The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our immune system. Now, researchers have discovered yet another way microbes keep us healthy: They are needed for closing the blood-brain barrier, a molecular fence that shuts out pathogens and molecules that could harm the brain.The findings suggest that a woman’s diet or exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy may influence the development of this barrier. The work could also lead to a better understanding of multiple sclerosis, in which a leaky blood-brain barrier may set the stage for a decline in brain function.The first evidence that bacteria may help fortify the body’s biological barriers came in 2001. Researchers discovered that microbes in the gut activate genes that code for gap junction proteins, which are critical to building the gut wall. 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They tested how leaky the blood-brain barrier was in developing and adult mice. Some of the rodents were brought up in a sterile environment and thus were germ-free, with no detectable microbes in their bodies. Braniste then injected antibodies—which are too big to get through the blood-brain barrier—into embryos developing within either germ-free moms or moms with the typical microbes, or microbiota.The studies showed that the blood-brain barrier typically forms a tight seal a little more than 17 days into development. Antibodies infiltrated the brains of all the embryos younger than 17 days, but they continued to enter the brains of embryos of germ-free mothers well beyond day 17, the team reports online today in Science Translational Medicine. Embryos from germ-free mothers also had fewer intact gap junction proteins, and gap junction protein genes in their brains were less active, which may explain the persistent leakiness. (The researchers didn’t look at the mice’s guts.)Germ-free mice even have leaky blood-brain barriers as adults. But those leaks closed after the researchers gave the animals the microbes from normal mice for 2 weeks, Pettersson says.The microbes have “a striking effect,” says Elaine Hsiao, a neurobiologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena who was not involved in the study. The work suggests “a role for the [microbes] in regulating brain development and function.”But how? In the gut, bacteria may influence the gut wall’s integrity through one of their byproducts, energy-laden molecules called short-chain fatty acids. So Pettersson and his colleagues infected germ-free mice with either bacteria that made these fatty acids or ones that did not. The blood-brain barrier improved only when the bacteria made these fatty acids, Pettersson says. He thinks that these molecules may get into the blood and stimulate gene activity that leads to the closure of the barrier.The study is not perfect. “Germ-free mice are useful tools for studying the microbiota, but the germ-free condition is artificial and involves widespread disruptions” in how the body functions, such as impaired immunity and loss of gut integrity, Hsiao says. So these results in germ-free mice need to be confirmed in humans.But at the very least, the findings point toward a new understanding of human health and disease, says Lora Hooper, an immunologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas who was not involved in the work. With multiple sclerosis, neurobiologists are at a loss to explain why the disease progresses so erratically, so the idea that changes in the body’s microbes may alter the blood-brain barrier to make the brain more vulnerable to damage is appealing, Pettersson notes.Scientists, Hooper adds, should also investigate whether microbes help spur the development of the human fetus’s blood-brain barrier. It could be that taking antibiotics at the wrong time during pregnancy is creating abnormalities in the blood-brain barrier of the child, she says.*Correction, 21 November, 11:22 a.m.: A misspelled name has been corrected and two attributions have been eliminated.
The UK government on Monday concluded that caste discrimination among the Indian community does not require separate legislation and said it can be covered as part of emerging case law in the country.The ‘Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law – A Public Consultation’ had been launched in March last year to gather the public’s views on how best to ensure that there is “appropriate legal protection” against caste discrimination in Britain.Read it at NDTV Related Items
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Indian police arrested on Friday 126 people working for a allegedly fake call center making up to $50,000 a day by duping US citizens, officials said.India became the global call center capital in the early 2000s as foreign firms, drawn by an educated and cheaper English-speaking workforce, farmed out jobs answering customer phone inquiries.Read it at VOA Related Items
India is ranked as the third most powerful country in the world after the U.S. and China and the fourth most powerful bloc after those two countries and the European Union in 2010, according to a new US intelligence report.The Global Governance 2025 report, published by the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), expects India’s clout to rise even further by 2025. The U.S. tops the list of powerful countries/regions, according to the report, accounting for nearly 22 percent of global power. It is followed by the European Union with 16 percent, China with 12 percent and India with eight percent. Japan, Russia and Brazil each account for 5 percent.An “International Futures Model” derived from GDP, defense, spending, population and technology for individual states projects the global clout of many countries will shift in the next 15 years. US, Euro, Japanese and Russian power is expected to decline, while that of India and China grow by 2025, although the rankings will not be affected:Global Power Index 2025 U.S. 18% China 16% EU 14% India 10% Related Items
In a bid to counter the Trinamool Congress’ ‘Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi)’ mass outreach programme, the West Bengal unit of the BJP is all set to launch ‘Cha Chakra (tea get-together)’ to reach out to the people and spread the party’s message with an eye on the next Assembly polls.Although West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh denied that the initiative was meant to outsmart the TMC’S digital platform for masses, he said it was aimed at reaching out to the people in a more effective manner.“From September this year, we would launch this ‘Cha Chakra’ as our mass outreach programme,” he said.Explaining the campaign, he said: “Generally, every morning, I go for a walk and while returning I have tea at a local shop and speak to the residents. I have been doing this every day for last several years. I may be at Coochbehar in north Bengal or Kakdwip in south Bengal, but my routine remains the same. So now the party has decided to make it a programme and launch it officially.” While reacting to the development, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee mocked the BJP for trying to copy the party’s new initiative for a better connect with the people.‘Not bothered’“They are trying to copy us. Let them do that. We are not bothered. But it won’t bear any fruitful results for them as they don’t have a mass leader like [Chief Minister] Mamata Banerjee in Bengal,” Mr. Chatterjee said.On the advice of poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his firm ‘Indian Political Action Committee’ — appointed by the Trinamool Congress after the recent Lok Sabha polls – Ms. Banerjee had on July 29 launched a helpline number — 9137091370 — and a website — www.didikebolo.com — as a part of the ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ campaign to enable people have a direct interface with the party functionaries.She also unveiled a public outreach programme under which over 1,000 party leaders will visit 10,000 villages over the next 100 days to understand people’s problems and redress their grievances. The BJP, which staged a stupendous show in the general election, is leaving no stone unturned to unseat Ms. Banerjee in the 2021 Assembly polls.
Three persons were killed and as many injured after the boiler of a plant exploded in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Saturday, police said. The incident took place when the boiler of the plant of an NGO at Bangra Nagar panchayat area exploded while workers were preparing mid-day meal to be supplied to schools, Sugauli Police Station SHO Rohit Kumar said.Sugauli Circle Officer Gyan Prakash said the NGO was engaged in supplying mid-day meal in government schools, after preparing the food at its centralised plant. The injured have been admitted to the local primary health centre, Mr. Prakash said, adding one of them was later referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital.
Westbrook was attempting a jump shot Tuesday against Sacramento when he and defender Bogdan Bogdanovic collided. Westbrook was issued a flagrant 1 foul, but that was downgraded.“After review, we determined that the contact was part of Russell’s downward shooting motion and the defender was moving forward into his shooting space,” Frank said.A flagrant 1 is considered unnecessary contact. The flagrant 2 is deemed unnecessary and excessive — and a foul doesn’t have to be considered intentional to be determined dangerous. The league reviews all flagrants and can upgrade, rescind or leave them as called on the floor. If a player exceeds five flagrant foul points during the season, he will be suspended for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony pass each other after the Kings defeated the Thunder 94-86 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NEW YORK — The NBA said Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony’s flagrant 2 foul will stand, but rescinded the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City’s last game.The league also fined Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan $15,000 apiece for their criticisms of the officials after the call against Anthony on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both were unusual plays in that flagrant fouls are usually called against defensive players. Instead, Anthony and Westbrook were whistled for contact they created while attempting shots.Anthony drove to the basket and elbowed center Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a shot that went in during the Thunder’s loss in Portland on Sunday. The basket was overturned after review and Anthony was hit with the automatic ejection.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 shutoutCrew chief Rodney Mott said after the game that referees ruled the contact was excessive and not a natural basketball move and the league agreed.“We reviewed it, the same as we review all plays of this nature, and agree with the on-court officials that the foul met the criteria of hard contact above the shoulders with high potential for injury,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “While attempting to draw a foul, Anthony extended his elbow into his opponent’s face, which is dangerous and reckless in nature.” Alford to sit 3 UCLA players reportedly involved in shoplifting in China Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:37Protesters 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lions gore Tigers; Tams, Archers prevail Ginebra fans also await the return of 7-footer Greg Slaughter, who, reports say, may be fielded in the playoffs after recovering from a leg injury.Slaughter had battled 6-10 June Mar Fajardo as amateurs in Cebu before his wide-bodied rival became the toast of the league as three-time Most Valuable Player for SMB.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP 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 As the top two qualifiers, the Kings and the Beermen will need only to win once to reach the semifinals. The two other semifinal berths will be at stake in two separate best-of-three series pitting Star against No. 6 qualifier and defending champion Rain or Shine (5-6) and No. 4 TNT (8-3) Katropa against No. 5 Meralco (7-4).Barring monumental upsets, Ginebra and SMB will face the survivor of the TNT-Meralco duel and the Star-Rain or Shine clash, respectively, in the semis, which will be a best-of-five affair. The finals will be another best-of-seven confrontation.Reinforced by Justin Brownlee, the Kings finally topped an elimination phase of an import-flavored tournament for the first time in 20 years although coach Tim Cone, who joined the team last year from Purefoods which later became Star also last season, said he expected a tough road ahead.“It’s good to be the top seed but there’s the high expectation you have to deal with,” he said.Brownlee, at 6-foot-5 one of the smallest in a tournament where 6-10 imports are allowed, remains the biggest factor for the Kings. He is best remembered for clinching the Governors’ Cup crown for Ginebra with a buzzer-beating trey against Meralco last season.ADVERTISEMENT Looks like there will be a repeat of the San Miguel Beer-Barangay Ginebra title showdown in the Philippine Cup last May.Both finishing strong, the Beermen and the Gin Kings wound up tied for top spot with the Star Hotshots with nine wins against two losses at the end of the eliminations last week of the mid-season Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra, which lost to SMB, 4 games to 1, in their best-of-seven duel in the traditional all-Filipino tournament kicking off the league’s 2016 season, went on to clinch the top ranking on a higher quotient on the strength of earlier wins over the Beermen and the Hotshots.SMB salvaged second place having also downed Star in their first meeting and will go into the quarterfinal playoffs enjoying a twice-to-beat bonus like Ginebra against the two teams that completed the eight-team qualifying cast.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere was actually a similar three-way tie at 4-7 for the last two quarterfinal slots but Phoenix, just like Ginebra, was ranked higher and nailed the No. 7 slot over Alaska and GlobalPort with earlier victories over both squads.But there’s no rejoicing for Phoenix in the playoffs with SMB as its next rival. The Aces and the Batang Pier were disputing the eighth and last berth at presstime with the winner also facing the daunting task of meeting Ginebra as a quarterfinal foe. MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments
WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 “It’s all him. You can’t teach rebounds and blocks and he saw that it’s what he can contribute to the team. He’s also not forcing to take the shot,” he observed.READ: Andre Paras delivers solid numbers in debutThe patriarch also doesn’t want Andre to listen too much on the comparisons to current PBA players like Marc Pingris, saying the 6-foot-4 banger is still miles away from today’s stars.“You can make comparisons on his defense and rebounds. But he’s still far. Marc is more on post up and Andre has yet to show a post play,” he said.Glad to see his son perform at this stage, the only advice Benjie could give to Andre is to stay the course and continue working hard.ADVERTISEMENT Deyto rescues Global with key saves in stunning triumph over Geylang “One of the things coaches look for from players is their hardwork. Andre said that as of now, this is like an unfinished business for him and he’s just taking it slow. He’s happy with what he’s doing right now and enjoying his time here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But through three games, the 21-year-old Andre has definitely been making his father proud, averaging 7.3 points, 18.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks for AMA Online Education this 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.READ: Andre Paras continues to make impact for AMAFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe younger Paras racked up 10 points, 22 rebounds, and four blocks in the Titans’ 95-76 loss to Batangas on Thursday.Benjie, the only rookie to win the MVP award in the PBA, was in attendance and was glad to see his son prosper with AMA. But the “Tower of Power” wants no credit for son’s solid performance so far. Andre Paras. PBA IMAGESFor PBA great Benjie Paras, watching his son Andre carve his own niche on the hard court is undoubtedly a gratifying feeling.“I’m happy because when he came into the D-League, I told him there’s no pressure and he has to do whatever he can to help the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Bardet won Stage 12 ahead of Rigoberto Uran and Aru, who seized the race lead from Froome by six seconds. Bardet is third overall, 25 seconds off the pace.Team Sky had dominated the stage until the final 500 meters, when Aru made his move. Froome was only able to follow his Italian rival for a few meters and looked glued to the road.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 starsBardet was the strongest in the brutal incline and described his third stage win on the Tour as “an immense joy.”He said he had visited the ski station with his parents to scout out the final climb. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “I knew it could suit me,” he said. “I was patient. I made the difference on the final hill, there was not much to do before that with the wind and the Sky train.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Britain’s Chris Froome, right, and new overall leader Fabio Aru of Italy, center, climb Port de Bales pass, during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 214.5 kilometers (133.3 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Peyragudes, France, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)PEYRAGUDES, France — Chris Froome cracked in the final stages of a grueling climb to the finish and lost the overall lead in the Tour de France to Fabio Aru on Thursday, after a demanding stage won by Romain Bardet.Froome’s Sky teammates perfectly controlled the race until the final kilometer leading to the ski station of Peyragudes, but the three-time champion was dropped in a final section that featured slopes with a 20 percent gradient.ADVERTISEMENT Masterful Venus oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera 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 View comments
LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo And this being Pessumal’s second straight time to play in the regional conclave, his guarantee isn’t without basis as he goes to Malaysia together with a lot of players who also saw action in Singapore.READ: Lesser lights deliver for Gilas in rout of India“The experience we have gotten is a big thing. You can’t teach experience,” he explained. “We’ll be better now that we’re coming back.”Christian Standhardinger will be the main man in the middle for Gilas in Malaysia, with Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras the amateurs in the roster.“The Philippines has a history of not losing (in the SEAG),” Pessumal said.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant And after the Filipinos waylaid tall India on Saturday afternoon with players that will see action in the SEAG, it could be safe to say that Pessumal’s prediction will happen and the Filipinos will keep that winning tradition intact.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Not that he got carried away, but Pessumal knows that a lot has changed since he first played in the SEAG in Singapore two years ago when Gilas had a couple of close shaves against foes Filipinos are used to dominating.READ: Gilas Pilipinas whips India by 31 points 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“Of course, of course,” Pessumal said when asked if he could guarantee the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He will be one of coach Jong Uichico’s best shooters in a squad that is practically half of a 24-man pool Chot Reyes submitted to the Fiba for the Asian Championship that will run in conflict with the SEAG. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Von Pessumal got his chance to play a lot in the Jones Cup on Saturday and delivered.After finishing with 14 points built around four triples, Pessumal said he got the confidence boost he needs as he suits up for Gilas Pilipinas for a second stint in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia late next month.ADVERTISEMENT 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’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Yao Ming Rockets deal rumors fizzle out
Maria Sharapova of Russia competes against Jennifer Brady of the United States during day 1 of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 31, 2017 in Stanford, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPFive-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Saturday from next week’s WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury.The move came a week after the former world number one from Russia withdrew from a WTA event in Toronto from the injury she suffered in a second-round match at Stanford, where she withdrew after her opening-round victory.ADVERTISEMENT Sad farewell for injured Usain Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay The injury cast more doubt over Sharapova’s participation at the US Open, which starts in New York on August 28. Due to her low ranking, Sharapova would need a wild card to play in the main draw of the tournament.Sharapova suffered the injury while playing in her first US match in more than two years, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Stanford opener.She had not played in the US since March of 2015 due in part to a 15-month doping suspension for the use of meldonium.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sharapova, the 2011 Cincinnati champion, arrived Friday and made the decision to withdraw after consulting with the event medical staff on Saturday.“I arrived in Cincinnati yesterday eager to play. However, following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.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“I want to thank the tournament for the wildcard opportunity and really look forward to competing here next year.”Sharapova was due to play French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round. Either a qualifier or lucky loser will replace her in the draw. View comments MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “They shot 44 percent from the field in the first half and we brought that down to 37 percent so that was a big improvement.”Thirdy Ravena led Ateneo with 16 points and six rebounds while the debuting Tyler Tio put up 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting,Juan Gomez de Liaño had 16 points, seven rebounds, and two steals to lead the Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo turned the “Battle of Katipunan” into a cakewalk and crushed University of the Philippines, 92-71, in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles soared to a 2-0 win-loss record while the Fighting Maroons slipped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments UP didn’t put up much of a challenge against the Blue Eagles, who never trailed in the game and asserted their might on every statistical category.Ateneo outmuscled UP in the paint and outrebounded the Fighting Maroons 51-38—18 of which came from the offensive glass wherein the Blue Eagles scored 31 second-chance points.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 Blue Eagles also limited the Fighting Maroons to just 12 second-half field goals as UP finished the game on 25-of-67 shooting.“One of the things that coach Tab [Baldwin] said at half time was we needed to play better defense and that we needed to take care of the ball more,” said assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next