CEU halts Flying V’s perfect run, forces Game 3

first_imgRod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESRefusing to go home, Centro Escolar University came out like a house on fire and burned Flying V’s dream of a perfect conference down with a 93-72 blowout Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series.The Scorpions held the Thunder scoreless in the final 5:15 of the first quarter to turn a 14-12 deficit into a commanding 31-14 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief CEU shot 10-of-22 from threewh ile also limiting Flying V to just 31-percent shooting from the field.The win kept the fourth-ranked Scorpions alive and forced a winner-take-all Game 3 slated on Thursday for the right to face Cignal HD in the Finals.“The pressure is on them,” said Garcia. “We didn’t really expect to make it here, but since we’re here, it’s not bad that we try to go for it.”It was a forgettable outing for leading MVP contender Jeron Teng, who played through a sprained left ankle in the first half before fouling out at the 7:21 mark of the fourth quarter.He finished with 13 points, on a 5-of-13 shooting from the field, on top of three rebounds, and two assists in the defeat to lead the Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Gab Banal, Aris Dionisio, and Eric Salamat all churned out 11 markers in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 93 – Ebondo 18, Aquino 18, Uri 15, Casiño 13, Jeruta 10, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 4, Arim 0, Baconcon 0.FLYING V 72 – Teng 13, Banal 11, Dionisio 11, Salamat 11, Torres 10, Cañada 8, Paredes 4, Tampus 3, Thiele 1, Austria 0, Koga 0.Quarters: 31-14, 58-35, 79-61, 93-72. MOST READ LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games That choking defense continued in the second quarter, where CEU locked Flying V down to grab a lead as high as 23, 58-35, at halftime.Making true of his vow to force the equalizer, Rod Ebondo scattered 18 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks to carry the mantle for the Scorpions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArt Aquino was also flawless from the field as he made all of his seven shots to pour 18 markers and seven boards, while Christian Uri had 15 points and four rebounds in the victory.“We didn’t focus much of our defense on Teng, but rather, our team defense. We followed our gameplan on defense and that made things easy on us on offense,” said coach Yong Garcia. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’ View commentslast_img read more

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Belo flies to KL with Gilas, hopes to join team in SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES “In case, the SEA Games allows us (to make the replacement), at least he’s already there,” said head coach Jong Uichico.If approved, the Blackwater rookie will replace Carl Bryan Cruz in the roster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCruz, together with Christian Standhardinger, were initially tasked to pull a double duty for Gilas Pilipinas after earlier seeing action at the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.Standhardinger will leave from Lebanon on Thursday to join the SEA Games-bound crew, while Cruz will await for the approval, which is expected to come out by Saturday, on the eve of the Philippines’ tournament opener against Thailand. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Belo is coming off a torn meniscus on his right knee which kept him out of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.With his knee fully healed, the 24-year-old is gunning to claim his third gold in the biennial meet. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMac Belo is keeping his hopes up that Gilas Pilipinas’ request for change of lineup will be approved by the competition committee in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.The Midsayap, North Cotabato will still fly with the Nationals to Kuala Lumpur on Friday as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) awaits the result of its request for a player change.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Macandili not settling after winning AVC’s 2nd Best Libero View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP: FEU claims solo fourth, thwarts NU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Axel Iñigo added 12 points to help FEU while Barkley Eboña had 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.J-Jay Alejandro had 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists to lead NU while Matthew Aquino added 13 points.FEU outmuscled NU in the boards coming away with a 55-44 rebounding edge and a 24-14 margin in the offensive glass.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University took sole possession of the fourth spot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after tripping National University, 90-83, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws scored their second straight win and improved to 3-2 while the Bulldogs dropped to fifth with a 2-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme View comments FEU head coach Olsen Racela praised his team’s offensive consistency as they were able to sustain their the momentum up until the final buzzer.“It was a hard-fought game, and we needed this win badly,” said Racela who momentarily steered his team to the upper half of the ladder. “We didn’t start slow, and we were able to sustain our tempo for 40 minutes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Tamaraws held a 12-point lead, 84-72, midway through the fourth but the Bulldogs managed to stage a late rally with Nico Abatayo capping off a 9-2 NU scoring run to cut the lead to 86-81 with 2:02 left.Arvin Tolentino, who scored a career-high 23 points, restored balance for FEU banking home a layup over the outstretched arm of Issa Gaye to put the Tamaraws up 88-81 with 1:08 left in the game. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READlast_img read more

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Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half against the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Sparks won 75-64. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was sporting a clear bandage under her eye Saturday. It wasn’t hiding the five stitches she received after Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles used her arm to attempt track down a rebound in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.Ogwumike was quick to say Fowles didn’t do it intentionally.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “I saw it happening and it was like a fumble and when she went to get it she kind of flung her arm,” Ogwumike said. “It just kind of split the skin. But I think AB (Alana Beard) came up with the rebound.”It’s easy for the Sparks to find silver linings. They dominated the boards en route to beating the Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 on Friday and they’re now one win away from hoisting the WNBA Finals championship trophy Sunday at Staples Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Sparks have plenty of experience given that they won last year and can become the first team since 2002 to win back-to-back titles.“I think we have players that are competitors. We have players that know the way we want to play,” Candace Parker said. “Look, I can tolerate just losing in terms of us beating beat, them beating us. We want to make sure it’s what they’re doing and not what we’re doing in a game like this. We have to take care of what we can control. Asked if she had a one-on-one talk with all of her players, Reeve simply said “no.”While the Sparks had a balanced offense, the Lynx backcourt struggled as Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen were both scoreless.“I’ve got to be more aggressive,” Augustus said. “I’ve got to get the ball. I can’t shoot air. Our offense was very stagnant. Didn’t execute the way we wanted to, so it created a lot of one-on-one situations for everything. Forces Sylvia to have to score with two people guarding her. Forces Maya to have to take contested shots. When we are efficiently flowing in our offense, I feel like no team can guard us. I wasn’t able to get as many touches because of how out of sync we were.”Reeve’s challenge to the starters was well taken.“Everything she says we know,” Moore said. “She’s very straightforward about telling us how it is. We as leaders have to continue to embrace that and do our best to improve and make changes and adjustments here and there to make sure we don’t have issues we cause ourselves.”The Sparks believe they will play well in a closeout situation.“I think we’re a different team, even from the semifinals,” Ogwumike said. “We’ve learned a lot along the way. We have experience, I guess you could say, in closing games out. Throughout the season, coach (Brian Agler) talks about winning each series. You play everybody three times and Dallas four times. I think we won every series with the exception of Dallas. We tied that series.“With that, that’s the mindset we have going in to this game. Just doing what we have to do to win this game. Everyone is pretty focused on that.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ “We can control how hard we rebound and how hard we play defensively, how we move offensively, the pace with which we play. That’s what’s important in this game, keeping both eyes on the journey.”The Sparks could envision hoisting that trophy with their fans — there was a sellout crowd of 13,500 Friday in Game 3 — and how nice that would feel. Last year, the Sparks won in Minnesota.The Lynx face elimination but can force a Game 5 in Minnesota on Wednesday with a win. They were in a similar situation last year and forced a fifth game.Fowles said she and Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had a one-on-one conversation Saturday morning.“I think for the most part we respond well when our backs are against the wall,” Fowles said. “I don’t like those back-up-against-the-wall type of situations. Unfortunately, that’s where we are at this point. You just have to keep fighting and battling and take what comes, that’s Game 4. If we want to stay alive in this thing we have to make sure we’re energized and into what’s going on.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs sweep way to PVL Collegiate crown

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Arellano gets PVL bronze, turns back Adamson BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Santiago validated her conference MVP plum with a 22-point outing, but she also got a lot of help from playmaker Jasmine Nabor, who dished out 45 excellent sets.Nabor, who also got six points, took home the Finals MVP award. She had 46 excellent sets in Game 1 on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Bulldogs smelled blood, entering the fourth set where they took control early, 17-10, and never letup.Jeannette Villareal and Czarina Carandang scored 10 points each for the Lady Tamaraws, who missed the services of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza anew. Pons and Atienza suited up in the UAAP beach volleyball finals where FEU fell short to the Golden Tigresses.NU also won the finals opener in four sets, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University put the exclamation point to what had been a dominant campaign after a 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, win over Far Eastern U sweep the in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday night at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Led by by Most Valuable player Jaja Santiago, the Lady Bulldogs also completed a perfect run after nine games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just tried to stay at the moment during the game-tying three and the last shot,” said Lassiter who finished with 22 points. “Just being in the moment and just being ready if the ball comes to me, just being ready to shoot and that’s what happened.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving San Miguel (8-2) and the Picanto (1-10) were tied at 106 with 1.8 seconds remaining and Ross was given the task to inbound the ball.Ross, listed at a generous 6-foot-2, had the 6-foot-6 Jon Gabriel in front of him in the sideline when he whizzed past a pinpoint bounce pass to Lassiter who banked the ball off the glass for San Miguel’s game-winner in the 108-106 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLassiter said the play was never practiced and it was his chemistry with Ross, his teammate for almost five years, that allowed for the play to be completed.“We don’t practice that, good thing we have chemistry,” said Lassiter Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I’m just glad that he was able to make the pass and I was able to convert it.” Dawn of a new era: Vargas unseats Cojuangco in POC elections reboot Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCount on San Miguel to draw up one final intoxicating play.With the Beermen pressed for time in finishing off bottom-dwelling Kia, the reigning Philippine Cup champions turned to the crafty partnership of Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next LATEST STORIES Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ “Marcio and I talked about it before he went out, he said that he was going to push his man up some more,” said Ross. “Usually, when Marcio and I run some of our sets, he’ll put a guy on his back and I’ll just throw it to him.”Before Ross bounced the ball under Gabriel’s right arm, Lassiter first muscled his way against Jan Jamon in the lane to get a good position under the basket.And just like clockwork, Lassiter turned the play into an alley-oop that kissed the glass with the softest of touches.“I had the ball over my head, I couldn’t throw a chest pass, I had to put enough power on it to get it there and luckily it bounced right to him,” said Ross, who had nine points and 10 assists.Before Lassiter made the game-winner, though, he first made a three-pointer from the corner with 47.5 seconds left that tied the game.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View commentslast_img read more

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Teng takes over as Philippines wins 3×3 World Cup closer

first_imgPhilippines bows out of 3×3 World Cup Teng and Ravena both led the Philippines with seven points each.JR Quiñahan collected four markers, while Kobe Paras had three as the Philippines wrapped up its schedule with a 2-2 record good for third in Pool B.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough already out of the race for a quarterfinals spot, the Filipinos showed grit early on, grabbing an 11-6 lead.Teng’s stupendous play gave the Philippines an 18-10 advantage, but the Filipinos rushed on finishing the game as they went for long bombs, which worked to the favor of El Salvador as the hulking Julio Benjamin Mancia trimmed the deficit to as low as five, 18-13. View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 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 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 soaks in the appreciation from the Filipino fans after its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Fiba.comJeron Teng took charge late as the Philippines turned back El Salvador, 21-14, to close its 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup campaign on a positive note Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) at Parc des Chantiers de I’lle in Nantes, France.The former La Salle stud scored four of the Filipinos’ last six points before Kiefer Ravena, who was still nursing a wounded left elbow from the Slovenia game, sealed the victory with a booming two-pointer with 1:18 left on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Filipino crew settled down from that point, as Teng scored on a drive followed up by Ravena’s game-clinching jumper to end the country’s rally on a high note.Mancia and Carlos Antonio Arias finished with five points apiece for the winless El Salvador squad, while Roberto Antonio Martinez got four in the defeat.The Scores:PHILIPPINES 21 – Teng 7, Ravena 7, Quiñahan 4, Paras 3.EL SALVADOR 14 – Arias 5, Mancia 5, Martinez 4, Escoto 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Teng downplays latest feat, says anyone from Thunder can step up

first_imgSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeng maintained that he may be leading the team in stats, but anyone in the roster is capable of delivering any given day.“We know what we’re capable of. We got a good organization and the best coaching staff. We have players who are veterans so you can really expect that any one in our team can step up,” he said. But that’s the least of Teng’s concerns as he keeps his eyes on the prize.“It just happened,” he said, downplaying his recent statistical feat which also helped the Thunder complete a 10-game eliminations sweep of the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And that just bodes well as Flying V wants nothing less but to cap off this tremendous run with a championship.However, Teng said that the Thunder should still keep their feet on the ground as they prepare for tougher war ahead in the playoffs.“It’s a good thing that coming into the playoffs, we’re still peaking. Even though we’re unbeaten, we’re still continuously learning. We’re happy, but we know we have to get back to practice right away and prepare for our upcoming games,” he said.Flying V awaits the winner of the CEU-Batangas series for their opponent in the best-of-3 semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments 39 assists proof of Ginebra’s ‘unselfish mentality’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESFor the third straight game, Jeron Teng displayed the improved dimensions of his game as he racked up another triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists in Flying V’s 116-101 win over Batangas on Tuesday.Now the league leader for most triple-doubles at three, the 23-year-old has solidified his case as one of the best amateurs in the league today.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Gameslast_img read more

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HC dismisses plea against Kalmadi

first_imgA petition seeking CWG OC Suresh Kalmadi removal is coming up in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.The Delhi High Court on Wednesday turned down a petition seeking an inquiry into corruption charges against Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi. The court refused to intervene, saying that a probe had already been ordered by the Centre. The court asked the petitioners to place whatever ‘evidence’ they had against Kalmadi before the probe committee. Meanwhile, even as the investigating agencies continued their probe into the CWG scam, the Congress appeared to be unhappy with Kalmadi for defying the party’s gag order. Kalmadi had again gone public against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and defended his attack on her. He spoke out even though the party had categorically said that all stakeholders should only speak to the probe panel and no one else.last_img read more

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China push India to snooker silver

first_imgAfter the high of Pankaj Advani’s gold in billiards on Sunday, a silver for the snooker team on Tuesday was a bit disappointing. Yet, the bigger reality was how India lost the final to China (1-3).There are more medals up for grabs in the green baize sport, but what’s indeed creditable is how the hosts have worked hard to prove their mettle in a new sport. The man who is best equipped to comment on the new phenomenon of Chinese learning the tricks of the trade is none other than Geet Sethi. When cue sports were introduced at the Bangkok Asiad Games in 1998, India were the kings. Now, it seems, the story is not the same.On Tuesday, Sethi was in the Doordarshan commentary box when Yasin Merchant struggled against World No. 4 Ding Junhui in the crucial singles. In the 100- point format, the Indians still need to catch up.Ding made short work of his Indian opponent without giving him any chance to visit the table. With a 2-1 lead in the bestof- five-frames game, the Chinese would not have even allowed Merchant the luxury of a good break, even if it was in his hands.The other team members – Aditya Mehta and Brijesh Damani – were mere spectators. Such was his play that Ding did everything with clockwork precision. He notched up a comfortable 97 to take the frame and the gold for his team. In contrast, Asian champion Merchant could do nothing but applaud the Chinese’s fluent play.advertisementAnd that is why Sethi calls Ding a young sensation. “This guy is simply superb,” summed up the Indian legend in one word. Talking about the progress the Chinese have made in cue sport, Sethi couldn’t but admire the commitment of the players, the system and the facilities being given to them.”Somebody told me after the Beijing Olympics about a comment by China’s sports minister where he had said he was ashamed that his country’s sportspersons could not win some gold medals in athletics.This was after the hosts had topped the list of medal tally with some 50-odd gold medals. This also shows the commitment of the government, which wants the country to rule the sporting world,” said Sethi, giving full marks to the system.Merchant, too, saluted the way the Chinese had prepared this time. “We had beaten them at Vietnam (Indoor Games) last year but the amount of preparation they have put in for these Games is mindboggling. I can only salute their efforts,” said the former Asian champion.Ding, a 23-year-old, has already won three ranking tournaments, including the sport’s biggest – the UK championships – and his triumph in the China Open was watched by an estimated 110 million in his homeland. The Chinese are already looking at a positive effect for cue sport in general and snooker in particular. It’s definitely on after Ding proved who the master at the table was.last_img read more

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Scindia feud: Castle in the heir

first_imgThe only surviving Maratha dynasty is split over the oldest curse of kingdoms: property. Split down the middle over its political affiliations for long, the House of Scindias now threatens to come apart over a real estate empire valued at Rs 20,000 crore. WARRING TITANS Jyotiraditya Scindia 39, Union Minister of,The only surviving Maratha dynasty is split over the oldest curse of kingdoms: property. Split down the middle over its political affiliations for long, the House of Scindias now threatens to come apart over a real estate empire valued at Rs 20,000 crore. WARRINGTITANSJyotiraditya Scindia 39, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. The three-time MP had filed a claim in 1989 to be the sole inheritor of the Scindia empire. His aunts have now moved a Gwalior court for a stay on the sale of any property.Usha Raje Scindia 67, apolitical, wife of Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana of Nepal.Vasundhara Raje Scindia 57, former chief minister of Rajasthan and current BJP MLA from Jhalrapatan. Her son Dushyant Singh is BJP MP from Jhalawar.Yashodhara Raje Scindia 56, BJP MP from Gwalior, former state tourism minister. Has been trying to launch her son Akshay in politics. He campaigned for her last year.Recent reports of Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia negotiating to sell part of the property he controls have prompted his father Madhavrao Scindia’s three surviving sisters to seek a stay in the court of Gwalior’s additional district and sessions judge (ADJ), asking for a ban on any transactions. At stake is wealth beyond avarice. The property stretches from the Rs 7,000-crore palace and mansions in Gwalior to the Rs 700-crore Vasundhara building on Mumbai’s Peddar Road; from the Rs 4,000-crore Scindia Villa in Delhi to the Padma Vilas Palace in Pune. The lawyers representing each side are top-notch. Jyotiraditya seeks advice from both Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Raian Karanjawala. Rajiv Luthra’s law firm represents the sisters.advertisement Royal Real EstateFrom sons of the soil to wealthy landowners, the Scindias’ stock has risenAt the time of Independence, the family owned shares in more than 100 companies, including 49 per cent in Bombay Dyeing.The sprawling Jai Vilas Palace compound is just one of several properties in Gwalior that are estimated to be Rs 7,000 crore in all. There are also mansions such as the Sakhya Vilas, Susera Kothi, Kuleth Kothi, Cottage Hill and Takenpore retreat. In Gwalior, Jiwajirao Scindia, then ruler of Gwalior, was also bequeathed properties by some sardars, like a garden, plots, a house in Danaoli, a house at Pichhadi Deodi and a hill-top retreat. He also had 15 zamindari villages outside Gwalior.Property elsewhere in the state is valued at Rs 1,000 crore. In Shivpuri, the properties include the Madhav Vilas Palace, Happy Vilas and George Castle. There is also the Kaliadeh Palace in Ujjain.In Delhi, the family owned the Gwalior House, a plot on Rajpur Road and Scindia Villa, whose value is estimated to be Rs 4,000 crore.The family also owns Padma Vilas Palace in Pune, Scindia Ghat in Varanasi and the Vithoba Temple, Sanquelim, in Goa.The family controls four inaam (gifted) villages and lands in 10 other villages in erstwhile Deccan.The family also came to acquire properties such as the Rs 700-crore Vasundhara building on Peddar Road in Mumbai.The flat in Samudra Mahal in Mumbai where Madhavrao often stayed is valued at Rs 60 crore.In 1989, the Harvard and Stanford-educated Jyotiraditya filed a claim to be the sole inheritor, invoking the Scindias’ primogeniture custom. According to his claim, the provisions of the Hindu Succession Act that normally divide property equally among the descendants do not apply to the princely line, given the exception under Section 5(2) of the Act for prevailing customs of inheritance in a family.The Durbar Hallatjai Vilas Palace Museum in GwaliorThe late Madhavrao’s sisters, Usha Raje Scindia, 67, Jhalrapatan mla and fomer Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, 57, and Gwalior mp Yashodhara Raje Scindia, 56, contested the claim, becoming defendants in the title suit once their mother Vijayaraje passed away in 2001. Explains Deepak Khote, the sisters’ lawyer in the title suit case filed by Jyotiraditya, “We believe that the legal precedent of the Rajendra Singh (Dholpur) case in which a Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court had ruled in 1975 that personal rights will be ruled by personal law, applies here. Besides, it’s hard to prove the primogeniture custom of inheritance in a family.”Relatives of the late Sardar Sambaji Rao Angre, a master of intrigue and former private secretary of the late BJP stalwart Vijayaraje who had a fractious relationship with her son, explain that the custom of the first-born enjoying jyeshthadhikar (primogeniture) cannot be established without doubt when almost everyone who ascended the Gwalior throne before Jyotiraditya’s great-grandfather Madhav Maharaj, was adopted. That’s how the Scindias managed to avoid the British Doctrine of Lapse that eventually led to rebellion by the Rani of Jhansi, Laxmibai.advertisementBut this is not the only legal issue. Immediately after her death in 2001, Sardar Angre had produced Vijayaraje’s hand-written will drafted in 1985 that had disinherited her son and grandson while bequeathing two-thirds of the assets to her daughters and one-third to charity through a trust to cover the 15 she had formed in 1975 to manage the properties just before the Emergency. Swa-deshi Jagran Manch convenor S. Gurumurthy and Angre were made the executors to the will. While the legal feasibility of an umbrella trust is questionable, the will is being examined in a probate case by the Delhi High Court and is currently in the stage of evidence.Vijayaraje’s solicitors in Mumbai produced another will in 2001. It again excluded not just her son and grandson but the charity as well, leaving the entire block of properties under her control to her daughters. This will is also being examined under a probate case, this time by the Mumbai High Court and is in the evidence stage. Her two wills are important because of an agreement in 1971 when the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi scrapped privy purses. At that point, the Scindias were getting Rs 25 lakh annually, apart from incomes from various trusts. Immediately after this, they divided their assets through a verbal agreement-the immovable assets went to the mother and the cash, shares and debentures to the son. By 1975, through arbitrator D.M. Harish, the division was given legal shape in the form of a written document through a ruling of a Mumbai court. Next year, the immovable properties that came to Vijayaraje, popularly known as the Rajmata, were transferred to 15 separate charitable trusts set up by her in the names of different members of the family. In his 1989 suit, Jyotiraditya also challenged the validity of the verbal agreement of 1971 and the subsequent court division of 1975 between his grandmother and father. Palaces of WoeThe history of Scindias is best told through their lawsuits over propertyThe late Vijayaraje filed two suits in Pune in the additional district judge’s (ADJ) court two decades ago, one each for possession of immovable and movable assets. The cases are still pending.The Charity Commissioner in Mumbai is hearing a case of two trusts-Sir Jiwajirao Trust and Krishna Madhav Trust that own properties in Mumbai-in which the late Madhavrao had replaced the trustees appointed by his mother after her death in 2001.In August 2006, the Madhya Pradesh government ordered supercession of the Jyotiraditya-controlled society that runs the Samrat Ashok Technology Institute, an engineering college in Vidisha district and installed then minister Yashodhara as its chairperson. Jyotiraditya, however, returned to head the society in 2009 through a Gwalior High Court bench order because the government failed to hold elections to the society in the stipulated three-year period.A case was registered through the Gwalior adj court’s order in 1983 when Hiran Van Kothi, a bungalow in Gwalior in which Vijayaraje’s confidant Sardar Angre used to live, was stormed by local goons allegedly acting at Madhavrao’s behest. Angre and his mother were in London. A case of loot, dacoity and forcible entry was filed after Angre moved a local court.Madhavrao was also charged under Section 120(b) of the Indian Penal Code for conspiracy in the case. While the Madhya Pradesh High Court quashed the fir registered by the police upon the Gwalior ADJ court’s order, a division bench of the Supreme Court in 2007 restored the fir and ordered the ADJ’s court to proceed. The case is still pending.In 1991, cases were filed for the control of over 50 properties in different courts in the country. After an injunction from the Supreme Court, no property can be given to anyone till the primogeniture case is settled.advertisementLike other erstwhile princely states, the Scindias too furnished details of their assets to the Union government at the time of signing the merger agreement. While those assets formed the largest chunk of wealth in the possession of any family in Central India at that time, Madhavrao’s father, the late Jiwajirao Scindia, proved to be a smart investor. He didn’t squander his wealth but made it grow with investments through the Provincial Investment Company, which, among other astute decisions, acquired a 49 per cent stake in then textile giant Bombay Dyeing.Though neither Jyotiraditya nor Yashodhara Raje were available for comment, Vasundhara Raje says these are “very old issues about division of property and I have nothing more to say”. Relations between the brother and sisters veered from mildly chilly to frostbite cold, but no matter how much they fight over money, the Scindias never damaged each other politically. Congress candidate Ashok Singh complained about it to bosses after losing the 2009 Gwalior parliamentary seat by a 35,000-margin to Yashodhara Raje because her nephew did not campaign for him.Jyotiraditya’s political battle seemed less against the BJP and more against his party colleague Digvijay Singh. It was also the reason, claim other Congressmen, why the BJP did not field a candidate against the late Madhavrao when he was facing his sternest political test ever in the 1996 parliamentary elections, having floated the Madhya Pradesh Vikas Congress. The BJP obliged him because of his mother, then party vice-president. They didn’t extend the same courtesy to another Congress stalwart, Arjun Singh, who had also quit and joined the Congress (T).Jyotiraditya has kept alive his father’s political legacy in the Gwalior-Chambal and Malwa regions. While Vasundhara Raje has made Rajasthan her battleground, Yashodhara is trying to fill the vacuum left by the demise of Vijayaraje in the saffron camp of Madhya Pradesh. As a minister in 2006, she even sought a gazette notification from the government to add the regal title of Shrimant to her name in official documents. After a furore though, she backed down, saying it was necessary for consistency as electoral rolls also carried the title before her name.While Jyotiraditya claims the royal inheritance in the teeth of opposition from his aunts, the emotionally charged exchanges of the past have now made way for guarded civility. Two decades on, his title suit is still in the evidence stage and gossip about the Scindia turf wars is now a large-scale industry in Gwalior. With a strong possibility of an appeal in a higher court once the Gwalior court delivers its verdict, this long-running dynasty dispute looks set to continue.Sweet and SourMadhavrao with mother Vijayaraje ScindiaDespite growing apart after the Emergency, Vijayaraje and Madhavrao Scindia had fond memories of their bond. A snapshot of their love-hate relationship from an India Today interview in 1991.Vijayaraje on Madhavrao”Bhaiya (Madhavrao) and I were like friends. He was so free with me he even used to discuss his girlfriends.”?”I feel ashamed that I gave birth to him. I don’t want to suffer more humiliation at the hands of my son.”?Madhavrao on Vijayaraje”My father died when I was 16. Naturally I was very close to my mother. I wanted a sports car for my 18th birthday and I got it.”?”She is a highly-strung person and very dominating. She can become totally hysterical. Once she said that I should have been trampled under the foot of an elephant.”last_img read more

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Medha Patkar joins anti-POSCO movement in Orissa

first_imgThe POSCO project in Orissa has hit a roadblock. Mounting protests forced the government to suspend land acquisition for the steel plant on Monday. The move came on a day activist and Ekta Parishad chief P. V. Rajgopal reached Dhinkia, the epicentre of the anti-Posco movement.Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar also arrived in Bhubaneswar on Monday on her way to the project area to interact with the protesters and chalk out the movement’s future strategy to force the South Korean firm out of the area. “Evicting people against their wishes to help a foreign firm is illegal and unjust. The state government is behaving worse than the British did during the Raj,” she said.Rajgopal said: “The law says land should be acquired for an urgent purpose. Helping a foreign firm set up a mega industry is certainly not an urgent purpose.” The land acquisition work, which was suspended for three days last week in view of the Raja festival and the rains, was scheduled to be resumed on Monday.But the government developed cold feet after people formed a human barricade to prevent the entry of officials to Dhinkia and Gobindpur and a string of highprofile social activists – including Swami Agnivesh – visited the belt to express their support for the protesters. Sources said the work would be resumed when the situation improves.Also, the Orissa government on Monday claimed that children were being misused in the anti-Posco agitation. It has directed the Jagatsinghpur administration for a report by Tuesday.advertisement- With inputs from agenciesFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2011: Tsonga serves a shock to Federer

first_imgIt’s not for nothing they call Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ‘Ali’. On Wednesday, the tall Frenchman played with the aggression of heavyweight boxer to knock out six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 3-6, 6-7 (4/ 7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 the quarter-finals.In the history of The Championships, after winning a set, Federer had never lost a match. But this was a different day and a different Federer fans saw as the genial Swiss couldn’t control the pattern of play after being up two sets to love.It’s not often someone gets to push Federer on the backfoot on grass and in an environment which brings the best out of the champion.But Tsonga had other ideas. As one who has been playing without coach since April as he wanted to try out own things for himself, this was the biggest day in his life.Tsonga’s plan was simple – to attack Federer and play big shots the time even if he would commit some errors. As the six feet and two inches tall Tsonga, and weighing 200 pounds, threw it all into his serve, he looked really menacing.Roger Federer leaves the court after being defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon on Wednesday. APAn aggregate of 18 aces was just one part of the story as Tsonga’s second serves were truly missiles which Federer couldn’t duck under. “It’s this second serve doing the damage,” Boris Becker was saying in the commentary booth as raved about Tsonga.On a warm day when the gentle chill forced fans to wear woollens, the knowledgeable audience also included Jack Nicklaus among other celebrities. This was supposed to be Federer’s day out in the sun but Tsonga changed the script dramatically.advertisementThere was almost everything in his game today which made him look so big and tough. Big serves, smart returns and power- packed play at the net, Tsonga was in the zone and on a roll.With the third and fourth sets won easily, Tsonga looked even fresher in the fifth set. In sharp contrast, Federer was shaky for the first time in 10 days as he was not able to decode the stuff which Tsonga was coming up with.The agility with which Tsonga played and the way he whacked the tennis ball, it was as if he was something as big as a watermelon.In between, when Tsonga jumped up for slam- dunk shots like Pete Sampras, it was clear nothing was going to stop him from dumping Federer.Finally, when Federer fired a return long, Tsonga sank on his knees. He quickly got up, pumped his fists and then danced like a boxer in the ring and waved to the crowds. For a man wanting to do his own things in tennis, this was an incredible achievement.Up next for Tsonga is Novak Djokovic, who beat Bernard Tomic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Mardy Fish at Wimbledon on Wednesday. APIn the other half of the draw, Nadal was a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victor over 10th seeded Mardy Fish, the last American remaining the tournament.I’m happy, being in the semi-finals again is a dream for me,” said a satisfied Nadal, who reported no lingering after effects from a foot injury which emerged during his fourth round win over Juan Martin Del Potro.Nadal will now face Andy Murray in the last four in a repeat of last year’s semi-final won by the Spaniard in straight sets.Murray advanced after crushing Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 but knows he will have to improve if he is to threaten Nadal.Tsonga was elated after his win. “It was just amazing, I played unbelievable tennis. I was two sets down and I am so happy to win,” said Tsonga.”Federer is the biggest champion in my sport and he is the best player in the world. I am so happy today and tonight will enjoy with my friends,” said Tsonga, who hails from Le Mans in France.”My next test is Novak and he is going to be difficult. But I have my chances anyway,” added Tsonga.Federer found it hard to accept defeat. “I don’t know; it was a tough match to lose. I had my chances but he came up with the good stuff,” said Federer.”I have played Jo-Wilfried before. It’s not that he is a 17-year-old I was playing for the first time. He had good return games and hung in there. And then he was serving great,” added Federer.ResultsMen’s singles quarter-finals: Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) bt Roger Federer (SUIx3) 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4advertisementWomen’s doubles quarter-finals: Sania Mirza/Elena Vesnina (IND/RUS x4) bt Nuria Llagostera Vives/Arantxa Parra (ESP/ESP) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5Men’s doubles 3rd round: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA x1) bt Simon Aspelin (SWE) and Paul Hanley (AUS) 6-3, 4-6, 6-7(5), 6-3, 16-14.Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna (IND x6) bt Jamie Murray / Jarmila Gajdosova(GBR/AUS) 7-6 (5), 6-2last_img read more

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Indian women in sports

first_imgWomen in SportsHockey: The gold medal at Manchester has put Suraj Lata Devi’s squad on the world map.Shooting: With a clutch of seven medals, women have made a breach in Jaspal Rana’s territory.Weightlifting: Though Kunjarani Devi cleared her name, the women lifted way below world standards.Athletics: Recent achievements in Manchester,Women in Sports Hockey: The gold medal at Manchester has put Suraj Lata Devi’s squad on the world map.Shooting: With a clutch of seven medals, women have made a breach in Jaspal Rana’s territory.Weightlifting: Though Kunjarani Devi cleared her name, the women lifted way below world standards.Athletics: Recent achievements in Manchester and Colombo do not make up for the vacuum in the field.last_img read more

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It’s Time! Patriots, Rams set to square off in Super Bowl

first_img“It would be nice to get one of those,” Patriots receiver Chris Hogan. “But the idea is to win, no matter how you do it.”The largest margin in a Patriots Super Bowl under this regime has been the eight points the Eagles beat them by a year ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “That’s a tricky question. You’re trying to get around me. You’re just trying to get you some answers over there, baby. But like I said, I don’t know. I haven’t done that sit-down yet. I’ve got to do that sit-down. About two weeks after (the Super Bowl), then I’ll know.”DONALD’S DOMINANCERams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the only unanimous All-Pro this season, led the NFL with 20½ sacks.Considering that Brady barely has been touched or pressured in two playoff games — both against teams with strong pass rushers — it is incumbent upon Donald to be a factor Sunday.Make that a major factor.“We’ll get to him, but we have to stay patient and don’t get frustrated,” Donald says. “We’ve got a great secondary that will do its job and make sure he doesn’t have easy throws. If he has to hold onto the ball, we’ll have our chances. We just have to go get him.”Otherwise, the most accomplished quarterback in Super Bowl history might tear them apart.CLOSE ONESThe Rams’ past two trips to the big game were tight affairs in which they beat Tennessee and lost to New England. In all of the Patriots’ eight previous trips in the Brady-Belichick era, the result was in doubt until the final moments.So to expect a romp at Mercedes-Benz Stadium seems foolhardy. MOST READ Beijing Winter Olympics to be the first games powered by green electricity FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald hits Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles after Foles threw the ball away during the first half in an NFL football game in Los Angeles. The Rams know they’ve got to pressure Tom Brady early and often to have a chance in the Super Bowl, and they’ve been assembling the tools for this job all year long. They signed Ndamukong Suh to a big free-agent deal, wrote a record-breaking contract for Aaron Donald and acquired edge rusher Dante Fowler from Jacksonville down the stretch. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)ATLANTA — Hey, have you guys been here before?If you’re a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is “all the time.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They kind of know this week. They know when things are a little anxious, when to kind of, ‘Hey, turn it on and get ready to play.’ They probably have a process and plan for the week.”Athletes in every sport talk about how helpful a comfort zone can be. It’s even more pronounced when it accompanies events such as the Super Bowl, which, for better or worse, transcends football.Brady and most of his teammates, in their third straight visit, barely flinch at all the attention, media demands and alterations to the norm they encounter during Super Bowl week — although they were taken aback somewhat by the cacophony and circus atmosphere of opening night on Monday. Aside from Aqib Talib, C.J. Anderson, Brandin Cooks and Sam Shields, for the Rams this is uncharted territory.Rams coach Sean McVay tends to dismiss that theory, however. Using quarterback Jared Goff as an example, McVay could have been speaking for his entire squad, which has made a sensational turnaround in his two seasons in charge.“He’s an unfazed quarterback,” McVay says. “I think his way to have success and handle adversity the same demonstrates that poise and confidence you want from your quarterback.”ADVERTISEMENT Nowhere is the experience matchup more uneven than at QB. At 41, Brady already is the oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl. Goff is 24 and one of the youngest.Well, maybe nowhere is an exaggeration, because Belichick, at 66, could become the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl. He has worked 41 postseason games, with 30 victories, most among head coaches in NFL history. He’s the only head coach with five Super Bowl rings.McVay is half his age and in his first NFL title game, the youngest Super Bowl head man.Rams President Kevin Demoff hears all of that so-called evidence, then cites so many positives about McVay that he sounds like the next dominant coach.Sunday will be a powerful acid test for McVay and his team.Some other things to look for in Super Bowl 53:GRONK’S FINALE?There’s widespread speculation that Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski could be playing his final NFL game. The four-time All-Pro has been plagued by injuries for much of his career, and only in his first two pro seasons did he play a full 16-game schedule. In 2018, he made it into 13 games.Gronkowski has battled through back, knee, ankle and arm injuries throughout his nine pro seasons, and thought about retirement after last year’s Super Bowl loss to the Eagles. If this will be it for the big-play tight end with superb blocking skills, he isn’t letting on.“As of right now, those are the last things I’m thinking about,” Gronkowski says. “I love playing the game. After a long season, after the (Super Bowl), a few weeks down the road, you sit back, you relax, you get some downtime, enjoyment time. And you just see where you want to go with it. 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 If you play for the Rams, the reply basically is “never in my life.”So if experience is a factor in Sunday’s Super Bowl, the overwhelming edge is with the 2½-point favorites from Foxborough who are 5-3 in NFL title games with Tom Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick in the hoodie on the sideline.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Rams, whose past two Super trips were representing St. Louis in 2000 and ’02, have four players who have gotten this far. New England has four on its defensive line alone.“Probably, throughout the week, it gives them an advantage,” Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth says — and he’s finishing up his 13th NFL season, though it’s his first that ends in February. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong determined to get back into ONE title contention

first_imgFilpina dynamo Gina Iniong from Team Lakay. ONE CHAMPIONSHP PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Watching her stablemates Geje Eustaquio and Joshua Pacio lose their gold in ONE Championship lit up a fire in Gina Iniong and she vowed to win every single fight presented upon her with conviction.Iniog will take her first step towards her personal quest when she takes on Jhin Radzuan in the undercard of ONE: Clash of Legends on Feb. 16 at Impact Arena in Bangkok.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Shorthanded Alaska demolishes Columbian MOST READ 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Despite her recent struggles, Iniong is determined to put on a show and start off 2019 on the right foot.“I am still hoping to get a shot at the ONE Women’s World atomweight title and fight Angela Lee,” said Iniong. “One of my dreams is to challenge her because I want to be a World champion.”“I am working double hard in training by pushing myself to the limits. I follow my coaches’ advise in every turn. We focus on my weaknesses in training and they gave me a lot of time on my ground game.”ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They can expect an aggressive and determined Gina Iniong. Anything can happen in a fight and I don’t want it to go the judges’ scorecards,” said Iniong (7-4).Pacio was the first of Team Lakay’s World champions to lose his strap when he lost his World strawweight belt to Yosuke Saruta on Jan. 19 while Eustaquio lost his World flyweight championship to Adriano Moraes six days later.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIniong, a six-time Philippine Wushu Champion, was regarded as one of the best atomweights coming up in ONE promotion having won her first matches in the promotion until she lost to Mei Yamaguchi in November of 2017 via unanimous decision.She then went on to split her next two matches winning against Jenny Huang via unanimous decision before losing to Istela Nunes in the same manner in her last fight on July 7, 2018. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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