Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLEumir Marcial pounded Thai Pathomsak Kuttiya for his second straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, this time in the middleweight division in the Kuala Lumpur Games Thursday.Now fighting as a middleweight, Marcial was also the top boxer in the welterweight division in the 2015 Singapore Games.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ John Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLLight heavyweight John Marvin also triumphed for the Philippines earning a stoppage victory to win the gold against Malaysian Adli Hapidz Bin Mohd Fauzi.The ring official stopped the action just 21 seconds into the fight with Marvin dominating the hometown bet on all angles.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 openingMario Fernandez, meanwhile, settled for the silver in the bantamweight division after Chatchai Butdee of Indonesia bagged the gold.  Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul UFC: Rival Cormier responds to Jones’ failed drug test View commentslast_img read more

T20 World Cup 2012: India vs South Africa today

first_imgBy the time India and South Africa head out on to the turf at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday, they will know exactly where they stand with regards to qualifying for the semi-finals.A Pakistan victory over Australia in the first game of the day will make sure that the AB de Villiers-led team is knocked out, leaving them to play spoilers for India. The Men in Blue will then have to win by a big enough margin to get past their arch-rivals on the net run rate.Click here to see entire coverage of World T20 On the other hand, if the Aussies extend their unbeaten streak in the World Twenty20, it’ll be all to play for. A victory for MS Dhoni’s men will mean they can progress without any NRR considerations; conversely, the Proteas, who have lost both their Super Eights games, could also make it through if they win convincingly.India have so far alternated below-average performances with the sublime, and will be hoping to arrest the trend. The dry and slow track here will suit the Indians’ game much more than South Africans’, especially in the bowling department.South Africa need to win against India to have any chance of making it to the semi-finalsTheir main pacers, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, are two of the best in the world in any format. But not only are the batsmen used to facing them in the Indian Premier League, their extra pace could actually work against South Africa, as shown by Pakistani tailender Umar Gul’s rapid 32 in their first Super Eights game.advertisementTheir batting, too, is looking short on confidence, having struggled to 133 and 146 in their two games. The key to restricting them has been the deployment of extra spinners like Pakistan’s Raza Hasan and Australia’s Xavier Doherty.For India, the resounding victory over Pakistan on Sunday has made life much easier than it was after the demoralising defeat to Australia last week.After a fast start, the crucial passage of play was the introduction of Lakshmipathy Balaji’s medium pace, which got rid of Shahid Afridi, and spinners R Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh followed up well.Virender Sehwag showed enough class in his 29 on Sunday to merit a retention in the XI, so Dhoni is likely to go into the game with his tried-and-tested seven batsmen and four bowlers combination, with the only question being whether he wants to include off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to trouble the Proteas batsmen, in place of one of the seamers.In that case, the big call will be whether to drop the all-round skills of Irfan Pathan, the attack leader in Zaheer Khan, or the inform Balaji. The stage is set for a match that will more likely than not decide who joins the Aussies in the next round. Now it is up to the stars on either side to stand up and be counted.India vs South Africa, Live from Colombo, on STAR Cricket from 7:30 pmlast_img read more