Nadal: Federer not ‘boyfriend’ material

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT, SMB repulse foes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next LATEST STORIES “One important thing that is a great example for kids, doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude.“That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already.” CBB UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses KEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland with the trophy next to runner up Rafael Nadal of Spain after the final at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Rafael Nadal had to calm growing enthusiasm over a possible US Open semi-final clash with old rival Roger Federer by warning reporters against making the two appear “boyfriends.”Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games When asked to describe what he admires most about Federer, also a long-time off-court friend, Nadal was keen to cool the “bromance.”“I don’t want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?” said Nadal, causing a packed media conference room to burst into laughter.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 shutout“We don’t want to talk these kind of things before important match. We have a lot of respect for each other, no? We played a lot of times. I think we did important things for tennis. We appreciate that.“We always had a good relationship. I think he always has been a great ambassador for tennis and for our sport, with good image, of course, and representing good values. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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Clippers are Griffin’s team more than ever with Paul gone

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “He’ll bring the ball up at times. He’ll be one of the guys we use as a facilitator.”Griffin will be whatever the Clippers need at the moment. And that figures to be more than their leading scorer.“We’re going to be a different team,” Griffin said. “It’s just the nature of getting so many new guys, but that’s a good thing. We’ve had some regular-season success but we haven’t had true success here. Now’s a good time to move forward.”Griffin, 28, has All-Star center DeAndre Jordan back in the middle. Danilo Gallinari is the new small forward. Patrick Beverley — who came over in the Paul trade — takes over at point guard, and either Lou Williams or Austin Rivers will start at shooting guard.That’s a lot of new.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s going to take some time with this many new guys,” Griffin said. “It’s on the guys who are coming back, who have been here year after year, to kind of help lead the way a little bit and show them how we dothings here.“We’re going to be a team that’s fun to watch. Get up and down and play hard.”That was a recurrent theme at the Clippers’ media day on Monday. Despite the loss of Paul — considered by many the league’s best point guard — the Clippers expect to run more this season than ever.“I think (his loss) mandates a change in style,” Rivers said. “Probably the style I’m more familiar to begin with. I’ve always been a ball-movement coach. I think we can get back into that.“I do want to play at a higher pace. You go into camp and you look at your team and you’ll find the pace that they want to play at. I think we should be an up-tempo team, an early-strike team. We should be a very physical team.”Even with Paul, the Clippers never could advance beyond the Western Conference semifinals. Some demanded change, and change has arrived.“I’m excited about this new challenge,” Griffin said. “It’s going to be fun.” Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin poses for photos during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — For six years, they were the Los Angeles Clippers’ dynamic duo, a one-two punch that led the team to the playoffs every season.Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were one of the most respected twosomes in the game. The Clippers won over 50 games each of the past five years.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kyrie Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And now they are no more.With Paul’s contract up, the Clippers traded their nine-time All-Star to the Houston Rockets in theoffseason.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 shutoutNow more than ever, the Clippers are Griffin’s team — a very different team with nine new players.“There will be times when Blake is the tallest guy on the floor,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We want him to be an aggressive player, an attack player. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Odds even

first_imgBOCAUE, Bulacan—Barangay Ginebra and Meralco will fight through exhaustion to gain a head start in the PBA Governors’ Cup championship that is now down to a best-of-three series.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts come into Game 5 carrying the momentum after winning the last two games to tie the series and would try to move on the hill as the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena here hosts the final three games of what has been the closest-fought title series of the season about to end.“We now have a series, guys,” Meralco’s Norman Black proclaimed after outlasting the Gin Kings in a close endgame for the second straight night on Friday.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 shutoutMorale boost“Coming back [from 0-2] down to tie them is a big morale boost for us. But it will still be very tough moving forward.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Both will be playing without key players for the remainder of the series.Meralco’s Ranidel de Ocampo is out because of a torn calf muscle while Cone has ruled out Sol Mercado who twisted an ankle near the final buzzer of Game 4.Meralco has been successful in holding down Ginebra’s huge roster in the last two games, with its ploy of running keeping the 7-foot Greg Slaughter, the Best Player of the Conference, on the bench in the endgame.The Bolts also rode out the inspiration given by former Most Valuable Players Jay Jay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa, who beat them here last year.“The players were just simply determined not to let them (Caguioa and Heterbrand) beat us again,” Black said. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “This is the way it should be,” Ginebra counterpart Tim Cone said after the 83-85 loss where his players failed to call for a timeout with under 20 seconds remaining.“We are playing a very tough team and they have been able to exploit our weaknesses.”Tip off is at 6:30 p.m. with Meralco shooting to move ahead for the first time in the series and inch closer to the franchise’s first title.“If you asked me before the start of this series if I would be happy [being 2-2] with them at this point, I would have said yes,” Cone added.Key players missingADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View commentslast_img read more

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Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bottas takes Brazilian GP pole after Hamilton crashes For her career, Solo has made 202 total appearances with the national team, with 153 wins and an international-record 102 shutouts.Solo’s time with the national team ended following last year’s Olympics in Brazil, where the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. Afterward, Solo called the Swedish team “cowards” for its defensive play.She was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and has not returned. She was dogged throughout her career with controversies, including a 2014 domestic violence case involving a family member’s home in Washington state.Blatter was suspended as head of soccer’s governing body for six years following allegations of widespread corruption in a scandal that came to light in 2015. U.S. and Swiss officials cooperated in the investigation, which is ongoing, and more than 40 people have been indicted.Blatter has had a history of what many consider to be sexist behavior concerning the women’s game.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort A representative for Solo confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the report was accurate and said the player had no further comment.Blatter spokesman Thomas Renggli messaged the AP on Saturday (Sunday Manila time): “This allegation is ridiculous.”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 remarks by Solo come amid a torrent of accusations by women of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment and media industries.Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women’s World Cup championship run, allowing just three goals in seven games with five shutouts during the tournament. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. APHope Solo says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter grabbed her rear shortly before the two were to appear on stage at a prestigious soccer ceremony four years ago. A representative for Blatter called the allegation “ridiculous.”In an interview published Friday (Saturday Manila time) in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team recounted what happened at the Ballon d’Or awards in 2013 in Zurich.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA U.S. forward Alex Morgan has said that Blatter failed to recognize her at the annual awards event in 2012, even though she was one of three nominees for the women’s Player of the Year.Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women’s game by wearing tighter shorts. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks beat Grizzlies

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Khris Middleton and John Henson had 17 points apiece as Milwaukee won a season-high third straight. Henson made eight of 10 shots in his highest-scoring game this season.Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Memphis, and Dillon Brooks added 19 points.After the Bucks threatened to pull away late in the third, Evans scored nine consecutive points to pull Memphis into an 84-all tie early in the fourth quarter. Memphis pulled ahead on Dillon Brooks’ 3-pointer with about nine minutes left. Milwaukee tied it on Tony Snell’s corner 3. A soft drop-in by Antetokounmpo put the Bucks ahead 100-96 with just under five minutes remaining, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.“Normally that game gets away from us,” Kidd said. “When we came back with the starters, we went on a run, but it started on the defensive end.”The Bucks got off to a strong start, shooting 65 percent from the field in the first quarter, including 6 for 6 on 3-pointers, to take a 34-29 lead.ADVERTISEMENT “It was confidence boost to see shots go down,” Middleton said.Memphis hit 10 of its first 11 shots in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead with 4:24 left in the half. Milwaukee made just one of six shots from long-range in the quarter, but pulled to 65-60 at the break, led by Antetokounmpo’s 12 points in the period.POSITIVE ATTITUDEFizdale said he is taking a positive approach with point guard Mike Conley, who has struggled with his shooting this season. He made 2 of 12 shots against the Bucks after entering the game shooting 40 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range.“Be positive. There’s no beating the players up over struggles,” Fizdale said. “It’s not the way to get them out of it, and it’s never been my approach. Mike has had a nagging injury and can’t control that.”BANG FOR THE BUCKFizdale believes the Bucks improved considerably with the recent acquisition of Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns.“You add Eric Bledsoe to anybody’s team and you are going to be way more concerned,” Fizdale said. “Obviously, there’s the pace and the speed that he brings to the game. His tenacity, his toughness, his ability to get to the rim. They are going to be something to reckon with this year with him.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wrapped up a five-game trip with a 2-3 record. Chalmers fouled out with 2:19 remaining. LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stunning KO loss ‘big lesson learned’ for Folayangcenter_img Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to shoot against Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — After being torched for 65 points in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the defensive pressure against the Memphis Grizzlies.Milwaukee held Memphis to 12 points in the third quarter to get back into the game and pulled away late in the fourth for a 110-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “In the first half, it was a shoot-around,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “I thought in the second half we focused on the defensive end.”Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bucks.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 shutout“We want to be a defensive team,” Antetokounmpo said. “Sometimes we make mistakes and forget who we are.”Memphis coach David Fizdale said the Grizzlies lacked intensity in the third quarter.“We try to pride ourselves on our toughness and I didn’t think we held up our end of the bargain tonight,” Fizdale said. “That third quarter, we just didn’t come out ready to compete. That was the big difference in the game.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Bucks: Middleton, who entered the game shooting 26 percent from 3-point range, hit his first three attempts from beyond the arc. … Bledsoe started but was a game-time decision with a knee contusion. “He got hit. It was sore,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “He was good yesterday. This morning he woke up and it was a little sore.” … F Mirza Teletovic missed his third straight game with left knee soreness.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Indiana on Wednesday night in the first of four consecutive home games.Bucks: Host Detroit on Wednesday night to wrap up a three-game homestand. 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Ceres eyes huge upset vs Tianjin

first_imgMOST READ The Busmen secured their visas from the Chinese embassy only on Monday afternoon and with no direct flight from Manila to Tianjin, they are estimated to arrive in the Northern coastal Chinese city at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.The Busmen opened their qualifying campaign with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Myanmar’s Shan United last Jan. 16, before stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, in Queensland last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Tianjin will be a step up in quality as the squad boasts world class talents in Brazilian Alexandre Pato, Belgian Axel Witsel and Chinese Nationals Zhao Xuri and Liu Yiming. Even with far from ideal preparation, Ceres Negros hopes to continue punching above its weight in Asia’s most prestigious club competition as it battles Chinese powerhouse Tianjin Quanjian on Tuesday in the final playoff for a spot in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.Not only are they heavy underdogs against the team that finished third in the Chinese Super League last season, the Busmen will also take the field in freezing conditions just 12 hours after arriving in Tianjin.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25Villar on rant vs DA budget: It’s not against research01:29Police 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 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Eala rules France tourney Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Team Steph, Team LeBron tip off NBA All-Star Game

first_imgLeBron James has started his 14th straight NBA All-Star Game, breaking a tie with Bob Cousy for the longest streak in league history. James is one behind Kobe Bryant for the most overall.Two intriguing subplots with Team LeBron are that James is teaming up again with Kyrie Irving, the Boston guard who campaigned to leave James’ side in Cleveland last summer; and Russell Westbrook is once again teammates with Kevin Durant, who ditched him in Oklahoma City in 2016 to win a championship in Oakland last year. The final starter on Team LeBron is Anthony Davis of New Orleans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames’ original roster has been dramatically altered by injuries to DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all won’t play.Stephen Curry is the first player in Golden State history to start five straight All-Star Games. His fellow starters are James Harden of Houston, DeMar DeRozan of Toronto, Joel Embiid of Philadelphia and Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee. NBA star Redick in racial slur storm Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Actor Kevin Hart performs prior to an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)First, there were elaborate pregame introductions by Kevin Hart, and then the Canadian national anthem by the Barenaked Ladies and the American national anthem by Fergie.Then it was time for the NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen at Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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CEU stays unbeaten

first_imgRod Ebondo proved unstoppable anew to power Centro Escolar University to a 91-85 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum as the Scorpions stayed unbeaten in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.The Congolese fired 33 points and snagged 20 rebounds to hike the Scorpions’ record to 3-0 while halting the Pirates’ (4-2) four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Saulong plan: Body attack Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Earlier, Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian coasted to a second consecutive win as it whipped Go for Gold, 87-65.The Revellers coasted to their fourth win in seven games. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Padda doesn’t regret benching star players early vs UE

first_imgKaTropa make it Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports 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 The Lady Falcons were gunning for a share of the third spot with Ateneo, but they wound up dropping to 3-4 while the Lady Warriors took advantage of Padda’s surprise move to take the match in five sets, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, for their first win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament“I don’t regret it, I don’t think that was the reason why we lost,” said Padda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPadda said Galanza rolled her ankle in their previous game against De La Salle while Soyud was sick and the two didn’t even show up for practice the whole week while Permentilla had to take care of family matters.And with the three not showing up in training, Padda decided to put Bernadette Flora, Chrislyn Uy, and Lea Perez in the starting lineup. View comments MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson University head coach Air Padda stood by her decision in benching captain Jema Galanza, Eli Soyud, and Chiara Permentilla in the first set of the Lady Falcons’ stunning loss to University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I have morals as a coach that I have to stick to my own and when you’re not in training the whole week you can’t just show up and play especially if it was a personal choice or whatever came up,” said Padda.Galanza was Adamson’s leading scorer, prior to facing UE, averaging 13 points a game while Soyud and Permentilla are both averaging a shade less than 10 points an outing.“I don’t understand how I’m supposed to start you when the other girls have been working hard, they’ve been there,” said Padda. “I don’t want to kill somebody’s dream, my job as a coach was to give everybody an opportunity.”“I don’t know if I can look at myself and call myself their coach so that was my decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gameslast_img read more

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Warriors owner on potential Cavs rematch: ‘We got unfinished business’

first_imgLOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo “We were the better team, but they did win,” Lacob described the 2016 finals.  “We need a chance to go in there and prove that.”Both squads have reinforced their lineups since last year’s match up, with Golden State landing perennial All-Star Kevin Durant. Cleveland, on the other hand, managed to bolster their chances for another title with key additions like Kyle Korver, Deron Williams and Derrick Williams. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORIES:WATCH: Jalen Rose waves ‘walis tambo’ prior to Dubs’ sweep of SpursNBA: Pachulia’s family receives death threats after Leonard incidentADVERTISEMENT The two powerhouse teams have split their NBA finals match up for the past two years, and the spirited executive couldn’t hide his desire for a deciding grudge match.With his team already finals-bound, Lacob candidly proclaimed that he wants another piece of the defending champs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I don’t care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland,” he told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears after the Dubs completed the sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. “We have some unfinished business.”Lacob even addressed last year’s gutting defeat and explained his team’s chances of one-upping their inter-conference rivals. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Jeff Chiu/Associated PressThe Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from a third straight ticket to the NBA Finals, and Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob couldn’t be more thrilled.READ: Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Filoil: Perpetual edges UE for 2nd win MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: Paul believes blockbuster trade will benefit both Rockets, Clippers

first_imgClippers coach Rivers on Chris Paul trade: ‘I hate the way it endedSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Before Mayweather-McGregor … Ali v Inoki “Everyone says, ‘We get killed. We can’t get there. We just can’t get over the hurdle.’ I felt like it was time for change,” he shared.“I got an opportunity to grow here,” he added. “It’s unreal to think about the times that we had. We had some good runs.”Furthermore, Paul downplayed the rumored nepotism between coach Doc Rivers and his son Austin, which pundits attribute to his exit in Los Angeles.“Just like I called Blake (Griffin) and those guys, I called Austin,” he said. “I wish him the best of luck with what he has going on in the future. No, that report wasn’t true. If anything, Austin has grown up a lot and is getting better. I heard the report. It’s not worth responding to.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Riveracenter_img Chris Paul  APNBA fans will definitely get some getting used to seeing Chris Paul donning the Houston Rockets’ colors.The league’s premier playmaker opted for a change in scenery and left the Los Angeles Clippers, which he helped rise from obscurity for the past six seasons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong 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 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster dealSpeaking to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, a sports news site, the 32-year-old point guard shared how  the trade bodes well for both franchises.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 feel like the last six years we’ve had a great run. I felt like it was not only a good time for change for me, but for the team, too,” he said.The nine-time NBA All-Star also addressed the Clippers’ struggles to get over the hump throughout his tenure, with the team looking like contenders throughout the season only to burn out come playoff time. View commentslast_img read more

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PH 5 scrapes past Taipei B

first_imgNext up for the Filipinos is Japan at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon even as the Canadians, who are getting better by the day here, shoot for a fourth straight win against Taiwan’s Team A in the 7 p.m. main game.One path that Gilas could take to winning the title is to sweep its remaining games and hope that Taiwan’s Team A defeats Canada.The 16-point win by the Filipinos on Sunday night would give Gilas the edge in case of a triple tie with Chinese Taipei A and the Canadians at the end of the elimination round, since Canada won by just 13.Wright fired 21 points and led all Filipino shooters for the second straight game. He hit five triples Monday and tallied nine in total against the two Taiwanese teams.“I’m just trying to do my job, and that is to make shots for this team,” Wright said.ADVERTISEMENT Ilocos, Stallion draw, still winless MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 But when push came to shove, Gilas separated itself from the boys as Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon and RR Pogoy took turns in hurting the young hosts and keeping them winless in three games.“Every year that I come to the Jones Cup, my most feared game is (against Chinese Taipei’s) Team B,” coach Chot Reyes said after the rather close shave, which came less than 24 hours after Gilas bamboozled the regular Taiwanese national team, 88-72.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“They play with a lot of energy and they have nothing to lose,” Reyes went on. “This is a game we always approach with a lot of caution and I told them to come out with maximum effort because they (Taiwanese) will play with maximum effort.”The win enabled the Filipinos to stay in the title hunt despite losing 77-90 to Canada 150 on opening day, but they cannot afford another loss and would have to get help from the other teams along the way. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Point guard Chun Chen-ying had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists to pace Taiwan B, which outrebounded Gilas, 40-37, despite the Filipinos, for a change, looking to be the bigger team.GILAS 93 – TAIPEI-WHITE 82GILAS 93—Wright 21, Pogoy 15, Myers 14, Jalalon 13, Ravena 10, Ferrer 8, Cruz 6, Standhardinger 6, Daquioag 0, Vosotros 0, Pessumal 0, Paras 0.TAIPEI-WHITE 82—Chen Y.C. 17, Barone 16, Huang T.H. 13, Chen G.Q. 9, Lee 8, Chien 5, Wen 5, Huang H.H. 4, Liu 3, Fan 2, Wu 0.Quarters: 18-20, 44-44, 69-62, 93-82Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTAIPEI—Finding it hard to sustain the intensity after two straight emotional grinds, Gilas Pilipinas needed to dig deep in the endgame to dodge the upset ax, escaping Chinese Taipei B, 93-82, in the Jones Cup Invitational at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here Monday afternoon.After going 1-1 against much tougher teams in their first two games that required nothing short of their best physically and emotionally, the Filipinos came out flat and yielded the momentum early.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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LeBron James ‘excited’ to return to Manila for ‘Strive for Greatness’ show

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: LeBron James headed back to Manila for Nike RiseTwo years after, he graced the final day of the the Nike Rise program, where under privileged kids got access to professional training for six weeks at the House of Rise.He is schedule to put on a show for his fans at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LeBron James dazzles Manila anew in his second trip to the country. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeBron James couldn’t hide his excitement over his return to Manila.The four-time NBA MVP is on his way to the Philippines for the “Strive for Greatness” tour on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img View comments “On my way to Manila! Excited to get back. #StriveForGreatness🚀” said James in a tweet.READ: LeBron James inspires, amazes fans in Manila 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 openingThis is James’ third visit to Manila.In 2013, fans even lined up for days just to get a chance to see him for the “Witness History” event. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Eze leads Saints in takedown of Heroes in NCAA Season 93 All-Star 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises

first_imgAkhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio And for the seasoned mentor, there’s only one word to describe this campaign with the Bulldogs: a challenge.“I like challenges,” he said. “The goal right now, realistically, is to be very competitive. Meaning tosay, we need to get to the Final Four because that’s the main objective. It will take a lot of hard work and you know that we’re the dark horse going into the Final Four, but hopefully, with a little hard work and a lot of luck, it’s attainable.”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 openingJarin inherits a young NU team, which failed to make it to the semifinals for the first time in five years last season.But the bench tactician likes what he’s seeing from his lineup with J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem serving as the team’s leaders. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coach: Jamike JarinLast Season: 5-9 (5th Place)Holdovers: J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, Rev DiputadoAdditions: Issa Gaye, Jonas Tibayan, Enzo JosonKey Losses: Alfred Aroga, Med Salim, Joshua Sinclair, JV GallegoWinner in every level he’s been in, coach Jamike Jarin embarks on a new chapter in his career as he is tasked to lead National University this upcoming season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: NU Bulldogs643 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem will be carrying the load for this season. With Issa Gaye joining us, that will be a good help also. And the bench will play a big, major role in our quest this season,” he said.But more than the manpower, what makes Jarin successful is his tried-and-tested system, something which he is hoping the Bulldogs have already bought into.“It takes a lot of time to really adapt to what you really want. But then, the only thing is I’m very fortunate personally because I inherited a group that has this good attitude — that has winning attitude, great culture. So you have to give credit to coach Eric Altamirano and his coaching staff for doing a great job,” he said.With that said, Jarin expects nothing less from this NU crew to bring in the energy for the full 40 minutes.“We’re gonna come in with a lot of energy. We’re gonna come in very competitive. We’re gonna come in all-out, and ready to surprise everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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PM inaugurates Sports Injury Centre at Safdarjung Hospital

first_imgPM Manmohan Singh inaugurates a sports injury centre at the Safdurjung hospital in New Delhi. PTI PhotoIndia on Sunday got its first ever dedicated ‘Sports Injury Centre’ as it braces to host the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday inaugurated the seven-storeyed Centre situated within the premises of the Safdarjung Hospital.The Centre aims to provide world class treatment for sport-related injuries to sportspersons of the country besides catering to the needs of the participants of the Commonwealth Games that begin Sunday next.The Centre, built at a cost of Rs 70 crore, has an inpatient capacity of 35 beds in two wards with all the modern facilities. It also has three world class integrated modular operation theatres with facility for video conferencing.It is equipped with state-of-the-art operation theatres, physiotherapy centre with all the facilities adhering to global standards and a dedicated team of well experienced and dedicated doctors.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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In the city

first_imgAll the latest products, places, fads and trends to grab hold of your city. Festive bonanzaThe festive aura provides an opportunity for everyone to indulge in luxurious gift options. Keeping up with the spirit, Swarovski brings their new collection. Choose from the exquisite crystal creations in eye-catching designs. Add the,All the latest products, places, fads and trends to grab hold of yourcity.Festive bonanzaThe festive aura provides an opportunity for everyone to indulge in luxurious gift options. Keeping up with the spirit, Swarovski brings their new collection. Choose from the exquisite crystal creations in eye-catching designs. Add the beauty of Nature to your table decorations with Jacky, Juliette and Liz from the Rocking Flowers range. At: G-5, SG Highway, Satellite Road, AhmedabadCough up: Bee Eaters (above) Rs14,250; Duck Rs 6,600Sense of smellPlatinum, the fragrance by Oriflame is worth a dekko. Specially made to capture the essence of the modern man, the scent is all-male. The combinations of fiery black pepper, sensual patchouli and leather are a must try.At: Contact your nearest Oriflame consultant or SMS Oriflame to 59994 to possess this bottle.Cough up: Rs 1,590Tune inPhilips has launched a new line of waterproof and sweatproof headphones, SHQ3000 & SHQ4000. Their rubberised black and bright orange design comes in three sizes with extra soft anti-bacterial silicon ear caps.Great for sports enthusiasts as these are weightless, secure, comfortable and safe for outdoor use.At: Philips stores Cough up: SHQ3000 Rs 1,999; SHQ4000 Rs 2,499last_img read more

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India 142/2 at stumps on Day 2 in Cape Town

first_imgSo far India have been playing their cards right in this deciding Test match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town. SCOREFirst the bowlers came good and then the batsmen did their part on Day 2 of the third and final Test on Monday.India opener Gautam Gambhir (65) and Sachin Tendulkar (49) were at the crease chipping away at South Africa’s first innings total of 362.There were initial hiccups in batting with Virender Sehwag getting out and Rahul Dravid falling short of his crease. But Gambhir along with Tendulkar steadied the India ship which was coasting along on 142/2 when proceedings came to an end on Day 2.Earlier, India quicks provided the required impetus to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s plans of a series win by claiming wickets quickly and regularly.And it was S. Sreesanth who stood out with his impressive bowling finishing with a five-wicket haul.But trust Jacques Kallis to deliver the goods when the chips are down and he did just that on Monday scoring an impressive 161.The way he shaped his innings commands respect. In a way it dented the pride of India bowlers, who had claimed seasoned batsmen without much resistance.He put on a 52-run 10th wicket partnership with last man Lonwabo Tsotsobe (8 not out) that spanned across 15 overs. He farmed the stand in such a fashion that Tsotsobe faced just 28 balls in an hour that he stood at the crease supporting Kallis in his endeavour.This was before the India pacers got busy counting heads on the Newlands track.advertisementSreesanth did the maximum damage claiming three wickets in the day to increase his victims list to five since yesterday when he had claimed Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers.Continuing his good form on the second day, Sreesanth sent off Ashwell Prince on 47 with a perfect in-swinger that curved in to destroy his stumps. On the very next ball he sent home Mark Boucher without even letting him open his account. Deep in the first session, he accounted for tail-ender Morne Morkel.Zaheer Khan, who got the better of opposition skipper Graeme Smith on the first day, added Dale Styen’s wicket to his list of victims before claiming Kallis to the end of the South Africa innings.Ishant Sharma finished with two wickets.last_img read more

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Will Aishwarya win ‘Razzy’ to match her hubby?

first_imgAishwarya Rai BachchanWe are a little tired of the glut of Bollywood awards that flood our TV screen every year, so a few imaginative types have cashed in on the boredom.Suddenly, various organisers are announcing their own desi versions of the Raspberry Awards-or the Razzies -to “honour” the ” worst of the worst” in Bollywood.If popular awards have become dime a dozen, you already have more than one set of awards that claim to be the ultimate Razzies for Bollywood.Over the past couple of years we have had the Golden Kelas. Now, another set of trophies, called the Ghanta Awards, are set to give the Kelas competition.The doubt of course remains over how many in self- obsessed, narcissistic Bollywood will be sporting enough to accept “trophies” for their bad shows with a vote of thanks.Very few in Hollywood are game to turn up at the Razzies. “If films such as Peepli [Live] , Phas Gaye Re Obama and Tere Bin Laden can take a jibe at social foibles, why can’t award ceremonies cock a snook at the mightiest of stars and filmmakers when they make a bad film?” says a newgeneration producer, not wishing to be named.Among the very few who were sporting enough to accept an Indian Razzy was Abhishek Bachchan. Last year, on receiving a Kela for Delhi-6, Abhishek sportingly said: ” This is a milestone in my career. I won for worst accent in Delhi- 6. Chalo , at least Delhi- 6 won something.” In comparison, Kareena didn’t quite seem to find it funny. “If Sandra Bullock can (win a Razzy and an Oscar in the same year), why can’t I bag a Kela Worst Actress for Kambakkht Ishq and then a Best Actress for 3 Idiots? I take it as a compliment,” she said.Leading the nominees for this year’s Kela for Worst Actor is Shah Rukh Khan for My Name Is Khan. Others nominees are Imran Khan for I Hate Luv Storys, Neil Nitin Mukesh for Lafangey Parindey, John Abraham for Jhootha Hi Sahi, Hrithik Roshan for Guzaarish and Vivek Oberoi for Prince. The actresses are Sonam Kapoor for Aisha, Deepika Padukone for Housefull and Break Ke Baad, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan for Raavan, Kajol and Kareena for We Are Family, Priyanka Chopra for Anjaana Anjaani and Pakhi Tyrewala for Jhootha Hi Sahi. Housefull, I Hate Luv Storys, Veer, My Name Is Khan, Tees Maar Khan, Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani and Action Replay vie for this year’s Worst Film Kela.The Ghantas, which created a furore by launching their website with a near-nude, photoshopped picture of Shakti Kapoor on its web page, are being launched this year. Blue, Raavan , Kurbaan , Pyaar Impossible and Housefull are in contention for the Worst Film.Kareena (for Kurbaan and We Are Family), Aishwarya (Robot and Raavan), Barbara Mori (Kites), Sonam (Aisha and I Hate Luv Storys), and Anushka Sharma (Badmaash Company) are vying for the Worst Actress award.Uday Chopra (for Pyaar Impossible), Himesh Reshammiya (Radio), Abhishek (Raavan), Shahid Kapoor (Chance Pe Dance , Milenge Milenge , Badmaash Company and Paathshaala) and Akshay Kumar (Blue, Khatta Meetha and Housefull) are competing for the Worst Actor Ghanta.The winners will be chosen according to online votes.advertisementlast_img read more

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Aero India 2011: ‘Flying Bulls’ dazzle on Day 1

first_imgAs the nine Kiran aircraft of IAF’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team drew Tricolour streaks across the skies on the opening day of Aero India 2011 , a Czech team of veteran flyers became their admirers.”They are very good,” quipped Miroslav Krejci, 55.A member of the ‘Flying Bulls’ aerobatics team, Krejci was chilling out after an equally challenging feat. “The Bangalore airfield, some 1,000 metres above the sea level is challenging. You won’t get the same power as you would at the sea level – so you have to save energy. “The four ZLIN 50 LX aircraft of the ‘Flying Bulls’ had flown close by, looping like an inverted G and a ‘hammerhead’. The announcer turned poetic, talking about butterfly’s grace and a raging bull’s heart.How do you fly so close? “That is because none of us can see so far away,” team leader Radka Machova, 62, said, leaving Krejci chuckling behind his walrus moustache. All the team members are above 50.Why do you fly? “Why not?” Krejci quipped. His colleague, Jiri Veprek, 51, sees flying as a “big pleasure”. For Jiri Sallar, 58, who was born at an airport while his family was celebrating the Czech Aviation Day (September 17), flying comes naturally.Machova just loves flying.”When I married I had a flying licence, so my husband knows what I was up to. I worked on ground for a while and then took up aerobatics.” Her elder son is an air traffic controller and the younger runs an adventure sports shop.As a team, their work is coordinated.In its signature manoeuvre called mirror flying, Machova and Krejci fly their aircraft one over the other upturned like a mirror image and Saller goes around them in what are called barrel rolls.”You have to be a bit crazy to do this sort of thing,” Krejci said, as the team chilled out over coffee and sponge cakes, clad in beige flying suits and thick leather sandals.”We have flown in South and North America and over the Arctic and Antarctica,” Machova noted. “We just dismantle, pack up our small planes, ship them and fly them.” The Flying Bulls are parked at Hangar 7 in Innsbruck, Austria.A RICH HISTORYThe team got its present name in 2001, when it was welcomed as the newest member of the big Red Bull family.The foundation of the ‘Flying Bulls’ was laid in 1960, when on a small airfield in Chrudim 100km east of Prague, four friends, Tlusty, Struz, Bezak and Klimenda, formed the aerobatics group ‘Box Trener’. Soon, they were winning hearts at air shows, receiving invitations from countries beyond the Czech Republic.But leaders of the former Czechoslovakia made it increasingly difficult for them to go abroad for shows. The squadron was forced to stop their aerobatic flights in 1982.The team was revived in 1989 by Unimax and called the ‘Unimax Devils’. In 1990, the team got a new sponsor, NTC Chrudim AG, and flew under a new name, ‘Sky Box’, till the Red Bull family adopted it in 2001.advertisementlast_img read more

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Kapil Dev ends stand-off, back on board with BCCI

first_imgKapil Dev ended his long stand-off with the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) on Wednesday.The World Cup-winning skipper, who was sacked as National Cricket Academy chief after taking over as the head of the rebel Indian Cricket League met BCCI president, N Srinivasan, at its Mumbai office and submitted a letter to bury the differences.The BCCI, in a statement, said Kapil wrote to it that he has resigned from Essel Sports Private Limited, the ICL promoters, and that he has pledged renewed support to the board.Although many former players and domestic cricketers were given amnesty by the BCCI after submitting letters regretting their act of joining hands with the ICL, Kapil had been steadfast in his stand that he did nothing wrong.Facing criticism for its treatment of the former national skipper, Srinivasan broke the ice in a brief meeting with Kapil when the BCCI brass assembled in Delhi on July 16 for the Working Committee meeting.Now that Kapil is back in BCCI’s good books, he should get the withheld money from the IPL profits and also the withheld pension as well as the arrears for the last five years.last_img read more

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Jamia offers Turkish language courses

first_imgIndicative of the growing interaction between India and a nation that straddles the Asian and European continents, Turkish language courses are the hot flavour at the capital’s Jamia Millia Islamia, with 400 applications being received for a bachelor’s degree introduced from this year.”The response is overwhelming. We didn’t expect it. It’s on account of a new phase of strengthening of bilateral trade relations between India and Turkey in the last few years, which has added to the demand for language experts on both sides,” informed university Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung.Jamia’s Faculty of Humanities and Languages has hitherto taught Persian and Arabic as foreign languages.Says faculty dean Gyan Prakash Sharma: “Indian presence in Turkey is increasing, because the government there is open to Indian investments. At the same time, because Turkey did not secure entry into the EU, it shifted its attention to this economic region. The engagement between the two countries is thus in heavy industry.”Besides the bachelor’s course, Jamia is also offering a certificate, diploma and advanced diploma in Turkish. Faculty and research scholars from Jawaharlal Nehru University are also attending these courses, for which the university has enrolled 160 students this year.The faculty for the programme will be provided by the Turkish government under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Jamia.”They have asked us for space, while the faculty will be provided by their government,” Sharma said.The new courses are part of the university’s thrust to enhance understanding about geographical regions across the globe. Its study programmes on Pakistan, Central Asia, China, Bangladesh and Afghanistan “are aimed at preparing a cadre of researchers who have a firm grip over geopolitical issues”, a university spokesperson said.”At the same time, through its diplomas and advanced diplomas in European and Latin American languages, it’s preparing trained manpower for BPO, tourism and hospitality sectors and even areas like heavy engineering,” the spokesperson added.- With inputs from IANSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Schofield scores 29, No. 3 Tennessee beats Memphis 102-92

first_imgLeBron James, Lonzo Ball post triple-doubles in Lakers win over Hornets SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Their entire team emptied the bench to come over,” Hardaway said. “They weren’t coming over because it was a timeout. You can visibly see guys with their fists balled, talking trash to our guys or whatever it was, almost like a standoff.”This game featured 57 fouls combined, with 35 on Memphis. Tennessee had a big edge at the free throw line (39 of 46) compared to the Tigers (16 of 22).UP NEXTTennessee: Hosts Samford on Wednesday night.Memphis: Hosts Little Rock on Wednesday night. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said they knew coming in this would be a big game for Memphis.“We’ve got a lot of room for growth,” Barnes said. Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) controls the ball against Memphis guard Tyler Harris in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Admiral Schofield popped his Tennessee jersey to the Memphis fans who had been screaming at him throughout the game.The rivalry between Tennessee’s top basketball programs is back on, and the Volunteers have the upper hand for now.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening This rivalry had cooled down since that No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in 2008. It’s the first game between the programs on either end of Tennessee since January 2013.These Vols came in with a big advantage in both size and experience with all five starters back from the team that shared the Southeastern Conference regular-season title last year. They trailed only once at 3-2 within the first minute on a trio of free throws by Harris.With Tennessee hitting its first five shots, including a trio of 3-pointers, the Vols took a 15-5 lead on Schofield’s 3 with 16:21 left. Tennessee led 50-35 at halftime. Hardaway said the Tigers worked all week to start fast.“Hey, man, that’s where they’re ranked No. 3 in the nation,” Hardaway said. “And we’ve just got to continue to work hard. The second half was more what we wanted, we just couldn’t put two halves together, which led us to lose by 10. When you give up 102 points on your own home floor, you’re not going to win too many of those.”The Tigers pulled to 63-56 when Antwann Jones’ 3 capped eight straight. Schofield scored the next five for Tennessee. Davenport did his best to rally Memphis but couldn’t get the Tigers closer than eight despite hitting 10 of 12 shots.BIG PICTURETennessee: The Vols finally have a true road game on their resume with the arena filled with lots of Memphis blue. Barnes wasn’t happy with his Vols turning it over 18 times, which Memphis turned into 14 points.Memphis: Hardaway needs more time, and his 2019 recruiting class is led by James Wiseman. But he had the Tigers racing up the floor every chance they got in transition. Hardaway’s halftime adjustments were evident when the Tigers hit as many shots (10) within the first nine minutes as the entire first half.CHIPPY FINISHWith 47.8 seconds left during a timeout, officials gave double-technicals to Bone and Memphis guard Alex Lomax. Hardaway said Bone said something disrespectful, setting off a sequence that included the Memphis coach not getting an answer about why the Vols didn’t get a technical for leaving the bench. Kyvon Davenport helped Memphis (5-5) keep Tennessee from blowing the Tigers out. He scored 26 of his career-high 31 points after halftime and had 11 boards. Tyler Harris added 10 points.First-year Memphis coach Penny Hardaway remains winless against the Vols after going 0-2 when playing for the Tigers in the early 1990s. Simply having the former NBA star as head coach has Tigers’ fans excited enough about the future that they sold out the FedExForum for the first time since March 7, 2009, against Tulsa just before coach John Calipari left for Kentucky.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis 102-92 Saturday to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival.“We wanted to come in and make a statement for our university here on their floor,” Schofield said with a smile. “And I think we did that, so you know the crowd was chirping a little bit. So I just had to let them know. UT. UT still on top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Volunteers (8-1) avoided any letdown after a weeklong layoff for finals since upsetting then-No. 1 ranked Gonzaga last weekend in Phoenix. That win pushed the Vols to their highest Associated Press ranking since Feb. 25, 2008, when they went to No. 1 after upsetting another top-ranked team in Memphis.Grant Williams added 19 points for Tennessee. Jordan Bone had 17, Jordan Bowden 12 and Kyle Alexander 10. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View commentslast_img read more

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Big game for Giannis Antetokounmpo helps NBA-best Bucks beat Nets

first_imgBrooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen, left, watches as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, tries to strip the ball from Nets forward Rodions Kurucs (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — They already had the NBA’s best record, so Giannis Antetokounmpo knew the Bucks were a good team.A powerful finish to a five-game road trip showed him they might be even better than that.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The remaining Nets were no match for the Bucks, especially with Shabazz Napier going 0 for 10 behind the arc and DeMarre Carroll missing his first eight overall before finishing 2 for 11.“It just seemed like everything that we did, they had a plan for it. They just played their butts off defensively,” Brooklyn center Jarrett Allen said.Despite all that, the Nets trailed by only nine at halftime. It was nearly 11, but Antetokounmpo’s basket was ruled too late after he picked up an inbounds pass with three seconds left near one foul line and got all the way to the other basket to attempt a layup.But the Bucks broke out for 36 points in the third quarter, extending their lead to 87-64.TIP-INSBucks: Bledsoe missed Saturday’s game at Washington with a sore Achilles tendon. … Antetokounmpo was the Eastern Conference player of the week last week for the second consecutive week. He has won the award six times this season.Nets: Atkinson said LeVert (dislocated right foot) and Crabbe (sore right knee) would practice with the Nets’ G League affiliate on Tuesday. Atkinson said he wasn’t sure yet if they would be able to get into games before the All-Star break. … The Nets signed F Mitch Creek to a second 10-day contract.DRAFT STRATEGYAntetokounmpo, as the highest vote-getter among fans in the East, will draft one of the All-Star rosters Thursday. LeBron James has the first pick, so Antetokounmpo said he hasn’t made a list of who he wants because James can get them first in the first round.But he did say he’s leaning toward Stephen Curry with his first pick. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Vince Carter provides needed spark as Hawks beat Wizards Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES “I might pick Steph because he picked me first last year and I’ve got to return the favor,” Antetokounmpo said.BACKCOURT BOOSTBesides LeVert and Crabbe, the Nets are also without Dinwiddie (right thumb surgery) and Harris (sore right hip). So Atkinson said the nearing returns of some regulars is “good timing.”“Listen, it doesn’t have to be 40 minutes, right?” Atkinson said. “I think that would be kind of the best scenario, just kind of integrating those guys slowly into the lineup. That’s going to be a big boost for us. I think right now, like I said, it’s good timing.”IN THE CROWDFormer President Bill Clinton and Brooks Koepka, last year’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, were in attendance.UP NEXTBucks: Host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.Nets: Host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. View commentscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The teams entered with the two best records in the East since Dec. 7, with the Bucks coming in 22-6 and Brooklyn 20-8. But the Nets were minus a lot of the firepower that produced that strong stretch.“Brooklyn’s really banged up so it’s almost not fair, but for us at the end of a road trip it’s a good win,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.D’Angelo Russell scored 18 points for the Nets, who have been forced to go deep down their roster because of injuries and lost their third in a row.Brooklyn shot 32 percent overall while playing without Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Jared Dudley and Allen Crabbe, all either starters or key reserves.“We obviously have some guys out and some guys back and are mixing and matching,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I like what we do offensively. Sure we can move it better, but it’s tough when you’re not making shots.”ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “To finish our road trip with four wins in a row says a lot about this team and how great it can be,” Antetokounmpo said.Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and Milwaukee beat the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets 113-94 on Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe injury-depleted Nets missed 19 of their first 20 3-point attempts, making it another easy night for the team with the league’s top record. Brooklyn finished 5 for 42 (11.9 percent) behind the arc and had its nine-game home winning streak snapped.Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points and Eric Bledsoe had 15 for the Bucks, who won their fourth straight — all by double digits — after dropping the first game of the trip in Oklahoma City. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

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Porsche 911 S Martini Racing Edition unveiled

first_imgPorsche has introduced a 911 in Martini racing livery. This special edition will be available only in select markets like Europe, China, Japan and Latin America, and not in India.Porsche Exclusive is releasing the “Martini Racing Edition” of the 911 Carrera S to coincide with this year’s 24 hours of Le Mans race. Marking the return of Porsche to endurance motorsport is a limited edition 911 in traditional Martini racing design, which reflects the styling of Porsche race cars of the 1970s. The 911 Carrera S pays tribute to the successes of the legendary Porsche Le Mans race cars such as the 917 and the 935 “Moby Dick”. The special edition is limited to 80 units and will be exclusively sold in select markets of Europe, in China, Japan and in Latin America.For select 911 models, Porsche Tequipment will be selling the exclusive Martini decal set as an aftermarket kit in Germany and other markets.The “Martini Racing Edition” of the 911 Carrera S will be available in the monochrome body colours white and black. The boot lid, roof section, rear wing and vehicle’s sides are accentuated by the “Martini Racing Design” decor set with the characteristic bluered Martini colour pattern. The special front apron of the Aerokit Cup has an optimised spoiler lip which gives the vehicle an even more distinctive appearance.The aerodynamic counterpart is the fixed rear spoiler of the Aerokit Cup, which rounds out the car’s sporty look. When entering the car, the stainless steel door sill panels with the red illuminated “911 Carrera S – Martini Racing Edition” badge already identify this car as an exclusive limited edition. The interior package includes dashboard accents in body colour with the “Martini Racing Edition” badge. The Martini Porsche also has a sport design steering wheel and the Sport Chrono package as standard. The extensive standard equipment is complemented by such features as Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, a Bose sound system, tachometer with black gauge dial and all-electric sport seats in black leather.advertisementThe heart that beats in the Martini Porsche is a 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine with 400 hp. This 911 matches the level of dynamic performance of the regular 911 Carrera S: The car accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with a PDK gearbox and activated Sport Plus button. Its combined fuel consumption, on the other hand, is familiarly moderate at 8.7 litres per 100 km (CO2 emissions: 202 g/km).Starting in June 2014, the Porsche 911 Carrera S “Martini Racing Edition” will launch in the European markets of Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Finland and Great Britain. Starting in August 2014, the special edition will also be available in China, and from October 2014 in Japan and in Latin America.last_img read more

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Home Ministry denies recommending Dhyan Chand’s name for Bharat Ratna

first_imgDhyan Chand The Home Ministry on Tuesday denied that it had recommended hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s name for the Bharat Ratna. “There is no discussion regarding this in the government. The stories in media have no basis,” Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said.Earlier in the day, there were reports that the Sports Ministry has recommended the hockey legend’s name for India’s highest honour.According to sources in the PMO, suggestions for various names have come in while the final decision is yet to be taken.Dhyan Chand had won three Olympic gold medals for hockey for India between 1928 and 1936. The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government made the last minute, but vital, change to ignore hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna by replacing the hockey great’s candidature with that of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from Test cricket last year.The dishonour meted out to Chand is visible in the mail trail, accessed by Headlines Today, involving the Prime Minister’s Office which show how the government snubbed Dhyan Chand to favour Sachin, no doubt two greats.On July 16 last year, the then Sports Minister Jitendra Singh recommended the hockey legend’s name for the Bharat Ratna which was acknowledged by former PM Manmohan Singh nine days later. The internal PMO note reveals Dhyan Chand’s name was making rounds for the award till early August 2013. This was possible due to an amendment in 2011 to the law which made sportspersons eligible for the country’s highest honour.last_img read more

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Sindhu stuns world No. 2 Wang of China to ensure second medal at World Championships

first_imgP.V. Sindhu in action against world No. 2 Wang Shixian of China at the Badminton World Championship in Copenhagen on FridayPusarla Venkata Sindhu certainly knows how to step up on the big stage. On Friday, she knocked out world No.2 and All England Champion Wang Shixian of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to storm into the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, bagging a second successive medal from the mega event.In the previous edition in Guangzhou, Sindhu had won a bronze – a historic first for any woman Indian shuttler in the singles event. Now, she has become the only Indian to win two World Championships medals. Prakash Padukone is the other Indian to win a singles medal at the World Championships, interestingly it came in Copenhagen in 1983.In the semi-final, Sindhu will face Spain’s Carolina Marin, the new sensation in the sport. Marin got the better of Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 19-21, 21-19, 21-11. Sindhu has beaten Marin once but lost to her in the Australian Open in June. “It is a great feeling. My effort now will be to change the colour of my medal,” an ecstatic Sindhu told Mail Moday from Copenhagen.”It was a tense and crucial match. I’m happy that I was able to hold my nerve. I’ve often played long and close matches against her, so I was prepared for it. I was trailing 16-12 in the second game and I recovered well. It’d not have been possible without the motivation of my coach.” Saina, on the other hand, faltered in the quarter-finals for a fifth time in her career. She went down to top seed and world No.1 Li Xuerui 15-21, 15-21.advertisementSindhu showed remarkable resilience and stamina as she rallied to win the marathon hour-and-25-minute match. In the decider, the lanky Hyderabadi pulled away from 15-15 to win six points in a row. She had beaten the Chinese at the same stage in the previous edition too. Sindhu improved 4-2 against Wang in the head-tohead record. In the pre-quarterfinals, too, Sindhu had fought back from a game down against a higher-ranked, seeded sixth Korean Bae Yeon Ju.last_img read more

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Petron turns back Cignal, barges into PSL Grand Prix finals

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–Petron started off cold but still got enough fuel to go full steam ahead to its seventh straight championship appearance Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Bucking an opening set defeat, Petron bounced back to crush Cignal HD, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 and enter the final of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Center.It was the Blaze Spikers’ 17th win, needing just two more wins to capture the title by sweep, something they themselves accomplished four years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut Petron will have to contend against the winner between F2 Logistics and PLDT in the other semifinal duel.Stephanie Niemer had 35 points for Petron. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Spurs looking for Game 7 vs Nuggets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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PH Wildcats move on to 2019 PONY World Series

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Golden Glove awardee Christian Marantal. (Contributed photo)MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ 10U-select Wildcats baseball team avenged their preliminary loss to the Korean team in a tightly fought final — making them the Asia Pacific Zone Champions — at the Phu Nhuan Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Sunday, June 2.With the victory, the Wildcats gets the honor of representing the Asia Pacific Region to the 2019 PONY World Series, which will be held from Aug. 2 to 5 in Youngsville, Louisiana.ADVERTISEMENT The highlight of this inning was the Wildcats’ last defensive play. With the Korean team having two outs, but with a runner on third base, batter Lee Seo Jun hit a grounder straight to Mustang MVP Mio Ilagan who made an easy throw to catcher Mark Olayvar to give their rivals their third out.The Wildcats baseball team holding the Philippine flag. Contributed photoTeam members and supportersThe other Wildcats team members are Jaden de Venecia on first base, Quinn Blume on left field, Gelo Panopio on second base, Ken Orata on right field, and Ethan Galvez on left field.MVP Mio Ilagan gets a victory ride as the Wildcats baseball team celebrates after winning the game. Contributed photoEric Gesmundo heads the coaching staff, which is composed of Kiko Gesmundo, Ching Geroche, and Tony Olayvar.The team is supported by IMG PH, Manila Bankers Life, Jollibee PH, Azuthai, BLK 513, Gatorade PH, Balesin Island Resort, Centrex PH, Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro, and the team members family and friends.(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Best is yet to come for NorthPort’s Prince Ibeh Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Then right-fielder Juancho Gatmaitan and left-fielder Jorell Ching gave Korean ace pitcher Park Chan Min a surprise by making it to home plate, adding two more runs for the Wildcats, putting the score at 5-0.In the fourth inning, however, Korean batter Kim Min Geon and Jung Seok Yong mounted a rally that sparked a four-run rally, just a point shy of tying the Wildcats.But then the Korean coaching staff made a costly error in that inning, leading to a third out.In the fifth inning, Wildcats center fielder Santino Malabanan was gifted a balk, sending right-fielder Gatmaitan to home plate again, putting the score at 6-4.Leading at the top of the sixth inning, the Wildcats only had to keep the Korean from making any runs.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP They will face the champions from the U.S. West Zone. Other champion teams in the bracket are from the Caribbean and North Zones. The defending champion is Mexico.Consistent pressureFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Wildcats commanded a 3-0 lead at the bottom of the first inning, with co-skippers Mio Ilagan and Raffy Blaza and ace pitcher Axl Fallorina leading the charge.Axl Fallorina, catcher Christian Marantal–the Golden Glove Awardee–kept up the pressure in the second inning, keeping their rivals from making any runs. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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Bleeding during cancer treatment

first_imgWhat to ExpectYour bone marrow makes cells called platelets. These cells keep you from bleeding too much by helping your blood clot. Chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants can destroy some of your platelets.If you do not have enough platelets, you may bleed too much. Everyday activities can cause this bleeding. You need to know how to prevent bleeding and what to do if you have bleeding.Self-careTalk with your doctor before you take any drugs, herbs, or other supplements. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), or other drugs unless your doctor tells you it is okay to.Be careful not to cut yourself:Do not walk barefoot.Use only an electric razor.Use knives, scissors, and other tools carefully.Do not blow your nose hard.Do not cut your nails. Use an emery board instead.Take care of your teeth:Use a toothbrush with soft bristles.Do not use dental floss.Talk with your doctor before getting any dental work done. You may need to delay the work or take special care if you have it.Do not get constipated:Drink plenty of fluids.Eat plenty of fiber in your meals.Talk with your doctor about using stool softeners or laxatives if you are straining when you have bowel movements.Other tips:Avoid heavy lifting or playing contact sports.Do not drink alcohol.Do not use enemas, rectal suppositories, or vaginal douches.Woman should not use tampons. Call your doctor if your periods are heavier than normal.advertisementIf you cut yourself:Put pressure on the cut, with gauze, for a few minutes.Use ice on top of the gauze to help slow the bleeding.Call your doctor if the bleeding does not stop after 10 minutes or if the bleeding is very heavy.Know what to do if you have a nosebleed:Sit up and lean forward.Pinch your nostrils, just below the bridge of your nose (about two-thirds down).Use ice wrapped in a washcloth on your nose to help slow the bleeding.Call your doctor if the bleeding gets worse or if it does not stop after 30 minutes.When to call the doctor?Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:A lot of bleeding from your mouth or gumsA nosebleed that does not stopBruises on your arms or legsVery small red or purple spots on your skin (these are called petechiae)Brown or red urineBlack or tarry looking stools, or stools with red blood in themBlood in your mucusYou are throwing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee groundsLong or heavy periods (women)Headache that does not go away or is very badBlurry or double visionBelly painReferencesNational Cancer Institute. Chemotherapy and you: support for people who have cancer (PDQ). June 29, 2007. Accessed May 29, 2012.Review Date:6/5/2012Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: UP Yoddha Beat Bengaluru Bulls 45-33 to Wrap Up League Phase

first_imgGreater Noida: UP Yoddha wrapped up their home leg in style, beating Bengaluru Bulls 45-33 and set up the Pro Kabaddi League Eliminator against Bengaluru Bulls.Yoddha, now placed third in the table with 74 points, will face sixth-placed Bulls in Eliminator 1 on October 14 in Ahmedabad. The hosts trailed in the first half but came back strong with Shrikant Jadhav and Surender Gill scoring nine raid points each.Local boy, Ashu Singh was the standout defender for the team with five tackle points in the match.Pawan Sehrawat, the star raider of the Bulls scored a Super Raid where he got rid of Sumit, Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill and Ashu singh in one go.The score stood at 6-1 in favour of Bulls. Soon after, Bengaluru inflicted the first all out on U.P. to go ahead 9-2 with just four minutes into the half.Trailing 4-14, the hosts scored a Super Raid through Surender Gill to reduce the deficit to 9-14.Yoddha then inflicted the first all-out on Bengaluru to reduce the gap 14-17, firmly within the range of Bulls, who went into half-time leading 22-20.Yoddha took the lead for the first time in the match after inflicting the second all-out on Bulls. Their defence got better as they tackled with purpose allowing the opponents no breathing space.With the half coming inching towards the end, Rishank looked in inspiring form as he scored two important raid points helping his team establish a three point cushion at 34-31 going into the official time-out.It seemed like the final nail in the coffin as with less than two minutes to go in the match Yoddha inflicted the third all-out to lead 42-32 and eventually sealed the win. bengaluru bullspklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019 First Published: October 11, 2019, 11:40 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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T20: Kohli may open as India start favourites despite Gayle factor

first_imgSkipper Virat Kohli might open the innings when India take on the West Indies in a one— off Twenty20, aiming to finish their Caribbean sojourn on a high despite the threat posed by Chris Gayle’s return to the home team.After winning the five—match ODI series 3—1, India will certainly have an upperhand despite the presence of Gayle, who can single—handedly swing fortunes especially in the shortest format.However, Gayle will be donning the Caribbean maroons after a gap 15 months during which he has battled injuries as well as poor form during the IPL, which was his last competitive tournament before this particular game.West Indies are reigning world champions with the likes of Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree still a part of the current squad led by their World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite.Also there’s Evin Lewis, who had scored a 49—ball—100 in West Indies’ one—run win over India in a T20 game in Florida, last year.But T20 is one format where the home team starts on even keel against an Indian team which had its foot firmly on the pedal save an occasional blip in Jamaica.The change in format may bring about some strategic shift in the playing XI with Kohli expected to open the innings.Kohli has opened a lot for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and also occasionally for India when Rohit Sharma has not been around.While Ajinkya Rahane has had a fantastic ODI series with close to 350 runs including a century and three half—tons, Kohli opening the innings with Shikhar Dhawan looks more imminent considering the change in format.The young Rishabh Pant could finally get his chance on the tour. Pant was a part of the playing XI that last played a T20 match against England in Bengaluru, earlier this year.The Indian team management is aiming to groom Pant as the future limited—overs glovesman and that’s the reason he may get his chance.Kuldeep Yadav, who has been a successful T20 bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders, may also make his T20 International debut after an impressive series in which he picked up eight wickets.Since there has been a pattern in the first XI selection of the Indian team, the last T20 International saw leg—spinner Yuzvendra Chahal pick up six England wickets.With Chahal not being a part of this squad, the management may go for a wrist spinner in Kuldeep, who has the ability trouble the batsmen with his wrong ‘uns.IPL’s highest wicket—taker, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, after some well—earned rest, will be leading the pace attack alongside Umesh Yadav.For West Indies, the onus will be on their spin twins Narine and Badree, who can trouble the Indian batsmen with their variations. Narine may also open the innings, something which he successfully did for KKR in the IPL.Squad Virat Kohli Virat Kohli Published on × COMMENT SHAREcenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami.West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wk), Kesrick Williams. July 08, 2017 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Indian Women’s U-17 Football Team to Undergo Camp in Kalyani For FIFA World Cup

first_img campFIFA Women’s World CupFIFA world cupIndian women’s football team First Published: November 4, 2019, 8:03 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Kalyani: The Indian team will undergo a 10-day camp here later this month as part of preparations for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by the country.The India U-17 women’s team has already been in the camp for the last four months and after a brief break, the players will once again assemble here on November 9. The probables in the camp will be divided into four different teams to play each other in the round-robin format on November 11, 13, and 15.Coach Alex Ambrose, who recently led India to the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2019 title last month, believes that these matches will help the coaching staff gauge the talent pool that they have at their disposal.”The tournament in Kalyani will open up a lot of avenues for us. We have already had a set bunch of players for four months now but this will allow us to take a look at other players as well,” said Ambrose.”This is the future of women’s football in India, and we need to build them up in the best possible manner, in order to further improve.”The coach also said that the 10 days in Kalyani will be crucial for those girls who did not get much game-time in the previous exposure tours or in the SAFF U-15 Championship.”Also, for the girls who did not get much match-time in the exposure tours or in the U-15 SAFF Championship, it is a good opportunity to show what they have got. last_img read more

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India Clubbed With Great Britain, Netherlands in Women’s Hockey at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicshockeyIndiawomen’s hockey First Published: November 24, 2019, 11:40 AM IST New Delhi: The Indian women’s team has been placed in Pool A along with defending champion Great Britain and world number one Netherlands for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. Germany, Ireland and South Africa are the other teams in the pool.Ranked ninth in the world, the Indian women’s team had qualified for the Olympics after beating US 6-5 on aggregate in the qualifiers held at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar earlier this month. Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, China and host Japan form the Pool B.Meanwhile, the Indian men’s hockey team have been clubbed alongside defending champion Argentina and world number one Australia in Pool A. The other three teams in India’s pool are Spain, New Zealand and Japan.Ranked fifth in the world, India had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate in the qualifiers earlier this month.Pool B comprises of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada and South Africa in the groupings announced by world governing body FIH.”To determine the composition of the pools, the same process has been applied as for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. With all participating teams being ranked among the top 16 teams of the current FIH World Rankings, fans can expect thrilling hockey encounters in Tokyo next year,” the FIH said in a media release on Saturday.The Olympic hockey tournaments will be staged in the Oi Hockey Stadium from July 25 to August 7 next year. last_img read more

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VIDEO: Boxer leaves without throwing a single punch AFTER bell rings to protest fighter…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIt takes tremendous guts to step inside the ring and put your life on the line to provide for your family. But a very weird thing happened with boxer Curtis Harper on Friday night’s Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 card in Minneapolis.Curtis Harper (13-5-0) was scheduled to fight Nigerian Olympian and heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (5-0-0) on the undercard of Mahonry Montes and Jamal James.However, Harper walked out of the ring immediately after the opening bell Friday night, leaving fans upset and commentators confused and Harper exited the ring and walked back up the ramp to the dressing rooms amidst loud boos from the crowd.The fight was ruled out as DQ victory for Efe Ajagba but he was stunned by the incident.Bobby Brunette from the Minnesota boxing commission looked into the matter:“He told me wanted to see his contract before he fought,’’ Brunette said. “I told him, ‘The contracts are all signed and filed with the state.’ And then he said if wasn’t going to fight if he didn’t see his contract.’’Harper who talked to a sideline reporter from PBC Jordan Hardy said:“Yeah, I’m good, but I need respect. They are not paying me enough, and they’re going to pay me now.’’It’s unclear about what the future holds for Curtis Harper, but after the stunt, he pulled tonight, it’s unlikely that he will be getting paid.VIDEO:Video Playerhttps://www.sportsindiashow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/asp88eCGMg-6FXza.mp400:0000:0001:01Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Serie A – Trivia ( Match Day 7)

first_img1)      Juventus are yet to taste defeat this season in Serie A, they have cent percent record, bagging the maximum points possible from the 5 games played.2)      Juventus have never dropped points against Napoli at the Allianz Stadium3)      Napoli were in pole position to win the Serie A title last season by winning 10 matches in a row but stumbling blocks at the end of the season against AS Roma, Inter, Sassuolo and AC Milan allowed the Bianconeri’s to sneak in their seventh consecutive championship.4)      Juventus have already won seven successive Italian titles and having invested in Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer they intend to cling to their eight successive title as well.5)      AS Roma vs Lazio or commonly known as Derby di Roma is considered as the most fiercest intra-city derby in Serie A. Lazio holds the record for the most consecutive derby wins in single season, winning 4 derbies during the 1997-98 season ( 2 in Serie A and 2 in Copa Italia quarter-finals.)6)      AS Roma and Lazio both come into this match with contradicting form. AS Roma have not won any of their last 5 games, losing four and drawing one while, Lazio have won last 4 of their 5 games coming into this tie.7)      What makes the rivalry between AS Roma and Lazio interesting is that both these teams share the same home ground, Stadio Olimpico.Advertisement Advertisement Juventus vs Napoli – Watch Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 & SONY TEN 2 HD at 9.30 pm on 29th September 2018AS Roma vs Lazio – Watch Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 & SONY TEN 2 HD at 6.30 pm on 29th September 2018last_img read more

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Steve Smith relieved as Brendon McCullum retires from international cricket

first_imgThe impact of Brendon McCullum’s retirement from international cricket on Wednesday was summarized, from an opponent’s perspective, by Australian captain Steve Smith, who didn’t know whether to be happy or sad.On one hand, Smith felt a hazy relief that he may never again have to contend with the challenge of containing McCullum, who at his best has been one of cricket’s genuine match-winners, explosive and unpredictable. (McCullum looks forward to doing nothing after calling it quits) McCullum demonstrated that trait in the second test at Christchurch – his final match – when, with New Zealand’s first innings ailing at 32-3, he struck the fastest century in test cricket history by reaching triple figures from 54 balls.At the same time, Smith couldn’t hide an indefinable sadness – the sense that with McCullum’s international retirement after a career of 14 years something rare and precious had been lost from the game. (Vivian Richards lauds Brendon McCullum after fastest Test ton in swansong)Asked about not having to face McCullum again, Smith said “I’d say it’s pleasing but very disappointing as well.”Australia won the series 2-0 and regained the No. 1 test ranking, ending New Zealand’s unbeaten run in test series at home since 2012 in a slightly disappointing finish for McCullum. (Steve Smith wants Australia to keep enjoying life at the top) “Brendon’s been an absolutely inspirational cricketer and leader for New Zealand,” Smith said. “I think any captain … you want to change the way your team plays for the better and I think Brendon has certainly done that. What he’s done for the game is absolutely outstanding.”advertisementWest Indies great Viv Richards, who held the fastest test century record at 56 deliveries, touched on that same feeling.”If there was going to be an individual who you would’ve liked to have surpassed whatever you would’ve achieved in life, certainly it would be you,” Richards told McCullum, adding that the way the New Zealander approached the game was attractive for crowds.That summed up one of the main aspects of McCullum’s career, especially in its late stages when he found ways to express himself and demonstrate his talent in all three forms of the game.McCullum’s name on a teamsheet was enough to bring fans to games. In his presence there was a sense of delightful unpredictability.It could backfire at times, most notably in last year’s World Cup final against Australia when he charged the first three deliveries of the match from Mitchell Starc, missed all three and was bowled. New Zealand never recovered from that and Australia dominated the final.But when he did come off, and he did in so many forums, it became a badge of honor to fans to have been there.McCullum in full flight with the bat was a glorious thing; a chance to watch at work one of the great and damaging strokemakers the game has produced. He set alight the Indian Premier League with an innings of 158 in its opening game and retires as the only player to have scored two centuries in Twenty20 internationals.It was typical of McCullum and his sense of occasion that he made a mark even in his last international match with a test century of world record quality. But nor could he be pigeonholed as a slogger; while his stroke play in limited-overs formats could be innovative, he also had technique. He scored 12 test centuries and became the first New Zealander to score a test triple century when he reached 302 against India in 2014.As a young cricketer he was thought somewhat callow: talented but immature and often unreliable. But he matured into a player whose leadership and character were responsible for a transformation of New Zealand cricket.He was wracked by injuries, notably a chronic back problem which forced him to relinquish the wicketkeeping gloves, but he didn’t miss a single test from his debut in 2004 until retiring after his 101st test match.His individual feats thrilled fans but McCullum would hold that his greatest achievement came through his captaincy of the New Zealand team, though his accession to the role was controversial.He started as captain in the face of hostility after his popular predecessor Ross Taylor was fired. The beginning was unpromising but McCullum quickly swayed his teammates, then fans. The steady stream of success New Zealand began to enjoy was one factor but it was the style of McCullum’s captaincy that attracted support.He was daring, aggressive and constantly innovative. He had the ability to make his players achieve things they might not have dared believe they could achieve. And the cricket world noted the approach of the New Zealand team under McCullum: the way in which they appeared to play with joy, with decency and respect for their opponents.advertisementKane Williamson, who succeeds McCullum as New Zealand captain, described the philosophy in a recent column.”Something Brendon believed more and more was that runs and wickets were cool,” Williamson wrote, “but being a good person throughout was the most important thing.”last_img read more

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OILSEEDS-PRISES

first_imgMumbai, Mar 5 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs.Per100kgs)Mumbai, Mar 5 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs.Per100kgs) Groundnut Kernel 4650 Groundnut Bold 60/70 6550 Javas 60/70: 8150 Javas 70/80: 7950 Javas 80/90: 7750 Kardi 2850 Sesame (Whitish) 98/2/1: 5800 Sesame 95/5/1: 5600 Sesameseed crushing 48/2/4 4800 Sunflowerseed 4025 Nigerseed 9300 and Castorseed Bombay 2975.Oils & Seeds: (In Rs. Per 10 kgs) Groundnutoil 930 Kardi Expeller 870 Sesame Expeller N/T Sunflower Expeller 670 Refined 745 Cottonseeds Refined 600 Palmolein Refined 528 Soybean Refined 600 Soybean Crude N/T Rapeseed Refined 750 Rapeseed Expeller 720 Copra White 810 Ricebran 4-7% FFA N/T Ricebran N/T Linseeds Oil 840 Castoroil Comm 625 FSG 635 Kandla 600 Mowra N/T Neem 970 Karanji 625.Deoil Cakes: (Rates in Rs.per mt) Groundnut Extraction 45% 28,000 Kardi Extraction 12,000 Sesame Extraction N.Q. Cottonseed Extraction N.Q. Undec Cottonseed Exp 23,100 Rice Bran Extraction N/Q Sunflower Extraction 24,500 Rapeseed Extraction N/Q Soyameal 48%3 33,600 and Castor Extraction 4950. —– Oilcakes: Groundnut Expeller Oilcake Rd(per met. tonne)(50%): close Kardi Expeller Oilcake Rd(per2 metric tonnes) : UNQTD. Groundnut Extraction (per metric tonne) : UNQTD. PTI JBH BAS ABKlast_img read more

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SEDITION 2 LAST

first_imgAgainst the backdrop of JNU row, the government hadAgainst the backdrop of JNU row, the government had earlier this month acknowledged in the Rajya Sabha that the definition of sedition law is “very wide”.Home Minister Rajnath Singh had agreed for an all-party meeting to discuss the issue after the Law Commission submits its report on sedition law.The government had rejected Opposition charge that it was rampantly using the law, contending that except the one case of JNU, sedition cases have mostly been registered outside Delhi.”Anybody, who speaks against the government can be booked under sedition law. Amendments have been suggested because the definition is very wide…there are various cases. That is why concerns were have been raised. I would like the ask the Law Commission to consider a very comprehensive review,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju had said replying to questions.Rijiju said the Law Commission, in its 42nd report submitted in June, 1971, had noted that the sedition law is “defective” but did not favour its deletion.Quoting figures from a report of National Crime Records Bureau, he said a total of 47 cases under the sedition law were reported across the country in 2014 of which the maximum 16 cases were registered in Bihar in which 28 arrests were made.The second highest is Jharkhand, he had said adding that Kerala and Odisha follow them in the descending order. PTI NAB VMNlast_img read more

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OnePlus 3: Third time is a charm?

first_imgOnePlus will launch the OnePlus 3 on June 14. The company will start selling the OnePlus 3 via regular open sale method from June 15, 12.30 AM IST exclusively through OnePlus.net/in. That’s right. No invites needed. OnePlus has been very tight-lipped about its next flagship phone, as opposed to last year when it was all gung-ho about the OnePlus 2, dropping Easter eggs from time to time. It’s been relatively quiet, quietly building up to D-day when it will unveil its third-generation flagship and fourth phone in total.OnePlus devices have always carried an air of intrigue around them. After all, it’s not every day that we see a little-known company launching a phone that punches way above its weight. The OnePlus One did that. The OnePlus 2 also did that. The OnePlus X, well, it tried. Something very similar is expected from the OnePlus 3 as well.Also Read: OnePlus 3 to launch on June 14, no invites needed to buy it Even though OnePlus has been tight-lipped with regards to the OnePlus 3, company co-founder Carl Pei did go on record earlier to say that it will feature a new design, different from its current-generation flagship phones. According to Carl Pei, the OnePlus 3 design will captivate users just as the company’s first phone, the OnePlus One did when it was launched in July 2013.The OnePlus One brought in a characteristic ‘sandstone finish’ design, and the OnePlus 2 followed suit. The OnePlus 3 on the contrary is expected to be all-metal. A render posted by @evleaks gave us the first full unrestricted view of what could be the OnePlus 3. And ever since, multiple leaks and reports have corroborated the image leaked by the notorious tipster.advertisement XPreviousNextThe back is very reminiscent of HTC One phones, with clear antenna lines and squared out camera module with a prominent bulge. The OnePlus logo sits below the camera set-up. The front is more in line with the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2, boasting of a 2.5D curved glass this time along with an all familiar physical home button housing a fingerprint scanner.The left edge has an alert slider and volume rocker, the right side of the phone has a SIM slot and power button. The 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and speaker out meanwhile sit on the lower end of the phone.The OnePlus 3, much like the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 is said to retain a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Only this time, an AMOLED panel is said to make an appearance, which will help boost colour saturation.It comes without a doubt that the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and multiple reports have suggested like wise. The phone is also said to offer one variant with whopping 6 gigs of RAM and up to 128GB of on-board storage. There’s no word about expandable storage. On the software side of things, the OnePlus 3 will be running Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS.OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had recently taken to social media to share a few images that he claimed were taken using the OnePlus 3’s rear camera. The company then shared a few more OnePlus 3 rear camera samples on Twitter. Taken by Pete Lau himself, the camera samples reaffirmed the fact that the OnePlus 3 will indeed have a 16-megapixel camera on the rear. It is further said to sport an 8-megapixel camera on the front.Check out these amazing sample shots taken with the #OnePlus3 camera. Which is your favorite? pic.twitter.com/7A3gfzUX87 OnePlus (@oneplus) June 8, 2016The OnePlus 3 is said to be powered by a 3,000mAh battery and support OnePlus’ in-house Dash fast charging technology.Also Read: OnePlus 3 could be a HTC One clone for all we knowlast_img read more

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INDOUS-LAWMAKERS 3 LAST

first_imgFormer Republican presidential candidate and Texas SenatorFormer Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz said Indias status as a rising power will only grow stronger as it continues to pursue political reform and economic liberalisation.”America welcomes this development, as does Texas, which is home to hundreds of thousands of Indian-Americans and hosts a remarkable range of Indian companies and investors. I look forward to strengthening our strategic economic and security relationships in the years to come,” he said.Congressman Jim Costa said a partnership with India brings more opportunities for greater investment in both countries, beneficial trade relationships and more jobs.”Additionally, strong India and US relations will undoubtedly boost our defense strategy to combat terrorism in the Middle East and Asia,” he added.”In the US we know very well that powerful and meaningful change does not happen overnight. It is difficult to rally individuals around progressive ideas even though in hindsight the ideas may not have been progressive but simply common sense,” he said.”While I commend Prime Minister Modi for implementing policies to limit discrimination and promote freedom and equality, I believe that there is much more to be done to strengthen human rights and religious freedoms in India. I am confident that the Administration and Congress will continue to monitor Indias progress to ensure liberty and freedom for all Indian citizens,” Costa said.”India-USA economic ties and people to people cooperation needs to deepen further,” Modi wrote to Congressman Frank Pallone on twitter when the latter used the social media to thank him.advertisement”As Representative of one of Americas largest Indian-American constituencies, Im encouraged by Narendra Modis call to strengthen bonds between US and India,” he said.”Thank you Senator (Ted) Cruz,” Modi said as he retweeted the Texas Senator remarks, “Proud to welcome PM Narendra Modi to Congress today. India lights the way for its neighbours toward a better future. PTI LKJ MRJ ASK AKJ MRJlast_img read more

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Delhi University will make official declaration of trial dates for ECA and sports quota candidates today

first_imgIn a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016, it was decided that trials for admission from sports quota will begin very soon. This might put outstation aspirants of admission in undergraduate courses of Delhi University into some last minute management trouble.However, there is yet no official notification on the university website for the same. Dates for trials this year:Trials for admission under sports category will begin on June 24 and end on July 1 The university has received , 780 applications in the sports categoryDates for admission trials in the extra-curricular activities has not been decided yet  Sports and ECA quota admissions in Delhi University comprise of 5 percent seats togetherThis year the university will make all admissions and trials central for all its collegesThe final dates, along with official notifications for students are expected on TuesdaySt Stephen’s college admission dates vary:The trial for ST Stephen’s sports category candidates began on June 20Despite a notice from the university, for a centralized procedure for all colleges, this college followed its own scheduleDU had sent an observe for college trials at St. Stephen’sThe college, being a minority institution, used to have its own admission process including the sports trialsThis year, DU has made it mandatory for all the applicants to Stephen’s to first register via the centralized online form of the universityRead: Shocking! Over 900 graduates including 5 MPhil holders apply for porter’s job in Maharashtra Read: Khalsa college gets Delhi HC approval to start admission process with minority tag Click here for more updates form India Today Education advertisementlast_img read more

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Joel Wright lifts Rain or Shine over Columbian

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He’s a good import, but we still need him to play longer minutes,” coach Caloy Garcia said of his reinforcement who delivered despite grappling with foul trouble early.Good thing for the Painters, their locals–especially their second unit–filled the hole in the third quarter when Wright was benched due to fouls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Rey Nambatac scored 20 points, while Javee Mocon and Mark Borboran tossed in 10 and nine off the bench to help Rain or Shine get back on track after a narrow loss to NorthPort also last Friday.Import Khapri Alston led the way for Columbian with 23 points while CJ Perez added 22 more in the losing stand. Rain or Shine takes on last conference’s finalist TNT on Saturday while Columbian goes on a nine-day break before resuming its campaign against NorthPort on October 2.The scoresRain or Shine 96 — Wright 30, Nambatac 17, Exciminiano 10, Mocon 10, Borboran 9, Daquioag 8, Torres 7, Norwood 2, Rosales 2, Ponferada 1, Onwubere 0, Yap 0, Belga 0.Columbian 90 — Alston 23, Perez 22, Khobuntin 14, Tiongson 10, McCarthy 9, Cahilig 5, Camson 3, Calvo 2, Flores 2, Celda 0, Reyes 0, Gabriel 0, Faundo 0, Gabayni 0.Quarters: 23-14, 44-44, 66-63, 96-90.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Hot-shooting Sherwin Concepcion, UST gun down FEU P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESRain or Shine banked on import Joel Wright to weather tough-fighting Columbian, 96-90, in the PBA Governors’ Cup in Sunday night’s curtain-raiser at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Wright scored seven of the Elasto Painters’ last nine points down the stretch to finish with a game-high 30 points that went with 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own manlast_img read more

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NCAA: EAC salvages 2nd win, stuns Final 4 hopeful San Sebastian

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? It took a gallant effort from a platoon of dedicated Generals to end that losing skein at the expense of Final Four contender San Sebastian Stags, 79-75, on Friday at the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.Wingman Kriss Gurtiza came out of his shell and led the Generals with 16 points while the hot-shooting Marwin Taywan sealed their only second win out of 12 games with four marginal freethrows that finished off the Stags.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Allyn Bulanadi, the league’s scoring leader, sank six of his team’s last eight points including a stepback three that pegged the count at 70 inside the final minute.But the desire of the Generals was just too strong for the Stags to overcome with John Paul Maguliano, Jethro Mendoza and Adrian De Guzman chipping in crucial baskets as well. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Stags were never the same again after losing to the Letran Knights and the San Beda Lions, but this one was doubly painful as they fell to 7-6 in a tie with the Mapua Cardinals at fourth place.EAC 79—Taywan 16, Gurtiza 16, Mendoza 15, Maguliano 7, De Guzman 7, Boffa 6, Corilla 3, Martin 3, Gonzales 2, Luciano 2, Dayrit 2, Estacio 0, Cadua 0.SSC 75—Bulanadi 28, Capobres 13, Ilagan 10, Desoyo 10, Calahat 7, Calma 3, Sumoda 2, Villapando 2, Tero 0, Altramirano 0, Isidro 0, Cosari 0.Quarters: 20-14, 34-24, 55-49, 79-75ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:05NCAA Season 93 Preview: EAC Generals02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Transgender fans ‘welcome’ at World Cup, says Qatar Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–Emilio Aguinaldo College toiled for over two months waiting for that big game that can rescue the Generals out of an exasperating slump.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

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Women power India in medal hunt on successive days

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (PTI) Shuttler P V Sindhu made a historic entry into the final of womens singles in Olympic Games badminton here, a day after grappler Sakshi Malik had nailed the countrys first medal after 11 blank days in this Brazilian city. The Lanky Sindhu, ranked 10th in the world, ensured at least a silver medal to add to the countrys near-empty kitty after Sakshi had captured the bronze in 58 kg womens wrestling when she outclassed Japans world no. 6 Nozomi Okuhara with clinical perfection. With todays brilliant show Sindhu, ranked 10th in the world, went one better than her senior Saina Nehwal, bronze medal winner in London four years ago, and became the first ever Indian to enter the summit clash of the shuttle game in the quadrennial sports spectacle. Sindhu defeated her short-statured, third-seeded Japanese rival, the current All England champion, 21-19 21-10 in 49 minutes with superb, attacking play to enter tomorrows gold medal clash. The Indian shuttler from Hyderabad, a two-time bronze medallist in World Championships, will meet Spains world no. 1 Carolina Marin, who ousted defending champion Li Xuerei of China in the first semi-final with a 21-14 21-16 victory, in the final. Sindhus heart-warming feat came a day after Haryana woman grappler Sakshi had won a bronze to end the medal drought for India in the Games on the 12th day of competition. However, another wrestler made a tame exit from the competition today to end the womens campaign here. Babita Kumari lost her opening womens 53 kg category wrestling bout 1-5 against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece and got eliminated from the Games. Much was expected of Babita, winner of two medals in past Commonwealth Games and bronze medallist in the World Championship in 2012, when she got on the mat a day after teammate Sakshis epoch-making first medal in womens wrestling. But the 26-year-old grappler could not succeed against the tight defense put up by her Greek rival and lost points in both the periods of their pre-quarter final bout. And when Maria too lost her quarter-final bout against Venezuelas Betzabeth Angelica Arguello Villegas 3-6, it spelt curtains for the Indians slim hopes of replicating Sakshi and win a bronze through the repechage process. Yesterday, while Sakshi won bronze in the 58 kg, Babitas cousin Vinesh Phogat suffered a ligament tear during her bout in the 48 kg class against a Chinese rival, got stretchered out and also bowed out of the wrestling competition. PTI TAP SSR AH SSRadvertisementlast_img read more

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No-balls to be ruled by TV umpire in England-Pakistan series

first_imgThe third umpire will be responsible for calling front-foot no-balls during the one-day series between England and Pakistan as part of a trial conducted by cricket’s world governing body.The ICC says the move will “better understand whether the third umpire is able to use instant replays to call front-foot no-balls more accurately.”On-field umpires will not be called upon to make the judgment in the five-match series starting Wednesday. The TV umpire will view replays from wide-on cameras and inform the on-field officials via a ‘pager’ watch that vibrates on their wrist if a no-ball has been delivered.Adrian Griffith, the ICC’s senior manager for umpires and referees, says the trial results will be shared with the ICC cricket committee, which will advise on future action.last_img read more

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Why is Test cricket so much like a Bollywood potboiler?

first_imgIndia completed a massive victory in their historic 500th Test match when they beat New Zealand by 197 runs in the first of their three-match series in Kanpur. (SCORECARD)And because it was a special landmark in Indian cricket, it would be worthwhile to look why Test cricket resembles Bollywood masalas so much. There is drama in Test matches, like there is in Bollywood films. Then there is more drama, a love affair, heartbreak, anti-climax and finally some climax.These ingredients make Test cricket worth watching. These ingredients make the pain, the highs and lows so attractive to the purists. (It was a perfect Test match for India: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)In short, if you are a Bollywood fan, there will come a time when you will begin to enjoy the charms of Test cricket. No wonder then, Bollywood and cricket are such raging areas of interest in this country.Here, we give you a blow-by-blow account to sum up the different emotions players and fans went through together during India’s conquest of the Black Caps. You will see for yourselves what exactly we mean. (R Ashwin breaks Waqar Younis’ record, becomes second fastest to take 200 Test wickets)DRAMA 1: THE INDIAN COLLAPSEPlaying their landmark 500th Test at Kanpur, India collapsed from 154/1 to 291/9 against New Zealand on the first day, with spinner Mitchell Santner and seamer Trent Boult taking three wickets each.Murali Vijay top-scored with 65, and Cheteshwar Pujara made 62, with the pair adding 112 runs for the second wicket before Santner had Pujara caught and bowled. Starting under overcast skies, India looked comfortable in reaching lunch on 105/1, but then lost three wickets for 33 runs in the 11 overs before tea. (500th Test: Anil Kumble’s shades and cap stolen during felicitation)advertisementAfter the loss of Lokesh Rahul for 32 in the morning, and then Pujara’s dismissal, Virat Kohli came to the crease to a loud cheer from the Green Park crowd. But the captain lasted only 10 balls, and was caught at short leg on 9, trying to pull a bouncer from Neil Wagner.Vijay fell in the last over before tea, caught behind off Ish Sodhi as the ball held its line after pitching. When Mark Craig got the key wicket of Ajinkya Rahane, out bat-pad for 18 early into the final session, the momentum shifted definitively toward New Zealand.Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin shared a decent stand of 52 before the former was out for 35, lobbing Santner to Sodhi at mid-on. (India’s journey from their 1st Test to 500th: Lost by 158 runs, won by 197 runs)Taking the second new ball, Boult took three wickets in nine balls. He bowled Wriddhiman Saha for a duck with an in-swinger and then got Ashwin to edge to gully for 40. Two overs later, he also clean bowled Mohammed Shami for a duck.DRAMA 2: THE KIWI COLLAPSERain brought a premature end to the second day in which New Zealand defied India’s spin threat to reach 152/1 after bowling out the hosts for 318. However, on the third day, Ravindra Jadeja took his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests to pull the hosts back.New Zealand collapsed from 152/1 overnight to 170/4 and then 262 all out in their first innings, in reply to India’s 318. The Black Caps lost their last five wickets for just seven runs with Jadeja finishing on 5/73.The drama began in the 92nd over when Ashwin (4/93) had Mitchell Santner (32) caught behind, breaking his 36-run partnership with BJ Watling (21).In the 95th over, Jadeja took three wickets in five balls to wreck the visitors’ innings. Mark Craig (2) was trapped lbw, as was Sodhi (0) for a golden duck, putting the left-arm spinner on a hat trick. Trent Boult (0) denied Jadeja but was caught at short leg off the last delivery, the ball clipping his boot on its way to Rohit Sharma at short leg.Ashwin caught and bowled Watling in the next over as the two spinners shared nine wickets to completely change the game and set up a possible win for their team that was in some doubt just a day ago.HEARTBREAK: VIRAT KOHLI’S FAILUREThe Kanpur Test against New Zealand was the first real challenge for Virat Kohli to prove his credentials as a captain and as a batsman in home conditions. Although Kohli, in a relatively short career as India’s Test skipper, has led India to a 3-0 Test series victory against South Africa last year at home, his performance as a batsman was not up to his best. Against South Africa, Kohli scored 200 runs in four Tests at an average of 33.3.advertisementHowever, after returning from the West Indies, where Kohli led his team to a 2-0 series win and also finished as the highest run-getter, there was a lot of expectations from him in the first Test against New Zealand considering his sensational run in the last season of the Indian Premier League, where he smashed 973 runs, including four hundreds. But he failed to live up to the expectations in both the innings, cropping up scores of 9 and 18.ANTI-CLIMAX: SANTNER-RONCHI PARTNERSHIPIndia finished the fourth day on top with Ashwin (3/68) taking his 200th Test wicket to leave New Zealand struggling to stay afloat at 93/4 in 37 overs at stumps. Set with an improbable 434 runs to win, the visitors still needed 341 runs on day five with six wickets and 98 overs remaining.However, the visitors showed tremendous resistance early in the morning session on the last day, batting with caution while playing shots against loose deliveries.Luke Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (71) took their fifth-wicket partnership to 102 runs until Ravindra Jadeja (1/58) struck, having Ronchi caught at point. The wicket triggered the slide for New Zealand and gave Jadeja a match haul of 6/131 which, combined with his unbeaten half-century in the second innings, earned him the Man-of-the-Match.CLIMAX: ASHWIN FINISHING THE TAILIt was Ashwin, who once again became India’s hero, finishing up the Kiwi tail to start the celebrations. (This is how Jadeja and Ashwin scripted India’s victory in 500th Test)Ashwin (6/132) completed his 19th five-wicket haul in 37 Tests, and his fifth 10-wicket haul in the format to set India’s huge win. He snared the last three wickets, dismissing Santner catch at silly point from an unplayable delivery, the ball rearing up from good length. He bowled Ish Sodhi (17) around his legs and trapped Neil Wagner (0) lbw for a match return of 10/225.LOVE AFFAIRThere is no better sight in Test cricket than watching two bowlers hunt down the opposition in pair. Over the years, there have been many bowling pairs in world cricket who have terrified the batsmen. Pakistan’s Wasim Akram-Waqar Younis, Australia’s Dennis Lillee-Jeff Thompson, West Indies’ Courtney Walsh-Curtley Ambrose, Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vas-Muttiah Muralitharan and England’s current seam duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad… to name a few. These pairs have numerous times carried their teams to memorable victories.India too have a lethal ‘couple’ who showed just how dangerous they can be in favourable turning conditions at home. Spin twins Ashwin and Jadeja picked up 16 of the 20 New Zealand wickets among themselves and made life difficult for the visitors. Exploiting the perfect home conditions, Jadeja picked a five-for in the first innings, while Ashwin took a six-wicket haul in the second. After the match, Ashwin also gave some insights on his camaraderie with Jadeja, saying that he relishes hunting in pair with his partner.last_img read more

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Kolkata Test: India clinch series and top Test spot with huge win over NZ

first_imgIndia reclaimed the No.1 spot in the Test rankings and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series beating New Zealand by 178 runs in the second cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. (SCORECARD)The Kiwis, chasing a target of 376, were skittled out for 197 in the post-tea session on the fourth day. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4: As It Happened)For the tourists, opener Tom Latham (74; 148 balls, 8×4) and Luke Ronchi (32; 60 balls, 4×4) were the principal scorers.Ravichandran Ashwin (3/82), Ravindra Jadeja (3/41) and Mohammad Shami (3/46) were the chief wreckers of New Zealand’s second innings.Earlier on Monday, resuming at 227 for eight, India were all out for 263 in their second innings.Wriddhiman Saha remained not out with 58 (120 balls, 6×4). Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored 23 (51 balls, 2×4, 1×6).Trent Boult (3/38), Matt Henry (3/59) and Mitchell Santner (3/60) were the prominent wicket takers for the visitors.New Zealand had scored 204 in their first innings in reply to India’s 316.India had won the first Test at Kanpur by 197 runs.last_img read more

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Grigor Dimitrov upsets Rafael Nadal to join Andy Murray in China Open semis

first_imgBulgarian’s Grigor Dimitrov claimed a first career win over former world number one Rafael Nadal at the eighth time of asking to reach the semi-finals of the China Open on Friday.Dimitrov, ranked 20th in the world, knocked out the second seed 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash with Canada’s Milos Raonic.Top seed Andy Murray faced some stern resistance against fellow Briton Kyle Edmund before winning 7-6(9), 6-2.Edmund’s barrage of heavy forehands worried Murray in the opening set and the world number two trailed 2-5 in the tiebreak and had to save a set point before converting his fifth.Despite Edmund breaking early in the second set, Murray raised his level to win six games in a row.”He (Edmund) made it very tough for me. He’s improving at a solid pace now… If he keeps going on the path he’s on just now, he’ll be up at the top of the game very soon,” Murray, a three-times grand slam winner, told reporters.Murray will face fifth seed David Ferrer in the semis after the Spaniard beat in-form 19-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-5 in two hours and 21 minutes.”Every match against him, he certainly makes you earn it. There’s not many short points against him,” Murray said of his next challenge.Dimitrov, bidding to reach his third final of the year after a return to form, capitalised on Nadal’s low first serve percentage to claim the opening set comfortably.Nadal was far tougher in the second set but Dimitrov held his nerve to beat the 30-year-old Spaniard.advertisement”It’s obvious that Grigor played much better than me and he deserved to win,” Nadal said of a match that began with five consecutive service breaks.”I fought until the last ball, but was going against psychologically bad feelings because I was suffering with my serve. When that happens, you have to go to the next tournament because you don’t deserve to win like this.”Nadal will move on to Shanghai.Due to Thursday’s rain in Beijing, the big-serving Raonic was forced to play twice, beating Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-3, 6-4 and Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-4 to advance.last_img read more

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Sports wrap: Inquiry launched into Phil Hughes death, Pique to not play for Spain and more

first_imgInquest into death of batsman Phillip Hughes opens in SydneyPhillip Hughes was hit on the back of the neck by a rising delivery when batting for South Australia in a domestic match on November 25, 2014 and he died two days later in a Sydney hospital.Gerard Pique to quit Spain team after latest controversy The Barcelona centre-back was the focus of attention in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier with Albania after having cut off the sleeves from his shirt which bore Spain’s colours of yellow and red.Murray beats Dimitrov to clinch maiden China Open titleMurray closed out the match in an hour and 57 minutes to draw closer in the rankings to world number one Novak Djokovic.World Cup qualifiers: Mandzukic stars in Croatia win, Wales held by GeorgiaMario Mandzukic scored for Croatia again to give them seven points in three matches while a Gareth Bale strike was not enough to take Wales past a resolute Georgia.Nico Rosberg not getting complacent despite closing in on titleThe German eased to a maiden win from pole position at the Suzuka circuit on Sunday, chalking up his ninth win of the year, to lift himself 33 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the overall standings.last_img read more

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Book traces journey of wrestling in India

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 13 (PTI) Wrestling stands apart from all other combat sports as it shuns violence but is still the manliest of sporting events, says a new book which is a journey through the kushti landscape of India, both past and present.”Enter the Dangal: Travels through Indias Wrestling Landscape” by Rudraneil Sengupta explores wrestling as it is practised now in India; the men, women and events that have shaped its history from Gama to Sushil Kumar, whose two Olympic medals yanked the sport out of rural obscurity and on to TV screens.”The author says the focus of his book is to tease out the lived experience of Indian wrestlers now, to share their daily life, their struggles and beliefs and their oral tradition.”The historical references are used as a storytelling tool, to give context and depth – when needed – to the stories and beliefs that are an integral part of the wrestling philosophy,” he says, adding his work is neither a book of history nor a scholarly investigation.”Enter the Dangal: Travels through Indias Wrestling Landscape”, published by HarperCollins India, goes behind the scenes to the akhadas that quietly defy urbanisation.It also travels to villages and small towns to meet the intrepid women who dared to break the barriers in this manly sport.Wrestling, according to Sengupta, is a demanding sport and it demands the kind of biomechanical mastery that can only come from years of training, beginning from early childhood.”It calls for exquisite coordination between every moving part of the body. It needs quickness, brute strength, explosive power, preternatural balance, gymnastic agility and endurance. A single move can open itself to a hundred different possible permutations and combinations of counteraction.”advertisementHe also says that wrestling stands apart from all other combat sports as it is a fighting form that shuns violence allows no hitting or no punches, kicks, knees and elbows.”You do not batter your opponent into submission, like you would in boxing or mixed martial arts. You dont break ribs, pound heads, harm the kidney, dislocate the nose, or cut open the eyes. The surface you fight on is soft, so a fall doesnt hurt.”If you pick your opponent up, you are responsible for his safe return back to the ground. Yet it is the manliest of sports, the very definition of masculinity, and has been used to judge the alpha male from time immemorial,” he writes. (MORE) PTI ZMN TRSlast_img read more

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How by using #IWearHandloom, minister Smriti Irani got textiles trending

first_imgTextile minister Smriti Irani’s Twitter feed is generally used for disseminating information about the achievements of her government and, at times, to exchange barbs with her detractors, but yesterday witnessed an interesting trend. Dressed in a Bihari silk saree, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani initiated a trend, ‘#IWearHandloom’ and urged her followers to ‘support Indian weavers’ by sharing their pictures and further tagging five more. Irani, however, tagged four–Anandiben Patel, Devendra Fadnavis and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh respectively as well as Dr Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Pudduchery.In about 24 hours that the trend began, it attracted the attention of many of Irani’s colleagues like Ministers of State, Piyush Goyal, Jayant Sinha, Kiren Rijiju as well as officials like NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao among others. With Irani re-tweeting nearly everyone with #IWearHandloom, many Twitter users including journalists too joined posing either individually or with their group. Sporting icons Vijender Singh and Virendra Sehwag too bit the bug.Irani stated that the initiative would help spread awareness about nearly 43 lakh weavers in the country.The centre had recently, before posting Irani to the ministry from the previous one at the Human Resource Development , announced a Rs 6000 crore package with an aim to create 10 million new jobs in the coming three years. However, the largest formal job creating sector with a counted strength of 105 million employees is locked in a tough battle with neighbouring Bangladesh and other Asian entities. advertisementlast_img read more

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Hockey Olympian, Ace Archer among sports stalwarts honoured on

first_imgJharkhand DayRanchi, Nov 15 (PTI) Hockey Olympian Sylvanus Dungdung and ace archer Deepika Kumari were among the sports stalwarts who were presented with five lakh rupees on the occasion of the 17th Jharkhand Foundation Day today. Archer Laxmi Rani Manjhi and hockey Olympian Niki Pradhan also got the prize money for their laudable contribution.The sportspersons, who brought laurels to the state, were honoured in presence of Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers welfare Sudarshan Bhagat, Speaker Dinesh Oraon and cabinet ministers. PTI PVR SUS SUSlast_img read more

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CPI, PMK urge Centre to bring in amendments for jallikattu

first_imgChennai, Nov 16 (PTI) With the Supreme Court rejecting Tamil Nadu governments plea to review its 2014 ban against jallikattu, CPI and PMK today urged the Centre to bring in legal amendments to ensure that the bull-taming sport is conducted in January, 2017 in the state.CPI state secretary R Mutharasan said that in the history of Tamils, bulls were treated as a part of the family besides being worshipped and that “they are an integral part of the Tamil culture”.”Instead of banning it citing cruelty, Centre should bring in due legal arrangements to ensure the bulls are not ill-treated in any manner,” he said in a statement.The Tamil sentiments must be respected and it should be ensured that jallikattu was held during the Tamil month of Thai which coincides with January.PMK founder S Ramadoss claimed that bulls were not forced to undergo any cruelty during the sport and that jallikattu was integral to Tamil culture for long.”Only humans have suffered injuries but not bulls and there is no ground to the arguments by NGOs that the animals are fed with liquor or that chilly powder is strewn on their eyes. Further, jallikattu was being held since 2008 under Supreme Court supervision and therefore there is no chance of any cruelty to the bulls,” he said.The animals were reared like children, he said and urged the Centre to bring in necessary legal amendments in the ongoing Parliamentary session to hold the sport in January. PTI SA BN SAI TRKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Vikas to get Best Boxer award at AIBA 70th anniversary gala

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) In a historic first for Indian boxing, former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan will be presented the Best Boxer award by the International Boxing Association for his performance this year, during the world bodys 70th anniversary celebrations on December 20. “In recognition of your achievements throughout the year, AIBA would like to use the occasion to present you with the 2016 AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Best Boxer award,” AIBA President wrote in a letter sent to the two-time Olympian. The 24-year-old Vikas is currently in New Jersey, USA. He he has been training there for more than a fortnight to prepare for the season ahead. The two-time Asian Games medallist, a gold in 2010 and a bronze in 2014, Vikas competed in two APB bouts this year. He lost the first but went on to beat Kenyas Nickson Abaka in the second bout that was held in Delhi which was conducted by the Professional Boxing Organisation of India (PBOI). Abaka is currently placed 8th in the AIBA APB rankings. “It is a huge honour but I am not particularly happy because I have already missed what I really wanted this year and that is an Olympic medal,” Vikas told PTI over phone from New Jersey. The Haryana-lad, who is also a former World Championships bronze medallist, had gone down in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics. “I am told I am the first Indian boxer to get such an award. That is a great thing but I cannot say that it makes me very happy because the Olympic disappointment is still there,” the middleweight boxer said. Vikas said he decided to be in US for training to improve his defensive skills. “I have decided to set small goals for myself. So right now I am focussing on the World Championships next year. Tokyo Olympics is far off and by that time I intend to have a flawless game. I am training like a professional boxer so that I master the art of defence,” he said. “I want to build a momentum which carries me through. In 2019 when the Olympic qualifiers start, I want to be the first Indian boxer to qualify so that I get enough time to plan. I qualified too late for Rio, just a couple of months before the Games. I dont want that to happen again,” he said. “I dont want to leave it to the last moment,” he added. During the same gala, the celebrated M C Mary Kom will be presented the Legends Award in recognition of her contribution to the sport. PTI PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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India edge past Australia in first of two-match hockey rubber

first_imgA brace from striker Affan Yousuf and a goal from captain V.R. Raghunath helped India edge past Australia 3-2 to open their two-match hockey series here in Victoria on Tuesday.The two teams had previously met in a pulsating encounter at the Four Nations Invitational Tournament and there was no drop in quality even in the series opener here.India started the better side, holding the ball and controlling the midfield. Despite several circle penetrations, the game remained goalless going into the first break.Yousuf opened the scoring for India in the 19th minute, with a wonderfully constructed field goal and then doubled his tally and the lead, with another in the same minute as India went into halftime firmly in control and in the lead.The second half had a completely different look as India looked happy to sit back, and take Australia on the counter.Australia on the other hand were incisive and precise, and drew themselves level via goals from Matthew Willis (36th minute) and Trent Mitton (43rd minute).Within a minute of the equaliser though, India won a penalty corner, and from the subsequent attempt, Raghunath made no mistake to put his team back in the lead.The two teams went at each other in the final quarter, India cautious but not too defensive so as to risk an equaliser. The visitors held on for the victory and took a 1-0 lead in the series.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods makes sizzling start to comeback at Bahamas event

first_imgTiger Woods made a sizzling start to his first competitive round in nearly 16 months as he mixed four birdies and a single bogey on the front nine at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday. (Tiger Woods ready for long-awaited comeback)Woods, who had been sidelined from competition due to a chronic back injury, looked relaxed and a lot like the former world number one who dominated the sport before his health woes as he briefly put his name atop the leaderboard.Greeted by applause from a small gallery, Woods, dressed all in black except for a white glove, calmly stepped up to the par-four first hole on a blustery day at the exclusive Albany course on the island of New Providence. (Woods still dreams of eclipsing Jack Nicklaus’ major record)Woods pulled his opening drive left and narrowly avoided a fairway bunker but then hit a solid approach shot to reach the green in two.The 14-times major champion then missed a long birdie putt before rolling in a routine three-footer for par and more polite applause.After another par at the second Woods began a charge with a tap in birdie at the par-five third.The 40-year-old then shifted into top gear with a run of three consecutive birdies, capped with a three-footer at the eighth, to move into a share of the lead.The only blemish at the midway mark came on the par-five ninth where Woods sent his tee shot deep into the scrub.advertisementHe punched out then missed his approach, botched a greenside pitch on way to taking a six to make the turn at three-under 33 and sit three back of J.B. Holmes who was six-under through 11.The Hero World Challenge is hosted by Woods to benefit of his charitable foundation.The elite 18-man field has attracted some of the world’s top golfers including Americans world number three Dustin Johnson and number five Jordan Spieth, fourth-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson and Britain’s Olympic champion Justin Rose.With no midway cut Woods will get four rounds to assess his comeback before deciding on where and when he will return to the PGA Tour.last_img read more

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Can you name the top single-season scorers in MLS?

first_imgA record that stood alone for 18 years before being tied twice in four seasons has now fallen. Atlanta United star Josef Martinez scored his 28th goal of 2018 last week, breaking the record of 27 goals that was initially set in 1996 and was held by three players up until Martinez hit past it. That got us thinking: Can you name the top 10 scoring seasons in MLS history? Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The list has 13 players on it, with three tied for 10th. The guy at the top of the charts has already been mentioned in the article, so we’ve given you a free pass on that one. We’ll give you hints on how many goals were scored and the year. All you have to do is get the name right.Think you’re up for it? Take our quiz below.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli’s form crucial for India’s success in Champions Trophy: Ricky Ponting

first_imgFormer Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes that Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is suffering from a lean patch, would have to find his form back in the upcoming Champions Trophy if the Men in Blue are to record back-to-back titles.”The white ball will do a little bit for the first few overs, but that’s generally all you see in those conditions,” cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying about batting in the UK, where Kohli averaged 58 in India’s triumphant 2013 campaign of the marquee event.”It’s certainly not (the same as) what Broad and Anderson can do with the red ball in those conditions.”It’s just a good challenge for him of where he’s at in his career. He’s in a little bit of a flat spot but everyone goes through that, and he’s well and truly good enough to find his way through the other side,” Ponting added.Kohli, who was the world’s standout batsman in all forms of cricket in 2016, has been unable to match the standards he had set last year where he posted three Test double centuries, averaged 92 in ODIs, and averaged almost 90 across more than 30 T20 matches both internationally and in the Indian Premier League, including four tons and 14 half-centuries.However, since his last double hundred against Bangladesh in February this year, the star batsman has been struggling with form. He has scored just three fifties in the last 15 innings, and also saw his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore slump in the ongoing edition, with just two wins in 13 matches.advertisementBefore that he also struggled in the four-match Test series against Australia and was also criticised by many for his aggression and on-field behaviour.However, the former Australian skipper feels it would be interesting to see how the 28-year-old comes back to form as he would be crucial for India’s success at the Champions Trophy.”It’ll be interesting to see, with his team struggling in the IPL, what that brings out of him for the last part of this ( IPL) tournament and if he can carry anything over from this into the Champions Trophy,” he said”Because ( India) are going to need him to. They’re a very good one-day outfit, but they’re going to need their best players playing well if they’re going to win the Champions Trophy,” he added.The Men in Blue will begin their defence against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 in Birmingham before matches against Group B rivals South Africa and Sri Lanka.last_img read more

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Australia legend Mitchell Johnson in awe of young Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgMumbai Indians have made it to the final of the Indian Premier League on the back of some brilliant performances from leg-spinner Karn Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who bamboozled Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Friday night.Mumbai bowled out Kolkata for 107 with Sharma and Bumrah picking up 4 and 3 respectively and then chased down the below-par target with six wickets in hand in the 15th over to setup a mouth-watering summit clash against Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad on Sunday.Bumrah, who has been instrumental in MI’s campaign this year with 18 wickets in 15 matches so far at 23.22, was interviewed by fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson after the match for iplt20.com who also revealed some interesting facts about how the pair met for the first time in 2013 and what happened when the young Indian pacer bowled to the Australian legend in the nets.Johnson: Another great performance tonight mate, how’d you feel?Bumrah: It’s always good you know. This is the third time that Mumbai Indians is in the final. Today to contribute in this manner is a great feeling.Johnson: I thought you bowled really well tonight. I really love seeing you bowl. In 2013 I was here with Mumbai Indians and we were in the final then and now we have another opportunity and this time we could play together. How do you feel?Bumrah: It’s a great feeling. In 2013 I was just a youngster coming out of U-19 cricket. To play with you guys it’s always special. I’ve learnt a lot and hopefully now whatever I’ve learnt I will probably get to use it in the final as well.advertisementJohnson: There’s something which the fans out there won’t know, but when we first played together at Mumbai in 2013 you bounced me in the nets and hit me on the helmet. Can you talks us through that?Bumrah: Usually when you are coming out of U-19 cricket so you think you have pace. So you try to experiment it on bowlers because otherwise if you hit the batsmen they don’t like it. So I thought I’ll try something on the bowlers and so it was a good day isn’t it?” was Bumrah’s reply.Johnson: It was a very good ball and I was very impressed with you at that age and you’ve come a long way. I have been very impressed with how you have bowled throughout this season and I’m looking forward to hopefully playing a final with you. You’ve done so well this year, one more game to go hopefully it’s a win.Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant will lock horns for the fourth time this season in the IPL final at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on Sunday night. RPS have a 3-0 advantage over MI this season.last_img read more

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Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: May 22, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Guwahati: Accuseds in the multi-crore financial scam in the NC Hills Autonomous Council (B) New Delhi: Virbhadra Singh at Patiala house court (B+A) Ranchi: Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand and Jharkhand (B) Beawar: A labourer clears water in a market after rain (A) Guwahati: Sarbananda Sonowal inspects the parade (B) Allahabad: Muslim women protest against rackdown on illegal slaughterhouses (B) Patna: Chief Justice of Patna High Court Rajendra Menon (B) Surat: A mass weddding ceremony (B) New Delhi: Ministers addressing a press conference on the achievements (A+B) Allahabad: Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel on duty (A) Jammu: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan and others address a press conference (B) Ahmedabad: Vijay Rupani inaugurates AFDBAM 2017 exhibition (A+B) Hyderabad: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (B) Guwahati: Assam Police women commandos team (A) Bhopal: AAP protests in Bhopal (A) Bhopal: International Biodiversity Day (B) Ranchi: Kailash Satyarthi being welcomed by tribals (B) INTERNATIONAL Cannes : 70th international film festival (B) Amman :U.S. Ambassador to the U N Nikki Haley, meets with Syrian refugee students (B) Riyadh : President Donald Trump in Riyadh. (B) Las Vegas : Billboard Music Awards (B+A) Canberra : Andrew Forrest arrives at Australias Parliament House (B) Pasay : Alan Peter Cayetano kneels to pray as he joins staff of the foreign affairs department (A) Tokyo : Princess Mako, the daughter of Japanese Prince Akishino, with Princess Kiko, visits an exhibition(A) South Bend : 2017 commencement ceremony (B) Paris : French President Emmanuel Macron meets Italian Prime Minister (A) Jerusalem : 50th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem (A) Bangkok : Police investigators work at the lobby of Phramongkutklao Hospital (B+A) Hanoi : Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting in Hanoi (B) Bogor : Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, shakes hands with Indonesian President (A) London : Convicted Sex offender Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court (A) UNDATED : Pukguksong-2 missile lifts off as it is test-launched at an undisclosed location (B) UNDATED : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, watches the test launch (B) SPORTS Hyderabad : IPL 10 FINAL (A+B) London : English Premier League soccer match (B) Malaga/Barcelona : Spanish La Liga soccer match (B) Cologne : Ice Hockey World Championships final match (A) TOPEKA : NHRA Menards Heartland Nationals (B) Malaga : Spanish La Liga soccer match (B) (PTI)PHOTO GCS DL DLadvertisementlast_img read more

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Preparation key to Manchester United FC’s Europa League victory, says Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United finished the season on a high note by winning the Europa League because the club meticulously study their opponents before big games, manager Jose Mourinho said after a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in Wednesday’s final.”I am very humble when I play finals,” the Portuguese coach told a news conference after an emotional triumph that followed Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead and 64 injured.”I respect and study opponents. I try to make my players respect the opponents’ strengths and also to understand their weaknesses.”This is the most important trophy of my career because it’s the last (in line) and the last one is always the most important. That’s the way I look at things.”It means everything for the team. It means going back to the Champions League and playing in the European Super Cup next August. It’s the last piece of the puzzle.”Mourinho stressed that his team were able to block from their minds Monday’s attack in Manchester and focus on their biggest game of the season.”When you go into big matches you go happy and we didn’t. The boys were fantastic because they built a wall in front of their eyes and isolated themselves from everything to stay focused on the football match,” he said.”Yesterday we didn’t want to have the press conference because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to forget events which are much more important than our job,” he said referrring to the decision to cancel the news conference.advertisement”But the world goes on, it doesn’t stop. I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match but obviously the tragedy that occurred takes some of the happiness from our achievement.”If we could, we would change the cup for people’s lives. We wouldn’t think twice.”Mourinho declined to say whether United’s top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is sidelined with a long-term knee injury, would stay at the club but heaped praise on the towering Swede who watched the final behind the bench sporting crutches.”It’s so unfair what happened to him but life and football sometimes are,” said Mourinho. “This night would have been amazing for him if he had been on the pitch in his hometown, on the pitch where he played before he left Sweden.”He made an amazing impact this season and I am so pleased that in his amazing career he finally gets a European trophy.”last_img read more

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Allan Border feels Ashes under ‘threat’ amid CA pay dispute

first_imgFormer Australia skipper Allan Border has expressed his concerns for the incoming home Ashes series this year amidst the long-standing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association (ACA).”It just feels it ( Ashes) could be under threat, there’s a month until they’re all out of contract and they’re not even talking,” news.com.au quoted Border as saying. “I’m a bit fearful. I’ve just got that feel it’s going to get ugly.””The guys now know exactly what the revenues are they know the percentage they get, back in the day we wondered if we were getting our fair share, but we just did what we were told,” he added.Insisting that players are going to stand strong, the Aussie great expressed hope that the matter would be solved soon and the players could get to some middle ground.In March, CA made an offer, proposing that the average pay of Australia’s international women’s players would rise from $A79,000 to $A179,000, while the average remuneration of state cricketers would more than double to $A52,000.Under CA’s proposal, only male international players would have the chance to share in any surplus revenue, while other domestic male players and women at both domestic and international level would have to settle for fixed amounts which would not fluctuate according to the game’s income.However, the ACA pointed out a series of concerns with the proposal, saying that it “disrespects the value of domestic cricketers and the role they play in Australian cricket”.advertisementThe major reason behind the ACA’s opposition is CA’s proposal to scrap a shared revenue model for player payments, which has been in place for nearly 20 years.Cricket Australia had in May threatened that players would not be paid beyond June 30, the date of expiry of their current five-year financial deal, if they don’t accept the governing body’s new proposed offer.Hitting back at the threat, Australian opener David Warner had said the players are united to reject CA’s proposal and that they would not “buckle at all” in their pay row with their national board.The 30-year-old had further noted that cricket’s marketplace offer both international and domestic players plenty of opportunities to play T20 matches elsewhere if CA maintained its hard-line stance.The ACA has already announced that it will be establishing a player support fund for female and domestic cricketers in an event of the stalled MoU talks with CA not progressing June 30.last_img read more

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MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and their listless performances: Where was the spark vs Pakistan?

first_imgIndia on Sunday surrendered the ICC Champions Trophy to Pakistan after they were crushed by 180 runs in the final of the elite tournament at The Oval.Put into bat, Pakistan rode of a brilliant maiden century by Fakhar Zaman (114) and twin half-centuries by Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) to post a mammoth 338/4 in 50 overs. (ICC Champions Trophy Final: Virat Kohli’s overconfidence in run chases played into Pakistan’s hands)In reply, India’s chase never took off and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Mohammad Amir rattled the famed Indian top order before Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali chipped in with crucial breakthroughs to complete Pakistan’s big win. (Price of Virat Kohli’s rift with Anil Kumble: Heavy defeat vs Pakistan in Champions Trophy final)Regarded as one of the best bowling attacks in the world, India bowlers were beaten all over the park as Pakistan posted a record total at the ICC Champions Trophy final.BOWLING FAILUREJasprit Bumrah’s No Ball had denied India centurion Fakhar’s wicket. The Pakistan opener was on 3 when he edged one to keeper MS Dhoni off a no ball. He then went onto score his maiden century scoring 114 106 balls, laced with 12 fours and three  sixes. (India superstars fail to walk the talk, surrender meekly to Pakistan: Are MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh good enough to play overseas?)Ravichandran Ashwin, who missed the first couple matches, too proved expensive. He finished with 0/70 registering his worst bowling figures in his 108-match ODI career. Ashwin played three matches and managed to pick only one wicket from 29 overs.advertisementRavindra Jadeja was the player of the match when India beat England in the 2013 final. However, he was poor with the ball on Sunday returning with figures of none of 67 from his eight overs. He picked up four wickets from five matches in this edition. (India vs Pakistan, turning points: Jasprit Bumrah’s costly no-ball, Virat Kohli’s failure vs Amir)BATSMEN FLOPIndia’s top three batsman – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and captain Virat Kohli – came to the final having combined for 874 runs, more than 80 percent of the team’s tally in the tournament.But Rohit was out for a duck off the third ball, Kohli went for 5, and Dhawan, the player of the 2013 and 2017 tournaments, was out for 21. (Champions Trophy Final: Pakistan were more intense and passionate than India, says Virat Kohli)Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir tore India apart in the first nine overs to set up Pakistan’s maiden title glory at the Champions Trophy.Yuvraj Singh played some beautiful shots but was trapped leg before by Shadab Khan for 21. (‘Congratulations Pakistan’ tweets Virender Sehwag after India surrender Champions Trophy crown)Dhoni gave up the limited-overs captaincy in January to concentrate on his batting. He was given the freedom to bat higher up the order and express himself. In January, he proved his worth by smashing his 10 hundred in a must-win game for India against England in an ODI series. Dhoni, who has taken India over the line many a times, succumbed to pressure failing to counter a short-pitched ball by Hasan Ali.(AP Photo)Dhoni did not have much game-time in the tournament. He batted once, against Sri Lanka and scored 63 but looked clueless against Pakistan in the final. Post India’s defeat, security was beefed up at Dhoni’s residence in Ranchi.Hardik Pandya played a knock of a lone ranger but by then the match was over for India. He hit some lusty blows for his 76 off 43 balls but a poor communication with his partner Ravindra Jadeja ended his innings.Jadeja was the villain in that run out. Jadeja tapped it towards the cover region. Hardik Pandya felt that there was a run and he started running. Mohammad Hafeez collected it quickly and threw it back to Hasan Ali who dislodged the bails. Jadeja did not even try running as he was in his crease. The replays showed that Jadeja took a couple of steps ahead and then turned back.Soon Jadeja too followed suit with 15 off 26 balls. He is yet to prove his credentials with the bat in the 50-overs format.Moments later it was all over for India as Pakistan recorded a massive win, their first ICC title since 2009 World Twenty20 crown.last_img read more

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Sports code to be released soon, sports bodies will have to appoint CEO

first_imgAll the sports federation in the country will soon have to appoint a full-time CEO while nobody will be allowed to head these bodies beyond three consecutive terms. There will also be an upper age limit of 70 years.These are part of the suggestions included in the draft National Sports Development Code, which has been submitted to the Union Sports Ministry.Earlier in January, the government had constituted a nine-member panel to draft the Sports Code. Headed by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas, the panel had Abhinav Bindra, Prakash Padukone, and Anju Bobby George in it.”We will soon release the code and will appeal the sports federations to implement these. I respect the autonomy of the sports bodies, so these guidelines will not be mandatory but I see no reason why they would not be implemented. These are meant to improve the state of sports in the country,” said Union Minister of state (independent charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel.The minister, who has recently designated 12 Olympians as National Observers in their respective disciplines, reminded that the government would act tough when needed. “We suspended the IOA when there was a blatant violation of norms. Our observers will keep giving us constant feedback and I’m sure all the stakeholders will cooperate,” he said.The observers will certainly have an encompassing role as, according to the ministry, they will assist the government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations concerned including Indian Olympic Association in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to high priority and priority sports covering all aspects including selection policy, quality specifications for National Camps, long term athlete development plan, coaching development, development of technical officials and monitoring and evaluation of athlete performance.advertisementlast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic cruises into quarter-finals

first_imgNovak Djokovic played the first match of this year’s Wimbledon tournament under a closed roof on Centre Court, and he won it in straight sets.The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.During the third set, with Djokovic already up a break, the second-seeded Serb asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. Djokovic appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

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Formula 1: Sauber to continue with Ferrari engines in 2018

first_imgSauber have signed a multi-year agreement to continue using Ferrari engines after this season, the Swiss Formula One team said on Friday.The announcement came a day after the team and Honda cancelled a planned partnership from 2018.”The shared experience between the Sauber F1 Team and Ferrari has built a strong foundation, which will allow us to move forward swiftly and efficiently, also in terms of the development of the 2018 car,” said team principal Frederic Vasseur in a statement.Sauber are currently using a 2016 specification Ferrari power unit but Vasseur told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix that the team needed to have the latest version next season.The move casts doubt on the future of the team’s line-up, with Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein a Mercedes-backed driver while Ferrari have in the past placed some of their own academy youngsters with Sauber.Ferrari-backed Monegasque Charles Leclerc is leading the Formula Two series while Ferrari’s Italian reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi replaced the injured Wehrlein for two races earlier this season.Sauber’s plans to link up with Honda fell apart after the departure of former principal Monisha Kaltenborn in June.Ferrari also provide the U.S.-owned Haas team with engines, as well as their own works outfit.Mercedes, Renault and Honda are the other manufacturers supplying engines to the F1 grid.Sauber have used Ferrari engines since 2010, after BMW withdrew from the sport. They also used the Italian-made units between 1997 and 2005, under Petronas branding.last_img read more

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India beat Nepal 2-1 to lift SAFF Under-15 Championships

first_imgFew days after the Indian senior National Team were crowned champions in the Hero Tri-Nation Football series, the Under-15 National Team, comprising of All India Football Federation’s (AIFF’s) Regional Academy boys won the SAFF U-15 Championships with a splendid display in the final against hosts Nepal in Kathmandu on Sunday.Playing in front of a partisan crowd at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato in Lalitpur, India came back from behind to beat Nepal 2-1 in the final. Down by a goal at the interval, goals from Lalrokima and Vikram guided India to a deserving 2-1 victory.Congratulations boys, top effort ??????????#BackTheBlue #SAFFU15 #Champions #PK20 pic.twitter.com/ft1Hv6PF2W- Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) August 27, 2017Congratulating the U-15 Team for the achievement, All India Football President Mr. Praful Patel said: “Congratulations to the boys and entire staff. The manner the boys have played is a clear indication of how a structured Youth Development Programme can raise the bar.”AIFF President Shri Praful Patel congratulates the India U15 boys on their SAFF U15 Championship win #BackTheBlue #SAFFU15 pic.twitter.com/pWiUaPgn3e- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 27, 2017AIFF GS Kushal Das is elated at the display of the India U-15 boys in the SAFF U15 Championship.#BackTheBlue #SAFFU15 pic.twitter.com/vBWSzoe5p4- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 27, 2017Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF said: “The AIFF Academy boys won many hearts with their splendid display. The Academy programme has been yielding results and I am confident this bunch of boys would go on to bring more laurels for the Country. Congratulations!”advertisementIndia came out the stronger of the two teams with the boys passing the ball around in the midfield. Ravi came close to scoring in the 14th minute while Harpreet’s header missed the target narrowly soon after. Ravi shot it straight into the keeper’s hands as India launched one attack after another.India looked like the team more likely to score but Nepal earned a penalty against the run of play in the 40th minute. The penalty was converted as Nepal headed to the dressing room leading 1-0 at the interval.India could have equalised right at the beginning of the second half but the players couldn’t finish off their chances. Givson’s free-kick struck the cross bar in the 56th minute as luck continued to elude the boys.Finally, Lalrokima struck in the 58th minute to bring things level. The goal infused life into the game as India roared in search of their second goal.Sailo’s effort was saved while Vikram hit it just wide as India bombarded the Nepal goalfront. But the Nepali defence stone walled every effort until captain Vikram netted the ball in the 74th minute to put India into the lead. The boys didn’t take the foot off the pedal as they looked for the third with Nepal barely managing to avoid conceding another.The last few minutes saw Nepal putting in long balls as they moved forward in search of an equaliser but the Indian defence stood tall.India Starting XI: Jongte, Thoiba, Harpreet, Gurkirat, Vikram, Ravi, Bekey, Sailo, Givson, Ricky, Samirlast_img read more

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iPhone 7 outsells iPhone 8 in the US as fans hold out for iPhone X: Report

first_imgApple’s iPhone 7 is outperforming the newly launched iPhone 8, according to a recent report. It looks like the Cupertino giant’s iPhone model from last year is still a strong favourite for consumers even in 2018, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have seen a poor response since launch. The latest report comes following an IHS Markit report last week that said the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the top selling smartphones in the first half of 2017.As per data from KeyBanc Capital Market’s John Vinh citing US carrier store surveys, the iPhone 7 continues to be the preferred model over the iPhone 8, Reuters reports. This is surprising considering that newer iPhones usually see a strong demand with fans lining up outside Apple Stores from Day 1. This time around, the response towards the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been pretty mild as fans await the iPhone X.US carrier AT&T said last week that its third-quarter postpaid handset upgrades dropped by nearly 900,000 compared to the same time last year, and Bokerage Jefferies has linked this to poor demand for the iPhone 8. To recall, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look similar to their predecessors with minor hardware improvements. The most notable change with the new handsets are their glass backs for Qi wireless charging support. Based on the response for the new iPhone models, it looks like the upgrade isn’t as appealing as Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone X.Reuters notes that given the similar design of the iPhone 7 series and the iPhone 8 series, and considering the relatively lower price tags of last year’s models at $549 following a price cut, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have likely to become all the more attractive for customers. In India, the iPhone 7 can be availed starting at Rs 38,999 for the 32GB variant while the iPhone 7 Plus is priced around Rs 60,000 following price cuts.advertisementThe report also notes that the modest promotion of the iPhone 8 by US carriers could also be a factor for the slow sales of the device. “While carriers continue to offer promotions for the new iPhone 8, they have been much more modest compared to the iPhone 7 launch last year,” Vinh wrote.Meanwhile, the iPhone X sports a brand new design language for the Cupertino giant, featuring an edge-to-edge display and powerful innards, as well as a larger battery capacity, to name a few. The iPhone X will go on sale next month, and it is likely that fans feel upgrading to the iPhone X makes more sense than going for the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Of course, the iPhone X also comes with an extra premium price tag starting at $999 as well so one will have to wait and see how people respond to the pricing. In India, the iPhone X will be available for Rs 89,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 1,02,000 for the 256GB variant.One will have to wait and see if the response for the iPhone X is better and if it manages to perform better in sales compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X goes up for pre-orders on October 27, and will go on sale from November 3.last_img read more

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MS Dhoni critics should ask themselves what they were like at 36: Ravi Shastri to India Today

first_imgTeam India coach Ravi Shastri spoke exclusively to India Today’s Boria Majumdar as Virat Kohli’s men gear up to leave for the tour of South Africa next month.India have been in brilliant form in 2017, winning 37 international matches and 14 series on the trot. They signed off the year with a 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the T20I seires and now look well prepared for the rigours of the South African tour.India have never won a Test series in South Africa and Shastri believes his team has the potential to rewrite history this time. Shastri, who replaced Anil Kumble as coach earlier this year, also took on experts who have questioned MS Dhoni’s role in the Indian T20 tea, and added they should introspect what they were like on the field at the age of 36.The Indian coach also heaped praise on his skipper Virat Kohli in the course of an engaging interview.Here are some excerpt from the Shastri-Boria chat:INDIA’s APPROACH FOR SOUTH AFRICA “Nothing changes the way we approach any other month. For us all opposition is the same, all oppositions have to be respected and every game is a home match.”And as it turned out that next we are in South Africa. Where South Africa is different is that we haven’t won a series in South Africa. Therein lies a massive opportunity for the team to do something special. The belief is there. We are going there and we will treat South Africa like we treat any other opposition we have played against. There will be respect but we will go there to win.”advertisement”People are saying 12 months, people will say 24 months, for me it started the day I took the job. And nothing changes the way we approach any other month. For us all opposition is the same, all oppositions have to be respected and every game is a home match.”ON AUSTRALIA 2014″We know what Australia does to teams who go there. What I said was, the last two tours we went there, we lost 4-0. And don’t be afraid that it will 4-0 again. As long as you go onto the park and show them a brand of cricket where you are competing. Where you are looking them in the eye and play cricket as hard as they play. After that you lose, I give two hoots. For me it is how you compete on the field. Winning, losing it will all take its own turn.  By the way you play the game, the body language, the temperament, the commitment and work ethics that go into the preparation before a tournament. If all that is in place, you will play good cricket. Let me assure you, the brand that people saw in Australia, was something that they haven’t not seen for a long, long time from an Indian team. And it showed in the World Cup and the World Cup that happened after that, the great run we had, till we lost in the semis, was thanks to that tour. Thanks to the cricket we played. It started in Australia in 2014 and carried home in Sri Lanka, when we lost a Test match after dominating for three and a half days. That opened the eyes for everybody. There was a stage where we sat in the dressing room for two hours after a game, where each player questioned himself. It was looking into a mirror. We said that we will never going to play cricket like that.”ON HALLMARK OF A WINNING TEAM “This team does not depend on one or two players. There are close to 8-9 players that can perform. If you see any successful team there will be 6-7 players who perform and you don’t know which 6-7, that is the beauty.”HARDIK PANDYA’S IMPACTIt is very important to have that combination and getting the right balance. The most important thing about the team is that this is a team and not an individual. The word ‘I’ can be thrown out of the window. It is always we. Individuals can stay at home if they are not part of the team culture. No matter how big the individual. That is the difference with this team.”VIRAT KOHLI THE CAPTAIN”The great thing about Virat is his work ethic, his realisation of what kind of player he can become and what he it takes to become that player. So the emphasis on fitness, the sacrifices that he has to put through. A lot of things he wants to do as a 29-year-old. And it has become part of his lifestyle. What happens is, that when you have a captain in that frame of mind, wanting to achieve things others can only dream of. Then it rubs off on other players. Others want to emulate him. He wants to raise the bar for himself and he doesn’t want any room for excuses.”advertisementON CERTAIN FORMER CRICKETERS CRITICISING DHONI”We are not stupid. I have been watching this sport for the last 30-40 years. Virat has been a part of this team for a decade now. We know, at this age, he can beat players aged 26. People who talk, forget that they played the game. If they look themselves in the mirror and ask the question, ‘what they were at the age of 36?’. would they have run two runs faster?’ But the time they finish two, this guy will run three. Then he has won only two World Cups and averages only 51. Till today you don’t have a wicket-keeper to replace him in the one day team.”He is still one of the best around, not only in the Indian team, but the world. Some of the things you see with him are not sold in the market. You will not get it anywhere else. “The fact that he does not play Test cricket, means he should be playing as much cricket as possible till the World Cup in 2019.”When Australia say something, you understand their language. It is ok if they say one word, you reply with three. One in their language, two in your language. How does it matter, as long it does not cross the line.last_img read more

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Oregon QB Mariota Wins Heisman

first_imgNEW YORK — Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from a linebacker or tossing a touchdown pass for Oregon’s understated star.The junior quarterback became the Ducks’ first Heisman winner going away on Dec. 13, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award. “I’m humbled to be standing here today,” Mariota said moments after he was announced as the winner.Mariota isn’t a bigger talker, but he steadily worked through his speech, thanking his teammates, teachers, friends and his home state of Hawaii. He finally hit a snag when it came time to thank his mother and father. He needed to take two deep breaths and still he got choked up.“I had to give thanks to so many people because where I am today, it’s all do to all those people,” Mariota said later. “It’s hard not to get emotional. It’s been a long journey. My emotions got the best of me.”A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into this season as the favorite to win the 80th Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony at a theater in Times Square into a foregone conclusion.Mariota had twice as many points (2,534) as second-place finisher Melvin Gordon (1,250), the record-breaking running back from Wisconsin. The other finalist, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper, was third.Mariota received the second-highest percentage of possible points (90.92) in Heisman history, behind only Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, who had 91.63 in 2006. Southern California tailback Reggie Bush received 91.77 percent of possible points in 2005, but his victory was later vacated for violating NCAA rules.Mariota, the first Hawaii native to win the Heisman, has accounted for a Pac-12-record 53 touchdowns (38 passing, 14 rushing and one receiving) while directing the Ducks’ warp-speed spread offense. “In Hawaii, if one person is successful, the entire state is successful,” he said, draped in leis at his news conference.It will be a matchup of Heisman-winning quarterbacks in the College Football Playoff’s Rose Bowl semifinal Jan. 1 with Mariota and the Ducks facing Florida State and Jameis Winston.“I’m just looking forward to getting back on the field and playing again,’ Mariota said. “We do have a team goal.”In an era when so many Heisman winners seemingly come from out of nowhere — the last two were the first freshmen winners — Mariota’s rise was slow and steady.Three of the last four Heisman winners were in their first seasons as starters, including Cam Newton, who won the award in his only season at Auburn after transferring from a junior college. Before Newton, three straight sophomores won the award (Tim Tebow of Florida, Sam Bradford of Oklahoma and Mark Ingram of Alabama). Tebow was the first sophomore winner.Like Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Winston, the previous two winners, Mariota started as a redshirt freshman. It quickly established himself as a star, but unlike Johnny Football and Famous Jameis, Mariota wasn’t the face of college football in his first season.In his second season he put up numbers that rivaled those of Heisman finalist quarterbacks Winston, Manziel, AJ McCarron and Jordan Lynch, but when it came time to vote for the Heisman, Mariota was forgotten. He didn’t even finish in the top 10 in 2013.This season Mariota would not be ignored.He leads the nation in passer rating (186.2), is fifth in total offense (342.5 yards per game) and has led the Ducks to a Pac-12 title with a chance to play for their first national championship.Of course, patience and poise have defined Mariota’s career. He didn’t start for his high school team until he was a senior — then led Saint Louis in Honolulu to a state title.A quiet leader with a nice-guy reputation, Mariota brought no off-field baggage to this Heisman ceremony. After a season beset by off-field troubles, including a school hearing into sexual assault allegations, Winston wasn’t a finalist this time around. He finished sixth.Oregon’s only Heisman finalists before Mariota were quarterback Joey Harrington in 2001 and running back LaMichael James in 2010.“If you have your punch list of things as a program, the most iconic individual award would be the Heisman Trophy. But like Marcus said, I know he’d trade all that to win as a team,” Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said.For Harrington, Oregon, with Nike’s help, put up a billboard in Times Square to promote their Heisman candidate. Oregon didn’t need a billboard to get the word out about Mariota. His play provided all the publicity he needed.(RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Dodgers’ Kershaw K’s Mets, 5-0

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw is on a winning roll and doing it ever so efficiently.He tossed a three-hitter, Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer and Chase Utley added a solo shot to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 5-0 the night of May 12 for a split of the four-game series.“It was special,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. “I definitely put my fan hat on.”Making his 250th career start, Kershaw (5-1) struck out 13 on 108 pitches and walked one to win his third straight. It was the left-hander’s fifth straight start with double-digit strikeouts, a club record. It was also his second shutout this month. He beat San Diego 1-0 on May 1.“Walking guys is how you get in trouble. I’d rather string hits together and make them swing the bats to beat me. That’s always my mentality,” Kershaw said.“Fortunately, I feel like my mechanics have felt pretty solid the whole season and I’m able to repeat pitches pretty consistently.”Kershaw dominated in a match-up featuring pitchers with a combined four Cy Young Awards between them, with three belonging to the Dodgers ace. He improved to 7-0 with 74 strikeouts in 10 regular season starts against the Mets.“He never gives in,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “He doesn’t have to stay in the zone to get you out. He’s so dominant. He pitches in well to both sides of the plate. He makes you speed the bat up. His off-speed stuff is tremendous.”The Dodgers jumped on Bartolo Colon (3-2) with four runs in the first inning. Their first run came on Justin Turner’s RBI single before Grandal homered off a 2-0 pitch into the right-field pavilion, making it 4-0.Chase Utley added a two-out homer in the second for a 5-0 lead.“They were aggressive early in the game. First two guys got base hits on the first swing,” Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki said. “They were aggressive and took advantage of the balls up in the zone.”The Dodgers came in averaging 2.69 runs at home after averaging 4.2 last year, but they delivered early support for Kershaw, who improved to 81-0 when given four or more runs of support while in the game. Los Angeles is 91-6 in those contests.“You want to help your pitcher out, especially early in the game,” said Grandal, who homered for the second straight game.The Mets’ fourth shutout loss of the season dropped them into a first-place tie with Washington atop the NL East.Colon gave up a season-high five runs and seven hits in five innings, equaling his shortest outing of the season. He struck out three and walked none in losing for the first time since April 9.In his last start, the 42-year-old became the oldest pitcher to homer in the major leagues with a stunning shot in San Diego last week.“I was throwing strikes and they were jumping on my first pitches,” Colon said through a translator.(BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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NFL Owners Approve Raiders’ Move from Oakland to Las Vegas

first_imgPHOENIX (AP) — Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland.NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter.“My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,” Davis said. “This gives us the ability to achieve that.”The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money. Bank of America also is giving Davis a $650 million loan, further helping to persuade owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year.The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016, and in January the Chargers relocated from San Diego to LA.“You know our goal is to have 32 stable franchises for each team and the league,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We work very hard and never want to see the relocation of a franchise. We worked tirelessly over the last nine months or so on a solution. We needed to provide certainties and stability for the Raiders and the league.”The Raiders, whose relocation fee of approximately $350 million is less than the $650 million the Rams and Chargers paid, likely will play two or three more years in the Bay Area before their $1.7 billion stadium near the Las Vegas Strip is ready.“I wouldn’t use the term lame duck,” Davis insisted. “We’re still the Raiders and we represent Raider Nation.“There will be disappointed fans and it’s important for me to talk to them to explain why and how.”Las Vegas, long taboo to the NFL because of its legalized gambling, also is getting an NHL team this fall, the Golden Knights.“Today will forever change the landscape of Las Vegas and UNLV football,” said Steve Sisolak, chairman of the Clark County Commission and a former member of a panel appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to study the stadium tax funding plan. “I couldn’t be more excited for the fans and residents of Clark County as we move forward with the Raiders and the Rebels.”Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and a group trying to keep the team in Oakland, made a last-ditch presentation to the NFL last week. But that letter was “filled with uncertainty,” according to Goodell.Monday, she asked owners to delay the vote, wanting to give her city a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at the Coliseum site.“Never that we know of has the NFL voted to displace a team from its established market when there is a fully financed option before them with all the issues addressed,” Schaaf said in a statement. “I’d be remiss if I didn’t do everything in my power to make the case for Oakland up until the very end.”Schaaf said the city presented a $1.3 billion plan for a stadium that would be ready by 2021. She said the existing Coliseum would be demolished by 2024, with the Oakland Athletics baseball team either moving to a new stadium at the Coliseum site or somewhere else in the city.But the presence of the A’s in that sports complex was particularly troubling to the NFL, Goodell said.“We understand the Raiders’ need for a new stadium,” A’s President Dave Kaval said. “Oakland is an incredible sports town and we would be sorry to see them leave. We commend the city’s and county’s efforts to keep the Raiders in Oakland. The mayor and her team have worked incredibly hard to save the franchise.“We are focused on, and excited about, our efforts to build a new ballpark in Oakland and look forward to announcing a location this year.”The Raiders’ move became more certain this month when Bank of America offered the loan. That replaced the same amount the Raiders lost when the league balked at having casino owner Sheldon Adelson involved and he was dropped from the team’s plans.Davis on Monday thanked Adelson for his “vision and leadership,” saying the entire deal might not have happened without him.Leaving the Bay Area is not something new with the Raiders, who played in Los Angeles from 1982-94 before heading back to Oakland. Davis was passed over last year in an attempt to move to a stadium in the LA area that would have been jointly financed with the Chargers. Instead, the owners approved the Rams’ relocation and gave the Chargers an option to join them, which they exercised this winter.Now, it’s off to the desert for the Raiders. Well, in a few years.“The opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world,” Davis said, “is a significant step toward achieving that greatness.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Greek Gymnast Petrounias Qualifies for Montreal World Championship Final

first_imgMONTREAL, Canada – Greek Olympic medallist Lefteris Petrounias, 27, has qualified for the final eight in the rings competition of the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal after finishing first in the qualification rounds for the event, with a score of 15,400.Petrounias retained his lead throughout the qualification round, to earn a place in his third world championship finals after those in Nanning (2014), where he finished sixth, and Glasgow (2015), where he won the gold.The second Greek in the competition, Konstantinos Konstantinidis finished 20th with 14,300 points in his world championship debut.The final of the rings competition will be held on October 7.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Knicks Beat Spurs to End 18-Game Home Losing Streak

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Damyean Dotson scored 27 points and the New York Knicks snapped their franchise-record home losing streak at 18 games with a 130-118 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr. and Emmanual Mudiay all had 19 points in the Knicks’ first home victory since Dec. 1 against Milwaukee. Smith had 13 assists and Knox had 10 boards, while rookie Mitchell Robinson finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.DeMar DeRozan had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs, who fell to 1-6 on their trip that ends Monday night in Brooklyn. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points, but was limited to just 13 minutes through three quarters because of foul trouble after his good start.New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (32) knocks the ball from San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) as San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) watch from the floor during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Spurs came in as the NBA’s best 3-point shooting team but were just 6 for 24 behind the arc, far too poor to make up for a dismal defensive effort that had the Knicks wearing out the rims with slam dunks and shooting 51 percent.The Spurs were so off early that they didn’t even make one of their baskets. Knox and Smith both went for the rebound of Aldridge’s miss with no Spurs around and knocked it into the basket, with Aldridge getting credit for the field goal.The Knicks led by nine at halftime and then started to run the Spurs off the floor in the third quarter. Pushing the pace and getting some easy dunks on lobs, they opened a 90-67 advantage on a 3-pointer by Dotson. The Spurs had to call three timeouts in the period — two at the same time when they couldn’t get the ball in after the first one — and were still down 19 with just over 2 minutes left in the period.New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) looks for a shot around the defense of San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)They scored the final eight to cut it to 94-83 entering the fourth, but whenever they seemed to have any momentum, they would throw the ball away, allow an offensive rebound or commit a foul to stall.TIP-INSSpurs: Coach Gregg Popovich said G Derrick White, recently returned from a heel injury, would play Monday in Brooklyn after sitting out the front end of the back-to-back. … Jacob Poeltl had 12 points and nine rebounds.Knicks: Coach David Fizdale said G Frank Ntilikina was progressing in his recovery from a sore groin and now able to do some running. … Fizdale was asked if he had considered any different types of techniques to deal with the Knicks’ struggles at home. “Like incense?” he responded.COACH ON COACHPopovich coached against Jeff Van Gundy when the Spurs beat the Knicks in the 1999 NBA Finals, and selected him to coach the U.S. team in qualifying games for this summer’s Basketball World Cup, where Popovich will lead the Americans. Popovich praised the work of Van Gundy, who hasn’t been an NBA coach since going 52-30 with Houston in 2006-07.“He’s better than most of us as a coach. I think most people know that, but that’s not always what gets you hired,” Popovich said. “It’s circumstances and those sorts of things and personal situations, and timing has to be right and all that. But he certainly is somebody who would make a franchise better, without any doubt.”FAMILIAR FACEDavid Lee sat courtside with his fiance, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. Lee played for both teams, beginning his career with the Knicks in 2005 and playing his final season with the Spurs in 2016-17.UP NEXTSpurs: At Brooklyn on Monday night.Knicks: Host Orlando on Tuesday night.___By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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ECRIN launches remote Embedded modular computer myOPALE at embedded world

first_imgFor their first official participation at embedded world, Ecrin will launch a new product for Embedded and Industrial IoT markets. A little revolution in fact, when we remember that for three decades, Industrial PC’s use always the two same types of architecture from the eighties: ATX/miniITX motherboard or PICMG passive backplane. In both cases, the CPU board and its I/O cards stayed physically and mechanically linked through Peripheral Component Interconnect PCB – PCI Express nowadays.myOPALE integrates most advantages of PCIe over cable inside the rack. In myOPALE, PCIe backplane bus is conceptually stretched to operate over a cable from CPU’s to secondary I/O backplanes, physically located anywhere in the chassis. In that way, myOPALE offers to its user many advantages in small foot print 1U 19’’ rackmount, but also very interesting capabilities for other integration format beyond the limits of legacy IPC.The choice of Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8643) connectors and associated cable authorize high bandwidth 12Gbps for PCIe Gen3 protocol with 8 differential pairs for x4 PCIe lanes between myOPALE-CPU, myOPALE-IO building block and the new NVMe storage media that offers up to 7x SATA throughput, thanks native PCIe x4 Gen3 lanes. The choice of standard 5.25’’ drive bay form factor is well adapted for 1U/2U/4U 19’’ rackmount integrations.myOPALE-CPU integrates a complete Autonomous Embedded Computer (146 x 42 x 200mm for 1.45kg only) based on INTEL Core or Xeon E3 with 32Go DDR4 ECC, 2 DP, GigE, 4 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0, 2 SATA3, internal 2.5’’ SATA SSD, I2C, ext. RTC Batt and 24x PCIe Gen3 lanes to connect up to 5 expansions (PCIe x4 / x8 cards or NVMe) via its 6 Mini-SAS HD connectors. Ecrin Systems is an ISO 900:2015 certified Manufacturer and System Integrator myOPALE-IO building blocks allows 2 PCIe x4 or 1 PCIe x8 to be integrated independently up to 50cm from the CPU box into chassis.With myOPALE cubes, you can imagine 5 full height I/O cards in a 1U/19’’ when legacy IPC authorized only two; you can imagine full-redondant 1+1 system in a 1U/19’’ impossible with legacy IPC; you can imagine 6 Industrial PC’s with 2 I/O slots extansion each, in a 4U/19’’ rack, and many others cases which you never dared to dream with legacy IPC before.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous congatec: COM Express Type 6 module with AMD Ryzen embedded processorsNext AAEON to present cutting-edge technology at embedded world 2018last_img read more

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Rohde & Schwarz: RTP family combines innovative signal integrity with high acquisition rate

first_img Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: versatile, thin and affordable Mini-ITX motherboardNext Kontron: VM6062 server class blade computer brings secure technology to VME legacy applications Rohde & Schwarz introduces the new high-performance R&S RTP family, expanding its oscilloscope portfolio in keeping with its motto “Oscilloscope Innovation. Measurement Confidence.” The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope family combines signal integrity with a high acquisition rate. In standard acquisition mode, it can measure a million waveforms per second, making it more than a thousand times faster than other oscilloscopes in its class. This helps users to find sporadic errors much faster.It is the only instrument on the market that compensates transmission losses from the signal source to the oscilloscope (deembedding) in realtime. The advantage is that the oscilloscope is still extremely fast even with signal correction activated. And thanks to its unique digital trigger architecture, it can precisely trigger on compensated signals. A further feature of the R&S RTP oscilloscope that saves developers a lot of time is hardware acceleration for a range of analysis functions. Mask tests, histograms and frequency domain analyses can be performed at high speed for fast results with high statistical reliability.The R&S RTP combines multiple instruments better than any other oscilloscope in its class. 16 logic channels, four voltage channels and four current measurement channels are available in addition to the analog oscilloscope channels. The R&S RTP supports protocol analysis of serial bus interfaces and offers powerful spectrum and signal analysis functions. Thanks to its wide range of tools, users can test many different types of signals from complex circuits time-correlated with each other with just one T&M instrument, and find related errors faster.The RTP is ideal for debugging electronic circuitries with different signals during development, including high-speed buses (USB, PCI Express, MIPI, etc.), multichannel RF interfaces (radio or radar), DDR memory interfaces, complex power management units, and even simple control and programming buses (I2C, SPI, etc.). The R&S RTP can test all applications where high-resolution signals need to be measured with a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity in the time and frequency domains. Thanks to the sophisticated cooling concept and the silent fans, the quiet instrument never disturbs lab operations.Rohde & Schwarz is planning additional enhancements to the R&S RTP family. More hardware options, such as a generator module with two analog and eight digital channels and a 16 GHz differential pulse source, are planned for 2018. Further R&S RTP models with a higher bandwidth will follow in 2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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Solid Sands: verification of optimization correctness with SuperTest

first_imgIf you think advanced compiler optimizations are robust and well-tested, you are wrong. Our recent experiments with optimization testing have uncovered errors in every compiler technology that we got our hands on. Our conclusion is that advanced optimization testing is currently an underdeveloped skill of compiler developers and that action is required. We introduce our new optimization tests in SuperTest, the most advanced compiler test suite available. Compiler optimizations have huge economic value. Comparing unoptimized code with optimized code can demonstrate a fifteen-fold increase in the execution speed of the generated program after optimization. That is a large factor, but it is not uncommon for advanced loop optimizations, such as vectorization, to achieve it. As for the economic value, fifteen times greater execution efficiency can be translated into a slower and much cheaper target processor, less heat dissipation, a more compact build, and simultaneously, a reduction in (battery) power consumption by a factor of 15. When this happens in embedded or automotive applications, there are real benefits to using compiler optimizations. For a typical compiler, more than half of its source code is optimization related. That is significant, and errors can occur in that part of the compiler as well as in other parts. “Optimizations Don’t Exist” Over the past year, we have worked on improving the optimization testing capabilities of SuperTest. When writing any test, including tests for SuperTest, it is preferable to start from the language specification. However, this is not straightforward for optimizations.  From the C/C++ language definition point of view, optimizations hardly exist. In C11:5.1.2.3, it says:The semantic descriptions in this International Standard describe the behavior of an abstract machine in which issues of optimization are irrelevant. The language definition specifies the behavior of every particular language construct, but it does not specify how or when that behavior is achieved. Optimization is a so-called ‘non-functional’ requirement. This makes it hard, if not impossible, to verify optimizations against a specification. Our belief, backed up by real-world experience, is that SuperTest has always done a pretty good job of optimization testing. Many of its tests are specifically designed to test compiler optimizations. For example, a text search for tail recursion in the SuperTest suites immediately reports about ten tests. That does not include tests that accidentally test for tail recursion or were not documented as doing so. Because of the nature of compilers as a pipeline of steps, every test is exposed to all components of the pipeline, including all optimization stages. This means that the chance of tests unintentionally hitting optimizations is high, which is in fact what we see. The weak link is that this is not good enough to meet the formal requirements of functional safety standards, and rightly so. These standards demand a less ‘accidental’ approach, which requires a rigid framework to link tests to the requirements of optimization. Providing this framework is what we set out to do. Our goal is not simply to meet the requirements of functional safety standards, but also to actually create a high-quality optimization test suite that has wide applicability.Inspiration from Benchmarks, Lessons Learned To get inspiration for code that triggers optimization, we turned to benchmarks – some of them well known in the field of performance testing. Not only are there (artificial) benchmarks that are written explicitly to trigger optimizations, but compiler developers have also worked hard to improve the performance of benchmark code by adding optimizations to their compilers. From this we learned a number of lessons that can be summarized as follows:Benchmarks are not the best tests of correctness of compiler optimizations .Lesson 1: Benchmarks do not always verify their results The number one metric for a benchmark is how fast its compiled code runs on the target processor. There is no number two metric. High priority is not always given to verifying if what is computed is also correct. So how do we know thatoptimizations performed on the benchmark are performed correctly? For some graphics benchmarks, you have to review the generated image to assesscorrectness. Clearly that approach does not work in a continuous integration environment. Lesson 2: Benchmarks are not written to deal with different data models In the development of SuperTest, we are constantly aware of the many different data models used in embedded computing platforms. Computing with a different data model (for example, using 24-bit instead of 32-bit integers) may result in different, potentially incorrect, results. This must be taken into account when optimizing. But referring back to Lesson 1 above, if the result is not verified, you have no evidence that optimizations take the data model into account.Lesson 3: Benchmarks may not be free of undefined behavior Undefined behavior can easily happen when a benchmark is compiled for a smaller data-model than it was intended for. The danger of this is that some compilers use the assumed absence of undefined behavior as a property that can be optimized. For example, if a compiler analysis shows that a branch in the code leads to undefined behavior, perhaps triggered by an overflowing signed integer computation, the compiler may rightly assume that the branch is never executed and remove it. This may not have been the intention of the benchmark, but it does make it run faster. Lesson 4: Benchmarks do not execute all the generated code Even when a benchmark verifies that its computed result is correct, if it does not execute all the generated code there is no evidence that the transformation that created the non-executed code is correct. This is not simply a case of ‘dead-code’ in the benchmark being optimized away. On the contrary, when compiled without optimization, all generated code may be executed. The reason for not-executed code existing after optimization is that optimizing transformations often duplicate and specialize code. As part of this process, a much more complicated control flow is constructed to differentiate between special cases and make them faster. If every special case is not present in the benchmark, some parts of the generated code will not be executed.It should now be clear that even if your compiler manages to optimize a benchmark suite really well, there is no guarantee that its optimizations are correct.These ‘lessons learned’ are applied in our construction of the SuperTest optimization test suite. We have done as much as we can to make sure that computed results are verified, that tests are applicable to the data model the suite supports, that they contain no undefined behavior, and that they execute all the generated code. Executing All the Generated Code (Lesson 4) Not all benchmarks suffer from these deficiencies. EEMBC’s CoreMark®, for example, goes through great lengths to verify its computed result. But the incomplete execution of all the generated code is a real issue, and it is not addressed by any of the benchmarks that we know of. Verifying test results, working with the right data model and having no undefined behavior are all properties of the test source code. However, executing all the generated code after optimization is dependent on the transformations that are applied by the compiler. We cannot know these beforehand, and although we cannot guarantee that all generated code is executed, we have worked hard to make sure that this property is true. To analyze generated code execution, we have used a number of different compilers and performed a run-time coverage analysis at the assembly level. In effect, we have performed assembly-level MC/DC analysis, looking both at structural coverage and branch coverage. Then, for all possible optimizations, we looked at the code specialization that the compiler applied and analyzed the specific inputs that are needed to hit all the generated specialized code. For example, take the following relatively simple loop:    int f(int n) {         int total = 0;         for (int i=0; i             total += i & n;         }     }  This loop is sufficiently complex that the compiler does not apply the algebraic analysis that would remove the loop completely. Instead, the loop can be vectorized. At the source code level, a single call of the loop with a value of n different from zero achieves full structural code coverage. Also, the single branch due to the loop condition is called in both ways at run-time, achieving full branch coverage. When we look at the generated assembly code at a high optimization level, we see that the code has expanded significantly and contains no less than fifteen conditional branches. Calling the loop with n=999 (a non-trivial number that is not a multiple of the loop-unroll factor or the vector length) results in about 80% code coverage (reasonably good) but coverage of less than half of the control flow edges in the generated code (not good). To achieve maximal code and branch coverage, the optimized code has to be called with at least five different values of the loop value n . One interesting, perhaps surprising, discovery was that compilers generate redundant conditional branches. This was observed in multiple, different, compiler technologies, so it is not merely an artifact of one compiler. It happens in this loop too. Redundant branches recheck a condition that was established earlier in its flow of control. As a result, the condition always has the same value and the redundant conditional branch is always taken in the same direction. Full branch coverage for these redundant branches cannot be achieved! The unwelcome result of redundant branches is that maximal code and branch coverage is less than full code and branch coverage. Also, the redundant branches are not easy to analyze, so understanding when maximal coverage is not equal to full coverage is a non-trivial and, above all, time-consuming exercise. Taking all of this into account, we were able to create a generalized method of constructing, for every test, a range of test-cases that achieved maximal coverage for all the compilers we looked at. Since our methods are robust and work independently of a particular compiler technology, we believe that our tests and test-cases are highly likely to achieve maximal coverage for other compiler technologies as well.Results Using our old and new optimization tests, we have found optimization errors in all the compiler technologies we have analyzed so far. This does not mean that optimizations cannot be trusted in general, but it does suggest that it pays to tread carefully. Here is the result of running a SuperTest test on a compiler that is commonly used in embedded systems:    s[0] = 42;     *(sp[0]) = -1;    /* *(sp[0]) is an alias of s[0] */     if( s[0] == 42 ){ /* Incorrectly yields true */ This error is the result of an incorrect value propagation, from the first statement to the third, through variable s[0] , while that variable was modified by the second statement through an alias. The dangerous aspect of this compiler error is that it is due to an optimization that is applied without any of the optimization options being given to the compiler. So even if you think that no optimization takes place, it still happens. This is OK as far as the language definition is concerned, but many developers would not expect it to happen. Here is another result from the optimization suite, compiled with Intel’s ICC compiler. This compiler is well regarded and known for its high-performance loop optimizations, but, as shown here, it is not perfect:    void s482(double *a, double *b, double *c, int len) {         int i;         for (i = INT_MIN; i < INT_MIN+len; i++) {             a[i-INT_MIN] = b[i-INT_MIN] + c[i-INT_MIN];             if (c[i-INT_MIN] > b[i-INT_MIN])                 break;        }     }The special property of this test is that its iterator i operates close to the lower bound of the integer domain, something that the optimizer is not prepared for. As a result, the program crashes at run-time with a segmentation fault. We also found optimization errors in other trusted technologies such as CLANG/LLVM compilers, GCC compilers and Microsoft’s compiler. Conclusion The most important conclusion is that if you want to use compiler optimizations, you must know the weaknesses of your compiler. We have found no compiler technology immune to optimization errors. Sometimes the errors are obscure and easy to avoid. In other cases, they are so severe that you should consider not using a specific optimization. So make sure that you have a test-suite that aims to verify the correctness of optimizations performed by the compiler – and not only a benchmark suite aimed at performance analysis. If you need to qualify the use of optimizations in a compiler for functional safety or other mission-critical requirements, our new optimization test suite provides a solid basis. Optimization is not a functional requirement of the compiler, and every compiler technology has its own specific implementation strategy for optimization. Our optimization test-suite, in conjunction with the many optimization-triggering tests in the core suites of SuperTest, is aimed at triggering many, if not all, of the optimizations in any specific compiler.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous RISC-V ready to come of ageNext acceed: I/O modules for scalable data communicationlast_img read more

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BIZ-TOURISM-NORTHEAST

first_imgNorth-east beckons tourists; footfalls to grow 12% in 2019Mumbai, Jun 17 (PTI) Improved infrastructure and airconnectivity are drawing a large number of tourists to India’sNorth-east and looking at the current traction, footfalls inthe picturesque region are expected to grow by 10-12 per centin 2019, industry experts said.”The bookings for North-east have gone up by 18 percent as compared to the same period (April-June) last year.Tourism in the North-east region is expected to grow by atleast 10-12 per cent even in the next year,” Cox & Kings head,relationships, Karan Anand, told PTI here.He said improved infrastructure and air connectivityhave played a major role in driving tourism growth in the vastregion which consists of eight states.”Air connectivity has tremendously improved with newroutes opening in the region last year. New flights have beenintroduced using Shillong as a hub to travel to otherprominent tourist destinations of Meghalaya like Cherrapunjiand Mawlynnong.”The new airport at Pakyong (Sikkim) will further makereaching the northern part of the state, especially to touristattractions such as Nathu La Pass, easier,” Anand added.The region is mostly preferred by holiday-makers agedbetween 25-50 years and hailing from metros such as Delhi,Mumbai, Kolkata, besides Guwahati and nearby areas who flockthere to explore its wildlife, rivers and culture, he said.However, the second or third-time travellers, who arenow discovering the attractions of the North-east, embark ontheir journey to understand the lifestyle and also the cultureand the cuisine of the region, he added.advertisementEchoing a similar view, a MakeMyTrip spokesperson saidhigh growth of travellers opting for the North-east sector canbe attributed to not only to better road infrastructure andrail connectivity but also to direct flight connectivity fromNew Delhi and Mumbai.”Apart from this, more number of hotels are opening upin this region, making it easier for travellers to findaccommodations in places which were earlier not veryconnected.”At MakeMyTrip, we have seen over 100 per cent growthin the number of travellers opting for North-east destinationssuch as Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalya since the timewe started offering holiday packages in the region,” he added.He said overall, the sector, including Darjeeling (ahill station which falls in West Bengal), is growing by 35 percent for summer travel. The MMT platform has witnessed 30 percent growth in travel bookings to Gangtok, 120 per cent eachto Shillong and Meghalaya.The Assam, Meghalaya sector is increasingly becomingpopular among the top metro markets, the MMT spokesman said.Manmeet Ahluwalia, marketing head of Brand Expedia inIndia, said for a very long period, the north-eastern part ofthe country had been largely unexplored due to poorconnectivity and infrastructure.However, tourism in the region is now witnessing asubstantial growth thanks to a slew of government initiatives,better connectivity, infrastructure development and a varietyof experiences on offer for voyagers, he added.”We have seen a year-on-year growth of 25-30 per centover the past five years. We are expecting the growth tocontinue with new government policies focusing on betterinfrastructure and connectivity,” he added.Ahluwalia said besides young adults, including collegepass outs and first-time earners to families, there has been arise in queries from all segments.”People who like exploring nature and its serenity areattracted by most of the destinations to the North-east. Wehave also seen an increase in women solo travellers who feelcomparatively safer in the environment.”Adventure seekers enjoy the place for its challengingtreks, kayaking, angling and rafting,” he added.There has been an increase in queries and bookingsfrom all over the country, but residents from Delhi, Kolkata,Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad and Jaipur top the list of peoplewanting to travel to North-east, he said.The region offers a holistic package. However,activities like trekking, mountaineering, adventure sportssuch as river rafting, mountain biking, hang gliding and parasailing are gaining popularity in the region, he said.”Activities like the Ziro Music Festival and HornbillFestival, too, have started to see a lot of traction.”Attendance at these events from young millennialsover the past 2-3 years has helped in making North-east apopular destination among tourists,” he added. PTI SMRSY RSY RSYlast_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 passes through FCC earlier than expected

first_imgSamsung’s next flagship phone may not be too far away now. The much-rumoured Galaxy Note 9 has been certified by the US FCC, which indicates that its launch is imminent. Notably, the upcoming phablet sees an earlier certification compared to last year’s Galaxy Note 8, which received the FCC stamp around the end of July. While the Note 8 was launched on August 23 last year, the Galaxy Note 9 is being tipped for an earlier unveiling, possibly on August 9.The Galaxy Note 9 model spotted at the FCC is the international version with model number SM-N960F with a list of various LTE bands on board. The US-specific version likely has the model number SM-N960U. The certification doesn’t reveal a lot apart from the fact that the phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and MST which is used for Samsung Pay.Some CAD renders earlier this month gave us an idea of what to expect from the design of the phone. It’s not surprising that Samsung may just go with a similar look as the Galaxy Note 8, seeing as how the Galaxy S9 did not vary much from the Galaxy S8. What may be a relief for some is that Samsung is still saying no to the notch. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to sport a similar 6.3-inch Infinity Display with narrow bezels on the top and bottom. The biggest aesthetical change may be seen on the back with regards to the placement of the fingerprint sensor. On the Galaxy Note 8, the sensor was placed right next to the dual camera setup, which made it difficult for some to reach and avoid smudging the camera lens. Renders of the Galaxy Note 9 suggest the sensor will be moved below the dual cameras.advertisementAs far the rest of the innards are concerned, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 for most countries including India, while the US variant is expected to carry the Snapdragon 845 chip. Additionally, the memory and storage configuration is said to start from 6GB to 8GB of RAM and 64GB to a whopping 512GB of storage, but we’ll know the exact details only at the time of launch. The upcoming phone is also expect to house a larger 3,850mAh battery compared to the underwhelming 3,300mAh battery inside the Galaxy Note 8.The Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to come with an updated Bixby 2.0 with better voice recognition and language support. Cameras will likely be a key focus area as well and there are reports that the phone could bear a 16MP primary camera with f/1.4 aperture, which would be a huge upgrade over the Galaxy Note 8. Elsewhere, the Note 9 could sport a similar 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup as the Galaxy S9+ with dual aperture. We’ll know more about the upcoming flagship as we approach closer to its unveiling.last_img read more

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India’s football exports up 15% in 2017-18

first_imgNew Delhi, July 17 (PTI) India’s football exports grew by over 15 per cent to USD 10.33 million (about 70.5 crore) in 2017-18 on account of growing demand in the markets of South America and Europe.”Around 60 countries from across the globe imported India-made footballs in 2017-18. The potential is much higher with the country’s craftsmen manufacturing footballs of global quality,” the department of commerce said in a tweet.It said inflatable balls, particularly football, are the top exported items in the sports goods and toys sector from India.The top 10 export destinations for Indian footballs were the UK, Australia, Germany, Ireland, UAE, Argentina, Spain, France, the US and Chile.The exports in 2016-17 stood at USD 8.93 million, as against USD 12.8 million in 2015-16. PTI RR SA SAlast_img read more

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Manager Emery respects Mesut Ozil’s decision, calls Arsenal ‘his home’

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that he respects Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit German football team but Arsenal was his family and he had all the support at the club.Ozil announced that he will no longer play for Germany citing “racism and disrespect”. Ozil gave an account of how his Turkish roots were disrespected and how he was made to feel unwanted by the German football federation despite giving his all for his teammates, the coaching staff and the “good people of Germany”.Ozil, a key member of Germany’s World Cup-winning team in 2014, was photographed with Turkey President Erdogan along with Ilkay Gundogan, a team mate likewise of Turkish descent. A huge controversy had erupted back in Germany over the picture.Thereafter with Germany exiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a humiliating manner, the target of criticism was levelled at Ozil.Also read – Mesut Ozil, upset with racist abuse, declares he will no longer play for GermanyOzil’s decision to quit has triggered a bad-tempered public debate in Germany about its relations with its largest immigrant community.”It’s a personal decision (which) I respect,” Emery told reporters in Singapore a day before Arsenal play Atletico Madrid in the pre-season International Champions Cup tournament.Emery, who in May became the Premier League side’s first new manager in 22 years after Arsene Wenger stepped down, said Ozil felt at home with Arsenal.”We are like his home. We are like his family … We are going to help him to feel good,” Emery added.advertisementOn the other hand, Ozil avoided any talk of the controversy surrounding his retirement from German football and opted to focus on the Arsenal’s pre-season friendly tournament in Singapore on Wednesday.In the wake of Ozil’s announcement, the player’s Turkish hometown has even changed the street-sign of ‘Mesut Ozil Avenue’ and it has been changed to Ozil’s photograph with Erdogan.Erdogan slammed the German authorities for their racist treatment of Mesut Ozil.Arsenal will also play Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday in the tournament.Arsenal open the new Premier League campaign with a home fixture against champions Manchester City on August 12.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Nokia 5.1 Plus launched in India: Full specs, features, price and everything you need to know

first_imgAt the Nokia event in India on Tuesday, HMD had a surprise for everyone who only expected the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The company also announced the Nokia 5.1 Plus aka Nokia X5, which is the second notched Nokia phone that was unveiled by the company in China a few weeks ago. The Nokia 5.1 Plus brings a lot of the same design elements as the Nokia 6.1 Plus, only with a more stripped down hardware and lower price point.Much like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 5.1 Plus also touts a display notch and an attractive all-glass design. Notably, the notch here is wider than that on the 6.1 Plus and looks more similar to the iPhone X. Here’s everything you need to know about the device.Nokia 5.1 Plus specificationsDisplay: The Nokia 5.1 Plus brings a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Nokia claims the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratioProcessor: Powering the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipsetRAM: 3GB RAMStorage: 32GB of internal storageRear camera: The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a dual camera system on the back which is made up of a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor for depth of field photosFront camera: An 8-megapixel sensor can be found on the front with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlockBattery: The Nokia 5.1 Plus houses a 3060mAh battery, similar to the Nokia 6.1 PlusSoftware: The phone will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is part of the Android One program which means it will receive timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the futureadvertisementConnectivity: The Nokia 5.1 Plus supports dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jackNokia 5.1 Plus features– Like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 5.1 Plus highlights a premium design language at an affordable price. This is the second Nokia phone with a notch and this allows for a larger display in a compact form back. Thanks to the notch and a narrow chin, the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers an edge-to-edge display with an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratio.– The Nokia 5.1 Plus also sees glass on both the front and back that adds to its premium looks. The reflective glass panel will be offered in Black, Blue and White colours.– The MediaTek Helio P60 chipset is based on a 12nm process, which the company says will offer high performance while consuming less power. The Helio P60 SoC also comes with built-in AI chip and will also deliver good GPU performance while playing games.ALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 Plus launched in India: Full specs, features and everything you need to know– The Nokia 5.1 Plus runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. As an Android One device, you can be assured of regular security patches and the device will be upgradable to Android 9 Pie.Nokia 5.1 Plus India price and availabilityHMD did not announce the pricing of the Nokia 5.1 Plus at the launch event. The company said that the device will be available online sometime in September which is when we’ll know the pricing details as well.last_img read more

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Muguruza calls for more women’s tennis on

first_imgHong Kong, Oct 8 (AFP) Former world number one Garbine Muguruza called Monday for greater television coverage of women’s tennis, as the game battles to recover from allegations of sexism that erupted at the US Open.The Spaniard, who is struggling to end a slump in form that has seen her slip to 15th in the world, welcomed a new five-year deal the WTA has signed with the Tennis Channel in the US which aims to boost coverage and attract more viewers to the women’s game.”I think it’s great, I think the more tennis we see is good,” the double Grand Slam champion said at the WTA Hong Kong Open as she prepared for her debut match at the tournament.”Sometimes I feel that (television) plays more men’s matches, not only in the United States but also in other countries, in Spain as well, and people need to see (women’s tennis) in order to have their daughters play.”Muguruza told reporters she believed tennis — where the earning gender gap persists despite the Grand Slams offering equal prize money — was “lucky” to suffer less from sexism than other sports.But she added it was important the women’s game achieved a higher profile.”Just to see it on TV helps people to realise they’re is also a women’s side.”The women’s game was plunged into controversy at the US Open when losing finalist Serena Williams lashed out at umpire Carlos Ramos in spectacular fashion.The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost in straight sets to Japan’s Naomi Osaka after a bad-tempered confrontation with Ramos that she later blamed on sexism.advertisementWilliams called Ramos a “thief” and a “liar” in a heated row with the Portuguese official that eventually saw her docked a game.Williams later said women players could not get away with “even half of what a guy can do”.- Osaka pullout -=================The tournament also generated unwanted headlines after the United States Tennis Association admitted they were wrong to hand French player Alize Cornet a warning for slipping off her shirt on court after realising she had put it on back-to-front.Muguruza, speaking on her 25th birthday Monday, admitted she had struggled for form in 2018 after two glorious years which had seen her clinch first the French Open in 2016 before being crowned Wimbledon champion last year.”I’ve had a few injuries but every year you have something,” she said.”I just think I’ve played a lot of matches that didn’t go my way, I’ve struggled in a few events and I couldn’t find the right quality of game to beat these opponents — and I’m still searching for it.”She has already missed out on the WTA season finale in Singapore after a poor season, but said the Hong Kong field remained competitive despite world number six Osaka, who triumphed over Williams in New York, pulling out with a back injury.”There is a very good player who’s not going to play but I don’t think I have more chances now than before — there is a very tough draw.”I have no expectation. I’m just trying to finish (the season) well.” (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs WI Live Streaming on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel

first_imgIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test live streaming from Hyderabad: Watch IND vs WI 2nd Test match free live streaming online: Watch IND vs WI Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.India produced a dominating performance against West Indies in the first Test and now, they will aim for a whitewash while taking on the visiting side in their second clash of the ongoing two-match series at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.In the first Test, West Indies were thwarted by India by an innings and 272 runs in a completely one-sided contest at the beginning of the tour.India vs West Indies Live Score 2nd Test Day 1West Indies hardly showed any resistance as the Indian bowling line-up tore them apart in both their innings and even their bowling could not stand up to the quality of Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja.Hyderabad Test: India look to continue domination over West IndiesHowever, West Indies will find some solace in the second Test as their captain Jason Holder would be back in the squad. They will also welcome back fast bowler Kemar Roach, who had missed the opening Test after he had to rush back to his home following the death of his grandmother.India vs West Indies live streaming: Where to watch IND vs WI 2nd Test Day 1 live streaming onlineIf India manage to win their final Test, it would be their 10th consecutive series win at home since 2013.advertisementWhat time does the 2nd Test between India vs West Indies start?Day 1 of the second Test starts on 9:30 AM IST on October 12, Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd Test between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Bangladesh match.Where will the 2nd Test between India and West Indies be played?The 2nd Test between India and West Indies will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad from 09:30 IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 2nd Test live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 2nd Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 2nd Test between India and West Indies?India Final 12: Virat Kohli (captain), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.West Indies Squad: Jason Holder (c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, and Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

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West Indies coach Stuart Law suspended for 2 ODIs for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

first_imgWest Indies coach Stuart Law has been handed a two-game ban, a 100 per cent fine on his match fee and three demerit points for breaching ICC’s Code of Conduct during day three of the second Test between West Indies and India, the cricket governing body announced on Tuesday.The ban comes into play because his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period and it means that he will be suspended for his side’s first two ODIs against India in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam respectively.The Australian was found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an International Match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match Official or team participating in any International Match, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made.”As Law had received a 25 per cent fine and one demerit point during the final day’s play in the Dominica Test against Pakistan in May 2017, with the addition of these three demerit points, he has reached the threshold of four demerit points, which, pursuant to article 7.6 of the Code, have now been converted into two suspension points.Therefore, Law has been suspended from the 21 and 24 October ODIs against India.The incident on Sunday afternoon happened when Stuart Law, following the dismissal of Kieran Powell, went to the TV umpire’s room and made inappropriate comments. He then walked to the fourth umpire’s area and, in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments at the fourth official.advertisementOn Monday, Law admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.The charges were leveled by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Ian Gould, third umpire Nigel Llong, all from the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, and fourth official Nitin Menon.Law, who took charge of West Indies in February 2017, will leave his role after the tours of India and Bangladesh to take charge of English county side Middlesex in January.last_img read more

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3rd T20I: Lewis, Paul help West Indies crush Bangladesh by 50 runs to clinch T20I series

first_imgMotivated by a no-ball decision against his team, fast bowler Keemo Paul took 5-15 as West Indies won the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh 2-1 after a bad-tempered 50-run win in the third match on Saturday.Put into bat, opener Evin Lewis smashed a 36-ball 89, with six fours and eight sixes, to help West Indies pile up 190 before being bowled out in 19.2 overs.Paul, along with left-arm spinner Fabian Allen (2-19), then helped to dismiss Bangladesh for 140 in 17 overs.Bangladesh made a rapid start, thanks to Liton Das, despite opener Tamim Iqbal being run out for 8.Das helped Bangladesh to go past 50 in just four overs before he was caught off pacer Oshane Thomas but the delivery was judged to be a no-ball.West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite and his players protested the decision with Thomas’ foot shown to be on the line and the game was stopped for around 10 minutes with no review allowed. Match referee Jeff Crowe intervened, the decision stood, and play resumed.West Indies didn’t review the decision on advice from management.”The rule is that if a no-ball is called it cannot be reviewed or reversed,” Brathwaite said. “But if it isn’t called, it can be reversed checking the video.”Everyone saw that it was not a no-ball. For a young man who is inexperienced, Oshane Thomas was under the pump. To finally get a dismissal but the ball has gone to your name as a free hit, to bowl the extra ball with an extra run, obviously it messed his mindset.advertisement”I am not saying the officials are cheating because I think they are professionals. However, I can just call what I see. If we are seeing we are not getting the rub of the green, the 50-50s, then as captain of the ship I will say that. I must commend the match referee. After we had some stern words, it was resolved. We worked too hard for my team to walk off the field or forfeit the game or series.”The dispute fueled West Indies to such an extent that the tourists hit back with three wickets for one run in nine balls with Allen and Paul at the fore.Allen got Soumya Sarkar (9) and Shakib Al Hasan for a duck in consecutive deliveries before Paul dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim (1).From 56-1 before the no-ball dispute, Bangladesh was 66-4.”I don’t know what all the rules are pertaining to reviews,” Brathwaite said, “so I don’t want to tell them how to do their job. But it can be looked at. The laws may be put into question after this incident.”Paul then ran though the Bangladesh batting lineup, varying his pace well to leave Bangladesh 96-8 and became only the second West Indies bowler to take five-for in T20 cricket after former skipper Darren Sammy (5-26) against Zimbabwe in 2010.Mehidy Hasan (19) and Abu Hider (22 not out) took Bangladesh past 100 runs.Earlier, Bangladesh’s bowlers bowled well to deny West Indies reaching the 200-run mark as the hosts sought a tour sweep against West Indies after winning the two-match test series 2-0 and the ODI series 2-1.Evin Lewis launched West Indies in aggressive style and the visitors racked up 88 runs in the first powerplay with the loss of Shai Hope.In the third over of the innings, Lewis smashed Hider for 27 runs including four sixes.Bangladesh came back strongly through offspinner Mahmudullah (3-18) who bowled Lewis, leaving West Indies at 122-3 and sparking the collapse with Shakib (3-37) and Rahman (3-33) causing problems for West Indies.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

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India vs Australia: This is the best I have ever batted, says Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara, who won the man-of-the-series for his 521 runs in India’s historic series win over Australia, said this is the best he has batted in his career.Pujara has been in sensational form since he was dropped in the first Test in England. Before the start of the Test series in Australia, the entire focus was on Virat Kohli – the man who top scored in ODIs and Tests in 2018, the man who had bullied Australia in their own backyard four years ago, the man who was just short of 1000 Test runs in Australia before the first ball was bowled in Adelaide.However, it was Cheteshwar Pujara who led India’s batting revival against the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc.Pujara scored hundreds in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth in trying conditions to enthrall the cricket world. Kohli had a below-par series by his own standards, scored 282 runs.Pujara, speaking exclusively to India Today’s Boria Majumdar, said this was the best he has ever batted.”It’s a very big achievement for all us, winning a Test series abroad. Especially in this country, where we haven’t won a Test series. We have been close to winning a Test series. It’s a first-ever victory for the Indian team. We are all proud of it.”We all are proud of it. The credit goes to the team. The way we have played throughout the entire series. I would also want to mention our bowlers. They have done a lot of hard work. To win abroad, you need to take 20 wickets. Our pacers and spinners have done that.advertisementThe end of an epic knock from Cheteshwar Pujara!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/J2php55Ktlcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019″Well, for me, I think the first hundred at Adelaide was special, because of the kind of situation we were in. And when you’re playing a four-Test series, it’s important to start off well. When you’re 1-0 up, you can be rest assured you have a very good chance to win the Test series. That hundred was very special.”The way I batted, we’re in a bit of trouble. I had a partnership with Ash and later on with the tail-enders. There was a stand with Rohit also. I think it is important to bat sessions, especially in Australia. I think it’s all about preparation, the way I prepared for the series was up to the mark. That’s why I did well.”I think people have that perception that I can’t play quickly. But I have played a lot of inning with good strike rates. I feel that you have to wait for the right time to start acceleration, especially in Tests. You can go in and straightaway start hitting. You’ve to read the situation adn bat accordingly,” Pujara told India Today.Take a bow, Cheteshwar Pujara!Another outstanding knock for his fifth Test ton against Australia.#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/n692cZ7WrCcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019″Well, talking about the Melbourne Test, good thing we were batting first. Although we won the toss, that pitch was hard to bat on, we looked like we won’t get to 300-350. On the first day, we didn’t score much, in the sense, we made only 220 on Day 1. Although we were batting well, we didn’t score enough boundaries. The reason was the pitch. They were bowling well as well. For us to get to a big total was important. I had a very good partnership with Virat. He had been in very good form but he also had to cut down on a few shots in that Test match. So I think in that particular Test, the way Bumrah bowled was fantastic. All our bowlers were blowing really well,” the 31-year-old Saurashtra batsman added.Pujara had put India in the driver’s seat (along with Rishabh Pant who scored 159 not out and Ravindra Jadeja who made 81) but rain played spoilsport in Sydney to rob India of a chance to win their third Test of the series.However, there were enough reasons for India to celebrate as they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia. Pujara, whose spot was under the scanner after the 2014-15 tour of Australia, worked hard on his game and today is among the best modern day Test batsmen.”This is the best I have ever batted.. This is our biggest ever victory,” Pujara said at the post-match presentation and added while the Test series against Australia at home in 2017 was the toughest he has played in, this series win was the biggest.advertisementCheteshwar Pujara brings up his 12th score of 50+ against Australia in Test cricket. And he’s not done yet…#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/gfypq8RCavcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019Pujara also said this was the best bowling India has ever had: “This is the best fast bowling unit ever for India. Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal.”There were several happy moments after the final Test in Sydney. First, Pujara said it was the best Indian team he has ever been a part of while not long after, his teammates got him to do a little dance.As good as batsman he is, Cheteshwar Pujara could not really pull off the dance steps Rishabh Pant tried to teach him.But Cheteshwar Pujara will forever be remembered as the man who starred in possibly one of the most historic Test series triumphs for an Indian team.Also Read | India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara a living Buddha, says MSK PrasadAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara keen on getting back to domestic cricket, to play county during IPL 2019Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara just can’t dance: Watch India stars celebrate historic winlast_img read more

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs Everton

first_imgLiverpool forward Sadio Mane is happy to continue in his central role if the team need him to after scoring twice in Wednesday’s 5-0 Premier League victory over Watford.Filling in for injured striker Roberto Firmino, Senegalese Mane headed in from close range in the first half before adding to his tally with a cheeky back-heel effort.Firmino has shaken off an ankle injury and could return for the Merseyside derby at Everton on Sunday.”I was lucky to score two but honestly I don’t mind,” Mane told Sky Sports. “I’m happy to play left or right side but if the team or the coach needs me as a striker, I’ll try again.”.”To be honest I was surprised. I never played there before, I was nervous.”Title-chasing Liverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester City who could regain the lead after their match at Bournemouth on Saturday.Liverpool edged Everton 1-0 when the teams played earlier this season and Mane is well aware of the importance of the fixture in the title race.”Of course, it is one of the more important derbies because we know what we want this season,” Mane said.”But after all it’s like any other game. We need to focus and give everything to win it.”Also Read | Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United managerAlso Read | Sergio Ramos will regret deliberate yellow card if we win: Ajax midfielder De Jonglast_img read more

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Pujara, Ashwin among 7 India cricketers to play county ahead of World Test Championship

first_imgSeven of India’s Test specialists may play a few games for various English county sides to prepare for the inaugural World Test Championship series in July and August.The players that BCCI have zeroed in are Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma, who will play County cricket.Pujara already has a three-year contract with Yorkshire and is set to play there again.”Pujara’s contract was a deal between him and the county and it’s a long term deal,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Friday.As far as Rahane is concerned, he is likely to sign a deal with Hampshire in the coming week and is waiting for the approval of all three Committee of Administrators.”CoA head Vinod Rai has already given his approval but Diana Edulji and Lt General Ravi Thodage are yet to give their approvals,” the official said.”With India set to play against the Caribbean in about fortnight after the end of the World Cup, the BCCI has prepared a proposal wherein their Test specialists can play some red ball cricket in months of June till mid July,” the senior official added.Some of the counties that BCCI is talking to include Leicestershire, Essex, Nottinghamshire.”During the last Test series in England, the BCCI has had discussions with the CEOs of all major counties so that our top Test players can play there in summers,” said the official.Ideally, the BCCI is looking at three to maximum four first class games for its players before the West Indies series.advertisement”The conditions are completely different save that they will playing with red Dukes which will also be used in the West Indies. It’s just that they will get game time. We are hopeful that all our seven Test players will be playing either Division 1 or 2 of the English county,” he said.India skipper Virat Kohli was supposed to play for Surrey last year but could not do so due to an injury.Also Read | Expectations from me fair but my focus is to help India win: Virat Kohli Also Read | WAGs not allowed to accompany Team India players for first 20 days of World Cup 2019Also See:last_img read more

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French Open 2019: Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev survive 1st-round scares

first_imgThe wind was swirling, Naomi Osaka’s shots were flying everywhere except where she wanted and her debut as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament was not going well. Not well at all.In the first set of her first match at the 2019 French Open, Osaka didn’t even manage to grab a game. How bad was it? Her opponent had zero winners of her own in that set, because every point came via an error off Osaka’s racket. In the second set, Osaka was just two points from bidding adieu to Roland Garros.And yet, somehow, Osaka held it together enough to work her way back into things, overcome all of those many mistakes and stretch her winning streak at majors to 15 matches by eventually emerging to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 0-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.”I can see that I can play against everyone – and she’s also just a human,” the 90th-ranked Schmiedlova said, “and that I could beat her, definitely.”Clay has never been Osaka’s best surface; her power-based style is more suited to hard courts, such as those at the U.S. Open, which she won last September, or the Australian Open, which she won in January to become the first tennis player from Japan to be ranked No. 1.Her only first-round exit in 13 appearances at majors came at the French Open two years ago. The only 6-0 Grand Slam set she has lost came Tuesday.Yet after having a career record of 9-11 on clay entering this season, she had been 7-1 on the slow stuff in 2019. She talked about feeling more and more comfortable on the surface and assured everyone that the abdominal and thumb injuries she’d dealt with in recent weeks were no longer any issue.advertisementBut nothing seemed right at the outset against Schmiedlova, who has never been past the third round at a major and is now 6-15 in openers.Schmiedlova’s first 30 points came via 18 unforced errors and 12 forced errors by Osaka.Del Potro seals 2nd-round berthIn other action on Day 3, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro played Grand Slam tennis for the first time since fracturing his right kneecap and moved into the second round at Roland Garros by beating Nicolas Jarry 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.”My main goal is still the knee, my health. And I’m looking forward to (being) 100 percent in the second part of the year,” said the No. 8-seeded del Potro, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at last year’s U.S. Open. “Once I get in good shape again, I can be focused on the result, you know, in different tournaments, different surfaces. That’s what I want to think about – not only my knee or my wrist or whatever.”Alexander Zverev huffs and puffs into the 2nd roundAnother top man, No. 5 Alexander Zverev, continued his pattern of needing five sets to advance in Paris, struggling before edging John Millman 7-6 (4), 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in 4 hours, 8 minutes. A year ago in Paris, Zverev needed to win three consecutive matches that went the full five sets to get to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.”I’m through,” Zverev said, “and that’s all that matters.”Osaka needed 25 minutes to claim a game as she began her bid for a third consecutive major title.She’ll probably want to play better in her next match, against two-time Australian Open champion and former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.”It’s going to be exciting for me,” said Azarenka, who eliminated 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 7-6 (4). “I love to challenge myself against the best players.”Osaka seemed to be in better shape early in the second set, up 3-0 and finding her groove.That’s when the day’s off-and-on rain returned briefly in the form of sprinkles. Spectators popped open umbrellas and the players took a bit of a break, first draping orange tournament towels over themselves while waiting on their sideline seats, then heading off court for about five minutes.In all, the delay was less than 10 minutes – the drops were so scarce, play continued elsewhere – so there was no warmup when they returned. The respite served Schmiedlova better: She suddenly produced her very first winner of the entire match with a 96 mph (155 kph) serve to hold and get within 3-1, then took the next two games, too, to make it 3-all.When Osaka got broken to trail 6-5 in the second set because of yet another mistake, she wheeled around to look at her box and display a sarcastic thumbs-up.advertisementThat allowed Schmiedlova to serve for the match again – she already had failed to close it out at 5-4. At 30-15, she was two points from pulling off what would have been only the second first-round upset of the women’s No. 1 seed in French Open history. But she couldn’t close it out. Osaka wouldn’t let her.”Not easy for my head,” Schmiedlova said later.There were four other moments in that game when Osaka was two points from defeat. Never happened.In the ensuing tiebreaker, Osaka was dominant, and when her cross-court forehand was too much to handle, giving her that set, she looked at her box again, this time with a pumping clenched left fist.”You could see,” Schmiedlova said, “that she’s No. 1, there.”Also Read | French Open 2019: Serena Williams survives scare to reach 2nd roundAlso See:last_img read more

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LONGTIME KLEM RADIO NEWSCASTER PASSES AWAY

first_imgA well known Le Mars radio newscaster has passed away.Longtime KLEM news director Larry Schmitz died Thursday at the age of 75.Dave Grosenheider of Powell Broadcasting reported for Larry at KLEM:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SCHMITZ.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….IN 2007. ;26Grosenheider says Schmitz also worked at another job where he served the public in a different way:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SCHMITZ2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….program director. :18Schmitz ran a weekly public affairs news program called “The Opinionaire”, which resulted in an exclusive interview with a relative unknown who would later become President:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SCHMITZ3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………professional journalism. ;18The Powell Broadcasting family wishes to express their sympathy to Larry’s family, friends and listeners.Funeral arrangements are with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home.last_img read more

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BOB WOODWARD TO SPEAK AT MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

first_imgJournalism icon Bob Woodward will provide Morningside College’s annual Waitt Lecture in Eppley Auditorium this fall.Woodward is best known for his coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein which also lead to the book “All The President’s Men”.The work earned him his first shared Pulitzer Prize in 1973.Woodward received his second shared Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.He is an associate editor of The Washington Post where he has worked since 1971.During his storied career, he has also received nearly every major American journalism.Woodward will speak on Wednesday, October 9th, at 7:30 p.m.His topic will be “The State of the American Presidency: Addressing the Lay of the Land Pre-Iowa Caucus.”The event is free and open to the public.last_img read more

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DEAN FOODS FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY

first_imgDean Foods, America’s largest milk processor has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.A statement from the company says they intend to use this process to protect and support its ongoing business operations and address debt and unfunded pension obligations while it works towards a sale of the company.Dean Foods says it is engaged in advanced discussions with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. regarding a potential sale of substantially all assets.The Company has received a commitment of approximately $850 million in debtor-in-possession financing from some of its existing lenders and together with cash on hand and operating cash flows, to continue operations including payment of employee wages and benefits without interruption and payment to suppliers and vendors in full under normal terms for goods and services provided on or after the filing date.Dean Foods operates a milk plant in Le Mars.last_img read more

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Chalk Talk: How the Cowboys Utilize the Quick Snap

first_imgThe Oklahoma State offense came alive in the second half in their 38-31 victory over Iowa State last Saturday. That was partly due to their success on first downs, and more specifically, their quick-snap first downs immediately following a conversion. The Cowboys have found success on said downs not only on the ground but also on downfield chunk plays. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at why this quick snap works and how the Cowboys run it so well.Watch the process here. In this example, the offense converts a third down on a run to the left:seq1Rudolph immediately looks to the sideline for the next play and then signals it to his players:seq2And they quickly align in their new formation and run the play:seq3Here’s another example of their quick snap success, but this time in the red zone. The Cowboys convert a third down and get inside the five for a first-and-goal:bseq1Rudolph, who gets the signal from the sideline, quickly communicates with his players and gets in his stance:bseq2And he gets the ball snapped as quickly as possible:bseq3The Cowboys’ success on quick-snap first downs is, on average, much higher than that on their drive-opening first downs. This is because they can fully maximize the effect of their tempo on their quick-snap first downs. In these situations, Rudolph can get the signal while the chains are moving and the ball can be snapped immediately after it is set. 2.6 yards (1.7 R, 4.5 P)10.8 yards (5.8 R, 15.2 P) Drive-Opening 1st Down AVG(Run, Pass)Other 1st Down AVG (Run, Pass)center_img The difference is jarring, but it’s not only because of the tempo. One thing that offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has done well since he’s been here is utilize the quick snap. Initially, he just used it alongside his trick plays, where he would have the offense run a base play and then quickly align after it ended to run the gadget. But as the Cowboy offense has regained its reputation as a “tempo offense,” Yurcich has put together a package of weekly plays that he uses on first down to catch the defense off-guard.He likes to call RPOs (run-pass options) off the quick snap to give Rudolph the option to hand the ball off or take a shot deep. This week, they used a base handoff with route attachments on both the twin and single-receiver side.qs_rpoLast week, they used RPOs to take shots downfield, like this example to Jalen McCleskey:seam_throwOftentimes, the defense is not in position, and that makes Rudolph’s read much clearer, leading to plays like that.They also have “shot” plays that they’ll use off the quick snap, like this verticals concept that they used a handful of times on Saturday:stack_vertsFinally, they will often use their new plays off the quick snap, like this touchdown pass to James Washington on an out-n-up route. The actual play concept was a mesh/inside cross with the inside receivers, but the corner (who was out of position in the first place) bit on the route and Rudolph made the right decision to throw to Washington for an easy touchdown.outnupThe quick snap has now become an integral part of the Cowboy offense, and it serves as an outlet for both their base plays and their newer, more creative ones. Keep an eye out for what they do off their bye week at Kansas with the aid of extra preparation.What’s your favorite/least favorite thing about OSU’s offense? Leave your message below in the comments!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Watch: Cinematic Highlights of Oklahoma State and Central Arkansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. AdChoices广告These always remind me of those montages in Friday Night Lights with the dramatic narration. That is to say, I absolutely love them.last_img read more

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I want to play football again – Diaby

first_imgArsenal I want to play football again – former Arsenal star Abou Diaby Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 15:56 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Abou Diaby Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Köln Olympique Marseille v Konyaspor Olympique Marseille UEFA Europa League The midfielder has managed just five league matches in the last couple of years but hopes to be up to speed by Christmas as he eyes a return Former Arsenal and Marseille midfielder Abou Diaby has set his sights upon playing competitive football again, but admits that he has thought of hanging up his boots.Diaby was once one of the great hopes of French football, yet his career has been marked by incredible injury issues over the years.Arsenal 16/5 to beat Chelsea Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The 31-year-old has managed to play just 139 league matches in a career that began with Auxerre in 2004, while he featured just five times in Ligue 1 for OM over a two-year period.“Retiring? I’ve thought about it, but my conclusion is that I want to work, to rehabilitate myself and to play football again,” he told Canal Football Club.“I’m going to start my preparation work, I’ve got three or four months in front of me and I’m going to work to my core to get my body back to the level it should be.”Diaby was released by Marseille in the summer as his contract ended and, given that he managed to play only a handful of times for the Stade Velodrome side, he found that logical.“I came back from injury at the end of the season but it was too late, it was to be expected that our adventure together would not be continued,” he said.last_img read more

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