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Japan ends badminton drought; India crushes Hong Kong

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Abueva determined to repay Alas’ trust as he begins Phoenix journey DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi sealed the team’s 3-1 win in the best-of-5 series. They won 21-16, 21-11 victory over Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu. Japan hadn’t won the title since 1970, and China had held it for two decades.“China’s our biggest rival and I am extremely pleased to win this,” Takahashi said “I am privileged to have won both the Uber Cup and the Asian Games, which doesn’t happen very often. It’s definitely a different feeling from winning any individual title in my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Chen Yufei gave China the lead with her 21-15, 21-12 victory second-ranked Akane Yamaguchi, but Japan responded with three straight wins starting with Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beating Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan 21-12, 21-17. Nozomi Okuhara fended off He Bingjiao 21-16, 19-21, 21-15 to make it 2-1.China had won the event in 10 of the last 11 Asian Games in a streak broken only by South Korea’s gold in 1994. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardcenter_img Japan also won the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay ahead of China, which added Sun Yang to its quartet. The silver gave Sun a fifth medal at the games.Zhang Yuefi won two golds in the women’s 200 butterfly and the 4×100 mixed medley relay.For India, field hockey took top billing after the men’s national team routed Hong Kong 26-0. It was eight-time Olympic champion India’s biggest winning margin in an international event.And it followed a 17-0 win for the defending champion over host Indonesia, so there’s plenty to suggest the Olympic spot guaranteed to the tournament winner is a good incentive to win gold in Jakarta.The margin of victory over Hong Kong topped India’s previous record of 24-1, set against the United States in 1932.Rupinderpal Singh scored five times and Harmanpreet Singh had four goals as India continued scoring relentlessly right up to the last minute.In a scenic 104.4-kilometer (65-mile) course through fields and lush countryside, Na Ah-reum of South Korea won the women’s cycling road race in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 47 seconds. Na, the time trial champion four years ago, finished 1:20 ahead of silver medalist Pu Yixian of China.Among the 31 gold medals Wednesday, Mongolia won the 50-meter rifle 3 positions, and Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat held off Yangpaiboon Naphaswan of Thailand in the 25-meter women’s pistol final to win India’s second shooting title at Palembang. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara returns a shot during the women’s team badminton finals against China at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — There’s no disputing this was a gold medal that ranked up there with a world title.Japan’s drought-breaking win over China in the women’s team badminton final was among the most-watched medal matches Wednesday at the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Although the Asian Games involves only countries from Asia, in the sport of badminton, the best players in the world are generally from this part of the world,” Chen Yufei said. “And also because this event occurs only once every four years, there is an element of prestige to this — it’s an important tournament.”Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was the first swimmer from outside China or Japan to a win a gold medal in the Jakarta pool. The 23-year-old Singapore star defended the 100-meter butterfly title in a games record time of 51.04 seconds.“It’s all about standing up for your country and yourself,” Schooling said. “I had some jitters before, but that’s good, it shows I’m taking nothing for granted. Every gold is special, it has its own story.”By the end of the fourth night of swimming, the duel in the pool was level with China and Japan having 14 gold medals apiece.Yasuhiro Koseki broke the Games record to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in 58.86 and complete a double, and Daiya Seto also picked up his second gold when he beat the defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino in the 400 individual medley.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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George Gamble wins Roubaix Cup

first_imgShaw won yesterday’s race with a time of 59:25 while Gamble took second in 1:00:37. Third went to Gary Hilderman at 1:02:57. Pat Ferris finished his race in 1:05:06 and fifth was Davide Loro in 1:05:44.Sixth place was Dan Webster, seventh went to Roger St. Jean, eighth was Gord Harris, and Dean Lowery rounded out the field in ninth.The next race for the Blizzard Bike Club is on Sunday at 2 p.m. starting at Kal Tire.- Advertisement –last_img

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Lucy has it by a nose, wait, make that two

first_imgBreeder Scott Grund said Lucy’s noses seem to be working fine. “It looked like she was comfortable laying there in her bedding and breathing and spunky just like you want to see.” Krombholz said Lucy, who was born May 4, will be a pet and bred if she’s able. Mark Krombholz had to look twice at his new calf, Lucy – one time for each nose. “I didn’t notice anything too different about her until I got her in the barn,” said Krombholz of Merrill, Wis., “and all of a sudden I went to feed her a bottle of milk, and I thought maybe she’d been kicked in the nose and there were two noses there.” The second, smaller nose sits on top of the first. “It’s a functioning nose because the middle of her second nose, the flap would go in and out when she drank out of the bottle,” Krombholz said. “It was kind of funny.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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No release clause in Neymar’s PSG contract – French league

first_img0Shares0000Neymar at a promotional event in Sao Paulo this week – the PSG star is still in his native Brazil as he recovers from a foot operation last month © AFP / Nelson ALMEIDAPARIS, France, Apr 20 – There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Friday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais.The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause — worth no less than 300 million euros but whose exact value depended on certain results — could be activated from September 1 if the Brazilian star wanted to leave PSG. Neymar moved to Paris last August from Barcelona when the French club activated his release clause at the Camp Nou by paying 222 million euros, making him the world’s most expensive player.But while such release clauses are commonplace in Spanish football, the French LFP’s rules forbid their existence.“Club directors cannot draw up contracts with a ‘release clause’, providing for a contractual relationship to be broken by one party or another in exchange for compensation, a ‘termination clause’ or a clause allowing for unilateral termination with a French or foreign player, either for the club or the player,” according to the rule in question.A spokesperson for the LFP told AFP: “There is therefore no such clause in the player’s contract ratified by the legal commission of the LFP.”Rumours that Neymar could leave PSG in the next transfer window continue to abound while the player himself remains in Brazil, where he has been since undergoing surgery on a fractured foot at the start of last month.Spanish media have linked him with a move to Real Madrid.Spanish sports daily Marca have claimed that Neymar could leave PSG in the close season of 2019 for 222 million euros, the same fee for which he arrived from Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Kimanzi named Jan KPL coach of the month

first_img“I feel really happy and privileged to win this award for the third time. The work that the players have put in in the training ground and the sacrifices they have taken have seen the team rise. Also, this is the product of a huge and committed coaching staff,” Kimanzi said as he picked the award on Friday morning.Mathare started the season well but have faded over the last few games and Kimanzi has blamed this on some element of fatigue but he remains confident they will regain the footing.“We started well because we knew that we are facing a very tricky season and we had to be smart in the way we did our pre-season, but at some point that streak has to break and after around 10 matches it did. Sometimes you choose to keep the same players and rotate less and that means some element of fatigue,”“But I am confident we will get back up. We can’t sit here and behave like it’s normal to lose a good run. We have to work to get back on top,” the tactician further stated.He now hopes that the winning charm flows over his entire team and a player from his stable will also earn player of the month award.With the trophy, Kimanzi also earned a monetary reward of Sh75,000 and a gift hamper from sponsors Fidelity Insurance.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi receives his coach of the month award for January 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi has been named the January Kenyan premier League Fidelity Insurance Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) coach of the month for January, becoming the most successful with a third gong.The Slum Boys who started the season strong enjoyed an enviable streak in January, winning three and drawing two of their five fixtures as they kept their place on top of the standings.last_img read more

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Mario Balotelli to return to Liverpool for preseason training

first_img Mario Balotelli is yet to find a new club 1 Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli will return for training this weekend as his Anfield exit is still not agreed.All players who have not had international commitments at Euro 2016 or the Copa America will report to the club’s Melwood base on Saturday as manager Jurgen Klopp begins his first pre-season.That means striker Balotelli, who was loaned to AC Milan after enduring a woeful maiden season at Anfield, in which he registered just one Premier League strike, will be subjected to the same rigorous schedule as the rest of the squad.Klopp’s four new signings – £30million forward Sadio Mane, defender Joel Matip, midfielder Marko Grujic and goalkeeper Loris Karius – will all be in attendance to meet their new team-mates.Liverpool had hoped Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola would have found a suitable destination for the 25-year-old, having been given the go-ahead to do so in February, but links with the Chinese Super League and Turkey have failed to turn into anything more substantial.Defender Martin Skrtel, who is still on leave after captaining Slovakia at the European Championship, is expected to complete a £5million move to Fenerbahce in the next few days as Klopp’s clear-out continues. The German boss has already allowed Kolo Toure’s contract to expire.On Thursday Liverpool agreed terms with Watford for young striker Jerome Sinclair, with Press Association Sport understanding the club will receive £4million instead of having to go through a tribunal to claim a development fee for the 19-year-old.Sinclair became Liverpool’s youngest player aged just 16 years and six days when he made an appearance in a League Cup tie against West Brom in September 2012.Although he scored his maiden senior goal in January, he has now chosen to try his luck elsewhere.last_img read more

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Humboldt State softball beats Hawaii Hilo, Azusa Pacific at Day 2 of Tournament of Champions

first_imgDay 2 at the Tournament of Champions brought a pair of performances that the Humboldt State softball team will hope to build on as the calendar flips from March to April.There was no foolin’ on the first day of April for the Jacks. Led by strong pitching performances by senior right-handers Kalyn Paque and Madison Williams, the second-ranked Jacks picked up a pair of wins, 6-0 over Hawaii Hilo and 4-1 against Azusa Pacific, during action at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock on Saturday.It …last_img read more

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Sharks’ forward makes his case as trade deadline looms

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Pete DeBoer asked Kevin Labanc to ‘prove a point.’ Right now, he’s putting together a case that even his lawyer coach can’t easily dismiss.After the all-star break, DeBoer challenged Labanc to prove that he’s trustworthy enough to warrant a spot in the Sharks lineup down the stretch and into the playoffs. The Sharks coach wants a third line that can create mismatches in the depth of the lineup and Labanc’s penchant for defensive lapses, taking penalties and poor …last_img read more

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H-DNL football: Week 11 preview

first_imgThe final week of the regular season is here.Del Norte High can clinch its first Big 4 Conference title with a win at home over Eureka on Friday.If the Loggers bring an upset with them on the bus to Crescent City, the Big 4 will be decided Saturday afternoon at the home of the Crusaders when St. Bernard’s takes on Fortuna.Over the in the Little 4, Ferndale will look to complete a conference sweep when it takes on McKinleyville Friday night while Arcata and Hoopa Valley will go head to head …last_img read more

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Best LittleCo of 2009 & Most Promising for 2010

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market “You can ask Aardvark any question, and it will try to find a person in your extended social circles who knows about that topic and is available to answer at that moment. Aardvark facilitates these conversations through a very polite IM bot, an iPhone app with push notifications, the company’s website, Twitter or email. Instead of broadcasting your question to every one’s stream of information, Aardvark delivers the question only to people who are relevant and available.”Unlike Yahoo Answers or similar services, Aardvark doesn’t keep a repository of frequently asked questions. The service’s mission is to get you current answers from experts in your own social networks. On most days, over 85% of all questions get answered.As we noted in our report, Aardvark’s got an all-star team of engineers from Google and Yahoo and high-profile investors. It’s already cutting deals with major tech brands and is rumored to be on Google’s acquisition list. Whatever happens to the company, the use cases for Aardvark are just beginning to be explored.In short, Aardvark impressed us a lot this year and it made no fewer than 3 of our 2009 best-of lists:Top 10 Consumer Web Apps of 2009Top 10 Real-Time Technologies of 2009Top 10 Startup Products of 2009Aardvark’s iPhone app was also popular with our writers, two of them putting it in their top 5 mobile web applications of the year.Most Promising: Wolfram|AlphaWolfram|Alpha launched in May and ended up making our list of the Top 10 Consumer Products of the year. It was also the most hyped, with the possible exception of Google Wave. Inevitably, Wolfram Research’s “computational knowledge engine” disappointed many who were looking for a Google killer. But Alpha introduced a new paradigm for search engines: Instead of giving you a long list of links, Alpha tries to give users an answer based on information from reputable sources. It also enables users to compute and calculate things off that information.While it isn’t useful for everybody yet, the Wolfram Alpha team has worked hard to expand Alpha’s knowledge. If you are an engineer or scientist, Wolfram Alpha might just be the most useful web app for you. For the rest of us, Alpha’s ability to solve anagrams, aggregate weather data and tell you the distance between two cities proves to be useful, too – although not as useful as the service’s ability to solve complex math problems. Wolfram|Alpha also launched a $50 iPhone application in October. Even though Wolfram Alpha’s web interface is available for free, the company insisted that its mobile application offered enough new features to justify this price. We listed some initial use cases for Wolfram|Alpha in July, but it’s a safe bet to say that the best of this product will be seen in 2010 and beyond. Tags:#2009 in Review#Features#web#Year in Review A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Don’t worry, it’s not Twitter! For our Best LittleCo of 2009, we’ve chosen a small company whose product launched in 2009 and quickly became a leading example of one of the year’s big trends: the real-time web.Our pick for Most Promising is something that could change the way people search on the Web.Last week we announced that Google was our choice for Best BigCo of 2009, due to its product innovation in 2009. Today we’re announcing Best LittleCo and Most Promising Company, as selected by the ReadWriteWeb writers.This is the 6th year we’ve done this and many of the small companies we choose each year go onto much bigger things. Here’s a quick look back at previous winners:In 2008 we chose web office vendor Zoho as Best LittleCo and Brightkite as our Most Promising. Zoho is still competing well above its weight bracket against office software giants like Microsoft and Google. However it’s fair to say that Brightkite hasn’t delivered as much on its promise as we thought it might, due in part to the emergence of Foursquare as ‘the next big thing’ in mobile social networking.In 2007Twitter was Best LittleCo and in a break from tradition we named“the open source movement” as most promising. Twitter, of course, has since gone on to make a huge impact on the Web and media.In 2006YouTube was Best LittleCo and Sharpcast Most Promising. YouTube was acquired by Google in October of that year.In 2005 37Signals was Best LittleCo and Memeorandum (now Techmeme) and Digg were joint Most Promising.In 2004Ludicorp, creators of Flickr, was Best LittleCo and Feedburner Most Promising. Both went on to be acquired, by Yahoo! and Google respectively. Now let’s find out who is ReadWriteWeb’s Best LittleCo of 2009. Then on page 2 we name our Most Promising company for 2010.Best LittleCo of 2009: AardvarkAardvark (our initial review and then a comparison review) is a social search engine that combines artificial intelligence, natural-language processing and presence data to create what the company calls “the real-time Web of people.” The company was founded in 2007, but the product only launched in March 2009 at SXSW. It quickly became one of the companies we point to most when we discuss the Real-Time Web, one of the most significant trends of this year. In our report on the Real-Time Web released in November, we described how it works: If Web 2.0 was about creating data (user generated content, to use the most familiar term for this), then the next generation of the Web is all about using that data. Wolfram|Alpha is premised on using and computing data, so we think it’s a product to watch in 2010.Now let us know your thoughts on our picks for Best LittleCo (Aardvark) and Most Promising (Wolfram|Alpha). richard macmanus Related Posts last_img read more

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