In the kickoff show, The Usos reclaimed the SmackDown Tag Team Championships from The New Day after they hit Big E with a double superkick followed by a double frog splash.Neville also became a two-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, avenging his loss against Akira Tozawa last Monday on Raw after nailing a Red Arrow on the Japanese champion’s back.In the night’s other matches, Finn Balor showed his demon side against Bray Wyatt, topping the Eater of Worlds following his Coup de Grace.John Cena beat Baron Corbin with an Attitude Adjustment to open the show, while Randy Orton survived a pre-match attack from Rusev and needed only one RKO out of nowhere to come away with the quick victory.Big Cass, on the other hand, needed a pair of Big Boots and an Empire Elbow to pin the Big Show despite his former tag team Enzo Amore escaping the Shark Cage suspended above the ring.The Miz and his Miztourage gained a measure of redemption against Jason Jordan and the Hardy Boyz after the reigning Intercontinental Champion connected with a Skull Crushing Finale on Raw general manager Kurt Angle’s son for the pinfall win. Lesnar reversed a Spear attempt from Reigns and turned it to an F5 for the pinfall victory.The win assured the WWE Universe that Lesnar will stay with the company after Paul Heyman’s earlier pronouncements that they will leave WWE if he loses the match.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 shutoutJinder Mahal continued his reign as the WWE Champion, beating Shinsuke Nakamura thanks to the distraction of the Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was primed to hit the Modern Day Maharaja with the Kinshasa before the Indian twins interjected themselves in the match, allowing Mahal to connect with the Khallas. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brock Lesnar successfully defends his WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Photo by WWE.comBrock Lesnar escaped his toughest test yet to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship in the fatal-4-way main event of SummerSlam Monday (Manila time) at Barclays Center.The Beast Incarnate survived Roman Reigns spearing him through the barricade, Braun Strowman driving him through two announce tables and crushing him with another, and Samoa Joe locking him in a Coquina Clutch as he fought back and defied the doctor’s orders.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments AJ Styles also completed the trifecta of titlists who retained their title as he beat Kevin Owens with the Styles Clash to keep his United States Championship.However, other champions weren’t so lucky as five titles changed hands in the night.Uneasy as their alliance was, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins wagered on and claimed the Raw Tag Team Championship from Sheamus and Cesaro after Rollins nailed Cesaro with the Ripcord Knee, followed by Ambrose hitting the Dirty Deeds.Sasha Banks won her fourth Raw Women’s Championship, forcing Alexa Bliss to tap out to her Bank Statement.Natalya submitted Naomi with the Sharp Shooter to win the SmackDown Women’s title, her first in six years.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event Read Next
NBA: New Thunder recruits Anthony, George try to lure Wade to OKC View comments Harden, who finished second to Russell Westbrook in MVP voting last season, is thrilled about the opportunity to pair with such a dynamic player. He believes Paul’s skillset will make things easier for him.“It’s a relief,” he said. “But it’s not just anybody that I’m getting off the ball giving it to. I’m giving the ball to somebody that can do the same thing I can do even better.”Paul is a nine-time All-Star who has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his 12-year career, though he has been dogged with criticism in recent years for failing to help the Clippers get out of the second round of the playoffs. Los Angeles reached the postseason in each of Paul’s six seasons with the team, but the Clippers were eliminated in the first round three times and in theWestern Conference semifinals three other times.He readily admits that his only motivation for opting in for the last year of his contract so the Clippers could deal him was to chase a title.“I came here with one purpose, one goal in mind and that’s to win a championship,” he said. “And the cool part is being here with a guy like James that has those same aspirations.”ADVERTISEMENT Since the trade, some have questioned how the two point guards will coexist in Houston. General manager Daryl Morey has no worries about that and said he doesn’t have to see the pair in a game to know that he’s right.“They’ve been playing in gyms around the country and out of the country all summer,” he said. “Just from my watching it and coach (Mike D’Antoni) has watched it even more than me — we’re 100 percent certain it’s going to work.”D’Antoni, who enters his second season in Houston, said the three have had plenty of conversations about how they’ll play together and what it will look like. He knows there will be growing pains along the way, but he believes the fact that both players want it to work will go a long way.“We have little things to work out but, again, both of them are very willing to do whatever it takes to be the best that we can be,” D’Antoni said. “Now we’ve just got to figure out what that is and keep improving on it all year.”Harden ranked second in the league with 29.1 points per game and first with 11.2 assists. He had 64 double-doubles last year after combining for just 67 in the first seven seasons of his career, and he notched 22 triple-doubles after getting just nine total before last season.His brilliant season was marred by a poor performance in Game 6 of the conference semifinals when the Rockets were eliminated with a 39-point loss to the Spurs. Harden didn’t attempt a shot until halfway through the second quarter of the blowout and finished with 10 points to tie a season low.He denies that he paid any attention to the criticism he received after that loss, asking, “What did they say?” about the naysayers.But he doesn’t deny that he should have done more in that game and vows to do just that this season.“Obviously I played terrible,” he said. “It didn’t end in a championship so that’s frustrating. (I’ve) just got to get better. Won’t blame anybody but myself.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul chases a basketball amid lighting and fog machines while he takes part in a promotional video shoot during an NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul and James Harden have spent so much time together since he was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets in June that he’s learned the most important facts — and some that aren’t as vital — about his fellow All-Star teammate.“He likes french fries just as much as I do, first and foremost,” Paul said with a laugh.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Then he got serious about why he’s so excited to join Harden and a Houston team that lost to the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals last season.“He loves to hoop,” Paul said. “You got some guys that like and enjoy to play basketball, and he’s one of the guys who loves it.”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 shutoutAfter spending countless hours together on and off the court in the last few weeks, Paul and Harden can’t wait to see how their pairing will work as the Rockets open camp on Tuesday.“We did a lot of traveling, playing pickup games here and there and stuff like that, so you are antsy to actually get out there with the full crew and see what it looks like,” Paul said. 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Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 LOOK: Cavs unveil modernized logos for 2017-2018 NBA season BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast READ: Kobe’s first foray into March Madness“Kobe has endless potential and his ceiling is so high,” the mentor said. “He went through some adversity last year and some things that weren’t so good for him. He kept his composure. I’m really proud to have Kobe here.”And that may just be the shot of confidence Paras needs, as he is set to sit out the upcoming season before finally suiting up come the 2018-2019 collegiate season.For now, he’s just glad that Theus still has his full confidence on him.READ: Kobe Paras commits to Cal State Northridge“I’ve been recruited ever since high school and Coach Reggie is still showing he wanted me to be here,” he said.Paras is set to see action for the Philippine team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, where he will team up with Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena, and JR Quiñahan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After a short stay in UCLA and a year spent in Creighton, Paras is looking for a fresh start back in the West coast.READ: Kobe Paras bids farewell to Creighton, plans transfer FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the second-generation cager shared that he has no regrets with the decisions he made.After the Bruins said that he had failed to meet their academic requirements, Paras went to Omaha, Nebraska, where he took a chance with the Bluejays but played sparingl, averaging 1.3 points in 15 games in his freshman season. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments 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’ “I just took a chance,” he said, as seen in a video of the presser posted on the CSUN. “As a freshman, I expected to play a lot. We had a strong lineup of older guys and (coach Greg McDermott) believed in the older guys. Everything happens for a reason.”READ: Kobe Paras plans to try out for GilasThough it wasn’t the path Paras originally envisioned when he took his act to the United States, he’s staying optimistic as he will now be coached by former NBA star Reggie Theus.“It’s been hard for me the last couple years. I’ve been through a lot of adversity and my head’s still high,” he said.Theus, meanwhile, thinks that Paras is just what the Matadors need going forward. After all, he has previously recruited the 6-foot-6 guard back in his days in Cathedral High School and Middlebrooks Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Kobe Paras. Photo by Cal State Northridge Matadors websiteNow on his third school in two years, Kobe Paras is hoping that Cal State Northridge will finally be the home he has been looking for.“It’s a new beginning and it’s very humbling for me,” the 19-year-old prodigy said as he was formally introduced on Thursday at The Matadome inside the campus.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
Alaska head coach Alex Compton. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUpon meeting Terrence Romeo on their way out of the hallways of Mall of Asia Arena, Alaska coach Alex Compton couldn’t stop himself from sharing a light moment with the player responsible for his team’s demise in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“Great shot, you jerk,” Compton said with a laugh to the GlobalPort star, who nailed the game-winning 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds remaining to push Batang Pier into the quarterfinals and knock off the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Compton admits that he’s not prepared for a lengthy vacation, saying that with all due respect to GlobalPort, he expected to be up all night deciphering ways to stop the Ginebra juggernaut in the quarterfinals.“This is strange country for me. I’m not prepared for this. I didn’t prepare to lose. I was prepared to stay all night reviewing the Ginebra stuff. I’m not used to this. It’s not ok,” he said.Unfortunately, Compton’s expectations will not be reality as Alaska now faces a long offseason pondering where things went south.That’s what an eight-game losing streak does to any team. Starting off 4-0 this conference, the Aces seemed to have lost hold of their identity as they bowed out for the first time in nine conferences under the guidance of the American coach.Compton himself observed the dip in Alaska’s defense as it allowed its foes to shoot 44.8-percent from the field, third-worst in the league, while also hauling down a league-worst 44.0 rebounds per outing.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Fearless Romeo saves day for GlobalPort: ‘It was a gutsy move’ MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “I think defensively, we are near the bottom. We needed a couple of stops late, but GlobalPort made their shots today,” he said. “I think the number one thing is our defense is a bit missing-in-action and in spurts, we’re not the best offensive team in the league.”“We typically play really hard and generate some points off our defense and it wasn’t that it was completely gone, it just was kind of uphill, downhill roller-coaster. To be in this league, you got to be consistent and that’s really my main concern.”With no other choice but to reassess their current state, Compton said little of what to expect from his team going into the 2017 Governors’ Cup.One thing is definite, though, the Aces will look at this offseason with a lot of pressure as they seek rebound from the failed campaigns this past two conferences.“I’m sure we will talk. We don’t lack data or effort in studying film, or the things that are readily obvious for us that I won’t share publicly. We just have to be better,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES GlobalPort won, 107-106, as Alaska missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 Governors’ Cup.Compton may have had a little laugh with Romeo but he knows his team’s early exit is no joke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think we just didn’t get it done and it’s not acceptable,” Compton said. “I’m aware of some factors, but I care not to share them right now.”“Any factors I’d share will be deemed excuses and I don’t believe in excuse-making, so I won’t make excuses. We’re aware of some reason why. The bottomline is we didn’t get it done and it didn’t meet our standards.” 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage “We’re very honored because we’re able to serve the country for 3×3 and we already have this chance for the Jones Cup,” said Ravena on Saturday in the Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 homecoming press conference.READ: Jeron Teng wants to join Gilas poolFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParas added: “It feels good that coach Chot (Reyes) called us. It’s not everyday that we get a chance to be included in the Gilas pool, so we’re looking at this as our chance to help the country.”Both Ravena and Paras are also hopeful to bring in another 3×3 teammate in the squad with Jeron Teng declaring his intentions to join the pool. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “Hopefully, we can bring that experience and the adjustment won’t be hard for both of us. We just need to learn the system because in a span of three weeks, it’s already Jones Cup,” he said. “We want to represent the country again and we know we have to work for that spot. Hopefully, it brings the best out of each other to prepare well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 soaks in the appreciation from the Filipino fans after its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Fiba.comAfter representing the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras now embark on a new challenge as they are set to join the Gilas Pilipinas pool practices on Tuesday.And for the two, nothing can compare to the privilege of being given the rare chance to don the national team colors.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire PH to build on 3×3 World Cup experience “We already represented the country with Jeron, so we know how committed he is,” Ravena said. “Once you’re representing the country, whether is in the youth team or the seniors stage, the commitment doesn’t change. and we know that’s the case with Jeron.”READ: Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 World CupThe 19-year-old Paras echoed the former King Eagle’s sentiment, saying that he knows how bad his roommate in France wants play again for the country.“We know what we’re doing is not for ourselves but for the nation. We need Jeron’s game in Gilas,” he said.Ravena is also optimistic that the international experience they gained with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 can be brought to the national team once they join the pool next week.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
If you find snake charmers roaming around the Games Village, don’t be surprised. They are there to trap the snakes which may have come out of their hideouts due to the spread of Yamuna water in the surrounding areas.Recently, some snakes were spotted around the Games Village and it raised alarm among the authorities. Thereafter, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) devised a way to catch them.An official of the veterinary department of the MCD said that due to the high level of Yamuna River, water had reached the embankment behind the Games Village and snakes had come out. “They can be poisonous and we have decided to hire some snake charmers to catch them,” the official said.He added that a few snake charmers had been called to the MCD office. They would be paid Rs 1,000 for every snake caught. They have been told to keep a vigil in the surrounding areas.Snakes are not the only cause of concern for authorities. Fed up with the menace of stray dogs in the Games Village and other venues, the MCD has also launched a drive to nab them. More than 100 stray dogs were rounded up from the areas.Delhi mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney said a drive had been launched by the department concerned to keep snakes and dogs away from the venues and CWG Village.”The MCD is trying its best to control stray animals before the Games. It has worked out a detailed plan and has formed special teams to keep stray cattle, monkeys, street dogs, snakes and rats off the roads in Delhi during the Games. Each team will be headed by a veterinary official and will do no other work except clamp down on illegal dairies and catch stray cattle and snakes,” an MCD official said.advertisement
Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday named captain of the Indian team for the first two matches of the ODI series against New Zealand starting on November 28 with the selectors opting to rest five senior players, including regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered due to injury concerns as a 14-member ODI squad was announced after a selection committee meeting in Nagpur.”M.S. Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered due to injury concerns, which require attention and rehabilitation,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra, who were part of the squad for the ODI series against Australia last month, were left out.Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan and S Sreesanth were recalled to the ODI sqaud.The selectors also announced the Test team for India’s tour of South Africa next month with Dhoni as the captain and all the other four senior players rested for the ODI series against New Zealand returning.Saha also found a place in the 17-man Test squad, the same as paceman Umesh Yadav.Jaydev Unadkat, who was named in place of Zaheer Khan for the ongoing third Test against New Zealand here, was also retained in the squad.Team for first two ODIs against New Zealand: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Sourav Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja.advertisementTeam for Test Series against South Africa: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha.With inputs from PTI
Lasith MalingaPakistan pace legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are relieved. When Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who demolished Kenya with a career best 6-38, said he had learnt his skills by watching the duo’s devastating armoury of yorkers, Akram and Younis were happy thanking their stars. Imagine if he said something like this after doing to Pakistan what he did to Kenya. Fortunately, Malinga did not play against Pakistan.
Without doubt it was Yuvraj Singh’s impressive batting performance that turned the match around for India after they had lost skipper Mahendra Singh on 187/5 during their World Cup quarter-final match against Australia on Thursday.Yuvraj (57 not out) along with Suresh Raina (34 not out) put an unbeaten 74 runs for the sixth wicket to help India win.Earlier while bowling, he returned with figures of 10-0-44-2 to once again stamp his class in the match with a Man-of-the-Match award.This was his fourth MoM award in the World Cup.
What the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wants, she gets.Ever since she ordered the barefoot information and technology minister to wear shoes, R.B. Udhayakumar has been sporting Bata chappals. Udhayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s devotee since 1997, had declared that he worships the ground that Amma walks on, and vowed never to wear,What the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wants, she gets.Ever since she ordered the barefoot information and technology minister to wear shoes, R.B. Udhayakumar has been sporting Bata chappals. Udhayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s devotee since 1997, had declared that he worships the ground that Amma walks on, and vowed never to wear footwear to the secretariat. “She is my god and I will obey her,” he now says. His feet are grateful for such obedience.