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#KicksStalker: A ‘homecoming’ for the Hyperdunk ’17

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Hyperdunk ’17 ‘Tenement’.Another Nike shoe comes home. And this one is a little bit closer to the heart of the Filipino baller.Going straight back to the roots of Filipino hoop dreams, Nike just announced the Hyperdunk 2017 Manila with little fanfare–but expect patriotic local sneakerheads to rave about this latest pair.ADVERTISEMENT The Hyperdunk 2017 Manila is of of six shoes representing different cities with rich basketball culture. The others include American playground haunts New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Chinese hoop hotbed Beijing and Spanish basketball mecca Madrid.The “Tenement” tribute shoe honors the place where every Filipino baller dreamt of playing big-time hoops in front of adoring crowds: The streets. Taking inspiration from the Tenement Court Taguig, the limited edition Hyperdunk 2017 Manila still features its latest cushioning breakthrough, Nike React.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 shutoutThat means players still get the quick bounce reaction that streetball players will find reassuring even during the harshest concrete court battles.Even the aesthetics of the shoe takes from the tenements. It boasts an all-gray upper and concrete-style midsole. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img The Hyperdunk 2017 ‘Manila’ (retail: P6,745, Titan BGC and Titan22.com), is the latest in the line of Nike “homecoming” kicks released to satiate the thirst of flag-waving Filipino hoop fans for local-flavored lines.Among the fan-favorite “homecoming” kicks from Nike include the Kobe 9 EM “Philippines,” which features the likeness of flip-flops, another streetball fixture, and the Lebron 14 “Agimat,” which features Filipino words and phrases and was inspired by Gilas Pilipinas. Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’ PLAY LIST 01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas Pilipinaslast_img read more

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Stephens tells best friend Keys: ‘I wish it could have been a draw’

first_imgStephens also praised her mother for her support.“When I was a child she took me to a tennis coach who said that I would be lucky to be a division two player.“But here I am. So parents never give up on your kids.”Keys too had fought injury battles in recent months, undergoing a second left wrist surgery after the French Open before winning a July title at Stanford.“I didn’t play my best tennis today and I’m disappointed in that but Sloane was very supportive and if there’s someone I have to lose to today I’m glad it’s her. Sloane is truly one of my favorite people,” said Keys.“If you told me two months ago I’d be holding a US Open finalist’s trophy I’d have been really happy and proud of myself.”“It has been a very interesting year.” Evacuated Miami Dolphins arrive in LA for extended stay E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sloane Stephens (L) of the US embraces compatriot Madison Keys after winning during their 2017 US Open Women’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 9, 2017.Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday’s US Open final. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADUS Open champion Sloane Stephens said she wished her US Open final triumph over close friend Madison Keys could have been a draw rather than the rout it turned out to be.Stephens, the world number 83, raced to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over her 15th seeded American compatriot in just over an hour.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Both women embraced at the net before sitting next to each other courtside as they waited for the post-match ceremony to start.“Maddy is one of my best friends, if not my best friend on tour and I told her I would not have wanted to play anybody else,” said the 24-year-old.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 a special moment. I said to her that I wished it could have been a draw.“If the situation was the other way around, Maddy would have said the same thing. It’s incredible. It’s what true friendship is all about.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Stephens only returned to the tour at Wimbledon after missing 11 months having undergone left foot surgery.Her world ranking slid to 957 before semi-final runs at US Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati.“I had surgery on January 23 and if someone had told me then that I would be the US Open champion, I would have said that would be impossible,” said Stephens.“My journey to get here, I wouldn’t change it for the world.“I should retire now — I’m  never going to be able top this.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Down to his last five years of coaching, Louie Alas gets opportunity of a lifetime

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “I’m on my last five years in coaching,” revealed Alas Thursday at SportsIQ, the INQUIRER’s omni-platform sports talk show. “My wife and I had an agreement that before we turn 60, we’ll retire.”“So when the opportunity to head coach Phoenix came in, I thought to myself maybe this chance won’t ever come again.”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 shutoutREAD: Basketball is part of Alas family cultureAlas, who still has a couple of years in his Alaska contract, replaced former head coach Ariel Vanguardia in late October after the latter stepped down from his post. And Alas got a massive boost of support from Alaska head coach Alex Compton, to whom he served as an assistant since 2012, in getting Phoenix’ top coaching position.“Initially I didn’t want to leave Alaska then the opportunity came… and coach Alex was the one who really initiated a move to tell the bosses of Alaska [that I had an offer from Phoenix],” said Alas in Filipino.READ: Alas satisfied with Phoenix’s ‘aggressive’ rookie picks“Coach Alex said that he wouldn’t let this opportunity pass by, he knew that this would be difficult for him to tell the bosses of Alaska but he found a way.”Alas last held a head coaching job in the PBA with the Mobiline Phone Pals, now the TNT KaTropa, back in 2001 but he gained his reputation as the head honcho at Letran where he led the Knights to three NCAA titles.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Louie Alas. PBA IMAGESLouie Alas has given his self five more years to coach.And what better way than to end his illustrious career than return as a head mentor in the pro league.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Aside from familiarity, Garcia lauds Nambatac, Sollano for their work ethic View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 This combination of scenarios—a long hiatus as a head coach in the PBA and spending more than a decade in the collegiate ranks—is making him anxious ahead of his first practice with Fuel Masters on Mondau.READ: No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix“I have mixed emotions right now. I’ve been asking myself, ‘do I still have what it takes to be a head coach?’ because I’ve been an assistant for so long. In the past two weeks I’ve been waking up at 2 am thinking about it,” said Alas.And in his times of crisis, Alas can’t help but look back at his stint with Letran—a time when the Knights’ program became synonymous with the Alas brand of basketball.“I think I’ll still be the same coach as when I was with Letran, not to brag but I had a pretty decent batting average in college.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

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NBA’s biggest stars set for All-Star Saturday competitions

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LeBron James is likely to be asked plenty of media questions about his interest in joining the Lakers, who have cleared salary cap space for two superstars this summer.Paul George, the Oklahoma City All-Star, is from nearby Palmdale, California. He has a well-known love for the Lakers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe All-Star game also has a big new wrinkle this season: Captains Stephen Curry and James picked their own teams. That draft wasn’t televised, and some stars could have a few good-natured questions about the process. A few hours later Klay Thompson gets warmed up for the three-point competition and Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell sets his sights on the dunk contest. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James hangs from the basket after dunking in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Alex Abrines during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)LOS ANGELES — The NBA’s best players have arrived in Hollywood for a star-studded All-Star weekend.None of those stars currently play for the hometown Lakers or Clippers, and that dearth will be discussed when basketball’s best get together Saturday for practice.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum After memorable weekend, Mark Barroca back into basketball mode NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 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 Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

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UE, Ateneo clash in UAAP lawn tennis finals

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But before the title clash, the two powerhouse teams will meet in an all-important championship preview on March 11.UE will earn a twice-to-beat edge in the title round with a victory while a loss will make it a best-of-three finals duel. View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AJ Lim, the reigning MVP, led the romp for UE, which extended its perfect run to six games.Apart from Lim, Joshua Kinaadman and Dolfo Barquin also gave their team victories in singles matches while Rogelio Estaño an RJ Saga emerged winners in the doubles event.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Eagles, meanwhile, turned to doubles specialists Luke Flores and Erj Gatdula, and AJ Rivero and Julian Dayrit and singles standouts Ino Canlas and Marcen Gonzales to advance into the championship round.Ateneo booked its firs finals trip since 2011. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img UAAP volleyball: La Salle outplays Ateneo for share of 2nd seed Read Next MOST READ University of the East and Ateneo arranged a finals showdown after steamrolling separate foes in the UAAP Season 80 men’s lawn tennis Saturday at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.The Red Warriors, who are aiming for their second straight title, beat De La Salle, 4-1, while the Blue Eagles also made quick work of University of the Philippines, 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

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Miller not closing doors on PBA return

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If there is a decent team out there that needs my help and wants to win a championship,” Miller told INQUIRER.net in Filipino during the Red Bull Reign Philippines 3-on-3 tournament finals on Saturday.“That team should really want to win,” he stressed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe 39-year-old Miller last saw action in the PBA as part of TNT in 2015 where he was signed at the beginning of the Commissioner’s Cup for the rest of the season.He played in 17 games during that stint and averaged 4.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 14.5 minutes. San Miguel sends Alaska to 6th straight loss Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The crafty guard suited up in the Asean Basketball League for the woeful Pilipinas MX3 Kings after that and has been competing in several tournaments since including a 1-on-1 tournament last year.Miller also said he is focused on spending some of his time imparting his basketball knowledge and experience to kids.“I want to share my experiences to our future basketball players and teach these kids how to play the right way. It’s also my way of helping improve basketball more in the country.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Willie Miller during the Red Bull Reign Philippines 3-on-3 tournament finals Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Nagtahan Bridge court. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netWillie Miller isn’t closing his doors on a possible return to the PBA where he was named MVP twice and won four championships.Miller, the 15-year veteran, said he could make a comeback given the team he would play for is inclined to winning a championship.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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Child prodigy’s tabla performance at CWG opening

first_imgSeven-year-old Keshav stole the limelight at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on Sunday as he mesmerised the spectators, including President Pratibha Patil and Prince Charles, synchronising his tabla with the beat of a variety of drummers numbering over 800.From Auroville in Puducherry, the child prodigy’s performance was part of ‘Rythms of India’ segment of the ceremony which was tipped as an Indian invocation of the ceremony bringing together folk drums of the country.Beats of a variety of 800 drums — from Pung Cholom of Manipur to Chenda of Kerala to Gudum Baja — reverberated the stadium as spectators were left spell-bound.The first segment of performance lasted for 12 minutes.last_img read more

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Wielder of the Willow

first_imgA double century in the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in July 2010.At a time when the world was gaping at the bizarre claims made by the publisher’s of ‘The Tendulkar Opus’-that one could now buy God’s blood in a book, weighing a massive 37 kg and,A double century in the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in July 2010.At a time when the world was gaping at the bizarre claims made by the publisher’s of ‘The Tendulkar Opus’-that one could now buy God’s blood in a book, weighing a massive 37 kg and costing a whopping Rs 35.2 lakh, the man himself remain unflustered. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar just did what he does best, scored a double century in the second Test match against Sri Lanka, and quietly moved on to another milestone. SRT also became the most capped player in the history of Test cricket while taking to the field in the third Test match against Sri Lanka.Setting records has never been an aberration for Sachin, but this leg has been exceptional. Some records may never be breached, while the ones which may eventually be broken will take a gigantic effort from an equally gifted player.But neither the book nor the records (both veryenviable though) fascinate me, it’ssomething more momentous and profound which catches my fancy. Reaching milestones and creating records is just a by-product of what Sachin has been doing for the last two decades. It is indeed the way in which he’s reached here and the journey itself that is worth a lot more than the eventual outcome.Tendulkar has always been technically strong in terms of his body positioning and balance.He came into the international circuit as a frail teenager who relied heavily on his heavy bat’s downswing to generate power. His stance, quite different from the one he has now, was also not exactly perfect. He would lean too much on his bat and the head was rarely in line with the toes. He had a bigger back-lift and even bigger audacity to take on the bowlers. He chose aggression over caution and rarely played percentage cricket which, perhaps, explains why he took a relatively long time to score his first international century.Since then a lot has changed-his batting style, his shot selection and even the weight of his bat (a lot lighter after the tennis elbow). But one thing thathasn’tchanged since is the hunger to score runs, dominate bowling attacks and win matches for his team. It is without a doubt, this facet that intrigues me the most-the constant evolution of the player called Sachin.advertisement”Some of his records may never be breached, while the ones which may eventually be broken will take a gigantic effort from an equally gifted player.”Chopra has opened the batting for India and played for Delhi For fans, Tendulkar is God.He’s always been technically strong in terms of his body positioning and balance. But in this day and age of exhaustive analysis, it’s almost mandatory for a player to keep evolving and stay ahead lest the opposition find out. Sachin cracked this code quite early in his cricketing life, and continues to follow it to the T. At first he altered his stance slightly by flexing his knees a bit which automatically ensured that the head wasn’t falling over. Constant tuning and fine-tuning has now led to a perfect stance, enough to be cited as an example in coaching manuals. A perfect stance ensured that there wasn’t an obvious flaw which the opposition could exploit.Then came a time when he gave up that high back-lift for a more controlled one for he didn’t need the big downswing anymore to generate power. He’d deciphered the code of using the appropriate transfer of bodyweight from one foot to the other at the point of impact which in turn generated enough power without an expansive back-lift. Two of his trademark shots manifest it the best-the straight drive off both feet hitting the ball down the ground straight pass the bowler. He would take a stride forward leading with his head and shoulders, very textbookish, and then present the full face of the bat at the time of transferring the weight from back-foot to front-foot. The same goes for the back-foot drive. Front elbow high, arms close to the body and plays the ball right under his eyes. Maximum output with minimum input- that’s what technique is all about.An assertive Sachin’s game was all about meeting fire with fire. He would prefer a cut or apull to stamp his authority. But with time, he added another dimension and a new cog to his batting which was all about subtle manoeuvres. He started using the pace of the ball more often by playing paddle sweeps and very late-cuts, it goes without saying, to maximum effect. He was still scoring runs, perhaps more than ever, but received a lot criticism for changing his style. Little did people realise that he had observed a different role in the batting line-up and it was only wise to eliminate risks for consistency.advertisementFor along time his success was imperative for India’s success. Once he found people around him who’d take the team home with or without him, he climbed another summit. Sachin looks skyward after his, and the world’s only, double century in ODIs, against South Africa at Gwalior in February 2010.For a long time he was the pivot around which the Indian batting line-up revolved. His success was imperative for India’s success. But once he found enough people around him who’d take the team home with or without him, he climbed another summit. He needed the freedom to scale that one final peak which I call ‘Nirvana’.Some like to call it his ‘second wind’-he’s batted and continues to bat as well or better than he’s ever batted. People say that he’s back to his dominating self. Yet, there is something else about Sachin that may not be so obvious, yet perceptible. I have a feeling he’s conquered that one aspect of the game that differentiates stars from legends.He no longer seems to be playing cricket but playing with the minds of the bowlers. His foot movement gives me the impression that he not only knows where the bowler is going to pitch the ball but also, at times, dictates them to do so. His double century in Gwalior against South Africa seconds the point. In that innings, he rarely played a non-cricketing shot and yet scored at a fair clip. He would go deep inside the crease as if taunting the bowler to bowl fuller and when the bowler obliged, he despatched the ball to the mid-wicket fence with ease.He walked across the stumps, exposing the leg stump and giving the hapless bowler a hope of hitting the stumps which they obviously couldn’t even till the end.The world may consider him the God of cricket, but for him cricket has always been the God and he a devout worshipper. He must have set the rules of his worship pretty early in his career for I didn’t see even a slight change in the way he conducted himself every single day. You could bet your last dollar on Sachin, comfortably seated on the very first seat of the bus listening to music regardless of however early you board it. Once the time decided, he’d never insult or flout the rule. Twenty years is a long time to be so committed when others, much junior, around him constantly pay fines and render apologies for being imprudent. He’s followed it as a ritual and yet it hasn’t become a mundane routine, for he still enjoys every ball hitting the middle of the bat as much as he did two decades ago.advertisementReaching milestones is just a by-product of what Sachin has been doing for the last two decades. The way in which he’s reached here is worth a lot more than the outcome.last_img read more

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Australian Sally Pearson stripped of 100m gold in CWG

first_imgAustralian sprinter Sally Pearson was today stripped of her gold medal after England protested that she had a false start in a controversial women’s 100m dash in the Commonwealth Games here today.Australia’ Sally Pearson clebrates after her win in the women’s 100 metre race event of the Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday, October 8, 2010. PTI Pearson won the controversial race in 11.28 seconds, the third slowest in Commonwealth Games history. English runner Laura Turner was shown the red card by the race officials for a false start but Pearson also appeared to jump the gun and she was seen as putting her hands over her face in despair.Turner and Pearson were bizarrely allowed to run and the former finished last and was later officially disqualified. Later, England lodged an official complaint and the jury of appeal took more than three hours to rule that Pearson also had a false start.She was stripped of her medal and Osayemi Oludamola from Nigeria, who clocked 11.32 seconds, was declared the winner.Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and Grenedians, who originally ended third with 11.37 seconds, won the silver while the bronze went to Katherine Endacott of England, who completed in 11.44 seconds.With the disqualification of Pearson, Osayemi’s 11.32 seconds gold-winning time will be the slowest in Commonwealth Games history.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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