Irving confirms he did not talk to LeBron about trade request: ‘Why would I have to?’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “And it’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody, I’m not here to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there. It’s nothing about that.”After mostly keeping to himself since the trade went down, Irving further explained his motivations behind leaving Cleveland.“It’s just there comes a time when you mature as an individual. It’s time to make that decision,” he shared.“And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save someone’s feelings, when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. And it wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t anything about that. I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I have in all of this.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” the 25-year-old guard confirmed that he did not speak with LeBron about his trade request, nor did he feel obligated to do so.“Did you speak to LeBron James or talk to LeBron James before you and your representatives met with ownership before you let them know you wanted out?” host Stephen A. Smith candidly asked the four-time All-Star.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“No. Why would I have to?” Irving responded, prompting Smith to say that LeBron might have taken it personally.Without mentioning his former teammate’s name, Irving calmly explained his side: “I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life.” E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Former teammates Kyrie Irving (left) and LeBron James  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOKyrie Irving and LeBron James will share the court on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season next month. But for the first time in a long time, it won’t be as teammates.Irving recently demanded his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers and got his wish when he was traded to the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

In his first PBA finals, Slaughter faces former coach

first_imgNow, Slaughter is excited to hit the court for the Gin Kings as he plays his first championship series in the pro league.“It’s awesome. All of us were on board and we won last year, that felt great. But I’m really excited because not only just because I’m coming back, but also it’s my first time (in the Finals) in the PBA,” he said.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 shutoutSlaughter is no stranger to the bright lights, winning titles in his collegiate days in University of the Visayas and Ateneo.However, this time will be peculiar ss he will go up against his former Blue Eagle mentor Norman Black, who is now at the helm for Meralco. View comments MOST READ Read Next La Salle takes 4th UAAP table tennis crown; NU seizes men’s throne Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The 6-foot-11 slotman admitted that it’s going to be weird, but he’s equally glad to see his former coach at this stage.“It just goes to show you what a great coach coach Norman is. Everywhere he’s gone, he is having a lot of success. I’ve learned a lot from him and now it will be interesting to go up against him,” he said.Asked if he sees it as a huge edge for Ginebra given his familiarity on Black’s system, Slaughter just said: “We’ll see when it comes to play. But if he forced me baseline and double from the baseline then I see that things haven’t changed much.”But more than anything,  Slaughter is motivated by this chance to be a major contributor for what could be his first title.“I’m just really excited, but we got to stay on an even keel. Hopefully, we’ll get this first game. Hopefully, we can repeat it this year because we want it so bad,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:37Protesters 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 Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESThis time last year, Greg Slaughter was raring for a chance to see action in the Finals as he helplessly nursed his torn ACL on his right knee.Though he wasn’t able to contribute, the Cebuano slotman was elated to see Ginebra end its eight-year title drought.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Calisaan scores 36, Stags knock off Knights for 4th spot

first_imgRead Next Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR PLAY LIST 03:47Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rey Nambatac bid the Knights goodbye with his 11 markers as he was a minus-19 for his side in the defeat.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 74 – Calisaan 36, Costelo 13, Ilagan 6, Navarro 6, Valdez 4, David 3, Gayosa 3, Bulanadi 2, Baetiong 1, Calma 0, Capobres 0, Mercado 0.LETRAN 69 – Taladua 16, Quinto 15, Calvo 11, Nambatac 11, Vacaro 8, Ambohot 3, Balanza 3, Balagasay 2, Mandreza 0, Gedaria 0.Quarters: 18-16, 32-30, 53-54, 74-69. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES San Sebastian’s win also propelled it to the Final Four for the first time since Season 89 in 2013, as it sets up a knockout date against third-seed JRU on Friday.“The boys deserve it all, especially with the way they played today. Hopefully, this will be the start of us having a good character in the Final Four,” said Macaraya.Costelo weaved his magic in the clutch as he split the defense and scored on a floater with 44.9 ticks left to put San Sebastian up, 71-69.Letran had a chance to re-take the lead, but Jeo Ambohot botched his three from the right wing, setting the stage for Calisaan’s game-clinching triple.Jeremiah Taladua paced Letran with 16 points and five rebounds, Bong Quinto flirted with a triple-double of 15 markers, 11 boards, and seven assists, and JP Calvo got 11 points, seven rebounds, and six dimes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMichael Calisaan was blazing all over the court as he anchored San Sebastian to a 74-69 victory over Letran to take the four-seed and move on to the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament stepladder semifinals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 22-year-old forward unleashed a career-best 36 points, including the dagger three from the top of the arc with 18.3 seconds left to seal the deal for the Golden Stags.ADVERTISEMENT Calisaan went 14-of-22 from the field while also hauled down 10 rebounds for San Sebastian.Senior playmaker Ryan Costelo also poured nine of his 13 markers in the last 4:20 of the game as the two fired 16 of the Golden Stags’ last 18 points in the do-or-die tiff.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“These two are my veterans and they really showed it in the game,” said coach Egay Macaraya, who celebrated his 56th birthday in style.RK Ilagan and Renzo Navarro combined for 12 points, six rebounds, and five assists in the victory. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fil-Indonesian Enguio back in PH for PBA Draftlast_img read more

Kelly Williams admits it felt good to ‘shoot, be free’

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Williams made 18 shot attempts on Wednesday in the KaTropa’s 90-85 win over Kia, the most he ever took since he became part of the TNT franchise in 2010.READ: TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It felt awkward today, so something had to be different,” said Williams who finished the game with 23 points, eight rebounds, and 11 made attempts. “It felt good to shoot and be free.”TNT played without center Moala Tautuaa, who was suffering from food poisoning, and Williams took it upon himself to be the offensive focal point in the KaTropa’s frontcourt. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img With offcourt issues settled, Calvin Abueva unleashes ‘Beast 2.0′ Prior to TNT’s fourth win in seven games, Williams was just averaging 10 field goal attempts, almost half of what he attempted on Wednesday.READ: Kelly Williams rides ‘Angkas’ to beat traffic for TNT game“You know being aggressive is in every player’s mindset,” said Williams, who played his first four years with Sta. Lucia where he won the MVP in 2008. “You want to do the best that you can with the minutes you have.”“I always tell that to the younger guys that they should always take advantage with the time because you never know what can happen if you make the best out of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kelly Williams. PBA IMAGESKelly Williams left Mall of Asia Arena with a cathartic feel knowing full well TNT just climbed three steps to get to the third seed of the PBA Philippine Cup.Yet for the 6-foot-7 forward, knew something else was different.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Perpetual holds off San Sebastian for back-to-back wins

first_imgGJ Ylagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPerpetual pulled off a great escape, fending off San Sebastian’s late rally to come away with a tight 68-65 victory on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.GJ Ylagan drained four pressure-packed free throws in the last 14.6 to finish with a team-best 15 points, alongside three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block.ADVERTISEMENT “I knew I needed to make it because if I miss, we might still lose the game. And I didn’t want to lose,” the senior forward said in Filipino.But Ylagan’s biggest moment came with time winding down as he blocked Allyn Bulanadi’s potential game-tying trey, preserving the Altas’ second straight conquest to level their record to 2-2.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 starsPrince Eze notched a double-double with his 12 markers and 13 boards, while AJ Coronel got 10 points and four assists in the win.“It feels great because it’s so hard to win. We worked hard for this,” said Ylagan. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Perpetual almost lost grip of the game, squandering an eight-point lead, 57-49, midway in the payoff period as Michael Calisaan towed San Sebastian back in the game.The Golden Stags kept on fighting, with the lead being trimmed down to one, 66-65, with a Bulanadi three with 8.8 ticks remaining, before Ylagan canned the insurance freebies to ice the victory.Calisaan carried the load for San Sebastian (1-3) with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Ryan Costelo had 13 markers, four assists, and three boards.Bulanadi wound up with 12 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Stags absorbed their third straight defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Strong final surge carries CEU to D-League quarters Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet PERPETUAL 68 – Ylagan 15, Eze 12, Coronel 10, Yuhico 9, Pido 6, Dagangon 6, Singontiko 5, Sadiwa 3, Lucente 2, Tamayo 0, Mangalino 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 65 – Calisaan 14, Costelo 13, Bulanadi 12, Ilagan 8, Gayosa 7, David 7, Mercado 3, Navarro 1, Baetiong 0, Baytan 0, Valdez 0, Are 0, Calma 0, Quipse 0.Quarters: 13-14, 30-22, 49-44, 68-65. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

Neymar braced for PSG debut and French culture shock

first_imgNeymar #11 of Barcelona heads for the net in the first half against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2017 on July 22, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPHe has dazzled Rio’s imposing Maracana and Barcelona’s storied Camp Nou, but it’s Guingamp’s humble 17,000-capacity Stade du Rouduorou, tucked away in sleepy Brittany, which on Sunday greets Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer.With the mundanity of transfer paperwork finally resolved, the 25-year-old Brazilian magician will line up for Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since his mind-boggling 222 million euro ($261 million) move from Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “Neymar — the football version,” ran their headline on Saturday in a light-hearted reference to how the most expensive transfer in football history has dominated news despite Neymar not yet having kicked a ball in anger.“A trio of Neymar, Pastore and Angel di Maria will support (striker) Ederson Cavani,” predicted L’Equipe.The match in Guingamp kicks-off at 1900GMT.An hour later, and around 1,200km further south, Barcelona will start their first competitive match without Neymar by facing bitter rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.Barca’s scattergun approach to finding a replacement for Neymar has so far been unsuccessful with bids for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund rebuffed.Gerard Deulofeu was handed Neymar’s role alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front in Monday’s 5-0 friendly win over Chapecoense on his return to the club after spells at Everton and AC Milan.And the Spanish international took his chance with a goal and two assists in just 45 minutes on the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sore left arm keeps Sharapova out of Cincinnati event Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “He’s physically ready to play the whole ninety minutes,” PSG coach Unai Emery told AFP.“He’s been working well and we looked hard at tactics and free-kicks. We all want him in the starting eleven, he’s a player we need in the group.”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 starsEven Guingamp coach Antoine Kombouaré, himself a former PSG boss, wants Neymar to play despite the potential for destruction at the feet of the Brazilian superstar.“I want the fans to come Sunday to see Guingamp win… preferably against a side with Neymar in it. “We could have filled a stadium of 40,000 seats with no problem at all,” said Guingamp president Bertrand Desplat whose club budget is an eighth of what PSG paid for Neymar.“Remember the star of the show is going to be Neymar and for us we want to welcome this very special player and his team in the best conditions possible.”Journalists from far and wide are expected for the game — the ground’s press tribune, built to hold 80 people, has been extended to cater for 350.A total of 145 stewards will be on duty at the ground — 30 more than usual.1,200km away, Barca start new eraMeanwhile, French media speculated over who in the expensively-assembled PSG team will make way for Neymar.Le Parisien suggested it will be Javier Pastore, the Argentine star who was the first major signing after PSG were bought by their ambitious Qatari owners.“After first giving up his No.10 shirt, will he (Pastore) now give him (Neymar) his place in the team?” Le Parisien asked of the player who took up the No.10 shirt after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Manchester United last season, only to hand it to the Brazilian this summer.“Neymar will start on the left at the cost of Pastore.”Sports daily L’Equipe saw things differently, though. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “But the people here are not talking about Neymar. The people here support their team.”It will be a major culture shock for Neymar in a town which has a population of just 7,000 and is best known for its annual Breton dance showcase, the Saint Loup Festival which draws visitors from around the world.However, that’s not to say that Guingamp do not have football pedigree.They were French Cup winners in 2009 and 2014 and last season beat PSG 2-1 in the corresponding league fixture, the capital city club’s second defeat in four visits to Guingamp since their hosts were promoted in 2013.Furthermore, former Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba spent a season at the club in 2002/2003.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Sports groups hold own rallies

first_imgA group composed of concerned sports officials, coaches, athletes and sports aficionados held separate peace rallies in Manila and Cebu Thursday in an effort to pressure the Philippine Olympic Committee into a change of leadership.And with the target of the rallies, POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco reportedly unmoved by calls for his resignation, it looks like things are just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Navarro catches fire late as San Sebastian forces three-way tie for 4th Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Hundreds showed up in the Cebu rally, which was a bit larger than the one that gathered at Rizal Memorial. But Mequi said the important thing was to get the call for change going.“The presence of the old and the children, and a very apparent absence of those in-between, reflects the state of Philippine sports,” Mequi said. “The in-between who were not there constitute those who are involved in sports as leaders or managers of sports who tolerate the current practice of [not caring], who are satisfied with mediocrity.” LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planscenter_img View comments PSC Commissioner Mon Fernandez leads demonstrators in Cebu for the ouster of POC president Peping Cojuangco. Contributed photo. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ And the group seeking his ouster is bracing itself for a tough fight.“We will now shift gear and pressure the government to file charges against Peping and those who are found to be guilty in mismanaging people’s money,” Mequi said.Aside from calling for Cojuangco’s resignation, Fernandez said the rally in Cebu was also to call for a more equitable means for provincial athletes to make the national team.“What we are doing here is for the athletes, especially the ones from the provinces,” said Fernandez.“We feel like we are always victims of favoritism and prejudice,” added the PBA legend, who cited the problems of Mary Joy Tabal with the athletics association.ADVERTISEMENT “What will follow will be worth watching,” said former Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Perry Mequi, who led a small group that assembled at Rizal Memorial Coliseum for the Manila rally.In Cebu City, PSC commissioner Mon Fernandez led a bigger group that gathered at Fuente Osmeña circle and exhorted the athletes to distance themselves from the politicking and focus on their training.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 opening“Just keep practicing and let us do the fight for you,” Fernandez told the athletes.Cojuangco, who arrived from Turkmenistan, where he watched the campaign of the Philippine delegation in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, could not be reached for comment but sources say he will not give in to calls for his resignation. 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavorslast_img read more

Bopanna-Qureshi end runner-up at US Open

first_imgGuning for their first Grand Slam title, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq fought their hearts out but had to be content with a runners-up trophy at the US Open as the Indo-Pak Express lost the men’s doubles final 6-7(6) 6-7 (3) to Americans top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan in New York on Sunday.Bopanna and Qureshi, 16th seeds, did not look like a team playing their first ever Grand Slam final as they made the world number one pair work hard for points and played enthralling tennis for more than one-and-a-half hours.It was nevertheless a dream run for the two players as for the first time an Indian and a Pakistani player combined to reach the final of a Grand Slam event.They might have failed to win a title but Bopanna and Qureshi were successful in sending the message loud and clear that sport can help dissolve the boundaries and India and Pakistan can watch, play and earn glory together.They wore the t-shirts with slogan — stop war start tennis — to send the message of peace in the two countries, at loggerheads since the partition days.For Bryan brothers, it was their second Grand Slam title of the season and also a revenge victory, having lost the Washington quarter-finals to the Indo-Pak team. For the Bryan brothers, this title was their ninth men’s doubles crown.last_img read more

Cricket: Australia in World Cup 2007 semi finals

first_imgAussiesIs there a team that can stop Australia doing a hat-trick of World Cup wins? At the time of writing, they still have to play New Zealand in the Super 8 stage, and that should be a humdinger of a match. Though there is much talk of rivalry between Australia,AussiesIs there a team that can stop Australia doing a hat-trick of World Cup wins? At the time of writing, they still have to play New Zealand in the Super 8 stage, and that should be a humdinger of a match. Though there is much talk of rivalry between Australia and England, the Aussie dominance over England in recent years has been so complete that it is a surprise when England occasionally beat them. So is with South Africa.There are great similarities between Australia and South Africa. They have the same love for sport, the facilities for all sports are top class, the people are competitive and both have a fierce instinct in whichever sport they play against each other. But unlike rugby, the Proteas have never truly stretched the Aussies in cricket.But against their Trans-Tasman neighbour, New Zealand, the rivalry is to be seen to be believed. Somehow, even India-Pakistan encounters pale when one sees the intensity of passion when the Kiwis play the Aussies, especially in New Zealand. And that’s true in any sport. That the Kiwis beat the Australians in all three of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy games will be rankling the Aussies to no end, and remember, the Kiwis did that by chasing 300-plus scores, which is a remarkable achievement indeed. The Aussies were without Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist, and Brett Lee got injured. So they were without top players and would want to prove that the defeat was the result of that and possibly because they were jaded after the Ashes series and the triseries that followed. Mind you, the Aussies are not for excuses but for results, and they will want to show who is the boss in no uncertain manner.advertisementDespite similarities, South Africa have never stretched Australia in cricket.It is this total dominance over other teams that does bring up the question of whether the Aussies are beatable in this World Cup. True, teams do have the odd bad day, but the Aussies have hardly been stretched in the matches they have played so far. So much so that the likes of Michael Hussey and Brad Hodge have not had to hit the ball in anger so far. The Aussies had to promote Hussey to open the batting against Ireland to give him some time out in the middle, and that’s a chilling thought for the bowlers as the tournament reaches the final week.South Africa claimed the last place for the semi-finals by romping home to a win over a listless England side. That means, barring an unexpected big margin loss by Australia to New Zealand, the Proteas will face the Aussies in the semi-finals. That may not be what they want, but if they catch the Aussies on the wrong foot, just imagine the confidence with which they will enter the finals. Though the Australians beat them quite easily in their group clash, the Proteas will keep rewinding to that astonishing chase of 434, which not only got them the world record for most runs, but also a one day series victory. Where the Proteas might find themselves short is the spin department, where they have nobody of international class.The other anticipated semi-final between New Zealand and Sri Lanka promises to be a much closer one than their Super 8 clash where the Lankans ran out easy winners. Both captains, Stephen Fleming and Mahela Jayawardene, are shrewd operators who know how to extract the maximum from their players. Fleming is in his third consecutive World Cup as captain, and is also in good form with the bat, which makes a huge difference when one is leading the side. Jayawardene, on the other hand, has been in patchy form, but is capable of the sublime innings that can turn the match around. He came in for plenty of flak for resting Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan in their Super 8 clash with Australia, but it was more to do with resting two senior players than a tactical ploy. Australia won that game easily. Some of the gloss was taken out of the win through the absence of Vaas and Murali.The one-day game does not allow too much scope for tactical moves, but captains have been using their spinners in a clever way. The ‘Powerplay’ also has been used intelligently, though Brian Lara got it horribly wrong against South Africa when he took the final one in the 44th over of their innings.As the tournament enters its final phase, tactics will count, but not as much as temperament and fitness. That is what invariably separates the men from the boys.advertisementFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be writing an exclusive column for all through the World Cup.last_img read more

Nehru Cup football: India scrape through 2-1 against Syria

first_imgA header from skipper Sunil Chhetri and a sublime strike by Anthony Pereira gave India a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.Chettri gave India the lead in added time of the first half. In-form Clifford Miranda proved instrumental when his precise cross from the left found the Lisbon ‘B’ striker completely free.Perriera, who substituted Sanju Pradhan in the second half, curled the ball from outside the box in the 84th minute, giving the Syrian custodian no chance.Syria scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute which proved a little too late. Ouday Abduljaffal’s free-kick saw Alaa Alshbbli head the ball home from six yards out, which left India’s custodian Subrata Paul with no chance to save.India coach Wim Koeverman’s idea of ‘total football’ failed to appear as intermittent rain and poor conditions didn’t allow the passing game to flourish. The rain made the game much slower with both teams failing to hold on to the ball and relying heavily on long ball tactics.Despite the win, the Dutch coach will have his hands full. India looked far from convincing with a shaky defence.The hosts also had a few pluses. Francisco Fernandes had a solid match, linking up well with the lanky Lenny Singh.India started the game on a positive note, with Chhetri getting the first shot off in the 10th minute. The Portugal-return forward took the ball with his back to the goal, and unleashed a snap shot which went just wide.advertisementSoon after, Syria’s Mehdazahir Almedani shot from 30 yards out but it was well wide of the goal.India had a decent spell in the middle of the first half but failed to capitalise with poor delivery in the final third of the pitch.Miranda with his trickery was a constant thorn down the left side.Mardik Mardikian received the first caution of the game, booked for simulation. He, though, had Syria’s best chance but wasted his shot from six yards out after he got in between India’s two centre-backs, Rajju Gaikwad and Gouramangi Moirangthem.Skies opened up in the 26th minute and in the 33rd minute, torrential downpour stopped play for 15 minutes.Play resumed with Syrian forwards belting down the pitch but Subrata was up to his task. He made a smart save from Ali Ghalioum’s shot from 20 yards out.The Indian defence looked very shaky, regularly being caught out by long balls.The first half ended with a goalmouth scramble, however India managed to avert the danger. The second half was lacklustre, with both teams failing to produce any clear-cut chances.However, with time running out Syria had to score their much needed goal but reckless play opened India’s chances of counter-attacks.last_img read more

Just a little more effort can cure slow SMB start, says gunner Lassiter

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES “I don’t think coming to every game … we’re just going to blow teams out,” said Lassiter, who was one of the two cagers who did the heavy lifting for San Miguel Beer against Rain or Shine.“I know we have a big target but at the same time, we just got to keep working harder,” he added.Lassiter had a team-best 27 points to go with June Mar Fajardo’s 24. Four more members of San Miguel chimed in double-digit scoring performances.San Miguel Beer will try to haul its record up to an even .500 when it battles struggling Blackwater next Wednesday at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt has nothing to do with coaching. It has nothing to do with chemistry. Whatever is bugging San Miguel Beer right now, Marcio Lassiter feels it can be remedied by a little more effort on the less glamorous parts of the game.“Defense,” Lassiter said matter-of-factly moments after the Beermen dropped a 108-98 defeat to Rain Or Shine on Friday night. “That’s No. 1. [And] we can’t seem to rebound. I’d say those two were the biggest things.”ADVERTISEMENT Ceres Negros signs up veteran Azkals defender Alvaro Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Five games into San Miguel Beer’s bid for a fifth straight conquest of the PBA Philippine Cup, the Beermen are tiptoeing on a 2-3 win-loss record. There is chatter on coach Leo Austria’s struggle to find the right mix of talent on the floor and on how introducing a star like Terrence Romeo into San Miguel’s “star-less” system has slowed the Beermen’s start, but Lassiter feels if the team starts grabbing rebounds, it would turn its fate around instantly.“If we can’t rebound, then we can’t play our up-tempo [style],” Lassiter said. “We can’t go out and play our game … not getting the defensive rebound.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAgainst the Painters, the rulers of the PBA’s most prestigious tournament were outrebounded, 58-47.Lassiter knows the Beermen need to bring full effort into every game with every team in the field intent on ending their dynastic rule of the all-Filipino conference.center_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Weeks 1 and 2

first_imgView comments MANILA, Philippines—It’s finally here.The UAAP’s most anticipated sport in the second semester is two weeks in and the action did not disappoint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDefending champion De La Salle is holding fort on the top seed with a 2-0 record while University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, and Ateneo are all knocking at the gates with identical 2-1 cards.It’s still early in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, but some players wasted little time in showcasing their chops. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Still when the occasion calls for it, Molde is not shy to deliver the punishment.Molde had a couple of games wherein she scored 11 and 13 points, solid production but not entirely explosive, but her season debut was utterly brilliant.Against University of the East in the season opener, Molde erupted for 23 points—at this point is still the most scored in a game—as she led the Lady Maroons to the 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12 win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carlos had 20 points in UP’s loss to UST, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, while scoring 15 and 17 points in the Lady Maroons’ two victories.4. Milena Alessandrini (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s already mentioned that Rondina got some help in Season 81, and the first of whom was reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini.The second-year hitter already showed promise back in Season 80 but she missed a chunk of the tournament due to injury, but she’s now in full health to help the Golden Tigresses.Alessandrini is tied with another Golden Tigress in the fourth spot of the Best Scorers table but she got the higher nod in this list due to her brilliant turnaround from being pedestrian against Ateneo to being a speedster UST’s win against UP.After scoring just 10 points in UST’s loss to Ateneo, Alessandrini erupted for 22 points in the Golden Tigresses’ victory against the Lady Maroons.5. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s safe to say that Eya Laure has lived up to the hype.Tabbed as a frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year plum even before the start of the tournament, Laure has shown that she can dance with the big girls.Laure was a winner of multiple awards in high school including the MVP and the Rookie of the Year and she’s so far translated that talent into the collegiate game. 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 Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT She’s tied with Alessandrini and UP’s Isa Molde at the fourth spot of the Best Scorers ladder, and she’s got to this level through sheer consistency and versatility.Laure’s lowest production in her first three games in the collegiate level is 12 points and that was in UST’s loss to Ateneo while her other games saw her put up 18 and 17 points.She’s also seventh in the Best Blockers category with an average of 0.62 kill blocks per set and fourth in the Best Spikers table with a success rate of 33.94 percent.6. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Jolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilling in the shoes of Kianna Dy is no small feat for a new Lady Spiker but rookie Jolina Dela Cruz has shown the moxie needed to make a name for herself in the illustrious De La Salle program.Dy was a one-time Finals MVP and owner of three titles with her role as La Salle’s opposite hitter for five years looming over anyone who would eventually take her place but Dela Cruz, well for the first two games, has shown she’s ready.Dela Cruz was steady for the Lady Spikers scoring a total of 21 points in her first two games, 11 of which came in their 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 win over Ateneo in the opening weekend.With 17,166 fans watching her at Mall of Asia Arena, Dela Cruz displayed utter calm in an atmosphere that would easily rattle and break anyone let alone a rookie.7. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCarlos and Molde are UP’s star pairing but there are times when Molde would take a backseat to the more physically imposing Carlos. 1. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShe’s not called “Big Kat” for nothing.Kat Tolentino was Ateneo’s talisman for the first two weeks of the competition and she made it known that she’s a force to be reckoned with this year having totaled a league best 57 points after three games.After a small hiccup against De La Salle in Ateneo’s first game of the season, the Lady Eagles have since racked up two straight wins against UST and last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University wherein Tolentino showed her prowess.Tolentino put up 22 points in Ateneo’s four-set win against the Golden Tigresses, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, and she showed her heart and character in the next game.ADVERTISEMENT After scoring just two points after the first two sets, Tolentino lit up and finished with 19 points in the Lady Eagles’ comeback victory against the Lady Tamaraws, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina doesn’t have to do everything for UST this time, but the “Cherry Bomb” remains explosive as ever.UST’s captain is the second-leading scorer behind Tolentino with 54 points and has been consistent throughout the first three games for the Golden Tigresses.Rondina scored 17 points in the two UST wins before tallying 20 in a losing effort against Ateneo as she tried to cover up for some offensive lapses by her team.Needless to say, Rondina’s production is still in the upper echelon of the league despite having major support from rising stars Milena Alessandrini and Eya Laure.3. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShe’s the skipper of University of the Philippines and she’s showing why everything goes through her.Diana Carlos is the emotional leader of the Lady Maroons and she’s displayed her offensive abilities by taking the third spot in the Best Scorers table with a total of 52 points.Interestingly, Carlos is similar to Rondina in the sense that she’s produced the most points in a loss. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Japeth Aguilar proposes to girlfriend at the airport as Gilas arrives in Manilalast_img read more

Vic Saludar retains WBO belt after dominating win over Japanese foe

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “I’m very happy, everything went to plan,” said Saludar via BoxingScene.com. “I knew I had to aim for the body. I never felt in danger.”Saludar, who is one of the five Filipino World champions that include Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jerwin Ancajas, and Donnie Nietes, improved to a 19-3 record with 10 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 28-year-old orthodox fighter is also on a five-fight winning streak after his victory against Taniguchi.Taniguchi, who’s three years Saludar’s junior, dropped to 11-3. 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi and Vic Saludar of Philippines (R) fight during their WBO minimum weight boxing title bout in Tokyo on February 26, 2019. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUTMANILA, Philippines—Vic Saludar retained his WBO World minimumweight title after dominating Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi to get the unanimous decision win Tuesday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.The Filipino champion earned all three of judges’ nods 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 in his first defense of the title that he won in July of 2018 also in Japan against Ryuya Yamanaka.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ONE Championship visits Los Angeles, considers global future MOST READlast_img read more

Steady for so long, Francesco Molinari’s wet miscues cost him Masters

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “But it is what it is.”It looked like Molinari might run away with his second major in two years during the first part of the round. He made six straight pars as others faltered. When he walked to the No. 7 tee box, he had a three-shot lead, looking unfazed by what was happening around him.He made bogey on No. 7 to end his par-or-better streak at 49 holes, but recovered with a birdie on No. 8. At the turn, he was still two shots ahead.But the first double bogey on 12 dropped him into a tie for the lead. The second on 15 sent him tumbling out of contention.“You cannot open the door to those kids of great players,” Molinari’s caddie Pello Iguaran said. “So you see what happens.”By the time 18 approached, the roars from the crowd had turned toward Tiger. The opportunity for his second major title had disappeared.“I’m really happy of the way I felt out there,” Molinari said. “I was calm, collected, never panicked — even after the first double bogey. I learned a lot of things today.“I did a few things I wish I had done differently now, but I learn from my mistakes.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Francesco Molinari, of Italy, takes a drop on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Francesco Molinari was gracious in defeat, despite losing control of the Masters following a wet and disappointing back nine.Just two bad shots, that’s all it took. Two splashdowns in the water and two double bogeys Sunday left him watching Tiger Woods celebrate capturing another green jacket.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 36-year-old Italian went 49 straight holes without a bogey at one point during the tournament. But a couple of bad swings erased all that good work in a hurry.“From my point of view, it’s just a step along the way,” Molinari said. “I think it wasn’t my day today. That ball on 12, if it is one yard further left it goes in the bunker (instead of the water). The third shot on 15, it could easily have not clipped the tree.“Sometimes it’s your day. Sometimes it isn’t.”Molinari said he hit an 8-iron on the decisive 12th hole. Last year’s British Open champion said the wind was difficult to judge on Sunday and he didn’t always have the control he wanted.“We picked the right shot.” Molinari said. “I just didn’t hit it hard enough. Simple as that. It was tough today with the wind gusting. I managed to scramble well on the front nine. I just had a couple mental lapses on the back nine that were costly.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles But Molinari was anything but petulant following the stinging setback. He acknowledged that watching Woods make history was special. Despite blowing a three-shot lead during the final round, he could appreciate the roars from the crowd and the electric atmosphere at Augusta National.However, he stopped short of saying he turned into a fan for a moment on the 18th green when Woods won.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“No,” he said before breaking into a small grin. “Sorry.”After playing rock-solid golf for 3½ rounds, Molinari flinched and errors opened the door for Woods — and others. Molinari hit his tee shot into the water at No. 12 and his third shot on No. 15 ended up wet as well. MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Tiger’s Journey: 11 years that felt like several lifetimes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Minimally invasive hip replacement

first_imgDefinitionMinimally invasive hip replacement is a technique used to perform hip replacement surgeries. It uses a smaller surgical cut, and fewer muscles around the hip are cut or detached.Alternative NamesSmall incision total hip replacement; MIS hip surgeryDescriptionTo perform this surgery:A cut will be made in one of three places — on the back of the hip (over the buttock), on the front of the hip (near the groin), or on the side of the hip.In most cases, the cut will be 3 – 6 inches long. In a regular hip replacement surgery, the cut is 10 – 12 inches long.The surgeon will use special instruments to work through the small cut.Surgery involves cutting and removing bone. The surgeon will remove some muscles and other tissues. Less tissue is removed than in regular surgery. Most of the time, muscles are not cut or detached.This procedure uses the same type of hip replacement implants as regular surgery.Why the Procedure Is PerformedAs in regular surgery, this procedure is done to replace or repair a diseased or damaged hip joint. This technique works better for patients who are younger and thinner. Minimally invasive techniques may allow for a quicker recovery and less pain.Talk with your surgeon about the benefits and risks. Ask if your surgeon has experience with this type of surgery.After the ProcedureThere is often lessblood loss and pain with this technique than with open surgery. People who have this surgeryoften have a shorter stay in the hospital and faster recovery. Ask your doctor if this procedure is a good choice for you.advertisementReferencesMeneghini RM, Smits SA, Swinford RR, Bahamonde RE. A randomized, prospective study of 3 minimally invasive surgical approaches in total hip arthroplasty: comprehensive gait analysis. J Arthroplasty. 2008;23:68-73.Harkess JW, Crockarell JR. Arthroplasty of the hip. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 3.Review Date:8/12/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Pankaj Advani claims 13th world title

first_imgIndian ace Pankaj Advani successfully defended his World 6-Red Snooker Championships title with a commanding 6-2 victory over Yan Bingtao of China here on Wednesday.The Bangalore cueist, who claimed his 13th World Championship title, held off a strong fight back by his Chinese opponent to register a 37-21, 57(30)-0, 32-29, 0-66(66), 6-38(37), 48-0, 75(71)-0, 40(35)-28 win.Advani was off to a good start with an early 3-0 lead in the best of 11-final. But Bingtao made a spirited comeback by winning the next couple of frames with the help of the 66-break.Advani however, took the next two frames without allowing his opponent to score a single point, to regain the upper hand.Advani then scored a huge 71 break in the seventh frame to move one frame away from winning the title.However, in the final frame, Bingtao took a comfortable 28-5 lead before missing what proved to be his last shot of the tournament as Advani cleared the table with a 35 break.last_img read more

Almost Certain: TV actor Sakshi Tanwar to play Aamir Khan’s wife in Dangal

first_imgOne of India’s best-loved television actresses, Sakshi Tanwar is best remembered for playing Parvati in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Priya in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, both successful TV shows from Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji stable. But now she’s spreading her wings to the big screen (she has done a film earlier) and has reportedly been finalised to play Mrs Mahavir Phogat a.k.a Aamir Khan’s wife in the Nitesh Tiwari film, Dangal.”Sakshi’s part is interesting as well as challenging. Over 70 actresses were auditioned for the same role. Around 52 of them were from small towns across states like Haryana and Punjab. A few of them had television experience. But none of the auditioned actresses were known faces from Bollywood because the makers wanted an organic chemistry between Aamir Khan and his on-screen wife. In fact, Aamir Khan enacted scenes with all the 70 actresses when they auditioned for the part. Generally, no big star would do that, but Aamir did it, since the idea was to gauge their body language, comfort level and look. After a lot of discussions and brainstorming sessions, the actor and the makers collectively took the call to cast Sakshi,” Hindustan Times quoted its source as saying.Also read: Is Aamir Khan risking his health for Dangal? | 6 TV bahus who went bold for big screen The actor will undergo training sessions to get the Haryanvi diction and body language right. Apart from playing a bahu on the small screen, Sakshi has also acted in the controversial film Mohalla Assi opposite Sunny Deol.advertisementAamir Khan’s salt and pepper look in DangalThere were also rumours that Mallika Sherawat had auditioned for the role in Dangal.Dangal is a sports biopic in which Aamir plays real-life wrestler Mahavir Phogat, the father of celebrated female wrestlers Geeta and Babita. The film will hit screens on Christmas next year.last_img read more

Nick Kyrgios courts more controversy after sledging Stan Wawrinka at Rogers Cup

first_imgAustralia’s Nick Kyrgios courted more controversy with an off-colour remark to his opponent Stan Wawrinka while Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal advanced in the second round in a day of upsets at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday.Kyrgios, who is well known for his outbursts off court and profanity on it, made a jibe at Wawrinka during the second set of their match about the Swiss player’s apparent girlfriend.Also read: Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal win but other seeds tumble in Montreal “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend,” Kyrgios was caught saying by television cameras in reference to his Davis Cup team mate Thanasi Kokkinakis. “Sorry to tell you that, mate.”It was unclear whether Wawrinka, who withdrew with a back injury in the third set while trailing 4-0, heard the jibe, though his coach Magnus Norman criticised the Australian on Twitter afterwards.”That was really really low Nick Kyrgios,” Norman wrote. “Hope for u that u have people around that will teach u a thing or 2 about life tonight. Very bad.”last_img read more