Month: November 2019

Griffin grabs bronze for PH in wakeboarding

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH scores silver in lawn bowls men’s pairs LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Mark Griffin on Saturday scored the Philippines’ first podium finish in wakeboarding in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Griffin nabbed the bronze medal in the aquatic event.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES Thailand’s Padiwat Jaemjan and Tatsanai Kuankoonrat won the gold and silver medals, respectively.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 View commentslast_img read more

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LOOK: Floyd Mayweather flaunts new $26M mansion in Beverly Hills

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary To celebrate his win over the UFC Lightweight Champion, Mayweather purchased the gargantuan property, which he refers to as his “castle”, equipped with a 50-person cinema, swimming pool, 10 bathrooms, a gym, a spa, wine cellar and a four-car garage, according to The Sun. View comments MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president RELATED STORY:WATCH: Mayweather brags about his 7 girlfriends, $200M cash in interviewcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 15,000 square feet two-storey building was originally marketed for $52M, but Mayweather managed to knock down the asking price since he paid cash.Apart from his latest mansion, Mayweather also has similar properties in Las Vegas and Miami. Madrid stunned by Betis at home, loses ground to Barcelona Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Floyd Mayweather Jr. made sure his final foray in the boxing ring would count, knocking out Conor McGregor in 10 rounds and accumulating well over $100M in the process.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 shutoutNot one to turn down a chance to flash his cash and flaunt his ridiculously extravagant lifestyle, the 40-year-old undefeated boxer took to Instagram to show off his latest investment—a $26 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California, USA.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Ceres edges Global Cebu

first_imgStephan Schrock rifled home an unstoppable effort from 20 yards out as Ceres Negros slipped past fierce rival Global Cebu, 1-0, Sunday night in a battle of powerhouse teams in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.In a tight contest where both defenses proved equal to the challenge, Schrock’s brilliance made the difference as the Busmen continued their pursuit of top spot, increasing their tally to 32 points from 15 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:39Bong Go: Duterte’s ambush remark on Loot a joke, warning01:37Protesters 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 Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC In-form NU, Adamson nail 4th victories Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Busmen are still 12 points behind leaders Meralco Manila, but the AFC Cup Asean zone champions have played five less games than the Sparks.“It was very difficult to score especially if you came from a midweek game,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READlast_img read more

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Bench time helps Cobb measure FEU

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Garvo Lanete gives ailing Meralco a boost LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentscenter_img AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Cobb did just that as she found Desiree Cheng for the final point of the five-set win for La Salle, 24-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7.Then sophomore setter, who once played heroine in La Salle’s sweep of University of the Philippines in the team’s second game, said they ramped up the aggressiveness come the fifth set in order to forget about what happened in the sets they lost.“We became more aggressive in the fifth set because we wanted to forget about the third and fourth sets,” said Cobb who had 49 excellent sets. “We just had to focus on the fifth set that we will kill it and take the lead because once you take the lead in the fifth set it’s really difficult to be caught.”“When I got back on the floor, I told myself that we will finish this game and find the hitter that will score.”ADVERTISEMENT La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus opted to sit his setter down midway through the fifth set in the Lady Spikers’ match against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.And as veteran CJ Saga took up Cobb’s place on the floor, the 18-year-old playmaker took the time to study FEU’s movements and listen to what head coach Ramil De Jesus observed on the Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach told me the possibilities of what could happen on the floor, and most of the time it really did happen,” said Cobb in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “So what he said became really big and he also instructed me while I was on the bench.”And when Cobb finally made it back to the floor in the final third of the fifth set, the ember within her grew into a fire and her sole mission was to orchestrate her team’s offense and dispatch FEU. Michelle Cobb may not have played the entie fifth set, but she made sure to make her time on the bench worthwhile as she once again proved her closing capabilities for De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

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Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki

first_imgSeattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki arrives after signing a contract to a news conference at the teams’ spring training baseball complex Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Suzuki signed a one year deal in his return to the Mariners. (AP Photo/Matt York)PEORIA, Ariz. — Ichiro Suzuki’s wish was granted. He is back in the familiar white and blue jersey of the Seattle Mariners.“Even in the offseason when I would go back to Japan, I always came back to Seattle. This was my home … has always been my home,” the 44-year-old outfielder said through a translator Wednesday after finalizing a $750,000, one-year contract. “Somewhere deep inside, I wanted to return and wear this uniform again.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said discussions about Suzuki’s return intensified about a week ago, when the club’s injury situation became a greater concern.“It did not take very long to put a deal together that brought Ichiro back home,” Dipoto said, adding that Suzuki’s presence will help a young outfield and veteran Dee Gordon, who is playing center field for the first time.“It’s huge for our club and our ability to step forward,” Dipoto said.Projected left fielder Ben Gamel is sidelined for at least a month with a strained oblique muscle, Right fielder Mitch Haniger is dealing with a hand injury that has limited his activity for a couple of weeks, and Guillermo Heredia is still in the final stages of recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.Suzuki underwent a physical in Seattle on Monday. His return is similar to the Mariners’ reunion with Ken Griffey Jr. in 2009 that was good for one year but had an ugly conclusion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Almost six years away, Suzuki returned to help patch an injury-depleted outfield on the team he played for from 2001-12. The 10-time All-Star can earn an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 each for 150 and each additional 50 through 350, and $250,000 for 400.Suzuki earned the 2001 AL Rookie of the Year and MVP, with the Mariners and won a pair of AL batting titles. He was traded to the New York Yankees midway through 2012, played parts of three seasons with the Yankees, then spent three seasons with Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe has a .312 average and 3,080 hits, not including the 1,278 hits he amassed in nine seasons in Japan. Suzuki appeared in 136 games last year for the Miami Marlins and hit .255 with a .318 on-base percentage.“I still have things that I want to do and I want to accomplish,” Suzuki said. “I’m really thinking about this year and what the Seattle Mariners need, what I can do to help. Everything that I’ve gained, everything that I’ve done in my career, I want to just give it all right here in Seattle.” Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus City advances to Champions League QFs despite loss to Basel LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Seattle has significant concerns about depth in the outfield. Other options were available, including free agents Jose Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez and Jon Jay.“Bringing him in, what he can do on the field, still think he’s got plenty left in the tank there,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “What he adds in the clubhouse I think is very, very valuable.”Suzuki is slated to play left field and will need a few days of workouts and batting practice before he plays in a game, Servais said.Suzuki had 2,533 hits with the Mariners, including 262 in 2004 when he set the big league season record. His trade to New York during the 2012 season was a stunning conclusion to his time in Seattle, but gave Suzuki the chance to play in the postseason for the first time since his rookie season.Suzuki reunites with former Yankees teammates Robinson Cano and David Phelps, and he played with Gordon and Phelps in Miami. Third baseman Kyle Seager, pitcher Felix Hernandez and hitting coach Edgar Martinez were Suzuki’s teammates in Seattle before he was traded.On Wednesday, a stall in the Mariners’ spring training clubhouse awaited Suzuki, situated between journeyman outfielder Kirk Niewenhuis and starting shortstop Jean Segura. The team shop at the Peoria Sports Complex was already stocked with shirts and jerseys bearing Suzuki’s No. 51. ore merchandise was en route.last_img read more

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Confident Tim Reed eyes Ironman 70.3 three-peat in ‘amazing’ Cebu

first_imgTim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Brimming with confidence, Tim Reed believes that he’s in the best shape of his life this time of the year.“I’m extremely fit. I build my season getting strong for this and I’m ready to race,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Australian triathlete needs all the positivity he could get as he seeks to reign for the third straight year in Cebu on Sunday in the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines at Shangri-La Mactan here.Instead of being rattled, Reed could only be excited as he takes on a tough field out to deny him of the rare three-peat.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“I saw the start list and that makes me excited,” he said. “When you got good guys alongside you, it pushes you to a level you wouldn’t do if they weren’t there. We’ll make each other race a lot better.”Fellow Aussies Tim Van Berkel and Sam Betten lead the biggest threats to Reed’s throne, together with 2016 Xterra world champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Olympian Brent McMahon of Canada, and 12-time New Zealand Ironman winner Cameron Brown. Not only is the top $5,000 purse at stake in the men’s and women’s divisions, but also 30 slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Mandela Bay, South Africa next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Still, Reed is defiant as he looks forward to racing through the picturesque Cebu landscape anew“I think the biggest thing is the energy of this place. What I like is the atmosphere because you can feel the enthusiasm in the Philippines that you don’t find anywhere in the world. We sense it and feel it and that makes racing more enjoyable. The whole experience is something to take it on and think, ‘Wow, it’s so amazing!’ The atmosphere is really the biggest factor,” he said.Also part of the elite pros partaking in the race are David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis of USA, Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Jonathan Ciavatella of Italy, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.In the women’s division, Dimity Lee Duke emerges as the woman-to-beat, but she will face a tough challenge from fellow Aussies Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, Kiwi Amelia Watkinson, and Filipina bet Kim Kilgroe.Over 2,600 entries from a record 51 countries have are set to race in the grueling 70.3-kilometer leg which will start and end at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Celebrities put their hard work to the test in Cobra Ironman 70.3 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 Gamescenter_img 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’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View commentslast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea

first_imgHe was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at around 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1 and later arrested and bailed.Stockport Magistrates’ Court was told a breathalyser test showed Rooney’s alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.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 openingThe drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.Rooney, 31, was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. Everton’s English striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magsitrates court in Stockport, north-west England on September 18, 2017.Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, appeared at court after being arrested by on September 1, and consequently charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFFFormer England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drunk-driving.The Everton striker apologised for an “unforgivable lack of judgement” following his sentencing by a court in northern England for being nearly three times over the drink-drive limit while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 View comments Charity workEarlier, Rooney entered court in a dark blue suit and black tie and sat in the public gallery next to his agent Paul Stretford.When asked how he pleaded to the charge that he drove under the influence of alcohol while over the prescribed limit, he replied guilty.Michael Rainford, defending, said Rooney accepted the facts of the prosecution case in full and highlighted his charity work.“He is not somebody who pays lip service to the charities as so many often do,” he said. “This is somebody who is actually hands-on with the work he carries out. It is something that is very close to his heart.”Following the hearing, the footballer left court with his lawyers again followed by a media scrum of TV cameras, press photographers and reporters.His entourage fought their way through the throng to a waiting people-carrier with tinted windows and Rooney was driven away.Everton manager Ronald Koeman said earlier this month the matter would be dealt with internally, adding that he was “disappointed” by the drink-driving charge.Rooney has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they are expecting their fourth child.He was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday but it ended in disappointment with a 4-0 defeat for Everton. UAAP Starting 5: Weeks 1 and 2 Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Rooney, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer, made a successful start to his second Everton spell following his return, scoring on his first two Premier League appearances.His form moved England manager Gareth Southgate to offer him an international recall, but he decided to call time on his England career.Rooney first burst onto the scene aged just 16 at Everton and went on to score 17 goals in 77 appearances for the “Toffees” before moving to Manchester United, where he won multiple trophies, including the Champions League.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ His legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work but he said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”.Rooney, who rejoined boyhood club Everton after 13 trophy-laden years at Manchester United in July, tweeted an apology to his 16.4 million followers.“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” Rooney said in a statement.“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

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2012 Olympics: International Olympic Committee serves notice to Indian Olympic Association

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee has had enough from the Indian Olympic Association’s lacklustre approach in resolving the tenure issue.As a result, India’s participation in the 2012 London Olympics is at stake now if all pending issues are not resolved.After issuing two verbal warnings in September and then immediately after the Commonwealth Games in October, the IOC has now served a notice to the IOA to resolve all the issues.The IOA and the sports ministry are yet to resolve the differences over the restriction of the tenure in office and fixing the upper age limit for heads of sports federations. The issue is in the Delhi High Court.last_img read more

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Dravid falls prey to debatable umpiring on the current England tour

first_imgRahul Dravid continues to be at the receiving end of controvesial decisions by the  umpires on the current England tour as he was ruled out caught behind on Saturday, despite ‘Hot Spot’ not detecting an edge off his bat. For the third time in this tour that Dravid has fallen to a debatable decision as he was given out twice in the preceding Test series in controversial fashion. However, snicko-meter, which is not part of the UDRS, later suggested that there was a contact between the ball and the bat. Saturday’s decision yet again brought technological shortcomings to the fore under the UDRS system. England paceman Stuart Broad appealed for a catch behind the wicket off his own bowling in the fourth ball of the 18th over but umpire Billy Doctrove ruled not out.Broad opted for a review straight away.Third umpire Marais Erasmus from South Africa took help of ‘Hot Spot’ but even after several replays, the edge could not be established, though a sound was definitely detected.However, much to the astonishment of the fans and the batsman, Erasmus ruled Dravid out. In the third Test, Dravid was ruled caught behind off James Anderson in India’s second innings when his bat actually had hit the shoelace and he hadn’t edged the ball. Then in the fourth Test, he was given out caught behind in India’s second innings. Dravid was ruled not out by the umpire but given out for 13 after referral by England though the snicko-meter apparently showed that there was no contact between the ball and the bat before it landed into home side wicketkeeper Matt Prior’s gloves. Debates and discussions have already started on the decision. Cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted, “The most reliable tool for DRS is proving the least trustworthy. But I’m more baffled by the quality of umpiring.” “How can d third umpire overturn the on-field umpire’s decision without conclusive evidence to suggest d opposite,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

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Caught on camera: Rajiv Shukla asks Deputy Chairperson to adjourn House

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