Month: November 2019

 

Injured Madarang hopes to play for Malditas in SEA Games

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Assistant coach John Paul Merida said they are leaving it to head coach Marnelli Dimzon to decide on Madarang’s fate.But Merida said they have backup strikers like Kyren Angela Dimaandal and Hali Moriah Candido Long who can step up the plate.The young, energetic squad is bolstered by Fil-foreigns players including Madarang, Long, Faith Sean Ruetas and Patricia Tomanon and is often mentioned in the same sentence as their famous counterparts, Philippine Azkals.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES The Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games Read Next “It doesn’t hurt. But it’s stiff. The swelling is down really,” said the 19-year-old Madarang who have not joined the team in practice. “I mean I really want to play but it’s what’s best for me and what’s best for the team.”But Team Philippines’ orthopaedic surgeon Felix Victor Gaddi didn’t recommend her to play, saying “risk outweighs” the gains.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 shutoutMadarang, according to Gaddi, needs at least two months of rest. She just might be saved for the 2018 Asian Cup in Jordan.Incidentally, the Malditas qualified in the Asian Cup following an impressive showing by Madarang who scored four goals in total in the qualifier in Tajikistan. MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Malditas’ Eva Silva Madarang. INQUIRER/Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — Given the choice, Eva Silva Madarang is willing to defy the recommendations of the coaching staff and even team doctors so she can play in the Southeast Asian Games women’s football opener against host Malaysia Tuesday.The bubbly Madarang, who hails from Thousand Oaks, California, dislocated her right elbow on Tuesdayhen the Malditas underwent training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

 

Chicago Bulls ban Portis 8 games for breaking teammate’s jaw

first_imgBolts bounce back Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mirotic fell to the floor after being struck and stayed there several minutes before rising. He was taken to the hospital and discharged Tuesday.Mirotic, 26, averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 70 games last season and was expected to have a starting role for the Bulls this season after inking a two-year deal worth $12.5 million with Chicago.Portis, 22, averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 64 games last season and was competing with Mirotic to start at power forward. He averaged 6.9 points and 5.0 rebounds over 126 games in the past two seasons after being taken by Chicago in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. /cbbADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bobby Portis (left) of the Chicago Bulls fouls Jae Crowder of the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls have suspended Portis for eight games after he broke the jaw of teammate Nikola Mirotic with a punch. AFPCHICAGO, United States — Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was suspended eight games by the NBA club on Wednesday, a day after punching teammate Nikola Mirotic at practice and breaking his jaw.Bulls executive vice president John Paxson, who announced the ban, also said Mirotic, of Spanish and Montenegro citizenship, will miss four to six weeks after suffering upper jaw fractures and a concussion in Tuesday’s altercation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Both players owned responsibility in the incident itself but only one player threw a punch,” Paxson said. “And that punch connected. For us, that is inexcusable. It’s not who we are. It disappoints us.”Mirotic’s concussion symptoms must subside before his facial injuries can be addressed, Paxson said.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 shutoutPortis begins serving the ban Thursday when the Bulls play their season opener at Toronto. While unable to play, Portis will be able to continue practicing with the team.“Bobby Portis is not a bad person,” Paxson said. “He’s a good kid. He’s a competitive kid. But in this instance, he made a mistake. And as we all know when you make mistakes, you have to suffer the consequences.” Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Gamescenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

 

Irving’s big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Paul George had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 11 assists for the Thunder. Carmelo Anthony had 10 points and 14 rebounds but shot just 3 of 17.In a play that seemingly summarized the first half, Irving drove hard to the hoop in the closing seconds of the second quarter and went for a layup before Andre Roberson emphatically swatted it to the ground as time expired with the Thunder leading 55-37. Irving was 1 of 9 from the field before the break.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 shutoutBoston chipped away at Oklahoma City’s lead throughout the third quarter and cut it to a point. Irving had nine points in the period to help the Celtics shave their deficit to 71-67.A 3-pointer by Semi Ojeleye with just under six minutes to play tied it at 79, and a 3-pointer by Horford put the Celtics ahead 82-79. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) grabs a rebound in front of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics rallied from 18 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.Al Horford scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Boston has allowed 94 or fewer points in every game during its winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Irving made a 3 and was fouled by Westbrook. Irving missed the free throw, but came up with the rebound and made a layup to put the Celtics up 87-81 with 4:13 to play. Irving’s layup with 14.6 seconds remaining gave Boston a five-point lead. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

 

AFC Cup: Ceres slays giant JDT, makes Asean zonal finals

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Fouled by Aidil Zafuan, Rodriguez slotted the ball past JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias in the 92nd minute, turning the stadium into a garden of delight.“I think after the 180 minutes, we deserved to go through,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “We got a bit lucky with the penalty, but what’s most important is we got the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRodriguez’s goal made it 4-4 on aggregate, but the Busmen advanced on the away goals rule, after scoring twice in the first leg in Johor Bahru.Ceres will play Home United of Singapore in the two-legged Asean finals, the equivalent of which is the quarterfinal stage in Asia’s second-tier club competition, in August. Star outlasts Alaska in OT thriller BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES The Busmen were rewarded for their enterprising play early on paid with Kota Kawase stabbing home a Kevin Ingreso delivery in the 26th minute, before Gabriel Guerra levelled for the visitors 20 minutes into the second half, rifling home a shot from a tight angle just inside the box.Guerra’s goal sucked the energy out of the Panaad, which had witnessed Ceres blitzed through the opposition in the group stage.OJ Porteria almost restored the advantage for Ceres two minutes later, but his volley at the far post from Iain Ramsay’s cross went over.But just when it looked like all hope was lost for the Busmen, they were handed a lifeline when Chinese referee Fu Ming called a foul on Zafuan for pulling Rodriguez down as he went for the ball on Ingreso’s corner kick.With the entire stadium on pins and needles, Rodriguez calmly sent his penalty down the middle, even as Farizal lunged to his right.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast PENALTY? Johor Darul Ta’zim defender AIdil Zafuan pulls Ceres-Negros Fernando Rodriguez’s jersey while defending a corner kick, leading to the penalty that won the AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie for Ceres. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Mymy AlagabanBACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros treated this football-loving city another performance to remember. This time, the Busmen overcame a Southeast Asian giant, while adding a touch of history to their achievement.Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez kept his cool from the penalty spot in stoppage time as Ceres nipped former champion Johor Darul Ta’zim, 2-1, to become the first Filipino club to reach the AFC Cup Asean zonals at Panaad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:38Duterte orders probe on radio broadcaster slay in Dumaguete00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had confidence in myself, but I also thought about my family (as I was taking the penalty),” said Rodriguez, who also scored in the first leg.Farizal’s frustrations boiled over before the restart as he was seen shoving the Fu Ming as well as another assistant referee.While JDT, which ruled the competition in 2015, walked off the pitch in despair, the Busmen went on their victory lap, exorcising the ghosts of last season’s heartbreaking exit in the same stage against South China of Hong Kong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

 

Lariba to undergo bone marrow transplant

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “Her doctors are now preparing Yanyan for her bone marrow transplant. The procedure and other medical expenses is estimated from P1.6M to P3M,” it added.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED 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 starsLariba had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), La Salle announced in May.The La Salle star was the first Filipino table tennis player to represent the country in the Summer Olympics. Tatum, Celtics 3-0; Summer League set for tournament stage Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The 22-year-old paddler dominated the UAAP table tennis field in her five-year stint for the Green Paddlers where she became a three-time Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year in Season 74, and the UAAP Athlete of the Year in Seasons 77 and 78.READ: Athletes unite for ailing LaribaDLSU called on their community to extend financial assistance to Lariba and her family to “defray the cost of the expenses.”Donations can be sent through Mrs. Imelda N. Lariba by making deposits to the following savings accounts: BDO 870-007-459 and UCPB 104120046272. –Rogelio Jr Nato, INQUIRER.net internADVERTISEMENT 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 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH Olympian Ian Lariba.Rio Olympian Ian Lariba is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant even as De La Salle continued to ask for support for the ailing athlete.“Yanyan Lariba’s recent laboratory results are encouraging and she is currently undergoing consolidation chemotherapy to sustain her improving health condition,” said DLSU Sports in a tweet.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

 

Sources: Blatche reluctant to join Gilas in Lebanon Fiba Asia

first_imgAn obvious reason for Blatche’s reluctance, according to one of the sources, is the peace and order situation in Beirut, the Lebanese capital where the games will be held.Reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Alaska’s Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort and TNT KaTropa’s Jayson Castro are considered shoo-ins for the Asian Championship squad.The PBA had agreed a few days ago to go “all in” for Gilas as Reyes now has a free hand to assemble the best team possible in a tournament where Australia and New Zealand will play in for the first time after Fiba had merged the Asia and Oceania regions.Meanwhile, Reyes and the rest of the Gilas team that finished fourth in the Jones Cup in Taipei planed in home on Monday morning and the coach is set to have a meeting with the SBP leadership and his assistant coaches to be able to finalize the lineup.As of now, Fiba already has a 24-man list – Blatche and Standhardinger included – forwarded by the SBP a few weeks back, and from there, Gilas’ final roster will come.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 Andray Blatche. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChot Reyes will submit his 12-man roster to Fiba Asia by 12 noon on Tuesday, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is cramming to convince Andray Blatche to sign up as the former NBA star has been reluctant in joining the team in the Aug, 8-20 regional showcase in Lebanon.Two different sources told the Inquirer that Blatche has yet to get on board even with just over two weeks left before the country tries to win the Asian Championship for the first time in 44 years with a team backstopped by the best talents in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Standhardinger is scheduled to play in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug, 20 together with some members of the Jones Cup team led by amateurs Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras.Baser Amer, who is playing with Meralco, and Troy Rosario, a mainstay of TNT KaTropa, will join Ravena and Co. as they try to win the Philippines’ 18th cage gold medal in Malaysia.Considering the SEAG lineup, Reyes will have just 15 men to choose from for the Fiba Asia team, meaning he would need to just cut three men, one of them being the off-form Mac Belo, the top pick in the last PBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES This, despite the SBP reportedly being forced to bite the bullet, so to speak, with Blatche commanding a very high price to again play for the country.Blatche has been Gilas’ naturalized player since the 2014 World Cup in Spain where he helped the Filipinos win their first game – an overtime thriller over Senegal – in the classification phase in over 40 years.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 starsThe SBP had the rest of Monday and the morning of Tuesday to convince Blatche and his handlers as Reyes has to beat the deadline, otherwise, the cage body could be forced to tap Christian Standhardinger in the place of the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA.Should this happen, the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger would be playing two events in three weeks as he would also be suiting up in the Southeast Asian Games a week later. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Top-seeded John Isner wins 3rd Hall of Fame title 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

 

Ceres XI ready to wage battle vs Singaporean side for crown

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think that my players will give everything tomorrow (Wednesday). They will fight for ninety minutes and that’s the only thing I can promise.”Home United has plenty of motivation as the match falls on Singapore’s national day.“For us it’s all about national pride,” said Home winger Faris Ramli. “We want to win it for the nation.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side EAC repulses Arellano; St. Benilde scores NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIEScenter_img NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ The winner will also advance to the inter zonal semifinals where it will meet Istiklol of Tajikistan.The first leg will be played on Aug. 22 in Dushanbe.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 starsThe significance of the match isn’t lost on Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.“I think it’s the most important game in Philippine club history,” said the Serbian. Philippines Football League side Ceres Negros attempts to make history against a motivated Home United from Singapore as the AFC Cup Asean zonal competition reaches its climax on Wednesday night at Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.The Busmen need at least a 1-0 victory to overturn Home’s slim advantage from the first leg as the two clubs dispute the inaugural Asean title in the competition before another huge crowd in Ceres’ home field.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

 

SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “That (PH semis score) was the lowest score for us even in practice,” said Yap who owns the Benel Archery Club in Mandaluyong.Still, the team managed to cut its losses and destroyed the Vienamese after coming perfect in the final two ends.Vietnamese were even led by last SEAG’s gold winner Nguyen Tien Cuong but just could not find their range.“I didn’t expect they (Vietnamese) would shot like that in the bronze medal match,” said Yap.READ: Seeking more golds, Cojuangco balances archery and familyADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino 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 Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “But we are happy with bronze, hopefully tomorrow we will win gold in mixed,” said the 30-year-old Dela Cruz.The top scorer in individual and team events will automatically be entered in Friday’s mixed compound.The women’s compound team of Amaya Paz-Cojuangco, Abbigail Tindugan and Jennifer Chan dropped in the eliminations against Thailand, 222-215.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Starting off hot with a 236-214 win over Myanmar in the eliminations, the Filipinos all of a sudden went cold in the semifinals, turning in 227 points against Singapore’s 233.READ: Dela Cruz gives PH a bronze medal in archeryFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“That happens, when suddenly the opponent shoots very well,” said Dela Cruz who on Wednesday won bronze in individual category.But Yap rued the fact that the Philippines’ 236 showing in eliminations — the highest score of the day — suddenly turned sour in the semis. PH Archery Team gets second bronze medal in the SEA Games. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine men’s archery team bucked a heartbreaking defeat in the semifinals to salvage a bronze medal Thursday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Synthetic Turf Field in KL Sports City here.The trio of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Benjamin Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz destroyed Vietnam, 233-230, in the bronze medal match to clinch the country’s second bronze in compound events.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ LATEST STORIES U12 Kaya FC advances to last 32 in Gothia Cup Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

 

Annu Raj & Heena shine but Narang fails in his quest for fifth successive victory

first_imgIndia’s  medal haul at the Karni Singh Shooting Range continued on Tuesday even as Gagan Narang’s hopes to take his tally to six gold medals in as many events at the Commonwealth Games went up in smoke.Women shooters posing with their gold medalsA gold in the women’s 10m air pistol pairs, combined with silver medals in the men’s 25m standard pistol pairs and women’s 50m rifle prone singles, took India’s shooting tally to 28 medals ( 14 gold, 10 silver and four bronze), surpassing the 27 won at Melbourne in 2006.Narang did not let his fans down in his event – the men’s 50m rifle prone pairs – on Tuesday. He shot 593/ 600, just one point behind the pacesetter, former Olympic champion Warren Potent of Australia.But the other Indian in the competition, Hariom Singh – who was struggling with the flu – could manage only 580, thus ending India’s chances of a medal. The gold went to Scotland’s Neil Stirton and Jonathan Hammond with 1,181 points, while Englishmen Mike Babb and Richard Wilson shot 1,178 to take the silver.Buoyed by Potent’s 42 perfect 10s, the Australians took bronze ahead of Northern Ireland, despite both finishing on 1,174.It was learnt that the Indian team tried to get Imran Hassan Khan to replace Hariom for the singles event on Wednesday, but the Commonwealth Shooting Federation rules do not allow for such a swap after the shooter in question has performed in an event.But thankfully, that was the lone dark moment for India on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh beat Australia and Canada in the women’s 10m air pistol pairs.advertisementThough both youngsters showed a bit of inconsistency, they were helped by the fact that none of the other countries was perfect either.Australia and Canada also finished on 759, the same score as the Indians, with the women from Down Under even having the same number of perfect 10s – 21 – as the hosts. But on the countback rule, Heena’s final round of 97 helped India bag the gold.At the 25m range, Samaresh Jung was taking part in his first event this time around, with Chandrashekhar Kumar Chaudhary giving him company. Jung shot brilliantly in the 150- second series for a score of 195 before Singapore’s Bin Gai edged ahead of him in the 20- second series.Chaudhary was way off the mark in the 20- and 10- second series to finish with a total of 542, 19 points behind his teammate.This meant India finished 13 points behind Singapore’s 1,116, with England taking bronze courtesy Michael Gault and Iqbal Ubhi.Tejaswini Sawant, who shot a poor 583 in the rifle prone pairs the previous day, got back into the groove and scored 594. But Scotland’s Jen McIntosh still finished ahead of her with a remarkable 597, which broke the Games record by seven points. Johanne Brekke of Wales finished third.last_img read more