Manny hurting Freddie with stronger punches

first_imgNLEX set to acquire Guinto Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Despite the throbbing pain emanating from his battered, reddish palms, Roach isn’t complaining.Fact is, the more intense the pain Pacquiao inflicts on him, the happier he gets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“His punches are more powerful than before,” said Roach, who is confident Pacquiao will shine again.“The better he performs, the bigger his chances of fighting bigger names next year.” It means they are getting closer to their wish of ending Pacquiao’s seven-year knockout drought.Pacquiao is gunning for Jessie Vargas’ World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on Nov. 5 and Roach is optimistic that his prized ward would finally tally KO No. 39.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK View comments We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine FILE: Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach inside the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORAHOLLYWOOD—The pounding he’s been getting from Manny Pacquiao is taking its toll on Freddie Roach’s frail body.The seven-time trainer of the year’s left shoulder is aching all over, and so is his elbow, after four rounds of doing the mitts with Pacquiao on Monday afternoon at his Wild Card Gym here.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READlast_img read more

Lineman involved outside of game

first_imgThe ones who score the touchdowns will get the headlines and most of the publicity, but that’s OK with Wallerstein. In football, a successful lineman must be an ultimate team player, and Wallerstein has learned to put his teammates first. “When they do well, I do well,” Wallerstein said. “When they’re in the newspaper, I know I’m doing my job.” Wallerstein is a part of a top-notch offensive line that includes returning starters Marc Valdez, Nick Madia and Nick Peterson. There isn’t another team in the league with as much strength and blocking skills. “It’s good to have teammates like these guys because if one of us falls, there’s always someone there to pick him up,” Wallerstein said. Wallerstein hopes football can carry him, and with his height and experience there’s a good chance he can develop into a major-college prospect. Beyond dreams of the NFL, Wallerstein hopes to become a forensic scientist. “I like science, and it would fun to investigate stuff,” he said. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – A.J. Wallerstein, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound offensive lineman at Canyon High, isn’t your typical football player. He loves to mix it up as much as anyone, helping Canyon to a Southern Section Div. II championship as a sophomore starter last season, but there’s a lot more to Wallerstein – not just as a player but as a person. For one, he’s among Canyon’s top students, maintaining a 4.2 grade-point average while taking difficult advanced-placement courses. Wallerstein also is on the verge of becoming an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts, and he’s an active member of his local temple. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Perhaps most important, Wallerstein earns a great degree of satisfaction as a full-time summer camp counselor for youngsters ages 6-12. The job has allowed Wallerstein, 15, a chance to give back to the community and to serve as a role model, and he loves being a counselor. “Basically, my main job is to just watch out for the kids and make sure they don’t get hurt, but there’s a lot more to it,” Wallerstein said. “It’s a lot of fun, and I’d like to think the kids believe I’m doing a good job.” Besides his counselor job and daily four-hour football practices, Wallerstein has also managed to fit in an online AP chemistry course through John Hopkins University this summer in hope of lightening his academic load this fall. “He’s got a lot on his plate. He’s extremely well-rounded,” said Wallerstein’s father, David. “A.J. is just really good with kids, too.” Soon, the focus turns to football as Canyon prepares for the season opener in late August. Wallerstein’s main job will be to open holes for star running back J.J. DiLuigi, who scored a Foothill League-record 43touchdowns last year, and to protect quarterback Ben Longshore, who’s primed for a productive season. last_img read more