Team Chennai They are the defending champions and would be looking to retain the crown.MS Dhoni (capt.), Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Joginder Sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Abhinav Mukund, Aniruda Srikkanth, G.Vignesh, Kuthethur Vasudevadas, Shadab Jakati, Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh, Albie Morkel, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey, Francois Du PlessisTeam Hyderabad They won the title in 2009 and would be hoping to come good this season too.Kumar Sangakkara (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Akash Bhandari, Anand Rajan, Ankit Nagendra, Arjun Yadav, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Ishank Jaggi, Ishan Malhotra, Jaydev Shah, Kedar Devdhar, Sunny Sohal, Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron, Michael LumbTeam RajasthanThey were the underdogs in the first season, but ended up winning the title. Expect them to come up with a fine show this year too.Shane Warne (capt.), Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Singh, Aakash Chopra, Abhishek Raut, Aditya Dole, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Paunikar, Ashok Menaria, Deepak Chahar, Dishant Yagnik, Faiz Fazal, Nayan Doshi, Samad Fallah, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny, Amit Singh, Dinesh Salunkhe, Swapnil Asnodkar, Sumit Narwal, Ankeet Chavan, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood, Shaun TaitTeam DelhiThey have always been regarded as tough contenders. Though they don’t have Gautam Gambhir this year but still they are a strong team. Virender Sehwag (capt.), Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, Aavishkar Salvi, Prashant Naik, Rajesh Pawar, Robin Bist, S Sriram, Tejashwi Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Vikas Mishra, Vivek Yadav, Yogesh Nagar, Shahbaz Nadeem, David Warner, James Hopes, Morne Morkel, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Roelof van der Merwe, Andrew McDonald, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram, Robert FrylinckadvertisementTeam PunjabWith Adam Gilchrist at the helm, the Punjab team have the killer instinct needed to win the tournament.Adam Gilchrist (capt.), Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Love Ablish, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, Paras Dogra, Paul Valthaty, Shalabh Srivastava, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh, Vikramjeet Malik, Amit Yadav, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Stuart Broad, Ryan Harris, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Nathan RimmingtonTeam KolkataGautam Gambhir will be leading them this year. And with him at the helm one can expect a good outing from them.Gautam Gambhir (capt.), Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Jaidev Unadkat, Iqbal Abdulla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manvinder Singh Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Singh Ladda, Shami Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Jacques Kallis, Brad Haddin, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate, James PattinsonTeam MumbaiThey have always been a balanced side under the leadership of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. This year too they will stake their claim for the crown. Sachin Tendulkar (capt.), Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Ali Murtaza, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, Rajagopal Sathish, Sarul Kanwar, Suryakumar Yadav, Tirumalasetti Suman, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Andrew Symonds, Davy Jacobs, James Franklin, Moises Henriques, Aiden Blizzard, Dilhara Fernando, Jonathan VandiarTeam BangaloreThey were the finalists in the 2009 edition and will be looking to bag the title this year.Daniel Vettori (capt.), Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Kaif, Arun Karthik, C.M.Gautam, Abrar Kazi, Mayank Agarwal, Bhareth Narayann, Raju Bhatkal, S. Aravind, Ryan Ninan, Asad Khan Pathan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB De Villiers, Dirk Nannes, Charl Langeveldt, Luke Pomersbach, Johan van der Wath, Rilee Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep, Jonathan VandiarTeam KochiA new team, but with old war horses like VVS Laxman in the ranks they can spring a surprise.Mahela Jayawardene (capt.), VVS Laxman, S Sreesanth, RP Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ramesh Powar, R. Vinay Kumar, Balachandra Akhil, Chandan Madan, Deepak Chougule, Kedar Jadhav, Raiphi Gomez, Sushant Marathe, Tanmay Srivastava, Y Gnaneswara Rao, Yashpal Singh, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Brendon McCullum, Steven Smith, Muttiah Muralitharan, Brad Hodge, Thisara Perera, Steve O’Keefe, Owais Shah, Michael Klinger, John HastingsTeam PuneYuvraj Singh has been in form throughout the World Cup and if he gets going, Team Pune might just be on the top.Yuvraj Singh (capt.), Robin Uthappa, Ashish Nehra, Murali Kartik, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Ganesh Gaikwad, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Harshad Khadiwale, Kamran Khan, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Mohnish Mishra, Rahul Sharma, Sachin Rana, Shrikant Wagh, Shrikant Mundhe, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Graeme Smith, Tim Paine, Angelo Mathews, Nathan McCullum, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Marsh, Jerome Taylor, Alfonso Thomas, Jesse Ryderadvertisement
Now, if the Archangel of the Moong Sprouts, Sunita Narain, believes she has guilt-tripped parents in urban India by her scaremongering statistics on the heavy doses of trans-fat in popular foods, she is in for a nasty surprise. A straw poll among colleagues with kids scattered in cities has basically told her to get stuffed.Two days ago, in a blaze of media publicity, Narain, director-general of the NGO, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), had alleged that “the most popular junk foods contain very high levels of trans-fats, salts and sugar – which inevitably lead to severe ill health and diseases like obesity and diabetes.” It released the results of laboratory tests carried out on 16 major food brands that the young particularly like, such as Maggi and Top Ramen noodles, McDonald’s foods, KFC’s fried chicken and Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia. These findings were, of course, disputed by the manufacturers.InconsistencyFirst of all, say parents, they are not so thick as to stuff their precious moppets daily with calorie and chemical clogged pizzas, burgers, pasta, noodles and whatever else. Sometimes, a packet of Maggi is ripped open at dinner-time to break the monotony of dal-sabzi, they agree, but most often “junk food” is a weekend treat, something you had when you went out for a movie, shopping and such like. Two, where can you get cheap and cheerful meals in restaurants which are clean and safe, they ask, if it’s not the pizza and burger joints, for our street food is rarely hygienic and germ-free. As many of the letters on the net quiz Narain, how does she and the CSE rate the oil-soaked popular troika of samosas, kachoris, bread pakoras on the obesity highway? But what really got the parents’ goat was Narain’s proclamation “to make people aware of what these foods really contain and what they will do to our health.” As if we don’t already know, they huff.advertisementNarain and the CSE have done immeasurable work to highlight environmental hazards and public health and safety issues but they have often been tempted to pitch for the celebratory headlines in a copycat way. The CSE’s campaign last year against Red Bull and other ultra-caffeine drinks (many years after eco-activists in the West rose and failed to stop sales) did not turn out to be the red rag against manufacturers, and the beverages continue to be sold today. The CSE’s Cola War which revealed pesticide presence in the colas (because of contaminated ground water) may have got the NGO to collaborate with a governmentappointed JPC, but the colas are nowhere out of business.Further, the colas, Red Bulls and Kentucky Fried Chicken may be fashionable temptations for the urban middle-class (these products are available only in cities and towns) but for the vast swathe of people (close to a billion), it’s just a chimera. Unlike in the West, where it is the poor, marginalised, ghettoised population that is fed with cheap industrial food, here it is the educated, stable middle classes that crave for the pizza/burger/fried chicken as fun food. Like smoking, it’s a lifestyle choice, and they are responsible for their actions.CSE says it’s not about your eating choices but about misrepresentation of facts by fast-food manufacturers. Well, an expose like this is like cracking a walnut with a road-roller. For the CSE, it’s only the villainous trans-fats (trans-fats are a by-product of adding hydrogen to vegetable fats for longer shelf-life like in biscuits, chips etc) but what do they have to say about government policy of unhindered imports of soyabean oil (mostly GM) and vanaspati, which is also the most popular cooking oil in every streetside dhaba? Or the terrifying artery-clogging poories and pakoras labourers subsist on? Or the wood in branded biscuits served in every chai stall?ObesityDo the poor matter at all in this debate? Should it not be about regulation and policy rather than hit and run headline grabbing issues?The CSE’s conclusions on the transfats lab tests are also pretty hasty and sweeping. The CSE notes that the kind of food under test has enough trans-fats, salt and sugar to lead to an early onset of diseases in the young, and severe illnesses like obesity and diabetes. Really? Apart from a generalised statement like this, where are the facts to bolster the coming Armageddon?A survey of some of the statistics on public health issues shows that obesity is on the rise (Punjab is highest with max obese people, Kerala is at No 2!), particularly among women. But this is due to rising incomes causing a change in diets that now include more eggs and milk, apart from use of modern amenities like a car, refrigerator, and television which have led to a sedentary lifestyle. Nowhere is junk food the only villain.advertisementCSESimilarly, a new study conducted by a sports management agency reveals child obesity is on the rise due to space constraints and lack of playgrounds, and this has reduced the immunity of children to many health hazards.A study conducted across socio-economic groups by MV Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, among school kids in Chennai pins the problem down to “more than 20 hours of television a week, eating junk foods and drinking sweetened beverages, a growing interest in video games, mobile games and the Internet.”You don’t have to be a Goji-berry eating mom (the new, faddist superfood for eternal youth!!) to have nutritional selfesteem, but simply scoring brownie points to become a serious player in the political and cultural debate, as the CSE is doing, is junk.
Nerves more than past reputation could hold the key in the closing stages of the ongoing World Chess Championships at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.A lot of beliefs and predictions have already been thrown out of the window. The first was that Viswanathan Anand would outplay Boris Gelfand, the second that two 40-year-old players could not produce riveting chess, and finally, a break has been made from animus-driven World Championships matches.Anand and Vladimir Kramnik played a cordial final in 2008, but this current match between the Indian and Gelfand has shown healthy mutual respect and a lot of maturity. Both have played the game in the right spirit and also produced good chess.What’s more, Gelfand, the underdog at the start, has shown excellent preparation. Gelfand, seen as a possible successor to Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in the early 1990s before he lost his way, seems to have found second wind.Overall, it has been a good match and a pretty good advertisement for chess. But should the match go into the rapids and tiebreaker, it will again open the debate on the length of the match.Most Grandmasters believe that a 12-game match is just too short for a Classical World Championships. Neither player would take risk, for the margin of error is too small, if not non-existent. A loss means it becomes tough to fight back, which is why Gelfand’s 17- move defeat in the eighth game, after a win in the seventh, was surprising. But Gelfand showed no ill- effects of the blunder. He has simply moved on.advertisementFor those who feel Anand will be comfortable in rapids or blitz, one only needs to look at Gelfand’s attitude. He has shrugged aside talk of statistics. He brushed aside history of not having beaten Anand for 19 years before the seventh game. The drought ended in the most important match of his career.Peter Svidler, the six-time Russian champion, smiled and remarked: “These guys have given us hope. It shows that we can still achieve a lot and aspire for a World Championships.”Gelfand has thrown up novelties and even an innovation as early as the fifth move in the 10th game and that certainly is a very creditable achievement at this level. Whenever Anand has tried to surprise him, Gelfand has hit back.Both have had one win each. When Gelfand won, he gave Anand no chance. Anand, always great at defending, kept looking at ways to get away, just could not find one to do so. But when Gelfand lost, it was a miserable loss. “There’re two games to go. Each one will have a white after the rest day. It’s important to note that those two games are not immediately following one another. So, both will have an additional day to prepare,” Svidler remarked after the 10th game.Anand refused to get drawn into the talk on tie-breakers. “I’m just playing every day and seeing what turns up, deciding strategy according to the position on the board,” he said.
Royal Caribbean International announced that the recently revitalised cruise ship, Mariner of the Seas, will head to Asia in June 2013 and offer numerous itineraries from China and Singapore to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea throughout the rest of the year. Underscoring the significance of the growing Asian cruise economy and established desire to sail with Royal Caribbean International, the company also confirmed the return of the Voyager of the Seas to Asia in 2013 for a second season. Spanning 15 decks and accommodating 3114 guests each, these are the largest and most innovative cruise ships operating in the region.Offering a wide variety of itineraries, ranging from three nights to 12 nights, these deployments bring additional capacity to the growing Indian cruise vacation population and attract cruise guests from around the world to sail in Asia. When she sails into Asia in June 2013, Mariner of the Seas, which has been recently refurbished to include enhanced staterooms, entertainment and dining options is likely to attract the cream of the crop. The fun does not stop here. You can enjoy a movie under the stars, by the sea, an ice skating rink and interactive television among other things.Sports facilities including an inline skating track, Royal Caribbean’s signature rock-climbing wall, a 9-hole mini golf course, a golf simulator, a full size sports court with basketball court, three swimming pools and six whirlpools. In addition to a fabulous range of activities, the ship offers conference facilities which provide the ideal environment for corporate meetings.
For the first time in the country, school students have been suspended for doping offences. The antidoping disciplinary panel has handed suspensions ranging from three months to two years to six athletes who competed at the 57th National School Games held in the Capital from December 28 to January 3.The list includes three boxers – Manoj Kumar (3 months), Ashwani Kumar (3 months) and Shivaji More (2 years) – two weightlifters Himanshu (1 year) and Jugraj Singh (2 years) and wrestler Gagan Kumar (1 year).The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) had conducted doping tests during the School Games in which 11 samples, out of the 80 collected, were found to be positive. The anti-doping disciplinary panel completed its hearing in the six cases and awarded sanctions to the athletes while in three cases, the orders are expected on Wednesday.
FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup.Just not to play.Not even Woods knows when or even if he can return. He even acknowledged Wednesday a scenario that he doesn’t return to competition because he’s at a stage where he’s only hitting 60-yard shots.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Woods went 4-1-0 at the Presidents Cup in 2013, his last team competition. Except for the odd occasion when PGA champion Justin Thomas or Rickie Fowler comes over to his house in south Florida to chip in his backyard practice facility, he’s not around the players in this environment.Woods said he was “very optimistic” about getting back into the fray. He’s also as uncertain as ever.“Like I said, the pain’s gone, but I don’t know what my golfing body is going to be like, because I haven’t hit a golf shot yet,” he said.He said in his May blog that he “unequivocally” wants to play professional golf again, and he said again Wednesday that he was in no hurry to get back from a fourth back surgery, which followed four surgeries on his left knee.Woods was asked if could be the best in golf again if he returned to 100 percent health. That made Woods smile, only because he doesn’t know what 100 percent means anymore with all his injuries. The next question was if he could return to the health he had in his 20s, and Woods did all he could to keep from laughing.“Is anybody in here who is in their 40s ever going to feel like they did in their 20s?” he said.“Seriously?”He turns 42 at the end of the year. His role at the Presidents Cup is assisting U.S. captain SteveStricker, encouraging players who were not even in kindergarten when Woods won the first of his 14 majors.And he’s loving every minute of it.So are the players, and the fans. Woods still remains the top draw when it comes to autographs at Liberty National. It’s a rare sighting these days on a golf course.“The younger player on both sides, he was our dominant player, the face of the PGA Tour, and they grew up idolizing him,” Jim Furyk said. “Having him here in the team room and here with those guys is invaluable. “It’s a two-way street. It’s great for Tiger. As much as he’s been injured, it’s probably wonderful for him to be out here.” 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 NBA: LeBron relieved that Cavs snagged Wade away from other contenders This was all about driving a cart as an assistant captain at Liberty National.Woods is back on a golf course for the first time since the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot 77 in the first round and withdrew the next day citing back spasms. He had fusion surgery on his back in April, and he had reason to wonder if he would be able to join the U.S. team in this capacity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe said in his blog May 24 that surgery brought instant nerve relief. Five days later, however, he was arrested on a DUI charge when Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a running car that was parked awkwardly on the side of the road with a blinker flashing.Woods said he had an unexpected reaction to pain medication. Three weeks later, he entered a treatment center. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges MOST READ He also was an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup last fall, and even though he doesn’t have a club in his hand or a putt on the line, they are big weeks. Having not played a full schedule since 2015, removed from the game, opportunities to spend time with an American team is not anything he would want to miss.“There were times when … I didn’t know if I was going to be able to be here because I couldn’t ride in a cart,” Woods said Wednesday. “The bouncing just hurt too much. Driving a car still hurt. So that’s all gone now, which is fantastic. And yeah, there were some intrepid times — not just for this golf tournament, but for life going forward.”Woods looks as fit as ever. He said in another blog he posted last week that he was working out six days a week, alternating among a treadmill, his bike, swimming and lifting weights twice a day. He is hitting wedges up to 60 yards, but that’s as far as he said his doctors will allow him to go.He was asked if he could see a scenario where he would not return to competition and Woods replied, “Yeah, definitely. I don’t know what my future holds for me. As I’ve told you guys, I’m hitting 60-yard shots.”“I’ve been out of the game for a while,” Woods said. “First things first: Get my health organized. Make sure the pain goes away. Then, basically, just as I said, just keeping waiting for what my surgeon says.I’m still training. I’m getting stronger. But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles trained because obviously I’m not doing anything golf-related.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Daniel Cormier throws a punch against Volkan Oezdemir in their Light Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFPDaniel Cormier has defended his 205-pound title with a dominating performance over Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220.Cormier (20-1) had the Boston crowd behind him and Oezdemir (16-1) taking shots in front of him Saturday night, putting him away just 2 minutes into the second round. Cormier raised his hands in triumph as UFC President Dana White wrapped the title belt around his waist. He dropped to his knees on the canvas and said he proved he was worthy of being called champion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma in OT, overcomes Trae Young’s 48 Cormier was awarded the title after Jon Jones was stripped of his light heavyweight championship when he failed his latest doping test.Cormier had lived in Jones’ shadow for the last few years of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut against Oezdemir, he was worthy of the title.Cormier nearly put away Oezdemir in the first round with a choke until there was a late save by the bell. But Cormier pinned Oezdemir against the canvas early in the second and finished him off with a series of punches to the face. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto View comments Dolly Grace Verzosa unleashed 21 points, 19 coming off spikes, to go with two aces while Shola Alvarez scored 13 of her 15 points off hits.Karen Cay Montojo added 12 as JRU climbed to 4-3.The Lady Bombers were poised to win in straight sets, but the Lady Cardinals battled back to force the fourth set.Katrina Racelis paced winless Mapua (0-7) with 16 kills, while Jan Andrea Morano had 10.ADVERTISEMENT Joyce Sta. Rita and Dangie Encarnacion also poured in 10 hits apiece.The Lady Stags rose to 5-2 as the undermanned squad now sits at third place, behind unbeaten Arellano and San Beda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBien Elaine Juanillo led the fight for the Lady Pirates with eight points.In the second match, Jose Rizal University shook off a late fightback by Mapua to win in four sets, 25-23, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22. LATEST STORIES MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian continued its rampage, posting its fourth straight win with a 25-23, 25-6, 25-14 victory over Lyceum in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Nikka Marielle Dalisay carried the load for the Lady Stags with 16 points, 12 coming off kills and four off service aces.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Rivalry rekindled as Gargano falls in NXT Takeover: Philadelphia
LATEST STORIES Quarters: 21-23, 47-40, 75-54, 96-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bong Quinto carried the Couriers with 22 points as they fell to their second consecutive defeat.Rey Publico and Alex Mandreza got 11 in the loss.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 96 — Ayonayon 14, Robles 12, Subido 12, Toth 12, Banal 10, Tratter 9, Pasaol 8, Lopez 7, Paredes 5, Brill 2, Iñigo 2, Tolentino 2, Babilonia 1, Terso 0.WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 84 — Quinto 22, Mandreza 11, Publico 11, Calvo 9, Balagasay 6, Muyang 6, Taladua 6, Fajarito 5, Batiller 4, Ambohot 2, Trinidad 2, Balanza 0, Vacaro 0, Yu 0.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Troy Rosario avoids serious injury after scary fall Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points, six assists, and four rebounds, Subido went 4-of-6 from threes for his 12 markers, and Robles got 12 points and five rebounds to spearhead the balanced attack.Kyle Toth also shot 4-of-6 from downtown to nab 12 markers, while Gab Banal recorded a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Everybody knows the gameplan, believed in it, and understood it. We’re just happy that everybody came in with laser-focus and executed our gameplan well,” said coach Koy Banal as his side improved to 3-2.The Skippers did a good job in setting the tempo for the game, taking 22 fastbreak points against Wangs-Letran’s 10 and dishing out 23 assists to their foes’ 14. 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 PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino coasted to its first back-to-back wins in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, humbling Wangs Basketball-Letran, 96-84, Thursday at Pasig Sports Center.Behind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 numerous times.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who loves eating, managed to lose some weight while filming his forthcoming movie “Samrat & Co.”.Rajeev reportedly ate meals five times a day and still lost six kg for Kaushik Ghatak’s directorial due to the scenes he had to perform – proving that eating small but more meals in a day along with a bit of physical activity is good to keep one fit.He ate meals five times a day and still lost six kg for Kaushik Ghatak’s directorial due to the scenes he had to perform.”When you talk about Rajeev, the first thing that can come to your mind is food, he eats everything possible! Since we were shooting for the film in the hilly locations of Himachal Pradesh, there was a lot of running and chasing scenes involved,” a source said.”By the end of it, Rajeev would run out of his adrenaline rush and hence lost almost six kg of weight,” he said in a statement.In the film, produced by Kavita Barjatya, Rajeev plays a private investigator, who sports long coats.Rajeev plays a private investigator, who sports long coats.Recalling his experience, Rajeev said: “It was quite hilarious. I am a die-hard foodie and though I ate meals almost throughout the day, I lost quite an amount of weight due to which I had to wear even heavier overcoats so that I could look bulky,” he said.Presented by Rajshri Productions, “Samrat & Co.” will release April 25.