Delhi hosts 25th Sub-Junior National Badminton Championships

first_imgThe main rounds of the 25th Sub-Junior National Badminton Championships will be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from Sunday. After the three-day qualifying rounds, the event, for shuttlers in the 13-15 age bracket will continue till next Thursday. More than 1,000 players as well as 200 coaches and officials will participate in the tournament, hosted by Delhi Badminton Association. The event carries a prize money of Rs three lakh.last_img

Castro ends debate: It was an air ball, not a pass

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Cojuangco: PH will end Olympic drought with 5 golds in Tokyo 2020 View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH PBA IMAGESWas it an air ball or a perfectly timed pass for an alley-oop that clinched the game for TNT Friday night?Import Glen Rice Jr., swore that yes, his crucial basket from underneath came off a pass from equally flamboyant teammate Jayson Castro.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games On his way out of Smart Araneta Coliseum, and just after paying homage to the large crucifix near the exit, Castro admitted to reporters he took an attempt at the basket.“It was an air ball,” said Castro in Filipino. “But before that play, I signaled Glen to go underneath and be ready for rebound.”At any rate, Castro said they are happy to put the quarterfinal struggles behind them.“We must be ready because we are in for a tougher assignment,” said Castro referring to the semifinal matchup against Barangay Ginebra.They begin their own best-of-five series on Monday also at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ That basket gave the the Texters a 116-114 lead over Rain or Shine in the last 10.6 seconds which TNT protected on the way to a semifinal berth.“It’s a pass, I guess,” said the son and namesake of the famed NBA superstar amid post-game debates. “He just happened to find me open.”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 openingAs it turns out, he was probably just being nice to Castro, touted as Asia’s best point guard.For the record, Castro, said it was indeed a brick.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Baptism by fire! Virat Kohli set for hell Down Under as Indian captain

first_imgVirat Kohli will lead Team India in the 1st Test against Australia following Dhoni’s thumb injuryIn what appears to be one of the biggest challenges in his career so far, batting sensation Virat Kohli will lead Team India against the ruthless Australian brigade in the first Test at the Gabba on December 4.MS Dhoni’s thumb injury has clearly led to a crucial opportunity for Team India’s poster boy, but even Kohli would be wary of the pressure in lieu to his new role. To add to the pressure, Kohli-led India will face Clarke’s men at a venue where they’ve never lost in the past 26 years.The last time Australia lost a Test match at the Gabba was way back in 1988 against Viv Richards’ in-form West Indies. Dhoni’s absence in the four-match series opener understandably points out India’s preparations for the coveted World Cup, but India would be cautious not to lose ground early on in the series.It was also Brisbane where England faced the wrath of Mitchell Johnson who ripped through the batting order of the visitors and played a crucial role for Australia to inflict a 381-run defeat on the sorry Alastair Cook side.To make matters worse, Team India’s away record especially in Australia’s fast and bouncy wickets has been shambolic with their 4-0 whitewash in 2012 still haunting the team. India’s most recent away loss came against England where Dhoni’s men stuttered to a 3-1 humiliation despite leading 1-0 in the five-match Test series.The only silver lining for Virat Kohli seems to be the recent losses Australia suffered at the hands of Pakistan in the two Tests they played in Abu Dhabi. But, that shouldn’t change the fact how ruthless Australians can be in their own backyard.advertisementVirat Kohli’s recently-found form will be another boost for the batsman and his team – who clinched the five-match ODI series 3-0 against Sri Lanka with two matches still to go. Despite veteran cricketers including Rahul Dravid backing the Delhi lad to do well as the new Indian skipper in Tests, Kohli would still relate his new responsibility to being baptized by fire.last_img read more