Prosecutor demands Valcke’s emails

first_imgZURICH (AP):FIFA has been urged by Switzerland’s attorney general to hand over emails used by Jerome Valcke, its secretary general who was suspended last week.Valcke was implicated by a FIFA ticketing partner in using his FIFA and Google email accounts to discuss a 2014 World Cup black market tickets deal.The office of Swiss federal prosecutor Michael Lauber has now stepped up pressure on FIFA to unblock access to Valcke’s correspondence.Lauber’s spokesman, AndrÈ Marty, told the Associated Press yesterday that the prosecutor has filed a request directly to FIFA lawyers.”I can confirm that we now want to have access to these sealed email accounts,” Marty said.”The OAG (office of the attorney general) asked FIFA to deliver all information coming from Mr Valcke’s multiple email accounts,” he said, adding that, so far, “FIFA didn’t deliver this email information.”In a statement, FIFA said: “We are committed to cooperating with the authorities, and this is an ongoing process.”Valcke denies a ticket agent’s claims that he sought cash from sales of top-category tickets for matches in Brazil he knew were being offered at several times face value.Lauber is investigating possible criminal mismanagement and money laundering in FIFA’s business.FIFA released Valcke from his job last Thursday, hours after the allegations were made, and requested a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Family squabble over party colours?

first_imgThere was a brief family squabble at the Allman Town Infant School after two brothers and their sister went to cast their votes this morning. According to onlookers, one brother and a sister are PNP supporters, while the other brother supports the Jamaica Labour Party. It was not clear what started the altercation, but the female and the JLP supporting brother were engaged in a quarrel as they left the polling station. “The two brothers and sister they are family but one of them want to stop the progress but him sister tell him seh dat caan happen,” said one onlooker. The two argued viciously with each other as police officers there looked on unmoved. The argument, which quickly dissipated, drew the attention of voters at the infant school and those at the neighbouring St Matthew’s Anglican Churchlast_img read more

Coroner finds ‘minuscule misjudgement’ led to Hughes’ death

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP) A coroner who held an inquest into the death of international batsman Phillip Hughes has recommended that Cricket Australia review its laws on dangerous and unfair bowling to remove ambiguity, and urged the sport’s governing body to mandate the use of extra neck protection on batting helmets. New South Wales state coroner Michael Barnes handed down his findings yesterday, three weeks after a five-day hearing into the circumstances of Hughes’ death concluded in Sydney. At the inquest, a lawyer for the Hughes family said the 25-year-old Test cricketer was subjected to verbal abuse and an extraordinary amount of short-pitch bowling, or bouncers, before he was fatally struck on the back of the head and neck by a steeply bouncing bowl by Sean Abbott during a domestic first-class match in November 2014. But Barnes ruled that it was a “tragic accident,” finding that Hughes was experienced in handling high-bouncing deliveries, that there was no malice intended and that there was no failure to enforce rules by the umpires that contributed to the death. “A minuscule misjudgement or a slight error of execution caused him to miss the ball which crashed into his neck with fatal consequences,” Barnes said in his findings. “There was no suggestion the ball was bowled with malicious intent. Neither the bowler nor anyone else was to blame for the tragic outcome.” The match between New South Wales and South Australia states ended abruptly when Hughes suddenly collapsed on the pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground after being struck by a bouncer, or short-pitched delivery. He was taken to a nearby hospital but died two days later from a brain haemorrhage caused by a torn vertebral artery. The coronial inquest was called to investigate whether the nature of play contributed to the risk, and the response by stadium and cricket staff and officials. As well as his recommendations to Cricket Australia, Barnes directed the New South Wales state cricket association and the stadium operators to review and improve medical and safety protocols for players, officials and staff to ensure a faster response to emergency situations. Barnes said Cricket Australia needed to review its regulations on playing conditions because the laws regarding limits on short-pitch bowling and what constituted a dangerous or unfair delivery were too open to interpretation.last_img read more

Nedrick dominates in the field events

first_imgTrue to the series motto, ‘From grass roots to greatness’, Petersfield High School’s Nigel Nedrick made his inspirational mark in the field events at the opening meet of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship – the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships.Nedrick muscled away the Class One boys’ throwing hat-trick, winning the Grand Prix discus, plus the javelin and shot put events to emerge the star performer of the meet with a championship-high 29 points when competition came to a close on Saturday at Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall.He hurled the discus 56.39m to beat teammate Daniel Cope (47.96m); threw the shot put 18.94m to beat Munro College’s Daniel Delancey (16.64m); and launched the javelin 53.70m to beat schoolmate Devonery Gordon (53.32m).Nedrick rose from very humble beginnings. He once lived in Montego Bay, but moved back to Negril – the Westmoreland end – to live with his mom and spent several years at the Clifton Home for Boys. It was his athletic talent that birthed the opportunity to attend Petersfield High, where he now lives on campus at the school dorm.In recent years, Nedrick catapulted to being not only the national champion, but national youth record holder for the javelin and shot put, with throws of 65.09m and 20.12m, respectively.The Digicel Grand Prix Series gives athletes and schools the opportunity to earn big bucks. The winning schools, boy and girl, will each earn $1 million in gym or sporting equipment, while there are bonuses upward of $25,000 for record-setters, and additional cash incentives for champions. The top boy and girl of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Championship will also earn a prize trip to the World Relays in the Bahamas later this year.ADDITIONAL IMPETUSNedrick says the cash awards provide additional impetus for him to succeed.”It’s very exciting to know that winning also gives you a chance to win cash towards my schooling. For a person like me, my parents don’t really have it, so for me to be putting out my talent and getting rewards from it, I’m very appreciative of what I’m doing,” admitted the 19-year-old.”… My mother hardly works. She’s on and off so we don’t really have it like that. So I stay at the boarding house at my school and my father works, but I don’t really live with my father. So it feels very nice, coming from a place like that (Clifton Boys’ Home), some people would think that it is bad, but it was really great. I always give thanks to Miss Mac. She taught me a lot of things I didn’t know and she is also one of the persons who made me who I am right now,” Nedrick informed.”They taught me to show respect to people. I got a lot of whippings for that,” he said, bursting into laughter.”They showed me how to behave when I go out and I’m around people, how to sit around the dining table, how to use knife and fork, I learnt a lot of things there. So it’s very motivating to me,” he continued about the financial rewards on offer.”When you know that you’re not one of those rich kids, so you have to use your talent to achieve what you want. I think on these things every day before I train and remind myself that I’m doing this because I’m coming from that place and I don’t want to get stuck, so I work very hard just to reach where I’m at now,” said Nedrick.last_img read more

Tony Becca | It’s better late than never

first_img RIGHT ATTITUDE NEW DRIVE It is good to see the new drive to develop our own players, and it is especially good to see to the new JFF-Sportsmax Elite League for junior footballers. It was also good to read what Dr Paul Wright had to say a week or so ago when he started his column about the treatment of Connie Francis and Jamaica’s love for foreign coaches with these words: “I have long held the view that international sport should be the best of ours against the best of yours. Modern eligibility rules have made a mockery of my hope as national teams in a fervent desire to win-at-all-cost, select athletes to national sides who have very little knowledge of, or loyalty to, their new country.” And at the end, after writing that foreign coaches have been no better than good local coaches, suggested that the local coaches continue “improving your craft and upgrading your resume, but more importantly, develop a foreign accent when applying for local jobs”. SEEN THE LIGHT Burrell noted, however, that the development of the local players will take time, but that with the right attitude and support of corporate Jamaica, they can make the country proud. “It is going to depend on the attitude of these players and those who really want to do it for the country, which I think is a better way now that we are seeing new things happening for the national team.” Those are like the words of a born-again Christian, and one who may be enjoying the salvation for the first time. One hopes that Burrell’s about turn is not only because the overseas players were not all that good, not only because they failed miserably, not only because they were difficult to deal with and to coach, not only because they threatened to go on strike for their money, not only because the JFF is short of funds, not only because the 2018 World Cup dream is over for Jamaica, and not only because, under Theodore Whitmore, the local boys got an opportunity and did not do too badly, but because he has really seen the light. One hopes also that it did not take Burrell’s hearing about the difference in attitude of the overseas players from members of CONCACAF to finally make up his mind. One hopes that he came to see the mistakes himself, and that just as he has now seen the hunger, the satisfaction of representing their country, and the joy of doing so by the local-based Jamaicans, he saw the lack of commitment in many, if not all, of the overseas players and also the absence of pride in representing Jamaica. It is obvious, and it should have been obvious, that to build a house, one must start from the ground and go up and not to do the impossible, which is to start from the roof and go down. The JFF, or captain Burrell, in their haste to reach the World Cup finals, to participate in the glamour of the World Cup finals, once again pushed them in the wrong direction, either that, or they simply ignored the principles of development for the satisfaction of going to the World Cup finals. This model was quite different from that of 1998 when the majority of the squad were local-based Jamaicans, when most members of the starting eleven were local-based Jamaicans, and when they all, including the overseas players, went out and gave their all for Jamaica. On top of it all, they all wanted to represent Jamaica, and they all played like they wanted to represent Jamaica. In this model, one had to use a magnifying glass to find a local-based Jamaican in the squad much more in the starting eleven. This new reliance, if indeed it is sincere and not based on circumstances, including the lack of finances, on local-based Jamaicans to represent the national team, with a few good and devoted overseas Jamaicans to boost the team, if and when necessary, is good for Jamaican football and for Jamaica today and in the future. Nothing happens before its time, and on top of that, and as the saying goes, it makes no sense crying over spilt milk. What is better, in fact, is that as disappointed as we were when it was taking place, and when Jamaica’s football was being sold down the river, is to breathe a sigh of relief that the hard-working president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Captain Horace Burrell, has made a 180-degree turn in the direction he wishes to take Jamaica’s football going forward. In his new-found philosophy, Burrell has almost confessed that he, and his federation members, made a mistake in his blinkered approach to the country’s football programme during his years of flying off to Europe and elsewhere in an effort to find players to put on the “shirt” and to represent Jamaica. As so many of us have been saying, a few for some years now, recruiting overseas players when Jamaica should be using local talent, young and not so young, was heading for disaster, and according to Robert Bailey in a Gleaner article recently, Burrell admitted to his earlier mistake. “What we are seeing now from the young players is a major difference right now in terms of attitude, in terms of really getting out there and doing it, and I think this is one area that we must concentrate on, and so the days of players coming from overseas and walking into the national team, those days are behind us.” That was well said, except for one thing: the players did not “come in from overseas and walk into the national team”. They were scouted and invited into the national team. Burrell also said that “when you look at the players on the field of play, you realise that there is something different, and speaking with my colleagues in CONCACAF, they, too, have noticed that there is a difference, and so we intend to continue along this line, and I am sure that everything will fall into place in the right order”. The captain also said that “we have to be man enough to say it has not worked and, therefore, after meeting with the stakeholders, the JFF decided to embark on a new initiative by including the youngsters and the local-based players who are hungry and who really want to make an impression, and we’re getting the results”.last_img read more

Ravena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “We expected that Thailand would put up a fight, but we didn’t expect that we would play that bad,” said guard Kiefer Ravena Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here. “It was an ugly one for us but we ended up winning and that was the end goal.”CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThailand managed to take a 71-69 lead midway through the fourth and it needed the late-game heroics of Ravena and Baser Amer to lead the Philippines to the victory.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’Gilas went on an 8-0 run to take a 77-71 lead with the backcourt tandem scoring six points in the pivotal spurt.Ravena said that if ever they plan to win the Philippines’ record 17th gold medal in the regional games, they have to be sharp from the get-go down to avoid playing catchup. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “I guess we have to avoid things like these from happening again,” said Ravena, who finished with 11 points but shot 4-of-14 from the field. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson KUALA LUMPUR—Gilas Pilipinas barely left MABA Stadium the same way it came in.Southeast Asia’s most dominant basketball program had to fight tooth-and-nail against Thailand to capture an 81-74 win at the start of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img MOST READ SEA Games 7: Things to watch out for with PH women’s volleyball team LATEST STORIES View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Red Lions, Bombers out to sustain surge

first_imgMOST READ The Heavy Bombers look to continue their surge as they take on the struggling Cardinals of Mapua at 2 p.m.After a sputtering start, the Bombers have racked up three straight victories, including a 70-60 triumph over San Sebastian last Thursday.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’“If we’re playing to our potential, I don’t fear any team in the league,” JRU coach Vergel Meneses said of the Bombers, who are running third at 5-3. “It’s really up to the players if they’re willing to rise to the challenge.”The Bombers own the league’s stingiest defense, allowing just 62.8 points an outing. Still, Meneses said JRU can’t take Mapua lightly despite its 1-7 record. “You cannot be overconfident against Mapua. They can play,” Meneses said. “If we don’t do things right, they’re going to beat us.”The Lions can stay within striking distance of the Pirates with a victory over the Chiefs who snapped their slide by trouncing St. Benilde, 87-81.The Chiefs’ win also marked the breakout game of rookie guard Levi Dela Cruz, who exploded for 24 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.“We have to be ready because they have players who can step up also,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.After losing to Lyceum early in the season, San Beda has quietly piled up five straight victories with Robert Bolick and Jayvee Mocon at the forefront of its relentless attack.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Star import under close scrutiny Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies San Beda and Jose Rizal U seek to close out the first round on a positive note when they clash with separate rivals on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Running second behind Lyceum, the Red Lions go up against the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 4 p.m. in their first meeting since the finals last season won by San Beda via a two-game sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doliguez (7-4) pulled off a huge upset as his left straight landed right in the jaw of Yago Bryan (3-3), to win his match at the 2:58 mark of the third round.The 35-year-old’s will never wavered even if Bryan, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, took control majority of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHaving a sense of desperation in the final round, Doliguez banked on his better striking game as his stringent boxing training paid off, knocking his Brazilian foe with the killer punch to force the referee stoppage in the final round and stop his three-match slide.Meanwhile, Gonzales (2-2) submitted Chinese foe Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu (2-3), locking his opponent in a triangle choke at the 1:52 mark of the second round to end his two-match skid. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start LATEST STORIES Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Roy Doliguez. Photo from ONEJAKARTA — Filipino bets halted their respective losing streaks, prevailing in the undercard of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.Roy Doliguez and Ramon Gonzales both emerged victorious for the first time in the promotion to raise the Philippine flag high and proud here in Indonesia. ADVERTISEMENT The Bicolano bet fighting out of Hitman MMA did not have to showcase his improved conditioning as his aggression from the get-go helped him buck Liu’s counters to emerge triumphant in his first match in the flyweight division.Hisyam Samsudin (2-2) of Malaysia silenced the raucous crowd as he pounded Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz (0-2) with repeated elbows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the match at the 2:47 of the first round.After the match, the Malaysian bet couldn’t stop the tears as he dedicated the triumph to his father, who passed away on Friday.“I know you want to support me here in Jakarta, but this is for you, dad!,” a jubilant Samsudin said.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matheis (3-3) survived Cambodian Phat Soda (0-1) early and submitted the visitor with a rear-naked choke at the 3:11 mark of the first round to protect his home floor.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 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 Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent In the preliminary fights, Thai Rithy (6-2) of Cambodia pummeled Liberian Jerome S. Paye (2-4) to take the knockout victory in their catchweight match 19 seconds into the second round.Indonesian bantamweight bet Riski Umar (1-0) blasted compatriot Adi Nugroho (0-2) with a killer knee strike on the midsection to roar in his ONE debut with a first round knockout 2:00 into the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Young boxer Claro dies

first_imgThe remains of Claro, who was due to fight this November, will be brought home to Palawan this Thursday.GAB Chair Abraham Mitra was at the hospital when Claro, who held a 1-win, 4-loss card, died.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMitra’s group together with Singwancha Foundation representatives arranged for Claro’s mortuary and funeral services, transport to the province and financial assistance.Claro was part of the group that was found by GAB to have submitted fake computed tomography (CT) scans and was asked to submit new results with plates. His license was never revoked but he was disallowed to have professional fights until he submits a new CT scan. Boxer Jeffrey Claro never woke up from a coma and passed away at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Ospital ng Maynila. He just turned 20 five days ago.According to the Facebook page of the Games and Amusements Board, Claro went down during a sparring session in Mandaluyong City on Friday afternoon and lapsed into a coma.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Fatigue not a concern for Brownlee after playing extended minutes View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight 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 Claro did so and was scheduled to fight, but it got postponed twice because he underwent a tooth extraction and contracted urinary tract infection (UTI).“My sincerest condolences to the family of Jeffrey whose death is a great loss to to Philippine boxing,” said Mitra. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Clark Sunset Marathon set

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Another actor the organizers lean on to attract international runners is that the route the race will use is in accordance to the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Noemi Julian, manager of Clark Development Corporation Tourism Promotions, said the partnership with Run Rio will last for 10 years and will be used to push Pampanga’s tourism to the forefront.“This is for the long haul,” said Julian. “This is the opportune time to show what we have in Clark. We expanded the roads so the runners won’t have to run alongside vehicles. The place is really fit and suitable for this event.”Online registration is now open at RunRio.com.ADVERTISEMENT Rockets’ Chris Paul expected to return Thursday vs Suns It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Run Rio is set to embark on its first night run in its 10-year history and this time it is bringing the race outside of congested Metro Manila.Dubbed the Clark Sunset Marathon, the night race is schedule on Dec. 9 at Clark Freeport Zone Parade Grounds with distances set at 42 kilometers, 21 km, 10 km, and five kilometers.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Race Director Franco Bambico said Thursday that they hope international runners from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asian region can join the night run.“We are offering the race not only to the local runners but also to the international runners,” said Bambico during the press conference at Burgoo in Mall of Asia. “We hope runners from countries like Singapore can join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAt stake for the winner of the 42k race is P100,000 with second and third placers slated to receive P80,000 and P50,000, respectively.In case foreigners dominate the race, the next top three local participants will also receive P30,000, P20,000 and P10,000, respectively. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more