Thailand, Korea top respective groups at end of AVC pool stages

first_imgTran Thi Thanh Thuy put up a game-high 25 points to lead the also quarterfinals-bound Vietnamese to a 2-1 recordIn the second game, Thailand made quick work of Chinese-Taipei, 26-24, 25-14, 25-15, to top Pool D with a 3-0 record.Chatchu-on Moksri led the Thais with 20 points while Wilavan Apinyapong and Hattaya Barmrungsuk added 15 and 12 points, respectively.Tseng Wan-Ling led Chinese-Taipei with 11 points as they finish the group stages with a 2-1 record en route to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events01:37Protesters 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 Ace spiker Kim Yeon-koung, after resting out the first two games of the tournament, stepped through in the clutch for the Koreans as a fourth set substitute and put up five points in just 10 minutes.“I think we played well in the first two sets, then in the third set we had a problem,” said Kim as they topped Pool C with a 3-0 card. “We didn’t have a leader but we still won so it’s good.”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 shutoutKim had to sit out the first two games as she just played in the FIVB Grand Prix that lasted nearly a month from July 7 until August 6.Yang Hyojin had a team-high 15 points to lead Korea while Kim Heejin and Kim Suji had a dozen points apiece. Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Powerhouse Thailand and Korea breezed through their respective opponents in the final day of the group stages and advanced to the quarterfinals with unblemished records.The Koreans were the first ones to advance to the next stage after upending Vietnam in four sets 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22, in the opener Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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FEU ‘lost discipline’ in 4th in loss to Ateneo, says Racela

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA FEU coach Olsen Racea. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University hasn’t been the picture of excellence in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. An illustration of mediocrity would be apt.The Tamaraws sit at the fourth seed with a 5-5 record and they’re in a precarious situation as University of the Philippines, which has a 4-5 card, is definitely in a position to creep in from behind.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEU’s latest loss came against league-leading Ateneo, 70-59, in what became as a manifestation of a fourth quarter collapse.READ: Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down TamarawsFEATURED 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 shutoutAnd even though the Tamaraws faltered under pressure, head coach Olsen Racela still looked at the brighter side of things.“There is concern but the way we played against the No. 1 team, it gives me enough satisfaction going into the next four games, but we just have to address some little things and we’ll be all right,” said Racela Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. FEU was able to keep Ateneo at bay up until the fourth quarter where the Blue Eagles gained control. Ateneo upped the ante in the final frame where it outscored FEU, 23-9.“We lost discipline, which was something we didn’t do in the first three quarters,” said Racela in Filipino. “We gave direct lines to the basket and that’s something we should not do against a team like Ateneo.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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North Korea leader impressed with South’s delegation welcome

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next In this Feb. 10, 2018, photo, Vice President Mike Pence, center left and South Korean President Moon Jae-in attend the ladies’ 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The U.S. is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea, Pence has declared, subtly shifting White House policy after Olympics-inspired gestures of respect between the rival Koreas. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday it is important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas and expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation’s visit to the South, in his first remarks since the high-level guests led by his sister returned to the North.The North’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim was impressed with Seoul’s welcome and treatment of the high-level delegation. He expressed gratitude to the South for “making their possible and sincere efforts” for their guests from the North.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel03:21Exiled former North Korean diplomat: Kim has new nuclear ‘game plan’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City An hour before the North Korean news agency report, Pence declared that the U.S. is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea, in a subtle shift in White House policy.The vice president’s remarks provided a little more leverage for South Korea in its path-finding outreach to the North and could reduce potential strains in the U.S.-South Korean alliance.But diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang won’t start unless Kim Jong Un wants it to.While the North Korean dictator, who has yet to meet a foreign leader, has invited the South Korean president for a rare summit, Kim has given no sign of being ready to talk to the U.S. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kim emphasized the importance of continuing dialogue between two Koreas, according to the North’s official news agency.North Korea sent its nominal head of state and Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who extended an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang for a summit in the near future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMoon didn’t immediately accept the North Korean offer.He said the Koreas should create an environment so that a meeting of the two leaders could take place. He also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between North Korea and the United States, apparently aware that being friendly with the North could alienate an American ally critical to the defense of the South. View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The North delegation returned home Sunday night. During a three-day visit, the delegation members sat among world dignitaries including the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony of Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, had lunch with Moon at his presidential palace and joined Moon in cheering for the first-ever inter-Korean Olympic team as it debuted in the women’s ice hockey tournament.The North Koreans were the subject of intense media scrutiny during their busy schedule visiting Seoul and the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.South Koreans were especially fascinated by Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, who seemed relaxed and smiled most of the time.The 30 year-old, an increasingly prominent figure in her older brother’s government, was the North’s first ruling family to visit the South since the end of the Korean War.South Korean media closely documented every move and gesture of the North Korean leader’s younger sister, commenting on everything from the purse she carried to her writing style in a message she left in the presidential palace guest book.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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After gruelling duel, Castro believes Amer will be one of top PBA guards

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s not a lot of guards in the PBA who can step toe-to-toe with Jayson Castro.But after TNT’s quarterfinals series against Meralco in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the veteran guard didn’t deny that sophomore playmaker Baser Amer pushed him to his limit.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Amer’s breakout conference earns him Gilas nod 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 “He was exhausted in overtime because we did schemes against him,” shared Castro. “We did a lot of schemes against him, most of which wasn’t effective. So the last thing we did was to deny him and make it hard for him to get the ball so we can tire him out.”That gameplan worked as the KaTropa frustrated the Bolts in the extra five minutes and held the upstart scoreless.Still, Castro said that Amer could keep his head held high especially with the way he has made the leap this conference.“I’m really glad to see how he has improved from last year, at the same time, his confidence is already there. For sure, he’ll still improve. We saw his decision-making, his heart is already there. For sure, he’ll be a top point guard in the PBA,” he said.Castro and the rest of TNT will now brace for Ginebra in the best-of-five semifinals series, to begin on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “[Amer] didn’t just challenge me. He really pushed me. I studied his moves from Game 2 because he was really great off ball screens. He looks for mismatches and attacks those. Every kind of defense I know of, I did it against him,” said Castro in Filipino.The two went at it for three hard-fought games, culminating on Friday in a decider that that was fought until the overtime period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro was his usual self, racking up 31 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Amer was a willing dance partner, matching up with his older counterpart and finished with 25 markers, nine boards, four dimes, and three steals.However, it was TNT who gained the upper hand in the extra five minutes to come away with a 104-96 overtime victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’?center_img View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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PH bows out with a win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Filoil Final Four field forged WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Slovenia (4-0) and France (3-1) topped Pool B to advance to the next round.Teng, the former La Salle standout, scored four of the Filipinos’ last six points before Kiefer Ravena, who was still nursing a wounded left elbow from the Slovenia game, sealed the victory with a two-pointer with 1:18 left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeng and Ravena led the Philippines with seven points each. JR Quiñahan had four points, while Kobe Paras added three. —RANDOLPH LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NET 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 soaks in the appreciation from the Filipino fans after its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Fiba.comThe Philippines bowed out of contention in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup after finishing third in Pool B with a 2-2 record.Jeron Teng took charge late as the Nationals turned back El Salvador, 21-14, to close their campaign on a positive note, hours after the Philippines bowed to Slovenia, 21-14, Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at Parc des Chantiers de I’lle in Nantes, France.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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In the know: Kobe Paras

first_imgFroome takes back Tour de France yellow jersey from Aru 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 —CARLO ANOLIN, CONTRIBUTORSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe is the second son of PBA legend Benjie Paras and former actress Jackie Forster. His older brother, Andre, is an actor and also plays for AMA Online Education Titans in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Kobe won two gold medals in the slam dunk contest of the Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Championship in Jakarta in 2013 and Debrecen, Hungary, in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT View comments He was part of the country’s champion teams in the 2013 Seaba Under-16 and 2013 Fiba Asia Under-18 3×3 tournaments.The teenager attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and played for the Bruins but later withdrew on June 30, 2016 after failing to meet academic requirements.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 starsOn July 18, 2016, Kobe suited up for the Creighton University Blue Jays. But after finishing his freshman season and failing to secure a regular playing role, he withdrew on April 29, 2017.On May 9, 2017, Kobe announced that he would attend Cal State Northridge and play for the Matadors. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “I think it was a learning experience for him,” Reyes said of Standhardinger, whom he ordered back to the locker room – in full view of the fans – with 4:55 left on Thursday night against Iraq. “He had to learn things the hard way.“But,” he repeated. “It’s no big deal. We’re not even making a fuzz out of it.”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 starsReyes was willing to lose the game against Iraq after Cruz and Standhardinger were caught by game officials giving out cheap shots in obvious retaliation to physical plays earlier in the game.The firebrand coach recalled both to the bench and never put them back in. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img “I don’t like the extra stuff that my other guys did that’s why I took them out of the game,” Reyes had said on Thursday after an 84-75 win. “There’s a fine line between being tough and being downright dirty and that’s not us.“That’s not Gilas basketball,” he said.Cruz owned up to starting it all when he planted a forearm at the back of the head of Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket.The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams for entangling further.Standhardinger, after several plays, then gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. He was whistled for a second deliberate foul resulting in his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim TAIPEI – The Gilas Pilipinas locker room was as normal as it could be early on Friday afternoon, as Carl Cruz and Christian Standhardinger apologized for their physical plays the game before and coach Chot Reyes dismissing everything as “no big deal.”“It’s no big deal for us,” Reyes said a few minutes before giving Gilas Pilipinas final instructions for a critical Jones Cup Invitational clash with Atletas All Stars Lithuania at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Durham tells Meralco teammates: Remember the pain of losing to Ginebralast_img read more

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Jason Day ‘hungry,’ eager to return to top of golf world

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Day is in the midst of what he called a “very poor season” with only two top 10 finishes and no wins in 15 starts. But the world’s former No. 1 player feels like he’s about to turn the corner after finishing tied for 24th last week at Bridgestone.He’s also drawing confidence from his past success at the PGA Championship, winning at Whistling Straits in 2015 and finishing second last year to Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol. His renewed confidence may not be good news for the rest of the field this week. Jordan Spieth is aiming for a career grand slam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m motivated now,” said Day, who withdrew from a tournament in March to be with his cancer-stricken mother.His best finish this year is second at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where he lost a playoff to Billy Horschel. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Jason Day of Australia, talks during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jason Day’s swagger — and his motivation — have returned.“I’m hungry again — and I’m looking forward to trying to beat these guys,” Day said Wednesday on the eve of the 99th PGA Championship.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul That pressure, along with his mother’s lung cancer surgery in March, led to a rough start to the 2017 season. He tearfully pulled out of the Match Play Championship six holes in, too distraught to play, to join her ahead of the surgery.“It was difficult for me to be on the golf course and even think about actually playing at the time,” Day said.On the course, his driving deteriorated and his normally reliable short game eluded him. In short, he felt like his game plateaued.“You’re not panicking or anything, you’re just wondering why,” Day said. “You’re up at night thinking about, ‘OK, what do I need to do to get back to that winning room?’”If Day does get back to No. 1, he’s vowed to handle things differently. In some ways, he’s already done that.He didn’t arrive in Charlotte until Tuesday night and checked in to the tournament on Wednesday morning so he could spend more time at home in Ohio away from distractions.Day refuses to call this a lost season.Sure, he’s finished out of contention at the Masters (tied for 22nd), the U.S. Open (cut) and the British Open (tied for 27th), but he believes his putting and driving are coming back.And he harkens back to 2014 when he finished the year strong, which served as a springboard for two incredible seasons.“I want to win again,” Day said. “So I’m excited about that.” DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Day entered the season as the top-ranked player but has since dropped to No. 7 — something that he says “annoys and motivates me at the same time.”He made it clear his goal is to get back on top — and anticipates that will start with a strong performance this week at Quail Hollow.The 29-year-old Australian said his passion waned late last season after getting “burned out.” Looking back, Day felt like he spread himself too thin trying to fulfill obligations and spending less time practicing and relaxing.“I was trying to do too many things,” he said.By the time the end of last year rolled around, Day said he was exhausted after spending nearly a full year as the top-ranked player.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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PH women’s netball team begins SEA Games campaign vs Thais

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo KUALA LUMPUR — Women’s netball, which joined at the last minute, will battle Thailand at 3 p.m. to kickstart its Southeast Asian Games campaign at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here.Netball Philippines president Dr. Charlie Ho said they are more prepared this time than two years ago when the team debuted in the biennial games and lost all five matches.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments LATEST STORIES PH coach confident of chances against Cambodia in men’s U-22 football NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Of those matches, the Philippines dropped a 112-11 loss to Malaysia which has put the team in ignominy.Against the Thais, however, the Filipinos will at least try to come up with a competitive showing to jumpstart their campaigns.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 starsSingapore won the gold two years ago, while Malaysia took silver. Brunei and Thailand tied for bronze. The country finished sixth behind Myanmar which was fifth. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Rain or Shine banks on Cruz, deals Star its 1st loss

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cruz came off the bench and fired 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the win.Rain or Shine, though, had to gut it out in the end as the pesky Star refused to die late, trimming what was once an 11-point lead, 88-77, in the final 1:29, to as low as five, 92-87, after an Allein Maliksi floater with nine seconds left.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 openingCruz had a chance to seal the game shut in the end, but uncharacteristically muffed both freebies and even fouled Malcolm Hill with four ticks remaining.Luckily for the Elasto Painters, Hill could only muster a split as Gabe Norwood secured the rebound to end the game. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Jericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz took charge late for Rain or Shine as it dealt Star its first loss with a 92-88 squeaker in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The energetic guard fired 10 of the Elasto Painters’ final 17 points as they doused the Hotshots’ rally in the fourth quarter and stretch their winning run to three.ADVERTISEMENT J’Nathan Bullock also poured 18 markers, 11 boards, five assists, and two blocks as his side remained unbeaten since his entry for first-choice import JD Weatherspoon.Fresh from their stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, Norwood contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds, and four dimes, while Raymond Almazan had 13 markers and 14 boards in the victory.“Finally, we were able to beat Star this season. I thought we’ll never win against them (this season),” said coach Caloy Garcia, as his side rose to a 4-2 record. “It’s all defense. It started in the first half, the energy was there, the effort was there. I just told the players that when they’re inside the game, what I look is more efficiency than you being tired. Everybody who played today came out strong.”From a 28-all deadlock, Rain or Shine unfurled a 24-4 tear abridging the second and third quarters to erect a 52-32 edge at the 7:31 mark of the third period.However, the trio of Hill, Paul Lee, and Ian Sangalang brought the team back to as close as three, 75-72 with 5:23 remaining before Cruz went on a tear of his own for the Elasto Painters late.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Martinez bags silver, Perticheto wins bronze in figure skating Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “We’ve been playing a lot better,” noted Garcia. “I told the players since we made the trades that we became the number one defensive team based on the stats. I think it’s about defense, the effort is there. When we play good defense, our offense comes. But we still have lapses during the game.Hill topped Star with 26 points, 20 rebounds, and three assists, while Lee got 17 markers, seven boards, and three dimes.The Hotshots saw their four-game winning run halted as they drop to a 4-1 slate.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 92 – Bullock 18, Cruz 18, Norwood 15, Almazan 13, Ahanmisi 10, Matias 5, Borboran 5, Daquioag 5, Tiu 3, Ponferrada 0, Yap 0, Maiquez 0, Trollano 0.STAR 88 – Hill 26, Lee 17, Sangalang 11, Maliksi 10, Jalalon 8, Barroca 4, Ramos 4, Simon 3, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Pingris 0, Dela Rosa 0.Quarters: 15-15, 41-30, 68-56, 92-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Pop star Enrique finds out who Tendulkar is

first_imgFor Enrique Iglesias, who performed at the opening concert of the Champions League Twenty20 here today, cricket is completely a new sport but the Spanish pop sensation said he is slowly and steadily trying to acquire more knowledge about the game.He also said that he is a big fan of soccer and star Argentina forward Lionel Messi but admitted that he came to know about Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar only today.”It is the first game of cricket that I will be watching from the stadium. Occasionally, I used to watch cricket on TV but never really got time to watch it in the ground,” Enrique said about tomorrow’s CLT20 tournament opener between Mumbai Indians and local side Highveld Lions at the Wanderers.”I like soccer very much and Messi is one of my favourite players. Watching Messi play in Barcelona is great,” he said.Asked whether he knows Tendulkar, Enrique said, “I didn’t know him but came to know about some cricketers today, including Tendulkar. You know I am still in the learning stage as far as cricket is concerned.”The pop icon also said that he went crazy after Spain won the FIFA World Cup earlier this year in South Africa.”I got extremely drunk. I was dancing inside my home naked. I did all types of stupid things. But Spain played a great World Cup. It was very emotional to watch them win the World Cup. In the Spanish team every player is good,” Enrique said.advertisementHe also expressed his desire to visit India for a second time next year and said the country holds a special place in his heart.”India is one of my favourite spots. I visited India in 2004. It is such an amazing country. I am dying to go back there. May be 2011 will be the year,” Enrique said.Enrique today performed at the CLT20 opening concert at Emmarentia Botanic Gardens here along with globetrotting Cape Town-based duo, Locnville.The identical twin brothers, Andrew and Brian Chaplin, who have become household favourites, following the release of their first single ‘Sun in my Pocket’, performed as support to Enrique in the ‘Enrique Live’ Concert, on the eve of first match of the Twenty20 tournament.last_img read more

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Retail therapy

first_imgReign on the parade with the choicest this season.Buckle up: Get waisted with this turquoise Obi belt from Fendi’s s/s 2011 collection for that fashionably waif-like look. The belt is made of jacquard canvas strap with a leather backing Price on request.Hell’s angels: Motorcycle diaries or not, this calf leather racing jacket from Tag Heuer drives nostalgia from the swinging 60s. Vintage leather, steel zippers and pullers, and the Grand Prix logo-get set to scorch roads and imagination. Price: Rs 32,000.Aural sex: Audiophiles rejoice, for this could be a close second to the sonic Holy Grail. The AE2 Audio Headphones from Bose promise improved audio performance and comfort. While the music sounds smoother and more natural, the new ear cushions made of memory foam conform better to different head shapes Who says form over function? Price: Rs 8,100.Spin doctor: Ride into the sunset or to good health on these Firefox mountain bikes. The recently launched Gary Fisher Collection offers the Marlin, Wahoo and Advance models. Of the three models, one is the very latest concept in mountain biking with 29″ as opposed to the standard 26″ wheels. Price: Rs 29,120.Electric dreams: If size matters, keep your eyes peeled for this monster TV. At 152 inches, this is the world’s first ultra large 3D high definition plasma screen from Panasonic. Despite the size, the display is delightfully detailed, even when watched from a relatively close viewing distance. Price: Rs 3.5 crore.Wrist assured: This latest timepiece from Louis Vuitton, the Tambour Regatta Navy, seamlessly blends design and performance featuring a chronograph and alarm function, and for the first time in the LV Regatta watch collection, a countdown with audio indication-a function particularly useful for racing crews. Perfect timing, we say. Price on request.Tickled pink: With frills, lace and girly thrills spilling out on the ramps, candy colours are the hues to spew. Sport the Tod’s Gummy bag in transparent, candy pink or light blue for a perfect romp at the beach. The bag also has an inner metal plate with ‘Limited Edition for India’ engraved. Price: Rs 31,000.Footloose: Invoke the casual chic of Italian dressing with this black velvet moccasin from Gucci’s s/s 2011 collection. The grey trim adds that extra touch of total dandy cool. Price on request.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sunil Gavaskar on Australia and New Zealand to meet in World Cup semi-finals 2007

first_imgSunil GavaskarICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2007Australia and New Zealand have moved serenely into the semifinals of the 2007 World Cup. This might be a premature statement to make with another fortnight of the Super 8 series still left to be played, but having won three out of the three matches,Sunil GavaskarICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2007Australia and New Zealand have moved serenely into the semifinals of the 2007 World Cup. This might be a premature statement to make with another fortnight of the Super 8 series still left to be played, but having won three out of the three matches in this stage of the tournament with one pretty easy game against a minnow left, the Antipodean neighbours should not have any problem to enter the ‘final four’ stage. What New Zealand in particular will be looking for is to carry on the momentum of their wins against the Aussies by winning their Super 8 encounter and top the group. What the Kiwis certainly don’t want is to play the Aussies in the semi-finals and so would be looking to finish either at the top or at the second rank after the Super 8 series.For some strange reason, in virtually every tournament where teams qualify for the semis after playing in different groups, it’s the team that finishes number one plays the team that ends up being fourth, while the other semi-final is played by the teams that finish second and third respectively. Perhaps, to make the semis more interesting, the number one team should play the number three team and the number two team should play the team that has finished fourth. The thinking is simple, and that is, the gap between the number one team and number four team might make that semi-final one-sided, so it may be better to play teams that are closer in terms of points, and that can happen with number one playing number three while the number two team could take on the number four team.Australian Cricket Team Aussies seem to be the strongest, but even champions can have a bad day.It may make little difference to the Aussies, who are steamrolling the opposition and playing a brand of cricket that has been unmatched so far. They simply seem to be too strong for the others and have hardly broken into a sweat in any of the matches they have played so far. Even champion teams have the odd bad day, and as Canas has shown in tennis by beating Federer twice in three weeks, the champion can be caught on the wrong foot. But it is crucial to catch them thus in a major event and not one of the tournaments. The Australians were found short in the tri-series at home and then in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in New Zealand, and they too will be hoping that if they do have a lousy day, it should be at the Super 8 stage and not the knockout stage that follows.Host West Indies are pretty much out of the tournament, having lost all three matches they have played so far in the Super 8 stage. They simply haven’t raised their game to the level required and have left their supporters pretty disappointed by the lack of application. None of the batsmen has fired in a big way and there have been no big partnerships that can propel the team’s scoreboard. For sometime now, the Windies bowling has lacked teeth, and it is evident in the manner in which their so-called quicker bowlers are getting carted to all corners of the field. Bangladesh did so well to beat India, but have done little of note since then, strengthening the belief that they are a ‘one match’ team and after that one win they go back to their losing ways. It will be interesting to see the result of their match against Ireland, for the Irish certainly are going down fighting, which can’t be said of the Tigers after their games in the Super 8 stage so far.After India’s unexpected exit from the tournament, there have been plenty of cries for the sacking of the senior players from the team, which is understandable in a youth obsessed country like ours, but if one takes a careful look at the big performers at the World Cup so far, one will find that those who have batted well or taken wickets are mainly from the over-30 age-bracket. What players like Sanath Jayasuriya, Matthew Hayden, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Muttiah Muralitharan and Stephen Fleming are telling the world is that it is not how old you are, but how good you are that matters. The two players running neck and neck for the Player of the Tournament award are Sanath Jayasuriya and Matthew Hayden, showing that there is no substitute for experience. That’s food for thought, isn’t it?Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be writing an exclusive column for INDIA TODAY all through the World Cup.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Bengal in Olympics

first_imgSports loving West Bengal will find mention at the Olympics but not on the tracks.Two varieties of rice from the state – Tulapanji and Gobindobhog – known for their aroma will find a place in the kitchen at the Olympic Village on August 1 and 2, courtesy of the Agricultural and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority under the commerce and industry ministry. Of the total 50 kg of rice to be sent from India for the Olympics kitchen, these two comprise 10 kg.last_img

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London Olympics: Fingers crossed for Vikas Gowda in discus final

first_imgVikas Gowda did not have to exert himself too much on Monday as he easily attained the qualifying mark for the discus final at the Olympic Stadium.An early morning start was not to Vikas’s liking in a field where there were top quality athletes. With a qualifying mark of 65 metres, Vikas registered 65.20 metres in his second attempt and topped his pool.Overall, the highest throw in qualifying was 66.39 metres from Gerd Kanter of Estonia, while defending champion Robert Harting from Germany registered 66.22 metres. Jorge Fernandez of Cuba was placed third at 65.34 metres, with Gowda fourth.”The first throw slipped out of my hand but I knew the second throw was a good one. My first aim was to qualify and I have achieved that,” said Vikas.Vikas added that a 10:00 am start made him feel a little sluggish. “It’s early morning and I am feeling sluggish but I am confident for the final. I just need to stay relaxed and stay focussed,” he said.This season, Vikas, who trains in the United States, had a personal best of 66.25 metres. Athletics experts attached to the Indian camp say if Vikas can stay cool, he is a strong medal chance in the final.There has been a lot of speculation over the weather in London but it has held up well. In a sport where wet conditions are not favourable, it has been fair to all the athletes.As Vikas did not have to exert himself too much in qualifying, he should be in good shape for the final.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sri Lanka beat Pak by 16 runs, reach final of T20 World Cup

first_imgSri Lanka produced a clinical bowling display to beat Pakistan by 16 runs and storm into the final of the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday.Following is the scoreboard of the first World Twenty20 semi-final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Thursday:Sri LankaMahela Jayawardene c Raza Hasan b Shahid Afridi 42Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw Umar Gul 35Kumar Sangakkara c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Hafeez 18Jeevan Mendis st Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 15Thisara Perera not out 11Angelo Mathews not out 10Extras (b 3, w 4, nb 1) 8Total (Four wickets in 20 overs) 139Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Jayawardene, 10.2 overs), 2-84 (Sangakkara, 12.5), 3-117 (Dilshan, 17.5), 4-118 (Mendis, 18.0).BowlingSohail Tanvir 3-0-11-0Raza Hasan 4-0-26-0Saeed Ajmal 4-0-33-1Shahid Afridi 4-0-28-1Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-12-1Umar Gul 3-0-26-1PakistanMohammad Hafeez st Sangakkara b Herath 42Imran Nazir b Mendis 20Nasir Jamshed lbw Mathews 4Kamran Akmal c Jayawardene b Mathews 1Shoaib Malik b Herath 6Umar Akmal not out 29Shahid Afridi b Herath 0Sohail Tanvir st Sangakkara b Mendis 8Umar Gul not out 2Extras (lb 2, w 9) 11Total (Seven wickets in 20 overs) 123Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Imran Nazir, 5.6 overs), 2-55 (Nasir Jamshed, 9.1), 3-57 (Kamran Akmal, 9.4), 4-64 (Shoaib Malik, 10.6), 5-91 (Mohammad Hafeez, 14.1), 6-91 (Shahid Afridi, 14.2), 7-113 (Sohail Tanvir, 17.4).BowlingAngelo Mathews 4-0-27-2Nuwan Kulasekara 3-0-15-0Lasith Malinga 4-0-19-0Ajantha Mendis 4-0-27-2Thisara Perera 1-0-8-0Rangana Herath 4-0-253Toss: Sri Lanka chose to batResult: Sri Lanka win, advance to finalMan of the match: Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)Umpires: Simon Taufel (Australia) and Rod Tucker (Australia)TV umpire: Ian Gould (England)Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)After managing a modest 139 for four on a slow Premadasa track, Sri Lankan duo of Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis stifled the Pakistan batsmen in the final overs to restrict them to 123 for seven.Pakistan needed 32 runs off last three overs which is considered to be quite achievable by Twenty20 standards but Mendis and Malinga held their nerves giving only five and four runs respectively of the 18th and 19th over.Nuwan Kulasekara, who bowled the 20th over, didn’t have any pressure on him as he gave only seven runs to sent the capacity crowd into a tizzy.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath used the conditions to perfection as he recorded the best figures of three for 25 in four overs. Malinga gave only 19 runs in his four overs while Mendis was also impressive with figures two for 27.Chasing a target of 140 was a tricky one on the slow Premadasa track as batsmen often got confused whether to attack or rotate the strike.Imran Nazir was in his element as he tried to hit each and every ball out of the sight but failed to connect most of them before he dragged one off Mendis onto his stumps. Nazir made 20 with the help of three fours.Then it was Angelo Mathews who got Sri Lanka back into the game trapping in-form Nasir Jamshed leg before and then deceived Kamran Akmal with a slower one.From 57 for three, Pakistan soon became 64 for four, as Herath bowled Shoaib Malik with a classical left-armer’s delivery. He flighted one to invite Malik for a drive and the ball turned a shade after pitching to knock the batsman’s off-stump.Having got a reprieve at 24, Hafeez who till now was happy to play the waiting game, chanced his arms. First he pulled Mathews for a boundary and then reverse swept Herath.He followed it up with a straight six.But Hafeez finally departed for 42 when he was stumped trying to give Herath the charge.Shahid Afridi’s woeful time with the bat continued as Herath cleaned up in the next ball to register his third wicket.Pakistan were tottering at 91 for six at that stage and from there victory became out of question.Earlier, electing to bat, some scratchy batting by opener Tillekaratne Dilshan hampered Sri Lanka’s chances of putting up a big total as they managed only 139 for four in their stipulated 20 overs.While skipper Mahela Jayawardene had provided the right start with a 36-ball-42, Dilshan struggled throughout the middle overs as he managed only 35 off 42 balls.The Lankans managed 16 runs of the final over when Thisara Perera hit a couple of fours while Angelo Mathews also managed a thickish edge.Shahid Afridi, Mohammed Hafeez, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal got a wicket each but more importantly didn’t go for too many runs.The decision to promote left-hander Jeevan Mendis above Mathews and Perrera was baffling as the former played a lot of dot balls that added to the pressure on Dilshan.Jayawardene’s batting was a treat to watch. He perished trying to play the sweep shot one too many but till he was executing it with ease in the first 10 overs, there was no better sight.A shrewd thinker, Jayawardene saw that off-spinner Ajmal, with his doosras, leg-spinner Afridi and slow left-arm orthodox Raza Hassan were all spinning the ball away from him.In the circumstances, he found the reverse sweep as the safest option and he played it with consummate ease.He started with a slog sweep of Hassan and then got a couple of boundaries off Ajmal — first one was a lap shot over short fine leg and then a reverse sweep.Watching Jayawardene take charge, Dilshan, who had started off on a rousing note with two boundaries in the first two overs, played the second fiddle.The Lankan captain first reverse swept Afridi for a boundary and then in the bowler’s next over, the Lankan skipper hit him over extra cover for another boundary as it brought up the 50.Such was Jayawardene’s dominance that he scored 34 of the first 50 runs with Dilshan’s contribution being only 15.In the 11th over, Afridi finally got his man when Jayawardene shuffled across the off-stump to play another lap-shot but it didn’t have the power to clear Hassan stationed at short fine leg.Jayawardene’s 42 came off 36 balls during which he struck boundaries.New man in Kumar Sangakkara started on a positive fashion hitting three lovely fours but perished trying to be over-ambitious being holed out at long-on off Hafeez’s bowling. Sangakkara managed only 18.The home team reached 100 at the end of the 15th over but their struggle started after that.Dilshan and left-hander Mendis played too many dot balls in that phase which increased the pressure on the home team.In fact Dilshan’s struggle was to such an extent that it took him 31 deliveries to hit his third boundary having hit the second one in the second over.Umar Gul, introduced in the 16th over, bowled fast and full to both Dilshan and Mendis to make their life miserable.Mendis was adjudged leg before to a delivery that pitched on blockhole but TV replays showed that Gul had overstepped and the decision was reversed. Finally, Gul ended Dilshan’s misery with another fuller delivery that the batsman missed to be adjudged leg-before.The Dilshan-Mendis duo could add only 33 runs in the five overs they played together. Mendis was then stumped off an Ajmal delivery when he tried to give the charge after struggling for 18 deliveries to score his 15.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Stephen Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season points

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry missed his first three tries from deep, got a little frustrated and forgot about the 10 points he needed for another major milestone.Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another accomplishment to his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 110-93 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Curry became just the fifth player in Warriors history to score 15,000 points during the regular season — joining the company of Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin.“It was a pretty cool moment, again just reflecting on the entire 9½ years and more to come,” Curry said. “Definitely appreciative of the opportunity, the milestone, hopefully a lot more to come.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefKevin Durant scored 23 points to go with five assists and passed Larry Bird (21,791) for 33rd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Klay Thompson contributed 16 points with five rebounds.Golden State led by as many as 25 points in the second quarter in quickly turning the game into a rout. That allowed coach Steve Kerr to rest many of his regulars as the Warriors began a busy stretch with eight games before the end of the year, including Christmas night at home against LeBron James and the Lakers. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion UP NEXTGrizzlies: Play the second game of their four-game West Coast trip at Portland on Wednesday night. The Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 92-83 at home last Wednesday.Warriors: After concluding a four-game stretch playing in California, the Warriors play at Utah on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Seven TNT KaTropa players declare they want Terrence Romeo out MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES CURRY’S SCORINGCurry’s 3-pointer at the 7:37 mark of the second quarter put him in the 15,000 club.Kerr knows the number is hardly important to his star point guard, saying: “He’ll probably be at 16,000 before too long, and won’t be aware of that either.”Curry is thrilled to join such elite company.“Just a pretty humbling experience in terms of how long I’ve been here and all the success that we’ve had in recent years, and individual accolades and milestones come out of that,” he said.Chamberlain leads the way with 17,783, followed by Barry (16,447), Arizin (16,266) and Mullin (16,235).“It’s a lot of points and the thing to me what’s most impressive is how he creates them. They’re not just wide-open, catch-and-shoot 3s, his creativity with the ball in his hands,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “The shot-making from all three levels, the left hand, the floaters, the three off the bounce, the walk across that half court line and shoot a three. He has a variety of ways he puts the ball in the basket. You can probably count on one hand how many guys that we’ve seen with the shot-making creatively and the ability that he has.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: G Mike Conley missed the game with left hamstring soreness. F Kyle Anderson returned after missing one game with a sprained left ankle. … Memphis shot 2 for 11 on 3s in the first half and 7 of 25 in all. … The Grizzlies have been limited to fewer than 100 points in eight of nine December games. … Memphis has dropped five straight at Oracle Arena, also losing on Golden State’s home floor 117-101 on Nov. 5. … A top priority for Bickerstaff was improving rebounding, and the Grizzlies were edged 42-41 on the boards.Warriors: F Andre Iguodala returned from a three-game absence with a sore right hip to score 10 points. G Shaun Livingston was back after bruising his pelvis and sitting out Friday at Sacramento. … Curry did a 19-minute Skype call this weekend with astronaut Scott Kelly and made sure Kelly and others knew he meant no harm with joke about not believing in the moon landing, according to the Warriors. … Baron Davis drew big cheers when shown on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Marc Gasol had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Grizzlies, who lost their third straight and fifth in six. This marked Memphis’ final visit to Oracle Arena before the Warriors move to new Chase Center in San Francisco next season. Omri Casspi added a season-high 20 points against his former team.Gasol said the Grizzlies must talk as a team about ways to be better.“There’s a few things that we need to do more of that we are doing well, and things that we’re not doing so well, do a little less,” he said.Jonas Jerebko made Golden State’s only two 3s in the opening quarter and finished 16 points off the bench.The Warriors were 17 of 18 from the free-throw line in the first half to 8 for 10 by Memphis, which trailed 61-38 at the break.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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ABL: Late run propels Alab Pilipinas past Formosa Dreamers

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Photo from ABLMANILA, Philippines—Defending champion San Miguel Alab Pilipinas went on a late run to fend off the Formosa Dreamers, 86-72, and remain undefeated in the 9th Asean Basketball League Season Friday night at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Alab ended the game on a blistering 21-3 blast after trailing by four with a little over six minutes left to improve its league-best record to 3-0.ADVERTISEMENT Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL healing, next evaluation in February 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 Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Alab aims to keep its record clean when it faces the Singapore Slingers (5-2) for the first time this season on Sunday at Caloocan Sports Complex.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Renaldo Balkman posted a double-double with 19 points and 20 rebounds that went with five assists while PJ Ramos had 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead Alab.Alab also drew timely baskets from Ray Parks, Ethan Alvano and Caelan Tiongson that sparked the telling run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefParks, the reigning two-time Local MVP and second overall pick in the 2018 PBA Draft, finished with 13 points and four rebounds while Pao Javelona came off the bench and added 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field.American import Malcolm Miller scored a game-high 23 points on a tough 7-of-22 shooting night for the Taiwanese side, which dropped its second straight game after starting the season at 6-0. MOST READlast_img read more

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