E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments Papi Sarr’s absence hampers Falcons The Lady Falcons recorded their first winning streak under Padda in any tournament and Galanza was proud that they were finally able to repay their head coach.“We’re proud that we are finally able to show what we’ve been doing in training to the games we’re playing in,” said Galanza in Filipono Saturday after leading Adamson over Arellano 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were so happy that we were all shouting because before we were the ones who were getting swept now we’re the ones doing the sweeping.”And Adamson’s triumph didn’t come from any run of the mill team; it was against the defending NCAA champions. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson skipper Jema Galanza has went through it all for the Lady Falcons, from contending in the Final Four back in Season 76 to just trying to compete as they languished in the bottom four the following years.Galanza has had to carry the pressure head coach Air Padda put on her as the captain of the team, but it seems the skipper has finally managed to lighten that burden down.ADVERTISEMENT And Galanza, who had 18 points in the match, is aware of the magnitude the Lady Chiefs have.“It’s just uplifting that the team we beat for our second straight win was Arellano and we all know how good that team plays,” said Galanza as the Lady Falcons improved to 2-0 to lead Group B.“We didn’t relax one bit because once we do that or we start to underestimate them they can come back.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight San Sebastian stays in Final Four race with humbling of Mapua Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have failed on its Grand Slam bid, but June Mar Fajardo and company can still make history in the 2017 Leo Awards.The Cebuano giant is poised to take home his fourth Most Valuable Player award, tying legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio for the record of most MVP plums, but will be the first to achieve the feat in consecutive seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo amassed 38.58 SPs to unsurprisingly top the overall statistical points race released at the end of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals. His continued dominance helped the Beermen achieve championships in this season’s Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup.Fajardo has already earned his part in history, tying his mentor Danny Ildefonso for most Best Player of the Conference plums at five after bagging the highest individual honor in the last 2017 Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it’s not all Fajardo, as his fellow San Miguel players are also poised to nab spots in the Mythical Teams.Alex Cabagnot is running second in the MVP race with his 32.96 SPs, Arwind Santos is the top forward in the chase as he sits at fifth with his 30.97 SPs, and Marcio Lassiter sits ath 10th with his 29.55 SPs. Chris Ross is also likely to land a spot in the Mythical Teams after winning the BPC award in the Commissioner’s Cup as he is at eighth with his 30.40 SPs. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president As much as three of San Miguel’s players could make it to the Mythical First Team, a feat that hasn’t been done since Purefoods’ James Yap, Kerby Raymundo, and Roger Yap made it in the 2005-06 season.Other players have also made a case in the Mythical Team selection, with GlobalPort scorer Terrence Romeo at third with 32.01 SPs, TNT slasher Jayson Castro at fourth with 31.52 SPs, Japeth Aguilar of Ginebra at six (30.85 SPs), Stanley Pringle of GlobalPort at seven (30.63 SPs), and Calvin Abueva of Alaska at nine (30.11 SPs).Meanwhile, the Rookie of the Year award race remains as a three-man chase.Phoenix shooter Matthew Wright is still the top rookie with 26.07 SPs, but failing to help his team advance to the semifinals may hurt his candidacy.Closely pursuing him are TNT swingman Roger Pogoy, who amassed 22.29 SPs, and Star playmaker Jio Jalalon, who had 21.50 SPs.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Landing at number four is Ginebra defender Kevin Ferrer, who has 15.64 SPs, and Kia guard Reden Celda, who netted 13.99 SPs.The 2017 Leo Awards is set before Game 4 of the Ginebra-Meralco Finals series next Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Seven PBA governors convened on a special board meeting Thursday morning at the league office in Libis and agreed to no longer endorse the renewal of term of the beleaguered executive.Incoming PBA chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX led the symposium with the majority of the Board of Governors, which addressed the situation that has hounded the league in the past weeks and ultimately opted to not support the extension of Narvasa’s commissionership.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s not the trade issue anymore. It’s simply about loss of confidence,” said Fernandez.The league was put on a bad light following Narvasa’s approval of the controversial deal between San Miguel and Kia, which sent the Picanto’s 2017 first rounder, which turned out to be top overall selection Christian Standhardinger, to the Beermen in exchange for Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and their 2019 first rounder. MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Chito Narvasa’s days as the PBA commissioner are coming to an end.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Harden has 31, Rockets win again over Knicks Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Several teams have denounced the decision, especially TNT which issued a statement that cast doubt on Narvasa’s capabilities as the league’s chief and asked him to abdicate his post.“If the commissioner does not see this simple perspective, he may not be the right person for the job. We are afraid as to who should be the custodian of the PBA’s overall paramount interest. He talks about parity/ equilibrium for trades, but where is it?,” the team said in a statement issued on Sunday.The governors met a week before the league goes to its annual planning in Los Angeles on November 10.Officials from the SMC bloc, GlobalPort, and Kia were a no-show in the board meeting.“I tried to call them up but there was no reply,” Fernandez said.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Deputy commissioner Rickie Santos has been appointed as officer-in-charge and caretaker “to ensure continuity of league operations” until two-thirds of the Board vote on who to install as the league’s new commissioner. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raring to fire a knockout blow, Francisco came out aggressive but wasn’t able to land definitive punches as Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) controlled the match and imposed his dominance majority of the fight.The Mindoro-born Francisco (29-5-1, 22 knockouts) couldn’t follow up his win over compatriot Mateo Handig in February last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting FILE PHOTO – LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 20: Drian Francisco poses on the scale for his Super Bantamweight bout against Guillermo Rigondeaux on November 21 in Las Vegas. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFilipino fighter Drian Francisco failed to upset hometown bet Edivaldo Ortega on Monday (Manila time) at Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana, Mexico.The 35-year-old Francisco, a former WBA super flyweight champion, lost by unanimous decision, 96-94, 98-92, 98-92.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments LATEST STORIES ‘Other Aguilar’ Raymond earns Cone’s praise in Ginebra win over SMB NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Croatia’s Petra Martic reacts after a point against Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 4, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONWorld number 290 and qualifier Petra Martic reached the French Open last 16 on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova.Croatia’s Martic, a former top 50 player whose ranking slumped after a back injury sidelined her for 10 months, will face Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina for a place in the quarterfinalsADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sam Betten earns Regent 5150 3-peat; Duke breaks through Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fifth seed Svitolina defeated Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 7-5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
LATEST STORIES Game time is 7 p.m. with the Road Warriors hoping to inch closer to the first quarterfinal slot even as Phoenix Petroleum tries to stop the bleeding when it battles Meralco in the 4:15 p.m. game.Cyrus Baguio plays his first game reunited with old mentor Yeng Guiao at NLEX.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 openingBlackwater, meanwhile, will not be easy pickings as the Elite got a much needed shot in the arm the last time up when Henry Walker arrived and led them to their first win.The Bolts, meanwhile, try to regroup after being dealt a first loss by the Road Warriors. Change of heart on the SEAG Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NLEX, which bounced back from its first loss in style last week, tries to get another winning streak going and put its retooled roster to the test yet again when the Road Warriors clash with Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments
The National Sports Bill might have been rejected for now but Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday said he remains confident that it will get the cabinet’s approval the next time around.Maken sees the development as a setback but will try and complete the finetuning work of the bill as quickly as possible.”We are waiting for the minutes of the cabinet meeting. Once we get that, we will start reworking the National Sports Development Bill and place it before the cabinet again,” said Maken.”We will consult the ministers to know their specific objections and address those as much as possible in the bill. Hopefully we will be able to get the cabinet’s clearance next time around,” he said.Maken did not give a timeframe on when he would complete the finetuning work but admitted that it would no longer be possible to introduce the bill in this monsoon session of the parliament.The Sports Ministry was keen to get the bill passed by parliament in the ongoing monsoon session but the cabinet’s rejection has put a spanner.Maken said that his sole intention is to bring about transparency and accountability in sports and he was convinced that the bill will serve the purpose.The cabinet had yesterday rejected the bill with ministers such as ICC President Sharad Pawar, Mumbai Cricket Association chief Vilasrao Deshmukh and J&K Cricket Association head Farooq Abdullah opposing it.The Ministers felt that the bill was seeking to control rather than facilitate the development of sports and had raised objections on the age and tenure restrictions.advertisement
Two years ago when he went to participate in the World Boxing Championships in Milan, Olympic medallist Vijender returned with India’s first ever bronze at the event.With the world meet scheduled for September 22, the Bhiwani-boy wants to register another first for India – clinch gold.The middleweight (75kg) boxer looked hapless when he settled for bronze, losing to eventual winner and one-time champion Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan in the semi-final of the 2009 World Championships.However, he took revenge within a year, pounding Atoev 7-0 in the final of the Guangzhou Asian Games last year. The victory over the Uzbek has made Vijender as the favourite in this year’s World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the Indian is not complacent. He is aware of the level of competition he is going to face.”Victory over Abbos (Atoev) gave me the psychological edge but he is just one fierce rival.There are countries like Cuba, England and Australia which will bring talented boxers who can beat the best in the business,” Vijender told MAIL TODAY.”So I am not thinking about the results. I will give my 100 per cent in the ring and will leave rest on the destiny. A lot depends on the draws and my form on that particular day. But after the bronze, I am definitely eying a gold at the Worlds,” he said.The Baku World Championships are the first qualifiers for the London Olympics and all the semi-finalists will get the ticket to the quadrennial sports extravaganza.advertisementPolice Games goldVijender, a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Haryana, got a shot in the arm when he clinched the gold in the World Police Games in New York this month. It was his first outing since the International Boxing Association (AIBA) introduced the new scoring system early this year.The new scoring favours aggressive boxers and not counter- punchers like Vijender. But Vijender is sure the scoring system won’t be a hindrance.”I played for the first time in the new scoring system and won gold. Though I have yet to play a major event to analyse the scoring properly, I am sure it won’t be a major issue.”Changes have happened in the past also and a good boxer is the one who adapts quickly. I believe in just one philosophy that if you punch hard, you win and that’s what I will fully concentrate on in Baku,” he said.Vijender, currently attending a preparatory camp at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, is not in favour of the training- cum- competition the Indian team will have in France from Saturday.”I don’t see any point training in France just before the World Championships. We should have been sent a month before. Our training is already going full steam in Patiala and we should have been asked to continue here.”The training in France will just add extra fatigue and defeat will put psychological pressure on anyone who loses there,” he said.No participation in WSBVijender is not lured by the money of the World Series of Boxing and he said that he will give the event a miss as he considers the Olympics as his biggest priority.”I won’t play in the World Series of Boxing before the Olympics get over. An Olympic medal is the epitome of achievement and not the money and medal in the World Series of Boxing. I can participate in it next year but not this time around,” he said.
Athletes are not known just for their prowess on the sporting pitch, but also for their drop-dead gorgeous looks and super fit sexy bodies. When the world’s best sportsmen get together, the hot quotient would surely hit the roof in London. Headlines Today takes a look at some of the sexiest male athletes to watch at the London Games. James MagnussenAustralian swimmer James Magnussen has certainly been scorching things up in the pool. The present world 100 metre freestyle champion has been following his first training session in Great Britain. Clemente RussoLook wise, this Italian boxer is a total knock out. Clemente Russo, best known for his Gold at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, certainly packs a punch in and out of the ring. Jack GreenRumoured to be the David Beckham of the world of athletics, Team Great Britain’s Jack Green is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. But he is really famous for being awesome at the 400 metre hurdles. Kobe BryantKobe Bryant is an absolute hero stateside. His dribbling skills will certainly make the women dribble with lust come Olympics. This all-American basketball player has five championship rings and a five-star rating for hotness. Aldo MontanoThe Italian stallion who models and fences, Aldo Montano sure is one smoking hot Bambino. No wonder he has claimed that “fencing is a sexy sport”. He certain can make even darts the hottest thing if he really wanted to! Ryan LochteAmerican swimmer Ryan Lochte does not like to brag about his hot body, but he does like to talk about his six Olympic medals. He holds the world record in the 200 metre individual medley and the 400 metre individual medley. He has also had a long-running, high-profile “duel in the pool” with Michael Phelps. From his twinkling smile to his washboard abs, there is a medley of reasons why Lochte would be one of the hottest swimmers in the 2012 Olympics. Michael PhelpsadvertisementThis brawny American swimmer has definitely won the gold medal for hottest body, but he is not a household name for just that. It is his 16 Olympic medals that make him the hottest Olympics property ever. He just keeps winning gold medals and the hearts of women all over the world. Roger FedererAs scrummy as Swiss chocolate and super talented with a tennis racquet, no wonder that super fit Roger Federer figures high on hot Olympians list. A dad of twin toddlers, he is pretty rich too. Though love means “nothing” in tennis, it means everything to Federers female fans. Troy DumaisAmerican diver Troy Dumais is certainly number two on Headlines Today charts. The fresh face is perhaps not as popular as his compatriots, but he certainly knows how to make a big splash. This Californian would certainly dive right into the fantasies of women this summer. Giuseppe LanzoneAmerican rower Giuseppe Lanzone undoubtedly rocks the boat at the number one spot as the hottest male athlete coming to London this summer. With this brooding handsome rower in their contingent, the US team too has firmly established itself as the number one team to watch for all the hottest action. Though ace English footballer David Beckham could be taken into the Headlines Today’s top 10 hottest male athletes list, he just cannot be left without being mentioned as a sexy sporting icon on show. Although he would not be on the field, female fans would rejoice to see David actively participate in the hosts’ campaign from the sidelines.