Line-ups: RB Salzburg v Napoli

Posted On Nov 30 2019 by

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Napoli look to Dries Mertens, Hirving Lozano, but Kostas Manolas is injured and Lorenzo Insigne dropped against all-attack RB Salzburg and Erling Haaland. It kicks off at the Red Bull Arena at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Inter-Borussia Dortmund on the LIVEBLOG. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Inter-Borussia Dortmund on the LIVEBLOG. The Partenopei have kept three consecutive clean sheets in all competition, but that included disappointing goalless draws with Torino and Genk. It’s remarkable considering the injury crisis in defence that has ruled out Faouzi Ghoulam, Elseid Hysaj, Nikola Maksimovic and Mario Rui. Kostas Manolas sustained a knock to the ribs during the 2-0 win over Verona at the weekend and is not moving comfortably, so it was decided not to risk him. Instead, 23-year-old Sebastiano Luperto makes his career Champions league debut and Giovanni Di Lorenzo is again re-routed to left-back. Piotr Zielinski and Jose Callejon take the wings, with Insigne again dropped to the bench after the Genk trip. Mertens is still only one goal away from Diego Armando Maradona’s tally in the Napoli jersey. His partner this time is not Arkadiusz Milik or Fernando Llorente, but the more agile Chucky Lozano, returning after a bruised ankle on international duty with Mexico. Napoli have already faced RB Salzburg in the Europa League Round of 16 last season and it was a tense affair, as while the Partenopei won the first leg 3-0 at home and took the early lead in Austria through Milik, they ended up losing 3-1 and only scraping through. Salzburg are arguably a much stronger team now and can count on 19-year-old sensation Erling Braut Haaland, the son of Alf-Inge Haaland, who scored a hat-trick in the 6-2 win over Genk. The Norwegian has 18 goals in 12 competitive games for his club this season, including four hat-tricks, so an average of a goal every 48 minutes. Another danger man is Dominik Szoboszlai, who will turn 19 on Friday and is the youngest player to have scored in the Champions League this season. Home advantage could be decisive, because RB Salzburg have won their last 13 home games in a row in all competition, since a 0-0 draw with Sturm Graz on March 10. They are unbeaten at home in all competition since November 2016, 1-0 against Admira Wacker in the Bundesliga. Their most recent European defeat here was 1-0 to Nice in the Europa League group stage on October 20, 2016. On the other hand, Napoli have not won a Champions League away fixture in three years, so a draw would probably qualify as a positive result here. They’ve won only one of their last seven European away games, 3-1 at FC Zurich, along with three draws and as many defeats. RB Salzburg: Stankovic; Kristensen, Ramalho, Wober, Ulmer; Daka, Junuzovic, Mwepu, Minamino; Hwang, Haaland Salzburg bench: Coronel, Ashimeru, Vallci, Onguene, Koita, Szoboszlai, Okugawa Napoli: Meret; Malcuit, Koulibaly, Luperto, Di Lorenzo; Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Mertens, Lozano Napoli bench: Ospina, Elmas, Gaetano, Younes, Insigne, Milik, Llorente Ref: Turpin (FRA)last_img read more


Qatar tempts Man Utd target Mandzukic

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first_imgJuventus outcast Mario Mandzukic might turn down an offer from Manchester United to join Qatar club Al Duhail on a lucrative deal. Since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as coach, Juve have been looking to sell the Croatian to any possible suitor. The 33-year-old has been linked to Man Utd, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been lacking experience in his options upfront. But the report from the Daily Record suggests he might turn down a move to the Premier League to for a lucrative offer from one of the top dogs in the Qatar Stars League. Al Duhail SC are top of the league and according to the Scottish newspaper they are willing to offer Mandzukic a salary of €7.5m, with Juventus reported to contributing towards the player’s wages. The Juventus striker has been left out of the Champions League squad by Sarri and it looks like his stint in Turin is coming to a close. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more


Resta gets one point for Force India from Korean GP

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgSahara Force India returned with one point from Korean Grand Prix as Paul di Resta finished ninth and Adrian Sutil just ended outside the top-10 bracket at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam on Monday.Starting ninth from the grid, Resta lost a place eventually in the race, which Sebastian Vettel won to seal the constructors’ championship for Red Bull.Vettel has already sealed the drivers’ championship for the second consecutive season.Polesitter McLaren’s Lewis Hamiton finished second and Red Bull’s Mark Webber was third.Sutil had also started in top-10 but missed out on points, which means that the team will have to do extremely well in the last three races, starting with the Indian Grand Prix, to realise the dream of finishing fifth in the constructors list.Fortunately for Force India, fifth-placed Renault did not get a single point. Now the gap between the two teams is 23 with Renault on 72.However, Toro Rosso are putting pressure on the Indian team as both their drivers were among points despite starting outside top-10.Jaime Alguersuari finished seventh and Sebastian Buemi ninth to earn a total of eight points for the team, which now stands eighth with 37 points, three short of Sauber.”It’s good to come away with a point, but ultimately we didn’t have the performance to match Toro Rosso today. In terms of tyres, we probably should have been a bit more aggressive with the strategy and used my new supersofts at the start of the race, rather than the used set, but I?m not sure it would have changed where we finished,” Resta said.advertisementSutil said the jon gas become a bit difficult for the side in the remainder of the season.”I think our strategy was good and I made my first stop when the safety car came out, but our main competitor today was Toro Rosso and we just didn?t have the pace to beat them.”It’s clear that we have to fight really hard in the final three races because the race pace of our close competitors is strong and we will need to score points to hold on to our sixth position,” he said.-With PTI inputslast_img read more


Gautam Gambhir weds Natasha at Gurgaon farmhouse

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Glossary

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first_imgBusiness As UsualIt’s back to work for new mommy Konkona Sen Sharma, 32, who all but disappeared after the birth of her son Haroon. “First day of film shoot after a year-and-a-half and a baby,” she tweeted from the sets of Gaur Hari Dastan, a biopic on Gaur Hari Das, a living freedom fighter waiting to be recognised by the government. She plays wife to Vinay Pathak. Last seen in Iti Mrinalini, Sen will soon be back on the big screen as director Ananth Mahadevan plans to finish principal photography by mid-April and do the rounds of film festivals soon after.Actor Steve Martin: “Practicing (sic) a very humble speech for Oscar night since I am not nominated.”Bollywood Heat, Cosmo CoolThe Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Awards was a glittering affair. With the theme Cosmo Women Love to Love Men, it was hosted by funnyman Cyrus Broacha.Shah Rukh Khan The main attraction at the event proved again why he is such a charmer. He got the Fearless Male of All Time award from Kalli Purie, Chief Creative Officer, India Today Group, and Mala Sekhri, publisher, Cosmopolitan. “I may look gentle but I’m a tough guy. I’m not afraid of anything,” he said. The award, clearly, is in the right hands.Malaika Arora She won the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Stylish Hair award but chose to flaunt her legs in a tiny gold-sequined number. The Sunsilk brand ambassador became the showstopper at a fashion show held during the event.Deepika Padukone She was a pretty sight in her Ferragamo gown. Things got more interesting when she wound up sitting at the same table as Sidhartha Mallya. She was also Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Most Stylish.advertisementSonam Kapoor The deep pink Dolce and Gabbana gown made her the red carpet favourite. Her consistently high style quotient earned her the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Best Dressed award, and rightly so. The diva’s next stop, after the award ceremony, was the front row at the Burberry show at London Fashion Week.Wordly Wise AcademyOscars are about performances. Here are the key contenders rated according to their prospective speeches.Best Actor He will no doubt speak about Darfur, but perhaps George Clooney need not prepare. Expect a a French-accented speech from Jean Dujardin forThe Artist. Of course, he will never be heard of again, like Life is Beautiful’s Roberto Benigni.Miss Michael Fassbender would have been our choice. At least there would have been some penis jokes.Best Actress She has already called Harvey Weinstein God (from the Old Testament, no less) at the Golden Globes. And yes, we do love Meryl Streep, but could we have Viola Davis for The Help instead? Oscar loves black women and we love a good cry. Think Halle Berry. Miss The brave Tilda Swinton, who lived with the teenager from hell in We Need To Talk.Best Supporting Actor Can you argue with a man who played Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965)? No. So ladies and gentlemen, please allow Mr Christopher Plummer to give a long speech when accepting his award. He is, after all, 82.Miss No one can work a fork as well as Albert Brooks, especially over human flesh. Sadly, he was not nominated for Drive.Best Supporting Actress Who could not love Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids? But Hollywood has to choose between two overweight women and no doubt the Oscar will go to Octavia Spencer for The Help. Tears, drama and more black power speeches. Miss Shailene Woodley for The Descendants. For holding her own against Clooney. And she doesn’t look too bad in a bikini.Best Pet Uggie, who else? the marvellous Jack Russell terrier from The Artist. Amazingly versatile. Plus he can’t make a boring speech. Too bad he wasn’t invited.Fine ComebackRaveena Tandon, 37, is barely visible but she is hoping to correct that soon. She will be having heart-to-heart chats with celebrities about their journey to stardom on her first television talk show Issi Ka Naam Zindagi. “I discovered how good a dancer Irrfan Khan is when he broke into a Rajasthani thumka after his friends egged him on,” she says of one of her 13 episodes. There is also a glamorous role in Shobana Seven Nights directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyaya. In Rishi Deshpande’s Gin Liya Aasman, she is the mother of a five-year-old boy and is coping with the death of her husband.Club of CreativitySotheby’s forthcoming Inspired by India sale has handpicked the best of Indian artadvertisementPieces from award-winning potter Rahul Kumar’s Tranquil Flame series will feature in the auction. “What I am really happy about is that people are now identifying and accepting pottery as contemporary art,” says Kumar, 37. The series features miniature pots in bright red colour.Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s name on the list was no surprise. With collections inspired by deserts, prostitutes and his hometown, Kolkata, the 38-year-old’s designs sport traditional Indian embroidery and craftsmanship. The featured pieces will include shawls, bangles and headbands.by Nishat Bari and Avantika Sharmalast_img read more


Unsold IPL players to be auctioned online

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first_imgThe Indian Premier League (IPL) will facilitate auctioning of unsold players online to the franchises through open trading from Monday.”Franchisees which have slots to fill in the foreign quota of 11 players can bid online for the unsold ones from Monday through the open trading session,” IPL chief executive Sundar Rajan told reporters on Saturday after the IPL auction 2012.Of the 144 players, including eight Indians and 136 foreigners that were put for sale at the mini-auction on Saturday, only 25 of them, including six Indians were bought for a collective sum of $11 million by the eight franchisees that participated in the auction.”Of the 119 unsold players, only two are Indians – star batsman V.V.S. Laxman and pacer V.R.V Singh and the remaining are foreign. Franchisees can inform us which player they want to bid for with due intimation to their counterparts and at what price so that they can fill up the vacancies,” Rajan said.According to the revised rules, each franchise is entitled to have 11 foreign players out of the 33 players they can buy though only four of them are eligible to play in the T20 match.Of the eight franchisees, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Daredevils XI (DDXI) have completed their quota of 11 foreign players, while Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kings XI Punjab (KP), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Deccan Chargers (DC) have one or two slots to fill with foreign players.”Though CSK has only 10 foreign players, it has exhausted its purse by snapping up Ravindra Jadeja for a whopping $2 million (Rs.10 crore), while KP, RCB, RR and KKR have one more slot to fill. DC has two slots to bid for,” IPL spokesperson said.advertisementPune Warriors of Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd, which walked out of the open auction, has three slots to fill in under the foreign players quota.last_img read more


San Beda evades upset, ousts Perpetual

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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With Perpetual making a huge run late after back-to-back layups from Keith Pido to cut the San Beda lead down to five, 49-44, San Beda went to Tankoua in the last four minutes as he made two timely buckets to quash the uprising.Bolick then put the finishing touches as he canned his freebies in the final minute while also blocking Flash Sadiwa’s late attempt.The Altas fourth straight loss eliminated them out of the playoff race with their 4-10 record.Pido, AJ Coronel, and Gab Dagangon all had nine points and four rebounds in the losing effort.The San Beda defense held Perpetual main man Prince Eze to just eight markers and 11 boards in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda escaped the tough challenge from Perpetual and scored a 55-50 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions survived the gallant stand from the pesky Altas as they were forced to play in the low-scoring affair before pulling out their 13th straight win and improve to 14-1.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img Derek Jeter’s group closes on purchase of Miami Marlins Robert Bolick paced San Beda with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists, while Donald Tankoua got 14 markers and nine boards.AC Soberano also shot 2-of-5 from three to wound up with nine points, while Javee Mocon got eight markers and 14 rebounds in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We’re happy we got this win, but we got to go back and think about our priorities,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, obviously disappointed with how the Red Lions played against the Altas.“We only had 11 assists and that’s too low for a San Beda basketball team. Our defense stepped up, but our offense is questionable. We have to go back and review everything. We had a really hard time playing against Perpetual, they’re well-coached. We’re happy we got this one.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Scores:SAN BEDA 55 – Bolick 15, Tankoua 14, Soberano 9, Mocon 8, Cabanag 6, Noah 3, Abuda 0, Adamos 0, Bahio 0, Doliguez 0, Oftana 0, Presbitero 0, Tongco 0.PERPETUAL 50 – Coronel 9, Dagangon 9, Pido 9, Eze 8, Ylagan 7, Sadiwa 3, Lucente 2, Yuhico 2, Mangalino 1, Singontiko 0, Tamayo 0.Quarters: 11-11, 27-19, 43-34, 55-50. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groupslast_img read more


PSL imposes 1-year ban, P50,000 fine on Soltones after playing in PVL All-Star Game

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first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grethcel Soltones. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGrethcel Soltones was on the receiving end of a one-year ban and a P50,000 fine after violating the Philippine Superliga’s One League Policy.The league handed down the decision on Monday as the three-time NCAA Most Valuable Player, who has a live contract with Iriga in the ongoing PSL Grand Prix, competed in the Premier Volleyball League’s All-Star Game last October 29.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads WATCH: Alyssa Valdez feels the love from Filipinos in Taiwan “The Philippine Superliga strictly enforces the One League Policy prohibiting its players from playing and/or participating in other tournaments during the one-year playing commitment with the PSL. The act of Ms. Soltones in playing/participating in the PVL All-Stars is a clear violation of our existing policy,” wrote PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara in a letter to Iriga mayor Madeleine Alfelor.Soltones only suited up for one game for the Lady Oragons, playing in their opening day assignment against Sta. Lucia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith the decision, Soltones will be barred from playing in the PSL until November 5 next year.The former San Sebastian open spiker is the third player to violate the league’s One League Policy since its enforcement in 2016 following Pau Soriano and Lillet Mabbayad, who both played for Bureau of Customs in the Shakey’s V-League after their campaign with Standard Insurance-Navy in the PSL All-Filipino Cup. MOST READ Malditas save PH from shutout Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 View commentslast_img read more


Healed Escoto ready to prove worth for Kia

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first_imgRussel Escoto’s rookie season with Kia didn’t go exactly as he planned.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The 25-year-old power forward from Far Eastern University suffered an ACL tear on his left knee back in January cutting his first season short.Escoto, though, is just a few weeks from returning and he’s already confident he can provide quality numbers for the Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’ve waited for so long so when I come back I promise that I will be at my best form,” said Escoto in Filipino Thursday at Azure Urban Resort Residences during Kia’s practice session.“I’ll make sure I will give everything I’ve got.” ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #KicksStalker: Non-Bulls color of Jordan’s 13th shoe gets full family sizing The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Escoto has been cleared to engage in set plays but he’s not yet allowed to practice with the team in full contact sessions.The former Tamaraw said he’d make his return two weeks into January, smack in the middle of the PBA Philippine Cup.And although he’s still in the latter stages of his recovery, Escoto is eager to show his wares against the giants of the PBA.Escoto would return in a PBA frontcourt under the rule of San Miguel’s four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo with Ginebra duo of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar also in the conversation.“Yes they’re bigger than me,” said the 6-foot-6 Escoto. “But I think I have the advantage in terms of outside shooting, that’s the area that I see where I can take advantage of.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


PSC-Pacman Amateur Cup under way

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first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Malditas save PH from shutout Believing that the country’ first Olympic gold medal will likely come from the ring, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and the Philippine Sports Commission are jointly launching the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup on Saturday at Robinsons Place in General Santos City.Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion who turns 39 on Sunday, will grace the inaugurals of the nationwide grassroots program with PSC Chair Butch Ramirez.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay In a recent press conference in Manila, Pacquiao expressed hopes that a boxer will become the first Filipino Olympic champion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, if not in the 2020 Tokyo edition.Qualifying rounds will be held from Dec. 16 to April 7, 2018 in different venues while the preliminaries are slated April 14 and 15 in Mandaluyong. The quarterfinals will be on April 21 and 22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Is Pacquiao vs McGregor fake news? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021last_img read more