Month: November 2019

Blatche status still uncertain as Gilas deals with schedule conflicts for Fiba q’fying

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche’s status with the national team is still up in the air.Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes admitted that he’s still uncertain about the status of the Syracuse native, especially in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “With the current format, we will play two games in November. How are you going to approach that? It’s a very difficult situation,” stressed the mentor.Another challenge is convincing prospects to stay in the country and not entertain offers elsewhere if  SBP decides to naturalize another player.“It’s another way, to hire a full-time naturalized player who will be with us day-in and day-out, but that’s going to be very costly. We are talking to several prospects, but that’s not easy. You have to convince them to stay here and not think about the other leagues. Also, we have to go through the Congress and their contracts. It’s really a tedious process,” he said. “That’s why we are very happy that we have a reliable big man in Christian (Standhardinger), but he will also leave for the ABL in November.”Despite all the problems, Reyes shared that SBP is still in constant communication with Blatche’s camp.“We’re in constantly in touch with his agents. That’s just the way it is and that’s how difficult the situation we’re in with,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img LOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMA Read Next “The situation with Andray is very fluid situation, a constant work in progress for us,” the mentor said Thursday at the homecoming presser hosted by Chooks-to-go at Marco Polo in Ortigas. “By November, he will be playing in his Chinese team so we don’t know if his Chinese team is going to allow him to play.”Gilas’ woes with its naturalized player coincides with the problem  of adjusting  to the new competition schedule, which  Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has been working on for the better part of the year.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 home-and-away qualifiers begin on November, right in the middle of the various national professional tournaments in Asia.That will leave Blatche, who is playing with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association, as well as majority of the PBA players out for the games, unless the SBP comes up with a plan amenable to all the parties involved. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 MOST READlast_img read more

PBA: Pogoy is Rookie of the Year, Ross the Most Improved player

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Miguel star guard Chris Ross was named the Most Improved Player of the season.The star guard won the Finals MVP in the All-Filipino Cup and bagged the Best Player plum in the Commissioner’s Cup to lead the Beermen to two titles this year.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 shutoutMeanwhile, Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Ross, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood, Jalalon completed the all-defensive team.The Samboy Lim sportsmanship award went to Norwood. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT’s Roger Ray Pogoy was recognized as the top rookie of the 2017 PBA Season during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Pogoy edged Phoenix’ Matthew Wright, Kia’s Reden Celda, Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer and Star’s Jio Jalalon the Rookie of the Year award.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice

first_imgKin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trump defends ‘nice’ call with Ukrainian president, attacks Biden PLAY LIST 01:20Trump defends ‘nice’ call with Ukrainian president, attacks Biden00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa But this current side is bereft of confidence, and this loss was Nice’s seventh so far — four more than all last season.Apart from one snapshot from striker Mario Balotelli, Nice made no impact at all in Paris.While Favre’s side is drifting toward the relegation zone, PSG’s win moved it seven points clear of second-placed Monaco.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale pulled out before kickoff and was replaced by Argentine Walter Benitez, who conceded after only three minutes. Di Maria whipped in a free kick from the left and Cavani met it with a diving header that Benitez fumbled at the near post.Benitez made another mistake when he mistimed his run off his line as he tried to intercept Di Maria’s quick pass over the top, and Cavani poked the ball around him before tapping home.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Bulls exercise options on Portis, 4 other players Having netted a career-high 49 goals in all competitions last season, Cavani already has 11 league goals in 10 games and 15 in 13 overall.PSG coach Unai Emery recalled Argentina winger Angel Di Maria and he set up Cavani’s goals, the second witha clever pass over the top of a static defense that is leaking goals.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 shutoutCoach Lucien Favre’s side was the last team to beat PSG in the league, winning 3-1 at home on April 30, and also drew 2-2 away.Nice finished third last season. PSG’s Edinson Cavani celebrates the opening goal during a French League One soccer match Paris-Saint-Germain against Nice at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Edinson Cavani continued his remarkable scoring form with two goals as unbeaten league leader Paris Saint-Germain beat lackluster Nice 3-0 on Friday.Brazil star Neymar was suspended after being sent off in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Marseille. It made little difference, especially with Cavani further underlining his importance.ADVERTISEMENT Cavani’s cushioned header from left back Yuri Berchiche’s cross caused confusion and Nice center half Dante turned the ball into his own net in the 52nd — under pressure from Di Maria and right back Dani Alves.Defending champion Monaco has a tough match away to Bordeaux on Saturday and must cope without Radamel Falcao, the league’s top scorer with 13 goals in nine games. The Colombia striker has muscle fatigue.Keita Balde, who joined from Lazio and scored his first Monaco goal last weekend, is expected to lead the attack. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Jacobs easily outpoints Arias in return to ring

first_imgAlejandro cherishes time with Jarin: ‘He’s like a father figure to us’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “I want to stay active, we have major plans,” the 30-year-old Jacobs said. “We are going to invade Canada so they can see my face, and I will call them out later.”Arias, 18-1 of Milwaukee, annoyed Jacobs at times with his style, but Jacobs never was in anything but control.Most of that aggression came late as Jacobs searched for the shot that would stop Arias. That punch never came, but it didn’t matter.Wearing trunks with the name of his young son, Nate, sewn on the belt, Jacobs entered the ring with a grin, and kept smiling throughout introductions. He was grimacing at points during the fight, but only because of the way Arias was carrying himself.When Arias attempted to hug Jacobs after the 12th round, Jacobs refused.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, boxer Daniel “Danny” Jacobs attends the premiere of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at the SVA Theatre on, in New York. Jacobs is heading back into the ring, determined to build off a defeat that, in many ways, was a victory. Jacobs will fight Luis Arias on Nov. 11 at the former Nassau Coliseum, now called NYCB Live, his first bout under a promotional agreement with Ed Hearn that he hopes will lead him back to a title. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)UNIONDALE, N.Y. — It wasn’t the impressive showing he sought. Still, Danny Jacobs was happy to be back in the ring, and to be an easy winner over an outmatched Luis Arias.Jacobs dominated on Saturday night in a middleweight bout as lopsided as a fight can get.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next “We are in there to hurt each other, but it took me a couple minutes to get it out of my system,” Jacobs said.On the HBO undercard before 6,921 at Nassau Coliseum — the former home of the NHL’s Islanders — Long Island welterweight Cletus Seldin battered Mexico’s Roberto Ortiz for most of three rounds before a deep cut on Ortiz’s right eye and cheek caused a stoppage. Seldin, a Long Islander who has a loud following at the arena, knocked down Ortiz twice in the opening round, using powerful right hands.Seldin is 21-0 with 17 knockouts as he climbs the welterweight division. Ortiz fell to 35-2-2 and complained that Seldin’s elbow opened the cut further in the third round.Seldin, naturally, disagreed.“You could see how rough and tough and old school the fight was,” Seldin said.Another local fighter, Jarell Miller of Brooklyn, had little trouble with Poland’s Mariusz Wach in a heavyweight bout stopped in the ninth round by the ring doctor. Wach was taking a beating from the undefeated Miller (20-0-1, 18 knockouts), who consistently got inside to land right uppercuts.Miller was far ahead on the scorecards and could be in line for a title fight next year with either Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua. He’ll need to show more movement and speed than he did Saturday night for that to be a prosperous venture. In his return to the ring since an outstanding performance in a loss to champion Gennady Golovkin in March, Jacobs easily swept the judges’ cards, though he often was frustrated by the holding tactics and unorthodox style of Arias. Seeking a knockout in the final rounds, Jacobs punished Arias in the 10th, 11th and 12th, and earned a knockdown that looked more like a slip in the 11th.“I wanted to impress the fans and put on a good show,” Jacobs said. “I hurt him early and once I knew I could hurt him, I got a little more aggressive.”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 shutoutJacobs, a former world champion and one of New York’s most popular fighters, is 33-2 with 29 KOs. He is hopeful of another shot at a title in 2018, though Golovkin will be busy with a rematch with Canelo Alvarez after their draw in September.Jacobs, who overcame bone cancer earlier in his career and is nicknamed “Miracle Man,” held the WBA belt for two years. He remained a force in the division even after his close defeat to Triple G. Next up could be either David Lemieux of Canada or Billy Joe Saunders of England. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Soyud finds confidence despite Adamson’s loss to Ateneo

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Late run pushes GlobalPort past Kia Soyud, a one-time champion with De La Salle in Season 78, scored a total of 17 points in the four games prior to Adamson facing Ateneo.The opposite hitter said they just have to be more consistent in finishing matches after their loss to Ateneo saw their record drop to 2-3.“We really lack that consistency because the past games we’ve really performed poorly,” said Soyud whose team has now lost two straight. “We have to work it out as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Lady Falcons bowed to the Lady Eagles, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10, but it was in this drawback that Soyud regained her confidence.Soyud had her highest-scoring game of the season for the Lady Falcons with 19 points and she’s certain her performance has brought back the confidence she’s searched for after a dismal stretch this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I know my confidence’s back, because I played really horribly the last few games,” said Soyud in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“At first I had all this doubt within me because I really played terribly the past games so I tried to build my confidence back up and try to contribute better for the team.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Eli Soyud still saw some positives after Adamson University’s five-setter loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO—Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new NBA champions did lose a legendary player on Monday.Multiple reports said Durant, the Most Valuable Player of this month’s NBA Finals triumph over Cleveland, will opt out of his contract but re-sign with Golden State in a money-saving move under NBA salary cap rules.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The 10-year NBA veteran would then re-sign with the Warriors, the move enabling the team to have more money for contracts with forward Andre Iguodala and other players.Durant was to be paid about $28 million in salary next season, but he will take about $4 million less than the maximum deal he could have been paid.That will better enable the Warriors to keep together the championship roster that includes Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Georgian center Zaza Pachulia and reserves.Durant won his first NBA crown and helped Golden State claim a second in three seasons by averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, which the Warriors won over Cleveland in five games.Warriors guard Stephen Curry becomes a free agent, but has taken less than maximum money in recent years to set up an expected five-year deal worth $205 million. Curry made $12.1 million last season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES West said his two-year deal to return to Los Angeles came down to being wooed by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, coach Doc Rivers and executive vice president Lawrence Frank.“For them to want me to come here and maybe think I can help, I am really flattered,” West said. “I think they want to establish their own identity in this town and that is what to me is most important — establish their own identity and ability to win at the very highest level.”West spent the past six seasons with the Warriors. The two-time NBA executive of the year was Lakers general manager/executive vice president of basketball operations for 18 years during which the team won four NBA crowns. He also served as the president of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2002-2007, the team making its first three playoff appearances during West’s tenure.As a player, West was a 14-time All-Star who went to the NBA Finals nine times but won only once. He averaged 27 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds for his career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Mayweather comeback won’t overshadow me—Golovkin What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage READ: Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on topBut the Warriors lost Jerry West, a member of the team’s executive board who on Monday was named a consultant to the Los Angeles Clippers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 79-year-old Hall of Fame guard was an iconic star for the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA’s logo is designed around his silhouette.Durant, who joined the Warriors last July after finishing his contract with Oklahoma City, plans to decline his player option for the 2017-18 campaign and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to reports. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Atwal, Jeev to lead the field at Indian Open golf

first_imgFirst Indian winner on the US PGA Tour Arjun Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh and three-time Indian Open winner Jyoti Randhawa will headline the star-studded field of the Hero Honda Indian Open golf starting at the Delhi Golf Club on December 2.The $ 1.25mn extravaganza will see 38 Indians in fray, 30 professionals and eight amateurs, along with many Indian stars including defending champion Chinnaswamy Muniyappa, Anirban Lahiri, SSP Chowrasia, Shiv Kapur and Swedish born player of Indian origin Daniel Chopra.The large field at the four-day event will also have the participation from Asian Tour including former champion Liang Wenchong of China who is making big strides on the One-AsiaTour recently.This would be the first time when the entries of the Indian amateurs have been increased from four to eight. Asian Tour director, Htwe Hla Han said that the growing power of Indian golf has impressed the Tour to increase the participation of amateurs.”At nowhere on the Asian Tour do we allow more than four of the country’s top amateurs.But Asian Tour is highly impressed with the speed India is producing quality golfers.We want to provide more Indian amateurs a chance to gain experience and confidence through participation in big events, so we have increased the number of entries to eight,” said Htwe at the sidelines of the launching ceremony of the Indian Open on Monday.Fresh from defending his BILT Open title Anirban Lahiri, who also finished third in the previous edition of the Indian Open envisages it as an opportunity to claim his maiden victory on the Asian Tour.advertisement”Last year, I had a good fourth round of 64 to climb to the third place. My game has improved in last one year and I will try to continue it at the Indian Open as well. I am desperately looking for an Asian Tour win and Indian Open is a right opportunity for that,” said Lahiri.Last time the tournament was organised at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon in October where Muniyappa became the seventh Indian to clinch the title. This time around the venue and the timing have been changed.While the reason for switching the venue could be because of a huge fan base at the DGC, the change in timing is largely because of the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China from November 12. The last date of accepting the entries is Sunday.For the first time the tournament will be broadcasted on ESPN for all four days.last_img read more

Coach blames poor practice for wrestlers’ failure

first_imgIndian wrestlers came a cropper at the Asian Games and the performance in Guangzhou was a reality check for the grapplers basking in the glow of their impressive Commonwealth Games (CWG) show. The wrestlers managed to add just three bronze to India’s tally of 64 medals.While the Indians ruled the mat at home in the Commonwealth Games, the strong challenge posed by Iranian, Kazakh and Uzbek grapplers has exposed India’s deficiencies which need to be ironed out before the London Olympics. World champion Sushil Kumar was the most prominent name missing from the Indian ranks at the Asian Games and there were hardly anyone else who surged into prominence.National coach Jagminder Singh blames the lack of adequate time for preparation as one of the reasons for Indian wrestlers not faring well.” Those were not the best of days for us but there were a lot of factors that were responsible for this kind of show,” Jagminder told Mail Today soon after his return from Guangzhou. ” There were a lot of felicitation functions that we had to attend after the CWG. We could not even say no to these invitations and our practice was affected due to these events,” he noted.Indian wrestlers featured in 18 categories which included 14 for men but only three of them – Mausam Khatri, Sunil Kumar Rana and Ravinder Singh – managed a medal for the country.Narsingh Pancham Yadav, the gold medallist at the CWG and Asian Championships, drew a lot of attention but failed to replicate his previous performances.advertisementRajiv Tomar, who could not participate in the CWG after he was pulled out of the squad for a dope offence, got his opportunity at the Asiad but the 120kg category wrestler returned empty- handed.” We had our hopes from Rajiv Tomar but just a couple of days before his bout he was down with fever. Otherwise, he was definitely in with a chance,” Jagminder said.The Asian Games have served as an eyeopener for Indian wrestlers and there is still a lot to be achieved before they can pose a serious challenge to grapplers from Kazakhstan, Iran, Uzbekistan and other Asian countries. ” The standard of wrestling in Asia is as good as we get at the World Championships. Our wrestlers were unlucky on a few occasions but I think we have the kind of athletes who can match the best wrestlers of the world.” It’s time to move ahead and think about the future. We have our Nationals starting on December 25 and we will draw a road map for the London Olympics,” he said.last_img read more

UP: Minor blinded for resisting rape, 2 cops suspended

first_imgIn a shocking incident from Kannauj, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in both her eyes by men who tried to rape her on early Saturday morning.The assailants then fled the spot leaving the girl battling for her life.Villagers found the girl in a field and rushed her to a nearby district hospital.Doctors at the Vinod Dixit hospital said that the girl has lost sight in one eye completely and has suffered nearly 80 per cent damage in the other.One Constable and a Sub-Inspector have been suspended for failing to register an FIR when the girl was first brought to the police station.A case of rape and attempt to murder has been registered against the two accused. Both the accused are absconding.The incident comes as a major blow to the Mayawati government, which is already facing flak for the Lakhimpur rape and murder case.A 14-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree inside the premises of Nighasan Police Station in Lakhimpur district on June 10.The victim’s mother in her complaint had alleged that the girl was raped and murdered after which 11 policemen were placed under suspension.While local police ruled out murder citing post mortem report, the state government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident.The second post mortem conducted by a panel of expert from Lucknow confirmed that the girl was strangulated, but ruled out rape.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

Rich haul of medals for archers at Shanghai World Cup Stage IV

first_imgIt was a stellar day for Indian archery at the World Cup Stage IV with a haul of a gold, a silver and a bronze medal in Shanghai on Saturday.While the women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro put it across Italy in the final, Deepika secured a bronze in the individual event after beating Erwina Safitri of Indonesia.In another heartening result, the compound team of Jignas Chittibomma, Chinnaraju Srither and Kh. Ratan Singh finished with a silver medal after losing to powerhouses United States in the final.It is the first medal ever for the Indian men’s compound team in a World Cup. The Indian women’s recurve team exacted revenge for the disappointment suffered at the Turin world championships, where the Italians reigned supreme on home turf.Jignas Chittibomma was part of the Indian men’s compound team.The Indian trio took an early lead after six arrows when the team of Pia Carmen Lionetti, Guendalina Sartori and Natalia Valeeva got off to a bad start.India led 52-47 after the first end.In the second, India were marginally better than their opponents but put the issue beyond doubt with a dominant 57-51 edge in the third end with three 10s in a row. It meant that even though the Italians took the fourth end 54-53, they could not prevent India from sealing a comprehensive 215-204 triumph.In all, the Indians had seven perfect 10s to five for the Italians.Mexico bagged the bronze medal with a 216-207 win over Russia.advertisementThe women’s individual bronze medal match, soon after the team final, was a contest between two teenagers as the 17-year-old Deepika upstaged Safitri, who is a year older to her, 6-4.It was a rematch of the quarter- final at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games where the Indian prevailed 7-3.However, Saturday’s match was not an easy affair as Deepika had to recover from an early deficit and the contest was decided by the final arrow in the fifth set.The Indonesian had an impressive 8-10-10 start to an 8-9-8 from Deepika to take the first set 28-25. But the Indian quickly recovered and took the next two sets 28-26 and 26-24.However, Safitri forced a decider taking the fourth set with a 29- 26 result, aided by two perfect 10s.In the fifth set, Deepika edged ahead 9- 8 after the first arrow.The contest rested on a knife’s edge when both archers scored 10 in the second arrow.The Indian let the door ajar with an eight on her final attempt and the Indonesian could have won the contest with a 10.However, pressure got to her and she could only manage seven and the medal went to the more consistent Deepika.The Indian had only two perfect 10s as against six from the Indonesian. Deepika got out of the yellow zone just five times while Safitri did so on eight occasions. Russia’s Inna Stepanova won the gold medal beating Berengere Schuh 6-4.In the men’s compound event, the Indians went down 235-229 to Americans Braden Gellenthien, Reo Wilde and Rodger Willett Junior. It was the first match between the two teams in the event. The Indians were at par with their opponents in the second and third ends but the lead they conceded at the start and the end proved crucial. The six straight 10s the Americans scored in the first end was the highlight. Mexico defeated Australia 234-231 for the bronze.The women’s compound team of Jhano Hansdah, Gagandeep Kaur and Namita Yadav missed out on a medal when they went down 217- 219 to the Philippines in the bronze medal match.The men’s recurve team of Atanu Das, Thupuvoyi Swuro and Jayanta Talukdar finished seventh.last_img read more

Rivalry paused as Perez joins Bolick’s trek to pro league

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOf all the times that the careers of CJ Perez and Robert Bolick intersected, there is one point that makes the Lyceum star feel like his career is irreversibly linked to that of his NCAA rival from San Beda.“Personally, I feel like we’re motivated to prove the teams who who didn’t take enough risk with us [and see] what we’re really made of,” Perez told the Inquirer on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Top two volleyball clubs in Superliga collide in yet another championship duel Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Add one more: On Sunday, they both step on the same stage—one that opens a new arc in their hoop stories.Perez, Bolick and Ray Parks Jr., are projected to be the top three picks in Sunday’s PBA Rookie Draft.They’ve come across each other a lot of times that Perez joked: “Actually, during the Draft combine, I no longer wanted to guard him.”“We’ve been doing that for quite some time. Though I’m honored to have played against Robert in my collegiate career.”But whatever rivalry they had in college will have to wait to blossom in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT “We bounced around schools, right?” he added.While Bolick spent a lot of minutes on the bench with La Salle before blossoming into a clutch leader with the Lions, Perez jumped from San Sebastian to Ateneo before finding a home with the Pirates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefIt is just one of the similarities both cagers share.They’ve battled in the last two NCAA title duels—Bolick won both—and were named to the national team pool for the 2023 Basketball World Cup, which the country is hosting. MOST READcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ 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 “I think we’ll have to start over. We’re all rookies going to take up roles in the PBA. Very rare are the ones who are immediate stars in the league,” he noted.  “There’s no rivalry, for now.”Perez, now 25, puts everything else on hold as he focuses on his newborn child and the the milestone he’s about to hit next week.“I still can’t believe I’m going to the PBA. I’ve been in college for quite a while so I wasn’t really expecting I’ll be here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Delhi is a super megapolis

first_imgMy family first set up home in what was soon to become New Delhi, the new capital of British India, over a century ago. While our family’s main home continued to be in north-western Punjab, in the Sindh Sagar Doab, the family enterprise set up by Sardar Bahadur Sujan Singh,My family first set up home in what was soon to become New Delhi, the new capital of British India, over a century ago. While our family’s main home continued to be in north-western Punjab, in the Sindh Sagar Doab, the family enterprise set up by Sardar Bahadur Sujan Singh (1857-1929) had won the contracts to build the majority of the new imperial capital. Growing up in Delhi with a large gaggle of cousins of varying ages in Sujan Singh Park was great fun. Almost every evening we played cricket, football and even cycle polo in the lawns after which, sometimes, one of my great-uncles would lay on a super high-tea in the garden, served by his turbaned, liveried butler. A number of uncles and aunts would join in the fun. School was walking distance from home-The Junior Modern School-and after graduating from primary school we all took the bus to Modern School, Barakhamba Road.My parents felt that learning various games and sports was an essential part of my upbringing and thus I was enrolled in numerous classes including tennis, golf, swimming, equestrian and polo. Some of my happiest memories are learning to ride at the President’s Bodyguard Parade Ground, which at the time, functioned as a Polo Club. It was here that I used to ride on the trails of the Delhi Ridge with my father, and also where I first learnt to play the sport, which has become an enduring passion.Before I was born, my parents had fallen in love with Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and with its easy connectivity to Delhi, that was where we went most. I was regularly pulled out of school for a ‘jungle-education’ which has held me in good stead for the career I eventually chose. This apart, even within Delhi, I was taken on walks around the numerous historical sites that make up this extraordinarily historical city. Sadly, as Delhi grew our urban planners let us down with unplanned development, shoddy infrastructure, and horrid architecture. If only the blueprint of the original New Delhi had been used, of course adapted to the times, we would have had a much more pleasing city. That having been said, there is still no other city in India where I would rather live. Delhi is now a vibrant, multicultural, ‘super-megapolis’ with interesting people from all walks of life. There are few places in India where one can meet such a diverse array of people in the same room; from politicians to artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs. My children Sujan and Amrit who were born in New Delhi are the 6th generation of our family to live in this layered and ever evolving capital of India.advertisementThe author is Chief Executive Sujanlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Team India’s sordid saga finally comes to an end!

first_imgEngland players celebrate after winning the 5th Test and the series 3-1 against IndiaEngland’s bowlers destroyed India’s batting order once again, dismissing the tourists for 94 to seal a 3-1 series victory on day three of the fifth test at the Oval on Sunday.Statistical Highlights Chris Jordan and James Anderson spearheaded England’s attack as the hosts thrashed India by an innings and 244 runs.India resumed the second session on 9-2 and 50 minutes later than scheduled due to a rain delay.Cheteshwar Pujara edged Anderson behind to Jos Buttler for 11, adding to his earlier lbw wicket of Murali Vijay before the interval.A brilliant catch from Gary Ballance, diving across from third slip to grasp a thin low edge with one hand, saw Ajinkya Rahane (4) fall to Stuart Broad, before Chris Woakes removed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a duck. Woakes had earlier run out Gautam Gambhir from mid-on.Jordan was then introduced into the bowling attack and propelled England to victory. He dismissed Virat Kohli (20) with a delivery that swung late and got a nick to England captain Alastair Cook at first slip. Ravichandran Ashwin (7) followed with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4), both catches taken by Ian Bell.Varun Aaron was then run out when Moeen Ali and Buttler combined before Jordan’s bouncer could only be fended skywards by Ishant Sharma and Ali was underneath to take the catch and seal victory for England.Joe Root started the day by making an unbeaten 149 as England added 101 runs in 11.3 overs as it was bowled out for a commanding 486, a score that India could not get close to in two innings.advertisementThe series victory completes a remarkable turnaround for England, which trailed the series 1-0 after defeat in the second test at Lord’s amid questions about Cook’s future as a batsman and captain. For India, it is the second time in as many tests it has been beaten in three days.last_img read more

Celtics spoil Dwyane Wade’s final Garden visit

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) reaches in on a steal-attempt against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Celtics showed Dwyane Wade plenty of appreciation in his final regular-season visit to TD Garden.They also made sure his memories of that visit included a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Heat: Had 15 turnovers. Shot just 27% from the 3-point line (10 of 37).Celtics: It was Horford’s second career triple-double and first as a Celtic. His first was Jan. 13, 2015, with Atlanta.PAYING RESPECTWade used his shoes to write a special remembrance in honor of rapper Nipsey Hussle , who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday.“Nipsey Hussle. Rest in Heaven,” the message read.The 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was an Eritrean-American father of two who was engaged to actress Lauren London. He was lauded for his philanthropic work in the Los Angeles area.Hussle’s friends across the music industry and other stars, including Rihanna and Snoop Dogg, took to social media to express their condolences as well. Many used the opportunity to point out his role in uplifting African Americans through his community initiatives.“It’s just hard,” Irving said. “Knowing what Nipsey stood for, what he was trying to promote in the community around the world.”INJURY UPDATEMiami’s Derrick Jones Jr. left the game in the first quarter with a right knee injury after a collision with Irving in the first half. Spoelstra said he would have a MRI in Miami. UP NEXTHeat: Host Celtics on WednesdayCeltics: Visit Heat on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Miami (38-39) maintained its half-game lead over Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East after the Magic’s 121-109 loss to Toronto.Two nights after Wade received a warm welcome in Madison Square Garden and picked up a victory in his final game against the New York Knicks, Boston gave him a similar greeting at TD Garden on Monday.Before the game, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge presented Wade with a plaque in commemoration of his career accomplishments.Later, he received a loud ovation from Boston fans when he subbed into the game in the first quarter.“We’ve had so many battles in the playoffs, but appreciate the respect they’ve shown me as a player to give me the plaque and send me away with a piece of the history of the Celtics,” Wade said. That was so cool, and I didn’t expect it at all.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Raptors clinch Atlantic Division after rallying past Magic It was one of the few highlights for either Wade or Miami in the first half.The Celtics jumped out to 30-8 lead after the Heat started just 3 for 14 from the field, including 0 for 7 from the 3-point line.Boston led by as many as 23 points in the second quarter before its lead shrunk to three with 6:44 left in the fourth after the Heat went back to a zone that had been effective at times in the first half.The Celtics continued to have some issues with it but were able to knock down a pair of 3-pointers to help push their lead back up to 101-92.The Heat took advantage of some Boston turnovers and got a jumper from Wade that cut it to 103-100 with 2 minutes left.Dion Waiters missed a 3-pointer for Miami that would have tied the game and Irving converted on a three-point play on the other end.Following a tip-in by Wade, Irving found nothing but air on a fading 3-point attempt, giving it back to Miami. But the Heat’s ensuing possession ended with Kelly Olynyk’s turnover.Irving then was fouled and calmly sank a pair of free throws.“We just could not get it over the hump to close out game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.TIP-INScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and Boston held off the Miami Heat 110-105 on Monday night.Al Horford added 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (46-32), who are trying to beat out the Indiana Pacers for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ll see when we get there,” Irving said of how the Celtics are trending with the playoffs two weeks away. “I’m pretty sure I think we know who we’re going to play, but we’ll see how it pans out.”Goran Dragic led the Heat with 30 points. Bam Adebayo added 19 points and 14 rebounds. Wade finished with 17 points and seven assists. 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Phoenix hangs on in Game 3, cuts SMB lead to 2-1

first_imgHontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES “We just came back,” Victolero said after Magnolia’s 85-74 victory over Rain or Shine in Game 3. “They’re still ahead in the series.” “I actually wish it’s always the Holy Week so we’d have a longer rest,” he added with a wry smile.The Hotshots hope to reap the benefits of the five-day break as they shoot for the series-tying win against the Elasto Painters at 7 p.m. Monday. And then, hopefully, they’d take it from there.“We’re a bit drained physically and mentally,” Victolero said.  “It’s great for both teams. But all the more for us. Seven games in 14 nights? That’s hard.”The good thing about this is that we still have a chance,” he added. The Scores:Phoenix 92—Abueva 18, Wright 18, Chua 15, Jazul 14, Perkins 8, Intal 8, Kramer 5, Revilla 4, Mallari 2, Napoles 0, Mendoza 0, Dennison 0, Guevarra 0.San Miguel 90—Fajardo 22, Cabagnot 18, Romeo 16, Standhardinger 16, Ross 8, Pessumal 3, Santos 3, Rosser 2, Nabong 2, Zamar 0, Tubid 0.Quarters: 21-19, 40-36, 64-66, 92-90. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix Pulse couldn’t have picked a better day to rise from the ashes and get back in the thick of its best-of-seven semifinal fight with San Miguel Beer in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel, behind reigning five-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo’s 22 points, stayed within striking range in the second half. Alex Cabagnot tossed 18 more while Christian Standhardinger and Terrence Romeo added 16 each.San Miguel played without Marcio Lassiter, who was suited up but was kept on the bench because of back pains.“Of course we expected [the Beermen] to keep it close,” Alas said of San Miguel’s comeback late in the game.Meanwhile, There was no doubt that coach Chito Victolero was pleased with how Magnolia scored a breakthrough victory in its PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series with Rain or Shine last Tuesday.But there was also no denying that the animated Hotshots mentor was doubly pleased with the respite his team got after playing a back-breaking schedule.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Heeding its coach’s call to be “tougher than their toughest,” the Fuel Masters sliced their Final Four deficit with the Beermen to 2-1 after a gutsy 92-90 Easter Sunday win at Smart Araneta Coliseum and keep alive hopes of making a first title series appearance alive.Calvin Abueva was the spearhead of the Phoenix offense in the first three quarters, before Matthew Wright hit six straight free throws in the dying minutes that preserved the victory and give the Fuel Masters some form of momentum heading into Game 4 Tuesday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I have to commend them for their resiliency,” coach Louie Alas said of his wards while giving special mention to Wright, who played through a mild case of bronchitis.“The important thing was to hang in there and match their (Beermen’s) toughness,” he added. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH bet Carlo Biado falls to Taiwan’s Kevin Cheng in WPA Players Championship View commentslast_img read more

UAAP volleyball: Ateneo nabs twice-to-beat after blanking of Adamson

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines–Ateneo took no chances against Adamson to prevail, 25-16, 28-26, 25-17, Wednesday to secure a twice-to-beat incentive going into the Final Four of the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT At 11-2, the Lady Eagles can even go all the way to the No. 1 spot in the semis if they win on Sunday, fighting the ousted University of the East Lady Warriors in the last elimination day.The Lady Eagles finished the match in just one hour and 27 minutes with Kat Tolentino topscoring with 17 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMaddie Madayag scored 13 points for Ateneo which slingshot back to the winning orbit after suffering its second defeat of the season at the hands of La Salle.RELATED VIDEOlast_img read more

Hotshots ready to defy the odds

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Nobody believes we could. And that’s understandable, they are, after all, a powerhouse team,” Chito Victolero said when asked about being at the cusp of dethroning the Beermen in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals’ Game 6 clash set at 6:30 p.m.“And we’re the underdogs. We’ve been that since the quarterfinals, the semifinals. We’re maybe the only ones who believe,” he added. “Though whenever we believe, good things happen to us. That’s why it’s our battle cry.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMagnolia struggled to get sober from its championship hangover, which cost them three games early in the Philippine Cup. They managed to only win one game halfway through the eliminations, putting them in a precarious situation for a playoff spot.The Hotshots, though, won five of their last six to barely making it to the middle pack for the playoffs. From there, they went on to face crowd darling Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals and the second-seeded Rain or Shine in the semifinals. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We (may) have arrested our rebounding woes, but we’re not able to execute in the last few possessions especially when their big men were in foul trouble,” he added. “I guess the break is not on our side. There was a lot of drama, too, earlier.”But being under the harsh spotlight of drama a scenario all too familiar for Austria and his wards. San Miguel, after all, is the only team to ever come back from a 0-3 hole to win the title.“Were just unfortunate that we’re unable to score in the last three possessions,” Austria said. “I just hope in the next game we’ll come out with a lot more energy. It’s do-or-die for us.”The clash is set to feature two contrasting play styles with Magnolia trying to whip out its stingy defense anew, and San Miguel looking to overwhelm through scoring once more.Victolero, who has long harped about giving themselves a chance at beating the “mighty” Beermen, will have more than an opportunity as they now wield another weapon: a psychological edge off a 3-2 lead.But the Magnolia mentor is not trying to put much premium on that.“This will be extra hard,” he said of closing out San Miguel. “We know San Miguel. They don’t go down easily. You saw it earlier, we were up 13 in the last six minutes. They tied it.”“We just have to do this all over again—keeping the score low—to give ourselves a chance in the end.” DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ian Sangalang hopes Avengers won’t ruin possible Sunday endgame Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated But they say everything is clearer in hindsight. Victolero couldn’t agree more as he believes that along with their title run last year has helped the Hotshots grow into the worthy challenger they are now against the Beermen.“We battled in a lot of situations like these before. They (Hotshots) now know how to win,” he said.Magnolia looks to wrest the role of the the team etches its name deeper into PBA lore when it tries to foil San Miguel’s bid for an unprecedented “five-peat” in the all-Filipino conference.Meanwhile, the Beermen, if its any consolation, know where exactly they fell short in narrow 88-86 Game 5 loss on Friday night.“I think it was evident that our shot selection was poor,” coach Leo Austria said. “It’s hard to win when you’re only making 29.8 percent of your field goals.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Never tell Chito Victolero and his charges the odds.Magnolia has defied narratives over and over again in the PBA Philippine Cup and they look to bend another once more when they shoot to knock the crown off the San Miguel Beer Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Atletico Madrid Stiker Diego Costa May Need Surgery on Injured Neck

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atletico madridDiego Costafootball First Published: November 14, 2019, 7:26 PM IST Madrid: Striker Diego Costa has a neck injury that could require surgery and sideline him for about three months.Atlético Madrid says X-rays on Thursday show Costa has a herniated cervical disc. The club says he will be evaluated by neurosurgery specialists in the next few days to decide which treatment options will be chosen. If surgery is needed, Costa could be out for about three months.The Brazil-born striker had been feeling discomfort in the neck and upper back area in recent days.He played on Sunday for about 10 minutes off the bench in the team’s 3-1 win over Espanyol in the Spanish league.Costa has two goals in 15 appearances this season. last_img read more