Ahanmisi powers Akari-Adamson in thrilling win over Marinerong Pilipino

first_imgPBA IMAGESJerrick Ahanmisi saved his best for last as he steered Akari-Adamson to a huge 80-75 come-from-behind victory over Marinerong Pilipino Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Fil-Nigerian guard had the crucial steal and go-ahead assist to Simon Camacho’s and-one play with 10.9 ticks to play before sealing the victory with two freebies .ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises No more limit on lending of PBA players to Gilas, says new commissioner Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 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 Ahanmisi, the younger brother of Rain or Shine playmaker Maverick, pumped life into Akari-Adamson, which was  behind by 10, 21-31, early in the game as he shot 4-of-8 from downtown to end up with 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists.Sean Manganti added 13 markers, three boards, two assists, and two blocks, while Jerom Lastimosa had nine points in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I don’t know if they underestimated us because we’re a college team, but we’re here to prove something and show that we can compete,” said coach Franz Pumaren of the conference-opening win.The Falcons were able to weather the early drought after going 8-of-18 from beyond the arc. Renzo Subido still tried to tie the game at 78 in the waning seconds, but his triple went way short.Billy Robles topped Marinerong Pilipino (1-1) with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks, while Kyle Toth shot a perfect 3-of-3 from threes to wound up with 11 markers and four boards in the loss.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 80 — Ahanmisi 23, Manganti 13, Lastimosa 9, Catapusan 8, Mojica 7, Hill 6, Buenaventura 4, Sarr 4, Camacho 3, Longalong 3, Bernardo 0, Lojera 0, Macion 0,MARINERONG PILIPINO 75 — Robles 13, Toth 11, Subido 9, Terso 9, Paredes 8, Tratter 8, Ayonayon 4, Banal 4, Babilonia 3, Lopez 2, Pasaol 2, Tolentino 2, Iñigo 0, Olivares.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Quarters: 19-26, 42-48, 63-65, 80-75.last_img read more

Federer, Djokovic wonder if Wimbledon courts can improve

first_imgRobredo: 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Federer followed Djokovic on Centre Court and described it as “a tad slippery” after losing his footing during one point in a victory over Mischa Zverev, who also took a tumble.“But I didn’t feel like it was unsafe,” said Federer, who has won seven of his record 18 major titles at Wimbledon. “Maybe you don’t want players to feel that way, because the moment you become scared of moving properly, it’s really difficult to play, I must admit. The last thing we want to see is horrible injuries.”Some players voiced concerns about the court conditions over the opening week, including Kristina Mladenovic of France and Alison Riske of the United States, who each fell early during their second-round match on Court 18 on Thursday.Riske, who won the match, said afterward that the dirt “is like ice.”Measurements taken throughout Wimbledon’s first week show the grass courts are as healthy as they have been in recent years, according to Neil Stubley, the head of courts and horticulture at the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT 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’ ‘Thank you’: Chris Bosh writes an open letter to Miami Roger Federer and his opponent slipped during their third-round match.The two past champions are wondering what sort of work can be done on the middle Sunday, when there is no competition, so the court conditions improve when action resumes with all 16 fourth-round singles matches scheduled for Monday.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“The first two matches I didn’t see any significant difference. But I was hearing a lot of comments from the other players. They were complaining. Especially on the outside courts,” Djokovic said after beating Ernests Gulbis in straight sets at Centre Court on Saturday.“Today, I could see there is a difference in grass, in (the) turf itself. It was a bit softer, I would say, especially around a couple of feet inside and outside, around the baseline area,” said Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club. “I haven’t had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest. I mean, the courts are always perfect here.” “We looked at the baselines and the areas that they thought there was an issue,” Stubley said. “We didn’t feel there was. The Grand Slam supervisor and assistant referee didn’t believe that there was either. When you look at the comparisons of other courts … they were in or around the same condition as the other courts.”Very little rain has fallen over the first six days of the tournament, which Stubley said led to more wear on the courts.Still, although he acknowledged the courts are under stress, he said there’s “not a doubt” they will hold up throughout Wimbledon’s second week.“Because we have daily monitoring, we can keep a very tight rein on everything,” he said. “It never gets to the point where it’s ever going to get away from us because we’re on top of it every single day.”Still, Djokovic was sure that something wasn’t quite the same as in the past.“I’m sure they know what they’re doing. They know their job the best in the world. But you can see that there is a slight difference in the quality of the grass,” he said. “This year seems like it’s a bit softer.”Noted Federer: “They have time to figure out how they’re going to prep (the courts) for Monday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns to Germany’s Mischa Zverev during their Men’s Singles Match on day six at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — With a week still to go, Wimbledon’s grass courts already are not the lush lawns players — and TV viewers — are accustomed to seeing early in the tournament.Novak Djokovic noticed the ball bouncing differently in some patches.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View commentslast_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas routs Iraq, stays unscathed in Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgNGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 84 – Romeo 17, Standhardinger 16, Cruz 11, Pogoy 9, Norwood 8, Wright 8, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 4, Abueva 3, Almazan 2, Castro William 1.IRAQ 68 – Galloway 23, Hamzah 12, Al-Khafaji 8, Ismael 6, Hamad 5, Hameed 5, Abdullah 3, Dhafer 2, Talib 2, Algburi 2, Aljuboori 0, Alazawi 0.Quarters: 17-19, 32-31, 60-40, 84-68.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next At 2-0, Gilas has now earned the top seed in Group B and can formalize its automatic quarterfinals berth with a win against Qatar on Sunday.The Philippines bucked a poor start, where Iraq imposed its size advantage to gain control of the first half, before solving the puzzle after the break and pulling away to a lead as high as 23, 64-41, courtesy of a Raymond Almazan dunk with 8:35 remaining.READ: PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 For the second straight game, Gilas also continued to catch fire from beyond the arc, shooting 12-of-29 from three to negate the Iraqis’ presence down low.Naturalized import Kevin Galloway was stifled in the second half as he topped Iraq with 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comChristian Standhardinger sparked the decisive third quarter blast as Gilas Pilipinas blew out Iraq, 84-68, to stay unbeaten in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Friday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.The Fil-German big man dropped 12 of his 16 points in the third frame, on top of his seven rebounds, to help the Philippines break away from a tight 32-31 lead at halftime to a commanding 60-39 spread late in the period.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaTerrence Romeo, who starred in Gilas’ 96-87 win over China, also fired 17 markers, 11 coming in the third frame where Gilas outscored the Iraqis, 28-9. He also had four assists and two boards.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 starsCarl Bryan Cruz also went on a perfect 3-of-3 clip from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points and two rebounds, Roger Pogoy added nine markers and two boards, and Gabe Norwood had eight points and seven rebounds in the decisive victory.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid  Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant called off, sacked staff taken back

first_imgThe 13-day strike at the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India’s (MSI) Manesar plant in Gurgaon was called off late on Thursday night following a deal brokered by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda between the workers and the management.As part of the deal, MSI will reinstate all the sacked 11 workers and take a lenient approach on enforcing no-work-no- pay rule of eight day’s salary cut for every single day of the strike.On the other hand, the worker’s have conceded to the management’s demand of not allowing the formation of a second union in the company.”Agreement has been signed and workers have decided to call off the strike. They will resume work from Friday”, Haryana Labour Secretary Sarban Singh said.He said the company has decided to reinstate all the 11 sacked employees and a disciplinary inquiry will be initiated against them.-With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Vijay Kumar- who is he?

first_imgBefore Friday, when he won the coveted Olympic medal, clinching silver in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, the armyman from a small town in Himachal Pradesh had won two World Cup silver medals in the 10m air pistol event, one each in 2009 and 2011.He also won two bronze medals at the 2010 Asian Games and three gold and one silver medal at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games. All coming in the 10m air pistol event – his primary event.On Thursday, Vijay was in hot pursuit finishing fifth in the qualification stage 1 of the event. He ended with a score of 293/300 (99, 96, 98) with the leader Alexei K Limov of Russia getting 294.On Friday, Limov got eliminated, while Vijay ended with a final score of 28. The gold went to Cuban Leuris Pupo, who equalled the world record of 34. Chinese Feng Ding won the bronze.Vijay Kumar is serving as a subedar in the Indian Army.last_img read more

Honda to raise prices of its three models up to 2.6 percent

first_imgHonda Cars India said it would raise the prices of its three models Brio, Jazz and City by up to 2.6 per cent with effect from October 1, mainly due to rising input costs.”The prices have been revised due to rising input costs, inflationary pressures and increase in freight as a result of increase in diesel prices,” the company said in a statement on Monday.The small car Brio is now priced between Rs 4.05 lakh and Rs 5.23 lakh.The premium compact car Jazz is offered at Rs 5.85-6.41 lakh. The company now sells its flagship sedan City at Rs 7.25-10.46 lakh.All the prices are as per Honda Cars Indias official website and are for ex-showroom, Delhi.It may be noted that the price of small car Brio will increase by just Rs 1,000, of premium hatchback Jazz by Rs 15,000 and price of City sedan will go up by Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000. The prices of sedans Civic, Accord and sports utility vehicle, ‘CRV’, remains unchanged.Honda will reportedly be launching an automatic version of Brio and CNG version of City to woo the buyers during the festive season.According to reports, the passenger vehicle sales grew 7.42 per cent to 10,49,961 in the first five months of this fiscal, with passenger car growth remaining almost flat in the same period.With PTI inputslast_img read more

Mavs great Dirk Nowitzki set to make 21st season debut vs Suns

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The 40-year-old had been tied at 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers after the 2015-16 season.Nowitzki had surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle last April, and the timing was to make sure he would be ready at the start of his record-setting season. But the 7-foot German had a setback before training camp, with tendon soreness forcing him to continue rehabbing the injury and missing the first 26 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks warms up on the sidelines during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX — Dirk Nowitzki was active for Dallas’ game against Phoenix on Thursday night, prepared to belatedly begin his record-setting 21st season with the Mavericks.No other NBA player has played that many seasons with the same team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep honored by ITF as World Champions SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

Rams-Patriots will be the 8th Super Bowl rematch

first_imgPittsburgh and Dallas have met three times. Pittsburgh won the first rematch, a 35-31 thriller in Super Bowl 13. Then, 17 years later, Dallas defeated the Steelers 27-17.Other rematches:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges—Redskins 27, Dolphins 17 in Super Bowl 17; a rematch of Miami’s perfection-capping victory in Super Bowl 7.—Giants 21, Patriots 17 in Super Bowl 46; a rematch of New York’s win, which spoiled New England’s run at an undefeated season, four years earlier. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants —Cowboys 30, Bills 13 in Super Bowl 38; a rematch of Dallas’ crushing of the Bills the previous year.—Eagles 41, Patriots 33 in Super Bowl 52; a rematch of New England’s win in Super Bowl 39.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) stretches during practice for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the New England Patriots, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Today’s game between the Rams and Patriots marks the eighth rematch in Super Bowl history.Good news for the Patriots: The team that won the previous matchup is 4-3. New England defeated the Rams, then in St. Louis, 20-17 back in 2002.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Pakistan: In the shadow of soldiers

first_imgSupporters at a rally held by Imran Khan in Islamabad. ReutersAlmost 15 years ago, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted in a dramatic military coup. In the vicious cycle of dj vu politics the country has become notorious for, that fear has returned to haunt Sharif. The generals, it,Supporters at a rally held by Imran Khan in Islamabad. ReutersAlmost 15 years ago, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted in a dramatic military coup. In the vicious cycle of dj vu politics the country has become notorious for, that fear has returned to haunt Sharif. The generals, it seems, are in the process of destabilising a thrice-elected prime minister, if not stage yet another coup and grab power.But this time around, their nefarious designs are not being executed by the men in uniform. Instead, it is being done through the muftis widely believed to be sponsored by General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi. Over the last few weeks, two groups of protesters have been camping out in the capital Islamabad demanding that Sharif should step down. Since August 14-Pakistan’s 68th independence day- tens of thousands of people, most of them youngsters, have descended on Islamabad to listen to the daily calls of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan for Sharif to resign.”You must get rid of these oppressors, otherwise they will keep humiliating you as slaves,” Khan, the former playboy who led Pakistan to its only cricket World Cup victory in 1992, appeals to his supporters gathered in front of Parliament House. As Khan takes a pause, the jubilant girls and boys shout, “Go Nawaz go”, and sing and dance to the tune of patriotic and Sufi songs. Shortly afterwards, and just a few yards away, firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri stands on a bullet-and-bomb-proof container to address a separate crowd. “We will not go home till these corrupt rulers step down,” he tells the crowd made up of followers of the Sufi branch of Islam.advertisementNawaz Sharif during a meeting with army chief General Raheel Sharif.To intensify pressure on him, the two opponents of Sharif have now merged their rallies and address the protesters from the same rostrum. This came after the parliament threw its weight behind Sharif and urged him to defy calls from Khan and Qadri. Khan has been complaining of massive vote rigging in last year’s elections in which his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf stood third behind Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League and Asif Ali Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party. But he hardened his position recently and started demanding the resignation of Sharif after his government failed to order a probe into the rigging allegations.Separately, Qadri has been demanding drastic reform of election rules to end what he says is the monopoly of a handful of families, including Sharif’s, on politics. He now also wants Sharif and his brother, Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province and political nerve centre, to be shown the door after 14 of his supporters were killed in clashes with police in Lahore in June, just days before he returned from his adopted country, Canada. The crisis has paralysed the government. Since the unrest erupted, the embattled Sharif and his ministers have been running from pillar to post to save their 14-month government.Political stability is a rare commodity in Pakistan and the military has been in power for most of its 67-year history. Even when the generals were not in power, they meddled in policies to undermine civilian governments and maintain their sway on key security and foreign policies.Nawaz Sharif during a meeting with army chief General Raheel Sharif.This time too the army is the usual suspect and many Pakistanis believe the generals are manoeuvring the protesting leaders to check Sharif’s increasing efforts to assert civilian authority. Such doubts were reinforced when the estranged President of Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Javed Hashmi, revealed that Khan has been telling his top aides that the army and its powerful spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), are supporting him in his standoff with Sharif. “I don’t know who planned this (protest). Only the planners would know but the names of the army and ISI are being brought into disrepute,” Hashmi said on August 31. The army has denied the claim.The government initially asked the military to act as a facilitator to end the crisis but the army apparently backed off after the opposition slammed the government that such a role would once again formalise a role in politics for the generals. “We respect the army but we don’t like it to interfere in politics. It’s not their job,” said Zahid Khan, a lawmaker from the ethnic Pashtun nationalist Awami National Party.Despite the army’s denials, the criticism over its perceived role continues. “They could not have done it without the support of the (military) establishment,” says retired general Talat Masood. Moreover, the military’s reluctance to stop the protesters from provocative advances towards key government installations such as parliament and the prime minister’s house, has also raised questions about its impartiality in the crisis.advertisementThe latter march sparked clashes in which three people were killed and scores injured. In a further provocation on September 1, the protesters stormed the state broadcaster, PTV, and forced it off air for nearly an hour. They voluntarily vacated the buildings and started shouting “long live Pak army” when troops moved in. The incident was an eerie replay of the takeover of PTV by the troops on October 12, 1999, when the military toppled Sharif and General Pervez Musharraf took power.Instead of denouncing provocations by the protesters, the army warned the government against using force, drawing scathing criticism from the media. “It is as if the army is unaware- rather, unwilling-to acknowledge the constitutional scheme of things: it is the government that is supposed to give orders to the army, not the other way around,” Dawn said in a hard-hitting editorial on September 2. “Would the army allow even a handful of peaceful protesters to gather outside GHQ for a few hours?” the newspaper questioned.Observers say Sharif’s attempts to assert authority annoyed the generals, who orchestrated the crisis to check the expanding civilian clout. Sharif, who had crossed swords with army chiefs in his earlier stints in power as well, had handpicked General Raheel Sharif-no relation-as army chief in November. But friction developed within months.Sharif’s decision to put Musharraf on trial for treason didn’t go down well with the army chief, who wanted the former president, who toppled Sharif’s first government in 1999, to be let off after his indictment by a lower court. The military was also angered by Sharif’s efforts to assert his authority in the formulation of major foreign policy matters, which it has traditionally handled- Sharif visited India for Narendra Modi’s inauguration against the army’s advice-as well as his delay in approving a military offensive against the Taliban. Sharif’s government also upset the army by siding with Geo in its tiff with ISI chief Lt-General Zaheer-ul-Islam, who was accused by the media group in April of trying to get its main anchor, Hamid Mir, killed.Analysts say the crisis may fizzle out in the wake of parliament’s backing for Sharif and waning support for the protests. But it is certain to undermine the government. There are reports that the army had asked it to stop meddling in key security-related policies after the latter sought its help to wriggle out of this crisis.Sharif is on a weak wicket also because of his government’s poor performance. He won the elections after promising to overturn an economic meltdown and fix chronic energy crisis. His government got a $6.6 billion loan from the IMF to avert a balance of payments crisis but has so far been reluctant to introduce much-needed structural reforms such as broadening of the tax base to include big landlords. Sharif had promised to mitigate the acute power shortages but many areas still face 8-10 hour cuts daily, badly hurting the economy. His opponents also accuse him of promoting nepotism as at least 18 members of his extended family hold government positions in Punjab and at the Centre.advertisementThe government dismissed reports of the military pressuring it on security policies. “No such arrangement is being discussed,” Sharif’s close aide and minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said. Even if Sharif survives this round, analysts say he may face more such turmoil. “He is considerably weakened and its impact will be seen in all spheres. He can reclaim lost ground if he survives but let’s see if he can complete his term,” says Masood.To read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

Eddie Alvarez not backing down from ‘toughest, most dangerous’ guys in ONE

first_imgView comments MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte In fact, he tracks them down.Alvarez fought against the best in Bellator and the UFC where he had won world titles and he wants the fiercest warriors that ONE Championship has to offer in the lightweight division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I have traveled the world in the last 15 years fighting the best guys I can get my hands on everywhere,” said Alvarez, who signed with ONE Championship five months ago.“I have won every single World Title from every major organization and ONE Championship is the only organization that I don’t have their world title.” 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 LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Eddie Alvarez has always been a fighter who never shies away from any challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yeng Guiao early ejection ‘blessing in disguise’ for NLEX in crucial win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Alvarez had taken down some of the big names in Shinya Aoki, Roger Huerta, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Justin Gaethje and he’s out for more.“Like I said before, I’ll fight anyone, whoever the baddest, toughest, most dangerous guy that’s who I want,” Alvarez said.“Take me to him and we will have a good fight.”The 35-year-old Alvarez makes his keenly-awaited ONE debut against the heavy-handed Russian Timofey Nastyukhin on March 31 in a lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal in ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan.Filipino MMA superstar Eduard Folayang currently holds the lightweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov doubts Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Speaking Tuesday in his native Russia at a Moscow university, Nurmagomedov said McGregor “couldn’t reach a deal with the UFC and it’s so they feel they’ve lost him and they could lose money.”“I don’t think he’s finished,” Nurmagomedov added.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, logisticsMcGregor previously retired in April 2016 but reversed the decision two days later and returned to the UFC. The 30-year-old Irishman hasn’t won a fight since beating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 to become the first UFC fighter to hold championship belts in two divisions at once.Nurmagomedov also said he would like to fight again in September, two months after the end of his Nevada State Athletic Commission ban for the chaotic brawl with McGregor’s team after the October fight. McGregor’s sanction ends Saturday. FILE – Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (R) and Conor McGregor of Ireland (L) start their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPMOSCOW — Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t think Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real.McGregor said last week he was quitting mixed martial arts but Nurmagomedov, who beat the Irish fighter for the UFC lightweight title in October, isn’t buying it.ADVERTISEMENT Adamson Lady Falcons capture 9th straight UAAP softball crown Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments However, Nurmagomedov said he didn’t want to fight before longer sanctions on two other Russian fighters also end. Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov were each banned for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for their part in the brawl. Those sanctions run until Oct. 6.“They were banned because of me,” Nurmagomedov said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown PLAY LIST 01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go02:42PH 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 Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

PBA: Magnolia knocks out Ginebra, nabs last semis berth

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Jeff Chan paced Ginebra with 17 points, while Japeth Aguilar added 16 more. Scottie Thompson had three but corralled 19 boards in the loss.The scores:Magnolia 85 – Lee 25, Barroca 13, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 6, Jalalon 6, Brondial 5, Dela Rosa 4, Melton 3, Herndon 2.Ginebra 72 – Chan 17, Aguilar 16, Devance 12, Slaughter 9, Mercado 8, Tenorio 5, Thompson 3, Dela Cruz 2, Ferrer 0.Quarters: 20-23, 42-37, 70-50, 85-72.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Hotshots are moving on to the semifinals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Relentless offensively and unforgiving on the other end, Magnolia frustrated Barangay Ginebra, 85 -72, to round out the PBA Philippine Cup’s Final Four cast Wednesday night at the Big Dome.Neck-and-neck with their foes in the opening salvo, the Hotshots cranked it up in the second frame behind Paul Lee, who paced the squad with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES With Final 4 within reach, Tigresses vow to go all out in last 2 games Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The rest of the Hotshots took turns in the succeeding frames to keep the Gin Kings at bay and earn a race-to-four semifinal clash with Rain or Shine beginning Friday at the same venue.“It’s all God’s will. I don’t know how we survived this conference. I know there’s more but we started at 0-3, we went to 1-4. We started slow, but I’m very proud and happy with the players’ grit and desire to get out of that rut,” said head coach Chito Victolero.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’re not the most talented team. But in terms of chemistry, I think we’re number one,” he added. “We weathered a storm.”Mark Barroca scored 13 and Aldrech Ramos 11 to chime in on the effort for the Hotshots. 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 View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Air Force XI, Green Archers back in action

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View comments “We can’t underestimate Air Force,” said Amita, the former Far Eastern U star. “Some of the players in their team we idolized when we started playing. We will definitely give 100 percent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Air Force and Green Archers make their return to top-flight football as the Philippine Premier League kicks off on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Bannered by former stars of the national team, including Yanti Barsales, the Airmen clash with reigning Paulino Alcantara Cup winner Kaya Iloilo at 7:15 p.m.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 Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘We’re all grateful to him’: Rafael Nadal salutes retiring David Ferrer in Barcelona The PPL is still hoping to get confirmation from Stallion Laguna and Global Makati to complete the league’s seven-team cast.Air Force coach Leo Jaena promised a strong challenge from his squad which will be led by national team legend Yanti Barsales.“Expect a never-say-die performance from Air Force,” said Jaena.Kaya midfielder Arnel Amita is relishing the challenge playing against some of his favorite players growing up.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The long wait is finally over and we have a treat in store for you! ADMISSION IS FREE ON OPENING DAY! #PPLxInquirer pic.twitter.com/9uBb2UMxWz— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) April 26, 2019 Green Archers, parading a slew of new faces, tests Mendiola at 4 p.m.Ceres-Negros, the two-time Philippines Football League titliist, drew an opening-day bye as the Busmen prepare for their AFC Cup match against Shan United on Wednesday in Yangon.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, logisticslast_img read more

Wonder twins power Pirates past Falcons

first_imgAdamson had a shot to overturn the result with 3.4 seconds remaining but Lyceum forced a turnover on Falcons’ Simon Camacho as time run out.JC Marcelino led Lyceum with 19 points while Mike Nzeusseu added 14 and JV Marcelino finished with 10.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, logisticsCamacho led Adamson with 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.Lyceum’s frenzied finish stole the limelight from San Beda, which rose to 2-0 after crushing Mapua, 80-63, for their second straight victory. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES The Red Lions had the game in the bag as early as the fourth when Ain Obenza and Ralph Penuela found their mark from beyond the arc and Evan Nelle drilled a 26-footer at the buzzer to give San Beda a 30-11 spread after one quarter.The Red Lions stretched that lead to as many as 26 points, 71-45, after another long trey from Nelle.“We were coming off a loss in the D-League so it is good to see the team play well this time around,” said SBC head coach Boyet Fernandez.Mapua was missing the services of three of its players in Warren Bonifacio, Justin Serrano and Jasper Salenga due to suspensions and injuries. Mapua was also without head coach Randy Alcantara, who was sick.In the Under-11 Division that has drawn quite a crowd, the Xavier Golden Stallions turned back a late charge by the La Salle Greenhills Greenies, 64-57, behind Rambert Lagar’s 23 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Montuano shines as Strikers stay perfect in M-League Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments With twins JV and JC Marcelino putting out fires in crucial situations, Lyceum squeaked past Adamson, 82-81, Friday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.JC Marcelino hit the go-ahead basket for the Pirates for the final count to cap a furious rally by Lyceum, which fought back from six points down in the last 1:33 with a run keyed by JV Marcelino’s triple.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Fracture types (1)

first_imgThere are several types of bone fracture, including:Oblique – a fracture which goes at an angle to the axisComminuted – a fracture of many relatively small fragmentsSpiral – a fracture which runs around the axis of the boneCompound – a fracture (also called open) which breaks the skinReview Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 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

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

first_imgDefinitionLateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury is an injury to the ligament on the outer side of the knee.It can be a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the ligament.Alternative NamesLCL injury; Knee injury – lateral collateral ligament (LCL)ConsiderationsThe lateral collateral ligament (LCL) goes from the top part of the fibula (the bone on the outside of the lower leg) to the outside part of the lower thigh bone.The ligament helps keep the outer side of the knee joint stable.CausesThe LCL is usually injured by pressure or an injury that pushes the knee joint from the inside, which results in stress on the outside part of the joint.SymptomsSymptoms of a tear in the lateral collateral ligament are:Knee swellingLocking or catching of the knee with movementPain or tenderness along the outside of the kneeKnee gives way, or feels like it is going to give way, when it is active or stressed in a certain wayFirst AidA lateral collateral ligament test may reveal looseness in the ligament. This involves bending the knee to 25 degrees and placing pressure on the inside surface of the knee.Other tests may include:Knee joint x-raysKnee MRITreatment includes:Applying ice to the areaNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)Raising the knee above heart levelYou should limit physical activity until the pain and swelling go away. The health care provider may put you on crutches and in a brace to protect the ligament. You may also be told not to put any weight on your knee when you walk.advertisementAfter a period of keeping the knee still, you should do exercises to strengthen and stretch the knee. Physical therapy may help you regain knee and leg strength.It is rare that the LCL is the only ligament injured. If it is a partial tear, it can be treated without surgery by using only immobilization and rest.More commonly, the LCL is injured with other ligament injuries due to a knee dislocation. These are usually significant injuries, and you should seek medical help immediately. When injuries to other ligaments also occur, surgery is needed to prevent future instability of the knee.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You injure your knee and have symptoms of LCL injury (injury to the LCL is often a serious knee injury, which can include many knee ligaments and injuries to the nerves and blood vessels)You are being treated for an LCL injury and you notice increased instability in your knee, pain or swelling return after they subsided, or your injury does not go away with timeYou re-injure your kneePreventionUse proper technique when exercising or playing sports. Many cases may not be preventable.ReferencesDe Carlo M, Armstrong B. Rehabilitation of the knee following sports injury. Clin Sports Med. 2010;29:81-106.Schorfhaar AJ, Mair JJ, Fetzer GB, Wolters BW, LaPrade RF. Knee: Lateral and postereolateral injuries of the knee. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23;sect F.Silverstein JA, Moeller JL, Hutchinson MR. Common issues in orthopedics. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 30.Review Date:6/29/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

DLF to open Rs 300-crore Emporio Mall in Delhi by May 2016

first_imgMumbai, Sep 20 (PTI) Realty major DLF will be opening its sixth mall in Delhi-NCR by May next year at an investment of Rs 300 crore. “We are already in the process of completing another mall in Delhi called the Emporio at Chanakyapuri in Central Delhi. Its a smaller mall and it should be open by next May,” DLF chief executive for rental business, Sriram Khattar told PTI here over the weekend. Besides, the Gurgaon-based developer will be opening the Rs 1,700-crore Mall of India in Noida by November this year. The company claims that the 2 million sq ft mall will be the biggest in the country. “We launched the project in 2012 and now are set to open it. By October-end, we are set to open the cinemas and between November 20 and 27 will be the grand opening,” DLF senior vice-president & head of leasing and mall management, Pushpa Bector said. The Mall of India has a leasable area of about 2 million sq ft and DLF has leased over 90 per cent of this already, she claimed. It will have over 450 retail units, a seven-screen cinema, and a food court with about 1,000 seats. “At the Mall of India, we have got 40 per cent of space dedicated to food and entertainment,” Bector said, adding that the new property will have 22 casual dining restaurants. The countrys largest developer is expecting Rs 200 crore rental income per year from this mall and expects it to break-even in five to six years. Even though many mall developers are struggling with dwindling footfalls and revenues, Khattar said revenue growth for DLF has been 10-12 per cent. DLF said if it has to expand, it will only look at tier I cities for now. Bector said tier I cities, especially Delhi-NCR, suits it as customers have better purchasing power. “We like to concentrate in tier I, especially NCR, because the spending power is high. “The kind of investments we are putting in, it gets justified with the kind of returns we can look forward to, because there is consumption,” she said, adding that they would look to consolidate and strengthen their position in the NCR region and then look at other regions. Asked if the e-commerce boom has had any impact on leasing, Khattar said malls may look at reducing the offering for groceries, furniture, books and electronics going forward as sale of these items is high online. “Certain commoditised apparel or fashion may go online but aspirational and luxury fashion going online is very limited,” he said, adding that e-commerce will constitute about 7-12 per cent of the retail market. DLFs annual rental income from commercial properties, including offices and shopping malls, stood at Rs 2,400 crore last fiscal. PTI DS DSK BEN BEN NRB STS MKJ PTPadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Champions Yacht Club Introduces Cruises From Vijayawada to Amravati and Floating Cottages at Bhavani Island PANAJI and VIJAYAWADA, India, September 23, 2015/ PRNewswire/ –Champions Yacht Club today announced the launch of cruises from Vijayawada to Amravati and state-of-the-art floating cottages project along with numerous water sports and adventure sports at Bhavani Island [http://www.championsyachtclub.com/VJA.php ], Vijayawada. It is a complete holiday package for all types of travelers who want to explore Andhra Pradesh and its rich natural wonders. Cruises from Vijayawada to capital city Amravati, new age floating cottages and numerous water and adventure sports options like in Sentosa Island, Singapore are being introduced. These have been designed with international specifications in mind and provide the users with fun and enjoyment with utmost regard to safety precautions. Hema Malini Nidamanuri, Director, Champions Yacht Club, said, “We are enabling the vast inland waterways and coastal belt of Andhra Pradesh, which has numerous islands, water bodies and 950 km sea coast. Champions Yacht Club has been a leading pioneer in the country on waterfront initiatives with previous waterfront projects like Champions Yacht Club, Goa [http://www.championsyachtclub.com ] and other island projects like Champions Island, Goa [http://www.championsisland.com ]. AP has vast potential. We want to bring AP into the tourism bracket and introduce travelers to the unique experiences that have been hidden for long.” Speaking at the occasion, launching AP tourism mission, Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu said, “Creating infrastructure is not an easy task. Since government cant invest in this, we take private investors to create the wealth. Tourism projects create the highest volume of employment.” MORE PRNewswire PS PSadvertisementlast_img read more

US Open Day 3 Roundup: Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Ash Barty Survive Tough Tests

first_imgNew York: Serena Williams nearly crashed out of the rain-hit US Open on Wednesday while top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic battled through shoulder pain and Roger Federer advanced despite a weak start.US eighth seed Serena Williams, seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record, got a scare before ousting 17-year-old US wildcard Caty McNally 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. McNally, who hadn’t been born when Williams won her first Slam at the 1999 US Open, threatened a struggling Williams from the start before the six-time US Open champion won nine of the last 11 games to escape under the roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.”I survived tonight. I’m not too pleased with the way I played at all,” Williams said.”‘Serena, you made way too many errors today. What were you thinking?’ But I’m alive. I’m happy. I’ll do better next time. I promise.”Djokovic, winner of four of the past five Slam titles and 16 in all, was treated for a sore left shoulder throughout his 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 victory over Argentina’s 56th-ranked Juan Ignacio Londero. “It was definitely affecting my serve and backhand,” Djokovic said of his shoulder injury. “I was definitely tested.”Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam winner who last won the US Open in 2008, rallied to beat 99th-ranked Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.The 38-year-old Swiss third seed, who also dropped the first set against Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal in his opener, answered the wake-up call despite 17 first-set unforced errors.”It’s just a bit frustrating more than anything, especially when the level is that low and there are that many errors and the energy is not kind of there,” Federer said. “But can only do better, which is a great thing moving forward.”I clearly have to play better from the get-go.”What the year’s final Grand Slam event lacked in quantity, with 22 singles matches postponed by showers, it overcame with quality in amazing matches that challenged three of the greatest stars in tennis history.One point from surrendering a break into a tie-breaker, McNally won six of the final seven points, the last on a service winner, to capture the first set. Both players made 15 unforced errors.”I couldn’t play too much worse at that point,” Williams said. “I was making so many errors off my forehand. I knew I could play better.”Nishikori, Barty win Williams broke on a forehand winner in the sixth game of the second set and, after being denied on four set points on McNally’s serve, hit a backhand volley winner to force a third set.Williams opened the third set with a break on the way to a 4-0 edge and cruised home from there.”She really came out and played really well,” Williams said. “She showed no fear.”Djokovic’s injury casts grave doubts on his bid to be the first US Open repeat winner since Federer won from 2004-2008, admitting he wondered if he would even get through the first set.”This is something I’ve been carrying for quite a while now,” Djokovic said. “It wasn’t easy to play with the pain, but you have to hope you will get some opportunities and some lucky shots.”It’s not the first time I’m facing this kind of adversity or challenge. It is what it is and I’m just grateful to be on the court.”Five-time US Open winner Federer, who lost to Djokovic in last month’s epic Wimbledon final, started poorly but broke early in each of the last three sets and held serve to the end.”I buckled down and told myself I was going to hang tough and not get broken,” Federer said. “That made a big difference.” Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up, beat 108th-ranked American Bradley Klahn 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, the second seed from Australia, eliminated 73rd-ranked American Lauren Davis 6-2, 7-6 (7/2).Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova, seeking her first Grand Slam title, ousted 202nd-ranked Georgian qualifier Mariam Bolkvadze 6-1, 6-4. Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina defeated seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 and US 10th seed Madison Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up, trounced China’s Zhu Lin 6-4, 6-1. Ashleigh BartyKei NishikoriNovak DjokovicRoger Federer First Published: August 29, 2019, 12:03 PM IST 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.last_img read more

BCCI’s SGM to consider Lodha Committee reforms adjourned till Saturday

first_imgbc COMMENTS Remove BCCI top brass, Lodha panel tells apex court BCCI refunds 30% of franchise fees to RR, CSK × Lodha committee tells banks to halt BCCI disbursements null Apex court takes exception to BCCI plea that state associations are not under it COMMENT bc SHARE SHARE EMAIL An embattled BCCI today missed the first deadline to implement the Lodha Committee recommendations on sweeping administrative reforms after it had to adjourn its Special General Meeting on technical grounds.Faced with the possibility of losing its entire top brass, including President Anurag Thakur, the BCCI was to discuss the road ahead at the SGM after the Supreme Court warned the cricket board on Wednesday to either “fall in line” or face the music.The Board had been given until today to implement the first set of reforms, requiring the adoption of a new Memorandum of Association and Rules.However, the meeting to discuss the matter had to be put off until tomorrow after some of the BCCI’s member units turned up without the requisite letters of authorisation.“They have been told to get proper letters of authorisation from their respective units,” a source present in the meeting said.The BCCI, which has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Lodha panel’s recommendations, is not left with many options.The Board drew the apex court’s ire after the Lodha committee submitted its status report before the Supreme Court listing violations committed by the BCCI vis-a-vis the panel’s recommendations at its Annual General Meeting.The BCCI has time till October 6 to respond to the status report.The current BCCI officials have openly voiced their objections to the suggested reforms, especially the three-year cooling off period and the policy of one state one vote.Earlier, in complete defiance of specific instructions issued by the Lodha panel, the Board, at its AGM, appointed the working committee, standing committees, selection panels and Ajay Shirke as secretary.The Lodha panel had specifically told the Board to carry out only routine business at the AGM and “that any business or matters relating to the next year (2016—2017) be dealt with only after the adoption of the MoA and Rules in line with the recommendations of the Committee in accordance with the same.”Stating the violations by BCCI, the Lodha committee sought directions from the apex court to supersede the present BCCI office-bearers with immediate effect and appoint in their place a Panel of Administrators to ensure the smooth transition from the old to the new system recommended by the committee.Following the status report filed by the Lodha panel, the special bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur passed stringent remarks against the Board and directed it to implement the Lodha panel reforms in accordance with its earlier judgement.The Lodha Committee — comprising Lodha and retired Supreme Court judges Ashok Bhan and R Raveendran — was formed by the Supreme Court lats year to decide the punishments for officials involved in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal and suggest reforms to improve the administrative structure of the BCCI. Published on SHARE September 30, 2016 cricket RELATED last_img read more