WATA CUMI Come Run targets $5m

first_imgMONTEGO BAY:The Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) is targeting $5 million at this year’s annual WATA CUMI Come Run, which takes place on Saturday at the Tryall Club.The charity 5K/10K, which will be powered by WATA, is the major fundraising activity to bolster the CUMI Trust, which assists in the rehabilitation of mentally ill persons in St James and its environs.Co-founder of CUMI, nurse Joy Crooks, is appealing to citizens to support the charity event as the committee aims to meet its goals.”For the past 24 years, CUMI has given its services, including medication, free of cost to persons with mental illness. We are happy to be able to host the event for the seventh year and are grateful for the support thus far. Each year, the Come Run plays a very important role in the sustenance of CUMI, and each dollar donated pays the monthly expenses to keep our doors open,” Crooks said.The donation for participating in the WATA Come Run is $4,500 and includes a signature Tryallbreakfast. Interested persons may visit the Running Events website at runningeventsja.com to sign up and the CUMI website (cumimobay.org) for more information on the race and about the organisation.Since 1990, CUMI has rehabilitated thousands of mentally ill persons through strategic partnerships with community clinics, the regional psychiatric department and Type-V health centre and faith-based organisations in the Second City.CUMI’s Rehabilitation Day Centre, which was opened 14 years ago, aims to restructure the lives of persons living with mental illness by framing day-to-day activities in the hope of teaching them to regain a rhythm of life as they learn how to cope with managing their mental-health challenges.CUMI’s vision, added Crooks, is to “rehabilitate the individual and reunite them in the community with families, friends and, if at all possible, as productive individuals who can contribute to their own sustainability”.The run will be managed by Running Events and begins promptly at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Windies bowlers toil on opening day of first Test

first_imgHOBART, Australia (AP):Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten centuries and combined for a 317-run partnership to pace Australia to a commanding 438-3 on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies yesterday.Voges, who resumed on nine after lunch and reached his century before tea at Bellerive Oval, was unbeaten on 174 at the end of play.Fellow Western Australian player Marsh made 97 in the third session to finish the day on 139 not out as the frustrated West Indies bowlers failed to take a wicket after lunch.Australia brought up 400 in 78 overs, an average of more than five runs per over, and finished the day with an average of 4.92.”I started a little bit slow, but once I got into my rhythm I felt really good out there, and I think Vogesy really helped with that,” Marsh said.”He was going really well and scoring runs freely and sort of got me going as well. I thought he batted beautifully today, and to be out there with one of my really good mates (and) to both get hundreds for our country was very special.”Television commentator and former legspinning great Shane Warne was critical of West Indies captain Jason Holder for not taking the second new ball when it was available after 80 overs and for not moving players in from the boundary to the slip cordon in an attempt to take a late wicket.It was a big first day for scoring in the region, with New Zealand making 409-8 on the opening day of their home Test against Sri Lanka at Dunedin.Voges made his first-class debut 13 years ago but did not earn his first Test cap for Australia until June on this year’s tour of the Caribbean. It was the third career century for each player and Marsh’s first at an Australian ground.”It’s something I’ve been working really hard to try and do,” said Marsh. “I got 99 last year (against India), so to get to three figures on home soil was pretty special.”Earlier, West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took the important wickets of opener David Warner and captain Steven Smith as Australia went to lunch at 121-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat.Warner and Joe Burns hit a combined 12 boundaries in an opening partnership of 75 runs from the first eight overs, but Australia went on to lose three wickets for 51.Burns was clean-bowled by paceman Shannon Gabriel for 33 and Smith was caught at first slip off Warrican for 10. Warner scored 64 before being caught behind in the second to last over before lunch.”We had Australia at 120-odd for three, but Marsh and Voges were both very good, and they put us on the back foot,” Warrican told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio.”Later in the day, it became more difficult for the bowlers to get wickets. It just wasn’t disciplined to be honest. We will have to come out tomorrow and bowl really well.”Gabriel left the pitch during the final session with a left ankle injury and was expected to undergo later scans. He finished the day with 1-59 off 10 overs.last_img read more

MAN CITY VS ARSENAL

first_imgCITY (4-2-3-1)HARTZABALETA, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, KOLAROV,TOURE, FERNANDINHO,STERLING, DE BRUYNE, NASRI,AG¸EROARSENAL (4-2-3-1)WELBECK,SANCHEZ, OZIL, IWOBI,RAMSEY, ELNENY,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER,BELLERIN,CECHOn Wednesday, Manchester City failed to reach the final of the Champions League. Drawing 0-0 from the first leg of their semi-final against Real Madrid, City lost 1-0 in the Spanish capital.An early own goal from Fernandinho, off former Spurs forward Gareth Bale, gives Real a final place against neighbours Atletico.Now, City have to concentrate on the Barclays Premier League in what is a huge game for both teams. The home side are currently fourth in the Premier League, three points behind Arsenal. Indeed, after Tottenham dropped two points at Chelsea on Monday, Arsenal will eye second place though they are three points behind Spurs with two games remaining.City may have been disappointing this term but they have scored 68 goals, the most in the Premier League and nine more than Arsenal. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored 45 of those goals at home.Indeed, this could be an emotional affair as it will be Pellegrini’s last ever game at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

Balotelli on target in Nice draw

first_imgPARIS (AP): Mario Balotelli struck his 10th league goal of the season to lead the fightback as French title contender Nice drew at home with Caen 2-2 yesterday. With Nice trailing 2-0 with 20 minutes left, Balotelli ended a four-game goal drought with a close-range finish from defender Dante’s headed pass. Seven minutes later, substitute Anastasios Donis – on loan this season from Italian champion Juventus – netted the equaliser when his shot hit the right post and the left before rolling over the line. Nice has been the surprise of the season and moved up to second place, one point above defending champion Paris Saint-Germain and two behind leader Monaco heading into this weekend’s games. Coach Lucien Favre was delighted with the response from his players, but warned them to be more focused. “We never give up (but) we sometimes forget how to play,” Favre said. “You should attack but also defend.” Striker Mickael Le Bihan missed a late chance to win the game when he swiveled and volleyed over. Balotelli hit the target early with a stinging half-volley from 25 metres out but was then quiet until his goal. By the end, he was strolling around and this prompted Favre to yell at him from the sidelines. Caen hit the home side on the break when striker Ivan Santini jumped above Dante to firmly head in Vincent Bessat’s looping cross from the left for his 12th league goal. Shortly after halftime, forward Yann Karamoh netted to make it 2-0. Le Bihan galvanised Nice when he came off the bench in the 56th to replace midfielder Wylan Cyprien, who went off injured. Cyprien has been one of Nice’s best players this season and his absence will be a blow. “I’m not a doctor, but it’s the knee and that’s never very good news,” Favre said.last_img read more

Taylor wants perfect race at Boys’ Champs

first_img FOCUSED SEASON His easy 200m victory was completed in a time of 20.59 seconds, shy of the 20.40 seconds set by Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical High School last year. Having what can be considered a quiet but focused season so far, the Calabar star also won the 2017 carifta trials 400m in an outstanding 45.41 seconds. At this month’s 107th staging of the champs, few might be betting against confident Taylor to lead his school’s gold medal charge in the 200, 400 and 4x400m, respectively, while successfully helping Calabar to retain the title against a highly touted Kingston College team. According to Taylor, his plan is to win, and help the team. “My normal focus going there prepared to go fast and try to get my school to defend the title at this year’s championship.” In what would sounds like an ominous warning to Calabar High school’s main rivals, 400m prodigy Christopher Taylor says he is looking to run the “perfect race” and help his school retain their ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, this month. The eagerly anticipated championships, considered the greatest high-school sporting spectacle in the world, will take place from March 28 to April 1 at the National Stadium in Kingston. Taylor, who clocked a personal best of 20.59 seconds in winning the Boys’ Under-20 200m at last Saturday’s G.C. Foster Classics, is already in seemingly unstoppable form. He capped off Saturday’s Digicel Grand Prix finale with a scintillating 4x400m anchor leg run, leading Calabar to a new meet record of 3:09.96. Taylor’s Calabar lowered the old mark of 3:10.84 set by St Elizabeth Technical High School in 2015. “That race was just to come out here and execute a perfect 200m, and to run the curve hard, and I did that, and had a personal best, so I am happy with that,” Taylor said in an interview.last_img read more

GlobalPort ‘lends’ Franz to Adamson

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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s our turn to give way to Adamson’s dream of winning their second UAAP championship,” said GlobalPort governor Erick Arejola. “Adamson allowed Franz to handle GlobalPort for a season so this time we will return the favor to them.”Though the Batang Pier failed to get past the quarters under Pumaren’s watch, Arejola was still grateful to Pumaren for all the sacrifices he has done for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“If not for some heartbreaking losses we could have done better,” added Arejola. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img PBA keeping close watch over referees View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Franz Pumaren can now focus on his mission of turning the fortunes of Adamson Falcons in the UAAP around.This developed after GlobalPort management and Pumaren reached an agreement that allowed the multititled coach to go on leave so he can concentrate on his task at Adamson.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US

first_imgView comments Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the rest of the team was due back Saturday night. Ball is the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.UCLA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by the AP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNo. 21 UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai earlier Saturday.The trio was questioned by police about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou last week, where the Bruins visited before leaving for Shanghai. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. Citing sources, ESPN reports freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were to remain in Hangzhou, China. UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai. APLOS ANGELES — The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Citing a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation, ESPN reports the players could be Hangzhou for “a week or two” while the situation is resolved. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center.Bruins coach Steve Alford declined to discuss the matter after the team’s victory. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, athletic director Dan Guerrero and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have been traveling with the team, but only Scott has issued any statements.“It has provided a real distraction and unwanted publicity, which distracts from what overall has been a tremendous experience and a tremendous week for the UCLA and Georgia Tech students,” Scott said before the game. “We’ve had a chance to apologize for the unwelcome attention it has brought. There’s nothing new. We’re monitoring the situation and staying in close contact with the students, and we hope the situation resolves itself soon.”The conference said Friday that California and Yale will meet in next year’s Pac-12 China game to open the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Knicks shut down Anthony in 2nd half, beat Thunder sans Porzingis

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals TIP-INSThunder: George finished with 18 points. … The Thunder were trying to have a winning record for the first time since they were 4-3 after a victory in Milwaukee on Halloween. … Oklahoma City beat New York 105-84 at home in the season opener for both teams.Knicks: The Knicks won for the first time in five games this season without Porzingis, who worked out before the game with team doctors before he was ruled out. The Knicks said Friday his status was day to day. … Courtney Lee scored 20 points.UP NEXTThunder: Host Denver on Monday night.Knicks: At Charlotte on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) holds off New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec.16, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony got the cheers but the New York Knicks got the win, shutting out their former All-Star in the second half and beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.Michael Beasley tied his season high with 30 points in place of injured Kristaps Porzingis, and Doug McDermott, one of the players acquired for Anthony, added 11 of his 13 after halftime to help the Knicks break open the game.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 award Anthony received a pair of loud cheers during pregame introductions, before and at the end of a video tribute showing his highlights on the court and his charitable efforts off it that was played after the first four Thunder starters were announced. But the boos became more noticeable once play got underway, and soon they were coming every time he touched the ball.Later, the cheers for all for the Knicks, who after trading their leading scorer on the eve of training camp are a surprising 16-13 — better than Anthony’s new team (14-15). Anthony was booed one last time as he was removed with 1.4 seconds remaining.Beasley had a hand in 12 of the Knicks’ final 15 points of the third quarter, scoring nine himself and assisting on Ron Baker’s 3-pointer. That turned a two-point lead into an 80-73 advantage over the final 3 ½ minutes of the period.The Knicks pushed it into double digits in the fourth between five straight points from McDermott — originally it was six by a 3-pointer was changed to a 2 after review — and he later made it 100-87 with a 3-pointer with 6:02 remaining.The Thunder played without starting center Steven Adams because of a concussion.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson #KicksStalker: Jordan’s 6th shoe gets washed in Gatorade Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Anthony scored 12 points in the first half but was 0 for 5 after, perhaps low on energy after the Thunder’s three-overtime victory at Philadelphia a night earlier.He made a 3-pointer for the Thunder’s first basket of the game after a warm welcome back to the arena where he spent 6 1/2 years, finishing 5 of 18 from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRussell Westbrook had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Thunder, who were trying to sweep a three-game trip that began with Paul George’s winning return to Indiana on Wednesday.But they couldn’t deliver a victory for Anthony back at Madison Square Garden, even with the Knicks playing without leading scorer Porzingis because of a knee injury. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Dillinger says Black, Bolts ‘getting sick’ of losing after 3rd straight loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Dillinger, though, challenges his teammates to step up and show what they’re made of as the franchise eyes to finally end its misery every all-Filipino conference.“When you get two guys like Ranidel and Cliff out, as a team, that’s the opportunity for the guys below them to step up. It doesn’t have to mean scoring, getting the assists or rebound, it’s just making the right play, being a smart player. We just got to step up as a team,” he said.Meralco faces Kia on Wednesday with the cellar-dwelling squads both seeking to crack the upper echelon of the standings.“It’s a do-or-die. That’s gonna be a playoff game for us. Thank God, they beat Rain or Shine cause you don’t want to be that one team that gives the win to a team which lost 16 straight games. You don’t want to play teams like that. It’s gonna be tough for us,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We’re 1-3 and there’s nothing to be happy about,” Dillinger said after Meralco suffered a 99-81 rout to TNT on Sunday.Black left the venue immediately after the loss and politely declined for an interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The Philippine Cup has been our Achilles heel and every Philippine Cup, we get our ass kicked. I’m getting sick of it and our coach is getting sick of it.“Meralco lost grip of the game early after TNT staged a 16-3 run. Though Niño Canaleta helped the Bolts get to within five in the early moments of the third quarter, the KaTropa eventually pulled away for good, leading as high as 22, 92-70, late in the game thanks to their stupendous shooting from beyond the arc. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dillinger, however, knows that Meralco can’t get frustrated with its 1-3 slate as his team has no other choice but to go back to basics.“It’s a long season,” he said. “We have to go back, look at the film, get yelled out by our coach, look at all the mistakes that we made, but more importantly, we can’t press the panic button. We can’t point fingers. We have to first blame ourself within, ‘What did I do wrong?’ We won’t panic, but I got to admit, it’s not fun right now.”Asked what the Bolts are doing wrong that has led to a three-game skid, Dillinger said that it’s just the little things.“Sometimes you don’t make the extra pass or make the extra effort on defense. It’s a lot of small things that you won’t see really. After a lot of that, it adds up and you see what happened to us tonight. TNT didn’t do anything much. It’s a given that they played well, but they didn’t have any secret schemes against us. They just passed the ball around, they got open shots, our effort wasn’t there. We got to put up the intensity cause it sucks right now.”Also not helping Meralco’s cause is the injuries to Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, both of whom are integral pieces of Black’s rotation.ADVERTISEMENT Rosario stars in TNT win a day after celebrating 26th birthday Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — All of the losing and struggles in the Philippine Cup have taken its toll on Meralco.Bolts veteran swingman Jared Dillinger said the players as well as head coach Norman Black are “getting sick” of the losing.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Mercito Gesta loses title fight to Jorge Linares

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This was Linares’ third successful title defense as he improved to 44-3.Gesta, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2 in a title fight after also suffering a unanimous decision defeat to Miguel Vazquez in December 2012 for the IBF lightweight belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe dropped to a 31-2-2, 17 KOs. Romero Duno KOs Mexican foe in first roundcenter_img INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 27: Jorge Linares (L) of Venezuela connects with a left hand to the head of Mercito Gesta during their bout at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPMercito Gesta gave it his all but just couldn’t dethrone Jorge Linares, failing to claim the WBA lightweight championship Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Los Angeles.The Cebuano challenger lost to the Venezuelan champion via unanimous decision, 118-110, 118-110, and 117-111.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more