Bittersweet

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Guiao feels Korea has no one to defend Clarkson in quarters “I already beat her before,” Ochoa said. “She was the one who surprised me this time. She got me, and it wasn’t really a close match because I wasn’t able to attack.”Annie Ramirez, another former champion, and five other jiujitsu bets take the mat for the Philippines on Saturday when the country’s athletics bets also see action and BMX ace Daniel Caluag defends the only gold the country won in the last Asiad.“I’m definitely more prepared now than (I was) in Incheon,” Caluag.Carlos Yulo, a day after floundering in his pet floor exercise in gymnastics, finished way out of the medal in the vault at Jakarta International Expo’s Hall D.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boxing got off on the wrong foot over at Jakarta International Expo’s Hall B, with Joel Bacho going down against unimpressive Iranian Kazemzadeh Poshtiri Sajjad, 4-1, in their first round men’s welterweight (69kg) bout.Ochoa, the gold medal winner in the World Tour in London last March, was doing great with two victories before running smack into a Vietnamese foe she had beaten before but one whom she said “neutralized” her when it mattered.Duong Than Minh took the 27-year-old Ochoa out of the gold medal race with a victory by decision in the quarterfinals, making the Filipino go through a dominant victory over Mongolia’s Bayarmaa Munkhgerel in the repechage for a shot at the bronze.Napolis became Ochoa’s foe after going down to eventual champion Jessa Khan of Cambodia, losing by decision in the semifinals.And Ochoa is blaming her inability to dispose of Duong—someone she had beaten before—in the quarterfinals for falling short, and eventually drawing her good friend.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Siramol Deepudsa of Thailand, right, competes with Margarita Ochoa of Philippines, left, during newaza women’s – 49 kilogram jujitsu at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)JAKARTA—Needing to go up against a good friend and teammate, Meggie Ochoa claimed an Asian Games bronze in the 49-kg division of jiujitsu Friday afternoon at the expense of Jenna Kaila Napolis—a medal that may have counted for the country but one she didn’t feel completely good about winning.“I had mixed feelings because I had to go up against a very good friend,” Ochoa said after the 2-0 victory over Napolis that gave the Philippines its sixth bronze medal that went with its only gold won by weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz last Tuesday at Gelaro Bung Karno Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ “It certainly doesn’t feel good, though the country could use the medal (in the tally),” Ochoa added. “Situations don’t turn out the way you want them to be. God has plans for all of us. And I know that there is something better than this (bronze, in the future).”Also to count in the country’s medal haul will be two sure bronze medals in pencak silat, a non-aggressive form of Indonesian martial arts where Jefferson Rhey Loon and Dines Dumaan won their quarterfinal matches against separate foes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Loon scored a 4-0 win over Kyrgyzstan’s Almazbek Zamirov in the 60-65 kg division, while Dines posted a 5-0 win over Pakistan’s Adnan in the 50-55kg weight class. Their next matches will be held on Sunday with Dumaan clashing with Malaysia’s M Nasir Muhammad Faizul.Loon battles Vietnam’s Nguyen Ngoc Tuan for a place in the gold medal match. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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My wish is to stay at Real – Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane speaks to the media at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against PSGMADRID, Spain, Mar 30 – Zinedine Zidane indicated on Friday that he wants to stay at Real Madrid next season.But Real´s coach admitted his future will depend on results, with his team sitting third in La Liga, 15 points adrift of Barcelona, and relying on the Champions League for a major trophy this term. Zidane had previously stayed guarded over his desire to remain at the club but appears now to have declared his hand. Real travel to Las Palmas in the league on Saturday.“Yes, I would still like to stay as coach of Real Madrid,” Zidane said. “Here we depend on the results, it has not changed, it will not change, it is the requirement of this club and I accept it.“I’ve been here 18 years, I how Real Madrid functions,” said Zidane, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2001.“I do what I like doing, I do it thoroughly and if the question is, do you want to continue? Then yes I will continue. I do not feel tired, not at all.”Despite winning the Champions League in each of his two seasons in charge at Real, as well as the La Liga title last year, Zidane has come under pressure in recent months.Real’s limp defence of their domestic crown, a shock exit to Leganes in the Copa del Rey, and their poor start in Europe, where they finished second in the group behind Tottenham, combined to put Zidane’s position in doubt.But the mood has changed since Real beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this month and victory over Juventus would only enhance Zidane’s cause further.His team play Juve on Tuesday in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin.First, however, Real face a trip to Gran Canaria and Las Palmas, hoping to close the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to one point before Atletico play Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.“We hope to take second place, little by little,” Zidane said. “Of course we have our minds on Tuesday but tomorrow we have a match and to execute on Tuesday, we have to execute well tomorrow.”Sergio Ramos has picked up a knock and Isco has a back problem, with Zidane confirming neither would travel with the squad this weekend.Zidane insisted he has no issue with Isco, who followed his hat-trick for Spain against Argentina on Tuesday by saying he does not feel the same confidence playing for Real as for his country.“He said it clearly, he is happy. Maybe he does not have the best role, but he is important,” Zidane said.“The player wants to play more, like everyone, but I can only choose eleven and I have 25. Isco is a Madrid player and he is going to stay here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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