first_imgPH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending 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 Almodiel, a 20-year-old transferee from Southwestern University in Cebu, vowed to strike back strong.“I felt the pressure. I hope to bounce back,” said Almodiel.In the juniors’ division, defending champion Perpetual Help and Letran start their own best-of-three duel at 11 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentscenter_img GA tackles crucial POC issues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Arellano University eyes a double celebration as its men’s and women’s teams try to finish off their respective foes in the 93rd NCAA volleyball tournament on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.“We can’t afford to give them a chance to beat us,” said coach Obet Javier as his Lady Chiefs gun for a second straight women’s title and third overall.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Chiefs shoot for a finals sweep after turning back the San Beda Lady Red Spikers, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, in Game 1.Regine Anne Arocha and Jovielyn Grace Prado are expected to star anew in the 4 p.m. showdown after the duo led three other players who finished in double-figures.In men’s action, the Chiefs also stunned the fancied Perpetual Help Altas, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, to gain the upper hand in their best-of-three duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ll just try to help the team win a championship,” said Christian dela Paz, who delivered 24 points in the opener.The 20-year-old Dela Paz outshone Perpetual Help’s Joebert Almodiel, the newly awarded rookie MVP and Best Outside Spiker, who was held to eight hits in his first finals appearance in the NCAA.last_img

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first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 23 (PTI) Concerned about the rise in doping violations, chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today suggested setting up of a 24×7 medical helpline to ensure that sportspersons dont use over-the- counter drugs. The former All England champion came up with the suggestion during the sixth meeting of the All India Council of Sports (AICS) chaired by Vijay Kumar Malhotra. “Shri Gopichand mentioned that most of the sportspersons take off the counter medicines like Corex and get caught in dope. In the recent case of women athlete also, it is doubted that she took medicine for stomach upset and got caught in dope,” the AICS said in a statement. “Shri Gopichand suggested that NADA should create a 24×7 helpline so as to enable sportspersons to seek advice before taking any medicine.” Sprint queen P T Usha pointed out that only two dope collecting officials are deployed for a large numbers of sportspersons “During this time, there are chances of inter-changing the dope samples.” Sports Authority of Indias director general Injeti Srinivas said it would be better if each federation appoints an expert director for each discipline, one who should be available to give advice to their respective sportspersons. The SAI DG also mentioned that as a precautionary measure, the dope collecting officers are regularly changed to avoid any vested interested. Malhotra expressed his anguish over the rampant cases of dope and the recent media coverage “tarnishing the image of not only sports but also the image of the country”. PTI AH PM PMadvertisementlast_img

first_imgBy Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI) The defence of four Super Series titles this season is not bothering Kidambi Srikanth as the ace shuttler is focussed on staying injury-free and winning a gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games. “The biggest challenge for me these days is to maintain my fitness. I actually have issues with both my ankles. After the Olympics I had issues with my right ankle but last year I hurt my left ankle at the Nationals. So I have to be more careful before I plan my tournaments. So staying away from injury, that is what I am trying to do,” Srikanth told PTI. “Going forward there are 4-5 tournaments which are important this year, so the idea is to play at my 100 percent in all of them, without getting injured,” added the 25-year-old, who clinched the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Srikanth was in sensational form last season when he clinched four super series titles— French Open, Denmark Open, Australian Open and Indonesian Open. “I am not worried about matching last year’s performances because for me this year there are very few tournaments which I am actually thinking to do well,” he said. “In January, I set myself a couple of goals. One of them was the medal at the Commonwealth Games, and the next goal is to win a medal at Asian Games, because these two tournaments are really big and you don’t get to play every year. So Asian Games is what I am really focused on.advertisement “There are of course some other tournaments which are important like the World Championship, though you have it every year but being a world champion is a different thing. So there are many events which are big and for me the target is to be just my best for these events.” Srikanth said he can’t afford to wait for another four years for an Asian Games medal as no one knows if he will be able to make it to the Indian team again given the talent in the country. “No one can predict if I will qualify for the next Asian Games or not because the sport in our country has grown so much and the level of other players, I mean they are playing at the highest level so no one can predict who would qualify next, so Asian games is the target for me,” he said. “But all other Super Series, of course, I do want to win, but they happen every year, so even if I lose in the semifinals, I know there will again be a Super 1000 or Super 750 tournament in a week or a month. So now I am going for Malaysia but my focus is to stay fit for Asian Games because if I miss out now then I will have to wait for another four years.”Talking about his schedule, Srikanth said: “I am playing three successive tournaments Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and then I will skip the Singapore Open.” “I will take a break and play the World Championship and then again train and play at the Asian Games. Until the end of August, these are the five tournaments that I will be playing and I am not thinking much ahead.”Srikanth became the world no 1 in April during the Commonwealth Games and he said the achievement has relaxed his mind and chasing the numero uno status again is no more his priority. “For a couple of months, I was almost there being world no 2, I was few 100 points less so it was always there in my mind that I missed out of being world no 1, so to actually achieve that feat had relaxed me a lot. Now I’m not worried about anything,” said Srikanth, currently ranked 4. “Being world no 1 again is not the priority now and I think more about winning the tournament, I don’t go into a tournament to get those few points and become no 1 again, so it is about winning tournaments consistently,”Srikanth was criticised for skipping the prestigious Thomas Cup and the Indian said he was forced to take the decision to give rest to his body after a gruelling Commonwealth Games.”It was a tough decision to skip Thomas Cup. It’s my doctor who wanted to give my ankles rest to recover because I had a hectic commonwealth Games. I played about 11-12 matches in 10-11 days and I didn’t get any rest during the whole tournament. Not all the matches were difficult but you still had to prepare the same for every match,” he said.advertisement “You also have to think about your body, you can’t really keep pushing yourself blindly and sit out for a year. It happened to me when after the Olympics I had to sit out for three months. That was actually of no use to sit out for such long time so I thought I had to give my body the time to recover so that I am in good shape for the Asian Games and the World Championship.” PTI ATK ATATlast_img

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