Traffic welcomes Ray Allen in Manila

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games In his post, Allen put some work in, running several miles around Makati. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension READ: Ray Allen visits Manila“Me and @tyfleming3 ventured into the unknown this morning. We ran through many different neighborhoods often times hoping we were heading in the right direction. The traffic was everywhere!!! #carpediem #tuktuk #manilamiles#runtheworld #runningisfree,” Allen posted on his Instagram account (@trayfour).The 42-year-old Allen flew to Manila from Hong Kong, where he attended a Sneaker Con event.Allen last played for the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals but only announced his retirement in 2016 in a letter on the Player’s Tribune.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:37Protesters 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 Welcome to Manila, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen.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 shutoutNot the best way to greet a basketball legend but the Philippines gave Allen, who arrived here Tuesday, a first hand look of one of the things Manila is infamously known for.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Gareth Barry: Record-breaker, great Premier League survivor

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chooks’ Austin won’t back down in possible clash vs Blatche in Champions Cup That’s still not the case for Barry. Only last year, he was being hailed as “one of the best English players ever” by his then-coach at Everton, Roberto Martinez, who is admittedly prone to hyperbole, after a man-of-the-match performance against Man City in the League Cup semifinals.He was a much-cherished member of City’s Premier League title-winning team in 2011-12, shoring up the midfield to allow Yaya Toure to rampage forward. He had turned down a move to Liverpool to join City.Barry has slotted seamlessly into his new surroundings at West Brom, where he has replaced another veteran midfielder in Darren Fletcher.“They’re bastions of this sport,” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. “The young players at our football club, I hope they realize how lucky they are to see someone of that quality and that ilk.”Barry has worn the captain’s armband for England on several occasions among his 53 caps for his country. Globally, however, the most vivid image of Barry in an England jersey was in 2010 when he trailed in the wake of Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Germany’s final goal in its 4-1 win in the round of 16 at the World Cup.Outside of the Premier League era that started in 1992, goalkeeper Peter Shilton holds the appearance record for England’s top flight with 849 games. Former Chelsea defender/midfielder John Hollins has made more outfield appearances in the top flight than any other player, with 714. “It’s a huge number when you think about it,” Barry said ahead of his potentially record-breaking game. “It’s gone so quickly.”Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 league games for Manchester City, 131 league games for Everton and has featured in four league games for West Brom.Having started out as a center back equally comfortable at left back, he is now an out-and-out holding midfielder—perhaps the best position on a soccer field for someone his age, as it involves a player using his head as much as his legs.Barry credits his longevity to avoiding serious injury and to support from some now-retired former teammates.“No one has said, ‘What are you doing still playing?’” the 36-year-old Barry said. “Everyone said, ‘Play as long as possible.’ You stop when you stop enjoying it and I’ll know when I’ve had enough and can’t keep up with the boys.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 photo, West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth Barry gestures, during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United, at The Hawthorns, in West Bromwich. Barry will make a record 633rd Premier League appearance if he is selected by West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Barry is currently level with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs on 632 appearances. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)Arsene Wenger was days away from winning the Premier League for the first time as Arsenal manager. Michael Owen was English soccer’s latest player of the season.The original Ronaldo had a couple of months left as the world’s most expensive player.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight It was May 2, 1998, and in a fairly non-descript occasion at Hillsborough, Gareth Barry—a 17-year-old defender with floppy dark hair and already a cultured left foot—came on as a 49th-minute substitute for Aston Villa in its 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.A remarkable, if understated, career was born.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 shutoutMore than 19 years later, Barry is still playing in England’s top division and, on Monday, will break the Premier League’s appearance record if selected by West Bromwich Albion for its away match at Arsenal.It will be Barry’s 633rd appearance in the most-watched league in the world, surpassing the record he held jointly with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs. Of his current tally of 632, he has started 600 of them. It is a testament to Barry’s longevity, adaptability and quality that he has lasted so long in the fast-paced, blood-and-thunder world of English soccer. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad 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 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

American triumph and disappointment in Olympic ice dance

first_imgMadison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States stumble and fall perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ecstasy, heartbreak and a crash.Kind of sums up the American ice dance experience at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “It’s great for us and it’s great for Team USA,” Maia Shibutani said after they moved up from fourth place and held off a Russian couple to give the United States a podium spot for the fourth straight games: a gold, two silvers and a bronze.“It feels like gold,” Alex Shibutani added. “It’s unbelievable.“It’s such an honor to represent your country in the Olympics, and our sport is such a strong event, as you saw from the marks,” he said, noting that the top two duos — gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, silver winners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France — set world records Tuesday. “It’s amazing to have that Olympic moment we dreamed of.”The Shibutanis also believe their performance could lead to more siblings and more Asian-Americans in ice dance. Alex noted how rare each combination is.“We had no path to follow,” he said. “There was no blueprint for us. (Coach) Marina Zueva had no experience with siblings or Asian-American ice dancers and we had to discover by ourselves our own path.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish The Shib Sibs — Maia and older brother Alex Shibutani — added a bronze medal in the event to their team bronze early in the Pyeongchang Games.U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue made two key errors in their free dance and slid from third to fifth place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMadison Chock and Evan Bates had an even bigger slip-up: the rare ice dance fall.Still, a third, fifth and 12th with a major mistake should not be underplayed. MOST READcenter_img Chock and Bates didn’t want to look beyond Tuesday. They were the only ice dancers to have a fall in the entire competition, and it came as they were preparing to do a combination spin. Their blades clicked just as he was bending down and she was beginning to spin.Crash!“It’s impossible to do the spin with our feet attached,” Bates said.“We were too close together,” Chock explained.“It’s a moment we wish we could have back,” Bates added. “It’s a mistake that has never happened in training before, ever. There’s no explanation.”Chock and Bates also didn’t want the fall to take away from the message they were trying to convey while skating to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”“We hope we got the message of peace across,” Chock said as she wiped her eyes. “We think the audience understood.” 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 Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police 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 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers That path led them from ninth place at the Sochi Games to two U.S. championships. They also have three world championships medals. And now, an Olympic jewel.“It’s really been a leap of faith we had to take,” Maia Shibutani said. “We really have discovered we need to be ourselves.”Added Alex: “We found we needed to not play characters but to be Maia and Alex.”He is 26, she is 23, and they didn’t want to look ahead to another Olympic go-round. But Hubbell and Donohue made it clear they aren’t through; he is 27 and she soon will be.Hubbell’s eyes were wet when she spoke about the rough go in the free dance. They had been perennial third-place finishers in America before making a huge leap this season, winning their first national title. They believed the Pyeongchang Games would be their special moment.Then they made two errors in the free dance, one early and then a late stumble by Donohue.“At this moment, we are disappointed and frustrated,” Hubbell said, “because this was not close to our best. At this level, you cannot afford to make mistakes against this type of competition.“But we will build off this and not allow this to be our legacy.”Donohue admitted he wasn’t as mentally sharp as he needed to be in such a pressure-cooker atmosphere. He looked back at last year’s worlds, when they hoped to compete for a medal and wound up ninth.“Every experience brings a piece of information we didn’t have before,” he said, noting the couple would pay extra attention to their mental approach as they prepare for next month’s world championships in Milan. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Lady Warriors outlast jet spikers in five sets

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games SMB climbs 25-19, 25-21, to join Cignal HD and Air Force in the semifinal round. —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champion Pocari Sweat bucked Air Force’s fightback in the decider to hack out a come-from-behind 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-14, 15-10 win at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals on Saturday.Michelle Strizak fired 24 hits while Myla Pablo, returning after a two-game absence due to a back injury, erupted for 28 points as the Lady Warriors drew first blood in the chase for the last two semifinal berths.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BaliPure and Power Smashers clinched the outright slots.Jeanette Panaga also came through with clutch hits in the fifth set, including a drop that ended a long rally and keep Pocari ahead by four at 11-7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAir Force tried to fight back at 9-12 but Strizak scored on back-to-back hits.Earlier in the men’s division, Sta. Lucia swept Army, 25-17, Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Round 5: Horn still connecting

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Round 4: Pacquiao trying to retaliate, Horn bloodied Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games And Horn connects with a two-punch combo.Pacquiao connects with the right looper.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 starsAnd despite the damage Pacquiao has taken, it’s Horn who has a deformed nose.Pacquiao manages to connect with the left. MOST READ 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 Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Jeff Horn of Australia, left, lands a left to Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn is still the aggressive one and he pins Manny Pacquiao once more to the ropes.Pacquiao, though, doesn’t seem to mind the damage he’s taking.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Irving pays tribute to women with new Kyrie 3 colorway

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Irving took to Instagram and unveiled a new pair of his signature sneakers in bright cyan that resembles the signature hue of one of the world’s premier jewelers. Tanduay whips Batangas to claim solo 3rd place LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kyrie Irving has slowly built his reputation as one of Nike’s freshest faces with all three iterations of his signature shoe garnering notoriety.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 starsThis new colorway of the Kyrie 3, however, may just launch Irving’s line into stratospheric hype.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Women empowered, Tiffanys inspired,” posted Irving as the post’s caption.The Tiffany in the post is an obvious ode to Tiffany & Co, which Nike has used as an inspiration to one of the most iconic colorways of the SB Dunks.No release date has been announced for the new colorway, however.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View commentslast_img read more

Salado the hero as Arellano repulses JRU in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado was the hero Arellano needed and on Tuesday, he made sure everyone knew.The speedy playmaker drained the game-winning one-hander with 0.3 seconds to spare over the outstretched arms of Abdel Poutouochi to carry the Chiefs to a thrilling 73-72 overtime victory over Jose Rizal University in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Despite his impressive showing, the Cagayan de Oro-born guard almost went down as the goat as he muffed two freebies with 9.8 seconds left in regulation which could have iced the game.JRU took advantage as Tey Teodoro recovered the ball in the waning seconds and found Jed Mendoza who banked the game-tying trey from the left wing with 0.2 ticks left to send the game to overtime at 62-all.Zach Nicholls also found his range, shooting 3-of-7 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers and four boards, while Lervin Flores got seven points and 15 rebounds in the victory.It was a tough outing for Mendoza, who split his freebies to put the Heavy Bombers up by one, 72-71, with 4.0 seconds remaining in the extra period, but saw his efforts go down the drain no thanks to Salado’s superb finish.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ SALADO WINS IT! #NCAASeason93 pic.twitter.com/tti4bQGFKA— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 18, 2017 “We’re so happy and I don’t know how to describe it,” remarked coach Jerry Codiñera. “The game was so intense and it was a huge character builder for us because we built our trust on each other.”Salado fired 25 points, on top of eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals to lead Arellano to its second win in three outings.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 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’ Police arrest Spanish soccer federation president and son 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 strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MJ Dela Virgen topscored for JRU (1-2) with 15 points and four rebounds, while Tey Teodoro also collected 15 markers and three boards before going down with cramps in overtime.The Scores:ARELLANO 73 – Salado 25, Nicholls 13, Flores 7, Enriquez 6, Canete 6, Meca 4, Villoria 4, Ongolo Ongolo 4, Alcoriza 4, Dela Cruz 0, Rivera 0, Padilla 0, Concepcion 0, Abanes 0.JRU 72 – Dela Virgen 15, Teodoro 15, Poutouochi 11, Grospe 10, Mendoza 9, Abdul Razak 4, Lasquety 3, David 2, Castor 2, Bordon 1.Quarters: 15-17, 28-35, 44-48, 62-62, 73-72. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Chennai Super Kings’ road final

first_imgChennai’s road to final in IPL-4Here’s how Chennai IPL team, lead by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached the final of the IPL season 4.DateTimeNo.Match DetailsVenueResult8-Apr-1120:001stChennai vs KolkataChennaiChennai won by 2 runsscorecard | report 13-Apr-1116:009thPunjab vs ChennaiMohaliPunjab won by 6 wicketsscorecard | report 16-Apr-1116:0014thChennai vs BangaloreChennai Chennai won by 21 runsscorecard | report18-Apr-1120:0018thKochi vs ChennaiKochi Kochi beat Chennai by 7 wicketsscorecard | report22-Apr-1120:0025thMumbai vs ChennaiMumbaiMumbai won by 8 runsscorecard | report 25-Apr-1120:0029thChennai vs PuneChennaiChennai won by 25 runsscorecard | report 27-Apr-1116:0031stPune vs ChennaiNavi Mumbai Chennai won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report1-May-1120:0039thChennai vs HyderabadChennai Chennai won by 19 runsscorecard | report4-May-1116:0043rdChennai vs RajasthanChennai Chennai won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report7-May-1116:0048thKolkata vs ChennaiKolkataKolkata won by 10 runs (D/L)scorecard | report 9-May-1120:0052ndRajasthan vs ChennaiJaipur Chennai won by 63 runsscorecard | report12-May-1120:0056thChennai vs DelhiChennai Chennai won by 18 runsscorecard | report18-May-1120:0064thChennai vs KochiChennaiChennai won by 11 runsscorecard | report22-May-1116:0069thBangalore vs ChennaiBangalore Bangalore won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report24-May-1120:0071stBangalore vs Chennai, Qualifier 1Mumbai Chennai won by 6 wicketsscorecard | reportlast_img read more

Murdoch agrees to appear before key commons panel

first_imgMurdoch will attend the Commons committee meet to explain his position on the phone-hacking case. Bowing to pressure from British lawmakers and others, father-son duo Rupert and James Murdoch, on Thursday, decided to attend the key meeting of a House of Commons committee next week to explain their position on the phone-hacking case.Earlier in the day, the Murdochs, who are US citizens, had informed the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman, John Whittingdale, that they would not be able to attend it, following which a summons was served on them.Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International and a British citizen, had agreed to appear before the committee that will be telecast live to a large audience.After the summons were served on the Murdochs, a spokesman of News Corporation said: “We are in the process of writing to the select committee with the intention that Mr James Murdoch and Mr Rupert Murdoch will attend next Tuesday’s meeting.”Rupert Murdoch had earlier announced that he would depose before the judge-led inquiry announced by Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday.Before agreeing to attend the committee meeting, Rupert Murdoch wrote to Whttingdale: “Unfortunately, I am not available to attend the session you have planned next Tuesday. However, I am fully prepared to give evidence to the forthcoming judge-led public inquiry and I will be taking steps to notify those conducting the inquiry of my willingness to do so.”However, after the House of Commons summons were served, there has been a change of stand.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Nasser Hussain finally names three Indian ‘donkeys’

first_imgAn unrepentant Nasser Hussain finally named the three Indian “donkeys.”When former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar pressed Hussain to get the names that he referred to as donkeys few days ago for sloppy fielding, he hinted at Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Parthiv Patil.Though he did not use the word donkey this time, his conversation on Skysports with Manjrekar suggested the names of these players.Hussain had made the donkey remark during Wednesday’s one-off Twenty20 match between India and England.Sitting in the commentary box during the fourth over of the England innings, he said: “I would say the difference between the two sides is the fielding. England are all-round a good fielding side. I do believe that India have few…3 or 4 very good fielders and one or two donkeys in the field still.”Hussain is the second ex-England captain to have raked up a controversy in the ongoing India tour of England.Former England skipper Michael Vaughan too had invited criticism for hinting at the use of Vaseline by Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman to dodge the Hot Spot.last_img read more