LATEST STORIES In the four years since San Miguel hired Leo Austria as its head coach, the Beermen have never lost a finals series until Wednesday when they surrendered to the crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra.Santos, a seven-time champion, has experienced countless losses in his 12-year professional career but this setback stung the most for him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Ginebra dethrones San Miguel, cops PBA Commissioner’s Cup title An articulate man, Santos still had the look of someone simply going home after a day’s work but his words gave away his unbridled emotion. MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “We accept what happened even if it’s painful,” said Santos in Filipino after their 93-77 Game 6 loss in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. “We’re all people here and we all get hurt.”The Beermen, the defending champions going into the series, even took a 2-1 series lead after two consecutive blowout wins in Games 2 and 3 but lost steam in the following three outings.READ: Slaughter ‘difference maker’ for Ginebra in 1st Commissioner’s Cup title in 21 yearsSan Miguel’s stand in the first half of Game 6 was its last hoorah after the Gin Kings put up an intoxicating 27-8 third quarter to take a 62-46 lead en route to the clincher.Santos, although saddened by the loss, still found a way to cope with his emotions.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “This is still a good thing for people who are always winning that success won’t always come,” said Santos who had five points, six rebounds, and two blocks. “Sometimes you will get hurt.”“But if you get hurt, it doesn’t mean that you’re unlucky, or that you’re not blessed. You should know that not everything would go your way. There are things that rightfully belong to you, if not then don’t force it but the important thing is you just pray for it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Slaughter ‘difference maker’ for Ginebra in 1st Commissioner’s Cup title in 21 years ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Arwind Santos walked out of the parquet floor of Mall of Asia Arena in a not too familiar situation.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Trent Alexander-Arnold takes a throw for Liverpool England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY possible standings ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool’s throw-in coach has brushed off belittling comments from Andy Gray and explained his philosophy, in an interview with Training Ground Guru.Thomas Gronnemark is trying to help the Reds improve their ability from the touchline and help them to a first title since 1990. BEST OF To highlight how devastating a poor throw-in can be, he highlighted in the 2011 Champions League final.He recalled: “Eric Abidal had a throw-in from the left back position close to his own penalty area. His technique was bad and the ball didn’t go very far, meaning possession was lost. Seven seconds later, Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United.”And to further illustrate his talents, Gronnemark’s tutelage of Andreas Poulsen will be of note to Liverpool fans.The player studied under the coach at Midtjylland, who netted 10 times from throw-ins last-term, and improved the distance of his throws from 24.25m to 37.9m.“Think about the throwing area,” Gronnemark explained. “If you draw a half circle from the touchline to the area that Poulsen is able to reach, it’s gone from 923 to 2256 square metres, which is well over double.“That creates so much more space between the players, which opens up a lot of attacking opportunities.” How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware Latest Football News 3 Danish full-back Andreas Poulsen improved his ability from throw-ins thanks to Gronnemark. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED smart causal 3 impact highlights But rather than hitting back at Gray, Gronnemark chose to explain his background and theory.He told Training Ground Guru: “I have no problem with what he [Andy Gray] said, because everyone is entitled to their opinion and debate is good but perhaps he could be a little more curious.“On average, there are 40 to 50 throw ins per game. In fact when Liverpool played Brighton on Saturday, they had 54. That’s about 12 minutes per game taken up by throw-ins and situations arising from them.“On average, they lose the ball more than half the time from under-pressure throw-ins, when their team-mates are closely marked.“Have you noticed that the commentators never mention a bad throw-in during a game? I think it’s because there are so many and their expectations are very low. It becomes so they barely notice.” Former Everton star Andy Gray, though, mocked the employment of Gronnemark with withering remarks on beIN SPORTS.“Maybe we are going to see Andy Robertson do a headstand and take it,” he joked. “Here is a lesson: Pick the ball up, take it behind your head, throw it to a teammate and keep both feet on the ground.“I have got a new one. I want to be the first kick-off coach!” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Joe Gomez is one of several Liverpool stars who will be learning from Thomas Gronnemark. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 3 RANKED And the coach’s ‘long. fast, and clever’ philosophy seems to dovetail perfectly with Liverpool’s strategy.He added: “I’m a former sprinter and love the fast, fluent game. I coach how to get the ball back very quickly after it goes out, how to keep possession, how to make the counter attack super-fast.“Long, because players are improving the distance of their throws by 15 metres; fast, because of the counter-attacking opportunities; clever because you’re keeping possession of the ball.”
Somdev Devvarman and Karan Rastogi kept themselves in the medal hunt by reaching the men’s singles quarterfinals with easy wins in the tennis competition of the Asian Games on Saturday.Both the Indian players, who have hardly been challenged so far in the tournament, yet again scored dominating victories.Second seed Somdev won at the expense of just two games as he beat Uzbekistan’s 16th seed Vaja Uzakov 6-1 6-1 in the third round at the Aoti Tennis Centre.The ranking difference between the two players was all the more palpable as 105th-ranked Somdev took just 39 minutes to dispatch the 960th ranked Uzbek.Somdev will next take on sixth seed Chinese Zhang Ze, who is ranked way behind the Indian at 307.Rastogi, coming back to international tennis after an injury lay-off, did not have much trouble in thrashing Taipei’s 10th seed Ti Chen 6-0 6-4.After blanking his rival in the opening set, the 332-ranked Indian dropped his serve in first game of the second set but broke 525-ranked Chen in the eighth game to draw parity and broke him for again in the 12th game to clinch the issue.Rastogi’s first real test comes now as he faces top seed and world number 40 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan next.If Somdev and Rastogi manage to win one more match, they will be assured of at least a bronze medal in the singles event.With PTI inputs
A TV antenna in Mizoram and (inset) W.A. Sangma: Broken promisesThe World Cup football frenzy last month had more than a billion people glued to their television sets. Some of them were in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, where the chief minister and a few of his cabinet members clustered,A TV antenna in Mizoram and (inset) W.A. Sangma: Broken promisesThe World Cup football frenzy last month had more than a billion people glued to their television sets. Some of them were in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, where the chief minister and a few of his cabinet members clustered round a set in the Government Circuit House in monsoon-drenched Cherrapunji to watch the proceedings in faraway Spain, courtesy Bangladesh television. And thereby hangs a tale.Doordarshan has not reached out to the north-east despite all the promises, hence proving once again that the noblest of government schemes for that region have a habit of running into the most elementary problems.While the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry engineers cool their heels and the deadlines draw closer, they have not been allotted the land at Gauhati for building the television studio and transmission facilities that were supposed to bring the north-east on the country’s TV map.The chances of completing this scheme within the Sixth Plan period are remote. However, for some time hopes were raised by a promise of giving the region at least an INSAT-linked network for the time being. But, as is wont, the scheme has remained only on paper, with little indication of implementation.Even if these are taken up, there is little chance of the north-easterners watching the Asiad on Doordarshan. Said Meghalaya’s Congress(I) Chief Minister W.A. Sangma, at a recent high-level conference in Delhi: “We want the television before the Asiad. Our people do not want to see the Games on the Bangladesh TV.”advertisementSanction: The INSAT link plan has also suffered due to the official apathy in Delhi. The North-Eastern Council (NEC) sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the scheme, for setting up studios at the seven state and Union territory capitals in the north-east and 13 transmitters: three in Assam, four in Arunachal Pradesh, two in Meghalaya and one each in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.Meanwhile the I&B Ministry presented a working paper proposing to channelise programmes produced at these studios through a grid at Shillong, besides relaying national network programmes for an hour a day. Although the Planning Commission has given a go-ahead on the plan, there seems to be no sign of action. Sources in the I&B Ministry and the NEC seem certain that the Asiad viewing is out of the reckoning.In spite of this, in border towns like Agartala, Aizawl, Tura (Garo Hills) and even to an extent Shillong, TV showrooms are reporting brisk business. Skylines in Agartala, Aizawl and Tura are already dotted with TV antennae and comprehensive sales and maintenance establishments have come up with no prospect of Doordarshan reaching the region for yearsEncouraging Experience: The Bangladesh viewers have had encouraging experience during the World Cup football on TV – for them it was one way of living through the curfew and violence. It nearly threw the Government out of gear in Meghalaya, where, apart from privately owned TV sets in border villages a set has been installed in the Government Circuit House at Cherrapunji.For days together a majority of Cabinet ministers including the chief minister drove in a procession, braving the typical Cherrapunji monsoon and holding cabinet sittings of a sporting kind. They were joined on the day of the finals by almost 1,000 – leading very nearly to a fracas of the kind common on Indian playing fields.A young entrepreneur who had installed a receiver at Mawphland, about 20 km from Shillong, preferred to dismantle it and bring it back before the finals began rather than accommodate a crowd of drunken supporters of the Assembly speaker. The latter was a special invitee but since Mawphland is his constituency he could not say no to his soccer-crazy supporters.It was good fun till it lasted and now people are making sure they do not have to be in the queues during the Asiad. But this will help only in the border belt. Most of the Assamese cannot catch Bangladesh TV. Experts say the best course is to arrange for community viewing on the site (satellite instructional television experiment) pattern, using mesh-type antennae (each costing Rs 8,000) receiving signals from INSAT-IA.
AMA Online Education handily beat McDavid, 80-65, in the 2019 PBA D-League at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Behind Johnson, the Titans led by as much as 18, 71-53, early in the fourth period.Jason Melano paced McDavid with 15 points and nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official Franky Johnson and Joshua Munzon led the way for the Titans, who scored the game’s first 10 points and never trailed.“We jelled right away. We all came together,” said AMA head coach Mark Herrera in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJohnson posted 24 points, seven rebounds and two steals while Munzon, the top draft pick, notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds that went with three assists.Troy Rike, the former National University slotman, added 15 points and eight rebounds as the Titans joined Ateneo and University of Santo Tomas in the winner’s circle on opening week. LATEST STORIES View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Urgent reply from Philippine football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. La Casa de PapelMoney HeistNetflixNeymar First Published: August 29, 2019, 2:43 PM IST Brazilian footballer Neymar took to Twitter to reveal that he has realised his dream after appearing on popular Netflix series Money Heist. The footballer tweeted out a video in which he is seen making in a cameo appearance on the Netflix series La Casa de Papel, which is translated into English as Money Heist. In his tweet, the player wrote, “Eu pude realizar meu sonho e fazer parte da minha série favorita. E agora eu posso compartilhar o João com todos vocês (I was able to realise my dream and be part of my favorite series. And now I can share Joao (his character) with you all!)”Eu pude realizar meu sonho e fazer parte da minha série favorita. E agora eu posso compartilhar o João com todos vocês !Gracias @lacasadepapel !#LCDP3 #nuevofichaje #lacasadepapel pic.twitter.com/fxwWieoP0N— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 27, 2019 Thanking the series makers and the crew, Neymar shared the 11-second clip. However, the series removed the scenes shot by the Paris Saint-Germain forward in two episodes of the show after the player’s name was dragged into a rape case. But once the case was dropped by the Brazilian police last month, the streaming platform re-released the episodes that featured Neymar.The world’s most expensive footballer has a small role in the third season of the crime drama Money Heist, which involves him following a gang of robbers and helping in a robbery at the Bank of Spain. The show is based in Spain’s capital Madrid.
Marathi blockbuster Sairat famed actress Rinku Rajguru (Prerana M. Rajguru), who became an instant sensation after the hit movie, passed the SSC class 10 exam will 66.40 per cent.The actor won the 2015 National Film Award – Special Mention for her role in Sairat. The 17-year-old Rinku, as she is famously known across the state and in film circles, scored highest in Hindi (87), followed by her mother tongue Marathi (83) and English (59). Burdened with superstardom at a very tender age, Rinku couldn’tattend Jijamata Kanya Prashala School, in Akluj, Solapur, andreportedly appeared for SSCE as a private candidate.The Maharashtra Class 10 examination result was announced today, on June 13, by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) at 1 pm.Working from a young age Rinku scored the lowest in Science and Technology (42), preceded by Maths (48) and Social Sciences (50), making it 66.40 per cent out of a total 500 marks, from the Pune division of MSBSHSE. In 2014, when she was a barely 14-year-old school girl, Rinku Rajguru was auditioned and selected for the plum role in Sairat by director Nagraj Manjule.(Read: Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC Class 10 Result 2017: Declared at mahresult.nic.in)About Sairat The film tells the riveting story of a rich, strong-willed but spoilt girl Archie (Rinku) who falls in love with a low-caste academic and sports star Akash Thosar (Parshya). Both elope to get married and have a child, but ultimately they fall victim to honour killing. The film created history as the biggest blockbuster in Marathi, crossing the Rs 100-crore collections-mark, urging the makers to reward both Rinku and Thosar with a Rs 5 crore bonus.advertisementSairat is now being remade in several Indian languages including Hindi (by Karan Johar), Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Rinku is expected to portray the role in some of these remakes, of which the Kannada version, Manasu Malligey, released in February 2017.Read: Maharashtra Board Class 10th Result 2017: Pass percentage dips by 0.8 per centRead: AIIMS MBBS Entrance Results 2017: To be declared on June 14 at aiimsexams.org
zoomImage Courtesy: DP World Wharfies at DP World’s Brisbane, Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne container terminals have launched a series of strikes against automation, outsourcing, cuts to income protection insurance and dishonest bargaining, according to the Maritime Union of Australia.A two day strike began in Brisbane in the morning hours of July 8, the first in a series of 48 to 96 hour work stoppages planned for container terminals run by Australia’s largest stevedore. Sydney and Fremantle workers will strike this Thursday and Friday, and Melbourne will be out from Wednesday until Sunday morning, the MUA informed.Workers have also imposed a range of indefinite work bans, including bans on upgrades, overtime, and shift extensions. DP World reportedly challenged the rights of the Maritime Union of Australia to use bans in the Fair Work Commission, with a decision pending on Monday.“This restriction on utilising the legally protected bans has forced workers into strike action as their legal rights to use the bans was effectively removed by the company and FWC,” MUA said.The industrial action follows the expiry of a three month cease-fire agreement between DP World and the MUA, which saw the company press ahead with an agenda of job cuts and attacks on rights and conditions. Income protection for workers remains a target of the company.The strikes will proceed after their protected status was confirmed by the FWC on Friday, when the company sought 418 orders to stop workers using strike action. Fair Work Commissioner Paula Spencer dismissed DP World’s application and reaffirmed the legal and protected nature of the strikes, stating that they could continue.MUA Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith said DPW management were also insisting on including provisions in a new workplace agreement that could see waterfront jobs lost to outsourcing and automation.“This major escalation of industrial action is about sending a clear message to management that the safety, dignity, and job security of wharfies are absolutely non-negotiable,” Smith added.“We are fully committed to reaching an agreement as quickly as possible, however we will not sell our conditions, compromise our core claims, or undermine industry standards to do it.”