Month: November 2019

Solid Bright outing lifts Maroons; DOMC stuns Knights

first_imgWhile Racela reunion at TNT is a dream, Jose ready to play for any team Ritchie Villaruz, a former San Beda player, also powered the Diliman-based squad with 17 points.Taane Samuel, the Kiwi import set to suit up for La Salle after Ben Mbala’s graduation next season, paced the Archers with 13 points.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 shutoutDe Ocampo Memorial College and National University’s juniors squad also pulled off upsets in separate games.Behind Jonard Clarito, the DOMC Cobras rallied past Letran Team B for an 81-75 stunner. Clarito fueled the Cobras’ fourth-quarter outburst to finish with 19 points on top of six rebounds and six assists.NU’s juniors squad, meanwhile, slipped past their seniors Team B counterpart, 82-79.Miguel Oczon exploded for 32 points and national youth team member Rhayyan Amsali added 17 for the Bullpups, who joined the tournament as buildup for the UAAP juniors competition starting November.Shaun Ildefonso paced the Bulldogs with 21 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie delivered another solid performance as University of the Philippines crushed La Salle Team B, 55-36, in the 25-under division of the Milcu Sports Basketball Presents Got Skills Premier League recently at Lyceum Gym.Akhuetie, the 6-foot-7 Nigerian serving residency for the Maroons, dropped 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns

first_img“He’s just making progress,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We’ve been saying that for a while, he learns quickly. If there’s nights when it’s not a good, not as fluid, there’s usually some reason why, people guarding him different ways. But he adapts very quickly. I thought his reads were really good.”Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Jazz. Ingles added 16 points, including 4-of-6 3s, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Josh Jackson led the Suns with 20 points. Devin Booker, still bothered by bruised ribs, scored 18 points for Phoenix but on 7-of-24 shooting. He missed all seven of his 3s. Dragan Bender added 16 points and nine rebounds.The Jazz, who hadn’t played since beating Golden State, opened a four-game trip in dominant fashion.The Suns’ only lead was 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jazz: Mitchell will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Skills Challenge on All-Star weekend. … Rubio has five career triple-doubles, none with Utah. … Utah’s largest margin of victory this season was 47 points against Washington on Dec. 4.Suns: Booker was 2 for 2 at the foul line to break the franchise record for consecutive free throws made in a season at 58. Kevin Johnson (1989-90) and Mike Bratz (1980) shared the previous record of 57. … T.J. Warren matched his season low with four points. … Suns signed guard Josh Gray to a 10-day contract. Gray had been with the Northern Arizona Suns of the G-League. He scored seven points, all in the fourth quarter, in his NBA debut. … Center Alex Len (right ankle soreness) did not play for the second straight game and has missed five of the last six.UP NEXTJazz: at San Antonio Spurs Saturday night.Suns: Host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The former Louisville star scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and the Jazz won their fourth in a row with a 129-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.“I didn’t know I had 40 to be honest with you,” Mitchell said. “I didn’t know until Joe (Ingles) told me. I think the biggest thing was we were clicking. Everybody was clicking, that was the best part of it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe blowout followed a 30-point win over Golden State in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night, only the third time in Jazz history that the team has had consecutive 30-point wins.Mitchell made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts. It was the sixth game of at least 30 points in his young NBA career. AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises After being fouled on a 3-point basket, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped up off the floor by guards Ricky Rubio (3) and Joe Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — A dozen teams passed on Donovan Mitchell in last year’s draft before Denver finally picked him and promptly traded him to Utah.The Jazz must be so grateful the way it all turned out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Utah scored 14 straight points to go up 24-8 before Bender came off the bench for eight first-quarter points and Phoenix finished the first quarter with a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 28-23.The Suns never got any closer. Mitchell sank a 3-pointer, was fouled by Booker, and made the free throw for a four-point play, igniting a 12-0 run that put Utah up 53-33 on Rubio’s 3.The Jazz led 62-40 at the half. They were up by 36 during the third quarter and 41 in the fourth.It was the most one-sided loss for Phoenix since Jay Triano took over as interim coach three games into the season. He lamented the inconsistency of his team, which was coming off a home win over Dallas.“It’s probably the sign of a young basketball team, but it’s disappointing to me,” Triano said. “I’d like to think we make steps and we start moving in the right direction and then we take a step back.”MIGHTY MITCHELLMitchell is the seventh active player to score 40 as a rookie, and now he’s done it twice. He scored 41 in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 1. The other six are LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Steph Curry and Blake Griffin.Mitchell said this was better than his 41-point game because the team played better.“My biggest thing is I was just relaxed and settled down,” he said. “When I come into games relaxed and kind of calm, that’s when I start to figure out things.”TIP-IN John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Warriors hold off Kings View commentslast_img read more

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Ateneo needs more maturity, says captain Madayag

first_imgMadayag was the first to commit a crucial miscue when her service error gave NU an 8-6 advantage, then Kat Tolentino followed it up when her hit struck the net giving the Lady Bulldogs an 11-7 lead.The Lady Bulldogs eventually capitalized on the errors with Audrey Paran scoring a block, 12-7, and Jasmine Nabor scoring three straight aces to finish the match.Madayag said their lack of maturity can be attributed to her team’s inexperience as Ateneo have seven new players in its lineup for Season 80.“The new players just need to have that confidence in them,” said Madayag who had six points. “I was the one giving them the confidence earlier but when I went to the bench they became quiet, no one was talking anymore.”Madayag added their losses should serve as lessons as they look for sustained improvement throughout the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “I guess this will give us more lessons on not giving in so easily,” said Madayag. “I think we’re wasting chances here because we’re already in the fifth set and in the end we would end up slipping.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Making the Wright plays View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor two straight games in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball, Ateneo has been coming up short in matches that have ended in five sets.The first was the Lady Eagles’ collapse in their season-opener against Far Eastern University, and the second was their failed comeback attempt against National University.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Those losses have put Ateneo on a 0-2 card, the school’s worst start in recent memory eclipsing the 1-1 mark in Season 73, and captain Maddie Madayag knows that the Lady Eagles still need to mature if they ever hope of getting back to elite status.“We still need the maturity because we’ve been talking about starting strong and ending games strong,” said Madayag in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Because sometimes we’ll start strong either that or we’ll have a slow start then a strong finish.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo did have a slow start against the Lady Bulldogs, falling two sets to none before forcing a fifth set through a spirited fourth run that ended in the most lopsided score line of the match.The Lady Eagles, however, ultimately faltered in the deciding set when a couple of errors spelled their untimely demise. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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Arocha admits Arellano ‘relaxed’ in near meltdown

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Luckily for them, their championship pedigree shone through as they held fort in the fifth set.“We kept telling each other that this game is ours, if we want to win we should really have that desire to come out on top,” said Regine Arocha in Filipino Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “No one let go of this game, we played with all our heart, and we trusted each other. Arellano University’s history this NCAA Season 93 with San Beda isn’t that memorable at all.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kia simply ‘gave up’ against Blackwater, says Dandan The Lady Chiefs came out firing at the start of the match and won the first two sets but the Lady Red Spikers managed to fight back in the ensuing sets to force a decider.And after a 6-6 stalemate at the start of the fifth, Arellano ran amuck and went on a 9-0 run to take the match, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6.“We relaxed, and that’s why San Beda was able to catch up,” said Arocha who had 14 points. “For the next game, we just have to be confident and we shouldn’t relax.”Arellano now leads 1-0 in the best-of-three series and a win on Monday will give the Lady Chiefs their second straight title.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Prior to meeting in the finals, the two teams played just three sets in the elimination round with the Lady Chiefs winning convincingly.So when the Lady Red Spikers pushed the defending champions to five sets in the first game of the championship round, the Lady Chiefs were put in an unfamiliar predicament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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With Ginebra on top, Cone aware of how tough it is to be no. 1

first_imgGinebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s not often that Tim Cone-mentored teams get to the top of the standings.But when the opportunity presents itself, the two-time Grand Slam-winning champion shared that he won’t shy away from grabbing the pole position.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES “It’s nice to be the number one seed, but there will always be expectations that comes with being the number one seed. It’s something we have to battle and make sure we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves and don’t live up to the expectations, just do the things that we know we can do to be successful. That’s the goal at this point,” he said.READ: Brownlee praises Ginebra’s character in win over SMB Cone has had his fair shares of ups and downs when it comes to being the number one, much like Ginebra’s history.The multi-titled Mentor led B-Meg to the top-seed of the 2012 Philippine Cup, just to be stunned by the eighth-seed Powerade, led by Gary David, JVee Casio, and Marcio Lassiter, in the quarterfinals.But the last time a team of Cone paced an import-laden conference, Alaska was able to snare a championship with Devin Davis in the 1998 Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It’s a Game 1 NBA All-Star Nightmare Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “It’s never been a real concern being number one. I never felt that. If it’s available, you go for it, but if it’s not, it’s not something we go for at all costs. I’ve not been number one many times in my career,” said Cone, who is usually content on keeping his teams in the middle of the pack.READ: Brownlee stars as Ginebra snares top seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, a rare opportunity came for Cone on Friday as Ginebra snared the number one seed with a 9-2 record after a 94-80 thumping of Mahindra in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Though the veteran mentor relished the twice-to-beat incentive that comes along with being number, he knows that there are also risks involved. The no. 1. Gin Kings, meanwhile, were booted out in seven games in the semifinals of the Grand Slam-seeking San Mig Coffee, incidentally coached by Cone, in the 2014 Philippine Cup.But it had been 20 years since the franchise grabbed the top seed of a reinforced conference, when Chris King helped the then-Gordon’s Gin cop the 1997 Commissioner’s Cup against no less than the Cone-coached Alaska Milkmen.“Blast from the past, right?,” Cone said with a smile as he reminisced the old days. “It shows how tough it is to be number one. San Miguel makes it seem so easy every conference, but it’s not.”Cone, though, believes that the top spot is something that belongs to Ginebra especially with the way it played this conference.“Like I told my guys, we deserve to be number one. We beat all the top teams and now, we should take advantage of it. But we can’t play on everybody’s expectations and we have to play to our own. Our expectations should be on the right way, the next play you do,” he said.Still, you can’t blame Cone for being wary of the next challenge as the Gin Kings await the winner of the eighth-place playoff between Alaska and GlobalPort.“If we play Alaska, it will be the third straight quarterfinals we had against Alaska. They’re an incredibly dangerous team and when they got things going well, they’re very, very good. Also, the other choice is (Terrence) Romeo and (Stanley) Pringle and it’s an incredible challenge staying with those guys,” he said.“We got our work cut out for us. We’re the number one seed, we got twice to beat, but there’s still tough teams out there that we have to beat in the quarterfinals.” Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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TNT import Smith still feels like a winner with birth of daughter Jayden

first_imgThat softened the blow for Smith, saying that despite only leading the KaTropa to only runner-up finish, his sacrifices are still worth it.“I’m a dad. I obviously I want to go out there and win a championship, but it’s a different feeling when you got somebody depending on you,” he said.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 stars“I just hope when my daughter gets older, she could see that her dad did everything he could. I try to set an example. Obviously, it’s a different circumstance that I wanted, but I can’t get mad.”Smith surrendered that San Miguel was just the better team in the best-of-seven series, and it showed in the series-closing 115-91 Game 6, where TNT just got overwhelmed by the array of weapons by the Beermen. SMB coach Austria’s recipe for success View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 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 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img “I want to thank the fans and I want to say that this ain’t the last time they’ll see me,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT import Joshua Smith. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT may have lost in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but for Joshua Smith, he’s still coming home victorious.“Win or lose, I’m a winner. I get to see my daughter for the first time,” he said.The hulking reinforcement’s girlfriend Kristy gave birth to their daughter Jayden on Saturday, making him more excited to come home.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “You got to tip your hats to them. It’s not really Xs and Os type of thing. They were the better team. They won four games and you got to give them respect,” he said, as he finished the said game with 15 points and six rebounds.“They made adjustments. June Mar (Fajardo) is a three time MVP and he didn’t really play the last couple of games. That’s a sacrifice he made. That’s just them trying to win.”Smith also expressed gratitude with the trust TNT had in him, sticking with him despite his nagging foot injuries that hounded him in the championship series.“It’s been fun. Some ups, some downs. The goal at the start of the conference is to get to the championship, and we got to the championship. Obviously, we didn’t win it but like I said, you just got to get better next year,” he said.The 25-year-old vowed that this won’t be his last game for the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas scrapes past Taipei B for 2-1 record

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 7 p.m. – Chinese Taipei A vs Canada 150TAIPEI – Finding it hard to sustain the intensity after two straight emotional grinds, Gilas Pilipinas needed to dig deep in the endgame to dodge the upset axe, escaping Chinese Taipei B, 93-82, to keep rolling in the Jones Cup Invitational at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here on Monday afternoon.After going 1-1 in their first two games against much tougher teams that required nothing short of their best physically and emotionally, the Filipinos came out flat and gave the young Taiwanese the momentum early which made for a tight contest.But when push came to shove, Gilas separated itself from the boys as Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon and RR Pogoy took turns in hurting the young hosts and keeping them winless in three games.“Every year that I come to the Jones Cup, my most feared game is (against Chinese Taipei’s) Team B,” coach Chot Reyes said after the rather close shave, which came less than 24 hours after Gilas bamboozled the regular Taiwanese National Team, 88-72.ADVERTISEMENT CONTRIBUTED PHOTOGames Tuesday(Taipei Peace Basketball Hall)ADVERTISEMENT “They play with a lot of energy and they have nothing to lose,” Reyes went on. “This is a game we always approach with a lot of caution and I told them to come out with maximum effort because they (Taiwanese) will play with maximum effort.”The win enabled the Filipinos to stay in the title hunt despite losing big to Canada 150 on opening day, but Gilas cannot afford another loss and would have to get help from the other teams along the way.Next up for the Filipinos is Japan at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon even as the Canadians, who are getting better by the day here, shoot for a fourth straight win against Taiwan’s Team A in the 7 p.m. main game.One path that Gilas could take to winning the title is, of course, to sweep its remaining games and hope that Taiwan’s Team A defeats Canada on Tuesday.The 16-point win by the Filipinos on Sunday night would give Gilas the edge in case of a triple tie with Chinese Taipei A and the Canadians at the end of the elimination round, since Canada won by just 13.Wright fired 21 points and led all Filipino shooters for the second straight game. He hit five triples Monday and tallied nine in total against the two Taiwanese teams.“I’m just trying to do my job, and that is to make shots for this team,” Wright said.Point guard Chun Chen-Ying had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists to pace Taiwan B, which actually outrebounded Gilas, 40-37, despite the Filipinos, for a change, looking to be the bigger team.The scores:GILAS 93 – Wright 21, Pogoy 15, Myers 14, Jalalon 13, Ravena 10, Ferrer 8, Cruz 6, Standhardinger 6, Daquioag 0, Vosotros 0, Pessumal 0, Paras 0. Perpetual prexy cries foul over Altas’ game forfeiture 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 National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES 11 a.m. – Chinese Taipei B vs Iraq1 p.m. – Gilas Pilipinas vs JapanFEATURED 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 stars3 p.m. – India vs Iran5 p.m. – South Korea vs Atletas All-Stars Lithuania Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Taipei-White 82 – Chen Y.C. 17, Barone 16, Huang T.H. 13, Chen G.Q. 9, Lee 8, Chien 5, Wen 5, Huang H.H. 4, Liu 3, Fan 2, Wu 0.Quarters: 18-20, 44-44, 69-62; 93-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Kajol’s role in ‘DDLJ’ is Deepika Padukone’s dream role

first_imgDeepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone loves romantic movies and says her ultimate aim is to do what Kajol did in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ). “I loved DDLJ and my dream role is Kajol’s role in the film,” Deepika, who has done romantic comedies since her debut Om Shanti Om in 2007, said.”Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge came at a time when I was growing up and watching a lot of Indian cinema. At that time the trend of parents opposing the lovers and the couple going all out to get together used to fascinate me… Neither the lovers nor their parents would compromise on their ideology, albeit impractical. There was so much drama onscreen. Song sequences were shot in Switzerland. I used to love it,” she added.Deepika says she has enjoyed acting in romantic comedies such as Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chandni Chowk To China, Love Aaj Kal, Housefull and Break Ke Baad and relishes mushy stories. “As an audience I have always enjoyed watching rom-coms which is why even as an actor I enjoy doing love stories,” she said.But for Ashutosh Gowariker’s just released Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, the 24-year-old has taken a departure from her routine genre to play freedom fighter Kalpana Dutta, who was a part of the Chittagong uprising of the 1930s.”I accepted the role primarily because I was getting a chance to work with Ashutosh Gowariker. Who wouldn’t want to work with him? Secondly, I felt the subject was not given too much importance as part of our history books. So as an actor it was a different challenge to be able to educate the audience about a pertinent revolution for Indian independence,” Deepika said.She sports two braids, simple saris and an almost no make-up look for the film; yet, she feels her look is quite glamorous in its own way. “I don’t think this look is any less glamorous. I think the sari is the most glamorous and sensuous dress for women… which is why I chose to wear a sari over a dress for the Cannes Film Festival.” Deepika will now be on a short break from before she returns to the grind for Desi Boyz , starring Akshay Kumar and John Abraham.She also hopes to have a joyous Christmas and New Year. “I like spending time with friends and family. I like taking short breaks every four to six months to unwind. Now in December, I will automatically get a break because it is a holiday season with Christmas and New Year. The industry itself slows down a bit for a couple of weeks; so, I think I will get a well-deserved break,” she said.advertisementlast_img read more

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