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Ray Allen visits Manila

first_imgRead Next Jesus Shuttlesworth is coming to Manila.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 shutoutRetired NBA player Ray Allen Jr. is heading to the country for the first time on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT The two-time NBA champion is making a side trip to the Philippines after attending Sneaker Con Hong Kong over the weekend.It is unclear, though, what Allen’s itinerary here would be.Allen, widely known as one of the purest shooters to ever play the game, last played for the Miami Heat where he helped LeBron James and company win the championship in 2013.He also won the title with the Boston Celtics in 2008.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label PLAY LIST 01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters 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 SEA Games debacle looms WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments On his Instagram account @trayfour, Allen posted a photo of the boarding pass of his flight from Hong Kong to “thrilla” Manila. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Cavs’ Derrick Rose out with sprained ankle

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day PBA Draft Combine starts Monday Rose landed awkwardly, but stayed in the game to shoot two free throws before going to the bench. The play was originally called a common foul but was upgraded to a flagrant 1 Saturday by the NBA.Jose Calderon started at point guard Saturday for the Cavaliers, who have won their first two games.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 shutoutRose signed a one-year contract with Cleveland in July. He became the team’s starter when Kyrie Irving was traded to Boston.Rose was named the league’s MVP in 2011 while with the Chicago Bulls, but has battled injuries since. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker, right, defends against a driving Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose was held out of Saturday night’s game against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained left ankle.Rose twisted his ankle after being fouled by Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe while driving to the basket in the fourth quarter on Friday. Monroe grabbed Rose by his neck and pulled him to the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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La Salle outlasts UST in thriller

first_imgThe Golden Tigresses, however, eventually shot themselves in the foot with three straight errors that gave La Salle a 13-8 lead.Tin Tiamzon then gave La Salle the 14-8 match point with a crosscourt kill before a team block on Rondina ended the match.La Salle bucked down against the two-person onslaught of UST in the form of Rondina and rookie Melina Alessandrini, who had 28 and 18 points, respectively.And UST’s two stars weren’t the only problems for the Lady Spikers as Season 78 Finals MVP Kianna Dy played with a sore right knee after hyperextending the joint in practice a couple of weeks ago.De Jesus said he had to wait until team physicians gave Dy the clearance to play to adjust his lineup.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “I had to make adjustments in the last minute, and it proved really difficult on how to rotate my players.” AFP official booed out of forum Read Next MOST READ Nabor quietly guides NU to victory John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPushed to its limit, defending champion De La Salle University scraped past University of Santo Tomas, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Spikers began their first year without famed setter Kim Fajardo and they relied on a balanced attack by their veterans to throw off the pesky Golden Tigresses.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City And as untested as she may be compared to the three-time UAAP Best Setter, Michelle Cobb proved her worth for the Lady Spikers as she orchestrated their offense to the tune of 37 excellent sets, 11 more than the UST team.Reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron led La Salle with 19 points while Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya had 12 and 10 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“We really expected that we won’t beat UST that easily,” said La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus in Filipino. “As for now, I can give my players a passing grade because they won, although I really saw their character in the fifth set.”The Lady Spikers had a comfortable 10-5 lead in the fifth set but saw the lead dwindle to two, 10-8, after Cherry Rondina sneaked an off-speed left-hander. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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Lesnar barely survives Joe at WWE Great Balls of Fire

first_imgMOST READ There, Reigns reversed the ambulance at full speed, crashing the back to one of WWE’s production trucks as EMTs tried to take a bloodied Strowman out of the vehicle.Sasha Banks came out on top of Alexa Bliss, but the countout victory kept the Raw Women’s Championship in the champion’s arms.Irked with the result, Banks attacked Bliss on the ramp and hit her signature double-knee attack off the announce table to ground the champion.The Miz also retained his WWE Intercontinental Championship, hitting a Skull Crushing Finale on Dean Ambrose off a distraction from Miz’ entourage Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.Cesaro and Sheamus successfully defended their Raw Tag Team Championships, beating the Hardy Boyz, 4-3, in their 30-minute Ironman match.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 The titlists came out of the gates firing, jumping to a 3-1 lead before Matt Hardy tied the knot at three-all with a Twist of Fate from the top turnbuckle on Sheamus.The Hardys seemed to have gained momentum of the match late, with Jeff Hardy connecting with a Swanton Bomb, but Cesaro snuck in and pinned him after the move to gain the 4-3 lead with 29 seconds remaining.Shocked with what transpired, Jeff chased Cesaro on the outside and finally connected with a Twist of Fate, but his match-tying pinfall came too little too late.Bray Wyatt nailed Seth Rollins with a Sister Abigail to win their match after the Eater of Worlds poked the Kingslayer in the eye.Big Cass squashed his former tag team partner Enzo Amore, throwing him at ringside before nailing the big boot to end the match.Heath Slater also topped Curt Hawkins in an impromptu match in the card.In the kickoff show, Neville successfully retained his WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Akira Tozawa, crotching the challenger on the top rope before nailing the roundhouse kick for the victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Brock Lesnar barely survived the challenge of Samoa Joe to retain his WWE Universal Championship at WWE Great Balls of Fire. Photo by WWE.comIt took one big move for Brock Lesnar to escape the clutches of Samoa Joe and retain his WWE Universal Championship at WWE Great Balls of Fire Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Dallas.The Beast Incarnate fought out of the dreaded Coquina Clutch and nailed the Destroyer with an F-5 to score the pinfall, but it took a lot from the defending champion to survive this challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Only a handful of riders can challenge Froome for Tour title  LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Joe attacked Lesnar even before Paul Heyman finished his introduction, pummeling the champion and even sending him through the Spanish announce table. The submission specialist continued to be the aggressor after Lesnar got back on his feet, as he tried for numerous times to take the air out of the champion with the Coquina Clutch, before the former UFC champion finally slipped out and connected with his finisher.It was Lesnar’s first title defense since winning the Universal title at WrestleMania from Goldberg on April.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 starsIn the night’s other matches, Braun Strowman came out on top in his highly physical ambulance match against Roman Reigns, evading the Big Dog’s spear to the ambulance and closing the doors shut to come away with the win.But the action didn’t end after the bell rung, as Reigns got out of the ambulance and speared Strowman to the ground, hitting him numerous times with the ambulance door before driving the Monster Among Men to the backstage. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View commentslast_img read more

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Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer by winning SEAG gold

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Kirstie Alora. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netFilipino jin Kirstie Alora is not the type who has a shortage of confidence.Alora will lead the Philippine contingent in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and the 27-year-old is going to Kuala Lumpur with a goal she and the country would be proud of.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games PH women’s netball team begins SEA Games campaign vs Thais NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m the one carrying the flag because I know I deserve the role,” said Alora in Filipino. “And I also want to prove that I deserve to carry the flag by winning a gold medal in the SEA Games.”“When I heard that I would be carrying the flag, I told myself that I would I have to prove it in Malaysia by winning.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Of course I’m proud to be the flag-bearer and we’re more inspired to strive harder because as the flag-bearer everyone will be looking at me” said Alora during the athletes’ send off. “We’ve prepared hard for this and I’m pretty sure we can produce the medals.”The Philippines had the second-best medal tally in taekwondo in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games winning three golds, three silvers, and two bronzes. 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 starsOnly Vietnam had a better record with five golds and three silvers.Alora, who represented the Philippines in the 2016 Rio Olympics, said it’s either gold or bust for her and the team in the Kuala Lumpur Games and that she wants to prove that she deserved her role as the Philippines’ flag-bearer. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Ind vs Eng: Bowling will decide series, says Rahul Dravid

first_imgSenior batsman Rahul Dravid termed the upcoming Test series between India and England as a fight between the bowling attacks of the two sides.”They have a good attack. They have improved since we last played them. We respect them but we know we can also play well. It might be the contest which decides the series,” Dravid said in London on Tuesday.England’s three-pronged attack of James Anderson, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad along with off-spinner Graeme Swann commands a lot of respect from opposition while India has great players like Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Dravid himself. The trio share 99 Test centuries between them.India Captain MS Dhoni during a practice session at Lord’s”The two teams have played well over the last few years. We are very proud of our record both home and away and England has a great record too. It surely gives an edge to the series,” commented Dravid.The stylish right-hander believes it is important that his side gets off to a good start, something which can set the tone for the high-profile series. “It’s important we start of well. We do realise that sometimes it hasn’t been as good as we would like it to be. We want to start well as it can make a big difference.” The senior batsman feels at home whenever he plays at Lord’s where he made his Test debut 15 years back.”Personally, it (Lord’s) has very special memories. I always feel in some strange way at home. I feel this is a place of cricket, I feel this is a place that understands cricket. I even come here when I am not playing. “That 95 which I scored (in debut) meant a lot to me. I had some good fortune to be able to play that Test match, there were a few injuries and I was lucky to get an opportunity.advertisement”I knew it might be my only chance and I’d have to go back to India and start again -and a lot of batsmen score first-class runs in India. I never expected that I’d be here 15 years later talking about it.”I remember, I was on 50 not out and walking across the Lord’s with Srinath that evening. I realised it was a very significant innings and had given me some more breathing space,” he recollected. Dravid recognised his role in the team was to lay the platform on which a few of the more exciting stroke- makers of his team could build the score.”With the advent of one-day and Twenty20 cricket, a lot of shots are played which is fantastic and great to watch. But every team has players with specific roles, specific skills and you need all kind of them. Men like Jonathan Trott have similar kind of role.”Men like Viru, Sachin and Laxman are more expressive stroke-players. It takes all kind of players to make a good team.” The Indians had a disappointing outing against Somerset, but Dravid said it wouldn’t unduly worry his team.”It can happen sometimes in tour games. Having come from the West Indies and worked hard for runs, you could experiment in such games and play too many shots. But we have learnt our lessons and have the skill to bounce back.” Inevitably, questions on coach Duncan Fletcher were asked and if he was fitting in well with the Indian team.”He has a calming influence and just speaking to him you know he’s someone who has seen a lot of situations, batsmen, techniques.”He is still feeling his way a little bit for besides the ones who were in the West Indies, others have been around with him for only 3-4 days.”With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Plans afoot to give Pragati Maidan worldly makeover

first_imgWasn’t Pragati Maidan going someplace else? The good news is, it isn’t. It is here to stay, and will get bigger and better.Plans are afoot for a phased redevelopment of Delhi’s landmark fairground that will increase its exhibition space by almost five times, bringing it on a par with similar grounds across the world.For some time, stories had been doing the rounds that the complex, spread over 124 acres of prime land in the heart of the city, would be shifted elsewhere in view of the traffic gridlocks that result in the area whenever Pragati Maidan hosts an exhibition (and it hosts 70 in a year).Click here to EnlargeBut Rita Menon, the chairman and managing director of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) that manages the complex, rubbished talks of the fairground moving into a new address. On the contrary, she disclosed that the complex was, in fact, being readied for a makeover that would draw more exhibitors and visitors to the place.”We have already appointed a consultant for the facelift plan. So let everyone be clear that we are not going anywhere. We will stay here, and redevelop it into a world-class facility for multipurpose use,” she said.For the planned makeover, the land-use of Pragati Maidan has to be first changed from ‘district park’, the current land-use status, to ‘commercial’ by the Union urban development ministry. For that, steps have already been initiated.”We have already received the government’s intent (to change the land-use) and are waiting for it to spell it out in black and white,” Menon said.advertisementThe phased redevelopment of the complex could begin as early as 2013, after the consultant is ready with the makeover plan, and work could go on till 2015.In the intermediate period, some of the top draws at Pragati Maidan such as the Defence Expo, the India International Trade Fair and Auto Expo, could be curtailed. “But ultimately the redeveloped exhibition halls will sport a look that will make them interchangeable for multiple use,” Menon said.Halls and other property inside the complex which are centrally air-conditioned or were refurbished for the Commonwealth Games will not be touched. Also left untouched will be hall no. 6, it being a heritage structure.Still, this leaves 40-50 per cent of the infrastructure as old and fit for redevelopment. While the exact plan will only be worked out by the consultant, ITPO officials do have a broad idea about what to expect.”The old halls will be taken down and rebuilt. There won’t be multiple floors in the new structures as exhibitors don’t prefer it universally. Everything will be on the ground floor and the halls’ infrastructure should allow display of items from a pin to a plan,” Menon said.Another major change will be linking all the halls, too scattered at present, with walkalators. “They need to be integrated, brought close to each other – as is the norm elsewhere in the world. People can look forward to walkalators inside the refurbished complex,” she said.The consultant will also look at the viability of having an alternate entry to the complex from Ring Road. “If it can be done through an underpass or some other way it will give us a strategic entry and will be great for the complex. But there are lots of complex issues that will have to be considered for this plan,” a senior official said.Other than these, the new complex will retain some of the existing, recently built structures and add new seminar, conference and convention spaces to the facility.last_img read more

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Bajaj Auto to launch new 100cc bike

first_imgBajaj Auto is all set to launch another 100cc bike to secure its number two position in the 2-wheeler market. The new bike would be the third 100cc offering from the automaker.  According to the report published in a newspaper, the company is working on a 100cc version of the Boxer motorcycle , codenamed D-104, which is set to debut in November.Currently, Bajaj sells 100cc versions of the Platina and Discover motorcycles, but the new 100cc Boxer is likley to offer much more than other existing 100cc offerings. The report said the automaker plans to take the fight directly to Heros Passion and Splendor and Hondas Dream Yuga, with the new motorcycle. The company plans to price it at around Rs 40,000/-, which would also give its rivals a tough competition. The bike in its segment would reportedly be the most advanced with electric start, front disc brake, digital instrumentation and LED brake lights. In order to reduce weight, the new 100cc bike is likely to be made of fibre and plastic instead of steel to further enhance its performance and make it fuel efficient.last_img read more

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Boxer Vikas Krishan out of Olympics after review of bout

first_imgIndia’s hopes in Olympics men’s boxing event suffered a big blow when medal contender Vikas Krishan was controversially ousted on Saturday from the 69kg competition after the governing body of the game AIBA overturned the result of his pre-quarterfinal bout, that he had won, following a review.The 20-year-old had won 13-11 over American Errol Spence in a thrilling contest last night, but following an appeal by his rival’s team management, AIBA awarded the bout 15-13 to the American.However, crying foul over AIBA’s decision the Indians have appealed against it after an emergency meeting of the boxing team with Chef-de-Mission and Indian Boxing Federation Secretary General P K Muralidharan Raja.The result of the appeal would be known later.The controversial decision to make Krishan, a gold medal winner at the last Asian Games in Guangzhou in 60kg, marred an otherwise quiet day for the Indians whose lukewarm challenge in men’s rowing ended without a whimper and woman distance runner Sudha Singh faded away in the 3000m steeplechase as she failed to qualify for the finals.The rowing duo of Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh ended up a poor second from last in the men’s double sculls race at the Eton Dorney Rowing centre.They avoided the wooden spoon by edging out the Egyptian team of Mohamed Nofel and Omar Emira in the 2000m race for minor placings, clocking 7 minutes, 8.39 seconds.Steeplechase runner Sudha, also a gold medal winner like Vikas at the 2010 Guangzhou Asiad, failed to match the time that she had clocked to make the “B” grade qualification standard for the Olympics, finishing 13th out of 15 runners in the first of three semi-final heats.The Central Railway employee hailing from Rae Bareily timed 9:48.86s in the race, almost a second off her national record of 9:47.70s that she had clocked in Spain on June 8 when making the Olympic grade.However, bringing cheers from the athletics arena was Commonwealth Games champion Krishna Poonia who qualified for the women’s discus throw final round while teammate Seema Antil missed out by a whisker.Poonia, thus, became only the sixth Indian to make it to the final round of track and field events in Olympics after Milkha Singh, P T Usha, S Sriram, Gurbachan Singh Randhawa and Anju Bobby George.Poonia finished eighth in the qualification round while Antil ended at 13th at the showpiece Olympic Stadium. Those who touched the qualification mark of 63.00m or the best 12 make it to the final round to be held later Saturday.Poonia began with a foul throw but regained her composure to hurl the one-kg discus to 63.54m to finish fifth in Group A and eighth overall.Antil had a best effort of 61.91m, which she came up in her third and final throw, to finish 13th and missed the final round.In the morning, the Vikas Krishan incident was the sour talking point as his exit has reduced India’s boxing hopes to three from the original seven in the Games.”There were a total of nine (9) holding fouls committed by the Indian boxer in the third round alone. However the referee only gave one caution,” the AIBA said in a statement after a review of Kishan’s bout by its Competition Jury.”In the second round, at the time 02:38, the boxer from India spitted out his gumshield intentionally. However the referee didn’t give any warning,” it added.Based on these “findings”, the jury members “unanimously” decided to award Spence four points, thereby making him the winner.”…at least four points should have been awarded to the boxer from the USA. Therefore the final score should be 13:15 in favour of the USA. The protest is accepted and the winner of Bout 142 is Errol Spence (USA),” the AIBA statement added.While agreeing that Vikas had gone into a clinch with his rival, the Indians have claimed that the American was equally guilty of the same offence.National coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said the Indians will challenge the observations made by the competition jury, which felt that Vikas should have been penalised four points for holding his rival nine times and deliberately spitting out his gumshield during the bout.”…our guy did not hold Spence for more than seven times. The American was guilty of holding Vikas four times according to us. As for spitting the gumshield, that may or may not be considered because the referee had failed to spot it during the bout,” Sandhu told PTI.Asked about the chances of India’s counter-appeal getting any favourable result, Sandhu said, “I can’t say for sure what will happen but we will ensure that our version is also taken into account.”Vikas, only the second Indian boxer after Vijender to fetch a bronze medal in the World Championship, was among the biggest medal prospects for the country.Earlier, India had been at the wrong end of the AIBA review system when the country’s appeal against the close opening round loss of Sumit Sangwan (81kg) was rejected by the world body’s competition jury.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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