UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU sweeps first round; NU comes in 2nd

first_imgMOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting UAAP volleyball: La Salle blanks FEU in finals rematch for back-to-back wins P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University achieved first round perfection after making quick work of De La Salle, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Bryan Bagunas led NU with 20 points while Angelo Alemndras put up 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem The Tamaraws stayed unscathed at 7-0 after the first round of action while the Green Spikers remained at sixth at 2-5.John Paul Bugaoan had 16 points to lead the Tamaraws while Jude Garcia added 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn the other match, defending champion National University manhandled Ateneo, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16, to get within striking distance of FEU.The Bulldogs are just half-a-game behind FEU with a 6-1 card at the second seed while the third-seeded Blue Eagles dropped to 4-3. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Conor McGregor under investigation for sex assault – report

first_imgIn this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Conor McGregor is escorted from the cage area after fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. AP FILENEW YORK, United States – Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is under investigation in his native Ireland on an accusation of sexual assault, the New York Times reported Tuesday.The report, in which the Times cited four unnamed sources, came a day after the trash-talking star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrote on Twitter that he had decided to retire from his career inside the octagon.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: PH boxing’s finest feted at Elorde Awards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor was later handed a six-month suspension for his role in a post-fight melee after the Nurmagomedov bout, a ban that would have left him eligible to fight again in early April.He was arrested in Miami earlier this month after allegedly smashing a phone outside a Florida nightclub.He was later charged with criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery after police said he had slapped the phone out of a fan’s hand and then stomped on it.McGregor was also arrested last year in New York after police said he attacked a charter bus carrying several rival martial arts fighters. Video footage of the altercation showed McGregor throwing a steel dolly through a window of the bus. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 View comments “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today,” McGregor wrote. “I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.”The New York Times noted that McGregor has not been charged with a crime and the fact that an investigation is continuing “does not imply that McGregor is guilty of a crime.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut the newspaper said he had been questioned by law enforcement authorities in January after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December.A spokesman for Ireland’s police service would not confirm to the newspaper that McGregor was a suspect in the alleged assault. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving The woman making the accusation said it occurred at the Beacon Hotel, where McGregor has been an occasional guest, according to the Times.McGregor and the UFC have not commented on the allegations. Karen J. Kessler, a publicist for McGregor based in New Jersey, issued a statement that said the Times report and McGregor’s retirement were not related.“This story has been circulating for some time and it is unclear why it is being reported now,” the statement said in part. “The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false.”The Dubliner, one of the most bankable stars in UFC, had previously vowed to retire in 2016 in a move that was widely seen as a negotiating gambit.The 30-year-old has not fought since being well beaten by rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of last year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Breadwinner Cherry Rondina buys home for family in Cebu

first_imgDavid Beckham watches as Salford secures promotion at Wembley Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina has yet to deliver the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title to University of Santo Tomas but she has already provided her family a forever home.Rondina fulfilled her role as her family’s ultimate breadwinner, buying a house for her loved ones in her hometown of Compostela in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img Nevertheless, it was her vow to provide for her family and giving them the home they deserved was the least she could do to give back to them.Rondina said she made it a point for herself that when she moved to Manila for her schooling, it was also her duty to lift her family up.“I went here to Manila to prove a point that even though I grew up poor I will show to everyone who are losing hope that nothing will happen if you don’t work,” said Rondina, who led UST to a 1-0 series lead over Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals on Saturday.“You have to do it with effort. You just can’t do something for the sake of doing it. And before I arrived here I told myself ‘we won’t ever experience hardship ever agin.’”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Basically, I embraced the role of breadwinner and I don’t want my family to be left behind,” said Rondina. “If they want something like this and I’ll give it to them, if they want to eat this food I’ll give it to them.”“I’m too family-oriented so I set aside my wants first and focus on what my family needs. If I don’t need this or that then I won’t buy it. What I really want in my life is to give back to my parents because I love them so much.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRondina’s new two-story house was built in a well-off area in Compostela and she said they will move to their new home by December.The Season 81 MVP added that it was almost a risky move for her to invest her earnings from her club team Petron in the Philippine Super Liga to buy the house and land. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Jamuna Boro, Lovlina Borgohain Enter Quarters of World Women’s Boxing Championship

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ulan-Ude: Last edition’s bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and debutant Jamuna Boro (54kg) on Wednesday marched into the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships with comprehensive victories in the pre-quarters here.Boro outpunched fifth-seeded Algerian Ouidad Sfouh, an African Games gold-medallist, in a unanimous verdict, while the third-seeded Borgohain got the better of a sprightly opponent in Morocco’s Oumayma Bel Ahbib, also a 5-0 win. Boro will next take on Germany’s Ursula Gottlob, who upstaged European Championships bronze-medallist and fourth seed Yuliya Apanasovich of Belarus in her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split 3-2 verdict. The referee mistakenly raised Apanasovich’s hand at the end of the fight but later corrected himself.Next up for Borgohain is sixth-seeded Karolina Koszewska, who defeated Uzbekistan’s Shakhnoza Yunusova. Poland’s Koszewska had claimed a gold medal at this year’s European Games. boxingIndiaIndian BoxingJamuna Boro First Published: October 9, 2019, 3:12 PM IST During an engaging battle in the second and third round, it was Boro who made a better impression with her cleanly-struck straight punches.The third round belonged entirely to Boro with Sfouh coming short for most part.The Assamese, whose mother worked as a vegetable seller to financially support her sporting aspirations, is a gold-winner from this year’s India Open. She was a bronze-medallist at the 2015 Youth World Championships.”I was a bit confused to start with but then I figured how to push her and managed to pull off a victory,” Boro said.The last bout of the first session featured Borgohain and she also took time to find her rhythm against Ahbib.What was striking about Borgohain’s gameplan was her resolve to keep distance from Ahbib, who tried her best to draw the Indian in with aggressive posturing.The Moroccan did succeed in flinging her arms for a few impactful jabs but Borgohain had last laugh with counter-attacks, which were more effective in garnering scoring punches.In all, five Indians have made the quarterfinals of the mega-event.Six-time champion and third seed M C Mary Kom (51kg), Manju Rani (48kg) and Kavita Chahal (+81kg) are the other Indians to have made the last-eight stage.Chahal is yet to take the ring and has got direct entry into the quarters thanks to the small size of the draw in her weight category. Boro opened the proceedings for India and the 22-year-old Assam Rifles’ employee was slow off the blocks. However, she became the dominating aggressor as the bout progressed.last_img read more

Mitchell Marsh ruled out of IPL with side strain

first_img× RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL Australian all-rounder and Rising Pune Super Giants player Mitchell Marsh. File Phtoo   –  The Hindu Published on null Injury-ravaged Rising Pune Supergiants today suffered another blow after their Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the IPL due to a side strain.Marsh joined Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis in the list of injured Pune players, who have been forced out of the IPL.“Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area whilst batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago,” Cricket Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said in a statement.“He missed his team’s next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury and will now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the Qantas Tour of the West Indies.“Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return to play time frames,” he added.Marsh had played only three matches for Supergiants’ so far, taking four wickets at an economy of 5.The struggling team had brought in Australian Usman Khawaja after Pietersen and du Plessis were ruled out. With Marsh’s injury, Pune now have two empty slots in the line-up. Joins Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis in the list of injured Pune players cricketcenter_img COMMENT Australian all-rounder and Rising Pune Super Giants player Mitchell Marsh. File Phtoo   –  The Hindu IPL 2016 May 01, 2016 SHARE COMMENTS Glenn Maxwell out of IPL with side strainlast_img read more

Olympics 2018: N Korea calls off joint cultural performance with South

first_img2018 Winter Olympics January 30, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Olympics 2018: North, South Korea hockey players team up File photo of a bus transporting a North Korean team for the inspection of an art venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics arriving on the Grand Unification Bridge near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea.   –  Reuters SHARE Published on North Korea prepares grand military parade on Olympics eve COMMENT × 2 Koreas discuss Northern art troupe’s visit during Olympics Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea South Korea says still pushing forward on other projects with North Korea South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week away, a South Korean government official said on Tuesday.North Korea called off the joint cultural performance, which had been scheduled for Feb. 4, late on Monday, blaming South Korean media for encouraging “insulting” public sentiment. However, the North and South were still in negotiations over details regarding sending South Korean athletes to train at North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort, an official at the Ministry of Unification in Seoul told Reuters.There seemed to be no problems regarding plans for the joint training programme, said the official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. However, given the North’s decision on Monday, the official said it was unlikely that any joint performance would be held before the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang on Feb 9. The Unification Ministry was expected to send its formal response to North Korea’s decision some time on Tuesday.North and South Korea launched rare talks early in January to bring North Koreans to the Pyeongchang Games after the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said in a New Year’s address he was willing to open up discussions with Seoul. President Moon Jae-in has seen his support rate drop over his administration’s response to North Korea’s participation in the Games, especially after it decided to form a combined women’s ice hockey team with athletes from the two Koreas for the Winter Olympics.Many South Koreans have complained that the unified women’s hockey team – the only such joint team to be formed – was unfair to the South Korean players. More than a hundred petitions against the unified team have been sent to the presidential Blue House’s website.Government and opposition parties criticised Pyongyang’s decision to call off the performance on Tuesday, with Moon’s Democratic Party saying in a statement “frequent promise-breaking leads to fatigue. It’s North Korea’s responsibility to show its sincerity. It’s no help flipping on agreements like one would flip their hand,” the party said. North Korea RELATED South Korea File photo of a bus transporting a North Korean team for the inspection of an art venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics arriving on the Grand Unification Bridge near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea.   –  Reuters sport COMMENTSlast_img read more

Davis Cup, India vs Pakistan: Sasi Kumar Mukund Pulls Out of Tie With Foot Injury

first_img davis cupIndiapakistanSasi Kumar Mukund First Published: November 23, 2019, 2:42 PM IST New Delhi: Young Sasi Kumar Mukund on Saturday pulled out of the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan due to a foot injury.Mukund, who was named as a reserve member, suffered the injury while playing in a tournament in Portugal. “Unfortunately Sasi will not travel with us. He has informed that he sustained the injury while playing the doubles with compatriot Purav Raja,” India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali told PTI during the team’s practice session at DLTA.Mukund is now the second Indian player to pull out of the tie after Rohan Bopanna had withdrawn due to a shoulder injury.”I can’t put my weight down properly due to the injury,” said Mukund.Zeeshan said they wanted N Sriram Balaji to travel to Nur Sultan but getting visa at such short notice won’t be possible.Balaji was not named in the eight-member squad but he has been with the Indian team in the training camp to help the side prepare since Thursday.Captain Rohit Rajpal, who was busy working out the doubles combination during the session, rued Mukund’s absence.”It is always good to have different training partners in an away tie. You need that variety in the side. It’s unfortunate,” Rajpal said.Taking about the doubles combination, Rajpal said they are trying both Saketh Myneni and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to pair with Leander Paes.”We still feel, Aisam and Aqeel may turn up for Pakistan so we are preparing all combinations. If a player like Saketh is there, Leander can dominate from the net,” he said.”If Jeevan is playing with Leander then probably, it’s better Leander takes care of the back side of the court since Jeevan is quick. So we are trying everything. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Haryana govt responsible for Jat stir violence: Rajeev Shukla

first_imgKanpur, Feb 28 (PTI) Congress leader Rajeev Shukla today said the Haryana government was “responsible” for the violence during the Jat agitation in the state and that the situation could have been averted had they taken strong action right from the beginning.”Common man and traders in Haryana are facing a lot of problems today. The people have been bamboozled. The state government has failed on all fronts,” he said on the sidelines of a sports event here.He demanded strong action against those involved in alleged gangrape and molestation in Murthal. PTI ZIR TIR SK TIRlast_img read more

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza praises Shakib Al Hasan for stepping up against Sri Lanka

first_imgBangladeshi star cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been out of sorts in the last couple of matches but skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza says he never had any doubt about the all-rounder.Mashrafe lauded Shakib’s effort with both the bat and the ball against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. (Asia Cup T20: Mashrafe Mortaza upbeat after The Tigers stun defending champions) Shakib scored a gritty 32 off 34 balls in a crucial partnership with Sabbir Rahman before bagging two wickets to help Bangladesh earn their first ever Twenty20 International win over Sri Lanka.The 28-year-old had scored just 3 against India in the opener, before being dismissed for 13 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the following match. He took three wickets in those two matches.In the first match against India, he fluffed an easy catch at point to let Rohit Sharma off. Rohit then went on to smash a match-winning innings. Shakib, however, took a fine catch at the same position to see the back of stand-in Lankan captain Angelo Mathews on Sunday.”I actually think of Shakib as a human being, not as an alien. Rough patches will come. It feels good to see him step up. He is one of the best players in our team,” Mashrafe said.”He has always done what is required for the team and is still at it. He may not always succeed. We also want him to always do well. But at the end of the day, he, too, is a human being and can make mistakes.”advertisementlast_img read more

How Hardik Pandya’s sensational last over helped India ‘snatch victory from the jaws of defeat’

IPL 2016: Dinesh Karthik, bowlers help Gujarat Lions go top

first_imgGujarat Lions came up with an all-round effort to outclass Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) comprehensively with five wickets and 12 balls to spare in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. (Full IPL Coverage)With the win, Gujarat go atop the points table with seven wins from 11 outings. Dinesh Karthik top scored for the visitors with a 29-ball 51, while Aaron Finch contributed with a quickfire 29 to their total of 164/5. (Scorecard)Chasing Kolkata’s 158/4, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCulllum helped Gujarat get off to a bit of a flyer. However, the latter seemed to have edged one-through to the keeper in the second over but there was no appeal from the hosts. The partnership lasted just 5.3 overs but by then the Lions had gathered 42 runs.Smith (27) was clean bowled by Shakib Al Hasan and then McCullum (29) after smashing Morne Morkel for a 17-run over was out caught at long on. The double blow brought a huge smile on KKR co-owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan who had come in without his son AbRam.But the innings did not show any signs of running out of steam as Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik got together to knit another brisk partnership. By the end of 10 overs the Lions were comfortably placed at 89/2.The stand went on for a few more overs which got the Lions closer to the target. But, with 43 runs required, Raina perished trying to hook an Andre Russell delivery.Finch who came in next did not hang around much and started clobbering the bowlers. He smashed 31 runs off the 15th and 16th over.advertisementThough Brad Hogg got rid of Karthik in the next and Finch got run-out, it was too little too late for the men-in-purple.Earlier in the evening, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib Al Hasan’s unconquered fifth wicket stand of 134 rescued KKR after a disastrous start and helped them post a challenging total.Hasan remained unbeaten with a 49-ball 66, while Pathan carried his bat through with a knock of 63 from 41 deliveries. For the Lions, Praveen Kumar returned figures of 2-19 on a wicket that helped him swing the leather.Put into bat, it was Uthappa for KKR who started on the right note slamming two back-to-back boundaries of Dhawal Kulkarni. But then in the very next over, veteran pacer Pravin Kumar got rid of Gautam Gambhir and then Manish Pandey.Barely had KKR recovered from the double jolt, Uthappa, who was looking dangerous, headed back to the dugout. Next it was Suryakumar Yadav who perished as Suresh Raina held onto an incredible slip catch.After six overs, the Knights were tottering at 28/4.The hosts finally got hold of some momentum as Pathan hammered Chinaman bowler Shivil Kaushik for 14 runs in the 10th over.Though it was not easy hitting the long ball in such humid conditions, Pathan managed to pierce the gap time and again. Hasan – dropped by Pravin Tambe in the seventh over – too played his role by giving his partner much of the strike.The Bangladesh batsman brought up his side’s hundred next in the 16th over with a monstrous six. And Pathan completed his fifty a little later.Hasan, who had been playing second fiddle finally found his feet in the 18th over as he lofted Dwayne Bravo for two back-to-back sixes.In the last two overs, KKR amassed 25 runs to finish on a strong note.Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 158/4 (Shakib Al Hasan 66, Yusuf Pathan 63; Praveen Kumar 2-19) vs Gujarat Lions: 164/5 (Dinesh Karthik 51, Aaron Finch 29)last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy C5, C7 with full-metal unibody, fingerprint scanner launched

first_imgSouth Korean major Samsung has finally launched its long-rumoured Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 mid-range phones in China. As expected, both the phones seem to be exclusive to China for now with no word about their global availability and pricing yet. The Galaxy C7 is the larger of the two with a larger 5.7-inch screen and a heftier price tag.The Galaxy C7 comes with a fullHD display and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB RAM. It comes in 32GB and 64GB internal memory (expandable) options. The phone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UI and supports 4G LTE. The C7 sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.The Samsung Galaxy C7 will be available in the colours silver, gray, gold, and rose gold at RMB 2,599 (roughly Rs 26,594) for the 32GB memory variant and RMB 2,799 (roughly Rs 28,657) for the 64GB memory version.Also Read: Make in India: Samsung launches Galaxy Tab Iris with iris recognition tech at Rs 13,499The Galaxy C5 on the other hand has a 5.2-inch fullHD screen and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB memory (expandable) options. The dualSIM phone runs Android Marshmallow and supports 4G LTE.The C5 sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is powered by a 2,600mAh battery.The 32GB Galaxy C5 has been priced at around Rs 22,515 while the 64GB memory variant will cost around Rs 24,552.advertisementBoth the phones boast of full-metal unibody design and front mounted fingerprint scanner.last_img read more

SPORT-IPL-FINAL 3 LAST

first_imgChasing a tricky 163, Sunrisers overhauled the target Chasing a tricky 163, Sunrisers overhauled the target with four balls to spare as Warner anchored the chase with his responsible 58-ball knock, embellished with 11 four and three sixes. Besides Warner, Sunrisers also have the likes of Shikhar Dhawan (473 runs), the experienced Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha and big-hitting all-rounder Ben Cutting in the batting department. But it is Sunrisers bowling which has struck gold for the team this season. In fact, it wont be wrong to say that tomorrows match will be a contest between RCBs batting and Sunrisers bowling unit. Sunrisers will be relying heavily on its pacers, who played a stellar role in defeating RCB here in the league stage, to deliver the goods tomorrow. Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar seemed to have found his mojo back and is leading the wicket-takers chart with 23 wickets from 16 games, while Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman (16 wickets from 15 matches), has also lived up to his skippers expectations whenever he has been handed the ball. And Sunrisers would be hopeful that Rahman turns up fit for tomorrows game after sitting out of last nights match owing to a hamstring niggle. The duo along with Barinder Sran has not let Sunrsiers feel the absence of veteran Ashish Nehra, who left midway to undergo a knee surgery. The Teams (from): Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, KL Rahul, Sachin Baby, Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Travis Head, Iqbal Abdullah, Kedar Jadhav, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfaraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Parveez Rasool, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Tabraiz Shamshi, Vikas Tokas, Praveen Dubey. Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma, Mustafizur Rahman, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Kane Williamson, Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vijay Shankar, T Suman, Aditya Tare. Match starts at 8pm. PTI BDN SSC PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

SPORT-IPL-FINAL-BOARD

first_imgBengaluru, May 29 (PTI) Scoreboard at the end of the Bengaluru, May 29 (PTI) Scoreboard at the end of the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings against RCB in the final of the IPL, here tonight. Scoreboard Sunrisers Hyderabad (20 overs maximum) D Warner c Abdulla b Aravind 69 S Dhawanc Jordan b Chahal 28 M Henriques c Chahal b Jordan4 Y Singh c Watson b Jordan 38 D Hooda c Kohli b Aravind 3 B Cutting not out 39 N Ojha run out (Watson) 7 B Sharmac Chahal b Jordan 5 B Kumarnot out 1 Extras (b-1, lb-2, w-11) 14Total (For 7 wickets; 20 overs)208 Fall of wickets: 1-63, 2-97, 3-125, 4-147, 5-148, 6-158, 7-174Bowling: Aravind 4-0-30-2, Gayle3-0-24-0, Watson 4-0-61-0, Chahal 4-0-35-1, Abdulla 1-0-10-0, Jordan 4-0-45-3. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

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first_imgSharapova said she first prescribed the Latvian-made drug, typically used for heart conditions, for medical reasons in 2006. She could have been barred from competing for up to four years. “Today with their decision of a two-year suspension, the ITF tribunal unanimously concluded that what I did was not intentional,” Sharapova said. “The tribunal found that I did not seek treatment from my doctor for the purpose of obtaining a performance enhancing substance. “The ITF spent tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules and the tribunal concluded I did not.” The ban throws into doubt the on-court future of Sharapova, a 29-year-old Russian who is one of the most well-known and — thanks to a wide array of endorsements — highest-earning athletes in the world. She is a former top-ranked player who is one of 10 women in tennis history with a career Grand Slam — at least one title from each of the sports four most important tournaments. So much came so easily for her at the start: Wimbledon champion in 2004 at age 17; No. 1 in the rankings at 18; U.S. Open champion at 19; Australian Open champion at 20. An operation to her right shoulder in 2008 took her off the tour for months, and her ranking dropped outside the top 100. But she worked her way back, and in 2012, won the French Open, then added a second title in Paris two years later. Sharapova hasnt played since a quarterfinal loss to Serena Williams at this years Australian Open, and she is ranked 26th this week. Sharapova and the Russian team had hoped she would be cleared in time to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, but after the ruling Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev told the Tass news agency that Ekaterina Makarova would replace her. Meldonium increases blood flow, which improves exercise capacity by carrying more oxygen to the muscles. In April, citing a lack of scientific evidence about how long the drug remains in a persons system, WADA said that provisional suspensions may be lifted if it is determined that an athlete took meldonium before it went on the list of banned substances. About 200 athletes tested positive for meldonium this year from various sports and countries — many, like Sharapova, were Russian — and some said the drug stayed in their systems for months even though they stopped using it in 2015. “It is important at all times for players to be aware of the rules and to follow them, In this case, Maria has taken responsibility for her mistake from the outset,” WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement. “The WTA will continue to follow this closely and we hope it will be resolved as soon as possible.” AP AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Indian-origin minister backs Theresa May for British PM

first_imgFrom Aditi KhannaLondon, Jul 7 (PTI) UKs Indian-origin minister Priti Patel, who had campaigned strongly for Britain leaving the EU, today announced her support for Home Secretary Theresa May to replace David Cameron as the prime minister, saying she was the right person to execute the “will of the British people.”Patels backing came as May emerged as the clear front-runner in the race to take over from Cameron, with over half of the Conservative partys 330 MPs voting in her favour in the first round of voting earlier this week.Patel, who attends Cabinet in her capacity as UKs employment minister, said that May was the right person to implement the “will of the British people” while comparing her to Britains first woman prime minister Margaret Thatcher.”Theresa May is the only candidate best placed to deliver and there is no other candidate who comes anywhere close to her experience, or record of strong leadership. She shares the steely determination I always admired in Margaret Thatcher, and she has the experience and trust needed to succeed for this great nation of ours,” said Patel, who also serves as outgoing premier Camerons Indian Diaspora Champion.The second round of voting takes place today to narrow down the race between two candidates, which could throw up an all-woman contest between May and energy minister Andrea Leadsom — unless justice minister Michael Gove manages to make a come-back from third place.The third and final round of voting will take place next week and the winner would be announced on September 9. The winner will have the task of negotiating Britains exit from its 43-year membership of the 28-member EU.advertisement”I have always believed that Britain would be stronger, more prosperous and secure outside of the EU. I stayed true to what I have always believed in with principle and conviction. From all discussions with Theresa on the future of our country, I believe that her experience in tough negotiations, her determination to get the best deal for the UK, and her commitment to reduce immigration – in a fair way – make her the obvious choice,” Patel said.Admitting the divisions caused by Brexit, the 44-year-old Conservative party MP for Witham called on the party to unite under Mays leadership.”We must end the tribalism and divisions seen in the Referendum between Leave and Remain and focus on defining our place in the world and putting core Conservative principles and values into action,” she said.The bookmakers odds were heavily in favour of May taking over from Cameron, with Leadsom in second place and Gove an unlikely contender.The leadership contest was triggered following Britains 52-48 per cent vote in favour of leaving the EU in a referendum on June 23, after which Cameron announced he would be stepping down for a new PM to lead the countrys exit negotiations from the economic bloc forward. PTI AK ABH NSA ABHlast_img read more

UPSSSC Revenue Inspactor Examination 2016: Admit cards released at upsssc.gov.in

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UPSSSC) has published admit cards for Revenue Inspector Examination on its official website, http://upsssc.gov.inHow to download?Go to the official websiteClick on the link, ‘ Click here to download Admit Card for REVENUE INSPECTOR EXAMINATION 2016 Under the Advt No.8-Exam/2016 going to be held on 17/07/2016’Enter the registration number, date of birth, gender and verification codeAfter submitting the same, the admit cards will be generated on the screenThe candidates can take a printout for future use.The exam is slated on July 17. The commission conducts the following exams:Junior Assistant ExaminationConductor ExaminationStenographer ExaminationClerkForest GuardBoring TechnicianLekhpalPharmacistRevenue InspectorJunior EngineerAbout UPSSSC:The commission was founded in November, 1988. It’s headquarter is in Lucknow. For any other query, the candidates can visit the official website.READ: GMAC launches user’s guide to full-time MBA rankings: Identify the ranking methodologies READ: Punjab govt told to issue job letters for 41 left-out candidates as per HC ruling For more updates on education news, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

PH women’s volley squad still not intact for GP

first_imgThe Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) is hoping that it can have a complete national team when it sees action in the second leg of the Asean Grand Prix to be held in Laguna from Oct. 4-6.Several stars coming from the Premier Volleyball league, counting top draw Alyssa Valdez, will be playing for their club teams on Oct. 5 in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENT ‘No hard feelings’ for Ricci Rivero after getting showered with boos in win over La Salle Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Becoming his own man Jia Morado and Maddie Madayag will also be down south that day and are vital cogs of the national squad.Valdez and Morado play for Creamline, which will clash with Madayag’s Choco Mucho on that day. PetroGazz and PacificTown-Army collide on the same day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40PacificTown-Army’s Jovelyn Gonzaga is also included in the national squad although she is expected to suit up for the Philippine team in the four-nation meet.She also plays for Cignal HD in Philippine Superliga, which will halt its ongoing Invitational Conference in the weekend of the Asean GP. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical The Philippines finished third in the first leg recently held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.This team is being prepared to the fullest to medal in the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host later this year and the second leg of the Asean GP will be its final tuneup tournament before the biennial conclave.The LVPI has also sought the permission of Rebisco, owners of Creamline and Choco Mucho teams, to allow at least Morado and Madayag with Valdez recovering from an ankle injury.The two were able to compete in the first leg while Valdez was recuperating from right ankle sprain she suffered just before the team left for Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View commentslast_img read more

Still in the playoff race

first_imgWhat’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “This was a do-or-die game for us,” said Jarencio moments after the Batang Pier stunned a streaking NLEX Road Warriors, 102-94, on  Wednesday night to stay in the playoff race for the PBA Governors’ Cup.“It was a total team effort,” added Jarencio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMichael Qualls spearheaded NorthPort’s bid at Smart Araneta Coliseum, finishing with 36 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.The Batang Pier improved to 4-7 to collar Columbian Dyip at seventh place, still inside the circle of eight teams that will make the playoffs, a berth they can seal with a victory over powerhouse Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We had a bad start but the players really wanted to win this game,” said Jarencio, who wished his college team good luck before it played University of the Philippines in a knockout match at Mall of Asia Arena also on Wednesday. “Things became better for us in the second and third quarters.NLEX dropped just its second game in 10 assignments and had little at stake for the squad, which already has twice-to-beat protection in the semifinals.Manny Harris, who went off to a scorching start that had NorthPort trailing by 15 early, finished with 34 points to lead NLEX, which welcomed back guard Kevin Alas from a long layoff due to an ACL injury.Kiefer Ravena added 16 points for the Road Warriors, who saw their five-game win run halted.Christian Standhardinger also came up huge for NorthPort, knocking down 23 points and grabbing 19 rebounds. Sean Anthony added 19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Priority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READcenter_img Another former UST Tiger, Kevin Ferrer, added nine points including timely shots that helped fuel the Batang Pier’s rally.In the other game, the Alaska Aces also kept their gasping bid alive by edging the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 105-102.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis 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? PFF hookup with Qatar now for age-group plans Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11Makabayan 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAbout 17 kilometers south of his location, Pido Jarencio’s old college squad had just won a third straight do-or-die game to make it to the championship.The stakes may not have been as high, but Jarencio, the former University of Santo Tomas player and coach, led his NorthPort squad to what he calls a no-tomorrow win of its own.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Happy birthday Virender Sehwag, batting legend turns 38

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