Month: November 2019
Butler’s late points lift Timberwolves past Pelicans Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Houston leadoff man hammered his way to the award, homering and doubling Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to boost the Astros to their first championship with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7.He launched a Series record-tying five homers, including shots in each of the final four games, and celebrated those Springer Dingers by hollering around the bases.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 shutoutMany years ago, that type of trip would’ve been hard to believe. Impossible, really.As a kid, Springer stuttered so severely that he frequently fell silent, unless he was around his family or close friends. Over time, he’s improved so much that he graciously grants interviews, even on national television, and never seems to shy away from the spotlight. He even wore a live mic in center field during the All-Star Game in July. His production follows his pedigree.Drafted 11th overall by the Astros out of Connecticut in 2011, George Chelston Springer III comes from a family of athletes. His dad pitched in the Little League World Series, his mom was an accomplished gymnast, and his two sisters played softball in college.In fact, Springer wears No. 4 to represent the four members of his immediate family. Engaged to be married in January, Springer won’t be able to bump up to No. 5 — the Astros retired that jersey for Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. He often was the Most Vocal Person, too — and that might be the most remarkable part of his story.ADVERTISEMENT Springer tied Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) for the most home runs in a Series. The UConn product became the first hitter to homer four games in a row during a single Series, and also set the mark with eight extra-base hits.“This is a dream come true,” he said.He bounced back fast from a tough start, when he struck out all four at-bats in the opener, extending his slump to 3 for 30. He looked lost at the plate facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but manager A.J. Hinch firmly said Springer would stay atop the lineup.Good move. Springer went 11 for 25 the rest of the way.He hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the 11th inning of a Game 2 win at Dodger Stadium. He doubled during a victory in Game 3, and homered again in a Game 4 loss.He connected for a huge homer in Game 5, moments after an ill-advised dive for a sinking liner that skipped past him. He later drew a two-out walk in the 10th that set up the winning run at Minute Maid Park.Springer hit a solo home run in Game 6 that put the Astros ahead in a game they eventually lost 3-1.His final Series line: a .379 average, seven RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage.Springer rallied from a rugged showing in the AL Championship Series, when he batted just .115 (3 for 26) without an extra-base hit or RBI in seven games against the Yankees.That came after his fourth and most productive season in the majors, when he set career highs by hitting .283 with 34 home runs and 85 RBIs. View comments MOST READ Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Watch closely and you can see Springer, just for a moment, still begins to stumble over words sometimes. So he will calmly slow himself down, or pause for a second, before gathering himself and continuing on eloquently.At 28, the All-Star center fielder has taken every chance he’s gotten this postseason to talk about Camp SAY — that’s the Stuttering Association for the Young.Springer is a spokesman for the two-week summer camp that benefits kids and teens who stutter. He also runs a charity bowling event, raising money to help people attend the program.“I hope there’s somebody somewhere out there that is impacted and can learn to just go be who you are and not let any stage or any place stop you,” he said last week.On baseball’s big stage, the Dodgers couldn’t stop him.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Houston Astros’ George Springer reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. APLOS ANGELES — George Springer hit so many clutch home runs, he was a clear pick for World Series MVP.
Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans A 6-0 run by the Road Warriors, who played the second half of the fourth without import Wayne Chism, gave them the a 92-87 cushion amid the Aces’ repeated to steal the win in the final moments of the game.“We caught a big fish, Alaska is one of the best teams, they’re a hard team especially with their pieces,” said head coach Guiao, whose team had an overall 13-game skid dating back to the Philippine Cup. “This is a good win for us, and we need situations like this where we can build character.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We’re already looking forward to the next conference and we just have to keep gelling and build confidence.”Things went into seesaw motion in the fourth quarter with both teams exchanging baskets until the 6:19 mark of the period when Wayne Chism’s jumper gave NLEX an 86-82 lead. That, however, proved to be Chism’s final field goal as he fouled out with 5:20 remaining in the game.Alaska was able to score five unanswered points to take a 87-86 lead with 3:50 remaining on a layup from Simon Enciso before NLEX took over for good.Chism had a team-high 22 points to go along six rebounds for NLEX while JR Quiñahan added 16 points, seven boards, four assists, and two blocks off the bench.Juami Tiongson also had 16 points while Kevin Alas had 11 points to help the Road Warriors.Cory Jefferson had 36 points and 20 boards to lead the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT The scores:NLEX 100 – Chism 22, Tiongson 16, Quinahan 16, Alas 11, Al-Hussaini 9, Mallari 7, Monfort 6, Soyud 5, Rios 4, Lastimosa 2, Baracael 2, Ighalo 0, Taulava 0.ALASKA 92 – Jefferson 36, Manuel 17, Abueva 12, Casio 10, Racal 5, Banchero 3, Thoss 2, Enciso 2, Exciminiano 2, Mendoza 2, Pascual 1, Cruz 0, Galliguez 0, Hontiveros 0.Quarterscores: 18-35, 51-48, 76-75, 100-92. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: J.R. Smith, wife bring home premature daughter after 5 months in hospital MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter 10 tries, NLEX finally earned its first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, pulling off a huge upset victory over Alaska, 100-92, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors, who are already eliminated from playoff contention, improved to 1-9 and while the Aces saw their losing streak continue to five games and dropped to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View comments
Round 1: Horn pushes the offense View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn uses that jab to keep his distance against Manny Pacquiao and the Filipino tries to use his jab to get closer.Horn throws head shots after Pacquiao clinched.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao ducks that right straight and lands a quick body shot on Horn.Overall, Pacquiao looks sluggish against an aggressive Horn.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 Pacquiao clips with the left hand.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Dawn Macandili may be the shortest player in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, yet on Thursday she stood as tall as anyone else.The Philippines’ unassuming defensive ace, who stands at five-feet tall, was shocked when her name was called as the tournament’s secnd Best Libero after helping the host to an eighth place finish in the Asian event.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:49Robredo: 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 “It doesn’t stop in winning awards alone, I want to play and do my passion and that is volleyball,” said Macandili. “So that award is like a reward to the players who continue to play for the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan downs Thailand to win AVC gold Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “Of course, I was surprised because this is my first time as a national player and I think this brings a lot of pressure,” said Macandili in Filipino at Alonte Sports Arena. “Now I have to perform on a higher level compared to what I do now.”“I don’t want to settle with what I’ve achieved today and I feel that I can improve from what I did.”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 openingAnd just as fate would have it, Macandili’s Asian triumph happened exactly a year after she won the MVP in the PSL All-Filipino Conference after leading F2 Logistics to the championship.Macandili vowed that her award in the Asian Championship is not the culmination of her career. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
Sprints twins Kayla and Kyla Richardson. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The Richardson twins, Kayla and Kyla, share the same passions: Running, watching TV series and taking care of their grandparents.In fact, both are gerontology sophomores at University of Southern California.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments They also don’t put pressure on themselves even though they are expected to bring in honors in the track and field competitions.“Dr. (Philip) Juico (track and field president) told us not to be bothered by pressure, because when we are relaxed, success is on our side,” said Kayla.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We are very close to them (maternal grandparents), we take care of them as much as we can,” added Kayla.Kyla said the gerontology, a course that deals with the scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people, is a growing field and a new major at USC.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 opening“Plus people will get old eventually, they would need people to help them,” said Kayla.At the moment, Kyla and Kayla said their lives, all 18 years of them, revolve around running. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ “We just love running,” said Kyla who is a minute older than sprints queen Kayla. Kyla is entered in the relay events.They even run to get away from the stress of competition.No wonder the 18-year-olds are the “marked women” in the Southeast Asian Games sprints and relay events, which start on Tuesday.Kayla, the reigning century dash champion and silver winner in 200 meters, said they also enjoy watching TV series like Grey’s Anatomy and Food Network shows, and going to the beach.The Richardsons said they were not bothered by jet lags as they spent five days in Manila to train.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Stage parents: Malditas have someone to watch over them during SEA Games campaign NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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’ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:49Robredo: 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 doping scandal that has rocked the Commonwealth Games today grew in proportion as a second Nigerian athlete flunked dope test for the same banned stimulant, barely a day after one of his compatriots was caught for the offence.Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell told the customary morning press conference that Nigerian 110m hurdler Samuel Okon tested positive for methylhexaneamine, the same substance found to have been contained in the urine sample of compatriot women’s 100m gold medallist Osayemi Oludamola.Okon finished sixth in the men’s 110m hurdles finals.Osayemi had also tested positive for methylhaxaneamine and her ‘B’ sample test result will be known tomorrow.”We have already done 1200 dope tests upto last night.But I regret to announce that we have had a second anti-doping violation.”Nigerian 110m hurdler Samuel Okon has been tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a prohibited stiumulant under category S6 of WADA list of prohibited substances and methods.He is provisionally suspended and we have notified him. He will attend a hearing later today,” Fennell said.He said the CGF has been informed that the athlete has waived his right to test his ‘B’ sample but will be confirmed only at the hearing.”We have been informed that he is waiving his right for ‘B’ sample testing. We are yet to confirm it by the athlete in person. We will come to know of it in the provisional hearing.The ‘B’ sample result may not be available for another 24 hours,” he said.Fennell, however, ruled out sending a doping team to test all Nigerian athletes, saying that it is beyond the jurisdiction of the CGF.advertisement”We are concerned of the dope cases. We had a discussion with the leadership of the Nigerian team. They took it extremely seriously. But the jurisdiction of CGF (on dope testing) is only during the Games. After that it is the responsibility of the respective federation of the country and international federation. They are doing their very own investigation,” said Fennell.However, on-field heroics were once again pushed to the background with the unearthing of the second dope case.”We have had a second anti doping violation. Nigeria’s Samuel Okon, a 110m hurdler, has tested positive for the same Methylhexaneamine substance,” said CGF president Mike Fennell at his customary morning press conference here.Yesterday the fastest woman of the Games Osayemi was declared to have taken the same banned stimulant and the decision on her B sample, which is being tested, is expected only tomorrow. Pending the result, she remained provisionally suspended by the CGF.”It’s (Methylhexaneamine) a stimulant and in accordance with our anti doping standard, we have notified the athlete.We will have a provisional hearing later today,” said Fennell about the second positive dope test.The CGF chief said Okon, who finished sixth in his event, might have waived his right to have the B sample tested in his case, but it can be confirmed only later at the hearing.In response to a query why the same substance is being found in the athletes’ system following a spate of similar cases involving Indian sportspersons in the run-up to the Games, Fennell said that it might have to do with dieterary supplements taken by the athletes.”You are correct, the same substance is coming up. I can’t speak very definitively. It appears it may be coming from the use of (diet) supplements. The supplement industry is an unregulated industry worldwide, worth USD 86 billion”, he said.”It’s a cause of great concern. WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) commissioned a survey on supplements, but I don’t have the details.”Supplements are widely advertised and a lot of these supplements do not show presence of these banned substances in their content lists. Many are misled into using these supplements. More attention needs to be paid from an educational point of view,” he said.
When the country’s athletes were winning medals and glory for the country, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) was engaged in an ugly war of words with venue administrators, who were mostly senior serving and retired bureaucrats, over the issue of complimentary passes and the ticketing mess in general.An empty stand during the Comonwealth Games 2010.And they were not alone in this, as is evident from the dirty linen being pulled out of the OC’s closet almost daily. Many state bhavans and sports federation chiefs were engaged in slanging matches with the OC on the issue of complimentary tickets. Mail Today has copies of the angry emails sent by the venue administrators to the OC, all complaining of complimentary passes not reaching them on time. Adding insult to injury, the OC gave the venue administrators just two guest passes each for the opening and closing ceremonies. Many of them refused to accept the passes after they came to know that they would be sitting in the 30th row.Says a senior bureaucrat who had accompanied a central minister at the closing ceremony: “The tickets for the ceremony had been oversold. Seven out of 10 tickets I came across were complimentary passes and I personally saw two pass holders fighting for the same seat.”Even swimmer Khazan Singh, 1986 Seoul Asian Games silver medallist and venue administrator for the S. P. Mukherjee Aquatics Centre (Talkatora Stadium), had written to OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi on the ticketing mess: “I experience embarrassment daily for being unable to give complimentary tickets to the dozens of VIPs, athletes and their parents.advertisementThis is happening despite repeated assurance that each venue administrator would get at least 20-25 tickets to distribute. I am humiliated more because I cannot give tickets to people at the venue administered by me even though hundreds of seats are going empty.”He ended the letter stating very bluntly, “Maybe we administrators do not matter as we don’t vote like sports federations, who were later obliged facing pressure.”Singh also pointed out that the OC had overhyped the ticket sales by insisting that they had all been “sold out”, when in fact it had not printed enough tickets ostensibly to save money. But when it was faced with a rush for certain popular events, it started selling complimentary passes as priced tickets because not enough time was left for printing.Another bureaucrat posted at a venue wrote: “It surprises me as stadias are empty and people are crying for tickets. Some NRIs have also returned empty-handed from the venues and have only complained to me about the mismanagement. We have not even got our own share of passes as promised which we could have given to some visitors to save national embarrassment.”Table tennis ace Sharad Kamal’s sponsor, Rajeev Sharma of Killerspin, has also lashed out against the mismanagement of tickets. Sharma is reported to have complained that although “almost 80 per cent” of seats of the stadia were empty, tickets were not available to people who were willing to pay any price to watch the events.Others such as Siri Fort sports complex administrator Harish Kumar and D. K. Sharma, who was posted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium wrestling venue, have complained too. “Khazan Singh’s mail expresses the anguish of most of the venue administrators,” Sharma has written to Kalmadi.Most of the administrators, he complained, had to be content watching the closing ceremony on TV. Even as these allegations were flooding Kalmadi’s mailbox, the OC’s ticketing director, Monica Jolly, rejected the charges saying, “The daily quota of tickets to all venue administrators have been handed over beyond the agreed limits.”One of the administrators, Ajit Singh, responded by saying, “For the record, not even a single ticket was received by me and though I was the venue administrator for ceremonies, I did not get a single pass for any member of my family to watch any of the ceremonies.” The OC will have a lot of answering to do. The mystery of the missing ticket will haunt its members for a long time to come.
Virtual Eye, the ball-tracking technology that is being used in the Ashes, is not reliable and can have an impending impact on the outcome of tournament, feels Paul Hawkins, the founder of Hawk-Eye.”A wrong decision could completely change the course of the Ashes,” warned Hawkins.Hawkins said he believes there is a high percentage of inaccuracy in the Virtual Eye.”Hawk-Eye is accurate to an average of five millimetres (0.2 inches) for an lbw appeal. This figure could go up to 15mm depending on other factors, such as how far the batsman has advanced from the crease,” maintained Hawkins.”Evidence suggests that in case of Virtual Eye the figure goes to 45mm (1.8 inches),” he added, pointing out to an unsuccessful lbw appeal by Graeme Swann against Marcus North in the second Test.
(From Left) Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh and Mahendra Singh DhoniCricket loves its heroes. Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag. Warne, Kallis, Steyn. For the next few months, the game’s hero should be the Indian fan. Here come the world’s two biggest cricket attractions, right on top of each other. On February 19, commences the 10th cricket World Cup, somehow strung out to 49 games. Then on April 8, less than a week after the World Cup final, begins the first of the 74 games of the fourth Indian Premier League (IPL).In any other country, this would be too much of a good thing. In India, too much is barely enough. The games fixtured in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh notwithstanding, it will be Indian TV audiences that somehow make Canada vs Kenya and Ireland vs the Netherlands work as the tournament spends five weeks deciding whether West Indies or Bangladesh go through to the quarter-finals. Then they will swap their horizontal tricolours for the IPL replica gear of their favourite franchise and follow that all the way too.It’s a source of wonder. Forty years ago, India had issued fewer than a quarter of a million TV licences. Now there are sets in more than half the nation’s households, and they never shine more incessantly than for cricket. India is not just obsessed with cricket; it is, as Santosh Desai puts it in Mother Pious Lady, “obsessed with being obsessed”.For cricket elsewhere, that poses a growing dilemma. The World Cup is a misnomer. Cricket is not a global game (that is, followed in a majority of countries in ways not based chiefly on national identity), but a multinational one (dependent, like rugby, on an essentially fixed minority of countries) depending, as perhaps no other sport, on the latter-day financial heft of a single country.advertisementThe size and vitality of India’s economy has divided an ancient and widely-loved sport into two streams-the fixtures involving India, as competitor and consumer, and those not. The former are so staggeringly more lucrative that the latter have a diminishing relative existence.Every new cricket initiative worldwide involves trying to monetise Indian passion, whether it’s Australia’s mooted Big Bash League or New Zealand’s Cricket Holdings America LLC. Young cricketers hanker after the easy money of IPL: Australian domestic cricket stopped almost to a walk during the IPL auction as players hung on to every tweet and text message. Where once the objective might have been to become the next Ricky Ponting, now it is to be the next Dan Christian, made a millionaire overnight by the lightning strike of an offer from the Deccan Chargers.The Indian domination of the cricket world probably started more than 15 years ago, in the 1996 World Cup and when the Supreme Court liberalised India’s airwaves. The intrinsic qualities of cricket are coming to have less to do with this than Indian gross domestic product and gross political ambition. Ashis Nandy’s contention that cricket is an “Indian game accidentally discovered by the English” is vindicated not by culture but by capitalism, and the ballot box.It’s as simple as this. First, imagine you are a broadcaster or a manufacturer of consumer goods surveying the extraordinary cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity that is India. If you are a Samsung surveying the scene from Seoul or an LG Group from Yeouido-dong, how baffling it must seem? So many Gods. So many markets. How to span them all? Bollywood? Soap opera? Cricket outdoes them all, partly because it effortlessly enfolds elements of the other two-narrative, character and tamasha. No wonder, cricket attracts 85 per cent of the advertising monies lavished on sport in India.Imagine you are a politician. It’s easy, just abandon all your moral scruples. Think about the appeal to your constituents of a cricket-friendly face and a cricket-minded administration. What would an IPL franchise, a new cricket stadium or just hosting a ODI might be worth? What a way to evince your common touch, your affinity for vernacular culture.India outstrips cricket in rival nations because it has a lot more people who want to buy mobile phones and TVs. Also, its political and media elites are full of exuberant self-admiration.When the World Cup was last in India, the dominant administrative figures, such as Jagmohan Dalmiya and I.S. Bindra, had deep roots in the game. The administration of cricket in India in the last 15 years has been transformed by the presence of such political heavyweights as Arun Jaitley of Delhi, Rajeev Shukla of Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi of Gujarat, Anurag Thakur of Himachal Pradesh, Ranjib Biswal of Orissa, Dayanand Narvekar of Goa, Jyotiraditya Scindia of Madhya Pradesh, Ranbir Singh Mahendra of Haryana, Lalu Prasad Yadav of Bihar and just lately, Shashi Tharoor and K.V. Thomas in Kerala, although, perhaps above all, by Sharad Pawar, the “King of Maharastra”, patron of Lalit Modi, now poo-bah of the ICC.Cricket in India is not big only because of its fans’ unique passion, its players’ great skills, the game’s incomparable appeal, and it is certainly not because of the talent of its administration. It outstrips the game in rival nations because India has a lot more people who want to buy mobile phones and TVs while aspiring to white goods, and also because of the exuberant selfadmiration of India’s political and media elites.advertisementWhat does this mean for cricket? In the nearterm, this has meant great rewards for players, who have no objection to being told where to go and what to do, providing a king’s ransom is involved, and also improved access and better deals for fans, because they are now also consumers whose disposable rupee is suddenly worth hustling for.A pre-industrial game, however, does not make a natural fit with a late capitalist economy. At risk is its hold on any independent existence, as a game, as a cultural form, as an institution. Cricket has never been truly outside economics and politics in India, as has been argued by Ramachandra Guha in A Corner of a Foreign Field. It has been an heir to the fissures and tensions of race, cast, religion and nation.But within it has been preserved something spontaneous, romantic, transcendent and inspirational. Something beyond the market forces. In this latest incarnation, cricket is mainly an effective means of conveying goods to the market; in and of itself it is arguably of dwindling significance.This happens everywhere. This summer in Australia, watching the Ashes felt like visiting a shopping mall. There was something deliciously subversive about watching the team that had come to play win, and the team wheeled out to interrupt the ads get rock’n’rolled.But India’s playing is like the effect of any other two nations squared. Which is actually a diminution of cricket worldwide. One of the qualities of Indian fans has always been their global awareness. They were international followers of the game long before it was straightforward to be so. They would follow events in, say, Australia or the West Indies almost as closely as they followed their own favourites.The Game ChangersClick here to EnlargeAn irony of Indian cricket’s resistless rise is that the game is becoming less global, relatively speaking. While football and the Olympics have maintained their relentless onward march, Test cricket remains a small club; ODI cricket is a little larger. As Amit Gupta notes in Cricket and Globalisation: “There are no cricketers who have become global icons and advertising brand names in non-cricket-playing countries as David Beckham, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan have done for their sports in countries like China.”China developing a taste for cricket might change the landscape. Cricket’s string-pullers would like that, because there are a lot more consumer markets to conquer there. But, really, who cares? They’re creaming it at the moment without having to look anywhere else. In the short-to-medium-term, the name of the game is exploiting a core market that is still growing.advertisementElsewhere, cricket is becoming subtly less local. When India visits Australia later this year, it will be transported in an Indian commercial bubble, with its home TV viewers in mind: even the hoardings at the grounds will be allocated to Indian brands. Series that don’t involve India, meanwhile, drift into the twilight of obscure pay-TV channels.The quasi-domestic Champions League is perhaps the most bizarre artefact of Indian hegemony, a tournament that even when it is not in India is all about that country. Last year’s installment in South Africa remains in the memory only because of its eeriness: bad cricket being played by ordinary cricketers in front of handfuls of spectators, gyrating cheerleaders and overexcited commentators simply because ESPN, frustrated at having failed to bid for the IPL, had forked out $1 billion.Here too can be seen most clearly the distinction between what the fans want and what the cricket-industrial complex wants them to want. That’s no way to treat heroes.Gideon Haigh is a Melbourne-based cricket historian and writer.
Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 282 runs partnership for the first wicket against Zimbabwe represented Sri Lanka’s best opening partnership in the World Cup.Dilshan blasted 16 fours and a six to score a 131-ball 144, while Tharanga plundered 17 fours en route to his 133.According to Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara, the partnership between Dilshan and Tharnaga took away the match from Zimbabwe.Dilshan scored 144 runs and took four wickets by giving just four runs.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ unbeaten winning streak at home this season will be under threat when they take on Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Chennai on Sunday.The crucial clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium provides the visiting team the chance to go level on points with Chennai while victory will see the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led champions record their fourth successive win at home this season.Chennai’s campaign has been kept on course by their three home wins and they will be keen to keep the run going but Deccan too are high on confidence after their recent big win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala.The match is set to be a battle of wits between the might of Chennai’s batting and the rejuvenated bowling attack of the Chargers.Dhoni’s men, though good players of spin, will also be wary of the threat posed by Amit Mishra, who has sneaked up on the wickettaker’s list to go joint second with nine scalps amid all the underperformance around him.Deccan will look to pries open Chennai’s Indo- Aussie opening pair of Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey. Vijay has looked solid, but has failed to keep his head and thrown his wicket away more often than not even as Hussey has lent assurance and order to the line- up. But the danger man will be home boy S Badrinath, who is in splendid form and, with three half centuries, is the team’s leading scorer in IPL 4.Dhoni is uncharacteristically struggling for runs as is Suresh Raina, the franchise’s highest rungetter in their three- season history.advertisementThe visitors’ batting, in which only skipper Kumar Sangakkara has consistently made runs, will be severely put under pressure by the bowling of Australian pacer Doug Bollinger, local boy Ashwin and the right- arm medium pace of Albie Morkel.Meanwhile Chargers vice- captain Cameron White feels his side can topple Chennai if they combine their batting and bowling units effectively.” We haven’t won two games in row but tomorrow is a good opportunity to do that. We lost Kochi the other day and hopefully, we can start to go on a bit a run,” he said. (With inputs from PTI)
The British government joined in calls for media baron Rupert Murdoch to shelve his ambition of taking full control of British Sky Broadcasting as his newspapers are embroiled in unethical news gathering practices. The decision capped a day in which former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused Murdoch’s UK newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family. Police officers came under sharp criticism for failing to turn up evidence of some of the most serious spying allegations. In a rare show of cross-party consensus, the David Cameron government signalled its willingness to support the opposition Labour Party’s mission in the House of Commons. In other developments, Murdoch has been asked to appear before the Culture, Media Sports committee of the House of Commons. He will give evidence in the imbroglio that involves the press, politicians and the police. Allegations of hacking, deception and privacy violations are being levelled against two of his British newspapers – The Sun and The Sunday Times. According to British media, Brown was one of thousands whose privacy was breached by News International papers. Journalists from News International repeatedly targeted the former prime minister. They attempted to access his voicemail and bank account details. They didn’t stop at that. In what has come as a complete shock to Britain, his family’s medical records, specifically of his seriously ill son, too were also targeted. Murdoch’s News International on Thursday had announced the closure of Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid, News of the World, following a ruckus over its news gathering practices that involved the illegal hacking of phones. The final edition of the 168-year-old tabloid, which put Murdoch on the world stage, came on July 10. He unexpectedly decided to close down the weekly following a public backlash over the tactics used by it to expose the rich, famous and the royal to become Britain’s best-selling weekly newspaper. Meanwhile, London’s Metropolitan Police has been heavily criticised over its response to the scandal. Senior officials of London’s Metropolitan Police regretted that an investigation of the News of the World newspaper in 2006 had not uncovered the extent of the alleged phone hacking. They blamed the News of the World and parent company News International for not cooperating with the investigations. They pleaded that the force was preoccupied with terrorism investigations, saying that resources were stretched. Serving and former senior officers faced hostile questions from a parliamentary committee about allegations that police sold information to journalists and may have been bribed or pressured to prevent investigations.advertisement
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamps on FIFA World Cup 2014 that gets underway in Brazil on Thursday night.Modi said the sport brings about a spirit of amity and belongingness among nations of the world. Modi hoped that the FIFA World Cup become a bridge for connecting nations together.Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal releases commemorative postage stamps on FIFA World Cup 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI PhotoModi said that India is preparing to host the under-17 FIFA World Cup and also recalled the glorious history of football in India. He also urged the Department of Posts to also develop a website on the history of Indian football.The Prime Minister observed that commentary, especially radio commentary, probably played a key role in enhancing the popularity of cricket, and the art of commentary should be developed in other sports as well.The function was attended by several prominent sporting icons including K. Malleswari, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sunil Chhetri, Sushil Kumar, Ajit Pal Singh, Chunni Goswami, Subrata Bhattacharya, and Kirti Azad.All India Football Federation president Praful Patel was also present at the occasion.
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Nevertheless, Pera made it clear how much Gasol has meant to the club.“Marc has been a dedicated teammate, star player and pillar of this team for the past 11 seasons,” Pera said in a statement. “He plays with a heart and a passion for the game that helped carry this franchise to seven straight playoff appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“But what Marc has done for this organization is about more than just basketball. He was a part of a core group of players that helped shape the identity of this franchise on and off the court and were embraced by the city of Memphis.”Pera thanked Gasol for “his blood, sweat and dedication to the Grizzlies and Memphis. The impact he has had on this team and the city will live on, and we look forward to one day welcoming him back home to Memphis where his No. 33 jersey will hang in the rafters”. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Raptors, 40-16, are 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for the top record in the Eastern Conference while the Grizzlies, 22-34, have the second-worst record in the Western Conference, eight games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the last playoff spot.Gasol, a three-time NBA All-Star and 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, helped Spain to two Eurobasket titles and two Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012.Gasol has career averages of 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots a game for the Grizzlies.Gasol’s older brother Pau is a two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers who played for the Grizzlies from 2001-2008.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies plays the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPMarc Gasol’s No. 33 jersey will be retired by the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, team owner Robert Pera said Friday, a day after trading the Spanish center to the Toronto Raptors.The 34-year-old Spanish 7-footer (2.16m) has played for the Grizzlies since making his 2008 NBA debut but was moved to the contending Raptors at Thursday’s league trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
MOST READ The Bucks returned to the starting five they used most of the season in Game 5, the lineup that helped them to the NBA’s best record. But they were left with the same result as the third and fourth games and now face elimination when the series resumes Saturday.Guard Malcolm Brogdon finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists Thursday in his first start since returning from a foot injury in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics. But his first career postseason double-double wasn’t enough as Milwaukee lost 105-99 to the Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe top-seeded Bucks need a win in Toronto after falling there twice already in the series.“You know, we’ve been a resilient group all year,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We just need to think about going and winning one game, go to Toronto and get that.” Marcello Lippi returns for second stint as China head coach ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Budenholzer said before Game 5 that he and his staff were thinking of making a change to the starting lineup after going with the same five in each of the first four games of the series. Along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, that group included Nikola Mirotic, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe.After winning the first two games in the series, the Bucks then lost consecutive games for only the second time all season.Milwaukee’s coaching staff elected to switch things up and start Brodgon instead of Mirotic.“I think Malcolm was very good overall, and it’s a group that started 64 out of 65 games for us,” Budenholzer said. “Malcolm has been the starter for the preponderance of the season and so I just felt it was the time for that group to start again. He did a lot of things well. (I’m) pleased with Malcolm.”Brodgon scored eight early points to propel Milwaukee to a 32-22 lead after the first quarter. But the Raptors turned the game around early in the second and pulled away behind 15 points in the final quarter from Kawhi Leonard, who finished with 35.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) loses the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) and guard Danny Green (14) defend during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)MILWAUKEE — Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals.A lineup change didn’t provide one, so the Bucks have to come up with something else in Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He’s a great player,” Brogdon said. “You’ve just got to make him uncomfortable. Tonight he was able to get to his spots and affect the game on both sides. We’ve got to be able to limit him if we’re going to win the next game.”Mirotic was scoreless in just nine minutes on Thursday. A perimeter-shooting big man acquired during the season from New Orleans in a three-team deal, he averaged nearly 25 minutes through the first four games of the series.Budenholzer said he wasn’t sure what role Mirotic would play in Game 6.“We’ll evaluate everything and see how Niko fits,” he said. “He gives us great spacing, great shooting. If he can help us off the bench, then obviously we’ll use him, and he can be very helpful to us.”The Bucks got just 15 points from their bench on Thursday, their lowest of any game this series.Despite losing Games 3 and 4 in Toronto, the Bucks head north knowing they won two games in the Scotiabank Arena in the regular season.“Yeah, it’s a great environment to play in,” said Lopez, who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds on Thursday. “Their fans bring a lot of energy. I definitely think our team will be up for it. We’re ready for the challenge, so we just have to obviously go out there and take care of business.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess
DefinitionEye emergencies include cuts, scratches, objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Certain eye infections and other medical conditions, such as blood clots or glaucoma, may also need prompt medical care. Since the eye is easily damaged, any of these conditions can lead to vision loss if untreated.ConsiderationsIt is important to get medical attention for all major eye or eyelid injuries and problems. Eye problems (such as a painful red eye) that are not due to injury still need urgent medical attention.Causes A black eye is usually caused by direct trauma to the eye or face. The bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin. The tissue around the eye turns black and blue, gradually becoming purple, green, and yellow over several days. The abnormal color disappears within 2 weeks. Swelling of the eyelid and tissue around the eye may also occur.Certain types of skull fractures can cause bruising around the eyes, even without direct injury to the eye.Sometimes, serious damage to the eye itself occurs from the pressure of a swollen eyelid or face. A hyphema is blood in the front area of the eye. Trauma is a common cause and is often due to a direct hit to the eye from a ball.Chemical injuriesA chemical injury to the eye can be caused by a work-related accident. It can also be caused by common household products, such as cleaning solutions, garden chemicals, solvents, or many other types of chemicals. Fumes and aerosols can also cause chemical burns.With acid burns, the haze on the cornea often clears and there is a good chance of recovery.Alkaline substances — such as lime, lye, drain cleaners, and sodium hydroxide found in refrigeration equipment — may cause permanent damage to the cornea.It is important to flush out the eye with clean water or salt water (saline) while seeking urgent medical care.Eyelid and eye cutsadvertisementAn injury to the eyelid may be a sign of severe injury to the eye itself.Foreign object in the eye and corneal injuriesThe cornea is the clear (transparent) tissue covering the front of the eye.Dust, sand, and other debris can easily enter the eye. Persistent pain, sensitivity to light, and redness are signs that treatment is needed.A foreign body in the eye may threaten vision if the object enters the eye itself or damages the cornea or lens. Foreign bodies thrown at high speed by machining, grinding, or hammering metal have the highest risk of injuring the eye.SymptomsDepending on the type of injury, any of the following symptoms may be present:Bleeding or other discharge from or around the eyeBruisingDecreased visionDouble visionEye painHeadacheItchy eyesLoss of vision, total or partial, one eye or bothPupils of unequal sizeRedness — bloodshot appearanceSensation of something in the eyeSensitivity to lightStinging or burning in the eyeFirst AidTake prompt action and follow the steps below if you or someone else has an eye-related injury.SMALL OBJECT ON THE EYE OR EYELIDThe eye will often clear itself of tiny objects, like eyelashes and sand, through blinking and tearing. If not, take these steps:Tell the person not to rub the eye. Wash your hands before examining it.Examine the eye in a well-lighted area. To find the object, have the person look up and down, then from side to side.If you cannot find the object, grasp the lower eyelid and gently pull down on it to look under the lower eyelid. To look under the upper lid, you can place a clean cotton-tipped swab on the outside of the upper lid and gently flip the lid over the cotton swab.If the object is on an eyelid, try to gently flush it out with clean water. If that does not work, try touching a second cotton-tipped swab to the object to remove it.If the object is on the eye, try gently rinsing the eye with clean water. If available, use an eye dropper positioned above the outer corner of the eye. Do not touch the eye itself with the cotton swab.A scratchy feeling or other minor discomfort may continue after removing eyelashes and other tiny objects. This will go away within a day or two. If the person continues to have discomfort or blurred vision, get medical help.OBJECT STUCK OR EMBEDDED IN EYELeave the object in place. Do nottry to remove the object. Do nottouch it or apply any pressure to it.Calm and reassure the person.Wash your hands.Bandage both eyes. If the object is large, place a paper cup or cone over the injured eye and tape it in place. Cover the uninjured eye with gauze or a clean cloth. If the object is small, cover both eyes with a clean cloth or sterile dressing. Even if only one eye is affected, covering both eyes will help prevent eye movement.Get medical help right away. Do not delay.CHEMICALS IN THE EYEadvertisementFlush with cool tap water right away. Turn the persons head so the injured eye is down and to the side. Holding the eyelid open, allow running water from the faucet to flush the eye for 15 minutes.If both eyes are affected, or if the chemicals are also on other parts of the body, have the person take a shower.If the person is wearing contact lenses and the lenses did not flush out from the running water, have the person try to remove the contacts after the flushing procedure.Continue to flush the eye with clean water or saline while seeking urgent medical attention.Seek medical help right away. Do not delay.EYE CUTS, SCRATCHES, OR BLOWSGently apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and help stop bleeding. Do notapply pressure to control bleeding.If blood is pooling in the eye, cover both eyes with a clean cloth or sterile dressing.Seek medical help right away. Do not delay.EYELID CUTSCarefully wash the eye. Place a patch over the eye. If the cut is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean, dry cloth until the bleeding stops.Rinse with water, cover with a clean dressing, and place a cold compress on the dressing to reduce pain and swelling.Seek medical help right away. Do not delay.Do NotDO NOTDo not press or rub an injured eye.Do not remove contact lenses unless rapid swelling is occurring, there is a chemical injury and the contacts did not come out with the water flush, or you cannot get prompt medical help.Do not attempt to remove a foreign body or any object that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye. Get medical help promptly.Do not use cotton swabs, tweezers, or anything else on the eye itself. Cotton swabs should only be used on the eyelid.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalSeek emergency medical care if:There appears to be a scratch, cut, or something has gone into (penetrated) the eyeballAny chemical gets into the eyeThe eye is painful and redNausea or headache occur with the eye pain (this may be a symptom of glaucoma or stroke)There is any change in vision (such as blurred or double vision)There is uncontrollable bleedingPreventionSupervise children carefully. Teach them how to be safe.Always wear protective eye gear when:Using power tools, hammers, or other striking toolsWorking with toxic chemicalsCycling or participating in sports where there is a high likelihood of injury to the eye, such as indoor racket sportsReferencesadvertisement Henley GW. Eye emergencies. In: Wolfson AB, Hendey GW, Ling LJ, Rosen CL, eds. Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 54-61.Sharma R, Brunette DD. Ophthalmology. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2009:chap 69.Review Date:5/9/2013Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. WWE Monday Night Raw saw some surprising buildups before the upcoming Clash of Champions pay per view on September 15. While Bayley turned heel much to the surprise of the WWE Universe, The OC made a violent statement by ripping off the contract between Rollins and Strowman to trigger a brawl. The evening also saw Bray Wyatt issuing a major challenge, which seemed like the perfect buildup to his new character.Raw opened with a contract signing between Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship bout at Clash of Champions, which saw Styles, the United States champion, being joined by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in coming out to complain about being passed over for both the universal and tag team titles. The verbal tiff soon turned into a brawl and it was later revealed “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will moderate a second contract signing between Rollins and Strowman next week when WWE Raw returns to New York’s Madison Square Garden. The evening also saw Lynch doing an in-ring promo by calling out the “little blue-haired freak” Banks for being whiny. She went on to turn down Becky Lynch’s offer for a fighter by saying she doesn’t fight for free and will only do so for a paycheck, thus making their bout at Clash of Champions official. Later in the evening a match between Becky Lynch and Bayley against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross ended in disqualification, after Banks made her way to ringside and altered the finish. Just as Becky Lynch appeared close to putting Bliss away, Banks hit her with a backstabber from behind. She then pulled out a steel chair and began to attack until Bayley grabbed it from behind. After a long staredown in which Bayley and Banks exchanged words under their breath, Bayley let out an evil smile and joined her in attacking Lynch with the chair as the show ended. Here’s what else happened on WWE Monday Night Raw:Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defeated Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder via pinfall.Lacey Evans defeated Natalya via pinfall.King of the Ring quarterfinal: Baron Corbin defeated Cedric Alexander via pinfall.Viking Raiders defeated Tyler Hastings and Brian Thomas via pinfall.King of the Ring quarterfinal: Samoa Joe and Ricochet both advanced after a double pinfall.The Miz defeated Cesaro via pinfall.The evening also saw Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson via pinfall despite outside interference from Styles. Furthermore, the latest episode of Firefly Fun House saw Bray Wyatta challeneg Rollins and Strowman to a match at Hell in a Cell. bayleyBraun StrowmanBray WyattRAW First Published: September 3, 2019, 3:53 PM IST