Lyceum routs St. Benilde to stretch unbeaten run to 11

first_imgRobredo: 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 Edward Dixon made the most of the extended garbage time and poured 19 of his 27 points in the second half, to go with five rebounds, while Clement Leutcheu got 13 markers and 20 boards in the defeat.The Blazers suffered their fifth straight loss to go down to 2-9.The Scores:LYCEUM 83 – Perez 14, Ayaay 12, Nzeusseu 10, Caduyac 9, Pretta 9, Jc. Marcelino 7, Baltazar 7, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 2, Marata 2, Cinco 0, Liwag 0, Serrano 0.ST. BENILDE 69 – Dixon 27, Leutcheu 13, Belgica 10, Domingo 6, Johnson 5, Sta. Maria 4, Castor 2, Naboa 2, Pili 0, San Juan 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu also chimed in a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in the win, as Lyceum remained unbeaten after 11 games.“Every game, our mindset is we don’t look at the standings because we’re already battling our own race. It’s already about us at this point,” said deputy coach Jeff Perlas, who came in the press room for coach Topex Robinson.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 openingThough the Pirates led by as high as 21, their 23 turnovers helped the Blazers catch up and trim the lead to just 14 to finish the game, something which Perlas raised as a remaining concern for the team.“We’re far from being satisfied because of our turnovers. We have to take care of the ball. The effort of the team is always there, but we have to acknowledge that teams have started to catch up on us. We have to find a way to adjust to their adjustments,” he said. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Super letdown: Patriots routed in 2nd half, Chiefs win 42-27 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum ran roughshod of St. Benilde for an 83-69 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez commandeered the fight for the Pirates as he scattered 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals, while MJ Ayaay got 12 markers, four boards, and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Quarters: 23-10, 46-30, 66-53, 83-69. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Shaken by Chiefs, Pirates take shot at Final 4 vs Altas

first_imgMOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans San Sebastian hopes to stay in the thick of the fight for the last Final Four berth as it collides with St. Benilde at 4 p.m.Coming off a 76-65 loss to San Beda, the Stags face the dangerous Blazers, who turned in their best performance of the season last Thursday when they beat the Altas, 83-55.But while San Sebastian is hoping to stay in step with Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College, which won their games last Tuesday, St. Benilde, with a 3-9 record, is looking to avoid early elimination.The Altas, who have a 4-7 record, have shown flashes of competitive fire against the top teams in the league.Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican hopes MVP leader Prince Eze and veterans GJ Ylagan, AJ Coronel, Keith Pido and Gab Dagangon can rise to the challenge and pin a first loss on the Pirates.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups But while the Pirates have been untouchable this season, they nearly fell on the wrong end of an upset last Friday before surviving the Arellano Chiefs, 94-92.Lyceum coach Topex Robinson hopes the narrow win will serve as a wake-up call for the Pirates to not take other teams for granted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I was actually ready for my speech, telling the team that we’re not invincible,” said Robinson. “But the lesson there is that if we’re not gonna play our basketball, any team could beat us.”The Pirates have a wide array of weapons though as the likes of Reymar Caduyac, MJ Ayaay and JV and JC Marcelino stepped up down the stretch when CJ Perez fouled out. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the midst of a historic run, Lyceum shoots for a first Final Four appearance when it clashes with Perpetual Help on Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who have won their first 12 games of the season, can clinch the first postseason berth since joining the league in 2009 if they beat the Altas in the 2 p.m. duel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So, Aronian held to semis drawslast_img read more

Fight club

first_imgHer statuesque proportions and arresting face got the entire nation re-evaluating its idea of wrestlers when she first appeared on the TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2009. Twenty-seven year-old Sonika Kaliraman is now using her new found popularity to improve the state of women wrestlers and to fight for,Her statuesque proportions and arresting face got the entire nation re-evaluating its idea of wrestlers when she first appeared on the TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2009. Twenty-seven year-old Sonika Kaliraman is now using her new found popularity to improve the state of women wrestlers and to fight for open trials across the country for the Commonwealth Games. Even though the latter seems to be a battle lost, she believes that she tried her best and is focusing more on the former for the moment. “I live for my game,” she says.One would not expect anything less from someone whose father was the legendary wrestler Master Chandgi Ram. When she was 15, her father came home and showed her and her three sisters a newspaper clipping, it was that of Diana Hayden who had just won the Miss World crown, “This is what you girls are going to be like,” he said. Kaliraman was ecstatic, “I thought, he’s going to put us in modeling,” laughs the 6ft stunner. But then, their father showed them the picture of Laila Ali, daughter of Mohammed Ali who was winning boxing championships and said that they could do the same. “We were shocked as we had all grown up in an extremely protected environment and here was our father initiating us into wrestling, which was a completely male sport.” Of the three sisters, Kailraman was the one who showed the most potential and it was her that Chandgi Ram invested his dreams in. A veteran wrestler himself, he won a gold at the 1970 Asian Games and represented the country in the 1972 Olympics. He wanted his daugher to bring home the same honour and put her through rigorous practice. “I would come home after training, with my salwar kameezin tatters and my mother would be mortified, but there was always something exciting about putting on my training shoes and gearing up for a fight,” she says. But all was not always pleasant, as men were still not used to seeing women wrestle and many accused Chandgi Ram of defiling the game by initiating his daughter into it.There was a time in 1998 when the girls went for a match in Haryana and were pushed out of the wrestling arena as the men were not ready for them. Her father’s hardwork eventually paid off when she won a silver medal in the 72kg category in the National Wrestling Championship in 1998.When Kaliraman was 17, she begged for a break from wrestling so that she could secure good marks in her Class 10 exams in order to realise her life long dream of studying science. But the World Cadet Championship in Poland came up and she was packed off to a camp in the European Union. “I am fanatical about science, but I had to give up my passion to follow my father’s and it is not a decision I regret,” she says. Ever since, there has been no looking back. In her 12-year career, she has won 16 titles at the national level and has participated in several international events. She secured third position in the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament last year, held annually in the memory of the world freestyle wrestling champion in the USA and also represented India at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.Even though winning titles was a high, one thing that plagued her was what if she was never able to live a regular life. “In our communities, girls are taught to be docile, but I was so frightening, no boy dared to say a thing to me,” she laughs. But in February 2009, she met her match in NRI Siddharth Malik, a real estate entrepreneur, and married him, settling in Fontana City, California. In the country at the moment, due to a tussle with the Wrestling Federation of India as she feels there were unfair trials for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, she has been petitioning for open trials across the country. The only reason she did so is because it was her father’s last wish-he died this June of a cardiac arrest. “Ever since I started training under him I used to refer to him as Guruji.We never had a direct conversation. He spoke to me after 12 years this June only to tell me to not give up and fight my cause and here I am,” she says. Even though her career maybe momentarily at a standstill due to the rejection of her petition by the Delhi High Court, she says that she will be making her move once she has weighed her pros and cons thoroughly. In the meantime, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day, you can find her in a dilapidated room full of mats, wearing a T-shirt and track pants, doing what she does best, getting ready for combat and training for yet another day.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Calendar of events

first_imgOctober 15, 2010: Adora-the great Mumbai jewellry festival is on. A chance to gift your loved ones scintillating jewellry from Adora Diamonds. October 16, 2010: Zarine Khan & Bina Aziz present an exhibition for exclusive children’s merchandise at Tradition Art, Sanjay Plaza, Juhu. October 17, 2010: Jean-Claude Biguine will be,October 15, 2010: Adora-the great Mumbai jewellry festival is on. A chance to gift your loved ones scintillating jewellry from Adora Diamonds.October 16, 2010: Zarine Khan & Bina Aziz present an exhibition for exclusive children’s merchandise at Tradition Art, Sanjay Plaza, Juhu.October 17, 2010: Jean-Claude Biguine will be launching his new salon at Juhu for which he will be throwing a big Sunday brunch party. October 19, 2010: All new Patchi Wedding Collection includes chocolates wrapped in creme ribbons and embellished with heart shaped crystal rings. October 20, 2010: Scabrous Allure-ceramic sculptures exhibitions by Shitanshu G. Maurya being held at Tao Art Gallery between 11 am to 7 pm. October 21, 2010: Exhibition of Pakistan based artist Khalil Chishtee at New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road. October 22, 2010: NCPA organises Lokpriya, an evening of ghazals with classical music maestro Hariharan. Catch him live at 6.30 pm.October 24, 2010: 212-A new European restaurant with a well stocked bar and a large dining area opens in 12-A, Hornby Vellard Estate, Worli.October 25, 2010: A painting and sculpture exhibition called ‘Fables & Folklore’is being put up by Jayasri Burman, at Jehangir Art Gallery.October 27, 2010: Eco-friendly products are on display at Mother Earth store. Head to Sobo Central, Tardeo, near Heera Panna. Ph- 3221 4501/02/03.October 28, 2010: Hong Kong Trade Development Council presents Lifestyle Expo Mumbai from 10 am at Grand Hyatt Exhibition ground. October 30, 2010: Artist Vijay Shinde depicts hallucination linked to Gods in colourful, geometric patterns. Exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, Worli. November 1, 2010: Start your month with Seema Kohli’s exhibition being held at The Museum Gallery, Kalaghoda, 6pm onwards. Sure to be a spectacle.November 2, 2010: Put on your dancing shoes as Dance Sport India announces its new batches for Salsa and Latin Ballroom dancing.November 5, 2010: Clowns from all over the world come down to Mumbai to perform a series of shows. For more information call 9987082100 November 6, 2010: Chef Sonjuhi Malhotra holds classes for making egg-less cakes at Navkar Building, Juhu.November 7, 2010: Women’s fashion accessory brand Holii has launched its festive collection in three ranges-Kushana, Kakatiya and Mughal. November 8, 2010: Max Mueller Bhavan screens the documentary movie ‘Dharavi- Slum for Sale’ that throws light on the lives of slum dwellers.November 11, 2010: The Max Mueller Bhavan is organising a film screening of ‘Megacities’ by Michael Glawogger at 6.30 pm today. Dont miss it. advertisementlast_img read more

ICC rules out Eden Gardens for World Cup match

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday ruled out Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens as the venue for its first match of the World Cup between India and England on February 27. The Eden GardensAn ICC inspection team, which visited Kolkata on Tuesday, deemed the stadium unfit to host the high-profile World Cup clash as it was still undergoing renovation despite the deadline to complete the work lapsed thrice. ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat pulled up the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for failing to meet the deadlines. “All venues had ample time to prepare for the World Cup matches. We had been understanding and had provided extensions to the deadline dates but unfortunately we are now at a point where we must carefully manage our risks,” Lorgat said. “Sadly, Eden Gardens in Kolkata was unable to meet the final deadline date of 25 January 2011. Eden Gardens has not made sufficient progress to justify the level of confidence required to confirm that the venue would be ready, Lorgat said, adding, “This was no easy decision to take and while it is most unfortunate, it is absolutely necessary.” BCCI blames CABBCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla tried to play down the development saying that lack of preparation at Eden Gardens was responsible for it, not the BCCI. He told Headlines Today that the new venue for the match was yet to be decided. He also denied any politics in shifting the venue. “They checked the venues. After visiting the Kolkata venue they felt that it could not be used for World Cup matches. CAB was quite confident that all construction work would be finished in time… but sometimes it happens. They couldn’t complete it. Most state associations have completed their job on time, but Kolkata could not,” Shukla said. Sources said Bangalore was among the front runners to grab the India-England match. The ICC team, comprising Van Furren Eugiene, Campbell Jamieson and Chris Tetley, had inspected the venue for over four hours with the media barred entry to the stadium. None of the members spoke to the media after the inspection. Fate of other matchesadvertisementAs construction activity was still underway at the stadium, which hosted the 1987 World Cup final, the Jagmohan Dalmiya-led CAB missed the deadlines to hand over the venue to the organisers. Eden Gardens was scheduled to host four matches. Apart from India-England match, it was to host Ireland-South Africa tie on March 15, Ireland-Holland on March 18 and Kenya-Zimbabwe on March 20. As things stand, the much-talked about press box and VIP enclosures of the stadium were still not ready. The bucket seats have not been fixed in the upper tiers of five blocks of A, B, C, K and L. Even the basic amenities like toilets were in a spot of bother with building materials strewn all over. CAB cries foulCAB joint secretary Biswaroop Dey said he had no idea why the ICC took such a drastic decision. On the other side, cricket operations manager of the stadium, Naresh ojha, made an open challenge to the ICC. He said, if the ICC wants “Eden Gardens can host a match even tomorrow”. CAB president Dalmiya at the time of latest inspection of the stadium had said it was a “routine ongoing process that happens before every match”. He had blamed the media for giving a wrong picture of the renovation of the historic venue.last_img read more

Mahindra’s new Verito launched at Rs 5.27 lakh

first_imgLooking to enhance its position in the entry level sedan segment, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday launched a new version of its Verito priced between Rs 5.27 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).The car will be available in both petrol and diesel options and will take on Maruti Suzukis DZire and Toyota Kirloskar Motors Etios. DZire is currently available between Rs 4.88 lakh and Rs 7.35 lakh, while Etios is sold at Rs 5.14-8.23 lakh.While the petrol variant powered by a 1.4 litre engine is priced at Rs 5.27 lakh and Rs 5.49 lakh for the two options, the diesel variant coming with 1.5 litre engine has three options priced between Rs 6.26 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh.”We have tripled Verito volume in the last two years. In the last fiscal we sold 18,000 units of the car and this year we are looking to outperform the industry growth,” Mahindra & Mahindra Chief Executive (automotive division) Pravin Shah told reporters.The new Verito is more expensive by Rs 7,000 to Rs 19,000 across different variants than earlier model.Shah said the company has an annual capacity of producing 20,000 units of Verito at its plant at Nashik in Maharashtra.M&M had taken licence from its erstwhile joint venture partner Renault to manufacture and sell sedan Logan in the Indian market when their association ended in 2010. Later, in April 2011 the company had relaunched the car and renamed it as Verito.The Indian auto major is currently working on a sub-four metre version of the Verito which will qualify for the excise duty benefit given on small cars.When asked if M&M would remain a single car company with its strength lying in utility and sports utility vehicles, Shah said: “We don’t mind being a single car company to the extent that if we are bringing value to the customers.”He declined to comment on whether M&M would develop new car models based on the Verito platform.Commenting on the company’s SUV model XUV500, Shah said since the company reopened bookings in June, it has received over 22,000 orders.M&M will be enhancing the output of the vehicle at its Chakan plant to 5,000 units a month by September-October from the current levels of 4,000 units per month.”As of now the waiting period of XUV500 is around 2-4 months,” he said.On exports, Shah said M&M plans to start shipping XUV500 to markets in Europe, South and Central America within this fiscal. Already the company is exporting to South Africa and Australia. advertisementlast_img read more

Mighty-PH sweeps touted Lebanon five for 3rd place

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants More importantly, the accessories and apparel team backed by SMDC, HealthCube, Go for Gold and Oriental Game closed out its campaign in the nine-day, 10-team invitational tournament on a strong note, a marked improvement from its woeful one-win showing on its tournament debut in 2017.“Overall, I think the stint was a successful campaign,” said Mighty Sports coach Charles Tiu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRandolph Morris finished with 11 points while top gun Justin Brownlee and Roosevelt Adams added 10 points each, but it was former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom who put on the finishing touches in a relatively easy windup.The 6-foot-10 Odom racked up eight points, five rebounds, two assists and a block. He nailed a triple for a comfortable 83-64 advantage with less than three minutes to play. 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 Rich ladies TCC lures us open champ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DUBAI—Mighty Sports-Philippines repeated over reigning Lebanon league titlist Homenetmen, 91-76, on Saturday night to finish third overall in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championships at Shabab Al Ahli Club gymnasium here.Former Ginebra stalwart Jett Manuel saved his best for last with a team-high 19 points, making all his seven attempts inside as Mighty-PH bounced back from a painful 89-84 loss to fancied Al Riyadi-Lebanon in the knockout semifinal round the other night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

World Cup downhill in Sochi called off for poor snow surface

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski World Cup women’s parallel slalom city event, celebrates on the podium with second-placed Germany’s Christina Geiger, left, and third-placed Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larsson, in Hammarbybacken, Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christine Olsson/TT via AP)KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The second-to-last women’s downhill of the World Cup season has been canceled in Russia after poor course conditions meant a mandatory training session was canceled for three straight days.The International Ski Federation said the Saturday morning race slot at the Rosa Khutor venue will now go to a super-G, which was scheduled for Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Shiffrin’s title is already a formality as both she and Vlhova, who are technical race specialists, are skipping the speed races this weekend.All other skiers trail at least 900 points behind Shiffrin, who has a career-best 14 World Cup wins this season. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 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 MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship A second super-G will be raced Sunday, using the vacant day to reschedule a race canceled in January at St. Anton, Austria, the governing body said Friday.The course is staging its first top-level Alpine ski races since the 2014 Sochi Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThis weekend, American star Mikaela Shiffrin will be mathematically confirmed as the winner of her third straight World Cup overall title.Shiffrin leads the standings by more than 700 points from her main rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia. With 100 points awarded for a win, only six races will remain when the circuit leaves Russia. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Roger Federer finishes with flurry of aces in 3rd round at Miami

first_imgAndreescu, who is tied for the WTA lead with 20 match victories this year, said she felt pain and tightness in the shoulder.“I’ve played so many matches,” the 18-year-old Canadian said. “I guess it’s just my body’s way of telling me it has had enough. The doctor said it’s nothing too serious, but the pain is there.”Andreescu said she will skip the tournament next week in Charleston, South Carolina, but plans to play the Fed Cup on April 20-21.She called a medical timeout after the first set to receive treatment, and received similar treatment during her third-round victory over Angelique Kerber, who afterward told Andreescu she was the “biggest drama queen ever.”Andreescu defeated Kerber in the Indian Wells final on March 17 for her first career title. The injury ended Andreescu’s bid to become the fourth woman to win Indian Wells and Miami back to back.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “We’re not robots,” Federer said. “I like when players show emotion like Filip did in that instant. It was a weird, strange, ridiculous point that I got very lucky to win somehow.”A little lucky and really good, Federer won 7-5, 6-3 Monday to reach the fourth round. He improved to 14-2 this year, signaling he’s a threat to win his fourth Miami title.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, logisticsHe’ll next play No. 13 Daniil Medvedev, who won a battle of dominating serves against 6-foot-11 qualifier Reilly Opelka, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (0). There were no service breaks but plenty of aces — 19 by Medvedev and 22 by Opelka.Among those departing in the women’s fourth round were Venus Williams and Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu. Williams lost to No. 2-seeded Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3, and Andreescu retired with a right shoulder injury while trailing Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 2-0. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16 LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates after defeating Filip Krajinovic, of Serbia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Roger Federer knew he had things going his way at the Miami Open when he hit three shots off his frame during a wild 17-stroke exchange and still won the point because Filip Krajinovic dumped a half volley into the net.Krajinovic quickly grabbed the ball and flipped it over the net as if continuing the rally, which drew cheers from the crowd and a smile from Federer.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I’m pretty upset,” she said. “But I really can’t complain, with what I’ve achieved.”Halep and Kontaveit were joined in the quarterfinals by Petra Kvitova, who faced only one break point and beat Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3. Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, is ranked a career-high No. 2 and will rise to No. 1 if she wins the title. No. 1 Naomi Osaka lost in the third round.Kvitova’s match was interrupted by rain for more than 90 minutes, and she took advantage.“I had a quick nap, which was really helpful,” she said.Federer was only slightly delayed on his way to victory. Serving in the final game, he smacked aces on the first three points, and then hit another ace that skipped off the line to seal the victory — or so it was ruled.While awaiting a replay review, Federer and Krajinovic walked to the net and discussed the call.“He thought it was in,” Federer said. “I’m thinking, ‘Why did he think that?’ It was quite clearly out.”Federer was correct, and when the call was overturned, he gave Krajinovic a wave as if to say, “See you in a minute.” He needed only one more serve to complete the victory. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img read more

4th ODI: Skipper Eoin Morgan helps England level series against Australia

first_imgEngland fast bowler David Willey, who wrecked Australia’s top order, hit the winning runs in the fourth one-day international in style- a six straight over the bowler John Hastings’ head. Chasing a target of 300, England lost a wicket early, but were steady later on as most of their top order batsmen contributed with handy knocks. Skipper Morgan hit a run-a-ball 92. He was involved in a 91-run partnership with Ben Stokes and a 58-run stand with Jonny Bairstow which proved crucial to the hosts’ chances.  Morgan was declared the man of the match. England needed to score at run-a-ball in the last ten overs of the match. Allrounder Moen Ali and pacer Liam Plunkett stayed calm under pressure and steered their team to victory.  Earlier in the match, Australia rode on Glenn Maxwell and Mathew Wade’s half centuries to finish on 299.   Aussies were rescued by Maxwell after they were troubled by swinging conditions at Headingley. Also read: There is no shame in making pitches favouring the hosts – Anderson The visitors, who opted to bat first, lost their openers Joe Burns and Aaron Finch cheaply and slumped to 30 for 3. Willey made the inroads by bagging the wickets of the three batsmen.Maxwell who came in at No. 5 counterattacked and steered Australia out of trouble. The attacking batsman partnered with George Bailey to add 137 more runs to the score before getting out on 85 (64 balls).England hit back  with three successive wickets to peg Australia back. But Hastings and wicketkeeper Mathew Wade helped the team set a target of 300 for England. Wade scored 50 runs off 26 balls with three sixes and three boundaries. Hastings chipped in with a knock of 34 runs. advertisementThe Aussies handed allrounder Marcus Stoinis his ODI debut after featuring in the Twenty20 at Cardiff.  Notably, Mitchell Starc was rested for the match.last_img read more