Aurelio De Laurentiis is only prepared to sell Napoli for a fee in region of €900m, according to Il Mattino. The Daily Mail claimed yesterday that the Al-Thani family of Qatar had offered €560m to buy Napoli. However, Il Mattino is today running the line that De Laurentiis values the Partenopei at almost double. Despite the club’s current situation, the Naples-based daily is adamant the patron has no intention of selling up. However, he would have held several meetings with members of the Qatari ruling family in January, concerning investment via sponsorship. De Laurentiis bought Napoli in 2004 and saved them from bankruptcy. They’ve won two Coppa Italia during his time as owner. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Inter are facing a midfield injury crisis as they take on Slavia Prague tonight in a must-win game for the Nerazzurri. It kicks off at the Eden Arena at 20.00 GMT. Nicolo Barella was taken off at half time during the 3-0 win over Torino and the midfielder requires knee surgery, sidelining the player for at least a month. Antonio Conte is also without Kwadwo Asamoah, who joins Stefano Sensi, Alexis Sanchez and Barella on the injured list. Roberto Gagliardini is available for selection, but is only half-fit, and so won’t be expected to start. Borja Valero, so far scarcely used under Conte, should be granted his first start of the season in the middle of the park. Cristiano Biraghi will replace Asamoah at left wing-back. The hosts, by contrast, have more or less a full squad to choose from. The only absence is defender David Hovorka, who is out for the season with a knee injury. However, Tomas Soucek, Petr Sevcik and Lukas Masopust all have muscular issues and require late fitness tests, while goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar is also a slight doubt. The Czechs are expected to utilise a 4-1-4-1 formation. This is a must-win game for Inter if they are to have any chance of making it through to the Round of 16. The two sides drew 1-1 at San Siro on match day one, thanks to a stoppage-time Barella volley to equalise. Slavia Prague (probable): Kolar; Coufal, Kudela, Frydrych, Boril; Soucek; Sevcik, Traoré, Stanciu, Olayinka; Masopust Inter (probable): Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Vecino, Borja Valero, Brozovic, Biraghi; Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez
V V S Laxman’s unbeaten century under pressure showed why he is regarded as “very very special”, captain Mahendra Singh said on Saturday, attributing India’s series-levelling victory against Sri Lanka to a “collective effort”.Laxman cracked a fighting unbeaten 103 and anchored the innings brilliantly while Sachin Tendulkar (54) and Suresh Raina (41 not out) gave him the perfect support from the other end as India defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets to level the three-match Test series 1-1.Dhoni said Laxman, who was struggling for runs in the series, always has the habit of coming up with something special when it mattered most for the team.”He (Laxman) proved today why he is called very very special. He always comes up with innings that have a huge bearing on the game. It was very important for him to score runs as the team needed it most to level the series. I think it is a very special innings. Hopefully, he plays plenty more innings like this for us,” the jubilant Indian skipper said.”I think the way he batted he paced his innings really well. He was struggling a bit with back spasm but still he wanted to go on without a runner. But after lunch there was a time when he had to go for a runner. I think there was pain and there was pressure at the same time,” he said.Dhoni was also full of praise for Tendulkar and Raina, who played a vital role in the victory along with Laxman.advertisement”I think Sachin too batted really well and after he got out, Raina came in and supported Laxman.”Raina batted well. In the initial few balls he played a few big shots but after that he calmed himself down and batted sensibly,” he said.He said the win was the result of a collective effort and both his batsmen and bowlers did their bit.”If we had lost this series it would have been because of our batting line up not performing really well. If it was a draw series which meant that both the batsmen and the bowlers did decently,” Dhoni observed.”I think in the first Test the batsmen could have done much better. I cannot really complain about the bowlers because in all the three Test matches we bowled first on a fresh track where there was not much help for the fast bowlers initially or the spinners. But this was one track where there was a bit of help for the spinners right from the very first day,” he said.”After the disappointment of the first Test, both the bowling and the batting department picked up and did really well in the rest of the series,” Dhoni said.Dhoni said although there was purchase for the spinners throughout the five days of the match, batting became easy once the ball got soft.”Once the ball gets soft it was not doing that much compared to the new hard ball. When (Ajantha) Mendis came in to bowl, the ball got soft and so the spinners were not getting the same amount of turn with the kind of speed which they should have got,” he said.”We all knew if we can absorb the pressure of those initial few overs, it will be relatively easy to bat,” the wicket-keeper batsman added.Playing only his second Test, Suraj Randiv impressed all and sundry with figures of nine for 162 and Dhoni too lauded the off-spinner for his effort but said the Indian batsmen were experienced enough to tackle his threat.”Randiv bowled really well. But we have got a batting line up where most of the players have played over 100 Tests.or some are very close to playing 100 Tests. So, they are experienced enough to make their own plans,” he said.”The first few overs were very important because the ball was quite hard which meant the spinners got a bit of bounce and turn. We just wanted to go through the initial overs and play our shots when the ball gets soft,” Dhoni signed off.
To speed up the ongoing probe against tainted Pakistani cricketers, accused of spot match fixing, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat will meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt in London on Wednesday. The ICC chief said the world body is expecting that the investigation would be over by the weekend. He reiterated that stern action would be taken against whosoever is found guilty. Feeling the match fixing charges in international cricket were unfortunate Lorgat said, “We must be careful. This is very sad and disappointing. It’s not good for the reputation of the game. But we will clean it up.” “We have got some very strong measures in place. We have absolutely zero tolerance approach to corruption and we will pursue this to the end,” Lorgat added. Till Tuesday, the PCB chief was adamant on deferring any action against the accused players saying he first wanted solid evidence against them first. His stand was backed by the Pakistan government after Interior Minister Rahman Malik said in Karachi on Tuesday that the sting operation could be aimed at maligning the country and that the video could be doctored. On the other side, the Scotland Yard on Tuesday summoned three Pakistani cricketers accused of spot-fixing during the team’s ongoing England tour. Captain Salman Butt, along with pacers Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir will be grilled by Scotland Yard in connection with the scandal. Hours before the summons issued to the players, Pakistani cricket administration had showed the first signs of buckling under pressure. With calls for the suspension of the tainted players growing, the team management had barred Butt, Asif and Amir from practising in Taunton. Scotland Yard sleuths have already met the tainted Pakistani cricketers in their London hotel, confiscated their mobile phones and seized cash. The cricketers came under cloud after a UK tabloid reported that a bookie accepted money from its undercover reporter to get the team to bowl three no-balls during the Lord’s Test against England.advertisement
The Indian domestic season begins on October 1 in Jaipur between the Rest of India (ROI) and Ranji champions Rajasthan. For a few players in the ROI squad, it is a golden chance to get into national reckoning, now that a major chunk of the Indian team is nursing serious injuries and would be out of action for some time.Among them, Vidarbha pacer Umesh Yadav is gearing up for what he feels is one of the most crucial phases for fast bowlers in India.Zaheer Khan has undergone surgery on his ankle and won’t be available for four months. Munaf Patel got injured in the final One-Day International (ODI) in England while Ishant Sharma, too, has a few niggles. With Sreesanth not in peak form, there are slots up for grabs in the pace department and Umesh knows now is the time to perform.”The next few months are very crucial for me. We all know that India needs fast bowlers now. So I am concentrating on doing my job correctly and the rest is up to the selectors,” Umesh told Mail Today on Tuesday.”The Irani Trophy match will be a perfect opportunity to make a mark. There are two series at home coming up and bowlers like me and Varun (Aaron) know that now is the time to up our game.” Both Umesh and Varun are regarded as the quickest bowlers in India right now, but both were made to warm the benches in two high- profile series this year. While Umesh didn’t get to play in the Test series in South Africa early this year, Varun didn’t play any of the five ODIs in England.advertisementBowling in helpful conditions would have been ideal for both, but Umesh doesn’t think it was a lost opportunity.”As a fast bowler, you can’t expect to bowl in pacy or seaming wickets most of the time. Most of the pitches will be pata (flat) and even in these countries (England and South Africa) you get flat wickets.So, one has to learn to bowl on batting tracks.” For the Irani match, the 23- year- old is expecting a wicket with not too much help for the pacers.”I don’t think Rajasthan would leave much grass on the wicket as they know our team has good quick bowlers. But since it is the start of the season, the wicket should have some freshness.”
I broke out in cold sweat frantically looking for the MacBook Air that night. But it was nowhere to be found. I regularly bring home products to review and never ever have they gone missing.After spending a sleepless night, I decided to confront my maid – a kindly old and trustworthy woman who would have no use for a MacBook. “A computer? Where?” she asked as she saw me getting worked up. “One moment, where did you put it last night?” I pointed to the stack of magazines on my bedside table… but even they had vanished!Turns out my maid had decided to “clean up” my room by putting away the collection of annual issues (of automobile and tech magazines, seriously). I rushed to the book-case and gingerly “extracted” the Air from the magazines.I don’t blame my maid. With a thickness of less than one inch and a little over a kilo in weight, the Air is easy to be lost within a stack of magazines. But let not its size-zero form factor fool you into thinking that its a lightweight in terms of features.The 13.3″ review piece was powered by a 1.7GHz dualcore Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM. Running OS X Lion, it took less than 20 seconds to boot up and in a few more minutes I was surfing away to glory on my home Wi-fi network. The speed of the 256 GB flash drive shows in the boot-up speed.The on-board graphics processor is capable of playing FullHD videos stutter-free, even over a network. I pulled up a couple of high-definition National Geographic clips from another PC over Wi-fi and they played like a dream.advertisementI could also access my entire music collection over the network. The Air has a camera built in and Lion features Facetime and full-screen apps. So I got down to downloading my regular video chat client – Skype for Mac and was soon yapping away to glory with my friends abroad.One would love to take this sleek device to bed, and the backlit full-size keyboard would egg you on to write.NO OFFICE suite comes pre-installed but OpenOffice for Mac saved the day. I wrote this sitting up on my bed in a darkened room.The Air features an SD card slot (the 11″ model lacks this) and the cutting edge Thunderbolt port, which could be the next big thing in 2012. It also has two USB ports and Apple’s popular MagSafe power adapter – aimed at a klutz such as me – who can trip over their notebook wire and cause serious damage to the device. This adaptor breaks away cleanly at the hint of any tension.The MacBook Air is expensive and doesn’t feature a LAN port. But it’s sure to turn heads with its sleek unibody chassis and the sum total of all its parts will make you hooked on to the ecosystem. And one doesn’t need to buy all the apps… google to find out free apps for the Mac. They’re present, though they may not be on the App Store.Buy this beauty if you can afford it. You’ll be hooked . Sigh! Another one for my wish-list.====Time to get gadgetized?HP is expected to launch multimedia workhorse Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition.The New Year is a time for new resolutions, new hopes and… new gadgets! 2012 won’t disappoint gizmo freaks. With whispers of the launch of the iPhone 5, the iPad 3 and many more Windows phones expected, one can look forward to a busy year.BlackBerry-makers RIM is expected to launch the Porsche-designed P’ 9981 in the first quarter. The luxury phone will feature a forged stainless steel frame, a crystal touch display and a custom UI on top of the BlackBerry 7 OS. At its heart is a 1.2GHz processor. RIM has also extended its New Year offer – a 50 per cent discount – on its PlayBooks by a week.HP is expected to launch a range of laptops, including the multimedia workhorse Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition.Phew!===G’Five’s Fluid G66i is for those who spend a lot of time on the road and don’t mind watching movies on the minuscule mobile display. You needn’t even rip movies – a 2GB memory card loaded with Bollywood flicks is bundled along with the device. It comes with dual cameras, Skype and a chat app. And games.===New year apps to meet and greet Trouble remembering New Year resolutions? Help is at hand. Resolutions 2012 for iOS is the perfect app to keep tab on one’s goals for the year.advertisementIf you’re a foodie, impress your date with a surprise sit-down dinner. CookBook Cuisine and Dinner Spinner will help you along.Listen to all your favourite tunes legally on Dhingana Music and share all those crazy party pictures on Facebook with SnapME. Both apps for BlackBerry warriors.Too many IM apps making life miserable? Get Pinch instead. This phone messenger even delivers your messages to those who don’t have Pinch, via SMS – Pinch2SMS. No more missed New Year greetings. ===A dream device for artists Samsung’s Galaxy Note boasts a 5.3At last a device for those who can’t make up their minds between smartphones and tablets! Placed bang in the middle of smartphones and tablets, the Galaxy Note boasts a 5.3″ SuperAMOLED screen and is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. It runs on Android Gingerbread and looks like a blown-up Galaxy S2. But despite its size, it weighs below 180gm. It’s USP is the S-Pen – a stylus for all practical purposes – which fits neatly into the uber-thin chassis. This is the nearest one can get to a digital sketch book.The phone plays most formats and surfing on the browser is a breeze on 3G. The Note comes in two flavours – 16GB and 32GB. Call quality is excellent. It sports two cameras – the primary one is 8MP (with an LED flash) and can also record videos at Full HD, and a front camera of 2MP for video calls. But the glass of the back snapper protrudes. Samsung’s TouchWiz takes advantage of the extended real estate with extra icons on the home screen.This one’s a dream device for artists. As for the suits, I’m not sure if they would be comfortable with a big device and the stylus, especially when the S2 is a cheaper option.=== If 2011 proved to be a watershed year for gamers, 2012 promises to be no different. While biggies such as Batman: Arkham City, Assassins Creed: Revelations and Skyrim hit the stores in 2011, big- ticket releases such as Mass Effect 3 and GTA V are lined up for this year. But the one title most Indian gamers are waiting for is Max Payne 3. The franchise, which became popular among casual and hardcore gamers alike, will have a lot to live up to. But if the information the developers have shared is any indication, the third-person shooter will feature overthe- shoulder zoom aiming and its popular runand- gun shooting. This instalment also marks the return of bullet-time. The title is scheduled to be released on March 6. Before that, February will see the release of two sequels – Final Fantasy XIII 2 and Darkness 2 . Far Cry 3 , Tomb Raider , and Hitman Absolution should be out in the third quarter. Exciting times ahead! Watch this space.
After his derogatory tweet questioning the integrity of the alleged molestation victim, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) co-owner Sidhartha Mallya got aggressive when a Headlines Today correspondent approached him for his statement on Friday.When Headlines Today correspondent Suman Ray questioned Mallya Junior about his tweet, Mallya threatened to get abusive with him.”I (‘ll) abuse you. Don’t you touch me…,” he said showing his finger to the sports correspondent who had gone to ask him about his controversial tweet in the wake of the arrest of RCB player Luke Pomersbach earlier in the day by the Delhi Police.The Australian cricketer was arrested in the morning on charges of molesting a woman at Maurya Sheraton hotel and attacking her fiance.In a vicious attack, Mallya had earlier tweeted: “The girl who is accusing Luke is saying he hit her ‘fiance’…what a load of f####g s##t. She was all over me…”
Turns out, Perkins didn’t really need the extra attention as Phoenix had its eyes on him, picking him fourth overall.The 25-year-old is just grateful for the chance of a lifetime.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“I’m really happy, I’ve been working hard for this for a really long time so finally making it, it’s like a big weight off my back. I’m so happy and thankful to be here,” he said.Perkins falls under the classification of undersized big men in the PBA. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ But what he lacks in height, he makes up for with his effort, and that’s exactly what coach Louie Alas and the Fuel Masters will get from the former La Salle star.“I enjoy physical game play so I’m willing to sacrifice my body, do whatever I can for the team. I believe I’m pretty good at setting screens as well and I’m a good teammate so I’ll do whatever the guys need me to do, the dirty work or anything, I’ll do it,” said Perkins, who is also welcoming the challenge of defending bigger guys like four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and 7-foot Greg Slaughter“I think I can match up them,” he said confidently. “I haven’t played against them before but I’ll try my best, that’s all I can do. Control what I can control. I’m excited to play against them to see where I’m at.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Unheralded guard Geronimo fulfills PBA dreams, gets drafted Kia Jason Perkins was picked fourth by Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe 2017 PBA Rookie Draft has been a long time coming for Jason Perkins, and on Sunday, he finally became and official PBA player while wearing a barong tagalog.“I’ve been working pretty hard at the gym so I feel like I needed to wear something that shows my curves,” he joked as he stood out among the 43 aspirants, who attended the annual draft selection at Robinsons Place Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View comments
MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Emotional Tabal makes history, wins 5th straight Milo Marathon De Gea made 14 saves, equaling the record for the most stops in a Premier League match.It was a pulsating contest from start to finish at Emirates Stadium, with a glut of shots on goal, amazing goalkeeping, a sending off, and textbook counterattacks.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“The game was fantastic,” United manager Jose Mourinho said. “If I was in the stands, or if I was at home watching, I would be sad to see the game finish. In my case, it’s different because I want to win. I wanted to see the game finish.”United’s first two goals came early on from sloppy play in possession by Arsenal. Malditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads “I congratulate Arsenal’s medical department for taking a player that was a ‘no’ to a full 90 minutes,”Mourinho said. “Amazing.”But the home side’s optimism for a comeback was then snuffed out in the 63rd when United hit Arsenal on the break.Pogba drove forward into the box and held off Koscielny to pull back a pass for Lingard, who converted an easy tap-in.Pogba was sent off for stamping on Hector Bellerin’s leg which means the Frenchman will miss the Manchester derby.The scoreline flattered United with Arsenal playing with verve and pummeling De Gea’s goal. Arsenal had 33 shots on goal, with 15 on target, while United had eight shots with four on target.It was a statistic that upset Wenger, who lamented missed chances.“I’m just disappointed and angry that with the quality of that performance we have nothing to show for it,” he said, attributing his team’s loss to a lack of efficiency in finishing and De Gea’s “outstanding game.”It was Mourinho’s first away victory in 11 games against the “Big Six” and the first home loss for the Gunners after winning their last 12. Arsenal slipped a place to fifth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 View comments Antonio Valencia intercepted a poor pass from defender Laurent Koscielny that was meant for wing back Sead Kolasinac. The Ecuadorean quickly drove forward and exchanged passes with Paul Pogba. Valencia struck a low shot that went in between goalkeeper Petr Cech’s legs in the fourth minute.Lingard doubled the lead in the 11th after Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi gave the ball away in United’s half. Anthony Martial flicked on to Lingard in the area and the latter’s effort careened in off a post.“The concentration at the back wasn’t sharp enough at the start,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.Arsenal got back into the match in the 49th when United defender Marcos Rojo tried and failed to play Alexandre Lacazette offside. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey was onside when he touched the ball back to Lacazette who fired it past De Gea.But it was the Spaniard’s quick reflexes that kept his team in the match, especially when he denied Arsenal an equalizer with a double save in the 57th from Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.Mourinho sarcastically referred to Lacazette’s presence on the pitch, because before the match Wenger said the forward would most definitely not be available because of a groin injury on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, second left, scores his side’s third goal of the game against Arsenal during the English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium, London, Saturday Dec. 2, 2017. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)LONDON — Jesse Lingard scored twice for Manchester United and goalkeeper David de Gea pulled off a string of stunning saves in a 3-1 win over Arsenal to keep pace in the English Premier League race on Saturday.The result left United in second place behind Manchester City before both teams meet next week.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay
Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins in landslide Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after defeating Guillermo Rigondeaux during a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Vasyl Lomachenko beat Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night when Rigondeaux’s corner stopped the fight after six rounds because the boxer was complaining of pain in his left hand.Lomachenko was easily winning boxing’s first pro match between two-time Olympic gold medalists when Rigondeaux’s trainers called for the match to be stopped.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 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 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malditas save PH from shutout ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES They said their fighter told them he believed he broke something in the hand in the second round.Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) earned his seventh straight victory by stoppage and defended his WBO 130-pound title.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 openingAnd for the fourth straight time, his match ended with his opponent quitting.“I guess I should change my name now to NoMaschenko,” Lomachenko said. Rigondeaux lost for the first time in his 18 pro fights and was loudly booed afterward by a crowd that was supporting both fighters early in the match.But it was quickly apparent that Lomachenko was too much for the 37-year-old Rigondeaux, the 122-pound champion who was moving up two weight classes for the historic match.Long one of boxing’s best defensive fighters, even he couldn’t find a way to defend himself against Lomachenko’s onslaught.“He frustrates them, he begins to come on, looks like he’s going to knock them out, they quit because they can’t answer back,” promoter Bob Arum said of the Ukrainian.ADVERTISEMENT
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Julius Randle had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Lonzo Ball added 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings 99-86 on Tuesday night.Brook Lopez scored 18 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 for the Lakers, who have won two straight following a nine-game losing streak.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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points off the bench for the Kings, who have lost five of six. De’Aaron Fox had 15 points and Buddy Hield scored 13.With Ball leading the charge, the Lakers were at their most effective when pushing the ball up the court. They had a 35-8 advantage in fast-break points, and Ball’s 11 assists were his most since the rookie returned from a recent shoulder injury that sidelined him for six games. He finished with five points.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 hostingLos Angeles opened an 84-74 lead going into the fourth quarter, closing the third on a 22-10 run. Sacramento started the second half with a 14-3 surge to take an eight-point lead before Lopez hit three 3-pointers. Lopez then missed from long range, but Ball was under the basket for a putback.Lopez finished 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Kings: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.Lakers: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid The Lakers went on a 19-0 run in the first quarter fueled by eight points from Brandon Ingram and seven from Randle, who had 13 points and five rebounds in the first half.TIP-INSKings: G George Hill missed his third straight game to be with his wife, who is pregnant.Lakers: Ball had his ninth career double-double. … Randle had his eighth double-double of the season.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT LeBron James joins criticism of H&M over sweater ad Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: ABL: Slingers’ Alexander insists no travel in crucial playAlapag, though, said the technical foul and missed travel call weren’t just the factors that cost them the win and sent them to a 3-4 card.“Singapore just came out and played a better game than we did,” said Alapag, whose team scored just 16 points in the fourth period. “They’re a quality team, it’s no secret why they’ve been to the finals the last two years.”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 PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid LATEST STORIES ABL: Slingers’ Alexander insists no travel in crucial play SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments READ: Alab Pilipinas falls to Singapore at homeAlexander, hearing no whistle blown, went for a mid-range jumper with 2:02 left in the game, barely beating the shot clock, which gave the Slingers an 84-76 lead.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 hosting“I’ll never blame the referees for a loss, but that was a bad call, a really bad call,” said Alapag Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “You know, the game was still in balance it was a six-point game, two minutes left and you made that call?”“They even told me afterward it was our fault, but it was our fault we were down 10 because you gave me a technical and you count a shot that shouldn’t have counted.” MOST READ Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag made it known that he wasn’t happy with the technical foul he got against Singapore in the ASEAN Basketball League but he insisted it wasn’t the call that cost them the match.Alapag got called with the infraction with 1:52 left in the game after contesting a supposed non-call on Xavier Alexander’s travel a few seconds earlier.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte
‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Nzeusseu scattered 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, while Marcelino got eight of his 12 markers in the first half assault.Zark’s Burger-Lyceum was just too fast, too strong, and too gritty for the Generals to handle as it spread the wealth and garnered 56 bench points en route to a 37-point winning spread.Veterans Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya carried Batangas-EAC as they both fired 16 points apiece.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 112 — Perez 21, Ayaay 15, Nzeusseu 14, Jc. Marcelino 12, Serrano 10, Baltazar 8, Santos 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 6, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 2, Cinco 2, Pretta 0.ADVERTISEMENT For coach Topex Robinson, it was a matter of the Zark’s Burger-Lyceum finally understanding the grind in the developmental league, saying, “we have adjusted to everything, from the calls to the teams we’re playing with.”The youthful mentor, however, isn’t putting much stress on minding the opposing teams as he reiterates his approach of focusing on his camp.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 hosting“We’re thinking more of the things we can control. We just have to keep on doing what we’re doing and replenish those stuff in hopes of sustaining that in the long run,” said Robinson.CJ Perez topped the Jawbreakers with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while MJ Ayaay also corralled a double-double with 15 markers, 10 boards, and three assists. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Chris Gavina embraces new challenge as coach in MPBL Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES BATANGAS-EAC 75 — E. Mendoza 16, De Joya 16, Tampoc 12, Laude 9, Pate 8, Maguliano 6, Altamirano 5, Diego 3, Garcia 0, Dela Peña 0, Martin 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 19-14, 48-33, 84-47, 112-75.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum hardly broke a sweat as it thumped Batangas-EAC, 112-75, to chalk one in the win column Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino kickstarted the blowout as the Jawbreakers took a 48-33 halftime lead and cruised to the easy victory to bounce back from their 92-94 defeat to Marinerong Pilipino back in opening day.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending 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
The ground located in Abu Dhabi is one of the three IPL venues in UAE this season The 22-million-dollar Sheikh Zayed stadium is arguably one of the world’s finest cricket grounds. Located in Abu Dhabi, the stadium is one of the three venues in UAE to host the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League this year.With a capacity of 20,000 spectators, the Abu Dhabi stadium will host the opening match of the Indian Premier League this season when the defending champions Mumbai Indians take on 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders on April 16.The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade.Total T20Is Hosted: 9First T20I: Afghanistan vs Scotland on February 10, 2010.Highest Total(T20Is): Ireland’s 225/7 against Afghanistan on November 30, 2013.Lowest Total(T20Is): Scotland’s 117/9 against Afghanistan on February 10, 2010.Best Bowling figures: Netherlands spinner Pieter Seelaar’s 4/19 against Kenya on February 11, 2010.
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in Nagpur on Sunday.Even as the Shiv Sena had made last-ditch efforts to get the next best deal after the chief minister’s post, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday chose to keep key portfolios with him.Soon after the Assembly poll results were announced, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya had said there would be a ‘mini Modi’ government in Maharashtra and he was not wrong. The way the portfolios were allocated by Fadnavis reveals party president Amit Shah’s writ has prevailed.Like the Modi government at the Centre where the PMO plays a key role, Fadnavis also centralised power with the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).According to sources, the ministers will be given time-bound goals to achieve certain tasks, which will be monitored by the CMO.The last two days had witnessed several ministers lobbying for key portfolios. All the ministers have got more than one departments. The CM has kept key portfolios – Home, Urban Development, Housing and Health – with him.Eknath Khadse, a senior BJP leader, has been given the responsibility of Revenue department. He will also look after departments of Excise, Minority Development, Waqf, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries. Though Khadse had set his eyes on the chief minister’s post, the party initially offered him the Assembly speaker’s post – a deal that he declined.Sudhir Mungantiwar, the MLA from Chandrapur district, is the minister for Finance, Planning and Forests. He is considered close to Nitin Gadkari. Another Gadkari aide, Vinod Tawde, has been made the education minister. He is also the minister for Sports and Cultural Affairs.advertisementPankaja Munde, late Gopinath Munde’s daughter, is the minister for Rural Development, Water Conservation and Women and Child Development. Prakash Mehta – the Gujarati face in the Cabinet – will hold the charge of Industries, Mining and Parliamentary Affairs.MLC Chandrakant Patil has been made the minister for Co-operatives, Marketing, Textiles and PWD. Vishnu Savara, the party’s tribal leader from Thane district, is the minister for Tribal Development, Social Justice and Special Assistance.
Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal’s suspect bowling action will be officially tested in Chennai on January 24, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said.Ajmal was barred from bowling in September last year. His action was termed illegal and he withdrew his name from the World Cup, admitting his remodelled bowling action was not ready for top-flight cricket, reported ESPNcricinfo.The deadline for submitting World Cup squads to the International Cricket Council (ICC) was January 7. If Ajmal fails the test, he could face a one-year suspension from the game.”PCB approached ICC to have an official test of Saeed Ajmal. ICC has now given us the date of January 24, but it is tentative and we are yet to receive confirmation from ICC,” the spokesperson said on Tuesday.
A Bangladesh court threw out sexual assault charges filed by actor Naznin Akhtar Happy against national cricket team player Rubel Hossain, and acquitted him on Wednesday.A police report which found no proof of the charges against Hossain was accepted by Dhaka’s Fifth Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal, which also scrapped a “non-acceptance” plea by Happy. Both were present in court.Her lawyer, Tuhin Hawlader, said they would appeal against the order in the High Court.Happy said she and Hossain were in a relationship for nine months last year, but he refused to marry her. She filed a lawsuit against him in December, accusing him of luring her into an affair with false promises of marriage.Last month, Hossain helped Bangladesh reach the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.
Virender Sehwag is “seriously considering” leaving the Delhi team for other state associations, which would open up opportunities for junior cricketers in his native domestic side.’ESPNcricinfo’ has reported that the former India opener is weighing offers from other state associations for the upcoming season.Sehwag is the most successful batsman from Delhi at the India level, scoring 17,000 plus runs across three formats. He has represented the Indian team in 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20s.The 36-year-old had a productive Ranji Trophy last season, making 568 runs in eight games at an average of 51.63 and finishing only a run behind leading scorer Gautam Gambhir.He was less impressive in the 50-over tournament though, managing 131 runs in six matches at 21.83.Sehwag has been associated with Delhi ever since he made his first-class debut in 1997-98 season.Meanwhile, Mumbai veteran Wasim Jaffer is set to move base to Vidarbha.
Cecil, a thirteen-year-old lion, lived in Zimbabwe’s Hwange’s National Park. The Hwange National Park is a “free roam” zone under Zimbabwean law and hunting is strictly prohibited inside it. Killing any animal inside the park is illegal and punishable by law. However, a loophole is that if an animal steps outside the territory of the national park, hunting it down is theoretically legal.Cecil the lion was considered a mascot for the Hwange National Park. Walt James Palmer, an American dentist, managed to lure Cecil out of the park by using an animal carcass strapped on a car as a bait. Once Cecil was out of the park, Palmer shot him with a bow and arrow which only wounded the lion. In the next 40 hours, Palmer along with this two aides, stalked the lion, shot it again with a rifle, skinned it and beheaded it and all this, as part of Trophy Hunting America programme established in 1980, by Brent Sinclair. Palmer is a regular participant of the programme and has hunted many animals. He is known for paying a huge sum of money to obtain licenses to hunt animals.Here are some photos of Walt Palmer with the animals he hunted. Photo: www.trophyhuntamerica.com Photo: www.trophyhuntamerica.com Photo: http://brentsinclair.blogspot.ca/ Photo: http://brentsinclair.blogspot.ca/ Photo: http://brentsinclair.blogspot.ca/ Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to hunt the lion. He was identified as the hunter on July 27, 2015, by both the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force and the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe and the police has confirmed this. Palmer and two of his local aides maintain they didn’t know that Cecil was protected. He still denies any illegality and now blames his local guides for not informing him about Cecil’s popularity.advertisementWhat is more depressing is the condition of Cecil’s family. Cecil used to lead to prides constituting 6 lionesses and 12 clubs. Another male lion, Jericho, will now be responsible for both the prides and it is suspected that Jericho will kill all of Cecil’s cubs.There is a major outrage against Palmer and Trophy Hunting on Twitter. Palmer is now referred to as the most hated man on the internet.Only a monster could kill such a majestic beautiful animal we share this world with. RIP #CecilTheLion pic.twitter.com/5BW0QQCvt3 mike (@WhiskeySoured) July 29, 2015When will Neanderthal’s realize that hunting a big animal for sport doesn’t make you a man…it makes you, at best, a moron. #cecilthelion Philippe Cousteau (@pcousteau) July 29, 2015Ur a dentist w/ $50,000 to spare? Why aren’t u in Africa helping the poor w/ free dental surgery instead of killing things? #CecilTheLion J-San (@lawdood) July 29, 2015