SEA Games: Gilas cadets dump host Malaysia

first_imgTrending 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Philippines blew host Malaysia apart, 98-66, to score its third straight win Wednesday night in the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball.The win assured the Philippines of a place in the semifinals after victories over Thailand and Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES As a result, Cruz and Amer were ejected with 5:41 left in the third quarter with Gilas protecting a 57-41 lead.READ: Ravena lauds Standhardinger’s efforts in Gilas cadets’ opener winUnfortunately, organizers only meted punishment on the Gilas guards and none on the Malaysians.But that hardly mattered as the Filipinos simply widened their lead by more than 30 points in the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img Read Next Fil-German Christian Standhardinger scored 18 points and 18 rebounds for Gilas.READ: SEA Games: Gilas cadets survive ThailandFEATURED 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 shutoutGame was interrupted by a scuffle involving frustrated Malaysia defender on Kevin Ferrer. Baser Amer, Bryan Cruz and Troy Rosario engaged Malaysian players in pushing contest.Kuek Tian Yuan first fouled Ferrer and refused to let go, prompting Gilas teammates to come to his side but instead of cooling it off, it escalated the situation. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Short on projection, PH gymnasts still log ‘marked progress’ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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Matt Nieto reaping rewards of hardwork over off season

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Season 78 eventually saw Matt develop into his own as he grew into one of Ateneo’s main offensive threats.READ: Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winlessFEATURED 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 shutoutIn Season 80, Matt has more than doubled his career scoring average to 10.8 points to become Ateneo’s leading scorer behind Thirdy Ravena, who averages 17.4 a game.“I’m just doing my job, I’m just finding open lanes, looking for my teammates, and it’s just a bonus that I can make my shots,” said Nieto Wednesday after the Blue Eagles’ 94-84 win over University of Santo Tomas. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He exploded for a career-high 22 points against the winless Tigers in an impressive shooting display as he went 7-of-12 from the field.Matt said this increase in production is the product of an intenstive personal preseason workout.“Maybe I just improved since last season, I just really practiced hard during the summer break,” said Matt. “I’m thankful for my coaches and my teammates for giving the confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Ginebra thwarts San Miguel’s grand slam bid, enters semis Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto just went from twin brother to just about anything for Ateneo.Joining the team in 2015 together his twin brother Mike, Matt struggled to find his form in the first two seasons with the Blue Eagles as he averaged just 4.4 points as an on-and-off rotation player.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exit

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Subido sat out Season 80 citing dissatisfaction with his performance after spending three years with UST.The former La Salle Zobel standout spent 2017 playing for AMA and Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League.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 shutoutSubido isn’t the only former Tiger who will return to the lineup as forward Embons Bonleon also decided to join the team once more following the exit of Boy Sablan as head coach.Bonleon left the Growling Tigers in controversial fashion after calling out Sablan for receiving money in return for playing time. Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Thank you Lord, I’ll be able to come back to the basketball court inside Quadricentennial pavilion,” tweeted Bonleon. UST’s Mario Bonleon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPoint guard Renzo Subido will return to University of Santo Tomas next year after skipping the 80th Season of the UAAP.“Can’t wait to play for my alma mater! Let’s do this! #OneforUST!” posted Subido on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

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Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Almazan declined to give interviews to the media after the game.PBA Office-In-Charge Willie Marcial said he will summon both players on Tuesday.Camson plans to use the meeting to apologize to Marcial and Almazan for his actions.“I will respect the league’s decision and I am willing to ask for forgiveness and apologize to sir Willie and Raymond.” Read Next Kia came into the game having lost 16 straight games dating back to last season and Camson said all the losing was a reason for how he handled the situation.“I didn’t like what happened. I guess I just wanted to win so bad because we’re really tired of losing. We don’t want them (Rain or Shine) to make a run because we know that once they do, we’ll lose our morale,” said Camson, who had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 98-94 victory.READ: PBA: Kia halts 16-game skid, upsets Rain or ShineThe two got into a heated verbal exchange along the Cuneta Astrodome hallway on their way to their respective dugouts but after the game, Camson said he has no problems apologizing to Almazan first.“Being the younger player, I’ll be the one to approach him. I don’t see any problems with that because we’re all playing in the same league and we all have the same job,” he said. “I never wanted any of that to happen. I’m a man and I got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 MOST READ Eric Camson vs Raymond Almazan. PBA IMAGESKia big man Eric Camson said he was merely getting in position for a rebound it wasn’t his intention to hit Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan with an elbow that triggered an ugly fight on Saturday.While fighting for positioning in the shaded area, Camson landed an elbow to the face of Almazan, who quickly retaliated with his own.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The situation escalated after Camson caught Almazan with a punch in the face before players and referees stepped in to restore order.READ: PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It wasn’t intended. The replay will show that I wasn’t going for his face and I was just boxing out,” Camson told reporters in Filipino after the game. “I hit him and it was something unavoidable. Then he got back at me and it was just my pride at that point.”Both got ejected after being slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2. LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Griffin’s departure leaves Clippers in free-agent hunt

first_imgLATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: Lady Falcons eager to sustain winning culture for Adamson Griffin’s stunning departure on Monday — seven months after he signed a $171 million, five-year contract — has paved the way for the Clippers to have plenty of salary-cap room next season, putting them in position to snag a big-name free agent.“With the future flexibility comes great opportunity,” said Lawrence Frank, executive vice president of basketball operations. “It’s going to be an exciting time, not just presently but also going forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe once-beleaguered franchise has never lured a major free agent, just as it has never gotten past the second round of the playoffs.“We feel we’ll always be an attractive place for players to come,” Frank said. “With the goal being that we want to be in a position to compete for an NBA championship, that flexibility is paramount in order to add the talent we want to add to the team.” In exchange for their five-time All-Star forward, the Clippers got forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley and center Boban Marjanovic, along with draft picks.“As long as I look around this place, I don’t see any (championship) banners,” the elder Rivers said. “And until we do that, we’ve got to keep mixing it up.”When Paul headed for Houston, the Clippers got Patrick Beverley in return and acquired Danilo Gallinari in a sign-and-trade deal.That hasn’t worked out so well.Beverley has missed most of the season after having knee surgery in November. Gallinari returned Tuesday night from yet another injury, having missed 35 games this season with a variety of issues.At 25-25, the Clippers are unlikely to win 50 games for a sixth straight season. Griffin played a major role the first five times that happened in franchise history.But he was often injured during his nine years in Los Angeles, starting with a broken left kneecap that delayed his rookie season.“You’re looking at the other teams out there and comparing yourself. If you’re not good enough or if you don’t think you can beat them or if you think you need more help, then you have to do something about it,” Rivers said. “To do something, sometimes you have to take chances. You have to mix it up and change it and see where you can go in the future.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Exactly, Frank said, why the Clippers had to deal their resident superstar.“As much as we valued Blake and all his contributions, we knew there may be a ceiling on the group as presently constructed and we were going to have to make some hard decisions,” he said. “We couldn’t be afraid to be bold.”Still, the move appeared to catch Griffin and his teammates by surprise.“I know he was shocked,” forward Sam Dekker said. “This is his team. This is all he knows. I’m sure he’s nervous and it kind of made him probably sit down for a second and re-evaluate everything.”Austin Rivers, son of coach Doc Rivers, said, “No one saw it coming. I didn’t even believe it when I heard it.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, shoots as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Trail Blazers won 104-96. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Suddenly, the Big Three is down to one. With star guard Chris Paul in Houston and face-of-the-franchise Blake Griffin traded to the Detroit Pistons, only DeAndre Jordan is left from the power trio that propelled the Los Angeles Clippers to relevance.Jordan becomes a free agent this summer and could be gone, too, if he isn’t traded by the Feb. 8 deadline. Lou Williams, leading the NBA in scoring off the bench with 22.2 points per game in his 13th season, might be trade bait, too.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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After shrugging off jitters, Kai Sotto unleashes strength

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sotto finished with a ridiculous triple-double of 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 blocks and he credited his fearlessness for his stellar play.READ: UAAP jrs: Sotto gets triple double as Ateneo overpowers NU in Game 1FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My mindset really was to shake off my fear, my nervousness, and even before the game I had to brush off the jitters,” said Sotto in Filipino after Ateneo punished NU 86-70 Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I’m in practice every day, so why would I be nervous?” Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Sotto picked the most opportune time to shake off his doubts.With Ateneo, which had zero players with finals experience, facing an experience National U in the first game of the Finals of the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball tournament, the 7-foot-2 Sotto worked his magic.ADVERTISEMENT READ: ’23 for 23:’ No rush for young Kai SottoThat proved to be the spark of Blue Eaglets’ game-changing 33-5 run that put Ateneo ahead, 50-35, and for good.Sotto revealed just unleashed all that pent up emotion on the floor against the Bullpups.“I was really excited, and I just released all of it because if I kept it all in I might make some mistakes,” said Sotto. “Dad and the coaches told me that we were lucky enough to have a two-week break so I had time to practice and lift weights.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View comments Eaglets coach Joe Silva had been waiting for a game like this from his giant, and he Sotto did not disappoint.READ: Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors “Actually, he was playing sub-par. Maybe because Kai is not of shape. I don’t know,” said Ateneo coach Joe Silva. “But we always have a personal relationship and He texted me: ‘Watch out for it coach, this it it. I got you coach.’”“You saw the real Kai Sotto, He is a man of his words,” he added.Sotto solidified his shot-blocking presence late in the second quarter, rejecting two straight attempts with the latter one bouncing off the face of Paolo Javillonar.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino 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 LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel survives Kia in thriller, nears twice-to-beatlast_img read more

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NLEX stays hot, fends off Rain or Shine in 2OT

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “We have to learn how to win games like this if we want to go up to the next level. The challenge is to beat contenders and to beat them in a hard game like this,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.“It’s still a learning process for us. To beat Rain or Shine is a testament to the progress that we made,” added Guiao, who guided the Elasto Painters to two championships in his five seasons with the franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Road Warriors are now off to their best start in franchise history at 3-0 after going 2-9 in the previous two conferences.Aaron Fuller posted 33 points and 20 rebounds while Alas, who was named Player of the Week, had another sterling performance with 24 points, 12 coming in the fourth quarter and two overtime periods, 10 rebounds and five assists. PVL: Bali Pure strengthens semis bid, downs Adamson MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESNLEX continued its impressive run after outlasting Rain or Shine, 122-114, in double overtime in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors ended the game on an 11-2 run inside the last three minutes with a 3-pointer by Larry Fonacier off an assist by Kevin Alas putting the game away with 58.9 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Alas forced the second OT, 110-all, after scoring on a layup over ROS big man Beau Belga with 2.6 seconds left.Maverick Ahanmisi flirted with a triple-double with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. He also sank the game-tying basket, 101-all, with 23.5 ticks remaining in regulation. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

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Sallu poaching SRK buddies

first_imgSalman KhanSalman Khan seems to have taken it upon himself to ensure Shah Rukh Khan’s list of foes increase.Farah Khan opted for Salman instead of SRK in her next film after picking Akshay Kumar for Tees Maar Khan. Now Salman is making her feel special. We learnt that to mark Farah’s 44th birthday, he has planned a special bash.The actor is holding a get-together for all her family members and friends at his farmhouse in Panvel, Navi Mumbai.Salman has been good friends with Farah’s hubby Shirish Kunder too. We wonder if Sallu is doing this only to ensure that Farah doesn’t get back on the old backslapping terms with SRK.last_img read more

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Aus Open: Nadal hits top gear in Slam quest

first_imgThe “Rafa Slam” is still alive after Rafael Nadal beat Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 at the Australian Open on Monday to maintain his chance of owning all four Grand Slam trophies at once.Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Marin Cilic post their fourth round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday. APThat’s a feat which hasn’t been achieved since Rod Laver won four majors in 1969.Nadal advanced to a quarterfinal against Spain’s David Ferrer as he attempts to add to the Grand Slam titles he won last year at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.A favourite for the women’s title here, US Open champion Kim Clijsters, also advanced to the quarter-finals on Monday with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.Nadal hasn’t dropped a set through four rounds at Melbourne Park, despite carrying the effects of a virus he picked up two weeks ago in Qatar.”I know how aggressive he can play. I think I played my best match this year here at the Australian Open,” Nadal said. The fourth game went to deuce four times, but Nadal finally prevailed on his service with a forehand smash at the net.In the next game, he set up one of four break points with an amazing get of a Cilic drop shot at the net, sending it across the court to the side line for a winner. He converted for 4-1 and, after serving a double fault on his first set point, Nadal took the opening set when Cilic netted a backhand.advertisementNadal went ahead 4-3 on a service break in the second set, then clinched it when Cilic hit a forehand long. He advanced when Cilic double-faulted on match point.Fifth-seeded Andy Murray also advanced to the quarter-finals, setting up a possible semi-final with Nadal.Kim Clijsters celebrates her win over Ekaterina Makarova. APBut before that, he’ll face an unexpected quarter-final rival after 22-year-old Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov had an upset 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win over fourth-seeded Robin Soderling.No. 7 David Ferrer set up a quarter-final against fellow Spaniard Nadal with his 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over 20-year-old Canadian qualifier Milos Raonic, who’d upset No. 10 Mikhail Youzhny.Soderling dominated the opening set but couldn’t keep it up against Dolgopolov, who is making his fourth appearance in a major and was coming off a five-set win over former Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Clijsters held two set points in the 12th game of the opening set on Makarova’s service which the Russian player fended off. When it went to a tie-breaker, Clijsters’ experience came through and the Belgian dominated, winning the set when Makarova hit a forehand wide.No. 2-ranked Vera Zvonareva continued her roll toward a third consecutive Grand Slam final with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Iveta Benesova. She will face No. 25 Petra Kvitova, who rallied to beat No. 22 Flavia Pennetta 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. No. 12 Agnieszka Radwanska beat China’s Peng Shuai 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 and will meet Clijsters in the quarters.last_img read more

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How CM Nishank pulled a fast one to bail out Ramdev

first_imgThe scene as it played out in front of the people: After repeatedly shouting from the rooftops that he would not give up his fast till his death, Baba Ramdev dramatically ended his indefinite hunger strike on June 12 after a meeting at a private hospital in Dehradun with spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and other seers from Haridwar.The inside story: According to a video uploaded on www.Bhadas4Media.com (http://www.bhadas4media.co m/vividh/11602-2011-06-13-15-08-26.html), Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank seems to have meticulously planned the exit route for Ramdev. In the light of this video, the entire drama created for Ramdev to break his fast by involving the spiritual leaders now appears to be a farce.The two-minute video shows Nishank talking to one “Bapuji” on his mobile phone. The website claims that the “Bapuji” at the other end is veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani. However, it could also be Murari Bapu or some other person.In the course of the conversation, “Bapuji” expresses some apprehensions about Ramdev breaking his fast. At this point, the chief minister clarifies, “No?no?there is nothing like this. I had gone to see Ramdev yesterday and this was decided only after talking to him.”The dialogue also throws light on the drama that took place before the noon hour. “Sri Sri Ravishankar gave me a call in the morning. He asked me to accompany him for breaking Baba Ramdev’s fast. But I am stuck here (Almora) and, due to bad weather, not in a position to fly out. My chopper has returned? As soon as the weather clears, I will go there,” Nishank says.advertisementUttarakhand government’s media adviser Dr Devendra Bhasin said, “The online video is an attempt to damage the state government’s image. The BJP was with Baba Ramdev in raising the black money and corruption issues.”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.last_img read more

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IHF and HI proceed further to resolve crisis

first_imgThe sports ministry has modified some of the clauses of its proposal to bring the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI) under one umbrella, with the executive committee of the unified body consisting of 19 members each from both the factions.IHF president RK Shetty(left)IHF president RK Shetty and HI secretary-general Narinder Batra held a marathon meeting with joint secretary (sports) Injeti Srinivas, and the ministry has given the two factions time till Friday to consider the proposal.While the IHF and HI will have to merge together to run the sport in the country, the former will not be dissolved until the first edition of World Hockey League next year.The ministry had earlier asked the two bodies to increase the strength of executive committee to 33 to accommodate 16 members of the IHF but on Thursday.”We had a lengthy meeting with Hockey India and the sports ministry which went on from afternoon till the evening. It has been suggested that the executive committee’s strength should be raised to 38 with 19 members each from both the parties,” Shetty told Mail Today.However, for the time being, both HI and IHF will work as separate entities.Shetty said that according to the new plan, IHF will function as it has been doing and its ambitious project of the World Hockey League will also go ahead as planned.”We plan to stage the World Hockey League next year after the London Olympics and until then the IHF will not be dissolved. Although to run the game, both IHF and HI will form a unified body.advertisementThe FIH (International Hockey Federation) has also agreed that they will allow the players, who signed up with us by April this year, to play in the World Hockey League,” Shetty said.There were reports earlier that the IHF wasn’t too pleased with the proposals put forth by the ministry. However, HI had no issues with the proposal and accepted it soon after it was recommended.The proposals were the last ditch-effort by the sports ministry in order to get Indian hockey administration back on track.last_img read more

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BCCI has its way, ICC fails to ratify universal DRS

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) again had its way on the contentious Decision Review System (DRS) after ICC failed to ratify its universal application following India’s opposition to the technology.The issue was discussed at the ICC’s Executive Board meeting here on Tuesday night, but was not put to a vote despite perceived support from most of the full member nations.The BCCI had stuck to its stand by objecting to the technology after the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee had recommended mandatory use of the DRS in Tests and one-dayers.The issue was brought up but was not discussed at the meeting, which was chaired by outgoing ICC president Sharad Pawar.The development effectively retained the DRS in its current form — to be used in a mutually agreed arrangement in bilateral series.The motion for the universal application of the DRS was put to the Executive Board by the CEC on Monday, also through a “unanimous” non-vote, with the BCCI’s opposing stance being noted and the matter not being put to vote.The CEC had said it was satisfied with the improvements in technology in the fourth year of the DRS, which included new Hot Spot cameras and independent ball-tracking research.As far as other CEC recommendations were concerned, the ECB opposed the idea of cricket being included in the Olympic Games via the Twenty20 format.The ICC Executive Board will also settle issues regarding a constitutional amendment, the fourth in 16 years, to the process of appointing the ICC president, making the presidency an annual ceremonial term and creating a parallel and more powerful post of chairman.advertisementThe meeting was attended by the Board presidents of the 10 Full Member nations and three representatives of Associate and Affiliate nations, besides ICC vice-president Alan Isaac, outgoing Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat and ICC’s principal advisor I S Bindra and Pawar.last_img read more

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‘I honestly feel John Wright is one man who can do a lot of good for Indian cricket’

first_imgSaurav GangulyIt should give the old codgers a coronary. Sourav Ganguly leads India in the Test series against New Zealand this month just one Test victory short of equalling Mohammed Azharuddin’s record as the most successful Indian captain. Ganguly took over in mid-2000 during a difficult period post-match fixing and,Saurav GangulyIt should give the old codgers a coronary. Sourav Ganguly leads India in the Test series against New Zealand this month just one Test victory short of equalling Mohammed Azharuddin’s record as the most successful Indian captain. Ganguly took over in mid-2000 during a difficult period post-match fixing and has led India in 30 Tests with 13 wins, 8 losses and 9 draws to Azhar’s 14 wins, 14 defeats and 19 draws from 47 Tests. In one-dayers, Ganguly has 43 wins from 82 matches, while Azhar had 89 from 173. The controversial and confrontational lefthander from Bengal tells Associate Editor Sharda Ugra about the pains and pleasures of the toughest job in Indian sport.Q. In four of their last five away series, the Indians have gone into the final Test with a chance to win but haven’t. Will New Zealand be different?A. It’s my one aim, my dream to win a series overseas. We have come close so many times now – the talk of 16 years and no away – series wins goes on and it can be irritating, but cricket’s not about talk, not about ifs and buts. Until we do it, such talk will remain. New Zealand will be a tough side at home. But my team has a lot of talent. I haven’t been part of an Indian team that has so much talent and I’m being frank here.Q . You’re now one short of Mohammed Azharuddin’s record of most Test wins by an Indian captain. When did the possibility of breaking that record strike you?A. When I started I didn’t know whether I would survive as captain. You don’t start a career thinking about statistics, but now when you’re close to a record like this, you feel good. But every win is a team effort. You feel good because the players you have backed through thick and thin have delivered the goods. It’s a very satisfying feeling.Q. India may have had a good year. But where are we in relation to Australia? What would happen if we toured Australia for a Test and one-day series now?A. Australia are still the No. 1 Test team. In one-day cricket we are at par with the best team in the world, which is still Australia. Australia are formidable, but I think we have played well in all conditions recently, in England, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Last year we had a lot of injuries that hampered our campaigns abroad.Q. But where is your team in the rankings at the moment?A. I don’t believe in rankings. Sometimes the rankings surprise me. I don’t think it’s fair to judge a team on the basis of rankings. This year we’ve lost one series in the West Indies and a one-day series at home, but other than that we’ve won everything and we drew the Test series in England.Q. How would you say your captaincy has changed?A. It is a job you grow into. Any captain will take some time to settle down. Nobody is an outstanding leader straightaway. When I became captain we had a very young team. It was a bit difficult to get them to combine but we managed to do that by retaining the same team for a certain span of time. I’m a much better captain now I think, more mature I hope. I analyse situations much better. Fatherhood has changed me, I’ve become more patient. When you get back home and see your daughter smile, you forget whether you had a good day or a bad day.Q. What’s been the trademark of your captaincy?A. More than winning Tests and winning overseas, I feel that every player in this team believes injustice won’t be done to him. Which I think is a huge thing in a dressing room.Q. Knowing Indian cricket from the inside, did you think you could change things when you took over?A. Definitely. I believed I could. At this level you have to feel you can make things happen. I got a lot of confidence when I led the team in the ICC Trophy in Kenya. The way we played made me feel I could turn things around with this side. When I led in Toronto in 1999 we didn’t have Sachin Tendulkar, Ajay Jadeja, Javagal Srinath, Azhar and Anil Kumble, yet we still beat a full-strength West Indies that had Courtney Walsh, Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.Q . You’re considered a seamer-friendly rather than a spinner-friendly captain, which is not common among Indians.A. No, not really. It depends on the surface. This year in England we played two spinners for the most part of the series. Except at Lord’s, where I thought I made a mistake by playing only one spinner. I didn’t expect the wicket to turn so much. It’s only in the West Indies that I played one spinner – the wickets were not helpful and they had good players of spin bowling.Q. Indian captains aren’t known to be as emotional or demonstrative either.A. There have been many times when emotion has got the better of me… like after we won the NatWest Trophy final. But it is easier when your side plays well – it’s always the case with captaincy. Look at Steve Waugh. I’m not saying his job is easy but obviously he has a much easier time than other captains because he has such a fantastic side. This year all our batsmen have scored runs when the team was in trouble. It has made things easier for me and allowed me to be more settled.Q. What’s the worst part of the job?A. It’s a tough job. I’ve gone grey because of it – I think so anyway. It’s tension, hard work. Captaincy is extra pressure on top of what you have as a player. The best part is the honour of being the man who leads the Indian team. The worst is when you don’t do well, then you just have to cop it.Q. How do you cop it if you think the criticism is unfair?A. To people I know, I ask, ‘Why are you making things difficult?’ I do. A lot of times I’ve felt – and I may be wrong –  that criticism is based on personal likes and dislikes, which is unfair. But that goes with the job and you have got to get used to it. I have always thought that when I walk out on the field leading India I will give my best. I don’t want to come off the field thinking I could have given a bit more. Obviously I make mistakes, everybody does, no captain is perfect. I think I’m mentally tough, otherwise I would have never survived seven years in Test cricket and I intend to survive a bit longer.Q. Knowing what you know now, what do you tell your players who are struggling?A. Last year when I was not getting runs, Rahul Dravid told me, ‘You’re one evening away from greatness’. That line has had a huge effect on my cricketing career. I now tell players who are struggling what Rahul told me – keep working hard and do the things you did when you played well and believe.Q. Weren’t you more fortunate than most captains to have fewer seniors and fewer egos to appease in the team?A. A team is like a family. In a family, a lot of things depend on how your elders are. The atmosphere in the dressing room depends on how the senior guys behave. Ours have done a fantastic job of passing on good habits, good practices. It’s up to the younger players to now pass that on. Even if some injustice was done to them they should ensure it isn’t repeated with their juniors.Q. Weren’t you lucky also to ask for and get a foreign coach?A. It wasn’t just me. All of us were involved. Sachin was equally important in the process, Anil, Rahul, all of us. We couldn’t let things be the way they were. People don’t remember personal glory. People won’t recall how many runs Mohammed Kaif scored in the NatWest final or what Rahul scored in Headingley. They only remember India won the NatWest final and at Leeds batting first on a seaming wicket. People remember India won.John Wright is a very good man. I trust him a lot. Many times I do things on my own. He may give me a suggestion but I may try something else. But the best thing he has done is to send the right vibes in the dressing room about hardwork and fitness. I honestly feel he is one man who can do a lot of good for Indian cricket. Some day somebody else will be captain and they will have another coach but I think John should still be involved with Indian cricket. He has a lot of ideas, he can help youngsters grow and become better players.Q. Captains are known to turn to books for inspiration and growth. You’re not a great reader, so where do you turn?A. I’m not fond of reading, no. I draw inspiration from people I see around me. I have a lot of regard for Steve Waugh as a character, as a cricketer. He got a hundred in Sharjah under pressure and I watched every ball of his innings. I get a lot of inspiration from his career, how he conducts his cricket.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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London Olympics 2012: Triple jumper Mayookha crashes out

first_imgIndia’s sole woman triple jumper in London Olympics Mayookha Johny crashed out of the Games, failing to qualify for the finals with a disappointing 13th place finish in Group B here on Friday.The Indian finished a dismal 22nd overall with a best effort of 13.77 metres, which she got in her first attempt at the Olympic Stadium.Things only got worse for her as she jumped 13.68m in the second and 13.22m in the third.Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan had the highest jump in the qualification round with a 14.79m.Mayookha earned a last-minute qualification for the Games after an impressive showing in a German competition.last_img read more

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Myles Turner, Pacers beat up well-worn Wizards

first_imgIndiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) works the ball toward the basket against the defense of Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS — Even well-rested opponents haven’t had much chance against Myles Turner recently.The night after a marathon victory, the Washington Wizards didn’t have the legs to keep up.ADVERTISEMENT Turner had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat sluggish Washington 105-89 on Sunday.The Wizards were coming off a triple-overtime win over Phoenix in Washington the previous night. They shot a season-low 36.8 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We knew they were fatigued, but it’s an NBA team, so they’re going to go out there and give us their best shot,” Turner said.Turner has a double-double in four straight games after never stringing together more than two straight in his career. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 Ravenas, Baser Amer dish holiday assist to the poor on Christmas Eve Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img MOST READ Bryant said fatigue was a pretty big factor.“We had some open looks at the beginning of the second half that just didn’t fall for us and a little fatigue set it,” he said. “But I felt we pushed through.”Turner was 3-of-10 shooting in the first half, but finished 8 of 17.“In the second half, he starting knocking down shots and rotating the ball,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “That’s the read he and (Sabonis) have to make.”Indiana stretched its seven-point halftime lead to 84-64 in the third quarter. The Wizards were 8-of-30 shooting in the period.“Our defense towards the end of the third quarter, we locked down and we got three or four stops in a row,” Turner said.The Wizards had 13 first-half turnovers, eight more than the Pacers.The Wizards finished with 22 turnovers while the Pacers had 17, including nine in fourth quarter.“We are still turning the ball over too many times,” McMillan said. “We just got careless in the fourth quarter. You have to play the game for 48 minutes.”Turnovers frustrated Wizards coach Scott Brooks as well. “He’s been playing well on both ends of the floor,” guard Victor Oladipo said. “Defensively, he’s been amazing for us.”Turner said he is being more aggressive on his rebounding.“Just going to go get the ball as opposed to just kind of waiting for it to come to me,” he said. “I think that’s the big difference.”The Pacers had seven players in double-figure scoring. Domantas Sabonis came off the bench to contribute 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 13 of his 14 points in the first half.Markieff Morris led the Wizards with 16 points off the bench. Thomas Bryant added 11 points, hitting 3 of 6 shots a night after making all 14 attempts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “When you play against a good team, you have to take care of the ball, especially on the road,” Brooks said. “They scored 25 points off of our turnovers. We haven’t played well on the road.”TIP-INSWizards: John Wall played after missing Saturday night’s game against Phoenix with flu-like symptoms. Wall had seven points on 1-of-7 shooting … Washington has lost seven of nine to fall to 13-21. … After registering his first career triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, leading scorer Bradley Beal had a quiet night with a season-low seven points.Pacers: Darren Collison, Aaron Holiday and Oladipo each scored 12 points and Thaddeus Young had 10. … Tyreke Evans missed his second consecutive game with a bruised right knee. … Pacers are the only team in 2018 not to lose more than two games in a row.GIVING SPIRITOladipo gifted the Kia car he won as the 2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player to a domestic violence survivor who works with the Julian Center, an Indianapolis organization supporting domestic violence survivors.UP NEXTWizards: Concludes two-game trip at Detroit on Wednesday night.Pacers: Will look to extend its winning streak to three at Atlanta on Wednesday. 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46-point third quarter help Spurs overcome Celtics

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) celebrates a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had to use some colorful language to explain to the Spurs at halftime that their lack of aggression was troubling him.The Spurs responded with their highest-scoring quarter in 25 years.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 The Spurs made 19 of 25 shots (76 percent) in the third quarter and finished with its best period since 1993. It was their 12th-highest output of any quarter in franchise history and second-highest in the third.The Spurs opened the game 1 for 6 from the field and shot 22 percent in the opening period while scoring a season-low 17 points in the first quarter. Boston shot better from 3-point (35 percent) than San Antonio did from the field (33) in the first half.Jaylen Brown had a season-high 30 points, but Boston was unable to maintain its first-half advantage.“Seemed like they were just waiting in the weeds,” said Kyrie Irving, who had 16 points and eight assists. “I’m pretty sure Pop got in their rear ends and really told them play hard or you’re not stepping on the floor and you just see that maximum level just go up and our level just stayed the same.”Irving suffered a scratched cornea in both eyes during a collision with Marco Belinelli with 7:22 remaining in the game. Irving exited to the locker room but returned to the bench and game a couple minutes later. Boston coach Brad Stevens was unsure of Irving’s status for Wednesday’s home game against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View comments “I’m wearing sunglasses, so not too good,” Irving said when asked how he felt, “but it’ll be all right though.”Still, Irving was more upset with the pounding the Spurs put on the Celtics. San Antonio attacked the paint in the second half with brawny Boston post Aron Baynes out due to a fractured finger.Aldridge finished scored 12 points in the third quarter and 17 in the second half. He finished 13 for 23 from the field along with nine rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots.“He’s been a beast, without a doubt,” Popovich said.White also took advantage of the lack of rim protection, scoring 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the second half. He also led the defense on Irving.“For the game, they said you’ve got to make him work on defense,” White said. “If you just let him play one side of the court, it will be a long night for us. So, I just wanted to make him work down there and attack.”San Antonio forward Davis Bertans was 5 for 8 on 3-pointers in scoring 17 points. The Spurs finished 14 for 26 on 3-pointers.TIP-INSCeltics: After taking New Year’s Day off, Boston returns to action Jan. 2 to open a four-game homestand. . Brown’s previous season high of 23 points came Dec. 8 at Chicago.Spurs: Gay missed his fifth game of the season, missing three previously due to a sore right heel and sitting out another for rest. Popovich is not sure how long the sprained left wrist will sideline Gay. San Antonio is 2-3 without Gay. … Jakob Poeltl made his fourth start of the season and first since Oct. 24. Poeltl started three of the Spurs’ first four games before joining the team’s bench. … Spurs center Pau Gasol received a big ovation in his first game since Nov. 4. Gasol missed 26 games with a stress fracture in his right foot. He was active for the past two games on the road against the Nuggets and Clippers, but the Spurs chose to keep him out until returning home. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points and San Antonio rode a 46-point third quarter to a 120-111 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.DeMar DeRozan, who had 13 points and 10 assists, said the Spurs were “cussed out by Pop” at halftime after shooting 22 percent in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We were playing really tentative, real indecisive, hesitating, wasn’t being aggressive,” DeRozan said. “The whole dynamic of us, our aggression, changed. We just got out (in the second half) and played like we’ve been playing.”Derrick White had a career-high 22 points for San Antonio, which has won 11 of 13 to close within four games of the top spot in the Western Conference. MOST READ LATEST STORIES On fire: James Harden’s 40-point triple double leads Rockets to 5th straight win Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting WHAT’S NEXTDeRozan was extremely upset when Toronto traded him and Poeltl to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green in the offseason. He vowed to gain revenge on the Raptors when they faced the Spurs but has since accepted the trade and admits he isn’t focused on Thursday’s matchup.“Honestly, I wish I had something cool to say to look for it, but I haven’t thought about it at all,” DeRozan said. “I’m pretty sure once I get the questions about it, at some point I’m going to get to it but I haven’t been thinking about it.”UP NEXTCeltics: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night.Spurs: Host Toronto on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

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Marcial scores ko in Prague

first_imgMOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Pacio gets rematch assurance ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes 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 US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The 23-year-old Marcial said he’s not yet in peak form, but he was in solid enough shape to knock out hometown bet Milos Bartil in the third round of their middleweight clash (75 kilograms).Marcial floored Bartil twice in the opening round. Come the third, he continued to rain down heavy combinations, compelling referee Tomas Smid to stop the fight held at Prague Hilton Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMarcial was awarded a trophy made of crystal and glass. But more importantly, he earned another stripe on his young career which launched off when he won the Aiba Youth World Championships in 2011.“He will still need to have more conditioning and sparring but he will get there because he’s hardworking,” said coach Ronald Chavez at the end of the intercontinental meet. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eumir Felix Marcial once again allowed his fists do the talking.The reticent Zamboanga native, known for his sensational knockout victories in the past two Southeast Asian Games, stopped his opponent cold as the Europe vs Asia Boxing Tournament ended in an 8-8 draw Saturday night in Czech Republic.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more

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Germany’s Miroslav Klose equals Ronaldo’s World Cup goals record

first_imgThe Germany striker clinched his 15th career World Cup goal against Ghana on Sunday Veteran German striker Miroslav Klose has the World Cup goals record after scoring as a substitute against Ghana on Saturday.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos The 36-year-old Klose made it 2-2 for Germany in the 71st minute for his 15th career World Cup goal, equaling the mark set by former Brazil striker Ronaldo.Klose scored just two minutes after coming on as a substitute for goal scorer Mario Goetze.He celebrated the record with an acrobatic flip, cheered on by the predominantly pro-German crowd at Arena Castelao in Fortaleza.Team Lineups(from):Germany: Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng (Shkodran Mustafi, 46th), Per Mertesacker, Mats Hummels, Benedikt Howedes; Sami Khedira (Bastian Schweinsteiger, 70th), Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil; Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze (Miroslav Klose, 69th)Ghana: Fatau Dauda; Harrison Afful, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah; Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari, Mohammed Rabiu (Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, 78th), Christian Atsu (Mubarak Wakaso, 72nd), Andre Ayew; Kevin-Prince Boateng (Jordan Ayew, 52nd), Asamoah Gyanlast_img read more

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Salman Khan, Nargis Fakhri woo all at the launch of much-hyped song Devil

first_imgThe much- hyped song, Devil, from Salman Khan’s upcoming film Kick was launched at a grand event at a popular Mumbai nightclub on Friday.The song, which will highlight the actor’s character, has been picturised on Salman and will feature Nargis Fakhri in a special appearance. In a part of the song, Nargis is seen dressed in black lacy shorts. Devil, which is composed and sung by rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, is already a hit on the Internet.At Friday’s launch event, Nargis was the centre of attraction while the film’s lead heroine, Jacqueline Fernandez, was missing from the do.Salman wore his trademark humour on his sleeve as he took to the stage to launch the song.He talked about his experiences of shooting the film in Poland, among various other shoot locations.Since the film’s songs have picked up well by the audience, Salman is hopeful that the film, too, will be liked by his fans.The song has been given an edgy look and has some swift dance movesAfter interacting with guests for a while, Salman invited Nargis on the stage and, to make the moment special, crooned Tu Hi Tu- a romantic track from Kick. Since Salman has sung the song in the film as well, he is anxiously waiting to see the audience response. Choreographed by Ahmed Khan, Devil outlays the theme of the film. It has been given an edgy look and has some swift dance moves. Nargis said she enjoyed dancing on the peppy tune.advertisementBigwig producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who has made his debut as director with this film, has, for the first time, massively publicised a song through an event. Before its official release, a high- level social media campaign was launched and Twitter hashtag # findthedevil was released to engage anxiously waiting fans.Kick is a remake of a Telugu hit of the same name.After the below expectation show of his last release Jai Ho, Salman has been extra careful with Kick’s promotional strategy.last_img read more

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