Kingad fails to take ONE flyweight title as Moraes retains belt

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort 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 View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Moraes (17-2) then locked his rear naked choke forcing Kingad (5-1) to tap out 4:45 into the first round.“Danny you have a big future, but tonight was my time, I trained hard, I trained my life, I had a tough win, but this is my house, this is my belt, and this is my class,” said Moraes who had his first title defense.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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdriano Moraes successfully defended his ONE flyweight title after dominating Philippines’ own Danny Kingad in ONE Legends of the World Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Brazil’s Moraes established his presence early and had Kingad’s back with less than a minute remaining in the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ONE: Silva ends Suzuki’s undefeated streak Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Belangel stars as Ateneo completes UAAP juniors sweep

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police 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 AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises He finished with 31 points, seven rebounds, and three steals to carry Ateneo to an outright Finals berth.Dave Ildefonso chipped in 16 markers and six boards, while Kai Sotto posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds on top of three blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiguel Oczon led NU with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Rhayyan Amsali added 13 points and nine boards in the defeat.The Bullpups remain in second place with an 11-3 record as they will have a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals. Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas stayed in the semifinals hunt after taking down defending champion and third-running Far Eastern University-Diliman, 64-62, while Adamson beat La Salle-Zobel, 75-51.Finishing the elimination round with similar 7-7 slates, UST and Adamson will dispute the last Final Four spot.MVP frontrunner CJ Cansino didn’t want his final year to end in a whimper, collecting 26 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.University of the East also stunned UP Integrated School, 94-85 to cap off its campaign with a victory.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSJ Belangel took charge when it mattered the most to lift Ateneo over Nazareth School of National University, 78-68, for a perfect 14-0 sweep in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.The 19-year-old point guard fired 12 points in the last three minutes as the Blue Eagles held off a late fightback by the Bullpups.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MMA star Jones fined $205,000, license revoked over drug test

first_imgMOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Jones told Tuesday’s hearing he believed he had ingested the steroid in his most recent case inadvertently through a supplement.The fighter’s defense team however were unable to pinpoint the supplement blamed for the test.CSAC executive Andy Foster said he believed Jones story, telling the hearing “it doesn’t make any sense” that the fighter would knowingly take steroids while in competition.“I want to be very clear that I do not believe that we should end Mr. Jones’ career today,” Foster said. “But I do believe he should sit out for a while.”Jones issued a statement following the hearing.ADVERTISEMENT Jon Jones reacts to defeating Daniel Cormier in the Light Heavyweight title bout during UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Mixed martial arts star Jon Jones was fined $205,000 and had his fighting license revoked on Tuesday following a hearing in front of the California State Athletic Commission.Ultimate Fighting Championship ace Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol following an in-competition test ahead of his win against Daniel Cormier last July.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC No sibling favors “I want to thank CSAC for taking the time and hearing my case, and executive officer Andy Foster for saying he believes me,” he wrote on Twitter. /cbb Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next AFP official booed out of forum The 30-year-old light-heavyweight was subsequently stripped of his title and his win over Cormier was later declared a no-contest.It was the third time Jones has been stripped of his title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe lost the crown in 2015 following a hit-and-run incident and was stripped of it a second time following an anti-doping violation in 2016.Jones’ career is now hanging in the balance, with further sanctions expected from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which could suspend him from fighting for four years for a second offense. View commentslast_img read more

Smith saves TNT

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Taking charge upon realizing that their final play off an inbounds was broken by the San Miguel defense, Smith put the ball on the floor and got a shot off June Mar Fajardo as the Texters belied all pre-series predictions and immediately took the upperhand in the series.“I screwed up in the last play,” TNT coach Nash Racela said as he really called for Jason Castro to have the ball with the game on the line. “San Miguel did a good job covering Jason and Joshua just had the presence of mind to attack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They denied everyone [from receiving the inbounds, except Smith], and he really had no choice but to make the play,” Racela added.Smith, who has torn ligaments in his right foot, is still day-to-day even if he made the game-winning shot, according to Racela. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Akari, Hapee join Open tourney Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Joshua Smith vs June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESJoshua Smith continued to hobble on one good foot and remained to be the big difference for TNT KaTropa.The 330-pounder drove for a running baby hook in the final 1.6 seconds on Wednesday night and keyed a 104-102 decision by the Texters over highly favored San Miguel Beer for a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIEScenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ But San Miguel counterpart Leo Austria is now firm in his belief that their “problem” will be back, at least for Game 2 slated Friday also at the Big Dome.“Next time, we have to contain Smith, he’s the problem,” Austria, obviously dejected after coming out of the locker room, said. “It was hard preparing for this game because we didn’t know (until the last minute) who we will be playing against.“For sure, Smith will be there in Game 2 for them,” he said.Smith finished with 21 points with rookie RR Pogoy leading the Texters with a career-high 27, counting 13 in the final frame that helped keep the Beermen at bay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View commentslast_img read more

Sharapova comeback, teen’s dream run end at US Open

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Road Warriors sink Batang Pier 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 Maria Sharapova of Russia (left) waves to the crowd after her women’s singles fourth round match loss to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (inset) on Day Seven of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2017. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam comeback after a 15-month doping ban ended in defeat Sunday at the US Open, as did the dream run of Canadian 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov.Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallied to eliminate former world number one Sharapova 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and book a quarter-final berth against American Sloane Stephens, who ousted Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT Carreno Busta won his third career ATP title in May on Estoril clay then reached his first Slam quarter-final at the French Open, where he retired against Rafael Nadal with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Wimbledon.Shapovalov’s bid collapsed thanks to going 3-of-13 on break points and making 55 unforced errors against 54 winners, Carreno Busta with 25 winners against 29 unforced errors.“At the beginning I was a little bit discouraged, maybe nervous,” Carreno Busta said. “In the tie-breaks I just played perfect. It was an amazing victory for me.”Later men’s matches pitted South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson against Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi and German 23rd seed Mischa Zverev against US 17th seed Sam Querrey. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo She was snubbed for a French Open wildcard, missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury but received a wildcard for the US Open despite only one hardcourt tuneup match due to a left forearm injury.Sharapova blasted a backhand down-the-line winner to break for a 3-1 edge. Sevastova broke back in the seventh game but Sharapova broke again in the last, taking the first set after 27 minutes with a forehand crosscourt winner.But Sharapova hit a forehand wide to surrender a break to put the Latvian ahead 2-1 in the second set and Sevastova held from there, aided by Sharapova’s 16-2 edge in unforced errors in the set.Sharapova double faulted to hand Sevastova a break to open the final set and the Latvian broke again at love for a 3-0 lead.Sharapova then had a blistered right middle finger taped by a trainer and immediately broke back and held. But Sevastova held at love, broke again and took the match on a service winner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “The emotions were high when it was 5-2,” she said. “I wanted to close it so much.”‘Unbelievable’ for StephensSpanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta advanced to his second Grand Slam quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Shapovalov.The Canadian would have been the youngest Slam quarter-finalist since Michael Chang at the 1990 French Open, youngest US Open quarter-finalist since Andre Agassi in 1988 and first US Open qualifier in the last eight since Gilles Muller in 2008.“The biggest lesson is that I’m able to compete with these guys,” Shapovalov said. “I still think I have a lot of work to do.”Stephens, who was a 2013 Australian Open semi-finalist, missed 11 months with a foot injury that required surgery in January and returned only at Wimbledon, but has won 12 of her past 14 matches for her deepest US Open run in six tries.“I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better comeback,” Stephens said. “Making it to the quarter-finals here is unbelievable.”Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams, the US ninth seed seeking her eighth Grand Slam title and third US Open crown, was to meet Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a quarter-final spot.Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, the third seed from Spain and leader in a fight for world number one, also was to face Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova later.‘I just play perfect’Carreno Busta, the first player in Grand Slam history to face four qualifiers, has not dropped a set at the tournament.In a draw half assured of producing a first-time Slam finalist, he has a Tuesday quarter-final against either French 16th seed Lucas Pouille or Argentine 29th seed Diego Schwartzman. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include the 2006 US Open, made 51 unforced errors to only 14 by Sevastova, whose 21 winners were half the 30-year-old Russian star’s total at Arthur Ashe Stadium.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running for every ball,” Sevastova said. “The third set could have gone either way.”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 openingSevastova matched her best Slam run from last year’s US Open while 146th-ranked Sharapova served notice her game remains formidable, having defeated second-ranked Simona Halep in her dramatic opener on the New York hardcourts.Sharapova tested positive for the banned blood booster meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and only returned from her suspension in April.last_img read more

Bhopal water crisis: A glaring problem

first_imgMansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Former cricketer and Nawab of PataudiBhopal to me has always been home. I was born there and till we went to school, we spent a lot of time in Bhopal, especially during the violence and tension of 1946-47. During the communal riots in Punjab, we were,Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Former cricketer and Nawab of PataudiBhopal to me has always been home. I was born there and till we went to school, we spent a lot of time in Bhopal, especially during the violence and tension of 1946-47. During the communal riots in Punjab, we were sent off to stay with our grandmother in Bhopal as it would be safer. It was great fun as it was a joint family system, lots of cousins and uncles, playing cricket or hockey, and all study was done at home. Then when things settled down post-independence, my father joined the external affairs ministry and we moved to Delhi. While at Welham’s in Dehradun, I spent all my holidays in Bhopal. When my grandfather died in 1960, my mother, Begum Sajida Sultan, succeeded him and we moved to Bhopal permanently.A runaway realestate sector is leaving Bhopal with a water crisisThe charm of Bhopal will always be the lake and the hills. The temperature did feel cooler than it does now and during the monsoon, it was beautiful to see the clouds come across the lake. Under royalty, Bhopal was feudal and the population was small, about 50,000. The culture was predominantly Muslim, some of which you still see in parts of the old city, a kind of mini Lucknow. It was relaxed and everyone farmed, which meant everyone had a lot of spare time. The roads were broad, there was no shortage of water or electricity. As a child, we lived in the old part of the palace. It now houses government offices and I don’t go there anymore but I gather that it’s still beautiful. We later moved to the new part of the palace and eventually, in 1970, we moved out to a smaller house.My favourite place in Bhopal used to be my aunt’s home which is now hotel Noor-us-sabah. We used to spend a lot of time there. And below that was the Rizwan Bagh, that was given to my wife as a wedding present. Saif, my son, too went to school in Bhopal for a term when he was eight, it was the first and the last time he stood first in class. My favourite mosque is the Moti Masjid. Tajul Masjid is a beautiful mosque too but its view from the main road is blocked now.advertisementBhopal also had a rich culture of sports with hockey topping the list of favourites. Even the common people could tell a bad player from a good one, a good shot from a bad. It’s no longer so, now everyone plays cricket. For a while the growth was organised, some of the new colonies such as T.T. Nagar were well laid out but then it began to get haphazard and civic amenities could not keep pace. The population is now close to two million. There is a serious shortage of water as the lake is no longer used. There is a shortage of electricity also. The city has become very congested. Perhaps I’m being over critical, as the government has tried to keep it clean. Perhaps you can’t stop the madness that comes with cities. It’s the same with Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur, Jaipur-all overcrowded.Where Bhopal is headed depends on how seriously the authorities take its governance. For instance, the lake is drying up. There were efforts to desilt it but it only became shallower and the water evaporated faster. So if there is no governance it will be on its way to becoming very uncomfortable, almost unliveable.- As told to Sumaiya Khanlast_img read more

One of US’s ugliest truths rears its head again

first_imgHad James Holmes, the man who shot dead 12 people and injured 70 in Denver on Friday, been a Muslim, he would inevitably have been called a terrorist. But, he is a nerdy, white Ph.D scholar who is now likely to be called insane more than anything else in the manner in which he associated himself with the principal villain in the Batman saga, the Joker.American politicians profess to be “shocked” by the event. But they shouldn’t be. The kind of laws that they permit on owning guns would only encourage such crimes. Even so, in the history of America’s mass killing episodes involving a shooter like Holmes, the Denver killings have set a record of sorts in the number of people killed or injured by a single gunman.Seven people were killed by a gunman at Oikos University in Oakland, California in April. And three students were killed by a fellow student in Chadron, Ohio in February. In April 2011, US House of Representatives member Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot by a gunman who succeeded in killing six people in Arizona. According to anti-gun activists, guns claim 84 lives in the US every day and wound 200.Yet, American politicians not only refuse to pass gun-control laws but revel in the freedom that American citizens have to buy and possess guns.last_img read more

Rajya Sabha extends Lokpal select committee till winter session

first_imgThe government has made it official that the controversial Lokpal Bill would not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session. The Rajya Sabha on Friday approved an extension to the Lokpal select committee till the winter session. The key decision was made in the House in the few minutes that it functioned before it was adjourned over Coalgate till Monday. Headlines Today had earlier reported that the government had no intention of tabling the Bill in the Upper House in the monsoon session as it was not listed in the business. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal, however, had said on August 9 that the Bill could be tabled in the Rajya Sabha if the select committee submitted its report by September 3. With the BJP disrupting Parliament proceedings for the eighth consecutive day, both the Houses were adjourned soon after the noon till Monday.last_img read more

Hockey India League aims to get votes of fans

first_imgWith star India midfielder Sardar Singh and five-time FIH Player of the Year Jamie Dwyer as brand ambassadors, the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) plans to capture the imagination of fans in its inaugural edition starting early next year.With the backing of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), and a window in the calendar, the league expects to feature the best of Indian and foreign talent.Hockey India hopes to bring the feel-good factor back into the game after the team finished 12th at the London Olympics.”This is one of the steps we have taken to improve the standard of hockey in the country. We did poorly at the Olympics and we are looking into the causes,” Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra said at the launch of the tournament logo and introduction of the brand ambassadors.”We also plan to have bilateral series with top sides like Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. There is also an All India University League on the anvil.”Batra said he had a clear objective about where he wants to see the Indian team over the next few years.”I want the team to be in the top eight in world rankings in 2013, top six in 2014 and the top four in 2016. If we reach that level, with a bit of luck we can be on the Olympic podium in Rio.”The HIL is loosely based on the lines of the Indian Premier League and will have six franchises, the owners of four of which have been announced. Rajeev Shukla and Arun Jaitley, who are associated with the twenty20 cricket league, are on the HIL advisory board.advertisementSardar agreed that the upcoming league was a step in the right direction for Indian hockey. “Playing with the top foreign players will only improve the performance of the local players. The more experience we have of playing with and against the best players in the world, the more confidence we will get, which can only be helpful,” Sardar, who was included in the FIH All-Star XI in 2010 and 2011, said.Dwyer used to turn out in the Premier Hockey League and said that playing in India is a unique thrill. “I played here before and it is great for a hockey player. There are great crowds and great following for the sport. It will also be beneficial for Indian hockey as the players will learn a lot in a tournament like this,” the Australian legend said.Each franchise will have a roster of 24 players – 14 Indian and 10 foreign. At any given time, a team cannot field more than five foreign players. Contracts have already been signed with 90 Indian players and 14 from Pakistan.There is a players’ auction expected to be held sometime in October. The technical aspects of the tournament will be taken care of by the FIH, and Indian umpires will officiate in matches alongside foreign ones.There will be a panel of coaches for the tournament and present India coach Michael Nobbs has the option of aligning with any particular franchise. There will be a full complement of other coaching and support staff for all the teams, Batra said.Shukla said they have learnt from the financial problems some of the IPL franchises have faced, and had taken steps to ensure that the HIL franchises sustain their interest.”The licence fee is much less than that in the IPL. We are not putting too much burden on the franchises to ensure that the financial model remains viable over time,” he said.Jaypee Group, owners of the Punjab franchise, said they would raise a world-class team and provide the best coaches and facilities. “We will raise a world-class team and arrange best of coaching and other facilities for our players so that they could be trained to lift the HIL Trophy,” the group said in a release.last_img read more