Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the rest of the team was due back Saturday night. Ball is the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.UCLA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by the AP.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 shutoutNo. 21 UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai earlier Saturday.The trio was questioned by police about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou last week, where the Bruins visited before leaving for Shanghai. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ FILE – UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. Citing sources, ESPN reports freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were to remain in Hangzhou, China. UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai. APLOS ANGELES — The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Citing a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation, ESPN reports the players could be Hangzhou for “a week or two” while the situation is resolved. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center.Bruins coach Steve Alford declined to discuss the matter after the team’s victory. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, athletic director Dan Guerrero and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have been traveling with the team, but only Scott has issued any statements.“It has provided a real distraction and unwanted publicity, which distracts from what overall has been a tremendous experience and a tremendous week for the UCLA and Georgia Tech students,” Scott said before the game. “We’ve had a chance to apologize for the unwelcome attention it has brought. There’s nothing new. We’re monitoring the situation and staying in close contact with the students, and we hope the situation resolves itself soon.”The conference said Friday that California and Yale will meet in next year’s Pac-12 China game to open the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Maria Tripoli had 20 points while Cindy Imbo added 19 for the Lady Altas, whose lead over fourth-running San Sebastian in the standings is now just half a game after falling to 4-2.Perpetual Help shot itself in the foot with 43 errors. “We played so bad in the first two sets so I made adjustments beginning the third set and things started to click,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino after steering his squad to its 18th consecutive win dating back to last season.Prado scored 20 points with four blocks while Marzan and Arocha scored16 and 14 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just told them to play with heart,” Prado said in Filipino. “The games become more important as the season goes so we have to treat every game like there’s no tomorrow. It’s now or never.”After a tough first four sets, defending champion Arellano showed its composure and raced to a 10-1 start in the deciding fifth set. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PBA suspends Camson, Almazan, Miranda LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University survived its toughest test yet, climbing back from two sets down to beat University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-5, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs leaned on their trio of Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha, who combined for 50 points.ADVERTISEMENT
Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao also suffered cuts on both sides of the head after accidental headbutts.“There is no way that you can blame boxing, it’s the [officials], from the judges to the promoters and even the referee. The referee, for example, he never too a point [from Horn] for use of the head or elbow… those people are the ones that are ruining boxing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “When the referee told Horn to show him something so he wouldn’t stop the fight, Horn came out with everything and at that moment Pacquiao was surprised, and also [Freddie] Roach was surprised.”Marquez also believed that Pacquiao should’ve won the title and that the judges were the ones at fault for the dubious decision.“Jeff Horn made a good fight but the judges were wrong, they were wrong again to give him the decision and the world knows,” said Marquez.“People say that boxing no longer makes sense, but boxing is not to blame. You have to put the blame on judges who know that they should be doing their jobs well.”Even Nelson got into the receiving end of Marquez’ verbal jabs.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ So it was a complete surprise for Marquez when Pacquiao failed to knock Australian Jeff Horn out in Battle of Brisbane back in July 2.“What surprised me was when he had Horn in bad shape in the ninth, and then he did not go after him in the 10th,” said Marquez in an interview with ESPN Deportes h/t BoxingScene.com.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 starsPacquiao, despite allowing Horn to engage him throughout the match, put the Aussie in his place in the ninth round unleashing flurries reminiscent of the Filipino’s “Mexicutioner” era.Referee Mark Nelson even told Horn during the lull between the ninth and 10th rounds that he would stop the fight, and award the victory to Pacquiao, if the eventual WBO World welterweight champion failed to protect himself. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Manny Pacquiao, left, jokes with members of the media while posing for photos with Juan Manuel Marquez during a news conference Wednesday in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Marquez are scheduled to meet for boxing’s WBO welterweight title on Saturday. APBoxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez is no stranger to Manny Pacquiao.The two produced, arguably, one of the greatest rivalry in recent memory after figuring in a four-fight saga with Marquez taking the most convincing win with a stinging knockout in the sixth round of the final match.ADVERTISEMENT Thunder center Steven Adams to grace NBA 3X PH LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ View comments
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Global Cebu forces draw on Meralco Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Team Philippines has all the momentum it needs coming into the game, having torn India to shreds, 101-70 on Saturday after getting its lesser lights to deliver.Almond Vosotros and Von Pessumal came off the bench to shoot 14 points each as Reyes was able to rest some of his starters. They four triples each in a combined 17 attempts that helped the Filipinos break away.“We wanted to give a lot of minutes to the guys (young players),” Reyes said. “One of our objectives for participating here was to prepare our SEAG (Southeast Asian Games lineup) and Von and Almond are integral parts of that lineup.”“We’re just thankful for the opportunity to play,” Pessumal, the former Eagle in the UAAP, said. “We knew our teammates were tired after seven straight games and we had the mindset of helping the team. We just stayed ready while waiting for the opportunity.”Mike Tolomia, Ed Daquioag and Fonzo Gotladera also saw major minutes, with Carl Cruz giving out his usual contributions. All of them will be in Kuala Lumpur eyeing the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES View comments “We want to make sure that we finish this tournament on a high note,” he added as his squad – regarded as the Philippines’ future national team – take on an Iranian team that also left its veterans and best players back home.“They have their upcoming players, just like us,” Reyes went on as the match takes place at 5 p.m. “It’s going to be a good test for both teams.”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 starsThe Philippines will take a 5-3 card into the game, having lost to Canada 150, South Korea and Lithuania, teams that are really stronger than Gilas on paper with the Canadians parading an all-pro team, the Koreans represented by their national squad and the Lithuanians simply bigger and more talented.Iran left the likes of Hamed Haddadi, Mohammad Jamshidi, Mahdi Khamrani and Nikka Bahrami back home, trying to keep them fresh for the World Cup Qualifying starting in November. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Out of the medal but already having gained a wealth of experience for his young players, coach Chot Reyes wants just one more thing as Gilas Pilipinas winds up its participation in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational.“We have to finish strong,” Reyes said as the Filipinos lock horns with an equally young Iran side in the second-to-last game that takes the curtains down on this 10-team, nine-nation event at Taipei Peace Basketballl Hall on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was just a great testament to our players that they are ready despite not getting the minutes (in the past games),” Reyes said with pride. “That’s why we brought the kind of players we brought here – for depth.”Tolomia played 25 minutes and finished with eight points and five assists.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 101 – Wright 19, Pessumal 14, Vosotros 14, Standhardinger 10, Cruz 9, Daquioag 8, Tolomia 8, Jalalon 7, Jose 4, Myers 4, Gotladera 2, Ravena 2.INDIA 70 – Gill 25, Pandi 14, Sivakumar 7, Poiyamoshi 5, Philip 5, G. Hafeez 5, Gill 4, Gowda 3, Reddy 2.Quarters: 27-24; 54-31; 80-55; 101-70.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
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Despite the absence of the superstars, India were able to put it across Thailand 2-1 in the men’s tennis team event at the Aoti Sports Complex on Sunday. India face Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals and are now assured of a bronze medal even if they lose.On a day when US college kid Sanam Singh played in his inimitable style, he defeated 546th ranked Kittipong Wachiramanowong 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles match in an hour and eight minutes.Sanam played as he always does, aggressive from the back and at the net with good hands. As one who hardly plays pro tennis now because of university commitments, the way he handled Kittipong was admirable.In fact, after the match, Thailand captain Paradorn Srichaphan took Sanam aside and told him about his potential.”He has good hands and can develop as a player. I think he should turn pro quickly.” Paradorn told Indian coach Enrico Piperno.In the second singles, Indian star Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reserves to put it across seasoned pro Danai Udomchoke for a 7-5, 7-5 win in an hour and 43 minutes.In a match between two players of identical styles who hit the ball hard and deep, Somdev came up with an extra shot when needed to win points. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist has his task cut out in open events and is ready for the grind.Considering that the men’s team is without Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, the morale has been high. Proof of it is how the team has played with spirit. However, in the inconsequential doubles, Karan Rastogi and Vishnu Vardhan lost in straight sets.advertisementMeanwhile, the Indian team management has decided to field Sania Mirza in singles and mixed doubles with Somdev Devvarman in the open events. “As per the rules, a player can compete in only two events. So we decided to put Sania in singles and mixed doubles. There will be two doubles pairs in the women’s section,” said Piperno.
Sachin Tendulkar has suffered a niggle in his knee but is expected to be fit for the India-England World Cup tie in Bangalore on February 27.Sachin underwent an MRI and was found to be doing fine. The Indian team management said there was no cause for concern.Two other members of the team, Yusuf Pathan and Ashish Nehra, too have suffered niggles.”Sachin Tendulkar underwent tests and has been found to be in good health,” said Mohan Rajan, spokesperson at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital. Sachin is likely to fly to Bangalore on Monday to join the rest of the team for the match against England. “The MRI was just a precautionary measure and nothing serious at all. I am going to continue with my normal team schedule,” he said.
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Left parties on Sunday asked the Government to give them a draft of the Lokpal Bill before convening any all party meeting on the issue.”It is not only the issue of whether the Prime Minister should be brought under the purview of Lokpal. There are many other aspects of the bill which we would like to study,” CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat told PTI.”As far as the Left parties are concerned, we would like the government to give us a draft of the bill. Only if we can study such a draft, will we be able to give our opinion and an all party meeting can be fruitful,” Karat said.Karat has spoken to the leaders of other Left parties who were also of the opinion that the Government should first come out with a draft of the bill before holding any discussion.Yesterday, CPI national secretary D Raja had also said the entire proposed legislation should be distributed to the parties for a proper debate.”They should give us the entire draft bill, the one they are going to bring to Parliament. How can a proper discussion take place without it?”, Raja had said.”… This is not the way to consult political parties since the government is saying that they will discuss only one issue, whether to include Prime Minister (in the ambit of Lokpal) or not,” he had said.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisement