Cam favorite Vicencio helps lift PH archers

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PSC: Children’s Games should be blueprint for nationwide program Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Vicencio, who was part of the men’s compound team event, was often in the large screen at the far end of the range. He was teased by teammate for being the “favorite of the camera.”But it’s something that escaped the marketing senior at De La Salle University.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 shutout“I was very nervous, I kept thinking just make the shot and not drag the team down,” said Vicencio.His managed to control the jitters and the Philippines, also composed of Earl Benjamin Yap and Paul Marton Dela Cruz, went perfect in the last two ends against Vietnam. View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I was being confident and tried to execute what we do in practice,” added Vicencio, who also won bronze in the recent US Open foreign division.He picked up the sport to “get fit” and made the national team three years ago.“I’m looking forward to more chances of playing for the country,” said Vicencio.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH Men’s Archery of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bags the Bronze medal at the 2017 SEA Games in KL, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Joseph Benjamin Vicencio only had one thing on his mind in the bronze-medal match against Vietnam: “Don’t drag the team down.”And it didn’t matter that a big part of the crowd at Synthetic Turf Field—a sprawling, artificial grass area designed specifically for archery at the heart of KL Sports City—had its eyes on the 21-year-old novice Filipino archer.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village 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 PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

Estrella repays Co’s trust as Mapua finds silver lining in lost season

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Andoy Estrella for the lead! Bang! 74-71 Mapua. 20.6 left. #NCAASeason93 pic.twitter.com/cK8Q0x91XL— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) October 5, 2017 And the graduating guard is just hoping that victories like these could spur the younger players on in the future.“These wins are big for us so that next season, the younger players that will come will have the confidence,” Estrella said. “It’s a boost in their morale, so I want them to think that we shouldn’t quit until the end. That even though we’re already out of the Final Four, we should continue playing, continue practicing, and continue fighting.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith the game tied at 71 with 30 seconds left and the ball in his hands, Andoy Estrella only had one person in his mind: coach Atoy Co.“I knew I had to give him a reason to trust me again. I haven’t been playing that well lately. So during our practices, he was giving me confidence to make up for the bad games,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Estrella had the chance to redeem himself and Co gave him the opportunity to as the Cardinals went to the senior playmaker for the crucial basket.He measured his defender with the clock dwindling down. He stepped just before the arc and hoisted for a three over Flash Sadiwa. Swish. The Cardinals took the 74-71 advantage with 20.6 seconds left.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 shutout What followed was a solid defensive job on the other end and a Leo Gabo layup to seal the game shut to hand Mapua its third win in 15 games with the 76-71 shocker over the Altas.“I just paid off the trust coach Atoy has been giving me,” said Estrella.It was not his first time to step up to the plate, burying a game-winner against Letran back in July for the Cardinals’ first win of the season.In a season where positives are not as abundant as the seasons prior, moments like Estrella’s game-winner are are a big deal for the Cardinals.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cone fined P5k for entering court during Aguilar-Espinas scuffle in quarters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ancajas flies to Ireland for crown defense

first_imgThe 30-year-old Conlan, who holds a 19-0 record with 11 KOs, was at ringside watching Ancajas during that bout.Ancajas (27-1-1, 18 knockouts), who also won by stoppage over Mexican Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in his first title defense last Jan. 29 in Macau, is also deep in training under the guidance of his manager and trainer Joven Jimenez. —ROY LUARCAFEATURED 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 FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas continues his quest for international acclaim when he defends the International Boxing Federation crown against unbeaten Jamie Conlan in Belfast, Ireland, on Nov. 18.Though Conlan was impressed with Ancajas’ seven-round demolition of Japanese challenger Teiru Kinoshita in the chief support of Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn tussle in Brisbane on July 2, the brawler is convinced he’d be able to beat the pride of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Ateneo, Adamson try to hike win streak Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony02:57US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

Commissioner green-lights Kia proposal that sends No. 1 pick to San Miguel Beer

first_imgThe Beermen are expected to make 6-foot-7 Christian Standhardinger the No. 1 pick in Sunday’s PBA rookie draft.Commissioner Chito Narvasa approved the trade on the same day that Kia officials held a press conference to explain the “unconventional basketball philosophy” behind their decision to make the deal.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 shutout“We want to be competitive, but we have a different approach,” said Kia governor Bobby Rosales, whose team will get San Miguel reserves Jay-R Reyes, Ronald Tubid and Rashawn McCarthy, plus the Beermen’s 2019 first-round pick.“I think [Standhardinger] will be a great asset to any team, it just so happens that the philosophy of our basketball team is we like to play unconventional basketball,” said team manager Joe Lipa. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Give us a chance to prove this philosophy,” Rosales added.It was that philosophy that paved the way for Narvasa’s approval.“They said it’s in their philosophy that they want players who are hungry,” said Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters 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 Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo eyes semis bonus The trade that has everyone up in arms is going to push through, and credit—or criticism—should go to the Kia Picanto, whose officials justified their decision to deal away a precious No. 1 pick for San Miguel Beer’s bench mob.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READlast_img read more

Young Lasquety wins in coaching debut for JRU

first_imgPBA IMAGESUntil now, Gio Lasquety still can’t believe that he’s at the helm for Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“It still feels awkward,” he admitted as he became the youngest coach in the developmental league’s eight-year history on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT This D-League stint, however, isn’t limited to just him as Lasquety reiterated that the reason why JRU is here is to begin its buildup for NCAA Season 94.“We’re here in the D-League to gain experience which can help us in the NCAA. We have to learn things in every game we play in,” he said. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting It was a convincing win but Lasquety knows that he still has a lot of things to improve on before he can get at the level of some of the game’s elite minds.But that won’t stop him from adding some of his personal spin on this opportunity.“I think I still need to be a little strict so that I can gain their respect more. Of course, there will be time for joking, but when it’s time to work, we have to work,” he said. “We set aside that we’re friends, that we’re teammates before, and focus on our job at hand.”Luckily for Lasquety, he still enjoys some mentorship from Meneses and lead assistant Cholo Villanueva.“Coach Vergel told me to apply whatever I learned from his system. If I see things that I feel can help the team win, I shouldn’t hesitate from doing it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top Teammates with some of these players months back, the 24-year-old was entrusted by coach Vergel Meneses to lead the preparations for the Heavy Bombers in the offseason starting with this stint in the PBA D-League, a unique move given the slim age gap between him and the players.Some, like veterans Paolo Pontejos and Ervin Grospe, are even older than Lasquety, making his job tougher as he tries to gain the respect of the squad as a bench tactician.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut after calling the shots for JRU for the first time, steering his team to a 96-67 victory over Mila’s Lechon, there’s no question that Lasquety fits right at home.“It feels good to win. It feels better than playing because I’m the one who is guiding them. I’m the one doing the game plan and fielding the players,” he said. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

Alejandro responds to the challenge in Go for Gold win

first_imgPBA IMAGESToo turnover-prone, and too lax on defense.That’s how Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu described J-Jay Alejandro, who didn’t look like himself amid the team’s two-game skid in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Akari-Adamson whips Che’Lu-San Sebastian for third straight win Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentscenter_img “We got him because he’s a Mythical Five in the UAAP and it’s not easy to be a Mythical Five in the UAAP. He’s really a good player and he’s gonna make the PBA someday,” said Tiu.For Alejandro, meanwhile, it was just a matter of giving back to the team for all the confidence Tiu is giving him through this campaign.“I just want to give back to the trust that coach Charles and all the coaches have been giving me. It was a big win for us and we knew that if we want to make it to the playoffs, we have to win this game. I’m just glad that everyone of us answered to the call,” he said.With him and the team back on their winning ways, Alejandro is hopeful that this victory over the Altas would just be the spark the Scratchers need to move up the standings and make a run to the quarterfinals.“We already learned from our two losses,” he said. “Hopefully, this will be our stepping stone all throughout the tournament.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in 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 But with the 6-foot guard struggling, Tiu knew he only needed to give the 22-year-old a few words to get the former National University star to get back on track.And on Tuesday, the shifty guard played his best game to date, pouring in 23 points to go along with five rebounds, and four assists in the Scratchers’ 81-69 win over Perpetual Help.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is the first game that I’m actually happy with the way he played,” said Tiu. “We talked a bit and it came from him that he needs to do better and that’s what I appreciate.”Alejandro’s stupendous showing was a testament to why Go for Gold signed him to address its need for have a proven player. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight Big Ten Tournament

first_img“I was so happy when he popped off after that dunk,” Wagner said. “I got so excited. He got emotional. Yeah, I know how good he is. That was long overdue.”The dunk made it 66-48 and brought chants of “Tes-key!” from the Michigan fans — who showed up in droves for the first Big Ten Tournament played in New York.“That was a blast, especially being here in New York City with all those Michigan fans that traveled from great distances or whoever lived here,” Teske said.Purdue (28-6) chipped away in the final minutes with Michigan missing free throws but it was way too late.Haas led Purdue with 23 points, but Purdue’s top-two scorers, Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards, combined for 16 points on 6-of-22 shooting. Carsen Edwards scored 53 points in the first two games here, but just 12 against Michigan, shooting 4 for 16.ADVERTISEMENT Michigan players celebrate after beating Purdue 75-66 to win the NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament championship college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — The tenacious point guard his coach calls a “pit bull” drove to the basket, but instead of putting up his go-to hook shot Zavier Simpson whipped a pass to the backup big man who became a Michigan folk hero at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.Jon Teske’s two-handed slam brought down the house and pretty much finished off No. 8 Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. With Simpson playing catalyst on both ends of the floor — running Michigan’s efficient offense and leading its lock-down defense — and Teske scoring a surprising 14 points, the 15th-ranked Wolverines beat the Boilermakers 75-66.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Purdue: The Boilermakers beat Michigan in the regular season twice by a total of five points. Unable to complete a three-game sweep, they probably watched any chance of grabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament go away.“A national championship is going to feel a whole lot better than winning the Big Ten,” Haas said.UP NEXTBoth teams will wait a week to find out where they are headed for the NCAA Tournament, along with Michigan State and Ohio State out of the Big Ten. Penn State and Nebraska will cross fingers and hope for a bid. LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Mickelson ends longest drought with playoff win in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “He had a couple of drives that didn’t go down for him, and he had a couple of 3s where he could never get back-to-back pullups or back-to-back pull-up 3s to get into that rhythm,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said.This Michigan team has been coach John Beilein’s best on the defensive side since he took over in Ann Arbor in 2007. It starts with the sophomore Simpson harassing opponents’ best ball-handlers.The Wolverines seemed content to let Haas have room inside as long as they were able limit Purdue’s 3s. Purdue entered the game shooting 42 percent from 3. The Boilermakers finished 4 for 17 from behind the arc.On consecutive possessions early in the second half, the Wolverines forced turnovers by Purdue and turned them in transition 3s — one by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and one by Simpson. That put Michigan up 11 with 15:06 left, prompted Painter to call a timeout and had Wolverines fans screaming “Go Blue!”“He’s a pit bull,” Beilein said of Simpson. “We have a picture of a big, mean pit bull in our locker room for every game. And he’s that guy. He’s the one that loves to play defense.”Michigan, playing its fourth game, showed no signs of wear. The Wolverines shot 50 percent and committed five turnovers.Last season’s unlikely run to the tournament championship by Michigan was as an eighth seed and it started with a harrowing plane accident near Ann Arbor, Michigan. No one was hurt, but everyone was shaken. Still, the team got to Washington and ripped off four straight wins to grab an NCAA bid.This one was less dramatic — though surely the Wolverines did not mind.BIG PICTUREMichigan: The Wolverines will enter the NCAA Tournament on a nine-game winning streak. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Fifth-seeded Michigan (28-7) became the first team to repeat as Big Ten Tournament champs since Ohio State in 2010 and ’11.Simpson finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. Moe Wagner led Michigan with 17 points and was named most outstanding player of the tournament, despite playing only 17 minutes against Purdue because of foul trouble — which plagued him all week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat’s where Teske stepped in. The 7-foot-1 sophomore came in averaging 3.3 points, but scored 12 in the first half and picked up the slack guarding Purdue’s 7-2 center Isaac Haas.Simpson and Teske put an exclamation point on Michigan’s four-day Garden party with 6:02 left in the second half. Simpson drove and dished to Teske cutting to the basket. “Big Bad Jon,” as the guys call him, finished over Haas and let out a roar while chest bumping teammates on his way to the bench.last_img read more

Sans Slaughter, Devance steps up on defense in Game 1 win

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWithout Greg Slaughter in the middle for Ginebra, Joe Devance had to defend Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga in the fourth quarter in Game 1 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series on Monday.“My focus is to just get stops,” Devance said after posting 15 points, four rebounds and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico “Beau Belga had a pretty good game and I just had to lock in a little bit. Beau’s a great player — I give him a lot of credit from where he started to now, he’s progressed a lot, so I had to really focus a lot on my defense and just that’s it. One stop at a time and just play defense.”Through his hard work, Devance was successful in his aim as he kept Belga in check while also getting things done on offense. He triggered the deciding 12-0 run for the Gin Kings midway through the period en route to an 88-80 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was such an active presence for Ginebra that even Belga’s attempt to save the ball out of bounds went to Devance, who made the crucial basket that gave the Kings an 84-75 advantage with 2:10 left.“I mean, that was a smart play. It just kind of backfired that time. That was pretty crazy though,” he said.center_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Though the 36-year-old forward is slowly showing signs of his old form, he admitted that he still hasn’t fully recovered yet from his foot injury that sidelined him for the better part of the conference.Devance may have been away from the action the last four months, but his desire to help the Gin Kings never waned on him.“It put a pressure on me just because I’m kind of behind on everything,” he said. “I’ve been out for so long and then I get back and it’s already playoff time. So I try to put a little bit of pressure on myself to hurry up and get back and get 100-percent better. It’s a little hard, though. My knees are hurting a bit, but I just try to do whatever I can to help the team. Whatever it takes.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra repeats over Rain or Shine for 1-0 lead in quarterfinals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Ball scores 36 for Lakers in NBA Summer League tournament

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ The No. 2 overall draft pick came back from a one-game absence — and did so wearing Nike Kobe AD sneakers instead of a pair from the line that his father, LaVar, is marketing for $495 a pair. Then he brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit to claim a spot in the round of 16 on Thursday against No. 2 seed Cleveland.Asked why he changed sneakers, Ball said it was “Mamba mentality,” referring to Kobe Bryant’s nickname.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 stars“Just thought I’d switch it up,” Ball added. “Wore them tonight. It’s good when you can wear whatever you want.”Ball was having an up-and-down start to his pro career in Las Vegas. He was 2 for 15 from the field in an opening loss, responded with a triple-double in another loss, then sat out the third game with a sore groin as critics said he was avoiding having to face No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox in that game against Sacramento. FILE – In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, July 12 so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage.ADVERTISEMENT Troy Williams and Chris Johnson each scored 20 points for the No. 10 Rockets (2-2).HEAT 89, WIZARDS 88Justin Robinson made a go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds remaining to send No. 12 Miami into a second-round matchup with the unbeaten and fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.Robinson scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Miami improved to 3-1. Lamond Murray Jr. added 17 points.Washington, the No. 21 seed, fell to 0-4 despite 18 points from Marcus Keene. Ike Diogu had 15 but his potential winning shot was blocked.TRAIL BLAZERS 88, BULLS 77Jake Layman scored 22 points, Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Portland set up a meeting with top-seeded Toronto.Rookie first-round pick Caleb Swanigan added 13 points and nine rebounds for the No. 16 Trail Blazers (2-2).Antonio Blakeney had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls (1-3), the No. 17 seed. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Skal Labissiere had 19 points and nine rebounds, Georgios Papagiannis added 17 points and 13 boards, and short-handed Sacramento advanced with its first victory.All-Rookie selection Buddy Hield and No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox sat out, then college player of the year Frank Mason left after 4 minutes with an apparent ankle injury. But rookie Justin Jackson from North Carolina shook off a 2-for-14 night from the field to make two free throws with the game tied at 65 with 13.2 seconds remaining, and the No. 19 Kings (1-3) moved on to a meeting with unbeaten and third-seeded Dallas.Rashad Vaughn and Sterling Brown scored 12 points apiece for the No. 14 Bucks (1-3).PELICANS 105, HAWKS 95Quinn Cook had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds as New Orleans picked up its first victory after three losses.Cheick Diallo and Jalen Jones each added 21 points for the No. 24 seeds, who advance to face No. 8 San Antonio.John Collins had 25 points and nine rebounds for ninth-seeded Atlanta (2-2).NUGGETS 87, ROCKETS 81Torrey Craig had 27 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Denver to its first victory and a spot in the second round.The Nuggets, who had dropped their first three games and are seeded 23rd, will meet the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets. 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 Raymundo’s addition to coaching staff ‘big boost’ for Letran WARRIORS 77, TIMBERWOLVES 69Patrick McCaw scored 26 points, Jordan Bell had another big defensive effort and the Warriors won their opening game of the tournament stage.After losing all three games of the preliminary round, the 22nd-seeded Warriors avenged a loss to the Timberwolves in the sudden-death second overtime a night earlier and advanced to a second-round game against No. 6 Boston, which is 3-0 in Las Vegas.McCaw, a UNLV product who started for the eventual NBA champions in the first round while Kevin Durant was injured, was 10 for 16 from the field back on his college campus.Bell, a second-round pick from Oregon whose rights were acquired by the Warriors, had six points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots. He had 11 rebounds and six blocks in the final preliminary game.C.J. Williams, who hit the winning basket in that matchup, topped the No. 11 Timberwolves with 19 points.SUNS 97, JAZZ 81No. 4 pick Josh Jackson had 21 points and 15 rebounds to power 13th-seeded Phoenix into a round of 16 matchup with unbeaten Memphis.Dragan Bender and Mike James each added 18 points for the Suns (2-2), who will meet the fourth-seeded Grizzlies on Thursday.Utah rested rookie Donovan Mitchell a night after his 37-point performance and fell to 0-4. Eric Griffin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 20 seed.KINGS 69, BUCKS 65 Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ball looked fine Wednesday while playing against a Philadelphia team playing without Markelle Fultz, the player drafted before Ball who is sitting out with an ankle injury.The point guard from UCLA scored 28 points in the second half, but the Lakers couldn’t get him the ball on an inbounds pass trailing by one. Instead, Ivaca Zubac got free and was fouled with 4.6 seconds left, making both free throws to give the No. 15 seeds the lead for good.Furkan Korkmaz scored 19 for the No. 18 76ers (1-3).The tournament began Wednesday with eight games, featuring the Nos. 9-24 seeds. The top eight seeds earned byes into the second round Thursday.In other action:ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

PH water polo gunning for podium celebration

first_imgNGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo That, according to him, prepared them for the tough grind ahead as they battle regional heavyweights in the sport like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.“This time we don’t feel any pressure because we are confident that we are prepared after training in Barcelona,” said Gomez in Filipino.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 country went home empty-handed two years ago in the Singapore edition but this time, Gomez said they are not just physically, but also mentally prepared.“We are more focused right now. And we are all fit and in top condition,” said Gomez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games PH men’s volleyball team vows to give it all in SEA Games The country’s water polo squad, half of which is made up of enlisted military men, is hoping to duplicate—if not surpass—a silver medal finish in the 2009 Laos SEA Games.The team flies to the Malaysian capital on Sunday, two days before the competition starts at National Aquatics Center in Bukit Jalil.The rest of the team are Abnel Amiladjid, Adan Gonzales, Frazier Alamara, Juan Paolo Serrano, Macgyver Reyes, Mark Jerwin Valdez, Matthew Royce Yu, Mico Anota, Mummar Alamara, Reynaldo Salonga Jr., Romark Johnson Belo and Teodoro Roy Canete Jr.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Among the firsts to storm out of the trenches for Team Philippines, water polo team is brimming with confidence as it guns for a podium finish in the Southeast Asian Games which starts in Kuala Lumpur next week.Team captain Tain Gomez Jr., said the team honed its skills in a training camp in Barcelona, Spain, which he described as “very hard and high level.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

CEU shocks Flying V, advances to D-League Finals

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CEU 72 – Wamar 19, Aquino 13, Casiño 12, Ebondo 11, Manlangit 11, Jeruta 4, Arim 2, Uri 2, Cruz 2, Fuentes 0.FLYING V 67 – Teng 19, Thiele 13, Torres 8, Banal 7, Paredes 6, Salamat 6, Austria 3, Tampus 3, Cañada 2, Dionisio 0.Quarters: 12-18, 32-39, 51-54, 72-67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 STORIEScenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Orlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University dug deep and stunned Flying V, 72-67, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to oust the top seed and move on to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.Orlan Wamar kept the Scorpions afloat with 17 points built of four treys, on top of two rebounds, while Art Aquino emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of the Thunder with his 13-point, 10-rebound performance.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hans Thiele had a chance to tie the game for Flying V at in the final minute, but he botched his shot from up-close, allowing Ebondo to seal the game with three freebies in the waning seconds of the game.“I just told my players to stay focused and stick to our gameplan,” said Garcia.The Scorpions will now prepare for Cignal HD in the best-of-three Finals, starting on Tuesday.Leading Conference MVP candidate Jeron Teng bowed out with 19 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while Thiele got 13 markers and four boards in the exit.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT JK Casiño also added 12 markers and five boards, JJ Manlangit had 11 points and nine rebounds, as Rod Ebondo took care of the dirty work with his 11 markers and 18 boards.“I’m so proud of my players because they gave their best. That’s how we’re able to make it here,” said coach Yong Garcia, who made the Finals in his first conference at the helm for CEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Scorpions became only the second fourth-seed to advance to the championship series, following the footsteps of Tanduay in the 2016 Foundation Cup.CEU crawled back from a 13-point deficit, 25-12, and slowly chipped away the lead before finally zooming ahead 58-57, thanks to a Manlangit jumper at the 7:18 mark of the fourth quarter. Korea downs China for AVC bronze Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more

‘Uganda not to pull out of CWG’

first_imgUpset by the way the Indian authorities handled the situation after three of its officials met with an accident at the Games Village due to a security device malfunction on Wednesday night Uganada is still waiting for a “proper apology” from the government or the organising committee. It has however decided against pulling out of the ongoing Games. The Delhi Police had on Thursday registered a case of negligence, which was welcomed by the Ugandans. But the visitors were still unsatisfied with the response to the incident. Even an apology from Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell and Sports Minister M.S. Gill failed to pacify the Ugandans. Speaking to Headlines Today Uganda High Commissioner Nimisha Madhvani said, “Our athletes have worked very hard for this (CWG) and we will not penalise them for that. But we are still seeking a proper apology from India over the mishap that happened along with adequate compensation for those injured. No one has been to visit them as yet.” Unhappy by the government’s response to the incident, wherein three senior officials were injured, Uganda had on Thursday skipped a dinner party hosted by Gill.last_img read more

Curl up

first_imgPriyanka Chopra in curled tressesKareena Kapoor has it, Sonam Kapoor adorns it very often and sexy diva Piggy Chops can be seen flashing her curves and curls wherever she goes. Walk into any of the Punjab’s high-end parties and you will find many girls sporting the curls. Not only does,Priyanka Chopra in curled tressesKareena Kapoor has it, Sonam Kapoor adorns it very often and sexy diva Piggy Chops can be seen flashing her curves and curls wherever she goes. Walk into any of the Punjab’s high-end parties and you will find many girls sporting the curls. Not only does it make your hair look wavy but the style is snazzy and extremely attractive.Neat and elaborately arranged hairdos are passe. This is the time for long flowing tresses and grungy look that is doing the rounds at most of the party circuits. And if combined with coloured streaks, it makes for a sassy look. While the women have gone all nude with their make-up, there are some interesting hair trends making a comeback this season. Looks like the messy side hair braid is here to stay for long. From romantic curls to quirky layers, these are the hair trends that got us talking. Indira Ahluwalia, a known makeup and hairstylist from Ludhiana says, “Classic Hollywood glamour is something to consider. Sleek and glossy waves are back in vogue. Shine is an important factor to be taken care of. Dull and rough hair are a complete no no. So if you want your tresses to look shiny get aproper treatment done or sport the popular hair colour.”Bollywood beauty Kareena can be seen flaunting her curls”Parties are all about lookingglamorous and your most resplendent self. So this season when you are all set to flaunt your grooves, let your shiny hair do the talking. Opt for softer curls which complement the minimalistic makeup. If your face is heavy, do not go for the tighter curls as these highlight your jaw,” quips Ahluwalia.The other thing to consider iscolour. A new shade for every party you attend this month. This is possible if you learn to colour your hair at home. Quick, easy and trendy, your look for the New Year bash is complete. Shades of brown, deep reds and golden hues are the ‘colour of the moment’. Be brave and courageous about your hair. Curls and colour are the buzzwords this season. Sonam KapoorNikita Malhotra, 22-year-old quips, “I wanted something new so chestnut is my choice for the coming year. I have got my hair coloured and curl them up occasionally. This is what you get to see at most of the parties. So why not go for it.” Agrees, Mohita Chabbra, a 25-year-old professional, “Be it a formal or an informal occasion, coloured layers are everywhere to be seen.” However, one should go easy on curls. Style you hair according to the facecut you have. Neelu Grewal, makeup and hair stylist, Chandigarh suggests, “A lot depends on your facecut, haircut and your capacity to maintain them. So if you have a long face,your hair shouldn’t be so long. Ideally it should not be more than four inches below your shoulders. Heavy layers suit this type of face but it should start from somewhere near you nose.” Those of you who have a broad face should have curls starting from the top. “Curls draw all the attention and make you jaw look small,” quips Grewal. Also, if your hair are unmanageable and you can’t do with updos then go for the messy ones. Grewal suggests some offbeat looks, “Matte deep red lips go well with a messy hairdo. Or smokyshimmery eyes, nude lips with sleek pulled back hair, these are sure to become the centre of attraction. So get set for the party.”advertisementlast_img read more

Bright young thing

first_imgMiss Ahmedabad 2007, Heena Vashisht has been on a roll since she won the crown. With a slew of titles in her kitty, her moment of glory was being crowned Miss India University Photogenic 2010 at the Mr and Ms University and College Idol in the all India finale in,Miss Ahmedabad 2007, Heena Vashisht has been on a roll since she won the crown. With a slew of titles in her kitty, her moment of glory was being crowned Miss India University Photogenic 2010 at the Mr and Ms University and College Idol in the all India finale in Mumbai. Over the last three years, Vashisht has catwalked the runway at shows of Vogue, Pantaloons and Levis, anchored events and done photo-shoots for print/editorial advertisements.Fashion frenzy: This diva loves to shop for trendy clothes. “I love to buy different kinds of clothes. I like to look classy and chic always, wear the most stylish outfits. When I find a sexy dress, I don’t need an occasion to buy it. I just buy accessories to match,” she says.Brand brigade: She is often seen sporting Dolce & Gabbana shoes and sunglasses. Her favourite fashion brands are Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.Bag essentials: She always carries her Blackberry, fragrances, shades and a designer wallet in her handbag. She never travels out of Ahmedabad without a laptop and a camera.Style icon: “I think Priyanka Chopra rocks, she is my style icon. I love the way she dresses up and the way she talks. She has luscious lips and is a complete package of style, intelligence and the oopmh factor. I try to emulate her hairstyle, her dresses, piercing, her sexy pout, and am off to the malls to hunt for anything new she wears,” says the lady.On the spotadvertisementNaseeruddin Shah was seen dining at the Poolside Grill of the Cambay Grand Hotel in Ahmedabad recently. He was in the city with Ratna Pathak Shah and Heeba Shah for a performance of their production Ismat Aapa ke Naam based on three short stories of Ismat Chughtai at Jai Shankar Sundari Hall.Author Chetan Bhagat was recently spotted in the city alongwith Spice Group’s Dilip Modi. The two were in Ahmedabad for a seminar organised by Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries.Many stalwarts of the film industry were present at the International film festival at the City Pulse in Ahmedabad. Those seen at the do included cine star Asha Parekh, film director Ketan Mehta, Subhash Ghai, Satish Kaushik, actor Anupam Kher, Manisha Koirala, Sridevi, Divya Dutta among others.last_img read more

Vizzy Trophy to be revived in 2011-12

first_imgHere’s some good news for promising university cricketers. The prestigious Vizzy Trophy, the highest platform for up and coming students to exhibit their talent, is being revived this season.In 2010-11, the premier inter-zonal tournament, which used to be organised jointly by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Indian cricket board, wasn’t held, reportedly due to sharp differences between them over financial issues.As a result, the AIU informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it won’t be organising the tournament from the 2011-12 season onwards. BCCI president Shashank Manohar informed at a meeting of the Board’s working committee on April 27 that the AIU has declined to host the tournament and that the Board would organise it “on its own”. However, contrary to this announcement, the BCCI didn’t make any provision for the Vizzy Trophy in its budget for 2011-12.BCCI treasurer MP Pandove confirmed that the Board has stopped sponsoring the tournament, named after former India Test captain Maharajkumar of Vizianagram, popularly known as ‘Vizzy’. “As far as the BCCI is concerned, we have nothing to do with the Vizzy Trophy,” Pandove told Mail Today. Also, the Board’s Vizzy Trophy Committee, headed by Arindam Ganguly, didn’t meet even once during the 2011-12 season, and there’s no chance of it meeting now as the BCCI’s annual general body meeting is just a few days away (September 19 and 20).But an AIU circular informed universities a couple of days ago that the tournament was being “revived”. Although the dates haven’t been announced, the tournament’s traditional dates have been from February 2-9. The last edition of the tournament was, however, played in March 2010. Teams from four university zones – east, west, north, and south – compete in the Vizzy Trophy that has thrown up some well known players.advertisementSanjay Manjrekar is one of the most prominent players to have emerged from the intervarsity cricket, having once scored six successive centuries in a zonal tournament that propelled him to higher grades of cricket.Gurdeep Singh, under secretary (sports) with the AIU, made the announcement that will bring cheer to students.”The Vizzy Trophy men’s cricket tournament was introduced to arouse the interest amongst university students. The conduct of the Vizzy Trophy tournament was discontinued due to certain unavoidable reasons in 2010-11,” he wrote in his letter to the universities across the country.Gurdeep informed that the decision to revive the tournament was taken at an AIU Sports Board meeting. “The issue regarding this prestigious competition was discussed and it was decided to restart the popular cricket event with a view to identify talented players and train them on scientific lines for high performance at the national and international level,” he wrote.”In view of the above, the decision of the AIU Sports Board may kindly be brought to the notice of all cricket players of your university and its affiliated colleges for advance information and necessary action,” he said. “In this regard, the schedule of the tournament will be communicated to all the stakeholders in due course of time.” The BCCI and AIU had jointly organised the tournament for several years. But differences cropped up over budget, expenditure and related issues, besides the reported personal animosity between a few top officials.Sources say that the BCCI hadn’t been getting satisfactory explanation for the expenditure from the AIU. Money was only one reason for the fallout between the BCCI and the AIU. “A couple of top officials of both bodies also fought over the entitlement of air travel. The BCCI used to provide economy class travel allowance to Vizzy Trophy committee members while one particular AIU official sought JClass. Eventually, it became a major issue,” said a source.last_img read more

Azhar’s son Ayazuddin continues to be critical

first_imgFormer cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s son, who was involved in a road mishap, continues to be very critical.Doctors attending on Ayazuddin say that while bleeding in his chest has been brought under control, his kidneys have been bleeding profusely.Doctors are unable to perform surgery on him as he continues to be very weak. Azharuddin’s nephew Ajmal had on Sunday died after the crash. Ajmal was riding pillion with Ayazuddin when the mishap took place.Doctors treating him at Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital have said that Ayaz is still on ventilator support.Azharuddin arrived from London early on Monday morning and drove straight to the hospital.Ayaz crashed his sports bike on Sunday morning near a toll gate. Both he and his cousin were taken to hospital in an unconscious state. Ajmal was later declared dead.Ayaz is the youngest of the two sons of Azharuddin from his first wife Naureen, whom the latter divorced to marry actor Sangeeta Bijlani.Both Naureen and Bijlani are at the hospital. Azharuddin, who played 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals for India, was banned for life in 2000 following allegations of his involvement in match fixing.The former cricketer, who joined Congress before 2009 elections, was elected to the Lok Sabha from Moradabad (UP).last_img read more

I have seen so much blood that I hate red now: Yuvraj

first_imgAlmost everyone in this world feel that ‘red is the colour of love’ but if you are a certain Yuvraj Singh, then you have more reasons to believe that even ‘shades of grey’ can have a soothing feeling than colour red.Even a year back, Yuvraj would have told you that he loved everything red but not anymore for the man who has successfully battled against a rare germ cell cancer.”Red used to be my favourite colour but I have seen so much of blood that now I hate red. The colour irritates me,” Yuvraj said during an interaction with mediapersons at his cricket academy in Pathways School, Gurgaon recently.As Lance Armstrong would tell you that “It’s Not About the Bike”, Yuvraj now realizes that it’s certainly not about ‘the bat’ anymore.”My approach towards the game has been changed. Of course, it will be the biggest achievement for me whenever I will play my first game for the country (after recovering).”He recalled the hard days during treatment and how it felt being back to normal life.”I struggled to breath earlier. Now I am breathing with both lungs. I can eat samosa. I could smell food during chemo but could not eat it. I am relieved to be able to live like a normal man now,” the 30-year-old said in a pragmatic tone.After initial realization that he has been affected by a dreadful disease, the stylish left-hander did feel that he may not be able to play again.advertisement”I was in bed for 4-6 months and only I can feel what it means to be back on the field. Even I did not imagine that I will be able to play again but my progress has been good. I can’t describe in words, how it felt when I had my first knocking session.”For the past couple of weeks, Yuvraj has time and again expressed his desire to be a part of World T20 Championship but he doesn’t want to rush things.”I am not worried. Obviously, I want to play but I can’t keep thinking about it,” he added.The ‘Man of The Tournament’ during World Cup admitted that initial phase of training was “really painful.””For the first two weeks, every muscle in my body was paining. The body used to be bit shaky but I’m 50-55 per cent there. Rest, I will attain in two months.”I am hitting the ball well. The hand-eye co-ordination is better although the feet movement is slow. The best part is that I don’t get tired now. Hopefully, I will be able to make a comeback in T20 World Cup,” Yuvraj, who is working out for six hours a day, concluded.last_img read more

Rajesh Khanna admitted to Mumbai hospital again

first_imgYesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna was admitted to the city’s Lilavati hospital on Sunday evening due to weakness, a week after being released from there, sources close to him said.”He is in the hospital,” a hospital source said, without divulging the reason behind the hospitalisation of the 69-year-old actor, fondly called Kaka.However, sources close to the actor said that he was shifted to hospital due to weakness and Khanna’s estranged wife Dimple Kapadia and daughter Rinkie are with him.Earlier on June 20, it was reported that Khanna had stopped taking food. But the next day, he emerged at the balcony of his home Aashirwad in carter road in Bandra and waved to his fans.Soon after that, on June 23, he had to be admitted to hospital due to exhaustion and weakness. He was discharged on July 8.Earlier also in the month of April he was admitted to Lilavati hospital for three-four days after he complained of uneasiness and exhaustion.Khanna had recently appeared in his first TV ad for for Havell’s fan, directed by R Balki.last_img read more

Vijender Singh qualifies for London Olympics

first_imgVijender Singh (75kg) became the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games for a third successive time after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday.The first Indian to win an Olympic and World Championships medal – bronze in both events – Vijender outpunched Chuluuntumur Tumurkhuyag of Mongolia 27-17 to not just assure himself of an Olympic berth but also a medal at the ongoing tournament.”I am back,” were Vijender’s first words while speaking to PTI from Astana after winning the crucial bout, a loss in which would have ended his hopes of making the London Games.The 26-year-old had failed in his first attempt to book a ticket for London in last year’s World Championships.”I have answered all my critics, who said that I was finished (after losing in the first round of World Championships),” said the former world number one, who was gasping for breath after a draining encounter.Before the 2008 Beijing Games, Vijender had won gold at the Asian Qualifiers at that time, which incidentally were also held in Kazakhstan.”I will now give it my all in the Olympics and prove that I am the best. It’s such a relief to have got qualified. The fact that I am the first Indian boxer to have qualified for a third successive Olympics makes it all the more special,” he said.Vijender, a former World Championships bronze-medallist, had defeated Syria’s Ishak Waez in his pre-quarterfinal bout after getting an opening-round bye.advertisement”His fitness and endurance were a revelation in today’s bout. He took me by surprise with the intensity with which he fought,” said national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu.”I don’t have words to describe how well he fought. It was a fantastic display by a proven talent,” he added.Vijender had lost in the preliminaries of 2004 Athens Games but went on to clinch a bronze in the Beijing edition.With his qualification for London, Vijender became the fifth Indian boxer to book a berth for the mega event.India already have four Olympic berths through L Devendro Singh (49kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan (69kg) who grabbed their slots after reaching the quarterfinals of the World Championships last year.Of these, Vikas went on to clinch a bronze in the biennial event — only the second boxer after Vijender to achieve the feat.last_img read more

San Miguel stint is Terrence Romeo’s shot at redemption, says Leo Austria

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MANILA, Philippines—Volatile star Terrence Romeo has had a tumultuous pro career that reached its low point recently when TNT reportedly wanted him out upon players’ requests.ADVERTISEMENT Romeo on Wednesday was officially shipped to San Miguel Beer in exchange for third stringers Brian Heruela and David Semerad and a 2021 first round pick.The move to the Beermen, however, not only gives Romeo a breath but more significantly, a golden opportunity to prove his critics wrong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefREAD: Seven TNT KaTropa players declare they want Terrence Romeo out“This is a chance for him to redeem himself,” San Miguel head coach Leo Austria told INQUIRER.net just hours after the PBA approved the deal. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img The 26-year-old Romeo has been involved in controversies beginning last March when he and his former coach Pido Jarencio at GlobalPort figured in a heated verbal exchange during a game.He was also among the players suspended by Fiba for his participation in the Gilas Pilipinas and Australia brawl in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in July.READ: Terrence Romeo to San Miguel gets PBA green light Austria said he had a lengthy conversation with Romeo over the phone on Tuesday and one of his early advice to the three-time PBA scoring champion is “just enjoy the game.”“We welcome him with open arms and I told him, ‘you don’t have to do so much here at San Miguel. You have the likes of June Mar, Standhardinger that can also score,’” Austria said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel has been having a hectic offseason following its surprisingly early exit in the ongoing 2018 Governors’ Cup where it got eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual finalist Alaska.Apart from Romeo, the Beermen also acquired Paul Zamar and Ronald Tubid from Blackwater and Columbian, respectively.“They are a great addition to the team. On paper, we now have the deepest team with Romeo, Zamar and also Tubid but it remains to be seen until we actually play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Man United hires former striker Solskjaer as interim managerlast_img read more