Cardinal Caravan Coming To The PAC

first_img  University of Southern Indiana Athletics will welcome the 2016 Cardinals Caravan to the Physical Activities Center January 17 at 6 p.m. The caravan, which is presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, offers St. Louis fans a chance to talk baseball and meet current players, Cardinals Alumni and broadcasters, and Fredbird.Tickets are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting USI Athletics. Drawings for attendance prizes, including Cardinal tickets, memorabilia, and apparel, will be conducted throughout the evening.The Cardinals will again be implementing the Autograph Ticket system at each stop. The first 400 children (15 and under) through the door on the day of the event will receive a free Autograph Ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for children 15 and under.Fans can purchase tickets at the USI Athletics Ticket Office beginning December 14 (ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). Tickets also can be purchased at the Screaming Eagles basketball games on December 19, December 30, January 14 and January 16.  *Reminder – USI will be closed for the holidays December 24-January 4.Fans purchasing tickets prior to the USI holiday break will receive a ticket to the Eagles’ December 30 basketball game at the PAC.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Gold Coast development Halcyon Greens flaunts a fresh style

first_imgHalcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said Halcyon homeowners were generally looking for a lifestyle change, which gave them more opportunity to keep active and social, but not compromise on the quality and size of their homes. Brisbane couple Ross and Allison Blundell are getting ready to trade in their city life for a laid-back country club lifestyle at Halcyon Greens. The designs have a country club style with a modern twist.The Fairway Series offers a new standard of luxury with designs providing a modern twist on country club style, a limited bespoke home designed to capture golf course views over the Gainsborough Greens Golf Course (GGGC). Each home includes three bedrooms plus a study, three bathrooms, open-plan living and extensive use of stone and timber throughout. Homes within the Fairway Series release start at $965,000 with all homeowners receiving exclusive membership benefits at the recently upgraded GGGC until 2027. Coco Republic interior designer Jenny Scholten said the furniture aesthetic for Halcyon Greens takes inspiration from the world’s country clubs combined with a resort lifestyle. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago “Our brief was to create a design that would reflect and enhance the Halcyon vision to meet every need of the modern senior, and we’ve been delighted with the collaboration,” she said. “The Halcyon Greens display home has been enhanced with quality tanned leathers, austere metallic accents throughout and iconic linen pieces that serve to bring life and lightness to the classic scheme. “We have specifically selected pieces that have a sturdiness in manufacture, providing comfort, support and safety to the lifestyle community market.” MORE NEWS: Luxury penthouse’s sale price revealed National interior design company Coco Republic is showcasing its high end product at Halcyon Greens.THE Halcyon Greens development is Australia’s first golf and lifestyle community located within Gainsborough Greens in Pimpama.Country clubs from across the globe have helped inspire the interior design of a master planned development at the Gold Coast.National interior design company Coco Republic has entered the lifestyle community market for the first time — introducing its high-end product to Halcyon’s $300 million Halcyon Greens community at Pimpama. Coco Republic has showcased its acclaimed design work in a spectacular, fully furnished display home within the golf-course fronting Fairway Series at Halcyon Greens. center_img Brisbane couple Ross and Allison Blundell have bought property at Halcyon Greens. Photo: SuppliedThe Blundells will move into their exclusive Fairway series home in early 2019, after downsizing from their large Hawthorne family home. “Our three-bedroom plus multipurpose room home at Halcyon Greens is a smaller property than what we had previously lived in, but it’s definitely still large enough to suit our lifestyle,” Mr Blundell said. The Fairway series offers a new standard of luxury with designs providing a modern twist on the country club style of home.Homeowners will also be able to enjoy the panoramic views across the golf club course. MORE NEWS: Champion hurdler Sally Pearson sells Queensland homelast_img read more

Brave Bob is all Gold

first_img Press Association Boston Bob stormed home in the hands of Ruby Walsh to claim victory in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup. An impressive winner of the Melling Chase at Aintree three and a half weeks ago, the Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old was the 5-2 favourite to claim another Grade One prize as he stepped back up in trip. First Lieutenant travelled powerfully in the first-time blinkers and was the first of the main protagonists to commit for home, but Boston Bob reeled him in after the final fence to take top honours under a jubilant Walsh. Long Run finished third. center_img Paul Townend partnered the Mullins-trained On His Own, whom Walsh snubbed in favour of Boston Bob, but the Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up faded tamely out of contention after taking the field along for much of the three-mile-one-furlong journey. Boston Bob travelled notably well throughout, with Walsh seemingly keen to play his cards as late as possible. He was slightly awkward on landing at the final fence, but soon regained his momentum and was well on top at the line, scoring by three and a quarter lengths. First Lieutenant ran a superb race in second, with the application of headgear clearly having the desired effect. Last year’s runner-up Long Run bounced back from his fall in the Grand National at Aintree with a decent effort in third, finishing just ahead of fellow British raider Medermit. Walsh said: “I have to thank Willie. I never thought I’d be siding with On His Own over Boston Bob, but I rode them both the other morning and I was definitely leaning On His Own’s way. On Monday morning I was talking to Willie and he fairly convinced me to ride this lad, so thanks to him. “He ducked and I nearly fell off him (in the straight). He was a bit deliberate at the second-last and wasn’t great at the last. He hung left, quickened up and won.” Mullins said: “Boston Bob is just improving. I thought he’d been unlucky twice at Cheltenham, but he’s got his reward for what he shows me at home. “I was disappointed with On His Own, who needed a bit of company and his jumping went to pieces. “I’m thinking of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris for On His Own and I think we’ll bring Boston Bob back next season and aim him for the (Cheltenham) Gold Cup.” Long Run’s trainer Nicky Henderson was thrilled with his charge and is eyeing a return to Aintree next spring. He said: “It was a good race and I think that was the best round of jumping I’ve ever seen from him. You keep bumping into the same people in Grade Ones, but there’s no other option. The way he jumped and finished, you’d say why not go for the Grand National again next year?” last_img read more

Return to shooting form leads Syracuse into Big East play

first_img Related Stories Carter-Williams comes up 1 rebound short of triple-double in blowout win over Central Connecticut StateRUNNING AWAY: Syracuse breaks out of shooting slump, cruises past Central Connecticut StateGallery: Syracuse cruises past Central Connecticut State 96-62 Published on January 2, 2013 at 1:41 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img For the first time in four years, Syracuse is opening its Big East schedule with a loss on its record. Accompanied by some cold shooting from the outside and a poor showing at the free-throw line, the Orange hit a sluggish point of its early season that included a loss to Temple.No. 7 Syracuse snapped out of it against Central Connecticut, hitting 10 3-pointers and having five players score in the double-digits. As the Orange opens its conference schedule against Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, maintaining that consistency from the field and intensity for all 40 minutes is going to play a major part in Syracuse’s ability to stave off another loss for the duration of the season.“I think we’re excited for the Big East. This is what we’ve been preparing for,” guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “We experienced some adversity and a lot of success. I think we’re going in there prepared to leave it out on the floor.”Aside from Syracuse beginning its final year in the Big East before moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, a major milestone for head coach Jim Boeheim is on the line. An SU win would give Boeheim his 903rd win, passing Bobby Knight for second place on the all-time wins list.More than that, though, this game signals the start of the Big East grind for the Orange.  The last time Syracuse suffered a nonconference loss during the regular season was in 2008, when it fell to Cleveland State. The Orange went 28-10 that year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we can compete with anybody,” Carter-Williams said. “If we step on the floor and play our hardest, I think we can beat anybody. If we play smart and we play Syracuse basketball, I think we can beat anyone.”For Carter-Williams, the adversity came in the form of a three-game skid where he lost his shooting stroke. He found it against Central Connecticut and kept Syracuse’s offense flowing against the Blue Devils.And it’s an offense that, when firing from all over the floor, is almost impossible for opposing defenses to shut down. It’s been tested twice against quality opponents in San Diego State and Arkansas and came out with wins in both games. But now the start of the Big East schedule presents a whole new challenge, and every game can hinge on small mistakes or one or two missed baskets.The Scarlet Knights finished their nonconference schedule 9-2, though they lost to their toughest opponent, Mississippi, by 13 points. Rutgers has two guards, Eli Carter and Myles Mack, averaging 16.9 and 14.5 points per game, respectively. Carter-Williams said those two guards and the Scarlet Knights’ center Wally Judge have pushed Rutgers to its strong start.“They got two very good guards, Eli and Myles Mack. They’re great shooters, they’re going to bring it,” Carter-Williams said. “They’ve got a tough big man down low so we’ve just got to go out there and play our game and come out with the win.”Syracuse shot 50.6 percent from the field in its win over the Blue Devils after two games in which it shot shy of 45 percent.Boeheim said after the Orange’s win over Central Connecticut that his team never fell into a slump. Instead, he said Syracuse’s shooters struggled for a brief two-game stretch. It’s something that happens at any level, including the NBA, Boeheim said.“You can take any NBA player you want, you can look at a two or three game stretch and they’re going to shoot 25 percent,” Boeheim said. “Any player you want, LeBron, (Dwyane) Wade, pick anybody. They’re going to have a three-game stretch someplace where they shoot 20, 25, 30 percent.”As the tougher half of SU’s schedule begins, Syracuse’s woes have – for now – disappeared.Guard Brandon Triche said that after Syracuse’s struggles against Temple and Alcorn State, the Orange came back to form against Central Connecticut. The Orange’s defense was stifling and its shooting was hot.That one loss on Syracuse’s schedule might have been a hiccup on the way to the start of the conference schedule, but it’ll mean little once the Orange hits its final Big East grind.“I think we’re in a good place,” Triche said. “We’re 12-1, we wish we were 13-0. But still, 12-1 is a pretty good record.” Commentslast_img read more

AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

first_imgA person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers’ president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move had not been officially announced. Brand is expected to be introduced at a news conference on Thursday.Brand had worked for the Sixers as vice president of operations and also served as the general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ G League affiliate.Brand was the No. 1 pick of the 1999 draft by the Chicago Bulls and played two stints with the Sixers.Sixers coach Brett Brown had served as Philadelphia’s interim GM and said earlier Tuesday he wasn’t interested in holding both jobs. Brown pledged the Sixers would name a general manager before the season started.“This is not something that interests me. I do not believe in the role that I have as a head coach that it’s tenable,” Brown said. “We will have, to the best of my knowledge, a general manager appointed, announced by the start of the season. And it’s not me. It was never going to be.”Hours later, the Sixers had their guy.Brand played in 1,058 career games over 18 seasons with the Bulls, the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas, Atlanta and the Sixers. He posted career averages of 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game. A two-time All-Star and the 2000 rookie of the year, Brand was also the recipient of the 2005-06 Joe Dumars Trophy, presented each season to the player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.The person familiar with the decisions also said Ned Cohen will remain assistant general manager and Marc Eversley will stay as senior vice president of player personnel. They both interviewed for the GM job. Alex Rucker was promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations.The Sixers won 52 games last season and beat Miami in the first round of the playoffs before they were eliminated in the conference semifinals by Boston. Under Brown’s watch, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have blossomed into two of the top young players in the league.The Sixers were rocked when an independent review found that Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, operated four Twitter accounts it investigated, and she admitted using private information to criticize the Sixers and rival colleagues.Colangelo and his predecessor Sam Hinkie, who hired Brown, had the final say in player personnel decisions. Brown said he was looking “for a partner” in personnel moves with the new GM.“I do have a voice. I’ve always had a voice here,” Brown said. “I think as the head coach, it should be that, to a point. I get the role of the general manager.”Brown said losing Colangelo was a “game-changer” but said his absence or lack of a general manager had nothing to do with the Sixers striking out in their bid to land LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, a lower-tier free agent — or anyone beyond a couple of modest pickups such as Wilson Chandler.“I think we would all be naive to think free agents choose a basketball program because of a general manager,” Brown said. “They come because of Joel and Ben. And I hope the coach has got a little bit to do with it.”He added: “The general manager situation had zero to do with us not being able to acquire one of those talents.”Brown, who took the 76ers from 10 wins to the third seed in the Eastern Conference in just two seasons, agreed in May to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-2022 season.___More AP NBA: and PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand stands during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)last_img read more

Column: NFL is fun again in most surprising twist to season

first_imgSaints wideout Michael Thomas paid tribute to former Saints player Joe Horne’s 2003 flip-phone celebration. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) They could have just as easily been popping champagne corks at NFL headquarters in New York. A season that began in turmoil has reached its midpoint and the league is riding a new high, with television ratings up and fans filling stadiums to cheer their favorite teams.Suddenly, the NFL is fun once again.It showed Sunday in a shootout in New Orleans that was widely entertaining even without the touchdown props. Then, if any further evidence was needed, it was provided in prime time when Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers squared off in a showdown of quarterback greats.Brady and the New England Patriots won that one, and once again are treating another visit to the Super Bowl as their birthright. Out west, meanwhile, the Rams are trying to win fans again in Los Angeles with a team that could find its way to Atlanta, too.And a new group of exciting young quarterbacks are letting everyone know the future of the sport is in good hands.What could go wrong? Well, plenty, especially if President Trump takes an interest in the league once again.But these are good times for a league that has taken blow after blow the last few years only to emerge with its position of America’s favorite sport safely intact.“We’re the best,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at last month’s owner meetings. “And I know that’s ironic since we’ve had some criticism, too. But I think that’s healthy.”What is really healthy are offenses around the league, with scoring at record levels and 27 of 32 teams averaging more than 20 points a game. New rule changes designed to protect the quarterback and free up offenses have worked exactly as planned, despite some grumbling early by players upset they couldn’t hit like they did in the past.Healthy indeed. Things are so good that even Roger Goodell couldn’t mess it up.Actually, maybe he can. Not many were paying attention, but there were still a few protests during the anthem over the weekend and the issue is one presidential tweet away from blowing up once again.Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed, something everyone in the league should be ashamed about.For now, though, the attention is on the game itself. And it can be argued that the game has never looked better.There’s no confusion anymore about when a catch is really a catch, and even Clay Matthews of the Packers seems to have figured out how and when to safely take down the opposing quarterback.There are dominant teams on both coasts, and a few high scoring games that are reminiscent of the old American Football League. The concussion issue has subsided, though the disturbing fact remains players are still suffering from them — at great risk to their long term health.Even fans of the hapless Cleveland Browns have something to be happy about with a couple of wins and a couple coaches fired. They also have a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield and a potential upside that’s the envy of better teams.It didn’t happen exactly by design. A lot of the NFL’s good fortune is due to good luck and an unwillingness of fans to let go of their favorite sport despite its many flaws.There still is no real grand plan to end the protest debate, no long term solution to the fact football played at the highest level can shorten lives. The officiating continues to get in the way — often at just the wrong time — and there’s a real chance games aren’t played when the current collective bargaining agreement expires and players finally make a stand for guaranteed contracts.For now, though, those are distant threats. The league remains the most popular in the country by far, and the addition of legalized betting around the country will boost it even more just like fantasy football has done in recent years.What once looked like a season lost is now looking like a season to remember.____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) celebrates his touchdown reception by putting the football under his jersey to pretend he is pregnant, in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)center_img Michael Thomas reached behind a goal post to pull out a flip phone in homage to a memorable touchdown celebration of the past. Benjamin Watson used his touchdown catch to let everyone know that he and his wife are expecting — and it’s going to be twins.That was cause enough for celebration itself on a feel-good weekend for the NFL. So, too, was that bettors in Las Vegas and elsewhere finally turned the tables and took the bookies for millions of dollars.last_img read more

Baby Oysters Are Finally Growing In Raritan Bay

first_imgBy John Burton |N.W.S. EARLE — It may be a little early for handing out cigars, but the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper is happy that oysters appear to have taken to the Raritan Bay.Scientists working with the environmental organization’s oyster restoration program last week discovered the natural growth of baby oysters on the group’s manmade reefs in the local waterways, Baykeeper announced.“It’s really exciting. We should be celebrating,” said Meredith Comi, restoration program director for Baykeeper.Biologically known as spat, the baby oysters were found for the first time at the manmade oyster restoration reef the organization established at the shipping pier at Naval Weapons Station Earle’s Leonardo location, an approximately 2.9-mile-long structure jutting into the Raritan Bay.This discovery indicates “that the adult oysters on the reef are spawning and the larvae is settling back on the reef,” the organization announced in a press release.“This is the first step in a self-sustaining reef,” which is the goal of the project, the statement said.The discovery is very significant,” Comi said, “because it means that we do have the adults in there and they’re healthy enough to actually reproduce.”In 2011 the U.S. Navy allowed Baykeeper to establish a manmade oyster reef, constructed from concrete blocks at the Earle pier in an attempt to reintroduce oysters to the Raritan Bay. According to scientists and environmentalists, oysters had long been an important component of the Two River ecosystem. Oysters, experts in the field say, serve as a natural water filtration system and the reefs can function in the same way as jetties, offering some shoreline protection for tidal surges like those that devastated the coast during Super Storm Sandy.“By working in partnership with community non-governmental organizations like the NY/NJ Baykeeper, Naval Weapons Station Earle is working to protect the Navy’s critical infrastructure, as well as our surrounding communities, against future storm surges,” said Eric Helms, Earle’s environmental director.In 2010, the state Department of Environmental Protection ordered Baykeeper to destroy the oysters and dismantle the reefs the group established off the Keyport Harbor, in the Raritan Bay, and in the Navesink River, off of Red Bank. The DEP’s order stemmed from those waterways not meeting federal clean water standards. State officials feared the oyster beds would be vulnerable to illegal harvesting and the oysters might be contaminated and could be consumed by the unsuspecting public. But Baykeeper was able to reach an agreement with Earle for the oyster beds for research purposes, given the naval installation is highly patrolled and protected.The state Legislature about two years ago approved a bill that would allow organizations like Baykeeper to establish similar beds for educational and research purposes, as long as safety guidelines can be put in place that meet the DEP standards.Since then, “We’ve been having some very good, open conversations on how to move forward,” Comi said, noting the DEP awarded Baykeeper a $150,000 grant to study a sustainable shoreline for the Earle property.So far, though, oysters haven’t taken in other areas, like the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers, despite Baykeeper and other environmental groups’ efforts. But Comi said she remains optimistic. “I know there has to be more out there,” she said last week.Oysters traditionally spawn twice a year, usually in June and in August, according to Comi.This article was first published in the Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Bolasie tipped to return ‘stronger than ever’

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesCrystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has tipped Yannick Bolasie to come back “stronger than ever” from his knee injury.The west London-raised former Hillingdon Borough winger, who joined Everton from Palace in the summer, faces a long spell on the sidelines with cruciate ligament damage.Bolasie, 27, suffered the injury during Everton’s recent draw against Manchester United.“I had some contact with ‘Yala’ this week and sent our condolences about his injury,” Pardew revealed.“He is such a buoyant character. They’ll miss him – miss him in the dressing room and miss his play.“He’s a super character and he’ll get his head around it and get himself back stronger than ever.” See also:Palace’s former Hillingdon Borough player targets second win over ChelseaPardew denies Bolasie’s move to Everton is imminentBolasie set to seal Everton move  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Patience pays off

first_imgRead Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Hard work and patience pay off for IBF junior bantam holder Jerwin Ancajas (left) and chief trainer Joven Jimenez. —ROY LUARCADallas, Texas—An obedient student, Jerwin Ancajas was satisfied with the grade given to him by his mentor, Joven Jimenez.Though he knocked out Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Saturday night to retain the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown, Ancajas only got a seven on a scale of 1 to 10 from Jimenez, who cited that his ward was a bit slower than usual.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting According to Ancajas he was in top shape and could have stepped on the pedal from the opening bell of the duel held at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.He didn’t rush up because Gonzalez’s style was different from that of Jamie Conlan, whom he knocked out in six rounds, last November in Belfast, Northern Ireland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I don’t want to be overly aggressive because it might put me in jeopardy,” Ancajas, who scored a flash knockdown in the opening round, said in Filipino. “He has a counter and he might have one lethal punch.”Once he had studied Gonzalez’s patterns and movements, however, Ancajas started probing in, going deeper or darting out interchangeably, while keeping his impregnable defensive stance. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Unable to penetrate without getting hit, Gonzalez eventually stopped attacking and by the eighth round, switched on survival mode.Ancajas would have settled for a shutout decision, but Gonzales made a mistake and paid the price with two more knockdowns and stoppage at the 1:50 mark of the 10th round.After the fight, Team Ancajas was feted with a victory party by the Filipino-American community. They will leave for Manila on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PH cuppers advance MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more