Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nursing an LCL injury, Jalalon was stuck in the sidelines doing therapy with the Hotshots PTs, watching helplessly as coach Chito Victolero laid down the groundwork in the team’s first week of practices.But the former Arellano guard’s frustrations isn’t limited on Star alone with the injury also ruling him out of Gilas Pilipinas in the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers later this month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m already out. I really want to join them, but the doctors advised me to not to,” said Jalalon, who is will continue therapy for the next two weeks before the doctors could give him the green light to finally rejoin the Hotshots.With the chance to don the national colors out of the picture, Jalalon is now looking at the next task ahead, and that is to be in full strength once Star opens its campaign this upcoming 2017-2018 PBA season. “I’m just strengthening my knee and following what the PTs tell. I’ll continue doing therapy and I’m preparing to play in the opening,” he said.As an observer, Jalalon also liked what he saw from the Hotshots after this first week of training.“I could really see that we play well in our practices and I feel that this will be the timewe’ll really be contending for the title.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Timberwolves overwhelm Jazz for 109-98 win MOST READ LATEST STORIES CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESSophomore playmaker Jio Jalalon couldn’t hide his frustrations as he was limited to a spectator in Star’s morning practice at Ronac Art Center on Tuesday.“I’m not used to this, that I’m not practicing. I’m jealous,” he admitted.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Gautam Gambhir and in-form Robin Uthappa’s crackling half centuries to sail to a facile seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant in an IPL game and go on top of points table here on Wednesday.Uthappa (87; 47b 7×4 6×6) stole the show with some crisp power hitting as he brought up his third IPL 50 in this season of the Indian Premier League at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Gambhir (62; 46b 6×4 1×6) at the end played second fiddle as the visitors made the most of some poor bowling by the hosts to finish on 184/3.Uthappa was dropped on 12 when the team was 51/1 by Jaydev Unadkar off Imran Tahir’s bowling.Gambhir notched up his 34th half-century in his 100 game for the men in purple. For Pune who set a target of 183 after being asked to bat first, only Unadkat and Dan Christian got wickets.Narine (16; 11b; 3×4 0x6) was run out after the spinner turned opener got off to another brisk start.Unadkat took the wicket of Uthappa while Christian sent Gambhir back in the hut but it was too little too late as the damage was already done. Darren Bravo (6 not out) milked a cover drive to hit the winning runs as Manish Pandey (0 not out) watched from the non-striker’s end.Earlier, captain Steve Smith led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to help Rising Pune Supergiant post 182/5.Smith (51 not out from 37 balls) held the innings together as openers Ajinkya Rahane 46 (41b; 4×4, 1×6) and Rahul Tripathi 38 (23b; 7×4) played important knocks. Smith’s half century was laced with four boundaries and a six.advertisementChinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (2/31) was the pick of the bowlers for KKR.Pune openers recovered from a tentative start against KKR new ball bowlers with Tripathi playing the aggressor’s role after being dropped on 35 by Yusuf Pathan off Colin de Grandhomme’s delivery.The in-form 26-year-old right-hander took a liking to pacer Umesh Yadav, hitting three fours, two in one over, to race to 38 off just 22 balls before leg-spinner Piyush Chawla outfoxed him with a googly that the batsman chopped onto his stumps trying to cut.At the other end, Rahane looked steady for his knock but fell short when Sunil Narine went wide outside off stump to force him to come down the ground and get stumped by wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa.Rahane was part of two vital partnerships, with Tripathi for a 65-run stand for the first wicket and with Skipper Smith for a 47-run second-wicket stand.Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a quickfire 23 (11b 1×4 2×6) before Kuldeep got the back of the former India captain with a googly as Uthappa stumped him.Christian 16 (6b 0x4 2×6) hit big too before getting out off the last delivery as KKR leaked 30 runs in the last two overs. Christian tonked two sixes to take his side to a par score on this wicket.
Achieving your goals is the philosophy Daniel Barton follows.The 24-year-old has had a rollercoaster 2012; he won the National Touch League (NTL) with the Sydney Scorpions in March, debut for the Australian men’s opens team in the Trans-Tasman series in Mudgee in April and tomorrow he will don the sky blue shirt of New South Wales for the first time.Barton will be one of many NSW players taking on Queensland in the 2012 State of Origin (SOO) series, which will be played in Port Macquarie tomorrow and Saturday.But Barton’s success in Touch Football can be attributed to hard work, dedication and his passion for the sport.“If you want to succeed in sport and want to do well, you have to set your goals,” Barton said.“It’s good to set your goals and achieve them.”The Parramatta Eel said he has been fortunate to grab the opportunities he has been given with both hands.However, he is not the first Barton to wear the NSW and Australian colours.In 1985, his father Paul played for Australia in the first Test series against New Zealand and also represented NSW for seven years.“Although he hasn’t said it, I’m sure he is proud of me. He came up and watched me in the Trans-Tasman series,” Daniel said.Being one of the seven debutantes in the 14-man NSW line-up, Daniel is jumping out of his skin to get on the paddock.“I’m really looking forward to it. It is a different environment.“Speaking to Steve [Roberts, NSW captain] and he said ‘this [SOO] is the hardest tournament. It’s more competitive than Trans-Tasman’.“Queensland have a good side and quite a few good players.”The men’s opens first match will tap-off at 7.30pm tomorrow.For more information on the State of Origin series, check out these websites:SOO – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auOr FOLLOW us on Twitter or LIKE us on our Facebook page.Related LinksState of Origin
Hasenhuttl insists Southampton will help Davis join Rangersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is understanding of Steven Davis’ desire to return to Rangers.According to Sky Sports News, Rangers and Saints are in talks over a transfer. Saints are okay with letting their club captain leave. The 34-year-old wants to make the move, and he has his manager’s blessing.”The fact is he has a half-year contract here until the summer so what we want to give him is the chance to make the next step, if it is a possibility we will help him to do so,” Hasenhuttl said to reporters.”He has done a lot for this club so hopefully we can find a win-win solution for both sides.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Inter Milan coach Conte disappointed with Italian fansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte has taken a swipe at Italian fans.Conte returned to Serie A this season and was struck by the difference in attitude.“Racism is a problem in Italy, but so is any kind of insult, and after three years away, I find Italy has regressed,” said Conte in a Press conference ahead of tonight’s Milan Derby.“People write exclusively to foment hatred. Italy has become far worse lately and we are all to blame. We’re talking about something that educates the next generation to hate and engage in violence.”He added: “It would be wonderful to see fans attend games just to cheer on their own team. Children ought to hear that instead of observing these hostile atmospheres that are right on the borderline.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say