Basketball Australia ‘extremely disappointed,’ sorry for fight with Gilas

first_img“Basketball Australia deeply regrets the incident in tonight’s match between the Boomers and the Philippines in Manila. We are extremely disappointed with what happened and our role in it,” Anthony Moore, chief executive of Basketball Australia, said in a statement released late Monday night.“This is not the spirit in which sport should be played and certainly not in the spirit in which we aim to play basketball,” the statement read. “We apologise to our fans and will await the penalties to be handed down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe melee broke out with the Boomers in total control of the game, 79-48.The game resumed after a thorough review with Gilas down to just three men in June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer while playing against five Aussies on the floor. MOST READ Fajardo and Norwood intentionally fouled out and with the Philippines having just one player left in Amer, the game was called off at the 1:57 mark of the third quarter with Australia taking an 89-53 victory.In a tweet, Basketball Australia also said it got confirmation that members of the Boomers “are safe and well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Basketball Australia, the governing body of basketball in Australia, expressed its disappointment over the brawl that transpired involving its men’s national team and Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The fight erupted at the 4:01 mark of third quarter that saw both benches cleared and had a total of 13 players ejected, nine of which were from Gilas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Goon Switches Side Towards NRI Man After Payment Failure From Ex-Wife

first_imgIn a double cross that would have made for an entertaining crime drama, a hired goon switched sides over a payment dispute with a woman who wanted him to “break a few bones” of her ex- husband in Australia.Yogesh Gupta, 53, went to the Melbourne East Police Station after he got a call from the criminal hired by his former wife. Based on the taped conversation that ran 4.18 minutes, he got restraining orders from the city court.“The call came on August 21 and the caller told me that he had been keeping an eye on me,” Gupta was quoted as saying by India Today. “He told me that he knew my everyday schedule and where I would be at any point of time of the day. This was scary.”He added: “The man then told me that he had instructions to break my legs and show the evidence of my hospitalisation to my former wife by the day she flies off to India, to collect his payment.”When Gupta asked why the caller was giving him all the information, the latter admitted that his ex-wife Deepa had rescinded on the advance payment and had asked him to rob her husband for compensation.He elaborated: “He said he was doing me this favour so that he can recover from me $322 (Rs 20,600), the money spent on my surveillance over the last two days.”Gupta asked him to call back in a few hours to discuss payment, and rushed to the Melbourne Police. “When the hired goon called up again to discuss the payment, it was in the presence of the police officials,” he said.In the third call, the goon told him that he would send his man to pick up the money spent on surveillance. In exchange, he would provide documentary evidence against his former wife. Based on the conversations, the police issued an arrest warrant against Deepa Gupta. She was produced before Melbourne Magistrate Court on August 25. She has been asked to stay 200 metres away from any place where the protected person — in this case, Yogesh Gupta — lives or works.The court said in its restraining order: “The respondent must not commit family violence against the protected person, intentionally damage the property, attempt to locate or keep them under surveillance, publish on the internet any material about the victim.”Yogesh and Deepa, both chartered accountants by profession, got divorced in Australia after 19 years of marriage, the report added. It also cited their relatives as saying that while Deepa wanted to continue her political career in India, Yogesh settled in Australia. The disagreement led to their separation and Deepa had also filed a dowry harassment case against Yogesh. The case is still pending in the court. Related ItemsAustralia Police NRIDomestic dispute NRI AustraliaLittle IndiaMelbourne Police NRINRI divorce case MelbourneYogesh Deepa Gupta divorce Australialast_img read more

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