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PH duo enter semis in squash women’s doubles

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The two easily ousted the Thais despite Dalida’s health issues. Dalida played with a strained right hand.The semis matchup against the hometown bets is on Tuesday, 8 p.m.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 men’s team, however, wasn’t so fortunate as Reymark Begornia and Robert Garcia were ousted by Ong Sai Hung and Mohd Farez Izwan of Malaysia, 11-2, 11-6. MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending 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 Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The Filipino duo of Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida entered the women’s doubles semifinals in squash after beating the Thai tandem of Suviva Kitvijarn and Tuddaw Thamronglarp, 11-4, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday.Aribado and Dalida, who drew a bye in the round of 16, arranged a duel with Malaysia’s Chan Yiwen and Nazihah Haris in the semis.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH fencers add 1 gold, 2 silvers, 1 bronze to medal haul SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Read Nextlast_img read more

Maliksi’s scoring prowess delivering results for Blackwater

first_imgLATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 The former NBA veteran offered high praise for Maliksi, whom he also credited for his big fourth quarter production.“”He keeps the defense honest. That fourth quarter, I was able to get a lot of one-on-one and I feel like I could score on anybody,” said Walker, who finished with 19 points in the final frame.“In the end, it was just fitting that the new game that came in and giving us that new weapon, he put it in and it was a great shot. I felt more happy about that than any of my points,” he added.The 29-year-old Walker marveled at Maliksi’s demeanor even in the pressure-packed situations.“Just how calm he was, he was ready. He’s just cool and confident. He’s never out of character and he’s always under control. He’s just a scorer.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Source: Wade to sign with Cavaliers, reunite with LeBron E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img PBA IMAGESAllein Maliksi has made a name for himself as a reliable scorer—never gun shy and always ready to shoot.And Maliksi has been everything the Elite had hoped for him to be when they acquired him from Star in a four-player trade a little over two weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ “Maliksi is indeed a big help on the offensive end. Only in his third game, still getting confused on our set plays but he’s a fast learner and we expect him to blend with the other players as we play more games,” Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac said after the Elite stunned the Meralco Bolts, 92-91, at the start of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday.Since his arrival at Blackwater, Maliksi has been averaging 22 points per game through three outings, including a 29-point debut in a victory over GlobalPort.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 shutoutMaliksi scored 15 points in the upset victory over the Bolts, delivering his team’s last four points in the final 33 seconds, none bigger than his game-winning jumper with 9.5 ticks left.Maliksi and import Henry Walker came up big in the fourth quarter. Walker scored the Elite’s first 18 points in the period while Maliksi provided the finishing touches. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Pirates and the Red Lions clash in the first game on Thursday, with the former aiming for an unprecedented 18-0 sweep, while the latter gunning to avenge their lone loss of the season.Also at stake is the top spot, as a San Beda win ties them with Lyceum at 17-1. But for the former to move up to number one, they have to beat the latter by more than five points.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 shutoutBut if the Pirates triumph on Thursday, that will turn the playoffs into a stepladder semis, with the Intramuros-based crew earning an outright berth in the best-of-3 Finals.Meanwhile, Arellano (9-9), Letran (9-9), and San Sebastian (8-9) are all making their case for the last semifinal ticket, and after Tuesday’s playdate, the Chiefs and the Knights are tied. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters 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 View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa However, it can still be a three-way logjam for the fourth spot if San Sebastian topples Perpetual in the final eliminations game on Thursday, giving them identical 9-9 marks.In that scenario, the Golden Stags will have a bye owing to their superior plus-30 quotient over the two, leaving the Knights (minus-9) and the Chiefs (minus-21) facing off in the first playoff on Friday.The winner of that duel will take on San Sebastian next week with the fourth semifinals seat hanging in the balance.One thing’s for sure, all NCAA teams still in the Final Four race will have their eyes firmly locked in on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hong Kong expects Standhardinger to play full season in ABL Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEvery game matters, especially for the last remaining teams  in the playoff chase of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Lyceum (17-0), San Beda (16-1), and Jose Rizal University (11-7) have all clinched their seats in the Final Four, but of the three, only the Heavy Bombers are locked in at the third spot.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pacquiao ‘extends’ McGregor challenge

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTOManny Pacquiao just let out a subtle invitation for Conor McGregor to fight him next year.On Thursday afternoon, the Fighting Senator posted on his Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ “Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma,” read the message, which was written below a picture of McGregor looking relaxed sitting on a sofa.Pacquiao hasn’t fought since losing the World Boxing Organization to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July, opting to bypass a rematch clause to concentrate on his legislative duties in the Philippines.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 shutoutMcGregor also hasn’t fought since bowing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a megabuck boxing bout last August.With a fight against the mixed martial arts superstar sure to bring in oodles of money, even boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya has hinted he’s going to come out of a seven-year retirement to tangle with the Irishman. Though he’s a certified billionaire, Pacquiao is still hoping to land one or two lucrative fights before hanging up his gloves. And McGregor is at the top of the pay scale. —ROY LUARCA Foton tries to snap F2 Logistics win streak Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Howard, Walker help Hornets send Nets to 8th straight loss

first_imgView comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Howard set the tone from the start, with 10 points and 11 rebounds after just 10 minutes of play in the first quarter in leading the Hornets to a 32-28 edge.“That first quarter really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It wasn’t going as well with Dwight Howard in there, but we all have to help him (center Jarrett Allen) and do a better job; that is a load and a half.”Hornets coach Steve Clifford, who was an assistant in Orlando when Howard began his NBA career there, said he is surprised the 32-year-old who has had both knee and back surgery still is capable of nearing his career high in rebounds (26).“You’re talking about a guy that’s had major knee surgery and major back surgery,” Clifford said. “You’d never know it.”It is what his Hornets teammates have come to expect from Howard, who recorded his 37th double-double.ADVERTISEMENT “When guys get into a rhythm of playing 3-4 times a week, even though they’re fatigued, they’re in a rhythm,” Clifford said. “The break is great for everybody, it’s a reset. You get refreshed. And then the first game or two, it’s a little bit more like early in the season where they’ve got to get back into rhythm, feel comfortable again.”UP NEXTNets: Host Chicago on Monday.Hornets: Visit Washington on Friday. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Even with his exhaustion, Howard dominated the interior Thursday night, grabbing a season-high 24 rebounds while adding 15 points as his Hornets topped the Brooklyn Nets 111-96.Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 31 points on 12-of-22 shooting as the Hornets improved to 25-33 with their second straight win. All five Charlotte starters scored in double digits and the Hornets hit 52.4 percent from 3-point range.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDante Cunningham had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who lost their eighth straight game and fell to 19-41.D’Angelo Russell, starting for the first time since November knee surgery, scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Read Next “That’s what he does, man,” Walker said. “That’s what he does. He gets every rebound, he dominates the paint. It showed in his numbers. Twenty-four? That’s unbelievable, man. We’re going to need that from him every night if we want to make a push. We’re going to need that Dwight Howard to be there every night for us.”Even with Howard’s early dominance, both teams were playing their first game since the All-Star break and had to shake off the accompanying rust that resulted in roller-coaster play. The Hornets held a 55-53 halftime lead after hitting 46 percent behind the arc. Charlotte then had a 13-0 run to start the third quarter, sparked by seven points from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.And the Hornets still needed Walker’s big fourth quarter, when he had 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting, to secure the victory.The Hornets outscored the Nets 31-22 in the fourth, and Howard managed to tack on just two more rebounds to his total in that final quarter.“I was tired,” Howard said with a sigh afterward. “I was tired. I should’ve got more.”TIP-INSNets: Have yet to win in February. Their last win came Jan. 31 against Philadelphia. … Russell started for the first time since Nov. 11. The guard had arthroscopic surgery to “remove loose bodies” in his knee. Russell returned to the lineup Jan. 19, but has been playing in a reserve role. … Allen Crabbe’s second 3-pointer was his 140th of the season, moving him into sole possession of seventh place in Nets’ single-season history.Hornets: Howard had his fifth game of 20 or more rebounds this season, one shy of the most by a player in Charlotte franchise history. … Charlotte has just 10 home games remaining this season. … This marked the first game the Hornets played since general manager Rich Cho was fired last week. Assistant general manager Buzz Peterson has assumed the position in an interim role.STATUS: HOPEFULAtkinson said he’s “hopeful” that both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert will be able to return to the lineup for Monday’s game against Chicago. Hollis-Jefferson has missed the last 10 games with a right groin strain, and LeVert has missed the last four games — the first for a concussion, the last three for a right knee sprain.“I know that’s not an NBA official term — hopeful — but I’m going to stay with hopeful,” Atkinson said. “They both worked out pretty hard again (Thursday) morning, but we’ll see how they look (Friday).”FINDING RHYTHMThe All-Star break has both positives and negatives, according to Clifford. Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) gets by a grimacing Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie, who was caught in a screen by Hornets’ Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dwight Howard said he was tired. He called his legs “noodly” and “wobbly.”“My legs and mind wasn’t on the same page,” the Charlotte center explained. “Next time, I’ve got to make sure they’re on the same page so I can get more rebounds for the team and we can get a good win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forum Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Beermen stay motivated, aim for Grand Slam

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera San Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinning championships is one thing and making history is another.And after San Miguel claimed the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Arwind Santos knows that this group of Beermen have a golden chance to join en elite company by completing a rare Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES 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 San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “That’s one thing in history that our batch hasn’t gotten yet,” Santos said in Filipino.The 2013 PBA Most Valuable Player acknowledges the huge historical implications if indeed San Miguel collects the Triple Crown. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“If we get it, we’ll be compared to the likes of Ramon Fernandez and Hector Calma,” he said, alluding to the 1989 San Miguel squad which pulled off the feat under the tutelage of coach Norman Black.“It’s a motivation for our group that as much as possible, we could get that. And next conference, I think we can and I wish we can.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Santos knows that making an imprint in the history books is no doubt career-defining, one that will put this San Miguel batch together with legendary PBA teams.“If you have your place in history, even if you’re already old or already dead, that’s one of the things basketball fans will always remember,” he said.It’s not like Santos and the rest of the Beermen haven’t achieved anything extraordinary yet.In fact, this version of San Miguel has already won five titles in eight conferences including the 2016 Philippine Cup where it became the only team in the rich history of the PBA to come back from a 0-3 series deficit. They have also ruled the last three editions of the Philippine Cup.Santos, however, said that San Miguel remains hungry as it seeks to extend its dynasty with another title romp in the season-ending Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “When we become champions, we become stronger together. This becomes our bread-and-butter, and we want to continue that this coming conference. We’re thankful that we’re winning the championship, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll stop dreaming,” he said.“The feeling of being a champion is so sweet, so why not do it continually? We’re not getting tired and we’re keeping our feet on the ground. We want to continue dreaming because it’s rare to have a group like this.” View commentslast_img read more

CWG tennis: Bopanna gives India winning start

first_imgIndia were off to a perfect start in the tennis event of Commonwealth Games with Rohan Bopanna demolishing Robert Buyinza of Uganda in straight sets in the men’s singles event in New Delhi on Monday.Bopanna was too good for a player, who has just one ranking point in the ATP charts, as he completed a 6-1 6-4 win in just one hour and two minutes in the first round.The tall Karnataka-lad is scheduled to play a second match on Monday when he pairs up with Nirupama Sanjeev against top seeded Australians Paul Hanley and Rodionova Anastasia.Bopanna on Monday dropped 114 places in the ranking chart to be at 587 but he was coming into the event after playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup tie against Brazil and was hardly troubled by the African player.With two break of serves, Bopanna raced to a comfortable 5-1 lead in the opening set and sealed the lead in just 21 minutes.Buyinza, ranked 1601, overcame the initial jitters and started to serve well in the second set but unforced errors continued to flow from his racquet.After missing four break points, Bopanna converted the fifth to get his first break — in the fifth game — to be up 3-2 in the second set.He had a chance to close the set in the ninth game but Buyinza played his best tennis to save that point. However, he could not stop the Indian from serving out the match in the next game.advertisementBut there was hardly any crowd to celebrate Bopanna’s win at the Centre Court.India’s Poojashree Venkatesh, Rushmi Chakravarthy and the the mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes are also scheduled to play later in the day.last_img read more

We need to perform well as a batting unit, says Smith

first_imgSouth African captain Graeme Smith urged his batsmen to pull up their socks ahead of the crucial third and final Test match against India which will start at the Newlands, in Cape Town from Sunday.”Look, we were poor in Durban as a batting unit. We have had some good honest chats about that. As a batting unit we have been pretty successful, but in Durban we lost our minds a little bit. Hopefully we can gather our strength – the top six especially – for this Test,” Smith told reporters on the eve of the third Test.”Everyone has generally got good records here, and we have played well here in the past. It’s a really strong ground for us. We are hoping to use all that and come out and put in a big performance,” Smith said.The skipper feels that toss won’t be a big factor on the outcome of the match. “Even in Durban, I don’t think the toss was that crucial. It kept nipping around the whole game. Most Test wickets have something in the first session, and get better as the game goes on. It will be a good Test wicket.”The Proteas are obviously sulking after their 87-run defeat on bouncy Kingsmead strip where everyone thought that India won’t have a chance.”When you play on a wicket (Kingsmead) like that, the margin of error is small. We probably lacked a bit of tough discipline at times and making the little things count. In the end, we slightly let ourselves down. During key moments, we were not good enough, and India were better than us.”advertisementThe skipper, however, doesn’t have any complaints regarding his team’s bowling.”From bowler’s point of view, we have kept India under 250 in three of the four innings, and if we can maintain that, and maybe get even tighter, we can keep them under a bit of pressure.”Although Smith didn’t comment about some of the debatable decisions that went in India’s favour but did admit that they would also need a slice of luck to turn the tables.”I think it’s fair to say that we lacked a bit of luck, but you make your own luck at times. As a team, it is hard to look at that as a factor for why you were beaten. You have got to be honest and look at the areas you can improve upon.”The honesty around the team has been good. We realise we were not good enough in that game. After starting so well in Pretoria, it was disappointing. Still an opportunity to win the series, and that’s what we want.”The southpaw feels that it’s not only South Africa but India will also equally be under pressure going into the series decider.”These sort of Test matches, when the game is on the line, the pressure is on both teams to perform. It is going to be a tense match. It’s not something that we haven’t experienced before. We were 0-1 down against England last year, and then came back playing well at the Wanderers.”As a team, the confidence runs deep. It’s not just something that erodes after one game. We have played well over a long period of time. It’s just about reassessing the things, tweaking them and getting right in this game. Things that weren?t good in Durban.”The skipper stressed on the mental aspect of playing back-to-back Test matches between a short gap.”Not really. Back-to-back Tests is a more of a mental thing. We have had a good workout yesterday, especially the batsmen. I think if it clears up, the bowlers will do some work in the middle later. As of now, it’s more about mental preparation and execution of plans in the middle.”When asked about the Newlands strip, the skipper answered,”We know that it will have a bit more of bounce and carry than some of the other Newlands wickets we have played on. The ground is looking magnificent, and the nets are the best I have seen in a very long time, which is great.”It’s a wonderful Test to play in. Great to be here, and the crowds are going to be terrific. Probably one of the more knowledgeable crowds in south Africa.”With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Indian woman pacer Snehal Pradhan reported for suspect action

first_imgIndian women’s cricket team’s medium pacer Snehal Pradhan has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after the first one-dayer against England in Derby. Pradhan was reported by on field umpires Jeff Evans and Graham Lloyd.  Pradhan now has to submit herself to independent analysis and take remedial action if her action is deemed illegal.  However, she is free to continue bowling until the receiapt of the report of the independent analysis by the BCCI.  The 25-year-old has played six ODIs, taking five wickets. Pradhan has six Twenty20 scalps to her credit in four matches.last_img read more

London Olympics: South Korea wins gold in women’s team archery

first_imgSouth Korea won its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women’s team archery competition on Sunday, beating China in a rainy final. Ki Bo-Bae shot the decisive nine-pointer to take the Koreans to 210 points, with the Chinese registering 209.Korea and China, the finalists in Beijing four years ago, went into the halfway stage all square, but the Chinese flagged in the final end as Xu Jing hit consecutive eights to hand the initiative to Korea.By that stage the Koreans already had a two-point lead with an arrow adjudged to have fallen in the 10-point zone rather than nine.It was a seventh straight gold for the Koreans.Japan took third place earlier on Sunday in a bronze medal playoff against Russia for its first-ever podium in the event.Ksenia Perova shot an eight when Russia needed a ten to remain in the bronze medal match, handing third place to the Japanese who won 209-207.The other members of the Russian team were Inna Stepanova and Kristina Timofeeva.Japan’s lineup was Kaori Kawanaka, Ren Hayakawa and Miki Kanie.last_img read more

LOOK: Magnolia players celebrate PBA title with their lucky charms

first_imgMagnolia had their lucky charms with them as they celebrated their first PBA championship after four years.On the confetti-laden floor with thousands of fans cheering in the gallery, the Hotshots cherished the long-awaited moment with their friends and family–and for guards Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon, their newborn children.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: New dads Jio Jalalon, Paul Lee draw inspiration from first-borns After a series of semifinals exits, Magnolia Hotshots got their breakthrough in the PBA Governors’ Cup and returned to the top of the PBA food chain for the first time since winning the Grand Slam in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefJio Jalalon raises his daughter Jiana Skyla in celebration after winning the PBA Govenors’ Cup title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netImport Romeo Travis carries her daughter amid the celebration at Ynares Antipolo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Lee poses with his wife Rubie Chua and their daughter Tokyo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIan Sangalang enjoys a moment with his son. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net MOST READ Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting UP Lady Maroons halt UST Tigresses’ run for PSL Collegiate title LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIEScenter_img Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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 Lee and Jalalon’s kids were born just 11 days apart and both players have played with a spring in their step since then, contributing to Magnolia’s success this season. ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Matthew Wright, Louie Alas hope OT victories strengthen Phoenix

first_imgMOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Phoenix of the past would’ve lost that game, especially after (Pogoy) hit that shot to tie the game. We would’ve crumbled by then,” he said. “But we stuck together, we’re becoming more experienced, and we’re becoming more of a veteran team,” With the victory, Phoenix now enjoys a 2-0 card, good for the top spot in the Philippine Cup. “We’re very happy with this win, but if we go 3-0, I think we’ll be happier since our upcoming assignment is a team coming off a great win,” Alas said.The Fuel Masters brace for a proud Columbian squad who are coming off a victorious outing over reigning champs San Miguel Beer. They lock horns on Jan. 23 at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully they’ll be overconfident. It was their first game, they’re still young, so we’re gonna try and jump them early,” Wright said of the Dyip.“We’ve got more experience than them. We feel like we’re a better team, so hopefully it doesn’t go to overtime and we end the game in regulation,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 Ginebra PBA provincial games ‘coincidental’ but Willie Marcial happy for them Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — It wasn’t the rosiest of outcomes, but Phoenix star Matthew Wright and his coach Louie Alas hope that their narrow win over TNT will pay dividends down the line.“I’m just happy we won. [But] we really have to dig down deep in those kind of situations,” Wright told the press shortly after their 93-84 overtime victory over KaTropa at Ynares Center on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “Two overtimes in two games,” said Alas as he heaved a sigh of relief during the post-game presser. “[M]ore than the win, [I’m happy] with the experience to play a close game,” he added, noting that it affords them an edge in whenever they figure in such tight, testy situations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Last conference, we would lose in such games,” he added.Wright, the gunslinger who was at the forefront of the Fuel Masters offense that spoiled a career performance by RR Pogoy, couldn’t agree more. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Maxx Mobile launches AX356 GenxDroid7 smartphone for Rs 3,696

first_imgMaxx Mobile has launched a new budget smartphone, the AX356 GenxDroid7, for 3,696.The Maxx AX356 GenxDroid7 comes with a 3.5-inch screen having 320×480 resolutions. It runs on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to KitKat.The device has 512 MB of RAM and 12 GB Memory (4 GM ROM, plus an 8GB memory card). It is 3G enabled and powered by Mediatek MT6572M, 1 GHz Dual Core Processor and 1200 mAhBattery.It sports a rear camera with 3.2-megapixel with Flash as well as a 0.3-megapixel front camera. It features WivFi, and Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity options in addition to FM radio, Accelerometer and a Gravity Sensor.The handset is loaded with applications like MAXX World, MAXX life Box, MAXX Care, MAXX New Launch, Getit, Hungama, Office Suite, Opera Mini, OLX, Flipkart, WeChat launcher and Google applications. The Maxx AX356 GenxDroid7 is available at Infibeam and mobile retail shops across the country.last_img read more

Big 12 a bust with early NCAA Tournament flameouts

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Kansas guard Devon Dotson (11) sits on the bench in the closing minutes of the team’s loss to Auburn in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)Bill Self stood in a room just off the court in Allen Fieldhouse on Selection Sunday and lamented that the Big 12 managed to squeak only six schools into the NCAA Tournament.The Hall of Fame coach of Kansas pointed to the impressive nonconference wins that the league racked up in November and December. He highlighted the fact that the league had four of the top seven teams when it came to strength of schedule, including his Jayhawks at No. 1.ADVERTISEMENT Auburn never gave the Jayhawks a chance in an 89-75 victory . Virginia shut down Oklahoma with its vaunted defense. Gonzaga had no problem with Baylor in advancing to the Sweet 16.That left Texas Tech as the lone Big 12 team in a regional final, matching the fewest the league has sent to the second weekend since getting shut out in 1998 — its second year in existence.And if the Red Raiders lose to the Wolverines? The last time the Big 12 failed to get a team to the Elite Eight was 2015, when both of its Sweet 16 entrants got knocked off.“The thing about it is, it’s been a challenging year,” Self said. “I thought our kids hung in there and did a great job, for the most part. Their attitudes and everything was terrific. We didn’t muster up enough momentum like some past teams have to probably go on a run like other teams have.”Self is right in that there were some things beyond the Big 12′s control.In the case of the Jayhawks, they lost star center Udoka Azubuike to season-ending wrist surgery, veteran guard Lagerald Vick left the team and Silvio de Sousa was rendered ineligible by the NCAA after his name surfaced in connection with the FBI probe into Adidas and college basketball corruption.Baylor had to reinvent itself after losing talented forward Tristan Clark to a season-ending knee injury, while Kansas State played long stretches without point guards Kamau Stokes and Cartier Diarra, then entered the postseason without leading scorer Dean Wade because of a foot injury.West Virginia dealt with injuries, defections and all manner of off-the-court strife.Part of the fallout was that the Big 12 failed to get the same kind of NCAA Tournament seeding that it has in past years, and that in turn resulted in tough early matchups. Gonzaga and Virginia are both No. 1 seeds, and Kansas lost to a team in Auburn that just won the SEC Tournament.“I got to be honest with you,” Self said, “when I saw Auburn as the five in our bracket, I’m going, ‘I just watched them play and they’re fast,’ and those are the teams we struggle most against.” MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Well, so much for all of that.The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament was a slap in the face to a league that habitually considers itself the toughest in college basketball. Regular-season co-champion Kansas State was beaten by UC Irvine in the biggest first-round upset, and Big 12 Tournament champ Iowa State lost to No. 11 seed Ohio State in what may have been the second-biggest upset.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, logisticsAll told, the league managed to send only Texas Tech to the Sweet 16, one year after it made up a quarter of all teams in the regional semifinals and still had three left in the Elite Eight.“We’re not supposed to be here,” said Red Raiders coach Chris Beard, whose team is left carrying the banner for the entire league after sharing the regular-season crown with the Wildcats. “They picked us bottom of the Big 12 and we haven’t gotten much respect this year,” Beard continued, “but these guys have continued to keep a chip on their shoulder and just realize that we can do a lot of things if we continue to play as a team.”The Red Raiders have been impressive after limping into the tournament off a stunning loss to lowly West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tourney. The No. 3 seed in the East Region cruised past Northern Kentucky, then routed sixth-seeded Buffalo to reach the Sweet 16.The rest of the Big 12 will be watching as they face No. 2 seed Michigan on Thursday night.“This means everything to me,” said star guard Jarrett Culver, who has led the Red Raiders to back-to-back Sweet 16s for the first time. “I’m glad to be part of it, making history like that. It’s a blessing to be something — be a part of something that special.”The entire conference actually got off to a pretty special start, winning its first four games in the opening round. But things went off the rails when the Wildcats and Cyclones went down in the first round, and the league continued to take its lumps over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Kansas expects to retool heading into next season, particularly if several of its players declare early for the NBA draft. Other schools are young enough that there is reason for optimism heading into next season, and several have solid recruiting classes already in the fold.For everyone but Texas Tech, the work toward next year’s NCAA Tournament already has begun.“I feel bad for whoever has to play us next year,” Baylor’s King McClure said, “because we’re going to be pretty good. The guys following up, another year of growth, summer of work. That is one thing I can say about this group. We work hard, we stay in the gym. The transfers we got coming in. I just feel bad for next year because I think we’re going to be very talented and be very special.” Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:283 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Magic shut down 76ers in 2nd half, close in on 8th spot For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Bucks eliminate Celtics in 5 games, advance to Eastern conference finals

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots during the first half of Game 5 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Bledsoe finished with 18 points. ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Brogdon hadn’t played since March 15. He also had four assists and three rebounds.TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Smart was shaken up after Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez fell on his legs after blocking his shot. Both exchanged pats on the back after Smart got up.Bucks: Ersan Ilyasova had 10 points. Pat Connaughton finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.UP NEXTMilwaukee gets some rest before the start of the Eastern Conference final.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Next up for the Bucks is the winner of the Philadelphia-Toronto series. The Raptors are up 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Thursday night.It’s the first Eastern Conference final for Milwaukee since 2001.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, logisticsKyrie Irving scored 15 points for Boston, which shot 31.2% from the field. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 14.The Celtics clamped down on Antetokounmpo for most of the game, but Middleton, Bledsoe, George Hill and Nikola Mirotic picked up the scoring to help rob the game of any drama in the final minutes. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Hill finished with 16 points, and Mirotic had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon also had 10 points in his return to the lineup after being sidelined by plantar fasciitis.Antetokounmpo picked up his third foul when Jaylen Brown drove to the hoop early in the second half, but he stayed in the game. He stole an Irving pass and slammed it home to make it 65-52 with 6:45 left in the third quarter.Antetokounmpo, one of the front-runners for NBA MVP, closed out the period with consecutive baskets, including a finger-roll layup that gave the Bucks an 80-62 lead.Irving went 6 for 21 from the field in what might have been his final game with Boston. He is eligible for free agency in the offseason, and his future is one of the major questions facing the Celtics this summer.Irving’s only 3-pointer of the night trimmed Milwaukee’s lead to 38-32 with 2:51 left in the second quarter. But Brogdon and Mirotic each connected from long range to help the Bucks to a 52-39 lead at the break.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Dominant as ever Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Hip fracture surgery

first_imgDefinitionHip fracture surgery is done to repair a break in the upper part of the thigh bone. The thigh bone is called the femur. It is part of the hip joint.See also: Hip painAlternative NamesInter-trochanteric fracture repair; Subtrochanteric fracture repair; Femoral neck fracture repair; Trochanteric fracture repair; Hip pinning surgeryDescriptionYou may receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain. You may have spinal anesthesia.With this kind of anesthesia, medicine is put into your back to make you numb below your waist.The type of surgery you have depends on the kind of fracture you have.If your fracture is in the neck ofthe femur (the part just below the top of the bone) you may have a hip pinning procedure.During this surgery:You lie on a special table. This allows your surgeon to use an x-ray machine to see how well the parts of your hip bone line up.Thesurgeon makes a small incision (cut) on the side of your thigh.Special screws are placed to hold the bones in their correct position.This surgery takes 2 – 4 hours.If you have an intertrochanteric fracture (the area below the femur neck), your surgeon will use a special metal plate and special compression screws to repair it. Often more thanone piece of bone is broken in this type of fracture.During this surgery:You lie on a special table. Thisallows your surgeon to use an x-ray machine to see how well the parts of your hip bone line up.Thesurgeon makes a surgical cut on the side of your thigh.The metal plate or nailis attached with a few screws.This surgery takes less than 1 hour.Your surgeon may perform a partial hip replacement (hemiarthroplasty) if there is concern that your hip will not heal well using one of the procedures above. Hemiarthroplasty replaces the ball part of your hip joint.advertisementWhy the Procedure Is PerformedIf a hip fracture is not treated, you may need to stay in a chair or bed. This can lead to life-threatening medical problems, especiallyif you areolder. Because such serious problems can develop, surgery to fix the fracture is often recommended.RisksFollowing are risks of surgery:Avascular necrosis. This is when the blood supply in part of the femur is cut off for a period of time. This can cause part of the bone to die.Injury to nerves or blood vessels.Parts ofthe hip bone may not join together at all or in the correct position.Blood clots inthe legs or lungs.Mental confusion (dementia): Older adults who fracture a hip mayalready have problems thinking clearly. Sometimes surgery can make this problem worse.Pressure sores (also called pressure ulcers or bed sores) from being in bed or a chair for long periods.Before the ProcedureYou will likely be admitted to the hospital because of a hip fracture. You probablywill not be able to put any weight on your leg or get out of bed.Tell your doctor or nurse whatmedicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.On the day of the surgery:You willlikely be asked not to drink or eat anything after midnight before your surgery. This includes chewing gum and breath mints. Rinse your mouth with water if it feels dry, but do not to swallow.Take themedicines your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.If you are going to the hospital from home, be sure to arrive at the scheduled time.After the ProcedureYou will stay in the hospital for 3- 5 days. Full recovery will take from 2- 3 months to a year.After surgery:You will have an IV (a catheter, or tube, that is inserted into a vein, usually in your arm). You will receive fluids through the IV until you are able to drink on your own.Special compression stockings on your legshelp improve blood flow in your legs. These reduce your risk of getting blood clots, which are more common afterhip surgery.Your doctor will prescribe pain medicines. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.You may have a catheter inserted into your bladder to drain urine. It will be removed when you are ready to start urinating on your own. Usually it is removed 2 or 3 days after surgery.You may be taught deep breathing and coughing exercises using a device called a spirometer. Doing these exercises will help prevent pneumonia.You will be encouraged to start moving and walking as soon as the first day after surgery. Most of the problems that develop after hip fracture surgery can be prevented by getting out of bed and walking as soon as possible.advertisementYou will be helped out of bed to a chair on the first day after surgery.You will start walking with crutches or a walker. You will be asked not to place too much weight on to the leg that was operated on.When you are in bed, bend and straighten your ankles often to increase blood flow to help prevent blood clots.You will be able to go home when:You can move around safely with a walker or crutches.You are correctlydoingthe exercises to strengthen your hip and leg.Your home is ready.Follow any instructions you are given about how to care for yourself at home.Some people need a short stay in a rehabilitation center after they leave the hospital and before they go home. At a rehab center, you will learn how to safely do your daily activities on your own.You might need to use crutches or a walker for a few weeks or months after surgery.Outlook (Prognosis)You will do better if you get out of bed and start moving as soon as you can after your surgery.Health problems that develop after this surgery are oftencaused by being inactive.Your doctor and nurse will help you decide whether it is safe for you to go home after you have had this surgery to repair your hip fracture.ReferencesButler M, Forte M, Kane RL, et al. Treatment of common hip fractures. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2009 Aug;(184):1-85, v.LaVelle DG. Fractures and dislocations of the hip. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. CampbellsOperative Orthoaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 52.Simunovic N, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, et al. Effect of early surgery after hip fracture on mortality and complications: systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2010 Oct 19;182(15):1609-16.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more