Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal Championship after surviving a tough challenge from Braun Strowman at WWE No Mercy. Photo by WWE.comCall him the conqueror among men.Brock Lesnar escaped his toughest test yet, beating Braun Strowman to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship at WWE No Mercy Monday (Manila time) in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In other matches, Alexa Bliss edged four other competitors to keep her Raw Women’s Championship in their fatal-5-way match.The Goddess of WWE sent Bayley to Emma in the apron before nailing her with the DDT to win the match, much to the chagrin of fellow foes Sasha Banks and Nia Jax.Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins also retained their Raw Tag Team Championships, fending off Sheamus and Cesaro in a highly physical match.The Miz successfully defended his WWE Intercontinental Championship, beating Jason Jordan with the Skull Crushing Finale thanks to the help of his Miztourage.Enzo Amore shocked Neville to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion after he hit the King of the Cruiserweights with a lowblow to score the pinfall.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up The Beast Incarnate survived the early flurry from the Monster Among Men, squeaking in an F5 to keep the title in his clutches.Strowman manhandled Lesnar early and hit three running powerslams before falling short in the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlso, Roman Reigns bested John Cena in a WrestleMania-worthy duel.Trading barbs for the past three weeks, the Big Dog backed up his words as he survived four Attitude Adjustments before stunning Cena with a Superman punch and Spear combo to secure the three-count. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Finn Balor continued to own the number of Bray Wyatt, defeating him with the Coup de Grace.In the kickoff show, Elias toppled Apollo Crews after nailing him with the Drift Away.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award How to help the Taal evacuees Brazilian with German Olympian’s heart runs race of her life LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments
Chris Borland was a hard-hitting linebacker during his four years at the University of Wisconsin, and his one season with the 49ers. He is no longer a linebacker. But he still packs a wallop.Borland, who retired from football after his rookie season in the NFL, fearing for his cognitive well-being, testified Tuesday before a U.S. House subcommittee, according to the website Deadspin. It is Borland’s contention that football organizations “manipulate the science of brain injuries” (Deadspin’s …
The small war memorial near the burial site of India’s 1971 war hero Albert Ekka has become a place for people, especially those visiting from Jharkhand, to pay tribute to soldiers.On Monday, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sudarshan Bhagat visited the site. On an official tour to Tripura, Mr. Bhagat, who is an MP from Lohardaga in Jharkhand, paid floral tribute and observed a minute of silence.Ekka, who hailed from Jharkhand, was posted with the 14th Battalion of the Brigade of the Guards in Tripura when he was martyred during the Battle of Gangasagar. The regiment, in fact, had many soldiers from Jharkhand while it was stationed in Tripura.Memorial restoredAround six feet high, the memorial at Sripalli, south of Agartala, was restored after Ekka’s wife Balamdeena, her son and other family members paid a visit on January 11 last year. The family, which had refused to accept the urn of the Param Vir Chakra recipient from the Jharkhand government, had asked to visit the burial site instead.
Lawyers from the Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) have expressed concern over the arrest of advocate Surendra Gadling in Nagpur, saying that it was part of a larger pattern wherein lawyers fighting cases of marginalised people were being targeted.Mr. Gadling was arrested from his house early on Wednesday in relation to the violence at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune in January when Dalits congregated to celebrate the British victory over Peshwas with the help of Mahar soldiers.More arrestsHead of the English department at Nagpur University Shoma Sen, Marathi poet Sudhir Dhavale, Rona Wilson of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners and anti-displacement activist Mahesh Raut have also been arrested.Addressing the media here on Thursday, IAPL vice-president Sudha Bharadwaj said Mr. Gadling’s arrest was part of a pattern where “people’s lawyers” were being targeted. Advocates Upendra Nayak of Odisha, Murugan of Tamil Nadu and Satyendra Chaubey of Chhattisgarh too “have been implicated, which is absolutely unacceptable as per the United Nations principles”, a release from the IAPL said.
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate both PSG and City for breaches of financial fair play rules.“Qatar and Abu Dhabi are two countries that have two clubs,” added Bartomeu.“If Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Arsenal buy a player from you, you know (the money) comes from football.“But these two clubs distort the market.”Bartomeu also insisted a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.Barca announced an agreement with the five-time World Player of the Year in July, but Messi himself is yet to put pen to paper amid rumours he is unhappy with the running of the club.Messi’s current deal expires in 2018 meaning he could leave Barca for free next summer.“It is all agreed and signed,” Bartomeu added.“There are three contracts: one with Messi’s foundation, that is signed by the president of the foundation and the player’s brother; a contract with Leo Messi’s image rights, that his father and administrator of his company have signed; and the work contract that Leo’s father has signed.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Bartomeu also criticised Neymar and his father and agent Neymar Sr’s exit strategy.“This president is a joke,” Neymar replied in a comment about the news on social media site Instagram.A vote of no confidence motion has been launched by former Barca presidential candidate Agusti Benedito that could oust Bartomeu if it receives enough support from the club’s members in the coming weeks.Neymar’s departure sparked a shopping spree from Barca, who landed 20-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele for an initial 105 million euro fee from Borussia Dortmund and Paulinho for 40 million from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.However, Barca missed out on a host of other targets, including Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, blaming the rampant inflation in the transfer market caused by PSG and Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Williams edges Kvitova for 1st US Open semifinal since 2010 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 LATEST STORIES Brazilian forward Neyma. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANONeymar labelled Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a “joke” as the war of wards between Barcelona’s beleaguered board and the Brazilian star continued on Tuesday.In interviews with Catalan newspapers Mundo Deportivo and Sport, Bartomeu claimed Barca would be better off without Neymar this season following his world record 222 million euro ($263.7 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul With Bartomeu’s handling of Barca’s haphazard transfer policy being heavily criticised, he described the loss of Neymar as an “opportunity” for Barca to rebuild their midfield rather than pile resources into a superstar front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“The trident was very good but it had its consequences,” Bartomeu told Sport.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 opening“It is an opportunity to return to the collective football in the middle of the field, which traditionally was Barca’s strength.“It is an opportunity, with a new coach, a new project. We need to stop being pessimistic!” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for admission to its management programmes to July 16, as per a recent statement.”Those who have qualified OPENMAT (MBA entrance exam) held on August 21, 2011 and February 12, 2012, the last date has been extended from May 31 to July 16,” the statement said.”Similarly, the last date for MBA (Banking and Finance) has also been extended upto July 16, 2012,” it added.As per the varsity, no late fee would be charged and the eligibility criteria would remain the same as earlier.”Other prospective students of open and distance learning mode who have missed the deadline of May 31, and are eligible, can also avail the benefit,” it added.The students will have to buy IGNOU’s student handbook and prospectus and apply through the prescribed form.- With inputs from IANS
Josh Smith, the most diverse talent on the Atlanta Hawks’ roster, might not be on it beyond Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.The team’s leading scorer and shot-blocker is due to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He wants a maximum contract extension. The Hawks do not want to pay him a max contract. And so, to prevent him from leaving without receiving any compensation, Atlanta could trade him by 3 p.m. Thursday.Inquiries for Smith’s services are coming in, but as of late Tuesday, no offer made sense to Hawks general manager Danny Ferry.“We’re in a unique situation with the current roster being competitive but also having good cap flexibility going forward,” Ferry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Like most teams, we’re evaluating ourselves and looking at the opportunities that come to us, especially this time of year. If there’s an opportunity that makes sense for us for the long-term interest of the Hawks, we’ll look at it closely.”Smith said to the AJC: “I’ve just been going out and playing basketball and not worrying about anything but that. As long as I’m an Atlanta Hawk, my main concern is getting wins for this team.”The Hawks can offer Smith a maximum five-year contract worth approximately $94 million. The most any other team can offer him is four years at $70 million.Smith is one of eight expiring contracts on the Hawks’ roster. When all is over, they could have as much as $36 million in salary cap space.Other unrestricted free agents include Devin Harris, Zaza Pachulia, Kyle Korver, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro and Anthony Tolliver. Only Al Horford ($12 million), Lou Willliams ($5.225 million) and John Jenkins ($1.258) are guaranteed next season. Jeff Teague and Ivan Johnson are eligible for qualifying offers. The Hawks have team options on DeShawn Stevenson and Mike Scott.“I don’t know,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said about a potential trade. “I have no idea. … I’ve been in situations where there have been potential deals that were right at the cusp and fell apart. I’ve been in situations where there has been a lot of talk and nothing happened. I have been in situations where things have happened. These situations, you never know. You don’t allow it to distract you. You don’t look at the what-ifs, the maybes. You keep taking it a day at a time.”Smith is averaging 24.5 points, 10 rebounds, 6.25 assists, 1.75 blocks and one steal. He is shooting 58.2 percent (39 of 67) from the field, including 10 for 15 from 3-point range.“Only because I’m tired of answering the same questions, ”Smith said when asked if he was anxious for the trade deadline to pass. “Like I’ve said a couple times, I understand it’s a business. This is like my fourth year where my name has been brought up in trade rumors and trade talks. For four years, I’ve had to consistently give the same answers. Other than that, I’m not worried about anything. I think my game speaks to where my mental edge is. I’m not worried about anything but being concerned with what I have to do on the court.”