Pregnant woman’s weird request to Beckham

first_imgFormer Spice girl Victoria Beckham was reportedly left stunned when a pregnant woman asked her footballer husband David to rub her stomach in a bid to encourage her unborn child to develop athletics skills.The 35-year-old soccer ace was asked by a mystery lady if he would mind performing the unusual act when the pair were in an elevator together at a New York hotel, reported the National Enquirer.”This woman boarded the elevator, saw David, got all delirious and then – acting like Victoria wasn’t even there – leaned over and said, ‘I’m pregnant… Could you rub my stomach so that maybe my unborn child will become a famous athlete like you?’,” said a source.”Before her man could answer, Victoria snapped, ‘You have got to be kidding! Do you know how many times women like you try that line? And look at you – I doubt you’re even pregnant,” the source added.The woman didn’t get her wish as the couple left the lift without her request being granted.Victoria, is currently believed to be trying to put on weight in an effort to get pregnant with a fourth child for her and David, with who she already has Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, seven and Cruz, five.last_img read more

Ghana beat valiant USA to set QF date with Uruguay

first_imgUruguay and Ghana have progressed to the quarterfinals at the FIFA World Cup 2010.With two goals from Luis Alberto Surez, two-time champions Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 in the first Round of 16 game in Port Elizabeth.Later today in Rustenburg, Ghana warded off the hard-fighting USA 2-1 in extra-time.Asamoah Gyan struck the winning goal for Ghana in the 93rd minute after the game went into extra-time with the score tied 1-1.  Ghana took the lead in the fifth minute with a goal from Kevin Prince.Landon Donovan took a penalty kick in the 62nd minute to equalise for USA.Earlier, Uruguay’s  struck twice in the eigth and the 80th minute. Korea had equalised in between with Chungyong’s goal in the 68th.Uruguay would meet Ghana in the second quarterfinal.Uruguay had last won the World Cup in 1950 and their best finish since then has been fourth place in 1970.Uruguay are unbeaten in the tournament with two wins over South Africa and Mexico after a goalless draw with France.last_img read more

IPL created harmony among foreign players: Jayawardene

first_imgInternational cricketers share much better relations due to the Indian Premier League as the Twenty20 event has given them an opportunity to know each other, feels Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene.”It has opened doors for harmony among the players. In the IPL, you get to know other foreign players better. we have created better relations as a result of that,” he said.Jayawardene said the concept of the IPL and the various Twenty20 leagues across the globe has a lot of potential.”We have seen that in the IPL, we have seen that in the English counties, we have seen that in the Big Bash, that’s the way forward for Twenty20 cricket,” he said in a function to announce an Indian sponsor for the Sri Lankan team ‘Wayamba XI’, which will participate in the Champions League Twenty20 next month.”I think that will evolve quite a bit, just having the Twenty20 World Cup for the national teams, and then the 50-over cricket and Test matches will take a different path.”When the IPL came for the first time, everyone was surprised. But n the second and third year you saw how it became such a big thing,” Jayawardene said.Jayawardene, who will play for the Wayamba team in the Champions league, said the tournament will grow in stature with time.”People now understand what the concept is all about, we need to give it some more time and it will improve,” he said.Wayamba is captained by Jehan Mubarak and includes Mahela Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof and Mahela Udawatte.advertisementSpeaking on the occasion, Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said the Twenty20 version of the game can co-exist alongside Test cricket.”From the board’s point and personal point of view, I see Twenty20 as another product, We have Test cricket, one-day cricket and Twenty20 cricket,” Ranatunga said on Tuesday.”From the players’ point of view they have to prove themselves in all three formats. From the board’s point of view, I don’t see any harm as far as the players get the right breaks.”So far, we have been happy and lucky that the players have had the right breaks and participated in the country’s tournaments. It is good to have more competitive cricket, people like it, why not give it,” Ranatunga said.last_img read more

New Releases

first_imgA shot at history: my obsessive journey to olympic goldby Abhinav Bindra with Rohit Brijnath; Harper Sport The autobiography tracks Abhinav Bindra’s journey from suffering a shattering defeat in the 2004 Olympics to winning Olympic Gold in shooting.Policing delhi: urbanization, crime and law enforcementby O.P. Mishra; OxfordAn insider’s study of the connection between rapid urbanization, rising crime and law enforcement in Delhi.The Dancing Boyby Ishani Kar-Purkayastha; HarperCollinsA beautifully imagined story of Moyur, the boy with two souls, and of his twin sister who died before she was born.The best of cadbury bournvita quiz contestby Derek O’ Brien; PuffinA compilation of 1,000 questions from the archives of the popular show along with some fun facts.The Fatwa Girlby Akbar Agha; HachetteThe novel is a quirky exploration of a modern-day Pakistan on edge and a tender tale of shattered innocence.When the Time is Rightby Buddhadeva Bose, Translated by Arunava Sinha; PenguinSet in Calcutta in the last two decades of British rule, it is a moving tale of a family and a nation.The empty spaceby Geetanjali Shree; HarperCollinsA fictional chronicle of the memories of a victim of a bomb blast, the story of a young survivor and the cataclysmic crossing of life and death.The way i see itby Alan Sugar; MacmillanFull of brilliant stories, amusing rants and sound advice, the book is written by the popular, straight-talking businessman.The mind’s eyeby Oliver Sacks; Picador The author tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing their sense of sight.advertisementPakistan: identity and destinyby Javed Jabbar; Har-AnandA no-holds barred analysis of a country coming to terms with its origins.last_img read more

Having failed as coach Down Under, it’s now or never for Duncan Fletcher

first_imgIf Indian captain M.S. Dhoni is wondering what could be the reason for his team’s rotten luck in the ongoing Test series in Australia so far then the answer perhaps lies with coach Duncan Fletcher.Fletcher has not enjoyed the best of series Down Under so far. For all the praise and admiration the Zimbabweans got in the cricketing world for his technical wisdom, Fletcher’s record in Australia is as abysmal as it gets.As the coach of England, and now of India, Fletcher has lost 10 of the 11 Tests he has been involved in Australia. In 2002-03 Fletcher’s English team suffered a 4-1 drubbing in Australia. The 2007 visit down under was worse as the hosts whitewashed England 5-0.Fletcher’s only overseas Test success with India was the 1-0 win in West Indies in 2011.The painful memories of England are still too vivid when India were humiliated 4-0 by the hosts the last summer.Now the question comes, is Fletcher too soft on some of the senior players in the team? What can he do to shake these prima donnas out of their comfort zone?India seem to have wasted the gains made during the era of Gary Kirsten when they were ranked No 1 in both ODI and Test formats.Clearly, time is running out for Fletcher and it is high time he cracks the whip to prevent sixth successive overseas Test loss. It is now or never for Fletcher.last_img read more

Akshay Kumar not ‘Rowdy’ in real life

first_imgAfter tasting success with his latest action packed film Rowdy Rathore, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is back to his clean-shaven, gentlemanly image and says he does not like to be associated with the word ‘rowdy’ in real life.”Real life is different than reel life. In real life I am no longer a puppet as I am in reel life. I am a thoroughly different person in real life. Kicks and punches are the reel life stuff. I wonder why the word ‘rowdy’ is being used for me,” said Akshay, who was in the capital last night to attend Aaj Tak Care awards.Dressed in a chequered white shirt and a format suit, the 44-year-old said he was happy to see his film do well at the box office.Akshay, who is also known as the Khiladi of Bollywood for his action roles in the 90’s said that though his initial years in the industry were very tough, he is happy to have come so far.”My initial years in Bollywood was very tough. I had to struggle a lot. I always believed God was with me. I never deviated but rather focused on my efforts,” he said.Though the actor did not divulge much about his upcoming films, he said that his forthcoming film Khiladi 786 is an exciting project and he is glad to be part of it.”I believe Khiladi 786 is one of the important assignments of my life,” he said.When asked if he would like to enter the field of politics ever, Akshay said, “If I become a politician, I would definitely do something for sports.”advertisementlast_img read more

LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in Taguig

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LOOK: LeBron James ‘honored’ to have mural at Tenement court“S/O to all my fans in the Philippines for this mural as well as all the other countries around that allow myself to be an INSPIRATION to the youth and beyond! Thanks you!”This wasn’t the first time that James’ image dressed up one of the outdoor courts in Metro Manila.READ: Return of the king: LeBron wows Manila fans anew The Taguig Tenement court had featured James’ larger-than-life illustration several times during The King’s visits to the country.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim James’ last trip to Manila was last September for the Strive for Greatness Tour.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021center_img LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Just wanna inspire and influence as many people in this 🌎 [world] as possible while I live!” he said in his post on Instagram. Malditas save PH from shutout Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says LeBron James gave his Filipino fans a special mention after a breathtaking artwork of the Cleveland star at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City caught his eye.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 openingThe murals spanning two basketball courts featured images of James about to take flight for a tomahawk slam and one of his signature reactions.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Elite rookie Jose vows to work hard after signing 3-year max deal

first_imgPBA takes All-Star festivities to provinces anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I was really thinking about it these past few days. I prayed that I will get the deal I deserve and I promised that I will really work hard for this.”Luckily for Jose, he has familiar faces in Far Eastern U alums Denok Miranda and Mac Belo in the Elite camp which made his adjustment period much easier.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“The transition was really easy because I have them here. I’ve already learned a lot in the two weeks I spent here and I’m not scared to ask them things. They really help me a lot,” said Jose, who was the third overall pick in last month’s rookie draft.But the 25-year-old isn’t just satisfied with cracking the Blackwater roster. This early, he’s readying himself in facing bigger and tougher frontcourt players once he makes his PBA debut. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Malditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “I know I will face veteran players who are bigger and more experienced that me, so I have to prepare myself for that,” he said.“It’s a big help that I was exposed to professional players too in the international games, but all I’ll do is focus on what coach will run for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program02:49Robredo: 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 MOST READ FILE PHOTO – Raymar Jose was picked third by Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRaymar Jose inked a maximum P8.5 million deal with Blackwater on Monday.“I’m happy that everything went okay,” Jose said in Filipino, finally making a decision of signing the three-year pact after initially being offered a one-year, P1.8 million contract.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

Manute Bol could have been ’40 or 50 years old’ while in NBA, ex-coach says

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs LATEST STORIES Sudanese former NBA star Manute Bol sits in the southern Sudanese capital of Juba on Feb. 16, 2009.  AFP/PETER MARTELLManute Bol didn’t have a stellar career in the NBA, but he certainly was one of the league’s most memorable players.Standing 7 feet and 7 inches tall and tied with Gheorghe Muresan as the NBA’s tallest player, the willowy Sudanese giant suited up four teams in a career that spanned 10 seasons.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:15Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 9503:14Mom of 3 year old girl slain in anti drug ops files raps vs Rodriguez cops02:49Robredo: 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 View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Apart form his pole-like stature and penchant for blocking shots, Bol is perhaps best remembered for his supposedly dubious age, as fans have long disputed if he really was 23 years old when when he entered the league in 1985.Among those doubters include former Cleveland State head coach Kevin Mackey, who first recruited Bol when he arrived in the US in the mid-1980s.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“I gave him his birthday (Oct. 16, 1962) because they didn’t know how old he was,” Mackey revealed to Zagsblog’s Adam Zagoria.With Bol’s origin in question, Mackey admitted that he made the lanky center appear as young as plausible to get him into the program. “Every athletic door is open at 19, every athletic door is closed when you’re 35,” the former bench boss explained.  “He was probably 40, 50 years old when he was playing in the NBA.”Bol passed away due to kidney failure in 2010 and was believed to have been 47 years old at the time.A capable three-point shooter and elite rim protector, Bol is the only player in history to have tallied more career blocked shots (2,086) than points (1,599).He is survived by his son Bol Bol, an upcoming NBA prospect who recently committed to the University of Oregon.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

De Ocampo, Hodge to miss first month of Philippine Cup

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Malditas save PH from shutout Jeron Teng learns the ropes “Ranidel and Cliff won’t be starting the conference with us because of injuries, hopefully Reynel Hugnatan will be back in time for the start of the conference,” said Black Wednesday at Meralco Gym.De Ocampo is still nursing the calf injury that forced him to sit out the last four games of the Governors’ Cup Finals while Hodge had surgery to remove bone spurs in his ankles.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 openingWith De Ocampo sitting out until January and Hodge until the end of December, Meralco will look to rely on 14-year veteran Reynel Hugnatan to take care of big man duties.“It’s going to be a little difficult for us especially missing key players,” said Black. “We’ll just try to be as competitive as possible.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco’s redemption waltz into the PBA Philippine Cup is off to a shaky start as two of its main players won’t be suiting up in time for the Dec. 17 opening.Forwards Ranidel De Ocampo and Cliff Hodge are still nursing injuries and head coach Norman Black said the two are likely to return in the early January.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Bolts have not reached the post-season of the All-Filipino Cup since their playoff appearance two years ago. This despite making the finals of the Governors’ Cup for back-to-back seasons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads MOST READ View commentslast_img read more