Napoli can’t break through Genoa

first_imgNapoli were jeered off the pitch after another very disappointing result, held 0-0 at home by Genoa, with Eljif Elmas and Andrea Pinamonti creating the best chances. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens and give your views on the LIVEBLOG. 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/last_img

Moratti: ‘Happy for Mourinho, but…’

first_img Welcome José. #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/0CYU4IXN0E — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019 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/ Massimo Moratti is “very happy” for Jose Mourinho’s new role at Tottenham, but “it’s everyone’s dream to see him back at Inter.” The Special One took the job after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, receiving the formal announcement this morning. “I am very happy for him and I’m also pleased for Tottenham, who made a good choice, even if Pochettino was a fine coach,” former Inter President Moratti told Tuttomercatoweb. “Mourinho has everything it takes to do very, very well in London. Perhaps he was out of a job for so long because it was his decision to wait for what motivated him the most. He’s in London, joining the Champions League finalists, a club of great prestige.” There had also been suggestions over the summer that Mourinho could return to Serie A, specifically where he won the Treble in 2010. “It is the dream of all Inter fans to see him back here, that seems natural enough,” added Moratti. “It’s inevitable that we hope sooner or later to see him at the helm of Inter again. Of course, Antonio Conte is doing great things right now and getting the best out of the players at his disposal.” The former patron was asked which players in the current squad would have made it into the Treble-winning side, but he was not terribly impressed. “Samir Handanovic is certainly very important in goal. Of the new crop, let’s say I am pleased that Nicolò Barella and Stefano Sensi have settled in very quickly. Those two and Lautaro Martinez could’ve been part of the squad.”last_img read more

Congress has given my ‘supari’ to CBI, alleges Modi

first_imgGujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night alleged that Congress has given his ‘supari’ (contract) to CBI to politically finish him and stop the progress of the state.”Congress cannot digest the progress made by Gujarat and that is the reason they have given `supari’ to CBI to finish Modi and stop the progress of state,” Modi said at a function of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) here.”I am confident that people of Gujarat will give a reply. Congress under former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed emergency and people of Gujarat gave a befitting reply,” Modi said.”Congress leaders who are using the power of CBI, should understand that people of Gujarat will give a reply to them this time also,” Modi said.”Nobody can stop Gujarat’s progress. Common man wants peace and security. There has been peace in the last 10 years because of the efforts of the people and police of the state,” Modi said.”Due to the peace we have been able to make rapid progress. But some elements are trying to destabilise this peace,” Modi said.  Modi also criticised the Central Government over reported corruption in the organisation of Common Wealth Games.”Corruption of crores of rupees have been done in the common wealth games, but those ruling in Delhi are not worried about it,” Modi said.Modi today inaugurated a sports complex, Ghodasar lake, pilot project of beautifying Kharicut Canal and expansion of Rukshamani Hospital.He said in the last five years the AMC has spent crore of rupees for improving the infrastructure of Ahmedabad.advertisementTotal money spent in Ahmedabad during the last five years is more than what was spent during the earlier 50 years by the AMC.last_img

Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh swings his way back on centrestage

first_imgSWINGING TIME: Jeev Milkha Singh in actionJeev Milkha Singh, by all accounts, should qualify as a gaikokujin. It is Japanese for foreigner and this tall, solitary Indian, who carries a stack of Bollywood DVDs along with his golf clubs should be an outsider in a country that first made the,SWINGING TIME: Jeev Milkha Singh in actionJeev Milkha Singh, by all accounts, should qualify as a gaikokujin. It is Japanese for foreigner and this tall, solitary Indian, who carries a stack of Bollywood DVDs along with his golf clubs should be an outsider in a country that first made the Orient inscrutable.But with his rudimentary Japanese and occasional sushi, Jeev today hops on and off bullet trains while the tabukin courier transports his luggage all over the windy courses where they are now familiar with his regular smile and peculiar swing.Jeev is at home not only with the surroundings, but he is also, after a long while, at ease with himself. His first title in seven years followed by two top 10 finishes, and it is as if a competitor has come to life again. As if he has leapt off the dusty pedestal he had been installed on and, shaking his fist in our faces, declared that he was still vital, still relevant and still fighting.In truth, ever since he became India’s first-ever touring professional, fight is all Jeev has done-against the precedent and the unknown. As titles evaded his reach and younger men surged past him, ceaseless struggle was all he knew.It was like golf pared down to the raw: one man versus the elements, the golfer versus himself. For close to 250 weeks of tournaments, Jeev wrestled with injuries, doubt, confidence and a spreading hush of dismay.He would carve the courses for two days and then blow leads, losing play-offs, finishing second five times and in the top five on many given Sundays. He wasn’t yet 35, but his 12-year career was being regarded not as a living entity but an epic event belonging to the past.advertisementVictory at the Volvo China Open in Beijing, a co-sanctioned event on the Asian and European Tour, came as reaffirmation and release. “I knew I had it in me to win again, but to actually win again… belief-wise, internally, it was huge.”Today, he’s back-on the respectable part of the leaderboards, striking the ball with singular purity. When they break through on the other side, golfers-more than most other athletes-seem keen to explain what it is like to be separated from victory by an eight-foot downhill putt on an oxygen-depleted Sunday afternoon.Perhaps the vast and constant solitude of their work makes them communicate so lucidly away from it. Jeev talks about “trusting” himself under pressure, positivity and reverse psychology. “If you could control your thoughts, nobody could beat you-golf is a battle you fight with your brain,” he says.If his career was a round of golf, the front and back nine look like they have been played on two different courses. He was the first Indian almost everywhere- successful on the US Collegiate circuit, heading out into Asia, winning a European PGA tour card, qualifying for the Japanese Tour, holding an EPGA putting record, breaking into the world top 200. In 2000, with his career smoking and tour cards earned for Europe and Japan, a wrist injury felt merely like bad timing, rather than a dire warning.With so much to play for, he rushed back, and damaged it again. He had to take eight-odd months off the tour but fellow pro Amritinder Singh reckons it cost him in years-“four, maybe five”.Jeev Milkha Singh with Caddie Fujimuro in ChinaAfter the lay-off, in instinctively trying to protect his wrist, Jeev’s swing morphed into an unfamiliar series of minute movements. The swing is the soul of every golfer’s game, his foundation, opening address and the statement of purpose. The loss of muscle memory in the action had its after-effects on the rest of his game.The worse it got on the course, the more he got out there, trying to-what Jeev says all winners do-“find my own solution.” As he rushed around between the European, the Japanese and the Asian tours, playing nearly 75 weeks over two years, he joked to a friend that he had more points on frequent-flier programmes than the world golf rankings.In the golfer’s unwritten code, no one talked to him about it unless he brought the subject up. “I’m a person who never gives up. You have to become a dheet (pig-headed), you know,” he says, before realising the word is not quite golfspeak and changes it to “taking things in one’s stride”. Harmeet Kahlon, another pro, says Jeev has “steel”. Amritinder says he has “a very strong mind”. Dheet will do nicely.advertisementRather than go to a golf doctor in the West, he turned to those who knew his game best-like Amritinder, with whom he shared a classroom as a 10-year-old in Chandigarh. Jeev’s slow return to the old feel of his swing, to confidence and something like winning form, has taken close to two years. He cut down play in Europe and worked on the basics of his game, like his stance.Those around could see progress in inches before it was felt on the acreage of east Asian courses. Amritinder saw the old swing and clean strike return. Kahlon noticed him hitting the ball further.His sister’s husband, Manish Sanwalka, has his own barometer: whenever they played a few rounds together, Sanwalka would place a friendly bet on Jeev’s score. He says, “I used to win a lot. But all of last year, I’ve been losing that bet.”As Jeev walked towards victory in the Volvo China Open in Beijing, Sanwalka sat glued to a mobile phone in Delhi listening to a friend delivering a running commentary off the live TV feed being aired in Dubai. “It was his time to win,” says Kahlon.”Jeev is very hard on himself. If you walk the course with him, you can see smoke coming out of his ears.”Digraj Singh, Director, Tiger Sports MarketingIt does not, however, mean the contest is over and everything will miraculously be easier, with titles toppling into his lap. It means the competitor is refreshed and the working parts of his game are in order. It is a rare passage of play and Jeev realises he must make the most of it. Only this time he has to remember to exhale as he goes along.On the surface, everything around him is methodical, very Japanese. His mantra-‘Follow your dream’-actually translates into the more monotonous: ‘Follow your routine’. His work week is all documented discipline, with little visible evidence of bachelor hijinks. Monday is travel, and practice days begin with half-an-hour of yoga before eight hours of practice on the golf course. Dinner by seven, a movie (Sarkar during the China Open) and lights out by 9.30 p.m.. Before sleeping, almost like a daily act of faith, he reads portions of a dog-eared copy of The Power of The Sub-Conscious Mind.To strangers, he appears wellspoken, engaging. But that is not all that maketh the man. Friend Digraj Singh, who presented him the book, says, “He is very hard on himself. If you walk a round of golf with him, you can see the smoke coming out of his ears.”Jeev gives himself marks on every stroke and when he makes a mistake or a point, they talk about his blazing eyes. Maybe the routine is what keeps it all together, keeps a lid on golfing pyromania. Maybe he can’t help it, it’s in his genes.In Chandigarh, his legendary father Milkha, whose name continues to echo with the son’s, waits for his daily phone call. Singh Senior shares the advice he gives his son, “Betaa, hard work, willpower and discipline.” That, and to never try out a new club in competition.advertisementIn a land of mechanical precision, Jeev has found his groove and is ticking again. He is the lone gaikokujin to be sponsored by GMA, a Japanese golfing manufacturer, and the bag they specially designed for Jeev features the Tricolour.He appears on a weekly golf show on TV in Osaka and, for the last six years, has been travelling with Japanese caddie Ippei Fujimuro. Not only can Fujimuro nail down killer hotel deals off Japanese websites, but when Jeev unconsciously says, “Paani nikaliyo yaar”, the caddie knows what to reach for.As an EPGA winner, Jeev now gets a shot at the bigger European events and the US Tour, his ultimate goal, is once again on his radar. When the year ends, he reckons he could have played 38 to 39 weeks of tournaments.A decade ago, whenever Jeev played the Indian Open in the Capital, a Delhi teenager would diligently follow him around the course. Today, Shiv Kapur is a touring pro, named 2005 Asian Rookie of the Year.Kapur says, “Jeev has shown the way-in his actions and in his words. He has been a great mentor to me.” Many believe the courtly Sikh will now win more and win bigger. But wherever Jeev Milkha Singh finishes, he knows he will have more than most golfers, more than just silverware to his name-he will have a legacy.Competitive CompatriotsIN THE RUNNING: Shiv Kapur, Arjun Atwal, Jyoti RandhawaIndians are a force to reckon with at all major international tournaments.They are called the Curry Cartel and they don’t care.Whenever an Indian golfer wins a title anywhere, the cartel-all compatriots who compete-gathers for a noisy celebration, usually at an Indian restaurant.On the Asian Tour, Indians who now turn up 12-at-a-time at an event are considered the bunch hard to beat. In the last four years, two Indians, Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa, have topped the Asian Order of Merit (that determines the top golfer of the year) and Jeev Milkha Singh leads the 2006 list. Shiv Kapur was declared Asian Rookie of the Year 2005. Atwal (who now plays on the US Tour), Randhawa (a European Tour regular) and Jeev are India’s first golf millionaires.Pro Harmeet Kahlon says, “We are respected for the fact that we’re Indians. We carry ourselves with dignity.” Off the course, it’s slightly different. “We hang together, it’s like boarding school,” laughs Kapur.Recently, Kapur noticed roommate Gaurav Ghei’s green Alfred Dunhill Cup sweater, and he realised he had seen it before-in ‘golf history books’. In 1996, Ghei had beaten the then world No. 2, Colin Montgomerie, to record a shock victory for India over Scotland in the event. Kapur was all of 14 then.When the number of Indian pro golfers reaches critical mass, history and the history books will be well within reach.last_img read more

IPL 2012: Pune vs Delhi live score and commentary

first_img7:10 pm | DELHI CELEBRATE: Mahela Jayawardene says, “After the last match where we made a lot of mistakes I think we have come back well. Our bowlers bowled really well today. There are a lot of new guys in the team and we are just figuring out the way to go. We are getting a lot of things right but we can still play better. It is a long tournament and anything can happen so we can’t be complacent. Sehwag has given a lot of the boys the freedom to have their own game plan. We don’t have very long team meetings but we have very effective ones. We will have hiccups once in a while but we have to try and make sure we play well consistently.”  7:05 pm | DELHI WIN BY 8 WICKETS (16 overs): That’s it. It’s all over. And in true style, Virender Sehwag has sealed it with a six. What an innings by the Delhi captain. He ends up with 87 runs from just 48 balls. His scorching innings included 10 boundaries and three sixes. Delhi were simply too good for Pune today. First the bowlers did their job brilliantly by restricting the Warriors on a good batting pitch, and then with the bat, the captain led the way himself. Importantly, the win came with four overs to spare and it will boost Delhi’s net run rate considerably. [DD – 148/2]  6:55 pm | NO STOPPING SEHWAG (14 overs): The Delhi captain continues to smash bowlers around the park. This is entertaining watching, but certainly not a matter of joy for the Pune Warriors. One can feel for Sourav Ganguly, but then nobody can do anything when Virender Sehwag is in this kind of a mood. Dada has watched him tear apart oppositions while he was leading the Indian team, not he is at the receiving end. Well, that’s the beauty of IPL. [DD – 130/2]  6:40 pm | 100 UP FOR DELHI (11 overs): Just 47 more to get now for Delhi and erase the memories of their disappointing loss to Pune at home. The game has slipped far from Pune’s hands now. It will take something really stunning to turn this one around. Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen would be looking to end this as early as possible. Remember, the net run rate could come into play later in the tournament. [DD – 111/1]  6:25 pm | PUNE AT RECEIVING END (8 overs): Virender Sehwag is showing no mercy. It seems he’s out here to prove a point to Pune. Delhi are just running away with this game at the moment. Sourav Ganguly needs to make something happen like he did at the Kotla, otherwise this game is done and dusted. [DD – 77/1]  6:15 pm | VIRU IN FULL FLOW (6 overs): Virender Sehwag is in wonderful touch here and he’s putting up quite a show. Delhi have crossed the 50-run mark in a jiffy. Making matters worse for Pune, Kevin Pietersen at the other end is also getting into the groove. It seems this one will get over in a hurry if these two go on like this. [DD – 61/1]  6:05 pm | SUCCESS FOR PUNE (4 overs): Not a pretty scene out in the middle, but the Warriors won’t mind it. Mahela Jayawardene has been run out. It was a length ball on middle and leg and Sehwag clipped it away to square leg. Jayawardene wanted a single and came halfway down the wicket. Sehwag first thought about sending his partner back but then came half way down as well. The batsmen almost had a round table conference at the middle of the pitch before Sehwag crossed Mahela. The throw came in at the striker’s end and Robin Uthappa took off the bails to send Mahela packing. Mahela Jayawardene run out (Luke Wright/Uthappa) 18(14) [DD – 34/1]5:55 pm | GOOD START FOR DELHI (2 overs): The Daredevils are off to a flyer. 15 runs coming off the first two overs. Two boundaries for Delhi already. [DD – 15/0]5:45 pm | DELHI BEGIN CHASE: Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene are out in the middle. The target for them is 147. Alfonso Thomas will start the proceedings for Pune.  5:30 pm | PUNE FINISH WITH 146/2 (20 overs): Considering the kind of start that they had, Pune Warriors would be very happy with the total they’ve reached. It does look a bit less when you consider the kind of batting Delhi has, but hats off the Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa, they’ve shown great responsibility today and delivered when required. A stellar 80 not out for Pandey, while Uthappa finishes with an unbeaten 60. We’ll be back in a few minutes with Delhi’s innings.5:25 pm | UTHAPPA CUTS LOOSE (19 overs): Robin Uthappa is well settled and he’s beginning to break the shackles. Three boundaries in the past 12 balls from him have come a big boost for the Pune Warriors. But the home team needs much more of this in the last over. [PWI – 132/2]  5:13 pm | PANDEY RIDES HIS LUCK (17 overs): This is getting ridiculous now. Manish Pandey has been dropped for a third time in this game. This is bad cricket from Delhi, one doesn’t expect this from a top notch team such as theirs. As for Pandey, he’s certainly making it count. He has hit some lusty blows in this innings. The 100 has also come up for the Pune Warriors. [PWI – 110/2]5:00 pm | PUNE COUNTER-ATTACK (14 overs): It was in the offing for quite some time now and finally Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa have managed to break the shackles. A couple of boundaries and a big six from Pandey has taken off a lot of pressure from the batsmen. Shahbaz Nadeem had a chance to pick up a third wicket for Delhi, but put a return catch down. It was Pandey’s second lifeline of the match. [PWI – 81/2]  4:45 pm | PUNE TRUDGE ALONG (11 overs): It’s all about ones and twos at the moment. The boundary is seeming very, very far for Pune right now. More than half of the overs are gone and only 50-odd runs on the board — they need to get a move on. Manish Pandey is fortunate to still be there. He was dropped by Kevin Pietersen of all people. [PWI – 53/2]4:30 pm | PUNE RECOVER (8 overs): Slowly and steadily the hosts are regaining their feet. Manish Pandey has hit a six and there have been a couple of boundaries too. But overall, Delhi are keeping a tight leash. [PWI – 42/2]4:15 pm | PUNE CAUTIOUS (4 overs): Expectedly, there is a cautious feel to this innings now. Pune don’t want to lose any more wickets at this stage. They’re trying to rebuild and will look to make up later in the innings. But the question is how long can Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa, two naturally aggressive batsmen, contain themselves. [PWI – 14/2]  4:07 pm | DOUBLE DHAMAKA (1.2 overs): Delhi are certainly in a mood for revenge today. Just eight balls bowled and already two wickets in the bag. Morne Morkel this time gets the Pune skipper. Sourav Ganguly tried to give the big South African the charge, but got a thick edge. On Saturday, these edges were flying to the boundary, but today it went straight to the man at third man. Nightmare start for Pune. Ganguly c Shahbaz Nadeem b Morne Morkel 1(4) [PWI – 1/2]4:02 pm | EARLY SUCCESS FOR DELHI (0.2 overs): What a start for the Daredevils. Irfan Pathan has got the big one. Jesse Ryder has been clean bowled by the left-armer. The ball kept a bit low as Ryder was trying to push it on the off side. Ryder b Irfan Pathan 0(2) [PWI – 0/1]3:55 pm | ALL SET TO BEGIN: Delhi Daredevils are already on the field and the Pune batsmen are walking out at the moment. Already a surprise from the home team. Manish Pandey has been promoted to the opener’s slot along with Jesse Ryder. Irfan Pathan has the ball in hand for Delhi.  3:47 pm | Delhi PLAYING XI: Virender Sehwag(c), Naman Ojha(w), Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Pawan Negi, Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav.3:47 pm | PUNE PLAYING XI: Robin Uthappa(w), Jesse Ryder, Sourav Ganguly(c), Steven Smith, Luke Wright, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Alfonso Thomas, Ashish Nehra.3:45 pm | STAR TALK: Delhi batsman Kevin Pietersen says, “The wicket looks good to bat on as Sehwag said. We have some great batsmen and there’s pressure on everybody to perform. We can’t take it lightly. Hopefully we will win this game.”3:43 pm | CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag says, “When you’re doing well, you should look to be consistent. Unfortunately, we lost against Pune last time, hopefully we’ll win today. I don’t think we are the favorites, there are other teams as well. If we play to our potentials, we must do well. The wicket looks good. We can’t control the toss. We are playing with the same team.”3:40 pm | CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly says, “We’ve played well in this tournament, still early days. We have played the big teams and we have done well. It was important to get runs, I picked wickets as well, it is very important. It is going to be a good wicket, it is a new surface. We have one change, Luke Wright is in for Mathews.”3:35 pm | PUNE ELECT TO BAT: Sourav Ganguly’s luck with the coin continues. The Pune skipper has won the toss and his team is going to have a bat first. It’s their home stadium, so they know the conditions best. Plus, the same strategy worked well for them in the last game. The only thing here, can they put up a big score twice in a row against Morkel and Co.?  3:25 pm | BUZZ AROUND THE GROUND: A warm welcome to one and all. We are expecting another cracker of a match. The last time Delhi and Pune locked horns at the Kotla, it was entertainment unlimited. Pune Warriors, inspired by Ganguly’s brilliance, outperformed the Delhi Daredevils despite Sehwag’s sparkling fifty. Can they repeat the same? It won’t be too easy – the Delhi batting line-up has some big names in Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene and Ross Taylor. Pune Warriors too are filled with T20 specialists, barring Ganguly one would say. You wouldn’t want to miss this game. Stay logged in, we’ll be back soon with more updates.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

PFL semis: Late Global fightback stuns Meralco

first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The first leg of the other semifinal matchup between Kaya Makati and Ceres Negros starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday at University of Makati StadiumSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay The Sparks were rewarded for their enterprising play in the 61st minute when Tahj Minniecon slotted home a penalty after he was fouled by Daryl Regala.Struggling for most of the match, Global came alive late with a comeback that puts Akbar Nawas’ side in a strong position to reach the finals. 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 openingMinegishi completed the fightback in the 93rd minute with a strike from just inside the box. Teed up by substitute Paolo Salenga, Minegishi rifled a shot that ricocheted off the post and crossed the line, sparking wild celebrations from Global fans.With their away goal though, the Sparks just needs a 1-0 win in the second leg on Saturday to also advance. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES NU coach Bernabe tips hat off to underdogs Adamson, UE MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 National team standout Pika Minegishi struck right at the death as Global Cebu edged Meralco Manila, 2-1, to grab a slender advantage in their Philippines Football League semifinal duel at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Wesley Dos Santos equalized for Global just before stoppage time with a glancing header off a corner from Minegishi as the Cebu side finished with a flourish. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

F2 skipper Cruz: We wanted to show we can come back

first_imgAfter 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads “When we were given the chance to take the fourth set, we knew that we wanted to claim the game and that we can comeback from a deficit,” said Cruz in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.READ: F2 forces rubber match for PSL Grand Prix title, survives PetronFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingF2 was down two sets to one in the fourth set and immediately looked at a 0-9 deficit at the start of the period, but the Cargo Movers mounted a 13-4 run that tied the scores at 13-13.Maria Perez then capped off another one of F2’s run, a 9-3 spurt, to give the Cargo Movers a 22-18 lead. 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 F2 captain Cha Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen F2 Logistics needed a heroine in Game 2 of the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix Finals, skipper Cha Cruz took the majestic route and willed the Cargo Movers in an inspired clutch performance.Cruz, who finished with 10 points, said it all started with their mentality that they can, and will, send the championship round to a third game after their comeback Game 2 victory, 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4, against Petron.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 It was in the fifth set that Cruz finally showed off her chops when she punished Petron setter Rhea Dimaculangan with an off-the-block kill that gave F2 a 10-3 lead.Cruz then delivered the Cargo Movers to match point territory with a service ace, 14-4, before Perez ended the match with a booming kill.“Deep in my heart, I know I have the spirit that I really want to play, I want to contribute for the team,” said Cruz. “And I think it was just perfect timing that I was in the game and I was able to deliver.”ADVERTISEMENT SBP starts hosting preps by observing in 2019 Fiba World Cup in China 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’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Gobert, Favors hurt in Jazz win over Celtics

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Celtics struggled from the field in the second quarter, shooting a combined 4 for 21.HAYWARD RETURN?Hayward is open to playing this season, but said it will depend on how fast he is able to heal and show progress as he works his way back.“My mind is open to that,” Hayward said of the possibility of returning to game action before season’s end. “I’m trying to get back as fast as I can. It all depends on how I heal, and taking it day-by-day, goal by goal. We’ll see what happens.”Wednesday marked a milestone in Hayward’s recovery process, when he was able to shed the walking boot he’s been using since his surgery in October. He continues to wear a protective brace.NO HARD FEELINGSSnyder said no one feels any animosity over Hayward’s decision to leave Utah.“I think everybody understands the decision that he made,” Snyder said. “So to see him get hurt, it was hard. I felt horrible for him. I think most of the guys on our team reached out. I know I did. … We hope that he’s back soon.”MORRIS UPDATEMarcus Morris (knee soreness) sat out his fourth straight game and won’t travel for the upcoming two-game trip. Morris has played in just 16 games this season while dealing with the injury and recently sought a second opinion on it. The second quarter brought more injuries. First, Boston’s Daniel Theis left with a facial injury. Later, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown caught Favors with an incidental elbow, leaving him bleeding from his left eye and Brown from his elbow. Favors received six stitches and did not return.“That’s a team win. Everybody stepped up,” Rubio said. “We know that we have a lot of players who can play, and they were ready.”Coach Quin Snyder said Favors passed the concussion protocol. Gobert will be evaluated Saturday.“This group’s got character and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances and they did,” Snyder said.Boston got no closer than eight points in final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “He’s had a little bit of a setback here, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a long-term thing,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.UP NEXTJazz: Continue six-game trip Saturday at Cleveland.Celtics: Begin two-game trip Friday at Memphis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img Malditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ricky Rubio had 22 points, Donovan Mitchell added 17 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95 on Friday night.Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Hood also finished with 17 points for the Jazz, who snapped a four-game losing streak. It was Utah’s first victory in Boston since 2008, a span of nine games.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 It took everything the Jazz had to make it to the end of the game.Jazz center Rudy Gobert left early in the first quarter with a left knee injury after teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg. Gobert was able to walk off the court on his own power, but went straight to the locker room and did not return. 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’ Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 33 points. Al Horford added 21 points and seven assists. Boston lost for the third time in five games.“I gotta give Utah credit, because they grinded the game and they made tough shot after tough shot,” Horford said. “They kind of, like, took the life out of you in a way.”Friday was the first meeting between the teams since Gordon Hayward left Utah in free agency last summer to join the Celtics. But Hayward could only watch as he continues to rehab from the broken left ankle he suffered in Boston’s season opener.Joe Johnson returned to game action for the first time since Oct. 30. He missed 21 straight games while dealing with a right wrist injury.TIP-INSJazz: G Raul Neto sat out his second straight game with a concussion.Celtics: It was Irving’s ninth game this season with 30 or more points. … Started the second quarter 0 for 14 from the field.TAKING CONTROLThe Jazz held a 46-39 lead at the half. They were led by Rubio and Hood, who scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, and shot a combined 10 for 13 from the field.The Jazz led by as many as 10 in the half and outscored the Celtics 25-13 in the second quarter. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) kneels on the floor beside teammate Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Gobert left the game with a knee injury after Favors fell backward into his leg on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — The Utah Jazz broke out of a slump that has been plaguing them during their current road trip.But it came at the cost of two of their starters — one possibly for an extended period.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more