Argentine football superstar Messi charms Kolkata

first_imgThe Argentine wizard Lionel Messi arrived in football-crazy Kolkata early Wednesday morning but hundreds of his frenzied fans were left disappointed.Hordes of supporters and mediapersons stayed awake throughout the night and waited outside the airport to catch a glimpse of the best player on the planet.But the 24-year old Barcelona superstar made a quiet exit through the VIP gate amidst high security, escaping the hysterical crowd. Messi and Javier Mascherano were held back for their La Liga match against Villarreal on Monday and landed in the city at 3.20 am on Wednesday.They got out of the airport at 3.55 a. m. and headed for the team hotel. More than 30 members of the Argentine delegation, including coach Alejandro Sabella, had already checked in. The Venezuelan team had landed on Tuesday morning itself.The friendly between the South American rivals, in the run-up to World Cup 2014 qualifiers, will be the biggest ever football event in the country.The Mecca of Indian football is gripped by Messi fever as youngsters donned Argentina jerseys and thronged outside the hotel and the stadium premises chanting Messi’s name.Tickets priced at Rs. 700, Rs. 1,000, Rs. 2,570 and Rs. 3,590 are all sold out and so are the 16 luxury boxes priced at Rs. 7.5 lakh each which can accommodate 15 people each. The remaining tickets, which are priced from Rs. 1,550 to Rs. 5,120 are fast moving off the counters.Messi and his teammates’ menuBeef, chicken, potato, cereals, cheese, cold meat, breads, pasta, grilled meat salads and other vegetables served on the platter.advertisementSpaghetti and fruit juice in breakfast Beef Spaghetti, non-vegetable items and dessert in lunch Most of the ingredients procured from the local market with a select few imported.last_img read more

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Indian under-23 football team wins LG Cup in Vietnam

first_imgNext stop, FIFA: The team in VietnamWhen the Indian football team wins its first trophy in 28 years, there’s got to be some special karma working in its favour. Nonsense, says the team’s new coach, it’s nothing but an old-fashioned dose of “nastiness”.The Indian under-23 team won the LG Cup,Next stop, FIFA: The team in VietnamWhen the Indian football team wins its first trophy in 28 years, there’s got to be some special karma working in its favour. Nonsense, says the team’s new coach, it’s nothing but an old-fashioned dose of “nastiness”.The Indian under-23 team won the LG Cup in Vietnam on August 11, beating Singapore, three-time champion Indonesian club Petrokimia FC and the Vietnamese under-23 and senior squads.In the final, India trailed Vietnam 0-2 before captain Bhaichung Bhutia brought his side back with two goals and sub Abhishek Yadav took the score to 3-2 minutes from extra-time. That’s “nastiness”, Stephen Constantine-style.”We scored three times after 80 minutes to win matches. My boys will not give in without a fight,” said the Englishman.It was the first significant trophy for an Indian team since it shared the Asian Youth Championship with Iran in 1974.What made it better was that every national team in the tournament was ranked higher than the Indians on the FIFA ratings, where India stands at 124.The team earned $16,000 (Rs 7.7 lakh) for its efforts and hopefully a little more respect among its peers in Asia.last_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao asks fans: Who do you think I should fight next?

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Rookie Javee Mocon proves worth with impressive numbers in career night Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Errol Spence, regarded as the top welterweight in the world, is set to defend the IBF title on March 16 while Shawn Porter, Pacquiao’s former sparring partner, will stake his WBC belt on March 9.READ: Jeff Horn claims: I never denied rematch offer vs Manny PacquiaoTerrence Crawford, the former undisputed junior welterweight champion, will go up against Amir Khan for his defense of the WBO World welterweight championship.Even Keith Thurman, who holds the WBA Super World welterweight title, is an unlikely opponent since he’s just coming off a majority decision win over Josesito Lopez on Jan. 26.It may be preposterous, but a rematch with the retired Floyd Mayweather is still probable because of the presence of Al Haymon.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Haymon is Mayweather’s adviser and he’s also Pacquiao’s manager.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao isn’t entertaining Jeff Horn’s continuous prodding for a rematch with the Filipino boxing icon taking to social media to ask the public who he should fight next.“Looking forward to my next fight! Who do you think it should be? #TeamPacquiao,” posted Pacquiao across Instagram and Twitter February.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Horn took to Instagram in an attempt to get Pacquiao’s camp in getting a rematch but the WBA World welterweight champion’s social media post effectively put a stop to the Australian’s insistence as if the Filipino legend channeled his inner Ariana Grande with a cheeky “thank you next.”READ: Jeff Horn lets Manny Pacquiao know he’s ready for a May 2019 boutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPacquiao (61-7-2) also has a logical reason why he should ask who he should fight next since there are no viable contenders for his title and a unification bout in also off the table.A senator in the Philippines, Pacquiao plans to get into a match in May just in time for the Senate’s recess to make way for the 2019 midterm elections but the other champions in the 147-lb division all have fights in or near that month. View commentslast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup: Twitter abuzz with gloomy Argentine fans

first_imgArgentina’s loss to Germany in the FIFA World Cup final on Monday had its effect on social media as well.While overwhelmed Germany supporters celebrated their team’s win, disappointed Argentine fans found solace in the fact that it was able to make it to the finals.Argentina isn’t rioting; cars there are pretending to be tipped over to draw a foul.; Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) July 14, 2014Argentina lost but we still partying. https://t.co/TbX2TI227v; pizza goddess (@rowseeyo) July 14, 2014Cutting these onions and crying like a 13 year old Argentinian boy at the World Cup. Peter Gilroy (@petergilroy) July 14, 2014Marking Argentina’s heartbreaking loss by watching equally grim TV shows.; Edmond Ortiz (@satscribe) July 14, 2014as consolation for their loss, argentina can have an extra hour in the ball pit aneesha (@ane3sha) July 13, 2014The best extra weight we’ve ever carried! pic.twitter.com/qaknvITdGyLufthansa (@lufthansa) July 13, 2014During the final World Cup match, more than 32.1 million tweets were sent out about the game between Germany and Argentina. Nearly 5.6 lakh tweets were sent out per minute as Germany’s Mario Gotze scored the winning goal.Lionel Messi had his own followers tweeting up a storm with nearly 4 lakh tweets when he was awarded the Golden Ball and declared Best player of the tournament.Here is a heat map of how fans reacted on twitter through the match:Mario Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to a few moments of individual skill.It was a goal that gave Germany its fourth World Cup title in its eighth final, and left Argentina star Lionel Messi still walking in the shadow of his compatriot Diego Maradona, who led his country to the 1986 title.advertisementlast_img read more

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Rajya Sabha disrupted over corruption in judiciary

first_imgThe Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Monday as AIADMK members raised the issue of corruption in judiciary.As soon as the upper house met, the AIADMK members were on their feet raising the issue.Chairman M. Hamid Ansari first adjourned the house for 10 minutes and them till noon.An angry chairman said the house was being adjourned because of “some members disrupting the house against the rules”.Press Council of India chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju made serious allegations of corruption in judiciary on Sunday, highlighting the direct appointment of a district judge in Tamil Nadu.Katju wrote in his blog that the judge had “solid support” from an influential politician in Tamil Nadu, adding the judge had once granted bail to the leader.last_img read more

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Memes swamp social media after Duke star cager’s sneaker blowout

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Nike headquarters tonight pic.twitter.com/FgRtvr0JTa— TooTallVol24 (@thecollinsay) February 21, 2019 WATCH: Thirdy Ravena soars high for massive block in Gilas win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me? PLAY LIST 01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Less than a minute into the game, Williamson’s shoe, a Nike PG 2.5, got torn apart, resulting in what Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski called a “mild knee sprain” in a report by ESPN.com.Zion’s shoe: destroyed 😳 pic.twitter.com/LqQ2te0JayFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 21, 2019 Current mood at Adidas and Under Armour Headquarters … #nike pic.twitter.com/W2kMnUBcVn— sean frank (@Seanfrankey) February 21, 2019 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes — Zion’s Sneaker (@ZionSneaker) February 21, 2019Another parody account for Williamson’s shoe tweeted, “How should this legally work? Do I sue Zion for tearing me apart? Do I sue Nike for making me so poorly? Does Zion sue me for hurting him? Do the fans sue me for wasting their ticket money?”How should this legally work?• Do I sue Zion for tearing me apart?• Do I sue Nike for making me so poorly?• Does Zion sue me for hurting him? • Do the fans sue me for wasting their ticket money?— Zion’s Shoe (@ZionWShoes) February 21, 2019 Nike after Zion broke through his sneakers mid game pic.twitter.com/uZrLlZF9so— Jahan (@H00PINATI) February 21, 2019Meanwhile, Nike already released a statement wishing Williamson, a projected top overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, a speedy recovery.“We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue,” the sports giant said.  / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Williamson did not return to the game which ended with top-ranked  Duke losing to North Carolina, 72-88.This prompted an outcry in social media with netizens and some personalities expressing dismay,  while others turned the situation around with comic memes.Someone apparently made a Twitter account for Williamson’s shoe with handle @ZionSneaker.“Guys, I’m really sorry. I let us all down, including my main man Zion Williamson,” a tweet attached with the shoe’s photo read.Guys, I’m really sorry. I let us all down, including my main man Zion Williamson. pic.twitter.com/Coz2xk6Wu3ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines — Memes have stormed social media after Duke University star cager Zion Williamson’s shoe got ripped off during a highly anticipated match against the University of North Carolina (UNC) on Wednesday (Thursday in the Philippines).READ: Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out ADVERTISEMENT Others used GIFs to insert comedy on the incident:Me returning my Nikes tomorrow after seeing Zion’s shoe explode. pic.twitter.com/EnNqjV32Ks— Juan Calderon (@juancalderon) February 21, 2019 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Pacers rally from 19 points down to extinguish Thunder

first_imgIndiana Pacers’ Wesley Matthews (23) and Myles Turner (33) celebrate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder,Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 108-106. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS— Paul George figured to be the feature attraction in his second visit to Indiana since a blockbuster trade two years ago.Domantas Sabonis and Wesley Matthews upstaged the former Pacer on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. George turned the ball over twice, slipped as the Pacers started their final possession and got knocked to the floor on a pick — giving Indiana the one-man advantage that allowed Matthews to free himself for the putback on Bojan Bogdanovic’s errant 16-footer.“At the end of close games, there’s going to be contact,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “In those situations you just have to play through that.”Matthews finished with 16 points and seven rebounds to help Indiana cut its magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one.The Pacers’ second straight win also kept them in third place in the Eastern Conference while the Thunder slipped into a tie for fifth in the West.“Domantas really came in during that second half and established us,” coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought we did a good job, especially late, pressuring their dribble, getting some deflections and really disrupting their rhythm defensively. That is what we have to be about and, really, it came at the right time for us.”TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook has 131 triple-doubles in his career. … Steven Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds. … Oklahoma City went 3-3 during a stretch in which they played five road games. … The Thunder fell to 6-5 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.Pacers: Darren Collison had 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists. … The Pacers committed 16 turnovers. … Bogdanovic scored 23 points and extended his streak of consecutive games in double figures to 24 and his career best single-season total of 20-point games to 28. … Tyreke Evans missed his second straight game for personal reasons. McMillan said he expects Evans to travel with the team later this week.BOO-BIRDSGeorge brushed off the boos by saying he thought his second trip back to Indiana was tamer than his first. SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWithout All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who the underdog Pacers got in the blockbuster deal that sent George to the Thunder in July 2017, Indiana fought its way back over the final 15 minutes behind the other player it acquired in the deal, Sabonis, and Matthews, who the Pacers signed last month as Oladipo’s replacement.It was Indiana’s second-largest comeback this season. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READcenter_img Bayern Munich’s decline laid bare by Liverpool Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting They did it against George, a six-time All-Star who shrugged off resounding boos to score 36 points, and Russell Westbrook, who added his 27th triple-double of the season but missed a 3-pointer from beyond the top of the key as the buzzer sounded.Westbrook finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.George was terrific for the first 47 minutes.He scored 25 points in the first half and completed a three-point play to give the Thunder a 73-54 lead with 7:18 left in the third quarter. He even made the tying 3-pointer with 1:49 left in the game and two free throws to give Oklahoma City a 106-104 lead with 1:13 to go.It was a different story in the final minute.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Pacers fans didn’t just boo, though.At one point, they chanted “Zion hates you,” a reference to the blown out shoe that forced Duke star Zion Williamson to miss a few games. At another, they serenaded George with “We don’t miss you.”George took it in stride.“I actually think things seem more normal now,” he said. “I feel like things have died down.”UP NEXTThunder: Hosts the Western Conference-leading Warriors on Saturday.Pacers: Begin a crucial four-game road trip at Denver on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and Indiana rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-106. Sabonis added 26 points against this former team.“Man, this team fights. That’s one of the big reasons why I chose to come here,” Matthews said. “We fight, we compete. No lead is too much. We needed a win against a playoff team, and that’s what we’ve got to do going forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more

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Michael Dasmariñas secures world title shot, decisions Kenny Demecillo

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Dasmariñas’ plan was to hit then keep his distance from Demecillo. He slowed down in the later rounds, but somehow mustered enough strength in the last two rounds to keep Demecillo at bay.Demecillo had his moments but Dasmariñas more often that not, got the better of their exchanges.The IBF world title is currently held by undefeated Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) is slated for a title defense against Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue, who is also yet to be beaten with 15 of his 17 wins by knockout, on May 18 in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series.ADVERTISEMENT “I really gave my best in this fight. All my hard work paid off with this win,” said Dasmariñas (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in Filipino after his unanimous decision victory. The judges had scored the bout, 116-112, 115-113, 117-111.The 26-year-old Dasmariñas endured a cut above his right eye midway through the ninth round due to accidental clash of heads and hurdled a game and gritty opponent in Demecillo (14-5-2, 8 KOs).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDasmariñas, the International Boxing Organization champion, used the ring to his advantage and went to work in the early rounds to set the tone.But Demecillo, who was an easy target for Dasmariñas in the first three rounds, kept coming forward. Crunchman Alex Cabagnot left in awe of Mark Nonoy’s clutch heroics Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Up-and-coming Filipino boxer Michael Dasmariñas moved a step closer in his bid to become a major boxing world champion Saturday night.Dasmariñas topped compatriot Kenny Demecillo on points in a slugfest to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF bantamweight title in the main event of Rising Stars at Resorts World Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Bone biopsy

first_imgA bone biopsy is performed by making a small incision into the skin. A biopsy needle retrieves a sample of bone and it is sent for examination. The most common reasons for bone lesion biopsy are to distinguish between benign and malignant bone tumors, and to identify other bone abnormalities. Bone biopsy may also be performed to determine the cause of bone pain and tenderness.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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