NLEX, Blackwater unveil new faces in clash

first_imgSmash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck PLAY LIST 01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck00:50Trending Articles02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 401:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games NLEX, which bounced back from its first loss in style last week, tries to get another winning streak going and put its retooled roster to the test yet again when the Road Warriors clash with Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Change of heart on the SEAG SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Game time is 7 p.m. with the Road Warriors hoping to inch closer to the first quarterfinal slot even as Phoenix Petroleum tries to stop the bleeding when it battles Meralco in the 4:15 p.m. game.Cyrus Baguio plays his first game reunited with old mentor Yeng Guiao at NLEX.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlackwater, meanwhile, will not be easy pickings as the Elite got a much needed shot in the arm the last time up when Henry Walker arrived and led them to their first win.The Bolts, meanwhile, try to regroup after being dealt a first loss by the Road Warriors. View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years agolast_img read more

Azkals resume Asian Cup bid

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Great push for Philippine boxing Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president With Tajikistan hosting Nepal in Dushanbe in the other Group F encounter, the Azkals are hard-pressed to gain maximum points against the Yemenis, who held the Filipinos to a 2-2 draw in Bacolod last Sept. 5.Strife-torn Yemen, two points behind the Philippines, plays its home matches in Doha due to security concerns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If we tie, we still have two chances to qualify,” said Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines tries to inch closer to an AFC Asian Cup berth when it clashes with Yemen on Tuesday in Qatar.Currently on top of Group F with seven points, the Azkals are gunning for their third victory in the qualifying round that will give them the inside track in the race for the two Asian Cup spots at stake in the group.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Ancajas eager to prove himself in US bout

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoAt this stage, Jerwin Ancajas is supposed to be tapering down for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas.But since arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday (Friday in Manila), Ancajas has been very active, as always.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Team Ancajas will leave for Houston on Sunday, taking the connecting flight to Corpus Christi on the same day. MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA PLAY LIST 02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance01:29Police 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 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The Las Vegas-based Arum went to Los Angeles Friday to give Ancajas a quick tour of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, where Manny Pacquiao earned his US spurs, in Hollywood.Arum brought the media along and Ancajas was overwhelmed by the gesture.Jimenez told the Inquirer that Ancajas did not suffer from jet lag so they can have good training sessions to go over their fight plans for Gonzalez.As in his three successful title defenses, Ancajas is in no hurry to stop the Mexican.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will study Gonzalez first and will likely make his move by the third round.ADVERTISEMENT He and trainer Joven Jimenez, along with fellow Panabo City pride Mark Anthony Barriga, a 2012 London Olympian and unbeaten mini flyweight (8-0), have been running in the morning and putting in gym work twice a day.Ancajas, 28-1-1 with 19 knockouts, wants to be sure he’s in optimum form when he makes a fourth defense of the crown he wrested from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 26-year-old southpaw intends to use the fight, to be covered by ESPN, against Gonzales (21-1, 8 knockouts), as a showcase of his immense skills.Ancajas also wants to prove to his new promoter, Bob Arum, that he is worthy of the two-year, six-fight contract he inked with Top Rank. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

D-League: Ebondo shines as CEU stings Zark’s Burgers

first_imgThat huge defensive stand gave CEU a 59-44 lead after three quarters as it ran away with the win.The Congolese big man delivered a monstrous 23-point, 21-rebound, and two-block performance to tow CEU to an even 2-2 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re slowly adjusting, but we still have lots of lapses,” said coach Yong Garcia. “We’re just trying our best to focus and improve every game. And it’s credit to the boys that they really focused on today’s game.”Christian Uri flirted with a double-double with his 11 markers and nine boards, while JK Casiño handed out 10 points, three assists, and two rebounds in the CEU win. Quarters: 27-22, 41-36, 59-44, 78-62.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Jawbreakers could not sustain their winning ways after coach Jade Padrigao finally scored his breakthrough 109-91 victory against AMA Online Education last Monday.Clark Bautista topped Zark’s Burgers (1-4) with 16 points on a 4-of-6 shooting from threes, on top of four assists, while Robby Celiz got 10 markers and four dimes in the loss.The Scores:CEU 78 – Ebondo 23, Uri 11, Casiño 10, Wamar 9, Manlangit 6, Arim 4, Guinitaran 4, Jeruta 4, Cruz 3, Saber 2, Galinato 2, Intic 0, Aquino 0.ZARK’S BURGERS 62 – Bautista 16, Celiz 10, Mangahas 9, Nalos 7, Cudal 7, De Leon 6, Argamino 3, Sheriff 2, Cayabyab 2, Ferrer 0, Juruena 0.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCentro Escolar University tightened its grip on Zark’s Burgers in the second half to take home the 78-62 victory Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Rod Ebondo carried the load in the first half for the Scorpions, before they locked down on defense and limited the Jawbreakers to just eight markers in the third frame.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’?center_img WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Six schools to host NCAA on Tour 1st round View comments MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 Gameslast_img read more

Lassiter gets back at TNT 5 years after his first Finals loss

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn Sunday, Marcio Lassiter finally exorcised the demons of his first Finals defeat in the PBA.The sharp-shooter was just a spunky upstart in the league when he emerged as one of the key contributors in Powerade’s Cinderella run back in the 2012 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Obiena bags pole vault bronze Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infectioncenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next However, that didn’t come with a happy ending as Talk ’N Text beat them in five games to claim the championship.Lassiter had to watch the Tropang Texters revel and he kept that image in his memory as he hoped one day to be on the other side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I always had that on my mind,” said Lassiter.He finally got his revenge as San Miguel finished TNT in six games for his fifth professional title. MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lassiter went 5-of-13 from three for his best game in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals in the 115-91 Game 6 closer of TNT.“It definitely came at a great time,” the 30-year-old sniper said. “I told myself it’s only a matter of time. I had some bad shooting performances but I knew that won’t make it who I am. I’m a shooter so I kept on shooting, just want to stay true to the work I put on the gym. I worked so hard to be in this position. I just need to trust my teammates and trust my shots.”Lassiter, though, clarified that redemption is just a small part in his motivation heading into the Finals, noting that firsty priority will always be the team.And he believes the biggest reason why the Beermen are reaping is because of their camaraderie like no other.“We’re a family. We’re so close to each other, we look after each other, and we win or lose with one another,” he said. “We built this camaraderie, we fight for each other and we sacrifice. We understood years before we got into this position that we can’t do it ourselves and we soul-searched way back, but at this point, it’s all about being together, sharing and chemistry, teamwork, believing each other.”ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Konglast_img read more

Unbeaten Pirates go for No. 4; Lions, Knights collide

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It will really be a tough matchup,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “Letran is a physical team, that’s their brand of game. We will just have to be ready for the physicality and hopefully the referees will call it right.”Following the 62-65 loss to Jose Rizal U on Friday, Letran coach Jeff Napa shifted his focus to their game with the Lions.“We’re going all out,” said Napa. “We’ll not allow them to just beat us. We will bounce back strong and execute.”Fernandez, whose team’s lone loss came against Lyceum, said starting strong would be the key against the Knights.“We started really flat against EAC and St. Benilde,” said Fernandez. “We will address that because we’re facing a formidable team in Letran.” —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT Lyceum, a team that is turning heads for its heady play and the mentality instilled by its coach, shoots for a fourth straight victory, while San Beda rekindles its rivalry with Letran on Wednesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates tangle with the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 2 p.m. before the Red Lions and the Knights collide in their first meeting of the season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mapua and Emilio Aguinaldo College hope to get back on track when they square off in the noontime tip-off.Hailed for putting emphasis on his players’ academics, coach Topex Robinson hopes the Pirates’ early success “will inspire others and give them hope.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Winning is the result of our vision, and we want to make sure we inspire others,” said Robinson.San Beda and Letran ruled the last two seasons of the league, but the Knights are the underdogs heading into the clash as the Red Lions kept their seasoned and talented core from last season. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia too much for Perlas Pilipinas Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress 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’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.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 openingHadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

On the move

first_imgPatel on his Yamaha at his race courseThe great outdoors has been in for a while with global warming. It promises adventure and innovation, to go where others have gone before, but take your own route. Take motocross ace, Vadodara’s pride, the 19-year-old Veer Patel. He just started his own,Patel on his Yamaha at his race courseThe great outdoors has been in for a while with global warming. It promises adventure and innovation, to go where others have gone before, but take your own route. Take motocross ace, Vadodara’s pride, the 19-year-old Veer Patel. He just started his own team Team Lilleria Racing. It’s the second private team in the Supercross circuit. He is the first and the youngest privateer in 20 years to win a National Motocross and Supercross championship in India against professional teams like Yamaha and Honda. Patel began motocross and supercross racing (all-terrain motorcycle racing) in 2006. With time, his speed and number of wins increased, and Patel was picked up by TVS racing in 2008. “I won the title in 2009, my rookie year,” says Patel.Patel has a number of challenges lined up, including the Asian Motocross Championship and other International Motocross races. “Mine is the second private team in the Supercross circuit.” Patel also has his own professional race tracks.But in this story, there are many wheels within wheels. Doctors are are meant to practise what they preach-fitness. Three medicos-surgeon Dr Harsh Shah, physical research laboratory scientist Bhas Bapat and entrepreneur Gaurav Shah, who owns the Crossword bookstores in Ahmedabad-used to cycle regularly on the Gujarat University grounds and other parts of Ahmedabad as well. What began as a hobby ended in the docs taking up cycling as an endurance sport and going on expeditions to various mountain ranges.Members of the ABC during a cycling tripDuring a 900km tour in the Nilgiris in January 2010, they met members of bicycling clubs from other cities like Bangalore. “This inspired us to get together with fellow fitness and bicycle enthusiasts to start the Ahmedabad Bicycling Club (ABC),” recalls Dr Harsh Shah. They invited friends and family to join in a weekly ride called the Sunday Revolution. On Sundays, around 40 to 50 members complete a 40 to 50 km circuit in and around the city. Ergo, the Ahmedabad Bicycling Club was born. The agenda includes bicycle touring, Sunday morning club rides, regular meetings, social events and promoting bicycling as a non-impact exercise, endurance sport and a way to travel to places while enjoying natural beauty en route.”The Sunday rides led to “Team up Tuesday” during which they ride in a group, encouraging the slowcoaches to revv up while teaching the fast cyclists the gift of patience, and also “Freaky Friday” where members go as fast as possible. Forthcoming programs include a weekend trip to Mt Abu and an eight day 1000km Tour of Gujarat.advertisementTwo 16-year old girls of Calorx International School, Aastha Kankariya and Komal Agrawal, needed additional green credits for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The idea of a sponsored Walkathon was the result, and the purpose was to create awareness for a greener and cleaner Ahmedabad. A walkathon event”We proposed to raise donations for garbage cans in the city,” says Kankaria. Putting the Walkathon together wasn’t easy. The girls approached the police and secured permissions for a 3.30 km walking route. They got support from Delhi Public School students and teachers, many of whom also volunteered for the Walkathon. “Soon we had a team in place for promoting the event,” says Kankaria.After much dogged effort, the teenagers got sponsorship from The Grand Bhagwati (TGB). Money from the pharma company Rose Labs Pvt. Ltd. and JBR Constructions followed with AMUL providing refreshments. “As my father, Virendra, is an equestrian enthusiast he suggested bringing together riders with their horses to follow the walkers and attract attention,” says Kankaria. “This led to a novel idea of inviting participants to bring along their pets as well.”More than 350 walkers pledged to take up environmental issues. Inspired by the success, the girls now propose to have regular Walkathons for different causes. For those who want to take a walk, email them on aastha.kankariya@yahoo.in. Action listVeer Patel To know more about Motocross Racing contact Veer Patel at veerpatel9@hotmail.comAhmedabad bicycling club (ABC)For adult members: Enrolment fee of Rs 1000 and annual fee of Rs 500For children below 18: Rs 500 enrolment and Rs 250 annual feeFor membership email info@abcl.org.inWalkathon clubFor those who want to volunteer or join the events, their email id is aastha.kankariya@yahoo.inlast_img read more

CWG: Shooter Harpreet, archer Deepika bag 2 more golds for India

first_imgIndia’s Vijay Kumar and Harpreet Singh pose with their gold medal after winning the men’s pairs 25m centrefire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at Dr K Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi on October 9.Teenage archer Deepika Kumari announced her arrival at the world stage by upsetting an Olympic bronze medallist to win the recurve gold while pistol shooter Harpreet Singh added another to help India leap past England into the second spot at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.The 17-year-old Ranchi-born Deepika, daughter of an autorickshaw owner, stunned 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medallist Alison James Williamson 6-0, showing amazing precision and steady nerves in windy conditions to win her second gold of the Games.The Indian girl, the reigning world cadet champion, has already captured the team title with senior archer Dola Banerjee, who won the bronze on Sunday, and Bombayala Devi Laishram.Incidentally Dola lost 2-6 to her English rival in the semis while Deepika outclassed Malaysia’s Anbarasi Subramaniam to reach the final. Later Dola beat Anbarasi 6-2 in the bronze play-off.Harpreet Singh clinched the gold in the individual men’s 25m centre fire pistol as the hosts leapfrogged England and occupied the second spot in the medals table that they had relinquished on Saturday late night.With these two gold medals India’s tally stood at 26, just four short of their record tally at Manchester in 2002, and gave them an overall medal haul of 26-17-19.It also helped the host nation open up a two-gold lead over England and a second spot in the table below Australia, who had a tally of 56 gold, with more in the offing later in the day.advertisementEngland – who stood second because of their larger number of silverware – had 24-43-29 to their credit last night while Australia were far ahead of the rest last evening with a seemingly unreachable 55-30-31.Harpreet fetched his gold by winning the men’s 25m central fire pistol individual event.India’s first and only World wrestling champion Sushil Kumar commenced his bid to add the Commonwealth Games gold to his impressive list of career titles in impressive style by reaching the 66kg freestyle gold medal bout without conceding a point.Kumar breezed through his first two matches before entering the final by pinning down his opponent Famara Jarjou of Gambia in just 9 seconds. This is the quickest time taken by a wrestler to beat his opponent at the Delhi Games.Apart from Sushil, Anil Kumar (55kg), Anuj Kumar (84kg) and Joginder Kumar (120kg) are also in action on Sunday.India’s Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh make it to the final of the men’s traps singles event, with scores of 123 and 121 respectively.last_img read more