Corbett’s goal, Unsung Ones Foundation

first_imgFollowing the unexpected death of former national players and local football greats such as Winston ‘Twinny Bugs’ Anglin, Stephen ‘Shorty’ Malcolm and Peter ‘Jair’ Cargill, former national team captain, Anthony ‘Badas’ Corbett, was inspired to start a foundation in order to honour the memories of these greats who thrilled and entertained football fans in years gone by but passed on and left struggling families behind. Corbett, who is in the island lending support to national under-20 coaches Altimont ‘Freddy’ Butler and Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner at the request of the duo hopes to garner more support for his Unsung Heroes Foundation so the organisation can offer greater support to families of former nationals who have passed on. “Myself, Butler and (Michael) Tulloch started the Foundation about five years now. We built and registered the Unsung Ones Foundation because we want to help families of players who are not here anymore,” he stated. “Look at Jair (Peter Cargill). He was everything that we wanted to be when we were young. We wanted to play pro, Cargill played pro; we wanted to go to World Cup, Cargill did that; we wanted to coach the national team, Cargill did that, so he did everything,” Corbett pointed out. “Now he’s gone on and left his family, a single mother, who’s fighting to send the youth to school. So we need to spend time to find out and that is why we have this foundation trying to help. It’s tough because it’s just me and Tulloch trying to do everything, and we just would like some people to come in and help,” he told The Gleaner. The foundation has remained active in its over five years of existence, but only on a minor scale. However, the former football ambassador, who captained the national team for six years, wants the organisation to improve so it can really reach out to the families of outstanding former players who are truly in need. “Every year, we play some games and try to keep things alive, because it’s about 70-odd players who passed on. I would like players to come together and celebrate our lives. We want a day to play a game that we can say ‘Cobra’ (Barrington Gaynor), Peter, Twinny Bugs, Shorty, well done. “We want to carry it on because we don’t want to forget the past and the ones that are gone … so support the Unsung Ones Foundation and make it work,” he said. “We want to include everyone, we don’t want to exclude nobody, even the women who play ball, because we easily forget. So we need the foundation so these people can get help,” said Cargill.last_img read more

Cameron embraces groundbreaking role with Sporting KC

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Cameron’s new job with Sporting — she started last month — comes as women are taking on greater roles in pro soccer in the United States and abroad. And not just with women’s teams.Two women — Kathy Carter and former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo — are among the eight candidates running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Only four countries — Liberia, Turks and Caicos, Burundi, and Sierra Leone — have ever elected a woman to head their soccer federation.Chan Yuen-ting became the first female coach to lead a men’s team to a title in a top-flight league in 2016 when she guided Eastern Sports Club to the Hong Kong Premier League championship.Corinne Diacre served as manager (coach) of a second-division French men’s team, Clermont Foot, for several years until becoming head coach of the French women’s national team in the run-up to the 2019 Women’s World Cup.And last year the Bundesliga’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee in a top-flight European league. There were a record seven female officials at the men’s under-17 World Cup in India last year.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Towns’ near triple-double pushes Wolves past Knicks Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carter, who is on leave from her position as president of Major League Soccer’s marketing subsidiary, Soccer United Marketing, had high praise for Cameron. Carter noted that there aren’t all that many women in the sport’s boardrooms, but they’re even rarer on the technical side of the sport.“I think Meghan is going to get out there and build on uncharted territory, but I think she’s up to the task,” Carter said.Cameron’s current job has been the culmination of a life in soccer. Cameron was a standout at Rutgers — Vermes is also an alum — and was on the 2002 Scarlet Knights team that reached the Sweet 16.“I played soccer since I was 3, so it’s always been a passion of mine. It’s been kind of a piece of who I am. I played soccer at Rutgers but unfortunately my career was cut short and I only got to play three seasons because of injury,” she said. “So at that time I kind of reevaluated and thought, there’s a different way for the sport to be a part of me, and that was working in the front office.”She worked for eight years as senior manager in player relations in the MLS league offices. Her job was to help teams manage rosters and budgets, while also approving player acquisitions and trades. But she also had a hand in non-financial duties, like youth coaching initiatives and the league’s Rookie Symposium.“For a long time I’ve been the only female in the room. And it has never been an issue for me. I’ve had the respect of everyone around me, and I respect them. I think as long as you can handle yourself, and it doesn’t matter that you’re female, you’ll get the respect that you deserve,” she said. “As more women move through the ranks and into positions like coaches, it won’t be, ‘Oh, they’ve got a female coach,’ it will be, ‘Oh, they’ve got a new coach.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Her role will move into another uncharted area for a woman in MLS: She’ll evaluate prospective players for Vermes, as well as for the Swope Park Rangers and the organization’s academy.“Peter Vermes just called me,” the longtime MLS front office executive said about her new job’s genesis. “Obviously it’s humbling to be the first. But for me it doesn’t matter if I’m the first or the last or the 101st. Peter called me to do a job, it wasn’t because I’m a female. He knew what I could bring to the table. I do hope this opens the doors for others moving on, but I don’t consider myself a trailblazer. I’m just doing a job.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLike all coaches, Cameron said Vermes has specific ideas about player characteristics and qualities. Cameron will be working with Director of Player Personnel Brian Bliss.“The plan is that I’ll be learning what it is in each position that they’re looking for in players so that I can assist in the scouting side as well,” she said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Meghan Cameron, Sporting Kansas City’s assistant director of player personnel, poses for a photograph at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Cameron is settling into her job at Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts, salary budget, and acquisitions for a Major League Soccer team. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Meghan Cameron didn’t go out looking to break barriers. Instead, Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes came to her.Cameron is settling into her job as assistant director of player personnel with Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts, salary budget, and acquisitions for a Major League Soccer team.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Water outage strikes villages in North Donegal

first_imgAn unexpected water outage is affecting homes, businesses and farms in North Donegal this Thursday morning.A burst water main is reported in Gortahork, while properties in Falcarragh and surrounding areas are also without water.Irish Water crews are currently working on the fault in Gortahork. It is expected that supplies will be restored by 5pm this evening. Meanwhile, the Falcarragh fault remains under investigation.Water outage strikes villages in North Donegal was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quantify This! An Editor Works Out His Body Issues

first_imgowen thomas A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… But what’s changed since my last big fitness push has been the mass adoption of these services. Since 2011, for example, MyFitnessPal has quadrupled in size to 40 million users, while those same people have shrunk by a collective 100 million pounds, cofounder Mike Lee recently told me. His company is now trying to hire its first data scientist.“We have a lot of data we can make meaning of,” Lee said. “Obesity researchers are lucky to get a thousand people.”It may not be perfectly scientific, but we’re running a lot of experiments on ourselves these days. MapMyFitness cofounder Kevin Callahan, whose company is currently running a series of online fitness challenges with running-shoes maker Brooks, is interested in whether “gamification”—adding game-like aspects to an activity like tracking fitness—will boost participation and deliver results for his users.(Full disclosure: Callahan and I have a challenge on to see who can drop 20 pounds first. Follow me and Callahan on Twitter to track our progress through the hashtag #Lose20ByDec.)“An Experiment Of One”Ultimately, though, the body of research that matters most is always your own. That’s a bit of wisdom I got from Steve Ledbetter, a San Francisco-based personal trainer and self-described “fitness nerd” who’s better known as Coach Stevo.“With quantified self, it’s always going to be an experiment of one,” says Ledbetter. “There’s no other test case.”With the human body, there are so many variables to track—and too many to control for.Some of Ledbetter’s clients come in “with more gadgets than common sense.”“What I tell them is that what matters is the delta, the change, the trend,” he says. “Only bad things happen quickly with the human body.”And so I carry on, one foot in front of the other on the treadmill. I’ve walked another two miles while drafting this post. What’s the end goal of this experiment? The only aim I’m certain of is to learn something, and share it with you.Correction: The model I tested is the TR1200-DT5, not the TR800-DT5. Apologies for the error. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This is the first post in ReadWriteBody, an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.I’m on a treadmill and I can’t seem to get off of it.That’s a metaphor, actually. I am, as it happens, on a literal treadmill—a treadmill desk, part of the technological toolkit I’ve assembled for a four-month-long experiment on myself I’m conducting publicly, here on ReadWrite. I can hit “pause” and hop off anytime. But I don’t want to.The challenge: Using the plethora of apps, gadgets, and networked services that have sprung up to turn our bodies into nodes on the data net, can I drop 20-25 pounds and get in the best shape of my life?I’m looking at a steady diet of metrics, a strict regimen of oversharing, and a disciplined approach to data capture.Oh, and maybe some attention to workouts and nutrition. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Body#exercise#fitness#fitness apps#fitness trackers#LifeSpan#quantified self#treadmill desk Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Stuck At One SpeedBack to the treadmill. So far today, I’ve walked 10.82 miles on a LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 treadmill desk. (LifeSpan lent ReadWrite this model for editorial review during the period of my experiment.)That feeling of going nowhere is familiar: It sums up how I feel about my fitness progress over the past couple of years. In 2011, I wrote about using social networks and fitness apps to drop from a weight of 258 pounds to 175—a number I hadn’t seen on a scale since my teens.The LifeSpan TR800-DT5 treadmill desk goes up to 4 miles per hour.I wish I could say I held things there, but I haven’t: My schedule changed, my discipline slipped, and I gained back 25 pounds.At 200, I’m not in bad shape, but I’m keenly aware I could do better. That’s part of the challenge, though: I’m already very active, and some cheese-related incidents aside, fairly strict in my diet. (Just ask my friends, whose photos of cronuts on Path are regularly greeted with my laconically judgmental comment, “Carbs.”)Tracked To DistractionHow does this relate to ReadWrite? As I noted in my first post on ReadWrite, the “entire world is becoming readable and writable”—and that includes our own bodies. Fitness trackers and apps have become part of our regular coverage. There’s a new vogue for hardware startups on crowdfunding websites and, increasingly, conventional venture-capital sources, and many of them are fitness-related.The smartphone is perhaps the ultimate fitness tracker, serving as a do-it-all GPS tracker, food logger, and digital personal trainer, thanks to an explosion of apps. And the quantified-self movement is seeking smarter ways to capture and make sense of all the data exhaust these gadgets and services are spewing.(By the way, I recently ranted about how much I hate wrist-based devices. Despite my aversion, I’m currently wearing an EB Sync Burn to track calories, steps, and heart rate; I haven’t found a less-intrusive alternative, and I wanted to be objective about testing devices that my readers might find useful, even if they aren’t ultimately for me.)Big Data Can Make Us All SmallerAs important as capturing data is, I’ve also found it vital to harness social networks. My Twitter followers and Facebook friends are used to hearing about everything from my daily calories burned to my gym soundtrack. MyFitnessPal, a food-tracking app I’ve used for years, is still a mainstay. I’ve added some newer apps, like Lift and GymPact, to reinforce my habits. Related Posts last_img read more

Why You Should Not Offer Advice To Your 23 Year Old Self

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The most frequent question podcast hosts ask me is, “If you could back and offer your twenty-something-year-old self some advice, what would you tell him?” I used to try to answer this question, but I was never satisfied with my answers. Mostly I was trying to be polite and say something that might help someone else, which is the purpose of the exercise.Here is why you should not want to go back and offer advice to your twenty-something-year-old self.Being Grateful for Your PathAll the good and bad decisions you made brought you to this point. All the good things and bad things that happened to you were all part of that path. Whoever you are now is the result of all of your experiences. If you are truly grateful, you have to be thankful for the path that brought you here.As much as you might have liked to avoid some of the negative experiences and having spent too much time figuring things out, going back and changing something would mean a different path. Not only would you not be who you are now, but your path wouldn’t likely have been any better than the one you traveled to get this point.My 23 year old self might have listened to whatever advice I would have given him, but he wasn’t likely to act on at that time. He knew too much at that time and only decided it was better not to know anything and to pay attention and learn many years later. But the advice wouldn’t have helped him much anyway, and it wouldn’t have helped you either.A Different PathA different path would have meant that you avoided some mistakes only to make new and different mistakes, mistakes that you wouldn’t have liked any better than the ones you made. You would have made different choices, and you would have a different set of regrets. The perfect life you might believe you would have lived would be made of mistakes, missteps, and missed opportunities, even if they were different than the ones you experienced. That perfect life would still have been full of joy and happiness and loss and suffering because these are the things that make up every life.You have to be grateful for the adversity you faced because it is what made you stronger.All the many mistakes you made are what eventually made you wiser.The many losses you have suffered are what finally made you appreciate what you have.All of your fears are what allowed you to find the courage hidden inside you.Your critics proved you were creating something that required a reaction.The things that were inadequate provided you with your drive to make things better.Your anger proved you cared about something enough to fight for it.Even though it is challenging to accept, you have to be grateful for the whole path, not just the good parts, the easy parts.No Time MachineThe thought experiment that is looking backward to decide what you wished you would have known or to identify what you might have done differently isn’t nearly as useful as a different exercise. You have already paid for mistakes of the past and acquired the wisdom you would share with your younger self. Instead of asking yourself what you might have done differently in the long distant past, you should ask yourself what advice should be giving yourself now.While you can’t do anything about your past, you right now possess the power to do something about your future. You can choose to take action to prevent your future regrets. A better thought experiment means asking yourself what Future You is going to wish you had done now. Instead of talking to the twenty-year-old version of yourself, you should speak to the person you are now and convince them to stop making the mistake that is going to impact the future version of yourself.Why would you spend time contemplating a different past, something you can never change, when you have the power to change your future now?last_img read more

Centre approves creation of National Testing Agency

first_imgThe Union Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.Its creation will relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – which conducts exams like the National Eligibilty-cum-Entrance Test – and the All India Council for Technical Education of the burden of conducting entrance tests.The Hindu had first reported on December 13, 2016, about the Centre’s move to set up the NTA.“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) as a Society registered under the Indian Society Registration Act, 1860, and as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions,” said a press release.The NTA will begin by conducting exams managed by the CBSE and gradually conduct other examinations too. “The entrance examinations will be conducted in online mode at least twice a year, thereby giving adequate opportunity to candidates to bring out their best,” the release added. “In order to serve the requirements of the rural students, it would locate the centres at sub-district/district level and as far as possible would undertake hands-on training to the students.”The NTA will be chaired by an eminent educationist appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. There will be a Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions.The Centre will give an initial grant of ₹25-crore to the NTA to start its operations in the first year. Thereafter, it will be self-sustaining.“Establishment of NTA will benefit about 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations. It will… also bring in high reliability, standardized difficulty level for assessing the aptitude, intelligence and problem solving abilities of the students,” the release said.last_img read more

Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending 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 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Cignal showcases hard work in D-League triumph

first_imgWhen he was coaching Far Eastern U in the UAAP, Nash Racela would gush on how Raymar Jose led the Tams by example. The burly big man would go all out even during practices, thus giving teammates no excuse to slack off.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:21Little people, big lives, bigger dreams03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:37Protesters 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. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC That commitment became even more critical when the Hawkeyes moved their practices to 5:30 a.m. to accomodate the class schedule of Jason Perkins. Raymundo didn’t mind the switch. He just showed up earlier.“He’ll be there before 5:15,” Fernandez said. That the whole team agreed to practicing at dawn was a big reason for Cignal’s latest triumph in the D-League, where the Hawkeyes brushed aside Centro Escolar on the way to back-to-back titles in the season.“It was easy to make the sacrifice to practice earlier because we knew what Jason could do for the team,” Raymundo said.Perkins made it even easier for the team to adjust to the schedule: “Sometimes, he’ll be at the gym at 4 a.m.,” Fernandez said.But at the heart of the victory is the hard work that the team put into winning the crown.ADVERTISEMENT That’s why when Jose was doing double duty in basketball—training with the national team and anchoring Cignal’s run in the PBA D-League—coach Boyet Fernandez would often sit the former FEU stalwart during practices.“If you let him practice, he’s just going to go in there and play like it’s a game,” Fernandez said during an appearance at Sports IQ Thursday. “So rather than risk injuring him and making him unavailable for Gilas [Pilipinas], I’d just let him rest.”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 shutoutPamboy Raymundo’s commitment to Cignal’s D-League bid was just as solid. The tough-as-nails point guard would show up first during practice and log out after everybody had left.“He’s just out there working on his game,” said Fernandez. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Ang spearheads strong PH showing Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next “That’s why I always tell sportswriters, credit to the players. Because I really mean it. You can be a good coach but nothing will happen if you don’t have players who will follow the system and put in the hard work,” added Fernandez, who is often jokingly chided by the sports press for his oft-repeated go-to post-game interview comment.But Fernandez’ legacy in the D-League is no laughing matter. He has won eight titles in nine championship appearances. And sure, his teams were powerhouse squads on paper. But it was never an excuse for the team to give anything less than their best effort.Jose knows why. As part of the Southeast Asian Games gold-winning Gilas Pilipinas cadets squad, Jose knows being guaranteed the title doesn’t mean you will end up winning.“You still have to play hard because you don’t know what the opponent can do,” Jose said.Because of his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the SEA Games, Jose missed the championship series, leaving the Hawkeyes without a marquee big man against a squad that featured the towering Rod Ebondo.But Raymundo and Jose, who was named D-League MVP while he was playing in the SEA Games final in Malaysia, were not concerned.“We have faith in coach,” Raymundo said, And Jose agreed. “He is very hardworking and that gave us confidence against CEU.”And with that hard work as a main weapon, there was no stopping Cignal from claiming yet another D-League crown. View commentslast_img read more

Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Lions, Stags dispute 2nd finals seat BACOLOD—Fernando Rodriguez produced another hattrick as Ceres-Negros delivered a ruthless attacking display to overwhelm FC Meralco Manila, 6-0, last Sunday night and move within three points off the Philippines Football League lead at Panaad Stadium here.Coinciding with the 119th Negros Day, the Busmen came up with a performance to remember, putting the current PFL leaders to the sword with a blistering performance in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img View comments Bienvenido Marañon also struck twice while Carlie De Murga was similarly on target as Ceres went into the international break on a positive note.With the victory, Ceres climbed to 51 points from 23 matches, three points behind leader the Sparks, who have played three more matches.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 think we played well, especially the first half,” said coach Risto Vidakovic, whose side also avenged a 1-2 defeat to the Sparks early in the season. “We played with high intensity and if we play with high intensity, the result is usually very good.”Marañon broke the deadlock with a long range effort past Sparks keeper Ace Villanueva, before De Murga redirected OJ Porteria’s effort from close range. Rodriguez opened his account with a strike from inside the box after Meralco failed to deal with Iain Ramsay’s cross from the left in the 31st minute. Ceres got a fourth goal in the space of 15 minutes as Rodriguez smashed the ball home. MOST READ 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Since 2015, very little to choose between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

first_imgVirat Kohli is revered as the most prolific run-getter in the one-day format currently but his deputy Rohit Sharma has been matching and sometimes even bettering the Indian skipper in 50 overs cricket in the last three years.Rohit on Wednesday smashed his third one-day double hundred, scoring an unbeaten 208 off 153 balls to guide India to a 141-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI at Mohali.Rohit already holds the record for crossing 200 on more than one occasion and also holds the world record for the highest individual score in ODIs with his 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in 2014.In Rohit and Kohli, India thus, have two of the most consistent run-scorers in the ODI format.The duo is joint-second in the list of most hundreds since 2015 with 11 each, just one behind Australian opener David Warner.Rohit however, has taken just 47 matches to score 11 tons while Kohli has done it in 56 ODIs. During the same period of time Rohit has amassed 2665 runs at an average of 63.45 with 11 half-centuries while Kohli, having played 9 more ODIs than Rohit, has scored 2822 at 64.13 with 12 fifties.”This year, he’s scored as many hundreds as Virat Kohli. We keep talking about Virat Kohli and how great he is in one day cricket but look at Rohit. He is no way behind, 11 hundreds in 50 odd innings (since 2015).”I have always said that he’s a terrific batsman and a match-winner. Hopefully he can transform his renewed hunger for runs, his renewed ability to convert hundreds into double hundreds in the next 10 months. The shots he played was absolutely breathtaking,” Sourav Ganguly told India Today after the Mohali game.advertisementThis year alone the Hitman has scored 1286 runs in 20 ODIs at 75.64 and could very well surpass his captain in the final ODI against Sri Lanka at Vizag. Kohli has played six more matches than Rohit this year and scored 1460 runs at 76.84 at a strike rate of just over 99. Rohit has been getting his runs at exactly 100 runs per 100 balls.Both players occupy the top-two spots in the list of batsmen with most runs this year and are the only two players to cross 1000 runs in 2017.Rohit is 174 runs behind Kohli with one game remaining but nobody can bet against the stand-in skipper ending up with the most runs this year because of the form he is in right now and with Kohli on a break for his marriage with Anushka Sharma in Italy.Kohli is a modern-day great with the reputation of being the best chaser in cricket history. Rohit on the other hand, is at his best when India bats first because then he gets the time to pace his innings without being under too much pressure.Even at Mohali, like his other two double hundreds, Rohit started off very slowly scoring his first fifty in 65 balls. But from there on he went into beast mode smashing a run-a-ball fifty and then needed just 36 balls to score his next hundred runs in the death overs.By the end of the innings, Rohit had smashed 13 boundaries and cleared the big boundaries of the PCA stadium 12 times.Rohit beats Kohli in terms of runs scored after crossing the three-figure mark in ODIs since 2001. The Mumbai batsman has amassed 812 runs in 16 innings while Kohli has 665 runs in 32 innings.Coach Ravi Shastri and the Indian team management must be grinning from ear to ear having two of the best batsmen in world cricket in its arsenal. In Rohit, the Men in Blue have the best opener in ODI cricket and in Kohli, the best chaser in the modern game.last_img read more