Gilas cautious vs ‘wounded’ Aussies

first_imgGilas Pilipinas vs Australia. Photo from Fiba.comBOCAUE,Bulacan—With all hands on deck this time and momentum on its side, Gilas Pilipinas tries to pull off what seemed unthinkable ever since the draw in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers was finalized last year.Coming off an ego-inflating win over a bitter rival in the Asian region just three nights ago, Gilas will set out against world power Australia Monday evening at the cavernous Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Hands-down the team-to-beat in this tournament, Australia took a 79-78 loss at the hands of Japan in Chiba on Friday after the Japanese unveiled two new players in naturalized center Nick Fazekas and half-Japanese Rui Hachimura.The loss to the Japanese is what makes Philippine Team coach Chot Reyes a bit wary of the Aussies.“For sure, they (Aussies) will come out like wounded tigers (for our game),” Reyes said after the victory over the Taiwanese.June Mar Fajardo will be coming off what could possibly be his best game in a Gilas uniform and Andray Blatche redeemed himself from a mediocre outing in the previous win over Chinese Taipei as the duo will definitely be called upon to try and deny the big Aussies from dominating the inside.Reyes also wants premium on making outside shots to enable the Gilas big men to operate inside.  That’s where Castro, Romeo and Matthew Wright come as the Filipinos’ best outside guns.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town They will try to beat the world No. 10 Aussies for the first time in the modern age in a match that will determine top Group B ranking.The Philippines’ nipped Australia, 101-100, in the 1974 world championships held in Puerto Rico.  Among the players of that team were pro legends Bogs Adornado, Ramon Fernandez and Robert Jaworski.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, spitfirish guards who weren’t around when the Filipinos were manhandled 84-68 by the Boomers last February, will be suiting up in the 7:30 p.m. contest as Gilas tries to pin a second straight defeat on the pre-tournament favorites.Coach Chot Reyes made adjustments in his roster and will play Carl Bryan Cruz and Baser Amer against the Aussies, the two having sat out Friday night’s 93-71 mangling of the Taiwanese in Chinese Taipei. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo-Pocari duel nears In the loss to Australia last Feb. 22, the Philippines made just 5 of 19 three-point shots. In the Friday win against the Taiwanese, the Filipinos were a little better at 8-for-21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

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Former Arsenal striker set for shock MLS move

first_imgFormer Arsenal forward Carlos Vela is on the verge of joining MLS side Colorado Rapids.The Mexican scored 11 goals in 62 appearances for the Gunners before joining Real Sociedad in 2012.Vela netted 10 goals for the La Liga club under David Moyes last season but the 26-year-old has struggled to find the target this term.And former Valencia forward Claudio Lopez, who is now sporting director at the Rapids, has confirmed talks are underway to take Vela to Colorado.“We’re already negotiating with Real Sociedad and the player,” Lopez told AS. Carlos Vela 1last_img read more

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GILES: COLEMAN HAS BRIGHT SEASON AHEAD FOR EVERTON

first_imgTELLY football pundit John Giles has praised the impact of Donegal’s Seamus Coleman during Everton’s shock 1-0 win over Manchester United at Goodison Park on Monday night.The 23 year old Killybegs man play came off the bench in the 81st minute and helped the Toffees hold out for a famous opening day win.Giles says he expects Coleman to make an even bigger impact throughout the course of the season. He told NewsTalk Radio today of his views here:http://www.newstalk.ie/2012/sport/giles-praises-donegals-seamus-coleman-in-evertons-1-0-win-over-united/ GILES: COLEMAN HAS BRIGHT SEASON AHEAD FOR EVERTON was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GILES: COLEMAN HAS BRIGHT SEASON AHEAD FOR EVERTONlast_img read more

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Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages

first_imgA public protest against ongoing water issues will be held on behalf of residents of Gort Na Gréine, Letterkenny in Lifford on Monday. A spokesperson for the group said that residents of the private estate had suffered severe problems with water access for well over ten years.Local community activist, Finn O Donnell said it was time water outages in the area were resolved once and for all. He said: “It’s disgusting plain and simple. We have families going without a basic human right for over a decade and still there is nothing being done.“The residents are fed up with it and rightly so. I urge everyone who can make it, to come out to Lifford and attend this protest.”The protest will take place on April 15 outside the Donegal County Council Office in Lifford when the final meeting of councillors before the next election is due to take place on May 24.A statment released by the Gort Na Greine Residents Association on Saturday said that the residents had been ‘let down’ by the council for over a decade.”We as residents have been having issues with water in our estate for 10 years,” the statement read. “Time after time we have been let down by the council.“This is a privately built estate with a mixture of privately owned homes, some council-owned houses.“All we want is our basic human right to water. We won’t stop now until we receive this.“We will start with a protest at Monday’s meeting in Lifford and if there is no positive outcome, then we will escalate this to further protests.”Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages was last modified: April 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gort na greineletterkennylast_img read more

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CT airport upgrades near completion

first_img18 February 2010Upgrades at Cape Town International Airport have edged closer to completion with the opening of the 3rd and 4th floor of a new parkade as well as the link between the international arrivals terminal and the new central terminal building (CTB).The 3rd and 4th floor of Parkade 1 makes available an additional 1 600 parking bays, and the entire parkade is earmarked to be complete in March 2010 with 4 000 parking bays in total.The international and domestic open shaded parking will be separated and be known as open shade parking 1 and open shade parking 2.“The infrastructure [at the airport] is rapidly coming on stream; besides the additional parking floors being made available to the public, the link between the international terminal and the central terminal building is now open,” Cape Town International Airport communications manager Deidre Hendricks said in a statement last week.“All international passengers arriving at the airport can now access the new terminal and all its amenities.”Central terminal buildingThe link between the international terminal and the central terminal building routes airport users to the ground floor of the CTB, allowing them access to more retail and restaurant options.It also allows for access to the transport plaza and the central car rental facility, both scheduled to be opened by the end of March.As part of the final plan for the airport, the open shaded parking will be separated as of 10 February 2010; there will be two entrances to the open shaded parking, one close to Parkade 1 and the other at the far end of Parkade 2 near the existing car rental area.Soon to be completed are the southern facing subway, the link between Domestic Arrivals and the CTB, the completed Parkade 1 and the fully upgraded road network.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Putin-Modi annual bilateral meet: S-400 missile deal on top agenda

first_imgRussian President Vladimir Putin will visit India on October 4 for the annual bilateral meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defence deals including the purchase of the five S-400 air defence systems between India and Russia are likely to top the agenda during Putin’s two-day visit.The Rs 39,000 crore deal is for acquiring five S-400 air defence systems and would be signed during Putin’s annual bilateral meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Ministry officials said.During the meeting, the two countries will discuss ways of further expanding the strategic partnership and exchange opinions on current international and regional issues. Apart from Modi, Putin will also meet with President Ram Nath Kovind.The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra approved the program earlier this week.When asked about India’s decision in relation to US objections over the purchase, a top Ministry of Defence official said, “We already have communicated our stand on the subject to Washington.”A formal government-to-government contract is expected to be announced during the 19th India-Russia summit on October 5.With inputs from Manjeet Singh NegiRead | Vladimir Putin to visit India for summit with PM Modi on October 5Watch | Indo-Russian friendship on full display during sports competitionslast_img read more

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Dipa Karmakar grabs bronze in vault event at Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

first_imgDipa Karmakar bagged a bronze medal in the vault event on the third day of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany on Saturday, in another return from injury.Earlier this year, Dipa had returned from an almost two-year injury lay-off to win gold in the vault event at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.She had become the first Indian gymnast to win a gold at the World Challenge Cup.However, she then endured an injury-marred Asian Games campaign and returned without a medal.On Saturday, Dipa scored 14.316 in the vault discipline to secure a bronze medal in the tournament, which is also a part of the eight-event qualifying system for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Dipa had qualified for the vault finals on Friday, scoring 14.100 to finish at the sixth place out of 16 gymnasts in the qualification.Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade won the gold with a score of 14.728, while USA’s Jade Carey (14.516) bagged the silver.With this performance, the Indian, who had finished fourth at the Rio Olympics, inched closer to qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.”Dipa has done well in the first tournament. She will be travelling to two more events out of Australia, Doha and Baku. But this event was the toughest. Congratulations to her coach Bisweshwar Nandi. They have made the country proud. Now Olympics is not far,” said Riyaz Ahmed Bhati, Vice-President of Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI).”I am also thankful to the sports ministry and SAI for showing faith.”On the other hand, Dipa said that she felt overwhelmed after competing with such top class gymnasts and this bronze was no less than gold for her.advertisementBronze medal in vault eventto finish my campaign at 2018 Cottibus World Cup. It was overwhelming to compete against some of the best athletes in the world!! Aaj ye bronze bhi gold lag raha hai! pic.twitter.com/WOZS3lSRZM Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) November 24, 2018She further thanked her coach, her parents, her physio, Sports Ministry and the Gymnastics Federation for their support.Thank you to my coach Nandi Sir, ma baba, my physio, @Media_SAI, @IndiaSports Gymnastics Federation of India, @GoSportsVoices @merakiconnect Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) November 24, 2018In the balance beam event, Dipa scored 11.066 (4.8 + 6.266) for a lowly finish out of the 32 competing gymnasts.Rakesh Patra was ranked 16th out of 29 gymnasts in parallel bar qualification round with a score of 13,033 (5.3 + 7.733).In the qualification round of men’s vault, Ashish Kumar finished at the 23rd place out of 27 gymnasts after scoring 12.866.Aruna Reddy, however, couldn’t participate in floor due to the knee injury she suffered on the opening day.The Cottbus meet is part of an eight-event qualifying system for the 2020 Olympics, under which the gymnasts will make the cut based on the their top three scores.(With PTI inputs)Watch – Mary Kom becomes first female boxer to win 6 golds at Worldslast_img read more

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a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve had

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve hadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has had a dig at his players.After two transfer windows without signing a single player, Spurs returned to business this summer and secured the services of Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndomele and Jack Clarke.And although only a handful of key players left, with Kieran Trippier and Fernando Llorente moving on, Pochettino remains unsure just how good the side can be.”We will see at the end of the season. At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad,” Pochettino said.”But I think if you only see the results, playing in the final of the Champions League, it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final.”We will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophy maybe we can talk about this being the best squad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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