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew, Anne heads to Charlottetown to attend accelerated classes as she continues to work towards her dream of being a school teacher. While there, she is forced to adapt quickly to her new surroundings and classmates as she navigates her way through her first school experience outside of her beloved Green Gables. Anne finds herself facing daunting choices for her future, the stirrings of romance, and tragedy unlike anything she’s ever known. Meanwhile, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert contend with advancing age as they deal with financial challenges and the first signs of declining health.L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables airs Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. ET/PT followed by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Oh, Canada! YTV celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday with a marathon of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables film series on Saturday, July 1 beginning at 2 p.m. ET/PT, concluding with the world premiere of the third and final film, Fire & Dew at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Facebook Advertisement