UP Maroons bring out short shorts but Perasol says length was unintentional

first_imgHead coach Bo Perasol said a miscommunication with outfitter Stats left the Fighting Maroons with basketball shorts that were a tad bit too tiny for his liking.“Our outfitter did their job, sometimes there’s miscommunication and the only reason why I didn’t like it that much because it was given too late,” said Perasol after UP’s 61-55 win over Far Eastern U Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelWith the bottom only arriving Tuesday night, the Maroons had no time to send it back for adjustments.“Usually some are a little too short, sometimes a little too long but if you can give it two or three days before the games then you can make adjustments,” Perasol added. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC World Cup: Gilas Pilipinas goes winless in group stage, falls to Angola in OT NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX LATEST STORIES Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist drawcenter_img Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines sported retro short shorts in its opening game in the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament, but it wasn’t a fashion statement.ADVERTISEMENT Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Perasol said that the petite shorts, that went up to the players’ middle thighs drawing a reaction from fans online, even became distraction for the team during the game.AdChoices广告inRead invented by Teads“We were so out of focus when we got that. Initially, we really didn’t like that, the way they were laughing, the way the shorts looked, it was just too short,” said Perasol. “They were too short, they’re just like swimming trunks.”“That was a distraction too. I told them that if they’re gonna be distracted by the short shorts then I’m gonna have to feel distracted too with this skinny shirt that I have.”ADVERTISEMENT Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurantlast_img read more

Mary Kom inspires me, I’m her biggest fan, says Sunil Chhetri

first_img “I gather motivation from around me — from a lot of personalities who have done well in their respective fields. MC Mary Kom is one of them. She is an unbelievable story,” Chhetri was quoted as saying by the AIFF. The celebrated boxer has been an inspiring force in Indian sports. In her 18-year long illustrious career, she has won six World Championships, an Olympic bronze medal, and five Asian Championships. “She is a six-time World Champion and has been a World Champion after giving birth to twins, and even after being a mother of three. If she doesn’t inspire India, who else will. I am her biggest fan,” Chhetri added. Chhetri also revealed that when the going gets tough, he thinks about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and then everything “falls into place.” “There are two gentlemen named Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. In the last 10-11 years, they have completely dominated the world of football. If they don’t score in 2-3 matches, people start speaking that ‘they are out of form.’ Whenever I am stressed or tired, I always think about these guys. And it falls into place for me,” he said. Chhetri is currently the second highest international goal scorers among active players with 70 strikes to his name, behind Ronaldo (149). He has gone past Messi (68), who is third in the list, during the 2019 Intercontinental Cup opener against Tajikistan. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates After 0-1 loss to Oman, India’s FIFA World Cup hopes almost over FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Super sub Seiminlen Doungel saves India Sunil Chhetri is irreplaceable, says Igor Stimac Talismanic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri Thursday said he draws inspiration from legendary boxer MC Mary Kom’s unbelievable story and is the six-time World Champion’s biggest fan. The 34-year-old striker, who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, was recently named the All India Football Federation’s Men’s Footballer of the Year for a record-extending sixth time. He has earlier won the honor in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017.Related Newslast_img read more