Corini: ‘Brescia dominated after break’

first_imgEugenio Corini maintains Brescia “dominated the second half, but should’ve closed down” the Inter strikers earlier in a 2-1 defeat. Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring with a deflected strike, then Romelu Lukaku doubled it with a scorcher from distance. Dimitri Bisoli’s finish ricocheted in off Milan Skriniar. “It was a good performance, we had to settle, as we’ve only been working with this system for a couple of days and at the start we didn’t have the right shape,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “We went behind with a bit of bad luck, but then dominated the second half and pushed to the very end. We should’ve closed down both Lukaku and Lautaro, but we were too passive in our defending. In Serie A, there are players who can put the ball in the net from 25 metres out. “Unfortunately, the ball didn’t want to go in, so we go home empty-handed, but I am proud of this team for many reasons. “It was the response I wanted from a team in a difficult situation and an uphill struggle, but I never doubted these players anyway. “We must realise our dimension and our role in this season. We had two debutants in Serie A this evening, so if we don’t realise where we came from, where we are and what we want to achieve, it’ll all become more difficult. “The analysis should be also on the way we played the game, not just the results. I understand the popular conception of our campaign, but I want what is best for Brescia and I don’t feel that this ‘in or out’ approach is healthy for anyone.” Mario Balotelli was certainly more impressive than at the weekend with Genoa, but still has only one goal this season for Brescia. “I realise Mario attracts a lot of attention, but we need to just leave him alone to grow and develop in the role, to understand the context he is in. A great player combines talent with other attributes and I am proud to help accompany him in this journey, but I can only do so much and he is the one who has to take the final step.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Castrovilli cancels out Gervinho

first_imgAnother diving Gaetano Castrovilli header earned Fiorentina a point, cancelling out Gervinho’s counter-attack in a 1-1 with Parma. Click here for the full match report. OR See how all today’s Serie A games unfolded on the LIVEBLOG. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit:

Xhaka looking for house in Milan

first_imgArsenal outcast Granit Xhaka is reportedly looking for a property in Milan, as his link to the Rossoneri strengthens before the transfer window this January. Milan have been linked to the Swiss 27-year-old this week and now RSI reports that Xhaka has been studying the property market in Italy’s fashion capital. The Arsenal midfielder hasn’t played for The Gunners since he reacted with anger towards the club’s fans during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month. He has also been stripped from his captaincy by Unai Emery, who is now ready to let the Switzerland international leave the club. Milan’s managing director and former Gunner Ivan Gazidis might be ready to give the player he brought to London in 2016 a new opportunity at San Siro. Milan are 14th in the League and will face Napoli when they return to action after the international break. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Somerset book CLT20 semifinal berth

first_imgSomerset made a remarkable fightback with a superb bowling show after Craig Kieswetter shone with the bat as they defeated Warriors by 12 runs to qualify for the semifinals in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Wednesday. ScoreElecting to bat, Somerset scored 146 for four with opener Kieswetter carrying the bat with a gritty unbeaten 56 and the bowlers then came up with a disciplined display by coming back strongly after it looked like that match had gone out of their grasp.Chasing 147 for a win, Warriors were comfortably placed at 71 for one at the halfway mark but some tight bowling and quick wickets saw the match tilting to Somerset’s favour.Warriors needed 37 from the last three overs with five wickets in hand but they could score just 24 runs to end at 134 for eight and hand Somerset a 12-run victory in the Pool B match at M A Chinnaswamy Stadium.For Somerset, captain Alfonso Thomas, Steve Kirby and Murali Kartik bagged two wickets apiece while Adam Dibble and Roelof van der Merwe chipped in with a wicket apiece.With the win today, Somerset collected five points from four matches and booked a berth in the semifinals from Pool B.Warriors, however, started their run chase on a strong note with openers Ashwell Prince and Jon-Jon Smuts finding the boundaries early on.The duo took 13 runs from the third over of the innings bowled by Dibble with Smuts hitting two fours and Prince one.Prince was, however, out soon in the next over off the bowling of Kirby with Alfonso Thomas taking a running catch.advertisementWarriors were comfortably placed at 71 for one at the halfway mark but were pegged back after losing two quick wickets in the 12th and 13th overs.First Ingram was dismissed by Dibble while trying to play a pull shot off a slower short ball only to get the top edge and for Nick Compton take an easy catch at deep square leg.Ingram’s 31 came from 25 balls and had one four and two sixes in it.Next over, Kartik had his man Smuts who unnecessarily attempted a wild pull shot off a ball which turned and looped up for Suppiah to take a sliding catch. Smuts’ 38 came from 39 balls and had four fours in it.Somerset came back into the match with Kirby dismissing captain Botha in the 15th over as the batsman was lured to playing a shot a tad early and the ball ballooned to long-off for Suppiah to take the catch.Four wickets — Smuts (38), Craig Thyssen (12), Wayne Parnell (0) and Athenkosi Dyili (0) — fell in the last five overs for the addition of 35 runs as Warriors lost the plot at the dead overs.Earlier, Kieswetter scored a patient unbeaten half century as Somerset posted a fighting 146 for four.Electing to bat, Somerset made a shaky start, losing opener Peter Trego (0) in the very first over but recovered well when Kieswetter (56 not out) got the game going.Fast bowler Lonwobo Tsotsobe gave the Warriors an early breakthrough, removing dangerous Trego, who had also scored a half century against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in his first over to start off with a maiden over.Tsotsobe’s joy was short-lived when he was treated with disdain by Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe took 17 runs in an over, laced with two boundaries and a six.Thanks to van der Merwe’s quick-fire 16-ball 32, Somerset recovered from early jitters. Kieswetter and van der Merwe stitched an impressive 29-ball 48 from 4.5 overs for the second wicket.With wickets falling at regular intervals, the onus of bailing Somerset out of danger shifted to Kieswetter and he did it quite well by batting through the innings and taking the team score to near 150 mark.Jos Buttler (30) and James Hildreth (21) chipped in with cameos for Somerset to post a fighting total.last_img read more

Dravid named new Rajasthan Royals captain

first_imgVeteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid was on Friday named captain of the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals, replacing Australian spin legend Shane Warne who quit the IPL after the fourth edition earlier this year.”…gotta make another huge announcement,The New Captain fr Rajasthan Royals..Proud 2 have RAHUL DRAVID head the Team this season.Yipee,” tweeted the franchise’s co-owner Shilpa Shetty.”So its Official now!The “WALL” it is;)Congratulations Rahul, am sure u will make us all very proud at RR..Go Royals,” she added.The fifth edition of the Twenty20 league will be played from April 4 to May 27 next year.The 38-year-old Dravid, who was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore team to start with, was bought by the Rajasthan team for USD 500,000 in the players’ auction before the start of IPL 4 this year.Rajasthan was without a captain after Warne announced his retirement from the IPL in May this year.The 42-year-old Warne, who coached and captained Royals since the first edition in 2008, is currently playing in the Australian Big Bash Twenty20 Tournament for the Melbourne team.Dravid was reasonably successful in his debut season for the Royals this year, scoring 343 runs at an average of 31 in 12 matches.last_img read more

Boxers to start season in Almaty

first_imgCommonwealth Games gold medallist super heavyweight boxer Paramjeet Samota will spearhead the Indian challenge as a 10-member team starts its campaign at the season opener International Invitational Boxing Tournament, starting in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from February 14.While it will be the first tournament for 49kg weight category boxer Laishram Devendro after he qualified for the London Olympics in October, Asian Games medallist heavyweight Manpreet Singh will also be plying his trade in a build-up event to the London Games.The five-day tournament will also see boxers from Russia, France and hosts Kazakhstan.The team: L Devendro (49Kg), Sunil Kumar (52Kg), Chhote Lal (56Kg), Vinay Kumar (60Kg), M Thomas (64Kg), Vijay Kumar (69Kg), Kuldeep Singh (75Kg), Sumit Sangwan (81Kg), Manpreet Singh (91Kg), Paramjeet Samota (+ 91Kg).last_img read more

UP: BSP MP’s servant ‘rapes’ minor at leader’s house

first_imgA man has registered a case with the police alleging that his minor daughter was raped by the servant of Jugal Kishore, a BSP MP, at the latter’s house in Lakhimpur Kheri.The girl’s medical examination confirmed the rape charge, following which the accused identified as Brijesh (18), has been arrested.As per the complaint, the girl aged 14 was going towards her house on Saturday night after attending a marriage ceremony when Brijesh, a domestic help of the Rajya Sabha member pulled her inside the house in Shiv Colony, kept her in confinement the whole night and outraged her modesty.Brijesh told the police that although the girl had gone to Kishore’s house for some work, he didn’t do anything wrong with her.Jugal Kishore not only denied the occurrence of any such incident at his residence but also the existence of any servant named Brijesh.  “I don’t have any servant called Brijesh. My house was locked from outside and I was in Lucknow,” he saidSaumitra Yadav, additional superintendent of police, said, “We have registered an FIR on the basis of the complaint and arrested Brijesh. The rest would be known after further investigation.” He added that the accused and the victim are both Dalits.  Claiming it to be the ruling party’s handiwork, Jugal Kishore said, “I think the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) is conspiring against me and my party. They must be looking for an opportunity to malign me. Maybe, they prodded someone to register a complaint and drag me in it because I was not around. Otherwise I would have exposed them immediately.””It is certain that after the SP government’s failure in controlling crime, the BSP will gain a lot of seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. So they have resorted to such a method to tarnish my image and that of my party. But they will not succeed in their plan,” he added. advertisementlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar to take oath in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday; Rekha on Tuesday

first_imgCricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar is finally expected to make his much-awaited debut in the Rajya Sabha. Sources have told Headlines Today that the master blaster will take oath to become a member of the House of Elders on Wednesday.Tendulkar received the membership to the Upper House of Parliament close to a fortnight ago as one of the Presidential nominees, a list that also included veteran Bollywood actor Rekha, who is expected to take her oath on Tuesday.Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, has drawn mixed reactions with his nomination to the Rajya Sabha. While many have supported his candidature, other have criticised it, questioning whether the iconic cricketer would be able to make any difference with the privilege.last_img read more

London Games: Two goalkeepers in 16-man hockey squad

first_imgIndia will go into the Olympics with two goalkeepers in Bharat Chetri and PR Sreejesh while old warhorse Ignace Tirkey makes a comeback into the 16-man hockey squad for the London Games.There was an option to select just one goalkeeper but the national selectors, who met in Pune on Thursday after the two-day trials, decided that it was the safer option to have two goalkeepers in the squad.Forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi, who injured his hamstring during the four-nation Olympic test event in May, also comes back into the team after missing out during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.The official announcement of the team will be made on Friday. Chief coach Michael Nobbs and exercise physiologist were present during the hour-long selection meeting with the national selectors.According to sources, Yuvraj Walmiki, who was injured during the Olympic qualifiers in the Capital, and defender Rupinder Pal Singh, both part of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in which India finished third, were left out.Ignace Tirkey was part of the Indian team that competed in the Olympic test event in London in May but was rested for the Azlan Shah Cup. However, the 30- year-old Orissa defender has been selected.The panel didn’t find Rupinder and Walmiki good enough to make the cut for the Olympic squad after going through their performances in the Azlan Shah in Malaysia.The changes were on the expected lines with selectors banking on tried and tested players. Nobbs has been going through video footages of the players and comparing players competing for the same position.advertisementIt is learnt that the decision to include two goalkeepers was also a contingency measure in case of injury to one of the custodians.”In most of the tournaments that India participated in recently, Nobbs has persisted with two goalkeepers and putting aside the speculations, two goalies were picked for the Olympics,” said a source.It has also been learnt that midfielder Kothajit Singh and forward Sarvanjit Singh will travel with the team as standbys.As many as 48 probables were selected after the Olympic qualifiers in February and the list was pruned to 16 on Thursday. India failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics after losing to Great Britain in the Chile qualifiers.After the qualifiers, India have played two tournaments and have had mixed results. The eight- time Olympic gold medallists competed in a four-nation Olympic test event in London.Besides, the team for India’s 22-member European tour of France and Spain was also selected on Thursday with Rupinder, Chinglensana Singh, Walmiki and Pradhan Somanna making the cut.At the Olympics, 12 nations are divided into two groups. India has Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Korea and Belgium in their pool.last_img read more

Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next time

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol had just set the record for the most points scored in a single game for the UAAP this century with 49, and he did that not only against defending champion La Salle but also on a bum right ankle.And although the husky forward laughed and smiled saying he wasn’t aiming to get to that high of a number, Pasaol is confident he can reach 50 in the near future.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game“Hopefully I can play at a hundred percent on Saturday [against University of Santo Tomas], and maybe even score 50,” said Pasaol in Filipino after losing to La Salle 106-100 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 openingPasaol reached 49 points with around a minute remaining in the game and he needed just one more free throw to get to half-century but the ball clanked off and he never got the opportunity to shoot for it again.“Actually I don’t have any words on my performance, I think I just played my best and did what Manong [head coach Derrick Pumaren] asked me to do to just play my game.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Alvin was awesome tonight, he really gave us a show tonight,” said Pumaren. “I was really praying that he’ll get 50 but we’ll take 49.”“And Alvin is unlike any other player I’ve coached like [Jun] Limpot, Allan [Caidic] in the amateurs. Alvin will look like someone who isn’t listening to anything you’re saying but once they play he knows it.” Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups View commentscenter_img Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES READ: La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosionPasaol may be lost for words on what he just did, but the man who owned the record prior had a lot to say.National University head coach Jeff Napa was the previous owner of the record when he put up 43 points against Adamson University back in 2002 and he said that Pasaol should strive harder to exceed 50.“I’m happy for him, but it would’ve been better if they won,” said Napa who led the Bulldogs to a 98-90 win over the Soaring Falcons 15 years ago. “What he just did should serve as a motivation not only for his personal career but for his team also.”For Pumaren, what he saw in Pasaol was unlike any other.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planslast_img read more

UE, NU keep Final 4 bids

first_imgRookie Juan Gomez de Liaño had 22 points and eight rebounds for UP while older brother Javi finished with 17 points and 11 boards.The Bulldogs, who entered the game having lost five of their last six games, went on a 24-6 run bridging the second and third quarters to take a 69-58 lead.Matt Salem then capped NU’s 11-2 run at the start of the fourth that put the Bulldogs up, 80-65, at the 7:29 mark.“We really needed to win today because we wanted to have a better chance to get to the Final Four,” said NU assistant coach Danny Ildefonso, who handled the team in place of the suspended Jamike Jarin.“I and the other assistants talked at the end of the first half and every one of us gave their insights on how we should adjust in the second half.” —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View comments 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 Unlikely Meralco power source Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next University of the East kept its bid for a Final Four spot after humbling University of the Philippines, 73-64, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Warriors won their third game in four outings to improve to 3-7 and stay on track of getting the fourth spot in the league.The Fighting Maroons slipped to a 4-6 record in a tie with National University, which dealt cellar-dweller University of Santo Tomas its 10th straight defeat, 91-83, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Mark Maloles and Alvin Pasaol exchanged back-to-back triples in a span of 18 seconds to give UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 to go in the fourth quarter.Pasaol then delivered the dagger, completing a three-point play for a 71-62 lead with 1:33 left.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 openingUE head coach Derrick Pumaren is aware of the Warriors’ position in the Final Four race, but remains upbeat on their chances.“Until there’s a fourth team that makes it then we still have a shot at it,” said Pumaren. “We just have to stay positive in the things that are going on. We just have to play as a team and keep playing as one unit.”Pasaol showed his might with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead UE, while Mark Olayon missed a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groupslast_img read more

Woods 4 back with everyone around him at Honda Classic

first_imgTiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.He was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys on his front nine and shot 77 to miss the cut.“It’s unfortunate that the greens have changed this much in a year,” Fowler said. “They typically get slick and quick on the weekend because they dry out, but at least there’s some sort of surface. But like I said, everyone’s playing the same greens.”It looked as though List was playing a different course when he went out with a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, added a pair of birdies on the front nine and then dropped his only shot when he caught an awkward lie in the bunker on the par-3 seventh.“It’s very relentless,” List said. “There’s not really too many easy holes, but if you hit fairways and go from there, you can make a few birdies out there.”List and Lovemark, both Californians, have never won on the PGA Tour. This is the third time List has had at least a share of the 36- hole lead, most recently in South Korea at the CJ Cup, where he shot 76-72 on the weekend.“It’s kind of irrelevant because there’s going to be 30 guys within a couple shots of the lead,” List said. “It’s going to be that type of week.”He was exaggerating — there were 11 players within three shots of the lead.And there was another guy four shots behind.Woods brought big energy to a Friday afternoon that already was hopping before he overcame a sluggish start and holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, and leaving him two shots out of the lead. Everyone knew it just from listening to the roars.Woods had his chances, twice missing birdie putts from inside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 12, sandwiched around a 12-foot par save. His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Then, he hit out of a fairway bunker, over the water and onto the green at the dangerous 16th hole and faced a 65-foot putt. He misread the speed and the line, so badly that it was similar to a car driving from Chicago to Denver and winding up in Phoenix. A bogey dropped him to 2 over.The big moment was the 17th hole, 184 waters into the wind and over water. That’s where Rory McIlroy made triple bogey earlier in the day that ruined his otherwise solid round of 72, leaving him seven behind. Making it even tougher for Woods is the Brandt Snedeker hit 5-iron before him to about 6 feet. Woods got to the tee and the wind died, meaning 5-iron was too much and 6-iron wouldn’t clear the water.He went with the 5-iron.“I started that thing pretty far left and hit a pretty big cut in there because I had just too much stick,” Wood said.It landed 12 feet below the hole for a birdie putt.Thomas made 17 pars and a double bogey when he three-putted from 6 feet on No. 16. He felt the same way as Woods.“I’m in a good spot — really good spot — going into this week,” Thomas said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Luke List delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions Friday, a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jamie Lovemark (69). They were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007.So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145. More importantly, he only had 13 players in front of him.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“This is a difficult golf course right now,” Woods said. “Making pars is a good thing. I’ve done that, and I’m right there with a chance.”And he has plenty of company.center_img Read Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tommy Fleetwood, who won the Race to Dubai on the European Tour last year, scratched out a 68 and was one shot out of the lead along with Webb Simpson (72), Russell Henley (70) and Rory Sabbatini (69).Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. They were among only 10 players remaining under par.Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at 2 under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.“Maybe some junior event,” he said. “It’s good, though. These are the toughest test in golf. Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. Weeks like this challenge you to the ultimate level. Whether you shoot two 80s or you lead after two rounds, you can see what you need to do and see where your game is. Because this is as hard as it’s ever going to get for you.”The difficulty was primarily from the wind, which blew just as hard in the morning when List shot his 66 as it did in the afternoon. More aggravating to the players are the greens, which are old and bare, firm and crusty. It’s a recipe for not making many putts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probelast_img read more

Show of force

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I’m glad that we won, but we’re still down (in the series),” Alaska coach Alex Compton said. “I expect Game 4 to be a lot more like Game 2 (which was close). I guarantee you, this (blowout of the Hotshots) will not happen again.”“I’m shocked,” Compton said of their 29-point victory. “I didn’t expect this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefImport Mike Harris scored 36 points and had 18 rebounds in just three quarters, and Compton pulled rabbits out of his hat in Abe Galliguez and Carl Bryan Cruz to register their first win in the series.Romeo Travis scored 18 points and Mark Barroca 13 for the Hotshots, who will have three days to regroup.The startling difference in this game, aside from the score, was how well the Aces executed and minimized their mistakes. Adjusting on the match-ups and with his charges taking care of the ball a lot better this time, Alaska carved out an authoritative Game 3 win over Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup title series.After losing the first two games of the best-of-seven series in contrasting styles, the Aces broke away in the second quarter to cut the Magnolia lead to 2-1 after a 100-71 victory at Ynares Center in Antipolo City on Sunday night.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 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Lakay’s Pacio faces Japanese, kicks off One’s 2019 season Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next You can now mix and match your Bitmoji’s clothing LATEST STORIEScenter_img Australia appoints 76ers coach Brett Brown for Tokyo Olympics MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ In spite of Washington’s sanctions, Huawei sells more smartphones than ever Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy After averaging 25.5 turnovers in the first two games, Alaska only had 15 for Game 3, with Chris Banchero finishing with 11 assists against just two errors. Harris, who came into the contest norming six errors a game, had three.“While it would be great to hope for this (blowout win) to happen again, it won’t,” Compton said of his expectations for Wedensday’s Game 4 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We’re going to bring the same level of intensity, but I don’t expect for one minute it will be like this.”Magnolia coach Chito Victolero accepted defeat by crediting how better prepared the Aces were. However, he had things to say about the game officials.“Just give credit to the Alaska team, they prepared (well) for this game,” Victolero said.“But I kept reviewing the tapes. For this game, the Alaska players were the ones holding my players and they weren’t calling the fouls. I just want consistency. Yes, I’m calling their attention now. Let’s be consistent.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2014: Key Players from Chennai Super Kings

first_imgMS Dhoni will play a crucial role for Chennai in the IPL 2014 Total Money Spent(including retention): Rs 59.80 croreSquad: 20 players including 12 Indians and 8 overseas.Players to watch out for:MS Dhoni: If Chennai Super Kings intend to repeat their 2010 and 2011 heroics in the IPL 7 this year, it has to be skipper MS Dhoni who’ll need to lead from the front. The 32-year-old Captain Cool is one of the best finishers in limited overs cricket today. His ability to hold wickets in pressure situations and then accelerate ferociously at the death overs has earned him accolades all over the globe. With over 2200 runs in 96 games for Super Kings, Dhoni is as ferocious as they come in T20.Suresh Raina: One of the most prolific batsmen in the T20 format, he comes to the party more often than not. Not only is he capable of clearing the boundaries when required, his off-spin is also very handy. Raina is also one of the leading run-scorers for Super Kings with over 2800 runs and 21 wickets in his 99 IPL games.Ravichandran Ashwin: He is one of the bankers of the side and can put the brakes on opposition batsmen while also getting wickets. With 64 wickets in 67 games, Ashwin has been a key performer for the Super Kings in the IPL so far.Brendon McCullum: The 32-year-old swashbuckling batsman is the latest weapon Super Kings boasts of in the seventh edition of the IPL. The New Zealand skipper is one of the most explosive batsmen in the shortest version of the game. His breathtaking knock of 158 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural IPL match showcases his ability to take the game away from the opposition. With over 1200 runs in 48 games, McCullum will be one of the key players for the Super Kings this season.advertisementRavindra Jadeja: He has been on an amazing high over the past one year, with immense success in international cricket thanks to his left-arm spinners. A great fielder, he will also be expected to contribute with the bat. His bowling spell of 5/16 was registered as the best bowling figures in the IPL tournament in 2012. Jadeja has slammed over 1100 runs and notched up 39 wickets in his IPL career so far.last_img read more

Lenovo does an Apple, launches iPhone 6-lookalike Sisley S90

first_imgChinese tech giant Lenovo, fresh from its acquisition of Motorola, has come up with a new device that bears stark resemblance to Apple Inc’s recently launched iPhone 6 smartphone. A new report by Gizmobic which has also tipped the images and specifications of the device, the new Lenovo Sisley S90 is now up for grabs in China at a price tag of CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs 20,000).The report goes on to reveal that the Sisley S90 not only looks very much like the iPhone 6, even the S90 promotional images doing Internet rounds starkly resemble those pitched in by Apple to promote its latest offerings.The Lenovo Sisley S90 allegedly features a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal storage. It sport a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 8MP front-facing snapper. Connectivity options include: TD-LTE and NFC. It decks in a 2,300mAh battery.The report further reveals that  the Sisley S90 smartphone is 6.9mm in thickness and weighs 129g. It must be noted that this is same as the Apple iPhone 6.Meanwhile, Lenovo has launched the new Vibe X2 smartphone in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs 19,999. It will start retailing beginning November 10 exclusively via online retailer Flipkart.last_img read more

850 Delhi University embarks on a journey to explore North East

first_imgA total of 850 students of Delhi University along with their mentors have embarked on a journey to explore the North East India. The students are accompanied by 20 teachers, selected from various colleges under DU. The students have been distributed in groups of 10 with at least one person belonging to the state. These groups are required to conduct fieldwork and research on subjects assigned. The areas of the study are endangered languages, river Brahmaputra, temples, gender issues, flora and fauna, architecture, arts and crafts, handloom industry, cuisine, traditional dresses, lifestyle, environment, history, religion, folklore, myths, intangible heritage, scientific developments, education, sports etc.The educational trip is named GYANODAYA-V with the theme of Dharohar: The Glory of the North East. The tour is of 10 days and classes are conducted on the train. The trip is being conducted from December 18 to 29. The Itinerary for Gyanodaya V- North East Region includes Arunachal Pradesh, Assam (Guwahati), Assam  Jorhat), Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.last_img read more

Champions league Round of 16 kicks off: Bayern held as Alonso is sent off

first_imgBayern Munich were held to a goal less draw in a scrappy stalemate. In a match which saw Xabi Alonso make his 100th Champions League appearance and get sent off in the second half for a second bookable offence to cap a frustrating evening for Pep Guardiola and his team.In a slow paced first half Thomas Muller had the best chances for Bayern but was unable to get enough on either of his attempts. While in the second half Bayern again dominated possession and created chances even after Alonso’s red card but were uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal just three days after thrashing Hamburg 8-0 in the German Bundesliga.In the second match which was simultaneously played in Paris at Parc des Princes stadium witnessed an intense battle between hosts PSG and Chelsea which finished all square with both sides scoring once.Paris Saint Germain (PSG) were the better team of the two as they dominated the midfield and attack with great energy from Cavani, Verratti and Mautidi on the other hand Chelsea defended well to guard their goal and prevent PSG counter attacks. The second leg of this knock out round will be played on March 12, 2015 at 1:15 am in London at Stamford Bridge.There will be two more games played in the early hours of February 19, 2015 at 1:15 am IST on the Ten Network with Real Madrid going to Germany to play Schalke 04 in a repeat of last year and  FC Porto visiting FC Basel.last_img read more

Xiaomi unveils special Cherry Pink edition of Mi Note

first_imgAfter unveiling the Redmi 2 variant, Redmi 2A during the fifth anniversary of the company, Xiaomi has now introduced a special edition of the Mi Note. It will also come along with a 5000 mAh power bank and be packed in a pink box. Xiaomi has claimed that the smartphone has been colored using enhanced blasting technology for a uniformly cherry pink color.The specifications will be similar to the Mi Note. Which means the smartphone will sport a 5.7-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI, and dual-sim support. Other features include a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording, 4MP front camera, 4G LTE, and a 3000mAH battery. Some connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The special edition is priced at 2499 Yuan (roughly Rs 25,215) and will go on sale starting from April 8.last_img read more