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Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We’re still hurting from that all-Filipino Finals,” Cone added. “We will come into that game with the positive energy (after beating the Elite handily), all I wished is that we had one more day to prepare for them.”In the first game, Alaska also tries to extend its own streak and get solidly in the fight for a playoff berth when the Aces battle sputtering KIA Picantos at 4:30 p.m. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESSTA. Rosa, Laguna – Allan Durham scored 29 points, had 27 rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists in leading Meralco to a 96-90 decision of Star in a Petron Saturday Special Game that sealed a playoff berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts built big leads early and showed a lot of poise and composure in staving off rallies by the Hotshots all the way until the final buzzer, as they bounced back from a tough loss to sister team TNT KaTropa to formalize entry into the quarterfinals after rising to 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for an eighth straight win – and possibly top seeding – on Sunday when the streaking Gin Kings battle Grand Slam-seeking sister team San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Kings got the perfect workout they needed on Friday night in dispatching Blackwater, and extending the conference’s longest winning run would, in all likelihood, mean a top four berth and a twice-to-beat incentive in the first round of the playoffs.Game time is 6:45 p.m.With a 4-3 record, the Beermen are still out of the top four and a loss would greatly hamper their chancesof tabbing that win-once advantage in the quarterfinals.Despite the great form they are enjoying, Ginebra coach Tim Cone refuses to admit that they are the team to beat thus far in the conference.“San Miguel is the team to beat,” Cone said after a 98-81 win over the Elite two nights ago. “I read somewhere that coach Leo (Austria) was saying that. I just chuckled after reading it.”And Ginebra has the motivation to beat San Miguel and make life hard for the Beermen entering the homestretch of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Durham didn’t do it all, actually, as the entire Meralco starting unit finished in twin digits in scoring with Chris Newsome spiking a 17-point night with seven assists and Baser Amer making three triples in finishing with 13.The loss was the third straight after four consecutive wins for the Hotshots, who have now dropped out of the top four for the meantime and allowed the Texters to squeeze in.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 shutoutMeralco will still face Alaska, GlobalPort and San Miguel Beer, in that order, in closing out its elimination round schedule and would need to go at least 2-1 to seal a top four berth, and a twice-to-beat privilege.Malcolm Hill had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Hotshots. View commentslast_img read more

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NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game

first_imgLATEST STORIES FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, is fouled by Sacramento Kings defender Matt Jones during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Portland didn’t make a lot of changes in the offseason as the team remains anchored by the backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and McColllum. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)cNEW YORK — The NBA has handed Portland guard CJ McCollum a one-game suspension for leaving the bench area during an altercation.McCollum took several steps onto the floor when Portland’s Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix’s Alex Len tussled in the fourth quarter of the teams’ preseason game Wednesday night. McCollum did not engage anyone, but leaving the bench area merited the penalty under NBA rules.ADVERTISEMENT He will have to miss the first game he is physically able to play, meaning he will likely sit Portland’s opener on Wednesday — coincidentally, back in Phoenix.McCollum has missed only four games in the past two seasons. He averaged a career-best 23 points per game on 48 percent shooting last season.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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending 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 View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cavaliers deal two, drop two as roster takes shape Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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D-League: Che’Lu-San Sebastian holds off Zark’s-Lyceum for 3rd straight win

first_imgPolice 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 After 2 Olympic golds, Hanyu wants to master quad axel PBA IMAGESChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian used a strong start to shock Zark’s Burger-Lyceum, 97-88, Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Samboy de Leon ignited the 16-0 start which extended to a 31-10 lead in the first quarter en route to the wire-to-wire victory, the Reveller’s third straight, for a 5-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Marcelino topped the skidding Jawbreakers (4-3) with 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals off the bench, while Spencer Pretta shot 4-of-10 from downtown to wound up with 14.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 97 — Batino 24, De Leon 21, Calisaan 13, Bulanadi 9, Faundo 9, Ilagan 6, Siruma 5, Collado 2, Jeruta 2, David 0.ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 88 — Jc. Marcelino 15, Pretta 14, Jv. Marcelino 13, Perez 9, Santos 7, Tansingco 7, Baltazar 6, Ibañez 6, Caduyac 5, Yong 4, Serrano 2, Marata 0, Liwag 0.Quarters: 35-18, 51-43, 77-62, 97-88.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Hopefully, this will be the sign that we’re already jelling as a team and make it to the semifinals,” said coach Stevenson Tiu.Alfred Batino came off the bench and churned out 24 points and 13 rebounds, while De Leon shot 8-of-15 from the field to finish with 21 markers and nine boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMichael Calisaan also rung his 23rd birthday with 13 points and eight rebounds in the conquest, but exited the game early in the third quarter due to an elbow injury.Zark’s-Lyceum still tried to mount a late rally, getting to within seven, 93-86, with 24.6 seconds remaining, but Ryan Costelo was cool from the charity stripe to deny the uprising. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Long distance: Nuggets make 19 3s, roll past LeBron, Cavs

first_imgDenver Nuggets’ Devin Harris (34) passes against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) and Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Cleveland. The Nuggets won 126-117. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Tucked inside his locker-room cubicle, LeBron James was getting dressed following another tough loss when a familiar voice grabbed his attention.Richard Jefferson came to visit.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games James smiled at his former teammate, and in that moment, things were like they used to be for the Cavaliers.Right now, everything’s a struggle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGary Harris scored 32 points, Will Barton added 23 and the Denver Nuggets did most of their damage behind the 3-point arc in a 126-117 win over Cleveland on Saturday night.The Nuggets dropped 19 3-pointers, including three in the final 2:26, to hold off a second-half charge from the Cavs, who remain a work in progress as they try to blend four new players in on the fly. Bagley’s big 2nd half leads No. 5 Duke past No. 9 UNC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico 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 TIP-INSNuggets: Denver’s guards — Harris, Murray and Barton — combined for 71 points. … C Nikola Jokic had nine points, eight assists and seven rebounds. … Jefferson received a warm ovation when the former Cav, who was traded in October, was introduced during a timeout in the first quarter. … Malone fondly recalled “a great five-year” ride (2005-2010) as an assistant with the Cavs. Malone still marvels that James took the Cavs to the Finals in 2007 with a group of “castoffs,” and he’s equally impressed about the man he’s become. “Now you look at LeBron off the court and his maturity and his voice and everything that he stands for,” Malone said. “It’s really remarkable.” … Denver will play 11 of 15 games in March on road.Cavaliers: Dropped to 1-4 in last five home games. … F Jeff Green missed his second game this week with a sore lower back, and Lue said it’s possible the 32-year-old could be out even longer. Green underwent an MRI on Saturday that did not reveal any structural damage.UP NEXTNuggets: At Dallas on Tuesday.Cavaliers: Host Detroit on Monday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa But the Nuggets answered as Paul Millsap drilled a 3 and Harris made two more to put it away. Jamal Murray and Wilson Chandler added 16 points apiece for the Nuggets, who are 9-3 since Feb. 1 with wins over Golden State, Oklahoma City, Cleveland and two over San Antonio.“For us to come in here on a back to back and beat that team, they were doing everything they could to get that win,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “I couldn’t be prouder of our guys. Important win.”DUNK CITYLarry Nance Jr. gave the Cavs a needed lift and the crowd a jolt with a vicious second-quarter dunk.Catching a pass on the baseline, Nance, who recently participated in the dunk contest during All-Star weekend, took one dribble, cocked his arm and posterized Denver’s Mason Plumlee. The slam brought James and several other amazed Cavs onto the floor to celebrate.WELCOME BACKThe 37-year-old Jefferson returned to Cleveland for the first time since being traded in October, and felt strange entering the visitor’s locker room at Quicken Loans Arena. He was beloved by his Cavs teammates for his attitude and selflessness.Jefferson experienced plenty of drama during his time in Cleveland, part of playing with James.He’s close with the three-time champion, who can become a free agent this summer. There’s already speculation about where James will sign next.“I don’t know, no one knows, people can guess, everyone wants to now throw these shots in the dark,” Jefferson said. “‘Oh he’s going to go here, he’s going to do this. He played junior high hockey with this person so maybe he’ll go play in Minnesota.’ Shut up. No one knows.” View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re all trying to get better,” said James, who played 42 minutes. “It’s not just the guys at the (trade) deadline, it’s all of us. We’re all trying to figure it out.”James finished with 25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds — his 13th triple-double this season — but Cleveland’s lack of a dependable No. 2 scorer while Kevin Love is out with a broken left hand continues to be a major problem.More troublesome, though, is the Cavs’ defense or lack of it. Whenever Denver needed a big basket, the Nuggets got it by taking the extra pass and knocking down 3s.“They had it going tonight offensively, so we just tried to throw everything at them,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “We switched. We blitzed. We showed. We did a little of everything. They got hot.”J.R. Smith scored 19 points — all in the second half — in his return from a one-game suspension for throwing a bowl of soup on Cavs assistant coach Damon Jones. With Smith and James carrying the scoring load, the Cavs pulled within 115-114 with 2:40 left.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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Clippers to host 2 preseason games against Raptors in Hawaii

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Ex-MMA fighter gets 36 years to life in kidnap, beating case BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The Clippers will participate in a pregame fan fest at the Hawaii Convention Center as part of the Clippers Hawaii Classic event.It will be the first time the Clippers have played a game in Hawaii.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout 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 MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, left, shakes hands with Chris Paul. APLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers will host two preseason games against the Toronto Raptors in Honolulu this fall.The games on Oct. 1 and 3 will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus. That’s where the Clippers will hold their training camp.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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LVPI okays Valdez return to Creamline for playoffs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “It’s not my decision to make (playing for Creamline) but I would really love to play (in the PVL) and help because I have commitments with them too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Alyssa Valdez will see action when Creamline starts its best-of-three Premier Volleyball League semifinals against BaliPure on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Team Caguioa rules Ginebra 3-on-3 Camarines Sur leg MOST READ Orchids Hotel is a stone’s throw away from Arellano University where the team practices twice a day.The highly bankable and explosive spiker said on Thursday that she would at least lend her presence for the Cool Smashers in the ongoing Open Conference.“I’m really hoping to help the team and contribute even by my presence or better yet by playing,” said Valdez, who joined the club practice hours after arriving with the national team from Japan, where they held an extensive training camp.Valdez said she’s focused on the national team as it aspires for a quarterfinal finish in the Asians and a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19 to 31.But she said she’s also concerned with Creamline, which has managed to win three matches while she was in Japan to sweep its way to the semifinals as the top seed.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant This after Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, the country’s national federation for the sport, gave her the green light to play with her club team.The approval has one condition, though.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Yes (she’s allowed to play) I already informed Rebisco. But she will stay with NT (quarters),” said LVPI acting president Pete Cayco.The Nationals will be quartered in Orchids Hotel in Manila starting Friday ahead of the Aug. 9 to 17 Asian Senior Women’s Championships in Biñan, Laguna. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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Nepomuceno admits gold hunt will be tough in Kuala Lumpur

first_imgThe four-time World Cup champion and inaugural Hall of Famer said the team could have used more international exposure but added that he’s happy with the preparation for the biennial event.They saw action in the Singapore Open last June where Nepomuceno gauged the SEA Games field against the Philippine team, which is a “mix of veterans and young players.”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 starsLiza del Rosario, the 2003 World Tenpin Championships trios champion, will lead the 12-man crew.“We don’t want to be bothered by pressure, we will just work very hard,” added Nepomuceno, a Gold Level coach, who took on the job last year to help resurrect the sport’s golden age. Paeng NepomucenoBowling legend and national head coach Paeng Nepomuceno admitted that the Philippines’ keglers will have their work cut out for them in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games which starts next week.“Yes it’s going to be tough. But rest assured that we’ll be doing our best and I assure you that the players are ready,” Nepomuceno told the Inquirer Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Top skater, cyclist out as PH SEAG team gets trimmed by injuries Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo After all, according to Nepomuceno, the country has nowhere to go but up after just coming up with just two bronzes (women’s trios and women’s team of five) two years ago in Singapore.The Philippine team is composed of Anton Jose Alcazaren, Kenneth Chua, Kevin Oliver Cu, Jomar Roland Jumapao, John Paule Macatula, Mervin Matheiu Tan in men’s division.Del Rosario, Ma. Lourdes Arles, Dyan Arcel Coronacion, Marian Lara Posadas, Marie Alexis Sy and Krizziah Lyn Tabora will compete in the women’s category.Forty years ago, also in Kuala Lumpur, the Philippines dominated bowling’s maiden feature in the SEA Games, winning seven gold medals and one silver in all eight events.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

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Grappler Sushil realises his Commonwealth

first_imgSushil Kumar has won laurels galore at international meets but there was an unfulfilled dream for the champion wrestler. The freestyle grappler won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a gold at the World Championships in Moscow last month. But winning a Commonwealth gold medal in front of his home crowd on Sunday gave him a unique satisfaction. “Medals at the Beijing Olympics and World Championships would always remain the most cherished achievements of mine but it is a different feeling altogether when you win a medal in front of your home crowd,” Sushil said on Monday.He defeated South African Heinrich Barnes in the 66kg freestyle to win his maiden Commonwealth Games gold. “These three medals that I have won in the last couple of years cannot be compared with each other because all of them have their own relevance.”I won this gold at the Commonwealth Games and to win a medal in front of the people who have supported me and backed me all these years gives me an altogether different feeling,” he added. Wrestling contributed 19 medals in the Indian kitty, including 10 gold, and Sushil is confident that the tally will only increase as he targets the London Olympics.”All our wrestlers are at their peak and hopefully we will maintain the same form in future as well. A gold at the London Olympics is what I am aiming now,” he said. For Narsingh Yadav, who was nowhere in the scene for a place in the squad a couple of months back, justified his selection with a gold in the 74kg category.advertisement”I was second at the selection trials and got an opportunity to play only after the wrestler, who was originally selected, flunked the dope test. It is very satisfying for me that I have justified my selection.”Now, I hope to win a medal at the Asian Games, and Olympics is something that everyone dreams of,” he said. Meanwhile, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president G.S. Mander confirmed that freestyle wrestling has been included in the next Commonwealth Games.He said all efforts are being made to ensure that all three categories (freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s) remain a part of the Glasgow Games. “As for now, freestyle wrestling will be there at the Glasgow Games. But we are trying to get the other two forms of wrestling included as well,” Mander said.last_img read more

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