Kids Company’s Christmas Cracker app encourages text donations

first_img some fun ‘toys’ to play with on your phoneThe app encourages users to text a donation of £5 to the charity to help fund its Christmas Day party which it hosts for 3,500 of London’s most vulnerable children. Advertisement Kids Company, the charity that offers support to vulnerable inner-city children, has created a free Christmas Cracker app for mobile devices, offering some seasonal fun in return for a suggested text donation.The iPhone (iOS) app was created by creative agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, which has worked with Kids Company for seven years. It contains digital versions of Christmas cracker staples: About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis a selection of seasonal jokes voiced by comedian duo Peter Serafinowicz and Sarah Alexander a digital hat to post on photos and share “We don’t want to make people feel guilty at Christmas” says Jane Caldwell, from Kids Company. “We just want to give our most vulnerable children the chance to enjoy themselves too. When the average parent spends over £100 per child on presents, we hope that by spreading a little fun ourselves, people will be inspired to give a little something back.”https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kidscompany-christmas-cracker/id581497263?ls=1&mt=8  87 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 December 2012 | News Tagged with: app christmas Digital mobile Kids Company’s Christmas Cracker app encourages text donationslast_img read more

The Latest: Australia’s NRL rugby to restart on May 28

first_imgThe Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended. April 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28. The NRL has been suspended since March 23.The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series.Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. It will depend on border restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria states and New Zealand opening up.Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”He says “the situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. It is in the best interests of our clubs, our players, our stakeholders and importantly our fans that the competition resumes as quickly and as safely as possible.” ___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka.Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”center_img Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months.Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Australia’s NRL rugby to restart on May 28 Associated Press last_img read more

Hottest ticket in town on Net

first_imgPASADENA – On Jan. 4, as USC and Texas prepare to vie for the national title, scalpers will trawl for thousand-dollar deals in the shadow of the Rose Bowl.Brokers in dingy storefronts are already buying and selling Rose Bowl tickets for many times their $175 face value.And on the Internet, seats for the Bowl Championship Series title game are going for as much as $2,000 apiece.The lucrative resale market for Rose Bowl tickets – some of it legal, some not – figures to be more profitable than ever this year, with two undefeated and top-seeded teams fighting for the national championship. This year, for the first time, the Tournament of Roses will have a cut of the action.For a lump-sum fee, the TofR licensed its online resale rights this fall to a company called RazorGator. Already, before the teams are even officially chosen, RazorGator has sold out the best seats – between the 30 yard lines – for $2,001. If you want two tickets between the 30 and the 10, it’ll cost you a lordly $3,291.“Our Web site is a reflection of where the marketplace is,” said David Lord, RazorGator’s CEO. “We’re servicing customers who don’t care about price. They want to go to whatever they want to go to and they don’t care what it costs. That’s what we do.”Contracts with the college conferences prevent the Tournament from selling the 92,000 Rose Bowl tickets for more than $175 apiece. In years past, TofR officials have scratched their heads in wonder as tickets have gone for 10 times their face value and more. They have not seen a penny of the markup.“Why should eBay be getting all that money when there’s a better model that returns some revenue back to the Tournament of Roses?” Lord asked.RazorGator has sponsorship deals with a growing number of sporting events and professional teams. The company is licensed to use team logos and works to eliminate fraud from the online resale business. In short, RazorGator is trying to legitimize the secondary ticket market.“We wear suits. We have a very credible company,” Lord said. “The guys outside the venues are not the guys we deal with.”Mitch Dorger, the CEO of the Tournament of Roses, declined to reveal the sum RazorGator paid for the sponsorship. Sports Business Journal estimates the figure as “in the low seven figures.”Dorger emphasized that the TofR is not directly involved in the secondary market. As part of the deal, the TofR sold 2,500 game tickets to PrimeSport, a RazorGator subsidiary that sells corporate travel packages. A tour package for two including two nights at the Sheraton Universal and two end-zone seats costs about $4,000.By contrast, the resale market – termed “fan-to-fan exchange” – involves tickets secured through other channels. Ticket-holders register to sell on the RazorGator Web site. RazorGator sets the price and guarantees delivery to the customer. In exchange for the service, the company takes a 10-percent fee from the buyer.“This is a tremendous year,” Lord said, adding that company revenues on the Rose Bowl deal are “well ahead” of projections.The TofR was wary of getting more directly involved with RazorGator’s secondary market at least in part because of concerns about the perception of official scalping, Dorger said. The Tournament has long discouraged its own members from selling their tickets to brokers.“Scalping is too strong a term,” Dorger said. “We were not prepared to go straight into the secondary ticket exchange. That’s not the business we’re in. That’s not what we wanted to get into. The reasons for that are complicated.”David Carter, president of Sports Business Group, said the deal is emblematic of the sports industry’s attempt to marginalize and supplant the middleman. Law enforcement cannot eliminate the market because scalping is only illegal when done at the stadium. Off-site mom-and-pop outfits can make the same transactions legally and without the franchise’s consent.“The sports industry understood they were losing revenue and losing a business opportunity to these guerrilla sales tactics,” Carter said. “With the help of new technology, the industry realized it could organize the arbitrage that was going on. The industry is trying to remove the profit from scalping.”In a separate arrangement, the TofR has agreed to participate in an online futures market for Rose Bowl tickets. On a site called The Ticket Reserve, fans can buy and sell options to purchase tickets at face value.At the beginning of the season, when the BCS picture is unclear, fans can take a flyer on their favorite team’s chances of making the Rose Bowl. If the team does well, the option increases in value. For example, from an initial offering of $100, USC options have appreciated and wound up selling for about $500. If USC had not made the game, the fan option would have been worthless.“It’s very much about fan empowerment,” said Andy Leach, the company’s executive vice president. “For most people, they want to go to the Rose Bowl if their team is in it. It provides them an ability to ensure that at well below the price the tickets would be after the teams are announced.”The TofR made 2,500 end-zone tickets available for the Ticket Reserve’s online market. The Ticket Reserve charges sellers a 10-percent transaction fee and takes 7 percent from buyers. The Tournament gets half of the company’s proceeds. The revenue has been lower than hoped because the market went online late in the season and the BCS standings have been unsuspenseful.Still, the company has big plans and hopes to get a larger allocation of Rose Bowl seats next year.“It may take 10, 20, or 30 years, but our belief is there will never again be a ticket to any live event that doesn’t populate first in the forward market,” said CEO Rick Harmon.Both online deals apply to this year’s bowl game only, and the TofR has not decided whether to renew them for next year.It is unlikely that the deals will keep the scalpers at bay.“There’ll be crews out there waiting for them,” said Pasadena police Lt. Tom Pederson, who runs the vice division. “This is gonna be one of the highest-demand tickets ever.” [email protected](626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Warriors vets like Damian Jones’ positive outlook on season-ending injury

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND — The Warriors’ trusted veteran nearly lost his whole NBA career after breaking his left leg and dislocating his left knee cap. Nearly a decade later, Shaun Livingston sensed third-year center Damian Jones having the right perspective on handling a torn pectoral muscle that will likely sideline him for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.“He’s pretty …last_img

Kurtenbach: Antonio Brown to the Niners? Fans should pump the brakes

first_imgThe 49ers should add a clear-cut, bonafide No. 1 receiver this offseason. They have an elite tight end and a solid stable of pass catchers — some of which are pretty dynamic — but they lack a wide-out that demands the defense’s full attention on every snap, and that could hold back Kyle Shanahan’s offense from entering the NFL’s elite in 2019.The Steelers’ Antonio Brown is, without an ounce of doubt, a No. 1 receiver. The future Hall of Famer has averaged 115 catches, 1,525 yards, and 11 …last_img

Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, stayed on the canvas for a couple of minutes. After rising slowly he had to be helped to his corner stool. The first knockdown came 42 seconds earlier when southpaw Srisaket landed a similar short right hook to the side of the head. Gonzalez was able to get up at the count of seven and continue — but looked out of sorts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 30-year-old Srisaket went to work quickly in the first round, easily landing combinations and body shots — the fruits of months of intense training in the gym for the most important fight of his career.“I trained really hard for four months because I wanted everyone to know what I came here for,” said Srisaket of the brutal beatdown. “I have shown that I am the best 115 pound fighter in the world.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-2 overall, was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for medical treatment.He was trying to avenge the only loss of his career against Srisaket but he failed to put up any defense against the onslaught of the Thai’s superior punches.The former pound-for-pound division king has had several gruelling fights in recent years, which have taken a heavy toll on his 30-year-old body.On the undercard, Japan’s Naoya Inoue won his US debut by defending his 115 pound WBO title with a sixth round knockout of Antonio Nieves. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Thai dynamo silenced critics who had claimed his majority decision win in the first fight six months ago in New York was a fluke and the result of accidental head butts.Both fighters came out swinging from the opening bell in Saturday’s 115-pound rematch at the outdoor StubHub Center stadium, as it became apparent in the early rounds that Srisaket was in charge and the fight likely would not go the distance.“For the first fight I only trained two months. This fight I knew I was going to knock him out,” Srisaket said. “I am not scared of anyone.”Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KOs) said he wanted to make his country proud. “I fought for Thailand, for the pride of Thailand,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) of Thailand celebrates as Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua lays motionless at StubHub Center on September 9, 2017 in Carson, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPSrisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman Gonzalez in the fourth round Saturday with a devastating right hook to retain his WBC super flyweight world title in his second straight win over the former champ. Thailand’s Srisaket knocked ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez down twice in the final round, finishing the challenger off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth. ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215last_img read more

‘He’s with me’: Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR For nearly 4 full hours Wednesday, Johnson stayed the course, over and over, even as the on-court particulars grew complicated. He managed to be OK even after his initial four match points slipped away. And even when he was docked a point by the chair umpire for what an incredulous Johnson considered an innocuous extra hit of the ball deep in the fourth set. And yet again when Coric twice was a single point from forcing a fifth set.Only when, on his fifth chance to end things, Johnson delivered a clean forehand winner to seal the victory, did he let go, dropping onto to his knees near the baseline, his chest heaving, his eyes filling with tears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I have no idea what happened after I hit the forehand. I just kind of collapsed and, emotionally, it got the best of me,” said Johnson, who faces No. 6 Dominic Thiem next. “The other days, I was able to kind of get to the locker room and kind of compose myself a little bit. Today was just such an emotional match. A long match. Up and down. Just to get through it was something that I know I’ll be very proud of.”At the other end of the court, Coric mangled his racket by rearing back and smashing it one, two, three, four times, then after a pause, once more for good measure. US Steve Johnson looks on after a point against Croatia’s Borna Coric during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 31, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS — Steve Johnson held everything in, all of it, until he simply could not any longer.Still mourning the recent death of his father, a tennis coach who helped Johnson learn the game back home in California, the 25th-seeded American didn’t allow the jumble of feelings show outwardly. He didn’t permit them to affect his ability to smack a tennis ball, either, and managed to edge Borna Coric 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) and reach the French Open’s third round.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Police release Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest video Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There were other winners and losers, of course, on Day 4 of the French Open, but nothing quite so poignant.The 12th-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga left meekly, eliminated 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 by 91st-ranked Renzo Olivo of Argentina after only one game Wednesday in a match suspended a night earlier because of darkness. It was 2008 Australian Open runner-up Tsonga’s first loss in the first round in Paris since his debut 12 years ago.“Last week, I won my first-ever clay tournament,” Tsonga said, referring to an event in Lyon. “And today, I lost at the French Open. It’s the paradox of tennis.”Ah, so philosophical.No call for such reflection from those who advanced, including defending champion Novak Djokovic and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal among the men, and defending champion Garbine Muguruza, former No. 1s Venus Williams (whose pregnant sister Serena was in the stands) and Caroline Wozniacki among the women. There were a couple of surprises: No. 6 Dominika Cibulkova was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by 114th-ranked Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, while 18-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis defeated No. 18 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (5).Two-time major champion Petra Kvitova, who needed surgery on her left hand after a knife attack at her home in December, bowed out in the second match of her comeback, a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) loss to American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.“It’s weird. I mean, I’m disappointed, for sure. I came here to win the matches,” Kvitova said. “The fairytale ended. Now, in upcoming weeks, I think it will be business as usual.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Coric said afterward he knew about the personal difficulty his foe was dealing with.“Super tough, definitely,” the 40th-ranked Croatian said. “And all the credit to him, that he was able to go through this period and also to play this good.”After they shook hands, Johnson leaned his head on his arm atop the net, sobbing.Steve Johnson Sr. passed away three weeks ago.“I know it’s going to be emotional for quite some time. Who knows how long it’ll take? I just know he’s with me. He raised me to be a competitor and a fighter to the last point. And that’s what I try to do with my tennis,” said the 27-year-old Johnson, who won two NCAA singles titles and four team titles at Southern California. “I may not be the best tennis player. But there’s not going to be a day where I’m just going to let you win. I’m going to try and give it my best.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Negre asserts Hockey India is the national body

first_imgInternational Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre has expressed the hope that the Supreme Court of India would eventually rule in favour of the “democratically elected” Hockey India (HI), the national body that FIH recognises.Leandro NegreAlso, Negre categorically said that there was no question of the FIH recognising the KPS Gill-headed Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) as it has been suspended for not adhering to the world governing body’s guidelines on the merger of men’s and women’s bodies.”I would like to remind you that so far the Supreme Court has given good results (verdicts) to us in all cases. Recently, when India had to field a team at the women’s World Cup in Argentina, they allowed HI to send the team.For the Commonwealth Games (CWG) too, it was HI. I am quite sure the result of this case will be in favour of HI. If it doesn’t happen that will be a big damage (to the game in India),” Negre told MAIL TODAY in an interview.HI and IHF are locked in a bitter and messy battle over who controls the game in the country, with the sports ministry being a third party involved in the court cases being fought in Delhi and Patna. IHF had called for AGM/election on October 3 but the Patna High Court put a stay on it when a Bihar hockey official challenged the holding of the AGM.”At this moment, HI has all the authority to be the sole body of hockey in India. For the FIH, it’s very clear: the only body we can recognise in India is HI, no other one. The International Olympic Committee is doing the same,” he stressed. “The future of hockey in India is fantastic, incredible. People will have to stop all these small political issues – it’s egos of some political people – for the best of hockey. These are only personal issues; people have to have a vision for the future.”advertisementAbout the status of the IHF, the FIH president said that for the world body it doesn’t exist. “The IHF was suspended by us three years ago because they didn’t merge with the women’s hockey, and that’s against our constitution. They created a new body called Indian Hockey Confederation but again there was no real merger. Finally, the confederation was also suspended,” he pointed out.”For FIH, it’s a big surprise that after three years IHF has risen again. Why? I submitted this question to many people, but I haven’t got any good answer until now. If some people are looking to damage Indian hockey, go ahead. But they will never be recognised by the FIH. The IHF is past and HI is the future,” he emphasised.Former India captain Pargat Singh lost to Vidya Stokes for the top HI post, but Negre said he would not oppose anyone. “I met Pargat and he told me that he would support HI,” he said.The Spaniard said he’s ready to visit India again if that helps in resolving the complex issues. The FIH, at its congress in Montreux, near Lausanne, next month, is set to amend its constitution vis–vis the upper age limit for its executive board members.”We are reviewing the size of our executive board, and one of the main points is the upper age limit of 70 for its members. I fully support that. If this rule is in the FIH statutes, I have to agree to such a limit for HI (too, as per the new guidelines of the sports ministry),” he said.”I’m sure all the continental federations will abide by the same solution about the age issue. We’d love if all national federations abide by the same steps.” Negre revealed that at next year’s Champions Trophy, the first ever wild cards will be issued to the hosts and Pakistan, though they would be in different pools.”It will be held in three cities. Two of these will be picked from amongst Jalandhar, Mohali, Chandigarh, and Amritsar. There will be a change in format. Instead of two pools, teams will play in a round robin format, there will now be three. The two top teams from each pool will advance to the next stage, a third pool,” he explained.”These two teams will not play against each other again but their results [points] will be counted. This will be followed by the semi-finals and the final.”last_img read more

UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ben Askren, Woodley’s close friend and training partner, survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round of his own UFC debut.Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones took on Anthony Smith in the main event of the pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 31-year-old Usman, a Nigerian-born Texan and former NCAA Division II wrestler, broke into the UFC in 2015 on its long-running competition reality show. He won his first eight UFC bouts and battered ex-champ Rafael Dos Anjos last November to earn his shot at Woodley’s belt.“Can’t nobody handle me,” Usman said. “I’ve been wanting this fight, and I’ll be honest, I might not be the best striker in the world. I might not be the best wrestler in the world. But when it comes to mixing this (stuff) up, I’m the best in the world right now.” “I was bleeding all over the place, so I just squeezed as hard as I could. Everyone is upset with Herb, but he came in and checked on Robbie (in the clinch), and Robbie gave him (no response). As a veteran, that’s on Robbie. That’s not on Herb or me.”The outspoken Askren (19-0), a former U.S. Olympic wrestler, joined the UFC late last year after a decade fighting in other promotions and sparring with UFC President Dana White on social media. The UFC surprisingly added him to its roster last year, trading former flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson to the One Championship promotion.“Dana, is that the best you’ve got? Bring it, baby,” Askren said after beating Lawler.Lawler, the former welterweight champion and crowd-pleasing brawler, was fighting for the first time since December 2017 after tearing a knee ligament in his loss to Dos Anjos.Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt took his third straight loss in the PPV opener, getting stopped by Pedro Munhoz in the final seconds of the first round after their fight turned into an all-out brawl.Earlier, Brazilian light heavyweight Johnny Walker injured his shoulder while doing a celebratory Worm after stopping Misha Cirkunov with a spectacular flying knee in the opening minute.Diego Sanchez, the 37-year-old champion of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” earned his second straight victory with a second-round stoppage of Mickey Gall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc NU stops Adamson’s run, Ateneo halts skid at UE’s expense PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Read Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Kamaru Usman, right, kicks Tyron Woodley during a welterweight mixed martial arts title fight at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title Saturday night, dominating Tyron Woodley for a one-sided unanimous decision victory at UFC 235.Woodley (19-4-1) had been the UFC’s 170-pound champ since July 2016 and defended the belt four times, but Usman (15-1) got off to a quick start and never let up in his first career title shot. Usman celebrated in the cage with his daughter before his hand was raised in victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After a close opening round, Usman dominated the second with top control on Woodley, who couldn’t escape or avoid Usman’s elbows. Usman peppered Woodley with body shots in the first three rounds, and he appeared to be close to finishing Woodley in the fourth with punches.Usman won 50-44 on two cards and 50-45 on the third.The 34-year-old Askren’s UFC debut and unbeaten record almost ended abruptly when Lawler picked him up, slammed him down on his head and battered him with punches that left Askren badly bloodied.“It took me a little while to get my bearings after the slam,” Askren said. “I was mostly surprised at how quickly he got me up and down.”Askren survived and eventually gained position on Lawler with a bulldog choke. Lawler was furious when referee Herb Dean stopped the bout, insisting he was fine in the choke. Some cageside observers thought Lawler was unconscious, but he sprung out of the stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more