weekend news roundup

Azkals Boost Lineup in Time for Match Against Uzbekistan


The Philippine national football team adds goalkeeper Roland Muller, UFL players Paul Mulders and Jun-Jun Badelic to its lineup ahead of its World Cup qualifying match against Uzbekistan on September 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Removed from the squad are Mark Hartmann and Tomas Trigo, while Rob Gier is forced out due to a knee injury.

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Philippines Ranks 10th in Asia in the World Cup of Tennis

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Treat Huey of the PH Cuppers | Photo by Rachael Nathanielsz via Manila Standard Today

According to reports, “despite an extended five-year stay in Group 2, the Philippine Davis Cup has been ranked 10th in Asia.

“The Asian Tennis Federation has cited the Philippines as among the ‘Asian strength in Davis Cup,’ which has been ‘pushing its way to the top of the World Team Championships.’”

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How Pinay Mom’s Sacrifice Paved Way for Jason Day to Become PGA Champion

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Jason Day winning the 2015 PGA Championship | Photo by Michael Madrid of USA TODAY Sports via GMA News Online

Jason Day’s father Alvin died when he only 11, which hit his son so hard, he started drinking at age 12. Alvin Day gave Jason his first golf club at age 6. At 8 years old Jason was playing and winning junior tournaments and dreaming of being a professional.

When Alvin passed away due to stomach cancer, Jason’s Filipino mother Dening knew she had to do something so she took out a “second mortgage on the family home and borrowed money from relatives to send Jason to a boarding school in southeast Queensland that produced Adam Scott, Australia’s first and only Masters champion, and Cathy Freeman, the Olympic gold medalist.”

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