Macandili not settling after winning AVC’s 2nd Best Libero

first_imgJapan downs Thailand to win AVC gold CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Dawn Macandili may be the shortest player in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, yet on Thursday she stood as tall as anyone else.The Philippines’ unassuming defensive ace, who stands at five-feet tall, was shocked when her name was called as the tournament’s secnd Best Libero after helping the host to an eighth place finish in the Asian event.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “It doesn’t stop in winning awards alone, I want to play and do my passion and that is volleyball,” said Macandili. “So that award is like a reward to the players who continue to play for the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img “Of course, I was surprised because this is my first time as a national player and I think this brings a lot of pressure,” said Macandili in Filipino at Alonte Sports Arena. “Now I have to perform on a higher level compared to what I do now.”“I don’t want to settle with what I’ve achieved today and I feel that I can improve from what I did.”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’And just as fate would have it, Macandili’s Asian triumph happened exactly a year after she won the MVP in the PSL All-Filipino Conference after leading F2 Logistics to the championship.Macandili vowed that her award in the Asian Championship is not the culmination of her career. View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

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TNT trumps Rain or Shine ahead of PBA playoffs

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nonetheless, TNT still came out to win especially in the second half where it established an 18-point lead entering the final frame.The Painters cut the deficit to as low as seven, 82-75, with 6:27 left before the KaTropa went on an 18-3 run capped by a three-point play by Smith, 100-78, over a four-minute span to put the game out of reach.Troy Rosario added 18 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the 3-point area and eight rebounds while Ryan Reyes had 12 off the bench for TNT, which did not have the services of Jayson Castro (rest).Minus Castro, Terrence Romeo took care of the playmaking duties to finish with 12 assists.Johnson posted 12 points and 14 rebounds to pace the Painters (9-2).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 Joshua Smith outplayed his counterpart Reggie Johnson in a titanic clash to lead the KaTropa with 25 points and 13 rebounds.“That’s a no-bearing game for them. I think in the first half, just by watching our players perform, they had the same mentality as Rain or Shine,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad heads into quarter finals as the third seed with an 8-3 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We had to remind them during halftime that this game has bearing for us specifically because over the last two weeks, we never had time to work on a lot of things because they were focused on Gilas.”The Elasto Painters had already locked up the top spot before the duel while the KaTropa were already out of contention for a top two finish after the Alaska Aces beat the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Friday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Playoff-bound TNT held off top-seeded Rain or Shine, 100-85, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lyceum holds off San Sebastian in season opener Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

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One and done for Ashaolu?

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “You can see he was all out with half a leg not functioning,” said NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa, who temporarily took over the coaching reins from Guiao. “He really wanted to win for the team.”The Road Warriors, who also have been without injured guard Kevin Alas and suspended rookie Kiefer Ravena, are set to replace Ashaolu, who could opt to sit this game out.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’That gives the Batang Pier a bit of a leverage to get their campaign off to a good start, especially if import Rashad Woods hits his stride.Ashaolu had 33 points and 23 rebounds as NLEX toppled the TNT KaTropa, 103-90, Friday night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOlu Ashaolu had the type of debut that teams want from their imports. There is the chance, though, that he won’t be able to do an encore.Already without Asi Taulava and coach Yeng Guiao, who are on Philippine team duty in the Asian Games, NLEX could be without their monster of an import on Sunday when it squares off with North Port (formerly GlobalPort) in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Pringle relishes thought of PH stints MOST READ “I expect us to be in game shape and get better as the conference wears on,” said coach Norman Black. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But the Nigerian-Canadian import hasn’t recovered yet from a torn patela tendon suffered during a tuneup with Meralco two weeks ago.The Batang Pier will also miss a key player due to the Asian Games as star guard Stanley Pringle was loaned to the national squad that is currently hunting for gold in Indonesia.But they can readily take advantage of the Road Warriors’ import woes with the 6-foot-5 Woods expected to create matchup problems all over the floor.The Meralco Bolts will also shoot for a second straight victory opposite the KaTropa in the other game after a valiant come-from-behind triumph over Columbian Dyip, 109-106, in the opener Friday night.Allen Durham showed flashes of his might with a near triple-double performance, but it took the veteran smarts and creativity of point guard Baser Amer for the Bolts to notch their first win.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Send Kiefer to D.C., Hollywood

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s only TV, guys: Tortured “24” star Keifer Sutherland has accepted an invitation from the U.S. military to talk to cadets at West Point about how it’s wrong to torture. While there is no word if he will be giving the same speech at the White House, representatives for television audiences are also requesting that Sutherland speak to network sitcom producers. Blame game: After weeks of political fighting between the Obama and Clinton staffs, a joint marketing effort was agreed to by the two, which should cut the field down to only the pair of Democrats. “I’m surprised it took this long,” said political consultant Spin McFib of the new, joint slogan: “For the last 230 years, no war, no depression, no mistake nor immoral behavior has come under a female or black president.” What else? Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has volunteered to personally mentor a 15-year-old tagging suspect. “Once the mayor figured that he can pretty much get away with five minutes of sleep a night, we found that his 2:55 to 2:57 a.m. block was wide open,” said an anonymous member of Villaraigosa’s staff. Wall Street malfunction: This past week, the stock market dropped as much as 500 points during Tuesday’s trading. Much of the problem was traced to a computer glitch. “When we got the e-mail that said we only needed to send a few hundred billion dollars to the widow of a Nigerian prince to be cut in on the trillions he left her, well, it seemed a good bet,” said broker Chuck Schwab. Antigens de Spago: A prep cook from Wolfgang Puck’s in Hollywood was diagnosed with acute hepatitis, exposing guests to the blood disorder at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party at the Pacific Design Center on Valentine’s Day. “Sure, they could have gotten sick for a lot less money,” said a representative from Puck’s catering service, “but our viruses are prepared with the finest viral bacteria you can get sick with today.” Not so secret secrets: In the new book, “Secrets of a Hollywood SuperMadam,” author Jody “Babydol” Gibson names former Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda as a client. Lasorda rejects the claim. “To think that I could actually score when I haven’t been able to get to first base for about 20 years is a bit of a stretch,” said the bleeding Dodger-blue Hall of Famer. Pumped up in Anaheim: A report has come out connecting new L.A. Angel outfielder Gary Mathews with a performance-enhancing-drug scandal. The 450-pound, 7-footer, who runs the 100-yard dash in under 5 seconds, said that he will be vindicated. Girl just want to have fun: Paris Hilton, who remains the last celebutante who has not gone into rehab or jail this month, could face up to three months behind bars after she was caught recklessly driving her $190,000 car – which was impounded – on a suspended license. “Ms. Hilton just thought this was a cleaner way to get some publicity than cutting off her hair, getting loaded or throwing a telephone at some lowly maid,” said a friend and butler. “I just thank God she wasn’t driving one of her good cars.” Insufficient funds: A 21-year-old man in Indiana tried to cash a $50,000 check allegedly signed by God. “This guy must have thought I was born yesterday,” said the bank teller. “I checked. God doesn’t have an account in this bank.” Post-Oscar mortem: While many people said last Sunday’s Academy Awards show was the most boring Oscars broadcast ever, I found it to be the most entertaining 11 hours of television I’ve ever seen. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com).last_img read more

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Napoli-linked Rojo will NOT leave Manchester United in January, insists agent

first_img Manchester United full-back Marcos Rojo 1 Marcos Rojo will not be leaving Manchester United in January, his agent has claimed – despite reports linking him to Napoli.The Argentine defender endured a disruptive pre-season following his exploits at the Copa America and has struggled to hold down a place in United’s starting XI in the opening weeks of the season.However, as a result of Luke Shaw’s horrific injury in Eindhoven last week, Rojo now has the opportunity to feature on a more regular basis and his agent, Carlos Goncalves, has rubbished talk of an exit in January.“There is no need to talk about it,” he told a Naples radio station.“The player is happy at United and has no intention of leaving the club.”last_img read more

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WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR THE ROSES!

first_imgRose of Tralee beauties Tara Talbot and Maria McCole certainly left a lasting impression when they visited Donegal this week.It was a fabulous day with Donegal Rose Maria MCole & Rose of Tralee Tara Talbot visiting businesses in Letterkenny, the Stroke Rehabiliation Centre in St Conals & Edel MacBride’s Studio where the Roses had some lessons in crochet, enjoyed good Donegal tea and scones. Anyone thinking of becoming a Rose should apply now by downloading application on www.roseoftralee.ie or visit www.facebook.com/DonegalRoseFor more info contact Elaine McIntyre @ the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny on 087-2657431 or Donegal Rose Maria McCole on 087-1252756   WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR THE ROSES! was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 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:DONEGAL ROSE MARIA MCCOLERadisson Blu HotelROSE OF TRALEE TARA TALBOTlast_img read more

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SENTENCE ADJOURNED IN ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER CASE

first_imgA man who killed a teenager in a bar on a remote island off the Donegal coast has had his sentence hearing adjourned for over two weeks.Last month a Central Criminal Court jury found Stephen Boyle (aged 41) not guilty of the murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Boyle (aged 19) at Early’s Bar, Leabgarrow, Arranmore on October 3, 2009. Stephen Boyle, of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London had denied murder but had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.The court heard that the father-of-one stabbed Paul Boyle in the neck with a glass after a row involving a number of people at around 2.30am on the night in question.Paul Boyle, who had celebrated his 19th birthday just three weeks earlier, was brought to the mainland by lifeboat but he died in Letterkenny Hospital at 10.20am on October 3.Prosecution counsel Mr Paul O’ Higgins SC told the court that Arranmore has a population of 522 people and the killing had caused “immense shock and sadness on the island”.During the trial, assistant State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar told the jury that Paul Boyle died from associated blood loss and trauma caused by sharp force trauma.Dr Jabbar told the court there was trauma to the left side of the neck, which was caused by sharp force trauma, and that Paul Boyle lost 60% of his blood.Counsel for the defendant, Mr Michael O’Higgins SC, this morning asked the court to defer imposing sentence to allow for the compilation of an updated psychiatric report.A victim impact statement by members of Paul Boyle’s family was handed in to the court but was not read in to evidence.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy remanded Stephen Boyle in custody and said he would adjourn the hearing until March 29 next.SENTENCE ADJOURNED IN ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER CASE was last modified: March 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SENTENCE ADJOURNED IN ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER CASElast_img read more

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DELIGHT FOR STARS OF THE FUTURE AS RORY BRINGS ANGLO-CELT TO SUMMER CAMP!

first_imgWHAT’S THE STORY RORY? MIDFIELDER JOINED THE ST EUNAN’S FOOTBALL CAMP TODAYDONEGAL midfielder Rory Kavanagh returned to his home town club today – with the Anglo-Celt cup won in the Ulster final on Sunday.The star player spent ages with more than 100 children attending the St Eunan’s GAA club summer football camp.He signed every jersey and chatted to every child – he even signed some football boots and someone’s mobile phone! St. Eunan’s Camp GirlsSt. Eunan’s U6’sSt. Eunan’s U-12’sSt. Eunan’s U10’sSt. Eunan’s U8’sDELIGHT FOR STARS OF THE FUTURE AS RORY BRINGS ANGLO-CELT TO SUMMER CAMP! was last modified: July 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DELIGHT FOR STARS OF THE FUTURE AS RORY BRINGS ANGLO-CELT TO SUMMER CAMP!letterkennyst eunan’s galast_img read more

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Zinedine Zidane fuels Man United talk as he makes managerial admission

first_img REVEALED 1 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ADVICE impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights BEST OF possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Latest Football News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The Red Devils’ tough start to the season has seen Mourinho’s future called into question, with the Portuguese seemingly unhappy at various issues at the club, including the transfer policy.Zidane has been linked with taking the role should it become vacant in the near future.He’s even reportedly drawn up a list of possible new signings, including Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Thiago Alcanatara, and Edinson Cavani.And when asked about whether he will return to the dugout in the immediate future he told TVE: “Certainly I’ll be coaching again soon because it’s what I like doing and what I’ve done all my life.”Meanwhile, it’s also believed Man United star Paul Pogba would approve the appointment, especially considering his issues with Mourinho. France legend Zinedine Zidane has fuelled talk of him replacing Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United.The ex-Real Madrid boss has been without a job since June after leaving his role at the Bernabeu following their third consecutive Champions League win. smart causal France legend Zinedine Zidane Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter movelast_img read more

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Leicester helicopter crash: Sporting world sends messages of support

first_imgThe thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with @LCFC and those affected by tonight’s incident at King Power Stadium.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2018 Footballers and high-profile sporting figures have expressed their shock at the helicopter crash which is feared to have left Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dead.The helicopter spiralled out of control just moments after taking off from the pitch at the King Power Stadium following the Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday.It crashed into a staff car park at the stadium and was engulfed in flames. The helicopter pictured just shortly before it took off The mangled wreckage of the helicopter pictured Speechless..😞😞🙏🏼🙏🏼— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) October 27, 2018 We join the rest of the football community in sending our thoughts and prayers to all those affected following the terrible tragedy at Leicester City tonight.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 27, 2018 The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Leicester City and those affected by events at the King Power Stadium this evening.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 27, 2018 My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Leicester City, horrific pictures on the news, I pray everyone is ok. I can confirm everyone from WHU has safely left the stadium.— Lady Karren Brady (@karren_brady) October 27, 2018 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 27, 2018 2 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 27, 2018center_img 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💙💙💙💙— Andy King (@AndyKingy) October 27, 2018 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 #leicester— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) October 27, 2018West Ham footballers also shared their shock, with Pablo Zabaleta tweeting: “My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the helicopter accident at Leicester City.”Baroness Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Leicester City, horrific pictures on the news, I pray everyone is ok. I can confirm everyone from WHU has safely left the stadium.”Jonathan Ashworth, MP for Leicester South, described “awful, horrific scenes” at the stadium, tweeting: “I’ve been in touch with our emergency services and thanked them for responding so quickly. Our hopes and prayers for all those caught up in this desperately awful incident.”Dozens of English football clubs and players from rival teams also tweeted their support for Leicester, while the Football Association said: “Our thoughts are with all at @LCFC following the major incident after their game at the King Power Stadium tonight.” Police have yet to release any information about the condition of the pilot or any passengers.But a source close to the family has told BBC news that Srivaddhanaprabha was on board the aircraft.As news of the crash quickly spread, players and pundits alike shared their horror at the events following the game between Leicester and West Ham.BBC Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker tweeted shortly after the incident that the crash “looks horrendous”, adding: “Not sure yet if any, or how many casualties. Thoughts with everyone concerned.” Helicopter crash looks horrendous. Not sure yet if any, or how many casualties. Thoughts with everyone concerned. https://t.co/wtQ8jGMuUE— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018He later said it was the “most difficult @BBCMOTD I’ve ever hosted”, calling the crash a “terrible tragedy” and “heartbreaking”.BT Sport host Jake Humphrey said everyone was evacuated from the stadium in the aftermath of the incident, adding that “huge numbers” of emergency service crews were at the scene.“Thoughts and love to all involved,” he tweeted. “A day I can’t wait to end.”Robbie Savage called it an “absolutely terrible terrible day”, while Gabby Logan said she could not stop thinking of the club.Several Leicester City players tweeted praying hands emojis, including Harry Maguire, Andy King and Jamie Vardy, while former player Riyad Mahrez also expressed his support. Thoughts & prayers for everyone concerned in Leicester helicopter crash… very sad and frightening..— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) October 27, 2018 2 The thoughts of all at West Ham United are with everybody at Leicester City at this time.— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 27, 2018 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) October 27, 2018 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/NBglkxUUUs— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) October 27, 2018last_img read more

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