MOST READ “We just showed what we’ve been working on during our practices,” said head coach Nes Pamilar, whose squad also rallied from a 0-2 set deficit in Game 1 only to fall short in the fifth set.Kannika Thipachot fired 28 points, including the game-clinching drop that paved the way for a do-or-die on Thursday with a finals berth at stake.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThipachot also got ample help from her compatriot Hyapa Amport and Jovelyn Prado, who added 18 and 17 points, respectively.The Lady Warriors were primed for a third straight finals appearance when they took a 2-0 set lead. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast 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 BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games But just like in the semis opener, Pocari unraveled and couldn’t avert a major meltdown this time despite drawing big numbers from towering reinforcement Michelle Strizak and heavy hitter Myla Pablo.Strizak unleashed a game-high 33 points while Pablo tallied 20 points.Pablo, the former National U spiker, hit back-to-back spikes to tie the fifth set at 6.The Lady Warriors, however, played sloppy with 33 errors.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes to pick just 2 players even as Gilas reps from GlobalPort grow to 4 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Power Smashers did what they couldn’t pull off three days ago.Banking on their Thai imports, the Power Smashers completed their comeback from two sets down to beat Pocari Sweat 24-26, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 15-13, Tuesday and drag their Premier Volleyball League semifinals series to a deciding Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “When I came to Denver in 1988, I was crying all the way in shame and had my head down,” Bettye Millsap said. “When I came back this time, I cried tears of joy and I could hold my head up.”The 32-year-old Millsap gives the youthful Nuggets a proven veteran to pair with budding star Nikola Jokic. Millsap averaged a career-high 18.1 points last season with 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists.“I’m looking for (Jokic) to make my job a little easier,” Millsap cracked. “And vice versa. I want to make his job easier. I want to help the younger guys around me become better players.”For landing the highly coveted free agent, give an assist to Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall. Marshall’s sales pitch helped sway Millsap’s decision.“Brandon was able to look Paul in the eyes and talk about what this city means to him, not just as a player but as a guy who lives here full time, and talk about what it’s like to win in Denver,” Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said. “I certainly had goosebumps.”ADVERTISEMENT That wasn’t lost on the four-time All-Star forward as he was introduced at a recreation center Thursday after signing a three-year deal worth $90 million. He spent nearly a dozen years in a suburb of Denver before returning to Louisiana for high school and college.“My history had a lot to play into (signing with Denver), actually,” said Millsap, who was touched by the band that greeted him, along with the throng of children. “It felt like it was unfinished business here, being here years ago and leaving under the circumstances we left. To help this community out, this organization out, that played a big factor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSearching for a fresh start, Millsap’s mother moved the family to Denver when he was just a toddler. But it was a struggle. His mom, Bettye, said she used to make $12 last for two days’ worth of meals for her four sons.In 1999, the Millsap family returned to Louisiana, where she had relatives to lend a hand. 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 LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ 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’ Denver Nuggets new forward Paul Millsap, right, holds up his jersey with his mother, Bettye, during his introduction to the media at a news conference Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Paul Millsap was welcomed back to his old neighborhood with a reception that included a drum line and cheering children.It was a contrast to how the newest Denver Nuggets player left town years ago as a kid — his mom struggling to make ends meet.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Vicente sets ‘humble’ goals for women’s volleyball team in SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant It definitely got Millsap’s attention.“The way (Marshall) explained the fans, the way he explained the city, it made me think, ‘I want to be part of it,’” Millsap said. “We’re looking, not to take the Denver Broncos fans — they’re the Broncos, let’s be honest — but for them to be with us, too. To take a ride with us, just like we were with them.”Denver (40-42) improved by seven games this year but still missed the playoffs for a fourth straight season. Millsap’s presence helps the Nuggets remain in the playoff conversation even in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.“I’m excited about that challenge. We don’t run from that,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “He’s going to help us tremendously.”That’s partly because Millsap brings a defensive-minded mentality to the court. That and an unselfish style of play, which complements such young players as Jokic, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris.“We feel in Nikola and Paul, we have the most talented, most unselfish, best playmaking front-court in the NBA,” Malone said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
KhaliKhali may be the champion in the wrestling ring but the WWE winner says he is scared of being locked in the Bigg Boss house.Khali, real name Dalip Singh Rana, will be locked in the house with 11 other housemates. Khali is a wild card entrant on the show on October 16, 2010 after the ouster of Bunty Chore and Abbas Kazmi, the ex-lawyer of convicted 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab.”My wife wanted me to participate in the show and here I am. It will be an exciting but scary experience to be locked inside with other people,” Khali told PTI.It will be interesting to see how the housemates treat a 7 foot and 190 kg sports entertainer. Colors sources say that Khali will be provided with a custom made bed while on the show.When asked about the kitchen politics and back-biting on the show, Khali said he will try to adjust with the situation. “I don’t know how I am going to tackle all this but I am confident that I will win Bigg Boss,” said Khali.
West Indies are the underdogs at the World Cup but can bounce back. Their skipper Darren Sammy is relatively inexperienced but he has some big names to fall back upon.Chris Gayle, though remained unpicked during the IPL auction, but he is man to watch out for. He can destroy the best of bowling sides on his own. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Ryan Hinds, Ramnaresh Sarwan are the other names to watch out for.Squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Devon Thomas, Kirk Edwards, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Christopher Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.
Shah Rukh KhanClick here to EnlargeShah Rukh Khan has chosen to get his knee surgery done in Mumbai instead of in the US, as he wants to keep a check on the ongoing promotion of his upcoming superhero flick Ra. One. The promotional activities for the movie need him closer to the city and considering the ambitious actor and producer that he is, he doesn’t want to be away from all the action. It is well known that SRK needs to undergo a knee surgery, which has been scheduled to take place in the last week of July.According to sources, Dr Ali Irani who had earlier performed surgery on Shah Rukh’s shoulder will lead the team of doctors who will decide on the surgery on his knee. Shah Rukh is in good hands as Dr Ali Irani is a specialist in sports medicine and was also the resident orthopedic for the Indian cricket team; he is also Sachin Tendulkar’s personal medical consultant.Andrew Leipus who is the official physiotherapist for the Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the specialist in Shah Rukh’s physiotherapy team. It is expected that Shah Rukh will fully recover in a month’s time following the surgery. Let’s hope he recovers as soon as possible.
ACCUSED: Satheesha Rai claims he is cleanKrishnan Madasamy and Satheesha Rai, the two Indian lifters accused of taking banned substances on their way to medals in Manchester, are about to discover what it means to be lonely in a crowd. Madasamy was sent into seclusion after testing positive for the,ACCUSED: Satheesha Rai claims he is cleanKrishnan Madasamy and Satheesha Rai, the two Indian lifters accused of taking banned substances on their way to medals in Manchester, are about to discover what it means to be lonely in a crowd. Madasamy was sent into seclusion after testing positive for the steroid nandrolene. Rai’s medals were taken from his hotel room even before the official announcement of a positive test by the Games organisers.He has professed his innocence. “Winning the gold at the Commonwealth Games is not a big thing. I don’t require stimulants to win,” he says. Such confidence may not be backed by support from his coaches and his federation, specially after what happened to Kunjarani Devi.Triple gold-medallist Kunjarani is the toast of her sport today. But six months before Manchester she was an outcast, banned for taking an illegal stimulant. She spent the time completing her basic officer’s training with her employers, the CRPF.Instead of helping a decorated athlete, the federation that runs Indian weightlifting – a two-man ad-hoc committee of Balbir Singh Bhatia and R.R. Singh – dithered over paying a paltry $1,200 (Rs 58,000) fine to the international body and, some alleged, even tried to extend her ban from six months to a year. The ordeal for Madasamy and Rai is only beginning.
Kevin Pietersen’s dream of helping England defend their World Twenty20 title made a shock exit on Tuesday, when he was left out of the 15-member squad.With this Pietersen’s international cricket exile continues.The South Africa-born batsman was the man of the tournament when England won the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean — the first time they had lifted a major piece of International Cricket Council silverware.He was dropped from the England team that lost the third Test against South Africa at Lord’s by 51 runs on Monday after sending “provocative” text messages, allegedly criticising England Test captain Andrew Strauss, to South African players.Pietersen, who recently made himself available again for all international cricket after retiring from one-dayers, was also left out of England’s squad for the forthcoming one-day and Twenty20 series against South Africa starting in Cardiff on Friday.England national selector Geoff Miller said: “Kevin Pietersen’s future involvement is still being determined and he was therefore not considered for selection in either squad.”The World Twenty20 starts in Sri Lanka next month, with England beginning the defence of their title against Afghanistan on September 21.England, who relinquished their world number one Test status on Monday, are one of the favourites for the tournament in Sri Lanka.Alex Hales, who replaced Pietersen in England’s most recent Twenty20 match, a seven-wicket win over the West Indies at Trent Bridge in June, is included in the squad.England squad for ICC World T20: Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (captain), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Michael Lumb, Nottinghamshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).advertisement
Heading out of the city? Try these places.Bangalore The Orange BicycleAone-stop shop for all things quirky, kitschy and colourful, The Orange Bicycle is the place to let your wild side free. A bungalow that has been converted into a shop, the place has a laid back feel to it and,Heading out of the city? Try these places.BangaloreThe Orange BicycleAone-stop shop for all things quirky, kitschy and colourful, The Orange Bicycle is the place to let your wild side free. A bungalow that has been converted into a shop, the place has a laid back feel to it and is highly conducive for lazy browsing through the quirky collections for hours. On offer here are jewellery, bags, clothes, shoes and soft furnishings among other knick knacks like stationary and fridge magnets.Selections here include serving trays with fun messages printed on them, large beaded lights in bright orange and fuchsia and old-style trunks made new with a fresh coat of paint and funky designs.Cost: Starts at Rs 100 for a magnet.At: 3353, 5th Cross 12th A Main Hall, 2nd Stage Indira Nagar, Bangalore.Tel: 080 41255242.Le CristaalLe Cristaal is Bangalore’s hip new joint for great continental cuisine. This chic all-day deli has been designed to look like a Parisian cafe with dramatic red floors, stark black high gloss furniture and decals of chandeliers on the walls. Stop by in the morning for a sumptuous breakfast comprising eggs, pancakes and waffles served with maple syrup, honey and fresh fruits. For lunch or dinner, we recommend you try the penne arrabbiata, spinach ricotta ravioli or seafood risotto with saffron and roasted bell peppers.Average meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes.At: 36, Vittal Malaya, Bangalore.Tel: 080 41462747.HyderabadBidriThe dimly lit short passage that leads to Bidri aims to prepare you for the sensory delights that lie ahead. You see inspirations from the traditional craft of Bidri, a silver inlay work, native to the region of the same name in Karnataka, adorning the restaurant all over. Recently revamped, the restaurant known for its Hyderabadi cuisine now includes not just local delicacies but also Mughlai cuisine treats. So whether it’s finely prepared roganjosh in Kashmiri style or the kachche gosht ki biryani from Hyderabad, a meal here promises to be a mouthwatering experience.Average meal for two: Rs 2,500.At: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road.Tel: 040 27522577.KanganA far cry from the typical Indian restaurant, Kangan is where you will find a stylish blend of the traditional and contemporary. The many rows of bangles catch your eye as soon as you enter the eating joint which has anotherwise simple, no-frills decor. Dishes like galwati kebab (clove smoked patties with caramelised onion pate straight from the kitchen of the Lucknowi Nawabs), nalli roganjosh tempered with Kashmiri chili, safed murgh ka salan cooked with sesame seeds, almonds and coconut gravy are show stoppers here. A plate of kulfi or angoori rasmalai are good ways to wrap up your meal.The service is efficient and hospitable. You can even get a few bangles made for yourself by the lacquer bangle artisan who’ll be more than happy to indulge you.Average meal for two: Rs 2,200 plus taxes.At: Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, Madhapur.Tel: 040 67676767.ChennaiadvertisementThe HighIf you’re jaded by the usual clubbing scene in the city with predictable music and crowded bars, then the High at The Raintree, Anna Salai, could provide some much needed respite. The view of the cityscape from this eleven floor-high sky lounge is breathtaking, with many city landmarks such as the newly built State Secretariat glimmering against the night sky. Try their cocktails such as the High Kaffir Lime Martini-a signature drink with a confluence of premium vodka, kafir lime leaf, lemon juice and sugar syrup, besides international classics like Manhattan, Rob Roy and Bloody Mary while here. If you’re feeling peckish, we suggest you try their mezze platter with pita, lavash, hummus, muhammarah and tabouleh or paprika spiced fish fingers with tartar sauce.Average meal for two: Rs 2,000 plus taxes.At: The Raintree Hotel, 636, Anna Salai.Tel: 28309999.PuneOut of the BlueThe famous Mumbai restaurant Out of the Blue, has recently opened an outlet in Pune. If in the mood for a creamy cheese fondue, risottos or pastas, head to OOTB. The pastas in a variety of sauces and DIY sizzlers remain the highlights. End your meal in true OOTB style, with some delectable cheesecake and chocolate pastries. Like its Mumbai outlets, the new OOTB will also host events like bazaar nights. Housed in the E-Square mall at the lobby level, the restaurant, however, doesn’t have the lazy charm of its original Mumbai outlet.Average meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes.At: E-Square Mall, Ganeshkhind Road.Tel: 020 66044247.FlambosFlambos is the newly opened restaurant by Anita Lazar that promises a Latin-European feast. So expect great cuisine from Brazil, Italy and Portugal along with some French and Spanish delicacies thrown in. The kitchen and menu are designed by celebrity chef Christopher Salim Agha Bee, the man behind Sublime in Goa and The Sunset Ashram in Ibiza. In keeping with its Brazilian leanings, the cafe serves free range meats and well-done steaks, with the Steak with Blue Cheese being a hot seller. Make sure you don’t miss the wasabi prawns, rosemary lamb chops and the Californian filo pastry.Average meal for two: Rs 1,600 plus taxes.At: G 4 Metropole, Near INOX, Camp, Bund Garden Road.Tel: 67265806.KolkataadvertisementMachchanMachaan is the city’s only jungle-themed restaurant and behind its glass doors is a replica of a wildlife park replete with lifesize figures of a baby elephant that trumpets intermittently, a giraffe, a monkey, a snake and a flock of birds chirping from various corners. The dimly lit interiors are laid out with artificial greenery and the wooden tables with uneven edges and the leafshaped backrests for the chairs only add to the experience. The menu is North Indian all the way. Try the soft lentils of dal Machaan, the baby potatoes of bhatti ka aloo, the succulent fish of ajwaini tandoori bekti and the pickle-spiced jumbo prawns of ambi ka jhinga with an olive chili naan. Fine touches in keeping with the theme of the restaurant are the leopard-print shirts that the waiters sport and the cutlery items with their handles resembling forked branches of trees.Average meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes.At: Mani Square Mall, 4th Floor, 164/1 Maniktala Main Road, EM Bypass.Tel: 033 65364680.
Sharing a light moment during the game are (from left) Alyssa Valdez, Charo Soriano, John Vic de Guzman and Kiefer Ravena.Volleyball sensation Alyssa Valdez and basketball star Kiefer Ravena teamed up for a 23-21 victory over Charo Soriano and John Vic de Guzman in the celebrity match of the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour December Open 2018: A Christmas Rally recently at The Sands SM By The Bay.Ravena and Valdez scored the match’s last three points of the match to seal the victory.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Soriano, one of the BVR founders, said proceeds of the celebrity match will go to Mindanao State University-Marawi College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Academy.“It’s been an honor being able to play the game that we love and at the same time being able to help our young brothers and sisters in Marawi,” Soriano said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño New foe for Pacio defense View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
LATEST STORIES Ex-NBA G-League coach Jermaine Byrd joins La Salle camp READ: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from MMA star Cris Cyborg “Enjoying a great meal with a great boxer and friend! Looking forward to a great partnership and bringing basketball to the Philippine community! Go @MannyPacquiao,” he said in a tweet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCooper won five NBA championships as a vital member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 80s.Pacquiao is preparing for his welterweight title defense against American Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas, which is his first fight in the US since 2016. Manny Pacquiao with Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Michael Cooper. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAnother sporting legend paid Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao a visit in his Los Angeles home.Just days after welcoming decorated MMA star Cris Cyborg, Pacquiao rubbed elbows with basketball legend Michael Cooper.ADVERTISEMENT The 40-year-old Pacquiao is coming off a seventh-round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse to win the WBA (regular) belt last July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion