BaliPure sweeps Pocari Sweat for first PVL crown

first_imgBaliPure celebrates after scoring a point against Pocari Sweat in Game 2 of their best-of-three finals series in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Water Defenders won in four sets to capture their first PVL title. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBaliPure knocked off Pocari Sweat, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, to win its maiden Premier Volleyball League title Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Water Defenders found redemption in the Open Conference, just two months after losing to the Lady Warriors in a do-or-die Game 3 in the Reinforced Conference Finals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Soltones, who was named Finals MVP, ended the third set with an off-speed spike while Nabor tapped the ball out and into a gaping hole for the title-clinching point.Soltones fired 21 points after scoring 14 in Game 1 while Aiko Urdas and Risa Sato added 16 and 15 points, respectively.Nabor had eight points and 40 excellent sets after missing Game 1 due to a stiff neck.Pablo played through an illness for the second straight game and still came away with 21 points.ADVERTISEMENT “We went through a lot. When we started the conference, we almost didn’t make it to the semis. When we entered the semis, we lost the first game and we almost didn’t make the finals but again the girls persevered,” said BaliPure head coach Roger Gorayeb.It was the same narrative for BaliPure in Game 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Water Defenders nearly dropped the third and fourth sets before showing great resolve to fight off the steely Lady Warriors, who rode on MVP Myla Pablo in the crucial stages.BaliPure blew leads late in the last two sets and needed endgame heroics from Grethcel Soltones and skipper Jasmin Nabor to push through. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Japan, Thailand to dispute AVC title View commentscenter_img Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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Clippers handle Griffin, Pistons

first_imgPistons: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding After the game, Griffin headed straight toward the locker room and did not stick around to commiserate on the court.BIG MENAndre Drummond of the Pistons and DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers came into the game ranked 1-2 in the NBA in rebounding. They matched each other with 17 rebounds apiece.TIP-INSClippers: G Milos Teodosic (right foot) missed the game. … Los Angeles has won 11 of its last 15.Pistons: Jameer Nelson and James Ennis, who were acquired in trades Thursday, did not play. Ennis was not able to make it to Detroit because of snowy weather in Michigan.UP NEXTClippers: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Korver drops 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:07Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta01:29Police 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 Detroit had won five in a row, with Griffin playing in four of those games.Tobias Harris scored 12 points and Avery Bradley had 10. They were the key players the Clippers acquired in last week’s deal that sent Griffin to Detroit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAustin Rivers scored 16 points for Los Angeles in his first game back from a right ankle injury.Bradley and especially Harris received ovations from the Detroit crowd when they were introduced in the starting lineup, but when the teams came out for the opening tip, there wasn’t anything too unusual in terms of pregame greetings. In fact, Griffin and Bradley were hit with simultaneous technical fouls in the first quarter after battling for rebounding position. AFP official booed out of forum View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Lou Williams scored 26 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed former teammate Blake Griffin his first loss with Detroit, beating the Pistons 108-95 on Friday night.It was a bit of an off night for Griffin, who scored 19 points but shot 7 of 19 from the field. The whole Detroit team faded down the stretch. The Pistons led 80-77 after three quarters but scored only 15 points in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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Valdez, Creamline keep head high despite semis exit

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:49Robredo: 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 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ababa, Gialon move ahead by one LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “And we want to think that we’ve overachieved in some way because we’re really a new team and it’s hard to go up against the teams who’ve been together for so long,” said Valdez.Creamline drew the shorter end of the stick against Bali Pure, getting outscored in the spikes department 41-30 and committing more errors than the Water Defenders, 19-12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter losing its shot at making the finals Thursday, Alyssa Valdez and Creamline now set their sights on a third place finish in the Premier Volleyball League.The Cool Smashers lost to Bali Pure, 25-18, 25-13, 25-16, in the semifinals and Valdez said they just have to remain positive as they contend for a bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments “We have to have a good mindset going into the battle for third,” said Valdez, who finished with 13 points in the loss. “We really fell short in this game but I still think this is a good experience for everyone also.”Creamline’s three-set loss to the Water Defenders was the first match the Cool Smashers played in less than four periods and it’s unfortunate that it had to happen this way, Valdez said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutValdez added they had to battle through their team’s immense inconsistency during their match against Bali Pure, with the Cool Smashers being formed just a few months before the PVL tournament started.“Our game today was really inconsistent and we were not that cohesive as compared to the other teams whose cores have been together for much longer than us,” said Valdez. “Of course, we’ve been frustrated but we have to learn from that and we have to work on our maturity as a team.”last_img read more

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San Beda thwarts Teodoro, JRU to advance to Filoil finals

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Daquis’ departure from national team saddens buddy Gonzaga Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “Teytey is JRU for me, if Teytey plays very well, so will JRU,” said Fernandez. “I took coach Vergel’s [Meneses] message and It was really a motivation for us. If we cannot stop Teytey, we cannot stop JRU.”Meneses said, before JRU’s semifinals matchup against San Beda, that only he and Teodoro himself can stop the Heavy Bombers’ wingman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the Red Lions did manage to limit Teodoro to nine points on 4-of-13 shooting.Robert Bolick ran the point for San Beda but also did the dirty work as he put up a game-high 22 points to go along six assists while Arnaud Noah had 16 points and six rebounds. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda advanced to the championship round of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after a sound beating of Jose Rizal University, 80-64, in the semifinals Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez knew they had to stop one man if they ever hoped of taking down the Heavy Bombers, and that was Teytey Teodoro.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide AC Soberano also finished in double digits for San Beda putting up 14 points and going 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.Ervin Grospe carried the scoring load for JRU with 17 points but labored on a pedestrian 7-of-18 shooting.last_img read more

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Enjoying the game key to winning, says Valdez

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s been a while since we played together as a team. This is the core of Seasons 76 and 77 and we’re really just happy,” Valdez said. “We no longer knew what was happening on the floor, but we just played for all. When you see us, we’re just enjoying the game and it boosts our morale.”Valdez, though, made it clear that as great of an experience it was for them, the main purpose of the exhibition game will always be for the benefit of the scholars of both schools.“We really enjoyed the game and it’s been a while since we played Ateneo-La Salle and we’re glad that La Salle gave us a good fight, not only for the scholars, but also for pride and the fans who came here to watch,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Gilas rebounds mightily with ripping of Taipei “All this time, we’re just laughing,” a beaming Valdez shared.With the Lady Eagles feeling the pressure early on after going down 0-2, Valdez said the team opted to take things lightly and eventually settled down, joking with each other and just enjoyed their time on the floor.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 told ourselves that it’s humiliating [if we lose in straight sets], so we calmed down and tried to get a set. Honestly speaking, we just told each other to fight because there’s a lot who came out to support us. Coach Tai (Bundit) also said the same, that the score doesn’t matter and we really just have to enjoy,” she said.And they did enjoy as Valdez and company relished the rare chance to play with their former teammates. 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. View commentscenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ateneo Lady Eagles share a laugh after winning over La Salle Lady Spikers in Battle of the Rivals. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLaughter is indeed the best medicine.And Alyssa Valdez believes Ateneo’s laid-back mentality on Sunday propelled itself to a thrilling five-set victory over La Salle in Battle of the Rivals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more

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Nzeusseu tows Lyceum to 8th straight win

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next season Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Scores:LYCEUM 75 – Perez 14, Nzeusseu 13, Jc. Marcelino 13, Caduyac 12, Ayaay 7, Baltazar 5, Jv. Marcelino 4, Ibanez 4, Tansingco 2, Pretta 1, Marata 0.LETRAN 68 – Nambatac 16, Calvo 11, Quinto 10, Balanza 8, Balagasay 6, Mandreza 6, Taladua 5, Caralipio 4, Pascual 2, Gedaria 0, Vacaro 0, Bernabe 0.Quarters: 18-26, 35-44, 53-59, 75-68. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Jaycee Marcelino added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Reymar Caduyac was steady from the charity stripe, drilling all of his 12 markers from the free throw line.Lyceum faced its biggest deficit of the season as it trailed by 37-20, midway in the second quarter.But the Pirates soon after buckled down to work with Nzeusseu punishing the depleted Knights frontline, who was without the injured Jeo Ambohot and foul troubled Daryl Pascual and Irvin Mandreza.Lyceum snapped Letran’s four-game winning run and got a shot at a first round sweep with a win against Mapua on Tuesday.Rey Nambatac topped the Knights with 16 points and six rebounds, while JP Calvo had 11 markers, four boards, and two assists in the loss, as they finished the first round with a 5-4 card.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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum weathered a tough stand from Letran and pulled off a 75-68 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who played without coach Topex Robinson who was serving a one-game suspension, rallied behind Mike Nzeusseu in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback from 17 points down.ADVERTISEMENT Nzeusseu fired eight of his 13 points in the payoff period, where the Pirates used a 10-2 run to turn things around and get the lead, 63-62, on amazing reverse from Marcelino with 5:41 left.READ: Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’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 openingThe Cameroonian also had 15 rebounds and three blocks to help keep Lyceum’s unbeaten record through eight games.CJ Perez tallied a team-high 14 markers and five boards, as he bucked a forgettable 6-of-19 clip from the field and drained the huge three with 3:30 to play to give Pirates some separation down the stretch. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

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IPL 2011: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals- Punjab beat Rajasthan by 48 runs

first_imgShaun Marsh hit a quick-fire 71 and Paul Valthaty smashed 46 runs as Kings XI Punjab spanked Rajasthan Royals by 48 runs to score their third consecutive win in the Indian Premier League in Mohali on Thursday. Score | PhotosPunjab top-order yet again put up a dominating show and helped the side post an imposing 195 for seven, highest total so far in the fourth edition, after being invited to bat.Apart from Marsh and Valthaty, skipper Adam Gilchrist (28) and Dinesh Karthik (21) did well for the Punjab on the batting-friendly PCA track.The hosts then restricted Rajasthan to 147 for seven and jumped to third place in the points table with six points from three wins in four matches.Punjab had beaten defending champions Chennai Super Kings and 2009 champions Deccan Chargers in their early outings.Rajasthan, the 2008 champions, suffered third consecutive defeat and slipped to fifth spot with five points.The visitors had done well by conceding just 26 runs in the last five overs of the Punjab innings but the total still proved way out of their reach as their batsmen let them down yet again.A good start was imperative to stand any chance in the contest but the Rajasthan openers — Rahul Dravid (8) and Swapnil Asnodkar (9) — failed to do the job.Big guns such as Shane Watson (24) and Ross Taylor (0) also failed to fire and credit goes to some very disciplined bowling by Punjab bowlers.Paceman Praveen Kumar (2/22) was very impressive in his opening spell as he bowled Asnodkar early in the innings and saw the back of the dangerous Watson in his last over.advertisementSpinner Piyush Chawla trapped big hitter Taylor for a duck and by the eighth over Rajasthan were out of the contest.Stuart Binny (30) and Ashok Menaria (34) later hit some lusty shots but their knocks only reduced the defeat margin.Earlier, Marsh anchored the Punjab innings after the openers — Gilchrist (28 off 16) and Valthaty (46 off 31) — provided a flying start by plundering 67 runs in 4.2 overs.Marsh was supported well by Karthik as the two raised 70 runs for the third wicket but the Australian left-hander could not provide the finishing touches as the hosts fell short of the 200-run mark.Marsh’s 42-ball innings was adorned with six fours and three sixes — all coming in a single over off Shane Warne.The hosts were cruising towards a 200-plus score at one stage as they were 169 for two in 15 overs but Rajasthan bowlers made a good comeback in the last five overs as they gave away just 26 runs and took five wickets.Australian pace duo of Shuan Tait (3/23) and Shane Watson (2/24) shared five wickets between them and bowled four of the last five overs.At the start, both Gilchrst and Valthaty were out off no balls in the first and second over respectively and Rajasthan paid a very heavy price for the two mistakes as the hosts went on to rattle up the fastest team-fifty and team-hundred.In three overs, Punjab had 52 runs on the board with Gilchrist and Valtahty hammering Siddharth Trivedi and Tait all around the park.Punjab skipper was the first to get reprieve as he was bowled off a no ball in the first over off Trivedi, who over-stepped. Then in the second over Tait had Valthaty caught at third slip but on a back foot no-ball.That proved very costly as Valthaty smashed Trivedi for three fours and two sixes in the next over.A bamboozled Shane Warne introduced himself in the attack but Gilchrist hardly gave any respect to his former Australian teammate as he smashed the leg-spinner for a six over mid-wicket and scored a four in the next ball.Shane Watson finally provided the visitors a breakthrough by dismissing Gilchrist but Marsh and Valthaty continued to punish the rival bowlers as Punjab raised the fastest team-hundred — in just 9.2 overs.The hundred came with Valthaty lofting Warne for a huge six on a short ball but the leg-spinner retaliated by having the danger-man caught at long-off on a miscued shot.Marsh too was in awesome touch and hit some classy boundaries and one such shot was a cover-drive off spinner Abhishek Raut. Marsh then hit Warne for three sixes in the 14th over and raised his fifty in the process.Karthik added salt to the woes of Rajasthan by hitting three consecutive boundaries off Trivedi in the next over.However, three quick wickets stopped the rot as Shaun Tait dismissed Karthik, Abhishek Nayar (1) was run out and Marsh got out while attempting another big shot.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Gabriella Pasqualotto sent home for blogging on flirtatious IPL players

first_imgA Mumbai Indians cheerleader from South Africa was recently sent back home for blogging about her life behind the scenes during the ongoing Twenty-20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL).The cheerleader, Gabriella Pasqualotto, was kicked out after her secret identity was revealed. However, even before she returned, she had already given some interesting insights into the life of cheerleaders, IPL parties and players. Gabriella Pasqualotto spoke exclusively to Headlines Today.Pasqualotto was one of the 40 cheerleaders flown from South Africa, known for their beauty, glamour, adulation and the moves. However, she was sent home summarily for alluding to some flirtatious cricketers in her blogs.Her blogging comments allegedly caused “privacy concerns” among some players as Pasqualotto wrote: “I have come to realise that cricketers are the most loose and mischievous sportsmen I have come across.”She however gave the Indian cricketers a clean chit.”The few Indian players we have met, such as M.S. Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have been very polite and keep to themselves in the dark corners. Hotshots like Tendulkar with families at home are never present,” she wrote.South African cricketer Graeme Smith must be fretting that his newly engaged fianc does not read the blog as Pasqualotto wrote: “Ol Graeme Smith will flirt with anything while his girlfriend lurks behind him. Jonty Rhodes and Albie Morkel are notorious for having a good time with friends.”Even Australian cricketers might find themselves in a bit of a trouble with their girlfriend back home as Pasqualotto wrote: “The Aussies are fun but naughty, such as Aiden Blizzard and Dan Christian. By the end of a crazy evening, a certain someone had played kissing catchers with three girls known to me only, although he has his own girlfriend back home. He cooed to each girl, ‘come home with me, I just want to cuddle’.”advertisementObviously, even after the much maligned IPL after parties might have officially been stopped, that did not stop cricketers from partying and Pasqualotto exposed it through her blogs.She was put on the first flight home after a fellow cheerleader tipped an Australian player from the Mumbai Indians about the blogging and consequently the cricketer complained to the authorities. The IPL action has left her hurt and disappointed.”Nothing I wrote was directed at any one person. I think the cricketer (an Aussie) who complained had a guilty conscience. It’s a joke. There were cameras everywhere at these after-parties watching what they got up to. The guys treated us like pieces of meat,” she said.last_img read more

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2G: Last hopes dashed as SC denies bail to Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday rejected bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.A bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and B.S. Chauhan pronounced its verdict after hearing arguments of the accused and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for one-and-a-half hours.The apex court asked the duo to approach the CBI special court once again for bail after framing of charges. It observed that under Section 437 of the CrPC, the accused could re-apply for bail before the lower court.During the arguments, Kanimozhi’s counsel submitted that she would abide by any condition that might be imposed by the court while granting bail to her and insisted that she should not be deprived of her son’s company.Opposing her plea, the CBI said original documents regarding the illegal financial transaction of Rs 200 crore to DMK chief’s family-run Kalaignar TV was yet to be recovered and the accused might tamper with evidence if released on bail.The bail pleas of the 43-year-old daughter of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and the chief of Kalaignar TV were earlier rejected by the special CBI court and thereafter by the Delhi High Court. They have been lodged in Tihar Jail since May 20.The CBI has named Kanimozhi as a co-conspirator along with former telecom minister A. Raja in the case. It has been alleged that the kickbacks from 2G scam were routed through a maze of companies, but rested finally with Kalaignar TV channel.advertisementKanimozhi and Kumar have been accused by the CBI to be involved in the illegal transaction of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV which was alleged to be a bribe given by a telecom operator which had benefited in the scam.The apex court had on June 13 agreed to hear the bail pleas and asked the CBI to explain where the Rs 200 crore has gone and also to file a response on their bail pleas in a week’s time. It had also asked the CBI to come out with a status report on the loss to the state exchequer due to the award of 13 licences to one of the telecom operators and trial proceedings in the special court.Kanimozhi and Kumar had moved the Supreme Court seeking bail on June 10 challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that rejected their bail on the ground that they have strong political connections and the possibility of them influencing witnesses could not be ruled out.Earlier, two judges – P. Sathasivam and A.K. Patnaik – before whom the matter was listed had recused themselves from the high-profile case.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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BCCI overhauls domestic cricket; grants amnesty to Kiran More

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday took some crucial decisions, including the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, in its working committee meeting wherein resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan hogged the limelight.The working committee ratified the technical committee’s recommendations for overhauling domestic cricket by introducing major changes to the Ranji Trophy championship. The 27 participating teams would now be divided into three groups. The top three teams from Group A and B and the best two teams from Group C would qualify for the knockout stage.Another crucial decision was to change the team composition for Challenger Trophy. Instead of three teams, the national selectors would now pick two teams and the winners of the Vizay Hazare Trophy would be included as the third team.The BCCI also granted amnesty to former Indian wicketkeeper and banned member of erstwhile Indian Cricket League (ICL), Kiran More. A similar decision could be taken for former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, who might also apply for amnesty in days to come.The BCCI also decided that the India ‘A’ team would tour New Zealand in September-October this year.last_img read more

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Indian archers rank last, to face Japan in elimination round at London Olympics

first_imgIndian archers struggled to find the mark on the opening day of competitions at the London Olympics on Friday with the men’s trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep Rai and Rahul Banerjee turning in disappointing performances in the team and individual events. The Indian team shot a total of 1969 points to finish 12th and last in the ranking round held at the iconic stadium.South Korea topped the charts with a record-breaking score of 2087, ahead of France(2021 points) and China(2019). The top four teams get direct entry into the quarterfinals.India, ranked third in the world, meet Japan in the elimination round on Saturday. The Japanese shot 2009 to settle for fifth rank.Jayanta, Rai and Banerjee struggled in the individual category too.Rai came in 31st position shooting a combined total of 664 points in first and second half. Banerjee was 46th on 655 while Talukdar 53rd on 650.South Korea’s Im Dong-Hyun set a new world record of 699 for 72 arrows.last_img read more

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Bombay textile industry owners rejoice as strike called by Datta Samant ends

first_imgSamant: Trial of strengthThe air of despondent uncertainty of a year ago has given way to jubilance and the 108-year-old offices of the Bombay Mill-owners Association (BMA) at Horniman Circle were last fortnight suffused with smiles of triumph.From the walls of the high-ceilinged building, scores of past chairmen looked down,Samant: Trial of strengthThe air of despondent uncertainty of a year ago has given way to jubilance and the 108-year-old offices of the Bombay Mill-owners Association (BMA) at Horniman Circle were last fortnight suffused with smiles of triumph.From the walls of the high-ceilinged building, scores of past chairmen looked down approvingly out of large oil paintings and yellowing prints on victorious meetings and planning sessions of mill-owners chalking out a strategy, now that the 18-month-old strike in Bombay’s textile mills is virtually over.Jubilant about their win over Dr Datta Samant whose strike call on January 18, 1982, brought 62 mills and their work-force of 2.32 lakh to a standstill, the owners were now working on plans that would bring the mills back to work at full swing. Broken from the crippling effects of long-term unemployment, textile workers have, in the last three months, been pouring in more quickly than they can be absorbed.By early July, over 1.17 lakh workers were showing up daily for work in 51 of the city’s mills, compared to daily attendance of around 1.75 lakh in October 1981, before they had shut down. Of the 62 mills, 47 were being run on a three-shift basis although in many the machines were only partially employed.Four of the mills had set up a semblance of two-shift operations, and four more had accepted the returning workers, but promptly laid them off, claiming the mills could not be reopened due to financial constraints.But for most mill-owners, even the partial return to work of the industry was reason enough for celebration, since it was seen as the end of the Samant threat. Towards the end of last fortnight, many insisted that the failure of the textile strike signalled the end of Samant’s career as a labour leader. “As far as the textile industry is concerned, he is completely wiped out.” crowed former BMA chairman Kantikumar Podar, who heads the Podar group of mills, and is currently vice-chairman of the Indian Cotton Mills Federation (ICMF).advertisementSpeculations: Outside the closely-united textile world too, industrialists speculated hopefully that the militant hard-liner was finished as labour boss in the Bombay-Thane belt where he has reigned supreme for the last half decade.Said the head of a large engineering company that only last year gave its Samant-led work-force a wage hike of over Rs 450: “I think the Samant phenomenon is now clearly on the decline, although some people tell me he’s still worshipped by workmen.But how long will they follow his agitational methods when they find they are losing more than they gain?” Even government officials joined the chorus that was joyfully predicting Samant’s downfall.But the widely publicised hopes of Bombay’s industrial barons appeared to be mere wishful thinking, premature at best. Outside the textile industry, the labour unionist’s dominant hold in the Thane-Belapur industrial belt remains virtually unchanged.In recent months, at least as many workers have joined his struggle for better wages as have left him. Agreements in the last quarter, in fact, show his spectacular success. Last fortnight, Samant was involved in more negotiations, strikes and disputes than any other labour leader in the city.In the past three months, at least 12 major Samant-led unions have signed wage settlements with hikes in the range of Rs 250 to Rs 490, which will benefit roughly 7,250 workers. Numerous other unions representing workers of small industrial units, employing less than 200 persons have gained wage increases as large. For example:Bharat Gears gave its 675 workers hikes in the Rs 310-470 range;Amar Dye-Chem, whose 1.800 workers had already got Rs 150 in an interim settlement last year conceded Samant’s followers an additional Rs 250;Rallis India’s pharmaceutical division agreed to pay its 400 workers a Rs 300 wage increase, along with Rs 4,000 each in back wages;Britannia’s 1,550 workers will receive increases in the Rs 300 to Rs 340 range:Fit V Tight Nuts and Bolts will pay its 1.000-strong work-force a Rs 350-390 increase;Even clubs like Willingdon Sports and Bombay’s Gymkhana have accepted Samant’s demand for wage hikes of over Rs 250 for their 700 workers.Although some industrial unions, particularly in Nasik, have undoubtedly left Samant’s fold, this is in fact different from the shifts and changes which took place in earlier years. Shopping around for whoever can deliver the goods in the shortest possible time, workers in certain units have constantly shifted loyalties between militant independents like Samant, R.J. Mehta, K.N. Dastur, and some politically-affiliated unions like the Lal Nishan group and splinter groups of the Indian National Trade Union Congress.Thus, while Samant has lost his standing in units like Bush India. Chase Bright Steel and three others, involving a combined work-force of 1.800. to Mehta, he has gained a large following in others – Fit ‘n’ Tight, the Mathadi staff of the Tata Oil Mills, Khatau Junker, and a host of other smaller units. Admits Mehta: “One has to accept that a number of units will remain loyal to the doctor, but I don’t believe any fresh unit will go across to him now.”advertisementEven in the textile industry, it is by no means clear that Samant is the spent force he is widely believed to be. While the unionist’s claim that the strike is not really over has little substance, and workers who remain at home do so only because of the mills’ refusal to have them, the true impact of the broken strike on his reputation is difficult to gauge.Financially battered by the 18-month strike – 21 months in some cases – workers in the Parel-Lalbag-Dadar textile region appeared willing to accept work at any cost, even if it meant the humiliation of joining the Rashtriya Mill Mazdoor Sangh (RMMS) and accepting sharply-tightened work norms. But the mood of the outwardly subdued workers remained surprisingly pro-Samant.Unpopular Union: “We have only returned to work because of our hunger and suffering,” said a driver at Bombay Dyeing who returned to work three months ago, “but don’t believe anything they tell you about our leaving Datta Samant or joining the RMMS.If they take a secret ballot today, it will be a miracle if the RMMS gets more than 10 percent of the votes.” Workers leaving the Morarjee Goculdas Mills after the morning shift were similarly adamant about their loyalty to Samant, although they refused to disclose their names, for fear of reprisals.Although RMMS membership is swelling as desperate workers join up in order to qualify for entry into the mills, resentment against the traditional textile union appears to have reached an all-time high.According to a senior official in the Maharashtra labour commissioner’s office, their joining the RMMS does not “change the animosity they have for the sangh, and any loyalty the RMMS obtains today is only forced by immediate economic compulsions.” Today the recognised bargaining agent for textilemen has managed to build up a membership of roughly 75,000 compared to last year’s figure of 15,000.Rather than consolidate on the failure of the textile strike by actively wooing the workers, the RMMS has spent the last 18 months appeasing mill-owners and further alienating its own members.Fully justifying the charges of betrayal of workers levelled against it, the RMMS has used the strike and the consequent absence of workers to push through a series of agreements with mill-owners which effectively results in the retrenchment of roughly 15,000 workers.Work norms have also been raised; “A jobber who used to look after 48 looms has now to handle 56, and the the unskilled jobs of four people are now being performed by two.” said a worker from the Crown Mills.advertisementVacuum: Similarly, other proposals which were opposed by the workers have been pushed through. Admits Podar: “The rationalisation and the cut-backs in staff which would normally have taken three to four years have now been done in one.”Adds Ashok Piramal, chairman of the Morarjee Goculdas Mills: “I don’t think Samant can justify the massive hardship he has caused, but the people are fed up with the RMMS too. And that means there is a dangerous vacuum for leadership, so you can’t rule out a come-back at some stage for Samant.”But as things stand, it is unlikely that Samant will be able to pull much weight in the industry in the immediate future. Although textile workers undoubtedly continue to swear by his leadership, economic hardship and the huge debts they have run up during the strike period have robbed them of the capacity to act upon his directions.Last fortnight, however, soon after his return from a hectic electioneering campaign for the Sangli by-election, the labour leader was gearing himself up for another attempt to organise the disarrayed workers.Leaflets stating that the workers had joined the RMMS only because of compulsion were passed around in various mills, and by the end of last fortnight, the unionist had collected over 15.000 signatures to that effect.To keep up the visibility which is an essential part of his appeal to workers. Samant organised a huge public meeting at Bombay. Commented J.K. Malhotra, an industrialist: “I have seen a lot of Samant and spoken with workers in units where he has lost strikes, and one thing which is very clear to me is that you can’t wish him away. He will continue to be around and play a major role in trade unions, but what remains to be seen is whether he can maintain that iron hold over workers which he is famous for.”last_img read more

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Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhere, even PH

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES FILE – Errol Spence Jr. celebrates with fans after knocking out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPIt seems like almost everyone wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao nowadays.Undefeated American Errol Spence Jr., one of the top 10 pound for pound fighters today, too wants a crack at the Filipino legend even if it means fighting in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT “I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhere. Definitely in the Philippines or anywhere else,” Spence told Fight Hub TV recently.But a fight with Pacquiao will have to wait first.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSpence still has a title bout lined up as he is scheduled to defend his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia next month in Arlington, Texas.The 28-year-old Spence, who boasts a record of 24 wins with 21 knockouts, can’t afford any form of distraction and not to look too far ahead of his March 16 showdown against Garcia. ‘Happy development’ for PH sports as Duterte signs Philippine Sports Training Center Act Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Garcia is a four-division champion and like Spence, he is also unbeaten with 39 wins and 30 knockouts and a pound-for-pound boxer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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PBA admits referee made wrong call in NorthPort-Phoenix endgame

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war READ: Pido Jarencio blasts officiating in NorthPort loss to Phoenix“Upon review of the February 27, 2019 game between NorthPort Batang Pier and Phoenix Fuel Masters, the PBA Technical Group had come to the conclusion and admits that the offensive foul called by referee Noy Guevarra against NorthPort’s Sean Anthony during the last 47.8 seconds of the fourth quarter of the game was a wrong call,” said the league in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPhoenix big man Justin Chua was credited with taking the charge and the Fuel Masters came away with an 98-96 victory after Jason Perkins’ free throws.Although Anthony kept his composure after the call, NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio fumed. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments READ: PBA: Phoenix leans on defense anew to turn back NorthPort“Referees don’t decide the game, you don’t call an offensive foul like that,” said and angry Jarencio after the match.“It was an unfortunate mistake by the referee in calling the offensive foul and we regret the wrong call made,” said the league. “Accordingly, the erring referee shall be meted the appropriate sanction.”The loss sent the Batang Pier to their third straight loss and a 2-3 record for the eighth seed while the Fuel Masters stayed at the second spot with a 6-1 card.“Rest assured that the PBA Technical Group holds impartiality, transparency, fairness and integrity as prime values in officiating and with only what is best for the league and its fans in mind,” added the league.ADVERTISEMENT Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Chicago Bulls stay hot after tough win over Grizzlies on the road MANILA, Philippines—The PBA Commissioner’s office on Thursday admitted that one of the referees made an incorrect decision in the final minute of the game between NorthPort and Phoenix in the Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sean Anthony made a three-pointer that could’ve broken the 96-all deadlock with 47.8 seconds left in the game but the field goal was canceled out after referee Noy Guevarra called an offensive foul against NorthPort’s forward, which made a huge impact in the game’s outcome.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Iker Casillas released from hospital, uncertain about future

first_imgThe 37-year-old Casillas fell ill during a practice last Wednesday, was rushed to hospital, and underwent a catheterization.“I can only smile after everything that happened,” he said. “It was a very difficult situation but thankfully I’m doing well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSpeaking to reporters outside of the hospital, without taking questions, an emotional Casillas said he doesn’t know “what the future holds,” and that the most important thing was to be standing there talking about himself.“I’m feeling much better,” he said. “I’ll rest for a couple of weeks, or a couple of months, I’m not sure yet. The most important thing is to be here.” View comments Casillas recently had his contract with Porto extended until the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option for another year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas smiles while talking to journalists outside a hospital in Porto, Portugal, Monday, May 6, 2019. Veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas had a heart attack during a training session with his Portuguese club FC Porto and was hospitalized May 1. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal — A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.The veteran Porto goalkeeper said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn’t give any hints about whether he would keep playing professionally.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for coaching post Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Porto doctor Nelson Puga said last week the playing future of Casillas would depend on several factors, including the goalkeeper’s will to keep competing.Casillas said on Monday he feels “very lucky” the incident didn’t have more serious consequences, and thanked the outpouring of support from players and clubs from across the world.“I want to thank the thousands of messages of support that I’ve received,” he said.Casillas joined Porto in 2015 after helping Real Madrid win five league titles and three Champions League trophies.He also helped Spain win one World Cup and two European Championships.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Andy Ruiz stuns Anthony Joshua for heavyweight title

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war He’s stepped in after fighting on April 20, when he stopped Alexander Dimitrenko. Jarrell Miller’s failed drug tests sent the challenger to the sideline.Ruiz (33-1, 21 KO’s) seized the opportunity and made boxing history to win the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO championships.Ruiz, the first heavyweight of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title, raised his arms in celebration and jumped around the ring as his corner quickly mobbed him and a wild celebration kicked off.When ring announcer Michael Buffer announced the name of the judges “should this fight go the distance,” fans laughed at the ridiculous possibility as Ruiz was nearly a 30-1 underdog.Joshua and Ruiz were both knocked down in an electrifying third round that had the sellout crowd of 20,201 howling with each heavy hit. Joshua knocked down Ruiz early in the round and the promise of an early finish seemed horizon.ADVERTISEMENT Ruiz, his trunks a bit too low for his portly frame, came right back and used an overhand right that stunned the champ and sent him to the canvas. Joshua recovered only to get pummeled in the corner and loose his legs. Ruiz knocked him down again in the final ticks of the round as fans in a stunned Garden crowd screamed “Oh my God!” Again, Joshua beat the count but the bell saved the Brit from a going a second longer in his weakened state. Had it not been a championship fight, perhaps Griffin would have stopped the bout.Alas, for Joshua, it went on.Ruiz, whose father, a native of Mexico, got him into the gym when he was 6 and had his son in bouts a year later, stunned the boxing world. Johsua was the fan favorite and had all the hype for his first fight in the United States.NBA star Kyrie Irving and rapper Meek Mill were among the celebrities in the house expecting Joshua to roll to a win and set up more ambitious, lucrative bouts against the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and a few other potential opponents.Wilder, owner of the WBC crown, decided to give Luis Ortiz a rematch. Ortiz battered Wilder for parts of their fight in early 2018 before running out of gas and getting knocked out.Wilder tried to steal the headlines this week when he announced his rematch with Fury was set for 2020. Wilder and Fury fought to a split draw in December in Los Angeles, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice.Joshua instead heads toward a likely rematch against Ruiz later this year. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ruiz flattened Anthony Joshua twice in the seventh round and capped one of boxing’s biggest upsets to win his share of the heavyweight championship Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.Ruiz won it at 1:27 by TKO in the seventh round to become the surprise champ in a bout that had shades of Buster Douglas’ upset over Mike Tyson in 1990. Ruiz barely was on anyone’s heavyweight radar when he was summoned as a replacement to fight champion Joshua in front of a packed Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAll he did was dominate the British champion.The 270-pound Ruiz knocked down Joshua twice in the third round and did it two more times in the seventh before referee Mike Griffin ended the fight. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Andy Ruiz knocks down Anthony Joshua during the third round of a heavyweight title boxing match Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Andy Ruiz had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life.He’ll have a lifetime to celebrate one of boxing’s biggest stunners in heavyweight history.ADVERTISEMENT What, them worry? Warriors confident despite NBA Finals hole LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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Complex regional pain syndrome

first_imgDefinitionComplex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body, but often affects an arm or a leg.Alternative NamesCRPS; RSDS; Causalgia – RSD; Shoulder-hand syndrome; Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome; Sudecks atrophyCauses, incidence, and risk factorsDoctors arent sure what causes CRPS. In some cases, the sympathetic nervous system plays an important role in the pain. Another theory is that CRPS is caused by a triggering of the immune response, which leads to the inflammatory symptoms of redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area.CRPS has two forms:CRPS 1 is a chronic nerve disorder that occurs most often in the arms or legs after a minor injury.CRPS 2 is caused by an injury to the nerve.CRPS is thought to result from damage to the nervous system, including the nerves that control the blood vessels and sweat glands.The damaged nerves are no longer able to properly control blood flow, feeling (sensation), and temperature to the affected area. This leads to medical problems in the:Blood vesselsBonesMusclesNervesSkinPossible causes of CRPS:Injury directly to a nerveInjury or infection in an arm or legRarely, sudden illnesses such as a heart attack or stroke can cause CSPS. The condition can sometimes appear without obvious injury to the affected limb.This condition is more common in people ages 40 – 60, but it has been seen in younger people too.SymptomsThe key symptom is pain that:Is intense and burning, and is much stronger than would be expected for the type of injury that occurredGets worse, rather than better over timeBegins at the point of injury, but often spreads to the whole limb, or to the arm or leg on the opposite side of the bodyIn most cases, CRPS has three stages. However, CRPS does not always follow this pattern. Some people develop severe symptoms almost right away. Others stay in the first stage.advertisementStage 1 (lasts 1 – 3 months):Changes in skin temperature, switching between warm or coldFaster growth of nails and hairMuscle spasms and joint painSevere burning, aching pain that worsens with the slightest touch or breezeSkin that slowly becomes blotchy, purple, pale, or red; thin and shiny; swollen; more sweatyStage 2 (lasts 3 – 6 months):Continued changes in the skinNails that are cracked and break more easilyPain that is becoming worseSlower hair growthStiff joints and weak musclesStage 3 (irreversible changes can be seen)Limited movement in limb because of tightened muscles and tendons (contracture)Muscle wastingPain in the entire limbIf pain and other symptoms are severe or long-lasting, many people may experience depression or anxiety.Signs and testsDiagnosing CRPS can be difficult, but early diagnosis is very important.The doctor will take a medical history and do a physical examination. Other tests may include:A test to show temperature changes and lack of blood supply in the affected limb (thermography)Bone scansNerve conduction studiesX-raysTreatmentThere is no cure for CRPS, but the disease can be slowed. The main focus is on relieving the symptoms and helping people with this syndrome live as normal a life as possible.Physical and occupational therapy should be started as early as possible. Starting an exercise program and learning to keep joints and muscles moving may prevent the disease from getting worse and help you perform everyday activities.Medications may be used, including pain medicines, steroids, certain blood pressure medicines, bone loss medications (such as bisphosphonates like Fosamax and Actonel), and antidepressants.Some type of talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy, can help teach the skills you need to live with chronic pain.Surgical or invasive techniques that may be tried:Injected medicine that numbs the affected nerves or pain fibers around the spinal column (nerve block)Internal pain pump that directly delivers medications to the spinal cord (intrathecal drug pump)Spinal cord stimulator, which involves placing electrodes (electrical leads) next to the spinal cord. A low-level electrical current is used to create a pleasant or tingling sensation in the painful area is the best way to reduce pain in some patients.Surgery that cuts the nerves to destroy the pain (surgical sympathectomy), although it is unclear how many patients this helps. It may also make some patients symptoms worse.Expectations (prognosis)The outlook is better with an early diagnosis. If the doctor diagnoses the condition within the first stage, sometimes signs of the disease may disappear (remission) and normal movement is possible.If the condition is not diagnosed quickly, changes to the bone and muscle may get worse and may not be reversible.advertisementIn some people, symptoms go away on their own. In other people, even with treatment the pain continues and the condition causes crippling, irreversible changes.ComplicationsCognitive impairmentDepressionLoss of muscle size or strength in the affected limbSpread of the disease to another part of the bodyWorsening of the affected limbComplications can also occur with some of the nerve and surgical treatments.Calling your health care providerContact your health care provider if you develop constant, burning pain in an arm, leg, hand, or foot.PreventionThere is no known prevention at this time. Early treatment is the key to slowing the progression of the disease.ReferencesNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Complex regional pain syndrome fact sheet. Updated December 21, 2009. Accessed January 19, 2010.Saxton DL, Lindenfeld TN. Complications. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2009:chap 7.Review Date:2/16/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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