Cricket News India vs Australia 2nd t20 highlights: Match abandoned due to rain, Australia lead series 1-0

first_img If play begins now, we might have a 12-13 over chase and the target for India could be around 100-110. Waiting for official confirmation. 12:54 (IST) 16:22 (IST) 13:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:26 (IST) 13:43 (IST) 12:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In If the match does begin at 4:32 PM IST, then the target for India will be 46 in five overs. The groundstaff are working hard to ensure the game begins.  16:20 (IST) The cut-off time for a five-over game is 16:30 IST. If it does not start before that, then the game will be called off. We are touch-and-go in this situation India and Australia have played three times in Twenty20 Internationals in Melbourne, with India winning two encounters. Australia won the first encounter in 2008. Andrew Tye gets two crucial boundaries off Khaleel, one through wide long off and one a streaky edge to third man. India do not help themselves with Pant fumbling. McDermott ends the over in style as he blasts Khaleel over deep mid wicket for a six. 19 runs in the 18th over and this will give the hosts some momentum. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The covers are once again been removed. We have lost some more time. We might have a chase under 10 overs. Waiting for official confirmatin now. One hopes that the rain stays away now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:31 (IST) 16:33 (IST) 14:00 (IST) Another WICKET! Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was looking so good, perishes after hitting a six off Bhuvneshwar. The bowler drags it short outside off, Coulter-Nile upper-cuts it straight to Manish Pandey at deep backward point Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rain is too heavy now and the umpires call the players off. Kohli is fuming and points out they should have gone earlier. Australia are 132/7 in 19 overs and like Brisbane, we might have a revised target for India. 15:45 (IST) Looks like the covers are being peeled off. If play can be ready in 12 minutes time, then India will bowl the 20th over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In However, we begin with bad news. It is overcast in Melbourne and it is currently drizzling. The covers are firmly on. Maybe, we might have a delay in toss Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:40 (IST) Only two runs in the 17th over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Can they reach 120? It looks very unlikely now. 16:06 (IST) 14:54 (IST) 15:36 (IST) 13:33 (IST) 13:11 (IST) 13:57 (IST) EDGED BUT SAFE! Khaleel gets the back of a length delivery to straighten outside off, Marcus Stoinis gets the leading edge and it flies over the slips. Next ball, he beats the batsman with a delivery that scoots through low. At the end of the powerplay, Australia are 40/3. WICKET! Bad shot attempted by Short. Back of a length ball and close to the off stump, Short attempts the pull shot but ends up dragging it back on to the stumps. Second wicket for Khaleel. D’Arcy Short b Khaleel Ahmed 14 (15).  The rain has stopped and the match has been reduced to 19 overs. The revised target for India is 137 via the Duckworth-Lewis method. Once again, India have a Brisbane-like situation on the cards. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Play will start at 20:43 PM local time, which is in four minutes time. Australia will face the final over so we will have a full contest. WICKET! Finally, India hold on to a catch. Short of a length and a slower delivery outside off, Lynn looks to slice it over extra cover but gets the top edge and Krunal Pandya runs in from deep cover to take the catch. That has gotten the crowd at the MCG going. Chris Lynn c Krunal Pandya b Khaleel Ahmed 13 (13). Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In This will bring plenty of cheer. The covers are coming off. Toss could happen on time.  Here are the playing XIs of both sides.Australia: D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason BehrendorffIndia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed 15:39 (IST) We might not get to that stage now. The rain has returned in Melbourne and this might be the final nail in the coffin. What a damp squib this game has turned out to be. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:50 (IST) Krunal Pandya ensures that Australia struggle to hit the boundary. The run-rate has also dipped after Marcus Stoinis’ dismissal. 12:38 (IST) 15:05 (IST) The covers are still on but the chances of a game still remain. We just have five-six minutes for a game. Otherwise, it will be abandoned.  14:21 (IST) 15:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In A warm welcome to the second T20I between Australia and India from Melbourne. Virat Kohli’s side will be desperate to level the series while Australia will be eyeing a rare series win. The weather is expected to be dodgy in Melbourne with rain forecast. What will be the strategy that teams employ? Another dropped chance. Chris Lynn miscues a pull shot to fine leg but Jasprit Bumrah misjudges and ends up parrying the ball over the ropes. This is very sloppy from India.  It has started to rain again at the MCG. Kohli wants to go off but the umpire is not allowing it. The Indian captain is very agitated and has a word or two. Bumrah bowls an excellent over but McDermott ends the over in style by steering a full ball past Rishabh Pant for a boundary to third man.  So, KL Rahul gets another game. Can he make it count today? Can India’s bowlers put in a solid display as compared to the previous game? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh dear. Just as play was about to begin, the rain has returned and there will be a further delay in play. The revised target and the number of overs will once again change now. This is mighty frustrating.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes in his second ball and the MCG erupts. Full ball and curving away outside off, it nips away off the seam as well as Finch edges the drive to be caught by the keeper. Aaron Finch c Pant b Bhuvneshwar 0 (1). 14:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires are concerned about some wet patches on the field. Remember, Melbourne has taken a lot of rain in the last week and it is a wonder that the match even lasted for 19 overs with such weather. However, the umpires are having a look and one hopes for an update soon. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Jasprit Bumrah gets plenty of bounce and zip from this MCG deck but D’Arcy Short ends the over in style by carving a full ball past point for a boundary. Australia need a partnership and they need to end the powerplay in style.  13:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Match has been reduced to 11 overs and the revised DLS target for India is 90. This will be a very interesting chase.  14:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rain appears to have stopped and the mopping up operations are going on at the MCG. This weather is incredibly fickle and this could be an interesting chase. Waiting for the revised scores and overs.  Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack and he gives away just five runs. He really bowled slower through the air and allowed the drift to do all the work. 12:23 (IST) India have chosen to bowl in Melbourne. Virat Kohli says the Indian team is unchanged. Australian skipper Aaron Finch has said they would have bowled. Billy Stanlake injured his ankle during warm-ups and Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces him New Delhi: India won the toss and chose to bowl in overcast conditions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and they dominated proceedings, with Khaleel Ahmed and the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya wrecking the Australian middle-order. However, Ben McDermott hung in and along with Nathan Coulter-Nile and Andrew Tye, strung some crucial partnerships to help Australia reach 132/7 after 19 overs. However, rain dominated proceedings when it was India’s turn to chase. Persistent weather interruptions resulted in the match been called off and Australia take their 1-0 lead to the final game in Sydney on Sunday. With this result, India can only level the series while for Australia, they will be gunning for a series win yet again. (SCORECARD) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:13 (IST) 15:32 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:16 (IST) Oh dear! Just as I typed it, there is an update that the covers are back on as it has started to rain in Melbourne again. Now, we will definitely lose overs and India might chase a revised target. 14:32 (IST) 16:29 (IST) D’Arcy Short gets going with a boundary as he drills Khaleel Ahmed to the long-off fence. Virat Kohli tried to stop it with the dive but could not. In the first ball of Bhuvneshwar’s second over, Rishabh Pant drops Short. That was a simple chance.  WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Krunal Pandya. After being hit for a boundary, Krunal gets this flatter delivery to straighten, Maxwell aims to defend and the outside edge clips the off stump. Glenn Maxwell b Krunal Pandya 19 (22). 13:50 (IST) 16:15 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav finally gets a wicket in his last over. Alex Carey miscues the slog sweep and holes out to long on. Krunal Pandya did not have to move an inch. Australia continue to sink. Alex Carey c Krunal b Kuldeep 4 (6).  WICKET! Australia are floundering here. Short ball from Bumrah and Stoinis uppercuts it to deep backward point, Dinesh Karthik runs to his left and takes the catch. Marcus Stoinis c Karthik b Bumrah 4 (5). The rain is getting heavier now and the square covers are coming onto the pitch. This delay might be slightly longer now.  13:53 (IST) There it is, folks! The match has been officially abandoned! Australia will take their 1-0 lead to the final game in Sydney. It has been a disappointing game for the 60,000 fans at the G. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:53 (IST) The Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya combo have combined for figures of 8-0-49-2. A much better performance in the middle overs as compared to Brisbane. Can Australia reach 140? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:36 (IST) 12:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:25 (IST) The MCG is a hard wicket and there is some grass. It does drain quickly. The conditions don’t look the best. It is starting to come down again. 14:45 (IST) 14:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ben McDermott, struggling against Kuldeep Yadav, finally breaks the shackles by sweeping him to the deep backward square leg fence. Australia need a lot more hits if they are to reach a good total. After 12 overs, Australia are 69/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In More covers are coming on to the pitch now. The entire pitch is covered and there is one more cover on standby to cover the surrounding areas.  12:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Nathan Coulter-Nile launches Kuldeep Yadav for the second six of the match. Australia need a lot more such hits if they are to reach a good total. He shows his prowess by going on the back foot and hammering Krunal down the ground for a boundary. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:58 (IST) 12:42 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Bishops’ High edge Bartica Secondary in 14th National School Basketball Festival opener

first_imgTHE 14th edition of the National School Basketball Festival got off to a cracker at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday as the Bishops’ High School edged Bartica Secondary in overtime to tip off the U-18 tournament.Newcomers to the Festival, Bartica had several opportunities to upset the more established Georgetown School, including leads within the last minute of regulation time and the last two minutes of extra time, but experience prevailed as the game ended 55-53, much to the delight of the Bishops’ supporters.Bartica, who hosted the Eagles at home the night prior, opened the game in control, but their height in the middle was undone by the speed of the Georgetown players as they fell behind 23-16 by the half.Bishops’ High increased their lead early in the second half before Bartica caught a second wind and their lights out shooter Emanuel Atherley took over. The shooting guard scored 14 of his 15 points during this period, including two draggers from beyond the arc, which carried his team back into the lead. Also finding their range from downtown were Linden Adams (12 points and nine rebounds) and McQuain Smith (six points), who both finished with two three-pointers.At the other end of the court, Shemar Greaves exploded with four three-pointers, which were scored in clutch moments for Bishops’. The shooting guard finished with a game-high 18 points.Greaves was the driving force behind the comeback, the whole-court running coupled with foul trouble by the visiting players in the second period, which rolled over to extra time, proved the catalyst for defeat.Supporting Greaves were Lamon Friday, who scored 12 points to go with seven rebounds and Roydon Glasgow, who scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds.With the win, Bishops’ High are into today’s quarterfinals.last_img read more

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Clonmel Town advance to Youth Cup semis

first_imgThe South Tipp side beat Fairview Rangers of Limerick 3-1 in the quarter-final of the competion.Brennan (2) and O’Meara scored Town’s goals at the Dr Pat O’Callaghan Complex.Galway Hibernians and Ballincollig are also through to the semi-finals with Ringmahon scheduled to take on either Finglas or Moneygall in the final last eight tie.last_img

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DJ Peters, Alex Verdugo and Jake Peter homer in Dodgers’ 7-6 win over White Sox

first_imgUP NEXT: LHP Alex Wood is scheduled to make his second spring start against the Arizona Diamondbacks (LHP Robbie Ray) on Saturday at noon at Camelback Ranch (SportsNet LA and 570 AM). THE GAME: DJ Peters’ two-run home run in the eighth inning broke a tie and sent the Dodgers to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.PITCHING REPORT: LHP Clayton Kershaw made his second start of the spring and pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed a bloop single, walked one batter and struck out two. … RHP Tom Koehler faced four batters in the third inning then left with an apparent shoulder injury. … LHP Adam Liberatore pitched a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts.HITTING REPORT: Peters’ homer was his first of the spring but he is 4 for 11. … For the second consecutive game, infielder Jake Peter hit a three-run home run. This one came against Peter’s former team. He was acquired from the White Sox in a three-team trade this past winter. … Yasmani Grandal ended an 0-for-11 start to the spring with a leadoff double in the third inning. … Alex Verdugo was 2 for 3 with a solo home run. He is batting .400 (6 for 15) this spring.DEFENSE REPORT: The first play of the day for the Dodgers’ defense was a good one. Minor-league shortstop Omar Estevez went into the hole to get Yoan Moncada’s ground ball and used a quick release to throw Moncada out at first base. … Kershaw was charged with an error on a wild pickoff throw that went over the head of first baseman Edwin Rios. “I threw it too high,” Kershaw explained succinctly. … Verdugo was charged with an error that led to an unearned run when he overran a ground ball in right field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Dzumhur 96th on the ATP Rankings, Basic again recording the Ranking of the Career

first_imgThe BH tennis player Damir Dzumhur is taking the 96th place on the latest ATP rankings with 537 points. Compared to the last week rankings, Dzumhur progressed by one position.Mirza Basic also progressed by one position and is currently taking the 146th place, which is the best ranking of his career.Tomislav Brkic, Aldin Setkic and Nerman Fatkic have regressed in comparison to the last week by three, seven and eleven positions respectively.The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is still the first on the list, while the winner of the tournament in Montreal, the British Andy Murray, progressed to the second position. The Swiss Roger Federer is the third.ATP Rankings:(1) Novak Đoković (SRB) 14.265(3) Andy Murray (GBR) 8660(2) Roger Federer (SUI) 8065(4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6835(5) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5575(6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 5140(7) David Ferrer (ESP) 3695(9) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3680(8) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3505(10) Milos Raonic (CAN) 2925…(97) Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 537(147) Mirza Basic (BIH) 372(216) Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 222(228) Aldin Setkic (BIH) 206(792) Nerman Fatic (BIH) 24(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Wellington Crusader Club starts new year with luncheon today at Big Cheese Pizza

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Crusader Club, the athletic support club for Wellington High School sports, will again be featuring luncheons from noon to 1 p.m. at Big Cheese Pizza starting today.The schedule for the year is as follows:Monday, August 31 — Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach; Brian Aufdengarten, head girls tennis coach; Stephenson, head volleyball coach; and Charles Wallace, head cross country coach.Monday, September 14 — Ryan, Wallace.Monday, September 21 — Ryan, AufdengartenMonday, September 28 — Ryan, StephensonMonday, October 5 — Ryan, WallaceMonday, October 12 — Ryan, AufdengartenMonday, October 19 — Ryan, Stephenson, AufdengartenMonday, October 26 — Ryan, WallaceMonday, November 2 — Ryan, StephensonMonday, November 9 — RyanMonday, November 16 — Ryan, AdamsMonday, November 23 — McCombMonday, November 30 — AdamsMonday, December 7 — McCombMonday, December 14 — AdamsMonday, January 4 — McCombMonday, January 11 — AdamsMonday, January 25 — McCombMonday, February 1 — AdamsMonday, February 8 — McCombMonday February 15 — AdamsMonday, February 22 — McCombMonday, February 29 — Adams, McCombMonday, March 7 — Adams, Frazee, KellerMonday, March 21 — Buck, Ginter, RyanMonday, April 4 — Frazee, KellerMonday, April 11 — Buck, Ginter, RyanMonday, April 18 — Frazee, KellerMonday, April 25 — Buck, Ginter, RyanMonday, May 2 — Frazee, KellerMonday, May 9— Buck, Ginter, RyanMonday, May 16—Frazee, Keller, Buck, RyanFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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How Spurs could line-up against Watford with Vorm an option after shock return

first_imgTOTTENHAM are desperate to return to winning ways at home to bottom-feeders Watford after successive losses before the international break.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had seven goals smashed past them by Bayern Munich before suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Brighton.2Spurs were then plunged into disarray with the news that club captain Hugo Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow in the loss at the Amex.Following the news that the French keeper has been ruled out of action until next year, the club re-signed veteran Michel Vorm to act as emergency cover.The Dutchman, 35, left Spurs in the summer after making just 13 Premier League appearances in five years at the club.Vorm has not played a competitive game in a year, with his last outing coming in the Champions League 2-2 draw at PSV Eindhoven last October.The former Swansea stopper is lacking match sharpness and is likely to act as second fiddle for Paulo Gazzaniga, who came on for Lloris in the 3-0 loss at Brighton.Upon his return to north London, Vorm revealed his belief that the Argentine has the capability to take over as Tottenham’s No1.I’ve seen his quality from the beginning. I’m 100% sure that he’ll do a great job.Michel Vorm on Paulo GazzanigaHe told the club’s official website: “I’ve worked with him for a few years and I’ve seen his quality from the beginning.”He’s a good lad and a guy who has a strong mentality and I think he will bring a good energy with him and I’m 100% sure that he’ll do a great job.”I spoke with him yesterday and he’s happy that I’m back.”Summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon both returned to first-team training during the international break but are expected to miss the clash against Watford.Poch also has a big decision to make over Dele Alli, who has struggled for form and fitness this season.The England star was hauled off during the 7-2 drubbing by Bayern and then left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad over the international break.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHowever he may have a point to prove against Watford, with a stellar record of five goals and two assists in the eight games he has faced the Hornets.And Christian Eriksen may be given a rest after it was revealed he picked up a dead leg on international duty with Denmark.But one less headache for Poch will be the return of Serge Aurier, who is back from suspension following his red card in the 2-1 win over Southampton.2Spurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circlelast_img read more

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Gonzalez, La Salle brace for all-important tiff vs UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle has entered its most crucial stretch in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.For a few weeks, the Green Archers have been a picture of stability as they stayed on steady ground in the third spot of the standings and even had a pretty good chance to secure the twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A disappointing 62-71 loss to Ateneo on Sunday, which also stopped a three-game winning streak, however, has put the Archers into a dangerous position of being out of the Final Four contention.READ: Ateneo secures twice-to-beat, downs La Salle anewFEATURED 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 ChrissSuch sudden turn of events entering the final few games of the eliminations made head coach Louie Gonzales wanting his squads to go back to work immediately.“First thing that I told the boys when I went to the dugout is we have to move forward and take care of business on Wednesday. They know it,” said Gonzalez. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Magnolia nears finals, overcomes Ginebra Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Coming into the game on Wednesday we really need to work hard. So if we win on Wednesday, we will already know that we will face Adamson [in the Final Four].But just in case La Salle drops its game against University of the Philippines on Wednesday, a three-way tie between UP, La Salle, and Far Eastern University will send the Green Archers to a fourth-place playoff provided the Tamaraws win their last game against Adamson.The Fighting Maroons will automatically move up to third place because of  a better quotient.“But we’re positive. At least we were able to get Ateneo out of the rhythm. We forced them to play one-on-one. We were able to control their field goal percentage. That’s how you play a champion team. We have to grind them up to the final buzzer,” added Gonzales.“Compared to the first game [against Ateneo], there’s a big improvement among the boys.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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‘Happy Real Madrid Fans’ Destroy Property in New Kru Town

first_imgWhen Carlo Ancelotti lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy again last Saturday, some excited ‘fans’ of Real Madrid in New Kru Town went about destroying tables, chairs and seven crates of empty beer bottles at the Face-to-Face Club, where they watched the finals.The reason: ‘Because they were happy for Real Madrid’s victory over Atletico.’“It was not easy to contain them,” admitted one of the workers, Randolph Stevens, in an interview Sunday with the Daily Observer.He said the ‘fans’ were so over-excited that all they wanted was to destroy anything that came their way.“Three large tables were destroyed,” he added, “along with four chairs.”He added that seven empty beer crates, valued at 14, 000 LRD, were also destroyed.The Daily Observer also gathered that some individuals were slightly injured, although efforts to contact them were not successful.Meanwhile, Mr. Alieu Tiah, who said he is the chairman of the Real Madrid Fan Club on Bushrod Island, told the Daily Observer that he regretted the incident.“I contacted my friends who were involved in the incident,” he said, “they admitted to me that they did it and it was also because they were drunk.”Tiah said he would engage his friends and urge them to repay the cost and appealed to his members to refrain from violent acts.“It is not in anybody’s interest when we celebrate victory with destruction,” Tiah said, “we must behave like normal human beings when we are celebrating.”New Kru Town resident, Elder Nat Wrawrueh, regretted the incident and called on Video Centers to set rules to govern their operations.“They must find a way to control those who watch their football programs at their centers,” he said.The proprietor of the FACEBOOOK Club, also in New Kru Town, showed the Daily Observer a large mark on his arm, a wound which he said was inflicted after a match two years ago.“I’ve learned to make sure that anybody who comes to my shop and engages in any rowdy act is asked to leave,” he added.At the local Police Depot in the borough, the Daily Observer learned that a complaint on the incident had been lodged, but the officer could not provide further details.Video Center violence has become a new phenomenon in the country, since technology made it easier to beam football programs into video centers to benefit consumers.It was reported that several years ago a fan was stabbed during a video center football screening argument on a match being played thousands of miles away in Europe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Introvert Poem

first_imgIntrovert is NOT a bad wordIt turns people off, so I’ve heardI’ve only heard because I was not thereI was walking by myself somewhereThey ask why I don’t pay attentionAs if my focus would ease their tensionYou’re mean and selfish! I’ve been toldYou’re distant, creepy, nasty and cold!When they talk I pray for solitudeWhen they stop I smile in gratitudeI can’t wait to go home and lock my doorTo grab a good book and lay on the floorCrowds bring me aggravationMy only peace is isolation  An introvert I will always beAlone and happy, forever freeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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