Month: November 2019

Cuadrado ‘close’ to new Juve deal

first_imgJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that Juan Cuadrado is “very close” to signing a new contract. Cuadrado has been reborn under Maurizio Sarri, starting their last eight Serie A matches at right-back, despite being a winger by trade. He has impressed so much in the role that not only does Sarri view him as a defender now, but he will also put pen to paper with Juve for two more years. “It’s not completed yet, but we are very close,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia after the 1-0 victory over Milan on Sunday. The 31-year-old joined the Bianconeri from Chelsea in the summer of 2015 and surpassed 150 games for the Old Lady last night. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Punj Lloyd PSA Masters: Gregory Gaultier sends Siddharth Suchde packing

first_imgSiddharth Suchde was shown the door by World No. 3 Gregory Gaultier as the Frenchman thrashed the Indian 3- 0 in the opening round of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Monday.Gaultier kept the pressure on the Indian throughout the match and Suchde could never match the pace of his opponent as he bowed out with a 4-11, 1-11, 6-11 in just 46 minutes.World No. 5 Karim Darwish, meanwhile, led the way for the Egyptians with a 3-0 (12-10, 11-5, 11-4) win over Australian Ryan Chuskelly.Gaultier just didn’t allow Suchde to settle in and was on the charge right from the word go. Suchde found the going too tough against Gaultier’s angles and pace.Both players were locked at 2-all in the first game before Gaultier surged ahead with some clever shots into the sidewalls to which Suchde had no answers.After the first game, India’s top-ranked player Saurav Ghosal did give Suchde some advice during the break but even that didn’t help as he returned to the court for a 1- 11 thrashing in the second.”With players of his (Gaultier’s) calibre everything is faster and accurate. I am getting better but still it was always tough against him,” said Suchde.Ghosal remains the lone Indian in the fray now and plays Julian Illingworth of the United States on Tuesday.Englishman Tom Richards caused the biggest upset of the day, sending World No. 13 Hisham Mohammad Ashour packing in straight games 14-13, 12-10, 11-6 in just 35 minutes.advertisementRichards read Hisham’s game brilliantly to slow down the pace and forced the Egyptian to commit errors. The Englishman saved three game points in the first game and held his nerve to register a moraleboosting win in the $ 165,000 tournament.”I did well to win the first game because otherwise he could have easily sealed the match in his favour,” said Richards after the win.”Hisham is a very talented player and has great control over his rallies. I have played him a couple of times. We both like to play a fast-paced game but here I realised that I had to make a few changes, so, I slowed the pace of the ball and it helped.”I am capable of beating these guys (higher-ranked players,” he added.Richards, however, has an uphill task ahead as he plays second seed Darwish in his next match.Sixth seed Mohammad El Shorbagy did have a few hiccups against South African Stephen Coppinger before the World no. 8 Egyptian wrapped up the match 3-1 (11-7, 13-15, 11-6, 11-5).Eighth seed Laurens Jan Anjema, the lone player from the Netherlands, also came up trumps against Egyptian Mohammad Ali Anwar Reda and made his way into the second round with a 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-9) result.In the earlier matches of the day, Omar Mosaad of Egypt came back from a game down to beat England’s Chris Ryder 3-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-9) while Spaniard Borja Golan accounted for England’s Adrian Grant, who is ranked higher than him, 3-0 (12-0, 11-6, 11-4).last_img read more

SCG pitch in my list of favourites: Sachin

first_imgIt is his “favourite ground” outside India and iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar is determined to continue this love affair with the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), where he averages a staggering 221, during the second cricket Test against Australia starting January 3.Tendulkar has two centuries and a double century from just four Tests at the SCG, with a highest score of unbeaten 241.”The SCG has obviously been my favourite ground away from India,” Tendulkar said.”It’s a terrific ground, a special place. I love the atmosphere. It’s wonderful. There are these certain grounds where you walk out there feeling you’re going to do well and the SCG is one of those grounds where I feel comfortable,” he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.Of the 59 venues where Tendulkar has played Test cricket in his illustrious 22-year-old career, the batting ace has only averaged better at Dhaka and Mirpur in Bangladesh.SCG has always had a special place in Tendulkar’s career but it remains to be seen whether he can achieve the elusive 100th international century at his favourite overseas ground.And with a combination of Tendulkar’s date with history, Australia’s win in Melbourne and fine weather forecast for the second Test, the SCG Trust and Cricket New South Wales are also hoping to lift the ticket sales for the next match of the series.Till date a modest 14,600 tickets have been sold for day one, 8,500 for day two, almost 7000 for day three and 1600 for day four. And Cricket NSW chief executive Dave Gilbert had described the figures as disappointing.advertisement”With Tendulkar chasing his 100th hundred and given his record at the SCG we hope that translates into a big walk-up.”The attendance in Melbourne was a record so the interest is certainly there this week. It’s been a late start to the international season given Australia was in South Africa but we’re confident sales will pick up,” Gilbert said.last_img read more

India seal five-match hockey test series with thrilling win over South Africa

first_imgIndia sealed the five-match hockey test series with a game to spare when they prevailed over South Africa 4-3 in a hardfought encounter, but chief coach Michael Nobbs still has some areas of concern going into next month’s Olympic qualifier.India trailed 0-1 at the break, but a brace from young forward Yuvraj Walmiki and goals from VR Raghunath and SK Uthappa ensured that the hosts clinched the warm-up series. South Africa took the lead in the 14th minute when Justin Reid Ross found the mark with an angular reverse hit after receiving a pass from the right flank.At the other end, Walmiki and Sardar Singh breached the South African circle but failed to capitalise due to the tight defence. In fact, Walmiki, who is returning after a hip injury, seemed a bit rusty.India could have been in further trouble had the visitors made more of the two short corners they earned in the first half.South Africa continued to attack after the restart. They had a penalty corner saved while Indian custodian Bharat Chetri thwarted visiting skipper Austin Smith, who had an excellent game.India were just holding on but were level all of a sudden in the 44th minute when Walmiki turned in a pass from Sarvanjit Singh from the right.The goal seemed to galvanise the Indians and they were ahead six minutes later when Raghunath found the bottom corner with the team’s first penalty corner.The hosts failed to convert the next one but Walmiki soon made it 3-1 when he was at the right place at the right time to deflect a centre.advertisementWith a two-goal deficit to make up, the South Africans went on all-out attack. Ian Haley deflected in a Lloyd Norris Jones cross in the 54th minute.But the Indians restored the two-goal advantage almost immediately when Uthappa scored after a melee in the South African striking circle.But the visitors did not lose heart and pulled one back with six minutes to go through Smith, who scored from the team’s fourth penalty corner with a variation.Indians were under pressure in the final few minutes but held on as play turned scrappy.”We are still not consistent enough,” Nobbs said.He was pleased with India’s attacking display, but said the defence needed more work. “The trapping and anticipation also needs some attention,” Nobbs said.His opposite number Gregg Clark lamented soft turnovers. “India were ruthless, smart and efficient enough to punish us,” he said.last_img read more

Need to prepare young sportspersons to earn Olympic glory: Shagun Chowdhary

first_imgShotgun shooter Shagun Chowdhury says India must not pull out of the London Olympics because of Dow’s involvement in the mega sports event. “What happened in Bhopal was tragic but it will not make any difference if we don’t participate in London Olympics,” said Chowdhury at the India Today Conclave 2012 in New Delhi on Friday.She said the government is spending a lot of money for the development of sports in India but the money must be spent efficiently, judiciously and timely.While Chowdhury expects more medals in shooting events, badminton legend and chief of Olympic Gold Quest Prakash Padukone believes that India can win six to eight medals at the London Olympics. “I will be disappointed if that does not happen,” he said. According to Padukone, the government and sports promotion groups such as Olympics Gold Quest and Mittal Champions Trust are working together to help Indian athletes reach the pinnacle of their abilities at the 2012 Olympics. “We ensure that athletes can use the funds the way they want. The government can’t do that because of certain rules,” said Padukone.Speaking at the Conclave, boxer Vikas Krishan said that India will win two medals in boxing events and one will be gold.The quest for gold and lost glory of India hockey is what keeps hockey skipper Sandeep Singh motivated. “Everyone expects gold from hockey. We were at our worst in 2008 when we failed to qualify for the Olympics. We have come a long way since then,” Singh said. He asked the public to support and stand by the hockey team as it has been working really hard to bring back the sport’s lost glory.Athlete Gurmeet Singh was all gaga about the government’s help for his preparation for Olympics. “I’ve been training in Bangalore and have been provided with world-class training facilities,” said Gurmeet.Speaking about what it takes to win a gold in Olympics, CEO of Mittal Champions Trust Manisha Malhotra said that India needs an efficient plan to achieve its true potential. “It’s the first time Indian athletes are going to the Olympics with the belief that they can actually win. We are at the cusp of history,” Malhotra said.Touching on the controversial issue of doping in sports, Malhotra said, “What can be a drug for you can be a supplement for me. There must be a system to define what constitutes a banned drug.” Dismissing doping as a small issue, Malhotra said doping is useless without training and preparation.Coming down heavily on sports federations, Malhotra said there is no accountability in the system. Co-speaker Padukone also called for professional management of sports federations. “We need professionals to manage sports bodies. Most heads are honorary now and it’s their second or third job. It’s okay for governments to make policies, but implementation must be left to the professionals,” said Padukone.advertisementlast_img read more

It was my toughest hundred, I am relieved: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgIt took Sachin Tendulkar over a year and 30-odd innings to become the first batsman in the cricket history to score a century of international centuries. Facing all round pressure from his critics and fans alike, the Master Blaster is a relieved man now after his most awaited century came in Bangladesh on Friday. A day after his 100th international ton, Tendulkar spoke to Headlines Today. He had no hesitation in admitting that despite his century came against hosts Bangladesh, considered comparatively a weak team, it was the toughest of his 100 tons. He also slammed his critics who had only negative opinions. EXCERPTS: Q. You must have had a good night’s sleep after many months. You mentioned how it was your toughest ton? I have to admit I am relieved now. When I got my 99th hundred against South Africa in World Cup, no one spoke about my 100th hundred. The focus was on the World Cup. As soon as the World Cup was over, the focus shifted to my 100th hundred.I went to England. Everyone said I want to get my 100th hundred at Lord’s. I wish I could do that at will. Scoring hundreds is not easy. It doesn’t come as and when you want. You have to go out there. All the things should click. It is a process. I have experienced that even after scoring 99 hundreds.The 100th hundred was not that easy. Possibly, the toughest one. Q. What does this mean for you personally? You don’t play for records but 100 tons must be surely special. It is special. I did not start playing cricket to break records. I started playing because I love playing… dream was to play for India. While living that dream, many records have been broken. It is not about breaking records. It is about enjoyment factor and the way I want to play cricket for India. That is the most important. Q. You lived your greatest dream last April. But then luck seemed to have deserted you. Oval, Mumbai, Sydney, you were batting well, came so close, yet remained so far from the milestone. I was batting well. Last year, there have been patches where I have really-really batted well. Possibly, one of the best in my life. But there were patches where I ran out of luck. It is just those moments where you need breakthroughs. I was unfortunate on those occasions. Luck was not on my side, I felt. Sometimes you don’t bat well, but you still end up scoring runs. That is something which happens to all the players. It just teaches you more in life. It just teaches you to be humble. Q. While you have been consistently performing, the dry spell of tons had given critics firepower to say plenty. Well, there are certain critics who I respect. Certain I don’t. Certain ones only have negative opinions. They are standing in the queue first to make a negative statement. But I don’t receive their messages when I am congratulated or applauded. So, it doesn’t matter. People you care about are the ones I respect. There are certain guys I don’t respect. Q. You take greatest pride in team triumphs. Disappointed your century did not convert into a win for India? Yes, I am disappointed. We scored 290 runs. At the same time they batted well, handled the pressure very well. Not always you are going to win. There are times when, just to give you an example, Australia scored 434 and still lost. The opposition also turns up at the venue to win. Credit to Bangladesh.There are ups and downs in the tournament. The tournament is not over yet. Q. Next do or die game against Pakistan. Special emotions? It is a big game. India-Pakistan is always a big game. People look forward to that. So do the players. It will be an important game for us, more than Pakistan. Hope we do well. Q. Cricketers tend to be superstitious. This new hairstyle is bringing you good luck? (Laughs) No, not really. I think it is my batting. I have not changed my hairstyle for a long time. Managed to score 99 hundreds. So I don’t think hairstyle would do all those things. But it is good to have some change.advertisementlast_img read more

Dragic getting ready for the season, by not playing

first_imgKyrie Irving had 16 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds and Boston wrapped up an unbeaten preseason.Rookie Malik Monk scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, shooting 4 for 9 from 3-point range. Dwight Howard had 12 points and six rebounds in his first home game.CELTICS: Jaylen Brown showed he can defend multiple positions, blocking point guard Kemba Walker and forward Marvin Williams on back-to-back possessions. … Gordon Hayward had 13 points.HORNETS: Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will not be ready for the regular season opener, coach Steve Clifford said. Nic Batum (elbow), Jeremy Lamb (groin) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) did not play. Rookie Dwayne Bacon went 4 for 4 on 3-pointers, accounting for all 12 of his points.UP NEXT: Boston (4-0) opens the regular season against Cleveland on Tuesday. Charlotte (1-3) hosts Dallas on Friday.HEAT 117, WIZARDS 115Jordan Mickey’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left gave Miami the win.Bam Adebayo scored 15 points, Tyler Johnson scored 14 and Josh Richardson had 13 for the Heat.Jason Smith scored 20 points on 7 for 8 shooting, and John Wall finished with 16 points and eight assists for Washington. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a strong game, with 10 points and 14 rebounds.WIZARDS: Bradley Beal scored 15, Mike Scott had 13 and Otto Porter Jr. scored 11 for Washington, which led by as many as 13 and never trailed by more than three. View comments Miami Heat’s Jordan Mickey (25) shoots over Washington Wizards’ Tim Frazier (8) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 117-115. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI  — Goran Dragic usually needs to play in preseason games to get ready for the season.This year, the Miami point guard needed to not play.ADVERTISEMENT It has been a preseason like none other for Dragic, who spent his summer carrying his native Slovenia to its first European championship and winning MVP honors at that tournament. But it also meant Dragic came back to Miami late last month worn down by the physically and mentally spent from the grind of that tournament, so Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided to basically not use his starter for most of the preseason.Dragic didn’t like the idea at first. He knows now that it was the right move.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“I feel like my head is clearing,” Dragic said Wednesday before sitting out Miami’s home preseason game against the Washington Wizards. “I’m OK. Physically, I feel great. Mentally, I’m hungry again for basketball. That’s what we want to achieve and that’s the feeling we want for that first game.”Dragic hasn’t officially been ruled out for Miami’s preseason finale in Kansas City on Friday against Philadelphia, but he isn’t likely to play. Trevor Ariza had 16 and Clint Capela added 15 for Houston. Andrew Harrison led Memphis with 17 points.ROCKETS: Chris Paul returned from right shoulder soreness, and shot 3 for 12. … The Rockets were 14 of 45 from 3-point range, with Eric Gordon alone going 2 for 12.GRIZZLIES: Mario Chalmers and Marc Gasol each scored 12 points. … Mike Conley, on his 30th birthday, had eight points on 3-for-10 shooting.UP NEXT: Houston (4-0) hosts San Antonio on Friday. Memphis (2-2) hosts New Orleans on Friday.TRAIL BLAZERS 113, SUNS 104Portland’s Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix’s Alex Len were ejected in the fourth quarter after a scuffle.Meyers Leonard made his first five 3-point tries and finished with 17 points for Portland. Josh Jackson had 22 and Mike James added 19 for Portland.TRAIL BLAZERS: Starting guards CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combined for 23 points on 9 for 28 shooting. … Ed Davis grabbed 12 rebounds in 17 minutes.SUNS: Marquese Chriss had 13 points and 12 rebounds. … Eric Bledsoe missed all eight of his shots. … Phoenix had 40 points in the second and third quarters combined, then scored 43 in the fourth.UP NEXT: Portland (4-1) hosts Maccabi Haifa on Friday. Phoenix (1-3) hosts the Brisbane Bullets on Friday. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups LATEST STORIES 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 Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans HEAT: Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters also got the night off to rest. … Mickey’s 3-pointer was the third lead change in the final 36 seconds. … The Heat had 78 points off the bench.UP NEXT: Washington (3-1) visits New York on Friday. Miami (3-2) plays Philadelphia in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday.76ERS 133, NETS 114Dario Saric scored 26 points and Joel Embiid, playing for the first time since agreeing to his $148 million extension, added 22 as Philadelphia got its first win of the preseason.D’Angelo Russell scored 24 for Brooklyn in its preseason finale.76ERS: J.J. Redick had 18 points for Philadelphia, which held a 52-37 rebounding edge. … No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz didn’t play.NETS: Caris Levert scored 16 and Jeremy Lin added 14 for the Nets, who led by 10 early — then got outscored by 35 points over the rest of the half, and eventually trailed by 36.UP NEXT: Philadelphia (1-3) meets Miami in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday. Brooklyn (3-1) opens the regular season Oct. 18 at Indiana.ROCKETS 101, GRIZZLIES 89James Harden shot only 2 for 13, missing all eight of his 3-point tries, but scored 18 points to lead Houston. MOST READ “The big key is I want him feeling fresh, peaking by Game 1,” Spoelstra said. “He’s in great shape, great spirits and we’ll just keep moving forward.”Dragic, Miami’s leading scorer last season at just over 20 points per game, expects to be full-go when Miami’s regular season starts Wednesday in Orlando. He said Spoelstra recognized how much the European title run — the emotional toll if nothing else — took out of him.“I always want to practice and play,” Dragic said. “But sometimes your body or your head doesn’t allow you to do that. He’s good at reading players. He knows what you need. Maybe he saw something that probably was not hard to see. So I crashed a little bit, came back and now it’s on to a new goal here in Miami.”A look at Wednesday’s preseason games:CELTICS 108, HORNETS 100ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors WATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena in 7 questions Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Lou Williams scores career-high 50, Clippers beat Warriors

first_imgDo we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Williams scored 27 of his career-high 50 points in the third quarter and the undermanned Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors for the first time in more than three years with a 125-106 win Wednesday that spoiled a milestone night for Durant.Williams shot 16 for 27 with a career-best eight 3-pointers and made all 10 of his free throws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“He ordered 50-piece nuggets on us tonight,” Durant quipped. “Lou got it going.”Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points, finishing with 40 as the Warriors had their five-game winning streak snapped along with a 12-game unbeaten stretch in the Clippers rivalry. “Our spirit wasn’t right, our energy wasn’t right. We weren’t connected and they were,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “The Clippers came in here probably insulted we were resting Klay, and obviously Steph goes down and so the game changes.”Williams also dished out seven assists and rookie Tyrone Wallace added a season-best 22 points off the bench for the Clippers while returning to the Bay Area, where he starred in college at California.“Obviously 50 is a huge number. It’s a great accomplishment,” Williams said. “For me, it was more important to get a win, try to close that gap to get back to .500, especially with the injuries, with guys in and out of the lineup, for us to still have that opportunity, to be in the playoff fold. So, I’ve been playing with confidence for the past month or so now.”Nick Young started in place of Thompson and had seven points but shot 3 for 11 and missed six of his seven 3-point tries. It was Young’s first start with the Warriors. Shaun Livingston played in place of Curry and contributed eight points and four assists.Draymond Green missed his first five shots before connecting late in the third.“We still have two All-Stars. It’s an embarrassment of riches,” Kerr said of Durant and Green. “I’m not going to shy away from that.”There were 13 lead changes in the first quarter alone. Golden State went on a 10-0 run midway through the second during which Durant scored eight points.CURRY’S ANKLECurry has the same injury that recently sidelined him for 11 games, though Kerr said: “I don’t think it’s serious. … He tweaked it.” No MRI or X-rays were scheduled for now, though Curry was sore and the Warriors won’t take any chances.“I didn’t see anything,” Kerr said before the game. “We just had a normal shootaround and he was in his usual game-day routine with Q (Bruce Fraser) and he just rolled his ankle somehow. Just kind of a fluke thing, kind of caught us off guard, but obviously he won’t play. … It’s unfortunate. Hopefully it’ll clear up in the next couple days.” Durant reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the 1:41 mark of the second quarter. The Warriors announced his accomplishment on the main scoreboard and Durant received a standing ovation, shaking his head in acknowledgment while still very much in game mode.By late in the fourth quarter, that crowd was making its way for the exits with the game out of reach.The NBA Finals MVP returned from a three-game absence due to a strained right calf and scored 25 points in the first half against the Clippers — KD’s biggest half of the season and the exact number he needed for 20,000.Durant, who had a four-point play during the second quarter on the way to 14 points in the period, is at 29 the second-youngest player behind LeBron James and first to reach the 20,000 mark as a member of the Warriors.He shot 14 for 18, including 6 of 7 from deep, and Zaza Pachulia added 12 points on a night when the Warriors were without their starting backcourt. Stephen Curry re-sprained his right ankle during the morning shootaround, and Klay Thompson also was out for rest that had been previously scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors are 10-2 without Curry.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles hadn’t beaten the Warriors since Christmas Day 2014. The Clippers also had lost 11 straight on Golden State’s home floor since a 105-86 win on Dec. 25, 2011.Warriors: Durant had his seventh 30-point game this season. … Thompson had played in all 41 games this season. … C JaVale McGee played for only the second time in five games as Kerr struggles to use all his players in a deep, talented rotation. … Young earned his 194th career start as Golden State used a 14th different starting lineup this season — matching the team’s total from last season.UP NEXTClippers: At Sacramento on Thursday, looking for a fourth straight win in the series.Warriors: At Milwaukee on Friday to begin a five-game road trip featuring tough stops at Cleveland and Houston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) shoots past Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Lou Williams sent the same roaring, adoring crowd that cheered Kevin Durant’s milestone to the exits several minutes before the final buzzer.Durant was brilliant, and Williams even better.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid 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 BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Miami’s short bench comes up big in win over Pacers Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

I can’t cast Aamir in Dil 2, says Indra Kumar

first_imgActor Aamir Khan made many women go weak at the knees after his hit film Dil released in 1990. But the film’s director Indra Kumar says he can’t cast the superstar in its sequel.Asked if he is planning to remake any of his old films, Kumar told IANS: “I will make ‘Dil 2’, but I can’t cast Aamir in the film because he can’t fit in that role now. Let’s see who can do justice to the role.”Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit starrer Dil was a super hit.While the project is yet to begin, the “Grand Masti” director says he will continue to make adult comedies.”When I made ‘Masti’, people (from the industry) told me not to make the film and asked ‘Are you crazy?’…Then I also went ahead and made ‘Grand Masti’ which again worked. For me, audience is important and I will make these kind of films,” he said.Kumar roped in Bollywood’s ageless beauty Rekha for his new film “Super Naani” and says the script convinced the actress to do the film.”I didn’t convince Rekha. She loved the script and the script convinced her to do the film. When you will see the film, you will know how hard she has worked for it,” he said.last_img read more