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Ancelotti linked with Spurs job

first_img 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: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly on Tottenham Hotspur’s list of candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino. According to The Daily Mail, Ancelotti is being targeted along with RB Leizpig coach Julian Nagelsmann and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe. That is because, as per the newspaper, Tottenham are planning to bring Pochettino’s five-year reign to an end. The Italian has Premier League experience, leading London rivals Chelsea to a domestic double in 2010. His role with Napoli was recently thrown into doubt by a squad mutiny and he has also been linked with a return to Milan. Despite that, Ancelotti is unlikely to be sacked by Napoli before the season is out due to an expensive contract, which does not expire until 2021.last_img read more

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Dhoni reflects on Mumbai test

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Haroon Lorgat calls on other boards to challenge BCCI

first_imgInternational Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Saturday said it was time for strong cricket boards like Australia to challenge India on important issues like the Decision Review System (DRS).Lorgat said DRS not being implemented in matches involving India should not be seen as the case of the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) using its financial clout but as a failure of other board members. The absence of DRS has become an embarrassment in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy.”It’s not the strength of India that should be of concern, it should be the weakness of the others, because good governance is about everybody being able to stand on their own feet,” said Lorgat, who is here to watch the third Test between India and Australia.When asked if he included Australia among those weak members, Lorgat said: “All of them, because if I am dominant I will get what I want because the (others) don’t want to challenge me. So don’t blame me, blame yourselves.”Lorgat also said that ICC was patient in convincing its members including India on the DRS.”I think we will get to a point where DRS will be acceptable to all member boards. I think we need to be patient and we need to convince those who are not convinced about the accuracy of the technology. In fact, we have commissioned an independent review to test the accuracy of ball-tracking but for now it’s the two participating nations that decide. I think it would have been far better had we had consistent application but we need to convince those who are sceptical,” he said.advertisementLorgat said it was up to all the Test playing nations to give proper treatment to the traditional format of the game until 2017.”All of us have to take responsibility to schedule better, to ensure that there is some promotion around the game ? We also want to make a proposal to improve the prize money awarded to the team that tops the Test ranking on April 1 each year,” Lorgat was quoted as saying in Sydney Morning Herald.Lorgat also said that TV rights forced the ICC to postpone the proposed World Test Championship until 2017.”We had pre-sold our rights through to 2015 and in order to convert the Champions Trophy to a Test championship it would have meant a small financial sacrifice which the board was not willing to make, and hence we deferred it to 2017 which was in the new rights cycle,” said Lorgat.last_img read more

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Run on the best jogging tracks in Delhi

first_imgMP Sachin Pilot has been jogging for the past seven years and pulls off a 5 km run at least four days a weekIt is 8 a.m. on a spring Sunday. I am taking part in a marathon (the Hyatt Health Run) for the first time in my life. After,MP Sachin Pilot has been jogging for the past seven years and pulls off a 5 km run at least four days a weekIt is 8 a.m. on a spring Sunday. I am taking part in a marathon (the Hyatt Health Run) for the first time in my life. After running-and panting- for 2 km, I’m ready to quit.Then I feel a hand on my back, and a 70-year-old man comes up behind me and says, “You have to keep running.” I do. Though I don’t come even close to the top 10 (er, make that the top 50), the run gives me a high that can put absinthe to shame.Just trailing behind the 100-strong platoon, I feel like a champion. Cheerleaders at pitstops egg us on, refuel us with water and hand us napkins to wipe the beads of sweat away. Police vans follow, just in case, and many tired souls even clamber on. Coaches from the Sports Authority of India keep a close eye on the participants. Whoever said Delhi sleeps on Sunday mornings?Marathons seem to bring out all types of people. While I try to keep in step with the serious runners, I am appalled to see a fellow lady competitor quietly sneak out of the race and zip off in her Honda, only to get down at the finish line. Another participant, a middle aged businessman, tells me that he took up marathon running after a 10-year-old girl beat him in a 15-mile race. “It was a rude wake-up call,” he says.advertisementThe Hyatt runThomas Ekberg, Oriflame head honcho, who finally ends up second in the marathon, says he has been “running for as long as he can remember”. Living in the capital for the past two years, he builds his stamina by pounding the jogger’s trail at Nehru Park. Third place winner Seema Kukreja completes the marathon with a spring in her step. And why not? She has been religiously sweating it out at least five times a week at Lodi Garden for the past 10 years.”That’s the biggest advantage of living in Delhi,” says sports medicine doctor P. S. M. Chandran, who has treated several athletes and sports personalities. “It has some great jogging tracks where runners can get maximum mileage out of their run.” Though he says there is no one particular method to ascertain the best track, he lists Siri Fort Complex as one of the best in town.Spanning two km, the complex’s running field has a clay-lawn surface, which is its greatest plus point. “Running is better on a cinder or dirt track. Avoid jogging on roads as its hard surface leaves you susceptible to overuse-induced injuries. Pavements accentuate the impact and jars your body even more,” explains Chandran.EXERCISE GUIDELINESRegardless of your age, get a physical check up done before you start running. People with a history of heart disease or those who have knee pain or are overweight must have medical clearance before running.Don’t run on an empty stomach. Have juice and biscuits before running. Also, make sure you drink water (in moderation) so that your body does not get dehydrated.Warm up first with stretching, calisthenics or walking. Build up speed slowly and don’t pressure your ligaments. Let your body gradually adjust to the intensity.Land on the ball of your heel and let the rest of the foot follow. Push off from your toes as you begin the next step.Keep your back reasonably straight and your shoulders back.Let your arms swing naturally; don’t hold them to your sides.Don’t set a distance goal, set a time goal.Other than buzzing with yuppies who squeeze in a run before getting home from work, Chandran says what draws people to Siri Fort is the elbow space it provides them. “The track is roomy enough to accommodate several people, which is why runners prefer to come here,” he says. Siri Fort’s track is like a “small oasis in the heart of the city,” he adds. “Distances are marked out clearly so that runners know exactly how much they have run.”Like most expats, Ekberg prefers to lap his rounds at Nehru Park. “This is a haven for joggers,” he says. Ozone’s fitness instructor Amit Sharma agrees. “After Siri Fort, this park has the perfect pitch,” he says. “The jogging track stretches over 2.5 km and one round here thrice a week is sufficient to build up stamina for regular runners. Also, the soft, nonmetal surface of the track does not strain the ligaments.”Third on Sharma’s list is Lodi Garden. Known more as a power park, it attracts serious runners as well as several members from the see-and-be-seen set. The 2.2 km jogging-cum-walking track is well suited with a monkey bridge and enough clay to provide a full work out for runners. “That is one of the main reasons I run at Lodi. The track has enough ups and downs to provide me with an effective high-calorie work out. The clay surface also puts just the right amount of pressure to make my legs strong,” says marathoner Kukreja.Joggers needn’t worry about running into pets as both Nehru Park and Lodi Garden have allotted specific times for people who want to bring in their four-legged friends. “The greenery around has a dual effect. The colour soothes the runners’ eyes and provides the much needed oxygen rush,” says Chandran.Sharma and Chandran both believe that the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium has one of the best “professional” tracks in the city. “It’s custom made for the athletes who train here,” pitches in Sharma. But the bummer is that it is open only for the few players who camp there, not for outsiders. “It is the same case at the Talkatora stadium,” explains Chandran.advertisementP.S.M. Chandran says Siri Fort’s clay-lawn surface makes it one of the best jogging tracksHowever, it is proximity to a jogging track that determines the most footfalls. There are many like fashion designer Poonam Bhagat who would much rather run close to home. Bhagat sprints at the park near her house or in the forest behind Panchsheel, and never misses a day.”Unlike in the gym where you are confined to one place, running lets me explore my surroundings, breathe some fresh air and think,” she says enthusiastically. Having tried and tested just about every fitness trend, she admits, “Running is the most convenient fix.” So rain or shine, she runs for an hour every day.Bhagat’s addiction to running is echoed by MP Sachin Pilot who is raring to run after a day at Parliament. Like most serious runners, he prefers to run alone. Though not a hard-core fitness fiend, he has been at it for the past seven years. “Though I can run anywhere, I tend to stay near the Teen Murti area which is close to where I live,” says Pilot.Poonam Bhagat prefers to run at the park close to homeIn spite of his erratic schedule, he puts in a cool 5 km spin at least four days a week. “I try to, at least,” he smiles. “It keeps my weight in check and makes me feel fit.” So do people stop him to chat him up now that he is the young face of Parliament? “Not really. People are really chilled out in Delhi and don’t hassle you which is one of the good reasons to run here,” he says.There is also another breed of detractors who prefer to stick to their treadmills as opposed to the great outdoors. Says polo player Adhiraj Singh, who works out at the Hyatt: “I think it is more convenient to work out on a treadmill as I don’t have to depend on the weather conditions outside.” Advises Chandran here: “Treadmills are effective as long as you run correctly.”Essentially, running as an activity becomes most effective when your heart beats at more than the required rate. This way it pumps in more blood through arteries that may have grown rigid with age and fat. To run with results, check your pulse rate before you start jogging. Then subtract your age from 220 and multiply that figure by 80 per cent. The number that you get should be your target pulse rate after your run. If you meet that, then your sprint has been worthwhile.So go on, get yourself a good pair of shoes. The only fuel you really need is concentration and will. Ok, maybe the ipod too.RUNNING RULESRequirementsWear shoes with good shock absorbers.Shoes wear out, even if you can’t see obvious wear (especially if you’re running on a treadmill). Track your mileage and change your shoes every 500 miles or six months, whichever comes first. Replace more frequently if you see wear sooner.To judge how to dress for temperature, use the ’20-degree rule’. Wear the amount of clothing you would wear if you were walking around in weather that was 20 degrees warmer. Your clothes should always be able to breathe.How Effective Is Jogging?On a subjective level, people burn 500 calories a day if they run for 40 minutes. But this is subject to intensity, body weight and duration. Chandran recommends jogging five days a week. Try not to take a break for two days continuously.To know if you are running effectively, Chandran recommends a simple test. Before you start your run, check your pulse rate. After that apply this formula: Subtract your age from 220. And multiply that by 80 per cent, i.e., 220 – (your age) x 80 per cent. The figure you get should be your target pulse rate. After your spin, check your pulse rate.However, there are significant drawbacks to running: your risk of injury is much greater than with other aerobic activities, since the weight of your body is pounding down onto your joints. So be careful and don’t over exert yourself on the first day. Build up stamina and gradually increase the time as you progress.advertisementlast_img read more

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Paes-Stepanek move to 2nd round of Wimbledon

first_imgLeander Paes and Radek Stepanek brushed aside the challenge of Colin Ebelthite and John Peers in straight sets to progress to the second round of the men’s doubles event of the Wimbledon championships here on Thursday.The fourth seed Indo-Czech pair scored an easy 6-2 6-4 6-2 win over the unseeded Australian combination in just one hour 31 minutes at court number seven.Paes and Stepanek converted three of the five chances in the first set to take lead in just 25 minutes.Second set was no different as the Indo-Czech combination was too good for the rivals.They next face Israeli pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in the second round. Erlich and Ram had come through a gruelling five-setter against Treat Conrad Huey and Dominic Inglot in their opening round match.India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had also booked a second round berth, yesterday. They had beaten Marcel Felder and Malek Jaziri.last_img read more

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Meralco suspends Kelly Nabong

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKelly Nabong will not play for Meralco on Tuesday for Game 2 of its 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series against Star.Bolts team manager Paolo Trillo relayed that the fifth-year center has been indefinitely suspended by the team after his brush with assistant coach Jimmy Alapag late in Game 1 last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts shoot for a 2-0 lead against Star later today at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims 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 No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments MOST READ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim San Beda evades upset, ousts Perpetual Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups “Kelly Nabong is suspended indefinitely for conduct unbecoming of a PBA player and for conduct detrimental to the team,” the executive shared in a statement.Nabong figured in an verbal spat against Alapag last Sunday. The two needed to separated in the Meralco bench.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 openingFrustrated, the bruiser was seen tearing his jersey as he sat at the far end of the bench at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna before quickly making his exit after the Bolts pulled off the 72-66 victory against the Hotshots.The Fil-Am center was also the first man out of the Meralco dugout.last_img read more

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DeMarre Carroll helps Nets beat Mavericks

first_imgIt worked.Carroll scored 15 of his 22 points in the third quarter, hitting three 3-pointers and shooting 5 of 6 from the floor.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 just feel like a lot of guys look up to me and try to see what I’m going to do,” Carroll said. “So I just try to come out and do whatever I need to do to help this team win.”Trevor Booker had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwidde added 19 points, and Caris Levert had 13 for the Nets. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads “It’s lack of execution,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “It’s on me, I had the wrong in the game. I’ve got to get guys in there that can go and get the ball. In the second half they beat us to multiple loose balls.”Brooklyn struggled at the free-throw line, going 14 of 25 attempts.“It might be mental at this point,” Carroll said. “We can’t be a really good team missing free throws like that and I think we will, but we got to get in the gym, take it upon ourselves individually to knock down free throws.”Dallas was 17 of 21.Carlisle was frustrated during his postgame media availability and was disappointed that his team had to have a league-mandated day off on Thursday.“Just to prove that in the NBA no bad deed goes punished,” Carlisle said. “We play like this and our players get a day off. We’ve got a lot of thinking to do about how we want to finish this homestand.”The Nets won two of three games on their road trip, and had a strong showing in a loss to the Houston Rockets. For coach Kenny Atkinson it was a big step in the right direction after entering the trip with a 2-7 record on the road.“You hate to say there are big games in an NBA season because it’s so long, but we talked about getting two on this trip,” Atkinson said. “We knew it was going to be a tough trip. The fact that we got two and had a good fight in Houston, that’s real positive for us going forward.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Simmons has 31 points, 18 rebs as 76ers beat Wizards Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img Harrison Barnes had 17 points for Dallas, Maxi Kleber added a career-high 16, and Dwight Powell had 14.Carroll put the Nets ahead for good at 78-76 on a 3-pointer with 2:03 remaining in the third quarter.Brooklyn led by as much as nine points in the fourth quarter, taking a 106-97 advantage with 1:32 remaining on Joe Harris’ 3-pointer. Dallas responded with a 7-0 run, cutting it to 106-104, before the Nets finally iced it with a pair of rebounds in the final 10.5 seconds.Harris split a pair of free throws with 10.5 seconds remaining, but Brooklyn kept possession after the rebound went off a Mavericks player and out of bounds. Dinwiddie then missed a pair of free throws with 7.4 seconds left, but Booker grabbed a rebound, and Dinwiddie redeemed himself with a pair of free throws to complete the scoring with 5.2 seconds remaining.It was a missed opportunity for the Mavericks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 View comments Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) attempts a shot over Dallas Mavericks’ Harrison Barnes (40), Wesley Matthews, both center, and Devin Harris, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Dallas . (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS, Texas—Demarre Carroll wasn’t happy about the way the Brooklyn Nets started the third quarter in a 109-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.“We looked lackadaisical,” Carroll said. “Nobody was being aggressive, so I just decided to be aggressive.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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NCAA volleyball: Arellano storms back, survives Perpetual

first_imgView comments PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives LATEST STORIES Maria Tripoli had 20 points while Cindy Imbo added 19 for the Lady Altas, whose lead over fourth-running San Sebastian in the standings is now just half a game after falling to 4-2.Perpetual Help shot itself in the foot with 43 errors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH PBA suspends Camson, Almazan, Miranda MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I just told them to play with heart,” Prado said in Filipino. “The games become more important as the season goes so we have to treat every game like there’s no tomorrow. It’s now or never.”After a tough first four sets, defending champion Arellano showed its composure and raced to a 10-1 start in the deciding fifth set.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte 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 SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University survived its toughest test yet, climbing back from two sets down to beat University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-5, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs leaned on their trio of Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha, who combined for 50 points.ADVERTISEMENT “We played so bad in the first two sets so I made adjustments beginning the third set and things started to click,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino after steering his squad to its 18th consecutive win dating back to last season.Prado scored 20 points with four blocks while Marzan and Arocha scored16 and 14 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

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Argentina coach wants Messi fresh for World Cup

first_imgIn adding Griffin, Detroit Pistons take a risk to add a star ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais The former Chile and Sevilla coach added the goal was to ensure that Messi “makes the most of his rest periods to arrive (in Russia) at the top of his physical and mental form”.Messi scored four goals as Argentina reached the final in Brazil, but he cut a peripheral figure in the latter stages as his side finished runners-up to Germany following a 1-0 defeat after extra time.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 openingArgentina last won the World Cup in 1986 with Diego Maradona inspiring the country to a second title. In Russia, they will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Argentina’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during an international friendly football match between Russia and Argentina at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVArgentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said Tuesday he expects captain and star striker Lionel Messi to arrive at the World Cup in peak form after he battled fatigue at the 2014 tournament. “We’ve spoken with Leo about what’s happening and that he doesn’t find himself in the same situation four years ago when he arrived exhausted at the World Cup (in Brazil),” Sampaoli said at a news conference.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte View comments MOST READ Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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Indian Super League kicks off with glittering ceremony

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