Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, stayed on the canvas for a couple of minutes. After rising slowly he had to be helped to his corner stool. The first knockdown came 42 seconds earlier when southpaw Srisaket landed a similar short right hook to the side of the head. Gonzalez was able to get up at the count of seven and continue — but looked out of sorts.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 shutoutThe 30-year-old Srisaket went to work quickly in the first round, easily landing combinations and body shots — the fruits of months of intense training in the gym for the most important fight of his career.“I trained really hard for four months because I wanted everyone to know what I came here for,” said Srisaket of the brutal beatdown. “I have shown that I am the best 115 pound fighter in the world.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-2 overall, was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for medical treatment.He was trying to avenge the only loss of his career against Srisaket but he failed to put up any defense against the onslaught of the Thai’s superior punches.The former pound-for-pound division king has had several gruelling fights in recent years, which have taken a heavy toll on his 30-year-old body.On the undercard, Japan’s Naoya Inoue won his US debut by defending his 115 pound WBO title with a sixth round knockout of Antonio Nieves. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Thai dynamo silenced critics who had claimed his majority decision win in the first fight six months ago in New York was a fluke and the result of accidental head butts.Both fighters came out swinging from the opening bell in Saturday’s 115-pound rematch at the outdoor StubHub Center stadium, as it became apparent in the early rounds that Srisaket was in charge and the fight likely would not go the distance.“For the first fight I only trained two months. This fight I knew I was going to knock him out,” Srisaket said. “I am not scared of anyone.”Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KOs) said he wanted to make his country proud. “I fought for Thailand, for the pride of Thailand,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) of Thailand celebrates as Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua lays motionless at StubHub Center on September 9, 2017 in Carson, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPSrisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman Gonzalez in the fourth round Saturday with a devastating right hook to retain his WBC super flyweight world title in his second straight win over the former champ. Thailand’s Srisaket knocked ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez down twice in the final round, finishing the challenger off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth. ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215last_img read more

Unbeaten Ateneo streaks to 5th win, La Salle dumps San Beda

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Ateneo continued its dominance in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference turning back University of the Philippines in straight sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles improved to a league-best 5-0 while the Fighting Maroons languish at the seventh spot with a paltry 1-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player MOST READ Gian Glorioso put up a game-high 13 points to pace the Blue Eagles while Marck Espejo added 12.Ateneo practically put up a wall in front of the Maroons tallying up 14 scoring blocks and allowing just 23 UP spikes.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 shutoutIn the other game, De La Salle tripped San Beda in four sets, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 32-30.The Green Spikers are now at 3-2 while the Red Spikers are at 1-3. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Earl Gonzales had 16 points to lead La Salle while Jomaru Amagan and Mark Enciso combined for 21 points. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘He’s with me’: Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

first_imgMOST READ 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR For nearly 4 full hours Wednesday, Johnson stayed the course, over and over, even as the on-court particulars grew complicated. He managed to be OK even after his initial four match points slipped away. And even when he was docked a point by the chair umpire for what an incredulous Johnson considered an innocuous extra hit of the ball deep in the fourth set. And yet again when Coric twice was a single point from forcing a fifth set.Only when, on his fifth chance to end things, Johnson delivered a clean forehand winner to seal the victory, did he let go, dropping onto to his knees near the baseline, his chest heaving, his eyes filling with tears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I have no idea what happened after I hit the forehand. I just kind of collapsed and, emotionally, it got the best of me,” said Johnson, who faces No. 6 Dominic Thiem next. “The other days, I was able to kind of get to the locker room and kind of compose myself a little bit. Today was just such an emotional match. A long match. Up and down. Just to get through it was something that I know I’ll be very proud of.”At the other end of the court, Coric mangled his racket by rearing back and smashing it one, two, three, four times, then after a pause, once more for good measure. US Steve Johnson looks on after a point against Croatia’s Borna Coric during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 31, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS — Steve Johnson held everything in, all of it, until he simply could not any longer.Still mourning the recent death of his father, a tennis coach who helped Johnson learn the game back home in California, the 25th-seeded American didn’t allow the jumble of feelings show outwardly. He didn’t permit them to affect his ability to smack a tennis ball, either, and managed to edge Borna Coric 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) and reach the French Open’s third round.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Police release Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest video Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There were other winners and losers, of course, on Day 4 of the French Open, but nothing quite so poignant.The 12th-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga left meekly, eliminated 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 by 91st-ranked Renzo Olivo of Argentina after only one game Wednesday in a match suspended a night earlier because of darkness. It was 2008 Australian Open runner-up Tsonga’s first loss in the first round in Paris since his debut 12 years ago.“Last week, I won my first-ever clay tournament,” Tsonga said, referring to an event in Lyon. “And today, I lost at the French Open. It’s the paradox of tennis.”Ah, so philosophical.No call for such reflection from those who advanced, including defending champion Novak Djokovic and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal among the men, and defending champion Garbine Muguruza, former No. 1s Venus Williams (whose pregnant sister Serena was in the stands) and Caroline Wozniacki among the women. There were a couple of surprises: No. 6 Dominika Cibulkova was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by 114th-ranked Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, while 18-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis defeated No. 18 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (5).Two-time major champion Petra Kvitova, who needed surgery on her left hand after a knife attack at her home in December, bowed out in the second match of her comeback, a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) loss to American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.“It’s weird. I mean, I’m disappointed, for sure. I came here to win the matches,” Kvitova said. “The fairytale ended. Now, in upcoming weeks, I think it will be business as usual.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Coric said afterward he knew about the personal difficulty his foe was dealing with.“Super tough, definitely,” the 40th-ranked Croatian said. “And all the credit to him, that he was able to go through this period and also to play this good.”After they shook hands, Johnson leaned his head on his arm atop the net, sobbing.Steve Johnson Sr. passed away three weeks ago.“I know it’s going to be emotional for quite some time. Who knows how long it’ll take? I just know he’s with me. He raised me to be a competitor and a fighter to the last point. And that’s what I try to do with my tennis,” said the 27-year-old Johnson, who won two NCAA singles titles and four team titles at Southern California. “I may not be the best tennis player. But there’s not going to be a day where I’m just going to let you win. I’m going to try and give it my best.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Filoil: San Beda escapes Perpetual in OT

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We’re just lucky they missed their foul shots and we made our shots in regulation,” Fernandez said.Flash Sadiwa missed a chance to secure the win for Perpetual in the fourth quarter, muffing his freebies which allowed San Beda to make the game-tying play.Kemark Cariño added 10 markers, five rebounds, and a block, while Arnaud Noah also chipped in 10 for the Red Lions.Daryl Singontiko topped Perpetual (2-5) with 19 points and six rebounds in the heartbreaker.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven coach Boyet Fernandez admitted that San Beda just got lucky in its 64-61 victory over Perpetual in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“If I were to give the game, I’ll give it to Perpetual,” lamented the mentor.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And he has every reason to feel so.Robert Bolick flubbed three of his four chances at the charity stripe in the overtime period, but his lone bucket was enough to hold off the Altas in the end, keeping the Red Lions unscathed through four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They deserved this win. We didn’t deserve the win,” said Fernandez.Despite his off-shooting night from the free throw line, the extra period won’t be possible if not for Bolick, who converted the putback off a Javee Mocon miss in the waning seconds of regulation. He finished with 12 points on a 5-of-9 shooting clip to lead San Beda. SAN BEDA 64 – Bolick 12, Noah 10, Cariño 10, Soberano 9, Adamos 6, Potts 5, Mocon 3, Doliguez 3, Tongco 2, Oftana 2, Bahio 2, Presbitero 0, Toba 0, Abuda 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Singontiko 19, Sadiwa 12, Eze 12, Ylagan 6, Lucente 6, Pido 4, Coronel 2, Casas 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0, Clemente 0.Quarters: 19-13, 28-30, 41-41, 55-55, 64-61. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES NBA launches official online store in PH View commentslast_img read more

Deyto rescues Global with key saves in stunning triumph over Geylang

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 World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Young Gensan netter leads Palawan Pawnshop tennis tourney field Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Global Cebu leaned on goalkeeper Patrick Deyto’s heroics to stun Singaporean side Geylang, 3-2, on penalties on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the Singapore Cup at Jalan Besar Stadium.After regulation and extra time ended in a 4-4 stalemate, Deyto made two excellent saves in the shootout to help the Philippines Football League side reach the quarterfinal round slated in August.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Daryl Roberts produced a hat trick for Global, before assisting on OJ Clarino’s goal that gave Global a 4-2 lead with 16 minutes remaining.But the Cebuanos once again conceded twice late in the match with Gabriel Quak converting from the spot after Faritz Hameed was fouled by Roberts in the box, before Ricardo Sendra slotted home from close-range in stoppage time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the shootout, Deyto, whose form has been scrutinized lately, sparkled by stopping spot kicks from Faritz and Sendra.“There were chances for both sides to score in extra time and nobody could, so it was only fair that the match was decided on penalties,” said Global’s Singaporean coach Akbar Nawas. MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Meanwhile, Ceres-Negros absorbed a stunning 0-1 loss to Hougang United last Tuesday night, sending the Busmen crashing out of contention.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Nike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next season

first_imgView comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Instead, Nike will refer to each colorway as “editions” and leave it to the home team to decide which jersey it will wear for each game.According to Nike’s official website,  the ”Association Edition” will replace white home uniforms, while the “Icon Edition” will replace the contrasting colored road uniforms.New release from Nike previews what new NBA uniforms will look like, promises four core uniforms for each teamhttps://t.co/0oGvkSqWsP pic.twitter.com/fqcmacXN8C— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT “Beginning with the 2017-18 season, home teams will pick which of their uniforms will be worn at all home games and visiting teams will choose a contrasting uniform within their own assortment,” a statement from Nike read.“Because of this change, Nike and the NBA worked together to create four core uniforms for each team, classified as ‘editions.’”Despite the changes, such provisions will still adhere to the white-versus-colored contrast, to avoid confusion among players on the court.A “Classic Edition” is also set to be rolled out for eight unspecified teams, the report said.As of this writing, Nike has yet to release the retail price of each jersey for the public.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former champion Taylor arrested for biting, threatening woman The one concrete example they have up is for GSW’s home whites: pic.twitter.com/Gem2DiQqnL— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 18, 2017Ahead of the 2017-2018 NBA season, Nike recently gave a glimpse of its  revamped official NBA jerseys collection.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 starsAside from officially welcoming sponsorship patches on each uniform, the sports apparel giant announced that the NBA has agreed to do away with the traditional ”home” and “road” jersey designations and color assignments.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ READ: NBA to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES 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’last_img read more

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

first_imgIn this file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. APBOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer said on Thursday in announcing a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda clinches Final 4 berth, edges JRU Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claimed that the league and Patriots failed to protect their players’ safety, leading to the disease that deprived Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter, Avielle, of her father’s companionship.“Defendants were fully aware of the dangers of exposing NFL players, such as Aaron, to repeated traumatic head impacts,” the lawsuit said. “Yet, defendants concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment. A Patriots spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.The league recently agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the dangers of playing football.The “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed on Thursday is independent of the class-action suit that began making payments this summer. Baez said it was the first of its kind.ADVERTISEMENT “If we have to be groundbreakers in this area, it’s something we’re prepared to do,” he said.Hernandez committed suicide just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory and a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime.Hernandez did not raise CTE in his defense at either trial because he claimed actual innocence.“It’s something I deeply regret,” Baez said.A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract.But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that ruling is itself being appealed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” attorney Jose Baez said.Hernandez killed himself in April in the prison cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder. Baez said Hernandez had shown signs of memory loss, impulsivity and aggression that could be attributed to CTE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed,” he said. “But you don’t know.”CTE, which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy, has been found in former members of the military , football players and boxers and others who have been subjected to repeated head trauma. A recent study found signs of the disease in 110 of 111 NFL players whose brains were inspected. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavorslast_img read more

Games lanes choke capital

first_imgThat 30-minute journey to your office will take a good two hours if a dedicated Games lane happens to come in your way, as Delhiites found out on Monday.Serpentine queues were seen as the Delhi Police enforced 12-hour restrictions on exclusive Commonwealth Games lanes, making traffic snarls on a usual day seem like relaxing stopovers.Serpentine queues were seen on Delhi roads But it was the desperate commuters crossing the line into Games lanes who had it worst. They had to shell out a fine of Rs 2,000.This was the first time that lane reservation was implemented on a weekday. Unsurprisingly, it led to chaos on roads, particularly during the rush hours.As the movement of vehicles carrying athletes and delegates to the Games Village and other venues increased on Monday, the traffic police enforced lane restrictions on crucial east Delhi and New Delhi routes such as Panchsheel Marg, Safdarjung Road, Lodhi Road and NH- 24, that connects Noida and Ghaziabad to the Capital. Bumper-to-bumper traffic was reported on all routes. In most cases, only one lane was left for the movement of general traffic.”It took me almost two hours to reach Connaught Place from Ghaziabad. On a normal day, it takes me a fraction of this duration,” Ramesh Narayan, a private bank executive, said. “I felt like I was driving through Old Delhi during peak hours,” said government officer Ankit Gupta, who had just crossed a jam- packed Panchsheel Marg.A large number of traffic personnel fanned out across the Capital to manage Gamesrelated traffic, instructing motorists to avoid the blue Games lanes.advertisementTraffic police on Monday also challaned 34 lane violators and issued noticed to 11 others for deliberately entering the Games lanes. On Sunday, 17 offenders were fined and one vehicle was impounded. Some commuters complained that they got confused at various roundabouts in central Delhi and inadvertently crossed the Games lane.A senior traffic police officer admitted people may get confused and said traffic police personnel would help commuters take the right route.He said motorists would not be “penalised unnecessarily”. Around 1,600 Blueline buses plying on 132 routes through central Delhi and near the Games venues were also pushed off the roads, which made matters worse.The Blueline buses will now ply only after October 16, so as to ease traffic congestion during the Games.It was a field day for autorickshaw drivers, most of whom allegedly overcharged passengers.Government officials claimed there were enough Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses to deal with the shortage of Bluelines. However, the frequency of DTC buses on Monday was low. Most commuters thronged the Metro instead.last_img read more

October 5: How Indians Fared

first_imgBoxing – 49kg: Amandeep Singh bt Kenya’s Peter Warui 6-2 to enter pre-quarter finals64kg: Manoj Kumar bt SirreraLeone’s Daniel Lassoyo 17-1 to enter pre-quarter finalsSwimming -Men’s 50m butterfly semi-finals: Virdhawal Khade 4thBadminton – Mixed team event: India bt Barbados- 5:0Lawn Bowls – Men’s (pairs): India bt Namibia 3-1Men’s (pairs): India bt New Zealand 5-1Women’s (triples): India bt Botswana 2-0Tennis – Men’s singles: Somdev Devvarman bt Devin Mullings 6-4, 6-2Men’s doubles: Leander Paes/Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) bt Thangarajah Dineshkanthan /Amresh Jayawickreme (SL) 6-3, 6-3Netball – Australia bt India 100-18Squash – Women’s singles: Nicol David (MAL) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 11-5, 12-10, 11-7; Men’s singles: Peter Barker (ENG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-5Cycling – Women’s 500 m time trial (final): Rameshwori Devi, Rejani Vijaya Kumari, Mahitha Mohan; Men’s 1000 m time trial (final): Prince Hylem, Rakesh Kumar O. Bikram Singh; Men’s individual pursuit: Vinod Malik, Prince Hylem, Sombir Saran, Dayala RamSwimmers – Women’s 100m backstroke qualifiers: Jyotsna Pansare, Fariha Zaman; Women’s 100m freestyle qualifiers: Talasha Satish Prabhu, Jyotsna Pansare; Men’s 200m freestyle qualifiers: Rohit Rajendra Havaldar, Aaron Agnel DsouzaWeighlifting – Men’s 62kg: Rustam Sarang, Omkar Shekhar Otarilast_img read more

India’s medal hopefuls on Day 6

first_imgARCHERYWomen’s recurve: Dola Banerjee, L. Bombayala Devi, Deepika KumariMen’s recurve: Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul BanerjeeATHLETICSMen’s: Decathlon 110m hurdles (Joseph Vinod Pulimoottil, Bharat Inder Singh); 110m hurdles (Muthuswamy Pandi, Siddhanth Thingalaya); 800m (Manjit, Pankaj Dimri, Francis Sagayaraj Pathi)BOXINGLightweight Jai Bhagwan; Welterweight (Dilbag Singh); Middleweight Vijender Singh; super; Heavyweight Paramjeet SamotaCYCLINGWomen’s: 3,000m individual pursuit (Ch. Rameshwori Devi, Mahitha Mohan, P.O. Sayona)Men’s: Team sprint (Rajesh Chandrashekhar, Amrit Singh, Bikram Singh)HOCKEYWomen’s Gr A: Trinidad vs IndiaSHOOTINGMen’s: 10m air pistol singles (Omkar Singh, Gurpreet Singh); 25m rapid fire pistol singles (Vijay Kumar, Gurpreet Singh); 50m pairs final (Gagan Narang, Imran Hassan Khan); trap pairs final (Manavjit Sandhu, Mansher Singh) Women’s: Trap pairs final (Seema Tomar, Shreyasi Singh)SQUASHMen’s: Singles (Saurav Ghosal, Sandeep Jangra, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Siddharth Suchde)Women’s: Singles (Anaka Alankamony, Joshna Chinappa, Surbhi Misra, DipikaSWIMMINGMen’s: 50m freestyle; 1500m freestyle; 200m individual medleyWomen’s: 4x100m freestyle relay; 400m freestyle; 200m backstrokeWEIGHTLIFTINGMen’s: 85 kg (C. Mali)WRESTLINGWomen’s: Freestyle, 51 (Babita) & 59 kg (Alka Tomar)last_img read more