Read Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 201:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden on October 18, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBoston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving made headlines outside of basketball last February, when he made public his belief that the world is flat.READ: Kyrie Irving: Reaction to world is flat comment ‘hilarious’ADVERTISEMENT Dodgers’ title drought reaches 30 years with Series loss View comments The usually reserved Irving also issued a challenge to his doubters to conduct their own studies and not rely on the information made by experts.“The whole intent was for people to open up and do their own research,” he said. “It wasn’t to say, ‘OK, let me figure out and go against science. Let me go against what I’ve been told is right, and all this stuff.’ It was just literally with the intent of, ‘Just to wake up and do your own research for once, instead of just assuming everything that’s told to you.’”Meanwhile, Irving joins a long list of celebrity “flat-earthers” including B.O.B and Tila Tequila. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Rapper B.O.B raising money for own satellite to prove Earth is flatADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Despite the backlash from netizens, the 25-year-old former Duke product has no intention of retracting his sentiments, as he stands by his bold claim.In an appearance on the “Holding Court” podcast of 11-time NCAA Women’s Champion coach Geno Auriemma, Irving expounded the thought process behind going against the assumptions made by scientists and experts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The whole intent behind it, Coach, it wasn’t to bash science,” he said, as relayed by Bleacher Report. “It wasn’t to have the intent of starting a rage and be seen as this insane individual. When I started seeing comments and things about universal truths that I had known, I had questions.”He added: “I won’t sit here and say that I know, but when I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, there’s not one picture of Earth – and we haven’t been back to the Moon since 1961 or 1969 – and it becomes like conspiracy, too, like, ‘OK, let me question this.’” MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers a question before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, 2017, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin’s current contract when it expires June 30. APCLEVELAND — A person familiar with the talks says Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with former NBA star Chauncey Billups about a position in Cleveland’s front office.The meeting took place on Tuesday in Detroit, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. Gilbert is looking for a general manager after parting ways with David Griffin on Monday as the Cavs regrouped after losing to Golden State in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Gilbert has known Billups since his days with the Pistons.A five-time All-Star, Billups does not have any front-office experience, so it’s more likely he could fill an executive role to work alongside a new GM. Billups, who has been working as a TV analyst, is also close with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGriffin guided the Cavs to three straight Finals, but he and Gilbert couldn’t agree on the team’s direction. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ
Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Showing his poise in the end game, the senior playmaker orchestrated the Red Lions’ 76-67 win over San Sebastian in opening day.However, his brilliance was halted in San Beda’s 96-91 defeat to Lyceum, with the Pirates continuously hounding him late.One thing’s for sure, though, Bolick, together with the rest of the Red Lions, won’t let this slide continue even if its still early in the season.4. Andoy Estrella – G, Mapua Cardinals 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 6.5 turnoversPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNobody gave Mapua a chance this year after the departure of its top two players in Oraeme and Darell Menina.But Andoy Estrella made sure that the Cardinals won’t be pushovers, delivering the goods for the team in their first two games of the season.The senior’s biggest moment of the week came at the expense of Letran, as he drilled the huge step-back three-pointer, his lone of the matchup, with 5.0 seconds to spare, lifting Mapua to a gutsy 78-75 victory.As feel good as the story is, Estrella must find a way to trim down his turnovers as he averaged 6.5 miscues in the two games he played in this week.5. Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 assistPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpotlight on San Sebastian may be hogged by its myriad of guards namely RK Ilagan, Ryan Costelo, or Renzo Navarro. 1. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 stealsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTalk about backing up the hype.Three years removed from his last game in the league, the 23-year-old made sure that everyone still remembers the name CJ Perez.He torched Jose Rizal University in the Pirates’ dominating 96-75 season-opening win before leading his crew to a 96-91 shocker over defending champions San Beda.Leading a hungry Lyceum squad to a 2-0 start to open the season, Perez has undoubtedly made his case as the go-to guy this season.ADVERTISEMENT What an opening week it was.The NCAA Season 93 came out with a bang last Saturday and nine games in, there has been no shortage of action inside and outside of the hard court—from San Sebastian’s feisty challenge against San Beda and stunning upset of the defending champions courtesy of Lyceum to the forfeiture of Perpetual’s win against St. Benilde.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 starsBut the stars of the tournament will always be the players, and these seven made sure they made their mark this early in the season, which could be the harbinger of things to come.Without further ado, this is the first installment of INQUIRER’s top seven players this NCAA Season 93. 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From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the list of the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant But the gear that makes the Golden Stags work is no less than Michael Calisaan.With his backcourt working the offensive end, the senior forward has finally found his niche in coach Egay Macaraya’s system, doing the dirty work down low for the undersized San Sebastian squad.A lot is expected of the Golden Stags this season, and Calisaan has shown this early his willingness to step up to the plate, notably racking a double-double in their 65-56 win over Arellano despite playing through foul trouble late.Question is will he be able to churn the same numbers once San Sebastian encounters bigger teams in the future.6. Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 19.5 points (36% 3PT), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assistsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDisappointed from his showing in JRU’s season-opening defeat to Lyceum, Tey Teodoro redeemed himself and fired a season-best 26 points in the team’s 68-54 victory over Perpetual.The ace sharp-shooter is still as deadly as ever, and the Heavy Bombers’ rise will largely hinge on the 23-year-old’s excellence on the floor.However, that doesn’t just boil down on his scoring, as coach Vergel Meneses challenged Teodoro to embrace a bigger leadership role and be distributor for his team.His showing from the first two games seems promising, but it’s now up to the rest of his teammates to deliver once Teodoro entrusts them with the rock.7. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It won’t surprise us if he stays at the top of our list in the weeks to come.2. Hamadou Laminou – C, EAC Generals 21 points (9/14 FG), 13 rebounds, 7 blocksHamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the departures of Bright Akhuetie and Allwell Oraeme from the NCAA landscape, the door is open for the other foreign players to stake their claim to the throne.And the one to heed the call first? EAC big man Hamadou Laminou.The Cameroonian center, who wasn’t really supposed to suit up for the first two weeks of the season, showed no signs of rust as he imposed his presence in the team’s 74-64 win over St. Benilde.That came even if he just recently recovered from an MCL team on his left knee he suffered in the preseason.Laminou is definitely going to be one of the leaders for the Generals this year, together with Sidney Onwubere and Francis Munsayac.But if he keeps his stellar showing for EAC’s ensuing games, he may just figure himself in the thick of the MVP race late in the season.3. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions 18.0 points (62% 3PT), 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assistsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArguably one of the best two-way players in the amateur ranks today, Robert Bolick has taken the leadership role for San Beda by the horns. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Valdez stars as Creamline takes down Pocari Sweat Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJio Jalalon who?Arellano is still a force to be reckoned with, now with Kent Salado doing the driving.The speedy playmaker delivered the goods in the opening weekend, towing the Chiefs to a 91-82 win over Mapua with his do-it-all effort.Unfortunately, playing in Arellano’s homecourt didn’t really give them much advantage as Salado suffered cramps in the fourth quarter and was unable to finish the game against San Sebastian, which ended up in a loss.Expect a huge bounce back game for the new lead Chief in the coming games. 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Ace shooter Gagan Narang fetched the first individual medal for the country by bagging silver medal as India launched their campaign in the Asian Games with two silvers on the opening day of competitions which was marked by the controversial elimination of Olympic hero Abhinav Bindra.Narang, the hero of the recent Commonwealth Games in Delhi with four gold medals, claimed the silver in the 10m air rifle individual event and then teamed up with Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to add another silver in the team event.Barring Narang’s effort, none of the other shooters could make much impression at the Aoti shooting range where Bindra was controversially eliminated in the qualifying stage due to a “technical error” over a particular shot.The Indian camp cried foul over Bindra’s 42nd shot in the 60-shot preliminaries as they felt the Olympic gold medallist had shot nine but seven points were awarded.”The score given was a 7 but we were quite sure it was a 9. I went to Abhinav who also thought it was closer to 9 but was not sure about it. Had we protested and we would have lost two points as penalty. It was Abhinav’s call who had the team’s chances also in his mind,” said Indian coach Stanislaus Lapidus.Narang, the lone Indian to qualify for the individual finals, matched China’s 2004 Athens Olympic champion Zhu Qinan shot for shot before the latter captured the gold by shooting past his Indian Rival in the last three shots.The 27-year-old Narang settled for the silver after giving Qinan a run for his money in the ten-shot finals. He tallied of 700.7 points behind Qinan’s gold-winning effort of 702. Korean Kim Kwon won the bronze with 700.0.advertisement”I am extremely happy to have carried the Indian flag in the Opening Ceremony yesterday and I am very happy that we have won two silver medals. There are two more events left for me and I am hoping for the best,” said Narang who was initially reluctant to be the country’s flag-bearer as his event was scheduled early this morning.Away from the shooting ranges, there was little to cheer for the large Indian contingent with the shuttlers and women tennis players being knocked out in the first round of the team events. All the Indian cylists also fell by the wayside in the track eventsIn the team event, Narang, Bindra and Rajput combined for a score of 1783, a point adrift of gold medal winning Chinese team comprising Jikang Yu, Qinan Zhu and Yifei Cao. Korea settled for the bronze in this event.While Narang shot a score 597, Bindra and Rajput managed identical tallies of 593.Indian weightlifters fail to impress on Day One in Asian GamesIndians expectedly finished in the bottom half of the results chart in the weightlifting events on the first day of the competitions in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu improved upon her CWG performance by lifting a total of 170kg (75+95) but still finished fifth in women’s 48kg category. She had lifted 167kg (73+94) in the CWG.CWG bronze medallist, Sandhya Rani finished sixth in the eight lifters field with a total of 158kg (70+88), which is seven kilogram less than her CWG effort.China’s Wang Mingjuan ran away with the gold medal with a total lift of 285kg. She created new records in both snatch and clean and jerk with efforts of 91kg and 95kg respectively.Thailand’s Pensiri Laosirikul won the silver with a lift of 192kg (83+109) while the bronze went to Chen Wei-Ling of Chinese Taipei who had a total lift of 191kg (86+105).In men’s 56kg, V Srinivasa Rao and Sukhen Dey finished eighth and 10th respectively with below par performances.Rao lifted 245kg (110+135), three kilogram less than his bronze-winning effort in the Commonwealth Games.Dey, who won a silver in the Commonwealth Games, was far below his best with a total lift of 230kg (104+126), a whopping 12 kilogram less than his CWG performance.World champion Wu Jingbiao of China won gold with a total lift of 285kg (133+152), seven kilogram less than his effort at the World Championships in Turkey in September.South Korean Cha Kum Chol, who finished third in the World Championships, expectedly won the silver with a total lift of 276kg (128+148), which is four kilogram less than his effort in Turkey.Indonesia’s Jadi Setiadi won the bronze with a total lift of 271kg (120+151).With inputs from PTI
India’s top singles player Somdev Devvarnman was gracious in defeat giving credit to Belgian qualifier David Goffin who beat him in a first round of the Chennai Open on Wednesday.Somdev was shocked 2-6, 4-6 by the 20-year-old Goffin in the upset of the day. “Before I say anything, I’d like to say Goffin deserves a lot of credit. From my side, I don’t think I played very well,” he said.Somdev said he was surprised by his defeat because he was “hitting the ball really well in practice.” “I am very disappointed with my performance today and hopefully I’ll play better as the season progresses,” he said.Goffin on his part said,”My game was trying to be aggressive and reach the net. I tried to be aggressive in the court from the first moment until very end.” Asked how he managed to keep his focus towards the end of the game when the vocal crowd got behind Somdev, Goffin said, “These games are never easy to win. I tried to focus on my game till the last point and finish the match.”Somdev admitted that Goffin’s aggressive start to the game, in which the Belgian made the local favourite run all over the court and took a 4-0 lead, “unsettled” him. That unsettled me a bit. The first set wasn’t ideal for me,” Somdev said. But the Indian said he had not seen much of Goffin’s play before, though he did study videos of his matches.”I actually felt he was getting a bit tired. (And) there were a few times, I failed to capitalise on his errors.” The Indian said it was “back to the drawing board now” after this defeat. “It’s time to start playing well again (and) move up the rankings,” he said. Looking ahead to the Australian Open qualifiers, he said, “I have a whole week and so I can book my flight now.”advertisementAsked how he rated Goffin, Somdev said, “You go and see his results last year and he did really well towards the end (of the season). I don’t know what changes he’s made to his game, but as far as potential goes, a lot of people have potential, but you have to put the work in to realise it.””He’s young, talented, has a lot of work ahead of him and I wish him all the best,” he said.- With PTI inputs
England opener Alastair Cook played the captain’s knock carrying his bat through to score an unbeaten 80 as hosts carved out a convincing 7 wicket win over India during the second ODI at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday. Score | PhotosChasing a stiff 188, Cook led from the start helping England reach the target with five balls to spare in a match was reduced to 23-overs a side owing to persistent rains.Earlier, India opener Ajinkya Rahane scored his maiden half-century and Suresh Raina hit a quick-fire 41 as India put on 187/8 after being put in to bat. The match was delayed by six hours owing to persistent showers.Parthiv Patel treated the match like a T20 game and got off to a flier right away scoring in boundaries and sixes. But his innings did not last long and he fell in the fourth over of the day off James Anderson’s ball. An edge off his bat was nicely taken by keeper Craig Kieswetter on 28. India lost their first wicket on 30.Post that wicket, opener Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid batted with resolve and increased India’s run rate. Soon India’s score crossed the 100-run mark. But soon their partnership came to an end as England spinner Graeme Swann removed Dravid on 32 and India lost their second wicket on 109 after a 79 runs partnership between the two batsmen.New man, Virat Kohli could not stay in the middle for long. He fell off Jade Dernbach trying to loft the ball past the boundary, but failed to clear Ian Bell at long-on. India lost their third wicket on 125.advertisementBut Rahane was still in the middle and batting past his maiden ODI half-century. Soon, he and Suresh Raina got going taking the fight to the opposition. But there was a slight hit in tempo as Rahane took on runner in Virat Kohli.And no sooner had he took on a runner that he departed caught and bowled Swann on 54. His fine innings was decorated with five fours and one six.But his fall did not halt India’s charge as Suresh Raina batting alongside skipper MS Dhoni started dealing in boundaries and over the fence shots. Taking cue, Dhoni went for his favourite helicopter shot off Tim Bresnan, but didn’t get the desired elevation and ended up getting caught by Bell at long-on. India were 164/5 post his fall.Raina continued the onslaught and boundaries and sixes became rather common during his innings. In the last over, he went for another big shot of Bresnan, but Ben Stokes took a fine catch in the deep and Raina’s 41-run blitz came to an end. His19-ball innings saw him hit three four and an equal number of sixes.India lost two more wickets in the last over before posting a fine 187/8 at The Rose Bowl.In replay, England just lost three wickets and reached the mark with seven wickets and five balls to spare. Captain Cook top scored with an unbeaten 80 runs on board which came off just 63 delivers and was studded with five fours and one six.Cook proved to be the pivot around with the England batting revolved. First he set up a 67-run first wicket partnership with Craig Kieswetter and then got busy with two more fruitful partnerships with Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara.
Kolkata Knight Riders lost their final qualifying round match against Somerset by 11 runs but still managed to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 main tournament in Hyderabad on Wednesday.Chasing a victory target of 167, KKR could score 155 for eight but made it to the 10-team main tournament as the third highest ranked side in the six-team qualifying round on better net run rate.They collected two points from one win – against Auckland Aces – the same as Ruhunu Eleven but qualified for the main tournament on better net run rate.KKR have a net run rate of minus 0.225 while Ruhunu ended at minus 0.275. The Kolkata side qualified for the main round after reaching 153 in their run chase.The Jacques Kallis-led side joined three other Indian teams – reigning champions Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians – in the main round, to be held from September 23 to October 9.Somerset and Trinidad and Tobago are the two other teams to have qualified to the main round from the qualifiers. Both secured two wins each.Riding on opener Peter Trego’s fluent half-century, Somerset first produced a solid batting display to post a challenging 166 for six after electing to bat and then restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 155 for eight at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.Ryan ten Doeschate waged a lone battle for KKR, hitting one four and three sixes on his way to 46 from 31 deliveries, but eventually ran short of partners.
INS Gomti changes coloursIndian Navy warships are shedding their trademark dark grey colours – which they have sported for nearly a half-century – for a new paler NATO-like light grey.Naval brass say the paler paint helps blend in with the sea. The navy, whose six months at sea since the,INS Gomti changes coloursIndian Navy warships are shedding their trademark dark grey colours – which they have sported for nearly a half-century – for a new paler NATO-like light grey.Naval brass say the paler paint helps blend in with the sea. The navy, whose six months at sea since the attack on Parliament was the longest operational deployment, discovered that while its dark grey warships melted into the night, they stood out during day.Now all warships going in for refits are being given new coats of paint. The navl submarines, of course, remain black.The colour doesn’t matter underwater.
A sassy splash of our favourites this monsoon. Killer queenPortuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos’ controversial romance with extravagant art and uncensored feminism has made loyal guardians of warlike lions sheathed in croche (Gardes) while a monumental pair of highheeled sandals made of steel pans and lids (Marilyn) has become a whistleblower,A sassy splash of our favourites this monsoon.Killer queenPortuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos’ controversial romance with extravagant art and uncensored feminism has made loyal guardians of warlike lions sheathed in croche (Gardes) while a monumental pair of highheeled sandals made of steel pans and lids (Marilyn) has become a whistleblower for women torn between the household chores and success. This imaginative exhibit by Vasconcelos in the fairy-tale like grounds of Chteau de Versailles in France is a satirical take on artistic decadence and has a twist of playful feminism. With an ostrich feather plumed helicopter dressed with crystals for added heft and dimension (Lilicoptre) and an 18th century candelabra is outfitted in tampons instead of glass (A Noiva) as its forerunners, this majestic showcase stuns with its attention to detail and sheer ingenuity and has an underlying mocking tone. Another whimsical addition from her stable is Blue Champagne, an spectacular installation of blue lights made with thousands of Pommery champagne bottles which stands tall around the royal palace fountain. Expect to be amazed at this exhibition which is on till September 30.Auction: Vintage valourOne of the hottest wheels of the last century and a topper of most collector’s lists, the 1927 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 ‘S’ Type Sports Tourer, will be up for auction at the Bonham’s Goodwood Revival in September. Anyone with a passion or even passing interest in vintage automobiles would understand what a rare treasure this vehicle is. Designed by the fabulous Ferdinand Porsche, this beauty won the five-litre class at Nrburgring in 1927 and recorded the fastest time of the day, establishing its builder’s reputation as a legendary auto-maker. Book a visit to the Goodwood Revival Auction to bid for this truly exceptional vehicle, which is estimated to be sold at Euro 1.5million (Rs 10.7 crores).Book: Glittering starghMichael Jackson fans finally have an opportunity to say their personal goodbyes to the King of Pop. The Michael Jackson Book Monument is a beautiful tribute to the legendary pop star and features a cover portrait of MJ adorned with over 3000 Swarovski crystals. If that doesn’t make the book precious enough then the 1000 pages of personal messages from his fans sure do the trick. About 5000 limited editions will be available for $7,499 (Rs 4.1 lakh).Shoe: Make believeThe fabled Cinderella slipper has been an object of desire and fantasy for all women and while it is most popularly associated with glass, its shape and form remain a mystery with imagination conjuring personal versions of the dream shoe. Parisian shoe maker Christian Louboutin has sprinkled his own magic to celebrate Walt Disney Animation’s diamond reissue of their film, Cinderella. Delicate lace adorned with crystals casts enchantment while two sparkling butterflies rest prettily on the tip and the ankle of the shoe.Gadget: Click in styleNoted German camera manufacturer, Leica has once again teamed up with Parisian luxury giant Hermes to launch their most stylish camera yet, the M9-P Edition Hermes. This flamboyant camera will be launched in two editions, is wrapped in ochre Veau Swift calfskin leather, which boasts of the smoothness of silk and looks rich. Priced at $25,000 and $50,000 (Rs 13.7 and 27.5 lakh), both these editions come with an anodised silver chrome finish and Leica optic lenses so you can click top quality pictures with a sassy twist. Itching to snap something wicked?Gifting: Royal signatureThe cutting-edge StarWalker collection by Montblanc has been further enhanced with two new stunning additions, the StarWalker Red Gold Resin and the StarWalker Red Gold Metal. The former features magnificent red-gold and black resin fittings in an classy ergonomic shape. The StarWalker Red Gold Metal gets its superb finish from the diamond cut lines that encircle the beautiful red gold fittings and the rhodium-plated 14-carat gold nib that spirals the piece into a perfect writing instrument. Both the pieces are topped with the transparent StarWalker cap that sits like a crown. Visit a Montblanc boutique to be the owner of this truly regal piece.Fashion: Dior’s bountyPresenting Dior’s archives with a fresh twist, Raf Simon, the brand’s new creative director reincarnated the modernity and excitement that the label brought to the ramps after World War II. He has filtered the codes and the heritage of the brand through his own creative channel and doled out a debut collection defined by clean lines, light fabrics and gorgeous colours that are exciting and elegant. The range has been well received and has got the stamp of approval from all the big names in fashion.Watch: Timeless graceLooking for a timeless piece of history for your wrist? Be sure to visit the Breguet travelling exhibitions taking place across Asia, Europe, and the US. The brand, reputed for its avant-garde yet sophisticated timepieces is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the creation of its first wristwatch, the enigmatic N Degree 2639 model, that was owned by the Queen of Naples. The exhibition will showcase the contemporary Reine de Naples collection as well as the flawless Haute Joaillerie creations that define the brand today and depict horology at its finest.CalendaradvertisementadvertisementDates that mean something.Glorious Goodwood, held in Sussex annually, is attended by over 100,000 people who love the sheer power and adrenalin rush that accompanies horse racing. Take the reins and visit goodwood.co.uk for more information.The Sziget Music Festival to be held in Hungary is one of the hottest music festivals on the circuit that offers some amazing music and a whole range of adventure activities. You also get to camp in the splendid city of Budapest during this time.The Pebble Beach Concourse in California is the place you need to be if you are an automobile fanatic. One of the world best competitions on four wheels, the vehicles are judged on style and speed.Walk that talk Eventful couture shows from the last season.Much ado about fashionIf fashion is all about making a statement, these shows were a the toast of the couturiers with either controversy or unpredictable themes stealing the show. Jean Paul Gaultier: The French designer paid a tribute to Amy Winehouse at the Paris Couture Week with a catwalk show. The models were dressed to emulate the late singer complete with the winged eyeliner, the trademark beehive hair and sported an occasional cigarette. But this sentiment was not respected by critics and her family who found the gesture to be in very poor taste.Givenchy:The label left behind the dainty pinks and pretty pearls for something more spunky. Taking basketball as the theme Riccardo Tisci mixed raw couture with delicate embroidery and gave a finishing touch with heavy zips and studs.TalkNews for kicking out the blues.Back to basicsIn a time when the past is an inspiration for fashion, Swiss watchmaker Piaget dug into its old collections to pull out unique pieces which capture a stellar period in its history. The brand’s recently inaugurated exhibit, Jewellery Magic, at the Piaget Time Gallery in Geneva showcases its gem studded, slender timepieces which remain intrinsically timeless. This historical retrospective is designed to be experienced like a walk through time and is composed of pieces such as the 1963 ring watch in yellow gold and diamonds, the 1981 high jewellery pocket watch which has diamonds and rubies set in yellow gold and the 1983 cigar cutter watch with 404 diamonds set in yellow gold.Watch outFrench luxury giant Louis Vuitton opened its first store dedicated exclusively to fine jewellery and watch making in its birth city, Paris. Built under the roof of a 17th century townhouse, the haute joaillerie workshop allows craftsmen to express the full extent of their talent and produce exceptional pieces. It houses the label’s new collection, L’Ame du Voyage which has been designed by Lorenz Baumer and takes inspiration from Paris.advertisementOver the moonHoliday on the moon by paying $150 million? with Excalibur Almaz’s expedition which uses a modernised Soviet-era space vehicle for the 500,000-mile journey. Participants will undergo rigorous training for at least six months before the trip. If you have the money, the sky is the limit.Bamboo banga Gucci’s exclusive bag collection for India is slated to be the hottest piece of arm candy this season. These elegantly trimmed bags with bamboo-fringed tassels and a lock will be available in three types of leather: gold crocodile; a gold perforated diamante pattern on black leather; and a refined pastel pink. Each of these bags will feature an ‘India Exclusive’ tag. These gorgeous bags will be available in Gucci boutiques in Mumbai and New Delhi starting September.The spice cellar: Black velvetChristopher GirschIn Vino Veritas. In wine there is truth. And music too, especially if you are talking about the Gruner Veltliner. How can you not love Gruner Veltliner? This grape variety is the liquid complement to Austrian classical music. Just like genres in music vary so do varietals with this grape: from light, like Johann Strauss II (The Blue Danube), to the more compact and versatile music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Wine has been an integral part of Austria’s culture for more than two thousand years. Even today, you will fine Roman cellars, medieval villages and Baroque monasteries throughout the Austrian wine regions.In Austria, winemaking is a generational occupation with mainly smallscale family wineries; it has long been common for grandparents, parents and children to work together under the same roof. This secures the easy and convenient transfer of skill and passion from generation to generation.The exciting range of Austrian wines is enhanced by the different types of soil, such as the rocky Danube terraces, the massive layers of loess in Weinviertel, and the volcanic soil found in the Kamptal. While Grner Veltliner is cultivated all over Austria, its heart is in lower Austria (Niederosterreich), and especially in the sub-regions of the Wachau, Weinviertel, Kamptal and Kremstal, where vineyards planted on top sites enable Grner Veltliner to be its best.Gruner Veltliner is Austria’s most important white grape variety, accounting for around one third of all white grapes planted. This wine can sate the pleasures of varying palates: from light-bodied, fruity, easy drinking wines to full-bodied, complex, and age-worthy wines.Gruner Veltliner is a reasonably aromatic grape variety and classic aromas include stone fruit, citrus, grass, lentils, fresh green beans, spice and white pepper (called Pfefferl in the Austrian dialect).At the dining table Gruner Veltliner is engagingly flexible, but never overwhelms with powerful aromas. In my opinion, the aspects to think about are the bright acidity and slightly spicy kick of the grape, which works with most food varieties, but more specifically it pairs very well with spicy Asian dishes.The lighter fruity styles are perfect for simple sipping or to pair with the more complex flavours and textures of Asian cuisine. The more classic and fuller-bodied, mineral-driven styles hold their own at the table with various fish, pork and poultry dishes. Here, the signature bright acidity helps cut through any fat and the spiciness provides a delightful contrast as well as a fine compliment to a wide range of dishes.Let’s hope that Gruner Veltliner will be the next New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This could make it a real global grape and it could, and in my opinion should, achieve as much fame as Sauvignon Blanc. Gruner Veltliner-“The grape which will make you smile” Prost!
Welcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the first cricket Test match between India and New Zealand from the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Score | PhotosIndia vs New Zealand Day 32:58 pm | Play has been called off. So rain has the final say in a day dominated by India, thanks to R Ashwin’s impressive six-wicket haul in the first innings. Still 2 more days to go, so plenty of time for India to bowl New Zealand out (and then bat again if necessary). All of that though, only if weather permits. Following on, New Zealand are 41/1 in the second innings. 1st innings: India 348 (Pujara 159), NZ (Franklin 43 n.o. ; Ashwin 6/31, Ojha 3/44)2:20 PM: More bad news. It is pouring at the moment. Chances of further play look bleak.2:05 pm | Pictures coming in show that more covers are coming on. It is still very dark. There is only a drizzle right now but looks like only a matter of time before it starts pelting down. The light too was a concern even after the floodlights were turned on. 1:53 pm | Bad light stops play! It is extremely dark as well. The flood lights are on. The umpires are having a chat. Looks like they’re walking off now. Bad light? Or are they concerned about the weather? The covers are coming on now. Play has been stopped! New Zealand are 41/1 at the stage with opener Brendon McCullum batting on 16 and Kane Williamson on 3.Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease1:35 pm | 14.3 overs: WICKET! Ojha takes his first one of the innings. This wicket has been a spinners paradise. Ojha to Guptill, out Lbw!! Lucky Ojha this time! Not sure Gould has got it right this time, but Guptill finds himself walking back eventually. Error in judgement has cost him here – this was very full and pitched on off, Guptill offered no shot and shouldered arms, the ball hit him in front of off stump but might have turned away. Guptill lbw b Ojha 16(38) [4s-3] (NZ 26/1 in 14.3 overs)advertisement1:25 pm | 12.6 overs: DROPPED! Oops Virat spilled it. Ojha to Guptill, no run, catch dropped by Kohli at 2nd slip. Tough chance, but one would expect someone like Kohli to take those. Good bowling by Ojha – fires it in and gets it to turn off the track, Guptill pokes and gets a thick edge which goes quickly to 2nd slip, Kohli goes with his left hand and the ball pops out. NZ are 22/0 at the stage with Guptill (15) and McCullum (5) in the middle.12:44 pm | 0.6 overs: Ojha to Brendon McCullum, no run, tight line and length on the off, McCullum gets forward and defends it.Guptill and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Ojha will open the attack 12:40 pm | SECOND SESSIONLUNCH UPDATE: India enforce follow onSESSION SUMMARY: Just a 90 minute session but India have managed to bowl out New Zealand. Umesh Yadav started the day by dismissing van Wyk and the spinners took over after that. Ashwin came in to bowl late in the session but wrapped up the tail very quickly to end with a 6 wicket haul. Franklin looked solid at the other end, but he got absolutely no support from his teammates. That will be lunch on day 3. New Zealand will have to bat again after 40 minutes, so join us at 12:40.New Zealand 1st innings: 159 all out (James Franklin 43 n.o. ; R Ashwin 6/31, Pragyan Ojha 3/44)12:00 pm | 61.3 overs: WICKET! Superb! Ashwin took six wickets in the innings and NZ are all out for 159 – the same total that Cheteshwar Pujara scored. Ashwin to Chris Martin, out Bowled!! Hah, make that 34 ducks. Extreme consistency from Chris Martin, almost unimaginable. Perfect flight, pitches on off and turns back in, Martin offered a defensive stroke but the ball founds its way through to the stumps. Ashwin ends with 6 wickets to his name, and Franklin watches helplessly from the other end. Chris Martin b Ashwin 0(1) (NZ 159/10 in 61.3 overs)Chris Martin, right handed bat, comes to the crease11:56 am | 61.2 overs: WICKET! A fiver for Ashwin! Ashwin to Boult, out Caught by Gambhir!! 5 wickets for Ashwin. His 3rd 5 wicket haul in Test cricket. Once again flights it up, Boult pushes at it and gets a thick inside edge off his pads to short leg. Ashwin has a huge smile on his face as he celebrates with his team-mates. Only a wicket away from bowling out New Zealand now… Boult c Gambhir b Ashwin 4(15) [4s-1] (159/9 in 61.2 overs)Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the creaseadvertisement11:38 am | 57.3 overs: WICKET! And Ashwin gets his fourth wicket. Ashwin to Jeetan Patel, out Caught&Bowled!! Very good catch that by Ashwin. Tough to take those off your own bowling but he did well. Nicely tossed up delivery, Jeetan Patel looks to drive but the bat turns in his hands, it flew back low to Ash who dived forward and got his huge hands under the ball. Jeetan Patel c and b Ashwin 10(21) [4s-1] (NZ 153/8 in 57.3 overs)Jeetan Patel, right handed bat, comes to the crease11:15 am | 51.4 overs: WICKET! And Ojha gets his third wicket…he matches up with Ashwin…it’s neck and neck for them. Ojha to Doug Bracewell, out Stumped!! Lovely bowling. Really good bowling. Bracewell once again used his feet and came down the ground, Ojha saw him coming, gave it flight and slowed it up in the air, Bracewell threw his bat at it but the ball turned away past his edge. Easiest of stumpings for Dhoni who takes out all the 3 stumps. Franklin is waging a lone battle at the other end… Doug Bracewell st Dhoni b Ojha 17(25) [4s-2] (NZ 141/7 in 51.4 overs)Doug Bracewell, right handed bat, comes to the crease10:38 pm | 43.4 overs: WICKET! And Umesh gets a quick one. Umesh Yadav to van Wyk, out Lbw!! That’s the first wicket of the day, and the first wicket for an Indian seamer. Was it a good decision though? We’ll wait for a few replays. Yadav banged it in short, van Wyk looked to pull but the ball skidded on and hit him on the back thigh. Height was probably a factor, but it doesn’t matter now. NZ are 6 down. van Wyk lbw b Umesh Yadav 0(14) (NZ 111/6 in 43.4 overs)10:30 am | Finally, we’re ready for a start. Pace to start proceedings..9:50 am | The groundstaff have done a great job. We’re starting at 10:30. It’s drying well and it’s looking good for a start at 10:30. The forecast is for more rain but we’ll see as it goes. Play can be extended till 5:30 PM if necessary.9:40 am | Tt has been raining continuously from the morning. Good news is that it has stopped now, but the outfield is still wet. The umpires are having a look at the wicket. Duncan Fletcher is there too, and surprisingly, he is seen having a big smile on his face. Don’t see that too often.. DAY 2 SCORE: 1st inns – NZ 106/5 (K Williamson 32; Ashwin 3/30, Ojha 2/35), Ind 438 (Pujara 159, Dhoni 73, Kohli 58; J Patel 4/100) DAY 2 SUMMARY: The spinners have put India firmly in the driver’s seat. There was something on the track to help and they made excellent use of it to never let the pressure off the Kiwis. Ojha struck in his very first over and Ashwin did one better by striking with his first ball. None of the New Zealand batsmen attempted to break the shackles either. Kane Williamson batted stubbornly before perishing late in he day. Franklin has been at the wicket for a long time and New Zealand need to score some quick runs to release some pressure. It is not going to be easy against the Indian spinners though.advertisement
The newly formed Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) is going to be a pampered lot, at least financially. DU is planning to increase the financial outlay of DUSU significantly this year. While each union every year received nearly Rs 4 lakh to spend on student welfare activities and their plan of action so far, it may go up as much as three times this year, supposedly for better and some ‘serious’ functioning of DUSU.”We still have to figure out the exact amount we have received from colleges for DUSU. But we have decided to increase it from this year so that they can conduct their job well and reach out to more colleges,” a senior DU official said.Ajay Chhikara, who was the DUSU president in the last academic session, added that his team was allocated Rs 3.67 lakh to carry out DUSU activities for one year. While he was the only member from NSUI, the other three office-bearers were from the rival party, ABVP.”We got the money to hold student-related welfare activities, cultural programmes and to carry out our day-to-day activities. But just Rs 3.67 lakh was not enough to cater to 51 colleges affiliated to DUSU,” Chhikara said. “However, things are set to change as DUSU will no longer be cash-strapped. Earlier, every student had to pay Rs 5 towards DUSU fund as part of the total fee. That amount went up to Rs 20 per student this year. After all calculations, we expect that the new union should get something around Rs 19 lakh,” he added.advertisementWhile DUSU leaders had been quite popular till a few years ago, they have remained relatively unproductive over last few times. DU officials say this is primarily because of lack of initiative on their part and also because DUSU lacked unity as its members came from different student parties. With NSUI holding three out of four posts, it remains to be seen if the office-bearers can use absorb the hike in their budget judiciously.For now, they seem a little clueless though. Arun Hooda, the current president of DUSU, said on Sunday that he had many sports and cultural programmes lined up. “We will soon decide our plan of action,” he said. The new DUSU panel was elected on September 14 and the winners assumed office three days later on September 17.
Though traditionally seen as dull but among the most hardworking students in any institute, economics undergraduates have been found to have nearly five sexual partners since starting university classes.A survey of 4,656 undergraduates from 100 British universities conducted by the StudentBeans.com website also found that those studying environmental science had less than two sexual partners, the Daily Mail reported.Undergraduates studying economics had an average of 4.88 sexual partners, followed by those studying social work, community care and counselling (4.7 partners).Next were students of marketing (4.57 partners), while those studying leisure, hospitality, tourism and retail said they had 4.56 sexual partners on average since starting university. Students of agriculture (4.44) came fifth in the table.Other courses that made the top ten for sexual partners included engineering and sports science. At the bottom of the list came those studying environmental sciences who reported having 1.71 sexual partners on average, while those studying Theology were second from bottom with 2.13 partners, the daily said.A small minority of students- just nine percent- rated sex as the most important thing in their university life, compared to more than half (52 percent) who said friends were most important, the Mail reported.
PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Calvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO–Playing with an immeasurable amount of energy right from the get-go, Phoenix Pulse went on to blow Blackwater to smithereens, 114-95, on Friday night as the Fuel Masters kept their unbeaten run going in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.With a balanced offensive and a defensive stand that didn’t budge an inch, the Fuel Masters led by as large as 85-48 on the way to improving their league-leading record to 4-0–the only unblemished card remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next President Xi ‘hates’ doping, vows tough stance for Beijing 2022 US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES MOST READ It was a truly bad night for the Elite, who came into the game fresh from a 111-99 upset of Rain or Shine but hardly played with the form they displayed in that game. Blackwater dropped to a 1-3 card.After three quarters, only JC Intal, from among coach Louie Alas’ starters, wasn’t in twin digits in scoring and Phoenix already had a total of five in that stretch counting Calvin Abueva who came off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPhoenix was already ahead by 19 after the first quarter and it would have gotten uglier than it already was had the Elite not come up with a 15-0 run near the end of the third period. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments
Maxi Rodriguez celebrates after scoring in the penalty shootout against Netherlands Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.Argentina will play Germany in Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.Team Lineups(from):Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen; Ron Vlaar, Stefan De Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi (Daryl Janmaat, 46th), Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Wesley Sneijder, Nigel De Jong (Jordy Clasie, 62nd); Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie (Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 96th)Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez (Rodrigo Palacio, 81st); Gonzalo Higuain (Sergio Aguero, 82nd), Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Lavezzi (Maxi Rodriguez, 101st)
Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine football chief LeBron James’ 33, clutch 3 lift Lakers past Anthony Davis’ Pelicans SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Tim Hardaway Jr. had one of the late Dallas 3s and finished with 20 points, while Dirk Nowitzki hit one early in the fourth for a five-point lead and finished with 11 points in the 40-year-old’s first home start in his record 21st season with the same franchise.Indiana’s Myles Turner, a former high school standout in the Dallas area, scored 13 points. Thaddeus Young had 11.TIP-INSPacers: C Kyle O’Quinn was given a flagrant 1 for a hard foul that sent Doncic to the floor in the first quarter. Doncic, who was going for a dunk when O’Quinn met him in midair, also lost a shoe on the play. … G Tyreke Evans was out with food poisoning, and F Domantas Sabonis was out with a sprained left ankle.Mavericks: Doncic has 16 turnovers in two games. He had seven two nights after a season-high nine. … Dallas has three 20-point scorers in the same game for the second straight game after failing to do that in the first 59 contests of the season. … F Dwight Powell scored 12 points. … G Devin Harris had five points on his 36th birthday, including a circus layup in the first halfFORMER MAVS PARADEMatthews, who got a nice ovation when the starters were announced, wasn’t the only former Dallas guard for Indiana. Darren Collison (seven points, four assists) was with the Mavericks in 2012-13, while Doug McDermott (three points) spent part of last season with them.In the second quarter, the Mavericks played a video tribute to Matthews, who stood up from the Indiana huddle on the bench and waved to the fans. “I was surprised, not with the reception, but with the tribute,” said Matthews, who spent three-plus seasons in Dallas. “I’m grateful for all the people here in Dallas. I just wish they would have lost tonight.”UP NEXTPacers: Minnesota at home Thursday, with Timberwolves going for first two-game season sweep since 2006-07. View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 22 points as Indiana lost consecutive games for the first time since the last of a season-high four straight losses on Jan. 31. Indiana had won eight of 10 coming into the game.“It’s a great home team,” Matthews said of the Mavericks, who are playoff long shots in the Western Conference but improved to 21-10 at home. “They do tend to make more shots at home. Couple breakdowns on the defensive end kind of get them in rhythm early.”The Mavericks were in a rhythm late too, making their last six 3-pointers in the final six minutes. That clutch stretch was capped by another shot from well behind the arc by Doncic for a 110-101 lead with 40 seconds remaining.Doncic hit the clincher in front of the Indiana bench and stared in that direction, saying after the game that an assistant coach had been talking trash throughout the game. He also had some good-natured banter with his former backcourt mate in Matthews.“He’s my guy,” said Doncic, who was matched up with Matthews most of the game. “He was talking a lot in the game. It was real fun.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) defends as Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) works to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic made a long 3-pointer on a pass from Jalen Brunson before getting the ball to his fellow Dallas rookie for another big bucket from behind the arc.The first-year sensation’s final game as a teenager turned into a big night for the two-time NCAA champion from Villanova as well.ADVERTISEMENT Mavericks: Memphis at home Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Doncic had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Brunson scored a season-high 24 points and the Mavericks ended a five-game losing streak with a 110-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.Doncic, the only teenager in NBA history with multiple triple-doubles, didn’t have a shot at his fifth late. But the budding star and No. 3 overall draft pick who turns 20 Thursday had two of his seven assists on a pair of key 3-pointers, one of those by Brunson for an eight-point lead with a minute to go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’m there to help keep the energy,” said Brunson, a second-round pick who was 9 of 14 from the field and had five assists. “Obviously Luka means a lot to this team, but I try to play pickup defense and stay available for my teammates. I’m there to play hard.”Wesley Matthews scored 20 points in his first game against his former team after going to New York in Dallas’ blockbuster deal with the Knicks. Matthews signed with the Pacers as a free agent. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In contrast to how poorly the Jazz started the game, Utah dominated from that point with hustle, defense and a combination of long-range shooting and dunks. The Jazz outscored the Bucks 39-14 after the early deficit, with the crescendo coming when Favors got knocked down and then got up and dunked with force while getting fouled. Utah led 53-46 lead at halftime.Antetokounmpo played without restriction at Los Angeles on Friday after sitting out with right knee soreness on Monday at Chicago and being limited to 24 minutes on Wednesday at Sacramento.TIP-INSBucks: Tony Snell appeared to hurt his shoulder badly on a nasty fall in the first half. He punched a chair and kicked a sign in frustration on his way to the locker room, but then returned to the court before halftime. … The Bucks shot 32.6 percent and had 12 turnovers in the first half. … The Bucks shot just 38.5 percent on 3s and 2s.Jazz: Former Jazz greats Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton and Mehmet Okur all attended the game … Raul Neto missed the game with a tight hamstring. … Utah scored 24 points off 15 Milwaukee turnovers.UP NEXTBucks: Visit Phoenix on Monday.Jazz: Host New Orleans on Monday. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end While Antetokounmpo sat in the fourth quarter, the Jazz went on 17-2 run on the strength of Mitchell’s drives to the basket. It was back and forth the rest of the way.Antetokounmpo relished going against Gobert, the reigning defensive player of the year, in space but also often initiated the offense and played the ball handler role on the pick-and-roll. Antetokounmpo scored or assisted on the first 15 points of a 17-2 spurt as the Bucks extended a 73-71 lead to a 90-73 advantage.Malcolm Brogdon was out with plantar fasciitis and Eric Bledsoe was a late scratch because of a bad back, so Antetokounmpo started at point guard even though he was originally being listed as questionable with right foot soreness.Antetokounmpo powered a 23-4 run bridging the second and third quarters to put the Bucks back in front, 64-57. Time after time, the Greek big man bullied Utah’s vaunted front line as he drove the lane and finished at the rim.Facing one of the tallest lineups in NBA history with the five Bucks averaging more than 6-foot-10, the Jazz fell behind 11-0 and didn’t score until Mitchell hit a pair of free throws with 8:41 left in the first quarter. Lopez had six blocked shots in the first six minutes of the contest as the Bucks led by as many as 14.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 43 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes, but missed three free throws in the final 10 seconds.On a night during which Rudy Gobert was ineffective, Derrick Favors had 23 points and tied a career best with 18 rebounds. Joe Ingles had 14 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who won their fourth straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKhris Middleton scored 29 points and Brook Lopez had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Bucks, whose seven-game winning streak was snapped on the second night of a back-to-back.In an incredible game of runs, the Jazz made the plays down the stretch to outlast the team with the best record in the league. Utah has won 17 consecutive games against the Bucks at home. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Steph Curry scores 28, carries Warriors over 76ers View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 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 P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 46 points and led the Utah Jazz from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 115-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.Mitchell scored 19 in the final 8:10 of the game, including a 28-foot jumper with 43.7 seconds left that put Utah up 111-105. Mitchell could have made the game a bit less suspenseful, but missed two free throws with a three-point lead with 12.7 seconds left. He did make two foul shots with 8.6 seconds remaining, helping seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT
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 LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “There wasn’t a lot of juice in the game but we’ve got to play them,” Nurse said.Powell said the game gave Toronto an opportunity to fine-tune some things before the playoffs.“We’ve got to take advantage of these games and really work on some things with lineups, foundational defense, our offensive flow, pace, to get ready for the postseason,” he said.Wayne Selden scored 20 points and Shaquille Harrison had 15 as the Bulls lost for the seventh time in nine games. Chicago has lost two straight following a modest two-game winning streak.After making 2 of 16 attempts from 3-point range in their previous game, a 31-point loss to Utah, Chicago fared better from long range in this one, connecting on 8 of 23 attempts.Toronto led 56-41 at halftime and took an 85-72 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSBulls: Boylen is unsure if Markkanen will be able to play Wednesday against Portland. … G Kris Dunn (back) did not dress. … Markkanen missed his first seven shot attempts. Marakkanen made 6 of 20 attempts in Saturday’s loss to Utah.Raptors: Toronto signed G Jodie Meeks for the remainder of the season. Meeks appeared in two games with the Raptors last month while on a 10-day contract. … This was the first of three straight games against opponents who have at least 50 defeats. Toronto plays at New York on Thursday and visits Chicago Saturday. It’s the first time in Raptors history they’ve faced three consecutive 50-loss teams.FINE AT THE LINE Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Chicago forward Lauri Markkanen left after shooting 2 for 10 in 16 first-half minutes. Bulls coach Jim Boylen said Markkanen was suffering from fatigue.“He was feeling a little sluggish,” Boylen said. “We just felt it was the right thing to do to keep him out the second half. He’s been practicing hard, he’s been playing hard.”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, logisticsMarkkanen’s departure further weakened a Bulls lineup that was already without leading scorer Zach LaVine (bruised right thigh, right knee tendinitis) and forward Otto Porter Jr. (strained right rotator cuff). LaVine sat for the third straight game and Poerter missed his fourth straight.“It’s no secret we’re short-handed but I was really proud of our guys for battling and competing,” Boylen said. “We hung in there.” Google Philippines names new country director Toronto suffered its own injury setback when forward OG Anunoby left with 4:10 remaining in the fourth after he was accidentally hit in the head in a collision with Chicago’s Brandon Sampson. Anunoby stayed down for a few moments before being helped to the locker room. Anunoby, who scored 10 points in 25 minutes, said he felt dizzy following the hit but added that he felt “fine” after the game.The Raptors said Anunoby passed the concussion protocol and will be evaluated again Wednesday.Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry each scored 14 points before sitting out the final quarter, and Pascal Siakam had 13 points. The Raptors never trailed and avoided their first three-game home losing streak of the season. After losing to Oklahoma City last Friday, Toronto lost to Charlotte on Sunday on a half-court buzzer-beater by Jeremy Lamb.The Raptors improved to 30-9 at home. It’s the second straight season they’ve won at least 30 home games, and the fourth time in franchise history they’ve reached the mark.All 12 Raptors players scored at least two points as Toronto coach Nick Nurse gave his bench plenty of minutes against the lowly Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The teams combined to make 33 of 36 free throw attempts. Toronto made all 16 of its foul shots, while Harrison, Markkanen and Sampson each missed one.THIEVERYLeonard matched his season-high with six steals. His career-high is seven.TOO MANY MISTAKESThe Bulls committed 18 turnovers, leading to 25 points for the Raptors.“Too many turnovers for us,” Boylen said.UP NEXTBulls: Host Portland on Wednesday night.Raptors: At New York on Thursday night. MOST READ UAAP volleyball: UST bounces back from tough loss, crushes Adamson for 6th win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) scores as Chicago Bulls guard Wayne Selden (14) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO— Already undermanned when the game began, the Chicago Bulls lost another key player at halftime of their latest loss.Norman Powell scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 16 and the Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 112-103 on Tuesday night, their eighth consecutive win over the struggling Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT View comments