Ateneo, NU bids still alive

first_imgLATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Blue Eagles rallied past University of the Philippines, 96-82, on the day when the Bulldogs saved their season with a stunning come-from-behind 87-84 victory over Far Eastern U.JJay Alejandro accounted for half of the points in a 22-2 run that erased a 15-point deficit for the Bulldogs, who survived the Tamaraws’ torrid outside shooting for only their fifth win of the season.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“This is the dream,” said an emotional NU coach Jamike Jarin. “This is what I was expecting from our players. I hope it’s not too late, I hope it’s not too late. We never bowed down. I’m happy right now because I saw the maturity from the players.”The loss was a huge blow for the Tamaraws, who nailed a league record 18 three-point shots. Hitting eight of their first 16 shots from beyond the arc, the Maroons seemed poised for an upset and even led by 12 in the third period, before the Eagles clawed their way back into the contest.With the Tamaraws falling to the Bulldogs in the first game, the last Final Four berth remained up for grabs with FEU, NU and UP all in contention as they play their last elimination round games on Saturday.Unable to sustain their hot start, the Tamaraws dropped to 6-7, while NU improved to 5-8 to tie UP. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Later in the day, Matt Nieto fired 19 points, while Isaac Go hit 13 points, including a pair of triples in the final period, as the Eagles completed a 26-point turnaround in the second half for their 13th straight victory.The Eagles’ focus now shifts to their highly anticipated duel with La Salle, which is hoping to deny Ateneo an automatic finals spot when they collide in the final playdate of the elimination round on Sunday.“It was like a playoff, a Final Four game already, so I think we will expect that also [going] into our next game,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.“There was certainly a lot of fight in UP in this game, they showed their heart, they came up with a lot of intensity from the very start. But toward the end of the third and the fourth quarter, our players showed a lot of character.”Playing with urgency after their Final Four hopes got a boost with FEU’s loss, the Maroons had the Eagles on the ropes for three quarters with their hot shooting, before Nieto and Go found their groove, combining for 14 points in the final frame.ADVERTISEMENT Batang Pinoy faces possible cancellation Using another late uprising, Ateneo stayed in the hunt for an elimination round season sweep and an outright finals berth on Wednesday, while National U grabbed a lifeline in its playoff push in UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

BCCI drops Gavaskar from IPL governing council

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday dropped Sunil Gavaskar from the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council.The decision was made public at the BCCI annual general meeting (AGM) being held in Mumbai. Five members, including two former cricketers, have been appointed in the reconstituted IPL governing council by the AGM.These former cricketers — Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Ravi Shastri — were retained in the reconstituted governing council.All the principal office bearers of the BCCI will be the ex-officio members of IPL governing council.last_img

CWG readies breathtaking closing show

first_imgAfter dazzling the world with a gala opening to the Commonwealth Games, Delhi is busy creating another breathtaking show for the closing ceremony.The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will turn into a gigantic discotheque with the iconic aerostat again turning into a showstopper. It will double up as a huge strobe light under which the big music party will jig and jive.India’s historic 1-2-3 in discus | Vijender & Co. settle for bronze | Indian shooters’ golden surprise | Medals’ TallyUnder the theme ‘universal love’, 29 performers, including 12 singers, musicians and DJs, will showcase a vibrant, modern India. They will jam under the arc lights to create a spectacular confluence of Indipop, Sufi and classical music.The bigwigs will all be there – Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Shuba Mudgal, Zila Khan, Usha Uthup, Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Indian Idol winner Shreeram, Sivamani, Taufiq and electric sitarist Niladri Khan.And joining them will be Games mascot Shera followed by the athletes and volunteers.While the opening ceremony was aimed at capturing the essence of India, the closing ceremony will be a celebration of the country’sachievements. Shiamak Davar will choreograph the show with 1,000 performers.A mind-blowing martial arts segment called Agni has been planned. It will be choreographed by Samudra and have 600 performers from Manipur and Punjab showcasing the origin of martial arts in India.While a military band will play the national anthem, schoolchildren will string together Vande Mataram as a tribute to India.Finally, as Glasgow showcases its host status for the next edition, a massive display of fireworks will bring the curtains down on theCommonwealth Games.advertisementlast_img read more

Stars’ no-show hits attendance in Guwahati

first_imgAbsence of stars such as Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian team has affected attendance in their first ODI against New Zealand, the last match to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Guwahati.Being the only stadium in the seven North Eastern states to host international cricket matches, the venue used to draw huge crowd who do not mind spending even chilly nights out to get in due to the early start of the games.However, the scene was different on Sunday for the one-day match between a new-look India under Gautam Gambhir and the Kiwis as attendance was far from satisfactory.Only about 16,000 tickets were sold for the match in the 23,000 capacity stadium, a senior Assam Cricket Association (ACA) official said.”Yes, this time the response was far from satisfactory as the stars preferred to take rest for the opening one-day match,” he said.”The response was less even from the students who get concession on the price of the ticket,” he said.Besides skipper Dhoni, India have rested star players Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh due to injury concerns ahead of the World Cup.The five-match series against Daniel Vettori’s men is India’s last outing in the sub-continent before they begin their campaign in the World Cup to be held in February-March next year to be hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.To make the matter worse for the spectators, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori had to sit out due to injury.advertisement”Today’s match should have been a memorable one as it is the last match is the stadium, but there is disappointment because of absence of stars”, Rajib Saikia, a student of Cotton College, said.The ACA has decided to host future matches at the Barsapara stadium exclusively built for cricket as the Nehru Stadium is a multi-purpose venue.”Several cultural events and other sports including football is played in the stadium and the curator gets hardly a month to prepare the ground”, the ACA official said.The vendors selling placards, Indian flags, and hats were also dejected as business was dull.”We hardly get an international cricket match in this region and people wait for it. We finish selling the articles within half an hour but today we have to go back with our bags full,” Ranbir Roy, a vendor, said outside the venue.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

NZ WIN OPENERS RYDER, GUPTILL AT THE CREASE VS SA IN QUARTERS

first_imgNew Zealand openers Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill are at the crease against South Africa in their quarter-final match of the World Cup in Mirpur on Firday. Earlier, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat.South Africa have brought AB de Villiers in place of Morne van Wyk. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have also returned to boost the pace attack.For New Zealand, James Franklin made way for Luke Woodcock in the playing eleven.Squads:New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Kane Williamson, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori (c), Jacob Oram, Luke Woodcock,Tim Southee.South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Francois du Plessis, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.last_img read more

Rahul Dravid to retire from 15-year-old ODI career

first_imgFormer India cricket captain Rahul Dravid, who will be retiring from one-day internationals after the fifth ODI here Friday, said hard work in the shorter format of the game helped him to excel in Tests.”It does not feel like I’m finishing. I will still be doing the same things I have been doing in the last two and a half years. But I have had to work harder on my one-day cricket than in Tests,” said Dravid, who will be playing his 344th ODI, on the eve of the match here.Dravid, who will be ending his 15-year-old ODI career, said he does not dread quitting.”After such a long period of playing cricket, you don’t dread the day you will quit. You will recognise that when the time comes, you would have to move on. Retiring wouldn’t make much of a change in my life,” he said.”The Test series against West Indies is coming up. There will be a few days off, then it is back to fitness and practice. Nothing would really change. Nothing is going to be different from tomorrow onwards,” he said.On the feeling of retiring, Dravid said: “When you are away from home, you don’t get a sense how it’s been like. My wife did mention there are very nice things written about me back home. I feel humbled about the things being said and written about me in last few weeks.”Dravid, who is the seventh highest ODI scorer with 10,820 runs, said that when he started playing, he wasn’t considered suitable for ODI cricket but he worked hard to score more than 10,000 runs.advertisement”When I started playing, I wasn’t recognised as a one-day player. There was a lot more learning I had to do. I was dropped in the middle of my career, had to learn some lessons, and it helped free up my Test cricket as well. I ended up playing over 300 games for India,” he said.”It gives me a lot of satisfaction (to reflect) that I had a good Test and one-day career. At one stage, I probably wouldn’t have thought so myself. In many ways, it has been a very pleasing and satisfying career,” he said.Asked whether batting at various positions and keeping wickets helped him to become an all-round cricketer, Dravid said: “I have played in various positions, kept wickets, opened, batted at number three and five. It helped improve my versatility, being challenged to do different things, different positions, learn new skills, batting at 5-6, and facing different bowlers. Keeping and then batting as well as batting and then keeping helped me grow as a person and as a cricketer.”Asked if he was asked to lead the side in his final ODI, Dravid said: “I don’t think I would lead the side. M.S. Dhoni has led the side well. I have got enough respect and recognition for what I have done. It would be lovely to win though (tomorrow), irrespective of what happens.””We were very good at Lord’s, unfortunately, we couldn’t get over the line. Hopefully we can do so here tomorrow,” he said.Dravid said after he was dropped from the ODI side, he found it difficult to adjust to Test cricket.”Initially I found it difficult. I was used to playing continuously all the time. There were gaps as big as six months. When it was the off-season in Indian domestic circuit, I found it difficult. Going straight into Tests with no side games was a challenge for me. I had to learn to adjust to it, get fitter and work harder. It helped, and I was also able to iron out a few flaws in my game, as well as spend time with my family.”Dravid said making the final in the 2003 World Cup was one of the highs of his career and leading the team to a first round exit in the 2007 World Cup was the lowest.”Reaching the 2003 World Cup finals and getting so close was a high. Then watching India win the World Cup this year was extremely satisfying. I watched Kapil Dev lift the trophy as a 10-year-old, and now towards the end of my career, seeing another Indian team do it and realizing you have been a part of that journey has been satisfying,” he said.”Captaining the team in the 2007 World Cup was a big disappointment. I think we had a team which could have done better, but then we lost to Bangladesh and missed out,” he rued.advertisementDravid said that England, who humiliated India in the summer, are yet not ready to be compared along with the great Australian and the West Indies.”There’s no doubt when England comes to India in October, they would find different conditions. That would be a challenge for them. They have proved to be a good side in their home conditions. They have got the potential but it’s not easy,” said Dravid.”It’s unfair to compare them with the Australians and West Indies of the past. They were consistent for a long period of time and in various conditions. West Indies won in India and Australia in 2004. England need to go to various countries and win, in South Africa and in India,” he said.- With inputs from IANSlast_img read more

London Olympics: Natalya Antyukh wins gold in 400m hurdles

first_imgRussian Natalya Antyukh won the gold medal in women’s 400m hurdles on Wednesday by posting a personal best of 52.70 seconds, holding off Lashinda Demus of the US, who took silver in 52.77. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic received the bronze for 53.38.”This has been very special. I cannot express the words,” said Antyukh, who took the bronze in Athens in the 400m flat.”I only started the hurdles in 2009. I have done a lot of work, to get a PB is amazing- a world record soon would be great,” she said.Demus, the reigning world champion, said she was “grateful to be on the podium.””Of course I wanted the gold medal. I wanted it so bad I can’t explain how bad. I started crying because I knew how bad I wanted it.”Hejnova said she was shocked by her performance.”It is a fantastic day for me. I didn’t expect it, as I was fourth at the European Championships,” she said, referring to the competition in Helsinki in June.Defending champion Melaine Walker of Jamaica crashed out in the heats.last_img read more

Hockey legend Dhyan Chand faced apathy

first_imgDhyan Chand served the army for 55 long years, but the institution as well as the governments of the day did not treat him as well as the best ever hockey player of the country deserved.Even when Dhyan Chand was admitted to the general ward of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi in 1979, a few days before his death, and in a city where the army headquarters and the central government are based, the shabby treatment continued.Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar, also a former India hockey captain, picks two words to describe the apathy towards his illustrious father – “total neglect”.”My father was a principled man. When some family members would request him to seek government assistance, he would say he did his job of playing hockey well and others in positions too should do their job responsibly,” Ashok Kumar said.”While Dhyan Chand never approached people for assistance, he was totally neglected by the army as well as the Uttar Pradesh and central governments,” he said on Wednesday, the day Olympic silver medallist Subedar Vijay Kumar, who had complained of being ignored for promotion for six years by the army, returned home.Ashok Kumar, an upright person like his father, said when Dhyan Chand was admitted to AIIMS for about 12 days, no one from either the army or the government enquired about his health after the legend complained of stomach ache and also showed signs of dementia.Ashok Kumar said the family wanted to take Dhyan Chand abroad for treatment, but were sceptical of approaching anyone in the army or government for assistance.advertisement”He used to get a paltry amount of Rs 200 as from the army and that too stopped after his death on December 3, 1979. There was no further support from the army or the government. It was because he was a disciplined man and had no strings to pull,” Ashok Kumar, who himself silently watched certain undeserving players in the Indian Airlines get out of turn promotion before retiring, said.While sympathising with Vijay, Ashok Kumar cites his father’s case. “He joined the Army in 1922 during the British Raj. But what did the government do for him in the 32 years he lived in independent India?” he asked.”When my father died, no one from the army came to offer condolences. I rushed from AIIMS to Panchkuian Road crematorium to hire one of those black lorries to take his body to Jhansi, our native place. It was then people woke up and someone said his body would be taken in a helicopter,” Ashok Kumar said.last_img read more

Olympics: Wrestler Yogeshwar loses in pre-quarters, may get chance to fight for bronze

first_imgIndian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the 66 kilograms category at the London Olympics. He was outclassed by reignnig world champion Besik Kudukhov of Russia 3-0. Yogeshwar will now keep his fingers crossed for his conquerer to reach the final as it will give him a chance to fight for the bronze medal in the repechage ronuds. Earlier, Yogeshwar had qualified for the men’s 60kg pre-quarterfinals by beating Bulgarian Anatolie Ilarionovitch Guidea in the first round.The Indian made a brilliant comeback after losing the first period to win the bout 3-1. Guidea won the first period 1-0 but Yogeshwar did well in the second period, bagging it 2-0. Yogeshwar then completely dominated the third and the final period to win it 5-2.last_img

BCCI manages to convince a reluctant English team to tour India using reason, subtle threats

first_imgNasser HussainHow far is Mumbai from Malegaon? Roughly 285 km, the distance between London and Sheffield. For the English cricket community, it became the distance between reality and perception.In the controversy over the England team’s tour of India this winter, British newspapers made Malegaon a suburb of Mumbai, and the,Nasser HussainHow far is Mumbai from Malegaon? Roughly 285 km, the distance between London and Sheffield. For the English cricket community, it became the distance between reality and perception.In the controversy over the England team’s tour of India this winter, British newspapers made Malegaon a suburb of Mumbai, and the entire country too close to Afghanistan for cricket’s comfort.The fuss dragged on for as long as the war, ending last week when 14 of the original 16 selected agreed to tour. The controversy played out in the British media distracted the Indian board from shouting at its team in South Africa, and ensured that the image of English cricket slipped back to one of moaning tourists out of touch with the rest of the world.TOURING SCARS: Andy Caddick (left) and Robert Croft’s pullout has led to grumbling, adding to Nasser Hussain’s woesJohn Carr, director of cricket operations, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Tim O’Gorman, Professional Cricketers’ Association representative, and Peter Holland, first secretary, British High Commission, Delhi, travelled to Kolkata last week seeking reassurances about security.Every cricket team travelling to India has plainclothes Special Branch officers and uniformed policemen, an exclusive protection force of about 30 men, attached to it. When the three Englishmen met BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, there were indications they talked about higher security-including, sources say, Black Cat commandos.Dalmiya insists security was hardly discussed during the Kolkata meeting but it’s not likely the Englishmen merely indulged in polite chitchat over tea. Specially since the BCCI chief had played a key role in forcing the ECB’s hand.advertisementThe decision to tour was prompted by a round of cricket diplomacy, Dalmiya style. When he heard of English reluctance to tour for fear of being caught in “anti-American riots” and general “civil unrest”, Dalmiya marched into the International Cricket Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, threatening to “reconsider” India’s reciprocal tour of England next year.The ECB did a U-turn, invited British High Commissioner in India Rob Young to Lord’s to give the team the lowdown about life in the wild east. When five players dragged their feet over a final decision, Dalmiya spelt out a deadline of November 5. The ECB’s letter of confirmation was in the BCCI’s office in Mumbai on October 31.THREE’S COMPANY: (From left) Tim O’Gorman, John Carr and Peter Holland meet Jagmohan Dalmiya in KolkataThe England squad will arrive with some trepidation. It is learnt that coach Duncan Fletcher had “severe reservations” about touring, staying put at home in South Africa and making no attempt to persuade his players to make the trip. He has neither called for his customary pre-tour meeting nor put out his training schedule.Fast bowler Andy Caddick, who pulled out, is a reluctant traveller at best. Robert Croft’s decision not to tour was met with much head-shaking: from Indian batsmen waiting to wade into the Welshman’s brand of off-spin.Croft has played 21 Tests in five years and never bowled at Indian batsmen. It appeared that the only Englishman who was more than eager for the tour to be held was captain Nasser Hussain’s father Jawad. Hussain senior said that it was a family dream to have their son captain an England team in India.last_img read more

Sania-Nuria in China Open semis; Hesh-Bopanna in quarters

first_imgSania Mirza and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives progressed to the China Open semifinals after coming from behind to pip Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, here on Thursday.The fifth seed Indo-Spanish pair overcame the fighting German-Czech pair 4-6 6-4 16-14 in one hour and 34 minutes in the quarter-finals.Sania and Nuria were profligate as they squandered as many as eight breakpoints in the first set before conceding lead.They lost serve in the second set too but broke the rivals twice to draw parity and stretch the issue to the match tie-breaker, which was a tight affair.At the men’s competition, running simultaneously, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have reached the quarter-finals after scoring a dominating 6-3 6-0 win over Chinese wild card pair of Mao-Xin Gong and Zhang Ze.last_img read more

Rahul Dravid will continue to be the role model

first_imgSachin Tendulkar undoubtedly qualifies to be among the greatest ever cricketers of the world; Virender Sehwag one of the greatest entertainers who can dismantle any bowling attack with sheer disdain; Mohammed Azharuddin the master of the wristy strokes.But Rahul Dravid will always remain the universal role model, on and off the field.On the field, Dravid was always concentration personified, impeccable in his approach; off it, he was the ideal cricketer for innumerable youngsters, including Suresh Raina and Abhinav Mukund, two of the master batsman’s greatest disciples currently playing top class cricket.No surprise then that Dravid became the first Indian cricketer ever to give a speech at Bradman Oration in Australia.Raina, who says ‘David bhai’ was like a ‘guardian’ to him, and Mukund idolises Dravid since childhood and both were fortunate enough to play for India alongside their hero. It is, however, difficult to distinguish as to who was more fortunate among the two, Raina or Mukund.When Raina made his One-day International debut in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, in 2005, his hero was the captain. Mukund can take the pride that he made his Test debut on the same day, June 20, as Dravid, though 15 years apart. “I’m lucky enough to have that,” Mukund told Mail Today, excitement virtually dripping from his words.Interestingly, both Raina and Mukund got to bat with Dravid on their ODI and Test debuts, respectively. While Muttiah Muralitharan didn’t let Raina bat more than one delivery, limiting his partnership with Dravid to a solitary run, the Mukund-Dravid partnership in the first Test against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, last year was 15 and 56 runs, respectively, in the two innings.When did Dravid become Mukund’s cricketing hero? “It’s always been Dravid,” he says without batting an eyelid. “You have to see my interviews from the time I was 11 or 12; you will see the same name coming up.” And what are the reasons behind his choice? “A lot… because of this work ethics and, maybe, he was very, very less talented and he made the best use of his talent.”Mukund likes the way Dravid climbed up the ladder by working hard. “I thought he was not as talented as Sachin Tendulkar or Sourav Ganguly, who started their careers with a flourish. Rahul worked hard and today, if you see, he’s probably one of the greatest No.3 who has ever played. So, I’ve immense respect for him. He’s my childhood idol,” vouches the Tamil Nadu opener.After the first two Tests, Mukund had to make way for Virender Sehwag when he joined the team in England last year. But after the four-match Test series, Mukund had a oneon-one chat with Dravid.”I spoke to him after the last Test match in England. I asked him a few things about how to work on my batting, just like I would ask a lot of the other senior players,” said the 22-year-old left-handed batsman. “It’s important that you realise for yourself what you want. As a professional cricketer it’s important that you realise it. Obviously, I’d ask him about a lot of tips when I approach him. But at the end of the day, it’s what I take from him.”Another reason that could have brought the two closer to each other is that Mukund and Dravid work for the same company. “I was lucky enough to interact in Bangalore [during the India-New Zealand Test in August]; spoke to him for a while. It’s very easy to go up to him and approach him, also because we work in the same company, India Cements,” he pointed out. “I always go up to him and ask him if I need anything.Political affiliations blur in sportsadvertisement Ex-cricketer and MP Kirti AzadIt is an old saying and belief that in sports, especially a team game like cricket or hockey, make no distinction between caste, creed or colour. We may well add another category: ‘irrespective of party politics/affiliation’. This can be said particularly after what we saw and heard during Kirti Azad’s crusade to cleanse the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).In five months, Azad, a former Test player and now an MP, has on two occasions set aside his affiliation to the BJP and spoken strictly for sports and sportspersons. The first time it was in April when he “welcomed” Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha. “It will be a pleasure to welcome him in Parliament,” he wrote in a special piece for Mail Today.Interestingly, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by Congress, which is leading the coalition government at the Centre, and remains the main threat for the main Opposition, BJP.On Tuesday, Azad invoked former Congress chief Jawaharlal Nehru, also the first PM of India. While commenting on the allegation that a few umpires may have given wrong decisions in return for money just before the World T20 began in Sri Lanka, Azad recalled Nehru’s famous saying on the “spirit of the game”. “Nehru said we should play the game in the spirit of the game. And we should inculcate this spirit right from the beginning, from grassroots,” Azad said outside the Ferozeshah Kotla.More aspirants for coaches’ jobsadvertisementDronacharya Award-winning athletics coach J.S. Bhatia with President Pranab MukherjeeMore and more people are applying for the 200 posts of coaches advertised by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Over 1,000 people had applied for these Grade III posts (since re-designated as ‘assistant coach’), advertised last year, before the SAI decided to cancel the process and add the interview segment to the recruitment process. Sources said all those who had applied last year need not send their applications again as they are eligible for the written test and interviews, which will be conducted depending on candidates’ performance in the theory test.”We are getting a good response to our latest advertisement. These could be the people who might have missed out last year or may have become eligible after the expiry of the deadline last year,” he said. The last date for applying is October 15 and for those living in the North-East, it’s October 22. “Actually, the requirement of coaches is more than 200. But we are trying to fill these vacancies in a phased manner, so that a good balance is maintained between senior and junior coaches,” he said.Out of the 200 posts, there are vacancies for 38 boxing coaches, followed by taekwondo (22), archery and athletics (18 each), and judo and wrestling (14). “These posts have been advertised on the basis of the manpower that SAI’s regional centres/field units require. Coaches are retiring virtually every month. The need for more boxing coaches has arisen because the coaches that we currently have are aged and many are retiring. We need more boxing coaches,” he pointed out.– The bogey of PILCOM, the organising committee constituted to organise the 1996 cricket World Cup in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, continues to haunt the BCCI. Tax-related issues of not just PILCOM, but its Indian arm, INDCOM, is hanging fire even more than 16 years after the World Cup was successfully staged. The BCCI, in its latest balance sheet, has shown Rs 6.55 crore as receivable from PILCOM. During the financial year 2008-09, the BCCI received Rs 9.12 crore from PILCOM account maintained with Citi Bank in London. But the BCCI says there is some ambiguity about this amount, and therefore the confusion.last_img read more

JP Calvo shows what he has to offer as he wins MVP in 2018 PBA Draft Combine

first_imgNCAA rivals CJ Perez of Lyceum and Robert Bolick of San Beda were tabbed as early as the duration of Season 94 but Calvo just turned a deaf ear to the noise.“Actually I never thought of those topics, I never thought of the no.1 and no.2 spots in the Draft,” said Calvo who helped lead the Knights to a 13-5 record and the third seed of Season 94.“I’m just thinking what team wants me and where I will sign.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MANILA, Philippines—JP Calvo was already one of the better point guards in the collegiate level during his final years with Letran and he showed his worth he topped all applicants for the 2018 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino 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 Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The diminutive floor general was named the MVP of the PBA Draft Combine Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center after leading Team A-2 over Team A-3, 76-64, in the finals.Although he had a game-high 23 points in that game, Calvo said he was just trying to put on a respectable show so the PBA coaches who attended the Combine would take notice of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I didn’t expect that I would perform this way, maybe Lord just gave me this one,” said Calvo in Filipino. “But I really prepared for this so I could make sure that I will play well.”Calvo, despite his notoriety in the NCAA, was often overlooked especially when the conversation turns to the prospective top picks. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Undermanned Pasig Grindhouse Kings reign anew in Chooks 3×3

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash “We kinda just picked our spirits up. Dylan is a great leader, so him being on the court or the sideline, he’s gonna have the same effect,” Statham said as Ababou watched and cheered from the sidelines. “We wanted to win it for us and also for Dylan. We have two weeks now so he has time to heal up and get back to us.”In the semifinals, the Pasay dumped Valenzuela, 21-12, to set up a finals meeting against Pasig, which triumphed over the San Juan Knights, 21-16, in the other semis matchup.“Pasay we’ve seen a few times. Obviously, we wanted to play Bataan, we wanted revenge, but that will probably come in a few weeks. But Pasay is a good team. They’re super physical. They’re a tough team to beat so it was a lot of fun,” Statham said.Roosevelt Adams led Pasay with seven points in a losing effort. ADVERTISEMENT Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic dispatches Bjorn Fratangelo to reach 3rd round 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 Taylor Statham led Pasig with seven points, including two clutch baskets in the final minute to overcome a gritty effort from Pasay. The Kings missed the services of Dylan Ababou in the semifinals and finals after sustaining a right calf injury.“I feel like it started early this week, we just had to refocus,” Statham said. “It’s important for us to regain focus, be cohesive as a team again, and the chips fell into their place.” FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe victory propelled Pasig, which also secured the top seeding in the Grand Finals on March 31 at SM Fairview Events Center, to the top of the table with 380 total points.Troy Rike added four points while Joshua Munzon chipped in with three in the highly-physical affair. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments Pasig Grindhouse. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOShorthanded Pasig Grindhouse still found a way to rule the fourth leg of the Chooks Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup on Saturday at SM Megamall Events Center.Playing with only three players after the elimination round, Pasig Grindhouse displayed its championship pedigree in outlasting the Pasay Voyagers, 14-12, in the finals for its second President’s Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Porto hopes veteran Iker Casillas can lead team to a comeback

first_imgPorto’s Danilo Pereira, center, Pepe, center right, and Iker Casillas, far left, attend a training session at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 8, 2019. Porto will play Liverpool in a Champions League quarter final soccer match on Tuesday. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)Porto didn’t think twice when it saw an opportunity to bring in a veteran like Iker Casillas.The goalkeeper was gradually losing his starting place at Real Madrid, the team where he thrived for more than a decade, and Porto immediately grabbed the chance to lure him in to a new career in Portugal.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We have a two-goal deficit to make up against a very strong team that is quick on the break,” Porto coach Sergio Conceicao said Tuesday. “Getting the attacking balance right is fundamental. We have to work for defensive organization and we are 100 percent focused and aware of what our opponents are doing.”Casillas didn’t play when Porto was routed 5-0 by Liverpool at the Estadio do Dragao last season in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Conceicao’s decision at the time to go with Jose Sa in goal proved costly, as the demoralizing home defeat started with a mistake by the goalkeeper.The coach isn’t expected to make the same mistake this time, and Casillas is set to start on Wednesday against Liverpool’s powerful attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, the players who netted all five goals in Liverpool’s rout last season.“Last year was a false result,” Liverpool midfielder James Milner said. “We know how good they are.”Casillas was in the Real Madrid team that lost 5-0 on aggregate to Liverpool in the round of 16 of the Champions League in 2009, but he succeeded against the English team in a pair of victories for the Spanish club in the group stage of the 2014-15 season. The 37-year-old goalkeeper won three Champions League trophies with Real Madrid, in addition to one World Cup and two European Championships with Spain’s national team.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono was ready Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ He is the player with the most appearances and most clean sheets in Champions League history, and has played the most consecutive seasons in the competition.Helping Casillas on Wednesday will be the return of central defender Pepe, who also has the experience of having won three Champions League titles with Real Madrid. Pepe missed the first leg in England because of a suspension, as did playmaker Hector Herrera.“There is no desire for revenge. Last year’s result is in the past,” Herrera said. “We have a great opportunity to continue to make history and we do not want to waste this opportunity. They have the advantage, but I believe in the ability we have as players and as a team. I am very confident and I believe we can get a good result and keep our Champions League dream alive.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The club knew all that international experience and those numerous Champions League records would soon come in handy.With the Spanish World Cup winner in goal, Porto won its first Portuguese title in five years, and is playing in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 2014-15. It is trying to reach the semifinals for the first time since it won the tournament in 2004 under Jose Mourinho for its biggest triumph.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, logisticsPorto on Wednesday will need the best of Casillas — who signed from Real Madrid in the summer of 2015 — to reverse a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Liverpool.A clean sheet by the veteran Spaniard will be crucial if Porto is to advance, as a goal conceded at the Estadio do Dragao will force the Portuguese side to score four times to reach the last four. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

Arafura Games: Philippines hauls gold medals in swimming

first_imgMOST READ The 13-year-old Amogius finished with a time of one minute, 10.53 seconds in the 100m backstroke, around two seconds faster than Western Australia’s Taila Jane Wilkinson (1:12.19) who won the silver.Amogius then clocked in at 2:33.63 in the 200m IM, around three seconds faster than what Wilkinson tallied in the tiff that was held at Parap Swimming Pool.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, logisticsCabalo, meanwhile, cruised in the 400m run finishing the course at 50.73 seconds, two seconds ahead of Northern Territory’s Blair Andrews (52.08) who won the silver and bronze medalist Joseph Salmon (52.34).National University’s stalwart then teamed up with Joviane Calixto, Jason Buenacosa, and Romel Bautista to conquer the 4x100m relay with a time of 43.49 seconds blazing past Northern Territory and Malaysia. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “I’m really happy and I broke all my times. I’m very, very happy and honored to swim for the Philippines because it’s my country and I’m proud to be a Filipino,” said Amogius.“This is my dream to take a gold medal here in Australia because the competition here is something else,” said Cabalo.Other Filipino athletes who also won gold medals in Day 1 were Ivo Nikolai Enot (13-14 men’s 100m backstroke) in swimming, and Abigail Manzano (women’s 3,000m steeplechase), Nicko Caparoso (men’s 3,000m steeplechase), Bruce Fernia (men’s javelin throw), Jessel Lumapas (women’s 400m run), and Mark Anthony Casena (men’s triple jump) in athletics.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Top seed Ateneo braces for FEU as ‘real fight’ begins in Final 4 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo from Team Phil – Arafura Games 2019 FacebookMANILA, Philippines—Lora Micah Amogius and John Lloyd spearheaded a massive gold medal haul for the Philippines after the pair became double gold winners in the Arafura Games late Saturday night in Darwin, Australia.Amogius captured the gold medals in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke and 200m individual medley in swimming while Cabalo ruled the men’s 400m run and the men’s 4x100m relay in athletics to lead the Philippines’ haul of 10 gold medals in Day 1.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, NBA’s first millennial head coach

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ View comments When Rosas was hired earlier this month , Timberwolves chief executive officer Ethan Casson said there was no mandate from owner Glen Taylor to keep Saunders in charge on the sideline, but even Casson acknowledged Taylor’s unabashed fondness for the son of the late Flip Saunders, who was one of the most instrumental figures in the history of the 30-year-old franchise.After Thibodeau was fired on Jan. 6 , the Timberwolves finished just 17-25 under Saunders, but players unabashedly endorsed his leadership. His fifth season as an assistant coach with the team presented a most unexpected promotion to the job his father held over 11 different seasons, including a one-year return in 2014-15 before he died of cancer. Ryan Saunders, who is the 13th head coach in Timberwolves history, even has some of the same facial expressions and nervous tics on the sideline that his dad once displayed.The highlight of the season for the Timberwolves, after they started slowly during Jimmy Butler’s trade demand saga and before they faded late amid a slew of injuries, was their first win under Saunders, a 119-117 decision at Oklahoma City on Jan. 8 on the heels of the ouster of Thibodeau, who held the dual role of president and coach. Saunders was soaked with water by the players, a handful of whom being older than him, in a joyful postgame celebration in the visiting locker room .Though the Timberwolves wound up with a 36-46 record in 11th place in the Western Conference, players spoke often of an enlightened environment around the team after Saunders took over. While also showing an eagerness to experiment with more innovative on-court strategies, he developed a rapport with the majority of the roster.Much of the tension present last season traced to Butler’s dissent, before he was dealt to Philadelphia, but Thibodeau’s old-school style and in-game intensity never appeared to bring out the best in some of the team’s younger players.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this March 9, 21019, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders directs his players against the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ryan Saunders are finalizing a contract to make the 33-year-old their permanent head coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, May 20, 2019, because the Timberwolves had yet to announce the decision made by new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)MINNEAPOLIS— The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA.The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this past season, the role long held by his father. The widely expected decision was made by new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Though the won-loss record didn’t receive a bump, several of the players were noticeably more productive in the second half of the season under Saunders than in the first half with Thibodeau. All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns and second-leading scorer Andrew Wiggins, for example, each posted increases in shooting, scoring, rebounding and assists.“He gets guys. He connects with them, and you are willing to go that extra mile,” backup point guard Tyus Jones told reporters late in the season.Said Towns, prone to hyperbole: “He’s the greatest communicator, possibly, in the NBA. The process has been so much easier when you have a person like that. The culture is getting better every single day.”Saunders spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards before returning to his home state to work for his father. He was a walk-on in college at Minnesota, where Flip Saunders also played.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ve known Ryan for many years and have always respected his approach to the game, work ethic, basketball knowledge and passion,” Rosas said in a statement.“His coaching style and philosophies are ideal for the modern NBA, and I am confident that as a partner he will get the most out of our players as we build an identity and a sustainable winning model.”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, logisticsWith Saunders and the 40-year-old Rosas, the Timberwolves have a leadership duo that, at the combined age of 73, is only three years older than San Antonio president and coach Gregg Popovich and 12 years older than their predecessor Tom Thibodeau.The next-youngest coach in the league behind Saunders is Sacramento’s Luke Walton, who is 39. He just missed the millennial cutoff, defined by the Pew Research Center as people with birth dates between 1981 and 1996.last_img read more

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 NBA Finals lead

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Golden State hopes to get healthier by Game 4 on Friday night back at Oracle Arena.Lowry contributed 23 with five 3-pointers and Green had 18 points with six 3s after Pascal Siakam got the Raptors rolling early as Toronto shot 52.4% and made 17 from deep.“I give our guys a lot of credit. I thought we answered a lot of runs,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “Each time they chipped, we kind of answered back. And that’s kind of what you got to do if you’re going to keep your lead.”The Warriors trailed 96-83 going into the final quarter then Curry’s three free throws at 10:37 made it a seven-point game before back-to-back baskets by Serge Ibaka.Siakam scored 18 points and established the momentum for Toronto from the tip, hitting his first three shots and setting a tone for a defensive effort that stayed solid without the foul problems that plagued the Raptors in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Leonard scored 30 points on a night Curry went off for a playoff-best 47, and the Raptors grabbed a pivotal finals road win by beating banged-up Golden State 123-109 on Thursday (Manila time) for a 2-1 series lead.Curry also had eight rebounds and seven assists but couldn’t do it all for the two-time defending champions, down starters Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and key backup big man Kevon Looney because of injuries.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, logistics“They outplayed us. They deserved it,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m very proud of our effort, and now we just got to bounce back and hopefully get back here in here Friday night and hopefully get a little healthier and get some guys back.”Splash Brother Thompson missed his first career playoff game after straining his left hamstring late in Game 2, while Looney is out the rest of the series after a cartilage fracture on his right side near the collarbone that also happened Sunday. Durant, a two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP, is still out because of a strained right calf. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He missed his eighth straight game since the injury May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.Thompson was hurt in Game 2 on Sunday and was to be evaluated by the training staff before tipoff. He didn’t end up warming up on the court.Thompson did some running and shooting earlier in the day but Kerr said the Warriors weren’t going to play him “if there’s risk” of further damage at this stage of the series.DeMarcus Cousins went to the locker room late in the game to be checked but Kerr expects him to be fine.ORACLE OVERDUEThe home fans waited 20 days between home playoff games with the long layoff after the Western Conference finals sweep of Portland then Golden State opening the finals in Toronto.It had been since Game 2 against the Trail Blazers on May 16 that the Warriors hosted — the second-longest lapse between home games since the current 16-game, four-round format was established in 1983.The Warriors hosted a Game 3 in the finals for the first time since winning the 1975 title, having begun at home in each of the previous four. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Golden State greatly missed not only Thompson’s touch from outside but also his stifling defense.Nurse challenged his team to produce more defensive stops in order to get out in transition — “make them miss more,” he said. Ibaka produced six blocked shots in the effort.“We’re at a point in the series we’ve got to get out and guard these dudes,” Nurse said beforehand.Curry shot 14 for 31 including 6 of 14 on 3s while making 13 of 14 free throws in his sixth career 40-point playoff performance.Nurse pulled out a box-and-one to try to stymie Curry in Golden State’s 109-104 Game 2 win, then the Raptors made Curry’s short-handed supporting cast try to beat them this time — and it sure worked.TIP-INSRaptors: All five Toronto starters scored in double digits and Fred VanVleet added 11 off the bench. … The Raptors began 10 for 14 and scored 12 early points in the paint. .. Former Warriors G Patrick McCaw, who departed after last season in contract dispute, drew boos from the crowd when he checked into the game late in the first.Warriors: Curry’s 17 first-quarter points matched his most in the period for the postseason. He also did so on April 27, 2014, against the Clippers. … In the first half, Curry was 4 of 8 from 3-point range the rest of the Warriors 1 for 11. … Green’s streak of double-doubles ended at a career-best six games after he had 17 points and seven rebounds. A 12th overall this postseason would match Denver’s Nikola Jokic for most in the 2019 playoffs. … Tim Hardaway from the Warriors’ “Run TMC” era attended the game.WARRIORS INJURIESDurant went through extensive workouts both Tuesday and Wednesday at the practice facility with the hope he would do some scrimmaging Thursday. While the Warriors weren’t scheduled for a regular practice Thursday, Kerr said some of the coaches and younger players might be called upon to give Durant the full-speed court work he still needs before being medically cleared to return. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 05: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California.  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own.The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Raptors leading Warriors at halftime of Game 3 View commentslast_img read more

Skeletal spine

first_imgThe spine is divided into several sections. The cervical vertebrae make up the neck. The thoracic vertebrae comprise the chest section and have ribs attached. The lumbar vertebrae are the remaining vertebrae below the last thoracic bone and the top of the sacrum. The sacral vertebrae are caged within the bones of the pelvis, and the coccyx represents the terminal vertebrae or vestigial tail.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

Naomi Osaka Beats World No.1 Ashleigh Barty to Win China Open Crown

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. Beijing: Naomi Osaka won a second tournament on the spin as she fought back from a set down to defeat world number one Ashleigh Barty in the China Open final on Sunday.The Japanese two-time Grand Slam champion emerged victorious after 110 minutes in chilly Beijing, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday, after defeating holder Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals, the 21-year-old called her own serve “confusing”.And so it was in the sixth game when Osaka conjured up a double fault, then an ace, then another double fault against Australia’s Barty.Down the line 🔥 @Naomi_Osaka_ @ChinaOpen pic.twitter.com/mJWm6cI7MR— WTA (@WTA) October 6, 2019 The world number four, victorious in her home Pan Pacific Open last month, was broken when she planted a forehand into the net.The former number one appeared mildly uncomfortable with her shoulder, touching it and rotating it between points.Barty, 23, who had strapping down her left calf, wrapped up the first set in 34 minutes and frustration was creeping in for the Australian Open champion Osaka.But much of the crowd in Beijing was pro-Osaka and they were cheering when she broke Barty to move 4-2 up on the way to winning the second set.”Basically I was telling myself to keep fighting even though my attitude was really trash. This is a final, I’m really privileged to be here in the first place, so keep fighting.”“I really wanted to win here, I felt like I had something to prove.” @Naomi_Osaka_ reflects on her @ChinaOpen victory! pic.twitter.com/rOzX7LFPI3— WTA (@WTA) October 6, 2019 Osaka was in control now and broke Barty — who five years ago took a rest from tennis and played cricket — in the first game of the deciding set on the way to victory.This was a third title of 2019 for Osaka and fifth in her short career. Ashleigh Bartychina openjapanNaomi Osaka First Published: October 6, 2019, 5:25 PM ISTlast_img read more