Assou Ekotto insists he did not mock Spurs

first_imgBenoit Assou-Ekotto returned to Twitter to insist he had not previously posted a picture with fellow Tottenham outcast Emmanuel Adebayor in order to mock the north London club after their defeat against Liverpool.Andre Villas-Boas, who froze both players out at Spurs, was sacked in the wake of their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of the Merseysiders.Assou-Ekotto, currently on loan at QPR, later tweeted a photograph of him and Adebayor smiling broadly, seemingly revelling in Tottenham’s problems.The left-back’s two-fingered gesture and a three-fingered one by Adebayor was also taken by many as a reference to the five goals Spurs conceded.After posting past pictures in which he posted with the same gesture, citing them as proof he meant no offence, Assou-Ekotto tweeted: “So as many people think as im enough stupid to b happy about a bad game of spurs…ur IQ is verrrry LOW! I left 10min b4 the end…(3/0.”last_img read more

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Rain or Shine dumps Alaska in Hontiveros, dela Cruz farewell

first_imgLaDontae Henton put up a game-high 20 points to lead Alaska.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Rain or Shine put a damper on a couple of retirements after thrashing Alaska, 112-82, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Elasto Painters improved to 6-4 to strengthened their bid for the fourth spot in the standings while the Aces, who saw Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz play their final games, ended their season with a 3-8 card.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Jordan’s advice to newly-acquired Dwight Howard: ‘Play determined’ Rain or Shine broke the game wide open with a big second quarter run and a definitive 15-0 run to start the fourth capped by a jumper by Ronnie Matias for a 98-61 lead made sure Alaska stayed down for the count. “I just told the players that we will go up against Alaska and that they should play that they want to win,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia.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“We’re lucky that (Sonny) Thoss, Calvin (Abueva), and (Chris) Banchero didn’t play today but I still told my team to play at a hundred percent.”J’Nathan Bullock topscored for the Elasto Painters with 14 points while Chris Tiu filled up the stat sheets with nine points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals.  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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Ek Tha Tiger crosses 200 cr mark at the Box Office

first_imgSalman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Ek Tha Tiger has now crossed the Rs 200 crore mark as well in less than a fortnight. The film, released on August 15, was screened at 3300 screens across the country.The film also stars Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Ranveer Shorey. The story is written by Aditya Chopra.The 46-year-old actor plays a RAW agent in Ek Tha Tiger and he says he chose the film not because of the banner or star cast but because of the script.Salman says he likes it when his movies are larger than life and whether its romance, drama or action, he will continue depicting heroism. Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif recently grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.No sequel to Ek Tha TigerDespite the ending of Salman Khan starrer superhit film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ leaving a scope for a sequel, the makers have denied any such move.”We have not thought of a sequel for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. We don’t have any idea (story line) for the sequel,” Kabir informed.Even the producers have denied making a sequel. “With the success of the film, it would be the obvious conclusion for anybody to assume that the film deserves a sequel. However, as of now, there are no such plans and it is more conjecture,” Yash Raj Films’ vice president (marketing and communications) Rafiq Gangjee said. advertisementlast_img read more

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Braves Squeeze By Mets, 3-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Braves pitchers are thankful Andrelton Simmons is their shortstop and not another powerful pitching arm.The 24-year old would not sign with Atlanta in 2010 unless the Braves allowed him to remain in the infield.With the potential tying run on third base in the eighth inning on Aug. 27, he ranged onto the outfield grass to snag Travis d’Arnaud’s grounder, then made a one-hop throw to first baseman Freddie Freeman.That preserved the lead as the Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 behind Julio Teheran’s strong start to stop a three-game losing streak.“Two out, man on third, not only does he make the play, but he makes an accurate throw to first base,” Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Today, Teheran should take him out to dinner because he saved him the win.”Teheran (13-9) gave up three hits in 6 1-3 innings, struck out four and walked two. “My fastball was working and I threw my changeup more,” he said. “I think that’s how I got them off-balance.”Jason Heyward connected on Zack Wheeler’s third pitch of the game for his 11th homer of the season.After Wilmer Flores’ home run tied the game in the second, the Braves went ahead for good in the third when Phil Gosselin reached on a bunt single, Freeman doubled, Justin Upton hit a broken-bat RBI groundout and shortstop Ruben Tejada allowed Evan Gattis’ two-out bouncer to pop out of his glove for a run-scoring error.“Justin’s at-bat was huge,” Heyward said. “It was a broken bat and scored the go-ahead run. When you put the ball in play, it puts pressure on the defense. And then when Gattis put the ball in play, they made an error and it led to another run.”Craig Kimbrel allowed Eric Campbell’s leadoff single in the ninth and walked Matt den Dekker. After Flores sacrificed, Gosselin threw out Campbell at the plate on Tejada’s grounder to third and pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis flied hit a game-ending flyout. Kimbrel got his 39th save in 43 chances.Juan Lagares had an RBI single in the eighth off Jordan Walden before Lucas Duda grounded into a double play. Then came Simmons’ sterling throw.“It looks like he has no chance, and then in the last second, he just reaches for it and throws it,” d’Arnaud said. “What a great play.”Wheeler (9-9) gave up three runs — two earned — four hits and three walks in seven innings with seven strikeouts. He had been 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 10 starts since losing to Oakland on June 25.Atlanta began the night 1 1/2 games behind San Francisco for the second NL wild card.(CHARLES O’BRIEN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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