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Potts grateful to end college career with a title after season’s struggles

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first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Commentary: The last thing this PBA standoff needed was a boycott Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf there was one player in San Beda who struggled to adjust from coach Jamike Jarin to coach Boyet Fernandez, it was Davon Potts.The Fil-Am spiner’s minutes and numbers dwindled under the new mentor, mustering only 6.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 21.9 minutes in the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT “It was really hard for me this year,” he admitted.READ: San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championshipFEATURED 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 shutoutBut Potts stayed the course and got the chance to show his worth in the Finals, averaging 15 points, 4.5 rebounds, and one assist.His contribution seemed to be the missing piece as the Red Lions finally solved the puzzle that was the Pirates, sweeping the best-of-three title clash to claim the NCAA Season 93 title. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img “It’s a great feeling,” said Potts, who is ending his two-year stay in Mendiola with a pair of rings. “I keep a lot of things at the back of my mind with the history of San Beda, and I owe it to them in bringing me here. I just wanted to make sure that we live the legacy and continue the championship, and make sure that we continue the winning culture here.”READ: Drop in draft blessing in disguise for Davon PottsThe championship is as a validation for Potts as he overcame every challenge thrown his way—from the tough transition brought by the coaching change to his killer schedule with the preseason grind and the PBA D-League.“It was worth it because this is a testament to show that no matter what you go through, no matter how much you have a downfall, you can always bounce back,” he said, drawing a valuable life lesson in the process he had to go through.“When you get up, you got to make sure to stay disciplined and persistent mentally and physically to get where you need to be. That is a testament to all the people that look up to me and make sure that nothing is easy, you have to earn it. Everything in life, you have to fight for everything you want to get.”ADVERTISEMENT San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Now, Potts begins a new chapter in his career, this time in the PBA with Alaska which picked him in the second round of the 2017 PBA Draft.But before he leaves Mendiola for good, his final year with the Red Lions taught him one thing.“I won two championships with Cignal and I won two championships with San Beda. This just shows that you sacrifice not for your individual stats, but you sacrifice for the team,” he said. “That’s what counts, not the individual stats. You have to win because that’s what counts.” Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Muralitharan looks to play till 2013-14

first_imgLegendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today made it clear he will continue to play cricket for another three years as he felt fit enough to feature in Indian Premier League and English county circuit.”I think my body is good enough to play cricket for another three years. I would like to play IPL and some county cricket in England. I have received some offers (from the counties) but can’t disclose them at this moment,” he said.Muralitharan was speaking at a felicitation function by his IPL team Chennai Super Super Kings here for taking 800 Test wickets.In a media interaction later, Muralitharan said that he had agreed to former Indian captain Anil Kumble’s offer to join him in starting an academy but refused to disclose the details of the venture.Asked whether he would play in next year’s World Cup in the sub continent, Muralitharan said, “It is still too early.I want to see how I play in the Champions League Twenty20 and then decide on the World Cup,” the 38-year-old Muralitharan said.Sanjay Manjrekar, who anchored the function, requested scribes before opening the floor for a question answer session not to pose questions on the match fixing allegations in Pakistan’s ongoing England tour.However, Muralitharan did answer a question on the issue, saying it is for the Pakistan Cricket Board and its English counterpart to deal with the situation and decide.”These are only allegations and I wouldn’t like to comment on these matters,” he said.advertisementMuralitharan said Harbhajan Singh has the best chance of reaching the 800 figure mark but he could not predict whether the Indian off-spinner would achieve the feat or not.”Harbhajan is only 29 and statistically it is possible for him to reach 800. But it is up to the bowler and I can’t predict anything. You should have the hunger to achieve anything,” he said.Manjrekar and former India captain S Venkataraghavan hosted a group discussion as part of the function.Tamil Nadu cricketers of Chennai Super Kings — Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anirudha Srikkanth and Shadab Jakati — and operations director V B Chandrasekar recalled their experiences with their famous colleague in IPL events.Venkatraghavan, part of the famous Indian spin quartet of yesteryears, showered praise on Muralitharan and discussed the finer points of spin bowling.Venkatraghavan presented Muralitharan a Super Kings team shirt with the number 800 printed on the back and Sri Lankan star immediately wore it on the stage.last_img read more

Yuvraj hopes to play key role for Team India in World Cup

KOLKATA BEAT HYDERABAD BY 9 RUNS

PWI vs CSK: Chennai beat Pune by 8 wickets

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Barcelona beat Real Madrid to reach Champions League final

first_imgBarcelona reached the Champions League final after a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night completed a 3-1 aggregate win in the final installment of a four-match series between Spain’s bitter rivals.Andres Iniesta returned from injury to thread a perfect through ball to Pedro Rodriguez for the 54th minute opener before Angel Di Maria found Marcelo with a short pass for Madrid’s equalier 10 minutes later.Barcelona go for their second Champions League title in three seasons under coach Pep Guardiola as the Spanish champion did their bit for a possible repeat of the 2009 final against Manchester United, which lead Schalke 2-0 in the other semi-final.The final takes place on May 28 at Wembley, where Barcelona won their first Champions League title in 1992.As in the first leg, Barcelona dominated a defensive Madrid, which were without banned coach Jose Mourinho for the match in the steady rain at the Camp Nou Stadium, but the second leg provided a far more absorbing contest than the first.” Football justice was served,” Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez said. ” The best team got through.” Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas kept the visitors in touch with a number of superb saves from Lionel Messi in the first half and would have been back in the tie had Gonzalo Higuain’s not been disallowed at the start of the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo went down under a challenge from Gerard Pique and, in falling, clipped the heel of Javier Mascherano, before Higuain put the ball in the net. Referee Frank De Bleeckere pulled play back for Ronaldo’s foul on Mascherano.advertisementBarcelona struck after that as Pedro gathered Iniesta’s pass alone inside the area before beating Casillas with a low, left- footed shot. As Barcelona looked to close out the game, Guardiola brought on Eric Abidal in the Marcelo ( 64) 90th minute for his first appearance since undergoing surgery to remove a liver tumor in March.last_img read more

MHT CET 2011 results: Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Examination 2011 results declared

first_imgThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) have declared the results of the Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Examination (MHT-CET) on Tuesday.The MHT CET 2011 results are available on the websites www.dmer.org and www.dte.org.in.The CET Maharashtra merit list, however, will be out on June 25 which will be followed by a centralised admissions process or CAP about a week later.The MHT CET is held for admissions to medical, engineering and pharmacy courses in Maharashtra. The examinations were held on May 12. Over 3 lakh students had appeared for the MHT CET 2011 examinations.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Akshay Kumar’s Breakaway in cinemas on Sept 30

first_imgAkshay KumarBollywood actor Akshay Kumar is all excited about his first Hollywood film Breakaway as a producer. The film will release on September 30. The international version of the film is titled Breakaway, while the Indian version will be called Speedy Singh, in which Akshay will feature in a cameo role.”Dear all, my maiden Hollywood venture, Breakaway (Indian version called SpeedySinghs) is releasing on 30th Sept,” Akshay said on micro-blogging site Twitter. Directed by Robert Lieberman, Breakaway, is a cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community of Toronto, Canada.The film follows a young Indian ice hockey player caught between family’s traditional expectations and a dream to make it in the national sport of his adopted country. Real life hockey player Vinay Virmani debuts in the movie in the lead role.”Introducing Vinay Virmani as Rajveer Singh, a good ice hockey player in reel & real life and yes he can act! ladies,” Akshay said and also posted a picture of the debut actor on Twitter.The 43-year-old actor said he would be sharing movie stills of the film. “So you’ll can gauge my excitement 😉 and support me with your love and best wishes as u always do,” he said.last_img read more

Top brands bet on India’s chances at London Olympics

first_imgThe five interlocked rings in blue, yellow, black, green and red are among the most recognizable logos in the world today. As more than 11,000 athletes from 204 countries strive to get faster, higher and stronger in the 30th edition of the modern Olympic Games in London, brands from India are trying their bit to cheer the largest Indian contingent ever to the biggest sporting show on earth.The Olympics brand is the second-biggest in the world, valued at $45 billion, according to a recent study by consultancy firm Brand Finance. It trails only Apple Inc, which is worth $67 billion. No wonder then that brands from India want to associate with the Olympics in one way or the other.Samsung India, which launched the ‘Samsung Olympic Ratna’ programme to provide scholarships to eight Indian athletes who qualified for the London Olympics 2012, is betting big. The company is a partner of the Indian contingent and has announced a reward of Rs 20 lakh, Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh for winners of gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively. “After Abhinav Bindra won gold in 2008 at Beijing, interest for Olympics in India has been going up. This is giving us confidence to associate with brand Olympics more than ever before,” says Rahul Saighal, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung India.Read more at: Business Todaylast_img read more

It’s raining laptops in Gujarat poll promises

first_imgAhead of assembly elections it is truly raining promises in Gujarat. Desperate to make a comeback to Gandhinagar, the Congress, which has been out of power in the state for more than a decade and a half, has now promised free laptops to all students after class 12 till post-graduation.The party on Tuesday announced that if voted to power, it will make school education in the state “world class”.The party  further promised that it would constitute “Vidya Nidhi” for payment of 30 per cent of the students from poor and middle class families studying in self-financed colleges. It also promised that it would form a “Gujarat Olympics Academy” to train world class sportspersons, for which coaches will be appointed for various sports from within and outside the country.  Sports complexes will be established at taluka levels, the party said. The party promised to reserve  25 per cent seats in public schools for poor students as per the RTE Act and the state government will bear the fees for them.  “Students Special” buses will also be made available for rural students for commuting to colleges and schools, according to the party.Congress had earlier announced that if voted to power, it will set up a Gujarat Medical Service Corporation (GMSC) to ensure better healthcare facility to the people.The party had also promised that apart from free distribution of around 250 life saving drugs, it will ensure that the medicines in government hospitals are available in their generic forms, which will significantly bring down the cost of treatment. All this apart from paying premium for medical insurance cover up to Rs 30000 per head and provisions for public private partnership for higher cover. Making well strategized moves, Congress has been steadily doling out promises to woo all sections of the society which, many feel, may spell trouble for the BJP in the ensuing assembly election.Congress had got a shot in the arm after its promise of cheap houses to the women of Gujarat under the scheme ‘Ghar nu Ghar’ became a hit with people in the state. As a matter of fact, the impact of the poll promise led the Gujarat government to resurrect the moribund Gujarat Housing Board after more than 14 years.As a matter of fact, the state government has also recently rolled out healthcare and medical insurance schemes for people below poverty line.advertisementlast_img read more

First look: Ranbir, Priyanka’s Barfi!

first_imgActors Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi! has been creating waves for a long time. The first trailer of the film has been released online. And going by the trailer released by UTV Motion Pictures, it seems like we are looking forward to another hit this year.The film was earlier titled Silence, is about a speech and hearing impaired man, played by Ranbir, and the two women in his life, played by Priyanka and southern star Ileana D’Cruz.The trailer has no dialogues, only funny gestures that show Ranbir Kapoor in a new look, sporting a tiny golden plait and wearing drab sleeveless sweaters. From the trailer, it looks like Ranbir has been able to essay his role pretty well, and Priyanka’s mentally challenged avatar looks quite promising.The film is is expected to release in September 2012.Watch the video:last_img read more

Hugo Ruiz dominates Jhack Tepora replacement in featherweight bout

first_imgRuiz (39-4) then proceeded to pummel Guevara (27-4), immediately flooring the new opponent seconds into the first round.The first round knockdown, though, was the only highlight of the fight as Guevara managed to stick around and maintaining distance until the end of the fight.Robert Hoyle awarded Ruiz with the 100-89 card while Adalaide Byrd and Glenn Trowbridge scored it 99-90.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño 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 Ruiz pitching a shut-out in Round 9 of tonight’s opening bout 👊 pic.twitter.com/cZruyCpcpm— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Hugo Ruiz scored a unanimous decision win over Alberto Guevara, who replaced Filipino Jhack Tepora, in the featherweight contest during the main event of Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner title fight Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe original bout was supposed to be between Ruiz and Tepora for the interim WBA World featherweight title but the Filipino bet stepped on the scales 5.5 pounds above the 126-lb division limit.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentscenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tepora was dutifully stripped of the belt and Alberto Guevara was called in to fight Ruiz in the non-title fight. Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis: ‘Heart says Pacquiao, mind says Broner’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

NBSSLUP to recruit for the 2014 posts of technical officer, assistant

first_imgNational Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSSLUP), Nagpur has invited applications for posts of Senior Technical Officer and Technical Assistant on temporary basis under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agriculture Research. It is one of the fourteen Natural Resource Management (NRM) institutes of the ICAR entrusted to conduct RD&T activities mainly in soil survey, remote sensing applications, land evaluation and land use planning. Candidates may apply with the prescribed format.Important Date: Last date for submission of application is September 27, 2014Job DescriptionSenior Technical Officer- 1Technical Assistant- 2ELIGIBILITYFor Senior Technical Officer Master Degree (in Agriculture/Geography/Geology/Geo-Informatics) or equivalent from a recognised university.Aged between 18-35 yearsFor Technical Assistant Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or any other branch of science relevant to agriculture/geography from a recognised university.Aged between 18-30 years.SALARYFor Senior Technical Officer: Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100 plus Grade Pay of Rs 5,400 per month.For Technical Assistant: Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200 plus Grade Pay of Rs 2,800 per month.Selection Procedure: Shortlisted candidates will be selected on the basis of performance in the Written Test/Trade Test/Practical Test/ Skill Test/ Personal Interview, which might be conducted by the administration.PAPAER PATTERNWritten Test – Time – 1 hour, Maximum Marks – 100Question will be ‘OBJECTIVE TYPE WITH MULTIPLE CHOICE’ and also all questions willbe bilingually i.e. in Hindi (Devnagri) and English.Questions will be of graduate standard of Science/Agriculture.The test will include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, history.How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply in the prescribed form along with the duly-attested photo copies of relevant certificates/testimonials in support of date of birth, qualifications, experience, category (SC/ST/PWD), publications etc. with recent passport size photograph, which should be affix on the application form may be forwarded to the “National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Amravati Road, Nagpur – 440 033” .For further information visit the official website of NBSSLUP.advertisementlast_img read more

James Harden makes 8 3s as Rockets thump Kings

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Harden made eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points, helping Houston beat the Sacramento Kings 127-101 on Wednesday night.“We played very, very well,” Harden said. “We’re kind of catching a momentum and it feels pretty good. It’s even more exciting once we get our full roster back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Rockets closed out a four-game trip with their third consecutive victory, and they appeared to be on the verge of adding Iman Shumpert to their array of talented shooters. Gerald Green matched his season high with 25 points, and Eric Gordon scored 20 points.Houston, Sacramento and Cleveland were working on a trade that most notably will move Shumpert from the Kings to the Rockets. Houston is sending Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Cavaliers. Alec Burks — now traded for the second time this season, after starting the year in Utah — will go from the Cavaliers to the Kings. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA trade call has not yet been completed.“Shump is a vet who can help us defensively, ball-handling, shooting,” Harden said. “He’s been playing very well this season. Once he gets here and gets a couple of practices in, let’s go.”Houston has won seven games by 20 or more points this season, including twice on its road trip.“That’s a good trip for us,” Chris Paul said. “To get three on this road trip, we’re playing the right way.”Sacramento also was working on a trade for Dallas’ Harrison Barnes in another deal ahead of Thursday’s deadline.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield, left, and others during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, California — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are finding their rhythm at the right time.Looks as if some help is on the way, too.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Mavericks deal Harrison Barnes to Kings while beating Hornets Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations The Kings had won three in a row and four of five. Buddy Hield had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Marvin Bagley III added 10 points and 10 boards.“Tough night,” coach Dave Joerger said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well, they did. It’s been a tough couple of hours and an interesting couple of hours.”Sacramento kept Harden off the line, but the reigning NBA MVP still scored almost at will.Harden collected 25 points while helping Houston to a 76-45 halftime lead. He made four 3-pointers during a 19-3 run over the final five minutes of the second quarter.Harden — the NBA leader in average free-throw attempts — was limited to two, matching his season low. But he went 13 for 26 from the field.“Guys set the tone early,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Pretty impressive finish of the road trip. There’s just a lot of good things that we did solid.”Things got chippy midway through the fourth when Harden was called for a technical foul after he exchanged words with Sacramento’s Frank Mason near midcourt.The Kings struggled to keep up. They trailed by as many as 37 in the second half.TIP-INSRockets: Paul had 15 points and 11 assists. … Gordon returned to the lineup after sitting out Monday’s win over Phoenix because of right knee soreness. … Houston is 8-4 without Clint Capela, who is sidelined with a right thumb injury. 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 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 13 points while starting in place of Shumpert, who addressed his former Sacramento teammates in the locker room before the game and then left the arena. … Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph are reportedly being sent to Dallas as part of the trade for Barnes.FARIED’S NIGHTKenneth Faried had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Houston. He has settled in nicely after signing with the Rockets as a free agent on Jan. 21.He is averaging 16.1 points since joining his third team this season.“It’s always nice to know that, yes, he is a perfect fit,” D’Antoni said. “When Clint gets back and (Faried) comes off the bench, he can give us that spurt that we can have 48 solid minutes of high-energy centers running up and down the floor.”UP NEXTRockets: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday.Kings: Host Miami on Friday. View comments LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Errol Spence eyes ‘pound-for-pound’ status in Mikey Garcia showdown

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), is in no doubt what a victory over Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) will mean for his career.READ: Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhereFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This win makes me pound-for-pound number one,” Spence said this week. “Mikey has a great record and a big fan base and I feel like winning this fight turns me into a star.“Everyone wants to take Floyd Mayweather’s place as the face of boxing, and this puts me on the right track to become the face of boxing and the best fighter in the world.” MOST READ “So even if (Garcia) looks good, they’ll say, ‘The smaller guy looked good, he just couldn’t hold up the weight.’”Garcia, who has held world titles in four different weight classes, is adamant that he has not bitten off more than he can chew against the naturally bigger Spence.“I have all the tools and all the skills needed to beat Errol Spence Jr,” Garcia said. When it comes to timing, speed, reflexes and defense, you name it, I’m better,” the 31-year-old added.Garcia’s best chance of victory may be to take the fight into the later rounds, hoping to score consistently by darting in and out of range of Spence’s heavier shots.The Californian revealed he had planned for a long fight, but is confident he can deliver an abrupt finish if needed.“We can go 12 rounds for sure,” Garcia said. “But, if I get a chance to hurt my opponent, I’m definitely going to jump on him and get the knockout.“Saturday night, Errol is going to find out why I picked this fight. All of my opponents say they don’t see anything special when they watch me, until they get into the ring.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The champion’s hyperbole, however, is not cutting ice with boxing’s cognoscenti, many of whom believe the 29-year-old is a heavy favorite to outmuscle Garcia, who is stepping up two weight classes to take on Spence.Retired former super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward believes Saturday’s bout will be a “classic case of a good big man beats the little good man.”“The added weight and sheer size and power of Spence will prove to be too much for a great fighter who just took too much of a risk,” Ward told ESPN.While Spence believes victory on Saturday puts him in the pound-for-pound conversation, he is preparing for negative reviews.“They’ll say he’s too small,” Spence said. “If I beat him up throughout the whole fight, they’ll say, ‘He has amazing heart for a little guy. Errol Spence is supposed to do that, he’s the bigger welterweight.’ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) Errol Spence Jr., lennox Lewis and Mikey Garcia attend FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions Press Conference Experience on November 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence Jr. believes he will deserve to be regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world if he successfully defends his IBF welterweight crown against Mikey Garcia in Texas on Saturday.Spence and Garcia face off at the AT&T Stadium Arlington in a battle of unbeaten fighters which sees the champion aiming to lay claim to being the best fighter in a division full of talent.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Transgender and their lives: All you should know about it

first_imgIn the year 2014, the transgenders were recognised as a third gender by the Supreme Court which ordered the government to provide the third gender with quotas in jobs and education. On April 24, 2015, a bill for the transgenders was passed in the Rajya Sabha which sought equal rights for the community. The bill was later adopted through a voice note.Since human rights are for all then why should they be neglected? On the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day, here is all you should know about the transgenders and why they deserve equal rights. Let’s start with knowing the term Transgender.Transgender is a global term for the people whose gender identity does not conform with the sex they were assigned at the time of their birth. Sex is different from gender. Sex refers to genitalia and gender is a society constructed definition to differentiate between a man and a woman.Lives of transgenders:Being a transgender is not a choice in the first placeThe transgender community is unbelievably and amazingly diverseSome transgender people identify as male or female, and some identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or agenderSome of the trans people take hormones and have surgery and some don’tThe LGBT community still faces substantial disgrace based on over a century of being branded as mentally ill and different. Although these views for gays and lesbians have faded over the years, the trans people still face such issues. They are often ridiculed for what they areSince the society ridicules them, they often face rejection from their families, friends, co-workers and othersThey are often harassed, bullied for being a transgenderNot only they face rejection from their family and friends, but are also denied access to hospitals, public toilets, schools, industries and public places.This Independence day, let’s pledge to eradicate all forms of discrimination against trans people and to treat them like fellow human beings. The following video should be definitely seen!advertisementSource: YouTubelast_img read more

Europa League: Unai Emery Rests Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s Trip to Frankfurt

Granit Xhaka Blames Death Threats and Sick Taunts for Arsenal Fan Feud

first_imgLondon: Granit Xhaka has blamed death threats to his family for his furious response to jeers from Arsenal fans during last weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace.Xhaka appeared to swear at the Emirates Stadium crowd after his second half substitution prompted sarcastic cheers and booing during the 2-2 draw. The Arsenal midfielder cupped his ears, waved his arms angrily and ripped off his shirt before storming down the tunnel.Xhaka has faced calls to be stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after Gunners boss Unai Emery admitted the Swiss midfielder’s reaction was wrong.But the 27-year-old, who was also booed against Aston Villa earlier this season, has now revealed he reached boiling point following a series of sick taunts toward him and his family via social media. “My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply,” he wrote on Instagram.”People have said things like ‘We will break your legs’, ‘Kill your wife’ and ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer’.”That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.”Xhaka missed Arsenal’s League Cup fourth round loss at Liverpool on Wednesday as Emery took him out of the firing line.But he was already a disliked figure among many Arsenal fans after lacklustre displays since his 2016 arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach.His failure to block the cross that led to Palace’s equalising goal on Sunday was the final straw for some at the Emirates as they vented their frustrations.A decision over the captaincy remains to be announced, although Xhaka is said to retain the backing of Arsenal’s players, who voted him skipper in pre-season.With Arsenal due to face Wolves at home on Saturday, Xhaka’s statement will keep the issue firmly in the spotlight.Despite the lengthy message, he did not offer a direct apology for his actions, only saying sorry if people felt he had been disrespectful.”In this situation I let myself get carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy,” he added.”That has not been my intention and I’m sorry if that’s what people thought.”My wish is to get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place. Let’s move forward positively together.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.center_img arsenalfansGranit XhakaPremier League First Published: November 1, 2019, 7:31 AM ISTlast_img read more

Football : Leicester’s Jamie Vardy remains a major doubt for the rest of the…

first_imgAdvertisementEngland manager Gareth Southgate has thrown a major question mark over second striker Jamie Vardy’s fitness as he seemed to have suffered an injury during the Colombia match after coming on as a sub. He picked up the injury towards the end and was unable to take one of the penalties during the shootout. The England striker has injured his groin and could miss possibly the rest of the tournament.Gareth Southgate remains pessimistic about his player’s fitness as Vardy has missed the latest training session as he has been taking sugar injections to catalyze his recovery process. Apart from Jamie Vardy, wingbacks Ashley Young and and Kyle Walker had also susutained light injuries during the Colombia match.  A cramp for the right wing back, kyle walker while his left counterpart felt an ankle but England manager remains optimistic about their availability for the crunch quarter-final match against Sweden although he did warn about not picking them for the clash if they were not 100 percent fit. On the sweet side, Tottenham’s Dele Alli returned to the starting eleven after having missed the last two group games against Panama and Belgium due to a thigh injury.Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018: Previewing the Quarterfinal match-ups and beyond (Part 1)Football: Twitterati goes crazy on England’s exceptional win in the World Cup on penalties. Advertisementlast_img read more

World T20: Protesters threaten to dig up Eden Gardens pitch ahead of India-Pakistan clash

first_imgAnti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI) , which has been stridently opposing the Pakistan cricket team playing in India, on Wednesday threatened to dig up the pitch at Eden Gardens here that is hosting the high voltage India-Pakistan tie in the World Twenty20. (World T20: Mamata Banerjee happy to host Indo-Pak clash at Eden Gardens) The ATFI has been opposing hosting of the Pakistan team until the terror masterminds behind the Mumbai, Pathankot and the recent Pampore attacks are handed to India by Pakistan. (Sad for Dharamsala, Kolkata lucky to get India-Pakistan game, says Sourav Ganguly) “Hosting of Pakistan in India is a grave insult to all our brave soldiers who were martyred in these attacks. We will not allow the match at any cost, we will dig up the Eden pitch, there will be massive protests,” said ATFI national president Viresh Shandilya.”The ATFI now is holding a meet to decide our course of action. How can the Indian cricket board be insensitive to undermine the tears of widows of our martyrs? We will hold protests across Kolkata including the airport,” he added.The organisation had also threatened to dig up the pitch at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala which was scheduled to host the March 19 India-Pakistan match.Citing security reasons, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday relocated the India vs Pakistan group stage match to Kolkata.last_img read more