Age is but a number, not a barrier to success – Pacquiao

first_imgPons, twice-to-beat FEU ready for tough stand from Ateneo View comments “Definitely this is not my last fight,” he said. “I think I still have got a couple of more fights (until I) retire.”Pacquiao is currently a senator in the Philippines, and many in the country believe he will one day run for president, although the boxer has insisted he is happier in the ring than politics.He conceded that it was “not easy” to juggle being a top-level boxer and politician.Matthysse – who took the vacant WBA welterweight title in January – has expressed confidence that he can beat Pacquiao, describing the Filipino as a diminished star.At Friday’s press conference, he said he was a “pretty big puncher with both hands, so that gives me a lot of confidence”.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The Filipino has won an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight classes but some have raised questions about his ability to box at the top of his game due to his age.But at a joint press conference with Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, he dismissed such concerns.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 crown“It’s not about a number, it’s not about age, that doesn’t matter,” he said. “It depends how you discipline yourself in training, how you prepare.”Pacquiao said the fight against Matthysse would not be his last, as he wants the final bout of his career to take place in his homeland. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Pacquiao has not fought since he lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown in a shock points defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn last year, and has not knocked out an opponent in nearly nine years.The Kuala Lumpur bout will likely mark the first time in 15 years that Pacquiao will be fighting without his long-standing United States trainer Freddie Roach, who expressed hurt last week after saying ties have been cut.The boxer has suggested that role might go to his own friend and compatriot Buboy Fernandez, at least for the Matthysse bout.     /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao (C) arrives for a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, 2018, ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in July. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANPhilippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted on Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.Pacquiao, 39, will fight the Argentine – four years his junior – for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt on July 15 in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Cancer won’t stop Edwards’ campaign

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – Democrat John Edwards said Thursday that his presidential campaign “goes on strongly” in the face of a repeat cancer diagnosis for his wife, Elizabeth, a somber development that thrust his White House bid into uncharted territory. The couple revealed that Elizabeth Edwards’ breast cancer had spread to her bone during a news conference designed to reassure the public about the prognosis for her health and his candidacy. “The bottom line is, her cancer is back,” said John Edwards, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and former senator, at a news conference in their hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C. “We are very optimistic about this, because having been through some struggles together in the past, we know that the key is to keep your head up and keep moving and be strong.” The Edwardses suffered through the death of their teenage son, Wade, in 1996 and Mrs. Edwards’ breast cancer diagnosis the day after John Kerry and John Edwards lost the 2004 election. She was treated with surgery and several months of radiation and chemotherapy. The recurrence of the cancer presents a setback for the couple, both personally and politically. “Getting these results was not a good day for us,” John Edwards allowed. Elizabeth Edwards’ illness and treatment are certain to affect her husband’s campaign schedule and may raise questions about the viability of his campaign, especially among financial donors wondering whether he will be in for the long haul. The first fundraising deadline is fast approaching on March 31. Edwards has been considered among the top-tier candidates although he trails front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama in public opinion polls. His forceful opposition to the Iraq war – and oft-repeated apology for his 2002 vote for it – as well as his plans on universal health care have improved his standing among the party’s liberal base. Both Edwardses said the cancer was treatable and that they would stick with their plans to campaign vigorously for the nomination. “The campaign goes on. The campaign goes on strongly,” said Edwards, who argued, “other than sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves, there was no reason to stop.” Wade E. Byrd, a Fayetteville, N.C. lawyer and one of Edwards’ chief fundraisers, said the Edwardses sounded optimistic enough that he didn’t think donors would be wary “right now” about him abandoning the campaign to be with his wife. “I wouldn’t have been shocked – although I would have been disappointed in a major way – if he had gotten out of the campaign,” Byrd said. “I’m not surprised at all that Elizabeth was more than likely the one saying, ‘You will not get out of this campaign.’” New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro backed Edwards’ 2004 campaign in large part because of his affection for the candidate’s wife, but remains uncommitted for 2008. He said his heart broke for the Edwards family and he was a bit surprised that the campaign will continue. “To some extent, yes, because she is such an integral part of the campaign,” he said. “I couldn’t envision the campaign without her.” Other candidates have faced cancer in their families and have not let it slow their campaign. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley ran for re-election this year despite his wife’s diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer in 2002. Republican presidential candidate John McCain has had repeat occurrences of skin cancer. McCain rival Rudy Giuliani is a prostate cancer survivor, as was 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole and 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry. Democrat Paul Tsongas made his survival from cancer an issue in his 1992 campaign for the Democratic nomination. He lost the primary to Bill Clinton. Tsongas’ cancer later returned and he died three years later. The recurrence was discovered after Mrs. Edwards broke a left rib, likely moving a chest, and had x-rays that also found something suspicious on the right side. Mrs. Edwards’ doctor called her in for more testing, and her husband cut short a campaign visit to Iowa to accompany her to the hospital Wednesday. A biopsy confirmed that the cancer had returned, and the Edwardses are awaiting further testing to see if the cancer may have spread to her liver. “There were times yesterday that we thought it might be a lot worse than it is, and we wouldn’t be having the same conference we’re having right now with the same hopeful tone,” Mrs. Edwards said. The Edwardses smiled and joked throughout their appearance, held in the same hotel garden where they had their wedding reception nearly 30 years ago. “I don’t look sickly, I don’t feel sickly,” Mrs. Edwards said. John and Elizabeth Edwards hosted a barbecue for their top national fundraisers Wednesday night, but never mentioned the diagnosis. Instead, they both talked optimistically about his presidential prospects. “We’re all sort of flabbergasted” to hear the news Thursday, said Richard Thaler, a vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities and a top Edwards fundraiser who attended. “It was a wonderful event last night, and everyone is very, very upbeat about his chances.” After the news conference, the couple left on a two-day fundraising trip to New York and California that included a stop in Boston so Mrs. Edwards could visit their adult daughter, Cate. They also have an 8-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. The news about the cancer’s return and the decision to keep the campaign going was a closely held secret, with family friends and senior campaign advisers unaware of the diagnosis. John Moylan, a senior adviser who runs Edwards’ campaign in South Carolina, said he learned the news by watching it on television. “This was a very private decision about a very private matter,” the attorney from Columbia, S.C., said. “It was the best way to handle it.” Rival candidates were quick to offer words of encouragement. Obama and Clinton posted pictures of Mrs. Edwards on their campaign Web sites, and McCain spoke to her on the phone. She also got some warm words from the White House. “Good going, our prayers are with you,” said presidential spokesman Tony Snow, who has battled cancer. Associated Press writers Mike Baker in Chapel Hill, N.C., Beth Fouhy in New York City and Jim Kuhnhenn in Washington contributed to this report. 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

Man United line-up v Everton: Fan favourite to replace Rooney?

first_imgThe Spain international is a popular figure among United supporters, and many believe Rooney’s suspension is a blessing in disguise for Mata to cement his position in the first XI.Van Gaal has alternative, though, and could opt for Belgium international Adnan Januzaj, with the 19-year-old one of Europe’s most promising young players.Januzaj has been knocking on the door of the first-team in recent weeks with a string of impressive performances for the U21 side, including a hat-trick against Sunderland, and given the Dutchman’s philosophy of promoting youth, he could even head the tip of a diamond formation in place of Mata.Despite Rooney’s suspension, going forward has not been the issue for United with the plethora of attacking talent. It’s defensively where they have been susceptible.Northern Irishman Paddy McNair impressed in his senior debut against the Hammers, and is set to continue with Phil Jones yet to recover following a hamstring problem.Vice-captain Darren Fletcher could replace the injured Herrera, and he would provide additional support to Daley Blind in front of the back four, allowing the likes of Angel Di Maria, Van Persie and Falcao to attack at will.Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line up against Everton? Comment below…Man United v Everton is live on talkSPORT at 12pm on Sunday 5 October. Man United can put distance between themselves and fellow Champions League hopefuls Everton, when they entertain the Toffees at Old Trafford on Sunday live on talkSPORT.The Red Devils opened up a two-point gap on their Merseyside rivals with victory over West Ham last week (just).But captain Wayne Rooney saw red for a dangerous professional foul and is suspended for three matches, while Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera faces a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a fractured rib in the win.Manager Louis van Gaal has suggested fan favourite Juan Mata, who he says has played well in the no.10 role, will replace his skipper.Possible Man United line-up against Everton: 1 1 Juan Mata may replace Wayne Rooney against Everton last_img read more

Hummels’ father opens door for Man City move – ‘He’d be getting the best coach’

first_img1 Borussia Dortmund are bracing themselves for offers for Mats Hummels this summer Manchester City are well positioned in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels this summer, according to the player’s father.Hermann Hummels, who is also his son’s agent, had previously suggested Bayern Munich as a possible destination for the towering centre-back.Hummels has been one of Europe’s most in-demand players in recent transfer windows, but has so far resisted a move to remain with Dortmund.But, thanks to their appointed of new manager Pep Guardiola, it is suggested a move to Man City may be a temptation to Hummels if they come in with an offer.Hermann Hummels told the SID news agency: “Manchester City could also be a very interesting option. They’ve not done so well this year, but they are going to win the league next year.“They are getting the best coach in the world.”Hummels has one year left on his Dortmund contract.Guardiola sidestepped speculation about Hummels’ future on Friday, by saying that is “not a question for me” at a press conference in Munich.Bayern’s media officer Markus Horwick immediately added that Hummels “has a contract until 2017 with Dortmund and that must be respected, so there is nothing more to say on the matter”.A decision to leave Dortmund has not yet been taken by Hummels, who is likely to be sold if he does not commit to an extension.“He loves being at Dortmund,” added his father. “However, it’s fair to have the idea of doing something different.“He’s thinking long and hard about it and it’s so difficult because it’s a big decision.“Moving abroad is part of those considerations, but there’s no tendency either way.”last_img read more

DONEGAL RALLY WEEKEND IS AKIN TO DODGE CITY AND HAS TO STOP – JUDGE

first_imgGardai made 58 arrests over the rally weekend.A Judge has warned he may change his approach to dealing with offending motorists in the wake of the latest Donegal International Rally.Judge Paul Kelly spoke as he dealt with a number of offenders at Letterkenny District Court today. There were a total of 58 arrests during the rally, many of them for public order and motoring offences.Many of those arrested have been bailed and will be dealt with at a special court sitting on July 4th next at Letterkenny District Court.In a hard-hitting address to his court, Judge Kelly said this was the sixth year he had sat before the court on the Monday after the rally weekend.“Each year it seems to me it is getting worse and more numerous and it seems the approach I am taking is not working and I will have to change that approach.“People are coming to Donegal and to Letterkenny and driving round in the manner that had been described by Garda O’Dowd and they think they can get away with it and it’s great fun.“Gardai are being put to enormous inconvenience and are getting dog’s absue. The atmosphere is turning into something akin of Dodge City in the bad told days and it has to stop,” he said.DONEGAL RALLY WEEKEND IS AKIN TO DODGE CITY AND HAS TO STOP – JUDGE was last modified: June 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestsDodge CityDonegal Rally JudgeGardailast_img read more

Man United target £15m Celtic star, Morata deal done, Sandro to snub Chelsea?

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Alvaro Morata has told friends his mind is made up to join Manchester United and that the deal ‘has been done’ with Real Madrid. Morata is believed to have broken off from his honeymoon this week for showdown talks with Real president Florentino Perez and that has helped speed up negotiations between the two clubs with Real set to lower their £70million asking price. (Daily Express)Jose Mourinho is tracking Celtic full back Kieran Tierney. Manchester United boss Mourinho has been watching developments closely on 20-year-old Tierney and wants to make a £15m move. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are plotting a sensational deal to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City – if David De Gea leaves this summer. Jose Mourinho will attempt to raid his local rivals for England number one Hart in the event the Spanish stopper quits Old Trafford to join Real Madrid. (The Sun)West Ham United have failed in club record bids for the Cologne striker Anthony Modeste and the Villarreal forward Cedric Bakambu. The Premier League club has made offers of 25million euros (£22million) for each of the two forward players. (Daily Telegraph)Chelsea have lined up Porto full back Alex Telles amid fears Paris Saint-Germain could hijack their deal for Alex Sandro. The Premier League champions are braced for disappointment after PSG launched a last minute bid to hijack the Juventus star’s blockbusting move from Serie A. (The Sun)Nathaniel Chalobah is ready to leave Chelsea in pursuit of first-team football. At 22 years old, with one year left on is Chelsea deal, he is at a crossroads in his career, and a permanent departure remains the likeliest option this summer. (Independent)Crystal Palace have abandoned their plans to re-sign Mamadou Sakho on a permanent basis. Sakho played a key role in Palace’s survival last season after joining on loan from Liverpool in January. The Eagles were initially keen to make the move permanent but have been put off by Liverpool’s £30million price tag. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle and Bournemouth want to bring Hamburg midfielder Lewis Holtby back to the Premier League. German international Holtby could be available for around £5million and both Bournemouth and Newcastle are keen. (Daily Mirror)Huddersfield have broken their transfer record to complete Aaron Mooy’s £8million signing – and are smashing it again to land Steve Mounie for £11m. (Daily Mirror)New Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk is ready to upset his old club Leeds by beating them to Jonny Howson. Boro are ready to meet Norwich’s £5million price tag for Howson. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes Gunners boss Arsene Wenger might be open to selling Alexis Sanchez because the player is a challenge to his authorityEverton target Michael Keane could complete a transfer away from Burnley as early as this weekend, according to the player’s agent Jamie MoraleeEverton have moved ahead of Sevilla in the race to sign Sampdoria’s highly-rated forward Luis MurielSpanish side Celta Vigo are interested in taking Manchester City outcast Nolito back to the club this summer, according to reports in SpainFormer Liverpool star Pepe Reina is set to stay at Napoli this summer – despite interest from NewcastleAC Milan are confident they will wrap up a deal for Arsenal and Tottenham target Hakan Calhanoglu – despite talks stalling over a transfer feeLiverpool are tracking Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, according to reports in Spain 1last_img read more

School board candidates deadlocked

first_imgNORWALK – It’s 21 days since election day, every vote has been counted now and the race between longtime incumbent Gloria Duran and challenger Diana Villalba for a seat on the Los Nietos School District Board has ended in a dead heat.Duran and Villalba each received 903 votes, according to the final results released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office late Monday.What happens next is unknown.Although state law requires districts to establish a policy, requiring either a coin flip or special election, Los Nietos apparently has no such policy, said Superintendent Lillian Maldonaldo.Maldonado said she had checked to see if the district has a procedure on what to do, but found nothing.“We will be speaking with our legal counsel and determining our course of action,” Maldonado said.Both candidates seemed to be stunned by the news.“Right now, I’m just kind of shocked,” Duran said. “I really don’t know what I want to do. I just wish there was some way we could resolve this without going to another election. I don’t want the district to spend the money.”Duran said she wants to see what all her options are before deciding on any other course of action, including a coin flip.Villalba also was shocked.“Wow isn’t this something,” Villalba said. “This is just unbelievable. Only I could create such things like this.”Still, Villalba said she will be glad when this is over.“This has taken over my life,” she said.Two other close races also were decided by Monday’s count.Challenger Linda Small defeated incumbent Ken Henderson for the third spot on the Whittier City School District board, 5,295-5,268.In the El Rancho Unified School District, incumbent Rita Jo Ramirez defeated challenger James Roybal, 3,911-3,893, for the third spot on its board.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to certify the election today. mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 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!last_img read more

2016’s Best Mirrorless Cameras for Video Production

first_imgWith affordability and versatility in mind, we’ve scoured the market for 2016’s best mirrorless cameras for video production.Top image via ShutterstockMuch like the DSLR boom of the mid-2000s, filmmakers and videographers are flocking to the latest mirrorless cameras for video production. It’s easy to see why — these camera are affordable and can capture stunning footage in 4K. Here are the most popular mirrorless cameras for video production.Sony a7R IIThe Sony a7R II is a powerful all-purpose (photo and video) camera. If you’re looking for a real beast of a mirrorless camera, this is the one. The Sony a7R II is not just one of the best mirrorless cameras, but really one of the best overall cameras on the market.Here’s some a7R II footage from darwinfish105.Sony a7R II Specs:42MP Full-Frame CMOS SensorSony E-mountInternal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 GammaNTSC/PAL video recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds4K up to 30fps1080p up to 60fps 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD ScreenBuilt-in Wi-Fi ConnectivityMax ISO 51200Film Simulation and Grain Effect ModeThe Fujifilm X-T2 starts at $1,599 USD. Check out our Fujifilm X-T2 buying guide here.Panasonic Lumix GH4The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is certainly one of the most popular mirrorless cameras used by video producers. It’s a solid camera. It’s successor, the GH5, was recently announced for a mid-2017 release — so if you can wait to buy, there will most likely be a price drop coming soon.Here’s a look at some GH4 footage from Panasonic Lumix.Panasonic GH4 Specs:Micro Four Thirds2x Crop FactorVideo capture up to 220 minutes4K (4096 x 2160) up to 24fpsUHD (3840 x 2160) up to 30fps1080p up to 60fps 3˝ Touchscreen swivel OLED displayMax ISO 25600The MSRP for the GH4 is $1,499, but you can certainly find the camera around $1,200.Sony a6500The Sony a6500 is one of the newest cameras on this list. With its compact size, it’s great for shooters on the go — or it works great as a B-cam or action camera on set. It’s very easy to set and let it roll for 30 minutes straight.Here’s a look at some footage from Sony.Sony a6500 Specs:24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor1.5x crop factorSony E-mountNTSC/PAL video recording up to 29 minutes and 59 secondsInternal UHD 4K Video & S-Log3 Gamma4K up to 30fps1080p up to 120fps 3.0˝ tilting touchscreen LCDBuilt-in Wi-Fi with NFCMax ISO 51200The Sony a6500 starts at $1,399.Alternative: The previous Sony a6300 has dropped to $999. The camera also captures NTSC/PAL footage at 4K, up to 30fps and 1080p up to 120fps.Panasonic Lumix G85 (G80/G81/G8)The Panasonic Lumix G85 is the other new camera on this list. Depending on the market you’re in, the camera may also be called the G80, G81 or G8. The camera boasts a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with 5-axis in-camera image stabilization. It’s not officially called the successor to the G7 — but this camera pretty much is.Here’s a look at the G80/G81/G85 footage from Panasonic Lumix.Panasonic G85 Specs:Micro Four Thirds2x Crop FactorNTSC video recording4K up to 30fps1080p up to 60fpscenter_img Max ISO 102,4005-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization3.0˝ LCD monitorBuilt-in Wi-Fi ConnectivityThe Sony a7R II is available for $3199.Alternative: You can also consider the Sony a7S II which is very similar at a lower price point — $2999.The Sony a7S II is more extreme in low light, with a max ISO of 409,600. It also captures 4K up to 30fps and 1080p up to 120fps. So it’s better for slo-mo. Here’s our full review of the a7S II.Fujifilm X-T2In July of 2016, Fujifilm announced the X-T2 — the update to the very popular X-T1 — and the company’s first foray into capturing 4K video. It’s not the best video camera on this list, but it’s well worth the mention.Here’s a look at some X-T2 footage from Fujifilm.Fujifilm X-T2 Specs: 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III SensorX-mountNTSC/PAL video capture up to 30 minutes4K at 30fps, 25fps, 24fps1080p at 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps720p at 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps 16MP Live MOS Sensor3.0˝ swivel LCD touchscreenBuilt-in Wi-Fi ConnectivityMax ISO 25600The Panasonic Lumix G85 starts at $899.What did we miss? What’s your go-to mirrorless camera? Share your opinions in the comments below.last_img read more

Taking Karnataka tourism to the world

first_imgAs part of its efforts to improve the State’s visibility in the tourism market, the Tourism Department will hold the ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’ (KITE) from February 28 to March 2. The inaugural expo is being touted as the “largest B2B travel event in India”, providing a platform for over 400 registered buyers and media representatives from over 25 countries.The government expects to attract over 1,000 delegates and facilitate 10,000 or so meetings during the three-day event. The State has hosted a slew of big-ticket events recently, including a Pacific Asia Travel Association event.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img read more

‘Small’ Marano coming up big for PSL Manila

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — You won’t miss her out there on the court: She hits hard, screams even harder and literally lifts her teammates up after a point. Oh and let’s not forget about the hair clips.Benched in the first game here, Aby Marano is slowly but surely becoming a integral part of the Rebisco PSL Manila competing here in the tough Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT During a heart-to-heart talk with the coaching staff, Marano even shared her thoughts.“I was thinking (after not being used against Hisamitsu Springs) that once I get to play I will play my heart out,” said Marano, who went on to score 10 points against Vietin Bank the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHead coach Francis Vicente cited the energy Marano provides to the team which was sorely needed after it absorbed a three-set defeat to Tianjin Bohai Bank.“That’s how she (Marano) generates energy, let’s all have that energy,” said Vicente. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Amid 0-3 start, PSL Manila stays strong ahead of Thailand game Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “Let’s not forget why we’re here. It doesn’t stop here we are just beginning let’s show that we deserve to be here,” said the F2 Logistics stalwart of the Philippine Superliga.The 24-year-old Marano, however, is undersized for a middle hitter at 5-foot-9 which could play a big factor in the selection of the national team preparing for the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Seniors.The team is already teeming with towering middles like 6-foot Mika Reyes, 6-foot-3 Gen Casugod, 6-foot-2 Lourdes Clemente and 5-foot-10 Maika Ortiz.“I know that I’m small for the position, and we have many middle hitters here,” said Marano. “But I don’t want to stop there, so I tried to lose weight so I can jump higher.”Against Supreme of Thailand on Monday, Marano gets the chance to play against her idol, superstar Pleumjit Thinkaow — if and when she gets to play.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month PLAY LIST 02:57DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month00:50Trending Articles01:45Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report01:35Panelo 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more