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Brickman longs for home after end of ABL stint

first_imgPH 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 Long just a blip in Filipino basketball fans’ radars, Filipino-American Jason Brickman has finally set his sights on playing on home soil.“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and right now is the best opportunity to do that,” he told the press during Mighty Sports’ thanksgiving dinner on Sunday at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT “I think it’s a great opportunity to represent the Philippines. We have a lot of good local players,” Brickman, 27, said.“There’s gonna be some very good teams there. I’m looking forward to play and do whatever I can to help the team,” he said of the contest that will feature 10 teams and will run from Feb. 1 to 9 in Dubai.The last time Brickman suited up for the Mighty quintet was in 2016 when the team saw action in the Merlion Cup and William Jones Cup.Brickman, a champion in the ABL and a Finals MVP, was recently released by Mono Vampire, the team he helped steer into the Finals last season.“I’m focused on getting in to this draft—the one coming up,” he said. “Now that I’m out of any contracts, I’m focusing my energy [into that.]”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m still working on my papers. Hopefully, I could get that done by the end of the year, and go to the PBA draft,” he added.Brickman, who has made commendable tours of duty in the United States’ NCAA and club leagues overseas, looks to follow the footsteps of Stanley Pringle, Justin Melton, Chris Banchero, Matthew Wright, Christian Standhardinger, and Paul Zamar who all played in the Asean Basketball Leagu (ABL) before making the jump to the Philippine Basketball Association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn 2014, he signified interest in playing for Philippine team, then bracing for a World Cup stint. A Fiba (international basketball federation) rule on eligibility hindered Brickman from realizing his dream.Born in San Antonio, Texas, Brickman hopes his second stint with Mighty Sports will prepare him for the PBA.There, he joins a squad bannered by do-it-all PBA import Justin Brownlee, two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom and a crop of renowned amateurs. MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Kawano-Sato tops Yulo golf ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

After Maharashtra, Priyanka’s Mary Kom goes tax free in Uttar Pradesh

first_imgUttar Pradesh government today announced exemption of entertainment tax on Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra’s starrer biopic ‘Mary Kom’.”As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax”, an official spokesman said here.Uttar Pradesh government announced exemption of entertainment tax on Mary Kom.The sports drama, which is based on the life of the Olympic bronze medal winner is scheduled to release on September 5 and is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in collaboration with Viacom 18.The movie narrates the struggle of a Manipuri female boxer, who goes on to become a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion.Recently Rani Mukerji-starrer ‘Mardaani’ and ‘Katiyabaaz’ were exempted from entertainment tax by the UP government.last_img read more

Currys: All-Star weekend ‘everything we hoped it would be’

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game 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 US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Seth fulfilled a lifelong dream of participating in his first All-Star 3-point contest and his girlfriend Callie Rivers, son of NBA coach Doc Rivers, has been wearing a large diamond ring on her left hand — though Seth has declined to publicly comment on their reported engagement.Stephen got to cross off a bucket list item when he leaped into the student section at his alma mater Davidson College Friday night after the Wildcats rallied to beat St. Joseph’s. He posed for pictures with Davidson students who were wearing only Speedos and smiles, saying “I didn’t get to do that when I was playing there, so I wanted to get that experience.”Dell was honored at the NBA Legends brunch Sunday after spending 16 seasons in the league and retiring as the Hornets all-time leading scorer, a mark that has since been broken by All-Star Kemba Walker.And Sonya, well she made the biggest shot of the weekend, draining an underhand toss from half-court on Friday — and then launched into a wild celebration — after beating her three children’s teams at a Charlotte community center that the Curry family helped to refurbish.“A perfect ending to that event,” Stephen later said.And while Stephen may not have gotten the “fairytale ending” he wanted after finishing second to Joe Harris in the 3-point contest, he did beat younger brother Seth to win a friendly wager .Sonya said she wanted Seth to win in his first ever appearance as an NBA player in Charlotte, but joked the family tried to “keep it on the DL.”It really didn’t matter in the end.This weekend was about making family memories.“It’s rare that we all get in the same place at the same time,” said Seth, “but to have my dad recognized by the NBA in a city where he played for the Hornets and where us kids grew up in is pretty special. It’s been one of the best All-Star weekends I have been a part of.” LATEST STORIES On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite 21 at the Spectrum Center beaming after spending the evening with family and watching sons Stephen and Seth and husband Dell participate in the NBA All-Star 3-point contest.“It’s been everything that I hoped it would be,” she said of her sons’ return to their hometown for All-Star weekend. “Seeing Dell out there on the court being able to share that moment with the boys was awesome. And having the family all here to watch — that’s hard to beat.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWith remnants of half-eaten appetizers and drinks still sitting on the counter, some of the young ones were starting to fuss having grown restless after being up well past their bedtimes.Still, Sonya didn’t want the night to end. Neither did her husband.Dell had changed into a suit and tie after shooting a few balls alongside former NBA players Glen Rice, Mark Price and Ray Allen to raise money for charity before the main 3-point event began.It didn’t come close to the most fun he had on Saturday — or this weekend.“Look around, all of our family was in here,” he said pointing to a crowded suite as Stephen’s wife Ayesha put their 19-month old son Canon into a stroller. “They had a great time, you could tell. That’s what it is all about — to give our family a chance to experience this and be a part of it.”The have been plenty of highlights and memories made during the Curry homecoming.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img View comments The only thing left now in this Curry family All-Star weekend is Stephen competing in his sixth All-Star game on Sunday night, giving the family one more night to share jokes, laugh and relentlessly tease each other as they like to do.For Dell and Sonya, the All-Star Weekend has taken them full circle.It was 27 years ago when Dell competed in the All-Star 3-point contest in Orlando, Florida — with 3-year-old Stephen at courtside with him.On Saturday night, Stephen simulated that moment by wearing the same multi-colored warmup jacket that he wore in 1992 sitting on his dad’s lap.“The league did a really nice thing with incorporating us with our kids being here,” said Dell, who moved his family to Charlotte in 1988 and never left. “We are blessed to be a part of this with our sons in the NBA. I can’t explain how happy and proud we are to be able to be on the court with them.”Dell said what he may remember the most about the weekend is seeing the family together.“We don’t get to see our grandkids enough,” he said after walking out of Suite 21 on Saturday night. “So to be able to spend some time with them is great. It’s late. It’s past their bedtime.But mom and dad let them stay up a little bit longer — because it was a special night.And a special weekend. MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, second from left, and Charlotte Vi Lyles and members of the Curry family pose for a photo at the Carole Hoefener Community Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, where the Currys refurbished the center, including the indoor basketball court. (AP Photo/Steve Reed)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sonya Curry hasn’t stopped smiling all weekend.She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

High court won’t referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Donald Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the athletic apparel maker will stand.Photographer Jacobus Rentmeester sued Nike after it used an image he took of Jordan in the 1980s as inspiration for a photograph it commissioned for its own ads. The company’s photo, which was used on posters and billboards, then became the basis for the “Jumpman” logo for Nike’s Air Jordan shoes. Rentmeester sued Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike in 2015 saying both the Nike photo and logo infringed on his copyright image.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Rentmeester’s original photo of Jordan was taken for Life magazine in 1984, while Jordan was a student at the University of North Carolina. It shows Jordan holding a basketball in his left hand and leaping, ballet-like toward a basketball hoop. At the time, Jordan was preparing for the upcoming Summer Olympics, which were being held in Los Angeles. In the photo, Jordan is wearing the U.S. Olympic team uniform.Both Rentmeester’s photo and Nike’s photo involve a basketball hoop at the right side of the image and were taken from a similar angle. Jordan’s pose is similar in both photos. But in the Nike photo, Jordan is wearing the red and black of the Chicago Bulls, which he joined in 1984, and the Chicago skyline is the background. One other difference: In Rentmeester’s photo, Jordan is wearing Converse.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, logisticsRentmeester cried foul, argued that the differences between his photo and Nike’s were “minor,” and said that nearly every original element in his photo also appeared in Nike’s. Lower courts ruled for Nike. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

Nepal’s record-setting Everest guide returns hero

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Teaira McCowan’s layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in WNBA opener His father was among the first Sherpa guides employed to help climbers reach the summit, and Rita followed in his footsteps and then some. In addition to his two dozen summits of Everest, Rita has scaled some of the other highest mountains, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.Sherpa tribespeople were mostly yak herders and traders living deep within the Himalayas until Nepal opened its borders in the 1950s. Their stamina and familiarity with the mountains quickly made them sought-after guides and porters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The brief celebration at the airport parking area with traditional drums was followed by Rita riding on a truck waving to supporters as they drove out of the airport.He told reporters he was very happy but exhausted.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, logisticsRita reached Everest’s 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Tuesday, the second time he had climbed to the summit in a week. He also reached the top of the world’s highest peak on May 15, then returned to base camp before climbing again this past week.The climbs bring Rita, 49, closer to his target of 25 ascents of Everest before he retires from high mountain climbing. His two closest peers have climbed Everest 21 times each, but both of them have retired from mountain climbing. MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita, 49, is welcomed by his sister at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)KATHMANDU, Nepal — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the airport. His wife hugged him and the crowd covered him with a cream-colored scarf and offered him yogurt.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting There are 41 teams with a total of 378 climbers permitted to scale Everest during the spring climbing season. An equal number of Nepalese guides are helping them get to the summit.About half a dozen climbers died this past week, most of them while descending from the summit during only a few windows of good weather each May. Most are believed to have suffered from altitude sickness, which is caused by low amounts of oxygen at high elevation and can cause headaches, vomiting, shortness of breath and mental confusion.Among the latest fatalities was British climber Robin Haynes Fisher, 44.Murari Sharma, managing director of Everest Parivar Expedition Pvt Ltd, said Fisher and his Sherpa guide reached the summit at around 8:30 .a.m. on Saturday and had descended 150 meters (490 feet) when he fell unconscious. A group of Sherpas changed his oxygen bottle and tried to give him some water but he could not be revived, he said.Rita first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA on drug war: Our mandate is guided by rule of law, respect for lives PLAY LIST 01:15PDEA on drug war: Our mandate is guided by rule of law, respect for lives00:50Trending 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View commentslast_img read more

Golovkin only thinking of Rolls in comeback fight

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “For me, preparing for Steve Rolls is we’re preparing for a world title fight, because we expect him to bring his best, because this is his life chance,” Banks said.“So with this big stage, Rolls is right now the most dangerous guy in New York City. He has everything to gain and nothing to lose.”Banks, a protege of famed trainer Emmanuel Steward, who died in 2012, meanwhile said he had been impressed by Golovkin’s attitude since taking over as trainer.“My perception of GGG was still very athletic, very hungry, very — he just have like a young spirit about him,” Banks said.“He loves being in the gym, happy about being in the gym, happy about working out, which, for me, to look at him at this level and still have that hunger, is awesome.”Rolls meanwhile has rejected suggestions that a lack of experience and relatively late start to his professional career may leave him out of his depth against an accomplished ring general like Golovkin.“It’s like having a classic car, but it has low mileage,” he said. “You can have a new car and drive the crap out of it, and it’s done.“I haven’t taken any punishment. I’m actually in my prime now.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments The 37-year-old Kazakh (38-1-1) has not fought since suffering the first defeat of his career, a majority decision loss to Alvarez in their second bout in Las Vegas last September.Since then, Golovkin has split with long-time trainer Abel Sanchez and signed a lucrative six-fight deal with US streaming company DAZN which may well smooth the way to a third bout with Alvarez, another DAZN fighter.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, logisticsGolovkin, however, is adamant that he is looking no further than the 35-year-old Rolls, who is unbeaten in 18 fights since starting his career relatively late in 2011.“I respect Steve because he’s a professional athlete and a professional boxer,” Golovkin said when asked about Rolls’ underdog status. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, boxes during a workout Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in New York. Golovkin faces Steve Rolls, of Canada, in a middleweight bout on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin insists he will only be thinking about opponent Steve Rolls on Saturday as he marks his return to the ring with a possible third fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez looming on the horizon.A week after Andy Ruiz Jr. produced a sensational knockout victory over heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, the eyes of the boxing world will once again turn to Madison Square Garden for Golovkin’s comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “This is not a game for me and for him.  And I believe this is biggest chance for him. This is boxing. Anything is possible.”Rolls though has taken encouragement from Ruiz’s stunner against Joshua.“I was already looking to shock the world and do what Ruiz did before the Ruiz situation actually happened,” he said.“But you know what? It made me understand and not just me, everybody I feel, that when you got two guys in the ring, anything can happen.”Golovkin’s new trainer, Johnathon Banks, said Joshua’s defeat to Ruiz should serve as a cautionary tale.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Shameful’: Roland Garros sexism row over ‘unfair’ women’s semi-finals shift DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

Kylian Mbappe Ruled Out of France’s Euro 2020 Qualifiers, ‘Not Ready’ After Thigh Injury

first_img Euro 2020 QualifiersfootballFranceKylian Mbappe First Published: October 11, 2019, 8:02 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow 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. Reykjavik: Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of France’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey and “needs more time” to recover from a thigh injury, coach Didier Deschamps said on Thursday.The 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward has not started a game since August. France, who sit second in Group H, visit third-placed Iceland on Friday before hosting group leaders Turkey on Monday.”He left for the simple reason that he wasn’t ready,” said Deschamps.The France boss added that Mbappe “will need more time” and “wasn’t comfortable”.Mbappe has been replaced in the squad by Borussia Moenchengladbach striker Alassane Plea, who made his only previous international appearance in a friendly against Uruguay last November.World Cup-winner Mbappe initially returned with substitute appearances against Bordeaux last month and Galatasaray last week, but PSG coach Thomas Tuchel then said he “needed more treatment” before he missed the win over Angers. last_img read more

Sunrisers Hyderabad consolidate 4th position with dominant win over MI

first_imgMumbai boasted an impressive Mumbai attack but Dhawan and Henriques batted with determination. Moises Henriques and Shikhar Dhawan of Sunrisers Hyderabad during an IPL Match against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Monday. – PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL Nabi, preferred over Kane Williamson, struck with his fourth ball, clean bowling the West Indian while paceman Kaul scalped Rana (9). COMMENT Nabi completed his quota of overs in one go and conceded only 13 runs, playing his part in choking Mumbai. Warner smartly used all his five bowlers. SHARE The hosts kept the Mumbai batsmen on a tight leash, giving away only 36 runs in the Power-play overs and also got rid of big-hitting Lendl Simmons (1) and Nitish Rana. Kaul sent back Rohit in the 19th over and Kieron Pollard (5) also struggled to get some quick runs. Earlier, the Mumbai Indians skipper added 60 runs for the fourth wicket Hardik Pandya (15) but Hyderabad bowlers never allowed the rivals to score freely with Siddarth Kaul (3/24) hurting them with an impressive three-wicket haul. They added 91 runs for the second wicket in 11 overs before Jasprit Bumrah dismissed the Australian in the 13th over. In the previous over Henriques was dropped by Harbhajan Singh off his own bowling. Hyderabad lost their captain David Warner (6) early when he was trapped by Mitchell McClenaghan but Dhawan and Moises Henriques (44) took the match away from Mumbai with their fiery knocks. Rohit and Pandya though kept the scoreboard ticking with singles and also found odd boundary in between. They added 60 runs for the fourth wicket before Rashid separated them by dismissing Pandya. Putting up a dominant show, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad spanked table-toppers Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in an IPL match to consolidate their fourth position in the table, here tonight. The total proved too small for the defending champions as they overhauled the target with 10 balls to spare as opener Shikhar Dhawan (62) led the way with an unbeaten half-century. Paceman Siddarth Kaul took three wickets while the Afghanistan spin duo of Rashid Khan (1/22) and Mohammed Nabi (1/13) choked the Mumbai batsmen with impeccable line and length. Together they conceded only 35 runs in eight overs.center_img Hyderabad remained at fourth position but now have 15 points, five more than closest rival Kings XI Punjab. One more win, taking their tally to 17, will seal them a berth in the Play-offs because even if Punjab win their remaining three matches they can get maximum to 16 points. Published on Parthiv Patel (23) was dropped by Vijay Shankar immediately after Rana’s dismissal but the southpaw could not cash in on and soon became the second victim of Kaul to leave Mumbai reeling at 36 for three. IPL 2017 May 08, 2017 After opening the attack with Bhuvneshwar he brought the paceman back only in the 13th over. Asked to bowl first, Hyderabad bowlers delivered in the crucial match, restricting the rivals to a modest 138 for seven, which was built around skipper Rohit Sharma’s fighting 6-—run knock off 45 balls. × Hyderabad dried up the runs with the table-toppers managing only 59 runs at the half-way mark but Rohit and Pandya were still there. Moises Henriques and Shikhar Dhawan of Sunrisers Hyderabad during an IPL Match against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Monday. – PTI Dhawan finished the match in the company of Vijay Shankar (15) after cheap dismissal of Yuvraj Singh (9). Dhawan’s 62 came off 46 balls with six boundaries, including two sixes while Henriques’ 44 came off 35 balls with six fours. cricket COMMENTSlast_img read more

India U-19 skipper Ishan Kishan bags first major endorsement contract

first_imgIndia’s Under-19 cricket captain Ishan Kishan has been signed by leading tyre manufacturer CEAT Ltd. for a three-year bat endorsement deal.The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman will now be seen playing with a bat prominently displaying CEAT insignia in all formats of the game. The association has been facilitated by IOS Sports & Entertainment, a company that exclusively manages Kishan. (Also read: MS Dhoni ducks question on Lodha Commission) Having learnt his cricket on the streets of Patna, 17-year old Ishan debuted with the Ranji trophy against Assam in December 2014. Since then, he has steadfastly risen as a trustworthy captain, having led India into the U-19 World Cup final. Ishan played with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Vijay Hazare Trophy and is also a part of team Gujarat Lions for the upcoming IPL 2016. He also plays for Jharkhand in Ranji trophy. (Also read: Kevin Pietersen will bolster Pune Supergiants, says MS Dhoni) Commenting on the association, Anant Goenka, MD, CEAT Ltd said, “Our objective is to identify young talent and support them in their international cricketing journey. Thus we have signed the very-promising Ishan Kishan as CEAT’s youngest on-field representative. We are confident that he has all the required qualities to progress as a well-rounded cricketer. We have once again chosen a cricketer who lives up to the CEAT brand that resonates the qualities of energetic youthfulness and dynamism.”Kishan said, “CEAT has indeed played a significant role in nurturing the cricketing talent pool of India. I am honoured to be associated with the CEAT cricketing family, and look forward to a long innings!advertisement”I am glad that CEAT has signed a deal with young and dynamic cricketer who has the potential to be the future of Indian Cricket. I congratulate CEAT for this association,” said Neerav Tomar, MD & CEO IOS Sports & Entertainment.last_img read more

FSSAI to train 20,000 street vendors in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) As part of its project to promote clean food, food safety regulator FSSAI will train about 20,000 street food vendors in the nation capital over the next four weeks.The decision to launch Project Clean Strategy Food was today announced at an event to connect with corporates, media specialists and food experts to promote food safety.The event was co-organised with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has partnered the governments Skill India initiative and others for the project.”FSSAI… announced the launch of Project Clean Strategy Food. Under the Delhi initiative of this project, FSSAI with Skill India and many other partners would train about 20,000 street food vendors in Delhi over the next four weeks,” according to an official statement.Speaking at the same event, FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal said the country faces huge burden of food-borne diseases, the food safety can be ensured if all the citizen and businesses are involved in the process.He added the capacity building of food businesses and advocacy with citizens is central to the working of the food regulator.There is no way to ensure food safety for all unless each citizen and all food businesses are involved in the process,” Agarwal said. PTI JTR ABKlast_img read more

IPL 2016: Kolkata Knight Riders Team Profile

first_imgKolkata will face a stern test while defending their IPL title this seasonGautam Gambhir’s side, who clinched the title in 2014, failed to repeat the success last season. They were not able to make it the playoffs after finishing fifth just behind Rajasthan Royals.Led by one of the finest Indian batsmen Gautam Gambhir, the team in golden blue is coached by Australian veteran.With two titles to their names, Kolkata is the only team alongside Chennai Super Kings to have won the tournament more than once. During the IPL auctions this year, KKR were smart and got the big-hitting New Zealand batsman Colin Munro.  Kolkata bagged Australian pacer John Hastings and West Indies’ Jason Holder. Kolkata also have retained their most consistent performers over the years in Robin Uthappa and Sunil Narine.Skipper Gautam Gambhir and explosive batsman Manish Pandey boost the top-order for Kolkata. Their middle-order is bolstered by Yusuf Pathan and Chris Lynn followed by all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell.With a variety in their bowling attack, KKR pose a serious threat to their oppositions. South African speedster Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav and Hastings form a dangerous seam-bowling attack while Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg and Piyush Chawla add to their spin-bowling.After deriving a perfect mix of Indian and overseas players, the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned KKR boasts of a formidable squad that could very well land them another title this year.Full Squad: Gautam Gambhir  (captain), Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Jason Holder, R Sathish, Manan Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel advertisementlast_img read more

Mustafizur Rahman will adapt quickly to IPL, says Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody is confident his new recruit Mustafizur Rahman will adapt to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in no time.The former Australian cricketer has praised the exciting 20-year-old southpaw’s ability to stay calm under pressure, reports crashed out of the World Twenty20 after four successive Super 10s defeats. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )Yet the young seamer, who joined the team in the second match of the round after recovering from an injury, snared nine wickets in three matches. He bamboozled the New Zealand batsmen in their last match, returning 5/22 – the best figures of the 2016 edition.”I met Mustafizur during the (T20) World Cup and he seems a good bright young kid. He will be looking forward to learning and to the opportunity,” the official IPL website quoted Moody as saying on Thursday.Mustafizur turned heads with his slowers and cutters since bursting into the scene in the ODI series against India last June. The Sunrisers signed him up by outbidding Royal Challengers Bangalore during the IPL players auction on February 6 earlier this year.”He has taken to big game cricket quite easily and we have already seen that in the World Cup stage and in the Asia Cup,” Moody said.”I feel he is more than comfortable and happy in big match situations. We have full confidence that he will adapt and adapt quickly,” he added.After Mustafizur flew to India on Tuesday, Bangladesh Cricket Board physio Bayezidul Islam has sent words of caution to his Sunrisers counterpart Theo Kapakoulakis.advertisement”(The fitness of) every cricketer needs to be handled differently. In Mustafizur’s case, we rest him after a couple of day’s bowling,” Islam said on Thursday.”Sometimes he bowls a day and rests in the next. We have let him (Theo) know how much Mustafizur can take in the nets and the form of his physique in details,” he added.last_img read more


first_imgThe Chile international opened the scoring in the sixth The Chile international opened the scoring in the sixth minute, spinning away from Sandro in midfield and drilling home from outside the box, before adding a neat free-kick seven minutes prior to half-time. “He had a top-quality first half and in the second half he dropped a little bit physically, but overall his contribution was vital,” Wenger said of Sanchez. “For us every point is important at the moment. We play under permanent pressure for every single game, so it is important to have the lead early and to focus on the way we want to play football.” Wenger also praised 19-year-old Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi, who started for the sixth game running. “Hes improving game after game, because he is just coming in, so thats one of the positives of the season,” said Wenger. Game after game, he shows quality. Hes surprising and his consistency is as well surprising, because he has played only youth-team football and suddenly he plays at that pace. “Im a bit cautious with him at the moment, but overall, what he produces, hes a football player.” West Brom manager Tony Pulis, whose side remain 10 points clear of the relegation zone, said that he had “no complaints” about the result. West Brom have scored just once in their last five games, with Saido Berhaino squandering two penalties in Saturdays 1-0 defeat by Watford, and Pulis admitted that his sides finishing was a source of concern. “Weve missed chances,” he said. “In the last game we missed two blinking penalties. So weve had the opportunities, we just havent put them in the back of the net.” The visitors had half-hearted penalty appeals turned down in the first half when Sanchez cleared the ball against his own hand, but Pulis refused to discuss the incident. “Ive got (into) enough trouble this year talking about referees,” said the Welshman. “Ill let you decide that.” AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Your tweets can tell how happy you are!

first_imgWashington, Apr 27 (PTI) Your tweets could tell how happy you are, say scientists, including one of Indian-origin, who used Twitter data to measure users life satisfaction, a component of happiness.This study is different from most social media research on happiness because it looks at how users feel about their lives over time, instead of how they feel in the moment, said Chao Yang, a graduate at the University of Iowa (UI) in US.Yang, along with Padmini Srinivasan, a professor at UI, mined data from about 3 billion tweets from October 2012 to October 2014.They limited their data set to only first-person tweets with the words “I,” “me,” or “mine” in them to increase the likelihood of getting messages that conveyed self-reflection.Researchers developed algorithms to capture the basic ways of expressing satisfaction or dissatisfaction with ones life.They found that peoples feelings of long-term happiness and satisfaction with their lives remained steady over time, unaffected by external events such as an election, a sports game, or an earthquake in another country.The findings contrast with previous social media research on happiness, which typically has looked at short-term happiness (called “affect”) and found that peoples daily moods were heavily influenced by external events.The findings are consistent with traditional social science research on subjective well-being, Srinivasan said.Researchers were able to group Twitter users by those who expressed satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their lives, with key differences found between the two.They found satisfied users were active on Twitter for a longer period of time and used more hashtags and exclamation marks, but included fewer URLs in their tweets.advertisementDissatisfied users were more likely to use personal pronouns, conjunctions, and profanity in their tweets.In addition, the researchers found differences in satisfied and dissatisfied users psychological processes.Dissatisfied users were at least 10 per cent more likely to express negative emotion, anger and sadness and to use words such as “should,” “would,” “expect,” “hope,” and “need” that may express determination and aspirations for the future.They also were more likely to use sexual words and to use them in a negative context.Satisfied users were more likely to express positive emotion – especially related to health and sexuality – and were at least 10 per cent more likely to use words related to money and religion.Dissatisfied users were at least 10 per cent more likely to use words related to death, depression and anxiety.Srinivasan said the research is significant because life satisfaction is a big component of happiness.The study was published in the journal PLOS One. PTI MHN SAR SARlast_img read more


first_imgGleave also has Phelps down for six more medals – five Gleave also has Phelps down for six more medals – five gold. Hes picking him to win gold in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly and the 200-meter individual medley. Hes had to guess on which relays Phelps will swim, but he picks him for gold in the 4×100 medley and 4×200 freestyle. And he figures hell get bronze in the 4×100 freestyle. “We are speculating to an extent on the relays,” Gleave said. “But I dont think that its a wild thing to guess.” A few other highlights from Gleaves predictions: American gymnast Simone Biles will win four gold medals, and one silver. Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm will win three golds and a silver. Chinese table-tennis star Ma Long will win two golds. American swimmer Katie Ledecky will take four gold medals. Brazil will set a national record with 25 medals overall and nine gold, taking advantage of being the host nation. Argentina will win only two medals, its worst performance since 1992 in Barcelona when it won only one. Spains medal total will fall for the fourth straight Olympics. The predictions are fun for fans, but they also make money. Gleave said Gracenote sells its data to national Olympic committees, including the United States, Australia and Britain. It also sells to media clients like the American television network CBS, and Canadas CBC. “We provide them with data, and they use it in their decision-making,” Gleave said. Gleave laughed when he was told he was taking all the suspense out of the Olympics. “As we all know, sport doesnt always work the way we expect it to,” he said. AP AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgRajnish said the youth, who had placed the ring order,Rajnish said the youth, who had placed the ring order, yesterday claimed that the piece of jewellery was tight, after which the worker was sent to a market in Sector 35 to get the necessary changes made.The youth then asked to see a ring for the woman accompanying him, Rajnish said, adding that later he went to the strong room in the shops cabin to pick out a ring and one youth followed him.The other accused placed a gun on Vinods head and brought him inside the strong room. He gave them a bag to put all valuables, they said.The owners stated that the robbers packed the bag with several diamond ornaments, including rings, chains, ear rings and bracelets, and fled after locking the cabin, police said.The owners managed to come out after smashing the glass door using a fire extinguisher. Subsequently, the police was informed.Police said the jewellery shop did not have any security guard for the last three years and added that they were quizzing the staff members.The DVD recorder of CCTV cameras installed inside and outside the showroom were also taken away by the accused. Footage from CCTV cameras installed at nearby shops was being screened, they said.A case under various sections of the IPC, including for robbery, and under the provisions of the Arms Act has been registered against unidentified accused at the Sector 17 police station.Sketches of the accused have also been prepared. One of the accused was dressed like an NRI and had spiky hair, the other youth was sporting a small beard while the woman was dressed in a traditional Indian suit. PTI SUN AKA GS AAR DV AARadvertisementlast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Zaheer Khan awestruck, Gayle could get away with ‘don’t blush’ comment and more

first_imgDelhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan lauds India U-19 hero Rishabh PantRishabh Pant, playing in only his third IPL match, stole the limelight as he hit a 40-ball 69 with the help of nine fours and two sixes as the Daredevils thrashed Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.Melbourne Renegades open to Chris Gayle’s return despite ‘don’t blush’ furoreGayle was fined and slammed by the Renegades management in January after directing personal comments at Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin.Confident Kolkata Knight Riders seek home comfort against resurgent Kings XI PunjabKolkata Knight Riders come back to familiar home conditions but will be wary of Kings XI Punjab, who are showing signs of improvement under newly-appointed skipper Murali Vijay.Atletico Madrid oust Bayern Munich to reach Champions League finalAtletico will play in the showpiece match for the second time in three seasons against either city rivals Real Madrid, who beat them in the 2014 final, or Manchester City, with the second semi-final scheduled for the Bernabeu on Wednesday.Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance to third round at Madrid MastersRafael Nadal easily defeated Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters on Tuesday, while Andy Murray advanced after a hard-fought 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 win over 37-year-old Radek Stepanek.last_img read more

Russian gold medallists used steroids at Sochi Winter Olympics: Report

first_imgCBS News says the former head of Russia’s drug testing laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov has told whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov that at least four of Russia’s gold medal winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics were using steroids, according to an interview to be aired on Sunday.Stepanov, who previously worked for Russia’s anti-doping agency and is now living in the United States, told the investigative programme “60 Minutes” that Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the drug laboratory, had evidence of the use of banned substances at the Games in Sochi, Russia.Reuters was unable to independently confirm the disclosures in the “60 Minutes” report.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said the body was aware that Sunday’s programme would “include content regarding further doping allegations”.”We will watch the programme with interest,” WADA spokesman Ben Nichols told Reuters.”We will not comment further until we have viewed the programme in full.”Russia is already banned from all track and field competitions, including August’s Rio Olympics, after an independent WADA commission last November revealed widespread state-sponsored doping.Its athletes will be allowed to return to competition when Russia can prove that it has met several conditions regarding its anti-doping operation, WADA and the International Association of Athletics Federations have said.last_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane rules out added pressure due to vice-captaincy role

first_imgA few in world cricket have risen above the pressure of leading a team. Batting stalwarts of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni have faced hiccups due to the added pressure of captaincy.Ajinkya Rahane, who has been named the vice-captain for India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies, said he enjoys taking responsibilities and the new role will help him to improve his performance.’EXCITING TOUR AHEAD'”I had toured the West Indies as part of India A around 3-4 years back, at that time the wickets were little slow. In international cricket, there will be different wickets. I have heard there is good bounce and pace in Barbados, Jamaica,” Rahane told PTI.”At the same time, I feel the wickets may be spin-friendly. We will get the idea of the wickets once we go there. But it is an exciting tour in the West Indies. We are going with a young Test team. We have done well recently and so we are looking forward to the tour,” he added.’ENJOY TAKING RESPONSIBILITIES’Talking about his new role as a vice-captain, Rahane said: “As a vice-captain there will be responsibilities and I like to take responsibilities. When I toured Zimbabwe as a captain, I learned a lot from my team-mates, it was a good experience and we had won in Zimbabwe.”There is certainly a sense of responsibility when going to West Indies. I enjoy taking responsibilities and I will learn new things from this team and it will be important how I go ahead step by step,” said Rahane, who was given the Ceat Special Award at a ceremony.’CAPTAINCY WON’T AFFECT MY BATTING’advertisementAsked if being a vice-captain would affect his batting, he said: “All these things are in the mind and how you think about such things is important and I don’t think that captaincy and vice-captaincy make any difference on batting.”As a captain or a vice-captain, I can give my more than my best because there is responsibility. When you represent the country, your mindset is completely different. This will help to improve my performance,” he added.’WILL GET TIPS FROM TENDULKAR, GAVASKAR’Rahane also said that he will look to pick the brains of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar before the West Indies tour in July-August.”Whenever they (Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar) are available, I try and converse with them about each tours. Before going to West Indies, if I can meet them, I will ask them about their experience, conditions and what kind of cricket is played there. If they are available, I will like to speak to them,” he said.RAHANE LAUDS BCCITerming the BCCI’s decision to play day-night cricket in Duleep Trophy as “good”, Rahane said the board has taken the decision considering what will happen in the future.”Playing Duleep Trophy under lights will give a better idea about how conditions change. Conditions in the afternoon are different than what it is in night and how much dew make a difference, all these factors can be gauged.”last_img read more