Korean star Kim takes notice of PH volleybelles’ improvement

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief And even though she led the beating, Kim had high praise for the Philippines.“I think they are so much better now, I saw them like two or three years ago and they did not play like that,” said Kim of the 79th-ranked Philippines in the FIVB world rankings. “I mean, they’ve improved a lot especially that they are very young. I’m sure they can improve after this.” Against the Philippines, however, Kim was thrust much earlier when she entered the floor near the end of the first set when the Filipinos were attempting to break the Koreans in the opening period.READ: Facing KYK huge challenge, morale-booster for PH volleybellesKim would finish of the first set and eventually lead the Koreans to a sweep, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12.“It was close in the first set and in the beginning of the second set so I expected to play,” said Kim who had 12 points against the Philippines.The Philippines were leading 10-7 in the second set when Kim made her second appearance, and for good measure she started the third set for Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Korea captain Kim Yeon-koung had played just 10 minutes during the group stages of the AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship so it came as a huge surprise when she stepped up against the host in the classification stages.Kim sat out the first two games in the preliminaries as she got permission from Korea head coach Hong Sungjin to take a breather after just competing in the FIVB World Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES The Fenerbahce outside hitter, though, told Hong that she was ready to play against the Philippines in their first game in the classification round.READ: AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeatedFEATURED 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 shutout“I spoke with our coach and he said to be ready for the game so I told him that I was ready,” said Kim Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena.Kim played late against Vietnam in Korea’s final group stage game as she entered the match in the fourth set to lead the 10th-ranked team in the world to a 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22 win. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Playing against royalty in 2017 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View commentslast_img read more

PH’s Dumaan treks rough road to gold in pencak silat

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Almohaidib Abad and Cherry May Regalado were still in contention for golds in the men’s and women’s artistic divisions late Tuesday. Dumaan, 21, needed to run off his excess weight for the tanding Class A 45-50 kilogram division but still had enough strength to defeat Indonesia’s Firman, 4-1, in the Southeast Asian Games final held at Bukit Kiara here.READ: Lesser-known sport gives life to struggling PH SEA Games bidFEATURED 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 shutoutA newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City-native was overweight by 4.4 pounds prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan, who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Sports science boosts pencak silat team LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Dumaan was discovered from the national games, according to Kiram.“But he worked his way up the national team after impressive sparring with national team members,” she added.Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took the bronze medals in the division.It was the first pencak silat gold medal scored by the Philippines in the SEA Games since 2005.Before Dumaan hit paydirt, Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega and Jefferson Rhey Loon copped the bronzes in the women’s tanking Class A, men’s tanding Class C and Class D, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR —Dines Dumaan went through the wringer to give the Philippines a coveted gold in pencak silat Tuesday.And while it wasn’t enough to avert yet another failed bid by the country in the biennial meet, the gold was worth a celebration.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH University of Santo Tomas is one step closer to its title retention bid after slipping past Far Eastern University, 22-20, 17-21, 15-13, to complete a sweep of the eliminations of the UAAP Season 80 women’s beach volleyball tournament Thursday at SM Sands by the Bay.Reigning MVP Cherry Rondina let partner Caitlyn Viray take over in the end game as scored the Golden Tigresses’ final three points to ensure UST’s 7-0 record and automatic bye to the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Articles01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next “Of course it’s still not over, we want to get that gold medal,” said Rondina in Fiipino. “This is also a good experience for Cait who’s just starting her beach volleyball career. The competition is very tough and FEU is a really tough opponent.”The Lady Tamaraws finished the eliminations with a 6-1 record and will hold a twice-to-beat advantage in the second series of the step-ladder semifinals.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 shutoutUST had a 6-2 lead at the start of the third set before the FEU duo of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza rallied back to take a 10-9 lead on Viray’s error.FEU the managed to tie the set at 12-12 just before Viray closed the affair for UST. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president St. Benilde halts four-game slump, drops also-ran EAC in OT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon and May Luna clinched the last semifinals slot after brushing off Ateneo’s Bea de Leon and Jules Samonte, 21-10, 21-9, to finish the eliminations with a 4-3 card.The Lady Spikers will face University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos and Ayel Estrañero in the first series of the step-ladder semifinals. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Spurs rallied behind their usual formula of hounding defense and 3-point shooting.Davis Bertans hit three consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter, tying it at 78 with 38 seconds remaining with his final 3 of the run. The 3-pointer also closed a 58-35 run after the Spurs trailed 43-20.The Thunder closed the first quarter on an 18-2 run. The Spurs had a season-low 15 points in the opening period.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City entered the game leading the league in steals (10.4) and opponent turnovers (19.0). The Thunder have never finished in the top five in either category since leaving Seattle. … Westbrook, Anthony and George have split game-high scoring honors throughout the season. George has led six times and Westbrook and Anthony have done so on five occasions each. … Nick Collinson did not play for the 14th time this season. The 15-year veteran played five minutes in his only appearance of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LeBron’s 39 lead Cavs to OT win against Clippers Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, who has not played this season, remained out with right quadriceps tendinopathy. There is no timeline on his return. … Tony Parker worked out with Spurs shooting guru Chip Engelland during morning workouts as he rehabilitates from quadriceps surgery. … Kyle Anderson stayed in the lineup after getting hit in the jaw while battling for a rebound under the Thunder’s basket with three minutes remaining in the game. … San Antonio’s previous low in the opening quarter was 17 points at Dallas on Nov. 14. UP NEXTThunder: Visit New Orleans on Monday night in their first game against the Pelicans after sweeping last season’s series.Spurs: Host Atlanta on Monday night before embarking on a two-game trip. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Aldridge put back of Green’s missed 3-pointer gave the Spurs a 102-99 lead with 24.2 seconds remaining.The Thunder missed two 3-pointers on the ensuing possession, but Carmelo Anthony tracked down a second offensive rebound and made a 25-footer with his foot on the 3-point line to cut the lead to 102-101.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 shutoutGasol made two free throws, and Russell Westbrook stumbled to the court and threw up an airball on a 3-point attempt.Anthony had 20 points to lead the Thunder. Westbrook was held to 15 points after scoring 10 in the opening period. He was 5 for 22 from the field. Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan, right, reacts as San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-101. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Friday night.Danny Green added 17 points, and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City’s three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao’s dream league comes to reality; Parañaque wins

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “There are lots of places which wanted to join,” he said as the league organizers opted to limit the participating teams to just 10. “Once it grows, it will be like the NBA. If they have East and West, here we can have North and South.”MPBL’s first conference, named the Anta Rajah Cup, tipped off at the historic Big Dome with Daniel de Guzman of Parañaque scoring the league’s first basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Paranaque Patriots withstood the Caloocan Supremos, 70-60, to open the festivities, with Gab Dagangon leading the way with 20 points and nine rebounds.Also seeing action in the league are Bataan Defenders, Batangas Tanduay Athletics, Bulacan Kuyas, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classics. Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ahanmisi powers Akari-Adamson in thrilling win over Marinerong Pilipino Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending 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 Citycenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Pacquiao couldn’t help but beam with pride seeing his dream turn into reality.“This has been in the works for over a year, and we tried to find the formula to make this good and involve the mass in this league. The LGUs are involved and we’re including the localities here, both the cities and the provinces,” he said.The eight division boxing world champion also believes that the MPBL will be vital in finding new gems in the local level, same as to how he got his break in the pug-fighting scene.“I got into boxing when I was young because weekly, there were fights staged in our place. I see it the same way here, that we can do that in basketball,” said the 39-year-old public servant.“In time, we can discover good basketball players because anybody can play here. Those who are already old but are still good can play, while the young players who are also good are given a chance, not just to play in a league but also be seen by the whole country.”ADVERTISEMENT MPBL founder Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonFinally unveiling his Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) on Thursday, founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao only has big dreams for the program moving forward.So big are those ambitions that he sees the newly founded league turning to something reminiscent of that of the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian rolls to 4th straight win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rivalry rekindled as Gargano falls in NXT Takeover: Philadelphia PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending 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 Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian continued its rampage, posting its fourth straight win with a 25-23, 25-6, 25-14 victory over Lyceum in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Nikka Marielle Dalisay carried the load for the Lady Stags with 16 points, 12 coming off kills and four off service aces.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Joyce Sta. Rita and Dangie Encarnacion also poured in 10 hits apiece.The Lady Stags rose to 5-2 as the undermanned squad now sits at third place, behind unbeaten Arellano and San Beda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBien Elaine Juanillo led the fight for the Lady Pirates with eight points.In the second match, Jose Rizal University shook off a late fightback by Mapua to win in four sets, 25-23, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Dolly Grace Verzosa unleashed 21 points, 19 coming off spikes, to go with two aces while Shola Alvarez scored 13 of her 15 points off hits.Karen Cay Montojo added 12 as JRU climbed to 4-3.The Lady Bombers were poised to win in straight sets, but the Lady Cardinals battled back to force the fourth set.Katrina Racelis paced winless Mapua (0-7) with 16 kills, while Jan Andrea Morano had 10.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rain or Shine dumps Magnolia for 3rd straight win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Raymond Almazan vs Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine raced to the top four of the standings after brushing off league-leader Magnolia, 101-95, in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Calasiao Sports Complex.The Elasto Painters are all alone at the no. 4 spot of with a 5-3 card while the Hotshots absorbed their second straight loss to drop to third seed at 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for 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 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Rain or Shine, which never trailed for the full 48 minutes, asserted its dominance as early as the second quarter going on a 16-4 run to end the first half with a 47-35 lead. Ed Daquioag gave the Elasto Painters their biggest lead of the game at 21 points, 67-46, after he converted on a three-point play with 5:41 left in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRaymond Almazan led Rain or Shine with 23 points, six rebounds, and three blocks while James Yap, one of biggest stars of the Magnolia franchise, added 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Elasto Painters.Gabe Norwood and Maverick Ahanmisi both had 12 points for Rain or Shine while also grabbing a combined 15 rebounds. View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Cobb stars as La Salle halts late UP rally to stay unbeaten John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Aldrech Ramos paced the Hotshots with 27 points. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Aus TV channel sting totally bogus: Delhi Police

first_imgReacting to a sting operation carried out by an Australian television channel on the Commonwealth Games secruity, the Delhi Police termed it as “totally bogus, motivated and deliberately planted” on Tuesday night.The channel in its sting operation claimed that there was a secruity breach at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium.Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said the sting operation was “totally bogus and incorrect” and the reporter was trying to create a false impression of security breach by walking from barricades placed on the main road near the stadium which were only meant to divert vehicles.He said the spot was far away from the main entry gate of the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium from where the actual manual checking of those entering the venue is done.”Such a sting operation seems to be motivated and deliberately planted in which the reporter does not even know that ammonium nitrate is a fertiliser and a known prohibited item for sale in India,” Bhagat said.”At this stage, the reporter had not reached up to the checking point,” he said, adding, there is no security lock- down at the stadium. The reporter was detected at the perimeter where the security checks begin.Security will be bolstered with additional deployments after complete lock down, he said.In a ‘lock-down’, the entire venue is completely sanitised by security agencies and is sealed after a thorough check of each room available. The only time when the seals will be taken off is when the Commonwealth Games officials or players will enter these areas.advertisementAn Australian TV channel has claimed that its crew got past security personnel and entered the Commonwealth Games village with crude explosives bought in New Delhi a few days ago.Channel 7 journalist Mike Duffy claimed that he walked into one of the Games venues with a case of explosive which could have triggered explosions if fitted with a detonator.The video footage put up on a website 3news.co.nz showed Duffy secretly filming the purchase of the case from the boot of a car in New Delhi.The video also showed how Duffy was even given a demonstration by the vendors.last_img read more

Another bagful of medals keeps India in second spot

first_imgIndia scooped up a bagful of three gold and as many silver and bronze medals to firmly remain in second spot behind leaders Australia in the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.Medal haul keeps India at 2nd place | Ravi Kumar smashes CWG record | Renu Bala win first lifting gold Medal Tally | WATCH VIDEO | DAY 5 PICSThe three gold medals were garnered by the 25m and 10m men pistoliers with Gurpreet Singh being the common factor in both these pairs while Geeta grabbed the first gold in women’s wrestling.Gurpreet joined hands with Vijay Kumar to rake in the gold medal in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (pairs) event before combining well with Omkar Singh to clinch the 10m air pistol (pairs) title to become a double gold winner.The shooting gold medals provided by the men’s pistol wielders took the country’s overall gold tally from the Dr Karni Singh range to 14, showing how much the marksmen and women have contributed in keeping India’s flag flying high.Grappler Geeta trounced her rival Emily Bensted of Australia in the 55 kg category final. She entered the gold medal round by defeating Lovina Odohi Edward of Nigeria, but her teammate – 63kg grappler Suman Kundu – lost in the semi-finals.Men’s double trap shooting ace Ronjon Sondhi got a silver medal along with the men’s archery compound team and women’s 48kg freestyle grappler Nirmala Devi.The three bronze medals came in archery (women’s team compound event), 77kg weightlifter Sudhir Kumar and Ashish Kumar, in men’s gymnastics (floor exercise).advertisementThe day’s haul of eight medals boosted India’s overall tally to 14-11-8 and on course to their pre-Games target of achieving the runner-up spot behind overwhelming favourites Australia.Australia were way ahead of the rest with 27-16-14 while England lagged behind in third place (8-15-10).India struck gold early on the fourth day when marksmen Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh clinched the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (pairs) event before the men’s and women’s archery teams added to the medal tally with a silver and a bronze.Kumar and Gurpreet together fired 1162 to bag the top prize in the pistol event ahead of Malaysia’s Amir Hasan Hasli Izwan and Adzha Hafiz (1142) and Australian bronze medal winning duo of Bruce Quick and David Chapman (1125).The Indian men’s compound team lost to England by two points (229-231) in the gold medal-deciding match while the women defeated Malaysia by four points (223-219) in the corresponding event’s bronze play-off tie. These were the first two medals for the country from the archery range.The other two bronze medals were claimed by men’s 77kg weightlifter Sudhir Kumar and gymnast Ashish Kumar, an unexpected one, in the floor exercise.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Rain forecast for the opening ODI in Kochi

first_imgRevisiting thundershowers after two days retreat is feared to play spoilsport in the Sunday’s One-Day International between India and Australia in Kochi. Dispiriting hosts Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), the heavy downpour that lashed Kerala since Friday morning drenched the pitch despite the ground staff’s best efforts to keep it dry.While men and machines are working extra time to drain the water from the newly laid pitch at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a good portion of the outer pitch is still clogged and soggy. “Our plan was to do final rolling of the outfield on Friday to make the ground ready but now it may happen only Saturday morning,” KCA president TC Mather said.Pushing up the adrenalin of the organisers, weathermen have forecast showers and thundershowers for Kerala till Monday morning. Both teams reached the stadium for a practice session, but returned to Taj Malabar, the hotel in the island off Kochi, after taking a look at the sticky wicket.Rain or shine, ticket sale is going on at a brisk rate. Braving the rains, tens of hundreds of youngsters are making a mad scramble for tickets in front of the stadium counter in Kochi, about 200 kms from here. Since Saturday and Sunday are holidays in Kerala and Karnataka on account of Vijayadashami, cricket buffs are flocking to Kochi from all cities including Bangalore in the region.”We hope rains will have mercy on us,” says Abijith, an IT professional who has come all the way from Bangalore to watch the match.advertisementTrophy unveiledThe trophy for the series was unveiled at a glittering function in Kochi. Designed by Frazer and Haws, in silver with 24 carat gold plating, the trophy was unveiled by Rajiv Rajagopal, CEO of Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel, along with the captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Michael Clarke.”As part of the precautionary measure, spectators’ galleries of the stadium have been thoroughly covered with net,” officials said. A net, stretching 3.25 lakh square feet and covering the entire stadium, including the pitch and spectators’ gallery, has been covered by 1.5mm ultra violet treated polyethylene.Meanwhile, Australian team coach Tim Nielsen has urged supporters not to jump to conclusions following the team’s third successive Test defeat. “The most important thing is not to jump to conclusions. A lot of stuff that’s been talked about at the moment is being led by public opinion from outside the group, and a lot of the time public opinion is a long way from the action,” Nielsen told the Sydney Morning Herald.”They don’t necessarily have an insight into how hard the players are working. We know we can do better, we’re just looking to the Ashes series as an opportunity to show the Australian public that the hard work we’ve put in over the last 12 months is going to reap rewards for us.”(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

YSR Reddy charged with nepotism as party members favoured

first_imgYS ReddyThree gone, two to go, and most of what Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has to show by way of performance gravitates towards damning controversies and scurrilous cover-ups. On May 14, to commemorate the completion of three years in office, the chief minister has convened a rally in Hyderabad where he,YS ReddyThree gone, two to go, and most of what Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has to show by way of performance gravitates towards damning controversies and scurrilous cover-ups. On May 14, to commemorate the completion of three years in office, the chief minister has convened a rally in Hyderabad where he and his ministers will take a fresh oath to work harder towards fulfilling the promises made during the Assembly elections. Christened Rededication Day, it comes across as yet another superfluous, signature-style posturing to set right in the next 24 months all the wrongs of the last three years.Aggressive and gritty, Reddy for now is concentrating on fending off charges of nepotism. Friends, relatives and Congress activists have been pampered with large stretches of prime land at throw away prices to later sell these and pocket rich dividends, it has been alleged. Even as these rumours gain credence, fresh allegations have surfaced implicating the Government of pressuring the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority to change the alignment and contour of the Outer Ring Road skirting the city. The motive, according to the whispers doing the rounds, is to again allow enterprising Congress supporters purchase land flanking the radial road from unlettered farmers and other gullible sellers for a pittance only to make handsome profits later. The Government, too, has acquired land from the farmers at prices far below the market rates.NO ACTION TAKENRecommendations by judicial inquiry commissions initiated by the Reddy Government have largely failed to elicit any action.A. GOPAL RAO COMMISSION September 2004advertisementInvestigated the motive behind the murders in Anantapur over a period of 15 years. Scope widened to include the murder of ex-TDP minister Paritala Ravindra. Submitted report in March 2006. Ravindra’s murder, it concluded, was a fallout of personal enmity and non-political acrimony. No action taken.VAMAN RAO COMMISSION October 2004Probed allegations pertaining to academic and administrative affairs of the Andhra University and the role of its then vice-chancellor Y.C. Simhadri. Submitted report in March 2005. Endorsed the vice-chancellor’s decision to suspend four employees but the Government chose to reinstate them. Admonished the university’s Executive Council members, but none resigned.A. VENKATARAMI REDDY COMMISSION June 2005Looked into the entire gamut of temple land allotments since 1995. Submitted report in May 2006. No action taken on the report that confirmed sale of temple plots and wilful encroachment on temple land. Three deputy commissioners, one assistant commissioner and eight executive officers were suspended. One of the deputy commissioners has retired while the other two were reinstated under the directives of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.T.H.B. CHALAPATHY COMMISSION October 2005Around 10 months after it was initiated to probe alleged irregularities in the selection of BHC Agro (India) as consultants for the Kuppam drip and sprinkler irrigation project, allegations of misappropriation in payment of consultancy charge to the company emerged. Questions were raised as to whether the company possessed the requisite technology, knowledge and capability. Also under the scanner were the pros and cons of importing heavy duty machinery from Israel at a huge cost and whether it was being put to proper use. Justice Chalapathy, on a token salary of a rupee a month, is to present his report by April 30.Still smarting from the rap from farmers that cost him his chair after nine years in power, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has seized this opportunity to strengthen his ties with the sector. Notching up the pitch of the campaign, the TDP in September last year had forced Reddy to agree to judicial inquiries into the mounting allegations.But he is yet to act on that promise, inexplicably delaying appointment of the requisite retired high court judges. Instead, the chief minister has tactfully shifted focus to the controversial allotment of government land worth Rs 1,000 crore to the US-based sports event management group, IMG Bharata Academy, during the TDP rule. The land was allegedly sold for Rs 50,000 an acre. As intended, the move has temporarily dislodged Naidu from his high pedestal.On the sidelines, Eenadu, the largest circulated Telugu daily, is at the receiving end of Reddy’s wily countermoves delivered oh-so-subtly. Strident in its criticism of the ruling party, its rather shrill campaign was initially brushed aside by Reddy as a right enjoyed by the media in a democracy. The indulgence was short-lived. The indignation singed its owner and Chief Editor Ramoji Rao. V. Arun Kumar, a Congress MP and staunch Reddy loyalist, picked up the gauntlet and wielded the Right to Information Act to ferret out details of how Rao had accumulated huge sums in different financial entities, including a certain Margadarsi Financiers incorporated as an Hindu Undivided Family concern. Stunned, Rao tried to stall any detailed inquiry by seeking court intervention but failed to prevent investigators from collecting its books to pore over its accounts. “All this is a convoluted attempt to attack the freedom of the press and stifle democratic rights,” says Naidu. Unfazed, Reddy argues that “being a newspaper owner does not give Ramoji Rao the right to commit any irregularities”.advertisementWork in ProgressAs for the allegations against his Government and those in his coterie of acquiring land at cheap rates, Reddy has ordered three separate judicial inquiries. “The Government has nothing to hide and has, therefore, agreed to the separate judicial inquiries. Further, if anyone is found guilty they will not be spared,” he asserted. Candid but hardly convincing, considering that of the six judicial commissions announced since Reddy took over as chief minister, only two have submitted their findings and recommendations, all of which have ever since been confined to paper.Of the three proposed inquiries, the first would probe allotment of 487.20 acres of government land in Reddy’s home district, Kadapa, to RaghuramCements, a company in which the chief minister’s son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy is a director. No sooner had the state Cabinet approved of the sale at Rs 1,00,000 an acre, as recommended by the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA), that rival parties kicked up a storm alleging that the Reddys were influencing the terms. The company retaliated by offering to consider buying the land in an auction rather than through direct sale, taking into account the prevailing market price of Rs 25,000 per acre for the best portions and the Government’s decision to fix the base price at Rs 50,000. The Government has accepted the proposal. Jaganmohan was appointed a director of Raghuram Cements-promoted initially by TDP Rajya Sabha member C. Ramachandraiah-on December 1 last year, not long after the Government sanctioned the lease of several acres of land for limestone quarrying to the company earlier in March. The ruling party gave the go-ahead after cancelling the previous lease to Gujarat Ambuja Cements as it had failed to set up the proposed factory more than five years after allotment of land on July 11, 2000 by the TDP ministry.Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan CampYet another judicial probe will be conducted into the alleged embezzlement of funds to the tune of Rs 40 crore doled out by the Centre for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Allotted for improving Government schools, the unutilised amount that had been returned to Hyderabad is believed to have been siphoned off by a former schoolteacher and advertising agency owner, Sarasa Devi, in connivance with a SSA staff member N. Subramaniam. To the Government’s chagrin, Devi tried to wriggle out on the pretext of her association with Suryapratap Reddy. Sureedu to close friends and associates, Suryapratap has been Reddy’s private gunman for more than three decades and is currently attached to the Chief Minister’s Office. This, despite the Department of Vigilance and Enforcement issuing as many as eight notices since 2001, cautioning the Government about siphoning of funds.Encroachment of 969 acres of Government land at Nadergul in the eastern suburbs of Hyderabad reportedly by Congress activists will be thefocus of the third inquiry. One of the accused is a close associate of the chief minister’s Public Affairs Adviser K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao. Reddy’s initial order for an inquiry into the ownership, possession and alienation of the land by the CCLA invited a roar from the TDP, forcing him to order a judicial probe.advertisementThe Government now has to identify and appoint the retired high court judges, frame the terms of reference and, perhaps, set a deadline for the reports. No doubt it is in the interests of the Congress and Reddy to get the inquiry reports out ahead of the polls and, if there is nothing damaging in the findings, to make them public. “The attitude of the TDP poses the main problem,” says Reddy. “It is finding it difficult to play the role of a responsible Opposition. If we do anything, they say it is corruption. If they do anything, they say it is development. Even if I cut my head and place it on the table for the sake of development, the TDP will say there is something fishy about it.” But neither Reddy’s protestations nor the findings of the inquiry commissions may bail out the ruling party already faced with the spectre of anti-incumbency in the next general elections. “If we return to power, we will probe, review and cancel all land deals entered into by the Congress Government. None of it was fair and were only intended to help Congress leaders and their relatives,” says Naidu.Undeterred, the chief minister is banking on project Jalayagnam to do the trick. “We have created an additional ayacut of 12 lakh acres for irrigation in three years compared to 10.59 acres during the nine years of TDP rule,” says Reddy. Agrees G.R.S. Rao, chairman of the Centre for Public Policy, Hyderabad: “He is trying to do in five years what normally takes 10 to 15 years. But he has not backed it with adequate political and administrative systems.” With water available for irrigation, the chief minister is optimistic of wooing a majority of the voters in the countryside. Now, if only the monsoon in this and the coming year shows munificence in keeping his hopes afloat.last_img read more

Ind vs WI 3rd Test: WI debutant Edwards hits ton, India eye win

first_imgDebutant Kirk Edwards showed tremendous composure to score a century before Harbhajan Singh’s turner helped India reduce West Indies to 224 for six at stumps on the penultimate day of third and final Test match being played here. Score | PhotosStarting the day with a deficit of 143 runs after India finished their first essay at 347, the West Indies ended the day with a lead of 81 runs but they only have four wickets remaining going into the final day after Harbhajan removed Edwards (110) and Marlon Samuels (0) in the same over.With Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni opting for the second new ball, Praveen Kumar removed the dangerous Carlton Baugh (10) in the last over of the day to get his second scalp.It was the 161-run third wicket partnership between Edwards and Shivanarine Chanderpaul (73 batting) that made the Caribbean batting look a lot better than what it appeared till now.The debutant didn’t take any undue risk during his innings although he played a few pull shots whenever it was pitched short. He faced 195 balls hitting nine boundaries and a pulled six off part-time leggie Mukund.Edwards should consider himself lucky that he was able to reach the three-figure mark as he set out for a single pushing the ball to mid-off.As Edwards was sent back by Chanderpaul, Harbhajan’s throw deflected off his boots and resultant overthrow helped him become 13th West Indian batsman to score century on debut.However it was Harbhajan who finally broke the partnership that lasted 56.1 overs when Edwards trying to cut edged it to Dhoni. After a couple if deliveries, Marlon Samuels was adjudged leg before by umpire Kettleborough when the delivery looked like missing off.advertisementFrom a comfortable 201 for three, the Windies slumped to 201 for five in no time. Baugh’s dismissal in the final over was also a blow for the home team as it now depends on Chanderpaul to delay the inevitable unless the Weather Gods play spoilsport.Edwards admirably filled in the big shoes of experienced Ramnaresh Sarwan, dropped for this Test, as took it upon himself to resurrect the innings when the home team were reeling at 40 for three.The debutant showed admirable focus and a tight technique, without ever missing out on possibility of runs.He walked in to bat with scoreboard reading 8 for one, after opener Kieran Powell was out, and soon he found two more batsmen being back in the hut as Indians looked to make short work of the hosts.Opener Adrian Barath (6) was caught at fourth slip off Praveen while Darren Bravo (14) was holed out at mid-off as West Indies raised spectre of yet another miserable batting display.The visitors though hadn’t reckoned with Edwards, wrongly adjudged caught in the first innings. The doggedness and resolve of Chanderpaul was another aspect that made life difficult for the visitors.The duo batted a wee bit slowly during the initial overs but once the visitors flagged, they began hitting out of trouble.The Indians after a point of time seemed having resigned themselves to the second new ball much before it was due as the pitch eased out.Edwards appeared very good with his cover drives and pulls and scored at will in the final session.He was the dominant of the two partners and raised his half century from 87 balls with five fours while Chanderpaul was still in his 20s.Chanderpaul had a lucky break on 25, when the total was 116 for 3, with Rahul Dravid dropping him at first slip off Harbhajan in the final over before tea.The final session showed little change in pattern but for final 30 minutes as West Indies first wiped out the deficit and then went for a handy lead.Chanderpaul, who dabbed, pushed and nudged for his runs, finally freed his arms and first straight drove Praveen Kumar and then on-drove Harbhajan for boundaries.Edwards enjoyed a ‘life’ when a Harbhajan delivery hit the back of his bat and went to slips where Dravid was taken aback by the chance and let it go.Earlier, West Indian speedster Fidel Edwards picked up yet another five-wicket haul but India still built a lead of 143 runs over the hosts.The day began 15 minutes late due to early showers and there was another brief interruption of 15 minutes but it still was an action-packed morning. Edwards picked up 5 for 103 in a courageous effort of 28-odd overs in searing heat. This is his second successive five-wicket haul and he now has 18 wickets from the series.The procession of batsmen began from the second ball of the morning itself when Harbhajan Singh misconnected a pull off Fidel Edwards and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh strolled across on the onside for the simplest of chances.advertisementThe other overnight batsman, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (74) and new man Praveen Kumar (23) then batted aggressively to add 31 runs from 47 balls for the eighth wicket.Praveen was the more aggressive of the two, as he picked up two boundaries in one Edwards over, a thrust down the midwicket fence and a Chinese cut past his stumps, before he lashed a six off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.Dhoni himself drove a shot over mid-off fielder as runs came at a fast clip. A brief rain interruption though disrupted the run-making pattern as Dhoni pulled an Edwards delivery into the hands of deep square leg fielder after resumption.The skipper batted for 133 balls and hit four fours in the process.Praveen’s entertaining knock ended when he swished at a delivery from Bishoo and gave a catch to the point fielder.Edwards then accounted for Ishant Sharma to bring a lid over the Indian innings.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Zaheer Khan nominated for three ICC awards

first_imgEven as India struggle in England, but they have something to cheer about with most of the top stars being nominated for the coveted ICC awards including the most prized – the Cricketer of the Year Award. As many as twelve of India’s current crop of stars are in contention for the honours that will be handed out in a ceremony on September 12 in London. While pace spearhead Zaheer Khan leads the Indian nominations getting the nod in three categories including the most prized – the Cricketer of the Year Award – Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and M.S. Dhoni have been nominated in two categories each. Here’s a look at the full list of Indian nominations: Zaheer, Sachin and Dravid are in the running for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for the ICC Cricketer of the Year. All three also feature in the Test Player of the Year nominations along with pacer Ishant Sharma and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. Zaheer, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Munaf Patel and captain Dhoni are nominees for ODI Player of the Year.  Dhoni is also up for the People’s Choice Award, while Abhinav Mukund has been nominated for the Emerging Player of the Year Award.last_img read more

Chaminda Vaas leading contender for Player of the Month title in Super Selector

first_imgTOP-NOTCH: Chaminda Vaas picked up 573 points in 11 daysSri Lanka has a new description for their left-arm strike bowler – he’s simply Vaas-ome. Chaminda Vaas opened up the opposition batting and the month of December with a devastating bowling performance that saw him take 22 wickets in Tests and,TOP-NOTCH: Chaminda Vaas picked up 573 points in 11 daysSri Lanka has a new description for their left-arm strike bowler – he’s simply Vaas-ome. Chaminda Vaas opened up the opposition batting and the month of December with a devastating bowling performance that saw him take 22 wickets in Tests and one-dayers between the end of November and December 9.Vaas, 27, is now the leading contender for the Player of the Month title in the Super Selector stakes with a total of 573 points picked up in 11 days.A measure of the Lankan’s dominance can be guaged by a look at those who follow him on the Player of the Month charts. It’s the Prince of Trinidad, Brian Charles Lara, who scored a double century and a century in Colombo but could only pick up 353 points for his efforts.What’s more November’s Player of the Month Shaun Pollock had 621 points – from four weeks of cricket. Vaas, with three more to go, is only 48 behind that total. Catching him is going to take a superhuman effort. Lara is the Batsman of the Week, New Zealander Chris Cairns is the Allrounder of the Week but would exchange all that for a few favourable umpiring decisions, as would the Wicketkeeper of the Week Adam Parore!Zonal WinnersWest Zone: It was a narrow miss for Mumbai housewife Sheetal Mihir who lost out on the big prize, a trip to Melbourne and a Maruti-Suzuki Versa, by only two points. She said husband Mihir helped as she played selector. Cooking, not cricket, remains her hobby but she got almost all the ingredients spot on.advertisementSunny Side UpHow the celebrity teams finished in NovemberCelebritySunil GavaskarNavjot Singh SidhuHarsha BhogleGeoffrey BoycottMahima ChaudharySaif Ali KhanManinder SinghAshish NehraPt Ajay BhambiNaseeruddin ShahTeam NameSunshine XIJuggernautChinsat XIBoycsMahima’s XISaif’s XIDhamaka XIAshish’s XIZodiacQuestion MarksScore3657355934633125311530732764271222641902Central Zone: Bhopal’s Atif Khan chose a team that scored 4,191 points and made him a zonal winner. A fan of Viv Richards, Khan’s favourite team is Australia but he picked Zimbabweans Craig Wishart, Douglas Marillier and Dion Ebrahim in his XI. Each man turned out to be a stroke-of-luck selection.South Zone: Satish K. was inspired by the Scottish king Robert Bruce, who after seven defeats in battles, saw a spider fail seven times before finally being able to build its web.The king too tried again and won his next battle. Satish, already a zonal winner, will keep trying until he lands the big one.East Zone: Student Pinaki Mukherjee’s team registered 4,295 points in November. She admires the batting of Sachin Tendulkar and the professionalism of the Australians. Grant Flower, Travis Friend, Herschelle Gibbs and Shaun Pollock turned out to be her inspired picks.last_img read more

South Korea will face Qatar in Asian Cup quarterfinals

first_imgSouth Korean players celebrate after scoring their secodn goal during the AFC Asian Cup round of 16 soccer match between South Korea and Bahrain at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)UBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min for a while longer after the midfielder helped South Korea reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup.South Korea, which finished runner-up in 2015, is one of the tournament favorites but needed extra time to beat Bahrain 2-1 in the round of 16 on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 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 Qatar had hit the crossbar early in the match though Abdelkarim Hassan.Iraq could have ended the match with 10 men, but Safaa Hadi only received a yellow card for a poor challenge late on.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fuel surge SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bahrain became the first team to score against South Korea in the tournament when it leveled 13 minutes from time.Hong Chul managed to clear Mahdi Alhumaidan’s attempt off the line but Mohamed Saad Alromaihi slammed in the rebound.Bahrain’s task grew harder when Alawi was injured toward the end of regular time. The goalkeeper attempted to carry on but eventually had to be replaced by Abdulkarim Fardan, who had never played a competitive international match.Like South Korea, Qatar had not let in a goal in the group stage and it preserved that record against Iraq at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi.Bassam Al Rawi scored the only goal of the match in the 62nd minute with a free kick into the left side of the net.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes It will face Qatar at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday after the 2022 World Cup host beat Iraq 1-0.At the Rashid Stadium in Dubai, substitute Kim Jin-Su scored his first international goal right at the end of the first period of extra time to send South Korea through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe defender, who had only come on 10 minutes earlier, netted with a diving header at the far post following Lee Yong’s cross.Lee had also set up South Korea’s first goal with another cross after being picked out by a threaded pass from Son. Bahrain goalkeeper Sayed Shubbar Alawi managed to push out the cross but it went straight to Hwang Hee-chan, who slotted it home.last_img read more

Rough start for Lady Bulldogs as main setter goes down with injury in first game

first_imgPH 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 Cagande collided with Roselyn Doria late in the third set and according to initial diagnosis, she suffered a sprained lateral collateral ligament in her left knee.NU head coach Norman Miguel allayed fears of a major injury for her young playmaker, but Cagande has already been ruled out of the Lady Bulldogs’ next game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Our physical therapist told us that there’s no major injury but it’s better to have it checked through an MRI scan,” said Miguel in Filipino. “Definitely she can’t play next game so that’s the situation.”“Instead of dwelling on these challenges, we’ll just look for the positives.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Gina Iniong dedicates upcoming ONE fight to ailing mother Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations With Cagande, who was also nursing a shoulder injury prior to her fall, out, Miguel said he has no choice but to use Klymince Orillaneda as the team’s setter.Orillaneda is primarily a beach volleyball player and she was only included in the Lady Bulldogs’ lineup since the team only had 10 players.“I’m not really a setter so when I was put in the game I just asked my teammates where I would position myself and where they want the ball,” said Orillaneda.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Injured rookie setter Joyme Cagande. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—National University is off to a rough start in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Bulldogs lost rookie setterJoyme Cagande to a knee injury in the Lady Bulldogs’ 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, loss to University of the Philippines Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

Philippine Navy earns trips to China for Kings of Kings Basketball Challenge

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Philippine Navy basketball team with Go For Gold head Jeremy Randell Go. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines– Philippine Navy Sea Lions earned a ticket to the Kings of Kings Basketball Challenge main tournament in Shanghai, China after ruling the Manila leg at Taft Food by the Court recently.The Go for Gold Philippines-backed Sea Lions overcome Singson’s Demigods, which featured several imports and players from the MPBL, in the finals of the five-on-five, race-to-21 streetball style of competition.ADVERTISEMENT Dominic Thiem edges into French Open third round The Philippine Navy team will don the country’s colors in the main challenge in Shanghai, where they will face teams from China, United States, Russia and Europe from August 8-11.“We didn’t expect to win. From the star, our plan was to use the tournament to gain experience and as tuneup for the AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics,’’ said Philippine Navy Sea Lions head coach Sn2 Valiant Pera PN.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“Aside from the fact that they were big, most of them played in the big leagues. We just stuck to our gameplan and tried our best,’’ added Pera.Go for Gold Pilipinas, which is also backing a number of national athletes, is delighted to throw its support behind the Sea Lions. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon01:32PH Navy urged to join freedom of navigation patrols of naval powers02:42PH 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 Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “We are happy to support our men and women in the armed forces. Their sacrifice inspires us and we want to help them in our small way,’’ said Go for Gold Philippines godfather Jeremy Go.Also supporting the team are top Philippine Navy Officials VADM Robert A. Empedrad (Flag Officer in Command, Philippine Navy), Commodore Adelius S. Bordado AFP (Commander, NIC), CDR Bernardo F. Manarpaac ( Director, DCSS) and LCDR Reimon T. Retaga PN (Officer In Charge, PN Sea Lions Team).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

India’s Varsha, Aishwarya bag bronze in Asian Games sailing event

first_imgSkipper Varsha and crew Aishwarya finished the race, one minute and 41 seconds behind the Thai crewThe Indian pair of Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan finished second in the 12th and the final race to claim the bronze medal in the 29er – women’s two person dinghy – at the 17th Asian Games at the Wangsan Sailing Marina here Tuesday.Skipper Varsha and crew Aishwarya finished the race, one minute and 41 seconds behind the Thai skipper-crew pair of Noppakao Poonpat and Nichapa Waiwai in the 12th race. The Thai duo went on to win the gold medal with a net 19 points.The Singaporean duo of Rui Xi Priscilla Low and Rui Qi Cecilia Low finished third in the final race, 2.08 seconds behind the Thai girls, but went onto clinch the silver medal with net 21 points.The Indians had net 25 points. They started off well winning the first three races and then lost way and were even disqualified in their seventh race. The made a stunning comeback in the last two races finishing first and second, respectively.last_img read more

Barcelona Players Were Given 92 Million in Bonuses Last Season

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. Barcelona paid out 92 million euros (82.1 million pounds) in collective bonuses to its players for winning the Spanish league and Super Cup titles last season, the club’s annual report showed.The bonus was two million euros less than the amount that was paid out in 2018. The figure was three million euros more than what the players received when the club won the treble in 2015. The report revealed that the club spent a total of 541 million euros on staff costs across all its sports teams, with 311.9 million spent on first team coaches and players.While Barcelona won La Liga at a canter and lifted the Super Cup last season, they lost the Copa del Rey final to Valencia and were beaten by Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals.Barcelona paid players 89 million euros for the 2014-15 campaign when they won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.They handed out 94 million euros for the 2017-2018 season when they won the Copa del Rey and La Liga titles. barcelonabonuscopa del reyla liga First Published: October 8, 2019, 7:20 AM ISTlast_img read more