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first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “Something is changing,” Sarri said. “At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change (to) another football because at the moment we are playing another football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIt was Chelsea’s third consecutive away loss in the league, following a 2-0 collapse at Arsenal and 4-0 humiliation against Bournemouth.And Sarri completing his first season in charge is now far from certain. 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)MANCHESTER, England — Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri’s side 6-0 in the Premier League.The meeting of the last two champions was a complete mismatch as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick for the second successive weekend.ADVERTISEMENT City regained top spot from Liverpool in its title defense as 2017 champion Chelsea ended the weekend by dropping out of the Champions League places into sixth.Raheem Sterling scored twice — City’s opener in the fourth minute and the sixth in the 80th — and Ilkay Gundogan also netted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Clink, clink: Lindsey Vonn walks away with another medal “I don’t know, you have to ask the club,” said Sarri, who was hired after leaving Napoli. “I am worried about my team, I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club — you have to ask the club.“I didn’t see my football (against City). At the beginning (of the season) it worked. So now we need only to understand the reasons why at the moment it isn’t working … It is not easy. At the beginning, we played better away than at home. Now we are playing better at home than away.”Chelsea had not lost by six goals or more since April 1991 — a year before the inception of the Premier League — when Nottingham Forest beat the west London club 7-0.Chelsea was un-picked after only four minutes at the Etihad Stadium. With a cleverly taken free kick down the right, Kevin De Bruyne released Bernardo Silva, who cut back for Sterling to strike into the net.“I think we started well then we conceded the goal after four minutes in a stupid way,” Sarri said. “In that moment, we needed to stay in the match and we were not able to because we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The match also saw a mistake by Aguero.Aguero should have doubled the lead almost immediately but remarkably missed from close range. Silva had weaved through the area to set up a gilt-edged opportunity but the Argentina forward uncharacteristically poked wide.Manager Pep Guardiola sank to his knees in frustration but he was soon celebrating as Aguero made amends in sensational fashion. The striker played a one-two with Oleksandr Zinchenko outside the area and then unleashed a powerful shot that flew in from 25 yards (meters) in the 13th minute.“Out of nothing,” Sterling said, “he can put the ball in the top corner and players like this, you have got to cherish.”Aguero’s second was gifted to him six minutes later. David Luiz headed clear but Ross Barkley inexplicably headed back into the danger area. Aguero was lurking in the six-yard box and punished the former Everton midfielder with a sharp turn and shot.Chelsea hardly had time to take stock before the visitors conceded again, with Gundogan slotting home in the 25th with a neat shot from the edge after a poor clearance from Antonio Rudiger.City eased off for the remainder of the first half, and Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain even managed to test goalkeeper Ederson with a sharp volley.Although Aguero headed against the crossbar early in the second half, he only had to wait until the 56th to seal his 15th City hat trick — and a record-equaling 11th in the Premier League with Alan Shearer. Sterling was brought down in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta and Aguero stepped up and sent Kepa Arrizabalaga the wrong way from the spot.There seemed to be no let-up from City with De Bruyne firing a free kick at Arrizabalaga and Aguero shooting into the side-netting.Sterling wrapped up a brilliant afternoon’s work after substitute David Silva opened up the Chelsea defense yet again and Zinchenko picked out the winger to tap in from close range. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIndian boxing’s High-Performance Director, Santiago Nieva speaks during a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi on April 30, 2019. – Boxing must quickly fix “controversies” surrounding the sport to keep its Olympic place when a decision is made next month, leading international coach Santiago Nieva said April 30. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)Boxing must quickly fix “controversies” surrounding the sport to keep its Olympic place when a decision is made next month, leading international coach Santiago Nieva said Tuesday.The International Olympic Committee is to deliver its verdict on May 22 on whether to keep boxing at the 2020 Tokyo Games.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid 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 “It’s tough because it is not black and white. It is a grey area when it comes to close bouts.”At the 2014 Asian Games, India’s Sarita Devi refused to accept her bronze medal and tried to hang it on her Korean rival instead, who won the women’s semi-final on a unanimous decision.Devi — who dumped the medal on the podium and stormed away in tears — was later banned for a year.But the 37-year-old, who won bronze at the Asian Championships in Bangkok, feels the experience changed her.“I have matured a lot in all these years. But I have sacrificed a lot to be still relevant in Indian boxing,” said Devi, who insisted she would try to reach the Olympics if it is still in the contest.Nieva said that if boxing keeps its place, he was confident that India — the land of the legendary Mary Kom — has a fast-improving pool of boxers with a chance of winning a medal.India finished the Asian championships with two gold medals, four silver and seven bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PLDT escapes Cignal, nabs PSL Grand Prix bronze Nieva, director of the Indian men’s and women’s teams and a senior member of the AIBA international federation coaches commission, said he was “worried” about the looming decision.“I think they will find a way but… in boxing we tend to exaggerate our importance for the Olympic movement,” the Swedish coach told AFP.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“We think that we are so pure, one of the oldest, but for other people who are not into boxing, they see it more from a commercial and political standpoint.“They don’t want controversies, they don’t want scandals at the Olympics and boxing is giving controversies over and over again,” said Nieva. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The IOC froze boxing’s preparations for next year’s Games to give the sport time to clean up its image after allegations of bout-fixing tainted the 2016 Rio Olympics.An inquiry into AIBA governance and its anti-doping programme is also being held.In response, the “right to protest” a referee’s decision is to be re-introduced at the world championships in September.Nieva said India had been on the receiving end of judging blunders, and highlighted the 49kg final at the Asian Championships in Bangkok when Deepak Singh lost his final to Nodirjon Mirzahmedov of Uzbekistan.“We felt it was very clear,” Nieva said. India was certain Singh had won, and the coach said this is an example which showed the rules are “meaningless”.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgOn Sunday, Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengaluru Bulls will lock horns with each other. The match will be played at the Thyagraj Sports Stadium, and will be the second match of the sixth week of PKL 2019 for both the teams. The first match of the day and 58th match of PKL 2019 Season 7 will start at 7.30pm IST.With 12 teams on board, the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League 2019 started on July 20, 2019. The teams include Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha are the participants. The PKL season 7 will be ending on October 19, 2019. Team Jaipur Pink Panthers, currently enjoying the top position at the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 score table, will be up against Bengaluru Bulls on August 25. In the first match of the day, both the team will try their best to secure a win at a point when half schedule of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 has already finished. It will be the eleventh match of the series for both the teams.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls start?The first match of the day and 58th match of the series, the Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls clash will be played on the second day of the sixth week of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019. The first match of the day, the Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls clash will begin at 7.30pm IST on August 25, 2019 at Thyagraj Sports Stadium in Delhi.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls clash on TV?The Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. 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. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: August 25, 2019, 1:14 PM ISTlast_img read more

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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. Ajaxajax amsterdamchampions leagueChampions League 2019-20 First Published: November 6, 2019, 12:41 AM IST The Champions League 2019-20 will see Chelsea and Ajax lock horns at the Stamford Bridge on Thursday (November 6). Chelsea, who had defeated Ajax last week in their Champions League away, will look to continue their positive run when they meet in the reverse fixture. Meanwhile, Ajax will eye for an early advantage against the Blues in their upcoming away game. Both the sides, Chelsea and Ajax, have six points in their kitty from three games played so far. The Champions League 2019-20 Chelsea vs Ajax fixture will commence at 1:30 am.Frank Lampard’s men may see N’Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso returning to the squad after recovering from the respective injuries. On the other hand, Ajax are expecting Edson Alvarez to be available for starting XI.UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Chelsea possible starting lineup vs Ajax: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; AbrahamUEFA Champions League 2019-20 Ajax possible starting lineup vs Chelsea: Onana; Mazraoui, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Martinez; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech; TadicWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 1:30 am IST on November 6. There are eight Champions League games tonight with two of them in the early 11:25 pm slot and six that will start at 1:30 am on November 6.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Champions League LIVE in India this season. Chelsea vs Ajax will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Tuesday night.How can I stream it?The Champions League Chelsea vs Ajax live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisementThe disparity of pay between the NBA and the WNBA has gone to astounding levels. Skylar Diggins-Smith who is a three-time WNBA All-Star and the highest-paid player on the Dallas Wings women’s basketball team says she’s still making less money than NBA players who are young and have fewer accomplishments than her.Diggins-Smith spoke up about the massive difference in pay, comparing her salary to Harrison Barnes, the highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks.“I’m the highest-paid player on the Dallas Wings, and my salary is in the low six figures,” Diggins-Smith, who made $115,000 this past season, told Wealthsimple.com. “Harrison Barnes, the highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks, made $24 million last season. He’s definitely younger than me. Do you know his stats? Was he an All-Star? I mean, it doesn’t matter. But last year, I was First-Team All-WNBA, which only goes to five players. I was also a WNBA All-Star for the third time.”Diggins-Smith says 90 percent of WNBA players go overseas in the offseason, earning much higher wages.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgChennai, Feb 25 (PTI) Victorious March, ridden by Zulquar Nain, won the C.S. Loganathan cup, the prime event of the races held here today.The winner, trained by Saddam Iqbal, is a property of Dr Saddam Iqbal, V. Sathish Kumar and Jopseph Prabhakaran.Six favourites obliged in a card of eight events. PTI ROH MAV CMlast_img

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first_imgMumbai, Feb 26 (PTI) Despite an over threefold growth in revenue, low-cost carrier AirAsia India today reported narrowing down of its operating loss to Rs 25.65 crore in the December quarter.The airline had reported a loss of Rs 65 crore in the July-September period of 2015.The statement from the airline did not shared the year on year figures. AirAsia India began operations in June 2014.The loss comes even as every other airline that has declared their numbers has reported record profits on rising traffic coupled with record low fuel costs.The airline, which is promoted by Tata Sons, AirAsia and Arun Bhatia said revenue rose 232 per cent to Rs 208 crore and it registered strong capacity growth of 133 per cent.The revenue increase was due to increased seats factor as well as fare increases, which on an average rose by 12 per cent to Rs 3,626 coupled with a 133 per cent jump in the ancillary revenue per passenger, which grew to Rs 492.In the September quarter, the airline had reported an increase in operational losses at Rs 65 crore, even as its revenues rose during the same period.AirAsia Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said, “Our operations in India are geared to grow further after a year in service as we believe our low fares and excellent product appeal to travellers who remain underserved by air travel.”Load factor improved to 84 per cent amid heightened competition by other players, while total passengers carried increased 134 per cent to 0.51 million,” he said.On outlook, Fernandes said fuel trended lower in the quarter, which undoubtedly remains favourable for all airlines. The group as a whole saw a great end to 2015 with record profitability and looks to 2016 with a positive light.advertisementHe expressed hope that AirAsia India will witness a new phase of growth and will work towards keeping its cost under check, with increased focus on ancillary revenue.Last week, Fernandes had said here that AirAsia India, which has six aircraft in its fleet now, would add two more planes shortly. While launching the carrier, he had said that the airline would add one plane every month. It put on hold the fleet expansion plans citing “lack of clarity” on the policy front. PTI BEN SDL ABK RDSlast_img read more

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first_imgFor the second year in a row, the government faced embarrassing moments in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, as the opposition forced an amendment to the Motion Of Thanks on the President’s address.The Opposition amendment led to the addition of a sentence to the motion, that the government is committed to securing the Fundamental Rights of all citizen to contest elections at all levels.This despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to the upper house to pass the motion without any amendment, as per the tradition.The Prime Minister, in his reply to the debate on the motion of thanks, said: “I will appeal to the members, trusting the President’s vision, withdraw the amendments and Pass the Motion of thanks unanimously.”However, that was not to be.Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad moved the amendment with reference to the education qualifications set for Panchayat Elections in Haryana and Rajasthan, even as the two states were not mentioned in the motion.Despite several attempts by the government, including by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, to urge the chair not to allow the motion to be taken up as it referred to a matter that was state subject, Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien permitted it as it did not refer to any state.The amendment was then passed by the upper house after a division, which involved electronic voting. As many as 94 of the 155 members present in the house voted in favour of the amendment.advertisementInterestingly, none of the Bahujan Samaj Party members were present in the house at the time of voting, even though its supremo Mayawati was present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech.In 2015, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury had moved a motion regretting that there was no mention of corruption and black money in the president’s speech.Azad, during the course of the debate, had asked the Centre to bring in legislation to roll back the provision on minimum educational qualifications, made mandatory for fighting Panchayat Elections in Rajasthan and Haryana.Modi, in his reply, snubbed Azad, and said the parties protesting the imposition of minimum qualifications should give 30 percent tickets to illiterate candidates in the coming Assembly polls (in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry).last_img read more

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first_imgReferring to Jaitleys statement recorded before it, the court said he had relied upon ample material “delineating the individual statements made by accused persons, their tweets, re-tweets and allegations made in the press conference, thus spelling out their specific role in the transaction.””Considering the aforesaid facts and circumstances, taking a prima facie view, in my opinion there are sufficient grounds to summon accused persons namely Arvind Kejriwal, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Raghav Chadha, Deepak Bajpai for the offence under section 500 (defamation) IPC read with section 34 (common intention) IPC,” it said.The court said even though Ashutosh and Kumar Vishwas are residents of Noida and Ghaziabad and beyond its territorial jurisdiction but further inquiry under section 202 of CrPC, relating to postponement of process, was not warranted in this matter as evidence were primarily of a documentary nature.”No fruitful purpose would be served by protracting the enquiry any further and the evidence already recorded shall suffice also for purposes of section 202 of CrPC. Therefore, there is no reason to postpone the issue of process and embark on a further inquiry,” it said.In his complaint, Jaitley had alleged that Kejriwal and others had made defamatory statements that he and his family had made pecuniary gains by associating with M/s 21st Century Media Pvt Ltd, a sports management firm.The court had earlier recorded statements of Jaitley and four other complainant witnesses in the case.On January 5, Jaitley had appeared in the court and said that Kejriwal and five AAP leaders had made “false and defamatory” statements. He had rejected the charge that he had siphoned off money from DDCA for his own benefit.advertisementDuring recording of his statement, Jaitley had said that their statements against him and his family members lowered his dignity in the eyes of the public at large.Jaitley had said Kejriwals statement that he received money when the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium was constructed during his tenure as the DDCA Chief, was false as Board of Directors had constituted a committee to supervise the work and he was not a member of this supervisory committee.Jaitley was the DDCA President from December 1999 to December 2013.Jaitley had on December 21, 2015 filed the criminal defamation case against them and sought their prosecution for offences that entail a punishment of upto two years in jail. PTI UK ABA VMNlast_img read more

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first_imgIt was January 2016 when Jeff Thomson, perhaps one of the fastest bowlers to have played the game, was being inducted in Australia’s Hall of Fame. The visiting Indian team was in the country at the time and Test skipper Virat Kohli decided to have his fanboy moment with the Australian legend. “Thommo, I just wanted to meet you,” said Kohli. (‘Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar’s records’)SILENT ADMIRERLittle did he know that the fast bowling great, who terrorised batsmen during his playing days, had been a silent admirer of his for long. “Mate, I saw you when you were young, loved your attitude, the way you gave it back to the Aussies,” Thomson recalls having told Kohli.”And that was me telling a batsman,” he told India Today Television stressing on the word ‘me’, outlining the weight of the compliment. It was a fast bowler and an Aussie lauding a young Indian batsman for giving it back to them. (Virat Kohli should replace MS Dhoni as India captain in ODIs, T20Is: Ravi Shastri)Kohli’s love affair with Australia is well documented. His 75 at Perth followed by a hundred at Adelaide in the 2012 series signalled the arrival of Kohli – the Test batsman. Subsequently, Kohli has struck many more ODI hundreds there. Australia is also the place where Kohli first led India in a Test match after MS Dhoni’s shock retirement.Thomson said his admiration for Kohli has been from much earlier. “I am not saying because of what he is now but I have always loved Virat from the day I saw him. I liked him from the time he first came to Australia and was a nobody. I thought this kid can bat. I just liked his attitude,” he said.advertisement’A BIT LIKE VIV’Kohli’s heroics in the World T20 and appetite to score big in this year’s Indian Premier League has led to him being compared with former batting greats. And Thomson’s estimation of Kohli has now become even more pronounced.”To me, he bats with a fast bowlers tenaciousness. He gives it back same way it is dished out to him. A bit like Viv Richards,” he said.’KOHLI OUTWARDLY AGGRESSIVE'”He is more aggressive than Sachin. Sachin may have been aggressive with the bat but Virat is outwardly aggressive. Like all good batsmen you talk your tongue with the bat. He talks the talk and walks the walk. He backs it up,” he added.However, not everyone in world cricket is happy with Kohli’s exuberance on the field, sometimes bordering on dissent but Thomson don’t want him to change. “Look if he was in my team and I was the coach I would just love it. If I was a ‘bowler’ in my side, I would want to carry on like that” he says.Quite clearly the next time India go to Australia, amongst the many sporting Australian cricket fans who would queue up to watch Kohli bat, Thomson would be in the first row.last_img read more

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first_imgPhoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) drives on Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph during the second half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — Coach Monty Williams wanted Jevon Carter to slow down. The backup point guard didn’t pay attention.Two unexpected 3-pointers later, the Phoenix Suns had the spark they needed to blow past the Sacramento Kings for a 124-95 win in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect UP NEXTKings: Host Portland on Friday.Suns: Visit Denver on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Doncic-Porzingis debut leads Mavericks past Wizards Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img “Jevon just doesn’t listen to me, that’s pretty much it,” Williams said with a grin. “He just goes nuts, hits shots and defensively he gets all over people. He has selective hearing. I was trying to scream to him to slow down, but he’s a pitbull. That’s what I love about him.”While the reserves stepped up, the starters played well, too.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDevin Booker had 22 points and 10 assists, and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 21 points. Veteran guard Ricky Rubio had 11 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and four steals in his first game after signing a three-year deal worth $51 million.It was an encouraging night for a franchise that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2010 and finished with a dismal 19-63 record last season. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “We have a lot of potential, but it’s just one game,” Rubio said. “We have to show it every night. Tomorrow we come back, go to practice and get better.”Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 pick one year ago, added 18 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 9 of 14 from the field.Sacramento was led by Buddy Hield, who scored 22 of his 28 points in the first half. Hield shot 10 of 19 from the field, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range. Marvin Bagley III added 14 points and 10 rebounds.The Kings shot just 28 percent from the field and had 18 turnovers in the second half.“They had the momentum, they made shots, they made plays, they played harder than us,” Hield said. “They deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Williams won in his Suns coaching debut. The 48-year-old Williams coached the New Orleans Hornets for five seasons from 2010-15 and got another opportunity with Phoenix during the offseason.The Suns trailed by five at halftime but rallied for an 86-76 advantage headed into the fourth. Carter hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third to give the Suns some unexpected offense, highlighting an impressive run by the Suns’ second unit.Carter finished with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Tyler Johnson added 10 points in 17 minutes.“We just go out there, play hard and play together,” Carter said. “Sometimes it’s going to work. Sometimes it’s not. But I feel more times than not it’s going to work.”EMOTIONAL NIGHTWilliams also won as a head coach for the first time without his wife Ingrid, who died in a car accident in 2016 at 44 years old.“First time I’ve done this without Ingrid and that was just different,” Williams said. “A lot of emotions, a lot of good stuff. So thankful my kids were there tonight for the whole game and got to see that. So glad I got to do that with this group.”TIP-INSKings: F Harry Giles III (sore left knee) was held out. … The game was the Kings debut of coach Luke Walton. The 39-year-old coached the Lakers for three seasons before being fired during the past offseason. … One of Walton’s assistants is Igor Kokoskov, who coached the Suns last season before getting fired after just one year.Suns: Rookie guards Ty Jerome (right ankle sprain) and Cameron Johnson (left calf soreness) were inactive. … Booker was called for a technical foul in the third quarter after arguing with a referee. … The Suns improved to 36-17 all-time in home openers. Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgJaipur, Sep 14 (PTI) Rajasthan government today announced to give a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh, a plot in the state capital and a piece of land along Indira Gandhi canal to javalin thrower Devendra Jhajharia for winning gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio.Also, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, State Congress President Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated Jhajharia on his win.Sports Minister Gajendra Singh announced a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh and a plot of 220 sq metre in Jaipur and 25 bigha of land in Indira Gandhi canal area.Expressing her happiness over her sons achievement, the gold medallists mother in Churu said she was very happy over her sons achievement while his wife, Manju, said she was confident that her husband would win the medal.Jhajharia, who hails from Rajasthan, scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics (the first one in 2004 Athens Games) after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the ongoing Rio Games. PTI SDA MNG SMJlast_img read more

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first_imgThe current R&J certification system was also discussed The current R&J certification system was also discussed in the meetings, which concluded yesterday. “The current 5-star R&J programme will be disbanded and there will be greater empowerment and efficiency brought to the role of the R&J evaluators during competitions,” the AIBA said. “It was also recommended that the Draw of the R&Js for each bout will now be automated via our supplier Swiss Timing, and no longer conducted by a three-person Draw Commission to instill greater transparency.” The AIBA, however, maintained that the sports integrity remains intact despite allegations to the contrary. The body threatened action against boxers, who display “inappropriate” behaviour after losses. “As a governing body, AIBA will always seek to evolve the sport but will continue to refute unsubstantiated claims that have tarnished the reputation of our sport,” it said. “The judging system can never become a scapegoat for boxers and coaches who perform disappointingly in the ring and display inappropriate behaviour or comments to media. This will be even more closely monitored in the future and firm disciplinary action will be taken when necessary.” Following the Commissions recommendations, all relevant ratifications of current AIBA statutes and bye-laws to incorporate the decisions outlined above will be made at the Extraordinary Congress which will be held in December. PTI PM CM CMlast_img read more

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first_imgGionee launched a new lower mid-range 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) phone, the P7 Max in India on Monday. The Gionee P7 Max will be available for buying in India at a price of Rs 13,999 across all retail stores. It will be available in the colours Gold and Grey-Blue, the company announced.The P7 Max comes with a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card.The dualSIM phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Amigo 3.2 out-of-the-box. It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 3,100mAh battery.”We are really excited to present the new P7 Max. At this price point, it will be a perfect buy for customers this festive season. This phone has specially been created with a vision to give you more in less as it delivers a flawless experience along with great design and amazing features,” Arvind R Vohra, MD & country CEO, Gionee India said.Gonee recently joined the virtual reality bandwagon with the launch of the S6 Pro phone and a dedicated VR headset. While the S6 Pro costs Rs 23,999, Gionee’s VR Set has been priced at Rs 2,499.The Gionee S6 Pro supports split screen rendering on the screen when viewed through the dedicated VR headset. The phone and VR headset “allow the user to watch a video already playing while they receive notifications from other apps,” according to Gionee. The phone also comes pre-bundled with Gionee’s own VR app that has an in-built G-Store for games and videos fine-tuned for VR.advertisementAlso Read: Gionee joins VR bandwagon, launches S6 Pro & dedicated headsetlast_img read more

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first_imgIndian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actor Hazel Keech finally have a wedding date: November 30. The ceremony will reportedly be held at a gurdwara in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib, a small town. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was personally invited by Yuvraj Singh, might attend the wedding, Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh will not.Earlier, Yograj Singh, a former cricket who personally coached his son Yuvraj in his youth and later turned an actor (he played Farhan Akhtar’s coach in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), had made it clear that he would not attend the wedding as he was opposed to it for being solemnised by a dera leader. This is because Yograj belives in god and not religious leaders. Yuvraj’s parents, Yograj and Shabnam got divorced many years ago and since then, Yuvraj has stayed with his mother.According to a report in The New Indian Express, a family friend of Yuvraj’s family said that the wedding ceremony would see only 50 people attending it, including family and very close friends.ALSO READ: Yuvraj in Parliament to invite PM Modi for his wedding ALSO READ: All you need to know about Yuvraj-Hazel’s wedding SEE PICS: Yuvraj and Hazel on an intimate dinner date WATCH: Yuvraj gets engaged to Hazel Keech Yuvaj’s mother Shabnam Singh’s religious mentor is Sant Ajit Singh Hansaliwale who is likely to bless the couple at the Dera Hansaliwale in Hansali village near Fategarh Sahib, where the wedding will take place.According to sources close to Yuvraj Singh’s family, November 29 will see the mehndi and the first reception party which will be held at Chandigarh’s Hotel Lalit. This will be attended by father Yograj. In addition to this, India and England cricket teams’ players will attend the festivities. At the moment, they are playing a Test match in Mohali. Sources added that if the Test match ends, as scheduled, on November 30, Yuvraj will organise a special dinner for his fellow cricketers at Hotel Lalit.advertisementYograj Singh had earlier that there would be no fizool kharcha on the wedding. He was quoted as saying, “We, as a family, have always believed in simplicity. In a country where a majority of the population lives in abject poverty, people should spend reasonably at weddings. It is better to make donations to charitable organisations on your wedding day, instead of wasting large amounts on lavish parties.”  There have also been some talk that a few Indian players might attend the wedding on November 30 and that that would include Sachin Tendulkar as well.In fact, Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding will not just be held according to Sikh rites but also Hindu ways. A source was quoted as saying, “On December 2, Yuvraj and Hazel will wed according to Hindu rituals. This ceremony is set to take place at a farm house in Goa again where limited guests have been invited for a lunch reception.”December 5 is reportedly the date for the Sangeet ceremony which will be held at a farmhouse in Delhi’s Charatpur. A larger reception party is scheduled to be held on December 7 at ITC Maurya in Delhi, according to an insider. At both these functions, Bollywood and the sports world’s glitterati will be seen and choreographer-director Farah Khan will be choreographing the Sangeet ceremony.last_img read more

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first_imgINTERNATIONAL Bordeaux/Paris : Vote for the conservative primary election (B+A) Sapporo : Ice dance event at the NHK Trophy (B) Haifa : weekly cabinet meeting in Haifa (A) New Orleans : New Orleans Police investigate a shooting a fatal shooting (B) Hadera : A forest fire near Hadera (B)SPORTS Mumbai: Winter Half Marathon 2016 (B+A) Abu Dhabi: Emirates Formula One Grand Prix (A+B) MUMBAI: Sachin gives prizes (A) PTI PHOTO GCS/ RSM UPTO 201 RSMlast_img

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first_imgMithali Raj hit a half-century while Ekta Bisht (3/8) and Preeti Bose (3/14) shared six wickets between them to steer India to a comfortable 52-run win over Sri Lanka in the Women’s Asia Cup T20 tournament on Thursday.Opting to bat, India posted a modest total of 121/4 in their allotted 20 overs and then managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 69/9 to maintain their unbeaten run in the tournament so far.Opener Mithali gave India a solid platform with a quickfire 59-ball 62.Smriti Mandhana (21) and Veda Krishnamurthy (21) also chipped in with useful runs, although they failed to accelerate the run-rate.Chasing the target, Sri Lanka never looked settled as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Preeti and Ekta wreaking havoc, running through the islanders’ middle-order.Only two Sri Lankan batswomen could reach the double-digit mark, with Dilani Manodara top-scoring with 20.Brief scores:India Women: 121/4 in 20 overs (Mithali Raj 62, Smriti Mandhana 21, Veda Krishnamurthy 21).Sri Lanka Women: 69/9 in 20 overs (Dilani Manodara 20; Ekta Bisht 3/8, Preeti Bose 3/14).last_img read more

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first_imgFree-scoring Arsenal replaced Chelsea as Premier League leaders as goals either side of half-time by Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil helped them recover from a slow start to beat Stoke City 3-1 on Saturday.A rash challenge by Granit Xhaka on Joe Allen gave Charlie Adam the chance to put Stoke ahead from the penalty spot after 29 minutes and the Scot dispatched his spot-kick with ease.Arsenal raised their game and equalised three minutes before the break when Walcott stabbed in Hector Bellerin’s low cross.Ozil’s looping header over stranded Stoke keeper Lee Grant put Arsenal ahead five minutes after the interval before substitute Alex Iwobi ran through to give Arsenal the two-goal victory they needed to top the table on goals scored.PALACE HOLD HULL IN THRILLERCrystal Palace played its part in another English Premier League thriller by scoring an 89th-minute equalizer to salvage a 3-3 draw at Hull on Saturday.Substitute Fraizer Campbell grabbed the last of five second-half goals at KCOM Stadium to rescue Palace, which lost 5-4 at Swansea two weeks ago in its previous away game.Hull, which climbed to third from bottom, went ahead through a 26th-minute penalty from Robert Snodgrass before Christian Benteke equalized in the 53rd, also from the spot.Wilfried Zaha scored from a long-range strike to put Palace 2-1 in front but Hull hit back with goals by Adama Diomande and Jake Livermore in the 72nd and 78th minutes, respectively.With both teams piling forward in an end-to-end match, Zaha sent in a cross and Campbell – a former Hull player – headed home.advertisementHull remained with just one win since August. Palace was three points clear of the relegation zone.SWANSEA HAMMER STRUGGLING SUNDERLANDUnder-fire manager Bob Bradley had his best day so far in the English Premier League as Swansea beat fellow struggler Sunderland 3-0 to move out of the relegation zone on Saturday.The American coach came into the home game with only one win in his seven matches in charge, and Swansea at the bottom of the league table.But the Swans surged to their biggest win of the season with three goals after the interval – a second-half penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a Fernando Llorente double.The win moves Swansea up three places to 17th with 12 points from 15 games. It will drop back into danger if West Ham gets a point or more at Liverpool on Sunday.BURNLEY OUTCLASS BOURNEMOUTH IN FIRST EPL MEETINGJeff Hendrick’s dipping volley helped Burnley to a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth in the first-ever top-flight encounter between the English Premier League sides on Saturday.It was an unhappy return for Eddie Howe, who left Bournemouth to manage Burnley in 2011 and 2012 before returning to the south-coast club.Burnley has relied on its home form to stay out of the relegation zone, collecting 16 of its 17 points in the first 15 games at Turf Moor.Hendrick’s stunning opener and Stephen Ward’s sliding shot sent Burnley into a 2-0 lead by the 16th minute. Benik Afobe pulled one back in first-half stoppage time and it took George Boyd until the 75th to restore Burnley’s two-goal cushion.Bournemouth briefly threatened to emulate its late comeback victory over Liverpool last weekend when Charlie Daniels netted in the 90th. This time, though, not even a point could be salvaged.Bournemouth is a point ahead of Burnley in 11th place.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine.Quashing the criminal complaint, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the ingredients of the offence alleged in the criminal complaint amounting to hurting the religious feelings of the complainant are not made out.Another bench of the apex court had in September last year quashed an identical complaint filed by another complainant before a court in Bengaluru.In the magazine cover that was released in 2013, Dhoni — dressed up as Lord Vishnu — was seen holding several objects in his hands, including a shoe.A court in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh had issued a non-bailable warrant against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.That had prompted Dhoni to approach the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against him.last_img read more