Road Warriors hold off Batang Pier, bolster Top Four bid

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJuami Tiongson caught fire late while JR Quiñahan did the dirty work as NLEX repulsed GlobalPort, 109-99, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pint-sized playmaker dropped 14 points in the payoff period, 12 of which coming from beyond-the-arc, as he triggered the Road Warriors’ early fourth quarter blast.ADVERTISEMENT Tiongson wound up with 21 points on 5-of-7 clip from three and four assists.“Juami Tiongson played really good today. That’s the way we want it, we want players stepping up,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “Kevin Alas did not play bad, but Tiongson was just playing so well that I let him finish the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe burly Quiñahan followed suit, scrapping his way down low to rack up 18 markers and off the bench as he helped NLEX grab a 102-91 lead with 4:03 remaining.Aaron Fuller topscored with 33 points that went with 20 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as the Road Warriors moved up to 7-2 in the standings with two games remaining in their schedule. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Guiao felt relieved to have survived the Batang Pier, who missed the services of Stanley Pringle.Pringle left for the United States to be with his ailing father.“We’re lucky that Pringle wasn’t there. I was watching the game against TNT and I was already contemplating on how will we stop this guy. But sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good,” said the veteran mentor.NLEX jumped out of the gates firing, establishing control early, 27-9, with 3:00 left in the first quarter before GlobalPort made a huge run that paved way for a nip-and-tuck battle in the middle quarters.But Tiongson was just stellar, holding off the Batang Pier as the Road Warriors inched closer on nabbing a top four seat that comes with a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight sets Read Next “We need eight wins to make the top four. We have two more games, hard games against TNT and Star, so if we luck on one of those, we’ll get what we’re waiting for,” said Guiao.Murphy Holloway paced GlobalPort (3-4) with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, six steals, and three blocks, while Terrence Romeo came off the bench and fired 24 markers, but went 6-of-13 from threes and committed eight turnovers in the loss.The scores:NLEX 109 – Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99 – Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Cone apologizes to Black for handshake snub

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone apologized for his actions late in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals on Wednesday.The two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor was repentant after he refused to shake Meralco coach Norman Black’s hand on the heels of the Bolts’ 94-81 win to get on the board, 2-1, in the best-of-7 Finals series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole He then said a few words to the Meralco bench on his way out of floor when the buzzer sounded.“Yes, I was upset about the timeout that was called late in the game, but there is no one in the PBA that I respect more than Norman Black. I got caught up in the moment and could have handled it differently. I apologize, and will do so to him personally,” he said.Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between Ginebra and Meralco is slated on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES READ: Black blasts Cone after post-game spat “I regret my actions after Game 3 ended,” he said in a statement sent to reporters on Thursday morning.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 shutoutCone admitted that he was irked when Black sued for time with 38.1 seconds remaining in Game 3 with the outcome already decided.A visibly irritated Cone stood at the sidelines and refused to convene with his team in the huddle as he waited for the game clock to elapse. Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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Grey steps up anew with career-high for GlobalPort

first_img“I’m just thankful to the coaches and the management for the confidence they’re giving me. I struggled in the beginning, but their trust never waned,” Grey said.Grey continued to repay that faith on Sunday as he fired a career-high 24 points, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the team’s 107-88 decimation of the Bolts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his good games coming at the expense of Meralco, the team that drafted him seventh in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, a few couldn’t help but wonder if the former St. Benilde standout is spurred by revenge against his old crew.Grey, however, said that it’s not the case, noting his stellar showing versus the Bolts is just pure coincidence. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img PBA IMAGESNo Terrence Romeo, no problem for GlobalPort.With the super scorer still injure, the Batang Pier found an able replacement in Jonathan Grey as the sophomore has been having a tear so far in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “Nothing personal. It just so happens that when we face them, I have a good game,” he said.With Romeo yet to suit up for GlobalPort in the foreseeable future due to his knee contusion injury, Grey said that he’s just willing to stay the course and give it his all whenever his number gets called.“Every time I play, I always give my 100-percent to win for the team. That’s all. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. But I always try to give everything for the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Altas recover, down Chiefs to force NCAA Finals decider

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “We need to work harder for us to win the championship,” said Catipay.Ronniel Rosales also shot 13 while Rey Taneo chipped in 11 points for the Altas, who redeemed themselves after a stunning loss in the finals opener on Friday.John Joseph Cabillan scored 12 points for the Chiefs, who nearly stole the first set after climbing back from a 20-11 hole.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help regrouped after a third set meltdown to beat Arellano University, 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Altas extended the championship round to a deciding Game 3 on Thursday but not after recovering from a major collapse in the third set where they blew a 21-12 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual Help head coach Sammy Acaylar said his team’s meltdown was all “psychological” as his players tend to let their guards down when leading.“We relax big time whenever we take a huge lead,” Acaylar told reporters in Filipino. “But that’s not to take anything away from Arellano. Arellano is a very good team. They play with heart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Altas, who weathered the Chiefs’ comeback in the opening set, restored order in the fourth set behind their graduating setter Warren Catipay and hard hitters led by rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel.Catipay dished out 40 excellent sets while Almodiel finished with 13 points. Four others notch double-digit scoring for Perpetual Help with Ridzuan Muhali firing a game-high 15.center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers ‘worst nightmare’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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Vanguardia not blaming Wright amid Phoenix’s struggles

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES “Everybody should be accountable for it. We didn’t have the breaks today. NLEX made shots in the fourth quarter that we couldn’t stop, and their veterans were able to execute, unlike us. So we should learn how to close out games,” he said.Phoenix springs back to action on Sunday, August 6, against Blackwater. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Vanguardia continued: “Our defense didn’t hold up in the fourth quarter, especially on Lastimosa. It’s a wasted chance for us to move up. We know we got outworked especially in the fourth quarter.”The Fuel Masters lost the rebounding battle to the Road Warriors, 65-46, and their bench unit failed to provide the necessary lift as they could only muster 37 points, compared to NLEX’s 53.Wright, who poured 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort, agreed with his mentor, noting that immaturity got the better of the Fuel Masters in the end game.“We had some poor executions down the stretch. That’s why we lost,” he said.Necessitating responsibility from his lineup top-down, Vanguardia said that this defeat to NLEX should be a building block for Phoenix moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Ariel Vanguardia, it’s just pure coincidence that Phoenix’s struggles arose when Matthew Wright came back to the roster.“We’re not blaming anyone. We win as a team, we lose as a team,” he said Sunday after the Fuel Masters absorbed a 95-91 loss to NLEX to suffer their second straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: CEU ‘ready’ for must-win game vs Racal Wright has yet to taste a victory with Phoenix since coming back from his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the 2017 Jones Cup.The Fil-Canadian sniper has been averaging 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in the two games he has played in this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.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 starsBut in Vanguardia’s eyes, the Fuel Masters have a bigger problem as a whole rather than individually.“We couldn’t finish the job,” he quipped, as Phoenix squandered a 10-point lead, 78-68 with 8:58 remaining and allowed NLEX to rampage behind Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari.last_img read more

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PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The Bicolano bet fighting out of Hitman MMA did not have to showcase his improved conditioning as his aggression from the get-go helped him buck Liu’s counters to emerge triumphant in his first match in the flyweight division.Hisyam Samsudin (2-2) of Malaysia silenced the raucous crowd as he pounded Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz (0-2) with repeated elbows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the match at the 2:47 of the first round.After the match, the Malaysian bet couldn’t stop the tears as he dedicated the triumph to his father, who passed away on Friday.“I know you want to support me here in Jakarta, but this is for you, dad!,” a jubilant Samsudin said.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matheis (3-3) survived Cambodian Phat Soda (0-1) early and submitted the visitor with a rear-naked choke at the 3:11 mark of the first round to protect his home floor.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim In the preliminary fights, Thai Rithy (6-2) of Cambodia pummeled Liberian Jerome S. Paye (2-4) to take the knockout victory in their catchweight match 19 seconds into the second round.Indonesian bantamweight bet Riski Umar (1-0) blasted compatriot Adi Nugroho (0-2) with a killer knee strike on the midsection to roar in his ONE debut with a first round knockout 2:00 into the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Roy Doliguez. Photo from ONEJAKARTA — Filipino bets halted their respective losing streaks, prevailing in the undercard of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.Roy Doliguez and Ramon Gonzales both emerged victorious for the first time in the promotion to raise the Philippine flag high and proud here in Indonesia. ADVERTISEMENT Doliguez (7-4) pulled off a huge upset as his left straight landed right in the jaw of Yago Bryan (3-3), to win his match at the 2:58 mark of the third round.The 35-year-old’s will never wavered even if Bryan, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, took control majority of the match.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 openingHaving a sense of desperation in the final round, Doliguez banked on his better striking game as his stringent boxing training paid off, knocking his Brazilian foe with the killer punch to force the referee stoppage in the final round and stop his three-match slide.Meanwhile, Gonzales (2-2) submitted Chinese foe Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu (2-3), locking his opponent in a triangle choke at the 1:52 mark of the second round to end his two-match skid. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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London Olympics: Oh Jin Hyek wins gold in men’s individual archery

first_imgOh Jin Hyek won an Olympics gold for South Korea in the men’s individual archery on Friday, with a dominant victory over his Japanese opponent Takaharu Furukawa in the final. Oh’s victory gives South Korea its first gold in the men’s individual event, where South Korean archers have endured a puzzling lack of success despite winning four golds in the team competition.Oh out-shot Furukawa 7-1, never shooting a score lower than eight and scoring 10 on seven occasions.China’s Dai Xiaoxiang had earlier edged out Rick van der Ven of the Netherlands in a tense shoot-off for the bronze medal.Van der Ven started strongly, winning the first two sets, but allowed Dai back into the match in the third and fourth sets before the fifth set was tied, sending the match to a shoot-off.Dai’s arrow landed almost exactly in the centre of the target, giving him the bronze when van der Ven could not beat the shot.The Dutch archer had earlier produced the shock of the tournament, thrashing world record holder Im Dong-Hyun of South Korea 7-1 in the last 16.last_img read more

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London Olympics 2012: Peralta drives Mexico to beat Brazil for football gold

first_imgA brace from Mexican Oribe Peralta ensured Brazil’s wait for Olympic football gold continued as Mexico won their first gold of the Games at Wembley on Saturday with a 2-1 margin.Mexico took the lead with the fastest goal ever in an Olympic final – it took a mere 29 seconds for Peralta to score after Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva played a poor pass that Javier Aquino knocked up to Peralta for the overage player to score with a precise finish.Peralta grabbed his and Mexico’s second with a bullet header from Marco Fabian’s free kick on 75 minutes as four motionless Brazilian defenders watched the unmarked striker score.Hulk pulled one back for Brazil in second-half stoppage time with clever movement followed by a precise finish, but it proved to be only a consolation as his team mate Oscar headed over from three yards with seconds left.Although their defence seemed nervous after Peralta’s opener, Brazil began to assert their presence in attack and on 20 minutes a pass from Leandro on the left flank found its way to Oscar in the box, but his shot was weak and aimed at Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona.Bringing on Porto striker Hulk for Alexis Sandro on 31 minutes firmed up Brazil with the presence of a respected senior player, and their confidence level crept upwards.On 38 minutes, Hulk tested Corona with a curving and dipping 30-yard shot, forcing him into a diving save, two minutes before Marcelo hammered a shot past Corona’s post from eight yards.advertisementIn the second half, Brazil upped the pressure, creating their best chance of the match so far on 59 minutes, only for Neymar to miscue his shot from eight yards and send the ball over the bar.Fabian almost doubled Mexico’s lead four minutes later, going one-on-one with Gabriel and missing his first effort before responding with a spectacular overhead kick on the rebound that clattered against the bar.Peralta soon put the ball in the back of the net again with a placed finish from a cross, but it was disallowed for a clear offside.On Friday, South Korea won bronze, beating Japan 2-0 for third place.last_img read more

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Pacquiao back in site of biggest victories

first_imgThere’s still hope MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao’s eyes glistened as he disembarked from his shiny black Mercedes Benz van right in front of the MGM Grand lobby.On a cold and rainy Monday evening, Pacquiao stepped right back to the site of some of his spectacular conquests after fighting elsewhere the past two years due to tax problems.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img And no one is more excited than the eight-division champion, whose face once again adorned the gigantic, bright billboards that greeted Team Pacquiao as it descended into The Strip.“I’m very excited,” exclaimed Pacquiao. “It feels good to be back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe will fight Adrien Broner on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) to defend his WBA welterweight crown.The odds continued to favor Pacquiao. The lines didn’t change from when the bout was announced: A $280 bet on Pacquiao wins $100. A $100 wager on the 29-year-old Broner, a four-division champ, will win $230. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion But it’s going to be more than that for Pacquiao, whose career enjoyed a revival since last scoring his first knockout in almost a decade last year.“It’s very important for me (KO win) because I want to prove something, this being my first fight since I turned 40,” said Pacquiao in Filipino.His performance against Broner could also affect the prospects of his rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is partly promoting the 12-round bout.Pacquiao and Broner will meet face-to-face here in Tuesday’s Grand Arrival festivities.“I can’t wait to be on the ring,” said Pacquiao, who is fighting for the first time in the United States since his triumph over Jessie Vargas in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The MGM Grand is especially close to Pacquiao’s heart because it was the venue of his watershed moment in 2001, when he stopped Lehlo Ledwaba and formally announced to the boxing world that he had arrived.It also bore witness to his crushing victories over the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya.The last time Pacquiao fought here was in 2016, when he soundly beat Tim Bradley.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Gutsy victory

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Search for new PH sports star continues Barangay Ginebra snapped out of a two-game losing streak in style, mangling Columbian, 97-85, in the other game.The Gin Kings imposed their will defensively in the middle two quarters, using their superior advantage in size to hold the Dyip to just 35 points in that span and win their third game in five matches.Columbian lost for the second straight game and dropped to 2-3.Greg Slaughter had a heyday underneath, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Gin Kings. Rookie CJ Perez paced the Dyip with 25 points.NLEX raised an alarm of sorts when Kevin Alas, who finished with 12 points, left the game for fears of re-injuring his surgically repaired knee.ADVERTISEMENT New acquisition Poy Erram had 12 and a critical block on a driving Ranidel de Ocampo late in the stretch as the Road Warriors improved to 2-3 while tying their victims for a share of fifth spot along with idle San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa.Erram, who the Road Warriors chased in the off-season and gave up a lot to sign, also finished with eight points and seven assists to earn Player of the Game honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This is a good character-building experience win,” coach Yeng Guiao said. “We are learning how to win games in the endgame. But we were also lucky at some point. That block [by Erram] was really key. It’s as good as a winning shot for us.”“This is a positive sign, the last time we won a game with a comfortable lead,” Guiao went on. “We had some key guys [stepping up] in the end game for us.” MOST READ Read Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ANTIPOLO—JR Quiñahan returned from injury bay to shoot 16 points and three others tossed in 12 or more as NLEX tripped Meralco, 87-83 in a Petron Saturday Special game for a second straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT “As big as his heart was, we had to replace him,” Guiao said of Alas. “He will go straight to the hospital after this.”Quiñahan, who twisted an ankle in NLEX’s second game, was 3-for-3 from three-point range and 5-for-10 from the field overall.Meanwhile, action returns to Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday with Governors’ Cup finalists Alaska and Magnolia finally debuting against separate foes.The Aces take the floor first at 4:30 p.m. against Rain or Shine, before the Hotshots battle on-and-off TNT KaTropa in the 6:45 p.m. game.Jeffrey Cariaso will call the shots for the Aces, as head coach Alex Compton just returned from the United States on Saturday after attending to an important family matter. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Uruguay downs Slovenia 2-0 sans Suarez in World Cup warm-up

first_imgEdinson Cavani and Christian Stuani scored the goals for UruguayGoals by Edinson Cavani and Christian Stuani lifted Uruguay past Slovenia 2-0 in a World Cup warm-up game Wednesday night.With the exception of star Luis Suarez, who is recovering from knee surgery, Uruguay was at full strength for the match. Uruguay hopes to at least repeat its performance at the World Cup four years ago, when it made the semifinals before losing to the Netherlands.Cavani opened the scoring in the 36th minute with a strong header off a perfect pass from playmaker Diego Forlan.Forty minutes later, Stuani clinched the win after Cavani set him up for an easy shot into an unguarded net.Uruguay opens its World Cup play against Costa Rica on June 14. Slovenia didn’t qualify.last_img read more

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Delhi Police allowed to open mails of over 300 organisations and individuals

first_imgKhurana: Tight spotSome scandals refuse to go away. Last year, when the murky goings in the post offices of the capital from where intelligence sleuths had been intercepting citizens’ mail, leaked out these were followed by a tempest in Parliament and a lot of hand-wringing by politicians. But in the,Khurana: Tight spotSome scandals refuse to go away. Last year, when the murky goings in the post offices of the capital from where intelligence sleuths had been intercepting citizens’ mail, leaked out these were followed by a tempest in Parliament and a lot of hand-wringing by politicians. But in the intervening months, the police have only expanded the scale of snooping and more and more people and organisations have been brought under its voyeurist gaze.Mail interception, when it began in November 1980 under the benign former Delhi Lt-Governor Jagmohan, covered 172 persons including 12 MPs. His successor, S.L. Khurana expanded the list to 312 – now including 26 MPs – in May 1981. Now it has been pruned to 300, but the bureaucrats are in a quandary over its legal implications and do not know how to cover their trails.In a spacious room at 5, Alipur Road, Delhi, a scholarly bureaucrat sits surrounded by files and letters. He is Surat Das Srivastava, chief secretary to the Delhi Administration, and the room is out of bounds to even his brother officials these days.The Delhi Police has been allowed to open the mail of over 300 organisations and individuals, including that of the Ananda Margis, and literature sent from two foreign countries. The reason: Srivastava is conducting a  secret probe into the why and the wherefore of the mail censorship in the capital last August. To this effect he has worked his way through more than 100 files, as well as 150-odd between the Delhi Administration a Delhi Police. In addition, the bespectacled investigator has a dozen letters to officials seeking explanations. In an effort to prevent any leakage he has even delivered the letters personally.advertisementFollowing a report in India Today that the Delhi Police was intercepting and reading the mail of over 300 people many questions were asked. Moreover, when Atal Behari Vajpayee raised a point of privilege in the Lok Sabha, the Home Ministry asked the Delhi Administration for comments. In its detailed note the administration stated that Vajpayee’s mail was being opened since 1972, barring the period when he was foreign minister. It also quoted various orders passed in this connection.The notification issued by the police first week of May was hastily with the bureaucracy, however, was in considerable turmoil, and the Home Ministry decided to get to the bottom of the matter. Delhi Lt-Governor S.L. Khurana was directed in August last year to find out how and under what circumstances had MPs been included in the list without the prior approval of the Central Government and how the list was leaked to the press.Sordid Tangle: Although the Government is empowered to intercept mail under the law the tangle that Srivastava must resolve revolves around Khurana’s role in the sordid episode. He must find out if Khurana knew what he was doing, for in the intervening months the administration has found convenient scapegoats in two officials involved in the interception who were abruptly transferred. D.K. Das was shunted from the post of home secretary to his original charge as financial commissioner, and Kuldip Singh Wahi, deputy secretary (home) was demoted as under-secretary to the Development Department. Oddly enough, neither of the two police officials concerned – K.S. Bajwa, additional commissioner (Criminal Investigation Department), and Y.S. Jafa, deputy commissioner of police (Special Branch) – was touched, because former police commissioner P.S. Bhinder argued that they had not erred.Jagmohan: Explosive legacyNone of the officials concerned, including Khurana, is available for comment, but Home Department sources reveal that the brief given lo Srivastava includes two points: whether Khurana’s approval dated May 17, 1981 was merely an extension of Jagmohan’s earlier order or a new order encompassing 312 persons: and whether junior officials misled Khurana by not giving him full details of the mail to be censored.New Names: Khurana maintains that he did not agree to the addition of new names and that some junior officials committed an error in bringing new names within the scope of the order. The facts do not, however, support Khurana’s contention. The proposal sent to him for approval on May 17, 1981 did contain all the names.The note written by Wahi on file No F5/4/81-Home(G) says: “DCP(SB) has sent appendices A to F disclosing names of organisations and individuals whose activities are considered to be objectionable inasmuch as these institutions and individuals have anti-government or agitational approach in solving various problems.” The earlier order had only five annexures from A to E, while the new annexure F containing 140 names – including those of the MPs – was added on May 15 by Jafa.advertisementJafa pleaded for early action on his request at a meeting in the home secretary’s office on May 16. Das sent the file to Khurana on May 17, 1981. with a note saying: “May be approved for an extension.” Khurana affixed his signature to the file. However, the relevant laws – Section 26(1) of the Indian Postal Act, 1893, and Section 5(2) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 – do not provide for a mail interception order to be extended to cover new names, as was pointed out by the Law Department. The Home Department was thus obliged to issue new orders on May 28, 1981.Srivastava: ProbingKhurana can thus scarcely disclaim responsibility. Not that the experience of shouldering unpalatable decisions can be new to the pince nez sporting bureaucrat. Khurana’s finest hour was his induction as home secretary two days before. Mrs Gandhi’s infamous Emergency during which he was party to a whole range of controversial decisions.Now, he has the use of a somewhat dubious crutch to hobble out of the firing line: the contention that his juniors misled him. After he was transferred, Das wrote a letter to Srivastava in which he said the list sent in by Wahi and Jafa was “almost the same” as the original list approved by Jagmohan, implying that he was responsible for not spotting any discrepancies.Wrote Das, “I ought to have myself compared the list name by name. I also realise it would have been better for me not to have been taken away by the assertions of the officers as warranting personal scrutiny. I therefore sincerely feel very unhappy and sorry for the muddle created in the matter and for the embarrassment caused to LG and the administration government.”Charges: As for the second part of the brief, charges and counter-charges were flying back and forth between the Home Department and the Delhi Police, with each pleading innocence as regards the leakage. Home Department officials allege that the list and the orders were leaked by the police, who had been given the stencil for duplicating the lists.Das: eased outThe police point the finger at the dozen officials in the Delhi Administration who handled the files. However, the police have not been able to account for all copies of the censorship order –  22 different authorities in Delhi receive 85 copies of any order. When the censorship issue hit the headlines, the Home Department demanded from the police the remaining copies of the order. The police asserted that all the copies had been burnt in the presence of a gazetted officer.Despite all this bureaucratic hubbub, the interception continues. Khurana has allowed the Delhi Police to open the mail of over 300 organisations and individuals, including that of the Ananda Margis and literature sent from two foreign countries. The list includes over 50 people on the national suspects list who are now living in Delhi. The order regarding the publicity material also implies that the Delhi Police can intercept any communication addressed to even ministers and MPs.advertisementWhat is interesting is that Khurana has ignored the pleas of the Home Department in some cases, as in those of 12 Ananda Margis and some Akalis. The deputy secretary, in his note dated October 26, 1981, said: “Perusal of the request would reveal that no reasons in support of the request have been given. Perusal of the extract of the provisions of the law will indicate that before the administrator uses his discretionary power he ought to satisfy that a public emergency has arisen or public safety or tranquillity renecessitates the issuance of orders. From the request we are unable to see the occurrence of such a need. We shall have to ask the DCP(SB) to disclose the reasons for interception and have it examined through Law Department before a proposal is sent to the administration.”Pointed Note: The home secretary, instead of acceding to the deputy secretary’s request, sent the file to the Lt Governor with a pointed note: “After the recent alarm about ‘scrutiny’ of such requests (in the Home Department), the dealing officers have naturally become ‘twice shy’. Anyway, since the request has been made in the name of the CBI and since the persons concerned are alleged to be Ananda Margis, we may probably have to authorise the interception of mail/telegrams requested for.” Khurana concurred in the case of the Ananda Margis, but deferred the decision in the case of the Akalis, whose mail was to be intercepted in the wake of the murder of local pro-Congress(I) Akali leader Santokh Singh.The bureaucrats’ passion for private mail goes further than was first believed. According to sources, Jagmohan not only allowed the police to intercept mail but also to destroy any which might cause “public disorder”. It is reported that over 2,000 letters and telegrams addressed to the offices of the Rashtriya Swayam-sewak Sangh, the Ananda Marg, the Jamait-e-Islami, the Centre for Indian Trade Unions, and the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh were never delivered. The police appear to have shelved such zeal at present, but that is small consolation for the people whose mail is being secretly steamed open in a dingy post Office.last_img read more

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Union Budget 2014: Jaitley gives tax gains, promises growth

first_imgFinance Minister Arun JaitleyEvery taxpayer will get tax relief of Rs 5,000 in the Union Budget 2014-15 which was tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.Among the big announcements was the increase of personal income tax limit from Rs 2 lakh per annum to Rs 2.5 lakh per annum. Similarly, the limit for senior citizens was increased from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.The limit for investments under Section 80C has been increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh per annum. The deduction for housing loan interest was also revised from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per annum. Full text of Union Budget 2014 | Opposition slams Union Budget “I do not propose to make any change in the rate of surcharge either for the corporates or the individuals, HUFs, firms etc,” Jaitley said in his speech.Jaitley presented the budget with concerns over economic slowdown while promising bold corrective measures to unburden the poor from rising prices, revive investor confidence and cut excessive expenditure.  “People of India have voted decisively for change,” Jaitley said in what was the maiden budget for himself and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. “Steps I unveil in the budget aim at 7-8 per cent growth over the next three-four years, lower inflation, less fiscal deficit and a manageable current account deficit.” The minister said given the state of the economy today, high inflation, low growth and moderate rise in tax collections, the fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of India’s gross domestic product set by his predecessor P. Chidambaram was a “daunting” task.advertisementBudget a ray of hope for poor and downtrodden: PM “But I have decided to accept this target as a challenge,” he said, adding he will seek to further bring down the fiscal deficit to 3.6 percent for the next fiscal and to 3 percent in the year after.He said the country cannot be made to suffer due to indecisiveness and populism and there was an urgent need to revive growth in manufacturing and infrastructure. “We will also examine proposals for more autonomy to banks.”The finance minister said the possibility of a poor monsoon and the Iraq crisis were key challenges with a bearing on both government finances and inflation. But he said the situation will be monitored closely to initiate immediate corrective steps.  “Financial stability is the foundation of our recovery.”Jaitley also promised early introduction of the pan-India goods and services tax, while assuring the domestic and global investment community of predictability in the tax regime to restore confidence about the country’s prospects.The Budget for current fiscal comes against the backdrop of the Economic Survey 2013-14, the annual report card on the state of the nation, which has termed inflation-control, job creation and pushing growth as the three main challenges, while calling for a fresh dose of reforms.Expectations have been high from the budget after Modi came to power with a landslide victory in the general elections, mainly on the promise of ushering in happy days for India’s 1.2 billion people by creating more jobs, providing relief from price rise and reviving growth. Budget 2014: Jaitley says it’s time to implement GSTAmong the various measures, Jaitley announced a national multi-scale programme called Skill India for providing training to youth and their employment, a national irrigation scheme and a smart city with an investment of over $1 billion as part of the larger plan for 100 such projects.He also announced many other schemes, such as one to help farmers realise right prices for their produce, at least four more institutions modelled on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), more money for people’s welfare, many new airports on public-private partnership mode, a target of total sanitation in five years, greater autonomy for banks and higher investments by state-run enterprises.Tax payers could save on their salaries and consumer goods like TVs, soap, footwear, processed food and computers will cost less as the Rs.18-lakh crore (300-billion dollar) maiden budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government promised to arrest price rise, boost investor mood, cut expenditure and restore India’s growth to 7-8 percent in three years.During a 128-minute speech in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with a five-minute break allowed by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan upon his request due to momentary discomfort, a host of other proposals, both welfare schemes and reformist policy measures, were also unveiled that were aimed at a wide range of stakeholders — from the girl child to senior citizens and overseas investors to the defence forces.advertisementAt the same time, he acccepted as a challenge — given the state of the flagging economy and rising prices — the task to cut fiscal deficit, which indicates the extent to which the government overspends, to 4.1 percent of GDP for this fiscal, and further to 3.6 percent and 3 percent over the next two years.As high expectations ran high from the first budget of the Modi government, after having been voted to power with a landslide victory mainly on promises of “happy days” for India’s 1.2 billion people, Jaitley also made it clear that putting the Indian economy back on rails remained a daunting task needing more than one dose of corrective action.”The steps that I will announce in this budget are only the beginning of a journey towards a sustained growth of 7-8 percent or above within the next 3-4 years along with macro-economic stabilisation,” the finance minister said.”Therefore, it would not be wise to expect everything that can be done or must be done to be in the first budget presented within 45 days of the formation of this government,” he added, setting the agenda for his speech.”We are going in the right direction to overcome challenges faced in the last decade,” echoed Modi while congratulating Jaitley for the budget in which he provided a “new ray of hope for the poor and downtrodden sections of society.”It was also in line with the “government’s vision to create a skilled and digital India,” the prime minister said.We did not want to burden the common man: Jaitley One of the most appealing proposals for the average tax payer was the hike in the exemption limit for individuals below 60 years to Rs.250,000, and Rs.300,000 for senior citizens. Deductions under various heads such as investments in insurance, pension and house rent were also proposed to be raised by Rs.50,000 to Rs.150,000. Interest on housing loans will also get a higher exemption. This apart, the duty-free baggage allowance for Indians returning from abroad is also sought to be raised to Rs.45,000 from Rs.35,000.Farmers will also stand to gain largely with Jaitley’s proposal for an integrated national market for agro-produce that will enable them to sell their crops directly to consumers and earn better prices. The subsidies to them, notably for soil nutrients, have also been enhanced.For industry, he assured that the pan-India goods and services tax will be introduced by the year-end and a fresh view taken on the direct tax code. Retrospective tax, which creates liabilities not planned for and has been a matter of much concern for both domestic and overseas investors, will not be imposed at random. Customs duties and excise rates were also rationalised for a host of sectors.Union Budget 2014-2015: Smart cities and 24×7 power supply, says FMHe also sought to remove the perception of policy inaction and a freeze on economic reforms by hiking foreign equity in insurance and defence equipment to 49 percent from 26 percent, but left for later the much-promised overhaul of the subsidy regime after constituting an expenditure management commission and getting its recommendations.advertisementIn his speech, Jaitley also touched upon areas which few finance ministers in the past have done. Such proposals included new schemes for conservation of sacred rivers, a sports university in Manipur, welfare fund for migrants from Kashmir, conservation of the Himalayas, support for organic farming and a 24X7 channel for northeast and protecting the heritage of the Andaman and Nicobar islands.Budget 2014-15: More IITs, IIMs and AIIMSHe also promised at least four institutions modelled on the premier All India Institute for Medical Sciences and Indian Institutes of Management, and said the union government will look positively at every similar proposal forwarded by states.For the defence forces, he said the allocation was being raised by about 12 percent to Rs.229,000 crore (nearly $40 billion), besides Rs.5,000 crore ($830 million) for the modernisation of the 1.2 million-strong armed forces.Other proposals, with enhanced monetary allocations, covered areas like education, urban renewal, transportation, malnutrition, minorities, infrastructure, food security, capital markets, banking, insurance, state-run enterprises, tourism, war and police memorials, interlinking of rivers, space, sports and bio-tech.As Jaitley was unveiling his proposals, the stock markets swung both ways with a key index gaining more than 300 points at one point, then falling by some 250 points, before closing with an overall loss of around 70 points or 0.25 percent.Industry, nevertheless, welcomed the proposals and said it laid down the requisite ground for a medium-term course correction to revive the Indian economy.The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) complimented the finance minister “on a pragmatic and extensive Budget that lays out a medium term vision for the economy and meets industry expectations on growth and employment creation.”The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) also reacted in a similar vein and said the budget laid the ground for rejuvenating the economy. “There has been a mix of both short-term and long-term measures, geared towards boosting the confidence of all key constituents.”last_img read more

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Petron in for tough title-retention bid sans Lindsay Stalzer in PSL Grand Prix

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES MOST READ Painters take top spot, deal Fuel Masters first loss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img “Well of course we’re happy that she’s back in the PSL and we know how hard she plays so we’ll be getting ready for her because she’s really a tough fighter,” said Delos Santos. “She’s always giving her 100 percent so we’d be extra ready when we face F2.”Petron, however, has a couple of familiar faces in the import spots with Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer returning to the team for another conference.“I just want to thank you guys for welcoming me back and I know I can adjust to any team so I can’t wait to start,” said Bell, who first played with the Blaze Spikers in the 2018 Grand Prix.Niemer, on the other hand, last played with the Blaze Spikers back in 2016 when she was named the 1st Best Outside Spiker to go with the team’s bronze medal.“The competition has gotten stronger and I’m excited to for the season to get started,” said Niemer.ADVERTISEMENT “I always tell the team that the last one was over so this new season is essentially another fight,” said Delos Santos in Filipino during the PSL’s opening ceremonies for the 2019 season Sunday at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.“And actually we really don’t talk about taking another title, what we do discuss, however, is that we would push each other to the absolute limit. We can’t be complacent because every team here is preparing and has also improved.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Blaze Spikers aslo have a compounding predicament ahead of the Grand Prix after the talismanic Lindsay Stalzer left for F2 Logistics.Stalzer is a two-time Grand Prix MVP, one of which she won with Petron, and she would leave an undoubted huge hole in Petron’s schemes. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Another asset Delos Santos has in his roster is national team libero Denden Lazaro, who joined the team in free agency from United Volleyball Club.“I can’t say anything but good things about the attitude of the two imports and Denden,” said Delos Santos, who’s also the Philippines’ women’s volleyball head coach.“Denden has been teammates with some of my players in the national team and the two imports are really open-minded so their adjustment wasn’t that hard. The two imports are both experienced players and I’m glad we got those two.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Petron has already won two straight titles in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference, the next thing on its bucket list is a title repeat in the Grand Prix.Head coach Shaq Delos Santos, however, said that winning two straight titles is easier said than done.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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Columbian boosts playoff bid, beats Rain or Shine again

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netColumbian was the only team Rain or Shine did not beat last season.The Dyip on Wednesday reasserted their mastery over the Elasto Painters after an 85-82 win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 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 Jackson Corpuz scored six of his 12 points in the fourth period and also had eight rebounds and three blocks while rookie CJ Perez had 11 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. Rashawn McCarthy finished with 22 points to lead Columbian.The Dyip boosted their quarterfinals chances with their fourth win in nine games while also dealing the Painters their second straight loss.Mark Borboran had 21 points while rookie Javee Mocon just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds for Rain or Shine (7-3). James Yap also shot 12 points but missed a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We just had to bounce back after losing to Blackwater. I told my players that loss to Blackwater should be enough,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel in Filipino.Columbian looked like it was on its way to another setback after falling behind by 16 early and blowing a nine-point lead in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFortunately for the Dyip, the Painters couldn’t capitalize on their chances down the stretch when they went scoreless in the last two minutes and six seconds after Gabe Norwood cut the deficit to one, 82-83.“We had a bad start and I told the boys we have to regroup. We started on the defensive end,” Cardel said. “Jack Corpuz had a good game, the rookies responded and they teamed up with the veterans.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Confident’ Rene Catalan vows to beat Yoshitaka Naito P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

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Jalen Green, David Carlos share NBTC slam dunk crown

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Jalen Green put it behind his back and yammed it. | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/DuRdbYUU9p— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 23, 2019 Kai Balungay of FilAm Sports and Darwin Cantong were also part of the dunk-off.John Erolon of St. Louis Don-Bosco Dumaguete scored 16 points to take the crown in the Three-Point Shooutout.FilAm Sports’ Ethan Galang came in second with 13.Also in the Three-Point Shootout were Jerric Palma of Top Flight Hoops-Vancouver, Jordan Perez of Camp David-New Zealand, Jason Diaz of Durham Crossover-Canada, Luigi Cuevas of Italy Europe Proudly Pinoy, Jarred Lao of La Salle Green Hils, and Angelo Cacho of University of Baguio.ADVERTISEMENT Team Dedication downs Team Passion in NBTC Division II All-Star Game Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director Both dunkers got a score of 50 on their finals dunks much to the delight of the crowd.Carlos went for a left-handed tomahawk while jumping over four people and Green did a behind-the-back jam and those coupe of jams forced the judges Metta World Peace, Dylan Ababou, Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero, Joshua Munzon.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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte AusPinoy’s Jasper Rentoy won the Skills Challenge brushing off Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of Naitonal University in the title match.RJ Abarrientos of Far Eastern University-Diliman and Kai Sotto of Ateneo made it to the finals of the skills exhibition while Ateneo’s Geo Chiu, LSGH’s Ladis Lepalam, Camp David-New Zealand’s Reimar Cruz, and Dolores National HS-Eastern Samar’s Robert Norombaba were eliminated after the first round. View comments MANILA, Philippines—Jalen Green and David Carlos put on a show that left the judges stunned and shared the championship trophy of the Dunk Contest of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Joel Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers’ Game 4 vs Nets

first_imgEx-La Salle mentor Louie Gonzales appointed new JRU head coach Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Embiid worked out Friday at the 76ers’ practice in New York but coach Brett Brown said he didn’t know and didn’t have a gut feeling about whether his All-Star center would be able to go Saturday afternoon.The 76ers rolled to a 131-115 victory without Embiid and lead the series 2-1. Greg Monroe started at center and had nine points and 13 rebounds.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 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 LATEST STORIES Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid watches during the first half in Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before it was decided that he couldn’t play.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Lumbar vertebrae

first_imgThere are five lumbar vertebrae located in the lower back. These vertebrae receive the most stress and are the weight-bearing portion of the back. The lumbar vertebrae allow movements such as flexion and extension, and some lateral flexion.Review Date:6/29/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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Vidya Balan: An honour to be playing the effervescent Geeta Bali

first_imgAfter impressing the Bengali audience with her debut in Bhalo Theko (2003) and making a special appearance in Santosh Sivan’s Malayalam venture Urumi, National Award winner Vidya Balan is set to make her mark in Marathi cinema now. The actor is going to be seen in the biopic titled Albela, based on Bhagwan Dada’s life, in which she plays the role of the iconic star Geeta Bali.IN PICTURES: Vidya Balan on movies and marriageThe biopic traces the late actor-director’s life and the difficulties he faced while making his 1951 musical Albela. The film featured Geeta Bali, who was considered a popular star at the time.”It’s an honour to be playing the effervescent Geeta Bali even if it is just a special appearance, and to be recreating Albela for a Marathi biopic on Bhagwan Dada,” Vidya said in a statement.Vidya’s name was suggested by senior make-up artist Vidyadhar Bhatte, who had worked with the star in the past, to director Shekhar Sartandel. Sartandel was intent on casting someone with a truly Indian face for Geeta Bali’s role. Vidya immediately agreed to play the cameo when she heard the script. For the role, Vidya will sport Geeta Bali’s look from the original film, but she wouldn’t be required to speak Marathi as Geeta was from Bollywood. Vidya’s role will be credited as a special appearance.Check out one of the most popular songs of Bollywood featuring Bhagwan Dada and Geeta Bali from the film: The biopic, Albela, traces the journey of Bhagwan Dada’s film career as an actor and director, and the making of the film, during which he faced several difficulties.advertisementlast_img read more

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Davis Cup: India have mountain to climb against top seeds Czech Republic

first_imgIndia will challenge Davis Cup powerhouse and top seeds Czech Republic for a place in the elite World Group, hoping that their players will capitalise on home conditions and absence of world number six Tomas Berdych in the Play-off tie, beginning here tomorrow.The fact that Berdych is missing from the rival line-up has prevented it from becoming a one-sided contest but the patchy form of Somdev Devvarman is still a cause of concern for the hosts.The results in the last few months for one of the most hard-working Indian players are far from encouraging. There were 11 instances when Somdev failed to clear the first round and four times he did not go beyond second round in the main draw matches, including the Challengers.Lack of hard work has never been a problem for Somdev but his defensive style of play, which he has stubbornly refused to change, is perhaps the bane of his game.That puts Yuki Bhambri, who is in decent touch and has acquired the status of country’s numero uno singles player, under a lot of pressure.Yuki had emerged India’s hero in the tie against New Zealand where he won both his matches, including the deciding fifth rubber. Here too, a lot would depend on how the 23-year-old handles pressure of playing against superior players.He is in red-hot form and is coming into the tie after winning the Shanghai Challenger title, which has seen his world ranking rise to 125.Yuki will open the tie for India by playing against Lukas Rosol before Somdev takes on Jiri Vesley.advertisement”I would prefer playing in cooler conditions but I can play freely at 0-0,” Yuki said after the draw.But Somdev enjoys an unbeaten record on the slow DLTA courts. He has not lost a single match here since 2010, winning a Commonwealth Games gold and two Delhi Open titles.If he can continue his love-affair with the venue, he will do great service to the nation.The venue too has been chosen by the players themselves, keeping in mind the slow nature of the conditions that suit the Indians. The ball comes slow and bounces on the centre court, which would mean that points won’t finish fast. This is exactly what Somdev loves.But at the same time searing heat may trouble the Indians too and keeping themselves cramps-free would be crucial. The temperature is likely to be around 35-36 and the fitness of the players of both the sides will be tested.last_img read more

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