NBA: Celtics to play 76ers in London

first_imgNew York, United States — The Boston Celtics will meet the Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena in London in January for a regular NBA game, league officials announced Thursday.The game, to be played January 11, will be the Celtics’ second trip to London, having played Minnesota there in a 2007 pre-season contest, and the first for the 76ers, whose prior British experience was a 2013 pre-season game at Manchester against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters 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 Valdez, Reyes say PH team can do better after win WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The NBA announced its five Christmas Day match ups Thursday with an NBA finals rematch between the Cavaliers and host Warriors representing the marquee contest. The two teams have met in each of the past three finals.The remainder of the NBA schedule will be announced next week. The October 17 opening is the earliest start since the 1980-81 campaign began on October 10, 1980. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The Celtics feature two-time NBA All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, who led Boston with a career-high 28.9 points a game last season, plus newly acquired All-Star Gordon Hayward from Utah and four-time NBA All-Star Al Horford, the team’s top rebounder, from the Dominican Republic.“It’s very exciting for our team and the whole Celtics organization to compete in front of our loyal fans in London,” Thomas said. “I can’t wait to connect with them at the NBA London Game 2018 and hopefully make new fans in the process.”Counting pre-season contests, it will be the NBA’s 16th game in London.“Our events have become an annual opportunity for basketball fans across Europe to come together and share their passion for the NBA,” league commissioner Adam Silver said.The Houston-Golden State contest will not only feature nine-time all star Paul in a new uniform but the Warriors will receive their NBA championship rings for the second time in the past three seasons.Gordon Hayward’s Celtics will also take on LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers on opening night in a NBA playoff semi-final rematch.ADVERTISEMENT The league announced the London game, its opening night contests and Christmas Day games as part of a partial release of its 2017-18 schedule on Thursday.Chris Paul will make his debut with Houston on October 17 when the Rockets visit the Golden State Warriors on opening night.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 76ers boast some of the NBA’s top young talent, including 2016 NBA Draft top pick Ben Simmons of Australia, who missed all of last season with a foot injury, and 2017 top draft selection Markelle Fultz as well as 2016-17 campaign All-Rookie selections Joel Embiid of Cameroon and Dario Saric of Croatia.“I look forward to coming back to London with the Sixers after visiting for the first time this summer,” Embiid said. “We are a young, hungry team and will be sure to give the fans an exciting game against Boston in January.” MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down Tamaraws

first_imgArchers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo secured a Final Four seat after topping Far Eastern University, 70-59, to stay unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles rose to 10-0 while the Tamaraws, who remained at fourth seed, fell to 5-5.ADVERTISEMENT Matt Nieto and Verano, who outscored the whole FEU team, 15-9, in the fourth quarter, led the Blue Eagles with 14 points apiece.Ron Dennison led the Tamaraws with 12 points and eight boards while Arvin Tolentino produced an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Nambatac silences basher, challenges him to game of 1-on-1 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next After trailing 50-47 at the end of the third, the Blue Eagles found their rhythm and outscored the Tamaraws, 23-9, in the fourth quarter.Ateneo mounted a 20-7 run to gain control of the game with Raffy Verano capping off the scoring spurt with a layup that gave the Blue Eagles a 67-57 lead with 1:05 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We didn’t start off on the right foot, we had a bad first quarter but we are quite happy with the final three quarters,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga, whose team trailed, 21-12, heading into the second period.“They [Tamaraws] came into this game prepared and we have to expect that every game because it would be the case, and it would not be easier for us.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

PBA Board to decide Narvasa’s fate in annual planning

first_imgGilas begins buildup with closed-door practice MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next The PBA has been a divided house since Thursday, when seven teams, namely TNT, NLEX, Meralco, Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and  Blackwater concurred to no longer renew the term of Narvasa following its expiration at the end of the 42nd season, citing “loss of confidence.”The minority bloc, meanwhile, backed Narvasa and said the move was “unauthorized and not binding under the league’s by-laws and constitution.”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 shutoutFor his part, Narvasa said that he’s willing to resign, but begged the Board to explain further the grounds of his possible expulsion as the league’s chief.“What I’m saying is that procedures have to be followed and the reasons have to be clear. They have to know what the loss of confidence is constituted, and what the procedure is. It could have been discussed within the Board. Why did they have to go through all of this exercise and cause public shame?,” he said. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The 12 teams have also refrained its members from issuing any statements which would further be detrimental to the already shaky situation the league is in until after the Board deliberates on the issue.“We still believe we are capable of being better as a group. We will do all we can not to allow this body to succumb to politicking and abandon basic human decency. We are still, after all, composed of people who uphold values and principles that made this league great through the years,” the statement said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA Board of Governors and PBA officials. PBA IMAGESThe PBA Board of Governors is looking to resolve the issues surrounding PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa and other league matters in the upcoming annual planning on November 14 in Los Angeles.“With the best interest of the league in mind, we have come to an agreement to reach out to the other members of the Board to resolve this impasse as a collegial body, not as individuals, to maintain the integrity of the PBA  and protect the interest of fans nationwide,” said the minority group composed of San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia in a joint statement released on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate PLAY LIST 02:16Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon00:50Trending 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

Cariño named Perpetual Help volleyball director, women’s coach

first_imgPH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending 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 Blatche hints at return 10 days before World Cup qualifiers begin LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next MOST READ “I resigned to assume a bigger role, which is to handle not only the women’s volleyball team but Perpetual Help’s volleyball program as a whole,” said Cariño, who succeeded Sammy Acaylar as coach.Acaylar, who was promoted to athletic director last year, also kept his head coaching position with the men’s team.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“Perpetual Help already has a strong volleyball program and I’m here to just continue it and hopefully make some improvements,” said CariñoAcaylar has high praise for Cariño , whom he described as his ‘protégé. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Macky Cariño has been named executive volleyball director and women’s coach of University of Perpetual Help.Cariño, who resigned as coach of College of St. Benilde’s women’s volleyball team, which he guided to a championship in the NCAA two seasons ago, will now be in charge of Perpetual Help’s volleyball program.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “Everybody knows he (Cariño ) is my protégé and I’m confident he can do the job well, maybe even better,” said Acaylar, who is a multi-titled mentor.Arnold Laniog will call the shots for the Lady Blazers on an interim basis.The NCAA volleyball season begins on Jan. 4 next year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

Irving, Brown lead Celtics to OT win over Wizards

first_img“Every game for us is a learning experience, and it’s almost like a ‘must-win,” Irving said after his second game back from a thigh injury. “Just based on the amount of expectations and what we put on ourselves and one another on a game-to-game basis.”Jaylen Brown added five of his 18 points in overtime for Boston. The Celtics have won five of six, and remained a game ahead of Toronto in the race for the East’s top playoff seed after the Raptors’ win over New York earlier Thursday. The Raptors beat the Celtics 111-91 in Toronto on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOtto Porter had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, and Bradley Beal had 18 points and matched his career high with nine assists.But as John Wall remains sidelined following knee surgery, the Wizards committed 22 turnovers and shot just 2 for 12 in the overtime period, dropping their second straight game after winning five straight. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH That was part of 10 straight points for Irving before finding Brown for a layup that made it 105-103 with 2:32 left in overtime.Brown stretched the lead to five when he hit a contested baseline 3-pointer less than a minute later, and the Wizards missed their last five shots.TIP-INSCeltics: Signed and activated free agent C Greg Monroe, but did not make a trade at the NBA trade deadline. … Coach Brad Stevens wasn’t surprised. “It was probably the least amount of time that I was paying attention to it or on the phone over these days in five years,” he said. … Monroe was one of three Celtics players to receive a technical foul in separate incidents, along with F Marcus Morris and G Terry RozierWizards: Traded G/F Sheldon Mac to the Atlanta Hawks for a 2019 second-round pick in a move coach Scott Brooks said gave Washington the flexibility to sign one or two players. “We’re definitely looking,” Brooks said. … Mac (torn Achilles), who was then waived by Atlanta, has not played this season. … F Kelly Oubre received a technical foul in the fourth quarter.NOT TAKING THE BAITAlthough the Wizards won their first five games after losing G John Wall to knee surgery, Brooks denied the notion his absence has been a positive.“He knows how I feel about him,” Brooks said. “He knows how the organization, his teammates feel about him. And for anyone to think that we’re not better with John, that’s for clickbait.”ALMOST LOUISIANA’S MONROEAfter reaching a buyout agreement with Phoenix, Louisiana native Monroe said he also considered signing with the New Orleans Pelicans after they lost C DeMarcus Cousins to a torn Achilles in January. “They obviously had a need there at my position,” Monroe said. “It’s home for me. So it was definitely a tough decision. But it was hard to resist here.”UP NEXTCeltics: Play Indiana on Friday night in the first of three at home.Wizards: Begin a three-game road stint Saturday night at Chicago. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives around Washington Wizards forward Tomas Satoransky (31), from the Czech Republic, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON — Two days after Boston lost to the team chasing the Celtics atop the Eastern Conference standings, guard Kyrie Irving wasn’t about to let his team suffer another defeat.Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the East lead with a 110-104 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Beal, who shot just 7 of 27 and took only one foul shot, suggested officiating played a role.“It’s crazy,” he said of his lack of free throws. “Because I feel like I’m being just as aggressive as everybody else out there. My teammates are doing the same. Sometimes we don’t get rewarded.”Meanwhile, Irving went 9 of 10 from the foul line. And after Boston allowed Washington to come back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, he tied it from the line with 9.8 seconds remaining in regulation on three made foul shots after luring Markieff Morris into a foul on a 3-point attempt.“Nowhere near a foul,” Morris said. “(The referee) was behind me. I don’t know how could see me swiping down on the ball and me hitting his arm. If I hit his arm, there’s no way he would get the shot up.”Said Irving: “I just don’t want to get into the whole ‘whether it was a foul or not.’ I don’t want to get fined.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

No tomorrow

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Jefferson scored 28 points in his first PBA game, which was against the Batang Pier. There were three locals in twin digits in that lopsided win for Compton, who went on to beat Blackwater, Mahindra and defending champion Rain or Shine before the drought struck.GlobalPort was a far different team then, with an ineffective reinforcement in Sean Williams and Terrence Romeo sitting out that game because of flu-like symptoms.Romeo has returned to his throne as the team’s leading local scorer. He and Stanley Pringle will be Compton’s main defensive concerns.Alaska’s local crew will be led by the likes of Calvin Abueva, Chris Banchero and Kevin Racal with Sonny Thoss and Dondon Hontiveros lending their veteran presence.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Unable to win for more than two months now, the Aces will come into the 6:30 p.m. knockout contest looking to duplicate a 107-79 ripping of the Batang Pier at the start of this conference last March 17, a win that touched off a four-game winning streak that justified Alaska’s tag as one of the teams to beat here.Armed with one of the best imports in the conference in Corey Jefferson and a local crew other teams drool over, the Aces are now down to their last shot to make the playoffs and arrange a quarterfinal duel with No. 1 Barangay Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“[This is our] last chance. No excuses,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said after preparing his charges against a GlobalPort crew that, unlike the Aces, enjoyed some measure of success late in the elimination round to be in this knockout tussle.“It’s time for our best,” Compton said. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games A pretournament favorite practically every time, Alaska has been the perfect definition of what heart-rending is.The losers of their last seven games, the Aces try to look for a little ray of sunshine on Sunday night when they slug it out with GlobalPort for the right to play on—even for just one more game—in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Dominant Baniqued nears IronKids sweep, Borlain makes triumphant return GlobalPort went 2-2 in closing out the classification phase, undergoing a massive overhaul at around that time by acquiring several blue-chip locals and a new import in Justin Harper.The winner of this match will advance against the Gin Kings and would need to defeat Ginebra two straight times to make it to the Final Four.Return of Gregzilla?Incidentally, Ginebra coach Tim Cone, minutes after booking top seeding, said that cornerstone Greg Slaughter could make a return to active duty later in the playoffs, with the 7-foot center now attending practice.“There’s a chance,” Cone told the Inquirer. “It may be 20-80 at this time, but there’s a chance. He’s getting himself back into game shape.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Grand Slam champ

first_imgRobredo: 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 Basketball legend Russell once told PH great Campos to just shoot the ball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heading into the French Open, many figured the women’s draw was wide open, because of the absences of Williams’ sister, Serena (who is pregnant), and Maria Sharapova (who was denied a wild-card entry that she needed as she comes off a drug suspension).How right those folks were.This was Muguruza’s first attempt at defending a Grand Slam championship, and she ran into a determined Mladenovic, who was backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen who chanted her nickname, Kiki, throughout the match. Mladenovic often played to the fans, waving her arms to ask for more noise.“I’m playing at home. Obviously they are excited. The atmosphere was just, yeah, amazing,” Mladenovic said.When Muguruza’s complaints about the crowd were relayed to Mladenovic, she said she thought it was just as tough on her, because she had to deal with the burden of thousands counting on her to win.“I don’t think that they crossed the line,” Mladenovic said. “Honestly, no, I don’t think it was unsportsmanship or unfair or anything.”The last woman representing France to win the country’s Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000. The 24-year-old Mladenovic never had been past the third round at her home major — and has never made it beyond the quarterfinals at any other.But she managed to pull off the biggest victory of her career despite 16 double-faults, seven in each of the last two sets on a windy day with the temperature in the 60s (teens Celsius).“Everything wasn’t perfect. There were a few concerns,” Mladenovic said, before joking: “I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything’s OK!”Muguruza, who was seeded No. 4 in Paris, beat Serena Williams in the French Open final last year. She also was the runner-up to the American at Wimbledon in 2015. “She had so many answers today,” said Williams, who also lost to Bacsinszky in the fourth round a year ago.Kuznetsova, who won the 2009 French Open and 2004 U.S. Open, was ousted by two-time major runner-up Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, while 2011 U.S. Open champion Stosur was eliminated by 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.Mladenovic will face Bacsinszky next, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. In addition, all eight women who play in the fourth round Monday are seeking a first major title, so it will be the first French Open since 1977 — and first major tournament anywhere since the 1979 Australian Open — without a past Slam champion among the quarterfinalists.Asked for her thoughts on the way things worked out, Williams replied: “I have no idea. It’s all behind me now, so whatever happens in this tournament is not necessarily my concern anymore.”In men’s action, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic both won in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals in Paris for the 11th time, equaling Roger Federer’s record for the professional era. Next up: Nadal vs. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta, and Djokovic vs. No. 6 Dominic Thiem, with the winners facing off in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ “The crowd was really tough today,” Muguruza said at a news conference that was halted at one point so she could compose herself after getting choked up.“Sometimes,” she added, “(fans) should be a little bit more respectful.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAll four of the day’s fourth-round matches pitted one woman who has won at least one major trophy (Muguruza, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur) against a woman who has not. And each time, the less-accomplished player won. Add it all up, and it means that there will be a first-time major title winner at the end of the tournament.About an hour after Muguruza’s exit, seven-time major champion Williams lost to 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at Court Philippe Chatrier. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV But the Spaniard has been repeatedly answering questions recently about whether expectations are different now that she is a major champion and whether that sort of pressure might affect her on court.“I obviously was a little bit nervous,” Muguruza said. “Through the match, I was getting more and more.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champion Spain’s Garbine Muguruza reacts as she plays France’s Kristina Mladenovic during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. Mladenovic won 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PARIS — Garbine Muguruza did not take kindly to the way spectators pulled for her opponent — her French opponent, mind you — at the French Open.So after her title defense ended with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 loss to 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic at a packed and rowdy Court Suzanne Lenglen on a surprise-filled Sunday that left zero past Grand Slam champions in the women’s field, Muguruza walked toward the locker room while wagging a finger toward the stands, as if to say, “Tsk, tsk!”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more

PH team asks injured Dolor to stay in camp

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Fellow Far Eastern University spiker Peter Quiel will occupy Dolor’s spot in the roster that will see action in the Southeast Asian Games on Aug. 19 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur.Team head coach Sammy Acaylar said Dolor’s injury gave the team an even stronger bond in Suwon City as they try to give the Philippines a medal in the SEA Games.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 starsDolor was discharged from Soo Hospital last Friday and was set to leave for Manila the same evening before the team asked him to stay. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Greg Dolor, who broke his finger while training in Korea with the Philippine national team, will stay with the squad until it finishes training camp early next month.The decision was made by the entire national team members led by team captain Johnvic De Guzman, who said in Filipino: “We came here as one team, we leave here as one team.”ADVERTISEMENT Frustrated Alaska ‘has to keep fighting,’ says Compton Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

WC: This is the best combination, says Srikkanth

first_imgChairman of the selection committee Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Monday said India has a good chance to win the Cricket World Cup 2011, calling it ‘a balance team’. “Every team needs some players who can win games single-handedly. India have three or four such players,” Srikkanth said, adding England and South Africa are the other good teams, who can also emerge winners.”I believe they (India) have it in them to win the Cup. This is the best combination,” the chief selector said, parrying questions about individual players not making it to the World Cup squad in Chennai earlier on Monday and urging fans to be optimistic and positive.”(We) can’t talk about individual players,” Srikkanth told Headlines Today, on being asked about the controversial selection of offspinner R. Ashwin and legspinner Piyush Chawla, while leaving out middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma. Chawla was the biggest surprise pick, considering the fact that he hasn’t played any one-dayers for India since the Asia Cup in July 2008. In the squad announced in Chennai, most of the other names in the squad were along expected lines. “Every option or selection will be debated, but I’m not allowed to divulge the selection process,” he said. On being asked why there was no reserve keeper, he cited India’s 1983 WC and 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket campaigns, “Look, ifs and buts don’t matter much. We don’t go into the mechanics of what would have happened if (Syed) Kirmani and Sadanand Viswanath would have got injured.”On a pointed question about Sachin Tendulkar, whose sixth Cup campaign has launched a billion hopes, he said, “He (Sachin) deserves it (the Cup). Who knows it can happen this time.”advertisementSrikkanth was all praise for captain M.S. Dhoni, who he said, ‘doesn’t force situations on his team, rather he lets things happen’.  What others sayWhile former captain Kapil Dev believes this is a good team, which he would like to support, he wondered how Dhoni was confident he would not get injured. “There should be a second wicket-keeper,” he told Headlines Today. On Chawla’s selection, Kapil said, “At this stage, we shouldn’t bring him down.””Though I don’t totally agree with him, I support Srikkanth,” said Kapil Dev. Former captain Sourav Ganguly came in full support of Sreesanth, who has been left out, saying, “He is a wicket-taking bowler and has been outstanding of late.”The former captains believed Dhoni’s men can win the World Cup, injury woes notwithstanding. While Ganguly chose Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and India as his favourites, Kapil went for Sri Lanka, South Africa, England and India.Former cricketer Nikhil Chopra said, “There are a lot of guys, like we had in 1983 WC, who can both bat and bowl.”Fans speakMeanwhile, surfers on www.indiatodayin and headlinestoday.in reactedly angrily at Rohit Sharma having been left out. “Why is Rohit Sharma not in the team instead of Piyush Chawla?” asked Abhilash Kumar.”The selectors have made a blunder by not selecting Rohit Sharma. He is a class act and can destroy any kind of bowling attack on sub-continental pitches,” wrote Jawwad Shamsher.Kaushik wrote, “The third spinner was not at all required. Instead of that, they should have taken Rohit Sharma as an all-rounder as one-days are won by batmen when it comes to wickets on the sub-continent.”last_img read more