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De Ligt: ‘De Vrij advises me’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt revealed “the media are trying to make us rivals, but I get advice” from Inter’s Stefan de Vrij. The Dutch internationals will be going to Euro 2020 next summer and De Ligt shrugged off questions about the Scudetto race. “The clubs are rivals, but we are not,” he told De Telegraaf. “We work for the same thing on international duty, which is to do as well as possible for the Netherlands. Obviously, we both want to play, but at the same time we also care for each other and hope whoever does play has a good game. “It’s the media that are trying to make us rivals or create arguments, but that is not the case with Stefan. There’s only an hour separating Turin from Milan, so recently we had a bite to eat after a game. “It’s nice to speak Dutch and we also give each other advice. Stefan helps me in so many ways and it’s wonderful to have that kind of support if you are new to a country. He is accustomed to Italy, but I just arrived.” De Vrij has been in Serie A since 2014 with Lazio, moving to Inter as a free agent in the summer of 2018. Of course, they won’t hold back when Inter and Juventus do come face-to-face for the Serie A title. “The battle with Inter is certainly exciting. We both want to win as many games as possible.”last_img read more

Milito: ‘Icardi exit a good deal’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Diego Milito insists Inter fans only care about Antonio Conte’s “greatness” and that Mauro Icardi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain was “a good deal for everyone”. Milito is happy to see Inter back in contention for the Scudetto and doesn’t care if Conte’s past lies with arch-rivals Juventus, with whom he won titles as both a player and coach. “The coach’s past doesn’t interest us Inter fans,” the Nerazzurri hero told Gazzetta dello Sport. “He is a great coach, I don’t have any doubts about that and he’s showing why he is one. “We are happy when we see our team play proactive football and continuing to win.” Icardi left the club on bad terms over the summer, joining PSG on loan with option to buy, but his fellow Argentine believes the right decision was made. “I’d say it ended well. Beyond how we might judge it from the outside, his exit was a good deal for everyone, for Mauro who went to Paris and is doing very well, but also for Inter who replaced him in the correct way.”last_img read more

PCB defends removal of bans and fines on players

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt today defended the removal of bans and fines on players who were penalised just three months ago for indiscipline during the disastrous tour of Australia.Butt said all the decisions pertaining to the lifting of the bans and fines by the appeals commissioner Justice (retd) Irfan Qadir were taken as per the constitution of the board.”The fact is also that we have sent out a clear message to the players that we will no longer tolerate anyone spreading discord in the team or violating the code of conduct,” Butt said.The PCB had banned former skippers Younus Khan, Muhammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik and all-rounder Rana Naved on the basis of a probe into the national team’s shambolic tour to Australia early this year.The board, on the recommendations of its inquiry committee, also heavily fined Shahid Afridi and the Akmal brothers for indiscipline and misconduct.Yousuf, who led Pakistan in Australia, announced his retirement after the ban but the others appealed against their penalties.Qadir last week removed the ban from Malik and Younus and also waived the Rs three million fine on Afridi and halved the fines on the Akmal brothers.Butt made it clear that the board had not taken a U-turn on the issue of disciplining the players.”There is no U-turn. According to the board constitution the players have the right to appeal and we followed that procedure to the hilt,” he said.Butt also said that the fine on Afridi was removed after seeking clarification from the ICC, which had already banned him for two matches after the ball-tampering incident in Australia.advertisementOnly Rana Naved has to have his one-year ban and fine of Rs two million removed by the appeal’s commissioner who is due to hear him next week.The PCB Chairman didn’t agree that the board had sent out a wrong message to the players by removing the bans and fines so abruptly.”There was no pressure but there were requests to reconsider the penalties. The national assembly standing committee on sports also asked us to reconsider. But whatever we did was strictly according to the provisions of the constitution,” he added.last_img read more

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India Today Conclave 2012: Call of the Asian Century

first_imgSalman Rushdie and Aatish TaseerThe tables are turned. The old world has squandered its advantages and the new world is ready to step in. The mood is upbeat. The ground reality is teeming with opportunities. With the American economy still stuttering and the Eurozone in deep distress, the centre of,Salman Rushdie and Aatish TaseerThe tables are turned. The old world has squandered its advantages and the new world is ready to step in. The mood is upbeat. The ground reality is teeming with opportunities. With the American economy still stuttering and the Eurozone in deep distress, the centre of gravity of global power and influence is shifting eastward. Hope is not a plan, nor a foreign policy. It’s a choice that confronts the East.Celebrate, ideate, debate the Asian Century. At the 11th Conclave of the India Today Group, An Asian Century: Securing the Global Promise, a formidable galaxy of minds gazed at the crystal ball of Asia’s future. For two days, March 16-17, leaders from all spheres converged in Delhi to analyse the idea of the Asian Century, its power and potential, challenges and choices, vulnerability and vitality. Will Asia conquer the world? Will India find its place in the new world map?The clock strikes 9.45 a.m. It’s Friday, March 16. Chandeliers dim. The LED wall on the stage blinks to life. Giant video screens, spooling quotes and tweets, light up. A hush falls on the audience. This is the hour when every year, for the last 10 years, Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, Aroon Purie, welcomes leaders of government, business and society to take part in the country’s largest think-fest. “It is wonderful to see veterans of the conclave. We are now old enough to have veterans. We have tried to make the conclave an arena for the curious mind. And we must be doing something right, that you keep coming back.”advertisementClick here to EnlargeThe off-the-cuff humour set the tone of the two-day event. Analysing the Asian miracle and India’s role in it was an exciting mix of eclectic minds, ranging from statesmen to social activists, ministers to movie stars, scientists to sports stars, authors to ambassadors, business leaders to spiritual leaders, techies to yogis. Opinions and comments flew thick and fast. Sharp questions and playful banter were exchanged. A thousand-strong audience tried to keep up with the war of words as 45 speakers told the story of a new world order in 48 hours.Conclave 2012 had it all. From a mass mobiliser naming his wannabe assassin to an author walking a tightrope between freedom of speech and freedom to offend; from a Bollywood leading lady calling for more zeros in her pay cheque to a sacked railway minister hinting at the whims of his leader; from a US statesman’s unexpected confessions to cricket stars on a soul-searching quest; from Asia’s privileged Generation-Next questioning their inheritance to top officials of political parties talking about truce behind the scenes; from Internet czars battling for social media supremacy to a yogi quantifying Indian black money stashed overseas; from a future leader of Malaysia to a current leader of America.In its scope, this year’s theme was a logical extension of Conclave 2011-The Changing Balance of Power. Ten years ago, the three largest economies, the US, European Union (EU) and Japan accounted for two-thirds of the global economy. Now, it is only half. By 2030, India and China alone are expected to contribute as much to the global economy as the US and the eu combined. For the first time, Asia-Pacific has more billionaires than Europe. But economy no longer determines the hierarchy of global power.Click here to Enlarge”New forces are hard at play,” Purie had pointed out at the 2011 conclave. “Any nation that claims a stake for future generations must strike a balance between the demands of development and the power of technology and the well-being of the earth.” Joining the dots this year, Purie asserted in his opening speech, “I have great faith in the dynamism and energy of Indian enterprise. I doubt whether that faith is matched by the practice of our ruling political class.” Short-term political compromises that hinder badly needed reforms have become a way of life for the nation, he said, sacrificing the prospect of long-term sustainable growth at the altar of an electoral strategy dominated by religion, community and caste. “Political parties in India are completely out of touch with the needs, aspirations and hopes of the Indian people,” he added.M.J. Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, added a new dimension to the list of vulnerabilities that faces the Asian Century. There is war, peace and the large space in between, “sometimes called the fog of war”, he said. In many senses, the First World War merged into the Second World War, then into the Cold War, and segued into the fourth, or the War on Terror, he explained at the session with former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger. It is neither being fought in uniform, nor in Europe, as it was during the first three wars. Asia is the battlefield of the fourth war. “All you have to do is start a war with Iran and there will be a contiguous war from Nile to the Ganga.” Moreover, Asia is not simply a symbol of economic success. It is developing into the world’s “nuclear crescent”–from Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India, China, North Korea to Russia. “If that is not a recipe for conflict or disaster, I don’t know what is,” Akbar said.While a hundred ideas vied in raucous combat as usual, Conclave 2012 was anchored by two themes: China, or what Purie called “India’s China complex”. The second was freedom of discussion, opinion, speech, expression, thought and action, summed up by author Salman Rushdie in his speech: “We are essentially language animals and are nothing without it.” Imran Khan chose to withdraw because of Rushdie’s presence, but Purie underlined the conclave’s stand on it. He said Khan should have used the opportunity to express his views. Purie said, “We can all agree to disagree but we must present our argument.” He added, “We do not endorse the beliefs of the speakers but strongly believe in freedom of speech and expression. Rushdie is a storyteller, a man of words and of ideas but not a terrorist. Although the world has moved on, it looks like our subcontinent has not.”advertisementClick here to EnlargeSymbolising the passion for freedom was Anna Hazare. As Purie pointed out, “The difference between India and China is that an Anna Hazare could not have happened there.” A standing ovation greeted the man who has pitted, as Purie said, “the power of hunger against the hunger for power”, Hazare, speaker of the inaugural keynote session Yeh Dil Maange No More Corruption, rooted for development as India’s route to nirvana: “Development is just as important as stopping corruption,” because Indian politicians believe “what is mine is mine and what is yours is also mine”. It did not take Hazare long to give the conclave its first headline. He announced a nationwide tour within the next two months and said, “Either Jan Lokpal will come, or I will sacrifice my life. There are no two ways about that.”The idea of the Asian Century took on multiple meanings. But China appeared like a reference point in multiple sessions. Kissinger, Nobel laureate, the first official American emissary to Communist China and responsible for opening up a dialogue between Washington and Beijing, expressed his faith in the “balance of Asia”, with close ties between China and America, as also between India and America. “China and the US have different approaches to the problem of international affairs,” he said. “Americans think every problem has a solution, the Chinese believe that there is no ultimate solution to any problem. Americans have grown up with the concept of sovereignty. The Chinese have never known it.”advertisementIf Kissinger’s visit to China in 1972 prepared the ground for the country “to enter the world”, in 2012 it finally arrived “on the world stage”, said Jon Huntsman Jr. The former governor of Utah, US, is noted most for bringing China into the World Trade Organization in 2001 as an ambassador. The man who has adopted a daughter each from India and China believes the biggest challenge to the Asian Century is China’s ongoing struggle to cope with the role of a world leader. The Fifth Generation of leaders is about to come of age, grabbing 70 per cent of the top posts at the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in autumn this year. They do not bear any spiritual connection to the Deng Xiaoping period. They will, however, have to convince “the average citizen that it is now time to take the Renminbi out of the mattress and invest in society,” he said.Click here to EnlargeChina returned as a refrain in the Budget session between Kaushik Basu, chief economic adviser, finance ministry; BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley; Rahul Bajaj, chairman of Bajaj Auto; Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group; and Malvinder Singh, executive chairman, Fortis Group. With liberalisation making it easier for foreign manufacturers to enter Indian markets, Indian businesses often find it difficult to compete with low-priced imports from a low-cost country like China. It keeps prices of key industrial inputs low for domestic manufacturers, and high for foreign manufacturers. Should India follow that model? The ‘Chinese model’ was also called into question by Anwar bin Ibrahim, Leader of Opposition and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia. “The debate whether to choose between the Indian model or the Chinese model is due to failure of democratic values. Given half a chance, people will choose democracy with whatever limitations,” he said. China may have done remarkably well in terms of economic reform but in political reforms, India is still the country that Asians must look up to, he explained.Click here to EnlargeThe road towards the Asian Century is strewn with daunting policy, institutional and governance challenges. Where is India headed in these areas? It would not be possible without gender equity, said Bollywood’s leading lady Kareena Kapoor. The Indian film industry may have come a long way from slotting women either as glamour dolls or as downtrodden women, but the heroine is still not on a par with the hero when it comes to her economic status. Kapoor was thrilled with the new wave of films centred around the heroine. “It’s no fun standing behind Shah Rukh Khan and saying, ‘Hey, I’m also here’. I hope directors write more roles and I get to choose,” she said.In the sports session, ace cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag dismissed recent match-fixing allegations made by a London-based daily, saying they were confident no Indian cricketer would ever think of getting into that messy turf. The road ahead for them was inclusion of young players. “There is a need to push them in the national selection but it would be difficult to find replacements for the troika of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag overnight,” said Singh. Nasser Hussain, former England captain, was at his witty best. He compared Indian players to biryani. “Indian cricketers are like how my mom used to cook biryani. Its all undercooked or overcooked,” he said. Play and move on was Sehwag’s mantra. “Wins and losses are part of life.” Capitalism needs to have a compassionate face, was the talking point for Kapil Sibal, Union minister for HRD and IT and communications, and Vince Cable, UK secretary of state for business, innovation and skills. In the wake of the collapse of the American banking system and the crisis in Europe, the question assumed added relevance. Both began with references to Adam Smith’s book, The Wealth of Nations. Sibal even quoted from his own poem for the occasion. “This laissez faire has come apart/ The end is here rebuild and start/ Late Adam Smith cannot provide/ A recipe to turn the tide.”There was a surprise in store at the conclave. Controversial former Union railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, who presented the first growth-oriented Budget for the Railways in nine years, walked in to thunderous applause. Speaking about the railway budget he presented on March 14 that forced him to quit, Trivedi talked about populist politics derailing the development agenda. “If Railways is not the growth engine, India will not grow. Railways is not someone’s property. If the Railways is healthy, I guarantee you even Warren Buffet will invest in it,” he said.Technology is moving ideas and cultures across borders and the World Wide Web is bringing people in Asia closer together. For Facebook India head Kirthiga Reddy, the Web revolution depends on putting people at the centre, especially in rural areas. Stressing the importance of community initiatives, Reddy explained how through Facebook, farmers in Sangli, Maharashtra, were able to reverse the price drop of turmeric. “We’re excited about what’s to come.” For Rajan Anandan, country head of Google, consumer is the ultimate king, the reason why e-commerce in India hit the $6 billion mark in 2011. “Today, people are increasingly drawn to the Web to live out their dreams and fantasies; the Web has become the one-stop shop for all needs,” Anandan said. He hit the nail on the head when he summed it up thus: “The relevant question today is no longer one about who will win the Web. Let’s instead focus on getting the next million Net users to log on.”Click here to EnlargeUltimately, it is the question of taking different routes to the next step. For yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has built an enormous empire of money, power, influence and controversies in a decade, the right path is to stop multinationals from taking out thousands of crores of rupees from the country. For rights activist Dr Binayak Sen, who was branded a traitor and incarcerated without trial, citizen activism is the only way to cleanse India. “Where is the state and what is its role when as much as 51 per cent of the adult population in India is proven to be suffering from chronic malnutrition?” asked Sen. “Democracy has to mean, and has to be made to mean, governance by common consent, governance by consent of the common citizen. Anything less and we will have a catastrophe on our hands.”Click here to EnlargeNamal Rajapaksa, the son of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, became the youngest MP in 2010 at age 23 and represents the third generation of Rajapaksas in politics. For him, the privilege of belonging to a political family is not enough to ensure success. “Belonging to a political family meant easy access to a party ticket, it did not necessarily guarantee success,” he said. Making a rare public appearance, Bangladesh’s Sajeeb Wazed, special adviser to the Awami League and son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, traced his entry into politics by citing the chaos in his country after the 2001 elections. It compelled him to return from the US to draw attention to the wave of atrocities being perpetuated by the Opposition, the Bangladesh National Party.And then it was time for Salman Rushdie, a writer who revels in the plurality of the subcontinent, said Aatish Taseer, the British-born writer-journalist who moderated the concluding session. No one, he pointed out, has let Rushdie down as much as the subcontinent. “Cambridge teaches one to be savagely critical, without being impolite,” said Rushdie, still smarting at the way he was forced to skip the Jaipur Literature Festival this January. It was a skill he displayed to blistering effect against a range of public personalities who had opted out of the conclave because of him, chiefly Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. He reminded the audience about Khan’s London “playboy days” when he was allegedly referred to as “Im the Dim”. He argued that Khan was trying to present himself as the acceptable face of Pakistan by placating the mullahs, talked about “the physical resemblance between Imran and Gaddafi”, and talked about the “immeasurable hurt” caused to Muslims by LeT terrorists and the clandestine refuge offered to Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Rushdie also took swipes at writer Chetan Bhagat, who was in the audience and had allegedly taken a stand against Rushdie at Jaipur, and even at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. He concluded by saying that India deserved to be led better than it was. “All of us have the ability to speak our minds,” said Rushdie.The conclave, however, is not only for elite thought leaders or even for serious students of politics, economy and business. Outside the main hall, participants loiter in the various lounges, cafes, lobbies and lecture halls. They talk, chat, network, meet, watch, observe, hover, eavesdrop, drink coffee, eat, float around, name-drop and tweet as they wait for chance encounters. Young artists turn up with sketch pads, notable photographers come without cameras, new writers come with publishers and public relations professionals exchange visiting cards.What did they talk about this year? Psst. “Who is she?” asked Nasser Hussain, after being photographed with Kareena Kapoor. “Instead of doping, you can call them supplements. But do you really think it’s possible to win the 100m gold medal without using those?” Who said that? Manisha Malhotra, CEO of Mittal Champions Trust. “With hard work and with strong determination, we can win the gold,” said Vikas Krishan, welterweight boxing champion. There were others who were charmingly ignorant of the controversies surrounding the conclave. “Who is Salman Rushdie? Is he the president of some country?” asked cricketer Virender Sehwag. Someone please explain to Sehwag before Sir Salman gets angry again.See you next year.- With Bhavna Vij-Aurora, Deepshikha Punj, Gunjeet Sra, Kaushik Deka, Monalisa Arthur, Shafi Rahman, Sandeep Unnithan, Shantanu Guha Ray, Shravya Jain, Olina Banerji, Prachi Bhuchar and Varoon P. Anandlast_img read more

NBA: Paul George demands more ‘respect’ for his defensive prowess

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I don’t think I get the respect. I’ve done it at a high level in Indiana,” George said of his defensive capabilities.“But that’s an award the media gets to vote for and chooses. I don’t think I was on that national level in terms of my defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJustifying his case a premier defender in this league, George was instrumental in the Thunder’s victory against the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, on Thursday, holding Kevin Durant down to an 8-of-17 shooting while committing four turnovers.Through 18 games this year, George is leading the league in steals at 2.6 per contest while also tallying an impressive 5.1 deflections each night. His relentlessness is also a big factor for OKC ranking highest in turnovers forced rating (18.8)—the best in the NBA.Prior to landing in Oklahoma City, George was one of the catalysts of the Indiana Pacers suffocating defense a few years back.“We had one of the best defenses in history in Indiana. I had a lot of help,” he said.“A tremendous amount of help. I thought I was the best one-on-one defender early in my career. I get a chance to showcase that here,” George added.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY: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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View comments After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads NBA: Westbrook says it’s his duty to make George, Anthony comfortable with ThunderSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Celtics back on track, rout Magic Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) tries to get past Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City.  AP/Chris Nicoll, FileOklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is regarded as one of the best two-way players in the league today for his tenacity on both ends on the floor.Although considered as a lockdown defender at the wing position, most fans still view the four-time All Star as a pure scorer, which he recently addressed to Marc Spears of The Undefeated.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021last_img read more

Brownlee refuses to point finger at refs: ‘They make mistakes’

first_imgDo we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto “You can’t control that,” said Brownlee Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The referees are not perfect, I’m not a perfect basketball player, so they make mistakes.”Alexander looked to have committed a traveling violation late in the fourth quarter but escaped to drill a mid-range jumper that gave the Slingers an 84-76 lead with 2:02 left in the game. Singapore held on to bust Alab’s streak, 90-80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“They try to do their best and I’ll try to do my best because that’s what I can control… We just need to win more games and get our rhythm back,” Brownlee added.Alab, which now sits with a 3-4 card, came out firing earlier in the game and built a 10-2 lead at the 5:23 mark of the first period. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHolding on to the past isn’t something Justin Brownlee is fond of.The Alab forward said the non-call on Singapore’s Xavier Alexander supposed travel is all water under the bridge as they now shift their focus on their future games in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Alapag livid over ‘really bad call’ but won’t blame refs for Alab loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Singapore, however, stormed back in the second to take a 26-21 lead off a 12-2 run that AJ Mandani capped off with a three-pointer at the 5:41 mark.And although Alab tied the game at 64-64 at the end of the third quarter, Mandani once more caught fire in the final frame and capped off the Slingers’ 11-2 run with a triple with 5:58 left.“We came out trying to set the tone early but give credit to Singapore, coming off a loss, they just came out with a lot of energy, a lot of awareness, and they were focused,” said Brownlee after his Alab team beat the Slingers 89-80 in Singapore on Jan. 7.“They came in, and they fought hard. They deserve it. I think we relaxed a little bit. Coming off a couple of wins, by human nature, you tend to do that.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Goldwin Monteverde gets UE coaching post

first_imgMonteverde will inherit a UE squad, which went 3-11 this past UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, led by super scorer Alvin Pasaol and playmaker Philip Manalang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGoldwin Monteverde will be the new head coach for University of the East.The decorated bench tactician has been appointed as the new chief for the Red Warriors, taking over the post left by coach Derrick Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives LATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax02:49Robredo: 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 Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Sources close to the situation confirmed that Monteverde has been introduced to the team Friday morning.Monteverde, though, will have to wait until the end of the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament before assuming the role as he is still currently the coach for the NU Bullpups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMonteverde steered NU to an 11-3 record and the second-seed, giving the Bullpups the a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals.The multi-titled mentor previously coached Chiang Kai Shek College in various collegiate leagues and also had a stint with the Adamson Baby Falcons. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Austrian snowboarder Schairer breaks neck in scary crash ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings faces Kolkata Knight Riders