SEA Games: 16 Malaysian athletes hit by food poisoning

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Few other details were released but Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee, said those affected had been asked not to compete until they recover.“One went into hospital because we wanted to be very sure it was nothing very serious… it wasn’t as if it was an emergency. The rest of them are resting in the hotel,” said Low.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’She added: “One of the swimmers missed an event. We asked him not to compete… in the interests of the athletes we have told the athletes not to compete.”Low said those affected had breakfast in the team hotel, where Malaysia’s 800-plus contingent are staying, before dispersing to different venues. But she said the source of the outbreak was still under investigation. MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The outbreak is not the first troublesome event at the biennial SEA Games, which has 11 nations competing in a diverse array of sports from swimming and athletics to pencak silat and wushu.Organizers mistakenly printed Indonesia’s flag upside-down in a commemorative booklet, prompting protests and revenge hacking attacks by Indonesian activists.Among a litany of transport incidents, eight people suffered minor injuries in a bus crash, forcing two squash players from Myanmar to pull out of their doubles matches.Two Myanmar football fans were beaten up after a match against Malaysia, and the home fans were also condemned for chanting “Singapore dogs” during another game.Indonesia’s women’s sepak takraw team walked out of a match in a protest over judging, and the men’s and women’s squash doubles finals had to be moved after the centre court surface was found to be too slippery.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Athletes and officials of Malaysia march during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. AFP FILE PHOTOKuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Sixteen Malaysian athletes have been hit by food poisoning at the Southeast Asian Games and one is in hospital, organizers said on Thursday in just the latest mishap to hit the competition.Games organizers said they were still trying to identify the source of the outbreak, which forced one swimmer to miss an event on Wednesday and also affected a petanque player.ADVERTISEMENT PCCL launches national competition for collegiate basketball Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View commentslast_img read more

San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championship

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SAN BEDA 92 – Bolick 18, Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Mocon 14, Soberano 11, Abuda 5, Bahio 5, Presbitero 3, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Tongco 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 82 – Perez 22, Nzeusseu 15, Marcelino JC 12, Ayaay 7, Caduyac 6, Santos 6, Tansingco 5, Marcelino JV 4, Pretta 2, Serrano 2, Ibanez 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 17-22, 41-47, 65-66, 92-82.POST-GAME INTERVIEW Clark Sunset Marathon set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda continued its dynasty as it annexed its 10th title in 12 years and 21st overall championship in men’s basketball.“(Lyceum) really wanted to win this game but (the San Beda players) were so excited. I’m happy that we’re able to settle down in the second half. Credit to my boys,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who returned to the San Beda lair this season to win his third title with the school.Season MVP CJ Perez gave it his all in the decider, pouring 22 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and a block, but Lyceum unfortunately suffered its first back-to-back losses this season at the wrong time and end its 18-0 season with a runner-up finish.Mike Nzeusseu got 15 markers, 15 boards, and two blocks, while Rookie of the Year Jaycee Marcelino had 12 points, four rebounds, three dimes, and two steals in the Pirates loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NCAA Season 93 champions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick threw Lyceum’s perfect season in the trash, leading San Beda’s 92-82 Game 2 triumph that completed the sweep of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals and the Red Lions’ back-to-back title romp.Bolick proved to be the hero the Red Lions needed, firing seven points in the final 5:01, none bigger than his dagger three with 50 seconds remaining to push his side to a comfortable 89-82 lead.ADVERTISEMENT He finished with 18 points, nine coming in the payoff period, together with six assists and five rebounds as he celebrated the victory like Lebron James in front of 14,693 in attendance.“Lyceum did a good job. If we could just give two championships, Lyceum and us should be the champions,” said Bolick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneFinals MVP Donald Tankoua registered another monstrous double-double of 17 markers and 17 boards, while Davon Potts finished off his collegiate career with 15 points and five rebounds.Javee Mocon bucked another off-shooting night to drop 14 markers, six boards, and three dimes while AC Soberano went 3-of-7 from three including one from the left corner with 1:22 left to put San Beda up, 86-82.last_img read more

Bucks rally past Wizards

first_imgLATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone A “DIRTY PLAYER”Wall said his own impressions of Dellavedova don’t quite match the record of four flagrant fouls in five NBA seasons.“Whatever their team can say and other people can vouch for him, to me, I always thought he was a dirty player,” Wall said.TIP INSBucks: Kidd elected to give G Malcolm Brogdon his 11th start of the season Saturday and bring G Tony Snell off the bench. . All three of Dellavedova’s previous technical fouls came in the 2015-16 season with Cleveland. … The Bucks are 5-3 in the second of back-to-back games.Wizards: Swingman Otto Porter sat out with a strained right hip. … With 17 points, C Marcin Gortat hit double figures for the second time in three games after surpassing 10 points in only four of his previous 20 … The Wizards dropped to 4-2 in the second of back to back games.UP NEXTBucks: Close their two-game road at Indiana on Monday night.Wizards: Continue their homestand Wednesday night against Utah. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals But it was Dellavedova who left Washington steaming after a fourth-quarter flagrant 2 foul on Bradley Beal that resembled a football tackle and threatened to spark a brawl.“There’s a difference between making a play on the ball and wrapping your arms around somebody’s neck,” Beal said. “I mean, it is what it is.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAs Beal drove the lane in transition, Dellavedova reached out his arms. The right one caught Beal around the neck and brought him to the ground.“I was just trying to hold him to prevent him from, you know, getting the and-one, and then he just went to the ground,” said Dellavedova, who received his first career ejection. Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson, back, celebrates with guard Eric Bledsoe after his 3-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Washington. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe led the Milwaukee Bucks to victory. Matthew Dellavedova was the one who really got the Washington Wizards’ attention.Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Bledsoe scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s 110-103 victory Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Beal finished with 20 points, and John Wall added 16 points and 16 rebounds for Washington. But the pair shot just 1 for 9 in the final 7:24 after Dellavedova’s dismissal.“We had opportunities to win the game,” Wall said. “The reason why we lost is they made bigger shots.”Khris Middleton had 20 points, and John Henson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who secured a fourth win in six games and snapped Washington’s four-game win streak.Milwaukee closed the game on a 12-4 run to help erase some of the sting of a blowout loss to Toronto a night earlier.“I think we did a good job just coming out tonight and just playing harder as a team,” Antetokounmpo said. “We definitely wanted this win.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadal to play Kooyong exhibition ahead of Australian Open Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Antetokounmpo hit a running layup to put Milwaukee up for good, 100-99, then followed with a baseline jumper to stretch the lead to three with 1:44 left.Bledsoe’s step-back 3-pointer made it 105-101 with 1:17 to play before Antetokounmpo’s last jumper stretched the 108-103 with 36.2 remaining.GIANNIS, MEET SHAQAntetokounmpo has at least 20 points and five rebounds in 27 consecutive games. That’s the longest such NBA streak since Shaquille O’Neal matched it during the 2000-01 season.BUCKS BEAR DOWNWhile Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe spurred the offense late, Milwaukee’s defense held Washington to 5 of 19 shooting.“You understand that Wall and Beal are going to be the focal point,” said Bucks coach Jason Kidd. “It wasn’t just one-on-one but it was team defense, everybody helped each other and tried to make it as tough as possible.”OFFICIALLY IN TROUBLE?Beal could also face some discipline from the NBA for his actions in the brief scrum that followed Dellavedova’s foul. Replays showed Beal’s hand had made contact with referee Kevin Scott’s shoulder and neck area as he stepped at Dellavedova.“The one thing I didn’t like is the ref going after me versus trying to control him,” Beal said. “I have a right to react the way I did.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue in NCAA East Region

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “We really played in spurts today, just really never got that consistency,” Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said. “They’re a very talented team, very athletic team, very well-coached, good defensive team, and they obviously got the best of us today.”Texas Tech trailed for most of the first before scoring the last 10 points of the half to turn a five-point deficit into a 30-25 lead. The Red Raiders led 58-55 with 5:44 left when Evans hit two free throws and then a three pointer to start an 11-0 run that put the game away.“I guess we can use it (as motivation), this feeling here,” Carsen Edwards said. “To have this feeling here, you learn from it to not have it again.”Purdue center Isaac Haas, the team’s No. 2 scorer and rebounder, could only be a cheerleader — and a one-armed cheerleader, at that. After breaking his right elbow in the first-round game against Cal State-Fullerton, he tried to convince Painter he could play; the Purdue engineering department even pitched in, designing a special brace for his right arm.But Haas remained on the bench, replaced by Matt Haarms, a redshirt freshman who at 7-foot-3 measures an inch taller but at 40 pounds lighter is hardly the force under the basket of that his senior teammate has been.Haarms finished with four points and three rebounds.“I hate to see great players not be able to play late in the season,” Beard said. “So we feel for Purdue not being full-strength.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “They’ve been the No. 1 team the whole season and are great all-around,” Evans said. “They have a great point guard and great bigs that can shoot the ball, so we will just have to get back in the film room and study up on them and get some rest.”Beard is in his second year in Lubbock after leaving Little Rock, which he left shortly after leading the Trojans to a double overtime upset over fifth-seeded Purdue two years ago. This one wasn’t close, thanks to a 52 percent second-half shooting percentage and a 34-30 rebounding edge.“Completely different game, different teams,” Beard said, noting that four Red Raiders scored in double figures and another had nine points. “It’s our formula. It’s not a secret.”Second-seeded Purdue (30-7) was hoping to join Villanova in the Elite Eight, getting 30 points from Carsen Edwards and 12 points and 13 rebounds from Vincent Edwards.But Beard was in their way again.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Curry returns, then injures left knee as Warriors beat Hawks Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We just made the — what’s it called? The Great Eight?” Beard asked his players at the postgame news conference.“Elite,” guard Keenan Evans corrected him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The Elite Eight our second year together,” said Beard, who was with Arkansas-Little Rock when it beat Purdue in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tournament. “Why shouldn’t we? We’ve got a great university. We play in the best league in college basketball. We’ve got really great players. We’re blessed to be here, but I think we’ve earned the right to be here.”Evans had 12 of his 16 points in the second half, when Texas Tech scored 11 in a row to pull away. The Red Raiders (27-9) will play on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four against No. 1 seed Villanova, which advanced earlier Friday night with a 90-78 victory over West Virginia. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Texas Tech coach Chris Beard celebrates with his team after a 78-65 win over Purdue in an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament regional semifinal early Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — Chris Beard did it to Purdue again.The Texas Tech coach knocked the Boilermakers out of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, this time leading the third-seeded Red Raiders to a 78-65 victory to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time in the basketball program’s 93-year history.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Tenorio, Ginebra expecting strong fightback from San Miguel

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Both teams have exchanged haymakers like two slugging heavyweights and won their respective games by at least 25 points.Ginebra was the first to land the solid blow with a 127-99 Game 1 but the Beermen retaliated with a 134-109 Game 2 and a 132-94 clobbering in Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And although the Gin Kings were able to tie the series at 2-2 after their 130-100 win in Game 4, point guard LA Tenorio knows San Miguel is just waiting to sneak in another counterpunch.“Next game we’ll be expecting that San Miguel will come out really strong,” said Tenorio Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I think we had a chance in this game, and I know beating San Miguel is not that easy.” The finals series between defending champion San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra in PBA Commissioner’s Cup has been nothing short of explosive.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “It’s nice to have a second win against San Miguel and we’re now tied. I think the pressure’s on them to probably get the next two wins.”Tenorio, who finished with 17 points and six assists, said it was their strong start to the game that helped them establish their presence against the Beermen.Ginebra waxed hot in the first quarter going on a meteoric 31-11 run in the first eight minutes that Best Import Justin Brownlee capped with a three-pointer.“The start really set the tone, and the way we look at the games we always expect it to be close and we didn’t expect it to end this way,” said Tenorio in Filipino. “We just need a one-point win, but the important thing is we get the W.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fajardo quick to move on from career night as Beermen enter crucial stretch Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Falcons tab Final 4 berth

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Justine Baltazar scored on another under goal stab to seal the win, 84-75, with 53 seconds remaining.It was the Archers’ third straight win in the second round for an 8-4 record, giving them a two-game cushion over the University of the Philippines and Far Eastern U in the race for the last two semifinal berths.Santillan finished with 18 points as five La Salle players notched twin digits. The Archers can seal their entry to the Final Four with a victory over fierce rival Ateneo on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Former champion Pocari finds old spark, rallies past determined Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson’s rise continued for the third straight season as the Falcons clinched a Final Four berth with a couple of games to spare last Wednesday in UAAP men’s basketball.The Falcons transformed from a last place team in Season 78 into a contender the past three seasons under coach Franz Pumaren, only this time the multititled mentor feels they’re ripe to challenge for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT “Well, of course, we are happy to reach the Final Four, but we’ve been doing that for the last two years,” said Pumaren, after the Falcons turned back the University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 96-83, for their ninth win of the season.“Hopefully, we can improve our finish this year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLater, La Salle leaned on big plays from rookie Joaqui Manuel down the stretch as the Green Archers hacked out a 84-77 victory over National U to assure themselves of at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.With the Archers leading, 77-75, Manuel finished with a flourish assisting on Santi Santillan’s layup before hitting a big three that took the fight out of the Bulldogs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

first_imgRead Next “They destroyed us,” France captain Yannick Noah said. “They did not give us a single break.”The final was played for the last time in its traditional format. Beginning next year, the top team event in men’s tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site.After Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won Saturday’s doubles, France trailed 2-1 and needed to win both reverse singles on the final day to become the first team since 1939 — when Australia beat the United States — to overturn a 2-0 deficit in a final.But their hopes of a comeback were quickly dashed.The seventh-ranked Cilic struggled with his first serve in the opening set but gradually found his rhythm while Pouille started well but quickly faded.Pouille, who replaced Jeremy Chardy after Noah changed his lineup in a bid to force a decisive fifth match, made repeated mistakes on his backhand. Pouille hit a total of 44 unforced errors, compared to Cilic’s 29.The Frenchman, who wrapped up France’s 10th Davis Cup title last year by winning the decisive point against Belgium, managed to stay in contention on the back of his strong serve and some clever drop shots that surprised Cilic, but his Croat rival raised his level in the tiebreaker. Cilic won four straight points to seal the set, including a thunderous forehand pass that left Pouille stranded.Pouille’s level of play then dropped drastically while Cilic kept up the intensity and broke for a 4-2 lead in the second set. Pouille managed to save four set points in the eight game with a series of good serves before Cilic held his next service game to seal the set with a crosscourt forehand.Despite the support of the vociferous French fans at the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Pouille appeared powerless in the third set and dropped his serve again in the fifth game after yet another backhand error that sealed his fate. The Frenchman saved two match points at 5-3 but was forced to watch when Cilic unleashed a superb lob that secured another break and the title.“This is one of the best teams we ever had, it’s like a dream team,” Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan said. “After seven years on the bench, it’s an honor for me to be here. My singles players not only didn’t lose a set, they didn’t lose serve in three matches which is an unbelievable achievement and shows you the quality that we produced.” LATEST STORIES While Argentina was able to fight back, the French didn’t have the weapons required. The hosts won the doubles but were thrashed in straight sets in the three singles matches played against Cilic and Borna Coric.“Look at the statistics from Borna and I, in three matches we did not lose a serve, it says much about our level and how well we played,” said Cilic, who finally tasted success in the team event 12 years after his debut. “We were both in a great form at the right time.”Cilic lived up to his status of team leader. After beating Pouille, he was surrounded by the whole Croatian team on the court and covered his shoulders with the Croatian flag. The country’s president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, warmly hugged him.“It’s not every day that you become a world champion,” Cilic said. “For us, it’s a dream come true, for this nation, we are so passionate, you can see the fans. And I feel that in Croatia it’s going to be incredible too.”Croatia won the Davis Cup for a second time, after victory in 2005, and denied France an 11th crown.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kanter has 26 rebounds, Knicks top Grizzlies Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Croatia’s team hold their trophy after winning the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)LILLE, France — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time.Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the South Americans fought back and ultimately won the final.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award This weekend in northern France, Cilic did not give even a glimmer of hope to his French opponents that they could stage a comeback of their own.On the indoor clay court set up inside the Lille soccer stadium and in front of a hostile crowd, the former U.S. Open champion was ruthless and composed. His clinical display on Sunday secured a 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille to give Croatia a 3-1 victory over defending champion France in the best-of-five series. Both teams agreed not to play the final rubber.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCilic said his loss to Del Potro hadn’t been a distraction but he was relieved to finally add the Davis Cup trophy to his list of trophies.“I was always sleeping well, so no problem, but I’m happy that I played so well this weekend,” the 30-year-old Cilic said. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

‘Team Liberia’ Denied Entry into China

first_imgThe People’s Republic of China (PRC) has denied Team Liberia entry into China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics as part of preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, the Liberia National Olympics Committee has said.LNOC president Philipbert Brown told the Daily Observer Thursday that he had been informed by Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe that “Chinese President Xi Jinping called President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to explain the Chinese government’s decision.”Mr. Brown said: “Minister Nagbe also said the Chinese government expressed regret for the action and promised to [re]pay our expenses.”The LNOC boss indicated that International Olympic Committee also extended its regret over the inconvenience.He added that as of yesterday, Team Liberia is currently in Accra, Ghana heading back home.Team Liberia comprised of a five-man delegation of athletes Tracy Chayee, 16 and Momolu Sambai, 17, and their coaches, and is headed by the LNOC’s Assistant Secretary General Frederick Pratt. The team departed Liberia last Monday.China (PR) has sent a medical donation valued at US$1.7 million to the Liberian government to fight the Ebola scourge in the country. The donation, already in the country, includes personal protective equipment, hospital curtains, sanitizers, disinfectants and patient monitoring equipment.Team Liberia would have participated in the 400m hurdles (Ms. Chayee) and 50m freestyle swimming event, (Sambai). This is the second Liberian delegation to suffer denial from participating in a sports event since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country.The Liberia Handball Association was recently prevented from participating in a handball competition in Lome, Togo.Meanwhile, LNOC President Brown regretted sending off Team Liberia in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why is Govt offended when questions are asked of them?

first_imgDear Editor,Some media houses are busy questioning the PPP/C’s presidential candidate on the authenticity of his qualifications. They have every right to ask him questions, to which he provided them with answers.Now, I have noticed that there is a drought whenever questions are to be asked on the Government side. I therefore take this opportunity to ask a “few” questions of the Government. These questions are all listed below:1. The Finance Minister recently announced that the economy grew by 4.1per cent, is this an honest statement, or another falsification of the figures? I make that assertion based on his projections for a previous year, which were later downgraded to half of that amount. Could someone give us a clear answer on this one?2. The Minister of Finance recently sourced money from The Islamic Bank to build 3 mini-hydro projects. Is he subscribing to the theory that 3 is better than one?3. Did Minister Cathy Hughes declare her financial dealings with her own company, Video-mega?4. Sole-sourcing to Minister Patterson’s husband to build houses for the Government? Is this legal?5. Where is the President of Guyana, and who is really in charge of the ship of state?6. Why only now do we see a battery of ministers on meet-the-people tours? What have they been doing for four (4) years?7. The health sector is in a deplorable state, with malfunctioning equipment, shortage of drugs and maternal deaths, among others. Could the minister shed some light on this?8. The Rice Industry is in a terrible state. Where is the Agriculture Minister on this?9. What is the position of the squatters in Parliament on that dual citizenship breach?10. Monies for GECOM. They are claiming that they need more money to conduct elections, but house-to-house registration, which is a costlier exercise, is already underway. What is this Government really saying?11. What has become of the US$18 million ExxonMobil bonus?12. The four-lane highway to Belfield, what progress has been made thus far?13. The four-lane highway to the Timehri Airport, please grant us an update14. The renovation of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri; this project has been going on for six years now. Is there no completion date set?These are questions and more questions which deserve answers. Do not just ask questions of the Opposition, we have been given a daily dose of that. I am now asking questions of the Government, to which we deserve legitimate answers.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Confessed killer charged

first_imgBusinesswoman, sons’ murder caseBY KIZZY COLEMANConfessed killer, Abishai CaesarThe alleged killer, who over the weekend confessed to murdering an Anna Catherina businesswoman and her two young sons in 2012, was on Tuesday remanded when he appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court on the West Coast Demerara (WCD).Abishai Caesar, 31, of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was slapped with three charges – murder, assault and threatening language.The first charge alleged that on September 24, 2012, at Anna Catherina, WCD, he murdered 41-year-old Jennifer Persaud and her sons Afridi Bacchus, age six; and Jadon Persaud, 18 months old.He was not required to plea to the indictable charge.According to reports, on the night of September 24, 2012, the dead woman, who was an owner of a liquor store and bar, along with her two sons were discovered at around 20:10h with their throats slit.Her body was found on a bed with Afridi on top of her and Jadon on the floor next to the bed. Their bodies were said to be already in a state of decomposition, indicating that they were murdered about a day before the gruesome discovery was made.With the exception of the wardrobe that was out of order in the woman’s home, the remainder of the house was untouched.Meanwhile, Caesar pleaded not guilty to the second charge which alleged that on April 2, 2016, at Tuschen Housing Scheme, he assaulted Zoey Phillips with the intent to cause actual bodily harm.The third charge alleged that on April 22, 2016, at Tuschen Housing Scheme, he used threatening language and behaviour against Zoey Phillip.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, at around 03:00h the accused went home and an argument ensued between him and his reputed wife Zoey Phillips.As the disagreement spiralled out of control, the accused threatened the Virtual Complainant (VC) to cut off her neck. He reportedly forced the VC to take off her clothing, threatening to beat her.The woman was able to escape and the matter was reported to a Police outpost in the area. Caesar was subsequently arrested.On the third charge, the accused denied the allegation openly in court after which the Magistrate entered him into a not guilty plea.Reports are that on the morning of April 22, 2016, after Phillips was able to escape the accused, she sought help from a Police outpost and was subsequently taken to the Leonora Police Station where she told Police Officers of the years of abuse that she endured at the hands of Caesar.But what she disclosed next would bring to light the person that was responsible for the deaths of the businesswoman and her sons; a case which had gone cold.Jennifer Persaud, 41, who was the owner of a liquor store and bar at Anna Catherina; and her sons Afridi Bacchus, six; and Jadon Persaud, who was 18 months old at the timeShe told Police Officers that they should question Caesar for that murder. When further questioned by Police, the woman divulged the gruesome details of that night.She disclosed that on the night in question, Caesar left their home in Anna Catherina where they were living at that time and that she reportedly saw him heading up to the businesswoman’s house after which she allegedly heard screams.She claimed that moments after, the man went back to his home and reportedly confessed to her what he had downe. She related that he allegedly explained that he had gone to rob the woman but she awoke and saw him. Because she would be able to identify him, he was forced to attack her, killing her in the process.The couple continued living next door to the dead woman for a while before they moved. Phillips stated that she was forced to keep quiet about the incident.The case will continue on May 31.last_img read more