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November 2019

Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of Kia

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ’Nathan Bullock made an immediate impact in his first game in a Rain or Shine jersey, towing his side to a 94-86 win over Kia Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old forward didn’t shy away from the spotlight, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help halt the Elasto Painters’ two-game losing skid for an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments LATEST STORIES Coach Caloy Garcia, though, noted that there’s still a lot to be desired in the Elastopainters’ performance after they let a 7-point advantage, 76-59, dwindle down to five, 87-82, courtesy of a Markeith Cummings jumper with 1:57 to play.“We played sloppy in the second half, turned the ball over a lot, and it’s just that our import took too much outside shots,” said Garcia.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“[Bullock] only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that was the only time we started getting to the line. I know our import can shoot from the outside, but in our game today, maybe he became tight. But once he gets used to it, he’ll be ok,” said Garcia.Chris Tiu got going with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers, eight assists, and five boards, while Beau Belga had 12 points and three rebounds before getting ejected at the 6:50 mark of the third for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul penalty one. AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarters: 21-17, 44-36, 71-59, 94-86. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:11PBA Season 43: Kia Picanto00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes New acquisitions Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran also had decent showings in their first game for Rain or Shine, nabbing a combined 13 markers and seven boards.Cummings almost carried Kia to its first win of the conference, but Glenn Khobuntin was whistled for a foul within the last two minutes, allowing Tiu to can two freebies to quash the Picanto run, before Bullock ultimately doused that uproar with his dagger baseline jumper in the final 1:16.Cummings paced the still winless Kia (0-6) with 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Reden Celda got 15 markers, six boards, and three steals.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 94 – Bullock 20, Tiu 13, Belga 12, Daquioag 8, Ponferrada 7, Trollano 6, Maiquez 6, Yap 5, Borboran 5, King 5, Cruz 4, Ahanmisi 3.KIA 86 – Cummings 30, Celda 15, Revilla 11, Corpuz 10, Deutchman 10, Nimes 3, Khobuntin 3, Yee 2, Ballesteros 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Caperal 0, Jaime 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

After placing 8th in AVC, PH aims for better finish in SEA Games

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Against the region’s volleyball team, the Filipinos are not only shooting for a better record than in the AVC but are also aiming for the top prize.“We will give out best come the SEA Games,” said national team veteran Jovelyn Gonzaga in Filipino Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena. “The goal is to bring home a medal for the Philippines, and we’ll put on our best performance there.”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 Philippines had a chance to take the seventh place in the tournament but its spirited comeback against the 21st-ranked Kazakhs lasted just two sets.Gonzaga said they failed to adjust quicker to the Kazakhs’ constant attacks in the fifth set and she hopes they can improve on their mental toughness come the Games at Kuala Lumpur. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’ LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines had a disappointing end in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after losing in five sets to Kazakhstan 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3, to finish at eighth place.But the AVC is just the first part of the national team’s grueling August schedule as it will also compete in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village View comments “I think our opponents read our strategy and we had a hard time adjusting,” said Gonzaga who had 10 points in the loss. “Holding on to your momentum all depends on the team’s mental toughness and that’s the area we have to improve on.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Mayweather-McGregor is a pay-per-view smash

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “It’s a little soon to be predicting a record,” said Espinoza, who heads sports for Showtime. “But the record is definitely within reach.”Estimates vary, but if an average of 10 people watched each pay-per-view the total audience for Saturday’s fight in the US could reach 50 million people, or nearly one in six Americans.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“I’d absolutely call this a complete success,” Espinoza said. “This was a fight that had massive expectations in both the fight itself and the business results. It lived up to those expectations in every respect.”At $99.95 a buy, the pay-per-view generated at least $450 million in revenue on domestic television alone, money from which each fighter gets an undisclosed percentage. Mayweather estimated after the fight he would make $300-350 million, while McGregor said his take would be around $100 million. View comments The pay-per-view numbers include streaming on the Showtime and UFC apps as well as cable and satellite television buys. The fight was held up briefly because of some streaming issues, but Espinoza said reports of widespread problems with the online feed were overblown.“We were particularly pleased with the digital streaming aspect,” he said. “It was our first venture going direct to consumers on Showtime and we were thrilled. We generated over four times the buys we had expected online.”There were also reports of several million illegal streams of the fight and Espinoza said Showtime’s anti-piracy technicians saw more illegal streams than any previous fight. But he said the nature of the fight meant groups of people gathered to watch it, and that most bought it legitimately to be guaranteed the best possible feed.“We knew we had a massive event with huge interest,” he said. “And we knew a huge amount of people were going to be watching, including some who watched illegally.”Mayweather improved to 50-0 in what he said was his last fight, while McGregor is expected to return to UFC following his only pro fight. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a hit at the box office and could end up the biggest pay-per-view ever, with an estimated 50 million people watching in the United States alone.Preliminary figures released by Showtime PPV on Friday showed the fight was tracking in the “mid to high” 4 million range, threatening the 4.6 million record set by Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza said the number will likely rise some as more firm figures come in.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Barcelona closes transfer market with whimper Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Though the fight suffered some at the box office because of extremely high ticket prices, it hit the kind of numbers on pay-per-view that promoters were hoping for. When added all together the fight could generate some $600 million in total revenue, which would be along the lines of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round, the first time he has had a real stoppage in nearly a decade. But McGregor’s performance also won some applause, as he boxed better in his first boxing match as a pro than many thought he would.Assuming the preliminary estimates hold up, Mayweather will have participated in the top four pay-per-view events of all time. His fight with Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 sold 2.4 million pay-per-views, and his 2014 fight with Canelo Alvarez sold 2.2 million.Espinoza said he should know by next week whether the fight will end up No. 1 or No. 2 on the all-time list. But he said the early estimates were lower than what the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight ended up to be, and that this would likely go higher, too.“There could be a good amount of growth between the initial numbers and where we eventually end up,” Espinoza said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

PH notches win in Tokyo

first_imgJayson Castro William. Photo from Fiba.comStruggling big time in the second half on Friday night, Gilas Pilipinas went to its two most reliable guns when the chips were down to score a 77-71 decision of Japan in the first window of their Fiba Asia 2019 World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Jayson Castro and naturalized player Andray Blatche stepped up big and averted a collapse by the Filipinos, who bungled first half command with a lethargic third quarter and even trailed the under-rated Japanese twice before pulling this one out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Keys to victory: Ateneo-La Salle Finals series Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Read Next Castro, voted best point guard in Asia twice, hit five straight points inside the final 1:50 that extended a 70-66 lead to a safe margin as the Filipinos gathered some momentum heading into their second match in three days.The Filipinos plane back home Saturday and will have very little time to cool their heels as they take on Chinese Taipei Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.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 shutoutBlatche epitomized the Filipinos’ offensive struggles but still had the guts to take over at the crunch, hitting a big triple that opened up an eight-point lead halfway through the fourth before issuing two critical feeds the rest of the way.Even with Blatche finishing with just three points after the first two quarters, Team PH still took the half comfortably and looked very fluid until several dry spells in the third allowed Japan to take a 40-37 lead. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Castro finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists, reprising his role as Gilas’ top go-to-guy, while the 6-foot-11 Blatche, who seemed to limp in the last four minutes, wound up with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.The Philippine defense was also one of the biggest factors for the win, as it held the Japanese to an atrocious 28 percent clip in the first half before bottling up the enemy’s top guns when it needed to in the stretch.Matthew Wright and Gabe Norwood also finished in twin digits for the Philippines with a combined 22, although the Filipinos would want to forget how they shot from afar in this one. Gilas missed its first eight attempts from that distance, before Castro drilled in two straight late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Barca tries to leave Pique controversy behind with Copa

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum A draw at Mestalla Stadium will be enough to put Barcelona in the final and keep it on track to win its fourth consecutive Copa title.It’s not even clear if Pique will play because of an injury sustained after his goal celebration in the 1-1 draw against Espanyol. The veteran defender couldn’t avoid a hard tackle by Espanyol forward Gerard Moreno, who was upset with Pique’s celebration. Pique received a knock to his right knee and was listed as doubtful to make the trip to Valencia.Pique had made comments criticizing Espanyol before Sunday’s league match, and the crowd showed their disapproval by jeering him nearly every time he touched the ball at RCDE Stadium. Pique said some of the fans insulted his family throughout the match.It is not the first time the outspoken Pique has been surrounded by controversy. He is often jeered by fans when Barcelona plays away games because of his pro-Catalonia stance. Last year, after encouraging Catalans to vote in a disputed independence referendum, he was loudly booed by fans in Madrid after joining the Spanish national team at a training camp.Barcelona has faced a hostile environment at Mestalla in the past. In a league match last season, Valencia fans threw objects at Barcelona’s players while they celebrated a goal near the stands.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Knicks hopes on hold after Kristaps Porzingis tears ACL View comments “It’s going to be an intense match,” Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said. “We have to play it with our hearts and with our heads. We have to play it with intelligence. If we don’t defend well we will not advance. We have to be humble to know that we are not going to dominate Barcelona for the whole 90 minutes.”Valencia and Barcelona met in the Copa semifinals two years ago, with the Catalan club winning 7-0 at Camp Nou Stadium in the first leg. It then held on to a 1-1 draw at Mestalla with its second-stringers.Since that 7-0 demoralizing defeat, Valencia has lost only three of its six matches against Barcelona, winning 2-1 at Camp Nou in a league game in 2016 and drawing 1-1 at Mestalla earlier this season.Third in the league, 18 points behind leader Barcelona, Valencia is trying to make it to the Copa final for the first time since 2007-08, when it won its seventh title after eliminating Barcelona in the semifinals. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, center, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — After hearing nonstop talk about Gerard Pique and his provocative celebration against Espanyol, Barcelona will be trying to get its focus back on Thursday’s Copa del Rey semifinal.Barcelona plays at Valencia, defending a 1-0 lead from the first leg as it bids to reach its fifth straight Copa final.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Convicted mayor links Bilibid doctor to corruption PLAY LIST 05:25Convicted mayor links Bilibid doctor to corruption00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pique sparked controversy in a Spanish league match against the city rival last weekend, celebrating his late equalizer by telling the Espanyol crowd to be quiet. He later also criticized the club for losing its links to the city and for having a foreign owner, prompting a wave of criticism.“We are overreacting about this,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Wednesday. “This is part of the past. We talked about it before the derby, after the derby, before the Copa game, after the Copa game. … We have to move on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPique risks being suspended for his actions, and Barcelona has had to come out and publicly defend the player in the days leading up to the decisive match against Valencia.“Several other players have celebrated the same way. It’s normal after an important goal scored late in the game,” Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu told Spanish media, referring to Pique’s gesture of putting a finger in front of his mouth. “It’s not the first time a player has silenced a stadium.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Foton brushes off newcomer Cherrylume

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ababa upbeat as Calatagan golf tourney rolls off Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast New addition CJ Rosario made six points to serve as pillar for the Tornadoes while main players Santiago and Maica Ortiz were rested the whole of the first set.But Santiago and Ortiz, coming from stint with the national team to the Asian Club Championships in Kazakhstan, were briefly sent in the second set when Foton’s skeletal force were dragged to a 15-15 deadlock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our game [is] not yet 100 percent, we need more from the players,” said Foton coach Moro Branislav.Santiago scored three straight points as Foton quickly regained the driver’s seat. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds 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 Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Foton hardly felt the need for Jaja Santiago in disposing of newcomer Cherrylume Tuesday night.The Tornadoes used most of their new recruits to flatten the Iron Ladies, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17, at the start of the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

‘It starts with me’: Ross says he let his team down in Game 4 loss

first_imgCignal razes Wangs, cruises to win no. 6 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel point guard Chris Ross knew he wasn’t at his best in their 102-97 Game 4 loss to TNT in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday, and he readily owned up for his shortcomings as the series got tied at 2-2.Ross, fresh off winning the Best Player of the Conference Award, was subpar in the fourth game finishing with just eight points, his lowest of the series so far, five rebounds, four assists, and 33 percent shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games From Games 1 to 3, Ross averaged 16 points, 18.5 points in the two wins, 8.67 assists, five rebounds, and 3.67 steals a game.He also shot the ball at 43.75 percent from the floor before Game 4.READ: Clutch Castro carries TNT to tie Finals series at 2-2Ross added they did not play with the same intensity as a team who wants to take a 3-1 series lead.“We played decent enough, but that wasn’t out style of play,” said Ross. “We didn’t play with a sense of urgency of trying to put them down 3-1, that’s why they [the KaTropa] won. It started with me, I wasn’t good enough.”ADVERTISEMENT “We just have to play better as a whole, and it starts with me,” said a dejected Ross at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I didn’t play well enough today for us to win. I feel like I let my team down. I’ll be better next game.”READ: Ross wins Best Player award; Rhodes top importFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“As one of the leaders, it starts with me.”Ross has been tearing it up for the Beermen against the KaTropa in the championship round, and prior to their Game 4 loss, the back-to-back Philippine Cup Finals MVP filled up the stat sheets easily for San Miguel. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Working overtime

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nicholls finished with only five points but his triple could just be the shot that might save the Chiefs’ season after they improved their record to 4-6 in a tie for seventh spot with the Altas.“It’s a special skill, making that shot,” Codiñera said of Nicholls.Kent Salado also made an impact with 17 points, seven assists and three rebounds for Arellano, which put to waste JRU gunner Tey Teodoro’s 30-point explosion.The Altas looked like a rejuvenated crew as they rolled past the Knights in the extra period. Quiet for majority of the first round, Dagangon came alive with 21 points to match teammate Prince Eze’s output. Eze, the MVP race leader, also grabbed 19 rebounds.Perpetual also got solid games from GJ Ylagan, AJ Coronel and Kieth Pido, who combined for 37 points. But it was Dagangon who made the biggest shots, hitting two straight baskets for an 82-77 advantage.Coronel and Eze sealed the win with free throws after the Knights came within 82-85 with 25 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “The team just showed a lot of heart,” said Perpetual coach Jimwell Gican. “We knew we still have a chance of making the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Playing like their campaigns were on the line, Arellano and Perpetual Help hacked out thrilling overtime victories over higher-ranked foes last Thursday to muddle up the Final Four race of NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Getting a timely explosion from Gab Dagangon, the Altas turned back the Letran Knights, 88-82, in overtime to move within a game off the Top Four.Not to be outdone, the Chiefs also played with a sense of urgency to overcome the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers, 115-109, in double overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingZach Nicholls nailed a desperation trey to send the game into a second overtime before Allen Enriquez, Kraniel Victoria and Archie Concepcion finished off the fading Bombers, who remained in third spot despite falling to 6-4.“I guess it was the stops that made it,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “Other than that prayer shot of Zach, we were really down. But we were able to regroup and we got energy from our bench.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Karun Chandhok: Winning Formula

first_imgKarun Chandhok, 26, F1 Race DriverKarun ChandhokFor this Chennai born race-car driver, the need for speed is a family passion. A passion Karun Chandhok inherited in his early days as he saw his father Vicky, also a professional racer in the 1980s, compete and a passion that led him to,Karun Chandhok, 26, F1 Race DriverKarun ChandhokFor this Chennai born race-car driver, the need for speed is a family passion. A passion Karun Chandhok inherited in his early days as he saw his father Vicky, also a professional racer in the 1980s, compete and a passion that led him to win the Formula Asia championship in 2001 when he was just 17. Eight years later, he is raring to go and is part of the Hispanic Racing F1 team for 2010 where he will partner the Brazilian Bruno Senna.THE MUSE: Alain Prost, the French four-time Formula 1 Drivers’ Champion, tennis ace Roger Federer, cancer-triumphing cyclist Lance Armstrong and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. “One thing that all my role models have in common is sustainable success.” The Journey: Being crowned the Asian Formula Renault V6 champion in 2006, with seven wins and nine pole positions, over the next three seasons. He competed in the Grand Prix 2 (GP2) series in 2007-08, winning a race in each year. Finishing 18th in the GP2 standings, after clinching the third place at the British event, Chandhok is one of the world’s most promising speedsters.The Mission: “It’s been the same since I was three years old, to win the Grand Prix for India,” he says.The Challenge: Lack of financial support. “There’s money only for cricket and cricketers. There is no support for any other sport or sportsperson in our country. We neither have the infrastructure nor the funding,” says a disgruntled Chandhok. But he hopes the situation will change once the F1 track in Greater Noida becomes operational next year.advertisementThe Mentor: His father, as he grew up watching him race. But besides him, it is his team that mentors him he says, as they teach him how to walk the fine line between being professional and commercially viable by structuring his life.”Karun is superdisciplined and practices daily. He is also quick to learn and puts in a lot of effort to understand the technical aspect of the sport. It is not easy to fool him because he is an encyclopaedia of information.”RICHARD CONNELL, Race engineer for the team This article appeared in the India Today magazine dated August 23, 2010. Subscribe to the print copy or read it on iPad.last_img read more

No one to cheer the cyclists in fort Delhi

first_imgThis was one event for which spectators didn’t have to bother about tickets.This was one event for which spectators didn’t have to bother about tickets. But they were shut out by the police over hair-trigger security concerns. No wonder an eerily quiet Delhi resembled a ghost town during Sunday’s Commonwealth Games cycling road races.As TV cameras atop two choppers captured cyclists zipping through the heart of the Capital against the majestic backdrop of Connaught Place, India Gate and Parliament House, the missing crowds in this teeming city of 18 million struck a jarring note.”The crowd was very bare apart from armed guards everywhere,” said English cyclist Katie Conclough.”It was a shame to have had this big event and not have many people out there to watch it,” she added.There was no official bar on spectators but access to the venue was virtually denied after the police blocked roads, diverted traffic and closed down some underground stations.Access to Delhi’s central districts was cut off, a virtual siege laid to CP. As the cyclists rode up and down Rajpath from India Gate towards Parliament House, the wide lawns on either side lay empty, contrasting with a normal Sunday when the place jostles with tourists and picnickers.In fact, areas such as Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Barakhamba Road, CP’s Outer and Inner Circle, and Parliament Street looked curfewbound.A Delhi Police constable, deployed outside the Statesman House, said: “Our duty hours here were very stiff. I have been awake since 1.30 am. This assignment was even tougher than that in a court of law.” The gun-toting policemen, manning steel barricades along the 13.7-km circuit, may have kept the crowds away, but a simian showed up and so did a stray dog.advertisementThe few spectators who turned up were not allowed to move from even one block to another and were confined to a small space outside Statesman House. ” The authorities should have made proper arrangements for the spectators.We were made to stand in the sun and there was no facility for even drinking water. But we enjoyed the event,” observed Arjun Singh, who came all the way from Ghaziabad.There were some, however, who had no complaints. Harpreet Kaur, who had come to CP from Punjabi Bagh for shopping, said: “We did not know CP would be sealed. But we were very happy to witness such a grand show. My kids enjoyed the cycling.”The small crowd reserved the loudest cheers for the Indian cyclists even though they were lagging in the race which was won by the Australians.The police said securing a road event in a city like Delhi was very challenging. “It was an outdoor event so security was required at designated places,” Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.”We haven’t received any complaint,” he added.Bizarrely, the CWG organisers insisted that a large number of spectators were present. “There was no shortage of crowds,” Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi said.- With inputs from agencieslast_img read more