Filoil: San Beda escapes Perpetual in OT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 LATEST STORIES Trainer Freddie Roach. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFreddie Roach is in the process of preparing prized student Manny Pacquiao for the Filipino’s defense of the WBO World welterweight belt against Jeff Horn in July.That fight, however, is not the biggest one in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ The dream showdown between middleweight king Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is finally set for September and the rematch between light heavyweight greats Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev in June.Roach once told RingTV back in early May that he’s still “50-50” on who wins between Golovkin and Alvarez, but on Thursday he was a little more certain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“GGG will knock Canelo out,” Roach told INQUIRER.net during Pacquiao’s training session at Elorde Gym in the Mall of Asia Complex.Golovkin (37-0-0) is set to defend his WBC, WBA Super, IBF, and IBO world middleweight belts against Alvarez (49-1-1) who owns The Ring middleweight and the WBO super welterweight belts. For the rematch between Ward and Kovalev, however, Roach wasn’t that much of a fan.“Who cares?” Roach said simply.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments
La Salle clings on after dispatching Letran in Filoil Ateneo’s loss allowed La Salle to creep into the playoffs with the Green Archers taking the fourth spot in Group A.San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said he’s happy with their spotless card but he insisted that they still have a lot to do.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re happy we got the 8-0 record but it’s not over yet,” said Fernandez. We still have a lot to improve on and hopefully we can get past UP [University of the Philippines].”Robert Bolick led all scorers with 27 points and five rebounds while JVee Mocon missed out on a double-double finishing with nine points and 12 boards for the Red Lions. Rafael Verano led Ateneo with 12 points. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda capped off its immaculate group stage run in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with an 82-67 shellacking of Ateneo Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Red Lions will march to the quarterfinals with a perfect 8-0 record while the Blue Eagles will be on the outside looking with a 4-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments
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 He doubled down a minute after, puncturing the dagger three from the top of the arc off a JR Quiñahan pass with 23.9 seconds left to give his side a comfortable 101-97 edge that took the air out of the Beermen.“Larry was vintage from eight years ago,” said ROS coach Yeng Guiao, who acquired the veteran marksman via trade late in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.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 openingHowever, Fonacier said that the big shots he had wouldn’t be possible if not for Guiao, the same coach who bestowed much belief on him back when he was still an upstart in the league coming out of Ateneo.“He started it all. I give credit to him. He helped me to have strong will in this league. He’s trained me to be ready for those moments and I thank him for the tough love while we’re still at Red Bull,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It also helps that he’s playing alongside players who are no stranger to Guiao’s system like Quiñahan and Cyrus Baguio, as they all give NLEX the much-needed veteran presence.Fonacier thinks the Road Warriors’ win over the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen is a sign that they can compete against any team in the league.“It means that we’re on the right track of being able to compete at a high level this conference. We’re almost on our goal of making it to the semis. We’re an inch closer to that and we don’t want to relax. We don’t want any meltdown like in our previous game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lassiter after SMB loss to NLEX: ‘We’re still finding our way’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Larry Fonacier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLarry Fonacier turned back the clock and looked like the gunslinger of old as he shot NLEX out of danger en route to a 103-100 stunner over San Miguel Beer in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday.With the Road Warriors engaged in a tight battle in the last two minutes, the 35-year-old first struck at the 1:46 mark for the go-ahead triple to push the Road Warriors up, 98-95.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments
In this photo, taken Jan. 27, 2005, Robert DeNiro (left) and boxer Jake LaMotta stand for photographers before watching a 25th anniversary screening of the movie “Raging Bull” in New York. LaMotta, whose life was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 95. (Photo by JULIE JACOBSON / AP)MIAMI — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee Denise Baker.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LaMotta threw a fight against Billy Fox, which he admitted in testimony before the Kefauver Committee, a US Senate committee investigating organized crime in 1960.“I purposely lost a fight to Billy Fox because they promised me that I would get a shot to fight for the title if I did,” LaMotta said in 1970 interview printed in Peter Heller’s 1973 book “In This Corner: 40 World Champions Tell Their Stories.”LaMotta was “stopped” by Fox in the fourth round on Nov. 14, 1947, in Madison Square Garden. He didn’t get a title shot until 10 fights later.On June 16, 1949, in Detroit, he became middleweight champion when the Frenchman Marcel Cerdan couldn’t continue after the 10th round.Of the claim that Cerdan had to quit because of a shoulder injury, LaMotta said in 1970: “Something’s bound to happen to you in a tough fight, cut eye, broken nose or broken hand or something like that. So you could make excuses out of anything, you know, but you got to keep on going if you’re a champ or you’re a contender.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors “Rest in Peace, Champ,” De Niro said in a statement.The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts, in a career that began in 1941 and ended in 1954.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 openingLaMotta fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson the first defeat of his career and losing the middleweight title to him in a storied match.In the fight before he lost the title, LaMotta saved the championship in movie-script fashion against Laurent Dauthuille. Trailing badly on all three scorecards, LaMotta knocked out the challenger with 13 seconds left in the fight. LATEST STORIES 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 Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Beermen escape Fuel Masters for share of third place Read Next Renowned for his strong chin, and the punishment he could take, and dish out, LaMotta was knocked down only once – in a 1952 loss to light-heavyweight Danny Nardico – in his 106 fights.LaMotta’s first defense was supposed to be a rematch with Cerdan, but the Frenchman was killed when a plane en route to the United States crashed in the Azores in 1949.So in his first defense, LaMotta outpointed Tiberio Mitri on July 12, 1950, in New York, then on Sept. 13, he rallied to knock out Dauthuille at Detroit.LaMotta’s title reign ended on Feb. 14, 1951, when Robinson stopped him in the 13th round in Chicago. In a fight that became known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, LaMotta gave as good as he got in the early rounds, then took tremendous punishment. He would not go down.In their second match, on Feb. 5, 1943, in New York, LaMotta won a 10-round decision, giving Robinson his first defeat in the 41st fight of his illustrious career.LaMotta was born July 10, 1922, on New York City’s Lower East Side but was raised in the Bronx.After retiring from boxing in 1954, he owned a nightclub for a time in Miami, then dabbled in show business and commercials. He also made personal appearances and for a while in the 1970s he was a host at a topless nightclub in New York.The 1980 film “Raging Bull,” based on LaMotta’s memoir written 10 years earlier, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Though director Martin Scorsese was passed over, De Niro, who gained 50 pounds to portray the older, heavier LaMotta, won the best actor award.In 1998, LaMotta, who had four daughters, lost both of his sons. Jake LaMotta Jr., 51, died from cancer in February. Joe LaMotta, 49, was killed in plane crash off Nova Scotia in September.A funeral in Miami and a memorial service in New York City are being planned, Baker said. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View comments
People in the news: Who’s doing what, where and how.Art of cricketArt lovers in Bangalore are as likely to be as thrilled with the world cup as sports buffs. Cricketopia brings to Bangalore the works of Firose P K, an artist renowned for his portraits. Firose is best known for his remarkable paintings of Former President Abdul Kalam as well as current President of the United States Barack Obama. Firose has worked extensively with cricketers as well as painted on memorabilia like cricket bats which are later autographed by the players. Autographed paintings of Tendulkar and Dravid will also be up for sale during the exhibition. Dates: 21st February to 2nd April. Bat and Ball Inn, Richmond Town. Call: 9902034904Shah comes back to BangaloreThe last few years have seen Naseeruddin Shah and his Motley productions performing in Bangalore at regular intervals, always to raise funds for a cause. The last time it was for the India Foudation for the Arts (IFA) and this time it’s for Concern India. Motley Productions presents Herman Wouk’s court room drama, The Caine Mutiny-Court Martial. The post world war setting directed by Shah is a revival of one of Motley’s previous productions and will be performed in aid of Concern India. Date: 18th MarchVenue: Chowdaiah Memorial. Call: 9886401737 for details.Surumy with dad MammoottyAsk mama Surumy, daughter of Malayalam superstar Mammootty started a boutique hospital-Motherhood. Having experienced a rather difficult delivery during the birth of her second child, she came up the idea of creating a hospital that would cater to all needs of a woman during pregnancy and child birth.advertisementHarley comes to town Tattoos, leather and boots. Harley Davidson riders have more to watch out for this coming month than just glorious rides. The Harley Davidson Freedom Film Festival for one brings to Bangalore classics like Motorcycle Diaries, Hogs and Rider. At: PVR Date: 4th to 6th March. Time to relive your classic rides with some of the greatest films every made. With motorcycles in them too.
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has reportedly accepted his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh’s invitation to watch India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal in Mohali on March 30.A day after India beat Australia to enter the semifinal to face Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had written identical letters to Gilani and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari asking them to visit India to watch the match.The text of the letters to the Pakistani leaders read: “I propose to be at Mohali to watch the World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan to be held on 30th March.There is huge excitement over the match and we are all looking forward to a great game of cricket, that will be a victory for sport. It gives me great pleasure to invite you to visit Mohali and join me and the millions of fans from our countries to watch the match.”Singh’s decision to invite the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan to watch the match at Mohali with him has been looked as an attempt by him to push the India-Pakistan peace agenda.Cricket has had a chequered role in the diplomatic history of the two countries, and has been used to facilitate dialogue and bring about bonhomie. But ever since the Mumbai attack of November 2008, India-Pakistan relations have been in a trough, despite Singh’s valiant attempts to revive them. This cast a shadow even on cricket ties. The two sides have had just two cricketing encounters since 26/ 11, both in ICC-sanctioned events. And India has not welcomed any Pakistani player in the IPL tournament for two years.advertisement- With inputs from Mail Today
Wanted: All-round Growth Your cover story on jobs is thought-provoking (“The Job Bonanza”, May 7). With the economy booming and corporates lining up investments for expansion, it’s heartening to read that there is not just opportunity, but also choice for the talented.-Viswanathan S., Chennai Although the IT and ITES sectors,Wanted: All-round GrowthYour cover story on jobs is thought-provoking (“The Job Bonanza”, May 7). With the economy booming and corporates lining up investments for expansion, it’s heartening to read that there is not just opportunity, but also choice for the talented.-Viswanathan S., ChennaiAlthough the IT and ITES sectors are booming, they are mostly creating lowend jobs. The boom will be complete only if India generates high-end jobs.-Hirak Sengupta, Delhi Though there is no dearth of jobs in the market, unemployment is rife. While job-hopping has become a trend for some, others prefer waiting for the right opportunity. India cannot hope to shine unless it achieves uniform and all-round growth.-Amitabh Thakur, LucknowIt is encouraging to see that a good education guarantees a lucrative job in our country. But India will truly surge ahead if opportunities are made available to skilled semi-literates.-K. Chidanand Kumar, Bangalore Moolah Mania It was nice to read about graduates from reputed B-schools who are refusing well-paying jobs abroad (“Opting for India”, May 7). At a time when MBA aspirants are lured by attractive pay packages, the role of the IIMs is not just to provide jaw-dropping monetary escalations, but also to impart quality education for life.-Jayendra Katti, MumbaiIt’s unfair to compare the salaries of professionals in India with those in the US. There is nothing unusual about the fact that senior marketing and finance professionals in India earn a fifth of the salary their counterparts in the US get.-Rama Subramaniam, on e-mail Inhuman Cargo Given that the number of criminal-minded and corrupt politicians is on the rise, it is hardly surprising to hear of the involvement of MPs in a human trafficking racket (“The VIP Smugglers”, May 7). Politics is now nothing but exploitation of power and money for personal use by those who wield them.-Mahesh Kumar, DelhiadvertisementOrganised crime cannot exist without the support of political bigwigs like Babubhai Katara.The business of human trafficking indicates the Government’s inability to tackle the problem of unemployment, which makes it easy for fraudsters and travel agents to sell dollar dreams to youngsters who want to make big money.-Arvind K. Pandey, AllahabadHow could immigration officials turn a blind eye to blatant smuggling of people with forged passports? It’s amazing that this fraud was not detected at foreign immigration checkpoints. God only knows how many people were bribed to allow such a serious violation of the law. It is time India introduced finger-printing on visas and passports.-D.B.N. Murthy, BangaloreIncrease in illegal immigration from Punjab is linked to increasing agrarian debt. Globalisation has led to a free flow of capital and products across borders, but sadly, it has not facilitated the flow of labour. The upsurge in trafficking is a direct result of the inequitable development in the state.-Vitull K. Gupta, BhatindaArjun Adamant Ignoring protests and overruling objections, Arjun Singh, the self-proclaimed messiah of the backward classes, has doggedly pursued the reservation agenda (“Reprieved and Rebuked”, May 7). The rebuke of the Supreme Court may not be enough to deter him from his one-point programme of introducing reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions.-Rama Kashyap, ChandigarhObviously, Singh is targeting the votebank, but at what cost? If meritorious students are denied admission in favour of undeserving ones on the basis of quota, they will look abroad for opportunities and India will face a massive brain drain.-Ranjana Manchanda, on e-mailKarunanidhi has been in the limelight due to his unsavoury comments on the Supreme Court stay on OBC reservation. Though he has developed as a strong regional leader over the years, he has not yet been able to shake off his wrong perception of so-called social discrimination.-V.S. Ganeshan, BangaloreCrime and PunishmentThe need to take decisive action against any transgression by the police should not detract attention from the fact that our judicial system must be redesigned so that criminals are punished promptly (“Encounter’s End”, May 7). Failure on this count may lead security agencies to resort to dubious short-cuts to deal with crime.-Bishan Sahai, on e-mailDeath in Cold StorageBal Thackeray has rightly highlighted the delaying tactics adopted by President Abdul Kalam in implementing the Supreme Court verdict of hanging Afzal Guru (Seedhi Baat, Indiascope, May 7). By delaying the disposal of the case lying with him for such a long time, Kalam is only making a mockery of the judiciary. -Asoke C. Banerjee, KolkataNot Made for Each OtherGreg Chappell and the Indian cricket team were a total mismatch (“No Encore Please”, May 7). It was like fitting a tractor tyre on a bus. We realised the mistake only when the bus toppled and fell into a deep ditch. Now Sharad Pawar has promised a new bus with a good start-up capacity.-Neelesh Shrivastava, Deolali, MaharashtraadvertisementAgeing Gracefully?Mark Tully may have sobered down and grown philosophical with success and prosperity, but India has only become more violent over the years (“The Mark of God”, May 7).-Nutan Thakur, LucknowLost GameKudos to Mani Shankar Aiyar for saying that the Asian Games will not benefit the people (“Face-off”, May 7).-Man Mohan Bhatia, DelhiConsidering India’s pathetic performance in international sporting events like the Olympics, one is baffled by Suresh Kalmadi’s insistence on spending astronomical amounts on hosting them.-Nalini Vijayaraghavan, ThiruvananthapuramWhile we hear about China’s preparations for the Olympics, all that we hear about Delhi is the widespread and troublesome demolition drive. No wonder we lost the bid to host the Asian Games.-A. Jacob Sahayam, Thiruvananthapuram
In a veiled warning to Anna Hazare for his proposed fast, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday indicated that the Gandhian might be meted out the same treatment, depending upon the prevailing situation at that time, as yoga guru Ramdev was given at Ramlila ground.”If Anna goes on a fast in New Delhi, he will also be meted out the treatment depending upon the prevailing situation at that time,” Singh said without mentioning the crackdown on Ramdev’s protest at Ramlila grounds recently. According to Singh, the younger supporters of the anti-corruption crusader “flatter” him to fast without considering his old age.”His (Hazare’s) supporters flatter him and make him sit on a fast. Instead of Anna, his young supporters should go on the fast,” Singh told reporters in an informal chat here after returning from Jabera of Damoh district.Asserting that the parliamentary form of system was always supreme, Singh said that the government was accountable to people rather than to Anna and his team.”Though Anna was a Gandhian, his supporters weren’t the same,” he said. Taking a jibe at the RSS, he said that he was a better Hindu and follows the tenets of Hinduism much more religiously than the so-called Hindu organisations. — With PTI inputsFor more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Trailing by one goal at halftime, Little Angels Paradise English School, Manipur, did everything except finding the net against Government Model High School, Chandigarh, at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.But in the second half, they came back strongly to thrash the Chandigarh side 4-1 and make it to the semi-finals of the Subroto Cup, where they will meet MSP Higher Secondary School, Kerala, who got the better of HT Town High, Mizoram 1-0.Government School’s Samuel helped his side take the lead against the run of play in the fourth minute and could have made it a 2-0, had his shot not hit the post in the 38th minute.But Little Angels’ Ramesh Chandra scored the equaliser from a melee in the 41st minute.Bikey scored the second goal three minutes later and the floodgates opened after that as they toyed with the Chandigarh side’s defence. Little Angels’ Kennedy scored in the 61st minute while Bikey scored his second goal in the 63rd minute.In another match, Cardinal Heenan College, UK, registered their first win of the tournament when they defeated Daman and Diu 3-0. The English side dominated the game and did not allow their opponents any scoring chances. Scott Briscombe scored the first goal in the 33rd minute as he tapped home from close range. Lewis Cooper played the holding game in the midfield to perfection.He helped his side score the second goal in the 54th minute as his cross went to Bailey Murphy, who took the shot. Murphy’s shot was blocked and it went to Briscombe, who made no mistake in scoring from handshaking distance. But Briscombe was missed many sitters otherwise the English side could have won by a bigger margin. Murphy scored the third goal in the 62nd minute to complete the rout.In other matches, Cardinal Heenan Catholic Sports School, UK, recovered from a hammering on Sunday to beat Daman and Diu 3-0 and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals from Group VII.advertisement