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