Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Nov
30

PH chinlone squad catches eye of gold-medal coach

first_imgView comments Malaysia, whose 60th Independence Day coincides with its fourth SEA Games hosting, is gunning for 111 golds, the same number it did in winning the 2001 edition. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “The Philippines is relatively new in this sport and given time, they will be a team to watch,” said Abdullah.The Filipinos dropped the gold medal match to the host Wednesday.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“This gold medal means a lot. It is the first step towards achieving our target. The players were excellent in controlling the ball. Their spirit was high,” added the Malaysian mentor.After winning the first gold of the 29th Southeast Asian Games, Malaysia sports minister YB Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin told the host’s athletes: “One down, 110 to go.” Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Rhemwil Catana and Johnjohn Bobier of Philippines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines sepak takraw chinlone team may not have won the gold, but it gained respect from the one that won it.Malaysia’s coach Mohd Yusoff Abdullah cited the Filipino’s natural flair in the sport that requires coordination and athleticism.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Reality hits PH netball athletes hard in Malaysia Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Nov
30

Hong Kong expects Standhardinger to play full season in ABL

first_imgMOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Interestingly, the 28-year-old Standhardinger makes his ABL debut against Alab Pilipinas on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena. Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next ‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comMike Heung, vice director of the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, shrugged off any concerns with the status of Christian Standhardinger on the team ahead of the new ABL season.A conflict looms following the application of Standhardinger for the 2017 PBA Draft but Heung is certain that the Fil-German big man will be with the Long Lions throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT “He signed a contract with our team and the contract he signed is for him to complete the ABL season, this season,” said Heung. “So I think a contract is a contract and he will play for us. He will play this season for us.”The 6-foot-7 Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in the draft set on Oct. 29 despite him likely to miss the 2018 Philippine Cup due to his commitments with Hong Kong.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 shutoutHeung said the addition of Standhardinger, who proved his worth in the international scene for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Jones Cup, Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon and Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, gives the Long Lions a defensive anchor.“He’s a very good player and he can help our team a lot especially defensively.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Nov
29

Pacman may end up fighting Alvarado

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWhile Manny Pacquiao doesn’t find Mike Alvarado a palatable foe on April 14, the eight-division world champion may yet sign the contract being dangled by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.That’s because agreeing to fight Alvarado rather than his opponent of choice, Lucas Matthysse, will assure Pacquiao of a bigger, more rewarding fight against either Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko in November.ADVERTISEMENT Padda hopes Lady Falcons find groove vs champs LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “That’s going to be up to Mr. Pacquiao,” Arum said. “I’m going to be like Switzerland having both of these guys. Both can make good money fighting Pacquiao and I’m going to let Manny, assuming everything works out in April, make the decision.”Pacquiao must hurdle Alvarado first if he wants another megabuck bout. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico And to make the offer even more enticing, Pacquiao will be given the leeway to choose between Crawford or Lomachenko, both of whom are regarded among the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.Preferring to pit his fighters against each other, Arum has Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) calendared to battle Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) in an ESPN card headlined by Crawford against Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 86-year-old Arum expects Pacquiao to score an impressive win, even via knockout, over Alvarado, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.Arum told Ring TV.com that Pacquiao’s fight in the fall will be against either Crawford, provided that he beats Horn, or Lomachenko. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Nov
29

D-League: Ebondo sizzles as CEU rebounds with rout of Akari-Adamson

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fortunately for Ebondo, the CEU locals also came out to play, with Joseph Manlangit contributing 13 markers and six boards, and Mark Neil Cruz chiming nine points and eight rebounds.The Scorpions caught the Falcons off guard early, racing to a 19-4 lead and breaking away in the second half, leading by as much as 23, 74-51.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s all about preparation. We really worked on our practice and that’s the reason why we got a good result today,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU lorded the boards, 57-42, with Akari-Adamson missing the services of Papi Sarr and Tyrus Hill. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Running event urges locals, tourists to ‘love Boracay’ Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa PBA IMAGESWith a better supporting cast this time, Rod Ebondo delivered big in Centro Escolar University’s 76-57 bounce back victory over Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Congolese big man was magnificent anew, pouring 25 points, 18 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the charge for the Scorpions.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 23-11, 40-32, 62-44, 76-57. Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Scorpions regained the pole position at 4-1, while dropping the Falcons to 4-2.Conrad Joey Catapusan led the Falcons with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sean Manganti got 12 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 76 — Ebondo 25, Manlangit 13, Cruz 9, Wamar 8, Aquino 7, Caballero 4, Fuentes 4, Guinitaran 2, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0, Veron 0.AKARI-ADAMSON 57 — Catapusan 13, Manganti 12, Lastimosa 9, Ahanmisi 7, Camacho 6, Lojera 4, Pingoy 3, Macion 2, Espeleta 1, Bernardo 0, Buenaventura 0, Mojica 0.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Nov
29

Pumaren relishes GlobalPort’s unexpected crack at playoff berth

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “We thought that we’re going to lose it all,” the mentor. “But I like where we are right now.”Given another lease on life, the Batang Pier knows what at stake on Sunday: it’s win or go home.“We just have to win on Sunday,” he said. “I don’t want to say we’re going to lose because we are tired and I don’t want to use that alibi. What’s important for us is we have to survive our game on Sunday.”The winner of the said duel will face the number one-seed Ginebra, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments 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 Better chemistry propels Ginebra to next level, says Brownlee Globalport coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren admitted that he didn’t expect his team to be at this stage after its largely forgettable run in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“Last month, I don’t think we’ll have chance to make it to the next level,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Starting the conference with a 1-5 slate, the Batang Pier almost threw in the towel as Pumaren struggled to find a groove for his side, changing imports from Sean Williams to Malcolm White, and weathering the absence of Terrence Romeo who was with Gilas Pilipinas.“In fact, they were thinking already that we will not be in this kind of situation,” said the outspoken mentor.FEATURED STORIES SPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut GlobalPort made waves and flipped reinforcements one last time and rolled the dice with Justin Harper, welcomed Romeo back, and engaged in a blockbuster trade midway through the conference which brought Sean Anthony, Bradwyn Guinto, and Jonathan Grey to its fort.And the results were instant with Batang Pier winning three of their last five games to wound up with a 4-7 slate after the end of eliminations, enough to force an eighth place playoff against Alaska slated on Sunday. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Nov
28

Red Lions out to dominate anew

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyceum, which hardly merited a second look since it joined the league in 2009, has been tipped as a strong contender this season along with San Sebastian, Jose Rizal U and Letran.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Huey pulls out of Malaysia SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ All signs seem to point to another dominant campaign for San Beda College in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball.A preseason crown at the expense of UAAP champion La Salle close to two weeks ago and an almost intact roster have put the spotlight on the Red Lions ahead of tipoff this Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera “We like the pressure that comes from being defending champions,” said do-it-all guard Robert Bolick, who emerged as the Lions go-to-guy when they ruled the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup recently.“We like it this way because it keeps us on our toes. I told my teammates to continue playing with an underdog mentality. If we think of ourselves as favorites [this season], we might lose our focus.”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 starsSan Beda, winner of 10 of the last 12 NCAA crowns, opens the season against host San Sebastian College.San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez is returning to the Lions’ bench after leading them to a couple of titles, the last coming in 2014. He took over Jamike Jarin, now National U coach.Jarin also replaced Fernandez three years ago when the latter accepted the NLEX coaching post in the PBA.One of Fernandez’s tough decisions during the offseason was to pick Cameroonians Arnauld Noah and Donald Tankoua, leaving out the taller yet inexperienced Eugene Toba. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

Nov
28

Wangs hoping for the best in hot playoff race

first_imgThe Couriers missed a chance to clinch a quarterfinal seat as they suffered a monumental collapse against Marinerong Pilipino, 83-82, on Thursday to finish their eliminations campaign with an even 5-5 slate.But with victories over teams that are still in the thick of the race of the playoffs, Lucas has his reasons for keeping the faith even with Wangs’ outside chance.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 starsWangs Basketball beat Racal, 93-84, and topped Centro Escolar University, 88-87, but fell in close defeats to Batangas, 81-79, and Marinerong Pilipino.“It’s tough that we’re going to depend on the other teams, but it’s a good thing that we were able to invest in our five wins and in the end, we’re all be having identical records,” he said. O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free  Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Michael Juico. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball coach Pablo Lucas is staying optimistic as his team awaits its fate in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“I hope so,” he said in Filipino when asked if he believes that his side can still make it to the quarterfinals. “The standings are still too close.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lucas thinks that the Couriers’ tight losses will be beneficial for his crew if they do end up with a seat in the top six.“If we make it, I’m sure that the team will have a better run because we already learned our lessons. If we make it to the quarterfinals, I believe that we have a chance to advance to the semis,” he bragged.Nonetheless, Lucas is already content with what the team has achieved after setting a franchise-best record since it joined the PBA D-League in 2013, thanks largely to the contributions of guys like Robbie Herndon, Michael Juico, and Chris Bitoon.“This is already history for Wangs. We learned a lot in the years that we’ve joined and we can’t bring back the past, but we’re just hoping for the best,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

Nov
28

Phoenix Suns guard Knight to miss season after knee op

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Los Angeles, California — Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight had surgery to repair a torn left knee ligament on Friday and will miss all of the 2017-18 NBA season, the Suns said.Knight, who was hurt last month in a charity game, averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists in 54 games last season.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ The 25-year-old holds career averages of 15.2 points and 4.3 assists in 382 career games with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns.Confirmation that Knight would miss the entire season came on the same day that the Suns said rookie guard Davon Reed underwent meniscus surgery on his left knee and would be sidelined for four to six months.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 openingReed, 22, was selected by the Suns with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals while appearing in all six of the Suns’ games at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather, McGregor ticket prices dropping Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Nov
28

Folayang working on ground game, striking as he awaits next fight

first_img“As a fighter, you really need to continue training because if you don’t, tables are quick to turn on you,” he said.The reigning ONE Lightweight champion is in Indonesia to support fellow Team Lakay member Geje Eustaquio, who is set to face Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.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 limited to a cornerman for the big fightcard, the Ifugao warrior shared that he’s still keeping his body in top shape as he waits for his next fight.He’s also improving some facets of his game in the process, focusing more on his ground game and sharpening his striking. “Striking is so hard to perfect because you have to consider lots of things, especially the timing and the execution. And for the strikes, as much as possible, I want to have precise shots when I fight. I really have to give time to those so that I can further improve my capabilities,” he said.Though still in limbo on who to defend his title next, Folayang assured everyone that he will be in action in November when ONE Championship returns to Manila.“For sure, I will fight there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA — There’s no rest for the weary.And if you’re like Eduard Folayang, whose target on his back is bigger than ever, there is no excuse to stop training.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Gamescenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nov
28

Deepika, Sushil steal show as India regain second spot

first_imgThe fierce battle for gaining the second spot in the Commonwealth Games continued in earnest between India and England on the seventh day of competitions with the hosts edging in front by bagging four gold medals.Teenage archer Deepika Kumari upset an Olympic bronze medallist to win the recurve gold, Harpreet Singh clinched the 25m centre fire pistol gold, archer Rahul Banerjee grabbed the men’s individual recurve gold and world wrestling champion Sushil Kumar won the 66kg title by destroying all his rivals.Vijay Kumar bagged silver behind Harpreet, freestyle wrestler Anuj Kumar also got a silver in men’s 84 kg, trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu secured a bronze while Jayanta Talukdar finished third behind Banerjee.Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi beat compatriots Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree Venkatesh to secure the women’s doubles bronze in tennis and swell India’s medal kitty.Banerjee’s sister Dola finished third in women’s recurve and grappler Anil Kumar got the bronze in 55kg freestyle as India came up with another impressive display to jump over England and regain the second spot behind leaders Australia.Asian silver medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and nine-time national champion Dilbag Singh assured India of two more boxing medals but defending champion Akhil Kumar made a shock exit in the Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semifinals today.Jai, a Commonwealth Championship gold-medallist, blanked Waheed Sogbamu of Nigeria 10-0, while Dilbag (69 kg) thrashed Botswana’s Moabi Mothiba 11-3 in while Akhil Kumar bowed out after losing to Olympic bronze-medallist Bruno Julie of Mauritius in the 56 kg quarterfinals.advertisementThe two boxers joined Amandeep Singh (49kg) and Suranjoy Singh (52kg), who won their quarterfinal bouts yesterday, in assuring themselves of their maiden CWG medals.The haul of four gold, two silver and five bronze medals took the Indian tally to 28-19-22 while England were once again made to play catch-up with a haul of 25-45-29. Australia were far ahead with 57-33-35.India were also just three gold medals short of overhauling their best-ever harvest of 30 at the Manchester Games in 2002 when three gold medals were awarded for each weight class, a practice that has been discontinued since.The day opened with 17-year-old Ranchi-born Deepika, daughter of an autorickshaw owner, stunning 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medallist Alison James Williamson 6-0, showing amazing precision and steady nerves in windy conditions to win her second gold of the Games.However, it was heartbreak for the 29-year-old Akhil who lost 5-7 to Julie after a see-saw battle. Ironically, Akhil had beaten Julie in the 2006 Melbourne Games final.Akhil was the first Indian to take the ring today and after an exhausting pre-quarterfinal win last night over European silver-medallist Iain Weaver of England, the Indian seemed tired.”A loss is a loss, I don’t have anything to say. I had beaten this same guy in the 2006 CWG finals, he must have done something right to win today,” said the feisty Haryana-boxer.”I gave my best and don’t think I could have done anything better. This is the way I fight,” he added when asked whether his natural style of keeping a low guard cost him the bout.Defending champion Geeta Rani failed to live upto her expectations as he finished a disappointing fourth in women’s 75+kg category weightlifting competition.Geeta Rani, who won the gold in the same weight category four years ago in Melbourne, cut a sorry figure before her opponents — Ele Opeloge of Samoa, who bagged the gold, silver medal winner Maryam Usman of Nigeria and Australia’s Deborah Acason (bronze).Sangrur-born Geeta Rani, who had won three silver medals in Asian Championship in 2004 and a bronze medal in 2003 Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, simply failed to match her own skills, ending with a combined lift of 235kg (100kg in snatch and 135 in clean and jerk).In badminton, women’s seed Saina Nehwal breezed through her match as India continued their rampaging run in the tournament with all the shuttlers in the singles and doubles category winning their respective matches.World number three Saina thrashed Sarah Thomas of Wales 21-5 21-9 to reach closer to her first Commonwealth games gold, while Melbourne bronze medallist Chetan Anand beat Nigerian Ola Fagbemi 21-12 21-6 in 21 minutes to stay on course of bettering his record at the sporting extravaganza.Debutants P Kashyap and Aditi Mutatkar also stormed into the third round in the singles event with straight-game victories in their second round match.–with PTI inputslast_img read more

Nov
28

India enter knock-outs after victory

first_imgIndia qualified for the knock-out stage of the Asian Games football competition for the first time since 1982 after outplaying Singapore 4- 1 in Guangzhou on Thursday. India fired three quick goals in the second half to register their first win in the tournament which helped them finish third in Group D with three points.India made it to the knock-out Round of 16 on better goal difference. In 2002 and 2006, they had missed out on the same basis. In another match, defending champions Qatar beat Kuwait 2-0 to top Group D with seven points from two wins and a draw. Kuwait finished second in the group with six points from two wins.Jewel Raja (13th), Balwant Singh (62nd), Khagembam Jibon Singh (67th) and Maithani (75th) scored for India while Lou Zhenlun reduced the margin for Singapore in the 83rd minute. The top two teams from each of the four groups and the four best third-placed teams will qualify for the Round of 16.The final six group matches of the competition will be played on Saturday but India have secured a place in the knock-out round as Uzbekistan and Maldives, the third-placed teams of Group E and F respectively, have been eliminated. India, who earlier lost 0-2 and 1-2 against Kuwait and Qatar respectively, have a better goal difference of zero than Uzbekistan (minus one) while Maldives have two points after three matches.Coach Sukhvinder Singh started with Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in goal with Laxmikant Kattimani yet to recover from the injury he suffered during the match against Qatar.advertisementFanai Lalrorama was brought in defence in place of Robert Lalthlamuana, who was suspended after a double booking. Jewel Raja put India ahead but they went into the breather still unsure of a knock-out round berth. They came out in the second half firing on all cylinders and pumped in three goals in the space of 13 minutes.Sukhvinder did not make any substitutions in the match and it was commendable for the boys to play the full 90 minutes and come out winners against the opponents who had played out a goalless draw againt Qatar.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Nov
28

1973: Crop failure inflated skyrocket

first_imgA Difficult Year The country’s economy took a beating after the 1971 war with Pakistan. With crop failure, a serious fall in food production and declining industrial growth, inflation skyrocketed and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was forced to admit that it was “a very difficult year”. India had to resort,A Difficult YearThe country’s economy took a beating after the 1971 war with Pakistan. With crop failure, a serious fall in food production and declining industrial growth, inflation skyrocketed and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was forced to admit that it was “a very difficult year”. India had to resort to loans from Japan, Britain, Canada and the World Bank even as it strove to increase the volume of bilateral trade with Russia. Diplomatic ties in the neighbourhood did not seem to be heading anywhere, with the prime minister rejecting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s invitation to visit Pakistan.Unsettling ResistanceThe Shanti Bahini guerrillas, his home in France. members of the Chakma tribe, took up arms after Bangladesh rejected their demands for autonomy over a 5,500-sq mile region bordering India and Burma. They demanded the ouster of over three lakh people settled in their original homeland. There have been many armed clashes between the Shanti Bahini and the Bangladeshi military.Tank TopThe largest ship in the Indian merchant fleet, the supertanker Jawaharlal Nehru, with a dead weight tonnage of 88,000, was launched on February 4. Prized Prince- Karan Singh Through agreements between the Centre and the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the title and power of the Sadar-i-Riyasat, Karan Singh, had been abolished. In exchange, Singh became a Central Cabinet minister in 1973, in charge of Tourism and Aviation. Because of the special status of J&K and his lineage, Singh became a prominent member of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s cabinet and was soon elevated to the better Ministry of Health and Family Planning. In 1974, he made headlines when he said at the first-ever World Population Conference, “Development is the best contraceptive. Reaping RewardadvertisementThe Foodand Agriculture Organisation of the UN presented Indira Gandhi with theCeres medal in recognition of the advances made in the Green Revolution.Heady RomanceScripted by K.A. Abbas and outfitted by Bhanu Athaiya, Bobby becamethe epitome of youthful cool at a turbulent time. As Madhu Jain wrote,there was mass hysteria when Bobby was released, with “teenagerssporting shirts with Bobby written on them”. Main shayar to nahin andHum tum ek kamre mein band hon defined puppy love.         1,827 was the number of tigers in the country in 1972. Project Tiger was launched in 1973 to protect the species.10,800 trains of the Indian Railways were in operation, covering a route length of 60,234 km.Elsewhere…President Nixon announced the suspension of all US offensive action in Vietnam, claiming to “bring peace with honour”.Oil prices almost quadrupled following the Yom Kippur war as Arab countries cut down on oil exports to the West. Japan and the US faced severe oil shortages.Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and the Awami League won a landslide victory in the first elections in Bangladesh.Artist Pablo Picasso died of a heart attack at The Shanti Bahini guerrillas, his home in France.First CutThe first national championship of women’s cricket was conducted and Bombay emerged winner.The first all-woman police station in the country was set up at Calicut in October.MP Govind Das was felicitated on November 21 in the Central Hall of Parliament, on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian, an unprecedented record then.Did You KnowIndira Gandhi broke with tradition, appointing Justice A.N. Ray chief justice of the Supreme Court, superseding three judges senior to him, triggering protests in the judiciary. Jayaprakash Narayan wrote to her asking whether these out of-turn promotions were intended to make the Supreme Court “a creation of the government of the day”. She answered that a mechanical adherence to the “seniority principle had led to an unduly high turnover of chief justices”.last_img read more

Nov
28

Clarke rules the roost at British Open

first_imgDarren Clarke repelled a dynamic charge from Phil Mickelson to complete a runaway threeshot win at the British Open in Sandwich, England, on Sunday, claiming his first Major title and becoming the first home winner of the championship for 12 years.The 42-year-old Briton picked up the coveted Claret Jug, a first prize of 900,000 pounds ($ 1.45 million) and an extra bonus of two million pounds from one of his sponsors after firing a level-par 70 for 275, five-under par.US Ryder Cup teammates Mickelson (68) and Dustin Johnson (72) were tied for second place on 278.Dane Thomas Bjorn (71), denied victory by a sad, late collapse when the event was last played at Sandwich in 2003, was fourth on 279. Clarke, the overnight leader, looked nerveless at the start even though he cancelled out an early birdie at the second by dropping a stroke at the fourth.Puffing calmly on a cigarette, seemingly oblivious to the 55 kms an hour winds and the squally showers whistling in from the English Channel, the Northern Irishman was unperturbed by Mickelson’s front-nine charge. The American left-hander, who has flattered to deceive at the third Major of the season with just one top-10 finish in 17 previous appearances, showed he meant business by blitzing his way to a remarkable best-of-thetournament front nine of 30.Ignoring the strongest winds of the week at Royal St George’s, Mickelson drew level with Clarke at the seventh hole when he rolled in a 20-foot eagle putt.The former European Ryder Cup player, though, hit back immediately with a matching eagle at the same hole after sinking a 25- footer.advertisementMickelson Blunder World number six Mickelson’s round then started to spectacularly unravel when he inexplicably missed from two feet at the 11th.His putter continued to let down the four-times Major champion and he missed from seven feet at the 12th and eight feet at the 14th as his challenge petered out. While Mickelson was stringing together a series of bogeys, Clarke reeled off nine straight pars to the 16th and dropped strokes at the last two holes were almost immaterial as he emulated Paul Lawrie’s Open victory at Carnoustie in 1999.In addition he became Northern Ireland’s third Major winner in just over a year following the back-to-back US Open victories by Graeme McDowell in 2010 and Rory McIlroy last month.Clarke, playing in the British Open for the 20th time, also broke the record for the most appearances in the championship before securing a maiden win.The previous record was held by Zimbabwean Nick Price who registered his first victory at Turnberry in 1994 at the 15th time of asking. Clarke receives no regular payment for wearing Dunlop clothes when he plays but, under his agreement with Sports Direct, he scoops a bonus of two million pounds for his first Major win.With inputs from Agencieslast_img read more

Nov
28

Indo-Pak rivalry at forefront in Asian Champions Trophy final

first_imgTheir confidence sky-high after an unbeaten run in the league stage, a vivacious India will lock horn with arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a cracker of a final in the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos on Sunday.After their pulsating 2-2 draw in the group match on Friday, the stage is set for another thrilling encounter between the traditional rivals.In the group match, India fought back after being 0-2 down as both teams played a cautious game intent on reaching the final.Sunday should see a thriller as both have nothing to lose, though the hockey fans in both the nations would love to see their respective teams to triumph.India have done well to reach the final. Critics and a host of former players believed that the team without the stars will not be able to deliver. But Michael Nobbs’ team has surprised many.India is the only unbeaten team in the championship and with a goal difference of +7, it is ahead of the others in the scoring department.The forward line has been India’s biggest trump card in the Champions Trophy. From the moment, they beat China 5-0, the momentum was there to piggy back on.Twice, India has fought back from deficits against Malaysia they were losing 1-2 and drew the match 2-2. Against Pakistan they were down 0-2 and fought back with two goals.It is that spirit that India would play on in the final against Pakistan.”This team has handled pressure like pros. They needed an incentive and now the team has got it by playing a final.advertisementWhatever the result, we will throw everything into the match,” India’s coach Nobbs said.last_img read more

Nov
28

Man Utd tight-lipped on likely Louis van Gaal appointment

first_imgLouis van Gaal is likely to take over Manchester United as their new managerDutchman Louis van Gaal remains favourite to become Manchester United’s new manager but media reports that he would be confirmed on Thursday before the release of the club’s financial results proved unfounded.The former Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is preparing to lead Netherlands at next month’s World Cup and United are anxious to name the successor to the sacked David Moyes before the tournament kicks off in Brazil.”Everyone at the club is working hard to ensure the team is back challenging for the title and trophies next season,” executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a statement.Van Gaal, 62, has been the leading contender for the role since Moyes was fired in April, 10 months after replacing Alex Ferguson who retired after 26 glittering years at the helm of England’s biggest club.Reports on Thursday said United’s longest-serving player Ryan Giggs, who managed the team for the final four games of the Premier League season, had held talks with Van Gaal about becoming his number two.United finished the season in seventh place, meaning they will be without European football next season.Should Van Gaal take charge he will have the task of rebuilding the squad and mounting a title challenge next season and would almost certainly have a large transfer kitty after United reported a 60 percent increase in quarterly profits.last_img read more

Nov
27

Rising steadily

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Calvin Abueva came off the bench to shoot 22 points, grab 14 rebounds and block two shots that pumped up the Fuel Masters no end as a total of seven players finished in twin digits in scoring for Alas.Painters triumphIn the second game, James Yap came off the bench to score 21 points while Javee Mocon added a career-high 18 points and 16 rebounds as Rain or Shine turned back San Miguel Beer, 108-98, and bounce back from its first loss in the conference.The Elasto Painters used a huge second quarter to gain control before fending off several uprisings by the Beermen and get back on track losing to Blackwater, 111-99.The Elite were so off that had it not been for a momentary loss of focus on the part of the Fuel Masters, they would have been blown off the floor beyond recognition.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “It’s not the way you start. We have to sustain this,” Alas said after his Fuel Masters ran roughshod over Blackwater, 114-95, at Ynares Center here, to stay in the elimination round lead and remain the only unbeaten team in the lot.The Fuel Masters opened up a 19-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back, fattening the gap to as large as 37 on the way to rising to 4-0 and dealing the Elite their third loss in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We didn’t expect this outcome; we were actually worried coming into this game,” he said as the smile couldn’t be wiped off his face because of another reason that took place earlier on Friday.“We played flawless defense [in the game], although we had some lapses [in the fourth period],” said Alas, who became a grandfather for the first time to baby girl Kamy. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Two boxers off the list Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Calvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Louie Alas refuses to dwell in Phoenix Pulse’s early PBA Philippine Cup success.That’s because Alas knows what he’s talking about.ADVERTISEMENT Mike DiGregorio, who scored 27 points in the Elite’s 111-99 upset of Rain or Shine just a couple of nights back, was held to five points on 1-for-10 shooting from the floor.Phoenix also dished out 29 assists, an eye-popping number considering that the Fuel Masters were in the tail-end of that department in the conference.Alas will have a week to plot his game plan for the Fuel Masters’ next outing, which will be against NLEX, as his charges brace for a rough stretch where they will clash with the tournament heavyweights.“We’re looking for five straight [wins],” he declared. “But we have to address our bad tendencies when we get big leads.”Alas has legitimate reason to be guardedly optimistic about his team’s scorching start.Phoenix also started out hot in the last Governors’ Cup but lost steam when it mattered, losing a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals to Meralco.And that’s what this team would want to erase here.Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra looks to snap a two-game slide when it slugs it out with Columbian in the main game of an interesting Petron Saturday Special double-header also at the Antipolo venue.Tip-off is at 6:45 p.m.The Road Warriors, on the other hand, shoot for their first winning streak when they battle sister team Meralco at 4:30 p.m. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Nov
27

ONE: Mei Yamaguchi scores impressive submission in Japan homecoming

first_imgMOST READ The 36-year-old Yamaguchi used her experience to overpower Lashkova, who couldn’t protect herself the moment she hit the ground.Hometown hero Mei Yamaguchi overcomes a tough start and submits Kseniya Lachkova with a slick armbar at 3:18 of Round 3! @v_vmei #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/Ljakokg4SeFEATURED 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, logistics— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019 Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “I gave you guys a little taste of what I’m capable of,” Tonon said.In other fights, Joseph Lasiri beat Hiroki Akimoto by majority decision in a kickboxing Super Series while Rodtang Jitmuangnon edged Hakim Hamech via split decision in a Muay Thai Super Series.Also in a Muay Thai Super Series, Panicos Yusuf beat Mohammed Bin Mahmoud via unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Heat beat Knicks in Dwyane Wade’s final Madison Square Garden game Thundering performance for Mei Yamaguchi. Photo from ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan–Mei Yamaguchi reintroduced herself to her Japanese fanbase crowd with a triumphant homecoming on Sunday in ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Yamaguchi was impressive in her first fight in Japan since 2015 as she submitted Kseniya Lachkova of Russia with an armbar late in the third round.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Earlier, undefeated American Garry Tonon continued his torrid start as he picked up his fourth straight stoppage at the expense of Anthony Engelen.Tonon wasted no time in taking down Engelen and went on to gain control from the back where he kept pounding until the referee stopped the fight at the 4:12 mark of the opening round.BJJ World Champion Garry Tonon secures a dominant ground-and-pound TKO win over Anthony Engelen at 4:12 of Round 1! @Garry_Tonon #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/ASXXOa7CDU— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Nov
27

China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandal

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Runners race to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)China has banned for life three runners who broke the rules at the recent Boston Marathon, accusing them of giving the country a bad name and vowing to root out cheats.Marathon running is growing fast in China but there have been numerous instances of cheating, including a woman who jumped on a bike in a recent domestic race and several others who took shortcuts.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue More than 500 runners from China took part in the 123rd Boston Marathon, Xinhua said.In 2011 there were just 22 marathons, half-marathons or other running events in China, but that number rocketed to about 1,500 last year.The surge has seen a spike in cheating and at a domestic marathon last month a woman was caught using a bicycle part of the way.China is deploying facial-recognition technology as one way to clamp down.ADVERTISEMENT In the latest cases, one entrant at Monday’s prestigious Boston Marathon gave his bib to someone else while two other Chinese participants presented forged certificates of previous races to gain entry, the Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) said.“All the three runners were hit with a life ban from all road running races under the CAA,” said Xinhua news agency, citing the association.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, logistics“The CAA also reiterated that it will continue to crack down all kinds of cheats in marathons in order to build a healthy and clean environment of road running in China.”The trio’s behavior “had a negative impact on China in the (international) community”, said the CAA. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods comeback ‘greatest I have ever seen’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img 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 Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Nov
27

Woman’s 4-hour plank breaks world record

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP SCHEDULE: 2019 Warriors-Raptors NBA Finals series She outlasted the Guinness World record of 3 hours and 31 minutes achieved by Maria Kalimera of Cyprus on September 2015. Glowacka is seeking to get her record recognized by Guinness World Records.Glowacka shared pictures and videos from the event to beat Longest Abdominal Female Plank on her Instagram. Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico PLAY LIST 01:14Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Glowacka trained with American George E. Hood who planked for 10 hours and 10 minutes last June. The Guinness World Record for a man in an abdominal plank position clocks in at 8 hours and 1 minute, as achieved by Mao Weidong from China in 2016. JBRELATED STORIES:Advanced Yoga Poses Every Beginner Should Challenge Themselves To HitEthiopia’s Samuel Tefera sets indoor world record in 1,500m4,999 Pinoy bikers fail to set Guinness world record in Clark Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It was so lovely to see my family, friends and so many supporters from close and fare that helps me to hold strong till the ending line!” she said. One of her fans was her brother who traveled 24 hours just to cheer her on. A look at Glowacka’s Instagram account shows her planking anywhere in the world where she could stretch out her body  — in playground bars, tables and ledges. View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Planks may look deceivingly easy, but anyone who has tried it will know it is a true test of total body and core strength.Lasting minutes is already an impressive feat, but one woman from Canada endured for hours to beat the Guinness World Record for Longest Abdominal Female Plank.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Fitness enthusiast and yoga instructor Dana Glowacka held firm for 4 hours and 20 minutes at the First International Plank Training Conference in Naperville, Illinois on May 18. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more