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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

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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 and 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