SEA Games: PH bet Beram makes it two golds

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “There’s no excuse for not running as fast as you can.”Beram’s gold was the country’s 14th after lawn bowls and boxing also brought home honors earlier today.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Could your hands predict your sporting success? What’s in store for your animal sign this year Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Anthony Beram of the Philippines won the men’s 200 meter dash in the Southeast Asian Games Wednesday night. He also won the 400m race the day after. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — Trenten Anthony Beram just became Philippine sports’ newest hero Thursday night.The 21-year-old University of Connecticut math major clocked 46.39 seconds to win the men’s 400-meter gold for his second title in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “It was feeling heavy going to the race, but I gotta do my 100, no 1,000 percent to win,” said Beram after making the rounds wrapped in Philippine flag to the cheers of a packet of Filipino fans inside the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.“I just thank God. I tried my best. I was just so happy I was able to get it done,” he said of the feat which could resuscitate the country’s campaign here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 200m dash champion said he didn’t mind being put in Lane 7.“I doesn’t matter, 400m is all around. The only drawback is I can’t see my toughest opponent,” said Beram whose mother hails from Cebu City. “But it’s a sprint and you gotta run as fast as you can. MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rosie, O’Reilly & Hush Factor

first_imgHush Factor – Think Bill O’Reilly is upset enough with The View’s Rosie O’Donnell? He thinks ABC should limit what she is allowed to say. “Bill believes no one should get away with saying stupid things,” said an anonymous Factor producer. To show how serious he is, Bill will be boycotting his own show until Fox News starts to limit what he is allowed to say. Sh-h-h-h. He’s hunting wittle wittle wabbits – Claiming his lack of a hunting license doesn’t mean he isn’t a rabid hunter, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he regularly hunts smaller varmints. “I don’t know how many caterpillars and mosquitoes I’ve nailed over the years,” said the safari-capped Romney as he shot his chewin’ tobaccy into a spittoon. Just leave a wee bit earlier – The second day of the Dodgers’ new parking lot system worked out far better than the first. “Many of the fans were able to get out of Tuesday night’s game far faster,” said team owner Frank McCourt. “Unfortunately, those fans were still left over from Monday.” We can now all move on – Final DNA tests have proved once and for all that the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby is Larry Birkhead, not Smith’s lawyer, Howard Stern. But Stern says the setback won’t stop him from moving ahead. “I plan to put in my claim on any number of other millionaire-to-be infants,” said the ever-slimy attorney. Paper or plastic – Los Angeles is now considering whether to ban plastic bags in markets. Here’s one vote for paper; they don’t collapse and spill the groceries all over the trunk, and the handles don’t cut off your fingers when carrying too many at once … and best of all … they make great toys for the kiddies that will rarely suffocate them. Proof … poof – Charges were dropped in the yearlong Duke lacrosse rape case due to a lack of evidence that a crime had been committed. Prosecutors were dismayed but vowed to keep on looking for something that won’t make them appear to be complete incompetents. “If we can’t come up with something ourselves, we’ve asked O.J. to stop his search for Nicole’s killer long enough to find something else to ruin the lives of these players with.” Sanjaya not kicked off “Idol’ update – In an attempt to show that nothing he would do would get him voted off the show, for his latest song Sanjaya Malakar chose to recite President Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech while tossing fish heads at Simon Cowell. It wasn’t even close. Next week: Sanjaya burps Mozart. No wonder they’re fighting – In what might be a breakthrough in the Iraqi insurgency, representatives for the Sunnis and Shiites admitted that they don’t know which is which. “We first thought the Sunnis were the really religious ones,” said a Shiite leader, “then someone said it was the other way around. Now, we’re really not sure at all.” Question of the week – The 15 British sailors and marines who were released from Iran said the admissions of Britain’s guilt while under Iranian capture were coerced and untrue. And we need to weaken the Geneva Conventions torture guidelines because …? Thanks for the good words – Author Kurt Vonnegut, he of “Slaughterhouse-Five,” passes at 84. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! (Note: I would like to give a shout out to all those who decided to speak this past week. Without them, today’s column could not have been written.) Hush Express – John McCain was chastised for saying that walking through a Baghdad market was just as safe as walking through an Indiana marketplace. “Have you ever been to an Indiana market?” said the former Straight-Talk Expresser. “If you don’t bring at least a hundred soldiers and a couple Black Hawk helicopters with you when you shop in Terre Haute, you’re crazy.” McClain said last week’s bombing of the Iraqi parliament dinina hall that killed three lawmakers proved his point. “If they would’ve stuck to shopping at that market guarded by a hundred soldiers, instead of making laws, they’d be alive today.” Hush #1 – After being fired from MSNBC and CBS radio, to ensure against potential lapses in judgment, Don Imus has pledged that he would do any future radio shows without speaking. “We considered limiting him to only mime and sign language,” said a skittish Imus representative, “but he is so used to moving his mouth, we didn’t feel it would be enough. So Don has agreed to the rarely-performed `mouth removal,’ which will not only keep him from actually saying anything stupid, but will keep other shows from replaying Don’s remarks.” After the operation Imus refused comment. “See, it’s working,” added the representative. last_img

Difficult to be a cricketer in Hong Kong, Chris Carter quits sport to become pilot

first_imgHong Kong wicket-keeper Chris Carter has announced his retirement from international cricket in order to pursue a career as a pilot.21-year-old Carter was last seen in action for Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates, where he scored 5 runs from two outings.Carter has decided to move to Australia, where he grew up, in order to attend flight school.”I already put my studies on hold before but I think it’s time to do what I’ve always wanted to do, and that is to become a pilot,” Carter, who was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Perth, told South China Morning Post.”It is difficult to be a cricketer in Hong Kong given the lack of funding. People within CHK (Cricket Hong Kong) work so hard to try and allow us to play on a full-time basis.”The likes of Mark Wright and Simon Cook really do their best, but they are not supported well enough by the government or the ICC,” Carter added.Carter made his debut for Hong Kong in 2015 and played 11 one-day internationals for the team scoring 114 runs with a highest score of 43. He also featured in 10 T20Is and five first-class matches.Carter played his final game against India in their Asia Cup opener on September 18 in which he scored 3 runs as Hong Kong came agonisingly close to causing a major upset in this edition of the tournament.India had posted 285 for 7 on the board batting first and managed to stop Hong Kong just 26 runs short of the target thanks to their outstanding opening stand of 174 runs between Nizakat Khan (92) and captain Anshuman Rath (73). India went on the lift their 7th Asia Cup title after beating Bangladesh in the final last Friday.advertisementHong Kong’s first loss against Pakistan meant that they crashed out of the competition in the group stage following the defeat against India.Carter left for Adelaide where he will train for 55 weeks in his hopes of becoming a second officer with Cathay Pacific.”It is difficult for other members of the Hong Kong team, some of them who do not really have qualifications,” he said.Carter however, plans to return to Hong Kong in the future and make himself available for senior selection but his work would take priority.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood get married

first_imgLos Angeles: “Supergirl” co-stars Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood have tied the knot. The couple got married at an intimate wedding ceremony on Sunday in Ojai, California. “It was a beautiful setting for a wedding, very peaceful and quiet. The vows were brief and lasted about 15 minutes. There was lots of cheering and applause as it ended,” a source told E! News. The couple said ‘I do’ six months after they announced their engagement on Instagram. Benoist met Wood on the set of the CW series in which she plays the titular hero, and he joined the cast as her on-screen love interest Mon-El in 2016. She was previously married to “Glee” co-star Blake Jenner.last_img