Month: November 2019

November 30, 2019

WATCH: Derek Fisher performs hoops-inspired routine in ‘Dancing with the Stars’

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The duo’s basketball-inspired salsa performance netted them a final score of 18 out of 30 points. /ra Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Nextcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Veteran fencers shine in Asian tilt MOST READ Retired NBA player and former head coach Derek Fisher is certainly a dead shot on the court, but as it turns out, he’s pretty good with his feet, too.The five-time NBA champion recently took his talents to the hit show “Dancing with the Stars” and showed the world some of his best moves.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 shutoutAs seen in a Twitter video posted by Zach Harper, the 43-year-old former point guard put on a dancing display to the ample tune of Kurtis Blow’s 1984 hit “Basketball.”Clad in what appeared to be a Lakers-inspired one-piece outfit, Fisher gyrated his hips and pranced about the stage with his partner Sharna Burgess—much to the delight of the audience in attendance. LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Come get your man, @forumbluegold pic.twitter.com/rWwRNWbQKs— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) September 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

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Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  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 But squads which miss out on taking Standhardinger could still get their man as the deadline for local-born aspirants is on October 12.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ But Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia, meanwhile, is hoping against the odds that somehow, the Fil-German forward would fall through the cracks and drop to four.“I’m hopeful that Standhardinger will be available when our time comes,” said Vanguardia with the Fuel Masters owning two first round selections.Though Standhardinger is locked in a live contract with Hong Kong, his PBA draft application opens the chance for teams to claim his rights even when he’s out of the country until the end of the upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season. He could suit up in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the earliest.The team that does draft Standhardinger can work a buyout deal with the Long Lions, still granting if he could secure a release from his ABL team.Fanfare surrounding the hardworking bruiser shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after his stellar play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, and the 2017 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT “If we can get a guy like Standhardinger, with his experience and demeanor on the court and his skillset, he can easily turn this franchise around,” said Kia coach Chris Gavina, whose team owns the number one pick in this year’s draft.The same goes with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, though he’s aware of the Road Warriors’ position at number two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We don’t have any plans yet, but the obvious route for us is if Standhardinger goes number one, maybe we’ll go with Kiefer Ravena,” the fiery mentor said, touching on the possibility of the 23-year-old playmaker declaring for the draft. “If Kiefer is number one, then we’ll go with Standhardinger. That’s really the obvious thing we could come up to right now.”Picking third, Blackwater still hasn’t come up with its wishlist. “We still need to know more about whose in the draft,” said team manager Johnson Martines. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth Photo from Fiba.comDespite the uncertainty surrounding his status, Christian Standhardinger remains a solid prospect for the top teams drafting in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Three of the four teams picking in the upper thirds of the annual rookie selection expressed their desire to sign up the 28-year-old big man even if he had already signed a contract with Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Injured LeBron out for pre-season, in doubt for Cavs opener

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Archers survive Tams’ final rally The Cavaliers had hoped to have James play alongside newcomers Derrick Wade, Dwyane Wade and Jae Crowder with Kevin Love shifted from forward to center in what figures to be a formidable lineup should they be able to work cohesively.“It’s a challenge when you’ve got a new team and you want to incorporate stuff,” Lue said.“Do we wish we had a little more time with him in the pre-season? Yes. But we have to make do with what we have.” /cbb Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The 32-year-old playmaker, who led the Cavs to their first NBA crown in 2016, missed most pre-season workouts and three pre-season contests with a left ankle sprain suffered on September 27.Lue said: “(James is) pretty mad, pretty pissed off. But I mean, it is what it is.”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 shutoutJames has not missed a season-opener in 14 NBA campaigns, but Lue hesitated when asked about his availability against Boston next week.“(James) got treatment all day today, so I’m not sure if we should be concerned or not,” Lue said. “But it’s pretty sore today so we’ll just see what happens.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after suffering an injury against the Boston Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden on February 27, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. LeBron may miss the Cavs’ opener with the Celtics due to a sprained left ankle, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. AFP Washington, United States — Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James will not play in Cleveland’s last pre-season game and is questionable for Tuesday’s season opener against Boston, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said on Wednesday.James awoke with a sore left ankle after scoring 17 points in his first pre-season appearance, a 108-94 loss to Chicago, and Lue declared he would not practice on Thursday or play on Friday in the exhibition against Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa J.R. Smith will start for James on Friday with Jose Calderon moving into the lineup, Lue said.James said after the pre-season loss to Chicago that the game was a test to see how his ankle was recovering from the injury.“I’m pushing through it right now,” James said. “I just wanted to try and test my foot, test my ankle to see how I would come out.“I definitely wanted to test it knowing that at least if I tested it tonight I have a week until the regular season started if I don’t play in the game on Friday.”James averaged 26.4 points and career highs of 8.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists last season as the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals, losing to Golden State. It was the seventh consecutive trip to the finals and eighth overall for James.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

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Kingad challenges Brazilian bet for ONE flyweight title

first_imgDanny Kingad dominates Muhammad Aiman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDanny Kingad braces for the biggest break of his career as the rising star challenges ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil at ONE: Legends of the World on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.The unbeaten Filipino flyweight stakes his immaculate 7-0 record as he seeks to add gold to Team Lakay’s collection in the co-main event of the evening.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad is coming off a dominant showing against Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia last April to earn him a shot at the title.But it won’t be a walk in the park with Moraes (16-2) aiming to sustain his three-match winning streak and establish himself as the best flyweight in the promotion.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 flyweight bout will co-headline the Manila card, which already features a champion-versus-champion main event with ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang defending his throne against ONE Featherweight Champion Martin Nguyen.Filipinos are be aplenty in the card with as five more fighters are set to enter the cage in the November event. Kevin Belingon (16-5) seeks to display his amazing striking skills in trying to blemish the unscathed record of Kevin Chung (5-0) of USA.Gina Iniong (5-2) also returs to the cage as the six-time national wushu champion raises the flag for Team Lakay when she takes on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (0-1) of Indonesia.Fil-Australian Reece McLaren (9-5) is motivated to snap his two-match losing skid as he makes the move to the flyweight division where he takes on Anatpong Bunrad (5-3) of Thailand.Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Pacio (12-2) is hell-bent to bounce back from his submission loss last August as he shifts his focus on fellow Filipino strawweight Roy Doliguez (7-4).Also announced for the Manila card are the match between Alex Silva (5-1) of Brazil and Hayato Suzuki (17-0) of Japan, and a featherweight duel between Xie Chao (5-1) and Kelvin Ong (1-1) of Malaysia in the main card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:37Protesters 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 Chinese strawweight wrestling champion Peng Xue Wen (0-1) will also fight Kun Khmer champion Phat Soda (0-1) of Cambodia in the preliminary fights.last_img read more

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From role player to Rookie of the Year: Getting award feels ‘surreal’ for Pogoy

first_imgKin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES CEU’s Ebondo to backstop Congo in African qualifiers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View comments There, the 25-year-old thrived as he learned from premier playmaker Jayson Castro and the rest of the veteran TNT core en route to them leading the squad to three semifinals appearances this season and a runner-up finish in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.Wrapping up his a successful first year in the pros, Pogoy thinks the award is a testament of the effort he put in under Racela.“This is the result of my hardwork because every practice, I always do extra work,” he said.But Pogoy remains unsatisfied as he hopes to receive a trophy the whole team could be proud of.“I know I still have lots to work on. This Rookie of the Year award is just a bonus. What’s important is to be a champion and that’s really my goal,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img But fate works in mysterious ways and Pogoy found himself back with a familiar face in Nash Racela, who is now calling the shots for TNT.Fast forward to today, and the 6-foot-2 swingman is still in disbelief with what he has achieved in his first year in the pros as he won the Rookie of the Year honors this season.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“It’s indescribable. I feel nervous and I don’t know what to feel. I really can’t put to words what I feel right now. In my mind, it’s all a dream,” he said after receiving his trophy in the 2017 Leo Awards on Friday.Pogoy seamlessly blended in with the KaTropa’s rotation, with Racela immediately thrusting him to the starting small forward spot. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFrom the very beginning, Roger Pogoy never expected that he would make a big impact compared to his contemporaries in Far Eastern University.Playing third fiddle to the likes of Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, the Cebuano shooter has always just been regarded as a valuable role player.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

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November 29, 2019

Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa They’ve lost 10 of 14 and dropped to third in the Eastern Conference behind Boston and Toronto. With an embarrassing defeat to Oklahoma City on national TV still lingering, the Cavs decided it was time to address their troubled state before leaving for Tuesday’s game at San Antonio.“We aired any grievances we had and we’re going to move forward,” said center Kevin Love, who regretted that the meeting was leaked publicly. “Hopefully we’ll be better for it, we have been in the past.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChaos is nothing new for the Cavaliers, who have had similar blowups in recent years yet managed to overcome any differences and went to the Finals the past three years.Love has been in the middle of controversy before, and after he missed two days with an illness, it was presumed he was involved in Monday’s discussion. View comments Lue thought it was misguided for Love to absorb the brunt of the criticism after his teammates allowed the most points by a Cleveland team since 1972.“That’s crazy. I mean, if Kevin was out there, we might have given up 170,” he said, laughing. “We’re being tested right now. That’s when your true character comes out and the character of who you are as a person, as a player.” Trending 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 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 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img “I’m numb to it at this point,” he said. “We’ve been to three straight Finals. We’ve been able to thrive under a certain amount of chaos at some points. The good thing about us is we’ve got better throughout the course of seasons and we’ve peaked at the right time. We’re hoping that it’s not any different.”LeBron James refused to address the meeting, saying “I don’t want to talk about it” three times.James enters the matchup with the Spurs needing seven points to become the seventh player in league history with 30,000.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue spoke during the meeting, which took place at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.Lue has decided not to make any changes to his lineup or rotations in hopes that his experienced team — Cleveland has the league’s oldest roster — will figure things out.Until then, Lue hopes that venting their concerns will help the Cavaliers, who have been blown out three times in the past two weeks.“We’ve got to do something about it,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of talking, but we’ve got to play better. We’ve got to execute better offensively, we’ve got to execute better defensively. We’ve got to be better collectively. Everyone has to be better. We’ve been saying that, but we’re taking the necessary steps to do that.”Love played just three minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Thunder because of an illness. He went home and then missed Sunday’s practice, but Lue dismissed Love’s absence as an issue.“It’s not about one person, it’s about all of us,” he said. “If the training staff says Kevin is sick and he’s out, he’s sick and he’s out. I don’t think anybody on our team is a doctor, none of the players, so you can’t speak for what the training staff says. Of course, throughout the course of the season he’s human, everyone is human and there’s going to be other guys that are going to get sick and be down now, too.“We’ve just got to move forward, move past that and we’ve got to try to get on track as far as winning basketball games.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers players, from left, LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love, JR Smith and Jae Crowder take a break during a review in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. James and the Cavaliers are going through their annual January freeze. It’s taking them longer to thaw this year, raising questions about whether they’re still the best team in the Eastern Conference or good enough to make their fourth straight NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)Cleveland’s drama club is acting up again.Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Did I feel like a target?” he said at Tuesday’s shootaround. “I think everybody, most people, were a target. We’re trying to figure this thing out. People hold themselves to a very high standard on this team and we’re a team that can compete at the highest level. So, for us, it’s not about me.“I’m not going to make it about myself. I’m sure with other guys, it’s the same thing. The biggest thing is moving forward. For me, the thing I’ve always done is kept my mouth shut, I continue to work hard and try to do best for the Cavs. That’s all I can do tonight and moving forward these last 35, 40 games and overall just try to help this team.”While Love wants to move on from the team’s latest turbulence, there may be some unresolved issues.When the team arrived at San Antonio’s AT&T Center, Love was the first player off the bus and he walked into the arena by himself wearing headphones and carrying a coffee cup. His teammates trailed in behind him.Although Love is averaging 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds, there always seems to be a sense that he should be doing more. He’s been the scapegoat before, so the latest uproar surrounding the team doesn’t surprise him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Garvo Lanete gives ailing Meralco a boost

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The Ormoc native also put pressure in himself to churn out a better showing after turning 29 on Tuesday.Fittingly, Lanete lit up for a career second-best 24 points on a 4-of-9 three-point shooting to lead Meralco to a tight 92-90 victory over Phoenix that kept them alive in the playoff race in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m just lucky and I thank Lord for that,” said the former San Beda sniper, who is always prepared whenever coach Norman Black calls his number.Lanete shared the spotlight with his peers who are trying their best to make the Bolts run despite the injuries that beset the squad. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises PBA IMAGESWith key cogs down for Meralco, Garvo Lanete expected a bigger responsibility in its game against Phoenix on Wednesday.“We had to step up because we don’t have Jared (Dillinger) and we don’t have Cliff (Hodge). So when we lost to NLEX, coach was firm in telling us that we had to treat this game as a championship game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bolts continue to lose key players as Hodge suffers suspected knee injury NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments AFP official booed out of forum 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 “Every practice, the coaches have been telling me to not hesitate in shooting the ball. And it’s not just me, but the same with my teammates because we all stepped up. Me, Jason Ballesteros, Anjo Caram, Chris Newsome, Nico Salva, and of course, Cliff Hodge. Every game, we always have that same mentality.”With Meralco keeping afloat at 3-6, there’s not much room for error for the Bolts, especially with their Governors’ Cup Finals rematch set against Ginebra on Sunday.“It’s the same, we’ll have a championship game mindset,” he said. “Yes, we’re excited for the rematch, but we’ll treat that as a regular game. We just have to win.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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November 28, 2019

Chinese ref ‘beaten’ as draw sparks match-fix claim

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Read Next 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 The Chinese FA launched an investigation into a match where a fourth official was reportedly attacked following a controversial draw that triggered claims of match-fixing.Baoding Rongda were leading 2-1 when the referee awarded visitors Wuhan Zall a penalty during seven minutes of stoppage time at the end of Saturday’s fixture in China’s second division. The spot-kick was converted and the match ended 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Angry fans pelted the match officials with debris as they were escorted by security personnel from the pitch at the end, reported state-run newspaper the Beijing News.Baoding chairman Meng Yongli burst into tears at a chaotic post-match press conference, alleging his side had been cheated out of the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Beijing News reported that fourth official Yang Kaizi was beaten up in his dressing room, but the newspaper did not say who was responsible for the attack.Meng gathered reporters on the pitch to announce he was pulling the team out of the league, before quitting as chairman hours later citing “personal reasons”. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers looking to get out of cellar Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Baoding, from near Beijing, subsequently apologised and said the club had no intention of leaving the competition.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced an investigation into the controversy. “CFA is taking this seriously and will treat everyone involved sternly based on facts and regulations,” it said in a statement.“We would like the club to express its opinion in a calm manner. In the meantime we call on the fans to remain rational and restrained.”The state People’s Daily newspaper on Tuesday hit out at Meng and Baoding, accusing them of damaging the reputation of Chinese football.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection “In the history of football there hasn’t been any precedent where one could use beating and scolding, as well as quitting the league, to get what one wanted,” it said in a strongly worded comment piece.“For football, when the club boss is crying and shouting to quit the league, when the perpetrators are attacking referees at the door, they have probably forgotten about what they first really wanted in their heart (which is to win the game).”Chinese football has a history of controversy involving referees and officials and in 2009 launched a high-profile crackdown on corruption dogging the sport, leading to dozens of arrests and prison sentences.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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CWG Village to be soft-launched on September 16

first_imgAround 700 delegates, including chefs-de-mission, from the 71 participating nations for the Commonwealth Games have arrived in the city and will move into the newly-built Games Village near Akshardham tomorrow.The delegates, presently staying in various city hotels, will be participating in the Delegation Registration Meeting beginning tomorrow.The soft opening of the Village on the banks of the Yamuna river has also been scheduled for tomorrow, an Organising Committee source said.”The soft opening of the Village has been scheduled for tomorrow after which delegates will move into the Village.They all are coming for the Delegation Registration Meeting.The Organisers will also take the media on a guided tour of the Village tomorrow,” the source said.The work at the sprawling Games village is complete and the kitchen has also started serving meal from Monday.The athletes will start arriving in the capital for the October 3-14 event from September 23.last_img read more

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Shuttlers sail into last four

first_imgVociferous crowd support proved to be the ideal catalyst for Periappali Kashyap as he rallied to upset former All England champion Mohammad Hafiz Hashim 19-21, 21-19, 21-16 and enter the semi-finals in the open events at the Siri Fort Complex on Monday. There were more glad tidings as Chetan Anand also booked his place in the semifinals. Sania Nehwal entered the last four with a facile 21-7, 21-10 over Canadian Anna Rice. The top seed was in devastating form as she disposed of her opponent in 19 minutes.”I am happy with the way I am playing now,” Saina said. The Hyderabadi will now take on third seed Susan Egelstaff of Scotland in the semi-finals. Susan is a bronze medal winner of the 2006 Melbourne Games.However, the major disappointment of India was the 13-21, 19-21 loss of Jwala Gutta and Veliaveetil Diju at the hands of Malaysia’s Koo Kien Keat and Chin Ee Hui.Later, Jwala made up for her loss in mixed doubles when she entered the semi-finals of the women’s doubles with partner Ashwini Ponnappa, defeating Oliver Heather and Mariana Agathangelou 21-9, 21-14. Saina won her pre-quarterfinal in record time in the morning, making short work of Caroline Black 21-0, 21-2 in 12 minutes.Kashyap was brimming with confidence the moment he stepped on the court. He did not play his all-out attacking style. Instead, he was content to wait for the openings before smashing. In the first game, Kashyap led for the most part before the greater experience of Hashim saw the Malaysian prevail 21-19.advertisementBut Kashyap lifted his game considerably in the second game. Realising that Hafiz was moving a trifle slow, he sent the Malaysian scampering from side to side before scoring with some scorching smashes. To add to his woes, Hafiz’s reliable net game deserted him as he made a host of unforced errors.Kashyap led throughout and went on to win the game 21-19. In the decider, Kashyap looked the superior player. His smashes punched holes in Hafiz’s defence. With chants of ‘Come on India, Come on Kashyap’, the Indian went on to win the match 21-16. “This has got to be one of my best wins,” Kashyap said.In the semi-final, sixth seeded Kashyap will meet Rajiv Ouseph of England. When told that he would have the edge as he had defeated him in the team championships, Kashyap said that each match was different.”I was able to surprise him with my parallel game. But I am sure he will be better prepared for me this time,” he said. Chetan Anand also booked his place for the semi-finals, defeating England’s Carl Baxter 21-17, 21-9. The Hyderabadi was too good for the Englishman, outplaying him at the net and also scoring with his trademark wristy flicks at the net.last_img read more

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