With EAC’s season all but over, Onwubere hopes to go out on a high note

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “When we lost against Arellano, we felt the season was already over,” he said, referring to their 84-79 loss to the Chiefs last September 22.EAC lost Hamadou Laminou five games into the season due to a torn ACL on his right knee, while Jervin Guzman also suffered the same fate midway through the second round. Starting forward Juju Bautista also missed considerable amount of time after suffering a shoulder injury, but was eventually able to make it back to EAC in the second round.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 shutoutOnwubere couldn’t help but feel that stars just weren’t aligned for the Generals’ after setting lofty goals of making it to the Final Four before the season started.“It feels like this season wasn’t really for us. We had lots of struggle in this year’s campaign. It’s my last year and it’s really sad that we won’t be able to achieve our Final Four goals,” he said. But though the season is already lost, the Fil-Nigerian forward said that EAC can still finish the season on a high as it faces St. Benilde on Thursday and Perpetual to cap off its eliminations schedule next week.“I just told my teammates to enjoy our remaining games. Maybe that’s our goal right now, to finish the season strong,” he said.As Onwubere’s collegiate career winds down, he’s also hoping to impart some valuable lessons to his teammates in their final two games.“I want to show them that we can achieve a lot if we work hard. That’s something I want them to learn: the work ethic,” he said. “Even though we’re missing some of our teammates due to injury, we still have to work and show that we’re competing. In these last two games, I want them to do their best, work hard, and enjoy our game.”But if there’s one thing Onwubere won’t settle for, it’s ending his collegiate career on the losing end.ADVERTISEMENT “All I want is for us to win,” he said. “I don’t want to graduate on a losing note, that my last game in EAC will be a loss. Of course, I want to win.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Warriors think Westbrook’s style is ‘easy to defend’—report LATEST STORIES With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go PLAY LIST 01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck01:37Protesters 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. Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThough there’s still a remote possibility of Emilio Aguinaldo College squeaking into the NCAA Season 93 Final Four picture with a 6-10 card, Sidney Onwubere has already accepted his team’s fate.The Generals were often inconsistent as they struggled fight through injuries to their key cogs through the course of the season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Pelicans keep winning, beat Mavericks

first_imgView comments Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “They’ve got some answers over there and they’re playing well,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.Dennis Smith Jr. also scored 23 for Dallas, which has lost three straight and 17 of 21.TIP-INSPelicans: Mirotic started in place of Emeka Okafor, who sat out with a sprained right ankle. The 24 points were the most for Mirotic since the Pelicans acquired him from the Bulls on Feb. 1. … Cheick Diallo also had a double-double for the Pelicans, with 13 points and 15 rebounds.Mavericks: Were without Wesley Matthews, who had a left hip injury. … Scotty Hopson, signed Monday to a 10-day contract, saw his first action for the Mavericks after entering the game with 4:57 left in the first quarter. He scored one point. … Coach Rick Carlisle said it’s possible Dorian Finney-Smith could return to action later this week. Finney-Smith has missed 55 games with left quadriceps tendinitis.DROWNING OUT THE BOOSPelicans guard Rajon Rondo still gets booed nearly every time he gets the ball at American Airlines Center following a turbulent half-season with the Mavericks in 2014-15. But he helped to quiet the crowd by engineering the New Orleans offense and finishing one rebound short of a triple-double.The 12-year veteran earned the praise of his rookie counterpart Smith.“He’s a floor general,” Smith said. “He does a great job of communicating with his guys, keeping everybody involved. He was knocking down the jumper today, too.”RECOGNIZING EFFORT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, Nikola Mirotic added 24 in a rare start and the New Orleans Pelicans won their eighth in a row, 126-109 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.Davis finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, scoring most of his points from inside 5 feet. Rajon Rondo added 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNew Orleans has averaged 127 points during its streak and cleared 118 in all eight games.“We are just playing fast,” Davis said. “When we play fast, we are able to score in transition and get a lot of easy looks.” Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READcenter_img Holiday scored 19 in the first half as the Pelicans held a double-digit lead for most of the last three quarters, save for one fleeting Dallas run at the start of the fourth.“To me, Jrue is probably if not the best two-way player we have in our game,” Rondo said. “One through four, he can check those guys. I think people are starting to see what he’s doing just because of this win streak, but he’s been doing it his whole career.”Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 23 points for the Mavericks, passing Elvin Hayes for eighth all-time in field goals with 10,980.Dallas opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run after scoring the final five in the third quarter to get within 91-87. Kyle Collinsworth scored on a three-point play, and Nowitzki and J.J. Barea hit 3-pointers.After calling timeout, New Orleans reinserted Davis and Rondo, and the Pelicans answered with 10 straight points, including 3s by Holiday and Mirotic.ADVERTISEMENT Player of the Week: Cruz helps TNT make playoffs Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LATEST STORIES Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry praised the Mavericks’ run early in the fourth quarter as a sign they’re still going all-out despite owner Mark Cuban’s comments about how losing would benefit the team.“Anyone who thinks these guys are tanking is crazy,” Gentry said. “I know Harrison Barnes, I know Dirk, I know those guys. When they are out there playing, they are playing to win. We let up a little bit and you saw what happened.”Carlisle wasn’t as effusive about his own team, saying, “I don’t want to be gushing too many positives after getting beat by 20. That’s just kind of not my thing.”UP NEXTPelicans: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Mavericks: Host Denver on Tuesday. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, right, drives around Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brad Loper)DALLAS — On a night when his jumper wasn’t falling, Anthony Davis still found a way to do some damage in the paint.And he had plenty of help.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Filoil: Red Lions bag second win

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Arnaud Noah led San Beda with 16 points and eight rebounds while Javee Mocon had a 10-point, 10-rebound line.Alvin Pasaol had a game-high 19 points and six rebounds to lead UE. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 MOST READ WATCH: MMA fighter gets slapped by mom after losing fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda ran roughshod to its second straight win in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with a 68-55 beating of University of the East Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Red Lions, who played their first game in the preseason tournament later than some of the teams, are now at 2-0 to remain spotless in Group B while the Red Warriors are at 2-4.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast San Beda had to weather an early storm from the Red Warriors after falling 21-12 in the first quarter.The second period became a different scenario for the Red Lionss as they outscored UE, 26-7, to close the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“It was a bad start,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez whose team went on a week-long training camp in the United States at the start of the tournament.“We need to change our mentality in terms of starting a game because we were down in the first but we managed to hold on and allow just seven points in the second quarter.last_img read more

Clippers coach Rivers on Chris Paul trade: ‘I hate the way it ended’

first_imgThe perennial All Star spent the last six seasons anchoring Doc Rivers’ offense and has certainly created a bond with the player-turned-coach.Shortly after the blockbuster trade went down, the Clippers’ head honcho spoke about the deal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I hate the way it ended,” Rivers told Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. “I wish we could have ended it better, as far as winning. But as a franchise, we love where we’re at.”Although he certainly lost the cornerstone of the franchise, Rivers acknowledged some of the talented players he got in return. 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 What ‘missteps’? Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LIVE on NBA TV! pic.twitter.com/EmuCJbt2Z8— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 28, 2017 NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster deal Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers  APThe NBA’s surprisingly busy summer of blockbuster deals continue, as Chris Paul was sent packing from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets in exchange for seven players on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).READ: NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster dealADVERTISEMENT “Under the circumstances, I thought we did terrific,” he shared. “Getting Patrick Beverley and (Sam) Dekker and Montrezl (Harell) was very important for us.”Meanwhile, Rockets GM Daryl Morey said he brought Paul in to keep up with the “weapons race” in the league.“You’re either in the weapons race or on the sidelines,” he said during a press conference. “We felt like this is, with James Harden  in his prime and Chris Paul in his prime, this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams that are out there.”Aside from Paul, athletic forward Blake Griffin is expected to sign elsewhere as well, while DeAndre has also been the subject of multiple trade talks.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra“It’s a weapons race in the NBA. You’re either in the weapons race or on the sidelines.” –@dmorey on Chris Paul trade…ADVERTISEMENT View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Konglast_img read more

No plans yet as Andre Paras focused on honing skills

first_imgAndre Paras. PBA IMAGESIt may have been a confidence-building first season for Andre Paras in the PBA D-League, but he knows that there’s still a lot to learn before he thinks about making the jump to the pros.“I still need to work on a lot of things,” he admitted as he and the rest of AMA Online Education bowed out of the 2017 Foundation Cup on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT The 21-year-old center is willing to take the long route to improve on his game while trying to help the Titans to a better campaign the next season.“I’m not hiding anything. We need to work on a lot of things especially on offense and defense,” he said. “For those out there who understands basketball, we’ve had so many lapses, and as a player and as someone who loves the game, we really lack execution and defense. We need to develop our individual skills too, so that when you combine all of those, it will look fluid in the game.”Paras said it’s a challenge he and the team must face head-on as they hope to rebound from this woeful 1-9 campaign.“It’s growing pains. The chemistry is there, but I think in the court, we need to mature as players . When it comes to the game, everyone should have one mindset,” he said.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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Tennis star’s father pleads not guilty to molesting girls MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Paras is averaging 8.67 points, 13.33 rebounds, and 1.56 assists this conference in a promising showing with the Titans.But the second-generation baller knows his efforts are still not enough if he decides to take the leap now so he wants to focus on honing his game first.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“To be honest, I don’t really have plans with anything. So I guess what I can work on is on my individual game,” he said.“I need to work on strength because as you can see, I’ve been playing pretty much the whole game. For me, it’s not enough that I get 10 rebounds. I need to have timing, speed, and strength. You can always say you gave your heart and you gave it your all, but you really need to do it.” View commentslast_img read more

Fantastic Finch seals 7-wicket win for Victoria

first_imgAaron Finch stole the show with a breezy unbeaten 93 and singlehandely powered Victoria to a sensational seven-wicket win over Central District in their second Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament here today.Finch was at his destructive best as he clobbered the bowlers for 11 fours and three sixes en route his 60-ball match-winning innings.The 23–year-old right-hander was ably supported by Victoria skipper David Hussey and Andrew McDonald, who made an identical 17-ball 18.Chasing Central District’s challenging 166-run target, Victoria rode on Finch’s brilliance to romp home in 19.4 overs and bring back their campaing on track after the opening 28-run loss against Warriors in the Twenty20 event.For Central District it is their second consecutive defeat in the tournament after their 57-run loss to Chennai Super Kings and now stands in the brink of elimation.Earlier, riding on captain Jamie How’s unbeaten 77, Central District overcame a scratchy start to post a competitive 165 for five.How decorated his 55-ball unconquered stay at the crease with 10 fours and three sixes.Victoria started their chase on a steady fashion with Rob Quiney and Aaron Finch adding 40 runs in 4.3 overs.But if not for butterfingered wicket-keeper Tim Weston the scenario could have been different as he dropped a regulation catch off Quiney in the fourth over.But it was not to be Quiney’s day as he failed to cash in on the opportunity and clipped one straight to Michael Mason at short-fine leg off Seth Rance in the next over.advertisementRance seemed to emerge as the lucky bowler for Central Districts as his next over too produced an wicket but this time, courtesy a run out. Victoria wicket-keeper Mathew Wade was the unlucky batsman in contention who fall to a mix up with Finch.Finch, however, remained steady at the other hand and dealt mostly in singles and twos with occasional boundaries in between.Together with captain David Hussey, he stitched a 51-run third wicket stand to keep the Australian side in the reckoning.However, poor fielding was the order of the day for the Kiwi side as Woker dropped dangerman Finch on 43 off his own bowling.But just when it seemed the match was slowly going away from Central Districts grip, Doug Bracewell came up with the big wicket of Hussey, caught by Weston of a short delivery.Finch and Andrew McDonald tried to use their long handle to the maximum with Victoria needing 48 of the last four overs.The duo hit some lusty blows and managed to brought down the equation to 25 off the last two overs.Finch was at his attacking best as he welcomed Mason with a lofty hit over extra cover in the penultimate over to bring down the asking rate.With 12 runs needed of the last over, Finch edged Bracewell to the thirdman boundary in the opening ball and then after two singles, the right-hander finished the runchase with a lofty hit over long-on.Earlier, electing to bat, How led from the front with an unbeaten 77 to take Central Districts to a challenging score after they were two wickets down in the opening over of Peter Siddle.How took the onus on himself to guide his team out of danger and build two crucial partnerships — first with George Worker (29 off 25) and then with Brendon Diamanti (19 off 11) to take the Kiwi side past 150-mark.Together with Worker, How first ressurected the Central Districts with a 48-ball 53-run fourth wicket stand and then added a quickfire 33-ball 66 along with Diamanti to give his bowlers a defendable score.But irrespective of the scorecard, it was Victoria’s bowlers who mantained control over the major part of the proceedings.However, a determined How’s blaxing blade spoiled their party in the end with Central Distrcist piling up 67 runs in the last six overs.For Victoria, Peter Siddle, who returned after a seven-and-a-half months’ lay-off, was exceptional upfront, picking up two Central Districts batsmen in the very first over of the match.last_img read more

Wireless ‘junk’ rented for Rs 100 cr

first_imgTalk about money and the Delhi Commonwealth Games was definitely the most expensive.The government had obtained 10,000 Tetra sets on rent and distributed them to 17 agencies, including the Delhi Police during the Games.And it wasn’t just about financial irregularities. The Games has also left behind an unwanted legacy in the form of thousands of Tetra communication sets.The sets, rented at a cost of Rs 100 crore, were touted as a secure communication technology of “the future”. Numbering 10,000, they were obtained by the state government and distributed among 17 agencies, including the Delhi Police, during the Games.But within days of the Games’ end, a letter from the Delhi Police to the state government on the “viability” and “reliability” of the sets raised questions about the crores of rupees spent on the technology.”We were shown the dreams of a BMW car with the latest technology. But what we ultimately got was worse than the Ambassador cars we have been using,” a senior Delhi Police officer said about the Tetra handsets. Delhi Police were given over 3,000 such sets during the Games.Sources in the state government confirmed that the police have raised concerns about the communication system.”Their letter questions the credibility of these sets. It cites instances of sets not functioning, loss of signal and at times the sets going blank and creating communication hassles. The officers also said they didn’t rely on this communication technology during the Games,” a senior state government official said.Delhi Police officers related instances when these Tetra sets failed as they were trying to use them within the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. There was sudden loss of signal causing inconvenience to the security personnel.advertisementFor the moment, the police continue to use their seasoned wireless sets while the Tetra sets worth crores have been rendered “virtually useless.” Delhi government’s IT secretary Savitur Prasad, though, downplayed the problems. “All those who involved in the Games, including the police’s venue commanders, DTC, MCD, government officials and the OC staff used these sets. We didn’t hear of any problems. These sets are perfect and the technology is one for the future. Even the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will be using this very communication system,” he said.The police brass, though, isn’t impressed with the government’s stand and is waiting for an early solution to the problem.”We will try and resolve the issue with the IT department,” DCP Rajan Bhagat said.A senior officer said: “At present, the technology isn’t even working to the standard of our existing system and so we can’t use it. The government says things will be better in future. In that case, let them come back to us with it in the future.” The entire episode may ultimately rub the Delhi Police brass the wrong way as senior government officials said the money for the sets was released after the cops gave their nod to the technology.”They may be having these problems now, but why did their brass give the nod to the technology without prior checks? Crores could have been saved had they done that,” a senior government official said.DCP Navez Mumtaz of the Delhi Police’s communication department, said: “We are only the customers. They gave us these sets and we distributed them and sent back whatever feedback we got. Now it is the service provider’s (state government) responsibility to iron out the problems.”last_img read more

Malinga’s hat-trick help Sri Lanka beat Kenya by nine wickets

first_imgPacer Lasith Malinga made a grand entry into the World Cup by notching up an unprecedented second hat-trick in the mega event as Sri Lanka crushed minnows Kenya by nine wickets in a group A match in Colombo on Tuesday. ScoreSri Lanka bowled out Kenya for a meagre 142 with Malinga, playing his first match of the tournament, single-handedly destroying Kenya with a career-best six-wicket haul.And replying, the hosts cruised to 146 for one in just 18.4 overs with Tillakaratne Dilshan (44), Upul Tharanga (67 unbeaten) and skipper Kumar Sangakkara (27 unbeaten) scoring freely.Malinga also earned the distinction of becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup for the second time as he first achieved the feat earlier in the 2007 edition against South Africa.It was also the second hat-trick of the ongoing World Cup in as many days after West Indies’ Kemar Roach produced the first against the Netherlands in Delhi on Monday.Obuya brothers — Collins (52) and David (51) — were the only batsmen from Kenya to reach the double-digit mark and it was because of their fighting 92-run third-wicket stand that the African nation could reach near the 150-run mark.Malinga, who had not played the first two games due to a back problem, accounted for four opposition wickets, including a hat-trick, in a span of 12 balls at the R Premadasa stadium.Kenya’s lower middle-order spoilt the hardwork of Obuya brothers as they lost their last eight wickets for just 40 runs.Opting to bat, Kenya found the Lankan pace duo of Malinga (6/38) and Nuwan Kulasekara (1/18) too hot to handle as they lost openers — Maurice Ouma and Seren Waters — for just eight runs.advertisementKulasekera struck early for the home team, trapping Ouma in the second over with a delivery that moved in after pitching. The batsman went for the review but TV umpire upheld the decision.Malinga soon got into the act and trapped Waters in the next over with a lethal indipping yorker that hit the batsman on his toes.Although Waters did not go for the review, he was perhaps little unlucky as TV replays later showed the ball was missing leg-stump.Then came in the Obuya brothers, who displayed tremendous grit and determination to steady the rocking Kenyan ship. They showed exemplary patience to rescue Kenya with a 92-run partnership that came off 177 balls.It took another lethal yorker from Malinga to separate the brothers when he cleaned up Collins but not before the right-hander notched up his maiden World Cup half-century that came off 100 balls and was studded with four boundaries.Veteran Steve Tikolo (7) once again disappointed with the bat as Tillakaratene Dilshan pulled off a blinder at point off Angelo Mathews.Just like his brother Collins, David too threw away his wicket after doing all the hard work and at a time when Kenya needed him the most. He was caught by Thilan Samaraweera off Muttiah Muralitharan.Captain Jimmy Kamande did very little to his inspire his team as he was brilliantly run out by a diving Chamara Silva in the next over. And then in the last ball Malinga came up with yet another toe-wrecking yorker to end Tanmay Mishra’s struggle at the crease.Malinga then castled through the defence of Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche in the first two deliveries of his next over to register the second hat-trick of this tournament.He then cleaned up the Kenyan tail with another perfect yorker which was too hot for last man Elijah Otieno.last_img read more

Cricket fans lathicharged outside Bangalore stadium

first_imgChinnaswamy stadium in BangaloreCricket fans were on Thursday lathicharged outside the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, where thousands of them had turned up for tickets to the India-England World Cup match, scheduled on February 27. The ticker seekers got upset over the non-availability of tickets. Soon, Bangalore Police resorted to lathicharge the angry fans. The BCCI had been rapped on the knuckles by the ICC over the ticketing fiasco at all stadia.last_img

London Olympics: Rebecca Soni wins gold in women’s 200m breaststroke swimming

first_imgRebecca Soni of the United States won the women’s 200m breaststroke gold, smashing the world record by half a second. Soni, the defending Olympic champion, won in 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds Thursday.Satomi Suzuki of Japan took the silver in 2:20.72, with Iuliia Efimova of Russia settling for the bronze in 2:20.92.last_img