Kirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—Kirstie Elaine Alora has one more passion outside of taekwondo: Playing the popular video game Dota or Defense of the Ancient.An all-time favorite among Filipino youth, the computer game has been added as a demonstration sport in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Aimag) next month in Turkmenistan.ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Perez leads Heroes side, Bolick heads Saints roster in NCAA All-Stars Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Alora, if her schedule permits, just might wear two hats for Team Philippines in the Aimag, fighting in the taekwondo mat and at the same time slugging it out on the keyboard.The 27-year-old-old Alora said playing Dota relaxes her from the grind of taekwondo training.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’“I enjoy playing it,” said Alora, who, in 2005 as a 15-year-old SEA Games rookie, rocked the competition after she captured the gold medal. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
The Pac-10 led the way with six teams in the preseason poll. The Big 12 and Big East both had four teams, while the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference had three each. ETC.: Oklahoma claims the NCAA infractions committee unfairly took previous violations by the men’s basketball team into consideration when it stripped the Sooners’ football team of eight wins from the 2005 season. In an 11-page rebuttal to the infractions committee, the university claims an NCAA subcommittee came up with new “aggravating factors” that didn’t exist at the time of Oklahoma’s violations and used them to erase all eight of the Sooners’ wins from their Holiday Bowl season two years ago. It was the latest development in Oklahoma’s ongoing appeal to regain its 2005 victories and get a “failure to monitor” finding overturned in the case involving extra payments to former quarterback Rhett Bomar and former lineman J.D. Quinn by a Norman car dealership. … Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Curlin is up for sale, with a new group of more than 400 owners interested in a payday for the top thoroughbred in the nation. Details haven’t been worked out about where and when the likely Horse of the Year will go on the block, but lawyers involved with the horse’s owners said it could be soon. That’s good news for 418 people awarded the rights to a 20 percent stake in Curlin as part of a lawsuit against two of the colt’s original owners. A state judge awarded the ownership stake to the 418 plaintiffs to help settle a $42 million judgment against attorneys Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion, who own a minority stake in Curlin. The money from the sale could help many of the plaintiffs pay off medical bills stemming from problems with the diet drug fen-phen. Judge William Wehr on Thursday awarded the stake in Curlin to the group that successfully sued Cunningham, Gallion and another attorney, Melbourne Mills Jr., who doesn’t have a stake in the horse. The plaintiffs accused the three lawyers of bilking them of funds from a $200 million settlement involving the diet drug fen-phen. Lisa Leslie scored 19 points in her second game back with the U.S. national team after the birth of her first child, leading the squad to a 90-74 exhibition victory at Connecticut. Horse racing Boxing Rau’shee Warren reached the flyweight semifinals of the World Boxing Championships in Chicago with a 26-13 win over Azerbaijan’s Samir Mammadov. Warren was joined in the finals by teammate Demetrius Andrade, who defeated Turkey’s Adem Kilicci, 22-6, in a welterweight semifinal. Lindsay Davenport (Chadwick School) advanced to the Bell Challenge semifinals in Quebec City, beating France’s Stephanie Foretz, 6-4, 6-0. Davenport will face second-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the semifinals today. American qualifier Julie Ditty beat Long Beach teenager Vania King, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, and Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine also advanced. ETC.: Rafael Nadal beat Mikhail Youzhny, 6-4, 6-2, to reach a Paris Masters semifinal against Marcos Baghdatis, who advanced by beating Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 6-4. David Nalbandian and Richard Gasquet will meet in the other semifinal. Two doctors who doled out illegal steroids and human growth hormone prescriptions to perhaps thousands of people were sentenced. Ana Maria Santi, 69, and Victor Mariani, 73, both of New York, pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this year to charges they were paid by New Jersey businessman Daniel McGlone to write medically unnecessary prescriptions for customers they had never met or examined. Santi received one to two years in prison and a year of home confinement. Mariani received a year of home confinement. Finland’s Laura Lepisto won the women’s short program in Skate Canada, finishing with 59.18 points in Quebec City. American Emily Hughes, ninth in the 2007 world championships, was second at 58.72, and 17-year-old Japanese skater Mao Asada was third at 58.08. The free skate is today. In the men’s short program, France’s Brian Joubert topped the leaderboard at 78.05, and countryman Yannick Ponsero was second at 67.09. American Scott Smith was eighth at 56.09. Brian Ching and Brad Davis led host Houston to the MLS Western Conference final, scoring in overtime after the Dynamo beat FC Dallas, 2-1, in regulation to tie the two-game, total-goals series. ETC.: Logan Tom scored a team-high 13 points, including three blocks, as the United States defeated Peru, 25-23, 25-14, 25-19, on the opening day of the Women’s World Cup in Hamamatsu, Japan. Tennis Jurisprudence Figure skating Miscellany 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Three starters, including junior center Tyler Hansbrough, are among eight contributors back from that team. North Carolina received 29 first-place votes and 1,728 points from the national media panel. UCLA, which has four starters back from its Final Four team, was No. 1 on 24 ballots and had 1,710 points. Memphis got 18 first-place votes and 1,680 points. Kansas was fourth and Georgetown, which drew the only other first-place vote, was fifth, followed by Louisville, Tennessee, Michigan State, Indiana and Washington State. Marquette was 11th followed by Oregon, Duke, Gonzaga, Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona, USC, Arkansas and Kentucky. The last five ranked teams were North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Southern Illinois and Kansas State. From news services North Carolina is back in its familiar preseason spot – No. 1. For the sixth time since The Associated Press started a preseason college basketball poll in 1961, the Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 Friday. They beat out UCLA and Memphis in a three-way race for the top spot. The Tar Heels ended last season with a 96-84 overtime loss to Georgetown in the regional final.
The McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers! For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday! The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift.Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been. If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own.If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!https://wwwfacebook.com/thecounterdeliirelandLast week’s winner was: Conor Crossan WIN AN XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Counter Deli