This Saturday, March 2, the Atlanta Track Club is hostingthe Road to Gold 8.2 mile race. The race will serve as a preview of the OlympicMarathon Trials course for February 2020, also taking place in Atlanta. Themarathon trials course will consist of 3 loops of six miles with a final loopof 8.2 miles. The Road to Gold Race will cover both loops and mimic the final8.2 miles of the Olympic Marathon Trials course. The race will host a number ofOlympic hopefuls, offering them only one of two opportunities to run on theclosed streets of the 2020 Olympic Team Trails. Olympic hopefuls from aroundthe country will be entered into a separate division, which will begin justbefore the open race. Run like a futureOlympian at Atlanta’s Road to Gold 8.2 mile race New hearing forpipeline to cross Appalachian Trail has been rejected On Monday a federal appeals court in Richmond, VA denied arequest to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit that would have allowedthe Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Monongahela and George Washington nationalforests, including part of the Appalachian Trail. The request to hold afull-court hearing came from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and theU.S. Forest Service and was rejected by the 4th U.S. Circuit Courtof Appeals. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuitcriticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to approvethe pipeline’s crossing of the trail and that in doing so it had “abdicated itsresponsibility to preserve national forest resources.”
Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearKovalev had been in negotiations to take on unified middleweight champion and WBA “regular” super middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 14. BoxingScene.com reports that both sides are still in talks for the date. SI.com reports Kovalev’s promoter, Main Events, and Alvarez’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, are about $2 million apart. Boxing Scene also reports that if Alvarez-Kovalev does come to fruition, then Yarde will receive a substantial amount of money to step aside. The fact Kovalev vs. Yarde is official puts the ball in Alvarez’s court as to what he wants to do.A fight with Kovalev is still very much on the table, considering $2 million isn’t too much for either promotion. If this is the fight Alvarez really wants instead of a trilogy fight with Gennadiy Golovkin, then he needs to tell Golden Boy to pony up the money to get it done because, in the grand scheme of things beyond a GGG trilogy, this is the most high-profile fight out there for Alvarez.Things can get testy and the possibility remains that Alvarez-Kovalev doesn’t get done. Going back and revisiting the idea of a GGG trilogy isn’t what Alvarez wants; he already went 24 rounds with Golovkin and came out the victor in the rematch last September, and he doesn’t want to give the Kazakh star the satisfaction of getting another crack at him. There’s also WBA (super) super middleweight champion Callum Smith. Both Alvarez and Smith have expressed interest in a fight. That would appear to be the last resort for the Mexican star unless he’s willing to budge from his customary date during Mexican Independence Day weekend. Golden Boy president Eric Gomez told The Athletic that Alvarez would compete on Sept. 14. WBO titleholder Demetrius Andrade, who cruised to a lopsided decision win over Maciej Sulecki last month, is another option. ESPN reported last week that Gomez and Andrade’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, exchanged text messages and talked by phone to see whether Andrade could do a quick turnaround and fight Alvarez. “Boo Boo” took no punishment in his last fight, so Hearn told Gomez there is significant interest. Andrade has been lobbying for the fight on social media, as well.Ultimately, Alvarez can’t go wrong in any of these scenarios.For the face of boxing, though, it has always been about fighting the toughest competition and trying to conquer the biggest challenges, regardless of what anyone thinks. The stakes are high and the ball is in Alvarez’s court, because the second Saturday in September is rapidly approaching. Sergey Kovalev finally has a fight confirmed, and it carries some “Canelo” ramifications.The Russian Boxing Federation announced Friday that Kovalev will be defending his WBO light heavyweight championship against mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Traktor Sports Palace in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Alvin Pasaol added 12 markers and nine rebounds, while Rian Ayonayon got 11 points, five boards, and two assists.Vince Tolentino also contributed 11 markers, two rebounds, and two dimes for Marinerong Pilipino, which forced a three-way logjam for the pole position at 7-2 with CEU and Akari-Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re on a roll and we want to keep on rolling going to the playoffs,” said coach Koy Banal. “Hopefully, we can bring this winning attitude going to the playoffs.”The Skippers jumped on the Coffee Lovers early, establishing a 31-16 lead late in the first quarter after a Kyle Toth triple which set the tone for the remainder of the game. View comments MARINERONG PILIPINO 99 — Robles 19, Pasaol 12, Ayonayon 11, Tolentino 11, Banal 9, Babilonia 6, Eboña 6, Iñigo 5, Terso 5, Lopez 4, Subido 4, Tratter 4, Toth 3, Brill 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 83 — Dionisio 17, Bitoon 13, Jackson 13, Pare 13, Fontanilla 7, Hallare 6, Rubio 6, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Alcober 0.Quarters: 31-18, 56-32, 80-55, 99-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Crabbe, LeVert star as Nets nip Grizzlies In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Marinerong Pilipino shot 50-percent from the field and even took a 30-point lead, 66-36, with a Robles triple at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter.It was a dominating display of basketball from the Skippers as all but one of the 14 players Banal inserted got a field goal.Aris Dionisio paced Gamboa-St. Clare with 17 points and 10 rebounds, as Chris Bitoon, Trevis Jackson, and Mohammed Pare all had 13 markers apiece.The Coffee Lovers remained at sixth place carrying their 5-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino booked its ticket to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs after steamrolling Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 99-83, Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Billy Robles anchored the charge as he fired 13 of his 19 points in the first half to help the Skippers coast to their sixth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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