Alas satisfied with Phoenix’s ‘aggressive’ rookie picks

first_imgDrop in draft blessing in disguise for Davon Potts as he joins Aces Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “That’s the kind of players we want. What we need here is to play aggressive for the whole 48 minutes,” he said, likening his approach to how he handled his last head coaching job in Letran. “You can’t go wrong when you’re aggressive, but what we need is controlled aggression.”Alas said Phoenix already has the tools to compete in the league with the trio of Matthew Wright, Jeff Chan, and JC Intal in tow, but he’s hoping to get significant contributions for their rookies.“I believe we are three good pieces away from contending. Hopefully, the ones we picked will fill up the roles we expect from them,” he said.Looking back to the dismal at the franchise’s dismal had last season, Alas is putting those performances behind with  Phoenix hell-bent on making an impact this year.“We mean business,” he vowed. “Everything that happened last year will not happen again.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:43PBA Season 43 Preview: Phoenix Fuel Masters01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentscenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Everyone who we projected and expected to fall on us, we got all of them,” he said.Alas tapped Jason Perkins as Phoenix’s fourth overall pick before claiming Sidney Onwubere eighth in the first round.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 shutoutThe Fuel Masters continued to stockpile on the upstarts, taking big man Jayson Grimaldo, shooter Wilson Baltazar, and guards Dan Sara and JK Casiño in the succeeding rounds.Alas put a premium on hardwork when making their picks and that was the common denominator among Phoenix’s prospects. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor new Phoenix coach Louie Alas, his first day on the job couldn’t get any better.The seasoned mentor was satisfied with the Fuel Masters’ haul in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cruz-turned-Mrs. Behag returns focus to volleyball after wedding

first_imgF2 Logistics’ Cha Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCha Cruz-Behag had been wed for almost a week now but the F2 Logistics captain has yet to enjoy the married life.Right now, Cruz’ focus is on her volleyball career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa “I’m still motivated to play and this is still my passion and I’m doing my best in training and every game,” said Cruz-Behag after their win over Smart in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers bumped their record to 2-1 after their 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 victory and Cruz-Behag was instrumental in the win with her seven points, five of which came off spikes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCruz-Behag added that her husband Ray has also become busy with his work as an airline pilot and that he has been supportive of her playing career.The only thing that changed in Cruz-Behag’s everyday schedule is her home destination as she now lives with her husband. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Derrick Rose signs with Minnesota, reunites with Thibodeau Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ Read Nextcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico “I’m happy that my husband is very supportive,” said Cruz-Behag. “He knows that I’m enjoying my job and I’m enjoying what I do.”The 29-year-old skipper admitted that having kids is not on the table just yet with because of her ongoing treatment for a thyroid condition.“The medication will last for two years and if everything’s okay after that then we’ll see if we can have a baby,” said Cruz-Behag in Filpino. “I might have complications. My husband and I of course want everything to be okay health-wise.”ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Bulls waive veteran point guard Rajon Rondo

first_imgView comments What ‘missteps’? China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games The 31-year-old Rondo was in and out of the rotation, chided Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade for criticizing the team’s effort and finished the season on a strong note before missing the final four playoff games against Boston because of a broken right thumb.The four-time All-Star averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists. The Bulls had said Rondo would probably be back, but he became expendable when they acquired Kris Dunn from Minnesota in the Butler trade on draft night.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 starsChicago also waived guard Isaiah Canaan. 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 Rajon Rondo #9 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls have waived veteran point guard Rajon Rondo.The Bulls bought out Rondo for $3 million Friday rather than exercise a $13.4 million option for next season. He signed a two-year deal to come to Chicago last summer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Messi marries childhood sweetheart in Argentina hometown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveralast_img read more

Petron-F2 tiff up

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong In the other match, Foton and Cignal clash for third at 5 p.m.Rookie team Cocolife bagged fifth place after besting Sta. Lucia, while Generika-Ayala captured seventh place over Cherrylume.History, however, is behind Petron which swept all its 13 games two years ago to capture the title.This time, the Blaze Spikers hope to lean on a roster bannered by Cherry Rondina, Ria Meneses, Carmela Tunay, Bernadeth Pons, Remy Palma and mainstays Aiza Pontillas and Ces Molina.“Having a strong lineup alone is not the key to winning a title,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos. “We still have to work hard and prepare. It’s going to be an exciting battle.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ A strong lineup against a strong system.That’s the scenario shaping up as defending champion F2 Logistics battles Petron in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals series Tuesday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Maraño will be backed by young and talented Majoy Baron, Ara Galang, Desiree Cheng, Kim Kiana Dy and national team setter Kim Fajardo.“We always play our best coming off a loss,” said De Jesus. “We’ll surely use our previous loss to Petron as a motivation. So let’s see. I hope our services and floor defense work again in Game 1 [of the finals].”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The Blaze Spikers had a massive buildup that netted some of the elite players in the country, including national spikers Mika Reyes and Rhea Dimaculangan.But the Cargo Movers will lean on a well established system anchored on past and present La Salle standouts led by all-heart Aby Maraño.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“Petron is a super team but our advantage would be teamwork because we have been playing together for a longer time compared to them and we are familiar with what coach (Ramil de Jesus) wants us to do,” said Maraño.F2 Logistics also hopes to ride on a five-game winning run heading into the series opener set at 7 p.m. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homescenter_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Tanduay sets twin records View commentslast_img read more

Arellano downs St. Benilde; UAAP partners with Sports Vision

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe battle between current and past NCAA champions turned one-sided in favor of Arellano, which plastered St. Benilde, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, Saturday at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 14 points in the rematch between semifinalists of last NCAA season’s tournament.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Mary Anne Esguerra added 13 points while Necole Ebuen and Reginal Arocha chipped in nine each.Arellano coach Obet Javier said the Lady Chiefs’ experience in the Reinforced and Open Conferences of the league organized by Sports Vision is starting to bear fruit.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 told them to use their PVL experience and help motivate their younger teammates,” said Javier.Earlier, La Salle and UST hurdled their respective rivals in the men’s side of the season-ending conference. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim WATCH: LeBron James rocks Manila for third time MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img LATEST STORIES The Green Spikers fought back from a set down to turn back the St. Benilde Blazers, 25-27, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22, while the Tigers dominated the UP Maroons, 25-17, 25-22, 25-15.Meanwhile, junior volleyball gets a big shot in the arm as the UAAP and Sports Vision joined hands for the tournament that starts Sept. 9.Unlike in previous seasons where the UAAP juniors competitions are held at school gyms, the girls’ and boys’ tournament will now be played at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.“In our continuing effort to develop the sport, particularly our young players, we will provide them good playing conditions which will help raise the level of competition,” said Sports Vision president Moying Martelino.The matches will be played in between the men’s and women’s games of the Collegiate Conference every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:49Robredo: 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

The thinkers

first_imgWe know Amir Khan falls for them-in fact he’s even married one. A young man we spoke to said he’d like a girl that thinks beyond “he makes me feel good about myself” and another young gentlemen wanted his ideal women to be, “intellectually stimulating”. Men across the board say,We know Amir Khan falls for them-in fact he’s even married one. A young man we spoke to said he’d like a girl that thinks beyond “he makes me feel good about myself” and another young gentlemen wanted his ideal women to be, “intellectually stimulating”. Men across the board say they’d like to know more ‘thinking women’. We get you the ones that Mumbai flaunts through the eyes of some thinking men. They’re sexy because they’re intelligent.Artist Kahini ArteKahini Arte Merchant, 50, ArtistHaving studied in India and the overseas, artist Kahini Arte Merchant has successfully carved a niche for herself in the industry. Known best for her turnkey interior projects, Arte has participated in over a hundred group shows and has had seven solo shows till date, her most recent one being a series called R.E.M. based on dreams. Her works have been auctioned by Larasati, Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Says Sculptor Arzan Khambatta, “I have known Arte for over ten years now. She is a wonderful artist and an even better person.” Khambatta, who met the artist in Milan for the first time was floored by her million dollar smile and warm demeanour. “She is an excellent conversationalist. Whenever there is a get together at her place, she cooks delicious food and is an excellent host. Not to forget, tremendously talented at her work,” says the sculptor, whose personal favourite was the one with female forms. “To sum it all, she is a smart lady with a deep passion for her work. I have no doubt that she will always climb the ladders of success.” says Khambatta.Sanjna KapoorSanjna Kapoor, 43, Director, Prithvi ThreatreIf experience in theatre moulds the conscience of an actor, a woman who has persevered in keeping theatre alive is Sanjna Kapoor, the director of Prithvi threatre. As the daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, acting in movies should have been a natural choice but she got inclined towards steering the theatre built in the memory of her grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor. Loved for her simplicity and humility, Kapoor is admired by one and all. “I have known her twenty years, and she remains one of the best people I know. Simple, warm and generous- she has it all,” says Actor and film maker Rajat Kapoor who was introduced to her when both of them acted in a play. “The most striking feature about her is her laughter and the ease at which she is with herself. All I can say is, Sanjna, you are beautiful,” says Kapoor.Aditi GovitrikarAditi Govitrikar, 34, Model and ActressWho says models are dumb? Doctor turned model Aditi Govitrikar certainly cannot be stereotyped. Having been the face for several commercial ads, music videos and films, her ingenuity came to light through Big Boss season 3 where she came across as extremely calm and sorted out. “I think she would have made for a very good pediatrician. She is affectionate, soft spoken and generous and is good with children,” smiles ad film director Prahlad Kakkar. “One night stands are common but when a man thinks seriously about a woman, Aditi is the kind of women who comes to mind,” quips Kakkar.DJ Megha Kawale, 28, DJMegha Kawale is best known as India’s first female disc jockey. Being a supermodel and listed in Femina India’s 100 most beautiful women she has broken all gender barriers to show that women can do it all and that beauty and brains are an unconquerable combination. “Having worked with Kawale on several shows, I can say with confidence that she is a true beauty inside out. She has successfully extended her shelf life and upped her desirability quotient by leaps,” says fashion designer Rocky S,” for whom Kawale is the sexiest DJ alive.Anjali BhagwatAnjali Bhagwat, 41, ShooterAnjali Bhagwat, the only Indian woman to have reached the last round in rifle shooting at an Olympic game, was honoured with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2002 for her contribution to the rifle shooting sport. She’s brawn with brain and blessed with a beautiful face that works as an icing on the cake. “Anjali carries herself very well. I haven’t met her in a while but I can tell you that she is absolutely focused and determined to not just play well, but also win,” says shooter Jaspal Rana who has spent a lot of time with her during training. “When she comes for the game, she leaves all her worries behind and gives her game a hundred percent undivided attention,” smiles Rana. Good for thoughtCelina Jaitley, actorWants to be known for a perfect body, however artificial.Sonam Kapoor, actorImpeccable fashion and style sense but questionable acting abilities.Katrina Kaif, actorA perfect Barbie doll- as long as Miss Kaif is seen but not heard.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

I did not say we are fatigued, says M.S. Dhoni

first_imgAfter creating a flutter by claiming that India were not “mentally prepared” for the pre-World Cup warm-up matches, cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said his comments were misconstrued and he did not imply that the team was battling fatigue.”It was not fatigue at all. It is the mental preparation level…to be in the same scenario…to be 100 per cent for a (warm-up) game,” Dhoni clarified ahead of the second warm-up match against New Zealand on Wednesday.”We are more used to prepare for a game 100 per cent and all of a sudden you have to prepare for a warm-up game which I have not played many, right from the start of my career from school cricket or district,” he explained.”It was a different scenario and you have to prepare differently.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

CSK vs MI: Chennai face uphill task against Mumbai

first_imgHaving suffered two defeats in as many away games, defending champions Chennai Super Kings face an uphill task when they take on last year’s runners-up Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Friday.Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Super Kings have blown hot and cold this season. While they have defeated the opposition in their home venue, they have been tripped by an unknown Mumbaikar Paul Valthaty of Kings XI Punjab in Mohali and then by debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their second away game.Dhoni and his band of warriors would be anxious to put it across Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.Mumbai will be the favourites having made a storming start to their quest of clinching the T20 League crown, which they had missed narrowly in 2010.Both teams are aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses as they retained most of their players from last year’s campaign.Chennai’s batting has come good in all four ties, although the rain interruption in Kochi two days ago had upset Dhoni’s calculations as the match got reduced to a 17- over affair midway through their innings. It’s the bowling, however, which is the major concern for the visitors.In three matches out of four, the Super Kings have crossed the 150- run mark. But even while defending 183 against Bangalore at home in their third game of the tournament, the Super Kings allowed their rivals to rattle up 162, a clear sign that the bowling has not been up to the mark.advertisementAgainst a team like Mumbai, with batting maestro Tendulkar in a sublime form and Ambati Rayudu, too, in red- hot touch, the Chennai bowlers need to step up their performance.One of the reasons for Chennai’s mixed display has been the indifferent form of allrounder Albie Morkel, who has not really done his job either with the bat or the ball. Morkel has scored just 33 runs in four matches and taken 3 for 121.With Australian Doug Bollinger back in the picture with his leftarm pace, the new ball attack has got some teeth. But it needs to be razor sharp against Tendulkar and company.The Super Kings’ strength is their batting but they would have to deal with the unorthodox delivery style of Lasith Malinga and on- the- dot accuracy of Munaf Patel. One of the key factors would be how openers – Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey – deal with Malinga’s swinging toe- crushers initially.Mumbai’s batting has clicked very well, barring the last game where the likes of Rohit Sharma made a heavy weather of chasing the modest target of 119 set by Pune Warriors, despite a fine platform laid through a half- century stand between Tendulkar and Rayudu.The bowling has been adequate, if not spectacular, with Malinga and Munaf Patel doing a good job along with Harbhajan Singh, who missed the previous clash due to an injury.A little worry perhaps would be the lack of sufficient time in the middle for the likes of Kieron Pollard and Andrew Symonds, who remained unbeaten after a short stay against Pune Warriors on Wednesday.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals keen to end Chennai Super Kings’ home streak

first_imgIt will be a clash of mid-season favourites when defending champions Chennai Super Kings host Shane Warne’s spirited Rajasthan Royals as the Indian Premier League crosses the halfway stage at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.While the evergreen Warne will attempt to rouse his underrated team to yet another upset win, MS Dhoni’s side would be keen to continue its unbeaten home run this season.Both teams have won three matches on the trot, with Chennai taming Pune Warriors home and away before seeing off Deccan Chargers at home on Sunday and the Royals prevailing over Kochi, Mumbai and Pune.Warne will be hoping the top order fires in the big match because barring South African Johan Botha, none has scored a half-century in nine matches.Botha has played some crucial knocks to hand his side the momentum when needed but Rahul Dravid, Aussie Shane Watson and the young Ashok Menaria have failed to build on starts.New Zealander Ross Taylor, bought for $ 1 million in the IPL auction, proved his value in Royals’ win over Pune in their previous match with a 35-ball 47.While Siddarth Trivedi and Amit Singh have pocketed nine and seven wickets respectively, the story of the Royals’ season has been Warne. Four years after his retirement from international cricket, he is still on top of his game. Warne has scalped 11 wickets at an economy rate of 6.03. And he will look forward to bowling at Chepauk.Chennai’s biggest positives from their last match, against Deccan on Sunday, were the return to form of Suresh Raina, who smashed a half century, and South African Albie Morkel’s 3/ 38 and six- ball 19 that saw him win the Man of the Match award.advertisementAustralian Michael Hussey also continued his splendid run with the bat with a fluent 47 while R Ashwin, Doug Bollinger and Shadab Jakati bowled beautifully to contain Deccan on a slow, dry pitch that played much better than expected.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

CWG: Kalmadi undergoes medical check-up at AIIMS

first_imgFormer Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for a neurological check-up. A three-member doctors’ panel set up at the behest of the court will exmaine him. Kalmadi had an MRI done recently, which showed some brain degeneration, a sign of dementia. Kalmadi was first taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital on July 12 after he complained of dizziness. After tests, the hospital referred him to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital to undergo an MRI test of the brain. The MRI was done on July 19. Following the MRI test, DDU doctors advised Tihar officials to show him to a neuro specialist for further tests.  Kalmadi had been arrested on April 25 for his alleged role in awarding a Games contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant rate.  Kalmadi had been arrested along with Games organising panel’s Joint Director-General (Sports) A.S.V. Prasad and three others for awarding the contract for installing the Time-Scoring-Result (TSR) system to a Swiss firm, Swiss Times Omega, at an exorbitant cost of Rs 141 crore, causing a loss of over Rs 95 crore to the public exchequer.last_img read more