James Harden still unstoppable, rallies Rockets past Warriors in OT

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Harden shot five free throws in the first quarter Thursday and nine in all.His jumper with 5:37 left in regulation cut Golden State’s lead to 112-111. He also got the Rockets close by knocking down two 3-pointers and assisting on another basket in the final 1:26 of the third as Houston cut its deficit to 98-92 going into the final quarter.Thompson scored 26 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the first half. After struggling to find his stroke from deep, Thompson is 10 for 17 on 3-pointers the past three games.With his first 3 at the 7-minute mark of the opening period, Durant became the 32nd player in NBA history to reach 22,000 points.Falling backward as he released the ball over Harden, Durant swished a 3 with 59.2 seconds left in the first half.The cold-shooting Rockets fell behind 70-53 at halftime. Houston was just 6 of 23 from long range, 3 for 9 by Harden, while the Warriors shot 62.8 percent.TIP-INSRockets: F James Ennis, who had been questionable with a strained right hamstring, returned after missing the previous 10 games. … G Eric Gordon sat out a second straight game with a bruised right knee.Warriors: C Kevon Looney scored in double figures for the ninth time this season. … Durant is one of six active players in the 22,000-point club, joining LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and Dwyane Wade. … Durant has 12 straight games with 20 or more points. … Golden State dropped to 10-3 when dishing out 30 or more assists.RUN TMC TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As part of the final season at Oracle Arena, the Warriors honored the “Run TMC” era featuring the trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin.They were recognized on the big screen during a first-quarter timeout and Hardaway was shown sitting courtside next to Warriors owner Joe Lacob.UP NEXTRockets: At Portland on Saturday.Warriors: At Sacramento on Saturday looking for a fourth straight road win vs. the Kings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Houston Rockets’ James Harden, right, is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — James Harden hit a contested 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left in overtime and finished with his second triple-double of the week and fifth straight 40-point game, rallying the Houston Rockets past the Golden State Warriors 135-134 in a thriller between Western Conference powers Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.Kevin Durant’s long 3-pointer missed as the buzzer sounded in what will go down as one of the best games this regular season — a rematch of the seven-game Western Conference finals won by two-time defending champion Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Stephen Curry put the Warriors ahead with 23.1 seconds remaining in OT on the way to 35 points — a basket that shouldn’t have counted because Durant was clearly out of bounds when he flung the ball back in.Harden, however, had one more improbable, acrobatic moment still in him. He released the ball with at least four hands in his face for the game-winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe reigning MVP finished with 44 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, while Clint Capela contributed 29 points and 21 rebounds for Houston.Harden also hit 3-pointers at the 3:52 and 2:02 marks of OT in a game featuring dazzling displays on both ends by some of the game’s biggest stars. View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES DeMar DeRozan’s triple-double lift Spurs past Raptors in Kawhi Leonard’s return MOST READ Klay Thompson made a go-ahead layup with 40.6 seconds left in the extra period, then Harden tied it at 132 on a pair of free throws with 33.5 seconds left.Durant added 26 points and seven rebounds.Harden also had a triple-double Monday against Memphis of 43 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists but he was disappointed with nine turnovers he thought gave the Grizzlies too many transition opportunities.Including his 50-point game Dec. 13 against the Lakers, Harden has scored at least 30 in 11 straight.Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s simple message about defending Harden, who went to the line 27 times Monday: “Don’t foul him!”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

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Mighty Sports jumps right into action in Dubai tilt

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Philippine representatives to the 10-team tournament in the diverse metropolis will face American University in Dubai in the Group A matches on Friday 7 pm (11 pm in Manila), a team that Mighty knows little to nothing about.“We barely have any scouting report on who we will be facing right on the opening day but I am optimistic that we are more than ready to do well for our kababayans here proud,” said Mighty Sports owner Alex Wongchuking ahead of their game at Shabab Al Ahli.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMighty Sports is eyeing a better showing this time after finishing with a sorry 1-7 record in its tournament debut in 2017, and a lot of pressure will be put on the shoulders of two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom and Barangay Ginebra mainstay Justin Brownlee.Chinese Basketball Association Randolf Morris, who also played in the NBA with New York and Atlanta, is expected to patrol the team’s interior. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dirk Nowitzki, Luka Doncic help Mavericks rout Knicks at Madison Square Garden Head coach Charles Tiu said he expects his team to go through the gauntlet in the tournament and especially in Group A wher they will face UAE’s national team.“I am expecting nothing less than a tough grind, every game here is important so we have to keep our collective focus on the task at hand,” said Tiu. “How we will perform in the first game will set the tone for our campaign.”Mighty will play four games in the preliminaries and will have to get into the top four of Group A to advance to the crossover quarterfinals that will start on Feb. 7.The semifinals will be played on Feb. 8 while the finals will be on the ninth.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Mighty Sports will have its wits immediately tested just day after its arrival in the United Arab Emirates for the Dubai International Basketball Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Olympic champion among 12 Russian athletes guilty of doping

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia PLAY LIST 02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Qatar beats Japan in Asian Cup final for first major title LATEST STORIES Two Americans are now in line to become gold medalists years after their events.With Ukhov disqualified, the International Olympic Committee can upgrade silver medalist Erik Kynard of the United States to become the 2012 champion.With Shkolina’s disqualification from the 2013 worlds, another American, Brigetta Barrett, is in line to get the gold medal from the IAAF. It would be Barrett’s first world title.Two-time Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland could be upgraded to the 2013 world title if Lysenko is stripped of her title.The Russian athletes, including 2014 world indoor triple jump champion Lyukman Adams, can file appeals to a separate division of CAS, which acted as the initial disciplinary hearing in these cases.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war CAS prosecuted the athletes on behalf of the Russian Athletics Federation, which has been suspended by the IAAF since 2015. A WADA investigation report involving McLaren detailed extensive doping and cover-ups in Russian athletics back then.Previously a target of McLaren, Rodchenkov then worked with the WADA investigator and detailed athletes’ steroid programs and cover-ups. This, including “washout testing” ahead of major championships he said he ran as director of the WADA-accredited laboratory in Moscow and then in Sochi.“Russia’s pernicious, persistent, and state-led schemes to undermine Dr. Rodchenkov’s credibility are failing miserably,” his lawyers, Jim Walden and Avni Patel, said in a statement.Friday’s verdicts came exactly one year after testimony from McLaren and Rodchenkov was partly rejected by previous CAS panels, when some Russian athletes overturned their disqualifications from the Sochi Olympics on appeal.“Today’s CAS rulings confirm that the evidence underlying the McLaren Reports is reliable and is capable of establishing Anti-Doping Rule Violations,” said Brett Clothier, head of the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit, which helped prepare the case. “It is very encouraging for us and gives us the possibility to pursue more cases.”Russian Athletics Federation head Dmitry Shlyakhtin said other cases could follow.“We knew about this list and I don’t think it will be the last one,” Shlyakhtin said in comments published by Russian state news agency R-Sport. “There will be more names and more verdicts, and we’ve still got the retests of Moscow laboratory samples ahead of us.”WADA director general Olivier Niggli said the track and field verdicts confirmed the importance of retrieving analytical data from the former Moscow lab last month — a process initially stalled by Russian authorities .“It is vitally important now that the hard work continues for the good of all athletes across a range of sports,” Niggli said in a statement. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Ukhov was disqualified from the 2012 London Games, while hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko and high jumper Svetlana Shkolina also have been disqualified after winning gold at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.“The procedures stem from the investigation conducted by Professor Richard McLaren, mandated by the World Anti-Doping Agency, in relation to allegations of systemic doping practices in Russian sport,” the court said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesCAS judges ruled the athletes “participated in and/or benefited from anabolic steroid doping” in the period before the London Olympics and through the 2013 worlds. The rulings vindicated longstanding claims by Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov who said he oversaw a state-protected program that later tainted the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Ukhov and Shkolina were given four-year bans that started on Friday. An eight-year ban was imposed on Lysenko for her second offense, backdated to run until July 2024. FILE – In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)GENEVA — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions.Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of taking part in “systemic doping,” the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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World Cup semifinal preview: Fans expect Brazil to overcome loss of Neymar

first_imgBrazil’s NeymarBrazil did it once without Pele, and just about everyone in the country is waiting and hoping to do it again without Neymar. The Brazilians advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup last week, but they lost their best player in doing so. Neymar, the national team’s star attraction with the same yellow No. 10 shirt that Pele made world famous, broke a vertebra after being kneed in the back and will miss the rest of the tournament. That means Brazil will have to do without Neymar’s quick moves and sharp shooting when the team plays Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday at Mineirao Stadium. And for the final, if they make it that far. “It will be difficult, but we can win it without Neymar,” said Matheus Christoff, a 22-year-old chemical engineering student from Belo Horizonte. “In 1962, we won without Pele, so we can win without Neymar.” Pele became a global star when he was only 17, scoring two goals in the 1958 final to give Brazil its first World Cup title. Four years later in Chile, he was injured in the opening round and was forced to sit and watch as his teammates won again. But win they did, with Garrincha stepping up to carry the load. Watch: Neymar speaks in tearful video for Brazil after back injury rules him out of World Cup  This time around, there is no obvious goal-scoring replacement for Neymar, who cuts his hair in a fauxhawk and has become the face of the World Cup, at least on billboards and in TV commercials all over Brazil.advertisement Or, instead of one person stepping up to provide the goals, maybe there is more than one. “They have another 22 players,” said Patricia Mendes, a 35-year-old consultant in Belo Horizonte. “If they wear the yellow jersey, they can score.” Neymar did most of the damage himself in the first round, scoring four goals in the opening three matches to put Brazil at the top of Group A. The two strikers playing alongside him, Fred and Hulk, have combined to score only one goal, while defender David Luiz has provided the offense by scoring two in the last two matches. A slumbering attack, now without its most important component, is going to make it hard against the Germans, who seem to have put their defense back together after a substandard performance in the second round. And the loss of Brazil captain Thiago Silva, who is suspended for the match after foolishly picking up a yellow card in the quarterfinal win over Colombia, is going to make things even tougher. “I really don’t think we can win without Neymar and Thiago Silva,” said 23-year-old Rafael Seixas, who works at his family’s convenience store in Belo Horizonte. “They are the best players in the team, and Germany is really good.” The thought of losing to Germany, however odious that may be for most Brazilians, is still better than considering one other possibility of this year’s World Cup – an ultimate victory for Argentina on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium. “That,” Seixas said, “would be the worst possible scenario for the World Cup in Brazil.”last_img read more

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It wasn’t a ‘star conversation’ with Sachin Tendulkar: David James

first_imgKerala Blasters have roped in Michael Chopra – ISL draft’s top pickAs Indian football languishing in the 150’s in FIFA rankings looks to attract the attention of the football world through the Indian Super League set to begin in October, the stakeholders continue to remain upbeat.India Today.in caught up with former English goal keeper David James(2010 World Cup, 53 caps) who will work as a player cum manager for Kochi Blasters in the ISL. Sachin Tendulkar is a co owner of the team. What was his first line to Sachin before they began talking football? “Sorry am not much of a cricket fan.” This and a lot more in this interview..Q. David, for someone who has played at the top level for so many years, why India?A. India for many reasons. I could have kept playing football in England. But India provides me an opportunity to be a manager which is something I want to do. To do it in a different country, culture and opportunity to play some small part in development of football in a nation that I think should have more world coverage and competition. 152 ranking is not enough for a country of size of 1.2 billion. Having said that this would not have been possible for me had I not met Sachin Tendulkar where he expressed his desire and dreams for Indian football. It was a easy yes when I realized we had the same goals.Q. How was your first interaction with Sachin. Did you rib him of the battering India has received to the English cricket team?advertisementA. I know I am not supposed to say that but I am not a cricket fan. I wasn’t lured in because of Sachin’s remarkably successful career but for me he was a part owner of Kerala Blasters who wanted to meet me to see if we could do something. Cricket was hardly a part of the conversation. I might have opened with the line sorry I am not a cricket fan. We talked about his desires for the club. I wasn’t there for a star conversation.Q. You have roped in Micheal Chopra. How does he fit into the scheme of things? You are very high on his role in the league?A. Micheal Chopra fits in because he is a quality player first. He’s scored against me in EPL. He was our no.1 choice. One can’t always plan for drafts but we got the players we wanted. The focus will understandably be on Chopra for his Indian roots. We would want young Indian fans to look at Chopra’s career and say I can better that. If given an opportunity the world could be their oyster.Q. Indian football once contemplated having Micheal Chopra for the national team which did not materialise. For a football nation like India, is that an option to play players of Indian origin in the national team to raise the standard?A. No I don’t think so. Playing players of Indian origin in national team can be a short term solution. I don’t think that’s the answer. I think the long term solution is to develop coaches than players. Have more academies. That way one can have a more stable foundation. In England we have population which is insufficiently covered by A licence coaches. In Germany, France, Spain, their coaching numbers are three times ours although their population size is not too far ahead of us. Not surprising these are the teams that do consistently do well in World Cup finals.Q. One of the criticisms of ISL is that most marquee players are over the hill. How do you respond to that?A. Age is how one looks at it. For me, I played in Iceland last year. So I am more than fit enough to play. Look the reality is this is the first time league is being tried. There will be lot of tentative people. The international transfer window is about to get over so there may have been a lot of people who waited for other options. I think important that league goes all the way through in first year. I will have teething problems as manager in the first year of course. But we are learning. The league needs to get established so lesser questions will be asked. I don’t question the calibre of players we have got but the format is so much different to world football so people can get scared. That’s why I spoke with Micheal Chopra before the draft even if we could not be sure we would get him, that we were on the same page.advertisementQ. Finally what are your expectations of the Indian Super League?A. ISL is a wonderful format. We will see if there can be more teams in future.  We want a competitive and entertaining league. I know Liverpool are very well supported here. ISL needs to send the message to youngsters that structure is good. World’s eyes will be watching ISL. I am happy on coming here I have spoken with academies and other groups who want to develop football. Sooner India become a world force the better.last_img read more

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Giani Zail Singh sworn in as seventh President of India

first_imgThe new President, Giani Zail Singh, reads out his address in the Durbar HallIf the weather was any indication, Giani Zail Singh’s five-year tenure as the seventh President of India promises to be a stormy one. The day of his swearing-in, Sunday, July 25, opened with a heavy downpour that,The new President, Giani Zail Singh, reads out his address in the Durbar HallIf the weather was any indication, Giani Zail Singh’s five-year tenure as the seventh President of India promises to be a stormy one. The day of his swearing-in, Sunday, July 25, opened with a heavy downpour that continued till just before the official ceremony.The normally-immaculate forecourt of the Durbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhavan, where the swearing-in was to take place, was a sea of red slush churned up by tyre tracks and hoofprints. But for all that, the Presidential mansion looked suitably imposing with the President’s bodyguard in white uniforms with scarlet sashes, lined up in an arrowhead formation on the steps of the Durbar Hall.Inside was minor bedlam as MPs jostled each other for the best seats in the house while Zail Singh’s invitees, many obviously straight from the village, were hopping over the seats like it was a movie hall. Only 300 MPs could be accommodated in the comparatively cramped confines of the Durbar Hall and those present sported a privileged air. But even they were clearly outdone by Zail Singh’s invitees and family members basking in reflected glory and wearing an air of festive gaiety. In comparison, the elegant diplomats were a subdued lot.The setting for the ceremony was in keeping with the pomp and pageantry of the office – the huge central chandelier towering over the crowds and dominating the octagonal-shaped Durbar Hall. But the centrepiece of the solemn drama about to unfold were the two, gilt-edged red velvet chairs meant for the outgoing President, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, and his successor, Giani Zail Singh.advertisementNeelam Sanjiva Reddy congratulates Giani Zail SinghThe chairs were placed on a rostrum in front of a stone statue of the Buddha. Above the statue, a red velvet canopy stretched up to the vaulted ceiling. Behind the chairs, stood five Presidential aides in full ceremonial dress, while turbaned guards lined the walls on both sides. The solemnity was enhanced considerably by the forceful and outspoken speech that Reddy had delivered the day before in which he had spoken critically of the need to have a strong Opposition in the country, an obvious if oblique warning to the ruling party.Nervous Zail Singh: The ceremony itself was conducted with split-second timing. Exactly at 11.25 a.m., Mrs Gandhi bustled into the Hall accompanied by Rajiv Gandh and her ever-present aide, the safari-suited R.K. Dhawan, Rajiv, however, preferred to sit at the rear of the Hall with his fellow MPs. At 11.30, precisely, to a flourish of trumpets, Reddy and the President-elect arrived and were escorted up the redcarpeted centre aisle by two Presidential aides-decamp. The procession was led by Speaker Balram Jakhar and Vice-President Hidayatullah followed by Giani Zail Singh in a white achkan with the Nehru-like red rose in the buttonhole. Behind him trailed Reddy, looking for lorn in the final moments of his Presidency. In contrast to Giani’s spotless white, Reddy sported a muddy brown achkan.Giani Zail Singh inspects the guard of honour after his swearing-inWhether it was the occasion or the thought of what lay ahead, Zail Singh looked decidedly nervous. Once the strains of the national anthem had faded away, he sat ramrod-straight in his seat, his hands stiff in his lap while Reddy preferred his familiar pose, slouched down in the high-backed Presidential chair, his hands resting on the armrests.Zail Singh’s nervousness was, however, more evident in the oath-taking ceremony which he made in unaccustomed and Punjabi-flavoured English. He stumbled twice over the oath and on one occasion, Chief Justice Y.V. Chandrachud had to repeat himself before Zail moved hesitantly along. With the oath-taking over, Giani switched places with Reddy on the rostrum with an air of obvious relief, while outside, the traditional 21 guns boomed out a muffled salute.Colourless Speech: There was an air of hushed expectancy as the newly-appointed President stepped up to the rostrum to deliver his Presidential address. A lot of effort had evidently gone into its composing and it had been sent to the Cabinet for the requisite approval at 11 p.m. the previous night.Reddy and wife wave farewellEnclosed in a blue folder and written in Gurmukhi, the address was delivered in Hindi, a language Zail was far more comfortable with. Even so, it was hesitantly delivered. The speech struck a jarring note when he proclaimed that “the nation has gained momentum, particularly in the preceding two and a half years” – the period since Mrs Gandhi returned to power. It was a sentence that was clearly out of context and only served to reduce the solemnity of the last obligatory sentence, that he would discharge his duties without “fear or favour”.By midday, the ceremony was over and the invitees trooped outside to await Zail Singh’s ceremonial arrival in the forecourt in the first of his Presidential perks – the gleaming carriage drawn by six carefully-groomed and plumed horses.advertisementA smiling Mrs Gandhi was forced to hitch up her pink and white printed sari and step daintily through the slush to get to the saluting base where she and Hidayatullah would greet the new President. Looking tiny and bird-like compared to the towering figures of the Presidential aides, she awaited the carriage which drew up in a flurry of shouted commands.The President steps into his official Mercedes with his new residence in the backgroundThe new President, for the first time in his life, preceded Mrs Gandhi to the saluting base where he stood in solitary but uncomfortable splendour before marching off to inspect the guard of honour. A few limp salutes later, it was all over and Zail Singh climbed into the second of his Presidential perks – a gleaming, open-roofed Mercedes, to be driven to the study of Rashtrapati Bhavan, his new home for the next five years. But as he left, there was no mistaking the wistful look on his bearded face, not so much for what lay ahead, but what he was leaving behind.last_img read more

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76ers center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee

first_imgMOST READ “Nobody needs to read into anything here,” he said. “This is an NBA athlete that has some soreness in the knee, has had an MRI and we all should move on. We’ll miss him, obviously, playing-wise. But it’s not anything that isn’t completely pointed toward keeping him ready and especially ready when it matters most at the end of the year.”The Sixers are 37-21 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference heading into Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants 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 Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 126-111. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers. He had 10 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes in last Sunday’s All-Star game.Embiid was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 draft and missed his first two seasons with multiple foot and knee injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s reached the stage where he just felt uncomfortable with it,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “It’s a little bit of tendinitis. It’s stuff I think that’s quite common, actually.”Brown said he did not believe the injury was connected to the All-Star game. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Bad day for No. 1s: Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka upset at Indian Wells

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a point to Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, California — It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world’s top-ranked players, ushered out in the desert.Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber resumed their third-round match that was suspended because of rain a night earlier. The unseeded German knocked off the five-time tournament champion 6-4, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Big night from DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge help Spurs beat Mavericks Osaka lost to Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour in the fourth round of the first title defense of her career.“She sort of came out there really aggressive,” Osaka said. “She sort of knew what she wanted to do more than me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSince Osaka won the title at Indian Wells a year ago, she won the U.S and Australian Opens. Her triumph in Australia made her No. 1 for the first time, but her time at the top has been rocky. Osaka fired her coach and lost in the first round in Dubai before taking on a new coach, Jermaine Jenkins, who came on court during the match.“It’s always a bit tricky whenever you change someone in the team, but I feel like for a first tournament we did really well,” Osaka said. “We communicate well, so I think that’s a really big plus. I don’t think it’s going to be difficult.” On Tuesday, the 23rd-ranked Bencic served and returned better.The bottom half of the men’s draw still includes No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal and fourth-seeded Roger Federer, both of whom breezed to victory.Nadal eased by 25th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1, while Federer defeated Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4.“Overall it’s not been easy playing Stan,” Federer said. “He feels the same way, so that’s very awkward sometimes.”Djokovic owned an 8-1 record against Kohlschreiber, who beat a No. 1 player for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 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 Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel.“I haven’t played that much, so I wanted to make it count,” said Williams, who expects to play about 12 tournaments this year. “I need to do what I want, and what I want is to play the tournaments I want to play.”Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, beat 18th-seeded Wang Qiang 7-5, 6-2. Kohlschreiber liked the weather — sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s — much better than the cold and rain on Tuesday night.“I liked my chances more at night against Kohlschreiber, but it wasn’t to be last night,” Djokovic said. “Completely different conditions today. I congratulate him for playing tactically really well and getting me out of my comfort zone. He deserved to win.”The 35-year-old German started thinking he had a chance early in the first set when he survived a handful of break points on his serve.“I would say after 3-all in the first set I felt like getting closer to the set, holding my service games, which is not easy against Novak, because he’s such a great returner,” Kohlschreiber said. “I know from that point on it’s going to be a very interesting match.”Djokovic was just 1 for 5 on break-point opportunities. Kohlschreiber converted three of his four chances.Next up for Kohlschreiber is Gael Monfils, who owns a 13-2 record against the German.Djokovic remains alive in doubles with partner Fabio Fognini. Djokovic returned about an hour after his loss for their match.“When I hit a good return, I was wondering why this didn’t happen in singles,” he said.Also ousted were No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 10 Marin Cilic and No. 14 Daniil Medvedev.In women’s fourth-round matches, No. 2 Simona Halep lost to Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; and No. 7 Kiki Bertens was beaten by 20th-seeded Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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Rory McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Just make three more good swings … and this thing is yours,” McIlroy kept telling himself.He delivered in a major way to win the next best thing to major.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other McIlroy made two late birdies to regain the lead, was at his best when the pressure was the highest, and he closed with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory over Jim Furyk in his 10th appearance at The Players Championship.“To step up and make those three good swings, it’s very satisfying knowing that it’s in there when it needs to be,” McIlroy said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director “Magic,” Vegas said. “If I tried it a thousand times I wouldn’t even come close to making it.”Both shot 66 and tied for third.Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood lost their way early, and then late.Rahm, who had a one-shot lead, started with three bogeys in four holes and recovered until a curious decision. Tied for the lead, he was 220 yards away in a bunker, partially blocked by trees on the par-5 11, when he went for the green and hit into the water, making bogey. He was still in the game until failing to birdie the 16th and hitting into the water on the 17th. Rahm shot 76.Fleetwood opened with a three-putt bogey and made all pars until hitting into the water on the 11th for bogey. He made eagle on the 16th to have a fleeting chance until coming up short of the island. He shot 73 and tied for fifth with Brandt Snedeker (69) and Dustin Johnson (69). Most important, he found dry land on the 17th with a 9-iron, and relied on a memory from 10 years ago in Hong Kong — pick a target and swing hard — to hammer a tee shot down the 18th fairway to set up the win.He finished at 16-under 272 and earned $2.25 million, to date the biggest winner’s check in golf.The timing was ideal. McIlroy had not finished worse than a tie for sixth in his five previous starts this year — three of them playing in the final group — with no trophy to show for it. And one month away is the Masters, the final piece for McIlroy to get the career Grand Slam.It wasn’t easy. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point, and a dozen players were separated by two shots at various times.“I think the toughest part is seeing yourself up there, whatever score you’re on, and seeing 10 or 11 guys with a chance,” McIlroy said. “I guess that was the hardest thing was just getting yourself to the point mentally where you say, ‘Well, why not me? This is my tournament. I’m going to finish it off.’”Furyk didn’t know he was in The Players until one week ago, and he was on the verge of winning until McIlroy came through in the end. Furyk started the back nine with two birdies to get in the mix and finished strong. His only regret was a 3-foot par putt on the 15th.Even so, it showed he has plenty of game left after devoting two years as Ryder Cup captain. The runner-up finish moves him high enough in the world ranking (No. 57) to qualify for the Match Play in two weeks.“A shot here, a shot there, maybe could have been a little different,” Furyk said. “But ultimately, left it all out there. It was also nice to get in contention, to get under the heat, to have to hit shots under a lot of pressure, and then to respond well to that and hit some good golf shots. It’ll be a confidence boost going forward.Some of the most entertaining moments came from everyone else.Eddie Pepperell of England, in his Sawgrass debut, ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch to briefly share the lead, none bigger than a putt from just inside 50 feet on the 17th. One group later, Jhonattan Vegas holed a putt from the bottom left to the top right pin position, just under 70 feet, the longest putt made on the island green since the PGA Tour had lasers to measure them. That gave him a share of the lead, too. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES McIlroy could not afford a mistake over the final hour because of Furyk, the 48-year-old former Ryder Cup captain who nearly pulled off a stunner. Furyk, one of the last players to qualify for the strongest field in golf, capped off a 67 with a 7-iron into the 18th so good that he started walking when he hit it. The ball plopped down 3 feet from the hole for a birdie to take the lead.But not for long.Coming off a careless bogey on the 14th, McIlroy thought he was in trouble when his tee shot went well to the right toward a clump of native grass. He was lucky it came down into the bunker, and from there he drilled a 6-iron from 180 yards.“Some golf shot there,” Harry Diamond, his caddie and best friend, said as the ball was in the air.McIlroy called it “the best shot of the day, by far,” and it settled 15 feet behind the hole for a birdie to tie. Then, he blasted a 347-yard drive — the longest of the day on the par-5 16th — into a good lie in the rough that left him a 9-iron to 20 feet for a two-putt birdie and the lead.ADVERTISEMENT No. 22 Auburn routs 8th-ranked Tennessee for SEC title Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that never looks smaller than on Sunday at The Players Championship, followed by the toughest hole on the TPC Sawgrass with water down the entire left side.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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D’Angelo Russell drops career-best 44 as Nets rally past Kings

first_imgJarrett Allen added 13 points and seven rebounds for Brooklyn. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 points.It was a much-needed boost for Brooklyn, which had lost the first three games of a seven-game trip. The Nets were also struggling to hold onto seventh place in the East before Russell led the comeback.De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points for Sacramento. Bagley had 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting for the Kings (35-35). Nemanja Bjelica added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes scored 17.Two days after beating woeful Chicago 129-102, Sacramento was well on its way to a lopsided win over a contending team in the East before things slipped away.“We relaxed and were very casual,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “Didn’t run back on defense, turned the ball over a ton and took a lot of jump shots because we thought it was going to be easy.”The Kings led by 28 points and shot 51.6 percent from the floor.TIP-INSNets: Jarrett Allen picked up a technical foul in the first quarter. . Allan Crabbe missed his third consecutive game with a sore right knee.Kings: Buddy Hield went 0 of 8 beyond the arc and remains nine 3s shy of the franchise single-season record of 240, set by current Sacramento assistant general manager Peja Stojakovic in 2003-04.WASTED TIMEOUT Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell celebrates as he walks off the court after the Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 123-121 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, California — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense.When nothing else worked, D’Angelo Russell and a handful of Brooklyn reserves took over and carried the Nets to an improbable win on their longest road trip of the season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event UAAP volleyball: Lady Warriors end 4-game skid, match last season’s wins “I give a lot of credit to our bigs,” Russell said. “They set screens and got me open, got me downhill. Once you get downhill, any player that can get downhill and see the floor like that and see the rim wide open, the sky’s the limit.”Russell’s 27 points are the most in a fourth quarter in the NBA this season. Russell also had four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, breaking Allen Crabbe’s single-season record of 201, set last season. Russell has 202.“Once you get in that groove it’s hard to get you out of it,” Russell said. “No matter what defense a team throws at you, you’re going to find a way to get it done. That’s kind of what it was.”Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points off the bench, and none more important than his game-winning layup after Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III stepped out of bounds with 5.5 seconds left.Hollis-Jefferson took the inbound pass from Joe Harris and looked for Russell, who was being double-teamed. With the clock winding down, Hollis-Jefferson drove from near the 3-point arc and went around a Kings defender near the hoop to score.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Atkinson was so frustrated with the Nets that he called a timeout 20 seconds into the second quarter, moments after Bogdan Bogdanovic made a 3-pointer that put the Kings ahead 41-25. Atkinson was quite animated during the break as he spoke to his players before getting up and walking away. It worked briefly, until the Kings scored 20 straight to open the third quarter.“The coaching was terrible,” Atkinson said. “The zone was terrible. I used up my timeouts. They never responded. We put a group of players out there that have a great bond and a great spirit and were working their tails off behind closed doors. It was 100 percent on them. That’s player ownership.”UP NEXTNets: Play the Lakers in Los Angeles on Friday.Kings: Host Dallas on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.“We were at our wit’s end, it was kind of desperation,” Atkinson said. “It was a little bit like, ‘Let’s conserve our main guys and kind of play it out.’ I wasn’t expecting an amazing comeback, I just have to be honest. And then slowly but surely we started cutting the lead.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBrooklyn was sluggish and out of sync for three quarters before Russell sparked the Nets’ biggest comeback of the season.After scoring 17 points in the first half and going without a point in the third quarter, Russell shot 10 of 15 in the fourth quarter, repeatedly burning Sacramento’s defense with quick drives to the basket. He scored 16 straight points during one stretch while getting plenty of help from his teammates. 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Getting even, ahead

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PBA IMAGESTerrence Romeo swiftly quashed the thought of getting back at his former team, but his coach and his performance indicated otherwise in San Miguel’s gritty victory over TNT, 80-78, at the start of their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series on Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Romeo teamed up with Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo to help the reigning defending champions buck a shaky start, and gain the head start crucial in a race-to-two series.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES San Miguel 80—Lassiter 15, Fajardo 15, Romeo 15, Cabagnot 12, Santos 8, Ross 6, Standahrdinger 5, Rosser 2, Pessumal 2, Nabong 0TNT 78—Rosario 23, Pogoy 16, Trollano 11, Williams 9, Taha 8, Castro 8, Reyes 2, A. Semerad 1, Carey 0, Heruela 0, D. Semerad 0, Washington 0Quarters: 13-22, 39-46, 60-65, 80-78Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 hostingcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Tigresses, Lady Tams enhance semifinal chances MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “There was none,” the hotshot guard told reporters in Filipino when asked if he came into the game with extra motivation, having been ditched by TNT before finding his way to San Miguel.“I treated this like every playoff game I’ve played in,” he said after shooting 15 points in 22 minutes coming off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFajardo was also big, also finishing with 15 points despite the gung-ho double-teams he dealt with all game long.The reigning five-time MVP also hit the go-ahead putback in the dying seconds. Lassiter also had 15 points, all but two coming in the first half that enabled the Beermen to tug at the KaTropa’s coattails. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Romeo missed playing against his former team in the elimination round due to a sprained left foot.“I was excited to play them. But the goal wasn’t ‘Terrence versus TNT.’ It was ‘SMB versus TNT,’” added the spitfire guard, who shot 3-of-6 from rainbow territory and figured as the catalyst of the Beermen’s fightback in the middle quarters.RR Pogoy missed a desperation three-pointer inside the final 2.2 seconds which could have turned things around for the KaTropa.“Thank God Romeo is here,” San Miguel coach Leo Austria said candidly.The scores:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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PBA D-League: Cignal-Ateneo destroys McDavid by 75 points

first_imgMOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Maodo Malick Diouf bullied his way to 22 points, 10 coming in the final frame, and 19 rebounds.“We just got to be ready for every situation. Marinero was able to catch up and get the lead, but we’re able to regroup, kept our poise, and played defense. That’s what has been keeping us to where we are,” said CEU head coach Derrick Pumaren.The Scorpions held a one-point lead at the end of the third quarter before it broke the game wide open in the fourth period behind Diouf.Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena each scored 16 points while Mike Nieto added 11 for Ateneo, which rolled to its sixth victory in seven stints.Marlon Monte had 11 points for McDavid (1-5), which trailed, 90-28, after three quarters.ADVERTISEMENT The Blue Eagles opened the game with a 31-5 lead and continued to pounce on their lowly foes up to the final buzzer.Ateneo’s 75-point rout fell just a point short from matching the D-League mark of the biggest winning margin set by Tanduay in a 141-65 thrashing of Zark’s Burger two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMcDavid, however, managed to break a league record for all the wrong reasons as the squad’s 31 points were the fewest points scored by a team in a single game.In the other game, Centro Escolar University got going late to turn back Marinerong Pilipino, 93-76, and stay undefeated at 6-0. Go for Gold riders brace for 2019 Asian Road Cycling Championships 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 View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img McDavid scored only three points in the fourth quarter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MANILA, Philippines—It took Cignal-Ateneo just one quarter to put McDavid away en route to a 106-31 dismantling that nearly set a PBA D-League record Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: UST still alive for twice-to-beat after thumping NU

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ADVERTISEMENT In winning their fourth straight match, the Tigresses will earn a playoff for that bonus if Far Eastern University defeats La Salle on Sunday in the last day of eliminations.Season’s top Most Valuable Player contender Sisi Rondina turned in MVP numbers with 21 points, all on attacks, to power UST’s 10th win in 14 matches going into the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Tigresses, who have won in straight sets the three previous matches, dropped the third set when the determined Lady Bulldogs established up six set points.But NU could not sustain the intensity into the fourth as it bade farewell to the season with a 4-10 record. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Enes Kanter uncertain for Portland’s 2nd round series with hurt shoulder 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines–University of Santo Tomas contained National University’s nothing-to-lose attitude with a 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, Saturday to keep its hopes alive for a twice-to-beat incentive in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Ingrown toenail

first_imgDefinitionAn ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe.Alternative NamesOnychocryptosis; Unguis incarnatus; Nail avlusion; Matrix excisionCauses, incidence, and risk factorsAn ingrown toenail can result from a number of things. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not properly trimmed are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown.Ingrown toenails may occur when extra pressure is placed on your toe. This pressure is caused by shoes that are too tight or too loose. If you walk often or participate in athletics, a shoe that is even a little tight can cause this problem. Deformities of the foot or toes can also place extra pressure on the toe.Nails that are not trimmed properly can also cause ingrown toenails.Toenails that are trimmed too short, or if the edges are rounded rather than cut straight across may causethe nail tocurl downward and grow into the skin.Poor eyesight, inability to reach the toes easily, or having thick nails can make it hard to properly trim nails.Picking or tearing at the corners of the nails can also cause an ingrown toenail.Some people are born with nails that are curved and grow downward. Others have toenails that are too large for their toes. Stubbing your toe or other injuries can also lead to an ingrown toenail.advertisementSymptoms There may be pain, redness and swelling around the nail.Signs and testsAn exam of the foot will show the following:Skin along the edge of the nail appears to be growing over the nail, or the nail seems to be growing underneath the skin.Skin is swollen, firm, red, or tender to touch. There may be a small amount of pus.Tests or x-rays are usually not needed.TreatmentIf you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail, go to the doctor right away. Donot try to treatan ingrown nailat home.Otherwise, to treat an ingrown nail at home:Soak the foot in warm water 3 to 4 times a day if possible. After soaking, keep the toe dry.Gently massage over the inflamed skin.Place a small piece of cotton or dental floss under the nail. Wet the cotton with water or antiseptic.When trimming your toenails:Briefly soak your foot in warm water to soften the nail.Use a clean, sharp trimmer.Trim toenails straight across the top. Do not taper or round the corners or trim too short. Do not try to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail yourself. This will only make the problem worse.Consider wearing sandals until the problemgoes away. Over-the-counter medication that is applied to the ingrown toenail may help with the pain, but itdoes not treat the problem.If this does not work and the ingrown nail gets worse, see your family doctor, a foot specialist (podiatrist) or a skin specialist (dermatologist).If your ingrown nail does not heal or keeps coming back, your doctor may remove part of the nail:Numbing medicine is first injected into the toe.The doctor usesscissors to cut along the edge of the nail where the skin is growing over. This portion of the nail is removed. This procedure is called a partial nail avulsion.It takes 2 to 4 months for the nail to regrow.Sometimes your doctor will use a chemical, electrical current, or another small surgical cut to destroy or remove the area from which a new nail may grow.If the toe is infected, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics.Expectations (prognosis)Treatmentusually controls the infection and relieves pain. The condition is likely to return ifyou do not practice good foot care.This condition may become serious in people with diabetes, poor circulation, and nerve problems (peripheral neuropathies).ComplicationsIn severe cases, the infectioncan spread through the toe and into the bone.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if you:Are unable to trim an ingrown toenailHave severe pain, redness, swelling, or feverIf you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail, your risk for complications is higher. If you have diabetes, see your health care provider.PreventionWear shoes that fit properly. Shoes that you wear every day should have plenty of room around your toes. Shoes that you wear for walking briskly or for running should also have plenty of room, but not be too loose.advertisementWhen trimming your toenails:Briefly soak your foot in warm water to soften the nail.Use a clean, sharp nail trimmer.Trim toenails straight across the top. Do not taper or round the corners or trim too short.Do not pick or tear at the nails.Keepyour feet clean and dry. People with diabetes should have routine foot exams and nail care.ReferencesHeidelbaugh JJ, Lee H. Management of the ingrown toenail. Am Fam Physician. 2009;79(4):303-8.Ishikawa SN. Disorders of nails and skin. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Mosby; 2012:chap 87.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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Skull fracture

first_imgDefinitionA skull fracture is a fracture or break in the cranial (skull) bones.Alternative NamesBasilar skull fracture; Depressed skull fracture; Linear skull fractureConsiderationsSkull fractures may occur with head injuries. The skull provides good protection for the brain. However, a severe impact or blow can cause the skull to break. It may be accompanied by concussion or other injury to the brain.The brain can be affected directly by damage to the nervous system tissue and bleeding. The brain can also be affected indirectly by blood clots that form under the skull and compress the underlying brain tissue (subdural or epidural hematoma).A simple fracture is a break in the bone without damage to the skin.A linear skull fracture is a break in a cranial bone resembling a thin line, without splintering, depression, or distortion of bone.A depressed skull fracture is a break in a cranial bone (or “crushed” portion of skull) with depression of the bone in toward the brain.A compound fracture involves a break in, or loss of, skin and splintering of the bone.CausesHead traumaFalls, automobile accidents, physical assault, and sportsSymptomsBleeding from wound, ears, nose, or around eyesBruising behind the ears or under the eyesChanges in pupils (sizes unequal, not reactive to light)ConfusionConvulsionsDifficulties with balanceDrainage of clear or bloody fluid from ears or noseDrowsinessHeadacheLoss of consciousnessNauseaRestlessness, irritabilitySlurred speechStiff neckSwellingVisual disturbancesVomitingIn some cases, the only symptom may be a bump on the head. A bump or bruise may take up to 24 hours to develop.advertisementFirst AidIf you think someone has a skull fracture:Check the airways, breathing, and circulation. If necessary, begin rescue breathing and CPR.Avoid moving the person (unless absolutely necessary) until medical help arrives. Have someone to call 911 (or the local emergency number) for medical assistance.If the person must be moved, take care to stabilize the head and neck. Place your hands on both sides of the head and under the shoulders. Do not allow the head to bend forward or backward, or to twist or turn.Carefully check the site of injury, but do not probe in or around the site with a foreign object. It can be hard to know if the skull is fractured or depressed (dented in) at the site of injury.If there is bleeding, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth over a broad area to control blood loss.If blood soaks through, do not remove the original cloth. Instead, apply more cloths on top, and continue to apply pressure.If the person is vomiting, stabilize the head and neck, and carefully turn the victim to the side to prevent choking on vomit.If the person is conscious and experiencing any of the previously listed symptoms, transport to the nearest emergency medical facility (even if the patient does not think medical help is needed).Do NotDo NOT move the person unless absolutely necessary. Head injuries may be associated with spinal injuries.Do NOT remove protruding objects.Do NOT allow the person to continue with physical activities.Do NOT forget to watch the person closely until medical help arrives.Do NOT give the person any medicines before talking to a doctor.Do NOT leave the person alone, even if there are no obvious problems.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalThere are problems with breathing or circulation.Direct pressure does not stop bleeding from the nose, ears, or wound.There is drainage of clear fluid from the nose or ears.There is facial swelling, bleeding, or bruising.There is an object protruding from the skull.The person is unconscious, is experiencing convulsions, has multiple injuries, appears to be in any distress, or cannot think clearly.PreventionAlthough no child is injury-proof, parents can take some simple steps to keep their children from getting head injuries.Not all head injuries can be prevented. The following simple steps can help keep you and your child safe:Always use safety equipment during activities that could cause a head injury. These include seat belts, bicycle or motorcycle helmets, and hard hats.Learn and follow bicycle safety recommendations.Do not drink and drive. Do not allow yourself to be driven by someone who may have been drinking alcohol or is otherwise impaired.ReferencesKerr HA. Closed head injury. Clin Sports Med. 32 (2013) 273-287.Heegaard WG, Biros MH, Head injury. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2013:chap 41.advertisementLing GSF. Traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 406.Review Date:1/13/2014Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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first_imgQ) What is your reason for coming couple of days ahead of Q) What is your reason for coming couple of days ahead of others? A) The coach (Zeeshan Ali) and the captain (Anand Amritraj) said, that earlier you come, the better it is. Getting used to the heat and the conditions. Hopefully, it works as an advantage as it is going to be a tough tie. Q) You have enjoyed great results in Delhi. You have not lost here in years. How hopeful you are continue your incredible record? A) Thats one of the reasons that we chose this venue. Me and Yuki both have lot of success on this court particularly. Hopefully, the home court helps us. The weather seems to be shaping great for the Indians, hopefully it remains like this. We have given ourselves a chance. Q) What makes this venue so special for you? A) Its combination of lot of things. To be honest, everytime I come here, I feel different. May be its luck, maybe its winning key points here and there. Something about this place makes very comfortable. In the past, that is how it has been. I hope it continues. This tie, I am going to do everything I can. Q) The absence of Tomas Berdych should work to India?s advantage. A) Its a huge boost. The guy is a top player single-handedly, he won the Davis Cup twice for Czech Republic, playing singles on Friday, doubles on Saturday and the singles on Sunday. The guy is really done it. Not having having him, hurts them a lot. Let?s hope that it works in our advantage. Q) Do you know that Czechs are a bit worried about your record here. Lukas Rosol was mentioning it in an interview? A) Wow! I did not know that they are aware about that. Its good (that they know). We will give visitors a good fight. Q) Rosol is not the same player, who beat Rafael Nadal two years back. Do you think, India can attack him more? A) He is still ranked higher than both of us. He won a round in the US Open as well. Not too long ago the guy was seeded in the Slams. Hes a tough guy to attack. He has got a huge serve, huge forehand and a huge backhand. He hits the ball big. Its tough to play against these guys on your terms. Q) Did you know Jiri Vesley is yet to win a live singles rubber in Davis Cup? A) Thats news to us. I never knew that. Hopefully that continues (laughs). Q) Yuki today won a Challenger in Shanghai. Thats good for India. A) He is in great form. During New Zealand tie, the guy really upped his game. He played world class tennis. The only people who saw was us. Even after that he went to States and made two semis before the US Open and even there lost a very close three-setter to a pretty good player, Nishioka. He is ready to make a huge leap in his career. He is ready to break top-100 in my opinion. He is working hard. Hats off to him, huge morale booster for us with him coming in with a Challenge win. He is sharp and winning close matches. Q) Davis Cup has often brought the best out of you. Hoping for the same in this tie? A) Last year something similar happened. I played a good rubber against Serbia. I love playing Davis Cup, I love playing the five-set format. Playing at home and in Delhi is. Its going to be tough but I am going to fight for every point. PTI AT KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Hockey World League: India take on Argentina in Final opener

first_imgIndia will take on Argentina in the opening match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be played in Raipur from November 27 to December 6, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Wednesday.India have been grouped with World No.6 Argentina, reigning Olympic champions Germany and reigning HWL champions Netherlands in Pool B while Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Belgium have been placed in Pool A. November 27 will see the hosts play Argentina following which the Netherlands will take on Germany.After their opener, World No.8 India will take on Germany on November 28 followed by the November 30 game against Netherlands. All teams are assured of the quarter-final spot as it is an eight-team event.This year’s tournament will see a slight change to the previous edition whereby two matches per day will be showcased to maximise the opportunity for spectators to attend games in the evenings. As a result, only one day, November 28 will stage four matches in a day.The pool matches will take place from November 27 until December 1 followed by the quarter-finals which will be held on December 2 and 3. The semi-finals will take place on December 4 and 5 while the bronze medal game and final will be played on December 6.Star Sports will broadcast the tournament in India. This will be the first international hockey event to be staged not only in the newly built Raipur International Hockey Stadium but also in the Chhattisgarh capital.last_img read more

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World Para Badminton Championships Title a Dream Come True: Manasi Joshi

first_img Manasi JoshiParul ParmerWorld Para Badminton Championships First Published: August 25, 2019, 8:28 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Basel: It was a dream come true moment for India’s para badminton star Manasi Joshi when she clinched her first World Championships crown, overcoming experienced compatriot Parul Parmer in the women’s singles SL3 final here on Saturday.Having faced three-time world champion Parmer several times this year and always finishing on the losing side, Joshi wasn’t the favourite going into the final. However, she beat the odds by keeping her calm and by unleasing some sharp strokes to defeat Parmer 21-12, 21-7 for the first time in her fledgling career. Joshi, who lost her left leg in an accident in 2011, made a slow start and was even 2-7 down in the opening game, but raced ahead owing to better fitness. In the second game, she was ahead from the start and went on to pick up 9 consecutive points enroute the gold.An elated Joshi later admitted that her strenuous training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy recently did wonders to her campaign.”I have trained extremely hard…training three sessions a day. The focus was on my fitness, so I also lost some weight and gained more muscle. I spent more time in the gym, working six sessions a week. “I also put a lot of effort to improve my strokes and played practice matches everyday at the Academy. I believe the improvements are already showing,” the 30-year-old told the Paralympic Committee of India.”I’ve been playing para badminton since 2015. Winning medal at the worlds is always a dream come true,” she said.Joshi added that she now has a new walking prosthesis socket. “The old one which I was using for the last five years was making me slow during workouts.”Joshi, who had looked up to German tennis legend Steffi Graf growing up, now wants to “play more singles matches at other events, including the Asian Championships”.”I hope our event is included as para sports in the next edition of Paralympic Games,” she said.With 14 events included at the Paralympics, the women’s singles SL3 category is not part of the Tokyo 2020 Games. She is keeping her fingers crossed though.Praising Joshi’s improved show, India coach Gaurav Khanna said that it’s the beginning of a new era.”Parul (Parmer) was leading the show for many years. No doubt she plays with a lot of zeal, determination and willpower, but she is 46 years old and that makes a difference when you are up against a younger player. “I am sure she will make a comeback. Having said that, Manasi (Joshi) has improved over the years. And she is much more mature as a player now. I am very happy for her. She produced a splendid performance,” Khanna told PCI.Besides Joshi, Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar were the other gold medallists on Saturday as they came from a game down to defeat compatriots Nitesh Kumar and Tarun Dhillon 14-21, 21-15, 21-16 in the men’s doubles SL3-4 category final.World No. 1 Bhagat is in fact in line for a double crown as he is scheduled to take on second seed Daniel Bethell of England in the men’s singles SL3 final on Sunday. The Odisha-born overcame his partner Sarkar, a silver medallist in 2017 worlds, 21-18, 21-16 in the semi-final.In men’s singles SL4 final, two-time champion Dhillon will take on top seed Lucas Mazur of France.In other matches, third seeds Krishna Nagar and Raja Magotra settled for silver after going down 15-21, 21-17, 18-21 against top seeds Man Kai Chu and Chun Yim Wong of Chinese Taipei in a thrilling men’s doubles SS6 category final that lasted 55 minutes.India are assured of 12 medals and have already clinched two gold, three silver and five bronze medals. “I hope we can add two more gold medals to our tally,” Khanna added. last_img read more

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Barcelona says Neymar staying, Dani Alves leaving

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Published on There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar June 03, 2016 Neymar is set to renew his contract with Barcelona, while Dani Alves is leaving after winning 23 titles in eight years with the Spanish champion.Barcelona director Robert Fernandez on Thursday put an end to speculation about Neymar’s possible departure, saying that the Brazil striker was close to signing a new and lengthy contract.“Neymar will stay,” Fernandez said. “He will reach an agreement with Barca and he will be here for a long time. The club will make it public when the extension is to be made.”There have been rumours about the star striker wanting to leave Spain, especially after recent problems with the country’s tax office.Media reports in Brazil said teams in England were ready to make huge offers for the 24-year-old player after his Barcelona contract ends in 2018.Neymar scored 31 goals in 48 games for Barcelona this season.‘A personal decision’As for Alves, Fernandez said that the player made a “personal decision” to leave and the club would respect it. The Brazil defender was reportedly close to a transfer to Italy’s Juventus, although the deal had not been made official.“Alves is a much loved player and his behaviour on and off the field has been fantastic,” Fernandez said. “But it is his decision and we have to respect that.”The outspoken Alves won 23 titles with the club since moving from Sevilla in 2008, becoming the foreign player with the second-most appearances as a Barcelona player.More changesThe club also said that the 20-year-old forward Sandro was leaving, while goalkeepers Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo will remain with the club for next season.Fernandez said there were ongoing negotiations about the future of Marc Bartra and Douglas, and the club was also in talks with Villarreal for the return of attacking midfielder Denis Suarez.The director said there had been no negotiations to sign Paris Saint-German defender Marquinhos, and admitted that the club was not able to reach a deal with Celta Vigo for Spain striker Manuel “Nolito” Agudo.Barcelona won its second straight Spanish league title this year, and its sixth in the last eight seasons. The club also won the Copa Del Rey, but failed in its attempt at the treble when it was eliminated by Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters SHARE Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters football Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters 2/2 × 1/2 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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