NBA: Analyst Charles Barkley says it’s ‘stupid’ that Kyrie Irving wants to leave Cavs

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Teenager upsets Nadal at Montreal Masters LATEST STORIES Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers  (Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP)NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is not one to hold his tongue regarding issues in today’s NBA and he recently chimed in on Kyrie Irving’s supposed request to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The outspoken player-turned-analyst shared how baffled he was by the notion of Irving’s displeasure playing second fiddle to teammate LeBron James.“You want to be on a good team. You want to play with other great players. This notion where you want to be the man, I just think is so stupid,” he said during an interview on NBA TV, as relayed by Bleacher Report.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“If I got a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that. The objective is to win,” he said.The 1993 NBA MVP also recalled Irving’s early years with the Cavaliers while LeBron was still playing for the Miami Heat. “When he was on a bad team and he was the man, I guarantee you that wasn’t a lot of fun for him,” he explained. “And now you want to leave the best player in the world. And listen, I hear all of this stuff about how LeBron casts a big shadow. He should cast a big shadow.”Barkley, meanwhile, certainly knows a thing or two about accepting a lesser role, as he joined fellow legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler at the twilight of his career in the 1996-1997 season.Although Barkley acknowledges that at 25 Irving is still in his prime with his best days ahead of him, he further explained why winning a championship remains the most important thing.“You wanna share the glory. You wanna win. Right now, there’s only two, three, maybe four legitimate teams in the NBA,” he concluded. “If you’re not on one of those four or five teams, you’re really just wasting your time for seven months. So I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to play with LeBron. Listen, I wanna play with LeBron now!”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Was LeBron James’ tweet a shot at teammate Kyrie Irving? K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Letran Knights pull through for injured Ambohot

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran personified what the next man up creed is all about on Tuesday.After one of its key players in Jeo Ambohot went down with an injury against San Sebastian, the Knights did not see it as a setback.ADVERTISEMENT It was a moment for them to come together and rally behind their fallen knight.READ: Letran withstands San Sebastian in OTFEATURED 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“It was sad to see Jeo go down. When he went out I just thought I needed to double my effort because he’s a big part of our team,” said star guard Rey Nambatac.Nambatac delivered 23 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth straight double-double, to lead Letran over San Sebastian in overtime for its fourth consecutive win. Read Next 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 Nambatac also got plenty of help with JP Calvo and Jerrick Balanza stepping up.Calvo wound up with 12 points, including a pair of go-ahead freebies in extra time, eight assists and a crucial steal as he and Balanza came up big in the endgame.Balanza blocked a last-second shot by Stags forward Michael Calisaan at the end of regulation before sinking the game-sealing free throws with 26.9 seconds left in OT.“I just really wanted to win for Jeo,” Calvo said in Filipino.Ambohot was having quite a game with 11 points and eight rebounds before he sustained a right wrist injury following a nasty spill at the 5:48 mark of the third period.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’ He had to be taken to the hospital right away to have his wrist, which was believed to be dislocated.“Hoping for the best for Jeo. Rest assured that kid will not give up and whatever the result, he will be with us,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa of Ambohot. LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READcenter_img NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights PLAY LIST 02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights00:50Trending Articles00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas01:37Protesters 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 View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal

first_imgMOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kaitlin de Guzman of the Philippines competes in uneven bars category of women’s artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the Malaysia Trade and Exhibition Center in Kuala Lumpur. / CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Kaitlin de Guzman nailed the gold medal in gymnastics women’s artistic uneven bars Tuesday for the Philippines’ second triumph of the day in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old De Guzman, daughter of former SEA Games champion Cintamoni Dela Cruz, garnered 12.875 points in her routine to bag the top honors.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding She bested Malaysia’s Tracie Ang who had 12.550 and Indonesia’s Rifda Iranalithfi who scored 12.075.De Guzman is competing in two more events including her favorite floor exercise.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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

PH winds up with another failed SEA Games bid

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding READ: Can Team PH go beyond 50 golds?A newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City native was overweight by two kilos prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year.It wasn’t hard to pinpoint the missed opportunities.READ: Malacañang hails Filipino SEA Games medalistsADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Taekwondo jin Alora also a ‘keyboard warrior’ READ: SEA Games debacle loomsBut the gold will not rescue sports officials from the rubble of yet another gloomy bid in the biennial meet.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 shutoutBy any measure, officials missed their mark despite a dramatic stand by the country’s national athletes. From a 50-gold projection, the country was left to target a better haul than the last SEA Games in Singapore.But even that 29-gold count now seems like a luxury. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games 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 PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cycling, which Malaysia used to meet its projected gold count, didn’t produce any victories for the Philippines despite the sport dangling 20 golds in BMX, track and road races.Olympian Daniel Caluag was the only one who went home with a medal in the sport, a bronze in his favorite BMX event.READ: Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronzeShooting also failed to snare a single gold, gaining only a bronze in 14 events of the sport.But swimming has to be the biggest disappointment. Despite being one of the most funded associations this year, swimming went home without a gold.READ: PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal In fact, the country has no gold to show in swimming in the last two editions of the SEA Games despite the sport offering 38 golds.The sport’s best performer was 24-year-old James Deiparine, who won silvers in the 100m and 50m breaststroke.READ: Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldi  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—Cyclist Azizulhasni Awang gave host Malaysia its 111th goal medal late Monday, allowing the host country to meet its target and serving as a fitting backdrop to the failed Philippine campaign in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here.Pencak silat gave the country’s gasping bid some ray of light, with Dines Dumaan going through the wringer for a gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ravena gets shot at another gold for PH

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGunning for a record-setting fourth gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, Kiefer Ravena feels blessed beyond belief as he was named to the Gilas Pilipinas roster on Tuesday.“I’m very honored. I have the chance to get my fourth gold medal and be the only one to do it, so I guess hopefully, I get to repay the trust that coach Chot (Reyes) has given me, especially that I’m one of the newcomers in the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Beermen guards Cabagnot, Ross eye history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Ravena is no stranger to representing the country in the regional tilt, leading the country to the pole position in 2011, 2013, and 2015.And for the 6-foot playmaker, he was overwhelmed with the trust the national team backers has been giving him, as he gets a crack on topping the three gold medal haul in basketball previously set by Rommel Adducul from 1997 to 2001.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been six years since I first played in the SEA Games. I was 17 years old then with coach Norman (Black). I’m very thankful for the opportunity that until now, I get a chance to represent a country in such a prestigious competition like the SEA Games,” he said.“This is something we really look forward to every two years, and in the SEA Games, we aspire to prove that we’re the best in terms of basketball in Southeast Asia.” Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ravena said that adjusting to the system isn’t really much of a concern given his familiarity with the dribble-drive system, which is almost the same scheme used in the past iterations of the national team.“It’s really not that hard for me since this is the system that we’ve been running in the past couple of SEA Games with coach Jong (Uichico) and coach Tab (Baldwin). So adjustment-wise, there’s nothing really big on it. I guess it’s more of the players, but again, I’m lucky that I’m familiar with these players who I’ve been teammates with and I’ve played against one way or another, so it’s easier for me,” he said.Ravena also isn’t going to the regional tilt as the lone veteran, with Kevin Ferrer and Bobby Ray Parks seeking their third gold medal, as well as Troy Rosario, Baser Amer, and Almond Vosotros eyeing their second.With this wealth of experience, the two-time UAAP MVP eyes to share the knowledge to SEA Games rookies, like Kobe Paras, as they seek to further extend the Philippines’ dominance in the said event.“I guess it’s very important to share that knowledge, share that glory which you could only feel in the SEA Games. It’s not gonna be a walk in the park, unlike what other people say that it’s already a sure-ball, because it won’t. The other countries are improving, so it’s important that we improve also,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage But Ravena knows this won’t be easy, with countries like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia hungry to upset the Philippines come August 19 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur.“We’re in for a dogfight. I was watching the SEABA Championships here, and from what I’ve heard and what I saw, that was their preparation for the SEA Games. So some of the teams came to the SEABA Championships not really to win but to beat the Philippines in the SEA Games. So that’s bigger target on our backs. Each and everyone of us will be playing, and we have to be aware of that, and we have to see and really accept the fact that some of the teams are already improving. It won’t be as easy as before or the previous years,” he said.“As I said before 2011, they have a program that’s really set, that one of these years, can beat the Philippines. But we won’t let that happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Standhardinger: Playing in the PBA is an option

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – The coming PBA Draft could be a lot deeper than anyone had anticipated.Christian Standhardinger, a 6-foot-7 center who only had the PBA in his consciousness less than a month ago, is considering having a career in the Philippines and would definitely be a deserving top overall pick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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’ LATEST STORIES Young Taiwanese grabs spotlight after incident with Wright “I’m really looking to what the future brings,” the 28-year-old, whose mother is from Angono, Rizal, said of a PBA career. “I became a free agent (in the German league) this season and right now, my options are open.“Definitely, the PBA is an option,” he said.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 starsKiefer Ravena has more or less declared his availability for the Draft after two more international stints, and with Bobby Ray Parks also likely to join the proceedings, three teams can certainly change their fortunes for the next season.Standhardinger looms to be a very promising prospect because of his size and work ethic. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He had 17 points and 15 rebounds against Chinese Taipei A on Sunday night and showed what he can do even against players bigger than he is.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View commentslast_img read more

Indian players unhappy ahead of CWG

first_imgAlready plagued by collapsing infrastructure and missed deadlines, the Commonwealth Games (CWG) now faces more trouble with less than a week to go for its gala inauguration as there seems to be a rebellion brewing in the Indian teams for cycling and shooting. The Indian shooting team that picked up a record 27 medals at the last Commonwealth Games has been struggling to get the right equipment for practice this time. The sport that gave India its first ever individual Olympic gold has been suffering at the hands of its administrators as the Indian shooters are forced to borrow ammunition for practice. The shooters should have been training at the ranges in Delhi where the Games will be held but that could not happen as the venues were not ready on time. Now the organising committee (OC) seems to be ensuring that the Indian shooters do not get the home advantage. Chief coach Sunny Thomas is now worried as the OC has failed to get the shooters ammunition for practice. “We are the reigning champions. We had 27 medals in the last Commonwealth Games. To make it 27 to 28, it’s not so easy as we think,” he said. In fact, things came to such a head that ace shooter Gagan Narang even threatened to quit the team for CWG. Cycling team wary of SAI bondOn the other side, the Indian cycling team has been up in arms and has threatened to return their imported bicycles. They claimed that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was forcing the cyclists to sign bonds making them answerable for any damage caused to their equipments. The riders were given the bicycles worth lakhs of rupees just a few days ago and were later asked by SAI to sign bonds. The bond apparently states that in case a bicycle is lost or damaged while in use, the rider would be held responsible for it. The cyclists initially refused to sign the bond but were forced to sign it after sometime.advertisementlast_img read more

VVS, Zaheer on career-best rankings after Durban win

first_imgThe match-winning 96-run knock in the Durban Test on Thursday catapulted VVS Laxman to a career-best ninth in the batting chart while paceman Zaheer Khan’s good show also helped him touch his career-best mark of number four in the bowling list of latest ICC rankings.Laxman’s effort in the second innings played a pivotal role in India’s 87-run win, which helped India level the three-match series 1-1, and also pushed him six places up.It is for the first time that Laxman has entered into the top-10 zone.The wristy Hyderabadi is now the third Indian batsman inside the top-10 with Sachin Tendulkar sitting in the second position and Virender Sehwag occupying the fourth spot.Zaheer Khan recorded figures of 3-36 and 3-57 in India’s win at Durban and has been rewarded with a jump of three places which puts him along side James Anderson of England.Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has also improved his ranking by two places and is now in eighth position after match figures of 6-80.Paceman S Sreesanth jumped lifted six places to 27th position after match figures of 4-86. In contrast, South Africa’s top four batsmen failed to retain their places.Jacques Kallis slipped to fifth (down by two places), AB de Villiers to sixth (down by one place), Hashim Amla to 12th (down by three places) and Graeme Smith to 14th (down by three places).For South Africa, the only consolation is that Dale Steyn has strengthened his number-one ranking by opening up 83 points advantage over his closest rival, Graeme Swann of England.advertisementSteyn is now just three ratings points away from reaching the 900-point mark. Steyn took 6-50 and 2-60, for which he earned 21 ratings points giving him a career-best rating of 897.If Steyn manages to earn three more ratings points in Cape Town, he will become only the second South Africa bowler after Shaun Pollock (November 1999) and 20th overall to reach the 900-point mark which, in rankings terms, is the benchmark for top bowlers.Meanwhile England’s Jonathan Trott, whose undefeated 168 helped England to take a 415-run first innings lead which eventually resulted in an innings and 157 runs victory over Australia, has climbed seven places to claim third position.Trott is now just nine ratings points behind Tendulkar.The two can swap places depending on how they perform in the final Tests of the series which start in Sydney and Cape Town, respectively next week.The other England batsmen moving in the right direction are Alastair Cook in 13th position (up by one place) and Kevin Pietersen in 21st spot (up by four places).The news is not very good for Australia whose top-order batsmen have taken a dive in the rankings.Mike Hussey has dropped four places to share 10th position with Sri Lanka’s Thilan Samaraweera, Shane Watson has fallen two places to 15th spot. Michael Clarke has slipped three places to 24th position and Ricky Ponting has dropped to 29th place, one behind England captain Andrew Strauss.last_img read more

Flop actor Zayed Khan turns to production

first_imgNot having made quite the splash as an actor as he may have hoped for, Zayed Khan is now looking at movie production as an alternative career. The actor, who had earlier declared he would co-produce a movie with Dia Mirza, is now said to be seriously working on a sports film.Says a source, “Zayed has always been interested in making sports based films. He has finally found a script which he might convert into a film.” We have learnt that Zayed has been trying to rope in Farukh Kabir – who directed the Naseeruddin Shah starrer Allah ke Banday last year – for the project. Farukh denies receiving any such offer, but says he is keen on doing a sports movie.Zayed Khan made his Bollywood debut in 2000, with the dud Chura Liya Hai Tumne opposite Esha Deol. His last tryst with celluloid was a guest appearance in the Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer Anjaana Anjaani, which too, flopped miserably.last_img read more

It’s official, Nico Hulkenberg to quit Sahara Force India, join Sauber in 2013

first_imgAfter weeks of speculation, it is now confirmed: Nico Hulkenberg will leave Sahara Force India at the end of the 2012 season to join Sauber.The Swiss-based team announced that it has signed Hulkenberg for the next season. The 25-year-old German made his Formula One debut in 2010 with the Williams F1 Team and captured a pole position in his maiden year.He joined Force India as a reserve and test driver in 2011 and was elevated to racing seat this year in place of Adrian Sutil.”We’ve been observing Nico for some time now and his performances have been very persuasive. That was the case in GP2 and has continued into Formula One. An obvious highlight was how he scored pole at Interlagos in 2010 despite the most challenging external conditions.”He clearly showed he can seize the chance if it arises. But high spots like that are one thing, systematic teamwork is another and on that score I have confidence in Nico too. I’m sure he will fit in very well with the Sauber F1 Team. We look forward to working together with him,” Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said.Hulkenberg sits 12th in the current Drivers’ championship with 49 points and three races to go. His career-best result came this season at the Belgian Grand Prix, where he finished fourth on the challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit.”I’m really looking forward to working with the Sauber F1 Team. It’s a well-placed team and very competitive. The Sauber F1 Team is currently going through a very positive development and I’m certain that together we can achieve a lot. Until that time I will remain fully focused on my job with the Sahara Force India Team. I’d like to thank the management at Sahara Force India for giving me the chance to return to Formula One as a team driver,” Hulkenberg said.advertisementSauber said it will announce its second driver for the 2013 season at a later date. Meanwhile, Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya appreciated the good work Hulkenberg did for the team.”It has been a pleasure to have Nico with us for the last couple of years. At the end of 2010 we identified him as a star of the future and it has been rewarding to watch him develop his racing skills.”Together with Paul he has done a brilliant job for us, helping the team score more points than ever before and giving 100% commitment every weekend. We would like to thank him for all his hard work and wish him well for the future,” Mallya said.last_img read more

PBA: Rain or Shine bounces back, stuns San Miguel

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Qatar to play in Asian Cup final after UAE protest dismissed 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Four-time MVP James Yap scored 21 points in a relief role at the shooting guard spot, but the Painters got the biggest boost from rookie Javee Mocon, who had career-highs of 18 points and 16 rebounds that caught the Beermen by surprise.Rain or Shine improved to 3-1 while the four-time defending champion Beermen, who missed Arwind Santos but welcomed Terrence Romeo back, took a rare second straight loss and dropped below .500 for the first time at 2-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES ANTIPOLO–Rain or Shine came out with a lot of zest and took the very best that San Miguel Beer could offer on Friday night, carving out a 108-98 victory for a great bounce back from its first loss in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.The Elasto Painters used a huge second quarter to gain control before fending off several uprisings by the Beermen and get back on track after dropping a 99-111 upset at the hands of Blackwater just a couple of nights agoADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more

Glasgow CWG: Indian lifter Omkar Otari wins 69 kg bronze

first_imgIndian weightlifter Omkar Otari won the men’s 69 kg bronze medal late Saturday after he lifted a total weight of 296 kg at the Commonwealth Games.The gold went to Mohd Hafifi Mansor, who lifted a total of 305 kg, while Nigeria’s Yinka Ayenuwa took the silver with a lift of 302 kg at the Clyde auditorium.The 26-year-old helped India win its 17th medal at the Games and sixth from the discipline.Earlier Saturday, India had two won golds and three silvers from shooting and one bronze from judo.last_img read more

Celtics pull away in Game 3, close in on sweep of Pacers

first_imgIf they can do it one more time Sunday, last year’s Eastern Conference runner-ups will be headed to the conference semifinals.“In Game 4, we expect (Indiana) to take it to another level,” Jaylen Brown said after scoring 23 points. “We’ve got to come out and not take our foot off the gas. We’ve got to come out and play great basketball and try to close this thing out.”It seems Boston has an answer for every adjustment the Pacers make.With the league’s best defense focused on holding Irving in check Friday, Brown went 8 of 9 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds Jayson Tatum added 18 points and seven rebounds and Irving was still productive with 19 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.For Indiana, it has been a nightmare of a series.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments After charging back from a 15-point first-quarter deficit to take a 61-59 halftime lead, Myles Turner opened the third with a 3-pointer to give the Pacers a five-point lead. Tyreke Evans matched his playoff career high with 19 points, 12 in the second quarter.But then the Celtics did it again.When Indiana’s offense bogged down in the third, Boston scored eight straight points to retake the lead, closed the quarter on a 9-2 run and delivered the final blow with a 10-4 spurt late in the fourth to make it 98-92.“In the third quarter, we lost our patience,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We took quick shots, bailed them out, and lost our rhythm.”TIP-INSCeltics: Tatum also had seven rebounds while Al Horford finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. … The Celtics finished 15 of 34 on 3s after making 8 of 10 in the first quarter. … Boston scored 41 points in the first quarter, the most Indiana has allowed in the first in its NBA playoff history. The Lakers set the previous mark, 38, during the 2000 NBA Finals.Pacers: Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 points and Thaddeus Young had 11 points and nine rebounds. … Domantas Sabonis finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Myles Turner scored 13 points, matching his total from the first two games of the series. … Wesley Matthews had 11 points and Darren Collison scored 10. … Indiana went 11 of 30 on 3s after making 8 of 15 in the first half. … The Pacers committed no turnovers in the second quarter. … Indiana now faces its second sweep in three years after never previously being swept in a best-of-seven series.RETURN ON HOLDAll-Star guard Victor Oladipo was expected to return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Game 3. Instead, bad weather in Florida prevented him from making it back.Oladipo hasn’t appeared publicly in Bankers Life Fieldhouse since he was wheeled off the court on a stretcher with a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee In January. His presence was supposed to give the Pacers an emotional boost. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them pull away from Indiana for a 104-96 victory and a 3-0 series lead.“We’ve come a long way,” All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said. “We’re all making sure we’re giving each other confidence and doing the little things to ensure we win. When you have that type of camaraderie, executing is a lot easier. Now that the stakes are higher, we’re settling into who we want to be.”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, logisticsWhile the names and numbers seem to change on a daily basis, the results have remained strikingly consistent.The Celtics turned Game 1 by limiting Indiana to eight third-quarter points and won by 10. In Game 2, the Celtics erased a double-digit deficit by allowing just 12 fourth-quarter points as they won by eight. This time, it was a 12-point third quarter that swung the momentum, leading Boston to its sixth straight win over Indiana — all since January. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid NBA rescinds technical fouls on Kevin Durant, JaMychal Green Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan.Three games into their first-round playoff series, it’s still working.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Pacers have not said if Oladipo will return for Game 4.THEY SAID ITCeltics: “I think he’s fine. Turns out if you play 16 straight minutes, it cure all ills,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said when asked about Horford’s availability for Game 3.Pacers: “It comes down to the third quarter. We’ve just got to figure out how to get off to a better start,” Evans said.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday in Indianapolis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Bidding wars on Twitter ensue as scalpers exploit demand for UAAP finals tickets

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport A Twitter user going by @UAAPTicketsG3 held a bidding war for a total of 11 patron tickets with five on the UST side and six on Ateneo’s worth P20,000 each.Screengrab of Twitter post from UAAPTicketsG3.@UAAPTicketsG3 even promised more patron and lower box tickets and he wasn’t the only one.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 LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too While there Twitter users who were selling their extra tickets for the same price, there were simply others who couldn’t help but take advantage of the crazy demand for tickets to the UAAP decider.“Checked out the hashtag (#UAAPTickets), and I found out it’s full of scalpers,” said Gretchen Ho, a former middle blocker for Ateneo, in Filipino. “Friends, let’s not take advantage of the situation.”LOOK: Thomasians line up an hour before the ticket selling for the UAAP volleyball finals Game 3 between the UST Golden Tigresses and the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles. #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/oHNh2hRFjZ— Varsitarian Sports (@VSportsUST) May 16, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending ang #UAAPtickets 😆 Suuuupeeeer excited for tomorrow!!!#UAAPSeason81VolleyballFinals #G3 pic.twitter.com/RezkvY8gSD— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) May 17, 2019 Lady Warriors Kath Arado, Lai Bendong shine despite UE’s gloomy season UST also sold tickets this morning but they were immediately sold out.Game 3 is at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew UST and Ateneo face off for the last time for the UAAP championshi on Saturday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Scalpers have found a new avenue to illegally sell their tickets: Twitter.Using the hashtag #UAAPtickets, scalpers are holding bidding wars for tickets for Game 3 of the UAAP women’s volleyball finals between University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more

Trouble-free wins

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Meanwhile, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial fined four members of Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer for their involvement in the on-court incident that marred Game 5 of the Finals between the Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots.A fan dressed as Spider-Man, later identified as Paolo Felizarta, ran into the court in the fourth quarter of Game 5, resulting in a skirmish that stretched into the tunnel leading to the dugout.Players Kelly Nabong and Ronald Tubid were both fined P75,000 and were banned from playing three games, while assistant team manager Daniel Henares and team physician Dr. Ramon Ibanez were slapped with P50,000 penalties and were also suspended for two games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Perhaps the players got challenged,” he said.The Aces, meanwhile, couldn’t find a way to plug the absence of Chris Banchero, the top performer in their first win this conference who sat out Wednesday night’s game due to an injured calf.In the second game, Terrence Jones had 41 points and 14 rebounds as TNT whipped NLEX, 102-87.Jones validated all the hype that surrounded his arrival, dumping 23 points in the first half alone to power the KaTropa.“My teammates helped a lot, especially defensively and they really helped get me going,” Jones said.ADVERTISEMENT Mighty takes Gilas PH spot in Taipei Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 ANTIPOLO—NorthPort, without its foremost weapon, flaunted its depth to topple an equally hobbled Alaska side, 103-81, on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT The Batang Pier banked on feisty performances by import Prince Ibeh, Sean Anthony and Robert Bolick in the second half to pull away from the Aces.“We usually just do well for three quarters. Then in the fourth, we’re no longer executing, we’re no longer playing defense,” coach Pido Jarencio said after steering the Batang Pier to their first win in the conference.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“[Tonight] we delivered completely … We played 48 minutes of good basketball.”It was a solid show for NorthPort despite the absence of star guard Stanley Pringle. But Jarencio said the absence of Pringle, who is recovering from a procedure to remove bone spurs and who will rejoin the squad in its next game, actually helped fire up the squad. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

Hammer toe

first_imgHammer toe is a condition where a toe bends downward like a claw. You can be born with hammer toe or develop it from wearing short, narrow shoes. Symptoms of hammer toe include foot pain, calluses on the sole of the foot, or corns on the top of the toe. Treatment of mild cases and cases in children can include foot manipulation and splinting of the toe. More severe cases may need surgery to straighten the toe joint. Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img read more