PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlon

first_imgLATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games She clocked 2:11:14, while Adorna, the 2015 champion, finished in 2:18:58. Adorna is reportedly nursing a injury but her time was enough to beat out Irene Chong of Malaysia who timed 2:25:44.It was the third gold by the Philippines so far in the biennial meet and one bolstered the dominating performance by its triathletes who ruled both the men’s and women’s categories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout View comments PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Marion Kim Mangrobang snatched the Philippines’ third gold medal after winning women’s triathlon in a powerful 1-2 finish with former champ Ma. Claire Adorna Monday in the Southeast Asian Games.Trained in Portugal, the 25-year-old Mangrobang won the event after placing second to Adorna during the 2015 SEAG in Singapore in a similar 1-2 fashion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlon Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Grateful Manuel vows not to disappoint Ginebra fans

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela sees a lot of potential in surprise TNT pick Tallo John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jett Manuel was picked 12th by Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJett Manuel’s 2017 couldn’t get any better.After passing the Board Exams for engineers and suiting up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, the blessings continue to pour in for the University of the Philippines standout as Barangay Ginebra picked him 12th in the first round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA PLAY LIST 01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Being part of the most storied franchise in the league is a huge blessing. Joining any team has its own pressure, but its magnified in Ginebra because of the fanbase and the history of the team. As I approach everything else, I take it as a challenge. As a player, I’m just excited to live up to the expectations that comes with it,” he said.More than anything, what excites the 6-foot-2 guard is the chance to learn from two of the brightest basketball minds in the country today in coach Tim Cone and starting point guard LA Tenorio.“Coach Tim Cone is one of the best basketball minds in the country. I’m just excited to learn under him because I’m still a student of the game. I just want to learn, learn, and learn, and who better to learn from than coach Tim?” he said.“I’m also really excited to play with LA. I have a goal which is to be a combo guard, and who better that from than one of the best in this generation to play in that position.”ADVERTISEMENT With the Gin Kings faithful cheering his name as he stepped to the stage, Manuel couldn’t stop himself from smiling as he looked back on the amazing year that was.“I’m just thankful for this opportunity that they are giving me and I promise that I won’t disappoint them,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutManuel, however, knows that being drafted is one thing and staying in the league is another.And this early, he is looking forward to showing his wares and proving himself as he joins the back-to-back Governors’ Cup champions. View commentslast_img read more

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NCAA Season 93: San Beda ekes out win over Perpetual

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTO / DENNIS ABRINA/UPHSan Beda banked on Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez in the clutch as it slipped past Perpetual, 57-53, on Thursday for their sixth straight win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Perpetual Help Gym in Pasig.Doliguez drained the go-ahead triple with 59.0 seconds to play to push his side up, 55-53.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments CEU shocks Flying V, advances to D-League Finals Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SAN BEDA 57 – Doliguez 11, Bolick 10, Presbitero 9. Mocon 8, Tankoua 6, Potts 5, Noah 4, Adamos 3, Bahio 1, Abuda 0, Carino 0, Oftana 0, Soberano 0, Tongco 0.PERPETUAL 53 – Dagangon 17, Eze 11, Pido 11, Ylagan 7, Hao 3, Coronel 2, Mangalino 2, Clemente 0, Lucente 0, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0.Quarters: 10-9, 21-20; 37-35; 57-53. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Prince Eze had a chance to tie the game for the Altas, but botched his free throws with 34.4 secondsremaining, before Bolick canned the dagger freebies in the final 6.9 to help the Red Lions move up to 7-1 in the standings.Rookie Doliguez fired 11 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Bolick did it all for San Beda with 10 markers, 11 boards, and seven dimes to atone for his eight turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Even if it’s an ugly win, I’ll take that,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “I will not argue that the game is a credit to my boys because they really played well today. Again, I salute Perpetual, the team, the coaching staff because they did a really good job in preparing for us.”Prince Eze led Perpetual with 11 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocks as the Altas fell to a 3-5 card.The Scores: Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The charismatic 29-year-old said a grueling training camp has taken him to “hell and back” and left him ready to face any kind of scenario inside the ring at the T-Mobile Arena.“There is no way in hell that I’m not ready to fight in the deepest of trenches in this contest,” McGregor said.“We are ready for both scenarios. I’m ready to go to war for 12 rounds and I’m ready to put him away early on.”Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White also believes the gloves switch could shape the outcome of the fight.‘Hits like a truck’ADVERTISEMENT The move is widely seen as benefiting both fighters — Mayweather’s fast hands could be quicker with lighter gloves, while McGregor will be able to make his punching power more keenly felt, provided he can land a blow on his American opponent.“I think it affects the contest a lot,” White said when asked if McGregor would be helped by the change.“Yes, Floyd will be faster with eight-ounce gloves but he’s more defensive. Conor hits like a truck, so smaller gloves helps him big time. I think it absolutely does.”McGregor and Mayweather will climb into the ring following an international publicity tour last month marked by expletive-laden tirades and trash-talking.McGregor, who was criticized for addressing Mayweather as “boy” during one event, dismissed suggestions that there was a racially tinged dimension to the duel.“For me, it’s athlete versus athlete,” McGregor said. “I’m disappointed to hear the way it’s being portrayed. All I can do is stay focused on my craft and go out and put a performance for my fans.”McGregor, meanwhile, said he has used disparagement by the boxing community as motivation.“It has certainly been motivating, the disrespect and the disregard for my skill set,” McGregor said.“I look at people so many times and their mind is closed to how things can be done. It’s a set way and there is no other way. Well, if that was the case we would have never reached across the oceans in search of other lands. We would never have gone into space.“You have to have an open mind and you got to realize that there are other ways. Fighting is a complex game. But I’m just looking forward to August 26 and proving what I’m saying and educating the world of what martial arts is.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. AP FILE PHOTOLos Angeles, United States —Conor McGregor believes he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds but is ready for all scenarios when the two fighters clash in their eagerly anticipated superfight next week.Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday that a controversial switch to lighter gloves could lead to an explosive outcome in the August 26 showdown in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Foreign media hail Romeo as tournament best scorer Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side McGregor, who is widely seen as a massive underdog against undefeated former welterweight king Mayweather, predicted an early finish to the fight.“Particularly with the eight-ounce gloves, I don’t believe he makes it out of the second round,” said McGregor, nevertheless expressing the hope that the fight would last longer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I don’t want people saying ‘Oh, it was a lucky punch’ and all that. Part of me is hoping maybe he can last so I can show some skill and dismantle him that way.“But I do not see him absorbing the blows in the first few rounds.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

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Veena Malik a match-fixer, claims Dixit

first_imgTainted photojournalist Dheeraj Dixit has accused Pakistani actor Veena Malik of fixing matches involving Pakistani cricketers. Although Dixit had earlier said he had nothing to do with match-fixing, he did a U-turn on Thursday, claiming that Veena had approached him while he was covering a cricket series in Dhaka in January. He alleged that Veena asked him for help since he knew many cricketers.  Dixit claimed Veena managed match-fixing for six or seven Pakistani cricketers.  He said he had filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police as he was getting threatening calls from Pakistan. Dixit had earlier been accused of match-fixing by Veena, the former girlfriend of match-fixing-tainted Pakistani cricketer Mohd Asif.  Dixit said Veena had made references about a person called ‘Maj’, who he later realised was Mazhar Majid, the same person who was caught in a UK tabloid sting fixing an England-Pakistan match.last_img read more

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Never did I feel we were going to lose: Yusuf

first_imgA daunting target of 316 did not fluster Yusuf Pathan a bit and the swashbuckling batsman said that he never thought during his match-winning knock of 123 that India would lose the fourth ODI against New Zealand in Bangalore.”Never at any stage did I feel we were going to lose the game. With Rohit Sharma and Saurabh Tiwary, I rotated the strike well. We spoke to each other throughout to maintain the run rate and stay in the chase,” said Yusuf, who hit a 96-ball 123 not out to set a memorable win for India at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday night.”I am very happy for my first century in ODI and even happier because we won the match. The fact that we are leading 4-0 in the series gives me great pleasure,” he said. Yusuf, who came in at the fall of Parthiv Patel in the 20th over when India were 108 for four, said he grabbed the chance to score big with both hands.”There were a lot of overs for me to bat and fortunately I proved myself. I sensed an opportunity this time that I can play a long innings,” he said.He dedicated his century to his parents and to his step brother Irfan who watched the match.”I dedicate this century to my parents. I am also very happy Irfan was watching the match,” said Yusuf.Yusuf said that he did not change his natural attacking game but took some time to settle down first before opening up his arms.advertisement”I don’t change my natural game. It’s just that of late I am trying to spend some time in the middle before going for my strokes. But it’s not that if there is an opportunity to hit the ball, I will hesitate to do so,” Yusuf said.He said that during the rain break, captain Gautam Gambhir told him not to throw his wicket and he did just that.”Gautam was telling me to utilise the power play to good effect. He advised me not to throw my wicket away at any stage. He told me that if I stayed in the middle till the end, I would win the match for India and I am glad I proved him right,” he said.On his valuable effort of 3/49 in New Zealand innings, Yusuf said that he had worked hard on his bowling.”I worked a lot on my bowling. Whenever I have got an opportunity to bowl, I have tried to be as economical as possible and I am happy it is coming through and that I am also getting wickets now. I am very happy with my efforts,” he said.last_img read more

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CWG dues: Maken gives 10 days to sort out disputes, OC justifies delay

first_imgWith the payment dispute between Australian firms and CWG organisers threatening to snowball into a major row, the Sports Ministry on Thursday issued a 10-day ultimatum to the Organising Committee to sort out payment issues.Minister of State for Sports Ajay Maken.But unfazed by the controversy and threat of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, the beleaguered organisers sought to justify the delay, saying final payments are made only after complete reports from Functional Area Heads are received and analysed.New Sports Minister Ajay Maken directed government nominees in the Organising Committee to “thoroughly verify” the unpaid dues and ensure that the payments are made within ten days.”I had a meeting with the sports secretary on this matter. I have directed the government nominees in Organising Committee to thoroughly verify the unpaid dues and make all the legitimate payments within ten days. It is a very important issue”, Maken told a press conference in New Delhi shortly after taking independent charge of the Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry.Four of Australia’s biggest event management firms plan to slap a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Commonwealth Games organisers for the recovery of their dues.Events organiser Ric Birch has commissioned law firm Slater and Gordon to draw up the multi-million dollar lawsuit that would involve at least four of Australia’s biggest event firms – including his firm Spectak Productions and fireworks group Howard & Sons – against the Delhi Games organisers.Maken said the Commonwealth Games ended about three months back and he did not want problems to linger for so long.advertisement”It has been three months that the Games are over and payments have not been done. I don’t want the issue to linger on for ever. I don’t want anyone to come and point fingers at us”, he said.”It is a very important issue and I want it to be resolved as quickly as possible. If there is more delay, more problems could crop up”, he said.Reacting to reports that events organiser Ric Birch has commissioned a law firm draw up a lawsuit against organisers, the OC said, “As much as 90 per cent of the contracted amount to Birch has already been released.””There are issues pending on account of under-performance vis-a-vis contractual obligations, as raised by the Functional Area Head. Hence, the final installment has been held back and the party has been informed accordingly,” OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi said in a statement.The decision to withhold payment was approved by the Executive Board on Dec 14 last year.” Mr Birch was not available at a crucial juncture of the final preparation for the closing ceremony and there were instances of incorrect advise that cost OC time and resources”, Kalmadi said.The Organising Committee said that it was aware of the responsibilities of releasing all payments on time and all efforts in this direction are being made.”It may be noted that it is normal practice for the final payments to be released to vendors only after complete reports from the Functional Area heads are received and analysed,” Kalmadi said.About Howard & Sons, another firm involved with the Games, the OC wrote, “As much as 65 per cent of the contracted amount has already been paid. Since its contract underwent two changes, OC needed clarity on taxes. The taxation advice we obtained from the chartered accountants and, accordingly, the payment is being released this week.Kalmadi said it has made the full payments to Norwest, as per its contract, except the performance bank guarantee amount. “OC has only recently received the original invoices and the payment is being released.”As far as travel grants to the Australian Commonwealth Games Associations were concerned, the OC has “released full payments to as many as 39 of the 71 members”.”Of the remaining 32 CGAs, the OC has already released 70 per cent of their payments. After verification of cost of damages in Games Village, variation in team size, recoveries on account of security deposit/rate care items etc, the remaining amount will be released this week,” the statement said.The payment issue also figured prominently during External Affairs Minister S M Krishna’s bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd, giving the visiting Indian leader some embarrassing moments.Rudd raised the issue of non-payment of dues to Australian companies for Commonwealth Games-related work with Krishna, who is in Australia on a three-day visit.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Third time lucky for boxer Jai Bhagwan

first_imgThe agony of missing out on two Olympics can disappoint almost anyone, but that is not the case with Jai Bhagwan who missed the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games but succeeded to get the ticket to London.After a training session at the NIS here, the 60kg-category boxer said that missing out on the Olympics was the toughest phase in his life, but he told himself to work hard and stay patient.”I was a promising boxer before the 2004 Athens Olympics. I was 18 but had already won gold at the SAFF Games. However, when it came to the Olympics, our senior Ramanand was given the chance and I had to sit out.”But the worst time came in 2008. I was selected for the world championships but could not qualify for the Beijing Olympics. The world championship was a tough competition and only AL Lakra could qualify through that. But my hand got injured before the second qualifier and again I had no option but to sit out,” Jai said.His long wait ended at the world championships last year when he reached the quarter-finals and qualified for the London Olympics. Jai said he knows the significance of his achievement and wants to savour it as much as possible.”When I qualified for the London Olympics, it was as if something I was searching for a long time had been found, and I am loving this feeling. It’s fantastic to prepare for my first Olympics,” he said.Jai said that his roommate at NIS and Olympics medallist Vijender Kumar has been a great inspiration for him. “The most inspiring thing about Vijender is the way he controls his nerves. He is very composed and is a kind of person who doesn’t reveal his feelings. I learnt from him to stay calm and composed. It was that quality which has brought me to this level,” Jai said.advertisementBut he doesn’t want to get complacent and said his dream will not be fully realised till he makes an impression in London.”I can’t be complacent. So many players go to the Olympics but only those stay in the memory of people who win medals or at least try their level best. I also want to leave a long-lasting impression on the minds on Indians by winning a medal,” Jai, who got engaged in February to a doctor, said. By Shaghil Bilali in Patiala The 60 kg boxer missed.last_img read more

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