December 6, 2019
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first_imgView comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout Gilas Pilipinas national team sing the national anthem. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas may be a long way from home, but Filipinos in Lebanon have not failed to make the national team feel it was still playing on its home floor.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The support for Gilas Pilipinas from overseas Filipinos has been overwhelming so far in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup. For the past two games, we’ve seen and heard them cheer their hearts out—something you can’t miss when you’re watching on your television here in the Philippines—and shower the players with love.READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaFEATURED 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 shutoutWith games scheduled on weekdays, most of them must’ve taken a day off work just to watch at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. They may have not been able to fill the entire stadium, but they were loud enough to make it feel like they did.READ: Gilas sews up QF berth  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img It’s no surprise that the undermanned Gilas Pilipinas has been playing with full of heart of in the continental championships, already taking out powerhouse China and a taller Iraq side to clinch the top seed in Group B.Photographers from Fiba.com were able to capture the heartwarming sight of Gilas Pilipinas’ cheering squad in action.Cheering hard for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comFilipinos in Lebanon let our cheers in support of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comTerrence Romeo gets some love from Filipino fans after the game vs Iran. Photo from Fiba.comRomeo, who has been starring for Gilas Pilipinas, take photos with fans. Photo from Fiba.comJapeth Aguilar mingles with Filipino fans.Gilas Pilipinas wave to Filipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comFilipino fans react after a play. Photo from Fiba.comMatthew Wright nails a triple—and Filipino fans explode in cheers. Photo from Fiba.comWith game all but decided against Iraq, Filipino fans take photos with Gabe Norwood and Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comThe Filipino gallery at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex. Photo from Fiba.comRising star Christian Standhardinger takes fun photos with Filipino fans. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas bids the crowd goodbye after the big win over China. Photo from Fiba.comMore FIlipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comArmed with banners and flags, Filipino fans in Beirut cheer for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.com Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Going against the grain of macho Brazilian society, girls play touch rugby on equal terms with boys.And Malengreau pushes them all out of their comfort zone by encouraging use of English phrases during training, like: “Ready, ready up!” before defending a line.At a recent touch rugby tournament, the favela kids descended in two teams to Niteroi’s wealthy beach area to play other schools on the sand.One of Morro do Castro’s teams, resplendent in striped Cambridge University shirts, was crowned champion, prompting whooping and more dabbing.Janaina Trancoso, mother of a girl in the program, said a bigger victory looms for these children who otherwise might never have imagined escaping the favela’s isolation.“I think a door has opened for them,” Trancoso, 40, said.“With time they will manage to see that the world is big and that there are other possibilities.” Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES “It’s Oxford and Cambridge saying ‘the doors are open for you,’” Malengreau said.About 400 children have participated so far and the message is getting through.As a black boy from a favela, Franklin Cruz, a small, nippy 14 year old, has grown used to people expecting him to wind up a drug trafficker or, at best, a low paid construction worker.The rugby adventure, he says, has emboldened him.“Why not become an architect or a doctor or lawyer?” he asks.Beach rugby champsMalengreau says there was a “bit of a shock” when he first showed up in the favela with five enormous Oxford University players and a bag of rugby balls.“I’d never heard of rugby in my life,” Chagas says, remembering how his football-obsessed friends were astonished to be told, “‘No, you’re not meant to kick!’”The learning curve was only starting.Rugby is more of a team sport than football, less prone to relying on individual stars, Malengreau says. There’s also none of football’s culture of yelling back at referees. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 Sure, it’s not Twickenham or Eden Park. The pitch in Morro do Castro isn’t even close to the facilities you’d find at schools in Australia, Britain or other traditional rugby playing countries.Players wear a mishmash of shirts, some are barefoot. There are no rugby posts, the grass is patchy and when the ball’s kicked too far, it falls into an open sewer.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 shutoutShould drug traffickers or police start shooting in the favela — a real hazard — kids are trained to take cover under a concrete wall behind the goalposts.But the rugby is serious. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Two dozen young players sprint over the threadbare turf, spinning the ball between hands in swift, well coordinated drills. And when they perform the haka, New Zealand’s famous Maori war dance, their passion is unmistakable, even if there’s a bit of a samba vibe, with plenty of dabbing for good measure.By the end of training, Lucas Aquino Chagas, a dreadlocked 17-year-old who captains one of the touch rugby teams, sports a big smile.Brazil, with a population of 208 million, only has about 16,000 registered rugby players, compared to the millions in football. It’s fair to say that most teenage boys probably dream of pulling on the national team’s yellow shirt or emulating Neymar’s riches.But Chagas’ dream?“To play for the All Blacks,” he says without hesitation.ADVERTISEMENT Brazilian teenagers take a rugby class in a soccer field in the Morro do Castro shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 1, 2017. Brazilian-British Oxford University graduate Robert Malengreau, founder of the NGO UmRio, teaches rugby to young people from the Morro do Castro favela or shantytown in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, supporting young people in communities affected by crime and violence to provide them with an enabling environment where they can access new opportunities. AFPThe boys and girls running on the dusty football pitch in a Rio favela could be kids anywhere in Brazil if not for one detail: the oddly shaped ball they’re chasing.Soccer may be king across the land of Pele, but in Morro do Castro, a favela in the hills above Rio suburb Niteroi, rugby and the oval ball rule.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Black vows to sort out Alapag-Nabong issue Tackling lifeThe man who brought rugby to this poor, sleepy and occasionally perilous tropical corner is Robert Malengreau.Half-British, half-Brazilian, Malengreau, 28, played at high amateur levels in England, and is an Oxford University graduate.He always loved the game, but the tragedy of Brazil’s favelas, which are often under control of drug traffickers and shunned by the rest of society, made him want to try something more ambitious than just coaching.So four years ago he launched an NGO called UmRio, or One Rio, with the idea that introducing something as foreign as rugby might also shake things up beyond the field. Rugby, he says, “is an entry point.”To test his theory, Malengreau partnered with the school in Morro do Castro, a community he describes as “abandoned” by the government, and began teaching sport — and a new way of living.Players from around the world, including from Oxford and Cambridge universities, help with the actual rugby coaching.But just as importantly, local dentists and doctors volunteer for clinics, boosting healthcare in a community of about 6,000 with only one permanent dentist.English language courses and mentoring by Brazilian and foreign teachers mean that students get as much help with schoolwork as on tackling technique.A key symbolic point is backing from Oxford and Cambridge rugby clubs, which have donated their famous dark and light blue shirts, and the less tangible gift of encouraging favela kids to aspire. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Curry was hit with a technical at the 3:20 mark of the first quarter for an elbow to Tyler Johnson while the Golden State star drove to the basket.Both teams were cold shooting in the early going — Golden State 29.2 percent in the first quarter to 38.1by Miami, which committed seven of its 23 turnovers in the period.WHITESIDE’S MINUTESHeat center Hassan Whiteside played just 16-plus minutes, shooting 1 of 9 for three points and six rebounds and sat most of the second half.“This is one game, he understands how important he is to our team to play at a high level, high energy level, so we’ll move on to Phoenix and look to have a much better game,” coach Erik Spoelstra said.KERR ON GUN CONTROLShootings touch Kerr personally. His father, Malcolm, was murdered on Jan. 18, 1984, as the President of American University of Beirut.Kerr offered condolences and thoughts to victims of the Texas church shooting that killed 26 — not to mention a strong message on gun control.“It’s just awful, and that’s the prevailing sentiment from all of us today,” Kerr said. “To solve it, I think we almost have to look at it like a public health issue. Too often, I think we get caught up in political rhetoric, Second Amendment rights, NRA stuff. We have to look at this it has nothing to do with partisanship or political parties.“This has got to be a public safety issue, a public health issue. We have to somehow get our government to cut through all the crap and get right to the point — the point of fact which is safety, which means a lot of things we can do without taking away people’s Second Amendment rights. Let’s do the sensible thing.”TIP-INSHeat: Spoelstra received a technical for arguing late in the first half. … Miami lost its fourth straight on the Warriors’ home floor. … Starting G Dion Waiters is still away from the team after he returned to Miami for the birth of his daughter Sunday morning. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I thought it was our best defensive effort of the year,” Kerr said. “It was a grind-it-out game and I thought we did a good job of staying with it. We held them to 80 points. That’s kind of a playoff style win where you have to grind it out, nothing’s easy.”Curry added 16 points and Klay Thompson 13. The Warriors shot just 36.8 percent and 11 for 32 from deep. Durant added six assists and three blocks, making all 10 of his free throws as the Warriors shot 22 of 24 from the line.“I just feel that’s East Coast basketball. If we want to be a great team we’ve got to play different ways,” Durant said. “It’s a good test for us.”James Johnson scored 21 points off the bench and Goran Dragic contributed 19 points for Miami a night aftersqueaking out a 104-101 road win against the Clippers.Thompson missed his first four 3-point tries before connecting late in the first half as Golden State took a 50-37 lead into intermission. Curry was 1 for 9 in the first half and Durant 3 for 8 — and they went acombined 0 for 7 from deep — before Golden State got going a bit after halftime.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight rebounds to help the Warriors overcome their shooting woes and beat the Miami Heat 97-80 in a rare low-scoring outing Monday night.“It’s a good feeling to know if we focus on taking care of the basketball and playing solid defense and focus in on that end really hopefully regardless of how our offense is we’re going to be in good position to win games,” Stephen Curry said. “Tonight was kind of a testament to that.”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 shutoutDraymond Green scored 18 points with a season-high four 3s to go with nine rebounds as the defending NBAchampions won for the seventh time in their last eight games, including three straight in lopsided fashion on their recent road trip.The Warriors had scored 100 points in every regular-season game since their second-to-last matchup last season, a 105-99 defeat to Utah as the regulars rested or played limited minutes ahead of the playoffs. Golden State is 3-11 over the past three seasons when held below 100 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors: C David West had a night off for rest. “It’s a routine we’re going to follow all year,” Kerr said of spelling West, Andre Iguodala and other veterans as needed. … Warriors great Al Attles is expected back at Oracle on Wednesday night, one day after his 81st birthday. Attles was hospitalized and missed a night honoring him Oct. 27. … Golden State has 10 or more 3s in all 11 games so far — something the team did 14 consecutive times last season.UP NEXTHeat: At Phoenix on Wednesday night.Warriors: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Injured Gordon Hayward shoots free throws from chair MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) passes away from Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won, 97-80. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Shots were contested, and so many missed the target.The Golden State Warriors had to get defensive and grind out a win — and coach Steve Kerr appreciated that kind of push for the defending NBA champs.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next “We would like to assure our supporters,” the four players added, “that this incident does not reflect the determination and resolve we possess to do all we can to recover a difficult season.”West Brom said the players “will be subject to the full rigors of our internal disciplinary procedures.”“It wasn’t what we wanted,” West Brom manager Alan Pardew said. “We’ve gone there to try to get ourselves ready and up for the run-in and this is obviously not ideal.“They broke the curfew and that’s unacceptable and I feel a bit let down by that.”West Brom plays Southampton in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police said there was no violence involved in the incident that took place during the team’s midwinter training trip.The players involved issued a public apology.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We freely acknowledge and apologize for the break of curfew which we accept represented a breach of the standards of professionalism required of us as representatives of West Bromwich Albion,” they said in a joint statement.West Brom is in last place in the Premier League, seven points from safety with 11 games remaining, after winning just one of its last 25 matches. West Brom’s chairman and chief executive were fired this week after a 3-0 loss at Chelsea. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Reintegrated Mahrez helps Leicester into FA Cup quarters LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Four West Bromwich Albion players Jonny Evans, top left, Jake Livermore, top right, Gareth Barry, below left, Boaz Myhill, below right, are being investigated by Spanish police Friday Feb. 16, 2018, for the alleged theft of a taxi while the English Premier League soccer team were on a midwinter training trip in Barcelona, Spain. The players involved have issued a public apology for their actions in a joint statement. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, Matt Dunham, Jon Super, Akira Suemori)BARCELONA, Spain — Four West Bromwich Albion players were being investigated by Spanish police on Friday for the alleged theft of a taxi while the English Premier League team was training in Barcelona.The players — Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore, Boaz Myhill — faced a judge after being accused by a taxi driver of stealing his vehicle early Thursday morning, Catalonia’s regional police told The Associated Press. The driver said he was outside the vehicle at the time it was stolen.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

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first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Pacers continue offseason overhaul by signing Bogdanovic ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks (right). Elsa/Getty Images/AFPThe Houston Rockets pulled off one of the biggest blockbuster deals this off-season, snagging away Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers.READ: NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster dealADVERTISEMENT READ: NBA: Carmelo Anthony open to waiving no-trade clause for Rockets, Cavs—reportThe Rockets are currently working on a potential trade package involving stretch forward Ryan Anderson, the report said.Despite several off court issues, Anthony remains one the the best  individual scorers in the league. He averaged  22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Knicks last year.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Now, it appears that the team is gunning for another superstar to add to its star-studded core.According to ESPN’s  Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, Houston is giving its “full attention” on acquiring the disgruntled New York Knicks forward to pair with their new superstar back court of Paul and James Harden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTS SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSince mid-way from last season, Anthony has been at the center of trade talks, but has been difficult to move due to the no-trade provision he has on his contract, allowing him to reject any deal involving him.The 33-year-old forward, however, was reportedly open to waiving that clause for a chance to move to a contender.last_img read more

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first_imgDUSHANBE, Tajikistan—Ceres-Negros traveled 27 hours to reach this dusty, mountainous Central Asian city.Set to face Tajik champions FC Istiklol in the inter-zone semifinals of the AFC Cup here on Tuesday, the Busmen would like nothing more than making this journey worth the trip.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Playing on enemy ground has been a struggle for the Busmen in the competition and with travel-weary legs, the odds will be stacked against them at Pamir Stadium.But midfielder Manny Ott, who was part of the national team that beat Tajikistan, 4-3, in Asian Cup qualifying last June, said it’s about time the Busmen shook off fatigue and finally play to their potential away from home.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 openingThe Busmen hold a strong home record, going unbeaten in five matches at home in the AFC Cup, including wins in the knockout stages against Johor Dairul Ta’zim of Malaysia and Home United of Singapore.And while the Busmen can bank on the crowd at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod to energize them in the second leg on Sept. 12, Ott said they’re determined to take care of business when they travel. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pugs go 3-0; Archer averts PH shutout MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “We need results away so we can be more comfortable at home,” said Ott. “We cannot rely on our results at home all the time.”The Tajik champions carry a big reputation in the competition, after reaching the finals in 2015, losing to JDT.The Busmen looked sharp as they underwent light training on Saturday.“The travel is too long, too much,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock. “Nevertheless, we’re here to make a milestone for Philippine football. There’s nothing else on our minds except this game [on Tuesday]. We can take a big step with a result here.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters SPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgWest Indies Players’ Association has thrown its weight behind Chris Gayle in his stand-off with the Cricket Board and questioned the omission of the dashing opener from the one-off T20 International and first two ODIs against India starting on Saturday.West Indies Cricket Board had said that Gayle will have to clear the air regarding an interview in which he had lashed out at the WICB for not bothering about his injury after the World Cup before being considered for selection.WIPA said that Gayle had acted in his private capacity since he had no retainer contract with the Board and was not part of any West Indies squad at the time of the interview.”In this instance, Gayle was acting in a truly private capacity. Additionally, while this information is conveyed via selectors’ notes, the proposed meeting is one of very broad composition encompassing not only the WICB Selectors but WICB management and West Indies team management.”This begs the question as to the type and scope of the meeting being proposed,” WIPA said in a release.WIPA said it would be “examining and evaluating” the WICB’s present and future actions concerning Gayle, particularly in light of his impressive form in the IPL where he returned the highest run scorer with 608 from 12 games, with two centuries despite joining late.Uncertainty remained over Gayle’s participation in the last three ODIs against India as he is yet to respond to WICB’s call to meet with its top brass and sort out the differences in order to be eligible for selection.advertisementAlthough Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are in the 13-man squad for the ODIs, there is no place for Gayle or Jerome Taylor, the other West Indians returning from the IPL.Gayle had claimed in the interview that he had to foot his own bill to seek treatment in London after being injured in the recent World Cup. He also said the WICB did not communicate him before naming a team for the recent home series against Pakistan.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

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first_imgSeptember 8 will always be firmly etched in the mind of Jaipur girl Shagun Chowdhary. After almost a decade of hard work, she eventually reached the final in an International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) event-that too at the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia – and ended up winning a London Olympics berth for India.Speaking to Mail Today, Shagun relived her emotions at her fourth-place finish in the women’s trap event. “It was the biggest emotional high for me, but it was quite stressful as well. It was my first final at any ISSF event, that too in the World Championships, and the initial stages were good,” Shagun said.However, four of the other five finalists had already clinched quota spots, leaving Shagun in a head-to-head battle with Australia’s Catherine Skinner. That upset her rhythm and made her miss a medal. “Shooting is an individual sport; it is always about concentrating on your own score. So I was a bit affected when I had to go up against the Australian girl for the quota,” she said.But the pride at becoming the first woman from India to clinch a shotgun quota was foremost on 28-year-old Shagun’s mind.”Everyone used to think of us as just participants to make up the numbers, but there has been a lot of hard work put in by the women’s team, and now we are getting recognition too. We’ve had more consistent, well-planned training, and (national trap coach) Marcello Dradi should get the credit for it. The biggest blow for me was not making it to the Commonwealth Games team last year, but the environment has always been such that all of us are very supportive of each other,” Shagun said.advertisementTalking about her journey from childhood to this stage of her career, Shagun said it was all thanks to her parents.”My father, Sushil Chowdhary, was a skeet shooter who used to shoot with (five-time Olympian) Maharaja Karni Singh. His support and encouragement, as also that of my mother, has been instrumental in my career. My employers, ONGC, have also been a great help, providing me the facilities I need,” she said.The growth of Indian shooting since the Beijing Olympics is demonstrated by the sheer number of quota spots the athletes have already won since they began to be offered at the World Championships in Munich last year.Back in 2008, nine shooters had represented India at the Games whereas, with the Asian Shooting Championships (ASC) in Doha – where four quotas will be on offer in each event – still to go, the country has already booked nine berths for London. Shagun believes the catalyst for this growth has been Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal in Beijing. “For all of us, if we see someone getting accolades, it really works as an inspiration. Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Beijing provided that, as has Gagan Narang’s continued success. I am sure our men’s trap team will bag two quotas at the ASC (in January), given the sort of form Mansher Singh and Manavjit Singh Sandhu have been in,” she said.Noria bags bronzeDefending junior world champion Asher Noria was unable to grab the gold again, but did end up with a bronze medal in the junior double trap event at the World Championships on Saturday.American William Crawford (147) won top spot by breaking the junior world record, while Russia’s Artem Nekrasov (144) took home the silver after beating Noria in a shoot-off.But, despite having world No. 2 Ronjan Sodhi in its ranks, the senior team couldn’t get near a medal in a high-scoring event.Sodhi shot 143 out of 150 in the qualification round but only managed to finish 17th, with Mohammad Asab (141) 25th and Rajyavardhan Rathore (141) 28th.last_img read more

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first_imgAlgeria’s main attacking threat comes from their best player Sofiane FeghouliUnder coach Vahid Halilhodzic, Algeria has more flair and scores more goals.The well-organized and technically assured side starts at the back, where rugged center half Madjid Bougherra runs the defense. At full back, Faouzi Ghoulam has also impressed.The main attacking threat comes from Sofiane Feghouli, who is arguably the team’s best player. Halilhodiz will be counting on him to unlock defenses in Brazil.Here are five players to watch:SOFIANE FEGHOULISofiane Feghouli is Algeria’s most skillful player and has proven himself in Spain over the past few seasons with some impressive performances at Valencia.The 24-year-old winger played for France’s under-21 side and was even close to a call up for the senior team before pledging his allegiance to Algeria. Coach Vahid Halilhodzic gave him his international debut three years ago.The Parisian-born Feghouli, who has scored five goals in 17 international appearances, has everything to trouble defenders: pace, skill, passing and an eye for goal. But he has also been plagued by inconsistency.FAOUZI GHOULAMLike Sofiane Feghouli, French-born Faouzi Ghoulam chose Algeria after playing for France’s under-21 team.A quick, skillful left back who likes to push forward, Feghouli made his Algeria debut last March during World Cup qualifying and set up a goal in a 3-1 win over Benin.At club level, he came through the youth ranks at Saint-Etienne and soon became a first team regular. His impressive performances earned him a high-profile move to Serie A, where he plays for Napoli.advertisementHis older brother, Nabil Ghoulam, represented France in cross-country running at the world championships in 2004.MADJID BOUGHERRAAlgeria captain Madjid Bougherra has been a mainstay in central defense over the past 10 years.One of his best performance’s for the Greens was against England at the last World Cup, where he kept striker Wayne Rooney at bay as underdog Algeria secured a 0-0 draw.The 31-year-old Bougherra has played more than 60 times for his country, scoring four goals, but the rugged defender’s club career has been more successful. He won three straight league titles with Scottish club Rangers and was a fan favorite before being sold to Lekhwiya, where he scored on his debut and won the Qatar Stars League in his first season.RAFIK DJEBBOURRafik Djebbour has yet to carry his club form over to the international scene.He has found it easy to score at club level, however, netting 39 league goals in 56 games for Greek side Olympiakos. The going has been harder in England’s second division and so far he has struggled for games and goals since joining Nottingham Forest from Turkish team Sivasspor in January.At 30 years old, time is running out for Djebbour to make his mark on the international stage.EL ARBI HILLEL SOUDANIEl Arbi Hillel Soudani has impressed this season with some solid performances for Dinamo Zagreb and several goals for Algeria.The 26-year-old Soudani can play all across the attack and is more of a clinical finisher than Rafik Djebbour. He has scored 10 goals in 20 appearances for the Greens, including the winner in a 1-0 victory over Mali in World Cup qualifying last September.After two seasons with Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes, where he scored fairly regularly despite often being on the bench, Soudani made his mark in the Croatian league by grabbing 12 goals in his first 17 starts.last_img read more

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first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It’s something we need to continue to work on going forward especially since we’re going up against San Miguel next game. But until we do a good job rebounding, it’s going to be difficult in this conference.”Meralco hopes to ride the momentum when it faces the four-time conference champions at the same venue next Friday.Blackwater, on the other hand, has Rain or Shine next on its list. They tangle on Jan. 30 at Cuneta Astrodome.The scores:Meralco 99 – Jackson 19, Tolomia 15, Salva 14, Amer 13, Hodge 12, Hugnatan 10, Caram 7, De Ocampo 6, Newsome 3, Faundo 0, Dillinger 0, Quinto 0.Blackwater 94 – Maliksi 17, Sumang 16, Jose 15, Belo 12, Digregorio 11, Tratter 8, Javier 8, Dario 3, Desiderio 2, Palma 2, Alolino 0.Quarters: 16-25, 48-42, 73-64, 99-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #KicksStalker: Superstition? CJ Perez switches kicks in tale of 2 halves View comments LATEST STORIES Trevis Jackson leads Meralco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Trevis Jackson came off the bench to provide a much-needed boost for Meralco en route to a 99-94 win over Blackwater Saturday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.As if following the footsteps rookies Robert Bolick and CJ Perez, the surprise fifth pick of the PBA Draft scattered 19 points and a pair of assists to lead the Bolts in scoring in their first win of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I’m very happy we’re able to bounce back in this game after suffering a very painful loss to Phoenix,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.“A lot of guys I felt really stepped up and helped us tonight led by Trevis who made a lot of good outside shots for us and helped us open up (Blackwater’s) defense,” he added.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 starsJackson, who played Division I basketball in the US NCAA, was also behind the triple that provided separation from the Elite, 81-78, with 5:18 left in the match.From there, Cliff Hodge and Nico Salva continued their balanced attack to keep Meralco in front and preserve the earlier efforts from Mike Tolomia and now-healthy Ranidel de Ocampo.center_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Meralco’s bench outscored Blackwater’s 47-27, with six of the Bolts’ cagers providing double-digit production.“That’s what we really envisioned going into this year when I drafted Trevis. I thought with him along with Baser (Amer) and Chris (Newsome), we’d spread the wealth and move the basketball around to get good shots and run a little bit, which we haven’t done in the past. “Blackwater, who was also dealt with a first-game loss, drew commendable performances from its old reliables Allein Maliksi, Raymar Jose and Roi Sumang, even burying the Bolts by as much as 12 in the first half.But with only Mac Belo and Chris Javier providing a reprieve for their starters, the Elite faltered in the second half and ran out of gas to play catch-up to drop to a 0-2 record.“For our second game in a row, our defense is pretty solid, our only problem right now is how to shore up our rebounding because we’re getting a lot of stops but we’re giving up a lot of defensive rebounds at the same time,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

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first_imgA performer dressed in an Amazonian Indian costume holds an Argentine flag outside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup final on Sunday. AP PhotoBrazil’s FIFA World Cup Campaign has ended and along with it a nightmare that might haunt them for years. Sports writers have often compared their 0-7 loss to Germany to a 1920 game, when they were thrashed by neighbouring Uruguay 0-6 in the Copa America. Big B wonders what’s wrong with team Brazil Netherlands finish third after 3-0 win over Brazil in FIFA World CupThe losses against Germany and the Netherlands (on Sunday) come against the backdrop of the fact that the FIFA World Cup had cost Brazil billions sparking protests across the nation prior to the event.Brazil’s whipping by Germany: Global grief on newspapers Argentina soccer fans chant slogans against German soccer fans, sitting, on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup final, Sunday. AP PhotoOn early Sunday morning, against the Netherlands they weren’t thrashed quite as badly as they had been against Germany in Tuesday night’s historic semi-final, a second successive heavy defeat on home soil was a devastating end to a campaign which promised so much.Fans of the Brazil national soccer team watch a live broadcast of the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. AP PhotoThe only solace this time is perhaps Brazilians probably getting to terms with the historic defeat. Days after dozens of buses were burnt and Brazilian fans and protesters, unhappy over their national team’s loss against Germany, took to the streets of Sao Paulo, the protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil’s World Cup party failed to show up on Sunday.SEE PICS: Netherlands clinch 3rd place after 3-0 rout of Brazil SEE MORE PICS FROM FIFA WORLD CUPWhile the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sunday’s title game has gone off with only scattered demonstrations.advertisementFILE – In this June 28, 2014, file photo, riot police arrest an Anti-World Cup demonstrator near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Demonstrators protested the money spent on the international soccer tournament and demanded better public services. During the 2014 World Cup, aside from an early clash outside Rio’s Maracana stadium, the anarchists that appeared during the 2013 Confederations Cup were nowhere to be seen. AP PhotoBrazil avoided a repeat of last year’s Confederations Cup when violent protests broke out in several cities and more than a million people took to the streets on just one night to demand the government spend on improvements for education and other public services instead of soccer. But the absence of conflict during the World Cup came less from dissipated anger than attention being glued to the games and police cracking down on even small demonstrations.Paulo Cavalcante, a 50-year-old public servant, shouted himself hoarse during last year’s protests, even bringing his teenage daughter along on the marches. But during the World Cup, like many other Brazilians, he chose to stay home.”The police had orders to break the demonstrators,” AP quoted him as saying, referring to the early days of the monthlong tournament when officers turned tear gas and powerful stun guns on even small crowds of protesters. “I couldn’t put my family in harm’s way.”Fans of the Brazil national soccer team cheer for their team in front a video camera after a live broadcast of the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. AP PhotoFor Sunday’s final between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, authorities ordered the deployment of more than 25,000 officers and soldiers, the largest security detail in Brazil’s history. On Saturday, police arrested 19 people suspected of vandalism and seized gas masks, fireworks and firearms, according to local media reports.Brazil supporters react after the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 3-0. AP PhotoPresident Dilma Rousseff, who bore the brunt of criticism over spending on World Cup stadiums and projects, rejoiced in having created a festive and welcoming atmosphere for fans that proved doubters wrong. “We competently maintained peace and order,” she told a group of foreign journalists Friday night.Whether such celebration will serve her in the campaign for her re-election in October’s election remains to be seen. Anger continues to simmer over inflation, gripping poverty and allegations of corruption.advertisement”The average Brazilian citizen has deep grievances against the government and is sympathetic to the unified demand of the street – namely that the government funnels the same resources they put into organizing the World Cup into education, health and housing,” said Guillermo Trejo, a political scientist at Notre Dame University who focuses on social unrest in Latin America.The peace of the last month is due, in part, to the lack of a “catalyst – something that would transform widespread grievances and moral indignation into a return to mass mobilization,” he said.During the 2013 Confederations Cup, small demonstrations over a 10-cent rise in bus and subway fares in Sao Paulo quickly escalated. A police crackdown on the mostly young demonstrators there provoked anger nationwide, fueling the country’s largest protests in a generation.The movement lost steam as protests became increasingly violent, with fiery clashes between police and supporters of Black Bloc anarchist movement. Many Brazilians were alienated by the movement’s radical tactics, such as attacks on banks, international business offices and even police.But during the World Cup, aside from an early clash outside Rio’s Maracana stadium, the black-masked anarchists were nowhere to be seen.Political artist Paulo Ito alluded to their absence in a mural painted along a road in Sao Paulo. In it, a TV screen showing a soccer match has the attention of a group of people, including a masked protester whose banner denouncing soccer’s governing body, FIFA, hangs limply over his shoulder.Were it not for the potential danger of participating in protests, Cavalcantes said he would have taken to the streets again.”Since we protested last year, no tragedy has happened to our family – no one got laid off, no one had an accident, no one got sick. But even so, we’re worse off now than we were a year ago,” said Cavalcantes, who lives in the bleak and violence-wracked Rio suburb of Iraja. “Our costs continue to outpace inflation and even living an extremely modest lifestyle, we barely make it to the end of the month.”Still, it was hard not to put anger aside during the World Cup party.”World Cup was like an extended Carnival, like samba,” Cavalcantes said. “Once it got going, people got caught up in the fun because it distracts from the difficulties of life.”Even his daughter Maria, who protested with him last year, was swept up in the spirit.”I know why the World Cup is bad for Brazil, bad for people like us,” she said. “But I still went out and bought a Brazil jersey. I couldn’t help myself.”advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Chinese basketball officials were investigating on Wednesday after reports that former Houston Rockets player Aaron Jackson was racially abused by opposition fans.The 32-year-old American guard is said to have been targeted during the Beijing Ducks’ 117-103 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) playoff victory at the Shanghai Sharks on Tuesday evening.ADVERTISEMENT ONE: Danny Kingad still confident even against Pancrase flyweight champ LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Broadcast footage of the game showed an agitated Jackson being ushered along the sidelines of the court by a Ducks team-mate and an official instructing the crowd to sit down.A reporter at the game posted on social media that a fan near the Beijing bench shouted a racial slur at Jackson, who had a stint last year with the NBA’s Houston Rockets but has spent most of his career overseas.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“We are investigating. The spectators did say something to Jackson, but we have to ascertain what was said,” a CBA spokesman told AFP.The Sharks, where Yao Ming made his name before starring in the NBA, said they were unaware of any incident and had not received a complaint from the visiting Ducks. It is second time in three months that Sharks fans have created unwanted headlines.In December, supporters taunted their Nanjing opponents with a death chant on the anniversary of the 1937 massacre of Nanjing, triggering outrage and an investigation.With the match going to the wire, home Shanghai supporters were accused of shouting: “Why didn’t the Nanjing massacre kill your team?”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against US Taylor Fritz during their tennis match on the day 6 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on April 18, 2019. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.Djokovic, winner of the last three Grand Slam tournaments, is now over 3,000 points clear of old rival Nadal despite a quarter-final defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the Principality last week.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas02:42PH 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 MOST READ 1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,160 pts2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,0853. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,7704. Roger Federer (SUI) 5,5905. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,675ADVERTISEMENT 16. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,050 (-1)17. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 2,041 (-1)18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1,930 (-1)19. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,87520. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 1,820Selected:24. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 1,515 (+24)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chris Ross feels he let SMB down with ‘foolish fouls’ late in Game 3 Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World number two Nadal dropped ranking points after his title defence ended with a shock semi-final loss to eventual champion Fabio Fognini.The 31-year-old Italian reached a career-high ranking of 12th after claiming his maiden Masters trophy with a straight-sets win over unheralded Serbian Dusan Lajovic in Sunday’s final.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, logisticsFognini jumped six spots to close on the top 10, while Lajovic climbed 24 places to 24th.ATP top 20 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles 6. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4,115 (+1)7. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3,690 (-1)8. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,2409. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 3,22510. John Isner (USA) 3,08511. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,84512. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,840 (+6)13. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,730 (-1)14. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2,50515. Borna Coric (CRO) 2,480 (-2) View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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first_img“The government has done some things back home that are great, but we still have a long ways to go,” he said on Sunday following a 9-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. “That’s our reality. It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at. I’d rather not go and be consistent with everything.”Cora recently said he might attend the ceremony and say something, but had a change of heart after speaking with family and friends.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“We talked about it and decided (not going) was the best way to do it,” he said.Cora said he informed the Red Sox of his decision a few days ago. Boston plays at Baltimore Monday through Wednesday and has a day off on Thursday. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Shortstop Xander Bogaerts also said on Sunday he won’t visit the White House.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Max Homa returns from ‘low place’ to win first PGA Tour event LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (20) talks with the media before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)CHICAGO — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions.Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision.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 Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

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first_imgDefinitionWhen you have type 2 diabetes, taking time to plan your meals goes a long way toward controlling your blood sugar and weight.Alternative NamesType 2 diabetes diet; Diet – diabetes – type 2FunctionYour main focus is on keeping your blood sugar (glucose) level in your target range.To help manage your blood sugar, follow a meal plan that has:Food from all the food groupsFewer caloriesAbout the same amount of carbohydratesat each meal and snackHealthy fatsAlong with healthy eating, you can keep your blood sugar in target range by maintaining a healthy weight. Persons with type 2 diabetes are often overweight. Losing just 10 pounds can help you manage your diabetes better. Eating healthy foods and staying active (for example, 30 minutes of walking per day) can help you meet and maintain your weight loss goal.HOW CARBOHYDRATES AFFECT BLOOD SUGARCarbohydrates in food give your body energy. You need to eat carbohydrates to maintain your energy. But carbohydrates also raise your blood sugar higher and faster than other kinds of food.The main kinds of carbohydrates are starches, sugars, and fiber. Learn which foods have carbohydrates. This will help with meal planning so that you can keep your blood sugar in your target range.MEAL PLANNING FOR CHILDREN WITH TYPE 2 DIABETESMeal plans should consider the amount of calories children need to grow. In general, three small meals and three snacks a day can help meet calorie needs. Many children with type 2 diabetes are overweight. The goal should be a healthy weight by eating healthy foods and getting more activity (60 minutes each day).advertisementWork with a registered dietitian to design a meal plan for your child. A registered dietitian is an expert in food and nutrition.The following tips can help your child stay on track:No food is off-limits. Knowing how different foods affect your child?s blood sugar helps you and your child keep it in target range.Help your child learn how much food is a healthy amount. This is called portion control.Have your family gradually switch from drinking soda and other sugary drinks, such as sports drinks and juices, to plain water or low-fat milk.PLANNING MEALSEveryone has individual needs. Work with your doctor, registered dietitian, or diabetes educator to develop a meal plan that works for you.When shopping, read food labels to make better food choices.A good way to make sure you get all the nutrients you need during meals is to use the plate method. This is a visual food guide that helps you choose the best types and right amounts of food to eat. It encourages larger portions of non-starchy vegetables (half the plate) and moderate portions of protein (one quarter of the plate) and starch (one quarter of the plate). You can find more information about the plate method at the American Diabetes Association website: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/create-your-plate.EAT A VARIETY OF FOODSEating a wide variety of foods helps you stay healthy. Try to include foods from all the food groups at each meal.VEGETABLES (2 to 3 cups a day)Choose fresh or frozen vegetables without added sauces, fats, or salt. Non-starchy vegetables include dark green and deep yellow vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, romaine lettuce, cabbage, chard, and bell peppers. Starchy vegetables include corn, green peas, lima beans, potatoes, and taro.FRUITS (1 to 2 cups a day)Choose fresh, frozen, canned (without added sugar), or dried fruits. Try apples, bananas, berries, cherries, fruit cocktail, grapes, melon, oranges, peaches, pears, papaya, pineapple, raisins. Drink juices that are 100% fruit with no added sweeteners or syrups.GRAINS (3 to 4 ounces a day)There are two types of grains:Whole grains are unprocessed and have the entire grain kernel. Examples are whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, amaranth, barley, brown and wild rice, buckwheat, and quinoa.Refined grains have been processed (milled) to remove the bran and germ. Examples are white flour, de-germed cornmeal, white bread, and white rice.Grains have starch, a type of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates raise your blood sugar level. So, for healthy eating, make sure half of the grains you eat each day are whole grains. Whole grains have lots of fiber. Fiber in the diet keeps your blood sugar level from rising too fast.PROTEIN FOODS (5 to 6 ounces a day)Protein foods include meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans and peas, nuts, seeds, and processed soy foods.Eat fish and poultry more often. Remove the skin from chicken and turkey. Select lean cuts of beef, veal, pork, or wild game. Trim all visible fat from meat. Bake, roast, broil, grill, or boil instead of frying.advertisementDAIRY (3 cups a day)Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products. Be aware that milk, yogurt, and other dairy foods have natural sugar even when they do not contain added sugar. Take this into account when planning meals to stay in your blood sugar target range. OILS/FATS (no more than 7 teaspoons a day)Oils are not considered a food group. But they have nutrients that help your body stay healthy. Oils are different from fats in that oils remain liquid at room temperature. Fats remain solid at room temperature.Limit your intake of fatty foods, especially those high in saturated fat, such as hamburgers, deep-fried foods, bacon, and butter.Instead, choose foods that are high in polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats. These include fish, nuts, and vegetable oils.Oils can raise your blood sugar, but not as fast as starch. Oils are also high in calories. Try to use no more than the recommended daily limit of 7 teaspoons.WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOL AND SWEETS?If you choose to drink alcohol, limit the amount and have it with a meal. Check with your health care provider about how alcohol will affect your blood sugar and to determine a safe amount for you.Sweets are high in fat and sugar. Keep portion sizes small.Here are tips to help avoid eating too many sweets:Ask for extra spoons and forks and split your dessert with others.Eat sweets that are sugar-free.Always ask for the smallest serving size or children?s size.RecommendationsA registered dietitian can help you decide how to balance the carbohydrates, protein, and fat in your diet. Here are some general guidelines:The amount of each type of food you eat depends on:Your dietYour weightHow often you exerciseYour other health risksEveryone has individual needs. Work with your doctor, and possibly a dietitian, to develop a meal plan that works for you.The Diabetes Food Pyramid, which resembles the old USDA food guide pyramid, splits foods into six groups in a range of serving sizes. In the Diabetes Food Pyramid, food groups are based on carbohydrate and protein content instead of their food type. A person with diabetes should eat more of the foods in the bottom of the pyramid (grains, beans, vegetables) than those on the top (fats and sweets). This diet will help keep your heart and body systems healthy.Another method, similar to the new “plate” USDA food guide, encourages larger portions of vegetables (half the plate) and moderate portions of protein (one-quarter of the plate) and starch (one-quarter of the plate).GRAINS, BEANS, AND STARCHY VEGETABLES(6 or more servings a day)Foods like bread, grains, beans, rice, pasta, and starchy vegetables are at the bottom of the pyramid because they should serve as the foundation of your diet. As a group, these foods are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy carbohydrates.It is important, however, to eat foods with plenty of fiber. Choose whole-grain foods such as whole-grain bread or crackers, tortillas, bran cereal, brown rice, or beans. Use whole-wheat or other whole-grain flours in cooking and baking. Choose low-fat breads, such as bagels, tortillas, English muffins, and pita bread.advertisementVEGETABLES(3 – 5 servings a day)Choose fresh or frozen vegetables without added sauces, fats, or salt. Opt for more dark green and deep yellow vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, romaine lettuce, carrots, and peppers.FRUITS(2 – 4 servings a day)Choose whole fruits more often than juices. Whole fruits have more fiber. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines, are best. Drink fruit juices that do NOT have added sweeteners or syrups.MILK(2 – 3 servings a day)Choose low-fat or nonfat milk or yogurt. Yogurt has natural sugar in it, but it can also contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Yogurt with artificial sweeteners has fewer calories than yogurt with added sugar.MEAT AND FISH(2 – 3 servings a day)Eat fish and poultry more often. Remove the skin from chicken and turkey. Select lean cuts of beef, veal, pork, or wild game. Trim all visible fat from meat. Bake, roast, broil, grill, or boil instead of frying.FATS, ALCOHOL, AND SWEETSIn general, you should limit your intake of fatty foods, especially those high in saturated fat, such as hamburgers, cheese, bacon, and butter.If you choose to drink alcohol, limit the amount and have it with a meal. Check with your health care provider about how alcohol will affect your blood sugar, and to determine a safe amount for you.Sweets are high in fat and sugar, so keep portion sizes small. Here are some tips to help avoid eating too many sweets:Ask for extra spoons and forks and split your dessert with others.Eat sweets that are sugar-free.Always ask for the small serving size.Learn how to read food labels, and consult them when making food decisions.ReferencesAmerican Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes — 2013. Diabetes Care. 2013;36 Suppl 1:S11-S66.American Diabetes Association. Nutrition recommendations and interventions for diabetes: a position statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2008;31:S61-S78.Review Date:8/1/2013Reviewed By:Brent Wisse, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine. 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_imgDefinitionMuscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs.See also:Muscle crampsJoint painAlternative NamesMuscle pain; Myalgia; Pain – musclesConsiderationsMuscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain.Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body (such as lupus).One common cause of muscle aches and pain is fibromyalgia, a condition that includes tenderness in your muscles and surrounding soft tissue, sleep difficulties, fatigue, and headaches.CausesThe most common causes are:Injury or trauma including sprains and strainsOveruse: using a muscle too much, too soon, too oftenTension or stressMuscle pain may also be due to:Certain drugs, including ACE inhibitors for lowering blood pressure, cocaine, and statins for lowering cholesterolDermatomyositisElectrolyte imbalances like too little potassium or calciumFibromyalgiaInfections, including influenza (the flu), Lyme disease, malaria, muscle abscess, polio, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, trichinosis (roundworm)LupusPolymyalgia rheumaticaPolymyositisRhabdomyolysisHome CareFor muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Apply ice for the first 24 – 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.advertisementMuscle aches from overuse and fibromyalgia often respond well to massage. Gentle stretching exercises after a long rest period are also helpful.Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling, and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. A physical therapist can teach you stretching, toning, and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain.Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation are excellent ways to help you sleep and relax.If home measures arent working, your health care provider may prescribe medication or physical therapy, or refer you to a specialized pain clinic.If your muscle aches are due to a specific disease, follow the instructions of yourhealth care providerto treat the primary illness.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:Your muscle pain persists beyond 3 daysYou have severe, unexplained painYou have any sign of infection, like swelling or redness around the tender muscleYou have poor circulation in the area where you have muscles aches (for example, in your legs)You have a tick bite or a rashYour muscle pain has been associated with starting or changing doses of a medicine, such as a statinCall 911 if:You have sudden weight gain, water retention, or you are urinating less than usualYou are short of breath or have difficulty swallowingYou have muscle weakness or cannot move any part of your bodyYou have vomiting, a very stiff neck, or high feverWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitYour health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your muscle pain, such as:When did it start? How long did it last?Where is it exactly? Is it all over or only in a specific area?Is it always in the same location?What makes it better or worse?Do other symptoms occur at the same time, like joint pain, fever, vomiting, weakness, malaise, or difficulty using the affected muscle?Is there a pattern to the muscle aches?Have you taken any new medications lately?Tests that may be done include:Complete blood count (CBC)Other blood tests to look at muscle enzymes (creatine kinase) and possibly a test for Lyme disease or a connective tissue disorderPhysical therapy may be helpful.PreventionWarm up before exercising and cool down afterward.Stretch before and after exercising.Drink lots of fluids before, during, and after exercise.If you work in the same position most of the day (like sitting at a computer), stretch at least every hour.ReferencesBennett RM. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldmans Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 282.Brinker MR, OConnor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of injury to musculoskeletal structures: 1. Muscle and tendon injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1, section A.advertisementReview Date:4/14/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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first_imgRoger Federer may be 34, and nearing the closing stages of a distinguished career. But he has no intention of quitting just yet.The 17-time Grand Slam winner has been unable to win a major title since 2012. He has come close to breaking the drought twice this year. But the Swiss veteran suffered back to back heartbreaks at the hands of Serb superstar Novak Djokovic, losing the Wimbledon final last July before seeing the US Open title slip out of his grasp at the Arthur Ashe Stadium here late on Sunday.But far from being discouraged after Djokovic carved out a gruelling 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win over three hours and 20 minutes, Federer is already planning to return to Flushing Meadows next year.”I had a wonderful last two weeks. I’m very pleased where my game’s at. Being back in the finals is where you want to be. Playing against a great champion like Novak is a massive challenge and I enjoyed it. I thought it was a great match,” Federer was quoted as saying by Sky Sports after the final.”I love the sport, I’ve got a lot of passion and one last thing, I’ll see you guys next year.”Also read: Djokovic beats Federer for second US Open titleThe 23,000-strong crowd stayed firmly behind Federer throughout the final and the Swiss great asserted that the love from his fans pushes him to perform at his best.”They kept me going, and that’s definitely one of the reasons I still keep playing, because of these moments, goose bump moments.”advertisementFederer, however, admitted that conceding too many unforced errors cost him the US Open. He had committed 17 more unforced errors than Djokovic in the final and also missed 19 break points. “I had too many break chances. Of course, some of them I could have done better, should have done better, you know, all these things.””There were a lot of opportunities missed. If it’s backhand, forehand, volleys, it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day. I know why I lost the match, very clearly – the moment I sat down at 5-2 down in the fourth or after the match was over,” Federer said.”It’s something I will work on, and keep moving forward. It’s no problem for me.”last_img read more

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