‘Gago’ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ‘People evacuated on their own’ “I’m trying to fit in where they need me so far, but you can’t really tell until you have a game.”Tautuaa, the first overall draft pick in 2015, joined the vaunted club Monday last week in a shocker of a deal that shipped another top draft choice in Christian Standhardinger to NorthPort.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Tautuaa, who is having a sort of a career resurgence with regards to production, knows that people are giddy about the Beermen’s looming matchup with his former team, which is slated this Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But the Filipino-Tongan stressed that he is not even looking that far out. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Not giving up his shot: Ben Simmons’ jumper could lift 76ers 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ “That’s not what I’m worried about,” he said. “What I’m worried about is making sure I fit in and bring what I can to the table.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “We’ll find out tomorrow and see how I do—how I fit in and what coach wants me to do,” said Tautuaa.San Miguel is set to unleash him this Sunday against 3-3 Columbian, a team that has been so unpredictable this year, defeating the Beermen twice in the elimination phase this year.So far, Austria wants the 6-foot-8 forward “to complement” the league’s five-time Most Valuable Player, June Mar Fajardo, but Tautuaa is also aware that such a task is a process.“He wants … to make sure June Mar and I can space the floor a little differently for him,” said Tautuaa. “I think [I’m going] off the bench right now as I can tell from practice.”A primary cog in NorthPort’s machine, with averages of 11.3 in points and 8.8 in rebounds, Tautuaa said he’s already expecting a diminished role—and he is remotely bothered by it.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines–Mo Tautuaa, San Miguel Beer’s latest acquisition for its bid for a Triple Crown season, wouldn’t want people to get their hopes up on him just yet.“So far, so good,” he said shortly after the Beermen’s practice at Acropolis Clubhouse on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT
6 AFP or licensors Ronaldo also played for Real Madrid Zidane will be very happy to have Rodrygo at his disposal Getty Images – Getty There may be problems for Real Madrid at the moment but their Champions League victory over Galatasaray suggests that there are much better days ahead.The 13-time winners romped to a 6-0 victory over the Turkish side and are in a very good position to reach the last-16 despite a bad start to their European campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain. Lazio vs Celtic (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 6 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Galatasaray was a match Real were expected to do the business in but the manner of the win may be a welcome surprise for their fans.Veterans Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema got on the scoresheet with the striker bagging two but it was wonderkid Rodrygo who stole the show.The Brazilian, 18, scored a hat-trick, with his first two coming in four minutes.He could have scored the quickest treble in Champions League history when Real were given a penalty six minutes later but club captain Sergio Ramos took it and scored. 6 A number of clubs were interested in Rodrygo but he chose Real Madrid Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty LIVE on talkSPORT Can Rodrygo emulate the likes of fellow Brazilian Neymar Real Madrid were far too good for Galatasaray 2. He is the second youngest player to score a Champions League hat-trickIt’s former Real Madrid striker Raul who holds that record after bagging three goals against Ferencvarosi in October 1995 aged 18 years and 113 days old.Rodrygo is just behind Raul by getting his treble aged 18 years and 301 days old.3. He is the first player born in the 21st century to score in the Champions League for Real MadridBorn in January 2001, Rodrygo is part of that group of footballers born after the millennium who are beginning to make a name for themselves. Feel old yet?4. He is the youngest Brazilian to score in the Champions LeagueThe previous holder was PSG defender Marquinhos, who was aged 19 when he scored against Olympiakos in September 2013.Rodrygo is the second youngest Brazilian to score in a European competition, behind the great Ronaldo, who was 17 years old when he netted for PSV in the UEFA Cup, now known as the Europa League. 6 Like Rodrygo, Neymar is a product of the Santos academy 7. He is rated highly by Real Madrid manager Zinedine ZidaneIf one of the game’s greats thinks you’re good then you’re doing something right.And Real Madrid boss Zidane was full of praise for Rodrygo after the Galatasaray game.Zidane said: “He doesn’t surprise me. He has a bit of everything.“He is intelligent, he learns very fast and wants to learn and improve.“Physically he has to get better but technically, he knows how to do everything with the ball.” getty AFP or licensors Rodrygo did get his third in stoppage-time when he poked home Benzema’s through ball.The forward actually scored a ‘perfect hat-trick’ – left foot, right foot and head – and it’s no surprise people are talking about him.But just who is Rodrygo Silva de Goes? Below you can see 10 facts you may not know about the Real Madrid star.1. He could have joined Barcelona instead of Real MadridYes, it could have been at the Nou Camp where Rodrygo scored his memorable hat-trick, with Barcelona also in the running for him when he was at Santos.His agent insisted that Rodrygo ‘didn’t hesitate’ after hearing Real Madrid were interested though.Rodrygo’s agent, Nick Arcuri said: “Madrid reached an agreement with Santos before any other team because Rodrygo always dreamed of playing for Madrid.“Barcelona and other clubs also wanted him, but he listened to Real Madrid’s offer and he didn’t hesitate.” 4. His dad was a footballerRodrygo is the son of Eric Batista de Goes, 35, who has never played in a league higher than Serie B, the second tier of Brazilian football.5. He scored his first Real Madrid goal 95 seconds into his debutTalk about making an impact!Rodrygo made his long-awaited Real Madrid debut when he came on as a substitute in a LaLiga clash in September.And within 95 seconds, he was on the scoresheet when he controlled a cross-field ball impeccably before running down the left, jinking inside and firing the ball into the bottom left corner.6. He has been compared to Brazil superstar NeymarNo pressure then. There are clearly high hopes for Rodrygo but his former coaches and team-mates gave him the nickname Neymarzinho.An article in Brazilian publication Globo Esporte labelled him ‘new Neymar’ and this was when he was aged 12… 6 6 8. He became sponsored by Nike aged 11Even Neymar had to wait till he was 13 to be signed up by Nike so this is pretty good going.Rodrygo is actually the youngest ever athlete to be signed by the US Sports brand.9. He was named France Football’s fourth best young player under 21 in DecemberOnly Justin Kluivert, Christian Pulisic and of course Kylian Mbappe came ahead of Rodrygo.All three of those players are playing in established European leagues while Rodrygo was still at Santos so he’s done well to get the recognition.10. He is on the 20-man shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy awardIt’s unlikely Rodrygo will win this award with the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Joao Felix and Jadon Sancho also in contention.However, being in with a shout of winning the prize suggests you’ve got a wonderful career ahead of you.