Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending 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 Lyceum lost hold of its 17-point lead, 71-54 in the third quarter as Laurenz Victoria and Leo Gabo willed Mapua to get to as close as six late in the game.Robinson said that it’s something his team needs to work on as the Pirates gear up for tougher foes ahead.“That’s the challenge for us. If we want to stay on top, there’s a lot of responsibilities that come with it. We’re the barometer. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for us that any team can beat us if we let our guards down,” he said.Gabo paced Mapua (1-9) with 21 points and five assists, while Christian Buñag had 18 markers and 14 rebounds in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next CJ Perez paced the Pirates with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino got 19 markers, six boards, and two dimes.MJ Ayaay and Ralph Tansingco both chimed in 10 points apiece in Lyceum’s 10th straight win.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 shutoutCoach Topex Robinson, though, was dissatisfied with how his side reacted to the Cardinals’ challenge, as the cellar dwellers gave the Pirates everything they could handle.“I guess we didn’t play our usual game. We didn’t honor the game and it almost backfired on us. Credit to coach Atoy (Co) for preparing his team well for us,” the youthful mentor said. View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cup Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lyceum didn’t look like it missed a beat as it sustained its hot streak to the second round of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 96-90 victory over Mapua Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LYCEUM 96 – Perez 22, Jc. Marcelino 19, Ayaay 10, Tansingco 10, Caduyac 8, Pretta 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Liwag 5, Nzeusseu 5, Marata 3, Baltazar 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Santos 0.MAPUA 90 – Gabo 21, Buñag 18, Victoria 16, Aguirre 11, Nieles 9, Orquina 7, Pelayo 6, Raflores 2.Quarters: 20-21, 48-43, 73-58, 96-90. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games
PBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare used a strong third quarter assault to send Jose Rizal University to its second straight loss, 93-76, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson dazzled his way to 25 points and accounted for 10 of the Coffee Lovers’ 38 third quarter markers to grab the commanding 72-54 lead.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Paolo Pontejos led JRU (1-2) with 16 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from threes, while MJ Dela Virgen had 14.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 93 — Jackson 25, Bitoon 18, Pare 17, Dionisio 9, Ambuludto 6, Hallare 6, Rebugio 5, Rubio 4, Acuno 3, Alcober 0, Catura 0, Decano 0, Fontanilla 0, Jumaquio 0.JRU 76 — Pontejos 16, Dela Virgen 14, Apinan 10, Mendoza 10, Esguerra 7, Tayongtong 7, Tobiano 6, Yu 4, Padua 2, Bordon 0, Perez 0, Silvarez 0.Quarters: 16-17, 34-33, 72-54, 93-76.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Blatche joins Gilas Pilipinas practice John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Chris Bitoon added 18 markers, eight coming in that telling third period, on top of four rebounds and three assists, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare wound up with a double-double of 17 points and 12 boards.Collecting back-to-back victories to improve its standing at 2-1, Gamboa-St. Clare coach Jinino Manansala believes that it further helps his side gain respect from its favored foes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just wanted to give a statement so that we can gain respect from teams in the other leagues,” he said.The Coffee Lovers refused to step on the brakes, running the Heavy Bombers to the ground, 28-7, and capitalized on JRU’s 23 turnovers which they turned to 23 turnover points. View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
LATEST STORIES Supporters of Russian athletes wait before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don’t have a gold medal.It’s an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi with 13 gold medals — though two of those have since been stripped for doping.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D-League: AMA recalls Taganas, Cañete Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC But then again, the country of Russia is not here.On the wall of the “Olympic athletes from Russia” delegation office in Pyeongchang, there’s a board titled “our podium” with Russian medal-winners’ photos attached under pictures of gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold column is empty.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’d like to fill in that part of the chart, so that we get a number instead of a zero,” the head of the delegation, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, said Sunday. “I think we’re justified in hoping for gold medals.”Russians traditionally consider the medals race the biggest event of all — coming first is considered “winning the Olympics” — but as of Sunday afternoon in Pyeongchang, Russian athletes had two silver and seven bronze medals. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Like most of the world, Russia counts gold medals first in the standings, so to sit behind Belarus and Britain is galling for the team.A key reason for the team’s lack of gold medals here is that the International Olympic Committee refused to invite dozens of Russian athletes, saying it couldn’t be sure they hadn’t been part of doping schemes.Among those missing were 2014 gold medalists including cross-country skier Alexander Legkov and skeleton slider Alexander Tretiakov, plus top speedskaters and biathletes. That has forced some little-known Russians to step into the role of team leaders.Among those is the 21-year-old cross-country skier Alexander Bolshunov, who won bronze in the sprint, missing out on gold by 1.36 seconds.Pozdnyakov said Bolshunov and other cross-country skiers were a new generation of Russian athletes with eyes on the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.ADVERTISEMENT “A lot of our team’s leaders weren’t invited to the Games, and they were replaced by young athletes who were representing junior teams just yesterday,” he said. “These guys have been winning bronze medals, so from our point of view it’s the main achievement of the first week.”The lack of top athletes has also left Russia’s team unable to field relay squads for sports such as speedskating, limiting their medal chances further.A slump after Sochi was expected anyway — Olympic hosts tend to perform above their usual level — but as well as the doping issues, there’s also been some bad luck. Snowboarder Nikolai Olyunin, a silver medalist in 2014, left Pyeongchang with his leg broken in three places after a fall.The Russians are now seemingly back to the level of the team that competed at Vancouver in 2010.Back then, Russia won 15 medals, only three of them gold — considered so embarrassing that former Moscow anti-doping lab director Grigory Rodchenkov said it persuaded officials to set up an intensive doping program in time for the Sochi Games.So who could still win a Russian gold medal in Pyeongchang?Women’s figure skating appears to be a good shot. Two-time reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva broke her own short program world record in the team event, and has only lost to one skater since 2015 — her teammate Alina Zagitova. That medal will be decided Feb. 23.The men’s hockey team is a contender, too, with Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datysuk among the very best non-NHL talent in Pyeongchang. An opening 3-2 loss to Slovakia rattled Russian fans’ nerves, but the team was much more dominant in an 8-2 demolition of Slovenia and a 4-0 win over the U.S.There are also medal hopes in aerials skiing with Ilya Burov, and in snowboard slalom, where U.S.-born Vic Wild and his wife Alena Zavarzina were both 2014 gold medalists, though neither has won an event this season.If a Russian athlete wins gold in Pyeongchang, they’ll hear the Olympic anthem play. The IOC rules on “Olympic Athletes from Russia” mean they’re competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag. The IOC could decide Feb. 24 to lift Russia’s suspension for the closing ceremony, a formal return to the Olympic family after doping scandals. “We’re happy with every medal,” despite the lack of gold, Pozdnyakov said. “Our main target is to get the flag back.” View comments
China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Creamline tests Adamson-Akari Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel Beer clamped down hard on TNT KaTropa in the second half on Friday night to complete a rally from 15 points down and move within a win of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title after a 111-102 triumph that highlighted the talent of a franchise working on building a modern-day dynasty.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Alex Cabagnot scored 12 points in the fourth period, Arwind Santos had 20 of 27 in the second half and the San Miguel defense held the Texters to just 41 points in the final two quarters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“This game proves the saying that defense wins championships,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria. “They worked together on defense. That’s the character of this team, the character that gave us our first championship together.”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 starsAfter allowing Ranidel de Ocampo 19 first-half points that powered the Texters to a 61-46 lead at the half, the Beermen held the many-time national team member scoreless in the final two periods while also making life hell for Jason Castro in the same stretch.San Miguel now has two chances to wrap this thing up and snap a 17-year title drought in this tournament—starting with Game 6 on Sunday. View comments 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But, more importantly, a title here puts the Beermen in line for a second Grand Slam.“This is not over yet,” Austria warned, even as TNT coach Nash Racela is looking at one key statistic that did them in.“We have to limit our turnovers,” Racela said after his charges committed 24 total blunders. “Again, the goal is to get to a Game 7. Our emotions cannot be dictated [by the result] of this game. We have to be focused on the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT
MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Gilas’ Standhardinger on China: ‘I hope they won’t like playing against me’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ READ: Fajardo still ready to play in Fiba Asia Cup if calf injury improves “If he can play, then that’s a bonus, but we’re preparing as if he can’t, because it’s more difficult [to wait-and-see]. We’re preparing as if he’s not going to be there. I think that’s the best way to handle this,” he said.Fajardo showed up in Gilas’ last practice before flying to Lebanon in street clothes as a show of support.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “No. If he can’t play, then we go with 11,” Reyes told reporters Saturday.READ: Fajardo out of Gilas for Fiba Asia Cup due to injuryFEATURED 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 starsThe reigning three-time PBA MVP hasn’t ruled himself out of the Fiba Asia. He will join the team when it leaves for Beirut, Lebanon early Sunday morning.But Reyes said Gilas is already undergoing its buildup without Fajardo in mind rather than taking a wait-and-see approach. Injured center June Mar Fajardo, who walks with a limp, shows his full support for Gilas. Mark GiongcoGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes said he has no plans of replacing June Mar Fajardo in the Fiba Asia Cup lineup.Fajardo is expected to miss the tournament in Beirut, Lebanon due to a strained right calf.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter Letran finished the first round with a 5-4 slate, coach Jeff Napas said there was still a lot to be desired with the way his team is playing this NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“I’m still not satisfied because I feel that we still lack effort. We’re still not giving a total team effort. That’s going to be our focus in the second round,” the Knights mentor said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “We shouldn’t use that as an excuse. It’s a matter of stepping up from whoever I pull from our bench,” he said.As disheartening as the defeat was, Napa said that the Knights’ final game of the first round should serve as a lesson for his bench.“My bench players didn’t step up. We still depend on our main guys to play heavy minutes and that’s where we suffered,” he said. “But the players are still positive. We just have to adjust and check the mindset of our players, especially the ones on the bench, for them to recall their roles.”Napa ended: “Every game, we learn a lot. It’s all a matter of executing our game plan. That’s what we want to achieve, that for our bench players to compliment our main guys.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Calisaan shocked by ejection, rues missed chance to play on home floor Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Down at the cellar at one point of the season at 1-3, Letran has went on to rack up four straight victories before Lyceum halted that run, 75-68, on Friday.It was undeniable that Jeo Ambohot’s wrist injury, which he got in the Knights’ last game against San Sebastian, may have had a hand in the recent loss as the team scampered to fill up the hole left in the middle.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“It’s a big factor that we lost Jeo because he’s part of our rotation. We’re losing eight points, eight rebounds, and three blocks from him,” said the multi-titled coach.However, Napa argued that it wasn’t an excuse for Letran to be in disarray, as evidenced in the defeat to the Pirates where big men Daryl Pascual and Irvin Mandreza both fouled out of the game. View comments
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Already facing troubles over several match-fixing charges, Pakistan cricket now faces a new crisis after the team’s wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider abandoned his team in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and fled to London seeking refuge to evade a “threat” from the bookies. In a dramatic turn of events, Haider was reported missing on Sunday, on the eve of the deciding fifth one-day international (ODI) against South Africa. He did not arrive with the team at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Hours later, the player was filmed exiting Heathrow airport in London. The only indication of what led Haider to abandon his team was a cryptic status update on social networking site Facebook: “leaving pakistan cricket because get bad msg fr 1 man fr lose the match in last game”. Haider was the hero for Pakistan in the previous match as he hit 19 crucial runs to take his side home and level the series 2-2. But his match-winning performance became a cause of concern for the young cricketer. He was fined after the match for flouting team curfew rules and was “threatened” for his on-field heroics. Initially the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) feigned ignorance about the entire matter, but later ordered an inquiry into the cricketer’s disappearance. Haider’s brother alleged that the PCB ignored the threats to him but remained ignorant. Now, until Haider himself comes forward, no one would know the real reason for his dramatic exit from the team. Haider’s act of vanishing comes on the heels of a corruption scandal that hit the Pakistan team in August 2009 when three of its players were accused of match-fixing following a newspaper investigation. Then captain Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir have been under suspension since then for allegedly accepting money via a middleman to bowl no-balls during the fourth Test against England at Lord’s.advertisement
She has been the bridesmaid for some time now, but not anymore.In a display which went beyond her expectations, qualifier Arundhati Pantwane came up with a gritty show to enter the final of the Senior National Badminton Championships here on Sunday.Down a match point against Tata International Open winner PC Thulasi, the tall 22- year-old showed resilience to put it across her much fancied opponent as she scripted a 21-14, 19-21, 24-22 victory. Arundhati who hails from Nagpur but trains at the Gopi Chand Academy in Hyderabad has had a brilliant run in these championships. In fact, she has not lost a single match in the open events and the team championships. This run also includes her win over top seed Trupti Murgunde.In the other semi-final, defending champion Aditi Mutatkar overcame Neha Pandit 21-15, 18-21, 21-13. The men’s singles final will be played between Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Periapalli Kashyap and veteran Arvind Bhatt. Kashyap showed his fighting quality as he made light of the loss in the opening game to the up and coming Andhra Pradesh youngster Sai Praneeth. In fact, it was the experience of Kashyap which made all the difference as he won 18-21, 21-14, 21-19.Arundhati’s decision to arrive here on December 31 in a bid to acclimatise with the cold conditions seemed to have worked in her favour as she showed that her will to win was strong as she saved a couple of match points in the second game. Earlier, Arundhati caused the upset of the tournament when she beat top seed Trupti Murgunde in the quarter- finals.advertisement”It is a great feeling right now. I had come here to give a good account of myself. Now I find myself on the threshold of winning my maiden National title. The feeling is yet to sink in,” she said. She added that there was still some work to be completed.” I have got one more match to win.So there is no time for celebration. I will have to be at my best against Aditi,” she said. In the other semi-final, defending champion Aditi Mutatkar had to fight hard before putting it across Neha Pandit.In the men’s semi-final Periapalli Kashyap had to dig deep before prevailing over practice partner Sai Praneeth. Praneeth scored repeatedly with his smashes and deceitful dribbles at the net. Once he won the opener 21- 18, he raised visions of a great upset.But Kashyap worked his way out of trouble with some flat flicks and hard smashes. He won the second and third games to enter his maiden National final. In the other semi- final, Arvind Bhatt made it to his fifth National final quelling the it to women’s challenge of a gritty Saurabh Verma.Results: Men’s ( semi- finals): 8- Arvind Bhatt bt 5- Saurabh Varma 21- 15, 13- 21, 21- 9; 13- P Kashyap bt 16- P Sai Praneeth 18- 21, 21- 14, 21- 19; ( quarter- finals): Varma bt 1- Chetan Anand 16- 21, 21- 7, 22- 20; Bhat bt Pratul Joshi 21- 18, 21- 7; Kashyap bt 7- Ajay Jayaram 21- 10, 21- 14; Praneeth bt 15- Guru Sai Dutt 21- 14, 21- 19.Women’s singles ( semifinals): Arundhati Pantawane bt 1- Trupti Murgunde 21- 14, 19- 21, 24- 22; 7- Aditi Mutatkar bt 3- Neha Pandit 21- 15, 18- 21, 21- 13; ( quarterfinals): Arundhati bt 6- PV Sindhu 9- 21, 24- 22, 21- 18; Thulasi bt 5- Anita Ohlan 21- 19, 21- 16; Neha bt Gauri Ghate 21- 12, 21- 18; Aditi bt 2- Sayali Gokhale 21- 15, 21- 17.
File photo of CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi.With the sports ministry armed with Attorney General Ghoolam Vahanvaty’s opinion, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi may be sacked soon.Vahanvaty has said that Suresh Kalmadi can be removed as the chairman of the Organising Committee after Law minister Veerappa Moily asked for his opinion.The AG has also said that now that the CWG is over, the OC has no right to continue in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium premises.The AG has opined that OC members should be barred from entering the premises and the office should be sealed immediately.When Headlines Today spoke to AG, he confirmed that he has recommended Suresh Kalmadi’s sacking in his opinion to the law ministry.Law ministry’s note said that Kalmadi was appointed chairman before the Society was formed on January 29, 2005.As such, Society registration was not binding and pre-emptive action can be taken. The law ministry, armed with this opinion, has written to the ministry of sports to go ahead with Kalmadi’s sacking.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recommended that Kalmadi should be removed from the OC as he is impeding the investigation.