Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—When all else fails, at least win the basketball gold.While Team Philippines took defeats from several corners, Gilas Pilipinas made sure to pocket the gold that the country craves for the most, drubbing Indonesia, 94-55, for the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball title Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Fil-German Christian Standhardinger chipped 11 as he provided muscle underneath when Indonesia was trying to drag the Filipinos to a slow-burn, half court game. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES MOST READ Before an overflow crowd at MABA Stadium, the Philippines, sending its Team B here, claimed its 12th straight SEA Games gold medal in a show of undeniable might.The Philippines has won 18 titles in all having lost the crown just once—in the 1989 edition that was incidentally held in this city.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 shutout“It’s a wonderful feeling for me. It’s icing on the cake,” said team captain Kiefer Ravena, who has now won fourth straight SEA Games titles.The flashy point guard served as the pillar for Gilas, which wasn’t very consistent all tournament long and only played as one cohesive unit in the final. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He made seven points aside from providing leadership in the team that was assembled off the pool members who weren’t chosen for the Fiba Asian Cup held the previous week.“Given the chance, I will play for the Philippines once again,” said Ravena referring to the 2019 Games that will be held in Manila.Mike Tolomia topscored with 20 points including five three-pointers as Gilas found its mark early in the match to pull away beyond the reach of the Indonesians.“We shot very well tonight, that’s the key,” said coach Jong Uichico who handled the team even as Chot Reyes, head coach of Gilas’ Team A, arrived in the city Friday.Kobe Paras added 14 points—flashing his highlight-reel moves to the delight the gallery.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Showing that he’s no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac’s miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play.Levi dela Cruz botched the Chiefs’ inbounds play on the other end as he threw the ball to the side of the board, allowing JP Calvo to split his freebies with 0.2 ticks remaining.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 shutout“Like what I said, we really needed to play our A-game against Arellano even if they don’t have (Kent) Salado. They really played like a team until the end and that’s why it was a war of attrition until the end,” said coach Jeff Napa, who remained wary of Arellano, which played without Salado, who is nursing an slight MCL tear on his right knee.Nambatac scattered 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three on top of nine rebounds and three assists to keep his collegiate career alive. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal PLAY LIST 02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano’s four-game winning streak to end the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 24-16, 38-36, 54-49, 70-68. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC JP Calvo added 11 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Bong Quinto unloaded nine points despite shooting 4-of-14 from the field.“We need to be disciplined,” said Napa of the impending duel between the Knights and the Golden Stags. “We need to correct a lot in practice because we still had lapses, but we will do our job and the boys will give it their all, their hearts in that game.”Levi dela Cruz paced the Chiefs with 18 points and three assists, while Rence Alcoriza played the game of his life as he poured 13 of his 16 markers, alongside five boards in the losing effort.The Scores:LETRAN 70 – Nambatac 25, Calvo 11, Quinto 9, Balanza 8, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 5, Ambohot 4, Gedaria 2, Taladua 0.ARELLANO 68 – Dela Cruz 18, Alcoriza 16, Canete 12, Flores 7, Enriquez 5, Taywan 4, Nicholls 3, Abanes 3, Concepcion 0, Villoria 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Meca 0.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheads Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments
“We’re a new team and it was evident that we’re still not familiar with each other,” said Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu. “I’m just happy because it was a good test for our team to learn.”Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu was a rock down low for Go for Gold, finishing with 14 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Gaco flirted with a double-double with 13 markers and nine boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJustin Gutang also stepped up for the Scratchers with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Kent Salado got nine markers, five boards, four assists, and three steals before going down with an apparent MCL injury on his right knee at the 2:48 mark of the third quarter.Go for Gold swung the tide to its favor early in the fourth quarter as it staged a 7-0 run to grab a 62-55 cushion with 6:03 left to play and never let go of the lead. MOST READ View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PBA IMAGESGo for Gold got its campaign going with a come-from-behind win, 75-68, over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup Monday at Pasig City Sports Center.After trailing by double-digits in the second quarter, the Scratchers got their act together as veterans Jerwin Gaco and J-Jay Alejandro led the fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Oladipo’s 19 leads Pacers, snapping Spurs’ home streak Aris Dionisio paced the Coffee Lovers with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but missed his final three freebies with 55.1 seconds remaining which could have kept his side fighting down the stretch.Raymond Rubio got 11 markers and six boards in the loss.The Scores:GO FOR GOLD 75 — Leutcheu 14, Gaco 13, Gutang 10, Salado 9, Naboa 8, Salem 8, Alejandro 5, Dixon 3, Pili 2, San Juan 2, Domingo 1.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 68 — Dionisio 19, Rubio 11, Pare 10, Ambuludto 8, Hallare 6, Rebugio 6, Jackson 4, Acuno 2, Bitoon 2, Alcober 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 14-19, 30-33, 52-53, 75-68. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Gilas draws much-needed spark from youthful Ravena John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The two-time recipient of the Best Point Guard in Asia award said his stature as one of the Philippines’ veterans in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers entails the responsibility of hitting the clutch baskets for Gilas.And he did just that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro sank the final field goal of the game in the Philippines’ 89-84 escape against Japan Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Castro returns, rescues Gilas in close win over Japan Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “As a veteran, in those types of situations, you have to take it upon yourself to execute the plays that your team needs the most,” said Castro in Filipino. “When that moment comes, and you’re the veteran, you have to take it.”The Philippines held a comfortable 81-68 lead at the 5:54 mark of the fourth quarter, but Akatsuki 5 slowly trimmed away at the deficit and Daiki Tanaka capped off Japan’s 16-5 run with a layup that made it, 86-84, with 31 seconds remaining.That, however, was Akatsuki 5’s last glimmer of hope as Castro eventually worked his magic.Castro had June Mar Fajardo, Andray Blatche, Gabe Norwood, and Kiefer Ravena on the floor with him when he took dagger that he drove through Japan’s collective heart.“I’m the veteran there on the floor and it’s my responsibility to bring us to the victory,” said Castro who finished with eight points and three assists in 15 minutes of play.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving If Jayson Castro is to be believed, veterans should be able to step up in pressure situations and execute the big time plays.ADVERTISEMENT In front of Castro was Japan’s captain Ryusei Shinoyama. He then drove hard to his right and threw up a looper that not even the athletic Ira Brown could reach before it hit the glass with the softest of kisses for an 88-84 Gilas lead with 10.6 seconds left.“I knew I had the advantage on that match up,” said Castro who has represented the Philippines since 2007. “Miss or make, that was the only shot we’ve got, luckily, it went in.” Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus View comments
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES Pocari’s warm environment key to Rivers’ easy adjustment Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage PBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo is a man of many achievements having amassed three MVPs, five Best Player of the Conference trophies and countless other accolades.On Friday, the jovial giant may have gotten one more, though this time it didn’t come with a piece of hardware.ADVERTISEMENT Ratliffe has plied his trade in Korean Basketball League and also played in the Jones Cup.In their Game 4 matchup, it was evident that Ratliffe had his trouble against Fajardo.Sure he did score 36 points against Fajardo’s 22, but he missed 10 of his 24 shots and labored in the post against the PBA’s best big man.“It’s mutual respect, I think he respects me and I respect him,” said Ratliffe. “I’ve seen him off the court a couple of times and it’s nothing but friendly conversations.”Ratliffe first played for Star in 2016 and he returned in 2017 for the Commissioner’s Cup, and one of the first players to welcome him back was Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT And the former University of Missouri Tiger said he wants to come back to the PBA in 2018 to continue his friendly rivalry with Fajardo.“I’m looking forward to playing against him, he’s a great talent, huge individual, and he’s very mobile for his size,” said Ratliffe. “That’s what I respect about him, he’s not just a big lazy guy… I think he’s like an import, I think he’s better than most imports that come here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Fajardo has earned the admiration and respect of Star’s bruising import Ricardo Ratliffe, who described him as the “best Asian basketball player” he’s ever faced.Ratliffe would, as if on cue, always bump his fists with Fajardo every time the San Miguel center steps on the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just got a lot of respect for him, I said earlier that he’s the best Asian I’ve ever played against,” said Ratliffe after his Hotshots lost to Fajardo’s Beermen, 109-102, in the semifinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I played with some of the best players in the world in different countries so he’s definitely the best player I’ve ever faced against in Asia.” 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire
Central excise department has slapped a notice on cricketer Yuvraj Singh of Kings XI Punjab franchise seeking payment of service tax to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore raised on his income from two seasons of IPL and endorsements.Yuvraj’s tax consultant, while refuting the claims of tax authorities, put the onus on IPL franchise KPH Dream, which owns Kings XI Punjab, for the payment of service tax for availing the cricketer’s services in promotional activities during the IPL matches.”We have served notice on Yuvraj Singh asking him to pay service tax amounting to Rs 1.15 crore on money he earned from two IPL seasons and doing endorsements,” a senior official of the Central excise department, Chandigarh region, said.Serving the notice by including the income of Yuvraj under ‘Business Auxiliary Services’ head, the department has assessed the service tax amounting to Rs 96.44 lakh from playing two seasons of IPL and Rs 19.53 lakh from participating in TV show Dus Ka Dum and engaging in promotional activities for two agencies – Cornerstone Sports and Rhiti Sports.Central excise department has calculated an income of Rs 8.51 crore from IPL matches, Rs 99.99 lakh from winning Dus Ka Dum show last year and Rs 65.30 lakh from promotional activities for two agencies, as per the notice.The department had already served notices on three other IPL players VRV Singh, Sunny Sohal and Uday Kaul, asking them to pay tax of Rs 11.33 lakh, Rs 4.79 lakh and Rs 4.53 lakh, respectively.The decision to demand tax from cricket players follows the non-disclosure of break-up of earnings by them from IPL matches.advertisement”Players were asked to give the break-up of their earnings from cricket matches and endorsements but they failed to provide us separate figures. Therefore, we have been forced to levy tax on their income, whether it is match fee earned by players from IPL-1 and IPL-II season, after assessing their income on individual basis,” the official said.Terming as unjustified the notice served by tax authorities, Yuvraj’s tax consultant Raman Aggarwal said that the cricketer could not be held responsible for paying service tax for IPL matches.”It was IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab which asked Yuvraj to participate in promotional activities and it was part of the agreement signed between both the parties. The department should ask Kings XI Punjab for payment of service tax,” he said.He said he would be filing a reply to the notice within 10-15 days.Aggarwal asserted that since playing cricket was the core activity for a player while endorsements and promotional activities were incidental or ancillary, there could not be any segregation of money which a player earned from IPL event.He said that according to an agreement between player and franchise, if a player could not participate in promotional activities then his 10 per cent of total fee could be retained by the franchise. “At the most, tax can be calculated on 10 per cent of income rather than on the whole income.”On tax calculated on participating in Dus Ka Dum, Aggarwal said that the department could not hold the money which Yuvraj won from the show as service and, therefore, it can not levy service tax on it.He further said that the two firms were agents of Yuvraj for which he engaged in promotional activities. “Therefore, agents or companies will be paying service tax on it,” he said.In February, the department had asked these players details regarding total payment and a break-up of the money received for playing cricket matches and sponsorships.It also demanded copy of agreements signed by players with their franchise owner, total payment received from franchise owner, service tax registration number, if obtained, details of service tax of paid, copies of service tax returns, if filed, and complete books of accounts and balance sheet.
When the Indian team will clash with Sri Lanka in the World Cup final on Saturday, it will not just aim to win the second trophy in 28 years.The side would be also keen to erase the sad memories of the 1996 event at the Eden Gardens, when India had to swallow the humiliation of being the only side ever to concede a World Cup semi-final match, against Sri Lanka.The bitter memories of angry mob and an inconsolable Vinod Kambli in tears, still come to mind when one think of that semifinal.Sri Lanka were awarded the match as it could not be completed due to the unruly behaviour of the crowd, that went out of control because of India’s sudden batting collapse.Chasing 252 to win, India faltered badly on a vicious turner after Sachin Tendulkar’s dismissal. From a comfortable 98-1, they collapsed to 120-8.The crowd threw bottles at the ground and set afire a portion of seating area, forcing Match Referee Clive Lloyd to award the game to Sri Lanka by default.Now, 15-years on, Tendulkar (who made 65 in that game), off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, and Man of the Match Aravinda De’silva (who is now with the Sri Lankan team as the chief selector), are the only three survivors of that match who would have a role to play in Saturday’s final.Muralitharan and De’silva would be strategising to ensure an Indian defeat; while Tendulkar, whose dismissal off Sanath Jayasuriya led to India’s collapse, would seek retribution.Tendulkar, who has 99 hundreds to his name (48 in ODIs, 51 in Tests), will also be chasing his 100th century at his home-ground in a match he has dreamt of winning all his career.advertisementIf Muralitharan, battling fitness concerns, plays tomorrow, it would be a battle between the highest run-scorer of all-time against the highest wicket-taker of all time.India would also seek to become the first team win World Cup at home.Sri Lanka won as co-hosts but in Lahore, Pakistan.- With PTI inputs
Buoyed by two comprehensive victories, a confident Rajasthan Royals side will be the outright favourite when it plays the lowly Pune Warriors India in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur on Sunday.But the bad news for the Royals is that their inspirational captain- cum- coach Shane Warne is uncertain for the game due to a swollen knee.The legendary Australian spinner was seen gauging the strength of his knees during Saturday’s practice session.”Yes it is still swollen. The cartilage of my left knee is inflamed. There is swelling and I will have another look at it in the morning,” Warne said.Warne hurt his knee while fielding in their seven- wicket win over table toppers Mumbai Indians at home on Friday but hoped he would be fit to play.”My knee got stuck when I dived for the ball while fielding yesterday. I have had three operations on that knee. I have been icing it and I will use more ice packs.Hope I can be fit for the match against Pune,” he said.Rajasthan have shown remarkable grit to bounce back into the top half of the table after three consecutive losses away from home.After coming back to their own citadel, Rajasthan have upset Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Mumbai Indians with stunning performances.Warne has been tactically outstanding and impressive as ever with the ball in these games.South African Johan Botha has been in tremendous form with both bat and ball. He has 177 runs from five matches and has been dismissed only once. He also has picked up four wickets including a spell of three for six against Mumbai.advertisementShane Watson and Ross Taylor are not in the best form but have come up with useful contributions with the willow, while former India captain Rahul Dravid is yet prove his worth for the team.Rajasthan have won matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium and lost just three.”We have been lucky here. We know a few things more about this ground like the angles to be blocked off and that gives us the extra confidence,” Warne said.The Pune Warriors, on the other hand, have lost five matches on the trot and need to play out of their skins.They have tasted defeat five out of their seven matches and have just four points.Though skipper Yuvraj Singh and Jesse Ryder have more than 200 runs under their belts, the rest of the batting has left much to be desired.As a unit, Pune have failed to make an impression so far but they will have to put that behind pretty quickly keep themselves in the hunt for the play- offs.Warne is nursing a knee injury which he sustained during Rajasthan Royals’ match against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Friday.
The British capital continued to smoulder under a series of ‘copycat’ riots that engulfed the city for a second day, with looting and arson reported in new areas, just miles from the site of next year’s Olympic Games, prompting authorities to arrest as many as 160 people.Groups of masked youth looted shops, attacked police officers and set fire to vehicles in raging violence, sparked by the killing of a youth in police shooting in Tottenham, raising questions over security of the 2012 Games.London police launched a massive investigation into what they described as ‘copycat criminal’ violence, as home secretary Theresa May rushed back from her summer holiday.She warned that those responsible “will be made to face the consequences of their actions”.Irate mobs looted a giant electrical retail store in the black-dominated southern area of Brixton as violence was reported in several boroughs in north, south and east London following earlier trouble in Tottenham in the north.Even the posh Oxford Circus at the heart of the city’s tourist area also reported sporadic violence.May, who is flying back today from her summer holiday has been in contact with senior politicians and police officials after the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, 29, by police during a peaceful protest in Tottenham on Thursday prompted violent riots on Saturday night.May warned that those responsible “will be made to face the consequences of their actions” and called on all members of local communities to work constructively with the police to help them bring “these criminals to justice”.advertisement- With PTI inputs