Alab Pilipinas to get veteran boost from import Reggie Okosa

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Alab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.Reggie Okosa, a 6-foot-10 center who has vast experience playing overseas, is Alab Pilipinas’ other import in the coming Asean Basketball League season.Okosa has had stints in Korea, China, Japan, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico, but aside from his experience, new Alab coach Jimmy Alapag described Okosa as a versatile offensive player, who can score in variety of ways.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Alapag is banking on the two imports’ familiarity with each other to further build the team’s chemistry with the new season set on Nov. 17.Alab Pilipinas opens its campaign against defending champion Hong Kong on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena.The Philippines, which got swept by Singapore in last year’s semifinals, will also lean on the likes of reigning local MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and former PBA veteran Dondon Hontiveros.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:37Protesters 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH READ: Hontiveros returns to action, joins Alab Pilipinas“He’s a veteran. He’s played all over the world from the CBA to the KBL to the Japanese league, he and Ivan actually competed with each other in the KBL a few seasons ago,” Alapag told INQUIRER.net, referring to his other reinforcement Ivan Johnson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He gives us another inside presence. A guy who’s capable of stepping outside and make shots but can also play with his back to the basket.”READ: Team owner: Alab PH poses biggest threat to Hong Kong 5 reign Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Punch aimed at Lyon player by fan holding child at Everton

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Everton’s Ashley Williams celebrates after scoring during a Group E Europa League soccer match between Everton F.C. and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Thursday Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LIVERPOOL, England — Everton could face punishment from European soccer’s governing body after a fan holding a child appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player during a second-half melee at a Europa League game at Goodison Park.Everton captain Ashley Williams’ push on goalkeeper Anthony Lopes ignited a heated confrontation between several Everton and Lyon players which continued off the pitch and in front of the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nets’ Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters 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’ boss LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH While players continued to jostle in front of the fans, one Everton supporter, who was holding a child, appeared to push Lopes’ head and seemed to aim a punch in the direction of the goalkeeper and defender Mouctar Diakhaby. The Lyon players noticed that and shouted in his direction before the situation cooled down.Referee Rob van de Ven produced a yellow card for Williams and Lyon striker Bertrand Traore, with the former fortunate to perhaps escape further punishment having raised his hand in Lucas Tousart’s face.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s what happens. It’s football,” Williams told BT Sport television. “It’s high emotions. We want to win the game, they want to win the game and stuff happens. That was just one of those times.”Williams went on to head in an equalizer for Everton soon after but Traore gave Lyon a 2-1 win. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Nat’l team vet Norwood savoring every moment playing for PH

first_img“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years right? It’s just an honor to be a part of this team.”From being the greenhorn back in 2007, Norwood is now the elder statesman for Gilas Pilipinas as he bore witness to the highest of highs and lowest of lows.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 shutoutStill, the Rain or Shine swingman shared there’s no rush quite like representing the country in the international stage.And in his latest stint for Gilas, the 32-year-old Norwood showed why he’s still a vital piece, averaging 7.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in victories over Japan and Chinese Taipei in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 City Read Next Wrapping up Gilas’ first pair of games in the Asian qualifiers, Norwood was beaming with pride as he feels that this current crop of national team campaigners have a great chance in helping the team reach their quest of earning a ticket to the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.“The young guys are awesome. They bring a lot of energy to this team,” he beamed. “They are not just the future of Gilas but also the future of Philippine basketball.” LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Gabe Norwood. Photo from Fiba.comGabe Norwood admits that it feels like it was only yesterday when he first suited up for the Philippine national team.“It’s humbling, very humbling,” Norwood said, looking back to the day he first represented the country.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH His efforts did not go unnoticed as one of Gilas’ chief backers acknowledged his tireless efforts.Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas awarded Norwood with the Chooks-to-Go Loyalty Award moments after Gilas’ 90-83 win against Chinese Taipei on Monday in a thanksgiving dinner at Barrio Fiesta in Ali Mall.Allein Maliksi was also feted with the Sportsmanship Award for his commitment to the national team through the first leg of the Asian qualifiers.Surprised with the honor bestowed on him, Norwood said that he’s just treasuring every chance he gets to play for flag and country.“Time is undefeated so I’m just here, trying to enjoy every moment,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saguisag appeals for ‘trouble-free’ Game 2last_img read more

Players get chance to show skills to scouts in PBA D-League Showdown

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Though Marcial refused to go into details of the league’s plans, he hopes that the PBA D-League Showdown will motivate the players to perform at their best in the first conference of the eighth season.“I hope you all do your best,” he ended. High expectations for 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup staging in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Opening more doors for Filipino ballers, the PBA is set to stage the first PBA D-League Showdown later this year.Players suiting up in the ongoing 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup will have a chance to showcase their talents not just in front of PBA coaches but also scouts from all over the Southeast Asian region in a two-day event.ADVERTISEMENT “They will be watched not just by PBA coaches, but also coaches from other countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam who are getting Filipino imports in their regional leagues,” said PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial during the opening ceremonies at Ynares Sports Arena.The PBA D-League has been a stepping stone for the rookies seeking to make the jump to the pro league over the past seven years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe league, however, acknowledges that with only a few cracking the roster spots annually, the developmental league also aims to be avenue for other players to make a good impression and earn jobs overseas.Some players who have seen action in the D-League and are now making their mark in the regional scene are Paul Zamar in Thailand, AJ Mandani in Singapore, and Reil Cervantes in Indonesia. Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View commentslast_img read more

Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Why, yes he is.His father is drummer Alex Van Halen, the co-founder of the Hall of Fame rock band. Aric happened to find his rhythm on the track and certainly brings a rock star look with a sleeve of tattoos on his left arm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’s proud that I found something I’m good at and I love to do,” said Aric, who didn’t advance out of the first round of the steeplechase Friday night at the U.S. track and field championships. “It didn’t matter what it was. Making it to the Olympic trials last year was a huge accomplishment for me and for him to say, ‘My son went to the Olympic trials.’”Aric tried to follow a similar musical path as his father. He learned the violin, followed by the piano, drums, saxophone, guitar and back to the drums. 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 MOST READcenter_img What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire It wasn’t for him.“I was more of a sports guy,” said the 27-year-old who grew up in Los Angeles. “I needed to be a little more active. My attention span was never there.”At first, baseball was his passion. He was a middle infielder until track entered the picture. He ran the fitness mile as a seventh grader and finished in a blistering time of 5 minutes, 45 seconds.In high school, he switched full time to running and attended the University of Colorado, where he was turned into a steeplechaser, a 3,000-meter race that features jumping over barriers and running through water pits. The school is renowned for producing elite steeplechasers such as Jenny Simpson — now a 1,500 Olympic medalist — and Emma Coburn, who earned a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games.“Just something I wanted to do. It looked fun,” Aric said.ADVERTISEMENT This was a way of carving out his niche. His father has one of the most famous last names in rock history. It trails Aric wherever he goes. He embraces it. He even has a clever turn of phrase on his Twitter account — “Exercising with the Devil.”“I like (having this name). It’s cool,” he said. “And I don’t think it’s anything, because I don’t know any different.”Alex Van Halen helped form the band with his brother, Eddie, in the ’70s. They’ve had countless hits (“Jump,” ”Runnin’ With The Devil”), iconic album covers (1984) and legendary lead singers (David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.“My dad occasionally tells me stories, but I really don’t ask because when he wants to tell me, he can tell me,” Aric said. “He likes to play his cards close to his chest.”Aric’s not sure how much longer he wants to compete. His best steeplechase time is 8:32.92 in 2014. In contrast, Olympic silver medalist Evan Jager has a lifetime best of 8:00.45.He’s thinking of a career switch, maybe a move behind the camera. He was a freelance photographer/videographer for Colorado last fall and was in charge of the camera that fed images to the Jumbotron at football games. He had a front-row seat to the Buffaloes’ turnaround season as they finished 10-4 and captured the Pac-12 South.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers’ grand rebuilding plan Aric Van Halen jumps into the water during a heat of the first round of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—His favorite song is “Hot for Teacher.” His go-to selection on karaoke nights happens to be “Panama.”And whenever steeplechaser Aric Van Halen tells someone his name, he waits for the inevitable question: Are you related to THE Van Halens?ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

French Open champ Ostapenko on the rise again in WTA rankings

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games The top 10 remains unchanged as Wimbledon gets underway although third-placed Czech Karolina Pliskova, the winner at Eastbourne, is closing the gap on second-placed Simona Halep of Romania.WTA ranking: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 China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Angelique Kerber (GER) 7,035 ptsSimona Halep (ROM) 6,920Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6,855Serena Williams (USA) 4,810Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4,765Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,550Johanna Konta (GBR) 4,400Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,310Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4,010Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3,985Venus Williams (USA) 3,941Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,135Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3.110Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3.095Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,060Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2,831Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,580Madison Keys (USA) 2,523Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2,325Timea Bacsinsky (SUI) 1,873 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko celebrates after winning the second set against Britain’s Johanna Konta during their women’s singles third round tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on June 29, 2017. AFPSurprise French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko resumed her rise up the rankings to number 13 ahead of her Wimbledon opener on Monday.The Latvian who jumped 35 places last month to 12th spot following her shock triumph at Roland Garros, then slipped back to 14th place last month, is on the rise again after reaching the third round of the Eastbourne tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Dying at Wimbledon would have been acceptable—Bartolicenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Indians no longer wary of South African pitches: Dhoni

first_imgIndian cricketers are no longer wary of South African pitches after the Champions League Twenty20 tournament hosted here, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni told an Afrikaans daily.Dhoni, who spoke to the newspaper after beating local team Warriors in the final, said that pitches in South Africa are no longer alien in nature for the senior India players.”Most of our players played here during the second edition of IPL and now also in the Champions League Twenty20.”The experience of playing on these pitches has been invaluable,” Dhoni said. The Indians will be touring South Africa during the end of this year.The Indian players in the CSK ranks such as top-order batsmen Murali Vijay (294 runs) and Suresh Raina showed their mettle in the league games, as did spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 wickets.Dhoni described Ashwin as an “aggressive character” who is up for any challenge.”He is a very smart bowler who does not need much guidance and knows what is expected of him,” Dhoni said, adding that he believed Ashwin would be a key player in the South African tour.Despite winning the biggest prize in world cricket of 17 million rands, Dhoni said the victory on Sunday was tinged with sadness because some of the players would play for different teams during the next edition of IPL — courtesy fresh auctions.”After being together for three years, the core won’t remain the same as few of the players will play for different teams. That’s why we badly wanted to win this tournament.advertisementThat’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ having enjoyed playing together for the past three years,? Dhoni told the newspaper not forgetting to mention that Wanderers was very special for him as he led India to victory in the inaugural World T20 in 2007.last_img read more

French Open: Sania-Elena enter semi finals

first_imgSania Mirza and and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina shocked top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros on Monday.The seventh seeded Indo-Russian pair wrapped up the quarter-final in an hour and six minutes after blanking the Argentine-Italian duo in the first set. This is the first time that Sania has reached the women’s doubles semi-finals in a Grand Slam tournament.The quarter-final appearances in the 2007 US Open and 2008 Wimbledon were her best performances so far at the big stage. Sania and Vesnina take on the winners of the Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond – Victoria Azarenka & Maria Kirilenko clash in the semi-finals.Bopanna-Qureshi winIn men’s doubles, India’s Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ul-haq Qureshi of Pakistan advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Andrey Golubev and Denis Istomin.The fifth-seeded Indo-Pak pair downed the Kazak-Uzbek combination in an hour and nine minutes in the third round. It will be the third quarter-final appearance in the last four Grand Slams for Bopanna and Qureshi.They will take on top seeded American twins Mike and Bob Bryan, who defeated Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili and Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (6), 7-5 in their pre-quarterfinal.Bopanna and Qureshi had lost to the Bryan brothers in the US Open final last year. Bopanna is the only Indian surviving in the men’s doubles as the pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have made a shock second-round exit.It was more disappointment for Paes as his French Open campaign came to a halt when he and Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic bowed out of the mixed doubles. The seventh seeds went down 7-6 (3), 6-3 to top seeds Katarina Srebotnik Slovakia and Serb Nenad Zimonjic in an hour and 19 minutes.advertisementThe Srebotnik-Zimonjic combination will take on the winners of the quarter-final between Russian Nadia Petrova and Jamie Murray of Britain, and Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares Brazil.Second serve proved to the biggest weakness for Paes and Benesova they managed to win only per cent of points when they missed their first delivery. In contrast, Srebotnik and Zimonjic won 64 per cent points on their first serve, and 71 per cent with their second.The top seeds capitalised four of the six break point opportunities they got, while Paes and Benesova managed break serve three times from six chances.- With agency inputslast_img read more

Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks released on bail

first_imgFormer chief executive of News Corp’s British newspaper arm News International, Rebekah Brooks, was released on bail early on Monday morning after being questioned over the phone-hacking scandal.The British police had arrested Brooks, 43, as part of an investigation into the allegations of illegal voicemail interception and police bribery. Brooks had resigned over the allegations at News International’s News of the World tabloid, the paper she headed as its editor at the time some of the worst offences happened. She has, however, denied knowing about the hacking. The owner of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch, 80, his son James – the chairman of News International – and Brooks would be questioned by a British parliamentary committee on Tuesday. They are likely to face angry questions from politicians about suspicions that Britain’s parliament was misled over allegations of phone hacking by one of Murdoch’s newspapers. The 10-member panel of politicians on the culture, media and sport committee would focus on James Murdoch’s admission that parliament was misled over the hacking allegations. The Murdochs had initially declined to appear at the British parliamentary hearing, but later changed their minds amid escalating political and public condemnation of suspected media abuses at the News of the World. News International had previously pinned the blame for phone hacking crimes on a single rogue reporter who was convicted in 2007.last_img read more

Designers Gun For Gold: Here’s a look at why the 2012 Games are a fashion delight

first_imgIn 1948, London staged the XIVth Olympics, also known as the Austerity Olympics because of post-World War II rationing. The sporting headlines were dominated by Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four golds in athletics. On the sidelines, though, history of a different kind was being written. The magical meeting,In 1948, London staged the XIVth Olympics, also known as the Austerity Olympics because of post-World War II rationing. The sporting headlines were dominated by Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four golds in athletics. On the sidelines, though, history of a different kind was being written. The magical meeting between Rosita Jelmini and Ottavio Missoni was then viewed as just another Games romance-she was a shy 16-year-old daughter of an Italian shawl maker; he was a handsome 27-year-old Italian hurdler. They had discovered that in addition to their mutual love of sport, fashion featured high on their lust list. As fashion and love collided, they came together to form brand Missoni.Several decades later, the love affair between fashion and sport has morphed into a full-blown relationship, complete with whims, tantrums and doublespeak. So if you thought the Olympics was a sporting spectacle that purely played itself out on the track and field, think again. The 2012 London Games showcases fashion like never before. No longer are athletes satisfied with designing their own outfits, as Florence Griffith-Joyner once did to a stunned reception. Today, brands are a must on the tracks. After all, nothing screams patriotism louder than a designer label. Wear your support, and get ready to witness what Giorgio Armani describes as “the most fashionable Games ever.”Cedella Marley with Usain Bolt.JAMAICAN RUSHUsain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, will be sporting an outfit designed by Cedella Marley. Yes, the name rings a bell. The daughter of reggae god Bob, Cedella is behind the Jamaican team’s outfits. Complimenting the designerwear will be Puma shoes. The designs reflect the colours of the Caribbean, moving from yellow to green shades.advertisementDesigned by Cedella, the ‘military’ jackets for the Jamaican team are embroidered with a Bob Marley patch, accompanied by song lyrics on the back. Go Jamaica! STELLA FOR TEAM GBDesigner Stella McCartney has been one busy woman. How do you give a creative twist to an outfit that screams utility and comfort? Lycra is not the most fetching material to work with, but the designer has managed to give Team GB a fashion headstart at the Games. The Union Jack, redrawn in two shades of blue, which is the centrepiece of the British team’s official kit, has been disapproved by many fans for McCartney having largely jettisoned the trademark flag-red from her design. She has also created an Olympic Village-wear collection for participants to wear off the field, and for fans to buy. The red of the Union Jack has been used as trimming on many of the 590 individual articles created for Team GB by Adidas. River Island has also joined forces with Adidas to create a Team GB sportswear collection for both men and women, which is decked in red, white and blue, save for some cropped vests with metallic prints; hoodies with Union Jack motifs; and dresses with lion detailing.The Union Jack and its colours are predominant references in the designerwear for Team GB, with prices starting at 16 (Rs 1,400).RALPH ALL THE WAYThe US team has fashion icon Ralph Lauren as their outfitter. The Ralph Lauren 2012 Olympic Collection features reissued heritage pieces from the 1930s and 1940s, including fleece warm-ups, a cricket-collar shirt and sweatshirts with USA appliqus featuring an updated 1948 crest. The colour palette matches the countrys flagred, white and blue. In addition, newsboy caps are making quite a statement this Olympic season.Trust the US to take patriotic fervour to extremes.Angered at uniforms being made in China,Senator Bernie Sanders said: “When millions are unemployed in the US, why arent our Olympic uniforms being made here?”THE ITALIAN JOBItalian athletes are being clothed, naturally, by Giorgio Armani. Designed by his EA7 Emporio Armani sportswear label, the collection features 50 pieces of clothing and add-ons. The palette is white and midnight blue, the country’s competitive colours. To add a swatch of patriotic fervour, inside each garment are words from the Italian national anthem.Every Italian athlete will be issued a set of Armani luggage, with an asymmetrically-zipped tracksuit to wear on the podium, warm-up kit,shorts,trousers,shirts,shoes and tees.AZERI FASHION BIASThe Republic of Azerbaijan has certainly marked a spot for itself on the global fashion map. Having roped in European luxury brand Ermanno Scervino as their official Olympics outfitter, the countrys competitors are all set to make a statement on D-Day. Scervino has designed both formal and casual apparel for the athletes, to be worn by them both on and off the field. Flaunting the colours of the Azeri flag, the kit blends the blue, red and green shades with the crescent moon and eight-point star, symbols of the republics flag, and adds to them a touch of designer signature vibe. The uniform has a strong-shouldered, notch-lapel navy blue jacket of heavy stretch cotton, with white chino trousers for men and white pencil skirts for women.advertisementlast_img read more

I want more Indians to challenge China: Saina

first_imgThe lone Indian to challenge the Chinese domination in badminton, Saina Nehwal, is hoping that her London Olympics bronze medal will inspire at least half a dozen more to join her at the top level and be a threat to the traditional powerhouse.”I want more players to come from India because I want to make it like China where you have 5-6 players dominating and I want something like that in India as well. Sometimes we are playing against 11 Chinese, they have to come up with one strategy but I have to come up with so many,” Saina told PTI in an interview.The 22-year-old earned India its first Olympic medal in badminton when she clinched the bronze at the Wembley Arena in London last week.But her shocking quarterfinal defeat in her maiden appearance at the mega-event in Beijing four years ago, still rankles Saina.”I am very happy that I won a medal but I can’t forget that match (Beijing). It is very difficult to forget that because I could have reached the semifinals in my first attempt and I lost it. Losing in Beijing was disheartening, it was an easy match but I made it difficult,” Saina told PTI today.Saina had lost in the quarterfinal of the Beijing Games despite enjoying an 11-3 lead against Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti. But she made up for that when she was adjudged winner after a knee injury forced world number two Xin Wang of China to forfeit her bronze medal play-off match.advertisementAsked about the transition she went through in these four years, Saina said, “I don’t take pressure now because I have played so many tournaments. I have also matured as a player, not to give up easily and fight for each point. Before I used to feel pressure but now I am very much Okay with it.””I was not going in a very good phase during the India Open and ABC last year but I won the Thailand Open and Indonesia Open, so if I would not have got over the pressure, I would not have won these title, so I am okay with it now,” Saina added.Saina said ever since she took to the sport, he only aim was to get an Olympic medal.”I wanted to win an Olympic medal at the age of nine. I wanted the feeling of podium, the medal and finally when I got the medal round the neck, I was on the podium and everything was going like I wanted. It was extremely emotional. I started thinking about the last 13 years of my hard work and I started crying,” she said.Asked if she is already thinking about the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Saina said: “Rio is still not on my mind, four years is too far off. I am just thinking about the coming tournaments in the next few months. I have to make myself more fitter and stronger.”It is obviously a dream to play next Olympics. It is not easy to be at the top. I hope that I would be in good shape in the next few years,” she said.Rather, she is more focussed on her immediate targets.”My immediate targets are China and Japan, but let’s see when and how I start training and if I am able to compete, I will give it a try. Hong Kong and Super Series Final are also there but let’s see,” she said.Such has been Saina’s urge to triumph in the Olympics, that the thought of winning the prestigious All England and World Championship never crossed her mind.”My dream was only to win an Olympic medal. It was never All England or World Championship. If God gives me these two titles, I will be very grateful. But that was never in my mind. I want to do well in each and every tournament,” she said. Saina admitted that she endured self-doubt, which she eventually overcame.”It comes to your mind (fear of losing). Sometimes when you lose a match, you feel my God I have lost the match why should I play. But it is okay, it is part of the sport,” she said.”Sometimes you feel why do you have to train harder and why do you put more effort. It is natural. But I did overcome that and I have such a great system and support around me. I am very lucky to have such a great team around me,” she said.advertisementlast_img read more

Alex Cabagnot to miss few San Miguel games as he recovers from surgery

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot suffered a broken nose in December of 2016 after getting hit by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in an accidental collision.“I have to get clearance from the surgeon, every two weeks they have to see if it’s healing correctly because they have to observe it,” said Cabagnot after San Miguel’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Clubhouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I have to wear a mask for the first three months and we’re going to go from there. Hopefully I can help expedite the healing process, God willing.”Cabagnot added that he was supposed to have surgery on his nose when San Miguel got eliminated in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals in November but he had to postpone it because of his commitments. ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane to focus on Australian Open Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel will start its bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup with a shorthanded starting five.Point guard Alex Cabagnot is set to sit out the Beermen’s first few games of the PBA 2019 season to allow his broken nose to get a full recovery after getting surgery in December.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The 36-year-old point guard is an assistant coach with University of the Philippines in the UAAP and was also part of Gilas Pilipinas that competed in the last leg of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.And these delays were what caused minor complications on the injury.“I want to play but it’s like a freshly broken nose,” said Cabagnot. “It’s freshly re-fixed from before. The procedure took longer than expected because it has been two years since it happened so there’s calcium buildup and a bone has formed that deviated in a way.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Prakash Javadekar files Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Madhya Pradesh

first_imgUnion minister Prakash Javadekar filing his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Photo:PTIUnion Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha (RS) from Madhya Pradesh, for which voting will take place on June 19. He is all set to become Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh.Currently, he is not a member of Parliament.   Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Forests and Environment (Independent Charge), Javadekar is going to be the second outsider from the state who will go the Upper House of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh. Before him, senior journalist Chandhan Mitra who has no connection with state went to the Rajya Sabha from MP.Javadekar who has been born and brought up in Pune, filed papers for the seat which fell vacant after Upper House member Faggan Singh Kulaste got elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Mandla parliamentary seat.Javadekar filed two sets on nomination papers before election returning officer B D Israni, which were proposed by Madhya Pradesh Ministers Narottam Mishra, Sartaj Singh and Gaurishanker Shejwar, among others.Reacalling his connections with Madhya Pradesh, the Minister said he had frequented the state when he was the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha Chief.Before Javadekar, Mitra, who was born and brought up in West Bengal and settled in Delhi bagged his second Rajya Ssabha term from MP in 2010.Madhya Pradesh has 11 Rajya Sabha seats. Currently, the Upper House members from the state are Digvijaya Singh, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, Vijayalaxmi Sadhu from Congress and Union Ministers Najma Heptullah, Thavar Chandra Gehlot, besides Prabhat Jha, Satyanarayan Jatia, Anil Madhav Dave, Kaptan Singh Solanki and Mitra from BJP.  advertisementlast_img read more

Mahela Jayawardene joins Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara on 34 Test tons

first_imgMahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century against South Africa to match the record of Gavaskar and LaraMahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305-5 on day one of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a flat pitch at Sinhalese Sports Club and raised his 11th test century at the venue – the most by any batsman at one venue.Dale Steyn (2-55) had Sri Lanka reeling at 16-2 when he snared wickets off successive deliveries before Jayawardene put on 99 for the third wicket with Kaushal Silva (44), and another 131 with captain Angelo Mathews, who scored 63.Jayawardene, who will retire from Test cricket next month, showed brilliant form at his favorite venue as Sri Lanka bid to level the two-match series after losing the first test at Galle.Earlier, Mathews won the toss but a charged-up Steyn had early success when Upul Tharanga couldn’t get his glove out of the way while attempting to leave a short ball and very next ball Kumar Sangakkara top edged an easy catch off another short delivery.But Jayawardene and Silva combined for an attractive stand at a healthy run-rate before J.P. Duminy (2-58) had Silva caught by A.B. de Villiers in the slips in the last over before lunch.South Africa could have removed Silva while he was on 10, soon after Steyn’s double strike, but Alviro Petersen missed a catch at third slip off fast bowler Vernon Philander.advertisementJayawardene completed his 49th test half century off 58 balls and continued to dominate the bowlers after lunch – especially legspinner Imran Tahir. He completed his century by sweeping a full toss of Dean Elgar in the last over before tea and ran for two.Mathews completed his half century off 100 balls soon after the break before Duminy broke the stand when Mathews tried to cut the spinner but got a faint edge to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.Morne Morkel finally had his lone success of the day when nervy looking Kithuruwan Vithanage (13) fended at a short pitched delivery and got the shoulder of the bat to de Villiers in the slips.Sri Lanka made three changes to its lineup and brought in Dickwella, replacing Dinesh Chandimal, while another youngster Vithanage came in place of Lahiru Thirimanne.Ajantha Mendis replaced injured fast bowler Shaminda Eranga as Sri Lanka expected the pitch would aid three spinners.South Africa kept faith in its three fast bowlers – Steyn, Philander and Morkel – with Tahir its specialist legspinner.last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra steals the show in Mary Kom

first_imgThere sure is something about Mary Kom. What a pity you can’t say the same thing about Mary Kom. The biopic, starring Priyanka Chopra as the five-time world champion and Olympic medallist Indian boxer, is among the opening night offerings at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, with the Bollywood star in attendance for the screening, which is also the film’s world premiere.Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, traces the story of the Indian boxing heroine from childhood to herfourth world championship title in Ningbo, China. It’s a remarkablestory, almost tailor-made for the big screen, complete with courage,persistence, determination, adversity and a stunning comeback followingmotherhood. Throw in moments of tenderness and frenetic boxing action,and the script should have virtually written itself.Priyanka is left to carry the film almost entirely on her super-fit frame and she obliges with a knockout performance. Instead, Chopra is left to carry the film almost entirely on her super-fit frame, and she obliges with a knockout performance. The lack of physical resemblance between the real Mary Kom and the actress is inconsequential as Chopra gets completely into her role. She transitions effortlessly and convincingly from a schoolgirl in pigtails to a battle-hardened mother of twins, hungry to get back into the ring. And in the ring and in training, she looks like the real thing.Chopra is ably supported by Darshan Kumaar, who plays her footballer husband and supportive anchor Onler. But many others are weighed down by awkwardly scripted situations and weak lines, some of them so corny and old-fashioned that the 1980s are calling to ask for their cliches back. The director seems more capable than a Mary Kom left hook at battering any trace of understatement, subtlety or nuance into submission.advertisementA scene where the boxer narrates to a journalist the challenges she and her fellow athletes face and the lack of support from sports officials, stands out – not in a good way, looking forced.Ditto for an episode where some of Kom’s teammates accuse a boxing federation official of sexual harassment – this is too serious to be just a dramatic device, yet he apparently redeems himself simply by cheering Kom in the final bout of the film.If the film touches your heart despite all its flaws, it’s thanks to Chopra’s acting chops and stunning stunts, and of course, the inspiring real-life triumph of a girl from rural Manipur. The music is catchy and the locations showing Manipur, and later, Manali, where Kom goes for her grueling post-pregnancy training, are eye candy. It’s ironic that the film opens with what seem like dozens of “brand partners” flashing across the screen, and yet apparently few were interested in supporting the real Mary Kom, who is shown struggling to earn money even after winning three world titles.Mary Kom ends with a slide referring to the boxer’s dream of winning gold for India at the 2016 Olympics – more proof that this remarkable woman refuses to settle even for perfection.Nor, going by her winning performance in this film, does Chopra, for much less. Why, then, should the audience?last_img read more

Roger Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The two other seeds in action beside Federer lost.Nikolaz Basilashvili, the highest-ranked Georgian in ATP history at No. 19, upset fourth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 6-1, and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany spoiled seventh-seeded Milos Raonic’s Dubai debut 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.Basilashvili will play for a spot in the quarterfinals against defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who beat Indian wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT But Kohlschreiber forced a third set between them for only the third time. In that set, Federer forced an error to break for 2-0 and held, and cruised home.“(My thinking was to) just somehow get through. Somehow try not to lose,” Federer said. “I’m very pleased I was able to find a way. I actually played a really good third set, I thought.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFederer won his 99th tour title in October in Basel, and his bid for the 100th has ended so far in two semifinals, then the fourth round of the Australian Open.Next up for him is Fernando Verdasco, the 2017 Dubai runner-up to Andy Murray. Verdasco beat Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.Federer entered the first-round match with a 13-0 record against the German, and broke in the first game to run through the first set.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war World-bound Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Hidilyn Diaz wins silver in Asian Weightlifting Championships

first_imgFILE — Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines celebrate at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAMANILA, Philippines— Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz moved up to a heavier weight class and still ended up on the medal podium.The Filipino weightlifting heroine carried 94 kilograms in the snatch and followed it up with a 115 lift in the clean and jerk for a 209-kg total to claim the silver medal late Monday in the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo, China. ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Rafael Nadal to face 63rd-ranked Leonardo Mayer in Barcelona Open The continental meet is a qualifier to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, allowing Diaz to successfully position herself for an unparalleled fourth straight stint in the Olympics.The Asian Games gold medalist in the 53kg moved up to the 55kg class after Diaz’s weight category was scrapped.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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Unlikely names’ put ‘ouster matrix’ in doubt – Lacson PLAY LIST 02:21‘Unlikely names’ put ‘ouster matrix’ in doubt – Lacson00:35Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first gold medal in 2018 Asian Games01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wary of Mercedes’ Vulnerability in Title Run-in at Russian GP

first_imgSochi: Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will venture into this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix with a rare sense of vulnerability after suffering three successive defeats by Ferrari ahead of a race they have dominated for five years.Defending five-time champion Hamilton should have every reason to feel confident – he has won three times at the former Olympic Park venue, including last year, and Mercedes have won every contest since 2014. But after seeing Charles Leclerc triumph in Belgium and Italy and Sebastian Vettel win in last Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, he knows Ferrari have the car performance and the power to end the Silver Arrows’ supremacy by the Black Sea.And, more than that, he also knows that his own team-mate Valtteri Bottas has a sense of unfinished business to attend to at one of his favourite circuits where, irked by finishing second last weekend, Leclerc has extra motivation to succeed.For Hamilton, what was once seen as a comfortable run-in to his sixth drivers’ title now looks to be a perilous prospect.”These next races are going to be tough,” admitted Hamilton. “If anyone feels relaxed they need talking to because we should all be feeling the pain in our team. I think I am a realist so I see the situation we are in – and Ferrari have come up with some sort of upgrade that’s given them a massive boost and something like 20 or 30 points.”Clearly, their car works everywhere now so it’s going to be very hard to beat them, particularly as they are so fast on the straights. At the moment, they are delivering better than us so we have to get back together, work hard and move forwards.”Hamilton may lead the title race by 65 points ahead of Bottas, but he has not had two successive wins since the French Grand Prix in June and knows the Finn, in Sochi, will be a tough rival if the team allow him.UNFINISHED BUSINESS”I’ve got unfinished business in Sochi,” said Bottas. “It has normally been a good track for me and I need to make sure it will be again.”Last year, Bottas was heading to victory until Mercedes asked him to let Hamilton through to win, a decision that irked him, just as Ferrari’s use of the under-cut for Vettel did the same to Leclerc in Singapore.The Monegasque was initially furious, but calmed down after the race to adopt a more diplomatic tone ahead of Sochi.”I think we were surprised by how powerful the under-cut was,” he said. “It was very frustrating for me in the car, but out of the car I understand the situation a lot more and I’m happy for the team, and for Seb. He deserved it.”Now I move forward. Sometimes it goes that way. It’s life. I will bounce back stronger and arriving in Russia after three wins with the team, three positive weekends, feels great.”Much will depend on how Ferrari’s updated car, with a heavily-revised front end, behaves at the demanding Sochi circuit, with several inviting straights, where Vettel has been the only non-Mercedes driver to claim pole in 2017.”Two years ago, in fact, Ferrari locked out the front row,” said four-time champion Vettel, whose Singapore success was his first in 13 months. “But we really want the full satisfaction of taking the last step and winning the race.”Max Verstappen of Red Bull, third behind the two Ferraris last Sunday, may also be a contender to win as he relishes the return to a circuit that could suit his car. “There are more overtaking opportunities and so I am looking forward to it,” he said. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ferariformula onelewis hamiltonmercedes First Published: September 26, 2019, 8:52 AM ISTlast_img read more

Anas Edathodika to Return to India for Family Emergency Ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

first_imgIndian defender Anas Edathodika is set to fly back home from Dubai on Tuesday night ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers for a family emergency, AIFF announced through social media.Anas was with the Indian team in Dubai before they are to leave for Dushanbe and Muscat for FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Afghanistan and Oman, respectively. While AIFF’s social media announcement did not mention the family emergency, the news is floating that the Indian defender’s mother Khadeeja has passed away in Malappuram.Due to an emergency situation in family, @anasedathodika is scheduled to fly back from Dubai to his home tonight.#BackTheBlue 💙 #IndianFootball ⚽ #BlueTigers 🐯— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) November 12, 2019 India already do not have Sandesh Jhingan in the squad after he underwent a knee surgery earlier this month post the injury in a friendly against NorthEast United FC ahead of India’s World Cup qualifier vs Bangladesh.Also, it is not yet known if Adil Khan is fully fit since he did not play the last two games for his Indian Super League franchise Hyderabad FC.After a training session in Dubai on Tuesday, Sunil Chhetri said “converting chances” was an area where the team needs to work more. India had a slew of chances against Bangladesh and all of them they wasted except for the 88th minute header from Adil Khan.”We are creating chances. But that is not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending. We have missed against Bangladesh and we need to pull up our socks against Afghanistan.””At the end of the day, if we can do better on the pitch, we’ll be happier,” Chhetri said. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Anas EdathodikaFIFA 2022 World Cup QualifiersfootballIndia First Published: November 13, 2019, 12:02 AM ISTlast_img read more

Sharp shooter Harvinder Singh takes gold in archery at Asian Para Games

first_imgAdvertisementIndia continued its magnificent form in the ongoing Asian Para Games after sharpshooter Harvinder Singh gave India another gold medal.Harvinder Singh took India’s gold tally at the Asian Para Games to 7Harvinder Singh etched his name into the glory books after overcoming China’s Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final. In case you don’t know, the W2 category comprises athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring a wheelchair. Meanwhile, the ST classification is for archers with restricted impairment and who may take aim without adhering to a wheelchair.Harvinder has his eyes set on the World Archery Para Championships which will take place from 3rd June to 16th June 2019 in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.India is currently sitting eight on the medal table with 7 gold, 12 silver, and 17 bronze medals. China is leading the pack with 95 gold, 40 silver, and 38 bronze medals, and are closely followed by South Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran at the second and third position respectively.We here at Sportsindiashow wish Harvinder and rest of the athletes participating at the Asian Para Games best of luck for the ongoing games and their future endeavors.Advertisementlast_img read more