Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series PLAY LIST 05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series00:50Trending Articles03:02From UAAP to PBA, Austria and Racela renew coaching battle in finals02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue ONE: Honorio Banario confident ahead of Shinya Aoki showdown Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT’s RR Pogoy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT Governors’ Cup import KJ McDaniels. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT new recruit Almond Vosotros. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKJ McDaniels throws it down. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRR Pogoy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSamboy De Leon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKJ McDaniels and TNT are pumped up. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo and import Dez Wells. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel import Dez Wells makes his way to the hoop. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDez Wells impresses in second game with Beermen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Ross goes for a block. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReinforcement Lester Prosper. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDez Wells. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Zamar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVon Pessumal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLester Prosper. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel head coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDez Wells. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Best photos from the last day of the group stages of the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 at Tap Seac Sports Pavilion in Macau.San Miguel remained the lone team in contention in the invitational that featuring best ball clubs from East Asia as both TNT and Blackwater bowed out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40 Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Alaska is currently at the bottom of the 12-team standings and with only seven games left in the elimination round to turn things around, head coach Jeffrey Cariaso knows his team has little to no room for error if it is to make the playoffs.“We have to understand that if we’re going to try and make a run this conference, we have to really step on the gas,” said Cariaso, who took over the coaching job before the start of the third conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“Now we have to get six games out, so it’s going to be six out of seven correct? I mean it’s still possible and I believe we can do it.”Alaska, though, doesn’t have the luxury of a fully cohesive team yet with import Franko House only getting his first run with the Aces against Meralco. This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ PetroGazz recovers, clips PacificTown-Army House’s unfamiliarity with his teammates proved detrimental for him as he went 3-of-13 from the field for eight points but he did grab 11 rebounds and dished out six assists.“It’s really just coming together a little bit more,” said Cariaso.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Alaska Aces head coach Jeffrey Cariaso. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—It’s now or never for Alaska it opened the PBA Governors’ Cup with a disastrous four-game slide.The Aces suffered their latest loss Saturday after a 101-75 beatdown at the hands of the Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:16Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ PacificTown-Army fell to joint fourth place with idle Air Force at 6-7. Both teams still have a mathematical chance of making the Final Four.But they will have to win all three remaining games and pray PetroGazz and Motolite drop all theirs.In San Juan, F2 Logistics had no reason to use main weapon Kalei Mau against struggling Sta. Lucia but it did just the same to score a 25-22, 25-15, 25-15, drubbing in the Philippine Superliga Invitationals at FilOil Flying V Centre.Already in the semifinals no matter the outcome, the Cargo Movers chose to employ Mau, who saw action for the first time since hurting her calf before the conference started.The Cargo Movers notched their fifth win in six games and effectively ousted Sta. Lucia, which fell to 1-5. Mau, Kim Kiana Dy and Ara Galang all accounted for 10 points each for F2.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Banko Perlas assured itself of a semifinals seat after turning back PacificTown-Army, even as Creamline kept its record unblemished Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at University of St. La Salle Gym in Bacolod City.Creamline, even with Alyssa Valdez sitting it out, scored win No. 13 after repeating over PetroGazz, 25-21, 26-25, 19-25, 25-18, later in the evening to solidify its hold on top spot.ADVERTISEMENT Already in the semis since last week, the Cool Smashers dropped only their third set this conference but came out even stronger in the fourth to deal the Angels’ their fourth loss in 14 games.PetroGazz still has three chances to score the all-important 10th victory and make the next round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSue Roces led the veterans of the Perlas Spikers in downing the Lady Troopers, 25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 15-9.Dzi Gervacio banged in 18 points, while Nicole Tiamzon added 17 for BanKo Perlas, which upped its record to 10-5 and go beyond the reach of those in the lower fold. This jewelry designer is also an architect Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Busmen wrap up title early DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Let’s come together sans politics, sans sports politics and let’s support the Southeast Asian games because this is the time for the Filipino and the Philippines to shine,” the congressman said in a speech.Cayetano is chairperson of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation Inc., the organizing committee of the SEA Games, while Go is the head of the Senate sports panel. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceHouse Committee on Youth and Sports Development chairman and Valenzuela 2nd District Rep. Eric Martinez and other congressmen likewise joined the inspection trip.Speaker Alan Cayetano and Sen. Bong Go lead the inspection of the state-of-the-art New Clark City sports hub ahed of the 30th Southeast Asian Games next month. Pathricia Roxas/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Daphne Galvez/INQUIRER.netThe sports hub, developed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) starting March 2018, boasts of a 20,000-seat athletics stadium, a 2,000-seat aquatic center with an Olympic-size pool, and a seven-building athlete’s village which will house the SEA Games athletes, officials and volunteers. This jewelry designer is also an architect Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH 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 crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? The opening ceremony is scheduled at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan while the closing rites will be at the New Clark City, about 120 kilometers away from Manila. BCDA chief Vivencio Dizon said that after the SEA Games, the facilities would be tapped for the future Philippine High School for Sports, other schools and government agencies. /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES As NBA-China tweet rift continues, LeBron James enters spotlight Becoming his own man MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The world-class aquatics center at the New Clark City Sports complex in Capas, Tarlac which will be used for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November. Pathricia Roxas/INQUIRER.netThe world-class aquatics center at the New Clark City Sports complex in Capas, Tarlac which will be used for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November. Pathricia Roxas/INQUIRER.netPathricia Roxas/INQUIRER.net The said facilities form part of the 200-hectare National Government Administrative Center, a flagship project of the Duterte administration.The athletic stadium’s design is inspired by Mount Pinatubo’s crater, Sierra Madre’s contours and details and Pampanga’s famed “parols”or Christmas lanterns.The aquatics center, meanwhile, drew inspiration from the woven fish nets of local fishermen, as well as Capiz shells.The SEA Games will run from Nov 30. to Dec. 11, 2019.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Inspection of the New Clark City Sports complex in Capas, Tarlac for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games in November. Pathricia Roxas/INQUIRER.netCAPAS, TARLAC, Philippines — Speaker Alan Cayetano and Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go led the inspection here of the P13-billion New Clark City sports complex, one of the key venues of the biennial 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in November.In a speech, the Taguig-Pateros representative vowed to support the budget for sports development and called on the public to unite in supporting Filipino athletes competing in the SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Rice industry paralysis Improved 2nd half display not enough as Azkals bow to Syria anew MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue San Miguel Beer will stick it out with John Holland when the Beermen clash with TNT for the last twice-to-beat privilege in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.This is the latest development—or lack of it—in the San Miguel camp after a fight broke out among original import Dez Wells, Fil-American center Kelly Nabong, and Arwind Santos and Ronald Tubid.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES The PBA has yet to sanction those players for what happened, with PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, after talking to San Miguel sports director Alfrancis Chua, awaiting the penalties that San Miguel will impose on its players before the league makes a move.The winner of the 7 p.m. match at Ynares Center in Antipolo will advance as the No. 4 seed and will play the loser in the first round of the playoffs, needing to win just once to advance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceIn the 4:30 p.m. game, Alaska guns for the eighth and last quarterfinal spot when it battles NLEX.The road Warriors have nothing riding in this game as they would end up with the franchise’s No. 1 seeding no matter the result. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ NLEX will also have the eighth seeded team as its quarterfinal foe.Wells has been sitting it out for a number of games now reportedly because of an injury. The scuffle happened Sunday at The Upper Deck gym during practice.Holland was unimpressive in his first game, which resulted in a 91-85 loss to ousted Rain or Shine last week.ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann edged past Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi to advance into the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open here.The unseeded Indo-German duo on Friday defeated Lindstedt and Qureshi 1-6, 7-6, 10-4 in a super tie-break to face Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Finland’s Henri Kontinen in the summit clash.Paes and Begemann started the proceedings on a bad note as the duo were broken twice to surrender the first set 1-6. (Also read: Paes-Begemann in semis of Winston-Salem open)In the second set, Paes-Begemann bounced back and held their serve before clinching the tie-breaker.In the super tie-break, Paes used his experience to convert the mini-breaks effectively to close the match.
Leicester City enjoyed the easiest possible introduction to Champions League football as two Riyad Mahrez goals helped them to brush off the limited Group G challenge of Club Bruges 3-0 at the Jan Breydel stadium on Wednesday. (Ronaldo, Morata help Real Madrid earn comeback win vs Sporting Lisbon)The win was Leicester’s first in any European competition in 55 years and last season’s surprise Premier League champions could not have wished for a better start, taking the lead when Marc Albrighton seized on a misplaced header from a long throw to score in the fifth minute.The goal secured his position in the club’s history as their first-ever scorer in the competition, and their first in Europe since 2000.”It was some feeling, something I never thought I’d achieve,” said Albrighton, who has won a Premier League medal, played against Barcelona and now scored in the Champions League since being released by Aston Villa two years ago.”There is no reason why we can’t win this competition,” he added. “People said we couldn’t win the Premier League but just to be this far is fantastic.”The game was effectively settled as a contest on 29 minutes when Mahrez curled a superb free kick into the net after veteran defender Timmy Simons had hauled down Jamie Vardy on the edge of the area. (Aguero hat-trick helps Manchester City trounce Moenchengladbach)With such a comfortable lead, Leicester began to savour the novel experience of playing top-level European football and could have added a third before the interval when Danny Drinkwater rocked back on his heels and produced a stinging volley from outside the area.advertisementThe only sour note for Leicester was a booking for 29-million-pound ($38.38-million) record signing Islam Slimani for a push on the back of Bjorn Engels, which led to the defender falling awkwardly and injuring his shoulder.Mahrez completed the rout from the penalty spot on 61 minutes after Vardy gave the defence the slip and was upended by keeper Ludovic Butelle.Leicester enjoyed such dominance that manager Claudio Ranieri substituted both strikers with 20 minutes remaining. The Italian said he was delighted with the performance, particularly on the back of last Saturday’s 4-1 demolition by Liverpool.”It was an important win after that Liverpool defeat,” said Ranieri who has taken his teams out of the group stages in four of his five previous Champions League campaigns.
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is likely to return from a fractured hand in Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Bournemouth, manager Claudio Ranieri has said.The Denmark international, who played all 38 of Leicester’s league games as the 5,000-1 outsiders won the title last season, picked up the injury against Copenhagen in the Champions League in November. (Also read: Champions League: Porto crush Leicester City to ease into last 16)Schmeichel’s fitness would be assessed before Saturday’s against Manchester City but it maybe too early for the 30-year-old.”Kasper is getting better and maybe he is ready for Bournemouth,” Ranieri told the club website (www.lcfc.com).”I think Saturday (against Manchester City) is too soon but let me speak to him on Friday. For me the possibility is no, but Kasper is a fighter. He could be (ready).”While midfielder Danny Drinkwater will return on Tuesday from a three-game ban, Ranieri confirmed Nampalys Mendy will not start against Manchester City after the midfielder, on his return from an ankle injury, played the whole 90 minutes of Leicester’s 5-0 loss to Porto on Wednesday.”Of course, now he’s made just a week or 10 days with us. I wanted to give to him just 60 minutes…I couldn’t change any more and he played all the match. So, he needs to recover…He’s available, but not to play from the beginning,” he said.Leicester are 16th with 13 points, two away from the relegation zone.
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Tottenham have everything to play for when they host Inter at Wembley on Wednesday to contest their penultimate Champions League group stage fixture, as only a win will keep their hopes of progressing to the last 16 stage alive.Barcelona are the only team from Group B (and the current group stage) to have cemented their spot in the knockout phases, and Spurs must win against the Italians to maintain a slim chance of qualification.A point for Inter, who sit three points above the Lilywhites in the table, will send the Italian side through. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Tottenham vs Inter Date Wednesday, November 28 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream TNT USA / Univision Deportes En Vivo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Whiteman Defenders Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Walker-Peters, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Dier, Sissoko, Wanyama, N’Koudou, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Amos, Skipp Forwards Kane, Llorente, Son Mousa Dembele (ankle injury) and Davinson Sanchez (hamstring) have both been ruled out of the fixture, while the likes of Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier (both groin) are doubts.Pochettino confirmed in his pre-match press conference that defender Jan Vertonghen has recovered in time for the clash and has been included in the starting XI, despite not featuring for two months.Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son both drop out, however, with Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura coming in.Potential Tottenham XI: Lloris; Aurier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Winks, Sissoko; Lamela, Dele, Lucas; Kane. Position Inter players Goalkeepers Handanovic, Padelli, Berni Defenders Vrsaljko, De Vrij, Ranocchia, Miranda, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio Midfielders Asamoah, Vecino, B. Valero, Perisic, Brozovic, Candreva, Nainggolan Forwards Icardi, L. Martinez, Balde, Politano Defender Simi Vrsaljko missed the trip to north London having failed to recover from a bicep injury, while star forward Mauro Icardi has also been given the green light to start.Potential Inter XI: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah; Vecino, Brozovic; Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic; Icardi.Betting & Match Odds Tottenham are priced at odds of winning 3/4 according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 3/1. A win for Inter is priced at 19/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Star striker Harry Kane kept the North London side fighting for a chance of progression when he scored a dramatic double against PSV in their most recent European outing.It’s all or nothing when Tottenham face Inter on Wednesday, however, and they must win in order to retain hopes of qualification. In the event that they manage a win, they will then need to better Inter’s result against PSV when they face Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the final group game.The Lilywhites opened their Champions League in catastrophic fashion, stunned 2-1 away at the San Siro in their opening game and then falling to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Barcelona on home turf.They will, however, have momentum heading into the fixture following their brilliant 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League.A point for Inter will be enough to see them through to the last 16, and they will join Barcelona in progressing as group winners.The Catalan side are the only team to have secured their round of 16 status heading into matchday five, though their position has not yet been confirmed – currently sit top of the table with 10 points. Barcelona will secure first place if they manage to win their final game against Tottenham.Young Argentine prospect Juan Foyth will not be included in Tottenham’s Champions League squad as the club had already exceeded their limit of foreign players on the books, something that Pochettino has lamented about.”I’m so disappointed from the beginning,” the Spurs coach told reporters.”It’s a mistake we made that at this level of football we cannot repeat again. For different reasons we need to find a solution.
Real Madrid needed a late goal by Marcelo to make up for Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed penalty and secure a 2-1 win over Valencia that kept it on track for the Spanish league title on Saturday.The victory left Madrid three points ahead of Barcelona before the defending champions visit Espanyol later. Madrid also has a game in hand and can ensure its first Liga crown in five years if it wins all its four remaining matches.Madrid hosts crosstown rival Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Atletico visits Las Palmas also on Saturday.Ronaldo put Madrid ahead in the 27th minute when Valencia’s markers lost track of the Portugal forward, leaving him alone to nod in Dani Carvajal’s cross.Ronaldo had an excellent chance to add to his 20 league goals this season in the 57th after a questionable penalty when Luka Modric fell after contact with Dani Parejo.But Valencia’s penalty-stopping expert Diego Alves smothered his strike, taking his tally to six saved spot kicks on the season and 26 saves in 53 penalties since playing in the Spanish league. Three of those saves have come against Ronaldo.Parejo leveled in the 82nd by expertly bending a free kick up and over the wall. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas got a hand to the strike but couldn’t keep it out.Facing a damaging blow to its title hopes, Madrid right back Marcelo cut inside to open an angle around two defenders before curling the ball home.Ronaldo gave Madrid’s supporters a late scare when he stumbled over a Valencia player and slammed his right side into the goalframe. After a brief moment receiving attention from the medical staff, Ronaldo returned to finish the match.advertisementKarim Benzema sent a shot off the post for Madrid early in the second half, while Valencia’s Santi Mina hit the woodwork two minutes into the match.
Mumbai Indians’ off spinner Harbhajan Singh complained of air quality in Delhi after helping his team beat Delhi Daredevils by 146 runs, highest ever winning margin in IPL, at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.Harbhajan picked the scalps of Karun Nair, Pat Cummins and Mohammed Shami while the rest of the bowlers also pitched in to induce another batting collapse of the Daredevils.Even as the Mumbai Indians bowled Delhi out for their lowest ever total (66), the Indian spinner took to Twitter after noon to complain of smog issues in the capital last night.He said that “the conditions were not very conducive for a match yesterday” and with players and audiences finding it difficult to breathe, “measure should be taken to reduce it in the future.”The conditions were not very conducive for a match yesterday. A large amount of smog made it really difficult for the players (1/2)- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 7, 2017as well as the audience to breathe. This should not be neglected and measures should be taken to reduce it in the future. (2/2)- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 7, 2017Just last year, Delhi was plagued with smog-related problems after Diwali which led to widespread concerns about pollution in the city.On November 5, 2016, the smog went on to affect two Ranji Trophy matches, Bengal vs Gujarat at Feroz Shah Kotla and Tripura vs Hyderabad at Karnail Singh Stadium, leading to their cancellation.The conditions were so bad that the players found it difficult to breathe and their eyes were burning, due to which not a single ball could be played.advertisementThe Delhi smog is also looming over U-17 World Cup as no matches post-Diwali have been scheduled in Delhi anticipating the unplayable air.
Mumbai, Jun 22 (PTI) Leading Indian women paddlers, Madhurika Patkar and Monika Batra, believe that the Ultimate Table Tennis league, whose inaugural edition is to be held next month, will help the sport grow and benefit players. “UTT will benefit the sport in India. I will be staying with other foreign players (during the tournament). When we stay together, we benefit in terms of confidence mentally, among other things,” former national champion Madhurika told PTI today. Madhurika, currently ranked number 3 in India who will be representing Dabang Smashers in the League, said she was not specifically preparing for UTT but was focusing on next years Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. “Honestly speaking we dont prepare for a particular tournament at this point. We as a (national) team are preparing for the next years Commonwealth Games in Australia”. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Anthony Amalraj are Madhurikas Indian teammates in the UTT and all of them are playing currently in the Central Zone TT in Indore. Madhurika pointed out that the emergence of leagues in India has benefited that particular sport, be it the Indian Premier League for cricket or the Indian Super League for Football, through its live telecast. “Likewise, UTT will benefit table tennis. Star Sports will broadcast the league and that will also help the sport to reach the masses,” she said. Some men table tennis players have said recently that the league could have been held over two months instead of from July 13 to 30 in three cities – Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Reacting to their views, Madhurika said,”Presently, the league is for one month. We can take two leagues in one year”. Echoing similar views Monika Batra, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, noted that the UTT was a great opportunity for all young players to play with and against good ranked players. “This league will help a lot of players in India and table tennis will also be benefited. It is a good opportunity for players,” said Monika, who will play for Oilmax Stag Yoddhas, in the league. The India junior no. 1 said she was excited to play with higher-ranked foreign players. “It (UTT) is a good preparation for next years Commonwealth Games. When we play with these foreign players, we will get to know each other and how they play and it will help us.” PTI NRB SSR NSK BASadvertisement
It’s been a couple of years since India created history winning their first Test series in Sri Lanka in 22 years. It was Kohli’s first as full-time captain and Ravi Shastri was the coach. The same combination will join forces again as India prepare for an all too familiar tour of Sri Lanka. A lot has transpired in between and the Indian dressing room has been in the middle of it all.Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane acting on BCCI’s advice can’t reflect on any of these tumultuous in-between times where the team has delivered but unusually two high-profile coaches have lost their jobs only to see the first coach return.Rahane has continued to grow from strength-to-strength but is still searching for a permanent place in the one-day format. Fresh from man of the series winning performance in West Indies, Rahane opens up about his efforts to become an all format batsmen and the challenges that lie ahead. Excerpts:Q. You are fresh from a Man of the series winning performance in West Indies. This series may have gone unnoticed for many but you would value this performance. You have been trying to give wheels to your one day career.A. This series was important for my one-day career. I was looking forward to doing well and hungry. I was not taking extra pressure but wanted to enjoy and do well. I thought I was batting well in the nets in Champions Trophy also. So I went to West Indies and had a couple of practice sessions; the mindset was good. I had kept my mind blank and wanted to give my best.advertisementWATCH FULL INTERVIEWQ. You are an established Test player but have had to wait in the sidelines in big one-day tournaments. How difficult has that been?A. All this while I have looked for improvement. In batting, fitness or fielding. During practice I had a couple of good sessions with batting coach Sanjay Bangar on what should I do for this format. In West Indies the wickets were different from England. The challenge was to adopt mentally. It was one of the best tours for me and I like to keep this consistency going.Q. So what do you make of your one day cricket? Is it more of a mental switch needed?A. It is a mental switch. Whether it is Tests or ODIs, if you adopt quickly, can adopt anywhere in the world. It’s about getting used to the conditions. I wanted to take time in West Indies as the wickets were slow and damp. Once you get in it gets easier. I wanted to give myself time and build on starts.Q. You have batted with freedom in IPL at the top of the order. Do you think there is a case to try and take that attitude in your one day game?A. Yes. I am naturally an attacking and instinctive player. But on times one has to adopt and grind. In England we had good wickets. In West Inides, you had tennis ball bounce and it was slower. One has to take time and grab opportunities. In West Indies I remember the first match in Trinidad gave me confidence to score quickly in the second where I was batting with compete freedom. I knew the wickets better. It is a mental switch one needs to make.Q. What’s been Virat’s advice to you as the captain with regards to your one day game?A. Virat told me in West Indies to back myself and not to take pressure. He told me you are the best and know how to handle the situation. When the captain asks you to bat with freedom and says I am backing you and the team is with you, what more do you want.Q. We have noticed during the West Indies series, there were many occasions Virat would consult with MS Dhoni. They are now the senior pros in the side and in WIndies they had extra responsibility as well.A. It’s great to have MS Dhoni around. We are all lucky to have him. It becomes easier for Virat with him around. Many times Virat went and asked him opinions and he comes up with great ideas. It’s good to see both of them working together.Q. India next plays Test series against Sri Lanka. People may have forgotten but the last Test that India played, Ajinkya Rahane was the captain. Good memories?A. That was a great moment to win the Dharmashala Test as captain of India against Australia. It was a dream come true. Unfortunately Virat wasn’t playing. We went on to win. I will always cherish that. It gave me more confidence as a batsmen, captain and human being.advertisementQ. India would not take anything less than 3-0 against Sri Lanka?A. We want to win every series and every match. But look we don’t want to take Sri Lanka lightly. They are a good side. The last time we had a series there, we made a great comeback. We have the experience now but we will have to start from scratch and build from the start. One has to respect the opposition and it’s all about how we play to potential and strength.Q. With four years in international cricket, you have reached a phase where you have played all around the world. Do you see yourself as a more confident cricketer?A. Yes, I am a more confident player now with greater self belief. At the highest level, how strong you are mentally that matters. But I always stick to the process, I am confident but not overconfident.Q. India won a long home Test season. Stiffer challenges await the team now..A. Yes last season gave us a lot of confidence. 13 Tests and particularly the fast bowlers performance was too good to see. We will have Sri Lanka next, South Africa, England later, a lot of challenges away from home. But that’s the beauty of this game. That’s where you want to do well.
Google last year garnered praises for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone and this year the company is set to launch its successors, allegedly called Pixel 2 and XL 2.While the phones have already been through several scans, leaks and rumours giving us a peek into its expected specs, now a fresh revelation by casemaker Olixar gives a more detailed view of the design of the phones. Olixar is known for giving out looks of flagship smartphones through its cases. It has revealed looks for phones like iPhone 7, Galaxy Note 8 and similar high-end phones in past.The case shown off by Olixar is probably the first ever colourful look of the Google phones. The cases are listed on smartphone accessory website MobileFun and are seen in colours like Blue, Black, Purple and even a transparent case.Also Read: Google Pixel 2, XL 2 and 3 to come with Snapdragon 835 processorThe Olixar cases confirms that Google will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack this time in its upcoming flagship. Further, the case shows cut outs for dual cameras thus, confirming that the phones would come with dual rear cameras. The phone models seen on site have thin bezels compared to Pixel and XL. There are talks that the upcoming Google phones could be manufactured by LG and are codenamed as Walleye and Taimen. To recall, Google’s last year phones were made by HTC.Reportedly, the Pixel 2 is expected to feature a 4.97-inch fullHD display and pack in 64 GB of memory. There are speculations that phone could be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor – the Snapdragon 835 paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB memory. There could also be an addition of stereo speakers instead of the 3.5mm headphone jack. It is expected that Google’s upcoming flagship phones would be water proof and sport a premium metallic look. A concept video of Pixel 2 also shows off thin bezels and a mono-tone rear panel.advertisementAlso Read: Google Pixel 2 concept video leak, shows thinner bezels, dual rear camerasTalking about the Pixel XL 2, this could be priced more than the Pixel 2 and will also be larger in size than its brethren. As per the rumours, the phone could feature 5.99-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440p . In terms of memory the Pixel XL 2 could come with 128GB of internal storage. The processor will most probably be the same as Pixel 2 with 6GB RAM.
from Nov 10 Bengaluru, Nov 4 (PTI) The Art of Living International Centre is hosting a two-day Global Leadership Forum here from November 10 where an array of leaders from politics, business and media will take part. The event is aimed at deliberating on developing leadership based on sustainability, human values, sports, politics and ethics. This is the second edition of the event, the first one took place in Delhi last year where 110 speakers and more than 4,000 delegates from 80 countries participated. The key-speakers of this years summit are GMR Group chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Pullela Gopichand, former prime minister of Republic of Slovenia Alojz Peterle, former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, MD and president of Siemens Gerd Hoefner, BEML MD Deepak Hota and scholar and activist Dr Vandana Shiva. In his pre-event message, Sri Sri Ravishankar said, “Thinking, discussing, arguing and disagreeing will all leadto something very good -if done with the right intention andpurpose for the right cause.” PTI GMS RA ROH MVV
Sushil Kumar got injured during his practice session on Friday just a few hours ahead of his team Delhi Sultan’s Pro Wrestling League (PWL) tie against Haryana Hammers.Sushil had not played Delhi’s first tie of the season against Mumbai Maharathi because he was blocked and Mumbai won 54-41, where Sakshi Malik played a starring role.Sushil was set to take the mat on Friday at the Siri Fort Sports Complex but injured his knee earlier on Friday and has been advised a two-day rest by the doctor.ALSO WATCHSushil will be replaced by Parveen, who won the bronze medal at the Senior National Championship 2017, for the Friday match in the 74 kg category.The two-time Olympic medallist was picked by Delhi Sultans for a massive 55 lakh, the highest-ever amount in the history of PWL.Sushil has recently been muddled by controversies relating to the scuffle between him and Parveen Rana.Rana lost to Sushil in the Commonwealth Games selection trails a few days ago and after that, news broke out that the supporters of both the wrestlers were involved in a massive brawl, where Rana was also manhandled and his brother suffered a head injury.A few days ago, Rana alleged that Sushil personally instigated his supporters.Rana also claimed he was threatened before the Nationals, and the walkover he gave to Sushil was because he was struggling with an injury.”During the Nationals I was threatened. I don’t know who was behind it but a few men came to me and threatened me. I gave the walkover because I was injured. I knew I had CWG trials a few days later and I wanted to focus on that,” Rana said.advertisementThe 25-year-old grappler acknowledged that such an unprecedented incident, involving two wrestlers and their supporters, had never occurred before in India.”I have fought against Narsingh, I have lost to him twice and I have won once. But no such thing happened. It’s a sport, the best person should win and be given a chance.”The two grapplers are set to clash on January 21 when Rana’s Veer Marathas take on Sushil’s Delhi Sultans in the PWL.”It’s not a do or die game for me as I have just started my career. I have many more bouts to play. I have just started, I want to win medals for the country,” Rana said.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had issued a notice to Sushil as a part of its investigation into the fracas that followed the selection trials.(With inputs from ANI)
Pictures of Maharashtra forest officials, Hyderabadi shooter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan and Chalisgaon MLA Unmesh Patil cheerfully posing alongside the “dangerous” leopard killed by them on Saturday night have earned them the ire of wildlife conservationists.After visuals surfaced of the dead cat being dumped in the rear of a vehicle, with the legs of the seat placed on it, topped by heavy bags, activists asked, “Is this how the attitude of a wildlife protection force supposed to be?” The female sub-adult cat is alleged to have mauled to death seven people in the last three-four months in Chalisgaon taluka near Nashik.Its last claimed victims were a boy and a 70-year-old woman. A shoot-at-sight order was issued by the chief wildlife warden, AK Mishra, in November last week.Mumbai-based activist, Dr Sarita Subramaniam, asked, “Why can’t a state like Maharashtra, which is rich in wildlife, have a trained team of veterinarians that can tranquilise a big cat in the wild. They could have rescued it and kept it in a rescue centre.” “Experts from nearby Tamil Nadu, Karnataka or Madhya Pradesh forest departments could have been called in to capture it alive. Why summon a shikari (hunter) like Nawab Shafath Ali Khan?” Sport hunter Khan, has been a controversial figure with his penchant for wild animals and guns. As per some reports, he had been arrested by police in 1991-92 for supplying weapons to Maoists along the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border.Dr Sarita wondered: “How could they allow taking selfies with the dead cat? Even as per the Wildlife Protection Act, (WPA) 1972, display of hunted animal trophies is banned.advertisementIt gives out a very wrong message, especially when a government forest department is involved.” The leopard is a Schedule-I animal as per the WPA, which serves highest protection to tigers and elephants. However, instances of human-animal conflict have been on the rise. In several incidents, leopards have been beaten to death without provocation.In February this year, a leopard was burnt to death by locals in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district. In another November-2016 case, videos of which went viral, a leopard was battered to death with sticks by irate vil-lagers when it strayed into Gurugram’s Sohna district. Maharashtra has lost 375 big cats since 2010, emerging among India’s top four states to record tiger and leopard deaths.It lost 291 leopards and 84 tigers between 2010 and 2017, with poachers killing 159, as per a Wildlife Protection Survey of India study. Activists also raised questions on how a wild animal is declared a “man-eater.” Dr Jerryl Avinash Banait, who filed several petitions in Bombay High Court to save Brahmapuri Tigress T27 cub 1, Kismat, before it was electrocuted, said, “A rogue wild animal cannot be called a maneater when humans have entered into its buffer zone.”Band, Baaja, Baraat: Best of images from Virat-Anushka wedding in Tuscany