LATEST STORIES The Stags take on the Jose Rizal U Bombers with Calisaan serving a one-game suspension in the 4 p.m. match they’re hosting at San Sebastian Gym in Mendiola, Manila.“The only way we can win without Michael is if we step up as a team—not just one, two or three players,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.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 shutoutCalisaan leads the Stags in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.5 points—also the fifth best in the league—and nine rebounds.The do-it-all forward got slapped with an automatic suspension after getting ejected during the Stags’ 75-73 escape over the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals last Friday. 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 Games San Sebastian tries to make its way inside the top four but the Stags have to do it minus main man Michael Calisaan in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both the Bombers (4-3) and the Stags (4-4) are bunched in the middle behind idle Lyceum (8-0), San Beda (7-1) and Letran (5-4).Jose Rizal coach Vergel Meneses hopes his Bombers pounce on the Stags’ disadvantage as visiting teams also hold a winning record in the NCAA on Tour games. —JASMINE W. PAYO WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey gold View comments
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Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:13UAAP Season 80 preview: UST Growling Tigers01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Coming into the game, I really felt that it was going to be a hard one because UST is down 0-2 so we knew coach Boy Sablan and the rest of the team will come out slugging and play their best and so far, this is the best game they ever played out of the three games,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin.NU ended the game on a 7-0 run inside the last two minutes with Dave Yu hitting a corner triple, Jordan Bartlett scoring on a layup and Issa Gaye sinking two free throws.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 shutoutGaye finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks while Yu scored 13 points in 19 minutes off the bench. Jayjay Alejandro had a near triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Jarin commended his players for their efforts and also praised UST for giving a good fight. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Alyssa Valdez slays at the beach with athletic bod Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Their record doesn’t speak where they are right now. UST is not an easy team. They’re a force to reckon with and they’re eventually going to win some games,” said Jarin after his squad dealt the Tigers their third loss in as many outings.Regie Basibas gave the Growling Tigers a big lift with 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and eight rebounds in just 22 minutes off the bench. His career game, however, was cut short after he picked up his fifth foul with still 3:30 left.Jordan Sta. Ana added 14 points and four assists before also fouling out with 1:32 remaining. His acrobatic layup against two NU defenders pulled UST within three, 87-84, with 2:00 minutes to go.The Tigers had 41 turnovers in a loss to the Adamson Falcons on Saturday and while they managed to cut down on their errors, they still committed 29, several of which came down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University scraped past University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, in a frenetic, offense filled duel in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Bulldogs climbed to 2-1 after losing to defending champion De La Salle, 115-109, in another up-and-down game on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City
Arellano’s Andrea Marzan scores on a hit against UP’s Marian Buitre during their duel for the second semifinal slot in Group B of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Arellano U doused University of the Philippines’ grit and used a dominant fifth-set performance to hammer out a 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, 32-34, 15-3 decision to clinch the second semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference in San Juan Saturday.The Lady Chiefs racked up five straight points to start the decisive set and cooled whatever momentum the Lady Maroons built in an edge-of-your-seat fourth set to seal the win in an hour and 48 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo runs streak to 6, La Salle rebounds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending 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 UP, which stubbornly fought off elimination with that fourth-set win, lost their sting after ace hitter Justine Dorog left the game with a knee injury before the fifth set.Arellano thus joined Adamson as Group B semifinalists after notching its fourth win in five games.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 shutoutIt was a sorry setback for the Diliman-based UP, which looked headed to the semifinals after that dramatic fourth-set win. The Lady Maroons closed out their campaign with a 3-2 mark.Jovielyn Prado led Arellano with 26 hits. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In the other match, College of Saint Benilde finally notched a win, shaking off a slow start and beating Technological Insitute of the Philippines, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, to finish with a 1-4 card.The Lady Engineers closed out with a 0-5 slate. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kings zap Bolts, seize 3-2 edge Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Irving admitted he yelled at the fan, which was caught on video, but when asked by ESPN.com if he had any regrets said, “Hell no”.Irving then talked about the exchange like it was a run in with another NBA player.“At the end of the day, we’re human. It’s in the heat of the moment, and frustrations arise. We were at halftime, we were down by four, in an environment, a season opener in Philly,” he said.The Cavaliers’ trade of Irving to the Celtics for guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, rookie center Ante Zizic and two draft picks in August was one of the league’s blockbuster deals of the offseason. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for using inappropriate language when responding to a fan,” league vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe said in a statement.The Celtics aquired Irving in an offseason move after he demanded a trade from the NBA finals runner-up Cleveland Cavaliers.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 shutoutIt is the second time in as many days the NBA has fined one of its players for an incident with a fan. On Saturday VanDeWeghe announced that DeMarcus Cousins had been fined $25,000 after the New Orleans Pelican player got into a heated exchange with a female fan during a game in Memphis.The fan in Philadelphia reportedly yelled “Kyrie, where’s LeBron” as the Celtics walked past, drawing a response from Irving. View comments The NBA slapped Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics with a $25,000 fine on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2017, for verbally abusing a Philadelphia 76ers fan. The point guard said he was not sorry for yelling at the fan but said he was only human. AFP FILENEW YORK, United States — Kyrie Irving is off to a rocky start with the Boston Celtics after the league slapped the point guard with a $25,000 fine on Sunday for verbally abusing a Philadelphia 76ers fan.The exchange took place at halftime of the Celtics 102-92 win on Friday over the 76ers when a fan made a reference to Irving’s former teammate LeBron James as the teams were heading to the locker rooms at the Wells Fargo Center arena.ADVERTISEMENT
Tatum hits go-ahead shot as Celtics edge Fultz, 76ersTatum hits go-ahead shot as Celtics edge Fultz, 76ers
Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina has missed the first three games with a knee injury.It’s unclear whether the No. 8 overall pick will participate in Summer League play. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek did not talk to reporters following the game.New York dropped to 0-3 after Monday’s 99-87 loss to Oklahoma City.___HAYWARD CHANTSChants of “Gordon Hayward!” broke out in the stands early in Salt Lake City, confirming that minds are on the Jazz All-Star. Hayward, an unrestricted free agent, met with the Jazz in San Diego on Monday, the Celtics on Sunday and the Heat on Saturday. Celtics president Danny Angie and Stevens were both in Salt Lake City to watch Summer League.Hayward is one of the marquee names in free agency this year and is expected to command a maximum contract.___EX(UM) GONNA GIVE IT TO YAJazz Summer League coach Alex Jensen said Dante Exum needs to be heads and shoulders above the competition during the session as he enters his fourth year in the league. The 2014 No. 5 overall pick has yet to find his groove in the NBA, partially due to a torn ACL that cost him all of 2015-16. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View comments PBA D-League: AMA ekes out thrilling first win, trips Gamboa Miami’s first-round pick Bam Adebayo led all scorers with 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in nearly 32 minutes.___COMEBACK MAVSThe Dallas Mavericks found themselves quickly in a 17-point hole against Orlando during Monday’s game.They recovered in the second quarter and then separated in the third on the way to an 86-76 win. Dallas improved to 2-0.Guard Dwight Buycks led the Mavericks with 20 points, while forward Brandon Paul added 18.No. 6 overall pick Jonathan Isaac had eight points in the first quarter but hurt his hip on a collision in the second and didn’t return in the second half.Point guard Marcus Georges-Hunt, who was called up from the D-League by the Magic in April, contributed 20 points but he had little help.___NTILIKINA UPDATE Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “He kind of has this old soul,” Celtics coach Jerome Allen said. “This pro-like approach, doesn’t get rattled, doesn’t show a lot of emotions. Just kind of plays at his pace like he’s been here before.“We can say it’s only Summer League, but he just made plays.”While all eyes were on the two rookies, 2016 No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown was hands down the best player on the floor and looked like he had no business playing Summer League games. He finished with 29 points.Brown has taken Tatum under his wing since he joined the team.“Jaylen can help him with a lot of things,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “They’ve been in the gym a lot together. They’ve been working out together. I know Jaylen’s picked him up and taken him to the practice facility a few times.”___LEAF EXCELSIndiana Pacers first-round draft pick T. J. Leaf showed that his impressive debut wasn’t a fluke by following that performance up with an even better second game in Orlando.Leaf improved on Sunday’s 12-point debut by scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help lead the Pacers to an 86-83 win over Miami to move them to 3-0. The 6-foot-10 forward from UCLA, who missed the Summer League opener on Saturday to attend a family wedding, showed some versatility with scoring on the perimeter and in the paint while converting 9 of 17 from the field in 28 minutes.Joe Young finished with 17 points and six assists, while Jarnell Stokes added 14 points and Chris Johnson contributed 12. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (11) lays the ball in as Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (7) defends during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ORLANDO, Fla.— Boston’s Jayson Tatum opened the Utah Summer League and his pro career with a go-ahead basket to beat No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz and Philadelphia.The game in Salt Lake City was the most anticipated contest thus far, as summer play heated up Monday with the Orlando Pro Summer League entering its third day and the Utah Summer League tipping getting started. The 24-team NBA Summer League in Las Vegas starts on Friday.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 Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Tatum’s jumper and the Celtics’ ensuing stop of Fultz gave Boston an 89-88 victory.Fultz played well on both ends of the floor and showed why the 76ers took him with the top pick they acquired from Boston. Fultz finished with three blocks, including a weakside swat of Kadeem Allen that had the crowd gasping. He had 17 points on 6-for-16 shooting, including two 3-pointers.“People have big expectations but, to me, it was just another day to play basketball and do what I love,” Fultz said. “I love chasing down blocks and blocking shots. On defense I’m always going to give effort on both ends of the floor. That’s one thing that goes unnoticed is just how hard I play on both ends. I’m a great shot-blocking point guard.”Tatum was not overshadowed as the 6-foot-8, 208-pounder showed the versatility he’s known for and knocked down a pull-up jumper with 5.7 seconds left. Fultz’s shot was blocked on the other end to end the game.Tatum, the No. 3 pick, may have had the most awe-inspiring play of the night with a thundering, one-hand tomahawk dunk on Kaleb Tarczewski. He posted 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five steals.ADVERTISEMENT New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Dallas, Indiana and Miami were in action in Orlando on Monday. Boston, Philadelphia, Utah and San Antonio got going in Salt Lake City later on Monday.A look at some of the notable action:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars___DAZZLING DEBUT MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES No other lottery pick from the 2014 or 2015 is playing in Orlando or Salt Lake City.Exum certainly stood out in the first half with strong drives to the basket and decisive offense. He looked quick and confident, but faded into the pack as the game went on. Exum finished with 23 points, six rebounds and five assists.Jensen said Exum played well for the most part, but there were times where he disappeared and struggled to play through fatigue.“Sometimes I kind of took that step back and wasn’t thinking at that moment,” Exum said. “I just need to make sure I focus 100 percent of the time I’m on the court.”PRIDE OF LOUISVILLEDonovan Mitchell, the No. 13 pick of the draft, showed explosive athletic ability. He was quick enough to get to the rim and even knocked down three 3-pointers, which was not his strong suit in college. Mitchell finished with 22 points on 10-for-17 shooting, five assists, three steals and two rebounds.The Jazz traded the No. 24 pick and former lottery pick Trey Lyles for the Louisville guard.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Some senators dismayed by WBO review of Pacquiao-Horn match MOST READ Read Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ He also explained in the weekly forum backed by Accel, Pagcor and San Miguel Corporation that the tight schedule of the SEA Games and the forthcoming Aiba World Championships in Hamburg, Germany forced them to make a tough choice among the boxers.Rio De Janeiro Olympian Rogen Ladon (light flyweight) and flyweight Daniel Maamo were chosen to compete in the world championships. Picson said Marcial also made it to the world championships but they felt Marcial would be better off in the SEAG.“It seems that the public is more aware and concerned with the SEA Games rather than the world championships,’’ said Picson. “We had to consider public perception.’’Prior to the KL Games (Aug. 19-30) and the world championships (Aug. 25-Sept.2), Filipino boxers will also figure in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Aug. 1-8.Around 20 to 30 Asian nations are expected to attend the junior continental meet reserved for boxers aged 15 to 16 years old.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Philippines’ Eumir Felix Marcial, right, celebrates winning the fight against Singapore’s Tay Jia Wei. Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee /The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines is sending a full deck of boxers built to sweep the gold medals in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.There are only six weight categories in the Kuala Lumpur SEAG next month and Abap executive director Ed Picson said they’re fielding in a complete lineup headed by lightwelter weight Charly Suarez, middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial and bantamweight Mario Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “Our counterparts are putting a lot of emphasis on this age-group because this is where it all begins as the boxers get to the youth championships (17-18 years) and then to the elite level,’’ said Picson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Flyweight Ian Clark Bautista, light heavyweight John Marvin and light-flyweight Carlo Paalam are also expected to vie for the golds after Abap president Ricky Vargas had told the team that losing would definitely be unacceptable.“Our president said there’s no excuse for failure. We gave all the things that the boxers needed plus the sufficient exposure,’’ said Picson during the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at the Golden Phoenix Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBautista and Fernandez captured gold medals in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.“We’re hoping that since everything is being done properly, our boxers and coaches will deliver,’’ said Picson. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes
NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, salutes the crowd after defeating Rafael Nadal, of Spain, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL, Canada—Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov stunned top seeded Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters tournament, spoiling the Spaniard’s chances of returning to world number one.The 18-year-old Shapovalov, who needed a wild card to get into the tournament, continued his giant killing form at the hardcourt tournament by rallying to beat Nadal in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Nadal would have returned to No. 1 in the world if he had defeated Shapovalov Thursday and Chung Hyeon or Adrian Mannarino on Friday. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NBA: Celtics to play 76ers in London NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 View comments
They were meant to hide the seamy side of the city during the Commonwealth Games. But 12 days before the biggest sporting extravaganza of recent times is set to kick off in Delhi, the colourful view cutters have been subject to vandalism.Despite the state government’s best efforts to drill better civic sense among the people, this incident shows there’s lot to be done on this front.Within a few days after the view cutters had been put up at the Ranjit Singh flyover near Barakhamba Road, they have been left torn and tattered by hooligans.The government and civic agencies in association with the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) had identified several sites central to hosting the Games where view cutters were put up to conceal the eyesores as well as for security reasons.A government official said one of the purposes to put up the view cutters was to screen the beggars who crowd major religious and historical landmarks.The plan is to relocate the destitute to parks and surround the place with slick banners and paraphernalia sporting Games mascot Shera and other logos, the official said.However, within a few days of their installation, view cutters have been damaged forcing OC officials to postpone putting them up at some places where it is not necessary at the moment.An official admitted there’s nothing anyone could do to stop hooligans from damaging the view cutters.View cutters have so far been installed at certain places on Africa Avenue, the slip road from National Highway- 24 to Noida Link Road at Akshardham flyover intersection and along jhuggies towards Ghaziabad just before the Nizamuddin bridge, Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg to Ranjit Singh flyover and outer and inner circle of Connaught Place.advertisementApart from the view cutters, pole pennants have also been installed at stretches on NH- 24 along the Delhi border, the 11 km stretch from Ashram to Dhaula Kuan flyover and near the Games Village flyover.
First Test win one of the greatest achievements: GavaskarFirst Test win one of the greatest achievements: Gavaskar
Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said India’s narrow one-wicket victory over Australia in the first cricket Test is one of the greatest sporting achievements of the country.”It has to be one of the greatest wins in Indian sports, not just in the Indian cricket. It is by far India’s narrowest win in the Test cricket,” Gavaskar said.VVS Laxman battled severe back-pain to single-handedly take India to a memorable and miraculous one-wicket victory over Australia with a gritty unbeaten 73 at Mohali on Tuesday.Gavaskar was all prise for the crucial 81-run partnership between Laxman and Ishant Sharma, which helped the hosts to inch closer to the 216-run victory target.”The way it was achieved, when most of the major batsmen were out and eight wickets were down and India needed about 80-90 runs still to win… the way that partnership took place and took India close, I think it is got to be the greatest win and among the greatest achievements in Indian sports,” Gavaskar told a news channel.Tuesday’s win sent the hosts one-up in the two-match series.
Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka wear crimson for mehendi ceremonyVivek Oberoi and Priyanka wear crimson for mehendi ceremony
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and his to-be bride Priyanka Alva both sported matching shades of crimson at their mehendi ceremony, which took place at a sprawling farm house here.The couple will tie the knot in a traditional ceremony tomorrow and celebrations are already afoot.Priyanka, a 28-year-old management graduate from London, was dressed in an orange ghagra choli for the mehendi ceremony which was attended by friends and relatives.Priyanka, daughter of former Karnataka Minister, late Jeevraj Alva, will tie the knot with 34-year-old Vivek tomorrow.Vivek, who arrived in Bangalore after a hectic schedule to promote his film Raktha Charitra, appeared relaxed and comfortable in his crimson apparel as he mixed with the invitees at the pre-wedding events.The afternoon lunch saw a spread of culinary delights from Italy, apart from some light refreshments, sources said.A part of the venue bustled with activity as chefs went about preparing the elaborate menu, a fusion of Punjabi and South Indian cuisine with some special dishes thrown in, for the party that will begin here late evening.Long white drapes, lush greenery, flowers and scented oils set the ambience for the evening.Guests, including close family members and relatives of the couples who arrived here and others set the festive mood for the wedding.Invitees would be treated to a performance by drummer Sivamani tonight.DJ Jasmeet is expected to add some punch to the event by belting out the latest numbers of Rakht Charitra and other Bollywood songs from Vivek’s films.advertisementTomorrow morning would see the marriage puja commencing at the Alva house before moving to the Chancery Pavilion, venue for the rest of events.The traditional haldi ceremony and chura ceremony would be followed by the the sehra bandhi and the milni and jaymala.The couple who will both sport designer Tarun Tahilani’s creations would be blessed at the ceremony by close family friends and relatives.Though the Bollywood turnout is not expected to be large tomorrow, there would be many of them at the reception at Mumbai on Oct 31.