Line-ups: RB Salzburg v Napoli

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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

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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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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


Willie Marcial is new PBA commissioner

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first_imgWillie Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWillie Marcial is the 10th commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association.The PBA Board of Governors unanimously installed the longtime media bureau chief as the league’s new chieftain during its first board meeting Thursday afternoon in the PBA office in Libis.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 Hidilyn Diaz leads UA fitness retreat Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives “As you know, the PBA Board has gone through a very difficult time before the opening of this season. And we’re looking for somebody that can put it together and help us heal the process as there will be a lot of changes as we move along. And we’re lucky that Willie is here,” he said.Marcial has been serving as the league’s officer-in-charge since the start of the 43rd season, instituting changes when it comes to officiating that allowed a more physical game in the league.He also introduced PBA Homecourt where current PBA stars and legends make surprise visits to the barangays as one of the league’s corporate social responsibility programs while also forming a five-man committee to oversee transactions between teams.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES The 56-year-old executive will serve the term for the next three years.All 12 governors were present for the session which paved way for the league to finally move on from the controversial exit of Chito Narvasa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMarcial will still remain as the league’s communications and external affairs head.PBA governor Rickie Vargas made the announcement through the league’s social media accounts. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertelast_img read more


Lyceum gets revenge, beats San Beda to take PCCL title

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first_imgLATEST STORIES “Coach Boyet [Fernandez] made me work hard because he’s always there when we play, and I have so much respect for him. And the team kept it together, and one thing I reminded my players is to play in the moment and don’t worry about the future.”Marcelino, who won the Finals MVP plum, finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, and three steals to lead the Pirates to their first major championship under Robinson.Mike Harry Nzeusseu put up a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Pirates.Mocon led the Red Lions with 24 points and eight rebounds while Donald Tankoua had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT After San Beda took a 58-57 lead early in the fourth on Javee Mocon’s free throw, Lyceum raced to a 9-0 run capped off by two charities from Jaycee Marcelino to take a 66-58 buffer with 4:21 left.The Red Lions managed to cut the deficit to four, 68-62, after Clint Doliguez converted on a three-point play, but Marcelino answered with an elbow jumper and extened Lyceum’s lead to 68-62 with 44.9 seconds left.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 openingAlthough this was a rematch of the NCAA finals, Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson reminded his team to think about their goal and not just getting their revenge against San Beda.“What I reminded the team, and even myself, was that it’s not about San Beda and it’s about the vision we started, it just so happened that San Beda is still in our path,” said Robinson, who led the Pirates to an 18-0 campaign in the NCAA preliminaries. Petron eager to get back to title contention after last season’s blunder View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims 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 SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lyceum Pirates named PCCL champions. Photo by Bong LozadaLyceum avenged its heartbreak in the NCAA Finals and got back at San Beda, 70-66, to take the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates limited the NCAA champions to just nine points in the fourth quarter while scoring 16 of their own en route to the crown.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probelast_img read more


Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

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first_imgThe team fired website reporter Earl Sneed, who was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the team. Sneed pleaded guilty over the first incident, and the charge was dismissed after he met conditions of the plea agreement. Cuban told ESPN it was a mistake not to fire Sneed earlier.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After trading veteran guard Devin Harris to Denver at the deadline this season, Dallas (18-40) is tied for the fewest wins in the NBA and among seven teams with 18 or 19 victories at the All-Star break.The latest fine surpasses the $500,000 Cuban was docked in 2002 for criticizing former director of officials Ed Rush, saying he wouldn’t hire Rush to manage a Dairy Queen. Cuban has been fined more than $2 million, a lot of it for criticizing refs.“I earned it,” Cuban told The Associated Press when asked about the latest fine. “I got excited talking to Dr. J and said something I shouldn’t have.”The fine came a day after Cuban’s franchise was accused of having a hostile workplace for women in a Sports Illustrated report that detailed allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery.Cuban said he was embarrassed by the allegations and vowed to improve the club’s work environment. He is hiring outside counsel to investigate the claims and requiring everyone to undergo sensitivity training, including himself. The NBA has said it will monitor the investigation closely.ADVERTISEMENT Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Cuban said during the 30-minute interview that he met recently with some of his players and told them “losing is our best option.” Cuban was trying to illustrate to Erving how he believes he is a transparent owner.“I’m probably not supposed to say this, but I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night,” Cuban said. “And here we are. We weren’t competing for the playoffs. I was like, ‘Look, losing is our best option.’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“Adam would hate to be hearing that. But at least I sat down and I explained it to them. And I explained what our plans are going to be this summer, that we’re not going to tank again. This is like a year and a half of tanking. That was too brutal for me.”The Mavericks dumped veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut around the trading deadline last season and had their highest draft pick (No. 9) since ending up with Dirk Nowitzki from that spot in 1998. They drafted rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., one of the league’s rising stars. 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 Curiosity, hope and big crowds follow Tiger Woods PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban shouts in the direction of an official during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Dallas. The Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Cuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)DALLAS — The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for “public statements detrimental to the NBA.” The league said the podcast with Erving was posted Sunday, the day the All-Star game was played in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte View commentslast_img read more


Arsenal players filmed using ‘hippy crack’

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first_imgIn a statement Arsenal said: “The players will be spoken to about this and reminded of their responsibilities as representatives of the club.”Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas or “hippy crack”, is freely available although it is technically illegal to sell it for recreational purposes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefIn the video, which reportedly comes from a London venue shortly before the start of the current season, other Gunners players including Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be seen rejecting the offer to use the gas.The footage is the latest to show top players being linked with nitrous oxide. Raheem Sterling was warned by his then club Liverpool after footage emerged of him using the substance in 2015. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim In the same year, Jack Grealish was warned by the then Aston Villa manager, Tim Sherwood, after pictures emerged of him appearing to inhale the gas, and Saido Berahino was reprimanded by West Brom for a similar incident in 2014.When an image was posted of then Tottenham player Kyle Walker in 2013, he apologised on Twitter, writing: “I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.”Arsenal, under new manager Unai Emery, are currently fifth in the Premier League table and are unbeaten in 20 consecutive matches in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT In spite of Washington’s sanctions, Huawei sells more smartphones than ever PBA Finals: Mike Harris, Aces stay positive despite 2-0 hole ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next 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 Gamescenter_img Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 20, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)Arsenal said Friday they will “remind players of their responsibilities” after a video emerged that appears to show a number of stars inhaling nitrous oxide.Players including Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi feature in the footage, which appears to come from CCTV footage and was published by the Sun newspaper on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy Australia appoints 76ers coach Brett Brown for Tokyo Olympics LATEST STORIES You can now mix and match your Bitmoji’s clothinglast_img read more


La Decima: Real Madrid’s obsession becomes reality!

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Peshawar attack: Suicide attackers unmasked

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Hashim Amla pips Virat Kohli as quickest to reach 5000 ODI runs

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first_imgHashim Amla reached 5,000 runs in 101 ODI innings, well ahead of Virat Kohli and Viv RichardsHashim Amla became the fastest player to notch up 5000 one-day international runs as South Africa handed West Indies a 61-run defeat in a rain-affected clash at Kingsmead on Friday.Amla scored 66 in South Africa’s total of 279 for eight in 48.2 overs to reach 5000 runs in 101 innings, well ahead of the previous record of 114 jointly held by West Indies great Viv Richards and Indian batsman Virat Kohli.With their target cut to 225 in 32 overs, West Indies collapsed after the loss of blazing opener Chris Gayle to end 164 all out from 28.2 overs and slip to a 61-run defeat on the Duckworth/Lewis method.South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, but made a poor start when they slumped to 16 for two.Two big partnerships involving top-scorer AB de Villiers (81) repaired the early damage though as he put on 99 with Amla and 123 with powerful left-hander David Miller (70).A torrential downpour ended the innings 10 balls shy of the allotted overs and when play resumed two hours and 43 minutes later, the tourist were handed a stiff revised target.Gayle (41), so scintillating in the recently completed Twenty20 series, blazed away but lost his wicket when attempting an ugly baseball swipe at a Dale Steyn delivery. He was caught behind by De Villiers.With him went the West Indies hopes but they did not help themselves with more poor shot selection.Nobody else managed a significant contribution as the Proteas bowlers squeezed the run rate higher and picked up wickets at regular intervals.advertisementWest Indies handed a debut to left-handed batsman Jonathan Carter (17) but he was stumped off leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who continued his good form in the shorter formats with three for 30 in six overs.Steyn was another top performer with the ball, collecting three for 27 from 5.2 overs.The second game in the five-match series will be played in Johannesburg on Sunday.last_img read more


India vs England, Match 3: as it happened

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first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from Match 3 of the tri-series between India and England at the Gabba, Brisbane.ScorecardEngland 156/1 in 27.3 overs (won by 9 wickets):27.3 overs: England wind up their nine-wicket win over India riding on 131-run partnership between Ian Bell (88) and James Taylor (56). Not to forget the bowling efforts from  Steven Finn (5 wickets) and James Anderson (4 wickets). For India, Stuart Binny was the top-scorer with 44.25.2 overs: Half-century for James Taylor, his third in ODIs. He missed out in the first match, but turns it around with a good one. England eight runs away from win. 21.6 overs: James Taylor has provided good support and now nearing his half-century, while England close in on an easy victory. 16.3 overs: Ian Bell brings up his 32nd ODI half-century off 50 balls, a fluent and brisk one from the veteran. England’s chase now remains a formality. 15.6 overs: Ian Bell moves on to 48 as England reach 85 for 1 and need 69 more runs to win. 12.5 overs: Four. Binny drifts on to the legs and James Taylor helps it to the fine leg. England cruising with no problem at all. 6.6 overs: Stuart Binny starts with the bowling after the break but not much of success as Ian Bell scores a boundary driving through the covers. England 48 for 1.5.6 overs: That will be the full innings break both teams will get but not before England getting off to a brisk start to their chase of 154. England were 41 for 1 and need 113 more runs to win with Bell (28) and James Taylor (3) at the crease. advertisement2.6 overs: Out. Binny strikes early for India by snaring Moeen Ali early for 8. Ali playing the lofted drive fails to clear the mid-off and plays straight to Virat Kohli stationed there to complete an easy catch. England 25 for 1. 1.6 overs: Bhuvneshwar bowls the second over and concedes 14 runs, which included two boundaries. England 16 for 0. India 153 all out:39.3 overs: Shami going for the big shot holes out to Moeen Ali in the deep and becoming Anderson’s fourth victim. Shami’s dismissal ended India’s poor innings at 153. 39.2 overs: Out. Stuart Binny goes trying to go over mid-off, but Morgan takes a brilliant catch running back of Anderson’s bowling. Binny falls on 44. 37.2 overs: Out. James Anderson picks up his second wicket by cleaning up Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 5 with a brilliant delivery. India now 8 down. 36.6 overs: When it looked like Dhoni and Binny partnership was pulling things back for India, Steven Finn struck in successive deliveries to remove Dhoni (34) and Axar Patel (0). India 141 for 7.33.5 overs: Six. Stuart Binny settling down well and enjoying to be in this crunch situation. He lofts Moeen Ali over long-off for a big six. 28.6 overs: Good over for India, 14 off it and included three boundaries. India go past 100 runs.23.6 overs: India can’t afford to lose a single wicket from here and Dhoni with Binny have to pull back things. Both the batsmen should set small targets and try India to a respectable score. India 84 for 5. 18.6 overs: Out. Finn claims his third by getting the wicket of Ambati Rayudu for 23 caught. Rayudu playing the short delivery standing on his toes edges to Buttler behind the wickets. India 67 for 5.17.2 overs: Out. Now it’s Moeen Ali with his gentle offspin by getting Suresh Raina stumped for 1. Raina coming out to cover the spin completely misses and Buttler does the rest. 16.4 overs: Out. Kohli (4) trying to play Finn’s short delivery over the slip cordon edges one to Buttler behind the stumps. In a way a soft dismissal. 14.3 overs: Out. Rahane (33) pays price for trying to be over aggressive as he miscues a shot off Finn. Stepping out to Finn and looking to clear mid-on, Rahane holes out to the fielder. India 57 for 2.  12.5 overs: Four. Rayudu giving Steven Finn charge crashes one through the covers and also brings up the 50-plus stand between him and Rahane. India 53 for 1 (Rahane 32, Rayudu 17). 9.3 overs: Six. Short from Stuart Broad and Rahane pulls it over deep midwicket. 6.6 overs: Four. Short this time from Anderson and Rayudu gets into position to pull it to square leg. India 18 for 1. 2.1 overs: Out. James Anderson strikes in his second over by getting rid of Shikhar Dhawan for 1 caught behind. The ball moved just enough to get the outside edge of Dhawan. India 1 for 1. Teams:India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh YadavEngland: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steven Finn advertisementToss and team news: India have won the toss and have opted to bat. Two changes for India, Ambati Rayudu and Stuart Binny replace Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin in the playing XI. While, England have included a fit James Anderson.Jolted by the opening loss to Australia, India would look to plug the bowling loopholes and ensure a stronger batting display when they take on England.In Brisbane, both sides will be looking to register their first win in this tournament with the hosts having stolen a march on them with two successive wins. Australia beat England by three wickets in Sydney on Friday and then beat India by four wickets in Melbourne on Sunday. However, India can take some solace from their match against Australia in the sense that they pushed the hosts a lot closer.last_img read more


Letter from the Editor

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first_imgIf opinion polls are meant to represent the pulse of the people, the Indian media mandarins are still to hear about it. This was evident from the rather bizarre reaction to India Today’s two-part opinion poll published last month. The poll, of invaluable significance in the current political flux, was picked up by what could be termed the “Who’s Who” of the western press – Time, Newsweek, The Observer, The Guardian, the BBC, The Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and even the Mainichi Daily News of Japan reproduced the major findings of the poll in their reports about the Indian political drama. And yet, for some unfathomable reason, the Indian media machine totally ignored the findings, even though it represented an evocative pointer to the possible results in the coming general elections.By last fortnight, however, it was evident that the Indian public was saturated with politics. The arrival of the Australian Test team was a welcome relief. Cricket has always enjoyed a unique position in this country. The crowds at a cricket Test in India would be the envy of any politician. In fact, it was not long before Hughes, Hogg, Border and Gavaskar had displaced the Charan Singhs, Jagjivan Rams and Raj Narains from the front pages.The decision to devote a cover story to India’s passionate love affair with cricket was easier than the actual execution. Correspondent Dilip Bobb flew down to Hyderabad with the Australian team to get a feel of the crowd reaction, while the Bombay and Delhi bureaus were frantically digging out statistics and interviewing various experts on the game. The idea was to present a different view of the game-its relevance in a modern-day genre, the big business that the game has become and a profile of its superstar, Sunil Gavaskar. Enough has already been written about Gavaskar as a cricketer, India Today decided to portray him as a person, a family man and an executive. It was not exactly the best time to attempt such a task. Gavaskar had just returned from a Gruelling tour of England and was on his way to Madras for the first Test. However. he proved exceedingly accommodating. This is only the second cover story on sports that the magazine has carried since its inception, but with the current cricket mania that has overtaken the country, it is obviously justified.last_img read more


HTC J Butterfly with QHD display, Snapdragon 810 goes official

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first_imgTaiwanese company seems to have come out with another hybrid device, the J Butterfly that blurs the gap between its flagship handsets even more. The HTC J Butterfly (HTV31) joins the ranks of the One M9 and the M9+, and seems to be some kind of cross between both the flagship devices, at least on paper.For now, the J Butterfly is exclusive to Japan with no word out on when it would be heading out to other markets.The HTC J Butterfly comes with a 5.2-inch Super LCD3 QHD display with a pixel density of 565ppi. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal memory which is expandable via micros-SD card.The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, with the company’s own Sense 7 UI on top.It sports a 20MP rear Duo camera setup and a 13MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options include LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, and NFC.It is backed by a 2,700mAh and supports quick charging. The device is also dust- and water-resistant.The HTC J Butterfly boasts of a polycarbonate body in comparison to the metal uni-body design of the company’s 2015 flagships.last_img read more