Month: November 2019

  • Azkals eye Mid East training

    first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Can Sen. Pacquiao outfox the sly Bob Arum? “I think, to be safe, 12 points should see us through to the Asian Cup,” said Palami. “It also depends on the other games, but for us the objective is to win all of our games which will give us a lot of confidence going to the finals of the Asian Cup.”After the Yemen match in Qatar, the Azkals still have two matches left in the third round—an away game against Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14 and a home duel with Tajikistan on March 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BACOLOD CITY—Regardless of the result of the clash against Yemen in Asian Cup Qualifying Tuesday night, the Philippines is already planning another training camp in the Middle East next month to prepare for the return leg against the Yemenis who play home matches in Doha, Qatar.Azkals manager Dan Palami believes a more intensive buildup will be key against Yemen in their Oct. 10 match. The Filipinos currently sit on top of Group F with six points from their first two matches.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

  • PVL: Arellano secures semis spot, drops UP in thriller

    first_imgArellano immediately went to work in the fifth set scoring the first five points en route to the win.“Let’s just say fatigue got the better of UP in the fifth set and we also prepared well against UP,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And in the longest time that we’ve participated in this tournament, this is the first time we got to the semifinals so this is a very big achievement for us.”Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 26 points while Regine Arocha played second-in-command with 25 points. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Diana Carlos had a game-high 29 points to lead UP while Isa Molde added 20.Adamson owns the other semis ticket from Group B and the Lady Falcons will stake their 4-0 card against San Beda on Monday. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 PVL: Ateneo sweeps men’s elims, UST takes third seed MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Arellano’s Andrea Marzan scores on a hit against UP’s Marian Buitre during their duel for the second semifinal slot in Group B of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Arellano U clinched a semifinals spot in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after surviving University of the Philippines in five sets, 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, 32-34, 15-3, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs recovered from a grueling fourth set loss and imposed their will on the Lady Maroons, who faltered in the final set after losing veteran Justine Dorog to a knee injury in the penultimate set.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

  • McCollum fuels Blazers rally past Wizards

    first_img“I have all the confidence in the world,” McCollum said. “And I can live with missing shots, and I can live with people saying that I’m not clutch. Because I know who I am. So it doesn’t faze me.”Damian Lillard led with 29 points for Portland, which trailed by 17 points early in the fourth quarter, a night after another dramatic 127-125 victory at Brooklyn on Friday.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 shutoutJusuf Nurkick had 17 points and Noah Vonleh grabbed 10 rebounds for the Blazers.But after some late misses earlier this season, it was McCollum who scored 24 of his 26 points after halftime, and 13 in the fourth quarter, while playing the last 8:53 with five fouls. Spurs use stingy defense to down Hornets Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) shoots against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr., center obscured, and center Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-105. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — C.J. McCollum shook off foul trouble and the memory of some recent late misses to prove his clutch ability again on Saturday night.McCollum scored 26 points, including seven straight during a 10-0 game-closing run, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunning 108-105 comeback victory over the short-handed Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Coach Terry Stotts started Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic, Connaughton and Vonleh on back-to-back nights. They hadn’t started together before Friday. … McCollum picked up his third personal foul with 8:05 left and finished the first half with two points after playing only 12 minutes. … Stotts celebrated his 60th birthday.Wizards: Tim Frazier scored seven points in the first quarter before besting his previous season high of 10 with a jumper midway through the third. He finished with 11. … Washington received two technical fouls in the third quarter.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Close a three-game East Coast trip at the New York Knicks on Monday.Wizards: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday to continue a stretch of 10 of 12 games on the road. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA His contested 20-foot fadeaway gave the Blazers a 106-105 lead for good with 21 seconds left.Earlier this season, McCollum missed two of his last five free throws in a 104-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 26, and a potential game-winning jumper in a 98-97 loss to Memphis on Nov. 8.“Check the numbers,” McCollum said. “I might miss free throws every now and then, but my body of work, dating back to when I was in high school, I hit big shots. And I miss them sometimes.”Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Otto Porter added 24 points and 10 rebounds for Washington in the first game of what the team expects to be a two-week stretch without All-Star John Wall. The point guard received injections to treat left knee inflammation earlier Saturday.Beal missed a jumper to give Washington back the lead with 6.5 seconds left and a potential game-tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:29Police 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img “I guess there was just a little guy sitting on top of the rim knocking the ball out of there,” Beal said. “I definitely put it on my shoulders.”The Wizards led 94-77 before Portland put together a 20-7 run to close within four, and still had a seven-point lead when Markieff Morris was called for a flagrant foul with 1:32 to play.Nurkic hit one of two free throws to make it 105-99. Then McCollum hit a 3-pointer, a runner, and then the fadeaway over Porter’s outstretched arm, giving the Blazers their first lead since the first quarter.“When he sees the ball go in and he’s moving like he was moving, he’ll make anything,” Lillard said. “There’s no such thing as a bad shot at that point.”Pat Connaughton added two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining.WALL-KING GINGERLYWall, 27, received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections earlier Saturday in the hope of reducing his knee inflammation.A team statement said the injury occurred when Wall made knee-to-knee contact with another player during a Nov. 7 loss to Dallas. Wall had previously said fluid on his knee built up after he received IV fluids to deal with illness and migraines before a win against Atlanta on Nov. 11.ONLY ONE PAIRWith Wall out, Portland’s backcourt of Lillard (25.2 points) and McCollum (21.8) is the only healthy NBA tandem with two players averaging more than 20 points. Beal (24.1) and Wall (20.3) were the other. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

  • Munsayac unsure of severity of ankle sprain

    first_imgPBA: Meralco routs Blackwater Munsayac sprained his ankle in the 2:12 mark of the fourth quarter with the Generals trailing 72-59 after he stepped on Javee Mocon while crossing the halfcourt line.Despite leaving the game prematurely, Munsayac was still able to put up a game-high 21 points, on 8-of-14 shooting, to lead EAC in a losing effort.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 starsMunsayac, though, downplayed his personal accomplishment saying his points are just mere numbers in a loss.“Stats don’t matter in a loss,” said Munsayac. “Whatever happens, when we lose they shouldn’t think that Francis scored a lot of points. Don’t do that because we’re a team.” Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College point guard Francis Munsayac said Friday he’s unsure of the severity of his right ankle sprain after the Generals lost to San Beda 81-69 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“The physical therapists told me that they’ll try to have it fully recovered by Tuesday, they just gave me pain relievers for now so I really don’t know how painful my ankle is,” said Munsayac in Filipino after their game at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments 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’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Stats will only matter to us if we win.”last_img read more

  • Cignal rips CEU, takes 1-0 lead

    first_imgThere was little to worry, after all, as Cignal HD bucked the absence of a key cog and dismantled Centro Escolar University, 78-56, to move within a win of a championship in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena.“We know that the challenge of stepping up is there, and I commend all my players today, especially Jason (Perkins),” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who was concerned over Raymar Jose’s absence as the big man left for Kuala Lumpur to suit up for the national team in the Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Perkins caught fire right in the first period to help the Hawkeyes erect an early 24-6 lead in Game 1 of the best-of-three title series.Perkins dropped half of his 16 points in the opening frame and also finished with 11 rebounds as the former La Salle standout’s hot start set the tone of the lopsided match.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“Jason knows that he’s a very important part of this team,” said Fernandez. “It shows that he’s always been stepping up for us.”The Hawkeyes will try to wrap up their bid for back-to-back crowns in Game 2 on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena. 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 Also sizzling for the Hawkeyes were Byron Villarias, who shot 6-of-8 from the field for a team-high 17 points, and Mark Bringas, who posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.Everything went the Hawkeyes’ way that even when the Scorpions cut the deficit to 12, 37-25, in the second quarter, they quickly stifled the rally and cruised the rest of the way.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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. Star itching to stretch Govs’ Cup win streaklast_img read more

  • CWG: Where are the tickets?

    first_imgEmpty stands are the worst advertisement for any sport and the 2010 Commonwealth Games continue to surprise all because at most big events, the claim is “tickets have been sold out”.However, even on Wednesday, at least two federations were grappling for tickets. Hockey India confirmed to MAIL TODAY that tickets are “not being released by the Games Organising Committee (OC)”.Apparently, when some tickets were made available to Hockey India, they were of the morning session.”We are even willing to pay for the tickets but they are not there,” a Hockey India official said.If this is the plight of sports federations, one can well imagine what is in store for the true sports fan.Even the sports ministry bigwigs are fuming as tickets have not been released for them. It is learnt that from sports minister M.S. Gill’s office to top bureaucrats, there are no tickets to oblige people with.The All India Tennis Association also says it is finding it tough to procure tickets.On Wednesday, Sachin Dhingra (35) had to endure a long wait in the queue at the box office of Talkatora Stadium. But this wasn’t because of any mad rush for tickets.”I have just four people ahead of me. But I haven’t moved ahead in the last half an hour because their server is down most of the time,” Dhingra, who lives in Pitampura, said.”Even when the server is functioning, it takes them (volunteers) long to hand over the tickets. Though there are designated counters for advance and current booking, there is no attempt to enforce this system. This adds to the chaos,” Kamal Saxena, who had brought his daughters along to the IG stadium to watch gymnastics, said.advertisementThe problems do not end at the ticket counter. After the purchase of tickets, a long walk to the respective entry gate awaits the spectators.Conflicting information and directions from volunteers and policemen only add to the trouble.In fact, on Wednesday, Commonwealth Games Federation boss Mike Fennell raised the tickets issue at a press conference where OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi was also seated.”We sold more than 50,000 tickets on Tuesday. The boxing and wrestling venues were full. Now that we have won so many gold medals, the public is taking interest. We are looking into making tickets more openly available,” Kalmadi said.But Fennell interrupted him and said that given the poor crowd turnout, difficulties in buying tickets is a serious issue which has to be tackled immediately.”There seem to be problems on the ticketing issue. If people are not getting tickets, then we will have to discuss it seriously. We will talk it over with the OC,” Fennell said.An OC official confirmed the ticketing process was laborious but denied the committee was hoarding tickets.”In some events such as lawn bowls and netball, the demand for tickets is less,” he said.The real situation remains unclear.last_img read more

  • 10 Top medical headlines from 2010

    first_imgAutism on the RiseThat’s the verdict this year: One in 150 children, instead of the conventional 1-in-500 count, reports a UN study. For India, that could mean over six million sufferers. Science has good news too: Dr Sumantra Chattarji at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, worked on autism,Autism on the RiseThat’s the verdict this year: One in 150 children, instead of the conventional 1-in-500 count, reports a UN study. For India, that could mean over six million sufferers. Science has good news too: Dr Sumantra Chattarji at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, worked on autism and the Fragile X Syndrome (emotional problems due to defective nerve cell connections). And it’s hitting global headlines. Time to cheer!Get into BedThat’s exactly what young Krishna Mahesh did. He put his engineering skills and business style to work on a trendy hospital bed design. Stylish, high-tech, yet low-cost-just the boost India’s archaic bed scene needs. With the first pat on the back coming from his alma mater, the Harvard Business School, Mohan is now flying high on the first Alumni New Venture Contest (not to mention the $25,000 prize).Let’s thank surgeons! The Association of Surgeons of India has adopted the globally-benchmarked surgical checklist model to bring down mistakes in the OT. Safe surgery, safe lives.Kudos to the Centre For Advanced Research & Development, Bangalore, for its breakthrough technology, cytotron, for treating the degenerative illness, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).If you need a personal health manager, try NationWide. Floated by Indian doctors from the UK, it works across Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. You just don’t get medical advice but also a personal physician and health file on the Net.Safdarjung Hospital goes one up on AIIMS. The spanking new Sports Injury Centre is not just India’s only such property, it’s enviable-both in technology and treatment.advertisementA Pet DreamKerala does know how to serve in style. A case in point is the first 24×7 superspeciality hospital for pets in Kochi. With air-conditioned ambience, unlimited wi-fi, state-of- the-art machines, high-tech diagnostic labs, ambulance, house visits, insurance (not to mention beauty parlours)-here’s a scene no pet-lover can ever miss.Let There be LightThey have worked with Sankara Nethralaya, Bangalore, to make sure that your eyes get the best and safest lighting. We are talking about India’s first eco-friendly rechargeable study lamp, BPL StudyLiteTM, of course. It won the 2010 international red dot award for product design, Germany.Artemis Health Institute in Gurgaon practices the best hand in India. It’s also one of the top three in Asia to win the Asia Pacific Award (WHO) this year.Hats off to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. It just made life safer for time-strapped professional by bringing in the pocket-sized ECG that can be read on the Blackberry even when the patient is in a remote place.last_img read more