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November 30, 2019
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SEA Games: PH bets suffer in open water swim

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Canete, who scored six goals in water polo’s match against Thailand, suffered from cramps in his left bicep and left thigh and quit after finishing the first of six laps.“I noticed I couldn’t move my body anymore,” said Canete while being attended by Philippine medical team.Anota actually completed the course but didn’t make the cutoff and was marked DNF.Both Canete and Anota are now doubtful starters when water polo takes on Indonesia on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine open water swimmers underestimated the cold, placid waters of Putrajaya Lake 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 shutoutFilipino-American Courtney Melissa Gray and Erika Lukang finished in the last two spots of the nine-person field in women’s competition in a 10-kilometer course around this scenic man-made lake that was dug as a flood basin.Water polo slatwarts Roy Canete and Mico Anota, who moonlight as open-water swimmers, didn’t finish the race. MOST READ Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Open water swimming: Women’s field flagged off here at Putrajaya. The Philippines’ Courtney Melissa Gray and Erica Lukang are competing pic.twitter.com/LdAqBvRI7s— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES Durant says will boycott White House, slams Trump Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

November 30, 2019
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EAC sends Mapua reeling to 11th loss

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College sent Mapua into a deeper pit after taking an 85-72 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Generals improved to 4-6 to stay in the Final Four hunt while the Cardinals remained at a league worst 1-11 card. ADVERTISEMENT EAC, however, will be shorthanded as big man Hamadou Lamidou had his season cut short after an ACL tear and enforcer Juju Bautista got sidelined with an injured shoulder. “I hope we can still fight,” said Generals head coach Ariel Sison. “We’ll just play our usual game and try to win as many games as we can.”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 shutoutJerome Garcia paced EAC with 27 points while Sydney Onwubere finished with 16 points and 15 boards. Laurenz Victoria put up 15 points to lead the Cardinals. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for 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 Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentscenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

November 29, 2019
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Golden State forward Draymond Green fined $50,000

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Coutinho scores as Barcelona reaches 5th straight Copa final 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:29Police 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 115-108. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NEW YORK — Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official.Green was ejected in the second quarter of the Warriors’ 125-105 home loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night after a second technical when he argued with the officials.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last month, Green was fined $25,000 for criticizing the NBA’s officiating. He’s averaging 11.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 47 games this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more

November 28, 2019
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Hotshooting Brownlee still looking to elevate intensity of his game

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Slaughter excited for impending return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brownlee’s impressive shooting display propelled Ginebra to the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals, where it now awaits its opponent between TNT or Meralco.Though the game brought a lot of confidence to the returning import, he knows that they must still level up their game as the playoffs run deeper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was fun tonight but we’re not satisfied. We’re looking at the semis and try to perform the same way, or even better,” he said. “We just to get better in everything. Whether it’s setting screens or playing help defense, we know we have to elevate our game even higher, especially at this point, not necessarily doing things differently or better, just elevating our intensity, whether it’s offense or defense, I think we’ll be OK.”Brownlee braces for a tougher war against hulking reinforcements in either the KaTropa’s Joshua Smith or the Bolts’ Alex Stepheson. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ View comments But despite the obvious size disadvantage for the Gin Kings, the 6-foot-5 forward thinks that the team can make up for it in some way.“Looking at the two imports, for sure, they’re going to have an advantage on us inside. But I think we can defend them very well with our team effort. With the advantages they have, we got some advantages for us, too,” he said.“We just want to go out there, play hard, play to the best way that we can. Whoever it is, whether it’s Smith of TNT or Stepheson of Meralco, coach Tim (Cone) is sure to have a gameplan for them and we’ll try to execute the best that we can.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netScorching hot from downtown in Ginebra’s 96-85 win over GlobalPort, Justin Brownlee said that he truly felt he had the golden touch in their quarterfinal duel on Tuesday.“I just felt really well, felt great tonight. Everything I shot felt like it was going in and I’m just blessed to have that feeling,” said Brownlee after going 7-of-11 from beyond the arc to lead the Gin Kings with 39 points nine rebounds, and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

November 28, 2019
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Filipino fighter Yabo looks for redemption in ONE Championship

first_img“One punch or one takedown can change a fight, I have to be the clear winner, I am prepared for this fight but I need to execute my game plan suitably on fight night to go home with the win,” said Yabo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Yabo remains positive he can turn things around in the Singapore-based promotion.“It’s tough because my back is against the wall, but I keep myself optimistic as fight day approaches,” said Yabo in a statement. “I am looking to make a statement.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s my first fight in ONE Championship this year and a big win will spark a momentum in my journey in this great organization.”Yabo’s (5-4 MMA, 1-4 ONE) last two fights both ended via technical knockout but the Cebuano striker aims to change his fortunes in his fight against Pucci. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPJimmy Yabo has had a disastrous stretch under the ONE Championship promotion, losing four of his last five matches.That record, however, hasn’t detered Yabo from making 2017 his personal redemption year as he takes on Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist Bruno Pucci (4-2 MMA, 2-2 ONE) in the undercard of ONE: Light of a Nation in Myanmar on June 30.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 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 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Batangas grabs solo 2nd Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

November 28, 2019
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NCAA: Knights shoot for third victory versus Blazers

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cohesive national volleybelles return from Japan Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Knights—who hold a 2-3 record—hope to build on their Tuesday triumph, 82-75, over last year’s runner-up Arellano where Rey Nambatac took charge in the final quarter.“We hope this win could start something big for us,” said Napa.Aside from Nambatac, transferees Jeo Ambohot and Jeremiah Taladua also shone in the Knights’ triumph.The 6-foot-6 Ambohot, a former middle blocker in volleyball from Arellano, played his best game yet with 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks, while Taladua, a former Pirate, tallied 13 markers and 11 boards.The Blazers’ 43-point loss against the Pirates was the highest losing margin by any team this season. —CARLO ANOLINADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Aiming for their first back-to-back wins, the Knights take on the St. Benilde Blazers in the 93rd NCAA men’s basketball tournament Thursday.“They’re a resilient team and we expect them to bounce back from that loss,” Letran coach Jeff Napa said of the Blazers, who absorbed a 55-98 shellacking from unbeaten solo leader Lyceum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We just have to be ready,” added Napa.Letran and St. Benilde clash at 4 p.m. at the Letran Gym in Intramuros, Manila. Their junior counterparts collide in the first game at 2 p.m. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 Letran shoots for a third victory but remains wary of an opponent that just suffered from a 43-point beating.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View commentslast_img read more

November 28, 2019
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Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cavaliers: ‘It still hurts’

first_imgMOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After moving from the Celtics to their top rival in the East, Thomas said his job is now to destroy the team he helped build.“It’s sad, man. It’s just sad,” he said. “But I didn’t come to Cleveland to lose.”Among the messages Thomas received after the trade was one from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wishing him luck and telling him “You’re gonna do great.” That was bittersweet, Thomas said: He had hoped to build a Brady-like career as an unheralded draft pick who went on to become an all-time Boston great.“In my mind, I wanted to be the Celtics version of Brady and (Red Sox slugger David) Ortiz,” he wrote. “So when I got that text from Tom, you know, there was part of me that felt a little down.“But then I thought about the text some more,” he wrote. “Tom Brady isn’t sending a text like that to guys who played in Boston for only two and a half years — unless they did something very special. So maybe, I don’t know … maybe that’s something to be proud of. And maybe, my time here . even if, in the end, I guess it wasn’t quite what I’d dreamed it would be — maybe it still meant something to some people.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Everything about that trade, everything that I was feeling in my heart in those moments — they got it down to the only two things that mattered,” Thomas said in a 3,500-word post on The Players Tribune about the deal that sent him to the Cavaliers for fellow All-Star Kyrie Irving.“And so when I say this hurts, man — just know that it isn’t because of anything anyone else did. It’s only because of something I did,” he said. “I fell in love with Boston.”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 openingA 5-foot-8 point guard who was the final pick in the 2011 draft, Thomas was a role player for three teams before he came to Boston at the 2015 trade deadline.He developed into a two-time All-Star and a fan favorite with the Celtics, leading them to the No. 1 seed in the East and an Eastern Conference finals matchup with Cleveland in last season’s playoffs. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “This was the first place, the first organization, the first group of fans in the league that didn’t take one look at me, take one look at my size, and put me into the same role as always,” Thomas wrote. “The Boston Celtics let me have a chance to be great. And I’ll never forget that.”But an expiring contract — coupled with a desire for a new, maximum deal — and a hip injury that itself almost derailed the trade led Celtics boss Danny Ainge to trade Thomas to Cleveland along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft pick. Irving had asked for a trade to a team where he wouldn’t have second-billing.Thomas said he is excited about playing with James, a four-time MVP, and Kevin Love, a former AAU teammate .“I’mma just say this here, point-blank, to get it over with — and then you can go ahead and post it on whatever bulletin boards you want to: You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year,” he said.“Me on the Cavs is a match made in heaven. If you’ve watched any Celtics games last year, then you know how many times I would have to go through double and even triple teams, just to get my shot off. … But this year . man, it’s not even going to be a thing. You really going to throw three guys on me, when I’m sharing a court with the best basketball player on the planet? Nah, I don’t think so.”ADVERTISEMENT Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics talks with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 135-102 in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Boston Celtics 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the 2017 NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Isaiah Thomas’ two sons had different reactions to his trade from the Celtics to the Cavaliers.His older son, James, is excited that his dad will get to play alongside LeBron James. Thomas’ younger son, Jaiden, had fallen in love with Boston and was afraid that Cleveland won’t have any skate parks.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

November 28, 2019
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Nehru Stadium ready for the Games

first_imgFor all those wondering what will be the state of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) venues after yet another day of heavy showers, the picturesque Nehru Stadium came across as almost fully ready to host the opening ceremony.The lawn bowls turf inside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.The technical staff from Britain that was inflating the Rs 40 crore aerostat was not told the media party would be coming on Monday, and the giant balloon was raised to a height of close to 28 metres.”We are not authorised to speak to the media,” said one foreign official, unaware that he was talking to a mediaperson! However, as the staff went about the drill, there was excitement all around.TV crews were going berserk watching the aerostat rise almost to the height of the stadium peak. “We have been at it for ten days now,” said a top official from Britain. When asked if rains would create problems for the helium-filled giant balloon, he replied in the negative.”In another few days, we will also be putting up the stage, so where is the question of the aerostat running into any trouble,” CWG Organising Committee (OC) secretary general Lalit Bhanot told Mail Today. “The aerostat is the first of its kind in India and on the opening day (October 3), it will be a spectacle to behold.” With several TV crews from home and Australia watching the aerostat and the colourful backdrop of the stadium, there was suspense and excitement in the arena. “I think rains do not matter at all, everything is in place now as you can see,” said Randhir Singh, vice chairman of the OC. “In fact, if you can see the puppet hanging from the aerostat, you can get a glimpse of what is in store. The pictures which will be beamed from the aerostat will be fascinating, just watch out for it on the big day.” There has been a lot of criticism for the aerostat, described in layman’s language as a giant balloon. It’s 80 metres long and 40 metres wide and has video cameras and screens in it. With AR Rahman’s theme song blaring in the background from the high-quality speakers, it does appear that things are on course with 19 days to go for the Games.advertisementAfter sunset, the lights around the stadium kept changing colours, from red to blue to a fluorescent yellow. The effects were good.On the athletics track, where there has been a lot of confusion, things looked good. In fact, CK Valson, the chief technical official who will be looking after the track-and-field events during the Games said: “Everything is fine. Repairs had to be done above the tunnel and it is perfectly repaired. People who will run on it will vouch that there is no damage now.” Below the track, Mail Today was able to go to the warm-up practice track. There was a damp smell after the heavy showers but the track looked fine. Old-time Delhi athletes were nostalgic when they described the facilities.The media lounge has also been done up fully, with horticulture work on the road to the stadium now complete.At the adjacent lawn bowls venue, there was a buzz of activity.For the first time, synthetic pitches will be used and the whole setup looked green.”This is going to be exciting to watch and even if it rains, it does not matter. The Indian team is training here and, as this is the first time the Commonwealth Games are going to be held on a synthetic surface, we can do well. There are 18 medals at stake and India can boost its medal tally,” added Randhir.FIRST MEALSThe OC also informed the media that the kitchen at the residential zone of the Games Village has become operational, with the first cooked meals served during breakfast on Monday.The caterers, Delaware North, have already tested the equipment and are all set to serve over 7000 athletes and team officials.Randhir, venue administrator Ashok Vasudevan and other key team members joined the workforce for lunch at the Village.The lunch was a traditional Indian one consisting of chapatis, dal and peas.last_img read more

November 28, 2019
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India down Brazil to reach Davis Cup World Group in sensational turn-around

first_imgIn a stunning turnaround, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna powered India to the elite Davis Cup World Group by scripting a sensational 3-2 win over Brazil in the play-off tie here today.Making amends for their opening-day defeats, Somdev and Bopanna downed their higher-ranked rivals in a do-or-die situation and led India to its first ever win in a Davis Cup tie from a 0-2 deficit.Sweden has the most 0-2 comeback wins in the Davis Cup history with five victories and only once a team has won a final from 0-2 scoreline when Australia defeated USA in 1939.A dominant Somdev led 7-6 (3) 4-0 before world number 27 Thomaz Bellucci conceded the first revesre singles, failing to negotiate hot and humid conditions and thus allowing India to level the tie 2-2.The 479th-ranked Bopanna then came out firing on all cylinders to beat 75th-ranked Ricardo Mello 6-3 7-6(2) 6-3 in the fifth rubber to complete an amazing come-from-behind win.Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi had brought India back in the tie by beating Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the doubles rubber, yesterday.With their win, Lee-Hesh had take their unbeaten streak in Davis Cup to 24, the most by any doubles team in the world.India’s decision to host the tie on hard courts under trying weather conditions paid as it played an important part in turning tide in favour if India on the final day.India were forced into the play-offs after losing to Russia 2-3 in the World Group first round in Moscow in March.advertisementBrazil now have lost five consecutive play-off ties since 2006.Bopanna, who had squandered three match-points against Bellucci on Friday, today showed a lot of control over shots under crunch situations.Bopanna won the rubber without dropping his serve as he saved two set-points in the 10th game of the second set, which he won in a tie-breaker.Like the first set, Bopanna broke Mello in the fourth game of the third set and went onto win comfortably.After missing two match-points in the eighth game, Bopanna served out the tie for India in next game.He fell on the court on his back after dropping a volley winner, which sealed his and India’s win.The moment triggered wild celebrations in the Indian camp as his teammates ran to court and lifted Bopanna on their shoulders.Earlier, ranked 113th, Somdev had the upper-hand in the fourth rubber when the Brazilian world number 27 opted out of contest.Somdev put up a brave fight against Bellucci, who also looked in good nick.Both of them played some engrossing tennis in the first set but Bellucci seemed uncomfortable in the second set.After dropping his serve twice, he walked up to net to shake hands with Somdev and the chair umpire and left the court.Unlike the first singles he played against Bopanna, Bellucci was spot on with his first serve today and played beautifully throughout the first set.He had hit six aces only in his two serve games.Somdev too showed a lot of heart and gave a tough time to his superior ranked opponent in the intensely fought first set.It was Somdev, who got the first break chance in the ninth game but Bellucci saved all three and the set was stretched to a tie-breaker after going on serve.Bellucci’s game started to wither at crucial points as he double faulted and committed some unforced errors to hand Somdev a comfortable 5-1 lead.Somdev latched on the opportunity and closed the set in his favour after Bellucci sent a forehand long.However, the match took an unexpected turn when Bellucci looked out of sorts and finally threw in the towel.last_img read more

November 28, 2019
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Army to bridge the gap at collapse site

first_imgThe Indian Army has been called in to construct a temporary bridge near the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium where a foot overbridge collapsed earlier in the week, injuring 27 workers.Called ‘Bailey bridge’, it can be constructed within two days and will provide temporary relief to the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and the Delhi government who faced a major embarrassment after the overbridge collapsed on Tuesday.The bridge was supposed to have been used by the spectators with tickets to the stadium’s western end. They would have had to take the foot overbridge to reach the stadium since private vehicles are not allowed through the Bhisham Pitamah Marg near Lodhi Colony.The army has now agreed to construct the structure which is used commonly by the armed forces in rough terrains, a public works department (PWD) official said.A. K. Sinha, principal chief engineer of the PWD that is coordinating with the army, said work could begin over the weekend.”The bridge can be constructed in less than two days. The army has agreed to do the job for us,” Sinha said.An overbridge with a design similar to the collapsed structure was supposed to come up at a distance for spectator movement.”But the army is not constructing that. We have proposed to construct that overbridge but no decision has been taken so far,” a PWD official said.An alternative route that required spectators to walk nearly half a kilometre more to enter the stadium from the eastern stands was rejected by security agencies on Friday.advertisement”An area sealed off for security reasons had to be opened to make the alternative plan work but security agencies simply rejected any last minute changes in planning,” said a senior PWD official.Bailey bridge is a portable prefabricated truss bridge, designed specifically for use by military engineering units to bridge gaps in quick time on terrains where carrying construction paraphernalia for elaborate bridges is not feasible, an official said.It requires no special tools or heavy equipment for construction.The elements of the bridge are small enough to be carried in trucks and even, by hand.”Heavy trucks can pass over the bridge. The best part is that the bridge can be dismantled as quickly as it is set up,” an official said.The original foot overbridge will be constructed eventually, said an official of the PWD that was constructing the bridge.But it won’t be done in time for the Games.”Constructors worked for nearly three months before the bridge collapsed. We just don’t have enough time now to construct the bridge in time for the Games,” the official said.The collapsed bridge cannot be constructed for the moment because a committee which has been set up to probe the mishap is checking the project for structural design and a report is not expected before three weeks, the official said.An alternative that was considered after the collapse was to make spectators alight around the same spot as earlier but required them to walk at least 500 metres more towards the stadium’s eastern end.”From here, they had to go under the elevated road – which has come up over the Barapullah drain – where it starts descending next to the stadium,” a PWD official said.”But crossing the road here will be too risky as buses carrying participants from the Commonwealth Games will descend from the elevated road at a high speed,” he said.last_img read more