PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Volleyball’s loss is judo’s gain MOST READ PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES The Philippines won the gold in the men’s fours, the silver in the women’s fours, women’s triples, and the bronze in the men’s pairs.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 shutout Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The Philippines captured another piece of hardware in the lawn bowls of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Ainie Knight and Asuncion Bruce’s partnership won the Philippines the bronze medal in the women’s pairs events marking the country’s fifth medal in the sport.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pelicans acquire Mirotic from Bulls for 3 players and pick

first_img“The draft asset that we acquired in this deal was far and away the best that we got. It’s just consistent with the direction, the plan that talked about,” Paxson said. “As we mapped out what Niko would be looking for financially, especially, that wasn’t part of our timeline. We now have a situation where we’re invested in these young guys. Our focus remains on the growth and development of them.”New Orleans had been seeking to unload the 7-foot Asik, who has struggled with his health and has been unable to return to his form from earlier in his career since the Pelicans signed him to a five-year, $58 million contract that would expire after next season if a team option is not picked up.Mirotic is due $12.5 million next season, but that becomes easier for the Pelicans to absorb now that Asik is off their books. He was due about $12 million next season.Still, financial flexibility remains important for New Orleans. Cousins enters free agency this offseason, and the Pelicans hope to re-sign him.The Pelicans won seven of the last eight games that Cousins played alongside fellow All-Star starter Anthony Davis. Two of those victories came against teams with the second- and third-best records in the NBA — the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics. Since Cousins’ injury, New Orleans has dropped two straight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ New Orleans plays next at Oklahoma City on Friday night.As part of Thursday’s trade, Chicago will have the right to swap its 2021 second-round pick with New Orleans’ own 2021 second-round pick.In a corresponding roster move, the Bulls waived veteran wing player Quincy Pondexter, a former Pelicans player who has struggled with knee injuries for most of the past three seasons. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Mirotic has averaged 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds since missing the first 23 games this season because of two broken bones in his face stemming from a fight in practice with Bobby Portis. The altercation soured Mirotic on playing for Chicago, and the Bulls were looking to accommodate his request to be traded.“Niko’s representatives were consistent over the last several months that they wanted him moved,” said John Paxson, the Bulls’ executive vice president of basketball operations. “They never backed off of that stance one bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNelson has averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 assists in 43 games for New Orleans. Allen averaged 4.7 points before a broken leg sidelined him for 22 games. He returned to the active roster this week but did not play in Tuesday night’s loss to Sacramento. Asik has averaged 1.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14 games this season.Paxson said acquiring another first-round draft choice fits the plan of retooling the roster that was put in motion when Chicago traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors at the United Center on January 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPNEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick.The trade, announced by both teams late Thursday afternoon, comes less than a week after New Orleans lost All-Star DeMarcus Cousins for the season because of a left Achilles tear — and with the Pelicans still in the playoff picture.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls View comments AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

NCAA Season 93 Preview: Run-and-gun Chiefs continue chase for title

first_imgNCAA Season 93 Preview: Arellano Chiefs2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Head coach: Jerry CodiñeraLast Season: 14-4 (Runner-up)Holdovers: Kent Salado, Lervin Flores, Zach NichollsKey Losses: Jio Jalalon, Dioncee Holts, Donald GumaruFinishing as runner-up for two of the last three seasons, Arellano is motivated to finally break the glass ceiling and win it all this year.ADVERTISEMENT Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenacenter_img But coach Jerry Codiñera knows that pulling off the feat will be a tough challenge for the Chiefs, especially with the departure of lead playmaker Jio Jalalon.“Every year, that’s always the case, that we want to win the championship,” he said. “We want to make it to the Final Four and we want to continue to do better every game in spite of the fact that year-in and year-out, there are players who leave the team. We continue to recruit and do well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJalalon’s backcourt partner Kent Salado has been thrust to the spotlight along with seniors Lervin Flores and Zach Nicholls.“Salado will have a bigger role for us this year, same as with the veterans we have in our team,” said the PBA great. Djokovic shrugs off McEnroe’s Tiger comparison LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Codiñera acknowledged his team is expected to take a hit from the graduation of key guys from last season. But as always, he has his full confidence that there will be players ready to emerge out of the shadows and deliver for the Chiefs.“Like what we’ve been doing for the past four years, we just have to deliver and do what we’re supposed to do, make use of what we have, believe on our players and continue to motivate them to bring their A-game every game,” he said.But Codiñera promises that even without Jalalon, Arellano will still be the exciting fast-paced team which is ready to run the competition out of the building any given day.“We will still continue to do the running type of ball game and give our 100-percent effort every game. We’ll continue to excite the fans,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Creamline targets 5th straight

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japanese squads lined up for friendlies vs national team Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline stakes its spotless record against a sputtering Power Smashers Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cool Smashers will have to do that, though, without heart and soul Alyssa Valdez, who is with the national team training camp in Okayama, Japan.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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant At 4-0, Creamline can step closer to the next round with a win in the 4 p.m. clash against Power Smashers, which are slumping with a 1-3 record.University of the Philippines will gun for a second straight victory when it goes up against Perlas BanKo in their 6 p.m. encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsValdez will miss the next three games of Creamline which will have to rely on hitter Pau Soriano, setter Jia Morado and re-commissioned former star player Mary Jean Balse. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View commentslast_img read more

Team India to debut in new ODI kit

first_imgTeam India will debut in the new Nike One-Day International kit, which has brighter and bolder blue jersey made from recycled polyester in their first match against Australia at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi on Sunday.The new jersey is made entirely from recycled polyester, each one produced from up to eight recycled plastic bottles, Ravi Kallayil, Business Director-Cricket Nike India Private Ltd, told reporters in Kochi.The new kit is an important step in the process to make all Nike products more sustainable.Kallayil said Nike continuously strives to bring technology and innovations into the sport and help athletes improve their game.”The new ODI kit not only looks great and delivers performance benefits, but is also made with recycled materials, creating less impact on the environment,” he said.Nike would provide cricket fans an assortment of jersey replicas, including the authentic game day jersey.Besides, a complete range of the team’s training and travel gear will also be part of this range. These products would be made available at Nike stores and leading multi-brand doors across the country, he said.The new ODI kit is made from Nike’s proprietary DriFit Technology- ‘Denier Differential’ for superior moisture management. Yarns of different circumference are used on the face vis-a-vis the back to create increased surface area, resulting in an exceptional way to transport moisture through the fabric, keeping athletes cool and dry, Kallayil said.The Aerographic print on the back panel along high sweat zones enhances cooling while increasing aesthetics. The ‘Gusset’ construction based on body motion analysis allows for maximum flexibility and stretch for the athletes.advertisement”The kit has been designed to keep players drier, cooler and more comfortable allowing them to maintain an optimum body temperature and perform at their best on pitch,” he said.Ventilation zones, with upto 200 tiny laser cut holes, are placed on each side of the jersey to enhance breathability and are combined with a fabric that increases air flow by upto seven per cent compared to previous kits. Air can now pass across a player’s whole torso, keeping him cooler.The jersey’s new double knit structure not only gives it a sleeker appearance, while offering 10 per cent more stretch than the last national team kit jerseys, but also boasts a new dynamic fit cut to follow natural contours of the body while still allowing for maximum airflow and movement,he said.The design and aesthetics of the new kit draws inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and cricket culture ensuring that the Men in Blue embody the surging new India.last_img read more

Kashmir Valley gives peace a chance with music concerts

first_imgDivine Sufi melodies, in tandem with the rebellious strains of rock music, are reverberating across the Kashmir Valley this summer. And the large turnout for these concerts indicates that locals, particularly youngsters, are thirsting for an encore.The trend beat the perception that the state government would be confronted with a serious law and order problem this month in the wake of the slogan Khoon ka badla June mein lenge (the murders will be avenged this June). Far from the return of the stonepelting mobs, ground zero was busy hosting musical shows, business conferences and sports events. Sunday, for instance, sizzled with three music concerts being held at different locations in Srinagar during the evening. All the three venues were teeming with listeners, mostly youngsters.On Saturday night, too, the Institute of Hotel Management in Rajbagh came alive when hundreds of youngsters sang along with the Zero Bridge band. The group is named after one of the bridges on Jhelum river and its lead singers are Kashmiri youths based in the US. The show also saw One Young Kashmir, a group 20 boys and girls who have dedicated themselves to social causes, performing. The By Naseer Ganai in Srinagar band, however, had a word of brutally candid advice for those touting musical shows and festivals as indicators of peace in Kashmir.Delhi singer Kabul Rishi belts out Bollywood hits of the ’80s.”No one should sell them as peace,” Irtif Lone of One Young Kashmir said. “These shows don’t put it the (conflict in Kashmir) on the backburner. They are simply an effort to work for social causes and provide youngsters some space for entertainment,” he added. The group’s singers even asked the audience to maintain two minutes of silence for those killed in the 2010 demonstrations. The main attraction of the Saturday show was Roushan Illahi, who is better known by his rapper title MC Kash. The track ‘I Protest’, which describes the turbulence of 2010, propelled the 20-year-old to prominence. It begins with news clips from the height of the protests, and ends with him listing the names of the people who were killed last summer.However, on Saturday night, he sang the number Fist Held High. Another musical festival that attracted hundreds of people, including politicians, was organised by Kashmiri singer Waheed Jeelani at the SKICC along Dal Lake on Sunday. Here, singers from all over the state mesmerised the audience with ghazals and Sufi songs. At Hotel Vivanta by Taj Srinagar, Kabul Rishi, made the people shake a leg to Bollywood’s golden hits of the ’80s. Rishi is a young singer from Delhi and this was his first performance in Kashmir. Earlier on Sunday, a Punjabi mushaira was organised at the Government College for Women. Last week, New Delhi-based Kashmiri filmmaker and writer Sanjay Kak released his book Until My Freedom Has Come – The New Intifada in Kashmir at Hotel Grand Mumtaz. The book is a compilation of writings about last year’s unrest.advertisement”Since January, the authorities have talked about the slogan Khoon ka badla June mein lenge to justify the clampdown in Kashmir. Violence has been inflicted on the ground to silence the people. June is here and this book talks about 2010. This is our badla,” Kak said amid thunderous applause from the audience.last_img read more

Ind vs WI: Praveen Kumar’s three-wicket haul puts India on top

first_imgDebutant Praveen Kumar’s three-wicket burst gave India the upper hand by reducing West Indies to 119 for five in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test on Tuesday.Praveen nipped out three crucial wickets on the second day morning to give the visitors hope for a first-innings lead despite their seemingly modest 246 total.The young medium-pacer accounted for the wickets of Adrian Barath (64) and Darren Bravo (18) and later Brendan Nash (1) to see West Indies in a spot of bother with the home team still trailing India by 127 runs in the first innings.Apart from Praveen (3/24), Ishant Sharma (2/17) was the other wicket-taker for India in the morning session.Resuming at their overnight score of 34 for one, in reply to India’s 246 all out, West Indies lost overnight batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan (3) straightaway, lbw to Ishant before Barath and Bravo combined for a 55-run third-wicket stand.Barath puzzled the Indians bowlers with his all-attack and all-defence methods and in the process raised only the second half century of his young career of six Tests.The little Trinidadian showed a tight defence but choose his moments to attack the Indian bowlers when opportunities came his way.Bravo, on the other hand, played the anchor role and the duo saw off the bowling pair of Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh, who bowled almost the entire stretch of the opening hour. – With PTI inputsFor 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.advertisementlast_img read more

Inspired West Indies beat Sri Lanka to claim first Twenty20 title

first_imgAn inspired West Indies on Sunday night clinched the ICC World Twenty20 crown with a comfortable 36-run victory over Sri Lanka, riding on Marlon Samuels’ brilliant counter-attacking knock to win a major global title after over three decades.Batting first in front a 35,000 partisan crowd, Samuels held his nerve as he smashed a heroic 78 off 56 balls to steer West Indies to 137 for six and then the Caribbeans shot out out the hosts for 101 in 18.4 overs.West Indies’ cricketer Chris Gayle, front, dances as teammates watch after their win over Sri LankaIt is the West Indies’ first world title after a gap of 33 years having won the ODI World Cup back in 1979. They did triumph in the Champions Trophy in 2004, but that is not considered a World Cup.For Sri Lanka and Mahela Jayawardene, it was another case of ‘so-near-yet-so-far’ having now lost four World Cup finals (two 50 overs and two T20s) across two categories.After Lasith Malinga was caught in the deep, Darren Sammy and his bunch of dedicated soldiers broke into an impromptu Gangnam dance as there was a deathly silence at the R Premadasa Stadium.Samuels played one of the most memorable innings under pressure as he thumped five of his half a dozen of sixes off T20 specialist Lasith Malinga’s bowling, making batting look easy on a pitch where almost every other batsmen struggled.A wicket was like icing on the cake as he deservedly won the Man-of-the-Match award. The win was more creditable as Chris Gayle, who has been in marauding form prior to the title clash, failed.Samuels alone spoiled Malinga’s figures as he went for 54 off four overs after Ajantha Mendis took 4/12.While only 32 runs came off the first 10 overs, the Caribbeans, courtesy Samuels and skipper Darren Sammy (26 no, 15 balls, 3×4) managed 106 in the back 10.The total might not have been a challenging one but the manner in which Samuels batted, having scored more than half the runs, the innings will be remembered for a long time to come especially as other West Indian batsmen looked like lambs ready to be slaughtered.Defending a small but competitive total, Ravi Rampaul bowled a beauty to dismiss Tillekaratne Dilshan. The ball pitched in line and then moved a shade to knock back the off-stump.Samuels could have removed Jayawardene who swept uppishly but Bravo, covering a lot of ground from the deep, couldn’t latch onto the difficult chance.Jayawardene and Sangakkara steadied the ship, adding 42 runs for the second wicket, although they were not able to give the bowlers a charge.Finally, Sangakkara ran out of patience as he rocked on to the backfoot to pull leg-break bowler Samuel Badree as Kieron Pollard, stationed at deep mid-wicket, held on to an easy catch. He managed 22.Angelo Mathews tried a needless lap-shot of a straight delivery from Sammy, which hit the middle stump, as Sri Lanka were reduced to 51 for three.The situation demanded a special innings from the Sri Lankan captain but he tried an ambitious reverse sweep off Sunil Narine, which gently lobbed to Sammy who took an easy catch at backward point, as the match decisively tilted in favour of the West Indies. Jayawardene managed 33.Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera were run-out due to enormous pressure and after Lahiru Thirimanne holed out in the deep, the writing was clear on the wall.Earlier, the pressure of playing a World Cup final was telling on Johnson Charles as he offered a simple catch to Nuwan Kulasekara at mid-off in Mathews’ opening over which was a wicket maiden.The first run for West Indies came when Kulasekara bowled a wide after three dot balls in the second over. The first run off the bat came off the 17th legal delivery and the first boundary in the next over when Samuels punched one through covers.Gayle, who has been predicting results like ‘Paul the Octopus’ in the last few days was strangled by the Lankan bowlers and finally Mendis got him with a straighter one that looked like hitting the leg-stump.advertisementlast_img read more