Out of the Box

first_imgAlan WilkinsTHE BIG LEAGUEAustralia are taking Shane Watson very seriously. He has got John Gloster, the former Team India physiotherapist, to fly in from Mumbai, where he lives, to Colombo for personal attention. Watson’s all-round attributes are key to Australia’s success in the World Cup. Gloster, who earlier used to manage the physical well-being of none other than Sachin Tendulkar, will soon be saying, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”BAT FOR BALLAustralia are keeping their cards close to their chest with regard to a replacement for the injured fast-bowler Doug Bollinger who has flown home. There’s a good chance that his place will be filled by Michael Hussey, who was disappointed on being left out of the squad that was selected for the World Cup. Will the bowler’s loss be the left-handed batsman’s gain?Jagmohan Dalmiya, who once ruled world cricket, is now a virtual nobody. He is still sulking because the ICC gave the unprepared Eden Gardens a miss. Last heard, he called the ICC big guns a bunch of liars.FEAR FACTORWhy is West Indian cricketer Marlon Samuels turning down an offer to play for the national team in the World Cup? The cricketer says he wants to mature before taking on such a huge responsibility. But there are others who smell a rat. A Jamaican daily has said Samuels has opted out because there were chances that he could be questioned by Indian investigators for sharing match details with bookies. For the record, Samuel was banned for two years, starting May 2006, by the West Indies board for relations with bookies.advertisementBOMB IN A BOXGeoffrey Boycott is extremely upset with the Indian Capital. He has called the city very inhospitable. Why? First, the cab driver, meant to drop him near the Feroze Shah Kotla ground, took him to Nehru stadium. Boycott, dressed in a suit and his traditional hat, waited for 45 minutes before another taxi driver helped him reach the cricket ground. His second trouble started when policemen refused him entry because he had carried a box of sandwiches. “This box has no bomb,” yelled Boycott, which caused further commotion. Finally, a ddca official rushed to his rescue.The writer is an ESPN Star Sports commentator for the World Cup 2011.last_img read more

Top 10 finishers in 1st PH OCR Open earn national team pool slots

first_imgCLARK—The top ten finishers of the first Philippine OCR National Open last Sunday have earned their spots in the national training pool for Obstacle Course Racing, which is making its debut in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Jeffrey Reginio topped the men’s Elite category, finishing the 10-kilometer course composed of 25 obstacles at Clark Global City here in just 50 minutes and 34 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Clippers send Suns to 9th straight loss with OT win Fans are in a frenzy as Netflix reveals that Henry Cavill is coming to Manila Comelec disputes PCIJ report on voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town View comments Manolito Divina came in at second place, crossing the finish line just two minutes behind Reginio while Nathaniel Sanchez (53:38), Racky Madorable (54:52) and Gab Rosario (56:40) rounded out the top five in the men’s division.In the women’s side, Sarah Lim Narvaza conquered the Conquer Challenge race—which was also participated by other OCR enthusiasts and beginners—in one hour, 14 minutes and 52 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefCrystal Umala trailed Narvaza by less than a minute, coming in at 1:15:25. Glorien Merisco finished at 1:17:09The athletes will be part of the national training pool from which the athletes who will compete in the regional meet, hosted by the Philippines in December, this year will be chosen. LATEST STORIES Trending 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 MOST READ Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Duterte urged to order review of all power deals with generation firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 3 IS-linked gunmen slain in Maguindanao offensives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more