UST’s loss to UP was the first time that Rondina got outscored with Diana Carlos and Isa Molde’s 32 and 24-point outputs eclipsing the Golden Tigress’ 23.And Rondina knows she didn’t play up to her level against the Lady Maroons.“I’m also mad at myself, I committed so many mistakes,” said Rondina who went 23-of-57 in her spike attempts. “We really threw the game and we weren’t able to recover quickly enough to give ourselves a chance to win.”UST’s conundrum started as early as the first set when they held a 19-10 lead but allowed UP to come back and force the set to go into the 30s.And although the Lady Maroons flunked in the first set, they eventually built the foundation that allowed them to keep the Golden Tigresses at bay until the final point.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Golden Tigresses have yet to win back-to-back games in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, but they’ve already registered two straight defeats after losing to National University and University of the Philippines.Cherry Rondina knows, though, that there’s no one to blame for that terrible standing and inconsistent showing so far but the Golden Tigresses themselves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We talked how we can fix our problems, there’s no one to blame but us,” said Rondina in Filipino. “The coaches fought for us, now it’s up to us to keep fighting.”After their 31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 loss to the Maroons on Wednesday, the Golden Tigresses dropped a 2-4 record but remained at fourth place thanks to a three-way logjam at the second spot. AFP official booed out of forum University of Santo Tomas’ contender status is slowly falling apart.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Rondina added that there’s nothing to go but up for them and she vowed that UST will recover.“We haven’t lost hope and I told them every time we’ll go into battle we should’ve the mindset that we will win,” said Rondina. “I can say this, and I can be proud of this, that my teammates and I can win.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Haruna, Gaco carry Go for Gold past pesky Batangas-EAC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus View comments
The year before he killed Steenkamp, Pistorius became the first double-amputee to race at Olympic level when he appeared at the London 2012 games.While on parole he gave a television interview saying that an “instant fear” drove him to open fire. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after a judge passed a new sentence of six years imprisonment after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. South African media reports say he was complaining of chest pains. AP POOL FILEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital Thursday for overnight observation, an official said, as local media reported he was suffering chest pains.Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The “Blade Runner”, as he was known, has always maintained that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four high-caliber bullets through a locked toilet cubicle.“This morning he went for a medical examination and he was scheduled to return back (to jail), but he will now be kept overnight for observation,” Logan Maistry, spokesman for the department of correctional services, told Agence France-Presse.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 starsMaistry added that the department would not release details on Pistorius’s medical condition.The News24 website said Pistorius was taken from Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria to hospital in an ambulance after complaining of chest pains. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Neymar completes world record PSG move FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Rhemwil Catana and Johnjohn Bobier of Philippines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines sepak takraw chinlone team may not have won the gold, but it gained respect from the one that won it.Malaysia’s coach Mohd Yusoff Abdullah cited the Filipino’s natural flair in the sport that requires coordination and athleticism.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reality hits PH netball athletes hard in Malaysia “The Philippines is relatively new in this sport and given time, they will be a team to watch,” said Abdullah.The Filipinos dropped the gold medal match to the host Wednesday.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“This gold medal means a lot. It is the first step towards achieving our target. The players were excellent in controlling the ball. Their spirit was high,” added the Malaysian mentor.After winning the first gold of the 29th Southeast Asian Games, Malaysia sports minister YB Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin told the host’s athletes: “One down, 110 to go.” Malaysia, whose 60th Independence Day coincides with its fourth SEA Games hosting, is gunning for 111 golds, the same number it did in winning the 2001 edition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments
File photo of Asif, Aamir and Salman.The decision on the spot-fixing row involving tainted Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif has been deferred to February 5. During the closing presentation of the six-day hearing, Mohammad Amir’s lawyer Shahid Karim asked for a deferment. Amir’s lawyer requested the judges to look at the case with due consideration before announcing the verdict. The hearing has been conducted behind closed doors at the Qatar Financial Centre since January 6. The lawyers for the three players presented their closing arguments on Tuesday. Amir, who spoke to reporters in Doha, said that he was hoping that the decision would come out in his favour.
Aleksandr DyachenkoThis Russian import can romance like Rajesh Khanna and simmer like Amitabh Bachchan. Yet Aleksandr Dyachenko met a sorry end at the bottom of a snake pit as Priyanka Chopra’s fourth husband in 7 Khoon Maaf. The 45-year-old is a TV actor back home in Moscow and has performed with figure skater Margarita Drobyazko for the Ice Age Show. He plays ice hockey, has worked as a sports manager and has even recorded a CD of his songs. Nothing less from the land of Pushkin.
Delhi CM Sheila Dikhsit met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the Shunglu Committe report.Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and explained her government’s position on the Shunglu Committee report which indicted both her and Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna for irregularities in certain Commonwealth Games 2010 projects.In the meeting that lasted for an hour, Dikshit is believed to have explained the circumstances in which certain decisions were taken by the Delhi Government to ensure timely completion of the projects and expressed disappointment over making the report of the probe panel public.Dikshit is also understood to have explained to the Prime Minister about the “collective feelings” of her cabinet which had discussed the report and was “deeply disappointed” with the findings as it made “insinuations at the government”.Earlier in the day, Dikshit had said her government “did everything possible to ensure that Games are held successfully in the city.””I have failed to understand what wrong did we commit. I did take personal interest in some projects as it was the need of the hour. We put lot of efforts to ensure that we hold the event very successfully,” Dikshit said.Asked about whether she took personal interest in certain projects like the street-lighting project which has been criticised by the Shunglu panel, Dikshit said “I did take personal interest as it was the need of the hour.””We are replying point-by-point, paragraph-by-paragraph in response to the observations by the Shunglu committee,” Dikshit said adding that “anybody found guilty of wrongdoings will not be spared.”advertisementIn the Cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister briefed the Ministers about the report and discussed what should be the response of the government to the report.”We felt that the report is a kind of insinuation to the government. We are sending a detailed report to the PMO,” said a Minister.The Prime Minister-appointed Shunglu Committee has found procedural violations by Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged inadequacies in executing projects related to 2010 Commonwealth Games.The Committee, appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe charges of corruption in various projects related to the sporting extravaganza, has submitted two reports on alleged irregularities in executing contracts related to construction of the Games Village and city infrastructure projects.Earlier this week, Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna sent a 216-page response to the Prime Miniter’s Office after the committee held him responsible for the alleged irregularities in the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village.- With PTI inputs
India skipper MS Dhoni turned 30 on Thursday and he has been getting accolades and praises from team-mates and fans on his birthday. PhotosThe Captain courageous, who lead India to the 2007 T20 Championship and the 2011 World Cup victory, is a much sought after man today.But it was Sachin Tendulkar’s praise following that team’s World Cup win earlier this year that stood out from the rest.”He is the best captain I have played under,” Sachin Tendulkar had said of the star skipper.”He is very sharp and always alert. He reads the situation well and is open to sharing ideas,” Tendulkar had said about Dhoni.Generally referred to as ‘Captain Cool’ by his fans, Dhoni said, “I was very aggressive with the guys who were not really 100% on the field.” But that was during his schooldays.Team India is currently playing the third Test against the West Indies in Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica. And with a lead of 1-0 in hand they will be looking to seal this series.
One of the hottest topics of discussion in sport in the recent past has been the possible demise of Test cricket. From administrators to players – past and present – this had become such a fancy topic that all kinds of suggestions were made as to how one could ensure sustained interest in the longest form of the game.Looking back, that seems like a futile exercise as the 2,000th Test match gets underway at Lord’s next Thursday. And what makes it even more special is this will be the 100th Test between India and England.Virender Sehwag’s triple century in Multan is undoubtedly one of India’s greatest Test moments.The previews for what is expected to be a razor-sharp series have already started coming in. Be it the armchair critics or the serious columnists, the unanimous view is that this Test series will be very intense and for India to maintain their No. 1 status will not be easy.The coming weeks will see high-voltage action and, even as fans are kept guessing as to when Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th international century, I am of the view that Test cricket has survived every challenge.In the old days, Tests were about cricket being played at an almost leisurely pace and how the men in white flannels epitomised good manners and playing in the spirit of the game.Today, Test cricket is played so hard that even the umpires come under intense pressure and the use of technology has become a must. Yet, the beauty of the game is that while there have been innumerable series involving the top nations, some remain etched in memory.advertisementFrom the Indian point of view as well, Test cricket is the ultimate thing.In an era when the slam-bang Twenty20 format has made it cricket plus huge commerce, Tests have still maintained an exalted status for all those who are involved in it, including the spectators.If people reflect on the glory of India in Test cricket, images of 1971 come in a flood, with the series wins in England and the West Indies standing out prominently.After that as well, there have been some amazing matches, with the second tied Test between India and Australia at the Chepauk in 1986 being right on top for the sheer drama and excitement it produced.Those of us who were fortunate enough to see Anil Kumble weave magic against Pakistan at the Kotla in February 1999 can never get over his 10-wicket haul in one innings.And when you rewind to the more recent years, the application which Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman showed against the mighty Australians in the Kolkata Test in 2001 – where they shared a fifthwicket stand lasting over a day – figures at the top. The same goes for Virender Sehwag’s triple hundred at Multan in 2004.When one compares all these Test performances with one-day cricket and T20, what stands out is how the longer version hasn’t needed much tinkering.The ODIs began as a 60-overs-a-side affair and currently last 50 overs each innings. From whites to coloured clothing, and the white ball instead of the red cherry, it is the ODIs which have needed more changes to sustain themselves.Add to it the rule changes, field restrictions and what not to make the game more attractive, those who run the sport have their hands full. Again, the birth of T20 is a tinkering of the ODI format, as it is believed people want to watch instant cricket just as they want to have instant Maggi noodles!But Test cricket has pretty much remained a constant and has survived all the competition well.At a time when the ICC needed to break its head about how many teams there should be in the 2015 World Cup, Tests are the preserve of elite nations, as I see it.When you talk of series involving any of India, Pakistan, Australia, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka, the action has been high voltage and nobody can complain of it having been boring.However, for maintaining the sanctity of Tests, the ICC needs to ensure the minnows aren’t playing too many lop-sided series.So what is it about the Tests that any player worth his salt wants to prove himself in the format?The answer is simple: Test cricket is the ultimate test of a player’s skill and temperament and, even in this age, a bowler or a batsman has a chance of turning things around dramatically.Today, huge chases in Test cricket bring about excitement and no one can complain there is no instant gratification in it.advertisementLooking back, there are three big incidents which rocked Test cricket and yet it survived.From the infamous Bodyline series to Kerry Packer’s breakaway World Series Cricket and the ugly match-fixing scandals, each one threatened to rock the edifice of cricket.And yet, Test cricket remains the pinnacle where the skill, stamina, concentration and application of a player are tested to the hilt. And that is why, even for someone like Yuvraj Singh, who was such a big part of India’s World Cup triumph, the England series will be a challenge.Folks, this is the time to celebrate the romance of Test cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar has his sights in his 100th Test century as India and England starts a high-voltage Test series at the Lord’s on Thursday.For the statistics savvy, the India vs England series opener is the 2000th Test match in the history of the game.The India vs England first Test also happens to be the 100th Test between the two teams.And if Sachin manages to score a hundred, the historic venue will also become witness to another milestone in Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international century.Of the 99 games that India has played against England, India has won 19 while England emerged victorious in 34.However, India has the dubious record of winning only one out of the 10 Tests its played against England at the Lord’s.The four-match series is also touted as a fight between two best teams of the world for Test cricket’s top position.